Falkirk folk will still be able to see Macrobert's Christmas magic performance

Stirling’s Macrobert Arts Centre will be providing a live filmed performance of The Magic of Christmas people in Falkirk can enjoy without breaching COVID-19 restrictions.

Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 2:39 pm

The new Pitlochry Festival Theatre production – which is being filmed in Stirling and Pitlochry – will be screened between December 11 and December 21.

Current COVID-19 restrictions – which forbid travel between different council areas and live performances – would normally have meant producers would miss out on a wider audience attendance and Falkirk residents young and old would not have an opportunity to enjoy this slice of festive cheer.

However, to comply with the latest restrictions, The Magic of Christmas is being filmed as a live performance which all the family can enjoy in the warmth and safety of their own homes – be they in a level four area or level three location.

Thee Magic of Christmas will be broadcast from Stirling's Macrobert

Macrobert artistic director Julie Ellen said: “As well as being wonderful performance makers, our friends at Pitlochry Festival Theatre are custodians of the Explorers Garden Visitor Attraction, a unique spot where The Magic of Christmas can be summoned up this year.

“Sharing experiences with the people we share our lives with is truly precious, especially during the Festive Season. COVID-19 level restrictions mean we can’t have live performances at Macrobert Arts Centre in 2020 so it is absolutely brilliant there will be a unique Stirling Stella edition of this fabulous festive adventure, in a big screen experience exclusive to Macrobert.

“We are really appreciative of the generosity of spirit and creative imagination this partnership embodies and we are especially glad to be able to share The Magic of Christmas with Forth Valley families.”

The Magic of Christmas is written and filmed by award-winning filmmaker Russell Beard and Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director Elizabeth Newman. The film will feature sound design by Ben Occhipinti, music by Barbara Hockaday and lighting designed by Jeanine Byrne.

We might not be able to visit the Macrobert this festive season but the arts centre has ensured the Magic of Christmas will come to us

The film will be available on Video on Demand from Pitlochry Festival Theatre at www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com and people can also visit www.macrobertartscentre.org for more information on how to have a direct link to the film e-mailed to you.