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2017 N U J JA N

music

dance

drama

comedy

family


welcome... Welcome to the exciting new season brochure for 2017! I am sure that whether you are a regular visitor to FTH or have never been before, you will find something to tempt you along in this bumper packed programme. We are thrilled to have some big names with us this year including the award winning actress and National Treasure Hayley Mills who will be narrating our Pride and Prejudice live event. We also have presenter and Comedian Grant Stott coming to entertain us with hilarious tales from the world of showbiz! Family fun is in plentiful supply with a real treat for dinosaur fans with Jurassic Adventures and a personal favourite of mine, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a beautiful show for our youngest guests.

Make sure you have your laughing gear on when hilarious The Dolls take to the stage; these ladies are becoming a sensation and we are thrilled to welcome them to Falkirk. More great fun can be had at our musical theatre performances of I Will Survive and Girls Night Oot! Fabulous music from across the decades and side-splitting tales of romance and friendship. Don’t miss the Disco Deal tickets where you can see both shows at a reduced price! We want FTH to be somewhere you can come for great entertainment and great customer service. We would love to hear from you with your comments/feedback on our programme and venue experience, so do keep in touch. Grab a cuppa, get out the diary and get booking! I look forward to seeing you very soon. Hazel Beattie

Arts Development Officer Performing Arts and Venue Programmer hazel.beattie@falkirkcommunitytrust.org


Magic moments from the Burt Bacharach songbook

music

Back to Bacharach Thursday 16 February l 7.30pm l

£18

Following a sell-out Scottish tour in 2016 Europe’s No 1 country music show The Legends of American Country stops over at FTH for a fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics. The 2017 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson plus 4 brand new tributes to icons George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline and Don Williams. The show features 4 fantastic and respected singers all backed by the superb Keltic Storm band and coupled with an authentic stage set that gives the real Nashville feel. One thing’s for sure, if you like country music this is the only show in town!

Thursday 23 February l 7.30pm l £22/£19.50

Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished and popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time. Performed by 3 of the finest West End singers and accompanied by a live 10-piece band recreating Burt Bacharach’s timeless hits; songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again. Back to Bacharach have partnered with Breast Cancer Now and are donating £1 from each ticket sold, hope to raise a minimum of £10,000. 3


Crowded House Entertainments Ltd presents

music

LIVE IN CONCERT

Oh! Carol Robert Mizzell and the Country Kings

Saturday 4 Marchl 7.30pm l £20

Robert is one of the top Country Music Artists in Ireland and the UK, enjoying huge success all around the country. He has released 11 solo studio albums, 2 full length DVD’s and currently has his own TV show on Sky TV. Robert was voted ”Ireland’s Favourite Country Music Singer” in a poll conducted by RSVP magazine. Coupled with a super live show and his highly acclaimed band The Country Kings Robert’s debut tour of Scotland is going to be special and he’ll be here, at FTH this Spring. 4

The Musical Story of Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield Friday 10 March l 7.30pm l £18.50/£17.50

From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the dizzying heights of their success in the 50’s & 60’s the songwriting genius of Neil Sedaka & ‘Howie’ Howard Greenfield will go down in musical history as one of the most successful partnerships of all time. This show is packed full of hits such as Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, [Is This The Way To] Amarillo, Stupid Cupid and of course Oh! Carol, masterpieces made famous not only by Sedaka but the likes of Connie Francis, Tony Christie, Tom Jones and LaVern Baker. With a good luck message from Mr Sedaka himself, this talented cast and their phenomenal band bring you a show with two hours worth of songs and the stories behind them. If you like to sing-a-long or just want to hear great music this show is for you.


Showtime Intl Ltd presents

music

King of Pop The Legend Continues Saturday 11 March l 7.30pm l £20 l U14s £12.50 Navi, the official World’s No.1 Michael Jackson impersonator is coming to Falkirk and you genuinely don’t want to miss this show! Michael Jackson himself selected Navi to perform at two of his birthday parties and he even gave him a standing ovation. The pair were close and Navi was also invited by Michael to spend a day at his home

‘Neverland’ as well as hiring him to act as his decoy/body double due to his uncanny resemblance to the star. King Of Pop – The Legend Continues brilliantly recreates all the magical classics from the early Jackson 5 songs to mega-hits such as Thriller and Smooth Criminal in a night out the whole family will enjoy. 5


CMR Promotions presents

music

Fab Productions presents

The

Cavern Foster Beatles Allen& Sunday 2 April l 7.30pm

Friday 7 April l 7.30pm

On February 9th 1961, The Beatles made the first of their 292 appearances at the now legendary Cavern Club in Mathew Street, Liverpool. 50 years on, The Cavern Beatles, a band fullyendorsed and licensed by the same club, are bringing their outstanding show to FTH.

