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SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2012 PROGRAMME

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Front page: Main Image: THE HAUNTING, page 18. Small Image: PANTO – MOTHER GOOSE, pages 54 & 55.

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elcome to another packed season at Eden Court.

This brochure takes you all the way from early autumn through to Christmas and the New Year. As always there’s a huge range of events and I hope you have fun choosing the ones that you want to come and see.

It’s hard to choose a few highlights but no Christmas would be complete without a brilliant Eden Court pantomime and this year we have the Mother of all Pantos, Mother Goose (04 DEC – 06 JAN). We have even more Christmas treats – so many that we’ve decided to give them a whole festive section of their own. If you’re looking for something seasonal a ittle earlier, then just after Halloween you can come with us on a journey to the

very edge of terror with The Haunting (12 – 17 NOV). We couldn’t resist the lure of this production which stars David Robb who’s perhaps best known for his role as Dr Clarkson in the award-winning Downton Abbey and James Roach whose recent work includes playing deceptive rogue, James Cunningham in Coronation Street. Eden Court favourites the Scottish Ensemble are not just joining us for one concert but for a full four day residency. We’re all really excited to welcome the Ensemble as they join us for four very different days and evenings of performances. There’s a tea-dance, a spot of scary music at the Ness Islands Halloween spectacular, a film score and, of course, a concert. We can’t wait to see what these hugely talented and versatile musicians have in store. If you find that it’s not an easy task picking from the huge variety of entertainment at Eden Court and that you’d like more of an insight into

what’s on offer each season then you might like to take advantage of our Season Preview event. Just before our season brochures are published we host an informal preview event highlighting a selection of what’s on in the coming season. The preview itself lasts around an hour and afterwards we provide a glass of wine or a coffee. Tickets are effectively free as we charge £5.00 and then at the end of the evening we give you a £5.00 Eden Court voucher. We’ve been holding season preview events for the past few years now and the response has been very positive. The next preview is on 17 December and tickets are on sale now (as it’s a Christmas time season preview we’ll most likely be serving mulled wine and mince pies - Goodness, is it that time already!)

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The Rise & Fall of Little Voice

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Starlight Musical Theatre: NEXT!...

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FAMILY There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

SPIRIT OF THE DANCE

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DRAMA The Cone Gatherers The Shakespeare Schools Festival The Static An Audience With The Duke of Windsor

JASMIN VARDIMON

FREEDOM

Animal Farm NTS: My Shrinking Life Take Me With You

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Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut The Haunting The Red Hourglass Menage À Trois Hitch / Crunch

SCOTTISH BALLET

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Best Wishes Colin Marr

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Daniel Sloss Jimmy Carr Stewart Francis Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit Piff The Magic Dragon Alan Davies

SEASON PREVIEW EVENT

17 DECEMBER 18.45: Come and enjoy a seasonal mulled wine and a mince pie as we look to the highlights of the coming theatre and cinema seasons. Tickets £5 (Includes a £5 Eden Court voucher on departure)

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Eden Court is supported by:

The Devoted and Disgruntled Roadshow An Evening With Dr Jane Goodall UHI Christmas Lecture Inverness Courier Highland Wedding Fair Mark Beaumont Chris Bonington Felicity Aston Doug Scott

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32 33 Scottish Ensemble 34 & 35 Hebrides Ensemble 36 Inverness Chamber Music 36 Inverness Choral Society 37 Prom Praise 37 BBC SSO

GALLERY

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40 & 41 42 A Button Box Gathering 43 Highland Showtime 43 Blas

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Northern Meeting Piping

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Aly Bain, Ale Möller and Bruce Molsky

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Karine Polwart

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Duncan Chisholm Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns

John Wilson

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An Evening with Charlie Landsborough

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Lizanne Knott Horse Eddie Reader

Mick Flavin's 25th Anniversary Show Motown's Greatest Hits The Drifters Hats Off To Led Zeppelin Vampires Rock

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TALKS & EVENTS SCOTTISH BALLET

Scottish Opera: The Magic Flute

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COMEDY Danny Bhoy

Eden Court Director

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Singing Kettle: Shake, Rattle and Roll

The Matchmaker

Enjoy what’s on offer.

OPERA, CLASSICAL & CHORAL MUSIC

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The Proclaimers SNJO Bl'azz Jazz Concerts

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FESTIVE Panto - Mother Goose

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A Christmas Carol Fawlty Towers Little Blue Holly At Christmas

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Carol Concert

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DON’T MISS

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SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE RESIDENCY

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One of the hottest acts on the American roots music circuit...don’t miss them while they’re on this side of the Atlantic!

MESCHIYA LAKE & THE LITTLE BIG HORNS

We’re thrilled to be joined by the sensational Scottish Ensemble for a four day Eden Court residency.

THURSDAY 25 – SUNDAY 28 OCT

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We’re delighted to be the venue for three incredible concerts as part of the BLAS festival 2012.

BLAS

WEDNESDAY 05 SEPTEMBER

An all star cast tread the boards in this heart-warming funny musical featuring songs from Marilyn Munroe, Shirley Basssey, Judy Garland and more!

LITTLE VOICE

MONDAY 22 – SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE

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You don’t even have to Walk 500 miles...The Reid brothers are back in town for one night only but there’s not many left so make sure you don’t miss out.

PROCLAIMERS

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MONDAY 18 NOVEMBER

MUSIC

Britain’s best known mountaineer shares stories about some of the greatest expeditions of our time.

He’s been on every stand up comedy show you can think of and now, the refiner of the one liner is in town for a one nighter! Star of Jonathan Creek and QI panellist, Alan Davies makes a welcome return to the world of stand up comedy. PAGE 25

CHRIS BONNINGTON

SUNDAY 04 NOVEMBER

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Robin Jenkins' greatest novel is brought to life by the creative team behind His Majesty’s Theatre’s critically acclaimed productions, Sunset Song and The Silver Darlings

STEWART FRANCIS

THURSDAY 01 NOVEMBER

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THE CONE GATHERERS

A beautiful, interactive show for under 5s and their families all about a little penguin who’s lost his way.

A sparkling new production of the Charles Dickens seasonal favourite...it doesn’t get better than this.

TUESDAY 02 – SATURDAY 06 OCTOBER

LITTLE BLUE

CHRISTMAS CAROL

MONDAY 17 – THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER

ALAN DAVIES

SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER

TALKS AND COMEDY

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A lovingly disrespectful homage to one of the classic films of all time, starring Still Game’s Gavin Mitchell impersonating Humphrey Bogart playing Rick Blaine, alongside Taggart’s Clare Waugh and Para Handy’s Jimmy Chisholm!

CASABLANCA: THE GIN JOINT CUT

THURSDAY 01 – SUNDAY 04 NOVEMBER

DRAMA

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Fantastic, festive family fun...it’s Panto time!!

PANTO – MOTHER GOOSE

WEDNESDAY 19 – SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER

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Last here at Eden Court with the acclaimed 7734, Jasmin Vardimon company return to Eden Court as part of the world premiere tour of the hotly anticipated new work, FREEDOM

Seen by over 30 Million people worldwide, this is one of the greatest dance shows EVER! PAGE 04

JASMIN VARDIMON: FREEDOM

TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER

DON’T MISS

SPIRIT OF THE DANCE

TUESDAY 04 DECEMBER 2012 – SUNDAY 06 JANUARY 2013

FESTIVE FUN

TUESDAY 25 - SUNDAY 30 SEP

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Spirit of the Dance TUE 25 – SUN 30 SEP EVENING: TUE 25 – SAT 29 SEP 19:30 MATINEE: SAT 29 14.00 & SUN 30 15.00

EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES TUE 25 £19.00 WED 26, THU 27, SAT 29 MAT & SUN 30 MAT £23.00 / £21.00 / £19.00 FRI 28 & SAT 29 EVE £25.00 / £23.00 / £21.00 REDUCED RATES £2.00 OFF (EXCEPT TUE 25) UNDER 18s £11.00 (WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT) EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

WWW.SPIRITOFTHEDANCE.COM

The international smash hit Spirit of the Dance is one of the most successful shows ever to come out of Ireland and has been seen by more than thirty million people around the world. This foot-stomping spectacular features dynamic lighting, dazzling costumes and breathtaking choreography. With thunderous applause, standing ovations and sold out crowds at every performance, Spirit of the Dance is one of the greatest dance shows ever.

WORLD PREMIERE TOUR

Jasmin Vardimon Freedom

Beautiful. A deft theatrical touch THE OBSERVER

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TUE 30 OCT 19.30 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £16.00 REDUCED RATES £13.00 UNDER 18s £8.00 EDEN COURT DANCE CLASS ATTENDEES £8.00 EDEN COURT DANCE CLASS ATTENDEES (U18s) £5.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

The World's Greatest Irish Dance Show THE INTERNATIONAL POST

14+ CONTAINS SOME ADULT MATERIAL

Award-winning choreographer and Associate Artist of Sadler's Wells, Jasmin Vardimon returns to Eden Court with the world premiere tour of her hotly anticipated new work, FREEDOM. Exploring notions of what keeps our imagination free, this full-length dance theatre production promises breathtaking physicality with beautifully detailed characterisation. Powered by Vardimon's beguiling theatricality and provocative daring, Freedom will be performed by a versatile company of international dancers, fusing clever animation with live action and inventive set designs. Now a major force on the international dance theatre scene, Jasmin Vardimon Company has enjoyed repeated sell-out success internationally and at London's Sadler's Wells. WWW.JASMINVARDIMON.COM

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Autumn Season 2012 TUE 16 & WED 17 OCT 19.30 EMPIRE THEATRE

RUN FOR IT

Martin Lawrance

WORKWITHINWORK

William Forsythe

FIVE TANGOS

Hans van Manen

Scottish Ballet presents an extraordinary triple bill tracing a line through dance from the highly physical to the seductively graceful. Fresh from its world premiere as part of the Cultural Olympiad this summer, Martin Lawrance's Run For It is a high energy work inspired by the power of Olympic athletes. Classical discipline meets playfulness in William Forsythe's Workwithinwork, a study of the

possibilities of motion. The dancers create a breathtaking display of fascinating angles and lines, leaving traces of their movements as they go. Drawing the evening to a fiery close is Hans van Manen's Five Tangos. Performed by Scottish Ballet for the first time, this sizzling work combines classical ballet with the passion and dramatic flourishes of the tango.

SCOTTISH BALLET

The Nutcracker WED 23 JAN – SAT 26 JAN EVENING: WED 23 - SAT 26 JAN 19:30 MATINEE: THU 24 & SAT 26 JAN 14:00

EMPIRE THEATRE Choreography Music Designs

Ashley Page Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Antony McDonald

An enchanted dolls' house, an evil governess, and a nutcracker who may just be a handsome prince in disguise - this winter, prepare to enter a magical new world... Following on from the hugely successful productions Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty comes a revival of The Nutcracker, a sweet yet deliciously sharp take on ETA Hoffman's original story Nutcracker and the King of Mice.

This fresh and vivid retelling of the famous Christmas story features Antony McDonald's stunning sets and costumes, Ashley Page's breathtaking choreography and Tchaikovsky's sumptuous score performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. ***** The Scotsman ***** Daily Mail ***** The Herald WWW.SCOTTISHBALLET.CO.UK

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Family Insight

SEAT PRICES

SAT 26 JAN 11:00 – 13:00 TICKETS £5.50 / REDUCED RATE £3.50

WED 23 & THU 24 19.30 & SAT 26 14.00 £27.50 / £24.50 / 20.50 / £18.00 THU 24 14.00 £23.50 / £20.50 / £16.50 / £15.50

Free Pre-Show Talks

AGE 6+

THU 24 JAN 18.30 with focus on dance SAT 26 JAN 18:30 with focus on music

Touch Tour SAT 26 JAN 12:30 SEAT PRICES £18.00 REDUCED RATES £15.00 UNDER 18s £11.00 SCHOOL GROUPS £10.00 + 1 TEACHER PER 10 PUPILS GOES FREE EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

Free Pre- show Talk prior to both performances 18.30 Join members of Scottish Ballet's Artistic and Music teams for a fascinating free half-hour insight into the making of the Autumn 2012 season.

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Nothing short of remarkable. THE SCOTSMAN

Audio Described Performance at 26 Jan 14.00 Preceded by a touch tour at 12.30

FRI 25 & SAT 26 19.30 £29.50 / £26.50 / £22.50 / £20.00 REDUCED RATES £2.00 OFF FAMILY TICKET UP TO 2 ADULTS AND 2 CHILDREN £56.00 (THU 24 14.00) / £68.00 (WED 23 & THU 24 19.30 & SAT 26 14.00) / £74.00 (FRI 25 & SAT 26 19.30) GROUPS: 10+ GET ONE TICKET FREE 9 ( 10 FOR THE PRICE OF 9) SCHOOLS £10.00 + 1 TEACHER PER 10 PUPILS GOES FREE UNDER 18s £11.00 SCOTTISH BALLET FRIENDS £2.00 OFF ALL STANDARD TICKETS EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

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SCOTTISH BALLET

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Professional Dance Expo SAT 15 SEP 20.00 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £7.00 REDUCED £5.00 UNDER 18s £4.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

Earlier in the year dance companies and choreographers throughout the UK submitted their applications to be part of the PIVOTAL Professional Dance Expo. This showcase performance presents the work of those selected to take part. At the time of going to print we don’t yet know what the programme will include but given the response from the professional dance community so far, we can guarantee that this special event should be clearly marked in the diary of any dance fan. This project is funded by the Dance Strategy for the Highlands which is being led by a consortium of Eden Court, Plan B and Highland Council.

