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The New Squadronaires Fri 6 May: 7.30pm


Perth Concert Hall

Within a few months of the outbreak of World War 2 many of Britain’s leading musicians found themselves together as members of service bands. The most famous of these was the RAF No 1 Dance Band - later known as the Squadronaires. Based on and dedicated to this original orchestra, The New Squadronaires plays the swing and Dixieland music of the 1940s as it was played then – no long hair, beards or earrings and dressed in RAF uniform. Expect the hits of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, The Dorsey Brothers, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman and many more! If you want pure and professional British nostalgia, with plenty of tunes people know, this is the band for you. £16.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Session A9 Lau

Sat 7 May: 7.30pm


Perth Concert Hall

This very special one-off double bill brings together two of the most thrilling live acts to emerge from the Scottish scene in the past decade and is an absolute must-see for anyone who appreciates traditional music played with adventure and abandon. The finest of all our fiddle bands, Session A9 make a very welcome return to the scene of many previous triumphs. “wonderfully creative arrangers who make dynamic use of their line-up of four fabulous fiddlers” The Scotsman The intense virtuosity and creativity of Lau has won them fans right across the musical spectrum. Lau were crowned winners of Best Group at the prestigious Radio 2 Folk Awards an unprecedented three years running – 2008, 2009 and 2010.


£16.50; concessions £14.50 (includes booking fee)


DFC presents

Wed 15 Jun: 8pm


Perth Concert Hall

Morrissey is a British musical icon and the godfather of modern alternative music, whose influence cannot be overstated. He began his musical career as the lead singer of The Smiths, writing the classic albums The Queen is Dead and Meat Is Murder with guitarist Johnny Marr.


Morrissey plus Flats

Following The Smiths’ demise, Morrissey worked on several solo albums and remained a highly influential figure in music. His most recent album was the critically acclaimed Ringleader of the Tormentors, which has been hailed as a spectacular return to form. £36; no concessions (includes booking fee)

National Scottish Song Competition 2011 Wed 22 Jun: 10.15am


Perth Concert Hall

Choirs can apply to take part until Fri 6 May Entry forms + info from: NSSC, Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TF 0131 556 1836 free


Thu 23 Jun: 7.30pm


This Competition, held annually since 1980, brings young people from all over Scotland together to sing traditional Scottish, Gaelic and dialect songs with the aim to continue the preservation, education, promotion and development of traditional Scots and Gaelic music, language and culture.

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Saltire Society

Perth Concert Hall

From Calgary in Canada, Barrage is a high-octane fiddle-fest that features an international, multi-talented cast performing an eclectic mix of music, song and dance - think of it as Stomp meets Riverdance with an added kick of its own! They perform an eclectic mix of music and dance from celtic jigs to classical, latin to bluegrass. While there are plenty of ensemble numbers, Barrage also features the performers as soloists, in trios and as “Duelling Fiddlers”! The elaborately choreographed show includes whirling dancing set to infectious rhythms that energise audiences from start to finish. £17; concessions £12 (includes booking fee)

”Barrage is too ‘Wow’ for words!” Denver Post



The Gordon Duncan Experience and Ceol Mor Wed 3 Aug: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Founded in 2010 and directed by David Milligan and Corrina Hewat of Unusual Suspects fame, The Gordon Duncan Experience is a folk orchestra comprising over 30 Perthshire teenagers who perform the music of the late great Pitlochry piper and composer Gordon Duncan and other contemporary writers whose work is rooted in Scottish traditional music. Ceol Mor is Aberdeen International Youth Festival's trad music big band. It provides playing and creative opportunities for young traditional musicians and also arranges traditional tunes and commissions and performs new music by young composers.

£10.50; concessions £8.50 (includes booking fee)

The Gordon Duncan Experience are auditioning for new members in September. For more info or to download an application, go to or email Jenn at


Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham The Silver Year Thu 18 Aug: 7.30pm


Perth Concert Hall

2011 sees Aly and Phil celebrate 25 years of touring. It seems like just a moment ago that Phil and Aly embarked on their first small ‘experimental’ tour as a duo, of eight venues. The rest is history as the saying goes! For years they have been touring Scotland for the months of August and September. Described by The Herald's Mike Russell as “Simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear” they look forward more than ever to their return to Perth.

£20.50; concessions £18.50 (includes booking fee)


no support

Wed 24 Aug: 8pm


Perth Theatre


Fish presents The Fishheads Club In 2011 Fish will rack up 30 years as a singer since joining Marillion in 1981. Tonight he joins forces in an acoustic trio with Foss Paterson (keyboards) and Frank Usher (guitar). The deconstruction of songs from the Marillion era like Fugazi, Incubus and Jigsaw stand well together with classics like Kayleigh and Lavender while the solo years are represented with State of Mind, Brother 52, Just Good Friends, Zoe 25 and the epic Vigil amongst many more.

