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Experience Barrfields Theatre

Upcoming Shows
2024

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ABBANOON TEA

Saturday 2nd March Noon - 4PM

Join us for an afternoon of music with Abba Voyage Tribute.
Table of 6 £150 *Save £30*
Table seat £30
Balcony Seat £15

Tickets for Table seats include Afternoon Tea, Glass of Fizz/Soft Drink and Entertainment from Abba Voyage Tribute.
Tickets for balcony seat excludes Afternoon Tea.

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It’s Behind You

Saturday 2nd March 7.30 PM

The Largs Players brings the one act play “It’s Behind You” telling the story of the tense, comic, emotional, humorous relationship offstage between a panto Dame and the silly boy characters!

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The McDougalls in Toyland

Sunday 3rd March 1pm

The McDougalls in Toyland A Magical Singalong Adventure - Live on Stage

 

All aboard the toy land train! Join everyone’s favourite children’s theatre company in a spectacular stage show for all the family.

 

Have you ever lost a favourite toy?  They’ll be living in TOYLAND! A magical land over the rainbow full of talking teddies, jolly jigsaws and dancing dollies!

 

Join Max, Auntie Aggie and Morag the Rabbit as they go travelling on the Toyland Train, and help return the missing toys to their rightful owners back home.

 

Packed with singalong songs such as Miss Polly Had a Dolly and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, this five star family show is the perfect day out with the kids - filled with musical mayhem and bucket loads of audience participation.

 

Find out more about this spectacular stage show, PLUS the latest news and offers, by following The McDougalls on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

 

Don’t forget - bring YOUR teddy bear along to the show!

 

“With the colourful sets, the energetic characters and the wonderful music, this is 5 star family fun!” UK Theatre Net

Running Time: One hour.

Recommended for children up to ages 9.

Written by Ruairidh Forde & Ryan Moir.

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Largs Amateur Operatic presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Wednesday 13th March - Saturday 16th March
Wed to Fri 7.30pm
Sat 2.30 pm and 7.30pm

Dazzling lights, swinging songs and a bad boy to melt your heart – don't miss this fabulous production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realise that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy. Billy is given a chance to make good, but is it too little too late, or will a lucky star save him and those he loves? 

Voted best musical of the 20th century by Time Magazine, this timeless classic features hit songs including 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and 'If I Loved You'. Jo Davies's vibrant production is filled with magical moments, stunning choreography and breathtaking music. R

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Opera Highlights Spring 2024

Saturday 23rd March 7.30pm

A troupe of talented singers, including Scottish Opera’s 2023/24 Emerging Artists, traverse Scotland to bring an original piano-accompanied production to venues across the country. This vibrant, one-of-a-kind show is created specifically for Scottish Opera each season. Director Laura Attridge (The Miserly Knight and Mavra 2022) brings her signature storytelling to this year’s tour and, alongside designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, creates an unforgettable experience that adapts to every venue.

Flinging four singers and a pianist into the oh-so-familiar setting of a wedding reception, they explore the highs and lows of love in opera. This year's programme is curated by Derek Clark and includes music from the likes of Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, and Tchaikovsky, as well as a world premiere by Toby Hession.


Music Director/Pianist James Longford
Performers Inna Husieva, Lea Shaw, Shengzhi Ren, Ross Cumming
Director Laura Attridge
Designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita

★★★★★ - The Herald
“Delightful, uplifting, and ambitious, this is an operatic tour to please all comers.” - Quinntessential Review

Tickets from £18, and £6 for under 26s.

Kindly supported by Friends of Scottish Opera, Forteviot Charitable Trust and Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust.

For more information: https://www.scottishopera.org.uk/shows/opera-highlights-202324/

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When we were Young

Thursday 11th April 7.30pm

‘When We Were Young’ takes the audience back to 1990s Glasgow where gang culture was at its worst and takes them on a nostalgic emotional rollercoaster, as they follow the lives of one of the many young teams who polluted the street corners. 

This production is both a hilarious and eye opening look back to 1990s Glasgow as well as a heart-breaking story of stolen youth.  

Glasgow Theatre Review

Suitable for audiences aged 16+.
Strong Language, Adult Humour and knife crime.

