Central Drama & Dance


CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildruni. (H 236 732887. ll’. ll. 'l'l‘. \\'(‘. WA] The Other Side Of The Door and What! Hi I & Sat 2 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Too short plays devised and written by members ol' ( 'umhernauld Yotith 'l'heatre. 'l‘he el‘l‘eets of war on innoeents is explored in The Other .S-I-(lt' (MT/1e Hour. \\ hile there are monsters lurking under the bed in ll'liul.'.

Project Macbeth Thu 7 l’eh. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). I)rama students l'rom (ireenlauld and (‘ardinal .\'e\\ man higli sehools join liot‘ees \\ ith pt'tilessitittztl actors and (‘umhernauld theatre to adapt Shakespeare‘s psychological thriller.

id l‘ri 8 Feb. 7pm. £5 (£3). Soulless eharaeters seareh lor their past in this fusion of original musie and prolessional ehoreography from West l.othian Youth 'l‘heatre.

Improagogo l-‘ri 8 l‘eh. 9pm. £5 (£3). A night ol itnpi‘oyisation US North l.anarkshire Youth theatres battle it out l‘or the eoyeted lmproagogo trophy. Porcelain Dolls Sat () l-‘eh. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). The pressures of modern living are e\plored in Tim l’rimrose’s play. perl'ormed hy the l.yeeuni Youth 'l‘heatre. Club Asylum Wed 13 l-‘eh. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). See (ilasgoys. 'l‘ron 'I'heatre. Sleeping Beauty Thu 14 I-‘eh. 7.45pm. £8 (£6). Ballet West perlorms the elassieal tale of the eursed Aurora.



lay Square. 0l382 223530. 0’. ll. \\'(‘. \VAl Women On The Verge Of HRT 'l‘ue l2 Sat l6 l‘eh. 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £5.95 £l2.‘)5. See lidinhurgh. Royal l.y eeum 'l‘heatre.

Mum’s The Word l'ntil Sat 3) l-‘eh. 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £6.95 £14.95 (£7.95 £ l 2.95 ). See Ayr.

East Kilbride

EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE ()ld (‘oaeh Road. (H.355 2(il000. Il’. ll. \\'(‘. \VAI

Alterations l-‘ri l (k Sat 2 l-‘eh. 8pm. £5 (£4). Hamilton Town Hall l’layers present a humorous tale ol \yomen eoping \y ith lil‘e-ehanging ey ents. set in a l‘)60s (ilasgoyy dress shop.

Broken Biscuits and Bark Yourself Thu 7 Sat ‘) lieh. 8pm. £6 (£4). (iadahout 'l'heatre presents a double-hill (it play s by (ilttsgtm \yriter (iordon lltiiit.


Maxwell Drive. 01355 2.18660.

Women On The Verge Of HRT Sat () l-‘eh. 7.30pm. See lidinhurgh. Royal

l.y eetun 'l‘heatre.

Oleanna l’hu l4 lieh. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). See lidinhurgh. Netherhou Arts ('entre.


HOWDEN PARK CENTRE lloysden. 0l50() 4330.34. [l’. \V(‘. \VA| Oleanna .\lon l l s Tue I: l-‘eh. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). See lidinhurgh. Netherhoyy Arts ('entre.

East-West and Wish You Were Here 'l‘hu 3| Jan Sat 2 l"eh. 7.30pm. £5.50. With the l.i\'ingston l’layers.

St Andrews


Ahhey Street. (H 354 475000.

The Woman In Black t‘ntil Sat t) lieh (not Sun). 8pm (Sat & Wed mat 2.30pm). £8 £l4 (£6.50 £7.50). Stage adaptation ol‘ Stisan llill‘s best—selling thriller. iii \y hieli a lawyer heeomes

eom ineed a eurse has been plaeed over his laniily. l’ost-shoyy talk .\lon 4 Feb. Friend O’Mine Sun l0 l-'eh. 8pm. £l0 (£8). l)onald .\la\\\ ell and John Serituger present a light-hearted eyening ol piano l‘antasies and Seottish ditties.

