with this classic Agatha Christie featuring l the famous moustache-bearing sleuth Hercules Poirot. ] Deathtrap Mon l9—Sat 24 June. 7.30pm. 1 Sat 5pm/8pm. £3—£6. More summer I playhouse drama with Ira Levin’s tale of twists and turns. Unknown dramatist Clifford Anderson has sent his new thriller to award-winning Broadway playwright Sidney for comment . . . or has 9 he? , The Edge of Darkness Mon 26—Sat I July. Q 7.30pm. Sat 5pm/8pm. £3—£6. Another summer season thriller. as a young girl's memory loss leads to disturbing flashbacks in this period mystery by Brian f Clemens. : I HETHERROW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W3. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] '

Awake Until Sat 24 June (except Sun). 7.30pm. £4(£3). Netherbow Community Theatre celebrates Old Town Week with this play written and directed by Stewart Aitken. Set in the 30s round the funeral wake of a respected Old Town resident. it winds together traditional lrish and Scottish music with performances by professional and non-professional actors in a comical and poignant reflection on one man’s life.

A Para Handy Wireless Show Thurs 29—Fri 30 June. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). A spin off from Neil Munro‘s outrageously popular Para Handy stories. Gordon Neish’s play is set in a BBC radio studio in 1953. where a crew of hapless actors are desperately trying to pull together a live broadcast of Munro‘s tales with all forces conspiring against them.

I Old Town Festival Various venues. Further information on 220 1637.

Street Theatre Mon 19—Sun 25 June. Free.

Riot Canongate Kirk. 12.15pm. A humorous encounter with the Old Town Guard, the incompetent law-enforcers who attempted to quell the riot sparked in 1736 Edinburgh by Captain John , Porteous. 1 Creepers Tron Kirk. 2.30pm. The story of l the Irish rogues Burke and Hare. and their 1 dark dealings with demonic Dr Knox. l Company of Beggars Lady Stair's Close. ' 3.30pm. An encounter between R.L. l Stevenson, writer and Deacon William l Brodie, spirit. 1 Riot City Chambers. 6pm. See above. I I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. I 557 2590. [Access: R. L. 5 Facilities: WC, W8. G. C] 3 Singing in the Rain Until Sat 8 July. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £6.50—£l7.50 (concessions available). Paul Nicholas

2 The Importance of Being Earnest Until

' Orton‘s celebrated and wickedly funny

: Edmond Until Wed 21 June. 8pm. £5

' Works.

2 8.30pm. £2 (£1). ()r bring food to share.

I Stilted performance: lung lia’s in The Burning

does that famous splashing through puddles thing in this all-time hit musical. directed here by Mr Musical himself. 1 Tommy Steele. The theatre is now 1 reported to be dry as a bone. following the impromptu downpour from the sprinklers on the opening night. See review.

I ROYAL lYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]

Sat 24 Jtme. 8pm. £5—£ 1-1. Kicking off the Lyceum‘s summer season. Oscar Wilde‘s most famous comedy. produced in association with Perth Theatre and directed by Richard Baron. whose Ran/wry Nuuk was seen at the Lyceum in 1993. See review.

: Loot Thurs 29 June—Sat 15 July. Mon—Sat : WS. H. G. C] Born Guilty Until Sun 18 June. 8pm. £8

8pm. £5—£l-1. Kenny Glenaan directs Joe

farce involving various unsavoury characters up to their eyeballs in dirty

, deeds. See preview.


Grassmarket. 225 6520.

(£3.50). David Mamet's brutal portrait of an individual’s isolation in the dark. seedy 1 underworld of New York. as performed by up and coming Scottish company Theatre

I ST STEPHEN’S CENTRE St Stephen‘s Street. 556 2661. Awakening the Heart Tue 27 June.

New York-born writer and performer Lee

J Gershuny (otherwise Leeala) presents a

'partly improvised storytelling event‘ with t

' her company The Elements. combining

poetry. dance. drama. music and visual arts. The theme is the search for love and the power to change one's life.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8, H. G. C. Help: AA] The Burning Eyes of the Prophet Wed 21—Sat 24 June. 8pm. £6 (£3). Local pioneers of disability arts. Lung Ha‘s Theatre Company. present an emotive tale of future times. where a dying prophet is plagued by dreams of the world order

which threatens to unfold after his death. ; Directed by Guy Hollands. with an

original score by John Irvine. See

i preview.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: WC.

(£4). Austrian writer Peter Sichrovsky’s

sensitive accounts of the legacy of Nazism

on contemporary Germany. in an atnbitious adaptation from stalwart Scottish company 7.8-1.

I BT National Connections in association . with the Royal National Theatre. the

Traverse gives a platform to two Scottish youth companies involved with the innovative BT National Connections

' project. See preview.

: The Ice Palace Thurs 22 June. 8pm £5

(£2.50). Onich Youth Drama Group present a tale of friendship adapted from a short story by Norwegian writer Tarje

; Vessas. ()nich are a 14-strong drama

urou i aocd 9— l 7.

Faith, Hope and Charity Sat 24 June. 8pm.

' £5 (£2.50). The seven young actors

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Eyes of the Prophet

' ( 13—19 years old) ofGlasgow youth

drama group Moral Support tackle the thorny subject of a real-life judicial error.


Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. [Access:

PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. T C. Help: A. AA]

Scottish Ballet Wed 21 June. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Dance.

' Bedfellows Thurs 22—Sat 24 June.

7.45pm. Thurs £5 (£2.50); Fri/Sat £6 (£3). ; See Touring.


: of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081.

[Access: P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC.

ws. H. G. C] ; Swamper Mon 19 June. 7.30pm. £5

(£2.50). Pupils from Grangemouth High School provide their own challenge to the glamourisation of drugs culture with this musical show sponsored by Community Against Drugs in Central.

Catch the best theatre this fortnight.

III Dance: Bambert Dance Company Two inspired programmes from the London-based company at the cutting edge of contemporary dance. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

I loot Joe Orton’s gangster farce is promised unreverential treatment in Kenny Glenaan's sinister new production. Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh.

I <Hill> Sixth instalment ofan ambitious project to dmmatise James Joyce‘s impenetrable F innegans Wake, with a cast whose leading members include Tam Dean Burn and a donkey. Cat/1km Brae. Glasgow.

I Comedy: Phil Kay Ramblin'. shamblin’ Phil is back. this time inviting you to ‘bring something sporty’. if the posters are anything to go by, protective upper-body clothing might be the wisest choice. Queen '3 Hall, li‘rlinbugglt.

l The Trouble with Frank Hard- hitting debut from Beast Productions. about the frustrations of a young man who's very intelligent but happens to be mentally retarded. On tour:

I Born Guilty 7:84 return from London with their much-admired study of relations between modern Jews and the children of Nazis in central Europe. Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh.

be found in the listings above.

This grld 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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