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APA FRIENDS PRIORITY BOOKING FROM THURSDAY 30 AUGUST • GENERAL BOOKING FROM TUESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

Autumn 2012

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Visit boxofficeaberdeen.com for event listings!

Afternoon Tea Freshly cut sandwiches with a selection of fillings • Freshly baked scones Chef’s selection of homemade cakes and fancies • Fresh cream and preserves

Thursday 13 September

a date to remember To make your afternoon tea reservation please call 01224 337677 email: 1906@aberdeenperformingarts.com or book online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

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FOR BEHIND THE SCENES INFO AND COMPETITIONS

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To accompany a gripping series of murder, mystery and crime dramas, we have organised our very own murder/mystery night at His Majesty’s Theatre.

Book your tickets now... it would be a crime to miss it! Please contact Box Office for more information

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HMT BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS

Want to see behind the scenes? Explore the magic of His Majesty’s Theatre and get an insight into its 106-year-old history and inner workings. We run regular weekend tours throughout the year which you can book through our Box Office. The tours cost £5/£3 concession /APA Friends and the money goes to the APA Creative Learning Programme.

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Thursday 30 August - Saturday 1 September

Disco Inferno Disco Inferno tells the story of an ambitious and talented hopeful, Jack and his burning desire to become a pop star. Whilst working late in a London nightclub, Jack encounters Lucretia McEvil – a femme fatale. Dreaming of becoming successful, Jack strikes a “Faustian” – style pact with her, trading his soul to fulfil his wildest dreams. Sounds like an ideal bargain … Think again!

SPECIAL GHOST TOUR FOR THE HAUNTING SEASON SAM ATTWATER

DANI HARMER

JAVINE HYLTON

(Eastenders)

(Tracy Beaker)

(Daddy Cool)

Thu - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £23.50 plus £1 per ticket bf CGR ★ APA Friends 2 for 1

Tuesday 30 October 6pm, 7.30pm & 9pm

Tickets £12 plus £1 per ticket bf C ★ APA Friends £2 off

ALSO AT THE MUSIC HALL THE CHARLATANS FRIDAY 24 AUGUST

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Monday 3 - Saturday 8 September

Chicago “Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts” …so begins the international award winning musical, Chicago, which comes to His Majesty’s Theatre for one week only starring Ali Bastian as Roxie Hart, Stefan Booth as Billy Flynn, Tupele Dorgu as Velma Kelly, and Bernie Nolan as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton. Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, doublemurderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” The Times A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it.

Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri - Sat 8.30pm, Fri 5.30pm, Sat 5pm

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Nolan Stefan Booth Tupele Dorgu Bernie as Billy Flynn as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton as Velma Kelly

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“Still the sexiest, most sensational musical” Sunday Express

AT THE LEMON TREE STUDIO A DREAM ON MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT FRI 31 AUG - MON 3 SEPT


HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Friday 14 - Saturday 22 September ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS

The Cone Gatherers By Robin Jenkins Adapted by Peter Arnott Directed by Kenny Ireland Designed by Hayden Griffin Music by John Kielty The Cone Gatherers is a haunting tale of good versus evil, demonstrating the destructive power of envy and prejudice. This classic Scottish novel tells the tale of two brothers gathering cones in a forest on a Scottish estate in order to replenish the trees felled for the war effort. Neil, and his hunchbacked brother Calum, lead happy and contented lives in these beautiful surroundings, completely detached from the destruction of the Second World War. However, their innocence and happiness is threatened by the dark, obsessive hatred of Duror, the gamekeeper and the deep prejudices of the class system of the time. The obsessions of Duror grow stronger, building to a devastating climax. Robin Jenkins’ greatest novel is brought to life by the creative team behind HMT’s two critically-acclaimed productions, Sunset Song and The Silver Darlings, in a brand new adaptation by Scottish dramatist Peter Arnott.

Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Tue & Thu 2pm, Sat 22 Sept 2.30pm

Tickets £25.50 - £17.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R Premium seats £35.50 - £23 ★ APA Friends 2 for 1 Mon 17 Sept £4 off all other performances (exc. preview)

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“What emerges, in the end, is a tremendously successful piece of popular theatre, not subtle, but pacey, professional and full of passion”The

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“a slick, energetic staging... (a) tremendous production” The Press and Journal on Sunset Song

Scotsman on The Silver Darlings

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ALSO AT THE MUSIC HALL THE DRIFTERS SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE “A chilling re-production of the Dickens’ stories, a terrifyingly brilliant night out”

Monday 24 - Saturday 29 September CHARLES DICKENS’

The Haunting

The Herald

ADAPTED BY HUGH JANES FROM GHOST STORIES BY CHARLES DICKENS A JOURNEY TO THE VERY EDGE OF TERROR In an ancient, crumbling mansion, sheltering from the howling winds that tear across the surrounding desolate moorland, two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change their lives forever… When a young book dealer, David Filde, is employed by a former associate of his uncle to catalogue an impressive library, he finds an incredible array of rare and antiquated books. But as a series of strange and unexplained events conspire to keep Filde from his work, he realises that if he is to convince his sceptical employer that the mysterious phenomena he is experiencing are real, they must journey together to the very edge of terror, and beyond, to discover the source of the ghostly night-time visitations… David Robb is perhaps best known for playing Dr Clarkson in the first two series of the award-winning ITV drama series Downton Abbey and he returns in the third series this autumn. His many other TV roles have seen him star in I Claudius, The Flame Trees of Thika and Monarch of the Glen. James Roache has featured in TV dramas including ITV's Cold Blood and the feature Rise of the Footsoldier. His recent work includes a 20 episode story in Coronation Street. Don’t dare see it alone!

“A riveting tour de force that will keep you on the edge of your seats” The Express

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

Tickets £27.50 - £17.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R Premium seats £32.50 - £27.50 ★ APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE MUSIC OPEN DAY SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER


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BILL KENWRIGHT BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP PRESENTS

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S ‘DAZZLING’ MUSICAL THE TIMES

Tuesday 2 - Saturday 13 October

Starlight Express A BRAND NEW PRODUCTION FOR 2012 Bill Kenwright presents one of the best loved, longest running and most unique musicals in theatrical history. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Rock-On-Roller skating sensation Starlight Express explodes back onto the stage with a new production for 2012, destined to take the UK by electrifying storm. Light years ahead of the rest, this futuristic tale about love and hope in the face of adversity promises to take you on the ride of a lifetime - with two hours of speed, spectacle, energy and turbo charged excitement, combined with an electrifying sound track, dazzling sets and costumes, some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most memorable musical hits and extraordinary nonstop rollerchoreography by TV’s favourite dance show judge Arlene Phillips. Buckle up; the race is truly back on!

“AN AMAZING PIECE OF THEATRE’’ YORKSHIRE POST

“SEE IT, AND STILL YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT” Daily Telegraph

Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Wed 3 Oct 2pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £41.50 - £20.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R ★ APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances (exc. balc)

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AT THE MUSIC HALL RSNO - OUNDJIAN CONDUCTS THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

Tuesday 16 October

Friday 19 - Saturday 20 October

CITYMOVES DANCE AGENCY AND ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENT

SCOTTISH BALLET PRESENTS

12 Dancers/Deliberance Guilty? Not Guilty? World Premiere and launch of DanceLive 2012 12 Dancers/Deliberance is a new dance work, choreographed by Andy Howitt, with an original score composed by Stephen Deazley. Set in a jury room, 12 strangers come together and during the course of one night slowly and sometimes explosively begin to express their opinions. Is there reasonable doubt? How can they work through conflict to build consensus? Featuring 12 of the leading male dancers from Scotland on stage, and live music, in an intensely physical, unique and ground-breaking production.

Tue 7.30pm

Tickets £24.50 - £15.50 plus £1 per ticket bf CGSR ★ APA Friends 2 for 1

Autumn Season Scottish Ballet presents an extraordinary triple bill tracing a line through dance from the highly physical to the seductively graceful. Fresh from its world premiere as part of the Cultural Olympiad this summer, Martin Lawrance’s Run For It is a high energy work inspired by the power of Olympic athletes. Classical discipline meets playfulness in William Forsythe’s Workwithinwork, a study of the possibilities of motion. The dancers create a breathtaking display of fascinating angles and lines, leaving traces of their movements as they go. Drawing the evening to a fiery close is Hans van Manen’s Five Tangos. Performed by Scottish Ballet for the first time, this sizzling work combines classical ballet with the passion and dramatic flourishes of the tango.

“...nothing short of remarkable.”The Scotsman Fri & Sat 7.30pm

Tickets £18 plus £1 per ticket bf R ★ APA Friends £3 off

FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS Focus on dance - Friday 19 October Focus on music - Saturday 20 October at 6.30pm. Join members of Scottish Ballet’s Artistic and Music staff for a fascinating free half-hour talk about the Autumn Season. The perfect way to learn more about the show before you take your seat! Call Box Office to book.

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AT THE LEMON TREE STUDIO DANCELIVE - BOX OF FROGS WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER

RUN FOR IT MARTIN LAWRANCE WORKWITHINWORK WILLIAM FORSYTHE FIVE TANGOS HANS VAN MANEN


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BILL KENWRIGHT

BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH AGATHA CHRISTIE LTD PRESENTS

Monday 22 - Saturday 27 October

Murder on the Nile Now in its seventh thrilling year, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company presents a stylish new production of the queen of crime’s classic thriller Murder on the Nile. On board a steamer, cruising under the scorching Egyptian sun, honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife Kay find themselves being pursued by an old flame of the newly wedded groom... Then tragedy strikes... A body is discovered. And all fingers point to Simon’s ex fiancée. But everything is not what it seems, and holidaying cleric Canon Pennefather is drawn into a web of intrigue and deceit as he finds himself on the trail of a ruthless murderer. Murder on the Nile follows the hugely successful; Witness For The Prosecution, And Then There Were None, The Unexpected Guest, The Hollow, Verdict, and Spider’s Web. This latest instalment from The Agatha Christie Theatre Company promises a host of colourful characters and all the twists and turns of a classic Christie to keep you guessing to the final shattering climax.

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

Tickets £27.50 - £17.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R Premium seats £32.50 - £27.50 ★ APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances

“Twisting, turning and keeping the audience guessing until the end”The Observer ACCESS

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“A thoroughly engaging murder mystery”Liverpool Echo

“An excellent production”The Herald

ALSO AT THE MUSIC HALL JULIAN CLARY WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER

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Monday 29 October

Thursday 1 & Saturday 3 November

JASMIN VARDIMON COMPANY

The Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Freedom Directed & Choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon World Premiere Tour Award-winning choreographer and Associate Artist of Sadler's Wells, Jasmin Vardimon returns with the world premiere tour of her hotly anticipated new work, Freedom. Exploring notions of what keeps our imagination free, this full-length dance theatre production promises breathtaking physicality with beautifully detailed characterisation. Powered by Vardimon's beguiling theatricality and provocative daring, Freedom will be performed by a versatile company of international dancers fusing clever animation with live action and inventive set designs. Now a major force on the international dance theatre scene, Jasmin Vardimon Company has enjoyed repeated sell-out success at London's Sadler's Wells, across the UK and internationally - book now to avoid disappointment. Contains some adult material. Suitable for ages 14+

Mon 7.30pm

Tickets £22 - £16 plus £1 per ticket bf CGSR ★ APA Friends 2 for 1

Sung in English with English Supertitles. Following the huge success of The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro, Sir Thomas Allen and Simon Higlett return to take on the fantastical charms of Mozart’s most inventive opera. Set in a spectacular visual world inspired by ‘steam punk’ Victoriana, this promises to be a stylish and imaginative telling of this much-loved piece. Tamino is shown a painting of a beautiful young maiden and immediately falls in love. She is Pamina, the daughter of the mysterious Queen of the Night, who has been abducted by her mother’s arch enemy, Sarastro. Tamino sets out to rescue her with just a magic flute and Papageno, a bumbling bird-catcher looking for love, to help him. But as their quest progresses the men start to question the motives of those around them, and they soon realise that all is not quite as it seems… A beguiling mix of comedy, fantasy and pantomime, The Magic Flute is also a profound story of the search for love, wisdom and truth. Mozart’s music effortlessly evokes the full gamut of emotions on stage – from heartfelt love songs and comic exchanges to explosive coloratura in the infamous Queen of the Night arias. Supported by Dunard Fund and The Scottish Opera Syndicate.

Thu & Sat 7.30pm

UNDER 26? £10 TICKETS

Tickets £51 - £17 plus £1 per ticket bf CGSR ★ APA Friends £4 off Thursday performance

“Beautiful. A deft theatrical touch”The Observer 10

THE MAGIC FLUTE UNWRAPPED A FREE HOUR-LONG TASTER Friday 2 November at 6pm

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ALSO AT THE MUSIC HALL SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER

Simply book any seat in any part of the theatre in advance of the performance and show valid ID when you collect your tickets.


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BECKMAN UNICORN PRESENTS

Tuesday 6 - Saturday 10 November CHARLES DICKENS’

Great Expectations Graham McLaren’s lavish, spectacular and unashamedly theatrical show brings some of the most memorable characters ever created to life. The beautiful, chilling Estella, the terrifying convict Magwitch, the manipulative lawyer Jaggers, the tragic, mysterious Miss Havisham and Pip with his ‘great expectations’.

