STOCKAREE! is the community play about Stockbridge — the closest thing
Edinburgh has to a bohemian quarter. Written by Colin Mortimer, the show covers 50 years and three generations, taking in the post~war years, the slum clearances of the 605, the acid trips of the hippies and the upmarket influence of the yuppies in the 805 and 905. The project began about eighteen months ago with reminiscence group work among Stockbridge's elderly
community, and has grown to include over 60 local performers. Audiences at Theatre Workshop, Stockbridge’s centre for the arts, are promised a gripping and funny drama ‘of dreams, hopes and shattered lives.’
Stockaree! is at Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh, Wed 7—Sat 17 May.
Research Fund and The Royal Hospital For Sick Children.
ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE
Grindlay Street. 22‘) 9697. [Access: P. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.
The Maiden Stone Fri 2--Sat 17 May. 7.45pm.£6—£15(£5—£l().5()). Combining fantasy. folklore and reality. Rona Munro’s epic tale is set on one level in the harsh reality of I‘)th centut'y Aberdeenshire. as travelling actress Harriet and her fatnin arrive expecting to play before royalty but find themselves greeted by a somewhat unexpected setting. See preview. page 64.
34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Stockaree! Wed 7—Sat 17 May. 7.30pm; Sat mats 2.30pm. £6.50 (£3). Theatre Workshop in association with the Stockbridge Project present this powerful story of three generations of a Stockbridge fatnin from the 40.4. through the ages of the slum clearances. then the hippy years. all the way tip to the present day. This large-scale community production. which features live music and dance. boasts a cast of over 6() local people.
reunion. with dramatic consequences. Monday Lizard Mon 5 May. 8pm. Free. The monthly jazz/theatre performance night in the bar promises to he a varied and informal affair. acting as a platform for fresh Scottish talent.
Memorable Meals — Performed Reading Tue 6 May. 7.30pm. £ I. Performed reading of a touching and disturbing story about love. family. abuse and food. written by Daniel Noy. a film student and member of the Traverse Young Writers' Group.
Kildrutn. Cumbernaultl. ()l236 732887. [Accessz PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. A. AA]
Keeping Mum Until Sat 3 May. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). A new play devised and written by new amateur company A.C.Ii. Productions sees a girl go in search of her real mother after the death of her father. Only An Excuse? 97 Fri 2/Sat 3 May. 7.45pm. £8 (£5). Jonathan Watson appears in a one-man ‘turfde fot‘ce‘ combining past. present attd future voices of Scottish football’s fittest.
A Wholly Healthy Glasgow Thurs 8 May. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). See Touring.
TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [.Access: 1.. Facilities: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Closed Mons.
Language Roulette Until Sun 4 May. 8pm. £6 (£3). Award-winning Belfast- based theatre cotnpany Tinderbox present Daragh Carville's hard-hitting and disturbingly thrilling look at Belfast during the ceaseﬁre. as oltl school and college tnates gather in the pub for a
MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE
University of Stirling. Stirling. ()l786 ~16l()8l. [Accessz P. PI’A. I.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G]
Lonesome Standard Time Thurs 8/Fri 9 May. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Inspired by Scottish folklore. this new music-theatre show sees a man who loves too tnuclt encounter four female fiddlers who bring love. envy and fear as he journeys through time.
drama & dance THEATRE
Box ofﬁce 0141-357 3868 (4.00pm - 8.00pm)
Hyndland Street Glasgow
Tues 6.Wed 7 BORDER CROSSING
Thurs 8 WHISTLEBINKIES with A L Kennedy and Donny O‘Rourke
Fri 9 DOUGIE MACLEAN / DAVID ALLISON + FRIENDS
Sat l() DAVE WHYTE / DOUGIE MACLEAN/ DONNA MCPHAIL
Sun I I MAGIC BOB / MICHAEL MARRA
Mon 12 to Sun 18 “SEX. CHIPS AND OUZO"
Rubber Ear Theatre's hilarious new show!
Mon 26 TOM PAXTON in concert
WIN III II N I C H [W theatre company 4 presents
"stupendously inventive” - m! SCOTSMAN
"a beguilin feast of tales” - 9 ms HERALD
Written and Directed by Gerry Mulgrew
Gorbals Road, Glasgow
Tues 6-Fri 9 MAY 7.30 pm
Sat IO MAY 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm Tickets:0l4l 429 con/om 287 SSII l0l4l 287 5000
ALSO TOURING TO: Cumbernauld Theatre 29 & 30 April - Adam Smith Theatre Kirkcaldy 2 & 3 May Invergordon Arts Centre l4 8: l5 May - Lemon Tree Aberdeen l7 & l8 May
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