Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. TI".

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StiI Game Fri 23 Jan. 7.30pm. £9 (£5.50). See Touring.

Macbeth Fri 30 Jan—Sat I4 Feb. 7.30pm. £9 (£5.50); Wed 4 & Sat 7 Feb mats 2pm & 2.30pm. £4.50. Shakespeare‘s classic chiller performed by the Brunton Theatre Company and directed by David Mark Thompson. Dare you attend the Fri 13 performance of The Scottish Play? See New Shows. page 67.


Morningside Road. TicketIine: 220 4349. Assembly Rooms and King's Theatre box offices or Church Hill Theatre 30 minutes before peformance.

Oklahoma! Until Sat 24 Jan. 7.30pm; Sat 24 Jan mat 2.30pm. Tickets from

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£5.70. Tempo Musical Productions present an amateur production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

The Pirates of Penzance Mon 26—Sat 31 Jan. 7.30pm; Sat 31 Jan mat 2.30pm. £7.50 (£5). Call 662 9202 for details. Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group present an amateur production of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.


13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

A Midsummer Night's Dream Wed 4—Sat 7 Feb. 7.30pm; Wed 4 & Thu 5 Feb mats 2pm. £5.5()~£l4 (£3.50—£10). A multi-ethnic cast takes an innovative look at this classic Shakespearean tale in a production which includes Indian rhythms. Japanese dance. New York rap and a myriad songs. See I 'ew Shows. page 67.

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh


2 Leven Street. 220 4349. TT. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. IR. G. C. Help: A. AA] Headsets for Infra Red System for hard of hearing available from front of housernanagen

Jack And The Beanstalk Until Sat 24 Jan. 7pm; Sat mat 2pm. £7.50—£l4.50 (£5.50-£l 1.50). Max Boyce gets his magic beans as Jack in the final perform- ances of the King's panto. Boycie is joined by Ross Davidson. Gladiator Siren. Allan Stewart and Natalie Robb. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Tue 27—Sat 31 Jan. 7.30pm; Wed 28. Thu 29 & Sat 31 mats 2.30pm. £8.50—£I4.50 (concessions available). Only Scottish date for Classic Theatre‘s famin musical production of Mark Twain's American classic about an unruly boy who turns his back on civilisation for a life on the Mississippi River but must face the realities of slavery.

The Government Inspector Tue 3—Sat 7 Feb. 7.30pm; Wed 4 & Sat 7 Jan mats 2.30pm. £9.50—£17.50 (concessions available). Writer and artist John Byrne adapts Nikolai Gogol's classic 19th century satire on provincial life and official corruption. which also happens to be a hilarious tale of mistaken identity. A top-notch. predominantly Scottish cast includes Ian McDiarmid. Tom Hollander and Tom Watson in the Almeida Theatre Company‘s only performances outside London. See preview. page 65.


Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. W5. G. C]

Rock Hard Until Sat 24 Jan. 5.30—8.30pm. £8.50—£I 3.50 (concessions available). Alvin Stardust stars as narrator ‘King Of The Road‘ in this bittersweet modern-day Cinderella tale which basically offers an excuse to sing along to all those 60s hits including ‘Heard It On The Grapevine'. 'Don‘t Shout About It'. ‘Move It‘ and ‘I)owntown'. C‘mon you know you want to.

Tommy Until Sat 3| Jan. CANCELLED. From A lack To A King Tue 3—Sat 7 Feb; Tue-—Thu 7.30pm. Fri & Sat 8pm; Fri & Sat mats 5pm. £6—I9.50 (concesssions available). Rock 'n‘ roll musical loosely based on MUt'bt’I/I front Bob Carlton. creator of Return '1?) The I-‘urbitltlt'rr I’lum'l. a lively reworking of The 'Ii'mpt'sl. See Frontlines. page 4.

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The best stage shows this fortnight.

The Government Inspector Direct from London's excellent Almeida Theatre comes John Byrne's new Scots adaptation of Gogol's grotesque satire. bursting with energy and eccentricity. See preview, page 65. Edinburgh: King’s Theatre.

The Relapse With typical flair, Philip Prowse ups the camp coefficient, scores the points and wins the prizes in this classy interpretation of Vanbrugh's sex comedy. See review, page 68. Glasgow: Citizens’ Theatre.

Dance: Romeo And Juliet More Shakespeare, as the excellent Northern Ballet Theatre returns to Scotland with its spirited choreographic version of the Bard's romantic tragedy. See Frontlines, page 4. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

A Midsummer Night's Dream London’s much admired multicultural company Tara Arts puts a new spin on Shakespeare’s popular play about love and confusion. See New Shows, page 67. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

From A lack To A King Bob Carlton of Return To The Forbidden Planet fame revives his rock 'n' roll revamp of Macbeth, formerly seen at the Edinburgh Fringe a decade ago. See Frontlines, page 4.

This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow and Edinburgh's main theatres.

More information, including events at smaller venues, can be found in the listings above and over the page. Performances shown in brackets are free or reduced price previews.

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