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Bonnie Fetchers Wed 3 iii 5 Apr. 5.30pm. £3 (£3 1. .\ look at the spirit and courage o1'1)tindce\ sui'i‘ragctles. Perceive Wed 3 l'ii .5 :\pr. 7pm. £2
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YOUNG WRITERS FESTIVAL 2002
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FALKIRK TOWN HALL
West Bridge Street. ()1324 506850. [R WC. WA]
Sweet Charity Wed iO—Sat 13 Apr. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £5.50—£6.50. i-‘aikirk Youth Theatre present this funny and poignant musical about the misadyentures of Charity Agnes \"alenline.
9 (ireen Street. 01563 523590. Double Scotch Sat 30 Mar. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Singer Peter Morrison and comedian Johnny Beattie team up for an cyening of Scottish variety.
ADAM SMITH THEATRE Bennochy Road. 01592 412929. [R H. WC. WA]
Scottish Community Drama Association One Act Play Festival Thu 28—Sat 30 Mar. 7.30pm. £7—£l() (£5—£12). The semi-ﬁnal stage of this national competition.
The Singing Kettle’s Jungle Party Wed 3—Sun 7 Apr. See Kids listings.
Ballet Central Wed 10 Apr. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£6.50). A mix of ballet. contemporary and jazz dance from this talented young company.
Africa Africa Thu 1 1 Apr. 7.30pm. £15.50 (£13.50). See Edinburgh. Festival Theatre.
LINLITHGOW ACADEMY Brachead Road. 01506 842923. Brigadoon Mon 1—Sa16Apr. l.iniithgo\y Amateur Musical Productions Children‘s Theatre present the popular masical set in a sleepy Scots village.
Maree Walk. Craigshili. 01506 431727. The Exam Thu 28—Sat 30 Mar. 7pm. Free. West Lothian Youth Theatre take on Andy Hamilton‘s comedy about three sixteen-year-oids trying to get through a high pressure exam.
185 High Street. 01738 621031. [1-1. TT. WC. WAI
She Stoops to Conquer L'ntil Sat 30 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £4—£l~i. Perth Theatre Company present ()iiyer Goidsmith‘s restoration comedy about meddling matchmakers.
A Wanderer Fantasy Wed 3 & Thu 4 Apr. 7.30pm. £10 (£4—£8). One-man play from actor and pianist Michael I.unts. focusing on the last months of Schubert's lil'e.
Me And My Girl Mon 8—Sat 13 Apr. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £10 (£7). Perth Amateur Operatic Society present the popular musical.
Abbey Street. 01334 475000. [R WC. WA]
Lend Me A Tenor L'ntii Sat 30 Mar. 8pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £7 (£5). Ken Ludwig‘s musical comedy performed by Anstruther-based drama group. The (iui/ards.
Lachlan’s Choice Hotel Tue 2—Sat () Apr. 8pm. £12—£i4 (£7.50). See iidinburgh. Brunton Theatre.
Darlene And The Guest Lecturer Fri 5 & Sat 6 Apr. 8.15pm. £7 (£5). A double-bill of dark comedies from the pen of American playwright .»\.R. (iurney.
Captain Corelll’s Mandolin Tue 0 Sat 13 Apr. 8pm (Sat mat 2.30pm).
£8 £10 (£6.50—£7.50). Mike Maran and company weave music and storytelling to bring Louis de Berniere‘s novel to the slime.
STAND-UP LEE EVANS Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Sat 30 & Sun 31 Mar
Comedy’s live wire
In a recent interview, Lee Evans admitted that he can only wear suits three times before dry cleaners refuse to touch them. Eeurgh. The amount of energy and perspiration this man expands on stage is staggering and when you consider that’s he’s signed up for an astonishing 85-date tour, that’s a whole lot of sweat-drenched made- to-measures and one very worn out comedian. ‘I didn’t realise how much it would knacker me,’ concedes Evans from his Reading hotel. ‘All me joints are aching; it’s mad. It’s like two hours on stage and your joints start to fall apart. I didn’t realise it would take about three weeks just to get used to it again, just doing that physical stuff.’
For a man who described gigging as being like going to the gym, the ‘Wired And Wonderful’ tour is one hell of a workout. Highly physical, preposterously bizarre ramblings, delivered at nose-bleed-speed momentum are typically Evans, and the self-confessed workaholic winces at the thought of his touring alternative. ‘l can’t sit around the house - I always feel a bit useless. When me wife comes and says to me, “You’ve got to put some shelves up,” I start to panic. I mean I help her out around the house, but shelves, I just can’t. I don’t get on with machines and stuff anyway, so I have to keep working. I put these security lights up the other day and you have to put them in the eaves of your roof and I went back the other day and they’re hanging by the wires. They don’t work at all, they just catch cats.’
The 37-year-old comic has come a long way since his Perrier peak of 93. Now more publicly recognised as a TV star and Hollywood actor, in his own eyes, Evans will only ever be a stand-up. If it takes three months of gruelling shows to reinstate his position in the public’s consciousness, then so be it. ‘I am a stand-up, I’m not an actor by any means. I mean this is what I do - that’s how I started and I think that’s probably how I’ll end up. I enjoy it so much, it’s really good fun. The only nerve-wracking thing is before a show I just really fill me pants. l’d forgot about that; that’s the scary bit.’
Evans’ acting resume contradicts his humble words. His rubber- faced idiocies have portrayed oddballs and social misfits in Mousehunt, There’s Something About Mary, The Martins, and the forthcoming Highbinders with Jackie Chan and Plots With A View with Christopher Walken. Most exciting though is his starring role in the follow-up to Chicken Run, The Hare And The Tortoise, in which Evans plays the voice of the Tortoise. With an estimated three years’ production timescale, he has some time to prepare to see himself as a be-shelled reptile. ‘What happens is they show you some of the animation that they’ve done, and it’s you but as a tortoise. Right now that freaks me out, because it’s all my little nuances,’ explains Evans. ‘What they were after was this character which is slightly, well has physical Tourette’s.’ Inspired casting. (Maureen Ellis)