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What’s On

creative theatre music comedy exhibitions family film festivals learning

Film Club: Night and Day (U)

Dàimh

Film Club: Suffragette (12)

NT Live Encore: Peter Pan (PG)

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Thu 8 June Page 13

Fri 2 June Page 10

Sat 10 June Page 13

Songs from the Silver Screen

The Dime Notes

JSLN Dance presents Variations of Pointe II

Film Club: Kismet (U)

Sat 3 June Page 10

Sat 10 June Page 14

Sun 4 June Page 11

Thu 15 June Page 14

Telling Tales

Friends of The Byre Wed 7 June Page 12

Byre Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen

Film Club: Casablanca (U)

NT Live: Salomé (15)

Ruggeds: Adrenaline (Byre in the Botanics)

Comedy Sneak Peek for One Night Only

Fri 16 - Sun 18 June Page 15

Thu 22 June Page 16

JKDA: Dancing Through Time

Film Club: The Princess and the Pirate (U)

Evening with Phil & Aly (Byre in the Botanics)

The Gruffalo Movie (U) (Byre in the Botanics)

The Secret Garden (U) (Byre in the Botanics)

Film Club: Driving Miss Daisy (U)

Grand Ceilidh (Byre in the Botanics)

Frozen (PG) (Byre in the Botanics)

Mànran (Byre in the Botanics)

Glen Miller Orchestra UK Film Club: What We Did On Our Holidays (12) (Byre in the Botanics)

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Thu 6 July Page 17

Thu 29 June Page 17

Thu 6 July Page 6

Thurs 29 June Page 5

Fri 7 July Page 6

Fri 30 June Page 5

Fri 7 July Page 6

Simon and Garfunkel Story

Wed 7 June - Sun 3 Sept Page 11

Fri 30 June Page 5

Sat 8 July Page 6

Sat 1 July Page 5

Thu 13 July Page 19

Thu 8 & Fri 9 June Page 12

Thu 22 June Page 16

Fri 30 June Page 17

La Bohème (Byre in the Botanics) Thu 13 & Fri 14 July Page 7


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creative theatre music comedy exhibitions family film festivals learning

Fri 14 July Page 7

Secret Life of Pets (PG) (Byre in the Botanics) Fri 21 July Page 8

Up (U) (Byre in the Botanics) Fri 28 July Page 9

Auld Hat New Heids 2017 Wed 30 Aug Page 23

Elkie Brooks (Byre in the Botanics) Sat 15 July Page 7

Whisky Galore! (Byre in the Botanics)

One Man Shoe

Sat 15 - Thu 27 July Page 18

Midge Ure (Byre in the Botanics)

Fri 21 July Page 8

Sat 22 July Page 8

Grand Ceilidh (Byre in the Botanics)

Gallagher and Lyle (Byre in the Botanics)

Fri 28 July Page 9

Film Club: Sabrina (U) Thu 31 Aug Page 24

Sun 29 July Page 9

NT Live: Yerma (15)

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National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland

Film Club: Becoming Jane (PG)

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Thu 20 July Page 19

St Andrews Bach Choral Course

NT Live: Angels in America Part Two (15)

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St Andrews Organ Week Mon 31 July - Thu 3 Aug Page 21

Thu 27 July Page 20

Stand By

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The Byre Café Bar is open daily from 10am

NT Live: Angels in America Part One (15) Thu 20 July Page 20

Film Club: Sunshine on Leith (PG) Thu 27 July Page 20

Film Club: Belle (12) Thu 3 Aug Page 23

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys (Byre in the Botanics) Thu 20 July – Page 8

Chris Barber Big Band (Byre in the Botanics) Thu 27 July Page 9

Film Club: Whale Rider (PG) Thu 10 August Page 23

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Brave (PG) (Byre in the Botanics)


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Welcome to Byre in the Botanics 2017

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A season of spectacular concerts, film screening and events at the beautiful Botanic Gardens in the heart of St Andrews every weekend from 29 June to 29 July. It all takes place in our fully covered, fully seated marquee so a lovely experience is guaranteed, whatever the weather! Fully stocked bar and delicious hot and cold food available, including luxury hampers which you can pre-order. Here’s what you had to say about last year’s BITB… ‘The stunning setting of the Botanic Gardens’ **** The Scotsman

‘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!’

Food & Drink at BITB17

Access and Parking

Pre-order a delicious deli hamper packed with cheese, charcuterie, olives, slow roast tomatoes, fresh bread, crisps, local strawberries with cream and homemade scones – just £25 for a hamper for two. Make it a real night to remember and add a bottle of chilled prosecco (£25) or Taittinger Champagne (£40).

