THEATRE drama & dance

Bride and gloom: Claire Cochrane and Lucy Burden in Grid Iron Theatre Company's The Bloody Chamber at Mary King's Close


The Writing On The Wall Sun 18 Jan. 7.30pm. £5 (£4)~£10 (£8). Tony Benn MP goes cabaret with this history of dissent in words and music with internationally renowned folk musician and sociology professor Roy Bailey. Based on Benn's literary anthology of the same title. this is not to be confused. ladeez. with an evening in the company ofcroonster Tony Bennett. See also Frontlines. page 3.


2 Leven Street. 220 4349. TT. [Accessz R. 1.. Facilities: WC. lR. G. C. Help: A. AA] Headsets for Infra Red System for the hard of hearing available from front of house manager.

Jack And The Beanstalk Until Sat 24 Jan (not Mon). Performances at L30an 2pm. 3pm. 5.30pm. 7pm. Call box office to check which times apply. £7.50—£l4.50 (£5.50—£l 1.50). Max Boyce is the celebrity who gets his magic beans playing Jack in the King‘s

annual knees-up of a family panto. Boycie's contribution is bolstered by the usual array of rent-a-panto stars. including Ross Davidson. Gladiator Siren. Allan Stewart and Natalie Robb.


Meet outside the City Chambers. High Street. Tickets from the Fringe Office. 180 High Street. 10am—6pm.

The Bloody Chamber Until Sat 10 Jan. 1 1pm. £9 (£6). Grid Iron Theatre Company returns to the eerie confines of

the cavernous Mary King's Close with its award-winning promenade production of Angela Carter‘s modern fairytale. This is a rare chance to see the infamous close where plague-ridden 17th century Edinburgh folks were walled up and left to die. Take a friend to hang onto.


Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Grease Until Sat l0 Jan. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. Fri & Sat eves £12.50—L‘Zo (no concs); Sat mats £10425 (no concsi. Call for details of group bookings. Last chance to catch this big-budget. fun and frothy version of the 50s rock 'n‘ roll ’n‘ adolescent angst musical —- and we all

know the words. even if we‘d rather not admit it.

Rock Hard Tue 20—Sat 2-1 Jan. Tue—Thu 7.30pm; Fri & Sat 5.30—8.30pm. £8.50-L‘ l 3.50 (concessions available). Alvin Stardust in a confident attempt to upstage his drum 'n' bass star son Adam F by starring as the narrator 'King Of The Road‘ in Maggie Norris and Guy Picot‘s bittersweet rock ‘n' roll (‘imlt'rt'I/a tale which offers an excuse to sing along to all those (i0s hits including ‘Heard If ()n The Grapevine‘. ‘l)on't Shout About It. ‘Move lt' and ‘l)owntown'.


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

Hansel And Gretel Until Sat It) Jan. 7pm. fits—£15; child tickets £4—£8.50 (£7—£l2). Scottish children's writer Stuart Paterson comes tip with the Christmas goodies once more. with this brand-new production of the classic fairy tale of two children lost in a mysterious and magical wood. Stars Michael Mackenzie (l)r Turner in (‘un/itu' Amati) as the Faerie-King. Irene MacDougall as the wicked witch and Billy Boyd and Caroline Devlin in the title roles.

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