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Jan - Apr 2018

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North Sea Fishing

EXHIBITION

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Sat 13 Jan

The Legends of American Country Show

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FEBRUARY

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Wed 14 Mar

My Friend Selma

FAMILY

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Wed 14 Mar

Scottish Ensemble

MUSIC

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Fri 16 Mar

Band of the Royal Regiment

MUSIC

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Wed 21 Mar

Burns Schools Competition

SCHOOL EVENT

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Thu 22 Mar

The Creative Martyrs

THEATRE

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Thu 22 - Sat 24 Mar

Oliver! The Musical

MUSICAL THEATRE

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Fri 2 Feb

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

MUSIC

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Sun 25 Mar

The Boat Club Sessions

MUSIC

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Sat 3 Feb

Giselle

DANCE

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Thu 29 Mar

Skerryvore

MUSIC

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Wed 7 Feb

The Platters

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Sat 31 Mar

Black Magic: The Little Mix Show

MUSIC

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Fri 9 Feb

Tenors Unlimited

MUSIC

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Sun 11 Feb

Ae Fond Kiss

THEATRE

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Sun 11 Feb

Little Red Riding Hood’s Musical Adventure

FAMILY

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Tue 3 Apr

Grandad and Me

FAMILY

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Sat 17 Feb

Scottish Dance Theatre

DANCE

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Thu 5 Apr

Message in a Bottle

MUSIC

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Sun 18 Feb

Magical Mozart

MUSIC

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Sat 7 Apr

Singin I’m no a Billy, He’s a Tim

THEATRE

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Mon 20 Feb Sat 10 Mar

Clydeview Academy Photographs

EXHIBITION

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Sat 7 Apr

Michelle McManus

MUSIC/COMEDY

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Sun 8 Apr

ELO Again

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Wed 21 - Sat 24 Feb

SCDA - One Act Festival

THEATRE

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Sun 8 Apr

Fiddlers Rally

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Thu 22 Feb

Macbeth

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Wed 11 Apr

Mary Coughlan

MUSIC

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Sun 25 Feb

Dance Dreams - The Edge

DANCE

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Thu 12 Apr

Terry Neason

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Sun 15 Apr

The Chicago Blues Brothers

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Wed 18 Apr

Psychic Sally

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MARCH

APRIL

Thu 1 Mar

Velvet Evening Seance

THEATRE

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Thu 19 Apr

Talisk

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Thu 1 - Sat 3 Mar

Goodnight Mr Tom

THEATRE

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Fri 20 Apr

Indepen-dance 4

DANCE

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Sat 3 Mar

The Time Machine

FAMILY

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Fri 20 Apr

Alyn Cosker

MUSIC - JAZZ

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Sun 4 Mar

Bowie Experience

MUSIC

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Sat 21 Apr

Sydney Devine

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Thu 8 March

Songwriters Uncovered

MUSIC

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Sat 21 Apr

A Night of Broadway

CABARET

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Thu 8 - Sat 10 Mar

Calamity Jane

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Thu 26 Apr

All our Yesterdays

MUSIC

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Sat 10 Mar

Square One ft. Andy Middleton

MUSIC - JAZZ

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Fri 27 - Sat 28 Apr

Blood Brothers

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Sun 11 Mar

Michael English

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Tue 13 Mar - Sat 31 Mar

Cedars School of Excellence

EXHIBITION

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BEACON DANCE

BEACON YOUTH THEATRE

Classes run:

The Beacon has an experienced team of professional tutors who specialise in facilitating, making and directing theatre for and with children and young people. The programme is exciting, innovative, fun and accessible and members will:

Mon 15 Jan - Thu 29 Mar Block booking of 11 weeks costs £55

Beacon Youth Dance is creatively adventurous with a strong focus on performance and contemporary dance technique. Company members get a chance to learn exciting new performance skills, expand their choreographic talents and have fun meeting and performing with other young people. It provides a fantastic training opportunity for those who love to dance or who are considering an education in dance. For children and young people Junior Youth Dance Company

11 - 13 years

Mon 5pm - 6.30pm

Young Groovers

6 - 10 years

Mon 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Beacon Youth Dance Company

14 - 21 years

Thu 5pm - 7pm

For Adults

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develop acting and performance skills; create original scripts and performances; learn about technical aspects of theatre making; build confidence; make new friends; perform at The Beacon and at other local and national events.

