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in Donald Main‘s strange but mesmerizing absurdist black comedy.

Thur 20: A Few from the Fridge Fife College in Lynn Bains spoofon the Arthur Miller classic.

Fri 21 : Burning Prayers Fair Exchange Theatre (‘ompany present Edward Blum's play dealing with family conflict in a world of political unrest.

Edinburgh Playwrights' Workshops Thursdays. 7pm. £1 (50p). Weekly in the studio theatre. new plays are read. Thurs ()1 Robert Burns .1! eets the/ally Beggars by Marjory Greig is a drarnatisation ofthe Cantata by Robert Burns. for which music has been written by Margaret Sinclair. April 13: Improper Relations by Rs Silver. A succesful industrialist with a frustrated desire to become an inventor introduces a young engineer intohis family with unpredictable results. Traverse Theatre Workshops Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Traverse continues its popular series of workshops for people interested in practising various aspectsof theatre. For full details and prieesplease contact the theatre.

I TRIANGLE ARTS CENTRE Pilton 332 0877. Busted Thurs (t Apr. The Mandela'l‘heatre Company launch their first tour with a new play by John McKenzie. See'I‘ouring.


This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. We give detailed listings onlytor

periods when they are in the Central Belt area. There is a phone number for each company. however. should you require more information. Unless otherwise specified, the number after each venue listed isthe telephone numberforticket enquiriesfor that particular evening (please note, this is notalways the venue number). I Busted The Mandela Theatre from the Gateway Exchange. Edinburgh launch out on their first tour. with a new playby John McKenzie which relates what happens between the time when Kenny tnoves into Mike's flat. and the day when Mike is busted for drugs. For more details please call Mandela Theatre Company on (131 229 7455. I’ilton Triangle A rts ( 'entre. Ifdinburgh Thur o Apr. 7.30pm 031 332 0877. ( 'lovenstone (‘ommunity ( entre. Edinburgh Mon 1(1 Apr. 9pm (131 453 4561 . Spring well House ( ‘entre. Iz'dinburgh Wed 12 Apr. 7.30pm (131 337 1971. HarbourArts ('entre. Irvine Sat 15 Apr. 7.45pm 0249 74059. A dam Smith Theatre. Kirkr‘aldy Wed 19 Apr. 7.30pm (1592 260-498. Carnegie Hall. Dunfermline Thur 2(1 Apr. 7.30pm 0383 720108. Tour continues. I Them Through The Wall. (‘umbernauld Theatre (‘ompany touring new comedy by Liz Lochead. now writer in residence at The Royal Shakespeare Company. and Agnes ()wens. Two very different families. the down-on-their-luck McGlogans and the upwardly mobile Grahams. at odds over a designer fence a ‘working-elass farce' about gender. family. generations gaps and the desparation of poverty. For more details call 0236 732887 HarbourArLs Centre, Irvine Fri 7 Apr. 7 .45pm 0294 74059. Paisley .4 rts ( ‘entre Sat 8 Apr. bpmlH1-887 1(110. Webster Theatre. Arbroath Tue 1 1— Wed 12 Apr. 7.30pm. 0241 7260‘). Henderson Theatre. Shorts Fri 14—Sat 15 Apr. 7.30pm. (15(11 21826. Corn Exchange Theatre. Biggar Mon 17 Apr. 7.30pm. 0899 20549. Academy ‘8’ Hall. Stranraer Thur 2(1 Apr. 7.30pm. 0776 2151 . Tour continues. I When The World Was Young. Clyde Unity Theatre in their revised version ofJohn Binnie‘s witty play premiered at the 1988 Edinburgh Festival. With its theme ofthe loss of innocence. the play looks at the lives of four Scottish kids. how they grow up in a cynical and selfish society and what happens when they try to turn back the clock. Dundee A rLs Centre. St Mary '5 Place. Dundee Sat 8 Apr. 7. 15pm. (1382 201035. Tour continues into Mayfest.



I Funny Farm Evening Blackfriars. Albion Street. Glasgow. 9pm. £3.50 (£2.50)The first evening of stand-up comedy from the Funny Farm in their new home ‘The Comic Club‘. situated in Glagow’s Merchant City and show-casing new West Coast comic talents. Tonight‘s line-up includes Bruce Morton. David Cosgrove. Parrot. Stu Who? and Cathy & Claire.


