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City Square, 01382 434940. [P, 11, WC, WA]
Eh! That'll Be Right Sat 1 & Sun 2 Jul. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Futuristic musical performance set in a bizarre city where machines make the decisions and people are kept in cupboards. Features original songs by Michael Marta and a script devised by community groups with help from Anne Barber and Stephen Stenning.
Tay Square, 01382 223530. [R H, WC, WA]
Cabaret Thu 22 Jun. 2.30pm & 7.45pm. £4.75—£12.50. Musical fun amidst the decadence of pre-war Berlin where the glamorously self-destructive Sally Bowles meets and falls for an impoverished noveHsL
A Family Affair Fri 23—Mon 26 Jun. 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £4.75—£12.50. Nick Dear‘s version ofAlexander Ostrovsky's play is a robust mix of farce and fury. centring on a corrupt merchant and his underhand misdemeanours.
All My Sons Tue 27—Thu 29 Jun. 7.45pm (Thu mat 2.30pm). £4.75—£l2.50. Arthur Miller’s first major success as a playwright, All My Sons is a compelling drama about wartime profiteering and the failings of the American Dream, set against the ideological conﬂict of a father and son. The Playboy Of The Western World Fri 30 Jun—Mon 3 Jul. 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £4.75—£12.50. Voted one of the top twenty plays of the 20th century by the Royal National Theatre. J.M Synge’s comically savage tale depicts love, poverty and by )ocrisy in a remote Irish village. Colqu oun And MacBryde Tue 4—Thu 6 Jul. 7.45pm (Thu mat 2.30pm). £4.75-£12.50. Newish play by stalwart of the stage, screen and brush John Byrne, following the fortunes and forays of two of Scotland’s most legendary artists, Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde. The production also benefits from Byrne’s distinctive designs.
East Port, 01383 314127. [P, H, WC, WA] Morir Por Ti Thu 29 Jun. 8pm. £6 (£4—£5). Edinburgh-based contemporary dance company The Ensemble presents this raw and evocative look at a relationship as it moves from love to bitter brutality.
GREENOCK ARTS GUILD Campbell Street. 01475 723038. [11, WA]
The Real Wild West Fri 23 Jun. 7.30pm.
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£6 (£4.5C). See Glasgow Drama. Tron Theatre.
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. [R H, WC, WA]
Jaleo Flamenco Fri 23 Jun. 8pm. £9 (3 for 2 ticket offer). The Seville-based company sets the floor ablaze once again with its fiery blend of flamenco song, dance and guitar, plus some pretty fine hand clap ing. The Lairdzs New Kilt Sat 24 Jun. See Kids listings.
HOWDEN PARK CENTRE
llowden, 01506 433634. [R WC, WA
Our Town Story — From Cairnpapp e Mon 26 Jun. 7.30pm. Free but ticketed. Primary school pupils from West Lothian mix drama, dance, music and song to bring the area’s history to life. The performance premieres here before travelling down to the Millennium Dome in the autumn.
Buccleuch Street, (11896 823854.
Sex & Chocolate Sat 24 Jun. 8pm. £7.50 (£5). Fiona Knowles stars in a brand new comedy about life, love and Dairy Milk by multi-award winning playwright Rona Munro.
The Gentle Shepherd Fri 30 Jun & Sat 1 Jul. 8pm. £7.50 (£5). Cheviot Theatre revive this popular 18th century play which is typical of the pastoral and satirical styles of the time.
HOUSE OF DUN
Montrose, 01674 810264.
Romeo And Juliet Thu 29 Jun. 7.30pm. £8 (£6.50). Stratford-upon-Avon based company lllyria takes the bard outside for this romantic classic. Drawing on the Elizabethan school of theatricality, they keep the piece fast and funny (not the death scene we hope), and drop in contemporary references to keep you keen.
BOWHILL LITTLE THEATRE
Bowhill House, 01750 22204.
Sex & Chocolate Fri 23 Jun. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). See Central Drama, Wynd Theatre.
University of Stirling, 01786 461081. [P, 11. WC. WA]
4 On The Floor Sat 24 Jun. 2pm 6’; 7pm. £2.50. A new multi-media event performed by the MacRobert Youth Groups, featuring dance, music, stories and moving images created by the groups themselves.
