THEATREdrama & dance



13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

Hansel And Gretel Until Sat 5 Apr. 2pm/5pm. £6—£7 (£4.50—£5.50): family saver ticket £18. See Kids listings.

Faust Wed 9-Sat 12 Apr. 7.15pm. £7—£12 (£5-£10). See Classical & ()pera listittgs. Romeo And Juliet Tue l5—Sat 19 Apr. 7.30pm; mats Thurs 1.30pm & Sat 2pm. See Edinburgh Dance.


2 Leven Street. 220 4349. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] Elvis - The Musical Until Sat 5 Apr. 5.30pm/8.30pm. £10.50—£ 14.50 (concs available). The Kiiig is alive and singing his greatest hits iit this ttew sell-out musical starring three different imitators as the Mississippi pelvis- wiggler wltich comes direct front London's West End.

Piaf Tue 8—Sat 12 Apr. 7.30pm; Wed/Sat mats 2.30pm. £9.50—£l4.50 (concs available). Mats all seats £6. See Touring. An Ideal Husband Mon 14—Sat 19 Apr. 7.30pm. Wed/Sat mats 2.30pm. £12.50—£17.50(concs available). Mon 14 all tickets £10; tttats all seats £8. The Peter Hall Cotttpany return to the King's with this lavish revival of Wilde's comic masterpiece set iii the fashionable world of London parties. politics and diplomacy. See New Shows. page 61. NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (j. C. Help: A. AA]

New Edinburgh Storyteller's Workshop Starts Tue 16 Apr; every Tue until 18 June. £50. A ten-week course led by storyteller David Campbell and voice/drama teacher Janis Perry.

The Emperor's New Clothes Fri 4 Apr. 11ant/2pm. See Kids listings.

Maisie From Morningside Sat 5 Apr. 10am. See Kids listings.

Norman‘s Ark Sat 5 Apr. 2.30pm. See Kids listings.

PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1..

Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Riverdance - The Show Until Sat 17 May. 8pm; Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. £10—£30.50 (concs available). See Edinburgh Dance.


Grindlay Street. 2299697. [Accessz P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.

Translations Until Sat 26 Apr. 7.45pm; mats Sat 12. 19 8; Wed 16 2.30pm. £6—£l5 (£5—£10.50). Briait Friel‘s wonderfully ironic tale of the villagers of Balie Beag. who remain untouched aiid uncivilised until the tttid-19th century linglish army arrive. The play provides a masterly concoction of confusion. comedy aitd romance. in which no one speaks the same language. See New Sltows. page 61.


Missing person: Colin Gourley in the Traverse Theatre Company's production of

Ariel Dorfman's Widows, which is back in Edinburgh this fortnight


()rwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. (i. C] Closed Suns. Ticketline: 220 4349.

Guts And Grace l-‘ri 4/Sat 5 Apr. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). See lidiiiburgli Dance.

I Creation To Doomsday Wed 9 Sat 12

Apr. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). l-Idiitbtirgh Theatre Arts present a pertinent yet traditional study of mankind on earth. which combines music. sotig attd drama iii the vein of the common people's versions of the life of Christ.


34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Accessz PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. (i. C. Help: AA]

Lonesome Standard Time t'ntil Sat 5 Apr. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Touring and New Shows. page Oi Andy.


Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: 1.. Facilities: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (i. C] Closed Mons.

Widows L'ntil Sttit 6 Apr. 8pm. £8 (£4/£2). Argentinian/Cltilean writer aitd political exile Ariel Dorfitiati (of Dmt/t Am/ T/lt' Mutt/en faitte ). returns to the Traverse for his second collaboration with director Ian Brown after receiving a mixed reception for ltis study of censorship Rear/er. This time. Dorfnian‘s- concern with human rights is taken a step further to deal with the women who have become the forgotten victims of war. Goliath Wed 9—Sat 12 Apr. 8pm. £8 (£4 1. Inspired by journalist Beatrix Campbell‘s

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4 26 Albrean

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exploration of the 1991 riots in Newcastle. ()xford aitd Cardiff. this otte- woitian-show by Bryony Lavery provides an explosive attd controversial account of the urban landscape of modern Britain. Post-show discussion with Beatrix Campbell on Wed 9 Apr. Workshop on ‘test arid pltysicality' led by Bryony l.avery. Sat 12 Apr. See New Shows. page 63.

