THEATRE listings




3 Chambers Street, 220 4349.

See How They Run Wed 17—Sat 20 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group raise a smile with Philip King’s World War 11 comedy.


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

South Pacific Wed 17—Sat 20 May. 7.30pm. £5.50—£6 (£4—£4.50). Warm winds waft across Musselburgh as Encore present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s popular musical.


33 Morningside Road. Tickets: 558 9800. The Weekend Wed 24—Sat 27 May. 7.30pm. £5. Michael Palin’s tale ofa world-weary 60-year-old re-living his youth. See Stage Whispers.

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13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. [11, WC, WA]

Cosi fan tutte Thu 11 & Sat 13 May. See Classical listin s.

Smokey Joe's Ca e Mon 15-Sat 20 May. 7.30pm; Sat 5pm & 8pm. £11.50—£22 (£8.50—£19). Having enjoyed a five-year spell on Broadway, followed by a two year residency in the West End, this Grammy Award-winning show now goes on the road. Essentially a musical salute to Lieber and Stoller, the dynamic songwriting duo behind such hit tunes as Stand By Me, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog and Pearl’s A Singer, the show promises much in the way of glamour and pizzazz.


Elm Row, Leith Walk, 317 3000.

Crimes Of The Heart Until Fri 12 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Queen Margaret University College Drama Department present Beth Hanley’s tale of three sisters coping with love and loss in 19705

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The Mil On The Floss Tue 23—Fri 26 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of George Eliot’s rural novel gets a fresh new look from final year acting students at Queen Margaret University College.


2 Leven Street. 529 6000. [H, 'I'l‘, WC. WA]

The All New Adventures Of Noddy Thu ll—Sun 14 May. See Kids listings. Page 94.

Gasping Mon 15—521! 20 May. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £9.50—£15.5() (£6.50—£12.50). Ben Elton turns his razor-sharp pen to the world of marketing in this fast and furious play starring David Haig (of Four licdrli/igs .»1m1 A

Funeral fame) and Neil Stacy. See preview.

Elvis The Musical Mon 22~Sat 27 May. 7.30pm (Wed mat 2.30pm); Sat 4.45pm & 8pm. £l3.50—£l9.50 (£10.50—L‘l650). See Glasgow King's Theatre.


43—45 High Street. 556 95792647. [WC WA]

Benchmarks Fri 12 & Sat 13 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). A double-bill of new works by playwright Patti Marshall: Hung Out To Dry finds two people in a suburban garden attempting to bare their soul and their washing simultaneously; and Benchmarks features seven sketches depicting one week in the life of a park bench and the various people who make use of it. Performed by Crossfire Theatre Company.

ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 248 4843. ll). ll, 'I'l‘. WC, WA]

Go Wild With The Happy Gang Wed 17—Sat 20 May. See Kids listings.

The Complete Millennium Musical (Abridged) Tue 23—Sal 27 May. 8pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £7—£ l6 (£1—£S). Student discount: half price any seat any night. Having ridden roughshod over the works of Shakespeare and the Bible, The Reduced Shakespeare Company now manhandle the previous millennium, in a musical stylee.

Running from the Dark Ages to present day, truly inexcusable numbers such as ‘Flush Your Troubles Away’ by lavatory inventor Thomas Crapper or ‘Four Norseman of the Apocalypse’ sung by invading Vikings should see a smile firmly plastered on your face throughout.


Ardmillan Terrace, 346 1405. Bondagers Until Sat l3 May. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£5). Arkle Theatre Company present Sue Glover’s tale of women in bonded labour on the Borders farms of the 19th century.


10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. [WC, WA] The Crucible Until Fri 12 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Napier University Drama Society present Arthur Miller’s subtle attack on political persecution, set during the infamous Salem witch trials. nationspace Wed 17 & Thu 18 May. 8pm. £5 (£3). Set to a specially commissioned ambient score, this new piece from Flexible Deadlock fuses

narrative with visual imagery and

movement to explore what it means to be Scottish at the turn of the 21st century.


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

Solemn Mass For A Full Moon In Summer Until Sat 13 May. 8pm. £9 (£4.50).

Martin Bowman and Bill Findlay

translate French Canadian playwright Michel Tremblay’s text into earthy Scots. Inspired by the rituals of the Catholic

5 mass. the play follows five couples and 3 one widow as they lay bare the agonies

and ecstasies of love. See review.



LadyweII Way. Musselburgh, 665 2240. [l’. H. 'I'l‘, WC, WA]

Fly Right Dance Company Timesteps Thu ll—Sat 13 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Fly Right mix archive footage with live dancing in their fun appraisal of the history of dance. From the Charleston

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