£18; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Fri 26 Aug: 8pm


Perth Theatre

Irish singer Mary Coughlan’s potent, soul-baring cocktail of jazz, folk, cabaret, blues and contemporary influences earned her a large following throughout the 80s and 90s with classic albums like Tired and Emotional, Under The Influence and After The Fall.

£18.50; concessions £16.50 (includes booking fee)

“Tom Waits has met his Irish match” The Guardian “The Irish torch singer returns with startling songs of lust and disillusion” Mojo

Widely acclaimed as the most powerfully emotional work of her career, she embarks on the next phase of her musical life with an extraordinary new album, The House of Ill Repute.

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Mary Coughlan

Fair City Singers present

A Night to Remember

Sun 28 Aug: 7.30pm


Perth Concert Hall

The Fair City Singers, Perth’s independent youth choir, has become nationally and internationally recognised during the 22 years since it was formed in 1989. This concert celebrates in music the retiral of founders Marion and Martin Neilson. Donald Maxwell, Perth’s renowned baritone, will be the compere and guest soloist, ably supported by Perth Barbershop Singers, Perthshire Brass, Chansons and Rosanna Young (piano). Enjoy a wonderful night of music to remember.

£12.50; concessions £10.50; children £7.50 (includes booking fee)


Beyond The Barricade MUSIC

Thu 1 Sep: 7.30pm

| Perth Concert Hall A cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables and the recent 25th Anniversary Concert at the 02 Arena recreate songs from West End and Broadway hit musicals including Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys, climaxing with a spectacular finale from Les Miserables.

£19; concessions £17 (includes booking fee)

“A Musical Masterclass!” The Daily Mirror

The Lady Boys of Bangkok Fur Coats & French Knickers Tour!! 01738 621 031

Wed 7 Sep: 7.30pm


Perth Concert Hall

Combining the heady spice of Bangkok’s exotic nightlife with the glamorous showgirl appeal of Las Vegas, this spectacular and flamboyant show is performed by 16 of the world’s most beautiful showgirls - every single one of them a Thai male! Seen by over 1 million people, The Ladyboys of Bangkok are here to entertain you! £23, £20.50, £18; no concessions (includes booking fee)


Suitable for 16+

I Want You Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan Thu 15 Sep: 8pm


Perth Concert Hall

Barb Jungr may be the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the twentieth century, Bob Dylan. Jungr has been wowing audiences and critics worldwide with her astonishingly powerful reinterpretations of this great songwriter’s work. £18.50; concessions £16.50 (includes booking fee)

“One of the best interpreters of Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today” The Village Voice

Jamie MacDougall

sings The Kenneth McKellar Songbook Fri 16 Sep: 7.30pm


Perth Theatre

Scottish tenor and BBC broadcaster Jamie MacDougall invites you to an evening of song inspired by his many interviews and chats with Scotland’s finest ambassador, the late, great Kenneth McKellar. Jamie will perform many of the songs, arias and ballads that inspired McKellar; from Handel to the folksongs of Robert Burns, from Vienna to the Hebrides - and, of course, his own famous compositions such as The Tartan.


£16.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Sat 17 Sep: 8pm


Perth Theatre

Todd Gordon, one of Britain’s finest jazz singers, recently met legendary crooner Tony Bennett and subsequently received the go-ahead from the Bennett family to produce a show devoted to his music. Join Todd for this wonderful celebration of song including Smile, For Once in My Life, Something, and, of course, I Left My Heart in San Francisco.


Todd Gordon The Tony Bennett Songbook

£16.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

A National Treasure V

a celebration of the musical spirit of Gordon Duncan | Perth Concert Hall Our best line-up yet includes Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis; the dream team of Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle; the brilliant mandolin and guitar duo Wingin’ It, Pipe Major Gordon Walker and Young Traditional Musician of the year Kristen Harvey. One of Scotland’s finest folk groups, Wolfstone, close the show. KIDS £18, £15.50; no concessions

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Sat 24 Sep: 7.30pm


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plus Daniel Pearce

Mon 26 Sep: 7.30pm


Perth Concert Hall

Britain’s favourite diva brings her fabulous new show to town for a sensational evening of music, warmth and laughter. Amongst the exciting changes to this year’s show is the addition of Jane’s special guest, Daniel Pearce – a highly accomplished singer, songwriter and musician with a host of international music credits to his name.

