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Spring/Summer 2014 Box OfďŹ ce 01236 732887 www.cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk


Welcome to a thrilling six months This spring and summer we will be presenting a selection of festivals in addition to our regular mix of top quality drama, dance, music and comedy so whether your interest lies in new and experimental theatre, family entertainment, music or experiencing new cultures, we have an event for you. In January, Epic returns with some of the most exciting Theatre makers in the UK right now. I urge you to try something different and experience this work; I’m sure it will be worth it. In March Passion will bring the culture of Spain to your doorstep, with the opportunity to experience some of the most celebrated of Spanish dances, have a drink and meet new people. The Families Festival returns at Easter, opening with a fun day and continuing with performances for all ages and our Performing Arts Academy. In May we will be presenting a Rhythm and Blues Festival. Alongside this we have a host of exciting one-off events such as fantastic stand-up from Craig Hill and Daniel Sloss, wonderful music from the likes of the Da Vinci Trio and Watt Nicoll and excellent theatre from Theatre Objectiv, Borderline Theatre Company and Company of Wolves. What’s more, I’m delighted to announce that following the success of Stitch n Time in 2010, we will be launching a brand new Community Play project. 2014 is a hugely significant year with the centenary of WW1 and the Commonwealth Games. With that in mind, our 2014 community play will draw inspiration from WWI to create a World Premier, celebrating the shared history and creativity of individuals within the community. This is a large scale project that will bring together groups, families and individuals from across our communities. Whether you are part of a group already or have never participated in anything before, we’d love to hear from you so do get in touch. I look forward to seeing you all again this Spring and Summer. Ed Robson Artistic Director

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

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RESERVATIONS

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Tickets can be reserved for four days without payment. Tickets reserved four days prior to the performance will be held 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.

ACCESS

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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Brilliant savings can be made on Family Shows Drama Dance Music Comedy and more! Call our Box Office now on 01236 732887 * Savings are made on the shows where you spot the 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 lowest priced show. There is a limited number of discounted tickets available for each of the shows included in the discount scheme. For further information please contact our Box Office staff who will be happy to help. 

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Epic, Part 2: Today is the Day We Were Promised Yesterday 23, 24 and 25 January 2014 I Times: various Following on from 2012’s first mini-festival of new works and new ideas, this year’s Epic festival focusses on HISTORY – how do we know where we are going if we don’t know how we got here? After all, today is the day we were promised yesterday... Epic is an annual pop-up mini festival; alongside performances there will be a series of talks, works-in-progress and online discussions. Show details for Epic are available on our website... some performances are deliberately kept secret. Some events are free. You may only find out what’s happening if you attend on the night...

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Comedy

Tartan About! Craig Hill Saturday 1 February 2014 I 7.30pm £13/£10 + transaction fee Kilty as charged!!! Hot on the heels of last year’s hysterically funny, sold out national tour, don’t miss the chance to see Scotland’s favourite Craig Hill’s new show Tartan About! – live and unleashed! The Scotsman said that “Hill live is a revelation” and we absolutely agree – it’s a wickedly delicious evening of pure, unadulterated fun.

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“High-octane... Irresistible...” The List

Swan Lake Ballet West

“Absolutely hilarious!” The Evening News “A hilarious show... Brilliant!” The Daily Record

Saturday 8 February 2014 2pm and 7pm £12/£8/£6+ transaction fee

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Using Tchaikovsky’s stirring score and a moving adaptation of the original choreography, the dancers of Ballet West will tell the story of the love of a young man for the cursed Odette, who is destined to spend her life as a swan, unless true love can release her from the spell of the evil Von Rothbart.

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Da Vinci Trio Friday 14 February 2014 I 7.45pm £12/£8/£6 + transaction fee

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Burlesque

Classical Musicians Scotland present the Da Vinci Trio, well known for their relaxed, witty and informative introductions and for their expressive playing. Violinist Tony Moffat, cellist Robert Irvine and pianist Scott Mitchell, each a distinguished soloist in his own right, perform together demonstrating an exemplary display of teamwork and empathetic musicianship.

