Society) perform Peter Schaffer‘s farce which does its best to keep us in the dark. Fathers and Sons Tue 19—Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Thurs 21 Charity Evening: Sportsman‘s Trust in aid of Alzheimer's Scotland. £10 on 3460077. Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group

recreates Ivan Turgenev‘s world of 19th century Russia in this witty adaptation by Brian Friel whose Dancing at Lug/tnasa was recently seen in Glasgow.

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 2204348. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G]

The Lost Forest oi Caledon Mon 18 May. 3pm. Tue 19 May. 6.30pm. Wed 20—Thurs 21 May. 2pm. Fri 22 May. 6.30pm. Sat23 May. 3pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). First performance by this 35-strong band of time-travelling children who return to the creation of Scotland‘s forest as part ofthe Festival ofthe Environment. See special listing.

Whale Nation and Falling tora Dolphin Mon 18 May. 7.30pm. Tue 19 May. 8.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Heathcote Williams‘s powerful. polemical poems are read by Roy Hutchins. a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe. in an acclaimed performance for the Festival ofthe Environment. Well recommended. See special listings. Autogeddon and My New Car Thurs 21 May. 7pm. £4 (£2.50). Roy Hutchins back with another two Heatheote Williams environmentally-friendly poems. The first is an established success. the second is a brand new companion piece. Recommended.

I BEOLAM THEATRE Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G.C. Help: AA]

0 the Putriticalion Until Sat 9 May. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3/£2.50). Head-spinning play within a play within a play by Gabriel Buday performed by Edinburgh University Theatre Company.

Ripen my Darkness Wed 13 May. 1.30pm. £2 (£1.50). EUTC in a play by Sarah Daniels.

Three Play Wed I3—Sat 16 May. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3/£2.50). EUTC graduate. Chris Hoban has written these three plays— Stiff, Skin and Stuff— about everything from skinheads to existentialism. David Hunter directs.

Hitting Town Wed 20 May. 1.30pm. £2- (£1.50). Lunchtime drama by Stephen Poliakoff whose latest play. Sienna Red has just been on at Mayfest.

Le Petll Prince Wed 20—Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3/£2.50). Les Escogriffes practice their best French accents in this play by Antoine dc Saint Exupery.

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

The Quartz Cycle Wed 13 May. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). See Touring.

YourTurn to Clean the StairTuc 19 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). See Touring.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Tickets available from

Queen's Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices andJ. and A. Cruikshank (opposite theatre).

Charley's Aunt Wed 20—Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. £3.50. A few years afterthc Royal Lyceum production. Edinburgh People's Theatre has a bash at Brandon

i Thomas‘s cross-dressing college caper

which was written exactly 100 years ago. Blithe Spirit Wed I3—Sat 16 May. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Leitheatrc presents Noel Coward's ghostly comedy.

;' I KING’S THEATRE 2 chcn Street. 229

1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Accessz R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. Help: AA]

Call Me Madam Until Sat 9 May. Mon—Fri 7.30pm; Sat 5pm and 8pm. £3—£6. Popular

' Irving Berlin musical performed by the

Bohemians Lyric Opera Company.

City Lights ll Mon ll—Sat 23 May. Mon-Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pm and 8pm. £5.50—£9.50. The TV team returns to the stage with a show called The Life and Death of Willie Melvin written by Bob Black. Gray. Kelly. Wilson et al in a show described as ‘not so much a sequel more an apology‘.

I HETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office. 10am—4.30pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (i. C. Help: A.AA]

The Jesuit Until Sat 16 May. 7.30pm. The irresprcsible Fifth Estate barely eighteen months old and already lined up for the Edinburgh International Festival— revives Donald Campbell‘s acclaimed play for the first time since its premiere in the l970s. Directed by Allan Sharpe. it recreates the ideological struggle between Spottiswoode. the Episcopalian ArchbishOp of Scotland. and Catholic priest John ()gilvie. See review.

Hunger Wed 13 May. 7pm. £1 .50(75p). Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop gives a first airing to this play by Beth Junorabout the contradictions inherent in the charity system.

Contract Out Wed 20 May. 7pm. £1 .50 (75p). A new play by Peter Smith given a reading by Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. 10am-8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe [Accessc P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A.AA]

Cuttin' A Rug Until 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. See review.

Good Morning Bill Fri 22 May-Sat 13 Jun. 8pm. £4—£12. Sat mats 30 May and 6Jun. Free preview Thurs 21 May. PG. Wodehouse comedy taking a gentle sidcswipc at the British class system in 1920s England. Directed by Hugh



'ELizabeth MacLennan gives a terrific performance' THE SCOTSMAN


“The PEOPLE snow “THE PEoPI’ETt’ioW’ioEF’”

'Unlike anything else you will see in British Theatre'

MON 11 -WED 13 MAY 8PM

Hodgart and designed by Gregory Smith. I SAUOHTONHALL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH HALL Saughtonhall Drive.

