' TUESDAY 27
I The Ken Dodd Laughter Show Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street.Glasgow. 0413321846.7.30pm.£7.5(laiitl£o.5(l. Don't miss the man many reckon to be the best live stand-up comedian in the business. Apparently his new set has a liberal smattering of tax evasion jokes.
I The Counting House tipstairs. 32 2 West Nicolson Street. Edinburgh. 03] no: 0781. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Bar restaurant open all day. serving until 9.30pm. Friday night comedy slot. this week featuring twoof the finalists in this year‘s .S’o You Think You 're Funny competiton. the theatrically ' inclined Pig Foot and the punch-line patter : of Kenny Ilarris.
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I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant (ity. Glasgow. 041 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Baropen ' 8.30pm—midnight. This week‘s supply of local stand—up is introduced by John Gillock. ()n the bill are Funny Farmer May Mc(‘readie. poet Walter McCorrisken. possibly The Three Men Trio Bros Troupe and a new double act. I The Gag Club Wilkie l louse. 237 ('owgate. Iidinburgh. 031 (362 0781. 8.30pm for 9.30pm (open till 3am). £4.50 (£3.50). 40 minute stand-up sets interspersed with live and recorded nttisic —- a selection of retro. house and old favourites. Tonight's comedy is provided by I-‘unny Farmer David (‘osgrove and So You Think You 're Funny finalists Pig Foot. Music from Red Hot and Blue.
I The Salamander Club (‘afe Royal. West Register Street. Edinburgh. 228 1838. 8—1 lprn. Phone in advance for disabled access. £3 (£2 £1). This week Arnold Kuenzler introduces Jean Pierre from the West Midlands. impersonators The Balls Brothers and poet Jill Peacock. ()ther guests and open spots are also promised.
I Richard Morton Strathclyde L'niversity' L'nion. John Street. Glasgow . 041 552 1895. 8pm. £3 (students and guestsonly). [ix-Panic Brother. Richard Morton goes it alone for Strathclyde'sexcellent fortnightly comedy slot. There's alsoa support act.
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I Tue Counting House t‘pstalrs. 32 2 West Nicolson Street. Iidinburgh. 031 (m2 0781. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Bar restaurant open all day. serving until 9.30pm. Weekly helping ofcomedy featuring Theatre Bouffon and Australian stand-up Adrian Norman making his first y isit to Scotland. Recommended. l
I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant (‘ity. Glasgow. ()41 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Baropen 8.30pm—midnight. Parrot is tonight's compere and he'll also be squeezing in a longer set to round off an eveningof Scottish comedy featuring Kenny l Iarris. Kevin Kopstein and a new comic.
I The Salamander Club ('afc Royal. West Register Street. Edinburgh. 228 1838.
8-1 1pm. Phone in advance for disabled access. £3 (£2 £1). Arnold Kuenzler's guests tonight include Funny Farmer Kevin Kopstein. author and poet Barry Graham and resident band The Immortals. There's a surprise guest and an open mic spot.
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' Tue 27 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Traditional
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' Street. Thurs 2‘) Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2).
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I THE OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333.
Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company Sat 1 Dec. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). ()n a return visit to Glasgow the highly proficient dance groul: L. aim to appeal to both children and adults. Their programme includes [)own North set to Swedish folk music. Guide to the Orchestra with music by Benjamin Britten and The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street, 331 1234. ‘ The Sleeping Beauty Until Thurs 22 Nov. 7.15pm. £3.50—£27.5(). The Birmingham Royal Ballet. formerly Sadlcr’s Wells Royal Ballet. visit Scotland for the first time since their move from London to Birmingham. (‘ompany director Peter 1 Wright‘s Sleeping Beauty forms the first of two programmes. Created in 1984 the ballet is a lavish but over-long version of the fairy tale. involving a cast of80 wearing 50 elaborate wigs. See review. Brahms Handel Variations/Symphony In Three Movements/Elite Syncopatlons Fri 23 Nov. 7. 15pm. Sat 24 Nov. 2. 15pm &
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Birmingham Royal Ballet‘s two programmes comprises David Blintley's new ballet. George Balanchine‘s version of Stravinsky"s .S‘y'mphony' In Three Movements and the comic jazz ballet Elite Syn copatt'ons.
Eugene Onegin Tue 4 & Wed 5 Dec. 7.30pm. £3.50-£27.50. Considered one of the world's most exciting classical ballet companies. the Stutgart Ballet have replaced the scheduled production of The Taming oflhe Shrew with John (‘ranko‘s acclaimed Eugene ()negt’n due to recent set damage. The production. adapted from Pushkin‘s romantic verse novel. is set to music by Tchaikovsky. See preview on theatre preview pages.
A Streetcar Named Desire Fri 7 & Sat 8 Dec. 7.30pm. £3.50-£27.50. ('horeographed by John Neumeier. director of the Hamburg Ballet. Steetcar is loosely based on Tennessee Williams original. Neumeicr set his interpretation of the classic American tale. for which he designed both set and costume. to music by Prokofiev and Schnittke.
I JAPAN WEEK 26 Nov—1 Dec. Phone 227 5511 for tickets and 204 4400 for further information. See Open and Theatre listings also.
Opening Ceremony King's Theatre. Bath Street. Mon 26 Nov. 7.45pm. Free. The celebration ofJapanese culture begins with a display of several Japanese dance forms. including Kabuki and folk. set to traditional music.
Kimono Show RSAMD. Renfrew Street.
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music. marimba. mandolin music and folk dance.
Noh Theatre Glasgow Royal Concert Ilall. : Tue 27 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Traditional
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With Taisha Koto. drums and traditional music.
I DANCE FACTORY 142 (‘aldcr Street. 423 9430. Due to popular demand. the dance factory have opened a second studio.
Adult prices £7.25, £5.25. Generous concessions available - please check
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and children1teenage class£l.50(£2.50 *\ \\\“ 3;”.ng With BOX Ofﬁce. TC]: 031-229 1201 for2).adultcIass£2.50(£4.50for2). \
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Dance Exercise Mon 6pm & 8.15pm. Wed 6pm.
Jazz Mon 6.45pm (level 2). 7.30pm (level I). Thurs 7pm (for beginners).
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