I ADAM HOUSE Chambers Street. Tickets from Assembly Rooms. King's Theatre. Usher Hall. Queen‘s Hall. Ticketline (220 4349) or on the door from 6.30pm. Betrayal Until Sat 2 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group present Harold Pinter's chronologically warped (and — iii the light ofrecettt revelations - topical) study of complicity and wet in extra-marital affairs.
I B DlAM THEATRE 2a Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. C. Help: AA]
Taste Tue 5—Sat 9 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3/EUTC members £2.50). Sernatural comedy of blood and rttanners by Chris Young (who once wrote an episode of Dr Wlto) performed by student actors frottt Edinburgh University Theatre Company. Femme Fatale Wed 6 Nov. 1.45pm. £2.50 (EUTC members £2). Laughter. tears and suspenders is the bawdy promise from Edinburgh University Theatre Company's production of this play about gender relationships. written by Debbie lssit of Birmingham-based Snarling Beasties. The Prime or Miss Jean Brodie Wed 13 Nov. 1.45pm. £2.50 (£2 EUTC members). Muriel Spark‘s famous novel about the charismatic Morningside schoolteacher and her gaggle of girly pupils. adapted by Jay Pressen Allen for EUTC.
I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Marabou Stork Nightmares Until Sat 2 Nov. Fri 7.30pm; Sat 5pm/8.30pm. £3.50-£12.50. Irvine Welsh fever rolls on with this re-jigged stage version of his second novel. ﬁrst seen at Glasgow‘s Citizens’ Theatre last year. Adapted and directed by Harry Gibson. the man behind the stage version of Trainspotting. the play deals with sex. violence. and sexual violence in typically gritty and explicit fashion. See review. page 64.
La Cuisine D’Odile
French home cooking in the basement at the French Institute. Tables outside in garden.
Mon - Sat Inc. 12 to 2pm Booking Advisable 2pm to 8pm Coffee St Snacks.
13 Randolph Crescent
Edinburgh 0131-225 5685
oecodex Wed 6fl‘hurs 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £4.50—£l7.50. See Dance and Frontlittes.
The Jolly Beggars Fri 8/Sat 9 Nov. 7.30pm. £4.50—£9.50. See Touring and review. page 65.
Showstoppers Tue l2—Thurs 14 Nov. 7.30pm. £6.50—£ 19.50 (concs available). Gary Wilmot stars in the stage version of the TV show of the sattte name.
I KIHG’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 220 4349. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
Fame - The Stage Musical Until Sat 2 Nov. 7.30pm; Sat ntat 2.30pm. £lO.50—£l9.50 (concs available). The ﬁlttt that launched the TV show along with a thousand wannabe superstars. while boosting the legwartner industry. now takes to the stage direct from the \\’*st End. See review. page 64.
The School For Wives Tue 5—Sat 9 Nov. Mon—Sat 7.30pm; Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. £ l2.50—£ 17.50 (concs available). Moliére‘s classic comedy about the middle-aged cynic who trains up a young woman to be the 'perfect wife‘ attd gets more than he bargained for. adapted for the Sir Peter Hall Company by Ranjit Bolt and starring Peter Bowles as Arnolphe. Marlene Tue 12—Sat l6 Nov. Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Wed/Sat tnat 2.30pm. £9.50—£l4.50 (concs available). Siatt Phillips stars as Marlene Dietrich in Pam Gems‘s new musical play exploring the life and loves of the silver screen icon. See review. pa e 65.
I HETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] I Scottish International Storytelling Festival Until Sun 10 Nov. More frotn this fortnight of events celebrating the oral tradition and featuring a host oftales old and new for all ages.
Northern Frontiers Fri 1 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). From Scotland to Scandinavia attd back with Swedish storyteller Goran Hemberg and Scotland's David Campbell. Island Tales Sat 2 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Ian Stephen front Lewis and Laurence Tulloclt front Shetland sltare their stories of island life.
More Island Tales Mon 4 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Seoras Macplterson front Skye and Laurence Tulloch from Shetland with more tales of island life.
Sea Stories Tue 5 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Tales ofcatastrophe. courage and adventure at sea from Scot lan Stephen arid Swede Goran Hentberg.
