Sex, Chips and Ouzo l-‘ri lS/Sat 1‘) Apt". 8pm. £6 (£3). Presented at last year's Edinburgh Festival I-‘ringe as Kunmki this farcical comedy. set it) a wonderfully tacky 70s Cyprus follows the exploits of two good-time gals and their encounter with a couple of suitably sleazy pick-up merchants.

KING'S THEATRE Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. (‘andleriggs see Ticket details above. [Accessi l’I’A. l.. l‘acilities: WC. WS. II. (i. C. Help: A. AA]

Piaf Until Sat .5 Apr. 7.30pm; Sat mat 3pm. £(>—£l() (cones available). See Touring.

Singing In The Rain Thurs 17 ‘Sat 26 Apr. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. £5-£ l 5 (concs available). The Apollo Players resurrect the Broadway version of this legendary musical with much singing. dancing attd splashing er) route. OLD FRUITMARKET Albion Street. Phone bookings. Ticket ('entre. (‘andleriggs see Ticket details above.

Virtual World Orchestra lit 4- Sun (1 Apr. 9pm 2am. £11) (£8). Angus liarqtihar's .\'\'A ()rganisation. who made the cranes dance in (ilasgow a while back. present a three-day multi-media extravaganza featuring images. sounds atid test from over l2() countries projected onto awesome hi-tech screens. plus Internet link-ups. crossing cultural and generic boundaries as the global village comes to town. Not one for l.uddites.

PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. SS7 Illlll. [Accessr PPA. l.. R. Facilities: \\‘(‘. \\'S. H. (i. (T Help: A. AA]

Easy Wed If) Apr. 7.30pm. co (£2). Talented young Scottish playwright Nicola McCartney explores the ambiguities surrounding date rape in the l.ook()ut Theatre production. which sees an anniversary celebration end in upset. resulting in a kind of black. 90's variation on :I/iiguil iv l’urtv.

Greyfriars Bobby Sat 5 Apr. llant/lpm. £4 (£1 ). See Kids listings.

Winnie the Pooh Sat l2 Apr.

I lam/Ipm. £4 (LI ). See Kids listings.

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l2l Rentield Street. 333 ISM). [Accessz ST. Facilities: “S. (i. Ilelp: AA] Please Stay 2 Wed to Sat 26 Apr. 7.30pm. £7.5(I/L“).5() (£750); opening night two tickets for the price of one; all seats £5 on Mon Zl. following on from the success of last year's production. this show provides an assortittenl of kilclt and classics from the ()(Is to the SOs. including hits from the Isley Bros.

'l'etiiptations. Mud and (iary (ilitter.

SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE Sull) Balcarres Avenue. 33‘)


Peter Rabbit Sat l3 Apr. lino/3.30pm.

; £3 (£2). See Kids listings.

Hope Street, 332 ‘)()()(I. |.-\ccess: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: \\'(‘. \\'S. H. (i. (‘. Help: AA]. ('losed Stiiis.

Romeo And Juliet t'niil Sat )2 Apr

(not Mon). 7.l5pm; mat Sats _. l 5pm; Thurs l.3()pm. See (ilasgow Dance.

TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 387 55] l.

lAccess: P. PPA. R. I-acilities: \\'(‘. \\'S. H. (i. C].

Let Her Body Become A Living Letter lintil Sat 5 Apr. 8pm. £6 (LII ). See

(ilasgow Dance.

Bound To Please Thurs It) Sat I3 Apr. Spin. LII) (£5). See (ilas'gow Dance and Preview. page 5‘).


()3 'I‘t'ongttle. 5.52 43(17, [Accessz l’l’A. ST. R. l.. I‘acilities: \\‘('. \\'S. H. ('. Help: AA].

Spring Loaded in J/Sat 5 Apr. 3pm. co (1.3). Based on the desolate reality of prison life. this play perfortiied using puppets. actors and visual images is surprisingly far from bleak. btit rather

combines poignancy with humour in a

moving study of fear. shame. gtiill and anger.

