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What’s On September September September September

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Film Club: Geordie (U)

NT Live Screening: The Deep Blue Sea (12A)

Auld Hat – New Heids

Origins of Documentary Photography

Film Club: A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square (PG)

Global Horror: Night of the Living Dead

Joseph Fleetwood Lunchtime Concert

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The Sitcom Experience: Basil & Co Dinner Show Sun 25 Sept Page 16

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The Course of True Love by David Leddy Tues 27 Sept Page 16

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Me and My Girl A.D.A.M.S

Film Club: Brassed Off (15)

Psychedelic Antibiotics for Infectious Mental Disease

Worbey and Farrell: Rhapsody

Democracy by Michael Frayn

Chaplain’s Conversations With Dr Anne Mullen

Cutting Room Conversations Elizabeth (15)

Film Club: 100 Foot Journey (PG)

NT Live Screening: The Threepenny Opera

Just Beatles Tribute Band

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Karen Marshalsey, Eilidh Steele, Allan MacDonald

Film Club: Love Affair (12)

STACS: James Willshire

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Thurs 15 Sept Page 12

Wed 21 Sept Page 14

Global Horror: Tenebrae(18)

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Fri 16 Sept Page 13

Wed 28 Sept Page 16

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Explorathon 30 Sept Page 17

October

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Whitney – Queen of the Night

Global Horror: Berberian Sound Studio

Lunchtime Concert: Roy Howat Wed 5 Oct Page 18

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Shark in the Park

Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde

Chaplain’s Conversations With Dr Chris Jones

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Byre World: Talk to Her (15)

Richard Dyer presents... La Dolce Vita (12A)

Film Club: Singin’ in the Rain (PG)

French Connections

Global Horror: Tale of Two Sisters

Lunchtime Concert: Alex South

Byre World: A Conversation with…

Richard Dyer presents... Mädchen in Uniform (PG)

Film Club Daniel Sloss: The Bourne Supremacy (12A) So? Thurs 13 Oct Page 24

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A Bench on the Road

Don’t Dribble on the Dragon

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers 80th Birthday

Global Horror: The Babadook

J Wyatt & D Holligan Lunchtime Concert

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Tues 11 Oct Page 21

October

Connla

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October

Byre World: Literary Café Series Wed 19 Oct Page 20

An Evening of Dirty Dancing the Tribute Show Wed 19 & Thurs 20 Oct Page 27

Film Club: State Fair (PG) Thurs 20 Oct Page 27

Bad Guys Fri 21 Oct Page 27

St Andrews Voices Fringe: Jazz Works

St Andrews Voices: King Creosote

St Andrews Voices: Sing-a-long Mary Poppins

St Andrews Voices: The Elixir of Love (Donizetti)

St Andrews Voices Fringe: 5th Anniversary Lunch

Met Opera: Don Giovanni (Mozart)

Blood Brothers Mermaids

Global Horror: The Silent House

Cutting Room Conversations Bram Stoker’s Dracula (18)

Film Club High Society (PG)

Richard Dyer presents... Se7en (18)

STACS: Aurea Quartet and Susan Tomes

Fraxi Queen of the Forest

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Fri 28 Oct Page 31

Springsteen Sessions 2016

Global Horror Goodnight Mommy (15)

Byre World: The Colour of Pomegranates (PG)

The Railway Children

October

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Girls Night Oot! The Musical Sat 29 Oct Page 31

Sat 22 Oct Page 28

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Sun 23 Oct Page 28

Thurs 27 Oct Page 30

Shakespeare Schools Festival Tues 1 Nov Page 32

Sun 23 Oct Page 29

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Film Club: Grace of Monaco (PG) Thurs 3 Nov Page 33

Richard Dyer presents... Meet Me in St Louis (U) Thurs 3 Nov Page 33

The Pirates of Penzance Fri 4 & Sat 5 Nov Page 33

Edmund & Queenie’s Comedy Dinner Show Sun 6 Nov Page 34

The LadyKillers

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Global Horror: The Orphanage (15) Tues 8 Nov Page 21

B yr e tmas Fair C h r is Byre World: A Conversation with… Wed 9 Nov Page 20

Cutting Room Conversations Macbeth (15) Tues 15 Nov Page 36

Croft & Pearce Sat 19 Nov Page 38

Film Club: Testament of Youth (12A)

The Byre’s Christmas Craft Fair

Lady Macbeth: unsex me here

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Sun 13 Nov Page 35

A McGillivary, L Russell, T Wilkinson Concert

Byre World: Literary Café Series

Film Club: The Thomas Crown Affair (15)

The Underground Man

Demo and Dine

Global Horror: Amer (18)

Film Club: Whisky Galore (PG)

Global Horror: Blood on Satan’s Claw (18)

Aladdin: A family pantomime

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RENT

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Global Horror: The Grudge (15) Tues 15 Nov Page 21

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Global Horror: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (18) Tues 6 Dec Page 21

Byre World: Chitchat on the Nile Wed 7 Dec Page 20

Film Club: Glenn Miller Story (15) Thurs 8 Dec Page 39

Met Opera: L’Amour De Loin (Kaija Saariaho)

Cutting Room Conversations Die Hard (15)

Global Horror: Christmas Evil (18+)

Byre World: A Conversation with…

Film Club: Miracle on 34th Street (U)

Met Opera: Nabucco (Verdi) Sun 8 Jan Page 41

Global Horror: Dog Soldiers (15)

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Film Club: That Sinking Feeling (12A)

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Met Opera: Romeo and Juliet (Gounod)

Global Horror: Night Watch (18)

Film Club: The Imitation Game (12A)

Southern Tenant Folk Union

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January February

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New Day

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Global Horror: The Returned (15) Tues 31 Jan Page 21

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Hedda Gabler

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Sat 21 Jan Page 42

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John Keane 57 Hours in The House of Culture – Moscow Siege, 2002 Exhibition continues in the café bar and foyer until 6 November.


Join us in our popular Café Bar to enjoy a drink, a tasty snack, a delicious pre-theatre meal or an excellent Sunday lunch – all made from fresh ingredients by our excellent chefs. This season sees the launch of themed nights in the Café Bar, of course keeping the well-loved Jazz Thursdays from 9.30pm. We’re especially looking forward to Fizz Fridays – the perfect way to wash away the worries of your working week and kick off that well earned weekend! Check our Facebook page for the latest news and last minute deals. Contact us on 01334 468807, email: restaurantbookings@st-andrews.ac.uk – bookings aren’t always necessary.

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Welcome to the Byre Theatre Autumn Season 2016 After a busy summer of outdoor events, I am delighted to welcome you back inside the Byre Theatre for our autumn season, which is packed full of events for you to enjoy. Theatre highlights include the Scottish premiere of Michael Frayn’s award–winning play Democracy, a new production from Rapture Theatre in association with the MacRobert Arts Centre. Meanwhile, the highly acclaimed Glasgow company Fire Exit bring The Course of True Love by multi-award-winning writer and Director David Leddy. Among our musical events, I’m particularly looking forward to the visit of the Aurea String Quartet, one of the most sought-after young ensembles in the UK, who join forces with the distinguished pianist Susan Tomes to perform Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor. Another pianistic highlight will be the visit of Roy Howat for a lunchtime programme of Chopin, Chabrier and Liszt. We’re also very excited to present a range of family and children’s theatre productions this season. From an adaptation of Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park books to Don’t Dribble on the Dragon, The Railway Children and Fraxi Queen of the Forest, we have something for young theatre-goers of all ages. Topping your Christmas celebrations this year has to be our pantomime Aladdin, which will whisk you away to a far-flung launderette for some seasonal adventures full of of magic, excitement and a host of colourful characters performed by Bard in the Botanics. Don’t forget to take advantage of the early bird ticket offer and treat the whole family. What more could you wish for? We look forward to seeing you soon. Michael Downes, Artistic Director

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Aladdin

A family pantomime written and directed by Gordon Barr 1- 31 December

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All Fridays and Saturdays throughout December: 7.00pm All Saturdays: 2.30pm Preview Thursday 1 December: 7.00pm Sunday 11 & 18 December: 2.00pm & 6.00pm Thursday 15 December: 7.00pm Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 December: 7.00pm Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 December: 2.30pm & 7.00pm No performance on Christmas Day (Merry Christmas everybody!) Monday 26 to Saturday 31 December: 2.30pm & 7.00pm Prices: Until 15th December: Family – £58 Adult – £17 Senior Citizen – £16 Student – £13.50 Unemployed – £13.50 Child (U18) – £13.50 Child (U2) – £10

From 16th December: Family – £62 Adult – £19 Senior Citizen – £18 Student – £15.50 Unemployed – £14.50 Child (U18) – £14.50 Child (U2) – £12

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What would you wish for? In a far flung fantasia, an adventure is beginning. Aladdin dreams of a better life, a chance for him and his dear old mum, Widow Twanky, to escape their grotty, old laundry. Oh. And if he can get the beautiful Princess Jasmine to marry him, that would be pretty perfect too! In the cave of wonders lies a lamp that promises to make all his wishes come true – but with the evil Abanazar determined to get his hands on the lamp too, can Aladdin save the day, win the girl and escape a life of dirty socks and pants? After the success of Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk, this year’s panto promises magic, excitement and a host of colourful characters as we join Aladdin and his pals on the adventure of a lifetime! Our pantos have become as much a part of Christmas as the tree so performances fill up quickly. Make sure you don’t miss out, book now on 01334 475000 or on the website at www.byretheatre.com Follow rehearsals on social media: facebook.com/byretheatre twitter.com/byretheatre instagram.com/byretheatre

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Geordie (U) Film Club

The Deep Blue Sea (12A) Auld Hat – NT Live Screening New Heids

Thursday 1 September, 10.00am – £6

Thursday 1 September, 7.00pm – £15/£13

Not content with being so small and slight in stature anymore, young Scots lad Geordie sends off for a home body building kit in an effort to bulk himself up. As the months progress, Geordie becomes a muscly, toned athlete with a particular aptitude for hammer throwing. As he becomes a national champion, he finds himself being selected to represent the UK in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia.

Scottish folk singing has a long and rich history, but many of its song are seldom heard today. All that is about to change with a new show that brings together some of Scotland’s finest folk musicians for an evening of music, humour and audience participation. Join the talents of Ian Bruce, Peter Clark, Gregor Lowrey and Fraser Bruce, as they revive popular folk songs of the 1960s and 70s incorporating modern musical twists. It will be a night of laughter, music and lots of singing. You’ll leave with a fine voice and the feel-good factor!

Director: Frank Launder; Country: UK; Year: 1955 Duration: 1h 33min

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

Friday 2 September, 7.30pm – £12

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production. A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.


Me and My Girl

Brassed Off (15)

A.D.A.M.S.

Film Club

Saturday 3 September, 8.00pm – £17.50/£10

Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 September, 7.30pm, Saturday 10 September, 2.30pm – £15 (£12 concession available on Tuesday evening and Saturday matinee performances)

Thursday 8 September, 10.00am – £6

FOUR comedians. ONE night of hilarity. Our comedy host, MC Damion Larkin ‘One of the country’s top new comedians’ (BBC), is versatile, creative, unpredictable and extremely funny. You’ll be Laughing Out Loud as he introduces three of the top funny folk from the comedy circuit.

Your headliner for September is Gary Little: “Some of the best stand up I’ve ever seen.” Kevin Bridges

The full line up will be on our website at byretheatre.com nearer the time.

Set in the 1930s, this musical tells the story of Bill Snibson, an unashmed cockney, who learns he is the illegitimate heir to Lord Hareford. Both he and his girlfriend Sally don’t quite fit this new-found high-society life. But with a little help from his friend Sir John, can Bill use his wit and charm to win over his new family to gain the title and his girl? Containing the popular songs Doing the Lambeth Walk and The Sun Has Got His Hat On, this popular show is presented by local society A.D.A.M.S.

North Yorkshire, 1992. A local colliery band, led by Danny (Pete Postlethwaite), prepare for a national competition, despite the fact that they are faced with redundancy if their pit closes. Gloria (Tara Fitzgerald), the daughter of a former band leader, returns to the band and raises their spirits, beginning a relationship with one of their younger members (Ewan McGregor). Director: Mark Herman; Country: UK; Year: 1996 Duration: 1h 43min

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

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The Origins of Documentary Photography:

St Andrews in the 1840s Knowledge Exchange

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Thursday 8 September 5.30pm – Free

A Nightingale Sang in Psychedelic Berkley Square (PG) Antibiotics for Film Club the Infectious Thursday 15 September, 10.00am – £6 Mental Disease Pinky is released from prison and has decided to go straight from now on, but accidentally getting himself a job as a maintenance man at a large bank gives him a lot of undue attention from Ivan the Terrible, the local hoodlum. By using Pinky, Ivan hopes to rob the bank and Pinky starts to liken to the idea of going back to his old ways!

Thursday 15 September, 6.00pm – Free

Director: Ralph Thomas; Country: UK; Year: 1979 Duration: 1h 42min

Fishergate, St Andrews. By Hill & Adamson. (Image courtesy of University of St Andrews Library: ALB-6-91.)

The town of St Andrews had, at the very beginning, a key role in the practice of photography. In those early years, St Andrews and Edinburgh, on either side of the Firth of Forth, saw an impressive experiment in social documentary photography – an art that was not fully recognised for another 50 years. This talk explores the work of the photographers and their extraordinary collaboration with the people of the fishing communities. It investigates the purposes behind the work – aesthetic and human admiration and the drive for improvement.

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

Many adults who suffer from chronic anxiety disorders and adult addictions have issues of unresolved childhood trauma. Research in the last ten years has shown that when psychedelic drugs are combined carefully with psychotherapy, patients have the opportunity to address emotional issues of trauma which helps them on the road to recovery. Ben Sessa, a leading consultant in Child and Adolescence Psychiatry and Addictions Psychiatry, will present this event hosted by the University of St Andrews School of Psychology and Neroscience. This talk is for people who work within the fields of mental health and psychology as well as anyone dealing with family members who are suffering from mental health conditions connected to anxiety and addictions.


Rhapsody

Democracy by Michael Frayn

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Saturday 17 September, 7.30pm – £14/£12

Friday 16 September, 7.30pm – £14/£12

Followed by a free post show discussion

One piano, four hands, but not like you’ve ever seen before!

Rapture Theatre returns to the Byre Theatre with their latest show. Political in-fighting, loyalty, spying, scheming and betrayal. Some things never change! West Germany, 1969. Charismatic Willy Brandt has been elected Chancellor. However, when his own political party start to plot against him, and the threat of an East German spy in his own office is discovered – Brandt believes the only man he can truly trust is Gunter Guillaume, his devoted personal assistant. But in the world of political intrigue and betrayal, who can you trust? Shakespearean in scale, Democracy combines the fascination of a John Le Carre thriller with all the modern twists and spins of House of Cards. Witty, thought-provoking and highly entertaining, Democracy is a compelling and unmissable night at the theatre. Produced in association with Macrobert Arts Centre and from the writer of the West End Smash Noises Off. Movie and RSC actor Tom Hodgkins leads the cast as Willy Brandt, alongside Brookside star Neil Caple, Colin McCredie (Taggart), Sean Scanlan (River City) and Byre Panto favourite Alan Steele.