Jack Ellis

Chris Ellison

Paula Wilcox

Jaggers

Magwitch

Miss Havisham

Starring Jack Ellis (Coronation Street, Where the Heart Is, Bad Girls) as Jaggers, Chris Ellison (The Bill) as Magwitch, and Paula Wilcox (Emmerdale, The Smoking Room, Man about the House) as Miss Havisham.

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

Tickets £25 - £15 plus £1 per ticket bf R Premium seats £30 - £20 ★ APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances ACCESS

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FREE PRE-SHOW TALK Thursday 8 Nov at 12.30pm with Lucinda Dickens Hawksley (author and great great great granddaughter of Charles Dickens)

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Adaptation

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ALSO AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE ANDI OSHO SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER

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★★★★★“A glorious, madcap night out. A joy from start to finish” Daily Express

Monday 12 - Saturday 17 November

The Ladykillers DIRECT FROM THE WEST END The West End comedy smash hit from the writer of Father Ted, (Graham Linehan) The Ladykillers is the much loved Ealing classic brought to you live on stage in a hilarious and thrilling production. Starring Michele Dotrice (Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em), Shaun Williamson (Extras and EastEnders) and Clive Mantle (Casualty and The Vicar of Dibley). The Ladykillers is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing… Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her unwittingly in Marcus’ brilliantly conceived heist job. The police are left stumped, but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs W. is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?

★★★★★ “Comic Bliss

BY GRAHAM LINEHAN DIRECTED BY SEAN FOLEY FROM THE MOTION PICTURE SCREENPLAY BY WILLIAM ROSE & BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH STUDIOCANAL

★★★★★ “Perfection”

with brass knobs on”

The Times

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

Tickets £27 - £17 plus £1 per ticket bf R Premium seats £32 - £27 ★ APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances ACCESS DISCOUNTS

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AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE THE CORONAS FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER


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DIRECT FROM HIS WEST END TRIUMPH FOR ONE ABERDEEN WEEK ONLY!

Monday 19 - Saturday 24 November

Blood Brothers

MARTI PELLOW STARS AS THE NARRATOR BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

West End star and multi-platinum selling artist Marti Pellow joins the cast of Blood Brothers for one spectacular week only. The Wet Wet Wet front-man and music legend will take on the role of Narrator alongside Niki Evans as Mrs Johnstone in the critically acclaimed smash hit musical. Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers, and Bill Kenwright’s production, having recently celebrated its 23rd phenomenal year in London, continues to enjoy standing ovations at every devastating performance. No wonder Blood Brothers is now ‘The musical for all time’.

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

Tickets £34.50 - £12.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R Premium seats £39.50 - £29.50 ★ APA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off all other performances (exc. balc)

“A triumphant evening... unmissable and unbeatable”

ALSO STARRING NIKI EVANS AS MRS JOHNSTONE

The Spectator

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★★★★★ “DAZZLING” SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

★★★★★ “TERRIFIC” SUNDAY EXPRESS

AT THE MUSIC HALL SIXTIES GOLD THURSDAY 29 NOVEMBER

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Saturday 1 December - Sunday 6 January 2013 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

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7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm No performances 1.45pm 7.00pm 1.45pm 7.00pm 1.45pm 7.00pm 1.45pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm No performances 1.45pm 7.00pm 1.45pm 7.00pm 1.45pm 7.00pm 1.45pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm No performances 1.45pm 7.00pm 1.45pm 7.00pm 1.45pm 7.00pm No performances 2.30pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm No performances 2.30pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm 1.00pm 5.00pm No performances 2.30pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm 2.30pm 7.00pm

Tickets - GREEN PERFORMANCES

Family Seating Adult Child ticket* Area DRESS CIRCLE £22.50 £20.50 £76.00 FRONT STALLS £22.50 £20.50 £76.00 MID STALLS £20.50 £18.50 £68.00 REAR STALLS £18.50 £16.50 £60.00 UPPER CIRCLE £18.50 £16.50 £60.00 BOXES (restricted view) 2 x LOWER £92.50 5 people 2 x UPPER £74.00 4 people Tickets - RED PERFORMANCES

Seating Tickets Family ticket* Area DRESS CIRCLE £24.00 £86.00 FRONT STALLS £24.00 £86.00 MID STALLS £22.50 £78.00 REAR STALLS £21.00 £70.00 UPPER CIRCLE £21.00 £70.00 BOXES (restricted view) 2 x LOWER £94.50 5 people 2 x UPPER £76.00 4 people PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE R £4OFF £3OFF £2OFF SCHOOLS OFFER FRIENDS

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AT THE MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS WITH THE RAT PACK SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER


HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 January 2013

The Nutcracker Following on from the hugely successful productions Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty comes a revival of The Nutcracker, a sweet yet deliciously sharp take on ETA Hoffman's original story Nutcracker and the King of Mice. This fresh and vivid retelling of the famous Christmas story features Antony McDonald's stunning sets and costumes, Ashley Page's breathtaking choreography and Tchaikovsky's sumptuous score performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

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

Tickets £30.50 - £12.50 plus £1 per ticket bf CGSR ★ APA Friends £3 off all performances (exc. balc)

"★★★★★ A Nutcracker like no other…full of mettle and class"The Herald ★★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★★Daily Mail

FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS Thursday 17 Jan at 6.30pm - Focus on dance Saturday 19 Jan at 6.30pm - Focus on music Call Box Office to book.

INSIGHT Sat 19 Jan, 11am Tickets £5.50/£3.50 concession. Recommended age 6+.

AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HOGMANAY MONDAY 31 DECEMBER

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Monday21-Saturday26 January 2013

Soul Sister This brand new musical is inspired by the life and times of Ike and Tina Turner and features all the classic Tina Turner hits, including: What’s Love Got to Do with It, Proud Mary, Private Dancer, River Deep Mountain High and of course Simply The Best, as well as many more… The story follows the highs and lows, passions and heartbreak, of Ike and Tina as their careers soared and their marriage crumbled. Full of heart and soul, electrifying choreography, and stunning musical numbers, Soul Sister has been revered by critics and audiences alike and is sure to have you partying the night away.

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A bAcK cAtAlogue to Die for. the hits hArDlY stop coming”

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“boY Does emi WoKomA blAze ...seVen letters,

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JAW DroppinglY gooD...DestineD for enormous success”

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“simplY the best! triumphAnt!

A sensAtionAl performAnce bY emi WoKomA” the times

BILL KENWRIGHT AND JOHN MILLER PRESENT

Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5.30pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets £32.50 - £15.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R Premium seats £37.50 - £31.50 ★ APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances (exc. balc)

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inspireD bY the music, life & times of iKe & tinA turner A brAnD neW musicAl feAturing the clAssic hits•WhAt’s loVe got to Do With it•prouD mArY priVAte DAncer • riVer Deep mountAin high•simplY the best•AnD mAnY more...

AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE MOVING PICTURES SATURDAY 19 JANUARY


HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Friday 1 February 2013

BalletBoyz Following their hugely successful UK and international tour in 2012, BalletBoyz are back by popular demand & return to the stage in 2013 with a brand new show! Featuring 10 exceptional dancers, this will be an exhilarating evening of exciting and sublime dance.

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“Still one of the great British voices” The Guardian

Fri 7.30pm

Tickets £21.50 - £14.50 plus £1 per ticket bf CGSR ★ APA Friends 2 for 1

“...superbly danced and unforgettable. Must see!” PSC Financial Times

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Elkie Brooks Quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now in the 5th decade of her career, she is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation. With numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are treat for fans old and new. Performing some of her classic hits, blues and jazz, an electric evening with Elkie is guaranteed to leave you begging for more. 2012 sees the release of Elkie’s much anticipated autobiography Finding My Voice and a re-release of her highly acclaimed album Powerless. Elkie is a stunning performer and whatever she does, she does it best live. Don't miss the chance to see a truly great artist in action.

Fri 7.30pm

Tickets £25.50 - £19.50 plus £1 per ticket bf CGR ★ APA Friends £2 off

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE “Lindsay Posner’s triumphant production. Brilliant, vintage Leigh”

Monday 4 - Saturday 9 February 2013 THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS AND MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY PRESENT

Abigail’s Party BY MIKE LEIGH DIRECTED BY LINDSAY POSNER DIRECT FROM THE WEST END After a triumphant West End run, Lindsay Posner’s acclaimed revival of one of the most popular plays ever written is touring the UK. Donna Summer is playing on the stereo. Dishes of cheese and pineapple are on the coffee table…the social get-together from hell is about to begin. Beverly, and estate agent husband Laurence, have invited round new neighbours, Tony and Ange and nervous divorcee Sue, twitchy about the party her fifteen year old daughter, Abigail, is throwing over the road. As Beverly plies the guests with alcohol, cigarettes, Demis Roussos and nibbles, this horribly compelling evening descends into drunkenness and debauchery. Comedy, drama and tragedy combine into an iconic piece of theatre. Mike Leigh’s comedy became an instant classic when it first appeared as a BBC Play For Today in 1977, the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. It is a ruthlessly accurate observation of the pretensions of suburbia, a world obsessed with class and taste and ruled over by the monstrous Beverly!

“A pitch perfect production”

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

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“An excellent revival...as painfully as ever” ★★★★ Times “A cracking revival” ★★★★ Financial Times

THIS MONTH AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE ANDREW LAWRENCE SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY

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BILL KENWRIGHT AND LAURIE MANSFIELD PRESENT A BRAND NEW MUSICAL FULL OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CLASSICS!

Monday11-Saturday16 February 2013

Save The Last Dance For Me DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS MEETS DIRTY DANCING IN AN ALL NEW ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MUSICAL From the team that brought you the huge success that is Dreamboats and Petticoats, Save the Last Dance for Me will take you back through the ‘music and magic’ of the early 60’s, a time when each passing week brought another Rock ‘n’ Roll classic. Featuring the unmistakable hits of Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman including; A Teenager in Love, Sweets for my Sweet, His Latest Flame, Viva Las Vegas, Save the Last Dance for Me and many more... this nostalgic, feel-good journey will transport you back to music’s golden era as we follow two teenage sisters through the summer of ’63. For the first time without their parents - the sisters embark on a holiday to the seaside. Full of freedom and high spirits they meet a handsome young American who invites them to a dance at the local U.S. Air force base. But young love and holiday romance is never as simple as it sounds, and the sisters soon realise that while the world around them is still watching itself in black and white, life and love can be much more colourful.

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

Tickets £32.50 - £15.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R Premium seats £37.50 - £31.50 ★ APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances (excl. balc)

BY LAURENCE MARKS & MAURICE GRAN FEATURING THE HITS OF DOC POMUS & MORT SHUMAN AND MANY MORE...

FEATURING THE CLASSIC HITS OF POMUS & SHUMAN

• A TEENAGER IN LOVE • SWEETS FOR MY SWEET • HIS LATEST FLAME • VIVA LAS VEGAS • HERE I GO AGAIN • SUSPICION • SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME

“A feel-good jukebox musical delivered in rip roaring style” Telegraph

AND MANY MORE...

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FROM THE TEAM THAT BROUGHT YOU DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS

ALSO AT THE MUSIC HALL BRENDAN COLE MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Monday 25 February Saturday 2 March 2013 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S

The Mousetrap A CLASSIC. A LANDMARK. A LEGEND. The Mousetrap is famous around the world as being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre – with over 24,000 performances it’s a play to be proud of. And to celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it’s going on tour for the very first time ever, with an all-star cast to give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this masterpiece here at HMT. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a remote part of the countryside discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

“Deservedly a classic among murder thrillers”The Observer Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

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“The cleverest murder mystery of British Theatre”The Telegraph

THIS MONTH AT THE MUSIC HALL BEYOND THE BARRICADE SUNDAY 3 MARCH


HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Monday 4 - Saturday 16 March 2013

Cats THE MEMORY RETURNS Don’t miss Cats, Andrew Lloyd-Webber's extraordinary recordbreaking, smash-hit musical as it returns to Aberdeen for two weeks only! Adapted from TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, this wonderful blend of fantasy, drama and romance is set on the night that the Jellicle Cats meet for the Jellicle Ball in a sparkling fusion of music, dance and verse. With an amazing musical score that includes the timeless Memory, spectacular set designs, stunning costumes and breathtaking choreography, Cats is a magical musical like no other. One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, Cats has enchanted audiences in over 300 cities around the world – now you too have the chance to experience this legendary musical phenomenon.

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

Tickets £39.50 - £17.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R Premium seats £47.50 - £38.50 ★ APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances (excl. balc)

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Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 March 2013 In 1997, a film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm. And now they’re back, live on stage, only this time, for them, it really has to be…The Full Monty. Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar winning writer of the film, has gone back to Sheffield where it all started to rediscover the six men, the women, the heartache and the hilarity of a city on the dole.

Featuring songs from the film by Donna Summer, Rod Stewart, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones, THE FULL MONTY, is brought to the stage by a creative team led by award-winning director Daniel Evans. This Sheffield Theatres production is presented by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers the multi award-winning producers of 'ART', BRIEF ENCOUNTER and CALENDAR GIRLS. Based on the Fox Searchlight Pictures motion picture

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

Tickets £29.50 - £13.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R ★ APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances

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BILL KENWRIGHT BY ARRANGEMENT WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP PRESENTS

Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 March 2013

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s “Amazing”, “Superb”, “Wonderful” and “Brilliant” production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door To Me.

“Joseph returns in all its glory”Daily Mail “A superb piece of entertainment. I was thrilled”Daily Mirror

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Joseph bursts on to the stage at His Majesty’s Theatre - so book your tickets now and be part of the magic!

