North Harbour Street, ()1292 611222. The Big Empty Thu 20—Sat 22 Jul. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Borderline Youth Theatre present Isabel Wright’s follow-up to Speedrun and Waiting Room, inspired


Edinburgh I The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place,


Glasgow 558 7272. 8.15pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 21. by members of the company. A young The glory so I The Fred MacAulay Show The Stand,

girl moves to a new town, and meets up fa,- . . . 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. m

with the local teenagers in a derelict 8.30pm. £7 (£4). Cheeky chappie Fred

building, where strange things begin to sets the standard for the night’s Glasng happen including the disappearance of entertainment. Challengers to his comic I SOS: Slx On Sunday The Stand, 333 all their parents. throne include special star guest Dylan Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055.

, Moran and resident support act Bill 8.30—10.30pm. £3 (£2). Jam-packed japes BOPWIOK Dewar and Brian Hennigan with their from comp John Gordon and a line-up PAXTON HOUSE Useless Guide to Scotland act. featuring five other guests including Alan 01289 386291. P, H, WC, WA] . McQueen, Colin Ramone and Bill Bruce. Romeo And in iet Sat 22 Jul. 5pm. £8 Edinburgh I The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell (£6). See Edinburgh, llopetoun House I The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£4). More and preview. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Lyrical wizard comic capers from Drew Barr, Silky,

Sandy Nelson challenges you to sing David Kay, and resident MC Viv Gee Dundee while laughing, and his backing vocalists with an open spot filled by Billy Watson. DUNDEE REP for the evening are Craig Crookston,

James Ferguson and Sean Ashfleld. Comp Joon Broon lends a female voice. I Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 1—3pm.

Further Than The Furthest Thing .31“ Free with drinks or a meal. Freestyle

funniness from resident duo Paul and

Tay Square, 01382 223530. [R H, WC, WA

All My Sons Thu 20—Fri 21 Jul. 7.45pm (Fri mat 2.30pm). £4.75—£12.50. Arthur Miller’s first major success as a

playwright, this compelling drama blends Z'nn'e. Harr'SlOOks set. to del'ght Glasgow Stuart.

the ideological conflict between father the F0099 W'th th's Plecet bUt I Jester's Comedy Club Mansion’s I SOS: Six On Sunday The Stand, 5 and son with an exposure of wartime Glasgow audiences are pipping Cafe Bar, 63 St George’s Road, 333 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30—10.30pm. £3 profiteering and the American Dream. Edinburgh at the post with this run 1418. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). Tonight’s court (£2). The perfect antidote for back-to- AoMldsummer Night 5 Dream Sat at The Tron~ Hams: tale of a small jCSlCTS keeping the comedy cracks work blues. Resident comp Qraeme ....—Mon 24 Jul. 7.45pm (Sat mat . I d h . d. flowlng are Drew Barr, Nick Doody and Thomas introduces live acts including 2.30pm). £4.75—£l2.50. The theatre’s '5 an 05F m 'genous Lou Chawner. Sandy Nelson and Nick Findlay for some recently formed ensemble company DOPUIat'OO '5 UPVOOlEd to the UK I The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands fast and furious comedy.

present Shakespeare’s bewitching tale of by an indifferent coloniallst Road, 0870600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5).

fairies and love potions. government boasts a strong “near One-liners and crafted observation from

A Family Affair Tue 25-Wed 26 Jul. narrative conveying intimacy m 8 Andy Robinson. Sandy Nelson and Bill .

7.45pm. £4.75—£12.50. The Rep h.’ h I h I. . I Dewar keep the gags coming, with MC Edlnblfl'gh

ensemble perform Nick Dear’s adaptation Story W, 'C a SO aS_a p0 mca Susan Morrison organising the chaos. I Red Raw The Stand, 5 York Place, ofAlexander Ostrovsky"s play. A robust dlmenSIon- See prewew G/aSQOW' , 558 7272. 8.30—10.30pm. £1. Putting mix of farce and fury, the play follows Tron Theatre, Fri 28 81 Sat 29 Jul; Edinburgh their best collective comic foot forward the exploits of a corrupt merchant and his Ed/nburgh; Traverse, Wed 2 Aug I Scruffy Murphy's One Comedy Night are ten newcomers, all under the watchful misdemeanours. . . . . Scruffy Mur hv’s, 49/50 Geor ,e W Brid ’e, eye of Donna Krachan and uest closer TumTumTinker Wed 26 Jul. 2.30pm. £3 H'gh Road The Pav'llon commues 225 1681. 813m: Free. Residentbhost Reg 5 Fin McArthur. g

