There is plenty to look forward to in the New Year at Falkirk Town Hall.
The venue has unveiled its programme for 2013, offering a great mix of music, drama and magic.
For music lovers, two of the greatest tribute acts in the world will take to the FTH stage next year.
On March 14 MacFloyd will mark 40 years since the release of ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ with a gig.
The band travel around the world, playing to sell-out audiences, and for this special performance, will play ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ in its entirety with psychedelic lights, lasers and special effects to recreate the experience of a Pink Floyd gig. Well-loved tracks including ‘Money’ and ‘Time’ from the album will be played as well as tracks from other albums, including ‘The Wall’ and ‘Wish You Were Here’.
On April 4, From the Jam, featuring original The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton, will play.
The mod rockers were the sound of 1970s Britain, with hits including ‘News of the World’, ‘Going Underground’ and ‘That’s Entertainment’ and during their career had seven successful albums.
From the Jam features Bruce along with Mark Brzezicki from Big Country and Russell Hastings and the band have played countless huge venues since getting together in 2007. Support comes from Denny singer/songwriter David Bateman.
Keeping the mod theme going, the ‘My Generation’ club night, hosted by Falkirk Steeple Scooter Club returns to FTH on Friday, March 8. DJ Liam McIntyre will be spinning the decks with his huge collection of 1960s records and getting into the spirit with retro dressing is actively encouraged.
Theatre fans are also well catered for with the 2013 programme. On February 21, Shakespeare’s beloved comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ will be brought to life by the Sell a Door Theatre Company using music, magic and madness.
For an alternative theatre experience, The Circus of Horrors returns to FTH with their latest show ‘The Curse of the Devil Doll’ on March 15. The weirdest circus in the world features contortionists, daredevils and plenty of strange sorts and isn’t recommended for the squeamish.
Aberdeen magicians Barry and Stuart bring their newest production ‘Show and Tell’ to Falkirk. The duo, who are regulars on popular BBC1 show ‘The Magicians’, carry out mind-boggling tricks and will then explain to the audience how they did it. The show will be at FTH on March 23 and is a must for all budding magic-ians or the simply nosey.
Concluding the spring line-up at the venue is Hardeep Singh Kholi who brings his ‘Indian Takeaway’ show to the town on April 5.
The ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ finalist will order an Indian takeaway from a local eatery of the audience’s choice and while waiting for it to be delivered, cook his own curry before the takeaway arrives.
The Scottish Indian broadcaster will share anecdotes and jokes while he cooks, with some lucky audience members getting to sample his dishes. Book early for a good seat and a chance to sample Hardeep’s cooking.
To book tickets for any show, call the Steeple Box Office on (01324) 506850 or pop into the box office in Falkirk High Street. Visit www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org for start times and further information.