world in a cabaret atmosphere. Triple Bill Wed 2 Dec. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). See Cabaret.

Gaukeleler Thurs 3 Dec. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). Ingrid Irricht in a one-woman comedy which draws on modern and medieval mime techniques to take us on a journey through an imaginative world featuring everything from swamp creatures to amorous snails.

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

The Changeling Mon 23—Sat 28 Nov. 8pm. £3.50 (£3/£2.50). Middleton and Rowley's domestic Renaissance tragedy about a pact against an unwanted marriage that goes blood-curdlingly wrong. Edinburgh University Theatre Company spills the blood.

The DMD Party Wed 25 Nov. 1.30pm. £2 (£1.50). Graham Greene’s story about greed, dinner parties and Russian roulette is adapted for the lunchtime stage by Gareth Coleman.

Drama Wed 2 Dec. 1.30pm. £2(£1.50). A new student director fills the lunchtime slot.

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

The Real Inspector Hound and Alter Magritte. Until Sat 21 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Tom Stoppard at his most playful . in a double bill directed by Robin Peoples. The first play is a witty parody ofthe country house murder-mystery, while the second is a surrealist homage to the inverted everyday imagery of Magritte. See review.

Jack and the Beanstalk Tue 1 Dec—Sat 9 Jan (not Suns, Fri 25, Thurs 31 Dec or Fri 1 Jan). 7.30pm. 2.30pm mats on Tue l—Thurs 10, Sat 12, Mon 14—Tue 15,Thurs 17, Sat 19, Mon 21 , Thurs 24. Sat 26, Mon 29-Wed 30 Dec, Sat 2 and Sat 9Jan. Robert Paterson has written this version of the boy-with-magic-beans story forthe Brunton, with the seasonal quota of adventure, songs and corny jokes.


5 Road, 228 1155. Tickets available from Queen’s Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices and J. and A. Cruikshank (opposite theatre).

The Servant oiTIo Hatter: ch 25—Sat 28 Nov. 7.30pm. £4. Davidson’s Mains Dramatic Club celebrates its 50th anniversary with this popular comic romp by the 17th century Italian dramatist Carlo Goldoni.

i I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366.

Celine Tue 24 Nov. 7.30pm. Sub-titled

I L'Extraordinaire Epopée de Ferdinand Bardamu, this French-language play about the provocative writer Celine stars Andre Dunard. Consisting of a series of tableaux full of violence and emotion, the play is based on three novels by the author of Voyage au Bout de la Nuit.

I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 229

i 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Accessz R, L. Facilities: WC, W8, H, G. Help: AA]

Top 01650 Scot: Until Sa 21 Nov. Mon—Fri

] 7.30pm. Sat 5pm and 8pm. £4.50-£7.50.

I Peter Morrison and Johnny Beattie plus

1| full supporting cast do their bit to keep the I variety tradition alive before the panto

. season swings into action.

] I umsmw Ants came 43 High

Street, 556 9579. Box Office, 10am—4.30pm, 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Accessz ST, R, L. Facilities: WC, W8, H, G, C. Help: A,AA]

TR. Camelot latterfiiea Until Sat 28 Nov. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50) or £4 (£2.50) ifyou

i also buy tickets for Fifth Estate‘s next

] show, Where Love Steps In. The

; enterprising and much-praised Fifth

Estate celebrates its second birthday with I


Costa about the problems of growing old. See review. Cllifl Itorne Thurs 26 Nov. 7pm. £1 .50

] (75p). Gabrielle McNeill looks at divided

loyalties in Northern Ireland in a play given a first 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 [Accessz P, L. Facilities: WC, 3 WS,H,G,C,T.Help:A,AA] Laurel and Hardy Fri 20 Nov—Sat 5 Dec.

7.45pm. £4—£12. Free after-show discussion Mon 23 Dec. Audio-described performance Thurs 3 Dec. A revivalof Tom McGrath's affectionate tribute to Hollywood‘s greatest comics played here by Alasdair McCrone and Stuart

McQuarrie. Richard Barron directs. See preview.

