I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Accessz PPA. L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS, E. G. B. Help: AA]
On The Town Until Sat 12 August. 7.30pm. Wed & Sat Mats at 2.30pm. £3—£10.50. Surprisingly. Bernstein's musical which starred Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra in its film version. has never been performed on stage in Britain. This production is
is heading for London. See it now and say you saw it first.
I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office. 10am—4.30pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Accessz R. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. B. R. Help: A. AA]
Brainchild Until Sat 29 July. 1.15pm. The Oxygen House season oflunchtime science fiction finishes with a new play by Andrew Dallmeyer about a scientist who replicates himself thereby raising important human questions. Dallmeyer also has a new play lined up forthe Lyceum Studio in this year's Fringe. not to mention some five past Fringe successes under contract for further stage and film production. After this production. Oxygen House is lying low to consider its plans for the future and will re-emerge some time next year.
Glencoe: Three Faces of a Crime Until Sat 29 July. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Robin Munro‘s play first appeared in Mayfest and concerns the massacre by Royal Warrant of the MacDonalds ofGlencoe. The three key people in the event recount their own versions of the tale to a backing of Gaelic music and song. The show isa combined production by Intrigue Theatre and Winged Horse Touring Productions. Sec Review.
I ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe. [Accessz P. L. Facilites: WC. WS. AS. E. G. B. R. T. Help: A. AA]. (TheatreSavcr 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. UB405. Students. Disabled and YTS scheme) Tickets for Lyceum productions are also available at the Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge; branches of AT May‘s Travel and the Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street.
Measure For Measure Until Sat 5 August. 7.45pm. Sat Mat 29July3. 15pm. £3.50—£5.50. Robert J. Carson makes his Royal Lyceum independent directing debut with a production that sets the mid-period Shakespeare problem play in 1850s Italy. See review.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Accessz PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. E.G. Help: AA]
No theatre performances until the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. but you‘re still
starting its national tour in Edinburgh and I
Just Frank earlier in the summer. The
welcome to pop in to the cafe and exhibition area.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Market Street. [Accessz St. Facilities: E. Help: AA]
Ines De Castro Until Sat 29 July (returning in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe). 7.30pm. £4.75 (£2.50). Subtitled/1 Porrugese Tragedy. John Clifford‘s latest play is based on the true Medieval story of the passionate affair between Ines De Castro. a Spaniard. and Pedro. the heirto the Portugese throne. Fear ofa feud between the two neighbouring countries led to the execution of Ines who two years later was crowned in a bizarre and morbid ceremony by Pedro. This is the first major production to be directed by Ian Brown since he became the theatre‘s Artistic Director and one of several Clifford plays due to appear in the Fringe.
Blending In Fri 4—Sun 6 Aug & Thurs 10—Sat 12 & Festival Fringe. 7.30pm. £4.75 (£2.50). Free public dress rehearsal Thurs 8 Aug. 7.30pm. Michel Vinaver's French comedy is translated in to Scots by Ron Butlin and directed by Kim Dambaek who will be aiming to match the success of
routine life ofa foodmixer factory takesa dramatic turn when the company is threatened by a take-over and the employees by redundancy. See preview.
THURDAY 27 7
I Silly Season: The Gilded Balloon Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. Glasgow. 552 4267. 7.30pm. £4 (£1)/£5 (£2). A great chance to see Jenny Lecoat and Maria Callous before their stint at the Assembly Rooms in the Edinburgh Fringe. Lecoat isa familiar face on the cabaret circuit. specialising in music and stand-up. Callous. meanwhile. has a sharp line in put-downs in her pacy set. Completing the line-up are The Sirens. Glasgow‘s own acapella singers who cover everything from funk to blues.
I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. Glasgow. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3). Bar open 8.30pm-midnight. Magic Bob dabbles in a little comic conjuring and is supported by Eric Heretic from Leeds and the Funny Farm‘s Ewan MacLeod (aka Boris Vesta). Filling the New Comic spot (Friday only) is David Kilby.
I Silly Season: The Gilded Balloon Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate . Glasgow. 552 4267. 7.30pm. £4 (£l)/£5 (£2). Literally a family show tonight. as husband and wife Jeremy Hardy and Kit Hollerbach run through their (separate) routines. Hardy manages to be endearing and hard-hitting at the same time. ably giving the impression that he could happily go on being witty all night. Hollerbach‘s American style is more forthright. but just as funny and it will be interesting to see ifshc has anything to say about her involvement with the new Batman movie.
I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. Glasgow. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3). Bar 0an 8.30pm—midnight. See Friday 28.
I Silly Season: The Gilded Balloon Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. Glasgow. 5524267. 7.30pm. £4 (£1 )/£5 (£2). See Friday 28.
