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LIVE EVENTS Apr-Aug 2017

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call out for young performers

Interested in being part of the Young Cast for this year’s Panto? Sign up for the audition on Sun 14 May.

message from julie We owe a great deal to the communities that we serve and one of the ways we repay the support we receive is to help stimulate the local economy and bring greater understanding of the place we live - spreading the word about the region around the country and internationally. This spring we’re breaking new ground by having one of the best UK performance companies creating, rehearsing and opening their heart-melting love story, Out Of This World (P1-3), deep in your community. It’s this season's Conversation Starter so please don’t miss it, as it may be too good to describe! As we move towards summer we have some fantastic family shows coming to visit. There are adventures underwater from Funbox, in the woods for Little Red, in the dark with Night Light, back in time with Tartan Tales, there's exploration inside the family in MamaBabaMe and at the start of the holidays we go on an action packed walk from Donaldson's Dairy with Hairy Maclary. There’s also a delightful blend of activities for children of all ages to join in with their loved ones. Look out for three classical protagonists, including one Shakespearean King re-imagined and two from the cannon of great American plays - Queen Lear (Shakespeare's original text is given a twist by switching the gender), the darkly satirical Martha from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the romantic fantasist Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire. The Pearl Fishers' Leila also brings fire and passion to the excellent dramatic offerings this season, complete with a live orchestra. When you've organised the family and booked your theatrical highlights then we’ve got lots of light entertainment on offer - top comedians, The Lady Boys of Bangkok and an evening with Nicholas Owen - all in the University of Stirling’s 50th Anniversary year. Please join us, there’s a lot to celebrate!

CONTENTS P1 – P4 P5 – P12 P13 – P15 P16 – P20 P21 & P22 P23 P24 P25 P26 P27


Julie Ellen, Artistic Director

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from this season's Conversation Starter Mark Murphy’s professional career has seen this creative polymath emerge in dance, grow through theatre directing, specialise in film and then draw all his skills together in live spectacle work, where digital projection is a powerful, integral element of epic international ceremonies. When Mark started to talk of his desire to realise a more intimate work, a story driven piece, he instantly had my attention. To make Out Of This World it was clear that Mark and the Dance Touring Partnership would need more than just a rehearsal room for their cast. The scale of practical production support to realise this show is as big as Mark’s ambition, so we were both excited and determined to be able to make the whole process happen here and with support from Beaconhurst School and Arts & Business Scotland it has been possible. Successful musician Ellen and her husband Antony, have been married for only 5 weeks, 3 days and 3 hours when their love faces the greatest challenge of all. A terrible incident in the life of a newly wedded couple speaks to our common human experience and fears. What lifts Out of This World far above the usual, is when the higher feelings in this beautiful story are expressed through a unique, spectacular theatricality. The world of the play is told to us from inside Ellen’s mind. Her damaged brain has choices to make that will determine her future. How our brain works under duress and the consequences of the information it gives us are important to our survival.

Julie Ellen (Artistic Director)

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Recommended for age 14+


Fri 21 & Sat 22 Apr, 7.30pm Recommended for age 14+

Ellen is a professional musician. She and Antony are madly in love and have been married for 5 weeks, 3 days and 3 hours when the unthinkable happens. Ellen is left with a heart-breaking decision to make – her life or her love. Breath-taking aerial movement, live original music and interactive projection combine to tell a touching love story, set in Ellen’s subconscious. The must-see event of 2017 and one that truly defies description!