TIM RICE

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

Tue - Thu 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Fri 5pm & 8pm, Sat 2pm, 5pm & 8pm

Tickets £29.50 - £15.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R Premium seats £34.50 - £30.50 ★ APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances (excl. balc)

HHHH“A night to remember”The Herald “A technicolor triumph”Paul Taylor, The Independent ACCESS

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Tuesday22 - Saturday 6 April 2013 Tuesday Saturday 2013 Birds of6 April a Feather

Birds of a Feather

The girls are back! One of BBC TV’s most popular and fondly-remembered sitcoms comes to the stage with all three of its original leading cast members, Pauline Quirke, Linda andand Lesley Joseph. Direct from the West End,Robson Broadway 25 countries around comes ‘a joyous Birds ofthea globe Feather ran on BBC forversion nearly oftenthe years throughout the 1990s Alfred Hitchcock classic’ spy word thriller, becoming a massive hit(Sun rightTimes) from the goThe and remains not only a classic 39 Steps,but brilliantly hilariously recreated as the series, a truly rare gem. comedy also, asand a female-centred long-running smash hit the Olivier Award New Comedy. And now three starsWinning of the Best TV series are re-united on stage to re-create This funny show follows the incredible theirblissfully adored characters, sisters Sharon Theodopolopoudos and Tracy Stubbs adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, and their sex-mad neighbour, Dorien Green, in a brand-new show created complete stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and Company, producers of the especiallywith for the theatre by The Comedy Theatre pencil moustachetour as ofheVictoria encounters highly-successful Wood’sdastardly dinnerladies. murders, double-crossing agents, Please note that, due to thesecret busy work livesand, of theofthree stars, this tour is very course, beautiful limiteddevastatingly in length so make surewomen. you grab this opportunity to see Birds of a This wonderfully inventive Feather onstage for the firstand timegripping ever. comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles Tue Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

Tickets £27.50 - £19.50 plus £1 per ticket bf CGR Premium seats £32.50 - £28.50 ★ APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances

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“Impassioned and sultry” The Observer

Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 April 2013 BIZET

Carmen

DIRECTED BY ELLEN KENT Starring international mezzo soprano Nadia Stoianova whose portrayals of Carmen have won rapturous reviews. Produced and directed by Ellen Kent, this dazzling new production is traditionally staged and features international soloists and the full Chisinau National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Set in Seville and reflecting a Goya painting, with fountains, flowers and orange trees, Carmen guarantees an evening of passion and romance, and features some of the most evocative and best-loved melodies in opera; The Habanera, The Seguidilla, The Flower Song, The Chanson Bohème and perhaps the bestknown baritone aria of all The Toreador’s Song. Sung in French with English surtitles.

Wed & Thu 7.30pm

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LESLEY JOSEPH

LINDA ROBSON

Tickets £34 - £16 plus £1 per ticket bf CGR ★ APA Friends £4 off (excl. balc)

ALSO AT THE MUSIC HALL THE ILLEGAL EAGLES WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL


HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Friday 12 Sunday 14 April 2013

Meet Dora!

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SEARCH FOR THE CITY OF LOST TOYS Everyone’s favourite explorer is embarking on a LIVE musical adventure across the UK! In Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer LIVE! Search for the City of Lost Toys, Dora has lost her teddy bear Osito, and the search is on to retrieve him! With the help of the audience, Map, Backpack, Boots, Diego and their courageous friends, Dora uses her map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully pass through the number pyramid and the mixedup jungle to reach the City of Lost Toys. But watch out - you never know what that sneaky fox Swiper might be up to along the way! Dora the Explorer fans will delight in this song and dance spectacular.

Fri 4pm, Sat 10am, 1pm & 4pm, Sun 10am & 1pm

Tickets £19 - £17 plus £1 per ticket bf CGR Family ticket £69 - £59 (4 tickets, at least 1 adult)

Tuesday 23 Saturday 27 April 2013

Horrible Histories We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and groundbreaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows – Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians – are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips.

The Terrible Tudors The Vile Victorians Tue 7pm, Wed & Fri 10.30am, Wed 1.30pm, Thu 10.30am, Thu 1.30pm, Sat 2.30pm Fri & Sat 7pm

Tickets £16.50 Children £12 plus £1 per ticket bf SR Family ticket £52 (2 adults, 2 children) Horrible Supersaver Save 20% if booking for both shows

Monday 29 April Saturday 4 May 2013

Top of the Pops LIVE Capturing the spirit of the iconic TV show Top of the Pops, Top of the Pops LIVE is a nostalgic interactive jukebox celebrating the greatest hits by the biggest stars in the world of pop from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Paying homage to the DJs who introduced the TV show and to the dance troupes Pan's People, Legs & Co, and all the great artists who gave us the classic hits, TOTP LIVE will offer a feast of feel good musical nostalgia full of fun and surprises, and all the great artists who gave us the hit songs. TOTP LIVE is hosted by Sam and Mark whose playful personalities made them unmissable on every show they have appeared on including Pop Idol coming 2nd and 3rd, Dancing on Ice, Top of the Pops Reloaded, not to mention their own show TMi, which became a Saturday morning ritual for both children and adults.

Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 4pm & 7.30pm

Tickets £30.50 - £16 plus £1 per ticket bf CGR Premium seats £35.50 - £26 ★ APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances (excl. balc)

AFTERNOON TEA Go on...you know you deserve it!

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Thursday 23 Saturday 25 May 2013

Monday 10 - Saturday 15 June 2013

The Woman in Black

The Pirates of Penzance Gilbert and Sullivan as it’s meant to be – pure, uncomplicated fun, performed to the highest of standards. Scottish Opera’s new co-production with D’Oyly Carte Opera Company – returning to the stage for the first time in over 10 years – is conducted by G&S expert and D’Oyly Carte Music Director John Owen Edwards. Director Martin Lloyd-Evans stages a vibrant, stylish, all singing, all dancing show. Mercilessly parodying Victorian society and its very particular moral values, The Pirates of Penzance is exquisitely observed and wonderfully funny. The fantastic ensemble cast includes celebrated G&S stalwarts Steven Page and Richard Suart, and Scottish Opera favourite Graeme Broadbent (The Barber of Seville 2011, The Rake’s Progress 2012). Sung in English with English supertitles

Thu - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £51 - £17 plus £1 per ticket bf CGSR ★ APA Friends £4 off Thursday performance

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Adapted by STEPHEN MALLATRATT From the novel by SUSAN HILL Everybody in the theatre can hear you scream! Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, The Woman in Black combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. A lawyer engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but as they reach further into his darkest memories the borders between make believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep...

Monday 3 - Saturday 8 June 2013

The 39 Steps Direct from the West End, Broadway and 25 countries around the globe comes ‘a joyous version of the Alfred Hitchcock classic’ (Sun Times) spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated as the smash hit Olivier Award Winning Best New Comedy. This blissfully funny show follows the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiffupper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women. This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

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

Tickets £25.50 - £18 plus £1 per ticket bf CGSR PSC Premium seats £30.50 - £18 ★ APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances

AT THE MUSIC HALL LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III SATURDAY 11 MAY

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

Tickets £25.50 - £18 plus £1 per ticket bf CGSR Premium seats £30.50 - £18 ★ APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances

“A truly nerveshredding experience” Daily Mail

“The audience were jumping out of their seats”The Observer


HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Thursday 13 Saturday 15 June 2013

Spot’s Birthday Party Adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD Based on the books by ERIC HILL IT’S SPOT’S BIRTHDAY, IT’S PARTY TIME – AND YOU’RE INVITED! It’s the Birthday of everyone’s favourite puppy! All Spot’s friends will be here; Steve the Monkey, Helen the Hippo and Tom the Crocodile plus Spot’s mum and dad, Sally and Sam. Special guest Marco the Rabbit Magician will be there too, ensuring there’s never a dull moment. Join in the fun – music and songs, games and stories – theatrical magic to capture everyone’s imagination. Come dressed for a party and make a birthday card for Spot. Musical fun for everyone!

Thu 10am, Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm, Sat 10am & 12pm

Tickets £12 plus £1 per ticket bf SR

Monday 16 Saturday 21 September 2013 Monday 24 - Saturday 29June 2013

9 to 5 9 to 5 The Musical is a hilarious new musical comedy, based on the hit movie and centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. They conspire to take control of the company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do - even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thought provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5 The Musical is about teaming up and taking care of business.

FEATURING DOLLY FROM HER DESK IN DOLLYWOOD Music & Lyrics by DOLLY PARTON Book by PATRICIA RESNICK

“The ultimate feel-good show”

Directed by JEFF CALHOUN

Guardian

Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009

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

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

“The fun is very infectious” Richmond and Twickenham Times

Tickets £35.50 - £15.50 plus £1 per ticket bf CGSR Premium seats £42.60 - £36.50 ★ APA Friends £10 opening night £4 off all other performances

JOIN FOR AS LITTLE AS £25 A YEAR

Hairspray The West End's favourite musical comedy, Hairspray, is coming to His Majesty’s Theatre! Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to follow her extraordinary dreams, inspire her mum and win the boy she loves. Stage and screen star Mark Benton (Waterloo Road, Early Doors) will play the larger than life Turnblad family matriarch Edna in the show, with further casting to be announced soon. Hairspray is the musical with everything - the ultimate feel-good show which has played to sold out houses in London, on Broadway and theatres around the globe.

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Tickets £46 - £17 plus £1 per ticket bf CGSR Premium seats £55 - £45 ★ APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances (excl. balc)

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DONATE ONLINE

Support APA by donating when you buy tickets online

As a registered charity, APA has an ongoing fundraising need for His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall and The Lemon Tree. Income from the box office simply isn’t enough on its own for us to provide the highest quality performing arts experiences for our customers. Support is vital to enable us to:• provide life-enhancing experiences for people of all ages through our creative learning activities • produce home-grown small and large scale pieces of work such as our nationally acclaimed productions Sunset Song and The Silver Darlings

• maintain our three wonderful venues.

To donate online simply click the MAKE A DONATION button before confirming your online booking.

THANKS TO THESE COMPANIES FOR SUPPORT DURING THE REDEVELOPMENT OF HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE: Major Sponsor

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Shell U.K. Limited

Aberdeen Solicitors’ Property Centre

The Press and Journal

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Honorary Friend

Qdos

Rizza’s of Huntly

Robertson Construction Eastern Ltd

Honorary Friend ExxonMobil

THANKS TO THESE COMPANIES FOR THEIR SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT

GRAMPIAN POLICE FEDERATION

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SPECIAL OCCASION? ... IT IS NOW!

Nurturing and developing creative talent in the North East Our Young People’s Theatre activity offers young people aged 12-21 the chance to develop skills in theatre and performance whilst also assisting them to gain confidence, improve communication skills and explore their creativity. • APA Young Persons Company (ages 18-21) - Thursday evening • APA Senior Youth Theatre (ages 16-19) - Tuesday evening • APA Junior Youth Theatre (ages 12-15) - Wednesday evening APA Youth Theatre Membership, costs participants £90 for the entire year! For this participants will get: • Access to regular weekly youth theatre activity during term time • Involvement in at least one Youth Theatre production a year • APA Friends membership card, which will provide them with exclusive deals, priority booking and great discounts for shows across our venues • APA Youth Theatre Hoodie • Organised group trips to see productions at His Majesty’s Theatre, The Lemon Tree and Music Hall • Access to APA Youth Theatre members blog on social networking sites Payment can be made in full or in three instalments of £30 over the course of the year and assisted places are available. For more information contact us. We also run activity for 8-12 year olds in the form of after school clubs around the city. • APA Create (ages 8-12) • APA Outreach (ages 8-12) APA also host a number of international exchange projects over the Summer holidays for members of our Young Peoples Theatre programme. For more information about how to get involved contact creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com of call 01224 337664.

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TAKING PART Adult Singing performance classes Inspired by our upcoming programme at His Majesty’s Theatre, these fun filled and inclusive classes offer you the chance to develop your vocal skills and learn how your voice works!

SCHOOLS

To find out more about any of the events listed on this page please contact the Creative Learning Department: Email: creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com Telephone: 01224 337664 Address: The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT Visit CREATIVE LEARNING at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

Adult Drama classes

Inspiring young people and providing opportunities for them to develop their skills and fulfil their creative potential. We offer a range of educational events to support the Curriculum for Excellence, allowing both teachers and pupils to explore productions and theatre through unique and exciting experiences.

For first-timers as well as drama regulars, classes offer participants the opportunity to learn theatrical techniques, build confidence and develop creativity in a fun filled and friendly environment. More information about these classes and how to book can be found on our website.

TALKS AND TOURS

CPD We are a registered CPD provider with Learning and Teaching Scotland and run a number of courses throughout the year in partnership with Aberdeen City Council.

Educational resources We provide a range of education resources on our website to support productions at all three of our venues .

Activity Days Throughout the year we host a number of workshops for schools, focusing on diverse aspects of performance, from costume design to physical theatre. We also offer tours of the historic 105-year-old building, under the guidance of our knowledgeable volunteers.

Teachers News and teachers advisory group meetings Teachers news is a quarterly newsletter providing them upto-date information on all of our activities. We also host regular teachers meetings, an open forum to share information and input into our future work with schools.

Tours of HMT Explore the magic of His Majesty’s Theatre and get an insight into the 106-year-old history and inner workings. We run regular tours throughout the year which you can book through our Box Office. The tours cost £5/£3 concession/APA friends and the money goes to the Creative Learning programme.