Starring Beverley Callard plus Joe McGann, Ray Quinn and Jess Robinson

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice MON 22 – SAT 27 OCT

CONFERENCES Whether you’re looking for a catch up meeting over coffee; a workshop for 20; a conference for 1000 or an entertainment package to entertain clients. Eden Court is THE place to do business. For further information please contact conferences@eden-court.co.uk or call 01463 239 841 and ask to speak to a member of the events team

•Meetings and Conferences •Ten venues within Eden Court •Specialised technical service •Dedicated events team

EVENING: MON 22 – SAT 27 19.30 MATINEE: WED 24 & SAT 27 14.30

SEAT PRICES MON EVE & WED MATINEE £23.50 / £22.50 / £20.00

EMPIRE THEATRE The Olivier award-winning comedy, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is coming to the Eden Court this October as part of a national tour. Written and directed by Jim Cartwright, this sparkling new production is a story of music, divas and romance featuring songs by the some of the world’s greatest female stars, including Shirley Bassey, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand. Starring Beverley Callard (Coronation Street), Ray Quinn (Dirty Dancing, Grease, Legally Blonde), Joe McGann (Calendar Girls, The Upper Hand), Duggie Brown (The Comedians) and introducing the Jess Robinson as Little Voice.

Shy Little Voice spends most of her time hidden away with her late father’s record collection, perfecting her astonishing impersonations. Her extraordinary talent remains a secret until she is overheard by local talent scout Ray Say. Determined to hit the big time, Ray sets about creating the show of the century with Little Voice as his star. When the big night arrives, Ray is convinced that this is his last chance for fame and fortune. But has anyone asked Little Voice what she wants?

TUE, WED & THU EVE £27.50 / £26.00 / £24.50 SAT MATINEE £26.00 / £24.50 / £23.00 FRI & SAT EVE £29.50 / £28.50 / £26.50 REDUCED RATES £2.00 OFF ALL TICKETS (EXCEPT MON EVE & WED MATINEE) GROUPS 10+ £3.00 OFF (EXCEPT FRI & SAT EVE & SAT MATINEE) UNDER 18s £13.00 MON EVE & WED MATINEE / £17.00 TUE - SAT EVE /£15.00 SAT MATINEE EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES (EXCEPT MON EVE & WED MATINEE) 12+

The performance on Fri 26 Oct at 19.30 will be BSL Interpreted.

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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Shake, Rattle and Roll

FRI 19 OCT 14.30 ONETOUCH THEATRE

FRI 12 14:00 SAT 13 & SUN 14 12:00 & 15:00

Starlight Musical Theatre:

4+ AND FAMILIES

EMPIRE THEATRE

NEXT!!...

SEAT PRICES £9.50

THU 15 – SAT 17 NOV

FAMILY TICKET £32.00

EVENING: THU 15 – SAT 17 NOV 19.30 MATINEE: SAT 17 NOV 14.30

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £15.00 UNDER 14 AND OVER 60s £12.50 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

Hot on the heels of their hugely successful production of Jesus Christ Superstar in 2011, Starlight Musical Theatre brings you NEXT!!... - a musical revue conceived and devised by the same winning team of director Roma MacAskill and choreographer Nicola MacAskill. The company will take you on a tongue-in-cheek journey of the audition process, showcasing individual talents with musical theatre numbers from Broadway, the West End and beyond. Great entertainment for all the family.

FRI 12 – SUN 14 OCT

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UNDER 18s £8.50

THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly… BUT THE PEOPLE’S THEATRE COMPANY DO! And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life for the very first time. Presented by the team behind How The Koala Learnt To Hug and The Witch’s Bogey, this magical new show has been written especially for parents to enjoy with their children. Come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales with a feast of first class games, colourful animal characters and heartwarming family fun.

It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 4 to 104! PTC.ORG.UK

Superb audience participation and fabulous musical fun creates a delightful experience that only the Singing Kettle can deliver every time DAILY RECORD

Join the band! Make your own shaker or bring a musical instrument and play along with this brand new singalong extravaganza! Bursting at the seams with energy, you will Shake, Rattle and Roll out the rhythm of this non-stop, all action show. The Singing Kettle are here to help Rosie the Gardener get her plants ready for the Village Flower Show. Based in a musical garden full of funky looking plants and lots of surprises, Cilla, Artie, Gary and Kevin plant some magic seeds and watch them grow whilst the Singing Chefs enter a soup competition and Bonzo the dog is up to mischief! With loads of audience participation and favourite songs like ‘Ants Went Marching’, ‘Homemade Band’ and ‘Bear in the Woods’, be sure not to miss out and join the biggest and best music-making machine around! WWW.SINGINGKETTLE.COM

The Performance on SUN 14 OCT AT 12.00 will be Audio Described.

The Performance on SUN 14 OCT AT 15.00 will be BSL Interpreted.

... a delight for kids, parents and grandparents alike. The laughter, singing and interaction is contagious EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS (ON SINGING KETTLE)

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FREE FOR BABIES AGED 0-12 MONTHS GROUPS 10+ £9.50

FAMILY SAVER £44.00 (4 x SEATS, MIN 1 ADULT) EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

EDEN COURT FRIENDS FAMILY TICKET £40.00

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EDEN COURT CREATIVE Hit Squad OFFERS THE LARGEST ARTS AUTUMN 2012 EDUCATION PROGRAMME OF A new Highland wide community dance project is heading ANY UK THEATRE. WE’RE your way this autumn. Eden Court CREATIVE has commissioned an adaptable piece of choreography which HERE TO HELP YOU GET can be learned by one community group to be performed to INVOLVED WITH THE ARTS. another. For example, a primary school group could learn the WHETHER YOU’RE A YOUNG dance and then perform it to a local judo group. For more information on how you can get involved contact our Dance PERSON, OR NOT SO YOUNG PERSON OR EVEN A BUSINESS. Artist Louise Marshall on 01463 239 841 or email Over 60 classes take place every week at Eden Court. We also have a team of arts workers in all areas of the Highlands who deliver a variety of exciting arts projects. You can hire our CREATIVE team to bring a touch of drama to your business, whether you’re looking for bespoke training, inspirational events, original ideas or a fun day out. Plus - This year we are the Highland partner for three national arts projects: Get Scotland Dancing, Creative Identities and Big Dance.

For further info please email creative@ eden-court.co.uk or call 01463 239 841 and ask to speak to a member of the CREATIVE team. For classes and activities info please see our separate CREATIVE brochure.

lmarshall@eden-court.co.uk.

Hit Squad’ is part of the Scottish Government and Creative Scotland’s ‘Get Scotland Dancing’ project and aims to bring dance to people living in rural areas of the Highlands who find it difficult to access regular weekly classes or public events.

Ness Islands Halloween Spectacular! 26/27 OCTOBER EDEN COURT CREATIVE are once again joining the Highland Council and Arts in Motion to transform Inverness’ Ness Islands into a Spooky Spectacular, providing chills and thrills for all the family. This year the theme is Haunted House – so don your fancy dress and steel your nerves for the best fright of the year!

Commonwealth Capers 11/12 NOVEMBER As part of the countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, we’re ramping up the excitement with a two-day celebration of sport and theatre. We’ll be encouraging everyone to join in the fun with various events throughout Inverness. The whole celebration ends with a brilliant, interactive performance combining all the drama, passion and excitement of sport and theatre, at 19.30 on 12 Nov at various venues at Eden Court.

A haunting tale of good versus evil and the destructive power of envy and prejudice. An Aberdeen Performing Arts production

The Cone Gatherers TUE 02 OCT – SAT 06 OCT EVENINGS: TUE 02 – SAT 06 19.30 MATINEES: THU 04 13.30 & SAT 06 14.00

By Robin Jenkins Adapted by Peter Arnott Directed by Kenny Ireland Designed by Hayden Griffin SEAT PRICES

EMPIRE THEATRE

TUE 02 EVE & THU 04 MAT £16.00

14+

WED 03 & THU 04 EVE £20.00 FRI 05 & SAT 06 EVE £22.50 / £20.50 / £18.50

This classic Scottish novel tells the tale of two brothers gathering cones in a forest on a Scottish estate in order to replenish the trees felled for the war effort. Neil, and his hunchbacked brother Calum, lead happy and contented lives in these beautiful surroundings, completely detached from the destruction of the Second World War. However, their innocence and happiness is threatened by the dark, obsessive hatred of Duror, the gamekeeper and the deep prejudices of the class system of the time. The obsessions of Duror grow stronger throughout the story, building to a devastating climax. Robin Jenkins' greatest novel is brought to life by the creative team behind His Majesty’s Theatre’s two critically acclaimed productions, Sunset Song and The Silver Darlings, in this brand new adaptation by Scottish dramatist Peter Arnott. Playwriting and drama workshops are available for schools. For more info contact creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com

SAT 06 MAT £18.00 REDUCED RATES £2.00 OFF (EXCEPT TUE 02 EVE & THU 04 MAT) TUE 02 EVE & THU 04 MAT: UNDER 18s & SCHOOL GROUPS £8.00 + 1 FREE TEACHER PER 10 PUPILS GROUPS 10+ £3.00 OFF WED 03 & THU 04 EVE: UNDER 18s & SCHOOL GROUPS £16.00 + 1 FREE TEACHER PER 10 PUPILS GROUPS 10+ £3.00 OFF SAT 06 MAT: UNDER 18s & SCHOOL GROUPS £14.00 + 1 FREE TEACHER PER 10 PUPILS FRI 05 & SAT 06 EVE: UNDER 18s & SCHOOL GROUP £16.00 + 1 FREE TEACHER PER 10 PUPILS EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES EXCEPT TUE 02 EVE & THU 06 MAT

The performance on FRI 05 OCT AT 19.30 will be BSL Interpreted. The performance on SAT 06 OCT at 14.00 will be captioned.

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An Audience With

WED 31 OCT 2012 19:00 ONETOUCH THEATRE

THU 20 & FRI 21 SEP 20:00 ONETOUCH THEATRE

SEAT PRICES £9.00

SEAT PRICES £14.00

REDUCED RATES £7.00

REDUCED RATES £12.00

GROUPS 20+ £6.50

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14 The Duke of Windsor

Written and performed by Bob Kingdom Produced by Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in association with Assembly

Family and friends are invited to celebrate an evening's professional entertainment with four youthful half-hour productions of different Shakespeare plays.

I am sure this will be something the children involved will remember with pride and fondness for the rest of their lives. Participating teacher - 2011

GUY MASTERSON

Animal Farm

I can honestly say that their performance was the proudest moment of my career - they absolutely and completely pulled it off. It was everything I hoped it would be, and more! Participating teacher - 2011

SUN 27 JAN 19:30 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £15.00 REDUCED RATES £2.00 OFF U18s £8.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES 10+

ThickSkin presents

The Static by Davey Anderson

Bob Kingdom is magnificent Directed & Choreographed by Neil Bettles

A kinetic coming-of-age story about desire, guilt and mind over matter.

MON 17 SEP 19:30 ONETOUCH THEATRE

Most people's thoughts stay inside their heads. Not mine. My thoughts travel. My thoughts do things. Don't believe me? Just watch.

REDUCED RATES £10.00

Following an award-winning debut in 2010, ThickSkin returns with a magnetic new play by Davey Anderson. Developed in association with The Core at Corby Cube with support from National Theatre of Scotland.

SEAT PRICES £12.00

UNDER 26s £8.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES 15+

FREE POST-SHOW TALK 20:30 WWW.THICKSKINTHEATRE.CO.UK

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In the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and following the multi-award winning cinema hits The Kings Speech and W.E., comes an explosive and gripping new stage play telling the behind-thescenes story of Edward Duke of Windsor and his relationship with his ghost writer as they attempt to write his memoir, A King’s Story for one million pounds. Drawn from extensive research, this story of one man’s dilemma between love and money follows LIFE Magazine’s relentless pursuit for a ‘tell all’ best-selling book. But at what cost to Edward and Wallis Simpson

A beautiful piece of multimedia, multiform theatre. ****THE LIST (ON BLACKOUT)

Bob Kingdom is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Dylan Thomas in the Anthony Hopkins’ directorial debut of Dylan Thomas: Return Journey which has been enjoyed to date by over forty thousand people all over the world.

Fourteen years since he last brought his magnificent solo interpretation of Orwell's classic barnyard satire to Inverness, Guy Masterson, last seen in Shylock and Under Milk Wood is back! Using nothing but a wooden box, some amazing sound effects and brilliant physical and vocal dexterity, this performance has to be seen to be believed! Masterson ignites this famous yarn bringing a modern sinister relevance to Orwell's masterwork leaving an indelible imprint in the consciousness. Hilariously comic and powerfully poignant by turns, Masterson's breathtaking storytelling creates the farmyard around you in two hours of utterly compelling theatre. As the most performed solo show in the world, this is a must see performance for all ages. If you've never seen or read Animal Farm, this is the show for you. If you know the story or remember it from school... you won't believe it!

