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MACROBERT

Live Events Summer - Autumn 2014

Michael Clark Company

Central Scotland’s leading arts venue

Michael Clark Company Daniel Sloss Sunset Song Tales Of A Grandson Dance Derby & much, much more

Photo: Jake Walters, dancer: Harry Alexander

TICKETS WWW.MACROBERT.ORG

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CONTENTS Information Boothby Graffoe: Scratch / A Slow Air Craig Campbell’s Thrilling Mic Hunt / Dancing Queen The Show Uncle Varick / I Will Survive Michael Clark Company macroberts Commonwealth Community Showcase The Comedy Of Errors / The Lady Boys Of Bangkok HeLa / Back To Broadway Danny Bhoy / If These Spasms Could Speak White Rabbit, Red Rabbit / Daniel Sloss: Really…?! Sunset Song / Andy Cannon: Tales Of A Grandson Outlying Islands / Dance Derby Not About Heroes / Macbeth / Female Gothic Not Now, Bernard / The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer / White Little Howard’s Big Show For Kids / Head In The Clouds / Emily Brown And The Thing Aladdin / The Pine Tree, Poggle And Me Hires & Exhibitions Cinema Café Bar Support Us Take Part Map

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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/creativelearning

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macrobert charges a £1 per transaction charge on all card sales made online and by phone. This charge helps macrobert, a registered charity, to cover its associated costs. Please note that bookings made in person at macrobert by either cash or card are not subject to the charge. There is no charge for Friends of macrobert for phone transactions. Ticket prices for most shows from Sept 2014 with a purchase date from April 2014 onwards will include a small contribution to macrobert arts centre’s development fund. This contribution is included in the published ticket price. The fund helps protect the future of macrobert and is used to maintain and improve the arts centre’s facilities. 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 cannot 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.

GROUP BOOKINGS For great deals for groups of 10+ please email Albert McLure, on groups@macrobert.org or call 01786 466666.

ACCESS INFORMATION 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 and their assisting companion.

NEW WEBSITE Book your tickets quickly and easily 24 hours a day on our brand new website, launching 1st June 2014

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Makin Projects Ltd

BOOTHBY GRAFFOE: SCRATCH

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THU 15 MAY 8PM

£10 / £9 (CONC) / £5 (STUDENTS IN ADVANCE)

Join Arch-Surrealist Boothby Graffoe for a typically skewed looked at the weird little world of the UK lottery scratch card. Who buys them? How many do they buy? What, really, are the odds they might win? Have you got one? Do you want one? What would you do with all that money? These questions and several others, utterly unrelated, will be answered. Or will they? Who knows? Question marks are free, shall we keep using them? Will Boothby win during the show? More importantly, will he share any of his winnings with you?

“He plucks comedy from confusion and brilliance from thin air." Scotsman

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Borderline Theatre in association with The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

A SLOW AIR

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WED 21 MAY 7:30PM £13.50 / £12 (CONC) / £5 (STUDENTS AND SCHOOL GROUPS)

A gripping family drama by the Olivier Award-winning David Harrower, writer of Blackbird, Knives in Hens and Ciara You can feel blood. You can. Even after all this time. Morna and Atholl are brother and sister but they haven’t spoken to each other for 15 years. Now Morna’s son, Joshua, is turning 21 – and he’s planning a party. It’s going to be a night to remember!

“Superb…holds audiences enthralled”

★★★★ Scotsman

“Harrower's writing is so vivid...riveting. An amazingly intimate atmosphere that beguiles the audience”

★★★★ Times

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Avalon

CRAIG CAMPBELL’S THRILLING MIC HUNT FRI 23 MAY 8PM £15 Internationally acclaimed Canadian stand-up Craig Campbell brings his highly anticipated new live show to macrobert. Craig has supported Frankie Boyle on his last two sell-out national tours, has performed smokin' sets on Dave's One Night Stand (DAVE), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC One) and has more recently been touring the critically acclaimed 2012 Edinburgh show Return of the Lumberjacks alongside fellow Canadians Stewart Francis and Glenn Wool. A formidable force, Craig never fails to impress with his high octane, charismatic performances and hilarious anecdotes. Don't miss your chance to catch this master storyteller live.