I Funny Farm Evening Paisley Arts Centre. , New Street. Paisley 887 1(110. 8pm. £3.50

(£2.50). Line-up of Farm comicsincluding Parrot. David Cosgrove. Cathy & Claire. 1 Gordon Robertson. Kevin Kopfstein. '


I Funny Farm G Barky BarkyCumbernauId Theatre 0236 732887. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Farm comics Stu Who'.’. Mary McReaddie. Parrot and Bruce Morton share the limelight with the increasingly well-known musical comedy act Barky Barky.

I The Joke Box Bar Point. 42 Wellmeadow. Paisley 889 5188. 8pm. Free.

The Paisley cabaret venue hosts another of its regular showcases ofup-and-coming stand-up talent.



The Eighth Scottish Student Drama Festival continues this week until Sat 8 April with each student drama group performing its contribution on two successive nights at various venues in Glasgow. The complete programme also features workshops (many taken by members of ‘lnteract', the National Theatre’s educational group); seminars and a programme of ‘Shorts' new pieces of student writing selected by Tom McGrath and Maggie Kinloch, performed and directed by SSDF participants. All events except the workshops are open to the public. Tickets are £2 (£1 .50), except for Shorts, which cost £1 (50p). SSDF membership lorthe week entitles the owner to free tickets tor all events, including workshops, seminars and the cabaret club (every night at the Art School Student Union, from 10pm onwards), and can be bought from participating venues. Tickets are available at all the venues: RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 041 332 5057(10am—9.30pm daily); Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 041 552 4267 (11am-start of pert); Drama Centre, Ingram Street, 041 552 5827 (Tickets on sale at the door only). They can also be bought at Ticketlink Box Offices; The Ticket Centre, Candlerlggs, 041 227 5511; Citizens’, King's and Mitchell Theatres.


I Shorts Drama Centre. 12.30pm. Today:

Beverley 's Granny by Mary Cassidy.

When I Grow Up by Audrey Niven and Party Hats by Jenny Fraser.

I Fairy Stories Tron Theatre. 6pm. Dundee College of Education in a retelling ofold-stories in new contexts. written by John Harvey.

I Heat and Lust Chandler Studio 9pm. See above. Wed 5th.

I Jocky & Brothers Tron Theatre. 9pm. See above. Wed 5th.

I Oueen Christina Guinness Room. 9.15pm. See above. Wed 5th.

I One O'CIock from the House New Athenaeum. 9.15pm. See above. Wed 5th.

I Workshop: Neil Bartlett RSAMD. 9am—1pm. Neil Bartlett. seen recently at the Tron in A Vision ofl.ove Revealed in Sleep. takes a series of workshops on ‘making it up as you go along‘. Running today. tomorrow and Saturday. they culminate in a performance of what‘s been made up. at 5pm on Saturday.

I Workshop: Circus Skills RSAMD. 10am—noon. Jeremy Stockwell of Interact takes bruising workshops on clowning and circus skills.

I Workshop: Movement RSAMD 10.30am—noon. Pete Lincoln leads.

I Workshop: Theatre Games RSAMD 10am—noon. Andy Mackie. teacher and director ofdrama. takes a class on theatre games.

I Workshop: Stagefighting RSAMI) 2.30—4.30pm. John Priestley. from Interact. actor. writer and director. teaches hand-to-hand stage combat from slapstick to naturalistic street violence.

I Seminar: Political Theatre Guinness Room. RSAMD. 2.30-4pm. A seminar on the nature of political theatre is it preaching to the converted? How is it defined? Who is the audience?


I Shorts Drama Centre. 12.30pm. Today: Like Lightning by Stephen Greenhorn. Small Monologue by Lesley SmitthLs‘tine by James Maror and The Passing 0er Jones by Lizzie Eldridge.

I Burning Prayers Tron Theatre. 5.30pm. Fair Exchange Theatre Company in a play by Edward Blum in which a groupof performers try to keep their art alive in the face of a repressive state machine.

I Weddings 8 After Guinness Room. 6.15pm. Made in Glasgow in a stage adaptation of William McIIvanney‘s poem. taking a satirical look at marriage in contemporary society.

I The Suicide New Athenaeum. 6.30pm. Nikolai Erdman's 1920‘s farce (translated from the Russian by PeterTcgeI). presented by Glasgow University Theatre.

