Snacks Now were great successes on last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and brought them the Perrier Award for 1985. Please. Please, Please brings us an averagely unpalatable family. See Review.
0 TRAVERSE THEATRE l 12 West Bow.
226 2633. Box office Tue—Sun 10am—8pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. 22 Market Street.
Request Programme Until Sun 16 Nov. 7.30pm. Temp members £4.50; Econ members £4: Full members £3.50: Student. ()AP. UB40 £2.50 (Members £2). Eileen Nicholas in her superb solo performance of Franz Xaver Kroetz's painful and moving study ofan evening in the life of an all-too-ordinary lonely woman. Highly recommended.
Did You See That? Tue 18—Sun 23 Nov. 7.30pm. Prices as for Request Programme. The final show in the Traverse's ‘l’ick of the Fringe’ season: Nickelodeon. Time ()ut Street Entertainersofthe Year for last year. whose comic mime show brings together two gauche. lonely people who escape into a common fantasy world.
O The Albannach A recast. revitalised production ofJohn McGrath‘s adaptation of Fionn MacColla's novel. Writing in the Twenties. MacColla lamented Scotland's repressed potential. lambasting the Kirk for depressing the poetry. song and spirit of the Highland people. through the figure of Murdo. a young and imaginative Highlander (The Albannach) who eventually leads a musical rebellion. McGrath‘s adaptation is a jaunty. sketched outline ofthe story that Finlay Welsh‘s production. now faster and tauter than before. brings to life with good humour. Vincent Friell. as Murdo. matures and gains in confidence before your eyes. taking on the elders of the Church who hover like disapproving black birds against the backdrop. (SH)
On tour in Highlands. For further information please contact 7:84 Scotland on (131 557 2442.
o What Every Woman Knows The Scottish Theatre Company in Tom Fleming‘s warm. confident production ofJ.M. Barrie‘s comedy.
For further details please contact the Scottish Theatre Company on 041 339 8777.
Theatre Royal. (ilasgoit' Mon 17—Sat 22 Nov. 7.15pm. 041 331 1234.
0 We've Been Had Faceback Theatrt Company in a play taking a satirical look at the way advertising colours our lives. with a fine line-up on contributors to the production: script by the poet Ron Butlin: music by Adrian Johnson. performed by Clare Brennan. Therese Collie and Eric Mallett and designed by Lucy Weller.
Balerno Community lliglt School. Balerno Thurs 20 and Fri 21 Nov. 7.30pm. (131 44958331Rachhill Unemployed Il'orkers ( 'entre Shuna Street. Glasgow. Mon 24—Sat 2‘) Nov. 7.30pm (please check time and dates with venue. daytime workshops also). 041 946 5675.
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A Night forthe ANC Fri 14 Nov. 8pm. £4.50 (£2 for UB40s). A benefit cabaret. compered by Danny Kyle. with proceeds going to the African National Congress. The cabaret will include music. comedy and drama. the artists appearing include Dick Gaughan. The Red Heads. The Sirens. The Merry Mac Fun Co. Rua. United Artists (Scotland). The SWAPO Choir and Liz McLennan of7z84 Scotland in an excerpt from The Baby and the Bath water. As well as the cabaret there will be stalls. banners and films. including the TUC Anti-Apartheid video. See PaneL
The Big Shenanigan Sat 15 Nov. 8pm. £2.50 (£1.50). A night ofcabaret to round up the three-week season of events at the Assembly Rooms. Your comperes are the Merry Mac Fun Co and those appearing include Bing Hitler. Victor and Barry. The Redheads. the Proclaimers and the Alexnader sisters.
ATribute to Paul Robeson Sun 23 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£1 .50). To celebrate the life of the black American Civil Rights campaigner. actor and singer. ten years after his death. Those appearing include Dick Gaughan. Hamish Henderson. South African band Kintone and a ‘special guest‘ and there will be documentary film and video. Bar and food from 7pm. 0 KING’S
Jim Davidson Sun 23 Nov. 8pm. £6.50. £5.50. £4.50. The popular
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Despite having been togetherfor only six months, The Sirens (see photo) are already becoming veterans of the Benefit Concert. Having already performed at Benefits for CND, Nicaragua and the Chilean people, this month sees them appearing at A Night forthe African National Congress, organised by the Society of Civil and Public Servants. The cabaret line-up includes the folk singer Dick Gaughan, the satirical revue group The Red Heads, the well-known comedy group The Merry Macs, the folk group Rua, the theatre company United Artists (Scotland), the SWAPD Choir and Liz McLennan of 7:84 Scotland-all performers forwhom the political content of their work is extremely
cockney comedian. ten years on after his debut on New Faces.
