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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, rubbish. 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: £0.00 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

Greenock Players Youth presents

High School Musical Jr



On the front steps of East High, it's the first day after winter break ("Wildcat Cheer"). The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year ("Start of Something New"). In Ms. Darbus' homeroom, basketball team captain, Troy, discovers that Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. When he calls her, the eccentric drama teacher quickly confiscates all cell phones and assigns detention. Between classes, Gabriella and Troy look at the audition sign-up for the school musical, but the drama diva, Sharpay, discourages them. At basketball practice, Troy tries to shake his desire to sing at the urging of his best friend, Chad ("Get'cha Head in the Game"). Taylor, the science club president, discovers Gabriella's intelligence and encourages her to join the upcoming science decathlon.

While the students learn how to "act" at detention, Troy's dad, Coach Bolton, faces off with Ms. Darbus – his star players can't miss practice because Friday is the championship game! The next day, hopeful Thespians strut their stuff for Ms. Darbus ("Auditions"), but they're no match for Sharpay and her twin brother, Ryan ("What I've Been Looking For"). Troy and Gabriella arrive too late to audition, but Kelsi, the show's composer, plays the song her way and encourages them to sing ("What I've Been Looking For – Reprise"). Ms. Darbus overhears and gives them a callback, which turns the school order upside down! Sharpay is furious, and some students try to break out of their cliques during lunch ("Stick to the Status Quo"). The Jocks and Brainiacs devise a plan to trick Troy and Gabriella into forgetting about the musical and committing to their respective competitions ("Counting on You"). Thinking each one has betrayed the other, Gabriella and Troy are crushed.

Against Ryan's advice, Sharpay convinces Ms. Darbus to move the callbacks to conflict with the science decathlon and championship game. Chad and Taylor put their heads together to make things right again ("We're All in This Together"). While the Brainiacs and Jocks compete, Sharpay and Ryan pull off a polished callback performance ("Bop to the Top"). When Taylor's laptop shuts down the electricity, Troy and Gabriella rush to the theatre, but are too late for their callback. When the East High students arrive to rally behind them, Ms. Darbus relents, and they sing their way into the lead roles ("Breaking Free"). Back at the gym, the Wildcats win the game, and the whole school comes together as winners ("We're All in This Together – Reprise," "High School Musical Megamix – Bows").

Date: 10 Aug - 11 Aug 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

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: £0.00 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

Fara
Category: Music

Active Events presents

Fara


Following their debut release Cross the Line in 2016, Orcadian folk Quartet FARA are touring the UK to coincide with the October 2018 release of their second album. Comprised entirely of self-penned songs and instrumental tracks, FARA will celebrate the community which inspired them to become musicians - an album rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Isles and its people, it combines the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with contemporary and original songs and tunes.

With the mission of creating something entirely new and collaborative, the four members of FARA have co-written many of the melodies on the album, blending all four distinctively different musical voices together, whilst also celebrating the unity of their musical beginnings. The songs incorporate words by Orcadian poets: George McKay Brown, Edwin Muir and Christina Costie, as well as one original and one traditional text. The Orcadian imagery running through these songs, alongside new melodies brimming with the islands’ tradition whilst also pointing in new directions, celebrates the ever-expanding Orcadian folk tradition. Fara’s new album is set to excite and delight.

Date: 13 Sep 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Gilded Balloon presents

Scott Gibson: Anywhere But Here


Scott was just 16 when he first set off on a voyage of self-discovery. His destination? Kavos, obviously. Where else?

Gibson takes you on an odyssey charting the choppy waters of youth in a blisteringly funny hour about the escapism and hedonism of travel. A story about friendship, love, pool parties, travel insurance and the Greek third-choice goalie.

Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2016

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐The Mirror ⭐⭐⭐⭐The Guardian ⭐⭐⭐⭐The Herald ⭐⭐⭐⭐The List

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Broadway Baby

Date: 15 Sep 2018
Prices: £9.50 to £12.00

Broke Lad presents

McLuckie's Line

By

Martin Travers and Martin Docherty


A raw, hard hitting and hilarious monologue that explores serious subjects but is packed with humour: crazy actresses, nosy neighbours, reprobate mates, a wee wren in a housing scheme, a Spanish speaking horse and a gun toting Elvis impersonating bookmaker.

An unforgettable whirlwind fast, laugh out loud tour de force performance by one of Scotland's most talented performers.

Please note that there will be a short post show discussion with actor Martin Docherty about the themes in the play and what is to be a working Scottish actor.

“…stunningly vivid evocation of life on the frontline in working class Glasgow...stories that have an energy and poetry that are funny, angry and elegiac…” The Scotsman, Joyce McMillan ★★★★

"It’s all as edgy as a photo finish in the 2.15 at Catterick. Martin Docherty is tremendous as the bold Larry” Daily Record, Anna Burnside ★★★★

“The lyrical, yet profane writing is a joy... feels like a spontaneous meeting with an old friend – the kind you love dearly” The List, Lorna Irvine ★★★★

“Tour de Force!!!” Audience ★★★★★

“Hilarious!” Audience ★★★★★

Date: 16 Sep 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Showroom in association with Macrobert Arts Centre presents

Tetra-Decathlon
By Lauren Hendry


Having never set foot on a running track in her life, Lauren Hendry decided to sign up for the Tetra-Decathlon, a gruelling 14-event track and field competition. This audacious solo show charts Lauren’s journey as she trains for and competes in this most taxing of sporting events, whilst asking pertinent questions about the psychology of sport and what drives us to compete.

Supported by Festival 2018, the cultural programme of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, Creative Scotland and Tron Theatre

Date: 19 Sep 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Andante Live presents

Blowin' In The Wind: Songs of Peace, Protest & Love



Join us as we take you back to the era of PEACE , PROTEST & LOVE with uniquely arranged classic songs such as “Mr Tambourine Man’, ‘Imagine’, ‘The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down’, ‘Big Yellow Taxi’,‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘All You Need Is Love’ and many more.

Combining the vocal harmonies of Vee Sweeney and Mark Rowson, 16 instruments between them and outstanding musicianship, they perform an uplifting and inspiring show to give you a fabulous evening of unforgettable music.

When Dylan, Baez and friends sang their songs of peace, protest & love, “times certainly were a- changin’."

Date: 20 Sep 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

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 £42.00

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

Nests
Category: Theatre

Frozen Charlotte & Stadium Rock presents

Nests


Written by “remarkable” (Scotsman) Xana Marwick

‘You’ve chosen to take yourself away from things but me, I’m invisible.’

A frightened, starving boy and his only friend, a crow, encounter a man on the edge of society trying to forget his past.

Their meeting begins a surreal journey where magical realism meets real-life media broadcast on life in present day UK.

NESTS is a contemporary tale for Scotland’s Year of Young People that questions how our society treats the young and vulnerable. It questions the stories we tell ourselves and the impact we all have on each other.

Each of us should have someone looking out for us. Each of us should have someone who takes responsibility for us. Each of us should have someone who loves us. But do we?

For audiences of adults and young people over the age of 12.

Date: 22 Sep 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Spindrift Productions presents

Northern Flyway


A musical journey exploring the connection between people and birds, Northern Flyway delves into the ecology, folklore and symbolism of birds and birdsong, offering an intense and visceral audio-visual experience, set against a lush evocative skyscape of bird images.

Inge Thomson and Jenny Sturgeon are joined by singer and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow) and phenomenal vocal sculptor Jason Singh. Together they draw on the extensive field recordings of musician, composer and birdsong expert Magnus Robb, creating a multi dimensional and magically immersive performance, combining vocal and instrumental composition with sonic experimentation into the nature and rhythms of birdsong.

Resonating throughout the piece are themes of migration, both human and avian, the cyclical nature of the seasons and humanity’s relationship with nature.

