THEATRE listings



Morningside Road. Ticketliire: 220 4349 Sweet Charity Tue 8-~Sat I2 Jun. 7.30pm. £8. Your chance to spend a little time with the brash and brassy musical. presented by the good people from Allegro. Showstoppers include ‘Rhythm of I.ife.' and ‘If My Friends Could See Me Now." as well as the always fabulous ‘Hey Big Spendert'

PLAYHOUSE I8~22 Greensitle Place. 557 2590. Hi. we. war

Annie Until Sat 29 May. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm a 7.30pm. £ l0.50-s£22.50. Savages inspired turn as Miss Hannigan lends some bite and bile to tire feelgood musical about the ginger orphan with a heart of gold. Beware the insidiotrs charms of "Tomorrow" however. for once it‘s rtr your brain. yotr may never be rid of it.

30 May. Sat 3.30pm; Sun I l.30arn 84 2pm. £5 (£4). David Greig's effortlessly charming fatnin musical is graced with some fine performances from some of Scotland's best actors. See review.

Last Stand Thu 3~Sun 6 Jun. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). Glasgow's Vanishing Point. already the beneficiaries of an SAC grant for their next production. bring their well I'CCCI\'t(J current show to Edinburgh. See preview page 54.

Monday Lizard Mon 7 Jun. 8pm. New

work presented in rotrgh and ready form by some of the country's leading writers and performers.

Tartan Pagodas Wed 9 Jun. 8pm. £8 (£4). Norman Maclean's Gaelic comedy from the acclaimed 'I‘S()G company.



l.adywell Way. h'ltisselburgh. 665 2240. (P. H. Ti“. WC. WA]

Morag Alexander School Of Dance Annual Show Tue 8-Wed l6 Jun.


Comedy is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Comedy listings compiled by Rob Fraser.



Velvet Cabaret Velvet Rooms. 520 Sauchiehall Street. 338 2908. 7.30pm. Free. BBC Scotland's sketch and stand up team strut their stuff. Booking required.

Slash Dot Comedy Rainshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 287 55 I I. 8pm. Free. BBC Music Live event bringing welcome exposure to new and emergent acts.

West Port. 228 3765. 1.30am. £2. Taking the piss in the wee small hours are the heckler-hungry likes of Susanne Fraser. Janey Godley and Joe Heenan. - The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). For once. an Essex girl is the person dishing out the gags. as Gina Ryan makes her Stand debut. Homegrown talent in the form ofJohn McGuinness. Dougie Dunlop and guest host Graeme Thomas give her a warm welcome.

Christie’s Comedy Cellar W.J. Christie & Son. 27—3I West Port. 228 3765. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Joe Heenan is the compere. piping aboard girl guide leader irt need of guidance H.M. Bayonette and the ever charming Viv and Jill.

ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Anttual offering from Grirrdlay Street. 248 4848. [P. H. TT. the titular seat of learning. with ballet. WC. WA] modern. Scottish and jazz. on the menu.

Britannia Rules Tue l—Sat I2 Jun. 8pm; .- __ -._-

Phil Kay The Vale. Dundas Street. 332 l

4928. 8pm. £5. The wild-eyed comic genius does his one-of-a-kind stream of I Glasgow consciousness sttrff. Just A Minute - Paul Merton King‘s

Wed til- Sat 2.30pm at 8pm. £74; I 5. Lil. FESTIVAL THEATRE Cheshire Cat Comedy Club Waxy's. 20 Theatre. 297 Bath Street. 287 5511. Lochhead’s look at life during and after 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [II. Candleriggs. 552 87l7. 9pm. Free. Guitar 7.30pm. Free. Nicolas Parsons keeps wartime. See preview page 54 WC. WA] hero Sandy Nelson is joined by Dick and score and order as Paul Merton and three

Showcase Thu 27 May. 7.30pm. l-‘ree. Brilliant idea by the Lyceum, As a

Nederlands Dans Theater 2 Fri 28—Sat 29 May. 7.30pm. £7.50 £|8

Gary Hagen. with Raymond Mearns hosting.

fellow wits embark on flights of comic fancy in the long running BBC Radio

The News Huddlines King‘s Theatre. 297 Bath Street. 287 55 I I. 9. l5pm. Free. Roy lludd. June Whitfield and Chris Iintmett are the veteran satirists presenting topical comedy as part of BBC Music l.ive.

Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar. 148 Holland Street. 332 2l59. 9.30pm. £4 (£2). .-\II the way front the emerald isle comes Jolrrtny Swift. appearing alongside l’aul & Ray and ltost Billy Bonkers.

(£5.50-«£l5). Thrills and spills with high kickers from the low countries. See preview page 52



University of Stirling. 0I786 46l08 l. [R H. WC. WA]

Polarities Thu 3 Jtrrt. 7.45pm, £6 t£3).

\‘ideo projection combines with physical

panel game.


The Bearpit W.J. Christie & Son. 27--3l

West Port. 228 3765. 1.30am. £2. See

Thu 27.

Bruce Morton The Stand. 5 York Place.

558 7272. 8. I5pm. £5 (£4). The boy l

prelude to its Millennial season. an evening of highlights frotn forthcoming show s. Tickets are going fast. so call and book one if you cart. fluge discounts

av ail.:ble too ifyou book tickets for e\er'_\ show in the new season.

The Happy Gang’s Tartan Treasure Hunt Wed 9- Sat l2 .ltrrt. 9 Jun l0.30am at 2pm: I0 .Iutr I0.30atn. £5.50 (famin ticket £20). See Kids listings.

Morton is always ajoy to watch. and tonight he's joined by Gina Ryan. Rutherford and Merson and Paul

TRAVERSE THEATRE i comedy in a double bill from l-ecund . . McNeill. Guest host Joon Broon will 1 Cambridge Street. 228 I404. [P. II. 'i'f. Theatre. U/m Roi and T/lt’ (‘lit'rrv Edlnblfl‘gh ; have her hands ftrll keeping that lot in WC. WA] - ()rt'lrurt/ are the pieces given the l~'ectirrtl order.

The Bearpit W.J. Christie & Son. 27-31

Danny 306 + Me (4 Ever) Sat 29 & Strn 1 treatment.

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Sweeping Out The Dark Selected works by .Edwin Morgan Tue 1 Jun - Sat 12 Jun 8pm 27/24

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TARTAN TANTRUM The Physician and Firkin is the venue for this re-

launched night, bringing yet more quality comedy to the laugh hungry citizens of Edinburgh. As well as serving as the organisational driving force behind the operation, the always rib-tickling Lee Ness appears to l comic effect. See Comedy listings, 4 Jun. i

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