Please note: some Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows open early on Wed 9 or Thurs l0 Aug. Limitations of space prevent us from listing all of these. but those performances which take place in regular theatre venues are listed below. For details of others, see the Fringe programme or Daily Diary.

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 220 4348. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. G]

A Variety oi Women Sat 29 Jul. Spin—midnight. Further info 668 2189/337 2425. The Womens' Network present an evening of entertainment by women for women. in memory of celebrated feminist photographer Franki Raffles. who died giving birth in December I994.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE LITTLE THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 I155. Ticketline: 220 4349. or Assembly Rooms. Usher Hall. Queen's Hall. and Waverley Tourist Information box offices.

13th International Folk Dance Festival Fri 28 Jul. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). See Dance. I EOIHBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE i3—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Cavalcade Until Sat 29 Jul. 7.30pm. Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm. £5—£ I950. Now celebrating its 25th birthday. London's tiny King's Head Theatre tours Noel Coward‘s lavish famin saga round some of Britain's largest venues. Best known in its guise as one of tire highest-grossing films of the 30s. Cavalcade requires epic crowd scenes of up to 250 people and is calling on the services of hundreds of local extras at each venue it visits.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) Mon 7—Tue 8 Aug. 7.30pm. £4.50—£I2.50. The Reduced Shakespeare Company don doublets and hose for their well-worn but still hilarioust irreverent romp through the Bard’s complete canon. I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 220 4349. (Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. Help: AA]

Buddy Until Sat 12 Aug. Mon—Thurs 7.30pm; Fri—Sat 5.30pm/8.30pm. £2.50—£I7.50. Oh boy! Buddy's back in town. by popular demand we're told. Join the brilliantined guitar hero on a nostalgic trip through his life and music. and sing along to the squeaky-clean sound of ‘Peggy Sue‘. 'La Bamba' and ‘That'll Be The Day'.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 229 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Private lives Until Sat 5 Aug (not Sun). 8pm. £5—£i4. Sat mat 29 Jul. 3.15pm. £6.

Alas poor Shakespeare they slew him. Horatio. Reduced Shakespeare Company are back. See Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Kenny Ireland directs husband and wife team David Robb and Briony McRoberts in Noel Coward‘s famous comedy of manners and razor sharp repartee. See review.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street.

228 I404. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C]

Reader Fri 28 Jul—Thurs 3 Aug and Tue 15 Aug—Sat 2 Sept (Fringe). Various times. £5; £10 (£6). Ariel Dorfman, the acclaimed South American author of Death and the Maiden. brings the world premiere of this typically powerful analysis of the politics of censorship to The Traverse.

Bondagers Thurs lO—Tue 3 Aug (Fringe). Various times. £ IO (£6). Early start for the Fringe run of Sue Glover‘s warm. spirited portrayal of the toil and camaraderie shared by women workers on a 19th century Borders farm.

llot Gods but Giants Thurs IO—Sat 20 Aug (Fringe). Various times. £7 (£4). Thirteen Treasures Theatre Company with a biackly humorous tale of domestic violence set on a run-down council estate. liingall Thurs 10 Aug—Sat 2 Sept (Fringe). Various times. £7 (£4). Aussie outfit Backrow Productions join forces with Deckchair Theatre to present a solo performance charting the life-to-date of a

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2“ . 1 I Private lives Stylishly mounted but mostly unfussy production of Noel Coward’s insightful comedy about a marriage that will not die. Royal Lyceum. Edinburgh.

I Reader Ariel Dorfman, the world- acclaimed South American playwright, has chosen the Traverse company to premiere his latest play, a study of the inner life ofthe censor. Unmissable. Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh.

I Road Movie LA-based gay company Starving Artists preview their autobiographical Edinburgh Fringe show, charting a transatlantic romance, and the travels it leads to. Tron Tlteatre. Glasgow.

I Dance: The Tale Hungan‘an dancer-actor-choreographer Eva Magyar brings her dynamic piece on the agonies and ecstasies of relationships back to Scotland, after a successful visit last year. Tron Theatre, Glasgow.

I Complete Works oi Shakespeare Three Californians, 38 plays, 97 minutes - go figure. Perennially funny and irreverent whizz through the Bard’s greatest hits. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

I Moscow State Circus Possibly the very last chance to see Russia's finest, state-trained acrobats and illusionists, as they round offa Scottish tour before returning to a financially uncertain future. Queen '3 Park, Glasgow.

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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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