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Pylon 31/03/2017 - 31/03/2017 Palace Theatre
In 1994, David McFarlane’s life changes forever. His family, his community and his world would never be the same again. Finally, he is ready to go back.

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what is not true. The other is to refuse to accept what is true.” - Kierkegaard
'Be Here Now - Indie Rock Fest' 01/04/2017 - 01/04/2017 Grand Hall
Singin' I'm No A Billy He's A Tim 01/04/2017 - 01/04/2017 Cumnock Town Hall
On the day of an Old Firm clash, a Rangers and Celtic fan end up sharing a courtroom cell. Their only hope of escape is betting on the match to pay their fines. While taking turns to watch the game on a TV through their cell door, the pair bicker their way through every entrenched cliché of “Scotland’s shame” from religion to politics and national identity.
But aided by their kindly turnkey Harry – whose worries for his sick grandson help put their petty quarrels into perspective – they’re forced to reach a grudging understanding.

Des Dillon’s brilliant satire of bigotry in Scotland and its connection with the nation’s two biggest football teams first scored critical acclaim at the Fringe in 2005, and has since been a near-constant fixture in theatres in Scotland.
Foster & Allan 06/04/2017 - 06/04/2017 Palace Theatre
International recording artists Foster & Allen are bringing their 40th Anniversary Tour to the UK. They will perform a string of their hits including Bunch of Thyme, Maggie,
After All These Years, I Will Love You All My Life and Old Flames as well as more recent recordings like Gold & Silver Days, A Hug and songs from their new 40th Anniversary “Celebration” CD due out in early Autumn.

Foster & Allen’s style and easy listening sound remains as fresh and exciting as ever.
Comedy Club - Patrick Rolink: The Big Man of Scottish Comedy 07/04/2017 - 07/04/2017 Palace Theatre
One of Scotland’s most beloved acts, the jolly juggernaut of jokes, brings his hit one man show to the Palace. Jam packed with hysterical one-liners, old school banter, new school laughter and stories that will leave everyone with aching sides. Having performed from Las Vegas to Livingston, Canada to Cumnock, spend a night with Big Pat and laugh yourself silly.
Girls Night Oot 08/04/2017 - 08/04/2017 Palace Theatre
The hilarious sequel to the smash hit I Will Survive.

Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget with a smash hit retro soundtrack featuring songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and noughties! To prepare for marriage, all a girl needs are her friends and a guid old hen night! Banterous, bolshie and bootyliciously good fun.

“Good music and excellent vocal performances.” - Broadway World

THIS EVENT IS RECOMMENDED FOR OVER 18s



Concessions are available for those in receipt of the state pension, under 16 years of age, registered disabled and students in full time education. Other concessions maybe available but must be booked through the Box Office directly either by phone or in person.
Best of Broadway 15/04/2017 - 15/04/2017 Palace Theatre
An evening of the best songs from Broadway and some banter. Join a first class professional cast as they sing songs from Les Miserables, Wicked, Cats, Grease and many more...not to be missed!

Concessions are available for those in receipt of the state pension, under 16 years of age, registered disabled and students in full time education. Other concessions maybe available but must be booked through the Box Office directly either by phone or in person.
Memory Lane 19/04/2017 - 19/04/2017 Palace Theatre
The ultimate feel good show and a stunning musical journey through some of the greatest songs from 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Including some of the greatest all-time hits by Judy Garland, Connie Francis, Buddy Holly, Cliff Richard, Dean Martin, Frank
Sinatra, Sandy Shaw, Dusty Springfield, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, The Carpenters, Bay City Rollers, Abba, Michael Buble and many more. Beautifully costumed and choreographed and performed by ‘West End’ and international vocalists, along with the stunning ‘Memory Lane’ dancers.

Concessions are available for those in receipt of the state pension, under 16 years of age, registered disabled and students in full time education. Other concessions, including family tickets maybe available but must be booked through the Box Office directly either by phone or in person.
On Our Way to Lisbon 21/04/2017 - 21/04/2017 Palace Theatre
It’s been 50 years since Glasgow Celtic achieved the unimaginable by winning the European Cup and becoming the legendary Lisbon Lions.

On Our Way to Lisbon tells the story of how, in 1967, Glasgow Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup with victory over the mighty Inter Milan. Two fans look back and fondly recreate how the Bhoys in Green and White beat the team who were hailed as unbeatable and draped Europe in green, white and gold. The wildly magnificent campaign comes to life as two supporters become everything from a vicious Swiss football team to the entire population of Lisbon!

Put on those scarves, dust off your passport and come with us as once again Celtic steam roll over the best teams in Europe to become the immortal Lisbon Lions.
EDDI READER in concert + special guests 22/04/2017 - 22/04/2017 Palace Theatre
Disney's High School Musical 28/04/2017 - 29/04/2017 Palace Theatre
Totally Tina 06/05/2017 - 06/05/2017 Palace Theatre
TOTALLY TINA!
Is an International acclaimed award winning tribute revue show to the Queen of Rock
The show re-creates the spectacle and energy of
her live shows with a six-piece live band, four stunning dancers and Justine’s
incredible impersonation of the Queen of Rock
and Soul.

We take you from the early days with Ike, and songs like
River Deep, Mountain High,
All the way through to Tina’s solo comeback in the 80s with her
incredible cover of the Al Green classic,
Let’s Stay Together, to her massive solo hits like
Simply The Best and
What’s Love Got To Do With It.

With hand-made replica costumes and dance routines
Re-creating the look and feel of Tina
at her best, this is one spectacular show.

We hope you enjoy it!

