I ‘ls this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?’ llo, mate, it’s a ruddy great broad-sword. Merlin and the cast of Pendragon are returning to Edinburgh with their magnificent Arthurian legend at the Festival Theatre. See Theatre listings for details.

I Thundering typhoons, it’s Tintin and Snowy heading for the Black Isle in Herges’ Highland caper. The classic episode is shown as part of BBC Scotland’s French llight alter the rugby international in Paris. Funny, we always thought Tintin was Belgian. See Television listings for details.


I Don’t dis the King or the Shining Elvis Society will be down on you like a ton of cheeseburgers. An important statement from a mysterious Fluxus cell operating in Glasgow or just a cheap publicity stunt? Decide for yourself at Mischief La Bas’ ‘Salon Mischief’, a regular happening at Cottiers Theatre Bar. See Comedy listings for details.


The list’s at-a-glance guide to the highlights ol the fortnight ahead.

I Film: Straw Dogs Banned on television and video, this Sam Peckinpah shocker from 1971 gets a welcome cinema rerelease. Dustin Hoffman is the middle-mannered American academic who takes his English wife to live in Cornwall where the natives are, to say the least, hostile.

GFF. Glasgow: Mon l3—Wed 15 Feb. I Art: New York, New York Exhibition of work by New York printmakers over the last hundred years which celebrate the city‘s dramatic architecture and famous skylines.

Hunterian Art Gallery. Glasgow front Sat I 1 Feb.

I Film: Heavenly Creatures Director Peter Jackson. best known for splatter flicks like Brian Dead. turns his attention to filming the true story of an intense friendship between two young girls which resulted in the killing ofone of their mums in a case that rocked 50s New Zealand. Cameo, Edinburgh from Fri 10 Feb; OFT. Glasgow from Fri 24 Feb.

I Music: Courtney Pine The jazz saxophonist visits Scotland with a new quartet, which Pine has augmented for the first time with a couple of live DJs who will add vinyl jazz sounds to the mix.

City Hall. Glasgow; Thurs 16 Feb; Queen '5 Hall. Edinburgh, Fri 1 7 Feb. I Theatre: Trainspotting After the success of the adaptation of Irvine Welsh‘s first novel for Mayfest last year. the Citz lost no time in reviving the play. but with different cast and director. The script stays pretty close to Welsh‘s salty language. but beefs up the slender narrative thread in the book.

Citizens' Theatre. Glasgow, from Thurs 23 Feb.

I Clubs: Rezerection Hardcore disciples should head for Rez's 50th birthday party for a nosebleed night of industrial-strength gabba from Holland. America and Stirling. Royal Highland Shmvgmund. Inglis/(m. Sat 18 Feb.

I Theatre: The Plough and the Stars Dublin‘s respected Gate Theatre returns to Edinburgh with the Sean O'Casey drama set in a tenement during the Easter Rising of I916.

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