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Autumn 2014

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…to the fantastic new season at His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall and The Lemon Tree. Check out our top picks....

NEW SEASON PRIORITY BOOKING APA Friends booking from THURSDAY 31 JULY General Booking from TUESDAY 5 AUGUST

MUSICALS

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Shrek | Jersey Boys | The Bodyguard Three of the biggest West End hits head to the North-east for the first time.

Steven Osborne | Ensemble Season One of the world’s top concert pianists is joined in our classical season by six top mid-scale ensembles for our first ensemble season.

Welcome

DRAMA Birdsong | The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time | PPP Stories of courage and triumph over adversity are on the bill at HMT, and A Play, A Pie and A Pint is back!

DANCE Mark Morris Dance Group | Jasmin Vardimon Company Two of the most exciting names in contemporary choreography make their way to Aberdeen, including a UK exclusive performance!

FAMILY Dinosaur Zoo Live | Beauty and the Beast From the ancient extinct sort, to an unlikely romantic lead – beasts are the order of the day this autumn.

OPERA Image: Steven Osborne, page 39 Front cover: Birdsong, page 20 Reverse cover: Scottish Ensemble, page 40

CULTURE CAFÉ Don Paterson | Adam Walker | Simon Armitage | Ian Watt There is no better way to spend an hour during the day than to relax in the company of leading writers or classical musicians in our Music Hall lunchtime series

MUSIC Northern Arc | Richard Thompson | Paloma Faith The return of our international collaborative roots season, featuring Orkney’s The Chair and Denmark’s Henrik Jansberg, and big names aplenty in our music programme.

COMEDY Billy Connolly | Dave Gorman | Omid Djalili The Big Yin is back with two dates at the Music Hall and is surrounded in the programme by a host of top comedy names.

La Cenerentola | Il trovatore Scottish Opera bring two lesser-performed works to HMT, including Rossini’s telling of the Cinderella tale.

And much more! Take a look and book now!

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Musicals Drama Dance Family Opera Classical Classical - Ensembles Roots Music Comedy & Spoken Word Something Different Creative Learning At a glance guide Seating plans Ticketing/venue info

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CONTENTS

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

Image: Scottish Opera - La Cenerentola, page 36

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MUSICAL

BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

HMT Monday 1 - Saturday 6 September

Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven This Rock ‘n’ Roll extravaganza with one helluva line-up is guaranteed to send you straight to rock ‘n’ roll seventh heaven! Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley have featured strongly in several musical biographies - but this time they are joined by the legendary Del Shannon, Ricky Nelson, and Eddie Cochran. A non-stop parade of hits will feature Del Shannon’s legendary recordings of Runaway, Hats Off To Larry, Swiss Maid, So Long Baby, Keep Searchin’ and many many more million sellers. Ricky Nelson, the only real contender for Elvis’ throne in America, will be represented by his all time greats like Poor Little Fool, It’s Late, Fools Rush In, Hello Mary-Lou, Travelling Man and Garden Party. Eddie Cochran’s pure and raunchy Rock ‘n’ Roll anthems include Three Steps To Heaven, Something Else, Weekend and Come On Everybody.

“Two hours of rock ‘n’ roll paradise” Observer “Rock ‘n’ roll reincarnated! A great night out!” Windsor Express Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £27.50 - £16.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £32.50 - £21.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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HMT Tuesday 16 - Saturday 20 September

Annie Get Your Gun Annie Get Your Gun brings the heart of Broadway to His Majesty’s Theatre for one week only in this major new production. From the producers of West Side Story and South Pacific this TONY award-winning version of Irving Berlin’s classic musical comedy stars Jason Donovan (The Sound of Music, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Emma Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and Norman Pace (Chicago) this Autumn. When Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show comes to town, it only takes one glance for sharp-shooting country girl Annie Oakley to fall head over heels for its star marksman, Frank Butler. Both have truly met their match, revealing their competitive natures as they vie for best shot - and each other’s hearts. Featuring the all-time classic hits There’s No Business Like Show Business, Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly and Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better, led by a live grand orchestra.

JASON DONOVAN and

MUSICAL

★★★★ The Times, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times

EMMA WILLIAMS

NORMAN PACE

Please note, Jason Donovan will not be performing on Wed 17 September.

★★★★ “One of the greatest collections of songs in the history of musical theatre” The Telegraph Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £35.50 - £18.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £40.50 - £38.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £10 off opening night £2 off all other performances ACCESS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 20 September 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour) Signed Thu 18 September 7.30pm

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MUSICAL

WINNER!

HMT Tuesday 23 September Saturday 4 October

Top Hat

BEST NEW MUSICAL

OLIVIER AWARDS 2013

Music & Lyrics by IRVING BERLIN Based on RKO’s MOTION PICTURE

Direct from its tremendous success in London, winning three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costumes and the Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out, the spectacular West End production of Top Hat will be visiting Aberdeen for the first time, bringing the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time. Packed full of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits including, Cheek to Cheek, Top Hat, White Tie & Tails, Let’s Face the Music & Dance and Puttin’ on the Ritz, Top Hat tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont. An uplifting and hilarious romantic comedy celebrating 1930s song, style and romance, Top Hat dazzles with over 200 beautiful costumes, breathtaking dance and a love story that will set the pulse racing!

★★★★★

“High class. Absolutely topping”Magic 105.4

★★★★★

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

Tickets £47 - £21 inc. bf R Premium seats £56 - £51 inc. bf ★APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 4 October 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour)

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Monday 3 - Saturday 8 November

Rock of Ages

MUSICAL

HMT

ROCK OF AGES is an LA love story lavished with over 25 CLASSIC ROCK ANTHEMS. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the DREAMS are as BIG as the HAIR, and yes, they can come true! Ben Richards and Noel Sullivan star in this hilarious musical comedy which will have you singing and laughing along with its EPIC songs, including Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight this Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is, played loud and proud by an AWESOME live band. ROCK OF AGES arrives in Aberdeen following 3 smash hit years in London’s West End and 5 rockin’ years in Vegas and New York! Don’t miss out on a night of outrageous rock ‘n’ roll debauchery at the BIGGEST PARTY IN TOWN!

“A sexy smasher that will have you laughing and rocking in equal measure” Daily Star ★★★★★

“Nothing but a good time. A mind-blowing show” Daily Mail, Scotland Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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Audio described: Sat 8 November 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour)

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HMT Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 November

Barnum ‘Barnum’s the name, P T Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight, on this stage, you are going to see - bar none every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!’ This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman. The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who looked at the world from opposite sides of the spectrum, and also reveals that she was the practical one who made his dreams come true. We follow the legendary showman’s life as he lit up the world with colour, warmth and the excitement of his imagination and finally teamed up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus - the Greatest Show on Earth. Barnum is a “BIG, SHARP, WITTY, BREATHTAKING, AND EMOTIONAL” (The Observer) show starring Brian Conley (Oliver!, Hairspray, Jolson) and Linzi Hateley as Chairy (Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Les Misérables). Cy Coleman’s wonderfully exuberant score includes the hits Come Follow The Band, The Colours Of My Life and There Is A Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute. Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £47 - £21 inc. bf R Premium seats £56 - £51 inc. bf ★APA Friends £5 off opening night £2 off all other performances

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 22 November 2.30pm (preceded by Touch Tour) Signed: Thu 20 November 7.30pm

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Wednesday 21 January Sunday 8 February 2015

SCOTTISH PREMIERE

Shrek the Musical

MUSICAL

HMT

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical is the must-see show for all the family. Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, lovesick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around! Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer, Shrek the Musical brings all the much-loved DreamWorks characters to life, live on stage, in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. Join the adventure.

★★★★

“JOYOUS. The most fun you’ll ever have. A monster hit!”The Mirror ★★★★

“Deliciously funny. Spectacular.”Daily Telegraph Wed - Sat 7pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 11am & 3pm

Tickets £43 - £18 inc. bf R Premium seats £51 - £43 inc. bf ★APA Friends £4 off opening 2 nights £2 off all other performances Running time: 2hrs 20mins inc. interval

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Audio described & captioned: Sun 8 February 11am.

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Review quotes from original London production © 2014 DWA LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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MUSICAL

HMT Tuesday 3 - Saturday 14 March 2015

Jersey Boys The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is touring the UK and Ireland for the very first time. This smash hit musical has won 55 major awards worldwide, including the OLIVIER AWARD for BEST NEW MUSICAL. Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 175 million records worldwide. Featuring hit after legendary hit including Beggin’, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Oh What a Night, Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girl’s Don’t Cry and many more , Jersey Boys is a story full of heart, humour and ‘sheer musical razzmatazz’ (The Sunday Express) you simply will never forget.

“The best West End musical for years”BBC Radio 2 “See it. Live it. Love it.”BBC London ★★★★★ Sunday Telegraph, Time Out, The Times, Daily Express Wk.1: Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm Wk.2: Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £50.50 - £22.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £57.50 - £51.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £10 off opening night £2 off all other performances

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

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MUSICAL

HMT Tuesday 17 - Saturday 28 March 2015

The Bodyguard The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the smash-hit film, is heading to Aberdeen in 2015. Currently wowing audiences in London, the show is coming to His Majesty’s Theatre direct from its West End run for two weeks only! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A ‘BRILLIANT!’ (The Times), breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a whole host of Whitney Houston’s greatest hits including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I’m Your Baby Tonight, Run to You, I Have Nothing, Jesus Loves Me, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You. The Bodyguard is ‘THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN’ (Sunday Mirror)

★★★★★

“LONDON’S BEST MUSICAL” Angie Greaves, Magic FM thebodyguardmusical.com Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Wed 18 March 2pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £47.50 - £17.50 R Premium seats £54.50 - £46.50 ★APA Friends £4 off opening 2 nights and Mon 23 March £2 off all other performances (excl. Fri/Sat) DISCOUNTS

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MUSICAL

HMT Wednesday 15 - Saturday 18 April 2015 THE LYRIC PRESENTS

Sister Act Music by ALAN MENKEN Lyrics by GLENN SLATER Book by CHERI STEINKELLNER & BILL STEINKELLNER Additional Book Material DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK When Reno lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier witnesses her married lover committing murder, she is provided with safety and lodging in one of the last places she would have ever seen herself – a Convent. What follows is a hilarious yet touching story as Deloris gets to know the Sisters and uses her musical talents to breathe new life in to the dire sound of the Convent Choir – the result of which lands the Sisters with their ultimate audience – His Holiness the Pope! Get yourself along to see the team that brought you ‘Annie’ and ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ strut their funky stuff in this now much loved musical – it’s ‘Fabulous, Baby!’.

Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

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Tuesday 5 Saturday 30 May 2015

FOLLOWING SELL-OUT RUN IN GLASGOW!

Wicked

MUSICAL

HMT

Winner of 90 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences across the world for a decade and continues to break records at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is already the 15th longest-running West End musical of all time. In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. This record-breaking national tour, which has won five-star rave reviews, features thrilling technical wizardy, stunning costumes and show-stopping songs. Wicked is an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.

