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Cabaret is listed by date. then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach out ottlces at least ten days belore publication. Cabaret Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.

FRIDAY 31 Edinburgh

I Cabaret Club Young‘s Hotel. 12/14 Leamington Terrace. details 343 3898. 10pm. £3 (£2). Gordon Neish introduces a mixed line-up of local entertainers including Stuffand Nonsense. Henry Bedowski. Reg Anderson and Kelvin Hall.

I Rhyme and Rave: Scottish Child Benefit Theatre Workshop. 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. £5 (£2.50). 7.30pm—midnight. Performance and poetry from local entertainers including Tom McGrath. Fjaere Nilssen. Kim Oliver. Gentle Rants. Karen Lappin and Colin Chalmers. all in aid of Scottish Child magazine.

I Theatre Sports Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 10pm. £1 (50p). Weekly improvisation performed on the hoof by Edinburgh University Theatre Company.

SATURDAY 1 Glasgow

I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Basement comedy in Glasgow‘s longest-running stand-up haunt

I Fools Paradise Old Athenaeum Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333.


10.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). Taking tothc stage in Glasgow‘s newest comedy club. which got off to a sell-out start last fortnight. are compcrc Jes Benstock and the incomparably wonderful Jeremy Hardy who has the ability to be chatty. endearing. personal. political and very funny all at once. Don‘t miss.

SUNDAY 2 Glasgow

I The Gas Station King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 041 2215279. 8.30pm. £4.50. The Gas Station returns in a monthly format with regular compere and poet Alex Frackleton. On the bill this time are Magic Bob. adapting his children's routine to an adult audience. headliner Pat Condell. a laid-back but punchy sex-symbol from the London circuit. and first-timer Alan Taylor.


I Rico’s Comedy Church Tobago Street. 0475 83705. £2.50. New 3(X1-seatercabaret slot. running for an initial two months. promising three quality comics every week. Parrot is local-boy. organiser and comperc with a guarantee of new material each Sunday. His guests are plucked from the best of the London circuit.

THURSDAY 6 Glasgow

I Jim Beam Comedy Evening Arches Theatre. Midland Street. 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50). First in a season ofJim Beam-sponsored comedy specialising in top London circuit regulars and the best of Scottish talent. Topping tonight‘s packed bill is the fast-talking Mark Hurst who is ably supported by compete Fred MacAulay (a big hit ot the opening night of Fools Paradise). junk poet Jill Peacock and stand-up David lanucci. Should be at




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FRIDAY 7 . Edinburgh

I Jim Beam Comedy Evening The Counting House. 32/2 West Nicolson Street. 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Last night‘s first-rate line up at Glasgow‘s Arches Theatre moves through to Edinburgh.

I Cabaret Club Young‘s Hotel. 12/14 Leamington terrace. details 343 3898. 9pm. £3 (£2). Gordon Neish introduces a mixed line-up of local comedy hopefuls including Henry Bedowski and Reg Anderson.

I Theatre Sports Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 10pm. £1 (50p). See Fri 17.

SATURDAY 8 Glasgow

I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Local comedians share their wit and wisdom for another night of laughs.

I Fools Paradise Old Athenauem Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 10.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). Your regular compere and ex-Merry Mac. Jes Benstock. provides the banter between the drily surreal Hattie Hayridge (Holly in Red Dwarf). and sharp satirist Felix in what promises to be a lively gig. See Competition Page to win five pairs of tickets.

SUNDAY 9 Greenock

I Rico's Comedy Church Tobago Street. 0475 83705. £2.50. Parrot welcomes another crop of top-rate comics to Greenock.

THURSDAY 13 Glasgow

I Jim Beam Comedy Evening Arches Theatre. Midland Street. 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50). This week's bill-topper in the new two-month season ofJim Beam-sponsored comedy is the entertaining Bob Dillinger who will have had the temperature raised for him by excellent compere Kenny Harris. accomplished So You Think You're Funny winner Alan Francis. and busy writer and stand-up David (‘osgrove The line-up moves to Edinburgh tomorrow.


I Comedy Club Bannerman’s Bar. 55 Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9pm. Free. Gordon Neish comperes another night of local entertainment.

I Transporter Room Upstairs at the Meadow Bar. 40 Buccleuch Street. 10pm—1am. Weekly entertainment slot.


Dance performances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our ottlces at least ten days belore publication. Dance Listings compiled by Merit Fisher.


I NEW MOVES THEATRE The Centre for Contemporary Arts. 346—354 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511.

Men Solo: Iztoit Kovac and Russell Maliphant Until Sat 1 Feb. 7.30pm. £6 (£3).This week’s helping of male dance solos in the New Moves season at the old Third Eye Centre comes from Yugoslavia‘s athletic. witty and radiant lztok Kovac and Britain's Russell Maliphant. noted for his control and sensitivity.

Time Spent in the Company at Bad People Thurs 6—Sat 8 Feb. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Mark Murphy‘s four-strong V-Tol (an abbreviation of ‘Vertical Take-off and Landing Dance Company‘) brings this intense and acrobatic look at human fraility to New Moves. Original score by Peri Mackintosh. See preview.

Ul Fit and Without the Need to Return Thurs l3—Sat 15 Feb. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). In the first programme of New Choreographers. New Moves presents a double-bill ofPeurtas Abiertas from Bilbao. Spain and. from this country. Kristina Page's Krakeel. Both performances draw on individuality and personal experience. See preview.

I Mayfest Audition Fri 7 Feb. Mayfest is holding auditions to find four Scottish dancers for this year‘s event. Further details from Patricia Cowie on (141 552 8000.


I DANCE BASE Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 2204348.

Sue MacLennan Workshop Tue ll—Thurs 13 Feb. 11am—4.30pm.Athrec-day advanced workshop for professionals. led by Sue MacLennan. whose work on the Traverse‘s Bondagm helped make it such a memorable piece of theatre last year. New Youth Dance Company Every Saturday. 1—3pm. £1. Young peopleover the age of fourteen are welcome tojoin this weekly meeting to develop an interest in dance and performance.





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