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HOLIDAYS AT MACROBERT EASTER WORKSHOPS @MACROBERT DAFT - A Multi-Arts Easter Workshop Politics - Ever thought what itʼs got to do with you? Ever wondered what politicians do all the time? Or perhaps you are really into it and you always prioritise Question Time or Newsnight over First Look, Twilight or Skins? Either way, weʼve got the perfect project for you. On 5 May Scotland votes to elect the members of the next Scottish Parliament. These MSPs are responsible for the budgets that fund schools and that invest in the arts, and so we thought macrobert should do something to mark this day. Weʼve decided, perhaps rather crazily, to attempt to keep macrobert open for the 24h marathon during which all the voting and results will happen and to try and fill it full of culture that relates to the theme of politics. We want to make an artistic response to these important events and certainly not one that is dull! The programme will be full of punchy engaging performances celebrating young voices in Scotland, and the things that young people want to say through the arts. So in the spirit of this we have created DAFT.

DAFT is an exciting week-long multi-arts project involving Dance, Art, Film and Theatre, led by macrobert's experienced artists in residence. Specialising in one of these art forms, you will create a multi-art performance that will be presented at the end of the week and again as part of our elections day event on 5 May.

For 12 – 18 year olds: Dance/Film/Theatre Full Week Intensive Workshop £75 (20 spaces for dance, 6 spaces for film, 20 spaces for theatre available) 4 - 8 Apr, 10.00am – 4.00pm (Please note: additional rehearsals may be required in the run up and you will be required to perform during the day on Thur 5 May)

For 6 weeks – 12 year olds: Art Sessions at the treehouse to create exciting artwork for the performances £5.50 per hour/£20 for 4 hours (limited spaces available) 4 – 8 Apr, 9.15am – 1.15pm (bookable by the hour)


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Don’t Look Down! - A performance skills workshop on physical comedy, laughter and creativity Led by Plutôt La Vie Artists This workshop is about exploring and creating good comedy and clowning. Itʼs about a state of being open, curious, playful and relaxed, without fear of failure. Through techniques including improvisation and theatre-clowning this workshop will explore the beautiful, frail, proud and ridiculous humanity of the performer, rather than just an idea or gag, which makes an audience laugh. £15 (includes a ticket to a performance of By the Seat of Your Pants) 9 Apr, 3.30 – 5.30pm, 12-18yrs

EASTER ART FACTORIES @TREEHOUSE Easter Chicks Mon 4 Apr, 2.30 - 4.30pm, 3-6yrs, 15 spaces, £10 Make your very own Easter chick and have fun with paints and collage!

Puppet Making Tues 5 Apr, 2.30 - 4.30pm, 3-6yrs, 10 spaces, £10 Have fun making puppets using wooden spoons, fabric, glue, paint, wool and lots more!

Clown Faces Wed 6 & Thur 7 Apr, 2.30 - 4.30pm, 7-10yrs, 2-day event, 10 spaces, £20 Get messy using plaster of paris to mould your very own clown face, and then decorate it with acrylic paints and fabrics.

Easter Bunny Baskets Mon 11 Apr, 2.30 - 4.30pm, 3-6yrs, 15 spaces, £10 Make a bunny shaped basket for all your little Easter eggs and decorate it using your own choice of materials.

Easter Face Painting Tue 12 Apr, 2.30 - 4.30pm, 3-6yrs, 15 spaces, £10 Be a bunny, chick or Easter egg and get your face painted by treehouse staff and have fun playing in the treehouse.

Beauty and the Beast Wed 13 & Thur 14 Apr, 2.30 - 4.30pm, 7-10yrs, 2-day event, 10 spaces, £20 Based on themes from Beauty and the Beast you can have lots of fun creating your story and crafts together with our dance and drama artists and the treehouse staff.


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STUNNING SHOWS @MACROBERT Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play Donʼt miss everyoneʼs favourite brother and sister, Charlie and Lola, in their extremely everso wonderful stage show! Tue 5 & Wed 6 Apr 11.00am, 1.30pm & 4.00pm Tickets from £10 suitable for ages 3+

By the Seat of Your Pants A fast, visual and funny clown show for family audiences: a hilarious exploration of relationships, slapstick and chairs as three men await their fate by the seat of their pants. Fri 8 Apr 2.00pm & 7.00pm, Sat 9 Apr 11.00am & 2.00pm Tickets from £5 suitable for ages 7+

Chouf Ouchouf Circus as you have never experienced it before! Collaborating with Swiss artists Zimmerman & de Perrot, Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger return to the UK with stunning acrobatics in a show that captures the danger, joy and urgency of life in Tangiers. Sat 16 Apr 8.00pm, Sun 17 Apr 3.00pm Tickets from £6 Suitable for ages 7+

Puppet Animation Festival at macrobert The Puppet Animation Festival offers children and their families opportunities to be transported to magical worlds of make-believe, with the best of puppet theatre and animation. Special festival pass for only £15/£12, individual show tickets from £5 all shows suitable for ages 5+

Small Worlds Tue 12 & Wed 13 Apr 10.30am, 12noon, 2.30pm & 4.00pm

Cloud Man Thur 14 Apr 11.00am & 2.00pm

Wolf Tales Mon 25 Apr 12.00noon & 3.00pm

GREAT FAMILY FILMS @MACROBERT Gnomeo & Juliet Yogi Bear The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Sat 2 – Thur 7 Apr Fri 8 - Thur 14 Apr Fri 15 – Sun 17 Apr


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BOOK NOW FOR OUR GREAT SUMMER HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS Little Shop of Horrors - A Musical Theatre Summer Project with Johnny McKnight Work with one of the most successful creative teams for pantomime in Scotland and other young people to stage a fantastic and punchy piece of musical theatre. A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a house-hold name in musicals, not at least thanks to a highly successful film version! You will be working with the professional team of director Johnny McKnight, musical director Alan Penman and choreographer Karen Martin, who stage our fantastic pantomime each year. Like the Young Cast in that show you will benefit from their talent and expertise throughout the rehearsal process and then be able to perform on the macrobert mainhouse stage for three performances. Whether youʼre looking for a fun way to spend your summer holidays or are interested in training in the arts in the future, this is the course for you! £250, 60 spaces available Mon 11 – Sat 30 Jul (NOT Sun 17 & 24 Jul) 10.00am – 5.00pm For 12-18 year olds Public performances will be on Fri 29 Jul (evening) & Sat 30 Jul (matinee and evening)

macrobert Backstage Pass - The Technical Summer School Are you already planning your future career as technician? Or are you simply interested in whatʼs going on behind the stage? Then we have the right thing for you. Train your technical theatre skills for one week, followed by two weeks of production. Under the supervision of our experienced macrobert technical staff you will learn the multiple disciplines required to run a show, from conception and rehearsals through to the finished production, and be active in the final look, feel and running of the performances. A very hands-on experience, not to be missed! We have spaces available in the following disciplines: lighting, sound, flying/stage and stage management. For health and safety reasons you have to apply for this workshop first. If youʼre interested, please email for an application form. £250, 12 spaces available (on application) Mon 11 – Sat 30 Jul (NOT Sun 17 & 24 Jul) 10.00am – 5.00pm For 12-18 year olds