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May 2017

THEY'RE BACK!
It's 10 years since Sideline Productions performed THE FULL MONTY and most of the original cast are back in this anniversary production of the show.
Based on the movie that starred Robert Carlyle, the stage show is set in Buffalo New York, where 6 unemployed guys' desperation leads them to put together a male stripper show to help give them back their self esteem.


Date: 3 May - 6 May 2017
Prices: £16.00 to £18.00

Scott Gibson: Life After Death

A darkly hysterical, inspiring show, delivered with the trademark filthy charisma that Scott is known for; Life After Death is a tale of love and pain, fear and hope. It’s about overcoming insurmountable odds, and how comedy can bring you back to life.

Date: 5 May 2017
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Greengold Projects and Authentic Artist Collective present:

Following the Edinburgh Fringe, award-winning musician Mairi Campbell presents Pulse, her one-woman show. A homecoming in viola, voice, movement, animation and storytelling it is Mairi’s quest to heal cultural wounds.

“a mesmerising performer...an exhilarating blend of music, movement and animation" Scotsman

Directed by Kath Burlinson.

Date: 6 May 2017
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Tina May & Brian Kellock celebrate Ella & Oscar

Ella Fitzgerald was the greatest jazz singer and to celebrate her centenary the UK’s leading jazz vocalist Tina May and her world class accompanist, pianist Brian Kellock revisit the classic meeting between Ella and piano giant Oscar Peterson. Consummate singing, supreme musicianship and two natural personalities combine in an evening of musical magic.

Date: 10 May 2017
Prices: £12.00 to £15.00

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!

Date: 11 May 2017
Prices: £5.00

Fred Morrison In Concert

One of celtic music’s most profoundly skilled and audaciously inventive exponents, Scottish piper Fred Morrison is justly famed for his passionately expressive style, rooted in the Gaelic traditions of his father’s native South Uist, and enriched by influences from far and wide, which has seen him dubbed “the Jimi Hendrix of the pipes”.

Equally accomplished on the great Highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, whistles and the Irish uilleann pipes, he has featured in the seminal Scottish bands Clan Alba and Capercaillie, and is also a record-breaking champion on the competitive piping circuit

Date: 12 May 2017
Prices: £12.00 to £15.00

Keir McAllister and Gus Lymburn combine their extraordinary lack of awareness and hugely dubious talent. This show will prove why it was a huge mistake for anyone to ever have given them the least bit of encouragement, let alone a comedy award each.

A celebration of two comedians at the top of their game - pity no-one can work out what the hell they’re playing at.

Warning. Show contains no heart-warming tales about dead relatives, no redemptive accounts of sobriety, or anecdotes about life changing encounters with a monk while travelling around Goa. It will however, be very, very funny.

Date: 12 May 2017
Prices: £10.00

‘The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’ comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic country’s / regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers’ Bid, Boys of the Lough’ and ‘Session A9) hails from Shetland; Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition.

Combined as ‘The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’ they skilfully weave the many components of their three musical cultures and traditions together in a hugely atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure.

Any lover of great quality fiddle music and playing should not miss ‘The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’ in concert.


"This trio are endlessly varied, powerful and beautiful.....a shimmering display of accurately pitched, highly skilled musical accomplishment" – The Scotsman

Date: 13 May 2017
Prices: £12.00 to £15.00

Toasted Fiction Theatre Presents
Fools On A Hill
by non-award-winning writer Christopher Patrick


After God appears to one of them in a vision (complete with Kelburn disco lighting) two Christians take it upon themselves to start spreading the word of God again, putting the world to rights the only way they know how – a good old fashioned crucifixion. A quick trip to IKEA later, and they’re ready and raring to go. At least one of them remembered the co-codamol.

Hammer. Nails. Flatpack Cross. Co-Codamol. This is bound to end well!

Date: 13 May 2017
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Joan Clevillé Dance present
The North


After their highly acclaimed debut Plan B for Utopia, Joan Clevillé Dance are back at Beacon Arts Centre with The North, the bleak yet whimsical story of a young man’s journey in search of understanding and meaning in an unpredictable environment. A place with its own sense of time and space, where being lost is the norm, and letting go the only way to survive…

Date: 17 May 2017
Prices: £5.00 to £10.00

Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra
The future for jazz in Scotland is assured as these gifted young players, under the direction of Scotland's most distinguished jazz musician, Tommy Smith play a repertoire of renowned jazz legends such as Ellington, Basie, Miles, Golson, and Gillespie. With endless talent, improvisational skills, exuberance and verve, the music is played with a collective maturity well beyond their years

Date: 18 May 2017
Prices: £12.00

Insideout Theatre Productions Ltd proudly present

GIRLS NIGHT OOT!



Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget with a smash hit retro soundtrack featuring songs from the 60s,70s, 80s, 90s and now!

To prepare for a marriage all a girl needs are her friends and a guid old hen night!
Banterous, Balshy and Bootyliciously good fun






Date: 19 May 2017
Prices: £16.00 to £18.00

West College Scotland presents
Sound of Scotland


The Creative Industries department at the Greenock campus of West College Scotland are back with their annual school show. This years theme is 'Sounds Of Scotland - A Celebration Of Scotland's Greatest Pop Songs'. It will feature some of the greatest Scottish acts of all time, from Primal Scream to Texas to Paolo Nutini. This show is run by students from all 6 areas of the department - Music, Music Business, Sound Production, TV, Media and Graphic Design. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music and see the great work the students do on these courses

Date: 24 May 2017
Prices: £7.50

Stuart Mitchell: Dealt A Bad Hand

Described by The Sun this year as 'Scotland's brightest comedy talent’, the Glaswegian comic’s sharp one-liners, brilliant turn of phrase and clever wordplay has made him a perfect choice for regular appearances on BBC Radio Scotland's new comedy panel show 'Breaking the News' as well as support for Stewart Francis and Hal Cruttenden on their national tours.

Date: 24 May 2017
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Teater Refleksion and Andy Manley present

Night Light


The blackbird sings to welcome the night.
The day slows and soon all are asleep.
All except one who cannot sleep.
A child, curious to know who looks after the night.

And so begins a magical journey through the dark and beautiful night until the black bird sings again to welcome a new day.

Part of the Edinburgh International Children's Festival on tour. Co-produced by Imaginate and Red Bridge Arts.

Date: 25 May 2017
Prices: £5.00

A Watch This Space Production presents

The Song of Fergus and Kate


“I’m a monster,” Fergus admitted, "You’d better go and let me be”. But the girl said “I’ve never met a monster, come out and let me see.”

Do monsters really exist? If they do what do they look like? Are they covered from head to toe in slimy scales or matted fur? Do they have teeth like sharks or claws of steel? Or do they look like you and me? The Song of Fergus and Kate is a brand new interactive story that uses storytelling, music and animation to encourage children to celebrate their differences.

Date: 27 May 2017
Prices: £5.00

Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits - celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let's Dance.

Date: 27 May 2017
Prices: £24.00

Date: 31 May 2017
Prices: £7.00 to £14.00

June 2017

Auld Hat New Heids - four of Scotland’s top folk singers and musicians recreate the fabulous fun days of the 1960s and 70s on the Scottish Folk scene with a performance at Beacon Arts Centre.

Come and sing along and enjoy a nostalgic trip back to the early days of folk clubs - Scottish songs that we all know but are now seldom heard will have you singing your heart out! Their recent gig at Celtic Connections earned them the following rave reviews 'a truly memorable night' and 'it would be foolhardy to miss it'.


Pete Clark (fiddle), Gregor Lowrey (accordion), Fraser Bruce (vocal) and Ian Bruce (vocal, guitar, mandolin).

Date: 1 Jun 2017
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Total Kayos present
Sleeping Beauty by Kevin Jannetts



Feeling the panto blues? Join the cast of Total Kayos for an unseasonal summer panto! Watch as Dame Dottie Drawers, her son Chester and their friends try to save Princess Aurora from the evil fairy Carabosse. A real treat! Family entertainment - suitable for all ages.

Date: 2 Jun - 3 Jun 2017
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Oh! Carol - The Musical Story of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield

From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the dizzying heights of their success in the 50s & 60s the songwriting genius of Neil Sedaka and ‘Howie’ Howard Greenfield will go down in musical history as one of the most successful partnerships of all time.

Date: 3 Jun 2017
Prices: £20.00

Homegrown talented singer/songwriters take centre stage at the Beacon in a series of four concerts performed over the course of the year. Come and experience a range of styles to suit all musical tastes. Musicians confirmed for this June concert include: Shelagh McKay Jones, Bill Wilkie, Jan Harper, Anthony McElwee, Lynnie Carson, Charly Houston & Mark Philip Jones.

