I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 2213198. Box Office Mon-Sat noon—8pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. R. B. Help: A.AA]. Festival of One Act Plays Until Sat 23 Mar. 7.30pm. Nightly amateur drama heats organised by the Scottish Community Drama Association. Faust Fri 1—Sat 2 Mar. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 2.300m. See Touring. Exercises De Conversation. Pour etudiants . . .' Thurs 2 Mar. 7.45pm. £4 (£2). Tickets from French Cultural Delegation. 357 3632. Thirty-one dialogues and sketches. written by lonesco and performed in French. playfully mocking French language text books. A comic linguistic adventure as two American students try to get by with their school French. I MOLEDINAR COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTRE 45 Craigend Road. Blackhill. 770 7248. Blackhill Born And Bred Until Fri 22 Feb. 7.30pm. £1 (50p). A 15-year0oldBlackhill boy decides against babysitting for his politically active mum a decision that eventually involves the entire Tenants Association. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Box Office open Tue-Sun noon—8.30pm. Bar (open noon—l lpm Tue—Sat; l2.30—2.30pm and 6.30—11pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (open noon—1 1pm). [Accessz PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA]. In Honour Dl The Drowned Man Feb 22 Feb. 8pm. £3 (£1.50). See Dance listings. One Act Plays Wed 27 Feb. 8pm. The Old Grammarians give you a chance to see the plays they are entering in the SCDA's National One Act Play Festival. Shona and Eh Joe Thurs 28 Feb—Fri 1 Mar. 8pm. £3 (£2). Uncompromising double bill performed by the Laverndale Arts Group. Shana by Tony Craze looks at the stigma of being labelled a psychiatric patient and Elier by Samuel Beckett revolves around a man‘s obsession with the women he has wronged in the past. Martin's Magic Mirror Sat 2 Mar. 7pm. £2 (£1 ). See Kids listings. A Voyage Around My Father Wed 6—Fri 8 Mar. 7.45pm. £2.50(£1.50). StJohn's Drama Group performs John Mortimer's semi-autobiographical play about life with his blind father. I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Accessz ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]. Robert Halpem Every Thurs—Sat. 7.30pm. £3—£5. See Cabaret. I PEARCE INSTITUTE 840 Govan Road. 425 2020. Workshop Tue 26 Feb. 7pm—9pm. Fablcvision is setting up Scotland‘s first mixed ability theatre company. to be called Birds of Paradise. and as part ofthis plan. the company has organised a series of workshops about setting up and running a theatre organisation. This last class in the series is led by Alison Forsyth and concerns publicity. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. R. B.T. G. Help: A. AA]. The Genius Tue 26—Fri 29 Feb. 7. 15pm. Peter D'Souza directs second year students in Howard Brenton‘s 1983 drama about a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who tries to suppress his discovery ofthe final enigma ofnuclear physics. Animal Farm Tue 5—Fri 8 Mar. 7.15pm.£2 (£1). Peter Hall's musical adaptation of George Orwell's classic satire of totalitarianism is performed by second-year students. I SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 3396185. The centre is open Tue—Sat l0am—5pm and Sun 2—5pm. A 30-minute talk and tour

round the centre costs £1 (75p).

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. [Accessz P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: AA].

Blithe Spirit Mon 25 Feb—Sat 2 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.50—£12.50. Sat Mat 2.30pm. Noel Coward‘s very funny ghostly comedy of society and seances stars Neil Stacy and Peggy Mount in this touring production. I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0522. Cafe open 1 lam—2.30pm Tue—Fri and during evening performances. [Accessz PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: AA].

April Until Sat 23 Feb. 7.30pm. £4(£3). See Dance listings.

Modeme Compositie Thurs 28 Feb—Sat Mar. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). See Dance listings. Zeitriss (Timegap) Thurs 7—Sat 9 Mar. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). See Dance listings.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm: Sun 12.30—1 lpm. Closed Mondays. [Accessz R. ST. Facilities: WS. E. G. R. B. Help: AA].

And The Cow Jumped DverThe Moon Tue 19 Feb—Sun 3 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Touring.

The Closing Number Tue 5—Sun 10 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Knife throwingand pyrotechnics as the highly-rated Shared Experience Theatre joins forces with Yugoslav director Mladen Materic. who brought Tartar) to the Edinburgh Fringe. Recommended. See preview.


