of the shows get in touch quickly with Stuart Logan at the Gateway Studios. ()31 557 4554. leaving your address and phone number.


I Laugh Lines Gateway Studios. Elm Row. Leith Walk. Edinburgh. ()31 557 4554. See Mon 26.


I Laugh Lines Gateway Studios. Elm Row. Leith Walk. Edinburgh. 031 557 4554. See Mon 26.


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I Gold Bier Core The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. Renfrew Chambers. Glasgow, 041 332 6231. Doors open 8.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). The Core is strcngtheningits reputation by the month and tickets are becoming increasingly hard to get hold of. Book early. therefore. to see ex-accountant Fred MacAulay ofthe Funny Farm introduce a top notch line-up featuring Mark Thomas. Michael


Redmond and Richard Morton. Mark Thomas‘ politically-informed material has earned him the tag of being ‘a disgusting individual‘ from no less than David Steel MP— fine praise indeed. Michael Redmond developed his act in his native Dublin and he’s since appeared on the Edinburgh Fringe and on TV and radio. This will be Richard Morton‘s first solo show in Scotland. but you're likely to have enjoyed his own brand of musical comedy as one halfofthe Panic Brothers who appeared at The List‘s 100th Issue Party last year. The show moves to Edinburgh tomorrow.

I James Kelman. Mae Shaw and Eileen Penman Wee Red Bar. Edinburgh College ofArt. 7.30pm—1am. £3 (£1 ). Benefit for the Sekhom Family Support Group. Anti-racist benefit.

I Laugh Lines Gateway Studios. Elm Row. Leith Walk. Edinburgh, 031557 4554. See Mon 26.


I Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. Glasgow. 041 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3). Baropen 8.30pm—midnight. So popular have the fortnightly gigs at Blackfriars become. that The Comic Club has decided to go weekly. Top selection ofGlasgow‘s brightest young comedians from the Funny Farm including Parrot. The Parma Violents. Jimmie & Boabby and a team of Funny Farm improvisers to give a taster for tomorrow (see below).

I Joke Box Bar Point. 42 Wellmeadow Street. Paisley. 041 889 5188. 8.30pm. Don‘t miss this fortnight‘s helping of cabaret at the Bar Point. Jazz duo. The Ritz Brothers. provide the music. while Bruce Morton star of Halfway 'I'o ParadLse rattles out his surreal one-liners. I Gold Bier Core The Gilded Balloon Theatre. 233 Cowgate. Edinburgh. 031 332 0002. Doors open 8.30pm. £4.50



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(£3.50). Another strong line-up moves through from Glasgow see Fri 2.

I French and Saunders Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. Edinburgh. 03] 557 2590. 7.30pm. £6—£9. Perhaps the most subtley original of double acts to have come out of the alternative comedy boom can now command a venue the size ofthe Playhouse. Good for them say I . Should

: be a good gig.


I Comic Club lmprov Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, 041552 5924. 9pm. £3.50. Bar open 8.30pm—midnight. A new venture from the Funny Farmers. Not content with going weekly with their Saturday night shows, they're introducing a regular night of free-form fun. All-new material generated on the night by Glasgow comedians. and inside information suggests that a special guest from London's Comedy Store Players might turn up too.


I Laugh Lines Gateway Studios. Elm Row. Leith Walk. Edinburgh,031557 4554. See Mon 26.


I Laugh Lines Gateway Studios. Elm Row. Leith Walk. Edinburgh. ()31 557 4554. See Mon 26.


I Laugh Lines Gateway Studios, Elm Row, Leith Walk. Edinburgh. 031557 4554. See Mon 26.


I Laugh Lines Gateway Studios. Elm Row. Leith Walk. Edinburgh.031557 4554. See Mon 26.

I The Kittat Club Blackfriars, 45 Albion Street, Merchant City. Glasgow. 041 552 5924. Cabaret pre-war Berlin-style; strong on atmosphere with a good split between comedy and music. Pigfoot is the main act and others of a non-stand-up variety are promised.




I THIRD EYE CENTRE 346—354 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

New Choreographers 1 Until Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The first oftwo programmes which presents new work by lesser known artists. Michael Mayhew and Becky Edmunds perform Going Down on Jesus. which aims to examine political and social dogma. 1n the same programme. Martin Gent and Martin Coles perform (M (M dUMB. in which twotravellers undertake an expedition across uncharted tundra.

New Choreographer: 2 Thurs l—Sat 3 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). In this triple bill of new choreography. Stephanie Bowyer and Sue Smith perform A Different Kindof World. about two pc0plc who suffer from

Mayhew/Edmunds. New Choreographers at the Third Eye Centre.

a rare disease called sleeping sickness. Second on the bill. Virginia Farman and Sian Thomas perform Bantam Suite. a love story in which two characters search for salvation and lastly. the all-women dance company Nomads examine the restrictions placed on women. from the social conventions of the Renaissance to motherhood in Nomad Housewives. Rosmary Lee/Wendy Houston/Liz Rankin

Thurs 8—Sat 10 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). In this triple bill Rosmary Lee performs three solos. Feathered Snippet. Tender/moles and Seize the Thread. using unusual costumes and varied music. In the same programme the energetic Wendy Houston. accompanied by a ghetto blaster and a guest star. performs Follow Your Nose and lastly Liz Rankin and Paul Griffin perform Looking Behaviour.

I THE TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive 227

551 1.

Giant Tue 27 & Wed 28 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The most ambitious project to date for the Gregory Nash Group involving video artist Lei Cox. eighteen video monitors. six dancers and a score for cello and saxaphone composed by Peter Salem. See feature.


I DANCE FACTORY 142 Calder Street. 423 9430.

The Dance Factory is open for a variety of classes during the week. both 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. There are also classes for children in ballet. tap. modern theatre dance. Highland dance. baton twirling and RAD Ballet. Phone for more details.

I GLASGOW ACADEMY OF DANCE 216. 19 Queen Street. 221 0750.

Classes are held throughout the week in a mirrored and barred studio 1000 feet square from £2—£2.80. Phone for dctailsof daily classes.

Open Elementary Ballet Mondays 7.30—9pm.

Lunchtime Stretch Tuesdays

12.30pm—1 . 15pm. Good for city centre workers.

Beginners Jazz Wednesdays 6. 30—8pm. Beginners Tap Thursdays 5.30-6.30pm. Contemporary Beginners Thursdays 6.30—8pm.

Ballroom Fridays 7—8pm.

I HILLNEAD SECONDARY SCHOOL Oakfield Avenue. nearest tube Kelvin Bridge.

Contemporary Dance with J anc Simpson. Mondays 7—8.30pm. £2. Phone 334 3349 for details.

Jazz Dance with Karen Pasi. Thursdays 6.30-8pm. £2.50. Phone 339 4777 for details.

Dance Aerobics with Joanne Borthwick. Thursdays 8—9pm. £2.

T'ai Chi with Larry Butler. Beginners and intermediate classes take place on Mondays and beginners and advanced classes on Wednesdays. A term oftwelve sessions is £20—£30. though you can turn up for one lesson on a trial basis. Phone 334 3507 for details. Dancing Men Sat 3 Mar. 10.30am—5pm.

54 The List 23 February 8 March 1990