Blind faith: Sally Mortemore in The Aspern Papers, on tour in Scotland this fortnight

(in/r1 ()f'liumis‘ I’ru'gus. a rogue is surprised when he brings his concubine to his wife's house.


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


98 lngratn Street. 552 3489. Bookings also Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. Hel : AA]

Fear And Misery Of The T ird Reich Until Sat 13 Jun. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Glasgow's Theatre Works company takes part in the Brecht centenary shenanigans by presenting old Bertolt's cheerily-titled play. which examines individttal participation in the Nazi outrage. See review. page 64.

Sea Urchins Wed 17 Jun—Sat 11 Jul. 7.30pm. £9 (£4). First night £4. The Tron Theatre Company teams up with Dundee Rep for this production of Shartnatt Macdonald's new stage version of her radio play. It's 1961 and an eleven-year- old Scottish girl holidaying on the wild Atlantic coast of Wales contemplates the perils ofgrowing up. See New Shows. page 63.




25 Albert Drive. 287 551 1. TT. [Access: P. l’l’A. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C] Phase 1 (LG. Ballard Project) Sat 20 Jun. 8pm. Free. Theatre and opera director Stewart l.aing explores the theatrical potential of the sci-fi genre.

935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868.

Arte Flamenco Fri l2—Sun 14 Jun. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£9.50). Accomplished flamenco dancer Juanita Jimenez. performs a piece which is sure to get your feet tapping and your hands clapping.


Hope Street. 332 9000. T1”. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. Help: AA]. Closed Suns.

The Hunchback 0f Notre Dame Tue l6—Sat 20 Jun. 7.15pm; Thu & Sat mats 2.15pm. £4.50-£29. Northern Ballet Theatre presents a dance version of Victor Hugo‘s classic novel. We‘ ve a hunch you‘ll like it. See preview. page 62.



Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W3. H. G. C. '1'1‘. Help: AA]

The Aspern Papers Fri I9 8; Sat 20 Jun. 7.30pm. £9 (£5.50). See New Shows. page 63 and Touring.


Morningside Road. Ticketline: 220 4349. Usher Hall. Assembly Rooms and King's Theatre or on the door before show. Cabaret Until Sat 13 Jun. 7.30pm. £8. Edinburgh-based company Allegro presents the musical about decadent Berlin between the wars.


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

La Traviata Tue 16. Thu 18 & Sat 20 Jun. 7.15pm. £9—£45.50 (£7-£42.50). See Classical 8; ()pera listings. page 60. The Queen Of Spades Wed 17 & Fri 19 Jun. 7.15pm. £9—£45.50 (£7—£42.50). See Classical & Opera listings. page 60.


2 l.even Street. 220 4349. TT. [Access: 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.

Talent Mon 22—Sat 27 Jun. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. £9.50—£l4. Victoria Wood‘s first—ever play. written in 1978. about a talent contest that goes disastrously wrong. The cast include Mina Anwar (PC Habib front Thin Blue Line). Sarah Moffett (Kelly frotn (‘mmuttimi Street). veteran comedian John Junkitt and Freddie Davies.

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43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] Down TheTubes Until Sat 13 Jun. 7.30pm. £6 (£3.50). First Base Community Theatre presents a fantasy set in the sewers of Edinburgh. exploring themes of understanding. truth and love. See review. page 65.

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Dance: The Hunchback 0f Notre Dame Another colourful gothic romance from Northern Ballet Theatre. the company that brought us A Christmas Carol and Dracula. See preview, page 62. Glasgow: Theatre Royal.

Five Speccy, mandolin-packing comic poet John Hegley presents a freeform contemplation on the number 5, which includes a trip to ancient Rome. Probably. See preview, page 62. Edinburgh: Traverse Theatre.

Dance: NOT 2 The youngest troupe of this leading Dutch contemporary dance company concludes the prestigious Dance Turns season. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

Working Legs Disabled company Birds Of Paradise presents Alasdair Gray’s political fantasy, set in a topsy-turvy w0rld where the able-bodied are made to feel abnormal. See review, page 65. Touring.

The Aspem Papers London’s Red Shift company is back with a new show based on Henry James's novel about an

academic who betrays all around him to

get his hands on a precious literary document. See New Shows, page 63. Touring.

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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