and Sun (shorter version). Cheap Thrills. an all-women group in a witty look at the image ofwomcn penned by male playwrights past and present. See panel.
0 CALTON STUDIOS Calton Road, 556 7066.
Novy Lel Club Wed 4 Feb. 9pm—2am. £1 (£2 subsequent Weds). First ofa new regular Wed evening nightclub. Named after Mayakovsky‘s magazine. the club hopes to capture the spirit of the Russian futurist movement and the atmosphere of underground cabaret and will incorporate two or three cabaret acts into a disco. described as ‘just right ofCambalache and just left of mainstream.‘ The organisers promise free entry to anyone with a Mayakm'sky—style shaved head.
0 COASTERS West Tollcross.
Hoochie Coochie Club Fri 23 Jan. 10.30pm. Alternative cabaret is promised this evening along with The Christians (see Rock).
0 FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph (’rescent. 225 5366.
Cale-Cabaret Evening wed 28 Jan. 8pm. £3.50(members £2.50). A musical cocktail presented by writer. composer and singer Jean-1-ouis (‘haillat 'I'raditional songs and poetry from llugo. Apollinaire. Rimbaud. Baudelaire and Brecht.
Billy Connolly Sat 31 Jan. 8pm. £9.50. £8. £6. SOLD OUT. The Big Yin on stage in a charity performance in aid ofScottish W'ildlifc.
The Broch Thurs 29—Sat 31 Jan. 9.30pm. £2 members: £2.50 non-members. First in the 'l‘raversc‘s‘ new Cabaret spot: The Ms-Fits. Rona Munro and Fiona Knowles in a feminist double-act set amongst the ancient Picts. . . ISee panel.
The Red Ferrets 'l‘hurs 5—Sat 7 Feb. 9.30pm. £2 members; £2.50 non-members. Alternative cabaret from a recently-formed and so far successful threesome.
o Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat lfiam—opm (7.30pm perf evgs). Bar. Buffet.
The Snow Queen 9—11 Feb. The Scottish premiere ofchoreographer David Bintley‘s new production of a story by Hans Andersen. In three acts.
Coppelia 12—14 Feb. The 1979 production by Peter Wright. The story of a doll coming to life is particularly loved by children.
Both programmes begin 7.15pm, Tue and Sat mat 2.15pm. £2.50—£15. The company move to His Majesty's Theatre. Aberdeen. 16—21 Feb.
0 Dance About, Try It Out Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 225 3614. These popular classes began a new
season on 19Jan. Experienced dancers and beginners both welcome. Classes begin at 5.45pm and last 11/2 hours. £1.50 (50p). Highly recommended.
Mon 26 Jan — Marilyn Williams; Tue 27 Jan - Pat Eckersley; Mon 2 Feb — Marilyn Williams; Wed 4 Feb— Royston Muldoom; Mon 9 Feb — Marilyn Williams. Classes run till March.
0 Choreography Workshop Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street. For info 0750 32213. Sat 14 Feb £5 (£2.50). Run by Kedzie Penfield of Dance Connection. this workshop is designed for anyone who would like
. to try to put together a dance piece of
0 Dancers Netherbow Art Centre. High Street. Until 31 Jan. An exhibition of performance and performers. Photographs by Robbie Jack.
0 Scottish Ballet Playhouse, 18/22 Greenside Place, 557 2590. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Bar. Cinderella Wed 4-Sat 7 Feb. 7.30pm and 2.30pm Sat mat. £4—£10(concs and kids half price on all tickets). One ticket in ten free. The glittering characters of this favourite ballet bring magic to the Playhouse.
0 Scottish Ballet Tours Scottish Ballet begins its annual small-scale touring in the Union Theatre, St Andrews on Thurs 19 Feb. As well as visiting Dumfries, Alloa. and Crieff, the company will be appearing in Portobello on Tue 3 March where they will perform highlights from Othello. Ruckert Songs and Napoli. 0 Michael Clark Acclaimed and controversial ‘punk‘ dancer is featured in a BBC Scotland documentary. The Need To Dance on Tue 27 Jan. See Media page.
0 Gregory Nash will be beginning a Scottish tour in February, appearing in his new piece ‘Momentum Rush‘ at Edinburgh‘s Theatre Workshop on 13 and 14 Feb. On 12 Feb he will be teaching at the Assembly Rooms between 2.30 and 4.30pm. More details ofthe tour in The List‘s next issue.
0 March looks set to be a month heavily punctuated by dance and dancers. The main Edinburgh event will be Focus on Dance, a week of performance, classes and residencies organised by Assembly Theatre Ltd, the outfit which puts life into the Assembly Rooms during the Festival. Visiting artists will include tap dancer Will Gaines, Paulene Daniels from the Netherlands, Astrakan from France and Shobana Jeyasingh. Scottish groups will be taking part too, among them Rotating Dancers, Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee Rep, and Korus. Classes will cater for all levels and techniques- jazz, tap, jive, ballet, contemporary, renaissance, the list goes on. Look for further details in the March issues of The List or contact Sarah Hill at the Assembly Rooms, 226 5992.
0 Glasgow will be paid a visit from London Contemporary Dance 24—28 March when two new works will be given their Scottish premiere at Theatre Royal.
THE TRAVERSE THEATRE
“The most successful theatre in Britain for new work” OBSERVER
NEW SEASON OF INNOVATIVE CONTEMPORARY SCOTTISH THEATRE (OPENS 27 JANUARY) COMPANIES INCLUDE:
TRAVERSE/TRON CO-PRODUCTION in
British premiere of a sinister black comedy by one of Russia's major playwrights. An extraordinary portrait of a world of conmen, with a cast that includes Craig Ferguson (Bing Hitler). The first co-production between the Tron and the Traverse.
THE THEATRE CO-OPERATIVE in
E GUARDIAN or SCOTLAND - I I I by Patrick Evans I 'I I A new look at the man and the myth by the award-winning author
of TROY and BURKE AND HARE, which sold out its run atthe Traverse Theatre last autumn. Book early!
TRAVERSE/KIRKCALDY COLLEGE THEATRE ARTS PROGRAMME in
I I Iby Jeremy Raison I I I _
The tale of a group of children evacuated from Glasgow during the Second World War, based on eye-witness accounts. With a cast of 30 and live music.
I I Iby James Kelman I I I —
Acclaimed Glasgow novelist’s first play forthe stage. With live music.
WINGED HORSE Touring Productions in
None knows the story until opening night!
LATE NIGHT CABARET with
THE MS . . FITS and THE RED FERRETS
BAR OPEN TILL TWO AM
REGULAR LATE NIGHT MUSIC AT WEEKENDS
SUNDAY ALL SEATS £2 FOR MEMBERS
/ I2 WEST BOW GRASSMARKET
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The List 23 Jan — 5 Feb 17