upwards and all the family. See preview. page 6-1. Call ()I-Il 552 4949 for more details. Tramway. Glasgow Fri 9—Sat I7 May. 7.30pm (not MonfTue); mats Sat IO. 1.30pm; Sun/Wed. 1.30pm: Sat l7. 10.30am. Seotlislt International Children 3' Festival. Edinburgh Mon 19 May. I0.3()am; Thurs 22/Fri 23 May. 10am; Sat 24 May. 4pm; Sun 25 May. 1.30pm. Perineum Intact-a 8: Plummeting Libido A free glass of wine before the show (City Wide venues only) will fortify you for this show written and performed by Janice McSkimming and Alison Park aka Tripod Theatre which centres on the pregnancy experience from conception to post-natal ward. Part o/‘Arlavfest. 'Iorvglen Community Hall. Glasgow Wed 14 May. 7.30pm. Birgit/ale Comp/er. Glasgow Thurs 15 may. 7.30pm. lxIr/tfie/d Centre. Glasgoii' Fri 16 May. 7.30pm. North Glasgow College. Glasgow Sat l7 May. 7.30pm. Citizens" Circle Studio. Glasgow Tue 20—Sat 2-1 May. 8pm. Red Road Goes To Hollywood A celebration of Hollywood musicals. presented by the not-so-young Red Road ’oung ’Uns on the City Wide touring circuit. l’art offlllavtest. 94 Red Road. .S’pringlntrn. Glasgoit' Sat 10 May. 7.30pm. Pearce Institute. Glasgow Mon I2 May. 2pm.

Grand Ole ()pl'\', (ilas‘goit' Thurs l5 May.


Bishop/oil) Residents Hall. Glasgow Tue 2() May. 7.30pm.

Scots Corner Broomhouse Theatre Company ventures forth on the City Wide circuit with a ‘hilarious new musical'. fttll ofGIasgow patter. good music and ‘a few tears'. I’art of‘Mavfest. ()rhiston Comp/er Fri 9 May. 7.45pm. Snowshow Russian clown Slava Polunin returns to Scotland with his colourful. funny. constantly surprising and occasionally melancholic show, which was one of the big hits at last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Call venues for more details.

King s ‘I‘heatre, Glasgoit' Mon I2 —Sat l7

May. 8pm: Sat tnat 3pm. l’art of.IIa\j/e.st.

Roval [seen/n Theatre. Iidinhnrg/t Mon 19— Sat 31 May. Mon-Wed. 7.45pm; liri 7.45 )lll'. Sat 5pm 8.30pm.

A Wholly Healthy Glasgow Dressing Room Theatre Company. recently co- fountled by playwright lain Heggie. aims to produce contemporary Scottish plays. kicking off with lleggie‘s own comedy set in a Glasgow health club. Two old hands see their con scheme threatened when a new kid arrives on the block an idealist who genuinely wants to achive a no-tlrink. no-smokes. no-drugs society. Call ()l~ll 77-1 ()261 for more details. ('tanherntntld 'I‘lteatre Thurs 8 May. 7.45pm.

Paisley Arts Centre l'l'i 9/8111 l0 May. 7.30pm.

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PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 25‘)(). [Access: R. i l.. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]



935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868.

A Border Crossing Tue (i/Wed 7 May. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Touring and preview. page 64. Part o/‘Mavf'est.


2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55 I l. [Accessz P. PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Fuenteovejuna Tue 6—Sat 10 May. 8pm; Sat mat 3pm. £5—£22.5(). The legendary choreographer Antonio Gades returns to Mayfest following the company's sell-out success with Carmen last year. This is the UK premiere and only UK date from the Spanish company which consists of 35 dancers. singers and musicians. who come to tell the tale of the inhabitants of

rule. are forced to take matters into their own hands. Part offlllavf'est.



2 [even Street. 220 434‘). [Access: R. l.. Facilities: WC. II. G. C. Help: A. AA] Moscow City Ballet Mon IZ—Sat 17 May. 7.30pm; Thurs/Sat mats 2.30pm. £l().5()—£I‘).5() (concs available). Mon/Tue/Fri/Sat: The Sleeping Beauty. \‘v’edfl‘hurs: Giselle. The touring company return to Edinburgh with two classical romantic ballets.

Riverdance Until Sat 17 May.


N people: Karen Grant and Brigid McCarthy in Group N's dance-piece Arrivals, part of A Border Crossing, at Mayfest and on tour this fortnight

£ l()—£3().5() (concs available). 8pm; Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. The real thing in all its exhilarating. ftmt-stomping glory. on its first visit to Scotland. Book ahead.


Cambridge Street. 228 l~1()4.[Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Closed Mons.

A Border Crossing Sat 3/Sun~1 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). See Touring and New Shows. page 6-1.



University of Stirling. Stirling. ()1786 46I()8I. [Accesst P. PPA. l.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Spirit Of The Dance Thurs 8 May. ()plll/8.-15plll. £l5 (£12.50). The Irish International Dance Company perform spectacular routines to traditional Irish music. together with pop-fuelled turns from the Russian Cossacks and top class dance from around the world. Celebrating Fifteen Years Of Exhilarating Dance Thurs l5/Fri 16 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50); apex £6 (£3). Phoenix Dance Company present three major works. performed to live music by twelve oustanding dancers. White l’ieke! l’ent‘e choreographed by l)arshan Singh Bhuller lifts the lid on superficial American bliss; l’a/nela 1.. Johnson's lire 's Re/Iet‘tion combines movement inspired by Rotlin's sculpture with live soprano sax; and ('ot'ering Ground is Shapiro & Smith's colourful. exuberant finale a free-wheeling exploration of the camaraderie and physicality of the Phoenix dancers.



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 Claire Prentice.



Graham Norton/Tina C The Polo Lounge. 84 Wilson Street. 553 1221. 9pm. £5. Best known for his appearances on Loose Ends. Father Ted and Carnal Knowledge. catnp comic Graham Norton brings his outrageous new stand-up show to Mayfest with an emphasis on fun and a special appearance from country 'n' western drag queen Tina C. who plays hostess. Part ofMayfest.


The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. Doors open Spin—lam (show runs 9—l lpm). At least live acts for £5 (£4, benefit only no student concessions). Weekly. Garrulous Glaswegians Susan Morrison. John Riley and Jo Mackenzie are joined by Martin BigPig. and the comic shenanigans are overseen by hostess with the mostest latte MacKay.



Cosy Comedy Cafe .lava Internet Cafe. 152 Park Road. 337 6814. Doors open 8.30pm. £3. A special bring-your-own- booze night is bound to ensure laughs a- plenty. aided by a line-up including foul- mouthed magician Reg Anderson. Gerry Grant. Paddy Burns and suitably mad compere Billy Bonkers.

Graham Norton/Tina C The Polo Lounge. 8-1 Wilson Street. 553 1221. 9pm. £5. See Fri 2. Part ofMayfest.


Club Brouhaha! Gilded Balloon. 233 Cowgate. 226 6550. 7.3()—l0.30pm. £4 (£3). A fortnightly feast ofcomedy from 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 sassy Viv Gee. Alan Miller. l)ave Williams. Esther Lindberg. Damien Arnold and if that's not satisfied your appetite for laughter tltere's art open spot too.



Bruce's Big Night In The Arches Theatre. 30 Midland Street. 221 9736. 8pm. £5 (£3). Big Bruce Morton hosts this varied night. at which artists perform ten-minute selections from shows about to open in the city. Expect everything from opera to comedy. with live music

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Is NDTZ the best young dance company in the world? Yes.’

Christopher Bowen of The Scotsman


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