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MACROBERT WINTER & SPRING 2012

LIVE EVENTS

HIGHLIGHTS: Craig Hill An Audience with Charles Dickens Swan Lake Oily Cart's Ring-A-Ding-Ding Scottish National Jazz Orchestra Family Fundays & Pick ‘n’ Mix Weekend & many more

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Children/Families Oily Cart presents

RING-A-DING-DING

TUE 17 – FRI 20 JAN 11.00AM & 2.00PM SAT 21 JAN 11.00AM TICKETS FRIENDS £5.50/ FULL £7/FAMILY OF FOUR £25

Following their hugely popular performances of How Long is a Piece of String and Mole in the Hole, Oily Cart, Britain's best-loved creators of theatre for young people, return with an interactive and multi-sensory show for children aged 3 – 6 and their families. Join us on an epic, though tiny, table-top voyage of discovery, where your fingers and noses will never be far from the action. ‘Beautiful theatre, engaging parents and children alike. Go and see!' Ambassadors Laura and Rhiannon Whyte

Approx. 55 min Suitable for ages 3 - 6 and their families Starcatchers & Hazel Darwin Edwards present

THE ATTIC

FRI 24 FEB 11.30AM & 2.00PM TICKETS FRIENDS £5.50/ FULL £7/FAMILY OF FOUR £25 duration tbc Suitable for ages 3 – 5 and their families

Come up the stairs, blow away the cobwebs and peep into the boxes. Who knows what might happen when the sleepy attic comes to life. Grandma and Lucy are up in the attic where all the memories are stored. Hidden in dusty containers at the top of the house, they have been waiting a long time to come out and play. A gentle, funny and wonderfully ʻwoollyʼ production that touches on the power of memories. ‘What do we think is up in the attic - junk! What does a child think - fun!’ Ambassador Ruth Martin

The Singing Kettle presents

SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL

ING COMOON S

Bang a pot, shake a tin, bring anything you can to make a din then play along with The Singing Kettle in this brand new musical extravaganza. Join Cilla, Artie, Gary and Kevin for this non-stop, all action show.

SAT 5 – MON 7 MAY 12.00PM & 3.00PM TICKETS FRIENDS £8.50/FULL £11/FAMILY OF FOUR £40/GROUPS OF 10+ £10.50 EACH


Theatre Derek Grant presents

AN AUDIENCE WITH CHARLES DICKENS

THU 12 JAN 7.30PM TICKETS FRIENDS £9.50/ FULL £12/CONCESSION £9/ STUDENTS & UNDER 18S £7

Approx. 2 hrs 10 min (incl. interval) Suitable for ages 11+

February 2012 will mark the bicentenary of Charles Dickensʼ birth. Performed by his great great grandson Gerald Dickens, who has appeared on features and documentaries for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, An Audience with Charles Dickens is a virtuoso performance of selected scenes from some of Dickens' best stories. See great moments from Pickwick Papers and David Copperfield, experience the death of Nancy from Oliver Twist and enter the classroom of Wackford Squeers. 'Oliver Twist brought to life by one of the Dickens family, a must-see!' Ambassador Emily Butler Rapture Theatre presents

DOROTHY - RETIRING FROM RETIREMENT ING COMOON S

THU 5 APR 7.30PM

TICKETS FRIENDS £14/FULL £17.50

Enjoy an evening of wonderful music and outrageous comedy in the company of one of Scotland's best loved performers. Accompany BAFTA Award-winning actress and Scottish showbiz legend Dorothy Paul in her tales of hysterical bus runs, topical tram rides and family soirees and hear hilarious gossip about her starry pals, past and present.

Neil Laidlaw Productions presents

THE STEAMIE

ING COMOON S

MON 14 – SAT 19 MAY TIMES VARY TICKETS FROM £14

First performed in May 1987, The Steamie has delighted and entertained audiences all over the world. Writer Tony Roper directs this new touring production, so come and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scotlandʼs most loved play!


