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Autumn 2017


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

NEW SEASON PRIORITY BOOKING APA Friends booking from

THURSDAY 27 JULY

General Booking from

TUESDAY 1 AUGUST

The following shows will go onsale on the above dates: Sunshine On Leith Jersey Boys The Kite Runner Rambert Ghost Dances and other works Funbox The Fantastic Factory Teletubbies The Johnny Cash Roadshow Whitney Queen Of The Night 2

As the nights are starting to draw in we are excited to bring you a variety of first class shows for our next season from the National Theatre’s thrilling production of Hedda Gabler to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s show stopping Sunset Boulevard. Music fans will be excited to see that True North is back with headline gigs from Public Service Broadcasting, Wild Beasts and Arab Strap with Start To End bringing Fleetwood Mac’s iconic album Rumours to His Majesty’s Theatre. Take a look through our latest brochure to keep up to date on the upcoming productions coming to His Majesty’s Theatre, The Lemon Tree and our Music Hall Stepping Out Programme.

MUSICALS

OPERA

| Grease | Shrek | Hairspray | Crazy For You |

| La traviata | Eugene Onegin |

Dust off your leather jackets and poodle skirts as The Wanted’s Tom Parker is the one that you want in the feel good musical, Grease.

Step back to 1880s Paris where Violetta and Alfredo have entered into a doomed love affair in La Traviata.

DRAMA

ORCHESTRAS

| Jane Eyre | The Steamie | After 30 years the Steamie is back and ready to bring hilarity to audiences.

CULTURE CAFÉ | Louise Welsh | Bernard MacLaverty | Fancy doing something different in your lunch hour why not visit Belmont Filmhouse to hear Louis Welsh and Bernard MacLaverty talk about their award winning books.

DANCE | Rip It Up | The Nutcracker | Rambert Can’t wait for Strictly Come Dancing to come back? Well we have just the show to help you with the wait, Strictly’s Natasha Lowe is strutting onto HMT stage with two Strictly champions Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith in Rip It Up.

FAMILY

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

MUSIC | Elaine Paige | The Johnny Cash Roadshow | | Whitney Queen Of The Night | The first lady of musical theatre Elaine Paige is set to bring a selection of her famous musical numbers to His Majesties Stage, one not to miss for any musical theatre fans.

COMEDY / SPOKEN WORD | David Baddiel | Milton Jones | Stewart Lee | We have an array of Britain’s favourite comedians set to bring some hilarity to Aberdeen audiences. Aberdeen Performing Arts is core funded by

| Funbox Underwater Adventure | The Gruffalo’s Child | | Aladdin | Get ready to hop upon the magic carpet for a thrilling ride into panto land, Aladdin is everything you wished for in a panto.

And much more! Take a look and book now!

Cover image: The Kite Runner, page 22


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

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

Contents Music Hall Transformation 4 Musical 6 Something Different 17 Drama 18 A Play, a Pie and a Pint 23 Granite Noir 24 New Voices 26 Culture CafĂŠ 28 Music Hall Take a Seat 29 Dance 30 Family 34 Opera 38 Classical 40 True North 44 Music 46 Northern Arc 47 Comedy & Spoken Word 48 HMT Seating Plan 51 Ticketing/venue info 52 At a Glance Guide 54

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NEW TO SE

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

Image: Beautiful (West End cast), page 10.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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

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

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

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STEPPING OUT

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

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

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

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

For more information visit aberdeenperformingarts.com/musichall

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

Prime sponsor

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NEW TO SEASON

HMT

Wednesday 23 - Saturday 26 August THE LYRIC PRESENTS

Anything Goes Hot on the heels of the success of their most recent production at HMT, Made In Dagenham, The Lyric are back to celebrate their 65th Anniversary with a spectacular Cole Porter classic. Anything Goes tells the story of the hilarious antics on an ocean liner on its way from New York to London and the lives and loves of the characters onboard. With well-known Porter standards such as You’re The Top, I Get A Kick Out Of You and of course Anything Goes, this muchloved musical is sure to get your toes tapping. So come along and join The Lyric, to celebrate their special birthday in style as they cast off and set sail on a voyage of fantastic music and song!

Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £32.50 - £26.50 inc. bf R HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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MUSICAL

HMT Tuesday 19 September Saturday 14 October

MAMMA MIA!

Join the ultimate feel-good party at MAMMA MIA!, the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical! Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget. This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now the party comes to Aberdeen Performing Arts for the first time, so there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical. Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!

HHHHH “ABBA-solutely fantastic!”Birmingham What’s On HHHHH “The sunniest of all musicals”Sunday Express Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £54.50 - £24.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £64.50 - £59.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £8 off opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 7 October 2.30pm, £ OFF GROUPS 40+ (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 5 October 7.30pm.

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MUSICAL

HMT Monday 6 - Saturday 11 November

Sunset Boulevard

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning masterpiece Sunset Boulevard, stars Ria Jones, who received standing ovations every night when performing the role at the London Coliseum, as Norma Desmond and Strictly Come Dancing’s Danny Mac as Joe Gillis. One of the all-time great musicals, Sunset Boulevard is a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder’s legendary film, with Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s wonderful book and lyrics. In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world and is seduced by her and her luxurious lifestyle. Joe becomes trapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free, with dramatic consequences. With its much-loved score (including Sunset Boulevard, With One Look, The Greatest Star Of All and The Perfect Year) performed with full orchestra, this “MAJESTIC, MESMERIZING AND TEASINGLY SEDUCTIVE!” (The Evening Standard) production promises to be a spectacular evening. Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £49 - £19 inc. bf R Premium seats £56 - £48 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances (excl Fri/Sat)

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 11 November 2.30pm, £ OFF GROUPS 40+ (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 9 November 7.30pm.

