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Theatre Royal, Dumfries


66-68 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 2JH
01387 254209
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Act of Repair
FROM:26-07-2019
TO:26-07-2019
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Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble 2019 present Act of Repair

Scottish Youth Theatre’s 2019 National Ensemble is a company of twenty radical, diverse and talented artists aged 16-25 selected from across Scotland.

Act of Repair is a brand-new piece of theatre with the themed enquiry of Brexit. It is devised, written and performed by the company and directed by Brian Ferguson (Cyrano De Bergerac).

7.30pm

Tickets: Full £10 | Concession £7

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Black Roses
FROM:25-07-2019
TO:27-07-2019
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In the early hours of Saturday 11 August 2007, 21-year-old Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend Robert Maltby were attacked. As a result of her severe head injuries Sophie never regained consciousness.

Black Roses is an elegy for Sophie, in which poet Simon Armitage gives her back her voice and the local cast reflect on what lessons can be learned and how even today, hate crimes come in many forms.

A powerful story about the killing of Sophie Lancaster, performed by local young people and produced by professional award-winning local theatre company Bunbury Banter.

"Something in their lives despises ours. The difference between us is what they can't stand."

7.30pm

Tickets: £6

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - The Greatest Showgirls Tour
FROM:30-07-2019
TO:30-07-2019
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Now seen by over 3,000,000 people, The Ladyboys of Bangkok makes a welcome return to Theatre Royal Dumfries.

Cheekier, funnier and as spectacular as ever, this amazing show has been touring in the UK for 21 years since it was created for the world-famous Edinburgh Festival.
A cabaret like no other cabaret, performed by girls like no other girls, featuring 16 of the world’s most beautiful and stunning showgirls…who just happen to be men! And Introducing ’Direct from a small cottage in the woods’ Jamie John, their very own Diamond Diva.

Our all new production for 2019 is bigger and as glitzy and glamorous as ever, prepare for a night you’ll talk about for years. Laugh and sing your heart out with hundreds of friends you’ve yet to meet!

The Lady boys Of Bangkok is coming to your theatre with the biggest party in town at the UK’s number 1 cabaret show in 2019.

Tickets: Full £23 | Concession £21

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries Box Office, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Dean Friedman
FROM:01-08-2019
TO:01-08-2019
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Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, McDonald’s Girl and more.

Following last year’s sold-out, 40th Anniversary Tour, Friedman returns to the stage armed with a stunning collection of his insightful and compelling, true-to-life ‘story songs’ - songs of pathos and humor that deal with family, friends, neighbors, work and the seemingly trivial, yet ultimately essential stuff of everyday life.

A consummate entertainer, Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboard, featuring songs from throughout his four-decade career, including familiar, radio hits and fan favorites, drawn from his eight studio albums. Invite family and friends and join Friedman for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share.

Tickets: £24

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries Box Office, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Absolute Classics - Sacconi Quartet
FROM:02-08-2019
TO:02-08-2019
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The award-winning Sacconi Quartet is recognised for its unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. Performing with style and commitment, the Quartet is known throughout the world for its creativity and integrity of interpretation. Formed in 2001, its four founder members continue to demonstrate a shared passion for string quartet repertoire, infectiously reaching out to audiences with their energy and enthusiasm.

The Quartet have enjoyed a highly successful international career, performing regularly throughout Europe, at London’s major venues, in recordings and on radio broadcasts. The Sacconi is Quartet in Association at the Royal College of Music.

Programme:

Haydn Quartet No. 53 ‘Lark’
Schubert Quartett-Satz
Interval
Beethoven Quartet Op. 131

7.30pm

Tickets: £15

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Absolute Classics - Adriano Graziani and Phillip Thomas
FROM:03-08-2019
TO:03-08-2019
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After making his debut with Scottish Opera, internationally renowned tenor, Adriano Graziani has had success at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera and Glyndebourne. Accompanying Adriano in an evening of Italian Arias will be pianist, Phillip Thomas.

Programme:

Giuseppe Giordani Caro mio Ben
Alessandro Scarlatti Gia il sole dal gange
Tosti Malia
Tosti A’Vuchella
Bellini Vaga Luna
Mariu Parlami d’amore
Respighi Nebbie
Ernesto de Curtis Tu ca nun chiagne
Salvatore CardilloCore in grato
Umberto Giordano Amor ti vieta-Fedora
Tosca-Puccini E Lucevan Le Stella
Puccini Addio Fiorito Asil from Madama Butterfly

7.30pm

Tickets: £15

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Absolute Classics - Alexy Ospirov and Oxana Shevchenko
FROM:05-08-2019
TO:05-08-2019
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Alexey Osipov was born in St.Petersburg, Russia in 1993. He graduated from the Special music school of St.Petersburg Conservatory (classes of Vladimir Ovcharek and Vera Dobrinina), followed by Bachelor and Master diplomas with Pierre Amoyal in Lausanne. Alexey is currently studying with Svetlana Makarova at the Conservatoire de Lausanne – HEMU in Switzerland.

Oxana Shevchenko is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility, and versatility. She is equally in demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. At the age of 9, Oxana gave her first performance as a soloist with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra.

Programme:

Prokofiev Five melodies, op. 35
Prokofiev Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 2, in D major, Â op. 94 bis
Interval
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, in G major
Saint-Saens/Ysaye - Etude en forme de Valse
Bizet/Waxman - Carmen fantasy

7.30pm

Tickets: £15

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Absolute Classics - Ulysses Piano Trio
FROM:07-08-2019
TO:07-08-2019
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Oxana Shevchenko is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility, and versatility. She is equally in demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. At the age of 9, Oxana gave her first performance as a soloist with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra.

Alexey Osipov was born in St.Petersburg, Russia in 1993. He graduated from the Special music school of St.Petersburg Conservatory (classes of Vladimir Ovcharek and Vera Dobrinina), followed by Bachelor and Master diplomas with Pierre Amoyal in Lausanne.

Christoph Croisé (1993*) is a cellist with international concert appearances. At the age of 17, he made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall, where he has performed on several occasions since. He also appears regularly in further world-renowned concert halls including the Tonhalle Zurich and the Wigmore Hall London.

Programme:

Brahms Piano Trio no 1 in B major, op. 8
Interval
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor op. 50

7.30pm

Tickets: £15

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Absolute Classics - Christoph Croise and Oxana Shevchenko
FROM:08-08-2019
TO:08-08-2019
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Christoph Croisé (1993*) is a cellist with international concert appearances. At the age of 17, he made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall, where he has performed on several occasions since. He also appears regularly in further world-renowned concert halls including the Tonhalle Zurich and the Wigmore Hall London.

Oxana Shevchenko is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility, and versatility. She is equally in demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. At the age of 9, Oxana gave her first performance as a soloist with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra. Since then Oxana has gone onto have great success in many international competitions, which included winning First Prize at the Scottish International Piano Competition in 2010.

Programme:

Schumann Fantasiestucke, op. 73
Stravinsky Suite Italienne
Interval
Chopin Introduction and Polonaise brillante, C major, op. 3
Chopin Sonata for Cello and Piano, f minor, op. 65

7.30pm

Tickets: £15

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Absolute Classics - Ferio Saxophone Quartet
FROM:09-08-2019
TO:09-08-2019
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As one of the leading British saxophone quartets among the new generation of artists, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet consistently receives a highly enthusiastic reception from audiences and critics alike.

Programme:

Purcell, arr. Iain Farrington Rondeau from Abdelazer Suite, Z. 570
Bach, arr. Iain Farrington Air from Suite no.3 in D major, BWV 1068 & Fugue in G minor, BWV 578
Hugo Reinhart Quartet in F minor for Saxophone Quartet ( Mnt selection)
Guillermo Lago Sarajevo, from Ciudades, and Addis Ababa, from Ciudades
Fraser Clark New work commissioned for Absolute Classics by BDS, Dumfries
Interval
Shostakovich, arr. Iain Farrington Suite for Jazz Orchestra no. 2
Pedro Iturralde Memorias

7.30pm

Tickets: £15

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Absolute Classics - Peter Donohoe
FROM:10-08-2019
TO:10-08-2019
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In the years since his unprecedented success as Silver Medal winner of the 1982 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Peter Donohoe has built an extraordinary world-wide career, encompassing a huge repertoire and over forty years’ experience as a pianist, as well as continually exploring many other avenues in music-making. He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.