I ADAM HOUSE THEATRE Chambers Street. Information: 668 2232. Non TI Pago Until 21—Sat 23 Feb. 7.30pm. Edinburgh University‘s Italian Society performs Eduardo De Filippo's comedy about prejudice. superstition and religion. I DEDLAM THEATRE Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: St. Facilities: WS. G. B. Help: AA] Theatresports Every Friday. 10pm. £1 (50p). See Cabaret. Febtest 25 Feb-3 Mar. A week ofnew productions. exhibitions and workshops to celebrate Edinburgh University Theatre Company talent. Call the theatre for details. Feblest Wed 27 Feb. 1.30pm. £1 .50(£1 ). A new play performed as part of Edinburgh University Theatre Company‘s week of new writing. Salome Wed 6 Mar. 1.30pm. £1.50(£1). Oscar Wilde‘s formerly banned play is given a lunchtime performance by Edinburgh University Theatre Company. I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. B. Help: AA] The Massacre Di Tranent Until Sat 23 Feb. 7.30pm. Sat 16 Mat. 2.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Evening News reviewer Raymond Ross re-creates events in Tranent 200 years ago when colliers and salt-pan workers rioted. Power and politics are put under scrutiny as the miners react against the threat ofconscription into the British Army. See review. Jane Eyre Thurs 28 Feb—Sat 16 Mar. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 9 Mar. 2.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). First night £3.50 (£2.50). A new adaptation by Lionel Hampton of Charlotte Bronte’s classic love story set against a backdrop ofthe harsh moralityof 19th century England. Playwrights Workshop Sat 2 Mar. 2—5pm. £1. Victor Greene leads anotherscribbling I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1 155. Tickets available from Queen‘s Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices. Dance Display Fri l—Sat 2 Mar. 6pm. Dance from the Three Arts Dance Academy. Semi-Detached Wed 6—Sat 9 Mar. 7.30pm. £3. Davidson's Mains perform David

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Turner‘s satire of neighbourly competitiveness.


Guys and Dolls Wed 27 Feb—Sat 2 Mar. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Edinburgh University Footlights in the Broadway musical comedy.

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

The Crucible Until Sat 2 Mar. 7.45pm. £4—£10. After-show discussion Mon 25 Feb. Tickets available from Royal Lyceum Theatre Box Office. Grindlay Street. 229 9697. The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company continues its itinerant season with Arthur Miller‘s gripping response to the intolerance ofthe witch-hunting McCarthy era. Director Ian Wooldridge‘s production of Miller‘sA View From The Bridge. was highly successful. so the omens are good forthis

Briefing on The Crucible Mon 25 Feb. 6.45pm. Michael Ridings gives a pre-show introduction to Arthur Miller‘s play for Royal Lyceum Theatre Club members. King Lear Tue 5. Thurs 7 and Fri 8 Marat 7pm. Sat 9 Mar at lpm. £3.50—£12.50. Excellent Royal National Theatre production of Shakespeare's great tragedy starring Brian Cox as the king who divides his land between his ungrateful daughters. Don‘t miss. See feature.

Richard III Wed 6 and Sat 9 Mar at 7pm. Thurs7at 1pm. £3.50—£12.50. Ian McKellen stars as the tyrannical monarch in the second Shakespeare being toured by The Royal National Theatre. Not as involving as King Lear. but still an interesting study of a despot. sadly relevant to our times. See feature.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590.

Show Boat Tue 26 Feb—Sat 9 Mar. 7.30pm.

Wed and Sat Mat 2.30pm. £7.50—£23.50. Second visit to Scotland for this highly-rated RSC production ofthe Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical. Including ‘Old Man River‘ and ‘Make Believe‘. the original 1927 production paved the way for Broadway musicals that tackled social issues head on. Recommended.

Shirley MacLalne Fri 22—Sat 23 Feb. 8pm. £15—£25. See Cabaret and preview.

I ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street.

See King‘s Theatre.

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

The Threepenny Opera Until Sat 23 Feb. 7.30pm. Telford College students try their hand at the Brecht classic.

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown Mon 25 Feb—Sat 2 Mar. 7.30pm. Thurs 28 Mai 1.30pm. Sat 2 Mat 2.30pm. £4 (£2). Edinburgh Music Theatre returns by popular demand with its musical version of Charles M. Schultz‘s Peanuts cartoon strip.

Bozo‘s Dead Mon 4’I‘ue 5 Mar. 8pm. 34 - (£2). See Cumbernauld Theatre above and preview.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE l 12 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available front the Ticket Centre. Market Street. [Access: St. Facilities: E. Help: AA].

Creative Comedy Sun 24. 8pm. £4 (£3.12). See Cabaret.

Sin Until Sat 23 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£3/£2). Collaborative physical theatre from Might and Main Productions which takes a wry look at the ills ofsociety.

HerAching Heart Wed 27 Feb—Sat 2 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3/£2). Bryony Lavery's affectionate tongue-in-cheek tribute to the world of the romantic novel is performed by the Women‘s Theatre Group. See preview.











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The List 22 February 7 March 199151