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Marion and Maud Sun 12 Nov. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£7.50). They ’re clean-shaven, their lipstick’s on straight and the grand old dames of Edinburgh theatre are ready to

sing, dance and ‘chat’ for your delectation.

Celebrity chums are promised, as is a tribute to the variety stars of yesteryear. Good taste, on the other hand, may be thin on the ground.

A Servant To Two Masters Mon 13—Sat 18 Nov. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £7.50-£16 (£5.50—£13). The Young Vic

performs Carlo Goldoni’s comic tale of disguise, deception, love and longing in Venice. See preview.


43-4115 High Street, 556 9579/2647. [WC, WA

My Precipitous City Fri 10 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). The Merchants O’ Renoun celebrate the 150th anniversary of Robert Louis Stevenson’s birth and his relationship with his native city, through poetry, prose, music and song.


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

Saturday Night Fever Sat 11 Nov—Sat 13 Jan. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm). £8.50—£32.50. It might not have John Travolta, but this stage version of the film still has lots of sequins, tight trousers and of course all those fabulous Bee Gees disco hits, from ‘Stayin’Alive’ to ‘How Deep Is Your Love?’.

ROYAL lYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 248 4848. [P, H, T'T, WC, WA

Romeo And Juliet Until Sat 18 Nov (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). inspired by two couples of differing religions in Beirut and Sarajevo, who braved everything to be together, this new production of Shakespeare’s most famous love story draws parallels with life today. See review.


10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. [WC, WA] Hopeless Games Thu 2—Sal 4 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£6). Do Fabrik presents this compelling, atmospheric physical dance drama set in a derelict post apocalyptic train station and journeys through the soul.


Cambrid e Street, 228 1404. [P, H, TT, WC, WA

Are Unheard Memories Sweet Thu 2 Nov. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Lung Ha’s Theatre Company presents this new work by John Mitchell and Louise lronside. Exploring love, loss and memory, the five stories that make up Are Unheard Memories. . . range from the commonplace to the bizarre.

An Treas Fad and Salvage Fri 3 Nov. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Tosg-Gaelic Theatre Company presents this double-bill from established playwright John Murray and emerging talent lain Finlay MacLeod. Art Treas Fad (The Third Rank) is Murray’s tale of two brothers leading an idyllic life on the Isle of Lewis circa 1814, until military conscription shatters their world. Salvage is Macleod’s macabre, but

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humorous, look at the survival instincts which kick in when a group of pe0ple are stranded on a desert island.

The Monday Lizard Mon 6 Nov. 8pm. Free. The Traverse’s monthly foray into the world of new writing, with ten three-minute pieces read during an informal gathering in the bar, interspersed with live music or D]. A Little Rain The 7-Sun 12 Nov. 8pm. £9 (£4.50). The concluding part of 7:84 Theatre Company’s state of the nation trilogy. A black comedy, two strangers meet on a rainy evening in Glasgow, forming a crossroads in both their lives.

Class Act Wed 15 & Thu 16 Nov. 7.30pm. Free. The result of a three month writing project by four Edinburgh schools.



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

Ludus Dance Company: Clash Fri 10 Nov. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). From the playground to the workplace, Ludus explores conflict and resolution through dance.


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

Rambert Dance Company Until Sat 4 Nov. 7.30pm. £5-£20 (£4—£19). Britain’s flagship contemporary dance company returns with a dynamic triple bill. Christopher Bruce’s perennially popular ‘Ghost Dances’; the T’ai Chi inspired ‘Embrace Tiger’ and ‘Return To Mountain’ by Glen Tetley and the glitzy world premiere of ‘The Celebrated Soubrette’ by Javier De Frutos. Not to be missed. Stomp Tue 7-Sat 11 Nov. 8pm; Sat 2.30pm & 8pm. £5-£20 (£4.50—£17.50). Fusing theatre, comedy, dance and percussion, this award-winning show has brought the performers a legion of fans and some nasty injuries. Bins, brooms, Zippo lighters and plungers are just some of the tools utilised in this energetic show, which has been updated since its last UK tour.

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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. Thursday 9 Friday 10 Saturday 11 Sunday 12 Monday 13 Tuesday 14 Wednesday 15 Thursday 16 - Dead Letter Dead Letter - - - - - Arches The Dance Of Death The Dance Of Death The Dance Of Death - A - The Dance Of Death The Dance Of Death The Dance Of Death Citizens Main Ten Rillington Place Ten Rillington Place Ten Rillington Place - Ten Rillington Place Ten Rillington Place Tbn Rillington Place Citizens The Old Time The Old Tune The Old Tune - The Old Tune The Old Tune The Old Tune Citizens Stalls Can't Pay Won’t Pay Can't Pay Won't Pay Can’t Pay Won’t Pay - - - - " Mack & Mabel Mack & Mabel Mack & Mabel - Kiss Me Kate Kiss Me Kate Kiss Me Kate Kiss Me Kate King's - - - - - Mitchell Th Circus Of Horrors Circus Of Horrors Circus Of Horrors Supergirly - - - ' PaVilion - - - - - - - Ramshorn The Country Wife - - - - - - Kurri Da Kasoor - - - - - Tramway Krapp's Last Tape Krapp’s Last Tape Krapp‘s Last Tape John Hegley - Howie The Rookie Howie The Rookie Howie The Rookie Tron - Ludus Dance Co See Classical - - Hard Times - - Brunton - _ _ - - - Time or My Life Time or My Life Church Hill Sparkleshark/Stornp Sparkleshark/Stomp Sparkleshark/Stornp See Classical - - - - Festival Th Leader or he Pack Leader or nte Pack Leader or nte Pack Marion And Maud Servant ToT\vo Masters Servant ToTWo Matters SertarttTorwo Masters Semitr'lo 11m Mmters - My Precipitous City - - - - - - Netherbow - - Saturday Night Fever - Saturday Night Fever Saturday Night Fever Saturday Night Fever Saturday Night Fever Playhouse Romeo a Juliet Romeo a Juliet Romeo a Juliet - - Romeo a Juliet Romeo a Juliet Romeo a Juliet Royal Lyceum - _ _ _ - - - - St Bride's A Little Rain A Little Rain A Little Rain A Little Rain - - Class Act 0mm Traverse 1 - _ _ _ - - _ - Traverse 2

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