The Canterbury Tales Until Sat 2 Jul. Mon—Fri 7.30pm; Sat 5pm and 8pm. £4—£11.50. Brian Glover stars in this lewd and lecherous staging of Chaucer‘s 600- year-old tales. up-dated and given a vaudeville spin.

Lady Windermere’s Fan Mon 4—Sat 9 Jul. Mon—Fri 7.30pm; Sat 5pm and 8pm. £5.50—£ 14.50. Francesca Annis stars in Oscar Wilde's witty classic of upper-class deceit in a production directed by Philip Prowse. See preview.

Teller of Tales Tue 12—Sat 16 Jul. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3-£10.50. Edinburgh Music Theatre Company in the European premiere of a musical about the life of the young Robert Louis Stevenson.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. 1.. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]

Mary dueen of Scots Got Her Head

l Chopped Ott Until Sat 6 Aug. 8pm.


£4—£13.50. 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.

Kidnapped Until Thurs 4 Aug. 8pm. £4—£l3.50. 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. Enjoyable new adaptation by Tom McGrath of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic cast-away adventure. The technically ambitious show is directed by Kenny lreland. Carlucco and the Queen of Hearts Until Tue 2 Aug. 8pm. £4-£l3.50. Fri 8—Tue 12. Wed 20—Thurs 21. Fri 29. Sat 30 Jul (inc 3.15pm mat). Mon l—Tue 2 Aug. Student stand-by ticket for £4 available every Wednesday from 6pm with matriculation card. Third in the summer season of Scottish drama is a revival of

, George Rosie‘s witty play about the ugly old age of Bonny Prince Charlie which

was first produced by Fifth Estate. Sandy Neilson directs a cast farnilar from the other two summer shows. See review.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R.

1 Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Aurora Until Sat 2 Jul. 8pm. Also Thurs

4pm and Hi 10.30am. £5 (£3). See Dance.

The Bald Prima Donna Thurs 7—Sat 9 Jul. 8pm. £5 (£3). New Edinburgh company Brushed Nylon makes its debut with lonesco‘s one-act absurdist anti-play about the ineffectiveness of communication. Little-known fact: The Bald Prima Donna played in Paris for longer than The Moasetrap.

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

The Wishing Tree Until Sun 3 Jul. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). See Touring.

Open Day Saturday 2 Jul. 11am—4pm. Free. All-day opportunity to see behind the scenes as the Traverse celebrates its second birthday in its new home. Take a guided tour. sit in on a rehearsal or watch performed previews of Traverse shows to come. Bar and cafe open all day help eat the chameleon birthday cake when its cut at 12.30pm plus music. cabaret and a welcome for all the family.

Tough Tue 5 Jul. 7.30pm. Free. This month‘s performed reading is a comic tale of teenage angst by George F. Walker.

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


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 review. More details on 031 557 5918.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Wed 29 Jun—Sun 3 Jul.

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oust Up-tempo production by the Arches Theatre Company of Sean O’Casey‘s satire about upper- class English settlers in lreland. Tron Theatre, Glasgow.

I English National Ballet lntemationally acclaimed classical ballet company shows off its repertoire on Britain’s most dance- friendly stage. Edinburgh Festival

I Mary Queen or Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off Stylish revival of Liz Lochhead’s witty look at Mary and Elizabeth. rival queens of Scotland and England. Royal Lyceum,

the Arches Company, this time in verbal barrage mode with David Mamet‘s searing look at the moral vacuum in the hard-sell world of real estate. Tron Theatre, Glasgow.

I Lady Windennere’s Fan Citizens’ director Philip Prowse moonlights on this touring production of Oscar Wilde’s elegant comedy of manners. King ’5 Theatre. Edinburgh.


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