THEATRE listings

DRAMA & DANCE: RSAMD continued

The Hypochondriac Tue 24 Hi 27 Nov. 7.l5pm. £5 (£3). New .-\thenaeum Theatre. Moliere's classic satire. translated by Alan Drury and directed by Eve .lamiesoii. is performed by postgraduate students. The story centres around Argan. the hypochondriac. his wife who is trying to poison him. his daughter whom he wants to marry a doctor's son. and the maid Toinette. the only one who shows any common sense.


Hope Street. 332 9000. 'IT. (Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities; WC. WS. H. G. C. HelpzAA].

A Midsummer Night's Dream t'ntil Sat 2l Nov. 7.l5pni; mat Thu 2.15pm. £4.50--£l6.50 (concs available). Shakespeare's popular comedy is retold by Oxford Theatre (.‘oiiipany the final show for this company by departing artistic director .lohn Retallack.

Hansel And Gretel Wed 2. Sat 5. Tue l5. Thu I7. Sat l9. Tue 22 A: Wed 23 Dec. 7.I5pm: mat Sat 5 Dec. 2.l5pm. See Classical & ()pera listings. page 65.


63 Trongate. 552 4267, TT. [Accessz PPA. ST. R. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. II. C. Help; AA]

Speedrun Box Office. Tue 24 --Sat 28 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£4). In this vibrant new play by Isabel Wright. five girls and two boys count down the final seconds to the New Year in a Glasgow bar. The show is staged at breakkneck pace in a multi- level set at the Tron's brand new box office. See preview. page 67.



30 Midland Street. 22l 400l. [Accessz l.. Facilities. WC. WS. (7 (3. Help; A. AA]

LoveBites Thu l9 Sat 2| .\‘ov. 8pm. £6.50 (£3.50). Three characters ride an emotional journey to find a relationship at any cost in this latest show by Scottish contemporary dance outfit The X Factor. See review. page 7 l.


93 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Booking also: Ticket Centre. (.‘andleriggs.

Alien Fri 27 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£4). Edinburgh dance company the Curve Foundation presents the world premiere of Ross Cooper's show inspired by the film of the same name.

Many faces of life in the big city: Fecund Theatre's touring production of Fascinations From The Crowd

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54 George Street. 220 4348. Ticketline: 220 4349.

The Tupperware Tea Party Thu )9 & Fri 20 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£4). The inetro-boulot- dodo company present this show which essentially questions our notions of madness. Parr ofAssenr/rlv Alive!


Musselburgh. 665 2240. ]Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. TT. Help: AA]

Cinderella Tue I Dec—Sat 9 Jan. Times vary call box office for details. £6—£9 (cones available). This Christmas pantomime brings to life the fairy tale of Cinderella.


339 Morningside Road. Ticketline: 220 4349.

A Woman Of No Importance Wed 25—Sat 28 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Tickets available on the door or by post from Mrs I. Mackenzie. 30 Regent Terrace. Edinburgh FH7 58S. Oscar Wilde's witty social comedy is presented by The Makars and DMDC.


I3/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: I.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

Tristan Und Isolde Sat 2) Nov. 5pm.

£ I0.50—£49.50 (concs available). See Classical & Opera listings. page 65.

The Magic Flute Fri 20 Nov. 7. 1 5pm. £9.5()—£45.50 (cones available). See Classical 8: ()pera listings. page 65. Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Mon 23--Sat 28 Nov; Mon 7.30pm. Tue—Thu 2pm & 7.30pm: Fri 5pm 8: 8pm; Sat 2pm 8: 7.30pm. £5.50—£20 (cones available). Large-scale revival of the biblical musical which helped make the name of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

An established Edinburgh tradition. this annual show is presented by the Scouts & Guides Association.

Pain Thu 26—Sun 29 Nov. 8pm. £9 (£4.50). See Touring and preview. page 67. Smells + Bells Thu 3 Dec—Sun 6 Dec. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). The Pope is dead and the race is on to replace him. led by a corrupt Scottish cardinal. Christopher Dean‘s play - his second for the gay Molly's Collar 8; Tie company aims to challenge the beliefs that gay people live without faith and people of the faith live without gay people.

NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. (Access: ST. R. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A.


Blude Red Until Sat 2] Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). A revival of this play about the Covenanters and the sacrifice of homes. safety and even lives they made for religious freedom in 170) century Scotland. Presented by Christian group Cutting Edge Theatre Company. the play was a sell-out hit at the I997 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Vision Of Angels Wed 25 & Fri 27 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). This historical drama by Anne Smith is set in the inadhouse during Robeit Fergusson‘s last days.

