Jun. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Africa Commitment Theatre International adapts Chaucer‘s poem to highlight the problems of Africans in Europe. Spring Fling.

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

Le Petit Prince Until Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3t£2.50). Les Escogriffes practice their best French accents in this playby Antoine dc Saint Exupery.

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

The Loneliness oi the Long Distance Runner Tue 26 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). See Touring and review.

Miss Julie Fri 29 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). See Touring.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Tickets available from Queen‘s Ilall and Usher Hall Box Offices andJ. and A. Cruikshank (opposite theatre).

Charley's Aunt Until Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. £3.50. A few years after the Royal Lyceum production. Edinburgh People's'l‘heatre has a bash at Brandon Thomas’s cross-dressing college caper which was written exactly 100 years ago.

I HERMITAGE OF BRAID Booking on 332 1418.

Return to Eden Workshop Mon l—Fri 5 .lun. 6—9pm. £25 (£15) for five days. NewAge workshop aiming to create a multi-media performance about nature. Spring Fling. I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [Accessz R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. Help: AA]

City Lights ll Until Sat 23 May. 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". See review.

London City Ballet Tue 26—Sat 30 May. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3-£I5.50. Sec Dance listings.

The Yeomen ol the Guard Tue 2- Wed 3Jun.

ever-popular D'Oyly (‘arte company with the ever-popular Gilbert and Sullivan adventure romance ofchivalrous daring-do.

The Mikado Mon 1 and Thurs 4—Sat 6Jun. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £7-£l5.50. More from the D'Oyly Carte. this time with the even more popular Eastern operctta.

I MARY KING'S CLOSE City Chambers. High Street.

The Trouble with the Dead Thurs 28 May—Sat 6Jun. 8pm. £5 (£3). Angus Reid has been developing this play since he first performed it two years ago and now he performs it. possibly for the last time. in the hidden close beneath the Royal Mile. See preview. Spring Fling.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office.

] IOam—4.30pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. ‘5 ]Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. i G. C. Help: A. AA] Machzard Fae 01 Wed 27-Sat 30 May. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2). See Touring. Still Llle Wed 27 May. 7pm. £1 .50(75p). Not the John Byrne play of the same

! Ron Pember and Denis dc Marne's

name. but a new one-act Highland comedy 1

by Muriel Barnett given a reading by Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop. House of Lies Thurs 28 May. 7pm.£1.50 (75p). Reviewer and playwright George Byatt explores the borders ofeveryday reality in a new play read by Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop.

The Specials Tue 2—Sat 20 Jun. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Tom Peck draws on his 20 years of experience as a college lecturer for this tough play about the rejects ofthe education system. Performed by Gallus Stage Productions. Spring Fling.

. Rattlesnake Wed 3 Jun. 7pm. £1 .5()(75p). , Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop takes to

the Arizona desert for a reading of a play by Robert Dodds. I NEW TRINITY CENTRE 7a Loaning Road.

. The lnter-Nash’nalees Thurs 28—Fri 29

May. 2pm. £1 (50p). NewTrinity Theatre reinterpret the art of circus. Spring Fling. I OLD ST PAULS Jeffrey Street. Details


Equus Fri 22—Sat 23 May. 8pm. £3 (£2.50). The Broken Mask Theatre company. a

recently formed young Edinburgh—based

group. performs Peter Shaffer‘s drama

about a disturbed young boy who blinds

six horses.

2 I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. E 557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC.

WS. G. C]

My Fair Lady Tue 2—Sat 13 Jun. 7.30pm.

] Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. £5.50—£23.50.

Lerner and Loewe's musical reworkingof

i Shaw's Pygmalion calls in as part of a long ] national tour in this production directed

3 by Simon Callow and starring Edward

3 Fox. See preview and Competition page.

5 I RIDDLES COURT 322 Lawnmarket.

: The Real Lite Drama Group Mon 1 Jun.


