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Welcome to our Autumn/Winter Season Our unique Theatre is a wonderful place where literally thousands upon thousands of people attend each and every year to enjoy richly rewarding experiences and our terrific team ensures that each night out is a great night out. So, it is my pleasure to introduce our new Autumn/Winter season, bringing you the best in quality Scottish drama, music and dance which means that you need look no further than our friendly and intimate venue to discover great experiences, great performances and memorable nights. With dynamic drama from the award winning Fire Exit Theatre and Elements World Theatre’s powerful Lost Voices about the Lockerbie tragedy, a wonderful musical celebration of Jacques Brel, a special visit from the renowned Scottish Folk duo Morrison & McDonald and comedy from the ever energetic Des Dillon (writer of Singing I’m No A Billy, He’s A Tim and other famous novels, plays and verse), our Theatre has a full and exciting quality programme carefully selected to welcome you to our rather special venue. Throughout the season there are additional talks and events and ways for you to become involved. Following on from our pilot project last year this autumn we will revisit our festival of new and innovative theatre/performance works, Epic – watch out for up to date information on this festival released in October. Of course alongside all of this we have a programme of workshops and classes, schools, projects and our phenomenally successful Christmas show The Snow Queen – book early for the very best seats.

I look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful theatre very soon. Ed Robson Artistic Director

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Venue & Booking Info Lennoxtown




Online: Box Office: 01236 732887 In Person: At our Box Office at Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, G67 2BN.



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We accept all major credit and debit cards. Please note that online and telephone bookings are subject to a 50p transaction fee.

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Tickets can be reserved for four days without payment. Tickets reserved four days prior to the performance will be held up until 1 hour before the performance starts. Please note if we do not receive payment within this period we will release your tickets for general sale.

LOCATION Our vibrant Theatre is based in the beautiful Cumbernauld House Park, north of the new town and close to the old village. There are good public transport links and free on-site car parking.


We are within a 10 minute drive of:

Our access facilities include an induction loop system for use with hearing aids, wheelchair access and large print brochures. Audio description and signing are provided for some performances and guide dogs are welcome. Please advise the Box Office of your requirements when booking.

Croy, Kilsyth, Kirkintilloch and Lennoxtown CONCESSIONS We want to provide meaningful concessions for our audiences so we have two concessionary levels: Level 1 Concessions: Senior Citizens, those on Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment recipients.

BAR & CAFÉ Why not join us for coffee and cake or a glass of wine before your show?

Level 2 Concessions: Under 18s, those on Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance recipients and Students.

We have two bars in our Theatre, serving hot and cold drinks and a selection of snacks.

Concessions do vary per show and are subject to availability. Proof of entitlement may be asked for when collecting tickets.

The Cottage Bar is open throughout the week and has a regular programme of informal bar entertainment as well as Sky Sports. Our Theatre Bar is open on performance evenings from 1 hour before the performance.

BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS Monday to Saturday 10am – 5.30pm

Full booking Terms and Conditions can be found on our website.

The Box Office is open until 8.30pm on performance nights.

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See More For Less Book for a show and receive a 20% discount on a second show, when you see this symbol:


Brilliant savings can be made on Theatre Music Comedy and our Christmas show The Snow Queen Call our friendly Box Office on 01236 732887 now! * Savings are made on the shows where you spot the above symbol. To get these great savings all tickets need to be bought at the same time and the same amount of tickets need to be bought for each show. Please note the deal doesn’t apply to Level 2 Concessions and, if relevant, the discount only applies to the lowest priced show. For further information please contact our lovely Box Office staff who will be happy to help.

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Dance / Music / Theatrics

End of Summer Circus Saturday 31 August 2013 I 7pm £15 + transaction fee I 16+ A fantastic circus themed night of music, burlesque dancing and visual artistry. The End of Summer Circus will feature music from popular bands Manky Savage and Mickey 9's plus contributions from David Duffy, dancing from Lady Danger’s Femme Fatale and many more assorted acts. The show, which will take place in the main auditorium and be performed against a backdrop of projected images and a custom designed set, is sure to stimulate all the senses and should not be missed.

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Both Sides Now – A Tribute To Joni Mitchell Louise Mochan Friday 6 September 2013 I 7.45pm £12/8/6 + transaction fee

To mark Joni Mitchell’s 70th birthday, rising Scottish jazz star Louise Mochan presents her own tribute to one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters of all time. Featuring classic songs such as Chelsea Morning, Woodstock, Big Yellow Taxi and Both Sides Now, Louise and her band of top flight musicians will take you on a musical journey through Joni’s peerless career, from her folk-inspired early albums to 1971’s quintessential Blue and beyond, following Mitchell’s ever-evolving exploration of the world of jazz, as displayed on landmark albums like 1979’s Mingus.

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Long Live The Little Knife Fire Exit / David Leddy Saturday 7 September 2013 I 7.45pm £12/8/6 + transaction fee


From multi-award-winning ‘theatrical maverick’ (Sunday Times), and ‘site-specific genius’ (The Scotsman) David Leddy presents an uplifting caper about forgery, castration and drunkenness. Liz and Jim are small-time con artists who need £250,000 fast. They decide to become the world’s greatest counterfeiters. There’s only one problem. They can’t paint. Developed with support from Royal Shakespeare Company and British Museum.