Programme:

Mozart Sonata in A minor K310
Schubert Four Impromptus Op 142
Interval
Haydn Sonata in C Major Hob 48
Tchaikovsky Sonata No 2 in G Major Op 37

7.30pm

Tickets: £20

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Absolute Classics - Le Yu
FROM:11-08-2019
TO:11-08-2019
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Born in China. Percussionist Le Yu graduated with the first International Artist Diploma in Solo Percussion from the Royal Northern College of Music, UK with a full scholarship. Le also holds Masters Degree of Music with Distinction and Honours Bachelor Degree of Music from the RNCM, He has worked with Dame Evelyn Glennie, Keiko Abe, Ian Wright, Eric Sammut and Simone Rebello among to others.

Programme:

Keiko Abe Wind in the bamboo grove
Arr. Robert Oetomo Over the Rainbow
Steve Reich Clapping Music
Julie Spencer DJ Dog Demokracy
Ivan Trevino The Warning Light Are Blinking Red for Solo Marimba and Audio Track
Piazzolla arr. Fumito Nunoya Libertango
Interval
Gang Chen Arr.Gang Liu Sunshine over Tarshkurgan, Chinese Folk Song
J.S Bach Cello Suite No.1 Prelude
Eric Sammut Variations on Porgy and Bess
Keiko Abe Prism Rhapsody Concerto for Marimba and Piano

2.30pm

Tickets: £15

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

10CCLO
FROM:24-08-2019
TO:24-08-2019
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The greatest hits of 10cc and ELO. What could be said about these multi-platinum super-groups that hasn't already been said? They are two of the most creative and enduring bands of all time. Their songs are worldwide rock classics and FM radio staples, that over the passing decades have remained in the hearts of millions of fans… and in the hearts of the musicians that make up the only European tribute to these 2 incredible bands from the last 4 decades.

Remember these? Dreadlock Holiday, Mr Blue Sky, I’m Mandy Fly Me, Livin’ Thing, Evil Woman, The Things We Do for Love, Wild West Hero, Life is a Minestrone, Art for Art’s Sake, Turn to Stone, I’m Not in Love, Roll Over Beethoven, Rubber Bullets… Just a few among the many massive hits that make up the timeless repertoire of 10cc and The Electric Light Orchestra.

Tickets: Full £20 | Concession £18

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries Box Office, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

The Guild of Players Showcase 2019-20
FROM:31-08-2019
TO:31-08-2019
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Come along to our Guild of Players Showcase evening on Saturday 31st August, where we will be previewing our 2019-20 Season.

All My Sons: 9th - 12th October 2019, directed by Alan Ritson

Dick Whittington - 30th November - 14th December 2019, directed by Anne Aldridge

The Last of the Red Hot Lovers - 12th - 15th February 2020, directed by Lesley Woodhouse

Blithe Spirit - 1st - 4th April 2020, directed by Rachel Reekie.

Tickets include a glass of wine/soft drink.

7.30pm

Tickets: £5

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Clybourne Park
FROM:10-09-2019
TO:10-09-2019
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Rapture Theatre is proud to present an exciting new production of this critically acclaimed modern American classic, Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race.

In 1959, Bev and Russ are moving after the tragic death of their son. Inadvertently, they have sold their house to the neighbourhood’s first black family, which causes ripples of discontent amongst the cosy white urbanites of the local area.

Fifty years later, in 2009, the roles are reversed when a young white couple buys the same house in what is now a predominantly black neighbourhood. In both instances, a community showdown takes place, pitting race against real estate with this home as the battleground. Are the issues buried beneath the floor boards actually the same fifty years on?

