Entries by Maggie Mackay

A New Year Full of Delights

A new year heralds a new season at the Eastgate with more than 50 performances, screenings, talks and classes in a brand-new winter programme that promises escape, inspiration and the joyful pleasures of simple things.

New Faces at the Eastgate

2023 begins as a year of change at the Eastgate Theatre. Caroline Adam, General Manager of the venue for the last 15 years is handing over the reins, at the beginning of January, to Deborah Gallagher who becomes Director of the theatre.  In December 2022 Ian Jenkins stood down as Chair of the Board of Directors to be replaced by Jamie Hill; Courtenay Drakos joined as temporary Technical Manager; and Erin Hogan Thompson joined the staff as Assistant Venue Manager.

Eastgate Launches Full Festive Line-up

With a first full festive line-up since before the pandemic, the Eastgate Theatre’s Christmas programme is already in full swing, with sublime pantomime silliness from Tweed Theatre being followed by outstanding drama on screen, a yuletide feast of Buddy Holly hits, plus austerity-busting music and razor-sharp comedy.

David Hayman in Peebles

With film and tv credits that include The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Taboo, Trial & Retribution and Macbeth – and currently starring on screen in Fisherman’s Friends: One and All – David Hayman is one of Scotland’s most respected actors.

Relive the Battle of Mt Ventoux

Cycling fans are in for a treat at the Eastgate Theatre on 16 Sept when 2Magpies Theatre tours its production of Ventoux – a dramatic retelling of one of the most memorable stage races in the history of the Tour de France.

Star Turns This July

The Eastgate Theatre welcomes some seriously big guns in July with performances by The Unthanks, a special club night hosted by James Yorkston, plus Ralph Fiennes in blistering form in an exhilarating new play from David Hare for the National Theatre.

Seeking Soul and Salt Spray

A writer and historian of many talents, David Gange’s first books were cultural histories of the nineteenth century, but this equally acclaimed nature writer also has a deep love of the mountains and the sea – a passion that brings him to the Eastgate Theatre as a headline speaker at the Peebles Outdoor Film Festival on 18 June.

Adventures Inside and Out at Film Festival

The Peebles Outdoor Film Festival returns for a second summer spin at the Eastgate Theatre this month (17-19 June) with a weekend full of outdoor experiences, award-winning adventure films from around the world and an intriguing trio of headline speakers.

Music to make the Ears Glad

Folk music of the most exquisite kind takes centre stage at the Eastgate Theatre over the next fortnight with performances by some of the finest talent from either side of the Irish Sea.