Whats On at the Macphail





Please note some dates and performances may be subject to change








The Isle of Love is a new theatre production by Right Lines Productions.

The content of the play addresses the beauty and restorative qualities of island life and also explores the reasons people choose to visit, to remain, to depart and to return.  The Isle of Love is a bittersweet tale of love, loss, recovery and discovery infused with the quirky lyrical genius of Adam Ross’ music. 



 Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management proudly presents


Danny Bhoy

Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together


Friday 8th June

Macphail Theatre, Ullapool

Door open 7PM show starts 7:30PM

Age 14+

Tickets £17.50 available from the Macphail Centre or on Ticketmaster from Friday 6th @ 10AM

Licensed pre show and interval bar


Danny Bhoy takes his brand new show on a tour of selected Scottish theatres this summer. Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational story telling.

He creates a remarkable intimacy with his audience. A must see.” The Age, Australia

His routines have the mark of those which are quoted from for years to come.” The Herald, UK

This is a show you could see time and time again. Exceptional.” The Sunday Mail, Australia

Dannybhoy.com                                                                                                                          @Officialbhoy




POP UP OPERA  ROADSHOW (Scottish Opera) 

Friday15th JUNE 

Public performance 6PM

Macphail Centre Car Park

Tickets £3/£2 

Pop-up Opera is back on the road in 2018. Shows for audiences of all ages are brought to life by a storyteller, singers, musicians and a series of colourful illustrations.  Each 25 minute show is performed in a specially-adapted, fully-accessible trailer, touring festivals, events and venues around Scotland.  

Public performance in Ullapool will be:

A LITTLE BIT OF HMS PINAFORE Gilbert & Sullivan arr. Derek Clark

Aboard the ship HMS Pinafore, Josephine, the captain's daughter, is in love with one of the crew. Her father definitely doesn't approve.  Overturning social order and parental wishes alike, the couple plans to elope.  But a surprise confession soon leaves everything in doubt.......











Based on a Greentrax double album of WW1 songs, "Far, Far From Ypres", Ian McCalman wrote the script, linking the album's songs, and transferring the story to "the stage", where the audience follows a young Scot's terrifying journey to the Ypres trenches and back. His triumphs and disasters are illustrated, musically, by 35 recruiting, training, marching, trench, Music Hall songs and poems of the time. This highly acclaimed production filled the Glasgow Concert Hall, receiving a prolonged standing ovation, and described by the Festival Director as “brilliant”. Since then it has gone from strength to strength. The production shows large screen projection of photographs and images, throughout, and features a cast of 26 “folk singing stars”, including Barbara Dickson, Siobhan Miller, Dick Gaughan, Sangsters, Ian Bruce, Gary West and Ian McCalman, singing the songs of WW1, superbly linked by narrator, Iain Anderson. N.B. Possible cast changes for some shows.

"Powerfully reminds us of the horrors of war and the individuals and communities touched by it". (STV).




SIXFOLD (Elisabeth Schilling/Dancer)               -                  16th SEPTEMBER






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



SCOTTISH OPERA                                -                             2nd OCTOBER





Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life

October 12th at Macphail Theatre 

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.



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         -          








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



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