★★★★★

“An incredible production that deserves every bit of its steller reputation.”Sunday Mail Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm, wk 1 Wed 2pm, wk 2-4 Thu 2pm, wk 4 Tue 2pm

Tickets £56 - £26 inc. bf R Premium seats £76 - £73.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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ACCESS Audio described & captioned: Sat 23 May (matinee), (preceded by Touch Tour)

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MUSICAL

A NEW PRODUCTION OF THE CLASSIC MUSICAL

HMT

HMT

Tuesday 2 - Saturday 6 June 2015

Monday 22 - Saturday 27 June 2015

Calamity Jane

The Producers

Following numerous highly acclaimed productions that include Sweeney Todd and Sunset Boulevard, The Watermill Theatre returns with a new production of the classic musical Calamity Jane starring Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, Spamalot and One Man Two Guvnors) alongside Tom Lister (The Water Babies, Emmerdale) and a cast of multi-talented actor/ musicians, this brand new production gets to the heart and soul of the musical. Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams, for the Deadwood Stage. But things don’t go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check. It takes her long standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her Secret Love… With an Oscar nominated score that includes The Black Hills Of Dakota, The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away), Just Blew In From The Windy City and the Award winning song Secret Love, don’t miss this new production which blows into Aberdeen for one week only.

The legendary Mel Brooks’s multi-Academy award winning, comedy classic The Producers takes to the stage once more in 2015. Adapted from one of the best loved films of all time this smash hit musical is a Broadway and West End sensation winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards. Now the Producer of sell-out successes Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn brings you a brand new production of the ultimate musical comedy. When washed up Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his mild-mannered accountant Leo Bloom discover they can get rich by producing a flop rather than a hit show, they decide to team up and create the Worst Musical on Broadway – with hilarious and spectacular results! The Producers features a riotous mix of eccentric characters and show stopping songs that will have you toe-tapping your way through the brilliant world of Broadway with one question - Will Bialystock and Bloom be able to pull it off? Expect the unexpected as dazzling dancers and a star studded cast bring you a mad–cap evening of musical comedy that has to be seen to be believed!

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

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

Tickets £35.50 - £16.50 inc. bf Premium seats £40.50 - £35.50 inc. bf CGSR ★APA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off other performances

Tickets £36.50 - £17.50 inc. bf Premium seats £41.50 - £36.50 inc. bf CGSR ★APA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off other performances

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DRAMA

HMT Tuesday 9 - Saturday 13 September

Shang-a-Lang Rapture Theatre takes its raunchy and feelgood play – to the Granite City. Take a step back in time to the days of the Bay City Rollers, with loud fashions and, laugh out loud, adult humour . Written by Catherine Johnson (writer of the hit musical Mamma Mia!), Shang-a-Lang follows three flighty fortysomething Scottish women on their way to a 70s revival weekend in Butlins, where the Bay City Rollers are playing. They were all Rollerettes back in the day and decide it is time to recapture their youth, chase their unfulfilled dreams and have a ball while they do it. Lauren tries to stay sober, Jackie tries to stay married and Pauline continues to search for her Woody. Shang-a-Lang is the perfect girls’ night out laced with shocking laughs, warm tears and a fabulous soundtrack - a cross between a Scottish Shirley Valentine and Shameless. Please note that Shang a Lang is a play, not a musical. Please also note: In the comedic style of the play, the show contains strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and nudity. Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £25.50 - £16 inc. bf R Premium seats £30.50 - £28.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends 2 for 1 first two nights £4 off all other performances

A wonderfully funny and poignant trip back to the 70s written by Catherine Johnson directed by Michael Emans

“Did the audience like it ???...They loved it“ The Public Reviews

“Barnstorming” DISCOUNTS

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The Scotsman

Audio described: Sat 13 September 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 11 September 7.30pm.

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BEACH BALLROOM Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 September NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND PRESENTS

In Time O’ Strife By Joe Corrie Adapted, designed and directed by Graham McLaren On the 30th anniversary of the 1984 miners’ strike, the National Theatre of Scotland revives Joe Corrie’s 1926 classic play about a Fife mining community buckling under the strain of a seven month lockout. Driven by live, gutsy, folk-punk songs and intense, full-blooded choreography, this uncompromising production is a stark reminder that class conflict between those at the bottom of the social heap and those in power is perennial.

★★★★

“McLaren’s production unleashes a memorably angry, vivid and theatrical retelling of a vital story in Scottish history. It’s an exhilarating experience and not to be missed.”The Scotsman

★★★★★

“Gut-wrenchingly emotional” “Vitally contemporary” The Herald

★★★★

“Intensely powerful” “Brilliantly performed” The Times

★★★★

“Breathtaking” Sunday Mail

Tue - Thu 7.30pm, Wed 2.30pm

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Photograph features 2013 cast.

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roduction p e tr a e h T l a n tio a N e Th

Monday 13 - Saturday 18 October

One Man, Two Guvnors

Daily Mail

DRAMA

‘THE FUNNIEST SHOW ON THE PLANET.’

HMT

The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, embarks on its biggest-ever tour of the UK and Ireland from May 2014. Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, this internationally acclaimed smash-hit is a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-outloud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers – but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. Starring Emma Barton (Eastenders) and Norman Pace (Hale & Pace). Directed by Nick Hytner and Written by Richard Bean. Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding.

“One Man, Two Guvnors, one massive hit.” Independent Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £30.50 - £11.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £35.50 - £31.50 inc. bf Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenagers) - £4 off per ticket ★APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 18 October 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 16 October 7.30pm.

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BILL KENWRIGHT BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH AGATHA CHRISTIE LTD PRESENTS

HMT Monday 20 - Saturday 25 October

JASON DURR AS HERCULE POIROT

THE AGATHA CHRISTIE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

Black Coffee A quintessential English country estate is thrown into chaos following the murder of eccentric inventor Sir Claud Amory, and the theft of his new earth shattering formula. Arriving at the estate just moments too late, one man immediately senses a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the estate’s occupants. That man is Hercule Poirot. In the first play ever written by Agatha Christie we are introduced to a character who went onto become the most famous detective of all time and the only fictional character ever to receive a full-page obituary in the New York Times.

DEBORAH GARY BEN GRANT MAVERS NEALON OLIVER GEORGINA MELLOR LEONIDAS

★★★★★

“A resounding success. Christie is a master of the genre”Bristol Post ★★★★

“The great detective Poirot returns” Mail on Sunday WITH

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

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

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

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ERIC CARTE

AS AS CAPTAIN HASTINGS CHIEF INSPECTOR JAPP

★★★★ “CLEVER... DELICATE... WITTY AND SLICK” CAMBRIDGE NEWS BLACK COFFEE © 1930, Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved. AGATHA CHRISTIE ® is a registered trademark of Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved. POIROT® is a registered trademark of Agatha Christie Limited. All rights reserved.

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Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 November

Sunset Song

DRAMA

HMT

Chris Guthrie is bound to a harsh farming life by her intense love of the land. She dreams of the seductive yet distant world of books and learning, but when war breaks out, Chris suddenly finds herself facing a very different reality as a widowed, single mother in a land altered beyond recognition. Set in a farming community in the North-east of Scotland, Sunset Song charts Chris’s struggle to adapt to her new world and hold together her fragile family. Her survival depends solely on her belief that beyond the sunset lies hope. Marking a hundred years since the start of the First World War, Sell a Door Theatre Company and the Beacon Arts Centre revive Alastair Cording’s faithful adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic Sunset Song, recently voted Scotland’s most popular novel of all time. www.selladoor.com

Tue - Thu 7.30pm, Thu 1pm

Tickets £23.50 - £16.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £28.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends 2 for 1 first two nights £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

2FOR1 2FOR1 £4OFF APA FRIENDS

2

£ OFF CONCESSIONS

EARLY GROUPS

GROUPS 8+

SCHOOLS OFFER

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

NO

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HMT Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 February 2015 THE ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY & BIRDSONG PRODUCTIONS LTD

Sebastian Faulks

Birdsong Stage Version By Rachel Wagstaff Directed By Alastair Whatley Marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Birdsong is the hit, critically acclaimed stage show based on the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks. In pre-war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their world upside down. As the war breaks out over the idyll of his former life, Stephen must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme and through the sprawling tunnels that lie deep underground. Faced with the unprecedented horror of the war Stephen clings to the memory of Isabelle as his world explodes around him. A mesmerising story of love and courage. Set both before and during the Great War. Following on from the 2013/14 National tours, seen by over 130,000 people, now it is your chance to experience this stunning piece of theatre live on stage. www.birdsongthetour.com 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 ★APA Friends 2 for 1 first two nights £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

ACCESS

2FOR1 2FOR1 £5OFF APA FRIENDS

2

£ OFF CONCESSIONS

EARLY GROUPS

GROUPS 8+

SCHOOLS OFFER

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

NO

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

★★★★ “It left me choked up and blinking back the tears at the end.” The Daily Telegraph

★★★★ “Moving, gripping, dramatically electrifying and outstanding.” The Times

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Monday 16 - Saturday 21 February 2015

To Kill a Mockingbird

DRAMA

HMT

Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice envelop a small-town community. Through courage and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth, and his feisty daughter, Scout - a young girl on the cusp of adulthood - brings new hope to a neighbourhood in turmoil. This utterly enchanting and enthralling production from London’s award-winning Regent’s Park Theatre captures the warmth and poignancy of this best-loved classic with genuine heart and emotional depth. A story as moving and magical as you could ever hope to find.

★★★★★

“Terrific retelling of Harper Lee’s classic makes dramatic gold” The Times

“An enchanting, heartfelt adaptation.” Mail on Sunday

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

Tickets £27.50 - £20 inc. bf R Premium seats £32.50 - £30.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

ACCESS

2FOR1 2FOR1 £5OFF APA FRIENDS

2

£ OFF CONCESSIONS

EARLY GROUPS

SCHOOLS OFFER

GROUPS 8+

NO

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

Audio described & captioned: Sat 21 February 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 19 February 7.30pm.

CAP

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THE SENSATIONAL NEW SMASH HIT

HMT Monday 30 March Saturday 4 April 2015

The Full Monty In 1997, a British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm! Now, they’re back and this time they really have to go The Full Monty…live on stage. Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar winning writer of the film, has gone all the way with this hilarious and heartfelt adaptation that’s getting standing ovations every night. With songs from the film by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones, this award-winning production is one huge package of laughs and emotion coming to Aberdeen direct from London’s West End.

“TERRIFIC Simon Beaufoy’s rip-roaring adaptation OPENED TO RAVE REVIEWS”The Sunday Times

GO ON... DROP EVERYTHING AND BOOK TODAY! Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £31.50 - £14.50 inc. bf R ★APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

4

£ OFF APA FRIENDS

5

£ OFF GROUPS 8+

Daily Mail

ACCESS NO

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 4 April 2.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 2 April 7.30pm.

“CHUFFING BRILLIANT”

CAP

GARY LUCY

“CHUFFING CHAMPION” Mail on Sunday

ANDREW LOUIS DUNN EMERICK

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DRAMA

DRAMA Thursday 4 September

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

CALL MR ROBESON Friday 3 October

HMT Monday 31 August - Saturday 5 September 2015 NATIONAL THEATRE

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

TRAGIC BY IAIN HEGGIE Tuesday 21 October

LA TRAGEDIE COMIQUE Sunday 9 November

OUR FRIENDS, THE ENEMY

Winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards, this highly- acclaimed National Theatre production, embarks on its first ever nationwide tour from December 2014. Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while illequipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world… Based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling new stage play from the National Theatre.