Worbey and Farrell are internationally acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour, entertaining people around the globe with their barnstorming blend of sparky comedy and utterly sensational piano playing. They push the boundaries of their instrument, using it in unconventional ways to mimic the sound of a full symphony orchestra! The show includes arrangements of Carnival of the Animals, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, their very own Paganini Variations, and a hilariously unique take on Beethoven’s Fur Elise. This exuberant show is suitable for every age and all musical tastes. Prepare to be moved, excited and amazed. But above all, prepare to laugh with joy at the sheer ingenuity and style of these two masters of musical mayhem.

‘Perfect timing for Michael Frayn’s seriously thrilling play.’ The Times

Recommended age: 12+

‘A gripping night out.’ The Daily Mail

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Chaplain’s Conversations

Joseph Fleetwood

Elizabeth (15)

Lunchtime Concert

Cutting Room Conversations

With Dr Anne Mullen, Vice-Principal (International)

Wednesday 21 September, 1.10pm £3/Free to Music Centre members

Wednesday 21 September, 7.00pm – £8/£6

Monday 19 September, 5.30pm – Free

A former student at the Royal College of Music and Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Angus-born concert pianist Joseph Fleetwood’s recital includes Franz Liszt’s three Petrarch Sonnets and Beethoven’s Sonata no. 31 in A-flat major, op. 110.

Discover more about the people of the University of St Andrews. In conversation with the Chaplain, Donald MacEwan, these key figures will explore their path to the university, what inspires them in their research and their thoughts about the future of education. After an academic career in Italian literature and language, then as Senior Tutor at St Anne’s College, Oxford, Anne provides strategic leadership for the projection of the University’s image to the world.

Cutting Room Conversations brings you a new perspective on your favourite movies. Watch these iconic films and join researchers from the University of St Andrews for a lighthearted discussion dissecting the themes, the realities and the unbelievable truths and lies behind them. Touching on themes of femininity, politics and religious freedom Elizabeth is a deservedly highly commended and awarded movie. But what liberties were taken with the storyline? What does it say about femininity and power? And is it, as has been suggested, anti-Catholic? Bring your questions to the panel. Director: Shekhar Kapur; Country: UK; Year: 1998 Duration: 2h 4min


Just Beatles

Film Club

The Threepenny Opera

Thursday 22 September, 10.00am – £6

NT Live Screening

Friday 23 September, 8.00pm – £15/£13

Hassan Kadam and his family move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside. They are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery. However upon encountering the icy proprietress, Madame Mallory, the Kadam family realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

Thursday 22 September, 7.00pm – £15

Director: Lasse Hallestrom; Country: UK; Year: 2014 Duration: 2h 2min

Tribute Band

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast from the stage of the National Theatre. London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull and the police are cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse: adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris (Everyman, London Road). Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language. Recommended age: 15+

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

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You know the band, you know the songs. With fine-toothed detail to ensure they’re being as true to the fab four as possible, Just Beatles have firmly established themselves on the tribute scene and receive invitations to play at Beatles Festivals all over the UK. Join these four experienced musicians in their passion for the Beatles as they sing their way through classics such as Come Together, Can’t Buy Me Love, A Hard Day’s Night and I Feel Fine. They have become a ‘must see’ act.

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100 Foot Journey (PG)


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The Sitcom Experience – Basil & Co The Dinner Show

The Course of True Love by David Leddy

Karen Marshalsey, Eilidh Steele, Allan MacDonald

Laughlines

Tuesday 27 September, 7.30pm – £12/£10

Lunchtime Concert

Sunday 25 September, 7.00pm £35 (includes three course meal)

Celia and Oliver are in the world’s most expensive hotel, drunk on the world’s most expensive champagne. It’s not good. They have thirty minutes to make up their minds about a risky proposal that could tear their lives apart. A powerful politician waits downstairs for their decision. Will they retreat to the daily disillusionment of running a failing charity? Or will they find the courage to reveal their true feelings and speak truth to power? The Course of True Love comes from multiaward-winning writer and director David Leddy and was originally commissioned and produced by A Play, A Pie, A Pint, in association with Aberdeen Performing Arts. Fire Exit is one of Scotland’s top theatre companies and has performed across the world.

Wednesday 28 September, 1.10pm £3/Free to music Centre members

The Byre is delighted to welcome the everpopular Laughlines with a hilarious evening of pure theatrical improvisational comedy and caricature as a three course meal is served by your favourite comedy characters. With Basil, Sybil and Manuel you can be sure that everything that can go wrong will. It’s unscripted – anything can happen so expect laugh out loud comedic mishaps from a hapless hotel owner and Spanish waiter. Recommended age: 14+

‘Gorgeous…witty…resonant.’

**** The Scotsman Recommended age: 16+

Karen Marshalsay is one of Scotland’s leading harpists and has earned a reputation for specialising in pipe music and performing on wire-strung and bray harps as well as modern clarsach. She is joined by eminent piper and Gaelic singer Allan MacDonald and highly skilled Scots fiddler Eilidh Steel in a programme of traditional tunes sourced from old manuscripts and collections and original compositions by the three musicians.


Film Club Thursday 29 September, 10.00am – £6 Ex-football star Mike Gambril (Warren Beatty) meets Terry McKay (Annette Bening) aboard a ship. Both are committed to other relationships, and, in an effort to test their love, they agree to meet in New York six months later to see if their relationship has a future. Will the couple be reunited? Director: Glenn Gordon Caron; Country: USA; Year: 1994 Duration: 1h 48min

STACS: James Willshire

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Friday 30 September

Thursday 29 September, 7.30pm £12/£11/£3/£1 The brilliant young British pianist James Willshire marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera with a performance of his spectacular first piano sonata. The programme also includes Liszt’s Rigoletto Paraphrase and Debussy’s Estampes as well as music by Mozart and Beethoven. ‘It took all of about two bars to be utterly entranced by the deceptive cantabile melody that is set up only to be overtaken by a musical thinking that is overwhelmed continually by its own logical momentum. Willshire shaped and characterised every moment with freshness and lucidity.’ The Herald

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

Explorathon

From Anthropology to Zoology, join University of St Andrews researchers as they host an evening of discovery, debate and entertainment in celebration of European Researchers’ Night 2016. Come along to talk about, celebrate and try out cutting edge research in one night of innovative and exciting hands-on activities, interactive shows, comedy and performance art. All events and activities are free and open to families, with adult only events later in the evening. Exciting details to follow – check byretheatre.com for information. EXPLORATHON (European Researchers’ Night Scotland) is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Programme.

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Love Affair (12)


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Connla

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Saturday 1 October, 8.00pm – £12/£10 This exciting new band from Ireland has strong traditional roots with global influences that give their music a unique sound. Their debut EP received rave reviews and this attention is earning them performances all over Ireland, the UK and beyond. Formed whilst studying at Ulster University, the band hails from the cities of Armagh and Derry: Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (whistles) and Paul Starrett (guitar) who are joined by Armagh siblings Emer and Conor Mallon on harp and uilleann pipes. With a full album due out next year, this is your chance to catch a brilliant young band on the up.

Whitney – Queen of the Night

Roy Howat Lunchtime Concert

Monday 3 October & Tuesday 4 October, 7.30pm – £24.50

Wednesday 5 October, 1.10pm £3/Free to music Centre members Steinway artist Roy Howat is admired throughout the world for his expertise in the piano music of France, about which he has published extensively. In the context of his present editing of Chopin’s piano works, he performs music by Chopin alongside two of his other great loves, Chabrier and Debussy.