The workshops have a laid-back atmosphere where the young people can be themselves, make new friends, and have an experience that will last them a lifetime. BEACON YOUTH THEATRE Every Saturday from 20 Jan - 31 Mar.

Dance Workout

Mon 6.30pm - 7.30pm

£5 per class

P1 - P2

10am - 10.45am

£55

Creatability (for adults with disabilities) 18+

Mon 11am - 12noon

£5 per class

P3 - P5

10.45am - 12 noon

£60.50

P6 and P7

12 noon - 1.15 pm

£60.50

Platinum Project 60+

Mon 10am - 11am

S1 - S3

1.45pm - 3.45pm

£60.50

£2 per class

CREATABILITY FOR KIDS IS BACK! (10-19 years) Mon 9 - Fri 13 Apr, FREE Come and join our Easter aerial dance programme for disabled and autistic young people. Working intensively with specialist aerial tutors from All or Nothing Aerial Dance and Waterbaby Dance, participants will learn how to develop strength, balance and agility whilst having lots of fun with new friends. The majority of the workshops will take will take place in the air, using specialist aerial rigging and harness equipment. No experience necessary. This project has been made possible by a grant from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

For further information Dance Officer: gail@beaconartscentre.co.uk

For further information Learn Officer: laura@beaconartscentre.co.uk


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MUSICAL THEATRE

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Thu 8 - Sat 10 Mar, 7.30pm, Matinee: Sat at 2.30pm ÂŁ18/ÂŁ16 conc

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Sat 13 Jan, 7.30pm, ÂŁ19.50

Sun 11 Mar, 7.30pm, ÂŁ22.50

JMG Music Group

JMG Music Group

The Legends of American Country Show

Michael English in Concert Packing out venues all over Ireland and the UK, Michael and his band are renowned for their energetic performances as well as being dedicated to giving audiences an unforgettable show. With accolades like ‘Best Country Dance Band’ at The Irish Country Music Awards and ‘Performer of the year’ at The Sunday World country Music Awards, there is no stopping the Kildare man!

Kicking off our 2018 season is The Legends of American Country, which returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping country classics. Showcasing highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Kenny Rogers with four brand new tributes to country legends - George Jones, Charley Pride, Patsy Cline and Don Williams, this show is not to be missed. Sat 21 Apr, 7.30pm, ÂŁ19/ÂŁ17.50 conc MUSIC Artistes International Management Ltd

Sydney Devine in concert plus special guests

For fifty years, Scottish country and western singer, Sydney Devine, has been entertaining audiences and has sold 15 million albums worldwide. Singing the great old country standards in his inimitable fashion, the show will feature great favourites like Maggie, Tiny Bubbles, The Answer to Everything and lots more!

Inverclyde Musical Youth Theatre

Wed 7 Feb, 2pm, ÂŁ16 Artistes International Management Ltd

The Platters One of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock ’n’ roll era, The Platters were one of the first Afro-American groups to be accepted as a major chart group and were, for a period of time, the most successful vocal group in the world. Expect all the hits including The Great Pretender, Only You, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Remember When and many more.

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Inverclyde Musical Youth Theatre returns to the JHPHQWZLWK07,(XURSH/WG Beacon with an7KLVDPDWHXUSURGXFWLRQLVSUHVHQWHGE\DUUDQ all new production of this fun-filled family show. A hilarious comedy with some show-stopping numbers including Secret Love, The Black Hills of Dakota, The Deadwood Stage and Windy City, this promises to be a show not to forget.

This is an amateur production.

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Thu 22 - Sat 24 Mar, 7.30pm (Matinee: Sat at 2.30pm), ÂŁ18/ÂŁ16 conc The Albany Academy

Oliver! The Musical

Join Oliver Twist in his search for a home, a family but most importantly love. When Oliver is picked up on the streets by The Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of pickpockets led by the conniving but charismatic, Fagin. This musical classic is brought to life by The Albany Academy and features many of the timeless songs As Long As He Needs Me,  Food Glorious Food, and Where Is Love. This is an amateur production.