Pre and post show discussions Post show chats are held in the auditorium after a performance with members of the cast and creative team. These sessions are free to those attending the performance on that evening and offer an insight into the lives of the performers. We also hold a diverse range of events linked to productions, Unwrapped, Insights and Page to Stage. These are all listed on the relevant show pages in this brochure. APA Create and Outreach are supported by Big Lottery Fund Our work with schools is supported by Aberdeen Harbour Board

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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 about a problem with the service we provide then let us know, by completing our Praise or Problem Cards, speaking to a member of staff or emailing tickets@boxofficeaberdeen.com

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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 £10 per tickets +bf for some HMT shows (maximum of two per booking, eligible concession holders only – can be withdrawn at any time). CONCESSIONS

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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).

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

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RT - 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. Occassionally 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.

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

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 boxofficeaberdeen.com, or call 01224 641122.

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£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.

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@boxofficeaberdeen.com

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

Children 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.


Parking and wheelchair access Car parking is available at a special reduced rate at Bon Accord Harriet Street car park, and at Denburn car park (behind the theatre on Spa Street) and Chapel Street (multi-storey). There is disabled parking on Union Terrace adjacent to Pavarotti’s restaurant 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.

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 hearing impaired customers for up to four weeks before the performance. Look out for these symbols in the brochure.

Pre/Post show chat

Music Hall

Parking and wheelchair access Car parking is available at a reduced rate at Bon Accord Harriet Street car park, as well as in Golden Square and Chapel Street (multi-storey). Disabled parking is also available in Golden Square, and there is a green badge space in 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 An infra-red sound enhancement system (supported by BT and Aberdeen Choral Society) is available for customers with impaired hearing. Headsets or necklacetype receivers (for use with hearing aids) are available from customer service staff in the foyer.

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.

PSC indicates a pre or post-show chat with cast or creative team is available at one or more performances. Please contact box office for more details.

The Lemon Tree

Refreshments

Car parking is available at a reduced rate at Bon Accord Harriet Street car park, as well as in East or West North Street car parks. Level access is available via Shoe Lane by ringing the doorbell.

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 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.

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

His Majesty’s Theatre

Parking and wheelchair access

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

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STALLS Opening times HMT is open from 9.30am Monday to Saturday, with varying closing times, depending on show times. The theatre is also open on Sundays during certain performances, please check productions for details. Front-of-house facilities include a restaurant, a café bar, stunning corporate hospitality facilities and a box office in the glass foyer.

BALCONY

One of the most beautiful theatres in Britain, His Majesty’s Theatre was designed by the legendary theatre architect Frank Matcham with his trademark proscenium arch and pillarless balconies. Since opening in 1906, it has continually attracted a huge range of top quality theatre productions from smash-hit musicals to top class drama and dance. Seating around 1470, the theatre has undergone three major refurbishments in its 100-year history, in the 1930s,1980s and most recently an £8m redevelopment in 2004/5, which successfully added a contemporary aspect to the historic Edwardian building, with new facilities such as the restaurant and cafe, giving Aberdeen a 21st century venue to be proud of.

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Saturday 29 September

7.30pm

Philharmonia Orchestra Beethoven Overture, Namensfeier Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor Juho Pohjonen Piano Philharmonia Orchestra, one of the world’s great orchestras, makes a rare visit to Aberdeen with its Principal Conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, as part of an international Beethoven series marking the 185th Anniversary of the composer’s death. The concert features the Pastoral Symphony. “Is there a better orchestra in Britain than the Philharmonia? A more outstanding musician than Salonen? I don’t think so.” The Guardian, Feb 2010

★Tickets £32.50 - £16.50 CG

Photo ©Clive Barda

Orchestras at the Music Hall 2

Thursday 4 October

Supported by Dunard Fund

7.30pm

Saturday 27 October

7.30pm

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Oundjian conducts Shostakovich

Swensen conducts the ‘Rhenish’

Glinka Overture to ‘Russlan and Ludmilla’ Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Shostakovich Symphony No. 11 ‘The Year 1905’ Peter Oundjian Conductor Vadim Gluzman Violin A thrilling all-Russian programme opens The Aberdeen Concert Series. From the heart-melting song of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – played by the superb Vadim Gluzman – to the revolutionary fervor of Shostakovich’s mighty Eleventh Symphony. Be there to witness new Music Director Peter Oundjian unleash the power of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Walton Two pieces fom ‘Henry V’ Barber Cello Concerto Schumann Symphony No. 3 ‘Rhenish’ Joseph Swensen Conductor Ralph Kirshbaum Cello In the SCO’s first performance of the Concert Series, popular Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen directs Walton’s Two Pieces from Henry V and Schumann’s final symphony, the ‘Rhenish’.  American cellist Ralph Kirshbaum performs Barber’s concerto, a work which combines warm, mellow lyricism with a good bit of spark and punch.

★Tickets £21 - £10 CG Friday 12 October

★Tickets £21 - £10 CG Sunday 11 November

7.30pm

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

7.30pm

Aberdeen Sinfonietta Opening Concert

Szymanowski Concert Overture Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 ‘Pathétique’ Angela Hewitt Piano Alexander Vedernikov Conductor As a former music director of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, Alexander Vedernikov will bring a special level of emotional commitment to Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’ Symphony. Chopin’s First Concerto is an established favourite, though surely no soloist could bring more freshness and poetry to it than Angela Hewitt.  Szymanowski’s early Concert Overture is a rarity – and a sumptuous homage to Richard Strauss. 

Sally Beamish The Day Dawn Rachmaninov Second Piano Concerto César Franck Symphony in D minor Garry Walker Conductor Mikhail Kazakevich Piano The strings of the orchestra open this concert with The Day Dawn, which the outstanding contemporary composer Sally Beamish based on an old Shetland fiddle tune. The full orchestra then accompanies the brilliant Russian pianist Mikhail Kazakevich in a favourite Russian Romantic masterpiece, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, before concluding the programme with César Franck’s wonderful symphony. This concert is part of sound, North East Scotland’s contemporary music festival.

★Tickets £20 - £9.50 CG

★Tickets £12 CG

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony

ORCHESTRA DISCOUNTS - Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra - U26 £5, U16 GO FREE (Except The Snowman U26/U16 £5)


7.30pm

Sunday 2 December

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Nicola Benedetti plays Szymanowski

London Handel Players

Mussorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain Szymanowski Violin Concerto No.1 Prokofiev Symphony No.5 Nicola Benedetti Violin Andrew Litton Conductor Three stories from Eastern Europe: Mussorgsky drew his inspiration from the ancient folklore of Pagan Russia - but the results sounded thrillingly raw and new. Szymanowski went further in his First Violin Concerto: the work with which Nicola Benedetti won BBC Young Musician of the Year, and Andrew Litton closes the evening with Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, premiered in wartime Moscow to the sound of gunfire.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

★Tickets £20 - £9.50 CG Sunday 18 November

with Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas ★Tickets £17+bf Saturday 8 December

7.30pm

University of Aberdeen Symphony Orchestra Rossini Tancredi Overture Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Opus 64 Geoff Palmer A Cædmon Symphony (World Premiere) Ruth Palmer Violin Christopher Gray Conductor Ruth Palmer, who won a Classical BRIT Award for her recording of the Shostakovich First Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra will be performing Mendelssohn's ever popular Violin Concerto with the University of Aberdeen Symphony Orchestra. The evening's music will also include the world première of A Cædmon Symphony by Ruth's father, Geoff Palmer, Lecturer in Composition at the University of Aberdeen. Performed with the University of Aberdeen Choral Society.

Tickets £8 C

7.30pm

Pizarro plays Beethoven Rautavaara Into the Heart of Light (UK Premiere) Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 ‘Reformation’ John Storgårds Conductor Artur Pizarro Piano The SCO is joined by the great keyboard player Artur Pizarro for its December concert. His performances of Beethoven are described as “unalloyed delight”, and here he plays Beethoven’s youthful Second Concerto. Mendelssohn’s majestic ‘Reformation’ Symphony and the UK premiere of renowned Finnish composer Rautavaara’s Into the Heart of Light, conducted by his fellow countryman John Storgårds, complete the programme.

★Tickets £21 - £10 CG

Wednesday 19 December

7.30pm

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Christmas Concert: The Snowman Howard Blake’s The Snowman Christopher Bell Conductor The RSNO’s annual Christmas Concert has become part of the festive tradition and this year the family-friendly concert, led by conductor Christopher Bell, is packed full with your favourite melodies and sing-along carols. Plus don’t miss the special screening of Raymond Briggs’ magical film The Snowman, accompanied by the Orchestra and narrated by a special guest star.

★Tickets £21 - £10 CG Friday 21 December

7.30pm

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Christmas Classics Jamie MacDougall Presenter Stephen Bell Conductor Celebrate the Festive season with Christmas Classics, a traditional celebration featuring well-loved Christmas carols and music. Hugely popular, the concert is broadcast every year on BBC Radio Scotland, so be part of the audience and join presenter and singer Jamie MacDougall and the BBC SSO, for an evening guaranteed to warm the parts that other Christmas concerts can’t reach! 

★Tickets £20 - £9.50 CG

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - U16/STUDENT £5 University of Aberdeen Symphony Orchestra - STUDENT/U16 £2 Aberdeen Sinfonietta - U16 GO FREE, STUDENT £5

Orchestras at the Music Hall

Friday 16 November

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Wednesday 22 August

Doors 7.30pm

All Time Low

Sunday 2 September

Support from We Are The In Crowd

8pm

Rhod Gilbert

Tickets £19+bf 14+

Friday 7 September

Bill Bryson Bill Bryson is the UK’s biggest selling non-fiction author since official records began. Millions have laughed out loud at his hilarious travel books and joined him on an enthralling journey through the History of Nearly Everything, the international bestseller which won him the Aventis Prize for Science Books. Now take this opportunity to join him as he talks about his life, his passions and his adventures along the way. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask Bill their burning questions.

The Man with the Flaming Battenberg Tattoo

This event is part of the British Science Festival in Aberdeen. For more details about the hundreds of events for adults and families visit www.britishsciencefestival.org

Tickets £26+bf R 16+

Tickets £10+bf

Thursday 6 September

8pm

Jason Byrne People’s Puppeteer

Friday 24 August

The Charlatans Tickets £25 +bf 14+

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Doors 7pm

8pm

British Science Festival presents

After the phenomenal success of his Cirque Du Byrne tour, Jason Byrne is bringing a brand new show back to the cities of Britain. People’s Puppeteer will have new stories, new props and, of course, will feature the star of every show that Jason performs, The Audience! The biggest-selling comedian at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Jason Byrne’s inspired, original brand of high-energy, intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him, and his sell-out shows have attracted accolades including Chortle Award for Best Headliner 2007, Perrier Newcomer Award Nomination 1998 and Perrier Award Nomination 2001. “It’s hard to think of any other comic who matches Jason Byrne for ebullient energy and regulated chaos” Independent “An hour of stand-up so joyous the clinically depressed should get it on prescription” Metro

Tickets £18.50+bf R 14+

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Wednesday 12 September

7.30pm

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Aberdeen’s Get Oot and Aboot 50+ Festival, tenor and BBC radio presenter Jamie MacDougall is delighted to host a gala evening of entertainment. Jamie will be joined on stage by mezzo-soprano Cheryl Forbes and Scottish folk legend Alastair McDonald, along with a 20-piece orchestra conducted by Music Director, Gordon Cree. The programme will feature a feast of music and song from the world of opera to the hits from the West End shows, as well as a selection of traditional Scots songs given a slightly modern twist. The evening will be interspersed with lots of fun and laughter. A gala evening not to be missed!

Tickets £12+bf C Friday 14 September

8pm

Danny Bhoy A few years back, I launched a campaign (wrote some letters) which successfully saw the return of Roast Beef Monster Munch. You’re welcome. This is a looselybased stand up show revolving around a handful of other letters penned out of frustration, with mixed results. “Subtle. Intelligent. Perceptive. And very, very funny” The Scotsman “Like a stand up equivalent of Bill Bryson. Charming and effortlessly funny” The Herald

7.30pm

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham In 1988, two members from two of Scotland’s leading bands, The Boys of The Lough and Silly Wizard, came together to work on a television series. You could say “the rest is history”. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham enjoyed performing together so much that they decided to have a small tour that year. 26 years on, they are filling not only small village halls, but all of our major performance venues. In these years their dedication to their music has earned them both the title of Dr and the honour of an MBE.

Tickets £17+bf R

Dear Epson

Tickets £16+bf R 14+

Sunday 16 September

Saturday 22 September

MUSIC HALL

Aberdeen’s 10th Anniversary 50+ Festival Concert

Sunday 23 September

7.30pm

The Drifters Masquerade Tour Following the highly successful gold album Up On The Roof, The Drifters are back on the road performing classic hits from the last six decades and their superb new material. With over 65 vocalists in the group’s incredible 59-year history, the current line up perform fabulous hits such as You’re More Than A Number, Come on Over to My Place, Up On The Roof, Under the Boardwalk, Kissin In The Back Row, On Broadway, Save The Last Dance For Me and many more, as well as popular new tracks such as Do You Dream Of Me? and The Whole World.

★Tickets £25+bf CGR 7.30pm

Saturday Night at the Auld Meal Mill An evening of Traditional Scottish Music, Song, Dance and Humour. Join the Chief Mullert Robert Lovie and top of the bill, comedian Eddie Rose, for a great night out and enjoy the music of Fochabers Fiddlers Front Line, Turriff & District Pipe Band, James Alexander & The Reel Ceilidh Band along with Piper Pamela Whyte and the Marlene Lowe Dancers.

