2.15pm; Sun tnat 3pm; from Tue 26 Dec-Sat 6 Jan Tue—Sat tnat 2.15pm. £5.50—£12.50; boxes £42l£50. Get your best singalong voices ready for Ross King. Una McLean. Andy Gray. Paul Young and a galaxy of other glittering stars in the King's Theatre's annual panto. Expect Ugly Sisters (Gray and Young). crystal slippers and all the usual higltjinks and saucy jokes. See review.
I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck Until Tue 2 Jan. Beatrix Potter‘s much-loved story brought to life by Ian Turbitt’s Puppets.
I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1..
Facilities: WC. W3. G. C]
The Phantom of the Opera Until Sat 20 April 1996. Mon—Sat 7.30pm. Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. £5—£27.50. Lloyd Webber's blockbusting musical about the beautiful opera singer and the disﬁgured young composer hiding out in the sewers below the Paris Opera House continues its mammoth run.
I ROYAL LYCElIM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Acess: P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Merlin the Magnificent Until Sat 61an (not Sun). Mon-Sat 7pm (not 25 Dec/1 Jan); matinees Sat 16 Dec/Fri 22 Dec—Sat 6 Jan (not Mon) 2.30pm. £4-£13. A decidedly tasteful kind of Christmas show by old hand Stuart Paterson. Following last year's smash hit. The Princess and the Goblin. the Lyceum company bring 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 adventure. See review.
I ST BRIOE’S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W5. G. C]
Jack and the Beanstalk Until Sat 23 Dec. Daily 1.30pm; Thurs—Sat 7.30pm: Sat tnat 2pm. £6 (£4). Who needs big sets. big costumes and big stars when you've got Ronnie Coburn and company in the unstoppable St Bride's Christmas panto? Climb the magic beanstalk with Jack the Giant Killer and meet the wicked giant. the Princess and Winkie the Coo. See review.
I ST STEPHEH’S CENTRE St Stephen’s Street. 556 2661.
The Mystery Plays of Christmas Fri 29 Dec. 6.30pm. Free entry (donations welcome). The ancient Bavarian Oberufer mystery plays. revived in 1919 by Rudolf Steiner. receive a seasonal airing frotn the Rudolf Steiner School of Edinburgh and the Garvald Centres. Each of the three plays — The Paradise Play. The
Shepherd 's Play and The Three Kings" l’lav — lasts one hour. with two intervals. The Three K ings' l’lav contains scenes which may be unsuitable for younger children.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W3. H. G. C. Help: AA] Vassalissa and the Baba Yaga Until 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-tnill panto then Theatre Workshop is a good place to be. With its roots in a traditional Eastern European folk tale. this Yuletide treat tells of a girl natned Vassalissa. a magical doll and the wild witch Baba Yaga. Devised by the company. directed by Andy Cannon and Robert Rae. designed by Karen Tenant and performed by the Theatre Workshop Theatre Company. See review. I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]
Road to Nirvana Until Sun 17 Dec (not Mon). 8pm. £8 (£4). Greed. sex and power in Hollywood. lconoclastic American playwright Arthur Kopit leaves
no silver-screen indulgence unturned in his cutting satire on the sleaze behind the glitter of the movie business. in Justin Greene's lively production for the Traverse company.
I Tall Tales for Cold Dark Nights Thurs ll—Sun 14 Jan. Thurs. Fri 7.30pm; Sat noon. 4pm; Sun 4pm. Revamped for winter. Communicado’s charming family show based on traditional tales gathered by Duncan Williamson and others is back in all its magical. toe-tappin' glory.
I CUMBERNAULO THEATRE Kildrum. Cumbemauld. 01236 732887. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G.
Rumpelstiltsltin Until Sat 23 Dec (not Sun). 10am; 2pm; 7pm (call box ofﬁce for speciﬁc times on speciﬁc dates). £3.20—£6; family ticket £17. Slick comic routines. sen'ously silly slapstick. menace. magic and plenty of fun are all promised as the Cumbernauld company gets into panto mode in Simon Sharkey’s seasonal version of the Grimm fairy tale. Starring Tony Ventre. David McGowan. Liam Brennan and Karlyn Stephen. See review. I MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. [Access: P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G]
The Snow Queen Until Sat 6 Jan (not Sun 17. Mon 18. Mon 25. Sun 31 Dec. Mon 1 Jan). 10.30am; 2pm; 7.30pm (call box ofﬁce for speciﬁc times on speciﬁc dates). £9 (£6); apex price £8 (£5). lt’s frosty stares all round with Stuart Paterson’s version of the classic fairytale starring the evil Snow Queen who plans to make winter last forever. Boo. hiss. Directed by Richard Baron. See review.