Please note, there is no parking available at the Botanic Gardens. Parking is available in St Andrews town centre, a short walk from the venue. Parking spaces for blue badge holders are available and must be booked in advance – please see www.bitb17.com

On site, Screaming Peacock are serving up local wild venison burgers whilst the bar boasts a range of ales made in St Andrews – alongside wines and cocktails.

Byre In The Botanics is a fully wheelchair accessible event. Access to the performance space is by a wide tarmac slope; BITB staff are on hand to safely escort wheelchair users down the slope where required. For full access and travel information, please visit www.bitb17.com


An Evening with Phil and Aly

The Gruffalo Movie (U)

The Secret Garden (U)

The Ruggeds: Adrenaline

Thursday 29 June, 7.00pm – £18.50

Friday 30 June, 2.00pm – £10

Friday 30 June, 7.00pm – £15

Saturday 1 July, 7.00pm – £18.50

What more can you say about these two stellar musicians, now embarking on their 31st year of working together. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music and have been described by Mike Russell as “probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next.

Julia Donaldson’s award winning epic tale of bravery and wits is brought to life on the silver screen with the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, John Hurt, Robbie Coltrane, and James Corden. A mother squirrel tells her baby squirrels a story of a plucky mouse who goes in search of a tasty nut. Encountering a fox, an owl and a snake, the mouse escapes being eaten by telling the story of an imaginary monster called the Gruffalo. The animation is luscious and the storyline is hilarious – it’s sure to delight children and grown-ups alike!

Join us in the apt setting of the Botanical Gardens for an adaptation of this celebrated novel by Francis Hodgson Burnet. The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox who was born in India at the turn of the 20th century. After the sudden death of her parents, she is sent to England to live with her uncle. Left alone to roam his manor house and its grounds, Mary discovers a secret walled garden that has been locked for many years. Dame Maggie Smith stars in this beautiful adaptation, filmed on location in Yorkshire.

Directors: Max Lang and Jakob Schuh Year: 2009; Duration: 27m

Join us for a Gruffalo Trail in the Botanic Gardens before the film.

Director: Agnieszka Holland Year; 1993; Duration: 1h 41m

‘This piece is an exploration of our relationship with Adrenaline, filled with acrobatics, risks, energy.’ Fresh from appearing in videos for the likes of Justin Bieber and Rita Ora, The Ruggeds attack the senses, with unimaginable acrobatics, rhythm and raw energy, promising that your heart will beat faster for days to come. Based in Eindhoven, The Ruggeds travel the world to battle, perform, and teach breakdancing. Adrenaline is an explosive full length work. So hold on to your seat, and experience the rush.

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Grand St Andrews Ceilidh with Billy Anderson Thursday 6 July, 7.00pm £15/£5 (child) The Byre can always find a reason to party, so put your dancing shoes on and join us for a night of Ceilidh dancing. Hosted by a traditional Scottish country dance band, you’ll be up on your feet, jigging and reeling the night away. Whether you’ve been stripping willows all your life, or have never even tried a two-step, a fantastic night of traditional Scottish dancing lies ahead. Come along in Scottish regalia and learn from the best!

Frozen (PG)

Mànran

Glenn Miller Orchestra UK

Friday 7 July, 2.00pm – £10

Friday 7 July, 7.00pm – £21.50

Saturday 8 July, 7.00pm – £24

Join us for a screening of Disney, family favourite, Frozen. Based on the fairy tale, The Snow Queen, by Hans Christian Anderson, Frozen tells the story of Queen Elsa, and the quest taken by her sister Anna, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf as they try to end the icy spell of her magic. It’s a battle of the elements unlike any other!

Mànran are one of the best-known and best-loved Scottish bands on the rock folk scene today. With a central ethos built around the band’s traditional Celtic roots, fiery tunes from fiddle, accordion, flute, uillean and Highland bagpipes bind powerfully to a rhythm section awash with elements of funk, jazz and rock to create some of the most innovative and uplifting instrumental music around. Now with two highly regarded studio albums under their belt and six years of blowing audiences away with healthy amounts of passion, poise, virtuosity and vigour, Mànran are continuing to explore new musical and geographical territory.

Ray McVay is In the Mood as the world’s greatest Big Band transports you back to the heady days and music of the 1940s. This orchestra maintains the exact line up on stage devised by Glenn Miller. Including both solo and group vocals, the show will also include an outstanding Dixieland group drawn from members of the orchestra. Come and hear the music that got us through the war with smiles on our faces and laid the foundations of pop right up to the present day – In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, American Patrol, Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction and the song that became pop history’s first gold disc, Chattanooga Choo Choo!

Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Year: 2013; Duration: 1h 42m

Are you an Elsa or an Olaf? Come dressed as your favourite Frozen character for the chance to get up on the BITB stage!


