presents the inaugural performance of


in a production based on


by Ewan MacColl Directed by Jeffrey Daunton Assisted by Anne Lannan

29, 30 Nov; 1 Dec at 7.30pm

Tickets £3 full price £2 concessions

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the slab boys

John Byrne UNTIL 9 DECEMBER A hilariously funny comedy by the author of ’Tutti Frutti’. Mon-Sat 7.45 pm Tickets from £2.50-£8.00 Saturday Matinees 2 & 9 December 3.15 pm


by Andrew Readman TAG's latest show deals with some of the green issues at the forefront of the present political debate.

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2nd December RSAMD The Chandler Studio Theatre at 7.30pm Debate afterthe show

9th December THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, Edinburgh at 8pm Latin-American band Kefafan Pallu appear after the show

to help develop her skills in creating new and innovative theatre. Her play follows a series of mysterious events sparked off by the disappearance of the local drama teacher.

Writers Workshops Sat 25 Nov & Sat 2 Dec. 10am. £12 (£8) for three days. The final two of three all-day workshops is led by Iain Heggie and aimed at experienced writers and those who have already attended Traverse Writers Workshops. Hugo's Voices Thurs 23 Nov. 7pm. £1 (50p). Jim Gracie explores the boundries between reality and imagination in his new play read by Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop. Lunch will be followed by a discussion.

Amid the Alien Corn Thurs 30 Nov. 7pm. £1 (50p). Edinburgh Playwrights‘ Workshop gives a first reading to Christina J. Finlayson‘s play about a girl‘s ambition to work in the theatre. A discussion follows. The Turkey that Fought Back Fri l—Sat 30 Dec. 2.30pm on 2.5—9.12—16.l9.20.23, 24. 28—30 Dec. 7.30pm on 1-3. 8— 10. 15—17, 19-23. 28—30 Dec. Panto Stuart Hepburn has written one of the several Green Christmas shows around this year and it promises to be a boisterous alternative to the more traditional seasonal fare.


This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. There is a phone number toreach company should you require more intormation. Unless otherwise specified, the number after each venue listed isthe telephone number for ticket enquiries for that particular evening (please note. this is not always the venue number).

I The Bronx Jevv The Mandela Theatre Company in a new play by John McColl about an aspiring stand-up comedian facing set-backs in a competitive world. See Review. More details on 031 229 7455. Royston & Wardieburn Community Centre Mon 27 Nov. 7.30pm. Jack Kane Centre, C raigmillar Tue 28 Nov. 7.30pm. Pilton Triangle/ins Centre Wed 29 Nov. 7.30pm. C10 venstone Community Centre Fri 1 Dec. 8pm.

I Granny Kettles Cake The Edinburgh Puppet Company take their children‘s lively. musical and comic tale about old age in our community out on a tour ofthc nation. See Review on Kids Page. More details on 031 554 6297.

Ettrick and Lauderdale District Fri 24 Nov. Phone for details ofvenuc. Victoria Halls, Annan Sat 25 Nov. 1 1.30am. Bearsden Arts Guild Sat 2 Dec. Afternoon and evening performances.

I The Middleman TAG’s current tour is primarily going round Glasgow's schools, but there are a couple ofpublic performances. The show is written by Andrew Readman and deals with the destruction of the Brazilian rainforcsts. A discussion will follow the performance at the RSAMD. while the Edinburgh date next issue will feature Latin American group. chafan Pallu. see Review. Call 041 429 2877 for details

RSAMI). Glasgow Sat 2 Dec. 7.30pm.

| Tour continues.



I Wilde and Matt 0’} lenrys Riverside Cafe-Bar. 445 Great Western Road (Entrance via Kelvin Walk Way). Kelvinbridge. Glasgow. 041 3391275. 9.30pm. Free. Every Friday until Christmas Wilde & Natt will be turning up with their outrageously colourful and theatrical comedy act. Worth checking out.

I The Funny Farm Assembly Rooms. George Street. Edinburgh. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). All Proceeds to Scottish AIDS Monitor. To lure you into tonight‘s display of west-coast comedy. selected members of the Funny Farm are intending to appear in the windows of the prestigious Assembly Rooms during the afternoon. in the sort of Happening-like event that hasn't been seen in George Street since . .. well. I doubt there's ever been a Happening in George Street. The more conventional of you will turn up promptly at 8pm to see David Cosgrove. Parrot. Kevin Kopfstein. Stuart McDonald. Cathy & Claire and Phil Kay.

I The MsFits The Netherbow Arts Centre. 43 High St. Edinburgh. 9.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50) Batquinc & Roberta bring their Doric wit down for a short tourof Edinburgh. A mixture of Aberdonian songs. sketches. rants and raps about being female and Scottish.

I The 1989 Scout and Guide Gang Show King's Theatre. 2 Leven Street. Edinburgh 229 1201. Bar. 7.15pm. £3—£4.50. The annual entertainment jamboree from Edinburgh Scouts and Guides.


I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. Glasgow. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3). Baropen 8.30pm—midnight. Administrator. Sally Broughton welcomes the arrival ofThe Comedy Shop (see below) as a healthy addition to the Glasgow comedy scene. All credit to her. therefore. for perservering with what has been until now the only regular stand-up comedy venue in town. It's still as popular as ever. so book early for tonight‘s lively gig featuring Tony Allen. often regarded as the father

of alternative comedy. The Brooclaimers. specialising in musical impersonations. Ford Kiernan. who explores the more murky areas of comedy. and new comic. lan Keery.

I The Funny Farm Assembly Rooms. George Street. Edinburgh. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Another evening ofGlaswegian wit and wisdom from The Funny Farm and also a whole day of performing window displays to entice you in. Lined-up for tonight‘s gig are Stu Who'.’. Fred McAuley. Gordon Robertson. May McCreadie. Libby McArthur and Philip McGrade.

I The MsFits Netherbow Arts Centre. 43 High Street. Edinburgh 556 9579. 9.30pm. £2.50(£1.50). See Fri 24.

I The AEC Cabaret Pleasance Bar. The Pleasance. Edinburgh. 8.30pm. The Alternative Entertainments Company are setting out to prove that the Pleasance is not the exclusive property of the Festival Fringe by setting up an evening ofcabare!

52 The List 24 November— 7 December 1989