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The Swallow Theatre is a 50-seat venue in rural Dumfries and Galloway, and is located about three miles from Whithorn (Scotland's earliest Christian settlement and one of its very oldest towns) and ten miles from Wigtown (Scotland's book town).

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Machars Movies new programme is out!

Swallow Theatre shared The Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway's photo.

Machars Movies new programme is out!
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Catch up on the community's new season of films at Machars Movies. @MacharsMovies will be carrying all the details as well as lots of little bits and pieces about the cinema and films in general.

Many of the followers of The Swallow Theatre will have known David Sorrill who was the treasurer of The Swallow Theatre Association (the charity linked to the theatre) for many years.  David was also a member of All Saints Church, Challoch, and a concert has been arranged there in his memory.  Please see the details below:

Swallow Theatre shared All Saints Episcopal Church, Challoch, Newton Stewart's photo.

Many of the followers of The Swallow Theatre will have known David Sorrill who was the treasurer of The Swallow Theatre Association (the charity linked to the theatre) for many years. David was also a member of All Saints Church, Challoch, and a concert has been arranged there in his memory. Please see the details below:
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This should be a good evening:

The Man Who Would Be King - Dumfries & Galloway

Swallow Theatre shared Dawn State's event.

We are thrilled to be presenting Dawn State Theatre Company's exciting production of The Man Who Would Be King on 27th and 28th September 2016 as part of Wigtown Book Festival. Tickets are selling fast! Get yours now from wigtownbookfestival.com or www.swallowtheatre.co.uk.
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The Man Who Would Be King - Dumfries & Galloway

Sep 27, 7:30pm

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A tale of greed, adventure and ruin inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s classic mercenary yarn. bit.ly/kingkiplingtrailer This is the story of Peachy Carnahan and Daniel Dravot; soldiers-for-hire amidst the shifting borders of the Middle East. Tired of the mercenary life, Peachy and Daniel have come up with a plan; head to northern Afghanistan, enslave the natives, and install themselves as kings. Dawn State ('A fantastic upcoming company' - British Theatre Guide) combines searing text, bold physicality and original music to bring Kipling's ground-breaking novella to life in a thrilling new play exploring Britain's place in the world today. After storming the Edinburgh Festival in 2014, The Man Who Would Be King is back - bigger and bolder than ever - and heading to the Swallow Theatre this September. 'A frankly outstanding production, filled with wit, charm and fascination.' ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide 'Flawless... Already looking like a group of theatre-makers to watch out for.' ★★★★ The Stage www.dawnstate.co.uk Adapted and directed by Dan Coleman Designed by Andrew Riley Performed by Christopher Birks and Dan Nicholson Music composed by Dan Nicholson Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The Budapest Cafe Orchestra

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The Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Sep 13, 7:30pm

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The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. �Beautiful ballads, such as the theme to Schindler's List, together with mournful Klezmer melodies, raucous Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are all encountered. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way - a show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube! Don’t let their trilby hats fool you! These are serious musicians, with two of the country’s most revered international soloists nestled at the heart of proceedings. Exemplary accordionista Eddie Hession has accompanied the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, José Carreras and Chris Rea. Christian Garrick is one of Europe’s most celebrated jazz violinists and his CV boasts Dame Cleo Laine & Sir John Dankworth, Wynton Marsalis, Nigel Kennedy and Duffy. Adrian Zolotuhin is the group’s Russian representative on domra, balalaika and guitar. Veteran bass-man Kelly Cantlon is a former Vagabond, of Jimmy James and the Vagabonds, and chief orchestra charity clothing expert. Tickets cost £12 and can be bought online (no booking fee) at www.swallowtheatre.co.uk or by telephone 01988 850368 (please leave a message and we will phone you back).

Charity Jazz Music Night

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Charity Jazz Music Night

Sep 9, 7:30pm

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Charity Jazz Music Night in aid of Save The Children Featuring Euan Stevenson and Konrad Wiszniewski Presented by The Swallow Theatre Association Euan Stevenson is an award winning Scottish pianist and composer. He has performed and worked alongside some of the finest jazz vocalists throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. Konrad Wiszniewski, saxophonist and composer, has worked extensively with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and has toured throughout the UK, USA and Europe with renowned jazz outfit Brass Jaw. Tickets cost £10 and are available from www.swallowtheatre.co.uk or telephone 01988 850368.

Become A Friend

Why not become a Friend of The Swallow Theatre and support the work of the theatre whilst enjoying some benefits in return?
*Priority booking
* Mailed brochure
* Advance notice of new shows
* VIP invitations
…and more.

Swallow Theatre Association

The Swallow Theatre Association, a registered charity which has been affiliated to the theatre since 1997.

The Association supports events that would not be viable in such a small rural venue, such as the Youth Drama Summer School, some professional theatre, and classical music.

When you become a Friend of The Swallow Theatre you also automatically become a member of The Swallow Theatre Association.

Theatre & Venue Hire

The Swallow Theatre and the refreshment room are both available for hire at very reasonable prices.

The Theatre can be hired for small conferences (up to 50 people), talks, presentations, classes, rehearsals and performances.

The refreshment room can be hired for meetings and classes.

Creative Retreat

For creative companies and individuals who want to get away from it all and have focussed production development or rehearsal time. We can offer packages that include the use of the theatre and the on-site self catering accommodation.

We can also offer lighting design, sound design and production photography services.