music written by Essex plus a few of his old favourites (Hold Me Close etc. etc) for Mutn and Auntie Beryl to sing along to. See review opposite.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L.

Facilities: WC. W5. G. C]

Crazy For You Until Sat 25 Jan. 7.30pm; Wed/Sat mats 2.30pm. £7—£l7.50 (concs available). From the producers of Me And My Girl and 42ml Street comes this rave- reviewed Gershwin musical comedy starring Patrick Mower ('Iiirget. Special Branch and Front Page Story) as Broadway theatre impresario Bela Zangler. with a swinging soundtrack of Gershwin classics and fast-steppin' dance routines.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W3. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.

Df Jekyll And MT Hyde Fri l0 Jan—Sat 1 Feb (free preview Thurs 9 Jan). Mon—Sat 7.45pm; Sat l8/Wed 22/Sat 25 Jan 2.30pm. £l—£15. The Lyceum opens its spring season with David Edgar‘s moody take on R.L. Stevenson‘s famous tale of two halves. Directed by the Lyceum's Kenny Ireland. the show includes appearances by Laurie Ventry (Loot. Montrose) as the doctor with the double life. Gareth Thomas (Blake in Blake 's Seven) and Molly lnnes (from the Traverse's I996 Fringe hit Shining Souls). See preview. page 63.

There’s no business like show business: Crazy For You at the Edinburgh Playhouse

Things are looking up: Ricochet Dance Company perform two new pieces at Edinburgh’s



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

I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE I3/29 Nicolson Street. 5296000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

les Ballets Trockadero oe Monte Carlo Fri iO—Sat ll Jan. 7.30pm. £8.50—£15.50 (£6.50—£l3.50). Not taking ballet very seriously at all are the dragged-up dance- datnes of New York's bizarre Les Ballets Trockadero. These are the only British performances by the all-male. classically

Traverse Theatre

trained drag troupe. who parody great choreography from Swan Lake to modern dance icons like George Balanchine. Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham. all under cover of blonde ballerina wigs. pouting lips and buckets of blusher. See Frontlines. page 2.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 I404. [Access: I... Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]

Ricochet Dance Company Fri 17/8211 18 Jan (post-show discussion Sat [8). 8pm. £6 (£3). Young. trendy. short-haired. vest- wearing dance from London-based Ricochet. known for their democratic policy of letting the dancers as opposed to egomaniac artistic directors choose their own choreographers. Last seen at the I995 Fringe. the company returns with the world premiere of two new works; one by London-based Venezualan Javier De Frutos. who recently performed his solo show Tranmtlantic at Glasgow‘s Tramway: and one by thinking person‘s choreographer/improviser. Rosemary Lee. See preview. page 63.

Catch the best theatre this fortnight.

“I Dr Jekyll And Mr Ilyde Kenny Ireland directs the Lyceum company in a new version of Stevenson’s classic horror yarn by leading English playwright David Edgar. Laurie Ventry (pictured above in the Lyceum production of Joe Orton’s Loot) stars as both halves of the split personality. See preview. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Edinburgh. I Dance: to: Ballets Tockadero oe Monte Carlo Glamorous troupe of burly burlesque ballerinas, who hail from New York but have taken the world by storm with their classically- trained drag send-ups of the great choreographers. See Frontlines. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. I The Wizard 0! 02 Following the Yellow Brick Road with aplomb are the Citizens‘ company. who enact Dorothy‘s colourful journey from Kansas to Oz and back under the direction of Giles Havergal. Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow. r I Crazy For You Banish the posi- festive blues with George and Ira Gershwin's feelgood showbiz musical, starring rakish Patrick Mower as a Broadway producer. Tim Flavin as his academic rival in both business and love. and Fiona Benjamin as the woman between them. Edinburgh Playhouse. I Cinderella Our critics rated this the best of the four Cinderellas on offer and the best traditional panto of all in central Scotland this year. Gerard Kelly, Barbara Rafferty and Elaine C. Smith lead the cast in Bob Black’s boisterous retelling of the classic fairytale. King ’3 Theatre, Glasgow.

This grid Includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow’s and Edinburgh’s main theatres, more Information can be found In the listings above. For events at Community Centres and other venues, see detailed listings elsewhere In this section. For details of cabaret and music events see appropriate listings. Performances shown In brackets are previews. Wrsday 16 Friday 17 Saturday 18 Sunday 19 Monday 20 Tuesday 21 Wednesday 22 Thursday 23 Wizard Of Oz Wizard Of Oz Wizard Of Oz - - - - Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella - - - - Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella - See Classical & Opera - The Witches The Witches The Witches - - - Tangled Webs - -

- - - - See Classical & Opera - See Classical & Opera Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe Crazy For You Crazy For You Crazy For You - Crazy For You Crazy For You Crazy For You Crazy For You Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - Ricochet Dance Co. Ricochet Dance Co - - - i -

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