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Edinburgh Drama


Ladyw ell Way. Masselburgh. 665 2240. [I’. II. 'I'I'. WC. WA]

Beethoven’s Brother Sat l7 Mar. See Kids listings.

How Many Miles To Babylon liri 23 & Sat 24 Mar. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Innovative theatre company. Benchtours. perform John Harvey‘s new play set during the final hours of a cult's existence. A live music accompaniment by Pete Livingston adds to the occasion.


l3 72‘) Nicolson Street. 529 6000. IH. WC, WA]

The Roy Orbison Story Until Sat l7 Mar. 7.30pm (Thu mat 2.30pm): Sat 4.45pm & 8pm. £I I.50--£20 (£9.50—-£I7). Musical re-telling ofthe legendary singer’s life. featuring all his major hits. from ‘Crying' to ‘Pretty Woman'.

0 Rent Mon 26—Sat 31 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm). £7—£22 (£4w£l9). ()ne of the most popular musicals in recent years makes its Scottish debut. as we get swept along with the highs and lows of life in New York's East Village. See feature.


Iilm Row. Leith Walk. 3l7 3000. ll’. WC. WA]

Macbeth Until Fri 16 Mar. 7.30pm (I‘ri mat 2.30pm). £5 (£3). Students of Queen Margaret University College perform Cordelia Ditton’s adaptation of the ‘Scottish‘ play.


233 Cowgate. 226 2 I 5 l.

Burnt Umber Until Sat I7 Mar. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Playwright Ben Street follows up his highly acclaimed A (him!

One Is A Dead ()m'. with this new work. performed as part of the (iilded Balloon’s programme of new writing.


2 Leven Street. 52‘) 6000. III. TI. WC. WA]

The “Hits L'ntiI Sat l7 Mar. See Kids listings.

Fiddler On The Roof Tue 20—Sat 24 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm).

£6.5(L£I l.50. Amateur musical group. The Bohemians. present the musical tale of Tevy'e and (iolde. a Jewish couple desperate to marry off their three daughters.

PLAYHOUSE I8—22 (ireenside Place. 0870 6063424. III. WC. WA]

: Oh Yes It Is! . . . Looney Tunes

Live On Stage L'ntil Sat |7 Mar. See Kids listings.

Oh! What A Night Tue 20—Sat 24 Mar. 7.30pm (Wed 8; Sat tnats 2.30pm). £5.50—£22.50. His days of large trousers. trilby hats. paternity suits. and for that matter. chart hits. may be a distant memory. btit Kid Creole (yes. remember him?) is still going strong. All claims about his relationship to Annie are forgotten as he gets sequined tip for this 70s disco sensation. set in New York‘s



Grindlay' Street. 248 4848. ll’. ll. 'I'I‘.


Casanova Until Sat 17 Mar. 7.45pm. £10 (£5). Suspect Culture return with David (ireig's latest play. which questions life. love and morality. Drawing inspiration frotn a variety of Iotharios. Casanova centres on a renowned artist. busy curating his final

exhibition. which illustrates his rather dubious sexual history.


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Edinburgh International Festival Spring Performance Residencies

Anne Bogart, USA

Train with one of America’s most interesting and inspiring theatre Director/Teachers, Anne Bogart, in this intensive 10 day residency. The Viewpoints and the Suzuki methods will be taught as part of this course. Open to committed performers over age 18 in acting, directing, writing, designing and dance.

Course Fee 250

Monday 7 May to Saturday 19 May

Amanda Miller & Ballett Freiburg Pretty Ugly, Germany

Work with one of Europe‘s best choreographers, Amanda Miller, Artistic Director of Ballett Freiburg Pretty Ugly.

The residency aims to encourage development between different artforms and is open to dancers, choreographers, actors, directors and musicians over the age of 18.

Course Fee 950

Saturday 26th May - Saturday 2nd June

For more information and application packs call 0131 473 2058.

These projects are supported by Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland

Please note spaces are limited and deadline

for applications is 6 April.

68 THE LIST 15—29 Mar 2001

Guys & Dolls Sat 24 Mar Sat 2| Apr (not Sun/Mon except Mon 26 Mar which is 'pay what you can night‘ ). 7.45pm. £9e£20 (£l £l0). Iilaine C. Smith. Andy (iray and Tom .\Ic(ioy ern star in w hat has to be one of the most popular mtisicals of all time. See preview.


Cambridge Street. 228 I404. ll’. II. TT. WC. WA]

0 Heritage Thu I5 .\Iar. 8pm; Sat l7 Mar. 2.30pm. £9 (£4.50). Nicola McCartney 's tale of a young woman who leaves behind her I'lster home to start a new life in Canada. btit old hat- tles are never far away. See review. The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek I-‘ri l6-Stm I8 .\Iar. 8pm. £0 (£4.50). The Iiuropean premiere of CS playwright Naomi Wallace's latest work. exploring the myth of the .»\merican Dream. Two teenagers. hormones rtnming amok. meet down at the railtrack where they race the train. But tragedy is just arottnd the corner. Stroma Wed 2| Sat 24 Mar. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). TAU Theatre present the tale of three runaways. who forge an unexpected friendship as they journey from London. through (ilasgow. and on to the remote island of Stroma. Post- show discussion Thu 22 Mar.

