GATEWAY THEATRE Elm Row. Leith Walk. 317 3939. IP. WC.
Much Ado About Nothing Until Sat 16 Mar (not Thu). Wed & Fri 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm. £6 (£4). Queen Margaret University College presents Shakespeare‘s comedy of love and deceit. set in the sun- drenched Tuscan hills.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Thu l4—Sat 16 Mar. Thu & Sat 7.30pm; Fri 2.30pm. £6 (£4). A second helping of Shakespeare from Queen Margaret University College.
233 Cowgate. Tickets 07780 927852. Shopping and Fucking Fri l5 Mar. 8.30pm. £6.50 (£5). Mark Ravenhill’s poignant yet disturbing look at modern relationships. presented by the Gilded Balloon Studio Ensemble.
Pit Bull Thu 14 Mar. 8.30pm. £6.50 (£5).
Gilded Balloon Studio Ensemble presents the UK premiere of Lionel Spycher’s look at urban life in 1980s Paris.
Sexual Perversity in Chicago Sat 16 Mar. 8.30pm. £6.50 (£5). Four Chicagoans search for love. friendship and satisfaction in David Mamet‘s popular play.
2 Leven Street. 529 6000. IH. TT. WC. WA]
Princess Ida Until Sat 16 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £7—£l2 (£5—£7). Edinburgh‘s Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents the duo‘s witty medieval tale. about a princess whose all-female college is invaded by a bunch of testosterone- charged boys.
Oliver! Tue 19—Sat 23 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £6—£ l 3. The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company takes on Lionel Bart‘s Dickens-inspired musical.
The Ghost Train Mon 25—Sat 30 Mar. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £7.50-£ l 6 (£5.50—£ l 3 ). Former Dad 's Army star. lan Lavender heads the cast in this atmospheric tale of six passengers stranded at a station notorious for its ghost train.
NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. [WC. WA] Under the Tat Thu 14 Mar. 3pm & 8pm. Subtitled ‘Oot My Wey. Ah Live Here‘. this new play follows a group of young people through one day at the Edinburgh Festival.
Loaded Legacies Wed 20—Sat 23 Mar.
7.30pm. £6 (£5). A double-bill of comic plays from Citadel Theatre. featuring Millie Gray’s Chameleon Inheritance and Bob Adams’ Aberdeen Angus.
18—22 Greenside Place. 0870 6063424. IH.
Grease Mon 25-Sat 30 Mar. 7.30pm (Wed mat 2.30pm): Sat 5pm & 8.30pm. £1 l—£23.5(). West End touring production of the popular show. still going strong
twenty years after the Travolta/Newton John ﬁlm took the world by storm. See preview.
ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE
Grindlay Street. 248 4848. [P. H. TT. WC. WA]
A Streetcar Named Desire Until Fri 15 Mar. 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £8-£l6 (£ 1 —£ 1 3). Tennessee Williams‘ classic tale of broken dreams in l940s New Orleans. Miseryguts Fri 22 Mar—Fri 19 Apr (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm. £7-£17.50 (£l—£l3). Liz Lochhead's contemporary reworking of Moliere‘s 17th century work. The Misanrltmpe. Directed by Tony Cownie. the story now concerns a television presenter determined to tell the truth — no easy task when you hang out on the Scottish media circuit. See preview.
Cambridge Street. 228 1404. IP. H. TT. WC. WA]
Helmet Until Sat 30 Mar (not Mon). 8pm (2.30pm mat Fri 15 & Wed 20 Mar). £9 (£4.50). Two computer game addicts struggle to find a life beyond their Playstation in this sharp new play by Douglas Maxwell.
First Bite Sat 23 Mar. 7.30pm. Free. The culmination of a three-month project between Traverse Young Writers Group and professional actors.
Monday Lizard Mon 25 Mar. 8pm. Free. An evening of new Scottish work. performed in a relaxed atmosphere in the bar. with live music and DJs.
18—22 Greenside Place. ()870 6063424. IH. WC. WA]
Riverdance Until Sat 23 Mar (not Sun). 8pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £l6—£33.5(). The dance sensation returns to Edinburgh to start its UK tour. complete with over 80 performers. featuring both lrish and international music and dance.
Central Drama 8: Dance Airdrie SIR JOHN WILSON TOWN HALL Stirling Street. 0i698 267515. [R H. WC. WA]
The Launderette Thu 2] & Fri 22 Mar. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). North Lanarkshire Youth Theatre presents a self-devised show based on a bungled bank robbery.
Content Avenue. 01292 61 1222.
lion Terror Wed 20—Sat 23 Mar. 7.45pm. £4.50. James Scotland‘s Scots comedy. loosely based on Moliere‘s Tammie. performed by the Ayr Players. GAIETY THEATRE Carrick Street. 01292 611222. IH. WC. WA]
Annie Get Your Gun Tue l9—Thu 2|
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Mar. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4.50). Kyle Academy presents the popular musical packed with toe-tapping tunes.
COATBRIOGE COLLEGE Kildonan Street. ()1236 422316.
The Matchgiris Thu 14 & Fri 15 Mar. 7.30pm (Thu tnat 2pm). £2—£3.50. Performing arts students at Coatbridge College head back to 19th century London. where the match factory workers are hungry for change.
CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum. 01236 732887. IP. H. TT. WC. WA]
Shang-A-Lang Thu l4 Mar. 7.45pm. £8 (£5). See Glasgow. Cottier Theatre. Me And My Girl Wed 20—Sat 23 Mar. 7.45pm. £8 (£6). Kilsyth Music Society
get ready to do the Lambeth Walk.
City Square. 01382 434940. [R H. WC. WA
Giselle Mon 18 Mar. 7.30pm. £17.50 (£15). Moscow Ballet stars in the ever- popular classical ballet.
DUNDEE REP Tay Square. 01382 223530. [R H. WC. WA]
Measure For Measure Until Sat 30 Mar. 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £4.95—£5.95. Shakespeare‘s tale of power. justice and sexuality. performed by the Rep‘s resident and community companies. Hamish Glen directs a contemporised version with comic street scenes. colourful characters and a sleazy Soho-like ambience. See preview.
A Brunton Theatre Company production Welcome to a world where you can dream. . . that water gives you courage . . . and Scotland really have qualified
Fri 22 - Sat 30 March 7.30pm (matinee 2.30pm Sat 23 March) at the Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
0131 665 2240
ACTUALLY, THIS IS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY.
Well. for a start you don't have to buy loads of presents. You don't have to stuff yourself with turkey. And you don't have to watch
the Queen's speech with y0ur gran. All you need to do 18 get a hold of this season's programme of events and buy a ticket for any one of Our amazing range of shows. It you like a laugh. how about the Glasgow Comedy Festival? It you love music. we've got folk. country. jazz and our regular bi-monthly slot bringing you the best of Glasgow's up and coming tribe of young composers. And if you like theatre. we've got the world premiere of Iain Heggie's filthy and hilarious new play "Love Freaks". To find out more about our biggest and best season ever call the box office on 0141 552 4267.
WW WTRONCOUK IT MIGHT JUST BE YOUR SCENE.
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