OperaUpClose – La Bohème

Brave (PG)

Elkie Brooks

Thursday 13 and Friday 14 July 7.00pm – £25 Free Waltz classes from 5-6pm with paying ticket holders to La Bohème

Friday 14 July, 2.00pm – £10

Saturday 15 July, 7.00pm – £33

Young Princess Merida, the daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor, is a skilled archer, determined to be strong and independent. Fearful she will be married off, Merida claims her own hand in marriage at the annual highland games through her own success, much to the dismay of her traditionalist mother. Bargaining with a local witch to change her fate, chaos ensues. Elinor is accidentally turned into a bear, and the local clans enter a war with each other. Can Merida and her mother save the day before it’s too late? This award winning Disney film stars the voices of Emma Thompson, Julie Walters and Billy Connolly.

British Queen of Blues, Elkie Brooks comes to Byre in the Botanics for a unique and memorable concert. Known for her work with Humphrey Lyttelton, and for hits such as Pearl’s A Singer, and Lilac Wine, Elkie’s illustrious career has seen her sell out at the Royal Albert Hall and release more top charting albums than any other British female artist. After years of touring and performing, her bluesy voice and majestic stage presence are stronger than ever and sure to blow you away, whether you’re an avid fan or a new listener.

The Olivier Award-winning version of Puccini’s much-loved weepie is a favourite with critics and audiences alike. One of the most accessible and moving operas ever written, La Bohème charts the ups and downs of a group of idealistic graduates as they bicker, party, try to make ends meet and follow their dreams. New English language version by Robin Norton-Hale. ‘ A huge artistic success’ New York Times

‘ A Masterstroke’ **** Guardian

‘ Brilliant’ **** The Times

Directors: Mark Andrews; Branda Chapman Year; 2012; Duration: 1h 33m

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New Orleans Swamp Donkeys

The Secret Life of Pets (PG)

Whisky Galore!

Thursday 20 July, 7.00pm £23.50

Friday 21 July, 2.00pm – £10

Friday 21 July, 7.00pm – £16

Have you always wanted to know what your pets get up to when we leave them every morning? Max the terrier lives a quiet and unpredictable life in a Manhattan apartment building. But, when his owner adopts a mongrel called Duke, his life is turned upside down. However, Max soon realises the value of friendship when Duke is captured by Animal Control. Max is desperate to rescue Duke and reunite him with their owner, and he won’t let anything get in his way. This comedy features an array of talking animals, including Chloe the cat and Norman the Guinea Pig.

The inhabitants of the isolated Scottish island of Todday in the Outer Hebrides are largely unaffected by wartime rationing, until the supply of whisky runs out. However, things take a turn for the better when a freighter runs aground in heavy fog late one night, with 50,000 cases of whisky on-board. The community come together as-never-before, and offload the sacred cargo, stashing the purloined whisky in a cave before the ship goes down. Meanwhile, Captain Paul Waggett, the stuffy English commander of the local Home Guard wants to confiscate the salvaged cargo, but not if the wily islanders can outfox him and preserve their precious Whisky Galore!

Direct from Louisiana, the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys get the party started with a mix of traditional and modern jazz, blues, vaudeville and original music. The talented young band went viral after over a million viewers watched their cover of the Game of Thrones theme tune at B B King’s. After an incredible first appearance at BITB 2016, one of the hottest bands in Jazz returns to get everyone dancing once more!

Directors: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney Year: 2016; Duration: 1h 27m

Midge Ure and India Electric Company – Something from Everything Saturday 22 July, 7.00pm – £32 Midge Ure has a career that spans over 40 years – from his pop band beginnings, (almost) joining the Sex Pistols, the electronic groundbreaking work with Visage (Fade To Grey is still voted #1 in its genre across Europe), via the mainstream success of Ultravox to the twists and turns of his solo releases. Expect to hear the broad reach of his recorded output with the Something From Everything Tour… covering at least one song from every album he has released. The three piece format adds texture and depth to the material, with Joseph O’Keefe adding keyboards to the mixture, creating a more electronic feel to some of the songs.


Chris Barber Big Band

Up (U)

Thursday 27 July, 7.00pm £22.50

Friday 28 July, 2.00pm – £10

Trombonist Chris Barber has been one of the most important figures in British traditional jazz for over 50 years. His current band sets the benchmark for quality, featuring a host of star names. Playing a wide ranging repertoire from New Orleans to classic Duke Ellington tunes, this is a rare chance to hear a jazz legend accompanied by a fabulous band who tightly knit the sounds of jazz and blues.