The Missy Malone & Friends Burlesque Revue Saturday 15 February 2014 7.45pm £17+ transaction fee Scottish burlesque princess Missy Malone and her sensational friends present The Missy Malone & Friends Burlesque Revue – a glorious theatre show, widely regarded as the best of its kind currently touring the UK. It brings together the very best authentic burlesque performers who combine for a superb evening of tassles, tease, comedy, music and cabaret. “Sassy, sleek & chic and all done in the best possible taste.” The Gloucestershire Echo “…you will need to beg, steal or borrow tickets!” Cotswold Style Magazine 7


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Music

I Will Survive InsideOut Productions

Friday 21 February 2014 I 7.45pm £10/£7/£5 + transaction fee

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To survive a breakup all a girl needs are her friends and a good night out! I Will Survive is a brilliant new comedy that features songs from the 70s ‘til now. Come along and enjoy hits such as Young Hearts Run Free, Think, Rehab, I Will Survive and many more...

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Itchycoo Park Saturday 22 February 2014 I 7.45pm

I Will Survive is brought to you by the company behind A Song and a Sip and stars Leah MacRae (Gary Tank Commander), Donna Hazelton (Musicality) and more!

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Re-live the 60s live, as internationally travelled, Cumbernauld based band Itchycoo Park presents a fabulous two-part tribute to the 60s! The first set is Itchycoo Park's tribute to Badfinger (including Without You, Day After Day, Come And Get It, No Matter What and Baby Blue). In the second half, and taking their cue from TV's classic Top Of The Pops, Itchycoo Park present an 'imaginary set' inspired by the UK’s favourite music show! Songs from hit-makers like Manfred Mann, Move, Peter & Gordon, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Herman’s Hermits – and timeless pop classics from other bands of that magical, musical decade – including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Cream, The Small Faces, The Temptations, and The Turtles. 8


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Magic/Theatre

Tragic Magic Michael Neto Written and directed by Sonic Boom Theatre Company Friday 28 February 2014 I 7.30pm £10/£7/£5 + transaction fee

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Life hasn’t quite worked out the way he planned for Alan Sparks. Dreams of Vegas quickly gave way to bratty children’s parties and corporate events, but magic is the only life he’s ever known and his big break is finally just around the corner. So what does he do now his long suffering fiancée decides enough is enough: it’s her or magic? A hilarious and touching one man show fusing magic and theatre, Tragic Magic stars 4 time Scottish Champion of close up magic Michael Neto and is written and directed by Sonic Boom Theatre Company.

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Spiders On Mars Saturday 1 March 2014 I 7.45pm

£12/£8 + transaction fee Spiders on Mars are the UK’s leading David Bowie tribute band and based in Glasgow. They are a full 6 piece with an array of glamorous costumes and a set list consisting of both Bowie classics and fan favourites.

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Storytelling

The Secret Life of a Psychic Friday 7 March 2014 I 7.45pm £12/£8 + transaction fee As renown psychic astrologer Frank Pilkington enters his second Saturn return he takes a look back over his shoulder and by doing so gets ready for the next moves forward in his life.

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He asks the audience to join him as he examines the twists and turns of a career which has seen him rise to become one of Britain’s most respected psychics and astrologers in national newspapers, magazines, radio and TV despite trying just about everything in his power to avoid it!

Within This Dust Smallpetitklein

Saturday 8 March 2014 I 7.45pm

Join Frank in a warm, funny and musical look at his secret life.

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Smallpetitklein’s critically acclaimed, sell out show Within This Dust is fresh from performances in New York City, Brazil and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This hauntingly beautiful programme of dance is created by award-winning choreographer Thomas Small, and is inspired by Richard Drew’s series of photographs that capture a man falling from the World Trade Centre during the 9/11 attacks. The work combines text and subtle storytelling to deliver an inherently emotive piece of dance theatre.

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Family Theatre

The Adventures of Robin Hood Visible Fictions

Saturday 15 March 2014 I 7pm

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Originally co-commissioned with the Kennedy Center, Washington

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Somewhere near you there is a band of brothers fighting for justice. Seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. They are lean, mean, trained justice fighting machines! Armed with whatever comes their way, nothing is as it seems in this Sherwood Forrest, but one thing is for sure... no rogue is safe!

