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Cover image: Scottish Ballet - Hansel a& Gretel Page 2/3 image: The National Theatre of Scotland and The Royal Shakespeare Company - Dunsinane

...to a packed programme for Autumn-Winter at His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall and The Lemon Tree. We have 3 new strands for you: Northern Arc Sessions, Culture Café and A Play, A Pie and a Pint. Here’s our must-see list.

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert | Hairspray: Two great musicals: a bit of glam and great soundtracks. Drama: Dunsinane | A Play a Pie and a Pint | The Incredible Adventure of See Thru Sam | Roadkill: Theatre in all shapes and sizes. Music: Northern Arc | Alabama 3 | Deap Vally | Is Tropical | Young Fathers | Roosevelt: Bringing you raw talent in our new Freshly Squeezed strand at The Lemon Tree – you saw it here first - and a world music exclusive in the shape of Cape Breton fiddler Natalie McMaster and acclaimed Scottish fiddler Paul Anderson. Get in line for hot tickets. Classical music: Benjamin Grosvenor | Scottish Orchestras: Electrifying performances and exquisite technique from the 21 year old pianist or the full-on orchestral experience with the BBC SSO and the RSNO. Culture Cafe: Carol Ann Duffy | William McIlvanny | Sean Shibe: No excuse for being too busy – fit these into your lunch hour. Witty wordsmith Poet Laureate, father of “tartan noir” and ridiculously talented 21 year old guitarist. Dance: Second Coming/Winter, Again: The return of Jasmin Vardimon. Visually stunning. Heart stopping… Opera: Don Giovanni: Scottish Opera brings the intrigue of 17th century Venice to life with thrilling theatricality. Comedy: Jack Dee | Ali Cook | Mark Richardson | Marcel Lucont: Guaranteed jollity (or is that drollity?) from the old master and tomorrow’s rising stars: from new wave comedy magician to acerbic raconteur. Family: Slava’s Snow Show | James and the Giant Peach | Lifeboat: For spectacle, go for Slava’s Snowshow. For gentle adventure, try James and the Giant Peach. For a gripping tale that will have youngsters willing on the young leads, try Lifeboat. Christmas: Cinderella | A Million Miles Away: Elaine C Smith was born for panto. We’re delighted to have her back, rallying the troupes for riotous fun. For a subtler sparkle, Frozen Charlotte offer a magical festive show for under 7’s.

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Monday 9 Saturday 14 September

Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical

RICHARD O’BRIEN’S

“Hugely entertaining...insanely glitzy” Daily Telegraph Tue - Thu 7.30pm, Mon 7.30pm wk 2, Fri 5pm & 8.15pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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The Rocky Horror Show Directed by Christopher Luscome Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity in this thrilling all new 40th Anniversary production of Richard O’Brien’s classic original script! Follow squeaky clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget, with the scandalous Frank N Furter, rippling Rocky and vivacious Magenta. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn It Janet and of course, the pelvic thrusting Time Warp, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed non-stop party! Ready to thrill you with its frothy fun and naughty moments, this is the boldest bash of them all, so sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! Be warned this show has rude parts!

★★★★★

“IT ROCKS! Side-splitting, saucy and hugely entertaining. A truly enduring and endearing masterpiece” Daily Star Sunday, Jan 2013 Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 5.30pm & 8.30pm

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STARRING: BEN FORSTER, DANI HARMER, PHILIP FRANKS & OLIVER THORNTON AS FRANK N FURTER

★★★★ ★★★★

The Times, Jan 2013

Daily Telegraph, Jan 2013

“STILL THE SEXIEST AND FUNNIEST SHOW IN TOWN” Evening Standard

Photo by Manuel Harlan featuring some previous cast members.

Fresh from the West End and Broadway the feel-good international hit sensation Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical is coming to His Majesty’s Theatre for 2 weeks only! Winner of 4 WhatsOnStage.com awards, including Best New Musical, and based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they had ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous Olivier and Tony award-winning costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor favourites including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

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Hairspray

Buddy

Hairspray is the multi-award winning mother of all musicals and it’s on its way back to His Majesty’s Theatre for one week only, following a fantastic run in 2011. The West End and Broadway’s ultimate feel-good show, Hairspray is packed with uplifting songs, breathtaking choreography, 60’s inspired costumes and the most incredible array of wigs you will ever see! Stage and screen star Mark Benton (Waterloo Road, Early Doors) plays the larger than life Turnblad family matriarch Edna. Mark will be joined by EastEnders star Lucy Benjamin who will play the role of scheming TV executive Velma Von Tussle, X Factor finalist Marcus Collins as Seaweed Stubbs and newcomer Freya Sutton as big-hearted, big-haired teen heroine Tracy Turnblad. Big Hair, Big Heart, Big Hit - Book Now!

SEEN BY OVER 22 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE BOOK NOW FOR THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ROCK AND ROLL SHOW OF ALL TIME!

★★★★★

“Hairspray is without doubt, the best touring musical you will see this year”Whatsonstage.com

Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

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This sensational multi award winning West End show is coming to His Majesty’s Theatre.

“The show you will never forget”Daily Mail Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb!

“This show is an absolute must. If you haven’t seen the brilliant musical Buddy yet, buy your ticket now!”The Sun Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5.30pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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whilst you can” Whatsonstage.com

Tuesday 21 January Saturday 8 February 2014

Ghost Direct from the West End, the smash-hit musical Ghost comes to His Majesty’s Theatre for 3 weeks next year. Based on the phenomenal Oscar-winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 90s, Ghost is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next trying to communicate with girlfriend Molly through a phoney psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer. Adapted for the stage by Bruce Joel Rubin from his own Oscarwinning screenplay for the film, the amazing special effects and dazzling staging are by the multi award-winning Paul Kieve (Inner Magic Circle member) and Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus. With a score by rock legends and Grammy award winners, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson and Alanis Morrisette), and featuring the unforgettable Unchained Melody, Ghost is a rollercoaster ride of romance and comedy with dazzling state-of-the-art staging – it’s “JAWDROPPINGLY AMAZING” Manchester Evening News. Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £43.50 - £20.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £50.50 - £39.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £4 off opening night & Monday performances

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Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22 February 2014

Rent in Concert

PHOENIX THEATRE PROUDLY PRESENTS THE WONDERFUL SMASH HIT MUSICAL

STARRING KERRY ELLIS West End  and Broadway  Leading  Lady  Kerry Ellis stars  in the critically acclaimed, fully staged concert production of Rent. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent 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, this musical has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, the show follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Rent features hit songs Seasons of Love, Finale B and Without You. The cast of  West  End  stars will be accompanied by a live band.

Hello, Dolly!

Book by Michael Stewart Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder

Original Production Directed & Choreographed by Gower Champion produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick & Champion-Five, Inc. An amateur production presented by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York

“A powerful musical production...pulsing with energy” Whatsonstage.com

The crux of the smash-hit musical “Hello, Dolly!” is Mrs Dolly Gallagher Levi’s plan to marry Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire. She embarks on her favourite pastime – meddling – and, along the way, also succeeds in matching up the young and beautiful widow, Mrs Irene Molloy, with Horace Vandergelder’s head clerk, Cornelius Hackl; his assistant, Barnaby Tucker, with Mrs Molloy’s assistant, Minnie Fay; and the struggling artist, Ambrose Kemper, with Mr Vandergelder’s weeping niece, Ermengarde. The show-stopping numbers in this sparkling production include: Put On Your Sunday Clothes, It Takes a Woman, Before the Parade Passes By, Elegance, The Waiters’ Galop and Hello, Dolly! itself. She’s here, she’s back, don’t miss her!

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Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £30.50 - £16.50 inc. bf CGR Premium seats £36.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £5 off

Tickets £26 - £19 inc. bf CGR ★APA Friends £2 off all performances

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Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 March 2014

Monday 5 - Saturday 10 May 2014

Monday 19 - Saturday 24 May 2014

Tuesday 17 - Saturday 28 June 2014

FROM THE COMPANY THAT BROUGHT YOU SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN - THE LYRIC PRESENTS

Annie the Musical

Book by Thomas Meehan Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin Original production directed by Martin Charnin. Originally produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates Inc.,The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Icarus Productions. Based on "Little Orphan Annie" (R) by permission of the Tribune Media Services Inc. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK.

It’s 1932, and Little Orphan Annie wants nothing more than to find her Mum and Dad, who left her at the Municipal Orphanage as a baby and promised they would come back for her. As it stands, this feisty kid has a real ‘Hard Knock Life’, with her other orphan pals at the Orphanage, under the watchful eye of the notorious Miss Hannigan. Join the Lyric - who are delighted to be back at His Majesty’s Theatre - for this wonderfully charming feel-good show, which is sure to appeal to the whole family, to see if Annie will get her happy ending. With any luck, the sun really will come out ‘Tomorrow’! Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

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Happy Days - A New Musical

Tonight’s the Night - the Rod Stewart Musical

West Side Story

Happy Days are here again with the premiere of a brand new UK tour based on the hit TV series, featuring the unforgettable 'King of Cool' Arthur 'The Fonz' Fonzarelli. Join your favourite '50's family, the Cunninghams and the rest of the gang – Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold's from demolition. In a race against time, can everyone's favourite hero 'The Fonz' save the day? Happy Days – A New Musical is written by Garry Marshall, the legendary creator of the television series. Garry is also the director of many world-wide smash-hit films including Pretty Woman, Beaches and The Princess Diaries 1&2. It includes 21 original songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Hall of Fame Songwriter, Paul Williams (Bugsy Malone, Evergreen, Rainy Days and Mondays). The show also contains the much-loved Happy Days theme song from the TV show. Starring Heidi Range (The Sugababes) as Pinky Tuscadero Happy Days – A New Musical is a hilarious feel-good musical that is guaranteed to have you rocking' and rollin' all week long!

Written by Ben Elton

Rod Stewart is quite simply one of the best selling recording artists of all time, as popular now as ever with his acclaimed new album Time topping the UK charts, a sell-out Arena Tour in 2013 and last year’s No.1 Bestseller Rod – An Autobiography. Tonight’s The Night, the smash hit West End musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod is the all-singing, all-dancing feel good show which went on to play sold-out theatres across the UK. Now it’s back and here’s your chance to rediscover the magic of timeless classic songs, from Maggie May to Baby Jane and Hot Legs to Sailing plus many more! Set on the mean streets of Detroit and in the glamorous clubs of uptown LA, it tells the story of a shy young man, who cannot find the courage to declare his love to the girl of his dreams. How different he is to his hero, legendary rock n’ roll vagabond Rod Stewart! One night our hero strikes a deal with the Devil, trading his soul for Rod’s.

With ground breaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story changed the face of musical theatre for ever. Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and packed with unforgettable songs including Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty, West Side Story has been described as “one of the towering achievements of musical theatre of the last century.’ Guardian Now Joey McKneely’s vibrant stage production of the classic musical, with Jerome Robbins original choreography, returns to the UK after international sell out success. Script by Arthur Laurents Music by Leonard Bernstein Song lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Original choreography by Jerome Robbins

★★★★“If you buy one theatre ticket, make it this one”Observer

Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Wed wk.1 2pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £36.50 - £16.50 inc. bf CGSR Premium seats £43.50 - £37.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off all other performances

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Tuesday 3 Saturday 7 September

Monday 23 Saturday 28 September

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Go Back for Murder

Dunsinane

By David Greig Directed by Roxana Silbert Featuring Siobhan Redmond and Jonny Phillips

Macbeth is dead, long live the King. Under cover of night, an English army has swept through the landscape, killed the tyrant and taken the seat of power. Attempting to restore peace and put in place a new ruler, Siward, the commanding officer, is beset by a brutal guerrilla uprising and simmering discontent amongst his own inexperienced troops. Struggling to grasp the alien customs and politics of this harsh country, he finds himself drawn towards Macbeth’s powerful widow in search of someone to share his burden of responsibility. Increasingly isolated from his own men and Scottish allies alike, his efforts to restore order appear futile as the situation spins out of control. David Greig’s exhilarating play is a vision of one man’s attempt to restore peace in a country ravaged by war.

