The List’s Guide to the 1995 Edinburgh Festival

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in fact, three festivals, or ()m m 9 9 C . t j . -.. 8 St ‘ameol four on alternate year5 When TIME ZONES: We‘ve split our coverage , our («,3 3101 “Mum, l

the Book Festival joins in of theatre. comedy and dance into six 0990 383990 mm). the fun And there are sections. each section corresponding to I Book Festiva| ()m 330 3990 ° . a time zone (cg 1—3pm). from 9am I Assembly Rooms ()131 336 3.133 Several Other events running through to late at night. Each preview I Fringe Club (“31 65“ 4673 at the same time. To help covcrs‘ what we think will he the most - I Gilded Balloon um :20 2|5l you keep a grip on sanity interesting stage shows in that time I Gilded Balloon n (“3' 335 (.530 h , h t f, d band. , I Pleasance ()13l 556 6550 ere S a gm 6 0" CW 0 m _ g g .I Oueen’s Hall om («,7 7776 out about performances and H” “ST: hush section editor has ; I Theatre Workshop 0 t 31 226 5425

prefaced their section with a list of four I Traverse Theatre 0| 3| 333 1.104 or more shows which should tickle the I Military Tattoo ()l 31 335 | 133 them. most discerning or debascd palate.


where to buy tickets for

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' ' Pleasance ()0 The l’leasance. 0131 556 * 6550. Dain l lam—midnight. ' " Oueen’s Hall Clerk Street. (MM 668 .e -

2()l‘). Daily l()am—l()pm. l Theatre Workshop 3-1 Hamilton l’lace. l om 2265-125. Mon-Sat

This is the main Festival which invites From first thing in the morning to last l()am—|().3()pm; Sun l()am -‘)pm.

many ofthe world’s leading opera thing at night. somebody. somewhere Traverse Theatre (.‘ambridge Street.

companies. musicians. dancers. theatre will be ready and willing to entertain ()131 228 140-1. Mon l()am Spin:

directors and actors to perform in .VOU- BC it in :1 lllCilll'c. Ultlll'cll llilll 0l' Tue~Sun l()am-—ntidnight.

Edinburgh's main venues. The Sll'CCl COTHCI’. CVCI‘)’ 1111 litl‘lll kllOWll it) All venues also sell last minute tickets

lntemational Festival runs from Sun 13 mil" Will be in CVlthllCC ill OVCI' lle shortly before the show. The map in the

Aug—Sat 2 Sept. VCHUCS around “‘0 CllY- Tllt‘illrci (lilllCC. centre pages shows the location of all

I BOX Ottice Tickets for all shows in QUINN)" lllllSlC. 11” illttl it l‘CW OlllCI'S Fringe venues.

the International Festival can be bought which defy description are all on offer

from the Festival Box Office at 2] l3 Aug-2 Sept. To make the meet or i I Fringe Club It operates as a venue

Market Street. Edinburgh EH1 IBW, your time. pick up the indispensable during the day but from [0.30pm it

Ol3l 225 5756. Open Mon—Sat Daily Diary from the Fringe ()l‘fiee. t turns into ‘the epicentre of the largest

9am—7pm; Sun lOam—Spm. which gives ftill details ofeach day‘s 11”“ liCSllVill 0” 91111“. Willi llVC '“ll-‘IC‘

Tickets are also available for all events. club nights. comedy. cabaret. cheap 1

lntemational Festival events if you go I Box Oltice Tickets for all shows in lined. and of course four bars which i

along in person to: King's Theatre. the Fringe are available in person from Slil)’ UPC” Umll 311m. MCllll‘Cl'SlllP UNS

Leven Street; Usher Hall. Lothian the Fringe Office. 180 High Street. £5 per day. or £20 for the season. i

Road; Queen's Hall, Clerk Street; Royal Mile. Edinburgh. 01' by phone on iu'llililltlc from the Fringe ()ll-ICC. BURCH Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicolson ()l 3] 226 5l38. Open daily l()ain---7pm. , LM

Street; Royal Lyceum Theatre. Fringe Tickets are also available from i I The Fringe has gone live on the . WM"

Grindlay Street. Tickets will also be on Waterstone‘s Booksellers. 83 George Internet for the first titue this year. with i

sale at the Ticketline Office in the Street. Edinburgh. ()pen Mon—Sat details of all shows within the Fringe l

Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, IOam—7pm; Sun 1 lam—7pm. Fringe plus the Unofficial Review Section

013] 226 2428, Any tickets unsold on Club. Teviot Row, Bristo Square. (where you can add vour own). I . , , . the day ofthe performance will be University of Edinburgh. Open daily available by accessing i I D'ambu'e Edmburgh F'Im Fesm’a' available from the relevant venue one 10am—7pm. British Gas Caravan. ; ' Fm!“ Clils‘sic 50s retrospectives to 90s hour before curtain up. Princes Street Gardens. by The Mound. l “""l‘l premiere“ d‘wumcnmric“ and

E shorts. to full-length features. complete unknowns to superstars, the Film Festival comprises fifteen days of non-

llalt price tickets may be available on Open daily l()am—5.3()pm. (iyle

the day of the performance, 1—5pm at Centre. South (iyle. Edinburgh. ()pen the Festival Box Office on Market daily 10am—6pm. i


. l . - . Slfeet' max‘mum two Seats per I hinge venues The mill” Fringe Scotland's annual outdoor military smp mi)va “Immigkcrs tin-“ms and customer. venues publish their own programmes Spectacular takes. place On [hc fugue 5“" “PPL‘ill'itn‘CC-S-‘l‘ll"'5 “'lll lic I 330k 0' Scotland Fireworks Concert and also operate box offices for = esplanade. with plenty of ceremonial I Screwed at “w Iiilmlmusc' 1 he Thurs 31 Aug. This incredible display advance bookings: puucunm,‘ Wde mg“. and drums. i Camel). MUM. ()dcmt. UCl and GET. is an absolute must. and a cracking Assembly Rooms 5-1 (ieorge Street. : (lieplav reame- aml bands and dancers 3U“ 13'3".“ 37 {MILL _ _ (almost) end to the Festival. The 0131 226 2428. Daily 1 lam—midnight. i from around the world. The Tattoo runs 3 I Box omce irwkc” ml. 3” .mms can Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform at from East Laneway beside Assembly um” 26 AW; , be bought in person at the Ftlmhouse. the Ross Bandstand in princes Street Rooms. 3 a” omce :rickclS available by pm“ in SS Lothian Road. Edinburgh. EH3

UBZ. ()l3l 22‘) 2550; open daily ‘)aru~‘)pm. ()r by phone on ()l3l 467 766-1; open daily 9am~8pnr

Films showing at other cinemas can also be purchased at the relevant box office.

Gardens while Spectacumr fireworks fl” Fringe Club Teviot Row. Bristo Square. i Person Dr W Filo“c {mm lhc Military the Sky {md CaSCildC down the C(15th 0131 226 5138 (dayt‘ 0131 (350 4673 ' Tattoo Box Office. 31 Waverley Bridge. walls. Tickets into the gardens (night). Daily 7pmulmu 0131 225 l 188. Box office open themselves are now sold out. so join the Gilded Balloon 233437 (jolt-gum. ()131 ; Mon—Fri 10am—9pm; Sat

thousands onand around Princes Street 226 NS 1‘ Dan), “WWW” F ? l()am-— l().3()pm.

for the best Views.

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