16 Oct. Performance Fri 16 Oct. 8pm. £4.50 (£2.50). See Dance.

The Sneeze Tue 20—Wed 21 Oct. 8pm. £4 (£2). Locally-based comedy company. Trap Door Theatre performs Michael Frayn's adaptation of eight Anton Chekhov short stories. A fast-moving production that aims at humour and pathos.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

Waiting lor Tommy Fri 9 Oct. 7.30pm. Borderline‘s Edinburgh Fringe show hits the big stage for one night as Iain McCoII stars as Tommy Cooper in David Cosgrove's one-man tribute to the comic and magician. There are no great insights here. but its a reasonablyenjoyable pastiche.

I PROJECTABILITY 18 Albion Street (across from the Tron)

Arts Connexion Classes Tues andThurs beginning 13 and 15 Oct. Various prices. 031 3460501. The fourth year in operation for the performing arts teaching collective with a choice of courses in singing. movement and acting. Pre-registration is recommended.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. C].

New Wales Trilogy: House ot America Mon 12 and Thurs 15 Oct. 8pm. £6.50(£4.50). Flowers ol the Dead Red Sea Tue 13 Oct. 8pm; Fri 16 Oct. 9.30pm. £6.50 (£4.50). East from the Gantry Sat 10 (preview), Wed 14 and Fri 16 Oct. 8pm. £6.50(£4.50). Trilogy Sat 17 and Sun 18 Oct. 4pm. £15 (£9). Pre-show Talk Sat 17 Oct. 2pm.

Y Cwmni returns to Tramway with three plays by Edward Thomas who is attempting to create a distinctively Welsh theatre tradition, albeit in the English language. Physical. poetic and blackly comic. the plays can be seen together orin isolation. developing from the Greek tragedy of House ofAmerica to the no-man‘s land of Flowers ofthe Dead Red Sea to the hope-through-story—tellingof 15m: from the Gantry. Recommended. Kala Chethena Kathakali Troupe Tue 20—Wed 21 Oct. 8pm. £6.50 (£4.50). See Dance and preview.

Angika Thurs 22—Fri 23 Oct. 8pm. £6.50 (£4.50). See Dance andpreview.

Sri Sat 24 Oct. 8pm. £6.50 (£4.50). See Dance and preview.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267. Box Office Mon 10am—5pm; Tue—Sat 10am until perfonnance commences; Sun 6pm until performance commences. No performances on Monday. [Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G.C. Help: AA]

Cyrano de Bergerac Until Sun 11 Oct. 7.30pm. £6.50/£5.50 (£3.50/£3). Utterly wonderful production of Rostand‘s long-nosed tragi-comedy translated by Edwin Morgan and performed by Communicado. Fight to get tickets for what was easily the best show on this year's Edinburgh Fringe. The script is published in the new edition of Theatre Scotland.

The Lament torArthur Cleary ch14—Sun 18 Oct. 7.30pm. Wed—Thurs £5 (£2.50); Fri—Sun £6 (£3). Post-show discussion Fri 16 Oct. The Tron begins its month-long city-wide Festival of New Irish Theatre with 7:84‘5 production of this brilliant play by Dublin poet Dermot Bolger. The play, which tells the tale of an economic exile who returns to his native Ireland to find it a less than savoury place. won a Fringe First in its original production in 1989 and is directed here by Iain Reekie. See preview.

Theatre in the City: Reinventing Identity Sat 17 Oct. 10.30am—4.30pm. £6 (£16for groups and organisations). Theatre Ireland magazine presents a one-day conference to compare developments in theatre arts on Scotland and Ireland. In the morning session theatre directors and

playwrights discuss the contemporary role of theatre. while in the afternoon representitives of the Scottish and Irish Arts Councils talk about theatre training and internationalism. See preview.

Dixie Tue 20—Sun 25 Oct. 7.30pm. Tue-Thurs £5 (£2.50); Fri-Sun £6 (£3). Dublin‘s Storytellers Theatre Company takes Scotland's own Terry Neason on board to star in Sean McCarthy‘s play about a Gorbals girl living in East County Cork and taking on the might ofa multinational giant. See preview.


I ADAM HOUSE THEATRE Chambers Street. Tickets on 225 8696.

One lor the Road ch 21—Sat 24 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Willy Russell’s domestic sitcom about the frustrated hopes and aspirations of the inhabitants of a bungalow suburb is performed by Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group.

I BEDLAH THEATRE 2a Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. C. Help: AA]

Pertormance Wed 14 Oct. 1.30pm. £2 (£1.50) inc. free lunch. University freshers get their first chance to tread the Bedlam boards with a show devised from Freshers‘ Week workshops.

Young Guns III Wed 21 Oct. £2 (£1 .50) inc. free lunch. More fresher fun this time a massive musical extravaganza.

I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L, ST, R. Facilities: WC. W8. H, G, C. Help: AA]

Tweltth Night Until Sat 17 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat 10 mat 2.30pm. Tue 13 mat 2.30pm. Nothing is as it seems in Shakespeare‘s comedy of love, music and madness in which self-deception clashes with mistaken identity. Robin Peoples directs the Brunton Theatre Company. See review.

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

West End Show Stoppers: From Londonto Broadway Tue 13—Sat 17 Oct. 7 .30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £6. Back afterseII-out success last year, Edinburgh’s Showcase has put together another flamboyantly-staged selection of hits from musicals including Blood Brothers, Phantom of the Opera and A Chorus Line. All proceeds to Cancer ReliefMacMillan Fund.

Private lees Wed 21—Sat 24 Oct. 7.30pm. £3.50. Noel Coward‘s witty society comedy about mismatched honeymoon couples is performed by Edinburgh People’s Theatre.

I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: R, L. Facilities: WC. W8, H, G. Help: AA]

Annle Get Your Gun Until Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. Extra mat Fri 9. 2.30pm. £5.50—£l8.50. Irving Berlin’s ‘There‘s No Business Like Show Business’ show opens here prior to a London run. Kim Criswell and John Diedrich star.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street, 556 9579. Box Office, 10am—4.30pm, 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Access: ST, R, L. Facilities: WC, W5, H, G, C. Help: A. AA]

Keepers 01 the Earth Tue 20 Oct. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The fourth year ofthe Netherbow‘s excellent Storytelling Festival begins with Native American tales from Red Thunder Cloud on his first visit to Scotland from the Catawba Indian Nation of North America. and traditional Scottish tales from the endearing Duncan Williamson. See Kids listings for other festival events.

Plper’s News and Fiddler’s Tales Wed 21 Oct. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Scottish tales from the aural tradition recounted by Willie McPhee. Sheila Douglas, Padraig

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