“If it's riveting spectacle, challenging ideas and human drama you want, this is the show to see.”The Times ★★★★

“. . .an irresolvable drama about an irresolvable conflict - a work of compelling intelligence, provocation and wit. ” The Guardian ★★★★

Tickets £28.50 - £18.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £33.50 - £28.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends 2 for 1 first 2 nights £4 off all other performances

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Now in its eighth thrilling year, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company presents a brand new production of the queen of crime’s classic, Go Back For Murder. Carla Le Marchant has to live with a disturbing family secret; her mother, Caroline Crale, died imprisoned whilst serving life for the murder of her husband. But on finding a letter asserting Caroline’s innocence, Carla becomes obsessed, determined to clear her mother’s name. Enlisting the help of Justin Fogg, the son of Caroline’s defense lawyer, Carla tracks down characters from her mother’s tragic past, only to uncover a shocking truth… Suspects, secrets, and suspense abounds in Go Back for Murder starring Liza Goddard, star of Bergerac and Give Us A Clue; Sophie Ward (Land Girls, Heartbeat and the 2011 film Jane Eyre) Robert Duncan who played Gus Hedges in the awardwinning Drop the Dead Donkey; Gary Mavers, best known for playing Dr. Andrew Attwood in Peak Practice; Lysette Anthony (Night and Day, Woody Allen’s Husbands and Wives); and Ben Nealon, beloved for his role as Capt Jeremy Forsythe in ITV’s Soldier Soldier. Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

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Thursday 5 September

The List Thursday 19 September

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Saturday 21 September

Educating Ronnie

Wednesday 9 October

The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler’s hilarious Broadway and West End smash hit is back with an all new all star cast! Featuring the feisty Hollie-Jay Bowes (Hollyoaks), TV favourite Terri Dwyer (Hollyoaks, Grange Hill, LooseWomen) and national treasure Diane Keen (Doctors, Ruth Rendell Mysteries). An unmissable show for every generation -bring your mum, your best friend, your sister or even your gran – this is the ultimate girls’ night out… trust us!

“Laugh out loud FUNNY”The Independent “Heart-stoppingly powerful”The Scotsman “Eve Ensler’s GLORIOUS show is WARM ,OPEN, EXCITING, ENCHANTING and HILARIOUSLY funny! See it even if you haven’t got one”Sunday Times 8pm

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Tickets £22 inc. bf CGR ★APA Friends all tickets £15 Early bird offer all tickets £16 inc. bf if booked by 1 September 14

The Vagina Monologues donates a percentage of revenue from ticket sales to V-Day benefiting women’s charities across the world.

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Monday 18 Saturday 23 November Monday 30 September Tuesday 1 October

The Incredible Adventures of See-Thru Sam Wednesday 2 Saturday 5 October

Roadkill Tuesday 22 October

Translunar Paradise

A Passionate Woman by Kay Mellor It’s the morning of Betty’s son’s wedding and she decides to go up into the attic to dust. Surrounded by clutter, memories and ghosts from her past, Betty finds herself torn between the three men in her life – a husband she’s never really loved, a son she’s about to lose and a man she had a passionate affair with over thirty years ago. Desperate to escape it all, there’s only one place to go and that’s…up. Kay Mellor's glorious comedy stars Lynda Bellingham and Christopher Timothy, Polish film star Mateusz Damięcki and Peter McMillan. This brand new production is brought to the stage on its pre West End tour by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers the multi award winning producers of Calendar Girls, Brief Encounter, The Full Monty and ART. Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

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Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 September

Sunday Times

ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS AND ORAN MOR PRESENT

The Great Aberdeen Train Race by Robert Dawson Scott

It’s about a race. Between trains. From London to Aberdeen. You couldn’t make it up - and we didn’t. The incredible but true story of the death-defying contest, sparked by the opening of the Forth bridge, between trains on the East and West Coast routes to Scotland in the summer of 1895.

Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 October

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Chariots of Fire

Direct from the West End celebrate one of this country’s most thrilling and greatest ever sporting achievements as the critically acclaimed Chariots of Fire embarks on a limited UK tour. With a cast of 21, thrilling track races thundering through the auditorium and featuring the original, hugely iconic Vangelis score this is event theatre at its best. Adapted from the legendary Oscar-winning movie, this spectacular and ingenious retelling of Eric Liddell’s and Harold Abraham’s quest to become the fastest men on earth is an electrifying and immensely moving tale of two men’s rivalry, and their unwavering determination to conquer the world in the face of prejudice, immovable beliefs and overwhelming odds. This is one theatrical event that will leave you breathless with excitement.

Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott

Directed by Lucy Bailey

★★★★★

When murder calls…hang up. Frederick Knott’s intense and darkly gripping thriller, Dial M for Murder, famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock, is now on a UK tour. Tony is convinced his wife is having an affair. We watch mesmerised at Tony’s precision in planning what must surely be the perfect murder… until it falters in the most unexpected way. Claustrophobic and frightening, Lucy Bailey’s exciting new production reclaims this brilliant and erotic tale of betrayal, passion and ultimately, murder. Lucy Bailey’s directing credits include The Postman Always Rings Twice in the West End and a number of productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company including The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale and Julius Caesar which also transferred to New York.

“Chariots is Flaming Fantastic....Gold Medals All Round”Daily Mail

★★★★ “Dial M for Marvellous”Daily Telegraph

Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

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Saint One by Lesley Hart

In the birthplace of the battered mars bar – a Stonehaven chip shop, cast adrift in the North Sea by a giant wave – a local news man, a schoolgirl, and a woman who thinks she’s Billy Connolly search among the wreckage of the chip shop, and their battered lives, for some kind of meaning, for memories lost, for a way back home, and to find out what the Big Yin has to do with it all... Not enough drama in your life? Top up after work. A Play, A Pie & A Pint is a new to Aberdeen. It’s been going like a fair in Glasgow for 10 years. It does what it says on the tin. Join us after work for a tasty bite, your tipple and top new theatre from some of the country’s best talent. (More shows to be announced.) Tue - Fri 6pm, Sat 1pm doors will open an hour early at which point the pie and the pint will be available

Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 November

Guilty by Rona Munro

A child murder. A suspect. A police inspector. An interview. Two women face each other in a small windowless room. What is revealed is the nature of innocence.

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“APA’s Senior Youth Theatre is a group that Aberdeen should definitely be proud of”Aberdeen Now

APA Senior Youth Theatre Tuesdays 6.30pm - 9pm (ages 16 to 18) For young people who are passionate about creating theatre for young audiences and exploring different styles and techniques. We participate in the National Festival of Youth Theatre, Aberdeen International Youth Festival and are involved in international exchange projects.

APA Junior Youth Theatre Wednesdays 6.30pm - 8.30pm (ages 12 to 15) We devise our own theatre based on your ideas and choose a different theme to explore every year. Our performances are staged at The Lemon Tree. Membership £90 for 1 year

APA Play Saturdays 10am - 11am (ages five to seven) These weekly classes are an introduction to drama, with youngsters learning through different games and fun stories. At the end of the 10-week term there will be a sharing for family and friends to celebrate the work of participants. Autumn term 7 September - 16 November £30 per term

Contact the Creative Learning Team We would love to hear from you! If you would like to enquire about booking on to any of our classes or have any queries about APA Creative Learning please either email creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com or call 01224 337664.

APA Senior Glee Saturdays 3.30pm - 5pm (ages 12 to 18) APA Junior Glee Saturdays 1.30pm - 3pm (ages eight to 11) In our weekly Glee classes, participants explore their choice of songs to develop their own arrangements and harmonies; have fun, make new friends and sing their hearts out! At the end of the 10-week term there will be a sharing for family and friends to celebrate the work of participants. Autumn term 7 September - 16 November £80 per term

Friday 11 October

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Tuesday 15 October

HMT

DanceLive Launch Within This Dust Thursday 17 October

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Saturday 12 October JASMIN VARDIMON COMPANY PRESENTS

Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells, dance theatre choreographer Jasmin Vardimon presents Yesterday, a retrospective work created to mark her company’s 10th anniversary, featuring some of the most breath-taking moments from her repertoire, integrated with powerful new choreography and stunning live video animation. Contrasting flashes of daring athleticism and moments of touching beauty, eight international performers interweave scenes of intimate and vulnerable tenderness with provocative humour and playful choreography. A sell-out success in London (Sadler’s Wells West End) and a sensational hit with audiences globally, Yesterday blasts the stage with dramatic passion and trademark physicality, remaining as stirring and socially relevant as ever. This year Jasmin Vardimon received the 2013 ‘International Theatre Institute Award for Excellence in Dance’ in recognition of her outstanding choreographic work over recent years.

Record of Events/Threshold

Tiger

Thursday 24 October

East Coast Moves Saturday 26 October

Something Old, Something New… Wednesday 30 October

Fabric

7.30pm

Running times: Second Coming approx. 40mins 20min interval Winter, Again approx. 35mins

HMT

Friday 18 October

Wednesday 23 October

Nurturing and developing creative talent in the North East

Manchester Evening News

Yesterday

Corporalis

In our weekly drama classes, participants develop their drama skills while having fun and making new friends. At the end of the 10-week term there will be a sharing for family and friends to celebrate the work of participants. Autumn term 7 September - 16 November FREE

The Times

“One of the most versatile ensembles in British dance” ★★★★★ The Times

Triple Bill Saturday 19 October

APA Create Saturdays 11.30am - 1pm (ages eight to 11)

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Workshops available, contact box office for more information.

Tickets £19 - £13 inc. bf CGSR ★APA Friends 2 for 1 on top price tickets

Tuesday 29 October SCOTTISH DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS

Second Coming/ Winter, Again Scottish Dance Theatre presents two contrasting and bold new works by internationally acclaimed choreographers. Montreal-based Victor Quijada takes urban dance to a new theatrical territory. His world–acclaimed dance style is heavily influenced by the Los Angeles street-dance culture he grew up in. Second Coming, Victor’s new work, is an exclusive commission for Scottish Dance Theatre and sets Victor’s unique break movement style to a potent turntablist soundtrack by DJ/composer Jasper Gahunia (AKA DJ Lil’ Jaz). Norwegian choreographer Jo Strømgren is a theatre sensation, having toured his works in 50 countries. Mixing beautifully poised dance with all means necessary to tell a story, Jo’s work is sculpted by an attitude to dance-making that is wild and rigorous. Scottish Dance Theatre is the first to invite him to our shores to create the bold new work Winter, Again. The piece will take you on a journey through the cycle of the darkest, coldest season, using songs from Schubert’s Eine Winterreise. 7.30pm

Workshops available, contact box office for more information.

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HMT

Wednesday 15 Saturday 18 January 2014

Wednesday 12 Friday 14 February 2014

SCOTTISH BALLET

Rambert

Hansel & Gretel

Featuring the return of Christopher Bruce’s

Choreography: Christopher Hampson Music: Engelbert Humperdinck, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra Unwrap a tasty new Christmas treat with the world premiere of Christopher Hampson's fantastical Hansel & Gretel. A 1950's town, all the children have disappeared. Plucky Hansel and Gretel embark on an exciting adventure venturing deep into the enchanted forest to find their friends. This delightfully inventive brand new Hansel & Gretel takes creative twists and turns inspired by the Grimm Brother's famous fairy tale - and the stories and imagination of the people of Scotland. A carousel of delicious treats from start to finish, Hansel & Gretel is full to the brim with magic and wit; with toys that come to life and a beautiful bewitching ballerina who is not at all as she seems. Scrumptiously surreal and with more than a sprinkle of festive magic - take an enchanting journey with Scotland's national dance company this winter. Humperdinck's evocative score is performed live by the Scottish Ballet orchestra.

DISCOUNTS

ACCESS

£3OFF £2OFF £2OFF FRIENDS

Audio described: Saturday 18 January (matinee), (preceded by Touch Tour 12.30pm)

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Rooster

Rambert’s unrivalled variety of performances, world class dancers and critically acclaimed orchestra have delighted audiences and critics alike for 87 years. Making a much anticipated return after a 13-year absence, Rambert presents Rooster, Christopher Bruce’s electrifying 1960-celebration set to music by The Rolling Stones. Plus, striking new work by Ashley Page, former Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet, and a Scottish première by Barak Marshall – arresting, original and fevered in style, this is a rare chance to see work by one of America’s most celebrated choreographers.

