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LIVE EVENTS January - April 2017

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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS In 2017 the University of Stirling celebrates 50 years from its founding in 1967. Today it is ranked among the top 50 new universities in the world; a reputation that has been gained through the quality of its research and teaching, the impact it has had on society, and the skills and competencies of its graduates. Since its inception, art, heritage and culture have been valued at the University - in the belief that a creative environment stimulates creative thinking and can inspire a whole community. Today this is actively demonstrated through the ongoing commitment to Macrobert Arts Centre. To celebrate this landmark year we have live programme highlights, 1967 film classics and 50p (4/2d!) tickets on offer to University of Stirling Students (more details to be announced in Jan 2017). We are also launching a project with the University which connects new research ideas and discoveries to performance makers so that we can then share with you as great new productions. The live programme celebrations include Edward Albee’s brilliant Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which is celebrating 50 years since the Oscar winning movie was released, and alumna Christine Bovill presents her extraordinary performance of Piaf. 1967 was also a great year for film, with releases like The Graduate, Cool Hand Luke and The Jungle Book now looked upon as all-time classics. Look out for top films like these throughout 2017.

THE SEASON Mental well-being is important to us all especially in the darker months. This season we invite you to join us in connecting to the ideas and experiences of mental illness - explored in the live show Fisk, the film event The Closer You Get, in an exhibition Conversations for Change, and through a series of Conversation Events and Creative Learning opportunities for Schools (P3 to 6). Laughter can lift the spirits so we have Susan Calman and Mark Thomas joining winter regular Craig Hill, bringing more comedy joy into 2017. Susan regularly finds fun in her ‘crab of hate’ and describes herself as ‘the most joyous sad person you will ever meet’. Mark Thomas’ show celebrates another 50th anniversary, that of Wakefield Labour Club's iconic Red Shed, where Mark first performed and politically came of age, as a student involved in the miners’ strike. There are many great ways to join us as we ‘make active connections with people, communities and ideas for entertainment, wellbeing and understanding.’ We look forward to seeing you soon.


Julie Ellen, Artistic Director

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January Events Get More… from this season’s Conversation Starter January / February Events February / March Events April Events Coming in May Get Involved Thank You! We’re Accessible & Family Friendly Booking & Tickets

January Events

Exhibition | Arthouse Pam Van de Brug


Conceived by artist Pam van de Brug in January 2015, the award-winning exhibition has been on a mission to generate as many conversations about mental health in as many everyday places and situations as possible. The project is centred on the question ‘Is Mental Health a Difficult Topic for Everyday Conversation?’

FREE You can visit this exhibition whenever we’re open (with occasional exceptions for private events – please check with the Box Office)

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Event Cinema | Filmhouse National Theatre Live

NO MAN’S LAND (ENCORE) Thu 19 Jan, 7pm

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in No Man's Land, a glorious revival of Harold Pinter’s comic classic. One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. Following the broadcast there will be an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

Tickets: £14 / £11.50 Conc & Friends

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Dance | Mainhouse Ballet West


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Fri 20 Jan, 7.30pm Sat 21 Jan, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Using Tchaikovsky's stirring score and a moving adaptation of the original choreography, the dancers of Ballet West tell the story of the love of a young man for the cursed Odette. Unless true love can release her from the spell of the evil Von Rothbart, Odette is destined to spend her life as a swan.

We sell a selection of sweets, crisps, popcorn, candy floss and drinks so that you can enjoy a snack with your film or live event. We open at least 30 minutes before every film or performance and during any event intervals. Drop by to see what we have on offer!

Tickets: ÂŁ12.50 / ÂŁ10.50 Conc

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Get More… Intro to season focus

from this season’s Conversation Starter

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There’s an opportunity to Get More from our programme led by Conversation Starter Fisk. This visually stunning performance piece takes us inside the life experience of a young man, as his vivacious partner tries to help him find a way out of the dark mental state he’s trapped in. Both funny and moving, the show can help us all better understand some aspects of depression and is the starting point for a series of illuminating activities and discussions to help explore something of urgent importance to our communities. Julie Ellen (Artistic Director)

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Tortoise in a Nutshell in co-production with Teater Katapult, in association with Macrobert Arts Centre


Thu 26 Jan, 7.30pm Theatre | Mainhouse Recommended for age 14+ This is a story of a man and a fish and the unexpected impact they have upon one another. It weaves together a rich tapestry of puppetry, movement and intricate design, alongside an evocative original soundtrack, the piece draws audiences into an immersive marine world. Examining themes of depression, support and interconnection, the show is an exploration of the lengths we can go to in order to escape from ourselves, yet also finds joy in even the deepest and darkest of depths.