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International Magic & Variety Show

Saturday 4th May 7.30pm

Experience an unforgettable night filled with world-class magic, jaw-dropping illusions and astonishing visual delights. Brought to you by The Scottish Association of Magical Societies this one-night-only event features a stunning display of some of the best international magic and variety entertainment.

A true variety show in every sense featuring large-scale illusions, hilarious comedy, captivating circus skills, ventriloquism, extraordinary sleight of hand and even a European champion of magic!

Hosted by award winning comedian, Billy Kirkwood, this magic show promises to be unlike anything you have EVER seen before! Your expectations will be blown away by this unmissable one-off experience.

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The Big Fab Comedy Show with Larry Dean

Friday 17th May 7.30pm

A rip-roaring night of live stand-up comedy starring the TV names you know and love alongside some of the hottest up-and-coming talent from across Scotland and the UK. Presented by Scotland’s original home of live comedy, Gilded Balloon.

 

BBC Breaking the News star Jay Lafferty will host the show alongside Stephen Buchanan (Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club), Josie Long (Comedy Central, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order), Sam Lake (Dave’s Comedy Guide to Life) and topping off the show, following appearances on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, House of Games and many more, the unstoppable Larry Dean!

 

*Line-up is subject to change in exceptional circumstances. In the event of a line-up alteration, a performer of similar calibre will be added. Refunds will not be offered.

Age restriction 16+

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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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Magic of Musicals

Friday 31st of May 8pm

New date!

Join us for a fantastic evening of musical theatre entertainment by local performers backed by a fabulous live band as we journey through the ages of musical theatre!

This cabaret concert is a benefit performance with all proceeds supporting Largs Youth Theatre, a local charity resident in our theatre who have been bringing theatre arts education to local children for over 20 years.

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Meatloud - Bat Out of Hades

Saturday 1st June

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 Bubble Show

Saturday 24th August 2pm

We travel the World to bring you our unique blend of Physics, Art - and lots of Bubbly Fun! Our Bubbleologists are trailblazers in the Science of Soap Bubble Art, pioneering many original and novel tricks in our pursuit of Bubble Art Nirvana.

Bubble Entertainment is fun to watch, versatile, leaves no mess behind, and can be used as part of a learning experience for small groups as well as spectacular shows for huge audiences.

Whether it’s a STEAM based show, a sensory workshop for SEND schools or an exciting bubble display during a festival, indoors or out, in large or small settings, the versatility of Bubbleology gives your event that extra bit of bubble magic!

Contact our Bubble Display Hosts, who are happy to help with any international event, with Bubbles, or our management skills and contacts we are happy to advise at events both at home and abroad.

No pushchairs or car seats allowed in the theatre.

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The Scrubbers - Here we go again

Saturday 31st August 8pm

They’re back - after 4 years these local lassies bring the banter and musical laughs back to Barrfields with THE SCRUBBERS: HERE WE GO AGAIN!

 

Table seating £17 or get a group of 6 seats for £90, saving £12! Balcony seating is £15!

 

The first 6 table groups of 6 booked will receive a free bottle of fizz!

 

Over 18s only (cheeky language and themes!)

 

Bar service available, no outside food or drink permitted So……. Get oan the group chat and rally yer pals for a night of laughs and guid times!

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Thank ABBA for the Music - The 50th Anniversary

Friday 6th September 7.30pm

In 1974, ABBA’s iconic Eurovision Song Contest performance of Waterloo made history, with their victory propelling the band to international stardom.

 

On their brand-new tour Thank ABBA For The Music celebrates the global pop phenomenon’s legendary night with a special 50th Anniversary live concert.

 

Featuring all of ABBA’s greatest hits including Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Super Trouper, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! SOS, Take A Chance On Me, Voulez-Vous and of course, Waterloo and many more!

 

Complete with a dynamic cast of outstanding singers, dazzling choreography and interactive video projection, early booking is advised for what promises to be a high-octane extravaganza for ABBA lovers everywhere.

 

As always ABBA and 70’s fancy dress is optional … but encouraged!

www.thankabbaforthemusic.co.uk

Disclaimer: Thank ABBA For The Music is a tribute show and is not affiliated or endorsed by the original artist or management company.

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The Addams Family

Wed 9th October - Friday 11th October 7.30 pm
Saturday 12th October 2pm & 7.30pm

The Largs Players brings the amazing comedy musical of The Addams Family with the characters and chaos of the worlds favourite darkly comedic family of misfits!

