Performances

Check out our Spring 2019 programme below for all the latest events taking place in our centres and venues across the Borders: 

 

 

 

For online sale please follow links to Eventbrite below. We have paired up with Borders Events, so for telephone sales please call their box office on 01750 725480.

Scott Gibson: Anywhere But Here

Scott was 16 when he set off on a voyage of self-discovery… to Kavos. Where else? Charting the choppy waters of youth in a hysterical hour about hedonistic holidays, this is a story about friendship, pool parties, travel insurance and the Greek third-choice goalie.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2016.

Friday 8 February
Tickets: £12.00 
Heart of Hawick, Hawick
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:30
Show commences:  20:00
Show duration excluding interval  : 1 hour 25 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Saturday 9 February
Tickets: £12.00 
Burgh Hall, Peebles
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:30
Show commences:  20:00
Show duration excluding interval  : 1 hour 25 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly...
But The People’s Theatre Company do!
And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life - just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best-selling book!

Wednesday 13 February
Tickets: £12.00 / £10 or 4 for £40
Tait Hall, Kelso
Book online HERE

Doors open: 14:00
Show commences:  14:30
Show duration: 1 hour 05 mins ( no interval)
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Solid Gold 70s

The world’s grooviest theatre spectacular features an incredible 30+ hit songs from the decade that made superstars of ABBA, The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Mud, Gloria Gaynor, T-Rex, Candi Staton, The Nolans, KC and the Sunshine Band, Earth Wind and Fire, Tina Turner and Queen – to name but a few legendary artists.

Saturday 16 February
Tickets: £16.00 standard 
Tait Hall, Kelso
Book online HERE

Doors open: 18:45
Show commences:  19:30
Show duration excluding interval  : 2 hour
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Ahir Shah

Shah's last show, Control, enjoyed a critically-acclaimed Fringe run, culminating in a nomination for Best Show at the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Join us for his new show!

Saturday 16 February
Tickets: £12
Town Hall, Hawick
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences:  19:30
Show duration excluding interval  : 1 hour 20 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Beyond the Barricade

Beyond the Barricade features original West End/Broadway hits with amazing authenticity,  past principals from Les Miserables, and presents a block-busting show established as the nation’s favourite musical theatre concert.

Friday 22 February
Tickets: £22   
Town  Hall, Hawick
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences:  19:30
Show duration excluding interval  : 1 hour 55 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Jack Barry

In the last year, acclaimed stand-up Jack Barry has been appointed by his parents as their couples therapist. To save the marriage, he's been reading up on sex, love and relationships, but is definitely still not an expert. Come and watch him try to save everyone with his hastily learned therapy techniques.

Saturday 1 March
Tickets: £12
Tait Hall, Kelso
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences:  20:00
Show duration excluding interval  : 1 hour 20 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin’ Fiddles are one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Celebrating their 21st year in 2019, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once.

Saturday 2 March
Tickets: £18
Corn Exchange, Melrose
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences:  19:30
Show duration excluding interval  : 1 hour 50 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Acoustic Sting and Acoustic Mac

Two Edinburgh Fringe Award Winning Shows in one concert! With stripped back interpretations of The Police and Sting classic songs as well as Europe’s only acoustic show performance of the Rumours album in its entirety.

Friday 8 March
Tickets: £12 
Tait Hall, Kelso
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences:  19:30
Show duration excluding interval: 2 hours
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Steve Bugeja - Almost

Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award, Steve has appeared on shows including Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Good News (Comedy Central) and Top Tens (BBC3).

Friday 8 March
Tickets: £12 
Corn Exchange, Melrose 
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:30
Show commences: 20:00
Show duration excluding interval: 1 hour 20 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

One Night in Las Vegas – by Spatz & Co Showband

Spatz & Co 9-piece professional showband offer up a night of hit music and songs based on iconic Las Vegas performances by Sinatra, Elvis, Barry Manilow, Chuck Berry, Ben E King, Michael Jackson, Eric Claptonm, Paul Simon, Michael Buble and more!
World-class musicianship, classy, stylish performing, tasteful humour, non-stop foot-tapping entertainment!

