This section lists shows that are touring the central Belt. There is a phone number for each company should you require more information. Unless otherwise specified, the number after each venue listed is the telephone number for ticket enquiries for that

' particular evening (please note, this is

not always the venue number).

I Accustomed to Her Face John Binnie's superb new play for Clyde Unity Theatre won ajustified Fringe First in Edinburgh. It’s a lesbian love story underscored with an inspired series of one-liners and directed with brisk simplicity by Binnie himself. Moving and funny. More details on 041 353 0905.

The Arches Theatre, Glasgow Until Sat 25 Sept. 7.30pm. 041 227 5511.

Rutherglen U WC Tue 28 Sept. 7.30pm. 041 641 2085.

Drama Studio, Glasgow University. University Avenue Wed 29 Sept. 2pm. Barrhead Leisure C entre, Barrhead Thurs 30 Sept. 2pm. 041 889 8151 ext 210. Paisley Arts Centre, New Street Fri 1 Oct. 8pm. 041 887 1010.

St Andrews Theatre, Clydebank Mon 4 Oct. 7.30pm. 041 952 6088.

Wester Hailes Education Centre Tue 5 Oct. 7.30pm. 03] 442 4217.

Triangle Arts Centre, Pilton Wed 6 Oct. 7.30pm. 031 332 0877.

Coatbridge College, Kildonan Street Thurs 7 Oct. 7.30pm. 0236 747890.

Tour continues.

I Crying lor the Moon Terry Neason

takes a simple format of songs and poems

and makes it her own in a surprisingly successful one-woman show that is intimate, funny and touching. More details on 0555 772934.

C umbernauld Theatre Fri l—Sat 2 Oct. 7.45pm. 0236 732887.

Motherwell Theatre Sun 3 Oct. 7.30pm. 0698 267515.

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Mon 4 Oct. 7.30pm. 031 665 2240.

Palace Theatre. K ilmarnock Wed 6 Oct. 7.30pm. 0563 235590.

Tour continues.

I The Death of Don Duixote Post- Edinburgh Fringe run for Benchtours’ retelling of Cervantes the lively show was well-received, even if the chemistry between the central double-act of Quixote and Sancho Panza doesn’t quite send out the sparks it should. More details on 031 225 4651.

MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling Fri 24 Sept. 7.30pm. 0785 461081.

C umbentauld Theatre Sat 25 Sept. 7.45pm. 0236 732887.

' North Glasgow Arts Centre Mon 27 Sept.

7.30pm. 041 558 9313.

Larkjield Centre, Govan Wed 29 Sept. 7.30pm. 041 424 1797.

Tormusk Hall, Castlemilk Thurs 30 Sept. 7.30pm. 041 634 2408.

Deans Community High School, Livingston Fri 1 Oct. 7.30pm. 0506 31872.

Dell Farquharson Community Leisure Centre, Dunfermline Sat 2 Oct. 7.30pm. 0383 720108.

I Funny Money Wildcat’s second tour of the year is another new musical by Davids Anderson and Macl.ennan. Starring Rab Handleigh. Sandy Neilson. Susan Nisbet and Lesley Robertson. the show is about a corrupt insurance man who makes a killing from shady sources. More details on 041 221 6789. See review.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline Fri 24 Sept. 0383 720108.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow Tue 28 Sept—Sun 10 Oct. 041 552 4267.

Tour continues.

I The legend oi St Julian Communicado‘s near-wordless retelling of Gustave Flaubert’s short story about a bloodthirsty man. fated to kill his own parents. Gerry Mulgrew directs a production inspired by the visual imagination of painter Keith Mclnytre.

Always interesting and well worth seeing, even if some feel it never quite engages. The Tron Theatre, Glasgow Until Sun 26 Sept

Tour continues.

I Duelgue Fleurs Liz Lochhead's play about an oil-widow and her husband is performed as two parallel monologues by Lochhead herself and Lewis Howden. This revival of the popular production first seen in 1991 is touring under the Pen Name Theatre banner and directed by Joyce Deans. More details on 041 353 3239.

MacRobert Centre, Stirling Sat 2 Oct. 7.45pm. 0786 461081.

Pearce Institute, Govan Mon 4 Oct. 7.30pm. 041 445 1941.

North Glasgow Arts Centre, Springburn Wed 6 Oct. 7.30pm. 041 558 9313.

The Drama Centre at the Rams/torn, Glasgow Thurs 7-Sat 9 Oct. 8pm. 041 227 5511.

Tour continues.

I Babble Burns Yer Tea’s Dot Sketches.

3 songs and poems performed by Fiona

1 Knowles under the MsFits banner. A

popular hit on the Edinburgh Fringe. More :details on 031 447 1197.

9 Rainbow Theatre, Montrose Fri 24 Sept.

L Port Errol! Public Hall, C ruden Bay Sat 25 Sept.

I Romeo and Juliet Leslie Findlay directs New Stage Theatre Company in | Shakespeare’s great romance. Completists ; will also want to see what the Citizens‘ Theatre does with the same play in October. More details on 041 552 3489. See review.

Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh Until Sun 26 Sept. 7.30pm. 031 228 1404.

Greenock Arts Guild Tue 28 Sept. 7.30pm. 0475 23038.

The Mercat Theatre, Drumchapel Wed 29 Sept. 1.30pm and 7.30pm. 041 944 9022. Civic Theatre, Ayr Thurs 30 Sept. 7.30pm. 0292 264639.