(4 for £10). Ages 5-10. Stories come to 't5 great trad't'on 0f DOPUIar Anderson welcomes two regulars from the

life as storyteller Tum Tum Tinker uses theatre with this rendering of the local stand-up circuit. m

mime, puppets and a magic needle to popular Scottish telly drama in the I The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place, . weave his spell. form of an extended episode. 558 7272. 8.15pm. £6 (£5). Stu Who? Edinburgh Cabaret Thu 27—Sat 29 Jul. 7.45pm (Fri charms the crowds alongside Paul I They're Welcome Here The Stand, 5

Throw away your inhlbitions and

& Sat mats 2.30pm). £4.75—£12.50. . McNeil]. Martin Furby and musical York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £7 (£4). Musical decadence in pre-war Berlin, enJOY 5“ the soapy dellght Of comedy from Craig 1111]. Joon Broon is Star of stage and screen Dylan Moran where the glamorous Sally Bowles meets Conventional IGlGViSiOn realism your comp for this evening. tops the bill at this benefit night in aid of and falls for an impoverished novelist. made flesh before you, See the Refugees Welcome Here and the , preview. Glasgow: Pavilion Wed 22 Refuge“ Survival Trus" Jane Macmy ' MaybOIO ' com eres with full su ort. 2—5at 26 Au P ' PP CULZEAN COUNTRY PARK 9 Glasgow 01655 884400. [R we, WA] V I Bob Doolally Mansion's Cafe Bar. ()3 WEnNEsnAY 26 Romeo And Jullet Thu 27 Jul. 7.30pm. £8 St George's Road, 333 1418. 8.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Stratford-upon-Avon based I The Open Until sat 22 Jul. 8pm (sat mat (£5). Suffering withdrawal symptoms Glasgow company lllyria take the bard outside for 2.30pm). £8 (£4.50—£5). The Byre from Euro 2000'? Why not join Scotland's I Vigorous Lime Comedy Club Nice this romantic classic. Drawing on the l Theatre and a company of local actors self-styled footie pundit for an evening of E ‘n‘ Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 Elizabethan school of theatricality, they , present A.B. Paterson‘s golfing comedy. mirth arid controversy. 5 0900. 9pm. £4 (£3). Headlining keep the piece fast and funny (not the death i Shirley Valentine Thu 27 Jul—Sat 26 Aug. I The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands ? honours go to Richard Allen with scene we hope), and drop in contemporary 8pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £8 (£4.50-—£5). Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See support from Charlie Ross and David references to keep you keen. See preview. I Lesley Mackie stars as the frustrated Fri 21. Keay, and the guest spot is filled by k ; housewife who ups sticks for the Spanish I Madcap Comedy Club The Des McLean.

Ir ' sunshine in the 13er Theatre‘s adaptation Fotherillgay, 17—21 Nithsdale Road, 357 . BOWHILL HOUSE 8. COUNTRY PARK 1 of Willy Russell‘s comedy. 53s7. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Frank Quinn steals Edinburgh ; Bowhill, 01750 22204. t . . the limelight from compere Billy Bunkers. I Skitters The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 ' Romeo And Juliet Sun 23 Jul. 6.30pm. 3 StII‘llng Drew Barr supports with more acts to be 7272. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Another serving £7 (£5). See Edinburgh, llopetoun House MACROBERT confirmed. of sketch-based comedy antics from The 7 and prCViCW. ! University of Stirling, 01786 461081. [R I Madcap Comedy Club State Bar, 148 Stand‘s resident team, which includes St A d H, WC. WA Holland Street, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). regulars on the scene John Glllick. John i

n Paws Romeo An Juliet Fri 28 Jul. 8pm. Drew Bar, Silky and Nick Doody are this . Littlejohn and Colln Ramone. ' CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE £6—£7 (£3—£3.50). See Maybole, Culzean evening's usual suspects. Introducing the i 93 North Street, 01334 474610. [R WA] Country Park and preview. line-up is comp Raymond Mearns. ; continUEd Over page

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