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MUSICAL

HMT Monday 13 - Saturday 18 November

Grease

He’s the one that you WANT!! Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band THE WANTED, is to star in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny in Grease, the No.1 greatest musical! Also starring Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and EastEnders’ & Strictly Come Dancing’s Louisa Lytton as Rizzo, this original, electrifying West End production lights up His Majesty’s Theatre for just one week only! It’s time to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobbysocks and come along to the biggest party in Aberdeen as Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again. It’s the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more. So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

“The No.1 greatest musical!” 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4 Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri/Sat 5pm & 8.30pm

Tickets £45 - £15 inc. bf R Premium seats £53 - £43 inc. bf HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off all other performances

DISCOUNTS

ACCESS

Audio described & captioned: Sat 18 November 5pm, £ OFF GROUPS 40+ (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 16 November 7.30pm.

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MUSICAL

HMT Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 January 2018

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

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

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

(excl. Fri & Sat)

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

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Photo: West End cast


MUSICAL

HMT Wednesday 28 February Sunday 11 March 2018

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

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

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

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 10 March 2018 2.30pm.

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MUSICAL

HMT Monday 19 - Saturday 24 March 2018

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

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

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

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MUSICAL

HMT Tuesday 27 - Saturday 31 March 2018

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

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

Tickets £50 - £24 inc. bf R Premium seats £59 - £55 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening two shows £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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

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NEW TO SEASON

Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 May 2018

Monday 21 - Saturday 26 May 2018

Legally Blonde The Musical

Fat Friends - The Musical

OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to HMT! Starring Rita Simons (BBC’s EastEnders) as Paulette Bonafonte, Lucie Jones (Eurovision Song Contest, Legally Blonde, Rent, X Factor) as Elle Woods, and Bill Ward (Emmerdale, Coronation Street) as Professor Callahan. The smash hit Broadway and West End Musical based on the best loved movie follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III for a more serious girlfriend she puts down the credit cards and picks up the books. Packing up her trusty pooch, Bruiser, she bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back. With the support of her new friends she learns that you can be both smart and fashionable. This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is a fun-filled, feel-good pink fest, so bend and snap up your tickets today!

The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor (creator of Band of Gold, The Syndicate and In The Club) is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber. Join the infamous group of T.V’s most loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch of Super Slimmers by the lovelorn Lauren whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting in to the wedding dress of her dreams. Packed full of warmth, life and weight loss this new stage show reunites our favourite foodie friends in an eagerly anticipated musical brimming with hope, humour and heart. With a star cast including West End favourite Jodie Prenger, Scottish legend Elaine C Smith and TV star of Emmerdale and The Royal, Natalie Anderson. Fat Friends The Musical is a feel-good night out for every body and is set to be a HUGE hit!

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

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

Tickets £44.50 - £22.50 inc. bf Premium seats £52.50 - £43.50 inc. bf CGSR STUDENT STANDBY HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £5 off Thu Matinee £2 off all other performances*

Tickets £48.50 - £19.50 inc. bf Premium seats £57.50 - £47.50 inc. bf CGSR HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances

*(excl. Fri & Sat)

STUDENT STANDBY

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MUSICAL

SUNSHINE ONLEITH

FEATURING THE SONGS OF

THE PROCLAIMERS A MUSICAL

WRITTEN BY STEPHEN GREENHORN

HMT

NEW TO SEASON

HMT

Tuesday 29 May - Saturday 2 June 2018

Monday 4 - Saturday 9 June 2018

Sunshine on Leith

Flashdance - The Musical

Following on from it’s sensational tour in 2010, Sunshine on Leith is making a spectacular return to His Majesty’s Theatre in Spring 2018. Follow the highs and lows of Ally and his friend Davy as they return home to Leith from the army. Families, friendships and life are not plain sailing in this funny and moving story about love and life. The Proclaimers have had huge success across the globe with hits such as I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) and Letter From America. With such stunning songs this energetic piece of musical theatre is loved by audiences and critics alike. This is set to be the musical event of the season so whatever you do, don’t miss it!

Dance like you’ve never danced before! Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream. Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hits Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the sensational title track Flashdance... What a Feeling. Produced by the award winning team at Selladoor Productions - producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors, Matthew Cundy – producer of Footwloose and Murder Ballad, and Runaway Entertainment – producers of In The Heights, Guys and Dolls and Lazarus, Flashdance - The Musical is not to be missed! Age guidance: 11+

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

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

Tickets £39.50 - £19.50 inc. bf Premium seats £48.50 - £43.50 inc. bf CGSR HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off all other performances

STUDENT STANDBY

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

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HMT

NEW TO SEASON

NEW TO SEASON

Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 June 2018

Tuesday 14 - Saturday 25 August 2018

Son of a Preacher Man

Jersey Boys

Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them...

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

Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging Soho joint where the kids used to dance the night away and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts. Only, that was a long time ago and all that remains are the memories, the stories and the myths. Until now, that is, as three random strangers, generations apart but all in need of help with their hopeless love lives, are inexplicably drawn to the site of the original venue. Directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood and featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally-renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written. So you know just what to do with yourself – book your tickets now!