7pm. £1.50. New plays and sketches by the

' WEA Writers Workshop. Spring Fling. 7.30pm. Wed mat 2.30pm. £7—£15.50. The i Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat

; 10am—6pm; 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. - Rest-Cafe [Access: 1’. L. Facilities: WC.


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

Good Morning Bill Fri 22 May—Sat 13Jun. 8pm. £4—£12. Sat tnats 30 May and 6Jun. Free preview Thurs 21 May. PG.

Wodehouse comedy taking a gentle sidcswipe at the British class system in

1920s England. Directed by Hugh

j Hodgart and designed by Gregory Smith.

I ST BRIOE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: I’PA. 1... ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] 5 Jack the Ripper Until Sat 30 May. 7.30pm. £6(£4.50). Edinburgh MusicTheatre recreates the world of a terrified London 3 where a serial killer is at large while the 7 music of the ‘Good Ole Days' rattles on.


The Scotsman

Lung Ha's Theatre Company V.T.V


£5 (£3)


L_-__. - -. ____. _ _ 46 The List 22 May—4June


musical was a West End hit in the early 70s.

Scotland Matters Mon l—Wed 3Jun. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). See Touring and review. The Loneliness ol the Long Distance Runner Thurs 4—Sat 6Jun. 8pm. £4 (£2). See Touring and review.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat

9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Accessz PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G.C. Help: AA]

VTVThurs 28—821! 30 May. 8pm. £5 (£3). Futuristic comedy thriller performed by the Edinburgh-based Lung l Ia's theatre company. Spring Fling. See preview.


I Eight to the Bar A love story spanning 50 years from the election landslide of 45 to the Conservative win of92. All to a musical backdrop that embraces everything from 40s crooning to90s 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

1 crisis. More detailson04l 951 1200. See

review. Woodside Halls. Glasgow Fri 22 May. (141

353 0788.

Govan Pearce Institute Sat 23 May. I 141

; 4451941.

Whitehall ( ‘ivic Centre, Hamilton Tue 26

May. 0698 283281. - Dundee Rep Theatre Wed 27—Thurs 28

May. 0382 23530.

I Adam Smith Theatre. K irkcaldy Fri 29

May. 0592 264098.

Carnegie Hall. Dunfermline Sat 30 May. 0383 720108.

Village Theatre. East Kilbride Mon 1—Tue 2 Jun. 0355 248669.

Motherwell Theatre Wed 3 Jun. (1698 67515.

Barfields Pavilion. Largs Thurs Hart. 0475 674872.

Tour continues.

I The Lions at Lisbon A new company. The 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 this

SCII-UUISIIOW. More detailson 041353 2930. I Possilpark Secondary School. Glasgow

Tue 2 Jun. (141 3330630.

Birgadale ( ‘ompex. ( ‘astlemilk Wed 3J un. 041631 2267.

Tormtis'k Tenants Hall. (Tastlemilk Thurs-1

Jun.041 631 2267.

Tour continues.

I The Loneliness ol the Long Distance Runner Alan Sillitoe‘s classic novel about a young offender who finds a way toexpress his feelings through cross-country running is adapted for the stage by Golden Age Theatre Company. See review. More detailson 041 337 3336.

Garnet/till Community ( 'entre. Glasgow Fri 22 May. 7.30pm.

Yok er .N'ei ghbourh ood ( 'entre. Glasgow Sat 23 May. 7.30pm.

Civic Theatre Ayr Mon 25 May. 8pm. Brunton Theatre. Musselburgh Tue 26 May. 7.30pm.

Upper Springland Theatre. Perth Wed 27—Thurs 28 May. 7.30pm.

(.‘iunbernauld Theatre Fri 29—Sat 30 Mav. 7.45pm. ' St Brides ( 'entre. Edinburgh Thurs 4—Sat 6 Jun. 8pm.