Music BURN'S NIGHT WITH THE ALISTAIR MCCULLOCH TRIO

WED 25 JAN 7.30PM TICKETS ARE FREE*

Donʼt miss our special Burnʼs Night Celebration with the Alistair McCulloch Trio. McCulloch, a fiddler whose versatility and breadth of repertoire have kept him at the forefront of the tradition for over 15 years, is joined by former Capercaillie member Marc Duff and Old Blind Dogs member Aaron Jones. To celebrate the day there will be a special Burnʼs Night menu served in our cafèbar and restaurant.

Suitable for all ages *please book in advance

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra presents

THE MUSIC OF WEATHER REPORT WITH SPECIAL GUEST PETER ERSKINE

SUN 26 FEB 7.30PM (free pre-concert discussion with Peter Erskine and Tommy Smith 6.45pm) TICKETS FRIENDS £11/FULL £17.50/ CONCESSION £12.50/ U16 FREE WITH PAYING ADULT/ SNJO YOUTH CARD HOLDERS £5 Approx. 2 hrs (incl. interval) Suitable for all ages

Weather Report was one of the most creative and influential jazz-fusion bands of the 70s and 80s. Combining instantly familiar melodies, global influences, swinging and exhilarating grooves, much of their journey was driven by Peter Erskineʼs phenomenal drumming. Now a guest of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Peter Erskine leads one of Europeʼs leading jazz orchestras through a selection of Weather Reportʼs classic numbers. ‘SNJO - fantastic on their own. But joined by legendary drummer Peter Erskine - truly great.’ Ambassador John Butterfield

Comedy


CHiLL Productions & MZA present

CRAIG HILL: BLOWN BY A FAN…!

SAT 14 JAN 7.30PM

TICKETS FRIENDS £12/FULL £15/ CONCESSION £13 Approx. 2 hrs (incl. interval) Suitable for ages 16+

Scotland's favourite kilted treasure puts the wind in your willows! After his last tour sold out in the UK, Australia, Southeast Asia, South Africa and even in Switzerland, Craig breezes back to macrobert with his new show. Sometimes wickedly provocative and always outrageously cheeky, treat yourself to fun from the comedian that the Scotsman called 'a revelation'. ‘So funny he makes my face hurt. Enough said!’ Ambassador Grahame Reid

Dance Ballet West presents

SWAN LAKE

SAT 4 FEB 7.30PM

TICKETS FRIENDS £8/FULL £10/ CONCESSION £8.50/STUDENTS £7

Using Tchaikovsky's stirring score and a moving adaptation of the original choreography, Swan Lake tells the story of a young man who falls in love with Odette, cursed and destined to spend her life as a swan, unless true love can release her from the spell of the evil Von Rothbart. Using a mix of professional dancers and students Ballet West has developed a significant reputation in producing high quality, classical ballet with loyal audiences in venues throughout Scotland.

Approx. 2 hrs 15 min (incl. interval) Curious Seed presents

PUSH

THU 23 FEB 7.30PM

TICKETS FRIENDS £9/FULL PRICE £12.50/CONCESSION £10/FAMILY OF FOUR £40/STUDENTS & UNDER 18S £7 Approx. 1 hr 10 min

Following the success of Curious Seedʼs award-winning production Found in 2009, P U S H is the companyʼs ambitious new dance theatre performance. Conceived and directed by Christine Devaney and marrying expressive choreography and live music with poetic text and video images, it reminds us to question whatʼs important and explores what pushes you to move, to say something, and to push back. ‘Poetic – Uncompromising – Stylish Hopeful’ Ambassador Lee Lawrence


Family Fundays Every Sunday macrobert offers a wide range of activities for families. With familyfriendly facilities, great films to watch, shows and a great menu at our caf茅bar, we have something for every age.

Fundays Family Fundays are a new regular feature in the macrobert events calendar. Once a month we will programme even more fun activities to give you and your family the opportunity to explore your creative side.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: SUN 29 JAN SUN 26 FEB SUN 1 APR Activities start from 11.00am

Choose from a pick and mix of creative activities, including interactive storytelling performances, drop in dance, drama, film and arts workshops, creative quizzes and more. For the full programme please visit www.macrobert.org/fundays nearer the time.

