THERE'S no shortage of entertainment across Ayrshire in the week to come, from musical theatre to unique plays and some cracking live gigs.

Geez a Break presents When We Were Young at the Harbour Arts Centre

When We Were Young tells the story of one of the many Glasgow young teams of the 1990s as they deal with the trials and tribulations of growing up and the harsh reality of becoming adults - but what scars will youth leave them with?

This production is both a hilarious and nostalgic look back to 1990s Glasgow as well as a heartbreaking story of stolen youth. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG promises to take the audience on a rollercoaster of emotion - as they watch a group of friends grow up and grow apart.

Catch the show at Irvine’s Harbour Arts Centre on Thursday, April 27.

Freckfest Presents Horse Acousticly

A HORSE show is so much more than just a show, its like a reunion of old friends, an event.

Fitting then, that the acclaimed singer songwriter is returning to Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine with Freckfest once more.

This acoustic performance shall reveal some of the songs from her long awaited new album, her 11th, which is destined for a summer release. As if this wasn’t enough, in March it’s the 30th anniversary of the second Horse album, God’s Home Movie. There will be a smattering of songs from this classic album. She’ll be joined by bandmates Lorny T and Dan Crichton.

Catch her at Irvine’s Harbour Arts Centre on Friday, April 28.

Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of the Dubliners

Direct from the West End, and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of the Dubliners is coming to Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre.

In partnership with Tourism Ireland and in association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.

This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life and will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. It is without doubt the ultimate feel good Irish show.

This two hour show comes to the Gaiety on Saturday, April 29. Tickets priced from £22-£30 from the Gaiety Box Office.

Sun Records: The Concert at Kilmarnock’s Palace Theatre

On July 18, 1953, Presley first walked through the doors of the Memphis Recording Service at the Sun Record Company, now commonly known as Sun Records, paid $3.98 and recorded a double-sided demo acetate, 'My Happiness’ and ‘That's When Your Heartaches Begin’. The rest became Rock’n’Roll history!

Revisit the blessed recording studio and the legendary record label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin' pioneers, as they once again come to life live on stage.

Featuring musical instruments of the era, starring a multi-talented cast of singers and a supporting cast of amazing musicians, the sound of Sun is brought to life live on stage in the official concert show that takes you back to the birthplace of rock'n'roll.

Catch it at the Palace Theatre on Saturday, April 29

A Play, a Pie and a Pint presents Storytelling

Òran Mór’s latest ‘A Play, a Pie and a Pint’ production is coming to Ayr from April 27029, co-presented with Aberdeen Performing Arts and Ayr Gaiety.

‘Storytelling’, written by Oliver Emanuel and directed by Finn den Hertog is a new comedy-drama about being able to overcome our lowest moments in life by telling stories, and how they might possibly save us all.

Two people are trying to tell the story of Robert, who isn’t sure who is in charge of his own narrative and whether he even wants to be in the story of his life anymore…

It runs at the Gaiety from April 27-29 at 12noon and runs for 50 minutes. For the £15 ticket price, you also get a pint/glass of wine/soft drink and a pie (or alternative)

Murder Mystery The Musical, by Hipshot Youth Theatre at Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre.

Hipshot Youth Theatre presents the World Premiere of Murder Mystery, The Musical! Written and directed by Jerry Taylor.

This fast paced and hilarious comedy is set within the four walls of a haunted mansion and will have you roaring with laughter and screaming with fright. Throw in two feuding families, four escaped prisoners, a team of ghost hunters and a poltergeist, and you’re only ever going to get one outcome.

Someone’s getting murdered! Murder Mystery the Musical is a show for all ages and will make you laugh and sing throughout. Twenty- three suspects, one room and no way out… Will you be able to guess the killer?

It can be seen at the Gaiety on May 3 and 4 at 7.30pm. Tickets from the Gaiety Box Office.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Dreamcoats Stars

Dreamcoat Stars at the Gaiety Theatre

Experience powerful star vocals in a musical evening of West End and Broadway classics. Starring Any Dream Will Do’s, Keith Jack; the world’s longest playing Joseph, Mike Holoway; Broadway’s Glenn Carter; and London West End’s Jonathan Dudley.

Journey into a colourful production featuring vibrant and energetic songs from the most loved shows.

Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, SIX, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, Moulin Rouge and more.

Draw back the curtains, sing along and relive all your favourite musicals in one epic show.

Catch the show at 7.30 on Friday May 5 at the Gaiety Theatre. Tickets from their box office.