Whats On at the Macphail



Scottish Guitar Virtuoso Andy Gunn brings his all new line up featuring the cream of Scottish Blues musicians on tour in support of brand new album ‘Too Many Guitars To Give Up Now’. Compared to Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan in the press, Andy has absorbed these classic influences but also honed his own style and voice over the years by the old fashioned route of wood shedding and jamming in every bar and club the length of the UK. He has also played many festivals and shared the stage with such names as Buddy Guy, Albert Collins and Geno Washington. Signed to Virgin at a young age, song writing has also been a vitally important element for this outstanding, soulful yet fiery musician and he has many heartfelt and spiritually themed songs. Support (and backing vocals) comes from wonderful Edinburgh singer songwriter Liz Jones.

Price £7/£5

Tickets available from Macphail Centre, 01854 613336 or online:





Macphail Centre

Monday 5th March


Tickets:  £8/£6 concession

France, 1560. In the foothills of the Pyrenees, Bertrande tends to her livestock and mothers her young son, seven years after her husband disappeared. One day a stranger, Arnaud, walks into her life and before long they decide to present him to the world as her long-lost husband - returned.  But is it possible that it really is her husband?

Inspired by the true story of Martin Guerre, The Return is a gripping play about the mystery of identity and the survival instinct, and asks whether we can ever truly know even those we love the best.





Community Taster Day

       Health & Wellbeing Partnership

17th March 2018  

10:00am to 4:00pm

Macphail Centre, Ullapool

Come along & try something new…

or just pop in for something to eat, a chat & a coffee!






Macphail Theatre

Tuesday 20th March


Tickets: £10/£8



Wild, outspoken and buried face down on the Isle of Harris, poet Màiri Ruadh is back from beyond the grave, with one last night to resurrect the true meaning of the cèilidh.  She has fire in her belly and is determined never to be silenced again.

Cèilidh is a new play full of live music, songs and stories.  It is subtitled and suitable for anyone with or without Gaelic, but only those ready for a cèilidh like no other!




A playful look at how friendships are built, broken and mended – a whimsical adventure featuring tents that have a life of their own, bobble hats, and of course, lots of fun in wellies!

A brand new show for audiences aged 3-5 years from Indepen-dance 4, Scotlands inclusive professional dance company.




Macphail Theatre

Monday 14th May


Tickets £8/£6

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company and National Theatre of Scotland present

Eddie & the Slumber Sisters

Meet the Slumber Sisters. An all-singing trio whose job it is to monitor our dreams and ensure that our night-time wanderings remain healthy and safe. Armed with an infinite supply of remedies, they arrive to create dreams that will help us through difficult times.

Eddie soon catches their attention. She might be quiet and reserved by day but at night Eddie’s dreams are increasingly wild, chaotic and sometimes terrifying. It’s been like this ever since her gran died. As Eddie’s grief comes out in force at night, the Slumber Sisters decide it’s time to intervene.

An interactive show from award-winning Catherine Wheels Theatre Company that with warm-heart, songs and humour explores grieving through the eyes of a child.

“an innovator in children's theatre.” The Guardian

Ages 8+
70 minutes






THE ISLE OF LOVE (Right Line Productions)                -          6th JUNE


POP UP OPERA  ROADSHOW (Scottish Opera)           -         15th JUNE


SIXFOLD (Elisabeth Schilling/Dancer)               -                  18th AUGUST


FAR FAR FROM YPRES 2018 TOUR                 -               1st SEPTEMBER


ALY BAIN & PHIL CUNNINGHAM                  -                   20th SEPTEMBER


SCOTTISH OPERA                                -                             2nd OCTOBER




SCOTT GIBSON                           -                                     26th OCTOBER



Macphail Centre, Mill Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UN, 01854 613336. macphailcentre@highlifehighland.com

The Macphail Centre is overseen by the Macphail management committee and

receives support from High Life Highland and Creative Scotland



Venue for theatre, conferences, meetings, training and the performing arts