7.30pm. £5-£7. Edinburgh Southern Light Opera takes its turn in the King‘s Theatre‘s short musical season.

Mikado Mon 9—Sat 14 Mar. 7.30pm. Wordy comic opera rounds off the amateur musical season with the help of the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Mikado aficianados should also check out the production at the Glasgow King‘s finishing on Sat 8 Feb.

I HETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office. 10am-4.30pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Access: R. Facilities: WC. W8. E. G. B. R. Help: A. AA]

Seven Characters from the Dream and Lambrusco Nights Until Sat 29 Feb. 7.30pm. Fifth Estate. whose rise to success has been remarkably speedy since its inception just over a year ago. launches its eight-play 1992 season with a double bill: the first play by Joan Ure. the second by Kathleen Crombie. See review.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590.

Damum Until Sat 29 Feb. 7.30pm. Wed and Sats mats 2.30pm. £8—£17.50. Paul Nicholas cracks the whip for the last time in the smash-hit musical written by Cy Coleman. Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. The show recreates the days of America‘s Barnum and Bailey circus a century ago. with strong supporting cast. but a rather lifeless lead.

Smith and Jones Fri 6 Mar. See Cabaret and feature.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe [Accessz P. L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. E. G. B. R. T. Help: A.AA] The Marriage oi Figaro Until Sat 29 Feb. 7.45pm. £4—£12. [an Wooldridge directs the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company in the original Pierre Beaumarchais play on which Mozart based his opera (currently being toured by Scottish Opera). Comedy and social satire as put-upon servants and neglected wives get one up on the aristocracy in a hilarious production acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. Uncle Vanya Fri 6—Sat 28 Mar. 7.45pm. £4—£12. Sat mats 14 and 21 Mar.3. 15pm. Free preview Thurs 5 Mar. Signed performance Wed 18 Mar. Audio-described performance Thurs 19 Mar. Love. sex and human foibles are the concerns of Anton Chekhov‘s subtle comedy about a man who falls for his brother-in-law‘s second wife. The play is newly adapted by Stuart Paterson. directed by Hugh Hodgart and given an

' original score by Iain Johnstone.

I ST BRIDE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405.

Givin' it Fish Wed 1 1—Thurs 12 Mar. 8pm. £4 (£2). See Touring and review.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. E.G. Help: AA]

Jump the Llle to Come Wed 4—Sat 7 Mar. 8pm. £5 (£3). See Touring.

Voice and Song Classes Every Saturday from 29 Feb—11 Apr. 2pm. £30 (£18). A new series of classes to bring out the singer in you.

Dance and Movement Classes Every Monday from 2 Mar—13 Apr. 3pm. £24 (£15). Beginners class based on improvisation more than technique.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. [Accessz St. Facilities: E. Help: AA] The Roaring Girl's Hamlet Until Sun 1 Mar. 8pm. Fri mat 1.45pm. £6 (£3). Claire Luckham. author of Trafford Tanzi. transposes Shakespeare‘s tragedy into a new setting for an all-woman performance by the Sphinx (formerly the Women‘s Theatre Group.

The Glass Ceiling Debate Sat 29 Feb. 2—5pm. £2.50. Charlotte Keatley. Sphinx‘s writer-in-residence and author of

My Mother Said I Never Should. chairs this debate - open to both men and women - which looks at women in theatre in the 1990s and asks whether their success is limited by an unbreakable ‘glass ceiling . We Wed ll—Sun 15 Mar. 8pm. £6(£3). Return visit for Peter Ireland's acclaimed performance of Yevgcny Zamyatin‘s anti-Utopian masterpiece written in 1920. Last seen in the Edinburgh Fringe. the play is set 2000 years into the future where all life is timetabled and passion has been forgotten.


I lein’ It Fish Dave Anderson ofWildcat takes out his band for a musical comedy revue about living in the modern world. See review. More details on ()41 951 1444. Ayr Civic Theatre Fri 28 Feb. 0292 264639. Palace Theatre. Kilmarnock Sat 29 Feb. 0563 23590.

Birgidale C omplex. Castlemilk Mon 2 Mar.041 631 1161.

Motherwell Civic Centre Tue 3 Mar. 0698 67515.

Deans Community High School. Livingston Wed 4 Mar. 0506 31972. Magnum Theatre. Irvine Thurs 5 Mar. 0294 78381.