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Storyteller Des Dillon Friday 13 September 2013 I 7.30pm £12/8/6 + transaction fee I 18+


The award-winning talent that is Des Dillon – writer of Singin’ I’m No a Billy, He’s a Tim and the much loved novel Six Black Candles – performs his unique story-comedy show Storyteller. ‘A night of warm, self-deprecating, incident-laden storytelling in fine Billy Connolly meandering style both eye-wateringly funny and bizarrely touching.’ (Edinburgh Evening News) ‘Should be made available on the National Health’ (The Scotsman) ★★★★ ‘Hilarious’ (Irish Post) Extremely strong language is featured throughout.

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Tortoise in a Nutshell in co-production with Cumbernauld Theatre Saturday 14 September 2013 I 7.45pm £12/8/6 + transaction fee I 13+


A suitcase-trailing family rolls into new beginnings. Foreign, distorted and bright, the world resembles a haven of comfort. A miniature Utopia. But as their walls and lives are peeled back the community’s murky environment is revealed. Feral is an innovative piece of visual, mixed-media theatre which combines puppetry, film and live sound to create and destroy a world in front of your eyes. ‘This is a genuinely exciting young company who are clearly brimful of ideas’ (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian) Tortoise in a Nutshell have developed this work as our Company in Residence for 2012/13 – a project designed to nurture and develop new theatre makers in Scotland.

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Music / Dance / Theatre

Jacques Brel: In Song and Dance Heels Over Head

Friday 20 September 2013 I 7.45pm £12/8/6 + transaction fee


Brel loved to provoke and demystify. His songs are characterised by a wonderful exuberance; yet, they are often tempered by an edge of bitterness and a sense of a longing for a youthful uncorrupted innocence. An award winning singer, a skilled dancer and actress and excellent musicians come together in a unique production to re-enact some of Jacques Brel’s songs. A genuine and powerful celebration of Brel’s work, using multimedia, music, dance and theatre. A light-hearted celebration of Brel’s work which immerses audiences into a French atmosphere.

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Lockerbie: Lost Voices The Elements World Theatre Saturday 21 September 2013 I 7.45pm ÂŁ12/8/6 + transaction fee


For the 25th anniversary of the explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, this new play gives voice to six hypothetical passengers before and after the event. A US intelligence agent, a Scottish investigative journalist, a retired couple and a mother and her stepdaughter challenge each other with humour, love and courage to either accept the unacceptable or stand up for their personal truth. In poetic language and with original choral music, they speak from the neutrality of death and shed new light on the worst terrorist attack in the UK.

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Christmas Show

The Snow Queen Cumbernauld Theatre Company Directed and Designed by Ed Robson Experience everything that’s wonderful about Christmas with your family this year, as we bring the magnificent and magical story of The Snow Queen to life onstage. Based on the original tale by Hans Christian Anderson, this is one of Scotland’s best loved Christmas shows. Captivating the young and not-so young alike, it tells the thrilling story of Gerda and her magical journey of adventure to the North Pole, where she rescues her best friend from the evil clutches of the Snow Queen. Book now for one of the most magical shows this Christmas!

Reviews for last year’s show, A Night Before Christmas: ‘The prevailing hush, and lack of any fidgeting, said it all: great stories, well told, are just the (best) ticket.’ ★★★★ The Herald ‘… one energetic show, told in a fast paced and very funny way.’ 9/10, The Evening Times

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The Noizy Indie Social Club: A Festival of Music 2013 Saturday 28 September 2013 I 12 noon until late £20 + transaction fee I 16+ Following on from the success of last year’s event, Cumbernauld music promoters, The Noizy Indie Social Club, present A Festival of Music 2013. It’s an all-day music festival featuring the best bands and acts from Cumbernauld and beyond. Showcasing local talent, as well as established bands from the Scottish music scene, the festival is packed with something for everyone. With 20 bands and artists in the auditorium and studio, plus DJ’s playing throughout the day, this event is not to be missed.

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Peter Morrison and Alastair McDonald Friday 4 October 2013 I 7.45pm £12/8/6 + transaction fee Two of Scotland’s favourite and most enduring entertainers are touring Scotland in concert this year and make a welcome appearance at our theatre. Unbelievably, it is forty years since ‘the boys’ appeared together for the very first time on the long-running Songs of Scotland BBC TV series. Since that time their respective musical journeys have seen them play every Scottish theatre and concert hall, many of the most famous venues throughout the UK, and indeed have led them all over the world and back! 15 I 01236 732887


The Springsteen Sessions Friday 11 October 2013 I 7.45pm £15/10/8

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12+ (people aged 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult) Formed in 2010, this team of gifted musicians faithfully re-create the authentic sound of The Boss and The E Street Band in a blistering show which grabs you from the opening chords of Badlands until it deposits you two hours (and 40 years of music) later with tracks from Wrecking Ball. A must for fans of The Boss (and the musically curious)… a great night out is guaranteed!

