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CLASSICAL

Concerts 1pm at Perth Concert Hall 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

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A break from work, a pause from shopping or an outing in itself; just three good reasons to join us for an hour of music in the middle of your day. Take up our lunch offer and you will have refreshment for body and soul!

Schubert Octet in F major Mon 1 Oct

Daniel’s Beard

Jamie MacDougall in Recital Mon 15 Oct

Programme to include Schumann Dichterliebe Jamie MacDougall, tenor A truly charismatic performer, Jamie MacDougall sings a wonderful programme including Schumann's bittersweet cycle of love and loss, Dichterliebe (A Poet's Love).

David Gray – piano Mon 5 Nov

Leighton Scriabin Liszt Liszt Rachmaninof

5 Studies Op. 22 Prelude and Nocturne Transcendental Etude “Appassionata” Transcendental Etude “Harmonies du Soir” Piano Sonata No. 2

David Gray is a brilliant young Scottish pianist who made his Perth debut at the Dewar Awards Concert last year. He offers a virtuosic romantic programme.

SCO Wind Ensemble Mon 26 Nov Beethoven Seiber Weber Mozart

Wind Sextet Serenade Adagio & Rondo Serenade in E flat (original sextet version)

The combination of clarinets, bassoons and horns inspired Mozart and Beethoven to write music of the highest order. The players of the SCO Wind Sextet have devised a programme which promises a sparkling lunchtime diet.

Sean Shibe in Concert Mon 10 Dec

Music by Albéniz, Bach, Britten and Dowland Sean Shibe is a truly brilliant young guitarist. Winner of the Royal Overseas League and a Borletti Buitoni, he is still only 20! Here he plays a wide ranging programme showing all aspects of the classical guitar.

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Daniel’s Beard is a chamber ensemble made up of some of Scotland’s top musicians. Here they play one of the best loved pieces in all chamber music: Schubert's Octet. With its rich scoring for string and wind instruments, it is full of virtuosity and lyrical expressiveness.

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A lunchtime experience that will make your day

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Scotland’s national orchestras are regarded as three of the finest and most distinctive ensembles in Europe. They return to Perth with an exclusive selection of some of the world’s great musical masterpieces. An impressive cast of distinguished conductors is joined by a host of world class artists for another dazzling series. £24.50, £20.50, £18.50, £15, £10.50; students £5 Book for all six concerts and save 25% £109, £91, £82, £66.25, £46 (prices include booking fee)

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Fri 26 Oct: 7.30pm

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Bacewicz Concerto for String Orchestra Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 Vaughan Williams Symphony No.3, Pastoral Andrew Manze, conductor Steven Osborne, piano Ruby Hughes, soprano Celebrated Scottish pianist Steven Osborne will uncover new depths as he plays one of Beethoven's most enigmatic works. The evening opens with Bacewicz's fine neo-classical concerto for strings.

Sat 17 Nov: 7.30pm Wagner Mozart Beethoven

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Siegfried Idyll Piano Concerto No.17 K.453 Symphony No.6, Pastoral

Robin Ticciati, conductor Maria João Pires, piano The SCO brings a programme as life-affirming and joyful as you could wish for, performed by some of the finest musicians in the world. Pires appears with Ticciati for the first time in Scotland, following hard on the heels of a grand tour of the great halls of Europe.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra MacMillan Oboe Concerto Wed 30 Jan: 7.30pm Stravinsky MacMillan Mendelssohn

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Thu 28 Feb: 7.30pm Beethoven Beethoven Beethoven

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Leonora Overture No.3 Piano Concerto No.3 Symphony No.3 Eroica

Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor Rudolf Buchbinder, piano Guest conductor Dima Slobodeniouk and virtuoso pianist Rudolf Buchbinder take us on an incredible journey through a turbulent age; from the stirring Leonora Overture No.3 to the epic adventure of Beethoven's "Heroic" symphony. In between comes Beethoven's darkest piano concerto, a moving reminder of his deeply romantic spirit.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Oundjian conducts Má Vlast Thu 21 Mar: 7.30pm Smetana

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Má Vlast (complete)

Peter Oundjian, conductor James Westwater, photochoreographer When Bedrich Smetana wrote Má Vlast (My Country), he stretched the very limits of what music could achieve. So he would have been thrilled by tonight's performance in which his music is accompanied by stunning, specially commissioned visuals by the artist James Westwater. Join the RSNO's new Music Director Peter Oundjian and the Orchestra on their journey down the River Vltava; and let Westwater's images and Smetana's music bring this tale of love, war and liberation to life.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra Pires plays Mozart

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Beethoven's Eroica

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Osborne plays Beethoven

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Pulcinella Suite Oboe Concerto (Scottish premiere) Symphony No.4, Italian

Thierry Fischer, conductor François Leleux, oboe Even if contemporary music is not really your thing, we urge you not to miss this Scottish premiere given by the sensational François Leleux. Framing it, the SCO performs two perennial favourites - visits to Italy in the company of a distinguished Russian and a youthful German. Turn to page 11 for information about our New Year Viennese Concert with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Fri 19 Apr: 7.30pm Rachmaninov Britten Shostakovich

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Piano Concerto No.3 Sinfonia da Requiem Symphony No.9

Donald Runnicles, conductor Denis Kozhukhin, piano Shostakovich's ninth symphony wasn't the victory march the Soviet authorities were expecting, any more than Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem was what its Imperial Japanese commissioners had ordered. Rachmaninov's sweeping third piano concerto takes a pianist of unparalleled talent to make it soar; anyone who heard Denis Kozhukhin play in Perth last season will have no concerns on that count.

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Philharmonia Orchestra Sun 30 Sep: 3pm | Perth Concert Hall

“Is there a better orchestra in Britain than the Philharmonia? A more outstanding musician than Salonen? I don't think so” The Guardian

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Beethoven Symphony No.7 | Beethoven Symphony No.5 Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor As part of a Beethoven series marking 185 years since the composer’s death, Perth will join a roster of global cities, including Milan, Los Angeles and Turin, to play host to the Philharmonia Orchestra, who return to Perth Concert Hall six years after their sell-out performance in 2006. Don’t miss this rare visit to Scotland by one of the world’s great orchestras as they perform two of Beethoven’s best-loved symphonies in a programme unique to Perth Concert Hall. £33.50, £30.50, £25.50; concessions £31.50, £28.50, £23.50 (includes booking fee)

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Thu 11 Oct: 7.30pm

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JS Bach Partita No.4 Chopin Polonaise in F sharp minor Op.44 Chopin Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante Op.22 Chopin Mazurkas Op.3 Scriabin Valse in A flat Op.38 Granados Valses Poeticos Schulz-Evler Concert Arabesque on themes by Johann Strauss from the Blue Danube

He returns to Perth Concert Hall with a kaleidoscopic programme which will show all facets of his playing. £20.50, £15.50, £10.50; concessions £18.50, £13.50, £8.50 (includes booking fee)

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Paul Lewis Schubert Cycle Sat 13 Oct: 7.30pm

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One of the most exciting young pianists in the world today, Benjamin Grosvenor performed to huge acclaim at the BBC proms last summer.

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Benjamin Grosvenor

Sonata for Piano No.19 in C minor D958 (1828) Sonata for Piano No.20 in A major D959 (1828) Sonata for Piano No.21 in B flat major D960 (1828) Paul Lewis, piano The final concert in Paul Lewis's project to play all of Schubert's mature piano music. All human emotion is to be found in these three wonderful piano sonatas, which bring his epic project to a fitting conclusion.

