hree weeks, three issues. Yes, it’s that time of year when your fave magazine goes weekly and veers into Time Zones. Because this year’s Fringe is bigger than ever, and all your spare time will be spent playing LISIO (the great new board-game which,

store), we’ve decided to make life easy for you.

Over the page you can find the guaranteed, sure-fire hits of the week in our Top Ten. Ifyou were knocked out early in your flat’s orgy of LisIo-playing why not consult the HIIIISI in each and every one of the Time Zones where more of the most interesting, amusing or invigorating shows are highlighted. When a show cuts across various Time Zones

remember, is not available in any

(black mark to the Traverse Theatre for being difficult) you’ll find the show in the zone where it appears most often, but we’ll also let you know its other times at the end of the review.

If you landed on the ‘Get out of this game and never come back’ square on LIsto, you’ll have time to check out yet more of the 1000-odd shows in Festival 92. Our easy-to-follow index tells you where to find every show which is covered in this week’s List.

If that wasn’t enough, there are separate listings for Festival Art, Clubs, Food and Music, the Film Festival and the Jazz Festival. So put down that dice for a minute and go and absorb some culture. We know you don’t believe it at the moment, but there is more to life than LISIO.



I INFORMATION Free programme available from Festival Box Office. 21 Market Street. ()31 225 5756. Open 9am—6pm (Mon—Sat) and 10am—5pm (Sun). The Festival Hotline. 0898 881911. from 1 lam each day details general information. ticket and accommodation availability on a recorded message. The Festival Information Centre in the car park of the National Gallery. The Mound offers a similar. and more up-to~the- minute service.

I TICKETS Avaliable from the Box Office. Market Street by post or telephone (credit card only) 031 225 5756. Half-price tickets for that day‘s performance from the ticket booth at the bottom ofThe Mound from 10am—5pm.


I INFORMATION Fringe Programme available free from the Fringe Office. 180 High Street. 226 5257/5259. Open 10am—7pm every day. Daily Diary available free from many larger venues and the Fringe Office. detailing all events. including late additions not listed in the Fringe Programme.

I TICKETS Available over the counter for most Fringe shows at the Fringe Office. 180 High Street. 10am—7pm every day. It may be difficult to obtain tickets from the Fringe Office on the night ofa performance as tickets are often passed on to the venue. Telephone sales by credit card on 031 226 5138 and postal sales from the above address.

I I KEY VENUES Several venues have

developed their own identities in recent times and have virtually become festivals within the Festival. Listed below are some ofthe more important ones. With allof these venues. especially during the second and third weeks of the Fringe. it is advisable to book early for shows as they are frequently sell-outs.

Assembly Rooms 54 George Street.

; Bookingin person l()am—midnight(14 Aug—5 Sept). Telephone bookings and

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information on 031 226 2428.

The Traverse Theatre Cambridge Street. 2281404. Box Office open 10am—l 1pm (Tue—Sun): 10am—6pm (Mon). Credit card bookings on 031 2281404. Please note. there are no performances on Mondays.

The Gilded Balloon Theatre 233 Cowgate. Open 10am—1.3()am. Telephone bookings on 031 226 2151.

The Pleeeence 60 The Pleasance. 5566550. Open 10.30am—lam. Credit card bookings on 031 556 6550.

Theatre Workshop Hamilton Place. Open lOam— 10pm. Telephone bookings on 031 226 5425.


I INFORMATION Programme available from Film Festival Main Box Office. Filmhouse. 88 Lothian Road, 2282688. Full programme details can be found in The List.

I TICKETS Box office open noon—9pm (13—14 Aug). 9am—9pm (15—30Aug). Open for credit card bookings 3—6pm (1—30 Aug) on 0312292550.


Until 15 Aug

I TICKETS Available from EIJF. Waverley Bridge (inside LRTTicket Centre). Open 10.30am—6.3(}pm daily. Telephone bookings on 031 556 8181.


I TICKETS Available from the Queen‘s Hall Box Office. Clerk Street. Phone bookings on 031 668 2019.


I TICKETS Available from The Tattoo Office. 22 Market Street. Open 10am—9pm (Mon—Fri) and lOam— 10.30pm (Sat). Phone bookings on 031 225 1188 or. on the credit hotline 031 2253661.