THEATRE listings

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by Paul Trainer

A man without a name.

A woman without a future. Alien longing and human desire; two worlds collide in a tale for the millennium.

ASSEMBLY ROOMS George St. Edinburgh

10 - 14 November 7.45 Tickets: £6 (£4) 0131 220 4349


Hum Tue l0--Sat l-l Nov. Spin. £(i (£4). Edinburgh's Perpetual Theatre presents this show which focuses on Dr Connaught. her strange client without a natne. and a life without a purpose. See New Shows. page ()4. l’urt (it .-I.v.venil)lv A/it'r'.’

Schrodinger’s Box Thu )2 a Fri )3 Nov. 7.45pm. £()(£~1). See Touring and New Shows. page ()5. Part ofxtswnih/v xI/itl'l



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“Merlin the Magnificent

by'Stuart Paterson 24 November - 26 December

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Tickets from £2.50 to £10

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The Tupperware Tea Party Thu l‘) is Fri 30 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£4). The Metro- Boulot-Dodo company presents this show which essentially questions our notions of madness. See New Shows. page ()4. Part qusxenib/v sl/ii't'.’


13/29 Nicolson Street. 52‘) ()000. [.Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. .AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

The New Rocky Horror Show Mon 2--Sat 7 Nov. Mon—Thu 8pm: Fri & Sat 6pm & 9pm. £()—£22.5() (concessions available). The kitschy classic is brought back to the stage with Jason Donovan as Frank N. Furter. The show is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary and has become even more outrageous with age. See review. )age ()8.

Tristan Un Isolde Tue 17 is Sat 21 Nov. 5pm. £10.50—£~l‘).50 (concessions available). See Classical & ()pera listings. page o l.

The Magic Flute Wed ts & Fri 2t) Nov. 7. l 5pm. £9.50—£-15.50 (concessions available). See Classical & ()pera listings. page () l.


2 I.even Street. 2304349'1'1'. [Accessz R. l.. Facilities: WC. IR. C). C. Help: A. AA] Headsets for Infra Red System for the hard of hearing available from front of house manager.

The Crucible Tue 3- Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm: tnats Wed A’: Sat 2.30pm. Set in Salem. Massachusetts in 1693. this classic drama by Arthur Miller explores the fanaticism surrounding a witch-hunt. which had obvious resonances during the McCarthy period when it was written.

The Prime 0f Miss Jean Brodie the It) -Sat l4 nov. 7.30pm: mats Wed is Sat 2.30pm). The Royal National Theatre presents a new version of Muriel Spark's classic novel. adapted by Jay Presson Allen. Fiona Sltaw stars as the radical schtmlmistress. See review. page o7. Girls' Night Out In Ibiza Mon to Sat 31 Nov; Mon-Thu 8pm. Fri & Sat ()pm & ()pm. £7--£ H. The sequel to the uproarious comedy (ii/'/.y";\'i'e/it ()1)! sees the girls being whisked off to the party island.


43 High Street. 556 957‘). [Access: ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. C). C. Help: A. AA]

Clean Gyte Until Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). A fast-paced play with songs focusing on James Boswell. the diarist. philosopher and notorious philanderer. This play is based on his extraordinary journals.

Creme de la creme: Fiona Shaw with her girls in The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh l

PLAYHOUSE THEATRE (ireenside Place. 557 259’). |Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. Ci Cl

Les Miserables t'nnl Sat 12 Dec. . ~ 7.30pm: Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm.

£7.50---£2‘).50. Call for details of various concessions. Cameron i‘vlacknttosh's lavish musical. based on the novel by Victor Httgo. in which a paroled prisoner

- reinvents himself as a pillar of society.

Anna Karenina Wed I t

and becomes involved in a civil uprising in Paris. Fantastic staging. ifsomewhat lacking in dramatic passion. QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE Corstophine Studio. Hos Office. 317 3546. The Dining Room t'ntit [in () Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). A cast of nine second year students transform themselves into 57 characters. giving the audience a taste of upper-class America. all within the dining room.

Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Bringing Tolstoy's

. titasterpiece to the stage in John ' Clifford's adaption. the Second Year

Company present this moving story of Anna. the woman who breaks all the social and moral law s by having an affair with the officer Vronsky.


(irindlay Street. 23‘) 9097. 'l'l'. [.Access':

P. |.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (i. C. T ' Help: A. AA}. Closed Suns and .‘vions.

The Collector t’nnl Wed 2) Nov. 7.15pm; Wed ll & Sats 2.30pm. £7- £lo

(concessions from £l ). .lolm l-‘owlcs's

1%3 novel. about a lonely clerk named (‘legg who kidnaps a young art student. believing that he is unable to live without

her. Mark Healy‘s adaptation updated as a iitodern psychological thriller. See review. page (it).

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34 Hamilton Place. 220 5-125. [Access

PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (i. C. Help: AA] Squealin’ Like A Pig l7ntil Sat 1-1 Nov. 3 Spin. £0 (£3.50). A play for teenagers and older audiences about the pressures of adolescence in the 90s. Written by Debbie Isitt and directed by Robert Rae for the 'l‘heatre Workshop company. the

day centres on issues of bullying. ‘eei' I . . e

: pressure and incisor See review. page ()S.

TRAVERSE THEATRE : Cambridge Street. HS 1404. 'l'l'. [Accessi l.. Facilities: WC. “S. H. (i.

(‘]. (‘ltisetl bititts. Remembering Hildegarde Sat 7 -Sun .s' & Tue 10 Wed ll .\'ov. Spin. £0 (£3 ).

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