Watch out for...;Arts in Scotland

8th May 1998 at 01:00
One-to-One: One of the best theatre-in-education companies around, matching high performance skill with careful research of children's needs. How else could they use mime, movement, acrobatics, dance, original music and text to look at friendship, confidence, self-esteem, smoking, alcohol, bullying and death for 8 to 11-year-olds, and all in 50 minutes?

Touring Edinburgh and Fife, May 5-15 (tel: 0131 225 7993).

Shockheaded Peter: See the enormous fly advancing on the hapless boy, watch Scissorhands amputating little Suck-a-Thumb, and little Harriet burnt with all her clothes. Based on Hoffman's Stuwwelpeter (from the days when it was politically correct to hate children), the "junk opera with big hair" comes with workshops for secondary schools (though they may prefer therapy).

West Yorkshire Playhouse and Hammersmith Lyric Theatre at the Tramway, Glasgow, May 12-16 (tel: 0141 287 3900).

Phoenix: The Byre Theatre has had the great good sense to revive this Perth 1993 bombshell of children's theatre, a white-knuckle roller coaster of a play that starts in an old barn on Balhaldie Farm and ends with our three young people wrestling with earth, air, fire and water to save themselves and their world. Now accompanied by the full education pack, but it doesn't need it.

Byre Theatre on the Move: Glenrothes May 13-15 (tel: 01592 611101); Dunfermline May 20-23 (tel: 01383 314127).

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