Scottish International Storytelling Festival Mon 28 Oct—Sun l0 Nov. Two weeks of events celebrating the oral tradition. and featuring a host of tales old and new for all ages.

An llrltney Tapestry Mon 28 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). A celebration in words and music of the life and work of Orcadian poet George Mackay Brown.

language (It Eden Tue 29 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). An evening of Scottish Gaelic stories. music and tradition in the language of the Gaels.

Willie MacPhee - A Man You Don’t Meet Every Day Tue 29 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Traveller. storyteller. piper and tinsmith. Willie relaxes himselfand us with his fireside entertainment.

A Illst O Stories Wed 30 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Humour. history. tales true and yarns fantastical are spun out tonight. Hallowe’en lIight Thurs 31 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Scary stories are explored. together with the origins of this ancient festival.

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

Aida Fri 18 Oct. 7. l5pm. £7.50—£44. See Classical & Opera listings.

The Magic Flute Sat l9 Oct. 7.15pm. £7.50-£44. See Classical & Opera listings.

Hollywood And Broadway Wed 30 Oct. 7.30pm. £l2.50—£15.50. Lorna Lqu and Wayne Sleep give it loads. showbiz style. I ROYAL lYOEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G, C. T. Help: A. AA]. Closed Suns.

Cyrano lie Bergerac Until Sat 2 Nov. 7.45pm; Sat l9/Sat 26 mat 2.30pm. £l—£15. Unrequited love. Tunnock‘s teacakes and big hooters all play prominent pans in Communicado‘s

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BOLD GIRLS by Rona Munro

An «yard-twinning and stirring play, alive with humour, looking at the lives of women in troubled Belfast l7 - I9 Oct at 7.30pm Sat Mat I9 October at 2.30pm Musselburgh Town Hall 23 - 24 October at 7.30pm Marine Hotel, North Berwick 2S - 26 October at 7.30pm Prestonpans Community Centre 30 October - l November at 7.30pm Haddington Corn Exchange 7 - 9 November at 7.309m Sat Mat 9 November at 2.30pm Dunbar Grammar School

Tickets £6 (Full) £5 (Cone) £4 (Madness)

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award-winning I992 rhyming Scots adaptation (by Edwin Morgan) of Edmond Rostand’s romantic comedy. revived by Communicado and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company. See review.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA]. The Fall 01 The llouse 0t Ilsherettes Tue 29 Oct—Sat 2 Nov. 8pm. £6.50 (£3). See Touring and Frontlines.

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

The Stop Quartet Sat l9 Oct. 8pm. £7 (£4). See Dance.

A Meeting With The Monster Wed 23—Sun 27 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£3.50). Scots novelist Alexander Trocchi has been rehabilitated into the public eye over the last five years or so. This pivotal figure of the Beat generation. author of Young Adam and Cain 's Bonk. founder of Project Sigma and big-time junkie has had a secret fan base up till now. but the resurgence of Scottish underground literature has increased Trocchi’s status. David Millar‘s play. directed by John Mitchell for Merlin Theatre Company. attempts to cut through the bullshit and get to the heart of the great man himself. See feature. page l9.

King Stag Thurs 24—Sat 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). Opera Circus present a comic folk opera based on a play by Carlo Gozzi. all about one man‘s search for true love in a hidden kingdom sometime in the last century. Directed by David Glass. Opera Circus will also be presenting a Public Workshop on Sat 26 Oct at llam. Come and learn with the company that moves and sings! No previous experience is necessary. though places are limited. Tickets for workshop and performance are £9 (£5). To book contact Claire Beattie on ()131 228 3223.


I CUMBERHAIILO THEATRE Kildrum. Cumbemauld. 01236 732887. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA].

The Crisp Poke Eflect Until Sat 19 Oct. 7.45pm. £5 (£2.50). Community play by Brian J. Miller travelling forward in time to a possible Cumbemauld of the future where robots run amok and eco-disasters reign.

I MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. [Access: P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G].

Stung Fri 25 Oct. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Dance.

Endgame Sat 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50)/£6 (£3). Beckett's absurdist masterpiece empties the bins once more in this production by Compass Theatre Company. who return to Stirling following their successful production of Dr Faustus.

The Fall (It The House Of Usherettes Thurs 7 Oct. 7.45pm. See Touring.


This section lists shows that are touring the central belt.

I Bold Girls Borderline Theatre Company take the high and western roads with their production of Rona Munro’s play. Set among a contemporary Belfast sisterhood. this version is directed by former Dundee Rep trainee director Anna Newall. and features a top-flight female cast. For information call 01292 281 010.

Ryan Centre. Stranraer Tue 22 Oct. 7.30pm.

Palace Theatre. K ilmarnot‘k Fri 25 Oct. 7.30pm.

Borderline Theatre. Ayr Sat 26—Mon 28 Oct. 7.30pm.

Greenock Arts Guild Tue 29 Oct. 7.30pm.

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