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Upcoming Shows

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Calendar Girls the Musical

22nd March to 25th March

Largs Amateur Operatic Society return to the Barrfields stage with  Calendar Girls the Musical.

“To unexplored horizons in the mind and new coastlines in the heart…”

The death of a much loved husband prompts a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women’s Institute to do an extraordinary thing. Blasting away all preconceptions of what it is to be in a women’s institute, they decide to do an artistic nude calendar to raise money for charity. Upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of them expect the emotional and personal ramifications, but gradually the making of the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower.

 

The true story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon, a million copycat calendars, a record breaking movie, stage play and now a musical written by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow which coined the term “craughing”  – the act of crying and laughing at the same time.

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Hotel California

Saturday 29th April 7.30pm

Hotel California, a six piece ensemble of musicians, come to Barrfields Theatre to perform their spectacular show that gives you a concert experience of 100 minutes of pure Eagles nostalgia.

 

You’ll return to a dark desert highway, cool wind in your hair, or stand on that street corner in Winslow, Arizona when you join Hotel California as they faithfully re-create The Eagles and their Californian Sunshine Rock sound.

 

Expect a set that includes tracks from the outstanding Long Road Out Of Eden album. The Eagles’ music is timeless, appealing to audiences of every age, bringing back memories and touching the hearts and souls of each new generation.

 

This concert promises to be a fantastic night to remember for all Eagles fans, young and old, new or long-standing.

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The Largs Players Adult Panto - Peter Pan

Friday 21 April at 8.30pm | Sat 22 April at 7.30pm and 9pm!

‼️ Important info ‼️

Please double check the exact showtimes as they vary per night!

Limited capacity at the Valhalladrome Studio Theatre within Barrfields Theatre Largs complex!

Over 18s only - it’s an adult panto so expect flowery language (we don’t mean roses and daisies!), adult themes and filthy fun.

When booking please note only Row A is wheelchair accessible all other seating is tiered with small steps

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First Ladies of Country Music

Sunday 30th April 7.30pm

THE STORY OF TWO, OF THE MOST FAMOUS AMERICAN FEMALE COUNTRY STARS.

              PATSY CLINE & TAMMY WYNETTE

               TOGETHER AT LAST- FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

This wonderful show pays tribute to both these world-renowned SUPERSTARS of country music.    An evening of laughter, legendary stories, and the most iconic hits of all time--- ‘CRAZY,’ ‘SWEET DREAMS,’ ‘WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT’ ‘I FALL TO PIECES’

“APARTMENT No 9” “YOUR GOOD GIRLS GONNA GO BAD” “TILL I CAN MAKE IT ON MY OWN”.  “D.I.V.O.R.C.E” and the Worldwide No 1 hit “STAND BY YOUR MAN” which today is still the biggest selling single in Country Music History.

 

Featuring SANDY KELLY, the star of London’s West End production ‘PATSY’ and Ireland’s New Queen of Country Music, Recording Star….…NIAMH LYNN.

 

     This is a show for all Country Music lovers, come along and Re-live the music and life's stories of Two of the greatest

FEMALE COUNTRY MUSIC STARS………… LEGENDS, FOREVER !!

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Meat Loud

Friday 12th May 7.30pm

UKs Premier Tribute to Meat Loaf

MeatLoud cover songs from a range of MeatLoaf’s albums from Bat out of Hell in (1977) to Bat out of Hell III (2005).
With a rich blend of backing vocals, driving piano, out of this world guitar playing, a rocking rhythm section and the outstanding vocal talents of Sally Rivers and of course MeatLoud himself, Andy Plimmer - They deliver a night never to forget.
Presenting a number of MeatLoaf's greatest hits mixed in with songs by Jim Steinman for Bonnie Tyler plus songs by Cher.
MeatLoud create an incredible experience for all MeatLoaf fans.

 

“A brilliant band and a top-class tribute act. 
I have seen Meat Loaf live twice and this act is the best I’ve seen since” 

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The Ultimate Pop Party

Saturday 3rd June 2.30pm

Get ready for the Ultimate Pop Party! This pop concert extravaganza features the UK's top tribute acts to Ariana Grande (Ariana Live), Dua Lipa (Dupa Lipa) and Little Mix (Little Fix). The biggest solo female pop stars join the world's greatest girl group for the Ultimate Pop Party!

 

With incredible stage production and professional dancers this is a show not to be missed! Perfect for the little one's first concert experience or a fun day out for all the family! Currently the most-followed woman on Instagram, the most-listened-to solo female artist on Spotify, Ariana Grande is the most influential superstar on the planet. All the hits of the habitual chart topper are brought to life – Thank U Next, 7 Rings, Break Free, Bang Bang and Problem...

 

Black Magic, Shout Out to My Ex, Wings and Power are hits from X Factor winners Little Mix – now the world's No.1 girl band – are delivered in a high energy show replicating the dynamism, stage presence and vocal abilities of the original group with stunning stage outfits to match.