“Funny, sharp and sexy”Daily Telegraph Wed - Fri 7.30pm

Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2pm

Tickets £31.50 - £13.50 inc. bf R Family ticket (group of 4, max 2 adults) £62* inc. bf * Restrictions apply ★APA Friends £3 off all performances

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Friday 17 January

FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS FAMILY INSIGHT Sat 18 Jan, 11am - 12.30pm Thursday 16 Jan 6.30pm - 7pm Friday 17 Jan 6.30pm - 7pm Call Box Office to book.

Learn about the characters, story and costumes in a way that will appeal to both young and old. (Age 6+) Tickets £5.50/£3.50 concession

BALLET CAFE Wednesday 15 January, 2pm - 5pm FREE POST-SHOW TALK Take part in a gentle beginners’ dance session, listen to an illustrated talk and chat over a cup of tea and cake. Tickets £10

Tickets £25 - £17 inc. bf R Under 21’s £9 inc. bf ★APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances

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DISCOUNTS

2for1 £3OFF £3OFF FRIENDS

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CONCESSIONS

SCHOOLS OFFER

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Friday 17 Jan 10 mins after end of show

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HMT Friday 9 - Sunday 11 August

Remember - Come dressed as your favourite wild animal to sing along with the sounds of the jungle.

The Singing Kettle Rumble in the Jungle Anya joins Gary and Kevin in the new look Singing Kettle lineup, as all three set off on their greatest ever adventure. There's music and mayhem, old friends and new, with plenty to sing about along the way. Packed with Singing Kettle favourites - Leap Frog, Do Your Ears Hang Low, Friends Like You and Bear Hunt. A singalong frenzy! Roars of laughter, fun-filled and action packed combined with the sheer energy of The Singing Kettle make Rumble in the Jungle a “must see” family show. Bonzo the Dog causes pandemonium with his mischievous monkeying around as the intrepid explorers uncover hilarious surprises under thousands of funky ferns and behind every banana tree. This non-stop, totally awesome safari adventure is a festival of fun for girls and boys of all ages. Fri/Sat 11am & 2pm, Sun 12pm & 3pm

Tickets £14 inc. bf GR Family ticket £49 inc. bf

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Slava’s Snowshow

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Tuesday 13 - Thursday 15 August

Thursday 17 October

TALL STORIES’

Chris & Pui Roadshow

Room on the Broom

Tue/Wed/Thu 2pm, Wed/Thu 11am

Tickets £13 inc. bf SR

"The unmissable and already classic ‘SNOWSHOW’ is a thing of rare theatrical beauty"The Times

Wednesday 16 Sunday 20 October

HMT

DIRECT FROM A SMASH-HIT WEST END SEASON Adapted for the stage from the best-selling book by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson MBE and Axel Scheffler. A spellbinding adventure from the creators of The Gruffalo! How the cat purred and how the witch grinned As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night. With the help of a daft dog, a beautiful bird and a friendly frog, her belongings are retrieved. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK! - it snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? A magical, musical delight for children aged 3+ Get a sneak preview at www.roomonthebroomlive.co.uk

THE WEST END AND INTERNATIONAL HIT

See Chris and Pui from ‘Show Me Show Me’ live on stage! CBeebies’ favourite double act is bringing songs, rhymes, comedy sketches and lots of joining in for all the family. Poor Old MacDonald has recklessly lost his animals! Please help Chris and Pui find them and meet Incy, Humpty, the Duke of York, King Cole and – “oh my woolly word!” – Little Bo Peep along the way. You are invited to bring your teddies or favourite character toys but please hang on to them! Sing, laugh and join in with Chris and Pui. For more information visit: www.chrisandpui.com

IT’S WILL BE SNOWING IN ABERDEEN THIS AUTUMN! After two sell -out seasons at London's Royal Festival Hall, this multi- award winning international theatrical sensation is coming to Aberdeen to delight and thrill audiences with its mix of comedy, poignancy and stunning spectacle. This Autumn, experience the joyous dream- like world, unlike anything you have seem before, which will touch both your heart and funny bone, culminating in a breathtaking blizzard leaving you knee deep in snow!

"DAZZLING! Guaranteed to make even the glum thaw into happiness"The Observer "Simply thrilling...Unmissable comedy masterpiece"The Independent Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat & Sun 2.30pm

Tickets £28.50 - £13 inc. bf R Family ticket 10% off ★APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances

(Chris and Pui appear in ‘Show Me Show Me’ on CBeebies)

11am & 2pm

Tickets £13 inc. bf G Family ticket £45 inc. bf

Running time: approx. 1hr, 15 minutes inc. interval

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Running time: approx. 2hrs inc. interval

DISCOUNTS

2for1 FRIENDS

£5OFF £2OFF GROUPS 8+

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GREAT TREAT FOR HALF TERM "Utterly breathtaking, the stage effects are dazzling...suddenly the audience is young, innocent, and transported with delight" Daily Telegraph

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Tuesday 22 Saturday 26 October

Saturday 30 November - Sunday 5 January 2014

BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS

James and the Giant Peach James lives with Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, the most revolting Aunts in England. They make him work and slave and never let him play with other children. Then one day he meets a mystical old man who gives him a bag that contains the strongest magic the world has ever known. When James accidentally spills the bag near an old peach tree, the most incredible things start to happen – and James embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with the most amazing group of characters you could ever meet! The Birmingham Stage Company proudly presents Roald Dahl’s amazing story, following its acclaimed productions of GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE, HORRIBLE HISTORIES and THE JUNGLE BOOK. If you’re looking for fruitfilled fun and wizzpopping wonders, then don’t miss James and his Giant Peach! Tue - Sat 7pm, Wed - Sat 2.30pm

★★★★★ Birmingham Mail

Running time: 1hr 45mins inc. interval

Tickets £17.50 Children £13 inc. bf R Family ticket £53 (group of 4, max 2 adults) inc. bf 24

“Imaginative sets, foot-tapping songs, fantastic choreography and brilliant puppetering. A 5-star family show!”

“A heartwarming mix of fun, fruit and nuts in this charming production.” ★★★★ Daily Mail

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7pm 1pm 5pm No performances 1.45pm 7pm 1.45pm 7pm 1.45pm 7pm 1.45pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 1pm 5pm No performances 1.45pm 7pm 1.45pm 7pm 1.45pm 7pm 1.45pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 1pm 5pm No performances 1.45pm 7pm 1.45pm 7pm 1.45pm 7pm No performances 2.30pm 7pm 1pm 5pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm No performances 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 1pm 5pm 2.30pm 7pm 1pm 5pm No performances 2.30pm 7pm 1pm** 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 1pm 5pm

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Tickets - GREEN PERFORMANCES

Family Seating Adult Child ticket* Area DRESS CIRCLE £24.50 £22.50 £81.00 FRONT STALLS £24.50 £22.50 £81.00 MID STALLS £22.50 £20.50 £73.00 REAR STALLS £20.50 £18.50 £65.00 UPPER CIRCLE £20.50 £18.50 £65.00 BOXES (restricted view) 2 x LOWER £95.50 5 people 2 x UPPER £77.00 4 people Tickets - RED PERFORMANCES Seating Tickets Family ticket* Area DRESS CIRCLE £26.00 £91.00 FRONT STALLS £26.00 £91.00 MID STALLS £24.50 £83.00 REAR STALLS £23.00 £75.00 UPPER CIRCLE £23.00 £75.00 BOXES (restricted view) 2 x LOWER £97.50 5 people 2 x UPPER £79.00 4 people ** Relaxed Performance Fri 3 Jan 1pm, £10 per ticket. A specially adapted and relaxed performance for customers with disabilities, additional support needs and on the autistic spectrum.

★ APA Friends £4 off opening weekend £2 off all other green performances

*Family ticket (max 2 adults)

GROUPS 8 PLUS – £3.50 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased for all green performances SCHOOLS – 1.45pm performances - tickets £9 + one free teacher for every 10 pupils CONCESSIONS – available on green performances

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Saturday 30 November Tuesday 24 December FROZEN CHARLOTTE PRODUCTIONS AND ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENT

A Million Miles Away A tall little girl a long way from home... Not quite sure what to do… Thinking this year Christmas might not be the same... And she’s right - it won’t. This year she’ll be with her aunt on an Island surrounded by stars. Stars that are magical, mischief making and fun. This year Christmas will be one in a million… Join us for this delightful and inventive Christmas experience, created especially for The Lemon Tree, by Frozen Charlotte Productions. Frozen Charlotte is one of Scotland’s leading creators of theatre for young audiences. The company’s  previous Christmas coproduction (with macrobert) Too Many Penguins? won the 2012 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland for Best Production for Children and Young People and played to sold-out audiences during a 5 month run at Polka Theatre in London last year. Recommended for age 3+ Sat - Thu 10.30am & 1.30pm, selected dates 4pm

Tickets £8.80 inc. bf

Friday 4 October

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HMT

Friday 21 Sunday 23 February 2014

Friday 17 January 2014

The Singing Kettle Magic Wishing Well Close your eyes, cross your fingers and make a wish..... The Singing Kettle will be at their brilliant best for this sensational new Show. It’s overflowing with superb audience participation, amazing costumes and lots and lots of non-stop fun. Join Anya, Kevin and Gary as they visit Kettle Village Square in search of the Magic Wishing Well. Singalong with favourite songs including, My Aunt Came Back, Burping Bears and Jelly Belly. There’ll be new songs too, as well as loads of surprises from start to finish. Magic Wishing Well is enthralling for both young and old and some lucky children will end up on stage to join in the action. Fri 10am & 1.30pm, Sat/Sun 12noon & 3pm

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Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 October

SensoryO

Wednesday 16 October

SCOTTISH BALLET

Wee Hansel & Gretel

Innocence

A wee version of a big ballet... Join Hansel, Gretel and a magical ballerina on an enchanting journey into the woods filled with adventure, imagination and festive charm. This specially adapted hour long performance features the company’s dancers accompanied live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. The perfect way for young families to discover the magic of ballet. Recommended for age 3+

Wednesday 23 October

Fri 1.30pm

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Tickets £11 inc. bf Family ticket (max 2 adults) £36 inc. bf plus £6 per additional child inc. bf

Running time: approx. 1hr

Tiger Tale Saturday 30 November Tuesday 24 December

A Million Miles Away

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OPERA

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HMT

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Thursday 31 October & Saturday 2 November SCOTTISH OPERA PRESENTS MOZART’S

Supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate and Scottish Opera’s ‘Play a Supporting Role’ Appeal

Don Giovanni

HMT

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Thursday 12 & Saturday 14 June 2014 SCOTTISH OPERA PRESENTS PUCCINI’S

Supported by Lord and Lady Laidlaw

HMT

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 February 2014

Wednesday 26 February 2014 OPERA & BALLET INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS AN ELLEN KENT PRODUCTION VERDI’S

Madama Butterfly

Aida - the grandest of all operas

Classic, timeless and stylish, Sir David McVicar’s Madama Butterfly has been a firm favourite since it was first staged in 2000. Foregoing sentimentality to create a rich cast of characters with unflinchingly human characteristics, his production lays bare a hugely atmospheric, poignant story that still has the power to affect, over a century after it was first performed. Puccini’s sense of theatre is second to none and Butterfly sees him doing what he does best – painting beautifully exotic pictures in sound that are dramatic, often hauntingly lyrical, and full of emotion. Korean soprano Hye-Youn Lee, one of The Independent on Sunday ’s ‘Faces to Watch’ in 2013, and Anne Sophie Duprels (Manon 2009) share the role of Butterfly. José Ferrero (Tosca 2012) is Pinkerton. New Music Director Emmanuel Joel-Hornak (Hansel and Gretel 2012) conducts.

Don Giovanni Unwrapped A FREE HOUR LONG TASTER Friday 1 November at 6pm Pre-show talk Saturday 2 November at 6pm, Touch tour Saturday 2 November at 6pm

Madama Butterfly Unwrapped A FREE HOUR LONG TASTER Friday 13 June at 6pm Pre-show talk Saturday 14 June at 6pm, Touch tour Saturday 14 June at 6pm

Directed by Ellen Kent featuring the Celebrated Chisinau National Opera and National Philharmonic with International Guest soloists. Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas returns to the UK with a stunning, traditional brand new production of this magnificent story of war, jealousy and revenge, at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames. Traditionally staged, this lavish production with amazing special effects includes spectacular ballet sequences, stunning sets inspired by the Valley of the Kings and costumes taken from designs found in tomb paintings. Featuring the classic Triumphal March with an incredible pyrotechnic display using the most spectacular effects including a magnificent wall of fire inspired by Vulcan, the Lord of Fire, under whose temple that Radames and Aida met their death in an enclosed chamber – NOT TO BE MISSED!