Fauntleroy's Sun 6 Apr. 2pm. £2.50

if; I .50). This rehearsed reading ofTom Wilson‘s new play sees two men coming to terms with life on the gay scene and presents an unusual slant on gay life and culture iii the 90s.

Refuge \Ved 9 Sat l‘) Apr (not Mot) ). Spin; mat Sat 12 Apr. 2pm. £8 (£4); first night all tickets £3. See Touring.


ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 (ieot‘ge Street. 221143-13. 'l'icketline: 221) 434‘).

Life And Death In Milton Keynes t’iiul l‘ri 4 Apr. Spin. £5 (£3). l‘ife-based Nomad Puppets present a puppetry show for grown-ups that tises intricate language and strong visual imagery to question the nature of performance.

The Incredible Sound = Space Sat 5 Apr. llam 4pm. l-ree. Primarin intended for the visually impaired. this workshop by movement specialist .\lark Hamilton is a collaboration between Dance Base and Visual Impairment Services. l'sing the retiiarkable ‘Sound = Space. devised movement is transformed into music. using an ultra-sonic ranging system. Burst The Box Cabaret Sat 5 Apr. Spit). £4 (£3). As part of .'I\\('Ill/l/\' .-l//i‘i'.'. puppetry and animation are brought into the realm of adult performing arts. This showcase features some of the finest Scottish and international puppeteers. together with a live band.

Dancespringz Hi I I Apr. 3pm. l'i'ee. See lidinburgh Dance.

Tea Dance \‘v'ed If) Apr. 2.30mi). £2. See lidinburgh Dance.

Peepshow \Ved If) Sun 20 Apr. 7.,‘stlpm/‘).30pm; Sat mat 3pm. L” (U), See Touring and New Shows. page ol. BEDLAM THEATRE 2a l-‘orrest Road. 225 939.“. [.-\c‘c‘t'\\1 S‘l‘. l'ittc‘lllllc‘sj \VS. (i. (l. Help: AA]

Round And Round The Garden \veil Io Apr. I.J5pm. £2.5IIIL2). ('elebrating lllll years of performances this year. I'll "l‘(‘ presents Alan Ay ckbourn's farce in which a weedy woiiianiser finds himself in an increasingly complicated situation w hen he tries to w liisk his sister-in-law off on a dirty weekend.

CHURCH HILL THEATRE .\lorningsi(le Road, 'l‘tckellitte: 33043-19. oral Assembly Rooms. l'shet‘ Hall. ()iieen's Hall and KHng 'l‘lieatt'e. Tickets also available at (’liurch llill lllt‘dll't‘ bo\ office Rt) minutes before performance. Barnum l'ntil Sat 5 Apr. “fillpiii; Sat mat 3.30pm. £5.50 (£4.50). l-ortli ('hildi'en's Theatre present this w ell- known musical.

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Bound To Please Legendary phySical theatre group DV8 present a new piece exposing the rarified world of main- stream dance and ballet. See Preview, page 59. Glasgow: Tramway. Peepshow Edinburgh's Benchtours company present the Scottish premiere of their harrowing study of adolescence, created With director Pete Brooks and performed within a tiny canvas box. See New Shows, page 61. On tour.

Piaf Terry Neason is still giein' it Ialdy as tragic chanteuse Edith Piaf in this high- profile revival of Pam Gems's musical bioplay. On tour.

Goliath Potent one-woman dramatisation of three inner-city riots which took place in England's hot summer of 1991. Bryony Lavery’s nineteen characters are all brought to life by one actress, Nichola McAuliffe. See New Shows, page 63. Edinburgh.- Tra verse Theatre.

Translations Brian Friel's political comedy about the 'hedge-schools' set up to keep the Irish language alive during the English scourges of the 1830s. See New Shows, page 61. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.

This gridincludes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow and Edinburgh's main theatres. More information, including events at smaller venues, can be found in the listings above and over the page. Performances shown in brackets are free or reduced price previews.

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