Category Archives: What’s on JUNE

NEWS: More2Screen to Broadcast Oscar Wilde’s ‘An Ideal Husband’ Live to Cinemas on 5th June

More2Screen has announced the live cinema broadcast of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, on Tuesday 5 June 2018, 7.15pm. This is the third play in the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s year-long Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville Theatre and will be broadcast live by satellite to 420 cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. The talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; CucumberBanana, Channel 4; E4), Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker(This House, West End; Wolf Hall, West End & Broadway), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).

In March the live broadcast of Lady Windermere’s Fan scored a hit at the box office and with cinema audiences around the UK and Ireland, as well as further afield in Gibraltar, Germany and Malta. Each play from the Oscar Wilde Season is reaching a global audience with cinema screenings of the filmed productions in countries around the world, including Australia, Canada, India, Russia and the US, demonstrating the Victorian playwright’s enduring appeal.

More2Screen will also broadcast the final production of Classic Spring’s Oscar Wilde Season from the Vaudeville Theatre to cinemas nationwide: The Importance of Being Earnest on Tuesday 9 October. Cinema tickets for the season are now on sale at OscarWildeCinema.com

BBFC Cert: AS LIVE 12A | Running time 150 minutes (approx) including one interval.

#WildeSeason #WildeCinema #AIH

WHAT’S ON APRIL: Company of Wolves presents Unbecoming – part theatre show, part live gig, this new piece focuses on women and individual, group and societal expectation, obligation and desire

Scottish Theatre makers Company of Wolves premiere this new cross disciplinary solo work from Anna Porubcansky presented through song, movement and text. Part theatre show, part music gig, Unbecoming is an invitation to a private world, a unique and delicate space where pretence slips away.

The second of the company’s 2018 productions, Unbecoming invites audiences into the twisting corridors of a woman’s mind. Private, gritty, surreal, this piece uses traditional song, ethereal vocal soundscapes, myth, and dynamic movement to peel back the layers of expectation, obligation, and desire to look at what is left underneath.

Anna Porubcansky said of Unbecoming: “This project started when I became a mother. It was in its most simple form an attempt for me to understand how love and rage, two very consuming emotions, could simultaneously course through my body.

“I read Sylvia Plath, Anais Nin, Pauline Reage. I listened to lullabies and laments, heavy metal and riot grrl punk. I sought the sensuous, the angry, the compassionate.

“I am a woman, and now I am a mother. That is my lens. We are living in a time where the everyday reality of what women have had to put up with for centuries is starting to be talked about. We need to talk about it more. We need to slip into the dark corners of the feminine psyche and feel what it’s like to live there. No more hiding, no more pretty smiles, no more grin and bear it.

Unbecoming is a scream from the ether.”

Friday 20 and Saturday 21 April 2018

Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, G67 2BN

7.30pm | £8

www.cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk | Box office: 01236 732887

Saturday 28 April 2018

Platform (as part of Outskirts Festival), 1000 Westerhouse Rd, Glasgow G34 9JW

3.30pm – 11pm | £10 (£7.50) concession (Full Day Festival times and ticket)

www.platform-online.co.uk | Box office: 0141 276 9696

Thursday 31 May – Saturday 2 June 2018

Hidden Door Festival, Leith, Edinburgh (Old State Cinema)

7pm on 31 May | 7:15pm on 1 June | 9pm on 2 June | £16 / £13 concession for Evening Festival Ticket from 6pm-midnight or £24 (£20) conc for Whole Night Ticket from 6pm-3am

www.hiddendoorblog.org | Box office: http://hiddendoorblog.org/tickets/

Friday 15 June 2018

The Barn, Burn O Bennie, Banchory, AB31 5QA

7.30pm | £8 (£5) concession in advance

www.thebarnarts.co.uk/ |  Box office: 01330 825431

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay, Greenock, PA15 1EQ

7.30pm | £8 (£5) conc

http://beaconartscentre.co.uk/events/  |  Box office: 01475 723723

NEWS: American Idiot back in 2019 and savings on early bird tickets

Following two critically acclaimed West End runs and a sell-out UK Tour, Green Day’s explosive rock musical American Idiot returns to Glasgow to mark the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award-winning original album.

The show will be at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow from Tue 28 May – Sat 1 June 2019

There are some rockin’ savings to be made 
ATG Theatre Card 
Half price Tue 28 May 2019, book first 3 months, thereafter £10 off*
Premium and band A. Click here to join

Groups 6+ Get a free drink with every ticket sold**
Valid Tue – Thu & Fri early, bands A – C

Groups 10+ £5 off
Groups 20+ £6 off
Groups 40+ £7 off
One free ticket with every 10 sold, valid Tue – Thu & Fri early, bands A – C

Early group booker offer
Save an additional £2 per ticket if book and pay by 1st May***

School & youth groups 10+
£15 per ticket plus free teacher ticket with every 10 sold
Valid Tue – Thu & Fri early, bands B – D

American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. This thrilling musical has had Green Day fans in rapture and introduced a generation of theatregoers to their powerful and moving musical style.

NEWS: AVENUE Q UK TOUR ANNOUNCED 2019

The naughtiest puppets in town will be returning to Glasgow as comedy musical Avenue Q sets off on a UK tour next year.

Following five years in the West End, sell-out runs worldwide and smash hit tours in 2014, 2015 and 2016 (packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness!) the irresistibly Tony Award-winning musical will play at the King’s in Glasgow from Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 June 2019.

Created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez, Co-creator of Book of Mormon and writer of the songs for Disney’s Frozen, Avenue Q is an irresistibly charming tale of the loveable characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues.

Meet Princeton, a bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fiancée Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his closet gay Republican roommate Rod, an Internet ‘sexpert’ called Trekkie Monster, Lucy the Slut (the name says it all!) and a very cute kindergarten teacher named Kate Monster. Featuring hysterically funny songs including The Internet is for Porn and Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist, Avenue Q is a hilarious musical with a warm (and very fuzzy) heart.

Avenue Q first opened Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in 2003, before transferring to Broadway later that year where it won three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. In 2006 it transferred to the West End where it ran for five years before touring the UK. It has appeared in more than ten countries all over the world.

Hilarious, cheeky and uproariously entertaining, with a cast of 11 hugely talented performers and puppets, Avenue Q is the musical like no other.

Avenue Q

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 25 – Sat 29 Jun 2019

Tue, Wed, Thu: 7.30pm

Fri, 5pm & 8.30pm

Sat: 2.30pm & 7.30pm

www.atgtickets.com/glasgow

0844 871 7648*calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

 

NEWS: Kinky Boots comes to Glasgow

Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, is coming to Glasgow next year.

Inspired by true events, the production, sound-tracked by songs from by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, will run at the King’s Theatre from Monday 6 – Saturday 18 May 2019.

Tickets are on sale to ATG Theatre Card holders now and go on general sale on Friday 13 April 2018.

Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre has become a favourite with UK theatregoers having won three Olivier Awards for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Actor in a Musical for Matt Henry who played Lola. Kinky Boots also won the London Evening Standard BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical as well as three WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical and Best Choreography.

Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. This joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award including three Olivier Awards, three WhatsOnStage Awards as well as six Broadway Tony® Awards.

Composer and Lyricist, Cyndi Lauper said: “It has been a wonderful adventure and a privilege for me, to play a part in creating Kinky Boots. Everyone can relate to this universal story, and I am overwhelmed that people in the UK have embraced it with open arms. I am thrilled that this fabulous show will be touring the country!”

Book writer, Harvey Fierstein said: “The inspiring story of Kinky Boots will soon complete its full circle journey from Northampton to the silver screen to Broadway and London and now, at last, back home to Northampton as it embarks on a national UK tour. How often does that happen? It’s been an absolute thrill to witness the giant heart of our show raise audiences up out of their seats in clamorous joy night after night in the West End and I am now so glad to experience its homecoming.”

Director and Choreographer, Jerry Mitchell said: “I am delighted to see this big-spirited musical going on tour. Kinky Boots is very close to my heart, and I am really looking forward to taking this British musical all over the UK .”

Kinky Boots

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 6 – Sat 18 May 2019

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 7.30pm

Fri, 5pm & 8.30pm

Sat, 2.3pm & 7.30pm

www.atgtickets.com/glasgow

0844 871 7648 *calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge

 

WHAT’S ON JUNE: Rock and Roll Revolution: The Bluejays

Friday 29 June, 7.30pm

The Bluejays (Winners of the National Vintage Award forBest Band) present an electrifying and authentic tribute to the era when music changed the world forever.

Between 1955 and 1959, artists such as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Eddie Cochran and Little Richard not only transformed the musical landscape but also the way we continue to look at the world today.

Much more than just a concert show, The Bluejays take you on a historical journey via breathtaking renditions of the biggest hits of the era (Rock Around The Clock, That’s All Right, That’ll Be The Day, Tutti Frutti, Summertime Blues, Johnny B. Goode, Wake Up Little Susie, La Bamba, A Teenager In Love and many more) and reveal how the Rock ‘n’ Roll movement brought about a dream of equality and freedom that we still chase to this day.

