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

Phoenix Until Fri 4 Jun. 7.30pm. £6 (£4.50). See Touring.

I CHURCH Hill. THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1 155. Tickets available from Queen’s Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices and J. and A. Cruikshank or Harvest Garden (opposite theatre).

Blitz Tue 8—Sat 12 Jun. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £5 (£4). Lionel Bart‘s wartime musical is performed by Allegro Musical Society.

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

london City Ballet Until Sat 5 Jun. 7.30pm. £7—£15.50. See Dance.

Return to the Forbidden Planet Mon 7—Sat 12 Jun. Mon—Thurs 7.30pm; Fri 5pm and 8.30pm: Sat 4.30pm and 8pm. £7.50—£16.5(). Rock ’n‘ roll reworking of the Tempest. a big cult hit in London. comes to Edinburgh as part of a national tour. See feature.

I HETHEROOW ARTS CEHTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office. loam—4.30pm. 7-9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Where Did All The Flowers Co? Wed 9 Jun. 7pm. £1.50 (75p). Katy Gardiner's play about the last days of Flower Power is given a reading by Edinburgh Playwrigth Workshop.

The last of the lairds Fri 11 Jun—3 Jul. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Allan Sharpe's adaptation of John Galt's comedy classic. about the threat posed by the nouveau riche on the ancient Scottish gentry. is performed by Fifth Estate.

Tommy Bums Wed 16 Jun. 7.30pm. £1.50 (75p). A new play by David Easter 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 [Access: P. 1.. Facilities: WC, W8. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]

A little llotel on the Side 25-29 Jun. 7—8 Jul. 16-20 Jul. 28—29 Jul. 6-7 Aug. 8pm. Sat 17 Jul mat 3.15pm. £4.50—£l2 (£3—£8). Kenny lreland takes over as Artistic Director with a season of farces

running in repertoire throughout the summer. A Little Hotel on the Side by Georges Feydeau in a translation by John Mortimer and directed by lreland himself. is a classic comedy of extra-marital infidelity. confusion and room-swapping. See review.

iloises Oil Fri 4—Sat 12 Jun. 23—24 Jun. 2—6 Jul. 14-15 Jul. 23—27 and 4—5 Aug. 8pm. Sat 3 Jul mat 3.15pm. £4.50—£12 (£3—£8). Michael Frayn‘s clever farce- within-a-farce joins the Royal Lyceum summer season in a production directed by Benjamin Twist. A second-rate touring company romps through an on and off- stage parody of the farce genre.

I ST BRIOE’S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. G. C]

Guys and Dolls Until Sat 5 Jun. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2pm. £5.50 (£3.50). Frog Prince Productions in the popular musical comedy.

Sweethearts of the Yellow Rose Sat 12 Jun. 7.30pm. See Touring.

I STEPPIHO STOHES 1 12 West Bow. Grassmarket.

The Cellar and Rattlesnake Thurs 10—Sat 19 Jun. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Awarding winning company Oxygen House return after an absence of two years with a double bill of love. guilt. betrayal and revenge. See preview.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box ()ffice Mon—Sat

9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA.

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

The Silence of the Chickens Thurs 3—Sai 5 Jun. 8pm. £5 (£3). Local community theatre company Streets Ahead in a black comedy about life‘s big questions.

A Murder, to Kill, to Drop Dead . . . Thurs 10—Sat 12 Jun. 8pm. £5 (£3). Lung Ha‘s Theatre Company in a less-than-serious murder mystery.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6-10pm. Bar. Rest. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C] Buchanan Until Sun 6 Jun (open Sun. closed Mon). 8pm. £7 (£3.50/£1). Post- Mayfest showing of Tom McGralh's pacy tribute to the world champion Edinburgh boxer. Ken Buchanan. lan Brown directs. See preview.

loose Ends Sat 5—Sun 13 Jun (open Sun. closed Mon). 7.30pm. Wed 9 and Thurs 10 mats 2pm. £7 (£3.50/£l ). Free dress

rehearsal Fri 4 Jun. Return of Stuart Hepbum’s funny and touching play about a naive Islander and a Glasgow wide-boy adrift in the big city. Last seen on the Edinburgh Fringe at the Traverse in 1990. Loose Ends is given a new production by director Philip Howard and will tour the Highlands and islands.

Phoenix Wed 16—20 Jan. 8pm. 1" 7

( £3.50/£ I ). See Touring.


