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OSCAR WILDE’S LORD ARTHUR SAVILE’S CRIME

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

ROCKET THEATRE This is a gripping tale of love, honour, duty, fortune-telling and murder! Lord Arthur takes his marriage vows extremely seriously, but when he has his fortune told just weeks before the wedding his destiny simply cannot be ignored… This hilarious retelling of a classic story revels in the wit of Wilde to create […]

Hiraeth

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

Created by Jesse Briton, Buddug James Jones and Max Mackintosh. Hiraeth was the winner of Wales Theatre Awards Best Production in the English Language and one of the 2014 winners of the IdeasTap Underbelly Award. With live music and welsh cakes, Hiraeth explores the decline of Welsh tradition and identity through one woman’s struggle to escape and let […]

John Muir : Rhapsody in Green

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

by Mike Maran Productions Exploring Alaska in search of glaciers with the great Scottish naturalist, as recalled by his friend, Samuel Hall Young. Adapted for the stage from the writings of John Muir Written & performed by Mike Maran Sound design by Frances M Lynch & Herbie Clarke Directed by Patrick Sandford Short-listed for the […]

Tailor Of Inverness

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

Crathes Village Hall Wednesday 17 February 2016 7:30pm Dogstar Theatre Company Suitable 10+ Matthew Zajac’s multi-award-winning The Tailor of Inverness is a story of journeys, of how a boy who grew up on a farm in Galicia (Eastern Poland, now Western Ukraine) came to be a tailor in Inverness. His life spanned most of the […]

Arabian Nights … and Days!

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

Crathes Village Hall Saturday 16 April 2016 7:30pm Shifting Sands Theatre Suitable 11+ SHIFTING SANDS THEATRE create a show that is both hilarious and moving in a refreshing and imaginative adaptation of the classic tales. The Sultan selects a young woman every night to be his new wife - every morning the new bride is executed. The fear […]

A Divine Comedy

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

Crathes Village Hall Saturday 28 May 2016 7:30pm Mike Maran Productions Suitable 11+ An almost unabridged journey through Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso in search of Beatrice. Will Mike Maran’s adaptation be as blasphemously offensive as Dante’s sublime poem? Will Mike get Dante’s girl? A mad flight of mesmerising medieval stand-up. Dante has his finger on the […]

Mungo Park

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

Crathes Village Hall Friday 9 September 2016 7:30pm DOGSTAR THEATRE COMPANY Suitable 14+ (strong language) The same company that brought you TAILOR OF INVERNESS! CAST ​Matthew Zajac as Mungo Park  with Anders Budde Christensen and Kingsley Amadi ​Directed by Martin Lyngbo Written by Martin Lyngbo and Thor Bjorn Krebs   Dogstar is delighted to be working with […]

The Dwelling Place

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

Crathes Village Hall Saturday 15 October 2016 7:30pm Jamie and Lewis Wardrop Suitable 14+  Be transported into an abandoned cottage on the Outer Hebrides. Brothers Jamie and Lewis Wardrop invite you to experience their swirling surround multimedia performance, teasing out the jarring sense of absence and the loss of a profound island culture found in […]

A Funny Valentine

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

Crathes Village Hall Saturday 3 June 2017 7:30pm Mike Maran Productions Suitable 15+ (Does NOT contain explicit content)  It’s 1961 and Chet Baker is in jail in Lucca. Voted best trumpet player in the world only five years earlier, now he’s doing time in an Italian jail for drug offences. Italians strolling around the town […]

The Sky Is Safe

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

Crathes Village Hall Saturday 9 September 2017 7:30pm Dogstar Theatre Company Suitable 12+ (References to Violence)  Two characters meet on the opulent streets and shadowy alleys of Taksim, the commercial heart of Istanbul where every conceivable transaction takes place.  She is a Syrian refugee, he a privileged westerner from northern Europe. What follows is a […]

The Deep

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

Crathes Village Hall Friday 16 March 2018 7:30pm 10ft Tall Theatre Suitable 14+ Swearing (mild or occasional) The Deep by Jon Atli Jonasson (Adapted and translated by Graeme Maley) Supported by Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding Based on a true story. 1999. The North Sea. A young fisherman who, in the midst of an unresolved […]

Brilliance

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

Crathes Village Hall Friday 9 November 2018 7:30pm Farnham Maltings Suitable 10+ The Night the Light Came ‘This Autumn Farnham Maltings are touring the width and breadth of the country with their latest theatrical event Brilliance: a 90 minute celebration of our ability to connect and find the light in a bright new world. Their […]

Did You Used to be R.D. Laing?

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

SOLD OUT Crathes Village Hall Friday 22 February 2019 7:30pm Mike Maran Productions Ages 12+ ‘Did You Used to be R.D.Laing’  - the story of the controversial Scottish psychiatrist who rose to fame spectacularly in the 60s, denounced normality for being mad, opened safe houses where schizophrenics could voyage safely through their madness, retreated to […]

Cracked Tiles

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

Crathes Village Hall Friday 4 October 2019 7:30pm Lorenzo Novani   Ages 14+   Within the walls of his crumbling inheritance a man speaks with his deceased father, what could he possibly discover? ‘Powerful and moving, a captivating monologue’ The Scotsman ‘His father seemed like an ordinary, hard-working man but Riccardo knows that somewhere in the […]

Iona Fyfe Trio

Crathes Hall Crathes, Banchory

Crathes Village Hall Saturday 23 November 2019 8:00pm Iona Fyfe    Aberdeenshire folksinger, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. Winner of Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018, Iona has been […]

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