The olesga Ceilidh Keelies Wed 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Music. rltyttte. song. story artd patter from Michael Keritts. Andrew Douglas and Ewan McVicar. Tales And legends 0t The Highland Clans Thurs 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Authentic stories of the Heelan‘ clans with Paraig MacNeill arid Seoras Macpherson. Northern Frontiers Fri 8 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Tales front the chillier climes of Iceland. Greenland and Lapland with Helen East and Goran Hetnberg. Traveller Tales Sat 9 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Tribute to the Scottish travellers who left us a legacy of stories and songs with Sheila Stewart. Stanley Robertson and lairt Stewart.
I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. G. C]
Neathclitt Tue 5 Nov—Sat 7 Dec. Mon—Sat 7.30pm. £10—£30. Saintly Sir Cliff Richard comes over all windswept for the starring role as dashittg. dangerous Heathcliff in his own musical adaptation
‘ of Etnin Bronte's Witt/wring Heights. So
far the critics hate it and the Cliffers fan club love it to bits. No great surprises there. then. See Frontlines. page 2.
I ROYAL lYOEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.
Cyrano oe Bergerac Until Sat 2 Nov. 7.45pm. £l-£15. Unrequited love.
Tunnock‘s teacakes and big hooters all play a prominent part itt Communicado‘s award-winning version of Rostand‘s tragi- contedy. performed in Edwin Morgan‘s rhyming Scots. Recommended.
The Merchant 0t Venice Fri 8—Sat 30 Nov. Mon—Sat 7.45pm: Sat l6/Wed 20/Sat 23 tttat 2.30pm. £ l—£15. Shakespeare's classic tragedy of love. greed. racism attd revenge. as performed by the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company. See preview. page 61.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] The Fall or The House Of Usherettes Until Sat 2 Nov. 8pm. £6.50 (£3). See Touring.
The Never-Ending Conga Tlturs 7-Sat 9 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£2.50). Edinburgh's mixed- ability theatre company Lung Ha present a fantastical tale of time-travel tltrouglt real life arid make-believe. The show takes itt Noah. the 'Iitanit‘ attd Dorothy from The Wizard 0j'0z. on the road to the birth of a universe. Directed by Johtt Mitchell with the company.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: 1.. Facilities: L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Closed Mons. Showtime Thurs 7—Sat 9 Nov. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). Renowned experitttetttal theatre outﬁt Forced Entertainment return with a new show set itt the bristling atmosphere of a dark. enchanted forest on the edge of an ugly housing estate in a Britain that
doesn't exist. Part of Assembly Alive! See
preview. page 62.
S.A.F.E. Tlturs l4—Sun l7 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£3). Multi-media experts Clanjamfrie assemble an all-female cast including a ten-year-old Scot. an lrislt ﬁddler attd a Welsh grandmother to reclaim the ltidden Itistory of women's lives with the help of everyday objects. memorabilia. home movies and projected landscapes. Part of Assetnbly Alive!
Something To Fall Back On Tue 12 Nov. 7.30pm. £2.50. Part of Assembly Alive! SeeIDance.
Gaining Ground Wed l3 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Part of Assembly Alive! See Dance.
Men Should Weep Until Sun 3 Nov. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Tony Graham directs the actors of TAG Theatre Company and Dundee Rep Theatre itt Etta Lamont Stewart's proud. epic tale of strong women. nosy neighbours arid brittle tttert iii a typical 30s Glasgow tenement. Wormwood Tue 5 Nov. 7.30pm. Free. Catherine Czerkawska's tale of a star named Wormwood is this month‘s performed reading.
Monday lizard Mon 4 Nov. 8pm. Montltly jamming session for established and wannabe performers. writers and musicians iii the suitably arty surroundings of the Traverse Cafe-Bar. Open Day Sat 2 Nov. llam—5pm. Free. Your chance to ﬁnd out how the Traverse lights work and why they use a cheese grater on the costumes in this backstage tour itt conjunction with the neighbouring Royal Lyceum Theatre.
I MAOROBERT ARTS GEHTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. [Access: P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G]
Long oay’s Journey Into Night Until Sat 2 Nov. 7.30pm. £9 (£4.50); apex £8 (£4). Eugene O’Neill's semi-autobiographical tale of domestic wranglings between various members of the Irish-American Tyrone clan. presented by Pitlochry Festival Theatre Company. featuring ﬁne performances front Edith Macarthur arid Michael Mackenzie.