Celebrating 40 years together in the music business Foster and Allen will be performing a string of their hits including Bunch of Thyme, Maggie and Old Flames at FTH once again. A fantastic night awaits you as they play some of their recent recordings as well as songs from their 40th Anniversary Celebration CD which reached the UK Top 30 Charts and is their 21st Top 40 UK Charting Album.

l £20/£18.50

Performing a magical history tour through the works of the greatest pop music phenomenon, The Cavern Beatles will replicate both sight and sound, the excitement and energy of Beatlemania, the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper, and the creative masterpieces of The White Album and Abbey Road. 6

l £20


Savee Entertainment presents

World on Stage Ltd presents

music

The Garth Brooks Story

Sunday 23 April l 7.30pm l £20

Bringing their tour to FTH after touring Ireland and parts of Europe for over 5 years now, Trevor Smith and his 8 piece band pay tribute to the biggest selling solo artist of the 90’s and country music legend Garth Brooks. Including Garth’s greatest hits such as Baton Rouge, If Tomorrow Never Comes and Thunder Rolls, this show is renowned for its impressive stage production and the Friends In Low Places band which are considered one of the best country music bands in Ireland. ‘Trevor Smith and his band are by far the closest thing I have witnessed to Garth Brooks…Fantastic fantastic fantastic!!!’ Sunday World

Classic Rock USA Friday 28 April l 7.30pm l £18

Imagine a rock concert involving three of the biggest named rock stars of the 21st Century! Classic Rock USA is a heart pumping, drum beating and pulsating rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and the ‘Boss’ himself, Bruce Springsteen. You will be taken on an epic journey of all things rock, as the totally awesome cast and band brings down the house with the very best selections of these 3 great artists. Get Ready to Rock out and Party On with… Classic Rock USA! 7


music

Artistes International Management Ltd presents

Saturday 29 April l 7.30pm l £20 l Back Balcony £18 Totally Tina is an International acclaimed award winning tribute revue show to the Queen of Rock. The show re-creates the spectacle and energy of her live shows with a sixpiece live band, four stunning dancers and Justine’s incredible impersonation of the Queen of Rock and Soul. We take you from the early days with 8

Ike, and songs like River Deep, Mountain High all the way through to Tina’s solo comeback in the 80s with her incredible cover of the Al Green classic, Let’s Stay Together, to her massive solo hits like Simply The Best and What’s Love Got To Do With It. We hope you enjoy it... It’s simply the best!


Contempo Productions Ltd presents

music

The

Jimmy Opera Buckley Boys Sunday 28 May l 7.30pm

Friday 2 June l 7.30pm

Jimmy Buckley is without a doubt one of Ireland’s best loved and most respected performers. Jimmy has enjoyed many years at the top of his profession and received numerous awards including the prestigious ‘Entertainer of the Year’ in the RTE music awards. Jimmy possesses a very rare talent, not only as a phenomenal singer but also as a hilarious mimic of other major stars. Jimmy’s show contains a wide variety of material, country, big ballads and tribute medleys to the greats of country music Hank Williams & Charlie Pride. Along with his magnificent band Jimmy will entertain you superbly and looks forward to meeting friends old & new at FTH.

Leading men from London’s West End combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a stunning blend of music ranging from opera to pop, and everything in between. For the past 5 years The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the world with their unique show combining beautiful, powerful and emotional music with funny, engaging and light-­hearted entertainment. Working tirelessly to dispel the myth that opera is boring, The Opera Boys combine their exceptional classically trained voices with their experience, showmanship and personality to deliver a wonderfully entertaining show not to be missed!

l £20

l £18.50/£17.50

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music

Artistes International Ltd presents

Joe

with special guest

Dean Park

Longthorne Friday 23 June l 7.30pm l £21 Joe returns to FTH for 2017 and will be joined on stage with his sensational live band. Come and join him as he takes you on a rollercoaster of songs and impressions including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and his incredible impression of Sammy Davis Jr. All delivered with 100% accuracy! 10

Joe’s very special guest will be Scotland’s very own funny man TV & Radio star Dean Park. Dean’s hilarious comedy and wit will have you asking for more before the main man himself hits the stage.


