I ADAM HOUSE THEATRE Chambers Street. Tickets from Usher Hall and Queen's Hall.
Mr Puntilla And His Man Matti Tue 12—Sat 16 Mar. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). A bold choice for Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Company who perform the little-seen . Brecht comedy about a chauffeur and his socially conscious landowning boss. The emphasis is on humour above didacticism. I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. Multicultural Magical Circus Sat 9 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). The fifth Edinburgh Peace Festival culminates in a display of both traditional and less-expected circus skills. bringing together a range ofworld cultures. See preview.
Publicity and Promotion Workshop Wed 13 andThurs 14 Mar. 7pm. Free. Registration details on 225 2424. Theatre Workshop publicist Ian McKay and journalist Gregg Ward give the insand outs of making press releases and attracting attention.
I BEOLAM THEATRE Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: St. Facilities: WS. G. B. Help: AA]
Theatrespons Every Friday. 10pm. £1 (50p). See Cabaret.
I BRUHTOH THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2241). [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC.
63 Trongate Glasgow
Gl 5H8 Box Oiiice :
041 552 4267
Shared Experience Theatre THE CLOSING NUMBER Devised and Directed
by Mladen Materic
Featuring Phil Daniels (Star oi Ouadrophenia and Scum)
Tues 5 Mar - Sun 10 Mar at 7.30pm
Tron Theatre Company THE OFFSKI VARIATIONS Written and Performed by Marcella Evaristi
. . a tour de force . . The Observer
Tues 12 Mar - Sun 24 Mar at 7.30pm
A ONE NIGHT STAND WITH SEAN HUGHES
Perrier award winner 1990 "Unmissable . . . the Rising Star oi Comedy" NME
Fri 15 Mar - Sun 17 Mar
All tickets £5.00/22.50conc.
(No concessions Fri: 5 Sets)
Tron Cale/Bars open 7 days a week
h EDINBURGH I
1 Mat 9 Mar. 2.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). A new adaptation by Lionel Hampton of Charlotte Brontc‘s classic love story set against a backdrop of the harsh morality of
WS.E.G.B. HelpzAA] Jane Eyre Until Sat 16 Mar. 7.30pm. Sat
19th century England. See review.
I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Tickets available from
Queen‘s Hall and Usher Ilall Box Offices. Semi-Detached Until Sat 9 Mar. 7.30pm.
. Davidson's Mains Dramatic Club perform
David Turner's satire ofneighbourly
Pack OI Lies Wed 13-Sat 16 Mar. 7.30pm.
j £3. Hugh Whitemore‘s play is based onthe real life arrest and imprisonment ofth
Americans accused of spying for the
Soviet Union. Edinburgh People’s 3 Theatre perform this involving thriller.
Drama Wed 20—Sat 23 Mar. 7.30pm. The
. award winningamateurcompany Edinburgh Theatre Arts makes a rare
2 I GEORGE SOUARE THEATRE Buccleuch
Place. Detailson 225 5366.
Exercises De Conversation Pour Etudiants. . . Sat 9 Mar. 8pm. Thirty-one dialogues and sketches. written by
Ionesco 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 KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201 . Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Accessz PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. E. G. B. Help: AA]
King Lear Fri 8 Mar at 7pm. Sat 9 Marat 1pm. £3.50—£l2.50. Excellent Royal National Theatre production of Shakespeare's great tragedy starring Brian Cox as the king who divides hisland between his ungrateful daughters.
Richard III Sat 9 Marat 7pm.£3.50—£12.50. Ian McKellen stars as the tyrannical monarch in the second Shakespeare being toured by The Royal NationalTheatre.
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, u Brian Cox’s Lear captures the worldl
Not as involving as King Lear. but asa study of a despot it is sadly relevant toour times.
