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

Marriage Of Convenience Until Sat 30 Aug. 8pm. £8 (£4); first night £3. Post- show discussion: Thu 28 Aug. Happening young Welsh company Theatre Y Byd take on the monarchy. with this monologue about a sixteen-year-old boy spending the day of the Royal Wedding at a Republican picnic. while his parents toast Charles and Di in the valley below. Macbeth Thu 4—Sat 20 Sep. Tue—Sun 7.30pm:Tue 9. Tue ll.Tue l6. Thu 18 mats l.30pm. £8 (£4); previews 4 8t 5 Sep £3. See Touring and preview. page 55.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL & FRINGE continue until Sat 30 August. The Festival Listings supplement published with our previous issue covers events up to this date. Festival and Fringe events are not listed on these pages.

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BRUNTON THEATRE M usselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Dracula Fri 5—-Sat 20 Sep. 7.30pm; mat l3 Sep 2.30pm. £9 (£5.50); tnat £4.50. Brunton Theatre reopens its doors after a two-year break and £ l .8 million refurbishment with the world premiere of an adaptation by Patrick Prior of Bram Stoker‘s century-old vampire tale.


Livingstone. 01506 433634.

REP! Thu 7—Sat 9 Aug. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Comedy reigns when an audience member unwittingly causes chaos for both actors and theatre management iii this play by John Harvey for West l.othian Youth Theatre. Eduardo Sat 30 Aug. 2.30pm. £2. Mime. drama. acrobatics and comedy.

The Steamie Tue 9-Sat 27 Sep. 7.45pm. £ l—£l4. Tony Roper's classic comedy of women and washin‘ is revived for yet another rtm at the Lyceum.



Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. [Access2 PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Shadow Boxing Fri 29 Aug. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). See Touring.


Broad Street. Stirling. Booking: 0l786 446044 or on the door.

Wallace Thu 8Q Sat until Sat 6 Sep. 8pm (doors 7.30pm). £5 (£3). Two-act play set in a London prison cell the night before William Wallace‘s execution. Part of Stirling (‘ouncil's Living History programme.


Grindlay Street. 22‘) 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Sttns.


Pulling no punches: Simon McCallum in his own play Shadow Boxing at the Arches. Glasgow and on tour

TOP OF THE OLD TOWN Stirling. Information: 0l786 443 l26. Living History Tue—Sun until Sun 7 Sep. Noon: ‘Freedom‘s Sword' at Stirling \"isitor’s Centre. Castle Wynd; 2pm ‘Scots Wha Hey 3' at Stirling Castle lisplanadc: 3pm ‘Now‘s The Day" at Tolbooth Theatre. Broad Street; 4pm ‘A Traitor Knave' at Argyll’s Lodging Courtyard. Broad Street. Unfortunately Mel Gibson can't make it. btit Living History will be ploughing ahead without him as they re-enact the William Wallace story each day (except Sundays) for free at the top of Stirling's Old Town. Please note all outdoor performances will be held at the Tolbooth Theatre in the event of wet weather.


This section lists all future dates in the central belt of shows that are on tour. Macbeth Shakespeare modernisers theatre babel. return with their pared- down but intense version of the bands Scottish tragedy. For more information call theatre babel on 0l4l 226 8806. Tran T/It’ul/‘c, (I/us'gmt‘Tliti J—Sal 30 Sep. 7.30pm; mats Tue 9, Tue ll.Tue l6. Thu l8. l.30pm.

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The best stage shows this fortnight .

The House Of Bernarda Alba Now ten years old, Raindog is back. This time, co- founder Stuart Davids directs Lorca's heat 'n’ lust classic with a cast of forty women. See new shows, page 56 Glasgow: Tramway.

Macbeth Glasgow's stripped-down Shakespeare specialists, theatre babel, on tour with a new version of the Scottish tragedy. See preview, page 55 Glasgow; Tron Theatre, then touring. Dracula Musselburgh's Brunton Theatre reopens its doors to a resident professional company after major refurbishment, with a new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 100-year—old gothic shocker. See new shows, page 56 Edinburgh: Brunton Theatre.

The Cocktail Party T.S. Eliot’s late poetic drama of drawing-room infidelity, sin and redemption, in a sparkling international Festival production by the Royal Lyceum company. See review, page 57 Edinburgh: King’s Theatre.

The Misanthrope Moliere has long been a favourite among Scottish audiences, and Ayr—based touring company Borderline's new director Leslie Finlay plans to keep it that way. See preview, page 55 Glasgow: Cort/er Theatre, then touring.

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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