PREVIEW: Still Game to Beauty and the Beast – top events heading to Beacon Arts Centre
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The arts centre is not only raising the roof with comedy shows, musical tributes and gripping theatre performances – it’s also hosting up and coming artists and giving the community a vital chance to get involved in the arts.
The stars of Glasgow’s famous TV comedy Still Game are lifting the lid on the show’s secrets with a special People Huv Tae Know audience with Gavin Mitchell, Paul Riley, Sanjeev Kohli, Jane McCarry and Mark Cox, coming to the Beacon on Wednesday, October 4, 7.30pm.
It will be the first of three appearances for Jane McCarry at the Beacon as she takes a starring role in the Beauty and the Beast panto, which runs from December 9-31 and family-fun show, Misty’s Magical Adventure, on Saturday, October 21.
Wet Wet Wet’s Marti Pellow will appear on Sunday, October 15, as well as a charity concert featuring The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland for the Soldiers’ Charity and the Scottish Fire Brigades Heritage Trust, Friday, October 6, 7.30pm.
Other highlights include the world premiere of visual theatre production Plinth, which will examine the role of statues, on October 12, 7.30pm, and amateur productions of My Fair Lady and Jack and The Beanstalk in November.
But the Beacon does more than theatre. Its gallery space showcases emerging artists and supports them as they start out in their careers. The airy space hosts thought-provoking exhibitions, curated by internationally renowned artist Fraser Taylor.
Michael grew up near the Firth of Clyde and was inspired by trips ‘doon the watter’ with his father, who worked on the area’s famous paddle steamers.
Lesley Davidson, acting joint director of Beacon Arts Centre, said: “There really is something for everyone to enjoy at the Beacon and we are always thrilled to welcome audiences from the local community and further afield.”