bookings) and 7pm; Sat 21-Tue 24 Dec (not Sun), 3pm and 7pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Pirate Theatre Company‘s show is a Christmas beach-adventure involving a band of pirates who try to hold back the clock. Colourful costumes and special effects should appeal to all ages.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W3, AS, E, G, B, R, T. Help: A,AA] Shlnda the Magic Ape Until Sat 4 Jan. 2pm Sat 21, Thurs 26, Sat 28 Dec. 2.30pm Mon 23, Tue 24, Fri 27, Mon 30, Tue 31 Dec, Fri 3, Sat 4 Jan. 5pm Sat 21. Thurs 26, Sat 28 Dec. 7pm Fri 20, Mon 23, Tue 24, Fri 27, Mon 30, Tue 31 Dec, Thurs 2—Sat4 Jan. 8pm Sat 21 , Thurs 26, Sat 28. £2—£12. Aimed at 5—14-year-olds, Stuart Paterson‘s new Christmas show tells the story of a magical silver-backed mountain gorilla involved in an adventure of goodies and baddies. Hugh Hodgart directs the colourful tale, using specially-composed music by Steve Kettley. See review. Arsenic and Old Lace Fri 10 J an—Sat 1 Feb. 7.45pm. £4—£12. Ben Twist directs the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company in Joseph Kesselring’s comedy thriller, made

Shlnda the Magic Ape, at the Royal Lyceum

famous by the 1942 Cary Grant movie. See preview. I ST BRIOE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. Winter Theatre School Sat 28—Sun 29 Dec. £2. Two days of workshops for 15—18-year-olds, set up with a view to establishing a Lothian Youth Theatre. There will be the chance to look at the art of pantomime, music and the Method school of acting. Places are strictly limited, so you should contact the Centre in advance. I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Accessz PPA. R. Facilities: WC, W5, AS, E,G. Help: AA] The Mouse and His Child Until Tue 24 Dec. Fri 20 Dec 10.30am; Sat 21—Tue 24 Dec (inc Sun) 3pm and 7pm. £4 (£3). Russell Hoban‘s popular children‘s novel is adapted for the stage by Simon Abbott and tells the tale of a clockwork mouse who launches a pre-Christmas raid to liberate his old toyshop from the clutches of an evil rat. Adrian Harris directs. See review. Performance Project Public Meeting Mon 13 Jan. 7pm. Following the success of The

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Lightning Plebiscite. Birds 0f Passage and The Well 0f Loneliness, Theatre Workshop is looking for members of the public to get involved in a play based on Aharon Appelfield‘s novel Baden/rein: 1939. No experience is needed and you can get involved in any aspect of the production. Find out more tonight.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue-Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. [Accessz St. Facilities: E. Help: AA] Ouquue Fleurs Until Sun 22 Dec (inc Suns. but not Mons). 8pm. £6 (£3). Liz Lochhead teams up again with Stuart Hepburn to perform her Edinburgh Fringe hit about an oil widow and her homecoming husband. Hilarious and affecting. Recommended.


This section lists showsthat are touring the Central Belt. There is a phone numbertor each company should you require more iniorrnation. Unless otherwise specitied, the number alter each venue listed isthe telephone number tor ticket enquiries tor that particular evening (please note. this is not always the venue number).

I Weans In the Wld Clyde Unity Theatre‘s contribution to the Christmas season is John Binnie‘s tale of greed. gluttony and Glaswegian glamour and concerns a young girl‘s survival in the forest after she has been thrown out by her wicked stepmother. More details on 041 353 0905. The Netherbow Theatre, High Street, Edinburgh Until Sat 21 Dec. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm.

The Birgidale C omplex, Srra vanan Street, Castlemilk Mon 23 Dec. 2.30pm and 7.30pm.0416311161.


Cabaret is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach OUl otiices at least ten days betore publication. Cabaret Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.

FRIDAY 20 Glasgow

I Bad and Crazy Christmas Special Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 10.45pm £5 (£4). Late-night post-panto entertainment from Fred MacAulay and Parrot, joining together as Bad and (‘razy for a session of sketches. games and entertainment, with magic from the Great Randini.

SATURDAY 21 Glasgow

I The Comic Club Blackfriars, 45 Albion Street. Merchant City, 552 5924. 9pm. £6 (£5) including free drink. Christmas party time at the Comic Club as Parrott introduces an improvised panto from the Funny Farmers, followed by a set from Fred McAuIay and Lynn Ferguson. Should be a great night.



I Gas Station King Tut's Wah Wah llut. 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. Doors open 7pm. show starts 8.30pm. £4.50. Glasgow‘s newest weekly comedy venue welcomes Hamish lmlach. John (iillick and the very wonderful Bruce Morton if he tells his video-shop-on-tlrugs story. you‘ll have got your money's worth straight away.



I The Awkward Squad The Antiquary. 72 St Stephen Street. 9.15pm. Weekly assortment of poets, comics and musicians. Regular names include Barry Graham, Viv Grahame. Kim ()liver, Neil Cooper. Lance Flynn and musicans The High Foxes.




I Gas Station King Tut's Wah Wah Iltlt.

272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. Doors open 7pm. show starts 8.30pm. £4.50. From London comes Ian (‘ognilo and he's ably supported by two of Scotland's best stand-ups. Parrot and Kenny Harris.



I Eddie lzzard Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 8pm. £3.50—£7. The first of what is hoped to be a series of (‘omcdy Showcases at Theatre Royal, stars litldie lnard, a hot contender for this year’s Perrier Award and widely reckoned to be the funniest act on the recent Hysteria 3 benefit show. He‘s one of the most endearing performers on the circuit and he's just about to go on a major national tour. See preview.


I The Awkward Squad The Antiquary. 72 St Stephen Street. 9.15pm. Sec Mon 23.

THURSDAY 2 Edinburgh

I Transporter Room Upstairs at the Meadow Bar. 40 Buccleuch Street. 10pm—lam. Weekly entertainment slot.


by Russell Hoban Adopted by Simon Abbott

SAT 21 DEC-TUES 24 DEC 3pm & 7pm (INCL. SUN) TICKETS £4.00 (£3.00) 031 226 5425


54 The List 20 December 1991— 16 January 1992