THEATRE listings



Greenside Place. 557 2590. {Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. (3. C]

Grease Until Sat l0 .laii. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Mon—Thu eves £l0-~£25 t£l0--£22.50); Fri & Sat eves £ l 250- £26 (no coiics); Wed mats £7.50--£20 (£6.50/£ I050): Sat mats .£l0—£25 (no cones). (‘all for details ofgroup bookings. Plenty of time to get greased tip. with a four-month run for this colourful touring version of the classic 50s rock 'n' roll musical that first introduced John Travolta\ snake hips to the world. See review. page 63.

QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE Corstorphine Theatre. ('lei wood 'I‘errace. 3|7 35-16.

Children Of A Lesser God Tue )4 tin l7 ()ct. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Third-year students at Queen Margaret (‘ollege pei‘fortii this award-winning tale of the passionate relationship between a deaf woman and hearing man.

The Miracle Worker Wed 22 Sat 25 ()ct. 7.30pm: Sat mat 2pm. £5 (£3). More on the aurally challenged theme from QM("s third-year students. will) William (jibsoii‘s play based on the true story of spirited deaf. dumb and blind girl Helen Keller.

ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE (it‘itidlay Street. 229 9697. [.-\ccess: l’. l.. Facilities: W(‘. WS. H. (i. (I T. Help: A. AA] (‘loseil Suns

Dead Funny l'iitil Sat 18 ()ct. 7.45pm; mats ll. l5. l8 ( )ct. 2.30pm. £l- £l5. Andy (iray til/nil 'l'ltt' (iii/i. /)rI(I/’/(' Nailed!) stars in Terry .lohnsoii's w ill}. bi/at'i'e tale. of a secret society who \VUISlHP [llt‘ L'lit\\l'c' L'Ullik‘tllilllS UT Hit“ Oils and 70s. The story takes place as The Dead l'll!)l)_\‘ SLR iety holds .i wake for tltc late Benny Hill. but the iiiipei‘sonatioiis and i'eiiiiiiiscing soon dry up as personal problems come to the fore. .-\lso stars

Jettiiifei' Black (.‘AA/It') 'litxli/it'v, (Ii/1e li'it'k Is '1}, Keep Brent/tine) and Robert (‘arr (Humis/i Mitchel/t. Hie Hie/i life and l’tll'tl Hum/r). See rev iew page 62.


220 (‘owgate Tickets from .-\sseiiibly Rooms. (ieot'ge Slt‘cc‘l. ISO—154‘); li\llk'l‘ Hall. l.othiati Road. 228 H55: Queen's Hall. ('lei'k Street. 668 2019.

Ae Fond Kiss . . . Tue 2! Thu 3 i (let. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). .-\n epic musical love story set in lidiiiburgh. performed to tie in with the ('oiiiiiionwealth summit.

Devised and directed by Ian Wic'l‘ullitllc‘c‘.

oyal yceum Theatre

0131 229 9697 21 - 25 October

Fifth Amendment In association wnh West Yorkshire Playhouse presents the Market Theatre of Johannesburg's ptOOHCIIOI) of

Adeoted lic'n BeriOli BreCht'S The Good PerSOn of

Setzuan t), Gcaa M"! none and Jane: Sazntan

Directed by Janet Suzman Designed by Johan Engels

With support of the Foreign and "Cormomatthmt‘m

(Harman'son « - £40111}er

66 THELIST i~’it;':i 2.? 0o 199/

Trouble in the rubble: Alan Drever, Martin Restrick. Keith Warwick and James McKenzie in Wildcat's touring production of The Gun

the 20th century ballad opera celebrates the joint heritage of Robert Burns and the Scottish capital; atid is performed by a high-profile team of singers. musicians and actors.


34 Hamilton Place. 226 5-125. [Accessz PPA. ST. R. Facilities: W(‘. WS. H. (i. (‘. Help: .-\.A]

D.A.R.E Wed l5--Tue 2| ()ct tnot Stiiis). 8pm. £6.50 t £3.50). See Touring and preview. page 59.


Cambridge Street. 228 L104. [Accessi l.. l‘acilities: WC. WS. H. (i. (‘l (‘Iosed Mons.

Lazybed Fri l0 ()ct (preview); Tue

4 -Sun l6 .\'ov. 8pm. £3.50. The Traverse Theatre (‘oiiipany provides a cut-price sneak preview of this unique theatrical collaboration with leading Scottiin writer lain (‘richton Smith. Adapted from the writer's sharp-wilted short stories on the absurdities of modern life. 'l'linue/its ()j Mun/n. the production brings in a strong Highland cast and original music to lift Crichton Smith's fiction from page to stage.

Oderzhyma (A Determined Woman Argues With The Messiah) Thu 2.) ()ct. 8pm. £6 (£3). Kiev‘s Brama 'l‘heatre celebrates its links with twin city Edinburgh in the first of two physical pieces about extraordinary women. Directed by leading likrainian director/pei'foritier ()leiia Sikors‘ka. the first production uses dance. movement and music to conjure up the image of Mary Magdalen. Both plays are performed in Ukrainian. but remember. it‘s a physical thing.

A.D. Sat 25 ()ct. 8pm. £6 (£3). Another offering from Kiev's Brama 'l‘heati'e (see above). this time celebrating the life and work of the first modern dance pioneer. lsadora Duncan.

Rehearsal Room Tue it —t-‘i-t 34 ()ct. 7.30pm. £ I. Join Scottish company Stellar Quines to explore the rehearsal bi'ocess for Helen lidiiiundson's ’l‘lu' ('lt'tirnie. due for performance in early l998; and for the first performed reading of l)il_vs Roses The Mother. scheduled for production in autumn [988. ('all the

Traverse for details of which events are

scheduled for which day.



Kildrum. (‘umbernauld. 0| 236 732887. [Accessi l’l’A. |.. ST. R. Facilities: WC'. WS. H. (i. (‘. Help: A. AA]

The Gun L'iitil Sat l| ()ct. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). See Tout mg.

Let's Kill Agatha Christie Fri 24 at Sat 25 ()ct. 7.45pm. £4.50 (£3). Local ain- drams the Apes Players with a comedy thriller based round a wannabe murder- iiiystery writer called Prudence Sykes.


Livingston. 0l506 433634.

On Manoeuvres Wed 15 ()ct. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Light-hearted production using traditional and original music to tell the story of Scotland's travelling band of football supporters. the Tartan Army. over the past 25 years.


l'iiiversity of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 ~16l08l. [Accessz P. PPA. 1.. R. Facilities: WC‘. WS. H. GI

All's Well That Ends Well Until Sat ll ()ct. 7.30pm; Wed mat 2pm. £9 (£4.50) apes £8 (£4); student special. first night and matinee £3. Post-show discussion Tue 7 ()ct. Shakespeare experts ()xford Stage (‘ompany return to MacRobert with the only Scottish performances of the Bai'd's 'problem' play. directed as a kind ofearthy romantic fairytale by Irina Brook. daughter and perhaps creative heir to the woi'ld—laiiious theatre director Peter Brook.

Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams ’l‘liu In ()ct. 7.30pm. £9 (£4.50). See Touring.

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Still carrying on: David Benson on tour in Think No Evil Of Us