STAR WARS Trilogy in 30 Minutes Aug. 7-14-21-28 (IL 1 1 :()():1m & 1 1:30 pm Aug. 8-11-13-15-18-20-22-25-27 6L 11:30 pm i 3 X Steve Martin

Aug. 10-12-17-19-24-26 (1L 1 1 :30 pm


Nunsense Aug. 8-14-15-21-22-28 (a 9:30 pm

Workin Studs Terkel Aug. 10- 2-17-19-24-26 GD 9:30 pm

* TEA 81 CRUMPETS Aug. 6-1 1-13-18-20-25-27 (IL 9:30 pm “YOU’RE A GOOD MAN

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THE PRICE Aug. 8-12-15-19-22-26 (IL 4:00 pm

at DRACULA Aug. 7-11-14-18-21-25-28 a. 4:00 pm

6 DEGREES 0F SEPARATION Aug. 11-14—18-21-25-28 Cb 7:00 pm

BAD SEED Aug. 10-13-17-20-24-27 (IL 7:00 pm


Aug. 6-10-13-17-20-24-27 6L 4:00 pm * MODIGLIANI

Aug. 8-12-15-19-22—26 6L 7:00 pm (* U.K Premiere)

RESERVATIONS 0131 558 9695 All Tickets £5.00

Drummond Community High School 41 Bellevue Place Venue 25

School of Theatre University of Southern California L08 Angeles, California

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on THE usr 12—19 Aug 1999




'I love out-madding the maddoes,’ says the funniest man in Scotland who isn't Gerry Sadowitz. 'l was on a train in Sydney once and the man sitting opposite me was reading a newspaper upside down and beating a small bunny rabbit - a pretend one. He gets off the train and he‘s staring at me through the window and this other mad guy comes up to him, thinking he must be normal because he has a newspaper, and . . .

You don't have to be mad to feature in a Phil Kay anecdote but it 3 _ certainly helps. Only minutes after "' meeting Catweazle's double in an Edinburgh pub, The List witnesses another brush with irregular behaviour. A pissed stranger collars Kay and launches into a bout of incomprehensible insults before administering a violent slap to the back of the comic’s head. 'One flew over the cuckoo’s nest,’ suggests the barman somewhat unhelpfully. The slapee just laughs hysterically. which probably means it’s time for another locomotive related story.

'I got on the train tonight and there’s this bearded madman and I give him the smile and say hello and we're talking and suddenly there's this banter about Catcher In The Rye, racism and horse racing. He’s looking at my sandals going "what's this a protest against?" We connected in a certain way. Even though he's drunk. he says ‘there'll be a playwright listening to this and he'll turn it into something that makes people’s lives better"! Phil Kay: you'd be loco to miss him. (Rodger Evans)

l Phil Kay (Fringe) Gilded Balloon (Venue 38) 226 2151, 13—28 Aug, 70pm, £9 (£8); Phil Kay's alternative bus tour of Edinburgh, 26 Aug, 3.30pm, Waverley Bridge, £8.


loco motives: Phil Kay


It all began with talk of eugenics and how it would ensure a better world. ’lmagine listening to the BBC in the morning and they are talking about the joys of genetic research,’ says D.A.R.E. actor and director Robert Rae. ’Effectively they are talking about wiping out disabled people.‘

In 1997 Rae formed D.A.R.E. (Disabled Anarchists Revolutionary Enclave) in collaboration with Nabil Shaban. Created in response to the ’genetic cleansing’ debate, D.A.R.E. ’gives a voice to people whose very

existence is being questioned. We are not here to add to the debate, we are here to get justice.’

In a play loosely based on the story of Jason and the Argonauts, D.A.R.E.’s performers tell the story of Medea who is about to be forcibly sterilised. ’lt hits where it hurts,’ says Rae. ’This is not about the Disneyfication of disability.’ (Susanna Beaumont)

l D.A.R. E. (Fringe) Theatre Workshop (Venue 20) 226 5425, 76-29 Aug (not 22-23) times vary, £7 (£4). Previews 73-14, 70.30pm, £4.

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Medea watch: D.A.R.E.