Bruce Morton

90-minute laugh-a-line routine is all new is little short of incredible. Don‘t miss.


I The Great Randlni Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. £4 (£2). Funny Farmers Parrot and Kevin Kopfstein in an evening of non-stop Glasgow comedy with their special guest from Las Vegas. the Great Randini.



I The Counting House Upstairs. 32/2 West Nicolson Street. 662 0781. Restaurant open all day. serving until 9.30pm —diners can claim £1 reduction on theircabarct tickets. Bar licensed until lam. Cabaretat 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Felix. a regular compere at London‘s Comedy Store and TV comedy warm-up man. brings his satirical brand of humour to Edinburgh where he‘s joined by up-and-coming (or perhaps he‘s already got here) local star Kenny Harris. Should be a good night.



I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Bar open 8.30pm—midnight. Glasgow‘s comics turn out for another evening ofwisecracks.


I The Counting House Upstairs. 32/2 West 3 Nicolson Street. 6620781. Restaurant open all day. serving until 9.30pm diners can claim £1 reduction on their cabaret tickets. Bar licensed until 1am. Cabaretat 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50). See Fri 7.


I Cate Nostra Star Coffee Bar. Dumbrydcn Road (next to Tesco‘s). 10pm. £1.20. Comedian Bert Allan takes to the stage in a special late nightcabaret for Spring Fling.

THURSDAY 13 Edinburgh

I Just for the Love of It Spider‘s Web. Morrison Street. Details 228 1838. 8pm. £2 on the night (£1 from the venue after9 Jun). Latest mutation of the Salamander Club appears with a weekly mix of

comedy, jazz, blues and new circus.

DANCE mane-

Dance performances and classes are listed by city. than alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Dance Listings compiled by Madt Fisher.

GLASGOW Performance

I ROBIN ANDERSON THEATRE Scottish Ballet. 261 West Princes Street. 227 5511. Scottish Ballet Fri 7 Jun and Sat 8. Two programmes ofdance: on Friday there's Les Sylphides, Othello and Napoli Actlll. and on Saturday there’s lsodora. Monotones, Othello and NapoliAct/ll. I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3437. Performance Mon IOJun. 7.15pm. Dance by Linda Lawry.


Cinderella Tue ll—Sat 15 Jun. £6—£14.50. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mat 3pm. The London City Ballet brings a new version of the well-loved Cinderella tale. which also looks like being its last. having failed to receive adequate Arts Council funding.

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I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. London Contemporary Dance Theatre Fri 31 May and Sat 1 Jun. 7.30pm. £4—£12. The second of two programmes from the award-winning London Contemporary Dance Theatre. Here Paul Taylor choreographs Cloven Kingdom. Dan Wagoner choreographs White heat and Kim Brandstrup choreographs Orfeo.


David Hughes and Kate Coyne of London Contemporary Dance Theatre

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

Sparrows Fri 31 May—Sat 1 Jun. 7.30pm. £5 '

(£2.50). ‘Chaos on stage‘ as Alain Platel‘s

Les Ballet Contemporains de la Belgique

. explores various relationships between two men. three women and a child. Sec



I DANCE FACTORY 142 Calder Street. 423 9430. Two studios providing a wide range of classes for adults and children at around £1 .50—£2.50 per session. Classes include jazz. Callanetics. aerobics. yoga. tap. ballet, rock‘n‘roll and belly dancing. Phone for details.

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

Ballet. jazz. tap and contemporary dance classes are held in a mirrored and barred studio 1000 feet square. £2—£2.80.’


Contemporary Mon 7—8.30pm with Jane Simpson. £2. Phone 334 3349 for details. Callanetlcs and Dancercise Thurs 8pm with Karen Pasi. Phone 339 4777 for details. Jazz Thurs 6.45pm with Karen Pasi. Phone 3394777 for details.

I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIOS 261 West Princes Street, 331 2931.

Jazz and contemporary dance classes are run on an informal basis. £2 (£1 .50).

EDINBURGH Performance

I JACK KANE CENTRE Niddric Mains Road, 667 5877.

Scottish Ballet Steps Out Fri 7 Jun. 2pm and 7pm. 50p (20p). To round off a series of workshops for the Craigmillar Festival. Scottish Ballet performs some of its most popular small-scale works.

I PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL Portobello High Street.

Passionate Maslt Sat 8 Jun. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Electric Motion Dance Company try on the different masks we present to the world. See also Classes below. Spring Fling.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633.

Passionate Mask Wed 12 Jun. 7.45pm. £3 (£1.50). See Portobello Town Hall above. I TRIANGLE ARTS CENTRE West Pilton Bank.

Khoros Dance Theatre Thurs 13 Jun. 8pm. 50p. Popular semi-professional dance group with an eclectic taste in music performs four new pieces: Boogie Woogie. Spring Fling Reel. Barnboleo and No Man is an Island. Worth a look. Spring Fling

Classes I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street.

phone Dancer-in-Residence Tamsin Grainger on 220 4348 for details. An impressive range ofclasses for beginners. intermediate and advanced pupils in jazz. tap. contemporary. mime. belly dance and dance improvisation. £2.—£3 (£1—£2). Danceday Sun 9 Jun. 10am—noon and 2—4pm. £3 (£2). Two sessions based on Chinese dance - the morning session aimed at adults and children. the afternoon just at adults. Spring Fling.

I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road. 443 ()101.

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 ELCHAT A variety of classes and workshops in creative and contemporary dance. for all ages and abilities. are

available throughout East Lothian. Phone

Stephanie Sellcy on 031 665 3711 ext 244 for details.

I EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square. phone 229 1071 forinformation.

Spanish. jazz. tap and ballet classes taught by Tracy Hawkes. director of Spring and a member of Khoros Dance Theatre. £2.50 (£2). Find out also about her adult performance group which meets and performs regularly.

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE 22 Gracemount Drive. 658 1940. Classes are held in ballet. tap and modern dance. yoga. fitness weights. aerobics. self-defence. gymnastics. and stretch and tone gentle exercise for beginners.

intermediates and over 40s. There is a free

creche available during some ofthe sessions. All classes are held on acasual basis for£l .60(£1).

I PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL Portobello High Street.

Electric Motion Dance Company Workshop SatSJun. 11.30am. £2(£l).An improvisation dance workshop with the theme of masks and relating to the company's performance Passionate Mask (sec Performance above). Spring Fling. I ST PHILIP’S CENTRE Logic Green Road. phone Viv Brett 556 4743 for details. Creative Dance lorAdulls Thurs 8—9.3()pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Open to anyone interested in exploring movement.

I ST NINIAN’S CHURCH HALL Comely Bank. phone Viv Brett 556 4743 for details.

Creative Dance for Children Singing. stories. invention. relaxation. circle dancing and movement games.


from late June.



All good things must come to an end. But, now that Mayfest is over, there’s no need to panic. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is only two months away. So what to do until it starts on August 11th? Well, you could always send for a programme (out late June). Then at least you can spend time planning what you’re going to see in August. For your copy, send 50p in stamps to the Fringe Office, 180 High Street, Box L, Edinburgh EH1 108. Or pick one up free from hundreds of locations throughout Scotland,


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