THEATRE LISTINGS CONTINUED: EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE
Henry IV Mon 9—Fri l3 Dec. 7.30pm. Part One: Mon 9; Wed llzThurs 12 (2pm). Part Two: Tue l0; Thurs l2; Fri I3. Sat l4: Parts one and Two Marathon 5pm. £4-£ I4.50 (£4.50—£ l 2.50): marathon £8.25-£2 I .75 (£6.25—£l9.75). The bumper Bard package to top the lot. Totalling an epic six hours. English Touring Theatre's show can be seen over two evenings or in a marathon session on Saturday. Starring in Shakespeare‘s colourful history play are father and son Timothy West (Falstaff) and Samuel West (Prince Hal). See preview. page 55. I HOLYROOO HIGH SCHOOL Duddingston Road West. Tickets: 55| 2484. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Wed 4—Sat 7 Dec. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £4 (£3). Holyrood Drama Group with the tale of the nice girl. the nasty queen and seven dwarfs who sing while they work. I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 220 4349. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] The Adventures or Robinson Crusoe Thurs I2 Dec—Sat 25 Jan. lpm; 2pm; 3pm; 4.45pm; 7pm (check with box office which performances are on each day). £7.50--£ I450 (£5.50-£l I50). The panto star to top all panto stars this year. dishy David Essex plays the shipwrecked Crusoe for a swashbuckling seasonal treat with new music written by tissex plus a few of his old favourites (‘Hold Me Close‘ among others) for Mum and Auntie Beryl to sing along to. See preview. page 56. I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. (Access: R. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. G. Cl Ileathcliit Until Sat 7 Dec. Mon-Sat 7.30pm. £ l0~£30. Saintly Sir Cliffcomes over all windswept and frock-coated for the starring role as dashing. dangerous Heathcliff in his very own musical adaptation of Fmin Bronte‘s famous novel. So far the critics hate it and the
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with Fiona Knowles -1995 Evening News
Capital Award Winner-
in a murder mystery with a difference!!
Thurs 5 December 1996 8pm at the CCA 346 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow Tickets: £3.50/£l .50 Tel: 0141-332 7864
An ENCENDER Autumn Talk at the CCA
Cliffers fan club love it to bits. No surprises there then.
Phantom On Ice Tue IO-Thurs l4 Dec. 7.30pm; Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. £7—£l7.50 (cones available for certain performances). The much Olympic Gold- carrying Russian ice dancers of Wild Rose International get their skates on for a dramatic and colourful version of the smash-hit musical. See Frontlines. page 2. I ROYAL LYOEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.
The Merchant oi Venice Until Sat 30 Nov. 7.45pm. £l—£l5. Shakespeare’s classic chronicle of love. greed. racism and revenge. as performed by the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company.
The Sleeping Beauty Fri 6 Dec—Sat 4 Jan. 7pm: 2.30pm mats Sat 7/Sat l4/Fri 20 then each day until Sat 4. £4.50-£I5. Stuart Paterson — Scotland's Christmas show writer extraordinaire. who conjured tip last year's Merlin The Magniﬁcent for the Lyceum and whose Cinderella is at the MacRobert. Stirling this year — puts his own spin on the princess who sleeps for l00 years. Travelling through strange latids with bears and frogs and dragons. the show follows Princess Margarita as she and Talassa. Queen of Light attempt to reverse the curse of the evil Queen of Darkness. See review. page 57.
I ST BRIOE’S ENTRE ()rwell Terrace. 346 I405. [Access: PPA. l.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 0. C] Closed Suns. Ticketline: 220 4349.
Earball Wed 4 Dec. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). Gaelic company Tosg Theatar Gaidhlig present a tale of island life from the perspective of village caretaker Calum Dhonnchaidh. whose keen interest in other people‘s lives makes some wonder if something is missing in his own.
Dick Whittington And His Cat Mon 9—Sat 2l Dec. 7.30pm; mat I.30pm/Sat mat 2pm. £6 (£4). Panto king Ron Coburn and his pal Batntny Sammy light off competition from the big venues tip the road. with a ftill cast including a cat. an elephant and enough cheesy panto iokes to keep you going till next year.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (3. C. Help: AA] OI Nettles And Roses Mon 2—Tue 24 Dec (not Suns). l0.30am; l.30pm; 3pm; 7.30pm (check with box office which shows are on each day). £6.50 (£3); family ticket £l4. No Cinders or Sleeping Beauty here. as Robert Rae opts for the colourful mysticism of this ancient Yiddish folk tale. adapted to include all the familar ftttl aspects of a Christmas show. as well as traditional Yiddiin music. dancing and screen puppetry. See preview. page 56.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 I404. [Accessz l.. Facilities: l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Closed Mons.
Talking Bollocks Until Sat 30 Nov. 8pm.
£5 (£3.50). Tough talking on the thorny topic ofgrowing up and living as a gay man in Scotland from eight guys aged
2 1—56. who devised this award-winning show under the direction of leading Scottish theatre company 7:84. Part of Assembly alive!