The Grand Duke Tue l2—Sat 16 Mar. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 2.30pm. Seldom
.ProducerAlan Borthwick (right) directs Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society
performed because of the large cast involved. The Grand Duke is given a rare airing by the Gilbert And Sullivan Society Of Edinburgh. The last opera that the team wrote is a fast-moving farce about the overthrowing of the miserly Grand Duke of Pfenning-halbpfenning. Habucco Wed 20—Sat 23 Mar. 7.30pm. Another helpingofamateur musictheatre from the Edinbugh Grand Opera.
I LIVINGSTON MEWS THEATRE l lowden Park Centre. Howden. Livingston. (1506 33634.
The Wee Three Comedy Players Fri 8 Mar. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.25). First event in a season ofdrama. musical. Comedy and youth theatre at the Mews. See Cabaret listings. I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590.
Show Boat Until Sat 9 Mar. 7.30pm. Sat Ma12.30pm. £7.50—£23.50. Second visit to Scotland for this highly-rated RSC production of the 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. See review.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarkct. 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Market Street. [Accessz St. Facilities: E. Help: AA].
Stunning The Punters Until Sun 10 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3/£2). Excellent one-man show last seen here in the Edinburgh Fringe. in which George Dillon brings to life three monologues by Berkoff. Dostoevsky and Glasgow poet Robert Sproat.
Not Exactly Calm Wed l3—Sun 17 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3/£2). Kahoon Kahoon's third show goes behind the Medea myth using anarchic comedy and an energetic visual style. See preview. A Night 01 Gentle Sex Comedies Wed 20—Sun 24 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3r'£2). Theatre Positive + bringstogethera selection of new and established short comedies by Iain Heggie. Part ofthe takings will go to Scottish AIDS charities. See preview.
y sell-confidence and lragile vulnerability of old age.
This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. There is a phone numberlor each company should you require more inlorrnation. Unless otherwise specilied. the number after each venue listed is the telephone number for ticket enquiriesior that particular evening (please note, this is not always the venue number).
I And The Cow Jumped Over The MOOilThe Traverse Theatre's successful November production of Donna Franceschild‘s unsentimental cancer-ward comedy takes to the road. It's about four women facing up with humour and dignity to the anxiety ofbreast cancer. and what it lacksin theatricality. it makes up for in wit and convincing. sometimes moving performances. Details on 031 226 2633. ('umberrtaald Theatre Until Sat 9 Mar. Adam Smith Theatre. Kirkcalrly Tue 12 Mar.
MacRobert ('entre. Stirling Wed 13 Mar. Byre Theatre. St Andrews Thurs I4—Sat 16 Mar.
Palace Theatre. Kilmamock Thurs 21 Mar.
I From Glasgow To Saturn A space voyage ofdiscovery as TAG take us through a dramatic adaptation of Edwin Morgan's poetry. Director Tony Graham mixes drama. dance. video and music in this science fiction vision ofcontemporary Glasgow. More details on 041 429 2877.
( 'orsewall Street ( 'ommunity ('erilre.
( ‘oatbrirlge Sat 9 Mar. 7.30pm. 0236 48586.
[Last/tall Community Theatre. Congregational ( 'hurch. 'I‘rorirla Place. Ifas‘thall'rue 12 Mar. 7pm. 041 7718549. Paisley Town Hall. Abbey ( 'lose. Paisley Wed 13 Mar. 7pm. 041 848 1382.
Rue/till (112’. ( Ware. ()7! BllSltUltl Drive. Glasgow Thurs 14 Mar. 7pm. 041 946 8161.
('umhernauld Theatre. Kilrlrum. ('umherrtaald Fri 15—Sat 16 Mar. 7.45pm. 0236 732887.
Port (ilasgow High School Mon 18 Mar. 7pm. 0475 705921.
Iii-Spot ( '. If. ( 'entre. Linwood High Wed 20 Mar. 7pm. 0505 29219. Tour continues
TAG's From Glasgow To Saturn.
46 The List 8— 21 March 1991