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

Tickets £44.50 - £22.50 inc. bf Premium seats £52.50 - £43.50 inc. bf CGSR HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances

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HHHHH “The musical event of the year”Sale and Altrincham Messenger Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

STUDENT STANDBY

*(excl. Fri & Sat)

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

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TOGETHER! MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE PART OF THE EXCITEMENT AT LIVE SHOWS AND GIGS!

HMT

NEW TO SEASON

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

It’s better when you go

Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 June 2018 FLYING PIG PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DRAMA

HMT Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 August

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to Aberdeen in August. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including ‘Best Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®winning director Marianne Elliott. Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under the suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world.

HHHHH “Magical and Moving.”Daily Mail Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm & Sat 2.30pm

NATIONAL THEATRE MULTI-BUY OFFERS

SAVE UP TO £10* PER TICKET

Tickets £32 - £13 inc. bf R Family ticket £4 off per ticket Premium seats £37 - £33 inc. bf HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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

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DRAMA

HMT Monday 28 August Saturday 2 September

Jane Eyre Following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre, Jane Eyre will be coming to His Majesty’s Theatre in August 2017. This innovative re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and is directed by Sally Cookson. The classic story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

HHHHH  “Theatre at its most imaginative” Daily Mail HHHHH “A fearless and unmissable whirlwind of a show” The Herald Mon - Sat 7pm, Thu & Sat 2pm

NATIONAL THEATRE MULTI-BUY OFFERS

SAVE UP TO £10 Tickets £31.50 - £12.50 inc. bf R PER TICKET Family ticket £4 off per ticket HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £2 off all other performances *

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 2 September 2pm, (preceded by Touch Tour). Signed Thu 31 August 7pm.

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HMT Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 September

The Steamie Come and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Scotland’s most loved play! It’s Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells. Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year – with a little help from the not so handy Andy. First performed in May 1987, The Steamie has delighted and entertained audiences all over the world. Writer Tony Roper directs this new 30th anniversary touring production starring Libby McArthur, Mary McCusker, Steven McNicoll, Carmen Pieraccini and Fiona Wood. Get your tickets now before it sells out!

“The play has a kind of hilarious perfection”The Scotsman “It’s impossible not to adore every rose-tinted minute” Daily Mail Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £30 - £20 inc. bf R Premium seats £35 - £30 inc. bf HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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

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DRAMA

HMT Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 November

Hedda Gabler “I’ve no talent for life.” Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. This acclaimed new production of Ibsen’s masterpiece Hedda Gabler comes to His Majesty’s Theatre following a sold out run at the National Theatre. Adapted by Olivier Award-winning playwright Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winner Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge), who made his National Theatre debut with this bold and modern new production. Lizzy Watts plays the title role of the free-spirited Hedda Gabler, one of the greatest dramatic parts in theatre and regarded as the female Hamlet.

HHHH “A ferocious production”Sunday Times Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

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YOUTH HMT

NEW TO SEASON

Tuesday 15 - Saturday 19 May 2018 “There is a way to be good again” Direct from the West End, this haunting tale of friendship follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Based on the bestselling novel, The Kite Runner begins in Afghanistan, a divided country on the verge of war where two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither boy can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.

HHHHH “The best page-to-stage show since War Horse…. a spellbinding production”The Stage HHHH“An Afghan epic to remember”Libby Purves

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

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

Engaging and inspiring young people to participate in theatre

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

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

The Kite Runner

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

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


DRAMA

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

Aberdeen Performing Arts and Oran Mor present

A Play, A Pie and A Pint does what it says on the tin. Join us after work for a tasty bite, tipple and top new theatre from some of the country’s best talent.

Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 September

Witches of West Fife

Tue-Fri 6pm, Thu & Sat 1pm

by Jane Livingstone

Tuesday 31 October - Saturday 4 November

From the Air

Tue-Fri 6pm, Thu & Sat 1pm

by Anita Vetesse

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))

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Poisoned Cocktail Party

S U N D AY 2 6 N O V E M B E R 6 P M 1 9 0 6 R E S TA U R A N T AT H M T • £ 2 5 Join us to celebrate the launch of Granite Noir 2018 at our not to be missed Poisoned Cocktail Party. Under the expert guidance of Dr Kathryn Harkup, author of A is for Arsenic, we’ll unveil the festival programme and treat you to three specially concocted cocktails, all prepared using some of Agatha Christie’s favourite poisons. Our very own Granite Noir cocktail features on the menu and nonalcoholic versions will be available

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· Discounts · Booking the best seats · Getting news and updates first · Entry into prize draws · Exclusive discounts at 1906 Restaurant at HMT · Invites to Friends only events · Contact with our dedicated Membership Coordinator · And much more… Our membership scheme helps us bring the biggest names to Aberdeen, produce and tour our own work, curate festivals, developing our iconic venues and nurture local talent. Become an APA Friend now…you get more, we all get more!

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

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:NEW VOICES: :NEW TALENT: :NEW THEATRE: Tuesday 26 September 7.30pm,

Tickets £5.50

Come to Where I’m From

Since 2010 writers from across the UK have returned to their home towns to pen plays about the places that shaped them. At theatres from Bristol to Belfast, Cardiff to Coventry and Nottingham to Newcastle, these plays have been performed by the playwrights themselves, coming home to tell their tale. Now Come To Where I’m From visits Aberdeen to invite four of the Granite City’s finest playwrights – Lesley Hart, Neil Cargil, Morna Young and Shane Strachen - to join this celebrated nationwide project by performing their own short plays about their home. 130 previous Come To Where I’m From plays are available in audio form, for free, on the App Store.

