USS-£17.50). See Edinburgh Dance and Frontlines. page 2.

Norma Tue 4 & Sat 8 Nov. 7. l5pm. £9—£45.50 (£7—£42.50). See Classical & Opera listings.

Rigoletto Wed 5 & Fri 7 Nov. 7.15pm. £9—£45.50 (£7-£42.50). See Classical & Opera listings.

Peter Grimes Thu 6 Nov. 7. l5pm. £9—£45.50 (£7—£42.50). See Classical & Opera listings.


2 [even Street. 220 434‘). (Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Until Sat 25 Oct. 2pm 8: 7pm. £8 (£6). The Disney classic of the young innocent atid her seven wee helpers is brought to the stage. Sing along to all the classic tunes from the film. including ‘Whistle While You Work‘ and ‘With A Smile And A Song'.

Buddy Tue 28 Oct—Sat R Nov. Mon—Thu 7.30pm; Fri & Sat 5.30pm & 8.30pm. £l0.50—£ l 9.50 (cones available): Tue 28 ()ct and mats all seats £l0. Back iii Edinburgh for the fourth time. and iii its eighth year in London's West End. the show that's guaranteed to get you hopping iii the aisles features a whole host of Buddy Holly hits and tells the story of the legendary rock 'n' roll legend who died tragically at the peak of his career.


Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. Tickets available on the door.

Samhainn Fire Festival Fri 31 ()ct. 10.30pm—late (free procession gathers on High Street at 9.30pm and leaves at l0pm). Entrance to Cafe Graffiti £7 (£5). Children are welcome in the Graffiti garden. Celebrate the beginning of the auld Celtic new year with this four hour spectacular jointly staged by Cafe Graffiti and the Beltane Fire Society. Things kick off in the High Street at l0pni with a fire procession and continue

into the night with various shenanigans at Graffiti. including live music from eleven-piece funk band Ugly Groove Movement, club sounds provided by l).ls from Dub Dept. Boogie Mo Dynamo and Dolphin Boy. ambient projections. fire sculptures. fiery guisers' events (we're not sure what that means either) and lots


Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Grease Until Sat l0 Jan. Mon—Sat 7.30pm; mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Mon—Thu eves £l0—£25 (£l0-—£22.5()): Fri & Sat eves £ l 2.50—£26 (no cones): Wed mats £7.50—£20 (£6.50/£ l().50); Sat mats £10—£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.


Clerk Street. 668 201‘).

Ivor Cutler Suit 2 Nov. 2pm. £10 (£8). See Comedy.


C orstorphine Theatre. C lerwot id Terrace. 317 3546.

The Miracle Worker Until Sat 25 ()ct. 2pm & 7.30pm. £5 (£3). QMC‘s third year students perform William Gibson’s play. based on the true story of fiesty deaf. dumb and blind girl Helen Keller.


Grindlay Street. 22‘) 0697. [Accessz P. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.

The Good Woman Of Sharkville t’iitil Sat 25 ()ct. 7.45pm: Sat niat 2.30ptii. £7—£l5 (concs available). Adapted front Bertolt Brecht‘s T/lt’ ()mu/ I’m-wit 0/ Serum/i the Market Theatre of Johannesburg presents this fable for post- apartheid South Africa. directed and

adapted by Janet Suzman.

Much Ado About Nothing Fri 31 Oct—Sat 22 Nov. 7.45pm. £7—£l5 (concs available). Elaine C. Smith and Forbes Masson star as Beatrice and Benedick iti Shakespeare’s classic love story. See preview. page 57.


()nvell Terrace. 346 1405. [.Access: PPA. l.. S'l‘. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] Closed Suns. Ticketline: 220 434‘). Oppression Of The Innocent Sat 25 ()ct. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). See Touring.

The Gun Thu 30 & Fri 31 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). See Touring.


34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities; WC. WS. H. G. C. HCIPI AA]

Macbeth Mon 27-~«Wed 2‘) ()ct. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Fifty years after the Tatars were ousted frotn Crimea by Stalin. the young Tatar theatre company based there now visits Scotland to present their version of Shakespeare’s classic. Part til/ls'xenihly .-llli‘t'.’.

Daylight Robbery Thu 30 ()ct—Sat 1 Nov. 8pm. Sat mat 3pm. £6.50 (£3). Edinburgh-based Cat A Theatre Company's latest piece of issue-driven theatre r- a cross-cultural tale of a robbery iii a Glasgow corner shop that tests the spirit of its Asian owner. returns after its premiere at this year‘s Fringe.


Cambridge Street. 228 l404. (Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Closed Mons. Lazybed Tue 4~Sun 16 Nov. 8pm. £3.50. The Traverse Theatre Company presents a unique theatrical collaboration with leading Scottish writer lain Crichton Smith .-\dapted frotn the writer's fictional critique of the absurdities of modern life. 'I‘liuttelits ()i .llitt‘t/u. the production brings in a strong Highland cast and original music . See review. page. 6|. Oderzhyma Sat 25 ()ct. 8pm. £6 (£3). Kiev‘s Bratiia Theatre celebrates its links

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with twin city Edinburgh in the second of two physical theatre plays about extraordinary women. Directed and performed by Olena Sikors'ka with Serhij Khmel‘ov and Serhij Kipen'. the production uses dance. movement and music to explore Mary Magdalene‘s relationship with Jesus. lt‘s performed in Ukrainian. but remember. it‘s a physical thing.

Rehearsal Room Fri 24 Oct. 7.30pm. £1. Join Scottish company Stellar Quines for an open rehearsal of Helen Edumundson‘s The Clearing. Call box office for further information.

Windows On The World - Nigeria And Zimbabwe Sat 25 & Sun 26 Oct. 3pm. £l. Presented in association with the British Council and Scotland/Africa 97. this is an exploration of the riches of dramatic writing from the two African countries and a look at the links with Scottish culture.

Crazyhorse Wed 29 Oct—Sat 1 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£3); £2.50 schools. Free post-show discussion on Thu 30 Oct. Combining magic and realism this piece by British Asian writer Parv Bancil looks at family life in an increasingly fractured age. where young .las' walk on the seedy

i side of life spirals tnurderously out of

control. See preview. page 57.

SeXual Fri 3| Oct & Sat 1 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Touring and New Shows. page 58.

Cat Man's Tale Wed 5 & Thu 6 Nov.

7.30pm. £8 (£4): £2.50 schools. This

newly commissioned opera - with a libretto by theatre's current blue-eyed boy David Harrower - is based on Flrica Wagner‘s short story ‘The Great Leonardo‘. and tells the strange and passionate tale of a priest who opts out of the clergy to become a lion-tamer. This show by the touring Opera Circus company combines physicality. clowning

. and evocative imagery. with a score by

Alasdair Nicolson.

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