July (all seats £2.70). £2.70—£6. TheatreSaver holders £1 off Summer Super Saver offer reductions for those booking both shows (School for Scandal and Tartaffe). Richard Brinsley Sheridan‘s much-loved comedy ofmanners. See review. Tarturle Thurs 25 June (Free Preview)—Sat 8 Aug. 7.45pm. For ticket prices see Schoolfor Scandal. Revival of Liz Lochhead's wonderfully funny Scots adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy about hypocrisy.

0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [D][E]. No theatre performances this issue. Theatre Workshop Youth Theatres have combined to present a new show though see Quaker Meeting House. above. and panel.

0 TRAVERSE THEATRE l 12 West Bow. 226 2633. Box office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm; Sun o—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. 22 Market Street. Seats from £2. Sundays ALI. SEATS £2 (non-members £2.50).

Playing With Fire Until Sat «1 July. 7.30pm. Day members £4.50; Econ members £4; Full members £3.50; Students members £2. All seats £2 on Sundays. A new play by John Clifford (author of the internationally successful Losing Venice) a reworking of the Faust legend. in which Justina. an alchemist living in Paris during the Hundred Years‘ War. strikes a pact with the Devil. See review.

Noah’s Wile Thurs 1) June—Sun 26 July. 7.30pm. Prices as for Playing

With Fire. The premiere of a new play by Amy Hardie who wrote the award-winning Precarious Living. a deeply intelligent. funny and moving play about a fisherwoman from North East Scotland. Amy Hardie has recently returned from filming in The Sudan. and her play. an alternative telling ofthe Flood story. is set in a drought-wracked town in the desert. See Feature in our next issue.

Peter Nardini Fri 26 and Sat 27 June. 9.30pm. £3 (£1.50) plus 50p membership for non-members. See Cabaret.

Dross Bros Fri 3 and Sat 4 July. 9.30pm. £3 (£1.50) plus 50p membership for non-members. See Cabaret.


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Stella Alternative Cabaret Week Tue 23—Sun 28 June. A week ofcabaret presented by Stella Artois in association with The List.

The Alexander Sisters and The Red Ferrets Thurs 25 June. 7.30pm. £1 .50 (£1). A double bill ofup and coming Scottish cabaret acts. The Alexander Sisters present among other things. a somewhat alternative view of Scottish country dancing while Edinburgh‘s Red Ferrets offer a blend of topical satire and idiosyncratic humour and songs.

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Monkeyhouse Blue Fri 26 and Sat 27 June. 7.30pm. The story ofa young alternative comic trying to make it in 1980s‘ Britain. The highly versatile and talented Kirkcaldy College of Technology Theatre Arts programme in Andy Mackie‘s play (‘a one-man show with a cast of 30‘). which offers an alternative alternative cabaret show as the young comedian explores ways of finding a voice to say what he wants to say about society. Kirkcaldy College are strong on innovation this play includes a backdrop of ironically placed chimps. . .

Swing '87 Fri 26 June. 9.45pm. £1 .50 (£1). Dixieland. American Swing and Latin American music from Swing ‘87. See Jazz.

Sleepyheads Sat 27 June. 9.45pm. £1 .50 (£1 ). Glasgow band founded by two original members ofThe Graduates. See Rock.

Nightshiit and John and Boris Sat 28 June. 8pm. £1 .50 (£1 ). Nightshift. a five-woman Glasgow band with their blend of Latin-American and jazz funk. and John and Boris. a new musical comedy duo who take in everything from Mozart to The Beatles. See Rock.

The weird and wonderful Kevin McAleer. a comedian who is clearly out to lunch.

Kevin McAleer and John Byrne Sun 5 July. 9.30pm. £3.50 (£3). A weird and wonderful night ofcabaret. both acts using slides. Kevin McAleer does an extremely off-beat indefinable brand of comedy. John Byrne. meanwhile. is not the John Byrne you think he is. but a gentleman who delivers a lecture on the role of the washhouse in our history and culture and diversifics into anecdotes about his own laundry. with exhibits to illustrate.


Ben Elton Tue 7 July. 8pm. £4 non-members; £3 members. Students. ()APs. UB40s. Disabled. Under 21s£1 (members only). The man who did for clear-framed glasses what Tommy Cooper did for silly hats Ben Elton brings his quick-fire stand-up comedy (and his glasses) on a rare visit to Glasgow. A must for Saturday Live fans.

Bing Hitler Wed 8 July. 8pm. Prices as for Ben Elton. Rumour has it that this man. self-styled despotic leader ofthe Scottish Nazi Party. uses. . . swearie words. . . in hisact. Rumour also has it that he is incredibly successful. rather comical and also known about town as Craig Ferguson. Even wilder rumour suggests that he has a sister appearing in cabaret elsewhere (see Third Eye Centre) masquerading as an Alexander Sister. Still. who believes rumours?


O GATEWAY STUDIOS Leith Walk. The Terry Neason Show Wed l—Thurs 9 July. 7.30pm. Free tickets are available for the recordings ofthis new cabaret show to be transmitted on Scottish Television later in the summer. hosted by Terry Neason and with regular guests Victor and Barry (See also Rock Listings). All tickets are for standing room only. the audience should be there by 7pm - recording starts at 7.30pm. Guests are as follows throughout the week: Hank Wanglord and Band and Don and George Wed 1 July. The inimitable cowboy Hank was most recently seen on your screen hosting An A—Z of( '& W. Don and George are more usually known as John Docherty and Moray Hunter. ex-Bodgers and scriptwriters for Spitting Image. here in the guise of a couple of middle-class rugby types.

Tam White and The Dexters and Wyoming Thurs 2 July. The excellent Edinburgh rhythm and blues band and Wyoming. up and coming Glasgow band with an imminent album.

Elaine C. Smith and Dave Anderson and Peter Nardini Fri 3 July. [Elaine C. Smith. one of Scotland’s best loved comic actresses (most recently seen in Wildcat's Steamie) joins Dave Anderson. Wildcat‘s music man and Peter Nardini. young Edinburgh singer, guitarist who writes his own political and comic ballads (see also Traverse Theatre.

The MsFits and Deal Heights Cajun Aces Mon 6 July. The Msl‘Tts‘. Rona Munro and Fiona Knowles. emerging as a good female double act. do a series of witty raps. songs and sketches with a broadly feminist base and Deaf l leights (‘ajun Aces excellent Edinburgh-based exponents ofcajun music.

Horse and Loose Women Wed 8 July. Horse. the Glasgow band recently seen on The Tube. guest with Loose Women. 21 three-woman cabaret act consisting of Wildcat‘s Myra McFadyen. Julia Dow and Paula McGee.

Susie (or is it Soozy?) Maguire, Deacon Blue and Danny Wilson Thurs 1) July. susie Maguire who. rutnour has it. was very funny on a cabaret occasion at the Traverse Theatre recently. as Mary Queen of Scots (what identity problem?) joins Deacon Blue. Glasgow band destined for big things and Danny Wilson. Dundee band who have been compared to Steely Dan.


Peter Nardini Fri 26 and Sat 27 June. 9.30pm. £3 (£1.50) plus 50p membership for non-members. The Traverse continues its successful new regular cabaret slot in the theatre downstairs with Peter Nardini. the well-known singer and guitarist with his own ballads and political and comic songs.

Dross Bros Fri 3 and Sat 4 July. 9.30pm. £3 (£1 .50) plus 50p membership for non-members. A sellout at last year's Edinburgh Festival with Small .llen. Big Jobs. Dross Bros' comic double act l5 much sought after on the London cabaret circuit.

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