CATSTRAND YOUTH PLAYERS: PANTOMIME

FRI 6TH DECEMBER, SAT 7TH DECEMBER 7.30PM

SUN 8TH DECEMBER 3PM  | £6/ £4 U25S 

Beau Jest by Paul Reakes

Our favourite panto author’s latest offering is certainly a script with a difference, loosely based (as the spelling would suggest) on the famous story, it is a thrilling adventure yarn with plenty of laughter and interesting
characters along the way.

When Timmy Trundle is wrongly accused of stealing from Mr. Sweet’s factory, he runs away with his hapless brother Toby to join the Foreign Legion. They are pursued by their distraught mum, Trudy Trundle and Timmy’s girlfriend Honey who have rumbled the real culprit, Silas Slimy.


When Timmy Trundle is wrongly accused of stealing from Mr. Sweet’s factory, he runs away with his hapless brother Toby to join the Foreign Legion. They are pursued by their distraught mum, Trudy Trundle and Timmy’s girlfriend Honey who have rumbled the real culprit, Silas Slimy. Under the blazing sun they have many amazing adventures and encounter lots of colourful characters including Sgt. Scar and Capt. Dubonnet of the Foreign Legion, Seymour Tombs a potty professor, his daughter Tabitha and the villainous robber chief, Bac-Ali.

According to the professor the lost city is supposed to contain a hugely valuable treasure, but if this is this the case, could it be the key to a happy ending and if so will
they be able to keep it out of the clutches
of Silas and Sergeant Scar?

Come along and find out

UKULELE CHRISTMAS PARTY

TUESDAY 10TH DECEMBER |   7.30PM   | FREE

Come and join us for a live performance of 40s, 50s, and 60s tunes and some classic Christmas songs with the CatStrand Ukuleles.

 

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine Or soft drink from the bar and a sing-along with friends.

Transport to and from the venue is available on request.

Dalry Film Club: The Green Book (12A)

WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER |   7.30PM   | £5

SUGAR REVUE BURLESQUE  (18+)

FRI 13TH DECEMBER |   7.30pm   |  £14/ £4 u25s

The Sugar Revue Burlesque and Variety Show returns with their new line up of the glittering best of the Scottish Burlesque Scene. Another fun-packed stocking filler
of a Christmas show after last year’s near sell-out!

 

Featuring a different show to last year with some familiar performing faces and some fantastic new ones, all
with fabulous new festive performances for you to enjoy. Acts include Burlesque striptease, Comedy Music, exciting Magic, unique Variety performance (and
of course the Raffle of Rubbish), all hosted by Scotland’s favourite Vaudevillains: The Creative Martyrs!

 

So get your gladrags on and come join the Cabaret!

GREAT COMPOSERS: IN SEARCH OF BEETHOVEN

TUE 17TH DECEMBER |  7,30pm   | £7/ £4 U25S

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday.
Run time: 138mins

From the producers of Exhibition on Screen. 


In Search of Beethoven delves beyond the image of the tortured, bad-tempered, unhinged personality, to reveal someone quite different and far more interesting.
Bringing together the world’s leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into this legendary composer.

 

The film has been called the best film ever made on Beethoven.

 

Doors, tea & cake from 7pm.

Mahershala Ali stars as a jazz musician who confronts the racism of his driver, played by
Viggo Mortensen, in a good-hearted, reallife story in the 1960s American South.

The film won the Best Picture Oscar in 2019.

DEAN OWENS & THE SOUTHERNERS

SAT 14TH DECEMBER |  7.30pm   | £12/£4 U25s

Award winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens is widely hailed as one of UK’s finest troubadours, with fans including Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and BBC legend “Whispering” Bob Harris.

2019 has been an exciting year for Owens - winning UK Song of the Year at the Americana Music Association UK Awards (for the title track of his most recent, widely acclaimed album Southern Wind), and knocking up over 20,000 miles on the road, on US and UK tours. He’s delighted to be winding it up with a tour with his new power trio, The Southerners – aka the formidable talents of award winning multi - instrumentalist Tom Collison on keys and bass guitar (sometimes both at the same time) and guitar maestro Jim Maving on electric, delta slide and mandolin. Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skilfully crafted songs and earworm inducing melodies,
Dean’s music conjures the wild romanticism of the open road, distilling the Scottish and Americana into a unique blend of celtic spirit, country soul.

The unfettered enthusiasm of a rock n roller coupled with the sympathetic delivery of the best of folk’s storytellers. A Dean Owens gig isn’t just about the songs though. Dean is also a witty raconteur, with
anecdotes about his travels and the songs – from an 8 album solo career, and his days with Scotland’s original Americana/alt country/cowpunk band, the Felsons - peppered throughout his set.

 

His performance takes his audience from tears to laughter to rocking
out, in the course of just a few songs.

CAIRN CHORUS:

THE CONVERSATIONS OF SHEEP 

SAT 21ST DECEMBER |   2PM  |  £10/ £4 U25

CROSSMICHAEL PARISH CHURCH

A Wee Book House + event as part of Crossmichael’s new live arts programme, supported by CatStrand.

The concert will be followed by complimentary teas and mince pies in the church hall, with thanks to the congregation of Crossmichael, Parton & Balmaghee.

Cairn Chorus, based over in Moniaive and under the direction of Kate Howard, are known for their quirky and imaginative programme of often very challenging
material.

The Christmas Concerts this year will be no exception and are based on the poems of Hugh McMillan and so will be guaranteed to include the occasional sheep song, or two, or three. His pamphlet, ‘Postcard from the Hedge’ and another, ‘Sheep penned’, along with many other successful works made him a worthy recipient of
several bursaries from the Scottish Arts Council and Creative Scotland. As a consequence Hugh’s poetry has been anthologised and broadcast widely and he has read in events and poetry festivals worldwide. Hugh will be present to read some of his poems along with choir
members.

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