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Fri 2 Feb, 7.30pm, £22 Entertainers Show Providers LTD

Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael MUSIC

CABARET

Thu 12 Apr, 7.30pm, £15/£13 conc

Terry Neason with Brian Prentice - Diva, Smiles, Heartbeat ‘n’ Soul Laugh, cry and sigh … enjoy this emotional roller coaster of music and humour with Scottish, award-winning Diva, Terry Neason, last seen at the Beacon in the hit musical Glasgow Girls. Performing songs from her new album Heartbeat and Soul, Terry will also dip into her glorious repertoire of ballads and belters including the music of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Prince, The Proclaimers and lots more. A performer and performance to cherish! MUSIC

Sat 21 Apr, 7.30pm, £15/£13 conc Capall Dorcha Theatre Company

A Night of Broadway Join Capall Dorcha Theatre company with the return of A Night of Broadway. Featuring a first-class professional cast who will transform your night, performing two hours of cabaret featuring your favourite West End and Broadway show songs. Guaranteed to be the perfect night out for anyone who loves musical theatre.

Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael. Relive the passion, the flare and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation. As the great man said: ‘you gotta have faith’ … so book your tickets now! MUSIC

Sun 4 Mar, 7.30pm, £24.50 Audienceware

Bowie Experience Back by popular demand! The breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, it promises to be an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy. So, put on your red shoes and Let’s Dance!

MUSIC

Sat 31 Mar, 7pm, £15, £12 conc / £48 (family of 4) Red Entertainment

All our Yesterdays

Black Magic The Little Mix Show

Another sensational show from the producers of Memory Lane, Rolling back the Years and Memories are Made of This. One of the biggest shows in the UK. Be transported on a breathtaking musical journey through the 50s, 60s, and enjoy some of the brilliant sounds of the 70s including songs by Barry Manilow, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Abba and more.

Dance and scream to a packed out playlist of hit songs that includes Black Magic, Power, No More Sad Songs, Wings, Shoutout To My Ex and even a few covers from Little Mix’s time on the X-Factor. This iconic 5-star rated show is suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike. Includes a free meet and greet.

Thu 26 Apr, 2.30pm and 7pm Matinee: £14 / Evening: £16/£14 conc Timeless Theatre Productions


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Sun 8 Apr, 7.30pm, £24.50 Audienceware

ELO Again MUSIC

Thu 5 Apr, 7.30pm, £21/£19 conc Entertainers Show Providers Ltd

Message in a Bottle – A Tribute to The Police Fans of the legendary band won’t believe their ears as this brilliant live band bring you all the hits you know and love including Every Breath You Take, Message in a Bottle,  So Lonely, Can’t Stand Losing and, of course, all the world famous hits from Sting himself including Fields of Gold and the beautiful Englishman in New York. This show promises to have you singing your heart out.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their iconic album Out of the Blue, ELO Again give you a dramatic taste of what this classic band was like in their heyday. The whole experience is a professional re-enactment of an ELO concert with a great sound reproduction light show and visual effects. ELO Again pays tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne and ELO - Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Showdown, Telephone Line plus many more.

MUSIC

Sun 15 Apr, 7.30pm, £24.50 Audienceware

The Chicago Blues Brothers The legacy of Jake and Elwood has been jump-started for a new generation with an energy that’s impossible to resist. Once again, The Chicago Blues Brothers are on a mission in a high-octane, on-stage party you can’t afford to miss as they take you back to 1980 to finish the concert at the Palace ballroom hotel. A powerhouse two-hour song-fest with over 40 hits performed live on stage!

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Fri 9 Feb, 7.30pm, £20/£18 conc

Sun 11 Feb, 7.30pm, £15/£13 conc

Sun 18 Feb, 7.30pm, £20/£18 conc

Upbeat Management

Nonsense Rooms Productions

Theatre Productions Europe Ltd

Tenors Un Limited Songs from Venice to Vegas Hear the best songs from the world’s opera houses, Broadway theatres and concert halls as ‘the Rat Pack of Opera’ take you from ‘Venice to Vegas’. Tenors Un Limited’s soaring vocals and lush harmonies, combined with fun, personality and a sense of humour, is the perfect recipe for a great night out.

Ae Fond Kiss

A musical journey through the major events of Burns’ life from birth to death. Rabbie Burns is your guide with quirky commentary, amusing and poignant interactions with key characters along the way and renditions of several famous poems and songs including Ae Fond Kiss, Red Red Rose, Auld Lang Syne and many more.

