classic Yiddish play about the nature of Jewish identity. Highly praised on its recent London run.

The Salt Wound Tue 11—Sat 15 Oct. 7.30pm. £7.50/£6 (£3/£2.50). See Touring and review.

Transit Hotel Wed 19—Sun 23 Oct. 7.30pm. £7.50/£6 (£3/£2.50). Edinburgh Fringe critical favourite Tmu-Na from Israel comes to Glasgow with a brand new production based on the mythical tale of Orpheus and Eurydice and relocated to present-day Tel Aviv. See preview.


I BRUHTOH HALL Musselburgh. 653 4244.

Harry Hughes’ Halt Hour Tue 11 Oct. 7.30pm. £1 (50p). The latest in a series of rehearsed playreadings organised by ELCHAT’s Playwright Workshops which have aired 38 new plays this year. This one is by Richard Spence.

The Sentry Tue 18 Oct. 7.30pm. £1 (50p). A rehearsed reading of a play by Peter Hammond.

I BRUHTOH THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

The Lass wi’ the Muckle Mon Fri 7—Sat 22 Oct (not Mon 17). 7.30pm. Sat 15 mat. 2.30pm. £7.50 (£4.25). Audio-described performance Sat 15 mat. Big mouth strikes again in Alexander Reid‘s Scots comedy of larger than life characters and magical spells. Rhymes and Reivers. premonitions and poetry.

Only an Excuse? 94 Mon 17 Oct. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5.25). Fitba‘ fun with Jonathan Watson and Tony Roper in a comedy of two halves.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Tickets available from Queen‘s Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices and J. and A. Cruikshank or Harvest Garden (opposite theatre).

The Forsyte Saga Wed 19—Sat 22 Oct. 7.30pm. £4. Edinburgh People‘s Theatre in a stage adaptation of the novels of John Galsworthy that were requisite Sunday evening TV viewing 25 years ago. An epic ofa self-destructive family.

I EOIHBURCH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Cinderella Until Sat 8 Oct. 7.30pm.

Mon 10 - Thu 13 October 7.30pm 1133‘“ AN EXCUSE? ’94

Jonathon Watson and Tony Roper £7.50 (£5.50)

14& Sat 15 Oct 7.30pm .,

Fri OpcICm-

mam? g 8"

2 for 1 Friday night mmmdute

Fri 21 & Sat 22 Oct 8.00pm

mAggrallzt The life & Ti)mcs otIGlus Gascoignc TRAINSPOTTER

Thu 27 Oct 9.00pm




from Channel 4's highly anarchic :- Vlva Cabaret £6.50 (£5.50) '3

IS()\ ( )I t ice (“SUIT ZTiH-l‘)3

1.30pm tnat Thurs 6; 2pm mat Sat 8. £4.50—£30. See Dance.

The Russian Army Cavalcade Sun 9—Mon 10 Oct. 7.30pm. £7.50—£l5.50. See l)ance.

The Provoked Wire Wed 12—Sat l5 Oct. Wed-Fri. 7.30pm; Sat 4pm and 8pm. Thurs mat 2.30pm. £3—£14.50. Sir John Vanburgh‘s witty and wayward comedy of passion and deceit. a classic of Restoration theatre. is given a new touring production in association with the Festival Theatre. See preview.

Stage Secrets: Spindrift Mon 17 Oct.

7.30pm. £3 (£2). The National Theatre for

Scotland Campaign got off to a remarkably successful start with the first of its autumn season of readings last month, with people being turned away at the door on one night. This first of this month's readings from the 20th century repertoire is by Naomi Mitchsion and Dennis Maclntosh and dates from 1951. Stage Secrets: Gay Landscape Tue 18 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). The National Theatre for Scotland Campaign gives an

3 airing to George Munro's 1958 drama

2 about three generations of a Govan family.

F Rambert Dance Company Wed l9—Sat 22 | Oct. 7.30pm. £5—£l7.50. See Dance and


I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229

2 1201. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: wc. ws.

H. G. Help: AA] An Evening with Sir Peter Ustinov Until Sat 8 Oct. 7.30pm. £5.50—£22.50. The

l compulsive raconteur follows up sell-out seasons in London with a week of

hilarious anecdotes and reminiscences.

' Punt and Dennis Sun 16 Oct. 7.30pm.

£7.50—£11.50. See Comedy and preview. I HETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High

i Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. L.

Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

; RLS live: Rites of Passage Until Sat 8 ; Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). A fortnight of Robert Louis Stevenson tributes begins

with a play by Donald Mackenzie about

an ambitious reporter who tries to get an

inside story from RLS's mum.

RLS Live: The Laird or Samoa and Away Down the River Wed 12—Fri 14 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). A double-bill of John Cargill Thompson‘s play about Robert Louis Stevenson. starring John Shedden. and a reading of some of Stevenson's most personal poetry.

RLS Live: The Theatrical nLS Sat 15 Oct. 3pm. Free. John Caimey delivers this year's Sadie Aitken Lecture and concentrates on Stevesnon‘s theatrical output.

RLS Live: Mr RLS Sat 15 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). John Cairney stays on to give a theatrical presentation based on Stevenson‘s letters and other selected works.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Me and My Girl Until Sat 8 Oct. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. £5—£21.50. Perky musical on a second run round the block with Andrew O'Connor and Rebecca Thornhill as the rags-to-riches couple doing the Latnbeth Walk. Scrooge Fri l4-Sat 22 Oct. 7.30pm. Ghostly musical starring Anthony Newly. Stratford johns and Barry Howard.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 229 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Dancing at Lughnasa Until Sat 15 Oct. 7.45pm. £4—£13.50. Student stand-by ticket for £4 every Wednesday from 6pm with a matriculation card. The Royal Lyceum picks up on Brian Friel's modern Irish classic very promptly after the original production has been milked for all the West End runs and commercial tours it is worth. Similar to Bondagers in its poetic focus on rural women. the play is set in pre-war County Donegal where the force of Paganism is still potent. Kenny Ireland directs. See review.

