Easter at macrobert

We know how difficult it can be to keep the kids entertained over the holidays so we have lots lined up to help you out…

Don’t Look Down! – A performance skills workshop on physical comedy, laughter and creativity. Led by Plutôt La Vie Artists, this workshop is about exploring and creating good comedy and clowning. It’s about a state of being open, curious, playful and relaxed, without fear of failure. Includes a ticket to a performance of By the Seat of Your Pants.

DAFT – a film workshop working with our film artist using professional equipment to film a range of creative content and interviews throughout the week.

We also have plenty going on in the treehouse creche for ages 6 weeks – 12 years old including puppet maing, face painting and Easter activities, more information on these events here.

Also during the Easter holidays there are plenty family films such as Yogi Bear, Gnomeo & Juliet and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader plus amazing family live performances of Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play, By The Seat Of Your Pants, Chouf Ouchouf and the Puppet Animation Festival… there really is no need for anyone to have nothing to do!

Please click the links above for more info and online booking. You can also download the Easter flyer here and well, I hope to see you very soon at macrobert 🙂

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Merry Christmas from macrobert…

From all at macrobert, we wish you a Very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!

Don’t forget Snow White of the Seven De’Wharffs runs until the 5 January and Mr Snow until 31 December , so get yourselves along and enjoy the Christmas festivities with macrobert.

For the new year, we have plenty of choice for you along with some lovely offers. From comedy and theatre to music, circus and
physical theatre, macrobert has it all next season.
Remember you can buy gift vouchers which would make the perfect Christmas present, just call our box office on 01786 466666 for more information.

January and February cinema is now online and ready to book, have a look here to see what’s coming in the new year.

Most importantly have an awesome Christmas and we hope that Santa is very generous!

Visit us soon,

macrobert x

Once upon a time….

Once upon a time,  Scotland came to a stand still because of the white fluffy stuff we call snow. This caused many a problem and people struggled to get to and from work, Ewan macrobert’s drama artist fell victim to this. Only he didn’t sit around and feel sorry for himself, he put on his creative head and wrote a song for all of us who could make it work to cheer us up. Along to the tune of Fairytale of New York by the Pogues, it goes like this….

Snowytale of macrobert

Stirling’s caked in snow,
So is Glasgow,
Dundee, Edinburgh and Fife…
And at the macbobby
Where Wallace once cried free,
The Airthrey Snowmen rise to stop us working.
They bust the ruddy pipes
Turned roads to sheets of ice
And freed kids from school
Left the teachers to freeze.
Now Panto’s cancelled
And the dame is greeting
As Snowmen wear her costumes
And the office resembles an igloo

But the staff at macbobby
They don’t give up easy
They’ve kicked up the thermo
It’s no place for the cold.
Tech’s fight the Snowmunsters with their bare-fisted knuckles They’ve promised that Panto will continue to show.
And the handsome and the pretty
Dame of Stirling city, when the Panto has finished They yelled out for more.
The young cast were swinging, the actors were singing Tech’s drink in a corner Then danced through the night

And the guys from the MYDC dance ‘til the Snowmen sweat and melt macbobby will never close, That’s them telt.

They’re cold and they’re icy
Sly, dodgy and dicey
Lying there waiting for feet to slip-slide Deranged and mutated Killers and monsters Happy Christmas your white arses, we pray it’s your last

And the guys from the MYDC dance ‘til the Snowmen sweat and melt macbobby will never close, That’s them telt.

Now all there’s left to say,
If snowmen come to stay
With you in your wee town
Is call macbobby.
Staff will fight the cause
Young ‘uns will heat their paws
Can’t make it out alone
We’ve built our shows around you.

And the guys from the MYDC dance ‘til the Snowmen sweat and melt macbobby will never close, that’s them telt.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas one and all! 🙂

What a festive treat….

