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

NEW SEASON PRIORITY BOOKING

Musicals:

Ghost | Let It Be: Spectacular technical wizardry and the story of the world’s greatest band on stage.

Drama:

Moon Tiger | Pygmalion | Wendy Hoose | Chalk Farm: Classics to new writing – amazing theatre of all kinds.

Music:

Northern Arc | Freshly Squeezed: Two more fantastic international concerts featuring Peatbog Faeries with Hedningarna and The Treacherous Orchestra with Tuva Livsdatter Syvertsen, plus our bands tipped for the top at the Lemon Tree.

Classical music:

Benjamin Grosvenor | OAE: Recital bliss with thrilling young pianist, plus a Scottish premiere with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Culture Café:

Philip Higham | Janice Galloway | Jennifer Pike | Denise Mina: Award winning cellist and violinist and two of Scotland’s top writers.

Dance:

Hansel & Gretel | Lord of the Flies: Thrilling new shows from Scottish Ballet and the incredible Matthew Bourne.

Opera:

Madama Butterfly: Scottish Opera bring us one of the most beautiful operatic masterpieces of all time.

APA Friends booking from THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER Comedy: General Booking from Family: TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER

Rich Hall | Sarah Millican | Josh Widdicombe | Hal Cruttenden: Laughs aplenty with a surly American, comedy Geordie queen, and two of the hottest new talents on the comedy circuit. Puppet Animation Festival | Barmy Britain: The little ones will love the amazing and stimulating world of puppets with this annual festival, and the slightly older ones will be entertained and educated by the Horrible Histories team.

And much more! Take a look and book now! Cover images: balletLORENT’s Rapunzel see page25

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CONTENTS Musicals Drama Dance Family Opera Classical Culture CafĂŠ Roots Music Comedy Something Different Creative Learning At a glance guide Ticketing/venue info Seating plans

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HMT Tuesday 21 January Saturday 8 February 2014

Ghost Direct from the West End, the smash-hit musical Ghost comes to His Majesty’s Theatre for 3 weeks next year. Based on the phenomenal Oscar-winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 90s, Ghost is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next trying to communicate with girlfriend Molly through a phoney psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer. Adapted for the stage by Bruce Joel Rubin from his own Oscarwinning screenplay for the film, the amazing special effects and dazzling staging are by the multi award-winning Paul Kieve (Inner Magic Circle member) and Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus. With a score by rock legends and Grammy award winners, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson and Alanis Morrisette), and featuring the unforgettable Unchained Melody, Ghost is a rollercoaster ride of romance and comedy with dazzling state-of-the-art staging – it’s “JAWDROPPINGLY AMAZING” Manchester Evening News. Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £43.50 - £20.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £50.50 - £39.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £4 off opening night & Monday performances £2 off all other performances

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★★★★“Grab a ticket

whilst you can” Whatsonstage.com

HMT Saturday 15 February 2014

Rent in Concert

STARRING KERRY ELLIS West  End  and Broadway  Leading  Lady  Kerry Ellis stars  in the critically acclaimed, fully staged concert production of Rent. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this musical has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, the show follows a year in the life of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Rent features hit songs Seasons of Love, Finale B and Without You. The cast of  West  End  stars will be accompanied by a live band.

★★★★

“A powerful musical production...pulsing with energy” Whatsonstage.com

7.30pm

Tickets £30.50 - £16.50 inc. bf CGR Premium seats £36.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £5 off

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HMT Wednesday 19 Saturday 22 February 2014 PHOENIX THEATRE PROUDLY PRESENTS THE WONDERFUL SMASH HIT MUSICAL

Hello, Dolly! Book by Michael Stewart Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder Original Production Directed & Choreographed by Gower Champion produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick & Champion-Five, Inc. An amateur production presented by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York.

The crux of the smash-hit musical “Hello, Dolly!” is Mrs Dolly Gallagher Levi’s plan to marry Horace Vandergelder, the wellknown half-a-millionaire. She embarks on her favourite pastime – meddling – and, along the way, also succeeds in matching up the young and beautiful widow, Mrs Irene Molloy, with Horace Vandergelder’s head clerk, Cornelius Hackl; his assistant, Barnaby Tucker, with Mrs Molloy’s assistant, Minnie Fay; and the struggling artist, Ambrose Kemper, with Mr Vandergelder’s weeping niece, Ermengarde. The show-stopping numbers in this sparkling production include: Put On Your Sunday Clothes, It Takes a Woman, Before the Parade Passes By, Elegance, The Waiters’ Galop and Hello, Dolly! itself. She’s here, she’s back, don’t miss her! Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £26 - £19 inc. bf R ★APA Friends £2 off all performances Sponsored by

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HMT Wednesday 26 Saturday 29 March 2014 FROM THE COMPANY THAT BROUGHT YOU SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN - THE LYRIC PRESENTS

Annie the Musical

Book by Thomas Meehan Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin Original production directed by Martin Charnin. Originally produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates Inc.,The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Icarus Productions. Based on "Little Orphan Annie" (R) by permission of the Tribune Media Services Inc. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK.