“A reminder of the enormous tug that place has on us all.” The Guardian

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Our current New Voices programme focuses on a sense of place as we partner with Paines Plough, to present Come To Where I’m From - four new short plays set against the backdrop of the Northeast. Our famous Scratch Nights go from strength to strength and this time we’re calling for new work inspired by the theme trick or treat. Through our new producing umbrella – Freshly Squeezed Productions – we’ve teamed up with Ross Mackay and The Uncertainty Principle to create a brand new show for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Velvet Evening Séance. A young Victorian medium accused of a terrible crime plunges into the depths of his own conscience in a tale where death is only the beginning.

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SCRATCH NIGHTS

Tickets £5.50

We’ve expanded our Scratch Nights to include music, comedy and spoken word, as well as new short scripts. We are still seeking submissions for short scripts as normal, but if you are starting out as a musician, finding your voice in spoken word or seeking your first comedy slot, please get in touch.

Tuesday 24 October

7.30pm

Trick or Treat Scratch Night Join us if you dare for a night of new work themed around trick or treat. We’re looking for new scripts, new music and spoken word that delves into the realms of the unexplained, the unknown and the most haunted. Expect an evening of high jinks, things that go bump in the night and scare you the most. Script submissions to our Scratch Nights are open to anyone. Scripts must be no longer than ten minutes and written for between one and three characters. If you are a spoken word artist or up and coming comedian, please submit samples of the work you are interested in performing. Deadline for submissions: Trick or Treat Scratch Night Mon 2 October 5pm

For more information, or to submit a script, contact Kirsty.Bailey@aberdeenperformingarts.com


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Sat 30 September

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ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS MORE LITERARY LUNCHTIME TREATS

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

Wednesday 6 September

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1.30pm

Wednesday 8 November

1.30pm

Louise Welsh

Bernard MacLaverty

Louise Welsh is an award-winning novelist, renowned for her exquisitely-crafted psychological thrillers, from her first book, The Cutting Room to her most recent, A Lovely Way to Burn. Awards include the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award, the John Creasey Memorial Dagger and the Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Award. She has written libretti for Scottish Opera - Ghost Patrol and The Devil Inside, as well as a number of plays for stage. She is currently Professor in Creative Writing at Glasgow University and she is a relaxed and entertaining reader of her own work.

Bernard MacLaverty is a renowned and much loved novelist and short story writer, born in Ireland but living in Glasgow for many years. (His connection with Aberdeen is also strong - he was the University’s Writer-in-Residence in the 1980s). His short stories have been compared to those of Chekhov and his novels include Cal and Lamb, both of which have been made into successful films. This year he publishes his first new novel in 16 years, Midwinter Break. It has been favourably received by the likes of Colm Toibin and Richard Ford and is already being hailed as a masterpiece.

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A special chance to name a seat in the newly restored Music Hall Auditorium

Take a Seat! For an unusual present and a lasting memory, a named seat in the newly restored Music Hall auditorium makes a perfect gift. It’s a very personal way of showing support whether in your own name, in memory of a loved one, a gift for someone special in your life or an homage to someone who has inspired you. If you would like to name a seat please get in touch by calling 01224 337640 or emailing takeaseat@aberdeenperformingarts.com Thanks to our supporters, ambassadors, funders and investors who share our vision.

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DANCE

Have you always wanted to see behind the scenes? Then join us for a tour of His Majesty’s Theatre HMT tours run for approximately one hour fifteen minutes on selected Saturdays and involve stairs. Please contact 01224 641122 to book onto a scheduled tour, and let us know if you have any special access requirements. For groups, please email tours@aberdeenperformingarts.com to arrange a visit. Meet at His Majesty’s Theatre box office at 10.30am, with tours finishing at 12 noon. For school tours, please contact creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com 20 places available per tour. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Cheers! Want to beat the queue? Remember to pre-order your interval drink with our bar team before the show starts. Place your order, pre-pay and your drinks will be waiting for you at the interval.

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HMT

NEW TO SEASON

Monday 4 September

Rip it Up Dancing Through the 50’s TWO STRICTLY CHAMPIONS TOGETHER WITH ONE STRICTLY PROFESSIONAL Live on stage with BBC Radio Two’s Leo Green with musicians, dancers and singers Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith will swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the greatest decade of music! The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and the shattering world of rock ’n’ roll. Includes: Smile, Mona Lisa, Cry, Unforgettable, When I Fall In Love, One For My Baby, Wonderful World, Mambo Italiano, Fly Me To The Moon, Young & Foolish, My Baby Just Cares, That’ll Be The Day, Summertime Blues, Only You, The Great Pretender, Fools fall In Love, You Send Me, Hound Dog, Bye Bye Love, C’Mon Everybody, I Only Have Eyes For You. “If you loved Dreamboats & Petticoats, That’ll Be The Day, with a little twist of Strictly then this is the show for you!” The Greatest Songs from The Greatest Decade! 7.30pm

Tickets £39 - £23.50 inc. bf Premium seats £79 inc. bf R HAPA Friends £2 off top price (excludes Premium tickets)


Tuesday 24 - Wednesday 25 October SCOTTISH BALLET AUTUMN SEASON 2017

TALK BALLET Tue 24 October 6.30pm Contact Box Office to book

Stravinsky

Experience the bold, sensual power of Igor Stravinsky’s scores, performed by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

DANCE

HMT

Tue 24 October 10 minutes after the performance finishes. No booking required.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Maiden, The Fairy’s Kiss was first brought to the stage by renowned Scottish choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan, adding a dark edge to an already unsettling tale. Now, 25 years after MacMillan’s death, it is recreated with stunning new sets and costumes. The Rite of Spring was widely acclaimed following its 2013 performance at the Edinburgh International Festival. Feel the raw energy of the score – and the anguish of moral conflict, brought to an end through violent sacrifice.

