Whats On at the Macphail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Please note some dates and performances may be subject to change

  

ALY BAIN & PHIL CUNNINGHAM   

20th SEPTEMBER

7:30PM

Tickets: £18/£16 conc.

What more can you say about these two stellar musicians, now embarking on their 31st year of working together. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music and have been described by Mike Russell as "probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next.

Image courtesy of Peter Vallance

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 Macphail Theatre

Tuesday 2nd October

7:30PM

Tickets: £12, £5(Under 26) available from Macphail Centre or online

https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/opera-highlights-the-macphail-centre-tickets/8474855?pl=scottishopera

 

This Autumn, four brilliant singers and a pianist bring an engaging, live opera playlist to 17 venues across Scotland. Join them as they press 'play' on some of opera's greatest hits, as well as some lesser-known gems. 

Director Daisy Evans takes you on an emotional musical voyage with a programme that includes favourites from Mozart's The Magic Flute and Donizetti's L'Elisir d'amore, and a new work from Scottish Opera Composer in Residence, Samuel Bordoli. Through music and song, the four singers weave together a tale of one person's discovery of the profound power, emotion and drama of opera. There's something for everyone from seasoned fans to opera first timers, Opera Highlights promises a night of entertainment, laughter and good company.

 

 

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BBC WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER 

Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life

October 12th, Macphail Theatre 

7:30PM

Tickets £15

 

'Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug Allan’ - Sir David Attenborough

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for an evening of behind the scenes stories for all the family, with highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on Earth. Find out if snow leopards or leopard seals are the most scary; discover how to get close to the biggest fish in the sea and whether your eyeballs freeze at minus 50.

Born in Fife, Doug Allan spent seven years in Antarctica as a Scientist, research diver and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, before changing direction to full time freelance filming in 1983. 

Since then he has become one of the world’s best known and respected cameramen, specialising in natural history, expeditions and science documentaries. In his 35 year filming career, he's worked for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and many others, filming for series including The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Human Planet, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants, Operation Iceberg, Wild Cameramen at Work, and Brian Cox’s Forces of Nature.


This new presentation traces Doug’s personal journey as he discusses how he’s seen pollution and climate change affect the natural world. 

Copies of Doug’s book Freeze Frame will be on sale, as well as his colour prints of polar bears, penguins and seals.

www.dougallan.com  

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Suitable for all ages 

Running Times: 2 hours (inc 20 min interval and audience Q+A.) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=42&v=2YKXUoBVAPY         -          

 

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SCOTT GIBSON 

26th OCTOBER

7:30PM

£10/£8

Award-winning comic Scott Gibson was just 16 when he first tasted freedom and set off on a voyage of self-discovery. His destination? Kavos, of course. Where else?

Delivered in his breathlessly inimitable style, Gibson takes you on an epic odyssey that charts the choppy waters of youth. A blisteringly funny hour on the escapism and hedonism that travel promises, this is a story about friendship, love, pool parties, travel insurance and the Greek third-choice goalie.

Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2016.

“A big, bold, belter… riotously funny” «««« The Herald

“You’ll be howling throughout his set… gut-bustingly funny” ««««« Broadway Baby

Image by: Steve Ullathorne

https://www.seetickets.com/event/scott-gibson-anywhere-but-here/macphail-centre/1247898 

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Ray Bradshaw

23rd November

7:30PM

£10/£8

 

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1 in 6 people suffer from hearing loss.

2 of those people are Ray’s parents.

Full of hilarious, revealing tales about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam presents a very first for comedy, as each show will be performed by Ray simultaneously in both spoken English and British Sign Language – which just so happens to be Ray’s first language.

Two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist Bradshaw debuted Deaf Comedy Fam at Glasgow International Comedy Festival before moving to the Edinburgh Fringe for a critically acclaimed, sold out run – don’t miss the first ever comedy set to be spoken and signed by the comic themselves!

Adelaide Fringe Weekly Innovation Award 2018.

'Has a clear comedy gift' ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

 

‘Captivating, funny and sharply executed’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

 

https://www.seetickets.com/event/ray-bradshaw-deaf-comedy-fam/macphail-centre/1247911

Deaf Comedy Fam takes stand-up comedy into a new realm’ ★★★★★ Short Com

 

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