comedy about the rise and fall ofVolponc who makes a habit ofexploiting the gullibity of those around him. 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 until October.
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. (Access: St. Facilities: E. Help: AA]
The theatre and cafe will have a break until October. The bar is now back in action.
This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. There is a phone numberloreach company should you require more inlormation. Unless otherwise specilled, the number alter each venue listed isthe telephone number tor ticket enquiriestor that particular evening (please note. this is not always the venue number). I The Appointment Wildcat's musical revenge comedy packs in the jokes. but occasionally loses direction. Worth seeing. For more details contaet041954 (XXX). Bonar Town Hall. Dundee L'ntiI Thurs 14 Sept. 7.30pm. 0382 22200. Palace Theatre. Kilmarnock Fri 15—Sat 16 Sept. 7.30pm. 0563 23590. Motherwell Civic Theatre Mon 18 Sept. 7.30pm. 069867515. White/till Civic Centre. Hamilton Wed 20 Sept. 7.30pm. 0698 282323. Village Theatre. [fast Kilhride Thurs 21—Sat 23. 7.30pm. 03552 48669. l’ortobello Town Hal/Tue 26. 7.30pm. Henderson Theatre. Shorts Wed 27—Thurs 28 Sept. 7.30pm. 050121826. I The Hard Man The Phoenix Theatre Company tackle this popular modern play about growing tip on the wrong side ofthe law in the Gorbals. co-written by Tom McGrath and hardman Jimmy Boyle. Ayr ( 'it'ic Theatre Sat 16 Sept. 7.30pm. 0292 264639. Mitchell Theatre. Glasgow Tue I9—Wed 20 Sept. 7.30pm. 041 227 551 1. .Itlotherwell Civic Theatre Thurs21 Sept. 7.30pm. 069867515. Carnegie Hall. [)unjermline Fri 22 Sept. 7.30pm. ()383 720108. Palace Theatre. Kilrnarnock Wed 27—Thurs 28 Sept. 7.30pm. (1563 23590. I The House With The Green Shutters One of the hottest tickets in the Edinburgh Fringe and also filmed for TV. Communicado‘s adaptation ofGeorge Douglas Brown's classic novel is out on a two-month tour of Scotland. squeezing in visits to London and the Netherlands on the way. Call 031 229 7404 for further detaﬂs. Wallace Hall Academy. Thorn/t ill Thurs 14 Sept. 7.30pm. ()848 30294. Cumbernauld Theatre Fri 15—Sat 16Sept. 7.45pm. 0236 732887. Aberdeen Arts Centre Tue I9—Sat 23 Sept. 8pm. 0224 641 122. I Glasvegas Borderline Theatre are milking this one tor all its worth. Veteran of both Glasgow's Mayfcst and Edinburgh‘s Fringe. this musical tale of Glasgow youth on the make is now off on a month round Scotland. The music could be stronger. but the production is pacey and Ilue And Cry fans will enjoy hearing Lookingfor Linda blasted out midway through. Call ()292 281010 for more details. .S'tranraer Academy Thurs 14 Sept. 7.30pm. 0776 2151 ext 244. Motherwell Civic Theatre Fri 15 Sept. 7.30pm. 0698 67515. A dam Smith Theatre. Bennochy
Road. Kircaldy Sat 16 Sept. 7.30pm. 0592
260498. Village Theatre. East Kilbride Tue 19—Wed 20 Sept. 7.30pm. 0355248669. Universal Hall Arts Centre. Findhorn Thurs 21 Sept. 8pm. 0309 30397. Bonar Hall. Dundee Fri 22 Sept. 7.30pm. 0382 202513. Civic Theatre Ayr Sat 23 Sept. 8pm. 0292 264639. Pavilion Theatre.
Glasgow Tue 26—Sat 30 Sept. 7.30pm. 041 332 1846.
I Hecuba Winged Horse revive their first-ever production to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Ca11031 226 3520 for details.
Rosebery Hall. South Queensferry Sat 16 Sept. 7.30pm. £3 (£1). 031 331 4117.
