Anderson. from Birmingham Mrs Magnum Opus and the compere is Gordon Neish.
I The Counting House Upstairs. 322 West 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).
Allan Francis. who won this year's So You Think You're Funny competition against stiff competition. returns to the Counting l louse where he'll be joined by Stu Who‘? I Theatre Sports Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 10pm. £1 (50p). Edinburgh University Theatre Company‘s popular team of off-the-cuffwits.
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I Brecht on Magic Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. £5. See Fri 25. I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Tonight‘s host is baldy bastard Fred McAulay who. as well as doing a set of his own. will be welcoming onto the Comic Club‘s tiny stage Funny Farmer Kevin Kopfstein. poetJimmy McSharry and a new comic.
I The Counting House l‘pstairs. 322 West Nicolson Street. 6620781 . Restaurant open all day. serving until 9.30pm ~diners canelaim£l reductionon theircabaret tickets. Bar licensed until 1am. Cabaretat 10pm. £5.50 (£4.50). See Fri 25.
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I The Holsten Pils Improv Show Level 8. Strathclyde I'niversity I)nion.John Street. 552 1895. 8pm. £3 (students and guestsonly). Ifnmissable line-upoftop London-circuit comics includingJeremy lIardy. Kit llollerbach. Steve Frost. Allen Marriot and Ben Keaton. Get forging those student cards.
I Bernard Manning Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. 8pm. £8.50.'£7.50. Oft forgotten fact: the cuddly fat man of comedy made the front coverof The 1.1.8"! back in June 1986. Then histax bill was 5.60.000. he claimed to believe in God and he told jokes about 'coons. niggers and homosexuals'. It's unlikely that much has changed.
I Wednesday Night Live Pleasance Bar. 60 The Pleasance. 650 2349. Newstudent-run cabaret night with plans to promote comedy. juggling. music. magic andtalent contests. Please phone to conﬁrm;
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I Cabaret at Bannerman’s Bannerman‘s Bar. 55 Nidry Street. 556 3254. New fortnightly comedy outlet. Interested performers should contact Gordon Neish at Bannerman's.
I Bruce Morton Bells-hill Cultural Centre. John Street. 9pm. £3. (Ticketsfrom Motherwell Civic Centre and local libraries). One of Scotland‘s most prolific and funniest stand-ups — he of Half Wavro Paradise fame - with hislatest setof I surreal observations. Don‘t miss.
I The Big Love Comedy Club Young‘s
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Hotel. 1204 Leamington Terrace. details 228 1838. 9pm—late. £1. Benefit gig for Solas HIV/AIDS Resource Centre featuring Just Arnold and special guests. I The Counting Rouse Upstairs. 32/2 West Nicolson Street. 662 0781. Restaurant open all day. serving until 9.30pm —diners can claim £1 reduction on theircabaret tickets. Bar licensed until 1am. Cabaretat 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50).
Z A double bill of two ofScotland‘s best
young comedy acts — Fred McAulay and the Three Men Trio BrothersTroupe.
I Theatre Sports Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 10pm. £1 (50p). See Fri25.
I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). A strong line-uptonight. as Jeremy llerrin introduces script-writer and stand-up. David Cosgrove. Mayfcst So You Think You're Funny-winner. Anne Kerr. and ex-Merry Mac.Jez Benstock.
I Vic Reeves Big Night Out Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. 8pm. SOLD OUT. If his small-scale run during the Edinburgh Fringe is anythingto go by. there‘ll be less ofthe much-loved audience participation and catchphrases. though every bit as much of Vic and Bob‘s everyday surrealism. Expect a healthy number of special guests.
I The Counting House Upstairs. 3212 West Nicolson Street. 662 0781 . Restaurant open all day. serving until 9.30pm —diners can claim £1 reduction on theircabaret tickets. Bar licensed until lam. Cabaret at 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50). See Fri 1.
I Sensible Footwear Bonnington Resource Centre. Edinburgh. 9pm. More details on 031 332 9154. Just back from a sell-out tour of North America. comedy trio. Sensible Footwear. turn tip for a tour of the Edinburgh area with Close torlze Bone. a brand new collection of wisecracks and songs.
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I Sensible Footwear Muirhouse Festival Activities Centre. 7.30pm. See Sat 2.
TUESDAY 5 Falkirk
I Bruce Morton Behind The Wall. Melville Street. 9.45pm. Second chance this fortnight to see one ofScotland‘s best comics in action. with able support from Ford Kicrnan. Recommended.
I Sensible Footwear Norwood Community Wing. Ratho Station. 7.30pm. See Sat 2.
WEDNESDAY 6 Edinburgh
I Sensible Footwear Southside Community Centre. 7.30pm. See Sat2. I Wednesday Night Live Pleasance Bar. 60 The Pleasance. 650 2349. See Wed 3().
THURSDAY 7 Edinburgh
I Sensible Footwear Craigmillar Arts Centre. 7.30pm. See Sat 2.
Dance performances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Dance Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.
I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511/423 1333.
