short monologue by Robert Dodds are given first readings by Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop.

Play For Change and The No-Need Need -A Creation Parable Wed 29 May. 7pm. A Greek legend dramatised and an experimental drama improvised by Leeala with the help of Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop.

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

All My Sons Fri l7—Tue 21 May (including Sun). 7.30pm (not Sat). Sat 2.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Arthur Miller‘s compelling tragedy about the failure of the American

Dream is performed by final-year students

at Queen Margaret College Drama Department and directed by Lynn Bains. Babes oli Broadway Wed 29 May. 10am and 7.30pm. £1.50. Children from Roseburn Primary School join with their parents in a rendition of songs from the great Broadway and Hollywood musicals.

Vows Thurs 30—Sat 1 May. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Pre-marital dilemmas for three sisters in Scarlet Theatre Company‘s imaginative look at the institution of marriage.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Market Street. [Access: St. Facilities: E. Help: AA].

Bondagers Until Sun 2 Jun. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Scaled-down from its debut at the Tramway in Mayfest. Sue Glover‘s play settles in for a three-week run at the Traverse. Set in the Borders duringthe 1860s. Bondagers is about the women who were virtually enslaved to the male farm workers who themselves couldn‘t be employed without a woman to help them. See review.

Slim Fri l7—Sun 19 May. 7pm. Free. Continuing the Traversc‘s Curtainraiser series of short. experimental performances. Edinburgh University Theatre Company presents a 15-minute monologue by Donald W. Reid about AIDS and HIV.


This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. There is a phone numberioreach company should you require more inionnatlon. Unless otherwise specified, the number alter each venue listed lsthe telephone number lorticltet enquirieslor that particular evening (please note, this is not always the venue number).

I Everyone's Gone to Dunoon Doric double

act. the MsFits. take us on a comic space adventure featuring sketches. songs. poems. rants and raps. More details on 0313329154.

Bonnington Resource Centre. Edinburgh Fri 17 May. 2pm.

Calton Centre. Edinburgh Fri 17 May. 7.30pm.

C 10 venstone Community Centre. Edinburgh Sat 18 May. 7.30pm.

I The Evil Doers Winged Horse is quick off the mark with the first Scottish production of Chris Hannan‘s comedy which was a recent hit in London. Set in an high-profile

Glasgow. it tells the tale of a man whotrics .

to capitalise on the culture industry by

setting up as a cabbic-cum-tour guide. See

Mayfest review. More details on ()41 556 2494.

Cumbernauld Theatre Until Sat 18 May. 7.45pm. ()236 732887.

Pilton Triangle Centre, Edinburgh Tue 21 May. 7.30pm. ()31 3320877.

Southside Community C entre, 117 Nicolson Street. Edinburgh Wed 22 May. 7.30pm. 031 6670484.

Muirhouse Activities Centre, Edinburgh Thurs 23 May. 7.30pm. 031 315 2151.

The Calton Centre. Leith Fri 24 May. 7.30pm.0316619121.

Roseberry Hall. High Street, South Queensferry Sat 25 May. 7.30pm.

North Glasgow College, Springburn Wed

29 May. 7.30pm. 041 5589313.

Tour continues.

I Glasgow Boy Written by William Porter Elliot. an inmate of Barlinnie Prison's Special Unit. Glasgow Boy is a semi-autobiographical tale of poverty. violence and religious divide in the Calton. Performed by Connect and directed by Robert Jones. Details on 0236 737235.

Bishoploch Hall, Easterhouse Fri 17 May (please confirm on above number). Dalmarnock Centre, Dalmarnock Mon 20 May.

I Made from Girders Theatremachine presents a new play by Christopher Ballance about poet and tragedian William McGonagall. Establishing him as one of Scotland‘s heroes. the play looks at the poetic and religious aspirations that led to isolation from his family and tragic consequences. See review. More details on on 0414238517.

Civic Theatre, Content A venue, A yr Fri 17 May. 8pm. 0292 264639.