HHHHH “Demands your attention”The Scotsman Scottishballet.co.uk

Tue & Wed 7.30pm

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The restaging of The Fairy’s Kiss is generously supported by The Linbury Trust. scottishballet.co.uk

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STAGE SECRETS Sat 20 January 2018 11am

HMT Wednesday 17 - Saturday 20 January 2018 SCOTTISH BALLET

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

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

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

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Audio described & captioned: Sat 20 January 2018 2.30pm.

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

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


Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 February 2018

Rambert Ghost Dances and other works

DANCE

NEW TO SEASON

HMT

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

Thu - Sat 7.30pm

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

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HMT

HMT

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 August

Thursday 19 - Saturday 21 October

Funbox Underwater Adventure

The Gruffalo’s Child

Anchors away with Anya, Gary and Kevin (formerly the stars of The Singing Kettle) for their all new show for 2017 - Underwater Adventure. There’s somefin fishy going on in their latest singalong tail - the FUNBOX is locked and the gang will have to cause a splash because their magical keys are all tucked up in the sea bed. Can they find them all in time? Fluffy and Flossie the Funsters will be diving in to lend a hand and of course everyone’s favourite salty sea dog; Bonzo will be joining the aquatic action. Packed with familiar favourites like My Father Went To Sea, Sea, Sea, The World Must Be Coming To An End and Hole At The Bottom Of The Sea as well as brand new songs, Underwater Adventure is the perfect swimalong singalong treat for kids of all ages - from nought to ninety!

The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood... One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he? Tall Stories returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation for ages 3 and up. The Gruffalo’s Child © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2004

“Perfect children’s entertainment” HHHH The Scotsman Thu 1.30pm, Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm, Sat 10.30am & 1.30pm

12pm & 3pm

Tickets £16 inc. bf GR Family ticket £54 inc. bf R

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

Tickets £15.50 inc. bf GR Families/Groups £13 per ticket inc. bf R

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


TINY TOTS

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

Mini Maestros is a fun and interactive session for small musicians in P1-3. We will learn about different musical genres, develop aural and motor skills through singing and rhythm games.

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

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

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

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

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FAMILY

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

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

DISCOUNTS £ OFF (on blue APA FRIENDS performances only)

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Tickets - Blue performances Seating Area

Adult

Family ticket*

Child

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

£26.00 £24.00 £88.00

Upper Circle (side)

£23.00 £21.00 £76.00

Upper Circle (rear)

£20.00 £18.00 £64.00

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

£122.00

2 x Upper (4 people)

£98.00

Tickets - Red & Gold performances Seating Area

Red

Gold

Dress Circle £31.50

£33.50

Front Stalls £31.50

£33.50

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

£28.00

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£25.00

£27.00

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£21.50

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

£132.00

£142.00

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


2 courses for £21.50 3 courses for £26.50 Kid’s festive menu from £10

THE IDEAL OPENING ACT See aberdeenperformingarts.com for our full menus and book your table on 01224 641122 (option 1) or email restauranthmt@aberdeenperformingarts.com

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Make a meal at 1906 one of your three wishes this Christmas

HMT

NEW TO SEASON

HMT

NEW TO SEASON

Sunday 14 January 2018

Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 April 2018

Funbox The Funtastic Factory

Teletubbies Live

Get ready for perfect presents, terrific toys and mechanical mayhem! The Funbox team are back with their brand new show The Funtastic Factory and are ready to make all your wishes come true! Gary, Anya and Kevin are busy at work in the Fun Factory making presents, gifts and goodies galore, but things aren’t quite going to plan. Fluffy, Flossie and Fairy Fran are along for the fun and everyone’s favourite dog, Bonzo is up to his usual mischief ! Packed with singalong favourites like The Animals went in 2 by 2 and The Hokey Cokey along with brand new songs, The Funtastic Factory is family fun not to be missed. Who knows, you might even get to help on stage!

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

12pm & 3pm

Tickets £17 inc. bf GR Family ticket £56 inc. bf R Early Bird ticket £13.50 inc. bf (If booked by 29 Sept 2017)

10am & 1pm

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

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OPERA

HMT

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Thursday 2 & Saturday 4 November SCOTTISH OPERA PRESENTS VERDI’S

La traviata

Passionate, flamboyant, gripping: Sir David McVicar’s La traviata has been in high demand worldwide since its Scottish Opera premiere in 2008. Set in the demi-monde of 1880s Paris, this stunning show is designed with sumptuous period style by Tanya McCallin. With his characteristic eye for detail, McVicar’s production gets to the core of Violetta and Alfredo’s doomed love affair – finding a heartbreakingly human story in the midst of a hedonistic world where both the rich and the wretched have their fun. Verdi’s magnificent score sweeps the characters through their every shifting mood – from the wildly dramatic to the most tender of moments. Russian-Dutch soprano Gulnara Shafigullina, recently Violetta at the Mariinsky, heads a cast of international talent also including multi-award-winning Dutch tenor Peter Gijsbertsen and British baritone Stephen Gadd. David Parry (Carmen 2016) conducts. Revival of the 2008 co-production with Welsh National Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu & Teatro Real, Madrid.

