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April 2018

Timeless Theatre Productions presents

All Our Yesterdays


The ultimate feel good show! Another sensational show from the producers of Memory Lane, Rolling back the Years, and Memories are made of This.

One of the biggest shows of its kind in the UK, taking the audience on a breathtaking musical journey through the 50s, 60s, and some of the brilliant sounds of the 1970s. Including songs by Barry Manilow, Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra, Petula Clark, The Drifters, Elvis Presley, Abba, Queen and many more

Over 160 amazing costumes and choreographed for each decade, performed by 'West End' and international vocalists, along with the stunning Timeless Showgirls

Date: 26 Apr 2018
Prices: £14.00 to £16.00

Blood Brothers
Category: Drama

Thistle Theatre Academy's Senior Acting Class presents

Blood Brothers




Willy Russell's much loved and iconic play, Blood Brothers, is brought to life by Thistle Theatre Academy's senior acting class.

It tells of twin brothers and what happens when their mother decides to have one of them adopted. Their contrasting upbringing and the hand fate deals them is fast-moving, perceptive and ultimately tragic.

Date: 26 Apr - 28 Apr 2018
Prices: £10.00

Reach For Autism presents

In Our World: A Day On The Spectrum



How much do you know about autism? In recognition of the thousands of people living with autism in Scotland this sketch and Q&A explores themes of education, bullying, criminal justice, sensory issues, employment and acceptance.

This is a funny and moving piece created and performed by the youth of REACH for Autism using their own experiences. It may not be the most polished performance you’ll see, but it’s real and comes from the heart of six young people who want to make a difference for others living with autism.

If you are willing to learn more about autism then come along to find out what a day on the spectrum is really like, In Our World.

Please note that the performance is in support of Autism Awareness month and some parts may not be suitable for some autistic individuals.

Date: 27 Apr 2018
Prices: £4.00 to £8.00

May 2018

The Occasion Theatre presents

The Monster & Mary Shelley


June 1816 – the year without a summer. At the age of 18, having recently watched her premature baby die, Mary Shelley has a ‘waking dream’ and begins to write a story that will haunt and define her for the rest of her life.
The Monster and Mary Shelley is an atmospheric, moving, and at times darkly comic exploration of fear. Incorporating elements of music hall, melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion with a pulsing contemporary cinematic score, The Monster and… explores the life of Mary Shelley – the Gothic Girl who electrified the world.

Quotes on Apocalypse!

The show is impossible to resist.....it slices down to the hidden reality of the way we live now, in a way that makes the rest of our theatrical world seem pallid - Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

A confident, savvy, dark, and oddly poignant gem of a show - Loren Noveck, nytheatre.com

Date: 3 May 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Adam
Category: Theatre

National Theatre of Scotland presents

Adam


If you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice. Adam is the remarkable, true story of a young trans man having to make that choice and begin his journey. From Egypt to Scotland, it charts Adam's fight across borders and genders to find a place to call home.

Adam returns to the stage following a phenomenally successful run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequent tour. In a world first, Adam features an international digital choir of trans individuals from across the globe which has been uniquely integrated into this remarkable multimedia production.

‘a powerful story of transcendence’ ***** The Herald

‘an unforgettable thunderbolt of feeling’ ***** The Telegraph

‘Completely uplifiting’ The Observer

Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award, a Herald Angel Award and a Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award - Best Scottish Production at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Date: 4 May - 5 May 2018
Prices: £12.00 to £15.00

Gaberlunzie Folk Duo: 50th Anniversary Concert

Celebrate 50 years of Gaberlunzie with their 50th Anniversary Concert!

Gordon Menzies and Robin Watson have been performing together for 50 years. Their repertoire includes traditional, contemporary songs and comedy, and they accompany themselves on guitars, mandolins and harmonicas. Gaberlunzie have travelled extensively, appeared on radio, TV and films. To date they have released 25 albums.

For many years Gabs, as they are known to the faithful, annually played coast to coast in Canada, Europe, Middle East , Ireland, England and much of the U.S.A.

Date: 5 May 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Animals
Category: Family

Animals
Presented by Greg Sinclair, a co-production with Perth Theatre


Animals is a show about… animals. Big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones. It’s also a show about us, and our emotions. Big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones.

