Shang-a-Lang – 2-for-1 ticket offer!

19 09 2014

Friday 19 September
7.30pm

Rapture Theatre
written by Catherine Johnson directed by Michael Emans

Fresh from its sell-out 2013 tour, Shang A Lang returns to venues across Scotland, showcasing its wickedly funny script, hilariously talented cast and fantastic soundtrack. Written by Catherine Johnson (writer of the smash hit Mamma Mia) and directed by Rapture’s Artistic Director Michael Emans this production is an all-round great night out experience.

Take a step back in time to the days of the Bay City Rollers, with loud fashions and laugh-out-loud adult humour.

Shang-a-Lang follows three flighty, forty-something, Scottish women on their way to a 70s revival weekend in Butlins, where they eagerly await to see their heroes, the Rollers, perform once again. They were all Rollerettes back in the day and decide it is time to recapture their youth, chase their unfulfilled dreams and have a ball while they do it.

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Shang-a-Lang is the perfect girls’ night out laced with shocking laughs, warm tears and a fabulous
soundtrack – a cross between a Scottish Shirley Valentine and Shameless.

Please note: Shang a Lang is a dramatic play, not a musical. Also as part of the production’s
comedic style, the show contains very strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and nudity.

“Barnstorming”  The Scotsman
“Did the audience like it? They loved it!”  The Public Reviews

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  • Standard  £13
  • Concession £11
  • Stud_DSC3303ent £9

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7 02 2014

Borderline Theatre Company
in association with The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

A SLOW AIR

Written and Directed by David Harrower

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 April, 7.30pm

Approx running time: 80mins

Early Bird Offer: Book by 29 March

You can feel blood. You can. Even after all this time.
Morna and Atholl are brother and sister but they haven’t spoken to each other for 15 years.
Now Morna’s son, Joshua, is turning 21 – and he’s planning a party.
It’s going to be a night to remember!

A play by the Olivier Award winning writer of Blackbird, Knives in Hens and Ciara.

Suitable for age 14 + A Slow Air Image

Standard £13
Concession £11
Student £9

Review – The Independant

Atholl is a man who keeps his feelings tightly zipped inside a sturdy fleece.
Morna is his ebullient sister, as loud as her swirly tunic, as happy to have a ding-dong with some dame on the bus as she is to discuss her on-off thing with Sir Galahad (who holds court at a round table), in the local pub.
Atholl and Morna have not spoken for 14 years. In David Harrower’s spare staging of his own new play, they sit on kitchen chairs, on a bare stage split by a crack down the middle. Atholl has moved to Houston, near Glasgow Airport, where his flooring business is bumping along. Morna has stayed in Edinburgh, works as a cleaner and worries about her introverted, cartoon-drawing, soon-to-be 21-year-old son, Joshua.
It is an intriguing set-up and with the skilled brother and sister Kath and Lewis Howden unfolding the story in two parallel monologues, this should be a spitting piece of drama. Harrower has a history, in his internationally successful Blackbird, of unpicking the emotional sticky stuff that becomes black and impenetrable after spending a decade in a dark cupboard.
A Slow Air promises to be equally thrilling. Joshua turns up at his estranged uncle’s home, fascinated by the fact that the men who attempted to bomb Glasgow Airport in 2007 lived in the same street. He persuades Atholl to break in to their empty house for a snoop around. He walks Atholl’s dog, Clay, and allows it to terrorise the daughter of Atholl’s Asian neighbours. But although Morna later reveals that Joshua has a cartoon character called Crap Terrorist, the plotline fizzles out. It turns out that the siblings fell out over the usual catalogue of family grudges – money, ancient misunderstandings and whether Simple Minds are better than U2.
The Howdens play their socks off, Kath as cheeky and verbose as Lewis is monosyllabic. Perhaps being sibilings gives them the confidence to be so different; they are utterly believable, turning from hilarious dad dancing and gallus patter to real poignancy in a heartbeat. It is the drifting plot that lets them down. Is Joshua a racist ghoul? Was Morna short-changed in their parents’ will? The play ends with the siblings speaking to each other. It’s a shame they don’t explain very much.