Thu & Sat 7.30pm

Thu & Sat 7.30pm

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Tickets £54 - £18 inc. bf CGSR Under 26’s £11 inc. bf R ★APA Friends £4 off Thursday performance

Running time: approx. 2hrs 40 mins inc. interval

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

OPERA & BALLET INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS AN ELLEN KENT PRODUCTION VERDI’S

Don Giovanni has long been recognised as one of Sir Thomas Allen’s signature roles on stage. This year he’s looking at it from the other side of the curtain for the first time, teaming up again with designer Simon Higlett and Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan to bring their hallmark theatricality to what promises to be a definitive telling of this extraordinary opera. Dark, vivid and bursting with life, Don Giovanni is full-blooded opera at its best. Exquisite arias, powerful orchestration, dramatic recitative and lightly crafted comedy combine in an ever-changing score. The cast balances experience with exciting new talent. Jacques Imbrailo winner of the Cardiff Singer of the World Audience Prize, is Don Giovanni, performing alongside internationally acclaimed singers Péter Kálmán, Susan Gritton and beloved Scottish soprano Lisa Milne. Rising star, Italian Speranza Scappucci conducts.

Tickets £54 - £18 inc. bf CGSR Under 26’s £11 inc. bf R ★APA Friends £4 off Thursday performance

HMT

Nabucco - with the famous chorus of Hebrew slaves

“Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish”The Independent Mon & Tue 7.30pm

Tickets £35 - £17 inc. bf CGR ★APA Friends £4 off all performances

Running time: approx. 3hrs 15mins inc. intervals

Directed by Ellen Kent featuring the Celebrated Chisinau National Opera and National Philharmonic with International Guest soloists. Ellen Kent returns with a new production of the very first opera she ever produced. Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco. This powerful tale is laced with revenge, destruction and jealousy. A spectacular traditionally staged production featuring magnificent sets and costumes with amazing lighting and stage effects. Nabucco promises to be an evening to remember.

“Worth going a long way to hear”Manchester Evening News “A terrific production of Verdi’s epic tale”Liverpool Daily Post 7.30pm

Running time: approx. 2hrs 45mins inc. intervals

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Monday 21 October

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Scottish Ensemble

Saturday 12 October

7.30pm Running time 1hr 50mins inc. interval

★Tickets £20.50 - £10 CG

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Friday 25 October

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Vienna to Prague

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Pre-concert talk (in auditorium) Coda performance Friday 25 October, 6.30pm Friday 25 October, after the main concert Join award-winning Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin for a stimulating discussion about his approach to performing one of the great piano concertos. FREE to ticket holders.

7.30pm

Running time 2hrs inc. interval

Tickets £13 C

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7.30pm

Running time 2hrs inc. interval

★Tickets £22 - £10.50 CG

Whether you’re an experienced amateur musician or a complete novice, join members of the BBC SSO and take part in a workshop and unique performance. We’re creating an orchestra and choir of all ages and abilities. Almost any instrument you can carry can take part: trumpets to bagpipes, violins to recorders. And if you don’t play an instrument you can play percussion or sing in the choir, guided by vocal guru Anna Flannagan. Join in and play your part in a brand new piece. Find out more at www.bbc.co.uk/bbcsso or email SSOOutreach@bbc.co.uk

Thursday 7 November

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7.30pm Running time 1hr 50mins inc. interval

★Tickets £20.50 - £10 CG

ORCHESTRA DISCOUNTS - Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra - U26 £5, U16 GO FREE

Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1 Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5 Rumon Gamba Conductor Guy Johnston Cello At the heart of the firestorm of World War II, Ralph Vaughan Williams looked around himself and saw a vision of peace. Serene, spiritual and heartbreakingly lovely, Vaughan Williams’ Fifth is quite simply one of the finest symphonies ever composed in Britain. It’s a wonderful contrast to Britten’s deadpan take on English folklore – and a startlingly different world to Shostakovich’s tense political thriller of a Cello Concerto. Rumon Gamba and the masterly Guy Johnston will lay its secrets bare. Pre-concert Talk 6.45pm (free to ticket holders)

Sunday 10 November

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Aberdeen Sinfonietta

Opening Concert

William Mathias Invocation and Dance Paul Mealor The Way of the Cross Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Paganini Beethoven Seventh Symphony Garry Walker Conductor Mikhail Kazakevich Piano Aberdeen Sinfonietta is privileged to present the Scottish premiere of Paul Mealor’s short piece for strings, The Way of the Cross, which is dedicated to the memory of the Welsh composer William Mathias. Appropriately this new work is paired with a powerful and exciting work by Mathias himself. Rachmaninov’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini, in which the brilliant soloist is Mikhail Kazakevich, represents a return to a more Romantic age, while the second half of the concert consists of a timeless favourite – Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. This concert is part of sound, North East Scotland’s contemporary music festival.

Saturday 23 November

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Vaughan Williams’ Fifth

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 Sibelius Finlandia Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 Nielsen Symphony No.4 (The inextinguishable) Denis Kozhukhin Piano Thomas Dausgaard Conductor "Music is life" declared Carl Nielsen of his Fourth Symphony "and like it, inextinguishable". Jean Sibelius, on the other hand, drew his inspiration from Finland's long struggle for cultural freedom. Thomas Dausgaard loves every note; and if you heard Denis Kozhukhin's breathtaking Prokofiev concerto performances in recent BBC SSO seasons, you'll know to expect every bit as much electricity when the two of them tackle Rachmaninov's best-loved piano concerto.

Stay on after the orchestra’s performance to hear pianist Denis Kozhukhin’s sublime rendition of Franz Liszt’s Bénédiction du Dieu dans la solitude. A stunning way to end the evening.

Saturday 26 October, 10am-1pm Come and Create with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Dvorák Notturno Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A K488 Janácek Concertino Mozart Symphony 38 ‘Prague’ Alexander Janiczek Director/Violin Llyr Williams Piano In 1786, when Mozart was writing his Symphony No 38, he was scorned in Vienna. Yet he found such an appreciative audience in Prague, that he dedicated the symphony to “the good people of Prague”. Llyr Williams draws the two cities together with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 23, written in Vienna, and Janácek’s Concertino, written in Prague shortly after his opera The Cunning Little Vixen. The Concertino depicts scenes of nature, featuring a ‘grumpy hedgehog’ and a ‘fidgety squirrel’.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Walton Leopold Hurt Martin Suckling Brahms

Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire Elgar Cello Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 Alisa Weilerstein Cello Donald Runnicles Conductor

Sonata for Strings Dead Reckoning Musical Postcards 1-4 String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111 (arr. Morton) Germany has been blessed with an unfair number of genius composers over its history, leaving Britain with a musical inferiority complex. Well, it's payback time! We believe that British string music in particular has a unique heritage and a very bright future, and can more than hold its own against the continental heavyweights. Who wins? You decide!

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Additional FREE Events in October

Britain vs Germany

Elgar’s Cello Concerto

Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony launches one of the most gripping autobiographical dramas in all music. But then, this concert tells a powerfully emotional secret story, whether it's Berlioz unleashing his inner swashbuckler in the Corsaire overture, or Elgar letting a cello speak of his anguish in the aftermath of World War I. Under the BBC SSO's chief conductor Donald Runnicles, and with young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein as soloist in the Elgar, there is no shortage of passion - or poetry.

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7.30pm Running time 2hrs 55mins inc. interval

★Tickets £13.20 inc. bf C

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra Schumann Symphonies 1 & 4

7.30pm Running time 1hr 55mins inc. interval

★Tickets £22 - £10.50 CG

Schumann Symphony No 1 ‘Spring’ Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 In C, K503 Schumann Symphony No 4 In D Minor Robin Ticciati Conductor Paul Lewis Piano Symphonies preoccupied Schumann throughout his 30s; the first took just four days to be born, others cost him years of effort. Together they stand as a profound and pleasurable legacy. Schumann also had a great love of Mozart, whose Piano Concerto No 25 played by the brilliant Paul Lewis rounds off this concert. Schumann said: “Music — so different from painting — is the art which we enjoy most in company with others.” Come and share in one of the Season highlights.

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Tuesday 17 December

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ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS

Benjamin Grosvenor: A Romantic Journey

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

ABERDEEN CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS

The Messiah The festive season would be incomplete without a performance of this great oratorio, written in 1741 by Georg Frederic Handel. Featuring some of the most glorious choral music ever written including the triumphant Hallelujah Chorus. Join the massed forces of the Aberdeen Choral Society accompanied by the Grampian Sinfonia led by conductor Alistair MacDonald with leading soloists for the ultimate traditional celebration of the Christmas season.

Christmas Classics Jamie MacDougall Singer and presenter Stephen Bell Conductor The BBC SSO’s annual Christmas Classics concert, recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland every year, is a highlight of Aberdeen's festive celebrations. Once again tenor Jamie MacDougall is your host for an evening of music that includes works by Tchaikovsky, Handel, and Leroy Anderson, and invites you to join in as the orchestra plays some much-loved carols. Your Christmas just wouldn't be the same without it!

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APA is thrilled to have secured sought-after superstar pianist Benjamin Grosvenor for three stellar concerts. It’s the ideal way to sample some of the great Romantics: Beethoven, Ravel, Brahms, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert. Internationally recognised for his electrifying performances, Benjamin was launched into the public eye in 2004 aged 11 as a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year. His exquisite technique and ingenious flair have made him one of the most talked about young concert pianists in the world.

7.30pm Running time 2hrs 5mins inc. interval

Tickets £20.50 - £10 CG

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Friday 10 January 2014

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Christmas Concert: The Snowman Howard Blake’s The Snowman Christopher Bell Conductor RSNO Chorus Join the RSNO and RSNO Chorus for a family celebration this Christmas! Conducted and presented by the effervescent Christopher Bell, this concert is packed full of your favourite festive melodies and traditional singalong carols. Plus, don’t miss the magical film The Snowman shown on the big screen, accompanied by Howard Blake’s timeless music and narrated by a special star guest.

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Monday 11 November

One Night in Vienna Johann Strauss Gala

7.30pm

Running time 2hrs inc. interval

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Back with a new show for 2014 - A Viennese Party starring irrepressible showman and conductor Rainer Hersch, who takes you on a light-hearted journeythrough a fizzing assortment of music and dance. Dancers twirl and whirl in graceful unison with billowing gowns and distinctive elegance. The Blue Danube Waltz, Radetzky March, Emperor Waltz, Lucifer Polka, Perpetuum Mobile, Il Bacio ‘The Kiss’ Plus many more of your favourite waltzes and polkas from the Strauss family and friends. Featuring sparkling soprano Kristy Swift, Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious costumes of the period and the Johann Strauss Orchestra.

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Repertoire will include; Beethoven String Quartet in B Flat op. 18 no. 6 Ravel String Quartet Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor op. 34

Repertoire will include; Mendelssohn Quartet in E-Flat Major Op. 12 Dvorak Piano Quintet

“understanding of the music way beyond his years”The Independent “his pungency and force are things to marvel at”Gramophone Image by Sussie Ahlburg

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Saturday Night at the Auld Meal Mill

Aly Bain & PhilCunningham Natalie MacMaster with Paul Anderson & Old Blind Dogs

Fiddlers’ Rally

Capercaillie

THE NATIONAL PIPING CENTRE PRESENTS

ABERDEEN STRATHSPEY AND REEL SOCIETY

Capercaillie celebrates their 30th Anniversary year with a new album, a UK tour and festival appearances throughout Europe. From their homeland roots of Argyll, Capercaillie are credited with being the major force in bringing traditional Celtic music to the world stage. Since the band's first innovative recordings of 1984, they have toured in 30 countries across the globe, released 10 award-winning albums and had the first ever Gaelic top 40 single. Capercaillie includes some of the finest musicians on the scene: Manus Lunny, Charlie McKerron, Donald Shaw, Ewen Vernal, Michael McGoldrick, David Robertson, Che Beresford, and the exquisite voice of Karen Matheson. Their innovative approach and the excitement they create through live performance explains the widespread esteem in which they are held in the current explosive folk scene.

