Edinburgh Festival '97: Box office

Box office
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We have five free pairs of tickets to each of the following shows. To receive yours, just take this copy of The Independent to the venue. First come, first served.

DESIRES AND DREAMS The Gold Hay Group, a company of actors with learning difficulties, examine needs and wants with visual projections and bitter- sweet honesty. Theatre Workshop, Venue 20, 10.30-11.30.

BYE BYE BLACKBIRD A portrait of Zelda Sayre, America's first flapper and F Scott Fitzgerald's wife, starring 1996 Stage Award Best Actress winner, Bess Fitzgerald (presumably no relation). Assembly Rooms, Venue 3, 12.55-14.10.

THE MC OF A STRIPTEASE ACT DOESN'T GIVE UP She's late and someone has to keep the audience occupied. A tragi-comic foray into every MC's worst nightmare. Gilded Balloon, Venue 38, 14.15-15.30

Note: start-time has been altered from that listed in the Festival Programme.

WASP If you're a fan of such classics as Parenthood and Roxanne, this one's for you. Steve Martin's new play, exploring family ideals in 1950s America, premieres at the Fringe. Assembly Rooms, Venue 3, 15.15-16.25.

JUNIOR SIMPSON WORKS THE HALLWAY Luton's finest comedian who, no doubt, flew in to wow Edinburgh with his first solo fringe show. Pleasance, Venue 33, 21.45-22.45