Nov 24—29 at 7.30pm Man Act MIRACLES Nov 26—29 at 7.45pm Quartet 4 HUNGER WAITS Dec 1—5 at 7.30pm Neil Bartlett A VISION OF LOVE REVEALED IN SLEEP Dec 6 at 7.30pm Dogs in Honey 2am EROTIC TIME Tickets from £2

Further details from The Traverse Theatre > 112 West Bow, Grassmarket, Edinburgh. Tel: 031 226 2633


CAROLS AN D CHRISTMAS MUSIC with the SNO Junior and Youth Choruses Music from The Nutcracker to The Messiah

Edinburgh Usher Hall: Fri 18 December at 7.30pm Glasgow City Hall: Sat 19 December and Sun 20 December at 7.30pm


Favourite film and TV themes and popular music including Dallas, Dynasty, Star Trek and Disney Time Edinburgh Usher Hall: Tue 22 December at 7.30pm Glasgow City Hall: Sat 3 January at 7.30pm

Tickets £2 - £7 (Children £1.50) Usher Hall Box Office, Lothian Road, 031 228 1155. Ticket Centre Candleriggs/Mitchell & King’s Theatres A Telephone 041 227 5015/5511

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A Feast of Fantasy and Fun for all the Family

6 —16Ianuary1988 Theatre Royal, Glasgow 041 331 1234/3132 9000 3 6 February 1988 Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh 031 557 2590

Substased Dy the Scottish Arts Council

McGinn. in which an incredibly yucky beetle threatens to destroy all the toys Sandy Claws has made. For further details ring 7:84 on 031557 2442.

Tour continues to Dingwall. returningto Edinburgh and Glasgow from mid—December (See next issue).



I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office 10am—8pm Mon—Sat. Bar.

Total Abuse Sat 28 Nov. 7.30pm. £5.£4.£3. Total abuse from notorious stand—up comic Gerry Sadowitz. See Feature.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate . 552 4267/8. Box Office Tue-Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 12.30—11pm. Bar (with hot meals and snacks).

Cocktail Soiree with Victor and Barry Every Sunday after the panto (See Theatre. above). Victor and Barry. stars of The Babes in the Wood. entertain you most charmingly in a refined soirée. Free to those who‘ve been to the panto that evening. modestly priced for others.

The Five Past Eleven Show Starting on Fri 11 Dec and running on Fridays thereafter - late night cabaret. The shows will start at five past eleven. logically enough. the bar will be open very late. and the bill offare includes Bing Hitler. Arnold Brown. Vic and Barry. Terry Neason. Liz Lochhcad. Peter Capaldi. Dorothy PauI.Jack Mulroy and Mary Lee and more. Watch this space.


I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 225 3614.

Night for the African National Congress Sun 6 Dec. 8pm (Doors open 7.30pm). £5 (£2 unwaged) Tickets on sale at Usher Hall Box Office. Lothian Road. 228 I 155. Following last year‘s sell—out cabaret night to raise funds for the ANC. this year's benefit involves the Battlefield Band. the SWAPO choir Namibian students at present studying in this country the comedy duo. The Comedy Casuals. the Alexander Sisters. the acappella group. the Moonlighters and Wray Gunn and the Rockets.

Benefit for the National Union 01 Mineworkers, Scottish Area Thurs 10 Dec. 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm). Tickets £5 avail from Virgin. Ripping Records. Students Unions and the NUM. 5 Hillside

Cresc. Arthur Scargill won‘t be appearing.

