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‘Heartbreaking’ Death of a Salesman leads theatre ‘Oscars’

Dundee Rep’s version of the Arthur Miller classic Death of a Salesman triumphed at the Scottish theatre “Oscars” today.

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Boo, hiss! It's the Demon King.

What a dame!

It’s panto season - oh, yes it is! - and Rothesay audiences have been treated to yet another fantastic community pantomime courtesy of Achievement Bute and Bute Theatre Co.

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An outdoor performance of Shakespeare's The Tempest takes place on Sunday, June 19, at Mount Stuart.

The Tempest at Mount Stuart

An outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest takes place in the grounds of Mount Stuart later this month.

Mount Stuart Visitors' Centre. (Photo by John Lord)

Scottish Opera’s ‘theatre in a lorry’ on Bute

Scottish Opera will be visiting Bute today as part of its ‘theatre in a lorry’ tour.

Charlie Sheen reveals all about THAT meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Charlie Sheen reveals all about THAT meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has revealed big screen comeback plans after admitting for the first time that his public ‘meltdown’ was a result of dealing with his HIV secret.

The cast of Home Fires, Broken Sons on stage at Mount Stuart on Saturday, April 16.

Mount Stuart play tells WW1 stories from home and the front

The Three Wee Crows Theatre Company brought some of the sobering stories of the impact at home of the First World War to Mount Stuart on Saturday.


IN PICTURES: Achievement Bute’s ‘Play in a Day’

Children from Achievement Bute’s ‘Dramabox’ club showed off their theatrical talents on Friday at a ‘Play in a Day’ event at Rothesay Joint Campus.

Mount Stuart was used as a military hospital during the First World War.

New WW1 production coming to Bute

The Three Wee Crows Theatre Company has joined forces with Argyll and Bute Council and Mount Stuart to bring a free performance of a new work combining theatre, music, poetry and visuals to Bute.


VIDEO: ‘Queen of Winter’ sends a shiver round Rothesay

The Queen of Winter - Cailleach Beira - was brought to life in vivid fashion just before Christmas at the first performance of a new puppet play created on Bute.


VIDEO: Bute community pantomime is a smash hit

Bute’s community pantomime, Puss In Boots, played to two packed houses at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

The interior of the Isle of Bute Discovery Centre Cinema - venue for 'Cailleach Beira - Queen of Winter'.

Rothesay cinema to host brand new puppet production

A brand new family production is coming to the Discovery Centre’s cinema in Rothesay in the run-up to Christmas.

Rehearsals are well under way for Puss In Boots, being performed at Rothesay Joint Campus on December 11 and 12.

New home for Bute community pantomime

This year’s Bute community panto will be performed on December 11 and 12 - and the pace of rehearsals is quickening as the first night looms.

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This year's Bute community pantomime has a hard act to follow after 2014's hugely successful production of Robin Hood, featuring, among others, Gary Haworth as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Bute panto rehearsals start tonight

The first rehearsal for this year’s Bute community pantomime takes place at Rothesay Joint Campus tonight (Tuesday) - but there’s still time for you to get involved.

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VIDEO: The story of Rothesay’s ‘Pavilion People’

Rothesay Pavilion’s Closing Weekend Festival began in spectacular style on Friday with a one-night-only performance of the ‘Pavilion People’ community drama.

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Rothesay storyteller Alison Clark - pictured with one of her puppet creations at an event in the town's Skeoch Woods on August 29 - is looking for help staging a puppet play in the run up to Christmas.

Rothesay storyteller seeks puppet actors

Rothesay storyteller Alison Clark is looking for help in staging a play for puppets on the island later this year.

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VIDEO: ‘Pavilion People’ with Achievement Bute

Rehearsals are well under way for a community drama performance telling Rothesay Pavilion’s story as part of a ‘closing weekend’ next month.

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Creative Scotland is the main funder of Mull arts organisation Comar.

Urgent talks held on Mull arts crisis

Talks have taken place this week in a bid to find a solution to an arts crisis on Mull which, it’s been warned, could have dire consequences for the cultural landscape across Argyll and Bute and beyond.

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Mull Theatre's last visit to Bute was with its production of Michael Healey's play The Drawer Boy in October 2013. The cast included Alasdair McCrone (pictured on stage as Barrie), who has now been made redundant as the organisation's creative director.

Mull crisis ‘could hit Argyll and Bute arts scene’

A crisis in the arts scene on the island of Mull could have dire consequences for the artistic sector throughout Argyll and Bute and beyond.

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Former Rothesay Primary School pupil, Grant Lawson, has enjoyed success in a starring role in 'The Plaza Suite'.

Former Rothesay student sets sights on Hollywood

A former Rothesay Primary pupil is hoping that his starring role in a college production of The Plaza Suite will set him on the path to following in the footsteps of fellow Glasgow Clyde College graduates who have enjoyed successful careers in Hollywood.

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VIDEO: The Magnificent Organ

Madcap musical mayhem was the name of the game on Sunday afternoon in Guildford Square when ‘The Magnificent Organ’ rolled into Rothesay.

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