‘Consider this your early warning system.... there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla.’ Irish Music Magazine

Revel in this stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a stellar line-up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breathtaking performance as Whitney, she takes us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I’m Every Woman, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more! (© Fleur Kilpatrick)


La Dolce Vita

Thursday 6 October, 7.00pm – Free

Singin’ in the Rain (PG) Film Club

French Connections

Thursday 6 October, 10.00am – £6

Friday 7 October, 7.30pm – £15/12.50

One of the most iconic films of all time. Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous onscreen romantic pair. When their latest film is transformed into a musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs. But Lina – well, even with the best efforts of a diction coach, they still decide to dub over her voice. Kathy Selden is brought in, an aspiring actress. Will Kathy continue to “aspire”, or will she get the break she deserves? Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly; Country: USA Year: 1952; Duration: 1h 43min

The Centre for Film Studies celebrates the work of renowned film scholar Professor Richard Dyer, an alumnus and now Professorial Fellow at St Andrews, whose hugely influential books include Stars, White, and Only Entertainment. This short season of four films, each introduced by Professor Dyer, reflects the lively and diverse range of subjects addressed in his writing. From the Hollywood musical to the European serial killer, the season offers us fresh insights into how we watch, understand and enjoy film. Join us for Federico Fellini’s classic critique of late 1950s Roman celebrity culture. Director: Federico Fellini; Year: 1960 Duration: 2h 54min

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

Two of Scotland’s top singers come together for the first time with a celebration of French song.

Chanteuse Christine Bovill has wowed packed audiences with her critically-acclaimed show featuring the music of Edith Piaf as well as other spellbinding performances with songs by Jacques Brel, Charles Trenet and Georges Brassens. Jazz/swing singer Todd Gordon is best known for the highly successful shows he created featuring the music popularised by Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Let them beckon you into a Parisianscented, twilight world of song with glorious jewels like I Will Wait For You, I Wish You Love, The Summer Knows, Hymne a L’Amour, Windmills of Your Mind, and Ne Me Quitte Pas (If You Go Away).

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Love! Music! Celebrity! Murder!: Richard Dyer presents . . . (12A)


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Byre World

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Launched in 2015, this innovative cultural programme from the University of St Andrews School of Modern Languages brings a taste of the wider world to St Andrews. The series includes screenings of foreign films; public conversations with journalists, writers, filmmakers, and other cultural figures; and ‘literary cafes’ that provide a relaxed space for discussions of world literature in translation. All events are free and open to the public. Wednesday 5 October, 7.00pm Film Screening: Talk to Her (15) This Spanish classic is a beautiful meditation on loss and loneliness. It tells the gripping story of two men – a nurse (Javier Cámara) and a writer (Darío Grandinetti) – whose lives become intertwined after the loves of their lives end up in a long and deep coma. Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Country: Spain Year: 2002; Duration: 1h 52min

Wednesday 12 October, 6.00pm A Conversation with… Wednesday 19 October, 8.00pm Literary Café Series Wednesday 2 November, 7.00pm Film Screening: The Colour of Pomegranates (PG) Famed Soviet director Sergei Parajanov takes you on a surrealist trip to the world of 18th-century Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova. Hailed by Martin Scorsese as “pretty much unlike anything in cinema history”, this masterpiece creates a magical and bewildering experience. Director: Sergei Parajanov; Country: Soviet Union/Armenia Year: 1969; Duration: 1h 19min

Wednesday 9 November, 6.00pm A Conversation with… Wednesday 16 November, 8.00pm Literary Café Series Wednesday 7 December, 7.00pm Film Screening: Chitchat on the Nile Set against the backdrop of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, this seminal but little known movie follows a group of frustrated Egyptians bobbing along the Nile. Smoking shisha seems the only way to escape the harsh reality of Egyptian society. Adapted from Naguib Mahfouz’s novel of the same title. Director: Hussein Kamal; Country: Egypt Year: 1971; Duration: 1h 55min

Wednesday 14 December, 6.00pm A Conversation with… More information will be available throughout the 2016-2017 academic year on the Byre Theatre website and on the homepage of the School of Modern Languages: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/modlangs If you would like to contact the Byre World team directly email byreworld@st-andrews.ac.uk.


Global Horror at the Byre Tuesday nights All films begin at 11.00pm – £5 Beginning with one of the ultimate ‘Late Night Movies’, Night of the Living Dead, the Byre Theatre and the University of St Andrews Department of Film Studies bring you a series of horror films from around the world, new and old. Come along, treat yourself to a drink and something to eat while you sink into our comfortable seats and enjoy the ride.

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Night of the Living Dead (15) (George Romero, USA, 1968) Tenebrae(18) (Dario Argento, Italy, 1982) Berberian Sound Studio (15) (Peter Strickland, UK, 2012) Tale of Two Sisters (15) (Kim Jee-woon, Korea, 2003) The Babadook (15) (Jennifer Kent, Australia, 2014) The Silent House (15) (Gustavo Hernández, Uruguay, 2010) Goodnight Mommy (15) (Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala, Austria, 2014) The Orphanage (15) (J. A. Bayona, Spain, 2007) The Grudge (15) (Takashi Shimizu, Japan, 2002) Amer (18) (Hélène Cattat & Bruno Forzani, France/Italy, 2009) Blood on Satan’s Claw (18) (Piers Haggard, UK, 1971) Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (X) (Jaromil Jireš, Czechoslovakia, 1970) Christmas Evil (18+) (Lewis Jackson, USA, 1980) Dog Soldiers (15) (Neil Marshall, UK, 2002) Night Watch (18) (Ole Bornedal, Danish, 1994) The Returned They Came Back (15) (Robin Campillo, France, 2004) Braindead (18) (Peter Jackson, New Zealand, 1992) – also known as Dead Alive

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Shark in the Park Saturday 8 October, 1.30pm & 3.30pm – £10

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Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope –but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!? From the creative time behind The Hairy Maclary Show – see the entirety of Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park trilogy live on stage!

If you and your family have enjoyed Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day – you’ll love this fin-tastic, family musical with Timothy Pope (and his telescope).


Alex South

Met Opera

Chaplain’s Conversations

Sunday 9 October, 4.55pm £18.50/£17.50/£14

With Dr Chris Jones, Senior Lecturer, School of English

Wednesday 12 October, 1.10pm £3/Free to music Centre members

This new production of Tristan und Isolde from the Met by Mariusz Treliński is well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met. The vocal challenges, the sumptuous symphonic scale of the orchestral writing, and the mystical nature of the story, make this aweinspiring work a phenomenon of the repertory. The three acts of the opera are originally set, respectively, aboard ship on the Irish Sea, in Cornwall and in Brittany. The story pays homage to the Celtic ambience and Wagner’s preservation of this context emphasizes several key themes: mysticism, knowledge of the magic arts, an evolved warrior code, and a distinctly non-Christian vision of the possibilities of the afterlife.

Monday 10 October, 5.30pm – Free

This programme of contemporary North American music for clarinet and electronics contrasts the polyphonic invention and sheer grooviness of Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint with the pure simplicity of Alvin Lucier’s sine tone experiments. Pieces from the twenty-first century show composers receptive to the influence of a huge diversity of styles. Alex South is a graduate of the Royal Conseravtoire of Scotland and founder member of the Research Ensemble.

Duration: 5h 15min

Discover more about the people of the University of St Andrews. In conversation with the Chaplain, Donald MacEwan, these key figures will explore their path to the university, what inspires them in their research and their thoughts about the future of education. Chris works on poetry of all periods, but particularly on Old English (or Anglo-Saxon), and on modernist and twentieth-century poetry. He is also part of the lecturers’ band Dry Island Buffalo Jump, and has been known to play the ukulele to a packed Younger Hall.

There are ten operas in the 2016/17 season. If you book for nine then you’ll get the tenth free!

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Lunchtime Concert

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Tristan und Isolde


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Love! Music! Celebrity! Murder!: Richard Dyer presents . . .

