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Welcome to The Byre Café Bar We are open daily from 10.00am, serving delicious home baking, light bites, tasty lunches and delicious pre-theatre meals, all made using the freshest of ingredients by our excellent chefs. Join us for themed nights in the Café Bar where the food is good and the staff are friendly.

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Tuesdays: enjoy a drink in the bar before our late night movie screenings. Wednesdays: live music. Thursdays: free live jazz, 9.30pm until late. Fizz Fridays: end the week and start the weekend amongst friends with a special drink. Live music Saturday nights: from 9.30pm.

Celebrate with us! When the time comes – remember to book your graduation meal at The Byre. Just ask for the menu when you book. You can contact the Café Bar on 01334 468807 E: restaurantbookings@st-andrews.ac.uk although bookings aren’t always necessary.


What’s On

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Met Opera: Nabucco (Verdi)

Film Club: That Sinking Feeling (12A)

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Met Opera: Lunchtime Concert Romeo and Juliet (Gounod) Wed 25 Jan Sun 22 Jan Page 11

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Film Club: The Imitation Game (12A)

Southern Tenant Folk Union

Hedda Gabler

Global Horror: The Returned (15)

Byre World: Film Screening

Film Club: Groundhog Day (PG)

A Viennese Strauss Gala

Fife Jazz Festival: Rose Room

Fife Jazz Festival: Blues n Trouble

Black Beauty

Fife Jazz Festival: The Scottish Swing Orchestra

NT Live: Amadeus (12A)

Transit

Global Horror: Dead Alive (18)

Byre World: A Conversation With…

Film Club: The Bourne Ultimatum (12A)

Green Film Festival: My Stuff (15)

Green Film Festival: Can You Dig This (15)

Green Film Festival Double Bill

January February

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February

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February

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Tues 7 Feb Page 17

Thurs 19 Jan Page 10

Tues 31 Jan & Wed 1 Feb Page 12

Sat 4 Feb Page 15

Wed 8 Feb Page 13

Sat 21 Jan Page 10

Tues 31 Jan Page 12

Sun 5 Feb Page 16

Thurs 9 Feb Page 17

Wed 1 Feb Page 13

Sun 5 Feb Page 15

Thurs 9 Feb Page 18

Thurs 2 Feb Page 14

Mon 6 Feb Page 16

Fri 10 Feb Page 18

Thurs 26 Jan Page 11

Thurs 2 Feb Page 14

Tues 7 & Wed 8 Feb Page 17

Sat11 Feb Page 18

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January

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What’s On February

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Green Film Festival: Leafies Global Gangster: Finalists and Pachamama Pulp Fiction (18)

February

South Pacific

Tues 14 - Sat 18 Feb Page 20

Byre World: Literary Café

Film Club: Love and Friendship (U)

NT Live Encore: Saint Joan (12A)

Film Club: Woman in Gold (12A)

The Don Paterson Situation

Met Opera: Rusalka

StAnza: Roll over Atlantic with John Agard

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Thurs 16 Feb Page 20

Sun 19 Feb Page 20

John Cage, Where Are We Going? and What Are We Doing? Les Miserables: Schools Edition

Global Gangster: City Of God (18)

Music Talk: performance and talk Wed 22 Feb Page 21

Thurs 23 Feb Page 21

Semele

Global Gangster: Donnie Brasco (15)

Lunchtime Concert: Clarinet & Piano

Byre World: Film Screening

StAnza: Festival Launch

StAnza Poetry Café: K McMahon & S Watt

StAnza: Alice Oswald & Robert Crawford

StAnza Poetry Café: Conelius Jones

StAnza: Sabine Macher & StAnza: Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir Poems Aloud

Wed 22 - Fri 24 Feb Page 21

February March

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Mon 27 & Tues 28 Feb Page 22

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Sat 25 Feb Page 21

Wed 1 Mar Page 24

Sun 26 Feb Page 22

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March

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Film Club: Bright Star (PG) Thurs 2 Mar Page 23

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March

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StAnza: Kathleen Jamie & Jacques Darras

StAnza Poetry Café: Paula Varjack

StAnza: Quebec-UK Connexions

StAnza Leasungspell: Bob Beagrie & friends

StAnza: Imprisoned Poets’ Reading

StAnza: Jackie Kay & Sarah Howe

Fri 3 Mar Page 24

Sat 4 Mar Page 24

The StAnza Slam

StAnza Masterclass: Led by Sarah Howe

StAnza Poetry Café: Steve Pottinger

StAnza: Meet the Artist

StAnza: Hallaig

StAnza: A Tribute

StAnza: Loud Poets

StAnza: Elaine Feinstein & Vahni Capildeo

StAnza: Poetry Breakfasts

The True Cost (12)

Meeting Ronnie

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StAnza Festival Finale: Bob Beagrie & friends

Global Gangster: Pusher (18)

Lunchtime Concert: Zvonimir Filjak (guitar)

Byre World: A Conversation With…

Film Club: Gravity (12A)

STACS: The Anglo-Italian Connection

NT Live: Hedda Gabler (12A)

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March

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Tues 7 Mar Page 23

March

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Fri 10 Mar Page 27

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What’s On March

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Grant Stott’s Tales From Behind The Mic

Met Opera: La Traviata

Global Gangster: Bonnie and Clyde (18)

Film Club: Midnight in Paris (12A)

Guizards: Off The Hook

Global Gangster: A Bittersweet Life (18)

Film Club: Lost For Words (U)

Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear

Classic Rock USA

Met Opera: Idomeneo

Chaplain’s Conversations: Prof. Rebecca Sweetman

Global Gangster Goodfellas (18)

Blue Angels: 10th Anniversary Gala

Lunchtime Concert:

LOL Comedy Club

Film Club: Eddie the Eagle (PG)

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

On The Rocks Festival

Global Gangster: The Public Enemy (PG)

Lunchtime Concert: Sophie Rocks (harp)

Film Club: April in Paris (U)

NT Live: Twelfth Night (12A)

STACS: Fitzwilliam String Quartet

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Thurs 16 Mar Page 28

Tues 21 - Sat 25 Mar Page 28

Tues 21 Mar Page 19

March

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Sun 26 Mar Page 29

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Tues 28 Mar Page 19

March April

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Sun 26 Mar Page 29

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Fri 31 Mar - Sun 9 Apr Page 32

April

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Tues 4 Apr Page 19

Wed 5 Apr Page 33

Byre World: Film Screening Wed 5 Apr Page 13

Thurs 6 Apr Page 33

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April

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Fife Comedy Festival: Fred MacAulay

And Then Come the Nightjars

Global Gangster: Scarface (18)

Lunchtime Concert: Music Centre Scholars

Music Talk with Tom Wilkinson

SCO: Early Evening Concert

Byre World: A Conversation With…

Film Club: Mrs Brown (PG)

Easter Workshops & Egg and Spoon

G & S Society: Utopia Limited

Fife Comedy Festival: Scott Agnew

Fife Comedy Festival: Mark Nelson

Film Club: Death on the Nile (U)

NT Live

Fife Comedy Festival: Liz Lochhead

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Wed 12 Apr Page 35

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Thurs 13 Apr Page 35

Fri 14 & Sat 15 Apr Page 38

Fri 14 & Sat 15 Apr Page 35

Fri 14 Apr Page 36

Sat 15 Apr Page 36

April

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Global Gangster: Graveyard of Honour (18)

Lunchtime Concert: Music Centre Scholars

Byre World: Ramón Del Valle-Inclán’s Águila De Blasón (1907) (12+) Literary Café Wed 19 Apr Page 39

Wed 19 Apr Page 13

Thurs 20 Apr Page 39

Fife Comedy Festival: Scott Gibson

Mermaids: Jerusalem

Fife Comedy Festival: Chris Forbes

Tedx

Met Opera: Eugene Onegin

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Thurs 20 April Page 39

April

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Fri 21 Apr Page 37

Fri 21 & Sat 22 Apr Page 40

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April

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What’s On April

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Chaplain’s Conversations: Prof. Derek Woollins

Finn Anderson and Friends

Global Gangster: The Godfather (15) Tues 25 Apr Page 19

You’ve got a Friend Wed 26 Apr Page 41

Film Club: The Dressmaker (12A)