Saturday 16 March
Tickets: £20.00
Volunteer Hall, Galashiels - DEBUT SHOW!
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences: 19:30
Show duration excluding interval: 2 hours
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Dirty Dusting 

Starring Crissy Rock  and back by popular demand! This is a heart-warming, feel good comedy which will have you rolling in the aisles and smiling every time you answer the phone. Dirty Dusting is a sex chat line that really cleans up. 

Sunday 17 March
Tickets: £20.00 / £19 (concession)
Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Book online HERE

Doors open: 18:30
Show commences: 19:30
Show duration excluding interval: 1 hour 35 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Acoustic Sting and Acoustic Mac

Two Edinburgh Fringe Award Winning Shows in one concert! Stripped back interpretations of The Police and Sting classic songs as well as Europe’s only acoustic show performance of the Rumours album in its entirety.

Saturday 23 March
Tickets: £12 
Corn Exchange, Melrose
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences: 19:30
Show duration excluding interval: 2 hours
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

GIRLS’ NIGHT OOT!

Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget with a smash hit retro soundtrack…Songs from 60s,70s, 80s, 90s and now! To prepare for a marriage all a girl needs are her friends and a guid old hen night! Banterous and bootyliciously good fun, songs include Hot Stuff, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, I'm Every Woman and many more!

*18 plus only*

Saturday 30 March
Tickets £20
Town Hall, Hawick
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences: 19:30
Show duration excluding interval: 1 hour 40 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

You Choose

Nonsense Room Productions (Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary Shows) bring you a brand new interactive musical show for all the family. But in this show YOU CHOOSE what happens! Using the picture book as inspiration and through a series of
games and challenges, each show will come up with a unique story, with different characters every time! Suitable for ages 2-7

Saturday 31 March
Tickets £10/£8
Volunteer  Hall, Galashiels 
Book online HERE

Doors open: 14:00
Show commences: 14:30
Show duration 1 hour
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

JAY LAFFERTY: WHEESHT!

With a colourful history of never knowing when to shut up, Jay has managed to get herself into – and occasionally out of – more than a few tricky situations. After a lifetime of being told to pipe down, Jay never expected the trouble that would come from holding her tongue.

Top 5 best-reviewed shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

Friday 5 April
Tickets: £12.00 
Heart of Hawick, Hawick
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences: 20:00
Show duration excluding interval: 1 hour 40 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Saturday 6 April
Tickets: £12.00
Burgh Hall, Peebles
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:30
Show commences: 20:00
Show duration excluding interval: 1 hour 40 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Pongo's Party

With a colourful farmyard and host of loveable puppet characters, Pongo’s Party is a family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds – and includes a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny himself!

Wedesday 10 April
Tickets: £10
Town Hall, Hawick
Book online HERE

Doors open: 13:00
Show commences: 13:30
Show duration excluding interval: 1 hour 10 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

The Stones

The Stones bring to the stage all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert, with a front man who looks, sounds, feels and moves like Mick Jagger himself, a young Keith Richards who belongs to the 1970s, and a band that kicks out the music with the same loose but tight feel of the Rolling Stones. The greatest tribute band in the world pays tribute to the greatest rock and roll band in the world. If you like the Rolling Stones you will need to see and hear this band.

Friday 3 May
Tickets: £18
Town Hall, Hawick
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences: 19:30
Show duration excluding interval: 2 hours
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Carl Hutchinson Live!

One of the UK’s most in-demand comics, Carl Hutchinson is set to perform his brand new show across the UK. Expect killer gags, highly entertaining stories and the trademark twisted logic that has made Carl a must-see fixture in the comedy world, it’s fair to say that 'Hutchinson has it all' (BroadwayBaby).

Sunday 12 May
Tickets: £12 
Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:30
Show commences: 20:00
Show duration excluding interval: 1 hour 20 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Elephant Sessions

WINNERS 2017 BBC SCOTS TRAD AWARDS
ALBUM OF THE YEAR. FINALISTS BBC RADIO 2
FOLK AWARDS – BEST BAND 2018.