BOOK FOR BOTH LA TRAVIATA AND EUGENE ONEGIN

Thu & Sat 7.15pm

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La traviata Unwrapped AN HOUR-LONG TASTER Friday 3 November at 6pm Pre-show talk Saturday 4 November at 6pm

ACCESS Audio described: Sat 4 November, 7.15pm, (preceded by Touch Tour, 6pm)


OPERA

HMT

Sung in Russian with English supertitles

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

Eugene Onegin

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

Thu & Sat 7.15pm

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

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

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CLASSICAL

Pre-concert talk 2.15pm: Manus Carey (RSNO Executive Producer) in conversation with Christopher Hart (RSNO Principal Trumpet)

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

HMT

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Egarr conducts Beethoven & Brahms

Rarely is classical music as cheerful as in Brahms’ Serenade No 2, with its sunny, happy nature and miraculous treatment of the woodwinds. This joyful radiance is continued with unstoppable momentum in Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. Richard Egarr has developed a reputation to make familiar things fresh and exciting, informed by scholarship and thoughtful musical analysis. He opens the concert with a touch of elegance in Mozart’s Overture to La Clemenza di Tito.

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Saturday 28 October

7.30pm

Sunday 22 October

HMT

HTickets £29 - £12.50 inc. bf CG

Sunday 26 November

HMT

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Poet, lover, dreamer, radical: Robert Schumann was the ultimate Romantic. So we’re thrilled to welcome Sir Roger Norrington, a conductor who’s devoted his career to making this music sound fresh, passionate and new. Today, the joyous fanfares of the Spring symphony and the bubbling high spirits of the Overture, Scherzo and Finale launch us on a fantastic journey – while the RSNO’s very own Christopher Hart raises the roof in Haydn’s playful - and irresistibly catchy - Trumpet Concerto.

Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations is a musical portrait gallery of his “friends pictured within” and in ‘Nimrod’ has one of the most memorable moments in all of British music. Grieg’s Holberg Suite, a mock-Baroque tribute to an 18th century poet, has a surprisingly big heart, too. Russian composer Alexander Glazunov, meanwhile, enshrines the spirit of a great violinist in his lusciously romantic concerto, played by Roman Simovic. John Wilson conducts.

Schumann ‘Spring’ Symphony

3pm

HTickets £29 - £12.50 inc. bf CG

Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations

2pm*

HTickets £24 - £16 inc. bf CG

*Please note early start time


HMT

Sunday 28 January 2018

HMT

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

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

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

Chaos and Creation

7.30pm

Sibelius Five

HTickets £29 - £12.50 inc. bf CG

3pm

Sunday 21 January 2018 Kindly supported by SCO PATRONS

HTickets £29 - £12.50 inc. bf CG

HMT

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

HTickets £24 - £16 inc. bf CG

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

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

CLASSICAL

Saturday 13 January 2018

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CLASSICAL

Sunday 11 February 2018

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBC Ten Pieces Live!

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

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Kindly supported by Dunard Fund

Saturday 3 February 2018

HMT

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Beethoven ‘Emperor’ Concerto

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

HTickets £29 - £12.50 inc. bf CG

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

HTickets £12 - U16 £6 inc. bf CG

Sunday 22 April 2018

HMT

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

HTickets £24 - £16 inc. bf CG


HMT

MUSIC

Sunday 10 June 2018

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Classic FM Hall of Fame

The people have spoken: once again Classic FM’s annual poll has revealed the nation’s favourite pieces of classical music. As Classic FM’s official Orchestra in Scotland, tonight we’ll play the very best. Presenter and musiclover John Suchet introduces solid-gold masterpieces by Debussy and Dvorák, the amazing Kari Kriikku plays Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and – of course – we’ll finish off with the most famous symphony of all time: Beethoven’s Fifth. Full tuneful satisfaction is guaranteed! 3pm

HTickets £29 - £12.50 inc. bf CG

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

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

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

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Friday 27 October

Monday 12 February 2018

Saturday 28 April 2018

Elaine Paige in Concert

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Whitney

ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS

Queen of the Night

Fri 29 September

Elaine Paige has performed live in concert all over the world and has released 22 solo albums, including 4 multi-Platinum and 9 Gold, has featured on 7 cast recordings and has had major worldwide hits with songs such as Memory (Cats) and I Know Him So Well (Chess). She has starred in more smash hit West End & Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation and continues to present the hugely successful weekly BBC Radio 2 programme. This very special date at HMT see’s Elaine perform many of the hits that made her a global star and some of her favourite songs are given the Paige treatment. An unmissable evening!