From the joy of delivering a new lamb with your own hands, to the pain of losing your pet dog, and the confusion of discovering your favourite cow is in love with a tractor! ANIMALS explores how animals help us figure stuff out.

Using real and imagined stories collected from 6 year-olds, join us as we interweave live music, dance and film into a celebration of our unique relationship with animals.

A show for 6+

Date: 8 May 2018
Prices: £5.00

Guitar Journey
Category: Music

Rob Adams presents

Guitar Journey


Following a sold out concert at Celtic Connections 2017 and an enthusiastically received Scottish tour in 2016, two of Europe’s leading acoustic players share a musical journey following the guitar’s development from its origins in Spain and North Africa across Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas.

Sardinian Giorgio Serci is an award-winning guitarist, composer, and arranger. He has recorded and shared stages with Jools Holland, Shirley Bassey, jazz master Kenny Wheeler and the CBS, BBC Concert and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras.
Jonny Phillips is best known for leading the Latin American-influenced band Oriole, one of the most accomplished groups on the UK jazz and world music scenes.

Together they play melodic, warmly engaging guitar music that includes original compositions and Spanish, Brazilian and Sardinian pieces.

Date: 10 May 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

AIM presents

Ready Steady Girlz


Get Ready to be transported back in time to the sights and sounds of the Swinging 60s as Ready Steady Girlz brings back the magic of the era with classic songs from The Ronettes, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Cilla Black, Sandie Shaw, Petula Clark, The Chiffons, The Crystals, Shirley Bassey & many more.

Featuring the powerful soulful vocals by star Lorraine Crosby, who sings on Meat Loaf's I Would Do Anything For Love as well as songs with Bonnie Tyler, Elton John, Paul Carrack, Huey Lewis, John Parr, Joe McElderry and a host of other international stars, this is a must see show for anyone who loves the 60s.

Get ready, get steady and sing the night away with this Ultra Groovy 60’s Show.

Date: 11 May 2018
Prices: £18.00 to £19.50

FUNBOX presents
DINOSAUR SAFARI



Get ready for some Stone Age singalong silliness as Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle) go on their most roarsome adventure yet - DINOSAUR SAFARI.

The FUNBOX gang are in a prehistoric pickle trying to find their keys and discover different Dino-pals. Along the way they meet friends old and new including those fuzzy funsters Fluffy and Flossie, Fairy Fran flutters in, and their cheeky chum Bonzo is finding his inner cave dog and hunting the ultimate bone.

Packed with singalong favourites like The Bear Came Over The Mountain and Eyes , Nose, Cheeky, Cheeky Chin as well as brand new songs, DINOSAUR SAFARI is the gigantic treat for all the family. You might even get to help on stage

Come dressed as an explorer, dinosaur or a cave person - and get ready to roar and stomp with FUNBOX!

Date: 12 May 2018
Prices: £13.50

Turntable
Category: Theatre

Michael John McCarthy and Red Bridge Arts present

Turntable

By Michael John McCarthy and Martin O’Connor


‘The show will make you smile, laugh, feel moved but most of all put a tap in your foot and a song in your heart.’ ***** Edinburgh Reporter

Turntable started when Michael John McCarthy and his Great Aunt Kathleen – 55 years his senior – connected over a stack of vinyl. Since then the Turntable team have toured her record case around Scotland, inviting listeners of all ages to investigate its contents whilst reflecting on the importance of music in their lives.

Join Michael John at a Turntable performance exploring memory, identity, family and most importantly of all, the joy of music.

Date: 12 May 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Capitol Big Band

Join Capitol Big Band as they pay tribute to the famous swing bands of Glen Miller, Countbasie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich and many more!

The Capitol has been playing to audiences in Inverclyde and throughout Scotland for over 40 years. The band has assisted in keeping the music of American big bands alive in particular The Countbasie Orchestra, Duke Ellington. Artie Shaw, Buddy Rich and many more. This concert will also feature our two superb vocalists John Griffin and Heather Whiteford singing classics from the Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder reportoire.

