The Official Tribute To The Blues Brothers Mon 15-Sat 20 Nov. Mon-Fri 7.30pm; Sat 6pm & 9pm. £7-£17.50. Tributes, tributes, tributes - if these people didn’t die, the musical makers would be forced to kill them off. To be fair, this is one of the better ones, and if you’re a fan of the film then this singalong with Jake and Elwood makes for a good night out.


43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. [WC, WA

Scoitish International Storytelling Festival Until Fri 12 Nov. See City Life. Farewell Miss Julie Logan Mon 15-Sat 20 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). The final work of J. M. Barrie gets its first stage adaptation in the hands of the Scottish Actors Initiative. Cut off from the outside world by a snowdrift, the occupants of a secluded glen begin to unravel the mystery of the visiting strangers, including the entrancing Julie Logan.


18—22 Greenside Place, 557 2590. [H, WC, WA]

Phantom Of The Opera Until Sun 19 Dec (not Mon). 7.30pm (Wed, Sat & Sun mat 2.30pm). £7—£32.50. One of Lloyd Webber’s earlier musical offerings, and the show that brought Sarah Brightman to the nation’s attention, but you can’t hold that against it. The odd spectacular effect keeps the attention gripped and the presence of songs such as Music Of The Night and the eponymous Phantom Of The Opera ensure this opera house romp continues to pull in the crowds.


Grindlay Street, 248 4848. [P, H, TI‘, WC, WA]

Macbeth Until Sat 20 Nov (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm (2.30pm mat Sat 6, Wed 10 & Sat 13 Nov). £7—£16. Designers from the Royal National Theatre lend Kenny Ireland a hand for this new production by the in-house company. Focusing on the struggle for power in a divided Scotland, Shakespeare’s “Scottish’ play has taken on a whole new resonance.

Experimenting with music and text: Seagulls


10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. [WC, WA] Amadeus Wed 17—Sat 20 Nov. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). Although presumably not as long and epic as the feature film, this tale of rivalry between court composer Salieri and young musical genius Mozart in 18th century Vienna should still make for good viewing.


Cambridge Street, 228 1404. [P, H, 'I'I‘, WC, WA]

The Rise, Fall And Rise Of Gyro Proon Fri 5-Sun 7 Nov. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). Thrown into the spotlight following a successful gig in his local club, Jim Plum undergoes a style, name and ultimately,

personality change. Fame however, has its drawbacks, and Proon’s life is soon thrown into chaos in this new production from Lung Ha’s Theatre Company. See


e Dream Train Fri 124m 14 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£3). New Scottish theatre company Magnetic North present the world premiere of this work by acclaimed playwright Tom McGrath. Inspired by the music of 1.8. Bach, the play inhabits a surreal world of dreams and insomnia. See preview.

Josef Tue 16 Nov. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Tom McGrath presents a performed reading of this new play by Raymond Ross, which follows a Polish immigrant living in Edinburgh.

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Class Act Wed 17 & Thu 18 Nov. 7.30pm. Free. The product of a Bank of Scotland project which saw professional playwrights collaborate with students in schools in Edinburgh and the Borders.



54 George Street, 220 4349. [P, WC, WA] Egyptian Hafla Fri 12 Nov. 8pm. £7.50. Guest dancer Juliana Brustik joins the Edinburgh Egyptian Dancers in this programme of Middle Eastern dance. Part ofAssemnyAlive/. '

BRUNTON THEATRE Ladyweii Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. Li", H, W, WC, WA]

ark Baldwin Dance Company Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). Mark Baldwin and his company return to Scotland for the first time in over two years with a brand new piece, Julius Tomb. At times both humorous and beautiful, Baldwin’s distinctive choreography is set to the music of hot young composer Luke Stoneham. See review.


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

Richard Alston Dance CompanyTue 9 Nov. 7.30pm. £6.50—£14 (£5.50—£12). Alston returns to Scotland after a four year absence, with a new programme entitled Leaving It Late. Featuring new works Red Run and A Sudden Exit, Alston’s popular Rough Cut, choreographed during his time with Rambert, also makes an appearance. See review.


10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. [WC, WA] Woodland Tue 9 Nov. 7.30pm. Free. Evocative choreography and original poetry combine to tell one unhappy woman’s personal story.

The Mampuri Princess Sat 13 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Chitrangada use classical Indian dance styles to tell Rabindranath Tagore’s moving story.

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This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow and Edinburgh‘s main theatres. More information. including events at smaller venues, can be found in the listings above and over the page. Performances shown in brackets are free or reduced price previews.

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