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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Jul04

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Written by Charles Dickens Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens’ unforgettable story of love, family and friendship, set in the depths of Victorian England. From the haunting marshlands of Kent, to the bustling streets of Victorian London, this epic tale follows the fortunes...

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Jul11

THE WIND IN THE WILL...

Written by Kenneth Grahame CHAPTERHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY Join Badger, Mole, Ratty and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot, rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades. With the bumptious Toad’s heart set on a shiny new motorcar and...

MURDER MYSTERY – MOMENTO MORI Jul22

MURDER MYSTERY ̵...

Sonic Boom Theatre Company In the Victorian era death was serious business… but when the daughter of a serious business women is found dead in a mort safe and her suitors are the suspects it can only mean trouble. Particularly when the poor deceased girl has a note in her hand that reads...

A PANTO, A PIE, & A PINT – PUNocchio Jul27

A PANTO, A PIE, ...

Written by Gary McNair, Music by Dave Anderson For hundreds of years Pinocchio has been the liar. That’s just been his thing. He thought it made him cool. But now, in 2017 he’s realised that lying is nothing special, everybody’s at it- politicians, bankers, news reporters. The games up. So...


MURDER MYSTERY – AT LEAST FIVE WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST Aug29


MURDER MYSTERY R...

Sonic Boom Theatre Company Yeehaw!  Howdy pardners! Welcome to our sleepy town in the wild west… well, it’s usually sleepy. The Sheriff keeps things under control. Unfortunately the sheriff has just been found dead… and without him watching over the town anyone could ride in from the desert…...

THE PRICE OF A FISH SUPPER Sep06

THE PRICE OF A FISH ...

by Catherine Czerkawska, performed by Ken O’Hara Originally staged by the award-winning ‘A Play, A Pie & A Pint’ team, ‘The Price of a Fish Supper’ is the sharply unsentimental story of a washed up ex-fisherman with an alcohol problem. Set somewhere on the Ayrshire coast, the play...

PERFECT DAYS Sep13

PERFECT DAYS

WRITTEN BY LIZ LOCHHEAD AYR FORT PLAYERS Barbs Marshall is a celebrity hairdresser in Glasgow. She is successful and well off, but she is 39 years old and almost deafened by the ticking of her biological clock. To make matters worse, her mother is a nag, her best friend is holding out on her,...

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Sep16

A STREETCAR NAMED DE...

RAPTURE THEATRE COMPANY Immortalised in the Oscar-winning film starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, the acclaimed Rapture Theatre, presents a sultry new production of an iconic theatrical classic. Fading southern rose: Blanche DuBois, seeks solace with Stella, her sister, after her world...

THE STEAMIE Sep26

THE STEAMIE

Written and directed by Tony Roper Come and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Scotland’s most loved play! It’s Hogmanay in a Glasgow washhouse, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells. Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through...