James Goldman‘s play about Henry II and the battle for his succession goes on its first UK tour. starring Sian Phillips and David MacCallum. The Cemetery Club Mon 25—Sat 30 Apr. Mon—Fri 7.30pm; Sat 5pm and 8pm. £4—£l2.50. Millicent Martin. Anne Charleston and Judy Cornwell in the popular comedy about three golden girls and their lust for life as they re-enter the datirtg gatne. Home Mon 2—Sat 7 May. .‘vlon—Fri 7.30pm; Sat 5pm and 8pm. £5—£l4.50. Richard Briars arid Paul Eddington star in a pre-West End run of David Storey‘s comedy about two unlikely elderly couples who bump into each other. David Leveaux directs. I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] The Sleeping Beauty Tue 26—Sat 30 Apr. 7.30pm. Thurs and Sat mats. £5 50—£28. See Dance. I PORTOBELLO REACH In front of Portobello Swimming Pool. Belll'ield Street/Promenade. Castles in the Sea Sun I May. 2pm—6pm. Free. Beach-combing. storytelling and music-making as part of an Edinburgh Fling ‘Tour de Forth‘. See Craigentinny Castle. Bonnington Resource Centre and St Bride‘s Centre for the companion ieces. I DDEEN’S HALL Clerk Street. (iris 2019. Highlights of the Footlights Sat so Apr. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). The Edinburgh Footlights is now five years old and it celebrates here with a run through of its finest moments taken from ll’est Side Story. Cabaret and Guys and Dolls. plus a taster of possible productions to cotne. I ROYAL lYCEUM THEATRE Gt‘indlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] A Mongrel’s Heart Until Sat 30 Apr. 7.45pm. £4—£10. Mats Sat 23 and Thurs 28 Apr. 3.15pm. Student stand-by ticket for £4 available every Wednesday from 6pm with matriculation card. The latest star name to crop up at the Royal Lyceum is Bill Paterson who plays the dog with the ‘gift‘ of human speech in Stephen Mulrine's adaptation of the Bulgakov novel. See review. HD’ Her Again Thurs 5—Sat 7 May. 8pm. £5 (£10). See Touring. I ST BRIOE’S CENTRE ()rwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] The Android Circuit Wed 4—Thurs 5 May. 8pm. See Touring. I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] low Fidelity Until Sat 23 Apr. 8pm. £5 (£3). Peta turns the tables on West End sex farce as a ntenange a trots leads to a triangle of desire and jealousy. David Glass directs the company that brought you Begi. See preview. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Wed 27—Sat 30 Apr. 8pm. Thurs mat 2pm. £5 (£3). Rob


lnglisjumps on the Robert Louis Stevenson centenary bandwagon with a one-man version of his chilling schizophrenic classic.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Grace in America Fri 22 Apr-Sat 14 May (inc Sun but not Mon). 8pm. £8 (£4/£2). The romance of foreign lands is the subject of Antoine O‘ Flatharta's play about two Irishtnan who have an obsession with the American Dream and two Irish Americans who have an obsession with the old country. This Traverse production is directed by Philip

Howard and goes on to tour the Highlands

and Islands. See preview.

Dreaming in Public Fri 29—Sat 30 Apr. £2.50 (£1.50). Performed readings of plays by the successful Byre Writers‘ Group from St Andrews. Three different plays each night.

Performed Reading: Europe Tue 3 May. 6pm. Free. Up-and-coming playwright David Grieg gets another airing for his

play about the changing face of Europe.

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This section lists shows that are touring

the Central Belt. There is a phone

number for each company should you

3 require more information.

I The Android Circuit Tom McGrath’s 70s sci-ft comedy is revived by Winged Horse in a production directed by Eve Jamieson. In a barren galaxy devoid of women. could an android hold the key to the future‘.’ More details on 041 332 5127. Cum/wrnaultl Theatre Fri 22—Sat 23 Apr. 7.45pm. 02326 732887.

Langsulc College, Glasgow Mon 25 Apr. 7pm.

[Air/{field Centre, Glasgmt' Tue 26 Apr. 7.30pm. 041 424 I797.

Brunton Theatre. Musselburgh Wed 27 Apr. 7.30pm. 031 665 2240.

Old Athenaeu/n Theatre, Glasgow Thurs 28—Sat 30 Apr. 7.30pm. 041 332 2333. Wester Hailes Education Centre Tue 3

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St Brit/e 's C entre. Edinburgh Wed 4-Thurs 5 May. 8pm. 031 346 1405.

Tour continues.

I Burying Dad Fiona Knowles is back under the MsFits banner with an everyday story of family life ‘where guilt is served up with sandwiches and madness seems as good a refuge as any'. More details on ()31 447 1197.

Bells/till Cultural Centre. Bells/till Fri 29 Apr. 8pm. ()698 267515.

