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Freeway Stage present a work in progress

Thur 30 May - Sat 1 Jun Kaos Theatre presents VIRTUAL MORALlTY

a double bill fusing mesmerising physical style with two dynamic new texts

John McGrath's THE LAST OF THE

MacEAC HANS with Elizabeth MacLennan

A play about heroes. with laughs and tall tales. music and myth. A play about loss and the Highlands today.

ISLE OF DOGS by Xavier Leret and SOMOGYI’S MONOLOGUE by Stewart Harcourt

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£4. 50/(23) powerful and relevant...


Tickets : £6.50 (£3)


i 34 Hamilton Place

Edinburgh E I All performances start 8pm | Box Office : 0131 226 5425

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:3 g 27 May - 1 June . r, .' The Plan 9 From Outer Space film season

. including Plan 9, Ed Wood. other 8 classics i Cameo Cinema, Tickets 0737 228 4747

Plan 9 From Outer Space - The Musical

Possibly the whackiest. tackiest basis for a stage musical, Ed Wood meets Lloyd Webber. King’s Theatre, Tickets £8.50 - £74.50 0737 220 4349

Thur 28 May 7.30pm

The Plan 9 Bonnybridge Bus Trip

Malcolm Robinson, Editor of Strange Phenomenon magazine hosts a bus trip to the Bonnybridge triangle - site of over 2,000 UFO sightings in the last 3 years.

Departs King's Theatre. Tickets £5, (E2) 0737 220 4349

Wed 5 June 10.30pm

The‘Plan 9 From Outer Space Festival Party Mercado '3, Tickets £5 (free tickets to the musical on the night) 0137 220 4349

Bacardi Black Nights Present your tickets on the following nights of the Festival for tree Bacardi Black

Tuesdays - Traverse Bar Thursdays - City Cafe Fridays - Iguana

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