‘The versatility of Elephant Sessions is its strength. Passionate about their culture and their origins, these Scots are using their instruments like weapons to destroy clichés...We love them’ Rolling Stone Magazine

Friday 24 May
Tickets: £14
Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences: 19:30
Show duration excluding interval: tbc
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

The Bench

A new play by award-winning Scottish writer Keir McAllister. Joe is in crisis, his life a swirling scribble of obligations. For five minutes a day he finds a little peace alone on The Bench. Sandy is mourning the loss of his Maggie. The Bench is his memorial to her memory. So begins an epic conflict. A conflict that will change them both.

A comedy about safe spaces and the people that fill them... Waiting for Godot meets Still Game.

Saturday 25 May
Tickets: £12
Burgh Hall, Peebles
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences:  19:30
Show duration excluding interval: 1 hr 25 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Friday 21 June
Tickets: £12
Heart of Hawick, Hawick
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences: 19:30
Show duration excluding interval: 1 hr 25 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Mànran

Mànran’s music has defied easy labelling due to the eclectic mix of influences on the band. With music ranging from explosive to poignant and a palpable connection to their audience, Mànran thrive on live performances and spend most of the year touring the world.

Friday 31 May
Tickets: £20
Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences: 20:00
Show duration excluding interval: 1 hour 45 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Funbox presents Pirate Party

FUNBOX , formerly the stars of the Singing Kettle will be performing PIRATE PARTY familiar favourites like ‘Over the Irish Sea’ and ‘What Shall We Do with Drunken Sailor?’ as well as brand new songs. They will entertain and enthral kids of all ages – from nought to ninety! Dress up, join in the fun and come as a pirate. There will even be the chance for some lucky people to help out on stage too! YO HO HO

Saturday 1 June
Tickets: £12 / £44 Family ticket
Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Book online HERE

Sunday 2 June
Tickets: £12 / £44 Family ticket
Town Hal,  Hawick
Book online HERE

Doors open: 13:30
Show commences: 14:00
Show duration excluding interval: 1 hour 15 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Tidelines

Tide Lines are a 4-piece band originally from the Highlands of Scotland. Their roots run from the Hebridean Islands to Lochaber; through Alness and Lossiemouth to the West End and South Side of Glasgow. Forged from the literature and music of the areas in which they grew up, Tidelines meld romantic, rural life with a record collection of classic American songwriters, and a line-up that includes bagpipes and electronics!

Saturday 8 June
Tickets: £ 15/ £17 plus booking fees
Tait Hall,  Kelso
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:30
Show commences: 20:00
Show duration excluding interval: tbc
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

The George Michael Story

Welcome to The George Michael Story, with live shows at venues across the UK - the only truly accurate tribute to George Michael. A full live band with video screens supporting the show, including video footage of George and interviews with the man himself. A fun and emotional night culminating in a finale that is guaranteed to surprise and have the audience singing along!

Friday 12 July
Tickets: £20
Town Hall, Hawick
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences: 19:30
Show duration excluding interval: tbc
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

Sarah Jayne's Dolly Parton Experience with Country Superstars

This truly unique show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 25 years and is Europe’s Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country - Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take us on a journey back through time meeting some of the most influential icons who shaped Country music history.

Friday  6 September
Tickets: £18 - £20
Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:00
Show commences: 19:30
Show duration excluding interval: 2 hr 20 mins
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*

COUNT ARTHUR STRONG- Is There Anybody Out There?

As well as being the all-round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In fact, it’s said the first word he spoke was ‘Uranus’. In his brand-new show he seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment you’ll currently find, in the world, possibly, as he wrestles with some of the big questions that other all-round entertainers shy away from.

Wedneday 9 October
Tickets: £18 plus booking fees
Hawick Town Hall, Hawick
Book online HERE

Doors open: 19:30
Show commences: 20:00
Show duration excluding interval: tbc
*Please note times are approximate and subject to change*