Musselburgh. ()()5 2240. [Accessz l.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. ll. (3. C. 'l'l‘. Help: AA]

American Bagpipes t7nnl Sat 2| Mar. 7.30pm. £9 (£5.50). A fast-paced comedy by Scottish writer lain Ileggie. taking an energetic look at family reunions. The Nauldies are the family from hell - dysfunctional. daft and strangely familiar. When they meet up after ten years they are shocked to find that Patrick. their son. has written a book all about them. See reviews. )age ()I.

Owen O Neill Off My Face Hi 20 Mar. l0.3()pm. £9 (£5.50). See Touring. CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. Ticketline: 2204349. Usher Hall. Assembly Rooms and King‘s Theatre box offices or Church Hill Theatre 30 minutes before peformance. The Servant Until Sat 2l Mar. 7.30pm £5 (£4). The Makars and l)Ml)C present a production of Robin Maugham‘s play. best known in the film version starring Dirk Bogarde.

One Act Finals Thu 26 Sat 28 Mar. 7.30pm. £5. The Scottish Community Drama Association presents the best one- act plays from the Borders. lidinburgh. Falkirk. Fife. l.othians and Stirling districts. The Wizard Of OZ Wed l~Sat 4 Apr. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 2.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Forth Children's Theatre presents the classic story of Dorothy. Toto and friends. See Kids listings. page 84.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE I3/2‘) Nicolson Sheet. 52‘) ()000. [Access: l.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

Boogie Nights lintil Sat 2l Mar. Times ' vary. £o--£20. A new iiiusical starring Shane Ritchie. The prospect of Ritchie being directed in a skin-(lick by Burt Reynolds may be delicious. but sadly is simply not true. This tale ol a Jack The Lad looking for a break on the night that Elvis dies shares no more than its title with Pattl Thomas Anderson's porn epic.


22 McLeod Street, (.iorgic. 337 3252. The Three Little Pigs Mon 30 Mar. |0.30am. £2. Part of the Puppet & Animation Festival. See Kids listings. page 84.


2 l.even Street. 220 4349. 'I'l‘. [Accesst R. I.. Facilities: WC. IR. 0. C. Help: A. AA] Headsets for Infra Red System for the hard of hearing are available from front of house manager.

White Horse Inn Until Sat 2! Mar. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £7»-£l().50. See Classical & ()pera Listings. page 54. Carousel Tue 24~Sat 28 Mar. 7.30pm. £8-—£I2 (£7 --£l l ). Local amateur group Edinburgh Music Theatre Company present the classic musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein.

listings THEATRE

Pulling the cart before the wars: Maggie Steed as Mother Courage at the Royal Lyceum

Patsy Cline: The Musical Mon 30 Mar-Sat 4 Apr. Mon-Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pm & 8pm. £l l.50—£l5.50 (concessions available). An energetic musical playing tribute to the country music superstar

! who died in a plane crash in I963.

Features the classic songs ‘Crazy’. ‘Walking After Midnight' and more. NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (i. C. Help: A. AA]

The Ballad & The Story Fri 20 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). The Scottish Storytelling Centre delves into the heart of the Scots tradition.

PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. Cr. C]

Summer Holiday Unnl Sat 21 Mar. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £l0--£22.50. Darren l)ay steps into Cliff Richard's celluloid shoes for this hit musical. Swinging 60s hepcats Don and his friends set off for France in a red double- decker. but plans change when they meet foxy musical trio l)oh Reh Me.


Grindlay Street. 229 9697. ’l'l‘. [Accessz P. I.. Facilities: WC. WS. Ii. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.

Mother Courage And Her Children Unnl Sat 4 Apr. Not Mons. 7.45pm. Sat 2|. 25 & 28 Mar and Sat 4 Apr mats 2.30pm.

£ l—£ l5. In celebration of old Brecht‘sl00th birthday. Kenny lreland directs David l-lare‘s translation of his epic anti-war play

with songs. Played by Maggie Steed. Mother Courage is a profiteer at large during the Thirty Years' War. who turns war ittlo a business opportunity. to her ultimate cost. See review. page ()0.


()nvell Terrace. 346 I405. lAccess: PPA. l.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] Closed Suns. Ticketline: 2204349.

All By My Own Sat 28 Mar. 1.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Ages 3—5. Quicksilver Theatre Company present a children's play in which ()nie rummages through a lifetime of luggage back to her childhood. See Kids Listings. page 84.


Ardmillan Terrace. 337 I971.

The Magdalene Wed 25~Sat 28 Mar. 7.45pm. £2 l ). Edinburgh Youth Theatre performs a play by George Williamson. which commemorates Springwell House's past as a home for ‘fallen women'. established in 1870. The performers. aged l8--24. re-enact the life that once inhabited this long-gone institution. whose regime. though harsh. offered a welcome respite from walking the streets.

TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 'IT [Accessz l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Closed Mons.

The Clearing Thu l9-Sun 22 Mar. 8pm. £8 (£4). Preview Thu 19 Mar £4. See Touring and New Shows. page 58. Public workshop Sat 2| Mar. l lam—2pm. £1 1 (£6.50) including performance ticket. Free post-show discussion Sat 2l Mar.

i Chameleon Tales Tue 24 Mar. 7.30pm.

] Traverse Women Writers Group hosts a

l one-offevent of short performances and

i music in the Tray'erse Bar Cafe. Call Ella ; Wildridge or Hannah Rye on 0l3l 228 3223.

Boss Grady’s Boys Wed 25—vSun 29 Mar. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). See Touring and review. page ()0.


Pilton. 467 7474.

Love, Death and Freedom Fri 20 Mar. 7pm. £ l. See Touring.



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

Release Through The Mask Sun 29 Mar. 10.30am—5pm. £20 l 5). Ian Cameron hosts a one-off workshop in mask-work.


l3/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: l.. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. H. C. T. Hel ): A]

Peter Sc aufuss Ballet: Swan Lake Mon 23 & Thu 26 Mar 7.30pm. £5—£l() (£4--£l2); Thu mat 2pm. £3.75—£l2 (£2—£()). Choreographer Peter Schaufuss. best known for his work with English National Ballet. presents a ‘Tchaikovsky Trilogy‘. linking Swan Lake. Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker into a dream sequence. Sit-mi [xi/(C is performed as a nightmare. See New Shows. page 58. Continued over page

Maggie Steed in


Courage and Her Children

Tuesday Saturday

13 March 4 April at 7.45pm STUDIEN'I'S ONLY £5 TUES - THURS Box Office: 013 1 229 9697

Derby Playhouse (Io-production

Translated by David Hare

by Bertolt Brecht

20 Mar—2 Apr 1998 THE USTBS