Set design and lighting by Simon Gane. Projection mapping by Ben Everett.

Date: 25 Sep 2018
Prices: £13.00 to £15.00

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

DH Promotions presents

Milton Jones & Friends


A top night of comedy is coming to the Beacon! Headlining the show is the messy haired master of the one liner, Milton Jones! A regular feature on our TV screens, Milton has appeared on Live at the Apollo and is a regular panellist on Mock the Week.

Milton is one of the country’s most successful touring comedians. His unique style of comedy has audiences in stitches causing laughter just as loud as his shirts!

“No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride” The Guardian

Milton will be joined on the night by four top Scottish comedians.

Date: 29 Sep 2018
Prices: £20.00 to £22.50

October 2018

Kayos Youth Theatre presents

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Winner of Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences with effortless wit and humour. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

Six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious, touching stories from their lives, the tweens spell their way through hoping to never hear the soul-crushing "ding" that signals a mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

Date: 3 Oct - 6 Oct 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

AIM presents

The Very Best of Burt Bacharach Live in Concert with Back To Bacharach


Back to Bacharach are proud to present The Very Best of Burt Bacharach celebrating “The Hitmaker” behind one of the greatest American songbooks of the 20th Century.

Join us on a masterclass in melody and great feel good songs which have become the soundtrack to our lives, combined with breathtaking performances from our West End vocalists and the amazing musicianship of the Magic Moments Orchestra.

Travel back with us and be dazzled by a non-stop parade of classic hits such as Alfie, What The World Needs Now, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Walk On By, The Look of Love, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa, I Say A Little Prayer For You, That’s What Friends Are For, Close To You, Wishin’ & Hopin’, Trains & Boats & Planes, Magic Moments, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, What’s New Pussycat?, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head & Many More.

Date: 4 Oct 2018
Prices: £0.00 to £22.00

Twist & Shout
Category: Music

AIM & Songbook Productions presents

Twist & Shout


"This was the Sixties! We were there from the very first note to the last... An incredible fun packed night of sensational singing and dancing!”

The greatest musical era of the 20th century comes alive with a nostalgic and fun packed musical journey through the sights and sounds of the swinging 60s - when skirts got shorter and hair got longer!

Sing and dance along with a cast of leading performers to the music of The Beatles, Hermans Hermits., Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more.

This musical powerhouse of a show starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962 through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late sixties. Featuring incredible performances and beautiful bespoke costumes, Twist & Shout will transport you back to the sights and sounds of the ‘Swinging Sixties’.

A non-stop feast of music featuring a live band and leading performers deliver a musical powerhouse of a show that includes hits such as; She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin Jack Flash, Something Tells Me I’m In to Something Good, Shout, Mr Tambourine Man, Ferry Cross The Mersey... and so many more.

This show will leave you on your feet and dancing in the aisles!

Date: 5 Oct 2018
Prices: £21.00 to £22.00

Wayne Denton Associates Ltd presents

A Celebration of John Denver


We invite you to pay homage to one of the most prolific artists of the Twentieth Century – JOHN DENVER

‘A Celebration of John Denver’ will take you on a magical journey through the musical career of John Denver, featuring popular hits such as ‘Annie’s Song’, ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’, ‘Rocky Mountain High’ and title track ‘Take Me Home Country Roads’.

Throughout his career John Denver racked up an impressive 41 albums, 2 Grammy Awards, 3 American Music Awards, 2 Country Music Association Awards, 1 Academy of Country Music and 1 Emmy Award, alongside a staggering NASA Public Service Medal, whilst ‘Rocky Mountain High’ was declared as the official state song for Colorado in 2007.

One of the first artists ever to sell over 10 million copies alone for his ‘Greatest Hits’ album in 1973 John Denver is a unique artist who has inspired a generation. Releasing over 300 songs and penning some of American Folk Rocks most memorable hits he is a true musical legend.

