EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE ()ld ('oach Road. 01555 26l000. ll). “- W(‘, WA]
Mrs Hunter Requires in 20 Jul. 8pm. £6 (£4). l'iona Lindsay stars in this one-woman shovv based on tlte Iii'e oi l8th century poet and socialite Anne Hunter.
Rothes Square. 01592 6| 1 I01. ll’. WC. WA]
I Want TO Be . . . l‘ri 20 Jtll. 7.50pm. £5 (£2.50). A three-vveek rnulti media arts project organised by life (‘ouncil and TAG Theatre ('ompariy culminating in this live performance of theatre. dartce and music.
ADAM SMITH THEATRE Bennochy' Road. 0l592 4l2‘)29. Il’. H. W(‘. WA)
Treasure Island Thu )9 & Hi 3() Jul. 7.30pm. £5 (£5). See Kids listings. Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Mon 23» Sat 28 Jul. Mon 7.30pm; Tue Tiltl 2.30pm & 7.30pm; l-‘ri Sat 5pm tk 8pm. £15. See Ay'r'.
Kirkgate. 473 2000. (WA)
Macbeth Fri 20 Jul. 7.30pm. £|2
(£8 £l0). (‘utting lidge 'l’heatre ('ompariy' present their otttdoor production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy.
PITLOCHRY FESTIVAL THEATRE l’itlochry‘. Perthshire. 01796 484626. The Winslow Boy t'ntil t3 ()ct. Tittl l9 6'; Fri 27 Jul 8pm. £14 £l8 (£7 £9). Terrence Rattigan's tale of a father's obsessive legal battle to clear his son‘s
The Ladykillers t'ntil I3 Oct. Fri 2() 8; Tue 24 Jul 8pm; Wed 25 Jul 2pm. £l4—£l8 (£7 £9). (iiles ('rolt adapts William Rose's original lialirtg ('oriiedy' abotit a gang of. hapless villains.
The Admirable Crichton t'ntil 8 ()ct. Sat 2l Jul 2pm; Thu 26 Jul 8pm. £l4~£|8 (£7 £9). J. M Bari'ie’s satirical look at the British class system.
The Shellseekers t'ntil 10 ()ct. Sat 2| & Wed 25 Jul 8pm: Sat 28 Jul 2pm. £l4~-£l8 (£7 £9). Stage adaptation oi Rosamunde l’ilcher‘s I984 novel abottt the daughter of a successful painter. Let Wives Tak Tent t'niil I I Oct. Mon 23 & Sat 28 Jul 8pm. £l4v£l8 (£7-£9). Robert Kemp‘s adaptation of Moliere's l’rench comedy [fifth/e (It's fi'mmt's'. relocated to 17th century lidinburgh.
Amy’s View lfntil l2 ()ct. Thu 2 Atig. 2pm 8; 8pm.£14»£l8(£7--£9). l)avid llare's look at one vvoman's life through three decades of social and personal change.
Abbey Street. ()I 334 475000.
Parking Lot In Pittsburgh Thu 19 Jul—Sat ll Atig (not Sun) 8pm: Sat 2.30pm 8; 8pm. £8~£l4 (£5 £6.50). Hie/i Road's liileen Mc(‘allttrn stars in this avvard-vvinning play by Anne I)ovvnie: the humorous tale of a housekeeper returning home after vvorking in the States. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Fri 20 Jul. See Kids listings.
MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. ()l786 46l08 I. (P. H. W C. WA)
Scottish Youth Theatre Summer Festival Sat 28 Jul. 7.50pm. £5 (£2.50). An evening of music and drama from the participants in SYT's annual festival.
Treasure Island Sun 29 Jul. I lam. £2.50. See Kids listings.
