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Winter Play Reading - March 2018

Sunday 11 March 2018 - 2pm
The Swallow Theatre Association leads a play reading in The Sumner Room at The Swallow Theatre.
'Luther' by John Osborne.
Everyone welcome.  Admission free.  No need ot book - just turn up!
 

Duo B!z'art : 20 Fingers on a Piano

Friday 16 March 2018 - 7.30pm
Duo B!z'art : 20 Fingers on a Piano
Two Belgian musicians, four hands, 20 fingers, one digital piano and a selection of popular piano duets.
Music by Brahms, Faure, Ravel, Grieg and Bernstein.
Tickets : £12.00 (Under 26s - £6.00)
Optional £15.00 adult ticket including a £3 donation to performances in local primary schools earlier in the day. 
Approximately 95 minutes including an interval.
Evening concert supported by Dumfries and Galloway Arts Live.
School performances supported by Enterprise Music Scotland, Port William Community Shop, Swallow Theatre Association.

Jacquie Crago : Workshop for Actors

Saturday 24 March 2018 - 10am to 4.30pm
Improve your acting skills
Led by RSC and National Theatre voice coach Jacquie Crago
Tickets : £30 including teas/coffees and a light lunch 
This workshop is for people age 18+
Presented by the Swallow Theatre Association

 

Jacquie Crago : Public Speaking for Writers and Others

Sunday 25 March 2018 - 10am to 4.30pm
Help with reading work in public and public speaking
Led by RSC and National Theatre voice coach Jacquie Crago
Tickets : £30 including teas/coffees and a light lunch 
This workshop is for people age 18+
Presented by the Swallow Theatre Association

Under Milk Wood - Semi-Skimmed!

Monday 2 April 2018 and Tuesday 3 April 2018 - 7.30pm
Performed by Guy Masterson.
Directed by Tony Boncza (with original direction by George Dillon).
An hilarious lyrical romp through Dylan Thomas's fictional 'Llarregub'.
Tickets : £14.50 (Friends' Early Bird: £13.50 - when booked at least 28 days in advance)
Age guidance: 11+
65 minutes with no interval.

Myths of the Vikings

Monday 9 April 2018 - 3.00pm
Presented by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre (the creators of 'Dinosaur Detectives')
Gather round and hear stories of  Vikings gods in this engaging rod puppet production.
Tickets : Adults £5, Children £3 (suitable for age 5+).
Performance length approximately 60 minutes.
Part of, and supported by, the Puppet Animation Scotland Festival 2018.  Supported by Dumfries & Galloway Arts Live.

Woman on Fire

Friday 27 April 2018 - 7.30pm
Certain Curtain Theatre Company

Written and Directed by John Woudberg. Performed by Claire Moore.
Mild-mannered doctor's wife, arsonist, suffragette-bomber.  How far will you go for what you believe in?
Tickets : £13.50 (Friends' Early Bird: £12.50 - when booked at least 28 days in advance)
Age guidance: 14+ (contains adult themes)
75 minutes followed by optional Q&A with writer/director and performer.
 

Nancy Sleekit / Howard's Revenge

Friday 4 May 2018 - 7.30pm
Splinters Productions presents a double bill by Donald Campbell.
Anna Hepburn and Finlay McLean perform two captivating Victorian entertainments.
Tickets : £13.50 (Friends' Early Bird: £12.50 - when booked at least 28 days in advance)
Approximately 105 minutes including an interval.
Presented by The Swallow Theatre Association.

Edinburgh Quartet

Friday 11 May 2018 - 7.30pm
Programme includes Mozart, Villa-Lobos, Harrold and Verdi.
At 6pm, amateur string players grade 5/6+ are invited to join the Quartet for a free workshop - see Event Details for info.
Tickets : £13.50 (Friends' Early Bird: £12.50 - when booked at least 28 days in advance)
 

Captain of the Lost Waves

Thursday 17 May 2018 - 7.30pm
A fun-filled, optionally-interactive, music hall inspired, storytelling-fuelled folk opera - every show is different!
Tickets : £12.00 (Friends' Early Bird: £11.00 - when booked at least 28 days in advance)
Suitable for all ages.