IT’S SIMPLY THE BEST!
Boswell Opening Evening 2017 12/05/2017 - 12/05/2017 Dumfries House
Special Evening Price
£12.50


includes:
6.00pm - Champagne Reception in Dumfries House
7.30pm – Nigel Havers

Urbane. Brilliant. Brave. Funny. Famous. Handsome. Nigel Havers is the real-life charmer you might expect. Born into a high-flying legal family, he was drawn to acting early in life. Training at the Arts Education Trust, his early stage-work included roles by Shakespeare, Pinter, Bennett and Wilde. However it is as one of Britain’s leading television actors he is best known with early starring roles in such classics as Upstairs Downstairs, The Glittering Prizes, Pennies from Heaven, A Horseman Riding By, Nicolas Nickleby.

In 1981 he starred in the Oscar winning Chariots of Fire followed by A Passage to India and Empire of the Sun, however some of his most enduring roles have been more on the small screen. He joined Tony Britton on BBC sitcom Don’t Wait Up for seven years earning a BAFTA nomination, appeared in two successful series of The Good Guys and of Dangerfield and then recently took many by surprise by playing the cad, Lewis Archer, in Coronation Street. With a sell-out tour of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest in 2015, he has recently been seen in Celebrity Carry on Barging, Tracey Ullman’s Show and Benidorm.

His autobiography Playing with Fire made readers cry with laughter, so treat yourself to an evening of sheer entertainment as Nigel Havers talks about his life to Pauline McLean, BBC Scotland’s Arts Correspondent.
included roles by Shakespeare, Pinter, Bennett and Wilde. However it is as one of Britain’s leading television actors he is best known with early starring roles in such classics as Upstairs Downstairs, The Glittering Prizes, Pennies from Heaven, A Horseman Riding By, Nicolas Nickleby.
Boswell - Nick Sharratt: Carrots, Kings, Cornflakes and Crocodiles 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Nick Sharratt: Carrots, Kings, Cornflakes and Crocodiles

10.00am-11.00am/£1/All ages

Come on a spectacularly silly trip to the supermarket with world famous illustrator Nick Sharratt and a coachload of crazy characters including croissant-eating Vikings, salt and vinegar-flavoured sharks, and the royal stars of his very first chapter book The Cat and the King.
Royal Drawing Schoool - Drawing the Body Clothed 13/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
10.30am-11.50am Drawing the Body Clothed


Drawing from the figure in the studio helps to concentrate the mind and encourages you to see more and see better. We will discover how dress and posture bring colour and character to our drawing. There will be both long and short poses.

Sessions will be led by Anna Ilsley, Hannah Murgatroyd and Sophie Charalambous who are practising artists and tutors at the Royal Drawing School. They will be supported by a model and technician.

Please note that the times listed here for this event are correct. Some publications incorrectly list it as being at a different time.

Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Coffee Housing 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Coffee Housing

Candia McWilliam & Gordon Turnbull with James Knox
10.45am

Join us for an 18th century coffee house experience with novelist and memoirist, Candia McWilliam; editor of the Boswell Editions, Gordon Turnbull; and biographer, James Knox, who will be chatting about theirs and other families of writers. Their subjects will range from James Boswell and his literary sons to nineteenth century dynasts such as the Brontes to twentieth century tribes such as the Waughs and the Mitfords. Come along with your own favourites - and join in the conversation in the relaxed atmosphere of the Great Steward’s dining room.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Nicola Davies: Heroes of the Wild 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Nicola Davies: Heroes of the Wild
11.30am-12.30pm

Ages 6 up

Prize winning author, zoologist and former presenter of BBC’s The Really Wild Show Nicola Davies explores the issues surrounding wildlife conservation, sharing the true stories which inspired her books, including The Whale Who Saved Us, The Leopard's Tail and The Elephant Road.
Boswell - Vivian French: Goodbye Rubbish 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Vivian French: Goodbye Rubbish
11.30am-12.30pm

Age 3-6

Captain Crankie hates people dumping rubbish so he collects it up with his friend Seadog Steve but what should he do with it? Come and hear the brilliant plan they hatch with much loved author Vivian French.
Boswell - Jason Lewis 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Jason Lewis
12.00pm

In 1992 window cleaner, Jason Lewis, set out from the Greenwich Meridian Line to become the first to circle the globe using only the power of the human body with no assistance from motors or sails. His 46,505-mile journey took 13 years. His achievement gained him entry to Guinness World Records and was hailed by The Sunday Times as achieving ‘the last great first for circumnavigation’.

Biking, hiking and inline skating overland; kayaking, swimming, rowing and pedaling his unique ocean-going craft over rivers, oceans and seas; his journey took him west through Europe to America, the Pacific and on through Asia, Africa, the Middle East and back via Europe to Greenwich. In his inspirational trilogy, The Expedition, Jason Lewis reveals the courage, determination and strength required to keep right on to the end of an almost impossible journey.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Simon Sebag Montefiori 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Simon Sebag Montefiori
12.00pm
The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling from 1613 to 1918 a sixth of the world's surface, an empire that still defines Russia today. The international bestselling historian, Simon Sebag Montefiore, tells their intimate story.

Touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by imperial ambition, the Tsars and Tsarinas in Montefiore’s gripping chronicle inhabit a secret world overshadowed by conspiracy, rivalry, sexual decadence and wild extravagance. The cast numbers adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets not to mention giants of history from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and from Queen Victoria to Lenin.