Up tells the heart-warming story of one man’s attempt to follow his dreams, and the friends he makes along the way. After years of planning, Carl Frederickson’s dreams of going to Paradise Falls, the home of his childhood hero, the now disgraced explorer Charles Muntz, finally materialise. Determined to fulfil his promise to his late wife Ellie, Carl turns his house into a makeshift airship with thousands of helium balloons and is joined by an accidental stowaway, a boy scout called Russell. On their journey to Paradise Falls they make lots of new friends, including a talking dog, and finally get to meet the irrepressible Muntz… Director: Peter Docter, Bob Peterson Year: 2009; Running Time: 1h 36m

Grand St Andrews Ceilidh with Billy Anderson Friday 28 July, 7.00pm £15/£5 (child) The Byre can always find a reason to party, so put your dancing shoes on and join us for a night of Ceilidh dancing. Hosted by a traditional accordion and fiddle, Scottish country dance band, you’ll be up on your feet, jigging and reeling the night away. Whether you’ve been stripping willows all your life, or have never even tried a two-step, a fantastic night of traditional Scottish dancing lies ahead. Come along in Scottish regalia to experience a Scottish classic and learn from the best!

Gallagher and Lyle Sunday 29 July, 7.00pm – £39.50 Join us for our finale, celebrating a true Scottish classic duo! Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle have been performing together since 1972, reuniting in 2012. Charting in both the UK and the U.S, the pair have a long and incredible career together of song writing for the likes of Tina Turner, Hall and Oates, and Michael Jackson, alongside record producing in more recent years. Byre in the Botanics are thrilled to host this unique opportunity to hear this tour de force, live.

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Night and Day (U)

Dàimh

Film Club

Friday 2 June, 7.30pm – £14/£12

Songs from the Silver Screen with Helen Lothian and Michael Barnett

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Thursday 1 June, 10.00am – £6 Night and Day is the fictionalised biography of composer Cole Porter which depicts 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.

Saturday 3 June, 7.30pm – £15/£12/£10 Join Helen Lothian (soprano) and Michael Barnett (pianist) for an unforgettable evening of well-loved songs from our favourite movies and shows. Let these fantastically versatile performers entertain you with music and song from film and musicals including The Producers, Cabaret, The Godfather and The Mission. A wonderful evening for every music and movie lover.

Director: Michael Curtiz; Country: USA; Year: 1946 Duration: 2h 8min

This Gaelic Supergroup are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye. Taking the name from the Gaelic word for ‘kinship’ Dàimh (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.

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

‘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


The Dime Notes Sunday 4 June, 7.30pm – £16/£12

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Exhibition – MUSA Young Artist Award 2017:

Telling Tales

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 clarinettist 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.

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(Image by young artist Katie McLean)


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Friends of The Byre

Simon and Garfunkel Story

Wednesday 7 June 7.30pm

Now seen by over a quarter of a million people across the world, The Simon and Garfunkel Story tells the fascinating tale of how two young boys from Queens, New York went on to become the most successful music duo of all time. Starting from their humble beginnings as 50s Rock n Roll duo Tom & Jerry, The Simon and Garfunkel Story takes you through all the songs and stories that shaped them, the dramatic split, their individual solo careers and ending with a stunning recreation of the legendary 1981 Concert In Central Park. The show features all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Bridge over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, The Boxer, The Sound of Silence and more.

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The Friends of the Byre have been supporting the Byre Theatre since 1967 and the Friends continue to play a role in encouraging community use and involvement in the theatre to this day. The Friends have supported the Byre Theatre by: • Sponsoring productions • Purchasing equipment • Providing volunteer helpers • Promoting events • Encouraging attendance at concerts, productions and exhibitions Members are invited to special events and regularly receive ticket discounts at some Byre productions. Membership is currently only £5.00 a year. To become a friend please email your name and contact details to the Secretary of Friends of the Byre; friendsofbyre@outlook.com or visit the Byre Theatre and fill out your information on one of the flyers and give it the Box Office staff.

Thursday 8 & Friday 9 June, 7.30pm – £22/£19.50

‘Amazing’ Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2

‘Spine-Tingling Harmonies’ The Daily Record

‘Simply Incredible’ BBC Scotland


Peter Pan (PG)

Film Club

NT Live Encore

Thursday 8 June, 10.00am – £6

Saturday 10 June, 2.30pm – £15/£13

After gathering to hear the news on whether women will be granted the vote in 1912, Maud Watts (Carrey Mulligan) is caught in the furore that follows. Arrested and jailed for a week, Maud meets Emily Davidson, a confidante of Emmeline Pankhurst. Determined to fight for her right to vote, Maud is ostracised by her local community, when the newspaper publishes her photograph as a ‘known suffragette’. Knowing that nothing else can help, Maud turns towards radicalism and will stop at nothing to fight for her cause.

