gets a chance to prove he really can act, playing the role ofa lifetime in Zeffirelli‘s grand Shakespearean production. At a cinema near you this month.

I Feel First A fortnight of dance at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre

begins on Mon 8.

I Changed Days The Royal Lyceum

:‘ Theatre Company‘s final show as

E vagrants is a new play by Edinburgh writer Alan Spence, which tours from Wed 10.

I The Advocates Scotland‘s most scurrilous profession is the subject of a new, three-part drama series from Scottish Television. Filmed on location in Edinburgh, the series stars Isla Blair and will be screened throughout the ITV network.

I AC/DC Kerr-ang! The schoolboys from Down Under have yet to graduate into long trousers, despite a few grey hairs. They‘re the ‘current‘ favourites at the SECC on Sat 20. (That’s shocking— Ed.)

I Sharks Wildcat Theatre Company take a dip into the dangerous. murky waters of loan offices for their spring show, written by Dave Anderson and David McLennan.

I Silence Of The Lambs Jonathan (Something Wild, Stop Making Sense) Demme directs Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in a reputedly excellent thriller written by Thomas (Manhunter) Harris.

I Gloria Estelan recovering from back injuries sustained in a motor accident will be Oye Mi Canto-ing at Glasgow‘s SECC on Tue 23.

I Daniel O’Donnell croons a traditional ballad or two at Edinburgh‘s Playhouse on Sat 27.


I European Football Championship: Scotland v Bulgaria The second of Scotland‘s two qualifying games for the Championships is on Wed 1.

I Mayiest Glasgow‘s international arts festival runs this year from Fri 3 until Sat 25. Among this year‘s highlights are a major retrospective of George Wyllie’s work and a new solo show by Annie Griffin at the Third Eye Centre, plus work from Dublin (European City OfCulture for 1991) and Chicago.

I Immortality a new novel in seven parts by Czechoslovakia’s leading man ofletters, Milan Kundera, still




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I The Bondagers is the working title for Sue Glover‘s new play, which won a London Weekend Television award and will be the Traverse Theatre’s first in-house production during its final year in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket.

I Rab C. Nesbltt Live Onstage The gailus galoot staggers over the footlights for a rerr live appearance. The only venue so far confirmed is Wildcat‘s Clyde Theatre, Clydebank.

I Shirley Bassey Powerful Welsh songstress gives it laldy at Glasgow's SECC on Wed 15.

I Dear Clare . . . Birmingham Ladywood’s crusading feminist MP Clare Shortt offers a selection of the letters she received on the delicate topic of tabloid toplessness after she introduced a private Member’s Bill in an attempt to ban page 3 pin-ups. I Football: Scottish Cup Final To be held at Hamden Park on Sat 18.

I Decalogue The screenplays for Krysztof Kieslowski‘s Ten Commandments films (includingA Short Film About Love and A Short Film About Killing) are published in one volume this month by Faber & Faber.

I Billy Graham will be disseminating the word of God at Meadowbank, Edinburgh. Parkhead, Glasgow and Pittodrie, Aberdeen this month. Hallelujah!


I Graffiti Bridge Prince’s latest purplescope picture (written. directed, starring, etc) fared ill beyond the Atlantic, and is unlikely to win greater approval on its UK release this month, but obsessive egoism can be entertaining. . .

I Paul Simon Veteran singer/songwriter from New York via Graceland visits Glasgow’s SECC on Fri 31 and Sat 1 June.

I Scottish lntemallonal Children's Festival Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park is once again the home for easily the biggest children’s festival in Britain, which ran for the first time last year, selling 20,000 tickets and receiving 30,000 visitors. It runs Tue 28—Sun 2 June, and features 11 shows from performers including Scotland’s TAG, Hullaballoo and Black Box companies, plus America’s Fred Garbo the inflatable man, and companies from Denmark, Australia, Belgium and Argentina, all visiting Britain for the first time. There will also be many workshops and activities, including the BBC‘s Make A Radio Play workshop, storytelling, facepainting, a banner competition and the return of the popular Passport Office.

I Theatre Workshop Reopens Edinburgh theatre post-operative recuperation number 2 (in a series of 3). With new facilities for the disabled and others. Around the end of the month is the expected time.


I Spring Fling Taking as its theme Instruments for Change, Edinburgh’s community arts festival takes place from Sat l-Sat 15.

I Prince Phlllp will be 70 years old on

Mon 10. Expect sparkling eulogies on the Greek lad who never went to

university but made a good marriage

all the same.

I James Last Orchestra Sway with the

sounds ofthat easy listening thang at Edinburgh Playhouse on Tue 11 or Wed 12.

I John Clifford presents a new play at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre. the first ofa cycle of five he’s writing about the Third World.

I Naked Gun 2% Jerry Zucker directs

Leslie Neilsen and co in the predictable sequel to a predictable comedy. We predict big bucks at the box office this month.

I Welcome Home, Roxie Carmichael Wonderful Winona Ryder stars with Jeff Daniels in a weird but apparently enjoyable movie along the lines of The Return OfMartin Guerre set in small town America. I Glasgow Jazz Festival The year‘s major jazz event begins on Fri 28, and will include a number of big

concerts. No names are confirmed as

yet, though a whisper suggests the possible return of Miles Davis.

I Spring Fling Taking as its theme Instruments for Change, Edinburgh‘s community arts festival takes place from Sat l—Sat 15. It will open with a Gala Day in Princes

Street Gardens, and some events will

be led by the District Council‘s new Musician in Residence, Paddy Burton. The Arts Outreach team is working with groups throughout the city. Application forms are still available from Arts Outreach (031 225 2424 ext 6625) for any group interested in participating.


I The Princess of Wales The future Queen of Britain will be thirty years old on Mon 1.Awwww!

I Commonwealth Basketball Championships will be held at Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh in the first week of the month.

I Alice Woody Allen’s latest comedy

movie stars Mia Farrow, Alec Baldwin and William Hurt. Expect

. sophistication and observation.

BThe List 11— 24 January 1991