Tickets £20+bf

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Saturday 29 September

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Philharmonia Orchestra ★Tickets £32.50 - £16.50 CG Thursday 4 October

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Monday 8 October Saturday 6 October

★Tickets £21 - £10 CG

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8pm

Ceilidh with Danse McCabre The all-girl ceilidh band in the North of Scotland, formed in 2003, Danse McCabre has an eclectic, lively style, playing a micture of old favourites and less-familiar dances as required.

★Tickets £10+bf C

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Sunday 7 October

2pm

Music for Maggies Charity Concert Featuring: Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adeline’s, Aberdeen City Youth Brass Band & Big Band Aberdeen Youth Music Theatre Organised by Wood Group PSN TAQA Contract, this Stage and Screen spectacular will include some of Aberdeen’s leading talent in a fundraising concert for Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal. With artists including the well known Sweet Adeline’s Chorus, Aberdeen City Youth Brass Band and Big Band, and the cast of Aberdeen Youth Music Theatre (AYMT), it promises to be a Blockbuster afternoon of Musical & Silver Screen delights!

Tickets £12+bf C

7.30pm

Vienna Boys’ Choir

Doors 7pm

Deacon Blue Tickets £29.50

Oundjian conducts Shostakovich Friday 5 October

SOLD OUT Arguably the oldest touring boy band in the world, the Vienna Boys’ Choir was founded in the 15th century as part of the Chapel of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. Now after a ten-year absence, they are touring the UK again. For their return to the UK, the Vienna Boys’ Choir has devised a very Viennese programme, with music from composers closely linked to the choir’s history, with music by contemporary composers and the Strauss family. Nothing reflects the Viennese mind and spirit quite like polkas and waltzes by Strauss; it is a dancing, whirling mix of melancholy and mawkishness with some black humour thrown in for good measure. The choir will also present songs by Billy Joel; Joel’s father moved to Vienna in the 1960s, and Billy Joel chose to write a song about Vienna as a metaphor for the rest of one’s life: Vienna waits for you.

★Tickets £25.50+bf CR Friday 12 October

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony ★Tickets £20 - £9.50 CG

AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE FAT HIPPY PRESENTS SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER


2pm

Julian Clary is looking for love and he’s not leaving town empty handed…

Hairy Maclary & Friends “Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy.” Following a Sell-Out run at the Fringe 2010, a UK Tour in 2011 and the Christmas season at the Sydney Opera House, Hairy Maclary and his friends are springing off the page once again this autumn. Featuring many of the characters from the books like Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse - Bottomley Potts, covered in spots – Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum and Scarface Claw – the toughest tomcat in town. With music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family.

★Tickets £10+bf CR Friday 19 October

8pm

Alan Davies Life is Pain After more than a decade since his last stand-up show, and following a hugely successful tour of Australia in 2011, Alan Davies, the much-loved star of iconic television series such as Jonathan Creek and QI, makes a long-awaited return to live stand-up this autumn.

Wednesday 24 October Saturday 20 October

8pm

Julian Clary

7.30pm

10cc 40th Anniversary Tour

Position Vacant, Apply Within Master of camp Julian Clary is scouring the land in search of love. He’s promised to leave no straight unturned. “Because I’m still considered to be quite a catch and because your town is noted for its heterosexuals on the cusp, there’s bound to be stiff competition”, says Julian. “Therefore I’ll be hosting ruthless elimination games. You can be sure of one thing. By the end of the evening, we’ll all be celebrating my new partnership.” A glass of Blue Nun may be available to those who make an effort or anyone named Jason. But please bring your own confetti.

From their breakthrough debut single Donna in 1972 to their final No. 1 Dreadlock Holiday in 1978 via solid gold classics such as I’m Not In Love, Rubber Bullets, The Wall Street Shuffle, I’m Mandy Fly Me, Life Is A Minestrone, The Things We Do For Love, The Dean And I, Art For Art’s Sake, Silly Love and many more, 10cc combined progressive art-rock tendencies with an ear for melody to create songs of the ‘once heard, never forgotten’ variety.

★Tickets £28.50 - £26.50+bf CR Sunday 21 October

MUSIC HALL

Saturday 13 October

★Tickets £21+bf CR 16+ 7.30pm

Thank You For The Music

The Ultimate Tribute to ABBA and the Bee Gees

“Had the audience in stitches… hilarious” The Age, Melbourne

You’ve seen the record-breaking movie, taken in the smash-hit West End musical, bought the charttopping albums and singles, now experience the UK’s No.1 concert show Thank You for the Music! Now in their fabba-ulous 19th year, the superb, all-star cast have entertained the nation for longer than Bjorn, Agnetha, Benny and Frida did during the 70s and 80s! The famous live concert show features solid-gold ABBA hits Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Waterloo and many more… Show-stealers Bee Gees Magic perform Staying Alive, Massachusetts, Night Fever, How Deep is Your Love and Gibb brothers’ penned million-sellers Islands in the Stream, Heartbreaker and Chain Reaction.

Tickets £25+bf R

★Tickets £22.50+bf CGR

ALSO AT HMT 12 DANCERS/DELIBERANCE TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER

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Thursday 25 October

7.30pm

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra presents

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In The Spirit of Duke Directed by Tommy Smith Edward Kennedy Ellington was a unique contributor to 20th century music. Composer, pianist, band leader – he reached out and touched a worldwide audience in a fashion that may never be equalled. His music was evocative and emotional, richly textured in mood, lyrical simplicity through to dense complexity. There were songs and suites, tone poems and the blues. The Ducal legacy is vast, covering six decades. However, The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – an ensemble featuring Scotland’s leading jazz musicians – have chosen a variety of pieces spanning Ellington’s output with which to pay their respects. Happy Go Lucky Local, Sepia Panorama, Concerto For Cootie, Overture from the “Nut Cracker Suite”, Sunset & The Mocking Bird and Le Sucrier from “The Queen’s Suite”, Riding on a Blue Note, Mood Indigo, Harlem Air Shaft, Caravan, Rockin’ In Rhythm, Oclupaca from the “Latin American Suite”, Black & Tan Fantasy, Sophisticated Lady, Daybreak Express, Ko Ko, Main Stem, Never No Lament and the five movements from the “Per Gynt Suite” are Ellington as written – the interpretations by the SNJO redefine the timelessness of Ellingtonia.

★Tickets £17.50+bf FCR

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Friday 26 October

8pm

Tuesday 30 October

Ceilidh with Shindig

Joan Armatrading

Come along and enjoy an evening of traditional Scottish dancing with one of the North-east’s top ceilidh bands! Fun guaranteed!

With special guest Chris Wood

7.30pm

Swensen conducts the ‘Rhenish’

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the Year Recognised as one of the world’s leading singers, songwriters and guitarists, three-times Grammy nominated, Brit-award nominee and Ivor Novella winner singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading MBE remains fresh, vibrant and current. No more so than when live, on stage, where music comes to life. A fantastic mix of magical old favourites plus brand new songs to fall in love with, including Love and Affection, Willow, Drop the Pilot and Me, Myself and I. Don’t miss the chance to see one of the most truly gifted performers of our time on what will surely be a night to remember.

★Tickets £21 - £10 CG

Tickets £30.50+bf R

★Tickets £10+bf C Saturday 27 October

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra Monday 29 October

Doors 7.30pm

Twin Atlantic Currently receiving massive support on the BBC Radio 1 airwaves with their anthemic new single Make a Beast of Myself - Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic are happy to announce a 10 date jaunt around the UK this autumn. Never a band to rest on their laurels - the tour will follow an arena tour with blink182 round the UK in June and a 4 week run on the Van’s Warped Tour in the US. The band are also thrilled to be performing at this year’s T In The Park and Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Tickets £14.50+bf 14+

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Thursday 1 November

7.30pm

Prom Praise Prom Praise is returning to Aberdeen as part of its 2012 tour of Scotland. A delightful blend of sacred and concert music – a unique fusion of performance and worship, combing popular orchestral favourites, solos and worship songs old and new, led by the All Souls Orchestra under conductor Noel Tredinnick, with guest artists and speakers.

8pm

Ross Noble Mindblender

Monday 5 November

7.30pm

Sally Morgan

Tickets £16-£10+bf CG

Wednesday 31 October

Wednesday 7 November

7.30pm

Sally Morgan, star of Sky LIVING’s Psychic Sally On The Road, returns for another phenomenal nationwide tour. Sally’s live stage shows are completely unpredictable; no two shows are ever the same. Although the show is extremely entertaining due to Sally’s warm and bubbly personality, the evening is about witnessing mediumship in its rawest form. Observing how the spirit world can communicate with us from beyond the grave is an enlightening experience. Audiences have been left amazed as she delivers messages with astounding accuracy. This show is for educational and entertainment purposes only and should be judged as an experiment.

After a two-year break, Ross Noble the demonic scarecrow himself is back doing what he does best with a new live tour. Famed for his fiery and fluid freewheeling style, Noble creates comedy gold from tiny particles of random nonsense. This is your chance to see one of the world’s most critically acclaimed stand ups in a hysterical night with the Mindblender. “Brilliantly inventive, quirky stand-up .. see him and marvel” The Sun “Every night is different and every night is a total joy” Time Out “The great improviser” The Guardian

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

Friday 9 November

Tickets £25+bf R 15+

Tickets £18.50+bf R 16+

★Tickets £10+bf C

Outstanding In His Field

Tickets £23+bf R

Ceilidh with Danse McCabre

8pm

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Thursday 15 November

7.30pm

Foster and Allen

Monday 12 November

4pm & 7.30pm

The Hairy Bikers

The beautiful melodies of Foster and Allen have made them a phenomenal success all over the world. Since their first hit record in 1978, they have gone on to record 20 Gold awardwinning albums and tour the world extensively many times. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a wonderful evening being serenaded and entertained by this well-loved Irish duo, who have been together for more than 30 years and still going strong. Come along to an evening of fun and laughter! A truly enjoyable show.

Tickets £20.50+bf R

Larger Than Live Guest stars: Bruce MacGregor Emily Smith and Eddie Rose

Saturday 10 November

7.30pm

Fiddlers’ Rally

★Tickets £24.50+bf R

Hosted by Aberdeen Strathspey and Reel Society, the Fiddlers’ Rally is a fantastic evening of music with traditional Scottish flair. Compered by Scotland’s Son of Fun Eddie Rose the evening will feature 2008 Scottish Singer of the Year, Emily Smith and founding member of Blazin’ Fiddles and BBC Radio Scotland’s Bruce MacGregor.

★Tickets £16+bf CGR Sunday 11 November

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Aberdeen Sinfonietta ★Tickets £12 CG 10

It’s now been over two years since The Hairy Bikers did their last stage tour, a complete sell-out and one of the best times of their lives. It’s for those reasons that they can’t wait to do it all over again; only this time it’s going to be bigger, bolder, funnier, and packed with more food and laughs than ever before. The Hairy Bikers are not just giving you a show, they’re giving you a real night out. Filled with plenty of surprises, expect the unexpected… and if you like them on the telly, you will love them Larger than Live.

Tuesday 13 November

Doors 7pm

Eddi Reader Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single Perfect and album First of a Million Kisses, which both topped the British charts. However, it has been her subsequent solo albums which signalled her increasing ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them all very much her own. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings to joyous life all forms of song and what sets Reader apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance; her ability not only to move the listener but to connect her experience to that of her audience.

Tickets £25+bf

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Wednesday 28 November

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Aberdeen Singing Chorus

Nicola Benedetti Plays Szymanowski

With 300 singers this is the largest community choir in Scotland. People from all walks of life with a love of singing, come together for ten weeks of rehearsals culminating in this performance of All Time Favourite Country Hits.

★Tickets £20 - £9.50 CG Saturday 17 November

Doors 7.30pm

Ben Howard

Tickets £6+bf C

Support from Willy Mason Tickets £16+bf 14+

Saturday 29 November Friday 23 November

SOLD OUT Sunday 18 November

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University of Aberdeen Symphony Orchestra Tickets £8 C Tuesday 20 November

Doors 7pm

The Overtones The UK’s hottest vocal harmony group live in concert at Aberdeen’s Music Hall.

Tickets £33.50 - £19.50+bf

7.30pm

MUSIC HALL

Friday 16 November

Sixties Gold 7.30pm

Steve Steinman’s Cult Rock Show

Vampires Rock Steve Steinman plays the supremely evil Baron Von Rockula in this Classic Rock Spectacular! Owner of the Live and Let Die Club, and in search of a new bride, the Baron must convince the unsuspecting Pandora, who auditions for the new singing position, to cross over to the dark side and live for ever in Rock ‘N’ Roll Hell. Featuring a full cast of superb singers, dancers and a formidable band who blast their way through some of the greatest ever rock anthems, including We Will Rock You, Bat Out of Hell, Highway to Hell, Since You’ve Been Gone, Sweet Child Of Mine, Total Eclipse of the Heart, I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, Poison and many more. All teamed with an amazing stage set and pyrotechnics to blow your mind, this rock spectacular is not to be missed!