Date: 17 May 2018
Prices: £14.00 to £16.00

Ta Da Productions & Tip Your Hat Productions presents

The Francie & Josie Show


A feast of Scottish entertainment in tribute to the Kings of Scottish Comedy, Francie & Josie.

A show for the whole family featuring original routines and songs, this trip down memory lane will have you belly-laughing out loud. Liam Dolan (Francie) and Johnny Mac (Josie) pay tribute to their comedy heroes and impersonate the two legends to a tee!

Comedy nostalgia at its best – a must-see show, so book early ….. you “sure sure sure” don’t want to miss it!

Date: 18 May 2018
Prices: £16.00 to £18.00

Thistle Theatre Academy presents

Alice In Wonderland


Thistle Theatre Academy invites you to travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice in her madcap musical adventures which become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts!

Date: 18 May - 19 May 2018
Prices: £10.00

Audienceware presents

The Rolling Stones Story


Celebrating the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band. ​Let’s ​Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle.

Date: 19 May 2018
Prices: £24.50



‘The versatility of Elephant Sessions is its strength. Passionate about their culture and their origins, these Scots are using their instruments like weapons to destroy clichés. ..We love them ‘ Rolling Stone Magazine

‘Absolutely superb…’ Chris Hawkins (BBC Radio 6)

‘A pyrotechnic highlight of the Soiree d’Ouverture d’Ecosse’ (Festival Interceltique de Lorient) Songlines Magazine

‘All We Have Is Now is an album evocative of lazy days and party nights’ - Folk Radio UK

2017 has been a remarkable year for Elephant Sessions. The band who hail from the Highlands of Scotland and who met at the Newcastle University Folk degree have exploded onto the indie folk scene with unparalleled effect.

The release of their album ‘All We Have is Now’ in June of this year, was followed by live appearances at some of Europe’s most notable festivals. Audiences crowd surfed their way through the summer and marquee floors broke under the weight of bouncing fans.

The Mercury nominated Alt J, along with BBC Radio 6 found themselves converted to the band’s unique brand of indie folk. Reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine sat alongside folk magazine coverage. Radio features accompanied documentaries and highlights shows on television stations.




Charting in the French download charts and selling bucket loads across Europe ‘All We Have is Now’ has firmly established this band as completely unique.

Elephant Sessions transcend boundaries and shake the very foundations of expectation.

Closing the year with sell out shows across the UK, the band find themselves nominated for both Folk Album of the Year and Live Act of the Year at the BBC Scots Trad awards.

2018 promises to be no different and opening the year with a show at the world renowned Celtic Connections festival, the band head over to Australia in March for what will be a debut tour of some of the nations most respected festivals

Date: 22 May 2018
Prices: £12.00

Baba Yaga
Category: Family

Baba Yaga

Created by Christine Johnston, Rosemary Myers and Shona Reppe
Commissioned by Imaginate and Windmill Theatre Co.


Vaselina lives the quiet life, safely tucked away on the third floor of a very tall apartment. But all that changes when she is forced to confront the terrifying Baba Yaga who plays her music far too loudly. A new take on an old Russian folktale guaranteed to give you lots to chew on…

Supported by the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.




Date: 24 May 2018
Prices: £5.00


SongWriters Uncovered Series (endorsed by James Grant of Love & Money) makes a welcome return to the Beacon with another amazing wealth of local songwriting and performing talent who will play four concerts over the year – spring, summer, autumn and winter.

“Inverclyde has hidden treasure with these great tunesmiths; go see them!” - James Grant

Season dates: Thu 8 Mar, Thu 24 May, Thu 27 Sep, Thu 8 Nov.

Season Ticket for all 4 concerts: £20

May Line-Up (Thursday 24th May)
Aimee Penman, Barrie Kelly, Charly Houston, Emma Durkan, Jim Carney, John Morrison and Shelagh McKay Jones.

September Line-Up (Thursday 27th September)
Jan Harper, Joe McMahon, Mark Philip Jones, Mattie Collins, John P Morgan, Rebekah Kirk and Shelagh McKay Jones.

November Line-Up (Thursday 8th November)
Alison McNeill, Chloe Simpson, David Halliday, Fiona McNeill, Gram Allan, Tom Kater and Shelagh McKay Jones.