All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Director: Sarah Gavron; Country: UK; Year: 2015 Duration: 1h 53m

The screening starts at 10.30am. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary tea, coffee and cream scone served from 10.00am. Ticket holders are welcome to join us for a post screening talk with the Museum of St Andrews.

Duration: 2h 50m

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JSLN Dance presents

Variations of Pointe II Saturday 10 June, 7.30pm – £12/£10

Kismet (U) Film Club Thursday 15 June, 10.00am – £6

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Howard Keel stars as an impoverished poet who is given one hundred gold coins by an elderly thief to reverse a curse that has separated him from his son. Meanwhile in Baghdad, the poet’s daughter Marinah falls in love with the Caliph and dreams of being his bride. Suspend your disbelief, and for one day, you too can be a stranger in paradise. Director: Vincente Minnelli; Country: USA; Year: 1955 Duration: 1h 53m

From JSLN, the extraordinary dance company who wowed us at BITB 16, comes Variations of Pointe II – a new triple bill programme. It includes stunning repertoire ballet, a hilarious new age twist inspired by Austin Powers as well as Niewelt’s new and breath-taking neo-classical creation Consequential Gaps. The dancers come from Scotland, England, Ireland, France, Hungary and Germany and promise to move you with every step they take. In the first part you see sections of famous, yet not widely seen classics such as Le spectre de la Rose, La Péri and La Sylphide. The second part demonstrates how much fun we can have with ballet. Inspired by the Austin Powers movies, this new age comedy ballet combines classical technique with fun characters to entertain and introduce new dance audience to the genre. Niewelt’s newest creation Consequential Gaps is the finale of this triple bill. Using the music of great composers as his starting point, he creates a new thrilling, extravagant yet breathtakingly clean masterpiece, pushing his team of dancers to the limit of the music.

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


The Cunning Little Vixen

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Byre Opera The Cunning Little Vixen is the enchanting tale of a Forester who attempts to domesticate a young Vixen. The ageing Forester goes on a search to find meaning and value in life, which culminates in an inspiring awakening to the power and beauty of nature. Janacek’s score vividly animates a forest full of life with words that ask fundamental questions about humanity, society and politics. A chamber orchestra of leading Scottish musicians is conducted by Michael Downes. Scottish Operatrained director PJ Harris teams up with choreographer Liz Ranken and designers Victor Labarthe d’Arnoux and Antonin Boyot Gellibert to stage this inspiring opera and dance work.

Special Offer: enjoy a two-course meal with a glass of wine for just £16.95 prior to the performance for which you have tickets. Please book in advance at the Box Office on 01334 475 000.

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Friday 16 - Sunday 18 June, 7.30pm – £18/£14/£9


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Casablanca (U)

Salomé (15)

Film Club

NT Live

JKDA Dancing Through Time

Thursday 22 June, 10.00am – £6

Thursday 22 June, 7.00pm – £15/£13

Sunday 25 June, 1.30pm & 5.30pm – £15/£10

Round up the usual suspects and fly down to The Byre to see one of Hollywood’s most famous films. It’s December 1941, and American Rick Blaine’s Moroccan nightclub in Casablanca is awash with Vichy French, Nazi German officials and refugees waiting to go to the still- neutral America. Unexpectedly, the love of his life, Ilsa arrives with the husband he never knew she had, freedom fighter, Victor Laslo. Desperate for papers, she confronts Rick at gunpoint, before declaring she loves him. In a matter of life and death, IIsa is forced to choose between the two men she loves, while Rick lives in the hope she chooses him.

An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. Salomé is a femme fatale who demands the head of John the Baptist, and her dance changes the course of the world and places her at the centre of a revolution. Join us for a re-telling of a biblical tale like no other, screened live from the Olivier stage. Duration: 3h 20m

Director: Michael Curtiz; Country: USA; Year: 1942 Duration: 1h 42m

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

Join pupils of local dance school JKDA on their next dancetastic adventure: Dancing through Time! A time travelling explosion of dance, singing and drama suitable for all the family. The St Andrews-based school’s annual performance promises to showcase local talent in an entertaining and vibrant production in support of charity.


