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SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2013


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Discover... FRESHLY SQUEEZED.....................................................................................................PAGE 4 SINGER-SONGWRITERS ...............................................................................................PAGE 6 BANDS.............................................................................................................................PAGE 9 NEW MUSIC...................................................................................................................PAGE 13 ROOTS............................................................................................................................PAGE 15 TRIBUTE & PARTY BANDS..........................................................................................PAGE 17 COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD .......................................................................................PAGE 20 DANCE...........................................................................................................................PAGE 24 THEATRE.......................................................................................................................PAGE 27 FAMILY ...........................................................................................................................PAGE 31 AT A GLANCE...............................................................................................................PAGE 34 INFO...............................................................................................................................PAGE 36 Supported by

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THE LEMON TREE IS 21 THIS YEAR SO WE’VE COME UP WITH 21 REASONS TO READ ON...

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FRESHLY SQUEEZED ...hot and tipped for the top

Monday 11 November

doors 7.30pm

SWEET BABOO Sweet Baboo aka Stephen Black is a single minded, idiosyncratic singer possessing an ear for sparkling melody and a gift for a deft lyrical turn – from darkly funny to piercingly tender, twinkling boastful to deliciously self-deprecating. “It’s like a beefier Belle & Sebastian rubbing shoulders with mid-‘90s Blur” Q (★★★★) £7.70 Lounge (STANDING) 4

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Monday 9 September

doors 7.30pm

ATHLETES IN PARIS Athletes In Paris’ idiosyncratic, danceable indie-pop sound is induced by two drummers, chanted gang-vocals and frantic guitar-work. Lead single Borrowed Time took the band to wider audiences with airplay and live sessions on BBC 6 Music, XFM and Amazing Radio. "Brilliantly, Genuinely, Really Good" Shaun Keaveny (BBC 6 Music) £6.60 Lounge (STANDING)

Sunday 1 December

Thursday 10 October

doors 7.30pm

EMILY BARKER & THE RED CLAY HALO Australian Emily Barker with her band The Red Clay Halo blends classical, rock, country and folk influences to stunning effect. She performed at the London 2012 Opening Ceremony and wrote the award winning themes to hit BBC dramas Wallander and The Shadow Line. “A gorgeous, sincere voice that grabs you and won’t let go” The Sun SFTW £13.20 Lounge (SEATED)

doors 7.30pm

JOHN SMITH John Smith’s musical destiny was cast in his early life, informed in no small part by the records his father chose to play during family gatherings at their West Country fishing village home. Recently, John Smith had a revelation. He realized that all he really wants to do is write the songs that other people will want to sing along to. “Staggeringly good” Acoustic £8.80 Lounge (SEATED)

FRESHLY SQUEEZED

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SINGER/ SONGWRITER ...waxing lyrical

Tuesday 15 October

doors 7.30pm

NINA NESBITT In many ways, Nina Nesbitt is a typical teen. She thinks about boys and growing up, mistakes made and lessons learnt, while watching the world change around her. But behind the bright blonde mane and the soft Scottish brogue is an 18 year old with extraordinary talent. Nesbitt doesn’t just brood about typical teen issues, she sets them, bewitchingly, to song. £11 Lounge (STANDING) 6

SINGER/SONGWRITER


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Thursday 3 October

doors 8pm

Tuesday 8 October

doors 7.30pm

EMMA’S IMAGINATION

KATHRYN WILLIAMS

After several years busking on the streets of Glasgow, Emma stumbled across a queue of people auditioning for Must Be The Music (Sky’s ‘real’ version of X Factor). She joined the queue and went on to win the competition. She subsequently secured a record deal with Universal Music and scored 2 Top 10 Singles and a Top 15 album. £11 Lounge (SEATED)

Drawing from a wide range of influences, her songs were once described by Word magazine as ‘emotional stealth bombing at it’s most devastating’. In this current tour she will be performing some new material from her 10th studio album Crown Electric, which will be released in the last quarter of 2013. £17.60 Lounge (SEATED)

Wednesday 6 November

Wednesday 13 November

doors 7.30pm

doors 7.30pm

RODDY HART & THE LONESOME FIRE

ROBYN HITCHCOCK

Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire is the eponymous debut album from one of Scotland’s most industrious and respected bands. Roddy has spent the last few years building a formidable sixpiece band to produce an album of epic proportions: dark, brooding and atmospheric, but shot through with moments of beauty and hope. £8.80 Lounge (SEATED)

His new album came out in March to rave reviews and Robyn celebrated his 60th birthday with a sold-out show at Village Underground in May. He will be playing at the ATP Deerhunter and Glastonbury this summer. "Hitchcock continues on a roll" Q (★★★★) £16.50 Lounge (SEATED)

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Saturday 30 November

doors 7pm

doors 7.30pm

HUGH CORNWELL

HORSE

WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAVID FORD

Horse is iconic: simply unique with a breathtaking stagecraft. The audience become absorbed as part of the ‘Horse’ show, sharing in her energy and delight. People find her music moving and uplifting. This year marks the 20th anniversary of her second album – Gods Home Movie and fittingly, in this special year, the new release HOME, described as being her best album yet.

Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK’s finest song-writing talents and accomplished live performers. As the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British rock band The Stranglers, he has enjoyed massive UK and European success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into the musical psyche. £22 Lounge (SEATED)

Sunday 8 December

doors 7.30pm

JAMES GRANT Widely regarded as one of the best singer songwriters and performers in the business, James will play an array of his classic songs from the eighties through the noughties and beyond. This is music from the heart that will stir the soul. "Songwriting at its zenith" MOJO £13.75 Lounge (SEATED) 8

Wednesday 4 December

£17.60

Lounge (STANDING)

.L ISTEN .P LAY .D ISCOVER N ORTH E AST S COTLAND ' S M USIC P ORTAL

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BANDS ...BIG noise, BIG sound, BIG bands

Wednesday 21 August

doors 7.30pm

WE ARE THE IN CROWD We Are The In Crowd know that they have a lot to prove with the release of their first full-length album, Best Intentions - and that’s exactly what they thrive on. The challenges of being on the road for months at a time, of meeting the expectations of their fans and themselves - these are all hurdles this young band are ready to tackle head on.

£13.20

BANDS

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Sunday 1 September

doors 7.30pm

Friday 20 September

doors 7.30pm

SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE

GERRY JABLONSKI & THE ELECTRIC BAND

Big, bold, bible-black, bilious...the Spooky Men's Chorale has been hammering hapless audiences for more than a decade. The Spookies seek to commentate on the absurdity and grandeur of the modern male armed only with their voices, a sly collection of hats, their facial hair, and a twinkle in the eye. £17.60 Lounge (SEATED)

Since their debut eponymous album in 2009 Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band have taken the world of blues-rock by storm both in the UK and across mainland Europe. This time British Blues Guitarist of the year nominee Gerry Jablonski returns to The Lemon Tree with his high octane Electric Band to launch their eagerly anticipated third album. £8.80 Lounge (STANDING)

Saturday 12 October

Thursday 17 October

doors 7.30pm

doors 7.30pm

GREGORZ KUPCZYK'S CETI ALBUM LAUNCH

THE PIGEON DETECTIVES

Fat Hippy Records presents legendary Polish metal singer Grzegorz Kupczyk's CETI on the launch tour for the UK release of their album Ghost Of The Universe Behind The Black Curtain. With support from label mates and kings of Scottish thrash metal, the mighty Thrashist Regime, this will be an epic event! £8.80 Lounge (STANDING)

The Pigeon Detectives return to their perch as one of the key bands of the late-00s indie-rock boom, with a new album, full headline UK tour and punchy new single Animal. Infectious choruses, instant sing-a-long appeal and an indie dancefloor foot stomp that can be heard a mile away makes them firm favourites on the live circuit. £15.40 Lounge (STANDING)

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BANDS


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Sunday 27 October

doors 7pm

THE WEDDING PRESENT HIT PARADE TOUR

Monday 4 November

doors 7.30pm

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING

In 1992, the band equalled Elvis Presley’s record for scoring the most top 30 hits in 12 months. They did this by releasing limited edition 7" singles, monthly from January to December. They will be playing all the a-sides of The Hit Parade on their upcoming UK tour this autumn along with a sprinkling of their other landmark works. £19.80 Lounge (STANDING)

PSB's uniquely spell-binding live AV Transmissions see them weave samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics, as they teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future - beaming our past back at us through vintage TV sets and state of the art video projection devices. £13.20 Lounge (STANDING)

Sunday 10 November

Sunday 24 November

doors 7.30pm

TURIN BRAKES Following the release of the album Outbursts in 2010 and sell out anniversary tour in 2011, the Turin Brakes duo of Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian along with long time band members Rob Allum (drums), and Eddie Myer (bass) will be playing a full band set of songs from their 10 year career and one or two new ones from their forthcoming album. £22 Lounge (STANDING)

BANDS

doors 7pm

THE SOUTH Formed in 1988 The Beautiful South had a string of hit singles such as Old Red Eyes Is Back, Rotterdam, Don't Marry Her, Perfect 10 and A Little Time. Dave Hemingway and Ali Wheeler, lead singers with the band - along with departed songwriter Paul Heaton – were having too much fun to get out the pipe and slippers, and so The South was formed. £22 Lounge (STANDING)

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Saturday 7 December

doors 8pm

ALABAMA 3 2013 finds Alabama 3 in a sombre and reflective mood as they announce their next UK tour in December 2013, the week after James Gandolfini has died. Woke Up This Morning is inseparable from The Sopranos as it grew into the nation’s consciousness and hearts along with the series. "The best live band in the country" The Guardian

£19.80

Lounge (STANDING)

From little acorns…

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NEW MUSIC

...sounds sensational

Friday 25 October

doors 8.30pm

SOUND PRESENTS

AL-KINDI ENSEMBLE Created in 1983 by Julien Jâlal Eddine Weiss, French and Swiss musician and qânun virtuoso (oriental zyther), the Al-Kindi Ensemble is currently rated among the best formations devoted to classical Arab music, owing to the quality of its interpretations and to the rigor and respect with which it has built upon the classical musical traditions of the near and middle east. In association with the University of Aberdeen £8.80 Studio

NEW MUSIC

Thursday 31 October

doors 7.30pm

WIZNIEWSKI/ STEVENSON: NEW FOCUS IN ASSOCIATION WITH JAZZ AT THE BLUE LAMP Glasgow based saxophonist Konrad Wizniewski joins forces with fellow Scottish compatriot pianist/arranger Euan Stevenson in launching their award winning, genre-bending musical adventure New Focus which combines traditional jazz quartet with string quartet to devastating effect. £11 Lounge (SEATED) 13


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SOUND & VISION WEEKEND Friday 1 November starts 7.30pm

£8.80 Studio

JOBY BURGESS POWERPLANT Internationally acclaimed percussionist Joby Burgess brings us Powerplant, an inspiring collaboration with sound designer Matthew Fairclough and visual artist Kathy Hinde. In a lavish audio feast the worlds of minimalism and electronica collide as Powerplant present landmark music by Steve Reich, Gabriel Prokofiev, Graham Fitkin and more..

