Romeo and Juliet feedback

 

Took a lovely phone call from an english and drama teacher who came to see Pilot Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet last night, she wanted to let us know that she loved the show! The teacher came along with a group of teenagers who said that Romeo and Juliet was inspiring and energising. They all loved the set and said that it was absolutely beautiful and Romeo and Juliet was the best performance she herself had seen in years! Also, the teenagers seem to be in love with Romeo 🙂

So, if you haven’t booked your tickets for this clearly fab show then surely you don’t want to miss out having read this great feedback, just do it!

Book online, call us on 01786 466666 or pop in and see us and ENJOY!

Took a lovely phone call from an english and drama teacher who came to see Pilot Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet last night, she wanted to let us know that she loved the show! The teacher came along with a group of teenagers who said that Romeo and Juliet was inspiring and energising. They all loved the set and said that it was absolutely beautiful and Romeo and Juliet was the best performance she herself had seen in years! Also, the teenagers seem to be in love with Romeo 🙂
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You kiss by the book

Pilot Theatre are coming to macrobert with their timeless production of Romeo and Juliet, 5-9 October. We are all uber excited about this, the inspiration was taken from the phenomenon which is Twilight. The set has been designed to look like a shrine with over 80 candles and 6000 silk flowers, the actors are dressed in timeless, retro clothing and the script is the original Shakespeare’s version, all of this combined with fantastic performances creates a piece which is a must see for everyone, young and old!

The performance and audience feedback from York Theatre

Have a read at what some of the press reviews:

The Stage ‘Much exuberance, energy and drama’

York Press ‘an ultramodern Romeo & Juliet’

Yorkshire Post ‘It’s atmospheric stuff’

Get your tickets booked now online, call Tickets and Info on 01786 466666 or pop in and see us!

Visit Pilot Theatre’s website for info on the cast, rehearsals and more…

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Watch out he bites!

Whether you’re team Edward or team Jacob; or maybe you just don’t care? Whatever your choice the Twilight cast are back with their third instalment of the series, Eclipse.

 Bella (Kristin Stewart) once again finds herself surrounded by danger (she seems to have a habit of doing this) as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and malicious vampire, Victoria, continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner), knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the feud between vampire and werewolf.

 From watching the previous Twilight films and reading all the books I did query how they could fit so much detail into a two hour film. The end result was a film very quick to cram in crucial detail and rush to the end, eagerly jumping at the next chapter in the story. I felt Jacob and his tribe weren’t given as much depth in the film as they did in the book. Also at times I found myself cringing during the romantic love scenes between Edward and Bella as they proclaimed their ever dying and ever lasting love for each other! They are only teenagers! Well Edward is slightly older in attitude if you include all those vampire years.

 However, even though I did find it rushed and a bit corny, I did enjoy it and thought the actions scenes were incredible to watch as they were shot brilliantly; especially the overhead shots of the Forks location. Anyone who has followed the films or the books, it is inevitable – you will and have to go see it. After all you are closer to finding out the question of everyone’s lips; Jacob or Edward?

Me? I defiantly prefer Jacob – he may be a bit young for me but who’s complaining? Not with a body like that! Then again that might be the other reason so many people flock to see it…

 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is showing at the macrobert from Friday 23rd July – Thursday 29th July. For more information or to book tickets phone the box office on 01786 466666.

 

 

I Love You Philip Morris

Carey was digusted the food in prison didn't live up to the macrobert cafe bar...

Many critics who watch I Love You Philip Morris argue that this is Jim Carey’s finest performance since ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. While there are many who debate the film’s believability of his screwball relationship with Ewan McGregor. However, what we can guarantee is that you will be enamoured by this flamboyant portrayal of a real life con man repressed by family life.

Steven Russel (Carey) suddenly recognises his homosexuality and embarks on a new life. When this life proves too costly, he then winds up in prison; meeting and falling in love with cellmate, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). When Morris is released from prison, his new love embarks on a series of mad escape attempts to ensure they are reunited.

Carey never manages to quite escape from his usual tricks of over gesticulating in films. Nevertheless even as a con, he is the anti hero of the story, while McGregor compliments this funny and anarchic love affair. Even though more time and depth could have been spent on the characters, seeing as it ‘really happened’, the film is witty and a delight to watch.

I Love You Philip Morris is at the macrobert Wednesday 21st – Thursday 22nd July. For more information phone our box office on 01786 466666.

Two weeks to go!

At the macrobert we are all super excited, as It’s only two weeks to mFEST people! Not only are we super excited but we are extremely busy pulling together the final plans to bring Stirling its first festival programmed for and created by 12-17 year olds! mFEST runs the 30th July – 2nd August.

I am really looking forward to the festival as there is so much happening over the four days. Even though I will be working a lot of it, I hopefully will be able to fit in as many shows as possible. After going to T in the Park last weekend, it will be a nice change to go to a festival where the main focus isn’t just music. Even though music is included at mFEST, there is also drama, dance, comedy and film. So there really is an event for everyone and something is bound to tickle your fancy!

 
I am quite keen to go see Daniel Sloss (Friday 30th July). Sloss started doing stand up comedy when he was just 16 years old. Now 19 he is hailed as a comic prodigy and has written material for Frankie Boyle on BBC’S Mock the Week. His 2009 Edinburgh Fringe debut was a 100% sold out and he is returning to the Fringe again this year. Sloss is also currently developing a sitcom for the BBC and really seems to be an uprising star. So what better way to check him out first by attending mFEST? (Which for me is a bit closer to home than the Fringe).

 
My other pick for the weekend is Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra (Sunday 1st August).  Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra is an incredible 8-strong beatbox troupe. They make jaw-dropping music using nothing but their vocal cords, mixing inprovisation with intricate vocal routines. Shlomo’s solo work has earned him invitations to collaborate with some of the world’s leading artists such DJ Yoda, Bjork, Martha Wainwright, Hexstatic, Portico Quartet, Jarvis Cocker, Mad Professor. Shlomo can make magical music with his mouth, so brace yourself for an hour long voyage of lung busting acapella sound effects with the world’s biggest beatboxing troupe!

So as we pull the last minute bits and bobs together we are also praying at the macrobert that the sun shines in Stirling over mFEST making it even more of a great weekend!

For more information about mFEST or any the acts performing please call our box office on 01786 466666.

Got enough energy for this kids?

Does your child like to dance? Or like high energy activities? Or in most cases, just like to be amused for an hour? If the answer is yes then you should check out Funny Bones coming to the macrobert on the 22nd and 23rd of June.

Funny Bones is a brand new double bill of contemporary dance, choreographed by Enrique Cabrera and Luca Silvestrini. The show entices children age 3 -7 and their families into a new world of dance and movement.

The show is made up of two pieces; Go! choreographed by Luca Silvestrini, and DanSense by Enrique Cabrera. ? Go! is an imaginative and energetic piece of dance-theatre based on the theme of sport. Entering an unusual arena, the performers move from one sporting discipline to another, facing victories and defeats, competitions and challenges.

Enrique Cabrera’s piece, DanSense, explores the five senses and offers a stimulating interactive dance experience for young audiences featuring newly commissioned music. From costumes adorned with plastic spoons, to buckets filled with water that soaks the dancers (and the audience!) this show is a beautifully creative piece that will have children intrigued from start to finish. The second half of the show

The pieces are a mix of contemporary dance, physical theatre, and dance-theatre, designed to be accessible and appropriate for children.

For more information or to book phone 01786 466666.

Robin Hood

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