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Upcoming Shows
2023

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Low Flying Pigeon Presents
Scott Gibson - SLEDGEHAMMER

Friday 6th October 8pm

Scott Gibson, Glasgow’s critically-acclaimed and award-winning son, is back with a brand new hour of darkly comedic storytelling.

 

Delivered in his trademark, breathlessly inimitable style, Gibson guides you through the turbulent world of Love, sex and relationships. Expect deep, dark and meaningful dives into what it means to be in love, to feel loved and dating women in their 40’s. Covering everything from life in ‘The New World’ to the confusing bond between women and their hair.

 

When it comes to the subject of Love, sometimes only a ‘Sledgehammer’ can crack through to the good stuff.

 

Onwards!

 

 

‘Riotously funny' ★★★★ The Herald 

‘Gut-bustingly funny’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘Gibson has a gift for comedy’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Irvine Welsh meets Billy Connolly’ ★★★★ Evening Standard

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Que Sera Sera

Saturday 7th October, 2.30pm

Que Sera Sera is a magnificent show that pays homage to one of Hollywood’s greatest stars – Doris Day.

Que Sera Sera is a show that celebrates the lady and the music as we take our audience on a factual musical timeline through Doris Day’s career in music and film.

We start at the beginning of her career during the big band days and then take you on a ‘Sentimental Journey’ to the Hollywood movies that made her the legend that is Doris Day.

This show will be your ‘Secret Love’ as our three international vocalists supported by a team of professional dancers perform these beautiful songs leaving you feeling ‘Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered’ and full of nostalgia – simply wishing we were back to those good old days. Que Sera Sera has wonderful music and great costumes all complimented by stunning choreography and video projection depicting some wonderful vintage footage of a bygone era.

Que Sera Sera doesn’t mimic the sound and movements of Doris Day – we think she is worth much more than that!

The show is a fan’s tribute to the fantastic songs and memories that Doris Day and her music gave every generation. You'll hear all these classic songs including:

Sentimental Journey

Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered

Ready, Willing & Able

Teachers Pet

Pillow Talk

Tea for Two

Secret Love

Que Sera Sera

Book 12 tickets only pay for 10. Discount applies automatically at checkout.

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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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A Beautiful Noise the Definitive Neil Diamond Tribute

Sunday 29th October 7.30pm

From London’s West End, this internationally acclaimed production celebrates the music of Neil Diamond. From the hits he penned during his time in the Brill Building to the Jazz Singer and countless live concerts, Neil Diamond is a musical icon, selling over 130 million albums throughout his exceptional career.

 

This is the only show starring the extraordinary FISHER STEVENS, undeniably one of the BEST Neil Diamond impersonators you will ever see! Together with the fantastic cast of professional musicians and singers who performed at the Lyric theatre in Londons’ Shaftesbury Avenue.

Book 11 tickets only pay for 10 (cheapest ticket free). Discount applies automatically at checkout.

 

★★★★★ "The legendary music of Neil Diamond is brought to life for a night you won't forget, and as tributes to the greats go, you'd struggle to get more bang for your buck in the West End.” Broadway World Review - 2019

 

Join us in celebrating all the classic hits. This musical adventure, unrivalled by any other, revisits more than five decades of sparkling musical gems, including Love On The Rocks, Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, I am …I Said, America, Cracklin Rosie, Red Red Wine, I’m A Believer and many more.

 

★★★★ A Beautiful Noise "The atmosphere is electric. In lieu of the great man himself, A Beautiful Noise is a worthy tribute to Neil Diamond and his music legacy.”

Breaking the Fourth Wall

 

★★★★  Designed to be a crowdpleaser, you will leave the theatre feeling uplifted and highly entertained by it all – oh and singing ‘Sweet Caroline!

Love London Love Culture

 

★★★★ “A consummate showman, he has the relaxed stage presence that wins us over from the start.”

The Spy in the Stalls

 

★★★★ "With his sincere and charismatic stage presence Fisher Stevens may as well be the real Diamond; the audience is putty in his hands.”

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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! 

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

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The Largs Players present Aladdie

Thursday 7th - Saturday 9th December
Thurs & Fri at 7.30pm, Sat at 2pm and  6.30pm

We are delighted to announce our family panto magically appearing at Barrfields Theatre Largs this festive season will be ALADDIE - a fun filled, magical panto adventure for all ages based on the traditional tale with all the characters you know and love from Aladdin, with a Scottish twist!
 

 Save yourself ridiculous train fares and city panto prices by enjoying our panto on your doorstep for only £15 (age 16+), £12 (child) or save with our Family ticket (4 seats for £50)!

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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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ABBAMANIA’s Christmas Spectacular

Saturday 23rd December 7.30pm

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life.

COME ALONG TO THE BEST CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT EVER!

Dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come and enjoy an unforgettable night with ABBAMANIA.

ABBAMANIA are widely regarded as the UK’s Top ABBA Tribute Show with countless sensational LIVE performances to their credit which has taken them throughout Europe.

