I BEOLAM THEATRE 2a Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. C. C. Help: AA]
The Albrlght Fellow Until Sat 30 Sept. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). Stanley Eveling's first new play in years is a study itt bewilderment as the family. friends and culture surrounding a getting-on-a-bit academic seem to be in league against him. See review.
I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Coppelia Tue 26—30 Sept. 7.30pm. Thurs mat 1.30pm/Sat mat 2pm. £4.50—£25. See Dance.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tue 3—Sat 7 Oct. 7.30pm. Thurs tnat 1.30pm/Sat mat 2pm. £4.50—£25. See Dance.
I KIM'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 220 4349. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. Help: AA]
Marabi Until Sat 23 Sept. Fri/Sat 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4.50—£1 1.50. Junction Avenue Theatre Company in a defiant musical charting the struggles of a young. black jazz musician in 30s Johannesburg. Part of the UK-wide Africa 95 celebrations.
heist and Shout Mon 25—Sat 30 Sept. Mon—Fri 7.30pm; Sat 5pm/8pm. £4.50—£12.50. Paul (Hi-De-Ht’) Shane and Mike Holloway star in this brand new retro-musical front the producers of Great Balls ofFire. which features a wannabe band from Skelmersdale gagging to cash in on the mid-60s Merseybeat boom. Full of singalong 60s hits like Glad all Over. Bits and Pieces. Needles and Pins and The Locomotion.
Scotland the What? Mon 2-Sat 7 Oct. Mon—Fn' 7.30pm. Sat Spin/8pm. 34.50-£l2.50. George Donald. Buff Hardie and Stephen Robertson roll out a valedictory barrel of music and laughs iii the Final Fling tour of this ever-popular show.
I ROYAL lYOEIJM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]
Dur Country’s Good Until Sat 7 Oct (not Suns). 7.45pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £4—£l3. Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play about the foolhardy young marine lieutenant
determined to stage The Reeruiting ()ffieer in 18th century Australia with a cast ofconvicts and only two copies of the text. See review.
Fundraising Gala Sun 1 Oct. 7pm. Tickets for gala and champagne and canape reception: £60 (include post-gala party) £30. £20. £10. The Lyceum celebrates 30 years in the business and launches an appeal for new auditorium seating with this special gala performance featuring a veritable galaxy of stars who‘ve appeared there since 1965. The programme was not ﬁnalised when we went to press. but is believed to include such delights as Tom Conti playing guitar. Ann Louise Ross recalling her Lttltlhrlts‘t'tt Nights. Gerda and Savourna Stevenson singing songs frotn Othello and Rikki Fulton in his perennial Seote/t and Rye guise as the Reverend l.M. Jolly. The performance is preceded by a champagne reception and followed by the exclusive post-gala party with the cast at the Balmoral Hotel.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. Help: AA]
The Heart ’n’ Soul Experience Fri 22 Sept.
8pm. £6 (£3). Highlights of the last live shows from this popular disability arts company.
Shooting up the Ratings Thurs S—Sat 7 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Streets Ahead Theatre Company present a devised black comedy based on a real-life heist. in which a group of ordinary citizens hijacked a TV programme.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]
Violin Time Until Sun 24 Sept. 8pm. £8 (£4). The latest solo piece from that madcap trickster of comic narration Ken Campbell. Following his success at the Royal National Theatre with .Iantais Vu in 1993. that same auspicious body has commissioned this latest piece. which previews in Edinburgh before its RNT run. Expect a hilarious anti mind-warping romp through the back alleys of Campbell's curious (iii every sense) mind. See preview.
No New Miracles Thurs 28—Sun 1 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£3). Young Scottish novelist-to- watch Alan Warner. joins forces with Edinburgh-based theatre outﬁt
Stoned agaln: Barnbert Dance are back with Booster, their Jagger/lllchards-lnsplred dance piece
of University Theatre. See previews and events guide on pages 53—55 for details. Boilerhouse. choreographer Andy Howitt (TAG) and distinctive designer Kate Borthwick for this exciting new collaboration inspired by Georg Buchner's 19th century masterpiece. (em.
The Cult Tue 3 Oct. 7.30pm. Free. Your chance to hear the new plays that may or may not make the Traverse stage. in this new series of perfortned readings kicking off with the latest play from the pen of Stephanie McKnight. Readings will take place on the first Tuesday of every month. Watch this space for details.