32 consecutive years and still going strong An evening of Scottish Traditional Music, Song, Dance and Comedy. Robert Lovie tops the bill supported by comedian Eddie Rose, The Brandon Mcphee Trio, The Marlene Lowe Dancers with Piper Pamela Whyte, Turriff & District Pipe Band, and James Alexander and The Reel Ceilidh Band. There are buses from many parts of the North-east including Elgin, Keith, Huntly, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Banff, Macduff, Turriff and Ellon and all points en route to Aberdeen. For bus information please phone Scotch Corner in Turriff - Tel. 01888 563079.

NORTHERN ARC SESSION

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion, bringing excellence in traditional music to venues across the country. Individually they pursue other ventures in performance, television and education. It is when they tour together that they truly shine with over quarter of a century of well honed skills and hilarious banter delighting audiences everywhere.

A Tribute to James Scott Skinner The Northern Arc Sessions is a new strand in our programme. We ask celebrated Scottish artists who in the world they would love to play on stage with and we make it happen. It’s a oneoff, world exclusive. To start the season, acclaimed North-east fiddler, Paul Anderson, the finest Scots fiddler of his generation invited Grammy Award winning Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster to join him on stage for this one-off world exclusive performance in Aberdeen. MacMaster is world renowned as an electrifying performer and thrills audiences across the globe on stage, radio and TV. Together they pay tribute to composer James Scott Skinner, ‘The Strathspey King’ on the 170th anniversary of his birth. With dynamic band Old Blind Dogs, who remain at the cutting edge of Scotland’s roots revival, BBC Radio Scotland’s Mark Stephen, young fiddlers and dancers, the night is a celebration of musical traditions exported from Scotland to Canada. Masterclass – Natalie MacMaster and Paul Anderson will lead a masterclass with young fiddlers at 11am on Saturday 5 October in the Music Hall. Free entry.

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“To call Natalie MacMaster the most dynamic performer in Celtic music today is high praise, but it still doesn't get at just how remarkable a concert artist this Cape Breton Island fiddler has become” The Boston Herald

Musicians from across Scotland gather in the Music Hall for a foot-tapping, hand-clapping night of the very best of traditional music. The Aberdeen Strathspey and Reel Society are joined by players from groups across the country and a stellar lineup of soloists and young musicians. Under the baton of their new conductor, the society will perform a programme of engrossing music from soulful slow airs to rattling reels.

Eddi Reader The National Plus special guest Youth Pipe Band Kieran Goss of Scotland

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland is a non-competing cutting edge performance pipe band for 10-25 year olds in Scotland. Launched in 2002 by The National Piping Centre, the National Youth Pipe Band is the only organisation of its kind to bring Scotland’s most talented young musicians together at a national level. This year’s Live in Aberdeen concert will showcase the talented members of the Senior Band performing a mix of traditional and contemporary music and also feature dancers from the Dawn Walker School of Dance. The concert will also feature a special performance by the Highland Youth Pipe Band not to be missed.

Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single Perfect and album First of a Million Kisses, which both topped the British charts. However, it has been her subsequent solo albums which signalled her increasing ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them all very much her own. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings to joyous life all forms of song and what sets Reader apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance; her ability not only to move the listener but to connect her experience to that of her audience.

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Concert

Hogmanay Concert

Wednesday 9 October

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven’t stopped for breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes! Taking their signature ‘Bagrock’ sound to the masses, The Chilli’s have fast become a global phenomenon, rocking far-flung shores from the USA to China and everywhere in between. The Chilli’s launched themselves into the public eye in 2007 after winning the BBC’s talent show - When Will I Be Famous, and haven’t looked back. The reputation of the band continues to flourish as they wow audiences across the globe with their dazzling stage show and are now being frequently asked to appear privately to entertain the rich and famous.

Following the huge success and popularity of this show over the last 6 years in Edinburgh, Phil Cunningham is calling his pals together and opening his Christmas songbook to Aberdeen audiences. Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson, John McCusker and Phil himself will lead you through a great fun night of modern and traditional Christmas music. Featuring Kris Drever, Ian Carr and Kevin McGuire along with a special guest Brass Band. Oil your vocal chords and bring the family!

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Join Scots fiddle legend Paul Anderson, Scots Singer of the year (2011) Siobhan Miller, the hilarious North-East humor of Robert Lovie and several yet to be confirmed artists for what has become one of the most popular and eagerly anticipated Hogmanay shows in Scotland. With an internationally respected cast of traditional Scottish entertainers this is guaranteed to be the perfect way to see out 2013.

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Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo Friday 15 November

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Friday 29 November

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Saturday 21 December

Clachan Yell

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Sunday 8 September 50+ Festival Concert

Sunday 15 September 50+ Festival Concert

Wednesday 2 October

Sunday 20 October

Monday 4 November

Thursday 14 November

Sunday 17 November

Friday 22 November

The Hollies

America Meets Brit Floyd Scotland presents P-U-L-S-E 2013 Concert Macmillan Cancer Support

Go West, Hue & Cry

60s Gold

Family Variety Show

Tiller Girls (Aberdeen) String Fever Quartet (London) The Three Belles (London) Scott William Land, The Puppet Man (Los Angeles) Comedian Stuart Mitchell (Glasgow) Hilary Mouat & Tibor Poc Current Scottish Amateur Ballroom & Latin American Champions That Swing Sensation Master of Ceremonies the inimitable Doug Duthie (Aberdeen) A COMMON GOOD FUND EVENT

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Running time 2hrs 30mins inc. interval

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Final Festival Concert

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas San Fransisco and Montreal Winners of Aberdeen’s 50+Talent Vocal Zones Quartet George Brechin Abby Birnie Michael Smith Accompanied by Musical Director Jim Addison Strathspey Reel Society Lawrence Dance Academy & Piper A COMMON GOOD FUND EVENT

7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 30mins inc. interval

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

The group that spawned a thousand ukulele orchestras and inspired millions of players. The Ukes of GB(TM) are touring planet Earth with their funny, stomping, toe tapping, all singing, all plucking obituary of Rock and Roll and melodious light entertainment. You'll hear music you love and music you 'simply didn't get' transformed into a joyous, headlong stream of transcendent sounds and musical delight featuring only 'bonsai guitars', a menagerie of voices and warm personalities. From the first sold out concert in 1985 to the current world tour, the Ukes of GB(TM) have been turning-the-world-on to the ukulele. 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 10mins inc. interval

★Tickets £22 inc. bf CR

The Hollies enthusiastically perform their Classics – The Air That I Breathe, Bus Stop, Carrie Anne, Jennifer Eccles, Stop,Stop,Stop, Just One Look, He Ain’t Heavy - He’s My Brother, On A Carousel, and much more in a two-hourplus celebration of all things Hollies. Major players in the 1960’s British Pop Revolution; The Hollies hallmark vocal harmony has not wavered throughout 50 years of continuous touring, performing and recording. From 1963 through to the mid-70’s, they had 18 Top ten hits including Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress), The Air That I Breathe and He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother. More recently, The Hollies were proud to be part of a fund raising video in aid of the families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster, and ‘Heavy’ was the Christmas Number One - this time by The Justice Collective. 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 15mins inc. interval

Tickets £28.05 inc. bf R

The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show

In aid of

An evening of music and dance both classical and traditional, from America and Scotland. The event will feature young musicians and dancers from schools in the Grampian area, Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra Conductor Gareth John and Pianist Blair Cargill and members of Ballater Pipe Band. Kindly supported by

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Running time 2hrs 30mins inc. interval

Tickets £11 inc. bf C

The Pink Floyd Ultimate Light & Sound Experience Celebrating the music of David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason & Syd Barrett Featuring note-for-note performances of five full album sides, including Wish You Were Here, The Wall, The Division Bell, Animals and The Dark Side of the Moon. Inspired by the record breaking 1994 Division Bell Tour and including the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle light show, and brand new Floydian animation and projection, P-U-L-S-E 2013 will be Brit Floyd's biggest show yet. Musically perfect and visually awesome, the new show recreates the legendary, enigmatic Pink Floyd in its many forms. 8pm

Running time 3hrs inc. interval

Tickets £33.55 - £12.10 inc. bf R Plus a limited number of higher priced GOLD CIRCLE tickets available.

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The Christians The 80s are back as three critically acclaimed legends of the era join forces in this major new UK tour. Go West, Hue and Cry* and special guests The Christians are united on the same bill for the first time ever. With millions of albums sales and iconic hits such as We Close Our Eyes, Call Me, King Of Wishful Thinking, Labour Of Love, Looking For Linda, Violently, Ideal World, Forgotten Town and Harvest For The World plus over twenty five years of perfecting their craft, performing to audiences at sold out stadiums, intimate unplugged sets and everything in between, this eighties triple header is not to be missed. 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 20 mins inc. interval

★Tickets £32.45 - £30.25 inc. bf R *Hue and Cry will be performing as an acoustic duo.

50th Anniversary Tour FEATURING GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS, THE SEARCHERS’ PJ PROBY, THE FORTUNES AND BRIAN POOLE AND CHIP HAWKES OF THE TREMELOES. For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when it all began. Featuring Liverpool’s own Gerry & The Pacemakers and The Searchers’, Melody Maker teen idol award-winner PJ Proby, The Fortunes performing hits You’ve Got Your Troubles, Here It Comes Again and Storm in a Teacup and finally, Brian Poole and Chip Hawkes the original lead singers of the Tremeloes.

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Sunday 1 December

Wednesday 4 December

Sunday 8 December

Saturday 14 December

Monday 23 December

Saturday 1 February 2014

Saturday 15 February 2014

Slade & Sweet

Evening Express Grampian Hospitals Carol Concert Christmas Carol Concert

Aberdeen Music Centre Christmas Concerts

One Night of Queen

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Ultimate Rhythm and Blues

Aberdeen Singing Chorus Through all Kinds of Weather Sixty songs about sunshine, rain, wind, clouds, storm and snow. This programme will show that as well as giving us all something to talk about, the weather certainly gives us plenty to sing about! A COMMON GOOD FUND EVENT

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Throughout the seventies, Slade became one of Europe's biggest bands, touring and recording continuously, producing a catalogue of hits and providing a soundtrack to the glam generation. Slade today are still one of the most exciting live bands on the road, their stage performance is a dynamic, powerful and exhilarating roller-coaster ride of pure unadulterated rock 'n' roll. Sweet are a national treasure and a rock music phenomena who have taken every continent by storm for more than four decades. The quintessential glam rock band have spent over three years in the UK charts alone. They have sold over 55 million records worldwide, and, including their no.1 hit Blockbuster, have had 34 number 1 hits worldwide and still play to sell out audiences throughout the world. 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 20mins inc. interval

★Tickets £31.35 - £29.15 inc. bf R

This annual concert traditionally heralds the start of the festive season. Join in the carols and enjoy the music performed by Aberdeen schools. All money raised goes to local charities.

in aid of CLICSargent Cancer Care for Children

Featuring some of Aberdeen’s finest young musicians in two concerts of festive music by bands, orchestras and choirs.

