THEATRE listings



Cambridge Street. 228 1404. TT. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C] Fire In The Basement Traverse 2. Tue 5 May. 7.30pm. £1. Performed reading of an adaptation by Bill Findlay of Pavel Kohout‘s allegorical farce about newlyweds whose honeymoon turns into a nightmare. Kohout has been described as the most important Czech playwright since Vaclav Havel.

Camster Traverse 2. Fri 8 & Sat 9 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Thurso-based playwright and poet George Gunn presents Canister. a sequence of ten short plays about love. in which two characters. Helen and Seoras. journey back and forth across the North of Scotland. Performed by Grey Coast Theatre. See New Shows. page 55. Monday Lizard Traverse Bar. Mon 1 1 May. 8pm. Free. Ella Wildridge introduces the monthly platform for Scottish playwrights. with jazz music encouraging a relaxing atmosphere.



Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA]

From The Desert Through The Forest 81 Lumen Sat 2 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£4.50). A double-bill from Diversions Dance Company. Matjaz Faric choreographs the first piece. Spain's Toni Mira choreographs the second.


13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

Shazam! Until Sat 2 May. 7.30pm. £5.50—£17.50 (£4.50—£14.50). Philippe Decouflé. one of the world's most celebrated and eccentric choreographers. presents this spectacular production. which

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The Bosun's Pie

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One of the UK’s most celebrated folk singers


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makes use of screens. characters. simultaneous stories and film/video images. Tales Of Hoffman Tue 5 May-Sat 9 May. 7.30pm; Thu mat 1.30pm; Sat tnat 2pm. £5—£25. Fresh frotn the success of [a Fil/e Mal (iarz/e’e. Scottish Ballet presents a revival of Peter Darrell's ballet based on the romantic yarns of German fantasist ETA. Hoffman.


Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Accesst PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] Dance For All Fri 8 & Sat 9 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). An eclectic programme of dance including ballet. jazz. modern. tap. flamenco. lndian. Egyptian and Scottish. presented by adults and young people from Edinburgh.



Kildrum. Cumbemauld. 01236 732%87. TT. [Accessz PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] Parliament Of Women Fri 8 & Sat 9 May. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). No Mean Co‘s bawdy take on Aristophanes’ 2500-year- old comed of female empowerment. Tales Of The Tartan Army Mon 11—Sat 16 May. 7.45pm. Sat tnat 2pm. £8 (£5). See Touring and review. page 56.


Finninch Glen. near Drymen. Tickets 0141 552 4267.

The Secret Sign Sat 9—Sat 16 May Coaches leave Glasgow and Stirling at 8.45pm (return at 11.40pm). £10 (£7). ‘A multi-fomiat environmental animation in one of Scotland's best-kept natural secrets' is how the latest project frotn Glasgow's NVA Organisation describes itself. A walk in the dark - and into the unknown it takes place in this ancient river gorge. and promises surprise and spectacle in equal measure. The walk itself is free. but the ticket price covers coach travel (the only access available). use of waders and refreshments. See preview. page 53.

George Wyllie talk on Sun IOth at 3pm (free)


[Sun3 May~8pm £11

the perfectly packaged musical comedy gift

Bill Baey

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Moliere than thou: Mark McDonnell in Theatre Babel's touring production


Livingston. 01506 433 634.

Little Victories Sat 9 May. 2.30pm. £4 (£2.50). See Touring.

MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. [Access: 1’. l’l’A. 1.. R. Facilities: we. ws. 11. G]

Leaves Among Thorns Until Stm 14 Jun. Not Mons. Noon~5pm. Free. 101' Theatre present an installation which retells some of the Grimm Brothers‘ fairy tales in an innovative way. A colourful forest of trees is installed in the MacRobert studio. each with its own story to tell itt its own way. The leaves are covered in words and images front the stories. and a soundtrack of rustling foliage. birdsong and distant thunder adds to the atmosphere. See Kids listings. page 81.