I The Grapes of Wrath 7:84 teams up with Dundee Rep for this adaptation of John Steinbeck‘s classic novel of dust- bowl poverty. lain Reekie directs a cast of sixteen and the show includes live music. More details on 041 331 2219. MacRohert Arts Centre. Stirling Mon 2—Sat 7 May. 7.30pm.

Tour continues.

I Night Sky BAFTA Award-winner Gerda Stevenson launches her own women's company. Stella Quines. with Susan Yankowitzes drama about a brilliant astronomer who looses her ability to remember and to communicate. See review.

Arches Theatre, (ilasgoit‘ Until Sat 23

Apr. 7.30pm.

I HD’ Her Again Third of Dorothy Paul's very entertaining one-woman shows combining wit. wisdotn. anecdote and song.

Pavilion Theatre. Glasgow Wed 27—Sat 30 Apr. 7.30pm. ()41 332 1846.

Royal Lyceum Theatre. Edinburgh Thurs 5—Sat 7 May. 8pm.

Tour continues.

I Not a flight at the Sarry Unit ()ne Theatre Company returns with the second instalment of Simon Sharkey‘s comic trilogy about the regulars at the famous Sarry Bar. More details on ()41 649 4844. Mitchell Theatre, Glasgott' Until Sat 23 Apr. 7.30pm. 041 227 5511.

Greenock Arts Guild Mon 25 Apr. 7.30an 0475 723038.

Mercat Theatre, Drtmu'ltapel Ttte 26 Apr. 7.30pm. ()41 944 9022.

Civic Theatre. .i'lyr Wed 27—Thurs 28 Apr. 7.45pm. 0292 264639.

Ctmtlu'rnaultl Theatre Fri 29—Sat 30 Apr. 7.45pm. 0236 732887.

I Oh What a Lovely War Wildcat takes a break from the usual round of Anderson/Macl.enttan musicals by reviving the ground-breaking satire of wartime values created by Joan Littlewood‘s Theatre Workshop in the 1960s. More details on 041 221 6789. Palace Theatre. K t'lmarnock Fri 22—Sat 23 Apr. 0563 23590.

Denny Civic Theatre, Dumbarton Mon 25—Tue 26 Apr. 0389 63175.

Adam Smith Theatre, K i rkcaltlv Thurs 28—Sat 30 Apr. 0592 260498. Mothemell Civic Theatre Tue 3-Wed 4 May. 0698 267515.

Village Theatre, [fast K ilhrule Thurs 5—Sat 7 May. 03552 48669.

Tour continues.


Dance performances and classes are listed by city, than 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 ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 220 4348. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G]

life Dance I Sat 30 Apr. noon—6pm; Sun I May. 11am—5pm. £60. General level workshop with Ya‘ Acov Darling Khan who explores the five rhythms‘ a new movement practice for life.

Egyptian and Turkish Dance Sat 30 Apr. 5.30—10. 15pm. £25 (£15). General level class with Tina Hobin. belly-dance specialist.

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

Interrupt Thurs 28 Apr. 8pm. £3 (£2). Tickets available on 220 4349. Scottish dance-video maker Katrina McPherson presents the first stage of a large-scale piece to be completed in 1995. Composer Haftor Medboe and dancers Karen Grant and Paula Hatnpson will be performing arid there will also be a screening of McPherson‘s video-dance works from the past eighteen months.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

The Sleeping Beauty Tue 20—8111 30 Apr. 7.30pm. Thurs and Sat mats. £5.50—£28. The Scottish Ballet in the romantic classic.


Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Comedy Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.

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I Lost Comedy Club T.G.'s Bar. above T.G. Willis Foodhall. 135a George Street. 225 3003. Happy Hour 7.30—8.30pm. £2.50 iti advance or £3.50 at the door. The ftrst night of a new fortnightly comedy club aiming to fill the gap left by the Counting House. John Paul Leach and Alan Taylor provide the laughs.

I Insinuendos Cabaret Club Q.T.‘s Bar. 2 Picardy Place. 556 0499. 8.30pm. Free. Four—times-a-week gay cabaret hosted by Edinburgh‘s Maggie Raye with DJ Mary.

SATURDAY 23 . Edinburgh

I Insinuendos Cabaret Club Q.T.‘s Bar. 2 Picardy Place. 556 0499. 8.30pm. Free. See Fri 22.


I Mischief La Bas Cathedral House. 28/32 Cathedral Square. 552 3519. lprn. Free. Lunchtime lunacy as Mr Mischief reads through last week's news.


I The Doug Anthony Allstars Queen's Hall. Clerk Street 668 3456. 7.30pm. £8/£7 (£5.50). The funniest trio on the planet return to Edinburgh with another much-needed dose of musical mayhem. sublime singing and comic cacophony.

CO The List 22 April—5 Mav 1994