David Hayman in Time’s Plague

As part of a national tour, David Hayman returns to the role of Bob Cunninghame, in a first visit to Arran. For more about the show and how to get tickets, see below… Saturday 15th October, Whiting Bay Hall, 7pm David Hayman – Time’s Plague The following is based on an article from glasgowwestend.co.uk  Featured …

Street Theatre workshops and bursury opportunity

A Glasgow based street theatre company, SURGE are offering the exciting opportunity to take part in street theatre workshops and performances in Arran in August at Brodick Castle. SURGE runs projects to develop street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. They work with artists, performance companies and educators at all levels of experience, and …

Whiting Bay Drama Club plays in June

The Whiting Bay Club of Drama and Music will be presenting three one act plays in June. By Patrick Scott. The first play in the line-up is “Victoria Station”, a dramatic comedy by Harold Pinter, featuring a controller in a London cab office (played by David Simpkin) looking for a driver (Allan Nicol) to pick …

Aladdin comes to Whiting Bay Hall

The Whiting Bay club for drama and music present the long awaited Christmas panto Aladdin. Music is provided by The Arran Ceilidh Band. Come to the panto!!! It’s panto time in Whiting Bay Come along, enjoy the play Enter the genie loud and clear And Madam Twanky – a daft old dear Her son Aladdin, …

Treading the Boards Again

The welcome return of Whiting Bay Music and Drama group by Alice Maxwell. Featured image shows the actors in A Night of Nonsense. Tuesday evenings in August were a joyful experience in Whiting Bay, as the Music and Drama group reunited to perform six playlets, written by Chris and Jan Attkins. Billed as A Night of …

A review of the Arran Drama Festival

By Alice Maxwell. Featured image shows all the prizewinners. Image credit Mairi Simpson. Double Whammy as James goes off with a Bang This year’s Arran drama festival thrilled audiences with a wonderful mix of plays. James Smith was clearly the star of the festival, winning two cups, and starring in two award winning plays – …

Arran’s Paul Tinto takes the lead in a new production of Macbeth

Three witches on a heath have a disturbing prophecy for a victorious warrior. Macbeth will be king of Scotland. As this wicked seed is planted, daring Macbeth and his determined wife Lady Macbeth draw bloody daggers and set out on a fateful path. But seizing the crown comes at a terrible price, as guilt grows, …

Peter Pan – A Family Affair

By Alice Maxwell, panto first violinist and reviewer. This year’s Pantomime Peter Pan, produced by Lamlash Drama Club, was an instant success and drew audiences from all over the island. Complete with the usual ‘Oh no it isn’t, It’s behind you’ quips, the show had us howling with laughter, and left us hoarse from all …

Martin Ross to perform The Storm Bride

Storyteller and playwright Martin Ross is performing The Storm Bride      a modern fairy tale for an endangered planet Wednesday 4th December at Whiting Bay Hall, 7pm. A fundraising event for Eco Savvy. There will also be music from Druma Daiko This show takes strong elements of Scottish fairy and folk tale, yet situates …

A poetic invitation to this year’s Christmas panto!

Come to the Panto if you can And meet the dashing Peter Pan, The scheming fairy Tinkerbell And the Darling family as well Come to the Panto if you dare As Captain Hook is there to scare With hook for hand He threatens all in Neverland Come to the Panto – do not miss Nana …