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 Darr.
I PRINGES SQUARE 48 Buchanan Street. 22| 0324.
Up And Dancing Sat 25 Jan. I0am-noon; Sun 26 Jan. 2—4pm. Free. Go down to Princes Square this weekend and you're in for a big surprise. Professional dancers Thomas McFadyen Ramsey and Wallace Sulley. pupils from Hillhead High School — accompanied by passing shoppers —will be getting down in the aisles. Part of Glasgow Dance Project’s programme of residencies in public spaces. For more information call: 0I4l 287 0104.
I SECC Finnieston Quay. 248 9999.
lord Di The Dance Sat 25—Wed 29 Jan. 8pm. £23—£26. Michael Flater — former star of big bucks Celtic dance extravaganza Ril‘t’l‘t/(lllt'e’ and now its biggest rival — brings his breakaway show Lord ()j'T/w Dance to Glasgow. only weeks before Rll't’l'tltlll('(’ is due to sel scores of fast-moving feet down in Edinburgh Playhouse. Both shows are big box-office sellers. and if you're sold on the whole Riverr/um't' thang you'll be equally wowed by either. See feature. page 18.
I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE I3-29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: l.. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Variete Thurs 6~Sat 8 Feb. 8pm (Sat mat 3pm). £4.50—£ I4.50 (£5.50—£ l 2.50). See Theatre listings.
Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days belore publication. Comedy listings compiled by Ellie Carr.
COMICS ON TAP
Following the unexpected closure of Tapsters. 2 Howden Street. Edinburgh. Comics On Tap are now looking for a new venue. Contact Stuart Potter on 013] MI 1635.
I Burns Eve With llorman McLean The Renfrew Ferry. 552 0588. Tickets: 287 55 l 1. Doors: 7.30pm Norman McLean; 9pm ceilidh. Tickets: £7.50 McLean and ceilidh; £5 ceilidh only. The Highland king of comedy celebrates the nicht afore Burns Nicht with his traditional mix of mainly English and a few Gaelic jokes; followed by live music and a traditional ceilidh to round off a richt guid nicht. Part of The Big Celtic Fringe.
I The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 l550. Doors ope-n Spin-lam (show runs 9—I lpm). At least live acts for £5 (£4. benefit only no student concessions) Fun and laughter on Friday nights from The Stand at The Tron. with this week‘s hand-picked selection of stand-ups to include Vladimir (a common enough Scots name)
Rick Angeli, 5 Adrianiﬁquqgton
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McTavish. compere of the I996 Fringe show Best OfSt‘ortislr C nmalv. Geordie Gavin Webster. Glaswegian Jo Mackenzie and Craig Mitchell from Hamilton. Jane Mackay is your hostess with the mostest.
SATURDAY 25 Edinburgh
I Club Drouhaha! Gilded Balloon. 233 COWgate. 226 6550. 7.30—l0.30pm. £4 (£3). The comedy club with the silly name steams into I997 with more fortnightly nights of stand-up. sketches. improv and fun and games from comics both rising and risen. The first Broultu/ra.’ of the year also features acts from four local hopefuls trying out for the 1997 BBC Comedy Awards crown. lfyou fancy vourchances in the next few rounds of Scottish regional heats call 0990 I I6 644. Finals take place during this year‘s Edinburgh Fringe.
THURSDAY 30 Edinburgh
I The Stand downstairs at Christie‘s. West Port. In formation 662 4467. 8.30pm— Iam (show runs 9.30—I l.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Dive into your local comedy den and spend some time in the company ofexperienced stand-ups Dave Williams. Gordon Brunton and Dundonian .loon Broon. Stand first-timer Susanne Fraser from Edinburgh and guest compere. former That's Life presenter Kevin [)evine. Plus one open spot for the brave and uninitiated.
FRIDAY 31 « Edinburgh
I The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 I550. Doors open Spin—lam (show runs 9—I lpm). At least
live acts for £5 (£4. benefit only no student concessions). Noel James. Gerry Grant and the weirdly-named Silky are on tonight‘s bill at the latest satellite of the capital‘s ever-expanding comedy club. .lane Mackay comperes.
I Bruce Morton Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. 01236 732887. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). Top Scottish comic and star of several series of his very-own show on Channel 4 — the wiry and wide-eyed but deadpan with it Mr Morton returns to the live circuit with a new show.
I Vladimir McTavish, Frankie Boyle and Dame Sybille Pleasance Societies Centre. 60 The Pleasance. 650 2349. Doors open 8pm; show begins 9.30pm. £5 (£3). Happy Hour after the show. The third of live pint-size servings of frothy comedy from the Newcastle Brown National Comedy Network. with Scottish stand-ups Boyle and McTavish sharing a dressing room with cross-dressing Canadian Corky And The Juice Pigs member Dame Sybille.
I The Stand downstairs at Christie's. W‘sl Port. Information 662 4467. 8.30pm— I am (show runs 9.30—l 1.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). At this week’s edition of the easy-going and popular comedy club. I996 Daily Yt’h’gIYlp/l/AVIIIOll Open Mic award winner Frankie Boyle nips over from Pleasance for his second gig of the evening: with support from west-coaster Mark Bratchpiece. Falkirk's Kirsty Robinson and special guest compere Dave Williams. Plus two open spots for those who dare.
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