BRUNTON THEATRE Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240.

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cottish Ballet Sat 6 May. 7.30pm. £9 (£6). Scottish Ballet perform a mixed programme of works including Light Fandango and Miniatures by Robert North and Frederick by Mehmet Balkan. See review. Fly ight Dance Company: Timesteps Thu ll-Sat 13 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Audience participation is the order of the day here, as Fly Right mix archive footage with live dancing in their fun appraisal of the history of dance. From the Charleston through to hip hop, watch and learn; or if you’re feeling itchy in the footwear department, get on up and get down.


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

Kirov Ba let Mon l-Sat 6 May. 7.30pm; Thu & Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £9.50—£48 (£6.50—£45). Renowned the world over for the quality of both their choreography and dancers, the Kirov finally pay a visit to Scotland to show audiences north of the border what all the fuss is about. They’ll be performing two of their classic pieces - La Bayadere (Mon 1 & Tue 2) and the legendary Swan Lake (Thu 4-Sat 6) and although the ticket prices might have you reaching for the smelling salts, it’s certain to be worth every penny. See preview.


10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. [WC, WA] Eucharist Sat 29 Apr. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Kaboom Dance Group present a performance piece which blends contemporary dance and spoken word to redefine our relationship with God.

unscrupulous relatives as he tries to run his father-in-law’s business.

The Prince And The Pilot Thu 4 May. See Kid listings.

Elaine C. Smlth: Hormonally Driven Fri 5 & Sat 6 May. See Comedy listings.

Dundee DUNDEE REP Tay Square, 01382 223530. [R H, WC,

Voted one of the top twenty plays of the 20th century by the Royal National Theatre, J.M. Synge’s comically savage tale depicts love, poverty and hypocrisy in a remote Irish village. See review. Cabaret Sat 6—Sat 27 May (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm. £9-£13.75 (£6—£7.75). Set amidst the decadence of

Putting the play back into panoply: Reduced Shakespeare Company

Kids listings.

Freshmess Fri 5 May. 8pm. £5 (£3). The hip hop and street dance inspired Freshmess present a double bill of dynamic dance; Combo and A Table Disguised As A Pile 0f Books.

The Crucible Sat 6 May. 8pm. Arthur Miller’s tense drama set during the Salem witch trials, performed by the rather inappropriately named Hurrah

WA] Productions. The Playboy Of The Western World . Until Sat 29 Apr. 7.45pm. £4.75—£12.50. Falkll‘k


West Bridge Street, 01324 506850. Rockin' 0n Heaven's Door Wed 3 May. 8pm. £10 (£9). Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran and Elvis Presley come back from the grave for one last shindig.

DRAMA &, DANCE pre-war Berlin where the glamorously Kll'kcaldy self-destructive Sally Bowles meets and ADAM SMITH THEATRE cumbemauld falls for an impoverished novelist. See Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. [R H, CUMBERNAULD THEATRE preview. WC, WA

Kildrum, 01236 732887. [R H, Tl", WC,


A Small Family Business Fri 28 & Sat 29 Apr. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). No Mean Company present Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy about a man plagued by

East Kllbnde


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

Martha Sat 29 Apr. 3pm. £4 (£2). See

Women ughing Thu 27 Apr. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£4.25-£5). Not The National Theatre presents Michael Wall’s award- winning black comedy about two couples who share a dark secret.

Bike! Sat 29 Apr. 2pm. See Kids listings.

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete Millennium Musical (abridged) Thu 4 May. 8pm. £8.50 (£6). The Reduced Shakespeare Company condense 1000 years into 100 minutes in this madcap musical take, from Beowulf to Baywatch, all the landmarks of human history are arodied.

Go Noah 0! Sat 6 May. 2pm. See Kids listin s.

The izard Of 02 Wed 10 & Thu 11 May. 7.15pm. £4 (£3). Dorothy steps into her ruby slippers for an adventure of a lifetime in this community proluction featuring a cast of over 140 children.



185 Hi h Street, 01738 621031

Three all Women Until Sat 29 Apr. 7.30pm (2.30pm mat Sat). £3—£13. One of the finest playwrights of the 20th century, and the man behind the wonderful Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Edward Albee won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1994 for this tale of youth, loneliness and identity set in the bedroom of a wealthy widow. See review. Stirling


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

Closer Thu 27 Apr. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Patrick Marber’s tale of jealousy and desire performed by Stirling University Drama Societ .

Sex 8: Chocolate Fri 28 Apr. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Fiona Knowles stars in a brand new comedy about life, love and Dairy Milk by multi-award winning playwright Rona Munro.

Festival Of One Act Plays Sat 29 & Sun 30 Apr. 7pm. £4—£10 (£2—£7.50). Universities from all over Scotland compete in this drama festival featuring everything from comedy to tragedy. Bike! Mon 1 & Tue 2 May. 11am & 2pm. £2.50. See Kids listings.

Quelques Fleurs Thu 4—Sat 6 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Brunton Theatre Company perform two new plays looking at relationships from the pen of award- winnin playwright Liz Lochhead. Scottisgh Dance Theatre Wed 10 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). See Paisley Arts Centre.

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