I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]. Oi liettles And Roses Until Tue 24 Dec (not Suns). 10.30am/l .30pm/3pml7.30pm (check with box office which shows are on each day). £6.50 (£3); family ticket £14. 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 fun aspects of traditional Scottish panto as well as traditional Yiddish music. dancing and screen puppetry. See review feature. pages 14/15.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: 1.. Facilities: L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Closed Mons.

Toy Box Tales Until Sat 14 l)ec.Fri 1.30pm/7pm; Sat 1.30pm/4pm. £4 (£2.50); family ticket £12. See Touring. All Steamed tlp Sat 14 Dec. 3pm. £2 (£1). Non-commissioned writers showcase excerpts from plays-in-progress. while the Traverse‘s resident playwright Mike (The Cu!) Cullen and other writers present. chew them up and spit them out. or help develop their scripts. depending on your point of view. Part of the Traverse‘s current Naked Stages season. exposing the bare bones of the theatre’s operation. One Good Beating Until Sun 15 Dec. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Post-show discussion: Sat 14 Dec. A chance to preview Linda Mclean‘s new tale of two adults who choose to wreak revenge on their father by way of one good beating. in this ‘workshop production' without set. costumes or lighting. Part of the Naked Stages season.


I CUMBERHAULO THEATRE Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. [Accessz PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA].

The Pied Piper or llamelin Until Sat 28 Dec (not Suns; 25 Dec). 10am/lpm/7pm (check with box office which performances 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 and the theatre‘s professional company in the vivid tradition of last year's Rmn/wlstiltskin. See review feature. pages 14/15.

I MACRORERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. [Accessz P. PPA. 1.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G].

Cinderella Until Sat 28 Dec (not Suns or 25 Dec). 10.30am/2pm/7.30pm (check with box office which performances are on each day). £9 (£6); apex £8 (£5); family ticket £24. Prolific Scottish playwright Stuart Paterson reworks the famous rags-to-riches fairytale with his familiar stamp of humour. slapstick. bewitched magic and quirky twists to stories you think you know. More Christmas show than panto. but no stinting on the ‘oh no you don't‘s. See review feature. pages 14/15.


This section lists all future dates in the central belt ot shows that are on tour.

I Toy Box Tales Scotland‘s cheeriest children‘s entertainers. The Happy Gang. have the smiles wiped off their faces when mysterious evil forces shrink them to tiny proportions and trap them in their toy box. Now that's a shame. All that’s left now is for the Happy Godmother to descend with magic wand and the children in the audience to shout and scream ti11 Beth. Spatz and Mr P are returned to their rightful size. Yippee. Call 0131 441 4491 for more information. Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh Until Sat 14 Dec. various times.

Town Hall, Airdrie Sat 21 Dec.

Town Hall, Falkirk Fri 27 Dec.



Dance pertormances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days betore publication. Dance listian compiled by Ellie Carr.

I ST MUHGO’S MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART Castle Street. For more information contact Department Of Performing Arts And Venues: 0141 287 0104.

Act Of Creation Sat 14 Dec. Nomi/12.45pm/l .30pm. Free. Glasgow- based dancers Karen Grant and Marissa Zanotti present three ‘interactive' dance works responding to the gallery's temporary exhibition .‘it'! ()_/'(‘rcutimi and to various ready-made instructions chosen by members of the audience. A bit like the old Whose Line Is I! Anvimv formula. but with dance moves. Part of Glasgow Dance Project's ongoing ( MT The Wall series.

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA].

The Nutcracker Until Sal 2| Dec. 7.15pm: Thurs mats 1.30pm/Sat mats 2.15pm. £5 -£29.5(). Scottish Ballet do that Christmas thing and dig out the Sugar Plum Fairy outfits. for what may he the farewell tour of company founder Peter Darrell‘s much-loved version of the fairytale ballet. See review feature. pages 14/15.

I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 529 3993.

Indian Bengali Cultural Association Sat 14 Dec. 2.30—4.30pm. Free. Dance. recitation and songs based on the works of world poet. Rabindranath Tagore and other melodies of Bengal. Part of the Peoples ()1' Edinburgh exhibition.

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


The Nutcracker Mon 23 1)ec--Wed 8 Ian (not 25/26 Dec; 1/2 Jan). 7.30pm (not Tue 31 Dec); Tue/Sat mat 2.30pm. £4.50—£30 (£4.50—£27). See Theatre Royal. Glasgow and review feature. pages 14/15.

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Thurs 28 November - Sat 28 December ' Tickets from £3.50 BOX OFFICE 01236 732887

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