DESCENT May09

DESCENT

By Linda Duncan McLaughlin, Director: Allie Butler Rob and Cathy look forward to reclaiming their lives now that daughter Nicola is grown-up;  but looming over them is a threat that could rip their future apart.  Descent explores what happens as they try to hold on to each other – and...

LA BOHEME – Heritage Opera May10

LA BOHEME – He...

Heritage Opera return to The Gaiety with Puccini’s best-loved opera, La Bohème which charts the love affair of Rodolfo, a writer, and Mimi, his neighbour, as they eke out a living on the breadline. Life is harsh, and they soon find that you need more than passion and love to survive....

BALLET CENTRAL  Presented by London Central School of Ballet May11

BALLET CENTRAL Prese...

Ballet Central’s diverse range of dance and theatre returns under the direction of its new artistic director Christopher Marney. See the company’s young and dynamic dancers on the cusp of their professional careers showcasing newly commissioned works and celebrated masterpieces featuring work...

DEREK RYAN May12

DEREK RYAN

Derek Ryan makes his highly anticipated return to The Gaiety for a performance of self-penned hits along with a sprinkling of country classics.  His show contains music featured on his studio albums including ‘God’s Plan’, ‘Life is a River’ and ‘Hold on to your Hat’. Derek’s rise to stardom...

HORSE MCDONALD IN ‘CAREFUL’ May13

HORSE MCDONALD IN ‘C...

Written by Lynn Ferguson and Directed by Maggie Kinloch There are times in life when you need to be careful: growing up gay in Lanark in the 70’s, when the reward is half a pack of fruit pastilles, when the lady on the train tells you about the doctor you should meet – these would be...

JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW May16

JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW

Johnny Cash Roadshow is the UK’s No1 Tribute to Johnny Cash and the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family. Fronted by respected singer-songwriter Clive John, this show recreates and captures the essence of Cash in an incredible musical rollercoaster from the 1950’s through to 2002. In a...

THE SEARCHERS May17

THE SEARCHERS

With record sales well in excess of 50milion, The Searchers remarkable career continues. Over five decades they have contributed massively in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry with classic hits including, ‘Sweets for My Sweet’; ‘Needles and Pins’; ‘Don’t...

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY EVENT: JESSICA LEARY AND GEOFFREY TANTI May18

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY EV...

A relaxing afternoon of live entertainment and free refreshments developed for people living with dementia, their carers and loved ones. Pianist Geoffrey Tanti returns to The Gaiety for his second Dementia Friendly concert, this time joined by soprano Jessica Leary. Both prize winners and...

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF May19

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRG...

By Edward Albee – Presented by Rapture Theatre Company A marathon night of drink, debauchery and duplicity develops after Martha and her husband George invite unsuspecting young couple, Nick and Honey, round for a nightcap. Drink flows, spiked with vicious humour, acerbic wit and...

THE TEMPERANCE SEVEN May20

THE TEMPERANCE SEVEN

Formed in the mid-fifties by a group of enthusiastic students from the Royal College of Art in London- The Temperance Seven have travelled the world unleashing their inimical style and chart-topping hits on audiences. Get set for a fabulous evening of 1920s-style jazz music – as Captain...

THE FUREYS May21

THE FUREYS

For nearly 40 years, Irish legends – The Fureys have been selling-out concerts worldwide. Join them for another great night of Irish music, songs and stories with timeless classics including ‘When You Were Sweet 16’, ‘I Will Love You’, ‘The Green Fields of France’, ‘The Old Man’, ‘Red Rose...

Murder Mystery – James Bond & The Futuristic Murderer May23

Murder Mystery ̵...

Join master spy James Bond on another legendary Murder Mystery at the Ayr Gaiety. There’s a body, a murder and a mystery to be solved… but what’s to be done when Bond himself is a suspect? That’s where you come in. Your sleuthing skills will be pushed to their very limit! Watch events unfold...

A PLAY, A PIE, & A PINT May25

A PLAY, A PIE, & A PINT

BUT THAT WAS THEN By Peter McDougall Produced by A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór, presented in association with Ayr Gaiety. A long time together couple; grew up together in marriage; grew together in marriage; matured into middle age together and are now aging together but, Marcia, believes, and is convinced, she is aging quicker than her husband James; and it can’t simply be put down to a changing world that leaves her unsure, unemployable, bemused and feeling stranded; and James seems not to notice…. but he does notice…. McDougall is an established writer with various awards, including a Prix Italia and a BAFTA life time...

SOUVENIR May27

SOUVENIR

Written by Victoria Bianchi in association with South Ayrshire Place Partnership. My mother used to take us down the front every Saturday. I’m no’ the same since she went, it’s the mother that holds everybody together. This new play, performed at Ayr Beachfront, explores the lives of women...

PETER PAN JR

FOREHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL Following the success of their previous productions – ‘Annie’, ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘High School Musical’, the young people of Forehill Primary School are delighted to bring their exciting production of Disney’s Peter Pan to the newly refurbished Gaiety. Book your...

THE OPERA BOYS – IN CONCERT Jun03

THE OPERA BOYS ̵...

Leading men from London’s West End combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a stunning blend of music ranging from Opera to Pop, and everything in between! For over five years, The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the world with their unique show combining...

BUCKETS – WRITTEN BY ADAM BARNARD Jun10

BUCKETS – WRITTEN BY...

Presented by Ayrshire College HND Acting & Performance Across thirty-three interconnected scenes – some just a few lines, others mini-plays in their own right – ‘Buckets’ swings through a kaleidoscopic world of sadness and happiness, illness and health, youth and experience, kissing and...

GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN – KAREN DOUGLAS DANCERS Jun14

GONE, BUT NOT FORGOT...

Karen Douglas Dancers return to The Gaiety to present their annual display performed by local children from aged 2 years to some of their fabulous adults and parents. Dancers will perform Freestyle, Modern, Tap, Acrobatics, Ballet, Baton, Cheer and Street & Shine routines to hit songs,...

DECADE – Alloway Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts Jun17

DECADE – Allow...

Massive congratulations to the Alloway Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts who are celebrating their 10th Anniversary with an amazing dance and theatre spectacular called ‘Decade’!!! This colourful sparkling vibrant extravaganza revisits some of the fantastic performances from the last 10 years...

BYE BYE BABY – A CELEBRATION OF FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS Jun18

BYE BYE BABY – A CEL...

Go back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. From their early beginning in the 1950s, when Frankie first joined the group, this show celebrates the greatest hits such as ‘Beggin’; ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’; ‘Walk Like A Man’; ‘Lets Hang On’;...