Falkirk College of Technology Fri 6 Mar. 0324 29180.

Moir Hall. Glasgow Sat 7 Mar. 041227 551 1.

Fallin Miners' Welfare. Fallin Tue 10 Mar. 0786 73573.

St Bride '5 Centre. Edinburgh Wed ll—Thurs 12 Mar. 031 346 1405.

Tour continues.

I Jump the Lite to Come 7:84's look at post-Ravenscraig Motherwell is sadly even more timely than intended after the recent announcement of the steel plant‘s early total closure. Noel Greig’s play takes its source material from conversations with those affected by the closure. turning them into a poetic celebration of a community‘s survival. A strong production. but the play suffers from too many hackneyed ideas. More detailson ()41 331 2219.

Paisley Arts Centre Fri 28—Sat 29 Mar. 8pm.0418871010.

Denny Civic Theatre. Dumbarton Mon 2 Mar. 7.30pm. 0389 62015.

Bonar Hall. Dundee Tue 3 Mar. 0382 23530.

Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh Wed 4-Sat 7 Mar. 8pm. 031 226 5425.

Arches Theatre. Glasgow Tue 10—Sun 15 Mar. 7.30pm. 041 227551 1.

I Scottish Ballet 2 The small-scale touring wing of Scottish Ballet performs extracts from the repertoire including .S'carlatti and Friends. Swan Lake. ()thello and That Certain Feeling. More details on 041 333 1092.

Eastwood Theatre. Eastwood Tue 3 Mar. 7.30pm.

Guild Theatre. Greenock Wed 4 Mar. 7.30pm. 0475 23038.

Benefit for Latin America


mc: phll key

arnold brown

alex hackleton

glaegow steel band

llbby mcarthur

sueanne banner

tour on the floor

alleon mcmorland

los fabulous bamblnoe

a kalaeasaya - special guests QUEEN'S HALL



Motherwell Theatre. Motherwell Fri 6 Mar. 7.30pm. 069867515.

Tour continues

I Love Among the Juveniles Clyde Unity Theatre returns to the scene with a revival ofJohn Binnie’s Glaswegian comedy about falling in love in the face of prejudice. More details on 041 3530905. Glasgow University Drama Studio. West Quadrangle. Main Building. off University A venue Thurs 12—Sat 14 Mar. 7.30pm. Sat at 3pm.

Tour continues


Cabaret is listed by date. then by city. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our

olilces at least ten days belore publication. Cabaret Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.

FRIDAY 28 Edinburgh

I Jim Beam Comedy Evening The Counting 1 louse. 322 West Nicolson Street. 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Expect lots ofobservations on the state ofthe nation as lreland‘s [an MacPherson and England‘s Johnny Meres (aka immaterial) explain how it isthey‘ve come to live in Scotland. Representingthe home team is the one and only Fred MacAulay.

I Cabaret Club Young's Hotel. 12/14 Leamington Terrace. details 343 3898. 9pm. £3 (£2). Gordon Neish introducesa mixed line-up of local comedy hopefuls.

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



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. still going strong despite the recent influx of new comedy clubs.

I Fools Paradise Old Athenaeum Theatre, 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 10.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). You‘ll kick yourself ifyou miss this week‘s gig which as ever is ring-mastered by Jes Benstock and stars Bruce Morton. arguably the best young comic currently working in Scotland. and Phil Rogers. Sheffield's only homo-erotic comedian-Book early.



I Rico’s Comedy Church Tobago Street.

0475 83705. £2.50. Greenock's first comedy club has quickly built up a reputation for its good atmosphere and tonight Parrot brings in another selection of mirth-makers to please the growing band of regulars.



I Tired and Emotional Tour Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 551 1. Mel Smith and Grifthstones arrive in Scotland with an all-new show with musical assistance from Peter Brewis who is Resident Composer for the Scottish Ballet's Moveable Workshop. See feature.


I Edinburgh Peace Festival Queen's Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019.

8pm. £4.50 (£3). Groovy night ofcomedy and music with Scotland‘s finest. Arnold


Micheline Vandepoel Jos Houben

Gil Auftay Pele McPhail


5TH MARCH 1992 at 7.30pm INSTITUT FRANCAIS D'ECOSSE Tickets £5, £3




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