In this centenary year of the Russian Revolution Sebag Montefiore’s new book, The Romanovs, culminates with the rise and murder of Rasputin, the First World War and the revolution before the curtain comes crashing down with the harrowing massacre of Nicholas and Alexandra and their family.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Nick Sharratt's Draw-Along 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Nick Sharratt’s Draw-Along
1.00pm-2.00pm
Sawmill

All ages


Nick Sharratt, world famous illustrator, will be drawing lots of his favourite characters and sharing plenty of illustration tips. Draw along with him and help him invent some brand new characters too.
Funbox presents Underwater Adventure 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Palace Theatre
FUNBOX presents UNDERWATER ADVENTURE

Anchors away with Anya, Gary and Kevin (formerly the stars of The Singing Kettle) for their all new show for 2017 - UNDERWATER ADVENTURE where they voyage beneath the waves to the bottom of the ocean. There’s somefin fishy going on in their latest singalong tail - the FUNBOX is locked and the gang will have to cause a splash because their magical keys are all tucked up in the sea bed. Can they find them all in time? Fluffy and Flossie the Funsters will be diving in to lend a hand and of course everyone’s favourite salty sea dog; Bonzo will be joining the aquatic action - but has he packed his trunks, snorkel and rubber ring?

Packed with familiar favourites like 'My Father Went To Sea, Sea, Sea’, 'The World Must Be Coming To An End' and 'Hole At The Bottom Of The Sea' as well as brand new songs,

UNDERWATER ADVENTURE is the perfect swimalong singalong treat for kids of all ages - from nought to ninety!
Dress up for the sea and join in the fun - dress as a mermaid or come as a fish - you’ll have a whale of a time. You may even get to help on stage!

PLEASE NOTE:

Concessions such as family tickets or Under 2yrs are available but must be booked through the Box Office directly either by phone or in person.
Boswell - Bella Bathurst 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Bella Bathurst
1.30pm

Imagine endangering others in a storm tossed boat off Mull because you can’t hear the commands; imagine what it is like to spend 28 years of your life hearing and then 12 years deaf. In conversation with the broadcaster Sheena McDonald, Bella Bathurst will talk about her brilliant new book Sound and the moving personal journey behind it.

Prize winning author of The Lighthouse Stevensons, Bella Bathurst went deaf in 1997 until, 12 years later, she discovered her condition was operable and her hearing was recovered. Bella reveals what that teaches you about listening and silence, music and noise and how much she began to hear with her eyes. She investigates the science behind deafness, the hearing loss among musicians, soldiers and factory workers, and the use of sign language as well as what the deaf know about these subjects that hearers don’t.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Mick Manning & Granström: William Shakespeare 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Mick Manning & Brita Granström: William Shakespeare
1.30pm-2.30pm

Age 5 up

Scenes from the life of the world’s greatest writer are a wonderful way to discover who Shakespeare was and what he wrote. With vivid, quirky, illustrations and words, the award-winning duo, Mick and Brita, bring alive his journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to the Globe Theatre.
Royal Drawing School - Drawing the Head 13/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
1.30pm-2.50pm Drawing the Head
Age 8 -80


A portrait class is a great way to study the detail of a face and head and capture a personality on paper – just like biographers do in words. In this class, you will be encouraged to experiment with various drawing mediums, using both colour and black and white.

Sessions will be led by Anna Ilsley, Hannah Murgatroyd and Sophie Charalambous who are practising artists and tutors at the Royal Drawing School. They will be supported by a model and technician.

Please note that the times listed here for this event are correct. Some publications incorrectly list it as being at a different time.

Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Philippe Sands 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Philippe Sands
2.00pm

Written with novelistic skill, East West Street, winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction, has been universally acclaimed by The Sunday Times as ‘Supremely gripping’ and by John Le Carré as 'A monumental achievement told with love, anger and precision.'

When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the western Ukraninian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical coincidences. It set him on a quest that would take him halfway around the world in exploration of the origins of international law and the pursuit of his own secret family history, beginning and ending with the last day of the Nuremberg Trials.

Part historical detective story, part family history, part legal thriller, Philippe Sands will reveal in conversation with veteran reporter Allan Little, the hidden story of the two prosecutors of Hitler’s personal lawyer at Nuremberg, who may have been responsible for the murder of their entire families in and around Nazi-occupied Lviv. Their efforts led to the inclusion of the terms ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘genocide’ in the judgement at Nuremberg and their ideas still resonate today. In parallel he tells the extraordinary story of his mother’s family in Lviv and Vienna and asks why did his grandfather travel to Paris, from Vienna, without his wife and daughter? And who was the woman who travelled with his, then infant, mother through a war-torn Europe?


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Harriet Burbeck: Mardi Gras Masks 13/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Harriet Burbeck: Mardi Gras Masks
Saturday 2.30pm-3.00pm/ Sunday 1.45pm-2.15pm

All ages

Drop in to make a Mardi Gras feathered mask in glittering colours with the help of exciting American illustrator from New Orleans, the city celebrated for its Mardi Gras Festival.
Boswell - Jason Lewis: Round the World in 13 years 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Jason Lewis: Round the world in 13 years
3.00pm-4.00pm
Age 5 up

Dyslexia friendly

The thrilling tales of explorer, Jason Lewis recognized by Guinness World Records as the first person to go around the Earth by human power - without using motors or sails - as he faced malaria, crocodile attack, ocean crossings, desert, mountains, pirates and more to cover the 46,505 mile journey in thirteen adventure packed years.
Boswell - Thomas Harding 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Thomas Harding
3.15pm

In 2013, Thomas Harding, the great grandson of a Jewish Berlin doctor, returned to his grandmother’s house on the outskirts of Berlin which she had been forced to leave when the Nazis swept to power. What was once her ‘soul place’ now stood empty and derelict. A concrete footpath cut through the garden, marking where the Berlin Wall had stood for nearly three decades.

