Town hall’s

Comic Con, box­ing drama, mu­sic, dance and magic lined up

Rutherglen Reformer - - Info.. Info.. Info.. - Johnathan Ged­des

Ruther­glen Town Hall will be wel­com­ing a wide ar­ray of acts over the next six months.

The full line- up for the venue’s Jan­uary to June pro­gramme has been un­veiled,and it in­cludes com­edy, mu­sic, drama and magic.

It all starts with the chance to go to a gal­axy far, far away when the South La­nark­shire Comic Con takes place on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 4, with guests in­clud­ing Bat­man and X-Men artist Frank Quitely and Scot­tish wrestling cham­pion Jack Jester, as well as cos­play com­pe­ti­tions tak­ing place for good mea­sure.

Scot­tish act­ing leg­end David Hay­man re­turns to the Town Hall on Fe­bru­ary 10 with The Cause of Thun­der, a one- man show about a man pon­der­ing whether he is fin­ished, as well as his coun­try’s past, present and future.

An­other Scot­tish en­ter­tainer then ar­rives a week later, as Dean Park cel­e­brates more than 40 years in showbusiness.

There will be fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment on Fe­bru­ary 18 with the McDougall His­tory Mys­tery, a mu­si­cal time­trav­el­ling tale about a fam­ily go­ing back to the past.

The play Gone But Not For­got­ten will then run for two nights, on Fe­bru­ary 21 and 22.

Star­ring May Miller, Cat Har­vey and Michelle McManus, this is what hap­pens when a fam­ily pay their last re­spects to a phi­lan­der­ing hus­band.

Some­thing of a more up­beat na­ture will ar­rive the fol­low­ing evening, when An Evening of Dirty Danc­ing takes place.

This trib­ute to the hit 1980s film is filled with clas­sic hits and buck­ets of nos­tal­gia.

There’s ro­mance of a dif­fer­ent sort on Fri­day, March 3 when Match: The Mu­si­cal is per­formed, of­fer­ing an amus­ing look at the per­ils of on­line dat­ing.

As al­ways, the Young at Heart fes­ti­val , which runs through­out La­nark­shire and is aimed at the over 50’s, will in­clude events tak­ing place at Ruther­glen Town Hall.

Winchin’, which takes place on March 10, is set in the early 1950s and fol­lows two young lassies as they start to make their way in the world, find­ing love along the way.

A trib­ute to one of the world’s big­gest rock bands is next up, with U2-360 pow­er­ing through all the big­gest hits of Bono and com­pany on March 24.

There is rock and roll of a dif­fer­ent vin­tage on March 30, with Rock N’ Roll Par­adise go­ing back to the 1950s and pay­ing trib­ute to the likes of Gene Vin­cent, Ed­die Cochran and Bill Ha­ley.

Fri­day, March 31 sees the pre­miere of the Lynch­ing, a new play look­ing at the life of box­ing cham­pion Benny Lynch, with some of O’Neil’s box­ing club set to ap­pear

Ruther­glen Re­former colum­nist Leah MacRae brings her one-woman show

Showtime Ruther­glen Town Hall will host a va­ri­ety of en­ter­tain­ment

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