Friday 1 November starts 9.30pm

£8.80 Lounge (SEATED)

APOLLO SAXOPHONE QUARTET Journey Across The Impossible (Music with Silent Film) The Apollo Saxophone Quartet have handpicked a series of short films, many from the early experimental days of film in the early 1900s, and set them to original scores which bring these quirky, thought provoking, often bizarre films to light in a way that extends and enhances their original meaning, making it relevant to a 21st century audience.

Saturday 2 November starts 7.30pm

£8.80 Studio

MANHIGH US Airforce test pilot, Joseph Kittinger's death defying leap from the edge of space remains one of the pinnacles of mans' achievements in space exploration. Iconic film footage of his fall to earth has been recut to create an intense and powerful work for ensemble and film created by Scottish composers Stephen Deazley and Martin Parker and video artist Andy McGregor.

Saturday 2 November starts 9.30pm

£8.80 Lounge (SEATED)

LEAFCUTTER JOHN John Burton has graced the planet with his remarkable contributions to electronic, folk and experimental music since experimenting with an old computer he originally bought to write his Art School dissertation. Since then he's released 5 critically acclaimed albums which combine elements of music-concrete and electro-acoustic music with voice and guitar work.

Sunday 3 November starts 2.30pm

£8.80 Studio

INVISIBLEARTS with Andrew Lewis and Lucy Kendra invisibleARTS, a group of Scottish composers specialising in acousmatic music present a collection of audio works, rich in imagery, featuring new work by Pippa Murphy, Alistair MacDonald, Nick Virgo, Pete Stollery and Robert Dow. The group welcomes two creators of audiovisual work, Lucy Kendra and Andrew Lewis, to perform his dyslexia-inspired work Lexicon.

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ROOTS ...digging deep

Tuesday 5 November

doors 8pm

POKEY LAFARGE Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, innovator and preservationist, whose talents has placed him at the forefront of American music. Winning the hearts of music lovers across the globe with his creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing, all while writing original songs that ring true to that period in spirit and sound.

ÂŁ15.40

ROOTS

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Saturday 14 September

doors 7.30pm

Wednesday 9 October

doors 7.30pm

KIERAN GOSS

SETH LAKEMAN

Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss’s music has won him fans across the globe. But if his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines. “The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs are sheer quality. The encores were genuine, but only because the man is too.” The Irish Times

WITH SPECIAL GUEST

£9.90

Friday 15 November

Lounge (SEATED)

doors 7.30pm

HAYSEED DIXIE Performing the complete 2001 AC/DC album plus a set of audience requests. If we've recorded it, and somebody yells it loud enough, we'll play it. If we haven't recorded it yet, and somebody yells it loud enough, we might give it a go. Join Hayseed Dixie in getting stark raving plastered. £17.60 Lounge (STANDING) 16

LISBEE STAINTON

Seth has released six albums including 2005’s Mercurynominated Kitty Jay through to his latest album, Tales from the Barrel House, which confirms Seth’s innate knack for writing both foot-stomping, sing-along songs and more tender, thoughtful ballads. His fiddle and guitar playing is often breathtaking and Seth’s trademark, soaring vocals are as beguiling and haunting as ever. £21.45 Lounge (SEATED)

Sunday 17 November

doors 7.30pm

GARY LUCAS TOUCHED BY GRACE World-class guitarist, Grammy-nominated songwriter, and composer for film and TV, Gary Lucas talks about his new book Touched By Grace: My Time with Jeff Buckley, as well as performing a solo set featuring songs from his many musical collaborations. "One of the best and most original guitarists in America...a modern guitar miracle” (Rolling Stone) £11 Lounge (SEATED)

ROOTS


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TRIBUTE & PARTY BANDS ...a crackin’night out

Saturday 28 December

time t.b.c.

THE COMPLETE STONE ROSES The Complete Stone Roses are now one of the UK’s most well-known and successful tribute bands. Selling out venues across the UK and Ireland regularly, they have helped to carry on the music of one of the UK’s most influential bands - the Stone Roses who played a pivotal role in the history of the UK’s indie music scene. £t.b.c. Lounge (STANDING)

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Saturday 17 August

doors 7pm

Celebrate the glory days of Aberdeen’s University Union: Aitken Hall, Main Hall/Sivells, Neill Lounge, Red Lounge and Dungeon all under one roof – The Lemon Tree – for one night only. A fantastic line-up with voice of Ultravox, Midge Ure & his band; ‘80s icon Toyah Willcox; Brooklyn’s DJ Ayres and Blues’n’Trouble “best white blues band in the world” (BB King). £44 Lounge (STANDING)

doors 8pm

FUNK CONNECTION Continuing Aberdeen's tradition of large and horny soul and funk tribute bands. From Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5 and James Brown to the Temptations, Sister Sledge and Chic, their musical influence is drawn from Funk and Soul classics that fill the dance floors of every venue they play. Get down on the dance floor and don’t miss the chance to boogie down memory lane.

