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The Traverse Theatre Company SI’INNI£G::TINE 1991 EXPOSURE



Tuesday 5 - Sunday 17 November A mini - festival ofnew Scottish writing including 6 new plays from 6 innovative writers

I SLEI’T \VI'I‘H GOOFY by David Ki1by LEGEND IN HIS LL‘NCH’I‘IME by Danny McCahon RL' DE FOOD by Jan Natanson

MOUI‘HING OFF by Kathleen Crombie LEAVING HEAVEN by Marianne Carey THE CELLAR by Lance Flynn

Unbeatable ticket offer: see both triple bills for £10, cone. £4

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Spinning A Line Bill 1 Until Sun 10Nov. 8pm. Sat 16 Nov. 2.30pm. Sun 17Nov. 8pm. £6 (£3). The Traverse‘s annual showcase for untried writers begins with a triple bill of plays by graduates ofthe Traverse/BBC Scotland Enter scheme. directed by Andrew Farrell. Brought together here are [Slept with Goofy by David Kilby. Legend in his own Lunchtime by Danny McCahon and Rude Food by Jan Nathanson. Another three plays next week. Recommended. Grand Cuignol Fri 8 Nov. 8.30pm. £2(£1). First airing of a new play by Ken Howden read by Edinburgh Playwrights‘ Workshop. Pertormed Headings Sat 9 Nov. All day. Free. A non-stop parade of new plays and works in progress read by the Traverse Theatre Company. Women '5 Work. 11am-1pm. showcases Lambrusco Nights by Kathleen C rombie. In the Cold Room and The Killer by Janie Gordon. and Blue Blade by Sarah Gudgeon. At 2pm there‘s Clytemnestra Unbound by Jane Wilding. at 3pm. Mosca by Peter Nardini. and at 4pm. Selkie Song by Grace Barnes. Reading and Hevue Sat 9 Nov. 5.30pm. Sat 16 Nov, 3pm. £2 (£1). Readings and sketches by a new Edinburgh gay company, Between the Lines. Chris Hannan: A Canterbury Tale Sat 9 Nov. 8.30pm. Free. Playwright Chris Hannan. author of The Baby. The Evil Doers and Elizabeth Gordon Quinn. reveals how his writing has been influenced by Michael Powell‘s World War Two movie A Canterbury Tale. If he talks with as much enthusiasm as he does about Pretty Woman. it should be a lively evening. Mollie McCollie Tue 12—Thurs 14 Nov. 1pm. £2 (£1). Lunchtime performance of David Kilby‘s companion piece to [Slept With Goofy being performed in Spinning A Line Bill 1. Hair 01 the Dog Tue 12-Thurs 14 Nov. 7.30pm. Free. The occasional Curtain Raiser season ofshort experimental new work returns with this play by Maggie Morgan about child abuse. directed by Anna Newell. Encounters Fri 8. Sun 10. Wed 13. Fri 15. Sat 16 Nov. 5pm. A dramatised series of theatrical essays by Tom McGrath in which he encounters the different writers who have influenced him from Homer to Artaud. SplnningA Line Bill Ii Tue 12—Sat 16Nov. 8pm. Sun 17 Nov. 2.30pm. £6 (£3). Free dress rehearsal Tue 12 Nov. This week‘s triple bill is directed by John Mitchell and features Mouthing ()ffby Kathleen Crombie. Leaving Heaven by Marianne Carey and The Cellar by Lance Flynn. Wassalling Words Wed 13 Nov. 8.30pm. £2 (£1). Edinburgh Writers‘ Association performs and reads members‘ work. Hearts. Hands and Marching Bands Thurs 14—Fri 15 Nov. 8.30pm. £2 (£1). An Orange Lodge comedy by Nick Davies is given a performed reading by Mandela Theatre Company. Heading Fri 15 Nov. 1pm. Sat 16Nov. noon. £2 (£1). A mixed bag ofreadings from Pomegranate. Edinburgh‘s leading women‘s writing group. Cabaret Macabre Fri lS—Sun 17 Nov. 7.30pm. Free. An experimental 20-minute performance in the Curtain Raiser series with graduates of L‘Ecole Jacquc Lecoq. Hona Munro Sat 16 Nov. 8.30pm. Free. This week‘s guest lecturer is Rona Munro. taking a night off from her cabaret duties with the MsFits to talk about the influence ofsex and food on her writing. Closing Conference Sun 17 Nov. 2pm. Free. The Writers and Theatres Strategy Group was formed in 1989 by bodies with an interest in promoting new writing. Lloyd Trott and Tony Craze of the group lead this debate which will question whether a national clearing house for new plays could be established and whether such a thing as a national aesthetic could exist. A provocative end to the busiest Spinning/1 Line season to date.


