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 olitics. I PORTORELLO TOWN HALL High Street. Portobello. 220 4349. A View From the Bridge Sun 19 Dec. 8pm. £9 (£5.50). Clearly eight performances a week just aren‘t enough for some of the cast of [ex Miserables. so they‘ve got together to perform Arthur Miller‘s modern tragedy on their night off. One chance only to see this classic tale of a

jealousy that goes too far.

I ROYAL LYOEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-6pm. l()am~8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe [Accessz P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Cinderella Until Sat 8 Jan. 2.30pm Sat l8. Fri 24. Mon 27—Ft'i 31 Dec. Mon 3—Sat 8 Jan. 7pm Fri l7—Sat l8. Wed 22y-l-‘ri 24. Mon 27—Fri 3] Dec. Mon 3~Sat 8 Jan. £2—£l2.5(). It's a shame to miss out on one of Stuart Paterson's fabulous Christmas shows this year. but it's good that Edinburgh can have the chance to see Forbes Masson's pacey modern panto that was a hit at Glasgow‘s Tron last year.

; Masson. who also wrote the songs. stars in the show alongside Terry Neason and

the director is Michael Boyd. See review. I ST BRIOE’S CENTRE ()rwell Terrace. 340 I405. [Accessz PPA. l.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. (i. C]

Cinderella Until Sat lii Dec. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2pm. £4 (£2). Traditional fatnin panto from Playboy Theatre Company starring TV‘s Phil McKay.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sun [9 Dee-Thurs 23 Dec and Thurs (i—Sat 15 Jan. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Frog Prince Productions with some festive fun.

I STEPPING STONES West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 6520.

A Virgin‘s Guide to Rocky Horror Until Sat 8 Dec. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Tim Leith iii a

l raucous show about the cult musical.


Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat

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

ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help:

. AAl

Jolly Robert and the Pirates from Space

Sat lS—Fri 24 Dec. Sat l8.-Wed 22 and Fri

24. 2pm; Mon 20—Wed 22 and Fri 24,

7pm £5 (£3). Adrian Harris directs this

sci-ft Christmas show written by Louise

lronside and brought to you by the same

team as last year’s action-packed family

thn'ller. See review.

' Crying for the Moon Fri 17 and Sat 18

5 Dec. llpm. See Touring.

{ I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street.

228 1404. Box Office Tue—Sat

10am—8pm. Sun 6-10pm. Bar. Rest.

; [Accessz L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Bondagers Until Sun 19 Dec. 8pm. Sat

mat 18 Dec. 3pm. £7 (£3.50/£1). lan

, Brown revives his glorious production of

7 Sue Glover‘s moving play set in the Borders in the 1860s when women were hired as virtual slaves to work on the land. See it now before it tours to Canada.


This section lists shows that are touring the Central Belt. There is a phone number for each company should you require more information.

I Crying for the Moon Terry Neason takes a simple format of songs and poems and makes it her own in a surprisingly successful one-woman show that is intimate. funny and touching. More details on ()555 772934.

'l'lit'tltre Works/mp, [Edinburgh Fri l7—Sat 18. 1 1pm.

SPUXSURlil) m'

The t'omplt‘tt' set of 73 st llilel‘t‘S on show in Stotltlntlglor the/list time

Until 13 March 1994


Pollok Country Park. (ilasgow

Open daily: 10am-5pm Sunday: 1 lam-5pm Closed 25-26 December

and l January

Admission Ll .00/50p

Maclay Murray & Spens



Comedy is listed by date, then by city.



I The Comedy Cellar The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 423 2196. 9pm. £3 (£2). The best of local talent plus comedy newcomers and open-mic spots in the recently-established comedy club. Ftl Byrne is your host.


I Christmas Comedy llight Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 10pm. £5 (£3). Best of the local talent with the freewheeling Phil Kay. the acerbic Parrot. the fire-eating Kevin Kopfstein and the up-and-coming Alan Taylor.



I The Comedy Cellar The 13th Note.

Glassford Street. 423 2 I96. 9pm. £3 (£2). Headlining tonight is Perrier-contender

Parrot with his own much-loved brand of hard-edged (ireenock patter. Compere lid

Byrne also welcomes other local stand- ups and newcomers to the stage.



I The Comedy Cellar The l3th Note. Glassford Street. 423 2 I96. 9pm. £3 (£2). See Wed 22.



I The Comedy Cellar The l3tli Note. Glassford Street. 423 2 I96. 9pm. £3 (£2). See Wed 22.


Dance performances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by

; venue. Shows will be listed, provided

that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Dance listings compiled by Mark Fisher.

; I CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 752i. 7 [Access: PPA. l.. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (i. C]

Experimental Movement Project Sat l8


. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help:


I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 8.3(lpiii.

; £5. Seasonal special featuring every one ; who was. is or will be anyone ili local

' comedy. Party fun lll Blackfriars‘

. atmospheric basement space.

Dec. 9pm. £3 l ). Jonathan Burrows shows off the results of a five-week residency with an international team of dancers at the CCA.

I THEATRE ROYAL llope Street. 332 9000. Box Office Mon —Sat l()am--(ipm. (7.30pm oil perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. [Accessz PPA.


Peter Pan Until Fri 24 Dee. 7.15pm every day. 1.30pm Tue 2 l. Thurs 23. Fri 24. 2.15pm Sat ll. Sat 18. The Scottish Ballet revives its 1989 reworking of the J.M.

. Barrie classic choreographed by Graham ; Lustig.



5 of Mafméarff ~Sofiglifies from the central Viusbraliafi desert-9

(With the Pachecea Ilo.t.tscl’\.G:a”cI"{, l-cndon)

Q u. o Blanket“ Watercolour DraWin‘gs of fivebraliar’l Planes bg Celia R©©SS£P (Witt: Moths}: lnit'ct‘tit-k], Melbourne,*1Uktl2ilii)

2.7 November —- 30 ja‘h‘uarf] 10am -' 3.30ft'n. daily a; mission ji» c e .1


65 The List l7 December l993—l3 January 1994