I Fairy Stories Tron Theatre. 8.15pm. See above.Thurs 6th.

I The Play(ing) Tron Theatre. 10.15pm. Resisting a Rest in an evening billed as ‘a series of wacky goings on‘.

I Workshop: Neil Bartlett 9am— 1 pm.

I Workshop: Directing RSAMD 10am—noon. A workshop led by Interact. I Workshop: Movement 10.30am—noon. A workshop led by Pete Lincoln.

I Workshop: Directing RSAMD. 2—5pm. Michael Boyd. artistic director ofthe Tron. invites you to watch a rehearsal of his forthcoming production of Michel Tremblay's Guid Sisters and then discuss rehearsal and directing techniques afterwards.

I Workshop: Voice and Text Based Work RSAMD 2.30—4.30pm. A workshop taken by Roz Stein.


I The Play(ing) Tron Theatre. 5.30pm. See above. Fri 7th.

I Burning Prayers Tron Theatre. 8.15pm. See above. Fri 7th.

I Weddings 8: After Guinness Room. 9.15pm. See above. Fri 7th.

I The Suicide New Athenaeum. 9.30pm. See above. Fri 7th.

I Workshop: Neil Bartlett 9am— 1 pm.

I Discussion RSAMI) 10.30am—12.30pm. A discussion of how the SSDF has gone and on what the plays had to offer.

I Seminar: How Scottish is Scottish Theatre't'l‘he Guinness Room. RSAMI). 2.30—4.30pm. A seminar discussingjust what ‘Scottish theatre' means. Those involved include: Ian Wooldridge (Royal Lyceum Artistic Director); Alan Lyddiard (TAG‘s Artistic Director); Ian Brown (Traverse Theatre's Artistic Director); Tom McGrath (Playwright 1 and Neil Bartlett (writer and performer). Chaired by Russell Boyce (deputy director. RSAMD).


LASGDW Performance

I THEATRE ROYAL llope Street. 331 1234. I London Festival Ballet in Swan Lake Until 8 April. 7.30pm and 2.30 matinee on Saturday. £3—£20. The company then travels to His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen (0224 641 122) from 1(L15 April. This version of Swan Lake. staged by Natalia Makarova. was premiered in London last year. It is a sumptuous performance but not perhaps the adventure in choreography it was billed


I DALMUIR COMMUNITY CENTRE Community dance group for young people taken by Steps Out. 5—7pm. 50p. Phone Steps Out at the Scottish Ballet headquarters on 331 2931 for further details.

I DANCE FACTORY 142 Calder Street. 423 9430.

The Dance Factory is open for a varietyof classes during the week. both evening and daytime. For example the re is Jazz (Beginners) at 6.45pm on Mondays. Ballet at 6.45pm on Wednesdays and Ballroom and Latin at 7.30pm on Fridays. Phone for more details.

I GLASGOW ACADEMY OF DANCE 2 (t. 19 Queen Street.2210750.

Classes are held throughout the week in a mirrored and barred studio 1000 feet square. The following is a selection of what‘s on offer. Phone for details ofdaily classes.

Open Elementary Ballet Mondays 6.30-8pm.

Lunchtime Stretch Tuesdays noon—l . 15pm. Good for city centre workers.

Spanish Tuesdays 6—7 . 30pm

Beginners Jazz Wednesdays o-7.30pm. Classical and contemporary forthe male dancerThursdays 8—9.30pm.

T'al ChI Fridays 5.30—6.30pm. Contemporary Beginners/Elementary Fridays 6.30—8pm.

I HILLHEAD SECONDARY SCHOOL Oakfield Avenue. Info from Glasgow Independent Dance on 334 4836.

Stretch and Get Loose with Jane Simpson Class every Monday. 7—8.30pm. £2.

I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIO 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931.

Junior Contemporary Tuesdays. 6—7pm. £1.50.

Adult Jazz Tuesdays 7. 1.5—8.30pm. £2 (£1.50).

Adult contemporary Wednesdays. 6—7.30pm. £2 (£1 .50).

Beglnners Ballet Saturdays. 14 years to adult. 10—11.15am. £2(£l.50).

Beginners Jazz Saturdays. 14 years to adult. 11.30am-1pm. £2(£I.50).

EDINBURGH Performance

I KINGS THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm.