I BRUHTOH HALL Musselburgh. 653 4244. Booking: Brunton Theatre 665 2240.

Sleeping Beauty Tue 5—Thurs 28 Dec (not Suns). 10am (schools performance. 2.30pm. 7.30pm) (call box office for specific times on specific dates). £5. The show goes on at the Brunton. despite continuing refurbishment in the theatre. This year's panto by Raymond Ross promises to be as high in the Christmas entertainment stakes as ever with the tale of the princess. the wicked fairy. the 100- year snooze and. ofcourse. the handsome prince.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Ticketline: 220 4349. Uncle Vanya Until Sat 2 Dec. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). The Makars and DMDC present Michael Frayn's translation of Chekhov‘s classic.

Mr Spook Not the Real McCoy Wed 6—Sat 16 Dec. 7.15pm. Sat mat 2.15pm. £7 (£5). Booking through Ticketline (see above) or 01426 947486. Oh. yes. It's a rock 'n‘ pop space fantasy panto from Edinburgh-based amateur theatre company Tempo with a massive cast of 55 ; surfing the galaxies. dodging the Mighty Megadon and visiting the weird Alien Forest. Bizarre.

I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. Ii. C. T. Help: A] i Peter Pan Until Sat 9 Dec (not Sun or Mon). 7.30pm. Thurs mat 1.30pm. Sat mat 2pm. £4.50—£30. See Dance.

Look At Me When I’m Talking to You! Mon ll—Sat 16 Dec. Mon—Sat 7.30pm. Satmat 2.30m. £7.50—£21.50. The man behittd the most famous purple rinse and rhinestone-studded specs of all time. Barry Humphries brings his ever-lovin' Dame Edna (plus Les Patterson. Sandy Stone and Madge Allsop) to town in his

4349. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. ' H. G. Help: AA]

Alas, poor Yorlck - ’tls back to the warehouse lor you. Last chance to see Tom McGovern’s Hamlet at the Royal lyceum, Sat 2

incredible (almost) solo show. See review. ' 2.30pm. £5—£27.50. Andrew Lloyd

I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 220 Webber's blockbusting musical about the beautiful opera singer and the disfigured . young composer hiding out in the sewers Cinderella Tue 5 Dec-Sat 27 Jan (not below the Paris Opera House in a new Mon). Tue—Sat 7pm. Wed/Sat mat production from Cameron Mackintosh 2.15pm. Sun mat 3pm. £5.50—£12.50. I and The Really Useful Theatre Company boxes £42/£50. Get your best sing along Ltd. Expect big sets. big cossies. big voice ready for Ross King. Una McLean.

Andy Gray. Paul Young and a galaxy of I OUEEH MARGARET COLLEGE other glittering stars in the annual King‘s : Corstorphine Theatre. Clerwood Terrace. panto. Expect Ugly Sisters (Gray and 317 3546.

Young). golden slippers and all 'he usual Pinocchio Fri 8—Wed 13 Dec (not Sun). highjinks and saucy jokes. 7pm. Sat mat 3.30pm. £3 (£2). first night I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. } £1. RSAMD students indulge itt some 557 2590. [Access: R. L. ' Christmas spirit with this truly fairytale Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] rendering of the story of the wooden

The Phantom of the Opera Until Sat 20 puppet. Written by David Swan and April. Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Wed/Sat mat directed by Andy Mackie.



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I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay ~ i j Street. 229 9697. [Acessz P. L. Facilities: (:8 4 5 wc. ws. H. o. c. T. Help: A. AA] THEATRE COMPANY SEUllAllll

Hamlet Until Sat 2 Dec. 7.45 pm. £4—£13.

Torn McGovern leads a mostly strong by Sam Shepard Jr Joseph Chnikin

company as the great Dane in the resident company's final show this season. with an astonishing design and a very spooky appearance by Brian Cox as Hamlet's


: Merlin the Magnificent Fri 8 Dec—Sat 6

. Jan. Mon—Sat 7pm (not 25 Dec/1 Jan).

Tramway 25 Albert Drive. Glasgow

6 .Ian (not Mon) 2.30pm. £4—£13. A

t decidedly tasteful Christmas show by old

hand Stuart Paterson. Following last

year's smash hit The Princess and the Goblin. the Lyceum company brings you another Yuletide treat from a magical age. with the wizard Merlin. the boy Arthur and the wicked witch Morgana-le-Fay in a thrilling new adventure.

I ST BRIOE’S CENTRE Orwell Terrace.

Thu 7 Sat 16 December (not Sun) 8 oopm

Tickets £5 00 (£2 00)

Tel 0141227 55“

Details from 0141 331 22 I 9

346 1405. [Access: PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] Jack and the Beanstalk Mon lI—Sat 23

For reservations, venue information. further details and a brochure please

telephone the Brunton Theatre Box Office on 0|3I 665 2240

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Sleeping Beauty - starring Russell Hunter S - 28 December I995, shows at 2.30pm and 7.30pm atthe Brunton Hall, Musselburgh (all tickets £5.00!)

