Comedy Nights Every Thursday. See Cabaret listings.

The Dorm Sat 25 Apr. 8pm. £4 (£2). See Touring.

Two-Way Mirror Fri 1 May. 8pm. £4 (£2). See Touring.

Ratatouille Wed 6—Sat 9 May. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Comedy and drama in three one-act plays performed by RATS: Borderline, Ritual for Dolls and Colliers Tuesday Tea.

Uncle Jimmy's Punch 3. Judy Magic Show Sat 25 Apr. 1pm and 3pm. Kids 75p: adults £1 .25p. Expect disappearing sausages and crocodiles with puppcteer Uncle Jimmy. Alltazam Sat 2 May. 2pm. Kids 75p; adults £1.25. A double puppet show with Billy Goats Gruff and Punch andJudy.

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street, 332 9000. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. (7.30pm on perf evgs). Bar. Buffet. [Access: PPA. ST, R. Facilities: WC, WS, H, G, C. AA] Bedroom Farce Mon 27 Apr—Sat 2 May. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4—£13. Alan Ayckboum’s comedy involves four simultaneous stories as the couples at a house party engage in various marital disputes.

I TRAIAWAY 25 Albert Drive, 227 5511. [Access: P, PPA, R. Facilities: WC, WS, H, G, C].

House 01 the Spirits Fri 24 (Part 11),8pm. Sat 25 Apr (Parts 1 and 11), 2.30pm. £10 (£6) both parts. Yorick Theatre Company. regular visitors to the Edinburgh Fringe, havre picked up the first rights to adapt Isabel Allende's historical novel about a Chilean dynasty. Michael Batz directs. Polygraph Mon 27—Tue 28 Apr. 8pm. £7.50 (£5). Two chances only in the whole of Britain to see this metaphysical thriller by Theatre Repere the Canadian company who brought us Tectonic Plates and The Dragon’s Trilogy. Robert Lepage directs what he describes as a play noir, combining love story with murder and mystery. Praised in The Times forits

‘hypnotic visual beauty and thematic richness' , the production promises to be a tantalising pre-Mayfest treat.

I VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride, 03552 48669. [Access: P, L, ST. Facilities: WC, WS, H, G, C]

Princess lda Mon 27 Apr—Sat 2 May.

S 7.30pm. £344.50. Rare production ofthis : comic operetta by East Kilbride Gilbert

and Sullivan Society.

I WOODSIDE HALLS 36 Glcnfarg Street. 334 2000.

Magic Rob Sat 25 Apr. 11am. Kids 50p; adults £1. More fun with Action Stations. Mr Bones Sat 2 May. 11am. Kids 50p: adults £1. Laughter and mirth in a rattling good puppet show.


I DEDLAM THEATRE Forrest Road, 225 9893. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS, G, C.

Help: AA] - Play Time Until Sat 25 Apr. 7 .30pm. £3.50

(£3/£2.50). The summer term begins at the

3 Bedlam with an EUTC production of a

new play by John Orr. Directed by Simon Conway, it‘s a black comedy about the rise and fall ofthe British movie producer, working in a spot of incest en route.

I RROUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL 1 Carrington Road, 336 1081.

Young at Heart Until Sat 25 Apr.7. 15pm. Sat mat 2. 15pm. £3.50 (£2.50). An eclectic mix of sketches, songs and short plays performed by Edinburgh Young Theatre Company with a cast of 40.

I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh, 665 2240. [Access: L, ST, R. Facilities: WC, WS, H, G. C. Help: AA]

Two-Way Mirror Tue 28 Apr. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). See Touring.

I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [Access: R, L. Facilities: WC, WS, H, G. Help: AA] Alice in Wonderland Until Sat 25 Apr.


by SIMON (’llOW



BOX OFFICE: 03I 557 2590

2.30pm and 5pm. £3.25—£5.25. Last chance to see the musical version of Alice‘s adventures with the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts.

See That's tier Fri 24—Sat 25 Apr. 8pm. £6—£8. See Touring.

The Heiress Mon 27 Apr-Sat 2 May. Mon-Fri 7.30pm; Sat 5pm and 8pm. £5.50—£9.50. An adaptation of the Henry James novel Washington Square, starring Frank Finlay, Nicola McAuliffc and Anthony Head en route to London.

Call Me Madam Mon 4—Sat 9 May. Mon—Fri 7.30pm; Sat 5pm and 8pm. £3—£6. Popular Irving Berlin musical performed by the Bohemians Lyric Opera Company.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street, 556 9579. Box Office. 10am—4.30pm, 7-9pm pcrf. evgs. Cafe. [Access: ST, R, L. Facilities: WC, WS, H. G,C. Help: A,AA]

Puppet and Animation Festival:

lSpy Pigeon Pie Until Sat 25 Apr. 10.30am and 2.30pm. A master baker outwits the King and Queen in a tale by Freehand Theatre.

Fish Fiddle De-Dee Thurs 23—Sat 35 Apr. 10am. Songs. rhymes and stories from Pekko's Puppets. The Three Pigs Thurs 23-Sat 25 Apr. 11.30am. The puppet version ofthc famous story. by Pekko‘s Puppets.

