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QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE Corstorphine Theatre. C lerwood Terrace. 317 3546.

Lysistrata Tue lO—Sat 14 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The second year company of Queen Margaret College present Aristophanes‘s bawdy story of power struggles between men and women. When the wonten of Greece get fed up of their blokes sloping off to war. they adopt a cunning policy of refusing sex until peace is settled. Is that what happened with Clinton and Saddam?


Grindlay Street. 229 9697. TI". [Accessz P. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. T. Help; A. AA] Closed Sutts.

Juno And The Paycock Until Sat 7 Mar. 7.30pm. Sat 7 Mar mat 2.30pm £7—£l5. Sean O’Casey‘s play is an Irish classic dealing with the social hardship and political turbulence of l920s Dublin. Juno Boyle tries to keep her family together against the odds. but everything changes when a handsome lawyer arrives on the scene with some startling news.

Mother Courage And Her Children Fri I3 Mar—Sat 4 Apr. Not Mons. 7.45pm. Sats 21. 25 & 28 Mar and Sat 4 Apr mats 2.30pm. £l-£I5. In celebration of old Bertolt’s 100th birthday. Kenny Ireland directs Maggie Steed in David Hare‘s translation of the epic anti-war play with songs. In a Europe torn apart by the Thirty Years War. Mother Courage is a profiteer who tums war into a business opportunity. to her ultimate cost. See New Shows. page 62.


Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. (Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. G. C] Closed Suns. Ticketline: 220 4349.

The Steamie Wed ll—Sat 14 Mar. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Fairmilehead Church Drama Group present Tony Roper‘s warm comedy of Glaswegian women in a 19505 washhouse at Hogmanay.


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Pentecost Wed 4—Sat 7 Mar. 7.30pm. £6 (£4) or £3.50 if tickets bought in advance. Tickets and info: 228 8403. David Edgar’s play. performed by Envision Theatre Company. explores political and cultural issues of our time. especially the plight of refugees who have been victims of war. oppression or violation of human rights.

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Cambridge Street. 238 I401. TT. (Access; 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (j. C] Closed Mons

The Chic Nerds Until Sat 7 Mar. 8pm. £8 (£4). Edinburgh writer Ronan ()‘ Donneli's first play gets its world premiere. Dragged kicking and screaming to a baromal mansion in the Highlands by their manager. rock band The Chic Nerds search for the elusive spark which made then: famous. Reaching beyond sex. drugs and rock 'n' roll. the play explores the identity behind the public persona of the yoting frontttian overwhelmed by a manipulative industry. Skeleton Tue 10 Mar. 7.30pm. £l. Performed reading by Will Kern. author ot Ill’f/t'tlb. a hit at this year's I’ringe. Overweight. tltirty-sontething. unemployed Edge woos ithOIlOl-llillt‘d Annie with crapjokes and unfinished Ii‘ivts songs. Together they begin a tourney of self and sexual disCovery . . . but how long will Annie's ghosts let ll continue?

Timeless Thu l2~Sat 14 Mar. 8pm. £8 (£4). lirce post-show discussion Hi 13 Mar. Sec Touring.

Suspect Culture Word And Gesture Sat l4 Mai. llallt. £ll t£t‘n.5li,i. To coincide with their production ot Tilllc'lc’A'A‘. David Cireig and Graham liatough lead a workshop for writers exploring the companys unique and exciting collaborative process The ticket includes a pet‘ormance of limt'i’tcir. and participants are required to see the piece prior to the workshop.

The Clearing Thu l9 Mar—Sat 21. 8pm. £8 (£4). Preview Thu 1‘) Mar £4. Stellar Quines Theatre Company present Helen Edmundson's play about a small Irish family community Against the epic backdrop of ()liver Cromwell's ‘ethnic cleansing'. Robert. an English landowner and his passionate wife. Maddy. are celebrating the birth of their son »- a symbol of hope for the future.



Assembly Rootns. 54 George Street. 225 5525. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. W5. G]

Dance From Uganda Dance For All Studios. Grange Road. Sun 8 Mar. 10.30am. £l2.50 l0). Young Ugandan dance anist Silvia Namutebni specialises in Baakisimbe. Site is leading two workshops. one for beginners and one at a general level. Call for details.

Gary Lambert Masterclasses Mon 9 Mar—Fri 13 Mar. l.30—3.30pm. £3. Top British choreographer Lambert leads workshops in the Cunningham Technique.

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Celtic flair: Spirit Of The Dance at Edinburgh Festival Theatre

LeGroupe Danse Lab Sat l4 Mar. 4~7pni £10 (£8). The dance group putting on .4 ('rom/ Is Mat/e ()fMturv at New Mm es iti Glasgow presents a workshop offering dancers an alternative perspective on creating new dance.


13/2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) (>000. [Accessr l.. Facilities; WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. He! )2 A]

Spirit 0 The Dance Mon ()AVetl l l Mar. 7.30pm. £7.50—£I(i. Following in the nimble footsteps of Riven/wire. Dublin Worldwide Dance Productions presents a hit show including flamenco. tap. JAZZ. ballet and Irish dance routines.



Kildrum. Cumbernauld. ()l23o 732887 "IT. (Access: PPA. I.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. \\’S. H. G. (3. Help: A. AA]

HMS Pinafore Wed l8~Sat 2| Mar. 7.45pm. £0 (£4). Kilsyth Music Society performs an updated production of Gilbert & Sullivan's classic comic operetta H.M.5‘. Pilltlfrnl'.

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£4.50 (£3). Scots playwright Rona Munro - who wore Ken l.oach's Iiltn Ladybird halibut! arid the play [in/(l (iir/s returns with aw ard-winning actress Fiona Knowles with riveting. comic and compassionate observations itt this story of one woman‘s journey back into life.


University of Stirling. Stirling. ()l78t’i 461081. [Access2 P. PPA. l.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G]

Zero Fri 6 Mar. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Zero concludes Frantic Assembly‘s generation trilogy. following the critically acclaimed K114!) and Flesh. As the new millennium approaches. four twentysomethings confront history‘s most contrived moment with a need to indulge. confess and reveal all before the clock strikes and the slate is wiped clean. The soundtrack is provided by Andy Cleeton (Escape. Republica) and Dave Randall (Trade. Zap Club). with an REM sample thrown in for good measure.


Broad Street. Stirling. Booking: 01786 473544 or on the door.

Geraldine McNuIty 8: Lynn Ferguson Sat 7 Mar. 8pm. £6 (£4). See New Shows. page 63 and Touring.

An Actress Prepares Sat l4 Mar. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Touring.