“Bringing a tale to life like a young Billy Connolly” Edinburgh Evening News T I C K E T S

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Solid Gold Management

DANCING QUEEN THE SHOW SAT 24 MAY 7:30PM £18 / £16 (CONC) With a glittering cast of musicians, dancers and vocalists, Dancing Queen The Show is packed with all of ABBA's greatest hits performed with a dazzling showmanship that has garnered rave reviews from audiences and critics alike all over the UK and beyond. Authentic costumes, professionally choreographed dance routines and great audience interaction have firmly established Dancing Queen The Show as the UK's ultimate live ABBA tribute spectacular. So dust down your platforms, put on your flares and sing along with all of your favourites.

“An unbelievable show” Sunday Mail page 3

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A Rapture Theatre and Mull Theatre Co-Production

UNCLE VARICK

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WED 4 JUNE 7:30PM £13.50 / £12 (CONC) / £5 (STUDENTS AND SCHOOL GROUPS)

Rapture Theatre (The Sash) present John Byrne’s (Tutti Frutti; The Slab Boys) raucously funny adaptation of Chekov’s classic Uncle Vanya, relocated to 1960’s rural Scotland. Sandy Sheridan; pretentious art critic and selfproclaimed cultural icon returns from a rock and roll life in swinging London to his Scottish country pile with his new, much younger wife in tow. Waiting for him are his stoical daughter Shona and his acerbic ex-brother in law Uncle Varick. Add in the handsome local Doctor, the not so handsome local neighbour and you have a play full of comedy, pathos, and some very dodgy chainsaws. Scottish theatre legend Jimmy Chisholm (Para Handy; High Road) leads a cast of great performers in this hilarious night out, featuring a sensational sixties soundtrack, arranged and performed by Dave “Wildcat” Anderson. T I C K E T S

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Inside Out Productions

I WILL SURVIVE

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FRI 13 JUNE 7:30PM £10.50 / £9 (CONC) / £5 (STUDENTS) As long as we know how to love we know we’ll stay alive…

The love of great friends and a good night out can be powerful in mending a broken heart. Remind yourself just how true this is with tickets to this brilliant new musical comedy, I Will Survive from Inside Out Productions! Starring Leah MacRae from Gary Tank Commander and 51 Shades Of Maggie alongside Donna Hazleton from Channel 4's Musicality, Lauren Ellis Steele and Alison Rona Cleland. It features popular songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s and a whole bundle of laughs, taking you on a journey of love, loss and surviving it all...

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WED 18 & THU 19 JUNE 7:30PM £22.50 / £20.50 (CONC) / £7.50 (STUDENT STANDBY AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY JUNE 16) In 2014 Michael Clark Company returns to Scotland with a work set to a soundtrack by Relaxed Muscle, Scritti Politti and Sex Pistols amongst others. The piece continues Clark’s history of close collaboration with contemporary artists, designers and musicians, and includes lighting design from Charles Atlas and costumes by Stevie Stewart. Commissioned by Barbican, London. Co-produced by Barbican, London, Michael Clark Company, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and Tramway, Glasgow. Michael Clark Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. 2014 Scotland Tour is supported by Creative Scotland.

“There is nothing in dance quite like work from Michael Clark” ★★★★ Telegraph

“The dancers are formidable, and the lighting and costumes are transfixing” ★★★★ Guardian

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macrobert presents

MACROBERT’S COMMONWEALTH COMMUNITY SHOWCASE SAT 21 JUNE 4PM - 9PM macrobert’s Commonwealth Community Showcase is an opportunity for our community participants and performers to showcase their talents and perform on stage to a live audience. There’ll be funky routines, songs from Sunshine on Leith and Hairspray, thought-provoking performances and live music courtesy of Big Noise Brass. Featuring macrobert’s Youth Theatre, Musical Theatre and Youth Dance Companies; Adult Dance groups and performance projects as well as invited guests Indepen-dance 4 and the Big Noise Project. Festivities start from 4PM.

