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macrobert events guide July - December 2010

theatre

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Tickets and Information

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Welcome to the macrobert’s Autumn/Winter Season 2010 Welcome to the new Autumn/Winter edition of our What’s On guide. We’re kicking off the season with an event which we hope will help shape the future of creative experiences for young people in Scotland - mFEST, our brand new festival programmed for, by and with young people aged 12 - 17. The festival runs from 30 July - 2 August and full details can be found on pages 13 and 14. You can also find out more at www.m-fest.org. We’re sure that people of all ages will find a wealth of amazing experiences at mFEST, and all are welcome! Further into the season, we’re really looking forward to Pilot Theatre with their new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Having created such amazing pieces as Looking for JJ and Lord of the Flies, you can expect a fabulous interpretation of this classic Shakespeare drama from Pilot. We’re delighted to welcome Borderline Theatre Company with the third part of D.C. Jackson’s Stewarton Trilogy The Chooky Brae, taking to the stage in September. Previous instalments The Wall and The Ducky were moving, hilarious and truly Scottish, so expect more of the same. We continue to celebrate the Scottish connection with Theatre Objectiv’s A Promised Land - an emotionally charged exploration of the life of Dumfriesshireborn Jane Haining, ‘the Scottish Schindler’, who saved many Jewish children from the fate she was to suffer herself in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. We have a real treat for opera fans this season, as Scottish Opera will be performing Carmen in October. Our music programme also includes macrobert favourites the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and light-hearted entertainment in the form of Caledon. Parents and carers will need to rush for tickets for Julia Donaldson’s latest tour, Stickman and Co, as these storytelling and song sessions are extremely popular. Remember to bring your books along to be signed, or you can buy new books for your collection from the Waterstones concession on the day. The delightful Frozen Charlotte (the creative team behind last Christmas’ lovely show for ages 0 - 3, Peep) will perform Paperbelle, and look out for raucous fun in the form of Scotty and Lulu, and Cbeebies presenter Andy Day on tour with Mike James in Andy and Mike’s Big Box of Bananas. And what would be the Winter season without our own Christmas pantomime? Once again Johnny McKnight takes the helm - writing, directing and starring in this year’s hilarious offering - Snow White of The Seven De’Wharffs. Rob Evans, writer and director of last year’s delightful The Night Before Christmas, will present the age 3 - 5s Christmas show Mr Snow, and acclaimed children’s theatre company Catherine Wheels will be here for 3 weeks with White for ages 0 - 3. Devised by macrobert favourite Andy Manley, this is a perfect first theatre experience for babies and toddlers. We look forward to seeing you very soon this season at macrobert!

macrobert arts centre limited is a Scottish Charity, no SC079546

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Introduction


Highlights Danny Bhoy:

By Royal Disappointment Comedian Danny Bhoy continues to delight audiences around the world with his unique and personal brand of storytelling.

Tuesday 28 September 8pm See page 6 Room 2 Manoeuvre Presents

Such a Bloke / Watch IT! Such a Bloke, a brand new solo is choreographed by award winning Edinburgh based Australian Choreographer Janis Claxton, and Watch IT! a hit during the Fringe in 2009.

Saturday 2 October 8pm See page 7 Pilot Theatre in association with York Theatre Royal present

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Pilot Theatre, the award winning Company that brought you Lord of the Flies and Looking for JJ, now bring you Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star crossed lovers.

Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 October, times vary See page 8

Stick Man & Co With Julia Donaldson

Stick Man lives in the Family Tree, with his Stick Lady love and their stick children three... An hour of fun with award-winning author Julia Donaldson and her husband Malcolm.

Sunday 10 October 1pm & 4pm See page 19

Contents August - December Shows mFEST Christmas Productions Family Events Exhibitions Treehouse Youth Groups Hired Space Events Booking Information Calendar

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The Ladyboys of Bangkok Fantasy and Feathers Tour

After its fantastic success in 2009 this party night returns to macrobert in 2010 in a glamorous and exciting new production with over 400 new costumes. Combining the heady spice of Bangkok’s exotic nightlife with the glamorous showgirl appeal of Las Vegas, this spectacular and flamboyant show is performed by 16 of the world’s most beautiful showgirls, every single one of them a Thai male you won’t believe your eyes! Seen by over 1 million people “THE LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK are here to entertain you!”