Jane McDonald

£28, £25.50, £20.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Love and Money plus special guests Thu 29 Sep: 7.30pm


Perth Concert Hall

Following their triumphant Celtic Connections sell out show in Glasgow, one of the biggest and best bands ever to have come out of Scotland come to Perth Concert Hall. Expect a set chock full of classic songs like Winter, Lips Like Ether, Last Ship On The River, Jocelyn Square, Halleluiah Man and Strange Kind Of Love. £25.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)





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Perth & Kinross

Primary Schools Music Camp Thu 5 May: 7pm


Perth Concert Hall

Music Camp Concert presented by the Instrumental Music Service, Cultural & Community Services. Returning from an intense week of music-making and active recreation, over 200 young musicians from throughout Perth & Kinross will present a pleasant mixture of classical and light music.

free with retiring collection

National Children’s Orchestra of Scotland

Sat 9 Jul: 1.30pm | Perth Concert Hall Peter Stark, conductor Experience the unparalleled energy, power and enthusiasm of the cream of Scotland’s young musicians.

£10.50; concessions £5; student/child £2 (includes booking fee) Special Offer: 50% off the NYOS Summer Concert on Mon 8 Aug when you buy for this concert.

“it was a real thrill to witness this group of 8-14 year-olds create something which was mature well beyond their years.” Edinburgh Evening News

London Schools Symphony Orchestra Mon 1 Aug: 7.30pm


Perth Concert Hall

Programme to include Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C Minor Peter Ash, conductor LSSO has performed with conductors such as Charles Mackerras and Simon Rattle. Peter Ash has conducted many orchestras and operas across the world.

£10.50; concessions £8.50; children £2.50

book for Netherlands Youth Orchestra on 6 Aug and prices for both are £16.50; concessions £13.50; children £2.50

(includes booking fee)

«««« “filled with a bounding,

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joyful energy” The Independent

Netherlands Youth Orchestra Otto Ketting Bloch Mahler


Sat 6 Aug: 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall


Adagio for Orchestra Schelomo Symphony No.1 'Titan'

Jurjen Hempel, conductor Pieter Wispelwey, cello A great symphony by Mahler and a ravishing cello concerto. Pieter Wispelwey is one of the world’s leading cellists in demand both as a recitalist and concerto soloist.

£10.50; concessions £8.50; children £2.50

book for London Schools Symphony Orchestra on 1 Aug and prices for both are £16.50; concessions £13.50; children £2.50

(includes booking fee)

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National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Mon 8 Aug: 7.30pm


Perth Concert Hall

Ravel Rhapsodie Espagnole Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen MacMillan Symphony No.3 ‘Silence’

NYOS perform an unusual programme of Ravel’s passionate, Spanish inspired Rhapsodie Espagnole and James MacMillan’s 3rd Symphony ‘Silence’, the composer’s exploration of the relationship between silence and music. Jane Irwin joins them for Mahler’s bittersweet song cycle about lost love Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer). £14.50; concessions £7.50; student/child £2 (includes booking fee)

Christoph Müller, conductor Jane Irwin, mezzo-soprano

Perth Youth Orchestra Mon 29 Aug: 7.30pm


Perth Concert Hall

As part of the orchestra’s Autumn season, Perth Youth Orchestra will present one of its most up-beat and ambitious programmes. Enjoy a variety of musical styles and composers ranging from Saint-Saëns to Bernstein.

£7.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)





Concerts 1pm at Perth Concert Hall

A lunchtime experience that will make your day

Dvořák in America III

Dvořák in America IV

Dvořák Ives Dvořák

Songs by Ives, Copland, Barber, Jackson Hill and Dvořak

Mon 2 May

Suite in A Three Page Sonata 8 Humoresques Op.101

Ivo Kahanek, piano A lovely piano recital programme pairs Dvořák’s lyrical and romantic piano music with Charles Ives’s short, terse, Three Page Sonata. We are delighted to welcome Ivo Kahanek who has a major European career.

Mon 9 May

Roderick Williams, baritone Christopher Glynn, piano Our Dvořák in America series closes with a delightful programme of songs by Ives, Copland, Barber and some of Dvořák’s haunting Biblical Songs. There is also a premiere of a new work by Jackson Hill written for Roderick Williams who was described in the Herald earlier this year as “Britain’s most charismatic baritone”.

Avoid the queue by booking in advance and save on the ticket price too. advance (until 12noon on the day) £6.50; concessions £5.50 after 12noon on day of concert £7.50; no concessions unreserved seating

Add soup and a sandwich for just £3.50 (book until 12noon on the day) Prefer something more substantial to eat? Reserve a table in our Glassrooms restaurant and choose from our tempting new daytime menu - 01738 477724 or

Free programme sheets are available on the day.


Both these concerts will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast.


