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

Reflections Fri 27—Sat 28 Mar. 8pm. £5 (£3). See Dance listings and preview.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow, Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue-Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar.

Rest. [Access: St. Facilities: E. Help: AA] 3

The Dorm Until Sun 29 Mar. 8pm. £6(£3). See Touring.

Your Turn to Clean the Stair Tue 7—Sun 19 Apr. 8pm. £6 (£3). FirstTraverse production of the year and also its last before moving to Cambridge Street. Rona Munro writer of the award-winning Bold Girls— mixes murder and mystery in her portrait of tenement life. See preview.


This section lists shows that are touring the Central Belt. There is a phone numberlor each company should you require more information. Unless otherwise specllied. the number alter each venue listed isthe telephone number tor ticket enquiries for that particular evening (please note. this is not always the venue number).

I Baglady Highly-rated monologue by Frank McGuiness revived by New Stage Theatre Company starring Michele Waering and directed by Leslie Finlay. It‘s a tragic tale of a homeless woman who isa victim ofsexual abuse and isolation. More details on 041 946 9765. See review. Community Central Hall. 304 Maryhill Road. Maryht'll Fri 27 Mar. 2pm. 041 332 9115.

Bishoploch Residents’ Hall, 15 Auchingill Road, Easterhouse Sat 28 Mar. 7.30pm. 041 773 0705.

I The Dorm Mandela Theatre Company revives its excellent production of Lance Flynn‘s juvenile detentiOn centre drama. Tough. vigorous and energetic. Recommended. More details on 031 558 3849.

Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh Until Sun 29 Mar. 031 226 2633.

Gorbals U. W. C., Glasgow Tue 31 Mar. 041 429 3905.

Birgidale Complex. Castlemilk, Glasgow Wed 1 Apr. 041 631 1161.

North Glasgow A rts Centre. Springburn Thurs 2 Apr. 041 558 9313.

Tramway, Glasgow Sun 5—Mon 6 Apr. 041 227 551 1.

Rainbow Theatre, Montrose Tue 7 Apr. 0674 73764.

Tour continues.

I Givin’ ll Fish Dave Anderson ofWildcat takes out his band for a musical comedy revue about living in the modern world. More details on 041951 1444. Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum Fri 27—Sat 28 Mar. 0236 732887.

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 041 353 0905. Cambuslang Institute, Greenlees Road. Cambuslang Fri 27 Mar. 7pm. 041 641 2085.

I Therese Baguio Jennifer Black makes the transition from acting to directing for Communicado, in this adaptation by Stuart Paterson of Emile Zola‘s grim morality tale scandalous in its time about adultery. murder and guilt. More details on 031 228 5465.

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh Until Sat 28 Mar. 031 229 9697.

Fife College, Kirkcaldy Wed 1 Apr. 8pm. 0592 268591 x 310.

Dundee Rep Theatre Thurs 2—Sat 4 Apr. 7.45pm. 0382 23530.

Volunteer Hall, Galashiels Mon 6 Apr. 7.30pm. 089685 324.

Byre Theatre. St Andrews Wed 8 Apr. 8pm. 0334 76288.

Palace Theatre. K ilmarnock Thurs 9 Apr. 7.30pm. 0563 73590.

Tour continues.

The Scottish Student Drama Festival runs .

Sun 5-Sat 11 April and takes place in four venues across Edinburgh. A £10

j Membership allows you entrance to all events (unless fully booked) and

College of Art. Lecture Theatre.

as students. Details and tickets from the Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 225 8973. See preview.


I Brian Cox Masterclass Edinburgh

admission is open to non-students as well I

Lauriston Place. 4pm. £4. This year‘s Honorary President of the SSDF is a tireless teacher as his book Salem to Moscow: An Actor's Odyssey makes clear as well as an ambitious and energetic actor. It should be fascinating. therefore. to watch Dundee-born Cox take four students through scenes from Hamlet. Macbeth and The Changeling in this two-hour workshop.

I Waiting lor Godot Edinburgh College of I Art. Lecture Theatre. Lauriston Place. 7.30pm. £3. Toasted Cheese Theatre Company kick off the SSDF‘s programme of performances with Samuel Beckett's bleakly comic classic.


I Workshop: Commedia in Perlormance Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 10.15pm. Sean Curren of Wild Stage Theatre Company introduces movement. rhythm and vocal release. I Workshop: Administration Edinburgh College of Art. Lecture Theatre. Lauriston Place. 10.15am. lan Sizeland on running a small theatre company. I School for Clowns Theatre Workshop. Hamilton Place. 10.30am. Free. Aimedat primary school children. F.K. Waechter's play is a riotous show about a professor who tries to teach the art of clowning to four novices. Performed every day until Friday by Fife College ofTechnology Theatre Arts. I Shorts Crown Theatre. Hill Place. lpm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Two new plays every day this week leading to an audience discussion on Friday with Tom McGrath. l I Workshop: Technical Design Bedlam Theatre, Forrest Road. 2.15pm. Black Light run through the practical I approaches to design. I Workshop: Stage Aggresion Highland I Room.The Pleasance. 2.15pm. llowto l get tough but not really mean it. : IPains olYouth Crown Theatre. Hill i |

Place. 5pm. £3.50 (£2.50). St Andrews Mermaids in Ferdinand Bruckner's uncompromising play about youth. sex and death. I Behold the Sea Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 7pm. £3.50 (£2.50). A devised performance by Dundee College of l Further Education Theatre Arts looking l at the turn-of—the-century fisher folk of : Scotland. i

I Yerma Crown Theatre. Hill Place. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Fife College of Technology‘s first play in this year's SSDF is Lorca's celebrated passionate tale ofa ' woman trapped in a loveless marriage. I Joumey’s End Bedlam Theatre. Forrest ' Road. 9pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The RSAMD‘s Made in Glasgow performs R.C. Sherriff‘s tragic drama about the carnage of the First

World War.


