Top acts in New Year
Hamilton Town House is gearing up for an exciting year ahead.
The South Lanarkshire venue has a bumper programme of events lined up for 2019, with something for everyone.
The popular Hamilton theatre kicks off with Sweet Caroline, the ultimate tribute to Neil Diamond featuring Gary Ryan, as seen on Stars in Their Eyes, on February 13 at 7.30pm.
Sweet Caroline takes the audience on a musical journey and celebrates 50 years of a legend.
Back by popular demand in Hamilton is the American Wrestling show, on March 2 at 7pm. Who doesn’t love the wrestling? Well now is your chance to come along and see superstars live in action. Cheer the good guys! Boo the bad guys! A brilliant family day out.
The popular children’s show, Room on the Broom, flies into Hamilton Town House in February.
With two shows adapted for the stage from the best-selling book by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, it takes the audience on a spellbinding adventure.
From the creators of The Gruffalo this show is a magical, musical delight for children aged three plus.
Love me Tinder is a heart-warming tale of friendship, music, love, laughter and dating, and you can catch it at the Town House on February 19.
It features an all-star cast of May Miller, Michelle McManus, Cat Harvey, Liam Dolan, Andrew Agnew, Johnny Mac and Joanna Kaczynska. Three Glaswegian work colleagues and pals embark on internet dating for the first time with hilarious consequences.
Find out how loveable girls get on, from creating their match-making profiles to speed dating and discovering the joys and perils of swiping right to avoid being left on the shelf.
Their mates Big Davie and Ryan offer the often side-splitting male perspective, while Cupid fae Cumbernauld is working his magic quietly in the background.
For more details on any of these shows, visit www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk. SHIRLEY BARTYNEK
As the panto season draws to a close there is still time left to catch Aladdin at Motherwell Theatre.
The successful show extended its run, giving pantolovers extra time to fit it into their festive holiday break.
Spillers Pantomimes will be performing Aladdin until Sunday, January 13, with all the traditional panto ingredients.
Packed full of family fun, there will be laugh-outloud comedy, spectacular sets and costumes and even some 3D action.
Join Aladdin on an adventure from rags to riches, with a flying carpet and a wish-granting genie, as he woos the princess and tries to escape an evil sorcerer.
The pantomime is produced and directed by Spillers Pantomimes, and production director Bev Berridge said: “Spillers are returning for our 13th year to produce the pantomime at Motherwell Theatre. “Every year is different, and this year is no exception. “We have a magical flying carpet, which is rather spectacular and have also introduced a fantastic 3D element, so the audience can feel like part of the production.”
Motherwell Concert Hall venue manager Craig Smart added: “We are delighted to have Motherwell Shopping Centre on board as this year’s sponsor.
“The shopping centre is an integral part of the local area, and as the panto has become ingrained in local tradition, it was an obvious choice.
“We are also grateful to have the support of Arts & Business Scotland through the Culture & Business Fund Scotland.
“The support of both parties has allowed us to make this year’s panto even bigger and better than previous years.”
Tickets can be booked by calling 01698 403120.
Popular venue Hamilton Town House
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