PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDTram 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 Barrett
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.
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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+
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..
UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONEDAtkinson-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.....
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
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..
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
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.