The Singing Kettle World Tour Fri l~Mon 4 May. Fri lpm 6: 6pm. Sat AMon 1pm 8; 4pm. £8 (£7). See Kids listings. page 81.

Tir Na N-Og Thu 7 May. 7.30pm; Fri S May. 10.30am (t 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50), Suitable for children aged 8 and upwards. Travelling Light Theatre Company presents the story of two children. whisked away from their Dublin tenement on a mysterious white horse to the magical west coast of Ireland. Passing Places Tue 12-7Sat 16 May. 7.30pm. £9 (£4.50). See Touring and review. page 56.

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

Diamond Dogs lidinburgh-basetl (‘ui-ve Foundation presents a new piece of work based on - and set to some of David Bowie's most famous tracks of the 70s. including 'Diamond Dogs'. 'Jean (icnie' and 'Rebel Rebel‘. The work explores a theme of instincts and urges in humans and animals alike. Thin White Duke- tasticl

Gallery (1] .th/erlt Art, (I/as‘gau' Sat 2 May. 3pm. For details. call the Curve Foundation on 0131 225 5525.

Cottier Theatre. (ilasgmt- Thu 14 May. 8pm.

Assenthlv Ran/its. lit/in/ntrg/t Sat 16 May. 7pm.

Don Juan lain Hcggie's adaptation of Moliere's sex comedy is performed by Glasgow-based Theatre Babel. Thrill as Don Juan says ‘up yours‘ to God and beds every woman he meets. For

of Don Juan

details. call Theatre Babel on 0141 226


'I'ran Theatre. (ilasgait' Until 2 May.

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Little Victories This comedy aimed at 9— 12 year olds was the winner of the Best Children's Show award at the 1994 London Fringe Awards. TAG Theatre presents Shaun Prendergast's story of a little boy who deals with upheavals in his life by escaping into a rich fantasy world. For details. call TAG on (1141 552 4949. Hum/en Park Centre. Livingston Sat 9 May. 2.30pm.

'l'rnn Theatre, Glasgow Sat 16 May. 2pm. 'I'heatre Workshop. Edinburgh Tue 19 May—Sat 23 May. various times. Mai-Robert Arts Centre. Stirling Sat 30 May. 2pm.

Bells/till Cultural Centre Sat 6 Jun. 2pm. Love, Lies. Bleeding In a new devised show scripted by Hamish MUt‘lM’l/l writer Daniel Boyle. Raindog theatre company present a passionate love story with a massive cast. set one night in a smoke- filled bar. For details call Raindog on 01412043123.

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23 May. 7.30pm.

'l‘i'ai-erse. lz'tli/t/iurgh Thu 4—Sun 7 Jun. 8pm.

Passing Places A tale of rites-of-passage on the road presented by the Traverse company. Brian and Alex leave Motherwell for Thurso with a nicked surfboard and a Lada on its last legs. Pursued by Alex's crazy ex-boss. they travel to the north coast. discovering their country and themselves. Stephen Greenhorn‘s play was a sell-out success

at the Traverse in 1997. and features a

live. surf-thrash guitar soundtrack by Mick Slaven from The leopards. See review. page 56. For details call the Traverse Theatre on 0131 228 1404. .llat'Ra/iert Arts Centre. Stirling Tue l2—Sat 16 May. 7.30pm.

Citizen '5‘ Theatre. (ilasgmv Tue 26—Sat 30 May. 8pm.

Tales Of The Tartan Army Ian Black has adapted his best-selling book about Scottish football fans abroad for the stage. Martin McCardie directs this comedy which promises to contain every football. drink. slagging and shagging gag going. You've been warned. For details contact venues. See review. page 56.

Purl/tan Theatre, (Ilasgaw Until Sat 2 May. times vary.

Royal Lyceum Theatre. Edinburgh Tue 5—Sat 9 May. 8pm.

Ctanhernau/tl Theatre Mon 1 l-Sat 16 May. 7.45pm.