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MUSIC NIGHTS AT THE Q CLUB - Astoria 
MUSIC NIGHTS AT THE Q CLUB - Astoria

Quarrymens Arts Centre, Creetown, DG8 7HG

Fri 2nd August 2024 7.30pm

Local band who travel across Scotland and Uk performing original material and covers - entertaining ,young and contemporary, heavy rock to soft ballads, Astoria have it all.

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SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL 
SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL

Theatre Royal, Dumfries

Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th August 2024 7pm (and 2pm Sat/Sun)

M&N Productions presents School of Rock! Based on the hilarious smash hit paramount movie, follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by pretending to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school "Horace Green''. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, mind-blowing rock band to compete at the "Battle of the Bands". The musical features songs like "Stick it to the Man", "You're in the Band" and "Where did the rock go". This musical will get you rocking in your seats!

The show is recommended for audiences aged 6 and over. Parental discretion is advised as the show contains occasional strong language. 

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Working Lives' Walking Tour of Dumfries With local historian Ian Gasse 
Working Lives' Walking Tour of Dumfries With local historian Ian Gasse

Dumfries Museum, Dumfries, DG2 7SW

Sat 10th August 2024 10.30am

Meet at Dumfries Museum.

A chance to find out more about the lives of working people in Dumfries with local historian, Ian Gasse. Visit places connected with protests, strikes, food riots and Chartism. Discover the stories behind the struggles of the people of the past to achieve working rights and better pay, to guarantee their access to food and to the vote.

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Kolin Grainger 
Kolin Grainger

Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club, Dumfries, DG1 2DF

Sat 10th August 2024 7.30pm

Looking for a delightful evening filled with music and entertainment? Look no further than Kolin Granger's tribute to the iconic tunes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. With his soulful voice and charming stage presence, Kolin will transport you to a bygone era of music and style. You'll find yourself tapping your feet and humming along to classic hits like "Fly Me to the Moon", "That's Amore", and "Mr. Bojangles", among others. So come on down and enjoy an evening that's sure to leave you feeling happy and nostalgic.

After dinner the music is more up tempo as Kolin performs his own Cabaret spot with hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Drifters.

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THE STRAITS 
THE STRAITS

Theatre Royal, Dumfries

Fri 16th August 2024 7.30pm

The Straits UK are made up of six musicians all with a passion for delivering quality music and performance every time. 

From Newcastle Upon Tyne ("the very heart of Dire Straits"), the idea to form a tribute to Dire Straits originated with the frontman and drummer, who happen to be father and son. They have both been lifelong Dire Straits fans, meaning attention to detail is second to none. 

Performing all the hits from The Dire Straits back catalogue, with authenticity that has been likened to 'listening to the real thing' by many. 

Come with us to experience and re-live the unmistakable guitar and keyboard sounds of the Alchemy, Wembley '85, On Every Street tours and much more! 

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ARTIE'S SINGING KETTLE - GREATEST HITS 
ARTIE'S SINGING KETTLE – GREATEST HITS

Theatre Royal, Dumfries

Sun 18th August 2024 1pm & 3pm

Artie is bringing the original Singing Kettles packed full of clues to his Greatest Hits. "Spout, handle, lid of metal, What's inside the Singing Kettle?" A whole bunch of songs that will take adults on a nostalgic trip back to their youth and entertain a whole new generation of children too. "Bunny Fou Fou", "Aiken Drum", "Ten in the Bed" or "The Eelly Alley O". Which one would be in your Top Ten? Bring Granny too and we'll promise not to "Shove Granny Aff the Bus". Dress up in your Favourite Colour when you come to the show.

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The Gondoliers at The Crichton 
The Gondoliers

The Crichton, Dumfries, DG1 4ZE

Tue 20th August 2024 7pm

Set in picturesque Venice, this light-hearted operetta will whisk you away to a world of blissful romance, barbed satire and comedic chaos. Two charming gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, suddenly find themselves elevated to the status of royalty. Each tasked with choosing their Queen from a bevy of beautiful women, hilarity ensues when the rightful Queen arrives demanding to know which of the men is her husband. As the plot thickens and the absurdity reaches its peak, love triumphs, and the gondoliers discover that happiness lies not in noble titles but in the simplicity of true love.

The witty lyrics of Gilbert and catchy melodies of Sullivan are expertly brought to life by Illyria, who have been captivating audiences all over the world for more than thirty years. Performed in the great outdoors, 'The Gondoliers' promises an enchanting evening of laughter, music, and will leave you with a song in your heart. Featuring impeccable comedic timing and exuberant performances this is one Illyria production not to be missed.

Running time (approx): 2hrs 20min (inc 20 minute interval)
Suitable for all ages.


Please bring your own seating/rug, suitable clothing and a picnic.
Well-behaved dogs on leads are permitted. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Tickets available from Midsteeple Box Office


GARY MEIKLE - NO REFUNDS 
GARY MEIKLE - NO REFUNDS

Theatre Royal, Dumfries

Thurs 22nd - Fri 23rd August 2024 8pm

Ladies & Gentleman! Gary Meikle is back yet again with another self-written, self-deprecating show to leave you all short of breath again. Last year "Papa" as he is becoming more commonly known as, because the 1st ever comedian worldwide without an agent (his choice) to be granted a full working visa for the USA and is keen to keep on showing why. 