Tickets: £14.50 / £12.50 Conc / £5.50 Students


The performance will be followed by a short discussion event exploring the themes of the incidence and the impact of mental health problems on all our lives. This will be led by a panel of people with personal and professional insight.


The team behind the show are offering schools workshops to explore the themes of the show. Get in touch for more info and to book a workshop: Page 4

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Continuing the Conversation..... Special Film Screening & Workshop Programme Karen Guthrie, director of the award-winning documentary The Closer We Get, is working with students from the University of Stirling Social Work programme to explore the themes and ideas in her film. It’s a powerful and exquisitely-shot autobiographical portrait of loyalty, broken dreams and redemption that explores what happens when she takes on the care of her mother after a devastating stroke and her prodigal father returns.

Conversations For Change Exhibition

Drop by and experience this award-winning exhibition inspired by the following question: "Is mental health a difficult topic for everyday conversation?" More details on P1.

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Sunday Socials: FREE, for adults 16+

22 & 29 Jan, 5, 12, 19 & 26 Feb, 2pm to 4pm Join us for a regular drop in session for adults who would like to socialise in a supported environment with some creative input. Sunday Socials aim to support mental health and well-being in a safe, social space. Over the six weeks you’ll be supported by Catherine Middleton-Finlay and visiting artists to explore art, theatre and film. Our first two sessions will focus upon the exhibition Conversations for Change and the theatre performance Fisk.

Visual Art Workshop: FREE, for adults 16+ Thu 19 Jan, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Enjoy an introductory visual art workshop run by Reachout – an innovative, award winning, expressive arts self-help organisation based in Alloa, delivering activities and support that improve lives. Reachout has been supporting adults experiencing mental ill health for 23 years.

Find out more and join the conversation: Page 6

January/February Events

Event Cinema | Filmhouse Royal Opera House Live


Tue 31 Jan, 7.15pm International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic. Director David Bösch’s atmospheric and poetic staging puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman.

Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends Find a full list of event cinema screenings on our website –

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Comedy | Mainhouse


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Lakin McCarthy and Mark Thomas, in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse


Recommended for age 16+

A story of strikes, fights, dinner ladies and commies. Crap beer, great beer, burgers and burger slingers. Pickets, placards, friendship, love, history, dreams and above all remembering ‘“Evocative… hard to resist”


Part theatre, stand up, journalism, activism, it’s the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community in a small wooden shed.

Tickets: £15.50 / £13.50 Conc / £5.50 Students

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Event Cinema | Filmhouse

National Theatre Live

Royal Opera House Live

Thu 2 Feb, 7pm

Wed 8 Feb, 7.15pm


Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

Tickets: £14 / £11.50 Conc & Friends


The pioneering literary work of Virginia Woolf is the inspiration for multi-awardwinning choreographer Wayne McGregor's brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. McGregor has long been at the cutting edge of ballet, working with collaborators from across the artistic world, and in this critically acclaimed work he combines themes from three of Woolf's landmark novels – Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves – with elements of her letters, essays and diaries.

Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends

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February Events

Event Cinema | Filmhouse Royal Shakespeare Company Live

THE TEMPEST Thu 9 Feb, 7pm

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. On a distant island a man waits... Robbed of his position, power and wealth; his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island, and nothing is what it seems. In a unique partnership with Intel, the production will be using today’s most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends Find a full list of event cinema screenings on our website –

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Theatre | Playhouse


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Tamasha and the Belgrade Theatre Coventry in association with Pilot Theatre present


Tue 14 Feb, 7.30pm Recommended for age 14+

A thrilling new play about motherhood and blood ties between women and nations in a brave new world. In a surrogacy clinic in Gujarat, three women come together. Londoner Eva is in motherhood’s last chance saloon. For village girl Aditi, a dairy worker and single mother, surrogacy is a lifeline out of poverty. For clinic owner and businesswoman Dr Gupta, it’s all just another transaction. But with the backdrop of profound global forces, can it possibly stay that simple?