InsideOut Theatre Productions Ltd presents

musical theatre

Saturday 18 February l 7.30pm

Saturday 13 May l 7.30pm

And so it’s back, from outer space (sort of): last year’s sell-out hit musical tour of I Will Survive is coming to Falkirk. This is all singing, all dancing proof that great friends and a good night out can be powerful in mending a broken heart – think your favourite chick flick, with extra drama and an amazing retro soundtrack!

The hilarious sequel to the smash hit I Will Survive, starring Donna Hazelton, Lauren Ellis-Steele, Alison Rona Cleland and Natalie Tulloch.

l £15/£13

Groups

You’re in for a groovy evening of 70, 80s & 90s pop hits starring Donna Hazelton (Chicago), Natalie Tulloch (The Steamie), Lauren Ellis-Steele (Wicked), Alison Rona Cleland (Legally Blonde)*. *Please note there will be some strong language during the show. *cast subject to change

l £15/£13

Groups

Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget with a smash hit retro soundtrack… Songs from 60’s,70’s, 80’s, 90’s and now! To prepare for a marriage all a girl needs are her friends and a guid old hen night! Banterous, balshy and bootyliciously good fun! *Please note there will be some strong language during the show. *cast subject to change

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DISCOUNT: Buy tickets for I Will Survive and Girls Night Oot! together for £27 (£24 groups)

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dance

Plan B presents

Citizen Thursday 30 March l 8pm l £12 / £9conc Plan B is one of Scotland’s leading dance companies, based in Rossshire in the Scottish Highlands. Established in 1989 by Frank McConnell and Caroline Docherty, plan B explores new ways of creating and presenting dance and theatre, utilising the inherent capacity of the arts for transforming peoples’ lives and galvanising communities and we are delighted that they are coming to FTH as part of their current tour.

CITIZEN is a darkly humorous look at how we bring our identity with us wherever we go. Created with four dynamic dancers by Glasgow-based Irish-born choreographer Chrissie Ardill and an electronic music score mixed live by Newcastle-based composer Mariam Rezaei. This hour-long production by the award-winning Plan B Dance Company is suitable for audiences of all ages. Dancers: Katie Armstrong, Kirsty Pollock, Joanne Pirrie, Ailish Maher.

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Siege Perilous presents

Gilded Balloon presents

theatre

A Life with The Beatles

Horse Careful Thursday 27 April l 7.30pm l £14/£12

There are times in life when you need to be careful: growing up gay in Lanark in the 70’s, when the reward is half a pack of fruit pastilles, when the lady on the train tells you about the doctor you should meet. These would be some of those times, but you’ll always be saved if you use your voice. Horse McDonald takes us on a journey from wearing twotone velvet loons to being one of Scotland’s most celebrated singers, and through those times when she had to be... Careful.

Sunday 26 February l 7.30pm l £12/£10

In 1961, 19 year-old Neil Aspinall joined The Beatles as their driver. He served the Fab Four for 46 years latterly as CEO of Apple Corps, their corporate conglomerate. A Life With the Beatles tells his unique story through this energetic and intimate solo drama at FTH this February.

“Haunting, compelling, candid, fearless” HHHHH

Musical Theatre Review

“We cannot be anything but enchanted by this powerful human being” HHHHH Arts Award Voice

Join Horse afterwards for a live audience Q&A with director Maggie Kinloch, as well as hit songs from the last two decades of her illustrious career.

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theatre

NS4 Productions presents

Singin I’m No a Billy He’s a Tim Saturday 6 May l 7.30pm l £18 / £15 On the day of an Old Firm clash, a Rangers and Celtic fan end up sharing a courtroom cell. Their only hope of escape is betting on the match to pay their fines. While taking turns to watch the game on a TV through their cell door, the pair bicker their way through every entrenched cliché of “Scotland’s shame” from religion to politics and national identity. But aided by their kindly turnkey Harry – whose worries 14

by Des Dillon

for his sick grandson help put their petty quarrels into perspective – they’re forced to reach a grudging understanding. Des Dillon’s brilliant satire of bigotry in Scotland and its 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.