WWW.BOBKINGDOM.NET Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

A brilliant adaptation which delights with its physical grace and artistry. It's complex and entirely theatrical. THE SCOTSMAN (ON ANIMAL FARM)

Captivating, emotional and brilliant. *****THREEWEEKS (ON BLACKOUT)

The UK's largest Youth Drama Festival is coming to Eden Court on the 31st October. The Shakespeare Schools Festival works in partnership with the National Theatre to help 700 schools from across the UK to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre.


FRI 05 & SAT 06 OCT 20.00 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £12.00

Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut THU 01 NOV – SUN 04 NOV

REDUCED RATES £10.00

EVENING: THU 01 – SUN 04 20:00 MATINEE: SAT 03 & SUN 04 14:00

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

ONETOUCH THEATRE

14+

Alison Peebles is a leading Scottish actor who once gave an acclaimed performance as Lady Macbeth and in many others memorable roles. But that’s not the point. Alison Peebles has primary progressive MS which was first diagnosed 12 years ago, after a series of falls as a creeping numbness spread throughout her body. But maybe that’s not the point either. The point is that she is as vulnerable as all of us.

PHOTO: Simon Murphy

Brilliantly skilful, passionate and compelling

THE INDEPENDENT (ON TAKE ME WITH YOU)

SEAT PRICES £16.00

As I struggle inelegantly on my crutches, toddlers who have just discovered the wobbly freedom of their own two feet, whizz past me. People amble, stride, jog and just…walk. It is a gift they don’t know they have, and one I never considered until I began to lose it.

Thomas, Katie and Hanna are beautiful young performers, but it’s not important that they have healthy, flexible, reliable bodies. What’s important is that their minds and their emotions can be as unpredictable as Alison’s body. Celebratory, irreverent and, at times, surreal, My Shrinking Life examines the emotional and physical journey we are all on as vulnerable, fragile people, diagnosed or not WWW.NATIONALTHEATRESCOTLAND.COM

Starving Artists Theatre Company

Take Me With You THU 27 SEP 2012 20:00 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £12.00 REDUCED RATES £10.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES 14+

By Godfrey Hamilton This poignant, funny and heartbreaking story of three dreamers adrift in Los Angeles is another extraordinary tale from the wilder shores of love by the multiple awardwinning Starving Artists. Premiering in 2007, Mark Pinkosh played all three roles in what the Los Angeles Times called transcendent and impassioned performances and now Starving Artists revisit Take Me With You in an all new production directed by Jonathan Best and lit by Doug Kuhrt. For this larger scale production Mark Pinkosh plays the role of Bradley and two further actors will be joining the company to play alongside him.

WWW.ORDINARYCULTURE.ORG/STARVINGARTISTSTHEATRE.COM Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

REDUCED RATES £14.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

FROM GILDED BALLOON & TRON THEATRE COMPANY Written and directed by Morag Fullarton This is a lovingly disrespectful homage to one of the classic films of all time, starring Still Game’s Gavin Mitchell impersonating Humphrey Bogart playing Rick Blaine, alongside Taggart’s Clare Waugh and Para Handy’s Jimmy Chisholm! A 'superb multi-tasking cast' whisk you back to Morocco 1941, a Nazi infested hotbed of corruption, teeming with refugees and all the flotsam and jetsam of war-torn Europe. Cut to Rick's bar where the émigrés gather, desperate to get hold of the all-elusive exit visa, when who should walk in but the beautiful Ilsa, Rick's long lost love. Set in a tiny gin joint, this fast-paced, action-packed comedy is a smart and loving tribute to an all-time classic film. Raise a Bogart-style eyebrow and shed a Bergman-like tear as you revist one of the greatest films ever!

Pure theatre magic, the secret of the show's success lies in its combination of anarchic stage send-up and real passion for the essence of one of the great screen love-stories **** THE SCOTSMAN **** THE HERALD

Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

My Shrinking Life

DRAMA

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A CLASSIC THRILLER FROM THE LITERARY MASTER OF SUSPENSE

ALAN BISSETT

The Red Hourglass FRI 26 OCT 20:00 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £12.00 REDUCED RATES £10.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

DRAMA

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AGE 16+

Written and performed by Alan Bissett Directed by Sacha Kyle

‘A NERVE-TINGLING EXPERIENCE ’ THE EXPRESS ‘ALL THE ELEMENTS FOR A SPOOKY NIGHT OUT’ THE HERALD

Glenfiddich Scottish Writer of the Year, Alan Bissett performs his first new work since his smash-hit Moira Monologues (performed at Eden Court in 2010). In The Red Hourglass Bissett plays five parts: three male, two female, none of them human, locked up together in a mysterious facility. This is a dazzling, witty and erotic tour-de-force from one of Scotland's most versatile talents. WWW.ALANBISSETT.COM

Ménage À Trois TUE 11 SEP 19:30 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £12.00 REDUCED RATES £9.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES AGE 14+

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By Claire Cunningham and Gail Sneddon in partnership with National Theatre of Scotland. In an ancient, crumbling mansion, sheltering from the howling winds that tear across the surrounding desolate moorland, two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change their lives forever…

MON 12 - SAT 17 NOV

When a young book dealer, David Filde, is employed by a former associate of his uncle to catalogue an impressive library, he finds an incredible array of rare and antiquated books. But as a series of strange and unexplained events conspire to keep Filde from his work, he realises that if he is to convince his sceptical employer that the mysterious phenomena he is experiencing are real, they must journey together to the very edge of terror, and beyond, to discover the source of the ghostly night-time visitations…

EMPIRE THEATRE

David Robb is perhaps best known for playing Dr Clarkson in the first two series of the award-winning ITV drama Downtown Abbey and the forth-coming third series. His many other TV roles have seen him star in I Claudius, The Flame Trees of Thika and Monarch of the Glen. Films include the Academy award-winning drama Young Victoria and Elizabeth - The Golden Age. David’s theatre credits include productions of Hamlet and King Lear at the Almeida Theatre.

REDUCED RATES

EVE: MON 12 – SAT 17 20.00 MAT: THU 15 & SAT 17 14.00

SEAT PRICES MON EVE £16.00 // THU & SAT MAT £18.00 // TUE - THU EVE £19.00 // FRI & SAT EVE £22.50 / £20.50 / £18.50 £2.00 OFF (EXCEPT MON EVE) GROUPS 10+ £3.00 OFF MON - THU EVE ONLY U18s & SCHOOL GROUPS £8.00 MON EVE £14.00 THU & SAT MAT

James Roache has enjoyed roles in TV dramas including ITV's Cold Blood and the feature Rise of the Footsoldier. His recent work includes a 20 episode story in Coronation Street playing the deceptive rogue James Cunningham. James will be making his stage debut in The Haunting.

Don’t dare see it alone! Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

Sometimes I feel like a machine. I forget I was made to touch skin, to feel heat, breath, to have someone's smile pressed into my neck. I wasn't made to click… But with you I click. We. Click. Like a clique, a trio, a Ménage À Trois.

£16.00 ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES (SCHOOL GROUPS: ONE TEACHER FREE FOR EVERY TEN PUPILS EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES MON EVE ONLY

In a dark, private chamber, a lonely woman begins to craft the perfect man out of the only thing she knows her crutches. A hauntingly beautiful study of love, obsession, loneliness and manipulation, Ménage a Trois is a visually stunning new piece of dance theatre from award-winning performer Claire Cunningham and choreographer/video artist Gail Sneddon. Exploring Claire's twenty year relationship with her crutches, this darkly humorous and deeply personal portrait asks if it's possible to find love when there are already three of you in the relationship.

Ménage a Trois is created in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland and has been commissioned for Unlimited, a project celebrating disability, arts, culture and sport on an unprecedented scale as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The project is principally funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor, and is delivered in partnership between London 2012, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council

Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

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DRAMA

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Crunch

Catch two of Scotland's most exciting young theatre performers Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair in this special performance double bill!

SUN 30 SEP 19:30 ONETOUCH THEATRE

SAVE THE DATES

SEAT PRICES £10.00 REDUCED RATES £8.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES 14+

FOR THIS YEAR’S INVERNESS FILM FESTIVAL!

HITCH by Kieran Hurley

CRUNCH

On 8th July 2009, the leaders of eight of the world's most powerful countries met in the Italian town of L'Aquila to make plans for the future of our planet.

Is it a lecture? Is it a test? Is he really serious? Find out in this entertaining and thought provoking live experiment about the value of money.

On 27th June 2009, 2011 Arches Platform 18 award winner Kieran Hurley hitched a lift from Glasgow to be there. Join Kieran for this heartfelt autobiographical performance about global leaders, compassionate strangers, a young man and his thumb which asks questions about the meaning and purpose of political protest, the limits of personal power, and the genuine possibility of change.

Gary believes you've got what it takes to complete his five-step programme and that you can be liberated from the tyranny of money forever.

by Gary McNair

We’re proudly celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the festival this year and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Festival details will be announced nearer the time but we thought you might be keen to pencil those dates in now!

A hilarious solo performance by writer, performer, director and 2010 Arches Platform 18 award winner Gary McNair.

A sneakily clever performance. ****

THE GUARDIAN

Warm, generous, unexpectedly moving. THE OBSERVER

The Matchmaker SUN 09 SEP 19.30 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £12.00 UNDER 18s £10.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

Matchmaker (and farmer) Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connor follows the great Irish tradition of matchmaking pairing off all the old local lonely hearts to be sure that 'every old shoe would find an old stocking'. Join Dicky on his mission to pair off a delightful gallery of glorious eccentrics; a lonely cripple from Cork; a sex starved spinster, who doesn't want to die "without the imprint of a man"; a jovial jockey and a pious widow with a toffee (yes, toffee) addiction. Using his unique blend of intuition, cunning and good old Irish Charm, Dicky must somehow match them all up. With heart-warming and hilarious results, this stage adaptation from John B Keane’s original novel is a charming mix of humour and poignancy and a celebration of Irish country people’s pursuit of true love.

CINEMA Find the full Eden Court Cinema Guide each month in your ICA magazine.

TWO STATE OF THE ART CINEMAS DIGITAL SOUND FULLY LICENSED HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTERS DOCUMENTARY WORLD CINEMA Eden Court Cinema… your cinema

WWW.SPLINTERSPRODUCTIONS.CO.UK


23 Best International Act TIME OUT SYDNEY 2011

Danny Bhoy

Jimmy Carr

Dear Epson

Gagging Order

SUN 16 SEP 20.00 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £16.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES 14+

A few years back, comedian Danny Bhoy launched a campaign (wrote some letters) which successfully saw the return of Roast Beef Monster Munch to our supermarket shelves. You’re welcome says Danny. This is a loosely-based stand up/breakdown show which revolves around a handful of other letters he’s penned out of frustration, with mixed results.

FRI 31 AUG – SAT 01 SEP 2012

"Gagging Order" promises to be a hilarious night out... let's see shall we.

FRI 31 AUG 20.00 SAT 01 SEP 19.00

EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £25.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES 16+

Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. The show will be packed with one-liners, stories & jokes. Some clever, some rude & a few totally unacceptable.

It’s a show about those little annoyances that get to all of us....too frivolous to be a cause...too inconsequential to be a campaign!

Everybody's welcome. Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency & moral compass at home & come on out for a laugh.

WWW.DANNYBHOY.COM

Jimmy has sold over a million DVDs & hosted countless TV shows but live comedy is what he does best, come and see for yourself.

Like a stand up equivalent of Bill Bryson. Charming and effortlessly funny.

WWW.JIMMYCARR.COM

THE HERALD

Daniel Sloss The Show

Comedic sensation METRO ON SLOSS

SAT 24 NOV 20.00 ONETOUCH THEATRE

A brilliant comic brain...i this stand-up cracks somei of the best one liners I'vei ever heard. GUARDIANi

Stewart Francis Outstanding In His Field THU 01 NOV 19.30 EMPIRE THEATRE

SEAT PRICES £15.50

SEAT PRICES £18.50

REDUCED RATES £11.00

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES 14+

Stunning new show from Scotland's award-winning comedian and internationally acclaimed half-man-halfXbox, Daniel Sloss. Having starred on TV shows such as Michael Mcintyre's Comedy Roadshow, 8/10 Cats, Mock The Week, and more, plus his own BBC show The Adventures Of Daniel, Daniel started gigging aged just 16. In October 2009, aged 19, his debut in London's Soho Theatre made him the youngest stand-up ever to perform a solo season in the West End. Now 21, he has toured internationally, sold out 4 Edinburgh Fringe seasons and to top it all off, he's recently left home. So, now the gloves are really off! (although the dirty socks are still on the floor.) L GUEST: IA EC SP H WIT WWW.DANIELSLOSS.COM

ries Kai Humhiplahrious

Newcastle's y rising comed and lovable r. ta r-s pe su

You’ve seen him on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Live At The Apollo and 8 out of 10 Cats and he’s performed across North America, the UK, Europe, Asia, South Africa and the Middle East. Don’t miss your chance to see this one - liner genius live! WWW.STEWARTFRANCIS.COM

Stewart Francis gags are razoreddown one-liners with disarming set ups lurching into twisted and bitter pay-offs, drier than a Manhattan martini. SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

COMEDY

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Alan Davies SAT 20 OCT 20.30 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £25.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES 16+

Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit SUN 18 NOV 20.00 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £12.00 REDUCED RATES £10.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES ADULT THEMES, PARENTAL GUIDANCE

WWW.GILDEDBALLOON.CO.UK

COMEDY

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COMEDY

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After more than a decade since his last stand-up show and following a hugely successful tour of Australia in 2011, Alan Davies, the much-loved star of iconic television series such as Jonathan Creek and QI, makes a long-awaited return to live stand-up this Autumn.