Gary's tour this year promises to deliver, he will reluctantly share his newer role in life being a kept man, by the lady that kept him of course being his ever-growing smarter granddaughter, Gracie. Who intelligently but more essentially rips the piss out of her Papa daily. A few stories to note are when she blatantly points out that he's got "moobs". She also embarrasses him by telling the truth about his tattoos to a stranger that he is trying to impress. She explains in detail how her Papa isn't THAT famous and how she calls him a bad name without meaning it. There are literally too many Gracie and Papa stories to cover but as usual Gary will go off on tangents and delve into the workings of his on mind. 

He will tackle subjects such as: rejection issues of men and women, what it was like being a 14-year-old hormonal boy, how it is ok for men to be overtly feminine now, cold showers, mosquitoes on holiday and much more. If you can guarantee one thing from Gary it is that he will work, his 5'8 ass off to make sure everyone that sees him live wants to come back for more. Your laughter makes up for the rejection he suffered in his earlier years, and he will thank you all individually if you choose to come along to his meet and greet, pre-show that he will be doing at every single show again. 

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The Hound of the Baskervilles at The Crichton 
The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Crichton, Dumfries, DG1 4ZE

Sat 24th August 2024 7pm

Who killed Sir Charles Baskerville? Can anyone prevent the same fate befalling the young Sir Henry Baskerville? Is a monstrous hound really roaming Dartmoor? Why is someone systematically stealing Sir Henry's shoes? And how does a ghostly hound manage to leave vast paw-prints and other unwelcome evidence of its existence? The original and greatest literary detective of them all, Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant Doctor Watson, tackle the most baffling case of their careers in this faithful, cheeky but chilling adaptation.

Mystery and intrigue reach new heights as the legendary detective duo navigates the treacherous moors and the enigmatic curse that haunts the Baskerville family. From the eerie moonlit landscapes of Dartmoor to cryptic clues, this gripping adaptation promises an irresistible blend of tension and wit.

Performed in the great outdoors by Illyria, prepare for an unforgettable evening of mystery, intrigue and things that go 'grrrr' in the night!

Running time (approx): 2hrs 20min (inc 20 minute interval)
Suitable for ages 8+


Please bring your own seating/rug, suitable clothing and a picnic.
Well-behaved dogs on leads are permitted. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Tickets available from Midsteeple Box Office


Haunted Highways Tour - SOLD OUT 
haunted highways general

Dock Park Free Parking Area, Dumfries, DG1 2QL

Sat 24th August 2024 7pm - 9.45pm

Screaming hags, eyeless phantoms and a menagerie of unearthy creatures... Join our intrepid team for a bus trip with a difference!

Led by award-winning storytellers and real-life paranormal researchers - Mostly Ghostly - our eerie excursion will take you along famously active stretches of what is believed to be Scotland's most haunted road - the A75...  

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Swede Dreamz 
Swede Dreamz

Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club, Dumfries, DG1 2DF

Sat 24th August 2024 7.30pm

Mamma mia!
Get ready to channel your inner dancing queen (or king), as the fabulous Swede Dreamz tribute act are on their way to The Cairndale.

Enjoy a four-course dinner and prepare for an evening of entertainment as Swede Dreamz takes the stage, delivering a captivating blend of ABBA's greatest hits. Sing along to hits such as "Dancing Queen," "Waterloo," and "Money, Money, Money."

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THE ULTIMATE BUBBLE SHOW 
THE ULTIMATE BUBBLE SHOW

Theatre Royal, Dumfries

Sun 25th August 2024 1pm & 3pm

Experience the best in soap bubble entertainment. Join Ray, International Bubbleologist and Guinness World Record Holder, and help him in his quest to complete the bubble game and make the ultimate bubble.

This is a fast paced show full of high energy and surprises as Ray uses various different gases to create incredible bubble sculptures, effects and magical displays.

Watch in amazement as Ray creates a volcano bubble, a soap bubble carrousel, a bubble ghost and even a tornado inside a bubble!!!!!

Join Ray and see if he can make THE ULTIMATE SQUARE BUBBLE...

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LADYBOYS OF BANGKOK - 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR  
LADYBOYS OF BANGKOK

Theatre Royal, Dumfries

Wed 28th August 2024 5pm & 8pm

25th ANNIVERSARY THEATRE TOUR!

This BIG anniversary show has a glamorous cast of 16 in a fun-filled, outrageously funny new production - with more glitz and star-spangled sassiness than you can squeeze into any of your party nights out!

Packed with the biggest floor fillers from your favourite music superstars, performed by the biggest showbiz divas in the world! 

The Lady Boys of Bangkok is where London's West End meets Hollywood and Broadway every night of the week. This is the greatest and most fabulous evening of entertainment, a true celebration of 25 years of fun!

Grab your friends! Warm up your vocal chords! Get your dancing shoes on! 

It's time to celebrate! 

Never rude or crude! It's is Cheekier and Funnier than ever!

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Soul & Motown Night 
Soul & Motown Night 

Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club, Dumfries, DG1 2DF

Sat 31st August 2024 7.30pm

Scotty D's journey began at just 12 years old, playing guitar and vocals in his family gospel group, "The Imperial Gospel Singers." From there, he went on to join multiple bands across the globe, including the "Alabamas Soul Band" in Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife, Spain and "Soul Connection" in Hamburg, Germany.

Returning to Tenerife, Scotty joined the "Temptations Show" in the Soul Suite, performing as a solo act and as a member of the "Temptations, Four Tops, and Drifters Shows." He also became a member of the Northern Soul act "Soul Sensation," performing at venues around the U.K.

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