THEATRE listings


RSAMD 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. [H, WC, WA Ba ers Mon 7 & Tue 8 Feb. 7.15pm; Tue 2.30pm & 7.15pm. £5 (£3). The profound and the banal mix in this theatre piece from RSAMD students, which examines Bresson’s premise of being instead of seeming. Thresholds Of Being Thu 10 & Fri 11 Feb. 7.15pm; Fri 2.30pm & 7.15pm. £5 (£3). Billed as a ‘feast of the senses’, RSAMD students embark on a multi-media journey which takes the body as its starting 1111. e Outlook Tower Mon 14 & Tue 15 Feb. 7.15pm; The 2.30pm & 7.15pm. £5 (£3). RSAMD students translate the vision

Women’s Support Project. Home Tue Mat 12 Feb. 8pm. £6.95—£8.95 (£3—£3.50). All tickets £3 on Tue 8 Feb. Post-show discussion Thu 10 Feb. Can we ever escape where we’re from? This is the question posed by Nicola McCartney’s new play, which posits the return of a successful career woman to her family home. See


aiting Room Tue 8—Sat 12 Feb. 7.30pm. £6.95-£8.95 (£3.50-£5). All tickets £3 on Tue 8 Feb. See Paisley, above. Hymns Tue 15-Sat 19 Feb. 8pm. £6.95-£8.95 (£3.50—£5). All tickets £3 on Tue 15 Feb. Frantic Assembly’s physical theatre piece, about the mutual sense of loss felt between a group of men at a friend’s death, returns to Scotland.


of architect and social theorist Patrick THEATRE ROYAL Geddes into theatrical imagery. 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. [P, H, WC, WA]


63 Trongate. Ticketlink. [H, 11‘, WC, WA] Deadly Thu 3—Sat 5 Feb. 8pm. £6.95-£8.95 (£3.50—£5). No Ordinary Angels use circus skills, theatre and dance in their award-winning portrayal of the seven deadly sins.

Elaine C. Smith, Brenda Cochrane a Billy Porter Sun 6 Feb. 8pm. £10. Elaine C. Smith of Rab C. Nesbt'tt fame, is joined by fellow variety entertainers for an evening of humour and song in aid of the

Prince Rama And The Demons Until Fri 4 Feb. Thu 1.30pm; Fri 1.30pm. £3.50—£22 (cones available). In their first piece to be specially created for younger people, Scottish Ballet have been inspired by Javanese and Balinese traditions in their interpretation of the Indian story of the Ramayana. This legend tells the tale of Prince Rama and how he is helped by Hanuman the monkey god to rescue his kidnap d wife.

Often ach In The Underworld Until Sat

Adzido celebrate a last minute equaliser, Kings Theatre, Edinburgh. Fri 11-Sat 12 Feb

5 Feb. 7.15pm; Sat 2.15pm & 7.15pm. £3.50-£22 (concs available). Scottish Ballet’s new artistic director Robert North has created a new ballet inspired by the music of 19th century composer Jacques Offenbach. Set to the composer’s music, the ballet envisages Offenbach returning to Paris in the 20th century, where he meets such ‘modemists’ as Stravinsky. The piece is paired to a curtain raiser entitled Miniatures, which is set to music by Stravinsky.



11b Bristo Place, 225 9893. [WC, WA]

The Thirteen Clocks Tue 8—Sat 12 Feb. 7.30pm; Sat 10.30am & 7.30pm. £4 (£3.50). Free matinee for children on Sat 12 Feb, 10.30am. Adapted from the American illustrated story by James Thurber, Edinburgh University Theatre Company present this light-hearted fairytale for all ages. See Kids listings, page 73.

& 7.30pm. £6—£14 (£4—£1 1). Marie Jones’

play tells of Anne and Vera, two 40-

something Daniel O’Donnell fans who head

off to Africa in search of adventure. See review.

t Of The Red Hot Lovers Until Sat 5 Feb. 7.30pm; Wed 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £7—£16 (£5-£13). Scotland’s own red hot lover Tom Conti stars in Neil Simon’s hit comedy, as the middle-aged Lothario desperate to get a piece of the action before it’s too late. See review.


18—22 Greenside Place, 0870 6063424. [H, WC, WA

Doctor olittle Wed 16 Feb—Sat 4 Mar (not Sun). Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Thu 17 Feb 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £8—£29.50 (£8—£22). Philip Schof'leld stars in this new musical featuring a host of animatronic animals, including a parrot, Polynesia, voiced by the wonderful Julie Andrews.


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

East Coast Stories Wed 16 & Thu 17 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£3); family ticket £14. Brunton Youth Theatre’s new play looks at the highs and lows of life as a teenager living in East Lothian.

Twelfth Night Until Sat 12 Feb (not Sun). 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £4—£8 (£4—£5.50). Mistaken identities, high tricks and low comedy combine in Brunton Theatre Company ’5 adaptation of Shakespeare’s popular comedy. See review.


Elm Row, Leith Walk, 317 3000.

Circus Sat 5 Feb. 7pm. £6 (£4). Following the success of Seizer and Headstare, 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 Britain’s national identity and the reality of living here. See review.


2 Leven Street, 529 6000. [H, TT, WC, WA]

Women On The Verge. . . Get A Life! Tue 15—Sat 19 Feb. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm

ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 248 4848. [P, H, TI‘, WC, WA

Three Sisters Fri 11 Feb—Sat 4 Mar (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm. £7—£16 (£1-£8). Chekov’s elegaic theatrical essay on frustration and isolation is adapted, in this version, b Liz Lochhead. See preview. Writer's ramp Until Sat 5 Feb. 7.45pm; Sat 2.30pm & 7.45pm.£7-£16(£1—£8). John Byme takes a comic look at the literary landscape of Nitshill after the death of its main force, Frank Seneca McDade.


Cambridge Street, 228 1404. [P, H, W, WC, WA]

Quartz Fri 45m 26 Feb (not Mon). 8pm. £9 (£4.50). Previews Fri 4—Sun 6 Feb, tickets £4.50. Post-show discussion Thu 17 Feb. The Traverse house company present their biggest offering of the season so far. Catherine Czerkawska’s play tells of the destructive capacity of love. See preview.

Monday Lizard Mon 7 Feb. 8pm. Free. The Traverse continues its monthly platform for new theatre and performance. Come and see the writers of the future. Writer's Workshop Sat 12 Feb. 11am—4pm. £5 (£2.50). Catherine Czerkawska, the playwright behind current

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