Mädchen in Uniform (PG)

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Thursday 13 October, 7.00pm – Free

The Bourne Supremacy (12A) Film Club Thursday 13 October, 10.00am – £6 After escaping from the emotional and physical pain he previously encountered, Jason Bourne and his girlfriend Marie begin a new life as far away as possible. But when an assassination attempt on Bourne goes horribly wrong, Bourne must re-enter the life he wanted to leave behind in order to find out the truth why they are still after him. Director: Paul Greengrass; Country: UK; Year: 2004 Duration: 1h 48min

Thursday 13 October, 8.00pm – £14.50/£11 Don’t miss the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedian! His TV includes Sunday Night at the Palladium, Russell Howard’s Good News, and five appearances on Conan O’Brien. He recently co-created online sitcom M.U.F.F, gave a Tedx Talk, released a live DVD and is working on his pilot for Warner Brothers Studios. SO?... what else is new…? ‘Nothing is off limits… Sloss skilfully weaves sensitive subject matter into a hilarious tapestry of politically incorrect and sexually inappropriate zingers… his humour intelligently and ironically calling out the hypocrisy of human nature.’ Herald Sun, Australia

The Centre for Film Studies celebrates the work of renowned film scholar Professor Richard Dyer, an alumnus and now Professorial Fellow at St Andrews, whose hugely influential books include Stars, White, and Only Entertainment. This short season of four films, each introduced by Professor Dyer, reflects the lively and diverse range of subjects addressed in his writing. From the Hollywood musical to the European serial killer, the season offers us fresh insights into how we watch, understand and enjoy film. A love story between teacher and student that forms part of an important tradition of LGBT filmmaking in Weimar cinema. Director: Loentine Sagan, Carl Froelich; Year: 1931 Duration: 1h 28min

Daniel Sloss: So?

Recommended age: 16+

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

(© Gavin Evans)


Don’t Dribble on the Dragon

Friday 14 October, 7.30pm – £14/£12/£8

Directed by Nick Lane; Designed by Mike Lees

‘We’re all immigrants.’

Saturday 15 October, 2.30pm – £9/£8.50

Orchowski, Obama, Pope Francis

Based on real testimonies collected over thirty years, A Bench on the Road is a rich piece of musical and visual storytelling which explores women’s experience of immigration through the lens of Scottish-Italian immigrants from 1850-1950. The play tells stories of Scottish and Italian women divided, yet united, in battle for identity and belonging. Weaving together folk music from the Scottish and Italian traditions, the piece employs bold visuals and an innovative and experimental merging of language and dialect. Whilst coming from a particular bi-cultural perspective, the piece strikes at the heart of the public debate around immigration and changing notions of identity in Europe. Recommended age: 10+

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My brother has a dragon and he keeps it secretly within a box beneath his socks. He’s hiding it from me… Join us for the Scottish premiere of this mesmerising new musical from the creators of the hit shows Old MacDonald Had A Farm and How The Koala Learnt To Hug. Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! When Tom’s endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers’ friendship apart can their dragon’s amazing magic help them put it back together again... or will it only end up making things worse? Based on the fabulous new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by the late Paul Daniels, this spectacular musical adventure about growing up and the importance of family is the perfect feel good show for big hearted adults and loving little ones alike. As an extra treat, Steven will be available to sign copies of Don’t Dribble on the Dragon which you can bring with you or buy in the theatre after the show. “A heart warming story full of love, laughs and sing along songs, this is perfect entertainment for adults and children alike – and brilliant fun!” The Guide

Recommended age: 3+ Running time approx. 60 minutes.

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Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Saturday 15 October, 8.00pm – £17.50/£10

FOUR comedians. ONE night of hilarity.

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Our comedy host, MC Damion Larkin ‘One of the country’s top new comedians’ (BBC) is versatile, creative, unpredictable and extremely funny. You’ll be Laughing Out Loud as he introduces three of the top funny folk from the comedy circuit.

Your headliner for October is Mark Nelson winner of 2006’s Scottish Comedian of The Year: ‘Engaging, clever and very funny.’ The Scotsman

The full line up will be on our website at byretheatre.com nearer the time.

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers 80th Birthday Party Tour

Jess Wyatt & Douglas Holligan

Sunday 16 October, 8.00pm – £17/£15

Wednesday 19 October, 1.10pm £3/Free to music Centre members

This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles. It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One’s Saturday night live programme, The One and Only, hosted by Graham Norton. Whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: ‘I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!’

Lunchtime Concert St Andrews graduates Jess Wyatt (Viola) and Douglas Holligan (Piano) present a programme of music by Vaughan Williams and the Viola Sonata by Dmitri Shostakovich, completed just weeks before his death.


Wild Card: State Fair (PG)

Wednesday 19 October & Thursday 20 October, 7.30pm – £18/£16

Thursday 20 October, 10.00am – £6

Now in its 6th record-breaking year, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a five star homage to one of the most popular movie soundtracks of all time. Often imitated but never bettered, this is the original concert celebration of the iconic music from the multi-award winning soundtrack to Dirty Dancing. Whether you remember the movie from the first time around or you’ve come to it more recently, you will enjoy high energy, emotional rollercoaster of an evening with breathtaking choreography and buckets of nostalgia. Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to have the time of your life!

Film Club Farm family Frake, with their discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day, both Margy and her brother Wayne meet attractive new flames; so does father’s prize hog, Blue Boy. As the fair proceeds, so do the romances; must lovers separate when the fair closes?

Bad Guys Friday 21 October, 1.30pm – £10/£8.50 Family friendly slapstick comedy group Three Half Pints are back with a bang this year. Stars of a major new CBeebies series, regular Comedy Club 4 Kids headliners and Hobgoblin New Comedy Finalists the Three Half Pints are proud to present their new show Bad Guys.

Director: Walter Lang; Country: USA; Year: 1945 Duration: 1h 40min

(Please note this production is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage on tour in the UK and worldwide)

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Derek, Ernie & Dick are really bored of being good. It’s just GOT to be more fun being a baddie. But being an evil scientist, pirate or cowboy is trickier than they thought. Can the bumbling brothers learn how to stay out of jail and be real Bad Guys? A hilarious new slapstick misadventure for young kids. Recommended age: 5-11 years

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St Andrews Voices at the Byre 5th Anniversary Festival: 20 - 23 October 2016

Scotland’s Festival of Vocal and Choral Music

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Festival Fringe – Jazz Works Byre Theatre Bar Thursday 20 October, 9.30pm – Free Joining the dots between jazz, funk, swing and soul, Jazz Works is the place for music lovers of all stripes. A night where ‘Town and Gown’ musicians come together and where audiences can sit back, drink in hand, and enjoy some classic tunes in the ambient surroundings of the Byre Bar. King Creosote Friday 21 October, 9.30pm – £15/£12/£10 One of Fife’s greatest exports, celebrated folk/ indie singer-songwriter and Mercury Prize nominee, King Creosote, paints a musical picture of his beloved homeland in this rare performance on home turf.

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Sing-a-long Mary Poppins Saturday 22 October, 10.00am – £6/£4 Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £17.50 A special sing-a-long screening of the classic family film Mary Poppins, with live warm up from St Andrews first all-female a cappella group, The Accidentals.

St Andrews Voices celebrates its fifth anniversary this October with a very special programme celebrating the voice in many eclectic guises: opera, cabaret, choral, indie, jazz, workshops, masterclasses, family events and more...

Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love Scottish Opera Saturday 22 October, 7.30pm – £16.50/£5 Scottish Opera returns to the St Andrews Voices festival with Donizetti’s glorious comic opera The Elixir of Love. Dynamic young British director Oliver Platt and designer Oliver Townsend take their inspiration from the world of P. G. Wodehouse in a cheeky, vividly characterised show with its tongue firmly in its cheek. The lively and lyrical score sees Donizetti at his very best. The cast includes Elli Laugharne, Elgan Llyr Thomas and James Cleverton, accompanied by five players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera in a new instrumental arrangement by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark, who also conducts this performance. Please note that this performance is not eligible for any discounts or concessions that cover other St Andrews Voices events.

