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The Twelfth Garioch Theatre Festival

23rd June to 3rd July 2016



Garioch Theatre Festival 2016 Programme:


Mitchell School of Drama presents

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare


"What fools these mortals be!"  

Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, MSD performs his most popular comedy. ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ captures a single night where unearthly forces toy with love and its many complications. Let yourself be whisked away to the most magical of forests and meet the warring King and Queen and their playful fairies, star-crossed lovers, and a bunch of amateur actors. This production has live music and a strong televisual element.

Directed and Choreographed by Rhona Mitchell         Musical Director Ashley Forbes

Wyness Hall, Inverurie          

23 June            7.30pm

24 June            7.30pm

25 June            3.00 & 7.30pm           Tickets £9/7




RARA Theatre Company presents Joanne by Deborah Bruce, Theresa Ikoko, Laura Lomas, Chino Odimba and Ursula Rani Sarma


Five characters share a common thread: Joanne. But it’s not about her. It’s about Stella, whose tomorrow is as far away from winter as summer. It’s the way Grace finds her song on the footpath between two cars. It’s about Alice’s MBA wasted on plugging holes, Kath’s patients crawling alongside her after the night shift, and it’s Becky caught in the crosshairs of what’s best and what’s right for her students. But what about Joanne?

This is an amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Wyness Hall, Inverurie          27 June            8.00pm           

                                                28 June            8.00pm           Tickets £8/6



Your Bard - An audience with William Shakespeare

Written and performed by Nicholas Collett

The question has captivated academics, actors, directors and the public at large. Was there a man called William Shakespeare and did he write all those plays Or is it all just a case of mistaken identity? There’s only one way to find out. Come and meet Will. Take the lid off a legend in your local. There’s no fourth wall here – we’re all in this together. He’ll play you a few of the greatest hits – and you can all join in.Mine’s a pint – cheers!!!

Wyness Hall, Inverurie           29 June      7.30pm                                    Tickets £10/8Suitable 14+  Contains some strong language





Join Scott Armstrong, Laura Pike and guests for a musical journey through the songs from Broadway and Hollywood hits (and a few flops) inspired by and based upon the works of William Shakespeare.
Songs from well known classics like 'West Side Story' and 'Kiss Me, Kate' to lesser known works such as 'The Boys From Syracuse', 'Your Own Thing' and the new Broadway Hit 'Something Rotten'... and a few more from shows you might be surprised to find out are based on the Bards works!


Wyness Hall, Inverurie      2nd July                     7.30pm                        Tickets £10/8


Garidge Theatre Presents

Anither Helpin o’ Sex, Stovies & Stories

An evening of sketches and anecdotes with Deborah Leslie, plus rehearsed readings of some new work by Kenny Fraser. She’s been called “The voice of the North-east”; Deborah Leslie is a published short story writer for national magazines, children's novelist and prize-winning Doric writer who can conjure up the North-east characters in all their moods. Kenny Fraser gained a runner up award in the first “Charles Barron’s Doric Writing Competition”. Tonight’s piece is a rehearsed reading of his latest sketch.  

Mitchell’s The Dairy Café 3 July             7:00pm  Tickets £15 (including Stovies)


Flashmob choreographed by Pamela Green. Join us to create a piece of street entertainment in a short time. Participants will create a flashmob, and hit the streets of Inverurie later in the day. Age 10 – 100. Bring plenty to drink and a packed lunch. Please phone to book a place on 01467 621861.

Wyness Hall               Saturday 18 June      12.00 – 5.00pm                       Free event




Fleeman Productions presents GUTS by Charles Barron

Guts shows how two Aberdeen families, working in vital industries, survived what World War II threw at them – their humour, courage and resilience shining through in difficult times. Directed by Liz Loggie, it stars Fleeman stalwarts Yvonne Morton, Jill Hay and Brian MacDonald, supported by a stellar cast of actors well versed in the Doric.

Wyness Hall, Inverurie           30 June                        7.30pm                        Tickets £10/8  




Juliet Burton

Decision Time (Edinburgh preview)

Wyness Hall    5th July    7.30 pm          Tickets £10/8



Award-winning, real life, docu-comedian Juliette Burton has to make a big decision. Join Juliette for a preview of her new show as she chooses her own adventure. Can one choice change a life? Does looking back help us move forward? It's time to make some good life choices. "Powerful stuff" **** (Sunday Express). 

Suitable 14+  Contains some strong language 

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