 

Our Dua Lipa possesses the looks, range, sound and the style of this iconic pop superstar in a performance featuring costumes taken from the world tours and videos. The show includes undeniable hits including New Rules, Cold Heart, One Kiss, Hallucinate and Don't Start Now.

 

The Ultimate Pop Party show is the perfect day out for the Ariana Grande, Little Mix and Dua Lipa fan in your life!

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Dear Billy

Friday 16th June 7.30pm

A LOVE LETTER TO THE BIG YIN FROM THE PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND

There’s a guy. You know him. You know…big hair, wee beard, glasses, talks like that. You know? You know. The guy…The Big Yin.  

Billy Connolly needs no introduction. He is a national treasure.  From the shipyards of the Clydeside to his trailblazing and extraordinary stage and movie exploits, he is woven into Scottish culture.

Everyone has a Billy Story.  

An expert team of story gatherers has created a collection of these moving and hilarious tales. Gary McNair, one of Scotland’s best theatre makers, has turned these stories into a special show celebrating the Big Yin and what he means to us.

Gary is hitting the road with a band, collecting more stories as they go, making every show different.     

Each one a unique chance to laugh, sing, and celebrate the man and the legend. 

Written and performed by Gary McNair, directed by Joe Douglas, Music by Simon Liddell.

 

Produced by National Theatre of Scotland

Tickets £12/10, if you are aged 14-26 or on universal credit you can sign up to National Theatre of Scotland's Theatre for a Fiver. Sign up on their web site for the discount code http://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/theatre-for-a...

Age restriction 12+, contains strong language

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Fred McAulay - What (Ever) Next : Again

Saturday 5th August 8pm

In 2022 Veteran (I prefer ‘Legend’ FM) Scottish stand-up comedian Fred MacAulay hit the road again with a summer tour of 18 venues around Scotland ahead of his run at Edinburgh Fringe in August.


Stand-up comedy had been hit pretty hard by the pandemic and gigs were cancelled as soon as the country went into Lockdown. The return of audiences to theatres and Stand-Up venues was a delight to see.


Fred said: “Putting things in perspective though, there were many things far, far worse than your job disappearing for a couple of years, but it was time to get back into theatres and halls for a bit of a laugh.”


Fred: “I was so pleased to see so many people coming to those shows in 2022 – especially the venues which sold out! I’ve been very fortunate in my career and have done a lot of radio and television shows over the years ….. but what I absolutely love more than anything (about my job) is standing on stage and making a room full of people hoot with laughter …… especially in Scotland”.


So…..there was only one thing for it. Get back out in 2023 and get to some of the places I hadn’t been to in 2022 with an updated show. You can’t stand still in comedy (well you can if the microphone cable is very short) but when much of our lives is concerned with politics…..well we know just how quickly things can change! I’d barely got my pencil sharpened to write gags about Liz Trust and she’d GONE! And she took the UK economy with her.


Expect to hear more tales of Lockdown weddings, gags about complying with the regulations, getting back to work after a long lay-off, things that bound us together …. (like finding out that your bottle bins were too small), the tribulations of getting a train ticket refund, nuisance phone calls …… and ….. OH YES…….becoming a grandparent for the first time!!


Still regarded as one of the top Scottish comics of his generation, Fred MacAulay can be heard on the radio every Sunday morning from 10:00am till 1pm with a mix of music and chat: (Clyde2/Forth2/Tay2/Westsound/Northsound/MFR).

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Wednesday 13th September 7.30pm

Now seen in 50 countries worldwide, ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ is a critically acclaimed concert style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state of the art video projection, incredible lighting and a full live band ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ is a moving and powerful concert featuring all the hits such as ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’, ‘Scarborough Fair’, ‘The Boxer’, ‘The Sound Of Silence’ and many more, this is a show not to be missed!

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Endless Love  - A Tribute to Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

Friday 13th October 7.30pm

Get ready for the ultimate feel-good show celebrating the music of legendary hitmakers - Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.

Starring a sensational cast, incredible vocals and a stellar live band, the show is packed with Motown classics and timeless smash hits such as ‘I’m Coming Out’, ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Upside Down’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Chain Reaction’, ‘All Night Long’, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘Hello’,’ Can’t Hurry Love’ plus many more classics from these two legendary artistes featured together for the first time in one amazing production.

Featuring authentic live arrangements taken from both Lionel’s and Diana’s original touring shows, Endless Love is an electrifying, joyful and emotional rollercoaster guaranteed to get you singing along and on your feet! This wonderfully produced show brilliantly captures the glitz, glamour and sentiment of soaring love songs with audiences rocking out to 80s classics and gettin’ down to outright dancefloor fillers.

You already know the words… so, singing voices at the ready and dancing shoes on, grab your tickets and let’s party All Night Long!

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Oh what a night!