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THE COMEDY CLUB @ CHAMBERS
Opens Thu 26 Jul. Chambers. Glasgow
Comedy nights in pubs often start with a Kevin Costner-Field Of Dreams-attitude: ‘if you build it, they will come’. Not so. A venue, sound system, willing comedians and a few flyers doesn’t guarantee anything. What will entice those all- important bums on seats is the promise of a good night where the quality of the acts is more important than the bar takings. Get one right, and the other should, in principle, follow in time.
James Campbell knows only too well about the pitfalls of working pub gigs having compered the now defunct Blackfriars Sunday night. Undeterred by the experience, Campbell believes he has a formula for his new Chambers venture which will build on the mistakes made by others: ‘I’ve been at clubs where I’ve done a 25 minute set, had a really good gig and got a tenner. And you just think, why did I do that? I’m trying pay everybody a guaranteed fee and use sponsors’ money to top that up.’
The new club will be monthly to begin with, a reassuring testing of the water, and more importantly, the line-up will be entirely made up of headline quality acts. Campbell has to come up with this philosophy which he hopes will benefit comedians, audiences and those hard task masters, cash registers. ‘There can’t be any duff nights; if you put on three acts who could all headline, then I don’t see what could possibly go wrong.’
And the ambition doesn’t stop there. With solo shows (Craig Hill and Adam Bloom have been mentioned) and non-politically correct nights (think Scouse tracksuits and bad perms), September will also see the reopening of Blackfriars, only this time on a busier Friday night. The success of these nights ultimately depends on a combination of public demand, venue agreeability and good old fashioned luck. Not a problem according to Campbell: ‘That’s the way comedy works. There’s no money in it; basically you do it because you love it.’ (Maureen Ellis)
The Stand The Stand. 333 \Yootilttlitls Road, 0870 000 (i055. 8.50pm. £5 (£5). l)otrr humour Tl‘tilll headliner Marian l’ashley in a bill vv hich includes (ierry (irant and comperc Stisaii Morrison.
Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar l'in Mac('ools. |6| l.othian Road. 622
7 [09. 9pm. Free. Attstralia‘s Mickey l). (ieorge .\'isbet and Kev in Spence join resident host Reg .-\nderson.
Noble Comedy Noble's Bat. 44a (‘onstitution Street. l.eith. 554 2024. 9pm. liree. Noble comedy continues its reign iii l.eith vvith the almighty holy man Reverend ()badiah Steppenvvollc lll. plus John (iot‘don. Steven Dick and compere Brandon Reed.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£5). Ireland's Joe Rooney takes a pop at music's bigvv igs. and his backing singers this evening are Donna Krachan. James i‘t‘l'gtlStill and compete Jooli Br‘oon.
Snatch Club The Liquid Room. 9e Victoria Street. 225 2564. l0pm 5am. £5.50 ( £2.50). Resident DJ and coriipere llarry Ainsvvorth hosts this vveekly ('ttrrv-o/t meets Ill—l)e-lli debauched cabaret. liach vveek there vv ill be a selection of guests. and competition host Dave Strong conducts the participatory fun and games.
The Stand The Stand. 55.5 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 9pm. £6 (£5 ). Susan Morrison introduces lreland's silly surrealist Joe Rooney. \v ho shall be lorevermore immortalised as I'ilI/It'l‘ 'It'tl's Father l)amo. l)onna ls'rachan. (iraeme
Mackie and l)elia (iallaclier stand-up in support.
The Craic House The ()uttiouse. l2a Brottghtott Street Lane. 557 6668. 9pm. l‘t‘ee. Attsti'alian backpacker Mickey l) stops oli~ lor another night (it comic criminality. aided and abetted by l)es Mcl .eaii and Skarik.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. t)plll. £0 (£5). .'\tlssie Steve lltighes indulges in some harsh humour. vv itli backing from Marian l’ashley. John McBride. Sandra Jolitistoti and cortipere Vladimir McTav ish.
Dundee Comedy Club The l)oghotise. l5 Brovvn Street. 0| 582 227080. 9pm. £5 (£4). Tllis evening‘s patter merchants are ('olin Ramone. (leorge .\'isbet and Martin l‘tirby. Joon Broon takes the cortipering honours.