Line-up for Autumn & Winter concerts include:

Autumn | Thursday 14 September | 7pm | Shelagh McKay Jones, Fallen Arches ( Colin Bell ), Pauline Vallance, John Morrison, Aimee Penman, Joe McMahon & Mark Philip Jones.

Winter | Thursday 9 November | 7pm | Shelagh McKay Jones, Alison McNeill, Fiona McNeill, Martin Stephen Jones, Chloé Simpson, Gram Allan & Mark Philip Jones.

Tickets for each concert cost: £8 | Concessions £6 | Buy a ticket for all 3 concerts for £20 (Please note that season tickets are only available via Box Office. Call 01475 723 723 to book).

Date: 8 Jun 2017
Prices: £6.00 to £8.00

Artistes International Management Ltd present
The Johnny Cash Roadshow


Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. Also the only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! This year prepare for a musical and emotional rollercoaster, unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash.

The UK’s No1 Tribute, fronted by respected singer/songwriter Clive John, re-creates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Also featuring the best ‘June Carter’ in the business, all aspects of Cash’s life are covered with impeccable taste.

The show takes the audience from the 1950’s right up to 2002 and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included, along with songs from the latest five decades of the man in black’s career. All this accompanied by emotive and evocative screen images.



Two comments from Caitlin Crowell
(Granddaughter of Mr. Johnny Cash and Mrs. June Carter Cash)

‘Clive captures my Grandfather JUST as he was’

‘absolutely authentic to the point where it felt as if it wasn't a tribute’

Date: 10 Jun 2017
Prices: £20.00

Euan Stevenson & Konrad Wiszniewski - the Standards Duo

The widely acclaimed New Focus pianist and saxophonist turn their fabulous jazz talents to favourite standards from Duke Ellington and other sources. Stevenson and Wiszniewski, one of Scottish National Jazz Orchestra's star saxophonists, present reconsidered classics and a few originals that emphasise their outstanding gift for melody.

Date: 15 Jun 2017
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

The SCO make their debut at Beacon Arts Centre with a programme that is full of energy and bound to put a skip in your step! Stenhammar’s Romances are favourite pieces from the homeland of the animated and lively Swedish conductor and violinist Tobias Ringborg.

Mendelssohn’s sunny ‘Italian’ provides Mediterranean flavours, principal players from the Orchestra have fun with Bottesini’s Duo for violin and double bass, and Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ brings the concert to a rousing close.

MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 4 'Italian'
BOTTESINI Gran Duo Concertante
STENHAMMAR Two Sentimental Romances, Op 28
MOZART Symphony No 35 'Haffner'

Tobias Ringborg - Conductor/Violin
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore - Violin
Nikita Naumov - Double Bass

Date: 22 Jun 2017
Prices: £6.00 to £16.00

July 2017

Commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival and presented in association
with Beacon Arts Centre, Vox Motus present
Flight adapted by Oliver Emanuel from the novel Hinterland by Caroline Brothers

Times vary as capacity is limited to 25 per performance.



Two young orphaned brothers embark on a desperate odyssey across Europe, in a heart wrench-ing road story of terror, hope and survival. Mixing graphic novel with exquisite diorama, Flight draws you into its fragile miniature world and allows you to contemplate its gripping story of two children lost in dangerous lands.

Date: 14 Jul - 15 Jul 2017
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

FRED MACAULAY: LIVE 2017

Trump and his WALL. BREXIT. INDYREF2. There's so much going on just now that people are wondering what they should be doing. HAVING A LAUGH is Fred MacAulay's response. Join Fred on his 2017 comedy tour of Scotland.

"Fred is one of the best stand-ups Britain has produced" Richard Osman, Pointless.
"ONE OF THE BEST STAND-UP COMEDIANS BRITAIN HAS EVER PRODUCED" Richard Osman, Pointless.

www.fredmacaulay.com / twitter: @fredmacaulay

Age restriction: 16+

Date: 22 Jul 2017
Prices: £12.00 to £14.00

No Nonsense Productions present
Para Handy: The Wireless Show
£20 (includes afternoon tea)


Join the Master Mariner, Dougie, MacPhail and Sunny Jim along with a host of other characters for classic tales from Neil Munro. Performed as a 1950s radio broadcast against the stunning backdrop of the Clyde, this new production features live sound effects and period music.

