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ARTS | PALACE THEATRE & GRAND HALL ARTS | PALACE THEATRE & GRAND HALL Pylon The Palace Theatre offers a wonderfully varied programme throughout the year including comedy, music, drama, dance, variety and much more! The Bar is also a great place to relax with drinks before heading to the show. The Grand Hall has seen the likes of Primal Scream, Kasabian, Johnny Marr and Billy Connolly perform to a 1300 strong audience. Ayrshire’s 4 star arts and entertainment venue has a convenient town centre location, friendly staff, excellent transport links and nearby parking. THE PALACE THEATRE & GRAND HALL 9 GREEN ST, KILMARNOCK KA1 3BN T: 01563 554900 (£1.50 CARD FEE) TUESDAY - SATURDAY 10AM-4.30PM AND SHOW NIGHTS Buy tickets online via: eastayrshireleisure.com (£1.50 Card fee) Wheelchair access to the theatre, Grand Hall, bar and box office. Lift access to all floors (beside theatre main entrance). An induction loop and an infrared system are available. Disabled parking spaces must be booked in advance due to limited availability. Please advise the box office of any assistance you may need when booking. Group discounts available N.B. We cannot accept personal cheques. 4 SAT 9 SEP · 7.30PM · £17.50 In 1994, David McFarlane’s life changes forever. His family, his community and his world would never be the same again. Finally, he is ready to go back. Rapture Theatre Company in association with The Palace Theatre presents... “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what is not true. The other is to refuse to accept what is true.” - Kierkegaard A Streetcar Named Desire FRI 1 SEP & SAT 2 SEP · 7.30PM · £9.50/£8 Experience the excitement of live theatre in Rapture’s vibrant production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Join us for a dazzling trip to the whirlwind world of New Orleans with this sultry and sophisticated new production of a timeless American masterpiece. Fading southern belle, Blanche DuBois, seeks solace with her sister, Stella, after her world starts to crumble. But her downward spiral brings her face-to-face with Stella’s husband, the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. As temperatures soar and passions rise, Blanche and Stanley battle for Stella’s soul. Immortalised in the Oscar-winning film starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, this is a rare opportunity to see this iconic play, brought to life by Rapture. Streetcar follows in the wake of Rapture’s popular and critically acclaimed productions of Who’s Afraid of Vi rginia Woolf? and Democracy. BOX OFFICE: 01563 554900 Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers SAT 16 SEP · 7.30PM · £22.50 Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers promises to be a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation. Les brings back all the thrill and excitement of Rollermania, performing all the original hits including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Remember, Summerlove Sensation and Give A Little Love.as well as introducing new songs from the upcoming album. Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers bring a new energy to all the classic hits. Special promotions are available, visit: lesmckeown.com The Libertines TUE 19 SEP · DOORS: 7PM · £30 GRAND HALL East Ayrshire Leisure’s allocation of tickets is now sold out. Tickets may still be available from Ticketmaster. It is, quite simply, the most eagerly anticipated British rock album of this millennium. Even die-hard fans scarcely believed that it’d ever get made, that its creators would sort out their differences long enough to scale the heights of their first era together. But The Libertines are no ordinary band. They are, by a long chalk, the most important band of their generation, and, after twelve years’ absence from the studio, they’ve arrived to prove the nay- sayers wrong. Anthems For Doomed Youth is everything those fans could’ve wished for, and more: a reinstatement of the Libs’ Arcadian creed, a reflection on past trials, and, most importantly, a bold step forward. It harbours songs of primal energy and uplift, of bitter betrayal and loss, and of sun-lit love and redemption. Note: Over 14s only/under 16s must be accompanied by an adult buy tickets online: eastayrshireleisure.com 5