Singin’ I’m No a Billy, He’s a Tim Goldfish Theatre Company Friday 14 March 2014 I 7.45pm

Join internationally acclaimed Visible Fictions for a silly and unexpected take on Robin Hood and be prepared to unleash your imagination!

£13 + transaction fee On the day of a crunch Old Firm clash, a fan of each team winds up sharing a jail cell from which their only hope of escape is cash raised by bets on the match to pay their fines. While taking turns to watch the action on a TV visible through their cell door, the pair bicker their way through every entrenched cliché of ‘Scotland’s shame’ from religion to politics and national identity.

Look out rich folks, your piggy banks may never be safe again!

Des Dillon’s brilliant satire of 90-minute bigotry in Scotland and its inextricable connection with the nation’s two biggest football teams first scored critical acclaim at the Fringe in 2005, and has since been a near-constant fixture in theatres in Scotland. 11


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Music

Watt Nicol Friday 21 March 2014 I 7.45pm £14/£10 + transaction fee Watt was one of Transatlantic Records Great Scots, along with Hamish Imlach, Matt McGinn, Gerry Rafferty and Billy Connolly and Bob Dylan recorded Watt's The Car Song. Watt is bringing the music that made him a folk legend with hits such as the Greenfields of Dundee, Scriptures on the Wall and Swandown Girl, as well as his newest songs from his latest albums.

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Dare to Care

All this combined with the comedic storytelling Watt is famous for will ensure an unforgettable evening of entertainment!

Stellar Quines and Fife Cultural Trust

Saturday 22 March 2014 I 7.45pm

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Arriving for a spell behind bars, where there are no secrets or boundaries, and carrying their life’s baggage, a group of women tell their stories in a sometimes crazy, often poignant insight into their lives and the price they’ll pay. Told in a chorus of words, rhyme and stand up comedy, the collective voice of the women is heard. Supported by Creative Scotland.

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Butterfly Kiss Written and directed by Dave Anderson

Passion:

Friday 4 April 2014 I 7.45pm

Spanish Festival

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Experience two nights of the fabulous passion that Spanish culture inspires; with wonderful music, dance, food and drink combining to create a unique mini-Festival that brings a little taste of the heat of Spain right to the heart of Cumbernauld Theatre.

A Punch & Judy stall on a Scottish seaside front. An older guy, who might be a Punch & Judy exponent, or just somebody reminiscing about a time in his life when you could see such things on a Scottish seafront? We don’t know. What we do know is that this Punch & Judy stall is a magic box, full of characters from the old guy’s childhood, and perhaps from his story between then and now.

Friday 28 March 2014 I 7.45pm

£10/£7/£5 + transaction fee Experience the sensational music that is traditional Spanish singing and guitar played by leading Scottish-based Hispanic musicians. From the wonderful and stirring classical Spanish guitar arpeggios to the contemporary and dynamic modern Spanish sound, this truly exciting evening brings you all the sounds of Spain.

Saturday 29 March 2014 I 7.45pm

£10/£7/£5 + transaction fee This special evening of Spanish Flamencoinspired dance accompanied by live music is guaranteed to thrill the senses, with the wonderful and sensuous dance that is Flamenco – whether traditional or contemporary. This wonderful form of passionate celebratory dance originated in Andalucía but has become a worldwide phenomenon for its skill, energy and beauty.

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Families at Easter Family Fun Day Sunday 6 April 2014 I 11am Mark the start of spring and enjoy a cracking day out at our Easter themed family fun day. Our Families at Easter Festival commences with this fabulous, free, family day that is jam packed with activities that the whole family can enjoy. Come along and get creative with arts and crafts, take part in a drama workshop, listen to one of our storytellers or explore our wonderful theatre on an egg-citing Easter egg trail. All sessions are free but ticketed so book early to avoid disappointment.

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Gingerbread Man Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre

Monday 7 April 2014 I 2pm

Easter Academy Monday 14 – Friday 18 April 2014 Daily 10am – 4pm I £25 Suitable for S1 – S3 Play in a Week – In just five days create your very own play – the entire creative process is directed and decided by YOU! Price includes two tickets to our performance at 6pm on Friday 18th.