Even with all this terrible weather, macrobert is open for business as usual despite the current weather conditions,  all shows and screenings are scheduled to take place. The roads on the university campus are cleared on a regular basis, but please check public transport schedules and road conditions prior to your travel. However, we don’t have the expertise to risk assess customer’s journey to macrobert, so please make sure to assess the weather situation ahead of your journey and give yourself plenty of time.

It is absolutely beautiful over here, just take a look at these photos! What’s even better is that you could stick on your wellies, come for a wee walk around the loch then join us at macrobert for a bowl of hot soup, a delicious hot chocolate and then see one of our three shows, Snow White of the Seven De’Wharffs is the panto this year, White is for the 0 -3 year olds and wait for it…. Mr Snow for the 3-5 year olds, what could be more appropriate than bringing the kids along, in the snow to meet Mr Snow who is a snowologist and looks at lots of different kinds of snow, from elephant snow and small snow to lightening snow and hot snow. It’s just so festive over this end so why not come and join us, make the most of the weather and be creative.

Take a look to the right and you will see our stream of images from flickr, you will find photos from all our Christmas performances, next season and other macrobert images, click on the images to the right which will take you to our account, feel free to leave comments and feedback!

See you soon and merry Christmas… 🙂 x

New season released…

With excitement we have released the 2011 January to June season today and now we can spill the beans on the new brochure design, the offers we have lined up and all the outstanding events taking place between then…

With five, yes five Scottish premieres, plenty home-grown Scottish talent, magical family friendly performances, early bird discounts and much more, you will not be disappointed.

From comedy and theatre to music, circus and physical theatre, macrobert has it all next season. Here is some highlights to whet your appetite:

Daniel Sloss: My Generation
Plus special guest Chris Forbes

After his successful gig at mFEST in 2010, Daniel Sloss, Scotland’s youngest comic prodigy and typical half-man-half-Xbox, hormone-ridden teenager, is back at macrobert by popular demand.

Saturday 5 February 8.00pm
Tickets (full) £9.50 (conc) £8.50
suitable for ages 13+
– more information and online booking here.

7734
Jasmin Vardimon Company

After sell-out performances in the UK and internationally award-winning choreographer, director and Sadler’s Wells associate Jasmin Vardimon returns to macrobert with the Scottish premiere of 7734. Dramatically epic in scale and content, 7734 features stunning designs, live video and a richly diverse soundtrack.

Saturday 12 February 8.00pm
Tickets (full) £12 (conc) £9 (stud) £6
suitable for ages 14+
– more information and online booking here.

SICK
Theatre Modo

Starring Suzie Ferguson, SICK is a playful, powerful and poignant clown show which follows a patient through the absurdities of imposed routines and unexplained procedures, revealing her darkest thoughts and her wildest imaginings as medication, boredom and illness give wings to her flights of fancy.

Friday 4 February 8.00pm
Saturday 5 February 2.00pm & 7.00pm
Tickets (full) £12 (conc) £9 (stud) £6
Suitable for ages 11+
– more information and online booking here.

Suitcase Circus
Folded Feather

Suitcase Circus features the most unlikely of performers including the world’s only acrobatic potato sack, a daredevil ski glove, an incredible dancing milkshake straw, the hypnotic tie snake Windsor Knot, and the lovable yet bizarre magical Mexican hat Timrek. As with all quality circuses, it is accompanied by wonderful live music.

Sunday 13 March 12noon & 3.00pm
Tickets (full) £6 (conc) £5
suitable for ages 4+
– more information and online booking here.

Chouf Ouchouf

The Medina, the old quarter. Dusk falls like a shutter, then the night. Silently the walls open, and amid the maze-like streets and along the rooftops figures move on secret agendas. What, or who, is in the bag? Collaborating with Swiss artists Zimmerman & de Perrot, Groupe acrobatique de Tanger return to the UK with stunning acrobatics in their new show that captures the danger, joy and urgency of life in Tangiers.