1 Arches Theatre, Midland Street. Glasgow

Tue 21—Fri 24 May. 3pm. 041 2275511. Theatre Royal. Shakespeare Street, Dumfries Sat 25 May. 7.30pm. 0387 56479.

Paisley A rts Centre, New Street Sun 26 May. 8pm. 041 887 1010.

The Valley A rc, 10 Garnockside, Glengarnock Wed 29 May. 7.30pm. 0505 684225.

Tour continues.

I Rag Woman Rich Woman Clyde Unity Theatre presents a stage adaptation of the most borrowed book in Glasgow City Libraries Margaret Thompson Davis’s epic tale of love, passion and brutality. See preview in Mayfest section. More details on 041 337 2290.

Mayfest Mon 20—Sat 25 May.

Airdrie Arts Centre, Anderson Street Tue 28 May. 7.30pm. 023641436.

Southdeen CA FE Project, 24 Merryton A venue, Drumchapel Wed 29 May. 7.30pm. 041 944 6406.

Eastfield C EC , Dukes Road, C umbuslang Thurs 30 May. 7.30pm. 041 6418319. Tour continues.

I Revolting Peasants Una McLean and Russell Hunter are directed by Gerard Kelly in this anti-Poll Tax comedy by Patrick Prior. More details from 7:84 on 041 331 2219.

Mayfest Until Sat 18 May.

Dundee Rep Theatre Tue 21—Sat 25 May. 7.45pm. Sat mat 3pm. 0382 23530. King's Theatre, Edinburgh Tue 28 May—Sat 1 Jun. 7.30pm. Sat mat2.30pm. 0312291201.

Tour continues.

I Sharks The ever-industrious Wildcat team of David Anderson and David


MacLennan turn out another politically motivated musical, this time about loan sharks. See review. More details on 041 951 1200.

Castlemilk CEC, Glasgow Fri 17 May. 7.30pm. 041 634 2233.

Kirkintilloch Town Hall Sat 18 May. 7.30pm.041772 3210.

Shettleston Halls, Glasgow Mon 20 May. 7.30pm.041554 6253.

Perth Studio Theatre Tue 21—Thurs 23 May. 7.30pm. 073821031.

Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock Fri 24 May. 7.30pm. 0563 23590.

Magnum Theatre, Irvine Sat 25 May. 7.30pm. 0294 78381.

Village Theatre, East Kilbride Mon 27 May. 8pm. 03552 48669.

Dundee Rep Theatre Tue 28 May—Sat 1 Jun. 7.45pm. Sat mat 3pm. 039223530. Tour continues.

I The Splitting ol Latham A new company. Benchtours, present a devised Gothic comedy about a turn-of-thc-century

The Splltting ol Latham

scientist who journeys into dark areas of the mind. A fast-paced performance with an emphasis on rhythm and gesture. More details on 031 557 9638.

CraigmillarArts Centre, 58 Newcraighall Road Sat 25 May. 7.30pm. 031 669 8432. TriangIeArts Centre, Pilton Tue 28 May. 7.30pm.0313320877.

Wester Hailes Education Centre Wed 29 May. 7.30pm. 031 4424222.

Muirhouse Festival A ctivities Centre Thurs 30May.7.30pm.0313152151.

Tour continues.

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couple who decide to have a surrogate birth. Annexe Theatre Company. specialists in new writing, tour the play with a professional cast. Good acting rescues an uneven production. More dctails041 5510570.

Mayfest Until Sat 18 May. 041 5526612. Skerry Village Hall Mon 20 May. 06412 212.

Lyth Arts Centre Tue 21 May. 095584 270. Durness Village Hall Wed 22 May. 097181 286.

Lochinver Village Hall Thurs 23 May. 05714 490.

Plockton Village Hall Fri 24 May 059984 359.

An Tuireann Arts Centre, Skye Sat 25 May. 0478 3306.

Whitehall Civic Centre Tue 28 May. 0698 282323.

C laremont Theatre, East Kilbride Wed 29 May. 7.30pm. 3248669.

Magnum Theatre, Irvine Thurs 30 May. 7.30pm. 0294 78381. Tour continues.

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