I Gary Oldman is Ludwig van Beethoven . . . and this time its personal. In this oblique study of the composer’s early lite, Immortal Beloved, Ludie is struggling to hide his worsening hearing from the musical establishment. See Film listings for details.

I Well it you’d just make a pact with the devil you would look this way too! To prove that the Puppet and Animation Festival isn’t, y’know, just for kids, they’re showing Jan Svankmajer’s excellent animated version of Faust. The Festival is based at the Netherbow in Edinburgh but is using nearly 30 venues around the central belt from Saturday 25 March. Call 0131 556 9579 for further details.

I You gorra laugh! Cilla’s on the prowl for more lrolicsome contestants for her intellectually- challenged game show. It you fancy a Blind Date just show up for an audition on Tuesday 28 March between 1—7pm at the Carlton Highland, Edinburgh. The only requirements are that you have a ‘good personality and enjoy lile’. But hey, you’re a List reader so why wouldn’t you?


The List’s at-a-glance guide to the highlights of the fortnight ahead.

what is there left to say? Mind you if you can get your paws on a ticket then it‘s probably worth going so that you can bore your offspring to tears with the story.

Playhouse. Edinburgh. Thurs 6 Apr: I Film: Little Women Hollywood's third version of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel sees Winona Ryder making the movie warm-hearted while avoiding any vomit-inducing slush. Unusually and yet aptly given the nature of the film, it was made by a female director. writer. producer and co-producer. Could be the beginning of the end of the boys‘ lilmmaking club.

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I Art: Positives and Negatives First opportunity for us Brits to see this exhibition of photography by contemporary Native Americans. Formally and conceptually the work is as diverse as the artists' individual relationships to their personal and cultural history. What links them and holds the exhibition together is a need to recover both personal and cultural identity through making art work. Street Level Gallery. Glasgow/rout Sat 25 Mm:

I Comedy: Greg Proops Witty and urbane American stand-up who probably turned to comedy to stop other kids from beating him up in the playground for being speccy or something. Part of the Arches Theatre Comedy season.

Arches 'I'heutre. (Ilusgmi'. Thurs 30 Mar—Sat 1 Apr.

I Theatre: Waiting For Godot A lively and stylised interpretation of Beckett's classic starring David Shaw-Parker as Estragon and Tani Dean B urn as Vladimir. Directed by the Lyceum's own Kenny Ireland. .

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I Music: Scottish Chamber Orchestra 21 st Birthday The SC() comes of age with a humdinger of a concert. There's the world premiere of a new work by Macmillan that was commissioned for and performed by the SCO brass section; James Galway will wet your whistles with his rendition of Mozart's Flute Cmu'erm Nu / andihe evening will end with a bang courtesy of an indoor fireworks display to accompany Handel‘s .lluxu' Furl/1e R(t_\‘ul l'iit‘eivm'ks.

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