Dance Society

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Fri 28 & Sat 29 Apr Page 42

April May

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Skerryvore

Global Gangster: Bangkok Dangerous (18)

Byre World: Film Screening

St Andrews Baroque Orchestra

Film Club: Florence Foster Jenkins (PG)

Don’t Shoot Me, I’m only the Piano Player

Spatz & Co: Feelin’ Good

Descent

Global Gangster: Reservoir Dogs (18)

Byre World: A Conversation With…

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Film Club: The Pink Panther (PG)

NT Live

The Sherry Babys: Jersey Boys Tribute Act

Comedy Club

Classical Musicians Scotland: Scozzesi

Met Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

Bugsy Malone

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Wed 3 May Page 13

Wed 3 May Page 42

Thurs 4 May Page 43

Thurs 4 & Fri 5 May Page 43

May

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Sat 6 May Page 43

Sun 7 May Page 44

Tues 9 May Page 19

Wed 10 May Page 13

Wed 10 & Thurs 11 May Page 44

Thurs 11 May Page 44

May

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Thurs 11 May Page 45

Fri 12 May Page 45

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Sat 13 May Page 46

Sun 14 May Page 46

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May

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Global Gangster: Exiled (15) Tues 16 May Page 19

Byre World: Literary Café Wed 17 May Page 13

Film Club: The Theory of Everything (12A)

Thurs 18 May Page 47

MamaBabaMe

Fri 19 & Sat 20 May Page 47

Global Gangster: Amores Perros (18) Tues 23 May Page 19

Scocha

Sat 20 May Page 47

NT Live

Film Club: The Lady in the Van (12A)

Hotel California

Global Gangster: True Romance (18)

Film Club: Night and Day (U)

Daimh

Tues 30 May Page 19

Thurs 1 June Page 49

Songs from the Silver Screen

The Dime Notes

MUSA Young Artist Award 2017: Telling Tales

Thurs 25 May Page 48

Fri 26 & Sat 27 May Page 48

May June

Sun 21 May Page 48

June

Fri 2 June Page 49

Sat 3 June Page 49

Sun 4 June Page 50

Wed 7 June - Sun 3 Sept Page 50

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May

Coming Soon . . .


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Nabucco (Verdi) Met Opera

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Sunday 8 January, 5.55pm £18.50/£17.50/£14

That Sinking Feeling

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Film Club

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

Thursday 19 January, 10.00am – £6

FOUR comedians. ONE night of hilarity.

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 stop-motion potion.

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.

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

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his long-time collaborator James Levine. Verdi’s 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.

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

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.

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


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

Lunchtime Concert Students on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Scottish Traditional Music degree course. Wednesday 25 January, 1.10pm £3/£1/Free to music Centre members

The Imitation Game (12A) Film Club Thursday 26 January, 10.00am – £6 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

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. Duration: 3h 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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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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Romeo and Juliet (Gounod)


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Southern Tenant Folk Union

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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.

Hedda Gabler

The Returned (15)

Sonder Theatre and Mermaids Performing Arts Fund

Global Horror

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

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 classic. Come along, treat yourself to a drink and something to eat while you sink into our comfortable seats and enjoy the ride.

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.

Tuesday 31 January, 11.00pm – £5

The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into a society that has changed for them. Director: Robin Campillo; Country: France; Year: 2004 Duration: 1h 42min


Byre World

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The School of Modern Languages, in collaboration with The Byre Theatre, is offering an exciting programme of events related to the literature, film and cultures of the wider world. The programme offers a window into other cultures and new perspectives on our own through participation in the following cultural events, organized by the School of Modern Languages and open to university staff and students and the general public:

A Conversation with… a series of informal interviews with international figures from the world of culture (film/theatre directors, actors, journalists, writers, etc.). Interviews will take place in English and there may be an opportunity for questions from the public. The Literary Café: a relaxed space for cultural conversation and debate over a drink at the Byre Theatre bar. Your host for the evening will present a literary reading and then the discussions can flow… Film Screenings Wednesdays, 7.00pm

A Conversation With… Wednesdays, 6.00pm

Literary Cafés Wednesdays, 8.00pm

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8 February

15 February

1 March

8 March

19 April

5 April

12 April

17 May

3 May

10 May

All events take place on Wednesday evenings throughout the semester and are free to attend; follow Byre World on facebook and check our website at www.st-andrews.ac.uk/modlangs/research/conferences/byreworld to find out more about our forthcoming events.

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Film Series: foreign-language films, introduced by experts on the cultures represented.


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Groundhog Day (PG)

A Viennese Strauss Gala

Film Club

Thursday 2 February, 7.30pm £19.50/£17.50

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Thursday 2 February, 10.00am – £6 TV weatherman Phil Connors, played by the hilariously deadpan Bill Murray, is annoyed and despondent when he’s assigned the job of covering the annual Groundhog festivities in the small town of Punxsutawney. But the real nightmare begins when Phil ends up reliving the same day over, and over again. Groundhog Day has become a popular classic and is now a hit West End musical with a score by Tim Minchin. Director: Harold Ramis; Country: USA; Year: 1993 Duration: 1h 41min

A new production of this ever popular show recreates the romance of the Viennese festive season, reminding you of a bygone age of glamorous soirees and Strauss waltzes, including highlights from some of the great operettas of the Strauss family, Kalman and Lehar; including Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and many more. This wonderful production is cleverly staged, choreographed and authentically costumed and features The European Orchestral Ensemble with four soloists from major opera companies; including Opera North, English National Opera and D’Oyly Carte.

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


Fife Jazz Festival 2017 at The Byre Blues N’Trouble Saturday 4 February, 8.00pm – £15

The hottest ticket in Scottish jazz right now is for the classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz played by a band that combines brilliant musicianship with warm personality. Fronted by fiddle player and sophisticated songstress, Seonaid Aitken, Rose Room recreate the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the 30s and 40s with Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Sophisticated, stylish and hugely enjoyable. Last year’s show was a complete sell out and one of the biggest hits of recent years, so book early! ‘Stupendous gypsy-jazz, a superb singer’ Scotsman

For over 30 years, Blues n ‘Trouble have set the standards in Scotland for high quality blues shows. Fronted by the irrepressible vocalist and harmonica player, Tim Elliot, and featuring ace guitarist, Sandy Tweeddale, their deep understanding of the roots of the blues underpins high energy shows inspired by classic electric Chicago blues and boogie and packed with classic tunes – by John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, and Sonny Boy Wiiliamson.

The Story of Swing with The Scottish Swing Orchestra and the Flyright Dance Company Sunday 5 February, 7.30pm – £15 The Swing Era brought us so much classy music, from jazz to mainstream pop, from Glenn Miller to Duke Ellington; Frank Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald. Dave Batchelor presents the story of this extraordinary time in music, words, dance, and pictures, with Scotland’s leading swing big band, and the doyens of Charelston, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug and Ragtime Dance, The Flyright Dance Company, all illustrated with live visuals. A huge hit at the Edinburgh Festival, the show takes you on a breathless race through swing – the pop music of the 30s and 40s – stopping off at Harlem, Tin Pan Alley, The Apollo Ballroom, Broadway, and Hollywood. It’s a tale of musical legends, fun, and good times. A great night out.

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Rose Room Friday 3 February, 8.00pm – £12

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Red Bridge and Traverse Theatre Company present

Black Beauty

Created by Andy Manley, Andy Cannon and Shona Reppe Sunday 5 February, 2.00pm – £10

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In a stable yard, where the smell of fresh dung is never far away, Andy and Andy take the bit firmly between their teeth and tell the classic tale of Black Beauty. Saddle up, jump on and gallop headlong in to a story where loneliness gives way to hope and courage saves the day. Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. Red Bridge and the Traverse Theatre are delighted to be joining Scotland’s finest artists making work for children, to bring life and invention to this classic tale. Performed by Andy Manley (White, My House) and Andy Cannon (Labyrinth, Arthur) with design by Shona Reppe (White, Huff ) this re-telling of Black Beauty is not to be missed. Recommended age: 6+

Amadeus (12A) NT Live Monday 6 February, 7.00pm – £15 Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.


