THE JOBBIHC ACTOR: Hachel Pittman (seen here with Carol Brannan) counts herselt lucky that she’s worked more- or-Iess constantly since she lett Webber Douglas drama school in 1990. For her first job at the Citizens’ Theatre, she’s reviving the role oi Dorothy in The Wizard 0! 02, a role she tormerly played in a large-scale touring production which visited the Edinburgh Festival Theatre in March 1995. She prelers working at the Citz, though: ‘there’s more at an ensemble teeling,’ she says. (AB)

The Wizard 0! 01, Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 3-Sat 18 Jan.


These are the protessionally produced pantos and Christmas shows in the Central Belt this season. For details or times and ticket prices, see under venue in Theatre listings.

I The Borrowers Fablevision. Cottier Theatre. Glasgow. until Sat 4 Jan.

I The Christmas Wishes Show The Singing Kettle. SECC. Glasgow. Thurs 5—Sat 28 Dec.

I Cinderella Hopscotch Theatre Company. East Kilbride Arts Centre. Wed ll—Fri l3 Dec.

I Cinderella King's Theatre. Glasgow. Fri

6 Dec—Sat 18 Jan.

I Cinderella MacRobert Arts Centre. Stirling. Fri 29 Nov—Sat 28 Dec.

I Cinderella Pavilion Theatre. Glasgow. Tue 3 Dec—Sat 25 Jan.

I Dick Whittington And His Cat Ron Coburn Company. St Bride's Centre. Edinburgh. Mon 9—Sat 2l Dec.

I Fortunate Jock And The Three Golden Hairs Brunton Theatre Company. Musselburgh Town Hall. Mon 23—Sat 28 Dec.

I Hook KYBO Theatre Cotnpatty. East Kilbride Arts Centre. Thurs l2—Mon 23 Dec.

I Jack And The Beanstalk Paisley Arts Centre. Mon 2—Sat 28 Dec.

I The llutcracker Scottish Ballet. Theatre Royal. Glasgow. Tue 3—Sat 2] Dec; Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Mon 23 Dec—Sat 4 Jan.

I or Hettles And Hoses Theatre Workshop. Edinburgh. Mon 2—Tue 24 Dec. I Pied Piper 0i Hamelin Cumbernauld Theatre. until Sat 28 Dec.

I Robinson Crusoe King's Theatre. Edinburgh. Thurs l2 Dec—Sat 25 Jan.

I The Sleeping Beauty Royal Lyceum Company. Edinburgh. Fri 6 Dec—Sat 4 Jan. I Tales oi the Arabian Nights

. Communicado Theatre Company. Trott THE DOUBLE-ACT. Cillian llerr lien) and Shonagh Price Theatre. Glasgow. Tue I 0 Dcc_5m 4 Jan. have become something or a ttxture at Theatre I “Mm was The H1 Gang Traverse Workshop, and are now making their third appearance as , . . ‘Ppy_

. . . . . Theatre. Edinburgh. Tue l0 Sun IS Dec. a double-act (writing much oi their own material) In the . . , ,. l .

. . , I The Wizard iii 01 Citizens Theatre.

resident company’s shows tor kids. They ve also sparred Gm 0w Tue , 039% '8 Jan in lain Heggie’s two-handers Politics In The Parlr and ‘g ' Waiting For Shuggies Ma with the tiny Edinburgh-based Monkey Proiect company. But they’d like it known that

they’re not joined at the hip. Gillian recently appeared in r A Meeting With The Monster at the Traverse; while Shonagh will be lamiliar to those who take the High

Road. (All)

or Nettles And noses, Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh, ' revrews

Over the next two weeks, our team of critics will be sharpening their pencils and warming up their

THE CHILDREN’S EHTEHTAIHEHS: The Singing Kettle are limt believers in the old adage, it it ain’t broke don’t fix it, and are presenting yet another take on their ‘we’ve lost our kettles - can you help us tind them?’ storyline. As ever, audience participation is the name oi the game, with sing-a-long meisters Cilla, Artie, Cary and Jane endeavouring to make all your Christmas wishes come true. Party hats and tinsel are de rigueur, and 40,000 punters have already signed up tor the privilege, so don’t hang about. (KMcM)

The Singing Kettle’s Christmas Wishes Show, notebooks srcc, Glasgow, Thurs 5-Sat280ec. (oh yes they will !) to cover

central Scotland’s

THE DANCE srrtn: Adrian Burnett is Christmas shows. the twinkle-teed, llew Zealand-born

lead soloist of Australian Ballet,

who’s leaping over to Scotland on an / Our Christmas/ N ew Year exchange with Scottish Ballet’s , ' ' Aussie Campbell McKenzie. Burnett W/ dOUble Issue will carry

reviews; plus full listings of all the above shows.

joins the company tor their seasonal treat, The Nutcracker, and has a

hard act to tollow, given McKenzie’s superstar status and surt-god looks. But judging by the Kiwi’s round-the-

world-trip ot a CV and suitably eltin r - - 3

looks, he’s a cracking choice of no? t ""55 The L'_St s

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Mon 23 Decemben I

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