Tickets: £16.50 / £14.50 Conc / £5.50 Students [Theatre / Mainhouse]

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Continuing the Conversation Before the performances of Out of this World, we’re showcasing research by neuroscientists from the University of Stirling, measuring the brain waves of performers from the show. This is part of a body of new arts and research activity between the University of Stirling and Macrobert Arts Centre. PhD researcher Simon Ladouce will record the electrical brain activity of the performers as they move in a choreographed routine – bringing art and science together in brand new way. Simon from the Centre for Mobile Cognition said: ‘This unique link-up with Macrobert Arts Centre and the makers of Out of This World represents a great opportunity to put a technique to study brain activity developed here at Stirling to the test in a real-life environment.’ DANCING WITH MYSELF Cognitive Neuroscientists from the Psycology Department at University of Stirling have been drawing on their specialist understanding of what happens inside the brain when we dance alone and when we dance with another. Come along and see a demonstration of this cuttingedge technology capturing real-world behaviour. Video with Live presentation Fri 21 Apr, from 6.30pm Video presentation only Sat 22 Apr, from 6.30pm Page 3

MORE ABOUT STIRLING BRAINS Stirling Brains is a multi-disciplinary research team using advanced multi-methods to investigate brain processes and brain changes in the real world. They have a high level of expertise in the widest range of technologies as to position the right technique(s) for every research problem they tackle. Their interdisciplinary approach aims to address the big questions in cognitive science by moving research out of the laboratory and into the real-world. Working at the scientific frontier of brain and behaviour, cause and effect, they have a deep sense of responsibility to answer to pressing societal challenges such as dementia and to make a difference now and for the future.

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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 4

American Theatre @ Macrobert Arts Centre We’re delighted to be presenting two classics of American Theatre this season – book tickets for both productions and get £1 off (quote AT2017). *This offer only applies to the Thu performance of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and is on standard ticket prices only

Theatre | Mainhouse Rapture Theatre


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Wed 3 (preview) & Thu 4 May, 7.30pm A rare opportunity to experience an iconic American masterpiece and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the multi-Oscar winning film. A marathon night of drink and duplicity develops after Martha, the daughter of the college president, and her husband George invite an unsuspecting young couple round for a nightcap. Drink flows, spiked with vicious humour, acerbic wit and tempestuous verbal sparring, but as night turns to morning, searing secrets are exposed.

Wed: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students Thu: £14.50 / £12.50 Conc / Page 5

Theatre | Mainhouse Rapture Theatre


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Wed 13 Sep, 10.30am & 7.30pm 'I have always depended on the kindness of strangers'. Blanche Dubois Join us for a dazzling trip into the whirlwind world of New Orleans in a sultry new production of this iconic theatrical classic, featuring a live score and all-star cast. After her world crumbles fading southern rose, Blanche DeBois, seeks solace with her sister Stella. Her downward spiral brings her face-to-face with Stella’s brutal and unforgiving husband – Stanley Kowalski.

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

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For ages 2 to 10

Exhibition | Arthouse University of Stirling


In September 1967 the University of Stirling opened for the first time with bare walls and empty storerooms. Today their Art collection and Pathfoot Galleries are fully accredited by Museums Galleries Scotland and archives attract researchers from around the world. This exhibition displays some of the key pieces from the University collections and features artworks from Terry Frost, Wilhemina Barns Graham, Willie Rodger alongside key items from the University archives and special collections.


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

Family | Mainhouse Funbox


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UNDERWATER ADVENTURE Sat 6 May, 2pm Sun 7 May, 12noon & 3pm

Anchors away with Anya, Gary and Kevin for their all new show! There’s something fishy going on in their latest singalong tail. The Funbox is locked and the gang will have to cause a splash, because their magical keys are all tucked up on the sea bed. Can they find them in time with the help of Fluffy, Flossie and Bonzo? Dress as a mermaid or a fish (or something else watery) and join in the fun. You may even get to help on stage!

*Tickets: £12.50 / Family Saver £46 * Babes in arms tickets for children aged 12 months and under are available (£2). Please ask when booking.