theatre

Ashley Wass

Matthew Trusler

Hayley Mills

Pride and Prejudice Saturday 10 June l 7.30pm l £18 / £16 We are thrilled that Oscar winning actress Hayley Mills will be joining us for this unique performance. Created to honour the 2017 bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death, this promises to be an unusually intimate performance of the beloved author’s most famous work – one of the most popular novels of all time. The enduring story of the romance between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy will be read aloud in a drawingroom setting, in much the same way

that Jane herself first read the story aloud to the Austen family and their closest friends. Weaving around those words will be Carl Davis’ magical score from the much loved BBC TV drama series of the 1990s.  The music, specially adapted by Mr Davis, will be performed by two of the UK's most sought after musicians: the pianist Ashley Wass, and violinist Matthew Trusler. The book has been abridged by novelist and Austen biographer, Gill Hornby. 15


comedy

Robert C Kelly presents

SOLD OUT Friday 31 March l 7.30pm l ÂŁ20 l Ages 16+

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Starring Louise McCarthy (Two Doors Down) and Gayle Telfer Stevens (River City), The Dolls Abroad is the must see comedy for 2017 and all the team at FTH are very excited to welcome the show this Spring!

Dolls are in need of a holiday. Fasten your seatbelts as the Dolls take you on a gutter budget trip of a lifetime, with all the fun that fans have come to expect from Scotland’s favourite Glasgow girls.

Having scrubbed toilets and pubs from Balloch to Dalgety Bay, the

Contains strong language, not for the fainthearted.


Gilded Balloon presents

comedy

Grant Stott’s Tales from

behind the Mic Saturday 8 April l 7.30pm l £14/£12

Saturday 1 April l 7.30pm l £18/£16

Enjoy an evening with Scotland’s top entertainer Dean Park at FTH as he celebrates more than 40 years in show business. Not only is Dean Scotland’s top comedian, he will also be singing favourites from the era of the Big Bands, Motown, Country Music and Sinatra. Book now for a fabulous evening that is sure to sell-out. “The hardest working man in Scottish Showbusiness” The Herald

Following up his appearances in the sold out, Fringe First winning Kiss Me Honey, Honey and Willie and Sebastian, Grant takes a look back at some of the funny, strange, awkward and bizarre moments that have happened to him from his time working in the police, radio, telly and panto. What was Daft Davie trying to say to his Mum on the radio? How did a wellknown Rangers players name make Grant say the worst possible swear word live on air? And how did that song about Fife come about? “Hugely likeable, Stott brings his material to glorious life… one of Scotland’s most seasoned comic performers… he sends the audience away with a massive grin” HHHH The Scotsman 17


family Sunday 25 June l 1.30pm & 4pm l £12 l £10 Child l £41 Family l £9 Groups Join Sarah & Duck on their flappy, quacky Great Big Adventure! For the first time ever, the adorably curious Sarah and her endearing feathered friend Duck can be see off the TV screen and live on stage. Through the magic of theatre and puppetry, audiences are invited to make friends with eyed and roundabout adventures. All your favorites will be there… Umbrella, Scarf Lady and Bag, the 18

Shallots, Flamingo & John, even Rainbow… and a guest appearance from Moon! These characters magically and imaginatively come to life on stage. So grab a cup of lemon water (and maybe a slice of bread for Duck) and join Sarah & Duck live on stage. It’s an experience that will be sure to live on in the hearts and memories of children and adults alike.


World On Stage Ltd presents

family

Thursday 6 April l 2pm & 5pm l £15/£13 l Ages 3+ The most exciting family show since time began is about to be discovered… by you! Jurassic Adventures is a brand new production set on a magical island where anything might happen, with a brave cast of amazing actors, a great fun script, superb scenery and of course dinosaurs. Be transported to a prehistoric place full of fun, thrills and screams, be amazed by the birth of a baby dinosaur, but beware of the T. Rex mother who wants her egg back! There is a magical place where Dinosaurs live… and it’s right before your eyes! 19


The Birmingham Stage Company (London) Ltd presents

family

Direct from London’s West End!

Sunday 7 May l 2pm & 5pm l £14/£12 We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage featuring all your favourite characters from Britain’s barmy past. Could you beat battling Boudicca? Will King John be a martyr for the Magna Carta? Will you lose your heart or your 20

head to Henry VIII? Can Parliament survive Gunpowder Guy? Light up your life with the great fire of London! Stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin! Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria! It’s the history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!


