EDINBURGH FESTIVAL '98: Day Planner Your Hour-By-Hour Guide to What's Best at the Festival and Fringe

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10AM

CHILDREN

10.15 Jabberwocky. Lewis Carroll's world brought wonderfully to life. Over-Seas House (venue 19), 100 Princes Street (225 5105). Price pounds 5 (pounds 4/pounds 3). To 31 Aug.

11AM

THEATRE

11.30-1.00 A Soldier's Song. One Paratrooper remembers the death and brutality of the Falklands war. Assembly Rooms (venue 3), 54 George Street (226 2428). Price pounds 8-9 (pounds 7-8). To 5 Sept (not 16, 17, 26 Aug).

12 NOON

THEATRE

12.00-1.45 Joy. Futuristic thriller. Abbotsford Scott (venue 103), 18 Morningside Road (447 1122). Price pounds 4 (pounds 3.50). To 22 Aug (not 16).

1PM

THEATRE

1.40-2.55 David Benson - Nothing But Pleasure. A new show following on from the success of his first show Think No Evil of Us. Assembly Rooms (venue 3), 54 George Street (226 2428). Price pounds 8-9 (pounds 7-8). To 5 Sept.

2PM

CHILDREN

2.00-2.55 Rumpelstiltskin. Royal Mile Primary School (venue 58), Canongate. Price pounds 3 (pounds 2.50). 13-15, 17, 22 23 Aug.

3PM

DANCE

3.30-4.30 A Moovin' and a Groovin'. Entertainment complete with a chance to learn to dance. Graffiti (venue 90), Broughton Street (557 8330). Price pounds 4.50 (pounds 3.50). 13-17, 19-28, 31 Aug.

THEATRE

3.25-4.10 The Storyteller. A world where fantasy and reality become intertwined. Pleasance (venue 33), 60 The Pleasance (556 6550). Price pounds 5 (pounds 3.50). To 31 Aug (not Mondays).

4PM

COMEDY

4.20-5.20 Ben Moor - My Last Week With Modolia. A gentle tale of boy meets girl in which a cynical twentysomething junior plastic surgeon falls in love with an 88-year-old woman his "anti-Lolita". Pleasance (venue 33), 60 The Pleasance (556 6550). Price pounds 6.50 (pounds 5.50). To 31 Aug (not 18).

THEATRE

4.30-6pm Love Upon the Throne. Gag-packed comedy about Charles and Diana. Assembly Rooms (venue 3), 54 George Street (226 2428). Price pounds 8.50-9.50 (pounds 7.50-8.50). To 5 Sept (not 17, 24, 31 Aug).

5PM

THEATRE

5.00-7.00 Over the Edge. Minimalist plays from Zimbabwe. Demarco European Art Foundation (venue 22), St Mary's School, York Lane/Albany Street (556 8409). Price pounds 5 (pounds 3). 13-15, 24-29 Aug.

6PM

COMEDY

6.15-7.15 The Mighty Boosh Surreal shaggy-dog story. Already this year's must-see show. Pleasance (venue 33), 60 The Pleasance (556 6550). Price pounds 8-9 (pounds 7-8). To 31 Aug (not 25).

7PM

THEATRE

7.50-9.10 Jordan. Shirley Jones is accused of killing her child. Here she tells her story while awaiting judgment. Pleasance (venue 33), 60 The Pleasance (556 6550). Price pounds 8-9 (pounds 7-8). To 31 Aug (not 18, 25).

8PM

COMEDY

8.15-9.15 Mark Doherty - Fascinating Things. Unique, surreal standup. Pleasance (venue 33), 60 The Pleasance (556 6550). Price pounds 7.50 (pounds 6.50). 13, 16-20, 23, 25-27 Aug.

9PM

COMEDY

9.30-10.30 Chris Addison. Straight from touring with Jenny Eclair. Pleasance (venue 33), 60 The Pleasance (556 6550). Price pounds 8-9 (pounds 7-8). To 31 Aug (not 25).

10PM

THEATRE

10.15-11.45 Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club. Bittersweet play by Jonathan Harvey. Bedlam Theatre (venue 49), 11b Bistro Place (225 9893). Price pounds 6 (pounds 4). To 22 Aug (not 16).

THEATRE

10.05-11.25 The Liberty of Indifference. A spectacle of moral corruption, and definitely one of the festival's must-see comedies. Hill Street Theatre (venue 41), 19 Hill Street (226 6522). Price pounds 7 (pounds 5). To 18 Aug.

11PM

CABARET

11.45-1.00 Mika - Ahi Ataahua (Beautiful Fire). Cabaret glitz meets karaoke. Assembly Rooms (venue 3), 54 George Street (226 2428). Price pounds 8.50 (pounds 7.50). To 5 Sept (not 17, 24 Aug, 1 Sept).

12 MIDNIGHT

MUSIC

12.00-3.00 Club Graffiti. Amsterdam's New Cool Collective. Fridays, Midnight Blue; Saturdays, Lizard Lounge. Graffiti (venue 90), corner of Broughton and East London streets (557 8330). Price pounds 3-pounds 7 (pounds 5-6).

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