THEATRE listings



282 Hope Street, 332 9000. [P, H, WC, WA

Ara ian Nights Tue 9—Sat 13 Nov. 7.15pm (Thu & Sat mat 2.15pm). £5.50—£10.50. A hit at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Young Vic Theatre Company return to Scotland to give the west coast a taste of their Middle Eastern magic. Fusing dance, puppetry, live music and a good dose of humour, this acclaimed version of the ancient tale of Shahrazad and her 1001 intriguing stories is definitely not just for the kids.

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260 Clyde Street, 243 2177.

Marky Sun 7—Tue 9 Nov. 10pm. £4. Counterfeiters present their updated adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s short story Markheim.

TRON THEATRE 63 Trongatc. Ticketlink. [H, 'IT, WC, WA

The Cosmonaut's Last Message To The Woman He Once Loved In The

Former Soviet Union Until Sat 6 Nov.

7.30pm. £6.95-£8.95 (£3.50—£5). lrina Brown directs this new play by hot young Scottish playwright David Greig, following the hopes and dreams of a host of characters all searching for something or someone. Scottish/Italian Playground Sat 6—Sun 14 Nov (not Mon 8-Fri 12). 2.30pm; Sun 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £3. The Tron play their part in this year’s Italian Festival, with seven contemporary Scottish and Italian plays performed over two weekends by students of the RSAMD. The line-up is as follows: Straitjackets by Janet Paisley on Sat 6 Nov, 2.30pm; The Robbery by Oreste D’lppolito on Sun 7 Nov, 2.30pm; Cafeteria/Restaurant by Alan Wilkins on Sun 7 Nov, 7.30pm; Sum/ironed by Antonio Turi on Sat 13 Nov, 2.30pm; Our Bad Magnet by Douglas Maxwell on Sun 14 Nov, 2.30pm and finally a double-bill of Queens by Giacomo Carbone and Venus Fly Trap by Vivana

Salvati on Sun 14 Nov, 7.30pm. All plays are performed in English, so you can put your phrase book away. Outside Broadcast Fri 12 Nov. 8.30pm in the Tron Bar. Free. 7:84 Theatre Company follow up last year’s hugely popular election 99, with a probe into exactly what has been achieved since the nation voted Yes Yes and the Scottish Parliament took residence on the Mound.

classic. Performed by Tag Theatre Company, the play centres on a gifted scholar whose desperation for power drives him to sell his soul to the devil. Torch Song Trilogy Thu 18 & Fri 19 Nov. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Set in the heady disco days of 1970’s New York, Harvey Fierstein’s Tony award-winning play charts the sometimes moving, often hilarious and always fascinating exploits

Using a mix of theatre, video, music and of Arnold the drag queen. dance, the company will be taking their ‘broadcasts’ to a number of venues FESTIVAL THEATRE

between 12—20 Nov, including bars, streets and even the Parliament itself. Voices Tue 16 & Wed 17 Nov. 8pm. £6.95 (£3.50). Thonght-provoking drama from Theatregroep Hollandia, which uses a series of dinner table vignettes to expose hypocrisy and lies in the lives of the guests.



Argyle Street, 287 2699. [P, WC, WA] A Load Of Tosh Sun 7 Nov. 3pm. £6 (£4). Studio Performance Group present new dance works inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with works and music by Weber, Satie, Poulenc and Elgar.



54 George Street, 220 4349. [P, WC, WA] Circus Wed 17-Fri 19 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£5). Following the success of Seizer, Boilerhouse Theatre Company team up once again with playwright Spencer Hazel for a modern performance piece. Set in a circus ring where the past is constantly repeating itself, the piece explores the gap between Scotland’s national identity and the reality of living here.


Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. [P, H, TI‘, WC, WA]

Dr Faustus Thu ll-Sat 13 Nov. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). The latest in an ever-increasing number of Scots translations sees Edwin Morgan adapt Christopher Marlowe’s

13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. [H, WC, WA

Return 0 The Forbidden Planet Until Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm (Thu mat 2pm, Sat mat 4pm). £7—£22 (£4-£19). Loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest (and we mean loosely), this musical rock ’n’ roller features such classics as Good Vibrations and Great Balls Of F ire.

The Happiest Day Of My Life Fri 12 & Sat 13 Nov. 7.30pm. £7.50—£18 (£5.50-£15). Over 185 only. Still a talking point four years after their 1995 show EnterAchilles, DV8 Physical Theatre make a very welcome return to the Festival Theatre. Mixing the everyday with the absurd, this new show uses theatre, movement and film footage to explore the quest for love.


Elm Row, Leith Walk, 317 3000.

Our Town Until Fri 5 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£2—£3). Second year students at Queen Margaret University College perform Thornton Wilder’s portrait of life in a small New England town at the turn of the century.

Cider With Rosie Tue 16—Fri 19 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£2-£3). The second of two productions by Second Year students at Queen Margaret University College secs Laurie Lee’s infamous novel brought to the stage. Adapted by James Roose- Evans, the play recounts Lee’s boyhood in a small Cotswold village.


13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366.

The Frog Princess Fri 12 & Sat 13 Nov. 8pm. Free. The University of Edinburgh's School of German Language give a performed reading (in English) of Kerstin Specht’s comedy The Frog Princess.


2 Leven Street, 529 6000. [H, TT, WC, WA] Stand By Your Man Until Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm (Wed mat 2.30pm). £6.50—£15 (£6.50—£12). Yet another musical tribute comes to town, this time paying homage to one of the finest female singers to come out of Nashville.

Adding some collar to the theatre: Clavigo

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