I'll Get My Man Thurs l4—Sat 16 May. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Philip King‘s farce is performed by Saughtonhall Church Dramatic Society which is also on the look out for actors for its November production. Anyone interested should call Elizabeth Mcston on 337 6680.

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

Orpheus in the Underworld Until Sat 9 May. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £5.50(£3.50). Comic operetta on a classical theme performed by Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group.

Jacklhe Ripper Wed 20—Sat 311 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Edinburgh Music Theatre recreates the world of a terrified London where a serial killer is at large while the music ofthe ‘Good Ole Days‘ rattles on. Ron Pember and Denis de Marne‘s musical was a West End hit in the early 70s.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton 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]

Watching tor Dolphins Until Sat 9 May. 8pm. £5 (£3). Liz MacLennan returns to Edinburgh with a show, written by husband John McGrath. which appeared briefly in last year‘s Fringe to great acclaim. A comic satire on socialism's lost direction that tells the tale of a life-long feminist who tries to set up a bed-and-breakfast. Recommended. People Show No.98 Mon 11—ch 13 May. 8pm. £5 (£3). Sec Mayfest preview. Two-Way Mirror Thurs l4—Sat 16 May. 8pm. £5 (£3). See Touring and review.


I Eight to the Bar A love storyspanning almost 50 years from the election landslide of 1945 to the Conservative win of 1992. All to a musical backdrop that embraces everything from 40s crooning to 90s techno-funk. With a summary like that. it could only be Wildcat. The latest Anderson/MacLennan musical battles on despite the company‘s recent financial crisis. More detailson ()41 951 1200. Clydebank. Clyde Theatre Fri 8 May. 041 951 1200.

Cove, Burgh Hall Sat 9 May. 043684 2401. Mayfest Mon ll—Sat 23 May.

Tour continues.

I The Lions of Lisbon A new company'l‘he Penny Mob. and a new play by Willy Maley and Ian Auld all about Celtic's European Cup victory over Inter Milan 25 years ago. Libby McArthur directs. More detailson04l 3532930.

Mayfest Until Sat I6May.

Tour continues.

I The Loneliness or the Long Distance Runner Alan Sillitoe‘s classic novel about a


AMERICAN caan'éXi‘an—vam WAY MIRROR"

'Mastetly craftsmanship and direct human understanding‘ THE OBSERVER

young offender who finds a way to express his feelings through cross-country running is adapted for the stage by Golden Age Theatre Company. More details on 041 337 3336.

Mayfest Until Sat 23 May.

Tour continues.

I MacWizard lae Oz Clyde Unity Theatre has fun with the Hollywood Wizard of():



and throws a young girl from Scotland into the story. Scipt by John Binnie who also co-writes the songs with Lorna Brooks. See Mayfest preview. More detailson 041 353 0905.

.l/layfest until Sat 23 May.

Tour continues.

I Miss Julie Pen Name. one olScotland's most promising young companies. turns its hand to Strindberg‘s classic drama of inter-class love and lust. See review. More detailson 041 353 3239.

Mayfest lfntil Fri 15 May.

(ireenoek Arts Guild Theatre Sat 16 May. 7.30pm. 0475 23038.

Tour continues.

I Quartz Cycle Having opened at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. State Theata tours Scotland with this David Glass-directed play that rather ambitioust ~ and very successfully »- tells the story of quartz. from the beginningof time. Dance. music. slides. light and text. More details on 031 337 8330.

Brunton Theatre. Mus'selhurgh Wed 13 May. 7.30pm.

Tour continues.

I Scotland Matters 7:84 brings together some of Scotland's brightest young writers who each prov ide a mini-play looking at contemporary Scottish life. .lohn Binnie. Iain lleggie. Anne Marie di Mambroand Rona Munro are among the contributors and Iain Reekie directs. See Maylest preview. Dctailson 041 331 2219. Mayfest until Sat 23 May.

Tour continues.

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

Palace Theatre. Ktlmarnuek Fri 8 May . .‘lfagnum Theatre. Irvine Sat 9-—Sun 10 May.

Wells/mt Halls. Shettlestmt Thurs 14 May. Motherwell Civic Theatre Sat 16 May. Tour continues.

I Ship ot Fools The imaginative physical theatre company. Benchtours. presents a devised comedy written by Michael Duke. A romantic comedy that takes a satirical swipe at a hypocritical society. More detailson03l 5533170.

Brmningum Resource (entre. Edinburgh Fri 8 May. 7.30pm. 031 669 8432. .Wutrhnuse festival .‘lflll'lllt’h' Centre. Edinburgh Mon 1 I May. 7.30pm. 031 555 0902.

Hester Hat/es Ifdur‘attrm ( 'erttre.


TEL. 031 226 5424


sortie List8—21 May 1992