he last week ofthe Festival. and pleurisy. insanity and GBH are already eating into our reviewing staff. If you‘ve just arrived, where the hell have you been? Welcome. anyway. to the comprehensive and easy-to use List guide to the Festival and more. On the opposite page you’ll find an index ofthe 140 or so shows we‘ve covered in the

magazine. . The rest of the Festival section is divided into time sections for

f your convenience, each of which L

' comes complete with its own recommendations. Shows

appearing in more than one time

slot have been covered under the most frequent timing. and

ofthe piece. Simple eh? What

do you mean you’ve only got 25p :

left in the world?


The List's easy-to-lollow guide gives details of all the addresses and telephone numbers you need to enjoy every aspect of thisyears FeshvaL


10 Aug—1 Sept.

I INFORMATION Free programme available from Festival Box Office. 21 Market Street. 225 5756. Open 9am—6pm (Mon—Sat) and l()am—Spm (Sunday). Festival I Iotline. (i898 8819] l . from I 1am every morning details general information. ticket and accommodation availability. The Festival Information Centre in the car park of the National Gallery. The Mound provides a similar service.

I TICKETS Available from the Box Office. by post or by telephone. 031 225 5756. Half-price tickets are sold from the ticket booth at the bottom ofThe Mound from l()am—Spm.


11-31 Aug.

I INFORMATION Fringe Programme available free from The Fringe Office. 180 High Street. 226 5257/5259. Open l()am—7pm every day.

Daily Diary is available free from many venues and details the day‘s events including late additions not listed in the programme.

I TICKETS Tickets are available for most shows from The Fringe Office although most venues also sell tickets on the night. Telephone sales by credit card on 031225 5138 and postal sales are available from the address above.

I KEY VENUES Over recent years a number of larger venues have developed their own identity to such a degree that many have become very much festivals within the Festival. Below are a few of the most important ones.

Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. Open loam—midnight (9—31 Aug). Telephone bookings and information on 031220 4349.

The Traverse Theatre. Grassmarkct. 226 2633. Open l()am—Spm (Monday), mam—10.30pm (Tue. Wed. Sun) and l()am—midnight (Thurs—Sat). Credit card hotline 031 2251974.

l The Gilded Balloon Theatre. 233 Cowgate.

1 Open 1()am—l.3()am. Telephone bookings 5 0312262151.

The Pleasance. 60 The Pleasance. 556 6550. Credit card bookings 0315561513.


10—25 Aug.

I INFORMATION Programme available from Film Festival Main Box Office. Filmhouse. 88 Lothian Road. 228 2688. Open 9am—9pm (IO—25 Aug) and until 11.30pm (late shows).

I TICKETS Available from Filmhouse and Cameo Cinema Box Office. 38 Home Street.228414l.Open 1-11pm(1’1—25 Aug). Phone bookings on 031 229 2550.


10—26 Aug.

I TICKETS Available from The Fringe Office and from 10 Aug from Book Festival Box Office. Charlotte Square. Also availabe by post from Box S. Edinburgh Book Festival. 25a SW Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh. EIIZ lEW and by telephone on 031 220 4057.



11-25Aug. I TICKETS Available from EIJF, 116 Canongate. Telephone bookings 031 557


Events between 19-30 Aug.

I TICKETS Available Queens Hall Box Office. Clerk Street. Phone bookings on 031 668 2019.


Until 24 Aug.

I TICKETS Available from The Tattoo Office. 22 Market Street. Open 10am—9pm (Mon—Fri) and lOam—l().30pm (Sat). Phone bookings 0312251188.


Industry event with the MacTaggart Memorial Lecture being given by David Elstein, Director of Programmes at Thames Television on 23 Aug at 7pm in the Kirk of St Cuthbert.



been cross-referenced at the end

Cut-out comic capers with Ennio Marchetto (Fringe) Pleasance (Venue 33)5561513, until 31 Aug, 11.30pm, £7/£6.50(£6/£5.50)

2 The List 23 29 August 1991