Presented by Starcatchers & Curious Seed

family

Mama BabaMe! Monday 8 May l 11.30am & 2.30pm l £7

Adult with Child Child £3 l £4 Adult l Ages 18 months - 3 years l 45 mins including play l Additional

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

Friday 16 June l 1.30pm & 4.30pm l l

£10 l £9 Concession l £35 Family £8.50 Groups 10+

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. Now, the timeless classic makes its way off the page and onto the stage in this critically acclaimed production featuring a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle stories, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. “Beautiful, rhythmic, and faithful to the author’s works” Time Out, New York

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Tim Noble presents

engage

Afternoon Dances with John Findlay Wednesdays

22 February l 8 March 19 April l 10 May l 7 June l 2pm – 4pm £4.20 l l

Pure Star Dance Workshop Are you a star of the future? Sunday 22 January

l Ages 10+  l 10am - 5pm l £30 Ages 5-9 l 10am - 1pm l £15

This intensive workshop is designed to give you that extra injection of energy and inspiration to help lift your performance to a higher level. You will be taught by world class choreographers from ‘Dance Mums UK’, Kylie Minogue, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Cheryl Cole. Come and enjoy an amazing day of dance with Tim Noble and his Pure Star dance team! timnoble@purestarproductions.com Contact for more information or book now by calling 01324 506850 22

Join accomplished musician and vocalist John Findlay for an afternoon of fun and relaxed social dancing. Take to the floor with a foxtrot or simply watch them whirl as you take in the tunes. There will be a selection of cakes and tea/coffee available to purchase for the perfect afternoon treat!

Ballroom Dances

with John Findlay Fridays

10 February l 14 April 5 May l 30 June l 8pm £6.50 l l

Are you dancing? We’re asking! Join us on the FTH dance floor to waltz, foxtrot and jive the night away! These monthly dances are hosted by resident musician and vocalist John Findlay, and are a great evening out for lovers of ballroom. Our bar will be open throughout the evening to keep you refreshed and ready to rhumba! It’s a ten from us!


engage

Taiko Drumming From the Mugen Taiko Dojo, UK’s Centre for Taiko Drumming All over Japan, thousands of men and women play Taiko, the traditional music of the people, at temples and village festivals and all other kinds of events. Now, at last, a unique opportunity to try out Taiko drumming in Falkirk!

Sunday 5 March l

1pm - 2.30pm l Ages 7 - 15 l £7

What are the drums made of? How were Taiko drums used in ancient times? Why are masks used in Taiko drumming? What are the different kinds of drums and percussion? How is Taiko taught traditionally? Find out the answers to these questions and many more, and learn an actual taiko drum rhythm.

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3pm - 5pm l Adults ages 16+ l £10

An introduction to the drums, percussion, hypnotic rhythms and choreographed movement of this exciting performing art. No previous experience of playing drums, percussion or of reading music is necessary – all are welcome. Taiko drums and drumsticks will be provided. Please come wearing loose and comfortable clothing and shoes. MUGENKYO TAIKO DRUMMERS will be performing in FTH on Sunday 26th November. 23


engage

Sewing Classes

Sew Simple Sundays l Block

l £60

per Block

1 l 19, 26 February l 5, 12 March l Block

2 l 23, 30 April l 7, 14 May If you have always wanted to be able to make your own clothes or furnishings but never knew how then wonder no more!

Thursdays:

l 19 January - 29 June (not 16 March)

Baby Bees: 0 - 18 months

Wee ones and their grown-ups can join Jennifer in an interactive play park with song and dance where they can explore colour, shape and rhyme together. l 9.45am

– 10.15am

l £3.75

Come along to our beginners sewing classes led by professional seamstress and graduate of London College of Fashion Dawn Wright. We provide the tuition and sewing machines and will email you details of materials you will need to supply.

Beginners l 10am

-1pm l Block 1 Shift Dress l Block 2 Cushion and Bunting

Intermediate l 2-5pm l Block l Block

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1 Lightweight Jacket 2 Pyjamas

Ballet Bees: 18 months - 3 years Our parent and toddler ballet class introduces children to the wonderful world of ballet. Through nursery rhymes and fun props, sing and dance and encourage wee ones to develop confidence imagination and co-ordination. l 10.15am - 11am l £4


action

Presents

Presents

DNA

in-house

action

by Dennis Kelly

The

Witches Sunday 12 March l 6pm

Saturday 18 March l 7pm

By Roald Dahl, adapted for the stage by David Wood. This is a faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story in which Boy and his Grandmother defeat the Grand High Witch and her followers, who are holding a Conference in an English seaside hotel. During the struggle, Boy gets turned into a mouse!