Join us to celebrate the life of John Denver and sing along to his most memorable hits performed by the renowned Wayne Denton and his talented musicians with AV footage throughout.


This is a presentation that will lift the hearts of ALL music lovers……everywhere!!!

Date: 6 Oct 2018
Prices: £16.00 to £18.00

Alastair MacDonald

Making a long-awaited return to the Beacon Studio Theatre after two sold-out concerts in 2013 and 2014, Alastair McDonald is set to provide a not-to-be-missed afternoon’s entertainment for people of all ages and across the generations on Sunday 7th October.

Alastair retains an age-defying youthful exuberance for the music and his commitment to entertain and challenge his audiences. He transitions seamlessly from Scottish historical ballad to a music hall ditty to a vibrant American gospel song to anti-war, pro-humanity numbers. With his in his inimitable warm, infectious and engaging style, an uplifting, humorous, thought-provoking, informative and participative afternoon is in store.

Date: 7 Oct 2018
Prices: £0.00 to £12.00

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

Imar
Category: Music

Imar

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners in 2018, Irish/Manx quintet Ímar are amongst Glasgow’s hottest folk property.

With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavy-weight collective haul of top prizes – including the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles – the group’s formation embodies a personal reconnection with its members’ formative years, dating back long before their recent camaraderie around Glasgow’s justly celebrated session scene.

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

United Agents

Robert Florence is Biscuity Boyle: My Bastart Life


Character comedy from the co-writer and star of the hit BBC Scotland sketch show Burnistoun.

Burnistoun's favourite son Biscuity Boyle has left behind the Burnistoun Community Centre Circuit to tour the length and breadth of Scotland with his debut solo show. Athlete, raconteur, disco dancer - Biscuity Boyle has done it all, and he is ready to share stories from his bastart life - if he lives long enough to tell them. Love, sex, death - nothing is off the page for the elder statesman of Scottish comedy.

Date: 13 Oct 2018
Prices: £16.00

Evergreen: A Tribute To Barbara Streisand

The legendary Barbra Streisand is the highest-selling female recording artist in history and, in this brand new show, Alyson Orr presents a tribute to Barbra featuring her best loved songs including “Evergreen”, “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, “Woman In Love”, ”The Way We Were” and many more. .

Alyson, with her band of top-class musicians, will take you on a musical journey through Barbra’s celebrated career, producing a heartfelt tribute to the finest female vocalist of all time.

“Alyson Orr’s singing is impeccable”- The List

“Alyson Orr IS Barbra Streisand”- The Scotsman

www.alysonorr.com

Date: 14 Oct 2018
Prices: £14.00 to £16.00

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: £0.00 to £23.50

MZA & CHiLL Productions present
Craig Hill – C’mon the Lads!


This show is soooooo not about fit-baws! Jockstrap yourself in for a “Balls-out”funny night of no-holds-barred comedy - it’s all gonna kick off!

Hot on the heels of his latest sell-out tour, our very favourite Kilted Comedian shoots back to the
Beacon Arts Centre and scores with a night full of fun - remember and book early!

‘Flat-out hilarious... I’ve not heard a room laugh so long and hard… There isn’t
anyone better at working a crowd… the audience was in absolute paroxysms of
laughter… Genuinely funny.’ ★★★★★ (Mirror).

‘Funny as hell!’ (Scotland on Sunday)

‘Riotous!’ ★★★★ (Herald Sun, Australia)

‘Wickedly subversive… Funny, charming, charismatic’ (Metro)

‘Hilarious… delightfully fizzy tone and sharp observational jokes…Brilliant!’ (Daily Record)

‘Master of audience interaction’ (Chortle)

‘Priceless... … A laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end… An
hour with Hill makes for a cracking show.. absolutely hilarious!’ ★★★★ (List)




www.mrcraighill.com

@mrcraighill #Cmonthelads

Date: 19 Oct 2018
Prices: £12.50 to £14.50

Prestige Productions presents

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story


Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! The show includes all the massive hits like, Maggie May, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing, and Tonight’s The Night.