Magical Mozart by Candlelight Celebrate the world’s greatest romantic composer - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as the European Baroque Ensemble and singers transport you on an evening of classical music and song. Expect excerpts from his operas - The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte, and many more beautifully sung moments from his other world-famous operas.


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Wed 14 Mar, 7.30pm, £14/ £10 Under 26/ £5 student

MUSIC

Scottish Ensemble

Court & Country With Chris Stout and Catriona McKay We are delighted to welcome the Scottish Ensemble to the Beacon. So, what do Baroque music and folk music have in common? Your feet! Each piece in this dynamic programme is united by an irresistible, inescapably human rhythmic drive. From two Bach concertos to an incredible sea-inspired piece (plus a brand new collaboration) with award-winning Celtic-inspired duo Chris Stout and Catriona McKay. Join us for a toe-tapping journey through rhythm, melody and time.

MUSIC

Thu 29 Mar, 7.30pm, £18/£16 conc

Skerryvore

Skerryvore are delighted to return to the Beacon for this high-octane performance that will get you in the mood to enjoy your Easter weekend. The 2016 Scottish Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year,’ comprise pipes and whistles, fiddle, accordion, guitar and vocals, along with keys, drums and bass, producing a mix of soulful songs and rousing tunes. A night guaranteed to get your feet tapping!

MUSIC

Wed 11 Apr, 7.30pm, £18/£16 conc

A SUMMER NIGHT IN GREENOCK

and her musicians

BEACON ARTS CENTRE FRIDAY 8TH JUNE, 7.30PM –––––

Music by Schumann, Cimarosa and Mendelssohn SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

19 Apr, 8pm, £12/£10 conc

Mary Coughlan Talisk

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Conducted by DUNCAN WARD ALISON MITCHELL – Flute BRONTË HUDNOTT – Flute

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Mary Coughlan is widely recognised as the greatest Irish singer of recent times. Her glorious voice straddling jazz, blues folk, chanson and pop and her ability to connect so emotionally with her songs and her audience is legendary. Share that experience and enjoy something special.

Nominees in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Horizon Award and winners of the 2015 Young Folk Award, Talisk are one of the fastest rising bands on the UK folk scene. Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan  (fiddle) and Graeme Armstrong (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that has earned them a reputation as a great live band.


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Colin Bell

Davy Nicol

Lynnie Carson

Martin Stephen Jones

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Fri 16 Mar, 7.30pm, £15/£12 upper circle

Thu 8 Mar, 7pm, £8/£6 conc. Buy for all four concerts and pay £20.

Band of the Royal Regiment

Songwriters Uncovered Series SongWriters Uncovered Series makes a welcome return to the Beacon with another amazing wealth of local songwriting and performing talent who will play four concerts over the year - spring, summer, autumn and winter. Season dates: Thu 8 Mar, Thu 24 May, Thu 27 Sep, Thu 8 Nov Sat 10 Mar, 8pm, £12/£10

Square One ft. Andy Middleton

Sun 25 Mar, 1pm, FREE

The Boat Club Sessions The Boat Club Sessions are coming back to the Beacon for a series of informal sessions in our Bar and Kitchen. Come along and hear some diverse musical talent showcasing acoustic music and song.

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Sun 8 Apr, 7pm, £10/£8 conc

Fiddlers’ Rally Clyde Coast Strathspey and Reel Society with members from Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and North Ayrshire has delighted audiences for 25 years. With guests from across Scotland come and hear the sound of more than 40 fiddles, cellos, accordions, flutes, drums, guitars and keyboard. Expect an exciting evening of beautiful, soul-stirring, toe-tapping traditional music!

Award-winning Scottish quartet Square One are joined by renowned American saxophonist Andy Middleton for an evening of dynamic modern jazz. This is a rare opportunity to see this world-class jazz talent in Scotland. Together, they present a programme of colourful and engaging original music with virtuosic improvisations.

Back by popular demand, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust host their annual Charity Concert featuring the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. This event will see the band play a wide and diverse programme of music military, classical, folk, light entertainment and more with pipers from the Army School of Piping. The proceeds from this concert will be divided between the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust and the Soldiers Charity.

MUSIC

Fri 20 Apr, 8pm, £12/£10 conc

Alyn Cosker

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s drumming dynamo leads an exciting, brilliantly accomplished quartet. Featuring keyboardist Steve Hamilton (currently touring with Billy Cobham), Scottish guitar legend Davie Dunsmuir and bassist Colin Cunningham, this is jazz-rock fusion played with passion and intensity and approved by none other than Mahavisnu Orchestra leader, John McLaughlin.