★Tickets £24+bf R 16+

7.30pm

A show  featuring all the hits of  the 60’s from THE ORIGINAL STARS OF THE SIXTIES!!! The famous singles to the timeless albums tracks, this show will create the ultimate feel-good factor as audiences are transported back to the Swinging Sixties. AN EVENING OF PURE NOSTALGIA!! A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Tickets £27.50 - £25+bf

Featuring: Gerry and the Pacemakers The Animals PJ Proby and Chip Hawkes

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Friday 30 November

Rizzle Kicks Tickets £15 +bf 14+

Doors 7pm

SOLD OUT

Sunday 2 December

7.30pm

London Handel Players with Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Saturday 1 December

7.30pm

Red Hot Chilli Pipers Bagpipes with Attitude, Drums with a Scottish accent, a blazing rock band and a show so hot it should carry its own health warning! Voted Scotland’s ‘Live Act of the Year in 2007 and 2010 at the Scots Trad Music Awards, with their unique sound and fusion of classic bagpipes and rock anthems (Bagrock!) have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless! “The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are sassy, sexy and hugely entertaining. They are enormously talented musicians who are so skilled they make it all look effortless. This album stirs the blood and will enliven any party.” Lorraine Kelly

Tickets £22.50+bf R

Alasdair Fraser Violin Natalie Haas Cello Renowned Scottish fiddler, Alasdair Fraser‘s irrepressible folk-playing together with the stylishness and refinement of the London Handel Players recreates the fusion of these two styles which was so fashionable in the late Baroque and early Classical periods. James Oswald’s popular Airs for the Seasons will have your feet tapping, while the familiar music from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons will intrigue in Chédeville’s arrangement for hurdygurdy, featuring Clare Salaman. Celtic verve and folk-inspired music by Rameau, Leclair, Corrette and Lully add to the rich tapestry of this unique partnership. “Alasdair Fraser is recognized throughout the world as one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced. [His] name is synonymous with the vibrant cultural renaissance which is transforming the Scottish musical scene.” SCOTS Magazine

Tuesday 4 December

Runrig After an 18 month sabbatical Runrig are back on the road with a new tour and a renewed sense of purpose; the break has given the band members an opportunity to pursue many other musical avenues and individual projects, as well as working on new material and planning for the next stage in the remarkable Runrig story. Refreshed and re-invigorated with a revamped show and set, the band will be celebrating a significant milestone 2013, with 40 years in the music business.

Tickets £25+bf

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Wednesday 5 December

7.30pm

Evening Express Carol Concert This annual concert traditionally heralds the start of Christmas. Join in the carols and enjoy the music performed by Aberdeen schools. All money raised goes to local charities.

Tickets £8.50+bf C 12

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Friday 14 December

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

8pm

Christmas Ceilidh with Clachan Yell

Pizarro plays Beethoven

A true Scot’s Christmas celebration with Clachan Yell – widely regarded as one of the best ceilidh bands in the world, ever.

★Tickets £21 - £10 CG Sunday 9 December

★Tickets £10+bf C

2.30pm

MUSIC HALL

Saturday 8 December

Grampian Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert In aid of CLICSargent, supporting children and adolescents with cancer.

Tickets £12+bf C Thursday 13 December

Doors 7pm

Slade and Sweet A double header featuring two chart-topping 70s glam rockers performing together on one stage – one gig, two performances. With their unique blend of perfect pop-rock’n’roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top 20 singles of which 6 were No. 1 smash hits, Slade are one of the most exciting bands in the past 30 years - Slade will be touring with original member Dave Hill. Sweet who have sold over 55 million records worldwide and are still touring and performing to sell out audiences across the globe.

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Sunday 16 December

7.30pm

Phil Cunningham Christmas Concert Saturday 15 December

1pm & 7.30pm

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

★Tickets £4 - £8+bf C

Following the huge success and popularity of this show over the last six 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!

Tickets £21+bf C

Tuesday 18 December

7.15pm

Aberdeen Choral Society - Handel’s Messiah Christmas is not Christmas without a performance of Handel’s ever popular oratorio Messiah! Musical Director Alistair Macdonald leads the chorus of Aberdeen Choral Society with over 120 voices ably backed by Grampian Sinfonia under the leadership of Dirk van Loon. Completing the line-up will be a team of internationally renowned soloists.

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Wednesday 19 December

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Christmas Concert: The Snowman ★Tickets £21 - £10 CG Friday 21 December

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Christmas Classics ★Tickets £20 - £9.50 CG

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Monday 31 December 7.30pm

7.30pm

One Night of Queen

7.30pm - 10pm

Hogmanay Concert Returning to the Music Hall is the hugely popular traditional Hogmanay show which is guaranteed to get you into the party mood with a superb mix of laughter, music and song. MC for the evening is the ever-popular Robert Lovie and he'll be joined by fiddle master Paul Anderson, traditional Scots singing sensation Shona Donaldson and the legendary Lonach Men with other superb artists to be confirmed soon. A great celebration of all things Scottish for all the family.

Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works 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. Featuring such hits as, I Want to Break Free, A Kind of Magic, Fat Bottomed Girls, and of course Bohemian Rhapsody.

MUSIC HALL

Saturday 22 December

Sunday 23 December

Tickets £17.50+bf R

★Tickets £17.50+bf CR

Friday 11 January 2013 Take a trip back in time 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, you will experience Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr & Dean Martin performing at the famous Sands hotel. “…absolutely superb…Left me breathless with pleasure” The Telegraph “Such nostalgic excellence forged a special atmosphere as we all forgot we were not actually in the presence of the originals” The Mirror

★Tickets £27 - £24+bf R

7.30pm

One Night In Vienna An exciting new show with the best of the Viennese tradition starring the Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious costumes of the period. Presented by irrepressible showman and conductor Rainer Hersch with guest soprano Charlotte Ellett. Be swept away by the magic of 19th century Vienna and journey through a sparkling assortment of music and dance from the most romantic of times. Featuring The Blue Danube Waltz, Radetzky March, Thunder and Lightening Polka, The Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus and Voices of Spring. Plus timeless dance music from other masters of the waltz Tchaikovsky, Lehar and more, all performed by the Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Tickets £29 - £21+bf G Family ticket £69+bf

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Tuesday 12 February 2013

7.30pm

Paul Carrack Good Feelin’ Tour Legendary singer, songwriter and former front man of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns performing his back catalogue of hits including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years, Paul’s marvelously soulful voice is known to millions around the world; he is undoubtedly a key figure in British pop history. And as his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is always something very special.

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Australian Pink Floyd 2013 “Eclipsed By The Moon” European Tour.

The Singing Kettle

Celebrating the iconic The Dark Side Of The Moon album with a brand new format and set-list the band will also be performing other classic Pink Floyd tracks with a performance that stretches over 2 hours. Including The Great Gig In The Sky, Us And Them, Money and Time. Much more than a tribute act, the band capture and convey the spirit and sound of the legendary Pink Floyd.

Fairytale Castle

Tickets £37.50- £29.50+bf

Friday 8 – Sunday 10 February Various times

The Singing Kettle’s sensational Fairytale Castle is overflowing with superb audience participation, nonstop favourite songs and amazing costumes. This electrifying singalong will enthrall both young and old and is the perfect treat for the whole family. Cilla the Good Fairy, Artie the Mad Hatter, Gary as Prince Charming and Kevin as the Pied Piper will see the Singing Kettle at their breathtaking best. Jock and Jeremy the hilarious singing chefs will be baking some fanciful fairy cakes and Bonzo the Dog will be there and up to his usual mischief.

Tickets £13+bf Family ticket £48+bf G

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Doors 7pm

VIP Package £89+bf

Tickets £38.50 - £28.50+bf R Friday 15 February 2013

8pm

Milton Jones On the Road Milton Jones is back on the road. If you like the stuff he’s done on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo or in any of the series he’s done for Radio 4 then this is the show for you. Hundreds of his celebrated one-liners, plus pictures he drew. Clever, surreal but mainly just stupid stupid stupid. He’s won awards you know.

Tickets £21+bf R

Monday 25 February 2013

7.30pm

Brendan Cole Licence to Thrill Following on from his debut tour Live and Unjudged, Brendan is once again set to dazzle audiences across the UK with his brand new show. Join him and his cast of 20 musicians and dancers in this spectacular night of theatre entertainment. Brendan, one of Strictly Come Dancing’s most charismatic choreographers and performers will treat you to an evening of Ballroom magic and Latin excitement in this dance extravaganza not to be missed. With music from across the ages, this sophisticated production is set to wow audiences in 2013.

ALSO AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE CRAIG HILL FRIDAY 25 JANUARY

★Tickets £32.50+bf R


7.30pm

Wednesday 10 April 2013

The Illegal The Band of Eagles Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland Under the direction of: Captain Andy Gregory RM

Doors 7pm

Seafarers UK is proud to present

The amazingly talented musicians of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland present their annual concert, wonderfully colourful with 45 Royal Marines Bandsmen on stage – an evening not to be missed! The traditional stirring selection of military music spearheaded by the splendid Corps of Drums will be matched with some light classical including best-loved favourites from the shows, a few exquisite solo pieces and, for contrast, a session of Jazz. Proceeds to “Seafarers UK” which is the primary fundraising organisation for all maritime charities serving Fishermen, Merchant Navy and the Royal Navy personnel in need.

Tickets £16 - £14+bf C Sunday 3 March 2013

In 1980, the Eagles took a ‘14year vacation’ and returned with the classic album Hell Freezes Over. The Illegal Eagles, having no intention of taking any time off, are back this year with their Heaven Heats Up tour. Bringing you all the classic songs – Hotel California, The Last Resort, Life in the Fast Lane, Tequila Sunrise, One of These Nights, Lyin’ Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take it to the Limit, Rocky Mountain Way, Witchy Woman, Heartache Tonight and songs from The Long Road out of Eden. “....extremely tight harmonies & an acute attention to detail are synonymous with The Illegal Eagles. The Illegal Eagles have established themselves not only as the ultimate tribute to The Eagles, but as one of the foremost authentic and talented tribute shows in the world”

Saturday 11 May 2013

Doors 6.30pm

Loudon Wainwright III Father of Rufus and Martha, Loudon Wainwright shot to fame after his first album Dead Skunk and going on to record a further 24 albums, including last year’s five-disc retrospective 40 Odd Years and his most recent studio album 10 Songs For The New Depression. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others.

Tickets £25 - £23.50+bf

MUSIC HALL

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Tickets £22.50+bf CR 7.30pm

Beyond the Barricade

Thursday 2 May 2013

8pm

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Beyond the Barricade returns with a brand new production, recreating West End hit songs with amazing authenticity, Featuring a cast of past principal performers from the West End and the 25th Anniversary Concert production of Les Miserables. Performing songs from Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, Chess, Mamma Mia, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and of course, Les Miserables! “5 star rated show”….”fight to get a ticket for this dazzling show!” www.whatsonstage.com

Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums interweave with layers of percussive soundscapes and delicate bamboo flute in a spellbinding display of precise choreography & sheer athleticism. Through years of rigorous touring as Europe’s leading taiko drum group, Mugenkyo have developed a gritty passionate style that is uniquely their own, retaining the traditional spirit of taiko yet creating a contemporary sound and a modern stage show that has captivated audiences everywhere… “Drumming as an almost religious experience… exhilarating to behold.” The Glasgow Herald

Tickets £19+bf CR

★Tickets £20.50+bf R

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Opening hours 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. The amenities include 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 reopens at 6.30pm on show nights.

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Located in the heart of the city centre, the Music Hall is Aberdeen’s premier concert hall venue, hosting a wide variety of gigs, performances, shows and events, from classical concerts to contemporary comedy. Since 1882, it has been the heart and soul of community life not just in the city but in the North-east, drawing young and old alike through its famously-pillared front door. An iconic landmark in Union Street, it is a proud example of the work of Aberdeen’s most celebrated architect Archibald Simpson, who designed a building for the citizens of the city which is still serving them faithfully to this day.

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Saturday 1 September

Thursday 20 September

Doors 8pm

The Bloody Marys Tickets £15

Immeasurable Code Quintet

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Friday 7 September

Doors 7.30pm

Doors 7.30pm

STV Appeal

Friday 14 September

The evening be headlined by The Little Kicks plus newsreaders Andrea Brymer, Tyrone Smith and Chris Harvey will perform with a live band in aid of the STV Appeal 2012. Business correspondent Cheryl Paul, Fiona McIlwraith and Sharon Donaldson will also feature in the ‘Newsreaderockie’. Also on the bill is Starsky – featuring STV reporter Euan Wemyss – and Aberdeen five-piece Guilty Pleasures who will perform a set of covers ranging from Queen to Adele and Bon Jovi to Abba.

Tickets £10+bf

Doors 7.30pm

Stanley Odd plus support The alternative Scottish hip hop act return to Aberdeen in promotion of the new album 'Reject'. Having spent the past few years performing with acts such as Arrested Development, Tynchie Stryder and Goldie Lookin' Chain as well as appearing at various festivals they are one of the most engaging and entertaining live acts in the country. “One of the most thoughtful and entertaining acts of the Scottish hip-hop scene” The List

Born of a commission from Derby Jazz, this exciting new band launched their debut CD Phil Robson - The Immeasurable Code in November 2011. Based around a concept of communication methods, ancient to modern the CD includes such titles as Telepathy & Transmission, Telegram, The Net and Fire & The Drum. Featuring the fabulous and world-class Julian Arguelles who has recently returned to the UK having been based in Germany for several years, plus Gareth Lockrane, Michael Janisch and Ernesto Simpson. The quintet will perform highlights from the CD plus a brand-new set of Robson originals written for the tour and new line-up.

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In partnership with Jazz at the Blue Lamp

Tickets £6+bf Saturday 15 September Doors 7pm

Indian Takeaway with Hardeep Singh Kohli Maiden Scotland are one of the best known tributes to the legendary Iron Maiden. Stalwarts of the UK live circuit, they are bringing their ferocious live performance to The Lemon Tree.

