Theatre & Dance listings
CHURCH HILL THEATRE
33a Morningside Road. 220 4349. 11’. H] The Pirates of Penzance tintil Sat 7 Feb. 7.30pm (Sat ntat 2.30pm). £7-—-£8 (£4.50-<£5). The lidinburgh University Savoy ()pera (irouP Perform (iilbert and Sullivan's famous show. Saturday matinee are signed for the hard of hearing.
SODA One Act Play Festival Thu l2~Sat 14 Feb. 7.30pm. £6 -£15 for all three performances. A cotnpetition between local theatre grottps to be crowned winner of the annual Commtmity Drama Festival.
Iilm Row. Leith Walk. 317 3939. ll’. WC. WA]
Mad Forest Tue 17 Sat 21 Feb. 7.30pm (Sat tnat 2.30pm). £6 (£4). QML’C School of Drama present this play abottt how the ordinary people dealt with the 1989 revolution in Romania.
2 Leven Street. 529 6000. Ill. 'Ivl‘. WC] Taking Sides t'ntil Sat 7 Feb. 7.30pm. £9.50 £18.50 (£6.50 £15.50). West [ﬁnd and Broadway hit based on the true story of Wilhelm Furtwangler. the conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the attempts of the American military to cltarge him with conspiring with the .\'a/.is after WW2. Written by Ronald llarwood. winner of the best screenplay ()scar for the Pianist. and starring .\'ei1 Pearson and Julian (ilover. this has class stamped all over it. Time and the Conways Tue 1() Sat 14 Feb. 7.30pm (Wed 6’; Sat mat 2.30pm). £9.50-£18.50 (£6.50 £15.50). JB Priestly‘s compelling portrait of families between the wars with Penelope Keith at the helm. This is thought to be one of Priestley's richest works.
A Doll’s House Tue 17 Sat 21 Feb. 7.30pm (Wed at Sat tnat 2.30pm).
£9.50 £18.50 (£6.50 £15.50). lbsen‘s most popular play of blackmail and forgery with Tara Fitzgerald at the helm as .\'ora. whose seemingly idyllic life is shattered.
18--22 (ireenside Place. ()870 6063424. Ill. WC]
Grease [Tittil Sat 7 Feb. Thu 7.30pm; Fri 5.30pm & 8.30pm; Sat 5pm & 8.30pm. £12.50 £28.50. The colourful
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goings-on at Rydell lligh ~ particularly the romance of square out-of—towner Sandy and tough guy Danny »- is the stuff of classic escapism. In addition to a plot which groans with frustrated passion. bristles with gang tensions and swings with teen verve. the songs are the soundtrack for a generation. Twenty years on. Grease is still the word. Sing-a-Long the Rocky Horror Show Wed 1 1 Feb. 7.30pm. £13. (iet your fishnets at the ready for this Rocky Horror extravagatmt. Sing-a-Long-a-Joseph Thu 12 Feb. 7.30pm. £1 l.50—£13. Lloyd Webber's coat of many colours enjoys a bit of social interaction tonight as the audience are encouraged to participate. Sing-a-Long-a-Abba Sat 14 Feb. 7.30pm. £15. See (ilasgow. Clyde Auditorium.
Sleeping Beauty Mon lbewed 18 Feb. 7.30pm (Wed mat 2.30pm).
£6 £30.50. 'l‘chaikovsky's beautiful
score accompanies this ballet spectacular.
Nutcracker Thu 19- Sat 21 Feb. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £15 -£30.50. This spectacular story returns to the Playhouse.
ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE (irindlay Street. 248 4848. IP. 11.’1'l‘. WC. WA]
Death of a Salesman Fri 6 Feb Sat 6 Mar (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm (Wed 8; Sat tnat 2.30pm). £7 £20 (£12). Continuing its tradition of producing American classics. the Lyceum prepares to showcase Arthur Miller‘s landmark tale of Willy 1.oman. a salesman desperately trying to make good for his family in a bid to attain the American dream.
Cambridge Street. 228 1404. IP. 11. FT. w(‘. w..\|
Stellar Ouines Thu 12 Sat 14 Feb. Thu 1 1am: Fri & Sat 7.30pm. £4 (£2). .\'ext instalment in the Rehearsal Room series with plays by Judith Thomson. Beatrice Collins and Tobin Betts. including Maureen Beattie‘s directorial debut
The Trojan Women - The Women of Owu Tue 17 Sat 21 Feb. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). An African re-reading of liuripides‘ epic drama by Collective Artistes/17K Arts International. Markings Thu 19--Sat 21 Feb. 8pm (Sat tnat 2.30pm). £9 (£5). Attic Theatre Company presents Dominic Francis’ latest play surrounding fottr characters
who challenge. support and betray each other iii an attempt to conte to terms with their complicated inheritance.
