935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Diamond Dogs Thu 14 May. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Touring and review. page 64.


25 Albert Drive. 287 5511. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]. Mestiza - Que Bonitos Oios Tienes Thu 28—Sat 30 May. 8pm. £6 (£4). The title translates as Mestr’za Wltat Beautiful Eyes You Have. This is the first full-length show from Julie Tolentino. a member of the David Rousseve/REALITY Dance Company and a former colloborator with performance artist Ron Athey. Tolentino uses movement. evocative imagery. storytelling. new technology and a diverse original soundtrack to explore sex. cultural identity and family. See New Shows. page 62.



Chambers Street. Tickets 220 4349/447 6302.

Woman In Mind Wed 20—Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group presents an amateur production of Alan Ayckbourn's disturbing black comedy. which shows a middle-aged woman slipping slowing into insanity.


2a Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. C. Help: AA] Crazyface Tue l9—Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. £4 (£3.50). Edinburgh University Theatre Company presents Clive Barker‘s play of laughter. love and chocolate. Part picaresque and part mystery play. Craziyace is a fool's epic set in Elizabethan Flanders.


Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. T1”. Help: AA]

Guys And Dolls Wed 20—Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Amateur company Encore performs this community production of the famous musical and movie.

The Good Old Days Tue 26 & Wed 27 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Melville Music Hall Company celebrates the music and

dance of yesteryear. In aid of Musselburgh War Memorial Remembrance Fund.


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

Dancing In The Streets Wed 20 & Thu 2| May. 7.30pm. £11.50—£16.50 (£8.50—£l3.50). See Touring.


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

Kind Hearts And Coronets Until Sat I6 May. 7.30pm. £10.50—£16; Sat mat. 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 satire. most famously produced as an Ealing classic. See review. pa e 64.

My Fat Frien Tue l9—Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. £9.50—£15 (concessions available); Wed & Sat mat. 2.30pm. £4. First night £4. John ‘l‘m free!‘ lnman serves up a helping of comedy in My Fat Friend. The eponymous chubster is Vicky. who has a love/hate relationship with her lodgers. Henry tells her she's fat. James is a great cook. Things get stirred up when she decides to shed the pounds.


43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Hitting Town Thu 21 & Fri 22 May. 7.45pm. £5 (£3.50). Billed as ‘a short story of incest and urban decay‘. Stephen Poliakoff‘s play is set shortly after the Birmingham bombings of the mid 1970s and is a personal rection to the violence and bad vibes of that time. Performed by Redact Productions.

QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE Corstorphine Theatre. C lerwood Terrace. 317 3546.

Hedda Gabler Costorphine Studio. Until Fri 15 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Henrik lbsen’s classic tale of high passion in bourgeois society. performed by students from the drama department.

Caucasian Chalk Circle Costorphine Theatre. Wed 20—Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Brecht‘s satirical masterpiece combines music and fable to tell the story of the struggle for custody rights between Grusche. a kitchen maid. and the Governor‘s wife. whose abandoned daughter she adopts. Directed by Gerry Mulgrew.

listings THEATRE


Gnndlay Street. 229 9697. TI". [Accessz P. L. Facilities: WC. W3. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.

David Strassman Until Sat 16 May. 8pm: Sat 8.30pm. £7—£15 (£7—£l2). Children‘s show Sat 3pm. £5. American ventriloquist Strassman was a sell-out success at last year's Fringe. With his alter-ego Chuck. a fully automated puppet. he puts on a darkly comic show.


Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 0. C] Closed Suns. Ticketline: 220 4349. Stags And Hens Until Sat 16 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Napier University Drama Society presents Willy Russell‘s black comedy. a study of working class misogyny. social mores and thwarted ambition.

Wise Guys Fri 22 May. 8pm. £2.50. See Touring and New

Shows. page 62.


Crew Road South. 332 249|. Tickets on the door.

Taming Of The Shrew, The Evil- Doers 8r When I Was A Girl I Used To Scream And Shout Wed I3 & Thu 14 May. 6pm. £3 (£1.50). Students perform extracts from the plays by Shakespeare. Chris Hannan and Sharman MacDonald.

H it List

Last issue’s Hit List gave a description of Raindog’s touring show Love, Lies. Bleeding under the title Don Juan. a touring show by Theatre Babel. Of course, our intention was to recommend both shows. We apologise for the confusion.

Hit list

The best stage shows this fortnight.

Dance: Rambert Dance Company The leading contemporary dance company is back with a new triple~bi1| and a revival of the 20-year old classic Cruel Garden. See review, page 65 Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

Dance: Siobhan Davies Dance Company Another leading light of British contemporary dance. celebrating its tenth brithday with a half-old, half- new double-bill. See review, page 65 Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

Comedy: Steve Coogan At least five faces on one pair of shoulders as Coogan takes the road with his cracking stage show. See feature, page 14. Performance: The Secret Sign Glasgow‘s NVA Organisation takes the punters for a magical mystery wade through a hidden gorge in Stirlingshire in this son et lumiere with a big difference. Central: The Devil’s Pulpit. Passing Places Two Motherwell lads hit the high road in a clapped-out Lada with a stolen surfboard strapped to the roof. Now on the road at last. Touring. Comedy: David Strassman The American ventriloqoist who takes no prisoners is back to spread amazement, amusement and anxiety in his wake. Edinburgh: Royal Lyceum Theatre. Dusty Fruit Inventive and unsettling physical comedy from Liverpool company Rejects Revenge. See new Shows, page 62 Paisley Arts Centre.

This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow and Edinburgh's main theatres. More information, including events at smaller venues. can be found in the listings above and over the page.

Performances shown in brackets are free or reduced price previews.

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14—28 May 1998 TIIE usrer