The Princess and the Pirate (U)

Comedy Sneak Peek for One Night Only

Driving Miss Daisy (U)

Film Club

A one-off, hilarious all-star Edinburgh fringe preview.*

Thursday 6 July, 10:00am – £6

Academy award winning The Princess and The Pirate stars Bob Hope in a swashbuckling comedy adventure of love and piracy on the seven seas. Aboard the Mary Ann, Princess Margaret is running away from her father, the King, in order to marry a commoner she loves. When the ship is ransacked by a band of Pirates led by a captain called ‘The Hook’, Princess Margaret and a cowardly actor called Sylvester the Great, are captured by the pirates in the hope they can be used for a big reward. As Sylvester struggles to battle his cowardice in order to ensure their escape, he realises he has fallen for the Princess… Director: David Butler; Country: USA; Year: 1944 Duration: 1h 34m

Friday 30 June, 7.30pm – £10/£8

Enjoy some of today’s finest comedians, before they hit the Edinburgh Fringe stage. These shows are works in progress – so it won’t be slick, but it sure as heck will be funny! Daniel Sloss: The internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedian from Fife. ‘Genuinely funny.’ Time Out

Film Club Daisy Wethan (Jessica Tandy) is a 72 year old retired school teacher who lives with her African American housemaid in Georgia. Due to her age, her son Boolie hires Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman), an African American chauffeur, much to the chagrin of Miss Daisy. When Miss Daisy eventually relents, a beautiful companionship begins between the two. In a touching portrayal of friendship, the film also explores the significance of issues such as race and prejudice in 20th century American society. Director: Bruce Bereford; Country: USA; Year: 1989 Duration: 1h 39m

Craig Hill: Infectious and wicked –Scotland’s favourite kilted comedian! ‘Absolutely hilarious.’ The List Kai Humphries: Newcastle’s loveable and hilarious high-octane comedy meteor. ‘A wee cracker!’ Chortle Mark Nelson: Award-wining Scottish comedian renowned for his dark sense of humour. ‘Wonderfully crafted gags’ The List

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

Contains some adult humour and some rude (but hilarious) jokes. Strictly for 16+ and those not easily offended. *Line-up may be subject to change.  

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

Thursday 29 June, 10.00am – £6

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One Man Shoe Saturday 15 - Thursday 27 July £8 (£24 family ticket) 10.30am: 17, 18, 19 & 21 July 1.30pm: 15, 16, 22, 23, 24 & 27 July

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

No shows on Thursday 20, Tuesday 25 or Wednesday 26 July. One Man Shoe, is a delightful, dynamic and uplifting show for children and families, performed by Jango Starr. When the headline act fails to show up, Jango, a bumbling theatre caretaker, is suddenly thrust into the limelight and embarks on a hilarious journey of highly crafted and heart-felt silent comedy, as he magically finds his way to realise his dream of transforming into a star. ‘Jango Starr’s flair and expertise captivates – we’re knocked out by him! ’ **** The Herald

‘An audience favourite that appeals to all ages. ’ **** Evening News

Jango Starr’s unique style of silent physical theatre includes contemporary circus clowning, slapstick comedy, puppetry, juggling and absurd magic, bringing laughter and joy to all ages!


Film Club

National Youth Jazz Becoming Jane (PG) Orchestra of Scotland Film Club Thursday 20 July, 10.00AM – £6 Summer Tour

Thursday 13 July, 10.00am – £6

Sunday 16 July, 8.00pm – £14/£8/£2.50

From the creators of the BBC smash hit, Outnumbered, Billy Connolly, David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, Ben Miller and Annette Crosby star in this charming film where the children act beyond their years in the face of bickering adults. Divorced couple Doug McLeod and Abi reunite for the sake of Doug’s father’s 75th Birthday, goading their distrustful children into keeping up the pretense in the face of extended relations. After an unexpected turn of events take place, the family have to forget their differences in order to work together. A humorous and morbidly funny depiction of the British family, with some stalwarts of the British screen.

The Americas is the theme for all National Youth Orchestras of Scotland ensembles throughout 2017. Each orchestra performs a blend of wellknown standards together with rarely heard gems directly linked to, or inspired by the Americas. Within this theme there is a broad spectrum of classical and jazz through to contemporary repertoire, from American composers (with music rarely heard in the UK or European concert halls) together with more prominent European composers inspired to write works celebrating the greatest of continents. NYOS Jazz Orchestra welcomes popular guitarist, Malcolm MacFarlane, sharing his many influences (jazz, blues, Celtic and Latin) as he and the Orchestra take a Road Trip Across the Americas during 2017. And, following the success of its inaugural year in 2016 the NYOS Jazz Choir joins the Orchestra on its summer tour of Scotland.

