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Spring 2016


NEW SEASON PRIORITY BOOKING

APA Friends booking from

THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER General Booking from

TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER

Welcome

The £7 Million Music Hall Transformation begins in Spring 2016. Our national treasure – at the heart of life in the Northeast for almost 200 years – goes into sleep mode in April for 18 months. (See p5 for plans.)

Without skipping a beat, the Music Hall Stepping Out programme will be out and about till relaunch in Winter 2017. Look for the concert series and comedy stars at HMT with gigs, concerts and stand-up at the Lemon Tree and around the city. However, we’ve got a fantastic new season at His Majesty’s Theatre, Music Hall and The Lemon Tree. There’s something for everyone but check out our top picks…

MUSICALS

CULTURE CAFÉ

Annie | Chicago | The Commitments

Alec Frank Gemill | Bozzini Quartet | Alan Spence

The music of The Commitments comes to HMT next year and heads up our stellar line up of musicals.

Our latest season of lunchtime recitals returns with the best music and writers to give you a relaxing hour of culture.

DRAMA

MUSIC

IT’S A MOMENTOUS TIME IN ABERDEEN’S HISTORY

An Inspector Calls | Flare Path | Breakfast at Tiffany’s From gripping stories to hilarious comedies to early evening plays, our drama season will have you on the edge of your seat.

DANCE Rambert | Scottish Ballet’s Swan Lake | Vincent and Flavia The fantastic Vincent and Flavia return to HMT to stun audiences with The Last Tango. A show not to be missed!

NORTHERN ARC Duncan Chisholm | Inge Thomson | Lau

FAMILY Peter Pan | A Ladder To The Stars | Peppa Pig

COMEDY AND SPOKEN WORD

OPERA The Mikado Scottish Opera and D’Oyly Carte Opera Company present the Gilbert and Sullivan classic.

CLASSICAL Angela Hewitt is one of the foremost pianists of her age and completes her Bach Masterworks with The Art of Fugue in February.

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Stalwarts of rock, jazz and opera visit the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre in a packed full music programme.

Welcoming, inviting and intimate, our Northern Arc series is a great way to experience the best traditional Scottish musicians collaborating with international acts.

Don’t miss out on festive family fun with our ever popular panto Peter Pan and The Lemon Tree Christmas show A Ladder To The Stars.

Image: Russell Watson, page 57 Front cover: Nicola Benedetti, page 45

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot | Gregory Porter | Russell Watson

And much more! Take a look and book now!

Jimmy Carr | Flying Pigs | Chris Ramsey Jimmy Carr, Flying Pigs and Chris Ramsey lead the cast of comedians in our latest season that will have you rolling on the floor with laughter.

MUSIC HALL STEPPING OUT Lulu | Jason Donovan | Sarah Millican With the historic Music Hall restoration project about to commence, we’re still planning a programme of shows that will perform at other venues. Look out for details through the brochure.


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Look out for these symbols for shows with our new student offers on selected performances. Available by showing a valid student card at the box office counters. (Standby tickets limited to 20 per performance, to be purchased on the day.)

Look out NEW TO SEASON for this symbol; These shows have gone onsale with this brochure.

Music Hall Transformation 4 Musicals 6 Drama 19 New Voices 26 Dance 28 YACNE 33 Family 34 Creative Learning 38 Opera 40 Classical 41 Culture Café 47 Connect 49 Roots 50 Northern Arc 51 Music 53 Comedy & Spoken Word 59 Something Different 61 Seating Plans 62 Ticketing/venue info 64 At a glance guide 66

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

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Image: Northern Arc: Inge Thomson, page 51

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MUSIC HALL TRANSFORMATION

LET THE TRANSFORMATION BEGIN! LIGHTS OOT: doors close for 18 months INTERMISSION: let the transformation begin! NEW LOOK MUSIC HALL REVEAL: doors open The £7 Million Music Hall Transformation begins in Spring 2016. Scotland’s national treasure – the Music Hall – might look the same on the outside, but inside, expect BIG changes: To get involved contact Charlotte Bird Tel: 01224 337643 or email charlotte.bird@ aberdeenperformingarts.com

Spring 2016 2016/17 Winter 2017

Accessibility • Level entry from Union Street • New stairway and lift to balcony • Better access to balcony Transformed, dynamic spaces • Upgraded and restored auditorium • New creative learning studio • New 100 seat performance space • New box office • New café and bar • New conference and meeting space • Upgraded artist accommodation Information • Digital information system throughout Thanks to the ambassadors, funders, supporters and investors who share our vision.

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RSNO with NICOLA BENEDETTI

Sat 19 March 2016 7.30pm

The final orchestral concert in the Music Hall welcomes back favourites, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra with Scotland’s world-class violinist. Nicola Benedetti has said “I’m in!” as an Ambassador for the Music Hall £7 Million Transformation campaign.

CONNECT:ED

Thu 31 March 2016 7.30pm, Music Hall

A night showcasing new work created with Jason Singh and Aidan O’Rourke, APA’s Associate artists for 2015/16. This event will showcase the work that Jason and Aidan have created through the ‘Connect’ project with groups from across Aberdeen and with each other.

YOUR HALL | YOUR STORY

Fri 1 April 2016 7.30pm

We’re building a treasure chest of Music Hall stories to pass on to the next generation. Share your story. Join us at a drop-in coffee morning, Saturday gathering or twilight session. Work with professionals to whip your tale into shape for performing (maybe by you!) at this event, part of the “Lights Oot” weekend before the Music Hall is transformed. See drop-in dates on page 26.

“LIGHTS OOT” HOOTENANNY

LIGHTS OOT + STEPPING OUT

SPRING 2016 heralds an exciting “LIGHTS OOT” celebration to mark the point when the Music Hall goes under wraps for its multi-million pound transformation.

Sat 2 April 2016 9pm, Music Hall

Join us for the biggest and best ceilidh that the Music Hall has seen. And then, just before we turn out the lights for the last time, we will premiere a new work written especially for the occasion entitled ‘Hibernation’. Written by Aidan O’Rourke and Jason Singh, APA’s Associate Artists for 2015/16, it will be the perfect dedication to the hall before it begins the next chapter of its life. STEPPING OUT

STEPPING OUT PROGRAMME

In 2016 and 2017, while the Music Hall is being transformed, look out for our STEPPING OUT programme with concerts and events in sister venues, His Majesty’s Theatre and The Lemon Tree and around the city.

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“A STUNNING PRODUCTION. FABULOUS FROM BEGINNING TO END. DESERVES TO BE ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS...”

HMT Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 January 2016

Daily Echo

The Sound of Music

One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent new production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart. Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish new staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWll. The Sound of Music features some of the world’s most memorable songs, including Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, DoRe-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, So Long, Farewell and of course, the title song, The Sound of Music. Lucy O’Byrne, fresh from her success on BBC One’s The Voice, plays the title role of Maria. She became the competition’s runner up earlier this year, impressing the nation and chart topper will.i.am with her stunning vocal range. Award winning actor and TV heart-throb Gray O’Brien plays the dashing Captain von Trapp. With a career that has spanned over two decades, he is best loved for starring in Peak Practice, Casualty and of course, Coronation Street.

Starring

LUCY O’BYRNE as Maria and

Bill Kenwright presents A NEW PRODUCTION OF

GRAY O’BRIEN as Captain von Trapp

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Suggested by ‘The Trapp Family Singers’ by Maria Augusta Trapp Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe www.rnh.com

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

Tickets £37.50 - £18.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £45.50 - £40.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 16 January 2016 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 14 January 2016 7.30pm.

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Photos include previous cast

Music by

Lyrics by

RICHARD OSCAR RODGERS HAMMERSTEIN II

Book by

HOWARD and RUSSEL LINDSAY CROUSE


USSEL OUSE

THE AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL

HMT Monday 1 - Saturday 6 February 2016

Hairspray The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is touring the UK with a brand new 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! With an all-star cast to be announced, Hairspray is an irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days - let your hair down and book now! Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Music by Marc Shaiman Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

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HHHHH What’s On Stage

Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York

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“As light and bouncy as a bubble of gum” Observer

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

Tickets £47 - £18 inc. bf R Premium seats £56 - £46 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 6 February 2016, 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 4 February 2016, 7.30pm

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Photography from the 2015 UK Tour company

‘THE ULTIMATE FEEL-GOOD SHOW’ Guardian

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HMT Tuesday 9 - Saturday 13 February 2016

BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

The Glenn Miller Story It’s been seventy years since Glenn Miller vanished over the English Channel as he flew to Paris to entertain the troops during the Second World War. Did he crash? Was he shot down? Will the mystery ever be solved? Music legend Tommy Steele, Britain’s first rock n’ roll icon who became our greatest ever song and dance man, commands the stage as only a very great star can in this extraordinary tale of the world’s most famous big band leader, featuring a spectacular 16 piece orchestra plus a full supporting company of sensational performers and dazzling choreography. Playing the big band era hits In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo and many more. Tommy’s legendary career boasts countless hit singles, Hollywood movie hits and award-winning stage musical hits such as Half a Sixpence, Hans Andersen and Singin’ in the Rain at the London Palladium, where he was recently honoured with a prestigious plaque celebrating the fact that he remains the theatre’s most successful ever star. Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £36.50 - £18.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £41.50 - £35.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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BRITAIN’S GREATEST SONG AND DANCE MAN RETURNS IN A WONDERFUL NEW MUSICAL!

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 13 February 2016 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 11 February 2016, 7.30pm

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“HE REMAINS A VERY GREAT STAR” FEATURING A SPECTACULAR

16 PIECE STRA ORCHESAT IONAL PLUS SEN PERFORMERS AND DAZZLING CHOREOGRAPHY

DAILY EXPRESS


Phoenix Theatre presents

Wednesday 24 Saturday 27 February 2016 PHOENIX THEATRE PRESENTS

Legally Blonde For our 25th anniversary, Phoenix Theatre is delighted to present the North-east Amateur Premiere of the award-winning musical comedy Legally Blonde. Perennially perky, Elle Woods is a girl who loves to be pampered and shop for the latest all-pink outfits (and matching handbags, of course). But don’t let this seemingly ditsy fashionista fool you, this sorority sister is smarter than she seems and doesn’t take “no” for an answer. So, when her boyfriend dumps her for someone “more serious”, Elle sets out to win him back by putting down the credit card and hitting the books. Ready to revamp her image, Elle goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has gone before: Harvard Law School! With a fantastic score, the show moves at breakneck speed from the sorority house to the halls of justice, where the daredevil in high heels defends a workout-queen in a murder trial, defying the odds and proving that pink can save the day! Along the way, our heroine (who has the cutest sidekick in the world, her Chihuahua, Bruiser) proves that being yourself and going after what you want never goes out of style. From the awesome opening number, Omigod You Guys, to the fabulous finale, it’s sheer entertainment all the way! Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £30 - £24 inc. bf R HAPA Friends £2 off DISCOUNTS

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Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Book by Heather Hach Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York

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HMT Monday 29 February Saturday 5 March 2016

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical returns to Aberdeen in 2016 due to overwhelming popular demand! Based on the smash-hit movie, the feel-good international hit sensation Priscilla is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor classics including, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife, rush to get your tickets today for this wildly fresh and funny hit musical that will take you on a journey to the heart of FABULOUS! PRISCILLA is

“HUGELY ENTERTAINING ...INSANELY GLITZY” Daily Telegraph

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

Tickets £42.50 - £20.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £50.50 - £41.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off (Tue-Thu performances) DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 5 March 2016 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour).

