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 …

Paul Tinto to star in a new production of The Panopticon

The Panopticon – A National Theatre of Scotland Production  Written by Jenni Fagan, directed by Debbie Hannan The Panopticon is at Easterhouse Platform, Glasgow, 4th October, and then at The Traverse, Edinburgh, 11th – 19th October. Paul Tinto, who was born in Arran and grew up in Lamlash, told the Voice about his new play, …

A Play by Mamoru Iriguchi

Independent Arts Projects, with Arran Theatre and Arts Trust, presents Eaten by Mamoru Iriguchi Whiting Bay Hall Saturday 28th September at 2pm The award-winning performance artist, Mamoru Iriguchi, is back out on tour this autumn with Eaten, a show for children aged 6 yrs+ about food, eating and being eaten! Tickets are £5 from Arran …

Boarding the Bus to Success

Whiting Bay Music and Drama group take award winning play to East Kilbride By Alice Maxwell Inspired by winning three major prizes in the Arran 2019 Drama Competition, Whiting Bay Music and Drama club decided compete further afield this month. On the 9th May the cast – Alan Nichol, Andy McNamara, Val Waite, Bev and …

Company of Wolves theatre co brings Achilles to Arran

Company of Wolves presents Achilles On Saturday 4th May, at 7.30pm, in Brodick Hall. Tickets £12 (young people at school free) www.arranevents.com or on the door. Following a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, this heart-stopping solo, a fusion of storytelling, dance and song which re-imagines the Greek myth, heads out on tour across the UK. Created …