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WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER: Blue from new theatre maker Gilda Mercado.

Blue is a contemporary solo piece from up-and-coming theatre-maker Gilda Mercado.

The show debuts on the 7th Of November, 8pm at the Old Hairdressers, 27 Renfield Lane, Glasgow. 

Gilda is a Mexican actress based in the UK. Her passion for classical theatre made her move to the United Kingdom where she recently graduated with a MA in Acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Before moving to Glasgow, Gilda lived in NYC for three years, where she worked and studied as an actress. She graduated from the Two-Year Conservatory Program at Stella Adler Studio Of Acting.

“What happened is all I see is blue, all I see is you. I am in love with the colour blue”

Have you ever fallen in love, the way they write about in poems and sing about in songs? Fallen in love so deeply that you would change who you are – including your physical form? Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, Blue follows the journey of a woman who gives up her life and her identity. After finding out her love is unrequited, she finds herself trapped in a strange body, on an unknown land. A place where she’ll have to confront herself with the woman she has become.

INTERVIEW: Kaaren Ragland of The Supremes coming to Falkirk in November

As soul songstress Kaaren Ragland kicks back in her Los Angeles home, she reflects on a career that has seen her star as one of The Supremes with Mary Wilson and tour every corner of the world with her own successful productions.

The former theatre actress as well as vocalist would appear to have it all. However, Kaaren admits there is a certain something missing from her life.

The singer says that, as well as looking forward to performing before thousands of adoring Supremes fans when her Sounds of the Supremes show comes to the UK in November, she will also be very happy to re-acquaint herself with a Great British tradition. . .

“When the Supremes came to tour the UK in the late Seventies,” she says, “we were taken to the pub for lunch before a show. It was a concert in South Wales and the place filled up with miners and the atmosphere was like nothing I’d ever experienced.

There’s nothing that compares to it in The States and a relaxing pub lunch is something I’ll definitely be looking forward to when The Sounds of the Supremes visits the UK.”

Kaaren’s introduction to singing was playing the clubs in her home city.

“I was lucky enough to perform at weekends for over a year at The Improvisation – an LA comedy club,” she says.

Kaaren’s vocal arranger was famous jazz pianist and band leader Phil Moore – whose own stellar career took off when famed American singer, dancer and actress Lena Horne brought a very young Phil with her to MGM Studios. “Phil also arranged for The Supremes and when the opportunity to tour with the group arose he put me forward.”

Performing with The Supremes throughout the Eighties, Kaaren regularly toured the UK. And when the band hung up their microphones, she went on to travel the world with her own Sounds of the Supremes production.

Over the years the hit show has visited 70 different countries, bringing the authentic sounds of the Supremes to the stage.

“It’s fully choreographed – we can all move about a bit,“ laughs Kaaren. “And the show’s not a tribute, we like to think of it is an authentic experience for all Supremes fans.”

More than 20 top-ten Supremes hits feature.

“Theatregoers certainly get more for their money in the UK,” continues Kaaren. “You see, though The Supremes were huge in the Sixties on both sides of the Atlantic, they were far more successful in Britain than they were at home during the Seventies.

“So, as well as number ones like Baby Love, Stop in the Name of Love, Where Did Our Love Go and You Can’t Hurry Love, we also include hits like Up the Ladder to the Roof, Stoned Love and Nathan Jones on our UK dates.

“We get to fully enjoy ourselves performing all The Supremes hits.”

The trio – Kathy Merrick, Althea Burkhalter and Kaaren – are fully aware of the original group’s incredible trailblazing reputation.

“When I was growing up, The Supremes were icons to little black girls like me. They were the first group to fully cross over and become famous. They paved the way for so many other talented bands and singers.”

Several bands in particular – The Jacksons, Sister Sledge, Kool and the Gang and the Pointer Sisters – recently had The Sounds of the Supremes join them on their international tour dates.

With a select number of solo shows scheduled for the UK on the group’s next overseas excursion, Kaaren is looking forward to reviving her love affair with the Great British boozer.

Oh, and if you come across the star at your local pub, hers is a nicely-chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

THE SOUNDS OF THE SUPREMES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019

FTH THEATRE

Falkirk FK1 5RS   7.30pm

01324 506850  falkirkcommunitytrust.org/whats-on/the-sounds-of-the-supremes

WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 2019 – How The Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical comes to the Armadillo

Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic story HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS as it comes to life on stage, for the first time in the UK.

Visiting the SEC Armadillo this November. 

Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming and hilarious musical. 

Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ create the whimsical world of Whoville, while Max the Dog narrates the story of the scheming Grinch whose heart is “two sizes too small,” as he decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly joyful bunch bursting with holiday cheer.