Date: 23 Jul 2017
Prices: £20.00

August 2017

JMG Music Group presents
The Keep it Country Show


Join 4 of Ireland's top country Stars for an unmissable show filled with toe tapping Country music, cabaret and laughter that will have the audience singing and clapping all night long.

The show features showband legend John Hogan, the hilarious Gary Gamble and his surreal impressions of Daniel O'Donnell, the pure voice of Joe Moore and the popular Cowboy Larry all accompanied by the fantastic Keltic Storm live band.

Date: 2 Aug 2017
Prices: £20.00

Artistes International Management Ltd
The Little Mermaid



Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale of The Little Mermaid is brought to the stage in a brand new production by the internationally acclaimed Panto Company. With stunning scenery, eye-catching costumes, original songs plus up-to-date chart songs and not forgetting loads of audience partici-pation, this show makes for an entertaining family day out.

Age guidance: 3-11

Date: 5 Aug 2017
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring world
champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the handsome Young Irish Tenors, an
array of the most talented, gifted cast who keep audiences wowed all over the world.

The show continues to evolve thanks to the constant striving for perfection by its producer,
“Rhythm of the Dance” celebrates a renewed vigour in Irish culture, embracing
traditional and current to the ancient SeanNos dance style.

Internationally rated as one of the most popular and successful Irish Step Dance shows on tour, by critics, audiences,
and millions of fans around the world. Be sure to share the experience when it comes to
a venue near you.

For more information go to : www.rhythmofthedance.com

Date: 6 Aug 2017
Prices: £23.00 to £24.00

Greenock Players Youth present
Seussical Jr.
by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Co-conceived by Eric Idle. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss


Following their sell-out show Little Mermaid JR last year, Greenock Players Youth bring you an un-forgettable musical caper! Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favourite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life in this fantastical musical extravaganza.

Date: 11 Aug - 12 Aug 2017
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Jolly Promotions present
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Singalong



The much loved fairytale, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, comes to life onstage in an unforgetta-ble live stage production full of songs and laughter that children will love. Goldilocks, the Three Bears, and Ruff the Dog perform live in this exciting and fun-filled musical production which takes a few twists and turns along the way with other new puppet characters.

Age guidance: 1-7 years

Date: 12 Aug 2017
Prices: £8.00

Opera Bohemia present
The Pearl Fishers


Opera Bohemia returns to the Beacon with Bizet’s masterpiece.

Two men’s vow of friendship is threatened by their obsession with the same woman, a beautiful priestess, who battles to suppress her feelings of love in order to uphold her sacred oath. With beautiful melodies, rousing choruses and opera’s most famous duet!

Date: 25 Aug 2017
Prices: £6.00 to £15.00

September 2017

Rob Kingsley's A Vision Of Elvis

Now regarded as Europe's most successful Elvis Presley tribute, A Vision of Elvis continues to sell out some of the most prestigious venues across the UK and Europe.

With a brand new show, A Vision of Elvis leaves audiences all shook up, with an uplifting and authentic Elvis experience. Celebrating the music of Elvis Presley the show takes you on a journey from Elvis's Movie Years through to his '68 Comeback, building to a climactic Concert Years finale.

The multi award winning Rob Kingsley has the total package and together with his spectacular live band, this show leaves the audience in no doubt that they are witnessing a truly authentic Elvis show.

A Vision of Elvis is THE ONLY Elvis show to see.

'His moves, the voice, this guy is ELVIS. He captures the soul of Elvis, I should know I worked with Elvis.'
(Ed Bonja (Road Manager & Photographer for Elvis 1970 - 1977)

Date: 2 Sep 2017
Prices: £22.50

The International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring present
The Sooty Show


Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! TV’s Sooty and guest star Magicians will amaze all the family – plus a chance to meet Sooty and Richard after the show!

Date: 9 Sep 2017
Prices: £8.00 to £12.00

Homegrown talented singer/songwriters take centre stage at the Beacon in a series of four concerts performed over the course of the year. Come and experience a range of styles to suit all musical tastes. Musicians confirmed for this September concert include: Shelagh McKay Jones, Fallen Arches ( Colin Bell ), Rebekah Kirk, John Morrison, Aimee Penman, Joe McMahon & Mark Philip Jones.

