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

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10AM

ART

10.00-5.30pm The End of an Age - Paul Graham. Portraits in late-night haunts. Portfolio Gallery (venue 42), 43 Candlemaker Row (220 1911). Price pounds 1.50 (75 pence). To 29 Aug.

11AM

THEATRE

11.30-1.00 A Soldier's Song. One Paratrooper remembers the Falklands. 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

12.30-2.00 Crave. Startlingly elegant new play. Traverse Theatre, (venue 15), Cambridge Street (228 1404). Price pounds 6 (pounds 4). To 5 Sept (not 17, 24, 31 Aug).

1PM

THEATRE

1.20-2.50 Shylock. A lucid and passionate evocation of Shakespeare's play. Assembly Rooms (venue 3), 54 George Street (226 2428). Price pounds 8 (pounds 7). To 5 Sept (not 16, 18, 28 Aug).

2PM

CHILDREN

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

3PM

DANCE

3.30-4.30 A Moovin' and a Groovin'. A show of movement, rhythm and rhyme, plus a chance to learn to dance. Graffiti (venue 90), Broughton Street (557 8330). Price pounds 4.50 (pounds 3.50). 15-17, 19-28, 31 Aug.

4PM

COMEDY

4.20-5.20 Ben Moor - My Last Week With Modolia. A cynical twenty-something 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

5.45-7.15 Kill the Old Torture their Young. Sparse understated dialogue. Traverse Theatre (venue 15), Cambridge Street (228 1404). Price pounds 12 (pounds 7.50). To 5 Sept (not 17, 24).

6PM

COMEDY

6.15-7.15 The Mighty Boosh A must-see show. Pleasance (venue 33), 60 The Pleasance (556 6550). Price pounds 8 (pounds 7). To 31 Aug.

7PM

MUSIC

7.40-9.20 Fiddling Around on the Fringe. Some of the Highland's best balladeers and fiddlers. Randolph Studio (venue 55), Inst. Francais d'Ecosse, 13 Randolph Cres. (225 5366). Price pounds 6 (pounds 4). To 16 Aug.

8PM

MUSIC

8.00-11.00 Spiritualised/Steve Martland (support Ben Neill). Two of the most original contemporary musical sounds. The Queen's Hall (venue 72), Clerk Street (668 2019/667 7776). Price pounds 12.50. Last night.

COMEDY

8.00-9.00 Tommy Tiernan: Undivine Comedy. The Irish comedy invasion is upon us; and it's got killing one-liners. Pleasance (venue 33), 60 The Pleasance (556 6550). Price pounds 8.50 (pounds 7.50). To 31 Aug (not 18).

9PM

COMEDY

9.00-10.00 Jason Byrne: Camping on the Moon. A court jester for the millennium. Pleasance (venue 33), 60 The Pleasance (556 6550). Price pounds 7.50 (pounds 6.50). To 31 Aug (not 18).

10PM

THEATRE

10.15-11.15 The League Against Tedium. Insults, megalomaniac pronouncements and riddles from comedy's uberstand-up boffin. Pleasance (venue 33), 60 The Pleasance (556 6550). Price pounds 4. To 31 Aug (not 25).

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. 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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