EDINBURGH DANCE continued
Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]
Tweed Venus Sat 31 May. 8pm. £6 (£3). Taking its cue frotn Brigutlomi and [11 SvIp/iit/t'. Arlette George's ironic new dance work is performed by Stephen Kirkham (The Featherstonehaughs) to live bagpipes. electro-acoustic music and text. See New Shows. page 63.
CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kiltlrum. Ctnnhernauld. 0236 732887. [Accessz PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
Rhythms Of Africa Sat 7 Jun. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). King Masco. the Michael Jackson of West African traditional dance. leads his troupe through two energetic hours of song. music attd dance.
MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. (H786 46l08l. [Acc‘css: l’. l’l’A. l.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. ll. (3. C]
British Gas Ballet Central Sat 31 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50); apex £6 (£3). The graduate performing contpany of the prestigious Central School ()f Ballet in London present a tnixed showcase for their talents. including a jazzy number set to (.‘ole Porter's ‘The Lady ls A Tramp’ and an excerpt from Northern Ballet Theatre's (;\'[I.\‘\' courtesy of BGBC's director. NBT's Christopher Gable. Dance/Opera Double Bill Thurs 5 Jttn. 7.30pm. £3. The MacRobet't Youth Dance Group and the MacRohert National Youth Music Theatre Group with three short dattce pieces and an opera by Peter Maxwell l)avies called The Two I'Yt/(I/(‘l'L
The Complete Works Of Shakespeare (abridged) Thurs 10 Jtiti. 7.30pm. £9 (£4.50). See TUUI'lllgI.
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 Ellie Carr.
Glasgow Billy Connolly King’s Theatre. 287 5511. SOLD ()UT. See review. page 65.
The StandThe Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. Doors open 8pm—lam (show rttns 9—1 lptn). At least live acts for £5 (£4. benefit only — no student concessions). Weekly. The weekend version of the ever-growing comedy club celebrates its first birthday with free cake for all and a spread of party-going comics. Badger-haired Stand regular Kenny Harris. T.J. Murphy and Pete Johnson do the party pieces while Jane Mackay keeps the whole thing under control.
Glasgow Billy Connolly King's Theatre. 287 5511. SOLD OUT. See review. page 65.
The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackft'iars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50). Weekly. The comedy club returns with a scorching sutntner season ahead. In the hot seat is resident compere Viv Gee. placing new talent in front of the mike and dragging in a few faces
Victoria Wood . . . and she probably does. The Midlands' funniest woman is at the King's Theatre. Glasgow. Mon 2—Thurs S
at Blackfriars Comic Club on Sun 1 June
from further afield. This week our Viv introduces professional loudmouth Stu Who'.’. Reg Anderson and Craig Crookston with Tackety Boots filling the operl spot.
Victoria Wood The King‘s. Bath Street. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs on 287 551 l and all Ticketlink. outlets. 8pm. £10.50—£l6.50. ()ne of Britain’s most popular comedians returns with a new one-woman show taking ajovial but dry look at what it's like to be middle-aged. female and not a size ten.
Clutha Comedy Nights (‘Iuttta Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.45pm. Free. Fortnightly. Still in its embryonic stages btit fighting (it. this night of stand- up and general madcappery features Viv Gee. Gerry Grant and Jo Mackenzie.
- TUESDAY 3 Glasgow
Victoria Wood The King's. Bath Street. Tickets frotn the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs on 287 5511 and all Ticketlink outlets. 8pm. £l().50~~£l6.50. See Mon 2.
WEDNESDAY 4 Glasgow
Victoria Wood The King's. Bath Street. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs on 287 5511 and all Ticketlink outlets. 8pm. £l().50--£16.50. See Mon 2.
THURSDAY ' Glasgow
Victoria Wood The King's. Bath Street. Tickets frotn the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs on 287 55ll and all Ticketlink outlets. 8pm. £10.50--£l6.50.
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. A special Stand night called Bt'ymttl ('mnpt'n'. featttring five Scots who‘ve all hosted the "Thursday night club. Saucy Susan Morrison makes her headline debut. with back-up frotn Stand momma Jane Mackay. Alan McQueen and former 'I'ltul'x Life presenter Kevin l)evine. Compering the comperes is 1996 Daily 'Ii'lt'gmph/Avalon ()pen Mic Award winner Frankie Boyle.
Cosy Comedy Cafe Java lntemet Cafe. 152 Park Road. 337 6814. Doors open 8.30pm. £3. Fortnightly. Janey Godley headlines at this relatively new comedy night. with support acts to be announced.
The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. Doors open 8pm—lam (show runs 9—1 lpm). At least five acts for £5 (£4. benefit only — no student concessions). Weekly. Heading the bill at The Stand‘s Friday night comedy binge is 1996 Daily Telegraph/Avalon Open Mic Award winner Frankie Boyle. Ample support is provided by Joon Broon. who treats us to tales of drunken promiscuity and comfort eating. comedy character act Neil Shackleton and Jo Mackenzie. Jane Mackay comperes.
SUNDAY 8 Glasgow
The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50). Weekly. Comic poet Viv Gee introduces Geoff Boyz. Susan Morrison and Jo MacKenzie. with newcomer Leighton Calvert.
THURSDAY 12 Edinburgh The Stand downstairs at Christie‘s. West Port. lnfonnation 662 4467. 8.30pm—1am (show runs 9.30—11.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Weekly. A handful of Stand debuts froin lidinburgh-Yorkshireman Jonathan Paylor and Aberdonian Mitchell Anderson. with familiar faces Alan McQueen and Jim Lavery. Susan Morrison competes.
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