THEATRE listings



by Anton Chekhov in a new version

by Liz Lochhead

11 Feb. - 4 Mar. (Tues. Sat.) 7-45Pm Tickets: £7 £16

Bookings Oval 0131 “ileum 248 4848 Gigi:



Clerk Street, 668 2019. [P, H, WC, WA] The Best Of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor Fri 256m 26 Feb. Fri 8pm; Sat 10.45pm. £12 (£6 standby only). Keillor brings the American radio show to Scotland, featuring music from The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band and special guests, as well as sketches and comedy from the regular crew, including sound effects wizard Tom Keith. Saturday night’s show will be broadcast live to the United States.


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

Three Sisters Until Sat 4 Mar (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm (2.30pm matinees on Sat 19, Wed 23 and Sat 26 Feb). £7—£16 (£1—£8). Liz Lochhead re-writes Russian playwright Anton Chekhov ’5 classic take on life and missed opportunity, bidding farewell to grandiose staging and setting the action in post-WWll Scotland. See preview.


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

Quartz Until Sat 26 Feb (not Mon 21). 8pm. £9 (£4.50). Alternative lifestyle choices are the issues at the heart of this piece from Catherine Czerkawska, which focusses on west coast beachcomber Michael and the women in his life who seek to change him. There will be a post- show discussion on Thu 17 Feb, an audio described performance on Sun 20 Feb and a signed performance on Fri 25 Feb. Home Wed l—Sun 5 Mar. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). lookOUT Theatre Company perform the latest piece from Nicola McCartney, who was behind hit play Heritage. Home examines the relationship between a successful, young woman who returns home to her equally independent

mother. See review. There will be a post- show discussion on Thu 2 Mar.



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

Open Work - Barroco - The Listeners Thu 2 Mar. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). Tabula Rasa Dance Company under the choreography of Claire Pencak, present a triple bill of contemporary dance with the help of Edinburgh composer Omette D. Clennon, theatre director Cathie Boyd, sculptors Eliza Gilchrist and Emma Barnes and Aberdeen-based composer Kitty Watson. There will be an after show discussion on Thu 2 Mar at 9pm.


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

Scottish Ballet - Prince Rama And The Demons Tue 22-Wed 23 Feb. Tue 1.30pm & 6.30pm; Wed 1.30pm. £5—£9 (£3.50). in their first specially created piece for younger people, Scottish Ballet have looked towards Javanese and Balinese traditions for their interpretation of the Indian story of the Ramayana. Using a range of colourful masks and costumes, the company re-tell the legend of Prince Rama and how Hanuman the monkey god helps him rescue his

kidnap d wife.

Scottts ballet - Offenbach In The Underworld Thu 24—Sat 26 Feb. Thu 1.30pm & 7.30pm; Fri 7.30pm; Sat 2pm & 7.30pm. £4—£24.50 (£5.50—£21.50). Scottish Ballet’s new artistic director Robert North has created a new ballet inspired by the music of 19th century composer Jaques 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.

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The World Premiere of


A Love Story

by Chris Dolan

An unforgettable love story of passion and progress


Cumbemauld Theatre, Cumbernauld Dalrymple Hall Arts Centre, Fraserburgh

Woodend Barn Arts Centre, Banchory

Aberdeen Arts Centre, Aberdeen

Motherwell Civic Theatre, Motherwell

The Maltings, Berwick-upon-TVveed

Inverurie Town Hall, Inverurie Dundee Rep., Dundee

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr MacRobert, Stirling

Eden Court, Invemess

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Tron Theatre, Glasgow

60 THE LIST 17 Feb—2 Mar 2000


Cambridge Street, 228 1404. [P, H, 11‘, WC, WA]

Maximum Machine Thu 24 Feb. 8pm. £8 (£4). Yolande Snaith Theatredanoe present this hypnotic new piece, set in Europe during the first flush of the industrial Revolution when scientific invention was the height of entertainment. See preview.



Kildrum, 01236 732887. [R H, 'I'l‘, WC, WA]

The Angel's Share Thu 2—Sat 4 Mar. 7.45pm. £7—£8 (£4—£5). Borderline Theatre present the world premiere of Chris Dolan’s love story, set on a small island where the whisky-producing community are struggling to survive. See preview.


East Port, Dunfermline, 01383 314127. [R H, WC, WA]

Oliver Wed 23-Sat 26 Feb. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Carnegie Youth Theatre perform Lionel Bart’s well-loved musical. Salon Janette Wed 1 Mar. 7.30pm. £6 (£4—£5). High Road regular Mary Riggans stars as Janette, the owner of a successful hairdressing salon whose liberal attitude gets her and her three female employees in no end of trouble. Set in Glasgow’s Dunbarton Road during the early 60$, Salon Janette manages to pack in almost as many classic hit tunes as it does laughs.


Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. [R H, WC, WA]

Beyond Therapy Thu 17-Sat 19 Feb. 8pm. £6 (£3). See RSAMD, Glasgow. Salon Janette Sat 26 Feb. 8pm. £7 (£4). See Carnegie Hall, Dunferrnline.


Carrick SueetAyr, 01292 611222. [H.WC, WA] Salon Janette Fri 18 Feb. 7.30pm. See Carnegie Hall, Dunfennline.


Howden, Livingston, 01506 433634. [R WC, WA]

Salon Janette Sat 194m 20 Feb. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). See Carnegie Hall, Dunfennline.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin Wed 23 Feb. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). See Tron Theatre, Glasgow.


Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. P, H, WC, WA]

George onald In Musical Milestones Sat 19 Feb. 8pm. £7.50 (£5.50). A member of the popular comedy team Scotland The What?, pianist George Donald presents a humorous evening of musical tales and Doric wit.

Home Tue 22 Feb. 7.30pm. £850

(£4.25—£5 . See Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. The Witt es Tue 29 Feb-Sat 4 Mar. See Kids listings page 79.


9 Green Street, Kilmarnock, 01563 523590. Salon Janette Fri 25 Feb. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£6). See Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline.


Rothes Square, Glenrothes, 01592 611101. [R WC, WA]

Survivors Fri 25 Feb. 7.30pm. £3. Rothes Halls Youth Theatre present this new drama centred around an air accident on a remote Scottish island.


University of Stirling, 01786 461081. [R H, WC, WA]l

The Magic ute Until Sat 19 Feb. See Kids listings page 78.

Oklahoma! Until Sat 26 Feb (not Sun). 7.30pm; 19th Feb 2pm & 7.30pm. £10 (£7.50). Stirling And Bridge Of Allan Operatic Society present one of Rogers and Hammerstein’s best-loved musicals.