Arts Live Set To Deliver Exciting Theatre This Summer

Exciting Theatre

Over the next few months, Arts Live continues to deliver exciting theatre to audiences across Dumfries and Galloway.


Stewartry-based theatre company Fox and Hound return to the region with their critically-acclaimed triple bill of quality drama. They will perform an hour-long double bill of Tennessee Williams’ powerful shorts Ivan’s Widow and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen. The third play, 1in2 Chance, was written by the company’s Helen Fox and premiered on the Isle of Skye last month before embarking on a short tour of Scotland.

Established two years ago, Fox and Hound Theatre Company are earning a reputation for excellence for delivering high quality drama to festivals and venues around the UK. Their production of Tennessee Williams’ 27 Wagons Full of Cotton premiered before a sell-out audience to high critical acclaim and this stunning double-bill of Ivan’s Widow and Talk to Me was hailed as “beautifully crafted performances” at this year’s Brighton Fringe.

The performance takes place at A’ the Airts, Sanquhar, on 31 August.


Liverpool-based playwright and singer Tayo Aluko, delivers a powerful punch in Just an Ordinary Lawyer  (Main Image), coming to Thornhill, Dalbeattie and Whithorn in September. This remarkable one-man show traces the struggles of Tunji Sowande who in 1968 became the first black head of a major barrister’s chambers in King’s Bench Walk. A lawyer, baritone singer, jazz drummer and saxophonist, with a passion for cricket, Sowande later went on to become Britain’s first black Queen’s Council and judge. The play begins its mini tour of the region on 22 September at Thomas Tosh, Thornhill, and moves to the Birchvale Theatre, Dalbeattie, on 23 September before finishing with two performances at Whithorn’s Swallow Theatre on 24 and 25 September.


The brilliant Paines Plough theatre company makes a welcome return to Dumfries and Galloway to perform their award-winning production, Growth, the third play from critically-acclaimed playwright Luke Norris. Performed in Glencairn Memorial Institute, Moniaive, and the Theatre Royal, Dumfries, on 25 and 26 September respectively, Growth follows mid-20s’ Tobes as he struggles to cope with the prospect of testicular cancer.


Tickets from the Midsteeple Box Office on 01387 253383. For online tickets and a full programme visit