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Oh What a Night!

Saturday 19th October 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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A Scottish Comedy Collective

Saturday 26th October 8pm

Join us on the main stage at Barrfields Theatre for this truly awesome touring performance of “A Scottish Comedy Collective”!

 

Come along and witness 4 of the most entertaining comedians on the Scottish comedy circuit perform together in one incredible show. Sit back and be entertained as Graham Mackie, Chris Forbes, Cubby and Raymond Mearns guide you through a night of laughter and hilarity!

 

Experience side splitting stories, howlingly funny observations on life And astonishing one liners that will leave you gasping for breath!

 

So don’t miss out! Join us for what is simply going to be an unforgettable night of comedy entertainment!

 

Chris Forbes

Star of Scottish BAFTA winning comedy show, 'Scot Squad’, Chris Forbes is also a three time Scottish Comedy Award winner. He has gigged all over the world from America to Australia and has supported Kevin Bridges on tour. Chris is also known for creating a series of sketches as his comedy character Duncan, The Other Murray Brother with legendary tennis Mum, Judy.

Cubby

Come watch as blind comic Cubby attempts to take the stage! Unlike his glasses his performance will be a fantastically worthwhile spectacle! Sit back and enjoy as this Britains Got Talent contestant delivers an energetic performance full of striking one liners, hilarious stories and views on his life experiences. Do not miss it. Do something he cant and come see him. You are guaranteed to have a blinder!

 

Simon Cowell – You are really, really really funny!

Amanda Holden – Thought you did brilliantly!

David Walliams – It was hilarious!

Alesha Dixon – You’ve got naturally funny bones!

Unseen Comedy

Graham Mackie

Graham is a seasoned circuit stalwart who has been gigging regularly on the scene in Scotland for over 15 years and there's just no substitute for experience. Graham's claim to fame is that he has gotten himself into the final of the "Scottish Comedian of The Year" competition FOUR times! Nobody else has ever achieved this remarkable feat and it's a testament to the talent and determination of the big man. Down to Earth and just plain funny is the only way to describe Graham Mackie who has drawn some very fine material indeed from his dysfunctional home life

Raymond Mearns

Raymond Mearns is one of the UK’s busiest circuit comics and can be seen regularly performing at venues all across the country and frequently on the International Comedy Circuit.

Successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows every year from 2011 till 2022 (except 2020) have shown Raymond’s considerable ability to keep his stand-up fresh, relevant and most of all extremely funny.

Described by Frankie Boyle as ‘a genuine improvisational genius’, Raymond is universally regarded as one of the best and most consistent comedians in the land.

Age restiction 18+

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Tuesday 12th November 7.30pm

The Simon and Garfunkel Story (The International Hit Show)
 
Following SOLD-OUT performances in London’s West End, a Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story continues to stun audiences across the globe, making it a must-see international sensation. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, the international hit show also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia,Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!
 
"Fantastic” - Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2
"Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage

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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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Singin' I'm no a Billy He's a Tim

Friday 24th January 7.30pm

A play exploring bigotry and ethnic identity, “Singin' I'm No A Billy, He's A Tim” is a phenomenon in Scotland where it has sold out countless nationwide tours, a sensation at the Edinburgh Festival and now touring Internationally.

Written by Des Dillon and Directed by Stephen Cafferty. With Scott Kyle (Outlander, Angels Share, Kajaki and Winner of Stage Award for Acting Excellence), Colin Little (River City, Fried, Gasping, The Secret Agent) and James Miller.

Croat vs Serb, Catholic vs Protestant, Celtic vs Rangers... When tribal factions clash can reason ever prevail?
What happens when on the day of the Old Firm Match, you lock up a Celtic and Rangers fan in a cell together?

Fireworks!
And a weird kind of unity.

Age Guidance: Ages 16+ : Show contains strong language.

Image by Maxim Ilyahov

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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.

We are a registered charity (SC052380), Barrfields Theatre User Group, comprised of local volunteers whose role it is to promote the theatre, book professional touring productions, and provide technical and front of house volunteers for performances.

The venue itself is managed by KA Leisure, any questions about the building and infrastructure should be directed to them.

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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Greenock Road, Largs, KA30 8QJ

01475 689777

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