THEATRE comedy

DRAMA & DANCE continued



935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868.

Dawn Hartley/Andy Howitt Until Fri 2! Mar. 8pm. £4 (£2). Two Scottish choreographers present the results of a trip to work with Spanish choreographer Vincente Saez in his Valencia studio. Hartley's piece Here (Thurs 20 Mar) marks a development from Stop! (in! seen at Edinburgh’s Traverse in November 1996. hinting at characters and emotional states encountered on her journey. Howitt's work (Fri 21 Mar) is an ambitious experimental project using dance. video. lighting and sound to explore the idea of ‘spatial manipulation'. Part ofGlasgow’s New Moves dance festival.


Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Tap Dogs Until Sat 22 Mar. Thurs 8pm; Fri/Sat 7.30/l0pm. £6/£ l 2. Dein Perry's Tap Dogs return with a new cast and a new version of the show that wowed the world with its showstopping sextet of beefy tap-dancing brickies who construct a set of scaffolding. girders. ropes atid ladders with ititilti-tappable surfaces as they go. Book early: the steel toe-capped tappers sell otit wherever they go. See review. page 58. Romeo And Juliet Tue 3—Sat 12 Apr. 7.15pm; mats 5 Apr 2. lSpm/lt) Apr 1.30pm/l2 Apr 2.15pm. £3.50—£32. Scottish Ballet presents Cranko’s traditional interpretation of the enduring love story set to Prokofiev's rich. sweeping score.


25 Albert Drive. 287 55l 1. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C]. Let Her Body Become A Living Letter


to join the studio audience for a special cabaret edition of BBC Radio Scotland’s Arts and entertainment programme


Friday 28th March - Good Friday


presented by Peter Easton

Broadcast Live 10.10 - 11.10pm and there is a bar. Free admission Doors open 9.45pm Phone 0131 248 4273

to ensure YOUR name is on the guest list.

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Star-crossed lovers: Campbell McKenzie and Yurie Shinohara in Scottish Ballet's Romeo And Juliet

Wed 2»-Sat 5 Apr. 8pm. £6 (£4). Glasgow-based Victoria Beattie aitd her company Crush return to crash around Tramway with more iii the vein of last year's strangely compelling physical/verbal/emotional outburst Blow/birds. See Preview. page 55.


DANCE BASE Assembly Rootiis. 54 George Street. 225 5525. Ticketline: 220 434‘). [Access: ST.

R. Facilities: WC. WS. Ci]

Appalachian Clog Dance Venue: 'l‘eviot House. Bn'sto Square. Stiti 23 Mar. Demonstration: Noon. £2 (£l ). Workshop: l-—3pm. £5 (£4 ). Try your feet at this noisy form of folk dancing courtesy of Dance Base and the Edinburgh Folk Festival. Wear hard-soled shoes. Suitable for all the family.


13/29 Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. [Access: l.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

Tap Dogs Mon 24~ Sat 2‘) Mar. Mon—Thurs 8pm; Fri/Sat (ipiii/‘)piii. £‘)-£l6.50 (coiics available). See Theatre Royal. Glasgow aitd review. page 58. EPWORTH HALL Nicolson Square. 'l'ick’ets: Queen‘s Hall. 667 7776.

Traditional Dance Workshops Sat 22/Sun 23 Mar. Sat l0.30aiii l2.30pm: Frank McConnell witli old Scotch reels; l~3piii1 Karin lngram with Lancers aiid Quadrilles. Stiit llam lpm: Shetland dances with Mats .‘slelin: 1.30 3.30pm Gillian Whitelaw teaches reels and setting steps. Sessions are £4 (£2.50) each: or £ l 2 (£7.50) for all four workshops. The Scottish Traditions ()f Dance Trust organise a whirling weekend of workshops iii conjunction with the lidinburgh Folk Festival.

PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. (i. C] Riverdance tintil Sal I7 May. £l0-—£30.50 (concs available i. 8pm; Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. If you've bought the video. the soundtrack attd the book of the show that went front seyeit-titiiiutc litiroy isiott filler to become the biggest- selling show of the ‘)0s» now ‘s your chance to see the real thing iii all its foot- stotiiping. e\hilarating glory on its first visit to Scotland. Dotti hang about though -- the step-dance e\tra\ agan/a had a £3 tiiillioii advance on the Mn office before it opened and the run has already been L‘chntlctl once.

ST BRIDE'S CENTRE ()rw'ell Terrace. 346 1405 [Access: PPA. l.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. (i. Cl Guts And Grace Fri 4/Sat 5 Apr. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Sheridan Nicol's Jau Arts Dance Company give a high- powered display of dance styles from street ftiiik to hip hop to the llasliy pyrotechnics of the big stage show s'.



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 compile by Ellie Carr.


The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 I550. Doors open Rpm—lam (show runs ‘)---1 lpiii). At least live acts for £5 (£4. benefit only -- no student concessions). Weekly. Frankie Boyle. Susan Morrison and Gordon Brunton appear at the popular comedy club. while Jane Mackay comperes. Plus a ‘top quality" open spot.



Club Brouhaha! Gilded Balloon. 253 Cowgate. 226 65.50. 7.30-l0.30pm. £4 (£3). A fortnightly feast of comedy from the makers of the Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit. with stand-up. ititprov. game shows. sketches atid late tunes for your atiiuseiiient. Ticket-holders will also have the chance to ground—test the taletits ofcontestants in the first round of the BBC New Comedy Awards. which take place as part of the Brouhaha! show. Dylan Moran Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 8pm. £8 (£4). The floppy-fringed yarn-spinner of County Meath who walked off with the Perrier award at last year's lidinburgh Festival returns with more rambling. tales of love. life and the kitchen sink.


Dylan Moran Tron Theatre. 63 ’l‘roiigatc. 552 3748. 9pm. £8 (£6). See Sat 22.

The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 0pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50). Weekly. Sunday night stand-up front the long-running comedy cltib with Frankie Boyle as headliner aitd Bill Dewar. Silky and newcomer Catiieron Crawford offering able support. Janey (iodley fills iii for resident compere Viv Gee who's having a week off.


Glasgow Clutha Comedy Nights (‘lutlia \‘aults.

Stockwell Street. 552 7520. Doors open 8.45pm. Free. Fortnightly. Stand-up as you sup your pint in the Clutha Vaults with Gerry Grant. Billy Bonkers, Jeremy Joseph and compere Gary Hagen.

THURSDAY 27 Edinburgh The Stand downstairs at Christie's. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8.30pm—lam (show runs 930-] 1.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Weekly. Dundonian duo Ruby Slippers. Geordies Reg Anderson and Paul Graham and one more act aappear at tonight's edition of the packed-out club. Susan Morrison is your more than capable compere aitd lest we forget there‘s an open spot too.



Cosy Comedy Cafe Java lntemet Cafe. 152 Park Road. 337 6727. Doors open 8.30pm. £2. Bar open until midnight. Tonight: Janey Godley. Silky and Jimmy Mooney. plus open spots.


The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. Doors open 8pm— 1 am (show runs 9-1 lpm). At least live acts for £5 (£4. benefit only no student concessions). Weekly. Stand-up star Bruce Morton joins Dundonian duo Ruby Slippers and impressionist Gerry Grant for a night of beer and laughs at the popular comedy club.


The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50). Weekly. See Sun 23. Line-up includes John Gillick. Gerry Grant arid others. Viv Gee returns as cotnpere.



The Stand downstairs at Christie's. West Port. Information 662

4467. 8.30pm— 1 atit (show runs

9.30—1 l.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Weekly. Mancunian former undertaker Dom Carroll. former 'I'liui'x Life presenter Kevin Devine. Mark Bratchpiece and another support to be confirmed. Susan Morrison hosts the proceedings and there's also an open mic



Come here and say that to my fish: Reg Anderson and trout at The Stand,

Edinburgh, Thurs 27