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MUSICAL

HMT Tuesday 29 March Saturday 2 April 2016

Avenue Q

Winner of the Tony Awards ‘Triple Crown’ for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. Following five years in the west end and sell-out runs worldwide (packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness) this hugely entertaining show will be causing mayhem in Aberdeen as part of it’s smash hit UK wide tour. Created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez (Co-creator of Book of Mormon and writer of the songs for Disney’s Frozen) Avenue Q is an irresistibly charming musical which tells the story of the loveable characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues. Hilarious, cheeky and uproariously entertaining, with a terrific batch of songs performed by a cast of hugely talented performers and puppets, Avenue Q is the musical like no other. So don’t let your life suck – book your tickets today!

HHHHH “You’d be a muppet to miss it!” Edinburgh Evening News Tue - Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets £36.50 - £19.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £41.50 - £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 2 April 2016 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 31 March 2016 7.30pm.

“The best musical of the decade”

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“AVENUE Q WAS AMAZEBALLS FACE STILL HURTS FROM LAUGHING SO MUCH KICKING OURSELVES FOR NOT SEEING IT YEARS AGO!”

“The funniest thing I have ever seen” Kiss FM

DON’T LET YOUR LIFE SUCK - BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

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HMT Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 April 2016

Guys and Dolls Direct from the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End, this highlyacclaimed and “Exhilarating” (The Guardian) production hailed as “The greatest golden-age musical of them all” (The Times) heads to Aberdeen. The sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers will leave you “Walking on air” (Daily Telegraph) with a glorious evening featuring some of Broadway’s greatest showstopping tunes, including Luck be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat and My Time of Day. With dazzling choreography by world-renowned Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright (Singin’ In the Rain and Barnum), and direction from New York’s Gordon Greenberg, this “Production leaves the whole audience purring with pleasure” (The Times) Don’t leave it to lady luck! Guys and Dolls plays at His Majesty’s Theatre from 5 April 2016 for 1 week only. Book now!

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

Tickets £42.50 - £20.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £50.50 - £40.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off Wed/Thu performances DISCOUNTS £ OFF

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 9 April 2016 2.30pm, CAP £ OFF GROUPS 40+ (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 7 April 2016 £ 7.30pm. STUDENT STANDBY * £5 concession Wed/Thu matinees only

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Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 April 2016 ABERDEEN STUDENT CHARITIES’ CAMPAIGN PRESENTS

Michty Mia!

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Michty Mia! the hilarious doric parody brought to you by Aberdeen Student Show. A local lass is ready to say I do but putting a downer on her big day is the fact that she won’t have her dad to walk her down the aisle. After rummaging for some skeletons in her mother’s closet she comes across some unusual surprises that she wants to discover more about. Will she find he da’ to walk her doon the aisle? Will her mam be happy to have her past paraded down the aisle? Will there be a happily ever after? Come and enjoy the 95th Student Show to find oot!

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

Tickets £25.50 - £19 inc. bf DISCOUNTS

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HMT Monday 9 - Saturday 14 May 2016

Annie “A Cracking New Production” (Newcastle Chronicle) of Annie, the world’s favourite family musical, comes to Aberdeen for one week only, starring acclaimed actress, comedienne and panto star; Elaine C Smith (Rab C Nesbitt, Burdz Eye View) as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan! Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search. With its award-winning book and score, this stunning musical “pulls out all the stops” (The Northern Echo) and includes the unforgettable songs Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow. “A show no one should miss” (Daily Post) – you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll love it!

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

Tickets £42.50 - £20.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £50.50 - £41.50 inc. bf Family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children excl. Fri/Sat) £5 off per ticket HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 14 May 2016 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 12 May 2016 7.30pm.

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T H E L E G E N D A R Y 8 0 s M U S I C A L S E N S AT I O N R E T U R N S

Monday 20 - Saturday 25 June 2016

Footloose Everybody Cut Loose as the explosive Rock ‘n’ Roll musical Footloose bursts on to the stage in 2016. Based on the 1980s riveting screen sensation, which took the world by storm with its youthful spirit, dazzling dance and electrifying music. Footloose tells the story of city boy Ren who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. All hell breaks out as Ren breaks loose and soon has the whole town up on it’s feet. With a dynamic cast, this fast-paced show is not only packed full of amazing dance but serves up some classic 80s hits, including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear it for the Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose. Starring Gareth Gates as Willard. This four-time Tony Award nominee musical is not to be missed.

“IT’S A BLAST” METRO*

“ O U T S TA N D I N G ”

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“The happiest most electrifying show go now”Sky News* Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

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F E AT U R I N G T H E C L A S S I C H I T S O N G S ; H O L D I N G O U T F O R A H E R O A L M O ST PA R A D I S E L E T ’ S H E A R I T F O R T H E B OY A N D O F C O U R S E T H E U N F O R G E T TA B L E T I T L E T R A C K F O O T L O O S E

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 25 June 2016 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 23 June 2016 7.30pm.

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*Reviews from previous production

FO OT LO O S E T H E M U S I C A L P re s e n te d by s p e c i a l a r ra n g e m e n t w i t h R & H Th e a t r i c a l s E u ro p e S t a g e A d a p t a t i o n b y D E A N P I T C H F O R D a n d WA LT E R B O B B I E B a s e d o n t h e O r i g i n a l S c r e e n p l a y b y D E A N P I T C H F O R D T O M S N O W Ly r i c s b y D E A N P I T C H F O R D A d d i t i o n a l M u s i c b y E R I C C A R M E N , S A M M Y H A G A R , K E N N Y L O G G I N S a n d J I M S T E I N M A N Directed by R AC KY P L E WS Designed by S A R A P E R K S Musical Supervisor M A R K C R O S S L A N D P r o d u c e d b y D AV I D H U T C H I N S O N a n d P H I L L I P R O W N T R E E f o r S E L L A D O O R T H E AT R E C O M PA N Y a n d T R I S TA N B A K E R a n d C H A R L I E PA R S O N S f o r R U N AWAY E N T E R TA I N M E N T. I t i s p r e s e n t e d b y a r r a n g e m e n t w i t h R & H T H E AT R I C A L S E U R O P E .

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Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 July 2016

Jackie The Musical

Once there was a time with no mobiles, no online dating and no Facebook, when teenage girls waited with bated breath by the letterbox for their weekly issue of Jackie Magazine. In Jackie The Musical we revisit those heady days, and tell the story of a recent divorcée who seeks advice once more from the pages of her old Jackie annuals. The quizzes, the fashion tips, the ‘do’s and don’ts on first date’ and above all the Cathy and Claire problem pages are all eagerly devoured by our plucky heroine as she revisits the dizzy world of the teen bible. With her ex and a handsome new guy in tow, the valuable lessons she learnt as a girl begin to influence her future and Jackie discovers the one person in control of her life is... her. Starring Janet Dibley (The Two of Us, EastEnders, Fat Friends) Jackie The Musical is accompanied by a pulsating sound track of classic 70’s hits. Thrill once more to the unmistakable sounds of pop idols Donny Osmond, David Cassidy, Marc Bolan and many more. Written by Mike James and directed by Anna Linstrum, with original choreography by Arlene Phillips, this fun and feisty night out is a must see. Age guidance 12+ Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £35.50 - £18.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £40.50 - £37.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Jackie ® © DC Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2016


RICHARD O’BRIEN’S

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LIAM TAMNE

STARRING (Phantom of the Opera, The Voice)

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AS FRANK N FURTER

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Wednesday 24 - Saturday 27 August 2016

Monday 5 - Saturday 10 September 2016

THE LYRIC PRESENTS

Rocky Horror Show

Made in Dagenham The Musical

NEW TO SEASON

THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE ROCK N ROLL MUSICAL DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER LUSCOMBE Following a record-breaking worldwide tour Richard O’Brien’s classic is ready to thrill you once again. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is a non-stop party! Be warned, this show has rude parts!

Book by RICHARD BEAN Music by DAVID ARNOLD Lyrics by RICHARD THOMAS Based on the Woolley/Karlsen/Number 9 Motion Picture Financed by the BBC, BMS Film Finance, BFI and Lip Sync Productions. Directed by Nigel Cole. Screenplay by William Ivory. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made In Dagenham is an uplifting new British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each day Rita O’Grady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the stitching room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’. Rita then finds the confidence to lead her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. This show is sure to have you laughing, crying and remembering that it’s only right to stand up for what you believe in.

HHHHH “Still the sexiest & funniest show in town” Evening Standard HHHHH “Fresh, subversive, essential” Daily Telegraph Sept 2015

Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

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

Tickets £30 - £24 inc. bf CG HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off other performances

Tickets £38.50 - £20.50 inc. bf Premium seats £45.50 - £25.50 inc. bf CGR HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off other performances

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Monday 26 September - Saturday 1 October 2016

Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 March 2017

Chicago

The Commitments

“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts”…so begins the international award winning Broadway and West End musical, Chicago, which comes to His Majesty’s Theatre for one week only starring West End and Eastenders actor John Partridge (Cats, A Chorus Line, Miss Saigon, Starlight Express) as Billy Flynn and X Factor winner and real life prison warden Sam Bailey as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton!! Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” The Times.

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NEW TO SEASON

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking two year run in London’s West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic. The Commitments received universal critical acclaim following its London World Premiere and was quickly hailed as a smash hit musical sensation. With over 20 soul classics performed live on stage including: Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can’t Turn You Loose and more! The Commitments musical has been adapted from the novel by Booker prize winning author Roddy Doyle himself and is directed by award-winning Jamie Lloyd.

“still the sexiest most sensational musical”Sunday Express

HHHH “This hugely enjoyable show touches the sublime. Wonderfully funny” Daily Telegraph

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

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

Tickets £41.50 - £19.50 inc. bf Premium seats £51.50 - £45.50 inc. bf CGR HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off other performances

Tickets £45.50 - £21.50 inc. bf Premium seats £55.50 - £52.50 inc. bf CGSR HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off other performances

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Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 January 2016

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S

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A Murder is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery Adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon. Directed & designed by Michael Lunney. Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to present a lavish new production of a classic Miss Marple mystery. “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October the thirteenth, at little Paddocks – at six-thirty p.m.” The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer... Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £28.50 - £18.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £33.50 - £28.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 30 January 2016 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 28 January 2016 7.30pm.

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HMT The National Theatre Production

Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 March 2016

An Inspector Calls VOTED SCOTLAND’S FAVOURITE PLAY* From Stephen Daldry, the Oscar nominated Director of The Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliot, comes the multi awardwinning West End production of J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller, An Inspector Calls. Hailed as the theatrical event of our generation winning more awards than any other play in history, this landmark production from the National Theatre has thrilled audiences in the West End, on Broadway and throughout the world with its epic and wildly imaginative staging, raw emotion, evocative score, lashing rain and chilling suspense. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.

J.B. Priestley’s Classic Thriller

Directed by Stephen Daldry

HHHHH “Superbly tense. Breathtaking daring & faultless execution”Daily Telegraph Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £30.50 - £20.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £35.50 - £30.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances

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‘VISUALLY ASTONISHING’  DAILY EXPRESS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 12 March 2016 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 10 March 2016 7.30pm.

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ETT’s ‘My Favourite Play’ Survey 2011

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Tuesday 15 - Saturday 19 March 2016 THE ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY & BIRDSONG PRODUCTIONS LTD PRESENT TERENCE RATTIGAN’S

Flare Path

Epic wartime romance Set in 1942, against a backdrop of heartache and quiet bravery, Flare Path paints an evocative portrait of life in wartime Britain for the RAF bomber crews, their wives and sweethearts, who were left awaiting their return. RAF pilot Teddy and his wife, former actress Patricia, have their marriage tested to the limit by the surprise arrival of her ex-lover Peter Kyle. Highly charged drama with a truly authentic taste of the fear, camaraderie and passion combine when an unexpected and dangerous mission over Germany puts Patricia at the centre of an emotional conflict as unpredictable as the war in the skies. This major revival comes from the producers behind the hit touring production of Birdsong. “I was very moved by this play. It is a masterpiece” Winston Churchill

HHHH “A terrific play, perfectly constructed” Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £29.50 - £19.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £34.50 - £29.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances

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DIRECTED BY

JUSTIN AUDIBERT

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I COMMEND IT HEARTILY.” Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph

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TERENCE RATTIGAN’S

“A RALLYING-CRY FOR DECENCY AND HOME-FRONT HEROISM.