I Silly Season: The Gilded Balloon Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. Glasgow. 552 4267.
7.30pm. £4 (£1)/£5 (£2). The fortnight of comedy at the Tron finishes with The Alexander Sisters who reveal their new show Fantasy Island as they head towards the Edinburgh Fringe. Expect a liberal amount of debunking of Scottish myths.
I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234/332 9000.
New York Ballet 6—10 September. The next dance event at the Theatre Royal will be the revered New York Ballet Company— the only British date in a world tour. They are performing two programmes over the 5 days.
I DANCE FACTORY 142 Calder Street. 423 9430.
The Dance Factory will be closed for the Glasgow Trades‘ from 15 July and will resume regular classes on 31 July. From then there will be a variety ofclasses during both the evening and daytime. For example. 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 2/6. 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 7.30—9pm.
Lunchtime Stretch Tuesdays
12.30pm—l . 15pm. Good for city centre workers.
Beginners Jazz Wednesdays 6.30—8pm. Beginners Tap Thursdays 5.30—6.30pm. Advanced Ballet Thursdays 6.30—8pm. Contemporary Beginners/Elementary Fridays 6.30—8pm.
I T'AI CHI CLASSES Phone Larry Butler on 334 3507 for details. Beginners and lunchtime classes available plus residential weekends.
I ROSS THEATRE Princes Street Gardens, 228 1155.
Round the World Days of Dance Sat 5 Aug. 6.30pm. 50p (25p).
Old Time Dancing Every Thursday & Mon 31 July. 7.30pm. 50p(25p).
Scottish Country Dancing Every Tuesday. Wed 2 & Mon 7 July. 7.30pm. 50p (25p).
I PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL Portobello High Street. 557 1265 ext 223 for details. Yoga for Women Thursdays until 27 July 2.45—3.45pm. £1 per session. A free creche will be available.
Keep Fit For Women Thursdays until 27July 1.30—2.30pm. £1 per session. A free creche will be available.
Fitness and Fun for Women Over 50 Tuesdays until 15 Aug 2—3pm. 25p per session.
I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE 22 Gracemount Drive, 658 1940. All classes are £1 .75(90p) per session and are held on a casual basis for women only.
Aerobics Tuesdays 10. 10- 10.50am. Fltness Weights Tuesdays 10.10am-midday.
Yoga Tuesdays Ham-midday.
Fitness Weights 14— 18 yrs. Wednesdays 6—7pm.
Aerobics Beginners, Wednesdays 7—8pm.
_ NEW DEMONS
La La La Human Steps Theatre Royal, Glasgow. Bun ended. The house lights are still up. There is an unexpected blast of heavy Indian spiced electric guitar while two dancers hurl themselves across the stage, magnetically repelled and attracted to each other. Four minutes laterthe curtain abruptly falls. La La La Human Steps make a powerful entrance.
The initial impact is sustained throughout the performance with well-wrought choreography augmented by the compelling music of the West India Company and the sublime voice of Priya Khajuria. Athletic Louis Lecavalier dominates the stage defying gender categorisation with her curious mixture of masculine physicality beneath a delicate exterior. The aim is to abstract the human body out of its normal identity.
Edouard Lock is the inspiration behind all this. Along with other engaging devices he makes brilliant use oifilm, projecting huge images onto a virtually transparent screen, which dwarfthe dancers behind, so that they seem to dance within the moving picture. This is theatre which takes risks, not always with complete success, but always generating originality and ultimately a new dance language. (Jo Roe).
Aerobics Intc rmediate. Wednesdays 8—9pm.
Yoga Wednesdays. 7.30—8.3()pm. Fitness Weights Wednesdays. 7—-9pm. Aerobics Fridays. 10.10—10.50am. Stretch and Tone Gentle Exercise Fridays. 11—11.30am.
I SUMMER WORKSHOP AT ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL LEVEL WITH
GREGORY NASH Another chance to work intensively with one of Scotland‘s leading dancers and choreographers. Please note change of date. The course now runs from Mon 31—Fri 4 August with classes held from 10.30am—3.30pm It is limited to20 dancers and costs £70. There are also limited places available to attend technique classes only. Contact Sheila McCubbin for details. 041 334 4836.
I SUMMER COURSE IN YOGA St Philips Church. Logic Green Road. Edinburgh and St James Church. lnverleith for the first week. There will be classes for different levels run on an informal basisat £1 .50 per session. These will be held every Thusday evening from 29 June for a period of6wecks until 10August.5.30—6.45pm for intermediates and 7.30—8.45pm for beginners. Phone 031 557 1265 ext 223 for details.
28 The List 28 July — 10 August 1989