£10.50—£l9.50 (concs available). Back in Edinburgh for the fourth time. and in its eighth year in London‘s West End. the show that’s guaranteed to get you hopping in the aisles features a whole host of Buddy Holly hits and tells the story of the rock ‘n’ roll legend who died tragically at the peak of his career. Wuthertng Heights Mon lO—Sat 15 Nov. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm. £5.50—£ 16.50. See Touring.

The Holly And The Ivy Tue l8—Sat 22 Nov. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm. £5.50—£l6.50. Middle Ground Theatre Company go down the road of Christmas lights under the fairy lights. in this seasonal drama by Wynyard Browne about one fatnin in post-war Norfolk for whom the combination of sherry and close quarters becomes to much. See preview. page 61.


Eskdale Drive. Bonnyrigg. Information: 01875 825 054.

Redemption Song Mon 17 Nov. 1.30pm. Free. See Touring.


43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

A Conference On The Work Of George MacDonald Sat 15 Nov. l().30am—5pm. £6 (£4). Full day get- logether for those interested in learning more about the work of 19th century Aberdeenshire-born poet. novelist and minister George MacDonald. The day culminates with a rehearsed reading of Sir Gib/fie. a new play by Chris Ballance (First Base) based on MacDonald’s novel of the same name.

Macbeth Thu 20—Sat 22 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). See Touring

an. . "7." K v”! A ' No cause for alarm: lain MacRae in Lazybed at Edinburg


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

Grease Until Sat 10 Jan. Mon—Sat 7.30pm; mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Mon—Thu eves £10—£25 (£10—£22.50); Fri & Sat eves £12.50--£26 (no cones); Wed mats £7.50~£20 (£6.50/£10.50); Sat tnats £10—£25 (no concs). 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.


h's Traverse Theatre

QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE Corstorphine Theatre. Clerwood Terrace. 317 3546.

Tea And Sympathy Until Fri 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £7—£15. Set in a boy‘s school in New England where sexual tension and paranoia are rife. Robert Anderson‘s moving love story caught the imagination of American audiences when it was first staged during the McCarthy years.


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

Much Ado About Nothing Until Sat 22 Nov. 7.45pm. £7—£15 (cones available). Elaine C. Smith and Forbes Masson star as Beatrice and Benedick in Shakespeare‘s classic comedy. See review. page 63.


Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] Closed Suns. Ticketline: 220 4349.

Dorian Gray Tue l8—Sat 22 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). New stage musical from Paw Print Productions that aims to capture the spirit of Oscar Wilde’s best known novel through a blend of satire. melodrama. horror and


Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Closed Mons.

Lazybed Until Sun 16 Nov. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). Post-show discussion Thu 13 Nov. The Traverse Theatre Company presents a unique theatrical collaboration with leading Scottish writer Iain Crichton Smith. Adapted from the author‘s fictional critique of the absurdities of modern life. Thong/Its Ofth/o. the production brings in a strong Highland cast and original music. Redefining Fri l4 8; Sat 15 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). See Touring.

Bank Of Scotland Class Act Wed l9 & Thu 20 Nov. 7.30pm. Free. A chance to catch tomorrow‘s talent today. if you like that kind of thing. In a collaboration between Traverse Education and the Bank Of Scotland. four local schools present the results of a three-month writing project with professional playwrights and directors.

Meet The Playwright Sat 8 Nov. 10am-1pm. £9.50 (£6) ticket includes performance of Lazy/ml (see above).

Discover how lazybed was created with Iain Crichton Smith and Traverse artistic director Phili Howard.

Rehearsed eadlng Tue ll Nov. 7.30pm. £1. The Traverse Theatre Company with a rehearsed reading of leading Berlin-based writer Lutz Hubner’s latest play.


Cambrid e Street. 228 1155.

Harry H I Wed 12 Nov. 7.30pm. £12 & £14. See Comedy listings and preview.


Wester Hailes Education Centre. Information: 458 3267..

Redemption Song Tue 18 Nov. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). See Touring.



54 George Street. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G] Edinburgh Hafla Fri 14 Nov. 7.30pm—midnight. £6 (£4). Limber up your spare tyre for the Edinburgh Egyptian Dancers answer to a ceilidh. complete with Arabian nibbles and a bazaar from which to purchase all those glittery garments. Ticket-holders are invited to join in or simply sit back and enjoy the spectacle. Part of Assembly Alive!

Improvisation Observatory Sat 8 Nov. 10.30am—12.30pm & 1.30-4.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50 after 1.30pm). Not the place to catch a polished song and dance routine. But if the idea of peeping behind the scenes while dancers and choreographers get caught up in the creative process intrigues. then now is your chance as the Dancers Collective opens the doors on a day of improvisation. Part ofAssemblv Alive!


Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] Redefining Fri 7 & Sat 8 Nov. 7.30pm. £9 (£5.50). See Touring.

Dance Tek Warriors Thu 13 Nov. 7.30pm. £9 (£5.50). See Touring and Frontlines.

a e 2. Klgrk Baldwin Dance Company Fri l4 & Sat 15 Nov. 7.30pm. £9 (£5.50). The bright young Brit choreographer returns with his company and a triple-decker sandwich of pieces that exemplify his highly musical. classical/modern hybrid style of dance. Tuireudlt. set to James MacMillan‘s haunting requiem for those who lost their lives in the Piper Alpha disaster. is one of Baldwin‘s newest works. as is Intimate Letters. set to the highly-charged sound of Janacék. Samples is a re-staging of the company's previous work set to Ravel’s ‘lntroduction‘ and ‘Allegro'.



Bron Way. Cutnbernauld. 01698 267515. Blood Brothers Tue ll Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). North Lanarkshire's Adult Theatre Company with Willy Russell's ever- popular musical tale of twin brothers separated at birth.


University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. [Access: P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G]

Macbeth Tue 11 & Wed 12 Nov. 7.30pm; Wed mat 2pm. £7 (£3.50); apex £6 (£3). See Touring.

Dance Tek Warriors Sat 15 Nov. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50): apex £6 (£3). See Frontlines. page 2 and Touring.

Greg Proops Sun 16 Nov. 8pm. £10 (£8). See Comedy.



University of Stirling. Stirling. ()1786 461081. [Access: P. PPA. 1.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. C]

Dance Tek Warriors Sat 15 Nov. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50): apex £6 (£3). See Frontlines. page 2 and Touring.

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