The Aretology of Kyme Thurs 3-511: 5 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£3). Limited capacity. Zoe Alambicum (Life Distillation) - a loosely organised collective of Glasgow-based artists - present an off-beat. site-specific performance. melding digital and live opera. video and performance art with mystical texts of the Egyptian creation myth. Directed by local performance maverick Ken Davidson. who also wrote the libretto. See preview.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. C. Help: AA]. Closed Mons. Portrait Of A Woman Until Sun 22 Sept. 8pm. £8/£6.50 (£4). Gerry Mulgrew directs ever-adaptable Scottish company Communicado. in this searing courtroom drama based on the real—life 50s trial of a

murdering her lover. Annexe Conference 1996: Getting The

young Frenchwoman facing execution for

Stage Sat 21 Sept. l0am—6pm. £5 (£4). Glasgow-based Annexe Theatre Company hold their annual talking shop for writers and anyone interested in independent production. Topics include: how to get your work on stage. mounting a production and preparing a script for production.

The Plaza Fri 27—Sun 29 Sept. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Julie Fraser‘s debut play takes a waltz down memory lane with four Glasgow women in an empty dancehall reminiscing about the days when Friday night was foxtrot night and all the girls loved a nifty mover. Fraser's track record includes producing the [Jilllbl'llh’t'u Nights trilogy (BBC Scotland) and Double Nougat at this year's Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival. Experienced performer/tilmmaker Annie Griffin. whose previous projects in Glasgow include Ariadne ( I989) at The Tron and Channel 4‘s recent profile of the Scottish C laymores Cheerleaders ( I995). directs


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BENCHTOURS Human and the Sea ofStories adapted from Salman Rushdie’s novel 20 - 22 Sept, 7.30pm at Haddington Town House “Brought a sell out audience to a pitch that only a few productions get close to". Scotsman

GREENBELT THEATRE COMPANY .S'ltakespeare’s Legend of Pericles 30 Sept - 2 Oct, 7.30pm at Musselburgh Town Hall (Mat Wed 2 Oct at 2pm) classical drama with fabulous African/Celtic ori - inal music

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For bookings for all performances or further details, contact Brunton Theatre Box Office, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh Mon - Sat, IOam - 6pm, on Ol3l 665 2240



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Musselburgh as the maiden voyage of the Brunton Theatre’s final tour; before It returns to its refurbished home at the Brunton Hall. Pericles is presented by Greenbelt Theatre Company, who tackle the play with an intriguing mixture of Celtic and African live music

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Annexe Readings Tue l—Thurs 4 ()Ct. 8pm. Single reading £2.50; season ticket for four readings £5 (£4).

The Crusader Tue 1. Douglas Maxwell's tale of Knights Templar and Glasgow detectives fighting it out is the first in this series of readings frotn new Scottish writing staged by Glasgow-based Annexe Theatre.

In A Gold Place Wed 2 Oct. Annexe Theatre’s four-day binge of new writing continues with established Scottish writer Jack Gerson’s tale of a man behind bars in a Kafkaesquejail in a nightmare country which looks strangely familiar.

Frederick ll: Four Experiments Thurs 3 Oct. Jo Falla‘s story of a remarkable king with an obsession for science experiments is the third in this series of readings.

I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. W3. AS. H. C. 'I'. Help:


Billboards Wed 25 Sept—Sun 6 ()ct (not Mon). 8pm; Sats 2.30pm: Sun 29. 2pm: Wed 2 2pm. £4.50—£l9.50. See Dance and Frontlines.

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

We Are The Hibees! Until Sun 22 Sept. 7.30pm. Sun mat 2.30pm. £4.50—£l2.50. Weatherman Lloyd Quinan and veteran of the Scottish stage Una McLean (plus an unnamed actor filling in for the ailing Russell Hunter) get their kits on for this new musical comedy tracing the. er. triumphs and the tragedies of the team who hail from Edinburgh‘s Faster Road. Some would say the Hibs track record is a joke already. but not us. See review. Fortune’s Fool Tue 24—Sat 28 Sept. Tue—Sat 7.30pm; Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. £7.50—£l7.50. Classic drama from Chichester Festival Theatre. with the British premiere of Ivan Turgenev‘s 19th century Russian romantic comedy based round the comings and goings of a colourful cast of St Petersburg townspeople. The first of three plays in the King's Classic Gold Drama Season. See Frontlines.

Blood Brothers Mon 30 Sept—Sat 19 Oct. Mon—Sat 7.30pm; Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. £6.25—£22.50. Willy Russell‘s tear-jerking musical satire on the class system returns with its fable of two brothers separated at birth. Clodagh Rogers 70s ballad singer

extraordinaire turned actress takes the lead role as the boys‘ long-suffering ma. who looks ‘A little bit like Marilyn Monroe‘. See preview.

I OLD TOWN HALL Musselburgh. Tickets frotn Brunton Theatre box office: 665 2240.

The legend 0f Pericles Mon 30 Sept—Wed 2 Oct. 7.30pm; Wed mat 2.30pm. £6 (£5); mat £4. Shakespeare's lesser-known tale of shipwreck. loss and high adventure comes in for a revamp from Greenbelt Theatre with help from West Iind director/designer team James Roose-Iivans and Bruno Santini. and an unexpected dose of original African and Celtic music.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. G. C]

Evita Until Sat 28 Sept. Mon—Sat 7.30pm: Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. £5—£20. Marti Webb belts it out as Eva Peron in the hit- song-filled. blockbusting Rice-Lloyd Webber musical that‘s about to become a major movie starring Madonna and Antonia Banderas.

I THE TOWN HOUSE High Street, l-Iaddington. Bookings: Brunton Theatre Box Office. Brunton Hall. Musselburgh. 665 2240.

Haroun And The Sea of Stories Fri 20—Sun 22 Sept. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Edinburgh-based Benchtours return with this engaging adaptation of political exile Salman Rushdie's comic novel for adults and older children which tells of Rashid. a.k.a. Shah Of Blah. the storyteller who loses his ability to tell stories.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 I404. [Access: l.. Facilities: L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C] Closed Mons.

Hamlet Fri 20; Sun 22 Sept. 8pm. £8 (£4). Revival of Theatre Babel's rough ‘n' ready take on the bard's longest and best- loved tragedy.

Julius Caesar Until Sat 2i Sept. Sat 8pm; Fri lpm. £8 (£4). Theatre Babel‘s latest touring Shakespeare is this dark political drama set amongst the machinations of the senate.

One Voice - A Muster 0f Tales Mon 23 Sept. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). One-off event that explores storytelling in 20th century music. illustrated with narrative and contemporary music including Stravinsky. Nigel Osbome. Sohrab Uduman. John Woolrich and Jennifer Martin.

An Artist In The Family Tue 1 Oct. 7.30pm. Free. Performed reading of Victor Price's play.

so The List 20 Sept-3 Oct I996