own one-woman play exploring her beliefs as a Christian feminist.

Burying Oad Fri 27—Sat 28 May. 8pm. £4 (£3). 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‘. See Feature about co- writer Rona Munro.

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

Copacabana Until Sat 11 Jun. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2,30pm. £8.50—£19.50. Gary Wilmot stars in the musical of the song as Barry Manilow turns one of his best-known numbers into a full-scale show.

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

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Ott Until Sat 6 Aug. 8pm. £4—£l3.50. 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 l8.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.

Kidnapped Fri 20 May—Thurs 4 Aug. 8pm. £4-£13.5(). Fri 20—Wed 25 May. Thurs 2—Wed 8. Wed 22—Thurs 23 Jun. Fri 1, Sat 2 (inc 3.15pm mat). Mon 4. Tue 5, Wed l3—Thurs 14, Fri 22—Tue 26 Jul. Wed 3—Thurs 4 Aug. Student stand-by ticket for £4 available every Wednesday from 6pm with matriculation card. A new adaptation by Tom McGrath of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic castaway adventure. The show is directed by Kenny lreland and is the second in the theatre's all-Scottish rep season.

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

Conspiracy of Silence Until Sat 21 May. 9pm. Brecht’s vision of life under totalitarian rule is performed by Edinburgh Youth Theatre. The group. made up of 18—24-year—olds, is keen to attract new members and this is a good opportunity to see what they are up to. The House on the Clitt Until Sat 21 May. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Chilling mystery comedy presented by Saughtonhall Church Dramatic Society.

A little Older Thurs 2—Fri 3 Jun. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). See Touring.

I STEPPIHG STOHES West Bow. Grassmarket, 226 6520.

Writers in Performance Sat 21 May. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish and American writers join forces for a performed reading of their work. Scotland‘s Barry Graham and David McTeague. Califomia’s Marina

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Blake and New York‘s Sharon Mesmer present a cross-section ofcurrent fiction and poetry writing.


Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC, WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] Risk Wed 25—Sat 28 May. 8pm. £5 (£3). One of the most recent Grassmarket Project shows is revived with the same cast an achievement in itselfgiven that it is performed by young homeless people. Directed by John Mitchell. it draws on the company's real-life experience of street- life. drug abuse and poverty. The play has been developed and updated since its debut last summer.

Workshop: VoiceTheatre (USA) Mon 21—Fri 25 May. 10am-1pm. £25 (£15). Return visit of Shauna Kanter whose voice and physical exercises will be focusing on finding the courage to use your voice to confront racism.

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

The Bridge Until Sat 21 May. 8pm. £8 (£4). See Touring.

Action Week: Lecture Fri 20 May. Noon. £5 (£3). A rare chance to hear Eugeino Barba. a leading practitioner and theorist . in physical theatre. discussing his work. i Friday's session is a practical

i demonstration of the ideas in Thursday's lecture.

Action Week: Workshop Fri 20 May. lllam—4pm. £15 (£8.50) inc ticket for evening performance. Insights into how Benchtours created its ambitious adaptation of The Bridge.

. Action Week: Gopal Krishna Fri 20 May. 6pm. £5 (£3). Musical dance drama from Glasgow's Abhinaya Darpan Dance Company.

Action Week: Public Masterclass Sat 21 May. 10.30am. £8 (£6). The renowned British mime practitioner David Glass outlines his ‘Preparation for Physical


Action Week: Public Debate Sat 21 May. 1 2pm. The Mime Forum‘s week of physical theatre culminates in a discussion about ‘Why we do what we do’. It is chaired by lde van Heiningen. director of the European Mime Federation. Trainspotting Wed 25 May—Sat 19 Jun (inc Suns except Sun 29 May. Not Mons). 8pm. £8 (£4). Don‘t miss this chilling and hilarious adaptation of lrvine Welsh's 1993 novel about drug abuse in Edinburgh. See 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 Being Frank A singer obsessed with Frank Sinatra is the subject of First Base Theatre’s new musical that naturally takes the opportunity to run through a few numbers by 01' Blue Eyes. Alan Vicary‘s play was well received when it was first seen on the Edinburgh Fringe last year. Byre Theatre, St Andrews Fri 20—Sat 21


May. MacRobert Arts Centre. Stirling Fri 27 May.

Village Theatre. East Kilbride Sat 28 May.

Perth Theatre Tue 31 May—Wed 1 Jun. Bells/till Cultural Centre Thurs 2 Jun.

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.

Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street Until Sat 21 May. 8pm.

Paisley Town Hall Tue 24 May. 8pm.

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 041 429 2877. See review.