The Happy Gang and The Magic Snowman - Friday I5 December at Haddington Corn Exchange at I.30pm 8r 4.00pm. £3.50 (full) £2.50 Concs.

Book now for Willy Russell's SHIRLEY VALENTINE - starring Mary Riggans 7 February - 2 March 1996

Dec. Daily 1.30pm. Thurs—Sat 7.30pm

5 Sat mat 2pm. £6 (£4). Who needs big sets. ' big costumes and big stars when you‘ve got Ronnie Coburn and Co in the unstoppable St Bride's Christmas panto? Climb the magic beanstalk with Jack the Giant Killer and mee: the wicked giant. the Princess and Winkie the Coo.


Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] Vassalissa and the Baba Yaga Mon 4—Thurs 21 Dec (not weekends) 10.30am. 1.30pm. Sat 16. Fri 22. Sat 23 Dec 2pm.

7pm. £6 (£3). family ticket £13. lfyou fancy a change from run-of-the-mill panto. then Theatre Workshop is one place to go. With its roots in a traditional Eastern European folk tale. this Yuletide treat tells of a girl named Vassalissa and the magical doll with the power to protect her from ill-treatment by her stepsister. the dangers of an enchanted forest and the


special effects. and even bigger audiences. ;

wild witch Baba Yaga. Directed by Andy Cannon and Robert Rae. designed by Karen Tenant and devised by the Theatre Workshop company.

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

Road to Nirvana Until Sun 17 Dec (not Mon). Free preview Fri 24 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£4). Greed. sex and power in Hollywood. Iconoclastic American playwright Arthur Kopit leaves no silver-screen indulgence unturned in his ctttting satire on the sleazy business of movies. movies. movies presented by the Traverse company. See

Cross Dressing in the Depression Sun 3—Sun 10 Dec (not Mon). 8.30pm (Tue 4 Dec 9pm). £5 (£2.50). Developed at Robert Redl'ot'tl's Sundance Institute attd based on true bedtime stories told by the author's parents. lirin Cressida Wilson‘s new play is directed by young Scottish director Peter Mackie Burns as a Traverse ‘seeding project' a chance to give exposure to new. experimental work. Set in winter in a Denver brothel. it tells the bleak tale of a man named ()ld Wilder as he reflects on his childhood. See preview. Alice in Bed Tue 5 Dec. 7pm. Free. Susan Sontag's new script is the final Traverse performed reading of 1995.

Monday Lizard Mon I 1 Dec (second Mon of every month). Spin-10.30pm. Free. For more information call lilla Wildridge on 228 3223. Regular performancejam in the chilled-out boho surroundings of the Traverse cafe-bar. with Scottish playwrights and their audiences invited to chip in with short plays. satire. experimental pieces. jazz and new music.

I CUMBERHAULO THEATRE Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G.


Rumpelstiltskin Until Sat 23 Dec (ttot Sun). 10am. 2pm. 7pm (call box office for specific times on specific dates). £3.20—£6. family ticket £17. Slick comic

routines. seriously silly slapstick. menace.

magic and plenty of fun are all promised as the Cumbernauld company get into panto mode with artistic director Simon Sharkey‘s seasonal version of the famous

1 Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Starring Tony

Matinees Sat 9/Sat I6 Dec/Fri 22 Dec—Sat i

Ventre. David McGowan. Liam Brennan and Karlyn Stephen.

I MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. [Access: P. PPA. 1.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G]

The Snow 0ueen Fri 8 Dec—Sat () Ian. 10.30am. 2pm. 7.30pm (call box office for specific times on specific dates). £9 (£6). Apex price £8 (£5). See Kids section for details.

This section lists shows that are touring

; the Central Belt. There is a phone ' number tor each company should you

require more information.

I The Tin Soldier Popular Scottish touring company Wildcat rustle up a little

something for Christmas with this rich fantasy-adventure for children based on Harts Christian Andersen's traditional tale. Adapted by Chris Craig of llullaballoo Children‘s Theatre. it stars Dave

Anderson as Andersen. introducing you to : his characters the Tin Soldier. the

ballerina Princess and the jealous. mischievous Goblin who's determined to keep them all apart. For more information call: 0141 221 6789.

Coupar Institute Until Fri 1 Dec. 10am. lptn.

I’urtick Burg/t Hull Mon—Fri 8 Dec. 10am. lprn.

Gavan 'lint'n Hull Mon ll—Fri 15 Dec. 10am. Iprit.

She'll/extol: Hull Mon 18-I .i 23 Dec. 10am. 1pm.