Tuesday 3 August & Wednesday 8 September 8pm Tickets £18.50 full price / £16.50 conc

Caledon Whirlin’!... n’ Birlin’

Scotland's Tenors are back home to tour their show that has been taking Europe, North America, the Dominican Republic and Mexico by storm over the last few months. Delighted to be returning to macrobert, they promise you an evening of great music and fun. Mixing traditional favourites with more upbeat contemporary Scottish classics, Caledon deliver a high energy show like no other!

Sunday 8 August 8pm Tickets £14.50 full price/ £12.50 conc

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Live Events


Vox Motus in a co-production with Arts and Theatres Trust Fife and supported by Platform present

The Not-So-Fatal Death Of Grandpa Fredo An extraordinary new comedy direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010!

“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.” Woody Allen

A frozen body found in a woodshed wreaks havoc in the local community, forcing them to confront questions of science, faith and immortality. Inspired by an incredible true story, multi-award winning company Vox Motus present a pitch dark comedy, featuring a host of eccentric characters, original live music and stunning design.

“ faultless, fast-paced, brilliant sense of style...a cutting-edge comic-strip show for theatre”

The Scotsman on festival sell-out success Slick.

Saturday 18 September 8pm Tickets £12 full price / £9 conc / £6 students and under 18s

Live Events

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Borderline Theatre

The Chooky Brae by D C Jackson

It’s Christmas day in Stewarton and Irene Gordon’s struggling to get in the festive spirit. Her 18 year old daughter Norma’s just had a baby, her ex-husband Gordon’s just had a stroke and her eldest Barry’s having a break down. Even the Dr Who Christmas special is disappointing. If this was a wonderful life she would receive some angelic intervention - instead she gets Rab McGuire, a gift-wrapped male sex aid and an escaped chicken that won’t be stuffed. A new play about love, duty and free range fowl.

As funny as The Wall, as moving as The Ducky -

the final chapter of

The Stewarton trilogy.

Tuesday 21 September 8pm Tickets £12 full price / £9 conc / £6 students and under 18s

The List The Scotsman The Herald

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Live Events


Theatre Objectiv

A Promised Land A Promised Land is a story of freedom and captivity, loyalty and love, political coercion and personal self-sacrifice. It revolves around the true story of Dumfriesshire born Jane Haining , ‘the Scottish Schindler’, who saved many Jewish children from the fate she was to suffer herself in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Not without irony or humour, this is a play about hope and reconciliation which raises many issues of relevance today in a challenging way through a controversial story.

Wednesday 22 September 8pm Tickets £12 full price / £9 conc / £6 students and under 18s Danny Bhoy:

By Royal Disappointment Danny Bhoy returns to the macrobert stage with his unique brand of humour and story-telling. The festival-circuit regular made his debut at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2003 and in 2005, he was invited to both Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and the inaugural Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Fresh from performing at the Fringe, Danny promises to have you in stitches!

"The Bhoy remains in a class of his own" - Herald Tuesday 28 September 8pm Tickets £15 full price / £13 conc

Live Events

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Room 2 Manoeuvre Presents

Such a Bloke / Watch IT! Such a Bloke is a brand new solo choreographed by award winning Edinburgh based Australian Choreographerr Janis Claxton. A dance theatre piece influenced by a personal viewpoint on the pros and cons of being a bloke involved in the dance industry, Such a Bloke, is a mixture of Claxton’s fluid style, met with the robustness of Mills’ hip hop background. A hit during the Fringe in 2009 and fusing dance, theatre, film and animation, Watch IT! Takes a close look at relationship we form with our television. Covering the banal to the surreal, it touches on aspects of how TV affects us and the situations where it can take on more than an intimate form.

‘Watch it! It is essential viewing, seamless and slick’ The Skinny

Saturday 2 October 8pm Tickets £12 full price / £9 conc / £6 students and under 18s

Photography by J Hunter

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Live Events


Pilot Theatre in association with York Theatre Royal present

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Directed by Marcus Romer and Katie Posner Designed by Chloe Lamford

A love story for the 21st Century Pilot Theatre, the award winning company that brought you Lord of the Flies and Looking for JJ, now bring you Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star crossed lovers. In this punchy and cinematic production, dangerous rivalries and secret loves are vividly brought to life through poetry and music. Pilot Theatre offer lots of opportunities to be involved with the production through online resources to practical workshops - for further information see website or mail education@pilot-theatre.com

Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 October 8pm Tickets £12 full price / £9 conc / £6 students and under 18s

Praise for Lord of the Flies:

“A suberb production” “Exhilarating”

Live Events

The Scotsman

The Guardian

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Scottish Opera

Carmen Georges Bizet Sung in English New translation by Christopher Cowell Orchestral re-working by Derek Clark

Bizet’s boldly seductive opera has been one of the world’s favourites for over a century. From the sultry Habanera to the naively passionate Flower Song and the rousing Toreador’s Song, Bizet’s everpopular music brings out the earthy vitality of his characters. Ashley Dean, director of 2009’s Opera Highlights tour, directs a fine ensemble cast with piano accompaniment.

‘Ashley Dean’s direction is beautifully to the point’ The Herald (on Opera Highlights 2009)

Thursday 14 October 7.30pm Tickets £13 full price / £5 under 26s

Horse Horse makes a welcome return to the macrobert stage as part of her Autumn 2010 tour. Don't miss this chance to enjoy a selection of songs old and new, from her back catalogue covering the phenomenal 20 years since the release of her debut album The Same Sky, right up to songs from her new album. A chance for those familiar with Horse's work to re-live their own memories; and for new audiences to experience the range of emotions and beautifully crafted songs this artist brings.

Saturday 16 October 8pm Tickets £15

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Live Events


The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra CELEBRATING ECM featuring ARILD ANDERSEN directed by Tommy Smith

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra celebrates the most stylish and influential recording company in jazz over the past forty years, ECM, with the most beautiful sound next to silence. Featuring the outstanding double bassist and ECM recording star Arild Andersen, the world class SNJO brings the creativity of composers including Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Jan Garbarek and Kenny Wheeler to the stage with passion, vigour, sensitivity and colour in an evening of music to swell the heart and stir the imagination. Music commissioned by the SNJO with subsidy from the Scottish Arts Council.

Sunday 17 October 7.30pm Tickets £16.50 / £10 Conc Under 16s get in for free if accompanied by a paying parent, teacher or guardian

A Scottish musical presented by Cumbernauld Theatre Company

The Bookie Written by Douglas Maxwell

Welcome to Quarry - The Las Vegas of Scotland! Or at least it might be… Life’s an endless one horse race for local betting shop bookie Stevie McGee. His love life’s limp, his car’s clapped out and his patter’s pretty poor. He doesn’t know it but all that’s about to miraculously change - what are the odds - as Leo McQueen is back in town and he’s putting his money where his mouth is by building a brand spanking new casino.

Tuesday 19 October 8pm Tickets £12 full price / £9 conc / £6 students and under 18s Suitable for age 15+

Live Events

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Open Book Theatre Company presents

The Tobacco Merchant’s Lawyer Written by Iain Heggie Directed by Liz Carruthers Starring Benny Young

From 1780, a quintessential piece of Glasgow in 2010. In the Merchant City Glasgow is booming but the American war is looming. The city’s wealth is dependent on American tobacco. Will the great port survive? This pressing question is NOT addressed by Enoch Dalmellington, resident of Virginia Street. He is more concerned about marrying off his dreich, pious, humourless daughter Euphemia, being able to afford his pew at the Tron Kirk and what to do about Mistress Zapata’s scurrilous predictions about Glasgow in 2010.

‘..a brilliant satire’

Joyce MacMillan, The Scotsman

Wednesday 20 October 8pm Tickets £12 full price / £9 conc / £6 students and under 18s

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Live Events


2010

Street Theatre, Film, New Music Stage, Workshops, Fireworks, Visual Arts, The Outdoor Cinema and much more.

Friday 30th July Monday 2nd August

At venues and locations across Stirling over four days featuring the very best in International acts and artists. Mutatis Mutandis mPOWER Young Company Directed by

Control led Fal l ng Project Th P s  B P t Ht

Jon Ri ch ard s on

Mungo s Hi Fi D ec ky Do e s a Br onc o

Axis of Awesome Susan Calman

Jarlath Regan

Astral Planes

Plus! Six newly commissioned acts and adaptations of works of drama and dance.

Fallout

RED

We Experiments

Free?

Pink

Tickets for all shows are individually priced - call the mFEST tickets line on: 01786 466 666 to book or log on to www.m-fest.org to book.


Friday

Little Red Pink We Experiments Labyrinth Fallout Apples Hadouken Tom Allen Mutatis Mutandis Soul Boy Daniel Sloss We Experiments The Axis of Awesome Red Alice

Sunday

The Orphanage Lord of the Flies Controlled Falling Project Twelfth Night Pink Time Bandits Play.Stop.Rewind We Experiments Fallout Free? Romeo and Juliet Jarlath Regan Rent Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra We Experiments 10 Things I Hate About You The Axis of Awesome Jon Richardson Red Pan始s Labyrinth

mFEST Timetable

2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.45pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 8.15pm 8.15pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.30pm

10.00am 12.30pm 12.00pm 1.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 5.30pm 6.45pm 7.45pm 8.00pm 8.15pm 8.30pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm

Saturday Alice Apples Nocturna Pink We Experiments Controlled Falling Project The Fall Fallout Apples The Axis of Awesome Mutatis Mutandis Controlled Falling Project Pains of Being Pure at Heart Tinchy Stryder We Experiments The Devil始s Backbone Susan Calman Red The Orphanage

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Pan始s Labyrinth The Incredibles Play.Stop.Rewind. Decky Does a Bronco Local Hero Pink Play.Stop.Rewind. Controlled Falling Project The First Movie Fallout Free? Osama Rent Controlled Falling Project Music Event (tbc) Little Miss Sunshine

10.30am 1.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.15pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.45pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 8.15pm 8.30pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.30pm

10.00am 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 2.45pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.45pm 5.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 8.00pm 9.00pm (tbc) 11.00pm

Colour Code Music Comedy Physical Theatre & Circus Theatre Film

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Christmas at macrobert macrobert presents

Snow White of The Seven De'Wharffs Oh dear. Things aren’t going too well down in Stirling Stella. The Baroness Fantasia De’Wharff needs a nanny to control her seven unruly step-children, particularly the rather wild Snow White. Step forward Nanny Maria Shut-Yon-Trapp who wants to fill the pantosphere with her own Sound Of Music. Of course, the world is about to go even crazier now that Prince Rupert Charming-Darling is on the lookout for a new bit of arm candy. Will the evil Fantasia trap the handsome Prince and have Snow White destroyed? Will Nanny Maria ever find her own true love? Will Snow White ever eat her vegetables (and poisoned fruit - of course)? Is there enough curtain fabric to make seven outfits? Find out in this years family panto - Snow White of The Seven De’Wharffs.

Wednesday 24 November 2010 - Wednesday 05 January 2011

November 2010

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Colour Code: Preview performance tickets £6.50 Off-peak performance tickets £12 (£10 concession) Peak performance tickets £14.50 (£10.50 concession) *Audio described and signed performances School discounts and group booking rates available

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Christmas at macrobert


macrobert presents

Mr Snow From the writer and director of last year's sell out run The Night Before Christmas, comes a delightful seasonal tale about Mr Snow. Mr Snow lives in the flattest, whitest place imaginable. Every day he leaves his house and collects snow. Every kind of snow; soft snow, sad snow, hot snow, cold snow, snow that breathes, snow that talks. Slowly, as he shows us what is in his collection, things begin to melt from the snow. Objects long frozen. Each one slowly piecing together the story of Mr Snow and how he got here. So join us for this wonderful Christmas tale for ages 3 - 5 and their families!

Tuesday 30 November Friday 31 December Off peak performances £7.00 Peak performances £8.00

November Tues 30

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December

Off peak performances Peak performances

3.30pm 3.30pm

£7.00 £8.00

Catherine Wheels

White Enter the world of White. Everything is clean, new, it is dazzling. However someone has to keep it that way. A world of textiles, objects and visual storytelling for 0 - 3 year olds.

Wednesday 8 December Friday 24 December All tickets £6.50/£5.50 children

December Wed 8 Thurs 9 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12 Tue 14 Wed 15 Thurs 16 Fri 17 Sat 18 Sun 19 Tues 21 Wed 22 Thurs 23 Fri 24

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All tickets £6.50/£5.50 children

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Family Events Andy and Mike’s Big Box of Bananas CBeebies presenter Andy Day and Mike James bring their much-loved humour to this slapstick comedy show. A magical and mysterious box appears. Unable to open it, the boys take you on an exciting journey to find out what’s inside! You’ll meet confused pirates, musical sea life and extravagant all-singing, all-dancing air stewards!

Saturday 11 September 2pm Tickets £8.50 full price / £7.50 conc Age 4 - 11 year olds and their families

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Family Events


Scotty and Lulu

ROAR! Thor, the rocking roaring dinosaur, loves his roar. He roars his head off all day long! The animals of the forest are sick and tired of the noise and ask Wizard Wonky for help. When Thor blows into the Wizard’s magic flute, his roar is silenced. Come and join Scotty, Lulu, Thor the Dinosaur, The Happy Crew, Insey Winsey Spider, Three Little Speckled Frogs and Wizard Wonky for another rip-roaring adventure.

Sun 26 September 1.30pm & 4.00pm Ticket Prices £8 full price / £6 conc Age 2+

Frozen Charlotte Productions Ltd represented by Heather Fulton

Paperbelle Paperbelle’s world is colourful, comfy, and cosy. Paperbelle would love to show it off to you, but there has been a bit of a problem. Nothing does what it’s supposed to anymore. The colour keeps trying to run off, the paper trees are refusing to grow. Paperbelle’s world is constantly changing and either she has to stop it all from happening or she has to learn to enjoy it… From the makers of Moussa’s Castle and Peep, Paperbelle is a new show designed especially for children aged 2 - 5 and their families.

Saturday 2 October 11am & 2pm Tickets £6 full price / £5 children Age 2 - 5 year olds

Family Events

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Stick Man & Co With Julia Donaldson

Stick Man lives in the Family Tree With his Stick Lady love and their stick children three . . . An hour of fun with award-winning author Julia Donaldson and her husband Malcolm. They will be acting out Julia’s stories and singing her songs, with lots of help from the audience. Come and meet Stick Man plus many other characters from Julia’s books, and be prepared for a guest appearance by the Gruffalo himself. After the event, Julia will be signing copies of her books, including her recent best-sellers Zog, Cave Baby, and Freddie and the Fairy. Half of Julia’s proceeds from the two performances will go to the Scottish charity Artlink Central.

Sunday 10 October 1pm & 4pm Tickets £6 full price £5 conc Age 5+

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Family Events


Theatre Hullabaloo

The Night Pirates Theatre Hullabaloo, in partnership with the Egg, presents a fantastical ballet with puppets and pirates for children aged three years old and above and their families to enjoy. One night, young Tom is awoken by noises outside his house. He peeps out of the window and what should he see but PIRATES. And stranger still - they're GIRL PIRATES stealing the front of his house! The Night Pirates is presented with kind permission from Egmont Publishing.

Sat 16 October 11am & 2pm Tickets £6 full price / £5 children Age 3+

Stillmotion in association with Starcatchers presents

We Dance Wee Groove Dancers - some of Scotland’s finest choreographic talent - will help you to get physical and explore the dance floor with your trendy tots. Wiggling, waddling, crawling, rolling, jumping, jiggling and running around! We Dance, Wee Groove is all about using your imagination, joining in and having fun.

“a tremendous way for the very young to engage with music, movement and the sheer joy of just grooving to a beat” The Herald

Fri 22 October 10.30am & 1.30pm Sat 23 October 11am & 2pm Tickets £8 full price / £26 family of four Age 0 - 4

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Théâtre Sans Frontières presents

La Pelota Mágica (The Magic Ball) Brother and sister Luis and Natalia are playing in the foothills of the Andes when they see a beautiful, shimmering ball and chase after it. However, the ball belongs to the cold-eyed witch of the mountains who uses magic to trap Natalia. Seeking help from the wise old man Atahualpa and el Cóndor the most noble bird of the Andes, can Luis rescue Natalia in time? This delightful tale is easy to follow for even non-Spanish speakers and is brought to life in true TSF style using puppets, actors and vibrant live music.

‘Fantastic experience for children - brilliant inclusion of puppets, songs, scenery and live action.’ Teacher, Amble Links First School Saturday 23 October 3pm & 6pm Tickets £6 full price / £5 children Age 6 - 10 and their families and friends

Baby Loves Disco The fun spills out again from macrobert - the coolest venue in town - as the children (and parents!) let loose for an afternoon dance party featuring real music spun by real DJs blending classic disco. Plus a bubble machine, Gymboree chill-out zone with inflatables, tunnels and musical instruments, free face-painting, complimentary drinks and healthy snacks for the children, and dancing... lots of dancing!

Sunday 7 November 1pm - 4pm Tickets £8 per person non walking babies go free Age 6 months +

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Family Events


Youth Music Theatre Scotland presents

Billy Elliot To celebrate five amazing years in the West End, the producers of Billy Elliot the Musical launched an exciting new initiative that provides schools and youth groups around the country with the opportunity to perform their own productions of this internationally award-winning show. So we are delighted that macrobert, in partnership with Youth Music Theatre Scotland, have taken part with their own local production showcasing the work of these incredibly talented local young people.

Thursday 15 July 7.30pm, Friday 16 July 7.30pm, Saturday 17 July 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets £8 full price / £6 conc

Exhibitions Stirling's Nurseries

Making Children’s Early Learning Visible Children, families and members of the community come and join us in a ten year celebration of a special and distinctive way of working with young children. Documentation, a pedagogical approach, which makes children’s early learning visible has been implemented and developed across Stirling’s nurseries over the last ten years. Come along and share your views with us and let your voices be heard alongside the children’s.

Tuesday 5 October Sunday 7 November Free entry

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Treehouse crèche What is Treehouse? Treehouse is the perfect place to bring your little ones aged 6 weeks - 12 yrs for their first taste of creative play - and it’s ideal if you need a couple of hours grown up time! Treehouse is open from 9.15am - 1.15pm Monday - Friday. Cost £5 per hour with discounts for siblings. Generous discounts for maccard holders. For more information or to book pop along or call Tickets and Information on 01786 466666

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Open Days at Treehouse - a chance for you to join in the fun and get creative with your little ones, taking part in arts and craft activities.

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Family Fridays 2pm - 3pm every Friday* *(from 9 July - sessions prior to this date run from 1.45pm - 2pm) Parents can join in the arts and crafts fun with their children, and visiting artists will be on hand to expand your imagination! Family Friday tickets cost just £4 for 1 adult and up to 2 children’s admission.

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Treehouse Creche


October Art Factory Sessions at Treehouse Art factory single day sessions £8, 2 day sessions £16 unless otherwise stated.

Monday 11 October 2.30 - 4.30 pm 3 -6 yrs wooden peg hedgehogs

Tuesday 12 October 2.30 - 4.30 pm 3 - 6 yrs Face painting / cheek art

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Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 October 2.30 - 4.30 pm 7 -10 yrs Culinary Creations: design & decorate your own apron, chefs hat and cook book and prepare

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your very own tasty pizza!

Friday 15 October 2pm - 3pm Family Friday: Autumn leaf printing (Cost £4 per ticket 1 ticket covers 1 adult and up to 2 children)

For more information or to book, please call Tickets & Info on 01786 466666 or visit www.macrobert.org

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Youth Groups Summer/Autumn 2010 Experience the inspiration and power of the arts; develop skills in dance, drama and filmmaking. Let your imagination and creativity flow in macrobert’s youth groups! All of our creative classes are led by our resident professionals and most classes have the option of performing live at macrobert each spring. Summer term begins 16 August 2010 and Autumn term begins 13 September 2010 (Each term runs for 10 weeks)

Monday Streetdance 1 (SD1) Come and join our crew, you'll learn new routines and practice tricks and freezes to wow your friends! Age: P2 - P6 Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm Cost: £50 per term

Streetdance 2 (SD2) Our older crew get to try out more complicated routines, tricks and freezes - all with an urban flava'. Age: P7 - S6 Time: 5.45pm - 7.00pm Cost: £50 per term

Tuesday

macrobert Young Company (MYC) Our own resident young people’s theatre company work with the macrobert’s resident artists, as well as some of the UK’s leading theatre practitioners to create dynamic and daring new theatre performances. Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm Age: S5+ Cost: £60 per term (additional project fees may apply)

Thursday macrobert Youth Theatre @ Dunblane Be creative and work collaboratively through theatre games, improvisation, role play, characters, voice, movement and text. Age: P6 - S1 Time: 5.00pm - 6.30pm Cost: £60 per term

macrobert young film crew (YFC) macrobert Youth Theatre 1 (MYT1) This class helps build confidence for younger children; developing core performance skills and encouraging creative expression. Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm Age: P2 - P3 Cost: £50 per term

macrobert Youth Theatre 4 (MYT4) Continuing the development of performance skills and exploring different theatre styles, including text-based, devised, site-specific and street theatre. Time: 5.45pm - 7.15pm Age: S2 - S4 Cost: £60 per term

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A hands on class with master classes from industry professionals, you can explore film making techniques and gain a valuable insight into the world of making movies. Time: 6pm - 8pm Age: S1 - S6 Cost: £80 per term

Friday macrobert Youth Dance Company (MYDC) Explore contemporary dance styles, be creative and perform in many different venues and take part in exciting projects with other dance groups. Age: S1 - S6 Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm Cost: £60 per term

Youth Groups


Saturday macrobert youth theatre 2 (MYT2) This class also helps build confidence for younger children; developing core performance skills and encouraging creative expression. Time: 9.45am - 11.00am Age: P4 - P5 Cost: £60 per term

macrobert youth theatre 3 (MYT3) Building core theatre skills and challenging young people’s imagination and creativity through exploring drama techniques. Time: 11.30am - 1.00pm Age: P6 - P7 Cost: £60 per term

macrobert youth theatre 5 (MYT5) Collaborative work through theatre games, improvisation, role play, characters, voice, movement and text. Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm Age: P6 - P7 Cost: £60 per term

macrobert youth theatre 6 (MYT6) Continue to develop performance skills while exploring different theatre styles, including text-based, devised, site-specific and street theatre. Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm Age: S3 - S4 Cost: £60 per term

To join our youth groups contact Helen Doherty at: helen.doherty@macrobert.org with the following details: name, date of birth, school year and mailing address or call on 01786 467152.

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Hired Events

macrobert is available to hire for your special event, show or conference. Call Kate on 01786 467153 for more information.

Reflection Singing since the age of seven, Andrea Wilson has performed on stage in many productions and was a finalist in both X-factor and BBC’s Over the Rainbow with Andrew Lloyd Webber. A night of pure entertainment with talented support performers and dancers!

Saturday 25 September 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 conc

The SUDS Festival Stirling University Drama Society (SUDS) presents the hilarious bi-annual SUDS Festival. A collection of original comedy sketches with extra song and dance to the mix. All written, directed and performed by SUDS. A comedy treat not to be missed.

Friday 8 October 7.30pm Tickets £5

Stirling University Drama Society presents Willy Russell's hilarious comedy

Stags and Hens! The play focuses on a group of girls and local lads who venture out for a night of pre-marriage stag and hen party celebrations. The action takes place in the Gents and Ladies loos of a tacky club, where Dave and Linda (bride and groom-to-be) have decided, unbeknownst to each other, to hold their stag and hen parties. SUDS updates this production bringing it into Stirling 2010! A comedic riot and one not to be missed. Visit www.stirlingunidramasoc.com for more details.

Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 October 7.30pm Tickets £7 / £5 conc

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Hired Events


The Gang Show Local Scouts and Guides return to the macrobert with their fast moving revue: Stirling Gang Show 2010. This is a production full of song, dance and laughter that is suitable for all ages. Don't miss it!

Wed 27 October - Saturday 30th October 2010 7.30pm daily Ticket prices vary from £6.50 - £10

Stirling & Bridge of Allan Operatic Society fundraiser

Musical Showstoppers 2010 Stirling and Bridge of Allan Operatic Society presents an evening of musical delights from the world of musicals and films featuring a professional line up of Singers led by Linda Ormiston and James Nicol. The evening is musically directed by Andrew Nicol.

Sunday 31 October 7.30pm Tickets £12

Doug Scott

Himalaya Alpine Style Doug Scott has made 45 expeditions to the high mountains of Asia. He has reached the summit of 40 peaks, of which half were climbed by new routes or for the first time in Alpine Style, without the use of artificial oxygen. He has reached the highest peaks on all seven continents - "the seven summits”. From the fragments of experience described and the wonderful images shown, the audience will know more about the lure of the unknown and the courage and commitment required to go there. Doug will also be joined by Gelong Karma Jiga, a senior Buddhist monk and project director of Rokpa Dundee.

Saturday 6th November 7pm Tickets £12 / £10 conc

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Tickets and Information opening hours

How to get here

9am - 8.30pm Monday - Saturday

How To Book

Northbound, follow signs North and take the M9 motorway from Edinburgh or M80 from Glasgow. At Dunblane roundabout follow signs for Bridge of Allan and entrance to University is on left as you exit the village. Southbound, take the A9 South and follow signs for Stirling. Follow signs for Bridge of Allan.

Online: www.macrobert.org

Bus

Call: 01786 466666

Call First Bus Edinburgh on 01324 613777

10am - 8.30pm Sunday

By Car

Visit: University of Stirling Campus

Train

Contact Us

Stirling has excellent links with Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. The station is 10 minutes away by bus or taxi.

Add: macrobert, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA Tel: 01786 466666

Terms and Conditions:

Admin Office: 01786 467155 Fax: 01786 466600 Email: info@macrobert.org

Access macrobert is fully wheelchair accessible, please let us know if you require wheelchair access in the auditoria

Refunds Tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded except in the event of a cancellation by macrobert.

Group Bookings We offer 1 free ticket for every 10 purchased and 1 free ticket with every 16 purchased for Christmas shows.

at the time of booking

Latecomers may not be admitted to performances.

Baby changing and feeding Points to note: Baby changing facilities are available in both ladies

Many shows sell out, please book in advance to

and gents toilets. In addition we have a fully

avoid disappointment.

accessibly baby care room with a private area for

Macrobert reserves the right to make alterations to

feeding. Mothers who breastfeed are welcome to

The use of cameras and recording equipment is not permitted.

do so anywhere in the macrobert building.

the programme. Weekday matinee parking can be difficult - please leave extra time to find a space.

Information

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July Thurs 15 Fri 16 Sat 17

December Billy Elliott Billy Elliott Billy Elliott

7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm

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The Lady Boys... 8pm Whirlin’!...n’... 8pm

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The Lady Boys... Big Box Of... The Not So... The Chooky... A Promised... Reflection Scotty & Lulu Danny Bhoy

8pm 2pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 7.30pm 1.30pm 4pm 8pm

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Paperbelle 11am 2pm Such A Bloke &... 8pm Romeo and... 8pm Romeo and... 1pm 8pm Romeo and... 1pm 8pm The Suds Fes... 7.30pm Romeo and... 8pm Romeo and... 8pm Stick Man & Co 1pm 4pm Carmen 7.30pm The Night Pirates 11am 2pm Horse 8pm SNJO 7.30pm The Bookie 8pm Stags and Hens 7.30pm The Tobacco... 7.30pm Stags and Hens 7.30pm We Dance... 10.30am 1.30pm Stags and Hens 7.30pm We Dance... 11am 2pm La Pelotica... 3pm 6pm The Gang Show 7.30pm The Gang Show 7.30pm The Gang Show 7.30pm The Gang Show 7.30pm Showstoppers 7.30pm

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Himalaya Alp... 7pm Baby Loves Disco 1pm Snow White 10.15am Snow White 10.15am Snow White 10.15am 7.30pm Snow White 2pm 7.30pm Snow White 10.15am Mr Snow 10am 1.45pm Snow White 10.15am

*Audio described and signed performances

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10am 1.45pm 10.15am 2pm 10am 1.45pm 10.15am 2pm 10am 1.45pm 10.15am 7.30pm 11am 2.15pm 2pm 7.30pm 11am 2.15pm 10.15am 10am 1.45pm 10.15am 9.45am 11.15am 10am 1.45pm 10.15am* 7.30pm 9.45am 11.15am 10am 1.45pm 10.15am 7.30pm 9.45am 11.15am 10am 1.45pm 10.15am 7.30pm* 9.45am 11.15am 1.30pm 11am 2.15pm 2pm 7.30pm 9.45am 11.15am 1.30pm 11am 2.15pm 10.15am 2pm 9.45am 11.15am 10am 1.45pm 10.15am 2pm 9.45am 11.15am 10am 1.45pm 10.15am 2pm 9.45am 11.15am 10am 1.45pm 10.15am 7.30pm 9.45am 11.15am 10.15am 7.30pm 9.45am 11.15am 11am 1.15pm 3.30pm 2pm 7.30pm 9.45am 11.15am 11am 1.15pm 3.30pm 10.15am 7.30pm 9.45am 11.15am 1.30pm 11am 2.15pm 2pm 7.30pm 9.45am 11.15am 1.30pm 11am 2.15pm 2pm 7.30pm 9.45am 11.15am 1.30pm 11am 2.15pm 2pm 7.30pm 9.45am 11.15am 1.30pm 11am 2.15pm 2pm 7.30pm 11am 2.15pm 2pm 7.30pm 11am 2.15pm 2pm 7.30pm 11am 2.15pm 2pm 7.30pm 11am 2.15pm 2pm 7.30pm 11am 2.15pm 2pm 7.30pm 11am 2.15pm 2pm

January 2011 Mon 3 Tues 4 Wed 5

Snow White Snow White Snow White

2pm 7.30pm 2pm 7.30pm 2pm 7.30pm

Tickets and Information

01786 466666 Book Online www.macrobert.org

Season Brochure Autumn 2010  

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