Festival Fringe – 5th Anniversary Lunch Byre Theatre Café Sunday 23 October, 1.00pm Free, but lunch not included Sunday lunch with a difference! We celebrate the festival’s 5th anniversary with a ‘bring and share’ musical lunch. Order your food from the Byre Café and tuck into music by school, student and community groups. Other St Andrews Voices events include: a residency from worldrenowned vocal ensemble I Fagiolini, the Scottish premiere I Fagioloni (© Keith Saunders) of a new production of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute, afternoon tea cabaret with Jessica Walker, the choir of St Salvator’s Chapel, a come & sing workshop, a public masterclass for young singers, songs & stories for wee ones and a sound installation. For more details see www.standrewsvoices.com

St Andrews Voices is funded and supported by: University of St Andrews, Creative Scotland, Celebrating Fife, Hotel du Vin, Stay in St Andrews, M&S St Andrews, Royal and Ancient Golf Club, BID ST Andrews, Arts & Business, Thorntons, Topping and Company Booksellers, McPherson Trust, St Andrews Community Trust, Fidelio Trust, Lethendy Trust and Supporting Voices Patrons.


Blood Brothers

Met Opera

Tuesday 25 October & Wednesday 26 October, 7.30pm – £8

Sunday 23 October, 5.55pm £18.50/£17.50/£14 Set in an unnamed Spanish city in the mid-18th century, Mozart’s operatic retelling of the Don Juan myth is neither tragic nor entirely comic, but rather lighthearted, urbane, and ironic. We follow the title character and his earthy comic sidekick, Leporello, through a series of encounters that begins with a fatal duel, moves back and forth between the humorous and the sentimental, and ends with the protagonist being dragged down to hell. Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and RolandoVillazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conducts. Duration: 3h 22 min There are ten operas in the 2016/17 season. If you book for nine then you’ll get the tenth free!

Mermaids

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (18) Cutting Room Conversations Wednesday 26 October, 7.00pm – £8/£6 Cutting Room Conversations brings you a new perspective on your favourite movies. Watch these iconic films and join us for a lighthearted discussion with researchers from the University of St Andrews dissecting the themes, the realities and the unbelievable truths and lies behind them. Lush, sensual, gory, beautiful and creepy, Francis Ford Coppola’s vision of Bram Stoker’s Dracula rescues the character from decades of camp interpretations – and features some terrific performances from a stellar cast. Director: Francis Ford Coppola; Country: UK; Year: 1992 Duration: 2h 8min

Did you ever hear the story of the Johnstone twins? Blood Brothers follows the tragic tale of Mickey and Eddie, twins who are separated at birth and thrust to opposite ends of the social spectrum as they undergo the trials and tribulations of growing up in 1960s Liverpool. But when they meet for the first time, the world around them falls in to disarray as both their mothers scramble to hide their secret, begging the question – is it ever possible to deny who you really are? The Mermaids Performing Arts Fund is run by University of St Andrews students and supports student theatre and performance.

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High Society (PG) Film Club Thursday 27 October, 10.00am – £6 Packed full of some of the most memorable songs of all time, including the iconic duet between Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, High Society tells the story of an ice goddess, Tracy (played by the inimitable Grace Kelly) as she has to choose between the heart and the head.

Love! Music! Celebrity! Murder!: Richard Dyer presents . . . (18)

STACS Aurea Quartet and Susan Tomes

Thursday 27 October, 7.00pm – Free

Thursday 27 October, 7:30pm £12/£11/£3/£1/Free

Se7en

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Director: Charles Walters; Country: USA; Year: 1956 Duration: 1h 51min

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

The Centre for Film Studies celebrates the work of renowned film scholar Professor Richard Dyer, an alumnus and now Professorial Fellow at St Andrews, whose hugely influential books include Stars, White, and Only Entertainment. This short season of four films, each introduced by Professor Dyer, reflects the lively and diverse range of subjects addressed in his writing. From the Hollywood musical to the European serial killer, the season offers us fresh insights into how we watch, understand and enjoy film. One of the most acclaimed films of the 1990s, Se7en both epitomizes and modifies the serial killer genre. Director: David Fincher; Year: 1995 Duration: 2h 7min

Former winners of the St Martin in the Fields Chamber Music Prize, and St John’s Smith Square Young Artists, the Aurea Quartet are one of the most sought-after young ensembles in the UK. In this special concert with one of the country’s most distinguished pianists and former member of the RPS Award-winning Florestan Trio, Susan Tomes, they perform Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor. The first half, meanwhile, sees Schubert take centre stage in his ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet in A minor and excerpts from his Moments Musicaux for piano.


Springsteen Sessions 2016

Girls Night Oot! The Musical

Asylon Theatre with soundtrack by Greg Sinclair

Friday 28 October, 8.00pm – £15/£13

Saturday 29 October, 7.30pm – £14/£12

Friday 28 October, 4.00pm – £9/£7

For four years now, this exciting and talented group of Scottish musicians have thrilled audiences across the country with their driving and dynamic versions of the very best of The Boss and The E Street Band – from the early albums like Greetings from Asbury Park right through to Wrecking Ball. All the classics and the anthems are delivered with massive attention to detail, ensuring that the authentic sound of the E Street Band is delivered with the kind of intensity that is reminiscent of their early days at The Stone Pony in New Jersey, where it all kicked off for The Boss over 40 years ago.

The bolshy and bantertastic musical sequel to stage hit I Will Survive tells the story of four girls on a hen night through song, laughter and maybe even a few tears. Join the ladies on an unforgettable hen night that promises to be just a wee bit naughty with a smash hit retro soundtrack featuring hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and now!

This engaging dance theatre piece inspires love and thoughtfulness towards the natural world. Home provider, oxygen producer and firstrate playmate; Fraxi the Ash tree is guardian (and BFF!) to all forest dwellers.Danger looms when news of airborne disease Chalara reaches the forest, and to everyone’s dismay Fraxi is soon infected! Best friends Woody and H.B. Caterpillar must choose how to save their beloved home. Rich in facts, folklore and ecothemed fun, explore and learn with Fraxi in her everchanging forest home. Children will enjoy this compelling tale of friendship and resilience by Scotland New Playwrights Award Winner, Jack Dickson. ‘Not only does this surprising topic make a compelling drama, it holds its young audience absolutely captivated.’

**** Broadway Baby Recommended age 6+, however, younger children are welcome

Recommended age: 14+

‘Good music and excellent vocal performances.’ Broadway World

Recommended age: 18+

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Shakespeare Schools Festival

The Railway Children

The Just So Society

Tuesday 1 November, 7.00pm £9/£7 (Groups of 20+ £6.50)

Wednesday 2 November & Thursday 3 November, 7.00pm – £13/£11

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Sunday 30 & Monday 31 October, 8.30pm – £8

Book and Lyrics by Julian Woolford, Music by Richard John From the novel by E. Nesbit by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Are you shivering with antic…pation for Just So’s Society’s Rocky Horror Picture Show? Well don’t dream it, be it! Get ready for Just So’s third Rocky Horror Picture Show which promises to be bigger and better than ever before! Join us on October 30 or 31 for a night of Halloween filled Transylvanian madness. Props bags are included with your ticket so get out your highest heels and tightest corset ready for a big night out. Come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab with this unique live action screening of a cult classic.

This poignant tale of a family in upheaval where the three children form a friendship with the local Station Master and a benevolent Old Gentleman was first published in 1905 and, thanks to its universally acknowledged charm, has subsequently been adapted for the screen six times. This version is sensitively brought to life for generations old and new through song, storytelling, drama and comedy a beautifully immersive production featuring a cast of six. See Shakespeare performed as you’ve never seen it before! Shakespeare Schools Festival is proud to present a series of unique performances by young people from local schools across the country. Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, Shakespeare Schools Festival is a wonderful way to experience the language, magic and possibilities of Shakespeare. This performance includes Hamlet by Kirkland High School and Community College in Leven and Twelfth Night performed by pupils from Madras College St Andrews.