A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where's the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and sometimes hilarious tale with a very dark heart.

This amateur production of The Witches is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

This amateur production of DNA is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

l £5/£3

l £5/£3

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community hires Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock

Cheryl Forbes and Gordon Cree

Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock re two of Scotland’s greatest jazz musicians with outstanding individual pedigrees and international reputations. (any more for this one?)

Cheryl Forbes, Mezzo Soprano Gordon Cree, Piano

Friday 20 January l 7.30pm l

£14 l £12 conc l £3 students

Cheryl Forbes was born in Laurieston, Falkirk and at seventeen was, uniquely, accepted to all five of the UK’s top music conservatoires on scholarships, ultimately choosing to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. A most versatile entertainer, Gordon Cree has performed in theatres and concert halls throughout the UK and abroad, as a cabaret artiste on board the world’s leading luxury cruise liners and as a featured artiste in theatre shows throughout the country.

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Programme features songs by Bridge, German, Strauss, Elgar and Richard Rogers.

Friday 10 February l 12noon l l

The Faw Kirk £5 l £2 students


Piatti Quartet

Daniel Lebhardt

Nathaniel Anderson Frank, Volin Michael Trainor, Violin David Wigram, Viola Jessie Ann Richardson, Cello

Born in Hungary, Daniel studied at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest with István Gulyás and Gyöngyi Keveházi and, since 2010 at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Christopher Elton, and currently Pascal Nemirovski. Concert highlights include recitals at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris and the Béla Bartók Memorial House in Budapest. He has also given recitals in Austria, Japan and the USA.

Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, the Piatti Quartet is amongst the UK’s foremost young ensembles with a host of awards and critically-acclaimed recordings to its name. They have performed in all the major venues around the country, including a live BBC Radio 3 broadcast from the Wigmore Hall.

Friday 24 March l 7.30pm l

£14 l £12 conc l £3 students

Friday 24 February l 7.30pm l

£14 l £12 conc l £3 students

Classic Music Live! Falkirk is dedicated to bringing live classical music to Falkirk. We bring top class UK and international professional musicians to give recitals of mainly classical music with occasional forays into other areas such as jaZz. Supported by Falkirk Community Trust, performances are in FTH unless otherwise stated.

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community hires

The Matt Monro Story The Singer’s Singer

Tuesday 31 January Saturday 4 February l

7pm l 2pm matinee Saturday only / £10

l £12

Big Bad Wolf Children’s Theatre Company proudly present their 10th annual production – Disney, My Son Pinocchio. Pinocchio must prove himself brave, truthful and unselfish, but what about the toymaker? Raising a perfect child might not be as easy as it looks. The Blue Fairy and her Fairies in Training lead Geppetto on a hilarious journey through this fractured fairytale in order to discover what it means to be “A real father.” Oscar and GRAMMY Award-winner Stephen Schwartz adds a brand-new score to the classic Disney hits, When You Wish Upon a Star and I’ve Got No Strings, My Son Pinnochio is the perfect show for all the family. 28

Thursday 2 March l

7.30pm

l £22.50

Celebrating the life and music of the legendary Matt Monro. The Matt Monro Story is an inspired and unforgettable show, a unique evening of music, warmth and love, keeping the memory of his music alive. From Born Free to Walk Away be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain’s most popular and endearing singers named The Singer’s Singer by his peers.


community hires

Falkirk Schools

Annual Music Concerts Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 March l

7pm

l £5 l £3.50

conc l £15 family ticket

The annual music concerts are always great nights and this year won’t be any different. Monday night will feature Falkirk Schools Senior Orchestra, Falkirk Schools Junior Strings Orchestra, Falkirk Youth Trad Band and our New Found Sound project in partnership with the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Film. Tuesday night will feature Falkirk Schools Senior Orchestra, Falkirk Schools Junior Wind Band, Falkirk Youth Trad Band, Falkirk Schools Vocal Ensemble and a finale with all Falkirk school regional ensembles and orchestras. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday 18 - Saturday 24 April l