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Running time 2hrs, no interval

Tickets £5.50 - £4.40 inc. bf C 7.30pm

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Running time 2hrs 15mins inc. interval

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Gary Mullen & The Works In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. In 2002 Gary formed a band The Works, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you! 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 10mins inc. interval

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Classic Rock Spectacular Celebrating its 10th year as one of the best touring show Steve Steinman plays the supremely evil Baron Von Rockula, owner of the Live and Let Die club. In search of a new bride the Baron must convince the unsuspecting Pandora who auditions for the new singing position, to cross over to the dark side and live forever in Rock N Roll Hell. A full cast of superb singers, dancers and 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, Sweet Child Of Mine, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Devil Gate Drive, I Love Rock n Roll and Poison. All teamed with an amazing stage set and pyrotechnics to blow your mind and comical story line this classic rock spectacular is not to be missed! 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 5mins inc. interval

★Tickets £25.30 inc. bf R

50th Anniversary Tour The Zombies, The Animals, The Yardbirds, Spencer Davis, Maggie Bell With this amazing line-up that had 37 hit records in the UK charts for over 300 weeks you are guaranteed an unforgettable night. Come and celebrate 50 years of Rhythm and Blues with the artists that shaped music for generations to come. DON’T MISS THIS CHANCE TO HEAR THE MUSICAL REVOLUTION OF 1964. 7.30pm

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Mike + The Mechanics

Formed in 1984 by Genesis founding member, guitarist, bass-player and songwriter Mike Rutherford, Mike + The Mechanics was a side project that would go on to sell over 10 million records worldwide. Originally featuring vocalists Paul Carrack and Paul Young (formerly of Sad Café), the group developed a rich catalogue of hit after hit including Silent Running, All I Need Is A Miracle, Over My Shoulder and the massive worldwide hit single The Living Years. In 2010, Rutherford joined forces with one of the UK's most successful R&B acts Andrew Roachford and Canadian born actor and singer Tim Howar for a new generation of Mike + The Mechanics who have been touring together across the UK and Europe ever since. Since this new generation of the band has come to form, Mike Rutherford has shared writing duties with Andrew Roachford - known for storming the UK Charts in the 90s with the anthem Cuddly Toy. Roachford became Columbia's biggest selling UK act for ten years, with tunes like Only To Be With You to The Way That I Feel becoming international hits and giving Roachford the opportunity to tour the world and hone his talent - becoming the truly great entertainer that he is today. Joining Roachford and sharing the vocal duties is Tim Howar, a Canadian actor/singer who came to the UK 10 years ago to start a band in the country where his icons were born. He formed and toured with Vantramp supporting the likes of Rod Stewart, Paulo Nutini, Sugababes and Newton Faulkner. Currently starring in the hit West End musical Rock of Ages as Stacee Jaxx, Howar's acting career has seen him perform on Broadway, as well as touring the US and Canada and saw Tim take the starring role as Rod Stewart in the show Tonight's The Night. 7.30pm

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Thursday 3 October

Thursday 17 October

Monday 4 November

Monday 11 November

Sunday 24 November

Saturday 7 December

Emma's Imagination

Pigeon Detectives

Public Service Broadcasting

Sweet Baboo

The South

Alabama 3

Tuesday 8 October

Sunday 27 October

Sunday 10 November

Wednesday 13 November

Wednesday 4 December

Friday 13 December

Kathryn Williams

Wedding Present

Turin Brakes

Robyn Hitchcock

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Sunday 27 October

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Roaring Forties

Catch Jack as he hits the road for his 2013 tour. After a six year absence from Stand-Up, he’s back, agonizing over the slightest of annoyances and misdemeanors. Where’s he been? Appearing on shows like QI and Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 Cats and Have I Got News For You, hosting Radio 4’s legendary I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, co-writing and starring in four series of BBC 2’s hit sitcom Lead Balloon and writing his memoirs, Thanks For Nothing which he modestly dedicated to himself -“Without whom none of this would have been possible”. Why is he touring again? “I want to spend less time with my family” says Jack. “A little ray of sleet” Jeremy Hardy “… turns grumpiness into an art form” The Evening Standard “… top comedy gig” The Telegraph

Purple Van Man

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The Only Way is Epic Tour

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Broken Britain may be staring into the bottom of an empty pint glass, but don’t lose hope – Al Murray The Pub Landlord is back to fill it up again, with a show of epic proportions. Following a phenomenally successful, twiceextended 2012/13 tour, Britain’s most irrepressible innkeeper will be serving up his premier brew of ale-inspired acumen and barroom buffoonery as part of his hilarious new show The Only Way is Epic this Autumn. This monumental new live stand-up show directly follows the nationwide success of the Guv’s twice extended Barrel of Fun tour, and is sure to sell-out fast. It’s not just a tour… it’s a national pep talk, Get your orders in now! “Wickedly Witty Stuff” The Daily Telegraph ‘‘Delivers laughs by the barrel-full” The Evening Standard

Following Cheap Flights, their massively successful sold-out tour, Britain's best comedy trio and global internet sensation Fascinating Aida bring their brand new show to Aberdeen. Newly invigorated by over ten million YouTube hits, Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pullman take to the road once again with a selection of old and new songs to celebrate 30 years of being at the top of the cabaret tree. “The magnificent Fascinating Aida are sharp enough to be considered a dangerous weapon” ★★★★ Daily Telegraph “This is a feelgood show, which engages the brain as well as the funny-bone” ★★★★★ Times

Jason Manford

First World Problems

Everybody’s favourite northern comedian, Jason Manford, has announced a brand new tour for 2013. The show promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, comic misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit. “Effortlessly entertaining” ★★★★ Evening Standard “He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture” ★★★★ Daily Telegraph “Manford retains an affably jovial demeanour that makes him warmly enjoyable company.” Chortle

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Ed Byrne

A self-confessed "miserable old git" since the age of 23, Ed Byrne is now in his Forties. While for others this might result in a crisis that prompts the purchase of a sportscar, Ed embraces middle age with open arms. Come join him, as he truly comes of age and gives out his clarion cry: "I am in my Forties. HEAR ME ROAR!" “Comedy’s holy grail.... Go see!” ★★★★ The Sunday Times “Byrne is at the top of his game” ★★★★The Sunday Telegraph “Jokes come so fast that hecklers don’t have a chance to get a word in edgeways” ★★★★ The Times “It is rare for a comic to merit the word “masterful” but in this case it is no overstatement” ★★★★ The Scotsman 8pm

Running Time: 2hrs 10 mins inc. interval

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Jack Dee

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Sean Lock

Purple van man is a hilarious new stand up show from Sean Lock, the most fertile comic mind in Britain. We all know what white van man thinks about the world we live in but its time to hear a different voice, purple van man’s voice. Filled with gags, opinions, deft observations and some silly voices this is Sean Lock doing what he does best, spouting inspired jibber jabber as he crosses the country in his purple van. He will make you laugh like a drunken horse. “Punchy, inventive, superb… undeniably brilliant.” The Times “Lock at his best… gloriously intelliegent, deliciously unlikely and hilariously funny.” The Times “One of the finest and most original comedians around” The Independent 8pm

Running Time: 1hr 50mins inc. interval

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Paul Merton, one of the UK's best-loved performers, and his world renowned Impro Chums: Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster will create a new and unique comedy show, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off. Special guests may also be joining them including: Niall Ashdown, Andy Smart and Steve Steen* "You could see this every night and never tire of it… they continue to be the finest components of the improv art" ★★★★★Daily Mirror “Few can go comedy commando as well as this bunch” Evening Standard 8pm

Running Time: 1hr 50mins inc. interval

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Al Murray

Fascinating Aida The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live!

Following a smash hit UK Tour in 2012, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is back in this ground-breaking new stage production - a radio show like you never saw before - packed with laughter, really wild sound effects, a live band, HD projections, and drinks with extremely silly names. Joining Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, and Hitchhiker’s favourites from the legendary Radio and TV casts, will be a VIP Guest Voice Of The Book. “It’s a big thumbs up… A fun ride.” Daily Mail, Patrick Marmion ★★★★ www.hitchhikerslive.com

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★Tickets £28.60 inc. bf R

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COMEDY

Wednesday 30 October

Henning Wehn Friday 8 November

Dave Spikey Wednesday 18 September Thursday 14 November

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Friday 15 November

Saturday 16 November

Craig Campbell’s Ardal Thrilling Mic Hunt! O’Hanlon

Internationally acclaimed Canadian stand-up Craig Campbell brings his highly anticipated new live show to venues nationwide. Craig has supported Frankie Boyle on his last two sellout national tours, has performed smokin' sets on Dave’s One Night Stand (DAVE), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One) and has more recently been touring the critically acclaimed 2012 Edinburgh show ‘Return of the Lumberjacks’ alongside fellow Canadians; Stewart Francis and Glenn Wool. Catch this master storyteller in a venue near you now! “Bringing a tale to life like a young Billy Connolly” Edinburgh Evening News “One of the most skilled storytellers and jokesmiths on the circuit” Chortle 8pm

Running Time: 2hrs 10 mins inc. interval

Tickets £17.60 inc. bf R 46

Father Ted star, Ardal O’Hanlon is delighted to present his latest stand-up show for 2013. The style is observational, the subject matter is Life itself, and the default expression is one of utter disbelief! Lurking beneath Ardal’s mild-mannered demeanour resides a sharp and probing (and fairly mild-mannered) comic brain. Sometimes thoughtful, sometimes silly, but always punchy, he has tickled audiences all over the world. In a comprehensive set, he talks about not just the things that matter but also about the things that don’t matter at all. Which covers pretty much everything. “Charm, intelligence and fabulous phrasemaking” The Guardian

8pm

Running Time: 1hr 50mins inc. support & interval

★Tickets £23.10 inc. bf R

Mark Thomas

Daniel Sloss

Friday 27 September

Friday 6 December

Morgan & West Sunday 29 September

Steve Hughes

Ali Cook Wednesday 2 October

Thursday 7 Saturday 16 November FLYING PIG PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Finzean in the Rain

Aberdeen’s own comedy team, the Flying Pigs have been entertaining ever growing audiences since 1998, and enjoyed sell out runs at HMT with Desperate Fishwives, How To Look Good Glaikit and The Silence of the Bams. They've also made three radio series, a hogmanay special and a TV pilot for BBC Scotland - and now they're writing a weekly column for the Press and Journal. Nae bad for a bunch of chancers! Now the “punk ‘Scotland the What?’” are back with a brand new show, packed with laughs and their distinctive North-east flavour. Whether you're a toonser, a teuchter or an inabootcomer, we guarantee the best laugh you’ll have in ages.

“The best laugh I've had in ages”Kate Noble “If you have a ticket - hold on to it tightly ...you'll love every hilarious minute.”Evening Express

Thursday 3 October

James Acaster Saturday 5 October

Vikki Stone

“Fabulously funny, outstanding…can’t be recommended enough.”

Tue - Fri 7.30pm, Sat 5pm & 8.30pm

Tickets £26 - £16 inc. bf R ★APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night & Sat 5pm performances

Friday 18 October

Marcel Lucont Tom Stade

HMT

But don’t take our word for it…

Matt Richardson

Saturday 19 October

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Featuring Executive Chef

LESLEY WATERS

Hosted by

RUSSELL GRANT

with

CELEBRITY GUEST CHEFS

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Saturday 24 August

Tuesday 24 September

Monday 30 September

Monday 17 February 2014

John Edward

Sally Morgan

Ray Mears

The Circus of Horrors

Tuesday 18 Wednesday 19 February 2014

John Edward is an internationally acclaimed Psychic Medium, Lecturer and author! Popularly known for his two internationally syndicated television shows: Crossing Over With John Edward and John Edward Cross County, now you can see him live on stage in the UK! A John Edward event lasts for two hours with no interval and consists of question & answer sessions, lecture and exciting opportunities to experience messages from the other side. Is someone waiting to talk to you? This show is for educational and entertainment purposes only and should be judged as an experiment.

Psychic Sally: On the Road Star of Sky LIVING’s Psychic Sally On The Road, Britain's favorite TV psychic, Sally Morgan returns with her 2013 nationwide tour. Referred to as ‘Psychic to the stars’, Sally has built up an extensive client list including like Katie Price, George Michael and the late Princess Diana. Sally packs out theatres as people from all over the country come to witness her incredible gift. Her down to earth nature and infectious personality has attracted a whole new audience to the spiritual world and her astounding accuracy keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. This unique theatrical experience should leave you feeling uplifted and enlightened…as they say seeing is believing! This show is for educational and entertainment purposes only and should be judged as an experiment.

4pm

Running time 2hrs no interval

Tickets £55 - £33 inc. bf 48

7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 10mins inc. interval

Tickets £25.30 inc. bf R

A fascinating, compelling and entertaining evening with Ray Mears. Recognised worldwide as an authority on bushcraft and survival, Ray acquired his unique skills through his work in some of the world’s most uninhabitable and harshest environments. Don’t miss this compelling theatre show in which Ray shares stories from over thirty years surviving the wilderness and its colourful wildlife.

