David Morgan – BLAMMO!

DOORS OPEN: 7:00 PM STARTS: 7:30 PM  book online

David Morgan loves a great many things; boys, television, lists of three things… He’d love to tell you about them. You might have seen him getting over excited on shows like Virtually Famous on E4, Sweat the Small Stuff on BBC Three or Big Brother’s Bit on the Side on Channel 5. You may have seen him being cruel, in a loving way, to celebrities on a weekly basis on ITV2’s Safe Word.

Part of The Glasgow International Comedy Festival  http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/

Louise Welsh Introduces Andrew Michael Hurley & Lorna Gibb

19th Mar 2016 • 4:30PM – 5:30PM • Mitchell Library book online

Louise Welsh introduces two debuts with a gothic feel. In Andrew Michael Hurley’s The Loney, two brothers and their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney every year. Many years later the Loney reveals its dark secrets. Lorna Gibb’s A Ghost’s Story presents the mysterious spirit writings and biographical outpourings of Katie King, this famous and enigmatic spirit celebrity. Is she a profound and curious consciousness guided into this realm by the faith of true believers, or the cheap trickery of parlour cheats and exploitative swindlers?

Part of Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival http://www.ayewrite.com/

Graham Fagen with Louise Welsh – Come into the Garden, and Forget About the War

18th Mar 2016 • 6:00PM – 7:00PM • Mitchell Library book online

Graham Fagen, one of Glasgow’s most accomplished artists, discusses his new exhibition ‘Come into the Garden, and forget about the War’ with Louise Welsh. Graham’s exhibition represented Scotland at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale in 2015 and will be opening at Hostpitalfield, Arbroath on 19 March.

Part of Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival http://www.ayewrite.com/

Patrick Harvie MSP – The Books That Made Me

18th Mar 2016 • 6:00PM – 7:00PM • Mitchell Library book online

Patrick Harvie, is Scottish Green Party Co-Convenor. Patrick was elected as a regional MSP for Glasgow in May 2003. Before Parliament he worked in the sexual health field, for PHACE Scotland (now part of the Terrence Higgins Trust) and had brief stints at a recycling charity, a phone line for teenagers, and the Inland Revenue. He’s been involved with issues from asylum and civil liberties to sexual health and food policy and was a very high profile presence throughout the Yes campaign in the independence referendum. He’s a science fiction fan so expect there to be some SF in his choices of his favourite books.

Part of Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival http://www.ayewrite.com/

Jackie Kay – A Modern Classic

15th Mar 2016 • 7:30PM – 8:30PM • Mitchell Library book online

To celebrate the publication of the Picador Classic edition of her novel Trumpet (with a new introduction by Ali Smith), we are pleased to welcome back the fabulous poet, playwright, novelist, children’s author and broadcaster, Jackie Kay. Jackie is going to read from a selection of her work including her recent collection of short stories Reality, Reality and her most recent collection of poetry, The Empathetic Store.

Part of Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival http://www.ayewrite.com/

LGBT Innovators & Love Song to Lavender Menace

Village Pub Theatre & James Ley

To celebrate LGBT History Month, Village Pub Theatre is taking over the Traverse Bar Café for two nights with short plays under the theme of ‘LGBT Innovators‘. There will also be a reading of James Ley’s new play Love Song to Lavender Menace.

www.villagepubtheatre.co.uk / @pubtheatre

Date & Time Tue 23 – Wed 24 Feb, 7.30pm
Tickets Full price £6.50 See our Box Office for full pricing and booking information.
Venue: Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Bar Café

Note: Contains strong language and adult themes. Audience interaction possible.
Age Recommendation 14+

Love Song to Lavender Menace is an LGBT Youth, LGBT History Month Cultural Commission, Funded by Creative Scotland

End Of The Rainbow

King’s Theatre Glasgow
Tue 26 – Sat 30 Apr

End of the Rainbow
By Peter Quilter
Starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland
With Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater

Join Judy as she makes her explosive London come back at the height of the swinging sixties. This fiercely funny and emotionally charged play finds the once-glittering star sparring with her new fiancé, her devoted accompanist, and her own demons. Filled with Garland’s legendary tenacity, razor-sharp wit and once-in-a-generation voice.

Featuring Garland’s most memorable songs The Man That Got Away, Come Rain Or Come Shine, The Trolley Song and of course Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

End of the Rainbow stars Lisa Maxwell (Loose Women and The Bill), Gary Wilmot (Me and My Girl and Chicago) and Sam Attwater (EastEnders and Dancing on Ice)..

“There are moments in the theatre when you lean forward in your seat, with shivers racing down the spine, and realise there is nowhere else on God’s earth you’d rather be. End of the Rainbow is one such occasion…One of the greatest musical performances I have ever witnessed.”

Daily Telegraph

* * * * * The Times

* * * * * Sunday Express

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* * * * * Independent

Reviews from previous production.

End of the Rainbow is an emotional drama which offers you the chance to get to know the broken and at the same time, brilliant woman that Judy became.

Please note: Contains strong language, recommended 14+

http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/end-of-the-rainbow-2016/kings-theatre/

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical

King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Tue 29 Mar – Sat 2 Apr, 7.30pm
Matinees 2,30pm 30/31 Mar + 2 Apr
Tickets £12.50 – £45.00 book online

Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, returns to Glasgow due to overwhelming popular demand – starring West End theatre and boyband Blue’s Duncan James as Tick!

Based on the smash-hit movie, the feel-good international hit sensation Priscilla is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of.

With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance floor classics including I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife, rush to get your tickets today for this wildly fresh and funny hit musical that will take you on a journey to the heart of fabulous!

‘Hugely entertaining… insanely glitzy’
Daily Telegraph

‘The best feel-good show since Mamma Mia!’
Sunday Express

‘Ingenious…spectacular…a big hit musical!’
Evening Standard

Age guidance: 15+

Christ On A Bike

Wild Cabaret
Sunday 27 March 19.00

£10/£8 book online

JC’s in trouble. With only 12 Twitter followers, he is taking time away from the call centre in the sky to tout for recruits the only way he knows how: love and wind machines. In biblical fashion and sweat repellent robe, he sets the record straight about the lost years of his life and death. Join him in an exploration of the angsty songwriting teenager, the spin class instructing graduate and, cruci(fixion)ally, the immortal disco-dancing lifestyle Guru who saved mankind. Prepare for revelations and Febreeze in this interactive satirical comedy. The greatest story never told.

Part of The Glasgow International Comedy Festival  http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/

Scott Agnew – Souvenirs

The State Bar
Saturday 26 March 19.30

£8/£6 book online

Scott’s 2016 show forms the sequel to his five star (Scotsgay & Broadway Baby) 2012 Fringe hit ‘Tales of The Sauna’. This time he moves out of the steam room and into the living room.

Blistering tales and astonishing anecdotes to take the breath away.

Part of The Glasgow International Comedy Festival  http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/