Dancing At lughnasa

I STEPPIHC STOHES West Bow Grassmarket. 225 6520.

Andorra Until Sat 8 Oct. 7.45pm. £4 (£3). Black Orchid Theatre Company in a play by Max Frisch about small town racial hatred.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] Salon Janette Wed 19—Fri 21 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£3). See Touring.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

AS You Like It Until Sun 9 Oct. 8pm. £8 (£4). See Touring.

Trickledovtn Town Wed l2—Sun 16 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Cottier Theatre above. German Windows on the World Sat

15—Sun 16 Oct. 2pm. Free. The Traverse‘s

series of weekend studies of contemporary theatre output from around the world moves on to Germany. Discussions and performed readings featuring leading German practitioners. See preview.

Europe Thurs 20 Oct—Sun 13 Nov (inc Suns. not Mons). 8pm. £8 (£4/£2). Up- and-coming young playwright David Greig makes his Traverse debut with a play dealing with his recurring obsession with identity and belonging in the new Europe. Philip Howard directs this ‘story about love and railways‘. See preview.


This section lists shows that are touring the Central Belt. There is a phone number for each company should you require more information.

I As You Like It TAG Theatre Company in a lively sometimes too lively rendition of Shakespeare‘s Forest of Arden comedy. featuring song. dance and live music. More details 011041 429 2877.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Wed 5—Sun 9 Oct. 8pm. Thurs mat. 1.30pm.

I Backgreen Belter Latest John Binnie play from the much-loved Clyde Unity Theatre on a post-Edinburgh Fringe tour. Teenage dreams and ambitions as a would-be 80s singing sensation stretches the limits of her friendship with her Glasgow chums. If you saw A Little Older or At'customed to Her Face. you'll probably find the territory rather familiar. but worth seeing otherwise. More details on 041 353 0905.

Ctmzbernauld Theatre Fri 7—Sat 8 Oct. 7.45pm.

I The Odd Couple Hilarious revival of Neil Simon's comedy starring Craig Ferguson and Gerard Kelly as the flat- sharing divorcees who can‘t quite get used to bachelor life. Brilliant clowning perfornances by the two leads in this

Borderline production directed by John Murtagh.

Adam Smith Theatre, K irkcaldy Until Sat 8 Oct.

Tlte Village Theatre, East K ilhride Mon lO—Sat 15 Oct.

I Options Debut production by Dogsbodies Theatre Company in which a woman decides she wants a baby even though she is without either money or a partner. Written by short-story writer Frances Corr. More details on 0412 332 6660.

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine Fri 7 Oct. 7.30pm.

l’oker Neighbour/10ml Centre Sat 8 Oct. 7.30pm.

Denny Civic Theatre. Dion/)arton Mon 1() ()ct. 7.30pm.

Peterson Park Hall, lit/(er Tue 1 1 Oct. 7.30pm.

Lurltfleld Youth Caje Project, Cree/lock Wed 12 Oct. 7.30pm.

North Glasgow Arts Centre. .S‘pringhurn Thurs 13 Oct. 7pm.

Ixtl'hflt‘lt/ Centre, Goran/till Fri 14 Oct. 7.30pm.

[fast K il/n‘lde Arts Centre Sat 15 Oct. 8pm.

I The Salt Wound 7:84 premieres Stephen Greenhorn‘s modern tragedy about life in an east coast seafaring community where a woman tries to prevent her son frotn joining his father and going to work on the boats. See review. More details on 041 331 2219. Paisley Arts Centre Fri 7 Oct. 8pm. (ireenot‘k Arts Guild Sat 8 Oct. 7.30pm. Tron Theatre, Glasgoit' Tue ll—Sat 15 Oct. 7.30pm.

Cumbernauld Theatre Wed 19 Oct. 7.45pm.

Tour continues.

Salon Janette Take Two Productions gives a new lease of life to its very successful musical comedy by Stuart Thomas about groovy girls in an early-60s hairdressers. Mary Riggans stars. More details 041 334 9015.

Mitchell Theatre, Glasgoli' Until Sat 8 Oct. 7.30pm.

Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh Wed 19—Fri 21 Oct. 7.30pm.

Tour continues.

I The Silver Darlings Neil M. Gunn's novel of an early-19th century Caithness fishing community is adapted for the stage by John McGrath and performed by Wildcat. John Bett directs a sixteen-strong cast in a popular and enjoyable production. More details on 041 221 6789.

Mat'Robert A rts (,‘entre, Stirling Until Sat 8 Oct.

I Wedding Belles and Green Grasses Debut production for the all-women Chimaera Theatre Company in a comedy by Marcella Evaristi. a hit at the Traverse back in 1981, which tells the story of three women growing up in the 70s through music and song. See review. More details on 041 423 3508.

Pearce Institute, Govan Fri 7 Oct. 8pm. Mary/till Women 's Centre Sat 8 Oct. 8pm. 'lormusk Tenants Hall, [faster/rouse Tue 11 Oct. 7.30pm.

Bishop/och Residents Hall. [faster/rouse Wed 12 Oct. 8pm.

Darnley 2000 Centre, [)arnlev Thurs 13 Oct. 7.30pm.

Lark/till Academy Theatre Fri 14 Oct. 7.30pm.

St DOIIITITTCS PS, Airdrie Sat 15 Oct. 8pm.

58 The List 7—20 October 1994