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students

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For ages 2 to 5

Family | Playhouse Fish and Game and The Unicorn Theatre


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THE POLAR BEARS GO UP Thu 16 Feb, 1pm & 3pm

The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They’ve lost their balloon and they need to get it back. It’s time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. One thing’s for sure, the only way is up! These two lovable Polar Bears are intrepid explorers, famous for their wild expeditions. This time they’ll be climbing trees, jumping on clouds and reaching for the stars as they race all the way up to space. Of course, they’ll stop for sandwiches on the way!

Tickets: £8.50 / £30 Wee Group Saver

Event Cinema | Filmhouse National Theatre Live


Thu 16 Feb, 7pm Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, in this electrifying production broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.

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February Events

For age 5+

Comedy | Mainhouse

Family | Playhouse


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Red Bridge Arts and Traverse Theatre Company

Recommended for age 16+

Sat 18 Feb, 2.30pm & 6pm

Hot on the heels of last year’s sell-out tour, your favourite jet-fuelled kilted pleasure shoots back to Stirling like a rocket full of fun! Craig is certainly ‘up’ and most definitely coming, so make sure you book early!

From the cosy horsebox they call home, Andy and Andy take the bit firmly between their teeth and tell the classic tale of Black Beauty as you've never seen it before.

MZA and CHill Productions

Fri 17 Feb, 7.30pm

‘Flat-out hilarious... I’ve not heard a room laugh so long and hard… the audience was in absolute paroxysms of laughter… Genuinely funny.’ ***** MIRROR

Tickets: £16.50 / £13.50 Conc

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Blending storytelling, music and puppetry, this vibrant re-telling of Black Beauty is sure to warm your heart during the coldest of winter nights. Performed by Andy Manley (Mikey & Addie) and Andy Cannon (Tales of a Grandson), with design by Shona Reppe (White).

Tickets: £8.50 / £30 Wee Group saver

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Exhibition | Arthouse

12 [HONS] 2017

Japan Week | Various University of Stirling

Mon 20 Feb to Wed 29 Mar


An exhibition of work from twelve University of Stirling students studying for a BA Art & Design (Hons) - previously students at Forth Valley College. Their work is inspired by themes examined in their Practice Based Research unit and helps inform the output of their dissertation.

Be inspired, educated and entertained by the varied programme of activities, talks and performances that is Japan Week 2017 at the University of Stirling.

The exhibitors: Emma Crombie, Amy Downs, Roisin Gallagher, Zoe Green, Carmel Knox, Joanna McCulloch, Bethan McGinley, Ruth Menzies, George Price, Rhonwyn Reid, Robert Wallace and Rebecca Young


You can visit this exhibition whenever we’re open (with occasional exceptions for private events – please check with the Box Office)

Mon 20 to Wed 22 Feb

Experience talks, workshops and demonstrations on different aspects of the country’s history and culture. There’s also a selection of Japanese themed films in our Filmhouse, music from the Edinburgh Quartet and a lecture on and a performance of the Koto (Japanese Harp) in our Playhouse - Wed 22 Feb from 6pm (FREE, but registration required). Full programme details and register: Page 12

February Events

Entertainment | Mainhouse Stage Acts Entertainment


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This 5 star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time is back by popular demand! Enjoy a concert celebration of the iconic music from the multi-award winning soundtrack to Dirty Dancing. It’s a high energy, emotional roller-coaster with breath-taking choreography and buckets of nostalgia. Enjoy classic songs from the film - Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me – put your dancing shoes on get ready to have the time of your life!

Event Cinema | Filmhouse Royal Opera House Live

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Tue 28 Feb, 7pm (Live) Thu 2 Mar, 7pm (Encore) Sun 5 Mar, 2pm (Encore)

A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's landmark staging was revived for the Company's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006.

*Please note this production is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage on tour in the UK and worldwide

First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this Sleeping Beauty a spectacle like no other.

Tickets: Tickets: £17.50 / £15.50 Conc

Tickets: : £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends

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YOUR EVENT – OUR VENUE Local | Mainhouse Active Stirling

THINK DANCING 2017 Tue 28 Feb, Tue 25 & Wed 26 Apr, 7pm

Come along and enjoy a night of dance by children who attend Active Stirling’s Community Dance Programme.