Transit

Dead Alive (18)

Created and directed by Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh Written by Steven Gaythorpe

Global Horror

The Bourne Ultimatum (12A)

Tuesday 7 February, 11.00pm – £5

Film Club

Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 February, 7.30pm – £10/£6

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. A young man’s mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbours.

Thursday 9 February, 10.00am – £6

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Director: Peter Jackson; Country: New Zealand; Year: 1992 Duration: 1h 44min

For the first time in ten years Darya, and her father, Roger, meet in the transit lounge of Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. She is living through trauma; he is blinded by privilege. As they reach out to one another, an event a world away impacts their reconciliation.

Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is – a legendary assassin. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he is. Director: Paul Greengrass; Country: USA; Year: 2007 Duration: 1h 55min

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

“The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.”

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Green Film Festival Thursday 9 - Sunday 12 February All films start 6.00pm £5/£4 per screening or £18/£15 for all four evenings

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Since 2013, the St Andrews Green Film Festival has showcased the most inspiring and world changing films and documentaries highlighting issues regarding climate change, the environment and sustainability. The Festival includes a series of documentary films followed by guest speakers, as well as a short film competition (The Leafies) and panel discussions, for people of all ages in the community with an aim at raising awareness and engaging discussion around environmental and social issues facing our planet and how we can all make a difference. My Stuff (15) Thursday 9 February, 6.00pm

DOUBLE BILL Saturday11 February, 6.00pm

Leafies Finalists and Pachamama Sunday 12 February, 6.00pm

Amidst an existential crisis, Petri Luukkainen arrives at the idea that his happiness might be found by rebuilding his everyday existence. The concept: Take all of your stuff into storage, and bring back only one item per day. The result? An everyday adventure driving deeper and deeper into the empty spot in his heart.

Billions in Change Creating awareness doesn’t stop pollution, grow food or heal the sick. These things take doing. This documentary is the story about a group of doers, the elegantly simple inventions they have made to change the lives of billions of people, and the unconventional billionaire spearheading the project.

The Green Film Festival’s short film competition finalists’ entries are shown and a winner announced, followed by a film made by St Andrews graduates with an insight into the lives of the Kallawayas, who revere the earth; which they call Pachamama, and treat with the same level of care as they would their loved ones.

Director: Jay Chapman; Country: USA; Year: 2015 Duration:45min

Director: Eryk Rocha; Country: Brazil; Year: 2008 Duration: 1h 46min

Director: Petri Luukkainen; Country: Finland; Year: 2013 Duration: 1h 23min

Can You Dig This Friday 10 February, 6.00pm (15)

In south Los Angeles, four unlikely gardeners discover what happens when they put their hands in the soil. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America.

Rock the Boat The LA River: modified beyond recognition, its flow tapped before it even reached the surface. The river was used, abused and essentially forgotten. But when an unassuming boater insists on seeing it as a river again, a local controversy takes on national dimensions, and the once-derided eyesore turns into a source of hope.

Director: Delila Vallot; Country: USA; Year: 2015 Duration: 1h 20min

Director: Thea Mercouffer; Country: USA; Year: 2011 Duration: 54min


Global Gangster

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Tuesdays, 9.00pm – £5 14 February

Pulp Fiction (18)

11 April

Scarface (18)

Director: Quentin Tarantino Country: USA; Year: 1994; Duration: 2h 34min

21 February

City Of God (18)

18 April

Graveyard of Honour (18)

Director: Fernando Mierelles & Katia Lund Country: Brazil; Year: 2002; Duration: 2h 10min

28 February

Donnie Brasco (15)

25 April

The Godfather (15)

Director: Mike Newell Country: USA; Year: 1997; Duration: 2h 7min

7 March

Pusher (18)

2 May

Bangkok Dangerous (18)

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Country: Denmark; Year: 1996; Duration: 1h 50min

14 March

Bonnie and Clyde (18)

9 May

Reservoir Dogs (18)

Director: Arthur Penn Country: USA; Year: 1967; Duration: 1h 51min

21 March

A Bittersweet Life (18)

16 May

Exiled (15)

Director: Jee-Woon Kim Country: South Korea; Year: 2005; Duration: 2h

28 March

Goodfellas (18)

23 May

Amores Perros (18)

Director: Martin Scorsese Country: USA; Year: 1990; Duration: 2h 26minmin

The Public Enemy (PG)

30 May

True Romance (18)

4 April

10.00pm Start

Director: William A. Wellman Country: USA; Year: 1931; Duration: 1h 23min

Director: Brian de Palma Country: USA; Year: 1983; Duration: 2h 50min

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Country: Japan; Year: 1975; Duration: 1h 43min

Director: Francis Ford Coppola Country: USA; Year: 1972; Duration: 2h 55min

Director: The Pang Brothers Country: USA; Year: 2008; Duration: 1h 39min

Director: Quentin Tarantino Country: USA; Year: 1992; Duration: 1h 39min

Director: Johnnie To Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2006; Duration: 1h 50min

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Country: Mexico; Year: 2000; Duration: 1h 54min

Director: Tony Scott Country: USA; Year: 1993; Duration: 2h

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South Pacific

Love and Friendship (U)

Saint Joan (12A)

Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 February 7.30pm (+ 2.30pm on Saturday) £15 (£10 on Tuesday 14)

Film Club

Sunday 19 February, 7.00pm – £15

Thursday 16 February, 10.00am – £6

St Andrews Musical Society has been performing amateur shows and providing entertainment in St Andrews for over 60 years. The aim of the society is to provide musical entertainment to the local population of St Andrews, while at the same time provide a society for those people who have an interest in acting, singing, dancing or stage work in which they can join. This production of South Pacific promises to be a gem – packed with wonderful songs and some big production numbers performed by a committed cast and crew who really know how to entertain!

Set in the 1790s, beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon comes to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) in this electrifying production.

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SAMS

Director: Whit Stillman; Country: Ireland; Year: 2016 Duration: 1h 32min

NT Live Encore

Duration: 4h

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


Music Talk

Woman in Gold (12A)

John Cage, Where Are We Going? and What Are We Doing?

Film Club

Wednesday 22 February, 2.30pm FREE with complimentary tea, coffee and scones. In 1961 John Cage delivered an experimental lecture on modern music, mushrooms, and more, which was as ambitious and playful in its form as it was in its content. The audience at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, was surprised to hear four voices simultaneously, dropping in and out in various combinations – three of the voices were pre-recorded, and the fourth Cage performed live. Dr David Evans (School of Modern Languages) performs full 30-minute reading of the piece, before leading a short discussion of why Cage’s provocative statement on how and why we listen remains as relevant today as it did over fifty years ago.

Les Miserables (Schools Edition) St Leonards Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 February, 7.30pm – £8/£6 St Leonards IB students present Les Miserables. A monumental musical that keeps audiences enthralled with a gripping narrative and some of the most memorable songs ever written.

Thursday 23 February, 10.00am – £6 Maria Altman seeks to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, not just to regain what is rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis. Director: Simon Curtis; Country: UK; Year: 2015; Duration: 1h 49min

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am. Please join us for a 20 minute post screening talk on the ethics of museum collecting. See the website for further details.

The Don Paterson Situation Saturday 25 February, 8.00pm – £12/£10 Born in Dundee and, although better known as one of the UK’s leading and most decorated poets, Don Paterson has had a second career as guitarist, and for twelve years he jointly led the Celtic-jazz ensemble, Lammas, with the saxophonist Tim Garland, playing classical and 12-string guitars. For this new project he has turned his unusual fingerstyle technique to the electric guitar and performs a mix of new and older compositions influenced by jazz, electronic, classical and Celtic music. The band features Steve Hamilton on keyboards, along with Euan Burton (bass) and Alyn Cosker (drums).

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Rusalka

Semele

Lunchtime Concert

Met Opera

University of St Andrews Opera Society

William Stafford (clarinet) and Peter Evans (piano)

Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 February, 7.00pm £10/£8/£5

Wednesday 1 March, 1.10pm – £3/£1/FREE

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Sunday 26 February, 5.55pm £18.50/£17.50/£14

St Andrews University Opera Society presents Handel’s Semele. Their exciting reimagining of this lesser known piece explores the line between Gods and mortals through the rise and fall of Semele in her role as lover to the God Jupiter and as nemesis to his wife, the scorned Juno. Directed, produced and performed entirely by St Andrews University students, this production marks the society’s debut performance.