Gilded Balloon has been at the cutting edge of new comedy talent at the Edinburgh Fringe for over 25 years and they continue to bring some of the best new stand-up comedians on the Scottish Comedy Circuit to Eden Court – The line up will be announced nearer the time but, rest assured, these monthly Sunday night comedy nights are always a guaranteed great night out – the perfect way to forget the oncoming Monday morning.

Had The Audience In Stitches, Hilarious ***** THE AGE, MELBOURNE

A Well-Rounded And Hilarious Show. A Wonderful Return To Stand-Up From Davies CHORTLE

Piff The Magic Dragon in Jurassic Bark

Cute, Inspired & very funny TIME OUT

SAT 27 OCT 20.00 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £14.00

The Devoted and Disgruntled Roadshow

REDUCED RATES £12.00

Supported by National Theatre Scotland

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES 16+ THIS IS NOT A CHILDREN’S SHOW

An astonishing night of magic and humour is guaranteed as Piff the Magic Dragon embarks on his first major UK tour accompanied by Mr Piffles, the World's First Million Dollar Chihuahua. Will Piff find his princess? Will Mr Piffles defy the Cannon of Certain Death? There’s only one way to find out...

A stunningly good magician

SAT 08 SEP 10:00 – 18:00 ONETOUCH THEATRE FREE 16+

Join a nationwide conversation for anyone interested in theatre, whether you make it, produce it, watch it, love it, long for it to be different… Follow this link to book your place: http://bit.ly/Q1Evsy

PENN & TELLER

A stand out act METRO

Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

EVENTS

An hour with Piff is priceless THE LIST

(AUSTRALIA &NZ)


TALKS & EVENTS

27 An evening with Inverness Courier

Dr Jane Goodall (DBE)

Highland Wedding Fair

SUN 02 SEP 18:30 EMPIRE THEATRE

University Of The Highlands and Islands

SEAT PRICES £19.00 MEET AND GREET WITH DR GOODALL & SIR JOHN LISTER KAYE £50.00

SUN 23 SEP 12:00 – 16:00 ALL AROUND EDEN COURT

Christmas Lecture

ENTRY ON THE DAY £3.00

12+

THU 06 DEC 19.15 ONETOUCH THEATRE

HOSTED BY THE HIGHLAND FACILITATOR TEAM

SEAT PRICES – FREE BUT TICKETED

A perfect event for all brides-to be…

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

A unique opportunity to hear the globally acclaimed Primatologist, Ethnologist, Anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall (DBE), talk about her life’s work.

PHOTO Greg Schaler

Dr Goodall is specifically renowned for her 50 year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania and the establishment of the Jane Goodall Institute. She also founded the Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots Programme, which with over 4,000,000 members worldwide is considered to be one of the most influential youth organisations in the world. Dr Goodall will be joined on stage by Sir John Lister Kaye, a renowned naturalist, conservationist and author. Sir John is the founder of the internationally renowned Aigas Field Centre.

This year the University of the Highlands and Islands Christmas Lecture will feature local entrepreneur Roy MacGregor, CEO of Global Energy Group based in Inverness. Global was founded in 2005, with head offices in Europe’s energy capital, Aberdeen, and Inverness, and is now one of Scotland’s leading employers, a major contributor to the national economy and a highly successful international business.

The Inverness Courier Highland Wedding Fair brings together over 60 of Scotland’s leading Wedding suppliers who will showcase everything they have to make your day just perfect.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet withi photographers, florists, venues, check outi beauty and hair treatments, dresses,i stationary and much more!i

Roy will be interviewed on behalf of the university by local writer, broadcaster and presenter Nicky Marr and the interview, which will have a live global web cast will be followed by a drinks reception.

If you wish to attend, please contact the UHI events team on 01463 279 344 or email events@uhi.ac.uk Sponsored by THE TULLOCH GROUP AND NESS CASTLE LODGES LTD Supported by INVERNESSTV.NET AND THE PRESS AND JOURNAL

From an intimate ceremony in our 19th Century Chapel to a full blown extravaganza on the stage of the Empire Theatre. We’ll help you create your own unique special day.

WWW.HIGHLANDFT.ORG.UK/NEWS

SPECIAL OFFER Meet and greet Dr Goodall and Sir John Lister Kaye for £50.00. Ticket price includes a ticket to the show and a meet and greet.

PHOTOS: Iain Bain

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CONTACT THE EVENTS TEAM: weddings@eden-court.co.uk // 01463 732 697

Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk


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An evening with

Mark Beaumont

Felicity Aston Alone in Antarctica

WED 19 SEP 2012 19:30 EMPIRE THEATRE

FRI 23 NOV 19.30 ONETOUCH THEATRE

SEAT PRICES £15.00

SEAT PRICES £14.00

REDUCED RATES £13.00

REDUCED RATES £12.00

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

Mark Beaumont broke the Guinness World Record in 2007/8 for the fastest circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle. But not only is Mark a World Record-breaker, he’s also an adventurer, a documentary maker, an author, and this summer he was an Olympic Torch Bearer. Mark has cycled from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, climbed the highest peaks in North and South America and recently he returned from an attempt to break the World Record for rowing across the Atlantic. After 27 days at sea, having rowed over 2000 miles, his boat capsized and he survived with his team for 14 hours in a life raft before being rescued.

In January 2012, almost 100 years to the day after Captain Scott reached the South Pole, Felicity Aston became the first woman in history to ski across Antarctica alone.  For 59 days she dragged 85kg of supplies 1744 km across the coldest continent on earth, enduring temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees and storm force winds.

His passion for sharing adventure, culture and the extremes of human endurance has earned Mark a considerable army of supporters. Come and see jaw dropping film clips and photography from around the world alongside Mark’s incredible tales of adventure. WWW.MARKBEAUMONTONLINE.COM

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Spending two months alone in this extreme landscape, where even the smallest mistakes can prove deadly, was a gruelling yet remarkable experience. Now, using her own video footage alongside stunning images from her expedition, Felicity will transport the audience to the last true remaining wilderness on Earth. WWW.FELICITYASTON.CO.UK

Doug Scott Moments of Being TUE 30 OCT 19.00 ONETOUCH THEATRE

An evening with

Sir Chris Bonnington SUN 04 NOV 19:30 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £19.00 NO REDUCED RATES

SEAT PRICES £17.50 REDUCED RATES £15.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

Mountaineering legend, Doug Scott CBE, is on the road again to raise money for charity and to share some of his most momentous tales with mountaineering lovers all over Scotland.

GROUPS 10+ £16.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

Sir Chris Bonington CBE is Britain's best known mountaineer and one of the most successful expedition leaders in history. He started climbing at the age of 16 and has been on 19 Himalayan expeditions, including 4 to Everest. He is renowned for having made many first ascents in the Alps and all the greater ranges of the world. With original images and raw footage, this is a rare opportunity to hear about some of the greatest expeditions of the twentieth century. WWW.BONINGTON.COM Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

Along with his climb up the South West Face of Everest with Dougal Haston during Chris Bonington's Expedition of 1975, Doug has reached the highest peaks on all seven continents. During his current tour of Scotland he tells of his adventures, with some of the world's greatest climbers in Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim and the remote Arunachal Pradesh in North East India. Doug will be joined on the tour by Gelong Karma Jiga, a Buddhist monk. Doug and Jiga have worked together for many years to raise funds for Community Action Nepal and funds from this years tour will also support the Scottish-based community charity Nilupul Foundation. Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk


FRI 31 AUG 20.00 JIMMY CARR – GAGGING ORDER page 23

SEPTEMBER SAT 01 SEP 19.00 JIMMY CARR - GAGGING ORDER page 23 SUN 02 SEP 18.30 AN EVENING WITH DR JANE GOODALL page 26 SUN 02 SEP 19.30 NORTHERN MEETING PIPING FESTIVAL page 42 WED 05 SEP 20.00 MESCHIYA LAKE & THE LITTLE BIG HORNS page 45 THU 06 SEP 09.00 ONWARDS NORTHERN MEETING PIPING COMPETITION page 42 FRI 07 SEP 09.00 ONWARDS NORTHERN MEETING PIPING COMPETITION page 42 SAT 08 SEP 10.00-18.00 THE DEVOTED AND DISGRUNTLED 2012 ROADSHOW page 25 SAT 08 SEP 09.00 ONWARDS NORTHERN MEETING PIPING COMPETITION page 42 SAT 08 SEP 19.30 BLAS 2012 KICK START page 40 & 41 SUN 09 SEP 19.30 THE MATCHMAKER page 20 MON 10 SEP 20.00 KEVIN BRIDGES - SOLD OUT TUE 11 SEP 19.30 MÉNAGE À TROIS page 19 TUE 11 SEP 20.00 KEVIN BRIDGES - SOLD OUT WED 12 SEP 20.00 KEVIN BRIDGES - SOLD OUT THU 13 SEP 19.30 BLAS 2012 'AN GUTH' (THE VOICE) page 40 & 41 SAT 15 SEP 19.30 BLAS GRAND FINAL page 41 SAT 15 SEP 20.00 PIVOTAL page 8 SUN 16 SEP 15.00 BL'AZZ JAZZ CONCERT page 53 SUN 16 SEP 20.00 DANNY BHOY: DEAR EPSON page 22

MON 17 SEP 19.30 THE STATIC page 14 WED 19 SEP 19.30 AN EVENING WITH MARK BEAUMONT page 28 THU 20 SEP 20.00 AN AUDIENCE WITH THE DUKE OF WINDSOR page 15

THU 20 SEP 19.30 A BUTTON BOX GATHERING page 43 FRI 21 SEP 20.00 AN AUDIENCE WITH THE DUKE OF WINDSOR page 15 FRI 21 SEP 19.30 THE DRIFTERS 'MASQUERADE TOUR 2012' page 50 SAT 22 SEP 20.00 MICK FLAVIN’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW page 48 SUN 23 SEP 12.00 – 16.00 HIGHLAND WEDDING FAIR page 27 TUE 25 SEP 19.30 SPIRIT OF THE DANCE page 04 WED 26 SEP 20.00 ICM: OXANA SHEVCHENKO (TOWN HOUSE) page 36 WED 26 SEP 19.30 SPIRIT OF THE DANCE page 04

THU 27 SEP 20.00 TAKE ME WITH YOU page 16 THU 27 SEP 19.30 SPIRIT OF THE DANCE page 04 FRI 28 SEP 19.30 SPIRIT OF THE DANCE page 04 SAT 29 SEP 14.00 & 19.30 SPIRIT OF THE DANCE page 04 SUN 30 SEP 19.30 HITCH / CRUNCH (DOUBLE BILL) page 20 SUN 30 SEP 15.00 SPIRIT OF THE DANCE page 04

OCTOBER TUE 02 OCT 19.30 THE CONE GATHERERS page 13 WED 03 OCT 19.30 THE CONE GATHERERS page 13 THU 04 OCT 13.30 & 19.30 THE CONE GATHERERS page 13 FRI 05 OCT 19.30 THE CONE GATHERERS page 13 FRI 05 OCT 20.00 NTS: MY SHRINKING LIFE page 16 SAT 06 OCT 14.00 & 19.30 THE CONE GATHERERS page 13 SAT 06 OCT 20.00 NTS: MY SHRINKING LIFE page 16 SUN 07 OCT 20.00 LIZANNE KNOTT page 46 SUN 07 OCT 19.30 DUNCAN CHISHOLM & BAND page 44 TUE 09 OCT 19.30 HATS OFF TO LED ZEPPELIN page 51

Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

WED 10 OCT 20.00 ICM: BARBIROLLI STRING QUARTET (TOWN HOUSE) page 36 FRI 12 OCT 14.00 THE SINGING KETTLE: SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL page 11 FRI 12 OCT 19.30 JOHN WILSON & HIS BAND page 47 SAT 13 OCT 12.00 & 15.00 THE SINGING KETTLE: SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL page 11

SUN 14 OCT 12.00 & 15.00 THE SINGING KETTLE: SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL page 11 TUE 16 OCT 19.30 SCOTTISH BALLET AUTUMN SEASON 2012 page 06 TUE 16 OCT 20.00 ICM: BARBIROLLI STRING QUARTET page 36 WED 17 OCT 19.30 SCOTTISH BALLET AUTUMN SEASON 2012 page 06 THU 18 OCT 19.30 AN EVENING WITH CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH page 48 FRI 19 OCT 20.00 MOTOWN'S GREATEST HITS - HOW SWEET IT IS page 50 FRI 19 OCT 14.30 THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY page 11 SAT 20 OCT 20.30 ALAN DAVIES - LIFE IS PAIN page 25 SUN 21 OCT 15.00 BL'AZZ JAZZ CONCERT page 53 MON 22 OCT 19.30 THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE page 09 TUE 23 OCT 19.30 THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE page 09 WED 24 OCT 14.30 & 19.30 THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE page 09 THU 25 OCT 19.30 THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE page 09 THU 25 OCT 20.00 SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: ILLUMINATIONS page 34 & 35

