New Street. Paisley. 887 lOlO. [Access: PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Change Of Mind Wed 4 Jun. 2pm/7pm. £5. The sensitive issue ofAlzheimer‘s Disease is tackled in Mind The . . . Gap‘s tale of a woman whose husband is diagnosed with the illness.

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged) Sun 8 Jun. 8pm. £7 (£4). See Touring.

Weekend Breaks Tue l0/Wed 11 Jun. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). See Touring and New Shows. page 63.



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

Bur e And Hare Until Sat 28 Jun. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). Cafe Graffiti's new resident company Telling Tales present Patrick Evans‘s version of the Edinburgh murder story. demonstrating their commitment to strong. narrative-based theatre. See review. page 65.


98 lngrarn Street. 552 3489. Bookings also Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. Help: AA]

The Dark Fantastic Until Sun 3| May. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Glasgow-based Pure Fiction Theatre's innovative adaptation of Christopher Marlowe‘s classic The Trugit'al History oj‘Dm‘mr I-‘uus‘tus sets the story in a 1990s context. using audio and video effects to create Faustus's world.


Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]. Closed Suns.

The Theatre Royal is closed for the summer. Look out for details of autumn programme.


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.

On Your Toes Tue lO—Sat l4 Jun. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£6). Local am-dram company Allegro presents Rodgers & Hart’s classic Broadway musical.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE l3/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

The Blues Brothers Until Sat 31 May. Fri 8pm: Sat 6pm/9pm. £9.50—£l7 (cones available). First immortalised in John Landis's film by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Jake and Elwood live again in


this feel-good. foot-stomping homage to soul and rhythm ‘n‘ blues packed with great hits from the 60s and 70s.


2 Leven Street. 220 4349. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] Lettice And Lovage Until Sat 31 May. 7.30pm; Wed/Sat mats 2.30pm. £9.50—£l4.50 (concs available). Peter Shaffer's comedy about the eccentric daughter of an actress who livens up her day as a guide in a shabby stately house with her own imaginative fantasies. Television stars Hinge and Bracket play the central roles.


43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Not For The Fanfare Wed I i—Sat 21 J un (not Sun). 7.30pm. Wed ll/Thurs 12 Jun £3.50; all other nights £5 (£3.50). First Base Community Theatre Company with a new play by young Scottish writer Zinnie Harris about three Edinburgh people who left homes and families to fight against the fascists in the Spanish Civil War.


Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. Cr. C]

What A Feeling Until Sat 31 May. 7.30pm: Sat mat 2.30pm. £8.50—£15.50 (£6.50—£l3.50). Don those leg-warmers and get along to this song and dance extravaganza. with all your favourite

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Dance: Rambert Dance Company The UK's leading contemporary dance troupe return to Edinburgh with two programmes, including new work by Christopher Bruce and Per Jonsson, plus the ever-popular Rolling Stones piece, Rooster. See New Shows, page 63. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

Caledonia Dreaming Sean Connery’s rumoured to be in his hometown and everyone wants a piece of him. That's the set-up in David Greig's new play about Scottish identity, devised with 7:84 Theatre Company. See preview, page 62. Edinburgh: Traverse Theatre. What The Butler Saw Joe Orton's classic farce given sterling treatment by the


numbers from F luslrrlanr'e. Saturday Night Fever. Grease and more. Stars ex- Bros hunk Luke Goss and chirpy 80s singing sensations Sinitta and Sonia. How can you resist?

Home Truths Wed 4—Sat 7 Jun. 7.30pm: Sat mat 2.30pm. £7—£l3.50 (concs available). When a beautiful girl appears from nowhere one Christmas at the Beresford family home. domestic peace is dramatically shattered. Even more weird. the mystery beauty is Estelle Skornik. 'Nicole' from the Renault Clio ads. The French actress stars alongside Christopher Cazenove. Edward Hardwicke and Lynda Baron in this new touring play from the pen of popular novelist Rosemary Friedman. And in case you haven't caught the tabloid storm already. Nicole gets her kit off for the role. Just thought you'd like to know. See Frontlines. page 2 and review. page 64.

Graeae touring company. See review, page 64. Edinburgh: Theatre Workshop. Comedy: Billy Connolly Local boy makes good on home turf. See review, page 64. Glasgow: King's Theatre.

The Complete Works Of Shakespeare (Abridged) After more than a decade. this really is the last visit to Scotland for the Reduced Shakespeare Company's hilarious and (as you’d expect) slick romp through all the plays in 97 minutes. If you’ve never caught it before, don't miss. On tour.

Snowshow Russian clown Slava Polunin returns to Edinburgh with his hit from last year‘s Fringe, a funny, colourful, touching and inventively bizarre piece which has thrilled audiences of all ages. Edinburgh: Roya/ Lyceum Theatre.




Girning Japanese: Op Eklekt in Looking At Far East. which satirises Westerners‘ ideas of Japan, at CCA. Glasgow

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This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow and Edinburgh's main theatres. More information, including events at smaller venues, can be found in the listings above and over the page. Performances shown in brackets are free or reduced price previews.

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