THEATRE comedy

Spring Comedy Circuit I997



Donna McPhaiI

'British Comedy’s Top Bird' Hera/d

Fri 9th May 9pm Rothes Halls, GlenrOthes £8/6 O|5926lll0| Sat IOth May I0.30pm Cottier Theatre, Glasgow £6/4 Ol4l 357 3868 Mon I2th May 8pm Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley £7/5 0l4l887 IOIO Tue |3th May 8pm Albert Halls, Stirling 0|786 473 544 Wed I4th May 8pm Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh Ol3l 668 20l9



Geraldine MoNul

‘consummate character comedy' Independent

7th May 7.45pm MacRobert Arts Centre Stirling 0|786 46|O8| lSth May 8pm Rothes Halls, Glenrothes 0|S92 6| | IOI

l6th May 7.30pm Perth Theatre, Perth 0|738 62|03| l8th May 8pm Tron Theatre, Glasgow Ol4l 552 4267

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74 THE lIST 2—15 May 1997


-, and a regular spot for the Glasgow Film

Theatre. all played out in an informal. cabaret-style setting. Part of .Wuvft'sl. Clutha Comedy Night Clutha Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.45pm. Free. This new addition of 'stand-up and

5 stuff‘ to the comedy scene features spots

from circuit regulars including Marian

Kilpatrick. Billy Bonkers and Susan Fraser.


Geraldine McNulty MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 0|786 46108 I. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). The Gilded Balloon presents Ms McNulty in her popular one-woman show. in which two chairs. three elastic belts and 25 yards of good quality net combine to produce ten emotionally charged comic characters.



Chloe Poems The Polo Lounge. 84 Wilson Street. 553 I221. 9pm. £5. See the ‘cult champion of smut' in action as she unleashes her perceptive study of gay culture and outrageous character observations. tackling everything from body-builders to drag queens. l’url (if A’htv/t's‘l.


The Stand downstairs at Christie's. West Port. lnfortnation 662 4467. 8.30pm—<lam (show runs 9.30—1 1.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Weekly. ()Id and new pull the stops out to get the laughter going. with country 'n' western drag act Tina C. acerbic observations frotn Dave Williams. fast-talking Allan Miller and the angelic (1’) Susanne Fraser. All this and an open spot with comic antics overseen by catty compete Susan Morrison.



Chloe Poems The Polo Lounge. 84 Wilson Street. 553 l22l. 9pm. £5. See Thurs 8. Par! (tf'flluv‘ftflil.


The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 I550. Doors open 8pm— I am (show runs 9—] lpm). At least five acts for £5 (£4. benefit only no student concessions). Weekly. The Stand continues to bring in fresh talent to spice up proceedings with a debut for Newcastle Comedy Cafe compere Steve Drayton. together with impressions frotn Gerry Grant. scathing wit from Jane Mackay and a ‘quality-controlled‘ open spot. presided over by guest compere Susan Morrison.

Flighty performer: comedy's 'top bird' Donna McPhail tours Scotland this fortnight


5 Glasgow : Donna McPhail Cottier Theatre.

llyndland Street. 357 3868. 10.30pm. £6 (£4). The no-nonsense presenter of B BC2's The Sum/av Slime stops off on

i her current UK tour for some straight- ; talking chat and inventive musings in her i own inimitable style. l’ur! of‘Muv/t'sl.


Armando lannucci Traverse Theatre. 1 228 I404. 8pm. £8 (£4). The

Glaswegian-ltalian best known for his Arm/slice television shows and his writing credits include Knowing Me. Klimt/Jig You Will: Alan Partridge reads frotn his new book l-‘urrs Am/ l-‘unrit's and promises to take in everything from the General Election to his memorable if painful dealings with a pornographer.


Armando lannucci Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Par! uj .Wll\_’/t’.\'!. See Sat 10.


Donna McPhail Paisley Arts Centre. 887 1010. 8pm. £7 (£5). l’urr (tf'Muv/zcvr. See Sat l0.

Clutha Comedy Night Cltitha Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.45pm.

Free. On tonight‘s bill: Ray Mearns. Gordon Brunton and Gary Hagen.

' TUESDAY 13 Stirling Donna McPhail Albert Halls. Dumbarton Road. 01786 473 544. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Sat 10.



John Hegley: Dancing With Potatoes Citizens‘ Theatre. Gorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. 8pm. £8. Master poet Hegley accompanied by Nigel and Tony Curtis combines his uniquely droll verse with music and dance and proves he’s a fine little mover. Parr ufMuyyesr.

Edinburgh Donna McPhail Queen‘s Hall. 667 7776. 8pm. £8 (£6). See Sat 10.



Amy Lame in Cum Manifesto The Polo Lounge. 84 Wilson Street. 553 1221. 9.30pm. Free. A show about Gay Boyz and their sex lives. Not for the easily offended. Parr uj‘Maifl'sI.


The Stand downstairs at Christie‘s. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8.30pm-lam (show runs 9.30—1 1.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Weekly. Compere Susan Morrison keeps the line-up in check with contributions frotn yarn-spinning Frankie Boyle. Dundonian Joon Broon and Bathgate lad Bill Dewar. All this plus two open spots.

Rhinestone cowgirl: Tina C, 'the biggest queen in country music' tours Scotland this fortnight