 

Chaotica

Saturday 26 May 2018 - 7.30pm
Upbeat Scottish traditional folk band with an international flavour.
Tickets : £10
Presented by The Swallow Theatre Association
Part of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival Fringe
 

The Fields of War

Wednesday 30 May 2018 - 7.30pm
Brian Johnstone and Chrys Salt

Poetry, prose, and specially composed music commemorate the conflicts of the past century.
Tickets : £4.00 (Under 26s £2.00)
Presented by Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival

Dad's Army Radio Hour

Sunday 3 June 2018 - 7.30pm
Presented by Seabright Productions. Performed by David Benson and Jack Lane.
Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts.
Tickets : £13.50 (Friends' Early Bird £12.50 when booked at least 28 days in advance), Under 26s: £7 (suitability: PG)
Approximately 100 minutes including an interval.
Part of the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival

Remembering Chet

Friday 8 June 2018 - 7.30pm
Colin Steele, Euan Stevenson & Iain Ewing

Enjoy beautifully laid back West Coast jazz in this Chet Baker tribute
Tickets : £10 
Presented by the Swallow Theatre Association
In aid of the Wigtown and District branch of Enable Scotland's largest charity for people who have learning disabilities.

Wuthering Heights

Saturday 16 June and Sunday 17 June 2018 - 7.30pm
Hotbuckle Productions (Emma, Far From The Madding Crowd) return with another literary classic.
Tickets : £13.50 (Friends' Early Bird: £12.50 - when booked at least 28 days in advance)
Presented by the Swallow Theatre Association

The Kaiser and I

Saturday 7 July and Sunday 8 July 2018 - 7.30pm
Written by Stuart Fortey.  Starring Dominic Goodwin and Cal Stockbridge.
Berlin, 1914, the war is about to start and the music has to stop.
Tickets : £13.50 (Friends' Early Bird: £12.50 - when booked at least 28 days in advance)
Presented by the Swallow Theatre Association.
 

Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It

Friday 27 July 2018 - 6.30pm
C theatre

One of Shakespeare's best loved comedies.
This performance will be held on the front lawn - bring a picnic and enjoy an early evening show
suitable for all the family.

Tickets : Adults £10.00 (Friends' Early Bird: £9.00 - when booked at least 28 days in advance)
              Children £6.00 (16 and under). 

Old Bags & Bitches: the Life of a Contralto

Saturday 8 September 2018 - 7.30pm
Susan Moore and Russell Hepplewhite
Exploring the contralto repertoire in songs, opera and musical theatre.
Tickets : £13.50 (Friends' Early Bird: £12.50 - when booked at least 28 days in advance)
Presented by The Swallow Theatre Association.

The Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Monday 17 September 2018 - 7.30pm
The amazingly talented and entertaining quartet are back by popular demand!
Tickets : £14.00
 

Gulliver Returns

Saturday 22 September 2018 and Sunday 23 September 2018 - 7.30pm
Dawn State Theatre Company (The Man Who Would Be King - 2016)
A new play inspired by Jonathan Swift's savage masterpiece.
Tickets : £13.50 
Age guidance: 12+
75 minutes with no interval.
Presented during Wigtown Book Festival
 

The Time Machine

Monday 24 September and Tuesday 25 September 2018 - 7.30pm
Dyad Productions (creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Dalloway, Christmas Gothic)
Performed by Stephen Cunningham
A radical new interpretation of HG Wells' classic.
Tickets : £14.50
90 minutes with no interval.
Presented during Wigtown Book Festival

The Power Behind the Crone

Wednesday 26 September 2018 and Thursday 27 September 2018 - 7.30pm
Performed by Alison Skilbeck (Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London)
Directed by Tim Hardy (The Trials of Galileo)
"There are no good parts in Shakespeare for older women" - disproved in this comic one-woman tour de force.
Tickets : £12.50
Presented during Wigtown Book Festival
 

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Friday 28 September 2018 and Saturday 29 September 2018 - 7.30pm
Presented by Box Tale Soup (Northanger Abbey, Manalive!)
Oscar Wilde's haunting story of evil, debauchery and scandal, inventively adapted with a powerful original soundtrack.
Tickets : £13.50
Not suitable for under 12s - contains adult themes.
70 minutes with no interval
Presented during Wigtown Book Festival. Commissioned by the Clark Memorial Library, UCLA
 

Sunjay

Monday 19 November 2018 - 7.30pm
By popular request, this country blues and old-style rock and roll singer/guitarist/raconteur returns!
Tickets : £12.50 (Friends' Early Bird: £11.50 - when booked at least 28 days in advance)
 

A Christmas Carol

Monday 10 December 2018 and Tuesday 11 December 2018 - 7.30pm
Performed by Guy Masterson. From the text by Charles Dickens.
Adapted & Directed by Nick Unheeding. Original Music by Robb Williams.
Dickens' mystical Christmas fable brought to life - a perfect Christmas treat!
Tickets : £14.50 (Friends' Early Bird: £13.50 - when booked at least 28 days in advance)
85 minutes plus an interval.