"I've seen some Rods in my time but Paul is the best one I've ever seen."
DON STEWART, (Rod Stewart’s brother)

' I thoroughly enjoyed the show. Paul's voice and mannerisms were the closest I've ever seen to Rod himself' Mary Cady (Rod’s Sister)


Facebook /someguyshavealltheluck
Website www.someguyshavealltheluck.com
Twitter @RodStewartStory


Date: 20 Oct 2018
Prices: £22.00

Hi-Lo Productions in association with Beacon Arts Centre presents

Shackleton's Carpenter


Shackleton's Endurance sank in Antarctica leaving 28 men stranded. The carpenter, Clydesider Harry McNish played a vital role in saving them. He also defied Shackleton, so was never awarded the Polar Medal. Now, ill and destitute, he challenges the Boss on the dockside. Can he lay his ghosts to rest?


90 minutes of riveting storytelling… 4* (Surrey Advertiser)

Date: 20 Oct 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Claire Hastings

Claire Hastings is a folksinger/songwriter based in Glasgow. Since winning BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015, Claire’s career has gone from strength to strength. Performance highlights include singing with Lulu, Jamie Cullum, and Deacon Blue at BBC Music Day, and taking centre stage for BBC Proms in the Park with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

An honours graduate of the Scottish Music degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Claire specialized in Scots Song with expert tuition from Gordeanna McCulloch (The Clutha) and Rod Paterson (Jock Tamson’s Bairns). Since graduating in 2011, Claire has travelled the world with her ukulele and has featured in many festival line ups and on stages at home and abroad.

‘Between River and Railway’, Claire’s debut solo album, was released in 2016 to critical acclaim:

An exquisite album –SONGLINES
Touches the soul, and lifts the heart – FOLK RADIO UK

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

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: £27.50 to £45.00

David Hull Promotions presents

Charlie Landsborough In Concert


Charlie is generally recognised and categorised as a country singer, however, as his fans will tell you, country music is only one part of his live shows and music catalogue. Winner of ‘Best Songwriter’, ‘Best Song’, ‘Best Male Vocalist’ & ‘International Country Album’ Charlie’s talent and chart-topping records received the ultimate recognition in 2011 when he was inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame- a wonderful achievement for any artist.

Join us for a memorable evening of beautiful ballads, folk, blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthems with the immensely talented Charlie Landsborough

Date: 23 Oct 2018
Prices: £23.50

Manpower
Category: Theatre

Two Destination Language presents

Manpower


Did you think it would be easy? Did you think it would be fair? Silent battles of power drive a politically complex commentary on Britain’s working men over the last 40 years as a British man and an Eastern European woman share the stage. Music, wood and vinyl create a picture of Britain today and how it came to this.

Total Theatre Award winners Two Destination Language take you on a romp through men, expectations, work and economics in the years since Britain voted to be a part of Europe.

Date: 24 Oct 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

The Macbeths
Category: Theatre

Citizen's Theatre presents

The Macbeths


'O full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife'.

At the heart of Shakespeare's darkest play is a disintegrating marriage. This new adaptation, using a radically cut version of the text, focuses on the relationship between one of the most famous killers in literature and his ambitious wife.

Returning from battle, Macbeth hears a prophesy emboldening him to murder and betray. Compelled by his equally ruthless wife, Macbeth ignores his creeping sense of guilt and hopelessness and attempts to hasten the hand of fate, unwittingly ushering in the downfall of them both.

First performed at the Citzens Theatre in Glasgow in 2017, the Citizens' Artistic Director Dominic Hill's brutal and intense production tells the Bard's famous story in a powerfully concentrated 70 minutes.

Date: 27 Oct 2018
Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

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: £0.00 to £22.50

November 2018

Timeless Theatre Productions presents

Rolling Back The Years


THE ULTIMATE FEEL GOOD SHOW

Come and join the cast of Rolling Back The Years as they take you on a roller coaster ride of music, dance and laughter through the 1950s, 60s, 70s and more.

