THEATRE LISTINGS continued
CENTRAL DRAMA & DANCE
Kildrum, 01236 732887. [R H, Tl‘, WC, WA] Don't Dress For Dinner Fri 3 & Sat 4 Nov. 7.45pm. £5 (£3.50). The Apex Players present Marc Camoletti’s French farce.
Park Place. Tickets 01382 345466 [R WC, WA} Bal et lmaginaire Until Thu 2 Nov. See Glasgow, Mitchell Theatre.
Tay Square. 01382 223530. [R H, WC, WA] Changing Kevin's Story Sat 4—Sat 25 Nov (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £5.75-£12.50. Mixing comedy with music and drama, Chris Rattray’s sequel to The Mill Lawies follows Kevin in his dream to become a rock star;
EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE
Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. [P, H, WC, WA]
Boogie Nights - The Musical Tue 7—Sat 11 Nov. 7.30pm. £6—£7 (£4—£5).
Xceptional Ventures Theatre Company dons its platforms for this musical extravaganza ~ co-written by Shane Ritchie.
FALKIRK TOWN HALL
Weslt Bridge Street, 01324 506850. [R WC, WA
Sex 8: Chocolate Thu 16 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Award-winning playwright Rona Munro and award-winning actress Fiona Knowles hook up once again for this new comedy drama. Jan has just hit 50, and faced with a long bank holiday weekend alone, she embarks on an adventure ﬁlled with yep, you guessed it, sex and chocolate.
GREENOCK ARTS GUILD
Campbell Street, 01475 723038. [H, WA] Brigadoon Wed 8—Sat 11 Nov. 7.30—9.30pm. Swirling mists and bagpipes galore in this popular musical about the mysterious town of Brigadoon.
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. [R H, WC, WA Donlt Forget Me Mon 13 Nov. 7.30pm. £750 (£3.75-£5). See Glasgow, Tron Theatre.
Greenock Road, 01475 689777.
Hail Caledonia Sun 5 Nov. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£7.50). See Edinburgh, Brunton Theatre.
MOTHERWELL CONCERT HALL
Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, 01698 267515. [R H, WC, WA]
The Magic Of Ballet Mon 6 Nov. 8pm. £10 (£8). Ballet Ireland delivers a Tchaikovsky gala, with highlights from Swan Lake, Nutcracker and more.
High Street, 01738 621031.
Medea Thu 2—4 Nov. 8pm. Theatre Babel presents Liz Lochhead’s acclaimed re- working of the Euripides’ play.
A Great Reckonin Fri 10—25 Nov. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). A new play set in 1437, when a troupe of actors arrive in Perth to ﬁnd King James 1 murdered, and set about discovering the events that led to his death. See preview.
Universit of Stirling, 01786 461081. [R H, WC, WA]:
The Millennium Gang Show Wed Hat 11 Nov. 7.30pm. £5.20—£6.50 (£4.20). Songs and sketches from Stirling Scouts and Guides.
74 THE LIST 2—16 Nov 2000
THURSDAY 2 Glasgow
Wicked Witches Go West The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). A belated Hallowe’en celebration and an all-female line-up featuring Gina Ryan, Jane Mackay, Pauline M plus com re Joon Broon. Canvas Comedy C ub Canvas, 13-16 Walls Street, 333 1418. 9pm. £5. Allan Miller is let loose on the mic for some typically hyperactive ranting. He is joined on stage by Raymond Mearns, Keara Murphy and resident compere Jane Godley.
Ma cap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9pm. £4 (£3). John Gillick and Viv Gee entertain
' the troupes whilst compere Billy
Bonkers organises the chaos.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Laughter to the rafters with Susan Morrison, Graeme Thomas, Charlie Ross and guest
com re Frankie Boyle.
Wor d 0f Comedy Quizshow Gilded Saloon, 233 Cowgate, 226 2151. 9pm. ‘ £1 to play. Bill Dewar initiates you into the strange world of comedy trivia.
The Dunfermline Comedy Club Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 314127. 9pm. £5. More talent from across the water as Ireland’s Kevin Hayes explores God, religion and the apocalypse. Support comes from the baby-faced Steven Grant .
The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Ex- presenter of The Sunday Show, Donna McPhail, is the evening’s main attraction with support from camp comic Craig Hill and Charlie Ross. Jane Mackay comperes.
Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13—16 Walls Street, 333 1418. 9pm. £5. Surreal stories and outrageous observations from Tony Law, who is ably supported by Viv Gee, Aussie star Ray Crawford and compere Mike Milligan.
Scruffy Murphy's One Comedy Night Scruffy Murphy’s, 49/50 George IV Bridge, 225 1681. 8pm. Free. Standing up for stand-up tonight are Arthur Crisps, Scott Zimmerman, Tom Souther and resident compete Reg Anderson. The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Gina Ryan proves she is more than your average Essex girl and is supported by Pauline M and Raymond Mearns. The host for this evening is Susan Morrison.
The Edinburgh And Beyond FHM Comedy Tour The Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance, 650 2349. 8pm. £10. As the name suggests, FHM’s pick of the Fringe returns home for one night only. Lee Mack may have less fond memories of the city after losing out on a Perrier, nevertheless, he is accompanied by BBC New Comedy Award winner Dan Antopolski, The Fast Shaw’s Simon Day in his Billy Bleach pub know-it-all guise, and star of ‘The Comedy Zone’, Karen Taylor.