Date: 24 May 2018
Prices: £6.00 to £8.00

United Theatrical presents

A Spoonful of Sherman


A smash hit show for all the family, come on a journey through 100 years of Sherman Family music. From Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman, through Oscar-winning Disney songwriters The Sherman Brothers and present day composer Robert J. Sherman.

Everything you didn’t know about one of the greatest family legacies in music. Now touring UK-wide! Don’t miss this intimate new production.

Starring Olivier-nominated Sophie Louise-Dann (Gary Barlow’s The Girls Musical), former A1 band member Mark Read (Guys and Dolls), Glen Facey (Hairspray), Jenna Innes (Animus) and Ben Stock (Beauty and the Beast).

Date: 25 May - 26 May 2018
Prices: £16.00 to £20.00

Shattered
Category: Theatre

In Motion Theatre Company in association with Paisley Arts Centre present

Shattered by Lisa Nicol | Directed by Jordan Blackwood



Shattered - Trailer from inmotiontc on Vimeo.




7:45AM
Lights on
Streetlights off

7:49AM
Door opens number 5

7:50AM
Door closes number 9
He’s early
She’s late

7:51AM
They glance at me
They always do
They see me
But never wave


After months of watching from her window and seeing her husband move in and out of her world, a woman’s encounter with a stranger begins her reconnection to life.

A new play exploring the humanity, humour and isolation of everyday life.

Funded through the Big Lottery Fund

Date: 26 May 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Total Kayos Youth Theatre
Production of
Disney’s MULAN J/R


In the 20th anniversary year since the release of Mulan, join Total Kayos for their production of Disney's Mulan J/r!

She should be looking for a husband but instead, Mulan wants to protect her family, taking her fathers sword to join the Chinese army. Guided by The Ancestors and Mushu, will she bring them honour; become a girl worth fighting for? Can she, Shang and his soldiers defeat The Huns, save the Emperor and all of China?

On her journey Mulan will discover it's what's inside that's really important.

Date: 31 May - 2 Jun 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

June 2018

Total Kayos Youth Theatre
Production of
Disney’s MULAN J/R


In the 20th anniversary year since the release of Mulan, join Total Kayos for their production of Disney's Mulan J/r!

She should be looking for a husband but instead, Mulan wants to protect her family, taking her fathers sword to join the Chinese army. Guided by The Ancestors and Mushu, will she bring them honour; become a girl worth fighting for? Can she, Shang and his soldiers defeat The Huns, save the Emperor and all of China?

On her journey Mulan will discover it's what's inside that's really important.

Date: 31 May - 2 Jun 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

AIM presents

The King of Pop: The Legend Continues....Starring NAVI


Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a show with the one and only..... NAVI!

King Of Pop: The Legend Continues is currently on tour in the UK and is taking British theatres by storm. This superb production stars the world’s No.1 MJ impersonator ‘Navi’ who was actually invited to perform at two of Michael Jackson’s birthday parties in LA and New York. Michael not only applauded Navi but also gave him a standing ovation and invited the impersonator to spend a day at his home, ‘Neverland’. The pair remained close and due to Navi’s uncanny resemblance to the star, he was often hired by Michael to act as a decoy to distract mobs of fans and press.

Navi has since continued to work at the highest level, performing in a whopping 57 different countries and is now back in the UK for a national theatre tour along with his incredible live band and dancers. Navi brilliantly recreates all the magical classics from the early Jackson 5 songs to mega-hits such as Thriller and Smooth Criminal in a show the whole family will enjoy.

Date: 2 Jun 2018
Prices: £20.00 to £22.00

Cutting Edge Theatre presents

Downs With Love


“They told me that I should have told them I have Downs.
Why? What difference does that make?”


“Downs With Love” explores the subject of love and disability and challenges us to consider what we view to be “acceptable”. Can we accept seeing a couple - one of whom has Down’s and the other does not? Do we understand the complexities and issues surrounding love and disability? The play has been written around the performers and especially with Abi Brydon, the central actor. Cutting Edge Theatre have worked with Abi, taking her own feelings, challenges and experiences growing up with Down’s and creating a very real, moving performance around her.