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

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, Saving All My Love and so much more. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level. “Mightily impressive……. this top notch show is a celebration of Whitney’s music and a fine and fitting way to ensure it lives on” Simon Duke

7.30pm

Tickets £49 - £39 inc. bf R Premium seats £79 inc. bf R

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Wed 30 August

7.30pm HTickets £27 - £26 inc. bf

7.30pm

CR

HTickets £28 - £26 inc. bf

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THE BIG MOON Thu 12 October

RODDY WOOMBLE


THE LEMON TREE Saturday 4 November 8pm

Talisk & Symbio

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Northern Arc returns with two exciting young award winning bands; Talisk from Scotland and Symbio from Sweden. Winners of Best New Artist of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards 2016, musicians Johannes Geworkian-Hellman (hurdy-gurdy) and Larsemil Öjeberget (accordion) are graduates of the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. As Symbio, they’ll take you on a musical journey quite unlike anything you’ve experienced before. For this first in the new Northern Arc series, Symbio will be joined by Talisk, winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Craig Irving (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that has created quite a stir in the folk world. Amini was also crowned the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year - this is a band whose star is definitely on the ascent.

HTickets £16.50 inc. bf R

ROOTS

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

Friday 16 February 2018 8pm

Saltfishforty & Basco

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

HTickets £16.50 inc. bf R

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COMEDY / SPOKEN WORD

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Tuesday 31 October

Thursday 1 February 2018

Friday 2 February 2018

Monday 12 March 2018

Greg Davies

David Baddiel

Milton Jones

Stewart Lee

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

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

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

8pm

7.30pm

8pm

7.30pm

Tickets £31 inc. bf R

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Tickets £25.30 inc. bf

You Magnificent Beast Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four years. Join “undoubtedly one of the kingpins of British comedy” (Evening Standard) on his biggest ever tour. Come witness the magnificent beast that is Greg Davies. “One of this country’s best comedians” The Times.

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HMT My Family: Not the Sitcom

Is Out There

Content Provider


Sun 17 September

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TOM STADE: HMT

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Wednesday 13 June 2018

Russell Brand RE:BIRTH

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

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Friday 20 & Saturday 21 July 2018

Sarah Millican Control Enthusiast

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

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8pm

Tickets £31 inc. bf R

Tickets £31.50 inc. bf R

I SWEAR

Thu 28 September

DANIEL SLOSS: NOW

COMEDY / SPOKEN WORD

COMEDY

Fri 6 October

JOHN HEGLEY: PEACE, LOVE & POTATOES Thu 12 October

PAJAMA MEN: PTERODACTYL NIGHTS Sat 14 October

FERN BRADY Sun 22 October

SOFIE HAGEN: DEAD BABY FROG

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CREATING A SPARK

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

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

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

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

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

Bon Accord Harriet St Car Park

Schoolhill

UPPER CIRCLE DRESS CIRCLE

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OPENING TIMES

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

Street Union

Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL

BALCONY

WHEELCHAIR TRANSFER SEATS

5 West North Street, Aberdeen AB24 5AT

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

His Majesty’s Theatre Parking and wheelchair access

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

Sound enhancement

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

Access

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

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

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

Latecomers

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

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Refreshments

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

Captioned performances

Children

Photography and recording

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

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

Public transport

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

Parking and wheelchair access

Signed, lip reading and audio-described performances

CAP

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

The Lemon Tree

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

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

Refreshments

Enjoy a drink in our stalls or dress circle bars, which are open 45 minutes before performances. Interval drinks can be pre-ordered. Tea and coffee are also available.

1906 Restaurant and Café 1906

The restaurant is located upstairs from the Box Office in the Donald entrance. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a la carte and pre-theatre menus with a strong focus on fresh and simple classic dishes. Drop in to the Café 1906 for coffee and cake, a light lunch or a snack. Reserve your restaurant table direct with the box office when buying HMT tickets or direct on 01224 641122.

NOT VALID FOR SHOWS AT THE LEMON TREE

Private hospitality room also available

Email: 1906@aberdeenperformingarts.com Tel: 01224 641122 (option 2).


Ticket information

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

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

In person

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

Print @ home

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

Age restrictions

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

APA Friends

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

Thank you for your support Groups & schools welcome

£

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

Restoration

£1.50 of the ticket cost for this show will go towards the APA Restoration Fund, the current priority of which is to improve the seating in our three venues Booking Fees – all prices within the brochure are inclusive of our booking fees. 10% on ticket price for Music Hall and The Lemon Tree and up to £2.50 per ticket for His Majesty’s Theatre.

Keep your tickets in a safe place

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

Other Formats

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

CAP Accessible Performances

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

Your support is vital to deliver our ambitious vision across all our venues for the future. • Bring the best nationally and internationally renowned companies to Aberdeen • Nurture the next generation of artistic talent coming out of the North-east • Grow our flourishing young peoples theatre company • Offer transformational opportunities for young people and communities to participate in the arts • Create and commission unique, home grown productions • Invest in our stunning cultural venues, the Music Hall, The Lemon Tree and His Majesty’s Theatre

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

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


AT A GLANCE

Plan your next great experience AUGUST Tue 8 Aug The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Wed 9 Aug The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Thur 10 Aug The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Fri 11 Aug The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Sat 12 Aug The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

HMT 18

HMT 18

HMT 18

HMT 18

HMT 18

Friday 18 August

NEIL HILBORN Sat 19 Aug Funbox Underwater Adventure Sun 20 Aug Funbox Underwater Adventure Wed 23 Aug Anything Goes Thur 24 Aug Anything Goes Fri 25 Aug Anything Goes Sat 26 Aug Anything Goes Mon 28 Aug Jane Eyre Tue 29 Aug Jane Eyre

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HMT 34 HMT 34 HMT 6 HMT 6 HMT 6 HMT 6 HMT 19 HMT 19

