Hope Street. 332 9000. (Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA]. Closed Suns.

Rigoletto Tue 30 Sep. Sat 4. Tue 2 1. Thu 23. Wed 29 Oct. Sat 1 Nov. 7. l5pm; 4 Oct 2.15pm only. £3.50—£45.50. See Classical & Opera listings. page 56. Norma Thu 2. Sat ll. Fri 24 Oct. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. See Classical & Opera listings. page 56.


25 Albert Drive. 287 55 I 1. (Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]. CeIIe-La (That Woman) Until Sat 27 Sep. 8pm. £7 (£4). See Touring.

27 Wed 8. Sat I0 & Sat II Oct. 8pm; Fri 9 Oct. 9pm. £6 (£4). See Touring.


63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W5. H. C. Help: AA].

The Red Balloon Until Sat 27 Sep. 2pm & 7pm. £4.50 (£3). See Touring.

The Corridor Wed l—Sat 4 Oct. 8pm. £8 (£4). All tickets £3 on Wed 1. See Touring. The Suicide Tue 7—Sun I2 Oct. 8pm. £8 (£4). All tickets £3 on Tue 7. See Touring.

This boy's life: fecund Theatre’s autobiographical 27, at Tramway



Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA]

The Corridor Fri 26 Sep. 7.30pm. £9 (£5.50). See Touring.

The Suicide Tue 30 Sep—Sat 4 Oct. 7.30pm. £9 (£5.50). See Touring.


13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

South Pacific Tue 30 Sep—Sat I I Oct (not Sun 5 Oct). 7.30pm; Thu mat 2pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £3.75-£22. Slip on your floral cossie and dip your toes in the seas of nostalgia with this legendary South Seas musical featuring such unforgettable Rodgers And Hammerstein hits as ‘Some Enchanted Evening‘ and ‘Happy Talk‘.


2 Leven Street. 220 4349. (Access; R. I.. Facilities: WC. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

A Delicate Balance Until Sat 27 Sep. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £l2—£20.5() (conc available). Maggie Smith. the

actress famous for playing Edinburgh’s most genteel school teacher Miss Jean Brodie. stars in the UK premiere of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play about domestic strife. Written by American absurdist Edward Albee in 1966. four years after his classic Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf.’. the cast also includes Annette Crosbie of One Foot In The Grave fame. See review. page 60. Laughter On The 23rd Floor Mon 29 Sep—Sat 4 Oct. Mon—Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm. Neil Simon’s hit comedy draws on his own experience of working on the writing team for a TV variety show in the 50s. Comedian Max Prince (Frank Finlay) and his scriptwriters are embroiled in a battle of wits with network bosses to keep the programme on air. The whole point. of course. is to fit as many gags into a couple of hours as possible. and according to the critics it’s a laugh a minute. See New Shows. page 58. Wallace And Grommit In A Grand Day Out Tue 7—Sat II Oct. Tue—Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm. £5.50—£l4.50. Nick Park‘s triple-Oscar-winning creations make their stage debut with a little help from writer and director Andrew Dawson (creator of Thumlerhirds FAB.) Hard to imagine how Park‘s sophisticated animations will translate to a man (or woman) dressed up in a Gromit suit. but with Dawson at the controls it‘s worth going along to find out. Also starring The Penguin. Shaun The Sheep and Wendolene. See preview. page 57.


Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L.

Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Grease Until Sat I0 Jan. Mon—Sat 7.30pm; mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Mon—Thu eves £l0—£25 (MO—£22.50); Fri & Sat eves £12.50-£26 (no cones); Wed mats £7.50—£2() (£6.5()/£10.50): Sat mats £IO—£25 (no cones). Call for details of group bookings. Plenty of time to get greased up. with a four-month run for this colourful touring version of the classic 50s rock 'n‘ roll musical that first introduced John Travolta's snake-hips to the world.


Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. 1... Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.

The Steamie Until Sat 27 Sep. 7.45pm. iii—£14. Tony Roper‘s classic comedy of wimmin doon the wash hoose in 50s Scotland. is revived for yet another run at the Lyceum.

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drama & dance THEATRE

The Misanthrope Updating ,ofMolf '2 satire places the too-honestoforihis‘j good Alceste in the infuriating _“ ~73, showbiz and the media. A fine, gel” if ' production by Borderline Theatre 1 '* . Company. See review. page 60; Tea _ r. ' Laughter an The 23rd rtoomeit st 7.: partly autobiographical comedy‘a . scriptwriters on a 505 talk showis beautifully formed one-liners. but f" MacCarthyite backdrop addsa dark undercurrent. See New Shows, peg Edinburgh: King’s Theatre. J.- Sex. Chips And 0qu Post summer revival for Kathleen Ruddy's perky comedy about Glasgow iassies on t _ pull in Greece. Touring. 3;. The Suicide Edinburgh-based I. Communicado brings vigour and humour to bear on Nikolai Erdmarif satirical comedy about the miseries? life in Russia under Stalin. Touring.) , South Pacific 'Bali Ha'i' for Rodgers Hammerstein's exotic cocktail of a «a i: romantic musical, set in Polynesia dug '~ World War II. A sparkling prOductio' " Edinburgh Festival Theatre. . 4;. A Delicate Balance Edward Albee’s 1y ff . demolition job on the American leisu 4 classes stars Maggie smith. See revi" . page 60. Edinburgh: King‘s Theatre...- Dead Funny Scottish premiere ofthe latest comedy by Terry Johnson. a dead comics’ society meets up afte. 3 Benny Hill's death. See preview. page '1 Edinburgh: Royal Lyceum Theatre.

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.

Friday 3 Saturday 4 : Sunday 5 Monday 6 ? Tuesday 7 i Wednesday 8 l Thursday 9 The Gold or. . . The Gold or. . . I -- l - AI’CI'IES- Duh Lines tittluet-Isweeney . Slioncs CCA Sex. Chips & Own 5. CAO/Rhona Camemttt Sex. lam m - m Death at The Maiden Death & The Maiden Death & The Maiden Cottier Theatre: 1 - i Joseph . . . Dreamcoal ; Joseph . . . [)reamcoat Joseph . . . Dreamcoat Joseph . . . Dneumcoal 'S StillA Bigot sun A Bigot I m—m “w l w i i H w i l - . Pavilion ' *"i i 3 V i i i Sheltallion Shehallion SECC - Rigoletto I - I - - ] _ - Theatre Royal: 27 27 Tramway The Corridor The Corridor I 1 - H i The Suicide I The Suicide The Suicide T s/Rhoua Cameron 'nte Suicide 3 Brunton South Pacific south Pacific 1 south Pacilic south Pacific South Pacific South Pacific Festival Theatre. Laughter. . . 23rd Floor Laughter . . . 23rd Floor \V’allacc & (it‘omil t Wallace (Q (iromit Wallace & (it'omit 'S Grease Grease - Grease Gmase Grease erse Dead Funny Dead l-‘utttty , Dead runny f Dead t-‘ttutty Dead l-‘tttttty Dead Funny Royal Lyceum Little Lady/Lucky Star Little Lady/Lucky stat - - Traverse 1

26 Sep—9 Oct 1997 THE usres