Spring in their step: Salad Days are here again at the King's, Edinburgh

Broadway musical. as brought to the stage by local amateur group The Musicals Company. who promise a full orchestra. new costumes. professional standards aitd plenty of i'azzinatau.

I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE l3—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] The Music Man Tue l2—-Sat l6 Sept. 7.30pm; Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. £5.25-£l7.5(). Meredith Wilson's I957 musical comedy. starring Brian Cox and Liz Robertson as the conman and town librarian who strike up an unlikely romance and a bunch of swinging tunes including Seventy Sir Trombones and '77! There Was You. See preview.

Pheonix Dance Company Wed 20 Sept. 7.30pm. £3.50 £9.50. See Dance and preview.

I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. [Access: P. 1.. Facilities: WC (toilets level though not adapted). \VS. AS. HCIPI r\/\.]

Gold Wed 20 Sept. 8pm. Ticket prices the. See Dance.

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

love Julie Until Sat 9 Sept. Fri 7.30pm; Sat 5pm/8pm. Wed mat 2.30pm. £4.50—£l2.50. Billed as the heir apparent to Shirley Valentine. this new comedy written by Patrick Edgeworth and directed by Frank Hauser stars Millicent Martin and Anne 'Madge from Neighbours Charleston as two women who discover a new zest for life in their twilight years.


Salad Days Mon l l—Sat l6 Sept. Mon—Sat 7.30pm; Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm.

£5.50—£ I450. The King's say Happy 40th Birthday to Julian Slade's good ole days 50s musical starring Kit. The Widow and the magical piano with this special production directed by Ned Sherrin. Marabi Tue l9—Sat 23 Sept. Tue—Sat 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4.50—£l |.50. Junction Avenue Theatre Company with a defiant musical charting the struggles ofa young. blackjazz musician in 30s Johannesburg. Part of the UK-wide Africa 95' celebrations.

I OLD TOWN HALL M usselburgh. Ticket information from Brunton Theatre 665 2240.

Driving Miss Daisy Wed I3—Sat 16 Sept. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £6 (£5/£4). See tounng.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]

Dur Country’s Good Fri 15 Sept-Sat 7 Oct. 7.45pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £4—£l3. The Lyceum launches its autumn season with Timberlake Wertenbaker's play about the foolhardy young marine lieutenant determined to stage The Recruiting Oflit'er in 18th century Australia with a cast of convicts and only two copies of the text. See preview.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]

Violin Time Thurs 2 l—Sun 24 Sept. 8pm. £8 (£4). The latest solo piece from that

tnadcap trickster ofcomic narration Ken

Campbell. Following his success at the Royal National Theatre with Janiais Vii in 1993. that same auspicious body has commissioned this latest piece. which previews in Edinburgh before its RNT run. Expect a hilarious and mind-warping romp through the back alleys of Campbell's curious (in every sense) mind.


I MACRODERT ARTS CEHTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. [Accessz P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]

Cold Mon l 1 Sept. 7.45pm. £6 (£4.50); Apex price £4. Studio Theatre. See Dance. lanark Tue l2—Sat 16 Sept. 7.30pm; Wed mat 2pm. £9 (£7); Apex price £8 (£6); student special Tues-Thurs £3. Tag Theatre‘s ambitious adaptation of Alasdair Gray's monumental tome. fresh from its premiere on the Edinburgh lntemational Festival where it's been described as patchy with flashes of brilliance.

The End (Take a Walk on the Dead Side) Double Bill Tue 12 Sept. 7.45pm. £6 (£4.50); Apex price £5.50 (£4). Studio Theatre. Fecund Theatre present a two- pronged show based round the theme of famous dead geniuses. Kafka's Last Request draws its story from the private diaries of the artistically tortured Franz Kafka. and The Last Poet is based loosely on the writings of and about the original rock god. Jim Morrison.

I Spy Mrs Peery Thurs 14 Sept. 7.45pm. £6 (£4.50); Apex ticket £5.50 (£4). Studio Theatre. Actress and comedienne Fiona Knowles stars in Rona Munro's chuckleworthy one-woman show about the nebbiest neebor on the street. Mrs Peery.

The Caretaker Tue l9-Wed 20 Sept. 7.30pm. Wed mat 2pm. £9 (£7); Apex price £8 (£6); student special mat £3. Leading touring company. Compass Theatre. do Pinter’s stark. terrifying and bitingly funny modern classic.

ilomeo and Juliet Wed 20—Fri 21 Sept. 2.lSpm/7.45pm. Thurs 2. l5pm only. £6 (£4.50); Apex price £5.50 (£4). Studio Theatre. Theatre Babel do Shakespeare for a switched-on. contemporary audience, performing on a small stage. with just ten actors and with a sharp focus on language and story. Their Romeo and Juliet returns to Scotland following previous sell-out tours here and in llamlet Thurs 21—Sat 23 Sept. 7.45pm. London.

Catch the best theatre this lortnlght

I Don Carlos The Citizens' company’s hit production for this year's Edinburgh lntemational Festival comes home. Schiller‘s play is long and demanding. but fine performances and lavish yet austere design conspire to make a rich. fulfilling experience. Citizens' Theatre. Glasgow.

I Violin Time Maverick monologuist Ken Campbell is back with a new stream of convoluted comic consciousness. his second commission from the Royal National Theatre. which he‘s touring before a London run. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

I The Trick is to Keep Breathing Janice Galloway's successful - if horribly depressing - debut novel arrives on stage in a full-scale production adapted and directed by Michael Boyd. with an impressive and surprisingly large cast. Tron Theatre, Glasgow

I Mr Porter The last of very odd theatre company Process [Ten 281's adaptation of the very odd James

J oyce‘s very odd last novel F innegans Wake. The absolutely normal Tam Dean Burn stars as Joyce. Tramway, Glasgow. I The Music Man Classical actor Brian Cox makes his musical debut in Meredith Wilson’s romantic musical comedy. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

I Comedy: Kit and the Widow The dapper duo are appearing in Ned Sherrin‘s production of Salad Days. and will barely have time to slip into their tailcoats before this one-off spot of late- night moonlighting. Sharply satirical and superbly scurrilous. King’s Theatre. Edinburgh.

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