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] Aladdin Until Sat 15 Feb. £6.7S—£8.75 (concessions available). 7pm every day except Suns. 2. 15pm mat on Sats and Weds. Gerard Kelly and Una McLean star in this year‘s spectacular at the King‘s which has possibly the longest run in the country. Magic lamps. flying carpetsand Eastern mirth and mystery. Non-stop jokes and pacy fun. I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. Barnum Until Sat 29 Feb. 7.30pm. Wed and Sats mats 2.30pm. £8—£17.50. Paul Nicholas cracks the whip for the smash-hit musical written by (‘y Coleman. Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. The show re-creates the days of America‘s Barnum and Bailey circus a century ago. with strong supporting cast. but a rather lifeless lead. I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe [Access: I’. L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. E. G. B. R. T. Help: A.AA] Arsenic and Old Lace Until Sat I Feb. 7.45pm. £4—£l2. Benjamin Twist directs the Royal Lyceum Theatre (‘ompany in Joseph Kesselring's supremely-crafted comedy thriller. made famous by the 19-12 (‘ary Grant movie. lnsubstantial. but light and enjoyable. The Marriage of Figaro Fri 7-Sat 29 Feb. 7.45pm. £44.12. Free preview Thurs () Feb. Signed performance Tue 18 Feb. Audio-described performance Thurs 20 Feb. Ian Wooldridge directs what looks like a strong cast in the original Pierre Beaumarchais play on which Mozart based his opera (currently being toured by Scottish ()pera). (‘omedy and social satire as put-upon servants and neglected wives get one up on the aristocracy. See preview. I ST BRIDE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. This Side of Paradise Fri 3t Jan—Sat 1 Feb. 8pm. £2.50(£1.50). Debut performance of First Base Theatre Company. a new professional outfit with a penchant for jazz musicals. This cabaret-ster show tells the story of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda through the songs ochrshwin. Porter and other greats from the jazz age. I TRAVERSE THEATRE 1 12 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun b—lOpm. Bar. Rest. [Accessz St. Facilities: E. Help: AA] Spite CANCELLED. Caprice and It's Impossible to Think of Everything Wed 5—Sun 9 Feb. 8pm. £6 (£3). De Mussct and (To is a new company formed by four RS(‘ actors and named after the 19th century French Romantic poet and playwright Alfred de Musset. These two amorous comedies. written in the mid-1830s. have had critics raving in London. See preview. Knit One. Murder One ch l2—Sun leeb. 8pm. £6 (£3). Lip Service returns with its Edinburgh Fringe murder mystery spoof in which Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding play a plethora ofcharacters with their patent off-beat. energetic and very funny charm.


I Jump the Life to Come 7 :84‘s look at post-Ravenscraig Motherwell is sadly even more timely than intended afterthe recent announcement of the steel plant‘s early total closure. Noel Greig‘s play takes its source material from conversations with those affected by the closure. turning them into a poetic celebration ofa community‘s survival. More details on041 3312219.See preview.

Motherwell Theatre Thurs 6—Fri 8 Feb. 7.30pm. 0698 67515.

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the award—winning comedy by Jim Cartwright

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Saturday 8 Feb 2.00pm The Runaway Train THE MUSICAL MILK MYSTERY

For 3-8 years

Thurs 13 - Sat 15 Feb 7.45pm 7:84 Theatre Co JUMP THE LIFE TO COME by Noel Greig

Inspired by conversations with the people of Motherwell

Fri 21& Sat 22 Feb 7.45pm The Apex Players

THE AGE OF MIRACLES by George H Cummings ONE FOR THE ROAD by Willy Russell

Fri 28 a Set 29 Feb 7.459m Take Two Productions


An informal history of the Blues

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