I Laurel And Hardy The newly formed Actors Theatre of Scotland teams Forbes
Masson and Ronald Simon in Tom I McGrath's affectionate study of Stan and
Ollie. It's a must for fans of the duo and if
their appeal has always alluded you. this production will make you think again. More details from 041552 4267.
Perth Studio Theatre Fri 15-Sat 16 Sept. 7.30pm. Argyle Mon 18—Sat 23 Sept. Phone for details. Cumbernauld Theatre Thurs 28—Sat 30 Sept. 7.45pm. 0236 732887.
I Prolessional Pretenders Winged Horse celebrate their tenth anniversary with a tour of two comedy adaptations by Liz Lochhead and John Clifford. Call 031 226 3520 for details.
Tron Theatre Tue 19—Sun 24 Sept. 7.30pm. 041 552 4267. Clovenstone Community Centre. Wester Hailes Tue 26 Sept. £1 .50 (£1 ). 031 453 4561 . Paisley Arts Centre Thurs 28 Sept. 8pm. 887 1010. I Run For Your Wile Jimmy Logan directs and stars in Ray Cooney‘s farce alongside Scottish comedy stalwarts including Russell Hunter and Anne Fields. It‘s silly light-hearted fun with no pretentions. but perhaps a little shaky on its sexual politics. Further details on 0436 71503.
Perth Theatre L'ntil Sat 16 Sept. Adam Smith Theatre. K ircaldy Mon 25—Sat 30 Sept.
I The Tempest TAG have joined up with Dundee Rep Dance Company in a return to the classics after the modern extravagances of City. Director Alan Lyddiard conjurs a world that is at once ancient and contemporary in a pruned back version of the play distinguished by its seductive beauty. Further details from TAG on ()41 429 2877.
Arts Centre. Aberdeen Until Sat 16. 8pm. 0224 641 122. Cumbernauld Theatre Mon 18 Sept. 7.45pm. ()236 732887. Stirling. .tlacRohert Art Centre Tue 19—Thurs 21 Sept. 7 . 30pm. 0786 61081. Paisley A rts Centre Fri 22—Sat 23 Sept. 041 8871010. Musselburgh. Brunton Theatre Tue 26—Fri 29 Sept. 7.45pm. 031 665 2240.
I When the Wind Blows 7:84 have a go at Raymond Briggs' stage version ofhis popular anti-nuclear cartoon book. For more information ca110413312219.See Review.
Drumchapel Community Education Centre Thurs 14 Sept. 7.30pm. ()41 944 1009. Paisley Arts Centre Fri 15 Sept. 8pm. ()41 887 1010. Dunvegan Community Hall Tue 19 Sept. 8pm. 047 022 208. Dornie Village Hall Wed 20 Sept. 8pm. 059985 213. Poo/ewe Village Hall Thurs 21 Sept. 8pm. 044 586 240. Ullapool Village Hall Fri 22 Sept. 8pm. 0854 2103. Lochinver Village Hall Sat 23 Sept. 8pm. 057 14 334. [)urness Village Hall Mon 25 Sept. 097 181 209. Skerray Village Hal/Tue 26 Sept. 8pm. 064 12 220. Helmsdale Community Centre Wed 27 Sept. 8pm. 043 12 374. '
I Scotland The What? King'sTheatrc. Bath Street. Glasgow. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Four bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—8pm. ()41 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4.50—£7. The ever popular trio from Aberdeen continue their fortnight of comedy before moving to Edinburgh. See Review.
I Russ Abbot and Friends King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. Edinburgh. 229 1201. 6pm & 8.45pm. £6.50—£12.50. The man who‘s
been voted the funniest comedian in Europe is doing two shows a night with help from Bella Emberg. Bright and Breeze. Basil Soper. The Ray Cornell Dancers and The Russ Abbot Orchestra.
I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. Glasgow. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3). Bar open 8.30pm—midnight. Book early for Central Scotland's most active comedy venue. now opening just one night every two weeks. On tonight’s bill Bruce Morton makes his first appearance since leaving the Funny Farm. Sandy Walker ventures into the New Comic Spot. Phil Kay demonstrates why he won the Edinburgh Fringe So You Think You're Funny Competition and Anne Downie tops the bill.
