The Bible: The Complete Word Of God (Abridged) Tue 14 —Sat 18 Apr. 7.15pm. £4.50-£16.50. See New Shows. page no and Touring.


()3 Trongate. 552 4267'1'1'. [Accessz PPA. ST. R. 1.. Facilities: \\'('. \VS. H. C. Help: AA].

Lifegame lintil Sat 4 Apr. 8pm. £8 (£4). Improbable Theatre. the company behind Sellolape ‘n' ghosts story 70 Hill lune. tlramatise the story ol‘ a lift: in the Iorln ol' alive televised debate show. involx mg visual theatre. liv e music and object animation.



7 Water Row. (iiovan. 33‘) 8647.

Spring Flip Out wed I5 Fri I? .-\])l. 10am-4pm. £75 (£45 ). Three days of cr'eative and contemporary dance to live music with Jane Simpson and Maggie Singleton. Call 01505 843 081 for details.


Campbell Street. (fireenock. 01475 723038.

Cinderella Fri ll) Apr. 7.30pm. £10 (£8.50).

PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. I.-\ecess: PPA. I.. R. Facilities: \VC. \VS. ll. (3. (5. Help: A. AA]

Paper Back Wed 8 Apt”. 7.30pm. to t£2 ). Kultyer Dance Theatre luse contemporary and street styles to explore issues relevant to people of mixed race or who are involved in inter-racial relationships.

THEATRE ROYAL IIope SII'L‘CI. 333 9000. 'lvl‘. ].'\c’c't‘ssi PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 1I.(i. C. Help: AA]. Closed Stilts.

Tales Of Hoffman Thu 2 Sat 1 I Apr. 7.15pm. £3.50 £25. Sat 4 is Sat 1 I mats. 2.15pm. £5 £15. Thu ‘) mat. 1.30pm.

£5 --£ 1 5. See Touring.



Morningside Road. 'l‘icketline: 220 434‘). Usher11all..»\ssenlbly Rooms and King's Theatre box ol'l‘ices or (‘hurch llill Theatre 30 minutes before pel'orntance. The Wizard Of Oz l'ntil Sat 4 Apr. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 2.30pm. £6 t£4.50). Forth Children's Theatre presents the

classic story of Dorothy. Toto and liriends. Fiddler On The Roof Tue l~l-—Sat I8

; Apr. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £7.50 (£6.50). Classic Jewiin musical based on 7 several tales by Sholem Aleichim and

notable for show stopping toon ‘11‘1 Were A Rich Man’.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. [Access: 1,. Facilities: \VC‘. \VS. AS. II. C. T. Help: A]

Pride Of Scotland Thu 2 Apr. 2.30pm; Fri 3 Apr. 7.30pm: Sat 4 Apr. 2.30 S

7.30pm. £6--£12.50 (£10.50). Peter Morrison. Johnny Beattie and Brenda

(‘ochrane present this variety show paying tribute to Scottish music hall stars of yore.

Macbeth Wed 8 Sat 1 I Apr. 7.15pm. £7--4£18l£5~£l5). See Classical & ()pera listings. page 58.

Ariadne Auf Naxos Tue 14 it Thu to Apr. 7.15pm. £9 £45.50 (£7--£42.50).

; See Classical & ()pera listings. page 58.

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2 I.even Street. 220 434‘). ’l'l‘. [Accessz

R. 1.. Facilities: WC. 1R. (3. C. Help: A.

AA] Headsets l‘or Infra Red System for hard ol' hearing available from l‘ront of

house manager.

Patsy Cline The Musical l'ntil Sat 4 Apr. Thu ck Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pm tk 8pm. £1 I.50--£ 15.50 tconcessions available). An energetic musical playing tribute to

' the country music superstar who died ill a

plane crash Ill 1963. Features the songs "Crazy". 'Walking After Midnight' and

The Herbal Bed Tue 7 Sat I I Apr. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm.