Indepen-dance 4

TIMETABLE*: 4PM

MYT 1 & MYT2/3 shows - All tickets £3

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MYT 4 & macrobert Young Company present #PARENTSBELIKE - All tickets £5

6:15PM

Big Noise Brass - FREE Non-Ticketed

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Dance & Musical Theatre showcase with invited guests Indepen-dance 4 - All tickets £5

All Day

Exhibition featuring performers from Townbreak Day Group

* Timetable may be subject to change - please check macrobert’s website for updates.


Bard In The Botanics

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

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Two sets of twins separated at birth - two masters and two servants. When a twist of fate brings them all together in the same town on the same day, the stage is set for a hilarious tale of mistaken identity, assumed personas and wild mishaps. Bard in the Botanics are delighted to be returning to macrobert with a brand new production of Shakespeare’s most riotous and heartwarming comedy. Please note that this is an unseated outdoor event and you are welcome to bring your own rugs, cushions or small camping chairs. Alternatively, chairs can be hired for £2.00. These must be ordered in advance by Weds June 25th. Please note that macrobert cannot provide chairs after this date.

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THE LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK: RED HOT KISSES

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The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in another sizzling and seductive production. Get hot under the collar whilst the stars burn up the stage in Red Hot Kisses- the brand new show for 2014. Setting the stage on fire with a fabulous mix of fun and frolics, this blazing hot production includes 16 of Thailand’s most beautiful and intriguing lady boys, performing a show like no other! The new show drips with diamante and sizzles with new songs and side splitting comedy in the usual truly glamorous style, with even more flamboyant costumes, painstaking immaculate make up and show stopping choreography, this show is not to be missed.

“An irresistible evening which guarantees a great night out” British Theatre Guide

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Iron-Oxide

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WED 10 SEP 7:30PM £12 / £10.50 (CONC) / £5.50 (STUDENTS)

1951, Henrietta Lacks walks into the coloured section of a hospital in Baltimore with a pain in her abdomen. A cell sample taken without her permission was used as the raw material for some of the most important scientific discoveries of the past 100 years. This solo show by Adura Onashile takes as its inspiration the true life story of Henrietta Lacks and the extraordinary life of the HeLa cell line. HeLa comes to macrobert following a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Winner of the Best Scottish Show on the Fringe Award. Total Theatre and Amnesty International Award Nominee.

"This is a piece of theatre that not only entertains and moves, but asks essential questions about medical ethics, vulnerability and the abuse of trust." ★★★★ Scotsman T I C K E T S

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Back To Broadway

BACK TO BROADWAY SUN 14 SEP 7:30PM £15.50 / £13.50 (CONC) / £50 FAMILY SAVER (MAX 2 ADULTS, MIN 2 CHILDREN)

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Back To Broadway is the all-singing, all-dancing, theatrical sensation that invites you to take a breathtaking journey through the magical world of musicals! Now in its 3rd successful year, Back To Broadway returns with a stunning new show for 2014. All the best-loved songs from the world’s greatest musicals are showcased in a spellbinding and captivating stage spectacular! Be enthralled by the unforgettable ‘One Day More’ from Les Misérables, the uplifting ‘Time Of My Life’ from Dirty Dancing and the fantastic ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked: just some of the timeless showstoppers performed live on stage by some of the country’s finest performers currently touring the UK. So join us for an evening of non-stop entertainment that will leave you clamouring for more. With unforgettable performances, dazzling costumes and original choreography, all backed by a stunning New York setting, Back To Broadway is the hit show not to be missed!

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Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd

DANNY BHOY: PLEASE UNTICK THIS BOX TUE 16 SEP 8PM £15.50 Danny Bhoy has become one of the most globally successful and prolific comics working in the world today. A natural gift for storytelling combined with a razor-sharp wit makes him one of the most unique and exciting stand ups to emerge in recent years. He regularly sells-out tours across Australia, New Zealand and North America highlighting the diversity and international appeal of this well-travelled and hard-working young Scot. He has built up a massive global following on one of the most reliable social media platforms of them all - word of mouth.

