Whats On at the Macphail



from the red chair

Monday 13th March 2017 

7.30pm Age 14+

Ticket price £8 and £6 conc

About The Red Chair 

The Red Chair is the surreal story of a dysfunctional family whose father literally eats himself into a chair. This epic ballad lies somewhere between a Grimm’s fairytale, an absurdist ghost story and a parent’s guide on how not to bring up children.

This unique solo storytelling performance is told in a rich and saucy Scots dialect with physical verve, a wee dram of whisky to oil the way and a musical score that rolls in like mist over the hills.

The Red Chair is based on acclaimed Scottish performer Sarah Cameron’s original book, a surreal ballad that lies somewhere between a Grimm’s Tale, an absurdist ghost story and a parent’s guide on how not to bring up children. 

Watch the trailer here.




Saturday 25th March 2017 
Ticket Price £12 and £10 Conc
Grant Stott

: “Following up his appearances in the sold-out, Fringe First-winning "Kiss Me Honey, Honey" and "Willie and Sebastian", Grant takes a look back at some of the funny, strange, awkward and bizarre moments that have happened to him from his time working in the police, radio, telly and panto. What was Daft Davie trying to say to his Mum on the radio? How did a well-known Rangers players name make Grant say the worst possible swear word live on air? And how did that song about Fife come about?”



Friday 21st April, 2017


Tickets £8 and £6 Conc 

Crazy Glue

Inspired by Etgar Keret’s short story

They have a car in the garage, a chicken in the pot and a child on the way. But is that enough to make true love stick?

Crazy Glue follows the comedic roller coaster of a couple’s romance as they move from the blossoming of first love through to the thornier terrain of married life. Inspired by the physical comedy of Buster Keaton and the madcap absurdity of Looney Tunes, Single Shoe Productions fuse clown, mime and dance into a universally accessible show that reveals the mad, messy, sticky side of love.



Mahler Symphony No. 10

7th – 10th June 2017

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Mahler in Miniature concerts. We will perform Mahler’s final work, the Tenth Symphony, in a chamber arrangement by Michelle Castelletti.  We will also work once again with composer Peter Longworth and premiere a new composition which will itself be inspired by Mahler’s Tenth. The tour will involve return visits to Ullapool and Inverness as well as our debut performance in Lossiemouth Town Hall.

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Peter Longworth New Commission
Mahler Symphony No. 10 (arr. Michelle Castelletti)

Wednesday 7th June, 8pm Macphail Centre, Ullapool
Friday 9th June, 8pm Lossiemouth Town Hall
Saturday 10th June, 8pm Inverness Cathedral

Tomas Leakey conductor

Tickets will go on sale in spring 2017 via our website and other outlets – please check our website and social media pages for announcements.


Scotland’s best-kept musical secret” Michael Tumelty, The Herald

These concerts are generously supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland as well as the Garrick Charitable Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Hope Scott Trust and the Hugh Fraser Foundation. We also thank our corporate sponsors, Scott-Moncrieff Business Advisers and Accountants and HRI-Munro Architecture. Furthermore, these concerts would not be possible without the support of our many generous private donors, who supported us both in our crowdfunding campaign of June 2016 and throughout our existence.





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JB new poster


Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management proudly present: 

King of the one-hundred-liner’

★★★★Daily Telegraph

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming here to warm up his brand new show WINGING IT in autumn 2017!

It will have been 3 years since his last tour and WINGING IT is gearing up to be his biggest and best yet.  John is very much looking forward to this new adventure and can’t wait to be back on the road again. 

John has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including ‘John Bishop’s Australia’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ (BBC1); ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’ (Sky1); ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1); ‘The John Bishop Christmas Show’ (BBC1) and ‘John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure’ (ITV1).  More recently his new series ‘John Bishop: In Conversation With…’ sees him chatting, one to one with some of the UK’s biggest names.

John has also been a regular on ‘A League of their Own’ (Sky1) as well as a host of The Royal Variety Performance.

‘Home is not only where Bishop’s heart clearly and endearingly is – it’s where his art is, too.’


Daily Telegraph

‘His Supersonic show easily confirms that John Bishop has finally

taken on the mantle of Britain’s top comic’


Daily Mirror


The Times



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