East Ayrshire Leisure Guide Sept - Dec 2017 The Guide Sep-Dec 2017 - Page 10

ARTS | PALACE THEATRE & GRAND HALL ARTS | PALACE THEATRE & GRAND HALL Kilmarnock DW A5 Leaflet_Layout 1 29/06/2017 13:04 Page 1 ELO Again Dick Whittington Pantomania Day Dick Whittington SAT 25 NOV – SAT 30 DEC The Palace Theatre’s ‘Purrfect’ Family Panto With last year’s production of Beauty and the Beast being described as having “ticked so many boxes that there is no room for them all” (Cumnock Chronicle) the Palace Theatre and Imagine Theatre are planning another spectacular show this festive season with the exciting rags to riches tale of Dick Whittington. Meet our hero Dick Whittington and his feline friend, who set off from Kilmarnock to seek their fortune in London. Featuring all the classic elements you’d expect from the Palace panto, including spectacular sets and costumes, amazing special effects, fabulous songs and dances and bags of slapstick fun. “No self-respecting Christmas would be complete without an excellent pantomime, and this year the Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock was the venue for just that…I loved this production.” Ayrshire Magazine on our 2016 production of Beauty and the Beast 10 SAT 9 DEC · 10AM-3PM · £12 Come along and join in the fun at our Dick Whittington Pantomania Day! You will receive a backstage tour of the Dick Whittington set, get the opportunity to meet and greet some of the characters, try on some colourful panto costumes and learn some theatrical make-up tips. To finish off, you’ll create your own slapstick routines, sing songs and explore the principal characters. Suitable for children aged 8-12 years If you’re going to see the show after taking part in Pantomania Day you will receive a 50% discount for the evening performance on Saturday 9 December. Why not pre-order your drinks at the Bar and beat the queue? BOX OFFICE: 01563 554900 Abbamania’s Christmas Party FRI 15 DEC · 7.30PM · £25 · GRAND HALL You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life... Abbamania’s widely acclaimed tribute to Abba is a sensational two hour show of timeless hits from Waterloo to Dancing Queen which will have you dancing in the aisles. With special guests - The Ultimate Take That SUN 17 DEC · 7.30PM £23.50 (£3 OFF IF BOOKED BY 30 SEPT) GRAND HALL Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ELO’s iconic album Out Of The Blue, come along for a dramatic taste of what the classic band were like in the heyday. ELO Again provide the full effect of ELO’s orchestrations, full of depth and tone and the hits just keep on coming. Live cellos and the infamous blue violin make this show the best ELO tribute out there and certainly the most musically authentic. ELO Again pays tribute to the beautifully crafted songs - Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Showdown, Telephone Line and many more. East Ayrshire Youth Theatre Is Now Recruiting! SAT 16 DEC · 7.30PM · £24 · GRAND HALL The brainchild of Martyn Ware, born from the collapse of the original Human League, 80’s synth pioneers Heaven 17 have stood the test of time and been an influence on the future of modern music for over thirty years. Their debut 1981 album, Penthouse and Pavement, was, and remains, a modern classic. Glenn Gregory and Martyn continue to perform the hits from their overwhelming back catalogue, including Temptation and (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang, as well as unveiling their first new material in 12 years. EAYT is now recruiting new members for their well-established young people's theatre company. If you are aged between 5-18 years and with a keen interest in musical theatre and production, then this group is for you! Three terms of ten weeks (which follow school term times) take place annually. Students are also required to be part of two productions taking place each year at the Palace Theatre. Each term will cost £35 for Mini EAYT and £90 for the Junior and Senior EAYT. For further information please contact the team on 01563 554358. buy tickets online: eastayrshireleisure.com 11