In the bestselling House by the Lake, Harding describes his fight to save the house from demolition and how this led to his unearthing the history of the people who had lived there: a nobleman farmer, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned Nazi composer, a widow and her children and a Stasi informant. Discovering stories of domestic joy and contentment, of grief and tragedy, and of a hatred handed down through the generations, he tells the story of twentieth century Germany through the prism of the house by the lake.

Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Jeremy Musson 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Jeremy Musson
3.15pm

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the saving of Dumfries House by HRH The Duke of Rothesay

Country house authority, Jeremy Musson, honours Robert Adam, the brilliant creator of Dumfries House, illustrating his talk with superb photography from his new book RobertAdam: Country House Design, Decoration, and the Art of Elegance.

Musson will guide us through Adam’s early classical masterpieces such as Dumfries House to his great, late work of romance, Culzean Castle. Along the way he will visit Adam’s most magnificent town and country houses such as Syon, Harewood and Mellerstain to which he gained unprecedented access. Ten years ago Dumfries House was on the brink - today it is booming, bringing employment and wealth to the neighbourhood and pleasure to thousands.
What greater testament to Scots genius, Robert Adam.

Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Alex Norton 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Alex Norton
3.30pm

Alex Norton’s career has been both highly colourful and eventful beyond his wildest dreams. His journey from the streets of Glasgow’s notorious Gorbals to blockbuster Hollywood movies has rarely been smooth, but in a career spanning six decades he has pretty much seen it all - and done most of it.

When the teenage Alex discovered acting was a great way to meet girls, he was hooked for life and embarked on an adventure that has taken him from kids’ TV to radical theatre and from panto to Hollywood, working with a host of famous faces along the way. As a jobbing actor in the late sixties Alex met and played guitar with young Davy Jones on a movie set - the next time he saw him, David Bowie had hit the big time.

Alex has appeared in iconic movies like Local Hero, Gregory’s Girl and Braveheart; nearly killed Clint Eastwood on a movie shoot in South Africa; had whale for dinner in Moscow with John Voight; been named by Dudley Moore as the funniest actor he’d ever worked with; starred alongside Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest; and made an everlasting mark on British television as DCI Matt Burke in Taggart. In an uproariously funny and highly entertaining talk, Alex Norton will take us behind the scenes of a showbiz life very well lived.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Malcom Rifkind 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Malcom Rifkind
6.30pm

As a minister for eighteen years, Malcolm Rifkind, Scots born and educated, has seen longer uninterrupted service than anyone since Lord Palmerston in the early nineteenth century.
In both the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Defence, during some of the most turbulent years of the late twentieth century, he had a ringside seat at Margaret Thatcher's historic summit with President Gorbachev, was in charge of British troops during the Bosnian conflict, helped change Polish history during the Cold War, and held secret negotiations on the Falklands with the Argentinians. For his robustness against the Kremlin's aggression in Ukraine, he is currently banned from Russia by President Putin.

In conversation with veteran BBC reporter, Allan Little, about his thoughtful memoir Power and Pragmatism, Malcolm Rifkind will reveal the inside story from his battles with Margaret Thatcher over Scotland to his five pivotal years as chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Royal Drawing School - Drawing Out and About 13/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
3.30 pm-4.50pm Drawing Out and About
Ages 8 - 80

Drawing out and about around the Festival is a unique opportunity to capture your experience of the beautiful surroundings and their character, sharpening your powers of observation. Nothing is fixed, everything is in flux: enjoy the challenge of being an artist in the great outdoors.

Sessions will be led by Anna Ilsley, Hannah Murgatroyd and Sophie Charalambous who are practising artists and tutors at the Royal Drawing School. They will be supported by a model and technician.

Please note that the times listed here for this event are correct. Some publications incorrectly list it as being at a different time.
Boswell - James Hanratty 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
James Hanratty
4.45pm

James Hanratty, one of the UK’s most experienced immigration judges, knows the realities of the current crisis inside out having seen the plight of asylum seekers firsthand and made decisions that changed lives forever.

In his memoir, The Making of an Immigration Judge, all the more topical in the wake of the EU Referendum, he cuts through the headlines to provide a definitive account of the problems facing us today – and how we might solve them. Drawing on a lifetime spent in the justice system, Hanratty’s story is profound, funny and affecting as he strives to dispense kindness and compassion as well as justice.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Madeleine Black 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
6.15pm

Growing up in London in the late 1970’s Madeleine Black was brutally raped at the age of 13 by two American teenagers, and raped three more times before the age of eighteen. Living in a state of shock and self-loathing, it took years of struggle to confront the buried memories of that first attack and to begin to undo the damage it had wrought.

Madeleine Black is now a counsellor in Glasgow and married with children. She has written Unbroken to help break down the silence, stigma and shame of sexual violence. Her empowering story offers hope to others and shows that it’s never too late to get help. She believes that it’s not what happens to us that is important but how we deal with it - if we choose to we can get past anything. For Madeleine, forgiveness was the key. True forgiveness takes a real desire to understand those who have done us so much harm. It is the ultimate act of courage.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Richard Holmes 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Richard Holmes
6.15pm
Author of outstanding biographies of Shelley, Coleridge and Dr Johnson, Richard Holmes’s latest work This Long Pursuit has been hailed as 'a masterly performance by the greatest literary biographer of his generation’. Ranging widely over art, science and poetry, he confesses to a lifetime’s obsession with his Romantic subjects, a quest that in This Long Pursuit leads to compelling portraits of scientific and literary women such as Germaine de Stael, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Boswell’s love, the Dutch intellectual Zelide (illustrated below). He also examines the controversial reputations of Romantic figures such as Keats, Shelley, Coleridge and William Blake. "If we are to have any hope of making a better world" he argues, “we must understand it both scientifically and imaginatively”.

