[D]. [E]. (TheatreSaver Concession Cards cost £1 . last all year. give £1 off the full price each time you come for you and a friend available to OAPs. UB40s. Students. Disabled. Under-24 railcard holders. YTS scheme and young people under 18).

Charley‘s Aunt Fri 15 Jan—Sat 6 Feb. 7.45pm. Matinee Sat 3llJan. 3.15pm. £2.70-£(i. TheatreSaver holders £1 off. Brandon Thomas‘s popular Victorian farce See Review.

I SPRINGWELL HOUSE Ardmillan Terrace. (iorgie. 337 1971.

Springwell Youth Theatre Group Tue 26 a; \\ cd 2“ Jan Please check with Springwell House for times. Springwell House's youth theatre group who started meeting late last year present theirfirst performance 7 a show about a group of girls in an aerobic class who take on the boys at football.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 22(i5125. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am 5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. Evening Classes Mon 11Jan—28 March. 'l‘hcatrc Workshop‘s popular evening classes start up again this month. so you could make this the year you learn or improv e a skill. Classes are as follows: Introduction to Photography Mondays T-‘lpm. £1o waged: £1 1 students; £8 unwaged. ()Al’s. For those with littleor no experience of processing and printing. The class will cover many aspects of photography. from journalism to fashion. Bring a camera if poss.

Adult Drama Mondays. 7-9pm. £1 1 waged. £8 students. £5 unwaged. OAPs. No experience necessary the aim is to teach through enjoyment. Wear comfortable clothing.

Monster Machine Mondays. 5-6.30pm. 50p a week. For 5-9 year olds—a development of the highly popular ‘Fun Factories.‘ Film Animation (Adult) Mondays. 7-9pm. £14. No previous experience necessary a practical introduction to animation film-making with students encouraged to make their own films. eithercollectively or individually.

Film Animation (Junior) Mondays and Tuesdays. 4-6pm. £7.50. Introductory class for younger film-makers - students are encouraged to make their own films. Playwrights‘ Workshops Tuesdays 7-9pm. £1 1 waged. £8 students. £5 unwaged. ()Al’s Building on last autumn‘s popular course of workshops a series of workshops for those interested in writing drama. led by the respected Scottish playwright. Tom Mc(irath.

Arts and Special Needs Thursdays. 7-9pm. £15 w aged. £7.50 unwaged. Maximum number 12 A scriesof sessionsin performance includingmime.

mov emcnt. improvisation. slide projection. costume and sets - primarily designed for workers in adult training centres and mental handicap centres.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. (irassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office

Tue- Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also avail from the Ticket Centre. 22 .Market Street. Seats from £2. Sundays all seats £2 (non-members £2.50). Adult Child/Dead Child Until Sun 24Jan. 7.30pm Day members £4.50; Econ. members £4; Full members £3.50: Student members £2 A powerful and much-praised solo show. seen at the Third Eye Season before Christmas as part of the New Work. .‘V’o Definition season. Claire Dowie. who bridges the worlds of cabaret and theatre. tells the uncompromising story of an unloved child growing up towards a breakdown.

Fallen Tue 2b—Sun 31 Jan. 7.30pm. Prices as for Adult Child/Dead Child. The ‘Kerry Babies' case caused an uproar in Ireland when it came to light the story ofJoanna Hayes. accused of murdering a baby. whose body was found on a beach. Polly Tealc's play explores her predicament and isolation in the close. religious community. and this production of it (by

Arc Theatre) won a Fringe First when it was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1986. See Free Ticket ()fferon competitions page.

Troy Tue 2—Sun 9 Feb. 7.30pm. l’ricesas forAdult Child/Dead Child. Body Politic. a new theatre company. in a reworkingof Patrick Evans' play about two archaeologists obsessed with excavating Troy. Much praised when first produced. the play's symbolic layers mirror the archaeological levels that the two men uncover. Evans’ Wallace. (iuanllan of Scotland and Burke and Hare were show it recently at the Traverse See Free Ticket Offer on competitions page



I BLUE NOTE The Briggait. 72 Clyde Street. 041 552 6027.

A Night of Comic Relief Fri 33 .lan. Doors open 8pm. show starts at 9pm. Tickets £3 available from the Blue Note and the Baby Grand. and on the door on the night. The Blue Note's new cabaret venture starts tonight four hours of alternative comedy with the line-up including impressionist Ewan McLeod. female comedy duo Lib and Rene. rap duo The ComedyCasuals and the new cabaret double act from the Merry Mac Fun Co pool. Whackliead.

I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 23590

Backto the Future Wed 27—Fri 29 Jan. 7.30pm. Mauchline Young Farmers in a



Love Boat Tour to Amsterdam 25-29 Feb. Closing date for applications Wed 27 Jan. Afficionados of the notorious llotel Gasdal Weekendo will know that the club has recently stopped ope rating its wild Thursday nights in The Mission in Victoria Street. But all is not lost. The llotelnow- promise a series of allsweekend events. during which participants can truly achieve the state of being gassed all weekend. The first of these is a trip to Amsterdam for which there are 53 places. Weekenders will travel by coach to l lull. take the North Sea Ferry (on which they will receive a five-course meal. breakfast. and (iassed All Weekendo entertainment. with the club operating the disco). Once in Amsterdam scheduled fun includes visting breweries and nightclubs. The expedition leaves on Thurs 25th Feb. arriving back in Edinburgh on Mon 29th. Tickets are £59 all in (£8 extra if you want a cabin on the boat) and you should bring a sleeping bag. Deposits of£19 should be taken to Tollcross Community Centre. Fountainbridge. Edinburgh by Wed 27th Jan. and further details are to be had from Iran and Tadgie Bollockson. managers of the Hotel. on 031 2284543.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest.