I Workshop: Commedia in Pertormance Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 10.15pm. See Mon 6.

I Workshop: Object Theatre Highland Room.The Pleasance. 10.15am. Rike Reiniger from Berlin takes puppet theatre to its logical extreme.

I School for Clowns Theatre Workshop, Hamilton Place. 10.30am. Free. See Mon


I Shorts Crown Theatre. Hill Place. 1pm. £2.50(£1.50). See Mon 6.

I Workshop: Comedy Edinburgh College of Art. Lecture Theatre. Lauriston Place. 2. 15pm. Funny Farmers Phil Kay and Jeremy Herrin on stand-up.

I National Theatre and Find Me Crown Theatre. Hill Place. 5.30pm. A dottble bill performed by the RSAMD‘s Made in Glasgow. kicking off with David Edgar's look at the seedy side of ‘exotic dancing‘ and following up with ()lwen Wymark's study of mental illness.

I Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Oil Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Theatre Arts students from Fife College of Technology perform Liz Lochhead's modern version of the events that led up to the union of Scotland and England 400 years ago. Lochhead herselfhasbeen involved with this project.

I Equus Adam House Theatre . Chambers Street. 7.30pm. Langside College of Further Education in Peter Shaffer‘s disturbing play about repression and sexuality.

I Hollywood Cale Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 9.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Two plays. Women Waiting and Station to Station. by Bruce Adam and performed by Falkirk College ofTechnology.


I Workshop: Dario Fo Highland Room. The Pleasance. 10.15am. Director Morag Fullerton on Italy's foremost dramatic satirist.

I Workshop: Theatre Design Edinburgh College of Art. Lecture Theatre. Lauriston Place. 10.15am. Royal Lyceum Head of Design. Gregory Smith introduces basic principals.

I School for Clowns Theatre Workshop. Hamilton Place. 10.30am. Free. See

Mon 6.

I Shorts Crown Theatre. Hill Place. 1pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). See Mon 6.

I Forum: The Future ol Scottish Theatre in Europe Edinburgh College of Art. Lecture Theatre. Lauriston Place. 2.30pm. Guest speakers from across Europe come together to discuss what Scotland can contribute to and learn from the rest ofthe world. Should be a lively debate.

I Kiss oi the Spiderwoman Crown Theatre. Hill Place. 5.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Manuel Puig‘s moving homosexual love story is performed by The Chin Chin Company from Queen Margaret College. Edinburgh.

I Behold the Sea Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 7pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Mono.

I Breeze Crown Theatre. Hill Place. 7pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Edinburgh University Theatre Company in Simon Startin's game of halftruths.

I Scenes lrom a Detective's Lite Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 9pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Subtitled The Cooper ofDundee. Goldcrest Leisser's comic play about the 19th century detective Allan Pinkerton is performed by Stevenson College.


I Workshop: Mime and Body Language Highland Room. The Pleasance. 10.15pm. International specialist in movement. Claude Chagrin. leads two morning classes limited to twenty people. I Workshop: Finding a Story Edinburgh

College of Art. Lecture Theatre. Lauriston Place. 10.15pm. Ex-SSDF success Stephen Greenhorn takes a light-hearted look at play structure.

I School lor Clowns Theatre Workshop. Hamilton Place. 10.30am. Free. See Mon 6.

I Shorts Crown Theatre. llill Place. 1pm. £2.50(£l .50). See Mon 6.

I Workshop: Page and Stage [Edinburgh College of Art, Lecture’l‘heatre.

I Lauriston Place. 2.15pm. John Mitchellof ' the Traverse Theatre guides you through

the transition from text to performance. I Workshop: Dialogue i lighland Room. The Pleasance. 2.15pm. Liz. Lochhead on


I Yerma Crown Theatre. llill Place.

; 5.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Mon 6.

l I

I Sich Bewegen Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 7pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Edinburgh University Theatre Company gives a second showing to its two-part devised performances. ()bject Theatre and 130 Beats per Minute.

I Pains of Youth Crown Theatre. 1 lill Place. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Mon 6. I Joumey‘s End Bedlam Theatre. Forrest Road. 9pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Mon 6.


Cabaret is listed by date. then by city. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our oliices at least ten days beiore publication. Cabaret Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.

FRIDAY 27 Edinburgh

I Jim Beam Comedy Evening The Counting House. 32 '2 West Nicolson Street.662 0781. 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50). This week‘s

' compere is Phil Kay. so be prepared for anythingto happen. You canbe

reasonably sure that at some stage in the

proceedings you'll get to see May and Fay 5 and bill-topper Kevin Day. Should be a

good night.

- I Theatre Sports Bedlam Theatre. Forrest

Road. 10pm. £1 (50p). Next session on 24 April.

SATURDAY 28 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. still going strong despite the recent influx of new comedy clubs. See review. I Fools Paradise ()ld Athenaeum Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 10.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). Earl ()kin heof many a Fringe innuendo involving the word horny actually has a remarkable gift for imitating musical instruments and he‘s not a bad musician either. Wilty isone ofthe newer names on the London circuit where he is apparently causing a stir. Also on the bill is machine-gun jester lan Cognito. As ever. Jes Benstock keeps things moving along. See review.

SUNDAY 29 Greenock

I Rico's Comedy Church Tobago Street. 0475 83705. £2.50. Compere Parrot keeps [an Cognito and Wilty in Scotland for an extra day in order to entertain the good folk of Greenock. Usual open-spots and joke competitions to brighten up your Sunday night. See review.

44 The List 27 March 9 April 1992