a fishy fantasy for all the family this Christmas St Brides Centre, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh 6 - 22 December Tickets 24.50 (E 22.50 (children, canes. Box Ollice 031-3110 MOS

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Until Sunday 23 December 7.30pm (Not Mondays) THE TRAVERSE THEATRE COMPANY


by Alexander Gelman Translated by Stephen Mulrine Directed by Ian Brown and Andrew Farrell Following the popular and critical success of A MAN WITH CONNECTIONS two years ago, The Traverse presents the British Premiere of Gelman's new play.

BOX OFFICE 031 226 2633l225 1974


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Mati‘nees 2.15 pm. Evenings 7 p.m.


The new lavish Spectacular Pantomime

\X’lTll and Alyson Mclnnes as Cinderella



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Angus Lennie

You'll be spellbound . . . as white mice are magically transtormetl into REAL LIVE I’ONIES and spirit

Cinderella's coach to the ball.

Adult prices £7.25, £5.25. Generous concessions available - please check with Box Office. Tel: 031-229 1201

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I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. Details 229 9697.

Hiawatha Thurs l3 Dec-Sat 5 Jan. £3—£8. 2pm on Sat 22. Sat 29 Dec. 2.30pm on Sat 15. Fri 21. Mon 24. Wed 26—Fri 28. Mon 31 Dec. Thurs 3—Sat 5 Jan. 59m Sat 22.Sat 29 Dec. Tom Thurs 13—Sat 15. Mon 17—Thurs 20. Mon 24. Wed 26—Fri 28. Mon 31 Dec. Wed 2—Sat 5 Jan.

The Royal Lyceum's year-long roam about the city brings it to the Assembly Rooms where it performs this year‘s Christmas show. Based on the story by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. it features the epic adventures of a Red Indian brave coping with mighty foes. perhaps the greatest of which is the the white man. Spectacle. dance. acrobatics and music. I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. B. Help: AA]

Pinocchio-The Panto Until Sat 5 Jan. £3.25—£4.50. 2.30pm until Sat 8. Mon 10. Wed 12. Sat 15. Mon 17. Wed 19. Sat22. Mon 24. Wed 26. Sat 29 Dec, Wed 23nd Sat 5 Jan. 7.30pm on Mon 10 Dec—Sat 5 Jan (not Suns. 25. 31 Decor 1 Jan).The Brunton pantomime puts the emphasis on entertainment, but also includes a cautionary message for children to say no to strangers. as it retells the story of Gepetto‘s puppet. Hopefully it'll be less tragic than Balsa Boy in Viz.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Tickets available from Queen's Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices. Stepping Out Until Sat 15 Dec. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Backstage tap dancing show in which a group of ten people train towards their graduation performance. For authenticity. the cast ofthis show by the Makers has enrolled for tap dance classes.

Dick Wilmington Wed 19—Sat 29 Dec (not Mon 24 or Tue 25). 7pm. Mats Sat22. Wed 26 and Sat 29 at 2.30pm. £3. Most performances are already sold out for Edinburgh People's Theatre panto. so get in touch soon with Mrs Wilkie at 46 Viewforth Terrace ifyou want tickets. Winnie the Pooh Wed 12—Sat 15 Dec. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). Leitheatre's seasonal treat is Glyn Robbins‘s stage adaptation of AA. Milne‘s children‘s stories.

I CORSTORPHINE YOUTH CENTRE 14 Kirk Loan, Corstorphine. 339 8278.

The Adventures of Aladdin Sat 8 Dec. L‘ l .51) (£1). Subtitled Beyond the Lamp. this community pantomime a sequel to Aladdin boasts no less than three Edinburgh District Councillors amongst its cast. The company assures us that this particular jaunt to Peking will not be at the Poll Tax payers' expense.

I RICHARD OEMARCO GALLERY 17~21 Blackfriars Street. 5570707.

The Sale oi The Demonic Women Fri 14 Dec. 8pm. £5 (£3). Highly-rated Polish director Zophia Kalinska presents an international cast in a tongue-in-cheek production based on writings by Stanislaw Witkiewicz, regarded by many as the father of Absurdism. See preview.

I JACK KANE CENTRE Niddrie Mains Road, Craigmillar. Details on 6615877. AllBabaTuc ll—Sat 15 Dec. 7pm.£1.50 (£1). Over 50 adults and children come together for this year's Craigmillar Festival Society panto which features lots of music. colourful costumes and Eastern treasure.

I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 _ 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat IOam~8pm. Bar. [Accessz PPA. L. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. E. G. B. Help: AA]

Cinderella Until Sat 16 Feb. 7pm. Mats at 2.30pm. £5.25—£7.25. Probably the most unmissable pantomime in Britain this year. as Stanley Baxter returns to the stage as the Dame in a new version which he has also written and directed. Tickets have been selling fast for a good while



Angus Lennie ls Stanley Baxter's Ugly Sister at the King's

already. so book as soon as you can. i I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office. 10am—4.30pm. 7-9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Access2 R. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. B. R. Help: A. AA]

The Moonehild Until Mon 24 Dec. £2.50. 7pm on Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat and also Mon 24. 2.30pm on Sat and Mon 24. Aimed at 5—11-year-olds. this is a colourful adaptation of a Japanese folk tale written by Chris Craig and performed by Hullaballoo Children‘s Theatre.

The Shepherd and the King Sats 8. 15 and 22 Dec. 11am. £2.50 (£1.50). lanTurbitt presents a puppet show for the under-6s. I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 5572590.

42nd Street Thurs 13 Dec—Sat 16 Feb. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats at 2.30pm. £6.50—£16.50. Previews on Tue 11 and Wed 12 Dec. Glamorous backstage musical set in 1933 when a small-town girl gets the chance to leave the chorus line and take centre stage. Standard West End fare. but painless family entertainment. See feature.

I QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE Clerwood Terrace. 3173546.

Toad ot Toad Hall Until Thurs 13 Dec. 7pm. £3 (£2). Sat mat 2.30pm. Martin Heller directs students in AA. Milne‘s celebrated adaptation of Kenneth Grahame‘s The Wind In The Willows.

I ROYAL LYCEUM Grindiay Street. Hiawatha is at the Assembly Rooms. See above.

I ST BRIOE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405.

Creature From The Mermaid's Purse Until Sat 22 Dec. £4.50 (£2.50). 7.30pm until Sat 8.Tue li—Sat 15. Tue 16—Sat 22 Dec. Alison Peebles. a founder memberof Communicado. returns to Scotland after acting with the RSC and the National Theatre to direct a new Christmas show by Anne Downie. Set underwater. it provides fishy family fun with an environmental message. See review.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am-5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Accessz PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W8. AS, G. Help: AA]

Resho. Champion at the Romany Until Sat 29 Dec. £3.50 (£2.50). 10.30am and 1.30901 until Thurs 20 Dec (not Sat or Sun). 3pm on Sat 22 Dec. 113m and Milton

Veri Sylvester in Resho. Champion olthe Romany

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