“a spellbinding recital... completely original: infinite complexity wrapped in apparent simplicity” The Herald, Feb 2011 ★★★★★

“one of Britain's buzziest young pianists… These days, you'll hardly hear him outside the grandest of the world's concert halls.” £20.50, £15.50, £10.50; concessions £18.50, £13.50, £8.50 (includes booking fee)

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BEETHOVEN – The String Quartets Complete

Michelangelo String Quartet

★★★★★

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“Their virtuosity and spirit showed throughout... playing of fire, luminosity and purity” Manchester Evening News

Beethoven’s String Quartets contain music every bit as great as his symphonies. If you know chamber music you will know that these are the greatest string quartets ever written. If you don’t, then this is the place to start. Michael Tumelty will be your guide throughout this thrilling project which is entirely exclusive to Perth. The Quartet plays all of Beethoven's String Quartets in six programmes through the season in our latest musical journey into the works of a great composer. ★★★★★ “the Michelangelo is a group of soloists, founded a decade ago by the great viola

player Nobuko Imai. Groups made of soloists do not always gel. This one does. A wonderful night, and a mouth-watering prospect for next season” Michael Tumelty, The Herald, Mar 2012

Wed 24 Oct: 7.30pm

Quartet in F Op. 135 Quartet in C Minor Op 18 No 4 Quartet in F Minor Op 59 No 1 ‘Rasumovsky’

Wed 21 Nov: 7.30pm

Quartet in D Op 18 No 3 Quartet in A minor Op 132 Quartet in C Op 59 No 3 ‘Rasumovsky’

Wed 19 Dec: 7.30pm

Quartet in F Minor Op. 95, Serioso Quartet in F Op18 No 1 Quartet in E flat Op 127

Wed 13 Feb 2013: 7.30pm

Quartet in A Op 18 No 5 Quartet in E minor Op. 59 No 2, ‘Rasumovsky’ Quartet in B flat Op.130

Wed 27 Mar 2013: 7.30pm Quartet in E flat Op. 74, Harp Quartet in G Op18 No 2 Quartet in C minor Op.131

Wed 8 May 2013: 7.30pm Quartet in B flat Op 18 No 6 Quartet in B flat Op.130 Grosse Fuge Op. 133

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£20.50, £15.50, £10.50; concessions £18.50, £13.50, £8.50 (includes booking fee)

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Scottish Opera presents

Sung in English with piano accompaniment Sat 24 Nov: 7.30pm | Perth Theatre Susannah Wapshott, music director/pianist Annilese Miskimmon, director Nicky Shaw, designer Mark Jonathan, lighting Edmund Tracey, translation

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Verdi’s La Traviata

A fresh look at Verdi’s deeply moving and ever-popular tale of a love denied, this new production celebrates the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth. Director Annilese Miskimmon gets right to the heart of the story in a production that centres on the turbulent relationships at its core.

£14.50 (includes booking fee); under 26’s and Young Scot £5

Music for St Andrew's Night Wed 28 Nov: 7.30pm

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Mairi Campbell, singer Mhairi Lawson, singer Adrian Chandler, violin Su-a Lee, cello Jan Waterfield, keyboard

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The production encompasses an astonishing range of moods and emotions, from Alfredo’s fresh-faced charms to Violetta’s vivid effervescence, which is perfectly captured in Sempre Libera, a vocal showpiece to rival any other.

Songs, dances and instrumental music from 17th century Scotland to the present day, including Ye Banks and Braes, Charlie is my Darling, O,My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose and Mairi Campbell’s unforgettable version of Robert Burns’ immortal Auld Lang Syne (which features on the soundtrack of the film Sex and the City). Instrumental arrangements of Scottish music by Haydn and Beethoven will also be represented alongside settings of poetry by Burns, in German, by Robert Schumann. Join in the singing, or just simply sit back and be entertained. £20.50, £15.50, £10.50; concessions £18.50, £13.50, £8.50 (includes booking fee)

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Prom Praise

with the All Souls Orchestra Sun 28 Oct: 7.30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

Noel Tredinnick, conductor Prom Praise is returning to Perth as part of its 2012 tour of Scotland. A delightful blend of sacred and concert music – this is a unique fusion of performance and worship, combing popular orchestral favourites, solos and worship songs old and new, led by the All Souls Orchestra under conductor Noel Tredinnick, with guest artists and speakers. £16.50, £10.50; children £8.50, £5 (includes booking fee)

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Perth Symphony Orchestra Sat 10 Nov: 7.30pm

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Rossini Overture ‘Italian Girl in Algiers’ Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 Allan Young, conductor Ben Norris, violin Perth Symphony Orchestra is delighted to welcome back local violinist Ben Norris to perform Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto, one of the best-loved in classical music. £12.50; concessions £10.50 (includes booking fee)

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Scottish Ensemble Concert by Candlelight Thu 6 Dec: 7.30pm Britten Bach

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St John’s Kirk

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge Goldberg Variations (arr. Sitkovetsky)

The Scottish Ensemble presents an evening of music by candlelight in Perth’s beautiful St John's Kirk. Bach's Goldberg Variations still have the power to enthrall audiences. The ancient and simple concept of variations is woven into an epic narrative, where earthly rhythms reach out towards the spiritual dimension. 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.

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£12.50; students £5 (includes booking fee)

Perth Choral Society Sun 9 Dec: 7.30pm Vivaldi Handel Poulenc Rutter

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Gloria

Perth Concert Hall

Gloria Zadok the Priest Gloria Gloria

Angus Chamber Orchestra Peter Rutterford, conductor Music from 1678–present, beginning with Vivaldi's Gloria. Handel's Zadok the Priest (1727) was composed for the coronation of George II, Poulenc’s 1959 Gloria conveys a profound spiritual resonance; while John Rutter’s recent Gloria is performed frequently around the world. £14.50; concessions £12.50 KIDS

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Dunedin Consort

Handel’s Messiah Thu 20 Dec: 7.30pm

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Dunedin Consort John Butt, conductor Handel's Messiah is as much part of Christmas as carol singing and mince pies. There is no-one anywhere who does it better than the Dunedin Consort, whose recording of Messiah won a Gramophone Award. £23, £18, £13; concessions £21, £16, £11 (includes booking fee)

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra New Year Viennese Concert Sat 5 Jan: 7.30pm Strauss Strauss Von Suppé Strauss Léhar

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Blue Danube Waltz Tritsch-Tratsch Polka Overture, Poet and Peasant Czardas, Die Fledermaus Viljalied, The Merry Widow

Thomas Rösner, conductor Sarah-Jane Brandon, soprano Is there any finer way to greet the New Year than with a sparkling Viennese gala concert? Irresistible Strauss waltzes, polkas and overtures, and of course, The Blue Danube and Radetsky March.

£24.50, £20.50, £18.50, £15, £10.50 (includes booking fee)

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YOUTH MUSIC

Youth music Perth Academy Gala Concert Fri 7 Sep: 7.30pm

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Strathallan School presents

A Musical Showcase

Perth Concert Hall

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Perth Academy celebrates 80 years at its current site on Viewlands Road. This Gala Concert will be an evening of music and entertainment from Perth Academy pupils, past and present. The Academy has produced many students who have gone on to follow careers in music. They include Donald Maxwell, an internationally renowned singer, and former member of staff, who will compère the event. £7.50; concessions £5.00 (includes booking fee)

Perth Youth Orchestra Sat 22 Sep: concert, 3pm dinner dance, 7pm Founded in 1962, Perth Youth Orchestra is now celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Players, tutors, families and friends are invited to enjoy a programme of favourites from the past 50 years which offers something for everyone The orchestra has provided the opportunity for generations of young musicians to perform not only in Perth but elsewhere in Scotland and on tour, most recently to Germany, Poland and Estonia. If you are a former member and would like to join the celebrations please get in touch at www.perth-youth-orchestra.org.uk or @PyoPerth

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7pm 3 course dinner and ceilidh: £35.50 (includes booking fee)

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Over one hundred pupils, from the age of nine to eighteen, perform a selection of vocal and instrumental pieces in a variety of musical genres from Swing to Classical. Free - tickets must be booked in advance.

Kilgraston School presents

Christmas Carol Evening Fri 7 Dec: 7pm

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Perth Concert Hall

Start the festive season in style and join Kilgraston as they celebrate with their annual family Christmas Carol Concert. Director of Music Andrew McGarva leads carols and festive songs to inspire you for Christmas. Tickets available from Fri 19 Oct. £7.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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3pm concert: £7.50, no concessions (includes booking fee)

Sat 1 Dec: 7.30pm

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Judy

starring Lesley Mackie written and directed by Terry Wale music direction by Stuart Watson

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Wizard Productions, in association with Horsecross Arts, presents

Wed 29 Aug - Sat 1 Sep: 7:30pm + Sat matinee 2.30pm

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Following her sell-out success as Edith Piaf in Toujours l’Amour, Lesley Mackie is joined by a cast of musicians and actors to bring another legendary voice to the Perth Theatre stage. Back in the 1930's and 40's, a cinema-goers passport to fantasy was simply the price of a ticket, but for the people who provided these fantasies, there was no escape. Never-Never Land was their home, and dreams were their reality. At the tender age of thirteen, Judy Garland was admitted to this make-believe world and almost immediately fell victim to its fairy-tale values. This is her story. KIDS £15.50, £10.50; concessions £13.50 (includes booking fee)

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“A vigorous bolt of creative energy”The Guardian

A Communicado co-production with Horsecross Arts and Assembly Festival

Tam O'Shanter

Created and directed by Gerry Mulgrew Wed 5 Sep - Sat 8 Sep: 7:30pm + Sat matinee 2.30pm Perth Theatre In 2009, Perth Theatre created a new stage version of Tam O’Shanter to celebrate Robert Burns’ 250th anniversary. A cantering, booze-fuelled ghost story filled to the brim with music and song, it proved a hit with Perth audiences and led to sell-out shows.