Libbly Purves, TheatreCat

DISCOUNTS

From the producers of the critically acclaimed BIRDSONG

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 19 March 2016 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 17 March 2016 7.30pm.

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Photos of 2015 cast

The Guardian

The Daily Mail

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HMT Thursday 24 - Saturday 26 March 2016

Canned Laughter It’s the late 1970s and funny men Alec, Angus and Rory are one of Scotland’s top comedy acts. And now they’re hitting the big time - top of the bill at HMT Aberdeen - and it looks like they’re getting a TV show. This comedy trio are riding high and nothing’s going to stop them. Fast forward to today and the three find themselves together again for the first time in decades. What happened to break the group up? Will they be able to put their past differences behind them? And why do they still care who gets the biggest laugh? Starring Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott this brand new comedy written and directed by Ed Curtis (I Dreamed A Dream, Never Forget, Jolson & Co) tells a tale of friendship, ambition and regret. And of course laughter - lots and lots of laughter. BOOK EARLY FOR THE FUNNIEST PLAY IN 2016!

Thu - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £32.50 - £27.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £42.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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HMT Monday 2 - Saturday 7 May 2016 COLIN INGRAM AND PETER KANE PRESENT A CURVE LEICESTER PRODUCTION

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Based on the novel by Truman Capote Adaptor Richard Greenberg Director Nikolai Foster Designer Matthew Wright Music Grant Olding Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the classic tale of Holly Golightly written by Truman Capote and so memorably portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic 1961 film, is being given a new lease of life as a stage play with music in a sparkling, sophisticated production starring the award-winning Verity Rushworth (Best Scene Soap Awards 2015 for Emmerdale, The Sound of Music, Hairspray) as Holly. Adapted by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony and Olivier Awardwinning playwright Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster, this tale of vivacious, good-time girl Holly Golightly and her fantastical existence in 1940s New York City, is told through the eyes of a young writer, completely fascinated by this exquisite extrovert who every woman wants to be, and every man wants to be with. With memorable songs from the era, this stylish production is set to capture the hearts of audiences and sparkle like a diamond in a Tiffany’s window. Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £32.50 - £22.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £37.50 - £32.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 7 May 2016 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 5 May 2016 7.30pm.

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DRAMA PICK UP A LEMON TREE BROCHURE FOR FULL DETAILS AND MORE SHOWS!

Aberdeen Performing Arts and Oran Mor present

Thursday 14 - Saturday 16 January 2016

It’s better when you go TOGETHER!

APA YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS

THE LIFE TO COME Friday 29 - Sunday 31 January 2016

MANIPULATE Saturday 6 February 2016

TAILOR OF INVERNESS

Not enough drama in your life? Top up after work.

MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE PART OF THE EXCITEMENT OF 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!

A Play, A Pie and A Pint - a tasty bite, your favourite tipple and top new theatre.

To arrange a Group booking email: groups@aberdeenperformingarts.com or call 01224 337605

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Festive Dinner

Festive Lunch

Winter Spiced Butternut Squash soup (v) Smoked Duck Breast with Fig Chutney & Seasonal Salad Sweet Sliced Melon with Plump Prawns & Creamed Celeriac Main Courses Scotch Beef Rib Eye Steak with a Pink Peppercorn & Grainy Mustard Sauce (supplement) Shetland Isles Salmon Fillet with a Pine Kernel Pesto Crust Roast Aberdeenshire Turkey with Festive Trimmings Nut Roast with Festive Trimmings (v)

Soup of the Day Chicken Liver Parfait Melon and Prawn Cocktail Vegetable Tartlet (v)

Starters

Starters

Main Courses

Scampi and Fries Steak Pie and Mashed Potato Roast Aberdeenshire Turkey with Festive Trimmings Nut Roast with Festive Trimmings (v)

Desserts

Desserts

Warm Chocolate Brownie with Crème Fraiche & Caramel Sauce Classic Christmas pudding served with Vanilla Custard and Cream Cheese Plate served with Locally Made Oatcakes

Sticky Toffee Pudding with warm caramel sauce and cream Festive Pannacotta with winter berries and a red berry coulis Selection of ice creams

1 course £12 | 2 courses £16 | 3 courses £20

1 course £8 | 2 courses £12 | 3 courses £16

Festive Kids Menu

Festive Afternoon Tea

Tomato soup (v) or Sweet Sliced Melon or Garlic Bread

Served Tue - Sat 12 - 4pm, Sun 11am - 4 pm

Starters

Main Courses

Sandwiches

Mini-burgers with vegetables and Baked Potato or homemade Potato Wedges Chicken goujons with vegetables and Baked Potato or homemade Potato Wedges Roast Turkey with Festive Trimmings Nut Roast with Festive Trimmings (v)

Smoked salmon and cream cheese Turkey and stuffing Cheese and festive chutney

Desserts

Cakes • Tray bakes Mini mince pies • Festive scones

Warm Chocolate Brownie or Ice Cream Soft Drink • Activity Pack 1 course £7 | 2 courses £11 | 3 courses £14

Savouries

Sausage Rolls • Cheese Puffs

Sweet

Make your festive booking now on 01224 337677 email: 1906@aberdeenperformingarts.com or online at aberdeenperformingarts.com

£10 per person

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:NEW VOICES: :NEW TALENT: :NEW THEATRE:

Alongside our usual Scratch Nights and Artist Exchanges, our New Voices: New Talent: New Theatre strand celebrates the closure of the Music Hall and provides you with the opportunity of getting involved. The stories and memories we’re gathering over the coming months will influence the new work we’ll create while the building is closed, as well as informing our plans for the future.

Supported by

We look forward to hearing your story.

MUSIC HALL Throughout the winter, as we prepare to transform the Music Hall in Spring 2016 (see p4), we’re gathering stories and memories from those who have stood on its stage, sat in its dark warmth or worked behind the scenes over the decades to celebrate our national treasure. Some will weave their way into the last night’s performance before the transformation begins. Others might appear on our website, in print or become part of our story bank – a digital legacy to share with future generations.

WHAT’S YOUR STORY OR MEMORY OF THE MUSIC HALL? First date, best concert, magic moment? We’d love to hear your memories and share them with an audience. If your story is selected to be part of the last night in the Music Hall we’ll help you perform it yourself or we’ll perform it for you. TALK: Come to a drop-in date and tell us your story. It should take no more than 5 minutes to tell. WRITE: Email an outline of your story to yourstory@aberdeenperformingarts.com. It should be no more than 500 words. Stories must be true. (As far as you know.) Deadline 1 March 2016. DROP-IN DATES - MUSIC HALL CAFÉ: 10am - 12 noon, Wed 9 or Sat 12 Dec 2015 | Wed 20 or Sat 23 Jan 2016 | Wed 10 or Sat 13 Feb 2016 6pm - 8pm, Tue 19 Jan or Tue 9 Feb 2016

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SCAN HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

YOUR HALL | YOUR STORY | YOUR HALL | | YOUR STORY | | THE PERFORMANCE | Friday 1 April 2016 7.30pm Tell your story as part of the “Lights Oot” celebration as the Music Hall goes under wraps for transformation. It’s one of the last performances in the Music Hall as we know it. And you could be in it! See page 5 for other events.

BE PART OF HISTORY


SCRATCH NIGHTS Thursday 28 January 2016

THE LEMON TREE 7.30pm

Stars in Their Eyes

Tonight who are you going to be? Share with us your talent show act, your superstar dreams, the person you most want to be.

£5.50 Script submission to the Stars in Their Eyes Scratch Night is open to anyone with each script being no longer than ten minutes and written for between one and three actors. Contact helen.milne@aberdeenperformingarts.com for details.

Deadline: Monday 11 January 2016, 5pm

ARTIST EXCHANGE:

Akiha Den Den You can hear me. I know you can. I need your help. Our Artist Exchange is with writer Neil Cargill and musician and composer Simon James of black channels. Between them Neil and Simon are creating an exciting new radio drama series with links to the North-east called Akiha Den Den. Akiha Den Den is a strange abandoned community whose mysterious transmissions have been picked up by radio ham Mr Cuttings. Words and music cut through the night like an arrow through thick fog. Someone, somewhere, is trying to contact you. Listen carefully – it may be the last voice you ever hear.

Thursday 4 February 2016 7pm Tonight we’ll be presenting a pilot episode of Akiha Den Den. This is your first opportunity to experience transmissions from this other world all accompanied by a live synthesiser performance by Simon James. If you’re a budding writer or musician we’ll also be sharing ways you can get involved with future episodes.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

Image credit LuckyLouie

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HMT Wednesday 20 Saturday 23 January 2016 SCOTTISH BALLET

Cinderella

Next winter discover the enchanted, sparkling world of Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella, in the European premiere of this most beloved fairy tale. In her grief, the young Cinderella plants a rose at her mother’s graveside. When her father remarries, the future seems bleaker than ever. Her wicked stepmother is intent on pushing aside kind and beautiful Cinderella in favour of her two nasty step sisters. The course of true love never did run smooth but Cinderella does meet her prince and romance blossoms. Acclaimed New Zealand designer Tracy Grant Lord’s luxurious costumes and extravagant sets create a glittering fantasy world peopled with characters that are touching, funny and real. Dazzling against the light and dark of Prokofiev’s powerful score, this ravishing interpretation of the timeless rags-to-riches romance is everything you could wish for and more. The Scottish Ballet Orchestra accompanies live, performing the world famous Prokofiev score. Photograph by Nisbet Wylie.

FAMILY INSIGHT Sat 23 January 11am

Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2pm

Tickets £31.50 - £13.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £41.50 - £37.50 inc. bf Family ticket £62 inc. bf (Wed/Thu eve only) HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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BALLET CAFE Wed 20 January 2pm Take part in a gentle beginners’ dance session, listen to an illustrated talk and chat over a cup of tea and cake.

FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS Book online

ACCESS

Audio described: Sat 23 January 2016 2pm, (preceded by Touch Tour).

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

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Thu 21 January 6.30pm (focus on dance) Fri 22 January 6.30pm (focus on music)


DANCE

HMT Wednesday 17 - Friday 19 February 2016

Rambert

The Three Dancers plus other works Rambert presents a triple bill full of passion, drama, worldclass dancing and live music. Love, desire and betrayal are the ingredients of the shocking true story which inspired a Picasso masterpiece. Now Rambert springs the painting from the canvas to the stage, bringing to life the artist’s vivid Cubist imagery and the themes of ecstasy and doom which haunt his work. Choreographed by Didy Veldman, The 3 Dancers features music by leading Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. Two lovers meet by moonlight in Transfigured Night. Their confrontation is shown from different points of view, revealing their hopes, fears and secrets. Created by two-time Olivieraward winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup, it is a dramatic love story through virtuosic dancing to Schoenberg’s achingly beautiful score. The programme is completed by Frames, an inventive, visually arresting piece by dancemaker Alexander Whitley. 12 performers skilfully manipulate 70 interlocking metal bars, forming shapes, structures and spaces which, quite literally, frame their dancing in a different light.

