Tag Archives: What’s on SEPTEMBER 2019

WHAT’S ON SEPTEMBER 2019 – Bare at Websters Theatre

“once upon a time I first held your hand, and love was not a crime”

Nominated for the 2005 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theatre, with music by Damon Intrabartolo and lyrics by Jon Hartmere, bare is a contemporary, sung through “pop opera” with a raucous score and themes that are as relevant today as they were when first performed almost two decades ago.

A group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school face issues of sexuality and personal identity. As they struggle to come to terms with who they are, and who the world thinks they should be, they seeks answers from their church, their friends, and ultimately from within themselves.

Following the previous successes of Spring Awakening, Green Day’s American Idiot, and Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA, Glasgow Live Productions are delighted to bring bare to the West End of Glasgow.

Performances:

Thu 19 Sept: 19:30

Fri 20 Sept: 19:30

Sat 21 Sept: 14:30

Sat 21 Sept: 19:30

Tickets are £16.50 adults/£14.50 concessions including a £1.50 booking fee which is applicable on all tickets including those bought on the day, over the phone or online.

14+ recommended

 

WHAT’S ON SEPTEMBER 2019 – Rusk! Baby Disco

RUSK! The baby disco is back by popular demand!

Bring your little ones down for some Saturday afternoon fun and join them in cutting some shapes on the dancefloor.

Our resident RUSK! DJ will be on hand to ensure the fun never stops and you can always take advantage of our chill out room if the pace gets too much.

Make sure you don’t miss out and book early!

RUSK! is suitable for everyone but may best be enjoyed by ages 6 months to 6 years.

Duration 2 hours

Available to book online or by calling Rutherglen Town Hall on 0141 613 5700.

Date: 14 Sep 2019

Time: 2:00pm

Cost: £5.00 (adults go free)

Venue: Rutherglen Town Hall

WHAT’S ON SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019 – Rapture Theatre presents Clybourne Park

“How many white men does it take to change a light bulb?” 

Rapture Theatre Presents: CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris 

Rapture Theatre, after its critically acclaimed productions of The Red Lion and A Streetcar Named Desire, makes a welcome return.

It’s 1959 and President Eisenhower is in the White House. Bev and Russ are moving after the tragic death of their son, and they have inadvertently sold their house to the neighbourhood’s first black family.

Fifty years later, in 2009, with the first Black President just having taken office, a young white couple buy the same house in what is now a predominantly black neighbourhood.

In both instances, racial tensions escalate, the stakes are raised and the play asks the question: have our attitudes to race really changed?

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize,Tony and Olivier Award for Best Play and hailed as “shockingly entertaining” and “appallingly funny”, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race.

The cast features Robin Kingsland (Rapture’s The Browning Version and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), popular Scottish performer Jackie Morrison, leading Royal Shakespeare Company actress Frances McNamee, Adelaide Obeng (Not Bound Within  for The Albany ), Benjamin Stratton (The 39 Steps), Jack Lord (War Horse for National Theatre), Steven Scott Fitzgerald (The Browning Version) and Vinta Morgan (The Merchant of Venice for Almedia Theatre).

THE VILLAGE THEATRE East Kilbride 07 Sep
THEATRE ROYAL DUMFRIES  Dumfries 10 Sep
BEACON ARTS CENTRE  Greenock 12 Sep
LANARK MEMORIAL HALL  Lanark 13 Sep
 FTH
 Falkirk 17 Sep
 MOTHERWELL THEATRE
 Motherwell  18 Sep
 THE BRUNTON
Musselburgh 20 Sep
 HOWDEN ARTS CENTRE
 Livingston 24 Sep
EASTWOOD PARK THEATRE Giffnock 25 Sep
 ADAM SMITH THEATRE Kirkcaldy 27 Sep
MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE Stirling 28 Sep
EDEN COURT Inverness 01 Oct
TRAVERSE  Edinburgh 03 – 05 Oct
CORRAN HALLS Oban 07 Oct
BYRE THEATRE  St Andrews 10 – 11 Oct
PALACE THEATRE Kilmarnock 12 Oct

WHAT’S ON SEPTEMBER 2019 – Paddy’s Market: A New Music for an Old Market

Paddy’s Market: A New Music for an Old Market

A TRAM Direct & Arts Enigma Production present Paddy’s Market: A New Music for an Old Market
Written by Paul Moore
Directed by Isobel Barrett
Original Music by Michael McEneny

“Hawfaperrashoos?
Haw hen, you hen! In yer nice tweed coat! Haw hen, you hen! Come see what I’ve got!”

The iconic “Paddy’s Market” flea market is brought back to life, in true “Parliamo Glesga” style. Controversially shut down by City Council in 2009…The end of an era! Join “Big Malkie and Gallus Alice” and take a trip down memory and bargain lane.

Cobbles full of characters and patter, deals and wheels in motion, when real Glasgow was about their bread, their butter and their livelihood.

“A show that does Glasgow proud”

Available to book online or by calling Rutherglen Town Hall on 0141 613 5700.