The Gentle Shepherd Thu 26 (v Sat 28. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). A gentle comedy based on the life ofAllan Ramsay.


Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Les Miserables Until Sat )2 Dec. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. £7.50—£29.50. Call for details of various concessions. Cameron b’lackintosh’s lavish musical. based on the novel by Victor Hugo. in which a paroled prisoner reinvents himself as a pillar of society. and becomes involved in a civil uprising in Paris. Fantastic staging. but somewhat lacking in dramatic passion.


2 Leven Street. 529 6000. TT. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. IR. G. C. Help: A. AA]. Headsets for Infra Red System for the hard of hearing available from front of house manager.

Girls' Night Out In Ibiza Until Sat 2) Nov; Thu 8pm. Fri & Sat 6pm & 9pm. £7—£ l 4. The sequel to the raucous comedy (iii-ls ' Night 01!! sees the girls being whisked off to the party island.

The Gang Show Tue 24—Sai 28 Nov. 7pm: Sat 2.I5pm. £5—£8 (cones available).


Grindlay Street. 248 4848. 'IT. [Accessz P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T Ilelp: A. AA]. Closed Suns anti Mons.

The Collector Until Wed 2) Nov. 7.45pm; Wed ll 8; Sats 2.30pm. £7- £lo (concessions from £l ). John l-‘owles‘s I963 novel. about a lonely clerk named Clegg who kidnaps a young art student. believing that he is unable to live without her. Mark Healy's adaptation updates it as a modern psychological thriller. Recommended.


()rwell Terrace. 346 I405. [Access: PPA. I.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]. The Green Snake Wed 2--Fri 4 Dec. 8pm. £7 (£5). A co-production from The Mask Studio and Mystery Drama Group this is an imaginative staging of a modern fairy tale. inspired by the German writer Goethe.



54 George Street. 220 4348. Ticketline: 220 4349.

Moving In Mysterious Ways. Part One Wed 25 Nov. 3.30pm. Free. Dance Base presents this informal performance of works in progress. l’urt o/As‘senrb/v All)?!

Moving In Mysterious Ways, Part Two Thu 26 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Dance Base present this platform presentation of new works. l’url ot'.»I.i.vent/)lv A/lrt'.’

TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 I404. TT. IAccess: l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G.


Scottish Dance Theatre Sat 21 & Sun 22 Nov. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). A triple-bill of pieces by Scotland's leading contemporary dance company. Artistic director .lanet Smith choreographs l’lulvfu/l; l’it Fong l.oh choreographs (i/imi Opera; and Terry Heck choreographs Arena.



Kildrtiin. Ctimbernauld. 01236 732 887. 'I'l‘. [Accessz PPA. l.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] Cinderella - The True Story Thu 26 Nov---Sat 26 Dec. £6.75 (£4.75). This year‘s Christmas show is a new adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 0| 786 46108l. lAccess: P. PPA. I.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. ('i] Fascinations From The Crowd Studio. Thu 26 Nov. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See


Beauty And The Beast Wed 2 -Thu 3)

Dec. Times vary call box office for details. £9 (£6.50). The MacRobert Christmas show brings a host of familiar faces to the stage.

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

Dissent 7:84 Theatre Company presents a new play by Stephen (ireenliorn. A political thriller with a comic undercurrent. Dissent evploi‘es personal ambition and the conflict between party politics and single-issue activism. A timer project as Scotland prepares new Parliament. For more details contact 7:84 Theatre Company on ()I4l 334 6686.

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Fascinations From The Crowd l-‘ecund Theatre presents this vibrant multi- media production. fusing performance. video and music. to tell a story forin from snapshots of London culture. Recommended. For more details. contact l‘ecund Theatre on 017! 739 3576.

I’d/Islet: Arts ('mtrt' Sat 2l Nov. 7.30pm. .l'ltlt'Rtt/N’I'I /lI'/.\' ('t'iiln' Thu 26 Nov. 7.45pm.

Pain Written. devised and performed by (iraham (‘tinnington for NVA. this hi- teclt iiiulti-media performance centres on his 34-year battle with rheumatoid arthritis. For more details contact NVA on 0141 353 3223.

The Old l'T'llfl/HHI'ACL (i/uveoii‘ Sat 2l & Sun 22 Nov. 9pm & 7pm respectively. 'Ii'tii't'rvt' TTIt‘U/l't’. lz‘r/i'Ii/iii/je/i Thu 26-—Sun 29 Nov. 8pm.