£11 18

doors 7.30pm

MACFLOYD

ABERDEEN RE:UNION 2013

Saturday 21 September

Saturday 7 September

Lounge (STANDING)

MacFloyd return to The Lemon Tree to perform over 2 hours of Pink Floyd classics featuring a selection of the best tracks from the albums Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Meddle up to the more recent Division Bell. The fans are in for a real treat of 60s and 70s psychedelia, progressive rock and some of the greatest tracks ever released by Pink Floyd. All supported by the obligatory lights and lasers bonanza. £14.30 Lounge (STANDING)

Saturday 5 October

doors 8pm

THE CHANDELIERS & TARGET 5 Formed in late 2009, The Chandeliers are a 14-legged groove machine playing the best in classic soul, ska, blues and rock n roll. “If you want something cool, fun and different from your normal run of the mill band, The Chandeliers are something really special” Audience member

£6.60

Lounge (STANDING)

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Friday 22 November

doors 7.30pm

HELLS BELLS

doors 8pm

THE BLOODY MARYS’

Hells Bells are a long established and ever popular fixture on The Lemon Tree listings. They are a top class AC/DC tribute who have performed all over the UK, Europe and the Middle East. If you love AC/DC then you’ll love their high energy performance – a show not to be missed. “Never go on after Hells Bells, they’re lethal!” Don Airey of Deep Purple

£16.50

Saturday 14 December

Lounge (STANDING)

Tuesday 31 December

doors 8pm

CHRISTMAS STOCKING The fabulous trio break out the suspenders, boas and glitter for a special Christmas gig, parading their take on Abba, Take That and the Rocky Horror Picture show all over the place. Come along to The Lemon Tree for some more festive nonsense from Aberdeen’s finest and funniest tribute act. £16.50 Lounge (STANDING)

Saturday 18 January

doors 7.30pm

ROCK N ROLL HOGMANAY WITH

MOVING PICTURES - RUSH TRIBUTE

Aberdeen's high energy rock and metal covers band are back for a second Hogmanay at The Lemon Tree. It’s the place to be if you love Rock 'n' Roll, Metal, Punk or just music itself. Expect to hear Metallica, Guns N Roses, Nirvana, Led-Zeppelin, The Sex Pistols, Rage Against The Machine, The Foo Fighters plus many more. £11 Lounge (STANDING)

A welcome return for this trio from Edinburgh performing over two hours of select classics from Rush's early repertoire, using an array of authentic instruments. A fine tribute to the iconic Canadian band best known for its musicianship, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. £13.20 Lounge (STANDING)

BY HOOK OR BY CROOK

TRIBUTE & PARTY BANDS

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COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD ...fasten your seat belts

Friday 27 September

starts 7pm

MORGAN & WEST - TIME TRAVELLING MAGICIANS Great Scott! Victorian magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as this pair of temporal tricksters bring a show brimming over with baffling magic and unparalleled precognitive powers. ÂŁ13.20 Studio

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Wednesday 18 September

starts 8pm

MARK THOMAS

Sunday 29 September

starts 7pm

ALI COOK

100 ACTS OF MINOR DISSENT

PRINCIPLES AND DECEPTIONS

Mark Thomas is well versed in the art of creative mayhem and over the years his troublemaking has changed laws, cost companies millions and annoyed those who most deserved to be. Mark sets himself the task of committing 100 Acts of Minor Dissent in the space of a year, cataloguing everything from the smallest and silliest gesture to the grandest confrontations. £16.50 Lounge (SEATED)

Star of Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV1), Dirty Tricks (Channel 4), Monkey Magic (Five), Psychic Secrets Revealed with Derren Brown (Five) and the darkly twisted Jerry@Trick sketch show with Jerry Sadowitz (Five). Ali Cook returns with his own brand of aweinspiring magic and breathtaking illusion. Expect to be genuinely amazed. £13.20 Studio

Wednesday 2 October

Thursday 3 October

starts 7pm

starts 7.30pm

MATT RICHARDSON

JAMES ACASTER

HOMETOWN HERO

LAWNMOWER

Winner - Best New Show - Leicester Comedy Festival. Following appearances on MTV, E4, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 2’s Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour, Matt takes his much anticipated debut tour on the road to a hometown near you. “Poised to become the next bright young sensation of comedy” The Guardian £11 Studio

COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD

Low key stand up from an angular young man. James Acaster embarks on his 3rd UK tour and a whole host of topics are about to get what they’ve got coming to them. Frankly, it’s about high time someone gave it to them the way they’re about to get it. “One of the sharpest comic minds to have emerged in recent years” Guardian £13.20 Studio 21


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Saturday 5 October

starts 7pm

Friday 18 October

starts 8pm

VICKY STONE

MARCEL LUCONT

DEFINITELY

GALLIC SYMBOL

After her smash hit, sell-out Edinburgh show, comedian, singer and musician Vikki Stone embarks on her debut UK tour. Expect an explosive show full of hilarious stand-up, songs, and silliness! As seen on ITV2's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here... Now, ITV1's This Morning and That Sunday Night Show, BBC3's Britain In Bed and Most Annoying People. £14.30 Studio