but the bands Horse. We Free Kings. Swamptrash and The Alice House will. Proceeds are to go to the Scottish Miners‘ Relief Fund some Scottish miners still have not been reinstated since the strike. and Christmas is a particularly difficult time for them. I KILOERKIN PUB Constitution Street. Leith. Benelit Night Ior Creenham Common Sun 29 Nov. 8pm.(Doors open 7pm). £2.50(£1). Tickets avail from the pub and also from Wilde and West Bookshop. Dundas Street. A strong comedy line-up-acts include the Msfits. the Alexander Sisters. Lib and Rene. the Comedy Casuals and the Deadly Serious Sisters. I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 2019. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Bar 12.30—2.30pm and evenings during performances. [D] [E]. Total Abuse Sun 29 Nov. 8pm. £5.£4. Gerry Sadowitz, notorious stand-up comic. promises to be foul-mouthed and funny. See Feature. I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarket, 226 2633. John Sparkes Fri 27 & Sat 28 Nov. 10pm. £3 (£1 .50). A Perrier Award nominee at this year‘s Festival; stand—up comic Sparkes appears in many guises. most memorable being Siadwel. uncouth youth

from the Welsh valleys.

Igor Thompson and Teatro de Existentiale Fri 4 & Sat 6 Dec.10pm.£3(£1.50). Teatro dc Existentiale is in fact the stage name of Charmian Hughes. a female comedian with a line in off—beat . very physical comedy. which ‘celebratcs the joys of performance art when it goes a bit wrong.‘ She is joined by whacky stand—up Igor Thompson . whom she describes mildly as ‘lively. amicable. quite rude and very tall.‘ The two hope to engage in a little on—stage improvisation.


GLASGOW Performance

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. The Nutcracker Wed 6—9 and Mon 1 1-16 Jan. Scottish Ballet revive Peter Darrell‘s popular production of this seasonal ballet. Design by Philip Prowse.

I STUDIO THEATRE. 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931.

Programme Three in this new series for the Studio Theatre goes modern with The Water's Edge choreographed by Robert North with music by Ian ‘JcthroTull’ Anderson. For You Were Mine choreographed by Lloyd Embleton. Libero Me by Paulo Lopes andJus! Stepping Along by Jane Jewel. 27, 28 Nov and 3. 4. 5 Dec. All performanccs7.30pm. £7.50 (£5).


I GARNETBANK SCHOOL Renfrew Street 357 1450 (for info).

Tuesday Contemporary 7—8.30pm. £2. Liz Ingram teaches beginners contemporary. I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE Washington Street. 334 3349 (for info).

Thursday Contemporary 7—8.30pm. £2. Jane Simpson teaches intermediate contemporary.

I HILLHEAO SECONDARY SCHOOL Oakfield Avenue 334 1657 (for info.) Thursday Cunningham 8—9.3()pm. Fiona Alderman teaches.

Thursday Jazz 6.30—8pm. Karen Paisley teaches jazz at beginner/elementary level. STEPS OUT 261 West Princes Street 331 2931 .

Tuesdays Scottish Ballet‘s teaching team take juniors for Contemporary at 6pm and adults forjazz at 7. 15pm. £2 (£1). £1 .5()for juniors.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

Edgartlewman Tue 8—Fri 11 Dec 10.30am—noon: Advanced/Professional. 6.30—8pm:0pen class. Sat 12 Dec ll).30am—4pm:AII day Open workshop £5 (£2.50).

An opportunity to take class with one who has studied at the Cunningham Studio in New York. Newman has danced with Extemporary Dance Theatre and Spiral. All classes will be accompanied by a musician and cost £2 each (apart from the all-day workshop).



I ASSEMBLY ROOMS. 54 George Street. 225 3614. Info. from Kate Craik.

Dance Classes The very popular dance classes started last year. pick up for a new season. The range this year is even more varied you can dance Flamenco one Wednesday and Afro-Caribbean the next Thursday. At £2 (£1 ) per class they are good value. 6pm start. Mon 30 Nov: Contemporary with Marilyn Williams. Tue Dec 1: Jazz with Sheridan Nicol. Mon 7 Dec: Contemporary with Edgar Newman (see also Glasgow classes). Classes continue until Tue 15 Dec.

22 The List 27 Nov 10 Dec 1987