Simon Fanshawe and Jenny Lecoat Mon 10 Nov. 8pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Two Festival Fringe stand-up comedy favourites return: Simon Fanshawe and Jenny Lecoat. shortlisted for this vear‘s Perrier with her streetwise feminist humour. 0 CALTON CENTRE Montgomery Street. Merry Mac Fun Show Thurs 13 Nov.

' See Theatre Workshop.

0 KING'S THEATRE Lenny Henry Sun 9 Nov. 8pm. £6. £4.

See Feature.


Merry Mac Fun Show Tue 11 Nov. 7.30pm. 50p (on the door). See Theatre Workshop.


Merry Mac Fun Show and Wire Less Wireless Fri 31 Oct and Sat 1 Nov. 9.15pm. £2.50(£2). A double bill

from the Merry Macs. With a new Show

exploding cliched views of Scotland and things Scottish. and Wire Less Wireless. the topical comedy quartet who take inspiration from the golden age of broadcasting.

The Alexander Sisters Fri 7 Nov. 10pm. Free. Free cabaret in the bar from the Alexander Sisters. a tongue in cheek female version of the Alexander Brothers. who take Roamin‘ in the Gloamin‘ with a pinch ()fsalt . Rumour has ll that one ofthe two is the sister of Bing Hitler. . .

The Whangdoodle Four Sat 8 Nov. 10.15pm. Free. Free cabaret in the bar from the Whangdoodle Four, specialists in exploring the workings and motivation of the Yuppie mind.


O PAVILION Renfield Street.

041 332 1846.

Lenny Henry 10 Nov. 8pm. £6.55, £4. See Feature.




Washington Street. 221 4526. Scottish Dance Theatre Youth Project 2 Nov. 9.30am. 13—20 year-olds, with or without experience. are invited to attend auditions being held by Scottish Dance Theatre. a new professional touring company based in Glasgow. who are forming a youth group in the city. The thirty young people chosen to participate will have the unique opportunity of working regularly with the dancers and technicians and be involved in all aspect of theatre and dance skills. from choreography to stage management. To begin with the

group will meet every other weekend

with a more intensive period over the Christmas holidays. The course will lead to a performance in January based on The Lion, the Witch andthe Wardrobe. For more information contact Peter Royston. SDT‘s Director. 334 5954 or Cheryl Strong 649 9987.

O THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234.

Ballet Rambert 25—29 Nov. 7.45pm. £8—£3. In its DiamondJubilee Year. Ballet Rambert brings two celebratory programmes ofeight ballets to Glasgow. Programme 1 (25. 26. 27 Nov) includes Carmen Arcadiae by Ashley Page. Ricercare by Glen Tetlcy. a stormy duet, Night with Waning Moon by Christopher Bruce and Java by Richard Alston, with music from the lnk Spots in a revival from last year. Programme 2 (28, 29 Nov) includes Swamp by Michael Clark. Soda Lake. Dangerous Liaisons and Zansa all by Alston. Ballet Rambert‘s new artistic director.

Giselle Tue 4—Sat 8 Nov. 7.15pm. At time ofpress only Stalls £9 and Third Circle at £4 and £2.50 left. Scottish Ballet in their final performances


O ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. Information 225 3614. Tickets for workshops 225 2424. Advance Tickets for events. Usher Hall 228 1155.

Dance About, Try It Out Starting Mon 3 Nov for seven weeks. Mon and Wed 5.45pm. A series of dance classes for all ages. men and women. specially timed to catch those needing a workout after work. Experienced and non-experienced welcome.


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National Organisation for Dance & Mime announces the 1987 DEC Dance Awards to commission new choreography. The Awards form part of Digital Equipment Company's sponsorship programme, Partners in Dance. They are open to professional dance companies in UK. Leaflet giving full details of eligibility and how to apply is now available

from NODM, 9 Rossdale Road,

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh.

The white-clad, gauze-waving spirits in the second half are the Wilis - unfortunate beautiful baddies, who lure men to their death. Scottish Ballet create their rocky lair in a revival of Peter Darrell’s 1971 production of Giselle.

It's a Romantic story of love enduring beyond the grave. Giselle commits suicide over a broken heart, amidst a butt-coloured medieval crowd. She dances again to save her lover from the Wilis.

Noriko Ohara has expressive qualities well suited to the drama of the lead role, though some of her siren companions in the wilderness tread a

little too heavily to be convincing as spirits. Ethereal drifting is, admittedly, difficult on the small King’s stage. However, a cosy, enjoyable Giselle. (Alice Bain).

Williams (ex Ballet Rambert) are among the teachers involved regularly and guest teachers like

; Royston Muldoom from Dundee : Rep will be taking part. ; The Jiving Lindy Hoppers Thurs o and

Fri 7Nov. 8pm. £2.50(£1.50). In a dcmonstration/performance the Lindy Hoppers let you into the secrets of the origins and developments ofthe jive or jitterbug. They will be holding afternoon jiving sessions on Thurs 6 and Fri 7 Nov. 2.30—4.30pm. These are free but you must book in advance. Phone 225 2424 ext

6623/ 6625 .

Tea Dance with Swing ’86 Wed 12 Nov 3pm. 50p. Enjoy a cup oftea in the Ballroom and dance to the sounds of big band.

0 QUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456.

Concert at Music Theatre Tue 4 Nov. 8pm. Dance features in one third of this evening ofcontemporary music. Vesalii Icones. composed by Peter Maxwell Davies in 1969. was originally inspired by Vesalius‘ De humani corporisfabrica ( 1543). Later Davies composed a piece which superimposed the anatomical images ofVesalius on the fourteen stations ofthe Cross (on this

occasion including the

Theatre Royal, Glasgow 25-29 November Box Office: (041) 331 1234

Credit Cards: (041) 332 9000

Ballet Rambert’s highly

acclaimed Diamond Jubilee repertoire features brand new work


Resurrection). The result is a layering of musical styles. from ancient chant to modern fox-trot. accompanied by a series of dances choreographed by [an Spink. The work is scored for solo cello and ensemble. the cello taking the roles of Pontius Pilate. St Veronica and others.

Tom Yang. who has just recently returned to Scotland after touring with the Royal ()pera in the East. will be performing with the musicians. Two other pieces. General Reid: His [)umpe by Alasdair Nicolson who is directing the evening and Man with Hammer by Geoffrey King will be performed. Organised by the Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust. this promises to be an unusual and exciting event.

See Citylist for details ofregular dance classes and workshops.

O KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. Box Office 2291201. Mon—Sat 10am—8pm.

Giselle Until Sat 1 Nov. This revamp of Peter Darrell‘s ballet. first performed in 1971 . continues Scottish Ballet‘s autumn season. With Adolphe Adam‘s original score. it has been redesigned by Peter Cazalet from his original Mums. See Glasgow and panel.

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by Michael Clark, Ashley Page and Richard Alston.

’The dancers are looking better than ever, miles ahead of other British companies

.in precision and excitement.’ New Statesman