No-one can deny that ABBAMANIA have hit GOLD with their representation of ABBA at the height of their popularity.

 

ABBAMANIA will have you dancing in the aisles, creating nearly 2 hours of pure ABBA nostalgia.

From Dancing Queen to Waterloo with extra Christmas surprises!

Come along, bring your friends......let’s party!!

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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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Just Beatles

Saturday 24th Febuary 7.30pm

Just Beatles, Scotland’s home-grown ensemble of musicians, will perform their spectacular critically acclaimed show that gives you a concert experience of 120 minutes of pure Beatles’ nostalgia.

 

You’ll Get Back to where you once belonged, take a trip down Penny Lane or perhaps even Twist and Shout when you join Just Beatles as they faithfully re-create the revolutionary sounds of The Beatles.

 

Expect a set that includes tracks from the early years of the Cavern, through to the psychedelic masterpiece of Sgt. Pepper right the way to the Apple Rooftop show of 1969.The Beatles’ 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 Beatles fans, young and old, new or long-standing

Book 11 tickets only pay for 10 (cheapest ticket free). Discount applies automatically at checkout.

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Fraser Penman - A Night of the mind

Saturday 20th April 7.30pm

Artistes International Management Presents

Featured across UK radio, social media and podcasts, going viral with over 450,000 views and 60,000 likes on his Tik Tok channel, Fraser Penman is described as ”Scotland’s answer to Derren Brown”.

Known as the World’s Most Unique Hypnotist & Mentalist, Fraser combines his unique look, talent and skills to present A Night of The Mind, his hilariously entertaining family friendly show.

Book 11 tickets only pay for 10 (cheapest ticket free). Discount applies automatically at checkout.

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Totally Tina

Saturday 18th May 7.30pm

Come shake a tail feather with the UK’s supreme Tina – Justine Riddoch – and her talented cast.

This breathtaking recreation of a live Tina Turner concert celebrates the golden anniversary of the Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll’s signature tune Proud Mary. Tina’s no-holds-barred take on the song established a reputation for fearsome live performances – and those never-ending legs!  

Early hits, including River Deep - Mountain High and Nutbush City Limits, were just a taste of what was to come. We Don’t Need Another Hero, Simply the Best, What’s Love Got to Do With It, I Don’t Wanna Lose You and When the Heartache is Over propelled Tina to stadium concert stardom. 

Supported by her dazzling dancing girls in sequins, feathers and diamonds, Justine recreates those famed live performances for one night only

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Thank ABBA for the Music

Friday 6th September 7.30pm

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves.  Featuring all of ABBA's greatest and most memorable hits, Thank ABBA For The Music really is the ultimate feel good, party style tribute concert.

This two-hour theatre spectacular really does capture all the magic and excitement of one of the world's most successful and entertaining live bands. With superb vocals and clever ABBA trademark harmonies throughout, stunning replica stage costumes, a light sprinkling of tongue-in-cheek Swedish humour and plenty of audience participation, you're sure to be having the time of your life!

The band is backed throughout by interactive video projection which, at regular points throughout the show, depicts key moments throughout ABBA's musical career together with clips of interviews from celebrities and music experts alike.

All of ABBA's greatest and most memorable hits are here including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Take A Chance On Me, Mamma Mia, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), Knowing Me Knowing You, Does Your Mother Know, Fernando, Money Money Money, The Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper, Lay All Your Love On Me and many, many more.

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The Elvis Years

Saturday 16th November 7.30pm

Six decades after Elvis Presley first walked into Sun Studios in Memphis as a teenage truck driver, the story of ‘The King’ is being brought to life on stages across the UK in the form of an outstanding musical production.


‘The Elvis Years’ is an authentic concert production, featuring Mario Kombou from the highly acclaimed West End musical ‘Jailhouse Rock’ and led by legendary producer, musical director and Ivor Novello award-winner David Mackay.
The complete theatrical experience.

This energetic show is a complete theatrical experience, transporting the audience on a musical and emotional journey they will never forget. The Elvis Years features the highs and lows of Elvis’s life – including his first  legendary  Sun session, the  ‘Grand Ole Opry’ & ‘Louisiana Hayride’, the death of his beloved mother, his time in the army, the ‘Hollywood’ movie years, the ‘68 Comeback Special, and the incomparable ‘Las Vegas’ concerts. 

With a world class cast of actor/musicians, authentic costumes and nostalgic film footage, The Elvis Years features over 50 massive Elvis hits including ‘That’s Alright Mama’ , ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘It’s Now or Never’, ‘Just Can’t Help Believing’, ‘The Wonder Of You’, ‘Suspicious Minds’ , ‘American Trilogy’ and many more, as well as  lesser known tracks such as ‘Rock A Hula Baby’ and ‘Patch it Up’.

The Elvis Years cast comprises talent from some of the biggest and most successful West End shows of recent times  including Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Buddy, Return to the Forbidden Planet and many more.

Book 11 tickets only pay for 10 (cheapest ticket free). Discount applies automatically at checkout.

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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 and is a registered charity (SC052380).

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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