Everyone loves a curry - after all, it is Britain's national dish! Broadcaster, writer and Celebrity Masterchef finalist Hardeep Singh Kohli is on a mission to find the best Indian takeaway in the UK. Following two sell-out years on the road, Hardeep will order a takeaway for delivery, having selected one from audience suggestions submitted via HardeepLive.com. He will then race against time to cook his own sumptuous feast before the takeaway arrives, sharing recipe tips, anecdotes and wonderful stories of his shared Scottish and Indian heritage.

Tickets £10+bf

★ Tickets £15+bf C

Saturday 8 September

Doors 8pm

Maiden Scotland

18

14+

In association with Imported Instruments MusicPlus, One Up and Brewdog

Saturday 22 September

Music Open Day and Freshers Gig An all day music event supporting and celebrating the wealth of local talent in the north east of Scotland. Around 20 bands and DJs will provide the entertainment with acoustic and full band sets at One Up, Imported Instruments and Brewdog along with a freshers gig at The Lemon Tree in the evening. Music workshops will also be available through the afternoon.

Tickets £5+bf for The Lemon Tree Gig

THIS MONTH AT HMT CHICAGO MONDAY 3 - SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER


Doors 7pm

Hugh Cornwell Saturday 29 September

Doors 8pm

Fat Hippy presents

The Lorelei, Amy Sawers, Brothers Reid & Craig Davidson Fat Hippy Records present an evening of some of the best local folk rock bands. Critically acclaimed total-thrash-speed-folk legends The Lorelei headline a bouncing night with support from Amy Sawers, Brothers Reid and Craig John Davidson.

Tickets £6+bf

Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK's finest song-writing talents and live performers. The original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British punk rock band The Stranglers, he's enjoyed massive UK and European success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles.

Tickets £18+bf

Thursday 11 October VIP Package £50+bf

Friday 5 October Doors 7.30pm

Thomas Truax Thomas Truax is a singersongwriter and inventor of strange self-made instruments like his now legendary 'Hornicator' and motorized mechanical drum machines. Employing these as well as traditional instruments in exceptionally crafted, witty and often touching songs. "Genius." NME

Doors 8pm

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE

Thursday 4 October

Inspired by the likes of Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire and Sigur Ros, Benjamin takes his time creating a sound that is truly his. After releasing his debut EP A Million Miles Out at the end of 2010, he quickly found himself on the most prestigious playlists around. Jo Whiley made Benjamin’s track Atlas Hands one of her Tracks of 2010 and he was also asked to record a live session for Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary.

Tickets £12+bf 14+

Tickets £8+bf Saturday 6 October Wednesday 3 October

Doors 7.30pm

Field Music

Doors 8pm

Funk Connection Continuing Aberdeen's tradition of large and horny soul and funk tribute bands Funk Connection are a 10-piece outfit established in 2004. From Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5 and James Brown to the Temptations, Sister Sledge and Chic, their musical influence is drawn from Funk and Soul classics that fill the dance floors of every venue they play.

Friday 12 October

The critically acclaimed indie-rock outfit open their extensive UK tour at The Lemon Tree. The band released their fourth album album Plumb (given 8 out of 10 in the NME) in February of this year and its synth driven tracks will be sure to add to their growing reputation and crowds. See them before they get huge!

Tickets £9+bf 14+

Tickets £10+bf

Tickets £15+bf

Doors 8pm

Hells Bells The UK’s leading tribute act to seminal hard rocker AC/DC. “never go on after Hells Bells, they are lethal!” Don Airey (keyboardist with Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Deep Purple).

AT THE MUSIC HALL PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

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Saturday 13 October

Friday 26 October

Doors 7pm

Hue & Cry Hue and Cry burst onto the UK music scene in the late 1980’s with the outstandingly successful albums Seduced and Abandoned and Remote. This period saw the band produce some of their most auspicious hits such as Labour of Love, Violently, and Looking for Linda. Hue and Cry have performed alongside some of the most prolific names in the business as well as playing to thousands on their own headline tours.

Tickets £20+bf Thursday 18 October

VIP package £59.99+bf Doors 8pm

Tim Burgess

Sunday 21 October

Doors 8pm

Fat Hippy 10th Birthday Party Doors 7.30pm

Wishbone Ash

Featuring Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band plus support

with support from Gerry Jablonski

Join us for the Fat Hippy Records anniversary party as we celebrate 10 years of working with the best Aberdeen bands.

Legendary British band Wishbone Ash, pioneers of the twinguitar rock that influenced groups from Thin Lizzy to Iron Maiden, perform such classic tracks from their multi-million selling albums as The King Will Come, Throw Down The Sword & Blowin’ Free.

Tickets £7+bf

Tickets £16+bf C 14+

The lead singer of the British rock/indie act The Charlatans. Rarely touring as a solo artist – this show is not to be missed! Burgess is currently writing and recording an album with friends and relatives which he feels is the natural successor to his well received debut solo album I Believe.

Tickets £15+bf Saturday 20 October

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Wednesday 31 October Doors 7.30pm

Thursday 25 October

Doors 8pm

Doors 8pm

Federation of the Disco Pimp and The Chandeliers

Three Blind Wolves

Public Service Broadcasting

Loud, hairy and unpredictable, Three Blind Wolves are four young Glaswegians delivering country rock with a razor-sharp edge. Drawing influences from Neil Young, Creedance Clearwater Revival and even Led Zeppelin, they have sold out venues across Scotland with their wild stage presence, transfixing harmonies and captivating performance.

Public Service Broadcasting are a London-based duo whose main ingredients are: 1) J.Willgoose, Esq. on guitars, banjos, other stringed instruments, samplings, electronic things; 2) Wrigglesworth on drums, pianos and other electronic things. Taking samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material, they teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future.

In association with Dance Live Providing unstoppable grooves since 2005, Federation of the Disco Pimp are Scotland’s premier exponent of modern funk. Combining elements of Old-School Funk, Disco, Psychedelic and Jazz, this 7-piece band of Scots are legendary for their endless energy and blistering live sets. They have been championed by Craig Charles on his Funk and Soul radio show on BBC6 Music and Stephen Duffy on The Jazz House BBC Radio Scotland.

Tickets £7+bf

★ Tickets £8+bf C

Price £8+bf

AT HMT SCOTTISH BALLET - AUTUMN SEASON FRIDAY 19 - SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER


Doors 7.30pm

Sandi Thom Friday 2 November

Doors 7.30pm

Wednesday 7 November

Doors 7.30pm

Lau

Tommy Smith’s Karma

Stunning musicianship combined with a ground-breaking yet playful approach to traditional music. Prepare to be wowed by the wildly inventive Martin Green on accordion keys and effects, Aidan O'Rourke's impossibly beautiful fiddle playing, Kris Drever's virtuoso guitar and honeyed baritone voice, and some excellent on stage banter between the band. “Lau are so special” - **** The Guardian

An exciting new direction for leading Scottish saxophonist, Tommy Smith’s grooving rhythms mix with atmospheric textures evoking Irish, Scottish, Japanese and Arabic folk influences. The result is a major statement from an internationally renowned master. Tommy Smith is one of Europe’s greatest jazz musicians, recently heard on tour with Kurt Elling and Bill Evans. He is a constant innovator and key figure in the development of a powerful jazz scene in his native Scotland.

★ Tickets £14+bf C

★ Tickets £15+bf C Thursday 8 November

In partnership with Jazz at the Blue Lamp

Doors 7pm

Jimeoin

Award winning comic Andi Osho (Live At The Apollo ,BBC1, Mock the Week, BBC2, Stand Up For The Week, Channel 4) is back on tour with her second stand-up show. A brutally honest dissection of the perils and pitfalls of dating Andi reports her hilarious findings in this heart-warming show.

Hilarious world-class stand-up from internationally acclaimed star of Live at the Apollo, Royal Variety Performance, Channel 4 Comedy Gala 2012, Best of Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Jason Manford's Comedy Rocks, Best of Just For Laughs and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. No gimmicks, just great craic…! “Comedy of the highest order… Inspired ramblings… quiet genius!” – Independent

★ Tickets £15+bf C

★ Tickets £14.50+bf C 16+

Sunday 4 November

Doors 7pm

Andi Osho All the single ladies

August 2012 sees the long anticipated release of Sandi Thom’s superb new album, Flesh and Blood. Recorded at Nashville’s legendary 16 Tons studio with celebrated Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson in the production hot seat. Like David Bowie and Elton John, who also enjoyed early oneoff hits before finding their true niche as musical artists, Sandi feels that Flesh and Blood is her coming of age album. “The people that only know me from ‘Punk Rocker’ won’t recognize me on this album.“

Tickets £15+bf 14+ Friday 16 November

THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE

Sunday 11 November

Doors 7.30pm

The Coronas The Coronas are an Irish rock and indie band best known for their 2007 album Heroes and Ghosts and the 2009 follow-up Tony Was an Ex-Con which won best Irish Album at the 2012 Meteor Awards, beating both Snow Patrol and U2. 2011 saw them release their third album Closer to You and reach a mass audience supporting The Script on their European tour.

Tickets £8+bf Friday 23 November

Doors 7.30pm

The Beat The Beat's first single was the infectious cover of Smokey Robinson's Tears of A Clown which went straight into the Top 10 at No.6. The effortless-like fusion between a number of different musical styles such as Ska, Punk, Pop, Soul and Reggae, immediately saw the band finding themselves an overnight success.

Tickets £15+bf

AT THE MUSIC HALL STEWART FRANCIS MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER

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Saturday 24 November

Doors 7.30pm

Karine Polwart 2012 sees Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart release her new album Traces, drawing from folk music’s long tradition while keeping pace with the ceaselessly changing times. Her talent for crafting unique, enduring melodies and her gift for saying just enough without overstating her case come together in songs of powerful contemporary relevance.

Tickets £15+bf Sunday 25 November

Doors 7pm

Daniel Sloss

Featuring Sandy Davidson, Brian Nicholson, Alex Wallace, John Barclay, Gerry McRobb. With special guests Steve Craig + featuring Northsound Radio’s John Mcruvie

Tickets £15+bf

Doors 7pm

John Wheeler

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St Katherine’s Club at The Lemon Tree

Doors 7.30pm

Nostalgia Reunion with The Facells

Scotland’s award-winning comedian and internationally acclaimed halfman-half-Xbox, Daniel Sloss. In October 2009, aged 19, his debut in London’s Soho Theatre made him the youngest stand-up ever to perform a solo season in the West End. Now 21, he has toured internationally, sold out 4 Edinburgh Fringe seasons and to top it all off, he’s recently left home. So, now the gloves are really off! (although the dirty socks are still on the floor…)

★ Tickets £14.50+bf C Tuesday 27 November

Friday 30 November - Saturday 1 December

Friday 7 December

Doors 7pm

Chris Ramsey Feeling Lucky

Friday 14 December

Doors 7.30pm

Brass Jaw Christmas Tour Multi award winning horn section mavericks, Brass Jaw set out on a celebratory Christmas themed UK tour. Expect a fresh take on some well-known seasonal melodies, given the Brass Jaw treatment in a lively and adventurous set. “The Scottish jazz world’s answer to The Fab Four… It is impossible to resist the infectious joie de vivre emanating from this lively band" Alison Kerr, The Scotsman

Tickets £10+bf C Saturday 15 December

Doors 7.30pm

The Bloody Marys’ Christmas Stocking

Frontman and creator of Hayseed Dixie, the inimitable John Wheeler is playing a handful of select shows, ahead of the release of his first solo album in early 2013. This set features Wheeler's new original songs and a selection of his favourites from the past decade with his band.

As seen on Celebrity Juice, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News, Argumental and soon to be playing the lead role in brand new BBC Two sitcom Hebburn, Foster’s Comedy Award Nominee, Chris Ramsey, brings his hugely anticipated new show to venues nationwide on his biggest ever live tour.

The Aberdeen-based ‘heavy frock’ rockers were a 90s cult sensation, and after a ten year hiatus the band returned to the stage last year in all their fabulous glory. Back with their Christmas Stocking they continue to be loud, proud and inyour-face, bringing the stage alive with their unique performances of cover tracks from the ever-popular Abba, Take That and The Rocky Horror Show. “brilliantly vulgar” Scotland on Sunday

Tickets £13.50+bf

Tickets £10+bf

Tickets £15+bf

THIS MONTH AT HMT BLOOD BROTHERS MONDAY 19 - SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER


Doors 8pm

Rock ‘N’ Roll Hogmanay

Saturday 9 February 2013

Doors 7pm

Andrew Lawrence is coming to get you

with ByHookOrByKrook Ring in the bells in style with Aberdeen's most high-energy rock covers band. Since 2010 the band have earned their reputation as the North-east’s most entertaining and rocking band by tirelessly gigging; with a show of top songs that rock and metal fans want to hear. Whether a die hard Rock fan or just looking for an unforgettable Hogmanay Party, The Lemon Tree is the place to be!

Tickets £10+bf

Andrew Lawrence is back on the road following a sell-out fifty date tour of the UK. Twice nominated Best UK Headline Act at the Chortle Awards, also a former double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, audiences can expect him to deliver an evening of top class stand-up.

★ Tickets £13.50+bf C Thursday 21 March 2013

Doors 7.30pm

Fence Collective presents

Saturday 19 January 2013

Doors 7.30pm

Moving Pictures

James Yorkston, The Pictish Trail & Seamus Fogarty

A welcome return for this trio from Edinburgh performing over two hours of select classics from Rush's early repertoire, using an array of authentic instruments.