I Scotland The What? King‘s Theatre. Bath Street. Glasgow. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Four bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon-Sat 10.30am—8pm. ()41 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4.50—£7. See Fri 15.
I Russ Abbot and Friends King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. Edinburgh. 229 1201. 6pm & 8.45pm. £6.50—£12.50. See Fri 15.
I Scotland The What? King's Theatre. Bath Street. Glasgow. Box Office. Mon-Sat noon—6pm. Four bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—8pm. 041 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4.50—£7. See Fri 15.
I Scotland The What? King's Theatre. Bath Street. Glasgow. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Four bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—8pm. ()41 2275511. 7.30pm. £4.50—£7. See Fri 15.
I Scotland The What? King's Theatre. Bath Street. Glasgow. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Four bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—8pm. 041 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4.50—£7. See Fri 15.
I Scotland The What? King‘s Theatre. Bath Street. Glasgow. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Four bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—8pm.041227 5511. 7.30pm.£4.50—£7. Sec Fri 15.
I Scotland The What? King‘s Theatre. Bath Street. Glasgow. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Four bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—8pm. ()41 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4.50—£7. See Fri 15.
I The Funny Farm Cumbernauld Theatre. 0236 732887. 7.45pm. £4 (£2). Special ticket for Fri & Sat £5 (£2.50). The members of Glasgow‘s one and only comedy collective have been honing their wit over their three week stint on the Edinburgh Fringe. Now they bringtwo varied nights of stand-up to Cumbernauld.
I Scotland The What? King'sTheatre. Bath Street. Glasgow. Box Office. Mon-Sat noon—6pm. Four bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am-8pm. 041 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4.50—£7. Sec Fri 15.
I The Funny Farm Cumbernauld Theatre. 0236 732887. 7.45pm. £4 (£2). Special ticket for Fri & Sat £5 (£2.50). See Fri22.
I Scotland The What? King‘s Theatre. Edinburgh. 229 1201. 7.30pm. £4-£7. Buff
Hardie. George Donald and Stephen Robertson bring their Aberdonian comic vision to the people of Edinburgh fora staggering three weeks.
I Scotland The What? King‘sTheatrc. Edinburgh. 229 1201. 7.30pm. £447. See Tue 26.
I Scotland The What? King‘s Theatre. Edinburgh,2291201. 7.30pm.£4—£7.Sce Tue 26.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010.
Sanctuary Sat 16 Sept 8pm. £3(£1.50). The widely acknowledged choreographer. Frank McConnell. formed his own company entitled Plan B earlier this year. They have toured Sanctuary all over Scotland. starting in the remote village of Applecross in Wester Ross. the community on which the piece is based. Performed by three dancers and two musicians. the dramatic story has some lovely touches though at the time ofthe Festival the performance needed tightening.
I RSAMD New Athenaeum Theatre. 1(X) Renfrew Street. 041 332 5057.
Heaven Ablaze In His Breast 10—1 1 Oct. £6.50(£4.50). The wonderful Second Stride Dance Company visit Edinburgh with their unique blend of dance. music and theatre. in a reworking ofCoppelia and the story of the Sandman. The music has been composed by Judith Weir and is sung by Vocem.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 34m354 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.
Pcarlman and Allen Fri 15 & Sat l6Scpt 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). Last seen at the Third Eye in a dynamic performance entitled That Was Fast. Pcarlman and Allen return with a loose narrative. The Charlie Stories. based on crime fiction.
I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive. 227 5511.
Anne Teresa de Keersmaeiter Sat 7 & Sun 8 Oct. £6(£4). One of the brightest talentsin contemporary choreography brings her work to the Tramway as a prelude to the 9th National Reveiw of Live Art — an event not to be missed.
I THE TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267.
Sanctuary Tue 26 Sept 7.30pm.
£5'£4(£2. £1 ). See Paisley Arts Centre for details.
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