Tales Of The Arabian Nights 'l‘lturs

l7 Stttt 27 Apr. 7pm; Stiit mats 3pm. £7 (£3.50). lidinburgli-based touring company Cottiitiuiticado revive their adaptation of the fantous Middle-Eastern tales. in a performance geared to children and adults alike. Siiibad finds himself washed tip on the back of a whale; a

' doctor finds a teapot occupied by an evil

genie; and other equally colourful characters also pttt in art appearance.


CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildruitt. Cuntbernauld. 01236 732887. [.Access: PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (i. C. Help: A. AA]

Legends Sat 5 Apr. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). 'l'ogetlier with 'l‘erry Wale and (ieorge Donald. actress aitd singer Lesley Mackie brings the songs of Piaf and (iarlantl to lilt‘.

MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE l'itiverstty' of Stirling. Stirling. ()1786 461081

[.Access: l’. l’l’A. l.. R. liacilities: WC. WS. ll. 0]

Shanghaied Fri 4 Apr. 1 laiti. See Touring.

My Mother Said 1 Never Should Until Sat 5 Apr. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50); apex £6 (£3). Charlotte Keatley's modern classic of four women arid the secrets attd myths handed down front one generation to the next. is given a tenth anniversary production by the Oxford Stage Company iit close conjunction with the author.

Spring Loaded Fri 1 1 Apt: 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Glasgow Drama: Tron Theatre. Diversions Dance Company Wed 9fl‘lturs 10 Apr. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50); apes £6 (£3). See Central Dance.


This section lists all future dates in the central belt of shows that are on toun

A Doll's House Renowned for deconstructing Shakespeare. Glasgow-

based Theatre Babel now turn their hand

to lbsen's classic yarn of power atid double-dealing. iii which Nora. a batik clerk's wife. entbeules money frottt her husband's work with dire consequences for all. Call 0141 226 8806 for tttore details. See New Shows. page 62. Ctmt/tt'rnuult/ 'I'lit'utrt' Fri 1 l/Sat 12 Apr. 7.45pm.

."(IUIH Smith 'I‘lit'tttrt'. Kirkt'u/tlv Tue 15 Apr. 7.30pm.

('itiIt'ti's. (iltisgmv Tue 22 -Sat 26 Apr. 7.30pm.

l’uislt'y' Arts Centre Tlttirs 8 May. 7.30pm.

Lonesome Standard Time Written and . directed by Donna Rutherford. this new

music-theatre sltow is influenced by Scots folklore aitd traditional playing arid

, centres on a young man on a journey. who encounters a Norwegian narrator

aitd four musical sirens who briitg love. envy attd fear iitto the picture. See New

Shim-s. page ()2. (‘all 0131 220 4348 for

more details. .'l.\'.\'(’Hl/7/\‘ Alive (1! Theatre llitr/t‘x/iup. l2}! u/ture/i l‘ri 4/Sat 5 Apr. 8pm.

.‘ll‘(‘/1(’.\'. (i/usgtiit' Wed ()fl'lttirs 10 Apr. 8pm.

.1lttt'lt’ultt'rt Arts Centre. Stir/[tie Thurs 8/15ri 9 May. 7.45 int.

- A Para Handy Wireless Show Vital

Spark Productions return with a revival

of their sltow-within-a-show set iii a BBC

radio studio as a group of actors prepare for a live broadcast of Neil Munro‘s

gentle tales of life on the West Coast

puffers. Call 0131 2294783 for more details.

('nttit'r 'I‘ltt'utrt'. (Must-mt [intil Stiii 6 Apr. 2.30pitt/7.30ptti.

Peepshow Benclttotirs present the Scottish premiere of tltis surreal and erotic exploration of sexual betrayal. hypocrisy attd madness as the ideal post- war ltoiite of a couple of young sweethearts is shattered to reveal the terrifying truth outside. Call 0131 555 3585 for more details. See New Shows. page 61.

Assent/tit" Rum/its, Iz'i/i'li/mre/i Wed

16 -Sun 20 April. 7.30pitt/ 9.30pm; Sat itiat 3pm.

'Irtmtwuv, (i/(M’QUH' Wed 30 Apr. 7.30pm; Thurs 1 -Sat 3 May. 7.30pitt/9.30piti.

Brian Friel


Creating a new map in 19th Century Ireland wasn't as easy as you think.

4 26 April

Sttdents: any scat. any night £5

Box Office: 0151 229 969"