Holmes calls the art of biography the vital "handshake across time, cultures, beliefs, disciplines and genders." His talk will offer an insider’s account of a master biographer at work; travelling, teaching, researching, fantasising, forgetting and even ballooning.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Richard Ingrams, Paul Tankard & James Knox 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Richard Ingrams & Paul Tankard with James Knox
4.45pm

The remarkable Richard Ingrams co-founded Private Eye in 1962, and served as editor from 1963 until 1986, leading a brilliant band of satirists and investigative journalists that changed the face of British journalism. A fearless seeker after truth, he says: “I have made countless enemies, some of them lasting.” He went on to found The Oldie (“Private Eye for grown ups”), which typically was the first to publish Savile’s history of child abuse.

From the University of Otago, New Zealand, Paul Tankard in Facts and Inventions publishes a generous and varied selection of James Boswell’s journalism. His book casts new light on Boswell himself and on the history of journalism at a time when uncensored pamphlets, journals and newspapers sprang to life.

In an age of fake news, loss-making newspapers and the distorting power of the web, this fascinating discussion with James Knox, former publisher of The Spectator, will ask what makes a great journalist, how can our rulers be held to account and how can our freedom of speech be secured.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - George Dunn and David Fellowes 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
George Dunn and Dave Fellowes
5.00pm
An unforgettable account by two air crew survivors who helped Britain triumph in World War II, who, between them, took part in 77 operations with Bomber Command. Pilot, Flight Lieutenant George Dunn DFC, (94) and Rear Gunner, Warrant Officer Dave Fellowes, (92) will talk on stage with military aviation author Steve Darlow. Hear what it was like to fly deep into enemy territory over Nazi-occupied Europe and about the endurance required to survive such nerve-racking missions as well as living on the edge in the bleak RAF bases between missions.

As a pilot George Dunn flew Halifaxes, taking part in the vital attack on the German secret weapon research station at Peenemünde, and went on to fly Mosquitoes. Rear gunner Dave Fellowes served in the rear turret of a Lancaster bomber, surviving a mid-air collision and combat with enemy aircraft. They were two of the lucky ones - 60% of all aircrew became casualties. After the war Dave worked in the commercial airline industry and George flew Spitfires in the Middle East before joining a removal firm.

With excellent books chronicling the Bomber Command experience, this talk will be an unmissable opportunity to hear first-hand stories from two men at the heart of the conflict.

Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Dominic Dromgoole 13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Dumfries House
Dominic Dromgoole
8.00pm

Two years. 193,000 miles. 190 countries. One play. For the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth the Globe Theatre undertook an unparalleled journey, to take Hamlet to every country on the planet, to share this beloved play with the entire world. Hamlet Globe to Globe was the brainchild of Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of the Globe.

Dromgoole, in conversation with broadcaster, Sheena McDonald, will talk about performing in sweltering deserts, ice-cold cathedrals and heaving marketplaces, and how, despite the threat of ambush in Somaliland, an Ebola epidemic in West Africa and political upheaval in Ukraine, the Globe’s players pushed on. Dromgoole shows us the world through the prism of Shakespeare - what the Danish prince means to the people of Sudan, the effect of Ophelia on the citizens of Costa Rica, and how a sixteenth-century play can touch the lives of Syrian refugees.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Mick Manning & Brita Granström: WW2 Adventures 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Mick Manning & Brita Granström: WW2 Adventures
10.00am-11.00am

Age 5 up

As a boy, Mick Manning listened to his father’s hair-raising tales about life as an RAF air gunner. Years later with Brita, using comic strip, contemporary photographs and full-page pictures, the award-winning duo carefully recreated his father's stories in Tail-End Charlie.
Boswell - Coffee Housing: Flora Shedden 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Coffee Housing
Join Flora Shedden as she talks about her love of cooking over a cup of coffee and the all-important bakes in the relaxed atmosphere of the Great Steward’s dining room.
10.45am

One of the youngest ever semi-finalists on the 2015 Great British Bake Off, Scot, Flora Shedden, now 20, has written her first cookbook, Gatherings, a brilliant mix of baking and cooking for feasts great and small, in which she takes the pressure out of playing host with mouth-watering dishes from wonderful bakes such as Cocoa Nib Brownies and Redcurrant Pavlovas to Sloe Gin Braised Venison and Sumac Roast Chicken with Chickpeas.

Brought up in Perthshire, Flora is shortly opening an Artisan bakery in her home town Dunkeld.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - George Dunn & Dave Fellowes: RAF Heroes 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
George Dunn & Dave Fellowes: RAF heroes
11.00am-11.30pm
Sawmill

Age 5 up

Come and meet the real life heroes of RAF Bomber Command and hear what it was like to fly over Nazi-occupied Europe in World War II surviving a mid-air collision and fighting enemy aircraft.
Boswell - Nicola Davies: Animal Secrets 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Nicola Davies: Animal Secrets
11.30am-12.30pm

Ages 5 up

Zoologist and former presenter of BBC’s The Really Wild Show, Nicola Davies, award-winning author of The First Book of Nature, The Promise, The Word Bird and Animal Surprises, shares the secrets of her work with animals from all over the world.
Boswell - Alan Johnson 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Alan Johnson
12.00pm

From the condemned slums of West London to the corridors of power in Westminster, Alan Johnson’s three volume, award-winning autobiography charts with trademark honesty and great narrative flair an extraordinary journey, almost unimaginable in today’s Britain.