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May Events

Theatre | Playhouse


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Linda McLaughlin in association with Beacon Arts Centre


Sat 6 May, 7.30pm Recommended for age 14+

“If you love someone you stick by them, no matter what happens. Because that’s the deal. Isn’t it?” 50-somethings Rob and Cathy are looking forward to reclaiming their own lives now that their daughter Nicola is grown-up and settled; but looming over them is a threat that could rip their future apart. Descent explores what happens as they try to hold on to each other – and themselves – in the face of early onset dementia. **** ‘straightforwardly powerful and heartbreaking’ the scotsman

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students Page 7

Event Cinema | Filmhouse National Theatre Live


Thu 11 May, 7pm Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

Tickets: £14 / £11.50 Conc & Friends Find a full list of event cinema screenings on our website:

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Family | Mainhouse Barrowland Ballet


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Sat 13 May, 3.30pm Recommended for age 7+

What big eyes you have. What big ears And my…what big teeth….. Three Little Red Riding Hoods set off from home, destined for their granny’s house. In their own way each one is trying to be the girl they’re expected to be. But as the woods get darker, they get an overwhelming urge to step off the path, go into the forest and explore what’s really out there. Revisit this fairy tale favourite, but mind you don’t stray too far from the path, in this thrilling story about growing up.

New releases, top blockbusters, independent and foreign language films, event cinema and special screenings. And if that’s not enough you can also enjoy some great discounts. Family Rewind £2.25 Midweek Matinees £3.50 5pm(ish) Films £5.50 Wee Group Saver £25

(4 tickets, any 4 people, to the same film)

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May Events

Dance | Mainhouse


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Comedy | Mainhouse


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Recommended for age 14+

Recommended for age 16+

Enter the hypnotic world of MK ULTRA.

Four world-class comedians join forces for the biggest comedy tour of the year - compered by Jarred Christmas. Look forward to an evening of laughs with Stewart Francis (Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo), Justin Moorhouse (Phoenix Nights and 8 Out of 10 Cats) and the BAFTA award winning Jim Tavare (The Sketch Show, three Royal Variety Performances and Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban).

Rosie Kay Dance Company

Thu 18 May, 7.30pm

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 Page 9

Fri 19 May, 8pm

Tickets: £18.50 / £16.50 Conc

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For ages 3 to 6

Family | Workhouse Teater Refleksion and Andy Manley


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Sat 20 May, 12pm & 3pm The blackbird sings to welcome the night. The day slows and soon all are asleep. All except one who cannot sleep. A child, curious to know who looks after the night. And so begins a magical journey through the dark and beautiful night until the black bird sings again to welcome a new day.

Tickets: £8.50 / £30 Wee Group Saver

Event Cinema | Filmhouse Royal Shakespeare Company Live ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

Wed 24 May, 7pm

Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).

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

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May Events

Theatre | Playhouse Sita Pieraccini and Feral Arts


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MAKE A HOO Thu 25 May, 7.30pm

Entertainment | Mainhouse Loco Talent


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The story of a day and night in the life of a young woman trying to connect with the world she lives in, told through Sri Lankan folk songs, dynamic physicality and projected imagery.

Nicholas Owen has enjoyed a zig-zag career, from his early days at a local paper, his time on Fleet Street in its heyday, to his many years presenting the TV news for both the BBC and ITV.

Hills of hums and plains of purrs set the scene as she’s caught in an elaborate game of call and response with a shape-shifting being that only comes to life at night, struggling to find her echo in a world of repetition. ****’Inventive and Touching’ THE SCOTSMAN

Hear first-hand what it’s like to be a Royal Correspondent, to front a TV programme when it’s all going wrong and to interview a Prime Minister. Nicholas also gives a glimpse in some of the lighter moments of his life, including his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.

