Whats On at the Macphail






 Please note some dates and performances may be subject to change








Ticket prices: £8/£6

John Shedden and Finlay McLean (plus skeleton!) perform a series of weird and wonderful sketches, so wacky and off-the -wall, they will boggle your mind!  You'll meet a variety of hilarious characters from the land of the living (and the dead).  Judge the Judge, be starstruck by the Astronomer, eavesdrop on the Prime Minister and the President;  witness two extraordinary interviews as Hamlet and Shylock return - to rewrite their stories! 



Saturday 23rd February

Macphail Theatre


£10/£8 conc.



THE UNWANTED is a comedy dance theatre show.

With comedy songs specially written by Mark Franks of The Overtones, and with lots of audience dancing and karaoke, this comedy dance theatre show is for all kinds of spaces, and with minimal tech. It makes a brilliant night out!





Saturday 27th April 


£10/£8 conc.


Set partly on the barren ice floes of the Arctic and partly in the stultifying drawing room of Lady Jane Franklin, Unspotted Snow is a “ripping yarn” - a bold and adventurous tale of tragedy, mishap, folly, arrogance, madness and betrayal, Victorian heroism … and ruthless news management.

Come along with Mull Theatre to explore and discover the hazy, crazy half-truths, rumours and scandals which besmirched the unspotted snow of the great white north.




TICKETS £21.50


Friday 21 June 2019 


Macphail Centre, Ullapool

Tickets £18 & £15 conc

On sale now from Macphail Centre

'A Theatr Mwldan Production'.

This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship.

Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for extraordinary performances. Following the huge success of their debut release, their long-awaited second album 'SOAR' released in April 2018. The album takes flight on the wings of the osprey, the magnificent bird of prey recently returned to Wales after centuries of absence, which makes its annual 3,000-mile migration from the coasts of West Africa to the estuaries of Wales, soaring like music and dreams over man-made borders, on its innate and epic journey of endurance. 

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Entrancing, mesmeric, intricate and ethereal, this is remarkable music and a thrilling live experience.

"an emotional demonstration of how two virtuoso musicians triumphantly bring different cultures together"
5* Robin Denselow, The Guardian

" ... SOAR is about as near to perfection as is possible."
5*, Dave Haslam, RnR Magazine

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“You could listen to this 1,000 times and still find something new”

4* David Hutcheon, MOJO August edition


'...worth every moment of the wait - a truly inspired second act from the duo'

Keith Ames, lead review in summer edition of the Musicians Union Magazine


"an emotional demonstration of how two virtuoso musicians triumphantly bring different cultures together"

5* Robin Denselow, The Guardian (Live review, Union Chapel, 12 May)


Macphail Centre, Mill Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UN, 01854 613336. macphailcentre@highlifehighland.com

The Macphail Centre is overseen by the Macphail management committee and

receives support from High Life Highland and Creative Scotland



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