One of the biggest shows of it’s kind in the UK, this spectacular show is starring West End and International vocalists supported by the stunning Timeless Showgirls. Beautifully costumed and choreographed for each decade, add to that a touch of comedy, fabulous harmonies and over 160 dazzling costumes. This high energy show is one not to be missed!

Prepare yourself for classic hits from Neil Sedaka, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Jersey Boys, Elvis Presley, Showaddywaddy and many more…

’Rolling Back the Years’ is guaranteed to have audiences singing along.

From the producers of ‘All Our Yesterdays’ ‘Memory Lane’ and ‘Memories are Made of This’ Timeless Theatre Productions pride themselves in bringing you the Ultimate feel good show!

THE ULTIMATE FEEL GOOD SHOW

Come and join the cast of ‘Rolling Back The Years’ as they take you on a roller coaster ride of mu-sic, dance and laughter through the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and more.

One of the biggest shows of it’s kind in the UK.

This spectacular show is starring West End and International vocalists supported by the stunning Timeless Showgirls. Beautifully costumed and choreographed for each decade, add to that a touch of comedy, fabulous harmonies and over 160 dazzling costumes. This high energy show is one not to be missed!

Prepare yourself for classic hits from Neil Sedaka, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Jersey Boys, Elvis Presley, Showaddywaddy and many more…

’Rolling Back the Years’ is guaranteed to have audiences singing along.

From the producers of ‘All Our Yesterdays’ ‘Memory Lane’ and ‘Memories are Made of This’ Timeless Theatre Productions pride themselves in bringing you the ultimate feel good show!

Date: 1 Nov 2018
Prices: £15.00 to £17.00

Coppelia
Category: Classical

Alba Ballet presents

Coppelia




Alba Ballet is returning to The Beacon with their latest production of the popular Classical Ballet – Coppélia.

Following on from previous productions of The Nutcracker in 2014 and Cinderella in 2016, Coppélia is poised to be Alba Ballets biggest production to date.

Coppélia is a light heated ballet. Franz a village youth becomes infatuated with a life size dancing doll created by Dr. Coppélius, upsetting his true heart’s desire Swanhilda. Alba Ballet will create the story which eventually sees Swanhilda show Franz the folly of his ways and saving him from an untimely end at the hands of Dr. Coppélius.

Coppélia is suitable for all ages and is a must see for all Classical Ballet followers.



Date: 2 Nov - 3 Nov 2018
Prices: £12.00 to £14.00

Primavoce presents

Love, Death & Destiny


The iconic music of Puccini’s Tosca and Verdi’s Otello and Aida in a dramatic, innovative production to satisfy opera lovers and audiences new to opera. From the team that brought the sell out sensation, Tosca – The Henchman’s Tale.

An International Cast : Soprano Christina Dunwoodie, Dramatic Tenor William Turner and Music Director Julia Strehle-Lynch

Date: 2 Nov - 3 Nov 2018
Prices: £13.00 to £15.00

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

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

Decline
Category: Dance

Decline

Decline is dynamic relationship instantly and continuously transforming, told through the bodies of three distinct performers. This collaboration is a meditation on things that draw us together and those that fall away using the distinct voices of dance and live music with collaborative lighting by Sam Burnley.

Date: 9 Nov 2018
Prices: £5.00 to £7.50

Rob Adams presents

Remembering Blossom Dearie



Acclaimed London-based singer Zoe Francis and her great trio led by multi award-winning guitar legend Jim Mullen revisit the repertoire of legendary American singer-pianist Blossom Dearie. Expect smart, stylish iconic songs including Peel me a Grape, I'm Hip and My Attorney Bernie delivered with clarity, wit and swinging, bluesy accompaniment.

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

Robert Temple: The Hypnotist - LIVE & OUTRAGEOUS!



