42nd Street Until Sat l7 May. 7.30pm: Sat mat 2.30pm. £6.50—£23.50 (£3.25-£19.50). The mother of all showbiz musicals finds Peggy Sawyer longing to star on Broadway - a dream which dangles before her like a carrot. Will she make it? Ofcourse she will, in the best all-smiling. all-singing musical tradition. See review. page 61. Nederlands Dans Theater 2 Mon 19fTue 20 May. 7.30pm. £5.50—£17.50 (£4.50—£15.50). See Edinburgh Dance. Coriolanus Thurs 22—Sal 24 May. 7.30pm. £6.50—£17.50(concs available Fri/Sat only £5.50—£15.50). Steven Berkoff’s acclaimed production. in which he plays the title role. is a powerful depiction of Shakespeare’s flawed hero at the mercy of ltis own arrogance and pride. See preview. page 58.

The Blues Brothers Mon 26—Sat 3t May. 8pm (not Sat); Sat 6pm/9pm. £9.50—£ l7 (concs available). First immortalised in film by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Jake and Elwood live again in this feel-good. foot-stomping homage to soul attd rhythm 'n' blues - packed with great hits from the 60s attd 70s.


2 Leven Street. 220 4349. [Access: R. 1... Facilities: WC. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] The Sleeping Beauty Until Sat 17 May. 7.30pm; Sat tttats 2.30pm. £10.50—£19.50 (concs available). See Edinburgh Dance. Tapping Harlem Mon l9—Sat 24 May. 7.30pm (Sat 8.30pm); Wed/Sat mats 2.30pm. £9.50—£15.50(concs available). See Touring.

Lettice And Lovage Tue 27—Sat 31 May. 7.30pm; Wed/Sat mats 2.30pm. £9.50—£ 14.50 (concs available). Peter Shaffer‘s comedy about the eccentric daughter of an actress who livens up her day as a guide in a sltahby stately house with her own imaginative fantasies. Television stars Hinge attd Bracket play the central roles.

NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST.

On a mission from God: Giles New and Tom Newman play Elwood and take in The Blues Brothers at

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

R. L. Facilities: WC. W8, H, G. C. Help: A. AA

Purely Pinter Until Sat 17 May. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). Amateur company The Mercators present a selection of five very different playlets/sketches by the leading English playwright.

PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place, 557 2590. [Access: R. L.

Facilities: WC. W8. G. C]

What A Feeling Thurs 29—Sat 31 May. 7.30pm; Sat tnat 2.30pm. £8.50—£15.50 (£6.50—£13.50). Don those leg-warmers and get along to this song and dance extravaganza. with all your favourite tracks from FIas/tdanee. Saturday Night Fever. Grease and the like.

QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE Clerwood Terrace. 317 3546.

Dancing At Lughnasa Until Fri 16 May. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Third-year QM drama students present Brian Friel‘s tender and haunting play about the lives of five sisters in remote County Donegal in 1936. A modern classic. it combines humour. memory. ecstatic dance and unspoken passion.

Good Wed 21—Sat 24 May. 7.30pm. £3 (£2); opening night all tickets £1. Third- year drama students present C.P.Taylor‘s famous tragi-comedy. the story of a respected member of society who is drawn into complicity with the Nazis. with devastating effects on his personal life.


Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.

The Maiden Stone Until Sat 17 May. 7.45pm. £6—£15 (£5—£10.50). Combining fantasy. folklore and reality. Rona Munro's epic tale is set on one level in the harsh reality of 19th century Aberdeenshire. as travelling actress Harriet and her fatnily arrive expecting to play before royalty but find themselves greeted by a somewhat unexpected setting. See review. page 60. Snowshow Mon 19-Sat 31 May. Mon—Wed. 7.45pm; Fri 7.45pm: Sat 5pm & 8.30pm. £9—£15 (£5—£12). See Tourin .

Shang aied Tue 2()—Sat 24 May. Tue/Wed lpm: Tlturs lpttt & 7pm; Fri lpm; Sat 1.30pm. £7.50 (£5). Tue—Fri 10.30am—l2.30pm free morning workshops. Thurs 6.15pm free pre-show talk with Liz Lochhead. Liz Lochhead’s own Nippy Sweeties Theatre Company perform her touching and human story of four small people caught up in a world gone mad and strange. lit the early days of World War 11. a brother and sister and loner Hughie are evacuated to the country. under the not-so-tender ministrations of Agatha.


()rwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] Closed Stttts. Ticketline: 220 4349. Stepping Out Wed 28—Sat 31 May. 7.30pm. £5. Edinburgh People‘s Theatre present Richard Harris's best-known play set in an adult education tap-dancing class.


Crewe Toll. 332 2491.

Three Excerpts Until Fri l6 May. 7pm. £2.50 (£1.50). The TC Performing Arts students perform extracts frottt three plays: Shakespeare's King Lear; Sue Glover's Bum/agent and David Harrower‘s Knives In Hem. The three extracts focus on a shared theme of change and transformation.

production. which features live music and dance. boasts a cast of over 60 local people.

Theatre Gruppen Mariehonen Tue 20—Sat 24 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). See Kids listings.


Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: L. Facilities: WC. W8, H. G. C] Closed Mons.

Wormwood Until Sat 7 June. 7.30pm. £7 (£2/£3.50); previews Fri I6—Sun 18 May all tickets £3.50. The world premiere of Catherine Czerkawska’s play sees time suspended. A decade after Chernobyl power plant went wrong. we return to the lives of two sisters and their men for a human perspective of the shattering nuclear disaster.


COATBRIDGE COLLEGE THEATRE Kildonan Street. Coatbridge. 01236 422316.

Saudade Mon 19 May. 7pm. £3 (£2). See Touring.


Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. [Accessz PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Will You Still Love Me In The Morning? Fri 16/Sat 17 May. 7.45pm. £4.50 (£3). Amateur theatre company the Apex Players present this farce about an unsuccessful honeymoon and a bit of complicated partner-swapping.

Shorts In The Dark Thurs 22—Sat 24 May. 7.45pm. Thurs £4 (£2). Fri/Sat £4.50 (£3). Men and women. comedy and tragedy. cruelty and kindness. riches and poverty . . . amateur group No Mean Co present all these aspects of life in a series of excerpts and short pieces by mainly Scottish writers. taking the audience through the whole gamut of emotions.

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Dick Gaughan A “voice made from girders”

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34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Stockaree! Until Sat 17 May. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £6.50 (£3). Theatre Workshop in association with the Stockbridge Project present this powerful story of three generations of a Stockbridge family front the 40s. through the ages of the slum clearances. then the hippy years. all the way up to the present day. This large-scale cottttnuttity

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