see a show in '96
tue 16-sat 20 jan 8pm reduced Shakespeare co. a rampaging romp thro'
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
the mother of all history lessons!
HISTORY OF AMERICA thu 25 jan 7.30pm
RABBIE BURNS' BIG NIGHT OUT!!
a host of entertainment. haggis & a wee dram (ouu £17)
tue 3O jan-sun 11feb 8pm SCOTTISH PREMIERE man act HEAVEN this highly charged physical performance reveals a deeply human story of violent men
tue 13-sat 17 feb 8pm compass theatre co
Marlowe's DR FAUSTUS
daring classical theatre
tue 20-sat 24 feb 8pm gandini juggling project AND OTHER
poetry in motion The Independent
tri 1-sun 24 mar after the huge success of f Ire Trick/310 Keep Bream/77g the tron theatre company
Samuel Beckett's ENDGAME
fri 29 mar-sat 20 apr 7:84 in assoc. with the Tron
ANGELS IN AMERICA winner of Pulitzer Prize an earthquake in the theatre.
+sunday night comedy+
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I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Ticketline: 220 4349. Annie Warbuclts Fri 5—Sat 13 Jan. 7pm; mat Fri 5/Sat 6/Sat 13 Jan 2.15pm. £7 (£6); Sat mat £6 (£5); Fri mat £5. When Annie sang ‘Tomorrow’ she meant it. Many. many years later. the team that dreamt up the orphan-child with the shock of orange hair and foghorn voice take up the story from the end of the original show to give us an update on Annie post adoption by Daddy Warbucks. The Scottish premiere is performed by The Musicals Company and Edinburgh Youth Music Theatre.
I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE l3/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] A Christmas Carol Wed 3—Sat 13 Jan. Mon—Sat 7.30pm; Thurs mat 2pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £4.50—£27. See Dance and review.
Sinderella Mon lS-Sat 20 Jan. Mon/Tue/T’hurs/Fri 8pm; Wed/Sat 6pm/9pm. £4.50—£15. Smut. innuendo. lewd behaviour and dirty. er. jokes as Generation Game host Jim Davidson stars as Buttons in his very own adult panto. Gulliver’s Travels Tue 23—Sat 27 Jan. Tue—Sat 7pm; Wed/Fri/Sat mat 2pm. £4—£l3. Jonathan Swift's classic 18th century tale of giants. tiny people and talking horses forms the base of this wildly inventive production from key Welsh company Theatr Clwyd. The story is adapted for the stage by Humphrey Carpenter. author of the Mr Majeika children‘s books and visualised by the distinctive artist and illustrator Ralph Steadman. See preview.
I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 220 4349. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. Help: AA]
Cinderella Until Sat 27 Jan (not Mon). Tue—Sat 7pm; Wed/Sat mat 2.15pm; Sun mat 3pm. £5.50—£l2.50; 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 annual King's panto. Expect Ugly Sisters (Gray and Young). glass slippers and all the usual highjinks and saucy jokes.
I PLAYHDUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L.
Facilities: WC. W5. G. C]
The Phantom of the Opera Until Sat 20 April. Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. £5—£27.50. Continuing its six-
; month run. Lloyd Webber's blockbusting
musical version of Gaston Leroux's novel about the beautiful opera singer and the disﬁgured young composer hiding out in the sewers below the Paris Opera House. Lots of spectacle. but not a great deal of substance.
I ROYAL LYGEUM THEATRE Grindlay
Street. 229 9697. [Acess: P. L. Facilities: WC. W3. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]
The Steamie Fri 12 Jan—Sat 3 Feb. Mon—Sat 7.45pm; matinees Sat 20/Wed
: 24/Sat 27 Jan 2.30pm. £I—£I3. Tony , Roper's ever-popular modern comedy set
in a Scottish washhouse is hung out for another airing. with the cast who
; performed it at the Brunton in 1993.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W3. H. G. C]
Tall Tales For Cold, llarlt flights Until Sun .
14 Jan. Thurs—Fri 7.30pm; Sat noon/4pm; Sun 4pm. £5 (£3.50 (£2.50 schools). Revamped for winter. Communicado's charming famin show based on traditional tales gathered by Duncan Williamson and others is back in all its tae-tappin‘ glory.
Easy Wed 24—Sun 28 Jan. 8pm. £6 (£3); apex ticket Wed 24 £3. A return visit to Edinburgh for up and coming playwright Nicola McCartney's uncompromising look at the thorny issue of date rape. once again performed by Lookout Theatre Company.
Good clean fun: The Steamle
at Edinburgh’s Royal lyceum Theatre
: Dance performances and classes are
listed by city, then alphabetically by
; venue. Shows will be listed, provided
I that details reach our offices at least ten i days before publication. Dance listings
i compiled by Ellie Carr.