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Don’t miss this second chance to see the delightfully irreverent tribute to our National Bard as Tam O’Shanter returns to Perth Theatre for one week only prior to a Scottish tour. “Zestful inventiveness and moving simplicity” The Times “Tremendous fun” The Sunday Herald

Audio Described: Sat 8 Sep, 2.15pm. Wed, Thu + Sat mat £17.50, £10.50; concessions £15 Fri & Sat eve £19; £10.50 concessions £16.50

Theatre Tours International presents

The Half

by Richard Dormer performed by Guy Masterson directed by David Calvitto Sat 15 Sep: 7:30pm | Perth Theatre A fifty year old actor, down on his luck, attempts to reverse his fortunes by doing a one man show. Nothing new there... except that he's chosen Shakespeare's Hamlet - uncut! He's sold his car and his father's gold watch to pay for it all and his wife has left him. Everything rides on it. It's his opening night - The Half - 35 minutes before curtain up and he is starting to unravel... Will he make it to the stage or will he self-destruct? Fringe favourite Guy Masterson (Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm and Shylock), teams up with Richard Dormer, master of the one man show (Hurricane) in this show with everything: humour, pathos, high physicality and Shakespeare! Another tour de force. £14.50, £10.50; concessions £12.50 (includes booking fee)

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Perth Theatre Subscription Season The Odd Couple Fri 28 Sep – Sat 13 Oct

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This is The Odd Couple as you have never seen it before. Move over Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, this is 1985 and sisters are doing it for themselves!

Tue 30 Oct – Sat 10 Nov

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The acclaimed creative team that brought the sell-out hits Sunset Song and The Silver Darlings to Perth Theatre presents the third in a trilogy of powerful stage versions of classic Scottish novels.

The Seafarer

Fri 8 Feb – Sat 23 Feb

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A midnight-black Dublin comedy of drink, redemption and unholy wagers. Following acclaimed runs on the West End and on Broadway, this brilliant play receives its Scottish premiere in a new Perth production.

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The Cone Gatherers

April in Paris

Fri 15 Mar – Sat 30 Mar

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Straight talking, snappy and peppered with dry northern wit; Shirley Valentine meets When Harry Met Sally in John Godber’s charming and bittersweet comedy about married life.

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“Very funny indeed” New York Post

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“A delightful feminisation of The Odd Couple” The Times 16

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The Odd Couple by Neil Simon

directed by Rachel O’Riordan

designed by Gary McCann

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7.30pm, Sat matinees 2.30pm

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Meet Olive Madison. She is a slob, and that’s the way she likes it. Her apartment carries a health warning, she serves snacks from the Jurassic era and even her wedding dress had Coca-Cola stains on it. Punctual, hypochondriac neat-freak Florence Unger, however, leaves no drink uncoastered. She can spot a grease stain at fifty blocks, can’t serve nuts without arranging them in ranks and she wears her seatbelt at drive-in movies. Together, they make a distinctly odd couple... but what Olive and Florence do share is a lousy taste in men. So when Florence breaks up with her husband and has to move into Olive’s confined New York apartment, tempers fray. When they take tentative steps onto the dating scene together, things start to get messy – really messy. Female friendships step into the spotlight as Neil Simon’s smash hit comedy of opposites is up-dated, up-gendered and remains uproariously funny. This is The Odd Couple as you’ve never seen it before. Move over Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, this is 1985 and sisters are doing it for themselves!

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£14; concessions £12 £15.50; concessions £14 £12.50; concessions £12

any performance: side circle £10.50; under 16's £5 prices include booking fees Senior Citizen concession applies to Sat matinees only

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Fri 28 Sep – Sat 13 Oct previews Wed 26 + Thu 27 Sep

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post show talks: Fri 5 Oct audio described performance: Thu 11 Oct, 7.20pm | Sat 13 Oct, 2.20pm BSL sign interpreted performance: Fri 5 Oct, 7.30pm*

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*please stay on for a BSL sign interpreted post show talk captioned performance: Sat 6 Oct, 2.30pm

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Magnetic North presents

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Sex and God by Linda McLean

Tue 16 Oct: 7.30pm

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Four monologues on faith, lust and family are woven together to tell the stories of Lizzie, Jane, Sally and Fiona – each from a different period of the twentieth century. The women’s experiences of family, religion and ambition are shaped by those around them and the times they live in. Sex and God is a lyrical, funny and touching new play by Linda McLean, who has “quietly emerged as one of Scotland’s top women’s playwrights” (The Scotsman), winning two Fringe Firsts and a Herald Angel.

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Sex and God is the latest production from Magnetic North, whose highly-acclaimed work includes the beautiful Walden and the hysterical Pass the Spoon. Contains adult themes and some strong language. £14.50, £10.50; concessions £12.50 (includes booking fee)

Sell a Door Theatre Company in association with Mull Theatre presents

The Man Who Had All The Luck by Arthur Miller Tue 23 Oct: 7:30pm

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The Man Who Had All the Luck follows the life of David Beeves, a motor mechanic in a small rural Midwest American town in the late 1930s, who day after day is blessed with good fortune. In contrast, his family and friends face difficult times: his father desperately trying to raise his underperforming brother to success on the baseball pitch, while his friend Shory, who is confined to a wheelchair, becomes more and more resentful of his misfortune. While those around him suffer from everyday failures from redundancy to infertility, David continues to prosper. Yet the more success David achieves, the more depressed, guilty and paranoid he feels about the plight of those around him. Soon he begins to wonder what will happen when his luck runs out...

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£14.50, £10.50; concessions £12.50 (includes booking fee)

Luminate and Greyscale/Stellar Quines present

A Rehearsed Reading Tue 2 Oct: 2.30pm

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MUSIC DRAMA

It’s Only Words

Written by Sylvia Dow Directed by Muriel Romanes Starring Edith MacArthur A woman has locked herself in a public toilet. A toilet full of graffiti. You could almost classify them, like in a library. Though a lot would be in the pornography section. Not that she’s ever seen that in a library of course... Part of Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival, profiling our creative lives as we age. See p47 for details on Luminate’s playwriting workshop. £7.50 (includes booking fee); concessions £5

by Alistair Rutherford

Sat 27 Oct: 6pm and 9pm Redrooms, Perth Theatre There's been a terrible mistake! The Dockers' Social Club booked 'The Ace of Spades' thinking it was a Motorhead tribute band, and got Tommy the Magician instead. Tommy is nursing a bruised ego in the pub down the road when Alice stomps in from the rain. She's soaked, been stood up and she's had it with romance. What neither of them know is that some magic might just be round the corner. Or is true love just another conjuring trick? “full of cracking one-liners and delightful humour” The Skinny £10; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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Passing Through

TAS presents

Rent

Music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Fri 19 - Sat 20 Oct: 7.30 pm + Sat mat 2.30 Perth Theatre A rock musical based on Puccini’s opera La Bohème, Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the shadow of HIV/ AIDS. It is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates. Suitable for age 13+ £15.50; senior citizens £13.00; unwaged, Young Scot and students £10.50 (includes booking fee)

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Horsecross Arts presents an Aberdeen Performing Arts production

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Tue 30 Oct – Sat 10 Nov: 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm | Perth Theatre The acclaimed creative team that brought Perth the hugely popular Sunset Song and The Silver Darlings presents the third in a trilogy of Scottish literary classics: The Cone Gatherers – a haunting story of good versus evil, and the destructive power of envy and prejudice. 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, building to a devastating climax. Robin Jenkins’ greatest novel is brought to life in this brand new adaptation by Scottish dramatist Peter Arnott.

Price

Subscription Price

Tue - Thu £17.50; concessions £12.50 Fri + Sat £19.50; concessions £14.50 Sat mat £16; concessions £12.50

£14; concessions £12 £15.50; concessions £14 £12.50; concessions £12

any performance: side circle £10.50; under 16's £5 prices include booking fees Senior Citizen concession applies to Sat matinees only

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post show talks: Wed 7 Nov audio described performance: Thu 8 Nov, 7.20pm | Sat 10 Nov, 2.20pm BSL sign interpreted performance: Fri 9 Nov, 7.30pm

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captioned performance: Sat 10 Nov, 2.30pm

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Thu 8 Nov | Perth Concert Hall £20.50; concessions £18.50 (includes booking fee)

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MUSIC MUSICAL

‘IT EXPLODES LIKE GLITTERING FIREWORKS. BRILLIANT!’ SUNDAY TIMES ‘A SUPERB PIECE OF ENTERTAINMENT. I WAS THRILLED’DAILY MIRROR

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Will Starring Any Dream

Do runner-up

OSEPH KEITH JACK as J

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‘UTTERLY IRRESISTIBLE’MAIL ON SUNDAY

BILL KENWRIGHT BY ARRANGEMENT WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP PRESENTS

MUSICAL

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

Tue 11 - Sat 15 Sep 2012 Perth Concert Hall

Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s 'Amazing, Superb, Wonderful' and 'Brilliant' production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical comes to Perth for the very first time following standing ovations at every performance across the UK. Keith Jack, runner-up in the hit BBC series ‘Any Dream Will Do’, takes on the title role, having won the hearts of the nation with his sparkling charisma and sensational singing voice.

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MUSIC BY

LYRICS BY

TIM RICE

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door To Me. Time

Prices

Concessions

Tue 11 Sep

7.30pm

£22,£19,£17

£2.50 off

Wed 12 Sep

1.30pm

£22,£19,£17

£2.50 off

Wed 12 Sep

7.30pm

£27, £24,19.50

£2.50 off

Thu 13 Sep

7.30pm

£27, £24,19.50

£2.50 off

Fri 14 Sep

10.30am

£22,£19,£17

£2.50 off

Fri 14 Sep

7.30pm

£31,£28,£24

No Concessions

Sat 15 Sep

12.30pm

£28.50,£25.50,£21 £2.50 off

Sat 15 Sep*

4.00pm

£28.50,£25.50,£21 £2.50 off

Sat 15 Sep

7.30pm

£31,£28,£24

*Audio Described performance

No Concessions

3.5 0 ses £1 7.5 0 r u o c 2 s e s £1 3 cou r 23

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ChildLine Christmas Concert

Perth Action for Churches Together

Thu 6 Dec: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

Sun 16 Dec: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

The annual Perth ChildLine Christmas Concert is organised by the NSPCC and Perth & Kinross Council Education & Children's Services. Now in its 13th year, the evening promises to entertain and get you into the festive spirit as pupils from Perth & Kinross Youth Orchestras, Bands and Choirs join together to provide a joyous evening of Christmas music, carols and popular classics.

Perth Action of Churches Together is a group of twenty six churches and Christian communities from the Perth area who started projects such as Churches Action for the Homeless and Home Starter Packs. Join them tonight as they sing their favourite carols and share the Christmas message with one and all. Free, with a collection taken for local charities.

£10.50; children £5 (includes booking fee)

Kilgraston Christmas Carol Evening Fri 7 Dec: 7pm | Perth Concert Hall

Start the festive season in style and join Kilgraston School as they celebrate with their annual family Christmas Carol Concert. Director of Music Andrew McGarva leads carols and festive songs to inspire you for Christmas. Tickets available from Fri 19 Oct £7.50; no concessions KIDS (includes booking fee)

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Carol Service

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

Featuring Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson, John McCusker and more Tue 18 Dec: 8pm | Perth Concert Hall We’re delighted to welcome Phil Cunningham and pals back to Perth for a sackful of seasonal, silly and sentimental tunes to sing along to. £21.50; no concessions

CHRISTMAS

Dunedin Consort Handel’s Messiah

The Singing Kettle Fairytale Christmas

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

John Butt, conductor

The Singing Kettle's sensational Fairytale Christmas is full of audience participation, favourite songs and colourful costumes. Remember to bring a Santa hat and a magic wand! £14.50, Family Saver £54, Groups 10+ £11.50 (+1 free with 10), Babes in Arms (up to 12 months) £2.50 (includes booking fee)

Thu 20 Dec: 7.30pm

Sat 22 Dec - Mon 24 Dec: 2pm

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Little Stars Chrismas Extravaganza

Sat 22 Dec: 10am, 11.15am and 12.30pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Join us for an hour long action packed workshop of singing, dancing and drama! Led by our Horsecross under 5s tutors, this workshop is sure to put your little ones in the mood for Christmas! £4; no concessions

JOIN IN!

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Handel's Messiah is as much part of Christmas as carols and mince pies. There is no-one anywhere who does it better than the Dunedin Consort, whose recording of Messiah won a Gramophone Award. £23, £18, £13; concessions £21, £16, £11 (includes booking fee) KIDS

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“Perth Theatre is famed for doing traditional pantomime and for doing it well” Perthshire Advertiser

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A Horsecross Arts production | Written by Alan McHugh

Fri 7 Dec – Sat 5 Jan The panto with the Eggs-Factor brings you heroes and villains, booing and cheering, slapstick, silliness and sing-along fun aplenty. Book your seats in Perth’s beautiful, historic theatre for one of the very best traditional family pantomimes and start looking forward to a cracking Christmas outing for the whole family.

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CHRISTMAS

“Perth Panto... one of the most traditional and well-loved in the land” The Scotsman

morning

matinee

1.30pm 2pm No performance

Mon 10 Tue 11

Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Mon 17 Tue 18 Wed 19 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 22

10am 1.30pm 10am 1.30pm 2pm No performance 1.30pm 10am 1.30pm 10am 2pm 2pm

off-peak peak adult £17 £20 concessions £15 £18 children £12 £13 family ticket £52 £60 (max 2 adults) (includes booking fee)

evening

7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm

matinee evening DEC Mon 24 2pm 7pm MERRY CHRISTMAS 7pm Wed 26 2pm Thu 27 2pm 7pm Fri 28 2pm 7pm Sat 29 2pm 7pm No performance Mon 31 2pm 7pm

JAN Tue 1 Wed 2 Thu 3 Fri 4 Sat 5

2pm 2pm

7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm

No performance

audio described performances: Thu 13 Dec, 6.50pm | Sat 15 Dec, 1.50pm

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DEC Fri 7 Sat 8

captioned performance: Fri 14 Dec, 7pm BSL sign interpreted performance: Sat 15 Dec, 2pm

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MUSIC

Absolute Elvis

starring Johnny Lee Memphis with the JLM Band, The Graceland Horns and The Memphis Belles Fri 31 Aug: 8pm

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Perth Concert Hall

Scotland's very own Johnny Lee Memphis' incredible vocal range, stage presence and likeness to The King earned him the title of World Champion at the Elvis World Cup in 2010.

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He has consistently amazed audiences and fans with his attention to detail, which ultimately proved him the worthy title holder. Performing alongside Johnny is the superb JLM band featuring The Graceland Horns and the Memphis Belles singers who come together to create an energetic Vegas-style show. A great night out for Elvis fans and music-lovers alike. £16.50; under 16's £9 (includes booking fee)

Ladyboys of Bangkok Carnival Queens Mon 3 Sep: 7.30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

Sixteen of the world's most entrancing beauties take you on their carnival parade in The Ladyboys of Bangkok's all-new production Carnival Queens. Marvel at the perfect makeup, stunning costumes and fabulous choreography. Witness some of the planet's most famous divas getting the full Ladyboys' treatment, including Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. The Ladyboys of Bangkok are ready to party. Are you? “It's an irresistible, irrepressible evening that guarantees a great night out!” British Theatre Guide Suitable for 16+

£24, £22, £18.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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MUSIC

DFC presents

The View plus support

Thu 6 Sep: 8pm

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Perth Concert Hall

Suitable for 14+

£18; no concessions (includes booking fee)

The Drifters In Concert Masquerade Tour 2012 Mon 24 Sep: 7.30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

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After being locked away in the countryside recording tracks for their new album, Cheeky For A Reason, The View are delighted to announce that they are getting back to doing what they love best – smashing out their own brand of rock ‘n’ roll on stages across their homeland. After releasing three immensely popular albums, including their Number one debut Hats off to the Buskers, and touring all over the UK and Europe, the band are excited to return to their home turf.

Following the highly successful gold album Up on the Roof released in 2011, The Drifters are back on the road in the UK performing 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 perform fabulous hits such as You’re More Than A Number, Come on Over to My Place, Under the Boardwalk, Kissin' In The Back Row, Save The Last Dance For Me and many more as well as new tracks such as Do You Dream Of Me and The Whole World. £25.50; concessions £24.50 (includes booking fee)

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MUSIC Fred Morrison

Treacherous Orchestra

Paddy Keenan

The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust presents

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a celebration of the musical spirit of Gordon Duncan Sat 29 Sep: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall featuring The Treacherous Orchestra Fred Morrison Paddy Keenan Fraser Fifield and Iarla O’Lionaird Lothian And Borders Police Pipe Band Gordy Duncan Jr Rona Wilkie The sixth National Treasure concert boasts yet another fantastic line-up of traditional music talent. A massively adventurous young band directly inspired by Gordon's music, The Treacherous Orchestra are one of the most thrilling groups to emerge from Scotland in many years. As always, we have a strong piping presence with Gordon's friend and fellow piping pioneer Fred Morrison, iconic Irish piper Paddy Keenan of Bothy Band fame and a great favourite of Gordon's, alongside the innovative Lothian And Borders Police Pipe Band. Piper and saxophonist Fraser Fifield has put together a special collaboration for us with the incredible Irish sean-nos singer and the voice of Afro Celt Sound System, Iarla O’Lionaird. The self-penned songs of Gordon Duncan Jr and BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2012, Oban fiddler Rona Wilkie, complete a great night of music. www.gordonduncan.co.uk £18; concessions £16 (includes booking fee) KIDS

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Seafarers UK present

with Perth Choral Society Tue 2 Oct: 7.30pm

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The Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland Perth Concert Hall

Cpt Andy Gregory RM, Director of Music, The Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland Peter Rutterford, Director of Music, Perth Choral Society This is a show that combines the colour pageantry and musical excellence of the Royal Marine Band with the exuberant singers of the Perth Choral Society.

£16.50; concessions £13.50 (includes booking fee)

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Rockman Music proudly presents

Vampires Rock Fri 12 Oct: 8pm

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Perth Concert Hall

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In addition to the immaculate Corps of Drums and traditional martial music, there will also be some stirring favourite choruses, a touch of jazz, music from the shows, enchanting light classical pieces, and a number of exquisite solo pieces on a range of instruments. This will be an evening to remember! All proceeds go to Seafarers UK.

A full cast of superb singers, dancers and a formidable band blast their way through some of the greatest ever rock anthems including We Will Rock You, Bat Out of Hell, Highway to Hell, Since You’ve Been Gone and many more! The supremely evil Baron Von Rockula, owner of the Live and Let Die club, is in search of a new bride, and must convince the unsuspecting Pandora to cross over to the dark side and live forever in Rock ‘n’ Roll Hell. With an amazing set and pyrotechnics to blow your mind, this rock spectacular is not to be missed! Suitable for 9+ £22, £20, £18; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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Scottish National Jazz Orchestra presents

Ellington: In The Spirit of the Duke

directed by Tommy Smith with Brian Kellock on piano Wed 24 Oct: 7.30pm

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Perth Theatre

Edward Kennedy Ellington was a unique contributor to 20th century music. Composer, pianist, bandleader – 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.

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The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, winner of the UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards: Best Jazz Ensemble 2012 and featuring Scotland’s leading players, have chosen a variety of pieces spanning Ellington's vast six-decade output with which to pay their respects. There will be a pre-show talk from 6.45pm £18; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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Joan Armatrading

plus special guest Chris Wood Mon 29 Oct: 7.30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

Three times Grammy-nominated Brit Award nominee and Ivor Novello winning artist Joan Armatrading MBE is widely recognised as one of the world's leading singer-songwriters and guitarists. Her long and illustrious career has seen her successfully cover many musical bases including pop, blues, folk, reggae and jazz. Never one to rest on her laurels, Joan remains fresh, vibrant and current; no more so than when live onstage, where her music truly comes to life. She is as delighted to play Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Me, Myself, I, as the audience is to hear them. She is equally happy and proud that her audiences also embrace new compositions like Into The Blues, which debuted at No. 1 in the US Blues chart in 2007 and This Charming Life - a No. 1 in Amazon's download chart in 2010. £30, £27; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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MUSIC

Dougie MacLean with Strings and Choirs Fri 2 Nov: 8pm

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Perth Concert Hall

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This very special performance brings together Scotland's master songwriter (famed for his song Caledonia and composition The Gael used in Last of the Mohicans) with a stunning strings ensemble, virtuoso Celtic instrumentalists and choirs which, when assembled, will exceed 200 on stage! The concert will include performances of classic Dougie MacLean songs, some arranged as they've never been heard before, as well as a first performance (with strings and choirs) of his song cycle, The Muir of Gormack: “a skilfully written and brilliantly arranged sequence of songs… moodily evocative of ancient times” Performer Songwriter USA £24.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Dougie MacLean with Friends

Sat 3 Nov: 8pm

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Perth Concert Hall

This concert brings together some of Dougie's musical friends, old and new... with a wonderfully eclectic and stunningly talented line-up. The final evening of the 10-day festival always has a special atmosphere. Special guests will be added right up to the last minute but already confirmed are Duncan Chisholm, Tim Edey with Peter Gazey, Michael Marra and The Hazey Janes, Rory McLeod (England) and Buddy MacDonald (Canada). £24.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Perthshire Amber Festival Offer both shows for £40 (includes booking fee)

PRE - SHOW

MEAL

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Artists International Management Ltd proudly presents

A88AMANIA in Concert Sun 4 Nov: 7.30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

A88AMANIA, the UK's original ABBA tribute, are widely regarded as one of Europe’s Premier ABBA tribute bands. Formed in 1998, their sensational live concerts have taken them all over the world.

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Re-live the memories of ABBA, the timeless and catchy songs, wonderful melodies and lyrics that have sold millions of records worldwide. A88AMANIA have hit gold with their re-creation of ABBA in Concert, and will have you dancing in the aisles with their fabulous live show featuring nearly two hours of pure ABBA nostalgia. £18.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

The Magic of Motown Thu 15 Nov: 8pm

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Perth Concert Hall

Ain't no mountain high, ain't no valley low, ain't no river wide enough to keep The Magic of Motown from getting to you... It'll be there on the double: direct from the States, the UK's biggest Motown concert tour celebrates fifty years of number one songs with its brand-new arena show. They’re in a hurry: the non-stop spectacular features thirty-six massive hits from The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Lionel Richie and more. An all-star cast, that original Detroit sound, sixteen sparkling costume changes plus amazing choreography: the Magic of Motown will be getting to you in 2012... “With great harmonies, booming bass, blissful horns and some superb dance routines this is a show that delivers music and memories in equal measure” Daily Echo £24.50; concessions £22.50 (includes booking fee)

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Eddi Reader

plus special guests Fri 16 Nov: 7:30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

MUSIC

Regular Music presents

Growing up in Glasgow and Irvine, Eddi busked and performed at local folk clubs before literally joining the circus in the early 1980’s. Fairground Attraction brought her into the limelight with and their chart-topping single Perfect.

£27.50; no concessions (incudes booking fee)

Regular Music presents

The Proclaimers plus special guests Tue 20 Nov: 7:30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

Since coming off the road after their last ninety five date World tour, Craig and Charlie Reid then spent a year writing, and subsequently recording, their ninth studio album Like Comedy last autumn.

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In 2001, Eddi moved back to Glasgow, where she has recorded seven solo albums to international acclaim and was awarded the MBE in 2006 for services to singing. Constant touring with her band has created a magical organic chemistry between Eddi and her players. Whilst renowned for her technical vocal ability, it is Eddi's passion and instinct that combine to make her live performance unforgettably emotional and engaging.

Summer 2012 then saw The Proclaimers headlining the Hebridean and Big Tent festivals in Scotland, followed by another headline slot at Cambridge Festival and main stage appearances at the V Festival in England. Craig and Charlie said “we are very excited to be playing Scottish shows again after a long absence and look forward to the tour immensely.” £29.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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MUSIC

RAF Big Band Concert With the Band of the RAF College, Cranwell Thu 22 Nov: 7.30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

An evening of light musical entertainment with guest appearances from local school pupils and members of the Gordon Duncan Experience. RAF Music for Scottish Schools is a Registered Charity (SC041719). £10.50; concessions £8.50; under 18s free

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Scottish Brass Band Festival Weekends Perth Concert Hall A festival of brass band music over two weekends, with over 2,000 young players from Scotland and 40 senior bands from all of the UK.

Sat 24 Nov: 9am

Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships: Development and Senior Sections, plus the Scottish Open Brass Band Championships at 1.30pm.

Sun 25 Nov: 9.30am

Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships: Preparatory, Novice and Premier Sections.

Sun 2 Dec: 9.30am

Scottish Challenge Shield and Scottish Challenge Cup ­ £10.50; concessions £8.50 per day (includes booking fee)

Sixties Gold

Starring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Animals, PJ Proby and Chip Hawkes Fri 30 Nov 7:30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

A complete sell-out last year, this show features all the hits of the 60's from the original stars! Gerry And The Pacemakers' hits include How Do You Do It, I Like It, You'll Never Walk Alone and Ferry Cross The Mersey. The Animals' hits include Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place and House Of The Rising Sun. PJ Proby's songs include Somewhere and Maria. Chip Hawkes of The Tremeloes, had hits with Here Comes My Baby and Silence Is Golden.

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£28, £25.50, £23; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Runrig: Rewired Tour plus support

Wed 5 Dec: 7.30pm

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Perth Concert Hall

DRAMA MUSIC

Regular Music presents

Runrig are returning. Not that they have ever been away in any real sense, but after an eighteen month sabbatical from the touring circuit, the band is back on the road in 2012 with a new tour and a renewed sense of purpose. Crucially for the band, they will return to the stage refreshed and re-invigorated, with a re-vamped show and set, working up to 2013, a hugely significant milestone for the band, when they will be celebrating forty years in the music business. supported by

£27.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Deacon Blue Tue 11 Dec: 8pm

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Perth Concert Hall

One of Scotland’s best-loved acts return for a string of shows which will see them mark twenty five years since the release of their debut album Raintown. With music influenced by the artfulness of Bruce Springsteen channelled through a distinctly Scottish upbringing, Deacon Blue have proved themselves to be one of the most successful acts ever to have emerged from Glasgow, enjoying five top five albums and eighteen top 40 singles. Twenty five years on, Deacon Blue’s enduring success can be measured by six million album sales and an almost peerless live reputation. £32.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

“This was the perfect way to fill up your festive fuel tank” The Scotsman

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DFC presents

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

featuring, Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson and John McCusker Tue 18 Dec: 8pm

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Perth Concert Hall

We’re delighted to welcome Phil Cunningham and pals back to Perth to flick through his Christmas Songbook again. Phil, Eddi, Karen and John are joined this time by Kris Drever, Ian Carr, Kevin McGuire and a brass band for a sackful of seasonal, silly and sentimental tunes to sing along to. £21.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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COMEDY

Comedy Store Management and 4DVD proudly present

Rhod Gilbert

The Man With The Flaming Battenberg Tattoo Thu 30 Aug: 8pm

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Perth Concert Hall

Following several sell-out UK tours, Welsh wonder Rhod Gilbert is back. His rants on life's minor irritations are legendary, but this year, he's a more mellow fellow altogether. He's now so laid-back he even let someone tattoo a Battenberg on him. Will the new, chilled-out Rhod get his girl and live happily ever after, or will it be microwaved baked potato for one again? Suitable for audiences aged 16+ £25.50 (includes booking fee)

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Off The Kerb Productions present

Kevin Bridges

The Story Continues...

Sun 23 Sept + Mon 19 Nov Perth Concert Hall Kevin Bridges returns with his brand new show The Story Continues.., Having made his debut on BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow in 2009, he has now gone on to host Live At The Apollo and Stand-Up For The Week.

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Julian Clary

Position Vacant, Apply Within Thu 25 Oct: 8pm

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Perth Concert Hall

Master of camp Julian Clary is scouring the land in search of love and he's not leaving town empty handed, promising to leave no straight unturned. “Because I'm still considered to be quite a catch and because Perth is noted for its heterosexuals on the cusp, there's bound to be stiff competition”, says Julian. “Therefore I'll be hosting ruthless elimination games. You can be sure of one thing. By the end of the evening, we'll all be celebrating my new partnership. A glass of Blue Nun may be available to those who make an effort or anyone named Jason. But please bring your own confetti. Suitable for audiences aged 16+

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£20.50; concessions £18.50 (includes booking fee)

Ross Noble Mindblender

Tue 30 Oct: 8pm

COMEDY MUSIC

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Ltd presents

Perth Concert Hall

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After a two year break, Ross Noble, the demonic scarecrow himself, is back doing what he does best with a new live tour. Famed for his fiery and fluid freewheeling style, Noble creates comedy gold from tiny particles of random nonsense. This is your chance to see one of the world's most critically acclaimed stand-ups in a hysterical night with the Mindblender

“every night is different and every night is a total joy” Time Out Suitable for audiences aged 15+ £25.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Live Nation in association with MZA presents

Daniel Sloss

with Kai Humphries Fri 23 Nov: 8pm

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Perth Theatre

A stunning new show from Scotland's award-winning comedian and internationally acclaimed half-man-half-Xbox, Daniel Sloss. Having starred in TV shows such as Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, 8 Out of 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 four 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...)

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“brilliantly inventive, quirky stand-up .. see him and marvel” The Sun

“A star in the making... Unstoppable!” The Telegraph Suitable for audiences aged 14+ £15; concessions £10.50 (includes booking fee)

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The Royal Scottish Geographical Society presents

TALKS AND EVENTS+

Jeremy Hunter

Let's Celebrate 365 - Exploring the DNA of the World's Cultures Tue 4 Sep: 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

This talk by photographer Jeremy Hunter closes the Let's Celebrate 365 Exhibition which will take place in venues around Perth until September 3rd. Let's Celebrate 365 uses global festivals and ceremonies, rituals and celebrations to explore the pulse of the world's diversity. The archive glories in the spectacle, scale, colour, fervour and uniting power of belief which underlies every image, as much as celebrating our fascinating differences as a species. Jeremy explains the intriguing stories behind each of his wonderful pictures.

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£10; RSGS members £6 (includes booking fee), £4 for students/under 18s

RSGS Talks Perth Concert Hall | 7.30pm

Tim Emmett Global Freezing

Tue 16 Oct Tim has been a professional climber and base jumper for the last fifteen years. In 2012 he climbed probably the most outrageous ice climb in the world at Helmcken Falls - eight pitches of severely overhanging 'Spray Ice' next to a thundering waterfall. Global Freezing gives you an insight into Tim's life and what happened when he set off to the Himalayas with a legendary French team and his wingsuit. "...makes Jason Bourne looks like a girl" The Guardian

Ian Mitchell

Up the Rocky Mountain Spine

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Tue 6 Nov Ian Mitchell's new book, Encounters in the American Mountain West; A Sinner Amongst the Latter Day Saints, tells of his many visits to Rocky Mountain region. This illustrated lecture features his most recent trip along Highway 89 from the Mexican to the Canadian borders, through Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, in search of Cowboys and Indians, Pre-Columbian civilizations, Mormons and Mineworkers. Ian's journey took him through some of the USA's most staggering National Parks including Zion, Yellowstone and Glacier, and also ventured into the backwoods of mountain America where a tourist is hardly seen. A portrait of Mountain America at a time of crisis and change in US society.

John Beatty Wild Vision

Tue 4 Dec John Beatty shares his superb images and captivating stories from twenty five years of assignments to over thirty eight different countries. Widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting nature, travel and adventure photographers to have emerged in recent years, John’s work aims to capture “the timeless rhythms of the natural world, its beauty and simplicity, and man’s place within it.”

His audio-visual presentations infuse his audiences with energy and wonder at the beauty of our planet. Images and footage from the ferocious volcanic eruptions in Iceland, the Great Migrations of the Serengeti and the beauty of his native Peak District all make up this fascinating talk. £8.50 (includes booking fee); free for under 18s/students/RSGS members

Eden Events presents

Perthshire's Premier Wedding Event Sun 7 Oct: 10.30am

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Perth Concert Hall

With over sixty exhibitors, meet with some of the area's top wedding suppliers and venues and take advantage of the fabulous special offers only available on the day. If that wasn't enough to tempt you, there are also a range of great prizes to be won, with lucky visitors to the event having the chance to win an array of wedding treats. This is one Perthshire wedding event not to be missed!

TALKS AND EVENTS MUSIC

Perthshire Wedding & Civil Partnership Show

£5; 5 tickets for £20, children under 12 with accompanying adult free

Doug Scott CBE Moments of Being Tue 23 Oct: 7pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Mountaineering legend Doug Scott CBE shares some of his momentous tales to raise money for charity. Along with his climb up the South West Face of Everest, he has reached the highest peaks on all seven continents - “the seven summits”. He will share with you stories of how he has helped preserve the natural world, and its people, through the creation of Community Action Nepal. Funds from this year's tour will also support the Scottish community charity Nilupul Foundation. £15.50; concessions £12.50 (includes booking fee)

01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk

Nilupul Foundation presents

Derek Block proudly presents

An Audience with Sally Morgan Fri 9 Nov: 7.30pm

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One of the world's foremost mediums, Sally returns to Perth following yet another fabulous sellout show last year. Since becoming a professional medium, she has read for a whole host of celebrities, perhaps most notably the late Princess Diana. Sally now brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening. £23; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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FILM

Perth Film Society All films start at 7.45pm

Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall

£5 at the door or £25 for all 7 films (Seniors/unwaged/students £4 or £20 for all 7)

We Need to Talk About Kevin

The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Taste of Cherry

Cert 15, 2009, 129mins, Swedish with subtitles

Second instalment in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy adapted by Daniel Alfredson. Computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring.

An Iranian man drives his truck across the arid outskirts of Tehran in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide. Co-winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

The Skin I Live In

Oranges and Sunshine |

Thu 6 Sep

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Thu 27 Sep

Cert 15, 2011, 117mins, Spanish with subtitles

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. Latest offering from director Pedro Almódovar.

The Kid with a Bike

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Thu 11 Oct

Cert 12A, 2011, 87mins, French with subtitles

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. The Dardenne brothers' heartfelt, bold film revisits their classic themes of parenthood, trust and love.

We Need to Talk About Kevin Thu 25 Oct

Cert 15, 2011, 112mins, English

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. Long awaited return to cinema for director Lynne Ramsay with this adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s novel.

Winter Highland presents

Warren Miller’s Flow State Tue 4 Dec: 8pm

Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall

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Warren Miller's 63rd film brings audiences to a place only recently identified by scientists. A place of such singular focus and connection with their environment, skiers and boarders can achieve things previously thought impossible. So come with us as we enter… the Flow State. £9; no concessions (includes booking fee)

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Thu 8 Nov

Cert PG, 2010, 95mins, Persian with subtitles

Thu 22 Nov

Cert 15, 2010, 105mins, English

Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved, now adults living in Australia, with their parents in Britain. Jim Loach's debut is a powerful, deeply moving, understated account of a major social injustice that went unreported for many years.

Le Havre

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Thu 13 Dec

Cert PG, 2011, 93mins, French with subtitles

When an African boy arrives by cargo ship, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. Aki Kaurismaki’s warm-hearted portrait of the French harbour city in a homage to French cinema.

Any questions?

Contact Peter 01738 621997 or Donald 01738 628055

LIVE ON SCREEN

Live On Screen

We have joined forces with Perth’s Playhouse Cinema to bring you world class opera and drama live on the big screen, in high definition with surround sound: it’s almost like being there!

The Last of the Haussmans

Sat 13 Oct: 5.55pm

Playhouse Cinema Anna Netrebko stars in one of opera’s great comedies. Maurizio Benini conducts. |

Verdi’s Otello

Sat 27 Oct 5:55pm

| Playhouse Cinema Johan Botha takes the title role. Semyon Bychkov conducts.

Adès’s The Tempest Sat 10 Nov: 5:55pm

| Playhouse Cinema Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Met Opera premiere of his own work.

Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito Sat 1 Dec: 5:55pm

Playhouse Cinema Elīna Garanča sings Sesto in Mozart’s drama set in ancient Rome. Harry Bicket conducts. |

Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Thu 6 Sep: 7pm

| Playhouse Cinema Adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens from the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon.

The Last of the Haussmans Thu 11 Oct: 7pm

| Playhouse Cinema A new play by Stephen Beresford Julie Walters plays Judy Haussman, with Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory as her children, in this blackly-funny new family drama.

Timon of Athens Thu 1 Nov: 7pm

| Playhouse Cinema by William Shakespeare Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeare’s strange fable of conspicuous consumption, debt and ruin.

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Donizetti’s L'Elisir d'Amore

Sat 8 Dec: 5.55pm

| Playhouse Cinema Marcelo Álvarez stars as the conflicted king. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Verdi’s Aida

Sat 15 Dec: 5.55pm

Playhouse Cinema Liudmyla Monastyrska stars as the enslaved Ethiopian princess. Fabio Luisi conducts.

2013

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Berlioz’s Les Troyens Sat 5 Jan Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda Sat 19 Jan Verdi’s Rigoletto Sat 16 Feb Wagner’s Parsifal Sat 2 Mar Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini Sat 16 Mar Handel’s Giulio Cesare Sat 27 Apr

Met Opera Ticket Prices:

£18.00; Concessions £15.50 Season Package £150 (Single ticket to all twelve operas)

Met Opera Ticket Offer:

5 Opera Package £13 per opera (When buying tickets to any 5 or more separate shows)

NT Live Ticket Prices:

£15.50; £13 concessions (all prices include booking fee)

in association with Playhouse Cinema, Perth and the National Theatre of Great Britain in association with Playhouse Cinema, Perth and the Met Opera, New York

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KIDS AND FAMILIES

Horsecross Stories

Storytelling workshops for 3yrs+ Sat 8 Sep, Sat 27 Oct, Sat 17 Nov & Sat 1 Dec: 10.15–10.55am | Foyer, Perth Concert Hall Grab a coffee and relax as your child is whisked off into a magical fairy tale world with puppets and pictures. Let our storytellers take your imagination on an amazing journey through time as they tell their tall tales. Led by a different storyteller each month. Suitable for any age from 3yrs+ Free to attend and no need to book in advance.

Cloud Man

Sat 13 Oct: 12pm and 2pm

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Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Cloudia has always had her head in the clouds. A cloud expert, she has dreamt all her life of seeing a Cloud Man - extremely rare creatures who live a quiet life high up in the sky. An enchanting tale sure to capture your little one’s imagination! Suitable for ages 3–7 £5.50; no concessions (includes booking fee)

Mini Big Ears Little Ears

A short classical concert for parents and babies Sat 17 Nov: 11am Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall

Join three musicians from the renowned Scottish Chamber Orchestra for a short, informal concert of classical music specially created for you and your baby. It’s a tut-free, baby-friendly zone, so no need to worry about gurgling, laughing, crying or screaming. You and your baby can share the enjoyment and pleasure of a fabulous live music experience. £6.50 for parent plus child (includes booking fee)

The Singing Kettle Fairytale Christmas

Sat 22 - Mon 24 Dec: 2pm + Mon 24 Dec: 11am Perth Concert Hall The Singing Kettle's Fairytale Christmas is full of audience participation, favourite songs and colourful costumes. Come and see fairy tales brought to life in a Christmas show not to be missed. Remember to bring a Santa hat & a magic wand!

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£14.50, Family Saver £54, Groups 10+ £11.50 (+1 free with 10), Babes in Arms (up to 12 months) £2.50 (includes booking fee)

JOIN IN

HorsEcross LittlE Stars:

Act, SiNg or DaNcE Little Stars is our new programme of singing, dancing and acting workshops for under 5s. There is a free taster workshop on Sat 1 Sep please see the website for more details.

LittlE Stars: Act

Studio Theatre, Perth Theatre Saturdays, 15 Sep - 6 Oct and 27 Oct - 15 Dec: 1.45pm (3­-5yrs), 2.45pm (3­-5yrs)

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12.45pm (6­-14mths), 1.25pm (15mths­-2yrs), 2.05pm (2.5-­3yrs), 2.45pm (3­- 5yrs)

LittlE Stars: DaNcE

Rehearsal Room, Perth Theatre Fridays, 14 Sep, 5 ­ Oct and 26 Oct­, 14 Dec: 4.15pm (3­-5yrs)

£4; no concessions (No need for parent to stay in classes for 3­- 5yrs) Buy a full block and get 1 free session

African Sing

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Sat 8 Sep: 10am (P1–3), 11.15am (P4–7) Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Join African group Grassroots Theatre Company for an exciting dance, drama and singing workshop based on Zimbabwean music. The company only come to Scotland once a year. Find out more about their work at www.grassrootstheatre.com

01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk

Rehearsal Room, Perth Theatre Saturdays, 15 Sep - 6 Oct and 27 Oct - 15 Dec:

£4; no concessions

Horsecross Youth Trad Sessions

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Tuesdays: 4 Sep, 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec 6.30 - 8.30pm

Norie-MiIller Studio, Perth Concert Hall, and Rehearsal Room, Perth Theatre If you play an instrument or sing, then drop in to our Informal Scottish Traditional music making sessions, led by professional musicians including Patsy Reid. Share your music, play in a group setting and make new friends. Open to all abilities. Gaelic speakers welcome. Free - no need to book, just turn up on the night (refreshments provided)

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Wednesdays, 5 Sep - 3 Oct: 7.30pm Norie-Miller Studio and Studio Theatre

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5 Sep One Night of Queen 12 Sep Zimbabwean music with Grassroots Theatre Company 19 Sep A Tour of Broadway with Marjory Watson 26 Sep Folk evening 3 Oct Country evening A fun, informal singing group: no music reading or singing experience necessary. Come as little or as often as you like! Space limited: book in advance to avoid disappointment. £4; concessions £3 Buy all five sessions for just £16; concessions £12

01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk

Horsecross Voices: Scotland Sings

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Wednesdays, 31 Oct - 28 Nov: 7.30pm, with performance during the day of Sat 1 Dec Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Scotland Sings is a new project from Hands Up for Trad which will promote local songs and local languages. Horsecross will be hosting a whole day of singing on Sat 1 Dec as part of a national celebration of Scottish music. £4; concessions £3

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18+ Saturdays: 22 Sep, 13 Oct, 10 Nov workshop: 10am - 12noon, workshop: 2.30 - 4.30pm, band: 12.30 - 2pm Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall Join our Blow and Blast fun, informal workshops and band to improve upon your ensemble playing. This is a group for adults who play flute, oboe, clarinet or bassoon who would like the experience of playing in a relaxed group situation. Join in with either our workshops for tuition on how to play in a group and improve your instrument skills, or with our band to play just for fun... or both! Places are limited to book early to reserve your space. Please note: you must provide your own instrument. Workshop: £12 per session, Blow and Blast Band: £10 per session 1 workshop + band just £15 per session

= simple music, mainly unison, novice instrumentalists = some part singing/harmony, intermediate instrumentalists

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Mondays, 10 Sep - 12 Nov: 7.30pm

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Studio Theatre and Rehearsal Room, Perth Theatre

JOIN IN

Horsecross Act

NEW FOR 2012: Join our new drama group for adults. This is a new community theatre group for anyone who has the acting bug! The group will be led by Horsecross drama tutors to devise new pieces of theatre to be shown in informal showcases for family and friends. £4;concessions £3 Buy all 10 sessions for £36; concessions £27

Luminate Playwriting Workshops

agE 18+

Tue 2 Oct: 7 – 9pm

Join Sylvia Dow for a friendly and relaxed playwriting workshop. Sylvia will introduce writers to the craft of playwriting, helping you with the nuts and bolts of how to sustain a story and deliver a full-length play. Part of Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival, profiling our creative lives as we age. See p19 for details on a rehearsed reading of Sylvia’s new play. Free

Musicbox

Thursdays, 25 Oct - 13 Dec: 6.30pm McDiarmid Park, Perth

agE 12-18

Ever wanted to be in a band or write a song? Now's your chance! Come along to McDiarmid Park to work with Horsecross tutors try your hand at songwriting and group work. Whether you play an instrument, sing or do neither, we want you!

01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk

Studio Theatre, Perth Theatre

Funded by Scottish Premier League (SPL) and Creative Scotland. Free - contact us to book your space by emailing creativelearning@horsecross.co.uk or phone 01738 477729

Young Singer-Songwriters agE 18+ Evening Thu 29 Nov: 7.30pm

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Redrooms, Perth Theatre

Presenting some fantastic new talent, this is an evening not to be missed. Four young, local, singer-songwriters showcase some of their new music. Confirmed so far: Laurie Cameron www.lauriecameron.co.uk Charlotte Brimner – www.facebook.com/ musicbycharlotte £4; concessions £3

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

1 Sep - 1 Jan 2013 Collections V

CONTEMPORARY ART

artspace

Selected works from our collection of contemporary art. Curated by Iliyana Nedkova.

Perth Theatre through the years Selected scenes from Theatre archives.

01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk

1 Sep - 1 Jan 2013

Follow us on Facebook | YouTube e-artnow | e-flux | artrabbit | ambit artfacts | Artforum | Art Monthly pic: Masque, John Butler

find out more online at www.horsecross.co.uk/about/threshold-artspace

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INFO

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and choose your own seats at www.horsecross.co.uk on 01738 621031 Mon - Sat 10am-6pm from 10am-6pm (till 5pm at Perth Theatre) Perth Theatre Perth Concert Hall 185 High Street, Perth, PH1 5UW Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ

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More detailed seating plans are available on www.horsecross.co.uk

terms and conditions

offers

Once paid for, tickets are non-refundable.

concessions

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

Membership

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.

KIDS Kids go FREE GO FREE

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

booking fee

MEAL Pre-show meals available

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.

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

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access

family friendly

For patrons who are blind or visually impaired, we offer an Audio Description service. Check brochure for performance dates.

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.

For Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing patrons For patrons who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing we provide BSL Interpreted performances and Captioned performances. Guide/hearing dogs welcome in our buildings.

disability friendly

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

Signed performances: Our Interpreters will use British Sign Language to interpret all spoken or sung speech during a performance. Please mention at time of booking you wish to use this service and we allocate you appropriate seats to clearly see the Interpreter.

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

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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.

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at a glance SEP

Until Dec Until Dec Wed 29 Aug – Sat 1 Sep Mon 3 Tue 4 Tue 4 Wed 5 Wed 5 – Sat 8 Thu 6 Thu 6 Thu 6 Fri 7 Fri 7 Sat 8 Sat 8 Sat 8 Mon 10 Tue 11 – Sat 15 Wed 12 Sat 15 Sat 15 Mon 17 Wed 19 Sat 22 Sat 22 Sat 22 Sun 23 Mon 24 Mon 24 Wed 26 Thu 27 Fri 28 – Sat 13 Oct Sat 29 Sat 29 Sun 30

Threshold: Collections IV: Works by Glasgow Artists Threshold: Join in: Perth Youth Theatre through the years Judy Ladyboys of Bangkok Horsecross Youth Trad Sessions Jeremy Hunter Horsecross Voices Tam O’Shanter The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time The View The Girl Who Played with Fire Little Stars: Dance Perth Academy Gala Concert African Sing for Under 12s Little Stars: Act + Little Stars: Sing Horsecross Stories Horsecross Act Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Horsecross Voices Little Stars: Act + Little Stars: Sing The Half Horsecross Act Horsecross Voices Blow and Blast Little Stars: Act + Little Stars: Sing Perth Youth Orchestra Kevin Bridges Horsecross Act The Drifters Horsecross Voices The Skin I Live In The Odd Couple Little Stars: Act + Little Stars: Sing A National Treasure VI Philharmonia Orchestra

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Musicbox Timon of Athens Dougie MacLean with Strings and Choirs Dougie MacLean with Friends Little Stars: Act + Little Stars: Sing A88AMANIA in Concert Horsecross Act Lunchtime Concert: David Gray Horsecross Youth Trad Sessions Ian Mitchell: Up the Rocky Mountain Spine Horsecross Voices: Scotland Sings Musicbox The Vagina Monologues The Taste of Cherry An Audience with Sally Morgan Blow and Blast Little Stars: Act + Little Stars: Sing Adès’s The Tempest Perth Symphony Orchestra Horsecross Act Horsecross Voices: Scotland Sings Musicbox The Magic of Motown Eddi Reader Little Stars: Act + Little Stars: Sing Horsecross Stories Scottish Chamber Orchestra Mini Big Ears Little Ears Kevin Bridges The Proclaimers Horsecross Voices: Scotland Sings Michelangelo String Quartet Musicbox Oranges and Sunshine RAF Big Band Daniel Sloss Little Stars: Act + Little Stars: Sing Scottish Brass Band Festival Weekend Scottish Opera – La Traviata Lunchtime Concert, SCO Wind Ensemble Horsecross Voices: Scotland Sings Music for St Andrew’s Night Musicbox Young Singer - Songwriters Evening Sixties Gold

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“Perth Panto... one of the most traditional and well-loved in the land” The Scotsman

A Horsecross Arts production | Written by Alan McHugh

Fri 7 Dec – Sat 5 Jan “Perth Theatre is famed for doing traditional pantomime and for doing it well” Perthshire Advertiser The panto with the Eggs-Factor brings you heroes and villains, booing and cheering, slapstick, silliness and sing-along fun aplenty. Book your seats in Perth’s beautiful, historic theatre for one of the very best traditional family pantomimes and start looking forward to a cracking Christmas outing for the whole family.

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