All Tickets: £7.50

Interested in hiring Macrobert Arts Centre for your event? We’d be delighted to help make it a memorable and engaging experience.

get in touch

Robin Holden (Events & Projects Co-ordinator): 01786 467153 or robin.holden@ ‘The staff are always incredibly supportive at all levels. It’s a pleasure to return each year.’ YDANCE

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March Events

Theatre | Mainhouse Icarus Theatre Collective


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Thu 2 Mar, 10.30am & 7.30pm Recommended for age 11+

Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation… bold, gripping and action-packed! The spirit of a murdered king, the wrath of a vengeful son, and the turmoil of Denmark in 1601, Shakespeare’s most iconic and challenging play tells the tale of young Prince Hamlet avenging his father’s death and fighting the new King who stole his throne. Blending traditional and physical theatre with a musical score, this production brings vividly to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters in a way you’ve never seen before.

Tickets: £14.50 / £12.50 Conc / £5.50 Students / *£2.50 Schools *10.30am performance only

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Music | Mainhouse Christine Bovill


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Fri 3 Mar, 7.30pm No glamour. No gimmicks. No pretence. Nothing but a voice! Christine Bovill’s PIAF is as much a play as it is a musical and a moving theatrical homage to one of France’s most endearing icons. Enjoy some of Piaf’s best known songs, threaded through her story and Christine’s own remarkable journey. An alumna of the University of Stirling, Christine returns to her alma mater for the first time, with what promises to be a very special evening’s entertainment!

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 students

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International Women's Day

Music | Mainhouse


Theatre | Mainhouse Stage Adura Onashile


Sat 4 Mar, 7.30pm

Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pm

An evening of unadulterated acoustic blues and electric blues rock from Macrobert Arts Centre regulars Main Street Blues - one of the most prominent Scottish bands to emerge in the genre.

'The country change, the city change, the people dem think they change, but I tell you dem s**t the same. Dem all dey run from it the same.'

Be entertained by a combination of acoustic and electric blues with some funk material thrown in too. The band has sold out performances at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival for the past 5 years and part of their set was broadcast by BBC when the band played the Main Stage at the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in August 2016. ‘Simply First Class’ – Press & Journal

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc

Recommended for age 14+

One toilet attendant. Two sets of toilets. One night. Worlds apart. The story of a Nigerian nightclub toilet attendant, working in the toilets of a fictional club based on the Shimmy Club in Glasgow. Her conflicted journeys spliced with flashbacks to the toilets of the Shrine nightclub in Lagos, Nigeria, where her younger self dreams of becoming a dancer in the revolutionary band of the late Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti.

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students Page 16

March Events

Event Cinema | Filmhouse National Theatre Live

HEDDA GABLER Thu 9 Mar, 7pm

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...

Theatre | Mainhouse Macrobert Young Company

MUSICAL DIFFERENCES by Robin French Sat 11 Mar, 7.30pm Recommended for age 14+

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

In the summer of third year, Alex Stokes takes the fateful step of buying an electric guitar and forming his own rock band. He teams up with a mysterious young singer by the name of Joel Lawrence. What follows could well be the most incredible saga in the school’s history. The band survives different line-ups, impossible love affairs and brutal school politics – but is the price for survival too high?

Tickets: £14 / £11.50 Conc & Friends

Tickets: £7 / £5 conc

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Part of National Theatre Connections – a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people

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Thu 16 Mar, 7.30pm Recommended for age 16+

The star of BBC's River City and Scotland's favourite sassy strawberry blonde hairdresser was once a wee boy from Castlemilk struggling with a bad dose of ginger-vitis. Now Gary dons his fanta pants to sing the songs of his fellow redheads, from Cilla to Lulu, Geri to Bette. You’ll get funny stories, singalong tunes and maybe a washout apricot rinse (if he’s got time after tinting his pal Donna’s HD brows). Warning: this show may contain traces of Sheena Easton.