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Wed 18 Apr, 7.30pm, £24 Audienceware

Psychic Sally -

Kisses to Heaven

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Sat 7 Apr, 8pm, £12/£10 conc

Michelle McManus Reloaded

Singer, presenter and columnist Michelle performs her one woman show. It sold out at the Edinburgh Festival and features some of Michelle’s favourite songs, with stories from her life over the past twelve years seen through the eyes of her delusional alter ego, who truly believes she is an international mega star.

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium, Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this incredible psychic in action. We are required by law to inform you that this show is for entertainment purposes only.

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DANCE

Sat 3 Feb, 7.30pm, £16/£14 conc Ballet West

Giselle Giselle has become the epitome of ballet romanticism and tells the story of a peasant girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. Award-winning choreographer, Daniel F. Job, brings his unique style to this romantic ballet. Giselle is a fascinating combination of exciting score, stunning classical dance and fiery drama. SCHOOLS

Wed 21 Mar, FREE

Inverclyde Robert Burns Schools Competition DANCE

Sun 25 Feb, 1.30pm and 6.30pm, £15.50 Dancedreams Theatre School

The Edge

The talented pupils of Dancedreams Theatre School once again return to the Beacon for their annual show featuring high-energy powerful routines from their recent Broadway show with dazzling costumes and something for every age group. These talented kids will have you rocking in your seats. Tickets will be on sale from Monday 22nd January.

The annual Inverclyde Primary and Secondary School’s Competition takes pride of place at the Beacon. Through recitation, singing and instrumentals, come and hear the works of Burns performed by youngsters between the ages of seven to seventeen. Come along and support Inverclyde’s talented performers. The winners will represent Inverclyde at the National Competition in Falkirk.


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Sat 17 Feb, 7.30pm, £12/£10 conc Scottish Dance Theatre

DOUBLE BILL

TuTuMucky / RITUALIA This exciting double-bill from Scottish Dance Theatre pairs TuTuMucky by Botis Seva, a fresh voice in British dance alongside a brand new commission of RITUALIA by Colette Sadler, a Berlin-based visionary choreographer. Expect an evening of high-energy, futuristic, and engaging work.

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FAMILY

Sun 11 Feb, 2.30pm, £8 (family ticket of 4: £30) Nonsense Rooms Productions

Little Red Riding Hood’s Musical Adventure

From the team behind the Hairy Maclary Show, Little Red Riding Hood is a fun musical for children with live singing and loveable characters. Join Scarlet and her side-kick Stanley the Squirrel as they try to outwit Walter the Wolf and discover that it’s not just the enchanted forest that has magical powers... A forest full of family fun, this show is a joyous version of the classic fairy tale. Age Guidance: 4+

FAMILY

Wed 14 Mar, 1pm, £12/£10 conc

COMEDY

Terra Incognita

My Friend Selma FAMILY

Sat 3 Mar, 4pm, £8 (£7.50 for groups of 4 or more) The Scientific Romance Theatre Company

FAMILY

Fri 20 Apr, 10.30am, £5 (adults go free) Indepen-dance 4

Four Go Wild in Wellies

A brand new show for audiences aged 3-5 years from Indepen-dance 4, Scotland’s inclusive professional dance company. Four Go Wild In Wellies is a whimsical adventure featuring bobble hats, scarves, tents that have a life of their own and, of course, lots of fun in wellies!

The Time Machine This show takes family audiences on a thrilling ride to a future age. This classic sci-fi tale explores themes relating to evolutionary processes, wealth disparity and notions of utopia. And, if that’s not enough, there’s puppets as well. Will the hour fly by or seem like an eternity? Dare to discover the truth! Age Guidance: 7+

This is the remarkable real-life story of one girl’s journey from war in Bosnia to safety in the UK. It is the tale of an incredible journey; a world turned upside down, loss, friendship, courage and conkers. “I would give this show 280,00,00 out of 5.” Erin, aged 9, “The most amazing story I’ve ever heard!” Georgia, aged 11 Age Guidance: 8+


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THEATRE

Tue 3 Apr, 2pm, £5 The Letter J

Grandad and Me Grandad and Me is a living storybook about loss, longing and the treasures of memory and imagination. We meet a young girl who is missing her Grandad – he has gone, even though his favourite job was being her Grandad. Led by found objects and her imagination, she traces his footsteps on a magical adventure through time and space. Age Guidance: 7+

THEATRE

Thu 22 Feb, 7.30pm, £12/£10 conc (schools: £8) Out of Chaos in association with Barnsley Civic, mac Birmingham & Oxford Playhouse.

