The Swallow Theatre

Oskar’s Amazing Adventure

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Monday 3 April : 3.00pm

Oskar’s amazing adventure tells the tale of a puppy who leaves his snowbound home in the mountains in search of a friendly animal to play with.
Suitable for 2-8 years

Adult : £5 / Child : £3

An evening with Late Bloomers and The Cochranes

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Thursday 6 April : 7.30pm

Blues, bluegrass, folk and acoustic singer-songwriters from our local region.

Tickets : £10

Friends’ Early Bird : £9

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The Swallow TheatreMay 12, 7:30pmSwallow TheatreStewart and Frank will perform in this lovely venue in Dumfries and Galloway featuring lots of new material from their forthcoming release. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are looking forward to a music double-bill from Wigtownshire duos Late Bloomers and The Cochranes (from The Old Bank Book Shop) here at The Swallow Theatre on 6 April!
http://swallowtheatre.co.uk/production/an-evening-with-late-bloomers-and-the-cochranes/

We are looking forward to a music double-bill from Wigtownshire duos Late Bloomers and The Cochranes (from The Old Bank Book Shop) here at The Swallow Theatre on 6 April!
swallowtheatre.co.uk/production/an-evening-with-late-bloomers-and-the-cochranes/
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Give Me Your Love

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swallowtheatre.co.uk/production/give-me-your-love/

Give Me Your LoveMar 20, 7:30pmSwallow TheatreMONDAY 20th March 2017 7.30pm

Give Me Your Love - a seriously funny play informed by medical research and real-life testimonies. Tell your friends and spread the word - innovative theatre at its best from a London based international touring theatre company who brilliantly know how to produce unconventional, innovative and yet at the same time, accessible theatre.

“I swear, you’ll have never seen anything quite like it” THE INDEPENDENT

“Ridiculusmus at their best” THE STAGE

Nominated twice for prestigious INTERNATIONAL MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL AWARD, and winners of many other awards such as the TIME OUT LIVE Award, ADELAIDE FRINGE Award, TOTAL THEATRE AWARD for Best British Productions, and HERALD ANGEL AWARD for Innovation.

Theatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods of Ridiculusmus are back with a funny, fragile and profound fable based on groundbreaking medical research and real-life war testimonies.

Give Me Your Love premiered at Arts House, Melbourne in November 2015 and packed out a three-week run at Battersea Arts Centre in January 2016.

Zach has withdrawn into a cardboard box in his kitchen. His friend Ieuan attempts to deliver him a capsule of MDMA as a cure for his post-traumatic stress.

“Haynes and Woods play nimbly with delusion” Observer

Give Me Your Love is the second instalment of Ridiculusmus’s three-pronged investigation into innovative approaches to mental health. Informed by the latest scientific research, it explores the healing potential in altered states of consciousness.

Give Me Your Love was commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and Arts House, Melbourne. It has been supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England; the Wellcome Trust; Royal Victoria Hall Foundation; the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts; Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University and the City of Melbourne through Arts House and its Culture Lab programme.

“You have to admire the dedication of Woods and Haynes, who are also the writers and directors, in acting with legs, hands and voice alone. Sharp points are made through comedy...”
The Guardian

“An eerie, gently trippy exploration of drugs and mental health.”
Time Out

Read an article about this production on The Skinny:
www.theskinny.co.uk/theatre/interviews/ridiculusmus-on-the-use-of-mdma-in-ptsd

OTHER DATES:

MARCH
16 Wyeside Arts Centre
17 Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan
19 Kirkgate, Cockermouth
20 Swallow Theatre, Newton Stewart
22 House, Plymouth
23 Norwich Playhouse

MAY
3 North Wall, Oxford
4-5 Albany Theatre, London
9-13 Exeter Bike Shed
14 Merlin, Frome
17 Aldershot Arts Centre
20 Jersey Arts Centre
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About

Distant view of the Swallow Theatre site PictureThe 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).

To read about how this unique venue was created please click the button below.

Become A Friend

Swallow Theatre at night photographWhy not become a Friend of The Swallow Theatre and support the work of both the theatre and the associated Swallow Theatre charity whilst enjoying some benefits in return?

The Swallow Theatre Association

Swallow Theatre Wall Plaque PictureThe Swallow Theatre Association, is 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.

Creative Retreat

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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, refreshment room (The Sumner Room) and the on-site self catering accommodation.

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

We will be adding our technical facilities and venue information to the website in the near future. In the meantime please contact us using the button below.

Theatre and Venue Hire

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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 (The Sumner Room) can be hired for meetings and classes.

If you think the venue might be suitable for something you are considering, please talk to us.

We will be adding our technical facilities and venue information to the website in the near future. In the meantime please contact us using the button below.