the underlying drug culture theme. would stray into American soap opera territory.
Mario (aspiring Latino yuppie, trying to forget his roots) gets talking to Liza (lonesome. confused thirtysomething with daughter) and her boyfriend Vince (brutish. loud, objectionable. dope- dealing man's man) in a bar. Together they head back to Vince's ﬁlthy abode and are introduced to his cancer-ridden wife. Elena.
The action starts here. with the plot taking some bizarre twists and turns. ending up going nowhere in particular. Solid performances throughout. with Consuelo Allen (Elena) easily stealing the show in this interesting. though hardly riveting. show. (Joe Lampard)
I Prospect (Fringe) The Festival Club, Adam House (Venue 36) 650 2395.4 Sept. noon, £4 (£3.50).
Remember Brief Encounter." Remember those immortal lines of Trevor Howard's.
Rig/(It H 0, Jeeved.
‘Forgive me for loving you?‘ Director Tom Smith has faithfully edited the original Noel Coward play and pulled offa
Anna Thomas and Jonathan Aris are
charismatic as the
I minutely-observed Myrtle
and Albert; and the tortured Laura and Alec. Under Smith’s sensitive and inventive direction, the play perfectly captures the atmosphere of 30s London, where Laura and Alec are morally obliged to hurt nobody but themselves; where torrents of passion must be kept hidden under a veneer of social niceness. Powerful and moving theatre. (Gabe Stewart) I Still lite (Fringe) National Student Theatre Company, C. Over-seas House (Venue I9), 225
il-l9-year-olds. to the
Part two of the ‘Booth’ trilogy by David Beeler concerns John Booth, the celebrated actor whose obsession with the Confederate cause leads IIIIII to murder President Abrahan llncoln at the end oi the American Civil War. the play covers the war period, contrasting Booth’s reaction with that of photographer Matthew Brady. It is well-staged, melting articulate use of : the space with quick scene changes and rapid sketching-in oi historical details. However, the allusion to Brutus ls conlused and Beeler, as Booth, tails to give the whole perionnanee the intensity needed to carry it into the final halt-hour. (Thom
Our Brutus (Fringe) Paradox
; Productions, Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) 226 6522, until 20 Aug,
5 1.30pm (23 Aug-4 Sept, 11 .45am), £5 (
' highest possible standards,’ explains Jeremy James Taylor, Artistic Director of NYMT.
It’s genuinely not about child stardom, but if you’d like to put your daughter or son on the stage Mrs Worthington, Scottish auditions for next year‘s production will be held on Wednesday 25 Aug. Forms are available at the George Square Theatre, or alternatively, ring 031 229 1500 and ask Susie Moore for details. (Gabe Stewart)
I Brilliant The Dinosaur (Fringe) National Youth Music Theatre. George Square Theatre (Venue 37) 650 2001, 24—28 Aug. 9.45am and 11.30am (except 23 Aug. dress rehearsal at 9am), £5 (£3).
5l05, until 4 Sept (not Mon 23), noon, £5 (£3).
BRILLIANT THE DINOSAUR
You believed the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park
Adapted from the work by P.G. WODEHOUSE
A brilliantly funny one man show adapted and performed by ROBERT GOODALE
Directed by DAVID GOODALE
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“A Delth/Jt... A Hit"
GUST - 4TH SEPTEMBER 11:50 AM DAILY
ups, with the dino ﬁrmly on the kids‘ side. Empowerment is not only a theme of the musical. but of the company too. ‘The National Youth Music Theatre aims to create and perform mainly new musical theatre, with
were for real; here realism takes an early lunch break as 40 children create a singing diplodocus called Brilliant. Specifically orientated towards 5—] i- year-olds, the storyline (by Richard Stilgoe) pits children against grown-
TROY THEATRE COMPANY presents
The Church Hill Theatre Box Office
031-447 7597 £5 - £4
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