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Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to Selkirk we go

Breaking with tradition somewhat, the Association of Selkirk Clubs and Societies held their panto after Christmas at the town’s Victoria Halls last Thursday and Friday.

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The Eastgate Theatre in Peebles.

Peebles theatre facing funding fears

The future of a Borders theatre is hanging in the balance as it awaits news of two sources of funding its survival depends upon to keep going.

Heriot Christmas Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.

Jack’s the perfect start to Borders pantomime season

Heriot Players are this weekend opening the region’s panto season in style in a giant production at the MacFie Hall.

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Horizontal Collaboration is a dark and powerful triumph

Horizontal Collaboration is a dark and powerful triumph

What a venue Macarts in Galashiels is ... as perfect for small, intimate music gigs as it is for intensely powerful plays such as Fire Exit’s production of David Leddy’s Horizontal Collaboration, which visited the former church on Saturday evening.

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Northumberland Theatre Company  will present their take on what is already a pretty humorous tale, The disasters of Johnny Armstrong.

Wilson’s Tales Revival Edition

Northumberland Theatre Company present a humorous dramatisation of ‘The Disasters of Johnny Armstrong’ on October 19 at Berwick’s Watchtower Gallery.

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Griff Rhys Jones brings one man tour to Berwick

Griff Rhys Jones brings his new show, Where was I? to The Maltings, Berwick, on February 1.

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Bowhill’s away with the fairies this month

Bowhill’s away with the fairies this month

It’s time to saddle up to pedal to Bowhill for a performance that handles Shakespeare in a wheely different way.

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The ten playwrights participating in the workshops run by  Playwright Studio, Scotland.

Hawick playwright leads writers’ workshop sessions

Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland has launched a workshop programme for playwrights in the Borders.

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Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart.

Hawick park to host two series of shows

Four-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winner Karine Polwart is to kick off a series of three shows in the walled garden at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park on Sunday, June 25.

The Funbox gang are having a hootenanny in Langholm for the very first time.

Funbox bring new show to Langholm

Jings, crivens, help ma boab! The Funbox gang are having a hootenanny in Langholm for the very first time with their brand new show for 2017, ‘Highland Fling’.

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Pride and Prejudice is the first of two theatre productions taking place this summer on Thirlestane's front lawn with the fairytale castle as a backdrop.

Castle provides backdrop for open-air theatre event

Thirlestane Castle is delighted to be welcoming Chapterhouse Theatre Company on Sunday, June 18, for an open-air performance of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’.

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Billy Mack as Willy Loman in Dundee Rep's production of Death of a Salesman. Picture: Jane Hobson

‘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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The Winters Tale at Traquair House.

Promenade production of A Winter’s Tale at Traquair

Spring at Traquair is heralded by the changing of the clocks, flowering of daffodils and the start of rehearsals around the grounds for Shakespeare at Traquair’s annual promenade performance.

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Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound -  Blood of the Youngs play about a pioneer of electronic music.

Electro music pioneer

Journey through the amazing life of one of the great, unsung composers of the 20th century.

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Dan Serridge and James Spence retell The Two Truths of Thomas the Rhymer.

Strange and mystical Borders folk tale

The ancient tale of Thomas the Rhymer is brought to life in Darnick on May 26.

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Chapterhouse Theatre Company's production of Pride and Prejudice.

Superb open air theatre

Thirlestane Castle have two wonderful shows by Chapterhouse Theatre this summer.

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Ellie Taylor star of BBC 2s Mock the Week.

Ellie Taylor - A Work in progress

Star of Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, Ellie Taylor, tries out some new jokes at the Hemelvaart, Ayton.

The cast from 'The 306 Day': a new show by the National Theatre of Scotland about women in World War 1.

Gripping theatre inspired by real women in World War 1

The 306: Day is the second part in Oliver Emmanuel and Gareth Williams’ powerful new First World War trilogy,

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Mike Moran in My Funny Valentine, the story of American trumpeter Chet Baker.

My Funny Valentine - the story of Chet Baker

Mike Moran brings the story of the best trumpet player in the world to Bowhill Theatre on May 30.

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A trivial comedy for serious people

Well, here’s a surprise – Duns Players are putting on a play that people have actually heard of!

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