7.30pm & Saturday 2pm / £12conc l 1 free in 10 group

l £14

Falkirk Operatic Society is delighted to bring this well loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical back to the FTH stage. The stories of romance between Laurey who is loved by Curly and Judd, and Ado Annie who flits between her fiancée Will Parker and the peddler Ali Hakim, make for a show full of drama, comedy, show stopping chorus numbers and a beautiful ‘dream sequence’ ballet. Oklahoma has something for every member of the family and is guaranteed to have you leaving the FTH singing the songs. Booking also available via company members 1324 637791 or www.FalkirkOperatic.com 29


community hires

Falkirk Caledonia Choir Concert Wednesday 26 April l 7.30pm l £12

/ £10 conc

A long-standing favourite in the Falkirk musical calendar. Falkirk Caledonia Choir present a varied programme including well-loved melodies, sacred songs, a selection from West Side Story and a tribute to Queen. Tickets are available from choir members, Falkirk Community Stadium and at the door.

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in Concert Saturday 17 June l 7.30pm

l £8/£5

Sing Forth is a community choir of people who love to sing and now you can share in that joy by coming along to their Summer Concert. A wonderful evening of music, song and harmonies performed by the members and live band, led by Musical Director Dougie Flower. The choir will be joined by guest artistes to perform a full programme of musical treats.


participation

Falkirk Youth Dance Company (FYDC) was established in January 2014 to give young people the opportunity to enhance and further their knowledge of contemporary dance, choreography and give them experience working within a dance company. The company is a partnership between Falkirk Community Trust and CarpeDiemDance. Dancers attend weekly creative rehearsals, developing innovative choreography to be performed at various events in Falkirk, and nationally. FYDC successfully gained a Start Up Grant in 2014 from YDance’s Routes programme. This was much needed funding to get the company off the ground and working within the local area. The young people work with Artistic director Zoe Thomson weekly to create original dance pieces and have had great opportunities to perform at various events including Callendar Park Fireworks Display, Falkirk Active School Awards Ceremony, GoDance and YDance Destinations.

For further information please contact Zoe Thomson, Artistic Director, CarpeDiemDance Zoe@carpediemdance.co.uk CarpeDiemDance.co.uk Or Kirsty Love, Active Schools, Falkirk Community Trust Kirsty.love@falkirkcommunitytrust.org 01324 590944

FTH offers you opportunities to participate and take part in the arts At Re:Action we work with young people to develop confidence and encourage creativity.

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Over four terms a year members develop skills in devising, improvisation, creating characters, storylines and also explore text based work. Participants will have fun, make new friends and take part in an annual performance. Sessions take place weekly on Saturday’s at FTH, please call our Box Office team for more information on current terms. 01324 506850 31


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café bar Decorated in a contemporary and relaxing style and with more tables and comfortable seating, the Café bar is open from one hour before the performance, at the interval (unless

stated) and at the end of the show. Remember – avoid those queues and order your interval drinks before the show. Just ask a member of the Team.

exhibitions FTH Gallery is a free space for local artists to exhibit and is generally open from 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday and before performances and events. If you would like to exhibit please contact (01324) 506174.

hire fth If you would like information regarding the hire of FTH please contact the Venue Supervisors on (01324) 506177or e-mail venue@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

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In person

booking

Falkirk Stadium,1st Floor Monday – Friday 9am-5pm FTH Saturdays only 9.45am-3pm

Phone (01324) 506850

Monday – Friday 9am-6pm Saturday 9.45am-3pm

Online www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org Join our mailing list to be the first to receive updates and offers, send your name and/or address to bookings@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Gift Vouchers Give the gift of music, theatre, dance or film with our FCT gift vouchers available in any value. Purchases can be made from FTH, Hippodrome, Callendar House and other Trust activity, full list available on our website. Booking Fees There is a £1 booking fee per transaction if you would like tickets posted to you.

Reservations Must be paid for and

uplifted within 7 days.

Online Ticket Sales Are subject to

booking fees levied by the secure third party contracted to administer these sales on behalf of FCT.

Concessions Concession tickets are

available to children under 16 years, students, FCT GO1 Card Holders and over 60’s. Proof of concesion eligibility must be shown at time of purchase. For more information on the benefits of the FCT GO1 Card visit www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/ fitness/go-card

Refunds Tickets will not be

exchanged or money refunded after purchase except in the event of cancellation by Falkirk Community Trust.

