Masson and Glennie back special needs

It's gomg to be an unusually starry fortnight

for Scotland’s special needs theatre

companies. On the west coast, music-theatre company Sounds of Progress is drafting in Communicado director Gerry Mulgrew, EastEnders actor Forbes Masson and ex- Stella Quines performer Gerda Stevenson to work on A Wee Bit Of How Do You Do at

the Arches (Wednesday 28

February—Saturday 3 March). Over on the east coast, percussionist Evelyn Glennie Will

be backing the 30-strong Lung Ha’s

company in Instant Travel To Pop-Up Cities at the Festival Theatre (Tuesday 27—Wednesday 28 February). See theatre for details.

Don’t do that, do this. Fifteen days of unmissable stuff.


THURSDAY 15 Hamlet Liam Brennan is an emotional and uncommonly loveable Danish Prince in a Mod and gripping Scottish production of Shakespeare's great tragedy. See review, page 66 Brunton Theatre, Musse/burgh.

FRIDAY 16 Hannibal Anthony Hopkins' serial killer cannibal psychiatrist returns in this gruesome sequel to The Silence Of The Lambs. Julianne Moore plays FBI Agent Starling this time, and Ridley Gladiator Scott directs. See feature, page 20 General release.

Walk like a man

band all in the space of a few years, Evan Dando appears to be blessed as he returns to unveil work from his first album since 1996 in intimate surroundings. King Tut's, Glasgow.

MONDAY 19 David Bailey

SATURDAY 17 Scotland v Wales Having kicked off their Six Nations’

assault With defeats at the hands of France and England respectively, the Scots and Welsh Will be gomg full throttle at each other. Murrayfi'eld

Stadium i " ' Britain’s best-known Edinburgh i fashion and celebrity SUNDAY 18 photographer Evan Dando comes to

lt's not many Edinburgh With an who could go exhibition of from media early works darling, including his drunken tour pioneering monkey with fashion OaSis and shots Junked-out and eeiit who t “1

split up his

Hannibal, Fri 16

his portraits of 60s icons. See feature, page 88 Dean Gallery, Edinburgh. TUESDAY 20 The Good Woman Of Setzuan While her brother Craig ioms the big-screen cast of Born Romantic, Lynn Ferguson leads the National Theatre's production of Brecht's play about a former prostitute trying to make an honest liVing in a cruel, cruel world. See feature, page 28 Cumbernau/d Theatre.

WEDNESDAY 21 Filth Tam Dean Burn gives a stunning solo rendition of Wine Welsh’s unsavoury portrait of a corrupt cop Whose addiction to fast food, loose women and hard porn is undermined by a worm eating away at him from the inside. See reView, page 68 Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow.

15 Feb—l Mar 2001 THE l|8T3