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

Tickets: £16.50 / £14.50 Conc / £5.50 Students

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Book Tickets: 01786 466 666 Children’s Classic Concerts


Sun 28 May, 2.30pm Join the Children’s Classic Concerts Clan for a musical journey through the swirling mists of Scottish storytelling with their mighty miniorchestra. Owen and Olly will be your guides, galloping through the stormy waters of Fingal’s Cave, all the way to the battlefields of Braveheart on Tam O’Shanter’s horse Meg. You might even be lucky enough to spot Nessie along the way! With support from Creative Scotland

Tickets: £10.50 / £6.50 Conc / £31 Family Saver (2 adults / 2 children) Meet the Musicians 15 minutes after the show FREE

For ages 4 to 12


Family | Mainhouse

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KIDS GO FREE @ THE NATIONAL WALLACE MONUMENT Enjoy a family trip out to The National Wallace Monument and pay nothing for the children (aged 15 and under). Simply take your Tartan Tales ticket with you when you visit The National Wallace Monument between Sun 28 May and Tue 27 June 2017 (One free child worth £6.25 for every full paying adult, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer, no cash alternatives and does not apply to online bookings).

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June Events

Local | Mainhouse

BALLET WEST SHOWCASE 2017 Sun 4 Jun, 7.30pm

Come along to this exciting showcase of emerging UK and International talent in the world of ballet and contemporary dance. The show exhibits newly choreographed pieces with HND and Degree students of Ballet West.

Tickets: £14 / £12 Conc

Event Cinema | Filmhouse National Theatre Live


Sat 10 Jun, 1.30pm All children, except one, grow up… When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale classic comes to the Macrobert Arts Centre Filmhouse. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

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For ages 18 months to 3 years

Legends Local | Mainhouse Central Scotland Ballet School


Sat 10 Jun, 2pm & 7pm Sun 11 Jun, 11am*, 2pm & 7pm Mon 12 & Tue 13 Jun, 7pm Central Scotland Ballet School returns to the Macrobert Arts Centre for its 2017 dance display. The dancers showcase their talents to a soundtrack of legendary artists from across the years... it will definitely have you rocking in the aisles! With around 700 dancers performing over 100 routines across 4 different shows, it promises to be a spectacular experience.

Tickets: £10 / £7 Children under 10 *Tickets: £7

Family | Workhouse Starcatchers & Curious Seed


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Fri 16 June, 11.30am & 2.30pm Sat 17 June, 10.30am & 1.30pm An exciting new experience created especially for infants and their grown-ups, full of playful movement, dance and sounds. Every new relationship is a journey – it can be tender, competitive, challenging and joyful. But where does it all begin? Join us at the ringside of our mini arena and explore how these realtionships evolve and grow.

Tickets: £8.50 / £30 Wee Group Saver FORWARD FOR FAMILIES FORWARD

‘Pay it forward’ and help local families share this live experience - find out more: Page 14

June Events

Event Cinema | Filmhouse National Theatre Live


Thu 22 Jun, 7pm The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre

Tickets: £14 / £11.50 Conc & Friends Find a full list of event cinema screenings on our website –

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Local | Mainhouse Beaconhurst School


Tue 27 & Wed 28 Jun, 7.30pm This year the talented Senior Expressive Arts pupils from Beaconhurst will be launching into outer space as they present this 60’s hit musical. Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece follows the crew of a routine survey flight under the command of Captain Tempest. Expect meteor storms, secret formulas, romance and dancing in the aisles!

Tickets: £12 / £6 Conc

Summer fun & Sharing Stories

Here at Macrobert Arts Centre you get the opportunity to experience stories in all sorts of ways; in the cinema, at live shows, by going to our exhibitions or by making up your own in one of our classes. We think stories are the most fun when you get to enjoy them with your friends and families, so throughout the summer we have come up with lots of activities for Sharing Stories. Join Hairy Maclary and his friends from Donaldson’s Dairy for an action packed musical adventure. Hairy Maclary is a favourite character of ours and this year’s summer exhibition will star your favourite characters through our EPIC ART CHALLENGE. Young Artists Age 4-15 turn the page now to find out how to enter. Reading together is a huge part of Sharing Stories so our Bookbug sessions for little ones are back, along with story-telling for children and a programme of fun creative experiences for pre-school children to share with their Grown-Ups. We’ve got lots of fabulous experiences for you and your family to enjoy so come join us this summer in Sharing Stories.

