A Bright light Shining Wed 27-Sun 31 Oct. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). Belfast's Tinderbox Theatre Company in a new play by Scottish writer David Ashton about four people who meet in a pub ten years after a supposed supernatural event. See preview. Commedla dell’arte Portraits Wed 3 Nov. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). See Arches Theatre, Glasgow, above.


This section lists shows that are touring the Central Belt. There is a phone number for each company should you require more Information.

I Funny Money Wildcat’s second tour of the year is another new musical by Davids Anderson and MacLennan. Starring Rab Handleigh. Sandy Neilson. Susan Nisbet and Lesley Robertson, the entertaining show is about a corrupt insurance man who makes a killing from shadey sources. More details on 041 221 6789. Motherwell Civic Theatre Fri 22 Oct. 0698 267515.

Palace Theatre, K ilmamock Thurs 28 Oct. 0563 23590.

Arts Guild Theatre, Greenock Mon 1 Nov. 0475 23038.

Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Airdrie Tue 2 Nov. 0236 441438.

St Bride 's Centre, Edinburgh Wed 3-Thurs 4 Nov. 031 346 1405.

Tour continues.

I Iphlgenia ill Tauris Golden Age Theatre in Goethe’s retelling of Greek legend in a production that aims to draw parallels with the political upheaval in the world today. Ex-Rezillo Sheilagh Hynd stars and Flloyd Kennedy directs. See review. Cumbemauld Theatre Fri 22—Sat 23 Oct. 8pm. 0236 732887.

Arches Theatre, Glasgow Mon 25—Sat 30 Oct. 7.30pm. 041 227 5511.

Larkjield Centre, Govanhill Wed 3 Nov. 7.30pm. 041 424 1797.

Tour continues.

I Gueiques Fleurs Liz Lochhead stars opposite Lewis Howden in the revival of her own two-hander a couple of parallel monologues about an oil-widow and her husband. It was well-received in its debut productions in 1991 and 1992. Joyce Deans directs under the Pen Name banner. More details on 041 353 3239.

Orbiston Community Complex, Shettleston Fri 22 Oct. 7.30pm. 041 554 6253.

Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre Sat 23 Oct. 7.30pm. 041 423 6492.

I A Scottish Reservation The culmination of three years‘ work by Fablevision is a tale of the Scots who emigrated to North America after the Highland Clearances in 1813. The show has been put together in tandem with the Manitoba Prairie Buffalo Mettis Theatre Company and uses a mix of languages. music, visual and dance. See preview. More details on 041 425 2020.

Mercat Theatre, Dmmchapel Mon 25-Tue 26 Oct.

Pearce Institute, Govan Thurs 28-Sat 30 Oct.

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

Adam Smith Theatre, Fife Tue 26—Sat 30 Oct. 0592 260498.

Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow Tue 2—Sat 13 Nov. 041 429 0022.

I Nillgll Shift 7:84 premieres Jackie Kay’s play about a gay romance between a barber and a miner in a small mining village. More details on 041 331 2219. See review.

Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews Fn' 22-Sat 23 Oct. 8pm.

Govanhill Larkfield Centre Tue 26 Oct. 7.30pm.

Mercat Theatre, Drumchapel Wed 27 Oct. 7.30pm.

Deans Community High School. Livingston Fri 29 Oct. 7.30pm.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow Tue 2-Sun 7 Nov.

7.30pm. DANCE

Dance performances and classes are listed by city, than 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 AROHES THEATRE Midland Street, 221 i 9736. [Access: L. Facilities: WC, WS, C. G. Help: A, AA] 3 Mehmet Sander: Solo Dance Thurs 4—Fri 5 Nov. £6 (£4). See Glasgay! section at front of Magazine. I ART GALLERY AHD MUSEUM, KELVIHGROYE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Borrowed light Sun 31 Oct and Sun 14 Nov. Between 2pm and 4pm (approx). Dancers Lindsay John and Alex Rigg are 3 taking advantage of Kelvingrove’s busy Sunday afternoons by performing within ' Stephen Skrynka's sculpture exhibition the huge cement mixer to be precise. g Passers-by will be able to look in through small holes drilled in the side of the mixer to see the dancers. Rigg will perform on Sun 31 and the two of them together on Sun 14 Nov. I PAISlEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, I Paisley, 887 1010. Box Office open Tue—Sun noon—8.30pm. [Access: PPA, L, R. Facilities: WC, WS, H. G, C. Help: A, AA] Carrion Boost and Man Bound by his 301* Sun 31 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). Dance Break 11 kicks off with Nexus Dance Company from the North of England and a double-bill: the first by Debbi Purtill about a group using its strength against one woman; the second by Simon Birch about a first-time romance. See preview. Repertoire Mon 1 Nov. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). Dundee Rep Dance Company in a varied new programme with pieces by David Dorfman, Janet Smith and Tamara McLorg. See preview. Platform Tue 2 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). New Scottish choreographers working under the Stamping Ground banner get a chance to show off their latest ideas. See preview. Suddenly Wed 3 Nov. £5 (£2.50). A full- length piece from the X-Factor working from themes and images in Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer. See

review. Hall to Wall Thurs 4 Nov. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). Manchester’s Third Estate Music and Dance presents its latest emotionally- challenging physical dance-theatre piece that also uses film. See preview. I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Box Office Mon 10am-5pm; Tue—Sat 10am until performance commences; Sun 6pm until performance commences. No performances on Monday. [Access: PPA, ST, R, L. Facilities: WC, WS, H, G, C. m: AA]