Thu 22 Sep: 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

Concerto Grosso in D Op.6 No.5 Trumpet Concerto in D Op.3 No.7 RV230 Seraph (Scottish Premiere) Fantasia on 1 note Fantasia in C Trumpet Concerto in B flat Op.7 No.3 Concerto grosso in B flat major Op.6 No.7

Scottish Ensemble Jonathan Morton, director Alison Balsom, trumpet

We are particularly delighted to welcome her to Perth to give the Scottish Premiere of James Macmillan's ‘Seraph’ which was co-commissioned by Perth Concert Hall and the Scottish Ensemble and premiered at the Wigmore Hall, London in February.

Virtuoso trumpeter Alison Balsom’s career is now on the highest international level. She performs in the world’s greatest halls with the finest orchestras and conductors. This concert includes no fewer than three concertos including two baroque concertos from her recent EMI CD.

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Handel Vivaldi Macmilllan Purcell Purcell Albinoni Handel



Alison Balsom

Composer James Macmillan will give a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. £25.50, £20.50, £15.50,£10.50; concessions £23.50, £18.50, £13.50, £8.50 (includes booking fee)




Paul Lewis Schubert cycle ««««« “a spellbinding recital…

completely original: infinite complexity wrapped in apparent simplicity” The Herald, Feb 2011

Sun 8 May: 3pm Schubert Schubert Schubert Schubert


Perth Concert Hall

12 Waltzes D145 Four Impromptus D899 Hungarian Melody in B minor D817 Piano Sonata No18 in G major D894 (1826)

Paul Lewis, piano

Further concerts Sun 13 Nov 2011: 3pm Tue 6 Mar 2012: 7.30pm Sat 13 Oct 2012: 3pm

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One of the world’s foremost and sought after pianists, Paul Lewis is playing all of Schubert’s mature piano music in major venues internationally. In February he started his five concert journey with a sensational concert. In this second programme some of the charming early waltzes are combined with the wonderful late Impromptus and the great G Major Sonata. £20.50, £15.50, £10.50; concessions £18.50, £13.50, £8.50 (includes booking fee)

4 recitals for the price of 3 (not available online)

A celebration of Schubert

Fri 7 – Sun 9 Oct


SCHUBERTIAD Our 5th Schubertiad has song at its core. The Prince Consort with its four singers accompanied by pianist Alisdair Hogarth offers wonderfully fresh performances. We open with the Unfinished Symphony making this the most comprehensive Schubertiad yet!

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Performances by: Alasdair Beatson, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, William Conway, Escher String Quartet, Philip Fowke, Alisdair Hogarth, Jennifer Johnston, Anne Leese, Nicholas Mulroy, The Prince Consort, Marcus Farnsworth and Zian Zhang

Fri 7 Oct: 7.30pm

Schubert: Symphony No 8 in B minor ‘Unfinished’ Prokofiev: Piano Concerto 3 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4

Sat 8 Oct: 11am Schubert: Schubert:

Wanderer Fantasy Arpeggione Sonata

Sat 8 Oct: 3pm

Rachmaninoff, Godowsky and Liszt meet Schubert

Sat 8 Oct: 7.30pm Schubert: Beethoven:

Schwanengesang An die ferne Geliebte

Sun 9 Oct: 11am

15 great Schubert songs including The Shepherd on the Rock, Death and the Maiden , The Trout and Erlking

“potently seductive… Stylistically and tonally, the blend was sensational… A vivid, compelling performance, and one that betrayed more of the composer’s character than he could have planned.” The Independent on Sunday on The Prince Consort

Sun 9 Oct: 3pm

Vocal Duos, trios and quartets by Schubert

Sun 9 Oct: 5pm Schubert:

Death and the Maiden Quartet

Sun 9 Oct: 7.30pm Schubert: Brahms: Schubert: Brahms:

Fantasie in F minor Liebeslieder Waltzes Variations on an Original Theme Neue Liebeslieder

Weekend packages and individual tickets on sale Mon 2 May – see for more info or speak to the box office



“Devastating. A masterpiec it go, if you have, go aga

starring X Factor’

in the iconic rol

Mon 11 – Sat 16 Jul

7.30pm, Wed + Sat matinees 2.30pm Mon eve + Wed mat £23.50, £20.50, £18.50, £13; concessions £21, £18, £16, £10.50 Tue-Thu eve + Sat mat £28.50, £25.50, £21, £15.50; concessions £26, £23, £18.50, £13 Fri + Sat eve £33, £29.50, £25.50, £18.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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groups: buy 10 get 11th free audio described performance: Sat 16 Jul, 2.20pm

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HIGH TEA : £12.50

Your choice of main course followed by scrumptious homemade scones and cakes - perfect before or after the show

Willy Russell’s legendary musical Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.



ce. If you haven’t seen ain” News of the World

Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers, and Bill Kenwright’s production, having recently celebrated its 21st year in London, continues to enjoy standing ovations at every devastating performance.

No wonder Blood Brothers is now ‘The musical for all time’.



I Do! I Do!

Thu 5 - Sat 7 May: 7.45pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm Perth Theatre

The story begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day and traces their life together over a period of 50 years. In that time we watch them go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family, negotiate mid-life crises, separate, reconcile and grow old together, all to the strains of a clever and charming score. Starring real life husband and wife Ian Grieve and Amanda Beveridge, who last appeared together on the Perth stage 16 years ago, this intimate and nostalgic work is best described through the titles of the songs including I Love My Wife, My Cup Runneth Over, Love Isn’t Everything, The Honeymoon Is Over, and Some One Needs Me. Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical £15, £10.50; concessions £13 children £7.50 (includes booking fee)

Goldfish Theatre presents

Six Black Candles by Des Dillon

Sat 14 May: 7.45pm Perth Theatre Where’s Stacie Gracie’s head? Sharing space with the sweetcorn and two-forone lemon meringue pies ... in the freezer. Six sisters, their Maw and Granny gather to take revenge by witchcraft on Caroline’s wayward husband. Six black candles, one black affronted Maw, two gallons of vodka, one crazy old Irish Granny, a pile of burning boxer shorts and a frozen head in the fridge. Enter one adulterous husband and one unsuspecting Catholic Priest. Set in present day Irish Catholic Coatbridge, Six Black Candles is bound together by the ropes of traditional storytelling and the strength of female familial relationships. Bubbling under the cauldron of superstition, witchcraft and religion is the heat of revenge; and the love and venom of sisterhood. £15, £10.50; concessions £13; children £7.50 (includes booking fee)


 “bruisingly hilarious comedy” The Scotsman

A transformational £13 million architectural scheme to keep our theatre at the heart of life in Perth. Our exciting plans will: Restore and conserve our historic theatre auditorium, reinstate the orchestra pit and bring back the ‘gods’. Add a new 225 seat performance space. Build vital new creative learning spaces for our youth and community programmes. Improve access and customer experience. Ensure a sustainable future at the heart of city centre regeneration.

We're delighted to tell you that we have more than £6.5 million of confirmed funding in place. We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our fundraising! Plans continue to take shape and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. We hope you will visit and join us in creating a bright future for Perth Theatre.

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Porcelain Dolls

by Tim Primrose, directed by Colin Bradie

Fri 10 + Sat 11 Jun: 7.30pm Perth Theatre

This toilet is situated in Walker Hall; a mysterious structure that is never used, except for Christmas Assembly, the occasional school play and, of course, the school dance. PYT Seniors 1 presents Tim Primrose’s acclaimed comedy for youth theatre charting the morning after the night before (and the night before the morning after) for thirteen teenage girls, a couple of token ‘lads’ and a rat called ‘Rudiger’. advisory: contains language and material that may cause offence – not advised for under 14s £7; concessions £3.50 (includes booking fee)

PYT Seniors 2 present

It Snows…

by Bryony Lavery, Steven Hoggat and Scott Graham, directed by Barry Henderson

Fri 17 + Sat 18 Jun: 7.30pm Perth Theatre

It Snows is about one of those magical days in your life... a day when the street you walk down every day is transformed... the girl next door talks to you... adults play... for a short time the world becomes a more fun place to be... everything is about to change... Join PYT Seniors 2 as they present the wonderful It Snows.


£7; concessions £3.50 (includes booking fee) unreserved seating



Perth Youth Theatre

NEW WRITING SHOWCASE £2.50; no concessions unreserved seating

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written and created by PYT Young Playwrights, facilitated by Susan McClymont Mon 20 Jun: 7.30pm Studio, Perth Theatre Celebrate the writing talent of Perth Youth Theatre with highlights of the very best writing from our Young Playwrights company. There’s a host of characters and scenarios ranging from the bizarre to the terrifying, the disturbing to the downright hilarious. Last year this event sold out, so book early!

PYT Beginners present

Rough Seas

Decisions are hard to make. Which way to turn? Which road to take? Join PYT Beginners as they take you on a journey into a wonderful world of characters and stories.

£7; concessions £3.50 (includes booking fee) unreserved seating

PYT Intermediates present

devised by Beginners 1 and 2, directed by Amy Watt Fri 24 + Sat 25 Jun: 7.30pmPerth Theatre

Pictures Never Tell The Full Story

devised by Intermediates 1 + 2, directed by Gemma Petrie Fri 1 + Sat 2 Jul: 7.30pmPerth Theatre Intermediates 1: “Beyond the frame” Imagine you fell into a picture. Would you be in a dream or a nightmare; fantasy or frightening reality? Intermediates 2: “ If destroyed...?” Have you ever looked at a picture for answers but instead been left asking even more questions?

£7; concessions £3.50 (includes booking fee) unreserved seating

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Summer Shorts

Graffiti Art

Mon 11 Jul: 10am–4pm 8-11 yrs Tue 12 Jul: 10am–4pm 12+ yrs 8-11 12 Studio Theatre, Perth Theatre Work with two leading graffiti artists to create t-shirts, baseball caps and a large mural board. Please bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes – you will get messy! £5

FacE PaiNtiNg

3 For parents/carers and children Wed 13 Jul: 10.30am–12pm and 1.30–3pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Learn how to face paint with your child with make-up artists Susan McClymont and June McEwan. Professional face paints are available to buy after the workshop.

£6.50 (for adult + child. Adults must accompany) (includes booking fee)

LittlE WigglEs

Thu 14 Jul: 10.15–11am 3–5 yrs 11.15am–12.15pm 6–8 yrs Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall

3-5 6-8

Explore the world of movement with an exciting soundtrack to accompany. Wear comfy clothes and shoes suitable for dancing! £5 (for adult + child. Adults must accompany)

Blood, Guts aNd GorE


Horror effects workshop 8-12 Fri 15 Jul: 10–11.45am and 1.15–3pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Transform bits of your body with gruesome stage effects. Wear old clothes – you will get messy! £5

HorsEcross GlEE JuNiors

Mon 18 Jul: 10am–4pm 7-11 yrs Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall


Like singing and dancing? Then come along to this day of workshops. You’ll work with our vocal and dance coaches to learn a song and dance routine from the hit TV show Glee. Parents are invited to see the work at 3.50pm. Please bring a packed lunch, a bottle of water and wear comfy clothes you can dance in.


Street Dance for Boys

Tue 19 Jul: 10am–12pm 5–7 yrs 1–3pm 8–11 yrs Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall

5-7 8-11 Calling all boys: Come and take part in this fun street dance workshop where girls are banned! You’ll learn how to pop, lock and jam to an upbeat soundtrack. Please wear comfy clothes and shoes suitable for dancing in. £5

Act the Part

Wed 20 Jul: 10am–12pm 5–7 yrs 1–3pm 8–10 yrs Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall

5-7 Led by our drama artists, these workshops 8-10 will be fun and fast-paced as you create new characters, act out stories and play some drama games. £4

The Parliament Show (schools only) Fri 13 May: 10.30am + 1.30pm Perth Theatre

When a school council takes a trip to the Scottish Parliament, the pupils get more than they bargained for when a famous figure from Scotland’s history appears and whisks the pupils into Scotland’s past, present and future. A fun and interactive way to learn about the history and the sometimes mystifying machinations of our brand new legislative body – The Scottish Parliament.


Teachers visit us on the Glow Creativity Portal for more details of what we can offer your pupils

£3.50 per pupil, teachers free

Mon 20 Jun: 10am + 1.30pm Perth Concert Hall Molly Muddle’s hilarious mishaps and muddles strike a chord with children everywhere and the Sticky Kids in the audience just love showing off their moves and singing along as Molly and Mac sing their way through your favourite Sticky Kids songs. Books and CD’s available to buy at the end of show £4 Schools 1 free adult for every 10 children Nurseries 1 free adult for every 2 children

The Singing Kettle's Funny Farm Thu 4 – Sat 6 Aug: 11am + 2pm Perth Theatre Cilla, Artie, Gary and Kevin serve up a bumper crop of top-notch singalongs including Little Red Tractor, Old Macdonald, Green Grass Grew, and The Farmer's in his Den. Meet the wackiest collection of farmyard friends you'll ever see and don't forget to dress up as your favourite farmyard animal. £12; family of four £44; groups 10+ £8.50 babes in arms (up to 12 mths) £2 (includes booking fee)

Mini Music Makers

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Sticky Kids

Mondays: 22 Aug – 10 Oct

0–2yrs: 10.30–11am 2–3 ½yrs: 11.15–11.45am 3 ½-5yrs: 12–12.45pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Our music team and their puppet friends open up the world of music to your tiny ears! Through simple musical games, songs and activities a child’s language, speech, motor skills, memory and concentration can all be improved.Most of all it’s a great way to meet new friends through making music! In association with NYCoS 8 week block: £28 Individual tickets: £4 (accompanying adults free)



Fri 9 Dec - Sat 7 Jan: 7pm, matinees 2pm

Fee Fi Fo Fun - get ready for an adventure of Giant proportions...

