Welcome to The Occasion...

...previously known as The Occasional Cabaret.

Current productions:

The Monster and Mary Shelley

An outlandish trip through the mind of one of literature’s most influential imaginations.

On the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Frankenstein, The Occasion is excited to announce a new work, with support from Creative Scotland, for touring in the Spring of 2018.

The Monster and Mary Shelley will open at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow on April 20th & 21st, before going on to tour for three weeks, throughout Scotland.

For more information on The Monster and Mary Shelley please click here.

Written by Stewart Ennis, Directed by Peter Clerke, Performed by Catherine Gillard,
Set Design by Ali McLaurin, Lighting by Paul Froy, Music by Richard Williams.

Full tour:

Friday 20 & Saturday 21 April 8pm
Tron Theatre
63 Trongate,
Glasgow, G1 5HB
Tickets: Full £11 / £8.50 conc.
Tel: 0141 552 4267

Wednesday 25 April 7pm
The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Rd
Glasgow, G34 9JW
Tickets: £8.50 / £5 / £4 (Local Links)
Tel: 0141 276 9696

Thursday 26 April 7.30pm
Macrobert Arts Centre
University of Stirling, FK9 4LA
Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 conc. / £5.50 students
Tel: 01786 466 666

Wednesday 2 May 7.30pm
Byre Theatre
Abbey St, St Andrews, KY16 9LA
Tickets: £12 / £10 conc.
Tel: 01334 475000

Thursday 3 May 7.30pm
Beacon Arts Centre
The Beacon, Custom House Quay,
Greenock, PA15 1HJ
Tickets: £12 / £10
Tel: 01475 723 723

Friday 4 May 7.30pm
Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre
Peebles, EH45 8AD
£14 / £12 / £6 U15's
Tel: 01721 725 777

Saturday 5 May 7.30pm
The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA
£13.50 / £11.50 / £8.50 U18's
Tel: 0131 665 2240

Monday 7 May 8pm
Mull Theatre
Druimfin, Tobermory, PA75 6QB
£10 / £8
Tel: 01688 302 211

Wednesday 9 May 8pm
Skye Theatre
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye
Sleat, IV44 8RQ
Adults £14 / Members £12 / Students and Young People £7 / Seasons free
Tel: 01471 844 207

Friday 11 May 8pm
Universal Hall
The Park, Findhorn, IV36 3TZ
Tickets: £12 / £10 concs. / £8 U16’s
Tickets from Phoenix Stores

Saturday 12 May 8pm
Lyth Arts Centre
Tickets: £14 / £12 / £6
Tel: 01955 641 434

For more information on The Monster and Mary Shelley please click here.

Supported by

Logos              Tron Glasgow logo              Golsoncott Foundation

Video by Rare Bird Media. Photograph by Neil Buchan-Grant.


Combining live performance with full-dome planetarium film, YOU ARE HERE! is a unique new show. Brilliant storytelling for children aged 5 to 12 and their families; a show that puts everything in its place in the Universe!

Written by acclaimed childrens’ theatre playwright, Andy Cannon, YOU ARE HERE! is a new production developed by The Occasion, in collaboration with Winchester Science Centre.

Designed to increase interest in science with a theatre-minded audience and interest in theatre with a science-minded one!

Scheduled to open at Winchester Science Centre in October 2018 before going on to tour to other Planetaria within the UK.

For full information on You Are Here please click here.

Supported by


Photographs by Harvey Mills.