young composer hiding out in the sewers below the Paris Opera House. Expect big sets. big cossies. big special effects. and even bigger audiences.

I OOEEH MARGARET COLLEGE Corstorphine Theatre. Clerwood Terrace. 3l7 3546.

In Time O’Strite Tue 7-—Fn' 10 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2); first night £l. Second- year students at QM with this down-to- earth piece of drama drawn from writer Joe Corrie's own experience of a close- knit Fife mining community hit by the I926 General Strike and the six-month coal stoppage that followed it.

The Life of Stuff Wed l5—Sat l8 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2); first night £l. Edinburgh-based playwright/actor Simon Donald's dark comedy thriller set in the nightclub owned by a money 'n‘ power crazed character named Dobie. performed here by second-year students at QM.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Griiidlay Street. 229 9697. [Acessz P. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Until Sat 4 Nov (not Stiii). Sat 7.45pm. £4—£l3. A rare foray into musical theatre for the Lyceum. with Brecht's satirical masterpiece following the fortunes of Grusche. a young peasant woman who rescues her master's child from danger and hotfoots it from the city with her oppressors iii pursuit.

Hamlet Fri l0 Nov—Sat 2 Dec. Mon—Sat 7.45 pm. £4—£l3. Yotiiig Scottish actor Tom McGovern lands a prime role as the great Dane in the resident company's full- throttle version of the Bard‘s greatest tragedy. See preview.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] The Seal Wife Until Sat 4 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Touring.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 I404. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Stones and Ashes Until Stiii 12 Nov (not Mon). 8pm. £2—£7. Freiich-Canadian playwright and visual artist Daniel Danis‘s fresh. poetic drama. translated into Scots by Tom MeGrath and performed by the Traverse company under the direction of Ian Brown. Drawing on folk traditions and contemporary influences from his native Quebec. Danis‘s story takes as its base a father and daughter fleeing the city and the devastation wreaked on their lives by a small-town gang. See review.

Perfumed Reading Tue 7 Nov. 7.30pm. Free. A new work by Sarah Daniels gets

its first airing in this month's informal reading.

Windows on the World Sat 1 I Nov. 3pm. The Traverse hooks up with the Danish Cultural Institute for an afternoon dedicated to fast-rising Danish playwright Line Knutzon. Her latest work .4 Splinter in the Heart takes a fresh look at the trials of youth and nuclear families.

The Monday Lizard Mon l3 Nov (second Mon ofevery month). Spin—10.30pm. For more information call Ella Wildridge on 228 3223. Regular performancejam in the chilled-out boho surroundings of theTraverse cafe-bar. where Scottish playwrights and their audiences are invited to chip in with short plays. satire. experimental pieces.jazz and new music. Tonight lola Blau Fri 3—Sat 4 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Maia h'lorgeiistern. a leading actress from the National Theatre and Jewish Theatre in Bucharest. reveals the fascinating life story of l.ola Blati. the Jewish cabaret performer in the 20s and 30s. exiled to the States from Vienna iii a performance that blends live music and dance. Part of the Festival of Romanian Arts and Culture. Performed in Yiddish. Poetry and Jazz Sun 5 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Shake the dust off your black polo-neck for this one-off Romanian jazz and poetry gig. Part of the Festival of Romanian Arts and Culture.

In the Privacy or My Own Sat ti—Stiii 12 ()ct. 9pm. £8 (£4.50). See Dance and preview.

I MACRORERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 46108 1. [Access: P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G.

Coppelia (ACTS I and II) Mon 6—Tue 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). See Dance.

In the Privacy or My Own Thurs 9 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£4.50); apex price £5.50 (£4). See Dance.

Misery Thurs 9—Sat ll Nov. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). Studio Theatre. Stirling University Drama Society (aka SUDS) brings Stephen King's wscary shock-suspense drama about the celebrity author who‘s saved from a near—fatal car accident by an adoring and totally barking fan.

Mirad, A Boy from Bosnia (Parts I and II) Mon l3fl‘hurs l6/Sat l8. 7.30pm; Wed 15. 2.30pm. £6 (£5); Apex price £5.50 (£4.50). Under the banner Making the Future. ()xford Stage Company present three contemporary European plays designed to make us see children in a different light. First off the mark is this two-parter from Dutch writer Ad de Bont.

which tells ofa thirteen-year-old boy from Bosnia who flees to a refugee home iii Amsterdam.

Double hill Tue l4/Fri l7 Nov. 7.30pm; Thurs 16. 2.30pm. £6 (£5); Apex price £5.50 (£4.50). The second leg of Oxford Stage Company‘s season Making the Future (see above). The first show of the night is Hitler's ('lii/tl/iom/ by Swedish playwright Niklas Radstroiii. where we meet Hitler on the day of his birth. The second is (irate . in which Belgian writer Ignace Cornelissen takes us to a world where adults play like children.

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This section lists shows that are touring the Central Belt. There is a phone number for each company should you require more information.

I Bridges Shiftwork Physical Theatre company from Aberdeen and NASA Theatre from Zimbabwe go in for a bit of cultural exchange in a rich Afro-Scots blend of music. dance. theatre. mime and song created to mark the 50th anniversary

ofthe United Nations. Call 01224 2l0642 romantic musical coiiietly about .th

5 established male composer and a young. zany wannabe female songwiiter See

review. (‘all the Bitititoii Theatri- box ‘offiee on (llfil 065 2240 lot more

for further information.

Border/rite Theatre. :lvr Sat 4 Nov. lat/reside Hull, (i/usymr Stilt 5 Nov.

I Splinters Chekhov is funny. ()r at least he was when he was a young tnedie penning stories for the satirical mag Spli/irers in l910. Prime Productions ptit lampshades on their heads and don silly expressions in honour of the great Rtissian's lesser-known comic stories. devised and adapted by John Sheddeii. and performed by Shedden and Finlay

Mael.ean. Call (H3! 44‘) 4055 for further information.

Cur/i lit‘t'littiige. lffulg’tll' i'l'l 3 .\'o\. 7.30pm.

(‘oilier 'l'ltt'tilre, (i/tiieiiii Thurs 0 Sun l2 Nov. Spin.

livi‘e Theatre, 5'! slut/rem l‘liuis lo Sat IS Nov. 8pm.

I The Seal Wife Following great success with Susan Yankowitz's .\'i'e/ii Sky last year. energetic feitiitie—th'iveii company Stellar Quines take on Sue li‘oin/itei I \ Glover‘s play. inspired by the haunting Highland legend of the my \lt‘l'itill‘~ ‘Seal People' or 'Silkies‘. (all (ll i2 55'} 5‘54 for further information.

T/lt’tlll‘t’ lliirks/io/i. [aim/tin ::/i l'iitil Sat 4 Nov. Spin.

Byre Theatre. 5'! strain-ii v I illlls 0 Sat 1 1 Nov. Spin.

The Ii‘()ll 'l'lit'tiire. (i/iiteuii Tiles l-l Sat IS Nov. 8pm.

Tour continues.

I They’re Playing Our Song l.t'.itillli.f l‘S eotiietly writer Neil Siiiioii collaboiatetl

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Sat li Nov. 7.30pm; Sat tiiat 2. illpiii.

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directed by Ian Wooldridge

tuesdey 7 - friday 10 nevember 7.1 5 pm New Athenaeum Theatre, RSAMD. 1 00 Renfrew Street, GLASGOW (32 308

TICKETS £3.50 (comes 22) Box Office 0141-332 5057




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16 December 'l‘raiiiway 7.30pm