Julie Ellen

(Artistic Director)

CALL OUT FOR YOUNG ARTISTS AGED 4 TO 15 Are you a young artist who would like to share a drawing or painting as part of our Arthouse exhibition this summer – Sharing Stories: Epic Art Challenge (Sat 8 Jul to Thu 17 Aug). If you like to read and love to draw you can submit a picture of your favourite character(s) from a storybook! The only limits we’re setting are the size (no bigger than A3) and it must be two dimensional. Fantastic Mr Fox by Daisy-May Fuller, age 5

Stayed tuned:

Hermione Granger by Amelie Elizabeth Slessor, age 9

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Summer fun & Sharing Stories

For ages 1+

Family | Mainhouse Nonsense Room


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HAIRY MACLARY & FRIENDS Sat 29 & Sun 30 Jul, 2pm ‘Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy.’ A fabulous family adventure featuring lots of your favourite characters from the Lynley Dodds books - Hercules Morse (as big as a Horse), Bottomley Potts (all covered in spots), Schnitzel von Krumm (with the very low tum) and Scarface Claw. With music, singing and some of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for all the family.

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Summer fun & Sharing Stories FOR WEE ONES

FREE* storytelling sessions with Stirling Libraries: Bookbug Mon 10 & Mon 24 Jul (ages 0 to 4) 10.30am to 11.15am FREE Storytelling Mon 17 & Mon 31 July (ages 2 to 6) 10.30am to 11.15am FREE *Spaces are limited so please book in advance

Enjoy a selection of FREE* arts and crafts activities Art On-the-go Wed 12, Wed 19 & Wed 26 July (ages 2-8 ) 10am to 12.30pm FREE *No need to book, just drop-in Fun workshops for children (ages 2 to 6) to share with their grown-ups: Drama Workshops

Wed 12 & Wed 19 July 9.30am, 10.30am & 11.30am


Dance Workshops

Tue 11 & Tue 18 Jul 9.30am, 10.30am & 11.30am


Art Backpacks:

Full of fun activities for children and their grown-ups to share. Create something, read a story, explore a building. Pick up and return to Box Office (FREE).

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Summer fun & Sharing Stories


Workshops that offer a fun and energetic introduction to drama (no experience necessary): Drama & Games Drama & Puppetry Drama & Puppetry Drama & Games

Tue 25 July Tue 25 July Thu 27 July Thu 27 July

10am to 12noon 1pm to 3pm 10am to 12noon 1pm to 3pm

£8 £8 £8 £8

Join ChazB for a fun taster breakdancing class for beginners: Breakdancing Mon 24 July Wed 26 July

10am to 12noon 1pm to 3pm

£8 £8

Create some choreography and learn a routine in these fun dance sessions: Dance Mon 24 July Wed 26 July

1pm to 3pm 10am to 12noon

£8 £8

Join a professional artist for a fun arts and crafts workshop: Arts & Crafts Fri 28 Jul Arts & Crafts Fri 28 Jul

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10am to 12noon 1pm to 3pm

£8 £8

Summer fun & Sharing Stories


Mon 17 to Fri 21 July, 10am to 5pm (Performance on Fri 21 July, 7.30pm) Create a play in a week with Director Lucy Wild and our technical team. Devise, rehearse and put on a performance to be proud of. We ask that you commit to the full week and the performance when signing up. Summer School: £100

WEEKLY CLASSES – GET INVOLVED! We run lots of weekly classes offering children, young people and adults the chance to create and explore. If you’d like to get involved then here’s some of classes on offer. 18+ Inclusive Drama Fri, 1.30pm to 3pm S1+ Film Crew Thu, 6pm to 8pm S1+ Illustration Design Wed, 7pm to 9pm S1+ MYD 1 Thu, 4.30pm to 5.30pm P6/7 Comic Art Wed, 5pm to 6.30pm Find out more: Page 20

July/August Events

Theatre | Outside Bard in the Botanics


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QUEEN LEAR by William Shakespeare

Adapted & Directed by Jennifer Dick

Entertainment | Mainhouse The Lady Boys of Bangkok


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WHO RUNS THE WORLD! Wed 2 & Thu 3 Aug, 8pm

Sun 23 July, 7pm

The Lady Boys are back with an even more fabulous show for 2017!