“A phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle.”The Times Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £30.50 - £11.50 inc. bf Premium seats £35.50 - £31.50 inc. bf CGSR Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £4 off per ticket ★APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off other performances

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DRAMA

Not enough drama in your life? Top up after work. Wednesday 24 - Saturday 27 September

Wed - Sat 6pm, Thu & Sat 1pm

Flame Proof by Lesley Hart Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 October

Tue - Fri 6pm, Thu & Sat 1pm

You loved it so much last season, that we just had to bring it back, this time with an extra Thursday lunchtime performance of each play! A Play, A Pie and A Pint returns - a tasty bite, your favourite tipple and top new theatre.

Flying with Swans by Jack Dickson Tuesday 2 - Saturday 6 December

Tue - Fri 6pm, Thu & Sat 1pm

The King’s Kilt by Rona Munro Doors will open an hour early at which point the pie and the pint will be available

Tickets ÂŁ11 inc. bf (Includes a pint, a glass of wine or soft drink and a pie (inc. veggie option))

Aberdeen Performing Arts and Oran Mor present

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

DRAMA

CREATING A SPARK

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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DANCE

HMT Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 August

Lord of the Flies Matthew Bourne’s NEW ADVENTURES has created some of the most successful shows of the last 25 years, including Swan Lake, Nutcracker! and the sell-out hit, Sleeping Beauty. Now the company unites a cast of New Adventures dancers with remarkable young talent from Aberdeen in an extraordinary adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel, Lord of the Flies choreographed by Olivier Award-nominated Scott Ambler. Finding themselves abandoned in a deserted theatre, Golding’s legendary characters are brought to life with raw energy, emotional intensity and breathtaking performances. Chilling, beautiful and hugely entertaining, Lord of the Flies will enthral Bourne fans and inspire a generation of new audiences.

★★★★★

“EXTRAORDINARY. An exhilarating adaptation. You are GRIPPED by the POWER and EMOTION of the STORY TELLING” Daily Telegraph Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £30.50 - £19.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £34.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

2FOR1 £3OFF £2OFF APA FRIENDS

4

£ OFF CHILD

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

SCHOOLS OFFER

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

NO

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HMT Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 October SCOTTISH BALLET

The Crucible and Ten Poems A unique opportunity to see two iconic and emotionally charged texts brought to life through breathtaking performances from Scottish Ballet’s extraordinarily athletic and expressive dancers. WORLD PREMIERE The Crucible (2014) Choreographer: Helen Pickett Based on Arthur Miller’s 1953 Tony award-winning play, Pickett’s second creation for Scottish Ballet layers rich, evocative characterisations in a story of opposites robed in sexual sin, translating this incredible dramatisation of the Salem witch trials with her inimitable style of dance language. This chilling tale of innocent people destroyed by a malicious rumour will captivate you with its spellbinding sensuality and capacity to provoke and question. UK PREMIERE Ten Poems (2009) Choreographer: Christopher Bruce Set to an emotive recording of ten Dylan Thomas poems read by Welsh actor Richard Burton, Ten Poems builds on the melodic rhythm of the famous prose, loved as much for their musicality as for their themes of lost innocence, nostalgia for childhood, and death. Christopher Bruce, one of Britain’s most prolific and important choreographers, brings each one to life with exquisite vignettes of story and character. Tue & Wed 7.30pm

Tickets £21 inc. bf R ★APA Friends £3 off both performances

GET CLOSER FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS Tue 7 October 6.30pm - 7pm (focus on dance) Wed 8 October 6.30pm - 7pm (focus on music) Call Box Office to book.

FREE POST-SHOW TALK Tue 7 October 10 mins after end of show

DISCOUNTS

3

2

2

4

£ OFF

£ OFF

£ OFF

£ OFF

APA FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

CHILD

SCHOOLS OFFER

NO

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

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HMT Saturday 11 October

Great Big Dance The Great Big Dance Show is an annual showcase of the best dance from Aberdeen and the North-east, encompassing a range of styles and featuring performers from all of Aberdeen’s leading dance schools.

“the largest and most impressive dance fest I think I’ve seen at HMT..” Press & Journal This performance is part of Get Scotland Dancing.

7.30pm

Tickets £16 - £6 inc. bf Family tickets available

DISCOUNTS

2

2

£ OFF

£ OFF

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

NO

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

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UK EXCLUSIVE

HMT Tuesday 28 October

Mark Morris Dance Group The master of American contemporary dance, Mark Morris has become the benchmark of creativity for a generation of dancers, choreographers and audiences. Morris has created dances for more than 30 years, which have ranged from the austere to the joyful, able to switch from the deeply moving to the downright silly. Celebrated by critics for his inventive and imaginative choreography, Mark Morris comes to Aberdeen for the first time in this UK exclusive performance. The programme, all accompanied by live musicians, includes his stunning interpretation of J.S. Bach’s Italian Concerto, the recently unveiled duet Jenn and Spencer, his exhilarating Polka, and A Wooden Tree, set to recordings by Scottish poet Ivan Cutler, as well as a brand new work, Words, which premieres in New York just prior to this trip.

“As a choreographer Mark Morris is some sort of genius” The Independent

“There is no other dance company so at one with its choreography and its music” Financial Times

7.30pm

Tickets £29.50 - £19.50 inc. bf R ★APA Friends 2 for 1 (top price band only) DISCOUNTS

2FOR1 £5OFF £3OFF APA FRIENDS

SCHOOLS OFFER

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

NO

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

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HMT Wednesday 14 Saturday 17 January 2015 SCOTTISH BALLET

The Nutcracker Scottish Ballet proudly presents Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker, lovingly recreated for the 21st century audience and touring winter 2014/15. Now audiences can share this dream-making production with families and friends once more, over 40 years since it first premiered. After a fun-filled Christmas party full of magic and celebrations, young Clara falls asleep and dreams that she helps the Nutcracker Prince to defeat an army of giant mice. She is rewarded by a visit to the glittering Land of Ice and Snow, where snowflakes come to life, sparkling as they dance – and the magical Kingdom of Sweets – the enchanted Realm of the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. Peter Darrell’s magical world of The Nutcracker has been reimagined by Olivier Award winning designer Lez Brotherston, adding sumptuous layers of plush Victoriana and traditional festive fare to the original 1973 production. The Scottish Ballet Orchestra accompanies live, performing the world famous Tchaikovsky score. Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2pm

Tickets £31.50 - £13.50 inc. bf CGSR Premium seats £41.50 - £37.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £3 off all performances DISCOUNTS £ OFF

3

£ OFF

£ OFF

APA FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

4

SCHOOLS OFFER

£ OFF CHILD

2

ACCESS

2

NO

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

Audio described: Sat 17 January 2015 2pm, (preceded by Touch Tour)

FAMILY INSIGHT Sat 17 January 11am - 12.30pm Learn about the characters, story and costumes in a way that will appeal to both young and old. Age 6+. Tickets £5.50/£3.50 concession.

BALLET CAFE Tue 13 January 2pm - 5pm Take part in a gentle beginners’ dance session, listen to an illustrated talk and chat over a cup of tea and cake. Tickets £10.

FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS Thu 15 January 6.30pm - 7pm (focus on dance) Fri 16 January 6.30pm - 7pm (focus on music) Call Box Office to book.

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MH HMT Thursday 26 February 2015 JASMIN VARDIMON COMPANY PRESENTS

Park “Extraordinary… a sexy and beautiful dance piece”

New Statesman Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon returns with her critically-acclaimed dance theatre production, Park. Park is an urban oasis, a place of refuge from ordinary life where eight characters play, fight, fall in love and learn to survive. In this playground of relationships, young lovers wrestle in a historic fountain, a graffiti artist sprays his story, a busker finds his only appreciative audience in a bag lady and a flag-waving bully rants worn out political beliefs. Their stories intertwine creating a modern day fairytale that is alternately sharp, funny and cruel. Reworked for 2014 with new 3D imaging and multi talented cast Park presents a breathtaking collision of highly acute physical theatre, text, athletic dance and funky music, delivering fresh statements about our time.

“Vividly physical and quirky performances.”The Times

DANCE

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

Saturday 28 February 2015

Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember

Thursday 9 - Monday 27 October

Following his last sell out tour of Licence to Thrill, Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole is once again set to dazzle audiences across the UK with his brand new show, A Night to Remember. Brendan, one of Strictly Come Dancing’s most charismatic choreographers and performers, will 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 2015’s must see show!

7.30pm

7.30pm

★Tickets £23 - £17 inc. bf CGSR

★Tickets £35.50 inc. bf R

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FAMILY

HMT

HMT

Thursday 7 - Sunday 10 August

Friday 26 - Monday 29 September

Scooby Doo: The Mystery of the Pyramids

Dinosaur Zoo Live

Scooby-Doo and the gang are back by popular demand and with even more Spooky Mystery and fun - this time in the Pyramids – The Cartoon Classic Comes to Life! Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne arrive in Egypt where they must solve the mystery of Pharaoh Hatchepsout’s Pyramid. Easy, you say?... Not if the gang has to deal with mysterious mummies plus the wrath of the Pharaoh who will transform anyone who dares to approach the pyramid... into stone! With hilarious physical comedy, popular tunes and special effects, the whole family will enjoy this new episode live on stage.

Dare to get up close and personal! Direct from the West End, Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you’ve never seen them before! From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, observe and interact with extraordinary lifelike dinosaurs in this imaginative and hilarious live show. But watch out. Not all of these ravenous reptiles are as tame as they seem! Join us after the show for a ‘meet & greet with the dinosaurs’.

★★★★ “PUPPET-TASTIC! Thoroughly entertaining. A delight” Time Out, Critic’s Choice

A MUSICAL ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY... LIVE ON STAGE!

★★★★ “FABULOUS. Any dino lover over 3 should not miss it!”

Thu - Sat 6.30pm, Fri - Sun 2.30pm

Fri, Sat & Mon 10.30am, Fri & Mon 4.30pm

Tickets £21.50 inc. bf Children £16.50 inc. bf GSR Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £63 inc. bf

Tickets £14.50 inc. bf R Danger Zone ticket £17 inc. bf R

Libby Purves, BBC Radio 4/Theatrecat.com

A tyrannosauric treat for all ages 3+ Running Time: 50 minutes no interval

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Saturday 29 November 2014 - Sunday 4 January 2015 Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

29 Nov 30 Nov 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31 Dec 1 Jan 2 Jan 3 Jan 4 Jan

1pm No performances 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 2.30pm 1pm No performances 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 2.30pm 1pm No performances 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm No performances 2.30pm 1pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm No performances 2.30pm 2.30pm 1pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 1pm No performances 1pm** 2.30pm 1pm

7pm 5pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 5pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 5pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 5pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 5pm 7pm 7pm 5pm 7pm 7pm 5pm

Tickets - Pink performances Seating Area

Adult

Child

Family ticket*

Dress Circle

£25.50

£23.50

£81.00

Front Stalls

£25.50

£23.50

£81.00

Mid Stalls

£23.50

£21.50

£73.00

Rear Stalls

£21.50

£19.50

£65.00

£21.50

£19.50

£65.00

Upper Circle

FAMILY

HMT

Boxes (restricted view) 2 x Lower

£100.50 (5 people)

2 x Upper

£81.00 (5 people)

Tickets - Purple performances Seating Area

Adult

Child

Family ticket* £91.00

Dress Circle

£27.00

£25.00

Front Stalls

£27.00

£25.00

£91.00

Mid Stalls

£25.50

£23.50

£83.00

Rear Stalls

£24.00

£22.00

£75.00

Upper Circle

£24.00

£22.00

£75.00

Boxes (restricted view) 2 x Lower

£102.50 (5 people)

2 x Upper

£83.00 (5 people)

** Relaxed performance

Friday 2 January 2015 1pm A specially adapted and relaxed performance for customers with disabilities, additional support needs and on the autistic spectrum. Tickets £10 per ticket.

