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. The Nutcracker Wed 28 Dec—Sat 7 Jan

(not Mon 2 or Tue 3 Jan). 7.30pm (not Sat

31) and 2pm (not Wed 28). £4.5()—£30. See dance.

I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. Help: AA]

Babes in the Wood Until Sat 28 Jan. 2.15pm 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 18 Dec. Sun 8. Sun 15 and Sun 22 Jan; 7pm until Sat 17. Tue 20—Sat 23. Mon 26—Sat 31 Dec. Mon 2—Sat 7. Tue lO—Sat 14. Tue 17—Sat 21. Tue 24—Sat 28 Jan. £5.50—£l2.50.

The King’s plays the big-name celeb card

with its large-scale extravaganza. fielding

Cannon and Ball as the key comedy players, with support from Radio Forth‘s Grant Scott and John Leslie as Robin Hood. See review.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1.. 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 religious bit. Energetic performances even if the plot seems a little thin.

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

The Princess and the Goblin Until Sat 7 Jan. 2.30pm on Sat 17. Sat 24. Mon 26—Sat 31 Dec. Tue 3—Sat 7 Jan; 7pm Fri 16. Sat 17. Thurs 22—Sat 24, Mon 26—Sat 31 Dec. Tue 3—Sat 7 Jan. £3.5()-£l2.50. Audio-described 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 ofa Stuart Paterson

Christmas show. This one was first seen in

Dundee last year and comes to Edinburgh produced by much the same team. See review.

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

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

The Soul’s Awakening Sat 7 and Sun 8 Jan. 3pm (finishes 10.30pm). £15—£3l. ()ne of the most ambitious shows to be seen at St Bride‘s is this live-hour (plus intervals) epic drama by the turn-of-the- century philosopher and educationalist Rudolph Steiner. Performed by Portal Productions with an international cast of 30. it is an exploration of reincamation. destiny and human development.

I TELFORO COLLEGE Crew Road South. 332 2491. Tickets available from Waterstone's. 83 George Street and college reception.

The Jungle Book Until Sat 17 Dec. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). HNC Drama and Theatre Skills students go tropical with a staging of Rudyard Kipling's classic.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. Help: AA] Gloria Goodheart and the Glitter Grab Gang Sat 17. Thurs 22—Sat 24 Dec. 2pm; Fri 16. Fri 23 and Sat 24 Dec. 7pm. £5 (£3). While Louise lronside takes to the stage up the road at the Traverse. her latest Christmas show rattles around Theatre Workshop. See review.

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

Away Until Sun 18 Dec (incl Suns. not

and then a break until Friday 13 Jan.



Mons). 8pm. Sat mat 3pm. £8 (£4/£2). First production in Scotland of this Australian play by Michael Gow set at Christmas 1967 when a group of eight Syndeysiders head off for a summer break and reflect on their concerns for their children. Ian Brown directs a charming. funny and moving production.

A Place with the Pigs Tue 13—Fri 23 Dec. 8.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Kenneth Glenaan

directs Communicado in Athol Fugard’s

excellent play about a real-life deserter from the Soviet army who spent 41 years hiding in a pig sty. 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 The Thirteenth Night Edinburgh Youth Theatre in a new play by Leeala about homelessness and family division. Alan Caig directs. More details on 031 337 1971.

Stepping Stones Theatre. Grassmarket. lit/inbttmh Fri 16 Dec. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). S! Oswald's Hull, .Wmltpcliel' Par/t, Edinburgh Sat 17 Dec. 7.30pm. £3 (£2).

COMEDY mama-

Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Comedy listings compiled by Mark Fisher.



Virtual Reality Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 227 5511. 10.30pm. £6.50 (£5). Return visit by the BBC Comedy Unit celebs. this time with a review of the year. Barbara Rafferty. Jimmy Chisholm. Billy McElhaney etc. etc.


I The Comedy Stop Stepping Stones. West Bow. Grassmarket. 225 6520. 8pm for 9pm. £5 (£3). Dallas and Packer give their all for the last comedy weekend of the year with a special party atmosphere in the popular club. More tomorrow night

Virtual Reality Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 227 5511. 10.30pm. £6.50 (£5). See Fri 16.


I The Comedy Stop Stepping Stones. West Bow. Grassmarket. 225 6520. 8pm for 9pm. £5 (£3). See Fri 16.

I lnsinuendos Cabaret Club QT‘s Bar. 2 Picardy Place. 5560499. Midnight. Free. Female impersonator Sugar Kane lets rip in the gay basement cabaret.



I Phil Kay and Corky and the Juice Pigs Paisley Town Hall. 887 1010. 8pm. £6 (£4). Scottish non—sequiturism meets Canadian musicianism as the officially approved Phil Kay goes into freefall and the fun boy three Corky and the Juice Pigs let ria. Hold onto your hats.



I Bentleys Home Street. 346 4686. 9.30pm—late. Free. Stand-up stress release

.19 to 22 December


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