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting Song to the Moon. Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairy-tale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the allstar cast, and Mark Elder conducts. Duration: 3h 40mins There are ten operas in the 2016/17 season. If you book for nine then you’ll get the tenth free!

Ahead of the World Premiere of his Concertino for Horn and Strings tomorrow evening in the Younger Hall, Scottish Chamber Orchestra clarinettist William Stafford and pianist Peter Evans perform works by James MacMillan.


The True Cost (12)

Meeting Ronnie

Film Club

Monday 6 March, 6.30pm – FREE

Tuesday 7 March, 7.30pm – £12.50

Thursday 2 March, 10.00am – £6 London 1818: a secret love affair begins between 23 year-old English poet, John Keats, and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, an outspoken student of high fashion. Keats’ poetry becomes a romantic remedy that works not only to sort their differences, but also to fuel an impassioned love affair. Director: Jane Campion; Country: UK; Year: 2009 Duration: 1h 59min

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

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes. Director: Andrew Morgan; Country: international Year: 2015; Duration: 1h 32min

The Ronnie in question is ‘That guy fae The Corries’. Join him on an illustrated journey through his long and varied life, from the cobbled streets of Edinburgh to the sandy floors of the Great Temple of Ramesses 2 in Abu Simbel. Ronnie isn’t performing music at this event but will entertain us with his autobiography Ronnie Browne That guy fae the Corries where he tells tales of his associations with showbiz luminaries like, Chic Murray, Ricki Fulton, Morecambe & Wise and Lonnie Donegan. After an audience question and answer session, Ronnie’s book will be on sale, followed by a signing session, giving you the opporchancity (to quote Ricki Fulton) to chat with the man himself. ‘a wonderful, joyous event’ Pitlochry Winter Words Festival

Recommended age: 16+ (contains strong language)

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Bright Star (PG)


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Poetry Café:

Katherine McMahon & Stephen Watt

Thursday 2 March, 1.00pm £6.50/£5.00 Lively poetry from the best of Scotland’s spoken word scene served up with a lunchtime snack. Wednesday 1 - Sunday 5 March

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Join us for over 80 events around St Andrews over five days, with the Byre as the festival hub. See the full programme at

www.stanzapoetry.org

StAnza Festival Launch

Wednesday 1 March, 6.30pm – FREE A special guest launches the festival with poetry from Joan Margarit and Sasha Dugdale, plus music and Poetry Theatre.

Alice Oswald & Robert Crawford

with John Agard Wednesday 1 March, 7.30pm – £9.50/£7.50 The enterprise of Christopher Columbus reimagined in verse and song, mixing the subversive tides of cabaret and calypso.

Friday 3 March, 3.30pm Free/no tickets required Listen as judges choose the best performance of a published poem. St Andrews students interested in taking part should email libpoemsaloud@st-andrews.ac.uk

Kathleen Jamie & Jacques Darras

Thursday 2 March, 8.00pm & 9.00pm £9.50/£7.50 Poetry Centre Stage: A double bill of two of Britain’s major prize-winning poets.

Friday 3 March, 8.00pm & 9.00pm £9.50/£7.50 Poetry Centre Stage: A nouvelle alliance of two hugely admired poets, one from France and one from Scotland.

Poetry Café:

Poetry Café:

Friday 3 March, 1.00pm £6.50/£5.00 StAnza welcomes one of South Africa’s leading spoken word poets to Scotland.

Saturday 4 March, 1.00pm £6.50/£5.00 A writer and performance maker whose work explores identity, the unsaid, and making the invisible visible.

Sibusiso Conelius Simelane

In Performance:

Roll over Atlantic

Poems Aloud

Sabine Macher & Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir

Friday 3 March, 2.15pm – £5.00/£4.00 Pushing the borders of poetry with dynamic performers from France and Iceland.

Paula Varjack

Quebec-UK Connexions: cinepoems

Saturday 4 March, 2.15pm – Free/unticketed Meet the people/artists behind this acclaimed poetry film project between Scotland and Quebec.

Leasungspell: Bob Beagrie & friends

Saturday 4 March, 3.30pm – £5.00/4.00 Conjuring an epic journey through the wilds of the dark ages with words and music.


Imprisoned Poets’ Reading

Hallaig

Saturday 4 March, 7.10pm – free/unticketed Festival poets read the work of selected imprisoned writers.

Saturday 4 March, 8.00pm & 9.00pm £9.50/£7.50 Poetry Centre Stage: Scotland’s new Makar and a recent T.S. Eliot prize-winner.

The StAnza Slam

Led by Sarah Howe Sunday 5 March, 11.15am £5.00/£4.00 Critique and comment on a selection of poems: to submit see details on StAnza website or brochure. Poetry Café:

Steve Pottinger

Sunday 5 March, 1.00pm £6.50/£5.00 Lunch and verses from a poet who always makes his mark.

Meet the Artist

Sunday 5 March, 2.30pm – Free/unticketed A chance to meet polymath film maker Timothy Neat before the screening of his film Hallaig.

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Sunday 5 March, 10.00pm – Free/unticketed Join the party to see out the festival in style.

A Tribute

Sunday 5 March, 3.30pm – Free/unticketed StAnza pays tribute to the late Alexander Hutchison in poems, music and film.

Loud Poets

Sunday 5 March, 5.00pm – £5.00/£4.00

Saturday 4 March, 10.15pm – £4.00/£3.00 MC: Paula Varjack. Knock-out performance poetry at its liveliest and best.

StAnza Masterclass

Festival Finale with Ekobirds

PLUS The runaway success which is Loud Poets brings their spoken word and music phenomena to StAnza.

Elaine Feinstein & Vahni Capildeo

Sunday 5 March, 8.00pm & 9.00pm £9.50/£7.50 Poetry Centre Stage: Bringing together two major poets based in the UK.

Poetry Breakfasts

3, 4 and 5 March, 10.00am £4.50/£3.50 Dynamic conversations on topical issues over coffee and pastries.

A full visual art programme of exhibitions, films and installations, including Line and Rhythm by Hilke MacIntyre. Photo credits: Eddie McEleney, Winta Yohannes, Kate Mount, Perry Jonsson, www.alistairkerr.com, Mary McCartney, Hayley Madden, David Vallis Photography, Terry Lee, Hilke MacIntyre, Aisha Farr, François M. Norris.

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Jackie Kay & Sarah Howe

Sunday 5 March, 3.30pm Free/unticketed A special StAnza screening of the acclaimed Timothy Neat biopic on Sorley MacLean.


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Lunchtime Concert

Gravity (12A)

Zvonimir Filjak (guitar)

Film Club

The Anglo-Italian Connection

Wednesday 8 March, 1.10pm – £3/£1/FREE

Thursday 9 March, 10.00am – £6

STACS

The acclaimed young Croatian guitarist Zvonimir Filjak makes his St Andrews debut, delayed from last year by ill health, performing music by Bach, Rodrigo and Koshkin.

Dr Ryan Stone, played by Sandra Bullock, is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiralling out into the blackness.

Anna Huntley (mezzo-soprano) and Emma Abbate (piano) Thursday 9 March, 7.30pm – £12/£11/£8/£3

Director: Alfonso Cuaron; Country: USA; Year: 2013 Duration: 1h 31min

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Following appearances the Vienna Konzerthaus, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Leeds and Oxford Lieder Festivals, the outstanding mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley performs a programme of songs celebrating the ‘Anglo-Italian Connection’ and including repertoire by Respighi, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Tosti and Britten.

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


La Traviata

NT Live

Grant Stott’s Tales From Behind The Mic

Friday 10 March, 8.00pm – £15

Tuesday 11 March, 7.30pm – £15/£12.50

Sunday 12 March, 5.55pm £18.50/£17.50/£14

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free . . . Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Met Opera Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts. Duration: 2h 33min

Grant takes a look back at some of the funny, strange, awkward and bizarre moments that have happened to him from his time working in the police, radio, telly and panto. What was Daft Davie trying to say to his Mum on the radio? How did a well-known Rangers players name make Grant say the worst possible swear word live on air? And how did that song about Fife come about? ‘[one of] Scotland’s most seasoned comic performers’ The Scotsman

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Midnight in Paris (12A) Film Club Thursday 16 March, 10.00am – £6 While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée’s family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight, which takes him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he’s about to marry.

