AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. R. B.T. G. Help: A.AAI
1 Cover The Watetiront Tue 15—Sun 21) Oct. 7.30pm. £6 (£4.50). But not quite the! Cover the Waterfront you might have seen at the Tron or in the Edinburgh Fringe. Yes. it‘s still about the life and musicof Billie Holiday and yes. it still stars
Suzanne Bonnar. but Jim McNulty's script.
has been ditched in favour of a new. more politically sharp play by Troy Fairclough who also directs. Clearly playing to strength. this new version by Bittersweet Productions. which is expected to tour to Amsterdam and Egypt. should be well worth seeing and whatever happens. Bonnar‘s voice is sure to carry the day. Brecht on Magic Thurs 24—5211 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Cabaret and preview.
I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. [Help: L. WC. W8. C].
Muscle Voice 2 Until Sat 12 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Dance.
Glasgow Mela Thurs l7-Sat 27 Oct. Various times. From £5. Last year over 50.000 people took part in the ten~day celebration of arts. crafts and cultures from India. Pakistan. Bangladesh and China. As well as a big bazaar. there will be performances by musicians. dancers. puppeteers. mummers and jugglers. See preview.
I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm: Sun 12.30—11pm. Closed Mondays. [Access: R. ST. Facilities: WS. E. G. R. B. Ilelp: AA]
The Splitting oi Latham Tue 15—Sun 20 Oct. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£2.50). See Touring.
The Beggar’s Opera Tue 22—Sun 27 Oct. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£2.50). See Touring and review.
I BEOLAM THEATRE Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: St. Facilities; WS. G. B. Help: AA]
Fresher's Play Wed 16 Oct. 1.30pm. £1 .50 (£1). The new arrivals at Edinburgh University get their first chance to tryout the Bedlam's facilities.
Drama Wed 23 Oct. 1.30pm. £1.5(1(£1). An as yet unannounced lunchtime performance by Edinburgh University Theatre Company.
I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. W8. E. G. B. Help: AA] The Lion. the Witch and the Wardrobe Until Sat 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Sat mat 19 Oct, 2.30pm. Glyn Robbins has adapted C.S. Lewis‘s tale of Aslan and the nice middle-class kids for the stage. It will be interesting to see if the play will be as stunning without the special effects employed in the TV version.
I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Tickets available from Queen‘s Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices. Bebecca Wed 23—Sat 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £3.50. Edinburgh People‘s Theatre returns fresh from its annual Fringe success with an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier‘s classic thriller set in 30s Cornwall. This is the company‘s last production before its Christmas treat. Frankenstein — The Panto.
I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. W5, AS. E. G. B. Help: AA]
Scotland the What? Until sat 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £5—£9. A new set of songs and sketches from the Doric trio who‘ve been at this cabaret game for much longerthan most. The show is rarely hilarious. but always raises a smile or two.
I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office. 10am—4.30pm. 7-9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Access: R. Facilities: WC. W8. E. G. B. R. Help: A. AA]
An Irish Welcome Thurs 17 Oct. 7.30pm. £3
(£2). The third and most ambitious Scottish Storytelling Festival — the largest of its kind in Europe — kicks off with Irish storytellers Liz Weir. Tom McDevitte and Billy Ritchie. introduced by Duncan Williamson. See preview.
Irish Tales 1 Fri 18 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). More from Liz Weir. Tom McDevitte. Pat Ryan and Billy Ritchie. See preview. Storysharing Sat 19 Oct. 2.30pm. £2 (£1 ). The first of the Scottish Storytelling Festival‘s sessions designed for children and families is led by Liz Weir and Pat Ryan. See preview.
Storysharing Mon 21 Oct. 2.30pm. £2(£1). Led by David Campbell and Alison Millen. See preview.
The Living Stream Mon 21 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Gaelic tales and traditions in English and Gaelic. Sec preview.
The Selkie Stories Mon 21 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Stories of the seal people from Duncan Williamson. See preview. Storysharing Tue 22 Oct. 2.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Led by Alison Millen and David Campbell. See preview.
Sangs and Stories I Tue 22 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Oral entertainment from Sheila Douglas. Willie McPhee and Alison Millen. Sec preview.
New Storytellers Workshop Tue 22 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Andrew Douglas guides you throttgh the art ofstorytelling. See preview.