Central Drama 8. Dance



North Harbour Street. 0| 292 6| I222. The Rising Thu 2‘) Sat 3| .\Iar. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£2.50). David ()'.\'ei|| directs the South Ayrshire Adult Commtmity Group in Ilector MacMillan's re-telling of the I820 Scottish Radical l'prising.



Tay Square. 0l382 223530. ll’. II. WC. WA]

The Land Of Cakes t'ntil Sat 24 Mar (not Stm). 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £4.75~£5.75 (£3.75 £4.75). Don Paterson's new play concerning the inhabitants of a large hospital who have lost their sense of continuity. See review.

Women’s Bits t'ntil 'l‘hu l5 Mar. 10.30pm. £3.50 (£2- £2.50). A collection of new and devised pieces from a twenty-strong female cast. Lambrusco Nights Mon l9. Fri 23 Mar. Mon 8pm: 'I‘ue—Fri 10.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Four different comic scenarios about women on the ‘verge'. written by Kathy Crombie and performed by Anne- Louise Ross.



Rothes Square. 0l592 6| I I0l. II’. WC. WA]

Stroma Thu 2‘)/I-'ri 30 Mar. Thu lptn & 7.30pm: I‘ri I0am & 1pm. £2. See Iidinburgh. Traverse Theatre.


GREENOCK ARTS GUILD Campbell Street. 0I475 723038. ll’. II. WA]

Love Letters liri l6 Mar. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Home Is Where The Ileart Is theatre company bring A.R. (itirney‘s passionate letters to life.

Kayos Kabaret Sat 17 Mar. 7.30pm. £5. Songs from the West Ian shows performed by Kayos Theatre Company.



9 Green Street. 0| 563 523590.

Kiss Me Kate Mon l‘)-—Sat 24 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm). £8 (£6.50). Cole Porter's memorable songs interweave with Shakespeare's 'Iitming ()fT/It’ Shrew. in this well-loved musical performed by Kilmarnock Amateur Operatic Society.


ADAM SMITH THEATRE Bennochy Road. 01592 4|292‘). ll’. II. WC. WA]

Cheap Day Return Wetl 2| .‘ylar. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£4.25 £5). l-‘rom helliin plane journey s to gossiping locals. Alison (ioldie and Kath Burlinson (aka the Weird Sisters) take you on an absurd holiday filled with bi/arre characters.

Smike Wed 28 tv Thu 21) Mar. 7pm. £5 (£3). Dunnikier School present this pop musical loosely based on Charles Dickens' .VI't'lm/tts Nickel/iv.



l85 High Street. 0|738 62 I03 I. III. 'IVI‘. WC. WA]

Sunset Song 'I‘hti l5 Sat 3| Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £7 £ l4 (£5 £7 ). Less is (il‘assie (illllltlIl-\ modern Scots' classic about a yotmg woman torn between loyalty to her farming community and her desire to escape to new pastures.



('owane Street. 0|786 473544. Il’. ll. \VC. \VA]

Love Letters Sat )7 Mar. 8pm. £6 (£4). See (ireenock.


l'niversity of Stirling. 0|786 46l08 I. ll’. II. WC. WA]

Lifeforms I-ti I6 Mar. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Cnion Dance Company mis hip hop and breakdance with Bra/ilian capoeira in an energetic display of dance. Laurie Booth’s (intern .S'ignulurt's contrasts chaos with calm while Doug lilkin's Slur/mes .St'ullt'r is played against a backdrop of l’laystation graphics.

Casanova Tue 20 Mar. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). See lidinbttrgh. Royal Lyceum 'I‘heatre.

Beethoven’s Brother Thu 22 Mar. l0.30am. £2.50. See Kids listings. X-Factor Dance: Deception Thu 22 Mar. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Scottish choreographer Alan (ireig presents this powerful new dtiet. focusing on a seemingly happy couple whose relationship takes a turn for the

Medea Hi 23 Mar. 2pm & 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Actors of DionystIs perform this powerful tale where Medea seeks revenge on those who have betrayed her.

Wild Girl, Wild Boy Sat 24 Mar. Sec Kids listings.

Clash Tue 27- Iiri 30 Mar (not Wed 28/Thtt 29). Tue l.30pm; l-‘ri 7.30pm. £2.50. I.tidus Dance Company. one of Britain‘s leading companies for young people. create an energetic look at the effects of conflict. from the playground to the workplace.

The Cornershop Thu 2‘) Mar. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). The Scottiin Academy of Asian Arts and man/mela theatre company present three dynamic stories set in typical corner shops. The plays about Ilindu. Mtislim and Sikh families have been specially commissioned to highlight the work of three new British Asian writers. Yasmin Khan. Ravi Mangat and Ashok Patel.

His friends included many now famous faces who posed for him: Brecht outside the theatre and Joyce musing in his chair. Isabella Weir on Josef Breitenbach, Art, page 83