FRI 26 OCT 19.30 THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE page 09 FRI 26 OCT 20.00 ALAN BISSETT: THE RED HOURGLASS page 19 FRI 26 OCT 21.00 SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: FAUST (1926) page34 & 35 SAT 27 OCT 14.30 & 19.30 THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE page 09 SAT 27 OCT 20.00 PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON IN JURASSIC BARK page 24 SUN 28 OCT 14.00 SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: TEA DANCE page 34 &35 SUN 28 OCT 19.30 SNJO - IN THE SPIRIT OF THE DUKE: ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON page 53 MON 29 OCT 19.30 ALY BAIN, ALE MÖLLER AND BRUCE MOLSKY page 44

TUE 30 OCT 19.00 DOUG SCOTT CBE - MOMENTS OF BEING page 29 TUE 30 OCT 19.30 JASMIN VARDIMON: FREEDOM page 05 WED 31 OCT 19.30 PROM PRAISE page 37 WED 31 OCT 19.00 THE SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL page14

NOVEMBER THU 01 NOV 19.30 STEWART FRANCIS: OUTSTANDING IN HIS FIELD page 23 THU 01 NOV 20.00 CASABLANCA: THE GIN JOINT CUT page 17 FRI 02 NOV 20.00 BBC SSO - SCHUBERTS GREAT C MAJOR page 33 FRI 02 NOV 20.00 CASABLANCA: THE GIN JOINT CUT page 17 SAT 03 NOV 14.00 & 20.00 CASABLANCA: THE GIN JOINT CUT page 17 SUN 04 NOV 14.00 & 20.00 CASABLANCA: THE GIN JOINT CUT page 17 SAT 03 NOV 19.30 HIGHLAND SHOWTIME page 43 SUN 04 NOV 19.30 AN EVENING WITH SIR CHRIS BONINGTON page 28

TUE 06 NOV 20.00 ICM: KUNGSBACKA PIANO TRIO (TOWN HOUSE) page 36 WED 07 - SUN 11 NOV INVERNESS FILM FESTIVAL 2012 page 18 THU 08 NOV 19.15 SCOTTISH OPERA: THE MAGIC FLUTE page 32 FRI 09 NOV 18.00 SCOTTISH OPERA: THE MAGIC FLUTE UNWRAPPED page 32 SAT 10 NOV 19.15 SCOTTISH OPERA: THE MAGIC FLUTE page 32 SUN 11 NOV 19.30 EDDI READER page 47 MON 12 NOV 20.00 THE HAUNTING page 18 TUE 13 NOV 19.30 HEBRIDES ENSEMBLE: 8 SONGS FOR A MAD KING page 36 TUE 13 NOV 20.00 THE HAUNTING page 18 WED 14 NOV 20.00 THE HAUNTING page 18 THU 15 NOV 19.30 STARLIGHT: NEXT!!... page 10 THU 15 NOV 14.00 & 20.00 THE HAUNTING page 18 FRI 16 NOV 19.30 STARLIGHT: NEXT!!...page 10 FRI 16 NOV 20.00 THE HAUNTING page 18 SAT 17 NOV 14.30 & 19.30 STARLIGHT: NEXT!!... page 10 SAT 17 NOV 14.00 & 20.00 THE HAUNTING page 18 SUN 18 NOV 20.00 GILDED BALLOON COMEDY CIRCUIT page 24 MON 19 NOV 20.00 THE PROCLAIMERS page 52 THU 22 NOV 20.00 VAMPIRES ROCK page 51 FRI 23 NOV 19.30 FELICITY ASTON: ALONE IN ANTARCTICA page 29 SAT 24 NOV 20.00 DANIEL SLOSS: THE SHOW page 22 SAT 24 NOV 19.30 INVERNESS CHORAL SOCIETY page 37 SUN 25 NOV 15.00 CAROL CONCERT page 58 SUN 25 NOV 19.30 KARINE POLWART page 45

TUE 11 DEC 20.00 FAWLTY TOWERS: GOURMET NIGHT page 57 WED 12 DEC 20.00 FAWLTY TOWERS: GOURMET NIGHT page 57 WED 12 DEC 20.00 ICM: ARCTIC WINDS QUINTET (TOWN HOUSE) page 36 THU 13 DEC 20.00 FAWLTY TOWERS: GOURMET NIGHT page 57 FRI 14 DEC 19.30 HOLLY AT CHRISTMAS 2012 page 58 SAT 15 DEC 19.30 HOLLY AT CHRISTMAS 2012 page 58 SUN 16 DEC 19.30 HOLLY AT CHRISTMAS 2012 page 58 MON 17 DEC 11.00, 12.30, 14.00 & 15.30 LITTLE BLUE page 57 MON 17 DEC 18.45 SEASON PREVIEW: JAN - APR 2013 page inside front TUE 18 DEC 11.00, 12.30, 14.00 & 15.30 LITTLE BLUE page 57 WED 19 DEC 11.00, 12.30, 14.00 & 15.30 LITTLE BLUE page 57 WED 19 DEC 19.30 A CHRISTMAS CAROL page 56 THU 20 DEC 11.00 & 12.30 LITTLE BLUE page 57 THU 20 DEC 19.30 A CHRISTMAS CAROL page 56 FRI 21 DEC 19.30 A CHRISTMAS CAROL page 56 SAT 22 DEC 13.30 & 19.30 A CHRISTMAS CAROL page 56

JANUARY WED 23 JAN 19.30 SCOTTISH BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER page 07 THU 24 JAN 14.00 & 19.30 SCOTTISH BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER page 07

DECEMBER TUE 04 DEC - SUN 06 JAN PANTO - MOTHER GOOSE page 54 & 55 THU 06 DEC 19.15 UHI CHRISTMAS LECTURE page 26 SAT 08 DEC 20.00 SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: VARIATIONS CONCERTS BY CANDLELIGHT (INVERNESS CATHEDRAL) page 34/35 SUN 09 DEC 19.30 HORSE page 46

FRI 25 JAN 19.30 SCOTTISH BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER page 07 SAT 26 JAN 14.00 & 19.30 SCOTTISH BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER page 07 SUN 27 JAN 19.30 ANIMAL FARM page 15

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NEW PRODUCTION

Schubert’s Great C Major

Scottish Opera

The Magic Flute

To be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

Andrew Manze

FRI 02 NOV 20.00 EMPIRE THEATRE

THU 08 NOV – SAT 10 NOV

SEAT PRICES £25.00 / £22.00 / £18.00

THU 08 & SAT 10 19.15 REDUCED RATES £23.00 / £20.00 / £16.00

EMPIRE THEATRE

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Opening the evening’s performance is a youthful overture from Mendelssohn inspired by the legend of the mermaid Melusine. Leading British soloist Nicholas Daniel gives a rare performance of the beautiful Concerto for oboe and strings which Vaughan Williams composed towards the end of the Second World War, and Andrew Manze brings the evening to a stirring close with Schubert's monumental final symphony.

Following the huge success of The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro, Sir Thomas Allen and Simon Higlett return to take on the fantastical charms of Mozart's most inventive opera. Set in a spectacular visual world inspired by 'steam punk' Victoriana, this promises to be a stylish and imaginative telling of this muchloved piece.

WWW.BBC.CO.UK/ORCHESTRAS/BBCSSO

Tamino is shown a painting of a beautiful young maiden and immediately falls in love. She is Pamina, the daughter of the mysterious Queen of the Night, who has been abducted by her mother's arch enemy, Sarastro. Tamino sets out to rescue her with just a magic flute and Papageno, a bumbling bird-catcher looking for love, to help him. But as their quest progresses the men start to question the motives of those around them, and they soon realise that all is not quite as it seems A beguiling mix of comedy, fantasy and pantomime, The Magic Flute is also a profound story of the search for love, wisdom and truth. Mozart's music effortlessly evokes the full gamut of emotions on stage - from heartfelt love songs and comic exchanges to explosive coloratura in the infamous Queen of the Night arias. Scottish tenor Nicky Spence (Intermezzo 2011) sings Tamino, and internationally acclaimed soprano Mari Moriya is the Queen of the Night. Mozart and Magic Flute expert Ekhart Wycik conducts. Sung in English with English supertitles. Supported by Dunard Fund and The Scottish Opera Syndicate. Running time approximately 3 hours.

MENDELSSOHN Waltz: Overture: The Fair Melusine (c.11') VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Concerto for oboe and strings (c.18') SCHUBERT Symphony No.9 (Great C Major) (c.52') Nicholas Daniel Oboe

PRE-SHOW TALK - FRI 02 NOV 19:15

Andrew Manze Conductor

Runnicles Conducts Beethoven 5 PRE-SHOW TALK SAT 10 NOV 18:00. Tickets are free but limited.

The Magic Flute Unwrapped

The performance on Sat 10 Nov will be Audio Described - Touch tour will begin at 18.00. Meet at Box Office

FRI 09 NOV 18.00 EMPIRE THEATRE

SEAT PRICES £51.00 / £41.00 £36.00 / £23.00 REDUCED RATES £3.00 OFF UNDER 26s £10.00 GROUPS 10+ EVERY 11TH TICKET FREE SCHOOL GROUPS (10+) £10.00 + 1 FREE TEACHER PER 10 PUPILS GOES FREE EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

See Box Office for FREE tickets to The Magic Flute Unwrapped

Whether you’re new to opera or an old hand, you can find out more at The Magic Flute Unwrapped, a free hour-long taster that gives you the chance to see what the shows we stage are all about. You’ll hear highlights from singers, and be introduced to the principal characters from the opera, the plot and some key scenes. Learn about props, lighting, direction and some of the theatrical secrets behind the production. Join The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, singers and back-stage crew to find out everything you need to know to make the most of your night at the opera.

To be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

SAT 02 FEB 2013 20.00 EMPIRE THEATRE

Donald Runnicles

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Johann Strauss's unofficial Austrian national anthem begins a dance through the imagination of Vienna, a city whose relationship with tradition can be both as tender as Webern's tribute to Schubert, and as revolutionary as Beethoven's explosive Fifth Symphony. Expect soloist Julian Rachlin, in partnership with BBC SSO Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles, making his first appearance in Inverness, to uncover the painful secrets behind Berg's Violin Concerto 'to the memory of an angel'.

JOHANN STRAUSS (SON) Waltz: On the Beautiful Blue Danube BERG Violin Concert SCHUBERT arr. WebernSix German Dances BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5

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Julian Rachlin Violin Donald Runnicles Conductor PRE-SHOW TALK - SAT 02 FEB 19:15 Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

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SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE www.scottishensemble.co.uk

Faust (1926) FRI 26 OCT 21:00 LA SCALA CINEMA SEAT PRICES £10.00

VARIATIONS:

Concerts by Candlelight SAT 08 DEC 20:00 INVERNESS CATHEDRAL

STUDENTS £5.00 SEAT PRICES £15.00 U16s FREE – MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT STUDENTS £5.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES U16s FREE – MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

Faust (1926) With score for strings and electronics by DJ Alex Smoke

BACH Goldberg Variations (arr. Sitkovetsky)

Alex's music, lauded by the house and techno communities, is also informed by his early experiences as a boy-chorister at Durham Cathedral. Still drawing on his classical music training gained as a teenager, Alex now tours his sets which blur the boundaries between electronica, classical and hip hop across the globe, including to the prestigious Sonar Festival in Barcelona.

The ancient and simple concept of variations is woven into an epic narrative, where earthly rhythms reach out towards the spiritual dimension.

Jonathan Morton Artistic Director Scottish Ensemble

Commissioned by Glasgow Film Festival

Illuminations STUDENTS £5.00 U16s FREE – MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT SCHOOLS – CONTACT SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: 0141 332 4747

Bach’s Goldberg Variations still have the power to enthrall audiences.

This magical journey is a key reference for all composers, including Britten, whose international reputation was launched by his set of variations for string orchestra.

La Follia SUN 17 FEB 2013 20:00 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £15.00

THU 25 OCT 20:00 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £15.00

BRITTEN Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

A quintet of musicians from the Scottish Ensemble and DJ Alex Smoke perform Alex Smoke's 2011 score for this expressionistic 1926 version of the classic cautionary tale of the deadly consequences of entering into self-destructive deals with the devil.

A talented cellist, Alex's new score exploits the full express range of the string family layered with electronics providing unusual atmospheres and textures.

This October sees our first ever Residency in Inverness. As well as our energetic and challenging concerts which you love, we’re presenting some more unusual events giving you new ways to experience the Scottish Ensemble, plus we’ll be joining in the fun at the Ness Islands Halloween spectacular. The highlight of our season, our Concert by Candlelight, takes place this year in the atmospheric surroundings of Inverness Cathedral and features Bach’s seminal Goldberg Variations.

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STUDENTS £5.00 U16s FREE – MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

Tea Dance

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GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso ‘La Follia’

SUN 28 OCT 14:00 THE MACLEAN ROOM

GÓRECKI Harpsichord Concerto

SEAT PRICES £12.00

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Violin Concerto in D ‘Concerto Accademico’

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MOZART Divertimento in D K136

STUDENTS £5.00

SCHUMANN String Quartet No.3 in A Major op.41 (arr. Morton)

U16s FREE – MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

HOLST St. Paul’s Suite

PURCELL Selected Fantasias

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GÓRECKI Three Pieces in Old Style

BRITTEN Les Illuminations

An afternoon of ballroom classics and dancing with musicians from the Scottish Ensemble. Choose your partners and be transported back to a golden age of palm court orchestras, afternoon teas, and gorgeous gowns.