Macbeth Wed 21 - Sat 24 Feb, 7pm, £12/ £5 under 18s (£40 season ticket)

Something wicked this way comes … this multi-award winning company take on their greatest challenge yet: all the drama, intrigue and madness of Macbeth in 80 high-octane minutes; more than 20 characters brilliantly and boldly brought to life by just two actors.

Scottish Community Drama Association

Prominence Academy of Performing Arts and Thistle Theatre Academy in partnership with Beacon Arts Centre

Musical Theatre Easter School for both primary and secondary aged children and young people

Cost

£35

Tue 3 Apr - Thu 5 Apr Primary: 10am - 1pm Secondary: 2pm - 5pm

The sessions will be packed full of games and activities designed to develop skills in musical theatre and performance, culminating in an informal sharing.

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One Act Festival Come along and be entertained by drama groups from all over Inverclyde. Enjoy different types of plays - drama, comedy and all round entertainment! Each play lasts between 25 and 50 minutes with plenty of time to refill your drinks in between.

THEATRE

Thu 1 - Sat 3 Mar, 7.30pm (matinee: Sat - 2.30pm), £15/£10 Thistle Theatre Company

Goodnight Mr Tom Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to WW2, Goodnight Mister Tom follows the sad story of young William Beech who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley. All seems perfect until William is devastatingly summoned back to London by his mother. This tale of two broken souls celebrates the values of love and friendship.


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Fri 27 - Sat 28 Apr, 7.30pm, £10 Thistle Theatre Academy

Blood Brothers Thistle Theatre Academy’s Senior Acting Class presents Willy Russell’s much loved and iconic play - Blood Brothers. It tells of twin brothers and what happens when their mother decides to have one of them adopted. Their contrasting upbringing and the hand fate deals them is fast-moving, perceptive and ultimately tragic. THEATRE

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Thu 1 Mar, 8pm, £12/£10 conc

Thu 22 Mar, 8pm, £12/£10 conc

Sat 7 Apr, 7.30pm, £18/£16 conc

A co-production between Ross MacKay, Freshly Squeezed Productions and The Uncertainty Principle

Artistes International Management Ltd

NS4 Productions

Velvet Evening Séance The time: the early 1900s. The place: the High Court. James MacGregor, a well-known medium, is on trial for the murder of his brother. The judge has taken the unusual step to allow the jury to take part in a séance to establish the guilt or innocence of the accused. The séance is James MacGregor’s last opportunity to prove his innocence.

The Creative Martyrs The Creative Martyrs are a Vaudeville duo specialising in fine song, surrealism and satire. Their deliciously dark humoured show Kabakunst is part cabaret, part theatre with odes to modern complacency and hubris: self-surveilling, Brexit-fearing, peace-bombing, Nazi-punching, trumping satire. Join them and be implicated!

Singin’ I’m No a Billy He’s a Tim On the day of an Old Firm clash, a Rangers and a Celtic fan end up sharing a courtroom cell. Their only hope of escape is betting on the match to pay their fines. While taking turns to watch the game on a TV through their cell door, the pair bicker their way through every entrenched cliché of “Scotland’s shame” from religion to politics and national identity.

COMING SOON

The Monster and Mary Shelley Thu 3 May

Animals (age 6+) Tue 8 May

Alice In Wonderland Fri 18 - Sat 19 May

Capitol Big Band Thu 17 May

Guitar Journey

The Rolling Stones Story

Ready Steady Girlz

Elephant Sessions

Dinosaur Safari

Baby Yaga (age: 7+)

Thu 10 May Fri 11 May

Sat 12 May

Sat 19 May

Tue 22 May

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EXHIBITION

Mon 20 Feb - Sat 10 Mar

Clydeview Academy Student Photography Exhibition

EXHIBITION

Fri 5 Jan - Sat 17 Feb Presented in partnership with Street Level Photoworks

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert North Sea Fishing

An exhibition of black and white images shot aboard the seine net fishing boats, Mairead and Argosy, in the North Sea in the 1990s. These images, by Scottish documentary photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, capture the reality of the life at sea for the fishermen of Scotland’s North East fishing communities - the cramped conditions, the monotony, and the gruelling work in harsh conditions.