This section lists shows that are touring the Central Belt. There is a phone number for each company should you require more information.
I The Tin Soldier Popular Scottish theatre company Wildcat rustle up a little something for Christmas with this rich fantasy-adventure for children based on ilans Christian Andersen's traditional tale. Adapted by Chris Craig of Hullaballoo Children’s Theatre. it stars Wildcat's Dave Anderson as Andersen. introducing you to the tin soldier. the ballerina princess and the jealous. mischievous goblin who's determined to keep them apart. For more information call: 0141 221 6789. See review.
Got-an Town Hall Until Fri 15 Dec. 10am; lptn.
‘ .S'hettlestmt Hall Mon 18—Fri 22 Dec.
I Three Cheers for Father Christmas Chris Doveton‘s fatnily Christmas favourite goes on a grand tour round Strathclyde's community venues. Jennifer and Daniel are miffed because mum and dad have no money for presents. Grandma is feeling under the weather and Father Christmas has been arrested - but with the aid of a magical genie and lots of noisy children everything should be just dandy. For more information call: 0141 334 1520.
Rat'hazie Primary School. Glasgow Fri 15 Dec. 7.30pm.
East/tall Tenants Hall. Glasgow Sat 16 Dec. 2pm.
New Lanark Consen'ation Village Sun 17 Dec. 2pm.
K ni ghtswood C ommunt'ty C entre. Knightswood Mon 18 Dec. 7.30pm. Whitet'nch Neighbourhood. Glasgow Thurs 21 Dec. 7.30pm.
Chapel/tall Library, C hapelhall Fri 22 Dec. 7.30pm.
l The Happy Gang and the Magic Snowman A suitably snow-ﬁlled adventure from Scotland's new kids' theatre stars The Happy Gang. Mr P. Beth
Glamour and passion abound in
the oxymoronlc Hot Ice on Edinburgh Festival Theatre's specially levelled and deep frozen stage
and Spatz join the amazing Magic Snowman in a dreamy wonderland where chilly Jack Frost looks set to put a real freeze on their Christtnas fun until the Happy Godmother arrives to try and save the day. For more information call: 0131 441 4491. see review. The Happy Gang will also be appearing as part of the Hogmanay Festival in Edinburgh. See Hogmanay programme in centre pages. Corn Erchange. Haddington Fri 15 Dec. 1.30pm; 4pm.
Mitchell Theatre. Glasgow Sat 16 Dec. 1.30pm.
Assembly Rooms Mon 18 Dec. 1.30pm; 6.30pm.
Hmt'tlen Park Centre. Livingston Sat 23 Dec. 2.30pm.
Town Hall. Falkirk Wed 27 Dec. 2.30pm.
NORTHERN BALLET THEATRE
Dance performances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Dance listings compiled by Ellie Carr.
I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W3. H. G. C. Help: AA]
Peter Pan Until Sat 30 Dec. 7.15pm; Sat mat 2.15pm; Thurs 21 1.30pm: Thurs 28 2.15pm. £3.50—£35. Scottish Ballet get out the flying apparatus for the one about the boy who didn't want to grow up.
I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Hot Ice Tue 19—Sun 31 Dec. Tue—Sat 7.30pm; Tue—Sun 2.30pm. £5—£15. Britain's longest running ice show gets its skates on for a spectacular Winter/Spring tour. State-of—the-art lighting. laser technology. feathers. glitter. ﬂesh and more feathers. With choreography by Olympic level coach Phil Winston on a team of world-class skaters to a showbiz soundtrack that ranges frotn Gershwin to Queen and Holst to Chaplin. ' A Christmas Carol Wed 3—Sat l3 Janf 7.30pm; Thurs tnat 2pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £4.50—£27. Northern Ballet Theatre‘s singing dancers present a warm-hearted version of Dickens' seasonal classic. See preview.
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