121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

Tales Of The Tartan Army Tue 2l Apr—Sat 2 May. Times vary. £8.50 & £10 (£8.50 8r. £6). See Touring and review, page 56.


100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. ST. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

The Marriage Of Figaro New Athenaeum. Sat 2. Mon 4. Wed 6 & Fri 8 May. 7.15pm. £5 (£3). See Classical & Opera listings. page52.


Hope Street. 332 9000. TT. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]. Closed Suns.

The Queen Of Spades Tue 5. Sat 9. Tue 12 & Thu 28 May and Wed 3 June. 7.15pm. £5—£45.50. See Classical & Opera listings. page 52.


25 Albert Drive. 287 5511.TT [Accessz P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. O. C] Local Wed 6—Sat 9 May. 8pm. £4 (£2) or £8 (£4) ifseen with A [wrguage Of ()Ilrers. Suspect Culture. in collaboration with Castlemilk Video Workshop and twelve local recruits. explores the inter-relationship between people and place. examining the development of identity and attitude. Part of the Tramway’s Prepare To Evolve season. See New Shows. page 54.

A Language Of Others Thu 7—Sat 9 May. 9.30pm. £5 (£3) or £8 (£4) if seen with Lur'ul. A triptych of performance. visual art and music by Glasgow-based company Transfigured. featuring original scores from composer William Sweeney. jazz musician Dick Lee and the punk jazz sound of Junk Culture. Part of the Trarnway‘s Prepare To Fvolve season. See New Shows. page 54.

Shockheaded Peter Tue l2—Sat 16 May. 8pm; Wed mat 2pm. Stage adaptation of the famous cautionary tales by 19th-century German doctor Heinrich Hoffmann. written and directed by Phelim Mcl)ermott and Julian Crouch. who have turned these horrid children‘s tales into a ‘junk opera‘ for an adult audience. See feature. page 10.


63 Trongate. 552 4267. T1". (Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. C. Help: AA].

Don Juan Until Sat 2 May. 8pm. £9 (£4). See Touring and review. page 56.

Tit‘ Na N-Og Sun 3 May. 1 lam & 2pm. £2.50 (£1.50). A mythical tale of a splendid white horse that leads two gypsy children away from their Dublin tenement on ajourney of adventure and discovery to the west coast of Ireland. Part oerryr/rrze.

Valley Song Thu 7—Sat 16 May. Not Suns & Mons. 8pm. £9 (£4). First night £4. Athol Fugard's exploration of conflicting generations in the new South Africa is performed by 7:84 Theatre Company. Set in a dusty valley. Abraam Jonkers plants pumpkin seeds while his grandaughter Veronica yearns for life as a singer in the city.



935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Diamond Dogs Thu 14 May. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Touring.


Queen Street. 229 1996. Booking: Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above.

Diamond Dogs Sat 2 May. 3pm. Free preview. See Touring.


Bull Ballet Sun 3 May. 3pm. Free. Mischief l.a-Bas presents a celebratory virility dance around the proverbial maypole. They may be completely out of shape. but they‘ll do their best. An example to us all. Parr (if/Wartime.



Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. "1'11 Help: AA]

The Steamie Fri 8 & Sat 9 May. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £5 (£3). Tony Ropcr‘s famous wash-house comedy is performed by the North Berwick Drama Circle.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

The Marriage Of Figaro Mon I l &

’ed 13 May. 7.15pm. £5.50-£I7.50 (£4.50—-£15.50). Sec Classical & Opera listings. page 51.


2 Leven Street. 220 4349. T1". [Accesst R. 1.. Facilities: WC. IR. G. C. Help: A. AA] Headsets for Infra Red System for the hard of hearing are available from front of house manager.

The Goodbye Girl Until Sat 9 May. 7.30pm. £9.50—£20; Wed 8; Sat mats. 2.30pm. £12. Based on Neil Simon's Academy Award-winning movie. this romantic comedy stars Gary Wilmot and Mani Webb as two people who accidentally rent the same flat. Hilarity ensues.

Kind Hearts And Coronets Mon I 1—Sat 16 May. 7.30pm. £10.50—£l6; Wed 8: Sat mats. 2.30pm. £8.50. When Louis Mazzini is cast out by his aristocratic family. he's determined to get his hands on the title. Sadly. he's the ninth in line. so he must get rid of his rivals. Robert Powell and Colin Baker star in this biting adaptation of the Faling classic. See New Shows. page 54.


(irindlay Street. 229 9697. TT. [Access2 P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.

Clay Bull Until Sat 2 May. 7.45pm. £7--£15 (Concessions available). Kenny Ireland directs Stewart Conn's disappointing new play. In 1950s lidinburgh. a strict middle-class father is so ashamed of his daughter and her illegitimate child that he banishes them to South Africa. where the son is taught by Joseph. a black man. but racial tensions soon surface. See review. page 57.

Tales Of The Tartan Army Tue 5——Sat 9 May. 8pm. £7~£15 (£6). See 'l‘ouring and review. page 56.

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34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. lAccess: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Ultra-Violet Thu 30 Apr-Sat 2 May. 8pm. £6.50 (£3). Adult puppetry telling the true story of Violet Maxwell. an extraordinary Woman who lived in France during World War 11 and suffered from curvature of the spine. When a striking woman walks into her life. they shack up together despite strong family disapproval. Presented by Doo Cot irt text. sound. film and smell.

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Passing Places Stephen Greenhorn's melancholic comedy of Scottish identity takes to the road in a clapped-out Lada. See review, page 56. Touring. Shockheaded Peter Colourful ‘junk opera', based on Heinrich Hoffmann's nasty tales for children. with unsettling music by The Tiger Lillies. See feature, page 10. Glasgow: Tramway.

Dance: Shazam! Choreographer extraordinaire Philippe Decoufle brings his latest extravaganza to Scotland. complete with mirrors. film and video. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

The Secret Sign Glasgow's NVA Organisation boldly go where no performance has taken place before -— unless you count witches' sabbats. See prevrew, page 53. Central: The Devil’s Pulpit.

Kind Hearts And Coronets Robert (Jesus) Powell and Colin (Dr Who) Baker star in a stage adaptation of the classic Ealing black comedy. See New Shows, page 54. Edinburgh: King’s Theatre. Don Juan Glasgow's Raindog company joins forces with television writer Daniel 80er for a devised play about a middle— aged couple drifting into romance. See review, page 56. Touring.

Shopping And Fucking Mark Ravenhill's phenomenally successful depiction of blighted British youth makes its west of Scotland debut. See New Shows, page 55. Glasgow: Citizens' Theatre.

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