Date: 12 Sep 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: £15.00 / £13.00 conc

Venue: Rutherglen Town Hall

WHAT’S ON SEPTEMBER 2019 – Theft at Rutherglen Town Hall

Rutherglen Repertory Theatre and Rutherglen Town Hall proudly present – Theft

Imagine returning from a pleasant anniversary celebration to find that your house has been burgled.

In this witty thriller, the culprit is still in the house and, for a while, he convinces the returning couples that he is a policeman.

Unmasked as the thief, Spriggs reveals that he knows a number of uncomfortable truths that disrupt two seemingly happy marriages and one formerly strong friendship.

Available to book online or by calling Rutherglen Town Hall on 0141 613 5700.

Date: 6-7 Sep 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: £8.00 / £7.00 concession

Venue: Rutherglen Town Hall

WHAT’S ON SEPTEMBER 2019 – Singing I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim 2

Singing I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim 2

Scotland’s favourite bigots are back in this hilarious new sequel to Des Dillon’s smash hit comedy, Singing I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim.

Join Billy and Tim as they find themselves stuck in the medical room at Hampden Park during the Scottish Cup final between Rangers and Celtic after making a bet that backfires with spectacular consequences.

Throw in a gallus wee Glaswegian ghost on a mission from God and a fierce Polish nurse with no time for nonsense and watch ninety minutes of outrageous comedy unfold.

Singing I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim 2 will take you on a priceless comical journey like you’ve never witnessed before and promises to have you laughing so hard you’ll be begging for extra time.

Starring Chris Taylor (Tim), Gary Morrison (Billy), Neil Bratchpeice (Ghost) and Zofia Sokolowitcz (Nurse).

“You’d have to be seriously dead not to laugh at this play”  – The Herald
“Celtic – Rangers rivalry, ghostly apparitions and great comedy lines” – Evening Times

Contains hilarious dialogue some people may find offensive.

Over 16s only.

Available to book online or by calling Rutherglen Town Hall on 0141 613 5700.

Date: 20 Sep 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: £17.50

Venue: Rutherglen Town Hall

NEWS: Bianca Del Rio adds Edinburgh gig to next year’s IT’S JESTER JOKE tour

Following two consecutive sell-out UK tours, including three sold out nights at London’s Eventim Apollo, comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio has announced that she will be returning to the UK for an unprecedented arena tour from Sunday 1 – Tuesday 24 September 2019.

The brand new It’s Jester Joke Tour will travel the length and breadth of the country, bringing her irreverent, side-splitting comedy to 13 cities – including dates at the SEC Armadillo on Friday 6 and Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 7 September 2019 along with appearances at the SSE Wembley Arena, B1 Birmingham Arena, Motorpoint Cardiff Arena and more in what will be the biggest ever solo drag show in the UK.

The self-proclaimed ‘Clown in a Gown’ will tell tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life on the most ambitious solo drag show tour in history on her brand-new comedy show ‘It’s Jester Joke’.

Irreverent and fierce, Bianca is guaranteed to keep audiences in stitches with her comical ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ views, from politics and travel to family and social media that has seen her become one the biggest drag superstars in the world today.

Don’t miss the chance to see The Queen of Mean in her uncompromisingly funny new show in September 2019.

Bianca Del Rio, the alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock, has well and truly taken the world by storm. After quickly becoming the front-runner on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bianca was crowned the winner in May 2014.

The incredibly popular champion has amassed a huge following worldwide, with her Instagram soaring to over one million followers and previous shows ‘The Rolodex of Hate’, ‘Not Today Satan’ and ‘Blame It On Bianca Del Rio’ selling out globally.

INTERVIEW: Richard Shelton on Sinatra And Me, coming to Eastwood Park

Following his ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ West End nominated performance as Frank Sinatra in RAT PACK and his 5-star, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival for 2 years running, Richard Shelton returns to the UK with his hit LA show that looks behind the iconic blue eyes of Frank Sinatra whilst still serving up his timeless hits. Richard kindly spared us some time in his busy schedule to chat about his hit show.

What we can expect from the show? 

It’s a show about hope – about how short life is and how important it is to try for your dreams, whatever they may be. I was 50 when I plucked up the courage to go pack my knapsack of dreams and move to Los Angeles. The show looks at what inspired me and how it links my life with Frank Sinatra and the incredible synchronicity that links our lives. I was nominated ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ for portraying Frank Sinatra in the hard hitting drama ‘Rat Pack Confidential’ in London’s West End and my interest in him comes from an actors perspective – what make him tick, how his mercurial personality made him the herculean icon he was. And of course the wonderful music. During the show, I go deep behind Sinatra’s blue eyes and evoke what is might have been like to spend an hour with him. I also explain how Sinatra’s tuxedo literally walked into my life – https://vimeo.com/155748882 and how I was one of the last people inside his last home before it was demolished by fluke.