Tue 26—Sat 30 Oct. 7.30pm. £7.50/£6 (£4/£3.50). See Theatre listings above for details of DV8’s latest show. See feature.


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

Suddenly Thurs 28-Fri 29 Oct. 8pm. £6

(£3). See Paisley Arts Centre above.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe.

Beach Stone Roses Tue 26—Wed 27 Oct. 8pm. Wed mat 3pm. Edinburgh‘s mixed- ability dance company. Peoplekind. with a piece first seen in June that explores ideas of colour. energy and the elements.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am-8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS, H. G. C] MSM Wed 20—Sat 23 Oct. 8pm. Sat mat 3pm. £8 (£4). See Theatre listings above for details of DV8's latest show. See feature.


Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Comedy listings compiled by Mark Fisher.


I National Comedy Network Glasgow Caledonian Students Union. 70 Cowcaddens Road. 332 0681. 9pm for 10pm. £3/£3.50. Students and Guests only. Jim Tavare. perhaps the only man to build an entire routine around his double bass and to make it funny, is supported by Matthew Hardy.


I National Comedy Network The Bear Pit Cabaret Bar. Teviot Row Union. Bn'sto Square. 8pm for 9pm. £3/£2. 650 4673. Students and guests only. Boothby Graffoe and Dave Thomson call in on a national college tour.



I Cafe loco Arches Theatre, Midland Street, 221 9736. llpm-3.30am.

I Fools Paradise Old Athenaeum Theatre, 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 10.30pm. £6 (£4). Fools Paradise returns in style with legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke. an acclaimed sell-out on this year's Edinburgh Fringe, and

J imeoin. the Irishman who made it huge in Australia and is now setting about conquering the UK. All this plus Perrier Award also-ran Phil Kay as compere. The only excuse for missing it is being at Lily Savage. See preview.

I lily Savage City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 8pm. £8. The funniest drag act since Dame Edna turned up in town on a national tour. Shoplifting, innuendo and general outrageousness. The only excuse

for missing her is being at Fools Paradise perhaps you can squeeze in both.

I Motherwell

I Brendan D’Carroll Motherwell Concert Hall. 0698 267515. 7.30pm. £7 (£6). Straight-from-the-hip comedy from Ireland‘s fastest rising stand-up. ex-waiter. ex-footballer and ex-bar owner.


I Fools Paradise Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564 (Tickets also available from Queens Hall Box Office 668 2019). 8pm. £6 (£4). See Glasgow above.



I Benefit for the lingo Gifford Trust The Renfrew Ferry, Clyde Place. General enquiries: 552 0767. Tickets 334 2000. 7.30pm—2am. £10. Benefit night for the trust dedicated to training young Scots as theatre directors. Music and fun from the likes of Dave Anderson and Rollin Joe.


Glasgow .

I The lienfrew Ferry Clyde Place. General enquiries: 552 0767. Tickets: 227 5511. £6 (£4). 8pm. Waterborne comedy starring the creepin smooth but musically and comically talented Earl Okin who likes to do horny things with his mouth. Local fire-eating stand-up Kevin Kopfstein provides support.

FRIDAY 29 Edinburgh

I The Bosnia liow Benefit Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 7.30pm for 8.30pm. £10. Major-name benefit gig in aid of Bosnia rape victims. Headliners Hue and Cry are joined by Terry Neason, Brian Cox, Blythe Duff. James Macpherson and many more.


I Cafe loco Arches Theatre. Midland Street. 221 9736. llpm—3.30am. See Sat 23.

I Fools Paradise Old Athenaeum Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 10.30pm. £6 (£4). Beg. steel. borrow, hell. even spend money on tickets for the funniest trio in the known universe. Yep. The Doug Anthony Allstars are in town dragging heavenly harmonies and hellish humour in their wake. All this plus ace compere Phil Kay.


I Fools Paradise Music Box. Victoria Street, 225 2564 (Tickets also available from Queens Hall Box Office 668 2019). 8pm. £6 (£4). See Glasgow above.






EDUCATING RITA by Willy Russell 12 - 27 NOVEMBER



84 The List 22 October—4 November 1993