HHHH ”Celebratory and uplifting - wow!” The Herald (on Frames)

Wed - Fri 7.30pm

Tickets £25 - £17 inc. bf R HAPA Friends 2 for 1 DISCOUNTS

2FOR1 £5OFF £3OFF APA FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

SCHOOLS OFFER

Photo: Tristram Kenton

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HMT Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 April 2016 SCOTTISH BALLET

Swan Lake

World Premiere Scottish Ballet’s breathtaking production of Swan Lake is set to enchant a whole new generation with an imaginative retelling of the timeless tale. Swan Lake portrays the love story of Siegfried and the beautiful swan queen Odette. As fate has it, Siegfried betrays Odette as he mistakenly declares his love for Odile, the dark seductress. Eventually Odette forgives Siegfried, but the trust between them has been broken and Siegfried is forced to face life without her forever. Choreographed by the award-winning British dance maker David Dawson, Swan Lake will demonstrate his visceral and daring work which has made him one of the most innovative dance makers working in classical ballet today. With ethereal and stylish sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, don’t miss the Company’s first tour of this classic ballet in over 20 years. “Dawson takes the classical steps and bends them in a way that perfectly appeals to a modern audience.” The Telegraph Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2pm

Tickets £31.50 - £17.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £41.50 inc. bf Family ticket £62 inc. bf* HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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INSIGHT Sat 30 April 2016 11am Hear all about the ideas and inspiration behind David Dawson’s choreography; and the set and costume designs for his new production of Swan Lake. This insight offers the fascinating experience of watching the Company taking class on stage and, time permitting, talking to one of the dancers about their career. Tickets £5.50/£3.50 concession. Age 12+

FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS

Book online Thu 28 April 2016 6.30pm (focus on dance) Fri 29 April 2016 6.30pm (focus on music)

CONCESSIONS

Photograph by David Eustace


DANCE

HMT Monday 13 - Saturday 18 June 2016

Vincent & Flavia: The Last Tango Fresh from their sell-out hit shows Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn, Strictly superstars Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace have created their most moving production yet as they prepare to dance in their final ever theatre tour. Twenty years of dancing together has seen them become Strictly Come Dancing favourites, World Dance title-holders, create and star in their own West End productions – but now it is finally time for the nation’s best loved Argentine Tango Champions to say goodbye to the stage in a thrilling, new, live performance. Don’t miss your last chance to see this beautiful couple do what they do best live, in an intimate, passionate and explosive experience – it’s time for The Last Tango.

HHHH “Star presence and poise danced with exuberant delight” The Independent (on Midnight Tango) Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £40.50 - £19.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £48.50 - £43.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 18 June 2016 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour).

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MH Sunday 28 February 2016

Brendan Cole

A Night to Remember Always a sell out in Aberdeen, Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole is once again set to dazzle audiences across the UK with his latest show A Night to Remember. Brendan, one of Strictly Come Dancing’s most charismatic choreographers and performers, wlll host throughout as he leads his cast on a journey of music and dance in a spectacular night of theatrical entertainment. Loaded with ballroom magic and Latin excitement, Brendan’s newest live music and dance extravaganza will be 2016’s must see show!

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HMT Wednesday 29 June - Saturday 2 July 2016

NEW TO SEASON

SCOTT SCHOOL OF DANCING PRESENTS

Feel - Evolve - Transform...

After a 3 year break, Scott School of Dancing are ecstatic to return to HMT in 2016. This will be our 16th show (the 4th one in HMT), and wow have we came a long way since then. I am a very proud teacher and delighted that some of my pupils are now dancing professionally and some have achieved diplomas and degrees. I have fabulous teaching staff which is enhanced by my classroom assistants and helpers. It’s ‘A special family’ and I’m left wondering where would I be without them? … My pupils range from the very cute 2 year old’s to the mature and stunning 26 year old’s, the latter are looked up to for guidance and help. My students work extremely hard at all times, but more so over the next few months when they will be striving to where we want them to be by show time! All my students are stars in my eyes. With an array of colour, sparkle and enthusiasm for dance, the show will keep you on the edge of your seat!!

7.30pm

Wed - Sat 7pm

HTickets £40.15 - £36.85 inc. bf CR

Tickets £26 - £18 inc. bf CR HAPA Friends £2 off


Creating opportunities for young people 0–25

PARTICIPATE EXPLORE DEVELOP For more information or to get involved contact Allan McIntyre, Youth Arts Development Coordinator: allan.mcintyre@aberdeenperformingarts.com Supported by YouthArtsCollectiveNE

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@YACollectiveNE

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FAMILY

HMT

HMT

Saturday 28 November 2015 - Sunday 3 January 2016

Saturday 3 December 2016 - Sunday 8 January 2017

Peter Pan

Dick McWhittington

His Majesty’s Theatre invites you to the most spectacular family pantomime Beauty and the Beast. Join Aberdeen favourites Elaine C Smith, Alan McHugh and Jordan Young in this magical story featuring unforgettable characters, lots of comedy, plenty of glitz and glamour and sensational musical numbers - this is pantomime at its best! STILL

Join our hero Dick McWhittington (and his trusty cat Tommy) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness to become Lord Mayor of Aberdeen on an adventure that sends him from the North Sea to the High Sea headed for Morocco. Don’t miss the action-packed pantomime full of laughter, music and dance. Can he outwit the evil rodent King Rat, free Aberdeen from his team of revolting rodents and win the beautiful Alice’s hand in marriage?

OPENING WEEK Y AVAILABILIT

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NEW TO SEASON

Tickets are selling fast so – don’t leave it any longer to book.

Find out in the ultimate magical pantomime adventure!

Check with Box Office for full performance schedule

Check with Box Office for full performance schedule

Tickets £28.50 - £22.50 inc. bf Family ticket £97 - £73 inc. bf CGSR HAPA Friends £4 off opening weekend £2 off selected other performances Relaxed Performance Monday 21 December 2015 1pm, £10.50 inc. bf (all tickets)

Tickets £30.50 - £24.50 inc. bf Family ticket £94 - £78 inc. bf CGSR HAPA Friends £4 off opening weekend £2 off selected other performances Relaxed Performance Friday 6 January 2016 1pm, £12 inc. bf (all tickets)


FAMILY

Why not make a day of it and join the Lost Boys for your Christmas dining package** 2 courses from £17.50 3 courses from £21.50 Kid’s Deal £9.50 (**no discounts apply and tickets are not included. Package available on all 1.45pm/2.30pm & 7pm performances.)

Festive Menu £27.50

LT Monday 7 - Thursday 24 December VISIBLE FICTIONS AND ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENT

A Ladder to the Stars

DON’T MISS THE LEMON TR EE

Christmas Show!

By Simon Puttock, adapted by Dougie Irvine Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl’s birthday wish . . . she wishes she could dance with the stars. Wanting to make this wish come true, the star tells the moon, the moon tells the sun, the sun tells the wind and the rain, and together they dream up a wonderful plan. Told through a magical mix of music, light and imagination, A Ladder to the Stars is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams. Join us at The Lemon Tree this Christmas for the perfect festive treat for a young audience aged 3-7, their parents and carers. Mon - Sat 10.30am & 1.30pm

Book your table now on 01224 337677 email 1906@aberdeenperformingarts.com or online at www aberdeenperformingarts.com

Tickets £11 inc. bf Children £8.80 inc. bf Family ticket £33 inc. bf (weekend performances only) Schools £6.60 inc. bf (midweek until 17 December only)

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HMT

HMT

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 January 2016

Friday 22 January 2016

Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 April 2016

Funbox:

Wee Cinderella

Mister Maker

Sat 2pm, Sun 12pm & 3pm

1.30pm

Wed 10am, 1pm, 4pm Thu 10am, 1pm

Tickets £15.40 inc. bf GR Family ticket £57.20 inc. bf R

Tickets £11 inc. bf Family ticket £62 inc. bf (Wed/Thu eves only) R

Tickets £15.50 inc. bf R Children £12 inc. bf R Family ticket £44 inc. bf R

Santa’s Sleepover Show FUNBOX – formerly of The Singing Kettle - are having a sleepover and you are all invited ! Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo who are too excited about Xmas to get any sleep. There are keys to find, a funbox to open and friends old and new to meet – including the Funsters. Packed with Singalong favourites like Aiken Drum, 10 in the bed and Jingle Bells - don’t miss this festive family treat. Who knows, you might even see Santa ! DRESS FOR BED AND BRING A SANTA HAT.

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A wee version of a big ballet… Discover Cinderella’s enchanted world as her fairy tale comes to life and her dreams come true. This specially adapted hour long performance features the Company’s dancers accompanied live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Wee Cinderella takes all the magic of the full ballet and packages it up into an entertaining and captivating performance for Wee ballet fans. With a presenter to guide you through the story and some audience participation, it is the perfect way for young families to discover the magic of ballet. Recommended for age 3+

Evolution Productions presents Mister Maker and The Shapes Live! Come and join your ultimate arts and craft hero, CBeebies’ Mister Maker, for his first ever live theatre tour! Packed full of arty adventures there’ll be a big ‘make’ to take part in, super songs to join in with, a fabulous supporting cast, and not forgetting, The Shapes! Yes, you’ll be able to share the fun with Mister Maker’s colourful all-dancing friends Circle, Square, Rectangle and Triangle too! This show is tons of arty fun for all the family! Mini Makers, get ready to make some amazing arty creations and book your tickets today!


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Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 July 2016

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 July 2016

Peppa Pig’s Surprise

Funbox: Superheroes

Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in Birmingham in a brand new live stage show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise. It’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and George – they can’t guess what it is, can you? Enjoy fun, games and of course, surprises in this charming, colourful new show with new songs and new life size puppets, Peppa Pig’s Surprise promises to be the perfect theatre show for all pre-schoolers! HHHHH “A treat for your little one’s eyes and ears.” Daily Express HHHH “Enjoyably inventive.” Time Out

Crash! Bang! Kapow! Grab those capes and warm up your super powers as Funbox goes on their craziest adventure yet in their brand new show Superheroes! Join Gary, Anya and Kevin – former stars of the Singing Kettle - on a super quest to find their keys and open the Funbox. Crime fighting Funster duo Fluffy and Flossie will be back and Bonzo’s alter ego, the mysterious Dog in Pants, will deliver his own brand of doggy justice! With family singalongs like Bunny Fou Fou, My Boy’s a Corker (oompahpah) and My Aunt Came Back along with brand new songs and silliness, Superheroes is supersonic family fun and And an exciting entertainment experience not to be missed!

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CREATIVE LEARNING

FAMILY SHOWS Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March 2016

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If you want to be part of the creative life of APA, if you want to start a lifelong relationship with our venues - His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall and The Lemon Tree and if you are aged between 2 - 18, then Engage! is for you. Creative learning is at the heart of everything we do, engaging and inspiring young people of all ages and abilities to explore and participate in music making and drama. Our programmes and projects are led by experienced industry professionals in a safe and friendly environment. We offer you art form skills and techniques to a high level, performance opportunities on our stages and the chance to have fun and make friends. Your chance to get involved and be creative. Bursary places are available in each class for those who qualify for them. Please contact us for more details.

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Play!

P1 – P3) Introducing you to the world of theatre through games, story and play. This class is designed to be the first step of a child’s journey with APA Youth Theatre by gently encouraging participants to enjoy performing and telling stories. Saturday 10am - 11am

PRIMARY 4 - 7

Create!

(P4 – P7) Creating a spark of confidence by developing a love for performing and building acting skills. In Create! We explore performing skills and we encourage you to use your imagination and develop your creativity. Saturday 11.30am - 1pm

SECONDARY 1 - 2

Junior Youth Theatre (S1 & S2)

Creating a spark of creativity through developing theatre making skills and learning the building blocks of performance. Over the three terms you will work together as an ensemble to devise a short play which will be shared with an invited audience. Saturday 4.30pm - 6pm

NEW FOR 2016… A variety of music classes for ages 2-18 coming to APA in January 2016! Contact our Creative Learning team for further information on how to sign up.

SECONDARY 3 - 6

Intermediate Youth (S3 & S4) Theatre

CREATIVE LEARNING

PRIMARY 1 - 3

Creating a spark of understanding by honing performance skills and learning how to stage a performance. You will work with theatre professionals– directors, actors, and technical teams - to devise a production which will be fully staged in The Lemon Tree Studio for two nights at the end of term 3. Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Senior Youth Theatre

(S5 & S6) Creating a spark of ignition by reviewing and further developing skills and working with scripts to produce high quality theatre productions. You will represent Aberdeen at national events and festivals. Tuesday 6.30pm - 9pm

Come and create a spark with APA Find out about our classes, about our workshop programme, or any other query about creative learning email creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com or call 01224 337684.