Thomas Walker Tenor Netia Jones Video Artist The Scottish Ensemble delves into Britten’s musical passions, with works by Purcell, Mozart and Schumann leading up to Britten’s masterpiece Les Illuminations. Prepare to experience this sensory explosion with a specially commissioned live video design.

VIVALDI Concerto Grosso op.3 no. 10 RV 580 in B minor

TEA DANCE PRICE INCLUDES TEA AND CAKES

BRITTEN Simple Symphony

As we all know, sometimes music gets into your head and it just goes round and round. This can be uplifting, or maddening, or both! This programme is a collection of such musical ‘earworms’ from across the ages – and we guarantee you’ll still be humming them on your way home

FREE PRE-SHOW TALK - 19.15-19.45 Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

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HEBRIDES ENSEMBLE

By: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

8 Songs for a Mad King

Baritone: Marcus Farnsworth

TUE 13 NOV 19:30 ONETOUCH THEATRE

Renowned for quality of performance and diversity of repertoire, Hebrides Ensemble have brought many varied programmes to Eden Court over the seasons. This season they return with Peter Maxwell Davies' classic piece of music theatre Eight Songs for a Mad King on Tuesday 13 November.

SEAT PRICES £14.00 REDUCED RATES £10.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

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The work is based on King George III who during his episodes of madness, tried to teach caged birds music, often making awful attempts to sing with them. The instrumentalists play the parts of the caged birds and Marcus Farnsworth, baritone, the role of the King. Madness has been popular in songs and opera for centuries, but usually as something to mock or as a way for the composer to display the musical pyrotechnics of his performers. Eight Songs for a Mad King is full of these bespoke musical pyrotechnics and is an immensely powerful work that considers the seriousness of madness.   

INVERNESS CHORAL SOCIETY

Mendelssohn’s Symphony no.2 Hymn of Praise and Vivaldi’s Gloria SAT 24 NOV 19.30 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £16.00 STUDENTS AND UNDER 16s £8.00

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Inverness Chamber Music TOWN HOUSE INVERNESS

SEAT PRICES £12.00 REDUCED RATES £11.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

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WED 26 SEP 20.00

TUE 06 NOV 20.00

Oxana Shevchenko

Kungsbacka Piano Trio

MOZART: Piano Sonata in A major, K.331 CHOPIN: Andante spiniato and Grande Polonaise brillante, Op.22

BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio No 5 in D major, Op 70 No 1 “Ghost”

STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite (arr Agosti)

HUW WATKINS: Piano Trio (2009)

RAVEL: Suite “Miroirs”

RACHMANINOV: Trio élégiaque for piano and strings in G minor (1892)

WED 31 OCT 19.30 EMPIRE THEATRE

TUE 16 OCT 20.00

WED 12 DEC 20.00

UNDER 16s £9.00 / GROUPS 10+ BUY 10 AND PAY FOR 9

Barbirolli String Quartet

Arctic Winds

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HAYDN: String Quartet No. 63 in B flat major, Op. 76, No. 4, “Sunrise”

Despite their name and the season, Arctic Winds bring musical warmth to our annual mulled wine and mince pie concert with a programme of highlights from the wind quintet repertoire ending with a Christmas selection.

RAVEL: La Valse

SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D810, “Death and the Maiden”

Oxana Shevchenko

Barbirolli String Quartet

Kungsbacka Piano Trio

Arctic Winds

A fantastic contrast to Vivaldi’s Gloria is Mendelssohn’s - Hymn of Praise, described by the composer himself as 'A Symphony-Cantata on Words of the Holy Bible’. This is the first time this has ever been performed by the Inverness Choral Society in the thirty-five years since they began performing twice yearly at Eden Court. Joining the Choral Society on stage will be the usual high quality line up of professional soloists as well as the Inverness Choral Sinfonia.

Prom Praise Conductor Noel Tredinnick leads the All Souls Orchestra.

SEAT PRICES £17.00

BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17

The ever wonderful Inverness Choral Society return with Vivaldi’s distinctive, melodic Gloria which they last performed here at Eden Court in 1999 and is now making a re-appearance by popular demand.

Prom Praise returns to Inverness as part of its 2012 tour of Scotland. A delightful blend of sacred and concert music, Prom Praise combines popular orchestral favourites and worship songs, old and new.

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THE GALLERY

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A visit to Eden Court offers you more than just great theatre, cinema and arts...

AT EDEN COURT

SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER Gordon Corrance

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

‘Ruin’

Gordon Corrance

Jeff Van Weerald

by Nicki Macrae & Gavin Hookway Stalls Gallery ‘Ruin’ by N. Macrae & G. Hookway

Ruin (noun) - a fallen, wrecked or decayed condition.

Stalls Gallery

Stalls Gallery

Photographer & film-maker Gordan Corrance captures the abstract elements & small details which define the essence of a place or subject matter. His pictures aim to please the eye, no more no less, and make people smile!

Jeff Van Weerald creates wallhanging and free-standing metal sculptures which usually include optical or electronic elements www.jeffvanweereld.net

Mike Webster

Highland Quilters

Blink Gallery

Blink Gallery

Eden Court’s digital artist Mike Webster’s first exhibition of his photographs.

A collection of beautiful examples of work by the Highland Quilters.

An exhibition bringing together landscape photographer Gavin Hookway, and abstract & landscape painter Nicki MacRae.

Landscapes of the Far North by Keith Tilley Blink Gallery Paintings by Keith Tilley of Sutherland and Caithness. Keith paints in the pure watercolour tradition, concentrating on colour and tonal values rather than detail to convey the light and atmosphere of wild landscapes.

Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame OTT Gallery As part of the BLAS festival this collection of photographs by Louis Decarlo depicts many of the inductees into the Scottish Traditional Hall of Fame. www.tradmusichall.com

Landscapes of the Far North by K. Tilley

EDEN COURT

CAFE BAR & RESTAURANT MAKE IT THE PERFECT NIGHT OUT AT OUR CAFE BAR AND RESTAURANT

OUR MENU caters for all tastes, and for all occasions. Eden Court is the perfect place for a comfortable cup of coffee, and our freshly made sandwiches and paninis allow you to make the most of your lunchtime. From a piping hot bowl of fresh soup, to homemade cheese burger & chips; you can enjoy a light lunch, or a late lunch stretching for hours ... with good conversation, and great food. Eden Court in the evening offers an exquisite menu, with everything from west coast langoustine, to succulent Scottish sirloin steak. Treat yourself to a night out ... and a night off. Unwind with a glass of wine, and enjoy the anticipation of the evening’s entertainment. Make it a night to remember at Eden Court.

DECEMBER WINTER EXHIBITION Winter In The Highlands Eden Court is inviting submissions for our first Winter Exhibition in December - ‘Winter in the Highlands’. For further information email gallery@eden-court.co.uk or call 01463 239 841 and ask for Jane Litster. Artists of ALL levels are encouraged to come & exhibit as part of this exhibition.

For further information please email: gallery@eden-court.co.uk or call: 01463 239841

Come & see our range of greeting cards, many by local artists!

OPEN FROM 10.00 | 7 DAYS PER WEEK FOR LUNCH & DINNER PHONE 01463 732 688 FOR INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS


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THE VOICE AN GUTH THU 13 SEP 19.30 SEAT PRICES £19.00 // OVER 60s £15.00 // CHILD & SCHOOL PUPIL £5.00 // FAMILY (2 ADULTS, 2 CHILDREN) £42.00

Blas Festival and Eden Court Theatre are delighted to be working together again in 2012 to bring 3 special events to The Empire Theatre. With the cream of the crop from national, international and local young performers, we have a truly eclectic mix spread over these magical evenings that will celebrate our music and language.

Tha Blas agus Cùirt an Aodainn glè thoilichte a bhith co-obrachadh arithist ann an 2012 airson 3 cuirmean sònraichte a chur air adhart ann an Taigh-cluiche na h-Impireachd. Leis an cuid as fheàrr de luchd-ciùil agus seinneadairean nàiseanta agus eadarnàiseanta cuide ri òigridh na sgìre, bidh measgachadh air leth againn aig na tachartasan seo a bhios a’ taisbeanadh ar ceòl ’s ar cànain.

Maeve Mackinnon presents her cross-cultural project “TheExile”, with Senagalese singer Samba Sene, the Inverness Gaelic Choir and Maeve’s band. Award winning Scots singer songwriter Emily Smith, joined by her band, gives us her fresh, evocative interpretations of traditional Scots songs. Julie Fowlis and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, together with Ross Martin and Eamonn Doorley, present Dual. Coisir G, led by Eilidh Mackenzie, complete the stellar lineup.

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KICK START SAT 08 SEP 19.30 Our opening night at the Empire kicks off with some of Scotland’s finest pipers, musicians and dancers - high kicks, blistering reels, boundless energy, bagpipes and break dance. With Breabach, piping father and son Hamish & Fin Moore , high octane break dance and the full steam ahead musicianship of MOVE with John Saich, Neil Primrose of Travis, jazz guitarist John Goldie and Scotland’s number one HipHop crew, Random Aspekts.

BLAS GRAND FINALE - AN CONSART DEIREANNACH SAT 15 SEP 19.30 SEAT PRICES £19.00 // OVER 60s £16.00 // CHILD // SCHOOL PUPIL £5.00 // FAMILY £42.00

Performing alongside the award winning Battlefield Band, the Highland’s own fiddle stars Blazin’Fiddles and the jaw dropping talent that is Fèis Rois, the beautiful Blas 2012 commission from Margaret Stewart, “A’Bhanais Ghaidhealach – The Highland Wedding”, brings the Festival to an exhilarating close for another year.

For more info: www.blas-festival.com

For more info: www.blas-festival.com

Book your tickets at: WWW.EDEN-COURT.CO.UK

Book your tickets at: WWW.EDEN-COURT.CO.UK

SEAT PRICES £17.00 // OVER 60s £15.00 // CHILD & SCHOOL PUPIL £5.00 // FAMILY (2 ADULTS / 2 CHILDREN) £37.00


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A Button Box Gathering

Highland Showtime 2012

THU 06 – SAT 08 SEP 09.00 ONWARDS ALL AROUND EDEN COURT

THU 20 SEP 19.30 EMPIRE THEATRE

SAT 03 NOV 19.30 EMPIRE THEATRE

SEAT PRICES £14.00

SEAT PRICES £15.00

REDUCED RATES £12.00

REDUCED RATES £13.00

SEAT PRICES

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A fantastic line-up of the Highlands and Islands finest talent comes to the Empire Theatre this November for Highland Showtime. Archie MacPhee and the Bogroy Band make their Eden Court debut. The Dingwall Gaelic Choir will captivate with a selection of the most beautiful Gaelic songs. Fitting the bill perfectly with their flair for Scottish and country music is the Addie Harper Jr Band and Elizabeth Fraser and daughter Janie’s award-winning dancers perform throughout the show accompanied by Piper Yvonne MacKenzie, a major prize winner on the piping circuit.

The Northern Meeting Piping Competitions are among the most prestigious piping competitions in the world. The Gold Medal for classical ‘piobaireachd’ and the Gold Clasp are the most sought after achievements for any piper and attracts pipers from across the globe to Inverness. WWW.NORTHERNMEETINGPIPING.COM

SENIOR THURSDAY 06 SEP FROM 08.30

Piobaireachd Gold Medal FROM 09.00

“A” March Strathspey & Reel FROM 09.30

Piobaireachd Silver Medal Heats FROM 18.00

Former Winners March Strathspey & Reel

JUNIOR FRIDAY 07 SEP

FROM 09.00 U15 & U18 Piobiareachd

FROM 09.30 Piobaireachd Silver Medal Final

FROM 09.00 U15 & U18

FROM 11.00 Hornpipe & Jig FROM 14.00 “B” March FROM 14.00 “B” Strathspey & Reel

The evening will be hosted by a man who needs no introduction to the Highland Showtime audience; it is, of course, John "The Prof" Matheson - local musician and regular presenter at Moray Firth Radio.

SATURDAY 08 SEP

FROM 08.30 Piobaireachd Gold Clasp

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

WWW.HAFC-INVERNESS.COM

THU 06 £15.00 (THU EVE ONLY £7.50) // FRI 07 £12.50 // SAT 08 £10.00 // THU 06 & FRI 07 TWO DAY TICKET £25.00 // THU 06 – SAT 08 THREE DAY TICKET £30.00 // UNDER 18s FREE FOR ALL EVENTS

March Strathspey & Reel ABOUT 16.00

Prize Giving

ABOUT 17.00 Prize Giving

Northern Meeting Piping Festival SUN 02 SEP 19.30 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £15.00 REDUCED RATES £13.00 / UNDER 18s £5.00

WWW.NORTHERN-MEETING.ORG

Presented by Morag MacDonald from BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, the new Northern Meeting Piping Festival opens this year in Inverness with a stunning line up of incredible talent. Featuring renowned local piper, Duncan MacGillivray, The Inverness Fiddlers, and award – winning Irish band Réalta, this all new festival is the perfect end to a weekend of top class traditional music.

Your host for the evening is Andy Ross. On the Shand Morino is Donna MacDonald. One of the biggest events in the Button Box world is Inverness’ annual ‘Button Box Gathering.’ The event attracts the finest button box players from across the country for an unforgettable evening’s entertainment, honouring the players and sounds of the timeless button box.