Saturday 16 April 8.00pm
Sunday 17 April 3.00pm
Tickets (full) £12 (conc) £9 (stud) £6
Suitable for ages 7+
– more information and online booking here.

The Dolly Parton Story
Andrea Pattison and The Partoners

Paying tribute to one of the greatest icons of popular music, Dolly Parton, and featuring the stunning vocals, wit and charm of Andrea Pattison backed by an all-live four-piece band, be prepared to hear Dolly’s most celebrated material from all stages of her career.

Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 May 8.00pm
Tickets (full) £15
suitable for ages 6+
– more information and online booking

This only a small small selection of the many events we have coming to macrobert next season, check out the full line up…

– Via the macrobert website.
– Browse or download the brochure online or order a hard copy here.
– Check out the production shots for each show on our flickr here.
– Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think.

P.S. Santa Claus is coming…
Don’t forget that macrobert’s Christmas panto Snow White of the Seven De’Wharffs started yesterday and from the laughing, screaming and grins from the children coming out of the performance it looks like it’s a hit already!

– more information and online booking for Snow White here.
– behind the scenes gossip from Hoddit and Johnny McKnight himself here.

Another reminder, the wonderful Christmas show for 3 – 5 year olds Mr Snow starts next week, 30 November so don’t miss out!

– more information and online booking for Mr Snow here.

PPS. Keep an eye out for the funky new season trailer which will be uploaded very soon!!

Concert in the memory of brave Stirling teenager

BIG names from the world of music, stage and screen are lined up to perform in a special, one-off concert inspired by a brave Stirling teenager.

Eilidh was 14 when she collapsed on a school trip last year, February 2009. A scan showed she had a tumour the size of a melon. Tests showed the tumour was malignant and that she also has a form of Turners Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder which occurs in 1 out of 2000 girls and is likely to have made Eilidh predisposed to Germ Cell Cancer in her ovaries. After numerous major surgeries and chemotherapy the cancer continued to spread and sadly on the 25th March 2010 at 5.30am Eilidh passed away.

Now, Eilidh’s family are putting together this fundraiser event in the hope to raise enough money to buy or build respite accommodation in the Stirling area for families touched by cancer. So let’s join together in the celebration of Eilidh with this fantastic line up and do your bit for The Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund.

Come along to support, join in and celebrate with an exceptional evening bringing together some of Scotland’s finest talent, including headliners Jon Fratelli (The Fratellis and Codeine Velvet Club) and Billy Boyd (Lord Of The Rings), alongside Mark Cox and Jane Mcgarry of Still Game, with their very own brand of humour. A bunch of other well-known faces will guarantee an evening full of entertainment.

Check out the Stirling Observer to read an interview with Eilidh’s parents Nicole and Gordon.

Jon Fratelli in action

Another wonderful blog about beautiful Eilidh

Join us on Saturday 15 January 2011 @ 7.30pm

Tickets £25

Book online here, call our Tickets and Info team on 01786 466666 or pop in and see us!

Fun all round this weekend

This weekend we are here to entertain the kids! We have We Dance Wee Groove today and tomorrow (Fri 22 & Sat 23 Oct) and not only that we have a beautiful Spanish show for 6+ on Saturday…

Get your tots on their toes with We Dance, Wee Groove along with some of Scotland’s  greatest choreographers, the moving images and colourful ambient lighting creates a multi-sensory experience and will help you are your kids get imaginative with dance from crawling to jumping, running, jiggling and wiggling. A massively fun day out which you should not miss!

Saturday also sees La Pelota Magica bring to life puppets but not any ordinary puppets – Spanish puppets! This super cool, magical, spell-binging show will have you and your family mesmerised. Join brother and sister Luis and Natalia in the foothills of Andes for a delightful Spanish journey. Easy to follow for non-Spanish speakers.

Clip for La Pelota Magica

So come and join us for a family fun fun fun filled weekend 🙂

For more info and to book online check out the macrobert website or you can call Tickets and Information on 01786 466666 or pop in and see us!

Over and out x

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