Your Data Under the Data Protection Act we are required by law to obtain your consent to use your personal contact details.

Find Us... By Car

From the West: M80, then M876 (sign posted Kincardine / Falkirk / Grangemouth). At junction 1 exit to A883 and follow signs for Camelon / Falkirk. At Rosebank roundabout take 2nd exit to Town Centre (Camelon Road A803). From the East: M9, exit at junction 5 to A904 Falkirk/Grangemouth. At the roundabout exit onto A9, and stay on A9 through 9 further roundabouts. At the Rosebank Roundabout take the 1st exit to Town Centre (Camelon Road A803). Parking available including 5 disabled parking spaces.

Train Grahamston Station 5 mins, Falkirk High Station 15 mins.

Bus Call Traveline 0871 200 2233 for up to date information.

Access Wheelchair Accessible toilets on both levels. Induction Loop Our wheelchair

viewing area is at the front row of the seating bank. Please advise at the time of booking if you require a wheelchair space. Guide Dogs Welcome FTH is a family friendly venue with baby change facilities, bottle warmers, toilet step ups and quiet areas to breastfeed. 33


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January 22

February

Disney My Son Pinocchio l 7pm / 2pm Sat only The Legends of American Country Tribute Show l 7.30pm I Will Survive l 7.30pm Back to Bacharach l 7.30pm A Life With The Beatles l 7.30pm

March

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diary

31- 4 16 18 23 26

Tim Noble Pure Star Dance Workshop l 10am - 5pm

The Matt Monro Story l 7.30pm Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Workshop l 1-3pm / 3-5pm Robert Mizzell and the Country Kings Live in Concert l 7.30pm Oh Carol! Musical Story of Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield l 7.30pm King of Pop – Navi l 7.30pm The Witches l 6pm Citizen l 8pm The Dolls l 7.30pm

April 1 2 6 7 8 18-21 23 25&26 27 28 29

An Evening with Dean Park l 7.30pm The Cavern Beatles l 7.30pm Jurassic Adventures l 2pm & 5pm Foster and Allen l 7.30pm Grant Scott’s Tales from Behind the Mic l 7.30pm Falkirk Operatic Society l 7.30pm / 2pm Sat only The Garth Brooks Story l 7.30pm Falkirk Caledonia Choir Concert l 7.30pm Horse: Careful l 7.30pm Classic Rock USA l 7.30pm Totally Tina l 7.30pm

May 6 7 8 13 12-21 28

Singin’ I’m No a Billy He’s a Tim l 7.30pm Horrible Histories Best of Barmey Britain l 2pm/5pm MamaBabaMe l 11.30am / 2.30pm Girls Night Oot! The Musical l 7.30pm Tryst Festival l 7.30pm Jimmy Buckley l 7.30pm

June 2 10 16 17 23 25

Opera Boys l 7.30pm Pride and Prejudice Live with Hayley Mills l 7.30pm The Very Hungry Caterpillar l 1.30pm / 4.30pm Sing Forth in Concert l 7.30pm Joe Longthorne with special guest Dean Park l 7.30pm Sarah & Duck On Stage l 1.30pm / 4.30pm 35


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H I P P O D R O M E

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C I N E M A ,

B O ’ N E S S

S C R E E N I N G S

Our live screenings over the next few months couldn’t be any more exciting! From Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land to RSC Live Rome Season which includes Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra and Titus Andronicus. Head to The Hippodrome and enjoy the best of UK theatre on your doorstep. THURSDAY 15 DECEMBER 2016 7pm

NT LIVE:

NO MAN’S LAND

THURSDAY 9 MARCH 2017 7pm

NT LIVE:

HEDDA GABLER

WEDNESDAY 11 JANUARY 2017 7pm

THURSDAY 6 APRIL 2017 7pm

THURSDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2017 7pm

WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL 2017 7pm

THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2017 7pm

WEDNESDAY 24 MAY 2017 7pm

RSC LIVE: NT LIVE: NT LIVE:

THE TEMPEST

AMADEUS

SAINT JOAN

D O N ’ T

M I S S

NT LIVE:

TWELFTH NIGHT

RSC LIVE:

RSC LIVE:

JULIUS CAESAR

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

O U T . . . B O O K

N O W !

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