ALSO ON THE BILL: The Jim Mackay Dance Band Willy McHardie George & David Rea The Brandon MacPhee Trio Alex McIntyre Stephen Mackay The Jimmy Lindsay Dance Band Graeme Mackay Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

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PHOTO: ROGER LIPTROT

For me, music is one of the most powerful ways of making sense of the world. It's for celebrating, grieving, sharing, wondering. Nothing inspires me more than the realisation that any one of my songs means something to someone else.

Aly Bain, Ale Möller and Bruce Molsky MON 29 OCT 19.30 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £16.00 REDUCED RATES £14.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

PHOTO: PAUL HEARTFIELD

KARINE POLWART

Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns WED 05 SEP 2012 20:00 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £14.00 REDUCED RATES £12.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

Duncan Chisholm SUN 07 OCT 19.30 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £16.00

This melodically and rhythmically exciting collaboration by three of the world's leading folk musicians was rapturously received on its first British tour in 2010. Sharing their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures are Aly Bain, Scotland's supreme traditional style fiddler, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American old time fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky. All three have for many years explored traditional music from a wide range of cultures.

REDUCED RATES £14.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

WWW.DUNCANCHISHOLM.CO.UK

Fiddle playing at its best. Duncan Chisholm returns to the Eden Court Empire Theatre this October to present his new album, Affric, the concluding part of his critically acclaimed Strathglass Trilogy. During this tour, Duncan’s audience will be the first to be treated to a carefully crafted collection of tunes, handpicked from The Trilogy – the culmination of six years work. Duncan is delighted to be accompanied on stage by Allan Henderson and Matheu Watson during this tour.

This is the first time that they have found a space in their crowded schedules to tour here together since their first British tour played to packed audiences throughout Britain. Don't miss this musical feast.

When Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns flew in from New Orleans for their first UK tour, it was instantly apparent that folks here already knew all about the band's reputation as one of the hottest acts on the American roots music circuit! Playing to sold-out shows everywhere, they’re accompanied by two of the world’s top Lindy Hop exhibition dancers – Chance Bushman and Amy Johnston, who also tour the globe in major events from Brazil to Canada and Scandanavia. Knocking the socks off thousands at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival 2012, they were hailed as One of the big hits of this year’s Celtic Connections by performer and presenter Mary Ann Kennedy. Plus with Meschiya winning Best Female Performer of The Year in the 2011 and 2012 Big Easy Music Awards and the band’s 2011 album Lucky Devil receiving glowing reviews, Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns are certainly on a high and are ready to blow you away!

Karine Polwart SUN 25 NOV 19.30 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £16.00 REDUCED RATES £14.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

WWW.KARINEPOLWART.COM

Prozac for the soul

…playing with such a sense of “oneness” between bow, fingers and strings that there almost appeared to be no instrument there at all.

THE HAIRY BIKERS

Infused with a sense of salacious mischief. ROOTS MAGAZINE

Infectious and totally refreshing.

Award-winning Scottish singersongwriter Karine Polwart performs songs from her new album Traces with her brother Steven Polwart on guitar and vocals and Fair Islander Inge Thomson on accordion, percussion and vocals.

MAVERICK MAGAZINE

***** THE HERALD (ON DUNCAN CHISHOLM) Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

Takes the heart to places few singers even know exist WORD (ON KARINE POLWARTH)

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Eddi Reader

Lizanne Knott

plus special guests

SUN 07 OCT 20:00 ONETOUCH THEATRE

SUN 11 NOV 19.30 EMPIRE THEATRE

SEAT PRICES £12.00 REDUCED RATES £10.00

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SEAT PRICES £25.00

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

WWW.EDDIREADER.CO.UK

WWW.LIZANNEKNOTT.COM

Back by popular demand following her sell-out 2011 appearance at Eden Court

BOB HARRIS BBC RADIO 2

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John Wilson & his band ‘Who’s In Town Tour’ FRI 12 OCT 19.30 ONETOUCH THEATRE

…one of the finest singers in Britain

Horse SUN 09 DEC 19.30 ONETOUCH THEATRE

SEAT PRICES £14.00

SEAT PRICE £16.00

WWW.JOHNWILSONMUSIC.COM

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

WWW.RANDAN.ORG

Don’t miss your chance to see and hear one of the finest vocalists of our time. Horse and her band are touring around the country to promote her brand new album (which at time of going to print is as yet un-titled) This new album is packed full of new songs to add to her incredible back catalogue as well as a re-working of her classic, Careful.

I love her! Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

WILL YOUNG

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Playing songs from a brand new album, Who's In Town, and a selection of great covers, John Wilson is back on the road with his hugely talented band. Recognised as one of the best singers and songwriters in the business, John has been a hired gun for many top acts. He has also written many successful songs for, amongst others, Sir Cliff Richard, members of The Rolling Stones and Status Quo He joined The Average White Band as lead vocalist and co-writer in 1986 and subsequently recorded his first solo album, Daddy Sang The Blues. The last few years have seen him touring the world as Paul in the hit show, The Upbeat Beatles, which was at Eden Court earlier this year.

POWERPLAY (ON JOHN WILSON)

What’s so compelling about Lizanne's music is her innate ability to capture little snapshots of life with vivid imagery, understated music and a voice that resonates with passion and soothes the very soul.

From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings to joyous life all forms of song and what sets her apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music.

One of the best kept secrets in the UK.

Absolutely gorgeous music. We've rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as the one we had for Lizanne Knott

Having shot to fame in the 1980s as Fairground Attraction’s front woman with the hit single Perfect, it’s Eddi Reader’s subsequent solo work that’s kept her at the forefront of the music scene.

A long standing member of the Philadelphia music scene, Lizanne Knott has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues in the US and throughout Europe and is a frequent featured artist on Bob Harris’s This Is Country.


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Charlie Landsborough THU 18 OCT 19.30 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £18.50 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

Charlie first grabbed the public’s attention in 1995 when he was featured on prime-time Irish TV, singing what has become his signature song What Colour Is The Wind. The song subsequently reached number 1 on the Irish charts, leading to success in the UK, Australia and the US. He has won many Country Music awards and his songs have been covered by Daniel O’Donnell, Jack Jones, Pat Boone, and Foster & Allen. With flavours of country and folk and touches of gospel and even rock ‘n’ roll, Charlie and his band deliver a little bit of everything, including heartfelt lyrics and some very human anecdotes. WWW.CHARLIELANDSBOROUGH.COM

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Mick Flavin’s 25th Anniversary Show SAT 22 SEP 20.00 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £20.00 REDUCED RATE £17.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

WWW.MICKFLAVIN.COM

CELEBRATE 25 YEARS IN COUNTRY & IRISH MUSIC with MICK FLAVIN & GUESTS Lovers of Irish and Country music rejoice! The legendary Mick Flavin is in town for a wonderful celebration of his 25 years in the music industry. Joining Mick for this 25th Anniversary show will be one of Ireland’s top Comedians Frank Forde and the wonderful Scottish band Slangeaba.

Eden Court is a registered charity and needs your support.

Play your part by joining the Business Club. To find out more, please contact: Aelish O’Rourke T. 01463 732679 E. businessclub@eden-court.co.uk

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Motown’s Greatest Hits - How Sweet it is

Vampires Rock

CELEBRATING OVER 50 YEARS OF THE SWEET SOUND OF MOTOWN

THU 22 NOV 20:00 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £23.00 REDUCED RATES £20.50

SEAT PRICES £20.50

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES 8+

WWW.VAMPIRESROCK.COM

IT’S BACK – The sell-out rock spectacular, Vampires Rock returns to Inverness this winter to blast out some of the greatest EVER rock anthems including, We Will Rock You, Bat Out of Hell, Highway to Hell, Since You've Been Gone, Sweet Child Of Mine, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Devil Gate Drive, I Love Rock n Roll, Poison and many more.

REDUCED RATES £18.50 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

This stunning 100% live show combines first class music together with the slickest choreography and an amazing band to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best MOTOWN experience you will ever have!

Featuring songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many, many more, this 10th Anniversary special will have everyone Dancing On The Ceiling - All Night Long!

Hats off to Led Zeppelin TUE 09 OCT 19.30 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £17.00

Steve Steinman plays the supremely evil Baron Von Rockula, owner of the Live and Let Die club. In search of a new bride, the Baron must convince the unsuspecting Pandora to cross over to the dark side and live with him forever in Rock N Roll Hell.

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

The Drifters ‘Masquerade Tour 2012’ FRI 21 SEP 19.30 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £25.00 REDUCED RATE £24.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

WWW.THEDRIFTERS.CO.UK

Following the highly successful gold album 'Up On The Roof' released on Sony Music in 2011, The Drifters are back on the road in the UK performing both the classic hits from the last six decades and their superb new material. There have been over 65 vocalists in the group's incredible 59-year history and tonight, the current line up pay homage to the former members of this line up, including icons such as Clyde McPhatter, Rudy Lewis, Ben E King, & Johnny Moore.

Hits include You're More Than A Number, Come on Over to My Place, Up On The Roof, Under the Boardwalk, Kissin In The Back Row, On Broadway, and many more as well as popular new tracks such as Do You Dream Of Me, The One and The Whole World.

WWW.HATSOFFTOLEDZEPPELIN.CO.UK

A stunning tribute to the greatest rock band ever! You’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time when you experience these four top class musicians on stage, recreating Led Zeppelin’s magical concerts.

With over a million tickets sold worldwide, this cult classic features Steve Steinman, a full cast of superb singers and dancers, a formidable band, an amazing stage set and pyrotechnics that will blow your mind!

Featuring Peter Eldridge from the West End production of We Will Rock You; Jack Tanner and Kevin Oliver Jones from the world tours of Thriller Live and Dancing in the Streets; and Simon Wicker as Bonzo incarnate, they play all the right instruments and hit all the right notes in this explosive live show. As well as being the ONLY UK tribute act officially endorsed by Marshall amplifiers, they are proud to be co-managed by Warren Grant, the son of legendary Led Zeppelin manager, Peter Grant, who said after seeing them live: 'You guys really did the band justice!'

Hats Off went down a storm delivered in a no messin' style play it they did and rock we did!’ 'Shut your eyes and you would think you were listening to the real thing! TIGHTBUTLOOSE MAGAZINE

Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

Tickets will go like a Bat Out of Hell so make sure you get yours now!

FRI 19 OCT 20.00 EMPIRE THEATRE

Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

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The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

In the spirit of The Duke: Essentially Ellington SUN 28 OCT 2012 19.30 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £18.50 REDUCED RATES £14.00 SNJO YOUTH CARD HOLDERS £5.00 UNDER 16s FREE BUT TICKETED

The Proclaimers with special guests MON 19 NOV 20.00 EMPIRE THEATRE

EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

WWW.SNJO.CO.UK

PRE-SHOW TALK - SUN 28 OCT 18:45 Free but ticketed

SEAT PRICES £26.50

This winter, following a busy summer on the festival circuit, the boys are back in town and we can’t wait to see them again here at Eden Court..

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Eden Court’s 500 £500Club Club o only £5 a month to join 1 in 500 chance of winning all proceeds will be used to support Eden Court

Eden Court Highlands (trading as Eden Court) is a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (SC008237) and a company registered in Scotland (SC63216). The company’s registered office is at Eden Court, Bishop’s Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA.

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Directed by Tommy Smith With Brian Kellock on piano

Edward Kennedy Ellington was a unique contributor to 20th century music. Composer, pianist, band leader - he reached out and touched a worldwide audience in a fashion that may never be equalled. His music was evocative and emotional, richly textured in mood, from lyrical simplicity through to dense complexity, there were songs and suites, tone poems and the blues. The Ducal legacy is vast covering six decades. However,

the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, winner of the UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards: Best Jazz Ensemble 2012 and featuring Scotland's leading jazz musicians, have chosen a variety of pieces spanning Ellington's output with which to pay their respects. From Happy Go Lucky Local to the Per Gynt Suite, the interpretations by the SNJO redefine the timelessness of Ellingtonia.

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Highlife Jazz and Blues concerts

Once a month spend a leisurely afternoon enjoying some of the very best on offer from local Blues and Jazz musicians

SUN 16 SEP & SUN 21 OCT 15.00 – 17.00 / DOORS OPEN AT 14.30 FOR SOME GENTLE JAZZ PIANO MUSIC.

THE MACLEAN ROOM SEAT PRICES £8.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

WWW.NIGELSNONSENSE.ORG/BLAZZ.HTM

SUN 16 SEP Programme to be advised, but it will be something special - more details later.

SUN 21 OCT To end the season; local heroes: 'The Ness River Rhythm Kings' - thirty years performing the best in Dixieland. Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

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TUE 04 06 06 JAN 2013 TUE 04 DEC DEC2012 2012– SUN – SUN JAN 2013 EMPIRE THEATRE EMPIRE THEATRE

Eden Court and Imagine Theatre are egg-cited to be

Eden Court and Imagine Theatre are egg-cited to be bringing you bringing you egg-cellent festive pantomime, Mother Goose. egg-cellent festive pantomime, Mother Goose. This year’s year’s panto pantoisisonce onceagain again written BAFTA award-winning written by by thethe BAFTA award-winning creators ofThe TheTweenies, Tweenies, Iain Lauchlan Brenton, andwould we creators of Iain Lauchlan andand WillWill Brenton, and we would like to invite on a adventure with Mother Goose her like to invite you on a you adventure with Mother Goose and her bestand friend best friend (the Goose) as to they fountain Priscilla (thePriscilla Goose) as they journey thejourney fountainto ofthe youth throughof youth strange worlds awash with danger! strangethrough worlds awash with danger!

