Dance performances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Dance Listings compiled by Ellie Carr.
I THEATRE ROYAL Ilope Street. 332 0000. (Access: 1’1’A.ST. R. Facilities: WC. \VS. 11. (i. C. llelp: AA]
Tap Dogs Mon i) \Vetl ll ()cl. 7.30pm. £5 £10, It's tap. But not as we know it. l-orget all that top hat. white tie and tails mullarkey. this is si\ brickies on a hot shoe shuffle. All the way from. Newcastle. Atistralia. Dem l’eriy‘s Tap Dogs hammer out industrial strength rhythms on a building-site set of scafloldmg. girders. ladders and ropes with finesse and leather-touch ease. The sell-out sensation of this year’s Fringe. (iet tickets while you still can.
I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Driy e. 227 5511. [Access: 1’. 1’1’.-\. R. Facilities: WC. WS, 11.0. C].
Dark Lights Workshops Mon 16--Ft'l 20 ()ct. 10am-1pm. £2. .-\ccomplishetl local choreographer Marisa /.anotti leads live half-day workshops exploring a whole load of themes like: Why ttse movement in text-based work'.’ and What is the choreogtapheis's role in test-based work'.’ ()pen to anyone. btit numbers limited to lifteen per session. (‘all l’auline Murphy ()11 (1141 311.5 75‘)21t)l)t)t\k.
I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/2‘) Nicolson Street. 529001111. [:‘xc‘c‘t‘ssl l.. Facilities: WC. \VS. AS. 11. C. '1‘. Help: A] A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tue 3--Sat 7 ()ci. 7.30pm. Thurs mat 1.30pm/Sat mat 2pm. £4.50—£25. 1i.\-l.ondon
Siobhan Davies Company: strllting a pose with The Art of Touch
Contemporary Dance Theatre artistic director and one of Martha (iraham's original dancers. Robert Cohan is the choreographer behind this lively. 90s
dance adaptation of Shakespeare's classic
cotnplete with a decidedly vivid array of costumes. See review. Enter Achilles Fri 13 Sat 14 ()ct. 8pm.
£5.50 £11.50. In his Iirst pure dance
production since SUN/ICU l-‘ix/i in 1992. Lloyd New son and I)V.S‘ Physical Theatre return to trash the myth of the 90s ‘new man’. with this funtry/frightening parody of life as one of the lads. Nice one. See feature.
Siobhan Davies Dance Company Tue 17 ()ct. 7.30pm. Yet another visit to the Festival Theatre for the excellent Siobhan Day ies Company. lispect a new work called The .tl/‘I (l/Vilf’lltfl with music by Domenico and Matteo Fargion. a less new. bill beautiful work. ll'i/t/ TitHIS/(IIIUIIA' set to an original score by Kevin Volans. and as always. some of the most gorgeous contemporary dancers in Britain.
I GEORGE SQUARE THEATRE Iidinburgh l’niversily.
Dances from India Sat (4 ()ct. spin. £5 (£3). Scottish Indian Arts Forum present classical and folk dances frotn across India. and a scene from the Ramayana. featuring the talents of six blind artists from Shree Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind in Bangalore.
I MACRDBERT ARTS CENTRE University
j of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461031. (Access: 1’. I’I’A. 1.. R. Facilities: WC.
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Geisha Tue 10 ()ct. 7.30pm. £6 (£4.50); apes price £5.50 (£4). linergy big-time coupled \\ ith extraordinary furniture and a hypnotic soundtrack. as choreographer- team I.otnse Richards and Kevin Finnan of Motionhouse untlertakt another yet another at1\enture in high-velocity dance.
(it'llt/nt '.r theme is role-playing and
identity. the sets are by Simon l)ormon of ()bliqtte. the music by French composer Alain Baumann. and this believe it or not. is their only date in Scotland.
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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 3 compiled by Ellie Carr.
I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit l’aisley Arts Centre. New Street. SS7 1010. 9pm. £6 (£3). Take a cheap flight to the time taste forgot on wings of day-glo polyester. with all-frills Aussie stand-up Bob l)owne.
I Billy Bonkers The Corner Bar. Sauchiehall Street. Charing Cross. 9pm~~l2am Free. Madness and mayhem with local funny—man Billy as MC.
I The Stand Comic Den. Christie's. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8pm—lam (show runs 9.30—1 1.30pm) £4 (£2.50). Newest and brightest spot on the local comedy scene. with a host of rising stars 3 and wannabes for your entertainment each I and every Thursday night. And the drinks are at pub. not club prices -- just thought
we'd let you know. Tonight get ready for splendid comic poet Viv Gee. Ciordon
Brunton. Bill Dewar and music frotn The ; Rubber Tree Plants.
1 I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit East
, Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. ' ‘ ()13552 61000. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Wed 11. ;
( I Friday the 13th Comedy Night
I Ladymuir Hall. Pollok. lnfortnation 882 I
6123. 8.15pm. Donation at door. BYOB. Scary humour from Raymond Mearns. Viv Gee. Billy Bonkers and Gary Hagen.
I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit Tron Theatre. 63 'I‘rongate. 552 4267. 9pm. £8 (£6). See Wed 1 l.
i Glasgow ' I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit East
25 TO 26
27 TO 29
25 Albert Drive Glasgow G41 ZPE Tickets: 0141 227 55"
Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. 013552 61000. 8pm. £6 (£4). The rather escellent Boothby Graf'f‘oe and the not half-bad Sean 1.ock do their thing for the ('iiltled Balloon Comedy Circuit.
WEDNESDAY 18 ' Edinburgh
I Alexei Sayle Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.30pm.
£8.50 £12.50. Hyperactive. hyper-funny .Iewtslt Liverpudlian all-round comedian.
actor. writer Alexei Sayle with his ﬁrst live gig in ten years. Just don't ask hint if he's got a new motor. See feature.
I Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 9pm. £6 (£3). See Tue 17.
I Billy Bonkers The Corner Bar. Sauchiehall Street. Charing Cross. ()pni-l2tlltt. Free. Madness and mayhem on a weekly basis with the aptly named Mr Bonkers introducing local comics and the occasional spot from big(ish) names like l’arrot.
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I Bottom Festival Theatre. 13—29 ‘ Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.30pm.
£12.50—£l4.50. Rik Mayall and Adrian lidmondson get to the arse of the matter with this what-happens-to-Mung-(Mer- characters-when-they-get older-and- satlder tale of two completely gross blokes
i called Richie and liddie. Adapted from
BBC TV series. See feature. I The Stand Comic Den. Christie’s. West
Port. Information 662 4467. Spin—Iain v (show runs ‘).30- 1 1.30pm) £4 (£2.50).
Newest and brightest spot on the local comedy scene. with a host of rising stars
' and wannabes for your entertainment each
and every Thursday night. And the drinks
' are at pub. not club prices just thought 3 we‘d let you know. On tonight's Stand.
celebrity spot frotn stand-up Bruce Morton. spoof magic from Reg Anderson. music from The Rubber Tree Plants. and all comperetl in the best possible taste by the glittering Jane Mackay.
I The Pleasance Comedy Network The l’leasance Societies' Centre. 60 The l’leasance. Information on 650 2656. 9.30pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3). The Pleasance Comedy Network returns to keep you chuckling through long winter nights. kicking off with fresh-faced stand- up Dan Freedman. supported by Lee Mack.
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