Circus and physical theatre performance in pictures…

Flick-Flack-Fly!  Diving, dancing and controlled falling feature in this new show Chouf Ouchouf, a performance like you’ve never seen: a highly skilled and witty display of the energy and joy where the performers go in search of Tangier’s urban beating heart….

Chouf Ouchouf, Arabic for  ‘see and see again’ is a collaboration with Swiss artists Martin Zimmermann and Dimitri de Perrot and weaves together contemporary performance and traditional Moroccan acrobatics to evoke the danger, joy and urgency of a Moroccan medina… Just check out these outstanding photos and get yourself a ticket!

Sat 16 April 8.00pm & Sun 17 April 3.00pm
Tickets £12/ £9 conc /£6 U18’s and students

More info and online booking here


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.

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.

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!!

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.

Spokes – 31st March & 1st April

Jeanine’s recent dance credits include Off Kilter which incorporated pieces choreographed by Mark Morris and Ashley Page (Edinburgh Festival Theatre / Dance Base); Parallel I Parallels, A wee Home From Home (Plan B); Proband (Caroline Bowditch); Found (Curious Seed/Dance Base); Almost But Not Quite (Curious Seed/Dance Base/Edinburgh Festival); Raw (Fidget Feet) and Uncanny (X Factor Dance Company).

She also works extensively in theatre, with credits including The Price, The Curse of The Starving Class, The Man Who Had All the Luck (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh); Balgay Hill (Dundee Rep); The Testament of Cresseid (Edinburgh International Festival); Hare and Tortoise (Licketyspit Theatre Company); The Ducky (Borderline); Hansel and Gretel (New York/Barbican/Catherine Wheels); A Christmas Carol (Chichester Festival Theatre); Privates on Parade (West Yorkshire Playhouse); A Streetcar Named Desire (Perth Theatre); The Unconquered (Byre Theatre/’Brits off Broadway, New York); Lifeboat (Australia/New Zealand/New York/Dublin) and Nova Scotia (Traverse).

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