Events summer and onwards in 2019

Details of all concerts  in summer and autumn 2019 are now posted below - scroll down to reveal. The paper 'Good Gig Guide' for the autumn season is printed and out and more up to date details are on this website.  A reminder for regular visitors: to ensure our future as a venue please consider becoming a 'Supporter' - click on the 'Supporters' tab at the top for more details. And don't forget to sign up for our email newsletter if you live in the area - click on the 'Get Newsletter' tab at the top and enter your email address in the space provided.

We have a lot of varied events coming up - comedy with Tommy Tiernan, music (Old Blind Dogs, Flook, Martin Simpson, Indigenous People and Peatbog Faeries)  plus drama, dance and family shows  - so there really is something for everyone. Extra details will be added to this website when we have them. A new film season will also start towards the end of November - again details will be on this site.

 

 

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February 2017

A Bench on the Road (theatre) Sat 25th Feb, 7.30pm

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Presented by Charioteer Theatre and based on real testimonies, A Bench on the Road is a rich piece of musical and visual storytelling which explores Scottish-Italian women’s experience of immigration in the period 1850-1950. Based on hundreds of interviews collected over thirty years, this play brings to life stories of our mothers, unlocking the past and asking pertinent questions about our future. Weaving together folk music from the Scottish and Italian traditions, bold visuals and innovative language and dialect, the piece strikes at the heart of the public debate around immigration and changing notions of identity in Europe. Age guidelines: 10+

£10/£8 concs/£6 U16s

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March 2017

The End of Things (theatre) Wed 1st Mar, 7.30pm

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The End of Things is the spellbinding new performance from Glasgow’s celebrated ‘laboratory theatre’ ensemble Company of Wolves. Combining theatre, dance, music, and improvisation, and performed by a cast of five disciplined, physically daring actors, it is a show about beginnings and endings – about love, loss and saying goodbye. It is quite unlike any other theatre show you will see this year. Elegiac, life affirming and strange, it will stay with you long beyond the end of the performance. Running Time: 75mins with no interval Age guidelines: 12+

£10/£8 concs/£6 U16s

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Christine Bovill’s Piaf (musical theatre) Fri 24th March, 8pm

Friday, March 24, 2017, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The award-winning singer Christine Bovill brings to life Edith Piaf in this show. Piaf’s story is well documented – her legendary voice – a child of the Paris streets who rose, via a tragic life of drink, drugs and death at 48, to become the best-known chanteuse in America and throughout the world. Christine Bovill’s PIAF celebrates one of France’s most endearing icons; with some of her best known songs. Despite the sorrow of Piaf’s story, this is an evening of celebration – a tale of human triumph over tragedy; and, at its heart, a unique performance by a woman widely regarded as one of the finest interpreters of French Song.

“Something that will stay with you for the rest of your life.” Sunday Times

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16s

To buy online (10% booking fee) click here

to see a video of Christine singing a Piaf song on the Review Show click here

 

 

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April 2017

Faslane (theatre) Wed 5th April, 7.30pm

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, or Faslane, situated 40 miles outside Glasgow, is home to the UK’s nuclear missile program: Trident. With her family having worked in Faslane 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 on 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, direct from a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. “Exceptional… Fascinating, and completely gripping.” The Scotsman

To see a video trailer click here

£10/£8 concs/£6 U16s

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Crazy Glue (theatre) Wed 19th April, 7.30pm

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

They have a car in the garage, a chicken in the pot and a child on the way. But is that enough to make true love stick? Inspired by Etgar Keret’s short story, Crazy Glue follows the comedic roller coaster of a couple’s romance as they move from the blossoming of first love through to the thornier terrain of married life. Inspired by the physical comedy of Buster Keaton and the madcap absurdity of Looney Tunes, Single Shoe Productions fuse clown, mime and dance into a universally accessible show that reveals the mad, messy, sticky side of love. Age recommendation 10+ but younger children should enjoy the slapstick humour.