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students

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March Events

Local | Mainhouse Stirling Academy of Dance and Alloa Ballet Company


Sat 18 Mar, 2pm & 7pm Sun 19 Mar, 2pm Split in to two halves, firstly over 200 performers aged from two upwards will be showcasing ballet, tap, modern and jazz. In the second half enjoy the full production of Cinderella – a classic tale of horrible step sisters who treat poor Cinders as their personal slave and won’t allow her to go the ball. Watch as the fairy godmother transforms Cinders into a beautiful princess and wins the heart of the Prince. As midnight falls, she flees leaving a single shoe behind. However, with only just a shoe, will the Prince find his true love? You’ll have to come along to find out….

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Event Cinema | Filmhouse Royal Opera House Live

MADAMA BUTTERFLY Thurs 30 March, 7.15pm (Live) Wed 5th April, 7.30pm (Encore) Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heart-breaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton of his young, innocent bride.

Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends You can find a full list of upcoming event cinema on our website –

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Entertainment | Mainhouse Horse McDonald


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Sat 1 Apr, 7.30pm

Exhibition | Arthouse National Autistic Society Scotland, Photo Honesty and Macrobert Arts Centre

Recommended for age 14+


Horse McDonald’s spellbinding debut play, written by Lynn Ferguson and directed by Maggie Kinloch. There are times in life when you need to be careful: growing up gay in Lanark in the 70’s, when the reward is half a pack of fruit pastilles, when the lady on the train tells you about the doctor you should meet. These would be some of those times, but you’ll always be saved if you use your voice.

As part of the National Autistic Society’s campaign ‘Too Much Information’, a group of autistic adults, under the guidance of an experienced Documentary Photographer, have used photography to explore the theme. The resulting images offer a unique and thought provoking insight and are aimed to help us all understand better the challenges of living with Autism.

Horse McDonald will also perform a selection of her hits and join Maggie Kinloch (Director) for a live Q & A with the audience.

Tues 4 to Sat 29 April


You can visit this exhibition whenever we’re open (with occasional exceptions for private events – please check with the Box Office)

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students Page 20


A selection of fun and creative workshops for you to share with your little one(s): Dance Storytelling Music

Mon 3 Apr 9.30am, 10.30am & 11.30am Mon 10 Apr 9.30am, 10.30am & 11.30am Thu 13 Apr 9.30am, 10.30am & 11.30am

Workshops: £8 (1 adult & 1 child – £2 for each extra person) You can also drop into our FREE Art Workshops: Mon 3, 10 & 13 Apr 10am to 12.30pm

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (S1+) Drama Workshop: Cultural Collisions Tue 11 Apr 1pm to 3.30pm S1+ Work with director Erica Gould to explore cultural collisions through drama. How do we present and represent ourselves and others? Drama Workshop: Working from Found Text Wed 12 Apr 1pm to 3.30pm S1+ Words and inspiration can be found all around us. In this workshop explore how you can develop material from found text. Workshops: £8 Page 21

FOR CHILDREN (P4 to P7) A range of workshops for upper primary children – create your own puppets, learn all about stop motion animation or how to choreograph your own sword fights (safely). Create Your Own Comic Book Characters Mon 3 Apr

10am to 3.30pm

P5 to P7

Mask & Puppet Making Wed 5 Apr

10am to 12.30pm

P3 to P6

Drama & Games

Wed 5 Apr

1pm to 3.30pm

P3 to P6

Light Drawing

Mon 10 Apr 10am to 12.30pm

P5 to P7

An Introduction to Stop Motion Animation Mon 10 Apr 1pm to 3.30pm

P5 to P7

An Introduction to Stage Combat

Tue 11 Apr

10am to 12.30pm

P5 to P7

An Introduction to Stage Combat

Wed 12 Apr 10am to 12.30pm

P5 to P7

Half Day Workshops: £8

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April Events

Event Cinema | Filmhouse National Theatre Live

TWELFTH NIGHT Thu 6 Apr, 7pm

Comedy | Mainhouse


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Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

Fri 7 Apr, 7.30pm

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible

Susan’s ready to create a storm, set the record straight, give it to the man (whoever he is) in this brand new show!

Tickets: : £14 / £11.50 Conc & Friends

Tickets: : £16.50 / £14.50 Students

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Recommended for age 16+

Ninety minutes of comedy that you will enjoy if you’re over 16, like what she does, and won’t be so drunk that she has to throw you out. Sounds like a terrible personal ad doesn’t it? She likes fine wines, kittens and walks along the beach and would also like to be Batman. Seriously - it’s going to be epic!