Tickets £12+bf Friday 25 January 2013

An evening with

Indulge yourself in a deliciously wicked evening of gloriously camp no-holdsbarred comedy and, unadulterated fun. Hilarious, wickedly provocative and outrageously cheeky, the Scotsman called Craig “a revelation”. "Funny as hell" SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

Fence Records – a self proclaimed micro-indie music label with a resolute DIY work ethic and healthy assortment of musicalstyles/facial-hair. The Fence Collective is a loose-knit amalgam of singer-songwriters, musicians and electronic artists collaborating on record and on stage In this special evening, three members of the collective, James Yorkstone, The Pictish Trail and Seamus Fogarty, join forces on stage, sharing songs, a laugh and some blether.

★ Tickets £15+bf C

Tickets £15+bf

Craig Hill Jock’s Trap

Doors 8pm

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Doors 7pm

Tommy Emmanuel With special guest Martin Taylor This two-time Grammy nominee has a career that spans over four decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. Tommy's unique style - he calls it simply "finger style" - is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. His dazzling performance, flawless guitar skills and voluminous repertoire never fail to amaze and engage his legions.

Tickets £20+bf Wednesday 10 April 2013

THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE

Monday 31 December

Doors 7.30pm

Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock Boasting Ex-Scorpions stars Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz on drums and bass respectively, MSG stalwart Wayne Findlay on keyboards and the magnificent Doogie White (ex Rainbow/Yngwee Malmsteen) on vocals, Temple Of Rock 2013 concerts will include a plethora of hits spanning Michael Schenker’s colourful career. Songs to be performed include UFO’s Rock Bottom and Doctor Doctor, MSG’s Armed and Ready and Into The Arena, and the Scorpions classics Another Piece of Meat and Rock You like a Hurricane.

Tickets £22.50+bf

AT THE MUSIC HALL RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER

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Friday 31 August – Monday 3 September various times

Wee Stories presents

A Dream on Midsummer’s Night

Tuesday 25 – Wednesday 26 September

7pm

Gilded Balloon & Tron Theatre present

Casablanca – The Gin Joint Cut written and directed by Morag Fullerton

Supported by Aberdeen Performing Arts If you go down to the woods tonight, you’re in for a big surprise! The course of true love never did run smooth: a strict father and his headstrong daughter; star-crossed lovers and quarrelling fairies; mischievous imps, supernatural spells and people in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expect the unexpected as you are drawn into an enchanted forest on the most magical night of the year - Midsummer’s night... This’ re-telling of Shakespeare’s fabulous fairy-tale will be an entertaining, inventive and delightfully confusing experience.

A lovingly disrespectful homage to one of the classic films of all time, where a ‘superb multi-tasking cast’ whisk you back to Morocco 1941 - a Nazi infested hotbed of corruption, teeming with refugees and all the flotsam and jetsam of war-torn Europe. Cut to Rick’s bar where the émigrés gather, desperate to get hold of the all-elusive exit visa, when who should walk in but the beautiful Ilsa, Rick’s long lost love. Casablanca has some of the most iconic scenes and best lines ever written, so why not play it again? But this time in a tiny gin joint, with three actors. Starring Jimmy Chisholm, Gavin Mitchell and Clare Waugh. Excerpts from Casablanca granted courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

“…pure theatre magic…the secret of the show's success lies in its combination of anarchic stage send-up and real passion for the essence of one of the great screen love-stories…” **** THE SCOTSMAN

★ Tickets £12+bf C

Yellow Moon A modern Bonnie and Clyde tale that follows the fortunes of two teenagers on the run. Yellow Moon explores what it means to live in a celebrity-obsessed world and what it is that defines you when you’re 17 years old.

Tickets £10+bf C Schools £7.50 10+ Supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland. In Partnership with Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland.

Wednesday 19 September

7pm

Thickskin presents

The Static by Davey Anderson A kinetic coming-of-age story about desire, guilt and mind over matter. ‘Most people's thoughts stay inside their heads. Not mine. My thoughts travel. My thoughts do things. Don't believe me? Just watch.’ ****“a beautiful piece of multimedia, multiform theatre” The List on Blackout

★ Tickets £12+bf C Schools £7.50

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The Monster in the Hall

Friday 28 September

7pm

National Theatre of Scotland and TAG present

Yellow Moon & The Monster in the Hall

Duck Macatarsney cares for her dad, Duke, whose MS is getting increasingly worse. Duke, a bike riding, heavy metal loving widower has raised Duck since her mother’s death. They are just about surviving when Duke wakes up blind and Duck hears that Social Services are coming to take her away. The Monster in the Hall follows Duck as she tries to protect her world from the terrifying prospect of change. “an imaginative synthesis of Beauty and the Beast, pop songs, heavy metal, and rapid-fire acting” The Independent

Tickets £12+bf C Schools £7.50

By David Greig Winner of ‘Best Ensemble’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

AT HMT DISCO INFERNO THURSDAY 30 AUGUST - SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

Supported by


2pm

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Wednesday 10 October

7pm

Sell a Door Theatre Company in association with Mull Theatre presents

Sunday 7 October

7.30pm

The Man Who Had All The Luck By Arthur Miller

Award winning musical comedy and stand-up from the “hilarious and brilliant” (Heat) Vikki Stone. As seen on This Morning (ITV1) MTV’s Flashprank and Britain in Bed (BBC3). Come join one of the Top 5 Edinburgh Acts (Observer) and the Top 10 to Watch (Independent) on her stunning debut national tour. "The audience were almost crying with laughter" Guardian "Bette Midler for the Adele generation" **** Sunday Herald "Terrific... A woman to watch!" **** Scotsman

Is it luck, fate or hard work that brings a man his happiness? The Man Who Had All the Luck follows the life of David Beeves, a mechanic in rural Midwest America in the 1930s, who is blessed with good fortune. In contrast, his family and friends face difficult times: his father desperately trying to raise his under-performing brother to success on the baseball pitch, while his friend Shory, confined to a wheelchair, becomes more resentful of his misfortune. The more success David achieves, the more guilty and paranoid he feels about those around him and he begins to wonder what will happen when his luck runs out.

Tickets £10+bf

★ Tickets £12+bf C

Vikki Stone

See overleaf for full programme at The Lemon Tree Studio

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly…But The People’s Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life for the very first time. Presented by the team behind How The Koala Learnt To Hug this magical new show has been written especially for parents to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales.

THE LEMON TREE STUDIO

Friday 19 October The People's Theatre Company presents

Tickets £7.50+bf Family 4+ £6.50+bf Wednesday 24 October

2pm

The Puppet Lab presents

Funnybones Meet three skeletons, Big, Little and Dog as they go adventuring to find fun, frights and friendship. Spooky houses, dancing clocks, dinosaurs and skeleton pets all make an appearance as well as that darned Black Cat. Woof Woof. The Puppet Lab has been inspired by the popular books of Janet and Allan Ahlberg, as well as the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations, to find the funny side of bones. Kim Bergsagel's wonderful puppets burst with character and the set transforms into a multitude of spaces and places. Suitable for 3-7yrs and their families.

Tickets £7.50+bf Family 4+ £6.50+bf

AT THE MUSIC HALL HAIRY MACLARY SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER

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Thursday 18 October www.dancelive.org.uk

Wednesday 17 October

7pm

Stumble Dance Circus

Box of Frogs Box of Frogs, the ‘Bipolar Circus’ is devised with a company of highly skilled circus performers. Stumble danceCircus brings an exhilarating blend of colourful performance, showcasing a deluge of circus skills including trick-cycling, hula hoop, rope work and acrobalance, all engulfed in a reservoir of film and driven by evocative live music. Box of Frogs has been commissioned by the Unlimited programme, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Box of Frogs is produced by XTRAX and supported by Jacksons Lane. Presented as part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film festival 2012.

Tickets £7.50+bf

7pm

7pm

Company Chameleon presents

Triple Bill

Gameshow

Fusional Fragments is a collaboration with percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, composer Philip Sheppard and five very talented dancers. Nocturne pulls back the sheets on exhausted embraces and near misses in the night. Remember When draws upon exposure, peeling away layers, using line and extension, intricate folding, placement and re-placement, opens a conversation of remembrance.

A show packed full of physical movement, fearless dancing and athletics, with prizes, power, money, fame, celebrity and a cult following, up for grabs, or at the very least a new pair of trainers. Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner invite you to watch and pass judgment, and ask what needs to be sacrificed in order to win big in a show focused on desire, seduction and manipulation.

Tickets £7.50+bf

Tickets £7.50+bf

Tuesday 23 October

7pm

Saturday 27 October

7pm

2Faced Dance Company presents

Rosie Kay Dance Company presents

In The Dusk

There Is Hope

Unpredictable, fierce, and visceral new work by the company’s Artistic Director, Tamsin Fitzgerald, infusing break and contemporary dance. Plus three critically acclaimed choreographers explore what it takes to be In the Dust; Tom Dale, Place Prize finalist Freddie Opoku-Addaie and 2Faced's Artistic Director Tamsin Fitzgerald, bring to you powerful, poignant and fierce athleticism in an intoxicating mix of testosterone fuelled dance.

A timely, exciting work that speaks of today, There is Hope explores modern morality, physicality and the presence of spirituality in our lives. As a cast of incredible performers and musicians journey through a universe of heavens, hells and purgatories, expect humour, black comedy and athletic performances.

Tickets £7.50+bf

Wednesday 31 October

Thursday 25 October

7pm

The Chinaski Sessions With a wink to Charles Bukowski’s cult character Henry Chinaski, choreographer Kylie Walters coaxes six testosterone-crazed men to live through an evening of debauchery and revelation. Trapped in a rock-band’s home studio as they try to finish their new album, this live concert/show collides virtuoso Belgian rock duo I Love Sarah’s (Jeroen Stevens/Rutger De Brabander) scorching math rock with four of Scotland’s best dancers amongst copious amounts of beer and bravaderie.

Tickets £7.50+bf

AT HMT FREEDOM MONDAY 29 OCTOBER

Tickets £7.50+bf 7pm

Citymoves Dance Agency presents

David Hughes Dance presents

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Friday 26 October

Marc Brew Company presents

East Coast Moves A showcase of locally produced work and new commissions. The ticket includes entry to the End of Festival Party - featuring Federation of the Disco Pimp.

Tickets £10+bf


Doors 9.30pm

sound presents

Unleashed FairFortyTwo and The Blackburn Company We talked to other gay men about sex. What were they proud of? What did they regret? Most of all: how far would they go?

Unapologetic, unashamed, real, Unleashed is about what happens at the limits, and why we find ourselves there. Contains strong adult themes and images and graphic descriptions of sexual acts some audience members may find offensive.

Tickets £8+bf C Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 November

5pm

sound presents

NYOS Futures

Saturday 10 November

with Elisabeth Chojnacka

Scottish Clarinet Quartet

soundconversation with Stephen Montague Phrygian Ferment (world premiere) Phrygian Ferment is a toccata for amplified harpsichord, strings and percussion. Toccata is one of the oldest names for a solo keyboard work in which the performer displays their formidable keyboard skills. In this work the orchestra is scored in such as way as to ‘colour’ and intensify the harpsichord sound, combining with it to make the solo instrument a larger, more dynamic and dramatic single instrument.

with Matt Hulse Matt Rogers

Phrygian Ferment was commissioned by Elisabeth Chojnacka and is dedicated to her. Supported by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

The Parlour Guide to Exo-Politics (Scottish premiere) Matt Rogers hum mantra The Parlour Guide to Exo-Politics was commissioned in 2011 by SCQ with support from Creative Scotland. It features music from gameshow outpatient, aka Matt Rogers (artist in residence at the Southbank Centre and recipient of the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers in 2011), and video from filmmaker Matt Hulse.

Tickets £10+bf C

Tickets £10+bf C ★★★

★★ “A wonderful sm de théâtre… promall coup theatre experiencenade e for younger children” The Scotsm

7pm, Thu 2pm

APA Young People’s Theatre presents

Untitled Reality Project by DC Jackson This new work by award-winning Scottish playwright, DC Jackson was co-commissioned and developed by Aberdeen Performing Arts and American Conservatory Theater (ACT), of San Francisco. Young people from each company took part in a summer exchange programme in Aberdeen to develop the work with DC Jackson and ACT Young Conservatory director Craig Slaight. ACT Young Conservatory will also perform the play as part of their autumn season in San Francisco.

4pm

sound presents

THE LEMON TREE STUDIO

Saturday 3 November

Friday 9 November

Photo: Martine Franck

Music: Philip Venables Words & direction: Nick Blackburn Part of Out of the Box

an Jack and the Magicon Beans

Monday 3 – Monday 24 December

various times

SYT Productions and Aberdeen Performing Arts present

It Wasn’t Me It Was Goldilocks Everyone knows the story of Goldilocks and the three Bears; it was all Goldilocks' fault...wasn't it? That is Baby Bear's story and he is sticking to it, in fact, according to him Goldilocks is to blame for much more. Just what has Goldilocks been up to and how blameless is Baby Bear? This fun and interactive story is ideal for audiences aged 3-7 and their families.

★ Tickets £7.50+bf Schools £6+bf

Please contact Box Office for ticket prices

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APA What's On Autumn 2012  

What's On guide for His Majesty's Theatre, the Music Hall and The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen - Autumn 2012

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