This section lists shows that are touring the Central Belt. There is a phone number for each company should you require more information. Unless otherwise specified, the number after each venue listed is the telephone number for ticket enquiries for that particular evening (please note, this is not always the venue number).

I The Cut Enterprising young actors company Wiseguise goes out with its third production: Mike Cullen's fast-paced thriller set in the black tunnels of a coal mine. See preview.

The Tron. Glasgoit' Tue 15—19 Jun.

Tour continues.

I Musical Chairs Engaging new musical by Morag Fullerton performed by Wildcat about a woman who finds the demands of a family and a career becoming too much for her. David MacLennan directs. David Anderson does the music. More details on ()41 221 6789.

Village Theatre, East Kilhride Until Sat 5 Jun. 03552 48669.

Tron Theatre. Glasgoit- Tue 8—Sun 13 Jun. 041 552 4267.

Palace Theatre. K ilmamot‘k Mon 14 Jun. 0563 23590.

Civic Theatre. Mothem'ell Tue l5 Jun. 0698 267515.

BishopIoch Residents Hall. [iasterhoase Wed 16 Jun. 041 773 0705.

Tour continues.

I Phoenix 7:84 presents the Scottish premiere of Roy MacGregor’s study of the fear and tension lurking behind the surface of a new Europe. lain Reekie directs a strong cast in a sadly undramatic script. hampered by a clumsy set design. More details on ()41 331 2219.

Brunton Theatre. Masselhargh Until Fri 4 Jun. 7.30pm. 031 665 2240.

Paisley Arts Centre Sat 5 Jun. 8pm. 041 887 1010.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Wed 16—20 Jun. 8pm. 031 228 1404.


I Shirley Valentine Elaine C. Smith stars in a Scottish version of Willy Russell‘s tine monologue about a frustrated housewife who lives up to her dreams. Alex Norton directs. Recommended. Whitehall Theatre. Dundee Until Sat 5 Jun.

King 's Theatre. Glasgow Mon l4—l9 Jun. I Sweethearts of the Yellow liose Take Two Productions works its way through the musical genres. this time turning to Country albeit from a Dennistoun perspective. Lots of Country standards in this tale of three women brought together by their love of music. More details on 041 334 9015.

Paisley Arts Centre Fri 4 Jun. 8pm. 041 887 1010.

St Michael Is Primary. Par/(head Tue 8 Jun. 7.30pm. 041 554 6253.

Laurieston I’layharn. Abbotsford Place. Gorbals Wed 9 Jun. 7.30pm. 041 429 3254.

Ladvmtii r C (immunity Hall, Pollok Thurs 10 Jun. 7.30pm. 041 882 6123.

Saltt‘oats TOW" Hall Fri 1 1 Jun. 7.30pm. 0294 69546.

St Brides Centre. Orwell Terrace, [Edinburgh Sat 12 Jun. 7.30pm. 031 346 1405.

Archer Theatre, Midland Street. Glasgow Wed 16—19 Jun. 7.30pm. 041 221 9736. I That’s lier Again Dorothy Paul follows up the tremendously successful See That '3 Her with another comic one-woman journey through Scottish entertainment and family life.

Pavilion Theatre. Glasgow Until Sat 5


This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow and Edinburgh’s main theatres, more information can be found In the listings above. For events at Community Centres and other venues, see detailed listings elsewhere In this a section. For details of cabaret and music events see appropriate listings. Performances shown In brackets are previews. Thursday 10 Friday 11 Saturday 12 Sunday 13 Monday 14 Tuesday 15 Wednesday 16 Thursday 17 - The Trill of Chaste see Rock see Rock Sweethearts . . . Sweethearts . . . -— Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma see Kids see Kids see Cabaret see Kids see Kids see Kids see Kids see Kids Giros! . .. Giros! . .. Giros! . .. - -— see Dance see Dance see Dance Shirley Valentine Shirley Valentine Shirley Valentine Shirley Valentine Nana Nana - - _ _ _ - - - see Dance Musical Chairs Musical Chairs Musical Chairs Musical Chairs - The Cut The Oil The Cut Blitz Blitz Blitz - __ _ _ Forbidden Planet Forbidden Planet Forbidden Planet - - - Last of the Lairds Last of the Lairds Last of the Lairds Last of the Lairds Last of the Lairds Tommy Burns Last of the Lairds Noises Off Noises Off Noises Off —. - A Murder. to Kill. . . . A Murder. to Kill. . . . A Murder. to Kill. . .. - - Loose Ends Loose Ends Loose Ends boose Ends - Phoenix Phoenix

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