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Join us back at Theatre Royal Dumfries as The Guild of Players presents The Steamie. The much-loved comedy set in 1950s Glasgow makes a welcome return and we're looking forward to seeing you there. As we are unsure as to the levels of social distancing that will be required in September, we are limiting audience numbers for the time being. Further tickets may be released closer to the time, so keep an eye on our website and social media. Tickets will be general admission, with seats allocated on the night, depending on group size.
NEWS ALERT……Janey Godley and her soup pot are on tour. “Frank Open the door” get ready!So, tell all the Sandras', 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 Dumfries!Live voice overs and stand up like you’ve never seen before. Check out some hilarious patter from Big Tereeza in Torremolinos, Boris and his bawjaws and see Nicola up on the big screen with all the latest patter. Hot from her recent appearances on BBC’s ‘Have I Got News for You’ and BBC Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News, Fringe Festival sell out and with over 20 years of performing award winning comedy around the world from Newcastle to New Zealand, Janey is excited to bring you her hilarious new show.With over 40 million hits online and regular sold out shows at Edinburgh and Glasgow Comedy Festivals, book early to avoid disappointment.
Deep in space the crew of the Fortuna are searching for extra-terrestrial life but the ship is malfunctioning, the crew are beginning to show signs of a strange infection and time is running out…As acclaimed sci-fi author Edward R Matherson lays on his death bed, a bloody battle of wits is taking place in his kitchen over the secret of the universe…Jamie’s life is in turnaround. He’s lost his job, he’s desperate for love and his only companion is a malfunctioning Alexa unit. She’s supposed to make his life easier. But the question is – who is serving whom?Time, space, kidnapping, torture, the infinity of the universe, the quest for humanity, the desperate search for meaning, the last gasp of a dying star and copious amounts of tea – these themes and more are covered in ‘Owdyado’s hilariously dark Twisted Tales Vol. 2 – three brand new comedy thrillers live on stage!
The Official UK No: 1 Tribute show, as voted by The Agents Association of Great Britain for three successive years, comes direct From London’s Leicester Square Theatre, The 02 and a Royal Command Performance.The acclaimed David Alacey (Lovejoy & Inspector Alleyn) stars as Frank Sinatra alongside Paul Drakeley (Inside Out – BBC) as Dean Martin. They are joined by former Eastenders star and ITV's popular weather presenter Des Coleman as Sammy Davis Jnr in the original Rat Pack show, now celebrating its 21st record breaking year.Together they amaze audiences with their recreation of the music of Sinatra, Martin and Davis, in a fabulous show which brings the style and excitement of the Las Vegas heyday to vivid life, including all the great hits - My Way, Mr Bojangles, New York New York, Amore, Come Fly With Me! And many more.
Just Beatles, Scotland’s home-grown ensemble of musicians, will perform their spectacular new critically acclaimed show that gives you a concert experience of 120 minutes of pure Beatles’ nostalgia.You’ll Get Back to where you once belonged, take a trip down Penny Lane or perhaps even Twist and Shout when you join Just Beatles as they faithfully re-create the revolutionary sounds of The Beatles. Expect a set that includes tracks from the early years of the Cavern right the way through to the Apple Rooftop show of 1969. The Beatles’ music is timeless, appealing to audiences of every age, bringing back memories and touching the hearts and souls of each new generation. This concert promises to be a fantastic night to remember for all Beatles fans, young and old, new or long-standing.
The Silence Of The Lambs meets Last Of The Summer Wine in dark comedy thriller The Killer Question. Former game show champion Walter Crump lives for murder (it was even his specialist subject on the nerve-shredding, general knowledge quiz show The Chair). But did his obsession with death ultimately lead to his own? That’s certainly what Inspector Black believes, and now it is Crump’s dopey widow Margaret who finds herself in the chair – accused of her husband’s murder.But as shocking details emerge about the events leading up to Walter’s final head to head, it quickly transpires that what started out as an open and shut case has turned into another game altogether: the cat and mouse variety, with more than one deadly twist in the tale.Will Inspector Black solve the mystery? Will Margaret be home in time for Country File? Who will prove to be the ultimate victim of The Chair? And, just as important, which actor will play which character… the audience decides!
