Whats On at the Macphail





Tuesday 19th September

6:30PM Macphail Theatre

Family show suitable 5+ 

£6 Adult / £4 Child 


One Man Shoe, is a delightful show for children and families, performed by Jango Starr. When the headline act fails to show up, Jango, a bumbling theatre caretaker, is suddenly thrust into the limelight and embarks on a hilarious journey of highly crafted and heart-felt silent comedy, as he magically finds his way to realise his dream of transforming into a star!  Directed byGerry Mulgrew, designed by Becky Minto with original music byPhilip Pinsky. Jango Starr’s unique style of silent physical theatre includes contemporary circus clowning, slapstick comedy, puppetry, juggling and absurd magic, bringing laughter and joy to all ages! www.onemanshoe.uk Produced by SC²ENE (sc2ene.com)






Rocket Post Workshop

Monday 25 September


Join the Rocketeer Scientists and help build a new rocket that will take your letters on a very special journey. Bring the kids, the parents, the grans and grandpas, the aunts and uncles - in fact, bring the whole family - for these exciting and creative family workshops. To book your space, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. once you have bought your tickets for the Rocket Post performance. Suitable for everyone aged 6+. Spaces are limited so will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Rocket Post

Tuesday 26th September


Family show suitable for age 6+ Tickets from link below


£6 / £4

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Based on a true story.

July, 1934. The Western Isles. A small crowd stand on a beach and watch in amazement. Eccentric German scientist Gerhard Zucker tells them he wants to bring the world together. The future is about communication. The future is about connection. The future is… ROCKETS!

Specifically, a Rocket packed full of letters to send from Scarp to Harris. The crowd gasp as he lights the fuse and the rocket lifts up into the sky and then… explodes.

His vision for the bright new future of communication disintegrates into thousands of tiny pieces that fall through the sky like snow. Mission fail. Return to sender. Back to the drawing board Gerhard. He has three days to turn his luck around. Will he make his rockets fly? Will he bring people together?

A fantastically fun new show for everyone aged six and over, Rocket Post is a raucous mix of songs and storytelling. Full of humour, heart and hope for the future, it’s a tale of miscommunication, vaulting ambition and the joyous discoveries that happen when everything goes wrong.

Written and directed by Lewis Hetherington
with collaborators Ailie Cohen, MJ McCarthy and Kane Husbands.
Presented by National Theatre of Scotland.








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