Gladys, Elsie and Olive are three cleaning ladies who are about to be “put out to pasture” by their overzealous office manager Dave. Feeling they have little chance of gaining employment elsewhere, the ladies have to boost their falling income!
A chance wrong number requiring A Sex Chat Line rings into the office and gives them a great idea….. “Why not run a Sex Chat Line?” After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from their boss….they could be onto a winner!!
Needless to say……things don’t go entirely according to plan.
“Dirty Dusting Telephone Sex” – A Chat Line that Really Cleans Up
This is a heart warming feel-good comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles and smiling every time you answer the phone!
Written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, this production is directed by Leah Bell who injects this hilarious play with a fresh and lively approach coupled with her own unique style.
Crissy Rock (Hit TV Series Benidorm and I’m a Celebrity)
Leah Bell (Comedienne and actress)
Dolores Porretta Brown (Stage and TV actress)
Introducing Lee Brannigan
From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the dizzying heights of their success in the 50’s & 60’s the songwriting genius of Neil Sedaka and ‘Howie’ Howard Greenfield will go down in musical history as one of the most successful partnerships of all time.
This show is packed full of hits such as Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, [Is This The Way To] Amarillo, Stupid Cupid and of course Oh! Carol, masterpieces made famous not only by Sedaka but also other well-known performers like Connie Francis, Tony Christie, Tom Jones and LaVern Baker.
The wonderful vocal talents of Damion Scarcella and Belinda Wollaston, backed by their band, take to the stage to bring you a show dedicated to celebrating these two giants of the song writing world with two hours-worth of songs and the stories behind them.
Andrew Wasylyk is the alias of Scottish writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Mitchell. Cinematic nostalgia, elements of Baroque pop and the influence of classic 1970s songwriters come together in a diverse collection of ten songs which comprise his debut album, “Soroky”.
The record is the ninth to date on which Mitchell has featured; he joined alternative rock band Idlewild in 2014, and has released six albums with ongoing Dundee indie-pop group The Hazey Janes along with the acclaimed debut of psych duo Art Of The Memory Palace.
He returns to the theatre with an expanded line-up of guest musicians for a special one-off performance of “Soroky” for the first time in his hometown.
Together Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music. Mike Russell has described them as “probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next.
2016 sees Aly and Phil mark many milestones. This will be their 30th year of working together, Aly turns 70 (hard to believe!) in May and Phil also celebrates 40 years as a professional musician. To celebrate they plan some surprises on their annual trip round Scotland including a nostalgic backdrop of images from all those years along with the release of a new album.
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Since their debut album in 2007 LAU have picked up four awards for ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the individual members have all won multiple awards and recognition for their acclaimed solo works. LAU has also appeared on TV on Later…With Jools Holland (BBC 2 TV).
LAU comprises Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) and together they continue to effortlessly bridge the seemingly diametrically opposed worlds of acoustic folk tradition and electronica.
‘LAU are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best.’ – The Guardian
Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years’ is the World’s most authentic sounding theatre show of its kind. With moving and powerful live performances and multimedia, the show takes a chronological journey through the music and behind the scenes of the greatest ever folk-rock duo.
Returning to Gardyne, their show features interviews with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, original movie footage and mind-blowing live performances of hits like Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, Homeward Bound and the incredible Bridge Over Troubled Water.
Come along and relive the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel in what the BBC described as ‘a must see’ show.
“Not just your average tribute” – BBC Radio WM
“That could really be Simon & Garfunkel” – BBC Radio Nottingham
Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads – such as the theme to Schindler’s List and Andy Statman’s beautiful Flatbush Waltz -are all featured. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires – plus a few surprises along the way – hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship, a show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!
CHRISTIAN GARRICK – violin
EDDIE HESSION – accordion
KELLY CANTLON – double bass
ADRIAN ZOLOTUHIN – guitar, saz, balalaika, domra
“Back by popular demand, the fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet…” - Times
“Last night we went, with friends, to see The New Budapest Cafe Orchestra. It was the most exciting, inspiring and uplifting evening. The whole event was a delight and everybody in the audience were stamping and shouting for more. Thank you for bringing such class entertainment to our area. More of them please, we would certainly love to see the BCO again.” – Anon
Michael Mainieri is an award-winning jazz vibraphonist and composer, best known for his work with Steps Ahead, the incredible jazz/fusion group widely admired for its ambitious music.
In the 1980’s, advances in music technology took jazz in new directions, and Mainieri was among the first to grasp its potential by synthesising electronic sounds with the organic cool of the vibraphone to create something entirely fresh and new.
Mainieri has taken the vibraphone beyond its limits in a long and colourful jazz career that includes performances with Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Zappa and Joe Lovano. His primary focus however, continues with Steps Ahead, and this vibrant concert series with the SNJO sees the opening of a new and exciting chapter.
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PLEASE NOTE: Pre-concert talk – 6.45 pm
Tickets: £19.25 (£17.50 + £1.75 booking fee), 16-25 yr olds with an SNJO Youth Card £6.75 (£5 + £1.75 booking fee), *free to under 15’s (£1.75 booking fee applies)
*Free tickets are not available online, please call 01382 434940. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult 18+
Sandi Thom was the first singer/songwriter ever to gain global stardom and a major label record deal through the use of webcasting. There may have been a backlash – it happens when anyone does anything ground-breaking – but there’s no getting away from the fact that she was the first pioneer of what was a huge turning point in the music industry.
But it’s a long way from that global smash – ‘I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)’ launched from webcasts in a London basement – to where proud Scot Sandi Thom finds herself today with an amazing, eclectic, highly credible body of work behind her… and an amazing new album ahead.
She has recorded in Nashville and LA, has worked with top producers and songwriters, has written for important media outlets like The Daily Beast, has graced the stage of the legendary Royal Albert Hall, has played at Glastonbury, has performed on stage with Brian May, Alice Cooper and George Michael and is now embarking on a brand new groundbreaking chapter in her career as she produces her new album ‘Weapons of Past Destruction”
Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit.
Songs such as ‘Bend Me Shape Me’, ‘Hello Suzy’, ‘( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice’ are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent ‘Gin House’ to Andy’s future musical collaborations.
Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Richard and Linda Thompson, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Lane, Linda Ronstadt, Roddy Frame, Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, the Bee Gees, Jeff Beck, The Impressions, Lonnie Donegan, Ringo Starr, Steve Gadd, David Sanborn, Benmont Tench, Warren Zevon, Charlie Watts, Mary J. Blige, Dave Edmunds, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty, Chris Rea, Buddy Guy, Chris Barber, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Pete Townshend… and hundreds more.
Andy Fairweather Low – Guitar & Vocals
Dave Bronze – Bass & Vocals
Paul Beavis – Drums
Nick Pentelow – Sax & Clarinet