Friday 10th November 7.30pm

OH WHAT A NIGHT! takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more. Selling over 100 million records worldwide, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons secured their place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

OH WHAT A NIGHT! combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which always leaves audiences wanting more. Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!

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The Freddie & Queen Experience

Saturday 18th November 7.30pm

Along with the many fans who mourn the loss of Freddie Mercury, The Freddie & The Queen Experience, aim to celebrate the wealth of talent that came together in Queen by recreating, with breath taking accuracy, the style and excitement of a LIVE Queen concert, which sadly, will never be seen with Freddie Mercury again. 

 

The Freddie & QUEEN Experience are the UK's Premier Queen & Freddie Mercury Tribute Band who are internationally & critically acclaimed. 

 

The band performs all over the world with sell out shows in the UK & abroad, with most recently in UAE & Europe. They deliver a passionate & energy packed show full of all QUEEN's greatest hits! 

 

Ian as Freddie Mercury replicates Freddie Mercury's live shows with the looks, mannerisms, vocals, charisma, passion, high energy & showmanship that Freddie was so loved, adored & famous for. The band is made up of some of the finest musicians in UK, including the well established & accomplished professional Brian May Tribute Andy Wills. 

 

The fully live 5 piece band perform with replica outfits instruments & perform a full recreation of QUEEN's Live shows, based around QUEEN at there very best, the 86 'Magic tour'. It's simply a great show not to missed!

'NEW' - The Freddie & QUEEN Experience HD Promo video "edit one' Performed Live! 

'NEW' - The Freddie & QUEEN Experience HD Promo video 'edit two' Performed Live!

 

'NEW' The Freddie & QUEEN Experience HD Promo video "190 mins longer edit' Performed Live! 

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This Carpenters Masquerade

Saturday 16th December 7.30pm

WYRLEY MUSIC AND PROMOTIONS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH ROB NORMAN MUSIC BRINGS YOU “THIS CARPENTERS’ MASQUERADE”, TAKING YOU THROUGH AN ENTHRALLING STORY FEATURING THE MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS.

Come with us through various points of Karen’s life, from the origins of the Dick Carpenter trio through to Karen’s premature passing. Witness the highs and lows of this incredible music, performed by an ensemble of some of the top professional musicians and vocalists, hand-picked to truly do justice to this amazing catalogue of songs. So, sit back, relax and celebrate with us the legacy that is the Carpenters.

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Ready Steady 60's Show

Saturday 17th February 7.30pm

Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the Sixties, with their tribute to The Mod 60’s and British Beat Boom songs of that era. The show encompasses a kicking live band with stunning vocals plus video screen flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and footage from the original bands.

Ready Steady 60’s Show presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The fantastic music of The Small Faces, The Kinks,The Beatles, The Animals,
The Hollies, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, Spencer Davis Group... to name but a few – all recreated in this fabulous live show.

Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia!

Check them out on YouTube, you won't be disappointed.

https://youtu.be/4fkugVaFnlQ

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About

The Barrfields Theatre in Largs is one of Scotland's most significant entertainment venues, the last fully operational seaside pavilion theatre in Scotland.


First opened in 1930, designed by architect William Barclay, the theatre was built as a popular variety theatre and concert hall (originally 1003 seats) and throughout most of the twentieth century, well into the 1970s was the home of one of Britain's most respected summer variety seasons.


Over the years, top names such as Billy Connolly, Marti Pellow, Rikki Fulton, Stanley Baxter, Frankie Vaughan, Chic Murray, Jimmy Logan, Elaine C Smith have all headlned shows at Barrfields...even Kylie Minogue made an appearance for a BBC recording at one point.

Barrfields is run by volunteers in conjunction with KA Leisure.

Support Us

Barrfields theatre would no longer be here if it wasn't for the wonderful band of volunteers that keep the place running. If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer then get in touch at audience.barrfields@gmail.com


No technical expertise is required, if you are interested in getting involved backstage, front of house or even online with our promotional work, we would love to hear from you.


We are also keen to form a working relationship with any local businesses that would be able to volunteer their time to help us make improvements to the theatre.

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Promoters

Why not bring your show to Barrfields


For over 80 years, Barrfields Pavilion Theatre has served as an entertainment venue for Largs and its many surrounding towns and villages, presenting comedy, music, variety, pantomime and drama.


Situated on Scotland's beautiful Clyde coast, with fantastic views from the view of Scottish islands, Barrfields is Scotland's oldest seaside pavilion theatre - dozens of which used to grace the shores of tourist resorts.


With 440 seats, it can accomodate a wide range of events.


We can also oversee all promotion and advertising for your production from national and local press, to regional and local radio.


Backstage dressing rooms are well equipped, complete with showers, and a green room for cast and crew can be provided upon request.


We look forward to welcoming YOUR production to Barrfields Theatre.

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Contact Us

Greenock Road, Largs, KA30 8QJ

01475 689777

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