Macrobert summer season is shaping up

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is coming to Macrobert
An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is coming to Macrobert

From the flamboyance of the Lady Boys of Bangkok to a classic Arthur Miller drama, there really is something for everyone in the Macrobert Centre’s new season.

The Stirling arts centre has just launched its latest brochure announcing an exciting and varied programme of live events as well as lots of opportunities to get involved.

The programme includes everything from Shakespeare with Bard in the Botanics’ ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ on July 5, to The Lady Boys of Bangkok’s new show ‘Beauties and the Beats’, which will be in town for three nights, on September 7, 8 and 9.

Another highlight is a new production of Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ on September 17 and 18, while up and coming comedian Jamie MacDonald is booked to appear on September 25.

‘An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show’ comes on October 4 and if dance is your thing, there’s also a one- day festival of modern moves and ferocious fun, when Pioneers of Performance arrive on September 26.

As usual, the arts centre has on offer a great selection of performances for children and young people. These include ‘Hup’ for ages 0 to 2 on May 10), ‘The Edibles’ on May 30 ) and ‘Shona Reppe’s Magic Sho’ on September 19.

‘Bear and Butterfly’ visit rom Theatre Hullabaloo on October 14 and Visible Fiction’s ‘Friends Electric’ comes on October 16).

There are still a couple of highlights in the spring programme, including tonight and tomorrow night’s new drama with Johnny McKnight – ‘And the Beat Goes On’.

There is also the annual Macrobert Gala Evening on May 23 – a champagne reception, followed by entertainment including the Edinburgh Quartet and All or Nothing Aerial Dance, the Kenyan Warriors.

GET INVOLVED

The programme of art, dance, drama and film classes and workshops on offer at Macrobert Arts Centre continues and details are available of summer opportunities for children and families.

Visit www.macrobert.org – or call 01786 466 666 to find out more .