A thrilling and unmissable production of Shakespeare's best-loved tragedy. The aged Queen Lear wishes to divide her kingdom between her three children - the one who loves her most will receive the largest slice. Her eldest children play along, but her youngest refuses and in a rage, is banished.

The glitz of Las Vegas meets the traditions of the British Music Hall in a show with more songs and big-scale musical numbers than you can pout a painted lip at. The Lady Boys pay tribute to Beyonce, Rhianna, Gloria Gaynor, Tom Jones and host of other glamorous stars in a night like no other night, with girls like no other girls.

Tickets: £10.50 / £8.50 Conc / £5.50 Students Please note this is an unseated outdoor event – you are welcome to bring your own rugs, cushions or small camping chairs. In bad weather the performance will relocate indoors to the Mainhouse.

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Get ready to party like you’ve never partied before - you’ll laugh, sing and enjoy a night to remember!

Tickets: £23.50 / £21.50 Conc

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Local | Mainhouse

Opera | Mainhouse


Opera Bohemia

Sat 5 Aug, 7.30pm

Wed 23 Aug, 7.30pm

PROJECT Y 2017 Project Y is back for 2017 with another exciting programme of new contemporary dance works from choreographers Alan Greig, Hagit Yakira, Steven Martin and Theo Clinkard. ‘exuberant…. delivered up with such zing and precision…’ THE HERALD Established in 2006 by YDance (Scottish Youth Dance), the National Dance Organisation for children and young people in Scotland, Project Y brings together talented young dancers aged 16 to 21 from across Scotland. This unique opportunity offers them the chance to work with top professional choreographers, develop their talent and create new work.

Tickets: £6.50 / £5.50 Conc


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THE PEARL FISHERS ‘One of the most exciting new opera companies in the country’ THE HERALD Scotland’s Opera Bohemia make their first visit to Macrobert Arts Centre with Bizet’s masterpiece - a moving tale set in Ceylon. Two men’s friendship is threatened by their obsession with the same woman, a beautiful priestess who battles to suppress her feelings of love in order to uphold her sacred oath. With beautiful melodies, rousing choruses and opera’s most famous duet, this promises to be a magical night at the opera – accompanied by the Opera Bohemia Ensemble. Sung in French with English Surtitles

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Coming this Autumn


Dance Theatre | Mainhouse Gary Clarke Company


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Thu 28 to Sat 30 Sep, 7.30pm This award-winning show takes a nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face. Strong, powerful and emotive it explores the darker underbelly of the mining industry, unearthing the true nature and body wrecking demands of a working class industry now almost forgotten.

Tickets: £10.50 / £8.50 Conc / £5.50 Students BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY CAST We’re looking for four women aged 30+ with no professional performance experience to join Gary and the company for our performances of this show. The roles involve some physical work, but individual needs and abilities will be taken into account. Interested? Contact:

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Theatre | Mainhouse


Mon 9 to Sat 14 Oct, 7.30pm Wed 11 & Sat 14 Oct, 2.30pm Come and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Scotland’s most loved play! It’s Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells. Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year – with a little help from the not so handy Andy. Mon & Tue: £19.50 Premium (no concessions) £17.50 Standard (no concessions) Wed to Sat: £21.50 Premium £19.50 Standard £17.50 Concession (Wed & Thu only) The performance on Thur 12 Oct will be audio described.