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7 02 2014

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Adapted by Ivan Wilkinson
from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday 11 March, 1pm & 7pm

Approx running time: 120mins including interval

“If life were easy, where would all the adventures be…?”

An adventure tale for all the family, Kidnapped tells the story of Davie Balfour as he survives shipwreck and murder to dramatically escape to the Highlands of Scotland.

Set against the fierce social and political backdrop of 1750s Scotland, this gripping, fast paced adventure story is packed full of physical storytelling and imagination.

Adapted by emerging playwright Ivan Wilkinson Sell a Door Theatre Company launch their 2014 season with this highly imaginative re-telling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story perfect for young and old audiences alike.

Suitable for age 6 +

Standard £5
Family £15

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How To Make A Killing In Bollywood

6 02 2014

NLP_BollywoodImg6Saturday 1 March, 7.30pm

Early Bird Offer:Book by 15 February

The Regal Theatre Bathgate presents a Brand New Comedy about two best friends who decide to quit their jobs in a fast food restaurant and head to Bollywood in search of fame and fortune.

Just how far are the boys willing to go to realise their dreams?

This show features some hilarious riffs of racial stereotyping as well as a fantastic soundtrack and a production punctuated throughout with infectious, pulsating injections of Bollywood dance moves.

Everything you need to Make A Killing In Bollywood

Suitable for age 14+

Standard £13
Concession £11
Student £9

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MAGICAL MOZART BY CANDLELIGHT

5 02 2014

Theatre ProductionsMozart (14 of 22)

Thursday 20 February, 7.30pm

Approx running time: 120mins

From the Producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers—- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

With beautiful settings, costumes and lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and Singers transport you back to the sumptuous past, performing some of the most memorable pieces of Mozart’s magical music.

An Evening of classical music and song, which includes excerpts from Mozart’s Operas such as: The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte, Don Giovanni and many more beautifully sung moments from his world famous operas.

An Evening of Mozart Masterpieces!

Standard:  £17
Concession: £15 

 





Swan Lake

5 02 2014

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SWAN LAKE

Friday 14 February, 7.30pm

Approx Running Time 135mins

Using Tchaikovsky’s stirring score and a moving adaptation of the original choreography, the dancers of Ballet West will tell the story of the love of a young man for the cursed Odette, who is destined to spend her life as a swan, unless true love can release her from the spell of the evil Von Rothbart.

Ballet West is a ballet company that uses professional dancers with students about to begin their careers. Over recent years, the company has developed a significant reputation in producing very high quality, classical ballet, which has developed loyal audiences in venues throughout Scotland. This production is expected to tour China in the spring, following successful Chinese tours of “The Nutcracker and “Romeo and Juliet” in recent years.

Standard £13
Concession £11
Student £9

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DONNIE MUNRO

20 02 2013

Thursday 14 March, 7pmAug12 pic

Standard £17
Concession £15

Former Runrig frontman Donnie Munro who has enjoyed considerable further
success as a solo artist and writer, has recently embarked on a series of
acoustic shows where he has taken the opportunity of revisiting a wide range
of material spanning his career with Runrig and with his own Band. The
acoustic project has already resulted in major sell out shows in Denmark and
Munro plans a series of shows both at home and in Denmark towards the end of
2012 and the beginning of 2013.
For the acoustic project Munro is joined on stage by guitarist Eric Cloughley
who has worked on a series of the artists recent studio albums as engineer.
Munro said that coming at the material from an acoustic perspective has been
really exciting and just leads to a different way of looking at the songs –
everything is much more exposed and leads to a more intimate and direct
delivery and engagement with the audience. Munro is currently making plans for
a new acoustic album in the nature of a musical anthology. Munro’s ‘Heart of
America’ album was recently voted Album of the Year in the Scottish Trad
Awards and his concept album and live show ‘An Turas-the journey’ was greeted
with great critical acclaim’.

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