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Director: Woody Allen; Country: USA; Year: 2011 Duration: 1h 34min

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am. Please join us for a 20 minute post screening talk on Midnight in St Andrews in the1920s. Who would you meet, what would you see?

Guizards present

Off The Hook Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 March, 7.30pm (+2.30pm Saturday 25) £13 (£11 Tuesday only) This intriguing farce takes place in a small family hotel in the country. An unsavoury character arrives at the hotel seeking accommodation. He requests three rooms. Why three rooms? Who is he? Why has he chosen this particular hotel? As the play unfolds, complications develop involving the eccentric hotel manager, his manmad wife, a disgruntled maid not to mention some extremely colourful guests. An evening’s entertainment of laughs, mystery and intrigue which keeps you guessing right to the end.

Lost For Words (U) Film Club Thursday 23 March, 10.00am – £6 Amidst the sweeping cityscape of cosmopolitan Hong Kong, an ex-Marine falls in love with a ballerina from China. Against mounting cultural and religious pressure, the two star-crossed lovers risk it all in pursuit of true love. Director: Stanley J. Orzel; Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2013 Duration: 1h 47min

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


Classic Rock USA

Idomeneo

Sunday 26 March, 7.30pm – £19.50/£17.50

Met Opera

Sunday 26 March, 1.00pm – £9/£7

Imagine a rock concert involving three of the biggest named rock stars of the 21st Century! Classic Rock USA is a heart pumping, drum beating and pulsating rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and the ‘Boss’ himself, Bruce Springsteen. Rock out and party on with an epic journey through all things rock, as the totally awesome cast and band brings down the house with the very best selections of great artists.

Sunday 26 March, 12.55pm £18.50/£17.50/£14

In the middle of the night Rosie, Toby Toby, the cat and the mouse sneak out to play in the shadow of the apple tree. When Toby Toby steals the moon from the sky they go on an adventure across the stars and the sea. But, is it all just a dream? Based on the book by author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, written in French (Voyage au Clair de Lune) and English, Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear is a visual journey into an exciting world of dreams and imagination. Jabuti Theatre’s adaptation captures the beauty and detail of Marie-Louise’s illustrations using puppetry, physical theatre and magical light boxes and brings it all to life with a mesmerising original musical soundscape and score. Using only the text from the book, this is a simple, yet visually compelling story about two children and their adventure with the moon. Recommended age 3+

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness. Duration: 3h 58min 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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Chaplain’s Conversations

Blue Angels

Lunchtime Concert

10th Anniversary Gala

With Prof Rebecca Sweetman

Tuesday 28 March, 7.30pm – £10/£8

Tom Wilkinson and Sean Heath (harpsichords) Lunchtime Concert marking J S Bach’s 332nd birthday

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Monday 27 March, 5.30pm – FREE Discover more about the people of the University of St Andrews. In conversation with the Chaplain, Donald MacEwan, these key figures explore their path to the university, what inspires them in their research and their thoughts about the future of education. Rebecca works on Greek and Roman archaeology, in particular the late antique churches of the Peloponnese, and the Cyclades in the Roman and Late Antique period. She was based for some years in Athens, and returns often for research and teaching.

Wednesday 29 March, 1.10pm £3/£1/FREE The annual concert to mark Bach’s birthday sees University Organist Tom Wilkinson and Keyboardist in Residence Sean Heath perform duets from the Golden Age of the Harpsichord by Bach and others.

Founded in 2007, the Blue Angels are St Andrews University’s competitive dance team who perform and compete in competitions all around the UK. The Blue Angels became World Champions at the IDF World Championships held in Bellaria, Italy in July 2015 achieving two 1st places! Consisting of 3 teams and over 30 dancers, the Blue Angels specialise in a variety of styles including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and HipHop. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year, they will be showcasing a number of styles and routines in honour of a decade of success including special guest performers from some alumni! Come along, share and enjoy the creativity, enthusiasm and love for dance!


Eddie the Eagle (PG)

Wednesday 29 March, 8.00pm – £17.50/£10

Film Club

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Join us for our regular comedy night featuring four of the funniest comics working on the circuit today. Tonight’s headliner is Billy Kirkwood – a bonafide ‘comedy fizz bomb’ he has also been called The Glaswegian Peter Kay for the exploration of childhood nostalgia in his gags. Billy regularly appears on BBC Radio Scotland.

Thursday 30 March, 10.00am – £6

Thursday 30 March, 7.30pm – £14/£12

‘Undeniably funny, unspeakably juvenile’ The Scotsman

A feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Director: Dexter Fletcher; Country: UK; Year: 2016 Duration: 1h 46min

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane – and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities. The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am.

Praise for Dyad Productions: ‘Riveting… a breath-taking creation’ Edinburgh Evening News

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April in Paris (U)

Twelfth Night (12A)

Sophie Rocks (harp)

Film Club

NT Live

Wednesday 5 April, 1.10pm – £3/£1/FREE

Thursday 6 April, 10.00am – £6

Thursday 6 April, 7.00pm – £15/£13

Hailing from Shetland, and having graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, Sophie Rocks performs a lunchtime harp recital with music by Debussy, Hasselmans and Paul Patterson.

Miss Ethel ‘Dynamite’ Jackson is a chorus girl who mistakenly receives an invitation to represent the American theatre at an arts exposition in Paris, France. There’s only one problem, the invitation was meant for Miss Ethel Barrymore. Meanwhile, S Winthrop Putnam, the bureaucrat who made the mistake tries unsuccessfully to correct his mix-up. But it’s too late – Dynamite Jackson is off to Paris!

Experience the best of British theatre at The Byre – on the big screen! Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem ) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes ) as a transformed Malvolia. an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho ), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover ), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony ) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover ).

Director: David Butler; Country: USA; Year: 1952 Duration: 1h 40min

Duration: 3h 30min (TBC)

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Fitzwilliam String Quartet STACS

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Thursday 6 April, 7.30pm – £12/£11/£8/£3

Perth Theatre in partnership with Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, present

Theatre 503 and Bristol Old Vic’s production of:

And Then Come the Nightjars by Bea Roberts Tuesday 11 April 2.30pm and 7.30pm – £14/£12 South Devon, 2001. Jeff is a vet with a problem. Michael is a cattle farmer who is a problem. The two men have a begrudging respect for each other and a blossoming friendship based on sharing a fag, a nip of whisky and boisterous banter. But when Foot and Mouth sweeps through the British countryside, communities are thrown into chaos. Michael watches, in grief stricken disbelief, the shooting of his beloved cows. He also watches his friend brandish the gun. By turns heart-breaking and hilarious, And Then Come the Nightjars is a tender portrait of male friendship and a requiem to rural life. ‘A savagely funny and sad play directed with real delicacy’ The Guardian

‘Intensely funny… a small gem of a play from a writer to watch’ The Daily Telegraph

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet make their annual appearance at the start of Strings in Spring. Their programme will include the best-loved of all Schubert’s String Quartets, Death and the Maiden.

Winner of the Theatre 503 Playwriting Award.

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Mrs Brown (PG)

Utopia Limited

Music Centre Scholars

Film Club

Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Wednesday 12 April, 1.10pm £3/£1/FREE

Thursday 13 April, 10.00am – £6

Friday 14 & Saturday 15 April 7.30pm (+2.30 Saturday) – £12/£10/£8

The annual concerts showcasing the work of Music Centre scholars featuring both vocal and instrumental music.

Music Talk with Tom Wilkinson

Visiting Balmoral, and still in mourning over the death of her beloved Prince Albert, Queen Victoria, played by Judi Dench, meets Mr. Brown, played by Billy Connolly, a member of her household staff who thinks the time has come for her to start living a normal life. Director: John Madden; Country: UK; Year: 1997 Duration: 1h 45min

Wednesday 12 April, 2.30pm – FREE Conceptions of musical harmony and time in eighteenth-century music theory. All Music Talks are FREE with tea/coffee and scones.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Early Evening Concert Wednesday 12 April, 5.30pm – £9 Musicians from the SCO join forces with students and staff from the University of St Andrews to explore music by Jeremy Thurlow, a composer whose music is familiar to many in St Andrews.

