Vanishing Point Unplugged presents: SPIN! at Birnam Arts
Sat 8 Apr
Vanishing Point Unplugged presents: SPIN!
19:30 - 21:30
Doors Open 19:00

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A Trio of Talking Heads

Sat 29 Apr
14:00 - 16:00
Doors open 13:30


A Trio of Talking Heads

...iconic, dramatic Masterpieces from the legendary pen of Alan Bennett (Lady In the Van; The History Boys).

 Join us for intimate performances of these hugely successful, BAFTA award-winning monologues. On screen with stellar actors such as Maggie Smith, Julie Walters and of course, Alan Bennett himself, they were wonderfully reprised by the BBC in 2020 with Martin Freeman, Jodie Comer and Lesley Manville amongst others.

 Performed in the semi-round, BIPs will be taking on the challenge of:

Bed Among the Lentils

Susan is a vicar’s wife suffocated by the expectations from her 'position' through her husband, and his over-zealous, passive-aggressive parishioners. She has a penchant for the odd sherry - and the communion wine, she starts going further afield for refills because she now 'owes a bit on the side' with the less-than-impressed local shopkeeper. When the Leeds off-licence owner, Ramesh, takes the time to talk, she begins to discover something about herself and God in the process...

A Chip in the Sugar

Middle-aged Graham, has a history of mental health issues, and finds life becoming complicated as his mother, Vera, with whom he still lives, reunites with an old flame. Graham becomes progressively disturbed when Frank - whose outspoken and right-wing opinions conflict with Graham's muddled liberalism - becomes an ever-increasing influence on Vera. And so, Graham's old insecurities rear their ugly heads…

Her Big Chance

Meet Lesley, an actress who knows a lot about personality (there's a chapter on it in the book she's reading). You might have seen her in Crossroads (she played woman in a musquash coat)? She's also just filmed a video 'targeted chiefly on West Germany' in which she plays Travis, a career girl with her own briefcase, who enjoys life on a yacht, but strangely spends a remarkable amount of time topless. Oh yes, and she shot a man last week …

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Birnam Arts
Station Road
Birnam Dunkeld
Tel: 01350 727 674


Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.


Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!

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Perthshire is so lucky to benefit from such an amazing community, arts and performance venue. I have so many great memories of attending various performances and parties at Birnam Arts! Hoping to attend many more to come! Birnam Arts has a place in many peoples hearts and is an essential community resource.

Sarah Brown   |   Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020

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  • Shop

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 Cafe Update - 1st & 2nd of April 2023


Please note that our cafe will be serving the Soup of the day with a choice of Aran Bakery Sourdough bread or Oatcakes, there are no sandwiches or toasties available today.

Or if you just fancy a hot drink and a something sweet, we have plenty of cakes baked in-house!