Performing Habits Fri 22 & Sat 23 Jan. 10pm. £3 (£2). A new Edinburgh comedy duo. who scored a considerable success at last year‘s festival in their previous incarnation of ‘Pete and Andy”. Peter Findlay and Andy Mackie. now- ‘Performing llabits'. promise a sideways look at what passes for the human condition in tne 1980s.

Traverse Showcase Night: I Fri 29 & Sat 30 Jan. 10pm. £3 (£2). The first oftwo evenings showcasing local cabaret talent. This evening is compered by l lamish Clark and acts include Bald Rhythm. a slinky blues and jazz outfit and Big Margaret. a stand-up male comic. Next week‘s showcase forms part ofthe nationwide ‘Comic Relief events. Watch this space.


GLASGOW . Performance

I CRAWFURO THEATRE Jordan hill College. Southbrae Drive.

Scottish Dance Theatre Youth Group 29.31) Jan. 7.30pm.

I THIRO EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

New Moves During February and March. Third Eye Centre is hosting a season of new dance which will include talks. workshops and performances. To give you an opportunity to book early. all information is included in both performance and classes sections marked New Moves. At a special price of£1b’ £12 you can book up all seven performances in advance and save £5 4.

Dance Residency L'ntil 311 Jan. Z-Spm. Daily (not Monday's).

To introduce the New Moves Season. Sue MacLennan will choreograph a new piece on (iregory Nash and Kate Dalton with a

The Nutcracker, Theatre Royal Glasgow and Playhouse Edinburgh


The Nutcracker‘s appeal lies in evoking that magical world of the child 1 late at night when, left alone, anything 1 seems possible. '

Scottish Ballet’s version of The ; Nutcracker begins by evoking this % world oi the child very well. On a rich : Victorian set designed by Philip 1 Prowse the children, who all give lively and enjoyable performances, demand to be the centre of attention. They are 3 oblivious to the fact that there is any other world than theirs and Elizabeth Gold makes a convincingly excited 3 Clara, thrilled to be given her present of a nutcracker shaped like a man. 1

With the change of scene into the Land oi Ice and Snow however, the . magic seems to get lost. Tristan Borrer f as the Nutcracker Prince and Eleanor 1 Moore as the Snow Queen look uneasy l together and it is not until Sally f Collard-Gentle or Kenn Burke dance 3 their brief solos as the Arabian and English dolls respectively, that the dancing begins to shine.

Though there is plenty of colour and sparkle in the sets and the costumes, the piece itself, first performed 15 years ago, now seems to have lost its imaginative freshness and, unfortuantely, much of its excitement. (Sally Kinnes)

the title ‘lllogic'. with the £1 .500 help ofa 198" DEC Dance award. Rehersals in the Studio Theatre will be open for public viewing.

Illogic Fri 29. Sat 30Jan 7.30pm. £3'£2. Sue MacLennan. Gregory Nash and Kate Dalton perform their piece specially created for the Studio Theatre and in rehersal over the past month at Third Eye Centre. Three new solo pieces by MacLennan. Nash and Dalton will alsobe featured.

The Cholmondeleys 5 Feb at 9.30pm. b Feb at 8pm. £3.50 2.50. Pronounced Chumleys. this young. vivacious group work in tight groupings. strong unison and highly original material. Radical and often bizarre and a good watch.

New Choreographers 12. 13. 19. 20Feb. 7.30pm. £32 What‘s really new in dance. See this up-and-coming bunch.

Yolanda Snaith 2b. 27 Feb. 8pm.

£3.50 2.50. Scared Shirtless and Blue Whiteness Rhapsody performed by this witty. highly visual and original dancer. The VicVics‘). 10 March. 8pm. £3.50 2.50. A music dance company create new works from a pool of artists from such groupsas Man Jumping. Lumiere and Son. Welfare State and Ludus.

Rosemary Butcher 14.15 March. 8pm. £ ()ne of Britain‘sforemost choreographers in "Touch The Earth'.

I TRON THEATRE Trongate. 552 4267 ‘8. Théfltre de Complicite 2—b Feb. 8pm. A strongly visual theatre company which works in a physical. very funny. unique style. See theatre page for more details. Part of a Scottish tour.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

New Moves Meets the Choreographer ()n Saturdays. as well as classes and workshops. there is also the opportunity between 3.30 and 5pm to meet the choreographers taking part in the New Moves season. Each choreographer will talk about her his work followed by an informal discussion. Free. 30 Jan Meet Suc Macl.ellan. Crregory Nash and Kate Dalton. 6 Feb Meet Lea Anderson ofThe Cholmondeleys. 13 Feb Meet new choreographers Catherine Tucker. Claire Russ. Sarah Whatley. llelen (iravesand ()ksana Stasiw. 20 Feb Meet Jayne Stevens. Joanna Breslin. Jane Barrett. Andrew 1 lammerson. 27 Feb Meet Yolanda Snaith. 12 March Meet Rosemary Butcher.


I GARNETBANK SCHOOL Renfrew Street. Contemporary Tuesdays 7— 8pm with Jane Simpson. £2. 334 3349 forinfo.

I HlLLHEAO HIGH SCHOOL ()akl‘icld Ave.

Contemporary Dance s—o.3tipni. £2. Thursday evenings with Fiona Alderman. Some experience necessary. Contact 334 1657 for further details.

Jazz Thursday evenings b. 30—8pm. £2. Contact Karen Pasi 334 4777 for further details.


Contact Improvisation Workshop Sat (1 Feb. 1—5pm. £4. Alignment. relaxation.T‘ai Chi and structured improvisations will be explored in this half—day workshop organised by the Natural Dance Workshop. John (irant and Ronnie Robinson teach. Dancers. actors. sportspeople and beginners welcome.

The List 22 Jan— 4 Feb 198819