"One of the most sparkling wits in the world." The Montreal Gazette

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The Arches Presents: Robert Softley

IF THESE SPASMS COULD SPEAK WED 17 SEP 7:30PM

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£12 / £10.50 (CONC) / £5.50 (STUDENTS) We know you want to look, to stare even. It’s OK. You’re allowed. An outstanding solo performance based on a collection of funny, sad, touching and surprising stories about disabled people and their bodies. Created and performed by actor Robert Softley (co-creator of National Theatre of Scotland’s Girl X) this show was a smash hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. An engaging, highly humorous and interactive performance about disabled people that exposes a truth behind bodies that differ from the norm.

“Fine, fierce and inspirational” ★★★★ Herald

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An Aurora Nova Production

WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT

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‘I was born on Azar 19th, 1360 in Tehran. That’s Tehran, December 10th, 1981 in Christian years ... ’ Imagine being 29 and forbidden to leave your country. Nassim Soleimanpour dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play from Iran. Forbidden to travel, he turns his isolation to his own advantage with a play that requires no director, no set and a different actor for every performance. Performed by macrobert favourite Johnny McKnight.

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Live Nation In Association With MZA Present

DANIEL SLOSS: REALLY…?! FRI 26 SEP 8PM £10 The smash-hit, hilarious new show from comedy’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning half-man-half-Xbox. With 7 consecutive sold-out Edinburgh Fringe seasons under his belt, Daniel has also toured extensively through the UK, Australia & USA, appeared on TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News and Conan O’Brien and released his debut DVD… We’re Really…?! delighted to welcome Daniel back to macrobert.

‘Meteroric… Has them rolling in the aisles’ ★★★★ Scotsman

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AUTUMN LIVE HIGHLIGHTS ON SALE NOW Sell a Door Theatre and The Beacon Arts Centre

SUNSET SONG

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WED 1 & THU 2 OCT 7:30PM £14 / £12.50 (CONC)/ £5.50 (STUDENTS & SCHOOLS) Chris Guthrie is bound to a harsh farming life by her intense love of the land. She dreams of the seductive yet distant world of books and learning, but when war breaks out, Chris suddenly finds herself facing a very different reality as a widowed, single mother in a land altered beyond recognition. This revival of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic – recently voted Scotland’s most popular novel of all time- marks a hundred years since the start of the First World War.

A MINI FESTIVAL ABOUT FAMILY - FEATURING TALES OF A GRANDSON BY ANDY CANNON SAT 18 OCT £5 (INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS) / £10 (ALL 3 CHAPTERS) / 1 FREE TICKET FOR GRANNY OR GRANDDAD WITH EVERY FAMILY GROUP! macrobert's Mini Festival About Family is a day for people of all ages to come together and share everything that makes a modern family. Unforgettable stories, common threads, big laughs... and a lot of tea and cake. This year’s festival’s main feature is a new production created by storyteller Andy Cannon. Tales of a Grandson is Andy’s version of the history of Scotland. Accompanying Andy and adding to the Tales are a local cast of dancers, a choir of grannies and some of Scotland’s finest musicians. Tales of a Grandson is a story for all the family to enjoy, presented in three chapters - The Dig, The Feast, and the Hooly. You can choose to hear just one chapter but we encourage you to stay for the day, to join in the feast and the hooly and help Andy in his quest to tell Scotland’s great story.

TALES OF A GRANDSON PERFORMANCE TIMES AND TICKETS: 2PM - 3PM 4PM - 5PM 6PM - 7PM

CHAPTER 1: THE DIG CHAPTER 2: THE FEAST (LIGHT FOOD WILL BE SERVED) CHAPTER 3: THE HOOLY (ENDING WITH A FAMILY CEILIDH)

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AUTUMN LIVE HIGHLIGHTS ON SALE NOW Firebrand in partnership with Heart of Hawick

OUTLYING ISLANDS FRI 17 & SAT 18 OCT 7:30PM

Company Chordelia In Association With Scottish Opera

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DANCE DERBY WED 22 OCT 7:30PM

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£12 / £10.50 (CONC) / £5.50 (STUDENTS) Award-winning Scottish Borders-based company Firebrand present an exciting new production of David Greig's highly-acclaimed play about loss of innocence. It is summer 1939 and two young Cambridge naturalists arrive on a remote Hebridean island to conduct a wildlife survey on behalf of the government. They are accompanied by Kirk, the island's tenant, and his attractive niece Ellen. When Kirk inadvertently reveals to the boys the true reason for their mission, they are drawn into a primeval world of emotional discovery, sexual passion, voyeurism and murder.