In conversation with the BBC’s Scotland correspondent James Shaw, we discover Johnson the child, who survived a desperately poor background described in the bestselling This Boy, went on in Please Mr Postman to become a postman working all hours to support his growing family before climbing the ladder of the Post Office Union. In Johnson’s new memoir The Long and Winding Road, he is now a trade union leader seeing off attempts at privatisation before being plucked by Tony Blair to enter Parliament as MP for Hull West. He went on to hold seven ministerial jobs in the next decade ending up in 2009 as Gordon Brown’s Home Secretary.

Beautifully written, deeply moving, funny and sad, Johnson is the real thing: a working class man from the poorest of backgrounds who rose to the top.

Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Philippe Sands, Malcolm Rifkind, & Magnus Linklater 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Philippe Sands, Malcolm Rifkind and Magnus Linklater
12.00pm

Philippe Sands has chronicled the rise of international justice from the ashes of WW2 and has prosecuted criminals against humanity in the courts. He now sounds the alarm for the death of memory as witnesses to atrocities, notably Holocaust survivors, who stood as living testament against the deniers, pass away. As Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary, Malcolm Rifkind has experience of containing conflict and negotiating peace in the Bosnian war and of high wire diplomacy in the Middle East and Hong Kong – all theatres where long or suppressed memories can serve good and ill.

As investigative journalist and Scottish editor of The Times and of The Scotsman, Magnus Linklater has spent a lifetime reporting news based on hard facts. Now he fears that false news untrammelled by checks or balances is undermining the concept of truth. Lawyer, politician and journalist examine the impact of today’s ferment of lies, half-truths and the loss of memory on the world’s conscience.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Tristram Clarke 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Tristram Clarke
12.00pm

Find out how to unlock your family history in the company of Tristram Clarke, archivist at the National Records of Scotland. In his talk, ‘Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors’, Tristram Clarke will focus on the key records, indispensable as a source for family historians, historians and biographers. He will also share some of the knowledge he has gained over 40 years in the Archives which may inspire you to embark on your own path of family history research.

Tristram Clarke is also Editor of the National Archives official family history handbook Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors, now in its sixth edition, whose new features include searching the 1911 census, pre-1841 censuses and how to find prison staff and witches.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Vivan French: Do you like Chips? 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Vivian French: Do you like chips?
12.15pm-1.15pm
Sawmill

Age 3-6

Oliver won’t eat anything but chips until he plays a game with his grandpa. Whatever vegetable Oliver finds in the garden, he must eat. On Monday, he pulls up carrots, on Tuesday, it is spinach . . .From acclaimed children’s writer Vivian French, Oliver’s Vegetables, Oliver’s Fruit Salad and Oliver’s Milkshake teaches children where food comes from.
Boswell - Debi Gliori - Survival Against the Odds 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Debi Gliori – Survival against the odds
1.30pm-2.30pm

Age 5 up

Dragon Loves Penguin is a heart-melting story from Debi Gliori, writer and illustrator of over 70 books, including her brilliant No Matter What and Pure Dead series. Set in Antarctica, it tells of polar exploration, our relationship with penguins and the love between two unlikely creatures.
Boswell - Minoo Dinshaw 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Minoo Dinshaw
1.30pm

Scholar, traveller, Hebridean laird, gossip and ghost hunter, the great historian Sir Steven Runciman spent his old age in a haunted castle in Dumfriesshire. With friends ranging from George Orwell and Guy Burgess to the Queen Mother, he had many claims to fame in his long and fascinating life which spanned the twentieth century; but the greatest is his History of the Crusades, a prose masterpiece that helped transform the writing of history.

Minoo Dinshaw’s biography, Outlandish Knight, has been hailed as an outstanding debut in which he summons up lost worlds and societies with a brilliance and wit equal to Runciman’s.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Russell Napier 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Russell Napier
1.30pm

In 2014 Professor Russell Napier established the ‘World’s First Library of Mistakes’ in Edinburgh, which is open to all, consisting of over 2000 volumes dedicated to chronicling the history of financial blunders in the hope that people in business and finance can learn from the Library, and make fewer mistakes. “The more we know about why smart people do stupid things, the fewer stupid things we might do,” says Napier, author of Anatomy of the Bear: Lessons from Wall Street’s four great bottoms.

His talk will tell of greed, incompetence, foolishness and fraud arguing that economics cannot just be quantified in cold hard numbers.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Richard Ingrams 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Richard Ingrams
2.00pm

The legendary Richard Ingrams, co-founder and editor of Private Eye and founding editor of The Oldie, has written an inspiring biography about his friend and hero, Ludovic Kennedy. A senior member of Ayrshire’s Kennedy clan, he was one of the most brilliant journalists and broadcasters of his day, married to the film star ballerina, Moira Shearer.

In Ludo and the Power of the Book, Ingrams charts Kennedy’s 'lifelong obsession with miscarriages of justice' and his dogged campaigns to set the record straight in cases such as the unjust death penalty for Derek Bentley and the hanging of Timothy Evans, falsely accused of the murders at 10 Rillington Place; another notable campaign was for the release of Patrick Meehan wrongly convicted of a murder in Ayr. Kennedy’s success in exposing some of the most ignominious trials of British justice was hugely influential in the abolition of the death penalty and other legal reforms.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Children's Festival Finale 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Festival Finale

Vivian French, Harriet Burbeck & young Ayrshire Fiddlers - Yee-haw! The Little House Hoedown!