DISCOUNTS

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£ OFF £ .50 OFF £ OFF APA FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

SCHOOLS OFFER

NO

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

ALL PRICES INCLUDE BOOKING FEE R *Family ticket (max 2 adults)

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FAMILY

Aberdeen Performing

Join Mrs Potty and her team for your Christmas dining package* 2 courses from £15 | 3 courses from £19 Under 10’s 2 courses & fruit juice £8 (*no discounts apply and tickets are not included. Package available on all 1.45pm/2.30pm & 7pm performances.)

Beasts brunch

Available on Sundays from 11am and all other 1pm & 5pm performances

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

Arts is a charity

registered in Scotland,

No.SC033733

The Lemon Tr Tree ree Christmas Show ow Following last year’s captivating A Million Miles Away we are pleased to announce our second Christmas co-production with the award winning Frozen Charlotte Productions. Join us for another delightful and inventive experience, created especially for The Lemon Tree that will put a smile on the face of your little ones during the festive period.

Keep an eye out for The Lemon Tree brochure for further details.

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FAMILY

MH

Remember to wear a party hat

HMT

Friday 13 Sunday 15 February 2015

Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 April 2015

The Singing Kettle

Octonauts

The Big Party The Singing Kettle are having a PARTY and you are all invited! Anya, Kevin and Gary will be at their breathtaking best for their spectacular “Big Party” show. Bursting with surprises, a non-stop, singalong frenzy of favourite songs that will have you joining in from start to finish. Some lucky children will end up on stage to join in the action and you will play the most gigantic party games that will delight and mesmerise all ages. Only the Singing Kettle can deliver as much fun in one show.

and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

Come along and explore the magical world of story-telling through music! For children aged 3 - 5 years old. For further information visit aberdeenperformingarts.com

Get ready to embark on an exciting new mission with the quirky and courageous underwater adventure heroes, The Octonauts! Starring Captain Barnacles, Kwazii, and Peso, the brand new stage show, Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure brings the entire crew of the Octonauts to life on stage for the very first time! Visit amazing underwater worlds full of adventure, with surprises around every corner, in this action-packed, musical interactive new stage show.

Fri 10am & 1.30pm, Sat 11am & 2pm, Sun 12noon & 3pm

1pm, 4pm

Tickets £14.50 inc. bf G Family ticket £51 inc. bf

Tickets £17.50 - £15.50 inc. bf R Family ticket £59 inc. bf R

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OPERA

HMT Thursday 30 October & Saturday 1 November SCOTTISH OPERA PRESENTS ROSSINI’S

La Cenerentola Sung in Italian with English supertitles | New production. French director Sandrine Anglade’s theatrical take on the Cinderella story mixes fairytale fantasy with heightened reality; dark and cruel but full of warmth and fun. Rossini’s music is bright, breathless, full of energy, and packed with comedy. Forced to work as servant to her stepfather and stepsisters, Angelina, known to all as Cenerentola, dreams of a better life. Kind and generous, she is all that her family is not. Hearing that Don Ramiro is holding a ball to choose a wife, her sisters gleefully prepare themselves for royal life. Then a mysterious veiled lady makes an unexpected appearance at the palace and their ambitions look set to be thwarted… The wonderful ensemble cast features baritone Richard Burkhard (The Magic Flute 2012) and soprano Rebecca Bottone (The Pirates of Penzance 2013). James Grossmith conducts. Supported by The Alexander Gibson Circle.

Thu & Sat 7.30pm

Tickets £54 - £17.50 inc. bf R U26s £10 inc. bf R ★APA Friends £4 off Thursday performance Running time 2 hrs 50 mins approximately

DISCOUNTS

4

3

ACCESS

3

£ OFF

£ OFF

£ OFF

APA FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

SCHOOLS OFFER

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

NO

Audio described: Sat 1 November 7.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour, 6pm)

La Cenerentola Unwrapped A FREE HOUR LONG TASTER Friday 31 October at 6pm Pre-show talk Saturday 1 November at 6pm

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HMT Thursday 11 & Saturday 13 June 2015 SCOTTISH OPERA PRESENTS VERDI’S

Il trovatore Sung in Italian with English supertitles | Revival of the 2001 production. Opera at its grandest, Il trovatore is packed with a dizzying succession of full-blooded melodies. Director Peter Watson’s production is dark and menacing, giving the monumental story the space it deserves, and a majestic backdrop for a cast and chorus of over 50. A gypsy woman is discovered in the castle of the Count di Luna, crouched over the cradle of his youngest son. When the boy falls ill, she is burned at the stake for witchcraft. Her daughter, crazed with grief, snatches the child intending to kill him, but in her madness, throws her own son onto the fire. Jealousy, revenge, love and hate collide as the opera crashes towards its inexorable conclusion. The cast includes some of the UK’s finest singers including Claire Rutter (Turandot 2014) and Matthew Best (Tosca 2005). Tobias Ringborg (Rigoletto 2011) conducts. ACCESS Audio described: Sat 13 June 7.30pm, (preceded by Touch Tour, 6pm) Thu & Sat 7.30pm

Tickets £54 - £17.50 inc. bf R U26s £10 inc. bf R ★APA Friends £4 off Thursday performance Running time 2 hrs 30 mins approximately

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Il trovatore Unwrapped A FREE HOUR LONG TASTER Friday 12 June at 6pm Pre-show talk Saturday 13 June at 6pm

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OPERA

HMT

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

HMT

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Friday 10 April

Saturday 11 April

OPERA & BALLET INTERNATIONAL PROUDLY PRESENT AN ELLEN KENT PRODUCTION - VERDI’S

OPERA & BALLET INTERNATIONAL PROUDLY PRESENT AN ELLEN KENT PRODUCTION - VERDI’S

La Traviata

Rigoletto

Starring Elena Dee and Alyona Kistenyova The love story that gripped Paris Back by public demand A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias. Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan, Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in Traviata and he threw himself into the music. The highlights include the Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato. This magnificent production boasts sumptuous sets and costumes.

The masterpiece they tried to ban

Starring Vladimir Dragos as Rigoletto Featuring a magnificent golden eagle with a seven-foot wingspan. A stunning traditional production recapturing the decadence of Renaissance Italy with lavish sets and opulent costumes Verdi’s masterpiece Rigoletto is a dramatic tale of the jester’s daughter whose heart is stolen by a charming but unreliable ruler – and how her father’s attempts to prevent the love affair lead to tragedy. The opera was almost banned because it exposed the licentious behaviour of the powers-that-be at court. Featuring the two of the most celebrated tenor arias La Donna è Mobile and Questa o Quella justly turned into classics by Caruso, Rigoletto is based on a play by Victor Hugo, who wrote Les Miserables.

“First-rate singing” The Stage “Uplifting, charming, heroic and finally tear-jerking” Liverpool Echo

“Brilliantly sung by Vladimir Dragos’ ” The Times (Royal Albert Hall)

7.30pm

7.30pm

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Steven Osborne Schubert & Beethoven Not only is he regarded as one of the leading concert pianists of his generation, but he hails from right here in Scotland. APA is delighted to have secured Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the year Steven Osborne for two classy recitals in the Music Hall. Exploring the wonderful music of two legendary composers of the classical music world, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert. Prepare to be amazed, inspired and awed by this incredible music in the hands of this wonderful talent.

“You could have heard a pin drop. Steven Osborne’s power over the hall was absolute…the atmosphere was spellbound. ”Daily Telegraph Friday 28 November Schubert Schubert Schubert Schubert

Huttenbrenner Variations Klavierstuck D604 3 Klavierstucke D946 4 Impromptus D935

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Sonata Op 90 Sonata Op 101 Sonata Op 106 “Hammerklavier”

Both performances will be preceded by a free pre-concert talk with Steven at 6.30pm 7.30pm

Tickets £16.50 inc. bf

BUY FOR BOTH CONCERTS

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Friday 24 October 7.30pm

Ensemble Season From some of the world’s most popular classical music to world premieres of brand new work, the first Aberdeen ensemble season has a little bit of everything. Scotland is blessed with a magnificent range of classical ensembles – the baroque magnificence of the Dunedin Consort, the eclectic vibrancy of the Scottish Ensemble, and the contemporary diversity of the Hebrides and Red Note Ensembles. They are joined in this inaugural season by La Serenissima, one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Vivaldi, in its 21st year performing the composer’s best known work, and by the Orchestre D’Auvergne from Clermont Ferrand in France, performing three world premieres. Join these wonderful musicians for a season of outstanding music in the incomparable acoustic of the Music Hall.

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Laurent Cuniot Just Before (World premiere) William Sweeney Absence for wind, percussion and strings (World premiere) Thierry Pécou Ñawpa for violin and string orchestra Brian Irvine New work (World Premiere) Léonie Delaune violin Twinned Cities Aberdeen and Clermont-Ferrand’s new music festivals, sound and Musiques Démesurées, partner up to bring you an exciting Franco-Scottish collaboration of two ensembles and composers from France and Scotland, inspired by the WW1 commemoration.

Tickets £13 inc. bf under 26s £5, under 16s Free (Unless otherwise stated)

with the support of Aberdeen and Clermont-Ferrand City Councils, Creative Scotland, Clermont-Communauté, Diaphonique and Fondation d’entreprise Michelin.

Saturday 25 October 7.30pm

Thursday 26 March 2015 7.30pm

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Dunedin Consort

Mozart Divertimento in D, K136 Pärt Mozart-Adagio for Violin, Cello and Piano Haydn Concerto for Violin and Piano No.6 in F major Schnittke Moz-Art à la Haydn Mozart Piano Concerto No.12 in A major, K414 Alasdair Beatson piano Elegant refinement from Mozart and Haydn forms the graceful focus for Scottish Ensemble’s collaboration with acclaimed Perth-born pianist Alasdair Beatson. He’s the soloist in Mozart’s brilliant, high-spirited Piano Concerto No.12, and he joins Artistic Director, violinist Jonathan Morton, in Haydn’s witty Double Concerto in F. In between, two more recent composers provide commentaries on those two great Classical masters: Arvo Pärt in his mesmeric and profoundly moving Mozart-Adagio, and Alfred Schnittke in his theatrical and mischievously funny Moz-Art à la Haydn.

John Butt Director Nicholas Mulroy Evangelist Robert Davies Jesus JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion was first performed at Easter between 1727 and 1729, and has since become one of the towering works of classical music. It brings together two orchestras and choruses to create a powerful meditation on the story of Christ’s crucifixion, as related by the Gospel of Matthew. Using similar forces and instruments to those that Bach would have used, the Dunedin Consort makes use of 8 individual solo voices alongside the group’s characteristically virtuosic instrumental players, highlighting a real sense of clarity and emotional expression in exploring what is often considered Bach’s masterpiece.

