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Beyond The Rainbow 2-3 Days

Beyond The Rainbow

Tram Direct Theatre CompanyJudy Garland charmed everyone with her acting and singing talent. But what lay behind the persona? What influence did Louis B Meyer, the MGM magnate, have on her journey to stardom? As we follow their time together, we realise the highs and lows of stardom and what brought this great entertainer to her knees and eventual downfall. Many of Judy’s famous songs are included. “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, “I got Rhythm”, “Dear Mr Gable” and many more.Written and directed by Isobel BarrettSuitable for age 12+Interval of 15 minutes Buy Tickets ..

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022

Curtain Up! 2-3 Days

Curtain Up!

Warm up to Biggar Little Festival with this pre-festival event from Biggar Theatre Workshop, running for three nights on the first weekend in October.A farcical comedy by Peter Quilter, Curtain Up tells the story of a group of women who inherit equal shares in an old ruined theatre and have to get involved in all kind of chaos and madness to try to save it from destruction. The play is light-hearted, fun entertainment which has had audiences laughing in Britain for over a decade. 6th Oct- Buy Tickets 7th Oct- Buy Tickets 8th Oct- Buy Tickets ..

Date: Thursday 6th, Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October 2022

Dancing With The Devil 2-3 Days

Dancing With The Devil

An intriguing drama, with music.The Barrowland Ballroom. 1968...Rife with rhythm, romance and rumour.With a sensational & live soundtrack to the 60s when rumour was rife, on and off the dancefloor... of a serial killer. ‘Ye dancing? Be careful who’s askin’!A Jive, a Jim. A John. Bible John.A City gripped with fear and still looking for answers to the man behind that fear.Written and directed by Paul MooreSuitable for age 14+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Friday 14th October 2022

James Hutton & The Evolution Of The Earth 2-3 Days

James Hutton & The Evolution Of The Earth

Atkinson-Pryce Books hosts an evening with author Ray Perman.Among the giants of the Scottish Enlightenment, the name of James Hutton is overlooked. Yet his Theory of the Earth revolutionised the way we think about how our planet was formed and laid the foundation for the science of geology. He was in his time a doctor, a farmer, a businessman, a chemist yet he described himself as a philosopher - a seeker after truth.To book tickets please contact Atkinson-Pryce Books: 01899 221225 / www.atkinson-pryce.co.uk / Atkinson-Pryce Book..

Date: Wednesday 19th October 2022

Philip Miller- The Goldenacre 2-3 Days

Philip Miller- The Goldenacre

Atkinson-Pryce Books hosts an evening with author Philip Miller.The Goldenacre - a masterpiece by the painter and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh - has been given to the people of Scotland. The beautiful canvas, the last work by the artistic genius, enthrals the art world, but behind it lies a dark and violent mystery... To book tickets please contact Atkinson-Pryce Books: 01899 221225 / www.atkinson-pryce.co.uk / Atkinson-Pryce Book..

Date: Monday 17th October 2022

Taking To The Stage 2-3 Days

Taking To The Stage

Whether you’re an aspiring performer or simply want to build self-confidence, this class offers a gentle introduction to acting in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Ideal for those with little or no experience, join professional actor Clare Yuille to explore playful, practical acting games and techniques. Clare is a founding member of Braw Clan. Her credits include the Royal Lyceum, the Tron, Vanishing Point, the Royal Exchange, ITV and the BBC. To take part all you need is comfortable clothes and the willingness to give it a bash.Places limited so please book.Suitable for ages 18+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Tuesday 18th October 2022

The Play's The Thing 2-3 Days

The Play's The Thing

Read a hilarious play out loud in the company of others – no acting experience necessary! Join playwright Martin Travers for an informal read-through of his award-winning play Scarfed for Life, a modern parable set against the first Old Firm game of the season. Funny, hard hitting and thought provoking, the play is taught in high schools across Glasgow as part of the Sense Over Sectarianism project.You’ll receive a free copy of the play, which includes strong and sectarian language, and no advance reading is required. To take part all you need is your specs.Suitable for ages 18+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Sunday 16th October 2022

The Rain Men 2-3 Days

The Rain Men

Wullie and Harry are two elderly comedians who were once a popular Scottish music hall comedy act known as The Rain Men.After 30 years together, they parted ways on unfriendly terms and have not spoken to each other since.Now 20 years later their agent is trying to get them to revive the double act for a one-off music hall special at The Panopticon Theatre in Glasgow but the old animosity is still there.A play by John HughesSuitable for all ages Buy Tickets..

Date: Saturday 15th October 2022

The Tragedy Of Macbeth In One Act 2-3 Days

The Tragedy Of Macbeth In One Act

Lanark Grammar Theatre Club present a One Act adaptation of the The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare for one performance only!Suitable for age 10+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Thursday 13th October 2022

Time’s Plague 2-3 Days

Time’s Plague

 Bob Cunningham (David Hayman) is in a hospital bed on the hospital’s top floor. It is the long dark, stormy night of the soul – in an understaffed ward, a single room. He’s broken... but so is the world around him, but why is he so afraid of what the morning will bring? Bob reflects on his own life, and on the NHS, Covid, the rise of the right, Independence, Afghanistan, climate change... everything he has believed and worked for all his life lies in tatters. As he lies there, motionless. It’s the culmination of a dramatic trilogy. The Pitiless Storm (2014), the political; The Cause of Thunder (2017), the personal; Time’s Plague, a matter of life and death.... Bob’s deepest, spiritual journey.Can septuagenarians still change their min..

Date: Tuesday 18th October 2022

Words Words Words 2-3 Days

Words Words Words

Come along and listen to new poems, short stories and more from local writers, Lindsay Macgregor, Neil Paynter, Thelma Good and Trish Reith. It will be an evening of humour, absurdity, tribulation and local colour. In between our short readings there may be prizes! And there may also be surprises...So join us and sit back and listen to our words, words, words from Biggar and beyond.Age 18+ years Buy Tickets ..

Date: Thursday 20th October 2022

Writing For The Stage 2-3 Days

Writing For The Stage

Would you love to try playwriting but don’t know where to begin? Join award-winning playwright Martin Travers for a fun and informal 90 minutes as we give writing for the stage a whirl.A founding member of Braw Clan Theatre Company based in Biggar, his plays include Scarfed for Life and Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles?, which won the Best Play for Young Audiences from the Writers’ Guild this year.To take part all you need is a pencil and your imagination!Braw Clan is the world’s only Scots language theatre company.From whispered tales around a flickering fire to a brutal monologue on a naked stage, we tell electrifying stories inspired by the people of Scotland.Suitable for ages 18+ Buy Tickets ..

Date: Sunday 16th October 2022

‘Readathon’ In Aid Of MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank 2-3 Days

‘Readathon’ In Aid Of MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank

Biggar based independent publisher Red Squirrel Press in partnership with MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank invites you to join us to read your poetry, fiction, non- fiction, memoir etc. for ten minutes for £10. Everyone welcome. Please book via Biggar Little Festival and all proceeds will go directly to MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank. Buy Tickets ..

Date: Friday 21st October 2022

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