the world. helping put this mesmerising artform on the map. See Kids section for events specifically pitched at a younger age range.

Tales ot the Celtic Kingdom Tue 25 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Early Celtic stories with David Campbell and The List's own Norman Chalmers.

Twa louns Wed 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Tales from the north-east and beyond from Stanley Robertson and David Campbell.

The Narrow Seas Thurs 27 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Stories that have gone round the world and back with Pat Ryan and Heather NcNeil.

Put Another Turt on the Fire Fri 28 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Stanley Robertson and Willie McPhee spin a line or two. Traditional Tales Workshop Sat 29 Oct. 2.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Arthur Thwaites explains how stories can keep traditional cultures alive.

Lenihan’s law Sat 29 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). lrish tales from Eddie Lenihan on his first visit to Scotland.

learning from life Sun 30 Oct. 3pm and 7.30pm. £3.50/£4 (£2/£2.50). Six story- tellers and an environmental theme. Night of the Circe Mon 31 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Halloween magic with the most ancient of tales. With Duncan Williamson. George Macpherson and David Campbell.

Stories of Alba l Tue 1 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Stories from Gaeldom remembered by George M acPherson. Padraig MacNeill and John Shaw.

Weir and Tear Wed 2 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Northern Irish crack from Liz Weir and Billy Tear.

Sangs and Stories Thurs 3 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Ballads and stories.

Stories of Alba II Thurs 3 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). See Tue 1.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. W8. G. C]

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musical starring Anthony Newly. Stratford Johns and Barry Howard. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Thurs 27 Oct—Sat 4 Feb. 7.30pm. Various mats 2.30pm. £6.50—£23.50. The early Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice hit comes to Edinburgh for a long post-London run with Phillip Schofield doing his hippy. religious bit.

I PLEASAHOE The Pleasance. 221 0401. Burying Dad Fri 28 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£3). The tireless Fiona Knowles turns up under the MsFits banner with this morbid comedy co-written with Rona Ixttlt'hinl, Ladybird Munro. A benefit for Women‘s Aid.

I OUEEH MARGARET COLLEGE College Theatre. Clerwood Terrace. 317 3546. Mary Barnes Unti Fri 21 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Third-year students directed by Lynn Bains in David Edgar’s study of a woman who overcomes her schizophrenia.

I ROYAL LYOEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Death and the Maiden Fri 21 Oct-Sat 5 Nov. 7.45pm. £4—£14. Mats on Sat 29. Wed 2 and Sat 5 at 3.15pm. Student stand- by ticket for £4 every Wednesday from 6pm with a matriculation card. Dundee Rep swaps productions with the Lyceum. bringing down its gripping version of Ariel Dorfman‘s psychological thriller about a woman who believes she has rediscovered the man who tortured her fifteen years previously. Alison Peebles. Michael Mackenzie and Robert Mclntosh star in Hamish Glen's production.

I STEPPIHO STOHES West Bow. Grassmarket. 225 6520.

Butterflies and Webs Sat 29 Oct. 8pm. £4 (£2). While Dundee Rep brings its take on human rights violations to the Royal Lyceum. another Dundee company. Human Rights Community Drama. turns up with a play about the ‘disappeared' of Colombia.

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

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Facilities: WC. W3. H. G. C. Help: AA] Salon Janette Until Fri 21 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£3). See Touring.

Headstate Wed 26-8111 29 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Tramway above and preview. I TRAVERSE THEATRE Catnbridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]

Europe Until Sun 13 Nov (inc Suns. not Mons). 8pm. £8 (£4/£2). Up-and-coming young playwright David Greig makes his Traverse debut with a play dealing with his recurring obsession with identity and belonging in the new Europe. Philip Howard directs this ‘story about love and railways’.

Mark Thomas Sun 30 Oct. 11pm. £6 (£5). See Comedy and preview.

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

I The Salt Wound 7:84 premieres Stephen Greenhom‘s modern tragedy about life in an east coast seafaring community. where a woman tries to prevent her son fromjoining his father and going to work on the boats. More details on 041 331 2219.

Deans Theatre, Livingston Tue 25 Oct. 7.30pm.

Salon Janette Take Two Productions give a new lease of life to its very successful musical comedy by Stuart Thomas about groovy girls in an early-60s hairdressers. Mary Riggans stars. More details 041 334 . 9015.

Theatre ll’arkshap, Edinburgh Until Fri 21 Oct. 7.30pm.

Paisley Arts Centre Sat 22—Sun 23 Oct. 8pm.

Mae/tuber! Arts Centre, Stirling Wetl 26 Oct. 7.45pm.

Civie Theatre, Avr Fri 28 Oct. 7.30pm. Denny Civie Theatre Sat 29 Oct. 7.30pm.

Theatre with a string of occasional dates in which she performs Angela B. Leslie’s 0n yer Bike and a selection of songs and poetry. More details on 0555 772934. Hater/en Park Centre, Livingston Fri 28 Oct. 7.30pm. ‘5'

I The Steamie Tony Roper directs his own modem Scottish comedy classic of wash-house life circa 1950 with a first- rate cast including Una McLean and Jan Wilson.

lirhlt‘RUDL'I'! Arts Centre. Stir/int: Mon 31 Oct—Sat 5 Nov. 7.30pm.

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I Whodidit? New company Theatrecamp presents Neil Harrison's batty comedy that sets its own rules and applies to the murder-mystery genre. Stars Graeham Robertson (PC Kirk in Take the High Road). More details on 031 346 4163. Old Athenaeum, (ilasgmv Fri 28—521! 29 ()ct. 8pm.

Deans Theatre, Livingston Wed 2 Nov. 7.30pm.

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