Mozart & Moz-art

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Tuesday 21 April 2015 7.30pm

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Dunedin Consort Purcell & Handel Royal Music Handel

Mozart Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407 James MacMillan Horn Quintet Hebrides Ensemble bring together two very different Horn Quintets, one by Mozart, which makes full use of the tone and personality of the horn, and a more abstract work by James MacMillan featuring ‘hunting’ and ‘battle’ horn exclamations with light dancing melodies.

Coronation Anthems: Zadok the Priest My heart is inditing Purcell Ode to St Cecilia John Butt Director Originally composed for the coronation of George II in 1727, Handel’s coronation anthems Zadok the Priest and My heart is inditing are among his best-loved choral pieces. With the splendour of trumpets and drums and their rousing beginnings, we hear Handel at his most extroverted. The Ode to St Cecilia is one of Henry Purcell’s largest choral works and presents a fitting tribute to the patron saint of music. Purcell makes use of a number of dance forms, typifying the elegance and poise that were to become hallmarks of the English baroque.

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Friday 4 June 2015 7.30pm

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Andante Cantabile, Op.11 Chamber Symphony No.1 in C minor Op.110a (arr. Barshai) Shostakovich Two Pieces, Op.11 Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C major, Op.48 Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky: two musical giants who painted their turbulent inner lives onto musical canvasses with irrepressible power. Tchaikovsky’s dramatic themes, intense rhythms, and soaring, dancelike melodies make an immediate connection with audiences. His Andante Cantabile and the Serenade for Strings are powerful, moving works that come straight from the heart. Written during a visit to war-torn Dresden, Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony is a gripping portrayal of the brutality of conflict. Its jagged, dynamic rhythms in the central sections are contrasted by elegiac outer movements that never fail to move the listener.

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Ghosts, birds, unrequited love, guns, drunks, dogs…and a pimped-up violin!

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Concerto per violino in tromba marina, strings & continuo in D, RV 221 Vivaldi Concerto per Maestro dè Morzin for bassoon, strings & continuo in g, RV 496 Vivaldi Concerto per violino in tromba marina, strings & continuo in G, RV 313 Vivaldi Concerto La Notte for bassoon, strings & continuo in B flat, RV 501 Vivaldi The Four Seasons (Manchester version) 4 concertos for violin, strings & continuo (Op.8 1 – 4) Adrian Chandler violin / director Peter Whelan bassoon The Four Seasons remains the most popular piece of classical music of all time. In the year in which La Serenissima comes of age (we’ll be 21!), we will be presenting these fabulous concertos, using a new edition made by violinist Adrian Chandler from the only surviving manuscript version. The Four Seasons is accompanied by works for bassoon including the famous La Notte concerto. In addition, for the first time since the eighteenth century, La Serenissima will perform two concertos for ‘prepared violin’, the violin in tromba marina.

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Shostakovich 10

Oundjian Conducts Scheherazade

Mussorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain Scriabin Piano Concerto Shostakovich Symphony No.10 Barry Douglas piano Donald Runnicles conductor A horn calls softly, a piano dreams in the twilight, and Scriabin’s Piano Concerto begins its enchanted journey: the finest piano 7.30pm concerto Rachmaninov never wrote, played by a soloist celebrated for his interpretations of the Russian piano repertoire. ★Tickets £21 - £10.50 CG It’s a very different world from Shostakovich’s shattering Tenth Symphony. A heartfelt cry for freedom written under the shadow of Stalinism, it’s still one of the 20th century’s most overwhelming symphonic experiences. Donald Runnicles opens the concert by whipping up a storm with Mussorgsky’s exciting orchestral showpiece.

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Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Rouse Flute Concerto (Scottish Premiere) Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Peter Oundjian Conductor Katherine Bryan Flute Wagner’s Meistersinger overture creates a whole medieval city in all its sunshine and swagger; the RSNO’s own Katherine Bryan 7.30pm shares an evocative concerto by one of America’s most popular Tickets £22.50 - £11 CG living composers; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade has 1001 tales to tell, in music that’s sensuous, spectacular and fabulously over-the-top. Prepare to have your ears dazzled, as we launch the new Season in a blaze of colour. Pre-concert Talk 6.45pm (free to ticket holders) RSNO Executive Producer, Manus Carey in conversation with Peter Oundjian.

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Stravinsky Concertino for 12 Instruments Mozart Violin Concerto No 3 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 Alexander Janiczek Director / Violin Llyr Williams Piano Williams and Janiczek bring a wonderful spirit of camaraderie and chamber music to the SCO stage. They offer two programmes of Beethoven and Mozart this Season (see also 17 January), both including music that the composers wrote for themselves to play. Both concertos are wondrous, youthful masterworks that set out to entertain, move, impress and engage: these were young people on the make!

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, K.364 Beethoven Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’ Laura Samuel violin Scott Dickinson viola Angela Meade soprano Elizabeth Bishop mezzo-soprano Stuart Skelton tenor Marko Mimika bass-baritone 7.30pm Edinburgh Festival Chorus Christopher Bell chorus master ★Tickets £21 - £10.50 CG Donald Runnicles conductor A special occasion calls for a very special concert – and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has long been classical music’s supreme act of celebration. So what better way for the BBC SSO to toast Donald Runnicles’ 60th birthday than with the work at the very centre of his beloved German Romantic tradition? First, though, two of the orchestra’s principal players begin the festivities with one of the few pieces that can truly look Beethoven in the eye: Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, music of sublime grandeur and heart-rending beauty.

Runnicles Birthday Concert: Beethoven’s Ninth

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Tickets £22.50 - £11 CG

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Handel’s Messiah

Opening concert Hamish MacCunn Gustav Holst Reinhold Gliere Edward Elgar

conductor horn Land of the Mountain and the Flood Somerset Rhapsody Horn Concerto Enigma Variations

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ABERDEEN CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS

A Classical Spectacular This December the Aberdeen Choral Society explores some wonderful choral classics: Mozart’s sublime Laudate Dominum and Exsultate jubilate and Haydn’s electrifying Nelson Mass featuring Aberdeen’s own diva Lisa Milne; our old friend Jamie McDougall is tenor soloist. Definitely a concert not to be missed.

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Aberdeen Sinfonietta Garry Walker Alec Frank-Gemmill

Saturday 29 November

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Sunday 23 November

Richard Egarr Conductor / Harpsichord Elizabeth Watts Soprano Claudia Huckle Contralto James Gilchrist Tenor Ashley Riches Bass SCO Chorus Gregory Batsleer Chorusmaster Centuries of tradition dictate how this ever-popular work is performed. Yet with a chamber orchestra performance, Richard Egarr will find something new and fresh in the dynamics, tempo and phrasing to get your imagination working overtime. Join the SCO together with the SCO Chorus and a brilliant team of 7.30pm soloists for this seasonal experience, and celebrate the start of Tickets £22.50 - £11 CG Christmas with music of power, passion and expressive warmth. Pre-concert Talk 6.45pm (free to ticket holders) Richard Egarr provides insight into Messiah.

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra Christmas Concert: The Snowman

Howard Blake The Snowman Christopher Bell Conductor Julie Wilson Nimmo Narrator RSNO Chorus Join the RSNO and RSNO Chorus for a family celebration this Christmas! Conducted and presented by the effervescent Christopher Bell, this concert is packed full of your favourite festive melodies and traditional singalong carols. Plus, don’t miss the magical film The Snowman shown on the big screen, accompanied by Howard Blake’s timeless music and narrated by TV’s Julie Wilson Nimmo (Miss Hoolie in CBBC favourite Balamory).

7.30pm

Tickets £22.50 - £11 CG

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Friday 19 December

Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts - 80th Season

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Christmas Classics Jamie MacDougall singer and presenter Stephen Bell conductor The BBC SSO’s Christmas Classics concert is a favourite amongst the Music Hall’s annual seasonal celebrations. It’s a mixture of traditional carols and festive orchestral classics led by conductor Stephen Bell and tenor and BBC Radio Scotland presenter Jamie MacDougall. Get your family and friends together for an evening of music that’s guaranteed to warm the parts other Christmas concerts can’t reach!

Monday 6 October

The Castalian String Quartet Mozart, Ravel and Schubert 7.30pm

Monday 10 November

★Tickets £21 - £10.50

The Atalanta String Quartet Beethoven, Schumann, Martin Butler, Faure

Monday 1 December

High Heels and Horse Hair

(cello and violin duo) Matteis, Oswald, Morley, Sculthorpe, Bartok, Kodaly

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★Tickets £8 inc. bf CG Add £4 for the meal deal, which includes soup and sandwich

Thursday 20 November

Don Paterson (Writer)

Simon Armitage (Writer)

Don Paterson is one of the finest poets of his generation (and that’s quite a generation!) He has won all the major poetry prizes - The Whitbread Prize, the Forward Prize, The Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize - and he’s the only poet to have won the prestigious TS Eliot Prize twice. He is also an accomplished jazz guitarist. His poetry is lyrical and profound, witty, sensual and spiritual, and he’s a captivating reader of his own work. His most recent poetry collection is the award-winning Rain.

Simon Armitage is one of the most genuinely popular poets writing today producing work that receives the highest critical acclaim and yet is truly accessible. He has received the Sunday Times Author of the Year Award, the Forward Prize, and an Ivor Novello Award for his song lyrics. He was named the Millennium Poet in 1999 and was made a CBE in 2010. He has also written fiction, drama and opera libretti, and is a regular on national radio and TV. In performance he is brilliantly droll and deadpan - wickedly funny.

Wednesday 15 October

Thursday 11 December

Adam Walker (Flute)

James Bailieu (Piano) Appointed as principal flute for the London Symphony Orchestra, Adam Walker is a prodigious talent, and an ambassador for the instrument around the world. Accompanied by fellow BorlettiBuitoni fellow James Bailieu, Adam will present a programme of French music including works by Poulenc, Faure and Messaien. “Flautist Adam Walker is a stunning talent” The Guardian

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Wednesday 24 September

Ian Watt (Guitar) Aberdeenshire born guitarist Ian Watt returns to his home town having picked up a host of prestigious awards and acclaim from across the globe. He has appeared as a concerto soloist with emsembles including the Los Angeles Chamber, BBC SSO and City of London Sinfonia, has performed recitals in every corner from China to America, and released two critically acclaimed albums of British and Spanish guitar music. “a guitarist of outstanding skill and originality” Classical Guitarist

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Aberdeen Performing Arts presents the Northern Arc sessions. Back with a thrilling partnership featuring two of Scotland and Scandinavia’s top acts!

Saturday 18 October

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The Chair & Henrik Jansberg Band The Northern Arc sessions return with a stunning combination of 2008 Scots Trad Music Band of the Year The Chair and Traditional Danish Folk Artist of the Year Henrik Jansberg. This high energy gig blends The Chair’s high octane Orkney-influenced blues and klezmer, with the Jansberg Band’s potent original folk rock. “Raw anarchic energy” Hi-Arts on The Chair “fully fledged, resplendent, top-rank musicianship” The Scotsman on Jansberg Band 7.30pm

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Friday 19 September

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Come and enjoy an evening of traditional Scottish dancing with some of the North-east’s best ceilidh bands. Fun guaranteed!