£10 £16 (concessions available). In June I613. William Shakespeare's daughter is accused ol‘ having it away with a married neighbour. A headstrong lass. she sues for

; libel. But what actually went on in the

herbal garden'.’ See preview. page 5‘). Tartufle Tue 14 Sat 18 Apr. 7.30pm;

' Wed (it Sat tnats 2.30pm. £3.25 £15

(concessions available). Fresh from

' Bully/titxrruret'l. Stephen 'I‘otnpkirrson

stars in Moliere's lamous satire on religious hypocrisy. See l‘eature. page 20. NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 ‘)57‘). [Accessz ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. II. (i. C. Help:

A. A A]

Postman Knocks lit-i i is Sat 4 Apr. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). .lohn Shedden. Finlay Maclean and Rose Mcliatn tell stories in letter and letters as stories.

ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 22‘) 9697. "IT [Accessz P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.

Mother Courage And Her Children Until Sat 4 Apr. 7.45pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £I-—£15. Kenny Ireland directs Maggie Steed in David Hare’s translation of the epic anti-war play with songs. Roaming the battlefields of the Thirty Years War. Mother Courage is a profiteer who tums war into a business opportunity. to her ultimate cost.


()rwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] Closed Suns. Ticketline: 220 434‘). Palladium Memories ll Thu 2 Apr. 2.30pm 8; 7.30pm. £3 & £5 (£3). Ron Coburn and company take a fond look back at the Scottish music hall. Music. song. lau vhter and dewy-eyed nostalgia. Taking The Rap Still 5 Apr. 8pm. £6 (£3); free to school-children. One Voice presents a triple-bill using sound and vision to explore the spoken word in music. T/tc’ Show is a bizarre and ironic story of the strangest performance troupe ever. William Walton and Edith Sitwell's Farm/e Iiirrr'rtuinment is the main part of the show. The third piece is a spoken poem set to jazz-funk.



Burns For Brunch Stewart Flnnis performs as the Bard in Raymond Ross's myth-shattering play. Should involve all kinds of rantin'. ravin‘ and roamin' frae Rabbie. Call 0585 55‘) 870 for details.


Catnbridge Street. 228 [404.111 [Access: I.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Closed Mons.

Passing Places Tue I4—Sat 25 Apr (not Mon 20). 8pm. £8 (£4). Previews Fri 10 & Sat I I Apr. 8pm. £4. Free post-show discussion Thu 16 Apr. See preview. page 5‘) and Touring.



Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003. Ticketline: 220 434‘). Tickets also available from Assembly Rooms. Usher Hall. Queen's Hall and King's Theatre box offices.

Jazzcotech Sat 4 Apr. Midnight. £6. The popularjazz dancers perform at soul-jazz club night The Big Beat.

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Passing Places Stephen Greenhorn‘s 'road movie for the stage‘ m centring on two Scots lads taking a journey through their country and their psyche rolls out on tour, starting at its original home at Edinburgh‘s Traverse. See preview, page 59. Touring. The Clearing Helen Edmundson's powerful and moving drama of loyalty and betrayal during Oliver Cromwell's ethnic cleansing of Ireland, given its Scottish premiere by Stellar Quines company. See review, page 60. Touring. The Herbal Bed Court records involving adultery, gonorrhoea and Shakespeare's daughter form the basis for this gripping emotional thriller by English playwright Peter Whelan. See preview, page 59. Edinburgh: King's Theatre. The Bible: The Complete Word Of God (Abridged) Madcap japes about Jonah, Joseph, Jesus and lehosophat in the Gospel according to the Reduced Shakespeare Company. See New Shows, page 60. Glasgow: Theatre Royal. Mother Courage And Her Children Brecht‘s enduring classic of war and profiteering, in a rousing production by Kenny Ireland. Edinburgh: Royal Lyceum Theatre. Comedy: Phill Jupitus Porky Phil) hits the road with a stand-up show paying tribute to rock 'n’ roll 'n' Star Wars. See preview, page 65. Touring.

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