“The Bluejays had the room jiving their fluorescent socks off!” – Howard Goodall, Composer

Price

  • Standard £20
  • Concession £18

Take a group of 10 people and one person can go free.

NEWS: Casting confirmed for Titanic the Musical in Glasgow

Casting has been confirmed for the first ever UK & Ireland tour of Titanic The Musical. Directed by returning director Thom Southerland, 25 actors from across the country will take the production on its maiden UK and Ireland tour, to visit the cities and communities whose forebears built, manned and sailed on the famous ship. Titanic the musical will dock at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow from Monday 28 May 2018 until Saturday 2 June 2018.

In the final hour of 14th April 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic and infamous disasters of the 20th Century. 1,517 men, women and children lost their lives.

Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the newly-enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaire Barons of the First Class dream of their mastery lasting forever.

The cast will feature eleven actors returning from Titanic The Musical’s performances at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Southwark Playhouse and Charing Cross Theatre. The cast includes Alistair Barron (Titanic The Musical, Bumblescratch), Kieran Brown (The Phantom of the Opera, Chess), Greg Castiglioni (Titanic The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof), Lewis Cornay (The Break, Brothers), Alexander Evans (Eugenius, The Sound of Music), Simon Green (Titanic The Musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Emma Harrold (Cinderella, The Sound of Music), Devon-Elise Johnson (Half a Sixpence, Mamma Mia), Claire Machin (Titanic The Musical, The Girls), Claire Marlowe (Titanic The Musical, The Importance of Being Earnest), Oliver Marshall as Bride (Blondel, Forty Years On), Matthew McDonald (Death Take a Holiday, A Christmas Carol), Chris McGuigan (Bananaman The Musical, West Side Story), Matthew McKenna (Bananaman The Musical, 42nd Street), Gemma McMeel (Big Fish, Royal Variety Performance), Janet Mooney (The Woman in White, The Braille Legacy), Joel Parnis (My Fair Lady, Les Miserables), Timothy Quinlan (Jersey Boys, Mack & Mabel), Philip Rham (Titanic The Musical, Dr Korczak’s Example), Dudley Rogers (Titanic The Musical, A Christmas Carol), Victoria Serra (Titanic The Musical, Mamma Mia), Niall Sheehy (Titanic The Musical, Miss Saigon), Judith Street (Titanic The Musical, The Girls) and Stephen Webb (Rothschild & Sons, Jersey Boys) & Samuel J Weir (Common, The Caucasian Chalk Circle).

Maury Yeston commented on the cast of the UK tour: “The idea that a troupe of actors will tour this show in the UK, birthplace of the ship, where the workers of Belfast, the cabin boys and maids and stewards from Liverpool, the officers and crew, the stokers and stevedores from the Midlands all created a miraculous floating city, means more to me than I can say. I am touched that, musically, Titanic will finally be coming home, sung by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of its builders – touched, and forever grateful.”

 

Having received its UK premiere in 2013 at Southwark Playhouse, the production returned to London in 2016 for an 11-week season at the Charing Cross Theatre, where it won overwhelming critical acclaim.

 

Titanic The Musical has music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel, Phantom) and a book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year and 1776). The pair have collectively won, including their previous works, an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, an Olivier Award and three Tony Awards for their works. The original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

 

Titanic The Musical is produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M Levy and Vaughan Williams, in association with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.

Titanic the Musical

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 28 May-Sat 2 Jun 2018

Mon-Sat, 7.30pm

Wed & Sat 2.30pm

www.atgtickets.com/glasgow

0844 871 7648* calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s

NEWS: casting announced for Agatha Christie’s Love From a Stranger

Fiery Angel and Royal & Derngate Northampton are pleased to confirm casting for for Agatha Christie’s Love From A Stranger which will run at Theatre Royal, Glasgow this summer as part of a UK wide tour. Directed by Lucy Bailey. The production will open in Northampton in February, running for three weeks.

Taking to the stage at Theatre Royal from Tuesday 26 June for five nights will be Justin Avoth (Nigel Lawrence), Helen Bradbury (Cecily Harrington), Sam Frenchum (Bruce Lovell), Alice Haig (Mavis Wilson), Molly Logan (Ethel), Crispin Redman (Dr Gribble), Nicola Sanderson (Louise Garrard) and Gareth Williams (Hodgson).

Be careful who you wish for

A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her newfound love is not all that he seems…

Electric with suspense and with a shocking twist, this edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is rediscovered in a brand new production by Lucy Bailey designed by Mike Britton.

Love From a Stranger

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Tue 19 Jun – Sat 23 Jun 2018

www.atgtickets.com/glasgow

0844 871 7647* calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge