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Spring 2018


Welcome

Box Offices at HMT & The Lemon Tree are open: Mon to Sat, 9.30am - 6pm

NEW SEASON PRIORITY BOOKING APA Friends booking from

THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER General Booking from

TUESDAY 28 NOVEMBER The following shows will go onsale on the above dates: The Band Evita balletLORENT - Rumpelstiltskin Bing Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs 2

Winter is almost here which means one thing… it’s almost panto time! Oh yes it is and we have a season packed full of treats which will make the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Drama fans will be delighted to hear that the classic tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is coming to chill our spines this February, Musical geeks will be over the moon to know that Gary Barlow’s Take That Musical The Band will be coming to HMT and Bing and his friends are very excited to meet the children of Aberdeen. Looking to buy multiple shows then why not save money by checking out our friends memberships!

MUSICALS | Beautiful | Crazy For You | | Fat Friends The Musical | Evita | Join Carole King on her journey to become a chart topping success, Beautiful explores Kings inspiring musical journey writing hit songs including Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Locomotion and You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman.

OPERA | Eugene Onegin | A lovesick young girl, a cocky young man and a heart stopping duel between two friends in Scottish Opera’s Eugene Onegin but how will it end?

ORCHESTRAS | RSNO | SCO | BBC SSO |

DRAMA | Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde |

Our Stepping Out programmes continue at to bring the beautiful sounds of BBC SSO, RSNO and SCO to His Majesty’s Theatre.

Prepare for a blast to the past as Joe Pasquale plays hapless Frank in the 1970s classic TV show some Mothers Do Ave’ Em live onstage.

MUSIC | The Johnny Cash Roadshow |

CULTURE CAFÉ

Nathan Carter outsold One Direction, Pharrell Williams and Michael Bublé in Ireland and now he’s ready to bring some country to Aberdeen.

Fancy adding some culture to your lunch hour then why not pop down to Belmont Filmhouse to hear talks from some of the UK’s most influential authors and poets.

COMEDY / SPOKEN WORD | Dara O Briain |

| Some Mothers Do Ave’ Em | The Kite Runner |

| Douglas Dunn | Graeme Macrae Burnet | Sean O’Brien |

DANCE | Scottish Ballet The Nutcracker | | Rambert Ghost Dances and Other Works | | balletLORENT Rumpelstiltskin | Ghost Dance and Other Works is a power masterpiece that tells the stories of love, compassion and death, not to be missed.

| The Meatloaf Story | Nathan Carter |

| Jon Richardson | Sarah Millican | Joe Lycett |

We have a range of comedians coming to HMT from Milton Jones to Russell Brand and Sarah Millican all ready to bring some sunshine and laughter to those dark, wintry Aberdeen nights. Aberdeen Performing Arts is core funded by

FAMILY | Aladdin | Sing-a-long-a Beauty and the Beast | | What The Ladybird Heard | Bing | Get ready to sing along to a tale as old as time, as we invite you to “be our guest” for Sing-a-long-a Beauty and the Beast.

And much more! Take a look and book now!

Cover image: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, page 20


For behind the scenes info and competitions follow us /aberdeenperformingarts @apawhatson

Look out for this symbol for shows with our STUDENT STANDBY STUDENT OFFERS on selected performances. Available by showing a valid student card at the box office. (Standby tickets limited to 20 per performance, to be purchased on the day.) Image: Scottish Ballet, The Nutcracker, page 30.

Contents Music Hall Transformation 4 Musical 6 Drama 20 Culture CafĂŠ 23 Something Different 24 Music Hall Take a Seat 24 Freshly Squeezed Productions 26 Granite Noir 28 Dance 30 Family 34 Opera 40 Classical 41 Music 44 Northern Arc 47 Comedy & Spoken Word 48 HMT Seating Plan 51 Ticketing/venue info 52 At a Glance Guide 54

CONTENTS

NEW TO SE

ASON Look out for this symbol; These shows are in our brochure for the first time.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

SCOTLAND’S NATIONAL TREASURE - THE MUSIC HALL REJUVENATED AND RARING-TO-GO FOR ANOTHER 200 YEARS

• RE-IMAGINE – new performance studio, new education space, restored and renovated auditorium • RE-INVENT – improved access and circulation, new ramp and lift from Union St, new stairway and lift • REFRESH – much needed fabric repairs and equipment upgrades • RE-INVIGORATE – regional growth, city centre regeneration, cultural leadership - Transforming our City Centre To find out how you can support this project visit aberdeenperformingarts.com/musichall

GIVE A GIFT Online: www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/musichall By Text: Text ‘HALL18£10’ to 70070 By Mail: Cheques made payable to ‘Aberdeen Performing Arts’

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STEPPING OUT

While the Music Hall is under wraps we’re Stepping Out and keeping the spirit of the building alive through a programme of performances, community events and commissioned new work.

“The Music Hall... where life-changing adventures begin.” Emeli Sandé

Music Hall Ambassador Multi Brit Award winner, Emeli took her first steps on stage at the Music Hall in 1995.

• Our Concert Programme, staging performances across the city. Look out for the Stepping Out button throughout the brochure • An ambitious Associate Artist programme to nurture talent, inspire communities and create amazing new work • Celebrating the history, sharing memories and bringing the transformation to life with Your Hall Your Story

For more information visit aberdeenperformingarts.com/musichall

Thanks to our supporters, ambassadors, funders and investors who share our vision.

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MUSICAL

HMT Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 January 2018

Beautiful The Carole King Musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier and Tony award®-winning show is coming to Aberdeen! Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song-writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, including one of the best-selling albums of all time, Tapestry, and countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof, and The Locomotion.

HHHH“A STREAM OF CLASSICS”The Observer Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £44.50 - £22.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £52.50 - £42.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 27 Jan 2018 2.30pm, £ OFF GROUPS 40+ (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 25 Jan 2018 7.30pm.

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Photo: West End cast


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HMT Wednesday 28 February Sunday 11 March 2018

Shrek the Musical Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy. Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

HHHHH“Shrektacular”Sunday Telegraph HHHHH “The perfect family musical”The Herald Scotland Wk 1: Wed - Sat 7pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm, Sun 11am & 3pm Wk 2: Tue - Sat 7pm, Sat 2.30pm, Sun 11am & 3pm

Tickets £46.50 - £21.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £56.50 - £48.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening two shows £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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HMT Monday 19 - Saturday 24 March 2018

Hairspray After a sell-out run last year the all-singing, all-dancing production returns to Aberdeen in March 2018 with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away! It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way! Starring Brenda Edwards (X Factor, Chicago), Matt Rixon (The Ladykillers), Norman Pace (Hale & Pace) and Layton Williams (Bad Education), Hairspray features the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more. This irresistible feel-good show is a perfect treat for all the family - let your hair down and book now!

HHHHH “As light and bouncy as a bubble of gum”The Observer Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £49 - £20 inc. bf R Premium seats £58 - £48 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening two shows £2 off all other performances (excl. Fri & Sat) DISCOUNTS

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HMT Tuesday 27 - Saturday 31 March 2018

Crazy For You High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy For You is the ultimate feel-good musical. Starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and Strictly Come Dancing), Claire Sweeney (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray, Tell Me on a Sunday) and Charlotte Wakefield (Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as ‘Polly’, it features a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook. Mistaken identities, heartbreak, happiness and a wealth of memorable tunes, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You all feature in this exhilarating celebration of the great Broadway musicals.

HHHHH “Irresistible, irrepressible and inventive”Mark Shenton, The Stage HHHH “A delight”The Times Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 31 March 2018 2.30pm, £ OFF GROUPS 30+ (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 29 March 2018 7.30pm.

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NEW TO SEASON

Wednesday 18 - Saturday 21 April 2018 AUSA RAISING AND GIVING PRESENTS

Fittie Fittie Bang Bang Following on from the sell-out success of Sister Echt, the Student Show team is back once again with another Doric tale to have you laughing from Cruden Bay to Kincorth. Aberdeen’s old folk are disappearing. Could it be to do with the expansion of Aberdeen’s new premier Retirement Village or is it something more sinister? Join our hero as he chases down clues and tries to save his elderly relatives from the clutches of the evil Grunny Catcher. Will they be safe in their lighthouse in Fittie? Will his inventions make it onto Aberdeen’s version of Dragon’s Den? Can Student Show really afford a flying car? Probably nae – but still, you should come and see it onywye.

Wed, Thu & Sat 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £27 - £20.50 inc. bf R DISCOUNTS

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HMT Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 May 2018

Legally Blonde The Musical OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to His Majesty’s Theatre! Starring Rita Simons (EastEnders) as Paulette Bonafonte, Lucie Jones (Eurovision UK representative 2017, Rent, Les Miserables, Ghost, We Will Rock You) as Elle Woods, and Bill Ward (Emmerdale, Coronation Street) as Professor Callahan. The smash hit Broadway and West End Musical based on the best loved movie follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III she puts down the credit cards, picks up her trusty pooch, Bruiser, and bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back. With the support of her new friends she learns that you can be both smart and fashionable. This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is totally what you want, so bend and snap up your tickets today! Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £44.50 - £22.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £52.50 - £43.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening two shows £5 off Thu Matinee, £2 off all other performances (excl. Fri & Sat) DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 5 May 2018 2.30pm, £ OFF GROUPS 40+ (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 3 May 2018 7.30pm.

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Monday 21 - Saturday 26 May 2018

Fat Friends The Musical THE MUSICAL

Starring Scotland’s favourite musical star Elaine C Smith, the hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national LOYD WEB K LSyndicate NICThe treasure Kay Mellor (creator of Band BER sicofbyGold, Muthe and In The Club) is bursting onto stage in a brand new musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber. Join the infamous group of TV’s most loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch of Super Slimmers by the lovelorn Lauren whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting in to the wedding dress of her dreams. Packed full of warmth, love and weight loss, this new stage show reunites our favourite foodie friends in an eagerly anticipated musical brimming with hope, humour and heart. An All-Star cast joins Elaine, including West End favourite and winner of the BBC’s I’d Do Anything, Jodie Prenger, star of Emmerdale and Wicked Natalie Anderson and Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy. Fat Friends The Musical is a feel-good night out for every body and is set to be a HUGE hit! Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £48.50 - £19.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £57.50 - £47.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances (excl. Fri & Sat)

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 26 May 2018 2.30pm, £ OFF GROUPS 40+ (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Wed 23 May 2018 7.30pm.

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starring

JODIE PRENGER ELAINE C SMITH NATALIE ANDERSON KEVIN KENNEDY

Photo: Jay Brooks

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Tuesday 29 May - Saturday 2 June 2018

Sunshine on Leith

MUSICAL

HMT Featuring songs of The Proclaimers. A musical written by Stephen Greenhorn. Following on from its sensational tour in 2010, Sunshine on Leith is making a spectacular return to His Majesty’s Theatre in a brand-new production. Follow the highs and lows of Ally and his friend Davy as they return home to Leith from the army. Families, friendships and life are not plain sailing in this funny and moving story about love and life. The Proclaimers have had huge success across the globe with hits such as I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and Letter From America. With such stunning songs this energetic piece of musical theatre is loved by audiences and critics alike. This is set to be the musical event of the season so whatever you do, don’t miss it!

HHHH “Extraordinary, wide-ranging family drama” The Scotsman HHHH “It brings the house down” What’s On Stage

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

Tickets £39.50 - £19.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £48.50 - £43.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £10 off opening two shows £4 off all other performances Suitable for ages 12+ DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 2 June 2018 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 31 May 2018 7.30pm.

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HMT Monday 4 - Saturday 9 June 2018

Flashdance The Musical Starring Strictly Come Dancing Champion Joanne Clifton and A1 heartthrob Ben Adams, Flashdance - The Musical is the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex a determined welder who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream of attending Shipley Dance Academy. Prepare to be blown away by an astonishing musical spectacle with phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hits Maniac, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and of course the sensational title track Flashdance... What a Feeling. Sparks will fly and you’ll dance like you’ve never danced before!

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

Tickets £40 - £19.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £48.50 - £43.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 June 2018

Son of a Preacher Man

MUSICAL

HMT Three broken hearts, one Soho hang out, and the only man who could ever help them... Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging Soho joint where the kids used to dance the night away and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts. Only, that was a long time ago and all that remains are the memories, the stories and the myths. Until now, that is, as three random strangers, generations apart but all in need of help with their hopeless love lives, are inexplicably drawn to the site of the original venue. Starring recording artist Michelle Gayle (Wolfblood, EastEnders, Beauty and the Beast - West End), and Alice Barlow (Hollyoaks, Drifters) and directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood. Featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally - renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written. So you know just what to do with yourself – book your tickets now! Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £44.50 - £22.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £52.50 - £43.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances (excl. Fri & Sat) DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 23 June 2018 2.30pm, £ OFF GROUPS 40+ (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 21 June 2018 7.30pm.

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HMT Tuesday 14 - Saturday 25 August 2018

Jersey Boys The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is working its way back to Aberdeen! This smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the OLIVIER AWARD for BEST NEW MUSICAL. Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 100 million records worldwide. Featuring hit after legendary hit including BEGGIN’, CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, OH WHAT A NIGHT, SHERRY, WALK LIKE A MAN, BYE BYE BABY, BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY and many more, Jersey Boys is a story full of heart, humour and ‘SHEER MUSICAL RAZZMATAZZ’ (THE SUNDAY EXPRESS) you simply will never forget.

HHHHH “The musical event of the year” Sale and Altrincham Messenger

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

Tickets £54 - £26 inc. bf R Premium seats £61 - £55 inc. bf HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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You get more, we all get more!

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OR SI TA T IN KE AW AY

Our membership scheme helps us bring the biggest names to Aberdeen, produce and tour our own work, curate festivals, develop our iconic venues and nurture local talent. Become an APA Friend now…you get more, we all get more! Being a Friends member means you are getting great value on your visits to our venues whilst supporting Aberdeen Performing Arts. Being an APA Friend means you are part of a community and entitles you to benefits including: · Exclusive discounts at 1906 · Discounts Restaurant at HMT · Booking the best seats ·  Contact with our dedicated · Getting news and updates first Membership Coordinator · Entry into prize draws · And much more… · Invites to Friends only events

The ideal place to relax for sweet treats, home bakes and the perfect cup of coffee. • Tea • Coffee • Cakes • Breakfast • Sandwiches • Panini • Salads

To become an APA Friend visit aberdeenperformingarts.com, pop into the Box Office or call 01224 641122.

Open Mon - Sat 9.30am - 6pm (longer opening hours on the evening of a performance)

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NEW TO SEASON

HMT

Wednesday 3 - Saturday 13 October 2018

The Band

Written by award winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband. It’s 1992 and for five 16 year old girls, the band is everything. Join us as this group of girls who were once inseparable reunite after 25 years apart and try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting the boyband whose music became the soundtrack to their lives. The Band features the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, who songs include Never Forget, Back for Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine and Rule the World. The Band has now become one of the most successful musical theatre tours ever. Don’t miss your chance to see this breathtaking, brand new production before it hits London’s West End.

HHHHH “Take That’s sensational new musical” The Sun

Wk 1 Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm Wk 2 Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets £49.50 - £19.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £59.50 - £54.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances

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TOGETHER! HMT

NEW TO SEASON

Tuesday 16 - Saturday 20 October 2018

Evita Following its smash hit runs in London, Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s EVITA is thrilling audiences once again across the UK. Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, EVITA follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary iconic status. Starring two of musical theatre’s most outstanding leading performers; MADALENA ALBERTO returns to the role of Eva, a role she received critical acclaim for in the 2014 West End revival. Other theatre credits include the role of Piaf at the Curve Theatre and Fantine in the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables. Joining her in the role of Che, fresh from the recent West End production, is GIAN MARCO SCHIARETTI, who also played the title role in Disney’s production of Tarzan.

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It’s better when you go MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE PART OF THE EXCITEMENT AT LIVE SHOWS AND GIGS!

Whether it’s a school trip, work’s night out, girly giggle or family treat. It’s a case of the more the merrier as far as we’re concerned.

To take advantage of our great groups offers get in touch today.

Featuring some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.

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

Tickets £44.50 - £22.50 inc. bf Premium seats £52.50 - £42.50 inc. bf CGSR HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £2 off all other performances

STUDENT STANDBY

To arrange a group booking email groups@aberdeenperformingarts.com or call 01224 641122

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NEW TO SEASON

HMT

Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 February 2018

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller starring Phil Daniels (Les Miserables, This House, EastEnders) as the eponymous character, tells the gripping tale of Dr Jekyll and his alterego Mr Hyde. During one of his audacious experiments trying to separate good from evil, the mild-mannered Dr Jekyll inadvertently unleashes an alternate personality of pure evil… the fiendish Mr Hyde. As this sinister figure starts causing terror and havoc in foggy London, Jekyll must race to find a cure for his monstrous alter-ego before it takes over for good. Directed by Kate Saxon and adapted by Tony Awardwinning David Edgar (Continental Divide, Written on the Heart and Playing with Fire), Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde is a coproduction by Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Rose Theatre Kingston.

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

Tickets £31.50 - £21.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £36.50 - £31.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 24 February 2018 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 22 February 2018 7.30pm.

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NEW TO SEASON

HMT Monday 9 - Saturday 14 April 2018

Some Mothers Do Ave’ Em Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen Starring Joe Pasquale, Sarah Earnshaw and Susie Blake Everyone’s favourite 1970s classic TV comedy, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is back with Joe Pasquale starring as the loveable accident-prone Frank Spencer, Sarah Earnshaw as his wife Betty and Susie Blake as his disapproving Motherin-Law, Mrs Fisher. The most successful sitcom of the decade gave us the hapless Frank and his long-suffering wife Betty with catch phrases galore and a never-ending list of disasters with roller-skating escapades and runaway chickens. Joe Pasquale is a national comedy treasure who exploded onto our tellies in New Faces and went on to win I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and host The Price is Right.

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

Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen

Tickets £33.50 - £30.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £38.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £5 off opening night £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 14 April 2018 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 12 April 2018 7.30pm.

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Sarah Earnshaw Susie Blake

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HMT Tuesday 15 - Saturday 19 May 2018

The Kite Runner “There is a way to be good again” Direct from the West End, this haunting tale of friendship follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Based on the bestselling novel, The Kite Runner begins in Afghanistan, a divided country on the verge of war where two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither boy can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.

HHHHH “The best page-to-stage show since War Horse….a spellbinding production” The Stage

HHHH “An Afghan epic to remember”Libby Purves Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £31.50 - £21.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £39.50 - £34.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 19 May 2018 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 17 May 2018 7.30pm.

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ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS SOME LITERARY LUNCHTIME TREATS

Culture Café STEPPING OUT

HTickets £8.80 inc. bf CG Add £4 for lunch

Wednesday 7 February 2018

1.30pm

Douglas Dunn Douglas Dunn is a major Scottish poet and an influential editor, teacher and critic. He has been Professor in the School of English at the University of St Andrews since 1991, overseeing the University’s exceptional Creative Writing programme. His own collections include the deeply moving Elegies, and many other award-winning volumes, including Terry Street, Barbarians, The Year’s Afternoon and New Selected Poems. Anthologies edited include The Faber Book of Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry and The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories. He was awarded an OBE in 2003.

Wednesday 18 April 2018

1.30pm

Graeme Macrae Burnet Graeme Macrae Burnet is one of Scotland’s brightest new literary talents. His novel His Bloody Project was a huge international success and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the LA Times Book Award. It also won him the Glasgow Herald’s Author of the Year Award. It’s a tour-de-force, a dark historical thriller, beautifully written and brilliantly crafted and drew high praise from Ian Rankin and Val McDermid as well as the Booker judges. His new novel, just published, is The Accident on the A35 which returns to the French setting of his debut novel The Disappearance of Adele Bedau and has drawn favourable comparison with the Maigret novels of Simenon.

Wednesday 13 June 2018

1.30pm

Sean O’Brien Sean O’Brien is an outstanding poet, among the best of his generation. He grew up in Hull and studied at Cambridge. He lives in Newcastleupon-Tyne where he teaches at the University, and he is a visiting Professor at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. Awards include the Eric Gregory Award and the Somerset Maugham Award, and he is one of only two poets to receive the prestigious TS Eliot Prize and TS Eliot Poetry Prize for the same volume (The Drowned Book) in 2007. Other collections include The Frighteners, Night Train and November. and he’ll be reading from his most recent work Europa, just published and widely praised.

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Take a Seat!

A special chance to name a seat in the newly restored Music Hall Auditorium For an unusual present and a lasting memory, a named seat in the newly restored Music Hall auditorium makes a perfect gift. It’s a very personal way of showing support whether in your own name, in memory of a loved one, a gift for someone special in your life or an homage to someone who has inspired you.

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If you would like to name a seat please get in touch by calling 01224 337640 or emailing takeaseat@aberdeenperformingarts.com

Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 June 2018 FLYING PIG PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Now That’s What I Call Methlick 20 Years of Flying Pig

Aberdeen’s own Flying Pigs have been delighting ever growing audiences with their mix of songs and sketches for two decades. They’ve had three wildly successful BBC radio series, one widely-ignored TV pilot, and meanwhile have been selling out theatres, arts centres and town halls all over the shop. Now ‘the punk Scotland the What?’ return to HMT for a stott doon memory lane in a show packed with their best sketches from the last 20 years. Fast, funny and with a distinctive North-East flavour, Now That’s What I call Methlick is sure to delight old fans and newcomers alike – it’s Flying Pig’s Glaikit Hits!

“Father Ted meets The Broons”Scottish Daily Express “Hilarious...”The Scotsman Tue - Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets £31 - £23 inc. bf CGR HAPA Friends £5 off opening night £2 off all other performances

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Thanks to our supporters, ambassadors, funders and investors who share our vision. Thanks to our supporters, ambassadors, funders and investors who share our vision. ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL, CREATIVE SCOTLAND, ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS, HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND The Robertson Trust, Historic Environment Scotland, ASPC, Garfield Weston, Foyle Foundation, The Wolfson Foundation, The Hugh Fraser Foundation, Aberdeen Inspired, Scottish Enterprise, The Barrack Trust, The Binks Trust and The Maple Trust.


YOUTH

THEATRE

JUNIOR - SECONDARY 1 & 2 Develop your performance skills and learn the building blocks of theatre making.

INTERMEDIATE - SECONDARY 3 & 4 Enhance your theatre making and performance skills and learn how to stage a performance.

SENIOR - SECONDARY 5 & 6 Explore a range of theatre practices, fine tune your performance and theatre making skills, and produce high quality productions.

Engaging and inspiring young people to participate in theatre For more information visit aberdeenperformingarts.com/engage or email creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com For bookings call 01224 641122.

PROJECT BAND Hone your music skills and get a foot up in the music industry Develop songwriting, performance and production skills with tuition from music industry experts, culminating in a gig at The Lemon Tree. Supported by:

Age: 14-19 years, Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm at The Lemon Tree

Find out more online at aberdeenperformingarts.com/engage or book now by calling 01224 641122

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Tuesday 5 - Sunday 24 December The Lemon Tree, Studio

Flutter Flutter is an interactive, immersive performance for 2-6 year olds that takes its audience on a multisensory journey through a world of winter snow. Part installation and part performance, Flutter will transport you to a world filled with snow drifts, winding paths and twinkling stars. A rich palette of materials, puppetry and music combine to create a tactile and multi-sensory show for small hands, eyes, ears and noses. Based around a series of connected short stories, the piece is all about the rhythms of winter; transformation, hibernation, frost, thaw and renewal. Flutter is a co-production between Edinburgh based visual theatre company Tortoise in a Nutshell and Freshly Squeezed Productions.

This summer we launched Freshly Squeezed Productions The Freshly Squeezed Productions team is proud to be creating and commissioning new work made in Aberdeen, championing up-and-coming talent and ideas, and working with artists across Scotland and beyond. Look out for, and be part of, our Scratch Nights, Artist Exchanges, curated events and programmes, as well as our brand new shows.

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See page 35 for dates, times and ticket info.

Friday 16 & Saturday 17 February 2018 7pm, The Lemon Tree, Studio Tickets £13.20

VELVET EVENING SÉANCE

It’s Victorian 1900s. A judge has allowed his jury to witness a séance to establish the guilt or innocence of the accused. James MacGregor, a well-known medium, is on trial for the murder of his brother. This séance is James’ last chance to prove his innocence. Amidst the candles and velvet, he attempts to connect with the jury and the spirit world. Expect a journey of magic, crime and human fragility. Is James a charlatan, or a man who has found the truth? Written by multi-award winning playwright Suzie Miller and directed by magician and theatre-maker Ross MacKay. Fresh from a successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Velvet Evening Séance is produced by Freshly Squeezed Productions and Ross MacKay. Following these performances at The Lemon Tree, Velvet Evening Séance goes on tour around Scotland. www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/velveteveningseance

‘quite brilliant’ The Times ‘Technically, visually, aurally and politically, it’s a tremendous show’ The Scotsman


Artist Exchanges Through our programme of Artist Exchanges, Freshly Squeezed Productions champions ideas, projects and people at the early stages of finding their feet, discovering their voice and honing their craft. As part of Granite Noir 2018, Aberdeen’s new crime writing festival, supported by an Artist Exchange and inspired by ‘folk-noir’, we present a work-in-progress performance of FOLK.

Scratch Nights If you’re starting out as a writer or musician, finding your voice in spoken word or seeking your first comedy slot, our regular Scratch Nights could be the step up and the stage you are looking for.

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Climate Action Scratch Night The Lounge, 7.30pm Tickets £5.50

Saturday 24 February 2018 9pm The Lemon Tree, Lounge Tickets £5.50

FOLK

See his black eyes glistening Feel my heartbeat quickening - In the night. When Grace discovers her estranged mother has died, she journeys back to her island home. But the circumstances of her mother’s death unlock a strange new world that challenges everything Grace believes in. Led through a dark journey by a talking crow, a pedantic husband, a rebellious minister and spirited daughter, Grace’s scientific mind is overwhelmed by mythology, religion and spiritualism. A new musical play which unites multi-disciplined artists Annie Grace, Alan McHugh and Morna Young with director Dougie Irvine. Co-written, co-composed and coperformed by the artists, FOLK is a contemporary folktale - a story of faith and love – exploring human existence in our modern world.

Freshly Squeezed Productions has curated a small season as part of Climate Week North East which takes place around Aberdeen and the Shire from 16 – 25 March 2018. www.climateweekaberdeen.org As part of this season, we’ve programmed one of our infamous Scratch Nights and invite you to submit your short scripts, spoken word, or new music all inspired by climate action. Join us for a night of new work, raw talent and the call for action against climate change. Submissions to our Scratch Nights are open to anyone. Scripts must be no longer than ten minutes and written for between one and three characters. If you are a spoken word artist or up-and-coming musician or comedian, please submit samples of the work you are interested in performing. Deadline for submissions: 5pm, Monday 26 February 2018. For more information, or to submit work, contact kirsty.bailey@aberdeenperformingarts.com

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FEATURING

CHRIS BROOKMYRE VAL MCDERMID ANN CLEEVES DR JAMES GRIEVE HUGH FRASER ROBERT DAWS THOMAS ENGER AND MANY MORE AUTHOR CONVERSATIONS; WORKSHOPS; NOIR AT THE BAR; CRIME WRITING PUB QUIZ; POISONED COCKTAIL PARTY; POISONED HIGH TEA; FILM SCREENINGS; CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY EVENTS

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DANCE

STAGE SECRETS Sat 20 January 2018 11.30am

HMT Wednesday 17 - Saturday 20 January 2018 SCOTTISH BALLET

The Nutcracker Costumes plucked from the most gorgeous chocolate box; Tchaikovsky’s score to transport you to a land of dreams; and a story lifted straight from the pages of a classic fairy tale. Experience a fantastical adventure with a little girl called Clara, as she drifts off to sleep on Christmas Eve. She meets her Prince, is confronted by a battle of larger-than-life mice and rats, and is whisked into the luscious land of sweets – it even snows on stage! Accompanied by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Scottishballet.co.uk

Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £36 - £15 inc. bf R Premium seats £46 - £39 inc. bf Family ticket £64 inc. bf (Wed/Thu eve only) HAPA Friends £4 off opening two shows £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 20 January 2018 2.30pm. Preceded by Touch tour 1pm.

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Discover how we bring the wonderful story and characters to life – including an up-close view of costumes. Meet one of our dancers, watch the Company take class on stage… and then the tale is told! Tickets £5.50/£3.50 concession. Book online.

TALK BALLET Book online Thu 18 January 2018 6.30pm (focus on dance) Fri 19 January 2018 6.30pm (focus on music)


Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 February 2018

Rambert Ghost Dances and other works

DANCE

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Christopher Bruce’s masterpiece, Ghost Dances, is the most popular work in Rambert’s history. It tells stories of love and compassion, as death – in the form of the iconic “ghost dancers” – interrupts the lives of a series of ordinary people. Created as a response to political oppression in South America, it uses imagery from the Day of the Dead and bewitching traditional music to create a moving, intensely human work. Also on the programme from Britain’s national dance company is Goat, a new dance theatre creation by Ben Duke, inspired by the music and spirit of Nina Simone, and Symbiosis, an all-action work by internationally acclaimed choreographer Andonis Foniadakis. With live music throughout from the Rambert Orchestra, it’s a memorable evening of world class dance.

Thu - Sat 7.30pm

Tickets £28 - £18.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £36 inc. bf Students/U26 £7.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends 2 for 1 DISCOUNTS

2for1 £5OFF £3OFF APA FRIENDS

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DANCE

NEW TO SEASON

HMT

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 September 2018 balletLORENT PRESENTS

Rumpelstiltskin balletLORENT‘s award-winning team who brought you Rapunzel and Snow White are back with the beloved tale Rumpelstiltskin, directed by Liv Lorent and retold by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. “What will you give me if I spin straw into gold for you?” Full of action and humour this emotionally rich fairytale is set in the rural world of sheep, straw, wool and spinning where the alchemist, Rumpelstiltskin is outcast until he is revealed to be “the true prince that he was”. With a score by Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, costumes designed by Michele Clapton (Game of Thrones), and narration by actor Ben Crompton, this is dance theatre for 21st century audiences.

“As a family show, this production is excellent” The Guardian on Snow White

Co-produced by Northern Stage and commissioned by Sadler’s Wells. Rumpelstiltskin is performed by the inimitable balletLORENT dancers and a local intergenerational cast. Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2pm

Tickets £22.50 inc. bf R Family of 4 £62.50 inc. bf R HAPA Friends £5 off opening night DISCOUNTS

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Suitable for ages 7+ Photo: Khara Pringle


CREATING A SPARK

Did you know Aberdeen Performing Arts was the FIRST arts organisation in Scotland to have the Customer Service Excellence award?

This rigorous customer standards scheme is a hallmark of quality and is a trademark of the Cabinet Office.

What’s your point of view? Aberdeen Performing Arts is committed to delivering the highest quality service for our customers to enjoy their experience in our venues. Our customer service team are continually working towards improving the service and would be delighted to hear about the service you encountered during or after your show. Please simply pick up a feedback form or email feedback@aberdeenperformingarts.com

We will respond when requested within five working days or we will acknowledge your feedback within three working days and give a full response within 14 working days.

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FAMILY

HMT Saturday 2 December 2017 - Sunday 7 January 2018 Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

2 Dec 7 pm 3 Dec 1 pm 5:30 pm 4 Dec No performances 5 Dec 1:45 pm 7 pm 6 Dec 1:45 pm 7 pm 7 Dec 1:45 pm 7 pm 8 Dec 1:45 pm 7 pm 9 Dec 2:30 pm 7 pm 10 Dec 1 pm 5:30 pm 11 Dec No performances 12 Dec 1:45 pm 7 pm 13 Dec 1:45 pm 7 pm 14 Dec 1:45 pm 7 pm 15 Dec 1:45 pm 7 pm 16 Dec 2:30 pm 7 pm 17 Dec 1 pm 5:30 pm 18 Dec No performances 19 Dec 1:45 pm 7 pm 20 Dec 1:45 pm 7 pm 21 Dec 1:45 pm 7 pm 22 Dec 2:30 pm 7 pm 23 Dec 2:30 pm 7 pm 24 Dec 1 pm 5:30 pm 25 Dec No performances 26 Dec 2:30 pm 7 pm 27 Dec 2:30 pm 7 pm 28 Dec 2:30 pm 7 pm 29 Dec 2:30 pm 7 pm 30 Dec 2:30 pm 7 pm 31 Dec 1 pm 5:30 pm 1 Jan No performances 2 Jan 2:30 pm 7 pm 3 Jan 2:30 pm 7 pm 4 Jan 2:30 pm 7 pm 5 Jan 1 pm** 7 pm 6 Jan 2:30 pm 7 pm 7 Jan 1 pm 5:30 pm

DISCOUNTS £ OFF (on blue APA FRIENDS performances only)

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GROUPS 30+

GROUPS 8+

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Tickets - Blue performances Seating Area

Adult

Family ticket*

Child

Dress Circle £29.50 £27.50 £102.00 Front Stalls £29.50 £27.50 £102.00 Mid Stalls £28.00 £26.00 £96.00 Rear Stalls £26.00 £24.00 £88.00 Upper Circle (centre)

£26.00 £24.00 £88.00

Upper Circle (side)

£23.00 £21.00 £76.00

Upper Circle (rear)

£20.00 £18.00 £64.00

Boxes (restricted view) 2 x Lower (5 people)

£122.00

2 x Upper (4 people)

£98.00

Tickets - Red & Gold performances Seating Area

Red

Gold

Dress Circle £31.50

£33.50

Front Stalls £31.50

£33.50

Mid Stalls £30.00 £32.00 Rear Stalls £28.00 £30.00 Upper Circle (centre)

£28.00

£30.00

Upper Circle (side)

£25.00

£27.00

Upper Circle (rear)

£21.50

£23.00

Boxes (restricted view) 2 x Lower (5 people) 2 x Upper (5 people)

£132.00

£142.00

ALL£106.00 PRICES INCLUDE BOOKING £114.00FEE R *Family ticket (max 2 adults) ** Relaxed performance


FAMILY

LT Tuesday 5 - Sunday 24 December TORTOISE IN A NUTSHELL AND ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS AS FRESHLY SQUEEZED PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

Flutter Crunch, crunch, crunch Flutter, flutter, flutter A magical world of winter falls overnight A crisp clean canvas Smooth, untouched, inviting Join us as we adventure through winter. Be tickled on the nose by a snowflake as a rumbling cascade of snow swooshes by. Flutter is an interactive, immersive performance for 2-6 year olds that combines puppetry, music and stunning visuals to create a multi-sensory performance for small hands. Part installation and part performance, Flutter will transport you to a world filled with snow drifts, winding paths and twinkling stars.

Tue - Sun 10.30am & 1.30pm

Adults £11 inc. bf Children £8.80 inc. bf Family of 4 £8.25 per ticket Schools £6.60 per ticket R

NEW TO SEASON

HMT Saturday 1 December 2018 - Sunday 6 January 2019

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, don’t miss the fairest pantomime of them all! Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of comedy, sensational song and dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning scenery. Throw in a magical Mirror, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and plenty of audience participation as we outwit the Wicked Queen and let love prevail in this glittering festive treat for all ages.

FRIENDS ONSALE THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER

GROUPS ONSALE MONDAY 27 NOVEMBER

GENERAL ONSALE TUESDAY 28 NOVEMBER

See website for performance schedule, prices, concession rates, and generous discounts for families, groups and schools

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Sunday 14 January 2018

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 April 2018

Funbox The Funtastic Factory

Sing-a-long-a Beauty and the Beast

Teletubbies Live

12pm & 3pm

7pm

10am & 1pm

Tickets £17 inc. bf GR Family ticket £56 inc. bf R

Tickets £18.50 inc. bf GCR Early bird offer £2 off full price*

Tickets £21 - £18 inc. bf R Premium seats £26 inc. bf R

Get ready for perfect presents, terrific toys and mechanical mayhem! The Funbox team are back with their brand new show and ready to make all your wishes come true! Gary, Anya and Kevin are busy at work in the Funtastic Factory making presents, gifts and goodies galore, but things aren’t quite going to plan. Fluffy, Flossie and Fairy Fran are ready to ‘help’ in their own special way and everyone’s favourite dog, Bonzo is up to his usual mischief! Packed with singalong favourites like Bobby B.I.N.G.O. and The Hokey Cokey along with brand new songs, The Funtastic Factory is family fun not to be missed. Who knows, you might even get to help on stage!

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NEW TO SEASON

HMT

Singalonga Productions invite you to “Be our Guest” at Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast. Join us as we celebrate with a screening of Disney’s brand new adaptation of the iconic fairy tale, with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in!. This is your chance to sing your heart out to the Disney songs of your childhood such as Be Our Guest, Belle, Gaston and not forgetting the Beauty and the Beast. Our Singalonga host will start with a pre-show where they will warm up your voices, teach you some hand actions, show you how to use the famous Singalonga props bag and when to Boo the arrogant Gaston and of course judge the fancy dress competition!

*if purchased before end of November 2017

HMT

See the iconic, world famous Teletubbies in their first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones. Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone, Noo-noo and Sun Baby in a fun, bright and safe world which captures young children’s imaginations and encourages them to explore the world around them. Join in and enjoy beloved features from the TV series along with brand new songs. www.TeletubbiesLive.com


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NEW TO SEASON

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Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 July 2018

Tuesday 24 - Thursday 26 July 2018

Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 August 2018

Peppa Pig’s Adventure

What The Ladybird Heard

Bing Live!

Bing Goes to the Theatre

Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in the brand new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music! The happy campers soon settle down to sleep and listen to the gentle pitter patter of rain. Safe and warm inside their tents the excited group can look forward to morning time, when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in!

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: The Ladybird has a plan of her own! Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this brand new stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!

Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Aberdeen in the first ever Bing stage show! Join Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando as they find out how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Flop and Amma are there to help, but in this magical world of make-believe things don’t always go according to plan… Don’t miss the chance to see your little one’s face as their favourite characters are brought to life in this brand-new show. Full of fun, laughter and music, Bing Live! is the perfect first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families. Going to the theatre… it’s a Bing thing!

10am, 1pm & 4pm

Tue 1.30pm, Wed & Thu 10.30am & 1.30pm

Tue 1pm & 4pm, Wed 10am & 1pm

Tickets £23.50 - £18.50 inc. bf R U16 £2 off Family ticket £68 inc. bf R

Tickets £15.50 inc. bf GR Family ticket £13 per ticket inc. bf R

Tickets £20.50 - £18.50 inc. bf R U16 £2 off Premium seats £23.50 inc. bf R

Recommended for ages 3+

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FAMILY

Treat the family this Christmas with our genie-us festive menu!

2 courses £21.50/3 courses £26.50 (Individually priced lunch menu available on request)

KIDS FESTIVE MENU

TINY TOTS

(up to 12 years old)

2 courses £10 3 courses £13

THE IDEAL OPENING ACT

Book your table by calling 01224 641122 (option 2) or online at aberdeenperformingarts.com/1906-restaurant-at-hmt Email: restauranthmt@aberdeenperformingarts.com

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1-2 year old 3-4 year old

Introducing children to theatre, through fun and games. Encouraging imagination and creativity and developing acting skills.

Interactive and lively sessions for little musicians. Join us for songs, rhymes, movement and fun in this exciting weekly workshop.

For more information visit aberdeenperformingarts.com/engage or email creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com For bookings call 01224 641122.

For more information visit aberdeenperformingarts.com/engage or email creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com For bookings call 01224 641122. Supported by:


Have you always wanted to see behind the scenes? Mini Maestros is a fun and interactive session for small musicians in P1-3. We will learn about different musical genres, develop aural and motor skills through singing and rhythm games.

In Mega Maestros we explore different genres of music, develop musicianship skills through games and creative exercises and perform a sharing of work at the end of term.

Then join us for a tour of His Majesty’s Theatre HMT tours run for approximately one hour fifteen minutes on selected Saturdays and involve stairs. Please contact 01224 641122 to book onto a scheduled tour, and let us know if you have any special access requirements. For groups, please email tours@aberdeenperformingarts.com to arrange a visit. Meet at His Majesty’s Theatre box office at 10.30am, with tours finishing at 12 noon.

For more information visit aberdeenperformingarts.com/engage or email creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com For bookings call 01224 641122. Supported by:

For more information visit aberdeenperformingarts.com/engage or email creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com For bookings call 01224 641122. Supported by:

For school tours, please contact creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com for more information. 20 places available per tour. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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OPERA

HMT

Sung in Russian with English supertitles

Thursday 10 & Saturday 12 May 2018 SCOTTISH OPERA PRESENTS TCHAIKOVSKY’S

Eugene Onegin

New production Supported by The Alexander Gibson Circle Tchaikovsky and Pushkin: two of Russia’s greatest artists come together in this sweeping tale of unfulfilled love. A lovesick young girl; a cocky young man who thoughtlessly spurns her; a heart-stopping duel between should-be friends. Director Oliver Mears (The Royal Opera) teams up with awardwinning designer Annemarie Woods, setting this hopelessly romantic opera in a world full of memories and dreams, where the past is ever present. Tchaikovsky’s soaring score, not heard on Scottish Opera’s main stage since 1993, is the most radiant of Russian lyric operas. Dramatic and expressive, it captures perfectly the desperation and raw emotion of Pushkin’s masterpiece. Natalya Romaniw (Rusalka 2016), fast making a name for herself in the Russian repertoire, sings Tatyana. Samuel Dale Johnson (The Marriage of Figaro 2016) is Onegin. Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts.

Thu & Sat 7.15pm

Tickets £59 - £21 inc. bf R U26s £10 R HAPA Friends £4 off Thursday performance DISCOUNTS

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ACCESS Audio described: Sat 12 May 2018, 7.15pm, (preceded by Touch Tour, 6pm)

Eugene Onegin Unwrapped AN HOUR-LONG TASTER Friday 11 May 2018 at 6pm Pre-show talk Saturday 12 May 2018 at 6pm


HMT

Sunday 28 January 2018

HMT

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

This concert ranges widely – from Rebel’s Les Élémens, an eighteenth-century work famed for its dramatic evocation of creation, to Martinu’s small-scale concerto – his Viola Rhapsody. Between them, we hear the Biblical Songs of Dvorák; which stand testament to his lyric genius and profound Christian faith. The concert concludes with Haydn’s Symphony No 96, sometimes known as ‘The Miracle’ after an accident involving a falling chandelier.

“Today I saw 16 swans. God, what beauty!” A vision of natural wonder inspired the tune that crowns Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony – and once heard, it’s never forgotten. Rising British conductor Jamie Phillips will charge every note with freshness and awe. But before that, the 22-year old Mozart takes Paris by storm and the one and only Ning Feng pours out his heart in the sumptuous Violin Concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the Viennese genius who defined the “Hollywood sound”.

Chaos and Creation

7.30pm

Sibelius Five

HTickets £29 - £12.50 inc. bf CG

3pm

Sunday 21 January 2018 Kindly supported by SCO PATRONS

HTickets £29 - £12.50 inc. bf CG

HMT

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony Amidst all the myths and mysteries that surround Tchaikovsky’s final masterpiece, one thing’s clear: the melodic inspiration and emotional honesty of this glorious (but heartbreaking) music. Conductor Martyn Brabbins opens the concert in an altogether more languid world of Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, and in between, there’s the first really great piano concerto by Mozart, featuring soloist Arthur Jussen. 3pm

HTickets £24 - £16 inc. bf CG

Pre-concert talk 2.15pm: Katherine Wren (RSNO Viola) in conversation with Jamie Phillips

STEPPING OUT

ORCHESTRA DISCOUNTS: RSNO and SCO - U26 £6, U16 GO FREE BBC SSO - U16/STUDENT £6

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

CLASSICAL

Saturday 13 January 2018

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CLASSICAL

Sunday 11 February 2018

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBC Ten Pieces Live!

STEPPING OUT

ORCHESTRA DISCOUNTS: RSNO and SCO - U26 £6, U16 GO FREE BBC SSO - U16/STUDENT £6

Kindly supported by Dunard Fund

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Pre-concert performance 6.30pm: Students from Aberdeen City Music School

Saturday 3 February 2018

HMT

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Beethoven ‘Emperor’ Concerto

Few pianists truly deserve the epithet ‘great’ but Elisabeth Leonskaja is surely one of them. Now in her seventies, she continues to cast a spell over audiences, especially in her interpretations of Beethoven. Clemens Schuldt acknowledges Leonskaja’s heritage with two hugely popular symphonies by the greatest Soviet composers. The shenanigans and wit of Prokofiev’s ‘Classical’ contrast starkly with the intense tragedy unleashed by Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony. 7.30pm

HTickets £29 - £12.50 inc. bf CG

The perfect introduction to classical music for all ages! The BBC’s Ten Pieces initiative has opened up the world of classical music to a generation of children, and inspired them to develop their own creative responses to ten specially-chosen pieces of music. Featuring famous music such as Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, and Stravinsky’s The Firebird. The concert will last approximately one hour with no interval. Ages 8+ 3pm

HTickets £12 - U16 £6 inc. bf CG

Sunday 22 April 2018

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ Symphony No matter how many times you experience either the sublime simplicity of Eine kleine Nachtmusik or the Olympian invention of the ‘Jupiter’ Symphony, Mozart’s music stays fresh. The BBC SSO’s leader Laura Samuel brings a chamber musician’s insight to a concert that positively bristles with youthful energy, and which also features soprano Claire Booth singing Britten’s vibrant Les illuminations. 3pm

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra Classic FM Hall of Fame

The people have spoken: once again Classic FM’s annual poll has revealed the nation’s favourite pieces of classical music. As Classic FM’s official Orchestra in Scotland, tonight we’ll play the very best. Presenter and musiclover John Suchet introduces solid-gold masterpieces by Debussy and Dvorák, the amazing Kari Kriikku plays Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and – of course – we’ll finish off with the most famous symphony of all time: Beethoven’s Fifth. Full tuneful satisfaction is guaranteed!

For programme details, see www.aberdeenchambermusic.org

Monday 4 December

Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano) and Johan Barnoin (piano)

Monday 19 February 2018 Piano Trio Isimsiz

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HTickets £29 - £12.50 inc. bf CG

Monday 15 January 2018

The Castalian String Quartet The Castalian String Quartet has won top prizes at major international competitions, including 1st prize and three special awards at the 2015 Lyon International Competition.

Monday 12 March 2018

The Schubert Ensemble (piano quartet)

All concerts 7.30pm at Queen’s Cross Church

ORCHESTRA DISCOUNTS: RSNO and SCO - U26 £6, U16 GO FREE BBC SSO - U16/STUDENT £6

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ABERDEEN CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS

CLASSICAL

Sunday 10 June 2018

Tickets for all concerts £12 Concessions available (for under 25s, those in receipt of job seekers or disability allowance) Available on the door before each concert or from Aberdeen Performing Arts Box Office.

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Monday 12 February 2018

Thursday 15 March 2018

Friday 16 March 2018

Saturday 17 March 2018

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

The Meat Loaf Story

One Night of Elvis

Elkie Brooks

Steve Steinman the creative force behind the hugely successful Vampires Rock returns with this epic musical concert delivering the best of the best from Meat Loafs Bat Out Of Hell record breaking album. With incredible stage set, superb band and Steve Steinman’s unique sense of humour and stage presence, the show will have you up on your feet and dancing in the aisles to all the greatest Meat Loaf hits – Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Took the Words Right Out of my Mouth, Anything For Love, Dead Ringer For Love and Bat Out of Hell, to name just a few.

Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance. In this latest production, Lee Memphis King portrays Elvis Presley at his peak celebrating the iconic ‘Vegas Years’ from 1969 – 1977. Resplendent in the most authentic costumes from Elvis’s performance and an orchestra backing this incredible performer prepare to be taken back in time to see Elvis in the way it was.

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7.30pm

The only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! Johnny Cash Roadshow featuring respected singer/songwriter Clive John. After sold out shows across Europe this is now a bigger show than ever, introducing the new brass section the ‘Roadshow Horns’ all accompanied by emotive screen visuals. This is simply the best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world. The show takes the audience from the 1950’s right up to 2002 and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included, along with songs from the latest five decades of the man in black’s career. “Clive captures my Grandfather JUST as he was” Caitlin Crowell (Granddaughter of Mr. Johnny Cash)

7.30pm HTickets £27 - £26 inc. bf

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Long before the end of a live show and the frequent standing ovations that accompany it, there comes a point where Elkie does something so amazing that it leaves her audience almost spellbound. It could be a particularly emotional rendition of one of her ballads, a powerhouse blues vocal or one of her trademark impossibly long notes that leaves the audience mesmerised. Elkie will be performing her biggest hits including Pearl’s A Singer, Lilac Wine, Fool (If You think It’s Over), Don’t Cry Out Loud & No More The Fool as well as many more featured on her recent hit album Elkie Brooks – Pearls – The Very Best Of. “Still One Of The Great British Voices” The Guardian 7.30pm

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Saturday 7 April 2018

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Saturday 28 April 2018

Monday 11 June 2018

Nathan Carter

Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook

Whitney

Nashville Live

Queen of the Night

“Mightily impressive……. this top notch show is a celebration of Whitney’s music and a fine and fitting way to ensure it lives on” Simon Duke

Nashville Live transports you right into the heart of downtown Nashville, celebrating the atmosphere and energy of an evening in the home of country music. Featuring LIVE some of the hottest country musicians from both sides of the pond, prepare be taken back to the Grand Old Opry and through the country music history featuring songs from Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton to the Carrie Underwood and Garth Brooks. With songs including Folsom Prison Blues, Crazy, Jolene, The Gambler to name a few, this trip through Country Music’s greatest moments is an evening not to be missed!

7.30pm

7pm

Nathan Carter is a sensation! In Ireland he outsold One Direction, Pharrell Williams and Michael Buble, and became the first country act to reach number one in the Irish charts in 2013 after Garth Brooks, six years before. He is an exciting feature on the UK Country scene, and once again tops the Irish charts with his fifth album Where I Wanna Be which features his unique blend of Celtic, country and pop! Not bad for the cherubic former head choir boy who sang for Pope John Paul ll in Rome. Nathan’s recordings include WHERE I WANNA BE (no. 1), BEAUTIFUL LIFE (no. 1), STAYIN’ UP ALL NIGHT which topped the Irish chart and reached the top 20 in the UK.

Back on the road by popular demand, Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters. Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC ADELE Special, the outstanding Katie Markham has the show-stopping voice and captivating charisma to deliver all your favourite Adele hits in an enthralling concert performance. Someone Like You will take you on a soulstirring journey from break up to make up!

7.30pm

7.30pm

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Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, Saving All My Love and so much more. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.

HTickets £28 - £26 inc. bf

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Thursday 14 June 2018

Friday 6 July 2018

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Jane McDonald

The Rod Stewart Story Some Guys Have All The Luck is a theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singersongwriter and performer right down to the last detail - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time. The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career. 7.30pm HTickets £25.50 inc. bf

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20th Anniversary Tour Jane McDonald, former cruise ship cabaret singer whose performances on BBC TV’s The Cruise captured the public’s imagination and propelled her into the big time. She later became a regular panelist on ITV’s Loose Women.

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Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 September 2018

Magic of Motown

In 2015 she performed the coveted role of Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS at Blackpool Opera House. Whether performing in theatre, presenting on TV or touring in concert, Jane puts her heart and soul into every performance.

Celebrating the sound of a generation Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.

7.30pm

7.30pm

HTickets £38.50 - £33.50 inc. bf

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Sat 3 February 2018

MO KENNEY Sun 11 March 2018

TWELFTH DAY Mon 12 March 2018

THE HANDSOME FAMILY


THE LEMON TREE Saturday 17 February 2018 8pm

Saltfishforty & Basco

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To the uninitiated, Saltfishforty are Douglas Montgomery (fiddle/viola) and Brian Cromarty (guitar/mandola/vocals), a duo hailing from Orkney. To those who are familiar with this powerhouse of a partnership, they are quite simply one of the best live acts on the folk scene. With their focus on Orkney music taking in traditional, contemporary and original material, boldly cross-fertilised with influences from Americana to East European folk, plus a highoctane whiff of heavy metal, there is simply no-one else like Saltfishforty. They will be joined for this Northern Arc session by Basco, a fiddle-scraping, box-belting, cittern-smacking folk/roots band with members from Denmark, Sweden and Australia. Their music is complex and varied, from hard hitting, high-speed reels full of rosin dust and sweat, through sweet and melancholy tunes that tell of loves won and lost, of fitful fever-dreams of fractal complexity and fascinating texture, to songs that when you come down to it, are really just about sex.

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ROOTS

Ground-breaking contemporary folk artists from Scotland join forces with the very best musicians from Canada, Scandinavia, the Baltic region and more.

Saturday 21 April 2018 8pm

Heidi Talbot and Väsen

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Heidi Talbot’s sound revels in the comforting and restorative powers of music, never maudlin or overly dark but gently uplifting, cheering and enlightening. Heidi will be performing tonight with her trio which includes her husband John McCusker on violin, cittern and whistles and Innes White on guitar. All three of Väsen are instrumental virtuosos in their own right, and together they form a unique supernatural being. With origins deeply rooted in the forests and rich earth of the Swedish countryside, theirs is a tradition spiced with consummate playing skills. But this is more than just a traditional sound - there’s a playfulness to their music, a joyousness, and a delight in making exciting new arrangements of centuries-old tunes, and new originals inspired by the tradition. Rock, jazz, traditional, and classical influences weave together, making music that’s beautiful but never cloying. With Heidi’s songs of great beauty and exhilarating musicianship from Väsen, we anticipate yet another breathtaking, not to be missed, unique collaboration in our latest Northern Arc session.

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Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 March 2018

THE TIVOLI

Thursday 1 February 2018

Friday 2 February 2018

David Baddiel

Milton Jones Is Out There

Dara O Briain

Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel takes his Olivier-nominated oneman show to theatres nationwide. My Family: Not the Sitcom is a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf, and gay cats. A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late sex-mad mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Come and be offended on David’s behalf! “ Baddiel launches himself into the Louis CK league of no-holds-barred comedy”HHHHH Metro

No, really out there and this time he hasn’t just forgotten his keys. He’s holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window. He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat. Milton will be talking about his life so far - the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made. But perhaps he should give all this up and seek the highest office in the land - but how do you get a desk and a swivel chair up a mountain? Oh and now he wants to be Prime Minister too. Can we do worse than the politicians we already have? Yes we can!

Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, Star Gazing Live, Robotwars and Go8Bit. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today in this brand new show for 2018. “His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up” THE GUARDIAN “If you want a comic who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand for two hours, here’s your man” THE TIMES “Sharp wit from a superfit mind” EVENING STANDARD

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My Family: Not the Sitcom

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Voice of Reason

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Monday 12 March 2018

Stewart Lee

Content Provider After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full length show since the awardwinning Carpet Remnant World. HHHHH“The most consistently funny show of his brilliant career… I laughed till it hurt.” The Times HHHH“Characteristically twisty and frequently brilliant” The Guardian HHHH“Venomously funny” Standard HHHHH“The delusional ravings of a man who has lost his way in the world” Mail on Sunday Age guidance: 16+


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Thursday 26 April 2018

Friday 27 April 2018

Friday 15 June 2018

Russell Brand

Jon Richardson

Paul Chowdhry

“Once you’ve had a baby you’re a parent and immediately you go from being a madman (cool) to a mad dad (not cool). How can you be a dangerous, edgy, rebel with a tiny, little daughter?” “How do we make sense of the madness of our lives once we become parents? What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What happens if she grows up to be like me? Or, worse, to date a man like me?”

The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher? Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be “with which to work”?

Following phenomenal demand and instant sell-outs across the country, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry has announced extra dates in spring 2018. “It’s a rare and joyous thing to see a stand up so vibrant and imperiously on top of his game” The Mail on Sunday Book now to avoid disappointment, innit.

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RE:BIRTH

The Old Man

Live Innit

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Friday 20 & Saturday 21 July 2018

Sarah Millican

COMEDY / SPOKEN WORD

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Control Enthusiast

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy. sarahmillican.co.uk @sarahmillican75

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Fri 19 January 2018

BRIAN GITTINS THE TIVOLI

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Saturday 15 September 2018

Sunday 4 November 2018

Joe Lycett:

Jason Manford

Pop in and see Joe Lycett on his brand new stand‐up tour, where he’ll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently. As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and The Royal Variety Performance. “A man who makes funny seem easy” Guardian “ If you want to bet on the next mainstream stand‐up star put your shirt on Joe Lycett” Evening Standard “Effortlessly funny” Time Out

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. Muddle Class promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed. HHHH “Effortlessly entertaining” Evening Standard HHHH “He’s blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can’t manufacture” Daily Telegraph

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I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett

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DON’T FEED THE MONKEY MAN

Sat 27 January 2018

CRAIG HILL:

SOMEONE’S GONNA GET KILT! Mon 29 January 2018

ANDY ZALTZMAN Sat 10 March 2018

ANDY KIRKPATRICK Fri 23 March 2018

CRAIG CAMPBELL EASY TIGER Sun 13 May 2018

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Front-of-house facilities at HMT include a restaurant, a café bar, stunning corporate hospitality facilities and a box office in the glass foyer.

Bon Accord Harriet St Car Park

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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 one of our Comment 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. Further parking available at Denburn car park and Chapel Street (multi-storey). 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: access@aberdeenperformingarts.com

show chat P S C Pre/Post PSC indicates a pre or post-show chat with cast or creative

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 at an appropriate point of the performance, which may be up to the interval.

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Refreshments

The Lemon Tree provides refreshments before, during and after performances both in the Lounge and the Studio. However the bar may be closed throughout a performance at the performers’ 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.

Captioned performances

Children

Photography and recording

The closest and most convenient car parking is available at Bon Accord Harriet Street and West North Street car parks. Street level access to The Lemon Tree is available via Shoe Lane by ringing the doorbell.

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.

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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.

Parking and wheelchair access

Signed, lip reading and audio-described performances

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

The Lemon Tree

Captioned performances are similar to television subtitling. The actor’s words appear on a display unit (or screens) on or near the stage at the same time as they are spoken or sung. Speaker names, sound effects and offstage noises.

team is available at one or more performances. Please contact box office for more details.

Refreshments

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.

1906 Restaurant and Café 1906

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 1906 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 on 01224 641122.

NOT VALID FOR SHOWS AT THE LEMON TREE

Private hospitality room also available Email: 1906@aberdeenperformingarts.com Tel: 01224 641122 (option 2).

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.


Ticket information

Online aberdeenperformingarts.com Buy your tickets securely and safely at a time that suits you. Over the phone

Mon to Sat 9.30am to 6pm Tel: 01224 641122 (option 1) Lines can get busy but calls are answered in the order received, as quickly as possible. They are usually quietest from 2pm - 5pm.

In person

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

Print @ home

Purchase and print your tickets at home for selected shows at APA venues. 16+ 18+ U16+A BAL

Age restrictions

Recommended age guidance. U16+A BAL - Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult, balcony seating only.

Thank you for your support Groups & schools welcome

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£ OFF SCHOOLS OFFER GROUPS 8+

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 641122 (option 1) to speak to our groups team for more details.

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£ OFF

Concessions

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 £12 inc. bf for some HMT shows (maximum of two per booking, eligible concession holders only – can be withdrawn at any time). Please note, a valid I.D. (such as a student card) must be shown at the venue on request. CONCESSIONS

Restoration

£1.50 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 Booking Fees – all prices within the brochure are inclusive of our booking fees. 10% on ticket price for Music Hall and The Lemon Tree and up to £2.50 per ticket for His Majesty’s Theatre.

Keep your tickets in a safe place

RUNNING TIME Please note all running times are approximate.

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).

New – Booking Protect!

Other Formats

APA Friends

Discounts available (excludes balcony seating).

We are now offering optional refund protection insurance online via our partners, Booking Protect. As standard, all tickets booked are non-refundable so by adding refund protection, you or anybody in your party will be able to claim back a full refund from Booking Protect should you be unable to attend the booked event due to reasons outside of your control. This includes things such as accident, injury, illness, redundancy or adverse weather conditions (full terms and conditions available online).

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

CAP 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 aberdeenperformingarts.com, or call 01224 641122.

Your support is vital to deliver our ambitious vision across all our venues for the future. • 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

We would like to thank Aberdeen Inspired, Anderson Anderson Brown, Dandara and Mattioli Woods for their sponsorship and support.

OUR MISSION Creating a spark OUR VISION A vibrant, cultural hub at the heart of city life. Inspiring, exploring and engaging through live performances and creative projects. 53


AT A GLANCE

Plan your next great experience DECEMBER

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JANUARY HMT 34 HMT 34 HMT 34

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Tue 2 Jan Wed 3 Jan Thu 4 Jan Fri 5 Jan Sat 6 Jan Sun 7 Jan Sat 13 Jan Sun 14 Jan Wed 17 Jan Thu 18 Jan Fri 19 Jan

Aladdin HMT 34 Aladdin HMT 34 Aladdin HMT 34 Aladdin HMT 34 Aladdin HMT 34 Aladdin HMT 34 Scottish Chamber HMT 41 Orchestra Chaos & Creation Funbox presents HMT 36 The Funtastic Factory The Nutcracker HMT 30 The Nutcracker HMT 30 The Nutcracker HMT 30

Friday 19 January 2018

MODEL AEROPLANES Sat 20 Jan The Nutcracker Sun 21 Jan BBC SSO – Tchaikovsky Tue 23 Jan Beautiful Wed 24 Jan Beautiful Thu 25 Jan Beautiful Fri 26 Jan Beautiful

HMT 30 HMT 41 HMT 6 HMT 6 HMT 6 HMT 6

Sat 27 Jan Beautiful HMT 6 Sun 28 Jan RSNO - Sibelius Five HMT 41

FEBRUARY Thu 1 Feb Fri 2 Feb Sat 3 Feb Wed 7 Feb Sun 11 Feb Mon 12 Feb Thu 15 Feb

David Baddiel: HMT 48 My Family: Not the Sitcom Milton Jones: HMT 48 Is Out There Scottish HMT 42 Chamber Orchestra Beethoven ‘Emperor’ Concerto Culture Café BELMONT 23 Douglas Dunn BBC SSO - HMT 42 Ten Pieces Live The Johnny Cash HMT 44 Roadshow Rambert - HMT 31 Ghost Dances

Thursday 15 February 2018

JIMEOIN: RIDICULOUS Fr 16 Feb Rambert - HMT 31 Ghost Dances Sat 17 Feb Rambert - HMT 31 Ghost Dances Sat 17 Feb Northern Arc - LT 47 Saltfishforty & Basco Tue 20 Feb Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde HMT 20 Wed 21 Feb Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde HMT 20


Thu 22 Feb Fri 23 Feb Fri 23 Feb Sat 24 Feb Sat 24 Feb Sun 25 Feb Wed 28 Feb

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde HMT 20 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde HMT 20 Granite Noir 2018 VARIOUS 28 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde HMT 20 Granite Noir 2018 VARIOUS 28 Granite Noir 2018 VARIOUS 28 Shrek the Musical HMT 7

MARCH Thu 1 Mar Fri 2 Mar Sat 3 Mar Sun 4 Mar Tue 6 Mar Wed 7 Mar Thu 8 Mar Fri 9 Mar Sat 10 Mar

Shrek the Musical HMT Shrek the Musical HMT Shrek the Musical HMT Shrek the Musical HMT Shrek the Musical HMT Shrek the Musical HMT Shrek the Musical HMT Shrek the Musical HMT Shrek the Musical HMT

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Saturday 10 March 2018

ANDY KIRKPATRICK Sun 11 Mar Shrek the Musical HMT 7 Mon 12 Mar Dara O Briain: HMT 48 Voice of Reason

Monday 12 March 2018

THE HANDSOME FAMILY Tue 13 Mar

Dara O Briain: Voice of Reason

HMT 48

Thu 12 April Some Mothers HMT 21 Sing-a-long-a HMT 36 Do ‘Ave ‘Em Beauty and the Beast Fri 13 April Some Mothers HMT 21 The Meat Loaf Story HMT 44 Do ‘Ave ‘Em One Night of Elvis HMT 44 Sat 14 April Some Mothers HMT 21 featuring Lee Memphis King Do ‘Ave ‘Em Elkie Brooks HMT 44 Wed 18 April Fittie Fittie Bang Bang HMT 10 Hairspray HMT 8 Student Show 2018 Hairspray HMT 8 Thu 19 April Fittie Fittie Bang Bang HMT 10 Tuesday 20 March 2018 Student Show 2018 Fri 20 April Fittie Fittie Bang Bang HMT 10 Student Show 2018 Sat 21 April Fittie Fittie Bang Bang HMT 10 Student Show 2018 Wed 21 Mar Hairspray HMT 8 Sun 22 April BBC SSO - HMT 42 Thu 22 Mar Hairspray HMT 8 Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ Fri 23 Mar Hairspray HMT 8 Symphony Sat 24 Mar Hairspray HMT 8 Tue 24 April Someone Like You - HMT 45 Tue 27 Mar Crazy for You HMT 9 The Adele Songbook Wed 28 Mar Crazy for You HMT 9 Thu 26 April Russell Brand: HMT 49 Thu 29 Mar Crazy for You HMT 9 RE:BIRTH Fri 30 Mar Crazy for You HMT 9 Fri 27 April Jon Richardson: HMT 49 Sat 31 Mar Crazy for You HMT 9 Old Man Sat 28 April Whitney - HMT 45 APRIL Queen of the Night Wed 4 April Teletubbies HMT 36 Thu 5 April Teletubbies HMT 36 While the Music Hall is under wraps we’re Sat 7 April Nathan Carter HMT 45 Stepping Out and keeping the spirit of Mon 9 April Some Mothers HMT 21 the building alive through a programme Do ‘Ave ‘Em of performances, community events Tue 10 April Some Mothers HMT 21 and commissioned new work. Do ‘Ave ‘Em Look out for the Stepping Out Wed 11 April Some Mothers HMT 21 button throughout the brochure Do ‘Ave ‘Em Wed 14 Mar Thu 15 Mar Fri 16 Mar Sat 17 Mar Mon 19 Mar Tue 20 Mar

AT A GLANCE

For behind the scenes info and competitions follow us /aberdeenperformingarts @apawhatson

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You’ve booked your seat, now book your table 1906 Restaurant at HMT offers you the most relaxing and delicious preshow dining experience possible. Join us for contemporary dining at its very best, full of character, flavour and style. Choose from a delicious selection of starters, platters, mains and desserts at Aberdeen’s only in-theatre restaurant experience and we will ensure that you get to your seats in plenty time for “curtain up”!

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Return address: The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen AB24 5AT

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TEA AF AL S ANTERN SO D OO AV LUN N AIL CH AB ES LE

You’ve booked your seat, now book your table 1906 Restaurant at HMT offers you the most relaxing and delicious preshow dining experience possible. Join us for contemporary dining at its very best, full of character, flavour and style. Choose from a delicious selection of starters, platters, mains and desserts at Aberdeen’s only in-theatre restaurant experience and we will ensure that you get to your seats in plenty time for “curtain up”!

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THE IDEAL OPENING ACT

To book contact 01224 641122 - option 2 Visit: aberdeenperformingarts.com/1906-restaurant-at-hmt to see our new menu.

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

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