Take Part @ macrobert macrobert is a place where people of all ages can take part in creative activities. We run a huge variety of classes, workshops, creative events and performance opportunities in drama, dance, film, art and literature throughout the year. Our creative activities will give you the chance to work with some of Scotland始s best artists, spark your imagination and give you time to create, play, imagine, dream, take risks, have fun and be inspired! Find out everything you need to know in our new macrobert Take Part brochure, available at the Box Office or online. Telephone 01786 466666 or check www.macrobert.org


Pick ‘n’ Mix Weekend Sat 31 Mar & Sun 1 Apr Join us for an explosive weekend of scratches and sketches presented by macrobertʼs young people, fused with internationally acclaimed dance and children's theatre.

MYT CREATES Our young theatre makers work with professional artists and theatre makers to present you with explosive and exciting new scratches and sketches.

SAT 31 MAR TIMES VARY TICKETS £2 PER PERFORMANCE

Show times vary between 10.30am & 2.30pm, see macrobert.org/picknmix for details

ERROL WHITE COMPANY - IAM Under the pressure of sound and light, iam follows a group of dancers as they discover the very nature of one another through the fabric of their own personal histories.

SAT 31 MAR 7.30PM TICKETS FRIENDS £9/ FULL PRICE £12.50/CONCESSION £10/ STUDENTS & UNDER18S £7

Approx. 50 min Suitable for ages 14+

CATHERINE WHEELS: WHITE White, which has won too many awards to mention, is a playful, highly visual show for very young children and a perfect first time theatre experience.

SAT 31 MAR & SUN 1 APR 11.30AM & 2.00PM TICKETS FRIENDS £5.50/FULL £7/ FAMILY OF FOUR £25

Approx. 40min Suitable for ages 2 - 4 and their families

PULL – COMMUNITY DANCE PERFORMANCES

SAT 31 MAR 6.00PM

PULL is the culmination of several community dance groups working with the performance company Curious Seed on their latest production PUSH. We bring some of these groups together for one last PUSH – a celebratory PULL!


Student Events EDIT: A NIGHT FOR STUDENTS Your way – your night. After a successful debut EDIT returns for the new semester. Described as 'the best venue in Stirling' by performing band Haivercraft at the debut event, this night will feature live bands and acoustic acts, plus drink promos at the bar.

SUN 19 FEB 8.00PM TILL LATE TICKETS: £3/£4 ON THE DOOR Suitable for ages 18+

Ambassadors Help us to spread the word about macrobert and our shows by becoming an ambassador. To find out more about our Ambassadors Scheme please visit www.macrobert.org/ambassador. If you are interested in being an Ambassador for a show next season, please send an email to marketing@macrobert.org

Become a Friend of macrobert, see great shows for less and support one of Scotlandʼs leading arts centres at the same time.

Friends Save Money! THE BENEFITS 20% - 25% discount on tickets for shows and films 20% off in our cafébar, including drinks and snacks at the kiosk 20% off in the restaurant and on all merchandise Invitations to special events throughout the year Monthly e-newsletter THE PRICE Individual Friend: £30 a year (up to two discounted tickets per show) Joint Friends (two adults at the same address): £50 a year (up to four discounted tickets per show) HOW TO JOIN Call 01786 466 666 or get more information in person at our box office, or visit www.macrobert.org/friends for full terms and conditions.


Hired Events SAFE DRIVE STAY ALIVE Young inexperienced motorists are at the highest risk of serious road accidents. Safe Drive Stay Alive is a show aimed at steering young people away from taking risks behind the wheel, including accounts from real-life victims as well as staff from the emergency services and NHS.

THU 2 FEB 7.00PM TICKETS FREE* Approx. 1 hr 30 min *please book at Box Office in advance

Active Stirling presents

THINK DANCING Active Stirling presents an evening of dance performed by schools from throughout Stirling. This is an Active Schools programme, delivered by volunteers who are supported by a dance specialist to create their own dances.

