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 Hope Street. 332 9000. [Accessz PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA] Nutcracker Tue 3-Sat 21 Dec. 715an; Thurs mats 1.30pm/Sat mats 2.15pm.

£5 £29.50. Scottish Ballet do that (‘hristmas thing and dig ottt the Sugar Plum Fairy outfits for what's reported to be the farewell (our of this version of the much-loved classic winter wonderland fairy-tale ballet. choreographed by Scottish Ballet‘s founder Peter Darrell. See preview. page 57.

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. Ticketline: 220 43-19. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. G]

Egyptian Dance llafla Fri 29 Nov. Rpm—midnight. £6 (£4). A riot ofcolour and sound is promised as Edinburgh Egyptian Dancers. who specialise in the traditional Arabic dance form Raqs Sharqi. throw a party for members and friends with performances. snacks and a licensed bar where yott can stock up on Dutch courage before trying out the moves for yourself. Part of Assembly alive?

I DANCE BASE Assembly Rooms. George Street. 225 5525. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G] Classical Arabic Dance Venue: Quaker Meeting House. Victoria Terrace. Sat 30/Sun 1 Dec. Sat 10am-noon; Sun 11am--lpm. £7.50 (£5). Sat/Sun afternoons. times/prices tbc. The classic Arabic dance style otherwise known as belly dance due to much wobbling of the abdomen. as taught by Julian Brustik of the famous Hilal School. London. Saturday mornings are for beginners. Sunday mornings for general level and Saturday/Sunday afternoons for intermediate/advanced dancers. For more information. call Edinburgh Egyptian Dancers: ()131 551 3000.

I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 529 3993.

Brazilian Dance Sat 7 Dec. 3.10—3.30pm. Free. The exquisite Brazilian dancer Lucia Figueira Faulkner performs the samba and maracatu for 20 minutes. Part of the Peoples Of Edinburgh exhibition. South Indian Classical Dance Sat 7 Dec. 4—4.30pm. Free. Priya Sreekumar. director of Edinburgh's South Indian Dance School. gives a taster of this intricate and ancient dance tradition. Part of the Pe0ples Of Edinburgh exhibition. Irish Dance Group Sat 7 Dec. 1—2pm. Free. Fancy footwork from this traditional Irish dance group.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]

Tenement Sat 7 Dec. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Quirky London-based new dance duo Fiona Edwards and Jamie Watton transpose the nocturnal urban paintings of American artist Edward Hopper to bedsit land in 90s Britain. See photo caption. Dance Platform Fri 6 Dec. 7.30pm. £1.50 (free to Edwards and Watton ticket holders). Showcase of new work by local dancers and choreographers.

I TEllEMEllT is a dance-piece inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper, who chronicled the American Dream during the austere years of the Depression. Set in British bedsltland, Edwards And Watton Dance Company’s show portrays the meeting of three solitary dwellers in a humorous and highly energetic way. Catch its solitary Scottish performance this fortnight.

Tenement. Edwards And Watton Dance Company, Traverse Theatre, Edlnburgh, Sat 7 Dec.


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 Ellie Carr.



I Craig Charles Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 9pm. £9.50. Chirpy Scouse Red Dwarfstar makes a retum to the comedy circuit with his inimitably foul-mouthed view of the world.

I Shooting Stars King’s Theatre. Bath Street. 8pm. £1 l.50—£15.50 (plus £1.50 booking fee). SOLD OUT: call for returns. See Theatre listings.

I Comedy Cate East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. 01355 261000. 8pm. £4 (£2). Three girls who're not really very shy, and are really pretty funny. are your comedy menu for the night. Jane Mackay. from Edinburgh's thriving comedy club The Stand and Dundonian comic poet Donna Krachan tell jokes. while stand-up and compere Marian Kilpatrick does the bits in between.

I The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. Doors open 8pm-1am (show runs 9—1 1pm). At least five acts for £5 (£4. benefit only no student concessions). Weekly. Settling nicely into their new Friday night home. The Stand comedy club invite you to wind down for the weekend with Kevin Gildea (as seen on Father Ted). Paisley magic-man Kevin Kopfstein. newcomer and Woody Allen lookalike (nae luck pal). Geordie Paul Graham. Susan Morrison is guest compere. See review. page 58.

“the darker it gets the funnier it becomes" The Guardian

"a superbly constructed comedy” The Daily Telegraph

Strathclyde Theatre Group presents

Ticket-centre 0141 227 5511 or Ramshorn Theatre 0141 552 3489

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Grid Iron

by Anita Sullivan

Tues 26—Sat 30 Nov 0 7.30pm - £6.00/£3.00 “a spell-binding frag-comedy” The Scotsman

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Tues 3-Sat 7 Dec - 7.30pm - £6,00/E3.0,0 “a marvellous/y dark and sensmve play The Sydney Times

The Arches, 30 Midand Street - 0141221 9736

The Ticket Centre. Candleriggs - 0141 227 5511

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