"Comic, touching, powerfully erotic" ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

This powerful and hugely energetic dance theatre production opened to critical acclaim during Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 and now comes to macrobert for one night only. The dance marathons of Depression-era America, with strict rules, extreme conditions and ferocious competition, were the reality shows of their day. Attracting huge audiences they could last for weeks on end, with competitors stopping for only ten minutes every two hours to sleep or wash. Ten dancers, two actors and a six-piece jazz ensemble bring this drama to life to a soundtrack of songs from the 1930s, performed by soprano Nadine Livingston. Company Chordelia Artistic Director Kally Lloyd-Jones directs and choreographs and Kennedy Aitchison leads the band.

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AUTUMN THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS ON SALE NOW Blackeyed Theatre

Scottish Opera

NOT ABOUT HEROES

MACBETH

FEMALE GOTHIC

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Dyad Productions

£14 / £12.50 (CONC) / £5.50 (STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS IN ADVANCE) The unforgettable story of two of the finest ‘Great War’ poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their inter-dependency, their poetry. Through the letters and poems of these two men, Stephen MacDonald’s acclaimed play paints a vivid and moving picture of their friendship and the conflict that brought them together. One hundred years on from the beginning of the First World War, Not About Heroes is both exhilarating and uncompromising in its exploration of love, war and a friendship that changed the face of British poetry.

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FRI 31 OCT 7:30PM

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Inspired by events in the war-torn Balkans, Dominic Hill’s acclaimed production is at once contemporary and ageless; a world of camouflageclad leaders and grungy, chainsmoking witches, where power is all but comes at a price. Unsettling and full of tension, the drama of Shakespeare’s play is underlined by the brilliance of Verdi’s score. Desperate and furious, at times ethereal and visionary, his music gets to the heart of this powerful story, intensifying the tragedy as Macbeth’s destiny unfolds. Sung in English with piano accompaniment Priority Friends On Sale 10AM WED 21 MAY General On Sale 10AM FRI 30 MAY

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From the company that brought you Austen's Women and I, Elizabeth... In the unquiet darkness between life and death, a haunted woman tells strange tales of the macabre and terrifying; eerie stories that have gathered dust and been forgotten. Until now. In the thrilling tradition of M R James and Edgar Allan Poe, join us on Halloween night for a literary spine-chiller celebrating three lost gothic works from the great Victorian female writers. Adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan; directed by Olivier Award-winner Guy Masterson.

“A macabre masterpiece. Ghostly, grisly and gorgeous. Don’t miss it” ★★★★★ Three Weeks

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FANTASTIC FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT @ MACROBERT A Unicorn Production

NOT NOW, BERNARD

Catherine Wheels

Imaginate Festival on Tour presents The Last Great Hunt

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SUN 11 MAY 12 PM & 2PM £8 / £15 (FAMILY OF 2); £22 (FAMILY OF 3); £29 (FAMILY OF 4)

THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK: DEEP SEA EXPLORER

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SAT 24 MAY 11AM Bernard's got a problem. He's found a monster in the back garden and his mum and dad are just too busy to notice. So Bernard tried to befriend the monster... and that doesn't go quite to plan. Loved by children, adults and monsters for over thirty years, David McKee's iconic picture-book will be vividly brought to life on the macrobert stage by Ellen McDougall, director of the Unicorn Theatre's recent and much-loved production of Henry the Fifth.