WED 8 FEB 7.00PM TICKETS £6 duration tbc

Ydance prestents

U.DANCE 2012 – SCOTTISH PLATFORM EVENT Some of the best youth dance groups from across Scotland showcase their skills in an exciting evening of dance. Three of the best groups will be chosen to take part in the landmark U.Dance 2012 event at the Southbank Centre, London. Find out more about U.Dance 2012 at www.ydance.org. Approx. 2 hrs (incl. interval)

SAT 25 FEB 7.30PM TICKETS £6 FULL/ £4 CONCESSIONS

FORTH VALLEY SCHOOLS DANCE COMPETITION 2012 This annual dance competition will feature the works of more than 500 school pupils from across Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannan and provides young people with the opportunity to choreograph routines, rehearse as a team and showcase the results in performances on the night. Performances on 1 March feature junior dancers (S1-S3), whereas senior dancers (S4-S6) will take to the stage on 2 March.

THU 1 & FRI 2 MAR 7.30PM TICKETS £7 FULL/ £5 CONCESSIONS duration tbc


Bridge of Allan Operatic Society presents

THE SOUND OF MUSIC This final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein is one of the worldʼs most beloved musicals. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captainʼs immediate service in their navy. The familyʼs narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. Approx. 2 hrs 35 min (incl. interval) *Only available 5 Mar, 6 Mar & 2.00pm performances

MON 5 - SAT 10 MAR 7.30PM WED 7 & SAT 10 MAR 2.00PM TICKETS £17 FULL PRICE/ £15 CONCESSION*

Stirling Scouts and Guides present

STIRLING GANG SHOW 2012 Stirling Scouts and Guides return to macrobert for their 19 th annual Gang Show. A great night of entertainment by young local people, the fast-moving, colourful performances are suitable for the whole family, including music, dance and comedy.

WED 14 - SAT 17 MAR 7.30PM TICKETS £8 - £11 duration tbc

Monument Dance Centre & Monument Performing Arts School present

MYTHS AND LEGENDS (SENIOR SHOWCASE) Over 400 senior performers showcase their talent as they explore some of the worldʼs best magical myths and musical legends with dance, with styles ranging from Classical Ballet to Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop. *25% discount on junior shows when buying 4 or more tickets for evening performance. Tickets must be purchased in one transaction.

FRI 23 - SUN 25 MAR 7.00PM TICKETS £10 FULL/ £8 CONCESSIONS*

Approx. 2 hrs 20 min (incl. interval)

Monument Dance Centre & Monument Performing Arts School present

MYTHS AND LEGENDS (JUNIOR SHOWCASE) Over 250 of Monument Dance Centre's youngest dancers perform in their very own show for the first time. These special matinee performances give junior students the chance to showcase their skills in Ballet, Tap and Jazz, with a few surprises thrown in to enchant the audience.

SAT 24 & SUN 25 MAR 2.00PM THU 22 MAR 7.00PM

*25% discount on tickets when buying 4 or more tickets for a senior performance. Tickets must be purchased in one transaction.

Approx. 2 hrs (incl. interval)

TICKETS £10 FULL/ £8 CONCESSIONS*


FIND US

MACROBERT FRIENDS

University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Become a friend and save between 20% and 25% on tickets for shows and films, plus get 20% off on food and drinks. www.macrobert.org/friends

Park for free on the University Campus, but leave extra time for finding a parking space at busy times. There are frequent buses from Stirling town centre and the train station to the University Campus. For all public transport options call Traveline Scotland at 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.travelinescotland.com

BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS Mon – Fri 9.00am to 7.45pm (phones close 7.00pm) Sat 9.00am to 8.30pm Sun 10.00am to 8.30pm

MACROBERT PARTIES Book a birthday party with a twist at macrobert! We have a wide selection of party options available tailored to different ages. www.macrobert.org/parties