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OPERA

HMT

Sung in English with English supertitles

Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 May 2016 SCOTTISH OPERA AND D’OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY PRESENT GILBERT & SULLIVAN’S

The Mikado

The team behind 2013’s smash hit The Pirates of Penzance returns with another Gilbert & Sullivan comedy classic. A stellar cast, in the hands of director Martin Lloyd-Evans, brings the fun to life with a delicious mix of cheeky English Music Hall and exquisite Japanese tradition. The Mikado has decreed that flirting should be punishable by death. But when his son Nanki-Poo falls for the beautiful Yum-Yum, it looks like someone might be heading for the executioner’s block… Packed with anti-Establishment silliness, and full of larger than life characters including self serving politicians that are all too recognisable today, this playful show features some of G&S’s most popular tunes, including Three little maids, Tit-willow and I’ve got a little list. Several of the cast from The Pirates of Penzance return, including Richard Suart, Nicholas Sharratt, Rebecca Bottone and former Scottish Opera Emerging Artist Sioned Gwen Davies, alongside baritone Stephen Richardson and comic genius Andrew Shore.

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ACCESS Audio described: Sat 28 May 7.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour, 6pm)

The Mikado Unwrapped A FREE HOUR LONG TASTER Wednesday 25 May 2016 at 6pm Pre-show talk Saturday 28 May 2016 at 6pm


CLASSICAL

Monday 29 February 2016

7.30pm

Angela Hewitt

Bach Masterworks - The Art of Fugue Canadian pianist, Angela Hewitt OC OBE, has become one of the foremost pianists of her age and regularly performs in recital and with orchestras across the globe. Following a ten year project to record all of the major keyboard works of J.S. Bach, she is now heralded as today’s leading exponent of that composer’s work, and has won a huge following. The catalogue was described by The Sunday Times as “one of the recorded glories of our age”, and she now brings two of its highlights to the stunning acoustic of the Music Hall. The Goldberg Variations and The Art of Fugue are two of the most significant works of one of the most important and influential composers of all time.

Tickets £16.50 inc. bf Students/U26 £5 U16 FREE

“What a pianist. What a performance. What an experience” The Herald

“It was a positive sensation. The Canadian pianist is one of the reliably mesmerising musicians of the day!” The Sunday Times

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Tuesday 15 December

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ABERDEEN CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS HANDEL’S

The Messiah

Get into the spirit of Christmas and come and hear Aberdeen Choral Society perform Handel’s ever popular oratorio Messiah. 100 voices, a team of eminent soloists, including Jamie MacDougall from BBC Radio Scotland’s Classics Unwrapped, and Grampian Sinfonia under the expert baton of musical director Alistair Macdonald combine to create an evening of scintillating music in the splendid Music Hall – an opportunity not to be missed!

Thursday 17 December

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra Christmas Concert: The Snowman

We’re walking in the air…it isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. Enjoy this special showing of the festive classic on the large screen, accompanied by the RSNO and narrated by a special guest star. Hosted by the irrepressible Christopher Bell, this Christmas party for the whole family is filled with seasonal favourites, carols old and new – and, of course, a chance for everyone to sing along!

Friday 18 December

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Christmas Classics

Jamie MacDougall singer and presenter Richard Balcombe conductor For its much-loved festive special, the orchestra brings a fine selection of Christmas music including carols for all the family, favourite works by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Malcolm Arnold, Irving Berlin – and many more! Once again tenor and BBC Radio Scotland presenter Jamie MacDougall holds the whole affair together with wit and panache.

Image © Snowman Enterprises Ltd 2015 7.15pm

Tickets £22 - £17.60 inc. bf C

7.30pm

Tickets £23 - £11.50 inc. bf G

7.30pm

HTickets £21.50 - £11 inc. bf


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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

CPE Bach Symphony in E-flat Wq 183/2 Mozart Violin Concerto No 1 in B-flat K207 Mozart Rondo Concertante in B-flat K269 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 Alexander Janiczek Director/Violin Llyr Williams Piano Directing the Orchestra from the violin, SCO Associate Artist Alexander Janiczek continues his survey of concertos by Mozart and Beethoven. Mozart’s youthful First Violin Concerto is full of joyous high spirits, and his brief Rondo Concertante gives the violin soloist plenty of memorable melodies. Llyr Williams joins Janiczek and the Orchestra for the startling drama of Beethoven’s turbulent Third Piano Concerto, and the concert opens with CPE Bach’s equally stormy, exhilarating E flat Symphony.

7.30pm

HTickets £23 - £11.50 inc. bf CG

Saturday 23 January 2016

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Friday 12 February 2016

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Haydn Symphony No 99 in E-flat Mozart Basta, vincesti…Ah non lasciarmi, K486a/295a Mozart Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio! K418 Mozart Voi avete un cor Fedele, K217 Beethoven Symphony No 7 Antonio Mendez Conductor Regula Mühlemann Soprano Antonio Méndez is one of the classical world’s fastestrising stars, in demand across Europe and the US by some of the world’s leading orchestras. He makes his SCO debut with two powerful symphonies: Mozart’s compelling 25th, with its turbulent drama and restless rhythms, and the bracing energy of Beethoven’s Seventh, described by Wagner as ‘the apotheosis of the dance’. In between, highly regarded Swiss-born opera soprano Regula Mühlemann joins the Orchestra for a collection of vivid concert arias by Mozart, as well as Beethoven’s striking Ah, perfido!,

Glinka Valse fantaisie (c.7mins) Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1 (c.40 mins) Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) Pictures from an Exhibition (c.35 mins) Boris Brovtsyn violin Alexander Vedernikov conductor Glinka and Mussorgsky made Russian music glitter with the colours of a Fabergé egg; a century later in the Soviet Union, Dmitri Shostakovich is said to have lamented a life turned grey. But there are few more gripping documents of that life than his First Violin Concerto; a brooding political thriller of a piece, with a core of raw emotion. The award-winning Moscow-born violinist Boris Brovtsyn grew up immersed in its world; as the former music director of the Bolshoi, meanwhile, Alexander Vedernikov, is perfectly placed to bring out all the drama, the spectacle, and the undercurrent of passion in both Glinka’s ballroom romance and Mussorgsky’s fantastic musical picture gallery.

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

7.30pm

HTickets £23 - £11.50 inc. bf CG

Pictures from an Exhibition

7.30pm

HTickets £21.50 - £11 inc. bf

ORCHESTRA DISCOUNTS: RSNO and SCO - U26 £6, U16 GO FREE BBC SSO - U16/STUDENT £6 CLASSICAL (from Monday on week of performance) Aberdeen Sinfonietta - U16 GO FREE, STUDENT £5 inc. bf

Saturday 19 December

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Sunday 21 February 2016

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Aberdeen Sinfonietta

Garry Walker Conductor Gina McCormack Violin Malcolm Arnold Four Scottish dances Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Two pieces for strings Holst’s Brook Green Suite and Raymond Dodd’s Gratiae Borodin Second Symphony The main works in this concert are two Russian masterpieces – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, played by violinist Gina McCormack, well known both as soloist and as chamber musician, and Borodin’s equally colourful Second Symphony. Music by British composers, including Raymond Dodd’s beautiful and deeply felt Gratiae, completes this exciting and varied programme.

7.30pm

Tickets £12 inc. bf C U16 FREE

Saturday 27 February 2016

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Scottish Ensemble Quintets

Mozart String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K516 Brahms String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op.111 Martin Suckling Nocturne for Cello and Violin G minor has long been associated, in Mozart’s work, with agitation, anguish and desperation (look to his 40th Symphony or his first Piano Quartet for evidence). This quintet is no different, sinking as it does into an out-ofcharacter contemplative melancholy. With the addition of the extra viola adding that essential extra flesh, it’s easy to see why this and Mozart’s five other quintets are considered so spectacular, paving the way for the romantic model… …the model that was perfected and, arguably, transcended by Brahms, whose second quintet was intended as his last ever work. His Opus 111, he claimed, had said all he could as a composer and no more works should be expected. Glasgow-born composer Martin Suckling’s Nocturne is something different altogether: its feather-light, ethereal, lingering slides and tones will stay with you long after the performance ends. 7.30pm

Tickets £13 inc. bf U26 £5 U16 FREE

Friday 11 March 2016

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Runnicles conducts the ‘Pastoral’ Symphony

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (c.9 mins) Mozart Piano Concerto No.24, K.491 (c.31 mins) Beethoven Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’ (c.46 mins) Christian Blackshaw piano Donald Runnicles conductor Mozart’s dramatic Piano Concerto No.24, played here by British pianist and Mozart specialist Christian Blackshaw, is an ideal companion-piece for Beethoven’s much-loved (and deceptively relaxed) ‘Pastoral’ symphony. To open the evening, the quiet revolution of Debussy’s sensuous Prélude à l’aprèsmidi d’un faune.

7.30pm

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Saturday 19 March 2016

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Widmann Ikarische Klage Scottish Premiere Schumann Violin Concerto Brahms Symphony No 4 Robin Ticciati Conductor Alina Ibragimova Violin Brahms was an utterly romantic, secretive, self-critical and revolutionary composer, who inspired many including Schoenberg and Stravinsky. He was, however, fundamentally conservative, drawing inspiration from Bach and Beethoven. Symphony No 4 closes with a passacaglia modelled directly on Bach. The back-story of criticism and suppression of Schumann’s majestic Violin Concerto is at last fading in the face of genuine fascination. Russian-born Alina Ibragimova is a persuasive advocate of the work.

Borodin Overture to Prince Igor Szymanowski Violin Concerto No2 Interval Berlioz Symphonie fantastique There’s a reason why Nicola Benedetti is the nation’s favourite violinist. She brings an unmatched charisma to everything else she touches - and any chance to hear her immerse herself in the sensuous, shimmering sound-world of Karol Szymanowski is certain to be a treat. There’s only one way to follow that - so Peter Oundjian and the RSNO go for broke, in Berlioz’s fabulous, opium-fuelled blockbuster of a symphony. Witchcraft? Heartbreak? Guillotines? Hearing is believing: it’s simply... well, fantastic!

Brahms Symphony No. 4

Oundjian and Benedetti

Tuesday 22 March 2016

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ABERDEEN CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS MENDELSSOHN’S

Elijah

Aberdeen Choral Society and the Grampian Sinfonia, combining with the Aberdeen University Choral Society, will be celebrating its 70th season with a gala performance of Mendelssohn’s monumental oratorio Elijah. Four of Scotland’s finest young singers will be featured as soloists – this is truly a concert that cannot be missed!

Sponsored by Capital Document Solutions

7.30pm

HTickets £23 - £11.50 inc. bf CG

7.30pm

HTickets £23 - £11.50 inc. bf CG

7.30pm

Tickets £22 - £17.60 inc. bf C

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CLASSICAL

Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts at The Sanctuary, Queens Cross Church

The Aurea Quartet Monday 18 January 2016

The Aurea Quartet has held the residency with Enterprise Music Scotland. Two of its members are Graduates of the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow and they are making a name for themselves as a dedicated and skilled quartet. One of their most recent appearances was with pianist Susan Tomes in Glasgow, which received a rave review in the Glasgow Herald. We are proud of ACMC’s ability to spot the stars of the future (remember the Belcea Quartet!) and we think you will hear a lot about this group in the future. Philip Brett (violin) Rosemary Attree (second violin) Christine Anderson (viola) Abby Hayward (cello) Haydn: Quartet in G minor op.20 no.3 Lajtha: Quartet no. 7 op. 49 Britten: Three Divertimenti Mendelssohn: Quartet in D major op. 44 no. 1

Trio Isimsiz Monday 15 February 2016

Trio Isimsiz (meaning “without a name” in Turkish) are a piano trio of three very talented young men from Madrid, Bulgaria and Suffolk, who are supported by the Young Concert Artists Trust, a guarantee of real quality. The Trio was formed in 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music, under guidance which included Alastair Tate, former cellist with the Belcea String Quartet. More rising stars for us to look forward to! Erdem Misirlioglu (piano) Pablo Hernán Benedí (violin) Michael Petrov (cello) Schubert: Notturno in E flat, D 897 Beethoven: Piano Trio in E flat, op. 70, no. 2 Dvorák: Piano Trio in F minor, op. 65 v

Tickets for all concerts £12 Concessions £6

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On the door or from Aberdeen Box Office

Hans Gál Mini Festival

Sunday 13 - Monday 14 March 2016 This is very different and special: a Mini-Festival of two concerts on consecutive days to celebrate the life and music of Hans Gál (1890-1987). It is likely that you may not know of this composer, a refugee from Nazi-occupied Austria who settled in Edinburgh, where he lived for the rest of his life, and taught in the Music Department of Edinburgh University. Although he composed prolifically throughout his long life, even into his 90s, his music was seen as too romantic and not “avant-garde” enough for the music establishment of the 50s ,60s and 70s. Thankfully, after the neglect his music suffered during his lifetime, there is now a much renewed interest in it.

Sunday 13 March 2016 3pm This concert will feature five musicians, all of whom have either recorded some of Hans Gál’s music, or who have his music in their repertoire and enjoy the opportunity to perform it. Pianist Leon McCauley, who recorded all of Gál’s piano music on a 3-CD set in 2005, will play some piano solos. Sarah Beth Briggs, also a pianist, will perform Gál’s oboe and piano sonata with oboist Fraser Kelman, the Five Songs for Mezzo-Soprano with Judy Brown, and the Suite for cello and piano with Mark Bailey, the cellist of the Edinburgh Quartet. Altogether this is quite a line-up! Leon McCawley (piano) Sarah Beth Briggs (piano) Mark Gurney (cello) Fraser Kelman (oboe) Judy Brown (Mezzo Soprano) Piano Solos, Cello Suite, Oboe Sonata, Five Songs for Mezzo Soprano

Monday 14 March 7.30pm

The Edinburgh String Quartet

Tristan Gurney (violin) Gordon Bragg (violin) Fiona Winning (viola) Mark Bailey (cello) & guest viola Hans Gál: Quartet no.1 in F minor, op. 16 Mendelssohn: Quintet in A, op. 8 Hans Gál: Quintet


Wednesday 27 January 2016

1pm

Alec Frank Gemmill (horn) & Alasdair Beatson (piano)

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Bozzini Quartet

1pm In association with

(string quartet)

Beethoven Horn Sonata John Casken new piece Kalevi Aho Solo X Schumann Adagio and Allegro Two of Scotland’s most promising and exciting talents perform together in an inventive programme of music for horn and piano, reflecting the diversity of the instrument and the unknown breadth of its repertoire.

Wednesday 8 March 2016

Alan Spence (writer)

Pop in during your lunch hour, take a break from shopping or meet up with some friends for a relaxing hour of classical music and writers’ talks. Writers events are programmed and chaired by Alan Spence, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen.

1pm

Alan Spence is one of Scotland’s best loved writers, with a strong connection to the North East. He is an award-winning poet and playwright, novelist and short story writer. For many years he taught Creative Writing at Aberdeen University, where he founded the WORD Festival and ran it for 12 years. His most recent books are the novel Night Boat the poetry collection Morning Glory and the play No Nothing which was performed to great acclaim last year at The Lemon Tree. His earlier play Sailmaker is a set text in Scottish schools. Join Alan for a memorable reading of new work with a few of his greatest hits!

ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS

CULTURE CAFE

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Linda Catlin Smith J.S.Bach BWV 1080 Robert Schumann

Gondola (string Quartet No. 4) The Art of the Fugue (excerpts) String Quartet No. 1 op. 41,1

Since 1999, the Bozzini Quartet has been an original voice in new, contemporary, experimental and classical music. Their skew is radically contemporary, propelling the hyper-creative Montréal scene, and beyond. Not content to parlay received wisdom, the quartet cultivates an ethos of risk-taking, and boldly venture off the beaten track. With rigorous qualitative criteria, they have nurtured a vastly diverse repertoire, unbiased by the currents of fashion.This has led to over a hundred and thirty commissioned pieces, as well as close to two hundred other premiered works. A Bozzini Quartet concert is an art happening, with meticulous and sensuous attention to detail.

Event starts at 1pm, doors will open an hour early for soup and sandwich

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CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE

CREATING A SPARK

Did you know Aberdeen Performing Arts was the FIRST and remains the ONLY 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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APA’s Associate Artist Programme 2015 The Associate Artist Programme is a new initiative for APA, inviting artists to work in residence at the Music Hall and The Lemon Tree. The programme seeks to unite local musicians/composers/creatives from different artforms with the aim of nurturing and developing Aberdeen’s creative scene; while also supporting the artists in developing their own practice and creating new work. This year we’ve invited contemporary folk musician and composer Aidan O’Rourke and vocal sculptor Jason Singh to work with us on investigating the idea of CONNECT.

Since June of this year Aidan and Jason have been working with different groups from across the area and with around 30 individual instrumentalists and vocalists, all from different musical genres, experience and age. They have been playing and composing together, improvising and having fun. The project is building towards a fantastic conclusion to coincide with the temporary closure of the Music Hall. CONNECT:ED – Thursday 31 March 2016, 7.30pm, MH This night will showcase the new work created by Aidan and Jason through the “Connect” project with artists from across the region. LIGHTS OOT HOOTENANNY, Saturday 2 April 2016, 9pm, MH Following the biggest and best ceilidh the Music Hall has seen, Aidan and Jason will provide the perfect dedication to the hall with the premiere of their new work “Hibernation” as the lights go out for the last time before the multi-million pound transformation.

GET INVOLVED If you are an instrumentalist or vocalist interested in working with Aidan or Jason, please get in touch. Or if you would just like to listen, let us know and we’ll invite you along to open sessions. Follow the sounds being created at apaconnect.wordpress.com.

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ROOTS

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Friday 1 April 2016

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Thursday 31 December

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Phil Cunningham’s

A Traditional Scottish

From a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with The Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014, the past ten years has seen The Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet – ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their ground breaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and Rock/Pop Anthems which they proudly call ‘Bagrock’.

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Christmas Concert

Phil Cunningham returns again with his Christmas songbook. Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson, John McCusker and Phil, will lead you through a great fun night of modern and traditional Christmas music. Featuring Kris Drever, Ian Carr and Kevin McGuire along with a special guest Brass Band. OIL YOUR VOCAL CHORDS AND BRING THE FAMILY!

Hogmanay

Hosted once again by Robert Lovie, this year’s show is headlined by International opera star Richard Morrison whose father Peter was one of the best known faces on Scottish TV throughout the 70’s and 80’s. The Jonny Hardie Ceilidh Band are guaranteed to get the party going with a swing and we’re delighted to introduce one of Scotland’s finest young pipers, Calum Brown. Finally, internationally renowned fiddler and the show’s producer, Paul Anderson will feature in a new musical collaboration with Calum Stewart (flute and pipes) and multi-instrumentalist Ali Napier (Dougie MacLean Band) in a new band called “The Doric” More special guests to be announced later.

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7.30pm - 10pm

Tickets £27.50 inc. bf R

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MANRAN Tuesday 12 April 2016

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Monday 16 May 2016

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ROOTS

Genre-defining, ground-breaking artists from Scotland collaborate with the finest roots talent from across the Northern hemisphere in these unique, exclusive Music Hall sessions. Explore the contemporary folk music of Scotland, Canada, Scandinavia, the Baltic region and more with the very best musicians from these regions.

OCHURE FOR HOWS!

Saturday 13 February 2016 7.30pm

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Saturday 9 April 2016 8pm

STEPPING OUT

Duncan Chisholm with Inge Thomson with Lindsay Lou Kardemimmit & The Flatbellys Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland’s most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers. Fiddle playing at its best, Duncan’s feather-light handling of dynamics and ornamentation lends its characteristic spine-tingling magic to his music. Blazing hot Michigan ensemble, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys play music bursting with new ideas and youthful energy, from bluesy works of wonder to blistering bluegrass beauty.

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Well known for her accordion work, innovative vocal harmonies and rich instrumental textures with award winning songwriter Karine Polwart and the ‘other-worldly’ glitch-folk of her solo campaign, Inge’s latest project “Da Fishing Hands” is a collection of songs inspired by Fair Isle’s intimate and essential relationship with the sea. Kardemimmit are a Finnish folk music group and players of the kantele, the national instrument of Finland, in its 15 and 38 stringed forms. Their vocal harmonies are tight and fit so well together they could be sisters.

Tickets £16.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £11 inc. bf Students/U26 £5.50 inc. bf R

Friday 27 May 2016 9.15pm

STEPPING OUT

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Lau with Dreamers’ Circus

Lau are modern folk music’s most innovative band. Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers and free-thinking visionaries. In February 2013 Lau won the award for Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards for a fourth time. Dreamers’ Circus are a unique blending of precocious talent, remarkable technical skill and bold artistic vision. They are one of the main forces behind the current movement towards contemporary and vibrant Danish folk music.

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Winter CEILIDH SEASON Friday 4 December 2015

Christmas Ceilidh with Clachan Yell Friday 22 January 2016

Danse McCabre Friday 19 February 2016

Clachan Yell Friday 4 March 2016

Shindig

Friday 18 March 2016

Clachan Yell 8pm

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Come along and warm up those darkening nights with some of the best ceilidh bands in the North-east.

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Thursday 3 December

Thursday 10 December

Sunday 20 December

Sunday 17 January 2016

Glitz, Blitz & 70s Hitz

Abbamania

One Night of Queen

The Classic Rock Show

Glitz, Blitz & 70s Hitz: Sweet & Mud 2 and special guests The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams. Legendary British rock band Sweet announce their last ever UK tour! Three of the greatest, most exuberant, live bands of the seventies team up for Glitz, Blitz & 70s Hitz!

ABBA tribute band Abbamania, the UK’s original ABBA tribute are widely regarded as one of “Europe’s Premier ABBA tribute Bands”. Their sensational LIVE concerts have taken them all over the World. ABBAMANIA’s tribute to ABBA at the height of their popularity is incredible, and their performance is of the highest quality. Re-live the memories of ABBA with this the Official tribute Show; the wonderful, catchy songs, melodies and lyrics, indeed, the music that has sold millions of records worldwide.

Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. He then formed a band The Works, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since then, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. They have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time.

Top 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs Of All Time – LIVE! ‘Part 2’ For 2016 Classic Rock Show will focus on a new batch of rock gems best known for their irresistible hooks, instantly recognisable songs that have earned a golden status in the history of classic rock music. Celebrating their sixth year, this critically acclaimed show will toast the occasion in the best possible fashion, with some of the greatest moments in rock guitar history.

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7.30pm

HTickets £31.90 - £29.70 inc. bf R

Tickets £24.75 inc. bf CR

HTickets £23.10 inc. bf CR

Tickets £36.85 - £25.85 inc. bf R

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Wednesday 10 February 2016

Sunday 14 February 2016

Thursday 18 February 2016

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Runrig The Story

The King is Back

The Ultimate Eagles

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Winner of Elvis Presley Enterprise Memphis Ultimate Elvis competition UK Elvis tribute artiste, Ben Portsmouth topped the bill on David Letterman show 8th February 2013. In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. With stunning costumes and superb musicianship, this is one of the best Elvis tributes performing today.

