THEATRE listings



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

Aladdin Tue 28 Nov—Sat 6 Jan. £6.50—£I0.50 (£3.75); family ticket £32. Magic and mystery with the Brunton’s Christmas Show. Genies, lamps, exotic locations and plenty of audience participation promise a good deal of fun for the kids.

classic farce is brought to life in this new version from the Young Vic, translated by Lee Hall, author of Billy Elliot. Jason Watkins has already been acclaimed in the lead role, in a play whose anticedents lead straight back to the Commedia Dell’arte.

The Gang Show 2000 Tue 21—Sat 25 Nov. 7pm; Sat 2.15pm & 7.30pm. £6—£8. A theatrical event from the scouts and guides which incorporates 140 performers and features songs and comic sketches.


33a Morningside Road, 220 4349. [P, H] Time Of My Life Until Sat 18 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Alan Ayckbourn ‘s play is presented by leitheatre. This account of a middle- class family meal which goes horribly wrong explores the familiar Ayckbourn territory of suburban angst.


13—29 Nicolson Street, 5296000. [11, WC, WA]

Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Mon 27 Nov—Sat 2 Dec. 7.30pm; Tue, Wed. Thu 8: Sat 2pm 8; 7.30pm; I‘ri 5pm 8; 8pm. £6.50—£19 (£4.50—£I6). Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s biblical musical is revived yet again. If you enjoyed Jason Donovan in the role, go see it, then get help.

GATEWAY THEATRE Iilm Row, Ixith Walk, 317 3912 [P, WC, WA .

Un er Milk Wood until Fri 17 Nov. 7.30pm, Fri mat 17 Nov. 2.30pm, £5 (£3). Dylan Thomas’ lyrical reflection upon life in a tiny Welsh village, with its minor scandals and existential musings. is brought to the stage by the second year acting company of Queen Margaret University College.


2 Leven Street. 529 6000. [11, TI, WC, WA] A Servant To Two Masters Until Sat 18 Nov. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £7.50—£|6 (£5.50—£l3). Goldoni's


43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. [WC, WA]

An Ideal Husband Until Sat 18 Nov. &.30pm. Revelers Theatre Group present their interpretation of the Oscar Wilde classic. Tickets available direct from the company on 245 0274. Arthurian Nights: Thenew Thu 23 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50—£10; £6 for the series). As part of a series of talks and stories on links to the Arthurian legend in Scotland, Theatre Alba presents a reading of Margaret McSeveney’s new play about Mungo's mother and the British celts.


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

Saturday Night Fever Until Sat 13 Jan (not Sun). Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £8.50—£32.50. Bop till you drop with this revived disco classic, incorporating all the numbers you could wear a cream jacket with. Go on, you know you want to, I can tell by the way you use your walk.


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

Romeo And Juliet Until Sat 18 Nov. 7.45pm; Sat 2.30pm & 7.45pm. Shakespeare‘s tale of star crossed lovers is brought into the context of a war-torn modern city. Kenny Ireland directs the Bard's tale of love and filial piety, in a good-looking but uneven production.


Cambridge Street, 228 1404. [P, H, T1", WC, WA]

Class Act Until Thu 16 Nov. 7.30pm. Free. The Traverse’s educational outreach programme reaches fruition with this succession of short plays by school students who have been assisted in the project by professionals.

The Boy Who Left Home Wed 22—Sat 25 Nov. 8pm. £9 (£4.50). See Glasgow, Paisley Arts Centre.

Just Pretending Thu 30 Nov—Sat 2 Dec. 8pm. £6 (£3). 7:84 presents this tale of the traumas faced by gay people at family weddings. Humour and social insight combine with comedy and drama to produce a show with something to say to both gay and straight audiences



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

Richard Alston Dance Company Fri 24 Nov. 7.30pm. £6.50—£14 (£5.50—£12). Combining music by Brahms, Handel and Mozart with the subtle nuances of contemporary dance, this should be a fascinating evening from one of Britain’s finest dance companies.


Clerk Street, 668 2019. [P, H, WC. WA] It's Christmas With The Happy Gang Thu 30 Nov. 6.30pm. £5; four tickets for £18. As happy as ever, after all these years, the gang presents its Christmas show, with all the singalongs you’ve come to expect.


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

Aletta Collins Dance Company Sat 18 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£4). Accessibility is mixed with originality in this programme featuring Alice Is Back In Wonderland combining Lewis Carroll’s narrative with

George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue. There's also another chance to see the splendid, humorous Two Left Feet.




Kildrum. 01236 732887. [R H. TI‘, WC. WA]

The Little Mermaid Thu 23 Nov—Sat 23 Dec. £7.50 (£5.50); family ticket £22. Hans Christian Anderson‘s classic children‘s story. familiar from the Disney film, is brought to the stage in a production directed by Simon Sharkey.



Tay Square, 01382 223530. [P, 11, WC. WA]

Changing Kevin's Story Until Sat 25 Nov (not Sun—Mon). 7.45pm; 18 Nov 2.30pm & 7.45pm. £5.75—£12.50. This popular theatre tale, sequel to the celebrated Mill Lat'i'i‘es, incorporates music, comedy and a picture of working class life. See review.



East Port, 01383 314127. [P, 11, WC, WA]

Aladdin Tue 21—Sat 25 Nov. 7pm; Sat 2pm 62 7pm. £5—£7. This delightful children’s story brings the exotic world of eastern magic to life for the whole family. Thrills, adventure and action are promised in this version of the familiar tale.

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Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. [P, II, WC, WA]

Perfect Days Fri 17—Sun 19 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£4). Liz Lochhead’s hit comedy is revived here, as Barbs, the 39-year-old hairdresser, successful career woman and good friend to a few wonders what it’s all about. Are there perfect days ahead?

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