7.30pm

Tickets: Full £14 | Concession £12

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Crimes on the Coast
FROM:19-09-2019
TO:20-09-2019
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A secluded island hotel just off the English coast becomes a crime scene, as a scandal-inducing femme-fatale is felled. All the guests on the island are suspects, but are they alone and is all quite what it seems?

Multi-award-winning theatre company New Old Friends present Crimes On the Coast, a comedy thriller directed by James Farrell (Associate Director - The 39 Steps, West End). The show enjoyed a sell-out national tour in 2018 (under previous title Crimes Under the Sun) and hits the road again in 2019 featuring four actors playing multiple outrageous characters, and a plot that romps along in the company’s trademark inventive style.

Inspired by Agatha Christie, Noel Coward and PG Wodehouse, you are invited on an hilarious but murderous trip to a classic English Riviera retreat.

7.30pm

Tickets: £15

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

The Johnny Cash Roadshow
FROM:24-09-2019
TO:24-09-2019
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The only show to be endorsed by the Cash family is back on top form with a brand new production for 2019.

Award winning front man Clive John dedicates this year to a 50th anniversary tour of the legendary San Quentin State Prison recordings which was televised on Granada Television on February 24th 1969, and later released on June 4 of that same year. Alongside Clive is his iconic wife June Carter played by Emily Heighway, a world class band (Spirit band) and the JCR horns. All supported with full video projection.

This show is simply the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today. Songs from the San Quentin live album will be performed mixed with all the hits and favourite songs that we all know and love. This show is only coming round once so don’t miss out!

Tickets: £18

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries Box Office, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Only Fools and Boycie
FROM:25-09-2019
TO:25-09-2019
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Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

Tickets: £18

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries Box Office, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Rock n Roll Revolution
FROM:26-09-2019
TO:26-09-2019
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Award-winning band The Bluejays (featuring stars of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Dreamboats & Petticoats and Million Dollar Quartet) take you on a jiving journey through the fabulous fifties.

Packed with over 40 classic hits including Rock Around The Clock, That’ll Be The Day, Jailhouse Rock, Johnny B. Goode, Tutti Frutti, C’mon Everybody, Stupid Cupid, Great Balls of Fire and La Bamba, all performed live on stage, Rock and Roll Revolution will transport you back to the era when music changed the world forever!

From the early days of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun Studio, via the brief but brilliant careers of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Eddie Cochran, right through to Rock ‘n’ Roll’s heyday with artists such as Cliff Richard, Connie Francis, Bill Haley and his Comets, Dion and the Belmonts and Little Richard – Rock and Roll Revolution is a whistle-stop tour through music’s most defining decade!

Tickets: Full £18 | Concession £16

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries Box Office, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

The Guild of Players presents All My Sons
FROM:09-10-2019
TO:12-10-2019
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How far would a man go to protect his family, his interests, and his legacy? Join The Guild of Players as we open the 2019-20 season with Arthur Miller's classic All My Sons.

Guild of Players 2019-20 Season Ticket Offer
Buy your tickets for All My Sons, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers and Blithe Spirit in one transaction and receive £2 off per ticket.
Discount automatically applied.

7.30pm

Tickets: Full £12 | Concession £10 | Guild Member £8

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
FROM:17-10-2019
TO:17-10-2019
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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly...

But The People’s Theatre Company do!

And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' bestselling book!

From the creators of Don't Dribble On The Dragon, this magical show has been written especially for grownups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart-warming family fun.

It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102!

The songs in the show including If You're Happy and You know It, Incy Wincy Spider and many more are available to sing along to on The People's Theatre Company's website at www.ptc.org.uk so why not have a listen and join in when you visit the theatre!

Tickets: Full £12 | Concession/Under 16 £10
2.30pm

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries Box Office, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Susie McCabe
FROM:18-10-2019
TO:18-10-2019
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With her brilliant storytelling, acute observations and killer punchlines, she's quickly becoming a firm favourite.

The fastest-selling act at Glasgow International Comedy Festival three years running is back with a brand-new show! In her 40th year, Susie has decided to leave cynicism behind to be an all-new positive Susie (optimistic at best, positive at pushing it).

