‘What’s On’

What’s on in Galloway this week?

Tonight (Friday) - Splinters Productions in The Matchmaker, Swallow Theatre, Ravenstone, 7.30pm

Undoubtedly J B Keane’s most hilarious play and one which packs a big theatrical punch. The play is not just a piece of comic brilliance, it is also an engaging work which fits well into a tradition of storytelling and provides a probing examination of Irish country people.

Telephone : 01988 850368

Tomorrow (Saturday) until 9 October - Ringford Hall 150th Anniversary Celebrations, 12-4 pm daily

This public exhibition looks at all historical things related to Ringford and Tongland including maps, photos and documents.

Free admission and refreshments available.

Tomorrow (Saturday) until 30 October - James Faed Senior, Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkcudbright

An anniversary exhibition of one of the famous Faed brothers, originally from Gatehouse of Fleet. Times: Mon to Sat 11am - 4pm Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm. Free Admission. Contact: David Devereux 01557 331643

Friday 7 October - Inspector Drake and the Black Widow By David Tristram, The Lochside Theatre, Castle Douglas

Crossmichael Drama Club’s 70th Anniversary Presents a new high octane farce from the master of comedy When oil tycoon John Johnson is found with a huge sword in his back, it looks like a straightforward case of dying illegally. But things in Drake’s world are never as they seem.

Why was Johnson badly disguised as his own wife? Why had he eaten a tortoise? And why do all the women in the house look similar?

Tickets: £8.00 - Tel: 01556 504506

Sunday 9 October - Stephen Smyth at The Ryan Centre, Stranraer.

Country music solo artist, Stephen Smyth, is one of the most talented musicians and vocalists in the Irish Country music scene, having spent the whole of his career playing with some of the Ireland’s best-loved singers, from Philomena Begley to The Indians to Dominic Kirwan and most recently Declan Nerney.

Such are Stephen’s talents that he has become one of the most sought after band men on the entertainment circuit.