3.00pm-4.00pm
Age 0-90


To Celebrate the Little House on the Prairie Panels, join Vivian French, Harriet Burbeck and young Ayrshire Fiddlers Alexander Cheng, Fiona Sykes and Matthew Taylor for hillbilly tunes, country music, jigs and reels in our Little House Hoedown with tales of bears, wolves and Indians of the American West.
Boswell - Gordon Turnbull 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Gordon Turnbull
3.15pm

The great Ayrshireman James Boswell’s biographical masterpiece, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), rapidly rose to iconic status in world literature, and has had a rich and varied cultural afterlife. In one remarkable episode from 1902, King Edward VII, sensing the dangerous tensions building between Germany and Britain, invited his troublesome nephew Kaiser Wilhelm to England for a goodwill visit. Its ‘Crowning Event’, in the words of The New York Times, was a ‘Gala Performance at Sandringham House’ of two plays, one of them a short comedy, Doctor Johnson: An Episode in One Act, with a plot based on Boswell’s biographical masterpiece.

Dr Gordon Turnbull, head of the great Boswell editorial project at Yale University, revisits, with his trademark blend of wit and erudition, this extraordinary but now wholly forgotten moment in early twentieth-century global diplomacy. His talk, ‘James Boswell and the Great War’, will show the fascinating ways in which Boswell’s endeavour was put to work in an effort to defuse international antagonisms building dangerously towards war, a tribute to the compelling cultural power of Boswell’s biographical vision - genial, generous, forgiving and humane.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Kenneth Cox 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Kenneth Cox
3.15pm

Once referred to as Scotland’s Indiana Jones, Kenneth Cox, Scotland’s best-selling garden writer, has followed in his father and grandfather’s footsteps as a plant hunter in search of rare and undiscovered rhododendrons. Closer to home, Ken runs the well known Glendoick nursery and garden centre in Perthshire. Over the last 10 years Ken has researched and published three best selling books on gardens and gardening in Scotland, Garden Plants for Scotland, Fruit and Vegetables in Scotland and his guide to 500 Scottish gardens Scotland for Gardeners. Ken’s talk will feature four centuries of Scotland’s greatest gardeners including William Bruce, the MacKenzies of Inverewe, Robert Lorimer, George Forrest, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Charles Jencks as well as Ken’s own family story.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Debi Gliori 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Debi Gliori
3.30pm

In the intimate atmosphere of the Great Steward’s Dining Room, award winning author and illustrator of children's books, in Night Shift, Debbi Gliori uses stunning black and white illustration and deceptively simple text to describe her life-long depression and how it affects the sufferers’ whole outlook on life. Matt Haig, author of the bestselling Reasons to Stay Alive, says: “Her pictures offer people an insight into depression that words often struggle to reach. She makes visible the invisible”.

Growing up an only child in Glasgow, Debi Gliori is best known for the humorous Pure Dead series and superb picture books. Night Shift is for people of all ages wanting to understand mental illness. Debi aims to show fellow sufferers that there can be an escape - it may not be easy to find, but it is there.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - James MacMillan 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
In collaboration with The Cumnock Tryst
James MacMillan and Charles Maclean
3.30pm

The Lost Songs of St Kilda
Played by Sir James MacMillan
In conversation with Sir Charles Maclean

Scotland’s preeminent contemporary composer, Sir James MacMillan, who founded The Cumnock Tryst in his home town of Cumnock, tells the incredible story of the Lost Songs of St Kilda.
Of how a sharp eared volunteer in an Edinburgh care home heard a resident playing haunting tunes which had been taught him as a boy by an itinerant piano teacher from the abandoned island of St Kilda. MacMillan will be playing the eight songs - which have also been reimagined, reinterpreted and remixed by contemporary composers including MacMillan. These haunting melodies offer a last link to the Island where over centuries, folk music evolved from one generation to the next.

Argyll based writer, Sir Charles Maclean, became fascinated by St Kilda in the early 1970s when working for The Ecologist magazine. His beautiful tale Island on the Edge of the World depicts a culture and people who having survived, until their evacuation in 1932, for over 1,000 years in the most hostile of environments, retain a unique hold over our imaginations.

Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Robert Crawford 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Robert Crawford
4.45pm

Author of an outstanding biography of Robert Burns and one of Scotland’s finest poets, Professor Robert Crawford was rewarded in his next subject with one of the greatest lives in literature by becoming the first official biographer of TS Eliot. Published to rave reviews, Young Eliot: From St Louis to The Waste Land shows how TS Eliot started out as a subversive outsider and became the most important poet of the twentieth century.

From his childhood in the ragtime city of St Louis right up to the publication in 1922 of his most famous poem, The Waste Land, Robert Crawford reveals how deeply personal were the experiences underlying masterpieces from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock to The Waste Land.

TS Eliot wanted no biography written, but this book portrays a brilliant, shy and wounded American who defied his parents’ wishes and committed himself to life as an immigrant in England, composing poetry astonishing in its scope and hurt.


Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Alexandra Shulman with Kirsty Wark 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Alexandra Shulman
5.00pm

Alexandra Shulman has been at the heart of the world of international fashion for a quarter of a century. The longest serving and most successful editor of Vogue in its 100–year history, she will talk about her life at the magazine.

She kept a riveting diary of the centenary year, hailed by the Sunday Times as "One of the great social diaries of our time . . . a classic”. Inside Vogue covers the emotional and logistical minefield of producing the 100th anniversary issue including the secret planning of that Duchess of Cambridge surprise cover, organising the star-studded Vogue 100 Gala and coping with the continual scrutiny of a television crew making the BBC Television's Absolutely Fashion documentary.

