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13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

The Singing Kettle - World Tour wed l5—Sun 19 Jul. Various times. £7 & £8 (£6 & £7). See Kids listings. page 75 and Touring.


6 New Street. 556 5204.

Theatrical Fabric Manipulation Workshop Thu 18 & Fri 19 Jul. 10.30am—5pm. £20 (£15) for one day. £30 (£25) for both days. An intensive workshop exploring theatrical fabric techniques.


Grindlay Street. 229 9697. 'l'l’. lAccess: P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (i. C. T Help: A. AA] Closed Sun.

Whisky Galore Until Sat 1 Aug. Spin. £7—£16(£1—£6). Sat 11. Wed 15 a- Sat IS Jul mats. 2.30pm. £9. Based on Compton Mackenzie's classic 1947 novel. this adaptation takes the form of a radio play dramatising the adventures of ati island of Hebrideans driven demented by wartime whisky rationing -- until an act ofdivine intervention saves the day. See review. page 55.



University of Stirling. Stirling. (11786 461081. [Accessz P. PPA. 1.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G]

Moondance Fri 1()& Sat 11 Jul. 11am. Sat 11 Jul. 2pm. £2.50. See Kids listings. page 75.


This section lists all future dates in the Central Belt of shows that are on tour. The Moscow State Circus ()ne of the world's most famous cii‘cuses presents a completely new show under an enormous big top. This is the first time the Moscow State Circus have visited Scotland since 1995. so be sure to catch them. See Kids listings. page 75. For details call (1836 552555.

Queen is Park Recreation (imimtl. Glasgow Until Sun 12 Jul. various times. Leilh Links. Edinburgh Tue 18-Mon 31 Aug. various times.

The Singing Kettle - World Tour Cilia. Artie. Gary and Jane perform their latest all-singing. all-kettling children's show See Kids listings. page 7. .

Theatre Royal. Glasgow Until Sun 12 Jul. various times.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre Wed 15- Sun 19 Jul. various times.

Wired for sound: Fletcher Mathers in Whisky Galore at the Royal Lyceum




Glasgow; Velvet Rcams, Thursdays from 9 Jul, 7.30pm; Radio Scotland, Fridays from 1.0 Jul, 11pm.

Getting herself connected: Adriana Moretti

Fame has its siiaie of perks. Partittilarly if, like Adriana Moretti, you have a sweet the star of Tenneiits" ‘FeminisT'/'ChativmisT' teleVision ads had been a regular Visitor to her lotal toffee shop Thornton's —A until one day . . . 'The girl behind the counter came out and linked arms with me, walked me right up to the counter and said, “oh, ! was watchnig TV the other night and 1 saw you and I said to my boyfriend 'her favourite chocolate is Viennese truffle’." So they gave me these ilf‘f.‘ samples people would come up and ask if I’d hurt myself. It was the ilf‘si the”; :1“. at I'w done tttat people have made a connection with.’

telorettr \'/:ll be hoping to make more COHTK'CIIOHS after her voute is heard by BBC Radio Scotland llSlt;ll(‘§‘i (in Velvet Cabaret, a new sketch and stand-up show winch Wilt feature fresh and largely unknown talent, 'I think it’s very well written,’ she says 'l? s ixali in heat, so :f you hate it it doesn’t last too long and if you love i, it gives you enough that you want more.’

Appearing FilCll'JSl’lf? lNlOTf'LlI are Gavin Mitchell, Steven McNicoll, Mark lvlc-ZDoni‘ii-i! and join: Ctiiitaiisoti, who receive the scripts on Wednesday night, and p0fitii'le them 1.“. front of a live audience at the Velvet Rooms on Thursday. The show is then edited down to 30 minutes for broadcast on Friday night —— the "l't11(,l( tu'novei being .1 bid to Illlelli!SCl()l)1t.allly.

The pilot show included the rapid-fire stand-op one-liners of John Flint, as well as satirical dais at George Galloway (a 1:.a Shaft), Jeremy Clarkson (3 fresh angle on Top Gear) ano a scene in which Sean Connery and Donald Dewar met a la Casablanca

'f.\’(‘!‘/‘.°/1VET'~’? you do, every city and country there's so much of a comedy scene and in Glasrio-x. there's a massive gap,’ says lvloretti. Though if the toffee oppovttiiiz‘ies continue, it’ll be her molars that need filling. (Brian Donaldson)


The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8pm. £4 (£3). John ‘hard man' Flint in his debut as a Stand headliner. with support from Susan Vale. Joon Broon comperes and there may well be one open spot.

Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, providing that details reach our offices at least ten da 5 in advance of publication. Come y listings compiled by Peter

Ross. THURSDAY 9 I mm“ 10 ; Glasgow Glasgow Mad Cap Comedy Club Sloan's. Argyle Cheshire Cat Comedy Club Waxy's. 20 ' Arcade. 357 5357. 9.45pm—lam. £5 (£4). Candletiggs. 552 8717. 9pm. Free. It's the Edinburgh Festival preview night

at this new Glasgow club. Dave Williams. Allan Miller. Colin Ramone and Suzanne Fraser will be giving you a sneak peek of their comedy wares. See review.


The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm—1 lpiii (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4). Frankie Boyle headlines. Support comes from Jo Mackenzie and Susan Vale. Susan Morrison comperes and there‘s one open spot.



Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar (downstairs). Holland Street. Charing Cross. 332 2159. 9.30pm (doors open 8.30pm). £4. Weekly. Subterranean

Weekly. Spill your foaming llagon laughing for no money at all at \'iv (ice and The liiipi'overts. Raymond Meai‘ns competes.

Velvet Cabaret The \'elvet Rooms. 520 Sauchiehall Street. 338 2908. 7.30pm. Free. The first night of Radio Scotland's spanking new comedy show includes a mix of sketches and stand-up. showcasing the best of the country‘s tip- and-coming writers and performers. See preview.


Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Son. 27—31 West Port. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £4 (£3). Joe Heenan plays host to Glasgow's Craig Crookston. Comedy Store ()pen Mic Award finalist David Kaye and Kevin Spence.