The Fall or The House or llsherettes Thurs 7 Nov. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Touring.
Nutcracker Fri 8-Sat 9 Nov. 7.30pm; Fri 1.30pm; Sat 2.30pm. £8 (£4). See Dance.
This section lists all future dates in the central belt or shows that are on tour.
I The Blues Brother The short life and fast times of John Belushi. told through comedy. song and itnprov and starring American actor Steven Steen. known to audiences of Whose Line Is It Anvtvav? and Have I (For News For You.
Greenoek Arts Guild Thurs 7 Nov. 7.30pm.
Paisley A rts Centre Fri 8/Sat 9 Nov. 8pm. I Hamlet/Julius Caesar Theatre Babel alternate between a revival of their rouglt 'n‘ ready take on the bard‘s longest and best-loved tragedy. Hamlet attd a new production of his dark political thriller set amongst the machinations of the senate. Julius Caesar. Call Ol4l 226 8806 for more information.
Collier Theatre, (Ilasgott' Tue l9—Sat 23 Nov. lpm: 7pm.
'I'rannt'av. Glasgow Mon 25—Sat 30 Nov. lpm—8pm.
I Bold Girls Borderline Theatre Company take the high and western roads with their production of Rotta Munro‘s play. Set among a contemporary Belfast sisterhood. this version is directed by fornter Dundee Rep trainee Anna Newall. attd features a top-flight all-female cast. For information call 01292 28l 010.
Village 'I'heatre, [fast K ilbride Utttil Fri 1 Nov. 7.30pm.
Barr/it'lds Theatre, largs Sat 2 Nov. 7.30pm.
Mothenrell Cll‘lt' Theatre Fri 8 Nov. 7.30pm.
Harbour Arts Centre. In'ine Sat 9 Nov. 7.45pm.
I Bold Girls Meanwhile. taking the east road with a different version of the same play are the Bruttton Theatre Company. See review. page 65. For information call 0131 665 9900.
Haddington (‘orn lite/range Until Fri l Nov. 7.30pm.
Dunbar Grammar .S't'hool Thurs 7—Sat 9 Nov 7.30pm; Sat tnat 2.30pm.
I The Fall or The House or Usherettes Wacky. Devon-based Forkbeard Fantasy — who specialise itt live theatre/screen action crossover performance — offer up their own take on the centenary of cinema with this eye-bulging excursion into Liquid Film. which also features some wild mechanical sets.
Theatre ll’orkshop. [Edinburgh Until Sat 2 Nov. 8pm.
C(‘A. Glasgott- Tue 5/Wed 6 Nov. 8pm. MaeRobert Arts C entre, Stirling Thurs 7 Nov. 7.45pm.
I The Jolly Beggars Wildcat Theatre Company present Johtt Bett‘s adaptation of Robert Burns‘s 'rumbustious cantata' to celebrate the bawdy hard of Ayrshire's bicentennial year. Set iii an 18th century inn. it shows how drink cart help the poetry ﬂow. with chirpy attacks on the kirk artd other assorted high hcid-yins of the Scottish establishment. See review. page 65. For ittfortnation call 0141 221 6789.
C ottier Theatre. Glasgott- Until Thurs 7 Nov. 7.30pm.
Edinburgh F 'stival Theatre Fri 8/Sat 9 Nov. 7.30pm.
Pavilion Theatre. Barrjields Sat 16 Nov. 7.30pm.
I Scottish Dance Theatre Scotland’s only full-time contemporary dance company. based at Dundee Repertory Theatre. continue their second-ever mini- tour of Scotland with this mixed bill of works from South African choreographer Boyzie Cekwana. ex-Phoenix Dance Company mart Gary Lambert. local lad Andy Howitt and SDT's own Stephen Prickett. See review. page 64. For information call 01382 229 500.
Paisley Arts Centre Tue 12 Nov. 8pm. Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh Fri lS/Sat 16 Nov. 7.30pm.
Musselburgh Old Town Hall Fri 29/Sat 30 Nov. 7.30pm.
“The List l-l4 Nov 1996