Mollie Whuppie Thurs 23—Sat 25 Apr. 2.30pm. Mollie helps her sisters get a prince by outwitting a ferocious giant.

The Jesuit Tue 28 Apr—Sat 16 May. 7.30pm. The irrepressible Fifth Estate - barely eighteen months old and already lined-up for a show in the Edinburgh International Festival revives Donald Campbell‘s acclaimed play for the first time since its premiere in the 705. Directed by Allan Sharpe, it re-creates the ideological struggle between Spottiswoode. the Episcopalian Archbishop of Scotland, and Catholic priest John Ogilvie.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 5572590. [Access: R, L. Facilities: WC, WS, G, C]

Hollywood and Broadway: The Musicals Fri 24 Apr. 8pm. £12.50—£14.50. Wayne Sleep and Lorna Luft lead this all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the catchiest bits from stage musicals.

I PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL High Street. 220 4349. All performances Kids £1.50; adults £2.50.

Puppet and Animation Festival:

I Spy Pigeon Pie Fri 24 Apr. 10.30am and 2.30pm.

I ROSERERY HALL High Street, South Queensfcrry, 2204349. All performances Kids £1.50; adults£2.50.

Puppet and Animation Festival:

I Spy Pigeon Pie Fri 24 Apr. 10.30am and 2.30pm.

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 , WS, H, G, C, T. Help: A, AA]

CtliIIlt' A Bug Fri 24 Apr—Sat 24 May. 8pm. £4—£12. The Royal Lyceum continues its way through John Byrne‘s Slab Boys trilogy, with this Streetwise comedy played against the backdrop of an annual works staffdance. Benjamin Twist returns to direct after his work on Arsenic and Old Lace.

I ST DRIDE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. [Access: PPA, L, ST, R. Facilities: WC, WS, G, C]

Unity Mon 27, 2pm; Thurs 30 Apr, 2pm and 7.30pm. £2 (£1). What with The Oldie appearing on the newspaper stands, it seems appropriate that St Bride‘s Centre‘s Alive and Kicking Festival should feature a specially commissioned play by Donald Campbell for over-55$ drama group the Springwell Autumn Players. The play is about a nursing home resident who is told she must return to her old high-rise block. Orpheus In the Underworld Tuc 5—Sat 9

' May.7.30pm.Satmat2.30pm.£5.50

(£3.50). Comic operetta on a classical theme performed by Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group.


Place, 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am-5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA, ST, R. Facilities: WC, WS, H, G,C. Help: AA]

Miss Julie Thurs 30—Sat 2 May. 8pm. £5 (£3). See Touring.


The new Traverse Theatre opens on Friday 3 July. Details on 2262633.


I The Dorm Mandela Theatre Company revives its excellent production of Lance Flynn‘s juvenile detention centre drama. Tough, vigorous and energetic. Recommended. More details on 031558 3849.

CraigmillarArts Centre, Edinburgh Fri 24 Apr. 031 669 8432.

Paisley A rts Centre Sat 25 Apr. 041 887 1010.

I The Lions at Lisbon A new company,Thc Penny Mob, and a new play by Willy Maley and Ian Auld all about Celtic's European Cup-victory over lnter Milan 25 years ago. Libby McArthur directs. More details on 041 353 2930.

Roystonhill C ammunin Hall, Glasgow Fri 24 Apr. 7.30pm. 041 552 3281.

Bellshill Cultural Centre Sat 25 Apr. 7.30pm. 0968 841831.

Springburn Elderly and Disabled Forum, Glasgow Tue 28—Wed 29 Apr. 7.30pm. 041 558 0328.

Blackhill CEC Thurs 30—Fri 1 May. 7.30pm. 041 770 7248.

MayfestTue 5—Sat 16 May.

Tour continues.

I Miss Julie Pen Name, one ofScotland‘s most promising young companies, turns its hand to Strindberg's classic drama of inter-class love and lust. More details on ()41 353 3239.

MacRobert C entre. Stirling Tue 28 Apr. 7.45pm. 078661081.

Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh Thurs 30 Apr—Sat 2 May. 8pm. 031 2265425. MayfestTue S-Fri 15 May.

Tour continues.

I (luartz Cycle Opening at the Edinburgh lntemational Science Festival, State Theata tours Scotland with this David Glass-directed play that rather ambitiously aims to tells the story of quartz from the beginning oftimc. Dance, music, slides, light and text. See review. More details on 031 337 8330.

Old Athenaeum Theatre, Glasgow Wed 29—Thurs 30 Apr. 7.30pm.

Tour continues.

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I See That's tier Dorothy Paul revives her lively and entertaining one-woman show that recalls her stage career with fond and amusing memories of Music Hall and the early days of television. it may not be an original subject, but she approaches it with a professional freshness that makes it seem so. John Bett directs.

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh Fri 24—Sat 25 Apr. 7.30pm.

Dundee Repertory Theatre Tue 28 Apr—Sat 2 May.

Palace Theatre, Kilmamock Thurs 7—Fri 8 May.

Tour continues.

’46 The List 24 April 7 May 1992