[Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Cabaret ZOO Thurs IS—Fri I6 June. 8pm. £7 (£5). The 200th birthday of the Tron building celebrated with a glittering gathering of local stars such as Elaine C. Smith. Forbes Masson and Phil Kay arid music front previous Tron hits like

Dumhstrut‘k. Macbeth and various pantos.

See preview.

I ASSEMBLY HALL The Mound. lttfo 552 I389. Ticketline: 220 4349.

The Pirates of Penzance Fri 2—Sal i0 June. Mon—Sat 7.30pm. Sat tttat 2.30pm. £3—£8. Edinburgh Music Theatre do the honours with the ‘Broadway version‘ of this Gilbert and Sullivan classic.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE LITTLE THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Tickets available front King‘s Theatre. Queen‘s Hall arid Usher Hall Box Offices arid by post front Mrs E. McIntyre. 9 Beauchantp Road. Edinburgh. EH16 6LA.

The Gingerbread lady Until 3 June. 7.30pm. £4 (£3.50 for groups of tert or

more). Edinburgh People‘s Theatre with a 5

black comedy by Neil Simon. about art ex-nightclub singer. CX-ZIICOIIOIIC attd occasional nyphomaniac whose efforts to stay sober are severely tested when her teenage daughter comes home.

Half a Sixpence Tue 6—Sat l0 June. 7.30pm. £6—£7. Chirpy 60s musical which includes numbers like ‘Flash. Bang.

Wallop‘ attd ‘Money to Burn‘ gets art airing here front local am-drartts Allegro. I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Victorian Circus of Illusion Fri 2—Sat 3 June. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3.25—£l2.50. Firttl ottt what kept Queen Victoria and her subjects amused as The Great Kovari and others let rip with art evening of Victoriatt circus-style entertainment including trapeze acts. trickologists. ectoplasmic escapologists attd other things equally bizarre. See preview.

I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 220 4349. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. Help: AA]

Happy as a Sandbag Until Sat 3 June. I‘Tl 7.30pm. Sat 5pm. 8pm. £4.50—£l2.50. Former page three sttttttta Linda Lusardi arid latt Reddingtott (Tricky Dicky front Iz'ttstt'ttt/t'rs) star itt this smash West find musical that takes a wartime trip down tr'tetttory latte. Popular songs attd sketches front the l940s.

Giselle/Gala Programme Tttc 6—Tlturs 8; Fri 9~Sat 10 June. Tue—Sat 7.30pm. Wed/Sat tttat 2.30pm. £4—£l6.50. Sec Dance.

Black Coffee Mott l2—Tue 17 June.

Mott—Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pnt/8pm. £4.50—£6. The Colitt McIntyre Repertory Company kick off the summer tltriller season at the Playhouse with this classic Agatha Cltrislic featurittg the famous moustachioed sleutlt Hercules Poirot.


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Under starter‘s orders: Edinburgh Music Theatre await the whistle for The Pirates of Penzance


Meadows Festival Sat 3 (10am—6pm) and Sun 4 June (noon~6pm). Info: 228 9108. Free. Open-air performances front The Realistic Theatre Company. They Aye Her Performance Company and Travelling Arts Project. as well as puppets and a range of other. less predictable activities. all of which culminates at 4pm on Sunday iii a Grand Procession led by dancers. drummers and a choir. organised by Beltane Productions. See also Music. Days Out and Kids listings.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

The Climbing Boy Fri 2—Sat 3 June. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). See Touring and review. Masterclass Wed 7 June. 7.30pm. £2 (£l). Rehearsed readings of scripts

i produced by members of the Workers‘

Education Association. followed by a discussion.

Awake Wed l4—Sat 24 June (except Sun). 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Netlterbow Community Theatre celebrates Old Town Week with this play written attd directed by Stewart Aitkett. Set iii the 30s around the futteral of a respected Old Town residettt. it winds together traditional Irish arttl Scottish music with performances by professional and non-professional actors iii a cotttical and poigttattt reflection on one man‘s life.


557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Singing in the Rain Utttil Sat 8 July. 7.30pm. Sat tttat 2.30pm. £6.50—£l7.5() (cottcessiotts available). Paul Nicholas does that famous splashing through puddles tltittg irt this all-time hit musical. directed here by Tommy Steele.

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

The Importance of Being Earnest Until Sat 24 June. 8pm. £5—£l4. Kickittg off the Lyceum's summer season. Oscar Wilde’s most famous play produced in association with Pertlt Theatre and directed by Richard Baron. whose Rookery Nook was seen at the Lyceum itt 1993.

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

A Breath of Scotland Tue 13 June. 2pm. £3. 7.30pm. £5. Scottish variety favourites Ron Cobttnt arid his pals get togetlter for another night of rttusic attd patter in this

HIT LIST " Catch the best titeatre utts fortnight.

\l . r v .. . l The Importance of Being earnest Richard Baron’s lively production of Oscar‘s best known play. Awash with aphoristic wit. Royal Lyceum. Edinburgh.

I Knives in Hens Young Edinburgh playwright David Harrower’s debut play for a major company, about simple country folk whose lives are changed by exposure to learning. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

I Dance: Romeo and Juliet Nothem Ballet Theatre in a vibrant and youthful production by hot-blooded italian choreographer Massimo Mon'cone. Theatre Royal. Glasgow. l Comedy: Kittens oo Cm! Mel and Sue return to Scotland with their hit show, described as catty comedy with claws. Part of Cunninghame Festival. Harbour Arts F estival, Irvine.

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new show fresh front its US tour.

I STEPPINO STONES West Bow. Grassmarket. 225 6520.

Edmond Thurs I5—Wed 21 June. 8pm. £5 (£3.50). As boat-rocking US playwright David Mamet’s controversial Oleartna closes at the Lyceurtt. local company Theatre Works presents one of his earlier works. a brutal portrait of one man's isolation iii the dark. seedy underworld of New York.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R.

be found in the listings above.

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This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow’s and Edinburgh’s main 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 listings. Performances shown in brackets are previews.

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