BUY FOR 4 CEILIDHS

SAVE 25% EXCLUDE S FRIDAY 12 DECEMBER

Autumn Ceilidh Season

Clachan Yell Friday 17 October

The New Distillery Ceilidh Band Friday 31 October

Danse McCabre Friday 5 December

Clachan Yell Friday 12 December

Christmas Ceilidh with Danse McCabre

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Saturday 15 November

Saturday 6 December

Saturday Night at the Auld Meal Mill

Kate Rusby

Fiddlers’ Rally

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

33 consecutive years and still going strong. An evening of Scottish traditional music, song, dance and comedy. Robert Lovie tops the bill supported by comedian Eddie Rose, Fochabers Fiddlers Frontline, Manson Grant and the Dynamos, The Brandon McPhee Trio, The Marlene Lowe Dancers with Pipe Major Pamela Whyte, Pipe Major Bill Hepburn Jnr. and the Turriff Pipers and James Alexander and The Reel Ceilidh Band. There are buses from many parts of the northeast including Elgin, Keith, Huntly, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Banff, MacDuff, Turriff and Ellon and all points enroute to Aberdeen. For bus information please phone Scotch Corner in Turriff - tel. 01888 563079.

Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby. A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, of touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination. Audiences are sure to be thoroughly entertained by Kate’s choice of much-loved classics from her back catalogue stretching over her two decades of music making. As ever, she will be joined on stage by the cream of British folk musicians who form her band. These virtuoso artists are sure to delight you with their exceptional talents.

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FIONA KENNEDY

Aberdeen Strathspey and Reel Society are back at the Music Hall for their annual celebration of traditional music, song and dance. This is a showcase evening not to be missed joined by top fiddlers and accordionists from all over Scotland, the society’s talented junior fiddlers and this year for the first time, Scottish Country Dancing from the young Devenick Dancers. Compered by the inimitable Robert Lovie, with Aberdeen’s own Fiona Kennedy as special guest singer, there is something for everyone in this evening of Scottish Music at its best.

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 has reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and Rock/Pop Anthems which they proudly call ‘Bagrock’. There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Wherever you are you are sure to have felt the Chilli heat. It’s time now to come closer to the fire.

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Wednesday 31 December

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Concert

Traditional Hogmanay Party

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

Returning to the Aberdeen music hall is the ever popular Hogmanay party which once again will feature some of Scotland’s finest traditional music, song and laughter. Now in its sixth year, the Hogmanay show has featured some of Scotland’s best known entertainers and 2014 promises to be the best yet. So come along, join in the fun and see out the old year in style. Featuring North-East fiddle legend Paul Anderson, the Jonny Hardie Ceilidh Band, Scots singer of the year 2009 Shona Donaldson, and song and laughter from Robert Lovie. (Further artists to be announced soon).

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7.30pm - 10pm

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

OUTSIDE TRACK & PAUL MCKENNA BAND Wednesday 8 October

ROSS AINSLIE & JARLATH HENDERSON Friday 17 October

SKERRYVORE Tuesday 28 October

JAMES YORKSTON

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Tuesday 26 August

Sunday 14 September

Saturday 4 October

Dougie MacLean Trio

10CC

The Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust Concert, starring

Richard Russell Watson Thompson Classical singer Russell Watson will perform at His Majesty’s Theatre for a oneoff charity concert. He will be accompanied by Aberdeen Sinfonietta, one of the foremost contributors to music-making in the North-east. Sponsored by BP, the event is being organised by the Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust, with all proceeds going to its chosen beneficiary, Scottish social care charity Cornerstone. The Lancashire-born tenor, who is visiting Aberdeen for the first time has been singing since he was a child and became known after performing at a working men’s club.

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards and the prestigious Ivor Novello. His massive body of work includes over 40 albums, many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks, including Werner Hertzog’s Grizzy Man. His most recent CD, Electric, was produced by the great Nashville musician Buddy Miller. With speical guest Teddy Thompson.

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Dougie MacLean, originally famed for writing the song Caledonia, has built an international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer on his own terms. This has taken his performance to concerts and festivals all over the world and to the stages of Carnegie Hall in New York, London’s Festival Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE!

7.30pm

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Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. Testament to 10cc’s ongoing appeal, the band can count a generation straddling array of fellow artists, everyone from Chrissie Hynde to The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie and Axl Rose to Sophie Ellis Bextor, among their many millions of fans. And now a new generation is discovering 10cc for the very first time. 2012 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of 10cc’s first single Donna, which reached No.2 in the UK charts and kickstarted a remarkable career that has seen the band sell in excess of 30 million albums around the world. 7.30pm

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Tuesday 7 October

Wednesday 8 October

Sunday 19 October

Tuesday 21 October

The Ultimate Eagles

The Drifters in Concert

Buddy Holly - Mogwai A Legend Reborn

Rave Tapes is the eighth studio album by Mogwai and their second on Rock Action, the label they set up almost 18 years ago to issue their debut 7in single, Tuner/Lower. In between, the Scottish quintet have established themselves on the international stage through a prolific recorded output and a commitment to touring that few of their peers can match. Clocking in at just under 50 minutes, the 10-track album is a lustrous collection mined from the same quarry as its predecessors, wreathed in painterly textures underpinned by increasingly electronic beats. The release of the album will signal the beginning of a frantic year of live activity. Fasten your seatbelts.

The Ultimate Eagles celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Iconic Eagles Reformation album, Hell Freezes Over. A completely acoustic, up close and personal show replicating versions of the album Hell Freezes Over including the legendary Hotel California will be performed by some of the best, most experienced and seasoned performers you are ever likely to come across. In only three short years, Ultimate Eagles have performed to over 200,000 people in over 20 different countries and clocked up over 3 million You Tube hits! If you are lucky enough to see The Eagles in 2014. You owe it to yourself to check out ULTIMATE EAGLES!

The Optimum Tour 2014 This is our most spectacular show to date as we present ‘The Optimum Tour’, featuring the current line up Michael Williams, Ryan King, Damion Charles and Daniel BowenSmith. Following on from the success of the 60th Anniversary Diamond Dynasty World Tour, we are proud to bring a fast moving, exhilarating show bringing the optimum of our own historical legacy along with brand new recordings released late 2013. Including songs such as Under The Boardwalk, Saturday Night At The Movies, Up On The Roof, Kissin In The Back Row, Come On Over To My Place, More Than A Number In My Little Red Book, The One, Think Twice and many more from The Drifters vast back catalogue.

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The UK’s number one Buddy, Marc Robinson, returns with the fabulous Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn in an all-new production for 2014. Elvis Presley and Eddie Cochran join Buddy for the rock’n’roll show of the year. There’s classic hits: Peggy Sue, That’ll be the Day, Oh Boy, All Shook Up, Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, C’mon Everybody, Summertime Blues, Somethin’ Else, Halfway to Paradise, It’s Only Make Believe and I’ll Never Find Another You. So, slick back your hair, don your drainpipes, swish that polkadot dress. Enjoy an authentic slice of rock’n’roll nostalgia as Buddy’s incredible legacy of unforgettable hit songs lives on.

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Wednesday 22 October

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Friday 7 November

Wednesday 12 November

Maximum R&B

Shane Filan

Patsy Cline

60s Gold

Original Manfred Mann members Paul Jones, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness, are joined by Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie as the exciting new line-up of The Manfreds. Since Manfred Mann formed in 1962, they have firmly secured their place in the history books of British popular and R&B music. Understandable considering the number of top ten hits they have had throughout the world. Since The Manfreds re-formed in 1991, they have been in constant demand throughout the World… understandably considering the number of top ten hits they had, not only with The Manfreds, but also individually.

Shane was just a teenager when the mighty Westlife formed in 1998. And in 2012 after 14 UK number one singles, 12 massive albums and numerous tours, the band decided to call it a day. For Shane the future meant landing a deal with record giants Universal and beginning work on his first ever solo album, You and Me, which was recorded in both the UK and US. Musically he decided to mix things up with some up-tempo and mid- tempo songs, all penned by the man himself. The result is an eclectic mix of pop, soul, country, folk and even a hint of traditional Irish music thrown in for good measure. With support from Ben Montague.

An evening of song, laughter and legendary stories in this enthralling tribute to the music, life and times of Patsy Cline. It is some 50 years since patsy left a great legacy of hit records. This wonderful show pays tribute to country music’s world renowned superstar. Featuring the stars of the west end production Patsy, the fabulously talented Sandy Kelly Ireland’s ‘queen of country music’ and George Hamilton IV one of the true greats of country music and one of Patsy’s closest friends whose many hits include Abilene, Early Morning Rain and She’s a Little Bit Country. Sandy Kelly’s performance as “Patsy” has captured the hearts of legions of fans all over the world, this feel-good show will leave you wanting more.

For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate line-up. Featuring record breaking Merseybeat band Gerry & The Pacemakers. The first act to reach No. 1 and the first act ever to top the charts with their first three singles. Also from Liverpool, The Searchers’ first single also went to No. 1 and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts. Controversial P.J. Proby, whose trouser splitting shocked the nation, was a Melody Maker teen idol award winner in 1964 and spent 91 weeks in the charts. The Fortunes stormed the Top 10 with You’ve Got Your Troubles, Here It Comes Again, Freedom Come Freedom Go and Storm in a Teacup. And finally, Brian Poole and Chip Hawkes. On stage together, bringing you the very greatest hits of The Tremeloes.

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7.30pm

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Tickets £36.85 - £32.45 inc. bf R

Tickets £22.55 - £20.35 inc. bf R

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Sunday 16 November

Monday 17 November

Wednesday 19 November

Friday 21 November

John Mayall

Paloma Faith

Erasure

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot

London-based alt-soul songstress with a heart-melting vocal presence and a Billie Holiday influence. The Hackney-born singer draws on diverse influences from her colourful past, including working as a magicians assistant, actress, burlesque performer and trained contemporary dancer, and uses unconventional theatricals and props to make her stage shows original, engaging and magical. Known for her unique, retro and eccentric style, the pop superstar recently released her third album, preceded by the single, Can’t Rely on You which debuted at No.10 on the UK official charts.

Formed nearly 30 years ago, the awardwinning songwriting duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the nation a succession of both influential and charttopping pop anthems of the ‘80s, ‘90s through to today. Songs like A Little Respect, Sometimes, Victim Of Love, Ship Of Fools, Blue Savannah, Star, Chains Of Love, The Circus, Who Needs Love (Like That), Love To Hate You, Drama!, Always and Breathe, ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums (including The Innocents, Wild! and Chorus) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, Abba-esque. With a worldwide tour and festival appearances confirmed we’re pleased to be taking them to Aberdeen for a gig that will delight fans new and old.

7.30pm

Doors 7.30pm

Doors 7.30pm

Doors 7pm

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Tickets £38.50 - £30.25 inc. bf

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Tickets £24.75 inc. bf

Blues legend John Mayall returns for his 80th anniversary tour with special guests King King in this explosive blues bill. Sporting the formidable title ‘Godfather of British Blues’ and an OBE, John Mayall is regarded by many as blues’ most influential artist. Crowned Best Blues Band for two years running at the British Blues Awards, King King boasts a string of awards including number 3 in the top 20 albums worldwide of 2013 by Blues Rock Review. With one of history’s meteoric blues artists and today’s innovative pacesetter - these two juggernauts of the blues world are not to be missed.