“Enchanting.” The Scotsman

£10/£8 concs/£6 U16s

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To see a trailer from the show click here

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May 2017

Descent (theatre) Sat 13th May, 8pm

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“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 the future apart for all three of them. Descent explores what happens as they try to hold on to each other – and

themselves – in the face of early onset dementia. Descent doesn’t flinch from the despair and heartbreak they face – but it also celebrates the courage, the hope and the humanity they bring to the fight. Recommended age 14+ and adults. Running time 55mins

**** The Scotsman

£10/£8 concs/£6 U16s

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November 2017

The North – Joan Clevillé Dance (dance theatre) Wed. 22nd Nov, 7.30pm

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

After their acclaimed debut Plan B for Utopia, Joan Clevillé Dance return with The North; the bleak yet whimsical story, told in dance, of a young man’s journey in search of meaning in an unpredictable environment. It’s a place we all know, but we have never been… a forest, a desert of ice. The land of ancient gods, wild animals and strange creatures. The home of the Terrible and the Sublime… Joan Clevillé Dance are based in Scotland and create work that challenges the conventional boundaries between dance and theatre. There will be a free post show talk after the performance. Recommended age 11+

“Ridiculously entertaining and chillingly dark… Utterly more-ish” The Herald ★ ★ ★ ★

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16s

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March 2018

Moonwatcher (theatre) Thurs 15th March, 7.30pm

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Presented by Horse and Bamboo this is a mixed media show set in a world of cotton mill chimneys and featuring talking birds, and Asian twists and tales. We are led through a surreal landscape to witness one family’s fate on our fast spinning planet. Using film, puppetry, mask, poetry and music, Moonwatcher is based on stories of first generation immigrants from South Asia. Aimed at adults though anyone over age 9 may also enjoy it. Written and Directed by Shamshad Khan and Bob Frith with music by Arun Ghosh

£10/£8 concs/£6 U16’s

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April 2018

Little Light (family theatre at Forres Town Hall) Sun 1st April, 2pm

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Little Light is a cross-cultural co-production between the wonderfully creative Vision Mechanics and Haya Cultural Centre, Jordan. The show will be staged in Forres Town Hall in a traditional Bedouin tent and uses puppetry, music and dance to tell this magical story of a small, energetic star, a lonely boy and a dog. Vision Mechanics create highly visual shows that captivate a young audience. Suitable for age 5+.

£7/£6 concs/£5 U16’s

To buy online tickets (10% booking fee) click here

 

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May 2018

The Monster and Mary Shelley (theatre) Fri 11th May, 8pm

Friday, May 11, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In June 1816, at the age of 18, having recently watched her premature baby die, Mary Shelley has a ‘waking dream’ and begins to write a story that will haunt and define her for the rest of her life.

Presented by The Occasion The Monster and Mary Shelley is an atmospheric, moving, and at times darkly comic exploration of fear. Incorporating elements of music hall, melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion with a pulsing contemporary cinematic score, the drama explores the life of Mary Shelley – the Gothic Girl who electrified the world.

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16’s

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June 2018

The Isle of Love (theatre) Sat 16th June, 8pm

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Isle of Love is a bittersweet tale of love, loss, recovery and discovery.  Infused with the quirky lyrics and musical genius of Adam Ross, Randolph’s Leap, The Isle of Love explores the beauty and restorative qualities of island life and why people choose to visit, to stay, to leave and to return. Written by Euan Martin and Dave Smith from award-winning theatre company Right Lines Productions, this indie pop musical captures the feelings evoked by a Scottish Hebridean island – the good, the bad and the glorious. With laughter, tears and fabulous live music, you’re bound to fall in love with The Isle of Love! 

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16’s

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October 2018

Willy Wonders Splendid Hotel (theatre) Mon 1st Oct, 1pm

Monday, October 1, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This show is presented by the Eden Court CREATIVE Integrated Performance Group. Inspired by the pure imagination and characters of the Integrated Performance Group, and in homage to Roald Dahl, Willy Wonders Splendid Hotel is a journey of magic, mystery and wonder. Prepare yourself to travel through floors of trees and elves then underwater in a lift that moves sideways and backwards. You may even be one of the golden ticket holders; come and find out. Conceived by Ruby Worth who also co-directed with Amy Watt. (Show runs 1 hr) This event is part of the Findhorn Bay Festival.