Recommended age: 16+


Film Club Thursday 3 November, 10.00am – £6 The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and France’s Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.

Love! Music! Celebrity! Murder!: Richard Dyer presents . . .

Meet Me in St Louis (U) Thursday 3 November, 7.00pm – Free

Director: Olivier Dahan; Country: UK; Year: 2014 Duration: 1h 43min

The Centre for Film Studies celebrates the work of renowned film scholar Professor Richard Dyer, an alumnus and now Professorial Fellow at St Andrews, whose hugely influential books include Stars, White, and Only Entertainment. This short season of four films, each introduced by Professor Dyer, reflects the lively and diverse range of subjects addressed in his writing. From the Hollywood musical to the European serial killer, the season offers us fresh insights into how we watch, understand and enjoy film. Often considered the perfect musical, Minnelli’s film represents the highest achievements of classical Hollywood. The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

Director: Vincente Minnelli; Year: 1944 Duration: 1h 53min

The Pirates of Penzance

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Gilbert and Sullivan Society Friday 4 November & Saturday 5 November, 7.30pm, Saturday 5 November, 2.30pm £12/£10/£8 Following their acclaimed production of Patience in April 2015, the University of St Andrews Gilbert and Sullivan Society returns to the Byre with one of the duo’s most famous and enduring works, The Pirates of Penzance. Frederic is now 21 and can leave his piratical apprenticeship to find true love. However all is not quite what it seems... With such famous songs as I am the very model of a modern major-general, A policemen’s lot is not a happy one, With Cat-Like Tread, and Poor Wand’ring One to name but a few, Pirates is a fantastic family friendly mix of comic characters, witty dialogue, and great tunes.

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The Sitcom The LadyKillers Tuesday 8 November – Experience – Saturday 12 November, 7.30pm, Edmund & Queenie’s Saturday 12 November, 2.30pm and £12 on Tuesday 8 and Comedy Dinner Show £14 Saturday 12 matinee show Laughlines

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Sunday 6 November, 7.00pm £35 (includes a three course meal)

The Byre is delighted to welcome the ever popular Laughlines with a hilarious evening of pure theatrical improvisational comedy and caricature as a three course meal is served by your favourite comedy characters from one of the most quotable comedies of all time. The meal is just one of the stars of the show in this wonderful tribute to the popular TV series Blackadder. From start to finish you’ll be served and entertained by a wonderful cast who pay fond and faithful tribute to the original characters.

St Andrews Play Club is pleased to present The Ladykillers in a stage adaptation written by Graham Linehan and based on the popular Ealing comedy of the same name. A gang of criminal misfits, led by Professor Marcus and posing as an amateur chamber orchestra, rent rooms in the house of sweet, old Mrs Wilberforce. From there they mastermind a daring bank heist. Although the police are stumped, Mrs Wilberforce is wise to their ruse. The gang decide to dispatch her before she talks! Can Mrs Wilberforce outwit five desperate men? Who will be forced to face the music? This hilarious comedy caper is brim-full of crazy characters. Criminally funny!

Testament of Youth (12A) Film Club Thursday 10 November, 10.00am – £6 A searing story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain which became the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A powerful and passionate journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times. Director: James Kent; Country: UK; Year: 2014 Duration: 2h 9min

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.


Lady Macbeth: unsex me here

Saturday 12 November, 10.00am - 4.00pm – free

Company Chordelia & Solar Bear

The Byre’s famous Christmas Craft Fair offers you the chance to browse and buy beautifully crafted gifts for friends, family and maybe yourself – because you may find that some of these pieces are irresistible. Come along, meet the makers and enjoy the atmosphere. Which is more than can be said for most Christmas shopping experiences! The full list of stallholders will appear on the website at byretheatre.com in the run up to the event.

Sunday 13 November, 3.00pm – pay what you can

B yr e tmas Fair s i r h C 12 November 10.00am - 4.00pm

Step into a magical Christmas shopper’s paradise! Admission Free

An exciting and unique piece of dance theatre by award winning Company Chordelia Artistic Director Kally Lloyd-Jones. Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Lady Macbeth: unsex me here explores one of Shakespeare’s most complex women. Ambition, power, guilt, remorse, loss, death. Paralleling Shakespeare’s time, a cast of three male dancers all play Lady Macbeth, exploring the relationship between masculinity and femininity. Using Shakespeare’s language as the source, British Sign Language is used to create choreography, producing a piece of visceral dance & movement theatre which will reach deaf and hearing audiences alike, in different ways.

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Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

The Byre’s Christmas Craft Fair


Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

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RENT

Macbeth (15)

The Just So Society

Cutting Room Conversations

Tuesday 15 November – Thursday 17 November, 7.30pm – £8

Tuesday 15 November, 7.45pm – £8/£6 Cutting Room Conversations brings you a new perspective on your favourite movies. Watch these iconic films and join us for a lighthearted discussion with researchers from the University of St Andrews dissecting the themes, the realities and the unbelievable truths and lies behind them. In this, the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we bring you the latest and highly acclaimed movie release of the Scottish play. But how historically accurate is the play? Does Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth himself, show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder? Why did this story among so many others capture a playwright’s imagination? Director: Justin Kurzel; Country: UK; Year: 2015 Duration: 1h 53min

One of the most acclaimed musicals in history, RENT tells the stories of young artists and addicts in Alphabet City close to the turn of the millennium, living in the shadow of AIDs and battling a coming wave of gentrification. A group of friends find the salvation of love within each other and prove there can be a better world where art thrives and everything good is free. Jonathan Larson’s exuberant East Village rock version of Puccini’s opera La Bohème won the Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Recommended age: 16+


Lucy Russell (baroque violin) Alison McGillivray (viola da gamba) Tom Wilkinson (harpsichord) Wednesday 16 November, 1.10pm £3/Free to music Centre members

Wild Card: The Thomas Crown Affair (15)

The Underground Man

Film Club

A journey, with a Gothic twist, through the curious tunnels of a Victorian mind. William John Cavendish Scott-Bentinck, the 5th Duke of Portland is an eccentric English aristocrat lives a life of fascination, obsession and deep scientific curiosity. This deceptively simple man struggles to come to terms with a world that is teeming with new knowledge, ill-founded opinion and gossip. Why does he hide himself away? What is his fascination with tunnels? Will he ever unearth the secrets hidden in his memory? In a sequence of events that are often bizarre and frequently hilarious he reveals moments of surprising perception and wisdom. Adapted by Nick Wood from Mick Jackson’s Booker shortlisted novel, this imaginative production features live music and a specially commissioned score.

Thursday 17 November, 10.00am – £6 A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multimillion dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. Director: John McTiernan; Country: USA; Year: 1999 Duration: 1h 53mins

University Organist Tom Wilkinson is joined by two of the UK’s leading exponents of historically informed string playing in music by Buxtehude, Rameau and Erlebach.

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

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AJTC and Nottingham Playhouse Friday 18 November, 7.30pm – £12/£10/£8

Recommended age: 14+

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Lunchtime Concert


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Demo and Dine

Croft & Pearce

Saturday 19 November: 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm Sunday 20 November: 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm FREE, but ticketed. Each demo lasts around half an hour with drinks tastings between sessions.

Saturday 19 November, 8.00pm – £12/£10

As part of ‘Savour St Andrews’, the town’s top chefs demonstrate their skill and expertise in our Demo and Dine event. Chefs from the finest restaurants are taking to the stage to show how they create some of their signature dishes with top tips on how you can try some of their techniques at home. We’ll have the full schedule of who’s doing what and when nearer the time. Now that you’re feeling peckish – may we suggest dinner at The Byre? Book in person, call 01334 468807 or email restaurantbookings@st-andrews.ac.uk

Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce are stars of BBC Radio 4 and Edinburgh Fringe Favourites. Multi award winning sketch comedians, they were the breakthrough stars of Sketchorama in 2014 which led to the commission for their first solo sketch show The Croft & Pearce Show also for BBC Radio 4. They are ‘brilliant sketch comedians’ (Alistair McGowan) and incredibly slick performers with sharply funny characters. This is a night of guaranteed laughter – don’t miss it!


