Winging it: Peter Schaufuss Ballet in Swan Lake at Edinburgh Festival Theatre

This section lists all future dates in the Central Belt of shows that are on tour.

An Actress Prepares Wildcat Stage Productions presents this one-woman corrredy starring Juliet ("ad/ow. Recovering front the opening week of 'l‘lre l’rrtrre U/ .lll.\.\' .lt’llll Brut/re. an actress awaits (Ire reviews and thinks back on Irer life in the (Ireatre. Will she make the rnatrnee performance‘.’ (‘all Wildcat on 0I4l 420 .3 Iol for details. (Til/("er 'l'ltetlll‘e. (ilttsemr Tue 24—-Sun 2‘) Mar. Spm.

Boss Grady's Boys The Arches Theatre (‘orrrpany presents the [K premiere of a play by acclaimed Irish writer atrd poet Sebastian Barry. 'I'wo ageing brother's. Mick and Josey. are holed up atrd waiting to die on their small hill-farm on the (‘ork/Kerry border where they live ‘like married people'. They reflect upon their lives together with tough latrgtrage arid dark humour. .N’t'n-m'eek called Barry the ‘new crown prince of Ireland's majestic theatrical traditiorr'. so there you go. See rev iew, page on,

.421 hey "I'lretttre. (ilmgmr I'ntiI Sat 2l Mar. Spin.

’Ii'trt'erie 'I’hetrtr'e. lit/hilrttrelr Wed

25 Sun 2‘) Mar. 7.30pm.

The Clearing lidinbtrrgh‘s Stellar Quines theatre company presents the Scottish premiere of Helen Iidmunsorr's ’l‘lre (Year/Ire, .-\.s ( )Iiver (‘romwell ravishes Ireland. a couple ill a small farming community celebrate the birth of their son and the hope that the event brings. But ('romwell's men are closing in. See New Shows. page 55.

li‘tn'erse 'l‘lteulre. l'Itli/r/rrir'e/r Thu I‘)—Sun 22 Mar. Spin.

.lIllt'Rtl/H’I'l :lrly ('eutre. Stir/tire Fri 17 Apr. 7.30pm.

Pull/(T :lt'tt ('e/rt/‘e Sat IS .-\pr. 7.30pm. li’rrtritorr Iii/It'tlllt'. .llunellrttre/r Tue 2I & Wed 22 Apr. 7.30 rm.

Love, Death An Freedom lidinburgh‘s disabled theatre company. Lung Ha's. joins forces with (iateshead‘s

law nmowers to form The Hammers. This unique new show is an emotional and comic fable in which reality and fantasy mingle. (‘aII Lung Ha's on 0131 22% 8998 for details.

'Ii'itr/tele .-lrt.\‘ ('errtre. I’r'ltmr, lz't/I'Itlmrjeh Fri 20 Mar. 7pm.

Qllt‘t'll.\‘/t'l'l'\' llr'glt Selma! Sat 21 Mar. 7pm.

Owen O'Neill The Irish comedian one of the most inventive on the circuit presents ()// .Ilv line. a confessional

show which takes a bleakly hilarious look at his former alcoholism. See Prontlines. page 4.

lirtmtmr 'I'ltetrtre. .llrtxse/lrurelr Fri 20 Mar. 10.30pm.

'I‘lte lit/[moth Theatre, Stir/lite Sat 2| Mar. 8pm.

'l'mn Theatre. (ilusgorr Strn 22 Mar. 8pm. Sabina A feelgood btrt mischievous romantic comedy by (‘hris l)olan about what happens when a man falls in love with a woman who doesn't exist. Sandra Ilarniltotr escapes her mundane life in a Scottish town by reinventing herself as Sabina Vasilev. a Czech double agent. Leslie l-‘inlay revives his acclaimed production. formerly created under the auspices of New Stage Theatre. Call Borderline Theatre. 0I292 281 0H) for details.

llurlmtu‘xlrts Centre, ln'i/te Fri 27 Mar. 7.45pm.

.llttt'Ro/rerl .‘lI'IS centre. Stirling Tue 3| Mar. 7.30pm.

(Juietv 'l’ltetttre, /l_\'l' Wed 1 Apr. 7.30pm. Palace Theatre. lx'r'lmurrrm'k Thu 2 Apr. 7.30pm.

Burrtieltls Pavilion. Lurgv Fri 3 Apr. 7.30pm.

Tales Of Hoffman Fresh frorn the success of La l-‘ille Mal (itmlee. Seottish Ballet revives Peter Darrell's I‘)72 adaptation of the romantic yarns by German fantasist ETA Hoffman. See New Shows. page 58.

Theatre Royal, (llllfi't’nlt'Tllll 2~Sat l l Apr. 7. I5pm.

lz‘t/irrlrtu‘gh Festival Theatre Tue 5—Sat 9 May. 7.30pm.

Wring of truth: Elizabeth MacLennen in An Actress Prepares



Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed. providing that details reach our offices at least ten da 5 in advance of publication. Come y listings compiled by Peter Ross.



Owen O'Neill - Off My Face Brtrnton Theatre. Musselburgh. (r65 2240. l0.30prrr. £9 (£5.50). See under Touring tll drama & dance listings.

The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. ‘)pm—-l Iprn (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4). Get yourself along to the opening night of Scotland's brand new comedy club. The Stand has been supporting Scottish comedy for nearly three years it) pubs around the city. but thanks to increasing popularity. the club has finally established a home of its own. And good luck to it. we say. (‘heeky comic and sometime chat-show host Fred Mae-\uiay headlines the opening night. with support from l)onrra Krachan and John l-‘lint. See I-‘rontlines. page 4.



The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm llprrr (doors open 8pm). £6 (£4 ). Fred MacAulay plays the second of two nights at Scotland’s new comedy cltrb. Support from Donna Krachan and .-\Ian McQueen.

Viv 8r Jill's Cabaret Club Gilded Balloon Studio. 233 (‘owgate 226 (i550. 8.30pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4). Viv (See and Jill Peacock invite all couch potatoes who love a bit of sport to sprint

on down to their Sports Night. Tonight's Des I.ynarns are comedy magician Steve Lindsey and gag-cracker Colin Ramone.


Owen O'Neill - Off My Face Tolbooth Theatre. ()I 786 473 544. 8pm. £6 (£4). See under Touring in drama (Q dance listings.


The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8.30pm). £5 (£3.50). Gorge yourself on laughter beneath Glasgow‘s rain-swept streets. Neil Bromley. a veteran of opening tip for David 'isn't wanking a laugh." Baddiel. is himself supported by Bob McLaren and Raymond Meams.

Owen O'Neill Off My Face't‘ron Theatre. 263 Trongate. 552 4207. 8pm. £8 (£6). See under Touring in drama 8: dance listings.


Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie ck Sort. 27 o3l West Port. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £3. ('o/rret/v ()[t The (it/t A spontaneous stand-up night. which offers a loose. experimental feel with lots of audience participation. Local cray-zee irnpro group The Improverts provide the laughs. Suzanne liraser is the compere keeping them in check.

Jenny Eclair The Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019/667 7776. 8pm. £10 (£8). ()nly Scottish date from the Queen

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In The Solitude Of The

Cotton Fields

by Koltes 18 March - 11 April

The Dying Gaul

by Craig Lucas 19 March - 11 April

The Millionairess by Bernard Shaw 20 March - 11 April

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