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WINTER SEASON – January – March 2019
SPRING SEASON – April – June 2019
March sees a packed programme at the theatre with lunchtime drama and Oscar nominated films as well as a huge range of music and dance. Then, as evenings begin to get lighter and days warmer the Spring Season arrives taking everyone up to the much anticipated development of the auditorium.
TWO FOR ONE OFFERS – THIS SEASON AND NEXT
2 FOR 1 OFFERS ……………….. especially for you! Please support these performances – bring a friend, partner, someone off the street……they will love it!
Drama: Double Bill from Mull Theatre Sat 9 March, 7.30pm
Two tickets £14
An introduction to how a writer, director, designer and actors develop new writing into a finished play. Hosted by director Alasdair McCrone, playwright Peter Arnott and performed by a professional cast, these rehearsed readings give a rare insight into the process of making drama and there are opportunities to quiz the professionals involved.
Following the interval, the curtain rises on
The Electrifying Mr Johnston
By Robert Dawson Scott
The story of power – and the struggle for it – is a new play about Tom Johnston, one of Scotland’s great unsung heroes and the man who, through incredible feats of engineering, introduced hydro-electric power and changed the Highlands forever.
This political and human story sees Johnston the radical thinker, land reformer and scourge of the establishment vying with Highland landowners for access to their land to transform the lives of people in rural communities who, until as late as the 1950s, depended on oil lamps.
Film: ALL IS TRUE Sunday 14 April, 5pm. Two tickets £9
A look at the final days in the life of William Shakespeare. Directed by and starring Sir Kenneth Branagh with Dame Judy Dench and Sir Ian McKellen.
Drama: UNSPOTTED SNOW Friday 10 May 7.30pm Two tickets £14
This light-hearted theatrical romp from Mull Theatre features starvation, scurvy, cannibalism… and some jolly tunes.
It is based on the ill-fated 1845 Sir John Franklin expedition to discover the North-West passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific and its extraordinary 170 year legacy. A bold and adventurous tale of tragedy, mishap, folly, arrogance, madness and betrayal, Victorian heroism … and ruthless news management.
Music: DAIORI FARRELL Friday 7 June, 7.30pm. Two tickets £15
Former electrician, Daiori decided to become a musician after seeing Christy Moore perform. He is now considered to be one of most important singers and bouzouki players to come out of Ireland.
Daoirí has performed across the world with artists including Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Alan Doherty, Danú, Dervish and Julie Fowlis. In 2017 he won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – Best Traditional Track and Best Newcomer.