Spring season at Macrobert theatre

'Three Little Pigs' comes to Stirling's Macrobert in March
'Three Little Pigs' comes to Stirling's Macrobert in March

The macrobert’s pre-spring schedule will have young and old jumping at the chance to see top quality live entertainment over the coming weeks.

Stirling’s sublime arts venue features everything from a familiar fairytale to a particularly risqué comedy and a ton of fun in between.

Sock Puppets'Socks Space

Sock Puppets'Socks Space

Culture vultures will have ballet, poetry and even a play what Ibsen wrote, while mass entertainment junkies can munch on Fringe comedy capers featuring sock puppets in space.

Kicking off today (Thursday) The Reduced Shakespeare Company bring their “irreverent roller coaster ride” of a production ‘The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)’ to the Mac. By the end you’ll be asking them to play it again psalm.

Youngsters can enjoy the magical simplicity of ‘Blown Away’ on Saturday.

A new show specifically created for three to six-year-olds, it tells the tale of a small boy whisked away on an unforgettable journey with a little girl who calls herself the wind.

Sunday brings ‘Wash’ with Anna and Monkey discovering a world of water and bubbles in a gentle adventure created for six to 36-month-olds.

Fringe favourites and tight knit performers The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre bring their Sci-Fi-themed songs, sketches and basic “socks and violence” approach to the venue on Wednesday, February 19. Just don’t forget it’s strictly for over-12s.

Some of Scotland’s best young dance groups step out on stage on the weekend of February 22 and 23 for the Y Dance Routes evenings while acclaimed author Janice Galloway brings a more sedate pace with an informal look back at her 23-year literary career on Tuesday, February 25.

The high brow fun continues with Icarus Theatre Collective’s production of Ibsen’s ‘Hedda Gabler’ on Thursday, February 27.

The first weekend in March brings more action in the form of the Dance Connection World Tour when 350 dancers show off their skills in tap, ballet, modern and street styles.

Macrobert marks World Book Day with a Royal Society of Literature evening in the company of award-winning poets Don Paterson and Paul Farley on Sunday, March 6.

More dance excitement hits the stage from March 13 to 16 with Monument Dance Centre’s ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ showcasing dazzling costumes, fantastic choreography and stunning performances while raising funds for charities MPAS and The Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund.

Things get steamy on Wednesday, March 19, when Random Accomplice and Birds of Paradise Theatre unleash writer Johnny McKnight’s ribald comedy ‘Wendy Hoose’ on an unsuspecting audience. Think Robin Askwith’s series of “confessional” films in the 1970s and you won’t be far off. Well loved by audiences as macbob’s favourite panto dame, Johnny’s new show promises to be less family friendly, but just as entertaining.

It’s adventure time on Saturday, March 22, when Ailie Cohen and Lewis Hetherington present ‘The Secret Lives of Suitcases’ featuring a lad called Larry, who has his world turned upside down.

As spring begins to bloom, the ageless fairytale fable of the ‘Three Little Pigs’ is brought bounding and leaping to life by the Northern Ballet company on Monday, March 31. It’s a perfect introduction to the beautiful world of ballet for children.

Visit www.macrobert.org for tickets and full details.