PERFORMANCES FOR SCHOOLS & NURSERIES We offer a wide range of performances that tie in with the curriculum. Special ticket discounts for schools apply to most performances, we can tailor pre or post performance workshops to the needs of your class and can offer backstage tours. www.macrobert.org/education

Tickets cannot be refunded except in the event of cancellation by macrobert./ Special conditions apply for exchanges./ Latecomers may not admitted, please give yourself plenty of time to arrive. We reserve the right to relocate shows from venue to another venue within macrobert./ The use of cameras and recording equipment is not permitted./ All information is correct at time of print and is subject to change without prior notice./ Please check our website www.macrobert.org for up-to-date information. macrobert can not be held liable for any arrangements made due to changes to the brochure./ Concessions apply to full-time students, under 18s, senior citizens, people with a disability (plus carer), Young Scot Card holders and benefit claimants./ Proof of eligibility is required.

macrobert is available to hire. To find out more about hosting your next event at macrobert please contact Kate Timperley by phone on 01786 467153 or by email to kate.timperley@macrobert.org

GROUP BOOKINGS

ACCESS INFORMATION

We offer you one free ticket with every ten tickets purchased. For all group bookings please email Albert McLure, Group Bookings Sales Advisor, on groups@macrobert.org or call 01786 466666.

macrobert welcomes all disabled visitors. Our building is fully accessible for wheelchairs, and we offer hearing loops at the box office and bar. Concession tickets are available for people with a disability plus carer.

MACROBERT THANKS THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR SUPPORT:

HIRE US

For a large print version please email marketing@macrobert.org or call 01786 466666

macrobert arts centre limited is a Scottish charity, no SC039546 To support us with donations please go to www.macrobert.org/donate

NOT JUST FOR SHOWS: MACROBERT CAFÉBAR & RESTAURANT Our cafébar and restaurant offers freshly made and scrumptious food, with daily specials and a childrenʼs menu for our younger visitors. To book a table please phone 01786 466610 or browse our menu online at www.macrobert.org/cafebar


Diary 2012 JANUARY Until 7 Jan

Jackie and the Beanstalk

times vary

Thu

An Audience with Charles Dickens

7.30pm

12

Sat

14

Craig Hill

7.30pm

Tue

17 - Sat 21

Ring-A-Ding-Ding

times vary

Wed 25

Burnʼs Night: Alistair McCulloch Trio

7.30pm

Sun

macrobert Family Funday

times vary

7.00pm

29

FEBRUARY Thu

2

Safe Drive Stay Alive

Sat

4

Ballet West: Swan Lake

7.30pm

Wed 8

Think Dancing

7.00pm

Sun

19

EDIT: A Night for Students

8.00pm till late

Thu

23

PUSH

7.30pm

Fri

24

The Attic

11.30am & 2.00pm

Sat

25

U.Dance 2012 – Scottish Platform Event

7.30pm

Sun

29

macrobert Family Funday

times vary

Sun

26

SNJO with special guest Peter Erskine

7.30pm

MARCH Thu

1 - Fri 2

Forth Valley Schools Dance Competition 2012 7.30pm

Mon 5 - Sat 10

The Sound of Music

times vary

Wed 14 - Sat 17

Stirling Gang Show 2012

7.30pm

Thu

22

Monument Dance (Junior Showcase)

7.00pm

Fri

23 - Sun 25 Monument Dance (Senior Showcase)

7.00pm

Sat

24 - Sun 25 Monument Dance (Junior Showcase)

2.00pm

Sat

31 & Sun 1

Pick ʻnʼ Mix & macrobert Family Funday

times vary

Sat

31

Errol White Company: iam

7.30pm

Sat

31 & Sun 1

White

times vary

WHY NOT TRY THE MACROBERT FILMHOUSE? Pick up our monthly cinema brochure or check www.macrobert.org/cinema for our diverse programme of new releases, event movies, documentaries, family films, foreign language cinema and modern classics.


January - March 2012 live brochure