I BEOLAM THEATRE 2a Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. C. Help: AA]

The Dubliner: Tue 6—10 Feb. £3.50 (£3/£2.50). Actors from Edinburgh University Theatre Company deliver a fresh take on four tales from James Joyce's first masterpiece.

I CAFE ROYAL BISTRO BAR 17 West Register St. 556 1884.

Hamlet II: Prince or Jutland/Just Another Midsummer Night‘s Dream Sun 28-Wed 31 Jan. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). Two bite-sized one-man shows from the prolific pen of Edinburgh-based playwright and five times Fringe First winner John Cargill Thompson. James Murray appears in flatulet ll Prince or Jutland (first seen at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1994) and Gregor Duncan in Just Another Midsummer Night’s Dream (new show). The event is billed as cabaret-theatre in relaxed surroundings. and is expected to become a regular fixture.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Momingside Road. 228 1155. Ticketline: 220 4349 or Assembly Rooms. Usher Hall. Queen's Hall and King's Theatre box offices. One-Act Play Festival Thurs 8 Feb. 7.15pm. £4. Scottish Community Drama Association present a triple-bill comprising Black Stage Theatre in Paul Marshall‘s Mother Superior. The Mercators in Richard Parson's Rialto and a version of Chekhov’s The Proposal from Edinburgh People's Theatre B.

I EOINBUROH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Gulliver’s Travels Until Sat 27 Jan. CANCELLED.

Guys and Dolls Wed 31 Jan—Sat 10 Feb. 7.30pm; Thurs mat 2pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £3.25-£23.50. Damon Runyon's legendary no-good gangster meets goodie- goodie Sally Army girl musical. The Save-a-Soul Mission and a stageful of razzle-dazzle comes to Edinburgh courtesy of Haymarket Theatre Leicester. See review.

I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 220 4349. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. Help: AA]

Cinderella Until Sat 27 Jan. Fri—Sat 7pm; Sat mat 2.15pm. £5.50—£12.50; boxes £42/£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 last few days of the King‘s annual panto. Expect Ugly Sisters (Gray and Young). glassslippers and all the usual high jinks and saucy jokes. Unforgettable: The flat King Cole Story Mon 29 Jan-Sat 3 Feb. Mon—Fri 7.30pm; Wed mat 2.30pm; Sat Spin/8pm. £4.75—£14.50. The life. times and tunes of Mr Unforgettable. Nat King Cole. conjured up by Clarkes Peters. creator and original star of last year‘s smash-hit musical the (joint is) jumpin' Five Guys Named Moe.

Swan Lake Mon 5—Wed 7 Feb. 7.30pm; Wed mat 2.30pm. £5.25—£19.50. See Dance.

Head-to-head confrontation: LookOut Theatre Company revive their hit of last year’s

Mayfest and Edinburgh Fringe, Nicola McCarthy’s disturbing acquaintance-rape drama Easy, at the Citizens’. Glasgow. the Traverse. Edinburgh and the New Wynd

Theatre in Melrose.

Nutcracker Thurs 8—Sat 10 Feb. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £5.25-£l9.50. See


(NJ) TOWN HALL Musselburgh. Tickets from Brunton Theatre box office: 665 2240.

Shirley Valentine Wed 7-Sat 10 Feb. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £6 (£5); mat £4. Willy Russell's enduring life-begins-at-40 comedy gets a new lease of life from the Brunton Theatre Company with TV's Mary Riggans as the jaded wife and mother who swaps daily drudgery for Lambrusco nights in the sun.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L.

Facilities: WC. W8. G. C]

The Phantom or The Opera Until Sat 20 Apr. 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. Lots of spectacle. but not a great deal of substance.

I PLEASANCE THEATRE 60 Pleasance. 221 0401. Tickets: 556 0007.

Gypsy Sat 27 Jan-Sat 3 Feb (not Tue 30 Jan). 7.15pm; Sun 28 3pm; Sat 3 2.15pm. £5 (£2.50). Edinburgh Acting School brings a touch of burlesque to Auld Reekie with this Styne/Sondheim musical based on the life of the famous Gypsy Rose Lee. and recently revived by Bette Midler.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Acess: P. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]

The Steamie Until Sat 3 Feb. Mon—Sat 7.45pm; Sat tnat 27 Jan 2.30pm. £1-£13. Tony Roper‘s ever-popular modern comedy set in a Scottish washhouse comes in for another airing. with the cast who performed it at the Brunton in 1993. See review.

I ST BRIOE’S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. G. C]

The Silver Bird Of The Sun Wed 24-Sat 27 Jan. 8pm. £4 (£2). Trek down to steamy San Domingo in the 50s with the intrepid performers of Edinburgh and Lothian Youth Theatre. in Stewart Aitken and Tony O‘Boyle's action-packed adventure set in a fictional South American republic with corrupt dictators and everyone on the run front everyone else.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]

Easy Until Sun 28 Jan. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Touring.

Catch the best theatre this fortnight.

I The Steamie There‘s still life in Tony Roper‘s ever-popular nostalgic comedy yet, as Caroline Hall‘s lively production goes to show. See review. Royal Interim. Edinburgh.

I Onions Make You Cry Leading Scots actresses Barbara Rafferty and Alison Peebles co-star in Simon Sharkey‘s new production of this comedy from Northern Ireland. which depicts homelessness as a great leveller over the religious divide. See preview. Cumbernauld Theatre/Paisley Arts Centre.

"I Unforgettable That’s what you are if you’re Clarke Peters. creator and star of Five Guys Named Moe. who now returns as Nat King Cole. with velvet tonsils to boot. King Is Theatre. Edinburgh.

I Heaven After more than ten years ofexploting maleness in all its delicately shaded hues. Wales-based Man Act are back. this time with a female performer in tow. Also scripted by a woman. the show concerns sexual relationships and Britain in Europe. See feature. Tron Theatre. Glasgow

I Travels With My Aunt The return ofGiles Havergal's popular 1989 adaptation of Graham Greene's wry late-60s comedy. Citizens' Theatre. (:‘lttsgmt:

I Dance: Triple bill One of London's foremost contemporary groups. Random Dance present three oftheir recent works before retuming for New Moves next month. Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh.

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