The Stand The Stand. 555 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Hi 20.
Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. l48 Holland Street. 557 5587. 9.50pm. £5 (£4). l.addish humour from Richard Allen. (’harlie Ross and l)es McLean in an evening compered by Billy Bonkers.
Edinburgh The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See in 20.
The Vigorous Lime Quiz Of Joy ('urlers. 256 Byres Road. 558 65] l. 8pm. l-‘iee. Brush tip on your trivia. vvitty responses and current allairs tor a chance
to \v til the lirst pit/e ol .t crate ot beer at this vveekly villl/ night
Six On Sunday The Stantl. 1‘1 “(Midlands Road. lib-ll N)” 005.5
8 l5pm. t 5 (£2) lardrback l).t\ltl lsay vvelcornes to the stage dour one liner specialist Marian l’ashley. plus (ir'aeitte Mackic and Blair \\att
Canvas Comedy Club t‘anvas.
l5 l6 \\alls Street. 552 200 9pm £5 l'his evening's ga|a\y ot stand up stars include t'olrn Ramone. pcrlor'niance poet Robert lsnos. .\ritly \\ hrte. open spotter Sandra Johnston .trid compete ('hrrs Broomtield.
The Sunday Sermon State Bar. I48 Holland Street. 557 5‘8" 9 ‘vtlpm £5 (L4 l, lltc jJUUvi l\)t‘\t‘lt‘lltl ()badialt Stcppenvvolle preaches [H the [‘L‘Ht‘tletl lll his irreverent homily cabaret.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. l-r'ee vs itli drinks or a meal l‘reesty le ltmmrtess arid hangover banishing antics lrom resident dtto l’atil (italialli and Stuart Murphy.
Six On Sunday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 "272. 8. 50pm. £5 (£2) Donna israchan. James l‘ergtisori and Delta (iallagliei‘ are charged vv ttli casing your transition into the vvorkrng \veek vv till a little help lrom host (ir'aeme Thomas.
RCd Raw The Stand. .5 Yttt'k Place. .553 7272. 8.50pm. £l. More comedy nevvcomer‘s take their ﬁrst stepson the comedy toad under the vvatcltltil eye oi host Martin lirrby and headliner Brandon Reed.
Bridge Bar The Bridge Bar. (‘alton Place-1206528. The Bridge Bans comedy iiighl takes a break lot a levy vveeks. btit \v ill return on Tue 2l .-\tig.
Friends Of The Earth Gala Benefit The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). The prime oi Scotland's comedy talent turn out to do their bit for the env irortment.
The Ad Lib Comedy Club .»\tl tih. I ll Hope Street. 557 5587. 8.50pm. £ ’s. The Reverend ()l‘iltilitll Sleppetlvvtille lll indulges ill more hilarious healiiigs. ably supported by (‘harlie Ross.
Crazy Cabaret The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8pm. £4 (£5). A pic ‘i)‘ mi\ ol comedy. magic. character‘s. sketches and madness. Join Reg .'\lltlel’\till. Steven Dick and John Sinclair for an inspired menu ol~ gags. served tip to heat those midvveek blues. Departure Lounge @ PopRockit l’opRokit. 2 l’ical‘dy Place. 556 4272. 9.50pm. Free. Harry Ainsvvorth tests the mettle oi his qui/ cabaret devotees in a nail-biting light to the illlisll. ()iin the quickest. vv ittiest and br'ainiest can expect to vvalk avvay vv ith the top pri/e ol a case oi K (’ider.
Reg Anderson’s Fun Quiz Night The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9.30er. U to play. l’it your vvtts against host Reg Anderson lor the chance to vv iii cash and pri/es.
The Stand The Stand. 555 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 8.50pm. £5 (£5). (‘omedy crusader l‘rankie Boyle introduces music man Sandy Nelson and iii) McArthur.
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