Rattlebag Theatre Company continues its policy of performing in unusual spaces by taking over Scrimshaws hair studio for this production of William Mastrosimone‘s drama about a woman who is disturbed by an intruder intent on rape. ls this the cutting edge or merely the frin e? I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (7.30pm on perf evgs). Bar. Buffet. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA] A Midsummer Night’s Dream Until Sat 20 Nov. 7.15pm. Sat mat. 2.15pm. £4.50—£I2.50. Kenny Ireland directs Edinburgh‘s Royal Lyceum Theatre Company in Shakespeare’s comedy. Its strength is its speed. its weakness is its lack of poetry and its secret weapon is Andy Gray and his fellow mechanicals. Piat Mon 22—Sat 27 Nov. 7.15pm. £4.50—£ 16.50. Thurs and Sat mats 2.15pm. Elaine Paige stars in Pam Gems‘ biographical tribute to the tragic life of Edith Piaf. drawing on her classic hits as she descends from success into alcohol and drug addiction. I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C] The last Night of Socrates Mon 22—wctl 24 Nov. 8pm. £7 (£4). The final instalment of Tramway's major Theatre Rumania season features Theatre of Levant in a play by Polish playwright Stanev that the company first performed in the burned-out interior of Bucharest's National Museum in the wake of the deposition of the Ceaucescus. Into the Blue Thurs 25—Sat 27 Nov. 8pm. £5 (£3). Three new exploratory pieces in Tramway’s continuing season designed to i foster artists willing to cross boundaries. This collection of three short pieces is by the surrealist Theatre PUR. 7:84 director Iain Reekie with actor Lex Kessler. and Killing the Cat working with musician John Irvine. See preview. Escape at Sea Fri I9—Sat 20 Nov. 8pm. £7 (£4). Exile. desire and requited love

The Last Night of Socrates is the til highlight i in Tramway’s Theatre Romania season.

20. 29m every day except Sat 25. 'lpm Fri 3—Sat 4. Fri IO—Sat 11. Tue l4-Fri 31 (not Sat 25). £5—£6.50 (£3—£4).

David Wallace has earned a reputation for directing and writing first-rate pantos at Paisley. ‘If you thought you hated panto.‘ said The List about last year‘s Hansel and Gretel. 'this is the one to see'.

I PAVILION THEATRE I21 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

Mr McScrooge Wed 1 Dec—Sat 29 Jan. 10am Tue 14. Wed 22 Dec. 2pm Sat 4. Wed 8. Sat 11. Wed lS—Tue 21 (inc Sun). Thurs 23—Fri 24. Sun 26—Thurs 30 Dec. Sun 2—Wed 5. Sat 8—Sun 9. Wed 12. Sat 15. Wed 19. Sat 22. Wed 26 and Sat 29 Jan. 5.30pm Sun 19. Sun 26 Dec. Sun 2 and Sun 9 Jan. 7.30pm Wed I—Sat 18. Tue 2I—Fri 24. Tue 28—Fri 31 Dec. Tue 4—Sat 8. Tue II—Sat 29.

Traditionally the noisiest and brashest of the big traditional pantos. the Pavilion‘s seasonal caper ‘the meanest panto ever to hit Glasgow‘ stars Andy Cameron. § are explored in second stride‘s innovative Dave Anderson and Eileen McCallum. i new dance iece. See preview.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC ; I TROH TR TRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. AND ORAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 Box Office Mon 10am—5pm; Tue-Sat 5057. [Access: PPA. ST. L. Facilities: 1 10am until performance commences: Sun WC. W5. H, G, C. Help: A. AA] 6pm until performance commences. No The Cherry Orchard Until Fri 19 Nov. performances on Monday. [Access: PPA. 7.15pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Chekhov’s classic ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C.