I American Bulialo Winged Horse Theatre Company presents David Mamet's incisive drama about three small-time crooks in a version that transposes the play from Chicago to Glasgow. Volatile. vitriolic and funny. Directed by Hamish Glen. More details on 041353 2423. Pearce Institute. (iovan Fri 8 Nov. 041 445 1941.

Paisley Arts Centre Sat 9 Nov. 041 887 1010.

Glasgow North College. Flemington Street, Springburn. Glasgow Tue 12 Nov. 041 558 1313.

Wester Hailes Education Centre. 5 Murrayburn Place. Edinburgh Fri 16Nov. 031 442 4222.

Ardrishaig Public Hall Sat 16 Nov. 054 684


Arches Theatre. Midland Street. Glasgow Tue 19—Sun 24 Nov. 041 227 5511.

I Circles Everywoman Theatre Company revives its show from this year‘s Edinburgh Fringe about the relationship between an absent. lesbian mother and her adolescent daughter. More detailson 031557 5919.

Wester Hailes Education Centre. Edinburgh Fri 8 Nov. 7.30pm.

The Wee Red Bar. Edinburgh Art College Sat 9 Nov. 7.30pm.

I A Scottish Reservation Fablevision retells the true story ofa Scottish community which. in 1813. was expatriated and forced to live with a Native American tribe.

See review. More details on 041 946 9765. The Co wane Centre. Stirling L'ntil Fri 8 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2). 0786 75019. Paisley A rts ( 'entre. Ne w Street Mon ll—Tue 12 Nov. 1.30pm and 7.30pm. £4 (£2).0418871010.

Pearce Institute. 840 Govan Road . Glasgow Wed l3—Thurs 14 Nov. 1.30pm and 7.30pm. £4 (£2). 041 425 2020.

Tour continues.

Waiting For Baby Gallus Stage Producions revives its production of Raymond Ross's maternity hospital comedy. Three mismatched men discover what they have in common under the stress of the waiting room. More details on 0334 54866.

M uirhouse l-estival Activities ( ‘entre. Edinburgh Mon 11 Nov. 7.30pm. 031 315. 2151.

Wester Hailes Education Centre. Edinburgh Tue 12 Nov. 7.30pm. Bonnington Resource Centre, Edinburgh Wed 13 Nov. 7.30pm. 031 5550920. Calton Centre. 121 Montgomery Street, Edinburgh Thurs 14 Nov. 7.30pm.031661 9121.

Craigmillar/lrts Centre. Edinburgh Fri 15 Nov. 7.30pm.


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.

FRID 8 Edinburgh

I The Big Love Comedy Club Young‘s Hotel. 12/14 Leamington Terrace. details 228 1838. 9pm—latc. £2 (£1). Gordon Ncish is tonight's compete and he‘ll be welcoming Buddy Hell and Bruce Richardson onto the stage.

I The Counting House Upstairs. 32. 2 West Nicolson Street. 6620781. Restaurant open all day. serving until 9.30pm diners can claim £1 reduction on theircabaret tickets. Bar licensed until 1am. Cabaretat 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Two of the best local

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