I ST BRIDE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. [Access: PPA, L, ST, R. Facilities: WC, W5, G, C]

Tale at Three Panto: Thurs 26—Fri 27 Nov. 7.30pm. Thurs mat 1.30pm. 2 (£1).The McLeod Street Players go to town with a confusion of their favourite pantos.


Fiail out oi Water Until Sat 21 Nov. 7.30pm.

£2.50 (£1 .50). Derek Benfield's farce is performed by Saughtonhall Church

Dramatic Society.


1 Place, 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat : 9.30am-5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Accessz

PPA, ST, R. Facilities: WC, W8, H, G,C. Help: AA]

The SIreIpIn' Wean Tue l—Thurs 24 Dec. Tue l—Fri 18 (not Sat or Sun), 10.30am

f and 1.30pm; Sat 19—Thurs 24 Dec (not

Sun), 3pm and 7pm. £5 (£3). Theatre

: Workshop's contribution to the seasonal

i merriment is an adaptation by Louise

I Ironside of the popular children’s book The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman. The I story of an unpopular prince and his

3 scapegoat servant is directed by Adrian Harris and features a set by Rhona Munro McNicoI who contributed to Dogtroep‘s

, brilliant show at Tramway recently. See

preview. I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street, 228 1404. Box Office Tue—Sat10am—8pm.

Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. [Accessz L.

Facilities: WC, W8, H, G, C]

Death and Dancing Until Sat 21 Nov. 8pm. ; £6 (£3/£1). Claire Dowie, writer and

performer of plays includingAdulr

Child/Dead Child and Why islohn . Lennon Wearing a Skin?, retumsto Scotland with her latest much-praised

bitter-sweet tragi-comedy in which she

stars opposite Mark Pinkosh. Issues of

gender, sexuality and politics. See review. Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature oi Love Sat 28 Nov—Sun 20 Dec (open Suns, closed Mons). 8pm. £6 (£3/£1). Free preview Fri 27 Nov. After-show discussion Thurs 10 Dec. If nothing else, you can always rely on the Traverse to come up with an inordinately long title every year or two. And those seeking refuge from the seasonal onslaught of pantomimes can usually find a healthy alternative. This one is a racy and erotic thriller by Canadian playwright, Brad Fraser, and directed by Ian Brown, about a group of friends whose

i lives are transformed by a series of bizarre and unmotivated murders. See preview.

1 Encounter and Performed RWIMITHI

Vaile-lncian Sat 21 Nov. 4pm. £2.50

(£1 .25). Weekened ticket £5 (£3). The latest instalment of the Windows on the World series focuses on Spain and begins with this talk by Maria Delgado and John London about Valle-Inclan, an important influence on 20th century Spanish writing. Alasdair Cameron rounds off the

afternoon with a look at the poet Cemuda ; who spent time in Glasgow during the

Spanish Civil War.

] Performed Reading: Almost a Goddess Sun an acerbic Regency comedy by Bernard da f

22 Nov. 11.30pm. £2.50 (£1.25). Weekend

i ticket £5 (£3). A translation of J aime l Salom‘s play about the artists Dali, Gala l and the poet Eluard, is given a reading

Q umbernould V DECEMBER


Sat 5 Nov BREEZE

Sat 12 Nov COLOUR THE WORLD + Comedy from The Michael Brothers


Thursday 26 November - Saturday 2 January

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A charming and funny new version of the

Brothers Grimm fairy tale

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Directed by Liz Carruthers

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Generous Group Discounts available

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Sat 21 & Sun 22 Nov a dynamic programme of performed readings,

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UNIDENTIFIED HUMAN REMAINS 3. THE TRUE NATURE OF LOVE an erotic thriller by Brad Fraser 28 Nov - 20 Dec 80m





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