THEATRE drama & dance



25 Albert Drive. 287 55] l. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]. Messiaen Des Canyons Aux Etoiles Fri 25 Apr. 7 30pm. £8 (£4/£2). See Classical & ()pera listings.

Peepshow Wed 30 Apr—Sat .3 May. 7.30pm/‘).30pm (not Wed). £6/£7 (£3/£4). See Touring.


63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. C. Help: AA].

Refuge L‘ntil Sat 1‘) Apr. 8pm. £8 (£4). See Touring.



54 George Street. 220 4348. Ticketline: 220 434‘).

Pam Ayres Hi (8 Apr. 8pm. £8 (£0). The comedian and writer your mum would know presents her one—woman show. full of story-telling. entertaining poetry and amusing observations on life. Peepshow Fri l8--Sun 20 Apr. 7.30pm/‘).3()pm; Sat mat 3pm. £7 (£4). See Touring.

Weird Hats And Headgear Sat I‘) Apr. 10am/2pm. £3. See Kids listings. Egyptian Dance Hafla Fri 25 Apr. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). See lidinburgh Dance. Robert Fish Band Fri 25 Apr. 8.30pm. £6 (£3). See Edinburgh Dance.

Yellow Cafe Sun 27 Apr. 8pm. £4 (£2). Dedicated to the promotion of new talent from poets to l).ls antl filmmakers this event does not guarantee tight quality control. but variety and innovation are at its core.


2a Forrest Road. 225 ‘)8‘)3. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. Cr. C. llelp: AA]

The Zoo Story Wed 23 Apr. 1.45pm. £2.50 (£2). lidinbtngh University Theatre Company present the absurdist classic by Edward Albee. best known for his celebrated. disturbing drama Who's Afraid ()I‘ l i/‘g'im'tl Hind].

The Secret Rapture Tue 2‘) Apr—3 May. 7.30pm. £2.5()~7£3.50. This domestic drama by David Hare centres on a woman left behind with two daughters when her ageing. millionaire hubby dies. Mum hits the bottle and family ties are put under unbearable strain.

A Taste Of Honey Wetl 30 Apr. 1.45pm. £2.50 (£2). Set in l‘)50s Lancashirc. Shelagh Delaneys archetypal kitchen- sink drama written when she was nineteen ~ looks at the relationships in and around a model dysfunctional family.


h’lorningside Road. Ticketline: 2204349. or at Assembly Rooms, Usher Hall. Queen‘s Hall and King‘s Theatre box offices. Tickets also available at Church Hill Theatre box office 30 minutes before performance.

Sex, Ouzo And Chips are on the menu for Rubber Ear Productions in Kathleen Ruddy's touring show of that name, set in cheesy Cyprus in the 703

What Every Woman Knows Wed 23—Sat 26 Apr. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£4.50). Community Drama group l.eitheatre present this classic yarn by HM. Barrie.

Peter Hall Company return to the King's with this lavish revival of ()scar Wilde's comic masterpiece set in the fashionable world of London parties. politics and diplomacy.

Showboat Mon 2 l—Sat 26 Apr. 7.30pm. £3—£8.50. The amateur Bohemians Lyric Opera Company present their interpretation of this classic.

Once A Catholic Mon 28 Apr-3 May. 7.30pm; Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm.

£‘).50—£ 14.50 (concs available); Mon 28 all seats £8: mats all seats £6. An incisive. irreverent and comic play about the confusion and guilt of being a Catholic schoolgirl in the l‘)5()s. with sexual awakening to deal with into the

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE l3—2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

Romeo And Juliet Until Sat 19 Apr. 7.30pm: Sat tnat 2pm. See Edinburgh l)ance.

Roy ’Chubby' Brown Wed 23—Sat 26 Apr. 7.30pm. All seats £13.50. See Comedy.

Samson And Delilah Wed 30 Apr/Sat 3 May. 7.l5pm. See Classical 8; ()pera

“Stings' bargain. See New Shows page 5()_ KING'S THEATRE NETHERBOW ARTS camel's—"*5 "7"

2 l.even Street. 220 434‘). [Access: R. l.. Facilities: WC. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] 1 An Ideal Husband Until Sat 19 Apr. l 7.30pm. Sat mats 2.30pm. £12.50—£l7.5() (concs available); mats all seats £8. The

43 High Street. 556 957‘). [Access: ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Mark's Gospel Tue 22 - Sat 26 Apr. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). See Touring.

Steel Magnolias Tue 29 Apr—Sat 3 May. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50 concessions and all seats on Tue 29). Sat mat 2.30pm. £3.50. Edinburgh‘s new amateur group. the West End Theatre Company. present their debut production Robert Harling‘s heart-warming comedy set in a Louisiana hairdressing salon.


Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] Riverdance - The Show Until Sat l7 May. 8pm; Wed/Sat mats 2.30pm. £10-£30.50 (concs available). See Edinburgh Dance.


Grindlay Street. 22‘) 9697. [Access: P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.

Translations Until Sat 26 Apr. 7.45pm. £6—£l5 (£5—£l().50). Brian Friel's funny and sad story of the Anglicisation of a culturally thriving Irish village in l833. in which the role and nature of language are viewed through various politicial. social and comic lenses. See review. page 58.


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

Tales Of The Arabian Nights Until Sun 27 Apr. 7pm; Sun mats 3pm. £7 (£3.50). See Touring.

A Wholly Healthy Glasgow Wed 23—Sun 27 Apr. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). See Touring and review. page 58.

Language Roulette Wed 30 Apr—4 May. 8pm. £6 (£3). Award-winning Belfast-based theatre company Tinderbox present Daragh Carville's hard-hitting and disturbingly thrilling look at Belfast during the ceasefire as old school antl college mates gather in the pub for a reunion. with dramatic consequences. See New Shows. page 56.



Kildrum. Cumbernauld. (H236 732887. [Access: l’PA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

20th Century Musicals Sat 1‘) Apr. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). Performers from West End shows take a historic trip through the musicals of the century from Okla/11mm! to Cuts.

Sex, Chips And Ouzo Thurs 24/Fri 25 Apr. 7.45pm. £6/£7 (£4). See Touring.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sat 26 Apr. 7.45pm. £8 (£4). See Central Dance. Tales Of The Arabian Nights Tue 2‘)/Wed 30 Apr. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). See Touring.

Keeping Mum Thurs l‘3 May. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). A new play devised and written by this new amateur company A.C.FI.

Productions sees a girl go in search of her real mother after the death of her father.

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BZTIIE LIST 18 Apr—l May 1997