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I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Vatlété Until Sat 8 Feb. 8pm (Sat mat 3pm). £4.50—£ l4.50 (£5.50—£l2.50). See Theatre listings.
I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. ws. G. C]
Blverdance Thurs l3 Feb—Sat 17 May (previews Mon lO-Wed l2 Feb). £l0—£30.50 (concs available). 8pm; Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. If you've bought the video. the soundtrack and/or the book of the show that blossomed from from an eight-minute Iiurwision Song Contest filler to become the biggest-selling show of the 90s — now‘s your chance. The real thing has arrived. on its first visit to Scotland.
I MACHOBERT ARTS CENT HE University of Stirling. 01786 461081. [Access: P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C] Bichochet Dance Company Sat 8 Feb. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Young. trendy. short- haired. vest-wearing dance from London- based Ricochet. known for its democratic policy of letting the dancers choose the choreographers. The talented company is back in Scotland for a mini-tour with two new works premiered last fortnight in Edinburgh. First tip is Trending The Night Plain by thinking person‘s choreographer. Rosemary Lee. The second piece. by Venezuelan choreographer Javier De Frutos is a quirky. jerky number. performed to Stravinsky‘s dark. manic Les Notes. The two are beautifully danced. but offer little light relief.
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Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our otllces at least ten days before publication. Comedy listings compiled by Ellie Carr.
Following the unexpected closure of Tapsters, 2Howden Street. Edinburgh, Comics On Tap are now looking for a new venue. Contact Stuart Potter on 0131 441 1635.
I Margi Clarke The Pavilion. 121 Renfield Street. Glasgow. 332 1846. The brassy Liverpudlian stand-up/actress/self- styled sexologist talks about sex. again. In the live version of her anything-goes TV show The Good Sex Guide. 'If you don‘t like sex, stay away.‘ warns the publicity. So now you know. See also Cybersex feature. page 12.
I TIIB Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8pm—lam (show runs 9-l Ipm). At least ﬁve acts for £5 (£4. benefit only — no student concessions). Weekly. The Stand‘s end- of-the-week comedy blowout at The Tron featuring a club debut from Johnny Vegas (reminiscent of Steve Coogan. allegedly) plus shots at the mic for regulars Gordon Brunton and Mark Bratchpiece. Susan Morrison comperes.
SATURDAY 8 Edinburgh
I Club Brouhaha! Gilded Balloon. 233 Cowgate. 226 6550. 7.30—l0.30pm. £4 (£3). Fortnightly. The eclectic new club steams into spring with more nights of stand-up. sketches. itnprov. fun and games from comics both rising and risen. Your host is Joe Heenan and future guests include Gordon Brunton. Viv Gee. Bill Dewar and Marian Kilpatrick. Ticket- holders also have the chance to ground- test the talents of contestants in the first round of the BBC New Comedy Awards. which are part of the Brouhaha! show.
I The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm (doors 8.30pm). £5 (£3.50). With Edinburgh's Club Brouhaha! kicking off the search for this year's esteemed winner of the BBC New Comedy Awards. the quest continues in the West at Blackfriars. Hosting the first night is I996 Daily Telegraph/Avalon Open Mic Award winner Frankie Boyle. ably assisted by comic poet Viv Gee.
I Bottom live 3 - lloollgan’s lsland King's Theatre. Bath Street. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs on 287
55 II and all Ticketlink outlets. 8pm. £l2.50—£l7.50 (plus booking fee). Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson wind up marooned on a desert island with nothing but puerile fart jokes to keep each other warm. in the third instalment of the popular TV-show-turned-stage-show. See review. opposite.
I Bottom live 3 - Hooligan’s lsland King's Theatre. Bath Street. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs on 287
55 II and all Ticketlink outlets. 8pm. £l2.50—£l7.50 (plus booking fee). See Mon l0 and review. opposite.
I Bottom live 3 - Hooligan’s lsland King‘s Theatre. Bath Street. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs on 287 551 l and all Ticketlink outlets. 8pm. £l2.5()-£l7.5() (plus booking fee). See Mon l0 and review. opposite.
I Mark Thomas Paisley Arts Centre. 887 Hill). 8pm. £7 (£5). Uncompronlising humour from the man who brought you T/lt' Mark Thomas Comet/v l’rm/ut't.
THURSDAY 13 Glasgow
I Bottom live 3 — Hooligan’s Island King‘s Theatre. Bath Street. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs on 287
55 II and all Ticketlink outlets. 8pm. £l2.5()—£l7.50 (plus booking fee). See Mon l0 and review. opposite.
I The Stand downstairs at Christie‘s. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8.30pm-lani (show runs 9.30—1 l.3()pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Weekly. Mary Unfaithfull. Paul Graham and Jim Lavery with compete Susan Morrison are tonight‘s bill of fare at The Stand. Fast becoming an institution.
17th February - 21 March Tel: 0141 - 287 0498
CAS PUBLIC (Canada)
IMLATA DANCE C0 (England/South India)
RICOCHET DANCE CO LAURIE BOOTH
PETER BONEHAM COMPAGNIE TANDEM (Canada) (Belgium)
8: KULTYER DANCE THEATRE
(Scotland) COMPAGNIE THOR
(Belgium) iNSTITUT econ nnncn (Slovenia) DAVID DORFMAN (USA)
STICHTING VAN DE TOEKMOST
(Holland) DAWN HARTLEY 8: ANDY HOWITT (Scotland)
(Spain) MEET THE CHOREOGRAPHERS
JOSE NAVAS (Venezuela/Canada)
VIDEO PROGRAMME, EXHIBITION, PASTA BAR
The (ity at Glasgow (omit and W (ity (oundl's hem M09000! fund
TRAMWAY (CA COTTIERS STRATHCLYOE ARTS CENTRE
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