Join the former 'Scottish Headliner of the Year' and Glasgow favourite for what will no doubt be another barnstormer of a show.

8pm

Tickets: £13

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

The Monster and Mary Shelley
FROM:23-10-2019
TO:23-10-2019
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1816 – the year without a summer.

On yet another sun-less day at their villa in Switzerland, Lord Byron challenges his guests Percy and Mary Shelley to ‘each write a ghost story’. Two days later Mary, 18 years old and having recently watched her premature baby die, has a ‘waking dream’ and begins to write a story that will haunt and define her for the rest of her life.

Over 200 years since the publication of ‘Frankenstein’, The Occasion is delighted to present a new production drawing inspiration from Mary Shelley’s extraordinary life.

Incorporating elements of music hall, melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion with a pulsing, contemporary cinematic score, The Monster and Mary Shelley is a celebration of one of literature’s most influential talents and an atmospheric, moving, and at times darkly comic exploration of the Gothic Girl who electrified the world.

7.30pm

Tickets: Full £12 | Concession £10

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers
FROM:24-10-2019
TO:24-10-2019
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This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.

It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Saturday night live programme, “The One and Only”, hosted by Graham Norton.

The show rarely pauses for breath and is, quite simply, the most compelling concert of its kind. The hits just keep on coming - That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more.

Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”

7.30pm

Tickets: Full £17 | Concession £15

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Mark Watson: The Infinite Tour
FROM:27-10-2019
TO:27-10-2019
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Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster', half-killed on 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island', Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.

Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke- and-rant-per-minute rate.

Tickets: £19

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries Box Office, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Nosferatu
FROM:31-10-2019
TO:31-10-2019
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Filmed in Germany and Slovakia in 1921.

Premiered at Berlin's Zoologischer Garten in 1922.

A judge ordered all copies to be destroyed in 1923.

Fortunately one copy managed to survive.

Nosferatu is presented with a original score by Dave Abbott which will be performed live.

Resound a Silent re-scores classic films that either had no original music, or the original music has been lost.

7.30pm

Tickets: £15

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Dave Johns: From Byker to Bafta
FROM:02-11-2019
TO:02-11-2019
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This autumn Dave presents his all new stand up show From Byker to Bafta.

Dave Johns has been a stand up comic for nearly three decades, touring his one man shows world wide; alongside this he is also a multi award-winning film actor, accomplished stage actor and respected stand-up comic.

He is perhaps best known for playing the lead role in Ken Loach's feature film I, Daniel Blake for which he won the 2016 BIFA for Best Actor. He also won Best Actor at the Dublin Film Critics Circle and Best Newcomer at the EMPIRE Awards. Other nominations included Best Actor at the 2016 European Film Awards, Evening Standard British Film Awards, Critics' Circle Awards 2017. I, Daniel Blake won the 2016 Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival and also the award for Outstanding British Film at the 2017 BAFTAs.

7.30pm

Tickets: £14

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

The Country and Comedy Show
FROM:07-11-2019
TO:07-11-2019
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Direct from Ireland, the hugely popular Gary Gamble stars, with his surreal impressions of Daniel O' Donnell with special guest, the sweetheart from Donegal, Elaine Boyle.

Both backed by the fabulous Ryan Turner band, join us for a nostalgic night of country and comedy that will have you toe tapping and tickled pink with laughter all night long.

Early booking advisable as this show will sell out!

7.30pm

Tickets: £20

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Janey Godley
FROM:08-11-2019
TO:08-11-2019
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NEWS ALERT……Janey Godley is on tour. So, tell all the Sandra’s, Big Frank and all the lassies fresh from Zumba to grab the soup pot and get ready for the “Queen of Scottish Comedy” coming to a town near you!

Live voice overs and stand up like you’ve never seen before. Check out some hilarious patter from Big Tereeza (if she’s still around!) and Nicola up on the big screen.

Hot from her recent appearance’s on BBC’s ‘Have I Got News for You’ and BBC Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News and with over 20 years of performing award winning comedy around the world from Newcastle to New Zealand, Janey is excited to bring her hilarious new show to a town near you.

With over 40 million hits online and regular sold out shows at Edinburgh and Glasgow comedy festivals, book early to avoid disappointment.

Come see the woman who Billy Connolly called “A Fu%king great comedian

All tickets £15*

Tickets available at Theatre Royal, Dumfries Box Office – 01387 254209, www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk and Midsteeple Box Office - 01387 254209

*subject to booking fees

The Three Degrees
FROM:13-11-2019
TO:13-11-2019
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All the way from the USA, The Three Degrees head to Dumfries with their 50th Anniversary Tour in November 2019.

The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group has remained a trio, with two original members since Sheila Ferguson left many moons ago.

A firm favourite with Prince Charles, they sang at his 30th birthday party and were guests at his wedding to Princess Diana.

The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows. They are known all around the world for songs like When Will I See You Again, Dirty Ol' Man and Take Good Care Of Yourself. They have been continuously touring for more than 40 years and still touring to this day.

Tickets: £25

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries Box Office, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Tenement Jazz Band
FROM:15-11-2019
TO:15-11-2019
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Tenement Jazz band are a traditional jazz band formed in early 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Brought together by their shared love of New Orleans music, and comprising musicians from various corners of Edinburgh’s vibrant jazz scene, they are on a journey of exploration back to the roots of the music that they play.

Their aims are to capture the raw energy and excitement of the early jazz recordings, to find and revive lesser-heard songs and cultivate their own interpretations of these, all in order to captivate experienced jazzers, dancing persons, and uninitiated ears alike.

In their brief existence so far they have performed at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow Jazz Festivals, collaborated with various musicians via their own Cellar Session residency, and performed their own hit show on the Edinburgh Fringe telling the story of the ‘Red Hot Roots of Jazz’ from turn of the century New Orleans and beyond.

7.30pm

Tickets: Full £12 | Concession £11 | Student/Under 16 £8

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

We Three Kings of Rock n Roll
FROM:21-11-2019
TO:21-11-2019
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Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison & Elvis - Come and join us for an evening of pure Rock n Roll!

Marc Robinson will celebrate the Music of Buddy Holly in this the 60th Anniversary Year since that fateful night back in 1959.

Darren Page an exciting talent with vocals that are second to none in his portrayal of Roy Orbison. Songs will include, I Drove All Night, In Dreams, and Pretty Woman.

Paul Molloy will celebrate the music of the true King of Rock n Roll ELVIS! Songs will include Don’t be Cruel, Teddy Bear, Shake Rattle & Roll, plus a lot more, all driven by the fabulous Band The Counterfeit Crickets, an evening of pure nostalgia and not to be missed!

Will Rock n Roll ever Die? That’ll be the Day!

Tickets: £18

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries Box Office, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Dick Whittington
FROM:30-11-2019
TO:14-12-2019
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Join us for our annual pantomime, as this year The Guild of Players' present the wonderful story of Dick Whittington.

Building on the success of last year, we are offering a relaxed performance on Sunday 8th December at 12 noon, where every effort will be made to ensure an enjoyable and comfortable experience for all.

Saturday and Sunday matinees - 2pm
Weekday evenings - 7pm

Tickets: Full £12 | Concession £10
Group bookings: For every 10 tickets bought, the 11th is free.

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Legends of American Country
FROM:09-01-2020
TO:09-01-2020
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Now seen by over 300,00 fans, direct from Ireland Europe's No 1 award-winning Country music show "The Legends of American Country" returns for another fantastic night of toe-tapping Country classics.

The 2020 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Don William, Patsy Cline and Kenny Rogers and 5 brand new tributes to icons Hank Williams, Charley Pride, Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette and Jim Reeves with countless other well-known hit songs in this must-see extravaganza.

The show features four fantastic singers who are all backed by the superb award-winning live band and coupled with an authentic stage set that will transport you all the way hand clapping and toe talking to Nashville and back.

One thing’s for sure, if you like country music this is the only show in town!

7.30pm

Tickets: £21.50

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

The Guild of Players presents Last of the Red Hot Lovers
FROM:12-02-2020
TO:15-02-2020
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Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers examines what it means to grow older, and asks the question, “What do you do when it seems as if your life hasn’t been fully lived?”