Eggshell Blues Thurs 5—Sun 8 Dec. 8pm. £5 (£3.50). New outfit Skulduggeiy Theatre Company invite you to experience performance they claim goes beyond sight and sound. in this exploration ofco-dependent relationships. drawing on the absurd. the bizarre and what's curiously described as ‘lickle reality'. See preview. page 58.
one Good Beating ()pen rehearsal: Tue 3/Wed 4 Dec. I lam. £2 (£l). Performance: Fri I3—Sun l5 Dec. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). The first event in the Naked Stages season. giving an insight into the creative cogs and wheels of the Traverse. Linda McLean‘s play. directed by artistic director Philip Howard. will be seen in open rehearsal. followed by a workshop production without set. costumes or lighting design.
Public Playwrighting Workshop Sat 7 Dec. l laltl»-4.30pnl. £5 (£3). A workshop on dialogue for intermediate playwrights. led by Judith Johnson. Part of Naked Stages.
By Many Wounds Tue l0 Dec. 7.30pm. Free. Performed reading of a new full- length play written by '/.innie Harris and directed by John Tiffany. Developed from a Traverse Sharp Slim-ts commission. Part of Naked Stages.
All Steamed Up Sat l4 Dec. 3pm. £2 (£l). Non-commissioned writers showcase excerpts from plays-in-progress. while the Traverse's resident playwright Mike Cullen (who wrote The Cut) and other writers present help develop their scripts. depending on your point of view. Part of Naked Stages.
I CUMBERNAULO THEATRE Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 0l236 732887. [Accessz PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
The Pied Piper 0f Hamelin Until Sat 28 Dec. l0am and/or lpm and/or 7pm (check with box office for which shows are on each day). £6 (£4.75); family ticket £19. The famous German legend of the piper with magical powers. adapted by artistic director Simon Sharkey atid the theatre‘s professional company in the vivid tradition of last year's It’tunpe/stiltvkin.
I MACRORERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 0I786 46| ()8 I. [Accessz P. PI’A. l.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G]
Cinderella Fri 29 Nov—Sat 28 Dec. l0.30am/2pin/7.30pm (check with box office which shows are on each day). £9 (£6); apex £8 (£5): fatnin ticket £24. Prolific Scottish playwright Stuart Paterson reworks the famous rags-to- riches fairytale with his familiar stamp of
humour. magic and quirky twists to stories you think you know. More Christmas show than panto. bttt no skimping on the ‘oh no you don'ts‘.
I UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING SPORTS HALL Stirling. 0I786 46l 08 l'. 24-hour credit card hotline 0541 555 575.
Comedy OI Errors Tue 3--Sat 7 Dec. 7.30pm; Wed/Fri mat 2pm. £ I0 (£5). The only Scottish performances for the RSC's touring version of Shakespeare's early comedy of lookalikes and mistaken identities. Directed by Tim Supple. artistic director of London’s Young Vic. the show will be staged in various unconventional venues around the country. which for Stirling means the University's enormous sports hall. See preview. page 55.
This section lists all future dates in the Central Belt of shows that are on tour. I Hamlet/Julius Caesar Theatre Babel alternate between a revival of their rough 'n' ready take on the bard's longest and best-loved tragedy. Hamlet. and a new touring production of his dark political thriller set among the machinations of the senate. Julius Caesar. Call 0I4I 226 8806 for more information.
'I'ratnirav. (I/uvumv Until Sat 30 Nov. Ipm; 8pm.
I Scottish Dance Theatre Scotland's otin full-time contemporary dance company conclude their second-ever mini-tour of Scotland with this mixed-hill of works from South African choreographer Boy/.ie Cekwana. ex- Phoenix Dance Company man Gary Lambert. local lad Andy Howitt and SDT‘s own Stephen Prickett. See review. For information call 0| 382 229500. riluxse/lntrq/i ()It/ 'Iinvn Hall Ft'i 29/Sat 30 Nov. 7.30pm.
I The Nightingale Hullaballoo Children‘s Theatre reach the places other Christmas shows don't always reach. touring community venues with their adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's tale of the mechanical songbird with the beautiful voice. Following their whistle-stop tottr round Edinburgh. the company transfer to Glasgow's Mitchell 'l‘heatrc. I'UI‘ further information on llullaballoo‘s community (our. contact Martin Ayres at Iitlinburgh Touring Circuit: 0l3l 3l5 2l5l.
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Ruvstan II'art/ielmrn (‘mninnnitv ('t'ntre. lit/inlntre/t Tue 3 Dec. 7pm.
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l’i/tan 'I‘rtaniele Arts Centre. lz't/lnlntre/i Thurs 5 Dec. 3.30pm.
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'I'ltt' Allie/It'll T/It'tlll’t'. (i/(ls‘emv Moll l6—Sat 2l Dec. Tue I7-~l-'ri 20 l0.30am; Tue l7—Thurs I9 l.3()pm: Sat 2l 2pm: Mon l6/Fri 20/Sat 2| 7pm.
English Touring Theatre
HENRY IV Part 1 8c 2
by William Shakespeare
Starring father and son actors Timothy and Samuel West with Gary Waldhorn. Seen separately or as one marathon performance on Saturday, each part of Henry IV Is an epic of high-spirited rhetoric,
low-keyed comedy and blood thirsty lighting. “Uneasy lies the head that wean the crown"
Monday 9 to Saturday 14 December. Part 1, Mon e. Wed at 7.30pm.
Part 2, Tues, Thurs at Fri at 1.30m. Part 1, more at 2pm. Marathon, Sat at 3pm.
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