THEATRE listings

Sean Hubhes

in “Alibis for Life”

Assembly Direct presents


KATHAKALI is a unique form of Indian dance-drama. performed by an all- male cast wearing highly elaborate costumes and make-up. Created 400 years ago in south-west India, it can be seen in a modern incarnation this Sun 2 fortnight as the Kala Chethena Kathakali Troupe visits Scotland on its UK tour. Two pieces are presented: one based on the Mahabharata or the Ramayana; the other a re-working of the Snow White myth called “0 Oppression Of The Innocent. The company includes star Kathakali actor Kalamandalam Gopi; and the overall effect is bound to be mesmerising. Don't miss.

Kathakali is on tour in Scotland this fortnight. See page 63 for tour dates.

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Wed mat £4.50. Red Shift Theatre

Company returns after a successful

Fringe run with its gritty version of

.‘ ASSEMBLY ROOMS Victor Hugo‘s classic yarn about greed TUes 2 8 OCI— SCI I NOV 54 George sit-eel. 220 4348. Ticketline:

and corruption and good versus evil. set

by Christopher Ho gson

Q 220 4349. iii post-Revolutionary Paris. 7' ' 3 The Giin Concert Wed 5 --Sat 8 Nov. Hail Caledonia! Wed 5 Nov. 7.30pm. £9 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Theatre In Action (£5.50). ()ldies‘ favourite Johnny Beattie Love Benoyol And Sexuo| Fantasy presents Tom Murphy's rich tale of heads the line-up of Scottish artistes in drama alld despair. Part (3/ xix-selil/i/l' this variety show extravaganza. There s Alive}. sweet song courtesy of Joe Gordon. Sally Voulez Vous: Abba The Musical Thu 6 Logan. Bill Clement and folkster Alastair LUCkenbOOlh Theatre Compo fly _- . Nov. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). A tribute to the McDonald. together with piping and lots . . - . . , .. . . ,. " kings and queens of lack which is sure to more Celtic shenanigans to boot. Sh I f. _‘ ,I . ,_ ' if deligltt the army of Abba-lovers ottt —»—- y I R . t ' , there. Local primary kids are CHURCH HILL THEATRE , ‘1. ' '; " ' indoctl'ittated early. helping out with Ivlorningside Road. Ticketlilte: 220 4349. by RUSSGII v I . : ~ ’3‘ . ' 5 » backing vocals on classic tune I Have A Our Town Until 25 Oct. 7.30pm. £5. " , :' “‘v Dream. I’ur/(it'slssenl/rlvAlli-(1’. Alli-dram company Edinburgh People's - __ I .— -—-. Theatre present Thornton Wilder's T 4—8 8 N A - -.;-_ ._.- g1 j BEDLAM THEATRE Pulitzer Prize-winner. whisking us‘back U85 OI OV ' i f? . .. 2a Forrest Road. 225 9893. lAccess: ST. to l90l and examining the lives of two Facilities: WS. 0. C. "el 3: AA] small-town families over a twelve-year 7' . The Lover Wed 29 () t. I.45pm. £3 period. ' (£2.50 meltlbers). Pinter's classic fillds a

'- ' "' bored suburban housewife yearning for EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 2 some extra-curricular satisfaction but l3/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000.

things get a hit complicated as her lover [Accessz l.. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. H. , - turns out to be far from a stranger in the C. T. Help: Al niglil. Giselle tliilil Sat 25 ()ct. 7.30pm; Sat Herr Puntila Tue 4- Sat 8 Nov. 7.10pm. mat 2pm. £5—£22.5() (£4—£20.5()). See - . £4 (£3.50 cones; £3 melllhers). Not one lidinbtlrgh Dance. of Bl‘cchl's best known works. but Tango Pasibn Tue 28 ()ct—Sal I Nov. nevertheless bearing his hallmark. this 7.30pm; Thu mat 2.30pm. £7—£l9.5()

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