Ten days or so left of the international jamboree, before the chill winter wind blows away all the tourists, and there are still some cracking shows to be seen. Several of our reviewers have already been institutionalised after their dedicated 24-hour shifts, bringing you the comprehensive critical guide to the hits, the near- misses and the ‘why do we bother's.

Check the TOD Ten over the page for our recommendations, a feature that is repeated in the individual time-zones, each of which have a H11 List of damned fine shows worth a few quid of

anybody's money.

The Time Zone sections are packal to the gunnels with reviews, offering a swift and concise critical appraisal. Full details of the show's times, price and booking details appear at the end of the review. To find an individual show by name, just consult our snappy little index opposite.

Not satisfied? Gasp. There are separate sections for Festival Art, Clubs, Food and Music, plus comprehensive coverage of the Film Festival. How did you ever live without us?



I INFORMATION Free programme available from Festival Box Office. 21 Market Street, ()31 225 5756. Open 9am—6pm (Mon—Sat) and 1()am—5pm (Sun). The Festival Hotline. 0898 881911. from 11am 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 of The Mound from loam-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. and details 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 KEY VENUES Several venues have developed their own identities in recent times and have virtually become festivals within the Festival. Listed below are some of the most important ones. With all of these venues, especially during the second and third weeks of the Fringe. it is

advisable to book early for shows asthey

are frequently sell-outs.

Assembly Rooms 54 George Street.

Booking in person 10am—midnight (Until

5 Sept). Telephone bokings and

information on 031 226 2428.

The Traverse Theatre Cambridge Street,

228 1404. Box Office open 10am—11pm

(Tue-Sun); lOam—opm (Mon). Credit

card bookings on 031 2281404. Please

note. there are no performances on


The Gilded Balloon Theatre 233 Cowgate.

Open l()am—l .30am. Telephone bookings

on 031 226 2151.

The Pleasance 60 The Pleasance, 5566550. Open 10.30am-1am. Credit card bookings on 031 556 6550.

Theatre Workshop Hamilton Place. Open

IOam—IOpm. Telephone bookings on 031 226 5425.


I INFORMATION Programme available from Film Festival Main Box Office. Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, 228 2688. Full programme details can be found in The List.

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


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 lOam—9pm (Mon—Fri) and lOam—10.30pm (Sat). Phone bookings on 031 2251188 or, on the credit hotline 031 225 3661.



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