by John McGrath Directed by John Bett Designed by Colin MacNeil

DUMBARTON, Denny Civic Theatre Tues 10-Wed 11 Sept (0389) 62015 STIRLING. MacRobert Arts Centre Thur 12-Fri 13 Sept (0786) 61081 GREENOCK, Arts Guild Theatre Sat 14 Sept (0475) 23038 DUNDEE, Bonar Hall Mon 16-Tues 17 Sept (0382) 23530 (0382)202513 KILMARNOCK, Palace Theatre Wed 18-Thur 19 Sept (05631 23590 AYR, Civic Theatre Fri 20 Sept (0292) 264639 HAMILTON, Whitehill Civic Theatre Sat 21 Sept (0698) 283281 INVERNESS. Eden Court Theatre Tues 23-Sate 28 Sept (0463) 221718 Credit Cards (0463) 234274 HIGHLANDS TOUR Mon 30 Sept-Sat 12 Oct Phone Wildcat on 041-951 1444 for details

GLASGOW, Citizens Theatre Tues 9-Sat 27 July 041-429 0022 ABERDEEN, Music Hall Mon 29 Jul-Sat 3 Aug (0224) 641122

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PERTH. Blairgowrie Town Hall Mon 2 Sept (0250) 2960/3701 MOTHERWELL, Civic Theatre Tues 3 Sept (0698) 67515 PAISLEY. Town Hall Wed 4 Sept 041-840 1058 EAST KILBRIDE. Village Theatre Thur 5-Fri 6 Sept (03552) 48669 ARBROATH, Webster Memorial Theatre Sat 7 Sept (0241) 72609 lRVINEMagnum Leisure Centre Mon 9 Sept (0294) 78381



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Classes I DANCE FACTORY 142 (‘alder Street. 423

9431). Two studios providing a wide range ofcIasses for adults and children at around £1 .5(}—£2.5() per session. Classes include jazz. Callanetics. aerobics. yoga. tap. ballet. rock‘n‘roll and belly dancing. Phone for details. I HILLHEAD HIGH SCHOOL Oakfield Avenue. Callanetics and Dancercise Thurs 8pm with I Karen Pasi. Phone 339 4777 for details. JazzThurs 6.45pm with Karen Pasi. Phone I 339 4777 for details. I MARYHILL COMMUNITY EDUCATION f CENTRE 35 Avenue Park Street. 673 3211). African Dance Every Thursday. 7—9pm. A I beginners class for women in dance styles ; from various West African areas. Auditions l I RSAMD 100 Renfrew Street. Details I from Sarah Hill on (131 226 2428. Creative Dance Residency lorProiessional . Choreographers. Composers. Dancers and 1 Musicians Sat 21 Sept. A unique opportunity for professionaI/advanced level dance and music artists to collaborate with the dynamic l choreographer’composer partnership of ' Wim Vandekeybus and Thierry de May. I plus all the dancers from Ultima Vez and 1 two guest musicians from Belgium. ) The course will run Sat 4—Fri lliian. auditions will be given by Vandekeybus and de May on Sat 21 Sept. and the closing ! date for applications is Mon 9 Sept. Choreographe rs and composers should i send tapes or scores and supporting : material in advance. while dancers and [ musicians should submit details oftraining and performance experience. Application details available from Sarah Hill. Project 1




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FRIDAY 9 Glasgow

I Victor and Barry: in the Scud Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8.30pm. £10 (£5). Save your train fare through to the Edinburgh Fringe and enjoy Scotland‘s favourite amdram duo on home territory. while contributing to the Tron‘s seating appeal. Much mirth guaranteed. Tomorrow night you have the chance to contribute even more money to those all-important seats.


I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.5()(£3.5()). Baroan 8.3(ipm—midnight. More stand-up fun from the Funny Farm and beyond.

I Victor and Barry: in the Scud Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8.30pm. £21) (including post-show champagne reception) till) standard ticket.

See Fri 9.


I The Comedy Club Zutz Bar Cafe. Miller Street. 221 1568. £3. A new Sundaynight haunt for fans of stand-up. featuringthree comedians drawn from the ranks ofthe Funny Farm and beyond.


I Festival Chat Show Scottish'l'elevision. The Gateway. I.eith Walk. 557 4554. 4.30pm for 5pm. Free. Join the TV audience to watch Danny Baker and Susie l Maguire meet the famous. the funny and the just plain daft stars of thisyear‘s Festival. Tickets from the Gateway.


Old Athenaeum Theatre, Glasgow. Until Sat10Aug.

it takes more than an engaging story-line to explain the attraction oi adapting Dickens lorthe stage. Nickleby, with its rapid succession oi tightly-dramatised incidents, is almost bound to be a success it placed in the hands at a confident company, where a novel like Bleak House might llounder on stage it not hinged round a prevailing atmosphere. No, what makes Dickens so rewarding is the dramatic scope of his larger-than-lile characters.

In staging a three-part dramatlsation, the Scottish Youth Theatre gives itseli the space necessary to develop the novel's innumerable crisp episodes replete with all their comic potential and that’s what carries this production.

Certainly Grant Thomson’s Nicholas displays all the integrity at an emergent hero, but the central characters are generally underplayed and insipid, and the semi-tragic scenes involving the Nicklebys (upright son, gentle sister, distraught mother, grult uncle) nevercome all next to the hilarity oi, say, the Kerwigs’ rumbustuous party or Fanny Squeers’ card game. It's the bit parts-gross caricatures the company can really get its teeth into —that hit the mark: the rotund and jovial John Browdie, the nasal, lilting Miss La Creevy, the brash, arrogant Llllyvlck. Characters whose embellishlng power would have been eroded had the story been telescoped into the one sitting. (Fiona Shepherd)

“The List 9— 15 August 1991