as they follow up last year’s successl'ul I’rii'alt''('.\ with this typically biting wedge of wit and llamboyance produced by the playwright to cheer tip London in the darkest days of World War II.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND THEATRE l.othian Street. 22‘) 0308. [Access: R. Facilities: WC. (i. R. (‘. T. H] A8 Fond Kiss Tue 30 .Iuly. Tue o Aug. (rpm. The ever-prolific l‘il‘th listalc premiere a rehearsed reading of a new play by Roderick (iraham. based on the love letters between national bard Rabbie Burns and a l()\ er he discreetly addressed as Clarinda.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 238 l-lll-l. [Accessi l.. liacilitics: l.. Facilities: WC. WS. ll. (3. (‘l (‘los‘ed Mons.

Some Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows begin at The Traverse Theatre on Thurs 8 August. For full details, see either the Fringe Programme or The Traverse’s own brochure. The list publishes three special weekly issues to cover the International, Fringe and Film festivals on Thurs 8, Thurs 15 and Thurs 22 August.

Shining Souls l’ntil Sat 37 Jul. 8pm. £5. Then Wed 7 Aug. 7pm; Thurs 8 Aug. 3pm. Ell) (Eb). Ian Browns last production as artistic director ol the 'l‘rayersc comes in for a l't‘sll\ al prey icw. Written by Chris llanuan whose previous successes include l:‘/i:a/n'//i (inn/on Quinn at the 'l'rayersc and \ ai'ious TV writing credits it's a last-mot ing tale ol' nine characters In search ol' their spirituality. some sc\ and a new wardrobe.

The Architect Tue o Aug. 7pm; Thurs b' Aug. Spin. i; ll) (to). Speedy rcy i\a| of David (ireig's play which lii‘st appeared in February. squashed into the 'l‘raverse's small studio space \\ here it proyed to be a very hot ticket. This tale ol‘ an architect whose family and buildings are botli on the \erge of collapse should benelit from being allowed to breathe in the larger Traverse ()nc space. Directed by tltc Traycrse's new artistic director l’hilip

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I CUMBERNAULC THEATRE Kildrum. (H.336 732887. [Access: l’l’A. l.. ST. R. l‘acililics: WC. WS. H. (i. C. Help: A. AA]

Portrait Of A Woman Thurs s-sai ll) Aug. 7.45pm. Thurs 8 to (£3); Fri ‘)/Sat Ill £7 (£4).

World premiere of (‘onimunicado's new prixluction. about a young woman ptit under scrutiny alter the seemingly cold- blooded murder of her lt)\ er. Produced with (‘ommunicado's highly regarded visual lloui'ish. Michel Vinaycr's play is directed by (‘ommunicado‘s artistic

"Catch the best theatre this fortnight.

l. The Architect Sneak pre-chtival preview for the Traverse’s spring hit drama about a man whose buildings and family are falling apart. Written by David Greig. and directed by the Traverse's new artistic director. Philip Howard. Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh.

llI High Society li~ you only know Cole Porter‘s songs from the cracking Red Hat/1nd Blue compilation, try this slice ol~ summery sophistication. which attempts to reproduce the glamour and elegance irnmonalised on film by Crosby. Sinatra and Kelly. See review. King 's Theatre. Edinburgh (plays K ing 's Theatre. Glasgow next month).

II Comedy: Juice Pigs Co Solo A title we‘ve invented for a night of Canadian cackles in Glasgow. before the three members of Corky And The Juice Pigs repair to Edinburgh for the Fringe. Sean Cullen and Phil Nichol do their solo shows. and Greg Neale competes. Pig out! BIaclj'riars Underground. (ilasgaii'.

llI Piper’s Cave Edinburgh's Boilcrhouse company previews its premiere of a Rona Munro play that‘s gathered a few years‘ dust since it was written. but promises enigma. adventure and soul-searching. l’aisley Arts Centre.

director (Berry Mulgrew ('omc along and smell the lt'tll'. lttslc lllt‘ \L‘dlltltll tllltl decide for yourself. . .

I NCWDEN PARK CENTRE l.l\ rngsion. ()l5()()433(13—l.

Evil Devil Elvis Mon 5 Aug. Ttic o Aug. 7pm. The award-w inning West lothian Youth Theatre present a new musical about the l)e\ il turning luly is- impcrsonator in order to lure desperate music biz, wannabes into llogging their souls for rock 'n' roll. A rags to wi‘clches story sounding suspicioust like any signed Scots band of the past ten years you'd care to name.

Millenium lever: lookOut Theatre Company's Entertaining Angels is at the Tron Theatre. Glasgow until Sun 28 Jul; then runs at the Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh, Tue 20-Sat 31 Aug

DANCE mem-

Dance performances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our oilices at least ten days before publication.llance listings compiled by Neil Cooper.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. SS7 ll)l(). [Accessz PPA. l.. R. l‘ttc‘lllllcs: \\'(‘. \\'S. H. (i. C. Help: A. AA]

Escapades And Adventures Sui 27 Jul. 7pm. £4 til l. (‘ulmination ol'a week-long programme ol dance workshops for young people. led by Winifred Jamieson and lithelinda l.ashly-.lohnstone.

I MARCO'S LEISURE CENTRE 55 Grove Sheet. 228 ‘)l H). [Accessz l’. |.. Facilities: WC. (i. R]

learn To lindy ilop Beginners' class: Sat 27 Jul. lit) 4.30pm; Intermediate class: Sun 38 .llll. l.3t)--l.3l)pm. Ell) per day. The lidinburgh Sw iug Dance Society has organised these classes. to be led by (‘aiolcne and Russell from The living l.indy Hoppers. the popular dance outlit which recently \ isitcd lidinburgh Festival Theatre to perform their touring show. Hut [*qu l'il'Ulll Harlem. For details of these classes. contact l‘. Gloag. 5| (ilendcx on 'l'ei‘race. lidinburgh. liH l 2

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This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow’s and Edinburgh’s main theatres, more information can

be found in the listings above.

For events at Community Centres and other venues, see detailed listings elsewhere in this section. For details of

cabaret and music events see appropriate listings. Performances shown in brackets are previews.

Thursday 1 ; Friday 2 Saturday 3 Sunday 4 Monday 5 Tuesday 6 Wednesday 7 Thursday 8 I ... “i I _, .-__.-_- _ i r_ - Satire Of Three Estaites A Satire Of Three Estaites A Satire Of Three Estaites A Satire Of Three Estaitcs _ _ ; _ - _ _ -. Budgie _ _ i _ - _ _ ,_ _ High Society 7 0 irifliigh‘Sofiety __ 1 High Socrety High Socrety High Society High Society High Socrcty - ' l - The Architect Shining Souls Architect/Shining Souls

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