Mirages Tue 29—Wed 30 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£4). First of two performances under the banner ‘Young Spain‘ features Studio Atalaya from Seville with the British debut of a piece characterised by speed and physical stamina and with an emphasis on choreographic and movement skills. Recommended. See preview.
Fenomenos Atmosiericos Sat 2—Sun 3 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£4). Arena Teatro from Murcia is the second representative of‘Young Spain‘ with another vigorous dance performance. this time making use ofa video monitor with a life of its own. Recommended. See preview.
I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 810 Feature Sat 2—Sun 3 Nov. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£2.50). The Featherstonehaughs (pronounced. for reasons best known to themselves. Farts/tam) make a welcome return to Scotland with a collection of short. informal pieces drawing on cinematic themes. Also on the bill isa series of observations on male stereotyping by choreographer Lea Anderson. If you‘re not at Tramway. make sure you‘re at the Tron. See preview.
I ASHLEY NURSERY Ashley Street. African Jazz Class Every Sunday. 2pm . £3 (£2.50). For more details of this weekly class call Erick V. Mauricia on 041 778 8578.
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.
I HILLHEAD HIGH SCHOOL ()akfield Avenue.
Contemporary Dance and Music Class Mons 7pm. You can get more details about Jane Simpson's weekly class on 334 3349.
Jazz Thurs 6.45pm with Karen Pasi. Phone 339 4777 for detals.
Callanetics and Dancercise Thurs 8pm with Karen Pasi. Phone 339 4777 for details. Dance/Movement Sessions Wed 30 Oct and Wed 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Natural Dance Group believes that everyone is a natural dancer and encourages people to explore movement without set steps or routines. No experience necessary. More details from John Maclnnes on 9461693. I MARYHILL COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTRE 35 Avenue Park Street. 673 3210. African Dance Every Thursday. 7—9pm. A beginners‘ class for women in dance styles from various West African areas.
I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIOS 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931.
Steps Out Adult ballet (Tue). jazchontemporary (Wed) and advanced contemporary (Thurs) dance classes are held at 6.30pm with a range ofguest teachers. Experience is not necessary for some classes. £2 (£1 .50).
I ST BRIDE'S CENTRE 10 Orwell Terrace. 346 1405.
Offshoot Thurs 7—Fri 8 Nov. 8pm. £4 (£2). The first full-length performance by Offshoot. a group formed in 1989 from members of local adult dance classes and directed here by Tracy Hawkes. with music by Seannachie. David Byrne and the Gypsy Kings. Also appearing are Who‘s Missing Dance Group and Khoros Dance Theatre.
I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. Dance Base Phone Karen Wood on 220 4348 for details. An impressive range of classes for beginners. intermediate and advanced pupils in jazz. tap. contemporary. mime. belly dance and dance improvisation. £2—£3 (£1—£2). Find out also about a number of classes run by Edinburgh Dance Projects all over the City.
Tea Dance Wed6 Nov. 2.30pm.£1.75. Glide across the ballroom to the music of the Tommy Mitchell Trio.
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 Selley on 031 665 3711 ext244 for details.
I EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square. phone Tracy Hawsz on 229 1071 for information.
Spanish, jazz. tap and ballet Classes for all ages and abilities taught by Tracy Hawkes. a member of Khoros Dance Theatre. on Mon. Tue and Wed evenings and Saturday lunchtimes. £2.50 (£2). Find out also about her adult performance group which meets and performs regularly.
African Jazz Class Every Saturday. 4pm. £3 (£2.50). For more details ofthis weekly class call Erick V. Mauricia on 041 778 8578.
I MORAY HOUSE COLLEGE Scottish Centre for Physical Education. Movement and Leisure Studies. Cramond Campus. Cramond Road North. 312 6001. Bartenleft Fundamentals Sat 2. 9 and 16 Nov. £10 a day. Closing date for applications Mon 28 Oct. Your chance to learn about this dynamic system of movement analysis widely used by physiotherapists. sports trainers and professionals in physical activities.
I THE PILATES CENTRE 18A Torphican Street. phone Jane Paris 229 2868 for details.
Pilates Technique Mon—Fri from 9.30am. Sat from 10am. Prices on application. Pilates is a highly specialised form ofbody control which improves posture. strength and flexibility. Jane Paris is a former professional dancer and this is the only class of its kind in Scotland.
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.
I ST PHILIP'S CENTRE Logie Green Road phone Viv Brett 556 4743 for details. Creative Dance for Adults Thurs 8—9. 30pm. £2.50(£1.50). Open to anyone interested in exploring movement.
I ST STEPHEN'S CHURCH HALL Howe Street. phone Lis Mackie 226 2322. Call for details of Children‘s Classes (Nursery. RAD Ballet. Tap/Dance/Drama) and Adult Tap (all levels. beginnersto advanced) and Danceshaper (fun. dance-based keep-fit).
I VIEWFORTH PARISH CHURCH HALL Gilmore Place. phone Lis Mackie 226 2322. Call for details of dance classes for children from 3 years (Nursery. RAD Ballet. Tap/Dance/Drama).