artistic director Simon Starkey adapts and directs the classic fairy tale for a colourful Christmas show for family audiences.


()ld Coach Road. liast Mains. liast Kilbride. 01355 26l000. [AccessI R. Facilities: H].

The Dancing Princesses Sat 5 Dec. 2.30pm £3 11.4.50). See Kids listings. page 94.

The Mothers Unleashed Trilogy Sat S [)ec. 8pm. £6 (1.3). See Touring. Robin Hood And His Babe In The WOOd \Ved ‘)--.Sal 13. \Ved l6—-Sal l‘). Mon 2l-Wed 23 Dec. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Alternative panto from local amateur company KYB().


Hovvden Park. Livingston. 01506 433634.

The Gift Of Christmas \Ved to Dec. 7.30pm. £8 (£61. Walk ()ur Talk Productions Pl'csent a 'festive feast of Christmas classic from a distinguished theatrical family and their musical friends'. A collection of music. verse. scenes from classic play s. carols and popular upbeat songs. Featuring Dorothy Tutin. Derek Waring. Nick \‘v'aring. Amanda Waring and Robert 1)avvs.

Jack And The Beanstalk Sat 1‘) Dec.

1 lam & 2pm. £4 (£2.50l. Well- established Glasgow-based children's company Hopscotch Theatre presents this classic fairy tale of Jack and his magic beans. See competition in Kids listings. page ()4.

MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 46l08l. [Accessz l’. PPA. 1.. R. fatalities: WC. “S. H. (.i]

Beauty And The Beast L'ntil Thu 31 Dec. times vary. 95) (£6.50). Stuart Paterson's adaptation of the classic lairy tale is this year's (‘hristmas shovv for families at the MacRoberl lispect colourful designs. exciting storyline and lots of knockahout fun and games.


This section lists all future dates in the Central Belt of shows that are on tour. Cinderella Seasonal revival of the Scottish Ballet production. based on the popular fairy tale. For further information. contact Scottish Ballet 0110141 331 2931. See preview. page 70.

lz'rlilibuIy/i I’estiml 'I‘lieulre Tue lS-Thu 17 Dec; Mon 21--Thu 24 Dec. times vary. Thea/re Rural. (i/usemr Wed 6 Jan. 7.15pm; Thu 7 Jan. 1.30pm & 7.15pm; Fri 3 Jan. 7.15pm; Sat 9 Jan. 2.15pm & 7.15pm.

Dissent Leading Scottish touring company

: 7:84 presents Stephen Greenhorn's latest

play. A political thriller with a comic undercurrent. Dissent explores personal ambition and the conflict between party politics and single-issue activism. A timely project as Scotland prepares for the new parliament. For further details. contact 7:84 on 0141 334 6686.

James Armin 'l'lieurre. (I‘lus‘gmr Until Sttn 6 Dec. 7.30pm. £8 0.4).

La Fille Mal Gardée Scottish Ballet revives its popular production from last year. featuring the famous Widovv's clog dance. For further information. contact Scottish Ballet on 0141 331 2931. See preview. page 70.

lit/[lilting]: Festival Theatre Hi 18 Dec. 7.30pm: Sat 1‘) Dec. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. T/Il’U/I'l’ Rural. (i/(Ivg'mt‘ Wed 30. l.3()plil & 7.15pszhu 31 Dec. 1.30 m.

The Mothers Unleashed Trilogy Alison

Park and Janice McSkiniming join together

to Present ‘The Festive Alternative. a

comedy in three parts. based on their personal experiences of pregnancy.

; childbirth. motherhood and post-natal depression. A complimentary glass of wine

vvill be offered at 7.30pm. For further information. contact venues. 'liirve/en ('nnmumili Hull Thu 3 Dec. 8pm.

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