Mancub – Cumbernauld Theatre

Award winning playwright Douglas Maxwell’s Mancub opens on 1st October at Cumbernauld Theatre, and features Brennan Artist David James Kirkwood.

This magically comic and thoroughly compelling play explores the intensity of emotions in family life and the tribulations of growing up as a teenager in a contemporary Scottish town.

Facing all the usual struggles of growing up: our unlikely hero Paul, struggles for understanding from his father and mother, struggles to work out just how to get a girlfriend, and struggles to save a goal in football.

But perhaps the biggest struggle he secretly faces is with his own emotions as his sense of reality seems to be shifting around him. Very soon, what’s real and what’s not real, start to merge into one in an intense confusion of belief and identity.

Thrillingly theatrical, by turns, this striking play is a remarkably magical, memorably comic and intimately tender story.  All told by Scotland’s most admired popular playwright, Douglas Maxwell.

For tickets and more information, click here.

W-Hat About? – Fuora Dance Project

W-Hat About? is a brand-new children’s dance-theatre performance by the enchanting dancers of Fuora Dance Project celebrating grandparents who help us to grow up, teaching us to be brave when life is difficult, helping us to fight our fears and destroy the barriers between others and ourselves.

The performance is an interactive celebration of the importance of intergenerational family ties enriched by a humorous take on the combination of Italian and Scottish cultures. Audiences can learn words in Italian subtly exploring the moral content of the importance of commitment as well as learning from our mistakes in order to grow.

This international tour starts with a free performance at Kingsford School, Aberdeen on 2nd December. See more information here.

SCRIBBLE – Assembly Roxy Downstairs

David James Kirkwood will perform in SCRIBBLE on 26th August 2017.

Bran flakes, anxiety and gravity. The smallest moments in history. The largest events in the universe. Blink and you’ll miss it. This scribble from your chest. New writing about mental health and supernovas from Andy Edwards, directed by Amy Gilmartin. Winner of the inaugural Assembly Roxy Theatre (ART) Award.

Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound

One of the most distinctive composers of her generation, Daphne Oram cut a trailblazing path through uncharted musical territory. In 1942 a seventeen-year-old Daphne attended a séance which inspired her to forge a career in music. This led to her co-founding and becoming the first director of the world-famous BBC Radiophonic Workshop, (birth-place of many of television’s early Sci-Fi themes, such as Doctor Who).

In a career spanning more than 30 years, she worked with opera singers, classical composers and rock and roll stars. She released several records, influenced the teaching of music in schools, wrote a book on her personal sound philosophy (An Individual Note) and continued always to pursue innovation, learning and teaching her craft – often as the only woman in that professional environment.

Don’t miss David James Kirkwood as he tours with this new and exciting production. Tickets can be found for the initial shows at the Tron here. The show then travels to The Lemon Tree, Eden Court, the Traverse, Eastgate Theatre, MacArts and Dundee Rep.