The Merchant Of Venice 'l'ue

l2 'l‘hu l4 l‘eli. 8pm. £6.50 (£4.50). The St Andreus l'niyersity literary Soeiety makes its By re ’l‘heatre dehut.

SlANDUP ANDREW MAXWELL Jongleurs, Glasgow, Fri 8 & Sat 9 Feb

Andrew Maxwell becomes an avid Hibs fan in August. Not for any sporting-allegiance reasons mind, but instead as a way to get away from the madness of the Edinburgh Festival. Then there’s snowboarding, climbing, diving, pitch ’n’ putting, ghost walking . . . all diversion methods he employs to break the monotony and occupy empty days.

When I speak to him at his Cardiff hotel, he’s just back from swimming with a mate at the Hilton. Hmm, nice

work if you can get it. ‘I like any sport

Balancing act

which doesn’t take a lot of activity,’ says Maxwell in his thick Irish brogue. ‘There was a gym right beside the pool and we looked at the gym. We didn’t go in. You’re exercising when you’re swimming, but you’re also floating. That’s the kind of exercise I like; floating. With snowboarding, as long as you’re not falling over you’re doing nothing, you’re just balancing. You get all the sensation of putting a lot of effort in.’

Ireland may not have lost an Olympic star to comedy his near-leprechaun proportions put paid to that - but it is this unpretentious, candid style and natural gift of the storytelling gab that is winning this former Dublin mechanic a legion of fans. Including Jonathan Ross.

Booked to do warm-up for the entire last series of Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, Maxwell got his comeuppance when an audience member took offence at being singled out for his bouffant barnet and walked out. ‘I think the words I used were, “It’s wonderful, how do you get so much body in it?” Not an insult, is it? Jonathan Ross was waiting by the side, all the guests on the show - I think it was Paul McCartney that time could all hear this going on at the start of the show and I’m like, “Oh my God, I’ve just ruined my TV career,”’ laughs Maxwell. ‘And Jonathan Ross came on and said, “That, was the most humiliating thing I have ever seen happen in a TV studio.” And I’m beside him just cringing off camera. And he goes, “And I

fucking loved it.”’ (Maureen Ellis)


Live Floor Show BBC. ()ltl Reeeption. Queen Margaret l)ri\ e. 6.30pm. l‘ree. l.i\ e reeordings of BB(' Seotland's neu eomedy. musie and eutertaimnent programme. The slit)“ 's eore ol‘ returning performers ineludes the Reyerend ()hadiah Steppenyyolle. (’raig llill. Frankie Boyle. Rupert Donaldson (aka .\li|es Jupp) and Bob l)ool;illy. liol' tiekets. L‘ztll 0l—ll 538 34‘)l or email theliyel‘loorshoyy ((1 hhe.eo.uk. The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 (i055. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). .\lanehester gag merehant l.uey Porter is the main attraetion. Support eomes lrom \yot'd-play geiiius l)es (’larke. Bene l.inehestieo\ and eotnpere l‘rankie Boyle. The Comedy Club @ The Edge ('hamhersfl'he lidge. 57 (‘oehrane Street. 552 I740. ()pm. £6 ( £4). l-‘ree-yyheelin‘ imprm maestro l’hil Kay tops a hill that ineludes l)es .\lel.ean and lidd llammill.


Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar liin .\lae(”ool's. |6l l.othian Road. 622 7l0‘). 9pm. £2. More hilarious goings-on eourtesy ol the allahle Joe lleenan. magie Steven l)iek and hard man James l't‘l‘g'tlsoll. The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3). l)eranged musings lrom Allati .\lil|er. alin supported by l-rank Quinn. Marjorie. Jamie .\lel\'en/ie and eompere Bruee l)e\ lin.

Snatch Club The liquid Room. ‘le Yietoria Street. 225 2564. ltlpm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Resident eotnpere and DJ llarry Ainsnorth hosts this weekly (tin-\- ()n-tiieets-lli'-l)e-lli dehauehed eaharet.


Watson’s Wind Up (iilntoreltill(il2. ‘) l’niyersity Ayenue. 330 5522.