Greenock Ans Guild Fri 20 May. 7pm. Village Theatre, East Kilbride Tue 24 May. 7.30pm.

Perth Theatre Fri 27 May. 7.30pm.

Tour continues.

I Dirt Enters at the Heart Highly-rated prison drama performed by Glasgow's Cat A Theatre Company and looking at the spread of HIV in Scottish prisons. More details on 041 630 0008.

Royston, ll’ardieburn Contmunity Centre, Edinburgh Fri 20 May. 7pm.

Denny Civic Theatre, Dumbarton Tue 31 May. 7.30pm.

Lorne Street CEC, Gorbals, Glasgow Wed 1 Jun.

I’ll Be Seeing You World War 11 musical nostalgia in Stuart Thomas's play which features the popular songs of the time. This Take Two Production stars Mary Riggans. More details 011041 334 9015. Pearce Institute. Govan Fri 20 May. 7.30pm.

Birgit/ale Complex. Castlemilk Sat 21 May. 7.30pm.

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Tue 24

May. 7.30pm.

Palace Theatre, K ilmarnock Thurs 26 May. 7.30pm.

Larkfield Centre, Govanhill Fri 27 May. 7.30pm.

C arliebar Community Centre, Barr/read Sat 28 May. 7.30pm.

Knightscliffe Leisure Hall Wed 1 Jun. 7.30pm.

Whiteinch Neighbourhood Centre Thurs 2 Jun. 7.30pm.

Tour continues.

A Little Older Excellent award-winning play by John Binnie and performed by Clyde Unity Theatre, a tender comedy about the relationship between a car-crash victim and her gay friend. More details on 041 353 0905.

Rutherglen RUC Fri 20 May. 7.30pm. Mercat Theatre, Drumchapel Sat 21 May. 7.30pm.

Wester Hailes Education Centre Tue 24 May. 7.30pm.

Deans Theatre, Livingston Wed 25 May. 7.30pm.

MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling Thurs 26 May. 7.45pm.




Househill CEC, Pollok Fri 27 May. 7.30pm.

Harbour Arts C entre. Irvine Sat 28 May. 7.45pm.

Alexander Resource C entre, C oatbridge Wed 1 Jun. 7.30pm.

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh Thurs 2—Fri 3 Jun. 7.30pm.

I llo’ Her Again Third of Dorothy Paul‘s very entertaining one-woman shows combining wit, wisdom. anecdote and song.

MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling Until Sat 21 May.

Eastwood Theatre, Gijjnock Mon 23 May. Falkirk Town Hall Wed 25-Thurs 26 May. Paisley Town Hall Sat 28—Sun 29 May. Howden Park Centre, Livingston Tue 31 May.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow Thurs 2—Sun 5 Jun. Tour continues.

I The Promise Golden Age Theatre Company presents the Scottish premiere of this Russian play by Alexsei Arbuzov. Three teenagers live through the seige of Leningrad in 1942. but the daily grind of the peacetime that follows presents its own challenges. More details on 041 4337 3336.

Perth Theatre Sat 21—Sun 22 May. 7.30pm.

Byre Theatre, St Andrews Mon 23—Wed 25 May. 8pm.

Cumbernauld Theatre Fri 27—Sat 28 May. 7.45pm.

Theatre Royal, Dumfries Thurs 2 Jun. 7.30pm.

Tour continues.

I The Wishing Tree Wiseguisc Productions presents another new play by Martin McCardie whose Damaged Goods proved popular last year. This one tells the story of a Lanarkshire village whose ancient traditions are put under threat by the onset of the industrial age. See preview. More details on 031 557 5918. Deans Theatre, Livingston Tue 31 May. Brunton Theatre, Mus'selburgh Wed 1 Jun. (.‘umbernauld Theatre Thurs 2—Fri 4 Jun. Tour continues.

I With Respect Tuning in to the current Zero Tolerance campaign. Big Stramash looks at domestic violence and tries to present sotne positive alternatives. See preview. More details on 041 339 2903. Denny Civic Theatre, Dumbarton Mon 23 May. 7.30pm.

Lochside Community Centre Tue 24 May. 7.30pm.

Netherbow Arts Centre. Edinburgh Wed 25 May. 7.30pm.

Bonnington Resource Centre Thurs 26 May. 7.30pm.

Bellshill Cultural Centre Sat 28 May. 7.30pm.

Beechwood Arts Centre, Paisley Tue 31 May.

Mercat Theatre, Drumchapel Wed 1 Jun. 7.30pm.

Tramway, Glasgow Thurs 2 Jun.

Tour continues.

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DO The List 20 May-2 June 1994