This section lists shows that are touring the Central Belt. There is a phone , number for each company should you I require more information. I Backgreen Belter Latest John Binnie play from the much-loved Clyde Unity ' Theatre on a post-Fdinburgh Fringe tour. Teenage dreams and ambitions as a would-be 80s singing sensation stretches the limits of her friendship with her Glasgow chums. If you saw A Little ()ltler g or Act'itstmnetl tu lter I-itce. you'll probably find the territory too familiar, but I worth seeing otherwise. More details on ' 041 353 0905. Arches 'I'ltetttre. (ilttsgmt' Until Sat 10 Sept. 7.30pm. 5 Dettns Theatre. Livingstmz Tue 13 Sept. 7.45pm. Suttt/tt/een CAI-'15 I’mject. Drtuncliupel Wed 14 Sept. 7.30pm. Birgit/tile Centre. ('ttstlemi/lt' Thurs 15 Sept. 7.30pm. 1

.l/ttcRnln'l‘t Arts Centre. Stirling Fri 16 Sept. 7.45pm.

I’nislev Arts Centre Sat 17 Sept. 8pm. Dulry .S'ecmtt/ttry Sc/ttml. Dmiitries and Galloway Mon 19 Sept. 7.30pm.

Miners" Memorial Centre. Kirkcunnell Tue 20 Sept. 7.30pm.

Mercut Theatre, Drumcltupel Wed 21 Sept. 7.30pm.

Burt/erline Theatre. Ayr Thurs 22—Fri 23 Sept. 7.30pm.

Tour continues.

I The Farce of Circumstance Tom Lannon's black comedy about attitudes to disability is produced by Birds of Paradise. See review. More details on 041 440 1620.

[air/(field Centre. (int‘un Fri 9 Sept. 7.30pm.

Thistle l’bttntlutimt. anettntn Hull. [Edinburgh Tue 13 Sept. 1.30pm. Muir/muse Festit'ttl Activities Centre Wed 14 Sept. 1.30pm.

Wester Hui/es Activities Centre Thurs 15 Sept. 1.30pm.

Bmmlngtnn Resource Centre Fri 16 Sept. 2pm.

I The Odd Couple Hilan'ous revival of Neil Simon’s comedy starring Craig Ferguson and Gerard Kelly as the flat- sharing divorcees who can‘t quite get used to bachelor life. Brilliant clowning perfomances by the two leads in this Borderline production directed by John g Murtagh. ' King's Theatre. Glasgmv Tue l3—Sat 17 ! Sept. 1 MucRnhert Arts Centre. Stirling Mon : 19—Fri 23 Sept.

Tour continues.

a reputation for himself that proves rather : directs. More details on 031 228 5465.

5 Sept.

; own modem Scottish comedy classic of . rate cast including Una McLean and Jan

K ing 's Theatre. Edinburgh Mon l2—Sat 24 Sept. 7.30pm. ' Tour continues.

: Dance performances and classes are 1 listed by city, then alphabetically by

compiled by Mark Fisher.

2 I ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street. 221 9736. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. C. G. Help: A. AA]

Get Up and Go: Ceilidh Workshop Sat 10

i from puppeteers to comedians. the classes : will explore the drama. poetry and

Rambert Dance Company Workshop Mon

I The Playboy of the Western World Yet another Edinburgh Fringe hit for Communicado which turns to J.M. Synge's anarchic tale of a man who builds

too hard to live up to. Gerry Mulgrew

Tron Theatre, (Ilusgmc Tue l3—Sat 24

Tour continues. I The Steamie Tony Roper directs his

wash-house life circa 1950 with a first-



venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Dance listings

Sept. Noon—2pm. £1. Get Up and Go is a month-long festival ofdance pitched at 15—25-year-o1ds with the emphasis on

getting involved and experiencing a . variety of styles. This week. a chance to

brush tip your traditional Scottish dancing steps.

Hit Squad Open Workshop - Proiekt11:92 livery Sat until 24 Sept. 2—4pm. £1. Find expression through your own natural

movement in this weekly session which aims to create a street-dance based

performance. Get Up and Go: Contemporary Workshop Sat 17 Sept. Noon—2pm. £1. A chance for

f 15—25-year-olds to learn about the techniques of contemporary dance.

I CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

[Access: PPA. L. ST. Facilities: WC. WS.

H. G. C]

Border Crossing Fri l6—Sat 17 Sept. 7.30pm. £6 (£2.50). Mark Murphy has been working for six weeks with Scottish dancers to create this performance which will go on to tour Scotland. See preview. I MERCAT THEATRE Mercat House. Drumchapel. 944 9022. Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] Sunduza Dance Sat 17 Sept. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). High energy dance frotn Zimbabwe featuring pure harmonies and drawing on traditional movements.

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Cinderella Until Sat 17 Sept. 7.15pm. Sat

mats 2.15pm. Thurs 15 Sept mat 1.30pm. : Scottish Ballet wheels out its popular

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street.

2204348. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G]

The Musicality of Movement Mon l2—Fri 16 Sept. 1()am—5.30pm. £150. Dance Base I joins forces with the Mime Forum (Scotland) to present this week-long workshop with Claire Heggen of Theatre du Movement who has taught all over the world. Aimed at professional performers

musicality of basic movements.

19—Wed 21 Sept. 10.30am—4pm. £25. Amanda Britton from Rambert Dance

Company anticipates her company‘s performances at the Festival Theatre next month with a three-day class aimed at professional dancers and advanced students.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Border Crossing Wed 21 Sept. 8pm. £6 (£3). See CCA above.


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.


Glasgow I Are You Looking at Me, Jimmy? Tron

' Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 10.15pm.

£7 (£6). Glasgow's master of the dry one-

liner. Arnold Brown. returns home for a . couple of gigs to capitalise on his new

book published by Methuen. See feature. I Half a Cast Comedy Company

Whiterose Tenants Hall. 554 4302.

7.30pm. A new venture in community comedy. this six-date tour by a handful ol

up-and-coming local stand-ups includes

Billy Bonkers. Gary Hagen. l)avid Kilby. liddie McKean and Raymond Mearns.



I Are You Looking at Me, Jimmy? Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 10.15pm. £7 (£6). See Fri 9.



I Madcap Comedy Club Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 8.30pm. Free. MC Billy Bonkers goes blue as he introduces an ever-so slightly risque line-up of Stu Who'.’. The Fat Slags and Janey Storrie.



I Half a Cast Comedy Company Larkl'ield Centre. 424 1797. 7.30pm. See Fri 9.


I Phil Kay Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Go in your droves to see one of the funniest and certainly the most making-it-up-as-he-goes-along-est stand- tips in Scotland. You might be confused but you won't be disapointed.

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