Armed with only a drum, a guitar, a knife and a chair, this inventive, irreverent and highly accessible one-man is presented to you from the point of view of LEAR’s long suffering and ever-loyal fool. The bastard Edmund, haughty Goneril, poor deluded Gloucester, oily Oswald, sweet Cordelia, mad Tom – all the characters from this sad and sorry tale are brought to glorious life in this fast paced, funny, poignant and ultimately heartbreaking production.Adapted & performed by Paul Morel and directed by John Mowat with all of Oddbodies’ trademark physical ingenuity and visual flair, this is an unmissable reworking of one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant plays.
INTERNATIONAL ELVIS MASTERS CHAMPION, Jared Lee recreates the electrifying career of Elvis Aaron Presley. Taking you back to the Early Years, the Movie years & the concert years, 1969-1977.All faithfully recreated by Jared & his band including all of the hits from 1954 to 1977. The Wonder Of You, Heartbreak Hotel, If I Can Dream, Blue Suede Shoes, Viva Las Vegas and American Trilogy to name but a few. Along with many of the well-known hits of the King, there will be a few obscure songs which will be to sure to please the most ardent Elvis fans.Every aspect of the show is created to be as close to an Elvis concert as possible. Vocally, musically and most importantly the feel and energy of an Elvis Presley show is authentically created.
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to Panto we go! The Guild of Players are delighted to be performing Snow White by Ben Crocker for the first time ever this year. Come and join in the fun as we meet Snow White, Prince Charming and the seven dwarfs, not forgetting the evil Queen and our Panto Dame. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces this Christmas.Our 12 noon performance on Sunday 5th December will be a relaxed performance, perfect for anyone who needs a more relaxed approach to a theatre visit.
Europe’s leading ABBA tribute, Abbamania, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage.Abbamania’s widely acclaimed tribute to ABBA is a sensational two-hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits from Waterloo to Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Fernando and Chiquitita, all of which will have you dancing in the aisles.Dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with Abbamania
Now seen by over 350,000 fans live, Europe's No.1 multi award-winning show The Legends of American Country returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping country classics.The 2022 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Don William, Patsy Cline and Kenny Rogers, with new tributes to icons Hank Williams, Charley Pride, Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette, John Denver and Jim Reeves.Countless well-known hit songs feature in this must-see musical extravaganza. The show features four fantastic singers accompanied by a superb live band of musicians.
ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN will return to Dumfries when The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub at Theatre Royal Dumfries, guaranteeing one glorious night of high-energy Irish Music and more than a little bit of Irish Craic. The multi-award-winning Irish band The Wild Murphys features the very best traditional Irish musicians playing a thrilling mix of traditional and contemporary tunes guaranteed to have the audience’s hands clapping and toes tapping all night long. The seven-piece live band is headed by lead singer Middi Murphy armed with blarney, banter and an accordion, alongside Trevor Brewis (Jimmy Nail) on drums, Tony Davis (Prelude) on keys and the BBC award-winning fiddle player Sophy Ball on fiddle.
Legends of Irish music & song, The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, The Green Fields of France, The Old Man, Red Rose Café, From Clare To Here, Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway, Leaving Nancy, Steal Away and more head to Theatre Royal Dumfries on Monday 4th April 2022.The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 44 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul. Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is The Fureys’ Green Fields of France and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in National Concert Hall.
THE RACE IS ON to get tickets for the UK’s BIGGEST NIGHT OUT!Starring 16 of the worlds most glamorous and beautiful showgirls...who just happen to be men!Hollywood and Bollywood meet the West End as these diamante dripping divas perform all your favourite hits from the world’s biggest pop icons. A must see new production for 2022 featuring, as usual, plenty of fun filled comedy and outrageous cheekiness.Over 400 incredible costumes, more diamante covered sequin laden dance numbers and more glitz and glam than Las Vegas.This incredible production is the now recognized as the biggest and longest running cabaret show in the country having appeared as a highlight at the world famous Edinburgh Festival for over 21 years.
We've all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don't worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered. At 41, he's halfway through his days on earth, according to the life expectancy calculator app he paid £1.49 for. That life is in the best shape in living memory... but one problem remains, and it really is a huge one. Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the 'Taskmaster' survivor, multi-award-winner and “No More Jockeys” cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up. Maybe we'll even solve the huge problem. Doubt it, though.
Brooms Road car park (two-minute walk) is free.
Opens 30 minutes before each performance.
Theatre Royal Dumfries, Scotland’s Oldest TheatreThe oldest theatre in Scotland, Theatre Royal Dumfries is in the heart of the town 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:Theatre Royal Dumfries 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.
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