Date: 5 Jun 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Isosceles Theatre presents

Just What The Doctor Ordered


In Edinburgh Between 1827 and 1828, sixteen people are murdered by Burke and Hare. The bodies are sold to Dr. Robert Knox, scientist, doctor and anatomist supreme, all for the sake of advancing medical knowledge. Murder will out and a price must be paid. Dr. Knox will have to pay that price.

"A superb show, highly recommended." - Dumfries and Galloway Life.

Date: 6 Jun 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Caroline Bowditch presents

Snigel


Join Snigel the inquisitive snail (leading UK disabled dancer Caroline Bowditch), in their cozy home underneath the leafy canopy; a colourful and sensory world, designed by Laura Hook, where Snigel’s insect friends, brought to life by dancers Alex McCabe and performer and musician Zac Scott, come to visit.

Watch as they dance, play, sing and make music in the undergrowth while uncovering secret treasures, in this inviting new work for children aged under 12 months and their adult
This is a co-creation between Caroline Bowditch and Laura Hook. Supported by Creative Scotland, with additional support from Theatre Royal Glasgow and Scottish Opera.

“The designs are exquisite, the music and movement entrancing” **** The Herald

Date: 7 Jun 2018
Prices: £7.50

West College Scotland presents

The Sounds of the 80s


Featuring students from NC, HNC and HND Music courses. This is West College Scotland’s 4th show in as many years at The Beacon, and promises to be their best, with more than 30 music students performing over the course of the night.

Date: 7 Jun 2018
Prices: £4.00 to £7.50

Scottish Chamber Orchestra presents

Big Ears Little Ears


Join the SCO Wind Trio for a live music experience with your little one. Big Ears, Little Ears gives you the chance to relax and enjoy wonderful performances up-close in a tut-free, child-friendly atmosphere.

Date: 8 Jun 2018
Prices: £5.00

Scottish Chamber Orchestra presents

A Summer Evening In Greenock


Scottish Chamber Orchestra return for A Summer Evening In Greenock with a programme including SCHUMANN Overture, Scherzo & Finale, PUCCINI Crisantemi, CIMAROSA Concerto for 2 flutes & MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 1

Date: 8 Jun 2018
Prices: £6.00 to £16.00

Inverclyde Voices In Concert With Special Guests The Westerton Male Voice Choir

From Classical to Jazz music, from Mozart to Abba, join Inverclyde Voices as they sing with special guests the dynamic Westerton Male Voice Choir.



Date: 9 Jun 2018
Prices: £12.00

Fusion
Category: Dance
Date: 12 Jun 2018
Prices: £14.00

Theatre Productions Europe Ltd presents

Classic Rock USA


A heart pumping, drum beating and pulsating rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and the ‘Boss’ himself, Bruce Springsteen. Be taken on an epic journey of all things Rock, as this totally awesome cast and band brings down the house ... so get ready to rock out and party with the best!

Date: 14 Jun 2018
Prices: £18.50 to £20.00

Rob Adams Touring Group presents

Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock


Saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock are Scotland’s international jazz ambassadors, having wowed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Acclaimed as “world class” by Jazz Journal, these master musicians spin classic songs into creative gold in concerts that are intimate and spontaneous. Expect music played with passion and tenderness and presented with bonhomie.

Date: 15 Jun 2018
Prices: £13.00 to £15.00

The Mary Duff Show

Celebrating 30 years in showbusiness, Irish singer, Mary Duff, makes her Beacon Debut. With a live television appearance in front of a massive 60 million American viewers, resulting in a number 2 on the Billboard World Music Charts, her success has also grown in the UK.

Joining her onstage is her regular special guest, Jordan Mogey.

Date: 20 Jun 2018
Prices: £22.00

Unbecoming
Category: Dance

Company of Wolves presents

Unbecoming


An intimate portrait of a woman fragmented. Distorted by expectation, by obligation, by desire. A hall of mirrors. Under it all, who is she? Unbecoming is an invitation to a private world, a unique and delicate space where pretence slips away.
A solo performance through song, movement and text, this is part theatre and part music gig.

