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New Show Launches at the Caledonian Canal


We are delighted to share with you the news of our exciting new Walking Theatre historical piece, commissioned by Scottish Canals, which will delve into the past of the Caledonian Canal in Fort Augustus this July and August!

‘The Caledonian Canal significantly re-shaped lives and land in its forging and as a writer, I have been inspired by the journey through time, that the canal has taken me on. Momentous and epic are two words that spring to mind.’ – Sadie Dixon-Spain, Playwright and Artistic Director of The Walking Theatre Company shares her experience in delving into past of the Caledonian Canal, and writing this fantastic production.

Tickets for Waters of Time are available from the Caledonian Canal Centre, Fort Augustus.
Performances held on 25–29 July and 1–5 August.
Performance times: 11am, 12.15pm, 2pm, 3.15pm and, 4.30pm.
Tickets £7 each, Under 5s free.

The Caledonian Canal Centre is open daily – grab and go and retail: 9am-5pm; café: 9am-4.30pm.

The Walking Theatre Company proudly introduce our ‘Waters In Time’ cast: Alfie WellcoatEuan Cuthbertson, and in her debut Walking Theatre role, Innes Anderson.

Thank you to Scottish Field for sharing this article which you can read by clicking here.


We are thrilled to announce tickets for our DEBUT PERFORMANCE of our new Walking Theatre show ‘Hansel & Gretel’ are now on sale!

When? Sunday 3rd of July 2016
Where? Loch Lomond Shore
Time? 14:00hrs
Tickets? For tickets visit Itison Glasgow by clicking here!

Sparkling at Kew!

Check out ‘Jackie Frost’ – one of our super duper Christmas at Kew Elves, portrayed by Abigail Poulton!

abi as jackie

Our Christmas at Kew adventure is coming to an end…but there is still plenty of time to come along and see our elf-tastic, santa-riffic team in action! Find out more at http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/christmas-at-kew-2014

A ‘Conference of the Faeries’ at Loch Lomond Shores!

A magical adventure on a Hen Party like no other, yesterday afternoon, Sunday 24th August, at Loch Lomond Shores! The sun peeked through the clouds for our ‘Conference of the Faeries’, and what a wonderful time we had!
Check out some photos from the performance here – TWTC’s Conference of the Faeries – Photo Album by Loch Lomond Shores.
We have just been sent this fantastic post from our friends at Loch Lomond Shores who shared a wonderful review of yesterday’s Walking Theatre performance of ‘Conference of the Faeries’, A Midsummer Nights Dream adaption! Many thanks to our lovely audience member who shared such kind words – and thanks to all our audience members who made the performance so much fun!

Loch Lomond Shores

Just had this lovely review from a visitor who attended the Adaptation of a Midsummer Night’s Dream at Loch Lomond Shores yesterday. A massive thank you to you guys.
“Great afternoon with walking theatre company. Everyone enjoyed themselves and it was good to see children experiencing a taste of Shakespeare . Great introduction for them to the classics.WTC worked very hard and we would certainly come to see them again. Wonderful entertainment is a spectacular setting.”

A Walking Theatre Weekend of Wonder!

We have a very busy weekend in-store at TWTC, with a whole host of productions Walking in a number of fantastic locations! Find out where we are, and how you can join us for some Walking Theatre in the Scottish sunshine this weekend!

Friday 20th June

Show: Fawlty Towers’ Tribute Murder Mystery Weekend – Part One, The Argyll Hotel, Dunoon

There is a hair in my soup!

Saturday 21st June

Show: ‘World War Two Flying Kitchen’ – Armed Forces Family Fun Day, 11:00hrs-17:00hrs, Rouken Glen Park, East Renfrewshire

Show: ‘The Enchanted Forest’ – 2014 Clan Lachlan Gathering, Castle Lachlan, Argyll             Step through into the ‘Enchanted Forest’ and discover if you are a magical Keeper of the Tree’s, beware the Lachlan Broonie and the secrets he guards. Family theatre walk, fun for everyone.  Dress for the weather. Well behaved adults welcome!

Show: Fawlty Towers’ Tribute Murder Mystery Weekend – Part Two, The Argyll Hotel, Dunoon


Sunday 22nd June 

Show: ‘The Best Of Causes’, 2014 Clan Lachlan Gathering, 12:30hrs, Castle Lachlan, Argyll. Word has reached the shores of Argyll, the Jacobite forces muster and where the  Bonnie Prince calls so comes the loyal, true MacLachlan Chief. Are you brave enough to stand with the Clan and for Scotland?

A newly commissioned work, by Argyll playwright Sadie Dixon-Spain commemorating the 2014 Clan Lachlan Gathering, supported by Argyll & Bute Council



Calling all wannabe Pirates

Thar be word on the High Sea’s is that there is hidden treasure at Levengrove Park in West Dunbartonshire!


On Saturday 31st of May, Jim ‘Lad’ Hawkins is going on an intrepid adventure across the Pirates Island to find the treasure, and is looking to recruit fellow Pirate-folk to join him! Come along, and join the crew – but keep an eye out for Long John Silver!



Bon Voyage!

Today is the day our Artistic Director and In-House Playwright, Sadie Dixon-Spain, and Core Company Actor, Colin Little, jet off to Canada to attend, present, and perform at the Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities (SPARC), hosted in the Hailburton Highlands, Ontario!

Safe travels from TWTC Towers, can’t wait to hear all about it!


Pinch, Punch, First of the Month!

Happy April, TWTC fans! We have a variety of exciting performances for you this month including;

4th – 5th – Haunted Hotel Murder Mystery Weekend at The Argyll Hotel, Dunoon

13th – Treasure Island at Loch Lomond Shores

16th – Teddy Bears Picnic (Debut Production!) at Loch Lomond Shores

21st – Wiz Around Oz at Forestry Commission Scotland Ardentinny Picnic Site

23rd – Highland Wedding Murder Mystery, World Book Night Celebrations, at the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

27th – John of the Trees (Debut Production!) at Duchess Wood, Helensburgh

A Christening Dear Robert

Happy Monday, TWTC fans! Rehearsals for “A Christening Dear Robert”, written by Sadie Dixon-Spain, are well underway at TWTC HQ today! Why not join us on Sunday 26th of January in Alloway for the shows debut performance as part of the Alloway 1759 Celebrations! Find out more at www.alloway1759.com!


A 2014 tale…

Whilst the office and the Company Dog quietly snooze, plans are in the making. The Alloway Rap, has been re-drafted, all ready for the Alloway 1759 Celebrations at the end of this month, where TWTC will be joined by a fantastically talented local primary school, all to be revealed, next week…