It spills into a new drama I’m bringing to this year’s Edinburgh Festival, ‘Sinatra: RAW’ which imagines Frank Sinatra at his last intimate gig in Palm Springs before his retirement. The air is electric and people jostle for position. He drinks ‘One For My Baby’ too many and starts to reminisce. But things take an unexpected turn. This is the 2am Sinatra you dream of meeting: Dangerous. Unpredictable. Startling. Brilliant. He addresses his accusers on subjects ranging from his alleged Mafia connections, his womanising, to his famed hatred of the press. And in-between, he sings in that smoky midnight voice on subjects from lost love to getting even! Songs include ‘One For My Baby’, ‘My Way’, ‘I’m a Fool to Want You’, ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ and a haunting acapella version of ‘My Foolish Heart’ which he sang to Ava Gardner from his hotel balcony at night in her bungalow below – true story!

What songs get the biggest reaction? 

‘Angel Eyes’ – I evoke Sinatra’s classic performance when he took on the persona of a drunk – it’s quite heart-breaking and very moving. And ‘That’s Life’ – it’s an anthem of being knocked back and picking yourself up again. Everyone can identify with it.

What’s coming up next year? Where else are you touring?

Right after the festival I have a show with the 72-piece Doha Philharmonic Orchestra in Qatar. In Spring 2019, I’m going on a 2 months tour to South Africa and New Zealand.

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

Frank Sinatra was arguably the worlds best story teller through a song. When he sang of sadness he’d take you right there into the wee small hours with him. Or when he sang about ‘Flying to the Moon’ you soared up there too. He had an intuitive understanding of the lyrics which for him, came first, and through the words, he told a story. He also sang with attitude – you got the impression he couldn’t give a damn if you liked him or not which made him all the more appealing. And having one of the most beautiful voices ever known also helps.

How long has it taken for you to perfect your portrayal of Frank Sinatra?

About 17 years. I’m still learning.

Tell us what we can expect from the show?

Story telling, music and little known facts about Sinatra. I also perform songs from my  new album ‘Lost and Found’ which was recorded at Capitol Studios in LA alongside Sinatra’s band mates and in his studio using his microphone. The album comprises original big band arrangements including ‘An Englishman in Love in LA’ and ‘Sinatra and Me’ and jazz inspired arrangements of pop classics including, ‘It’s Not Unusual’ and ‘Oh, What a Night (Dec ’63)’’ which I perform as a haunting ballad. Sounds crazy, but it really works!

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

Audiences do differ but the one thing they have in common is a love of Sinatra and the music of that era. It’s timeless.

You can catch Richard at the Fringe in SINATRA:RAW details here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sinatra-raw

and at Eastwood Park in Sinatra and Me details/tickets here: https://www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/article/9588/Sinatra-and-Me

 

WHAT’S ON SEPTEMBER: Madness’ Musical comes to Glasgow

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From the writer of smash hits Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots comes the feel good, Olivier Award-winning Madness musical, Our House.

On the night of Joe’s 16th birthday, a split-second decision forces him to choose between himself and his heart. As two very different paths unfold before him, the consequences of that choice will change his life forever.

Set to a score of Madness hits including “It Must Be Love”, “House of Fun”, “Baggy Trousers” and “Our House”, this hilarious, high energy musical will have you singing and dancing in the aisles…Welcome to the house of fun!

King’s Theatre Glasgow 26 – 30 September 2017

FEATURE: Scottish Ballet… in rehearsal

Scottish Ballet present their Autumn season this week, featuring work by two of the world’s most highly regarded and original choreographers.

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Javier de Frutos with Company dancers in rehearsals for Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley

Elsa Canasta is a dark, funny and sexy evocation of the music of Cole Porter. With a touch of music hall magic, a singer who will share the stage and breathtaking partnering, the Scottish Ballet dancers will be having a ball. Choreographed by Javier de Frutos, a unique figure in the world of dance with a résumé that includes West End musicals, a Turner Prize nomination, Olivier and Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, music videos and a full-length ballet in collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys.

Also on the bill will be Motion of Displacement by Bryan Arias, winner of the 6th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition in 2013. Arias is a young American choreographer at the start of an exciting career that is sure to propel him to the heights of his profession, Scottish Ballet is the first company to bring his unique blend of dance styles to the UK.

An exclusive commission from Scottish Ballet, Motion of Displacement will explore the causes and effects of storytelling, inspired by his own childhood memories of his mother’s journey from her native land in pursuit of love.

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Scottish Ballet dancers in rehearsals for Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

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Constant Vigier in rehearsals for Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

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Eve Mutso in rehearsals for Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

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Andrew Peasgood and Constant Vigier with Rehearsal Director Hope Muir in rehearsals for Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

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Victor Zarallo and Thomas Edwards in rehearsals for Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

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Javier de Frutos in rehearsals for Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

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Constance Devernay with Rimbaud Patron in rehearsals for Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

 

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Shoes in the Peter Darrell Studio. Photo by Christina Riley.

For ticket information visit: http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/elsa-canasta-and-new-work/theatre-royal-glasgow/

Pictures © Scottish Ballet 0141 333 1092