Date: 20 Jun 2018
Prices: £5.00 to £7.50

White Fall Events present

The James Brothers


The James Brothers (James Fagan and Jamie McClennan) are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers. They come from the lands Down Under – Australia and New Zealand; lands in which the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles have evolved their own unique charac- teristics, like musical marsupials. It’s these songs and tunes, and several of their own making, that The James Brothers have united to play.

Date: 21 Jun 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

July 2018

Audienceware presents

Bowie Experience


Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy.



Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail, bringing the golden years of David Bowie to theatres across the globe. So, put on your red shoes and Let’s Dance!

★★★★★ “Phenomenal”

“Absolutely brilliant”

Ticketmaster Reviews

10/10

“Totally awesome”
“Fantastic, Wow, Amazing”
“Mind blowing”
Facebook Reviews

Date: 22 Jul 2018
Prices: £24.50

Chimes International presents

ABBAMANIA


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 which will have you dancing in the aisles.
So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life and celebrate 40 years of ABBA.

Date: 29 Jul 2018
Prices: £22.50

Raw Material in association with Beacon Arts Centre presents

After The Cuts


It’s the future; just like now, but a bit more... well, shitey. Jim and Agnes worked hard their whole lives. Now Agnes needs a life-saving operation. The NHS as we know it is a thing of the past and they must take matters into their own hands.

Date: 31 Jul 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

August 2018

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.

Keep It Country features a great mix with showband legend John Hogan, the hilarious Gary Gamble and his surreal impressions of Daniel O'Donnell, the pure voice of Caitlin Moore and Ireland's most energetic performers - fiddle sensation Ritchie Remo. To top it off, the show is accompanied by the fantastic Keltic Storm, making this a super show not to be missed.

Book early and remember to Keep It Country!

Date: 2 Aug 2018
Prices: £19.50 to £21.50

Audienceware presents

Rhythm of the Dance


This stunning Irish spectacular that is Rhythm of the Dance, a fully live show that celebrates Irish culture through music and dance, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, singers, a most gifted cast who have been wowing audiences all over the world since 1999.

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 this when it comes to a venue near you.

For more information go to : www.rhythmofthedance.com

Date: 3 Aug 2018
Prices: £23.00 to £24.50

Firefly Productions presents

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham


Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the
world of traditional music and have been described as “probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”. With their musical magic and quick- witted humour, they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next.

Date: 16 Aug 2018
Prices: £18.00 to £20.00

ROBERT C KELLY AND GBL PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

“51 SHADES OF MAGGIE”

Written by Leesa Harker

Starring Leah MacRae
(“River City” “Gary: Tank Commander”)


After 3 sell-out Scottish tours comes the return of smash hit comedy Fifty One Shades of Maggie starring the original Scottish “Maggie”, River City and Gary: Tank Commander star Leah MacRae.

The best-selling send-up of 50 Shades of Grey tells the story of loveable Maggie, who, like most women, has been let down by all the men in her life

At the Social Security Office Maggie meets the handsome and hunky Mr Big! Will he turn out to be the man of her dreams, or will his “Private Room of Pain” put her off?

This hilarious and naughty play will have you laughing out loud on Maggie’s journey of love, booze and whips!

Prepare for the funniest, sexiest (and maybe dirtiest) show you shall see this year.

AGE SUITABILITY

Please note due to the strong language and themes of an adult nature this show is deemed unsuitable for anyone under the age of 16.

Date: 18 Aug 2018
Prices: £25.00

Opera Bohemia presents

Falstaff


Verdi’s comic masterpiece Falstaff revolves around the unlikely, plump protagonist, Sir John Falstaff and his farcical attempts to seduce women in order to gain access to their husbands’ wealth. With rhythmic pace and beautiful melodies, Falstaff will be sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Date: 21 Aug 2018
Prices: £13.00 to £16.00

Blonde Sheep Events presents

Tony Stockwell: Psychic Medium


Tony Stockwell has a long established reputation as one of TV’s top intuitive mediums. Using his natural wit, showmanship and Cockney charisma to entertain, his mediumship has the potential to change someone’s life, instilling a sense of peace, comfort and purpose.

Date: 29 Aug 2018
Prices: £22.00

September 2018

Thistle Theatre Company present

Goodnight Mister Tom


Thistle Theatre Company return with one of the most uplifting stories ever written.

Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad young William Beech who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley. All seems perfect until William is devastatingly summoned back to London by his mother. This tale of two broken souls will appeal to children and adults alike as it celebrates the values of love and friendship.

Date: 6 Sep - 8 Sep 2018
Prices: £15.00

Counterfeit Group Ltd presents

The Counterfeit Sixties


Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.

The Counterfeit Sixties presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees - to name but a few - all recreated in this stunning show.

The band members have performed their unique tribute shows all over the UK and abroad, and have a wide range of experience in that field. The members of the band have individually worked with notable sixties’ artists such as The Searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and many more.

Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia!

Date: 9 Sep 2018
Prices: £18.00 to £20.00

Amick Productions presents

Blake: The Anniversary Tour


Brit-Award-winning vocal trio Blake return in 2018 with a special UK tour, celebrating 10 years together. The show features songs from their brand-new 10th anniversary album including Elgar's "Nimrod", The Beatles "Here There and Everywhere", "Somewhere" from West Side Story & the classic "Caruso", along with all the band's popular anthems in powerful three-part harmony.

Enjoy a spectacular show with video projections, emotive lighting & the boys' famously off-piste banter. With over 600 concerts performed in the UK alone, along with more than 150 TV appearances worldwide (including Graham Norton, The One Show & Strictly Come Dancing) Blake continue to thrill audiences young & old all over the globe; don't miss them as they celebrate a decade of singing.

VIP tickets include reserved front 2 rows seats, and a pre-show Meet & Greet with Blake at 7pm; a chance to share a glass of wine and have a chat to the group before the show starts.

Date: 21 Sep 2018
Prices: £21.00 to £47.00

Showaddywaddy
Category: Music

Handshake Ltd presents

Showaddywaddy


"The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!

Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the world. Their live show is dynamic and uplifting, featuring all of their biggest
hits such as Under The Moon of Love, Three Steps to Heaven, Hey Rock & Roll, When, Blue Moon, Pretty Little Angel Eyes and many, many more.

So come and join the ‘Dancin’ Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’!

Date: 22 Sep 2018
Prices: £18.00 to £21.00

SongWriters Uncovered Series (endorsed by James Grant of Love & Money) makes a welcome return to the Beacon with another amazing wealth of local songwriting and performing talent who will play four concerts over the year – spring, summer, autumn and winter.

“Inverclyde has hidden treasure with these great tunesmiths; go see them!” - James Grant

Season dates: Thu 8 Mar, Thu 24 May, Thu 27 Sep, Thu 8 Nov.

Season Ticket for all 4 concerts: £20

September Line-Up (Thursday 27th September)
Jan Harper, Joe McMahon, Mark Philip Jones, Mattie Collins, John P Morgan, Rebekah Kirk and Shelagh McKay Jones.

November Line-Up (Thursday 8th November)
Alison McNeill, Chloe Simpson, David Halliday, Fiona McNeill, Gram Allan, Tom Kater and Shelagh McKay Jones.


Date: 27 Sep 2018
Prices: £6.00 to £8.00

October 2018

Robert C Kelly by arrangement with The Dolls present

The Dolls Dragged Up


THEY’RE BACK! The tan has barely faded from Agnes and Sadie’s thick skin and they’re in trouble again, and left lip-synching for their lives.

Missing money, an unlucky handbag and nutcase gangsters are just a few of the disasters they’ll have to dodge as the Dolls are dragged through a glittering underworld filled with rivalries, rhinestones and rammies on a camp, crazy, gusset drenching adventure of queen sized proportions!

Mistaken identities and secret disguises abound in this highly anticipated sequel. Will the gallus gals be able to keep up with who’s who? Will long brewing family resentments be resolved? Will The Dolls solve the mystery of the missing dug and most importantly, will their dormant 1980’s disco dancing skills save them from The McKray twins, Scotland’s fruitiest, nuttiest gangsters?

Bring yer pals join THE DOLLS in DRAGGED UP!

Not for the fainthearted or the weans under 16.

Date: 11 Oct - 13 Oct 2018
Prices: £25.00

Jo Sarsby Management presents

Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life


'Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug' - Sir David Attenborough


The evening promises behind the scenes stories for all the family, with highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on earth. What’s scarier, snow leopards or leopard seals? How do you get close to the biggest fish in the sea? Is it true your eyeballs freeze at minus 50?

