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