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A Song and A Sip Insideout Productions Saturday 12 October 2013 I 7.45pm £10/7/5 + transaction fee An evening of the best songs from the best musicals, all the way from the bright lights of London’s West End and New York City’s Broadway. With a first class cast this special event will feature songs from the biggest musicals including Les Miserables, Wicked and Grease. A well as music, dance and banter, your ticket will include a complimentary drink.

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Tiger Tale Barrowland Ballet Thursday 17 October 2013 I 2.30pm I 6+ £7 for 1 adult and 1 child together + transaction fee £5 for each additional adult and £3.50 for each additional child

Poppy is bored. She longs for someone to play with, mum is too busy cleaning and has stopped going outside, dad is obsessed by work - striving for success. But their world is turned upside down when a tiger comes to stay. Bringing chaos, danger and an awful lot of fun their guest slowly reminds the family what it is they love about one another. Sometimes everyone needs a tiger in their lives.

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Community Theatre

Heartbreak House The Actors’ Group Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November 2013 I 7.45pm £5 + transaction fee Should your head rule your heart? This is the question that underscores G.B. Shaw’s witty and clever Heartbreak House – a play that comically chronicles Ellie Dunn’s decision to marry for money over love. With the world on the brink of war, what is the price of happiness? And who is willing to pay it? Presented by The Actors’ Group, Cumbernauld Theatre’s drama group.

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Regular Live Music

The Cottage Beat Club Saturday 19 October and 16 November I 8pm I ÂŁ8 Kessel Music presents The Cottage Beat Club. Building upon the long tradition of excellent bands emerging from around Cumbernauld, The Cottage Beat Club is a series of regular music gigs which presents an evening of the best in local, live musical talent. Created by musicians for musicians.

Regular Live Music

Acoustic Wednesdays Every second Wednesday starting 7 August I 8.30pm An informal night of acoustic and semi-acoustic music for aspiring and experienced songwriters and musicians. Come along to our intimate Studio Theatre and play your material or just turn up as an audience member and enjoy quality musicianship and local talent alongside more experienced players.

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Get Involved... The Adult Actors Group Starts Thursday 1 August 2013 The Actors Group are Cumbernauld Theatres’ new local drama group. The group is open to anyone aged 18+ with an interest in acting and theatre – including helping backstage. They meet each Thursday from 7.00pm – 9.30pm as well as Sundays from 7.00pm-9.00pm. The group is led by professional theatre makers and it performs twice a year on Cumbernauld Theatre’s main stage. Their next production, George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House, will be staged in November.

The Writers Group Starts Thursday 5 September 2013 Our writers’ group is for anyone with an interest in writing for performance whether drama, radio, poetry or short story. This is an informal group and meets every second Thursday in our Theatre Bar.

Studio Arts Forum Meeting every Wednesday from 12noon, the Studio Arts Forum is a friendly and informal group for retired and non-working people who enjoy all aspects of the arts. A different class is held each week with a different theme: exhibitions, talks, singing, music, drama and visits.

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Cumbernauld Youth Theatre New term starts week commencing Monday 2 September 2013 We currently run a fun, exciting and inclusive Youth Theatre for young people from the age of five to 18. Throughout each term we give young people the chance to learn about the many roles involved in putting on a theatre production, compliment drama students learning at school and aim to help anyone wishing to pursue a career in theatre. Using drama and musical theatre we help develop confidence and build communication and social skills through games, storytelling, role play and improvisation. Our younger groups will learn the building blocks of performance and sometimes get to present short shows for family and friends at the end of the term. Senior groups have the opportunity to be in full productions at the Theatre and also at other venues as part of festivals such as the National Festival of Youth Theatre.

October Academy Monday 14 October – Friday 18 October Daily 10am to 4pm £25 (includes two tickets to the show back) Suitable for P6 – S3 A full week of exhilarating dramatic activity! Young people will experience the thrill of fast-track theatre and fulfil the challenge of devising and staging an original performance piece in just five days! Our October Academy provides the opportunity to create a short performance in an exciting, energetic environment. Kids will create new characters, build a unique story and then perform on Cumbernauld Theatre’s main stage. There will be a short performance by the young people at the end of the week. For more information or to book a place please contact our Box Office on 01236 732 887, email or come in to the Theatre.

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Diary End of Summer Circus p5

31 August

Both Sides Now – A Tribute to Joni Mitchell p6

06 September

Long Live The Little Knife p7

07 September

Des Dillon: Storyteller p8

13 September

Feral p9

14 September

Jacques Brel: In Song and Dance p10

20 September

Lockerbie: Lost Voices p11

21 September

The Noizy: A Festival of Music 2013 p14

28 September

Peter Morrison and Alastair McDonald p15

04 October

The Springsteen Sessions p16

11 October

A Song and A Sip p17

12 October

October Academy p22

14 October – 18 October

Tiger Tale p18

17 October

The Cottage Beat Club p20

19 October and 16 November

Heartbreak House p19

1 and 2 November

The Snow Queen p12/13

27 November – 24 December

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Cumbernauld Theatre Autumn/Winter 2013  

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