idealist who genuinely wants to achieve a no-drink. no-smokes. no-drugs society. Call 0141 7740261 for more details. See review. page 58.

Archer. Glasgow Until Sat 19 Apr. 7.30pm. Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh Wed 23- Sun 27 Apr. 7.30pm.

Ctmtbernauld Theatre 8 May. 7.45pm. Paisley Arts Centre 9/ 10 May. 7.30pm.



935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Hallelujah Sun 20 Apr. 8pm. £5 (£3). Woodlands Community Dance Company provide a singing. dancing extravaganza. choreographed by Maxine Railton with Glasgow Gospel Choir.



54 George Street. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G] Egyptian Dance Hafla Fri 25 Apr. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Assembly alive! learns up with the Northern Arabic Dance Association to present the opening event of NADA's Egyptian Dance Weekend. Centring around a performance showcase there‘s also a costume bazaar. authentic Arabian food and special guest drummer Tim Garside. and captivating dancer Josephine Wise.

Robert Fish Band Fri 25 Apr. 8.30pm. £6 (£3). Robert Fish and co are now in their fifth year of regular monthly gigs at the Assembly Rooms. This mass ceilidh is bound to sell out. so if the Gay Gordons is your thing then be sure to book ahead.


Assetnbly Rooms. 54 George Street. 225 5525. Ticketline: 220 43-19. [Accessz ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G]

Flame/rm Venue: Church Hill Theatre Studio. Sun 27 Apr: beginners 11am—1pm; intermediate 2-«1.30pm. £20 (£15). Workshops led by Rosario Serrano. the star of Ditem/e Flame/1m. who has earned an impressive reputation as a flamenco dancer. choreographer. singer. actress and teacher. Shoes with a one-inch heel or Cuban heels required.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13—29 Nicolson Street. 5296000. [Access: 1... Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

Romeo And Juliet Until Sat 19 Apr. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2pm. £4.50—£30 (£4.50—£27). Scottish Ballet presents Cranko's traditional interpretation of the enduring love story set to Prokoliev‘s rich. sweeping score.


Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] Riverdance Until Sat 17 May. £10—£30.50 (concs available). 8pm: Wed/Sat tnat 2.30pm. The real thing in all its exhilarating. foot-stomping glory. on its first visit to Scotland. Book ahead.



Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. [Accessz PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sat 26 Apr. 7.45pm. £8 (£4). Cwmni Ballet provide an original adaptation of the Bard‘s immortal comedy. featuring eight young soloists from around the globe. with choreography by Darius James and music by Felix Mendelssohn.

MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. ()1786 461081. [Accessz P. PPA. 1.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Degrees Of Dance Thurs 1 May. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Stirling University‘s Contemporary and Tap Dance Association presents two very different styles of dance set to music ranging from Skunk Anansie to Broadway favourites from 42ml Street.



Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before ublication. Comedy listings compile by Claire Prentice.



The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. Doors open 8pm—lam (show runs 9—1 lptn). At least live acts for £5 (£4. benefit only no student concs). Drugs. poetry. song. dusting and lots and lots of sex are (allegedly) on the cards here with a bill including Tony Burgess. Ruby Slippers. Susan Morrison and ever-cutting hostess Jane MacKay.



Cosy Comedy Cafe Java Internet Cafe. 152 Park Road. 337 6727. Doors open 8.30pm. £3. Bar open until midnight. This fairly recent addition to the Glasgow comedy scene offers a packed and diverse line-up featuring John Riley. Martha McBrier. Joe McKenzie. lan Foy. plus open spots.


Club Brouhaha! Gilded Balloon. 233 Cowgate. 2266550. 7.3()—l().30pm. £4 (£3). A fortnightly feast of comedy frotn the makers of the Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit. offering stand-up. improv. game shows. sketches and late tunes for your amusement. The line-up this time round includes Marian Kilpatrick. Joe Heenan and Bill Dewar. Ticket-holders will also have the chance to ground-test the talents of contestants in the BBC New Comedy Awards. which take place as part of the Brouhaha! show.


The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50). Sunday night stand-up from the long-running comedy club this week boasts Fred MacAulay. alongside Mark Bratchpiece and Douglas Cairns. with proceedings overseen by Viv Gee. There's also a chance to weigh up the talents of Margaret Ann Docherty in the last round of the BBC New Comedy Awards. This is the last Comic Club fora while. They're taking a break. but will be back with a vengeance on Sun 1 Juli.


Twisted sense of humour: Leeds comedian Danny Brown makes his Edinburgh debut


Clutha Comedy Night Clutha Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.45pm. Free. Having kicked off last month. this new addition of ‘stand-up and stuff‘ to the comedy scene features spots from circuit regulars including feisty Viv Gee. Jane Godley and Gerry Grant.


Roy 'Chubby' Brown Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. All seats £13.50. The utterly foul-mouthed fat man returns to Scotland with tnore sick gags.



Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. All seats £13.50. See Wed 23.

The Stand downstairs at W.J. Christie‘s. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8.30pm-lam (show runs 930—] 1.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). ()ld and new pull the stops out to get the laughter going with Stand debuts for Londoners Adam Crow and Felix Riley. together with two open spots. all presided over by the catty compere Susan Morrison.


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Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Stre‘t. 5296000. 7.30pm. All seats £13.50. See Wed 23.

The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. Doors open 8pm--lam (show runs 9—1 lptn). At least live acts for £5 (£4. benefit only no student concs). The Stand continues to bring in fresh talent to spice up proceedings. Tonight: Danny Brown (a newcomer from Leeds). Richard Allen. Adam Crow and a character act from Neil Shackleton as. er. Neil Gallagher (the fourth ()asis brother. apparently). Presiding over the evening‘s delights is The Stand's regular hostess with the tnostest Jane MacKay.



Roy ’Chubby’ Brown Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 52") 6000. 7.30pm. All seats £13.50. See Wed 23.



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

4467. 8.30pm—lam (show runs

930— 1 1.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Stand stalwart and foul-mouthed magician Reg Anderson isjoined by piercings specialist Martin BigPig and lidinburgh lad Alan McQueen. while Susan Morrison hosts the proceedings. There's a double open mike spot. too. for those sallying forth on a prospective career in the heady world of stand-up.

ls either of these the acceptable face of Roy 'Chubby' Brown? Decide for yourself when the filthy-minded comedian appears at Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Wed 23—Sat 26 Apr

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