We are delighted to welcome back the exceptionally popular exhibition of Photography by students of Clydeview Academy. This interactive exhibition showcases the work of the Academy’s talented young photographers with the opportunity to purchase limited edition prints. Students will be exhibiting a selection of their work on themes including landscape, still life and the built environment.

Photograph: Bill Smith secures the nets, aboard the ‘Argosy’ seine-net fishing boat in the North Sea, Scotland, February 1995. Credit: ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 1995.

Photograph: Scott Renfrew

EXHIBITION

Tue 13 Mar - 31 Mar

Cedars School of Excellence An exciting exhibition showcasing Advanced Higher, Higher and National level art work by senior pupils from the school as well as innovative fashion design projects using recycled materials. There will also be a wide range of creative artwork from all pupils in P1 - S2. Come and be inspired!

BAR + KITCHEN With stunning riverside views and FREE Wi-Fi, we are open Mon to Sat, serving breakfast rolls, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. Evening meals are available on show nights. To make a table reservation call 01475 551622 or email info@beaconartscentre.co.uk

CONFERENCING + EVENTS • CONFERENCE + EVENTS • MEETINGS • LAUNCHES • AWARDS CEREMONIES • EXHIBITIONS To discuss your event or special day, call 01475 723723 or email events@beaconartscentre.co.uk Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay, Greenock PA15 1HJ Greenock Arts Guild Limited trading as Beacon Arts Centre. Registered in Scotland Company no. SCO24805. Registered Scottish Charity No. SC003030.


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ACCESS

TICKETS / DIRECTIONS Terms and Conditions

Booking Fee

Family Friendly

By road

Full conditions of ticket sales are available at our Box Office and on our website.

Booking fees are charged per transaction and go towards our processing costs. Fees are waived for tickets that are purchased in person in cash at our box office.

Our Bar + Kitchen provides high chairs and bottle warming facilities. We are breastfeeding friendly. There are baby-changing facilities for both men and women to use.

The Beacon is just off the A8 behind Greenock Police Station. Turn into Brymner Street at the Police Station and then turn right into Custom House Place.

Lost tickets

Disability Friendly

By train

Lost tickets can be reprinted for 50p per ticket on the day of the performance.

Beacon Arts Centre is fully accessible with wheelchair spaces, stair lifts and an induction loop. Our staff are fully trained to help.

The local train station is Greenock Central and is only 500 metres away with a frequent service on the Glasgow Central/Gourock line. Journey times from Glasgow are approximately 30 or 40 minutes and currently run until 11.00pm (an hour earlier on Sundays). Check scotrail.co.uk for a list of times.

Concessions Concession rates are available on many performances and apply to the following groups: • children (under 16 or over 16 in full time education) • Young Scot cardholders and students • senior citizens • those in receipt of jobseekers allowance, disability living allowance, personal independence payment and employment and support allowance recipients • disabled patrons • members of Equity, BECTU, the Scottish Society of Playwrights and the Musicians’ Union. Proof of entitlement must be shown when collecting your tickets. Groups At certain performances, we offer 1 free ticket with every 10 purchased.

Booking Online:

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Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay, Greenock PA15 1HJ

Environmentally Friendly We aim to be as green as possible. We recycle and are working to reduce our energy use. How to get to Beacon Arts Centre

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A sample menu is available on our website. A bar service and light snacks are available.

@thebeaconartsc @thebeaconarts @thebeaconarts The Beacon is situated on Custom House Quay, opposite the Custom House, and is within easy reach of Greenock town centre and close to all public transport links.

The Beacon is a Charity Greenock Arts Guild Limited trading as Beacon Arts Centre. Registered in Scotland Company No. SCO24805. Registered Scottish Charity No. SC003030.


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Jan - Apr 2018 Brochure  

We’re delighted to launch another packed programme to keep you, your family and friends entertained, welcoming the very best in music, drama...

Jan - Apr 2018 Brochure  

We’re delighted to launch another packed programme to keep you, your family and friends entertained, welcoming the very best in music, drama...

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