Director: Guy Jenkin; Country: UK; Year: 2014 Duration: 1h 35m

Guest Artist: Malcolm MacFarlane (pictured) Music Director: Malcolm Edmonstone, Principal Conductor: Andrew Bain 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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Becoming Jane is an autobiographical account of Jane Austen’s love for Thomas Langlois Lefroy and determination to become a writer against her mother’s wishes. The film follows the story of their tumultuous romance, the many admirers that follow Jane and its parallels between her own life and her masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice. Director: Julian Jarrold; Country: UK; Year: 2007 Duration: 2h

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

What We Did On Our Holiday (12)


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Angels in America

Sunshine on Leith (PG)

Part One – Millennium Approaches (15) NT Live

Angels in America Part 2 – Perestroika (15) NT Live

Thursday 20 July, 7.00pm – £15/£13

Thursday 27 July, 7.00pm – £15/13

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Film Club Thursday 27 July 10.00am – £6 Sunshine on Leith is a jukebox musical featuring songs from The Proclaimers. Davy and Aly are two discharged soldiers who return to their homes and families in Edinburgh, having served in Afghanistan. Both are excited to return to their life in Edinburgh, and wedding bells are on the horizon. But, when a family secret threatens to destroy Davy’s family, and Ally’s relationship encounters difficulties, the two must pull through. This feel good musical features luscious sights of Edinburgh and showstopping musical numbers with the talents of Jane Horrocks and Peter Mullan. Director: Dexter Fletcher; Country: UK; Year: 2013 Duration: 1h 40m

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


St Andrews Organ Week 2017

Tuesday 25 – Sunday 30 July

The Auld Alliance: Aspects of the French Organ Culture

The University of St Andrews Bach Choral Course provides the opportunity for participants to explore the cantatas of J.S. Bach.

St Andrews Organ Week is one the UK’s leading courses for amateur and young organists attracting participants from throughout the UK and far beyond. Participants enjoy a mixture of one-to-one and group tuition, lectures, workshops, masterclasses and concerts. These concerts offer you the opportunity to enjoy music played by some of the world’s finest musicians on some magical instruments.

Isobel Clarke (recorder) and Tom Wilkinson (harpsichord) Tuesday 25 July, 7.30pm – £6/£5 (Free for course members) St Leonard’s Chapel Compline by candle light Thursday 27 July, 10.00pm – £6/£5 St Leonard’s Chapel Concert sung by the Course Choir (dir. Jeremy Jackman) Friday 28 July, 7.30pm – FREE St Salvator’s Chapel The Kellie Consort (dir. Tom Wilkinson) Saturday 29 July, 7.30pm – £6/£5 Free for course members (choral and organ) St Salvator’s Chapel Service including performance of Bach Cantata no. 182, Himmelskönig, sei willkommen Course Choir and Kellie Consort (dir. Jeremy Jackman) Sun 30 July, 11.00am – FREE St Salvator’s Chapel  

The Kellie Consort

Henry Fairs (Honorary Professor of Organ) Monday 31 July, 7.30pm – £6/£5 St Salvator’s Chapel, University of St Andrews (Gregor Hradetzky organ, 1974) The Complete Organ Works of Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) Anne Page (Cambridge) Tuesday 1 August, 7.30pm – £6/£5 All Saints’ Church Hall, St Andrews (Victor Mustel harmonium, 1880) Léfebure-Wély, Chaminade, Franck, Wagner, Liddle, Rogg Neil Cockburn (Calgary) and Edmund Aldhouse (Ely Cathedral) Wednesday 2 August, 7.30pm – £5/£4 (FOCHO members)/ £3 (students)/FREE to accompanied schoolchildren Caird Hall, Dundee (Harrison and Harrison organ, 1923) Bach, Guilmant, Franck, Dupré May 1924 – Homage to Marcel Dupré: A full reconstruction of the concert performed at the Caird Hall in Dundee by the legendary Marcel Dupré in May, 1924. Co-promotion with the Friends of the Caird Hall Organ (FOCHO) Olivier Salandini (Bourges Cathedral) Thursday 3 August, 8.00pm – £6/£5 King’s College Chapel, University of Aberdeen (Bernard Aubertin organ, 2004) Grigny, Nivers, Lebègue, Lacôte, Vierne, Dupré Co-promotion with the University of Aberdeen

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St Andrews Bach Choral Course


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Stand By World Premier Friday 4 & Saturday 5 August, 7.30pm £14/£12

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Written by Adam McNamara, Directed by Joe Douglas, Produced by Utter, in association with the Byre Theatre Four police officers sit in a riot van. Called out to a domestic dispute which may turn violent, they are on ‘stand by’, waiting for the go ahead to enter the flat where a man is wielding a samurai sword. We wait with them, experiencing their intensely close relationship forged through the stress of the job; their banter and boredom; and the tensions that reach boiling point. Against the backdrop of public sector cuts to frontline services, we experience the turmoil of the officers caught between following orders and their duty to protect each other. Written by a former Police Officer, Stand By shows the modern-day Police service laid bare. A unique performance, audiences are asked to wear single-earpiece headphones, as Police Officers do, to tell this urgent story in a multi-sensory way. Stand By is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland Recommended for ages 16+  


Whale Rider (PG)

Film Club

Film Club

Auld Hat New Heids 2017

Thursday 3 August, 10.00am – £6

Thursday 10 August, 10.00am – £6

Wednesday 30 August, 7.30pm – £15/£12

Based on a portrait of Dido Elizabeth Bell, the mixed race playmate of Lady Elizabeth Murray and daughter of English nobleman Sir John Lindsay and his West Indian concubine. The fictional film, Belle is an imaginative depiction of the life she is speculated to have lived. Bestowed with a large inheritance, Belle becomes a lady of society and works alongside abolitionists to further their cause in light of the Zong massacre. But regardless of her new found purpose, Belle struggles to find a place for herself in polite British society.

The Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea’s direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfil her destiny.

Ian Bruce, Peter Clark, Gregor Lowrey and Fraser Bruce are four of Scotland’s most experienced musicians who have teamed up to present a show of Scottish songs seldom now heard, but which formed the basis of the folk revival in the 1960s and 70s. An evening of music, with some gentle humour and even a little audience participation, you will relive the days when every town had a folk club packed with people enthusiastically joining in with the laughter and sing-a-long music of the time. These days may have passed but the songs are still there and are still relevant. This show offers an authentic experience of the music performed by these excellent musicians.

Director: Amma Asante; Country: UK; Year: 2013 Duration: 1h 40m

Director: Niki Caro; Country: New Zealand; Year: 2003 Duration: 1h 41min

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. Ticket holders are welcome to join us for a post screening talk with the Museum of St Andrews.

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Belle (12)


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Sabrina (U)

Yerma (15)

Film Club

NT Live

Thursday 31 August, 10.00am – £6

Thursday 31 August, 7.00pm – £15/13

Sabrina Fairchid, daughter of the Larrabee family’s chauffeur is madly in love with David Larrabee, a woman crazy playboy. After spending two years at culinary school in Paris, Sabrina returns home as an attractive and sophisticated young woman, attracting David’s eye to the dismay of his brother Linus. David is due to marry Elizabeth Tyson, in an economic agreement that would put the two families in good business, and Linus can’t bear the thought of it going wrong. Can Linus sought things out? Starring Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart.

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

Director: Billy Wilder; Country: UK; Year: 1955 Duration: 1h 53m

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

Duration: 2h with no interval.


Dine with us at The Byre

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You can contact the Café Bar on 01334 468807 E: restaurantbookings@st-andrews.ac.uk

Byre Café Bar Mon & Tues 10am - 9pm Wed & Thurs 10am - late with live music from 9.30pm Fri & Sat 10am - late Sun 10am - 5pm unless there’s a show

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

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.


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A festive treat awaits…*

it’s The Byre’s legendary panto! The Byre Theatre and Bard in the Botanics bring you Beauty and The Beast. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7.00pm with weekend matinees at 2.30pm throughout December.

Box Office: 01334 475000 / www.byretheatre.com

Book early to make sure that you get the seats and dates you want! Until 14th 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 – £66 Adult – £20 Senior Citizen – £19.50 Student – £16.50 Unemployed – £15.50 Child (U18) – £15.50 Child (U2) – £13

TEACHERS! Book now for our special performances for schools. Call Mary on 01334 468800. (Artwork – Chris Cassell)

* You will also feel the festive fun with The Byre’s Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 11 November, 10.00am - 5.00pm – it’s FREE! And book your table at the Byre Café Bar for our excellent Christmas Menu throughout December!


Hairy McLarey and Friends St Andrews Voices NT Live St Andrews Play Club Gilbert and Sullivan Society Shakespeare Schools Festival The Byre Film Club Just Beatles Byre World A Streetcar Named Desire

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The Kelpie Maquettes Tourism St Andrews are proud to announce the Icons of modern Scottish design, The Kelpie Maquettes, are coming to St Andrews this summer. From July 24th, The Kelpie Maquettes will be in St Andrews located on the Bruce Embankment, adjacent to British Golf Museum, behind the famous Royal and Ancient Golf Clubhouse and within sight of the stunning West Sands Beach. The three metre high sculptures were hand crafted by renowned Scottish sculptor Andy Scott, and were used as models to create the world’s largest equine sculpture, The Kelpies, situated in Falkirk. The Kelpie Maquettes tour the world helping to promote Scotland and the Falkirk area as visitor destinations. Tourism St Andrews, the newly formed Local Tourist Authority for St Andrews, is working to ensure St Andrews is recognised as a global destination of choice. By bringing The Kelpie Maquettes to the town, it hopes to give visitors a unique experience as well as offering the local community the opportunity to participate in a programme of events themed around the beautiful sculptures.

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Coming soon to The Byre...


28Byre 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:

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• 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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Byre Theatre summer 2017  

What's On at The Byre Theatre, St Andrews this summer.