7.30pm. £2.50 (£1). ls Edinburgh’s Old Town still a community and if so whose town is it? That's the question posed by this Edinburgh Fling multi-media production created by Christopher Heide. I PLAYHCIISE THEATRE Greenside Place, 557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. WS.G.C1

Copacabana Wed 18 May—Sat 11 Jun. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. £8.50—£l9.50. Gary Wilmot stars in the musical of the song as Barry Manilow turns one of his best-known numbers into a full-scale show. See preview.

I QUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street. 668 2019. Ch What a lovely War Mon 9—Tue 10 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). See Touring.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]

110’ Her Again Until Sat 7 May. 8pm. £5 (£10). See Touring.

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Cit Tue 17 May—Sat 6 Aug. 8pm. £4—£l3.50. Tue 17. Wed 18. Thurs 26. Fri 27. Sat 28 (inc 3.15pm mat). Mon 30. Tue 31 May. Wed 1 Jun. Thurs 9. Fri 10. Sat 11. Fri 24. Sat 25. Mon 27. Tue 28 Jun. Wed 6. Thurs 7. Fri 15. Sat 16. Mon 18. Tue 19. Wed 27. Thurs 28 Jul. Fri 5. Sat 6 Aug. Student stand-by ticket for £4 available every Wednesday from 6pm with matriculation card.

The Royal Lyceum’s summer season of Scottish drama in repertoire opens with this lively Brunton Theatre co-production of Liz Lochhead's idiosyncratic look at Scottish history. David McVicar‘s pacy production sets the show in a 1950s ballroom.

I ST BRIDE’S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W5. G. C]

A Tour de Forth Sat 7 May. 2pm. £3 (£2). Final stop of an Edinburgh Fling multi- media storytelling event celebrating different aspects of the city.

HMS Pinafore Mon 9—Sat 14 May. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4—£8. Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group gives the Gilbert and Sullivan nautical standard a novel setting by converting the interior of St Bride’s into the various decks of a ship. The audience surrounds the action on various levels to give the impression of a living. working ship.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]

Grace in America Until 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 lrishman with an obsession with the American Dream and two irish- Americans with an obsession with the old country. This Traverse production is directed by Philip Howard and goes on to tour the Highlands and islands. See review.

Windows on the World - Australia Sat l4—Sun 15 May. Two days of readings. talks and discussions about the current range of writing from Down Under.

The Bridge Tue l7-Sat 21 May. 8pm. £8 (£4). See Touring.

Action Week: Showcase of New Scottish Work Tue i7—Wed 18 May. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Short performances demonstrating the range ofcurrent physical theatre work in Scotland. featuring Theatre du Pif. Pat Keysell. Jonathan Burdett and others. See preview.

Action Week: lecture Thurs 19 anti Fri 20 May. Noon. £5 (£3). A rare chance to hear Eugeino Barba. a leading practitioner and theorist in physical theatre. discussing his work. Friday‘s session is a practical demonstration of the ideas in Thursday‘s lecture. See preview.

Action Week: Bloody Miracles, Beautiful lies Thurs 19 May. 6pm. £5 (£3). See touring and review.

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

Muirbouse Festival Activities Centre, Edinburgh Mon 9 May. 7.30pm. 031 315 2151.

Palace Theatre, K ilmarnm:k Tue 10 May. 7.30pm. 0563 23590.

Deans Theatre, Livingston Wed 11 May. 7.30pm. 0506 319772.

Paisley Arts Centre Sat 14 May. 8pm. 041 887 1010.

I Bloody Miracles, Beautiful lies Post- Mayfest run for this new Clanjamfrie show about heroes. heroines. visions and miracles. See review.

The Byre Theatre, St Andrews Fri l3—Sat 14 May.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Thurs 19 May.

I The Bridge Benchtours‘ most ambitious

show to date is this large-scale adaptation of lain Banks's allegorical novel set on a fictionalised Forth Road Bridge. More details on 031 225 4651. See Review. Dunjennline Glen Pavilion Pittencrieff Park. Wed 11 May. 8pm. 0383 720108. Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street Tue 20—Sat 21 May. 8pm. 031 226 1404. Tour continues.

I Boniour Tristesse New Mayfest show from Theatre Cryptic is an adaptation of the novel by Francoise Sagan. More details on ()41 339 1810. See preview in Mayfest section.

Paisley A rt Centre Fri 13 May. 8pm. 041

887 1010.

Tour continues.

I Desperate Journey TAG‘s first full- length dance piece tells the story of the Highland Clearances. Choreographed by Andy Howitt with original music by Alasdair Nicolson and Gaelic singing by Christine Primose. Details on (141 429 2877. See preview in Mayfest section. Mat'Rohert Arts Centre, Stirling Mon 16 May. 2pm and 7pm. 0786 461081.

Tour continues.

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

The 1993 B.A.F.T.A. Award Winner

Directed by

John Bett

Musical Director

Hilary Brooks


5, 6, 7, MAY at 8.00pm u

Tickets £7 to £10 (Cone. £5 to £8) Edinburgh Lyceum, Grindlay Street. Box Office : 031 229 9697



This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow and Edinburgh’s main theatres, more Information can be found In the listings above. Mayfest events are listed separately in the Mayfest diary on page 18.

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 shown in brackets are previews.

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