Wed 30 Aug Jane Eyre Thur 31 Aug Jane Eyre

HMT 19 HMT 19

SEPTEMBER Fri 1 Sep Sat 2 Sep Sun 3 Sep Mon 4 Sep

Jane Eyre HMT 19 Jane Eyre HMT 19 Jane Eyre HMT 19 Rip It Up Tour 2017 HMT 30

Monday 4 September

Culture Café Louis Welsh True North 2017 True North 2017 True North 2017 The Steamie The Steamie The Steamie The Steamie The Steamie Mamma Mia Mamma Mia Mamma Mia Mamma Mia Mamma Mia Mamma Mia Mamma Mia Mamma Mia Mamma Mia

HMT 7 HMT 7 HMT 7

OCTOBER

Mon 2 Oct Tues 3 Oct Wed 4 Oct Thur 5 Oct Fri 6 Oct Sat 7 Oct WITH Mon 9 Oct Tues 10 Oct BELMONT 28 Wed 11 Oct Thur 12 Oct VARIOUS 44 Fri 13 Oct VARIOUS 44 Sat 14 Oct VARIOUS 44 Mon 16 Oct HMT 20 Tues 17 Oct HMT 20 HMT 20 Thurs 19 Oct HMT 20 Fri 20 Oct HMT 20 Sat 21 Oct HMT 7 Sun 22 Oct HMT 7 Tues 24 Oct HMT 7 HMT 7 Wed 25 Oct HMT 7 HMT 7 Fri 27 Oct HMT 7 Sat 28 Oct HMT 7 HMT 7

LIZABETT RUSSO GRAEME STEPHEN Wed 6 Sep Fri 8 Sep Sat 9 Sep Sun 10 Sep Tues 12 Sep Wed 13 Sep Thur 14 Sep Fri 15 Sep Sat 16 Sep Mon 18 Sep Tues 19 Sep Wed 20 Sep Thurs 21 Sep Fri 22 Sep Sat 23 Sep Mon 25 Sep Tues 26 Sep Wed 27 Sep

Thur 28 Sep Mamma Mia Fri 29 Sep Mamma Mia Sat 30 Sep Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia HMT 7 Mamma Mia HMT 7 Mamma Mia HMT 7 Mamma Mia HMT 7 Mamma Mia HMT 7 Mamma Mia HMT 7 Mamma Mia HMT 7 Mamma Mia HMT 7 Mamma Mia HMT 7 Mamma Mia HMT 7 Mamma Mia HMT 7 Mamma Mia HMT 7 The Ultimate Eagles HMT The Simon & HMT Garfunkel Story The Gruffalo’s Child HMT 34 The Gruffalo’s Child HMT 34 The Gruffalo’s Child HMT 34 RSNO - Schumann HMT 40 Scottish Ballet - HMT 31 Autumn 2017 Scottish Ballet - HMT 31 Autumn 2017 Elaine Paige HMT 46 Scottish Chamber HMT 40 Orchestra Beethoven & Brahms


Sunday 29 October

NEWTON FAULKNER Tues 31 Oct Greg Davies

HMT 48

NOVEMBER Thur 2 Nov La Traviata Fri 3 Nov La Traviata

HMT 38 HMT 38

Friday 3 November

ED GAMBLE: MAMMOTH Sat 4 Nov Sat 4 Nov Mon 6 Nov Tues 7 Nov Wed 8 Nov Wed 8 Nov Thur 9 Nov Fri 10 Nov Sat 11 Nov Mon 13 Nov Tues 14 Nov Wed 15 Nov Thur 16 Nov Fri 17 Nov Sat 18 Nov

La Traviata HMT 38 Northern Arc LT 47 Talisk & Symbio Sunset Boulevard HMT 8 Sunset Boulevard HMT 8 Sunset Boulevard HMT 8 Culture Café BELMONT 28 Bernard MacLaverty Sunset Boulevard HMT 8 Sunset Boulevard HMT 8 Sunset Boulevard HMT 8 Grease HMT 9 Grease HMT 9 Grease HMT 9 Grease HMT 9 Grease HMT 9 Grease HMT 9

Tues 21 Nov Wed 22 Nov Thur 23 Nov Fri 24 Nov Sat 25 Nov Sun 26 Nov Sun 26 Nov

Hedda Gabler HMT 21 Hedda Gabler HMT 21 Hedda Gabler HMT 21 Hedda Gabler HMT 21 Hedda Gabler HMT 21 BBC SSO - Elgar 26 HMT 40 Poisoned Cocktail 1906 24 Party

Sunday 26 November

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Friday 15 December

DREADZONE

HMT 36 HMT 36 HMT 36 HMT 36 HMT 36 HMT 36 HMT 36 HMT 36 HMT 36 HMT 36 HMT 36 HMT 36

Sat 16 Dec Sun 17 Dec Tues 19 Dec Wed 20 Dec Thur 21 Dec Fri 22 Dec Sat 23 Dec Sun 24 Dec Tues 26 Dec Wed 27 Dec Thur 28 Dec Fri 29 Dec Sat 30 Dec Sun 31 Dec

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AT A GLANCE

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

JANUARY Tues 2 Jan Wed 3 Jan Thur 4 Jan Fri 5 Jan Sat 6 Jan Sun 7 Jan

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

Look out for the Stepping Out button throughout the brochure 55


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

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

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To book contact 01224 641122 - option 1 for box office Visit: aberdeenperformingarts.com/1906-restaurant-at-hmt to see our new menu.

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

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