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MOTHER GOOSE Mother Goose

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Clare W a Jack Go ugh ose Alasta ir Bruc e Archie Goose Derek McGhie Demon King Lorayn e McL ucas Jill Skin flint

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Book your tickets: WWW.EDEN-COURT.CO.UK

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WED 26 DEC

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Preview Performance: £12

Clare Waugh (Prince Charming in last year’s Cinderella and Jack from Clare Waugh (Prince Charming in last year’s Cinderella and Jack from Jack Jack and the Beanstalk in 2009) returns as Jack Goose alongside and the Beanstalk in 2009) returns as Jack Goose alongside Alastair G Alastair G Bruce (Buttons in 2011’s Cinderella) as the lovable Archie Bruce (Buttons in 2011’s Cinderella) as the lovable Archie Goose. Derek Goose. Derek McGhie plays Mother Goose’s nemesis, the dastardly McGhie Goose’sMcLucas nemesis,makes the dastardly Demon King, and Demon plays King,Mother and Lorayne her Eden Court Lorayne McLucas makes Eden Court pantomime debut as Jill Skinflint. pantomime debut as Jillher Skinflint.

All Other Performances: £15.50

School group discounts available - contact box office Eden Court Friends discount applies

Eden Court’s sets and costumes, the the funniest Eden Court’spanto pantopromises promisesfabulous fabulous sets and costumes, slosh scenes in scenes all of panto-land, as well as lots singing, dancing and funniest slosh in all of panto-land, as of well as lots of singing, audience and participation, don’t miss the dancing audienceso participation, sofestive don’tegg-travaganza miss the festivethat is egg-stravaganza is Mother Goose this Christmas. Mother Goose this that Christmas. Photographs from the 2012 production of Mother Goose at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. Photographer: Robert Day.

The performances on Wed 19 Dec at 19.00 and Sat 05 Jan at 14.15 will be BSL Interpreted

The performances on Fri 21 Dec at 13.30 and Sat 05 Jan at 14.15 will be Audio Described.

There will be Touch Tours on Fri 21 Dec at 12.00 and Sat 05 Jan at 12.45.

The performance on Fri 21 Dec at 13.30 will be Captioned.

Book your tickets: WWW.EDEN-COURT.CO.UK

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By Charles Dickens - Told by Mike Maran - Music written by Alison Stephens Performed by Norman Chalmers (concertina) - Directed by Patrick Sandford

A Christmas Carol WED 19 – SAT 22 DEC EVENING: WED 19 - SAT 22 DEC 19.30 MATINEE: SAT 22 DEC 13.30

ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £13.00 REDUCED RATES £11.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES 8+ (VERY SMALL CHILDREN MIGHT GET BORED BUT THAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN!)

WWW.MIKEMARAN.COM

From the same team that delighted audiences with 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' mesmeric storyteller Mike Maran brings you a sparkling new production of the Charles Dickens seasonal favourite. Oh what delightful music - it makes the narrative sing and dance! Oh what a good story - how Scrooge turned away from his miserly pursuit of wealth and learned to love his neighbour! Oh what a wonderful transformation in Scrooge,

Fawlty Towers Gourmet Night Eden Court CREATIVE’s team bring you all the chaos, calamity and cynicism of TV’s most hostile hotelier. Join Basil, Sybil, Polly, Manuel and all your favourite guests for a gourmet night, guaranteed to be brimming with laughs, slapstick...and duck.

Oh what marvellous entertainment!

Just don’t mention the war!

Oh what a fabulous treat for the whole family!

In this rip-roaring stage version of the hilarious TV comedy, Basil and Sybil decide to bring haute cuisine to the hotel dining room...a guaranteed recipe for disaster.

God Bless Us, Everyone!

Oh what marvellous entertainment!

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Little Blue MON 17 – THU 20 DEC MON 17 – WED 19 DEC 11:00 / 12:30 / 14:00 / 15:30 THU 20 DEC 11:00 / 12:30

JIM LOVE STUDIO SEAT PRICES £5.00 BABIES UNDER 1YRS FREE EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES UNDER 5s & FAMILIES

Little Blue is a lovely little penguin who really feels the cold. No matter what any of his friends ever do, Little Blue is still as cold as an igloo! So why is he so cold? Aren’t penguins supposed to like the cold? Come and join Little Blue and his friends this Christmas as they search for a way to put an end to all this SHIVERING. Following the sell out success of Will It Snow, Ding Dong and Around the World in a Rocket, Eden Court CREATIVE are delighted to present Little Blue, a beautiful, interactive show for under 5s and their families.

P, P, P, PICK UP A TICKET

Box Office 01463 234 234 or book online www.eden-court.co.uk

TUE 11 – THU 13 DEC 20:00 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £8.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES 12+

Presented by CREATIVE's Drama Lab class and directed by John Batty (Eden Court Drama Artist), this show is the perfect antidote to the annual onslaught of candy-cane seasonal schmaltz!

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Holly at Christmas 2012 FRI 14 – SUN 16 DEC 19.30 ONETOUCH THEATRE SEAT PRICES £17.00 EDEN COURT FRIENDS DISCOUNT APPLIES

Packed full of classic Buddy Holly hits as well the greatest hits from legends of the 50s and 60s, this highlight of our festive programme guarantees to have you singing along and dancing in the aisles! Featuring some of the most talented actor musicians in the business, this breathtaking show from Buddy and the boys will get your Heartbeat(ing) a little faster this festive season! WWW.BUDDYHOLLYANDTHECRICKETERS.CO.UK

Carol Concert

“It’s panto with the family. It’s the buzz of the foyer. The thrill of live theatre. Feeling the music. Seeing the ballet. Discovering I could dance. It’s fun. It’s cool. It’s laughing, singing and learning. Standing on stage for the first time. Bouncing Beans with my daughter. So much to choose from. Coffee and a good film. An escape. Meeting and making friends. The world in your home town. It makes me proud to be here. It’s ours.”

SUN 25 NOV 15:00 EMPIRE THEATRE SEAT PRICES £13.00 REDUCED RATES U18s £7.00

The ever popular Highland Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert is the perfect way to kick start the festive season. The talented NHS choir, made up largely of nurses and doctors from past and present, take to the stage and perform a selection box of well loved Christmas carols. On several occasions the audience is invited to sing along with the choir, creating a wonderful atmosphere in the Theatre. This year, Steve Jones returns to conduct the choir and the highly talented and ever faithful Sheila Bruce accompanies.

But we can’t do all of this without your help Box office income and the funding we receive do not cover the costs of all of the things you love at Eden Court. As a registered charity we also rely on your donations.

Please make a donation to help us:

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> Bring the best arts to the Highlands

By phone: 01463 234234

> Inspire people to take part

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Our soloist is Peter Kelly

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61 We’re here to help you, and can offer guidance and info on everything going on in and around Eden Court – just ask! The Box Office will be open from 10.00 until 15 minutes after the last ticketed event begins, each day from Monday to Saturday, and from 11.00 until 15 minutes after the last ticketed event begins on Sundays. You can book tickets ONLINE at eden-court.co.uk, by telephone on 01463 234 234 or in person at Eden Court.

RESERVATIONS Tickets can be reserved in person or over the phone in advance for any performance at Eden Court. We will hold reserved tickets for three working days. Please note that any reservations not paid for in full within three working days will be released for sale. Reservations are not accepted for events less than 7 days in the future.

REDUCED RATES Reduced rates are offered for most performances. Only one reduction applies per ticket. Reductions generally apply to under 18s, full-time students, over 60s, people claiming unemployment benefit, people with disabilities, people on income support and parties of 10 or more. We may ask to see proof of reduced rate status. People with disabilities may bring an escort at a reduced rate price if assistance is needed. Eden Court is a member of Highland Council’s Plus One scheme. For further details please contact Highland Council. Eden Court Friends also receive generous additional discounts on ticket prices.

POSTAGE CHARGES We can post your tickets to you for just £1.00 per transaction. You can of course collect your tickets in person at any time, either from the Box Office.

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BOOKING FEES The following booking fees apply to online and phone sales.: 50p for tickets up to £9.99 £1.00 for tickets £10.00-£19.99 £2.00 for tickets £20.00 and over Classes and other education activities will not attract a fee.

DEVELOPMENT FUND Most events in this brochure have a £1.00 Development levy included in the ticket price. 100% of the money raised from the development levy will be re-invested into Eden Court.

GIFT VOUCHERS Gift Vouchers make an ideal present and are available from the Box Office or online at www.eden-court.co.uk in any denomination. Please note that we do not offer or accept Theatre Tokens.

MAILING LIST We can post our brochures straight to your door! Just give us a call on 01463 234 234 or sign up on our website.

DATA PROTECTION Eden Court is registered with the Data Protection Registrar and is committed to upholding the Data Protection Act. Should you wish to be removed from our mailing list, please email marketing@edencourt.co.uk

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remains theirs, and that Eden Court will take no more responsibility than for any other members of the audience. Any member of the audience (including children) will be required to leave if their behaviour is disturbing for other patrons. Babies will not be admitted to any performances where Eden Court judges that crying could disturb other audience members.

The Restaurant at Eden Court is the perfect place for a meal, snack or a drink. The restaurant is open from 10.00am Monday – Saturday, and 11.00am on Sunday. Our bars serve a tempting selection of beers and wines, and will happily take your pre-interval drinks order.

CHILDREN Eden Court welcomes children of all ages, unless the performance has a specific age restriction. Children of ten years and over are welcome to attend unaccompanied, but parents should note that the responsibility for their children’s safety and wellbeing

For enquiries, please call 01463 732 688.

Wheelchairs are available for customer use. If you feel that a wheelchair would make it easier for you to access Eden Court, we are happy to provide this for you (reserve in advance with Box Office).

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Contact Details & Location BISHOPS ROAD, INVERNESS IV3 5SA BOX OFFICE TEL: 01463 234 234 ADMINISTRATION TEL: 01463 239 841

Eden Court Highlands (trading as Eden Court) is a company registered in Scotland (company number SCO63216) and a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (registered number SC008237). The company’s registered office is at Eden Court, Bishop’s Road, Inverness IV3 5SA.

Our cinemas are equipped with DTS Access technology, including hearing assist, audio description and for some performances, soft subtitling. Our performance spaces are equipped with two-channel infrared equipment. Receivers are available at the Box Office and can be used on their own or in conjunction with your hearing aid. Please reserve your receiver at Box Office.

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LATE ADMISSIONS Latecomers will not be admitted to the auditorium until a suitable break in the performance, which may not be until the interval, if at all. Please try not to disturb other patrons when getting to your seat.

ACCESS & FACILITIES Eden Court is equipped to welcome customers and visitors with all needs.

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Membership of the Eden Court Friends brings a range of benefits. You’ll get £1.00 off the cost of a ticket priced less than £10.00, and £2.00 off the cost of tickets priced over £10.00 for most shows. Friends also enjoy 10% discount in the Eden Court Restaurant and Caffé Teatro (but not on alcohol) and a range of exclusive special offers. For more info – ask the Box Office team, or pick up a leaflet in the theatre.

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We reserve the right to cancel or change the published times of any performance. We will do our best to keep information on our website accurate and up to date. Please note that although we work hard to ensure that everything in this brochure is correct, we are human and mistakes do happen. If you need to double-check something, give the Box Office a call on 01463 234 234.

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Payment can be made by cash, cheque (made payable to Eden Court), Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa Debit Cards or Eden Court Gift Vouchers. Payment can be made in person, by phone or by post. Please note that we do not currently accept Maestro for payment online.

EDEN COURT RESTAURANT AND CAFFÉ TEATRO

PROGRAMME CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS

EMPIRE THEATRE

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For tickets and info, call Box Office 01463 234 234 or book Online at www.eden-court.co.uk

FOR DETAILS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES TO EDEN COURT, VISIT: WWW.STAGECOACHBUS.COM/HIGHLANDS Limited car parking is available for Eden Court customers. If coming by car, please arrive in good time, as you may not be able to find a space in our car park! Please only park in marked spaces. Exit from the car park is by bar code. Bar codes are issued with all purchases from the Box Office or Restaurant. There is public Pay & Display car parking at Inverness Cathedral. We also have secure bike parking, and are close to bus routes.

We produce an audio version of this brochure for visually impaired patrons. If you would like a copy, please contact us. Detailed information regarding subtitled, captioned and signed performances can be found on our website. To receive regular updates on accessible performances - contact: marketing@eden-court.co.uk If you need any additional help to enjoy your visit to Eden Court, just ask for the Front of House Manager upon arrival at the theatre, or telephone 01463 234 234 in advance of your visit. Hearing impaired patrons can contact Eden Court by Textphone on the following number: 1811 01463 234 234

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COMING SOON TO EDEN COURT

19 & 20 MARCH: FROM 23 SEPTEMBER:

12 MAY: LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III

FROM 27 MAY: THE 39 STEPS

PHOTO: Ross Halfin

For tickets and information visit www.eden-court.co.uk or call 01463 234 234

Eden Court Theatre Sep - Dec 2012  

Eden Court Theatre Sep - Dec 2012

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