On screen and in print Shulman emerges as modest and grounded, un-phased by having to work with international stars of fashion from Victoria Beckham and Karl Lagerfeld to David Bailey and Kate Moss. Although never one to shirk a fight as befits an editor who has presided over Vogue’s highest ever circulation. Neither is she one to put herself on a pedestal, Shulman’s life is beset by domestic chaos - spontaneous combustion in the kitchen, a temperamental boiler and having to send bin day reminders all the way from Milan fashion week.

Concessions are available to students, registered disabled (plus one carer), registered unemployed, under 16s and Young Scot card holders. Proof of entitlement will be required at the door for all events. Thank you.
Boswell - Festival Finale: Joan Eardley: A Private View 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Dumfries House
Festival Finale - Joan Eardley: A Private View
6.45pm / £10, £8c to include a glass of champagne

A new promenade play on its premiere 2017 tour

Written by Anna Carlisle
Directed by Marilyn Imrie
With Alexandra Mathie in the role of Joan Eardley

Painter, Joan Eardley has been described as the artist ‘who captured Scotland’s life and soul.’ Her candid portraits of Glasgow’s tenement children and dramatic paintings of the fishing village of Catterline with its leaden skies and wild sea have become part of our visual language; and yet her career lasted barely fifteen years: she died in 1963, aged just forty-two.

Anna Carlisle’s ground-breaking new play celebrates a gifted life stopped in its prime and gives an opportunity to spend time in the company of a great artist as she makes her way through a life of joys, frustrations, disappointments and triumphs. Other characters include steadfast friends and her mentor, the photographer, Audrey Walker. In this compelling promenade production, lit up with images of her work, audiences will understand what it was that fired Joan Eardley. They will hear the voices of her cherished Glaswegian children and the sounds of the Catterline storms; they will feel as if they are standing in the waves and cornfields with her and experience for themselves the overwhelming impact of her finished works.

ALEXANDRA MATHIE is an award-winning actress who has had a long and distinguished career on the stage most recently in Amadeus at the National Theatre. She has also clocked up roles in The Bill, Eastenders, Howard’s Way, Casualty and Coronation Street. She can be heard regularly on radio.

ANNA CARLISLE has written seven plays for Heroica Theatre company all of which have focused on the lives of maverick and unsung women of British history and heritage.

MARILYN IMRIE is an award-winning producer and director including of Radio 4’s hugely successful Rumpole of the Bailey.

Concessions are available to students, regi
Seriously Dead 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017 Palace Theatre
Mamababame 16/05/2017 - 16/05/2017 Cumnock Town Hall
MamaBabaMe
Presented by Starcatchers and Curious Seed

birth
bəːθ/
noun
the emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being.

relationship
rɪˈleɪʃ(ə)nʃɪp/
noun
the way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected.

Every new relationship is a journey – it can be tender, competitive, challenging, joyful. But where does that begin?

Join us at the ringside of our mini arena for MamaBabaMe to witness this exciting new dance, theatre and live music experience made especially for infants and their grown ups. Through playful movement, dance and sound, MamaBabaMe explores these profound new relationships and how this eternal bond evolves and grows.

Everyone will recognise something of their own relationships, as parent or child – this is a show for young children and anyone who’s ever been one!

Age guidance: 18 months – 3 year olds and their adults
Duration: 45 mins
HIPSWAY 11/08/2017 - 11/08/2017 Grand Hall
Freckfest presents
HIPSWAY
Plus support
Friday 11th August 2017 7.30pm
£24.00
Doors 7pm
Les McKeown and his Bay City Rollers 16/09/2017 - 16/09/2017 Palace Theatre
A Night of Dirty Dancing 21/10/2017 - 21/10/2017 Palace Theatre
A NIGHT OF DIRTY DANCING
THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE SHOW

No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Relive the passion, indulge in the romance and celebrate the greatest movie soundtrack of all time.
Recast and re-scripted for 2017, it’s all down to Kellerman’s end of season show. Revel in the moments you loved, the memories you made and music that’s resonated throughout the years: She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and, of course, the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.
Don’t be the one sitting in the corner. Immerse yourself in the timeless, theatrical treat. Take a trip back to the summer of ’63, relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s sizzling performance in the ultimate coming of age romance.
Please note this show is not affiliated with ‘Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage’ currently on tour in the UK and worldwide.
www.entertainers.co.uk Promoter reserves the right to alter programme

“The main man Johnny Castle (Darius J James) showed off Patrick Swayze’s snake-hips moves.” Catherine Watts, Ipswich Star
“The jam-packed stage show lived up to all expectations with laughter, fun and frolics galore” Leona Greenan, Hamilton Advertiser
“No dirt, but plenty of dancing. . . a fast-moving, slickly-choreographed treat” John Pettitt, Keighly News
“The show was entertaining and its talented cast enjoyable to watch” Bury Free Press
“I, along with many others, were only too happy to be taken on a trip back to the summer of ’63 to have a brilliant evening full of entertainment” Shirley Bartynek, Hamilton Advertiser
“Eloise Grey was most convincing as Baby and demonstrated a stand-out voice throughout” Bury Free Press
Nathan Carter 03/11/2017 - 04/11/2017 Grand Hall
ABBAMANIA'S CHRISTMAS SHOW 15/12/2017 - 15/12/2017 Grand Hall
Happy Mondays - 30th Anniversary 22/12/2017 - 22/12/2017 Grand Hall



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