Introducing our August – December 2024 Season

See fantastic original productions and new work from leading companies this autumn and winter, with tickets now on sale for all shows.

Highlights of the season include:

  • The autumn in-house production in association with Wonder Fools of The Events by David Grieg, featuring a collaboration between the professional cast and a specially created Community Choir.
  • The premiere of a magical family show taking to the stage this Christmas: Pinocchio, based on the classic children’s novel and written by Gary McNair.
  • Special Delivery, co-produced with Visible Fictions and Scottish Opera, an enchanting musical journey filled with wonder this winter for ages 3-7.
  • Exciting visiting theatre from some of Scotland’s leading companies, including Thank U, Next, Love Beyond and To Save The Sea.

The Events is a compelling new production from Cumbernauld Theatre Company in association with Wonder Fools of David Grieg’s modern classic. Directed by Jack Nurse, The Events follows Claire, a priest who survives a mass shooting, as she embarks on a journey that tests her faith, reason, and understanding of politics and science. This production features a unique collaboration between the professional cast and a Community Choir created for the show.

Throughout December, the Cumbernauld Theatre stages will host festive fun for all the family, with two spellbinding productions. The Main Stage will feature Pinocchio, a raucous, entertaining journey written by Gary McNair, directed by Laila Noble, with music by Brian James O’Sullivan. Meanwhile the Studio Theatre will present Special Delivery, an enchanting musical journey following Santa and a mischievous hitchhiker, co-produced by Cumbernauld Theatre Company, Visible Fictions, and Scottish Opera.

The Autumn season will also feature visiting productions from some of Scotland’s leading theatre companies. Love Beyond by Ramesh Meyyappen, a Raw Material and Vanishing Point co-production in association with Aberdeen Performing Arts, about a man with dementia forgetting sign language. Other highlights include Thank U, Next from the National Theatre of Scotland, in association with Cumbernauld Theatre Company and Cumbernauld Academy, and Sleeping Warrior’s new Greenpeace-inspired musical To Save the Sea.

There will be visiting work to keep young audiences entertained as well. Families can enjoy shows including Treasure Island, written by Ross McKay and directed by Jordan Blackwood, originally produced by Cumbernauld Theatre Company and Visible Fictions, the return of The Amazing Bubble Man, Artie’s Singing Kettle Greatest Hits and Legendary magician the Great Baldini in The Family Magic Show.

Cumbernauld Theatre’s live music programme will also liven up the stage, with the return of Cumbernauld Folk Club featuring visiting guests including Robin Adams, Peggy Seeger and Nick Harper. National treasures Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham will also return,and contemporary jazz from theFergus McCreadie Trio will make its first visit to Lanternhouse.

Regular comedy nights also return with the monthly Lanternhouse Laughs, featuring shows from comedy-circuit favourites including Christopher MacArthur-Boyd, Gary Faulds and Scottish Comedy Collective.

In addition to live performances, Lanternhouse Cinema continues to offer the latest blockbuster films and top-notch cinematic experiences. There will also be world-class performance streams from venues like National Theatre Live and The Royal Opera House, along with special cinematic events and sing-alongs.

We are excited to unveil our new season at Lanternhouse, filled with a rich and diverse array of theatre, music, and comedy. In these challenging times, it’s more important than ever to come together and celebrate our shared culture and community spirit. Our programme offers something for everyone—from the compelling drama of The Events to the festive fun of Pinocchio and Special Delivery. We invite everyone to join us, bring friends and family, and create memorable moments together.

Fraser Morisson, Creative Producer

Tickets for the full programme of live performance and creative learning activities are on sale now via the link below and by Box Office telephone bookings on 01236 732887.


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