Red Riding flood, the Sequel Mitchell Theatre. Glasgow. Fri 2 Dec—Sat 7 Jan. 7.30pm. Mats at 2.30pm (except Tue 20. Wed 21 and Thurs 22 Dec. all 10am). £8 (£6). Andy Gray writes and directs this reworking of the wollish tale. Jackie Farrell stars.

I MOTHERWELL THEATRE Civic Centre. Motherwell. 0698 267515. [Access: ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Sinbad Mon 5 Dec—Sat 7 Jan. 7.30pm. Mats 1.30pm. £4.75. Jimmy Logan lends his name as executive director to this year‘s spectacular. starring Christian. Mr Abie and Natalie Robb.

I OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. 11. G. Help: A. AA] Candide Fri 2 Dec. 7.30pm. £6 (£4).

Three actor-musicians from the French

: company Saturne pas Rond in an extravagant adaptation of Voltaire's classic. Performed in French.




It’s 70° in the shade and A WA Y is on the beach with 14 tons of sand, Christmas trees storms and pink fairies!

] 25 Nov 18 Dec 8pm

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I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. [Access: PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A.


Aladdin Until Sat 31 Dec. 10.3031! Fri 2 Dec. Mon 5-Thurs 8. Mon 12—Tue 13. Thurs 15. Tue 20. Thurs 22; 2pm Until Sat 31 Dec (not Mon 26 Dec); 7pm Fri 2. Sat 3. Tue 6. Thurs 8—Sat 10. Tue 13—Sat 24. Tue 27—Sat 31 Dec. £5—£'.' (£4—£4.50). Paisley has been quietly building a formidable reputation for bright and breezy. feel-good pantos written and directed by star-turn David Wallace. PACE Theatre Company is joined by the high-energy Paisley Youth Theatre for what promises to be one of Scotland's best seasonal shows.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

Goosey Goosey Glasgow Until Sat 28 Jan. : 10am Tue 6. Thurs 8. Fri 9. Tue 13. Wed

14. Fri 16 and Tue 20 Dec; 2pm Sat 3.

Wed 7. Sat 10. Sun 11.Thurs 15. Sat 17.

Sun 18. Wed 2l-Sat 24. Mon 26—Sat 31

Dec. Mon 2—Wed 4. Sat 7. Wed 11. Sat

14, Wed 18. Sat 21. Wed 25. Sat 28 Jan: 5.30pm Sun 11. Sun 18 Dec; 7.30pm Until Sat 28 Jan (not Mon 12 or Mon 19 Dec). £4.75—£8.95.

Probably the noisiest panto in Glasgow. this year‘s eggstravaganza (look. you‘ve got to get used to the terrible puns now)

stars Andy Cameron and Dorothy Paul and is written and directed by John Bett.

I PEARCE INSTITUTE Lithgow Theatre. 840 Govan Road (opposite Govan Underground). 445 1941. [Access: P. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. Help: AA] Tim’rous Beasties Wed 14—Thurs 15 Dec. 8pm. £3 (£1.50). Debut production from

Govan Initiatives Theatre Works. a

company funded year-round to keep a full

3 compliment of actors. technicians and administrators on the go. Written by Patrick Evans (the man behind the much lamented Fools Paradise comedy organisation). the first show is a Christmas comedy about two con-men

. who unwittingly free a nation.

i I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. ST. L. Facilities:

1 WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] Peter Pan Mon l2—Sat 17 Dec. Mon—Fri 7.15pm. Sat 10am. £3.50 (£2). Final-year students take a trip into Never-Never Land with a production ofJ.M. Barrie‘s children‘s classic. I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] Romeo and Juliet Until Sat 3 Dec. 7.15pm. Sat mat 2.15pm. From £4.50. Oxford Stage Company in a fast-paced version of Shakespeare‘s romance directed by John Retallack. just back from a tour ofJapan. I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C].

A Place with the Pigs Until Sat 10 Dec.

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8pm. £7 (£4). Kenneth Glenaan directs Communicado in Athol Fugard's play about a real-life deserter from the Soviet army who spent 41 years hiding in a


I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Babes in the Wood Until Sat 7 Jan. 1pm Sat 24 Dec; 1.30901 Wed 7. Thurs 8. Mon 12—Fri 16. Mon 19—Fri 23 Dec. 2pm Sat 3. Sat 10. Sat 17. Mon 26—Sat 31 Dec. Mon 2. Tue 3 and Sat 7 Jan; 5pm Sat 24 Dec. 7.30pm Fri 2. Sat 3. Wed 7. Thurs 8. Sat IO—Fri 23. Mon 26—Fri 30 Dec. Mon 2—Tue 3 and Sat 7 Jan. £8 (£5.50/£3). Tony Roperjoins an honourable line of celebrity panto playwrights at the Tron (Forbes Masson. Bruce Morton etc) for a Glaswegian version of the tale of the lost tots. Lynn Ferguson stars. See review. How Was it For You? Thurs 8 Dec—Sat 7 Jan. 10.30]!!! on Thurs 8—Sat 10. Thurs 15-Sat 17. Tue 20—Fri 23. Tue 27—Fri 30 Dec. Thurs 5—Sat 7 Jan. 7.30;!“ and 9.30pm on Sun 11 and Sun 18 Dec. £6 (£3.50). Late-night revue from Wildcat. sending up another year with a load of topical sketches and songs. Stars Dave Anderson. Jenny Black. Freddie Boardley and others.

I DRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Dick Whittington Fri 2 Dec—Sat 7 Jan. 10am Fri 2. Mon 5—Fri 9. Mon 12—Fri 16 Dec; 2.30901 Sat 3—Thurs 8. Sat 10. Tue 13. Wed 14. Sat 17. Tue 20—Thurs 22. Sat 24. Tue 27—Sat 31 Dec. Tue 3—Sat 7 Jan; 7.30m Sat 17—Wed 28. Fri 29 Dec. Fri 6 and Sat 7 Jan. £7.50 (£5.50/£5).

Dick leaves Musselburgh and heads off to London to make his fortune in Robert Paterson‘s version of the rags—to-riches panto.

I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Francie and Josie’s Christmas Cracker Tue 13—Sat 24 Dec. Tue 13-Fri 16. Mon l9—Sat 24. 7.30pm; Sat 17. 6pm and 8.30pm. Thurs 15. Wed 21 and Sat 24 mats. 2.30pm. £6.50—£14.50. Traditional seasonal entertainment (join in with the jokes) with Francie and Josie. plus the Tiller Girls and full supporting cast.

I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366.

Candide Sat 3 Dec. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). See Old Athenaeum Theatre above.

I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. Help: AA]

Babes in the Wood Tue 6 Dec—Sat 28 Jan. 2.15pm Wed 7. Sat 10. Wed 14. Sat 17. Wed 21. Fri 23. Sat 24. Mon 26-Sat 31 Dec. Tue 3—Sat 7. Wed 11. Thurs 12. Sat 14. Wed 18. Thurs 19. Sat 21. Wed 25. Thurs 26 and Sat 28 Jan; 3pm on Sun 11. Sun 18 Dec. Sun 8. Sun 15 and Sun 22 Jan; 7pm Tue 6—Sat 10. Tue 13-Sat 17. Tue 20—Sat 23. Mon 26—Sat 31 Dec. Mon 2—Sat 7.Tue 10—Sat 14.Tue 17-Sat 21. Tue 24—Sat 28 Jan. £5.50—£12.50.

The King's plays its big-name celeb card with this large-scale extravaganza. fielding Cannon and Ball as the key comedy players. with support from Radio Forth’s Grant Scott (who he?) and John Leslie as Robin Hood.

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

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Until 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 relrgious bit. Energetic performances. even if the plot seems a little thin.

Phillip Schoiield behind bars in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor oreamcoat at Edinburgh Playhouse

I OUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE College Theatre. Clerwood Terrace. 317 3546.

A Christmas Carol Fri 9—ch 14 Dec. 7pm. Sat mat 3pm. £3 (£2). Clive Perry of Pitlochry festival Theatre directs final- year students in this sinister Victorian tale of seasonal mean-mindedness.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 2299697. [Access: P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Twelfth Night Until Sat 3 Dec. 7.45pm. £4.50—£14. In a co-production with Salisbury Playhouse directed by Deborah Paige. the Lyceum presents Shakespeare's sexy Yuletide comedy. just back from touring China. The ensemble cast includes Selina Boyack as Viola and Peter Kelly as Malvolio.

.The Princess and the Goblin Fri 9—Sat 7 Jan. 2.30pm on Sat 10. Sat 17. Sat 24. Mon 26—Sat 31 Dec. Tue 3—Sat 7 Jan; 7pm Fri 9. Sat 10. Fri 16. Sat 17. Thurs 22—Sat 24. Mon 26—Sat 31 Dec. Tue 3—Sat 7 Jan. £3.50—£12.50. Audio- descn'bed performances on Sat 17 Dec. 2.30pm. and Thurs 5 Jan. 7pm.

The Royal Lyceum switches back to what it’s proved best at in the past ~ the captivating magic of a Stuart Paterson Christmas show. This one was first seen in Dundee last year and comes to Edinburgh produced by much the same team.

I ST DRIDE’S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Deacon Brodie Wed 7—Fri 9 Dec. 7.45pm. £4 (£2). A new musical play by George Williamson and John Montgomery performed by Lothian Youth Theatre. Edinburgh's murky past of poverty. drunkeness. prostitution and crime as epitomised by one of its most hypocritical residents Deacon Brodie.

Mother Goose Mon l2—Sat 24 Dec. Sat mats 2pm. £5 (£3). Wacky Wizard. Gertie Goose and Bammy Sammy are just some of the alliterative characters gracing this year’s seasonal bash.

I STEPPINO STONES West Bow. Grassmarket. 225 6520.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tue 6—Sat

10 Dec. 7.30pm. Thurs and Fri tnats 1.15pm. £3.50 (£2.50). So what if it‘s December? Chameleon Theatre Company reckon it‘s as good a time as any to put on a small-scale version of Shakespeare‘s tale of midsummer madness and romance.