Sons of the Desert (U)

The Glenn Miller Story (15)

Film Club

Film Club

Film Club

Thursday 24 November, 10.00am – £6

Thursday 1 December, 10.00am – £6

Thursday 8 December, 10.00am – £6

The original version of this icon of Scottish cinema. When 50,000 cases of whisky are stranded on a ship which runs aground, the inhabitants of a Scottish island cannot resist the temptation. Unfortunately, a Home Guard captain (an Englishman) stands in their way.

Follow Glenn Miller (1904–1944) (James Stewart) from his early days in the music business in 1929 through to his 1944 death when the airplane he was flying in was lost over the English Channel during WWII. The film features all Miller’s big hits, including Pennsylvania 6-5000, Chattanooga Choo-Choo and In the Mood, plus an appearance by Louis Armstrong leading a jam session on Basin Street Blues in a speakeasy in Harlem.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick; Country: UK; Year: 1949 Duration: 1h 22min

Director: Anthony Mann; Country: USA; Year: 1954 Duration: 1h 55min

When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise when they’re actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way. Director: William A. Slater; Country: UK; Year: 1933 Duration: 1h 8min

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am. The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

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Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Whisky Galore (PG)


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L’Amour De Loin (Kaija Saariaho)

Die Hard (15) Cutting Room Conversations

Miracle on 34th Street (U)

Met Opera

Tuesday 13 December, 7.00pm – £8/£6

Film Club

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Monday 12 December, 5.55pm £18.50/£17.50/£14 Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut. Duration: 3h There are ten operas in the 2016/17 season. If you book for nine then you’ll get the tenth free!

Thursday 15 December, 10.00am – £6 When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Director: George Seaton; Country: USA; Year: 1947 Duration: 1h 36min

Cutting Room Conversations brings you a new perspective on your favourite movies. Watch these iconic films and join us for a lighthearted discussion with researchers from the University of St Andrews dissecting the themes, the realities and the unbelievable truths and lies behind them. ‘Yippee-ki-yay!‘ We had to bring you this classic holiday story of office Christmas parties, terrorism and the lone hero. On the surface a standard action movie, what can be said of the film’s deeper themes of anti-capitalism, greed and redemption? And how did it lead the way in subverting the established action hero trope? Find out how in conversation with our Cutting Room Conversations panelists. Director: John McTiernan; Country: USA; Year: 1988 Duration: 2h 11min

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.


That Sinking Feeling (12A)

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Film Club Thursday 19 January, 10.00am – £6 Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money and comes up with a complicated scheme: to steal sinks from a warehouse dressed as girls and using a stopmotion potion.

Nabucco (Verdi) Met Opera Sunday 8 January, 5.55pm – £18.50/£17.50/£14 The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. In a remarkable career spanning six decades in the theater, Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) composed 28 operas. The success of his third opera, a stirring drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco), catapulted the 28-year-old composer to international fame. Solera’s libretto takes some liberties with biblical history, and the characters other than the title role are dramatic inventions. But the story as a whole stays close to events as they are related in Jewish scriptures. The first part takes place around the destruction of the first temple in Jerusalem in 586 B.C., with the remainder of the opera set in various locations in the city of Babylon. Duration: 2h 43min There are ten operas in the 2016/17 season. If you book for nine then you’ll get the tenth free!

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Director: Bill Forsyth; Country: UK; Year: 1979 Duration: 1h 33min


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Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Romeo and Juliet (Gounod)

The Imitation Game (12A)

Saturday 21 January, 8.00pm – £17.50/£10

Met Opera

Film Club

FOUR comedians. ONE night of hilarity.

Sunday 22 January, 5.55pm £18.50/£17.50/£14

Thursday 26 January, 10.00am – £6

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Our comedy host, MC Damion Larkin ‘One of the country’s top new comedians’ (BBC), is versatile, creative, unpredictable and extremely funny. You’ll be Laughing Out Loud as he introduces three of the top funny folk from the comedy circuit.

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s topsecret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Director: Morten Tyldum; Country: UK; Year: 2014 Duration: 1h 54min

Your headliner for January is Smug Roberts from Peter Kays Phoenix Nights (CH4): ‘A master storyteller.’ Radio Times

The full line up will be on our website at byretheatre.com nearer the time.

Perhaps the most enduringly successful of the many operatic settings of the world’s consummate love story, Roméo et Juliette is an excellent example of French Romanticism, a tradition that values subtlety, sensuality, and graceful vocal delivery over showy effects. Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, and now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. In Shakespeare’s lifetime, Italy was a land of many small city-states in constant warfare with one another, but this same country was also the cradle of the Renaissance, with its astounding explosion of art and science. The Met’s new production moves the action to the 18th century. Duration: 3h There are ten operas in the 2016/17 season. If you book for nine then you’ll get the tenth free!

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.


Friday 27 January, 8.00pm £14/£12 Southern Tenant Folk Union are the Edinburgh based six-piece string band that over a series of albums have produced a thought provoking and arresting take on roots and folk music. Artistically successful, their albums have been reviewed and praised in The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times and The Irish Times with their latest album awarded 4 stars in Q Magazine and the band described as ‘A folk band for the Occupy era – passionate, political and mischievous’. Join them at the Byre for an exciting live show that engages the audience, talks and tells stories, discusses issues, is informal and also one that displays the fully eclectic and interesting music from across the band’s career to date.

New Day

Hedda Gabler

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 January, 7.30pm – £10

Sonder Theatre and Mermaids Performing Arts Fund

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Tuesday 31 January & Wednesday 1 February, 7.30pm – £8

An inspirational musical, New Day by Act of Faith Productions tells the story of three friends as they struggle with grief, identity and illness. Performed by an enthusiastic cast of young Christians, New Day tackles hard questions in such a way that encourages you to consider each day in a new light. The production toured to appreciative audiences during the early part of 2016 and this is your opportunity to catch it during this short run at The Byre. Recommended age: 14+

Hedda dreams of freedom. Back from her honeymoon she is bored by married life, her husband and her new home, choosing to turn to past relationships and rivalries. Manipulative and passionate, Hedda pushes the boundaries of love with catastrophic consequences. The Mermaids Performing Arts Fund is run by University of St Andrews students and supports student theatre and performance. With an emphasis on working both with new writers and reimagining classic texts, the work Sonder Theatre presents is timely, challenging, and engaging. Their productions have received five-star reviews in the student press and have consistently sold-out.

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Southern Tenant Folk Union


44Byre Theatre The Byre Theatre is a vibrant artistic and cultural hub in the heart of St Andrews and home to a packed programme of performances, exhibitions and events all year round. The Byre is open daily from 10.00am.

To book:

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

• Box Office is open Monday to Saturday, 10.00am-4.30pm, or until the start of the performance. • You can book in person at Box Office during opening hours. • Book by telephone during Box Office opening hours on 01334 475000. • Book online at byretheatre.com • Ask our Box Office team for details of audio described and British Sign Language signed performances.

Byre Café Bar Open daily from 10.00am until late, serving delicious home baking, light bites and delicious pre-theatre meals, as well as afternoon tea and Sunday lunches.

To reserve a table: • Book in person in the Byre Café Bar. • Book by telephone on 01334 468807. • Book by emailing restaurantbookings@ st-andrews.ac.uk • Please note that booking isn’t always necessary

Find us: The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9LA

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Produced by Print & Design, University of St Andrews, July 2016.

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland. No: SC013532.

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