I MacWizard Fae Dz Clyde Unity Theatre has fun with the Hollywood Wizard of()z and throws a young girl from Scotland into the story. Script by John Binnie who also co-writcs the songs with Lorna Brooks.

See review. More detailson0413530905.

()ld A thenaeum. Glasgow Until Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. 041 332 2333.

Eastfield Community Centre. Dukes Road. ('ambuslang Tue 26 May. 7.30pm. 0416418319.

The Netherbo w. Edinburgh Wed 27~Sat

I 1 i

30 May. 7.30pm. 031 5569579.

Magnum Theatre. Irvine Mon lJun. 7.30pm. 0294 78381.

Sir John Wilson Town Hall. Airdrie Tue 2 Jun. 7.30pm. 0236 441459.

W H E( Theatre. Wester Hailes. Edinburgh Wed 3 Jun. 7pm. 031 442 3202. ( 'ianbernauld Theatre Thurs 4—Sat 6 Jun.



I Miss Julie Pen Name. one ofScotland‘s I most promising young companies. turns

its hand to Strindber g‘s classic drama of

inter-class love and lust. but doesn't quite get the measure of it. More details on041 3533239.

K ilmardinny House A rts ( 'entre. Bearsden. Glasgow Tue 26 May. 8pm. 041


j Blairgowrie Town HallThurs 28 Mav. % 8pm. 02502960. ' f Brunton Theatre. Musselburgh Fri 29 E May. 7.30pm. ()31 665 2240.

' Bel/shill Cultural ( 'entre Sat 30 May.

7. 3 ()pm. 0698 6 7515. I Duanz Cycle I Iaving opened at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

State Theta tours Scotland with this David

Glass-directed play that rather

I ambitioust - and very successfully tells

the story ofquartz from the beginningof time. Dance. music. slides. light and text.

More details on ()31 337 8330.

Paisley Arts Centre Tue 26 May. 8pm. 6 Dundee A rts ( 'entre Thurs 28 May.

5 7.30pm.

Tour continues.

I Scotland Matters 7:84 brings together some of Scotland’s brightest young writers who each provide a mini-play lookingat contemporary Scottish life. John Binnie. Iain I Ieggie. Anne Marie di Mambro and Rona Munro are among the contributors and Iain Reekic directs. See review. Detailsonli413312219.

Dolphin Arts Centre. Bridgeton. Glasgow Until Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. 041 554 7449. A rdrossan ('ivic ( 'entre Tue 26 May. 7.30pm. 029469682.

Village Theatre. East K illiride Wed 27

May. 7.30pm. 03552 48669.

Paisley Arts ( ‘entre Thurs 28 May. 8pm. 0418871010.

MacRobert A rts ('entre. Stirling Fri 29 May. 7.30pm. 078661081.

Denny Civic Theatre. Dumbarton Sat 30 May. 7.30pm. 0389 62015.

St Brides Centre. Edinburgh Mon l—Wed3 2 Jun.7.30pm.0313461405.

I Pitlochry Town Hall Thurs 4 Jun. 7.30pm. 0798 3866.

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 Hall and the early days of television. It may not bean original subject. but she approaches it with a professional freshness that makes it seem so. John Bett directs.

Paisley Town Hall Fri 22 May.

( 'umbernauld Theatre Wed 27—Thurs 28


East K ilbride Village Theatre Fri 29-Sat 30 May. Tour continues.

I Ship of 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 detailson031 5533170.

('umbernauld Theatre Wed 3 Jun. 7.45pm. 0236 738408.

Tour continues.

I Your Turn to Clean the Stair Rona Munro writer of the award-winning Bold Girls— mixes murder and mystery in her portrait oftenement life. It's a pleasant enough production. atmospherically directed by John Mitchell. but it fails to develop the themes that lie beneath the surface. More detailson 031 226 2633.

Cumbernauld Theatre Until Sat 23 May. 7.45pm. 0236 732887.