14 New Street.

The Bald Prima Donna Thurs l9—Sat 2! Jun. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Tickets frotn Out OfThe Blue. Blackfriars Street: 556 5204 or El Bar. Blackfn'ars Street: 558 9139. Offbeat performance from multi- cultural outfit l.ampadina Theatre Company. who present Eugene lonesco‘s aburdist one-act play.


Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. Ticketline: 220 434‘). Tickets also available from Assembly Rooms. Usher Hall. Queen‘s Hall and Kin 7‘s Theatre box offices. Closed Mons. Bur e And Hare Until Sat 28 Jun. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). The famous Edinburgh murderers stalk again. as Cafe Graffiti‘s resident theatre company Telling Tales makes its debut in this atmospheric new space with a revival of Patrick Evans’s play. The cast is strong with no shortage of talent. but livans's informal staging doesn‘t quite unearth the real story behind the legend.

Making a splash: Crush physical theatre company in


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 Until Sat 14 Jun. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£6). Local am-drams Allegro present Rodgers & Hart's classic Broadway musical.


13/29 Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers Tue 241un—Sat 5 Jul (not Suns). 7.30pm; Wed/Thurs mat 2pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £6.50—£22.50 (£3.25—£‘).75). See Touring.


2 Leven Street. 220 434‘). [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] Bolero Sun 15 Jun. 7.30pm. £5—£l7.50 (£7—£15.50). See Classical & ()pera listings.

The Cunning Little Vixen Wetl l8/Fri

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Let Her Body Become A Living Letter at Theatre Workshop. Edinburgh

20 Jun. 7.15pm. £‘)—£3‘) (£7—£3().50). See Classical & ()pera listings. Samson And Delilah Sat 21 Jun. 7.15pm. £‘)—£3‘).50 (£7—£3o.50). See Classical & ()pera listings.


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

Not For The Fanfare Until Sat 21 Jun (not Stilt). 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). First Base Community Theatre Company in a new play by Zinnie Harris about three Edinburgh people who left home to fight against the Fascists in the Spanish Civil War. See preview. page ()6.


()rwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 0. Cl Closed Suns. Ticketline: 220 434‘).

The Boyfriend Until Sat 14 Jun. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). The famous musical set in a posh girls'. finishing school in 1920s Nice is performed by pupils from lidinburgh's St Margaret's School.


Cambridge Street. 228 1404. |.-\ccess: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. (j. C] Closed Mons.

Caledonia Dreaming Until Sun 15 Jun . £8 (£4): preview £4. See Touring and review. page ()6.

You Dance The Swords Alone Sun 22 Jun. 7.30pm. £1. Performed reading of Michael Begg's play about a recently bereaved man. directed by Andi Ross and performed by Sean Hay. A full production tours Scotland in the autumn.



Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. [Accessz PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. ll. Ci. C. Help: A. AA] Pygmalion Thurs 1‘) Sat 21 Jun. 7.45pm. Thurs £4 (£2); Fri/Sat £4.50 (£3). Cumbernauld Youth Theatre with Shaw’s classic social fable in which lilila Doolittle is transformed from Cockney sparra' to high society gal.


Mews Theatre. Livingston. 01506 433634.

Sleeping Dogs Wake Thurs l2/l-‘ri fl Jun. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3). Black comedy set in a funeral parlour. which marks the debut performance of The liowhouse Project. who provide training in theatre arts for the unemployed. l’enncd by prolific Scottish writer Raymond Ross. the show opens in Livingston before a run at this year's lidinburgh l'ringe.

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drama & dance THEATRE

Hit List

The best stageshows this fortnight

Caledonia Dreaming The latest piece by David Greig - devised in close collaboration with the company is a post—election study of collective identity and personal aspiration in Scotland, neatly performed by 7:84 Theatre Company in lain Reekie’s crisp production. Edinburgh: Traverse Theatre; Glasgow: Tron Theatre.

Dance: Rambert Dance Company The UK‘s leading contemporary dance troupe bring two programmes back to Scotland. Both include exciting new work and old favourites. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

| Comedy: Fred MacAulay One of

; Scotland's busiest stand-up comedians is i now a TV personality too not that it’s stopped him from appearing no less

! than five times in Glasgow and

l Edinburgh this fortnight. Edinburgh: The 1 Stand, Fri 73,: Thurs 26. Glasgow:

: Arches Theatre, Thurs 79; B/ackfriars

: Underground, Sun 22. Paisley: Town

i Hall, Mon 23.

i Dance: Let Her Body Become A Living

1 Letter Inventive choreography from

1 Victoria Beattie and her company Crush, E which performed this piece successfully % at Glasgow’s Tramway in April. Edinburgh: Theatre Workshop.

Friday 20 - Saturday 21 i

Sunday 22 1 Monday 23 . Tuesday 24 ‘Wednesday 25' Thursday 26‘

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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