I Bad Times CCA. Glasgow. 2| Jan—4 Mar. Artists confronting what is sad. harsh and painful.

I One Way Street Suspect Culture. Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh. 1—5 Feb. New play by David Greig whose play Euro/71‘ went down well at the Traverse in October.

I Febtest Bedlatn Theatre. Edinburgh. Throughout February. Community-based showcase for Edinburgh talent organised by Edinburgh University students.

I Haroun and the Sea of Stories Benchtours. Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh. 15—19 Feb. Launch of the Scottish leg of an international tottr of AL. Kennedy's adaptation of Sahnan Rushdie’s book.

I Trainspotting Citizens' Theatre. Glasgow. 23 Feb—18 Mar. Same adaptation but a new production of the Irvine Welsh shocker.

I Wasted Tron Theatre. Glasgow. 25 Feb—ll Mar. Raindog revives its atmospheric devised drama about prostitution and homelessness on the streets of Glasgow

I Travellers’ Tales Communicado. Mar. On tour. Communicado dramatises a selection of stories front Scotland‘s rich oral tradition.

I Dumbstruck 20 Mar—10 Jun. On tour. The Tron revives David Kane's hit black comedy frotn last year for a large-scale

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tour of Scotland plus a run in London. Elaine C. Smith stars.

I Nancy Sleekit Fifth Estate. 7 M at---s Apr. On tour. Fifth Estate revives its Fringe First-winning one-hander fora Scottish tour starting at the Citizens' Theatre. lt is teamed tip with another Donald Campbell monologue. Howard's Revenge.

I Swing Hammer Swing Citizens' Theatre. Glasgow. 10 Mar—l Apr. Giles Havergal adapts and directs Jeff Torrington's prize-winning novel.

I Marisol Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh. 3—26 Mar. First Traverse production of the season is a play by Jose Rivera about a woman wlto thinks her own mttrder has been reported in the daily paper.

I The Children’s Hour Royal National Theatre. King's Theatre. Edinburgh. l4—l8 Mar. Successful revival of Lillian Helman's I934 drama about a schoolgirl who accuses her teachers of lesbianism. I Puppet and Animation Festival Netherbow and beyond. 2 Mar onwards. Edinburgh's annual puppet festival returns for another year in which it promises to spread its wings beyond its traditional Netherbow home base.

I Hadrian the Seventh King‘s Theatre. Edinburgh. 27 Mar—l Apr. Sir Derek Jacobi stars in a drama by Peter Luke.


I Love’s Labours Lost RSC. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 2S Mar—l Apr. The Royal Shakespeare Company pay a visit to Edinburgh with a version of Law's Labour's Lust set in First World War era ()xbridge.

I Brilliant Traces Diva. Tron. Glasgow

t it 2 Kat. '12! A wrd in your ear: Jimmy Chisholm and Forbes Masson still talking in Dumbstruck (Mar-Jun)

and Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh. 28 Mar—9 Apr. Launch of a new female- centric company set up by es-Tron director Caroline Hall.

I The Cawk Storm Royal Lyceum Theatre. Edinburgh. 6—29 Apr. New adaptation of the novel by Nancy Brysson Morrison.

I Born Guilty 728-1. opens Mayfesl.

Citizens‘. Glasgow. ends 'l'raverse. Edinburgh. 27 Apr—13 May. British premiere of this European-style production based on the books of Peter Sickrovsky and directed by lain Reckie and German Dramaturg Rainer Lau.

I Travellers’ Tales Commtinicado. Spring. ()n tour. 'l‘raditional tales of Scotland's travelling people are given the

Communicado treatment on a national


I A Night at the Cotton Club Jiying Lindy

Hoppers. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. lo Apr. The pace and of the Cotton Clttb in 30s Harlem brought to life by Festival favourites The living [rm/y l‘lUp/H‘I'A‘ and joined by Harry Strutters‘ Hot Rhythm ()rchestra.

I The Collection Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh. May. New play by Mike Cullen whose play The Cut about the decline of socialist solidarity in the mining industry was a hit for Wiseguise. I Theatre and the Holocaust University ofGlasgow. 20-24 Sept. Academic

I cottference organised by the university to

commemorate the 50th anniversary of WW2.