Madcap Comedy Club At Cumbernauld Theatre Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, 01236 732887. 8pm. £3.50. Turning comedy tricks this evening are the Rev Obediah Steppenwolfe Ill, Craig Crookston and host Billy Bonkers.
SATURDAY 4 Glasgow Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13-16 Walls Street, 333 1418. 9pm. £5. Irish charmer Michael Redmond keeps the comic quips coming with support from Ray Crawford, Marty Benn and compete Janey Godley. The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 3 with Susan Morrison as compere. Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). John Gillick headlines with support from Roland Gent, Mark Bratchpiece and resident host Billy Bonkers.
Reg Anderson's Comedy Cellar W.J. Christie’s, 27—31 West Port, 221 1099. 9pm. £3. This evening’s patter merchants are Sue Capon, Les Matherson, George Green and host Reg Anderson.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 3 only Jane Mackay MCs.
Fred MacAulay Palace Theatre, 9 Green Street, 01563 523590. 7.30pm. £10 (£8.50). He may seem like the dictionary deﬁnition of ubiquitous, but this is actually MacAulay’s ﬁrst major tour of Scotland (if you don’t count his numerous road trips with a certain footballer). Turning his back on TV and radio, albeit temporarily, Fred delivers his ﬁnely honed observational humour live and direct.
Jerry Sadowitz East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. 8pm. £7 (£5). Magic show from the brash all-rounder, who has an equally lucrative career as a chat show host and stand-up.
The Beginners Guide To Camp The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). The graduates of Glasgay’s crash course in comedy show the results of their tuition under the watchful eye of Craig Hill and Charlie Ross.
The Vigorous Lime Quiz of Joy Curlers, 256 Byres Road, 338 6511. 8.30pm. Free. Ever wondered how you would fare on Have I Got News For You? Well, now’s your chance to ﬁnd out in this comedy quiz where points are awarded for correct answers and also for the wittiest and funniest responses. With a chance to win a crate of beer, you could be on to a winner.
The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£4). Mike Milligan struts his stuff as the main stand-up star. Roland Gent and Keara Murphy support whilst James Campbell is the new resident MC.
Clare Summerskill Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 9pm. £6 (£4). Written especially for Glasgay! Clare Summerskill returns with a new show, which mixes songs and stand-up, entitled ‘An Evening with Clare Summerskill’.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 1pm. Free with drinks or a meal. Freestyle funniness from resident duo Paul and Stuart.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558
' 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Guest compere
John Gordon leads out the line-up which features Susan Morrison, Chris Ozog and Sean Ashﬁeld.
llrkcaldy Fife Comedy Club Path Tavern, Mid Street, 01592 263671. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Gina Ryan takes the top slot with support from Graeme Thomas, Euan Mushet, plus regulars in the Kingdom, Joon Broon and John Sinclair.
The Comedian's Tattoo Dreadnought Hotel, 17/19 Whitbum Road, 01506 630791. 8.30pm. £5. Mitch Benn is the evening’s leading man with star backing from Craig Crookston, Joe Heenan and oompere Raymond Mearns.
The Crazy Ape Comedy Club Bar Zoo, 80 Dumbarton Road, 334 8012. 8pm. £4 (£3). Having outgrown it’s Offshore conﬁnes, the Comedyshop@0ffshore jumps ship to a bigger venue and takes on a spanking new name. Sandy Nelson headlines the opening night and is supported by Des McLean, Des Clarke, the Reverend Obediah Steppenwolfe III, plus there’s an open spot from Ed Hammill. As usual, Jamie Robinson does the competing honours.
Red Raw The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Miles Jupp takes control of the mic as the token male comic in this Dundee Women Special, headlined by Joon Broon.
Bulbous Fish Comedy Club Strathclyde University Union, 90 John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. £5 (£3). More student stand-up shenanigans, and braving the reluctant academic hecklers tonight are Sandy Nelson, Ben Darcy, Keara Murphy and competes Smith and Wessen.
Craig Charles - Sickbag Live 2000 Heriot-Watt University, Lecture Theatre 4, Riccarton, 449 5111. £12.50 (£10.50). The star of Red Dwarf and Robot Wars tours the UK with his stand-up show.
Rhymes And Misdemeanours The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Comedy with a poetic twist from Donna Krachan, Sheridan Strawberry, Eric Davidson and Brendan Moohan. Carlsberg Ice Comedy Network The Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance, 650 2656. 8.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Perrier nominee Richard Ayoade is back in Edinburgh and this time steps out from behind the coat tails of Gareth Marenghi to perform a solo spot. Matthew Holness and Alun Cochrane provide the support.
Fred MacAulay The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5. The man with the cheekiest grin in Scottish comedy previews new material from his forthcoming BBC show Simply Fred. Touring throughout much of November in large theatres, the cosy setting of The Stand should provide a welcome change. Vigorous Lime Comedy Club Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 9pm. £4 (£3). Richard Smith competes another night of hilarious goings-on with John Gillick topping the bill, Ben Darcy and Susanne Fraser in support and Chris Broomﬁeld ﬁlling the open spot.
Madcap Comedy Club At Glasgow Caledonian Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, 357 5387. 9pm. £4. Glasgow Caley students get their very own comedy club and the opening night features Parrot, Billy Bonkers and compere Joe Heenan.
Jerry Sadowitz Tron Theatre, 63