THEATRE drama & dance '

Coatbridge College

& Escola Proiissional De Teatro De Cascals (Ponugah

Tue l3—Sun 18 May 7.00pm 0 20/194

Groeae Theatre Company

What The BIIIIGI’ Saw

by Joe Orton

Tue 20-Sat 24 May 7.30pm 0 20/24

Arches Theatre Company

Snead me PIIIW

by David Mamet

a cinematic theatre show Tue l3—Sat 24 May 8.00pm 0 530/934

(no peri Mon 1 9 May)

"riveting theatre" New York Times

Lane Productions

Mv Piece 01 Foreign Sltv

Tue T3-Sun 18 May 8.15pm ' 263/24

"Buntings writing compels by its emotional honesty and craft... " The Herald

the arches 31) midlaan street. 91. 0141221 9136 the ticket centre, candleriggs 0141 281 5511

Box office 0141-357 3868 (4.00pm - 8.00pm)

Hyndland Street Glasgow

Cottier Theatre

Mon 19 & Wed 21 May RSAMD OPERA SHOWCASE 7.30pm Tues 20 May MAY NIGHT IN MOSCOW 7.30pm Russian romantic music from Csardas Tues 20 May David Paul Jones, Mary Cassidy 10.00pm and Carolyn Murray INQUIRY Late night contemporary classical music May 22 to 25 Tram Direct Theatre in ON MANOEUVRES 25 years of the Tartan Army May 27 to 31 Home is where the Art Is in MAE - A View of Mae West New play by Ayshe Raif See Cottier brochure for full details

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Ma est runs until Saturday 24 May. Tic ets for most Mayfest events are available from The Ticket Centre. Candleriggs,

0141287 5511; or . The Ma est Ticket Hotline 0 41 287 5000.


840 Govan Road (opposite Govan Underground). 445 1941. [Access: P. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. Help: AA] Gillian's Travels Until Sat 17 May. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1.50). Penny-Geggies Youth Theatre explore issues of intolerance in this fantasy adventure written by Frank Miller with music by Giles Lamb.

Cafe Del Mince Mon l9f1‘ue 20 May. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1.50). See Touring. Part of Muijesr.

The Daphne Disaster Wed 21—Sat 24 May. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1.50). On 3 July 1883 as the Glasgow Fair holiday approached. 124 tradesmen and apprentices were drowned at the launch of the Drip/me at Stephen‘s Yard in Govan. CRAN Theatre Company investigate the sequence ofevents that led to this disaster and the unanswered questions in its aftermath. Part of Mttifl's‘t.


98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. Bookings also Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. Help: AA] Soup Theatre Until Sat 17 May. lpm. £5. A lunchtime treat frotn Stockholm City Theatre. at which the ticket price includes soup. bread and one of two shows (both performed in English). Hellut‘agtrv.’.’.’ is a funny. touching and musical study of male attitudes. featuring a portrayal of tormented playwright August Strindberg. while Bruins/wiring is a scientific play with two actors creating experimental sketches. and a genuine professor appearing on stage to answer their questions about the brain‘s possibilities. Part of Mayfest.

The Scarlet Letter Until Sat 24 May (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Steve Bottoms directs the Flexible Deadlock company in Phyllis Nagy‘s adaptation of the famous American novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. A woman accused of adultery is condemned to wear the letter A as a mark of shame as she is made a scapegoat for the hidden passions and prejudices of Puritan society. But her

response is one of defiance which shakes '

the community around her. Part of May/est.

The Dark Fantastic Fri 29 May—Sun 3) May. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). This innovative adaptation of Christopher Marlowe‘s classic The 'l'rug'ir'u/ Hislmjv (If/2mm” Futrstus sets the story in a 1990s context. using video and audio to create Faustus's world.


100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057.

The Good Person 0f Sichuan Tue 20—Fri 23 May. 7.15pm: Thurs tnat 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Final-year students present Brecht‘s brilliant ‘parable‘ about good and evil in which three gods meet a prostitute. then refuse to believe she is capable of murder.

Noises Off Wed 21 -Sat 24 May. 7.15pm; Fri mat 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Final-year students perform Michael Frayn’s uproarious three-act play. which goes from the seriously suspect technical rehearsal of a fast and furious farce. to backstage traumas and tantrums. to the ultimate realisation of the players' worst nightmares.

THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access‘f PPA.

ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]. Closed Suns. Resurrection Until Sat 17 May. 8pm. £3.50—£20. See Classical & Opera listin s. Parr nj'Muyjest.

The unning Little Vixen Wed 28 May. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45 (concs available). See Classical & Opera listings. Samson And Delilah Thurs 29 May. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45 (cones available). See Classical & Opera listings.


25 Albert Drive. 287 5511. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]. Peter Pan Until Sat 17 May. Fri 7.30pm/Sat 10.30am. £8 (£3.50). See Touring and review. page 60. Parr of Mayfest.

Crossing The Border Fri 23/Sat 24 May. 8pm. £8 (£4). See Glasgow Dance and Mayfest preview. page 20. Part of Mayfest.


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

Lavochkin - 5 Until Sat 24 May (not Sun). 7.30pm. £8 (£4). (free post-show discussion on Thurs 22 May with translator lain Heggie and director lrina Brown). Set in the age of perestroika. glasnost and Gorbachev. Alexei Shipenko's controversial play has become something of a cause celebre in Russia and abroad. The action sees an old woman and her elderly son locked in their final battle in a dilapidated tenement apartment as they wallow in their glorious past. See review. page 60. Part (i/‘Mrtvfcsl.



Chambers Street. 650 8200 (after 6.30pm). Ticketline: 220 4349. or at Assembly Rooms. Usher Hall. Queen's Hall and King's Theatre box offices.

A Doll's House Wed 21—Sat 24 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group present lbsen's classic

' play.


Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. Ticketline: 220 4349. Tickets also available from Assembly Rooms. Usher Hall. Queen's Hall and King's Theatre box offices.

A Night Of Two Halfs Sun 18 May. 9.30pm (doors open 8pm). £4 (£3). Rebel lnr' present a varied. high-energy mix of readings. club sounds and the downright bizarre. A combination of local celebs include Paul Reekie. Jock Scot. Tam Dean Burn. Joel Rose and DJ Kev Wright from Sublime. See Frontlines. page 2. Burke And Hare Wed 21 May—Sat 28 June. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). To christen this exciting new performance space. resident company Telling Tales present Patrick Fvans‘s version of the lidinburgh tnurder story. demonstrating their commitment to strong. narrative-based theatre. Don't expect a conventional red drapes and Cornetto experience. though. Cafe Grafttti and Telling Tales do away with the formalities to create what they describe as ‘an informal style of theatre or highly structured fortn of scripted cabaret'. See preview. page 58.


Morningside Road. Ticketline: 220 4349. 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.

The Deep Blue Sea Until Sat 17 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Discarding their suits. the Edinburgh Civil Service Dramatic Society present Terence Rattigan's

tragedy of loss. hope and romantic entanglement.

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