■ FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000.
✽✽ The Hobbit Tue 23–Sun 28 Mar (not Wed). 7.30pm (Sat mat
2.30pm); Sun 3pm. £16.50–£24. Bilbo Baggins enjoys his own adventure before becoming sidelined by that upstart Frodo in Lord of the Rings in a version of the fantasy adventure suitable for ages 8+. See preview, page 84. Jus’ Like That: A Night Out With Tommy Cooper Wed 31 Mar. 7.30pm. £12.50–£16.50. Clive Mantle dusts off his fez to bring the singular Cooper back to the stage in a tribute to his faulty magic and faultless comedy.
■ NORTH EDINBURGH ARTS CENTRE 15a Pennywell Court, 315 2151. Three Little Pigs and Other Tales Tue 30 Mar. See Kids listings.
■ OUT OF THE BLUE DRILL HALL 30–36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 555 7101. FREE The Siege of Leith Show Sun 21 Mar. 7pm. A dramatised reading by Citadel Arts Group written by members of WEA Playwrights Workshop. Clutter Keeps Company Mon 22 Mar. 7.30pm. £10 (£5). See Glasgow, Paisley Arts Centre. Lapin Wants Breakfast Fri 26 Mar. See Kids listings.
■ PLAYHOUSE 18–22 Greenside Place, 0844 847 1660. Whistle Down the Wind Until Sat 20 Mar. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £10.50–£34. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman’s musical boasts a basis in the 1960 film of the same name, which starred Hayley Mills, and the inclusion of hit single ‘No Matter What’ (taken to the top of the charts by Boyzone). Dreamboats and Petticoats Mon 22–Sat 27 Mar. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £16.75–£34.50. See Glasgow, King’s Theatre. Derren Brown Thu 1 & Fri 2 Apr. 7.30pm. £30. Derren Brown plays mind games with his audience and himself using psychology, illusion and showmanship – and then hopefully explains how he did it. Not suitable for children under 12 years. ■ ROXY ART HOUSE 2 Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. East of the Sun and West of the Moon Until Sat 20 Mar. Fri/Sat 6pm (Sat mat 2pm). £9 (£5; family ticket £20). Actors interact with Bunraku style hand puppets in this tale of a girl who brings destruction on her village, which is directed by Joel Mason, a Parkinson’s Disease campaigner. Tickets from www.liminaltheatre.co.uk
■ ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 248 4848.
✽✽ Every One Fri 19 Mar–Sat 10 Apr (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm (Wed 24
Mar, Sat 27 Mar, Wed 31 Mar, Sat 3 Apr & Sat 10 Apr mat 2.30pm). £12–£27 (£5 on 19 Mar). New work by Jo Clifford examining everyday tragedies through one ordinary family. Directed by Mark Thomson. Post-show discussion on Tue 30 Mar. See preview, page 82. Curtain Raisers: Everyone Tue 23 Mar. 6pm. £5 (£3; under 18s free). A poetry reading and musical performance from author Jo Clifford, actor Suzanne Dance and cellist Sarah Whiteside connected to the current production, Every One. FREE Lyceum Matinee Discussion Group Wed 31 Mar. Ticketed. A post- performance discussion led by Rod McAra.
■ SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. Goodbye Mr Muffin Sat 27 Mar. See Kids listings. Rumplestiltskin at the Fairytale Laundry Thu 1 Apr. See Kids listings.
The Elves and the Shoemakers An Easter treat for children and young people, courtesy of the Dundee Rep ensemble. This adaptation of the classic Grimm
Brothers’ tale, about the penniless shoemaker and his wife who discover an exquisite pair of shoes waiting for them when they wake one morning, has been created by leading children’s writer Mike Kenny, and is directed by the Rep’s associate director Jemima Levick. ■ Dundee Rep, Mon 29 Mar–Sat 10 Apr.
■ ST BRIDE’S CENTRE 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. Dance for All Showcase Sat 27 Mar. 3pm & 7.30pm. £9 (£7). Students from Dance for All showcase a variety of different dance forms.
■ TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street, 228 1404. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Soup Until Sat 20 Mar. 1pm. £10. A play short enough to fit into your lunch hour by Ella Hickson. Ticket price includes a pie and drink.
✽✽ Eurydice Until Sat 20 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £8–£12
(£5–£8). US playwright Sarah Ruhl retells the Orpheus and Eurydice story from the perspective of the female lover, who is suddenly cast, memory wiped, into the underworld. See preview, page 83. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Battery Farm Tue 23–Sat 27 Mar. 1pm. £10. Gregory Burke examines the future of care for the elderly. Ticket price includes a pie and drink.
✽✽ Three Sisters Wed 24–Sat 27 Mar. 7.30pm (Thu & Sat mat
2.30pm). £13–£16 (£5–£12). A new modern-day version by Christopher Hampton of Chekhov’s depiction of the faltering Prozorov family. See preview, page 83. Mr Write Fri 26 Mar. 7pm. £8.50 (£6.50). See Glasgow, Tron Theatre.
A Play, a Pie & a Pint: The Garden Tue 30 Mar–Sat 3 Apr. 1pm. £10. Drama written by Zinnie Harris about a couple on the edge. Ticket price includes a pie and drink.
✽✽ Scottish Dance Theatre Thu 1–Sat 3 Apr. 7.30pm. £13–£16
(£5–£12). Two entertaining new works from our national contemporary dance company. See review, page 84.
■ THE VOODOO ROOMS 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. Through the Key Hole Tue 23 Mar. 8pm–1am. £tbc. Burlesque variety show with profits going to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake. ■ WHALE 30 Westburn Grove, Wester Hailes, 458 3267. Lapin Wants Breakfast Thu 25 Mar. See Kids listings.
Outside the Cities
■ DUNDEE REP Tay Square, Dundee, 01382 223530.
✽✽ Equus Until Sat 20 Mar. 7.30pm (Thu mat 2.30pm). £5–£18. A
psychiatrist is enlisted to cure a 17-year- old boy whose obsession with horses has led him to behave in a devastating way in this production from Dundee Rep Ensemble. See review, page 84.
The Elves and the Shoemakers Mon 29 Mar, Fri 2 & Sat 3, Tue 6–Sat 10 Apr. 29 Mar & 2 Apr 6pm; 3 Apr 11am & 6pm; 6, 8, 9 & 10 Apr 2pm & 6pm; 7 Apr 7pm. £10 (£5). The story of the shoemaker and his wife and the mysterious helpers who turn around their fortunes, directed by new Rep Associate Director Jemima Levick and performed by the Rep Ensemble with magic, songs and puppetry. Suitable for ages 4+.
■ PERTH THEATRE 185 High Street, Perth, 07838 621031. Jane Eyre Until Sat 20 Mar. 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £14–£17.50 (£7–£12). Perth Theatre takes on the classic Charlotte Brontë novel about an impoverished child who becomes a governess and falls for her handsome but mysterious employer, Mr Rochester. ■ MACROBERT University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 466666. Scattered Fri 26 & Sat 27 Mar. 8pm. £12 (£6–£9). A meditation on the power of water, in dance theatre form, with aerial harness work, film and graphics. Spokes Wed 31 Mar & Thu 1 Apr. 10am–8.30pm. £12 (£9; under 18s and students £6). Conflux presents its first circus arts commission, an adventure involving two dancers, a Chinese pole and aerial fabrics.
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