Outside the Cities
THE IAN BANNEN THEATRE Coatbridge College. Kildonan Street. 01236 428991.
The Hardman Wed 11 Fri 13 Feb. 7.30pm (Wed & Thu tnat 1pm). £4 (£2--£2.50). (ilas'gow born hardman Jimmy Boyle was imprisoned for murder it) 1967. Here. alongside the literary stylings of Tom .‘vchrath. this powerful narrative is revisited with direction courtesy of Josephine Conan. Free previews are at lptn on Wed and Thu.
CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum. 01236 732887. IP. 11. '1'1‘. WC. WA]
The Nutcracker Fri 6 8; Sat 7 Feb. 7.45pm. £8 (£6). Ballet West returns with their lavish production of The .\’u!t'mt'km- based on the original ballet with Tchaikovsky's magnificent score.
Tay Square. 01382 223530. 11’. 11. WC] Dead Funny Tue 10 Sat 14 Feb. 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £5.75-£14.50 (£4.75 £8). Two mismatched couples raise a glass to the memory of Benny Hill in this award-winning comedy about impotence. sex therapy and the British sense of humour. performed by Borderline Theatre Company. Scottish Dance Theatre Thu
19 Sat 21 Feb. 8pm. £5.75 £10 (£4.75-£8). lintertaining. intoxicating dance frotn one of Scotland‘s hottest young acts.
liast Port. 01383 314000. IP. 11. WC. WA]
The Mikado Tue 17 Sat 21 Feb. 7.30pm. £10(£7~£8). Dunfermline (iilbert and Sullivan Society presents D&(i's best known and most popular operetta.
EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE ()ld Coach Road. 01355 261000. ll’. 11. w(‘. WA]
Teechers Fri 13 Feb. 8pm. £8 (£6).
Time and the Conways, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
Collusion Theatre‘s take on John (iodber's witty and poignant play about the last day o1 school lor llobby. (iail and Salty.
Maxwell Drive. 01355 248669. [R WC. WA]
Downright Divas Fri 6 & Sat 7 Feb. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £9 (£7). Studio 32 sttpport local children’s charity CHAS with a musical extravaganza.
Absent Friends Wed 18—Sat 21 Feb. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£3). Alan Ayckbourn‘s comedy. based on a grieving man and his well-intentioned friends. is performed by liast Kilbride Rep Theatre Clttb.
EASTWOOD THEATRE liastwood Park. Rouken (ilen Road. 577 4970.
Teechers Fri 6 & Sat 7 Feb. 8pm. Free. See Outside the Cities. liast Kilbride Arts Centre.
GREENOCK ARTS GUILD Campbell Street. 01475 723038. IP. 11. WA]
The Happy Gang: Magic Castle! Sat 7 Feb. See Kids listings. SODA One Act Play Festival Thu 19- Sat 21 Feb. 7.30pm. £6--Season £15. See lidinburgh. Church Hill Theatre.
9 (ireen Street. 01563 554900.
Roll Out the Barrel Thu 19 Feb. 2pm. £8. Take a trip down memory lane. with a selection of comedy. sketches and singalong songs from the Musichall era.
ADAM SMITH THEATRE Bennochy Road. 01592 412929. [P 11. WC. WA]
The Slab Boys Tue l7«Sat 21 Feb (not Thu). 7.30pm; 1 1.30am. £9.50 (£6.50). See Glasgow. King’s Theatre. Cuttin’ a Rug Thu 19~Sat 21 Feb. 7.30pm; 4pm. £9.50 (£6.50). See Glasgow. King‘s Theatre.
Abbey Street. ()1334 475000. [R WC] Dead Funny Thu 5~Sat 7 Feb. 8pm. £12.50 (£8.50). See Dundee Rep. The Crucible Tue 10 8: Wed 1 1 Feb. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). St Leonards Senior Drama group presents Arthur Miller's classic play based on the 17th century Salem witch trials. drawing parallels with McCarthyism that gripped America in the 50s.
The Vagina Monologues Tue
10' Thu 12 Feb. 8pm. £6.50 £10. A student production of this infamous play as part of Women's Week and St Andrews V-Day.
Great Songs of the Musicals Sat 14 Feb. 8pm. £14 (£12). Kurt Stevens performs popular songs front the stage and screen including Chicago. Moulin Rouge. Cabaret and Sunset Boulevard.
Hello Dolly! Tue 17«Sat 21 Feb. 7.30pm (Sat tnat 2.30pm). £10(£8). St Andrews ()peratic Society presents the popular musical about the meddling New York matchmaker.
University of Stirling. 01786 466666. [1’. 11. WC. WA]
Annie Wed 1 1 Sat 21 Feb (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm (Sat tnat 2pm). £10.50 (£8). Stirling and Bridge of Allan ()peratic Society present the story of the little curly-topped orphan. her dog Sandy and good ol‘ Daddy Warbucks.