7.30pm

Tickets £28.60 - £25.85 inc. bf CGR Under 16’s £19.25 - £17.05 inc. bf CGR Family ticket £82.50 inc. bf CGR

London After Midnight The show that stormed the finals of Britain’s Got Talent is back with an awe-inspiring rock ‘n’ roller coaster of show celebrating an astounding 18 years of shock n’ roll. Inspired by the legendary and sinister lost movie London after Midnight the show is packed with new shocks will take you on a whirlwind journey though a plague ridden London in 1665, culminating during the great fire of London in 1666. Sword swallowers, daredevil balancing acts, hair hangers,demon dwarfs, a pickled person and astounding aerial acts, all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek to the devil driven rock n’ roll of Dr Haze & The Interceptors from Hell.

Ready Steady Cook

Britain’s most successful TV cookery show is coming fresh and live, to the Music Hall. Television chef Lesley Waters will bring alive on stage all the favourite ingredients of the TV’s best loved cooking show. Star host Russell Grant will introduce Lesley and a guest television chef to battle out the ‘Green Pepper’ and ‘Red Tomato’ kitchen challenge and you will vote for your favourite. Perfect for fans of the programme, foodies or those in need of culinary support, the show is ideal for anyone with an appetite for cooking. Will ‘Green Peppers’ or ‘Red Tomatoes’ triumph? Book now to decide and vote at Ready Steady Cook Live! www.readysteadycooklive.com

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Dance Live Festival Tuesday 22 October

Translunar Paradise Friday 1 Sunday 3 November

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7.30pm

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HMT Monday 7 Saturday 12 July 2014

ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS

Derren Brown: Infamous

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion returns to the stage with his latest one-man show Derren Brown: Infamous. The show promises to demonstrate once again why Derren is one of the world’s most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control. For Infamous, a more ‘personal’ show, Derren is re-united with his close collaborator and friend actor, writer Andy Nyman. Infamous is Derren’s 6th show since 2003. He has toured every year since then and been watched by an estimated audience of over 2 million people. He has won two prestigious Olivier Awards, for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012), and confesses that touring is still his favourite thing to do.

★★★★★

“Remarkable…astounding…memorable” Daily Express Mon - Sat 7.30pm

Running time: 2hrs 30mins inc. interval

Tickets £38.50 - £20.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £48.50 - £46.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £4 off opening night

(available during priority booking period only)

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CULTURE CAFE

Culture Café is a new slot to make the most of lunch breaks. Take a break from work, a pit-stop from the shops, or lunch with chums. All you have to do is sit back and listen. Enjoy an hour of lush classical music or hear top writers and poets talk about and read from their work. WRITERS EVENTS ARE PROGRAMMED AND CHAIRED BY ALAN SPENCE, PROFESSOR OF CREATIVE WRITING AT UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN.

All events 1pm, doors will open an hour early at which point soup and sandwich will be available

★Tickets £8 inc. bf CG Meal deal tickets £12 inc. bf, includes soup and sandwich (inc. veggie option)

Wednesday 11 September PIANO Wednesday 6 November GUITAR

Steven Osborne

One of the foremost musicians in the country, Steven Osborne is in demand for recital and concerto performances, and regularly performs with orchestras across the world. Beethoven 7 Bagatelles Op. 33 Beethoven Waldstein sonata Beethoven 11 Bagatelles op.119 Beethoven Sonata No 32 in C minor Op 111 “You could have head a pin drop. Steven Osborne’s power over the hall was absolute…the atmosphere was spellbound” The Daily Telegraph

Wednesday 9 October

Sean Shibe

Sell-out shows and multiple curtain calls are the calling card of Edinburgh-born guitarist Sean Shibe who is a former student of the Aberdeen City Music School. A BBC New Generation Artist, still only 21, his playing has been described as: enchancing, expressive, masterful, passionate and instinctive. He recently made his debut playing with both the BBC SSO and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. This summer he participated in the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont at the personal invitation of world renowned concert pianist Mitsuko Uchida. This lunchtime programme will be based around 20th century Spanish works closely associated with Andres Segovia. “A prodigious technician and supremely expressively player…a masterful account”

WRITER Wednesday 27 November

POET

William McIlvanney

Carol Ann Duffy

William McIlvanney is one of Scotland's finest and best loved writers. His mainstream novels, including Docherty (winner of the Whitbread Prize) and The Big Man (film starring Liam Neesson) were followed by the hugely successful Laidlaw series of detective novels. He is acknowledged by the current generation of Scottish crime writers (including Ian Rankin and Val Macdermid) as an inspiration and a master of the genre. In a year when all of his novels are being reissued, it's a privilege to welcome him back to Aberdeen (where he had two spells as Writerin-residence at the University) and to celebrate the man and his work.

Carol Ann Duffy, the UK's Poet Laureate, has single-handedly brought poetry to a mass audience with work that is sublimely beautiful, deeply moving, outrageously funny, and above all, accessible. She reaches all ages and has read to audiences of school pupils numbering thousands. She has redefined the Laureateship for the 21st Century, engaged and engaging, writing on contentious themes from the Iraq War to MPs expenses, commissioning new work from other poets and publishing in newspapers. In performance she is mesmerising, and in Aberdeen she will be accompanied by musician John Sampson in what is sure to be a magical session.

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Saturday 14 September

AUGUST Friday 9 - Sunday 11 August

HMT

Rumble in the Jungle Tuesday 13 - Thursday 15 August

HMT

Tuesday 20 - Saturday 31 August

HMT MH

Wednesday 28 - Thursday 29 August

Feral

HMT

Monday 30 September - Saturday 5 October

Dunsinane Thursday 5 September

LTS

The List

Saturday 21 September

Monday 23 -Saturday 28 September

MacFloyd

Go Back For Murder

Sunday 8 September

MH

Tuesday 24 September

50+ Festival Family Variety Show Monday 9 - Saturday 14 September

HMT

Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 September

PPP: The Great Aberdeen Train Race

Monday 9 September

Thursday 26 September

Wednesday 11 September

MH

Ordinary Days 52

Friday 27 September

LTS

Friday 27 September

Morgan & West

Wednesday 9 October

HMT

MH MH

LTS

Friday 18 October

MH

Friday 18 October

LTL

Friday 18 October

LTS

MH

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra LTL

Saturday 26 October

MH

BBC SSO Come & Create LTS

Saturday 26 October

MH

Something Old, Something New (David Hughes Dance)

Triple Bill

LTL

Friday 25 October

Ceilidh with Clachan Yell

Sunday 27 October LTL

Marcel Lucont

LTS

MH

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums Sunday 27 October

LTL

Record of Events/Threshold (Joss Arnott Dance)

Tuesday 29 October

Friday 11 October

LTL

Second Coming/ Winter, Again (Scottish Dance Theatre)

LTS

Wednesday 30 October

Saturday 12 October Saturday 12 October

MH

Sunday 13 October

Saturday 5 October

Tuesday 15 October

HMT - His Majesty’s Theatre. MH - Music Hall. LTL - The Lemon Tree Lounge. LTS - The Lemon Tree Studio. PPP - A play, a pie and a pint.

MH

Pigeon Detectives Thursday 17 October

LTS

East Coast Moves

Saturday 19 October

Gregorz Kupczyk's Ceti Album Launch + Thrashist Regime

LTS

Thursday 17 October

Thursday 24 October

DanceLive Launch

Saturday 12 October

Sensory O

LTS

Wedding Present

LTS

LTL

Thursday 17 October

LTS

LTS

Friday 11 October

Northern Arc Session: Natalie MacMaster with Paul Anderson & Old Blind Dogs

Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 October

LTL

HMT MH

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Chandeliers + Target 5 LTS

MH

Yesterday LTS

Wednesday 16 October

Wednesday 23 October

Tiger Tale (Barrowland Ballet)

Chris & Pui Roadshow

DanceLive Launch LTL

Lifeboat Saturday 5 October

HMT

Culture Café: William Macllvanney

Friday 11 October

HMT

Innocence

Ceilidh with Danse McCabre LTS

James Acaster Friday 4 October

LTL

MH

Emma's Imagination Thursday 3 October

MH

LTL

Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo

Roadkill Thursday 3 October

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Culture Café: Steven Osborne Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 September

LTS

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Athletes in Paris

LTS

Matt Richardson Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 October

Sally Morgan

The Rocky Horror Show LTL

LTL

Educating Ronnie

LTL

Saturday 7 September

Wednesday 2 October

Funk Connection Saturday 21 September

Wednesday 9 October

Thursday 10 October

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

HMT

MH

Wednesday 16 - Sunday 20 October

Slava's Snowshow

The Vagina Monologues

OCTOBER

Saturday 21 September

MH

Wednesday 9 October

The Incredible Adventures of See-Thru Sam Wednesday 2 October

Saturday Night at the Auld Meal Mill

Tuesday 8 October

Seth Lakeman

Gerry Jabonski & The Electric Band Album Launch

Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 September

LTS

Monday 30 September - Tuesday 1 October

SEPTEMBER LTL

HMT

Ray Mears LTS

LTS

Kathryn Williams

Monday 30 September

Friday 20 September

Spooky Men's Chorale

LTS

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story LTL

Sunday 5 October

Vikki Stone

Sunday 29 September

Jason Manford Sunday 1 September

MH

Ali Cook

Mark Thomas Thursday 19 September

MH

MH

Hairspray

John Edward

Saturday 28 September

Ed Byrne

50+ Festival Final Festival Concert

Wednesday 18 September

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Saturday 24 August

Sunday 15 September Monday 16 - Saturday 21 September

Room on the Broom

LTL

Kieran Goss

LTL

MH LTL

Nina Nesbitt Within this Dust (Smallpetitklein)

Corporalis (Retina Dance Company) Sunday 20 October Monday 21 October

LTS

MH MH HMT MH

Sean Lock LTL

Translunar Paradise

LTS

Thursday 31 October & Satruday 2 November

HMT

Thursday 31 October

LTL

Wizniewski/Stevenson: New Focus

NOVEMBER Friday 1 November

HMT

Don Giovanni Unwrapped

PPP: Saint One Tuesday 22 October

Wednesday 30 October

Don Giovanni

James & the Giant Peach

Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 October

LTL

Fabric (Duka Dance)

Scottish Ensemble

Tuesday 22 October

HMT

Henning Wehn

The Hollies

Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 October

Jack Dee

Tuesday 15 October

Tom Stade Saturday 19 October

AT A GLANCE

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LTS

Friday 1 November

MH

Al Murray 53


Friday 1 - Sunday 3 November

LTL

Sound & Vision Weekend

Tuesday 12 November

Saturday 2 November

MH

Fiddlers’ Rally

Tuesday 12 November

MH

Fascinating Aïda

Wednesday 13 November

MH

Thursday 14 November

America meets Scotland in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Brit Floyd

Monday 4 November

Daniel Sloss

Thursday 14 November

LTL

Public Service Broadcasting

Friday 15 November MH

Culture Café: Sean Shibe Thursday 7 - Saturday 16 November

HMT MH

Sunday 17 November

Friday 8 November

Go West, Hue & Cry and The Christians

MH

Ceilidh with Shindig

Sunday 17 November

Friday 8 November

Gary Lucas - Touched by Grace

LTL

Monday 18 - Saturday 23 November

Dave Spikey MH

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Sunday 10 November

MH

Aberdeen Sinfonietta Sunday 10 November

LTL

Turin Brakes Monday 11 November

MH

Benjamin Grosvenor Monday 11 November

Sweet Baboo 54

LTL

MH

Tuesday 26 -Saturday 30 November Wednesday 27 November Thursday 28 November

MH

Friday 29 November

LTL

Saturday 30 November - Sunday 5 January 2014 Saturday 30 November

MH

Saturday 30 November Saturday 30 November - Tuesday 24 December

HMT MH LTL LTS

LTL

Sunday 1 December

MH

LTL

John Smith

60s Gold - 50th Anniversary Show LTL

Wednesday 4 December

MH

Evening Express Carol Concert

Hells Bells MH

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday 4 December

LTL

Horse MH

Friday 6 December

Sunday 8 December

Tuesday 21 January - Saturday 8 February 2014

LTL

Saturday 14 December Saturday 14 December Sunday 15 December

MH LTL MH

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Concert Tuesday 17 December

MH

Aberdeen Choral Society - The Messiah Thursday 19 December

MH

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Friday 20 December

MH

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

LTL

Steve Hughes

HMT - His Majesty’s Theatre. MH - Music Hall. LTL - The Lemon Tree Lounge. LTS - The Lemon Tree Studio. PPP - A play, a pie and a pint.