1.05 1.45pm. l’ree. (In/v .rln l-ju'uu- star

Jonathan \Yatson easts a satirieal \oiee

0\ Cl lllt‘ \\ L'L‘h.\ llL‘dtlllllL‘s All these ll\L‘ reeordings. l'iUI' tiekets eall (ll—ll 330 5532 or email ho\ol‘liee(“ gilmorehillg l 2.eo.uk Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(‘ Btiilditig. Renlreyy Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £l2. l’hill Jupitus lookalike Andre \‘ineent leay es his Santa eostume behind to bring his eheeky. good—natured hanter north ol' the border onee again. llilarious Irishman lan (‘oppingetz .\lanehestei”s Dom ('arroll and towering Aussie (‘olin ('ole eomplete the line-up. Ross Noble King 'l‘ut's \Yah Wah llul. 272a St \‘ineent Street. 22l 527‘). 8.30pm. £8. The master of surreal improy isational eotnedy returns \\ ith his mind-boggling rambling l‘eats ol eotnie absurdity.

The Comedy Club @ Corn Exchange (‘orn l-lseliange. 88 Gordon Street. 248 5380. 0pm. £5 (£4). l)es .\lel.ean. Darren llenyyood and James Byrne join hostess Janey (iodley.

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The Stand The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 0pm. £6 (£5 ). We tipped hitu l'or l’errier glory last year with AMI (im/ ('rt'uIt't/At/um. htit Adatn Bloom's l‘ortn was far l‘rom sparkling. Here the di\ inely energetie l.ondoner headlines in more intimate surrounds. with support from Allan .‘yliller. l‘rank Quinn and eotnpere Jane Maekay.

Oasis Comedy Club (‘al'e ()asis. l7‘) (ialloyy'gate. 883 2334. 0.30pm. £4 (£3). Lee ‘the gay Bernard Manning' Ness and Reg ‘\ootloo' Anderson join eotnpere Billy Bonkers.


The Stand The Stand. 5 York l’laee. 558 7272. ()plll. £6 (£5). Neu'eastle’s straight-talking (iayin \Yehster. pltts Manehester‘s l.uey Porter and dithering nemesis l)es ('larke. Stisan .\l()l'l‘lst)ll takes eharge ol' the proeeedings.


Rico’s Comedy Church Rico‘s. l/3 'I'ohago Street. 0l475 7‘)l585. 7.30pm. £3. (ireenoek's monthly laughter-lest has l)es .\1el.ean and James ('amphell stepping up to the mie.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(‘ Building. Retili'e“ Street. ()870 787 ()707. 7.30pm. £ l 2. See l‘it‘l l.

The Stand The Stand. 333 \Voodlatttls Road. 08706006055. 0pm. £7 (£4 ). See Hi I. only with eotnpere Stisan Morrison.

Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. 148 llolland Street. 883 2334. 0.30pm. £5 (£4). Billy Bonkers hosts another night ol hy peraetiy e hilarity. Edinburgh

The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See l-‘ri I. only \\ ith eotnpere Jane .\Iaekay.


The Joke BOX llatnish's lloose. 42 ()Id Sneddon Street. 56l 7 I07. 9pm. liree. Washed tip l'ootie has-been Boh I)oolal|y tops a bill that ineludes (ilasgoyy' tough nut Raymond .\learns.


Craic @ The Sac (‘ul LlL‘ Sae Southside/Attie. I I7” l’ttllokslttm's Road. ()4‘) l8 l W049 47 l 7. 8pm. £4. Star of Peter Kay ‘s l’lim'nit .\'ig/i!.\' Justin .\loorhouse. plus l)es Sharples and eotnpere Alan Anderson.

Out For The Night g2. 474 Sauehiehall Street. 353 31 l l. 8pm 2am. £8 (£5). A l‘undraising eyening ol‘ literature. poetry. eotnedy. liy e musie and l).ls in support ol the Miseat'riages ol .lustiee ()rganisation.

EB Scotland

Live Floor Show is a dynamic new comedy and music series bringing together the cream of young Scottish and UK comedians with the best music from around the world - live and loud.

To be in the audience for the studio recordings of what promises to be a great night of entertainment...

Contact 0141 338 3491 or email thelivefloorshow@bbc.co.uk Studio recordings - Thursday Feb 7 and 14 Over 18's only. Not for the easily offended.



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