*Not for the easily offended

Join leading hypnotist Robert Temple on a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud and hysterical ride to the centre of your imagination! This is YOUR chance to become the star of this unforgettable show.

Forget tired old pocket watches and people clucking like chickens – “The Hypnotist: Live & Outrageous” is a cutting-edge, thrilling show featuring incredible hypnosis and never before seen side splitting sketches… which are guaranteed to tickle the very naughtiest parts of your mind.

Whether you want to take part or just laugh at the people who do – this WILL be one of the funniest shows you’ll see this year… so don’t miss out.”

Written by Robert Temple & Kennedy. Directed by Kennedy.

Date: 21 Nov 2018
Prices: £18.00 to £20.00

Entertainers Show Providers Ltd

Magic of Motown


Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it's no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history.

Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.

With timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more.

This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain,Signed Sealed Delivered, Dancing In The Streets, My Cherie Amor, Heatwave and many more.

Date: 22 Nov 2018
Prices: £25.00 to £27.00

DH Promotions presents

Gary Faulds Live


Due to phenomenal demand, Gary Faulds’ 2018 tour is being extended! It’s been an incredible five years for Gary selling out shows all over the country and getting amazing hits on his Facebook Live videos.

Listen, enough sales jargon, it’s Gary here. I am currently hungover and trying to make masel sound amazing, but really I am one fart away from a nappy!

Please buy tickets so I can sell this out and send my family to Craig Tara while I take a cruise.

I look forward to sharing an incredible night with you all at the Beacon!

Date: 23 Nov 2018
Prices: £14.00 to £15.00

Breabach
Category: Music

Active Events presents

Breabach


Voted ‘Best Live Act 2013’ & ‘Best Folk Band 2012’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards and twice nominated ‘Best Band’ at the 2011 & 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; Scottish five-piece Breabach deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and influential bands.

The last two highly successful years have seen the band traverse the globe with notable performances at the Sydney Opera House, New Zealand’s Womad Festival, Central Park NY, Vancouver Folk Music Festival as well as tours in Canada, Asia, the Middle East, Europe & the UK. In summer 2014 the band presented the ground breaking, cross cultural collaboration ‘Boomerang’ (a celebration of Aboriginal Australian, Maori and Scottish indigenous culture) at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games to critical acclaim.

Breabach unite the talent of Calum MacCrimmon (pipes/whistles/bouzouki/vocals), Ewan Robertson (guitar/ vocals), James Mackenzie (pipes/flute/whistles), Megan Henderson (fiddle/vocals/stepdance) and James Lindsay (double bass). From launching their career as winners of the Open Stage Award at Celtic Connections in 2005 the band have moved from strength to strength with the release of fourth album Ùrlar (Songlines Top of the World February 2014). 2015 sees work begin on new record Astar (due for release early 2016), expect to hear previews from this at the upcoming shows.

Breabach reviews
“Breabach once again displayed all the artfulness, ambition and imagination that set them so decisively apart from the pack.”
Scotsman
“Tempos are often exhilarating, & the ensemble interplay is fiery. The colours & textures are beautifully layered but spaciously uncluttered lending the Breabach sound a depth & definition that only strengthens its impact.”
Songlines

Date: 25 Nov 2018
Prices: £0.00 to £14.00

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

A Way With Media Productions presents

Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much


Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening in Greenock!

In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever.

Francis is a true member of British Rock Royalty. He sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985, survived the obligatory rock’n’roll brush with alcohol and drugs, was awarded an OBE in 2010 and has a BRIT for his Outstanding Contribution to Music. His band has sold more than 120 million records globally.

Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out.
Rossi will be joined on stage by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.

Tickets are available are £25 (Standard + Booking Fees) and £32.50 (VIP + Plus Booking Fees)

VIPs tickets include seats for the Front Rows (A-D), an exclusive VIP lanyard and photograph.

Date: 24 Mar 2019
Prices: £22.00 to £32.50

April 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: 25 Apr 2019
Prices: £23.00 to £24.00