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

The island of Utopia waits with anticipation for the homecoming of Princess Zara, King Paramount’s daughter, from the far away land of Great Britain. Enthralled by her experience of British culture, the Princess brings with her a group of bureaucrats with the intent to bring Utopia into the ‘civilized’ world. But these men have eyes on the potential profit to be made - bringing them head to head with the King’s trusted and scheming advisors, Schapio and Phantus. A witty and sharp satire on colonialism and corporate law, foreshadowing the coming of globalization, Utopia Limited is a rare opportunity to see one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s rarest performed pieces.

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Fife Comedy Festival 2017

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Fred MacAulay Sunday 9 April, 7.30pm – £15/£12.50

Scott Agnew: I’ve Snapped My Banjo String, Let’s Just Talk Friday 14 April, 8.00pm – £10/£8

Mark Nelson: Smiley Face Saturday 15 April, 8.00pm – £10/£8

Hailed as a master story teller, Scott Agnew offers a snap shot of hardcore, working class gay life, touching on mental health, sexual health and general misadventure. The former Scottish Comedian of the Year’s language and imagery is bold and brash - the stories deeply personal. Leave your judgement and faint heart at the door, its Scott’s life – you only have to listen to it. Age recommendation: 16+, contains strong language

After almost 18 years hosting BBC Radio Scotland’s morning programme, Fred is back where he loves working most – onstage with a ‘live’ audience. (Fred will explain the ‘live’ relevance during his show.) Approaching 30 years as a stand-up comedian, Fred’s energy and enthusiasm for comedy are as strong today as they ever were. From the early days as ‘the rising star of Scottish Comedy’ to ‘legend’ has been quite a journey for the one-time accountant and audiences can expect a mix of politics, observational humour and maybe even a couple of fart gags! ‘Rib-achingly funny, one of the funniest men alive’ The Sunday Times

Age recommendation: 14+, may contain strong language

Scottish Comedian of the Year, Mark Nelson, explores happiness in a self-obsessed world. Bringing his dark humour, cutting observations and disarming brand of no-nonsense stand-up the show promises to make you laugh at things you know you shouldn’t, before you even realise you are doing it. ‘Profoundly hilarious... consideration of society’s taboos... This is irreverence done right.’ **** The List ‘Remarkably accomplished’ The Sunday Times

Age recommendation: 16+, contains strong language


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One summer, Scott Gibson returned from a friend’s stag weekend in Blackpool and his brain exploded – he had suffered a massive brain haemorrhage. So, Scott did what any selfrespecting Glaswegian man would do: he went back to bed and slept for 4 days, eventually waking up to discover he was now blind in one eye. Life After Death tells the story of the three weeks that changed Scott’s life forever. From Blackpool to Glasgow to the Neurology Capital of Europe (Govan), Scott Gibson’s debut is at once a darkly hysterical and inspiring show, delivered with the trademark filthy charisma that Scott has rapidly become renowned for.

Chris Forbes (from BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad ) asked people to describe him in one word. This show is the result. Have you ever wondered what people really think about you? Of course you have. People worry about it at the time, especially the ones who pretend they don’t. Through the medium of social networks, Chris asked his friends, family and acquaintances how they would honestly describe him in one word. TALL. NEEDY. MUTANT. These were just 3 of the answers provided. There were many more. Join Forbes as he explores their meaning.

‘A natural gifted storyteller’ Frankie Boyle

Running Time: 1hr 40min (2 x 40 min + 20 min interval) Age recommendation: 16+, contains strong language

‘Honest, insightful, very funny’ **** The Scotsman Running time: 1hr 15min (no interval) Age recommendation: 16+, contains strong language

Liz Lochhead: Somethings Old Somethings New Sunday 23 April, 7.30pm – £15/£12.50 Ranging from the bittersweet to the rude and raunchy, Scotland’s National Poet, Liz Lochhead, weaves a spellbinding and beguiling show, mixing poems and monologues and accompanied by the soulful sax of Steve Kettley. ‘brilliant, raucous and scabrously funny’ The Sunday Times

Running Time: 1hr 50min (2 x 45 min + 20 min interval) Age recommendation: 14+, contains strong language

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Scott Gibson: Life After Death Friday 21 April, 8.00pm – £10/£8


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Easter at The Byre

Egg and Spoon

Friday 14 & Saturday 15 April

Saturday 15 April, 11.30am & 1.00pm £7 (£25 for a family of four)

Join us for family friendly Easter fun as, once again we challenge youngsters with The Byre’s treasure hunt, enjoy some springtime storytelling and offer special craft workshops in bonnet and card making for wee ones.

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Keep an eye on the website at byretheatre.com for more details nearer the time. Make a day of it in our family friendly Café Bar with special menus to please even the most discerning of children. Call the Café Bar on 01334 468807.  

The very young won’t sit still to watch a show and we don’t expect them to! Egg and Spoon is an interactive romp through the seasons where you come in and out of our magic circle and get to open all the gifts of nature. Percy and April get you settled on our comfortable cushions and introduce you to Birdy, still hiding in his glowing egg. We have to wait till Spring if we want to see him so it’s time to begin our hands-on journey through the year. We’ll run through the rain and the falling leaves and sleep under the snow till the sun wakes us up for the butterfly party. Egg and Spoon is a perfect gentle introduction to the magic of theatre. Recommended age: 1-5 years  


Death on the Nile (U)

Music Centre Scholars

Film Club

Wednesday 19 April, 1.10pm – £3/£1/FREE

Thursday 20 April, 10.00am – £6

The annual concerts showcasing the work of Music Centre scholars featuring both vocal and instrumental music.

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

The department of Spanish of the University of St Andrews presents with the support of Santander universities:

Ramón Del Valle-Inclán’s

Director: John Guillerman; Country: UK; Year: 1978; Duration: 2h 20min

Wednesday 19 April, 7.30 – £5

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

Águila De Blasón (1907) (12+) In 2005 a unique collaboration was established between the University of St Andrews Department of Spanish and the Byre Theatre when 94 first year students staged Ramón del Valle-Inclán’s Romance de lobos (1908) in the A B Paterson auditorium. This successful production was followed by the staging of four more Valle-Inclán plays (Divinas palabras in 2007, Luces de bohemia in 2011, and Cara de plata in 2012). With the support of the Banco de Santander, SP1002 are back. Following from the premise that plays are written to be performed, this year’s first year cohort of SP1002 students will be studying Ramón del Valle-Inclán’s barbaric comedy Águila de blasón (1907) by rehearsing and performing it (rather than by studying it through the traditional means of lectures and seminar discussions). Spanish speakers and students of Spanish are welcome to attend this one night only production in Spanish of one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

Please join us for a 20 minute post screening talk on dangerous objects with examples of historical objects in museums. See the website for further details.

NT Live Thursday 20 April, 7.00pm – £15/£13 Experience the best of British theatre at The Byre – on the big screen! This extraordinarily popular strand of programming has allowed thousands of people from all points of the globe to experience the drama of National Theatre productions without having to travel far from home. The excellent production values and the latest in HD technology mean that you’re always in the best seat in the house! We’ll be releasing details of this NT Live screening as soon as the production is confirmed. Please check www.byretheatre.co.uk for updates.

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Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Lunchtime Concert


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Jerusalem

Tedx

Eugene Onegin

Mermaids

Sunday 23 April Doors open 9.15am, start 10.00am £30, on sale from Saturday 1 April

Met Opera

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Friday 21 & Saturday 22 April, 7.30pm – £8 On the morning of the St George’s Day county fair, Johnny Byron is a wanted man. Local officials want to evict him, his son wants his attention, and his motley crew of friends and ne’er-do-wells wants his ample supply of drugs and booze. Hilarious, epic and riotously anarchic, coming from the people behind last year’s critically acclaimed productions of EQUUS and Doctor Faustus – Jerusalem is sure to be the greatest and maddest play you see this year. Mermaids is the University of St Andrews Performing Arts Fund. Each year, it funds three shows to perform productions at the Byre Theatre. This gives students the opportunity to work in a professional arts environment, which is extremely helpful for students that wish to pursue an arts career after university. In the past, Mermaids has performed Equus, Cloud Nine, View from the Bridge, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Ernest, and many more productions in the Byre Theatre. Come down to the Byre to see passionate students showcase their creative abilities within the theatrical world.