I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L.
Facilities: WC. W8. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] A Christmas Carol Until Sat 13 Jan.
3 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £4.50—£27.
- Britain's most vibrant ballet company
3 present an all-singing, all-dancing version of Dickens's seasonal classic. See review.
5 Comedy is listed by date, then by city.
t Shows will be listed, provided that
details reach our offices at least ten
: days before publication. Comedy listings i compiled by Ellie Carr.
, FRIDAY 12
Edinburgh I Mine‘s a Ladysham Picardy's Burlesque Showbar. Picardy Place. Info: 556 5414. Show starts 9pm (doors open 7pm); finale llpm. Scotland's first transvestite Showbar. open five nights a week and starring the nation's premier female (sort-of) impersonator and face that launched The Adventures oj'Pris‘r'i/lu. Queen ()flhe Desert. Maggie Raye.
Comedy. frocks. spectacle and frocks it says here.
SATURDAY 13 j
stars and wannabes each and every
I Mlne‘s a ladysham Picardy's Burlesque Showbar. Picardy Place. Info: 556 5414. Show stans 9pm (doors open 7pm); finale 11pm. See Fri 12.
THURSDAY 18 Edinburgh
I The Stand Comic Den. Christie's. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8.30pm—lam
: (show runs 9.30—1 1.30pm) £4 (£3). Your
. local comedy-central is back for the New
g Year and bursting out all over with rising
’ stars and wannabes each and every
Thursday night. Tonight. brace yourselves for the frankly filthy Martha McBrier;
Dundonian comic poet. Donna Krachan;
bouncing buffooncry from Bill Dewar. plus open spot(s) all compered by Jane Mackay.
I Mine’s a ladysham Picardy’s Burlesque Showbar. Picardy Place. Info: 556 5414. Show starts 9pm (doors open 7pm); finale llpm. See Fri 12.
FRIDAY 19 Edinburgh
I Mine’s a ladysham Picardy's Burlesque Showbar. Picardy Place. Info: 556 5414. Show starts 9pm (doors open 7pm); finale 11pm. See Fri 12.
' SATURDAY 20
I Brand New Bunker 60 Pleasance. Information: 447 9109. 9pm. £4 (£3). First night of 96 extravaganza for the anything-goes comedy club that combines silly sketches. game-show style giveaways and the audience into one crazy—ass show. Tonight expect the Tequila Challenge. Spiro T Agnew and his Hollywood bullshit. Farmer Bumpkin ; id live music from Julian Clary's Mike Parker.
I Mine’s a Ladysham Picardy’s Burlesque Showbar. Picardy Place. Info: 556 5414. Show starts 9pm (doors open 7pm); finale llpm. See Fri 12.
SUNDAY 21 Edinburgh
I The Stand Goes to the Citrus Citrus Club. Grindlay Street. Info: 662 4467 (tickets in person from Ripping Records. 91 South Bridge). 8.30pm—midnight (show runs 9.30pm—l 1.30pm.) Four acts for £6 (£5). House wines sold by bottle and drinks promos. The popular Thursday-night-at-Christies stand-up club spreads its comedy wings in 96 with another round of nights-out at the Citrus. First feet on stage this year are Red Dwarfs Norman Lovett. impressionist Gerry Grant. Reg Anderson and Frankie Boyle — compered as ever by Jane Mackay.
I Velvet Rooms 520 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0755. 8.30—10.30pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50). Big laughs in store at this all-new fortnightly comedy club with
; spot-on Scottish stand-up Fred MacAulay . as compere. Opening night sees Aussie 3 comic and TV veteran Phil Davy centre
I The Stand Comic Den. Christie's. West
; Port. Information: 662 4467. 8.30pm—Iam (show runs 930—] 1.30pm) £4 (£3). Your local comedy-central is back for the New
Year and bursting out all over with rising
Thursday night. Tonight's a Burns Night special with double-act about town. Ford Kiernan and John Paul Leach. stand-up voodoo (eh?) from Reg Anderson. non- occult laughs from Marian Kilpatrick plus open spot(s). Not for cowering timorous beasties it says here.
I Mine’s a ladysham Picardy's Burlesque Showbar. Picardy Place. Info: 556 5414. Show starts 9pm (doors open 7pm); finale llpm. See Fri 12.
I The Full Monty Wilkie House. 207 Cowgate. 225 2935. 9pm—3am (doors open 8.30pm). £7 (£6). Brand new monthly comedy night. boasting Mark Laman‘ as its first headline act. with support from three stand-ups. live music from Deaf Heigth Cajun Aces and DJ Colin Cook from Horny Monkey.
52 The List 12-25 Jan 1996