“In the theatre, this turns into a brilliant bit of business...when we see the full monster costume the kids squeal with delight” Guardian

£8 / £15 (FAMILY OF 2); £22 (FAMILY OF 3); £29 (FAMILY OF 4) Having charmed audiences worldwide, and received countless five star reviews and awards, this exquisite one-man show is a heart-warming and beautiful experience that's a remarkable pocket masterpiece of invention, staging and performance. The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is a highly imaginative fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music, telling the tale of a quiet hero, Alvin, and the search for his lost love in the seemingly endless depths of the ocean.

WHITE SAT 13 & SUN 14 SEP 11AM & 2PM £10 / £36 - WEE GROUP SAVER (GROUP OF 4 PEOPLE) Welcome to the beautifully strange world of White. Full of birdsong and birdhouses, it gleams and dazzles and shines in the night. Two friends look after the birds and make sure the eggs stay safe. We watch, we help. The world is bright, ordered and white. But high up in the trees, all is not white. Colour appears. First red... then yellow... then blue... White is a playful, highly visual show for very young children and is a perfect first time theatre experience.

“An utter delight no matter what your age” Times

Part of the Glasgow 2014 Culture programme

“A theatrical Wall-E” New York Times

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FANTASTIC FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT @ MACROBERT Makin Projects Ltd

Ipdip

Tall Stories

LITTLE HOWARD’S BIG SHOW FOR KIDS

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

EMILY BROWN AND THE THING

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£12.50 / £46 - WEE GROUP SAVER (GROUP OF 4 PEOPLE) Little Howard is the world’s only live interactive animation. He’s won so many awards and fantastic reviews and he’s only just celebrated his 6th birthday (for the tenth year in a row)! Following the success of their TV show Little Howard’s Big Question (CBBC) real human Big Howard and animated six-year-old Little Howard are bringing their unique family comedy show to macrobert. With interactive stand-up, live animation on stage and lots of jokes and songs this really is a show that all the family can enjoy.

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SAT 4 OCT 11:30AM & 2PM

SAT 11 OCT 1PM & 3PM

£8.50 / £30 - WEE GROUP SAVER (GROUP OF 4 PEOPLE)

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The sheep look down, the sheep look round, one sheep looks up and sees the clouds... Ipdip Theatre bring a delightful, multi-sensory performance where rhythmic storytelling is interwoven with sound, touch and visual treats. A 2013 Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show made especially for 0-4 year olds and families to enjoy together. Come and play!

Tall Stories (creators of the hugely popular Gruffalo stage show) present their brand new show, based on the much-loved book by Cressida Cowell.

“It’s impossible not to be won over by this extraordinarily inventive, spectacularly silly show”

One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley hear a Thing crying outside their window. He just can’t get to sleep. Emily Brown and Stanley set off on incredible adventures to find the Thing’s cuddly… his bedtime milk… his medicine… But nothing seems to help him settle. What’s really troubling the Thing – and will anyone ever get any sleep? Find out in this magical, musical show for everyone aged 3 and up.

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CHRISTMAS @ MACROBERT ON SALE NOW! Written by Johnny McKnight

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26 NOVEMBER 2014 4 JANUARY 2015

Aged 10 -17?

TICKETS FROM £14 FANTASTIC TICKET DEALS FOR GROUPS OF 10+

We are holding auditions for Aladdin Young Cast on Sunday 25 May at macrobert. For more information, please contact nicola.denman@macrobert.org / 01786 466 627

Want to get involved in this year’s fantastic macrobert panto?

Get ready to boo and hiss your way through another brand new Christmas spectacular at macrobert.

macrobert & Barrowland Ballet Presents

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Beasties, beasties, Buzzing bees, I'm not scared of climbing trees. A funny, sensory dance theatre piece for ages 3 and under, with live music, clapping rhythms and bubble popping throughout! page 17

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HIRED EVENTS & HIRE US FROM FILM PARTIES TO CANAPÉ RECEPTIONS, LIVE PERFORMANCES TO ANNUAL CONFERENCES, MACROBERT IS A UNIQUE VENUE THAT CATERS TO A LARGE VARIETY OF EVENTS. INTERESTED IN HIRING MACROBERT FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT? CALL ROBIN HOLDEN ON 01786 467153 OR EMAIL ROBIN.HOLDEN@MACROBERT.ORG

