I Spy Mrs Peary Sat 4 Mar. 8pm. £4.50 (£3). Fiona Knowles plays a nosey neighbour who never leaves her house in the latest social satire by the MsFits. aka Knowles and writing partner Rona Munro (of ladybird, Ladybird fame).

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. ST. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] Antigone Until Sat 25 Feb. 7.15pm. £3.50 (£2). ldealism clashes with political expediency in Jean Anouilh's austere version of Antigone performed by second- year students under the direction of Joyce Deans.

Starched Aprons Tue 7-Fri 10 Mar. 7.15pm. Remarkably. the first production of Ena Lamont Stewart’s first play since it was premiered by Glasgow Unity Theatre in 1953. Alasdair McCrone directs second-year students in a drama about Glasgow nurses in the late-20s.

I TROH THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Wasted Sat 25 Feb—Sat ll Mar. 8pm. £7.50/£6 (£3/£2.50). Welcome revival for Raindog's tough look at homelessness and prostitution which has been developed further for this run. Actors include Caroline Paterson. Robert Carlyle. Barbara Rafferty. Ann Myatt and Alexander Morton and the show is co- directed by Stuart Davids and Caroline Paterson.

Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit Sun 26 Feb. 8pm. £7 (£5). See Comedy.


I BEDLAM THEATRE 2a Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. C. Help: AA]

FebFest Until Sat 25 Feb. Various times and prices. Also at Stepping Stones. Twenty new shows. 50 performers. and 400 writers. directors and performers come together for the largest new writing festival in Scotland. Building on the success of last year‘s event. FebFest is a celebration of burgeoning talent some of which will be seen again in March when the Traverse Theatre presents the Best of FebFest. The themes of this year’s batch of plays include underwear shopping. lesbian lovers. multiple sclerosis. sex and death.

West Wed 1 Mar. 1.45pm. Edinburgh University Theatre Company in a lunchtime Berkoff.

Discotheque Purgatoire Tue 7—Sat 11 Mar. 7.30pm. Deathly disco as EUTC tackles a play by Michael Hunter.

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Wed 8 Mar. 1.45pm. Peter Nichols‘ 60s tragi-comedy about pe0ple's attitudes to disability is given a lunchtime airing by EUTC.

I BRUHTOH THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. (Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W5, H. G. C. Help: AA]


The King of the Witches Until Sat 25 Feb. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5.25). The premiere of a historical drama by Evening News“ journalist Raymond Ross who takes a look at the involvement ofJames VI of Scotland in the 16th century North Berwick Witch tn'als. See review.

I CHURCH HILI. THEATRE Momingside Road. 228 1155. Tickets available from Queen's Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices and J. and A. Cruikshank or Harvest Garden (opposite theatre).

The Best little Whorehouse in Texas Until Sat 25 Feb. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £7 (£4). Edinburgh University Footlights follows up a series of successful musicals with this show about a Texan brothel that falls out of favour with popular opinion.

The Diary of Anne Frank Wed l—Sat 4 Mar. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £5 (£4). Edinburgh Young Theatre Company in an adaptation of the diaries of the girl who hid from the Gestapo in an Amsterdam warehouse attic.

I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. H. C. T. Help: A

Pendragon Until Sat 25 Feb. 7.30pm. £4.50—£l2.50. Romance, chivalry. adventure and giant. flying insects as the National Youth Music Theatre returns to Edinburgh with one of last year’s successful Fringe shows. Arthurian legend made spectacular.

Pickwick Mon 27 Feb—Sat l 1 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.25—£l9.50. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. Harry Seacombe is back in the role he created 30 years ago in this adaptation of Charles Dickens‘ 'I‘lte Pickwick Papers that features ‘lfl Ruled the World' among the big numbers. Ruth Madoc of Hi De Hi fame also stars.


Catch the best theatre this fortnight. ' .:‘i



I A Knight Out Ian McKellen mixes big speeches with cheap gossip spiced up with a dash of sexual politics in a one-off benefit for Glasgay! Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow. I An Evening with Eddie lzzard Rated by many as the best live stand- up in the business. lzzard makes another visit to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Glasgow Roth Concert Hall and Edinburgh Playhouse.

I Nancy Sleekit and Howard’s Revenge Double bill of one-person shows put together by the tireless Fifth Estate Theatre Company. Citizens' Theatre. Glasgow and on (01”:

I Wasted Urban deprivation on the streets in a devised production by Glasgow actors‘ company Raindog revived fora new-improved run. Tron Thea/re. Glasgoit‘.

I New Moves A month of left—of- centre dance from Europe. Britain and Canada with classes, talks and workshops to boot. Tramway. Glasgow

be found in the listings above.

This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow’s and Edinburgh’s maln theatres, more information can

For events at Community Centres and other venues, see detailed listings elsewhere in this section. For details of cabaret and music events see appropriate llstlngs. Performances shown In brackets are previews.

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