Storysharing Wed 23 Oct. 2.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Led by John WheelerofFirclight. Sec preview.
FrontierWomen Wed 23 Oct. 7.30pm. £3
(£2). Tales of the pioneers by Barbara McDermitt. Gerry Armstrong and Linda Bandelier. See preview. Storysharing Thurs 24 Oct. 2.30pm. £2 (£1). Led by Nancy Nicolson and David Campbell. See preview. Highland Tales I Thurs 24 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Stories from up north from Doli MacLennan. Padrig McNeill and George McPherson. See preview. I OUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE Clerwood Terrace. 317 3546. Diary oi Anne Frank Sat 12—Tue 15 Oct (inc. Sun). 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). The college Drama Department tries out its newly refurbished theatre for a production of the moving play based on the World WarTwo diaries of Anne Frank hiding from the Nazis. Entertaining Mr Sloane Thurs 17—Sun 20 Oct. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Asharp change in mood for the OMC Drama Department as it launches intoJoe Orton's irreverent farce. I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE G rindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. E. G. B. R. T. Help: A. AA] Comedians Until Sat 19 Oct. 7.45pm. Sat mats 3. 15pm. £4-£12. Audio described performance Thurs 17 Oct. Trevor Griffith‘s seminal work of the 70s about a nightschool class for stand-up comics is revived by the Royal Lyceum Company. Ian Wooldridge and Ben Twist direct a cast which includes Jimmy Logan and Douglas Henshall. See review. I ST BRIOE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. The Beggar's Opera Fri 18 Oct. 7 .30pm. See Touring. I. Benoit Brecht Mon 21—Tue 22 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). The Good Company arrives in Scotland as part of a national tour of this drama-documentary about one ofthis century‘s most important dramatists. Soon to appear before the Berliner Ensemble. Brecht’s own company. the play draws from the playwright's letters. plays. poems and songs to bring him to life on the stage. 01 Mice and Men Wed 23—Thurs 24 Oct. 7.30pm. See Touring. I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W3. AS. E. G.
Walking on Peas Until Sat 12 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£3). Dorothy Talk is an all-female company which deals with issues of sexuality in an often outrageously hilarious way. Here the subject is transvestitism and concerns a woman who disguises herselfas a man to fight in World War One.
Cabaret Macabre Fri 18—Sat 19 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£3). Wildstage Theatre Company which started life at Ecole Jaques Lecoq in Paris and was recently seen on the Edinburgh Fringe. brings back this production that uses song. dance and mime in a series ofdramatic scenes ranging frorn the tragic to the absurd. See preview. Pushing Through ch 23—Sat 26 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£3). See Cumbernauld Theatre above and preview.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat l0am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. [Access: St. Facilities: E. Ilelp: AA] Strip The Memories Until Sun 13 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£3). A bittersweet comedy by Brian John Miller and performed by A Theatre Company of Stagestrux concerns a young woman who disrupts the relationship of two old men. Starring Kirsty Miller. Stewart Preston and Bill Murdoch. American Buffalo Fri 18—Sat 26 Oct (not Mon 21). 8pm. Winged Horse Theatre Company presents the Scottish premiere of David Mamet's incisive drama about three small-time crooks. Directed by Hamish Glen.
I The Beggar‘s Opera Pen Name Theatre Company goes back to basics with this production of the 18th century classic. See review. More details on 041 353 3239. Perth City Hall Thurs 10 Oct. 7.30pm. 0738 21031.
Paisley Arts Centre Fri 1 1 Oct. 8pm. 041 887 1010.
Bel/shill Cultural Centre Sat 12 Oct. 7.30pm. 0698 67515.
K ilntard inny House A rts Centre. Bearsden Tue 15 Oct. 7.30pm.0419430312. [)runtchapel Unemployed Workers Centre Wed 16 Oct. 7.30pm. 041 9449400.
Arts Guild Theatre. Greenock Thurs 17 Oct. 7.30pm. 0475 23038.
St Bride 's Centre. lidinhurgh Fri 18 Oct. 7.30pm. 031 3461405.
Dolphin Arts Centre Sat 19 Oct. 7.30pm. 0415502104.
Tron Theatre. Trongate. Glasgow Tue 22—Sun 27 Oct. 7.30pm. 041 552 4267. Tour continues.