Sunday 23 April, 5.55pm £18.50/£17.50/£14 Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production. At the core of the opera is the young girl Tatiana, who grows from a sentimental adolescent into a complete woman in one of the operatic stage’s most convincing character developments. Starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts. Duration: 3H 38min

New Beginnings is at the heart of the TEDx University of St Andrews 2017 conference this year. This theme allows us to be at the forefront of the values TED stands for: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. This year promises to be better than ever; the conference presents speakers from around the world covering a whole host of topics. Make sure to join us and let yourself be inspired by this memorable event! There are ten operas in the 2016/17 season. If you book for nine then you’ll get the tenth free!


Finn Anderson and Friends

With Prof Derek Woollins

Tuesday 25 April, 7.30pm – £10/£8

Monday 24 April, 5.30pm – FREE

An intimate evening of music from awardnominated Fife composer and songwriter Finn Anderson. Finn’s solo work has drawn comparisons with Rufus Wainwright, Joni Mitchell and Antony and the Johnsons. His songs have been shaped by his knack for poetic storytelling and his penchant for the theatrical. Finn returns to the Byre to share a selection of brand new songs, before setting out for a year of touring living rooms throughout the UK. Joined by a first-rate band and a host of young local talent.

Discover more about the people of the University of St Andrews. In conversation with the Chaplain, Donald MacEwan, these key figures explore their path to the university, what inspires them in their research and their thoughts about the future of education.

(© TiltedFrame – Oli Walker)

As Vice-Principal (Research) Derek assumes responsibility for all research activities within the university. An inorganic chemist, he studies the synthesis of selenium and tellurium rich molecules for applications as diverse as health and electronics. Woollins’ Reagent, which is used to incorporate selenium into organic molecules is named after him.

You’ve got a Friend

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The Music of James Taylor and Carole King Wednesday 26 April, 7.30pm – £19/£18

From the creators of the smash hit West End show The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes a brand new theatre experience celebrating two of the World’s greatest songwriters of all time – James Taylor and Carole King. Telling the delicate story of friendship, this musical journey intertwines all the hits including I Feel The Earth Move, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Fire & Rain, You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman) and the beautiful You’ve Got a Friend.

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Chaplain’s Conversations


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The Dressmaker (12A)

Skerryvore

Film Club

Sunday 30 April, 7.30pm – £17.50/£16

Thursday 27 April, 10.00am – £6

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

In 2016, Skerryvore enjoyed their longest US tour so far, spending 7 weeks performing to enthusiastic audiences from coast to coast. 2017 promises to be just as busy, with educational work in Scotland, in conjunction with the charity Live Music Now, and an English Spring Tour, followed by a host of summer festival appearances, including Skerryvore’s own ‘Oban Live,’ and a return to North America. Squeezed in there somehow is a number of Scottish appearances, including a return to St. Andrews where the 7 piece line-up will showcase several songs, new for 2017, alongside a varied selection from their extensive back catalogue.

Dance Society

St Andrews Baroque Orchestra

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 April, 7.30pm – £8/£6

Wednesday 3 May, 7.30pm – £5/£4/£1

The Dance Society of the University of St Andrews returns with their annual vibrant display show. Featuring 11 styles of dance from ballet to hip hop, choreographed by over 20 choreographers, this show is a true celebration of everything dance has to offer. The show will also feature the Blue Angels, the University’s competitive award winning dance team.

This concert brings together some of the best players of period music in the university and town in a trio of Baroque concertos, including Albinoni’s Double Oboe Concerto op. 9 no. 3, Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in E minor RV 277 (Il Favorito) and J.S.Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto no. 6 in F major BWV 1057 (an arrangement of his Brandenburg Concerto no. 4) with harpsichordist Sean Heath. Claire Luxford directs.

Femme fatale Tilly Dunnage returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture.

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse Country: UK; Year: 2015 Duration: 1h 59min


Florence Foster Jenkins (PG)

Don’t Shoot Me, I’m only the Piano Player

Feelin’ Good

Film Club

Thursday 4 & Friday 5 May, 7.30pm – £15/£13

Saturday 6 May, 7.30pm – £17.50/£15

Thursday 4 May, 10.00am – £6

A runaway success in London’s West End, successive Edinburgh Festivals, the Melbourne Comedy Festival and right across the USA, this is a hilarious send-up of classical music, which has established Australian pianist, David Scheel, as the successor to the legendary Victor Borge. Beautiful music, and musical fun, performed in so many accents and voices that David has also been compared to the great mimics. Hear a familiar tune played in the styles of the old masters and an iPod; two famous pieces played simultaneously, one with the right hand, one with the left, plus his ‘translation’ of the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda, already a comedy classic.

Director: Stephen Frears; Country: UK; Year: 2016 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.

Spatz & Co

A touring show of music from the 1930s to the 80s – from the big band sounds of Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington, the vocals of Sinatra and Ray Charles and the more recent Michael Bublé to the popular hits of Gerry Rafferty, Van Morrison and Billy Joel – performed by a seven piece ensemble comprising some of Scotland’s finest professional musicians. A typical show will see the use of up to 17 instruments with arrangements created especially for the band by BBC Big Band arranger Eliot Murray in a show that never stops, constantly moving from one musical era to another with energy, a touch of theatre, and importantly, classy good humour. The show will definitely leave you Feelin’ Good!

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Meryl Streep stars as Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Encouraged by her husband, Florence attempts to sing her way to Carnegie Hall, knowing the only way to get there will be ‘Practice, practice, practice’. This life story results in her dream becoming a truly historic event. People may say she couldn’t sing, but they can never say she didn’t sing.

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Descent

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Sunday 7 May, 7.30pm – £12/£10 50-somethings Rob and Cathy are looking forward to reclaiming their own lives now that their daughter Nicola is grown-up and settled; but looming over them is a threat that could rip their future apart. Descent explores what happens as they try to hold on to each other – and themselves – in the face of early onset dementia. Descent doesn’t flinch from the heartbreak they face, but it also celebrates the courage, the hope, the humanity – and even the humour – they bring to the fight.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The Pink Panther (PG)

Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 May, 7.30pm £14/£12

Film Club Thursday 11 May, 10.00am – £6 Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as ‘The Phantom’ before he conducts his most daring heist yet-a priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as ‘The Pink Panther.’ Director: Blake Edwards; Country: USA; Year: 1963 Duration: 1h 55min

Following a popular and prestige production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, Rapture Theatre returns to The Byre with a classic play brimming with dazzling language and unforgettable characters. Funny. Magnetic. Profound. Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a riveting masterpiece of American theatre. Late one evening after a university faculty dinner, George, a professor of history, and his wife Martha invite unsuspecting young couple, Nick and Honey, for a nightcap at their home. A marathon night of drink, debauchery and duplicity ensues, as Martha and George enticingly draw their naïve guests into their world of ‘Fun & Games’. The drinks flow, and as night turns to morning, haunting secrets are revealed. Produced in association with Macrobert Arts Centre, ‘Woolf’ is brimming with dazzling language and unforgettable characters, and is one of the greatest plays of the 20th century.

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


NT Live

The Sherry Babys

Comedy Club

Thursday 11 May, 7.00pm – £15/£13

Jersey Boys Tribute Act

Friday 12 May, 8.00pm – £17.50/£10

Experience the best of British theatre at The Byre – on the big screen! This extraordinarily popular strand of programming has allowed thousands of people from all points of the globe to experience the drama of National Theatre productions without having to travel far from home. The excellent production values and the latest in HD technology mean that you’re always in the best seat in the house!

Friday 12 May, 7.30pm – £20/£18

Join us for our regular comedy night featuring four of the funniest comics working on the circuit today. Tonight’s headliner is Larry Dean – a multi-award winning comedian including Scottish Comedian of the Year. He’s been compared to fellow Glaswegian Billy Connolly and Kevin Bridges and shares the same level of sharp wit, engaging storytelling and warm likability.