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Event Cinema | Filmhouse Royal Opera House Live


Tue 11 Apr, 7.15pm George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Faure provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of Emeralds, while the fire of Rubies comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in Diamonds.

Tickets: : £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends

Theatre | Playhouse Showroom and Jenna Watt, in association with Summer Hall


Thu 13 Apr, 7.30pm Recommended for age 14 +

Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde, or Faslane, home to the UK's nuclear missile program: Trident. With her family having worked there all her life, and with friends protesting at the gates, Fringe First winner Jenna Watt explores what happens when the personal and political collide. Drawing upon interviews with individuals at the front line of the nuclear debate, Jenna navigates her own journey through the politics, protests and peace camps in this multi award-winning show. Faslane is a Contact Flying Solo commission.

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April Events



Fri 21 & Sat 22 Apr, 7.30pm

Recommended for age 14+

This is a genre-defying action packed event from acclaimed writer and director Mark Murphy. Set within a world of projected film and animation, it combines his signature mix of ground breaking aerial choreography, original text and explosive special effects in a show that is both intense psychological thriller and heart-rending medical drama. It’s the story of a woman’s woozy descent into the depths of a medically induced coma. Once safely cocooned, her crashed imagination takes over the show - creating a vivid inward cinema in which she reviews her life. But after discovering a shocking truth and with the medical team moving in for the kill, she must escape her subterranean safe house in a very real fight for life.

Tickets: £16.50 / £14.50 Conc Post Show Q & A, Fri 21 Apr Page 25

Thanks to Beaconhurst School for providing rehearsal space for the development of this production.

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Event Cinema | Filmhouse Royal Shakespeare Company Live


Theatre | Mainhouse Frozen Light in association with New Wolsey Theatre

Wed 26 Apr, 7pm


Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.

Recommended for age 13+

Tickets: : £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends Find a full list of event cinema screenings on our website:


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Sat 29 Apr, 11am & 2pm A tale of unexpected friendship. Explore a new and unknown world in this show that immerses audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) in a multi-sensory story of discovery - the latest bold and exciting production from Frozen Light. The world is not how they remember it. Where are they now and where is their home? Scarlet and Olive must learn how to survive and create a future together in an environment that is full of surprises.

Tickets: £10.50 / £8.50 Conc / £5.50 Students Page 26

Coming in May

Theatre | Mainhouse Rapture Theatre


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Wed 3 (preview) & Thu 4 May, 7.30pm George is an associate history professor, his wife Martha is the daughter of the college president. After a faculty social event Martha invites a young professor and his wife, Nick and Honey, to their home for after-party drinks. As the booze flows and the night turns to morning, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s duplicitous, decadent and bitter world. A brand new production to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Oscar–winning film.

Tickets Wed: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students Tickets Thu: £14.50 / £12.50 Conc / £5.50 Students Page 27

Dance | Mainhouse Rosie Kay Dance Company


25% OFF


Thu 18 May, 7.30pm Recommended for age 14+

Enter the hypnotic world of MK ULTRA. After the success of 5 Soldiers Rosie Kay is back at Macrobert Arts Centre with a high energy, supercharged mash-up of thrilling dance, music and imagery. It is inspired by the bizarre realm of pop culture mind control conspiracies. Rosie Kay is one of the UK’s leading female choreographers. She is renowned for her athletic movement, rigorous research and intelligent theatricality. She also choreographed the hit film Sunshine on Leith.

Tickets: £10.50 / £8.50 Conc / £5.50 Students

Get Involved We run a selection of weekly classes offering children, young people and adults the chance to create, explore and get involved! Term Dates:

Sat 14 Jan to Fri 31 Mar (no classes between 11 & 19 Feb)

In the first term of 2017 we’re offering a selection of opportunities to get involved, including:

Children & Young People ART DANCE FILM THEATRE


Art Adventures / Comic Art / Illustration Macrobert Youth Dance 1 & 2 / Breaking with ChazB Macrobert Young Film-makers 1 & 2 / Photography and Stop Frame Motion Animation Macrobert Youth Theatre 1, 2, 3 & 4

Adult Contemporary Dance / Keep Dancing Inclusive Drama

You can find a full list on our website:

Relaxed Film Screenings

Wed 8 Feb, 2pm / Wed 8 Mar, 2pm / Wed 12 Apr, 2pm / Wed 10 May, 2pm These screenings are open to everyone, but are designed to welcome people who benefit from a more relaxed environment - those with an Autistic Spectrum condition, sensory and communication disorders and people living with dementia. You can expect a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the Filmhouse, friendly staff on hand to make your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible , the lights to be on low, the volume to be turned down and no adverts or trailers before the films. Film titles will be released nearer the time. £3.20 (Assisting Companion or family member free of charge)

Dementia Friendly Live Events Every month we host a different dementia friendly event - a relaxing couple of hours with live entertainment and refreshments: Tue 28 Feb, 2pm: Live Music Now Scotland Tue 28 Mar, 2pm: Buster Keaton Classic with live piano accompaniment Tue 25 Apr, 2pm: Kennedy Cupcakes Tue 30 May, 2pm: Live Music Now Scotland Page 28 £5 (Assisting Companion or family member free of charge)

Thank You!

A Merry Christmas for everyone, with our Christmas Appeal Thanks to you we’ve been spreading extra smiles and helping make some magical memories for families, children and those in need across the Forth Valley through our 2016 Christmas Appeal. This was our fifth and most successful year yet – all because of your generosity. For the first time we’ve also taken our cinema ‘on tour’ to those who can’t visit the Arts Centre, and have spread Christmas cheer to some at people Strathcarron Hospice and Forth Valley hospital. Our Appeal Supporters:



SPONSORS The Adamson Trust • Mackie’s of Scotland Persimmon Community Fund • Projects On Track

PLATINUM SUPPORTERS Alec and Lynne Carstairs University of Stirling Staff Charities Fund SILVER SUPPORTERS Ally Baird Ltd • Beaconhurst School Callander and District Round Table Ian Gallacher Jewellers Monument Performing Arts School Morrisons Academy • NTN Consulting Scott Prior • Tartan Ink


GOLD SUPPORTERS Carse of Stirling Rotary Club Clark Electonics • Ian Whyte Stirling and Bridge of Allan Round Table

BRONZE SUPPORTERS Allanwater Café The Birds and Bees Janice Ainslie John & Margaret Farrell

Keep spreading extra smiles all year round Our Community Champions donate each month to help inspire, support and entertain everyone in our community. Their donations help us increase our accessible and adapted provision, develop outreach projects to help more young people experience the arts, and provide training, apprenticeships and work experience opportunities. Find out more and become a Community Champion: Page 29

We're Accessible & Family Friendly


We welcome all visitors with additional access requirements and are committed to making our work and spaces accessible to everyone. Our building is accessible for wheelchairs - there is level access via the main entrance and automatic doors leading directly to the Box Office, which has low counters and a hearing loop. Textphone Number - 18001 01786 466 666


There are 3 parking bays at the main entrance to Macrobert Arts Centre for blue badge holders.

Ticket Discounts

We offer concession priced tickets to people with additional support needs and their assisting companions are admitted free of charge. Please let us know if you require a wheelchair space or if you have any additional access requirements.

Familiarisation Visits

We understand that visiting a new place can be a challenging experience for some people. If you would like to arrange a preevent tour, please get in touch –


We welcome children and families and are fully accessible for prams and pushchairs. There is a pram parking bay just as you enter the building beside the Box Office and booster cushions are available on request for the Filmhouse. We have baby changing facilities in both the men’s and women’s toilets in the main foyer and a baby care room in the Arthouse which includes a wheelchair accessible toilet, changing area and private area for feeding. Mothers are welcome to breastfeed anywhere at Macrobert Arts Centre.

Babes in Arms

We offer a limited number of free tickets for children (aged 12 months and under) who are sharing a seat with their carer at some family friendly shows. These must be booked in advance so please give us a call on 01786 466 666 for more information or to book.

Large print copies of this brochure are available on request – or 01786 466 666 Page 30

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666 Booking & Ticket Info

Concessions & Discounts

In Person at the Box Office


Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA Mon to Thu - 10am to 7.45pm Fri, Sat & Sun - 10am to 8.15pm

By Phone on 01786 466 666 Textphone 18001 01786 466 666 Mon to Sun – 10am to 7pm Online – (Secure booking 24 hours a day for all events and classes)

Group Bookings

To book 10 tickets or more for an event call us on 01786 466 666 or email

Online & Phone Booking Charge

If you book by phone or online there’s a £1.00 charge per transaction (to cover associated costs).