Liz Lochhead Tue 18 Nov. 8pm. £1. The inimitable Glasgow poet and writer returns with more of her irresistibly witty poems and ‘personalities'. In the theatre bar.
Jim Davidson Sat 22 Nov. 8pm. £6. £4. The popular cockney comedian. ten years on after his debut on Nett' Faces .
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The Crofting Act Fri 21 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Unusual subject fora revue? Eden Court Theatre Co present a satirical look at crofting. as part of the Third Eye‘s As An Fltearann (From the Land) season. with those appearing including the band Capercaillie.
Wireless Wireless Thurs 27 and Fri 28 Nov. 10pm. Members £1 ; Non-members £1 .50. Tickets on door from 9.30pm. The topical satirical quartet who take their inspiration from the golden age of radio. In the bar.
0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Workshop for UB4Ds by Ballet Rambert Wed 19 Nov. 1pm. Free to UB40s if you have bought a ticket for a Ballet Rambert performance. See also Theatre Royal.
important. This is true also of The Sirens. ‘Most of oursongs are chosen fortheir message as much as fortheir music,’ says Alison Ingram, one of the three. Their music is a cappella, mostly with a jazz/blues basis and the factthat this is a fairly rare sound was what drew them together: ‘We were all interested in getting together because we felt that, particularly in Scotland, there weren’t many women doing this sort of stuff’. Since then, their combinations of strong politics and sweet harmony has brought them several airings, encouraging them to begin to write their own music, as well as harmonising older songs, and to think of developing the group into something more fully-fledged. (Sarah Hemming)
O THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234.
Ballet Rambert 25—29 Nov. 7.45pm. £8—£3. Programme 1 (25. 26. 27 Nov) includes Carmen Arcadiae by Ashley Page. Ricercare by Glen Tetley. a stomiy duet. Night with Waning Moon by Christopher Bruce and Java by Richard Alston. with music from the Ink 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. See Feature.
Workshop Wed 26 Nov. 10am—4pm. £3 (inclusive ofmatinee performance). A day of dance for single parents. studetns and UB40s taken by members of ballet Rambert. See also Glasgow Arts Centre.
0 TRON 63 Trongate. 552 4267/8. Box ()ffice Tue-Sat noon—10pm.
Dance Week All tickets £4 (£3 members) £1 (members cone). 8pm start for all performances. The Tron repeats its dance week of last year.
Dates are as follows:
Greg Nash Dance Group Thurs 27 Nov; Scottish Dance Theatre Fri and Sat 28. 29 Nov: Rotating Dancers Sun 30 Nov: Dance forAfrica Mon 1 Dec: G.A.C. Junction 19 Tue 2 Dec; The Kosh Wed and Thurs 3. 4 Dec; Mantis Fri and Sat 5. 6 Dec. More next issue.
0 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Curnbernauld 023 67 32887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm. 6—8pm perfevgs. Cumbernauld Community Dance Theatre Thurs 20 Nov. 7.45pm. £1.50 (£1). Local dancers from the age of four to adult go through their paces. 0 ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM. KELVINGROVE Phone 334 1131 for information.
Gregory Nash Weekend Workshop Sat and Sun 22. 23 Nov. 10am—4pm daily. £8 (£6). Nash takes a unique workshop set among the armoury and antiques ofone ofScotland’s most popular museums. Men and women ( 13+ ) welcome. Energy and enthusiasm more important than technical ability. A mini- performance will be held in the gallery on Sunday afternoon. To reserve your place phone the number above and ask for the Education Department.
O ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. Information 225 3614. Tickets for workshops 225 2424. Advance Tickets for events. Usher 1121112281155.
Dance About, Try It Out Mon and Wed 5.45pm. This series ofdance classes for beginners continues until 17 Dec. Royston Muldoom. Craig McKnight and Marilyn Williams will be among those taking class over the next two weeks. Men. women experienced and non-experienced dancers welcome. Classes are £1 .50 (50p) but get there early — they‘ve been turning people away.
For a list of workshops
and courses currently available see page 43! 44!
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