I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 220 4343. 'l‘ickctline: 220 434‘).

Golden Suites Mon S/l‘ue ‘) Apr. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). See dance.

I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE l3/2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. [Access: l.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. I. Help: A]

Swan Lake Tue ‘)-—Sat 13 Apr. 7.30pm: Thurs tnat 2pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £4.50—£25.50. See Dance and l-rontlines. Calamity Jane Until Sal o Apr. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £.‘~.25-~£23.50. (lemma Craven swoons opposite Stephen ol' the clan ;\lc(jann in the Wild West Hollywood comedy that put Doris Day down ill musical history as the gun- slinging tomboy turned proper little \vii‘c. COSi Fan Tutte Wed 17 Apr. 7.15pm. £4.50-«L'l7.50. See Classical i\' ()pera listings.

Carmen Thurs 18 Apr. 7. l5pm. £4.50--£l7.5(l. See (‘lassical & ()pera listings.

I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 220 434‘). [Access: R. |.. l-‘acilities: WC. H. (i: AA]

Great Expectations Until Sat Apr. 7.30pm: Sat mat 2.30pm. £6.50-L‘IS50. Mike Read returns from the Radio One l)J graveyard as a showbiz. impressario. in this spectacular musical version or Dickens‘ classic with tnusic and lyrics by

the bespectacled one himself. Scary stuff. |


Nice blond boy-next-door Darren Day and Nyree Dawn Porter star as Pip and Miss Havisham. and there's a surprise appearance from Colin (Dr Who) Baker as Magwitch. See review.

Conduct Unbecoming Tue mm 13 Apr. Tue-Fri 7.30pm: Wed mat 2.5(lpttl‘. Sat 2.30pm/Spm. Scandal and intrigue are rife in the regimental ranks of Colonial India iti Barry England‘s high-intensity drama. Carol Drinkwater. (.iet‘ald Harper. Andrew Lancel and Christopher Blake star. See


The Shakespeare Revue .\lon l5~~Sat 20 Apr. 7.30pm: Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. £5.50—E l4.5(). The esteemed Royal Shakespeare Company poke not-so-gentle

fun at. er. Shakespeare in this evening oi" ! Bard-inspired comic sketches and songs-

from Victoria Wood. Stephen l-ry. Maureen l.iptnan. Cole Porter. Stephen Sondheim and Noel Coward. See preview. I MEADOWBANK SPORTS CENTRE London Road. Tickets from Ticketline. 220 434‘).

lob’ster Circus Sat I3 Apr. 7.30pm. to. American juggling outiit Blink top the bill at this centrepiece for the Ninth Annual British Juggling Convention. which also brings to Edinburgh acts from .-\usiralia. liurope and the l‘lx’. Switrerland's Laurent l’et'ellet and (iermany’s l)ino will be keeping their hands in. and there'll terrifying aerial displays from Britain's Heir ()l insanity. but obviously some of the programme is up in the air at this point.

Skullduggery among the ranks: Barry England’s Conduct Unbecoming at the King’s Theatre,

Edinburgh. See Frontlines

I OUT OF THE BLUE 25 Blackfriars Street. 556 5204.

Burst The Box Cabaret Eri ii Apr. 9pm. £4 (£3). With iii-house bar. Not your usual cabaret from the mysterious Bongo Club Productions. Surreal. chaotic and erotic puppetry and talking socks are promised in what's billed as Scotland's first showcase of live object animation.

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

Facilities: WC. W8. G. C]

The Phantom of the Opera Until Sat 25 May. Mon—Sat 7.30pm. Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. £5—£27.50. Still two months to go for Andrew 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.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 22‘) 9697. [.Acess: P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (j. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.

Legends Fri 5—Sat 6 Apr. 7.45pm. £3.50—L‘7. The songs. and the life-stories ol'Judy Garland and Edith Piaf. as sung by Lesley Mackie and narrated by Terry Wale in this spin-off from the West End show jia/v And Pia]. in which Mackie played both title roles.

Pygmalion Fri I: Apr-Sat 4 May (free preview Thurs l l Apr). Mort—Sat 7.45pm: matinees Sat 20.Wed 24. Sat 27 Apr 2.30pm. £54." l 3. Newcomer Emily Winter and Cardiac Arrest regular Michael Mackenzie star in Sir George Bernard Shaw's classic of social manipulation. iii which Eliza Doolittle (the role made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the musical version My Fair Lat/v) rises front humble Cockney flower- seller to society belle. Directed by Hugh Hodgart for the Lyceum company. the show opens on home turf before embarking on a major tour. See preview. I ST BRIOE’S CENTRE ()rwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Accessz PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] Closed Suns. Ticketline: 220 434‘).

Nova Until Sat 13 Apr (not Sun). 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4.50). Crazy concoction involving an exploding star. a grave- robbing minister. at dipsomaniac writer and a computer whizzkid in a show written by Robert Forrest and performed by l-ii‘th Estate as part of the Edinburgh international Science Festival.

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11-24%, .-. Ill Dance: Swan Lake Adventures In Motion Pictures turn the tables on tradition with a version ofthe much loved. but normally very pink and fluffy ballet, casting all the (usually dainty. female) swans as big hairy men. See Frontlines. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

II Angels In America Tony Kushner’s play phenomenal in every sense receives its Scottish premiere from 7:84 Theatre Company, directed by iain Reekie. Despite budgetary restrictions, a truly wonderful script is brought to life by a strong cast, lots of design flair and a great score by John Cobban. See review. Tron Theatre. Glasgow.

lI Comedy: Eddie izzard’s Talking Ballots The prince of tangential observation supported by a bill of leading Scots comics (including Rhona Cameron, Parrot and Fred MacAulay) heads up a night to promote awareness of democratic rights and duties. See Agenda. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

I The Trick is To Keep Breathing One more chance to see Michael Boyd‘s fine and still-developing adaptation of Janice Galloway's story of bereavement. isolation and redemption. Presented once again by the Tron Theatre Company. who are en route to Canada with it. Tramway. Glasgow

be found in the listings above.

' Thursday-iii" Friday 12


Angels ln America Angels in America

' Saturday 13 Sunday 14

This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow’s and Edinburgh’s main theatres, more information can

For events at Community Centres and other venues, see detailed listings elsewhere in this section. For details of cabaret and music events see appropriate listings. Performances shown in brackets are previews.

I Tuesday 16

"iiiii'nday 15

Wednesday 17



Human Tales See Classical

Angels In America Angels in America

Let's Play Murder

Please Stay

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Othello Othello

'I‘he Trick is . . .

Angels lti America

Angels in America

Angels in America

Swan Lake Swan Lake

Conduct Unbecoming,

Phantom. . . Phantom . .

(Pygmalion) l’y gmalion

Nova Nova

Limbo Limbo

_ LuShfltespeare Revue Shakespeare Revue Shakespeare Revue ___Plia_nt~om_. _7 Phantom . . . Phantom . . . Phantom. . . Phantom . . . . Piglljflll‘)” Pygmalion Pygmalion Pygmalion muflPygmalion ._-._ N912--- % - - - __ - _. _ Limbo limbo Resurrection H Resurlection

Conduct Unbecorning- Conduct L'nbecoming -<

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See Classical See Classical

Shakespeare Revue

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