Chris Eccleston in Hearts and Minds


18 The List 13—26 January 1995

I Hearts and Minds (Channel 4) froin to February. Writer Jimmy McGovern killed off Chris Eccleston's character in Cracker. only to write a lead role for him as a teacher battling to bring poetry to a rough Liverpool school.

I Red Light Zone (Channel 4) from 11 March. Pet project frotn Channel 4’s resident hipster Stuart Cosgrove which takes a look at the sex industry. including films about sex-obsessed crime writer James Ellroy. and Carol Shaya. the New York cop who posed for Playboy.

I Iaggart (Scottish) 18 March. The perennial Glasgow detective series continues through 1995. minus Jim Taggart. with Jardine and Reid stepping into their boss‘s shoes. This year will determine whether the series is bigger

than its star. 3 I Pot Hight (Channel 4) March. A whole

evening‘s viewing devoted to cannabis; its uses and abuses. This is the kind of thing you can get away with when there aren‘t Horne Counties licence payers to worry about

I Shine On Harvey Moon (Scottish) March/April. Ten years since the last series finished. the much-loved SUH M returns minus Kenneth Cranhatn but with

several members of the original cast. including Maggie Stead. It's 1953 and Harvey has taken a shine to a career in politics. . .

I Hamish Macbeth (BBC 1 ) Spring. BBC Scotland‘s major drama contribution to the network this year stars Robert Carlyle as a maverick Highlattd village bobby who sorts out local difficulties his own way. Expect a low body count but plenty of wry humour.

I Omnibus: Brian Wilson (BBCZ) Summer. A special Omnibus film by record producer Don Was about the wayward genius of the Beach Boys' main songwriter who has recently showed signs of overcoming his drugged despair.

I Action Man (Scottish) Auttttnn. Casting has started for an actor who could become Illc’ cult face of 1995. He needs gripping hands. an eagle eye and ntust look good in a variety of outfits frotn deep sea diver to Arctic soldier. No. not another Milk Tray ad. but a Scottish Television kids production based on the macho doll's adventures. Morph off. Power Rangers . . . I The Camekeeper (BBCl l Atlttllnn. Described as a 'fly—in-the-lieather' documentary. this sis-patter follows a year iii the life of a gamekeeper on the Glen Tilt estate.



I Richard Alston Dance Company Touring Scotland. 3 Feb—ll Mar. The Scottish premiere of a dynamic new dance company with ex-Rambert artistic director Richard Alston at the heltn and nine dancers from the one time famous and now dissolved LCDT on board.

I Cinderella Lindsay Kemp Company. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 7—11 Feb. A rare visit to Scotland by the acclaimed performance art guru Lindsay Ketnp. with a vamped up version of the classic fairytale ('i/ttlt'n'llu.

I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit Gilded Balloon. Edinburgh. From 8 Feb. Karen Koren's comedy empire returns to its rightful position with a new Scotland- wide circuit. showcasing the likes of Alan Davies. Jeremy Hardy. l’hil Kay and Hattie Hayridge.

I Orteo Arc Dance Company. Edinburgh FestivalTheatre. l-l Feb. Valentine's day performance of world class choreographer Kim Brandstrup's award—winning tale of Orpheus and Euritlice weaving baroque music. classical ballet and modern dance into one seamless piece of dance. Also a chance to see Brandstrup's latest piece Sui/Its (IIIt/ Sinners.

I Eddie lzzard Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 24 Feb. The world‘s second funniest comedian. according to readers of The 1.1.x! comes to town for some freeform fun. I New Moves Across Scotland Tramway. Glasgow. l~lo Mar. Exciting new names in international contemporary dance assemble itt Glasgow for Nikki Milican's annual dance jamboree.

I Ken Dodd Laughter Show Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 9 Apr. One night only of non-stop jokes front the king of the diddytnen.

I Fifth International Video Workshop for Dance Dance Base. Assembly Rooms. Edinburgh. 30 Oct—9 Nov. A workshop for dance and video practitioners looking at dance on film. Running alongside are screenings at Filmhouse and GFT looking at dance in its widest sense on film (from Fred Astaire to pop videos).