Suitable for 3 + £7 for one adult and one child (£5 additional adult, £3.50 additional child) + transaction fee Everyone’s favourite biscuit goes on the run... but can he outwit the dastardly Fox? Imagine a world made entirely of biscuits: trees, houses and stars in the sky. Into this beautiful world comes a Gingerbread Man, creating havoc wherever he goes. He meets a majestic cow, a stubborn goat and an opportunistic bird. But... can the Gingerbread Man outwit the dastardly Fox?

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Families at Easter Family Theatre

Willie the Wicked Wolf Over The Top Puppet Company Saturday 12 April 2014 I 2pm Suitable for 6 + £7 for one adult and one child (£5 additional adult, £3.50 additional child) + transaction fee Willie is an outrageous but lovable rogue whose interests include food, motorbikes and rock ‘n’ roll. He plans to eat Granny and Red Riding Hood but fails miserably because of his unreliable motorbike. Luckily Granny is a good mechanic. Unluckily she is not a good driver... how will it end? Happily of course, if the audience helps!

Family Theatre

Head in the Clouds Ipdip Theatre

Thursday 10 April 2014 I 11am & 2pm Two of Scotland’s Suitable for under 3favourite and most enduring entertainers are touring Scotland in concert this year and make a welcome appearance at our theatre. £7 for one adult and one child (£5 additional adult, Unbelievably, it is forty years since ‘the boys’ appeared together for the very £3.50 additional child) + transaction fee first time on the long-running Songs of Scotland BBC TV series.

Ipdip Theatre bring a tactile, interactive performance specially created for the youngest children and their Since that time their respective musical journeys have seen them play every grown-ups. Come and share in this enchanting tale of Scottish theatre andclouds concert hall, many of the most famous venues throughout wandering sheep, wonderful and one worried wee doggie. the UK, and indeed have led them all over the world and back!

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A Slow Air

Borderline Theatre Company in association with The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock Saturday 19 April 2014 I 7.45pm £12/£8/£6 + transaction fee

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Written and Directed by David Harrower You can feel blood. You can. Even after all this time. Morna and Atholl are brother and sister but they haven’t spoken to each other for 15 years.

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Invisible Empire

Now Morna’s son, Joshua, is turning 21 – and he’s planning a party. It’s going to be a night to remember!

Company of Wolves

A play by the Olivier Award winning writer of Blackbird, Knives in Hens and Ciara.

Thursday 24 April 2014 7.45pm £12/£8/£6 + transaction fee Invisible Empire is a physical theatre piece that traces the genesis of acts of resistance. Fusing dynamic movement with haunting polyphonies from Siberia and Albania, the performance interrogates our conflicting tendencies to conform and to rebel, and explores our astounding ability as human beings to justify our actions by any means necessary. Supported by Creative Scotland in collaboration with Woodend Barn. 16


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Music

A Song and a Sip InsideOut Productions Friday 25 April 2014 I 7.45pm £10/£7/£5 + transaction fee

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Back by popular demand, A Song and A Sip returns!

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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.

Them Beatles Friday 2 May 2014 I 7.45pm £14/£12 + transaction fee

As well as song, dance and banter your ticket will include a drink!

Them Beatles return following their 2013 sell out show! It’s been a phenomenal year for the world-renowned band, including a tour of Australia and headline performances at Liverpool’s International Beatle Festival. Them Beatles will perform stunningly accurate tracks from across the entire Beatle’s career in their new show for 2014.

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Jamie MacDougall Saturday 3 May 2014 I 7.45pm £12/£10/£6 + transaction fee

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Renowned Scottish tenor, BBC broadcaster and entertainer Jamie MacDougall invites you to join him for an evening of INSPIRATIONS. Along with pianist Michael Barnett, Jamie will perform songs from all genres of music – classical and opera to traditional Scottish and pop.