Jack and his mum are so poor they had to sell their only cow. (awww) But silly Jack sold it for beans and now his mum is proper furious! (grrr) Before things end happily ever after Jack is going to have much, MUCH bigger problems to deal with and one thing’s for sure, he is going to need all your shouting and cheering, booing and hissing, and probably some singing along as well, if he's ever going to get to get back into his mum’s good books. Come and help him out as we take pantomime to new heights in Perth’s traditional family pantomine Jack and the Beanstalk. off-peak: £17; concessions £14; children £12 family ticket (4 tickets, max 2 adults) £52 peak: £20; concessions £17; children £13 family ticket (4 tickets, max 2 adults) £60 (includes booking fee) audio described performances: Thu 15 Dec, 6.50pm & Sat 17 Dec, 1.50pm captioned performance: Fri 16 Dec, 7pm BSL sign interpreted performance: Sat 17 Dec, 2pm For special school performances and rates call box office on 01738 621031


Horsecross Players

Tuesdays 3 May – 14 Jun: 7-9pm Rehearsal Room, Perth Theatre


This group is ideal for anyone with an interest in theatre and a desire to meet new people in a fun, artistic environment. Horsecross Players will provide the opportunity to participate without the pressure of scripts or impending stage fright! Drama workshops will work hand in hand with the theatre season with input from our creative director, visiting artists and actors. Theatre visits are an integral part of our Tuesday night sessions. For further details or to book a place contact Suzi Morrice on or 01738 477729. £4; concessions £3 buy all eight sessions for just £24; concessions £18

Horsecross Voices Choir Project

Wednesdays 4, 11, 18 May and 1, 8, 15 Jun: 7-9pm Showcase on Thu 16 Jun Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall


As an extension of Horsecross Voices, we’re running a vocal project for adults. Over the course of six sessions you’ll learn a variety of popular music, from Abba to Lady Gaga to Andrew Lloyd Webber, and we’ll put together a collection of songs to be performed at our informal Creative Learning Showcase in June. £5 to take part in all rehearsals and showcase

Blow and Blast Sat 7 May

Mild workshop:


Medium workshop: 2.30–4.30pm


Blow and Blast Band: 12.30–2pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Fun, informal workshops and band for adults who play woodwind instruments (brass and saxophone players are welcome to join us for the Band). Join in with workshops to improve your instrument and group-playing skills, or with the band to play just for fun... or do both! = simple music, mainly Please note: you must provide unison, novice instrumentalists your own instrument.

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workshop: £12.50 per session = some part singing/ band: £10.50 per session harmony, intermediate buy workshop + band for just £15.50 instrumentalists (includes booking fee)

Mondays 2 May - 13 Jun: 6.30-8.30pm Showcase on Thu 16 Jun Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall


Think you can sing? Think you can dance? Then this is the group for you! Over the course of eight weeks, you’ll work with singing and dancing coaches to produce a short showcase of popular tunes. Open to anyone aged 13 – 18 who has a passion for singing and dancing and some experience of performing. No audition to take part but you must book your place by contacting Jenn on or 01738 477722. Be ready for some fun, but hard work!


Horsecross Glee Seniors

£3 each week


No auditions or experience necessary – just lots of enthusiasm and willingness to work hard.

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Glee workshops for 6-11 year olds (P3-P7) coming soon! Check from Mon 6 Jun for dates of classes which will being in August.

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Coming Soon... Horsecross Glee Juniors

Sat 18 + Sun 19 Jun: 10am-4pm

Breadalbane Community Campus A weekend of family friendly Scottish music workshops which aim to encourage individuals and families (from age 8 to adult) of all abilities to learn traditional music, song, dance and Gaelic together in a relaxed atmosphere. Tuition is available in the following subjects: fiddle, Gaelic song, whistle, chanter, percussion, step dance, guitar, accordion, pipes and Gaelic language (Ùlpan). Whether you’ve never played before, or have been playing for years, we have something to suit you. Check for more details and the booking form or contact Aileen on aogilvie@ weekend workshop tickets: £7; concessions £5 family ticket (4 people): £15

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Chamber Management presents

Jimmy Carr Laughter Therapy Fri 26 + Sat 27 Aug: 8pm Perth Concert Hall

Since the turn of the century Jimmy has been a ‘fun slinger’ of international repute. Laughter Therapy is his ninth solo show. It’ll be an evening of non-stop jokes, gags and banter. If you’ve got a sick sense of humour then maybe laughter is the best medicine. Not to be taken if you have a sensitive disposition or an overactive moral compass. Recommended dose: one brand new show to be taken annually (I said annually). Not suitable for under 16’s.