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under the direction of Margaret Gordon. .3 SHOW White Fri 26 Nov—Sat 8 Jan. 29m Animal Tue 23-Fri 26 Nov. 7.15pm. £3.50 Mon 22 Nov—Mon 6 Dec. Wed 8—Wed 22. (£2). Tom McGrath's man-versus-animal Mon 27—Fri 31 Dec. Tue 4~Sat 8 Jan. 5pm drama is performed by final-year students I Fri 24 Dec. 7.30pm Fri 26. Sat 27 Nov. directed by Winged Horse's Eve 1 Thurs 2—Thurs 23. Mon 27—Thurs 30 Dec. Jamieson. Tue 4—Sat 8 Jan. £7.50/£8 (£4.50/£5). Three Sisters Tue 30 Nov—Fri 3 Dec. Half-price preview Fri l9—Sat 20 Nov. 7.15pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Second-year a Writer Forbes Masson and director students in the Chekhov classic directed Michael Boyd aim to repeat the winning by Caroline Hall. formula of last year’s Cinderella (showing I SCRIMSHAWS 3 Wilson Court. Details this year at Edinburgh‘s Royal Lyceum) 0505 326771. with another modem reworking of a Extremitles Sat 20 and Sun 21 Nov. 8pm. favourite panto tale.


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1 Bondagers is at last being revived by the Traverse Theatre for a month-long run. Sue Glover's play about Borders women ‘bonded’ to male tarmhands in the 19th century is returning with more or less the original cast in Ian Brown's beguiling production which tours to Canada in the Rev: Year.


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

Ecstasy Sat 20—Sun 28 Nov (not Mon 22 . 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3/£2.50). Edinburgh University Theatre Company in Mike Leigh’s social satire which also enjoyed a production by Glasgow‘s Raindog earlier this year. Leigh is said to be taking a lot of interest in the production and will be attending a performance himself.

I RRUHTOH THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W3. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Educating Rita Until Sat 27 Nov. 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 modern-day Pygmalion. before taking on a major chunk of the panto industry. Eilidh Fraser plays opposite him in the title role.

Aladdin Thurs 2—Sat 8 Jan. £7.25 (£5.25). 2.30pm Thurs 2. Sat 4. Tue 7. Wed 8. Sat 11. Wed 15. Sat 18. Mon 20—Fri 24. Tue 28-Fri 31 Dec. Tue 4-Sat 8 Jan. 7.30pm Fri 17—Sat 18. Tue 21-Fri 24. Mon 27—Thurs 30 Dec. Tue 7—Wed 8 Jan. Panto-specialist David Swan turns to the favourite tale of Eastern magic for the Brunton‘s seasonal contribution.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Tickets available from Queen‘s Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices

and J. and A. Cruikshank or Harvest Garden (opposite theatre).

Getting Married Wed 24-Sai 27 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). The Makars continue their 60th birthday celebrations with a production of George Bernard Shaw's little-seen I908 comic dissertation on the ideal marriage.

I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. Help: AA]

An Ideal Husband Until Sat 20 Nov. Mon—Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pm and 8pm. £9.50-£l4.50. The Peter Hall Company with Oscar Wilde's sparkling comedy about high-society blackmail. Michael Denison. Dulcie Gray and Kate O‘Mara star. See review.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. W5, 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 OOEEH MARGARET COLLEGE College Theatre. Clerwood Terrace. 317 3546. Men Should Weep Until Sat 20 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Robin Wilson directs Ena Lamont Stewart‘s rediscovered classic about women surviving the pressures of life in 30s East-End Glasgow. I ROYAL LYCEOM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC, W8. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]

The Master Builder Fri 19 Nov—Sat 1 1 Dec. 7.45pm. £4—£l2.50. Audio-described performances Sat 27 Nov and Thurs 2 Dec. Student standby tickets for £4 available every Wednesday from 6pm with matriculation card. Brian Cox stars and co-directs in Heinrik Ibsen's drama of age. competition and the threat of youth. See preview.

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

The Nosferatu Until Sat 20 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Lothian Youth Theatre in a new version of the Dracula tale written by Louise Ironside and directed by John Mitchell of Oxygen House. An original

54 The List 19 November-2 December 1993