Death Catches the Hunter Wed 4—Sun 8 Oct. 8pm. £8 (£4). Wild Iris Theatre Company present Nigerian emigre Biyi Bandele-Thomas‘s latest production. a witty. vivid insight into the true motives of a faith healer in a small Nigerian town.
I MACROBERT ARTS CEHTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. [Access: P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]
Hamlet Until Sat 23 Sept. 7.45pm. £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. withjust ten actors and with a sharp focus on language and story. For their latest trick they‘re doing the one about the Danish Prince. which premieres at the MacRobert. See preview.
Trumpets and Raspberries Until Sat 23 Sept. 7.30pm. £10 (£8) Apex price £9 (£8). Populist Ayr-based company Borderline present Andy Gray — star of TV's City Lights. Rah C. Neshitt and The Baldy Man — in their 21st birthday revival of Dario Fo‘s chaotic comic classic. See review.
A Place with Pigs Thurs 28—Fn' 29 Sept. 7.45pm. £6 (£4.50) Apex price £5.50 (£4). Edinburgh theatre outfit Communicado's brilliant. gutsy tale of the army deserter who takes refuge in a pigsty. only to find he loses the ability to walk free from his self-imposed imprisonment.
All that Glitters Sat 30 Sept. 7.45pm. £6 (£4.50) Apex price £35.50 (£4). See Touring.
The Trick is to Keep Breathing Tue 3—Sat 7 Oct. 7.30pm. £9 (£7) Apex price £8 (£6) Transferring from its recent premiere at the Tron Theatre. Glasgow. Michael Boyd‘s adaptation ofJanice Galloway's taut. edgy novel features an impressive cast including Siobhan Redmond and Forbes Masson. has been deemed a stunner by the critics and is selling out fast at the box office. See review.
I CUMBERHAOLO THEATRE Kildrum. Cumbernauld, 01236 732887. [Access:
PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
Jaleo Sat 23 Sept. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Dance.
les Annees Velos Mon 2—Tue 3 ()ct. 7.45pm. £4 (£2). Part of the Internatitmal Festival of University Theatre. See previews and events guide on pages 53—55 for details.
The Donahue Sisters Wed 4 ()ct. 7.45pm. £4 (£2). Part of the International Festival
This section lists shows that are touring the Central Belt. There is a phone number for each company should you require more information.
I All That Glitters Edinburgh‘s First Base Theatre Company take their super- spangly musical about four thirty- somethings on the road in a glam-rock band. A resounding hit on this year's Fringe. For more information call 0131 557 5724.
Carnegie Hall, Dunjertnline (part of Dunjertnline Arts l'estii‘al) Fri 22 Sept. 7.30pm.
Claekmannan 'Iint'n Hall Sat 23 Sept. 7.30pm.
Corn [ire/range, Biggar Tue 26 Sept. 7.30pm.
(Ireenoek Arts (Iut'ld Wed 27 Sept. 7.30pm.
l’ais/ev A rts Centre Thurs 28—Fri 29 Sept. 8pm.
Mat'Ro/tert Arts Centre. Stirling Sat 30 Sept. 7.45pm.
Bells/till Cultural Centre Sun 1 ()ct. 8pm. I Driving Miss Daisy ()n (Jolt/en Pond meets The Odd Couple in Alfred Uhry's popular play about the stuffy old Jewish Southern belle and the black chauffeur who strike up an unlikely and long-lasting friendship behind the wheel of a car. See review. For more information call 0131 665 2240. Port Seton Centre Until Sat 23 Sept. 7.30pm/Sat mat 2.30pm. Dunbar Corn lire/range Wed 27 Sept—Sat 30 Sept. 7.30pm/Sat tnat 2.30pm. Town House, Haddington Thurs 5 Oct—Sat 7 Oct. 7.30pm/Sat mat 2.30pm. I Fish Heads and Tales Accomplished Edinburgh mime company Theatre du Pif reach for the Gauloises and invite you to spend a bittersweet evening in the company of legendary Belgian crooner Jacques Brel. For more information call 0131557 5918. East Kilbride Arts Centre Fri 22—Sat 23 Sept. 8pm. Darnley 2000 Centre Tue 26 Sept. 7.30pm. North Glasgow Arts Centre Wed 27 Sept. 7pm. Deans Centre, Livingston Thurs 28 Sept. 7.30pm.
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