Monday 23 December

MH MH

One Night of Queen Tuesday 31 December

MH

Hogmanay Concert Tuesday 31 December

LTL

Rock N Roll Hogmanay with By Hook or By Crook

One Night In Vienna Johann Strauss Gala

Monday 27 January 2014

HMT

Wednesday 26 February 2014

HMT

MARCH 2014 Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 March 2014

MH

Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 April 2014 MH

Vampires Rock HMT

Rambert Saturday 15 February 2014

HMT

HMT

Chariots of Fire Monday 14 April 2014

MH

Benjamin Grosvenor with Escher Quartet

MAY 2014 Monday 5 - Saturday 10 May 2014

HMT

Happy Days

Rent in concert Saturday 15 February 2014

HMT

Annie

APRIL 2014

Wednesday 12 - Friday 14 February 2014

HMT

Nabucco

FEBRUARY 2014 Saturday 1 February 2014

MH

Mike + the Mechanics

MH

Monday 19 - Saturday 24 May 2014

HMT

Ultimate Rhythm & Blues - 50th Anniversary Tour

Tonight's the Night - the Rod Stewart Musical

Monday 17 February 2014

MH

Tuesday 27 – Saturday 31 May 2014

MH

JUNE 2014

The Circus of Horrors Tuesday 18 - Wednesday 19 February 2014

Thursday 12 & Saturday 14 June 2014

Wednesday - Saturday 22 February 2014

Madama Butterfly

HMT

Friday 13 June 2014

Hello, Dolly! Friday 21 - Sunday 23 February 2014

MH LTL

Monday 24 - Tuesday 25 February 2014

Aida

HMT

HMT HMT

Madama Butterfly Unwrapped Tuesday 17 - Saturday 28 June 2014

The Singing Kettle - Magic Wishing Well

HMT

Dial M for Murder

Ready Steady Cook

Andrew Lawrence: There is No Escape MH

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Benjamin Grosvenor with Maxwell Quartet

Friday 21 February 2014

JANUARY 2014 Friday 10 January 2014

HMT

Ghost

Christmas Ceilidh with Shindig MH

Friday 17 January 2014

Wee Hansel & Gretel

Saturday 21 December

SEPTEMBER Sunday 1 December

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland

MH

A Million Miles Away HMT

MH

Grampian Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert

The Bloody Marys Christmas Stocking

Hugh Cornwell LTL

Sunday 8 December

Wednesday 15 - Saturday 18 January 2014

Hansel & Gretel

Aberdeen Music Centre Christmas Concerts MH

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Friday 22 November

Sunday 24 November

MH

Cinderella MH

LTL

James Grant

Ceilidh with Clachan Yell

Slade & Sweet

Saturday 23 November

LTL

Aberdeen Singing Chorus

Leo Houlding: From the Amazon to Antarctica

Friday 22 November

MH

Culture Café: Carol Ann Duffy LTL

A Passionate Woman Thursday 21 November

Tuesday 26 November

Saturday 7 December

Alabama 3

PPP: Guilty

Ardal O'Hanlon

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Saturday 9 November

LTL

Hayseed Dixie Saturday 16 November

LTL

Eddi Reader

Craig Campbell Friday 15 November

Finzean in the Rain Thursday 7 November

LTL

Robyn Hitchcock

Monday 4 November

Sunday 24 November

The South

Walter Trout

Sunday 3 November

Wednesday 6 November

MH

Capercaillie

AT A GLANCE

AT A GLANCE

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HMT

West Side Story

JULY 2014 Monday 7 - Saturday 12 July 2014

HMT

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Opening hours The Music Hall is open from 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and for evening performances, opens about 45 minutes before the show starts. Enjoy our bars, a café, corporate hospitality facilities and a box office, which has a separate Union Street entrance and is open from 9.30am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, and re-opens at 6.30pm on show nights.

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Opening times HMT is open from 9.30am Monday to Saturday and on Sundays we open if there is a performance on, please check productions for details. Front-of-house facilities include a restaurant, a café bar, stunning corporate hospitality facilities and a box office in the glass foyer.

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About our venues We welcome you to our venues and hope that your visit is perfect! If you would like to comment, compliment or tell us how we can improve our services then let us know, by completing our Praise or Problem Cards, speaking to a member of staff or emailing feedback@aberdeenperformingarts.com

His Majesty’s Theatre

Parking and wheelchair access Car parking is available at a special reduced rate at Bon Accord Harriet Street car park, (see back page for details). Further parking available at Denburn car park and Chapel Street. There is disabled parking on Union Terrace and outside Aberdeen Art Gallery on Schoolhill. Level access is available through the Donald Entrance on Rosemount Viaduct. There is also a drop-off point in front of the theatre.

Sound enhancement There is an infra-red system for hearing impaired customers. Headsets for volume control or necklace-type receivers (for use with hearing aids) are available from customer service staff in the foyer.

Access Our venues are designed to be as accessible as possible. We have an access guide with full details of all facilities available online, by email or at our box offices. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in our venues, and our box offices are fitted with induction loop systems. If you have any special access requirements please inform the box office team on 01224 641122 or get in touch via email: tickets@boxofficeaberdeen.com

Public transport Most buses come along Union Street. Aberdeen Railway Station is just a few minutes walk from all our venues. For information visit firstgroup.com

Children We welcome all children of all ages, unless a specific performance has an age restriction. Children under two go free as long as they are seated on your knee! If children or babies disturb a performance, we can ask that you leave to be fair to other customers and the performers.

Photography and recording Photography, sound and video recording are not allowed during any performance.

Latecomers The performance spaces open half an hour before the start time; if you are late, you will have to wait to be seated, which may be at the interval.

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Signed, lip reading and audio-described performances

Certain performances are British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted and/or audio described. Seats are reserved for lip readers at the BSL performance and deaf customers for up to four weeks before the performance. Look out for these symbols in the brochure.

Pre/Post show chat

Ticket Information

Music Hall Car parking is available at a reduced rate at Bon Accord Harriet Street car park. Further parking is available in Golden Square and Chapel Street (multi-storey). Disabled parking is available in Golden Square and South Silver Street. A wheelchair lift is situated in the Box Office entrance, or level access is gained by ringing the doorbell at the first door on Golden Square.

Buy your tickets securely and safely at a time that suits you.

Over The Phone

Deaf alerter

A Deaf Alerter fire alarm warning and messaging system is installed for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Tel: 01224 641122 - Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 6pm Lines can get busy but calls are answered in the order received, as quickly as possible.

Refreshments

In Person

Enjoy a leisurely drink in our Concert Bar, which offers drinks half-an-hour before the performance and at the interval. Interval drinks may be pre-ordered. Tea and coffee are also available.

Car parking is available at a reduced rate at Bon Accord Harriet Street car park. Further parking is available at West North Street car park. Level access is available via Shoe Lane by ringing the doorbell.

Private hospitality room also available Email: restaurant@aberdeenperformingarts.com Tel: 01224 337677

Online boxofficeaberdeen.com

An infra-red sound enhancement system (supported by BT and Aberdeen Choral Society) is available for customers with impaired hearing. Headsets or necklacetype receivers (for use with hearing aids) are available from customer service staff in the foyer.

Refreshments

The restaurant is located upstairs from the Box Office in the Donald entrance. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a la carte and pre-theatre menus with a strong focus on fresh and simple classic dishes. Drop in to the café bar for coffee and cake, a light lunch or a snack. Reserve your restaurant table direct with the box office when buying HMT tickets or direct at the number below.

Your support is vital to deliver our ambitious vision for the future.

Sound enhancement

The Lemon Tree

1906 Restaurant and Café

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it...

Parking and wheelchair access

PSC indicates a pre or post-show chat with cast or creative team is available at one or more performances. Please contact box office for more details. Enjoy a drink in our stalls or dress circle bars, which are open 45 minutes before performances. Interval drinks can be pre-ordered. Tea and coffee are also available.

Thank you for your support

HMT & Music Hall Box Office - Mon to Sat 9.30am to 6pm For that personal touch visit our Box Offices, which are open late on performance nights. The Lemon Tree Box Office opens 30 minutes before the performance start time.

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Parking and wheelchair access

Refreshments

The Lemon Tree provides refreshment before, during and after performances in both the Lounge and Studio. However the bar may be closed throughout a performance at the performer’s request. Kate's Bar is located on the first floor next to The Lemon Tree Studio and is open before performances and during intervals for drinks.

Purchase and print your tickets at home for selected shows at APA venues.

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U16+A BAL

Age Restrictions Recommended age guidance. U16+A BAL - Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult, balcony seating only. APA FRIENDS Discounts available.

RT - RUNNING TIME Please note all running times are approximate. We have made every effort to ensure that the information in this brochure is correct but it is subject to change. Latest listing information can be found online, and remember that casts are subject to availability and can change. All discounts are subject to availability and exclude the balcony at HMT and certain days of the week. All ticket prices printed relate to bookings made in advance of the performance. Occasionally event promoters request an increase in price for any tickets purchased at the venue directly before the performance. Please contact the box office for further details.

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Groups & Schools Welcome

The more the merrier as far as we are concerned, discounts are available for groups of 8+. Book early to get the best seats and discounts – some shows feature much greater discounts if you confirm and pay for your tickets earlier - email groups@aberdeenperformingarts.com or call 01224 337605 to speak to our groups team for more details. GROUPS 8+

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If you are a student, under 16, over 60, disabled or companion, job seeking or a Young Scot you may be entitled to reduced price tickets – remember to ask. Standby tickets are subject to availability at £11 inc. bf for some HMT shows (maximum of two per booking, eligible concession holders only – can be withdrawn at any time). £1 of the ticket cost for this show will go towards the APA Restoration Fund, the current priority of which is to improve the seating in our three venues. Where booking fees apply they are shown as inc. bf and are included in the ticket price. CONCESSIONS

Bring the best nationally and internationally renowned • companies to Aberdeen Nurture the next generation of artistic talent coming out of • the North East • Grow our flourishing young peoples theatre company Offer transformational opportunities for young people and • communities to participate in the arts • Create and commission unique, home grown productions Invest in our stunning cultural venues, the Music Hall, The • Lemon Tree and His Majesty’s Theatre To get involved contact Lauren Taylor, Sales and Marketing Manager, Aberdeen Performing Arts. Tel: 01224 337640 or email lauren.taylor@aberdeenperformingarts.com

THANKS TO THESE COMPANIES FOR SUPPORT DURING THE REDEVELOPMENT OF HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE:

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Prime Sponsor Aberdeen Solicitors’ Property Centre

Other Formats This brochure is available in BSL on our website, on CD or in large print. Please call 01224 337642.

Accessible Performances We’re committed to making our shows as accessible as possible. For information on Signed, Captioned, Audio Described and other accessible shows please visit boxofficeaberdeen.com, or call 01224 641122.

The Press and Journal

Shell U.K. Limited

Keep Your Tickets In A Safe Place Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable but may sometimes be exchanged up to 24 hours before the date of the performance. Please put your tickets in a safe place! Lost tickets can only be reprinted on the night for reserved seated performances. Please note exchanges or ticket reprinting is subject to an admin fee of £2 per ticket (to a maximum £10 per booking).

Major Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Key Sponsor Qdos

Key Sponsor Rizza’s of Huntly

Honorary Friend Robertson Construction Eastern Ltd

Honorary Friend ExxonMobil

THANKS TO THESE COMPANIES FOR THEIR SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT Anderson Anderson & Brown • Aberdeen Harbour • ASPC • Belhaven • Capture • Core • Duncan and Todd • ENI Saipem • Evening Express • Grampian Police Federation • Kudos Financial Services • Lloyd’s Register • MAC • Red Spider • SPEX • Strategic Resources 59


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OTHER FORMATS • Pre-theatre tea • Afternoon functions • Private Murder Mystery dinners • Panto package • Special events •

a date to remember To book call 01224 337677 or book online at boxofficeaberdeen.com

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a charity registered in Scotland, No: SC033733

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Did you know our brochure is available in BSL on our website, CD and large print. For information on signed, captioned, audio described and other accessible shows please scan this QR code or visit boxofficeaberdeen.com or call 01224 641122.

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