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The Fred MacAulay Show The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.15pm. £6 (£5). Mr MacAulay takes time out from his hectic TV schedule to appear at his monthly spot. He is joined by special guest Tim Clark and resident duo Bill Dewar and Brian llennigan in their ‘Useless Guide to Scotland’ show. Madcap Comedy Club State Bar, 148 llolland Street, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). The guitar-toting Sandy Nelson takes top slot, with support from Lou Chawner and Liz Sneddon.
It's A Scream Curlers, 256 Byres Road, 338 6511. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Glasgow girl Janey Godley headlines the hilarity, with support from James Campbell and Richard Smith.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). More lively goings- on as Joon Broon competes a packed line-up with Frankie Boyle, Teddy, Edinburgh’s own John McBride and James Ferguson.
Brendan Burns Mansion’s Cafe Bar, 63 St George’s Road, 333 1418. 8pm. £7 (£6). Raucous Aussie antics as Brendan Burns delivers his in-your-face routine. llis non-PC humour has caused punters to walk out, but his endless energy and wit still endear him to the audience. The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, ()870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Guest compete Vladimir McTavish attempts to impose order on the raunchy Jo Jo Smith, Frankie Boyle and Neil Shackleton.
Scruffy Murphy's One Comedy Night Scruffy Murphy’s, 49/50 George W Bridge, 225 1681. 8pm. Free. Compere Reg ‘voodoo’ Anderson throws down the comedy gauntlet to two guests from the stand-up circuit.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.15pm. £6 (£5). Laughter-fest with John Flint, Reg Anderson, Bruce Devlin, and a Stand debut for Will Smith. Susan Morrison is your compere for this evening.
Bohemian Night Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 8pm. Free. Guest stand-ups and comedy newcomers at this free night. Robert Knox hosts the show, which also features music and comic verse.
Brendan Burns Mansion‘s Cafe Bar. 63 St George’s Road, 333 1418. 8pm. £7 (£6). See Fri 23.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). Same as Fri 23, only Jane Mackay
Ma cap Comedy Club State Bar, 148 llolland Street, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Tonight's chucklefest has a special guest headliner, with support from Lou Chawner and Liz Sneddon and more acts to be confirmed. Raymond Mearns
Madcap Comedy Club The Fotheringay, 17—21 Nithsdale Road, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). A dose of deadpan delivery as Michael Redmond takes to the stage. with support from Teddy and one other to be confirmed. MC for tonight’s shenanigans is Billy Bonkers.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.15pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 23 for line-up except Jane Mackay competes.
Bohemian Night Bar 10, 10 Mitchell Lane, 572 1446/1448. 7.30pm. Free. See Sat 24.
Jester's Comedy Club Mansion’s Cafe Bar, 63 St George’s Road, 333 1418. 8pm. £7 (£6). Glasgow’s own Janey Godley supplies the giggles in this Sunday solo show.
SOS: Six On Sunday The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, ()870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). John Gordon dips into this Sunday’s comedy pick ‘n’ mix, featuring new and established guests, including political polemicist John Flint and comedy couple Ray and Paul.
The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£4). Loadsa laughs with Richard Allen, Des McLean, Toney Coffey, fresh face John Dickson and MC Viv Gee.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 1—3pm. Free with drinks or a meal. Freestyle funniness from resident duo Paul and Stuart.
SOS: Six On Sunday The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). The gagtastic Graeme Thomas hosts this mixed bag of comedy capers. featuring both established and new acts, including expert observationalist Neil Shackleton and teenage terrorist Teddy.
Fife Comedy Club Path Tavern, Mid Street, 01592 263671. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Packed line-up for the last show of the summer season, including Glasgow Stand compere Frankie Boyle, Graeme Thomas, Dunfermlinc teenager Euan Mushct and wacky songster John Sinclair. Resident compere Joon Broon keeps the men on their toes. Club will reopen in September.
Red Raw The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30—10.30pm. £1. Keara Murphy steps up as host of this regular novice night, featuring eight stand up virgins. Nick Findlay is the veteran guest closer.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. No Stand tonight folks! lt’s booked fora private function.
Skitters The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Sketch-based comedy from the usual comic crew, directed by Mark Pencak.
Gilded Balloon Studio Gilded Balloon, 233 Cowgate, 226 6550. 830—930an Free. Comedy outwith the festival madness from the Gilded Balloon. and better still, it’s completely free. The new Wednesday night slot features four up- and-coming comedians in an hour of laughter-infused entertainment.
World Of Comedy Quiz The Stand, 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £1 per
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