Faces of the Future

FACES OF THE FUTURE – SHOWCASE EVENT SUN 18 MAY 7.30PM £13.50 / £10.50 (CONC) Dance Academy

FROM STUDIO TO STAGE SAT 31 MAY & SUN 1 JUNE 3PM & 7.30PM £10 / £8 (CONC) Central Scotland Ballet School

TINSELTOWN SAT 7 JUNE 2PM & 7PM; SUN 8 JUNE 1PM & 6PM £9 Active Stirling

JUST DANCE WED 11 JUNE 7.30PM PRICES TBC Beaconhurst School

SWEENEY TODD TUE 24 & WED 25 JUNE 7.30PM £12 / £6 (CONC), UNDER 16 FREE (WITH A PAYING ADULT/CONCESSION) Scottish Community Drama Association

81ST BRITISH FINAL OF 1 ACT PLAYS FRI 27 & SAT 28 JUNE 7.30PM £16

EXHIBITIONS FORTH VALLEY OPEN STUDIOS 2014 SAT 3 MAY - SUN 1 JUNE (CLOSED ON MONDAYS) FREE

The 5th annual showcase exhibition of work produced Forth Valley Open Studios Artists.

THE SCOTTISH DIASPORA TAPESTRY TUE 24 JUNE - TUE 22 JULY (CLOSED ON MONDAYS) FREE

Telling Tales to Scotland! Discover the incredible global legacy of Scots and their culture in this breath-taking artistic tribute to the Scottish Diaspora. Stitched in 25 countries around the world, telling hundreds of individual tales of personal journeys, sacrifice, pride and achievement, this is one Homecoming exhibition which is not to be missed. page 18


CINEMA THE BEST VALUE CINEMA IN TOWN IS AT YOUR MACROBERT

MACROBERT FILMHOUSE Tickets just £6.50 / £6 (Conc) / £5 (Friends) £4.50 (Students) Midweek Matinee - Every Tuesday & Thursday at 2PM catch one of the latest releases and enjoy a delicious cup of tea or coffee for just £3! £4.50 Films @ 5pm - Each Wednesday and Friday at 5pm get the chance to see one of our programme highlights for the bargain price of £4.50! Check out the latest programme at

www.macrobert.org/cinema

NATIONAL THEATRE @ MACROBERT The very best in British theatre, beamed live to our cinema screen. NT LIVE ENCORE SCREENING: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME THU 22 MAY 7PM £12.50 / £10 (CONC)

NT LIVE: A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS THU 12 JUNE 7PM £12.50 / £10 (CONC)

For the latest programme, visit

www.macrobert.org/ntlive


MACROBERT CAFÉ BAR - TEL 01786 466610 THE MACROBERT CAFÉ BAR IS OPEN TUESDAY TO SUNDAY, FROM 10AM, TO EAT IN OR TAKEAWAY. TO DRINK Our coffee is triple certified (Fairtrade, organic and Rainforest Alliance) which means it is outstanding for quality, taste and coffee ethics. As well as an extensive selection of beers, wines and spirits, the bar also serves Suki loose leaf teas, biscuits and traybakes. There’s free Wi-Fi and a selection of daily newspapers.

TO EAT We have a choice of breakfast rolls from 10am - midday and serve a popular lunch menu on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sundays from 12pm - 3pm. Outwith of that, our café bar offers a selection of soup, paninis, cakes and traybakes. The Kitchen is open all day on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday serving lunch/dinner from midday to 7.30pm (last orders). Just take a note of your table number and order and pay at the cafebar.

THURSDAY NIGHT IS CURRY + MOVIE NIGHT Enjoy a freshly prepared home-made curry and either a pint of draught (Belhaven Best or Carlsberg), or a 175ml glass of wine or draught soft drink (pint) before settling down for a 7.30pm movie. Available every Thursday from 5pm. There is always one meat and one vegetarian option available. The cinema ticket costs £3.50 and the dinner/drinks £8.75. For full details, see www.macrobert.org Please note that £3.50 cinema tickets are not available for National Theatre Live screenings although you can still enjoy a curry/drink for £8.75.