These dates follow the sold-out success of Paul & Jacqui’s spring tour and also the release of the new album What Have We Become, their first album since the multi-million selling days of The Beautiful South. The record has been a massive success, both critically and commercially, going straight in the charts at Number 3 on release. New single Moulding Of A Fool is a brilliant Northern Soul stomper, richly melodic and lyrically full of Heaton’s trademark wit and social observations. “Fire in the belly and attitude to spare” Uncut

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Wednesday 26 November

Thursday 27 November

Sunday 30 November

Monday 1 December

Aberdeen Singing Chorus

Dancing in the Streets

Deacon Blue

Roddy Frame

Their name was inspired by a Steely Dan song, their music influenced by the artfulness of Bruce Springsteen channelled through a distinctly Scottish upbringing. The end product is Deacon Blue. Fronted by singer/songwriter Ricky Ross, Deacon Blue have enjoyed five top five albums and 18 top 40 singles over the last 25 years, achieving massive chart success in the ‘80s with tracks including Real Gone Kid and Fergus Sings The Blues.

Best known as the leader of Scottish pop group Aztec Camera, Roddy Frame burst onto the U.K. pop scene as a songwriting wunderkind who became a critical favorite while still in his teens. If the stardom expected of him never quite stuck, Frame has earned a reputation as a gifted, literate tunesmith who has enjoyed a long-running and uncompromised career. In his early teens, Frame was inspired by the songcraft of David Bowie, the conversational realism of Mark E. Smith and the Fall, and the sounds of earlier rock innovators such as the Velvet Underground, the Byrds, and Love. Frame took up songwriting, and in 1980 he formed Aztec Camera with like-minded friends Campbell Owens on bass and Dave Mulholland on drums.

With 300 singers this is the largest community choir in Scotland. People from all walks of life, with a love of singing, come together to sing and have fun for a ten week period culminating in a Concert at the Music Hall.

Join the original and the best celebration of Motown’s Greatest Hits with the spectacular, critically acclaimed Dancing it the Streets. Experience the energy and electricity of the motor city in a stunning production packed with hit after hit, all killer, no filler! The talented cast and band will bring to life the infectious, melodic, foot-tapping songs with a touch of soul and guaranteed to have you signing along and dancing in the aisles Expect your favourite songs made famous by The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and many more.

7.30pm

7.30pm

Doors 7.30pm

8pm

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Tickets £44 - £27.50 inc. bf

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Wednesday 3 December

Thursday 4 December

Saturday 13 December

Sunday 14 December

EE Carol Concert

Brit Floyd

Aberdeen Music Centre Christmas Concert

Clic Sargeant Carol Concert

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

Discovery World Tour 2014 A spectacular new live production featuring music from all fourteen pink floyd studio albums plus a dazzling new light and laser show. Having performed to over one million fans around the world, Brit Floyd - The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, returns to The UK to perform DISCOVERY, a stunning new three hour chronological musical journey spanning the entire recording career of Pink Floyd from 1967 - 1994. Featuring the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle light show, Brit Floyd’s performance will also be accompanied by amazing original video and brand new animation. “The Total and perfect illusion” Québec Journal

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

NHS Grampian Hospitals’ Christmas Carol Concert supports CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. The charity provides clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. Today, 10 children and young people in the UK will hear the shocking news that they have cancer; you can help us to help them over the festive period by supporting the Christmas Carol Concert.

7.30pm

8pm

1pm & 7pm

2.30pm

Tickets £TBC inc. bf

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Tickets £8.80 - £4.40 inc. bf

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Saturday 20 December

Sunday 21 December

Monday 23 February 2015

Wednesday 18 March 2015

One Night of Queen

Christmas with The Simon & Joan the Rat Pack: Garfunkel Story Armatrading

Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works

Live from Las Vegas

With this special festive version of the hit show we take the audience back to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Las Vegas in the late 1950s and early 60s where, in the company of three of the world’s most popular entertainers, the fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band, the audience will experience Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr & Dean Martin performing at the famous Sands hotel. “Christmas with the Rat Pack - still the coolest party in town”

Starting from their humble beginnings as 50’s Rock n Roll duo ‘Tom & Jerry’, The Simon and Garfunkel Story takes you through all the songs and stories that shaped them, the dramatic split, their individual solo careers and ending with a stunning recreation of the legendary 1981 Central Park reunion concert. Starring leading West End actor Dean Elliott as Paul Simon, this show also features a full cast of talented Actor/Musicians. Featuring all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, The Boxer, The Sound Of Silence and many more, this is a show not to be missed! “Authentic and exciting” The Stage

OVER HER 42 YEARS OF TOURING JOAN ARMATRADING HAS NEVER DONE A SOLO WORLD TOUR. As with every tour from this unique performer, you are guaranteed a fantastic mix of magical old favorites plus more recent compositions to fall in love with. Joan is as happy to play Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Me, Myself I, as the audience is to hear them. Joan has been successful in all musical genres, Pop, Blues, Folk, Reggae, and Jazz. Her audience are as loyal to her as she is faithful to them. This is a performance that must not be missed.

7.30pm

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7.30pm

★Tickets £21.45 inc. bf CR

★Tickets £28.50 - £26.50 inc. bf R

★Tickets £22 inc. bf CR

Tickets £33.55 inc. bf R

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

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MUSIC

MUSIC TOMORROW’S LEGENDS

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TWILIGHT SAD Monday 15 September

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Wednesday 15 April 2015

Friday 3 October

Mike + the Mechanics The hardest working band in the business? Very possibly. No sooner had Mike + The Mechanics finished their fantastic The Living Years 25th Anniversary Tour with a blow out gig at the Hammersmith Apollo in March than they embarked upon a whirlwind set of dates in Europe (from which they’ll take a brief sojourn to play the REWIND festival in Henley and Cheshire in August). And they’d barely embarked upon that miniodyssey before they were plotting their next big UK tour. Don’t deny yourself the chance to see Mike and the Mechanics in the flesh in 2015 (especially if you missed them in 2014) – they can’t keep this pace up for long.

Thursday 11 September

BIG COUNTRY Monday 3 November

Bringing you the next big bands and singers

RACHEL SERMANNI Tuesday 11 November

HUE & CRY

SCAN HERE FOR LISTINGS

7.30pm

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Friday 12 September

Saturday 13 September

Thursday 18 September

Elaine C Smith

Jon Richardson: Michael Palin

Danny Bhoy

Still standing...just!

Nidiot

Please untick this box

Elaine C Smith, His Majesty’s Theatre’s stellar panto star brings us her hugely successful one woman show. An hilarious mix of intelligent stand up, story telling and music. A great night out! One of Scotland’s finest entertainers, Smith is a great all round comedienne, actress writer, singer and general raconteur. She has all the swagger and confidence gained from a career spanning 30 years in theatre, television and film from starring roles in Naked Video (BBC), City Lights (BBC), Rab C Nesbitt (BBC) and her own TV series Elaine (BBC) to the recently award winning UK tours of Calendar Girls and the Susan Boyle musical I Dreamed a Dream. “Elaine C Smith is a National Treasure” The Herald

British Comedy Award 2013 Nominee Jon Richardson is checking his tyre pressures, hoovering his floor mats and putting an emergency packed lunch in the boot of his car, ready to hit the road again with a brand new tour Nidiot. The perennial singleton and misanthrope is determined to become a more easygoing person for the sake of his friends and his future health. Jon is best known as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He is massively in demand for television and radio appearances. His recent TV credits include Have I Got News For You (BBC ONE), Live At The Apollo (BBC ONE), and Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC TWO). “one of our most individual and interesting stand-ups” **** The Times

To celebrate the publication of his third volume of diaries, Travelling To Work, Michael Palin presents a brand new two-part stage show, looking back at twenty-five years of exploring the world and nearly fifty years in radio, television, books and films. The first half is a whistle-stop tour of the globe. Highlights and lowlights, adventures and cock-ups, all vividly illustrated with a special selection of photos and footage shot during the eight TV travel series that began with Around The World in Eighty Days. In the second half of the show, Michael takes a free-wheeling look back at the other side of his life - the love of comedy that took him from schoolboy in Sheffield to Python at the O2. Lots of memories, with one thing in common. A love of laughter.

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8pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

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Tickets £22.55 inc. bf R

Tickets £32.45 inc. bf

Tickets £17.60 inc. bf R

Danny Bhoy has become one of the most globally successful and prolific comics working in the world today. A natural gift for storytelling combined with a razorsharp wit makes him one of the most unique and exciting stand ups to emerge in recent years. He regularly sells-out tours across Australia, New Zealand and North America highlighting the diversity and international appeal of this well-travelled and hard-working young Scot. He has built up a massive global following on one of the most reliable social media platforms of them all - word of mouth. “One of the most sparkling wits in the world” The Montreal Gazette

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Monday 29 & Tuesday 30 September

Friday 3 October

Saturday 11 October

Thursday 16 October

Ross Noble

Jason Byrne

Fascinating Aida Charm Offensive

Billy Connolly

Tangentleman

You Name the Show

Following 14 sell-out tours, the king of improvisational comedy is back with another mind-blowing UK tour. Ross Noble will be showcasing his talent in brand new UK show, Tangentleman. With an on-stage presence like no other, his exuberance, spontaneity and cerebral style have established him as one of Britain’s bestloved comedians. The master surrealist uses an infinite imagination and plenty of tomfoolery, which is sure to have audiences in fits of laughter. “The wizard-haired Geordie remains in full possession of his nimble-witted, slacker minded impro skills. One of comedy’s greatest marvels” Domenic Cavendish Daily Telegraph

“Its January and I’m asked as I’m asked each year “what’s the name of your show Jason?” I ask do you mean the one that will be on in August and by the time I get there my show content will have changed at least 546 times? Yes they say. So I’ve asking the audiences to name the show, and that’s exactly what they’ll do over the course of the year, the best name will win £500, there will be a leader board on stage each night and by the end of the tour my show will have a name, thanks to you lot.” As featured on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Show (ITV). Sony Radio Gold Award winning The Jason Byrne Show (Radio 2) and Father Figure (BBC1) of which he is the creator and star.

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8pm

7.30pm

Tickets £33 - £30.80 inc. bf

Tickets £27.50 inc. bf R

Tickets £20.35 inc. bf R

Tickets £23.10 inc. bf R

Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, voted best comedian of all time by the UK’s Channel 4, and included as one of the Huffington Post’s favourite UK comedians. Billy Connolly is a stand-up comedian, actor, musician, TV presenter and artist. He became a professional performer in 1962, forming “The Humblebums” band with Gerry Rafferty, before pursuing a solo career as a comedian. Aside from starring in numerous films and TV series, Billy has toured worldwide continuously for the last 50 years. Billy was awarded a CBE in 2003, was given the Freedom of the City of Glasgow in 2010, and was named Britain’s most influential stand-up comic in 2012.

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Following a sold-out 2013 tour, three Olivier Award nominations and over 10 million YouTube hits for Cheap Flights (their infamous anthem to budget air travel), Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman continue to celebrate over 30 years of Fascinating Aïda with their terrific new show Charm Offensive. Expect topical new songs hot off the press, plus some outrageous old favourites, as Fascinating Aïda continue to grow old disgracefully! “Cabaret Heaven.” ★★★★ Metro “Outrageous... seductive.”★★★★ The Guardian

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Friday 14 & Saturday 15 November

Saturday 24 January 2015

Dave Gorman

ROBERT C KELLY BY ARRANGEMENT WITH CRAIG RYDER PRESENTS GAIL PORTER IN

Omid Djalili

gets straight to the point* (*the powerpoint) The wonderfully innovative comedy mind behind Modern Life Is Goodish (Dave TV), Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure is back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual storytelling as Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point*... (*The PowerPoint). Yes. That’s right. It’s a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you’re thinking. But don’t worry… as this all-new show follows the phenomenal success of his critically-acclaimed UK Tour, Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint Presentation, we think you’re in pretty safe (and funny) hands. You won’t need to take notes and you almost certainly won’t be tested on it later.

