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Mull Theatre at Victory Hall 16/04/19

Mull Theatre at Victory Hall 16/04/19

Mull Theatre production, Unspotted Snow by Peter Arnott is coming to The Victory Hall in Benderloch on Tuesday 16th April at 7.30. Tickets £10 or £8 under 26 years. Tickets available from Terry Donovan on
terry@backwoodsman-stoves.co.uk or 01631 720498 or on the door.
A melodrama in two parts, with music, commissioned by Mull Theatre directed by Alasdair McCrone, production design by Alicia Hendrick. A new work based on the tale of the ill-fated Franklin expedition to discover the North-West Passage and it’s extraordinary 170-year legacy. This light-hearted romp is a play of two halves… the first set on the barren ice floes of the Arctic and the second in the equally inhospitable environment of Lady Jane Franklin’s drawing room. Unspotted Snow is a bold and adventurous tale of tragedy, mishap, folly and arrogance, of starvation and madness, of scurvy and cannibalism. It is a cautionary tale, with some jolly tunes, of true-blue British heroism and ruthless news management.
Actors 
Beth Marshall as Lady Jane Franklin and an Inuit woman                 
Alan Steele as Dr John Rae and Chalmers, a Scottish sailor
Alan Mackenzie as Lt. Frank McLintock and Lt. Fleming, both naval officers

Kirsty Findlay as Miss Sophie Cracroft and an Inuit woman 
Alasdair McCrone as Professor Hopkins, a noted hydrologist, and a mysterious guest
In 1845, Sir John Franklin and 129 men sailed off in search of the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific by way of the North coast of Canada. They were never seen again…
After nine years, news of the expedition was at last brought to London by the remarkable Orcadian explorer and physician John Rae, who worked for the Hudson’s Bay Company. The news he brought was both tragic and grizzly. Unfortunately for Rae, this was the wrong story – true, but wrong, and very much not the story that Victorian England wanted.
The tale of the expedition itself has fascinated the general public, scientists and explorers for over a century and a half. From early findings of frozen corpses and a few artefacts to the very recent discoveries of the expedition’s boats, the Erebus (found 2014) and the Terror (found 2016), successive generations have been enthralled by the ambition and derring-do of the explorers and by their terrifying, macabre fate.
Here’s a link to the 2019 Arctic Return expedition, and an article from the BBC website which will give some background to the storyline of Unspotted Snow:
https://arcticreturn.com/?fbclid=IwAR0Yn_BGBiOY84EO6hxIn3PHLQc2KT2W3qf65Uyl5uM9e6fCNLzJ7MMm-Ok
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-47611240?fbclid=IwAR02OsPJHhE9rMl-_Rs-WetTYURUbReDGxL1-SXwHH8ttEox9qADAgX17wA

2019 panto announcement!

We are excited to announce the next panto will be Camelot!

Coming to the Corran Halls from 4th – 7th December 2019. More info will follow regarding auditions, ticketing etc but put the dates in your diary now!

Fiddler Tickets on sale now

Fiddler Tickets on sale now

We are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale at the Corran Halls for our upcoming musical, Fiddler on the Roof.  Pop in to see them or call 01631 567333 to get your tickets now.

The show previews on Wednesday 20th February followed by performances on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February at 7.30pm.  Tickets for the preview show are all £6 and the following performances prices are from £6.50 up to £36 (family ticket).

So don’t miss out on this much-loved show when it comes to Oban in February.

Merry Christmas

We hope you all have a very merry festive season!

We are so excited to bring our next musical Fiddler on the Roof to the Corran Halls from 20th-23rd February.  Tickets go on sale from the box office on 7th January but if you can’t wait till then click here and select your choice of seats.   Use discount code FIDDLER10 at checkout for 10% off your booking (excludes preview night on 20th Feb)

 

Cinema’s monthly musicals!

Did you know that the cinema in Oban has started a new event called monthly musicals?  Once a month on a Sunday they are showing popular musical films.  Amazing right?!

The first one was a great success so lets do our bit to support this. The next one is Grease on Sunday 28th October at 5pm.

Don’t need much more of an excuse to have a singalong with like-minded folk!

See you there.

Ellie

 

31st May – rehearsal cancelled

Hi everyone

Just to let you know that unfortunately we’ve had to cancel tonight’s rehearsal for the summer show as the Rugby Club is being used tonight.  Our apologies for the short notice.

We will back to normal next Thursday!

Kind regards

Ellie

And our Spring musical is …

And our Spring musical is …

Spotlight Musical Theatre Group are proud to announce that our next musical will be “Fiddler on the Roof” performed in March 2019 at the Corran Halls, Oban.

More details will follow soon, including audition information, but we are looking for additional men to stage this production.  If you are interested please contact our production team by emailing webmaster@spotlightmtg.co.uk or messaging us via Facebook.

We are really excited about this next project and look forward to bringing to life this classic production.

Please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested in joining us.

Thank you

 

Rapunzel – A Tangled Tale

Rapunzel – A Tangled Tale

Tickets on sale now for Oban’s 2017 panto, Rapunzel – A Tangled Tale, from the Corran Halls Box Office. Pop in and get your tickets or give them a call on 01631 567333.

This hair-raising tale comes to the Corran Halls every night from 6th – 9th December at 7.30pm with a matinee also on 9th December. Tickets from £6-£12 with a family ticket also available from £32-£35

So don’t delay, buy today! #Oban2017panto #Rapunzel

 

Advertise with us!

Advertise with us!

Fancy advertising in our panto programme this year?

If you are interested in putting an advert in our A5 full-colour Rapunzel programme get in touch by emailing publicity@spotlightmtg.co.uk by 18th November. 1/4 page adverts cost £25, 1/2 page adverts cost £50 and a full-page advert costs £100.  We can help with design or you can provide  your own artwork.

So why not place your business in the spotlight this festive season!

Pop-Up Box Office

Pop-Up Box Office

Tickets for Oban’s 2017 panto, Rapunzel- A Tangled Tale, will be on sale* this Saturday (14th Oct) from 11am – 1pm at Atlantis Leisure.

Why not pop in and see our ticketing team up by the viewing window outside the main hall and secure the best seats for this hair-raising tale of love, betrayal, and a whole bunch of high jinks!

  • * Please note we can only accept payment by cash or cheque.
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