£7/£5

Tickets from: www.findhornbayfestival.com T: 01309 675333

 

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Let’s Inherit the Earth (theatre) Wed 24th Oct, 7.30pm

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Dogstar Theatre has teamed up with one of Sweden’s leading independent theatre companies, Profilteatern of Umea, to present the World Premiere of a new comedy Let’s Inherit the Earth by one of Scotland’s most original playwrights, Elgin-born Morna Pearson. Let’s Inherit the Earth is a dark, funny, absurdist take on human responses to climate change, from the arch materialist who denies it, to the prepper obsessed with getting ready for it, come hell or high water! This show went down a storm at the Edinburgh Festival this year and received a four star review from the Scotsman who described it as “… quite simply a show and a half, a bit much in all the best ways.” Read the Scotsman’s show preview here

£12/£10 concs/£8 U16s

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Clever Anaeet (theatre) Fri 26 Oct, 8pm at Moray Art Centre

Friday, October 26, 2018, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An evening of Armenian Storytelling and Music from the Edinburgh International Storytelling Festival. Performed by singer Maryem Tollar, playing the Riqq, and storyteller Dawne McFarlane, the narrative combines with Arabic songs to transport us to the time and place of Anaeet, daughter of a shepherd. She gives a pitcher of water to a hot dusty traveller who falls in love with her. Please note that this event will be held in the Moray Art Centre and will now have an interval so please ignore the running time listed in our Good Gig Guide.

£10/£8 concs/£6 U16s

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March 2019

Pied Piper (Family Theatre) Sat 30th Mar, 2pm

Saturday, March 30, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

When the Pied Piper plays his flute the rats run, the greedy mayor rubs his hands and the children dance… Presented by Norwich Puppet Theatre this new humorous and irresistible one-person show combines a skilful mix of puppetry, foot-tapping music and storytelling which will entrance audiences young and old. As one of England’s leading companies Norwich Puppet Theatre have been producing brilliant productions for the past 30 years.  For children aged 3-7 years and their adults. Runs 45 minutes. Part of the Puppet Animation Festival 2019.

“Norwich Puppet Theatre’s Fantastic! An example of excellent touring puppet theatre.” The Guardian

£7/£6 concs/£5 child  To buy tickets online (10% booking fee) click here

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April 2019

A Ladder to the Stars (family theatre) Sat 6th April, 2pm

Saturday, April 6, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl’s birthday wish . . . Presented by Visible Ficitons and told through a magical mix of puppetry, music, light and imagination, this is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams. For the past 25 years Visible Fictions has been creating innovative and dynamic theatrical productions for young people of all ages and their adults. For children aged 5 and under and their adults. Runs 50 mins. Part of the puppet Animation Festival 2019.

“A gift of a show for wee ones.The Herald

£7/£6 concs/£5 child

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The Tailor Of Inverness (theatre), Sat 27 April, 8pm

Saturday, April 27, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Written and acted by Matthew Zajac, and based on the life of his father, this extraordinary play tells the story of the tailor’s life and his son’s discoveries about his father using music, poetry, storytelling, and video projection.  It reveals the impact of war on ordinary people and families, and how a life and an identity can be reconstructed as the tailor journeys from Poland across war-torn Europe and settles in Inverness. The tailor’s life spanned most of the 20th century, and the journey he took was made by thousands of Poles during the Second World War. His was a forced migration, subject to the brutal vagaries of war. Live violin weaves its way evocatively through the piece, with traditional and original songs and tunes from Scotland, Poland and Russia.

“Matthew Zajac’s moving performance is a triumph of evocative staging and storytelling.” The Observer

 £12/10 concs/8 U16’s

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May 2019

Little Top at Forres Town Hall (family theatre), Sun 19th May, 2pm

Sunday, May 19, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Starcatchers and SUPERFAN, Little Top is a magical first circus experience for babies aged 0-18 months and their adults. At a time in their development when young children are discovering their own physicality, and the pleasures and perils of gravity, Little Top invites babies to experience all the fun of the circus. Roll up for a gently thrilling performance which includes spectacular balances, astonishing tumbles and inventive juggling. Little Top will transport you to a playful, joyous, upside down, topsy-turvy world where people can fly, patterns fill the air and anything is possible. Please note that this event will be held at Forres Town Hall.

£7/£6 concs/£5 child

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Leah MacRae – My Big Fat Fabulous Diary (comedy) Sat 25th May 2019, 8pm

Saturday, May 25, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control this concert has been cancelled. Online ticket holders will be refunded to the card used for purchase. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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