and Kate O’Mara star.

A Midsummer Night’s Iirean Mon lS-Sat 20 Nov. 7.15pm. Sat mat. 2.15pm. £4.50—£i2.50. See Royal Lyceum. Edinburgh. below and review.

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

Phaedra Tue 9—Sat 13 Nov. 8pm. £7 (£4). Second up in Tramway’s pioneering Theatre Romania season is performed by the National Theatre of Craiova which combines Seneca and Euripides to create a musical hallucinatory trip through reality and dream. Don’t miss.

The lesson Sun l4-Thurs 18 Nov. 8pm. £7(£4). More Romanian lonesco as the National Theatre of Cluj tackles the great absurdist's study of the power relationship between a teacher and pupil. ‘Anyone interested in live drama should grab the chance to see this remarkable production.‘ says the Royal National Theatre’s Richard


I TRCH 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. WS. H. G. C. Hel : AA] NIIIint Sliiit Until Sun 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £7.50/£6 (£4/£3.50). See Touring. Donna McPhail Fri S—Sat 6 Nov. 10pm. £5 (£3.50). See Comedy.


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

Improvised Comedy Workshop Saturdays until Sat 11 Dec. Noon. Free. TheatreSports leads a workshop on thinking funny on your feet. with a view to developing performers for next year's FebFest.

Cur Country’s Cood Tue 9—Sat 13 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3/£2.50). Edinburgh University Theatre Company was making claims that this was the Scottish premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker‘s award- winning prison colony play-within-a-play .— actually they've been pipped to the post by fifteen minutes by students at Glasgow’s RSAMD. War will ensue.

Masterclass Wed 10 Nov. 3.30pm. Free. Philip Howard of the Traverse Theatre leads a workshop based on Our Countrer Good for the FebFest series of classes.

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

or htice and Men Until Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £7/£6 (£5/£4). JohnSteinbeck’s classic novel of loyalty and love in Depression-era America in a stage adaptation directed by Robin Peoples. See review.

Educating liita Fri 12-Sat 27 Nov (not Mon 15). 7.30pm. Sat 20 Nov mat. 2.30pm. £7/£6 (£5/£4). Jimmy Chisholm is rapidly becoming the hardest working man in Scottish theatre as he squeezes in the role of Frank, the tutor. in Willy Russell’s modem-day Pygmall'on. before taking on a major chunk of the panto industry. Eilidh Fraser plays opposite him in the title role.

ll: lochhead Mon 15 Nov. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). An evening of poetry and monologue from the much-loved Lochhead. Recommended.

I CHURCH illl THEATRE Momingside Road, 228 1155. Tickets available from Queen’s Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices and J. and A. Cruikshank or Harvest Garden (op osite theatre).

Svreeny To It Until Sat 6 Nov. 7.45pm. £4 (£3). The demon barber of Fleet Street is brought to life by the Mercators in the famous Victorian melodrama by George Dibdin Pitt.

Ilay Fever Wed lO—Sat 13 Nov. 7.30pm. £4. Noel Coward's breezy comedy is

5 performed by Davidsons Mains Dramatic


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

Lenny ilenry Sun 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £8.50—£12.50. See Comedy.

Eddie lmrd Sun 14 Nov. 8pm. £8. See Comedy and preview.

An Ideal Husband Mon 15—Sat 20 Nov. Mon-Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pm and 8pm. £9.50—£ 14.50. See Theatre Royal.

Glas ow. above. I HEIHERBDW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street, 556 9579. Box Office.

I 10am—4.30pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe.

[Access: ST, R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Storytelling Festival Fri 5 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). South American storyteller Paul Middellijn is a leading figure in the Netherlands' jazz-poetry scene and in his homeland a celebrated renewer of the Afro-Surinam oral tradition. He’s joined for an evening of tale-telling by Tuup (The Unprecedented Unorthodox Preacher) with his myths and legends. Storycratt Workshop Sat 6 Nov. 10.30am—l2.30pm. £3 (£2). Exploring and developing storytelling skills.

The Cold Crack Ceilidh Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). David Campbell. Duncan and Linda Williamson. Willie McPhee. Sheila Stewart and others celebrate the end of another enterprising festival of storytelling.

The love Adventures of Mr George Cochrane Fri l2—Sat 13 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). The Rowan Tree Company comes up from the borders with an adaptation of James Hogg’s racy comic novel.

I PLAYHCIISE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. G, C]

Les Miserables Until Sat 8 Jan. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. £5.50—£25. French Revolution of 1830 musical based on the Victor Hugo novel that‘s attracted 24 million people worldwide. You won’t come out humming the tunes. but it’s a captivating spectacle that’s well worth seeing. even if it does gloss over the politics.

I PlEASAHCE The Pleasance. Details 225 9873.

Writing Masterclass Thurs 7 Nov. 3pm. Playwright Chris Hannan leads this class with a view to developing writers for the Bedlam’s FebFest next year.

Writing Workshop Tue 9 Nov. 7pm. Free. Joy Hendry looks at writin dialogue.

I CHEER MARGARET CflJiCE College Theatre. Clerwood Terrace. 317 3546. The Boxer Benny lynch Tue 9—Fn' 12 Nov.

; 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Peter Amot’s tribute to

1 the legendary 20s Scottish boxer is


performed by second-year students and directed by John Ramage. Men Should Weep Wed 17-Sat 20 Nov.

' 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Robin Wilson directs

Ena Lamont Stewart’s rediscovered classic about women surviving the

pressures of life in 303 east-end Glasgow. I ROYAL lYCEIlAt THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Until Sat 13


Wed 24 & Tues 30 Nov

Two afternoons of vibrant short plays, from heart wrenching to hilarious. performed and directed by professionals. written

by 14 -18yr olds.


By Sue Glover 20 Nov - 19 Dec

Richly atmospheric. BONDAGERS is set against the sprawling landscape of the 1860's Borders farms and combines original music and dance in a spirited evocation of the lives of women bondagers.

'A gorgeous, fllmlc, lyrical production" The Guardian

TRAVERSE Thlhtl! Phone Box Office for details

031 228 1404 Reg Charity No: ED1984/68

This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Clasgovl and Edinburgh’s main theatres, more information can be round in the listings above. For events at Community Centres and other venues, see detailed listings elsewhere in this section. For details of cabaret and music events see appropriate listings. Performances shovm in brackets are previews. Thursday 11 Friday 12 Saturday 13 Sunday 14 Monday 15 Tuesday 16 Wednesday 17 Thursday 18 see Rock - see Rock - Metropolis Metropolis A Scots Quair A Scots Quair A Scots Quair - - -, f i - - - (Don Juan) Don Juan - - - - - A Stinging Sea A .4 A Stinging Sea - - - - Mary Queen Of Scots Mary Queen Of Scots Mary Queen Of Scots .lGuys And Dolls" Guys And Dolls Guys And Dolls - I Desert Song Desert Song . Desert Song the Odd Couple The Odd Couple The Oddka - ' l " V "V A No Mean City I I .- I - Comedy see Rock see Rock Comedy - An Ideal Husband An Ideal Husband An Ideal Husband. - the Dream r The Dream 'nie Dream Phaedre Phaedre Phaedre The Lesson The lesson The Lesson The Lesson ' . Educating Rita Rite - Liz Lecithead Educating Rita ' Educating Rita see ' see Classical i- v ' Comedy An Ideal Husband An Ideal Husband An Ideal Husband . - v . Love Adventures - - A - f“ ‘1 . ' - .5 Les Miserables - ' Les Miserables Les Miserables l“ Les Miserables - - -

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