‘Fascinatingly funny tales with brilliant pay-offs’ The Evening Standard

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

We’ll be releasing details of this NT Live screening as soon as the production is confirmed. Please check www.byretheatre.co.uk for updates.

In a welcome return to The Byre, The Sherry Babys present their celebration of the sensational music of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons – as featured in the global hit musical The Jersey Boys. The night features many of the band’s hits with the first part of the show taking us back to where it all began, performing the classic 50s songs made famous by The Four Seasons including Still of the Night, Oh Carol, Teenager in Love and Why Do Fools Fall In Love. After the interval it’s truly party time, packed with memorable hits. Slick choreography and on point vocals make this a worthy tribute to the music that got a whole generation dancing.

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Classical Musicians Scotland Present:

Scozzesi

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Saturday 13 May, 7.30pm – £16 Scozzesi is a quartet of male singers and accompanist. All gentlemen are young professional performers in their twenties and early thirties and are making a name for themselves in their solo careers. All are graduates of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious Music Academies and Conservatoires. Their repertoire is varied, featuring works from opera, operetta, songs from the shows, Scottish songs and popular songs, with a few surprises thrown in. Yours, for one night only....!

Der Rosenkavalier

Bugsy Malone

Met Opera

St Leonards

Sunday 14 May, 5.55pm – £18.50/£17.50/£14

Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 May 7.30pm – £8/£6

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

St Leonards senior school proudly presents Bugsy Malone.

Duration: 4h 12min

‘There’s some serious talent there – young conservatoire graduates with numerous opera roles under their belts, plus recitalists and teachers... Their strength is in their numbers – they made a powerful sound when singing together.... they’ll be something special.’ David Kettle, The Scotsman

This lively production uses music, dance and slapstick comedy to deliver a story that explores gang warfare on the streets of New York in the 1920s.

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


Film Club Thursday 18 May, 10.00am – £6 The story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Director: James Marsh; Country: UK; Year: 2015 Duration: 2h 03min

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

MamaBabaMe

Scocha

Presented by Starcatchers and Curious Seed

Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm – £16/£14

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May 11.30am & 2.30pm – £7.50

The Scocha sound is unique. Branded as Folk ‘n’ Roll, they are traditionally Scottish in style and roots, yet with a vibrant freshness that is infectious. Their passionate blend of stirring new material and traditional classics, spiced with up-to-the-moment arrangements and a wide range of instruments in the repertoire including acoustic and electric guitars, whistles, drums, bass, keyboards, bodhrans, and more, creates a show which is peppered with banter, fun, and the feel good factor with soft ballads, rousing foot-stomping refrains and almost everything in between.

Every new relationship is a journey – it can be tender, competitive, challenging, joyful. But where does that begin? Join us at the ringside of our mini arena for MamaBabaMe to witness this exciting new dance, theatre and live music experience made especially for infants and their grown ups. Through playful movement, dance and sound, MamaBabaMe explores these profound new relationships and how this eternal bond evolves and grows. Everyone will recognise something of their own relationships, as parent or child – this is a show for young children and anyone who’s ever been one!

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Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

The Theory of Everything (12A)


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NT Live Sunday 21 May, 7.00pm – £15/£13

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Experience the best of British theatre at The Byre – on the big screen! This extraordinarily popular strand of programming has allowed thousands of people from all points of the globe to experience the drama of National Theatre productions without having to travel far from home. The excellent production values and the latest in HD technology mean that you’re always in the best seat in the house!

The Lady in the Van (12A)

Hotel California

Film Club Wild Card

Possibly the ultimate tribute to The Eagles! Having provided backing for Don Felder (lead guitarist with the Eagles – not once but twice – at the prestigious Dunhill Cup, here in St Andrews), this band has gained a high reputation over the years as one of the best Eagle tributes around and have performed at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, the SECC, AECC and Queens Hall venues including many more.

Thursday 25 May, 10.00am – £6 The true story of Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her temporarily to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years. As the story develops Bennett learns that Miss Shepherd has a past that is almost impossible to believe. Director: Nicholas Hytner; Country: UK; Year: 2015 Duration: 1h 44min

We’ll be releasing details of this NT Live screening as soon as the production is confirmed. Please check www.byretheatre.co.uk for updates.

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

Friday 26 & Saturday 27 May, 8.00pm – £18.50


Night and Day (U)

Daimh

Film Club

Friday 2 June, 7.30pm – £14/£12

Songs from the Silver Screen with Helen Lothian and Michael Barnett

Thursday 1 June, 10.00am – £6 The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s. A graduate composer who initially struggles to get on his feet, he finds true love during his struggles; but when his career takes off, it takes off with a bang and leads to him leaving true love by the wayside. Cole will need to make some tough decisions, and if he makes the wrong ones, may regret his direction in life.

Join Helen Lothian (Soprano) and Michael Barnett (pianist) for an unforgettable evening of songs from popular movies and hit shows. These fantastically versatile performers entertain you with music and song from The Producers, Cabaret, The Godfather and The Mission amongst many others. A delightful evening for every music and movie lover.

This Gaelic Supergroup are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye. Taking the name from the Gaelic word for ‘kinship’ Daimh (pronounced Dive) have performed their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries, setting audiences alight from Moscow to San Francisco. Recent accolades include Folk Band of the Year at the 2015 Scottish Traditional Music Awards and the Best Folk Band in Europe at the prestigious Folkherbst competition in Germany. ‘Dàimh have carved a reputation from the bedrock of Gaelic culture… authentic Gaelic music with a modern edge and a magnificent range of expression.’ Folkworld

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Saturday 3 June, 7.30pm – £15/£12/£10

Director: Michael Curtiz; Country: USA; Year: 1946 Duration: 2h 08min

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 Dime Notes

Exhibition

Sunday 4 June, 7.30pm – £16/£12

Telling Tales

MUSA Young Artist Award 2017:

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Wednesday 7 June – Sunday 3 September Enjoy drama, thrills and a touch of humour through the eyes of Fife’s young artists. The winning entries from the MUSA Young Artist Award, an annual art competition for schools in Fife, come exclusively to the Byre. This year’s theme encourages participants to explore storytelling and will undoubtedly result in a range of artistic styles, from sculpture and stained glass to comic strips and collage.

The Dime Notes dig back into the bluesdrenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920s New Orleans jazz. Fronted by Chris Barber’s long-time clarinetist David Horniblow, an established figure on the London jazz scene and American pianist Andrew Oliver, a recent arrival to the UK, the band is anchored by the unstoppable pulse of London’s finest rhythm guitarist Dave Kelbie.

Passionate about the Byre Theatre The Byre Theatre was founded in 1933 by A.B.Paterson and local theatre enthusiasts of the St Andrews Play Club. The Friends of the Byre has been supporting theatre since 1967. Since the University of St Andrews took over management of The Byre in October 2014, the Friends have continued to play a role in encouraging community use and involvement in the theatre. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in supporting the Byre Theatre. Annual subscription can be any amount you wish to give - we just stipulate a minimum of £5. To join, ask at the box office or email friendsofbyre@outlook.com The Friends have supported the Byre Theatre by: • sponsoring productions • purchasing equipment • providing front of house volunteers • promoting events • encouraging attendance at concerts, productions and exhibitions

(Image by young artist Katie McLean)

Members are invited to special Friends events, and regularly receive ticket discounts at many Byre productions. The Friends of The Byre also represent the views of the local community on the Byre Advisory Board.


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Do you know what we did last summer…? 2016 saw us produce the first ever Byre in the Botanics to a wonderful response from audiences… ‘H - A - P - P – Y’

‘Beautiful surroundings. Lovely concert! Very well organised. Well done!!’ ‘Fantastic evening, lovely setting, very friendly and welcoming staff. Will definitely recommend and will be coming for another show. Brilliant!’ Summer 2017 is on its way and we have lots of wonderful treats lined up for you. Make sure you don’t miss out and sign up for our e-mailing list at byretheatre.com All new emailers will be entered into a prize draw for a pair of FREE tickets to one of our summer shows.

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

‘Performance was fantastic!!’


52Byre 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 from 10.00am until late, serving delicious home baking, light bites and fabulous pre-theatre meals.

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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