[timers LISTINGS

The Wrestling School continue Tramway": Theatre and Nations season with this produetrorr of I Ioward Barker's 1983 play. Set in the post—Restoration period ofthe seventeenth century l'it‘tory draws parallels between the decay and

debauchery of that periodand ourown.

The Europeans Sat 28 Sept. 2pm. Free.

Wrestling School again. this time in a

rehearsed reading of I loward Barker's

latest play.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongatc. 552 4267.

Box Office Tue- -Sat Nooti~8ptttL Sun

12.30 1 1pm. Closed Monday s. [Accessz R. SI I’acrlilies: \VS. Ii. (3. R. B. Help: AA]

Vissi D‘Arte— Opera Monstrosa t‘ntil Sat 28 Sept. 7.31 1pm. £5.50 (£2.50). Claude Arias and Loren/o -lordan dress tip as Maria Callas and Renata chaldi and get their claws otrt to comic effect.

Writers On Tour Sun 29 Sept. 7.30pm. £250 (£1 .50). Luisa Valenzuela. Claribel Alegria and Nicanor Parra discuss life as Latin Amer ican authors and also read from their vs ork.


I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. WS. I2. Ct. B. Ilelp: AA]

The Plough and the Stars 1 Tntil Sat 28 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). The third in Sean ()‘Casey ‘s tragi-conric Dublin trilogy. The Plough and the Stars paints a picture of tenement lite in the period leading tipto the Iiaster Rising of 1916. I‘irst play in the Brunton's autumn season. See Review. SunselSong‘I‘ae l Sat5()ct. 7.31lptii.£5 (£4). The cv er-escellent TagThcatre Company continue their tour. Sec Touring.

The Lion. The Witch and The Wardrobe Thurs 10 Sat 26 ()ct. 7.30pm. £5(£4).

(ilv n Robbins' has adapted C.S. Lewis' tale of Aslan and the nice middle class kids Iorthc stage. It will be interesting to sccif the eftcct will be as stunning without the special cllccts‘ employed in tthV version.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Mornrngside Road. 228 1 155. Tickets available from Queens I Iall and L'sher Hall Box Offices. West End Showstoppers Thurs 3—Sat 5 Oct. 7.30pm. £5. Sat mat. 2.30pm. £4. Hits" from Les Miserables. Chess. ( ats. Miss Saigon and more in aid of The ( ‘ancer Relief Macmillan I-und.

I KING'S THEATRE 2 Lev en Street. 229 1201 Box ( )flice Mon Sat 10am 8pm Bar. [Act‘cssL PPA. 1.. I'iacilities; \VC. \VS. AS. 1:. (i. B. Help: AA]

Orin l hill 28 Sept 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £6.50 £12.50. Latest contribution to the tratiorial Japan festival comes from the Chiirnkai Theatre Company and is performed vs ith Iinglish subtitles Set between 1914and l92ll.it tises folk dance. sotrgs and traditional music to tell the touching tale of a blind lute player and an army deserter.

Paddy‘s Market Mon 30 Sept-Sat 5 ( )et.

! 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. 1 £8.50—£5.SeeTouring.

Scotland The What Tue 8~Sat 26 ()et. 7.30pm. ith-£5. Songs and sketches and jokes old and new from the Aberdeen combo who've been at this cabaret game much. much longer than most. The show is rarely hilarious but alw ays raises a smile

or two.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE (ireenside Place. 557 2590.

Giselle I'ntil Sat 28 Sept. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2pm. £5.50»<£23. See Dance.

Moscow City Ballet Mon 30 Sept-Sat 5 ( )ct. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £5—£25 (£2off). See Dance.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE (irindlay Street. 2299697. Box Office Mon- Sat 10am—-6pm. 10am-8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest Cafe [Accessz P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. Cu. B. R. T. IIclp: A..-\A]


I TRAVERSE THEATRE 1 12 West Bow. Grassmarkct.226 2633. Box Office

Tue- Sat 10am ~8pm. Sun 6- 10pm. Bar. Rest. [Accessz St. Facilities: Ii. Ilelp: AA] The Beggar‘s Opera Wed 2--Sun 60ct. 8pm. See Touring.


This section lists shows that are touringthe Central Belt. There is a phone numberlor each company should you require more iniorrnation. Unless otherwise specilied. the numberaiter each venue listed isthe telephone numberlorticltet enquirieslor that particular evening (please note. this is not always the venue number).

I The Beggar's Opera Pen Name Theatre Company go back to basics(bascness'.’) with this production of the eighteenth

An Ideal Husband t'nttt Sat 28 Sept. 7.45pm. £4v£12 Back to a newly improv ed home after a year on the road.

the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company opens its autumn season with Oscar

Wilde‘s society comedy ~ now almost a . century old. but still as funny as you’ll find. Ilugh Ilodgartdirects. Comedians I’ri 4-Sat 19 ()et. Free Preview 3 ()et. 7.45 pm. Sat mats 3. 15pm. £4112. Trevor (.iriffiths‘ seminal vvork ofthe seventies is revived by The Lyceum Company. Ian Wooldridgc directs aeast which includes Jimmy Logan. See

229 9697.





century classic. Sec Preview. Cumbernauld Theatre Until Sat 28 Sept. 7.45pm 0236 732887.

Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh Wed 2-Sun 6 Oct. 8pm. 03] 226 2633.

I The Cone Catheters If not quite up tothe celestial standards' achieved with Jock Tams'on '3 Bairns Communicado's latest big budget. big set assertion oftheir Scottishness is still a treat for the eye and ear. Directed by Gerry Mulgrew.

The High Light Marquee. The .'T'T(’(I(T()WS. Edinburgh Wed 2—Sun 6 ()ct. 7.30pm. 031

I Of Mice and Men Glasgow's young and exciting Opening Acts Theatre Company present Steinbeck's own adaptation ofhis novel. Director and designer Robin Peoples has created a set primarily of natural materials which the company assemble arrange and re-arrange as an integral part of the piece. Cotild be an interesting evening's theatre.

Paisley A rts ( 'entre Sat 28 Sept. 8pm. 041

Old A thenaeunr Theatre. Glasgow Tue 1—Sat5(_)ct.7.30pm.041332 2333. (.‘umbernaald Theatre Wed 9 Oct. 1 . 15pm and 7.45pm. 0236 732887.

Tour continues I Paddy's Market Tony Roper‘s Mayfest hit is revived for a large-scale tour by the Tron Theatre Company. Set in Glasgow‘s famous market in Shipbank Lane. it isa couthy comedy by the author ofthe phenomenally successful The Steamie. More details on 041 552 4267.

King's Theatre. Glasgow Until Sat 28

Sept. 7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. 041 5524267. King's Theatre. Edinburgh Mon 30 Sept-Sat 5 Oct. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. 031 229 1201.

East Kilbride Village Theatre Mon 7— Sat

12 ()et. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. 03552

Tour continues. . I The Resistable Rise olArturo Ui Bertolt

; Brecht's parable of a Chicagogangster who bears an uncanny resernblence to a

r certain great dictator. Roanna Benn. who i was responsible for one ofthe highlightsof g 1990. Goran Stories. directs the 7:84 company. See Preview.

.'llothern'ell Theatre Fri 4 ()et. 7.30pm.

Dolphin A rts' Centre. Glasgow Sat 5 ( )et. 7.30pm 0415502104.

.St Brides ( entre. Edinburgh Mon 7—Wed9 ()et. 7.30pm.031 34614115.

('unrbernauld Theatre Thurs Ill-Sat 12 Oct. 7.45pm. 0236 732887.

Tour continues. I The Sash Hector MacMillan directs his ow n modern classic - a powerful look at the bigotry behind the 12luly Orange i Walk in (ilasgow. A big hit in itsoriginal production 18 years ago. this version is revived by a new company. IPB. which is dedicated to revivals oferitieally successful Scottish plays.

Adam Smith Theatre. Kirt'aldy LIntilSat 28 Sept. 0592 260498.



3 October they finally conclude the tour.

: Tourcontinues.

j I Sunset Song TAG's adaptation ofthe

; Scottish classic by Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Set in the North East of Scotland. it tells

t musicandexhibitionsalongsidctheatre.

St Brides. Edinburgh Mon 30 Sept—Wed 2.l Oct and Sat 5 ()et. 031 3461405.

The Town Hall. Falkirk Thurs 3—Fri 4 Oct. 0324 28038.

Arts Guild Theatre. Greenot‘k Tue 8—Fri llOet. (I475 23038.

Tour continues.

I The Splitting oi Latham Benchtours have been touring this Gothic comedy around the country for what seems like yearsand to rave reviews from all quarters. Before taking up a short residency at The Tron in

Paisley A rts Centre Fri 27 Sept. 8pm. 041 887 1010.

the tale of a woman who is torn between the lure ofeducation and the love ofher country. This fusion of song. dance and 1 drama is highly recommended for those wanting a trip to the past without the sentimentality. More detailson 041 429 T 2877. i Brunton 'Iheatre. Musselburgh Tue 1— Sat I 5 Oct. 7.30pm. 031 665 2250. ' Motherwell Theatre Mon 7 Oct. 7.30pm. 1 Tue 8 Oct. 2pm. 0698 67515. 1 Mat‘Robert A rts Centre. Stirling Wed 1 9—Fri 1 1 Oct. 7.30pm. 078661081.

Tottr continues.

I The Traquair Festival A month ofevents in this Border festival which combines

Locations or events range from local schools and halls to some of the Borders stately homes. See forthcoming issuesof The List for more details.

Son et Lumiere at Traquair Traquair House. Thurs 3-Sat 5 Oct. 8pm. £4 (£2). The show celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Stuarts at Traquair.

GABARET mom- i

; Cabaret is listed by date, then by city. Shows : will be listed. provided that details reach our

ottices at least ten days betore publication. Cabaret Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.

FRIDAY 27 3 Edinburgh

I The Counting House 32 2 West Nicolson

, Street.662078l. 10pm. £4.50(£3.50).

Fresh from a guest appearance on the truly

' dire Packet of Three is Phil Kay who

showed there that he is a damn sight more ' ? capable than many ofthe moreestablished comics. Support is given by Johnny



34 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh EH3 SAX 031 226 5425

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