Line-up for the Winter concert includes:

Winter | Thursday 9 November | 7pm | Shelagh McKay Jones, Alison McNeill, Fiona McNeill, Martin Stephen Jones, Chloé Simpson, Gram Allan & Mark Philip Jones.

Tickets for each concert cost: £8 | Concessions £6

Date: 14 Sep 2017
Prices: £6.00 to £8.00

Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan

Scottish folksinger Emily Smith and New Zealand born Jamie McClennan celebrate 15 years of making music together in 2017. Their anniversary tour showcases a big new sound for the duo, with newly written songs from Smith and McClennan paired with some of their favourites from the past 15 years. The couple’s sumptuous harmonies are layered over sizzling double guitars, fiddle and accordion giving the audience the impression of a much larger band.

“stunning….every number was a highlight” The Scotsman ****

Date: 15 Sep 2017
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Barry Collings Entertainment presents

Experience the sounds and looks of Britain’s biggest selling singles chart band – Status Quo.

Date: 17 Sep 2017
Prices: £18.00 to £20.00

SCOCHA In Concert With Special Guests The Wherries

As live bands go you'd be hard pressed to find a better package than SCOCHA. With their on-stage banter keeping the night rolling along be assured that if you're not a SCOCHA fan when you sit down - you most certainly will be when you leave.

Join the band for an evening of excellent entertainment with the very best in traditional Scottish music given the SCOCHA “treatment". Along with a handful of their own material peppered throughout and the added spice of Greenock’s very own THE WHERRIES to whet the appetite, this promises to be yet another great night out.


”Ye can stand or you can sit - but you won’t sit still!”

Date: 30 Sep 2017
Prices: £16.50

October 2017

Kayos Youth Theatre present
Guys and Dolls


Kayos Youth Theatre are excited to present, as their 25th anniversary show, Guys and Dolls - an ever popular musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

Set in Depression-era Times Square, Guys and Dolls is a romantic comedy about a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them. It tells the overlapping stories of high-roller, Sky Masterson, who falls in love with mission worker, Sarah Brown and lovable rapscallion, Nathan Detroit, engaged for 14 years to Miss Adelaide, a headliner at the Hot Box Club.

Guys and Dolls takes us from bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.” Guys and Dolls features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including the hilarious “Adelaide’s Lament,” the romantic “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” the exuberant “If I Were a Bell,” the classic “Luck be a Lady,” and not to forget “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat.”

Date: 4 Oct - 7 Oct 2017
Prices: £16.00 to £18.00

DOUGIE MACLEAN IN CONCERT

Scotland's finest singer-songwriter is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', music for
'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances…including his ending of the Closing Ceremony
of Glasgow's Commonwealth Games which was viewed by over a billion people worldwide!
He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a
Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE!

Date: 15 Oct 2017
Prices: £18.00 to £20.00

November 2017

Homegrown talented singer/songwriters take centre stage at the Beacon in a series of four concerts performed over the course of the year. Come and experience a range of styles to suit all musical tastes. Musicians confirmed for this November concert include: Shelagh McKay Jones, Alison McNeill, Fiona McNeill, Martin Stephen Jones, Chloé Simpson, Gram Allan & Mark Philip Jones.


Tickets cost: £8 | Concessions £6

Date: 9 Nov 2017
Prices: £6.00 to £8.00

Audienceware proudly present
Let's Hang On: The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons


This award-winning production is a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Date: 16 Nov 2017
Prices: £22.00

Just Beatles

Just Beatles are firmly established on the tribute band scene, performing at Beatles festivals all over Europe including the world-famous Liverpool Beatleweek and theatres up and down the UK.
Expect non-stop hits all the way from the early days of Love Me Do, Please Please Me and She Loves You, through to later smash hits such as Let it Be and Get Back. Every aspect of their performances have been perfected in their quest to emulate The Beatles, making them one of the best tribute bands out there.
Together with authentic instruments and equipment you’ll think you’re experiencing The Beatles live in concert.

Date: 17 Nov 2017
Prices: £16.00 to £18.00

December 2017

Delighted to announce that our 2017 pantomime will be the wickedly funny Snow White. The show will also have a special guest appearance by CBeebies’ megastar Justin Fletcher as the Magic Mirror, where he will appear as a pre-recorded video

Date: 8 Dec - 30 Dec 2017
Prices: £10.00 to £19.00