Witty, acerbic, magniloquent Frenchman seeks willing, intelligent audience for fun, adventure, maybe something more. Must have own underwear, socks and breath but be prepared to have these charmed off, laughed off and taken away respectively. Winner of the Amused Moose Laughter Award 2012 and Perth Fringeworld Best Comedy Show. £14.30 Lounge (SEATED)

Saturday 19 October

Wednesday 30 October

doors 8pm

TOM STADE TOTALLY ROCKS Join this “part devil, part dude” (Scotsman) as he shares his refreshingly laid-back and unconventional ethos on life; playfully leading audiences into a world where there are no boundaries, and anything goes. A rollicking, carefree show that is quintessential Tom Stade; brilliantly mischievous and packed with sharp and inventive observations. £17.60 Lounge (SEATED) 22

starts 8pm

HENNING WEHN HENNING KNOWS BESTEST German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn is a fountain of knowledge. There’s no shortcut to success, hard work will eventually pay off and there is no shame in paying tax. But what he knows bestest is that his comedy shows are a guaranteed success. Either he’s funny or he confirms a national stereotype. It’s a win-win situation. Wunderbar! £14.85 Lounge (SEATED)

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Friday 8 November

starts 7.30pm

Thursday 14 November

starts 8pm

DAVE SPIKEY

DANIEL SLOSS

Inspired by the vagaries of the English language, this hilarious new show examines many of life’s situations where words really don’t come easy. These include tongue-tied parents explaining the facts of life, ridiculous newspaper stories, magazine poems, adolescent chat-up lines, and an extended selection of song lyrics that range from the lazy through surreal to the ridiculous.

The new, hilarious show from comedy’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning half-man-half-Xbox, direct from his 6th consecutive sold out Edinburgh Fringe and hot on the heels of a massive year of live touring, television appearances and his debut DVD release. “Hysterical… A stunning show of observational humour” Sunday Express

£19.25

£14.85

Thursday 21 November

STAND-UP

Lounge (SEATED)

starts 8pm

LEO HOULDING FROM THE AMAZON TO ANTARTIC If modern British adventure has a face, it looks a lot like Leo Houlding. A climbing prodigy who started by scaling the Old Man of Hoy at just ten years old, 31-year-old Leo has climbed the most difficult and highest mountains in the world. In search of ever greater adventure, 2012 took Leo to the wildest, least accessible and most contrasting corners of the globe. £15.40 Lounge (SEATED)

COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD

Lounge (SEATED)

Friday 6 December

starts 8pm

STEVE HUGHES WHILE ITS STILL LEGAL The sublime Australian comic and ex heavy-metal drummer returns to UK shores to embark upon his second solo tour. This brand new show features more thoughtful, outspoken social commentary courtesy of a masterful, erudite and provocative performer. Laid-back, effortless charm and caustic antiestablishment humour from a truly unique, world class performer. £16.50 Lounge (SEATED) 23


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DANCE ...we’ve got the moves

Saturday 19 October

CORPORALIS

starts 7.pm

- RETINA DANCE COMPANY

A vibrant dance performance featuring Retina’s trademark physicality in a dynamic environment, Corporalis explores how the body responds to its environment, colour, texture, soundscape and visual stimuli. £9.35 Studio 24

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Friday 11 October

starts 7pm

DANCELIVE FESTIVAL LAUNCH INSIGHTS SHOWCASE The work of recent graduates within dance, choreography, physical theatre and performing arts. Pony Dance – Anybody Waitin’ Funny, brilliant, light hearted and generally a barrel of laughs, ponydance are the pioneers of comedy dance theatre. £9.35 Lounge & Studio

Tuesday 15 October

starts 7pm

WITHIN THIS DUST SMALLPETITKLEIN Within This Dust explores the events surrounding 9/11 and is inspired by the series of photographs by Richard Drew that capture a man falling from the World Trade Center during the attacks. Within This Dust is a stunning blend of beautiful movement and subtle storytelling, with sublime lighting design, animation and a sumptuous score by Gorecki, Arnalds and Richter. £9.35 Studio

DanceLive Festival pass – buy for all 9 evening shows at The Lemon Tree (includes Translunar Paradise – page 30) for £45, £5 per show, and also get free entry to the DanceLive Festival launch and performances at the Citymoves Studio. Bargain!

Thursday 17 October

starts 7pm

TRIPLE BILL INDEPEN-DANCE A triple bill of vibrant new work commissioned for a fresh, young inclusive dance quartet creating inspirational and challenging dance! Includes Goldfish - watching the world through his aquarium, Owen Moon’s imagination begins to seep into his everyday life. When reality starts to shake his dream world, Owen submerges himself deeper into a fantasy full of fish, space and MTV. £9.35 Studio

DANCE

Friday 18 October

starts 7pm

RECORD OF EVENTS/ THRESHOLD JOSS ARNOTT DANCE Be mesmerised by a cast of alpha females. Choreographed to perfection, moving in slick unison, with insect like isolation, inspired by Classical Ballet, Commercial Dance, Pop Culture, Fashion and Film. “Dramatic, fierce and totally rock and roll” £9.35 Studio 25


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Wednesday 23 October

starts 8pm

Thursday 24 October

starts 8pm

TIGER

EAST COAST MOVES

BARROWLAND BALLET

CITYMOVES DANCE AGENCY

A stunning dance show from the acclaimed Barrowland Ballet. A family's life is changed by the arrival of a delightful but dangerous guest; Tiger (for ages 14+) is an intimate musical performance seen through the eyes of a mother. See page 33 for the version of this show for ages 6+ (clever, eh?)

New work by emerging artists and locally based choreographers and dancers, in an evening of fresh new dance. £9.35 Lounge (SEATED)

£9.35

Studio

DanceLive Festival pass – buy for all 9 evening shows at The Lemon Tree (includes Translunar Paradise – page 30) for £45, £5 per show, and also get free entry to the DanceLive Festival launch and performances at the Citymoves Studio. Bargain!

Saturday 26 October

starts 8pm

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW… UK PREMIERE

DAVID HUGHES DANCE

For fans of classical ballet, modern dance and storytelling. A historical journey of theatrical works inspired by Fokine, Perrot, Martha Graham and Shakespeare. Four works from choreographers including Bob Cohan, Matthew Bourne, Cathy Marston and Tanja Liedtke. £9.35 Studio 26

Wednesday 30 October

starts 7pm

FABRIC DUKA DANCE Fabric is a trio of dancers joined by a storyteller and musician. This physical piece tells of a woman’s' life and how she hoarded the tales she had been told in a length of cloth. Fabric is a collaboration of artists from England, Scotland, Ireland and South Africa and is fresh from its premiere the National Arts Festival of South Africa. £9.35 Studio

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THEATRE ...life changing, heart-stopping

Wednesday 2 - Saturday 5 October

starts 7pm (Wed - Sat), 11am (Thu - Fri), 2pm (Sat)

Pachamama Productions in association with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd presents

ROADKILL CONCEIVED & DIRECTED BY CORA BISSETT, TEXT BY STEF SMITH This Olivier Award winning production begins on a bus where audience members accompany young Mary and her ‘Auntie’ to Mary’s new home. Having just arrived from Nigeria, Mary hopes to learn English and find a good job. The audience experiences immersive site-specific theatre at its most potent, trapped in the apartment Mary has been brought to, witnessing how her hopes of a new life are suddenly destroyed as she is brutally forced into captivity and the world of sex trafficking. “startling and at times harrowing” The Herald (★★★★★) “brutal and compelling” Evening Standard (★★★★★)

£16.50

THEATRE

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Winner of a Herald Angel and Fringe First

Thursday 22 - Saturday 24 August

starts 7pm

Thursday 5 September

starts 7pm

The Vinyl Theatre presents

Stellar Quines Theatre Company presents

4000 MILES

THE LIST

BY AMY HERZOG

BY JENNIFER TREMBLAY, STARRING MAUREEN BEATTIE

A grandson and his grandmother forge an unlikely bond in this award-winning play. Leo has just cycled coast to coast, ending his epic journey unannounced at Vera’s apartment in Manhattan. Leo offloads on his feisty grandmother Vera, who has one or two secrets of her own to share. 4000 Miles was the recipient of two 2012 OBIE Awards, including Best New American Play. £13.20 Studio

Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 September

starts 7pm

The List is a masterpiece in story telling. Stellar Quines’ production stars award winning actress Maureen Beattie, is directed by Muriel Romanes and has a creative team that includes Scottish artist John Byrne. Set in Québec, The List is an award winning story of a woman struggling to adjust to rural life. £13.20 Studio

Thursday 19 September

Greenroom Productions presents

Tortoise in a Nutshell presents

ORDINARY DAYS

FERAL

A NEW MUSICAL BY ADAM GWON From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers, Ordinary Days is a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point). Follow four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs through a score of vibrant and memorable songs. £13.20 Studio 28

starts 8pm

Feral is an innovative piece of visual theatre that combines puppetry, film and live sound to create and destroy a world in front of its audience’s eyes. A suitcase trailing family roll into new beginnings. Foreign, distorted and bright the world resembles a haven of comfort. But as the walls and lives are peeled back the community's murky environment is revealed. £13.20 Studio

THEATRE


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ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS AND ORAN MOR PRESENT

Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 September

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 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 Lounge (SEATED) doors will open an hour early at which point the pie and the pint will be available

Tickets £11 inc. bf Ticket includes a pint, a glass of wine or soft drink and a pie (inc. veggie option)

THEATRE

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...

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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2012 Winner Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Saturday 21 September

starts 7pm

Monday 30 September - Tuesday 1 October

starts 7pm

Utter and Macrobert presents

Random Accomplice presents

EDUCATING RONNIE

THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF SEE THRU SAM

CREATED BY JOE DOUGLAS AND GARETH NICHOLLS

In 2002, Joe went on a gap year trip to Uganda. Amidst the blur of safaris, white-water rafting and orphanages, Joe met Ronnie....Ronnie was 16, Joe was 18. Six months later, Joe got a text: “Brother my sponsor has pulled out on me and I want to stay in school. Can you help? Ronnie” A text that changed their lives. £13.20 Studio

Tuesday 22 October

starts 7.30pm

Sam is a typical 15 year old, with one exception, he is a Superhero! He can literally turn See-Thru when it suits him, only today, Sam's powers are failing him. The heartbreaking story of an ordinary boy whose extraordinary life falls apart after his parents death. £13.20 Studio

Thursday 7 - Saturday 9 November

starts 7pm

Theatre Ad Infinitum presents

APA Young Person’s Company presents

TRANSLUNAR PARADISE

THE BALLAD OF BONNIE PRINCE CHUCKY

In assocation with Luminate Festival and DanceLive Experience a journey of life, death, and enduring love. Using a live accordion accompaniment, this exquisite piece of mask and movement theatre was a multi-award winning, critically acclaimed sellout at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011. £9.35 Studio

A new work was co-commissioned and developed by APA and American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, California. Young people from each theatre took part in a summer exchange programme in San Francisco to develop the piece with the writer. £7.70 Studio

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FAMILY ...five tiny treats

Saturday 30 November - Tuesday 24 December

starts 10.30am & 1.30pm (Sat - Thu), 4pm (selected dates)

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 that 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 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 Production. Frozen Charlotte is one of Scotland’s leading creators of theatre for young audiences. The company’s previous Christmas co-production (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 soldout audiences during a 5 month run at Polka Theatre in London last year. £8.80 Studio

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For toddlers aged between 18 months and 3 years

Friday 4 October

starts 7pm

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 October

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company presents

Scottish Opera presents

LIFEBOAT

SENSORY O

On Friday 13 September 1940, a ship set sail from Liverpool for Canada. On board were 90 WWII evacuees. Four days into the crossing, the ship was torpedoed and sank. Only eleven survived. Two teenage girls, Bess Walder and Beth Cumming, spent 19 terrifying hours in the water on an upturned lifeboat. Now, over sixty years later, they remain firm friends.

£8.25

Wednesday 16 October

Studio

starts 2pm

SensoryO is rich in sound, rhythm and music and introduces toddlers to live performance in a fun, engaging environment. Set in a magical, night-time world where anything is possible, SensoryO takes you on a train ride through the jungle to meet a friendly lion who sleeps under the stars. The show features a mix of exciting sounds to inspire the imagination and bring the adventure to life. £7.70 Studio

Wednesday 23 October

Scottish Dance Theatre presents

Barrowland Ballet presents

INNOCENCE

TIGER TALE

A unique playroom performance, Innocence invites 0-7 year olds (and their adults), to explore the world of William Blake’s imagination. Together with Scottish Dance Theatre’s captivating dancers, join us on a magical theatrical journey full of song, dance and play. Innocence is a wonderful dance experience for young ones, their families and friends. Part of DanceLive Festival £7.15 Studio 32

starts 10am & 12pm

starts 2.30pm

A stunning dance show from the acclaimed Barrowland Ballet. A family's life is changed by the arrival of a delightful but dangerous guest; Tiger Tale (for ages 6+) is an intimate musical performance seen through the eyes of young daughter Poppy. Part of DanceLive Festival £7.15 Studio

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YOUTH MUSIC

Coming soon…amazing musical opportunities for budding young singers, players and bands.

Teeny Tiny Tunes (3-5yrs)

Nurturing and developing creative talent in the North East

A fun and interactive musical intro for little ones.

APA Glee (8-11yrs & 12-18yrs) Explore your choice of songs, develop your own arrangements and harmonies, and sing your heart out!

Young Musicians Singers, songwriters and bands learning from top tutors and visiting musicians…and playing at The Lemon Tree.

Musician mentoring Young classical players will be paired with a national orchestral musician to top up their training.

YOUTH THEATRE

Tread the boards, hone your acting skills, have inspirational experiences, and make new friends in our theatre programme for 5-18yrs.

APA Play (5-7yrs) Games and fun stories introduce the joy of drama at an early age. APA Create (8-11yrs) Developing and exploring theatre skills are the name of the game at the second stage of drama development. APA Youth Theatre (12-15yrs) & (16-18yrs) Supported by

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DISCOVER THE LEMON TREE...

AT A GLANCE

SEPTEMBER

Friday 4 October

Sunday 1 September

Lounge

Spooky Men’s Chorale Thursday 5 September

Studio

The List (Stellar Quines Theatre Company) Saturday 7 September

Lounge

Macfloyd Monday 9 September

Lounge

Athletes in Paris Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 September

Studio

Ordinary Days (Greenroom Productions) Saturday 14 September

Lounge

Kieran Goss Wednesday 18 September

Lounge

Mark Thomas: 100 Acts of Minor Dissent Thursday 19 September

Studio

Feral (Tortoise in a Nutshell) Friday 20 September

Lounge

Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band Saturday 21 September

Studio

Educating Ronnie (Utter and Macrobert) Saturday 21 September

Lounge

Funk Connection Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 September

Lounge

PPP: The Great Aberdeen Train Race Friday 27 September

Studio

Morgan & West: Time Travelling Magicians Sunday 29 September

Studio

Ali Cook: Principles and Deception Mon 30 September – Tue 1 October

Studio

Saturday 5 October Saturday 5 October Tuesday 8 October

Studio

Wednesday 9 October

Emma’s Imagination

Lounge

Seth Lakeman Thursday 10 October

Lounge

Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo Friday 11 October

Lounge + Studio

Dance Live Festival Launch Saturday 12 October

Lounge

Ceti Album Launch Tuesday 15 October

Lounge

Within This Dust (Smallpetitklein) Tuesday 15 October

Lounge

Nina Nesbitt Wednesday 16 October

Studio

Innocence (Scottish Dance Theatre) Thursday 17 October

Studio

Triple Bill (Indepen-dance) Thursday 17 October

Lounge

The Pigeon Detectives Friday 18 October

Studio

Record of Events/Threshold (Joss Arnott Dance) Lounge

Marcel Lucont: Gallic Symbol Saturday 19 October Saturday 19 October

Lounge Studio

Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 September

Lounge

PPP: Saint One Studio

Tuesday 22 October

Studio

Translunar Paradise (Theatre Ad Infinitum)

James Acaster: Lawnmower Thursday 3 October

Lounge

Kathryn Williams

Corporalis (Retina Dance Company)

Matt Richardson: Hometown Hero Thursday 3 October

Lounge

The Chandeliers & Target 5

Tom Stade: Totally Rocks

Wednesday 2 October

Studio

Vikki Stone: Definitely

OCTOBER See pg. 27

Studio

SensoryO (Scottish Opera)

Friday 18 October

Roadkill (Pachamama Productions)

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Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 October

The Incredible Adventures of See-Thru Sam (Random Accomplice) Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 October

Studio

Lifeboat (Catherine Wheels Theatre Company)

Lounge

Wednesday 23 October

Tiger Tale (Barrowland Ballet)

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Wednesday 23 October

Studio

Thursday 24 October

Friday 15 November

Lounge

Sunday 17 November

East Coast Moves (Citymoves Dance Agency)

Gary Lucas: Touched by Grace

Friday 25 October

Studio

Thursday 21 November

Studio

Friday 22 November

Al Kindi Ensemble (sound) Saturday 26 October

Something Old Something New (David Hughes Dance) Sunday 27 October

Wednesday 30 October

The South

Studio

PPP: Guilty

Lounge

Henning Wehn: Henning Knows Bestest Thursday 31 October

Lounge

Wizniewski / Stevenson: New Focus

NOVEMBER Friday 1 November

Studio

Joby Burgess: Powerplant (sound) Friday 1 November

Lounge

Apollo Saxophone Quartet (sound) Saturday 2 November

Studio

MANHIGH (sound) Saturday 2 November Leafcutter John (sound) Sunday 3 November invisibleARTS (sound) Monday 4 November

Lounge Studio Lounge

Public Service Broadcasting Tuesday 5 November

Lounge

Pokey Lafarge Wednesday 6 November

Lounge

Roddy Hart and The Lonesome Fire Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 November

Studio The Ballad of Bonnie Prince Chucky (APA YPC) Friday 8 November Lounge

Lounge Lounge

Hells Bells Sunday 24 November

Fabric (Duka Dance)

Lounge

Leo Houlding: From the Amazon to Antartica

Lounge

The Wedding Present Wednesday 30 October

Lounge

Hayseed Dixie

Tiger Tale age 6+ (Barrowland Ballet)

Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 November Saturday 30 November

Lounge Lounge Lounge

Hugh Cornwell

DECEMBER Sat 30 November – Tue 24 December Studio A Million Miles Away (Frozen Charlotte/APA) Sunday 1 December Lounge

John Smith Wednesday 4 December

Lounge

Horse Friday 6 December

Lounge

Steve Hughes: While Its Still Legal Saturday 7 December

Lounge

Alabama 3 Sunday 8 December

Lounge

James Grant Saturday 14 December

Lounge

The Bloody Marys’ Christmas Stocking Saturday 28 December

Lounge

The Complete Stone Roses Tuesday 31 December

Lounge

Rock n Roll Hogmanay When we produced this brochure, we included every show we knew about, but we might have announced more since then so check the website for updates, new shows added all the time.

Dave Spikey Sunday 10 November

Lounge

Turin Brakes Monday 11 November

Lounge

Sweet Baboo Wednesday 13 November

Lounge

Robyn Hitchcock Thursday 14 November

Lounge

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NEED TO KNOW... BUYING TICKETS In person: at the Music Hall or HMT (Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm) or take a chance on the door, The Lemon Tree box office opens just before every show. On the phone: call 01224 641122 Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm. Online: boxofficeaberdeen.com has all the latest listings and ticket info.

WHERE IS IT? You will find The Lemon Tree right behind Marischal College on West North Street – just in case you’re not sure, here’s a map:

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By bus: there is a bus stop right outside and we’re just round the corner from Union St, King St and Broad St so lots of buses By car: try the car parks at Frederick St, Marischall College and Gallowgate, or for £2 you can get a ticket for the Bon Accord Centre car park on Harriet Street (until 11pm) – ask the box office.

HOW MUCH? We’ve printed the whole price of ticket in the brochure, this includes the booking fee (the only extra you’ll have to pay for is postage, but why not print your own at home?) – there could well be discounts for students, children, over 60s or APA Friends – just ask or check online.

DO I SIT OR STAND? A bit of both – we try and create the right atmosphere for each gig, some will have seats, some won’t – we’ve tried to list it where we can here. If it says ‘doors’ then that’s when the doors open and you get inside for a drink. If it says ‘start’ that’s when the show starts. Some shows have support acts, we can’t always confirm this until nearer the time and ‘start’ can mean the start of the support act, not the main act

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE? All ages are welcome, but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, and under 18s can’t be near the bars.

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a charity registered in Scotland. No: SCO33733

WHAT DO THE TIMES MEAN?

The Lemon Tree Sep-Dec 13 brochure  

The first issue of The Lemon Tree brochure with all the upcoming music, comedy, dance and drama at the venue.

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