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"Inspirations was my chance to get back to my first love – voice and piano” Jamie MacDougall

Wojtek the Bear Theatre Objectiv Friday 9 May 2014 I 7.45pm £12/£8/£6 + transaction fee

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Theatre Objektiv’s award winning production tells the extraordinary story of Wojtek, the Polish soldier bear, who fought at Monte Cassino and died in Edinburgh Zoo. With Wojtek and his ‘mother’, Polish soldier Piotr, we journey from the Gulag to the Middle East, Italy and Scotland. A story of love and loyalty, heroism and hope.

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Music

Rhythm & Blues Festival 2014 Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May This summer we are introducing our very first Rhythm and Blues Festival, featuring the very best in Scottish rhythm and blues bands playing classic and contemporary grooves, with acts from as far afield as Caithness right down to the Borders. Throughout the weekend there will be music in both our bars and on our stages – guaranteeing something for everyone throughout the weekend. There will be guest ales and beers available throughout so come along and enjoy some of the very best in music and drinks and celebrate a wonderful mid-May weekend. Our website will constantly be updated with bands and performance times as the exciting line-up is confirmed.

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Comedy

Daniel Sloss Friday 23 May 2014 I 7.30pm £13/£10 + transaction fee A special one-off hybrid evening with comedy’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning half-man-half-Xbox! For one night only, Daniel performs his hilarious smash hit show, direct from its massive live tour, plus a never-before seen Work in Progress set (notes & all) preparing for his 7th Edinburgh Fringe... BOOK EARLY!

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Probably the Best Comedy Songs in the World Ever, Maybe Isosceles Theatre Wednesday 28 May 2014 I 7.45pm £12/£8/£6 + transaction fee

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A host of comedy songs by a host of great names – and a few surprises. Songs from the likes of; Stan Freeberg, Tom Lehrer, Monty Python, Pete and Dud, Lonnie Donegan, Bernard Cribbins, Richard Digance, Tom Paxton, Kenneth Willams, Benny Hill, Noel Coward, Elvis Presley, George Formby, Flanders and Swan, Chris de Burgh, Alan Sherman, Robb Wilton, Righteous Brothers, and more. If you want to see grown men having fun at their own expense, and maybe yours, then step right up.

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New Day Friday 30 May 2014 I 7.45pm £8 + transaction fee

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Enjoy an evening of old and new popular songs performed by New Day. New Day has entertained over the years and their unique close harmony sound has been enjoyed by audiences of all ages at many venues across Scotland.

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Accompanied by their friends, and first class musicians, New Day will perform songs from through the decades and you will enjoy solo and duet performances.

Money the game show

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend as New Day’s public performances are rare, as they predominately entertain at private functions.

Unlimited Theatre and Bush Theatre

Come along, sit back, relax and enjoy!

Saturday 7 June 2014 I 7.45pm

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By Claire Duffy Join Casino and Queenie as they demonstrate how the world’s economic system came to the brink of collapse through a series of high stake games played with £10,000 in real pound coins. A playful and politically sharp look at the financial crisis that asks ‘what is money really worth?’

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Following the huge success of Stitch ‘n’ Time in 2010, we are delighted to announce that Cumbernauld Theatre will be launching a brand new Community Play project next spring.

We are delighted to announce that Cumbernauld Theatre will be launching a brand new Community Play project this spring/summer... and this is your opportunity to get involved right from the start! Each season our theatre welcomes thousands of people to see performances, to attend classes or simply to have a sociable drink in our friendly bar. The Community Play project is just a wee bit special, and a wee bit different, because it is about bringing everyone together to create a brand new, large scale theatre show. Whether you’re interested in acting or writing or even backstage skills such as set painting, make up or lighting – there’s an area that you can help out with, make new friends and learn new skills – and just as importantly be part of a unique community experience. So it doesn’t matter whether you’re an individual, a family or a community group then you are welcome to join us – there will be all kinds of opportunities to participate for all ages and levels of experience. Whether you attend one of our current groups, are part of another community group or have never participated in anything before, you can be assured of a warm welcome on this exciting new project. All we ask for is the enthusiasm and commitment to make the Community Play the highlight of 2014 at Cumbernauld Theatre. Participation is completely free and rehearsals will begin in early spring, with the final performances taking place in late June.