I Ol Mice and Men John Steinbeck‘s classic novel is adapted for the stage by Opening Acts Theatre Company for this tour of public venues and schools. See review. More details on 041 248 6756.
M otherwell Concert Hall Fri 18 Oct. 7.30pm.
St Bride '5 Centre. Edinburgh Wed
] 23—Thurs 24 Oct. 7.30pm.
I Paddy's Marltet 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 'I'heSteamie. More details on 041 552 4267.
East Kilbride Village Theatre Until Sat 12 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. 03552 48669.
MacRobertArts Centre. Stirling Mon 14—Sat 19 Oct. 7.30pm. Wed mat 2.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. ()78661081.
Adam Smith Theatre. K irkcaldy Mon 21-Sat 26 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat mat2.30pm. 0592 260498.
I The Besistable Rise of Arturo Ui Bertolt Brecht‘s parable ofa Chicago gangster who bears an uncanny resemblance to a certain great dictator. Roanna Benn directs this version by 7:84. See review.
More details on 041 331 2219. Cutnbernauld Theatre Until Sat 12 Oct. 7.45pm. 0236 732887.
Bonar Hall. Dundee Mon 14 Oct. 7.30pm. 0382 23530.
Kirkintilloch Town Hall Wed I60ct. 7.30pm.0417761328.
Paisley Arts Centre Thurs 17— Fri 18 Oct. 8pm. 041 887 1010.
MacRobertArts Centre. Stirling Mon 21 Oct. 7.30pm. 078661081.
Arches Theatre. ('ilasgow Wed 23—Sun 27 Oct. 7.30pm. 041 227 551 1.
I The Sash Hector MacMillan directs his own modern classic — a powerful look at the bigotry behind the 12 July Orange Walk in Glasgow. A big hit in itsoriginal production eighteen years ago. this version is revived by a new company. IPB. which is dedicated to revivals ofcritically successful Scottish plays. More detailson 0506 845180.
Arts Guild Theatre. (ireenock Until Fri 1 1 Oct. 0475 23038.
Sirlohn Wilson Town Hall. Airdrie Sat 12 Oct. (1236 41200.
The Concert Hall. Motherwell Thurs 17—Fri 18 Oct. 0698 67515.
Whitehall Theatre. Dundee'l‘uc 22—Sat 26 Oct. 0382 202513.
I Sunset Song TAG's adaptation ofthe Scottish classic by Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Set in the north east ofScotland. it tellsof a woman who is torn between the lure of education and the love of her country. Recommended. More details on 041 429 2877.
MaeRobertArts Centre. Stirling Until Fri 1 1 Oct. 7.30pm. 0786 61081.
Lochgelly Centre. Fife Mon l4—Wed 16 Oct. 7.30pm. 0592 780971.
Civic Theatre. Ayr Fri 18 Oct. 7.30pm. 0292 264639.
I The Splitting Ot Latham Benchtours round off a tour ofthis Gothiccomedy after a successful run in the Edinburgh
' Fringe. Good eccentric physical fun.
Tron Theatre. Trongate. (ilasgow'l‘ue 15—Sun 20 Oct. 7.30pm.
l The Borders Festival In addition to the music. exhibitions and story-telling ofthe month-long festival. there are four theatre productions. Northumberland Theatre Company tours Michael Wilcox's Accounts about growing up in the Borders from Wed 16—Sat 26 Oct. Award-winning company Fifth Estate tours Buchan oi Tweedmuir. a new play by Trevor Royle about storyteller and international statesman John Buchan. from Fri 1 I—Sun 27 Oct. Picking up on the same theme. Rideout Theatre Company performs an adaptation ofJohn Buchan‘s Witch Wood between Tue 15 and Sat 26 Oct. And finally. Jane Nelson Peebles and Elspeth Smellie present an evening of words. song and music in celebration of Lady John Scott from Tue 22—Sat 26 Oct. For full details call 0750 21316.
Cabaret is listed by date. then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days beiore publication. Cabaret Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.
FRIDAY 11 Edinburgh
I I The Big Love Comedy Club Young‘s . Hotel.12/14 Leamington Terrace.details
228 1838. 9pm—late. £2. First 20members of the audience admitted free. Latest mutation of the Salamander Club opens with The Reg Anderson Extravaganza. Judas Seacombe and Bruce Richardson.
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