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An Inspector Calla Until Sat 5 Dec. 7.30pm. Thurs and Sat mats 2.30pm. £4—£15.50. Audio-described performance Sat 5 mat. J .B. Priestley‘s psychological thriller-with-a-sociaI-conscience arrives in town in this acclaimed National Theatre production directed by the Royal Court's Stephen DaIdry. The cast includes Kenneth Cranham, Richard Pasco and Barabara Leigh-Hunt (who was in Philip Prowse’sA Woman of no Importance), as well as eighteen local people who get their first rehearsal on the afternoon of the opening night.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267. Box Office Mon 10am-5pm; Tue—Sat 10am until performance commences; Sun 6pm until performance commences. No performances on Monday. [Access: PPA, ST, R, L. Facilities: WC, W5, H, G,C. Help: AA]

Cinderella Until Sun 10 Jan. £7.50/£7 (£4.25/£3.75). 7.30pm: Fri 4—Sat 5,Tue 8—Sat 12, Mon 14—Sat 19, Mon 21—Thurs 24, Sat 26, Mon 28—Wed 30 Dec, Sat 2Jan, Mon 4—Sat 9 Jan. 2pm: Sat 5, Mon 7-Wed 9, Fri ll-Sat 12, Tue 15—Sat 19, Tue 22, Sat 26, Tue 29~Thurs 31 Dec, Sat 2, Thurs 7 and Sat 9 Jan. 10 am: Thurs 10 andTue

22 Dec.

An up-dated Glasgow-based reworking of the fairy-tale written by and starring Forbes Masson and directed by Michael Boyd. Also in the cast are Fiona Bell, Bob Carr, Robert Paterson, John Ramage and Barbara Rafferty. The Tron has built up a reputation for Streetwise Christmas shows which keep the traditional elements but drop the schmaltz.

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street, 220 4348. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC, W8, G]



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] Paul Morocco and the EC Big Band Fri 4Dec.

I 8.30pm. £5 (£3). See Cabaret. Crying Woll Sat 5-Thurs 24 Dec. Sat 5,

2.30pm; Sat 12, 2.30pm;Thurs l7,

' 7.30pm; Fri 18, 7.30pm; Sat 19,2.30pm

and 7.30pm; Mon 21 , 2.30pm; Tue 22. 2.30pm and 7.30pm; Wed 23, 2.30pm and

7.30pm;Thurs 24,2.30pm. Communicado’s seasonal offering is a new musical fable written by Gerald Mangan and directed by Gerry Mulgrew. It tells the tale of a world in which machines have got the better of mankind and are starting

; to take over. Featuring the music of

Michael Marra.

' Patricia Martinelll Wed 9 Dec. 8.30pm. £5

(£3). See Cabaret. Craig Ferguson Thurs 10 Dec. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). See Cabaret.

I BEOLAM THEATRE 2a Forrest Road, 225

9893. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G, C.

i Help: AA]

; Orpheus and the Angel Tue 8—Sat 12 Dec.

8pm. £3.50 (£3/£2.50). A show devised by 'i EUTC that combines film and theatre to

explore the myth of Orpheus transposed to a modern day setting. The Bald Primadonna Wed 9 Nov. 1.30pm.

i £2 (£1 .50). Lunch-time surrealism i courtesy of EUTC and Ionesco.

Cinderella Wed 16 Dec. 1.30pm. £2 (£1.50). Mulled wine and mince pies are on the bill as EUTC runs through its glass slipper collection.

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

Jack and the Beanstalk Until Sat 9 Jan (not Suns, Fri 25, Thurs 31 Dec or Fri lJan). 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.



an erotic thriller by Brad Fraser 28 Nov - 20 Dec 8pm

news of a serial killer on the loose filters into the lives of 7 outrageous characters in search of a relationship





] I cuuncu HILL mama Momingside ] Road, 228 1155. Tickets available from ] Queen’s Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices 1 and J. and A. Cruikshank (opposite 5 theatre). 1 Bedroom Farce Until Sat 5 Dec. 7.30pm. £4 j (£3). Alan Ayckbourn‘s clever farce involving three couples, three bedrooms, a great deal of chaos and not much sleepis performed by the Makars. Alice in Wonderland Wed 16—Sat 19 Dec. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4 (£3). Lewis Carroll's fantasy is given the seasonal treatment by Leitheatre. I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: R, L. Facilities: WC, W5, H, G. Help: AA] Dick Whinington Tue 8 Dec—Sat 13 Feb. . 7pm. Selected mats 2.15pm. £6.75—£9.25. 1 Traditionally the biggest and glitziest panto in town, the King‘s seasonal spectacular this year stars Allan Stewart, Jan Wilson, Eric Cullen and Alex . McAvoy. Sheridan Nicol directs. ] I LEITH COMMUNITY CENTRE ] Newkirkgate, 554 4750. [Wheelchair access available] Twas the Fright before Christmas Mon 14—Sat 19 Dec. 7.30pm. £2 (£1.50). Leith Rep has been building up a reputation for robust modern Christmas shows over the past five years and this parody of The Addams Family should be no exception. Andy Gilmour and Neil McEwan are the authors of a show that brings horror, fantasy and comedy to the traditional Christmas panto. Romans in the Gloemin’ Tue 15—Sat 19 Dec. 2pm. £1.50 (£1). Afternoon alternative to Leith Rep‘s evening show is a hysterically historical play performed by local children. I LEITH THEATRE Leith Town Hall, Ferry Road. Details 558 3581. The Plague Fri ll—Sun 12 Dec. Ca11558 3581 for times and prices. The Grassmarket Project returns home with the results of its autumn stint in East Germany a production involving homeless people and actors from Berlin. Jeremy Weller has put the show together in much the same style as his Fringe hits Glad, Bad and Mad. See preview. 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, W8, H, G, C. Help: A,AA] Where Love Steps In Sat 4—Thurs 24 Dec. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). Fifth Estate nods towards the frippery of the season with a traslation of Goldoni‘s comedy, La Serva Amoroosa which is transposed to a 19th century Edinburgh setting. Allan Sharpe directs I PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL High Street. Portobello, 669 7218. Robinson Crusoe Wed 9LSat 12 Dec. 7.30pm every day; 10am, Thurs 9, Frill; 2pm, Thurs lO—Sat 1 1 . £7.50 (£5). Art and real life blur as Screaming Lord Sutch plays the Raving Loony Captain in a touring pantomime that also stars Andy Stewart and stars of Take the High Road. I OUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE College Theatre, Clerwood Terrace. 317 3000. Cinderella Sat 12—Thurs 17 Dec. 7pm. Sat mat 3pm. Clive Perry directs Third Year students in an end of term romp written by David Wood. I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat

Rest/Cafe [Access: P, L. Facilities: WC , WS, H, G, C, T. Help: A, AA]

Laurel and Hardy Until Sat 5 Dec. 7.45pm. £4—£12. A revival of Tom McGrath‘s affectionate tribute to Hollywood’s greatest comics played here by Alasdair McCrone and Stuart McQuarrie. Richard Barron directs. See review.

Beauty and the Beast Fri 11 Dec-Sat 2Jan. 2.30mi Sat 12, Mon 21—Thurs 24, Mon 28—Thurs 31. 29m: Sat 26 Dec, Sat 2Jan.

10am—6pm. lOam—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar.

Fri ll-Sat 12, Fri 18, Mon 21-Wed23, Mon 28—Thurs 31 Dec. am Sat 19, Sat 26 Dec and Sat 2 Jan. £2—£12. Audio-described performance Fri 18 Dec. A return to Stuart Paterson‘s highly-rated adaptation last performed by the Royal Lyceum in 1987 to great acclaim. Hugh Hodgart directs an ll-strong cast with specially composed music by Savourna Stevenson. An ideal choice for those who want a large-scale Christmas show without the panto trappings.

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

BOW Down Mon 7 Dec. 7.45pm. £6.50(£2). An interesting music-theatre double bill kicking off with four devised pieces by Lothian schools working with the SCO and then moving on to Major Road Theatre Company‘s production of Bow Down. The show is by composer Harrison I Birtwistle and playwright Tony Harrison and tells a shocking tale based on an ancient ballad of family passions and violence. See preview.

The Snow Queen Wed 9—Sat 19 Dec. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Stuart Paterson's reworking of the Hans Christian Anderson tale is performed by Lothian Youth Theatre.

I ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL Palmerston Place.

Messiaen Nativite du Selgneur Sat 12 Dec. 8pm. £3. Nine meditations for organ performed by Philip Sawyer while an artist and a dancer physicalise the themes. Proceeds to Greenpeace.

I-ST OSWALOS (BOROUGHMUIR) Montpelier Park, Bruntsfield. Booking 441 1031.

Babes In the Wood Mon l4—Sat 19 Dec (not Wed 16). 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Edinburgh Youth Theatre‘s popular annual pantomime.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am-5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA, ST, R. Facilities: WC, W5, H, G,C. Help: AA]

The Skelpln' Ween Until Thurs 24 Dec. Until Fri 18 (not Sat or Sun), 10.30am and 1.30pm; Sat 19—Thurs 24 Dec (not Sun), 3pm and 7pm. £5 (£3). Theatre Workshop’s contribution to the seasonal merriment is an adaptation by Louise Ironside of the popular children‘s book The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman. The story of an unpopularprtnce and his.

I scapegoat servant lS directed by Adnan Harris and features a set by Rhona Munro McNicol who contributed to Dogtroep‘s brilliant show at Tramway recently.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street, 228 1404. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am-8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. [Access: L. Facilities: WC, W8, H, G, C]

Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature oi Love Until Sun 20 Dec (open Suns, closed Mons). 8pm. £6 (£3/£1). Afte r-show discussion Thurs 10 Dec. A racy and erotic thriller by Canadian playwright, Brad Fraser, directed by Ian Brown, about a group of friends whose lives are transformed by a series of bizarre and unmotivated murders. A punchy alternative for panto refugees. See review. Encounter with Kerstin Specht Sat 5 Dec. 4pm. £2.50 (£1.25). Weekend ticket£5 (£3). The second weekend of readings and discussions on a German theme in the Windows of the World series begins with an introduction to one of the most original young playwrights in Germany. Drameturglcal Workshop and Discussion Sun 6 Dec. 11.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .25). Weekend ticket £5 (£3). In Germany, the dramaturg is an established part of the theatre system. In Britain, the Traverse is the only theatre to have one. This workshop with Joachim Ruckhaberle explains what it's all about.

Periomled Reading Sun 6 Dec. 2.30pm. £2.50(£1 .25). Weekend ticket£5(£3). Recent writing from the German

59m: Sat 19, Sat 26 Dec and Sat 2 Jan. 7pm: