Arran Theatre and Arts Trust

McLellan FestivalRobert McLellan was the most important Scottish dramatist and short story writer to work in living Scots in the Twentieth Century and his influence on the world of Scottish writing has been crucial. From 2004 - 2007, the McLellan Arts Festival sought to raise awareness of the importance of Robert McLellan, an Arran resident for most of his life, in the annals of Scottish literature and theatre in preparation for the celebration of his centenary in 2007. Since then, the aims of the festival have been to honour McLellan's memory by not only performing McLellan's work, but providing the means of creating new work in Scottish writing by running poetry and playwriting competitions, helping to develop the creative skills of young people, developing the visual arts, including film, running a music school on the island and forging cultural links with other rural and island communities.

McLellan Arts Festival 2019 :

This year's McLellan Festival will run from Friday 30th August to Saturday 14th September 2018.
Tickets for performances can be bought online (see below), at the Book and Card Shop, Brodick from Saturday 25th August or at the door. (All online ticket prices include online booking fee.)

Children and young people at school free at all events. To buy tickets for this year's events, click the relevant "buy tickets here" box below and it will take you to the online ticketing section.

Saturday 14th September

The Merry Widow (Lehar) - Opera Bohemia
Scotland's Opera Bohemia comes to Arran with the world's best loved operetta, featuring show stopping numbers like 'Viljah', 'The Merry Widow Waltz', and Chez Maxim's'. Set in the romantic city of Paris, various suitors squabble to in the hand of recently widowed but very wealthy Hannah Glawari. A stellar professional cast includes Cationa Clark, Douglas Nairne, Marie Claire Breen and Andrew McTaggart. John Wilkie directs, Alise Kalyanove designs and the performance is accompanies by Andrew Brown (piano) an Daniel Meszoly (violin).
Community Theatre, Lamlash
Tickets £17.50 - Children and young people at school free

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