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£25.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Phil Mcintyre Entertainment presents

Jason Byrne Cirque Du Byrne Fri 9 Sep: 8pm Perth Theatre

From childhood to his own children, Jason will escort his trusting audience through a vigorous stream of comedy consciousness, relentlessly assaulting the crowd with his unrivalled comic genius as he relives his wonder years spent nursing his ‘special eye’ and relays the misfortunes of being on holiday, anywhere – possibly with photographic evidence! Jason’s inspired, original brand of high-energy intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him. His sell out shows have attracted accolades including Chortle Award for Best Headliner 2007. £15.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

“An hour of stand-up so joyous the clinically depressed should get it on prescription” Metro

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“Full-on, doubled-up, gasping-for-oxygen hilarious” Chortle

Peter Pan

Fri 3 + Sat 4 Jun: 7pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

The Dance Bank presents its biennial show. £10.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Scottish Natural Bodybuilding Championships Sun 19 Jun: 1pm


Perth Concert Hall

Preliminary judging: 1pm Evening show, music routines and awards: 5pm Evening guest star: Scottish Natural Pro Bodybuilder David Kaye £16.80; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Witness the best of Scottish natural bodybuilding battle it out for the crown of 2011’s Mr and Miss Scotland as the Championships come to Perth for the first time. With classes for men and women and competitors ranging from teenagers to over sixties it’s a great spectacle and audience support is essential.

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British Natural Bodybuilding Federation (BNBF) presents the 2011


The Dance Bank presents

Scottish Bead Fair Sun 21 Aug: 11am

Perth Concert Hall Scotland’s original and largest bead and jewellery making event is back with a huge array of the finest jewellery making supplies for sale plus all new jewellery making classes and demonstrations throughout the day. Watch award winning artists demonstrate many different techniques and shop till you drop with the finest sellers in the UK. £4; accompanied under 16s free Early entry for wheelchair users: 10.30am


Threshold artspace | Bold contemporary art by Scottish and international artists in Perth since 2005

Production still from Thirst (2010) by Fernando Arias



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Encounters I: With Event

Works by Perthshire Visual Arts Forum members

Sun 26 Jun – Sat 8 Oct

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Encounters II: With Place

Selected works by Perthshire Visual Arts Forum members

Double Bill Brunch

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terms and conditions


Once paid for tickets are non refundable.


Where available concessions usually apply to 16 and under, Young Scots, unwaged, students, people with disabilities and senior citizens (only Sat matinees at the theatre). Where possible, carers go FREE. Bring your ID when you collect tickets. All are subject to availability.

group bookers

Groups of 10 or more may reserve seats. Book 10 and get your 11th ticket free. (selected shows)

booking fee

Where indicated, ticket prices include a minimum booking fee of 50p to cover our processing costs. Fees are waived for tickets under £5 and if tickets are purchased in person by cash at Perth Theatre or Perth Concert Hall box offices. For group bookings (10 or more tickets for one event) the booking fee only applies to the first 10 tickets.

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Pay £10 for a year’s horsecrossregular membership. Save 10% on tickets where you see this logo and on food at the theatre and concert hall. Also includes advance notice and priority booking where possible.


Two 16 and unders go FREE with a paying adult where you see this logo. Valid Tue-Thu at the theatre. Limited availability.

£1 ticket donation

We’re asking all our customers to donate £1 per transaction towards the cost of transforming Perth Theatre – for more information turn to p19 or visit Your contribution will make such a difference to the experience that you and thousands of others will have when visiting Perth Theatre in the future. Thank you for your support.

please note: Information correct at time of going to print. Some of the info in this programme may change and other shows may be added - check online or at the box office. We reserve the right to make changes to the programme and seating plans.


Touch tours: Feel the set and costumes before the performance. Organised on the same dates as Audio Described performances. Tours are free but must be pre-booked through box office.

family friendly

We have booster seats for little ones; our restaurants provide high chairs, bottle warming, and are breastfeeding friendly; and there are baby-changing facilities for men and women to use in both the theatre and concert hall.

Transport: Available on same dates as Audio Described performances for £2 return. Contact us to find out about pick up points. We have an audio version of this brochure.

disability friendly

Both buildings are designed to be disability friendly with wheelchair spaces, stair lifts, induction loops, infrared enhanced hearing systems and staff who are trained to help.

For Deaf and hard of hearing patrons

BSL Signed performances: Enjoy BSL interpreted performances. See show pages for dates.

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Guide/hearing dogs welcome in our buildings.

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We have a mini loop system at each box office and infrared enhanced hearing headsets and induction loops are available at the theatre and concert hall.

We provide other special services for certain shows. Check listings in the brochure, see the website or ask box office for dates:



We want your visit to be a delight. If you find anything puzzling, unhelpful or mysterious please tell us and we’ll try to help.


going green

We aim to be as green as possible in all we do – for example we recycle, and are working to reduce water and energy use. For more info see horsecross-going-green/

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