Leah Moorhouse directs two one act plays for the Biggar Little Festival


Effie's Burning is a taut, intriguing drama from Valerie Windsor exploring the mysterious circumstances around Effie. Treating her for unexplained burns, her doctor discovers the truth of Effie's life, and in that extraordinary story of injustice and official callousness, Dr Kovacs finds the key to her own suppressed anger and power. Effie's Burning is an emotional switchback of a play, with a searing anger at its heart. 


Mary Calveley as Effie

Shirley Craig as Doctor Kovacs


Mr Kolpert is a screamingly funny black comedy from David Gieselmann.  Ralf and Sarah are bored. To entertain themselves they invite the unsuspecting Bastian and Edith round for dinner.  In the midst of bloody carnage and party games, the Pizza bloke becomes an unwilling participant, and just where is Mr Kolpert? And what exactly is in that trunk?  Expect the unexpected in this murderous mayhem of a comedy!


George Gilliland as Ralf

Rosie Wallace as Sarah

David Bishop as Bastian

Carole Davidson as Edith

Peter Deeny as the Pizza Bloke

Andrew Goldie as Mr Kolpert


Tickets: £8 Wed, £10 Thursday to Saturday, available from Hamilton's Newsagent and the Biggar Little Festival Box Office in the Gillespie Centre (Box Office available from 3rd October).

This Production is not suitable for children: Adult language, violence.


Biggar Theatre Workshop

at The Corn Exchange

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Photos from past Biggar Theatre Workshop shows can be viewed

by clicking on the show name below:


Snow White and the Biggar Dwarfs 2014

The Cripple of Inishmaan 2014

Calendar Girls 2013

Biggar Shorts 2013

Guys and Dolls

Treasure Island - The Panto

Ordinary People

Oscar Wilde's 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime'

Good Things


Sweeney Todd

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Me and My Girl

Miracle Worker


The Biggar Theatre Workshop was founded in 1971 and since then has become one of the main sources of arts facilities in the district, allowing the people of Biggar and the surrounding areas the opportunity to participate in live theatre as well as creating a performance and arts venue for local and travelling theatre groups.

The Workshop is housed in the Biggar Corn Exchange, a Grade B listed building dating back to 1860. The building is a major landmark in the town, built on the site of the old rat-infested Meal House. The new Corn Exchange failed to achieve success as a grain market, and became a popular dancing and entertainment venue. In 1935 the Corn Exchange was gifted to the Biggar Burgh Council and the Biggar Theatre Workshop now leases the building from the local council at a nominal rent as its venue for its theatrical performances.

Now nearing completion of the first phase of an extensive re-furbishment project, Biggar Theatre Workshop at The Corn Exchange are actively looking to include the wider community and visiting groups  to make best use of the building as a more diverse community resource.

If you have any interest in joining us as a theatre group either on stage or behind the scenes, or even just finding out what we are all about as a potential venue for public or private events/functions please contact us by clicking on the link below