Get Involved

Relaxed Film Screenings

Wed 12 Apr, 2pm / Wed 10 May, 2pm / Wed 14 Jun, 2pm These screenings are open to everyone, but 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, friendly staff to make your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible, the lights will be on low, the volume turned down and there will be no adverts or trailers before the film. £3.50 (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 25 Apr, 2pm Kennedy Cupcakes (1940/50s inspired Dance Troupe) Tue 30 May, 2pm Live Music Now (Calum Robertson & Juliette Philogene) Tue 27 Jun, 2pm Step Into My Parlour (Michelle Burke & James Ross) £5 (Assisting Companion or family member free of charge) Find out more on our wesite:

SUNDAY SOCIALS Join us for a regular drop in session for adults who would like to socialise in a supported environment with some creative fun. These sessions are designed to support mental health and well-being in a safe, social space. If you’d like to know more, get in touch: FREE

FACEBOOK GROUP Join our Creative Learning Facebook Group to keep up-to-date with all the latest opportunities, events, auditions and classes for all ages – search Facebook for Macrobert Arts Centre Creative Learning and request to join.

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Thank You!

Thanks to you, our very generous supporters, nearly 1,000 people came to see our 2017 Panto who wouldn’t have been able to come without support from the Christmas Appeal. We’d love to help make sure that the joy of performance isn’t just a once a year event and by joining our Community Champions you can help us do just that – inspiring, supporting and entertaining people in our local communities all year round.


A donation of £5 per month could provide a bursary to one of our participation classes – spreading the joy of getting involved and working to make the arts open to everyone. Find out more and make a donation:

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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 pre-event tour, please get in touch – info@


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 events. These must be booked in advance so please give us a call on 01786 466 666 for more information or to book. Find out more about how we support families and customers with additional support needs at Macrobert Arts Centre –

Large print copies of this brochure are available on request – or 01786 466 666 Page 26

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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. Page 27

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.

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e h t E l c f i r ' s E tic Christ A wee elf on a big mission – to save Christmas!

Written and Composed by Andy McGregor

Directed by Julie Ellen First produced and presented by the Citizens Theatre

Tue 28 Nov to Sun 24 Dec 2017 Tickets: £9.50 / £32 Wee Group Saver / £8 Groups of £10+ Page 28 Book Now: 01786 466 666 I

Book Tickets: 01786 466 666 APRIL Fri 21 & Sat 22 Apr Wed 26 Apr Sat 29 Apr

World Premiere: Out of this World RSC Live: Julius Caesar Home

7.30pm 7pm 11am & 2pm

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Realising the Vision Funbox: Underwater Adventure Descent NT Live: Obsession Little Red MK Ultra The All-Star Stand-Up Tour 2017 Night Light RCS Live: Anthony & Cleopatra Make a Hoo An Evening With Nicholas Owen Tartan Tales

7.30pm Venue Opening Hours 2pm / 12noon & 3pm 7.30pm 7pm 3.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 12noon & 3pm 7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm

Ballet West Showcase 2017 Central Scotland Ballet School NT Live: Peter Pan MamaBabaMe NT Live: Salome Beaconhurst: Return to the Forbidden Planet

7.30pm Times vary 1.30pm Times vary 7pm 7.30pm

Queen Lear Hairy Maclary & Friends

7pm 2pm

The Lady Boys of Bangkok Project Y 2017 The Pearl Fishers

8pm 7.30pm 7.30pm


Wed 3 & Thu 4 May Fri 5 May to Wed 5 Jul Sat 6 & Sun 7 May Sat 6 May Thu 11 May Sat 13 May Thu 18 May Fri 19 May Sat 20 May Wed 24 May Thu 25 May Fri 26 May Sun 28 May

JUNE Sun 4 Jun Sat 10 to Tues 13 Jun Sat 10 Jun Fri 16 & Sat 17 Jun Thu 22 Jun Tue 27 & Wed 28 Jun

JULY Sun 23 Jul Sat 29 & Sun 30 Jul

AUGUST Wed 2 & Thu 3 Aug Sat 5 Aug Wed 23 Aug

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

Macrobert Arts Centre Spring 2017 Live Guide  

Live shows, classes, workshops and cinema events over April - August 2017.

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