We’re happy to post your tickets out for a charge of 60p per transaction. (All tickets booked within 10 days of a performance will be held for collection at the Box Office).


We’re unable to offer any refunds unless an event is cancelled - full terms and conditions of sale can be found on our website Ticket prices for most shows include a 50p contribution to our development fund, helping protect the future of Macrobert Arts Centre and improve our facilities.

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Full time students, under 18’s, senior citizens, persons with a disability and their assisting companion, Young Scot card holders, benefit claimants and equity members (proof of eligibility is required at time of booking / collection).

*Babes in Arms

We offer a limited number of free tickets for children aged 12 months and under, who are sharing a seat with their carer, at some family friendly events. These need to be booked in advance so call 01786 466 666 for more information. Friends discount

*Friends Discounts

Macrobert Arts Centre Friends enjoy a range of benefits including 25% off tickets for most live events, discounted tickets for event cinema screenings and 10% off classes and workshops – look out for the symbol. * Please note concessions and discounts may not be available for all performances and screenings. These are offered at the discretion of Macrobert Arts Centre and the relevant visiting company, are subject to availability and cannot be retrospectively applied.


We offer a range of performances that tie in with the Curriculum for Excellence and offer special discounts to schools. We also offer pre and / or post performance workshop programmes and backstage tours. For more information please contact: creativelearning@


All information is correct at time of print and is subject to change without prior notice. Macrobert Arts Centre reserves the right to make any alterations to the advertised arrangements, programme or price, Macrobert Arts Centre cannot be held liable for travel, accommodation or subsistence costs.




TUESDAY 10 – SAT 14 OCTOBER 2017 Page 32 01786 466 666 |

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666 January Sat 14 Jan to Sun 12 Conversations For Change Thu 19 Jan NT Live: No Man’s Land Fri 21 & Sat 22 Jan Swan Lake Thu 26 Jan Fisk Tue 31 Jan ROH Live: Il Trovatore

Venue Opening Hours 7pm 7.30pm/2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.15pm

February Wed 1 Feb Mark Thomas Thu 2 Feb NT Live: Amadeus Wed 8 Feb ROH Live: Woolf Works Thu 9 Feb RSC Live: The Tempest Tue 14 Feb Made In India Thu 16 Feb The Polar Bears Go Up Thu 16 Feb NT Live: Saint Joan Fri 17 Feb Craig Hill: Up and Coming! Sat 18 Feb Black Beauty Mon 20 Feb – Wed 29 Mar 12 Hons 2017 Mon 20 – Wed 22 Feb Japan Week Fri 24 Feb An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show Tue 28 Feb ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty Tue 28 Feb Active Stirling

8pm 7pm 7.15pm 7pm 7.30pm 1pm & 3pm 7pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 6pm Venue Opening Hours Various Events 7.30pm 7pm 7pm

March Thu 2 Mar Hamlet Thu 2 Mar ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty Fri 3 Mar Piaf Sat 4 Mar Main Street Blues Sun 5 Mar ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty Wed 8 Mar Expensive S**t Thu 9 Mar NT Live: Hedda Gabler Sat 11 Mar Musical Differences Thu 16 Mar What a Riddy Sat 18 & Sun 19 Mar Cinderella Thu 30 Mar ROH Live: Madama Butterfly

10.30am & 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2pm 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2pm & 7pm/2pm 7.15pm

April Sat 1 Apr Careful Mon 3 to Wed 12 Apr Things To Do In The School Holidays Tue 4 to Sat 29 Apr Too Much Information Wed 5 Apr ROH Live: Madama Butterfly Thu 6 Apr NT Live: Twelfth Night Fri 7 Apr Susan Calman: The Calman Before the Storm Tue 11 Apr ROH Live: Jewels Thu 13 Apr Faslane Fri 21 & Sat 22 Apr Out of this World Tue 25 & Wed 26 Apr Active Stirling Wed 26 Apr RSC Live: Julius Caesar Sat 29 Apr Home

7.30pm Various Venue Opening Hours 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 7pm 11am & 2pm

Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Live guide Jan to Apr 2017 online version