FRIDAY FISH TEA (OR LUNCH) A macrobert favourite, big and filling. We take fresh haddock fillets from Mara of Aberdeen, batter them ourselves and serve with crisp French fries, peas, a bread roll and home-made tartare sauce. With either a pint of draught (Belhaven Best or Carlsberg), or a 175ml glass of wine or draught soft drink (pint) for £11.45. Available every Friday from 5pm. For full details, see www.macrobert.org

BIG BURGER SATURDAY A big and juicy 6oz beef burger, courtesy of award-winning butcher Simon Howie. Served in a white floured bun with a touch of mayo and relish. Served with crisp French fries and a salad garnish. With either a pint of draught (Belhaven Best or Carlsberg), or a 175ml glass of wine or draught soft drink (pint) for £10.75. Available every Saturday from 5pm. For full details, see www.macrobert.org

STUDENTS Students receive a 20% discount with valid ID on all drink and food.

FAMILY FRIENDLY Our café bar is family friendly with a children’s menu, high chairs, crayons and colouring-in sheets.

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Love your macrobert? Here’s how you, our audience, can work with us to keep Stirling and the Forth Valley’s leading arts centre a cultural hub to be proud of. macrobert is a charity and we rely on all our supporters to keep great arts flourishing in central Scotland. You can get on board as a supporter of macrobert from just £10 a year and to show our appreciation you’ll get a big thank-you in our season brochures and on our website, plus opportunities to get closer to the arts. Supporter

(£10 and above)

Bronze Supporter

(£75 to £119)

Silver Supporter

(£120 up to £199)

Gold Supporter

(£200 up to £499)

Platinum Supporter (£500 and above)

Take Your Seat! Looking for the perfect present for the cinema buff in your life, a unique way to celebrate a budding young dance fan or a lasting tribute to someone special? Sponsoring a seat at macrobert is your opportunity to make your mark in one of the country’s top arts centres. Seats are available in both our mainhouse and filmhouse and your inscribed plaque will remain on your chosen seat throughout the lifetime of the seat (guaranteed at least ten years). Seat sponsorship is £250 per seat, which can be paid in manageable instalments of £25. As a seat sponsor you will also be acknowledged as a Gold Supporter. We will get in touch with you to help select your favourite seat and draft your Dedication. With grateful thanks to all our supporters and: Patrons: Gordon & Alice Stewart, Alec & Lynne Carstairs Gold supporter: Coffeepots Ltd Silver supporter: Janice & Tom Ward


Classes | Workshops | Performance Opportunities for everyone in drama, dance, film, art and literature macrobert has a packed programme of activities through the year that will give you the chance to work with some of Scotland’s top artists, spark your imagination and give you the time and space to create, play, imagine, dream, take risks, have fun, make new friends and be inspired!

For further information on our Take Part opportunities go to www.macrobert.org/creativelearning

Classes for Adults In Autumn 2014 we’ll be introducing some new classes and courses for adults. Our first two will focus upon visual art and film. If you’re interested in finding out more, or being added to our mailing list, please contact the Creative Learning team at macrobert 01786 467154.

For more info contact creativelearning@macrobert.org The best place to find up to date information about creative learning opportunities at macrobert is our website www.macrobert.org/creativelearning

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Value for money continues at Stirling Management Centre, even in the holidays!

We have fantastic off-peak bed and breakfast rates available over the holidays, perfect for short breaks for all the family - come and explore the campus and take in the fresh air! Our rates include free access to the university's swimming pool, gymnasium and nine-hole par three parkland golf course. Visit www.smc.stir.ac.uk to make your booking and get the best rates. Stirling Management Centre, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA, 01786 451666

FIND US University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA macrobert is situated at the heart of the University of Stirling’s beautiful campus. There is parking on the campus. Frequent buses from Stirling town centre and the train station drop you right at our door. For all public transport options call Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.travelinescotland.com

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macrobert Live Events Summer-Autumn 2014  

The new Summer- Autumn live brochure for macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling