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I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. Glasgow. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Bar open 8.30pm~ midnight.

Funny Farm favourites introduced by sometime social worker. John Gillick. On the bill are Stttart Bishop. David Cosgrove and Gordon Robertson and there‘sa chance that more of Scotland‘s finest will turn tip.

I Cavern Comics Clyde Cavern. Clyde Place (just over Jamaica Bridge). Glasgow. 9.30pm. £2. Tonight's billof contedy features the sharp talk of Parrot. the clever wise-cracks of new-boy John-Paul Leach and the off-beat improv ofTheatre Ncpotism.

I The Gilded Balloon 233 Cowgate. Edinburgh. 031 225 6364. Doors open 8.30pm for 9.30pm. £4.50(£3.50). Yesterday‘s Comedy Shop line-up moves through to Edinburgh.


I The Height D'Nonsense Marina Hotel. 27 lnverlcith Row. Edinburgh. 031 552 2563. Doors open 7pm for 8pm show. £2. Two comedians join up with a profesional musician for an evening that gives traditional Scottish variety entertainment a contemporary edge. Feminine wit and visual humour.


I Ship oi Fools Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. Glasgow. 041 552 5924. 9pm. £3 (£2). Baropen 8.30pm—midnight. A non-stop line-up of fresh-faced young comics turning out twenty-minute routines for your amusement. Comperc is JJ. lfthe venture proves successful it is hoped that Ship Of Fools will become a regular feature ofthe cabaret scene.


I Three Men Trio Bros Troupe Upstairs at Bonhams. 194 Bytes Road. Glasgow,041 357 3424. 9pm. Free. Three-fold entertainment in triplicate from the comedy triad. Bonhams has a busy billof music and comedy to complement the official Mayfest programme.

I The Gold Bier Core The Comedy Shop. The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. Renfrew Chambers. Glasgow. 041 332 6231. Doors open 8.30pm for 9.30pm. £4.50(£3.50). Top notch cabaret from stars ofthe London cabaret scene introduced by the






Glasgwegian patter of Stu Who? Fringe favourites and TV regulars. The Oblivion Boys are back by popular demand. while Mark Hurst (aka Mark Miwurdz) brings back his sell-out combination of poetry and observation. Don‘t sit too near the front for Chris Lynam‘s notoriously physical clowning unless being struck by a paper bag on a string is your kind offun. The show stays in town for two more shows tomorrow then heads to Edinburgh. See Competition Page for a chance to win one of six pairs oftickets.

I The Kit Kat Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. Glasgow. 041 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Baropen 8.30pm—midnight. Recommended pre-war Berlin style cabaret with bingo. breadsticks and Pigfoot. Camp and atmospheric.


I Durty Jokes 46 West George Street. Glasgow .041 639 6669. Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm show. £5 (£4). There seems to be a new comedy venue springing up in Glasgow every couple of weeks at the moment. The latest outfit promises a broad mix of comedians including young lights of the alternative scene and established stand-up favourites. The weekly club aims to cram in five or six different acts a night and is currently eliciting interest from as far afield as Aberdeen. More tomorrow.

I The Gold Bler Core The Comedy Shop. The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. Renfrew Chambers. Glasgow. 041 332 6231. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm and 10. 30pm for 11pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Two chances to see yesterday‘s line-up tonight.

I Parrot and Fred Macaulay Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. Glasgow. 041552 5924. 9pm. Bar open 8.30pm -1 am. Two of the Funny Farm‘s sharpest wits and fastest talkers join forces in a specially-written comedy show.

I The Penna Violents Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 041 887 1010. Susan and Heidi Violent share their memories of a sweet youth in a singalong cabaret of music and sketches. Having made several appearances in Edinburgh and Glasgow the duo is upping its profile as summer approaches.


I Durty Jokes 46 West George Street. Glasgow. 041 639 6669. Doors open 7.30pmfor 8pm show. £5 (£4). See Fri 25. I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. Glasgow. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Baropen 8.30pm—midnight.

Parrot seems to be playing every v entte in town at the moment. but catch him now before he heads to London. He'll be introducing an all-Scotish line-up of comics including Philip McGrade. double-actTakc Two . . . '.’. and newcontic Frank Logan. Other local comedians are likely to join in the fun.

I The Gilded Balloon 233 Cowgatc. Edinburgh, 031 225 6364. Doors open 8.30pm for 9.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Thursday‘s line-up at The Shelter moves through to Edinburgh.


I Whose Idea Was It. Anyway? The Arches. Glasgow’s Glasgow. Midland Street. Glasgow,041227 5511.10pm.£2. Free-form fun from the Funny Farm team of improvisers.

I The Kit Itat Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street, Merchant City. Glasgow. 041 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Bar open 8.30pm—midnight. Sec Thurs 24.

I Terry lesson Bend Assembly Rooms. George Street. Edinburgh. 8.30pm. £4 (£2). The first of two nights ofpre-Spring Fling musical cabaret from the Wildcat singer and TV star. who‘ll be telling the odd one-liner with her mixed bag ofsongs.


LASGDW Performance

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010.

Lewis London Ballet Company Thurs 24 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). The programme includes XY ( The flexing Male Ego). which celebrates differences between the sexes. (jerswhin. which evokes the elegance of Hollywood. and a showcase of one act scenes from famous ballets: Gala 01' vertissments.

I TRAMWAY Albert Drive. Tickets from Ticket Centre. 227 5511.

Amici Dance Theatre Company Sun May 27. 6.30pm. £5 (£2). A remarkable company. Amici is made up of handicapped and able-bodied dancers. Celebrating their tenth anniversary the company premier Passage To Sanity? and Mercurius as part of Glasgow 1990. See Theatre preview.

I SECC Finniestoun Quay.

Arts Is Magic Wed 30—Thurs 31 May. Taking place in three halls this mini-festival includes dance. theatre and art events. Performances and classes will be given by numerous groupsincluding Scottish Ballet's Steps Out and Jigsaw Dance Company. Phone 041 943 1489 for further details and see theatre listings.


I DANCE FACTORY 142 Calder Street. 423 9430. Due to popular demand. the dance factory have opened a second studio. providing a wide range ofclasses for adults and children; teenage class £1 .50(£2.50 for 2). adult class £2.50 (£4.50 for 2). senior citizen class £1.50.

Dance Exercise Mon. 6pm and 8.15pm. Wed. 6pm. Thurs. 5.30pm (for teenagers). Sat. 10am.

Jazz Mon. 6.45pm (level 2). 7.30pm (level 1). Thurs. 6. 15pm (for teenagers).7pm (for beginners).

Callanetics Mon. 6.45pm. Wed. 6.45pm. Aerobics Tue. 6pm (level 1). 6.45pm (level 2). Thttrs 7pm.

Yoga Tue. 7.45pm.

Tap Tue. 6.45pm (beginners). Wed 7.45pm (level 3). Thurs. 6. 15pm (leve12). 8pm (level I).

Ballet Tue. 7.45pm (beginners). Wed. 6.45pm (level 1).

Ballroom and Latin Fri. 7.30pm.

I GLASGOW ACADEMY OF DANCE 2/6. 19 Queen Street. 221 0750.

Classes are held throughout the week in a mirrored and barred studio 1000 feet square. £2—£2.80. Phone for details of 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 RILLHEAO SECONDARY SCHOOL Oakfield Avenue. nearest tube Kelvin Bridge.

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

Jazz Dance with Karen Past. 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 oftwclve sessions is £20—£30. though you can turn up for one lesson on a trial basis. Phone 334 3507 for details.

I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIO 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931. Steps ()utclasscs are run on a casual basis; adults £2 (£1 .50). juniors£1.50.

Contemporary Tuesdays 6~7pm.

Adult Jazz Tuesdays 7.15—8.30pm. Beginners Contemporary Thursdays 6—7.15pm.

Beginners Ballet 14 yrs artd above. Saturdays 10—1 1 . 15am.

Beginners Jazz 14 yrs and above. Saturdays 11.30am—1pm.

I GLASGOW UNIVERSITY llttrtter 1 Tall West. below the llunterian Museum. phone 334 4836 for info.

Balletlor Modern Dancers Ian McLeod teaches those of an Advanced/Professional level. Wednesdays 10— l 1 . 15am.

EDINBURGH Periormance


Turned To Stone Thurs 31 May 3 . 30pm and 6.30pm; Fri 1 Jun 10am and noon. £2. As part of the Scottish Internatirmu/ Festival For Children and Young People. 1.udus dance-in-education company perform visual theatre using masks and live music in an exploration of conflict. See Kids Listings.

Classes I ASSEMBLY ROOMS The Dance Base.

George Street. phone Sheridan Nicol on 220 4348/9 for details.

Dance Base classes are run on an informal basis for all ages and abilities arid cost £2 (£1). Turn up fifteen minutes before each class in comfortable. unrestrictive clothing. The new dancer-in-residencc. Tamsin Grainger. has taken over front Sheridan Nicol. and will be concentrating on outreach work. Classes run until Jttne 16.

Lunchtime Jazz with Phyllis l lutchison. Tuesdays 1pm.

Youth Jazz 9 yrs and above. with Phyllis Hutchison. Tuesdays 5pm.

Jazz (Level 2) with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 6.15pm.

Adult Tap (Beginners) with Sheridan Nicol. Tuesdays 7.30pm.

Jazz (Advanced/Pro) with Phyllis llutchison. Wednesdays 1 lam.

Over Forties Dancercise with Phyllis Hutchison. Wednesdays 2pm.

Children's Tap 9 yrs and above. with Phyllis Hutchison. Wednesdays 5pm.

Jazz (level 1) with Phyllis I lutchison. Wednesdays 6pm.

Contemporary with Alan (ireig. (no experience necessary). Wednesdays 7.30pm. Also open to anyone interested irt performing with Seottish Youth Dance in July. Phone Dance Base for further information.

Jazz(Beginners) with Raymond Kaye. Thursdays 5.30pm.

Adult Performance Groups with Alan (ireig. Thursdays 7pm. Also for those who would like to perform in the Spring Fling. Contemporary (Intermediate) with Lyn Denton. Fridays 12.30pm.

Jazz Level 2 14 yrs and above. with Tracey Hawkes. Fridays 2.15pm. ExperimentsI/lmprovlsationaI Dance with Alan Grieg. Saturdays 11am—1pm. Experimental Dance/Physical Theatre with Lyndsey John. Saturdays 1.30—4.30pm (£3).

I CRAIGLOCKRART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road. 443 0101.

A variety of adult coaching sessions are available. including Women‘s Activity Mornings. Aerobics. Fitness Training and Yoga. Phone the centre for more information.

I EDINBURGH YOUTR DANCE COMPANY Phone Tamsin Grainger on 220 4348/9 for further details. Classes are £1 per session. Assembly Rooms Youth dance for juniours with Alan Greig. 5—7pm.

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