Join in the Christmas spirit with the show critics have called “A genius of a show! A total delight for both kids and adults” 

LISTINGS

  • 13 17 Nov 2019
  • SEC Armadillo
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WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 2019 – Frankenstein at Theatre Royal this November

A young scientist by the name of Frankenstein breathes life into a gruesome body. Banished into an indifferent world, Frankenstein’s creature desperately seeks out his true identity, but the agony of rejection and a broken promise push him into darkness.

Dangerous and vengeful, the creature threatens to obliterate Frankenstein and everyone he loves, in a ferocious and bloodthirsty hunt for his maker.

Theatre Royal Glasgow

Mon 25 Nov 2019 – Sat 30 Nov 2019
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Mon – Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30

WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 2019 – The Snowman returns

When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. They meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman’s friends, but will they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home for Christmas morning?

Based on Raymond Brigg’s much-loved book and featuring Howard Blake’s classic song Walking In The Air, this enchanting live show has thrilled audiences throughout the world since first appearing on stage over twenty years ago.

Theatre Royal Glasgow

Wed 13 Nov – Sun 17 Nov 2019
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
1 hour 45 minutes
Wed and Fri at 19:00
Thu at 10:30 and 14:00
Sat at 13:30 and 17:00
Sun at 11:00 and 15:00

WHAT’S ON OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019 – The Mousetrap

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be?

One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

Experience shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

Starring Susan Penhaligon (Bouquet of Barbed Wire, A Fine Romance).

Theatre Royal Glasgow

Mon 28 Oct – Sat 2 Nov 2019
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
2 hours 20 minutes
Mon – Sat at 19:30
Thurs and Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
Audio Described – Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 12+

NEWS: SIX: The queens return to Glasgow

THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW

TUESDAY 5 – SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2019

From Tudor wives to pop princesses, the queens are going on tour!

Following acclaimed success at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, West End smash hit musical SIX will run at Theatre Royal, Glasgow this winter from Tuesday 5 November until Sunday 10 November as part of a UK tour.

The story tells of the six wives of Henry VIII who take to the mic to tell their own personal tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. The songs from the show have proved to be a chart storming sensation with weekly streams totalling more than 1.5million. These Queens may have green sleeves, but their lipstick is rebellious red. Think you know the rhyme, think again… Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE!

The cast, yet to be announced, are backed by the show’s all female band, The Ladies in Waiting.

SIX is the phenomenon everyone’s losing their head over. The show’s 2018 debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe hastened its West End transfer which opened in January 2019. The production is currently enjoying an open-ended run at the Arts Theatre playing to sold out houses. And now the Queens are going on tour.

SIX writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss said:

“We are SOOOO excited and thrilled and grateful that we get to share the story of these badass Queens – and the UNREAL talents of these women – with so many more people all over the UK! We’ll see you there!!! WOOOOOOOO!!!”

SIX is written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, with Direction by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage.

 

LISTINGS

SIX

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Tue 5 – Sun 10 Nov 2019

Tue-Thu: 8pm

Fri: 6pm, 8.30pm

Sat: 2.30pm, 8pm

Sun: 2pm

INTERVIEW: Gus Boyd of the Police/Sting Show talks about their latest tour

The ex-members of Hotel California, KT Tunstall and Fish’s bands, return to the touring circuit with this new exciting project, The Police Sting Show. Touring Scotland throughout October and November and finishing this year’s tour at Eastwood Park Theatre on Saturday 25 November, the show features re-worked, fresh versions of all the iconic Police and Sting solo album songs in a 100-minute show featuring an acoustic Sting section. 

Gus Boyd, who performs as Sting, talks about what we can expect and what’s coming up next year. 

Why do you think the Police’s music still has such an enduring appeal?

Basically, because they are great timeless songs that have lasted that initial audience generation and being listened and liked by our children’s generation.

How long has it taken for you to perfect your portrayal of Sting/The Police?

I started working stripping back the songs on acoustic guitar just under two years ago.

Added in a drummer and bass player 18 months ago and we created our own interpretations and style for the 24 songs that we currently play.

Tell us what we can expect from the show?

Not copies of the songs but our own style and fresh take, but still retaining the integrity and the song message.

Do you find audiences differ as you travel around the country?

They are all fans of The Police and Sting Music but do differ in age demographic especially in the regional areas.

It’s great to see the young generation enjoying the songs alongside people of their parents ages!

The Police/Sting Show will be at Eastwood Park Theatre on 25 November at 7.30pm as part of the UK tour.

More info at: https://www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/article/9002/The-Police-Sting-Show