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BY CRAIG RYDER AND THE ORIGINAL WHINGEING WOMEN

Grumpy Old Women meets Mums the Word meets The Vagina Monologues meets Calendar Girls and even 50 Shades in this hilarious new production. Whingeing Women is a no-holds-barred exposé of the modern British woman - with frank, funny, moving and risqué commentaries on their trials, tribulations and taboos about life, love, death and even sex. Real women, real stories, and real laughter - this celebration of womanhood proves that laughter really is the best medicine, and is also the perfect girls’ night out. Four inspirational women take to the stage to share the best (and the worst) stories that come from being blessed with XX chromosomes! Starring Gail Porter, with further names to be announced.

He’s back on tour with a new show, following a sell-out four week West-End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival. A firm favourite with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include; Time Out Award and EMMA Award for Best Stand Up and nominated for the South Bank Award. Omid was the winner of the “Best Actor” Award for his lead performance in The Infidel at the Turin Film Festival (won the previous year by Bill Murray). The Infidel also picked up a Loaded LAFTA award for “Funniest film” and Omid was short listed for “Peter Sellers Award” at the ‘London Evening Standard British Film Awards’.

8pm

Fri & Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

8pm

Tickets £23.10 inc. bf R

★Tickets £23 - £15 inc. bf CGR

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Milton Jones

and The Temple of Daft Yes him with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4. An evening in the company of an idiot. Or is he? Yes he is. Only come if you like jokes though. If not you’ll be cross. “Absurdist one-line masterpieces” The Times “He’s fast absurd and very funny” Radio Times “The best one-liner merchant in british comedy” Chortle “No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride” The Guardian

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Thursday 16 October

PAUL FOOT Wednesday 22 October

MARK WATSON Friday 28 November

KATHERINE RYAN

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

COMEDY/ SPOKEN WORD

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Tuesday 25 November

Knightmare Live Level 2

Paul Hollywood Live - Get Your Bake On

Welcome, watchers of illusion to Level 2. Following last year’s sell-out Edinburgh run and national tour, Knightmare Live returns with more adventure, characters, puzzles and monsters in this critically acclaimed stage adaption of the cult TV classic. Each day one member of the public will be guided by two guest comedians through Treguard’s dungeon but will they succeed in their quest, or fall foul to one of Lord Fear’s schemes? “Never misses a beat” (Independent). “A nostalgic dream come true” (Time Out). “Expect at least 40% more danger” (Lord Fear).

Join the artisan baker for an evening of fun, stories, demos and audience participation. TV’s baking star Paul Hollywood brings his first ever live show to the UK in 2014. With 23 dates across the country, Paul Hollywood Live - Get Your Bake On! sees Paul take to the stage for an evening of baking, comedy and fun. Get Your Bake On will see Paul demonstrate recipes, reveal some of the secrets of being a TV chef and take the audience on a journey through his life in baking. The show will culminate with four lucky randomly chosen audience members coming on stage to bake with Paul.

8pm

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8pm

Tickets £27.50 inc. bf R

★Tickets £18.70 inc. bf CR

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CREATIVE LEARNING

APA Youth Theatre ★ EXPLORATION ★ IMAGINATION ★ CREATION Our creative learning work inspires, it educates and it engages people, young and old, connoisseurs and new-bees. We want to pass on our love of the arts and discover and develop everyone’s in-built creativity. Check out our weekly classes and our programme of workshops, masterclasses, talks and tours designed to encourage exploration and learning.

Come and create a spark with APA

Our youth theatre programme develops theatrical skills and performance techniques, but also wider benefits like improved confidence and social skills. It allows young people the opportunity to explore the world around them, have a voice and to follow their dreams.

APA PLAY (Primary 1 – 3) Saturday mornings – Creating a spark of fun by introducing children to the world of theatre through fun and engaging games and stories.

APA CREATE (Primary 4 – 7) Saturday mornings – Creating a spark of confidence by developing acting skills and a love for the performing arts!

JUNIOR YOUTH THEATRE (Secondary 1 and 2) Thursday evenings – a spark of creativity by developing theatre making skills through creating short plays and performances. INTERMEDIATE YOUTH THEATRE (Secondary 3 and 4) Wednesday evenings – Creating a spark of understanding by honing performance skills and learning how to stage a production. SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE (Secondary 5 and 6) Tuesday evenings – Igniting the sparks by challenging skills, learning how to work with scripts and producing high quality theatre performances.

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Starting from an early age, we believe that music can play a huge role in our lives – for enjoyment, for stimulation, for creativity, for learning. Our youth music programme offers a world of opportunity to hone skills, create with others, and learn from the best.

TEENY TINY TUNES (3-5 years) Creating the first spark through a fun, colourful and interactive musical storytelling experience for wee ones.

APA JUNIOR GLEE (Primary 4 – 7) Creating a spark of style – pick a song you love, decide who sings what, add a harmony of two and perform it with style.

APA SENIOR GLEE (Secondary 1 – 6) Creating a spark of harmony by learning complex arranging skills, developing great musicianship, and a slick and professional performance style.

CREATIVE MUSIC INDUSTRIES (Secondary 3 – aged 19) Creating a spark of initiative in young singers, songwriters and bands. Write a song, record it, release it on iTunes and play a gig at The Lemon Tree – with the help of some top musicians.

Tours of His Majesty’s Theatre

CREATIVE LEARNING

APA Youth Music

Explore the magic of His Majesty’s Theatre and get an insight into its 107-year-old history and inner workings. Public Tours run on most Saturday mornings and last an hour and 15 minutes. Tickets cost £5 and £3 concession with funds going to the creative learning programme - tickets available from Box Office 01224 641122. Mid-week tours for groups can also be arranged according to production schedule. For information please contact the Creative Learning Team.

JOIN IN! Find out about our classes, about our workshop programme, how our programme can help you achieve Arts Award accreditation or any other query about creative learning email

creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com or call 01224 337664.

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Show

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1 Sep 2 Sep 3 Sep 4 Sep

Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven Shang-a-lang Shang-a-lang Shang-a-lang Shang-a-lang Jon Richardson Shang-a-lang Michael Palin Dougie MacLean Trio Annie Get Your Gun Annie Get Your Gun Annie Get Your Gun Danny Bhoy

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19 Sep Annie Get Your Gun Ceilidh - Clachan Yell 20 Sep Annie Get Your Gun Saturday Night at the Auld Meal Mill 21 Sep Kate Rusby 23 Sep Top Hat 24 Sep Top Hat Culture Cafe Don Paterson 25 Sep Dinosaur Zoo Live Top Hat 26 Sep Dinosaur Zoo Live Top Hat BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 27 Sep Dinosaur Zoo Live Top Hat 28 Sep Dinosaur Zoo Live 29 Sep Billy Connolly 30 Sep Top Hat Billy Connolly

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OCTOBER Date

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Top Hat Top Hat Royal Scottish National Orchestra 3 Oct Top Hat Ross Noble 4 Oct Top Hat 10cc 7 Oct Scottish Ballet The Crucible & Ten Poems The Ultimate Eagles 8 Oct Scottish Ballet The Crucible & Ten Poems The Drifters 10 Oct Knightmare Live 11 Oct Great Big Dance Show Jason Byrne 13 Oct One Man, Two Guvnors 14 Oct One Man, Two Guvnors

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15 Oct One Man, Two Guvnors HMT Culture Cafe Adam Walker MH 16 Oct One Man, Two Guvnors HMT Fascinating Aida MH 17 Oct One Man, Two Guvnors HMT Ceilidh - The New Distillery MH Ceilidh Band 18 Oct One Man, Two Guvnors HMT Northern Arc – The Chair MH 19 Oct Buddy Holly A Legend Reborn MH 20 Oct Black Coffee HMT 21 Oct Black Coffee HMT Mogwai MH 22 Oct Black Coffee HMT Maximum Rhythm and Blues The Manfreds MH 23 Oct Black Coffee HMT 24 Oct Black Coffee HMT Orchestre D’Auvergne & Red Note Ensemble MH

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25 Oct Black Coffee Scottish Ensemble 28 Oct Mark Morris Dance Group 29 Oct Shane Filan 30 Oct La Cenerentola 31 Oct Ceilidh - Danse McCabre

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La Cenerentola Dave Gorman Rock of Ages Rock of Ages Rock of Ages Rock of Ages Rock of Ages Patsy Cline

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AT A GLANCE 21 Nov Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott 22 Nov Barnum 23 Nov Aberdeen Sinfonietta 25 Nov Paul Hollywood 26 Nov Aberdeen Singing Chorus 27 Nov Dancing in the Streets 28 Nov Steven Osborne 29 Nov Beauty & the Beast Scottish Chamber Orchestra 30 Nov Beauty & the Beast Deacon Blue

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5 Dec Beauty & the Beast Ceilidh - Clachan Yell 6 Dec Beauty & the Beast Red Hot Chilli Pipers 7 Dec Beauty & the Beast 9 Dec Beauty & the Beast 10 Dec Beauty & the Beast 11 Dec Beauty & the Beast Culture Cafe - Ian Watt 12 Dec Beauty & the Beast Ceilidh - Danse McCabre 13 Dec Beauty & the Beast 14 Dec Beauty & the Beast CLICSargent Carol Concert 16 Dec Beauty & the Beast Aberdeen Choral Society 17 Dec Beauty & the Beast 18 Dec Beauty & the Beast Royal Scottish National Orchestra

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STAGE

Opening times

UPPER CIRCLE DRESS CIRCLE

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.

BALCONY

The Music Hall is open from 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and for evening performances, opens about 45 minutes before the show starts.

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Opening times HMT is open from 9.30am Monday to Saturday and on Sundays we open if there is a performance on, please check productions for details.

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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

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

Public transport

His Majesty’s Theatre

Parking and wheelchair access

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

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.

Sound enhancement

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Music Hall

Parking and wheelchair access

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.

Deaf alerter 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.

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

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Ticket information

Thank you for your support If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it... Your support is vital to deliver our ambitious vision for the future.

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.

Groups & schools welcome

£

£ OFF SCHOOLS OFFER GROUPS 8+

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

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£ OFF

Concessions

If you are a student, under 16, over 60, disabled or companion, job seeking or a Young Scot you may be entitled to reduced price tickets – remember to ask. Standby tickets are subject to availability at £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 Where booking fees apply they are shown as inc. bf and are included in the ticket price.

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

Thanks to these companies for support during the redevelopment of HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE: Prime Sponsor Aberdeen Solicitors’ Property Centre Major Sponsor Shell U.K. Limited

Major Sponsor The Press and Journal

Key Sponsor Qdos

Key Sponsor Rizza’s of Huntly

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.

Honorary friend Robertson Construction Eastern Ltd Honorary friend ExxonMobil

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

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

Photograph: Scottish Ensemble, Peter Dibdin

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