Pearce Institute, Gavan Fri 1 Oct. 7pm. 041 445 1941. ; Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre Sat 2 1 Oct. 7pm. 041 423 3081.

Toryglen Community Hall Mon 4 Oct. 041 613 1531. 2pm.

I A Scots Dualr TAG's triumphant adaptation of the Lewis Grassic Gibbon trilogy tours the country after its sell-out run in the Edinburgh International Festival. Sunset Song is the most accomplished but it’s worth trying to see the whole thing. More details on 041 429 8311.

MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling Tue 28 Sept—Sat 2 Oct. 0786 461081.

Tour continues.

I Three Steps to lleaven First Base Theatre Company goes out on a post- Edinburgh Fringe tour with David Cosgrove’s rock ‘n’ roll musical celebrating the work of 50s legends Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, Roger Peterson and Richie Valens who died in the same plane crash. Expect dancing in the aisles. More

details on 031 667 8034. Maltings Arts Centre. Berwick-on-Tweed

Sat 25 Sept. 0289 330999.

lnverkeithing Civic Centre Tue 28 Sept. 0383 720108.

Magnum Theatre, Irvine Thurs 30 Sept. 0294 78381.

Old Athenaeum Theatre, Glasgow Fri l-Sat 2 Oct. 041 332 2333.

I True West Winged Horse in Sam Shepard’s tale of a Hollywood screenwriter and his indolent petty-thief brother. Directed by Eve Jamieson the show is going ahead despite having no SAC support. Paul Birchard. Mark Coleman, Robert Paterson and Sheena Penson are in the cast. giving an energetic if uneven performance. More details on 041 332 5127.

Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh Until Sat 25 Sept. 8pm. 031 225 7942.

Ayr Civic Theatre Fri 1 Oct. 7.45pm. 0292 264639.

PaisleyArts Centre Sat 2 Oct. 8pm. ()41 887 1010.

I "Night Shift 7:84 premieres Jackie Kay's play about a gay romance in a small mining village. More details on 041 331 2219. See preview.

Theatre Mir/(shop, Edinburgh Wed 6—Sat 9 Oct. 8pm.

Tour continues.

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Dance perlorrnances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices at least ten days before publication. Dance listings compiled by Mark Fisher.


I ASSEMBlY ROOMS 54 George Street. 220 4348. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST, R. Facilities: WC. W8. G]

Antonio Vargas Classes Tue 28—Wed 29

3 Sept. Booking on 667 1327. Beginners: f 5.45—7. 15pm; Intermediate: 7.30—9.3()pm. 9 £8 per class. Your chance to learn from

the star of Strictly Ballroom before he performs at the Usher Hall on Saturday. See preview.

I USHER HALL Cambridge Street. 228

1 155.

Al Andalus Sat 2 Oct. 7.30pm. Fiery Flamenco from Antonio Vargas who starred in Strictly Ballroom. See preview.


Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten

days betore publication. Comedy listings

compiled by Mark Fisher.



I lee Evans and Jeff Green Level 8. University of Strathclyde, John Street. 552 1895. 8pm. £4. Students and guests only. Good opportunity to verse yourself with this year's Perrier Award-winner Lee Evans, specialist in rubber-limbed comedy. Also on the bill is a Diana Ross look-alike.



I Date loco Arches Theatre, Midland Street. 221 9736. 11pm—3.30am. Glasgow’s popular theatrical nightclub throws in cabaret, live music and performance theatrics in between the records.

SUNDAY 26 Edinburgh

I Paul Merton King‘s Theatre. 2 Leven Street, 229 1201. 7.30pm. £7.50—£12.50. Dry drolery from the current darling of TV comedy kicking off a national tour in Edinburgh. More in Glasgow tomorrow.



I Paul Merton Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. £10.50/£8.50. See Sun 26.



I The lienlrew Ferry Clyde Place. General enquiries: 552 0767. Tickets: 227 5511. £6 (£4). 8pm. Waterborne comedy starring the tireless Stu Who? who has more gags per minute than most. Support is from Newcastle’s Big Fun Club.



I Date loco Arches Theatre. Midland Street. 221 9736. 11pm—3.30am. See Sat 25.

I Comedy Night Glasgow University Union, 32 University Avenue. 339 8697. £5. 8pm. Students and guests only. A superb start to the new term with an all- star gig jointly organised with the Laugh Shack. The Scottish line-up is compered by John-Paul Leech who welcomes Ford Kiernan. Fred MacAulay. Phil Kay (see Student Guide ‘Four to Watch' feature) and Sin star Bruce Morton. If you've still got energy left after that lot. there’s a disco to follow.


I llevin Day and Parrot Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. 9pm. £5 (£3). See Renfrew Ferry on Thurs 16 above.



I Mark Thomas University of Paisley Union, 17 Hunter Street. Paisley. 889 9940. 8pm. £2.50. Students and guests only. Laddish left-wing humour by Fringe favourite Mark Thomas with support from Steve Gribben.



I The Renirew Ferry Clyde Place. General enquiries: 552 0767. Tickets: 227 5511. £6 (£4). 8pm. Regular compere Parrot introduces mild-mannered baIdy- bastard Fred MacAulay and support-act Alan Taylor.

54 The List 24 September-7 October 1993