Call our Box Office on 01236 732 887 or email info@cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk for more information about how you can get involved.

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Comedy

Community Play 2014: This Rich Dust

Comedy Café returns!

Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 June and Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 June 2014 I 7.45pm

Saturday 31 May 2014 I 7.45pm

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For one night only our hugely successful Comedy Café returns.

2014 marks the Centenary anniversary of the commencement of the first world war – a war which had a profound impact on the communities of North Lanarkshire, across Scotland and the wider Commonwealth.

Enjoy a drink and a good laugh, as your host Patrick Rolink guides you through a selection of fantastic up-and-coming comedians.

To mark and commemorate this significant moment, the Theatre is creating a large scale community play telling just some of the stories of individuals and communities involved in these tragic events.

The line-up will be released nearer the time so keep an eye on our website www.cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk

The production promises to be both a fantastic piece of theatre and an important recognition of this significant moment in our country’s history.

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Acoustic Wednesdays 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 experience players.

Beer Festival 8, 9 and 10 August 2014 Free

For more information on times and dates please contact our Box Office on 01236 732 887 or visit www.cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk

Featuring hand-picked beers, lagers and ales and music brought to you from the best bands from Cumbernauld and beyond. Beers and bands will be announced in May!

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Get Involved... The Adult Actors Group The Actors’ Group is Cumbernauld Theatre’s 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 7pm – 9.30pm as well as Sundays from 7pm – 9pm. The group is led by professional theatre makers and it performs twice a year on Cumbernauld Theatre’s main stage.

The Writers’ Group 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.

For information on our groups please call 01236 732 887, visit www.cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk or pop in to the Theatre.

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Cumbernauld Youth Theatre New term starts week commencing Monday 20 January 2014 We currently run a vibrant, 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.

EASTER ACADEMY

Monday 14 – Friday 18 July

Monday 14 – Friday 18 April

Suitable for S1 +

Daily 10am – 4pm I £25

Sing and Play – throughout the week Young People will take part in acting, singing and dance lessons preparing for a public showing of their work at 6pm on Friday 18th.

Daily 10am – 4pm I £25*

Suitable for S1 – S3 Play in a Week – In just five days create your very own play – the entire creative process is directed and decided by YOU! Price includes two tickets to our performance at 6pm on Friday 18th.

This year’s Summer Academy offers a variety of creative outlets for all. Whether interested in signing, acting or just playing. Each week will be led by a dynamic industry professional.

SUMMER ACADEMY Monday 30 June – Friday 4 July

*This price includes two tickets to the show-back performance.

Daily 10am – 4pm I £20 Suitable for P2 – P4

For more information or to book a place please contact our Box Office on 01236 732 887, email info@cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk or come in to the Theatre.

Creative Play – throughout the week Young People will get the chance to create, build and perform through a variety of artistic mediums. Monday 7 – Friday 11 July Daily 10am – 4pm I £25* Suitable for P5 – P7 Play in a Week – Young People have five days to create their very own play which will be presented on our Main Stage at 6pm on Friday 11th.

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Diary Epic p5 Craig Hill – Tartan About! p6 Swan Lake p6 Da Vinci Trio p7 Missy Malone and Friends p7 I Will Survive p8 Itchycoo Park p8 Michael Neto p9 Spiders On Mars p9 The Secret Life of a Psychic p10 Within this Dust p10 Singin’ I’m No a Billy, He’s a Tim p11 Robin Hood p11 Watt Nicoll p12 Dare to Care p12 Passion: Spanish Festival p13 Butterfly Kiss p13 Family Fun Day p14 Gingerbread Man p14 Head in the Clouds p15 Willie the Wicked Wolf p15 Easter Academy p14 A Slow Air p16 Invisible Empire p16 A Song and a Sip p17 Them Beatles p17 Jamie McDougall p18 Wojtek The Bear p18 Rhythm & Blues Festival p19 Daniel Sloss p20 Probably Best Comedy Songs in the World Ever, Maybe p20 New Day p21 Comedy Café p23 Natalina Corvi Dance MONEY the game show p21 Beer Festival p24

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