Guild of Players 2019-20 Season Ticket Offer
Buy your tickets for All My Sons, Last of the Red Hot Lovers and Blithe Spirit in one transaction and receive £2 off per ticket.
Discount automatically applied.

7.30pm

Tickets: Full £12 | Concession £10 | Guild Member £8

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

The Ultimate 70s Show
FROM:29-02-2020
TO:29-02-2020
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The Ultimate 70s Show is a totally live 7 piece tribute to the seventies with both male and female lead vocals, featuring Martin Metcalf ex Geordie, alongside the powerhouse vocals of Chris Peters.

The ultimate 70s show is a Rock extravaganza featuring the biggest hits from Slade, T.Rex, The Sweet, David Bowie, Suzie Quatro, John Miles, Mungo Jerry, Alice Cooper, Mott the Hoople and Queen, to name a few.

The audience are encouraged to dress with the times and to join in the fun in this high octane show. With all the colourful costumes you would expect from this era, the Ultimate 70s is a feast for the eyes and ears. So come and join the band as we take you on a roller coaster back to the days where melodies and big hooks were king and we could all leave our inhibitions at the door.

Get Down and get with it with the Ultimate 70s show.

7.30pm

Tickets: £18

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

The Guild of Players presents Blithe Spirit
FROM:01-04-2020
TO:04-04-2020
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The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati.

Guild of Players 2019-20 Season Ticket Offer
Buy your tickets for All My Sons, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers and Blithe Spirit in one transaction and receive £2 off per ticket.
Discount automatically applied.

7.30pm

Tickets: Full £12 | Concession £10 | Guild Member £8

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Patsy Cline and Friends
FROM:01-05-2020
TO:01-05-2020
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PLEASE NOTE THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 6TH JUNE 2019

Tribute Concert to Patsy Cline – Hank Williams – Jim Reeves

The Velvet Country voice of Patsy Cline caught the imagination of Sue Lowry, who has been a lifelong fan of Patsy Cline and Country Music.

Patsy Cline was a record-breaking artist spending 251 weeks in the Country Music Album Charts in the U.S.A. A down to earth ‘Gal’ who could look good in western wear or any evening dress, as she performed all the country ballads.

With all the wonderful recordings she left behind this will be an evening to celebrate the power of her music!

Tickets: £18

Available at Theatre Royal Dumfries Box Office, Midsteeple Box Office, 01387 254209 and www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

Theatre Royal Dumfries, Scotland’s Oldest Theatre

The oldest theatre in Scotland, the Theatre Royal is in the heart of Dumfries and first opened its doors in 1792. It has strong associations with the renowned Scottish poet Robert Burns, who wrote several pieces specifically for its stage.

The Theatre saw multiple changes of ownership during the first half the of 20th Century, before being bought by the Guild of Players in 1959.
The Guild managed to secure support from new sources and instead of planning on building new facilities upwards, they looked towards expanding outwards. Adjacent buildings were purchased, and renovation work began in 2014, completed by the end of 2015. The newly refurbished building includes several new spaces while maintaining many of the historic features, ushering Scotland’s oldest theatre into the 21st Century.

Attend one of the touring productions presented throughout the year, which includes live music, stand-up comedy and theatrical dramas. The Guild of Players presents a regular season of four shows, as well as a family-friendly Christmas pantomime.

Grab a drink at the bar before the show or enjoy a meal from the customised theatre menus at nearby restaurants. Want to get hands-on at the theatre? You can participate in one of the workshops or join our group of fantastic volunteers and help build sets and design costumes.
Getting there:

The Theatre Royal is located on the edge of Dumfries’ main shopping district, a short walk from the Dumfries railway station. It’s a 1.5-hour train journey to Dumfries from Glasgow or just under one hour’s drive from Carlisle Airport.

Transport

Dumfries station

Parking

Brooms Road car park (two-minute walk) is free.

Bar

Opens 30 minutes before each performance.

Access Info

Tokenline: 020 3011 0755

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