Company (Scotland) in their touring production of a play about the extraordinary life and personality of Vita Sackville-West. (See review in Touring section).

Happy Valley Thurs 13 Mar. 8pm. Members£l .50. Non-members £2.50. Concs £1 off. A production by New Lanark Theatre Company. showing life in New Lanark. (See Touring). After the performance there will be an opportunity to discuss Theatre in Education with the company.

Blng Hitler Fri 14 and Sat 15 Mar. 8pm. Members £2.50. Guests £3.50. Concs£1 off. Bing Hitler

: consolidating the successes he has already had at the Tron earlier in the year with his comedy appearances. Tales From a Long Room Thurs 20 Mar. lpm. £1 .50(members£l ). A National Theatre Platform performance in tandem with the appearance ofthe National Theatre in Glasgow (Sec Theatre Royal) Robin Bailey creates the character of Peter Tinniswood‘s dyed-in-the-wool prejudiced Brigadier.



Black Comedy and Playgoers Mon 10 Mar. preview. Wed 12—Sat 15 Mar. 7.45pm. Tickets £2 from Usher Hall Box Office 228 l 155. preview £1. Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group in a double comedy bill. Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer (he of Equus, Amadeus and Yonadab‘) is set during the power cut. while Arthur Pinero‘s Playgoers covers the happenings when a group ofservants are sent to the theatre by their employer to be ‘educated‘.

O ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. Edinburgh. 225 3614. Bar open one hour before performances. during and also after performances. also Sat lunchtime. Tickets available in advance Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm from Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155 and from Assembly Rooms one hour before perf.

E Red Wedge Comedy Tour Thurs l3

9 Mar. £2 (£1 UB40). Afterthe music tours featuring Billy Bragg. Red Wedge, committed to spreading socialist ideas through popular music and culture. are on their first comedy tour. Appearing are Skint Video. Sensible Footwear. Craig Charles

. Mahagonny Wed 12. Sat 15 Mar. 7.15pm. Prices as above. Scottish ; opera (see Classical Music).

Werther'l‘hurs 13 Mar. 7.15pm.

Carousel Mon 17—321! 22 Mar. 7.30pm. Sat mat. 2.15pm. £4.50, f £3.50. £2.50. The Bohemians Lyric

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and Mark Miwurdz. Special guest in Edinburgh is the larger-than-life Robbie Coltrane (see Backlist). who. it is hoped will appear with Red Wedge in Glasgow early in May.

0 BEDLAM THEATRE 2 Forrest Road. 225 9893.

Eight Days: A Passion Play Until Fri 7 Mar. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Edinburgh University Theatre Company in good form oflate. in a telling ofthe Easter Story. written and directed by Peter Craig.

0 BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. Box office Mon—Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [D]

Tam and the Dragon Thurs 6—Sat 8 Mar. 7.30pm. £1 .50 Fri and Sat. £1 Thurs. The St Michael Players in a three act Scots comedy.

The Vagabond King Mon 17—Sat 22 Mar. 7.30pm. Check prices. A production from the Musselburgh Amateur Muscial Association.


The Boxer Benny Lynch Thurs 13 Mar. See Touring. Possibly subject to change— tel. 041 339 1787 to confirm.

0 DALRYMPLE HALL 03-16 28761.

The White Bird Passes Wed 12 Mar. See Touring.

O CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. Tickets usually available from Cruickshanks opp the Theatre.

An Inspector Calls Until 8 Mar. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Usher Hall box office. Cruickshanks opp theatre and theatre on perfevenings. Leitheatre inJ.B. Priestley‘s celebrated ‘time‘ play mystery. Directed by Pat Lovett.

O KINGS 2 Levcn Street. 229 1201. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Rest. [D]

The Merry Widow Until Sat 8 Mar.


Company returns for

eighth annual visit: 10 to 22 March 1986

10 to 15 March. Eves 7.15 Sat mat 2.15 British premiere Of NEIL SIMON’S

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A smash hit in New York, and hailed there as . “THE BEST PLAY OF THE SEASON” (New . York Times), it opens at the NT on 25 February. , It 18 about a Brooklyn family in 1937, seen

through the eyes of the younger son, C a 14-year old.

17 to 22 March. Eves 7.15 Sat mat 2.15 BERNARD SHAW’S

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southern Light (smalconipaqy in 5. “THE PRODUCTION IS as BEAUTIFULLY [gar-iaLehar s Opera (see Classical 1 OF SHAVIAN Ilruriilcgiore Tue 1 1 . Fri 14 Mar. i. PLAYING AS I HAVE SEEN FOR MANY 7.15pm. Prices range between £16“ A DAY” (Times) and £3. Scottish Opera (sec Classical 1.

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Prices as above. Scottish opera (sec Classical Music).

ALSO ... At The Theatre Royal. Lunch and Listen: Frances de la Tour (1 pm March 12) and Robin Bailey (1 pm March 19) talk about their careers and the two productions in Glasgow.

At The Tron (041-552 4267) 45-minute Lunchtime performance (1 pm March 20) Tales from a Long Room, Robin Bailey as . Peter Tinniswood’s hilarious and

. outrageously prejudiced Brigadier.

. Exhibition (March 11 to 22) The Making Of -. . the Mysteries. Photographs by Nobby

. Clark, tracing the development of the NT’s dazzling successful productions of the medieval Mystery Plays.

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