This new presentation traces Doug’s personal journey too, as he discusses how he’s seen pollution and climate change affect the natural world.

Date: 16 Oct 2018
Prices: £16.50 to £18.50

Audienceware presents

Beyond The Barricade


The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from
Les Miserables.

Beyond The Barricade delivers over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End including a stunning finale from Les Mis. The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss ( Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Miserables) Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), together with a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals. To this day every musical note is still played and
sung live – very rare indeed.

Beyond the Barricade gives musical theatre songs a bold concert format treatment – but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audience are watching the original performance. This incredible concert is now in its 19th successive year.

Date: 18 Oct 2018
Prices: £22.00 to £23.50

AIM productions presents

Celtic Legends: An Audience With John Hartson & Chris Sutton


Two Celtic legends come and grace the Beacon Arts Centre stage to talk about their brilliant careers and playing days at Celtic FC!

Come and Join: *Chris Sutton, now on BT Sports as a pundit along with *John Hartson also a pundit with BT Sports as they discuss games, dressing room/training ground stories, managers, fall outs and everything you wanted to know about the mighty Glasgow Celtic!

There will be a chance to put your questions across on the night to the lads. If you are a Celtic fan this is a night not to be missed!
VIP tickets are available: Premium seating within the auditorium meet & Greet and a photo opportunity, These are limited so get in fast!
The evening will be compered by Greenock lad, broadcaster and author Gerry McDade.

*players are available at time of booking but their schedule could change.

Date: 22 Oct 2018
Prices: £35.00 to £45.00

Chimes International present

The Matt Munro Story


"The Singer's Singer"

Celebrating the life and music of the legendary Matt Monro.

The Matt Monro Story is an inspired and unforgettable show. A unique evening of music, warmth and love, keeping the memory of his music alive.

From Born Free to Walk Away to Portrait of My Love be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain's most popular and endearing singers named the Singer's Singer by his peers.

The show is enhanced by audio visual and narration.

"Matt Monro is one of the finest male vocalists in the singing business" - Frank Sinatra.

THE MUSIC OF THE LEGEND THAT IS MATT MONRO LIVES ON

Date: 28 Oct 2018
Prices: £22.50

November 2018

SongWriters Uncovered Series (endorsed by James Grant of Love & Money) makes a welcome return to the Beacon with another amazing wealth of local songwriting and performing talent who will play four concerts over the year – spring, summer, autumn and winter.

“Inverclyde has hidden treasure with these great tunesmiths; go see them!” - James Grant

Season dates: Thu 8 Mar, Thu 24 May, Thu 27 Sep, Thu 8 Nov.

Season Ticket for all 4 concerts: £20

November Line-Up (Thursday 8th November)
Alison McNeill, Chloe Simpson, David Halliday, Fiona McNeill, Gram Allan, Tom Kater and Shelagh McKay Jones.

Date: 8 Nov 2018
Prices: £6.00 to £8.00

December 2018

Imagine Theatre & Beacon Arts Centre presents

Sleeping Beauty


Wakey wakey and come join us for a beauty of a pantomime this festive season!

Following on from last year’s record breaking panto Snow White, Beacon Arts Centre present yet another spectacular family pantomime, and this time it’s the magical fairytale Sleeping Beauty.

You’d better set your alarm as this is one show you will not want to miss with fabulous song and dance numbers, sensational sets and costumes, laughs-a-plenty and bags of audience participation and slapstick fun! All the ingredients that make for a perfect panto! Make magical memories this Christmas and bring the whole family along to see Sleeping Beauty.

Book now because if you snooze, you lose!

Date: 7 Dec - 31 Dec 2018
Prices: £11.00 to £21.00

March 2019

Entertainers Show Providers LTD presents

Fastlove: A Tribute To George Michael


He's back!

Get ready for another unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart with the return of the sell-out show, Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael.

This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, One More Try, Outside, Jesus To A Child, Kissing A Fool, and many more.

Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation.

Date: 10 Mar 2019
Prices: £23.00 to £24.00