by John Clifford

WORLD PREMIERE Inventive reworking of Faust legend

Tickets from £2.00 Tel: 031—226 2633

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ticket prices see School for Scandal. Revival of Liz Lochhead‘s wonderfully funny Scots adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy about hypocrisy.


Muirhouse Revisited Fri 12 June. 7.30pm. 50p. Muirhouse Drama Group in a fantasy-cum-satire.

0 ST BRIDES COMMUNITY CENTRE Seeds otSilence Sat 13June. £1.50 (£1). A multi-media community event combining mime. dance. film. puppets and a sixty-piece orchestra to explore the role ofsilence in our lives.

0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. No theatre performances this issue. 0 TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. 226 2633. Box office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm; Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. 22 Market Street. Seats from £2. Sundays ALL SEATS £2 (non-members £2.50).

Playing With Fire Thurs I I June—Sat 4 July. 7.30pm. Day members £4.50: Econ members £4; Full members £3.50; Students members £2. All seats £2 on Sundays. A new play by John Clifford (author of the internationally successful Losing Venice) a reworking of the Faust legend. in which Justina. an alchemist living in Paris during the Hundred Years’ War. strikes a pact with the Devil.

Arnold Brown Fri 12 and Sat 13 June. 9.30pm. £3 (£1.50) plus 50p membership for non-members. See Cabaret. The Nippy Sweeties Fri 19 and Sat 20 June. 9.30pm. £3 (£1.50) plus 50p for non-members. See Cabaret.

O TRIANGLE ARTS CENTRE Blacktriar’sWynd Sat 13 June. 7.30pm. 50p. Old Town Theatre in a play by Donald Campbell about life in Victorian Edinburgh.

0 WESTERHAILES EDUCATON CENTRE (Drama Studio) Outol Boundaries Fri 12 June. 8pm. £1 .50 (50p). Witch Theatre Company. appearing as part of Women Live. in a play devised by Janet Fenton and the company that revolves around the idea of fences both actual and symbolic that affect women‘s lives. See Review.

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Cannon and Ball Wed 24 June. 8pm. £4.50. £5. £6 and £7. See Cabaret.


o The Gorhals Story 7 :84 Scotland in the production (premiered at Mayfest) by David Hayman of Robert McLeish‘s 1940s play about life in a crowded Gorbals tenement during the post-war housing crisis. Though the production doesn‘t overcome the sentimentality bound up in the play it is buoyant; intelligent and funny and lends dignity to the characters. excellently played by the cast. For further details please tel 031 557 2442. Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee Until Sat 13June. 7.45pm. Sat mat 3pm; His Majesty '5 Theatre, Aberdeen Tue l6—Sat 20 June.

7.45pm. 0 The Steamie Wildcat Stage Productions in their tremendously successful musical show (premiered at Mayfest) set in an old communcal washhouse. Written by Tony Roper and performed by an excellent cast (including Elaine C. Smith. Dorothy Paul. Ida Schuster and Katey ‘Miss Toner‘ Murphy). the show is basically a series of episodes which add up to a tribute to the humour and resilience of hard-pressed working women and re-affirm the importance ofcommunal support. lfoffers a rather roseate view of the past. but is very funny and positive. and contains a devastating discussion of the virtues of mince. Citizens" Theatre. Glasgow Until Sat 26June. 7.30pm. 0-11 4290022. (First show ever at this theatre to be completely sold out before the run opens.) 0 MACLASH The Merry Mac Fun Co. winners of the (‘ovent (iarden Street Entertainers of the Year Award. in a new show; a collection of songs and comic sketches focussing particularly on the plight of Scotland’s unemployed. For further details please tel: 031 556 8897. Calton Centre, Montgomery Street. Edinburgh (Spring Fling) Fri 12 June. 2pm: Citadel ('entre. Commercial Street. Edinburgh Fri 17 June. 7pm.


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Cannon and Ball Sun 21 June. 6 and 8.30pm. £6.50. £5.50. £4.50. Quick fire double act from the top TV comedy show.


Stella Alternative Cabaret Week Tue 23—Sun 28 June. A week ofcabaret presented by Stella Artois in association with The List.

Victorand Barry Tue 23 June. 7.30pm. £1 .50 1 ). Noel Coward eat your heart out. Victor and Barry awfully nice dramatics from Kelvinside. entertain you in the nicest possible way. See Feature.

Denise Black and The Kray Sisters Tue 23June. 9.45pm. £1 .5()(£l). Extremely popular on the Fringe and cabaret circuit. Witty and wicked musical act.

Women in Folk Wed 24 June. 7.30pm. £1.5()(£1).AnaII-woman Northumbrian folk ensemble. See Folk.

The Alexander Sisters and The Red Ferrets Thurs 25 June. 7.30pm. £1 .50 (£1). A double bill of up and coming Scottish cabaret acts. The Alexander Sisters present among other things. a somewhat alternative view of Scottish country dancing while Edinburgh’s Red Ferrets offer a blend of topical satire and idiosyncratic humour and songs. Monkeyhouse Blue Fri 26 and Sat 27 June. 7.30pm. The highly versatile and talented Kirkcaldy College of Technology Theatre Arts programme in Andy Mackie‘s play

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