Ultimate Eagles have performed to over 200,000 fans worldwide, clocking up 4 million YouTube hits along the way. Ultimate Eagles are definitive devotees to the music of The Eagles, performing songs from every album and every era, delivering more than forty years of brilliance with both accuracy and reverence. The band is comprised of seasoned professionals who have spent their time performing alongside Queen, Joe Cocker, Paul Young, Roger Daltrey, Lulu, Bonnie Tyler, Tom Jones, Colin Blunstone and Thunder. Experience the most comprehensive and accurate homage to the Eagles you are ever likely to hear.

The Ultimate Tribute To One Of Rock and Roll’s Most Remarkable Groups Having performed to over a million fans since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac returns to the Music Hall. Recognised internationally as the world’s leading Fleetwood Mac tribute show, and with the priceless golden seal of approval from founding member Mick Fleetwood, this stunning new show takes you on an epic musical journey. The band perform all the classic hits live including Black Magic Woman, Albatross, Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Gypsy, Say You Love Me, Sara, Oh Diane, Little Lies, Everywhere and much much more.

Doors 7pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

Tickets £31.35 - £28.60 inc. bf

HTickets £28.60 inc. bf CR

HTickets £25.30 inc. bf CR

Tickets £36.85 - £25.85 inc. bf R

Plus Special Guests

Back together, refreshed and invigorated and recently celebrated 40 remarkable years in the music business, Runrig are back touring their latest album The Story. With a catalogue of huge headline shows of their own they’ve also shared the stage with legends of music such as The Rolling Stones, U2 and Genesis. Now is your chance to see them bring their stunning live show to the Music Hall in 2016.

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Ben Portsmouth

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Thursday 25 February 2016

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Saturday 5 March 2016

Sunday 6 March 2016

Parton Sings Parton

Sabaton and Alestorm

Aberdeen City Music School

Simply The Best!

This wonderful show brings the story of growing up in East Tennessee, the music and laughter as experienced by the Parton family. The show stars Hit Recording Singer / Songwriter and Actress Stella Parton, sister of International Super Star Dolly Parton. Stella will take us back to her roots via audio/visual, with stories of her and Dolly growing up in Tennessee. Performing with her band all her own hits, which include, Danger Of A Stranger, I Want To Hold You In My Arms Tonight, Standard Lie Number One and Undercover Lovers to name just a few, plus many of Dolly’s hits, also songs written by other members of the Parton family.

with guests Bloodhound Swedish band Sabaton have been a major force in the power metal field since the mid-2000s, but had to battle through significant difficulties to get there, which may explain their eventual creative obsession with everything warrelated. The band became increasingly successful across Europe, witnessed on 2011’s live album, World War Live: Battle Of The Baltic Sea, featuring a dozen tracks and ten different countries. Scotland’s own Alestorm’s music is characterised by a pirate theme and they refer to their genre as “True Scottish Pirate Metal”.

Aberdeen City Music School is a national music school based at Dyce Academy in Aberdeen. The aim of the music school is to allow talented musicians to continue their general education whilst receiving expert tuition and additional time for music study.

Divas

From the producers and director of West End smash hit Thriller Live and starring X-Factor’s Amelia Lily and Niki Evans comes a brand new live concert spectacular of the world’s most celebrated divas and their biggest hits! Performed by Simply The Best West End performers, this show promises to be the ultimate concert experience! Expect your favourite divas and classic tracks such as Like A Virgin, Single Ladies, Rolling in the Deep, Spinning Around, Chain Reaction, If I Could Turn Back Time, and many more!

7.30pm

Doors 6.30pm

5pm

7.30pm

Tickets £25.85 inc. bf R

Tickets £20.90 inc. bf

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HTickets £32.45 - £30.25 inc. bf R

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Monday 7 March 2016

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

HMT

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

An Evening with Lulu

Jason Donovan

By popular demand, star of stage and screen, Jason Donovan is returning to his roots for a solo tour of his debut 5x platinum, 1989 album Ten Good Reasons and Greatest Hits. Ten Good Reasons became the biggest selling album of 1989 and remains a massive fan favourite with two solo No.1 singles Too Many Broken Hearts and Sealed with a Kiss. It also featured a duet with Kylie Minogue, Especially for You, which reached No.1.

Described by one British national paper as “one of our finest songwriters”, Paul was a member of The Housemartins until they disbanded in 1988 when he became a member of The Beautiful South, who had great success with a series of hits inc. the number-one single A Little Time. Jacqui joined the line up in 1994 and among their most successful hits during her stint were Rotterdam, Perfect 10, Don’t Marry Her and Dream a Little Dream of Me. After The Beautiful South disbanded in 2007, Paul subsequently reunited with Jacqui in 2011 to perform in his musical The 8th, and they recorded their first album together What Have We Become? last year.

Doors 7pm

8pm

Doors 7.30pm

Tickets £22 inc. bf

Tickets £35.75 - £31.35 inc. bf

Tickets £27.50 inc. bf

The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on YouTube well over a hundred million times. Most of those doing the viewing, however, are not fully aware of the method to Bradlee’s madness. On the surface, the method is video – clips of full-band performances (that’s Bradlee on piano) shot in the bandleader’s living room with a single stationary camera. In fact, Bradlee’s method runs deeper. He’s educating his audience about 20thcentury song styles; he’s commenting on the elasticity of the pop form; he’s confounding cultural context; he’s uniting generations; he’s breaking the rules.

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Thursday 19 May 2016 STEPPING OUT

Ten Good Reasons

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The incredible Lulu still has plenty to shout about and is back with another fantastic tour. The Grammy-nominated singer will be performing hits from her 50 year career, such as To Sir With Love, The Man Who Sold The World, Relight My Fire, and of course Shout. As well as performing songs from some of her musical heroes, such as soul legends, Ray Charles and Otis Redding, she will also be taking us on a musical journey recalling personal anecdotes, song writing experiences, and other entertaining stories. 7.30pm

Tickets £48 - £38 inc. bf R Premium Package £92* inc. bf R *Includes tour pass, signed programme and post-show meet & greet.


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Wednesday 23 March 2016

Monday 11 April 2016

Friday 15 April 2016

Monday 4 July 2016

Aberdeenshire Music Centre

Gregory Porter

Whitney

Russell Watson

Gregory Porter exploded onto the international music scene with his debut CD, Water in 2010, and has racked up a continuing stream of amazing accolades and awards. Porter’s Water garnered a ‘Best Jazz Vocal’ Grammy® nomination (a rare feat for a debut recording), rocketed to #1 on both iTunes and Amazon in the UK and soared onto an international array of year-end ‘Best Of’ lists for 2010 in several genres, and within a scant 15 months established him as a formidable international touring artist. Be Good, his sophomore release has gained even more acclaim, plus a Grammy® nomination in a crossover R&B category. ”The next great voice in Jazz.” L’Express

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a stellar line-up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breathtaking performance as Whitney. 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, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!

2015 was a phenomenal year for Russell, with a sell-out UK tour, special guest performances at US National Memorial Day in Washington DC, the Caracalla Unicef Concert in Rome and BBC Proms In the Park. The UK’s best selling classical crossover artist of all time returns to the stage with his brand new show Songs From The Heart, featuring a stunning collection of our best loved songs. Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell continues to wow audiences with his enigmatic and entertaining live performances. “He sings like Pavarotti, and entertains the audience like Sinatra” NY Times

Aberdeenshire Music Centre take their Spring concert to the Music Hall for what will be an enthralling night of music played by local talent. With a comprehensive service meeting the needs of pupils of all ages, this is a great opportunity to see the best of what Aberdeenshire offers from the centre aiming to enhance and inspire the musical and social development of young musicians.

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Queen of the Night

HMT

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Songs From the Heart

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

HTickets £9.35 inc. bf C

Tickets £41 - £36 inc. bf

HTickets £24 inc. bf CGR

Tickets £48 - £35.50 inc. bf R

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MUSIC Monday 7 December

BLANCK MASS

TOMORROW’S LEGENDS HEAR THEM HERE FIRST What have Radiohead, Emeli Sandé, The Libertines and Biffy Clyro got in common? They've all played The Lemon Tree! With our Freshly Squeezed series of gigs, we aim to bring tomorrow's huge acts to the stage today. Now discover the newest legends for yourself...

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Sunday 6 March 2016

ROACHFORD

Monday 1 February 2016

Sunday 24 April 2016

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Saturday 28 May 2016

GRETCHEN THE BLUETONES PETERS GO GO SPRINGSTEEN PENGUIN SESSIONS


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Friday 11 December

Friday 26 February 2016

Thursday 10 March 2016

Monday 14 March 2016

Stewart Francis

Ed Byrne

Chris Ramsey

Dylan Moran

That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show! “Comedy’s holy grail.... Go see!” The Sunday Times “Hilarious anecdotes! l assure you Ed Byrne is one comedian you should DEFINITLEY see” Edinburgh Festival Magazine “Jokes come so fast that hecklers don’t have a chance to get a word in edgeways” The Times “Byrne is at the top of his game” ★★★★ Sunday Telegraph For ages 12+

Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Celebrity Juice regular, star of BBC2’s Hebburn, and the man who once got pizza delivered to a moving train embarks on his biggest stand-up tour yet! Following sell-out runs of his last three UK tours, Chris is back with a brand new show for 2015. Join him as he explores getting older, finding yourself, taking responsibility, realising you are no longer a child and all of the other terrifying realisations that come with being dragged kicking and screaming into modern adulthood.

Dylan Moran star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary is back with his new stand up show. ★★★★★ “Jokes as sharp as barbed wire and a comedy brain quicker than a steel trap… Rarely have the rafters of the Playhouse shook so dangerously to the sound of laughter” The Scotsman ★★★★ “A supremely confident performer, his timing for delivering punchlines is something special” The Telegraph ★★★★ “It didn’t falter for a moment. This is stand-up comedy of the first order... there’s scarcely a word wasted... seriously good fun” The Times Suitable 15+

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8pm

8pm

Tickets £21.45 inc. bf R

Tickets £22 inc. bf R

Tickets £20.35 inc. bf R

Tickets £28.60 inc. bf CR

Pun Gent Tour The star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and Live At The Apollo, embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show! “A brilliant comic brain... this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I’ve ever heard” Guardian “Perfectly crafted gags” Sunday Times

Outside, Looking In

All Growed Up

COMEDY / SPOKEN WORD

OCHURE FOR HOWS!

Off The Hook

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Saturday 16 April 2016

Craig Campbell

HMT Thursday 2 - Saturday 11 June 2016

Don’t Look Down

FLYING PIG PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

With Craig Campbell’s record Everest base camp show looming beyond his hip-reshaping operation and a winter of snowboarding comedy shows, the challenge of keeping the wounded Moose’s chin up ensures Don’t Look Down is his most appropriately titled show yet! The internationally acclaimed comedian is one of stand-ups most charismatic and inventive performers with hilarious tales of globetrotting adventure never failing to impress (one expectant mother laughed so hard her waters broke!). Don’t miss this brand new show from Canada’s funniest export! “Loud, beautifully crafted tales of outsider adventure” Independent

Aberdeen’s own comedy team, the Flying Pigs have been entertaining ever growing audiences since 1998, and enjoyed sell out runs at HMT with Desperate Fishwives, How To Look Good Glaikit and Finzean in the Rain. They’ve also made 3 radio series, a Hogmanay special and a TV pilot for BBC Scotland. Nae bad for a bunch of chancers! Now the “punk ‘Scotland the What?’ are back with a brand new show, packed with laughs and their distinctive North-East flavour. Whether you’re a toonser, a teuchter or an inabootcomer, we guarantee the best laugh you’ll have in ages. But don’t take our word for it… “Father Ted meets The Broons” Scottish Daily Express “A hoot, pure genius” Evening Express “Hilarious...” The Scotsman “...albeit lowbrow” The Herald

Dreich Encounter

Tue - Fri 7.30pm, Sat 5pm & 8.30pm 8pm

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Tickets £28.50 - £17 inc. bf CGR HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night and both Sat 5pm perfs £2 off other performances

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Saturday 16 July 2016

Return of the Grumpy Old Women

Fifty Shades Of Beige Returning after a critically acclaimed, total sell-out spring 2015 tour the Grumpies are back to knock some sense into the nation. Perrier Award-winning comedian, writer and original star of Grumpy Old Women Jenny Eclair will be joined by fellow recruits Susie Blake (Mrs Brown’s Boys BBC One, Coronation Street, ITV1) and actress and singer Kate Robbins (Where The Heart Is ITV1, Casualty BBC One). “Expect a party” **** The Times “jaw-dropping one-liners” The Stage 8pm

Tickets £27 inc. bf R


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Tuesday 9 February 2016

HMT

STEPPING OUT

Friday 12 August 2016

Jimmy Carr:

The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr. Suitable 16+

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Thursday 18 Saturday 20 August 2016

Sarah Millican Outsider 2016

In the past when you put Sarah Millican outside, she asked things like: ‘Why? Where is the taxi? Do I need a cardie?’ and said things like: ‘There’ll be wasps. I’ve nothing to sit on. Is that poo? Can we go home?’ But things have changed. Now she has outside slippers. She can tell a chaffinch from a tit (hey). But she still can’t tell if it’s an owl or her husband’s asthma. Sarah Millican is venturing outside. Bring a cardie. “To watch Sarah Millican is to watch a box of comedy fireworks going off” The Independent Suitable 16+

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Sunday 21 February 2016

Friday 5 February 2016

IAIN STIRLING Thursday 10 March 2016

TONY LAW Thursday 24 March 2016

MARK STEEL

The Circus of Horrors

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The show that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent & now a West End smash is back to mark its 21st Anniversary in spectacular style. The latest incarnation Welcome to the Carnevil is set in Victorian London in 1899, Jack the Ripper was still at large & this was the age of the Freakshow, a young girl dreamt of running away to join the Circus only to see her dream become a nightmare in a decrepit & corpse ridden Carnevil, plagued by a swamp of Killer Klowns, Sword Swallowers, Demon Drawfs, Death Deifying Aerialists and lots lots more, a show ruled by the undead & climaxing in an awesome flaming apocalypse.

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

Tickets £30.50 inc. bf R

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HTickets £28.60 - £17.60 inc. bf CR

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

Enjoy our bars, a café, corporate hospitality facilities and a box office, which has a separate Union Street entrance and is open from 9.30am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, and re-opens at 6.30pm on show nights.

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Bon Accord Harriet St Car Park

Schoolhill

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Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL

Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

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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

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.

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

Public transport

Deaf alerter

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.

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

Children

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.

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

Latecomers

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

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

Signed, lip reading and audio-described performances

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

Photography and recording

Parking and wheelchair access

Sound enhancement

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

Music Hall

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.

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His Majesty’s Theatre

Refreshments

1906 Restaurant and Café

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

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

An infra-red sound enhancement system (supported by BT and Aberdeen Choral Society) is available for customers with impaired hearing. Headsets or necklace-type receivers (for use with hearing aids) are available from customer service staff in the foyer. A Deaf Alerter fire alarm warning and messaging system is installed for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Refreshments

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

The Lemon Tree Parking and wheelchair access

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

Refreshments

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


Ticket information

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

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

In person

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

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.

APA Friends

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

Thank you for your support Groups & schools welcome

£

£ OFF SCHOOLS OFFER

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

£

£ 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 £11 inc. bf for some HMT shows (maximum of two per booking, eligible concession holders only – can be withdrawn at any time). CONCESSIONS

£1 of the ticket cost for this show will go towards the APA Restoration Fund, the current priority of which is to improve the seating in our three venues 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 £2 for His Majesty’s Theatre.

Keep your tickets in a safe place

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

Other Formats

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

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it... To get involved contact Charlotte Bird Tel: 01224 337643 or email charlotte.bird@aberdeenperformingarts.com

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AT A GLANCE

Plan your next great experience JANUARY Date

Show

Venue Page

Sat 2 Jan Sun 3 Jan Sat 9 Jan Sun 10 Jan Tue 12 Jan Wed 13 Jan Thu 14 Jan

Peter Pan Peter Pan Funbox: Santa’s Sleepover Show Funbox: Santa’s Sleepover Show The Sound of Music The Sound of Music The Sound of Music (BSL)

HMT 34 HMT 34 MH 36 MH 36 HMT 6 HMT 6 HMT 6

APA YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS

Thursday 14 - Saturday 16 January 2016

THE LIFE TO COME

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Fri 15 Jan The Sound of Music HMT 6 Sat 16 Jan The Sound of Music (AD/CAP) HMT 6 Sun 17 Jan The Classic MH 53 Rock Show Wed 20 Jan Scottish Ballet: HMT 28 Cinderella Thu 21 Jan Scottish Ballet: HMT 28 Cinderella Fri 22 Jan Scottish Ballet: HMT 36 Wee Cinderella Ceilidh Season: MH 52 Danse McCabre Sat 23 Jan Scottish Ballet: HMT 28 Cinderella (AD/CAP) SCO Beethoven MH 43 Symphony No 7 Tue 26 Jan Miss Marple: HMT 19 A Murder is Announced

Wed 27 Jan Miss Marple: A Murder is Announced Culture Cafe: Alec Frank Gemmill & Alasdair Beatson Thu 28 Jan Miss Marple: (BSL) A Murder is Announced Fri 29 Jan Miss Marple: A Murder is Announced Sat 30 Jan Miss Marple: A Murder is Announced (AD/CAP)

HMT 19 MH 47 HMT 19 HMT 19 HMT 19

FEBRUARY Date

Show

Mon 1 Feb Hairspray Tue 2 Feb Hairspray Wed 3 Feb Hairspray Culture Cafe: Bozzini Quartet Thu 4 Feb Hairspray Fri 5 Feb Hairspray The Circus of Horrors Sat 6 Feb Hairspray Tue 9 Feb The Glenn Miller Story Wed 10 Feb The Glenn Miller Story Runrig Thu 11 Feb The Glenn Miller Story

Venue Page

HMT 7 HMT 7 HMT 7 MH 47 HMT 7 HMT 7 MH 61 HMT 7 HMT 8 HMT 8 MH 54 HMT 8

Fri 12 Feb The Glenn HMT 8 Miller Story BBC SSO MH 43 Pictures At An Exhibition Sat 13 Feb The Glenn HMT 8 Miller Story Northern Arc: MH 51 Duncan Chisholm with Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys Sun 14 Feb ‘The King Is Back’ MH 54 Starring Ben Portsmouth Wed 17 Feb Rambert: HMT 29 The Three Dancers plus other works Thu 18 Feb Rambert: HMT 29 The Three Dancers plus other works The Ultimate Eagles MH 54 Fri 19 Feb Rambert: HMT 29 The Three Dancers plus other works Ceilidh Season; MH 52 Clachan Yell MH 44 Sun 21 Feb Aberdeen Sinfonietta Wed 24 Feb Legally Blonde HMT 9 Rumours of MH 54 Fleetwood Mac For behind the scenes info and competitions follow us

/aberdeenperformingarts, @apawhatson


HMT 9 MH 55 HMT 9 MH 59 HMT 9 MH 44 MH 32 HMT 10 MH 41

MARCH Date

Show

Tue 1 Mar Priscilla Queen of the Desert Wed 2 Mar Priscilla Queen of the Desert Sabaton and Alestorm Thu 3 Mar Priscilla Queen of the Desert Fri 4 Mar Priscilla Queen of the Desert Ceilidh Season: Shindig Sat 5 Mar Priscilla Queen of the Desert (AD/CAP) Aberdeen City Music School Sun 6 Mar Simply The Best Mon 7 Mar Scott Bradlee Tue 8 Mar An Inspector Calls Jason Donovan

Venue Page

HMT 10 HMT 10 MH 55 HMT 10 HMT 10 MH 52 HMT 10 MH 55 MH 55 MH 56 HMT 20 MH 56

Wed 9 Mar An Inspector Calls HMT 20 Culture Cafe: MH 47 Alan Spence Thu 10 Mar An Inspector Calls (BSL) HMT 20 Chris Ramsey MH 59 Fri 11 Mar An Inspector Calls HMT 20 BBC SSO MH 44 Pastral Symphony Sat 12 Mar An Inspector Calls (AD/CAP) HMT 20 SCO Brahms MH 45 Symphony No 4 Mon 14 Mar Dylan Moran MH 59 Tue 15 Mar Flare Path HMT 21 Paul Heaton MH 22 & Jacqui Abbott Wed 16 Mar Flare Path HMT 21 Thu 17 Mar Flare Path HMT 21 Fri 18 Mar Flare Path HMT 21 Ceilidh Season: MH 52 Clachan Yell Sat 19 Mar Flare Path HMT 21 RSNO Oundjian MH 45 & Benedetti Tue 22 Mar Lulu HMT 56 Aberdeen MH 45 Choral Society Wed 23 Mar Aberdeenshire MH 57 Music Centres Thu 24 Mar Canned Laughter HMT 22 Fri 25 Mar Canned Laughter HMT 22 Sat 26 Mar Canned Laughter HMT 22 Tue 29 Mar Avenue Q HMT 11 Wed 30 Mar Avenue Q HMT 11 HMT 11 Thu 31 Mar Avenue Q (BSL)

APRIL Date

Show

Venue Page

Fri 1 Apr Sat 2 Apr Tue 5 Apr Wed 6 Apr Thu 7 Apr Fri 8 Apr Sat 9 Apr

Avenue Q Avenue Q (AD/CAP) Guys and Dolls Guys and Dolls Guys and Dolls (BSL) Guys and Dolls Guys and Dolls (AD/CAP)

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AT A GLANCE

Thu 25 Feb Legally Blonde Parton Sings Parton Fri 26 Feb Legally Blonde Ed Byrne Sat 27 Feb Legally Blonde Scottish Ensemble: Quintets Sun 28 Feb Brendan Cole Mon 29 Feb Priscilla Queen of the Desert Angela Hewitt: The Art of Fugue

Saturday 9 April 2016 NORTHERN ARC PRESENTS

INGE THOMSON & KARDEMIMMIT Mon 11 Apr Gregory Porter HMT 57 Wed 13 Apr Mister Maker HMT 36 Thu 14 Apr Mister Maker HMT 36 Fri 15 Apr Whitney HMT 57 Queen of the Night Sat 16 Apr Craig Campbell HMT 60 Wed 20 Apr Michty Mia! HMT 13 Thu 21 Apr Michty Mia! HMT 13 Fri 22 Apr Michty Mia! HMT 13 Sat 23 April Michty Mia! HMT 13 Wed 27 Apr Scottish Ballet HMT 30 Swan Lake Thu 28 Apr Scottish Ballet HMT 30 Swan Lake Fri 29 Apr Scottish Ballet HMT 30 Swan Lake Sat 30 Apr Scottish Ballet HMT 30 Swan Lake

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Curtain raisers and encores Join us for contemporary dining at its very best, full of character, flavour and style. • Pre-theatre • Afternoon tea • Private functions • Panto package • Special events Return address: Aberdeen Box Office, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

a date to remember To book Tel: 01224 337677 Email: 1906@aberdeenperformingarts.com or visit aberdeenperformingarts.com

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Curtain raisers and encores Join us for contemporary dining at its very best, full of character, flavour and style. • Pre-theatre • Afternoon tea • Private functions • Panto package • Special events

a date to remember To book Tel: 01224 337677 Email: 1906@aberdeenperformingarts.com or visit aberdeenperformingarts.com Aberdeen Performing Arts is a charity registered in Scotland, No.SC033733

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