It’s 1932, and Little Orphan Annie wants nothing more than to find her Mum and Dad, who left her at the Municipal Orphanage as a baby and promised they would come back for her. As it stands, this feisty kid has a real ‘Hard Knock Life’, with her other orphan pals at the Orphanage, under the watchful eye of the notorious Miss Hannigan. Join the Lyric - who are delighted to be back at His Majesty’s Theatre - for this wonderfully charming feel-good show, which is sure to appeal to the whole family, to see if Annie will get her happy ending. With any luck, the sun really will come out ‘Tomorrow’! Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £27 - £21 inc. bf R ★APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances Under 16’s £5 off opening night & Sat Mat only £2 off all other performances

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Friday 18 April 2014

Beyond the Barricade

Celebrating 15 Fantastic Years

Back by overwhelming public demand and celebrating it’s 15th fantastic year with a sensational new show for 2014, the UK’s longest running musical theatre concert, ‘Beyond the Barricade’ recreates original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity and features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables, and the 25th Anniversary Concert at the 02 Arena. This production will look back over the show’s amazing fifteen years and include many of the musicals that have made it the UK’s leading concert of its kind, including Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and many more hit musical productions, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Miserables! Don’t miss the Musicals Event of the Year!!

“This production deserves to be labelled ‘special’.”Mark Ritchie, The Stage “An evening of musical paradise”www.whatsonnortheast.com 7.30pm

Tickets £22.55 inc. bf R 8

An Evening of Movies & Musicals Starring Joe McElderry and Kerry Ellis After 6 sell out concerts across UK, An Evening of Movies & Musicals is heading to Aberdeen for a one off spectacular at The Music Hall, starring Joe McElderry, Kerry Ellis and other stars to be announced! An Evening of Movies and Musicals has become a sensation since it debuted in early 2012 in Cardiff. Featuring the music of John Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Horner and many more, the show has received glowing acclaim from press and public alike. John Owen Jones, Ruthie Henshall, Gareth Gates, Christopher Biggins & Keith Jack have all performed in this show over the last 12 months. With our 50 piece professional on stage orchestra playing the hits of your favourite films and our stars singing the smash hits of the musicals it is no wonder audiences across the UK are raving about this smash hit concert.

7.30pm

Tickets £35 - £22 inc. bf VIP Tickets £58 inc. bf including pre show meet and greet


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SCOTTISH PREMIERE

Monday 14 Saturday 19 April 2014

Let It Be Let It Be showcases the Fab Four’s music in a spectacular theatrical concert charting the band’s meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces. The show is packed with more than 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits including: I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Day Tripper, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Strawberry Fields, When I’m 64, Get Back and many more. Direct from the West End, Let It Be has delighted audiences around the world, including New York, Germany and Monaco, with upcoming dates in Japan and Moscow.

★★★★★

“You absolutely must go and see Let It Be” Daily Star

★★★★

“A non-stop parade of hits” Daily Telegraph Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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HMT Wednesday 23 Saturday 26 April 2014 ABERDEEN STUDENTS’ CHARITIES CAMPAIGN PRESENTS

Wullie Wonkie and the Fine Piece Factory Now that the bonnie St Nicholas House has been raised to the ground the mysterious Wullie Wonkie is about to open his brand new fine piece factory right across the road from Marischal College. All over Aberdeen residents are going daft trying to hunt out one of the few Granite Tickets that will allow them to enter the factory and win a lifetime supply of fine pieces – fit rare! Down on his luck, Charlie Buckie is desperate to get his hands on a ticket, but will everything really be all that sweet behind those giant factory gates? The team that brought you last year's hilarious Spital Shop of Horrors are back with the 93rd annual Student Show, which is guaranteed to appeal to your sweet tooth and gie ye a laugh an' aa! www.studentshow.co.uk

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

Tickets £23 - £13 inc. bf R ★APA Friends £2 off all performances DISCOUNTS £2OFF £2OFF £2OFF SCHOOLS OFFER FRIENDS

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HMT Monday 5 Saturday 10 May 2014

Happy Days A New Musical

Happy Days are here again with the premiere of a brand new UK tour based on the hit TV series, featuring the unforgettable 'King of Cool' Arthur 'The Fonz' Fonzarelli. Join your favourite '50's family, the Cunninghams and the rest of the gang – Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold's from demolition. In a race against time, can everyone's favourite hero 'The Fonz' save the day? Happy Days – A New Musical is written by Garry Marshall, the legendary creator of the television series. Garry is also the director of many world-wide smash-hit films including Pretty Woman, Beaches and The Princess Diaries 1&2. The show includes 21 original songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe awardwinning Hall of Fame Songwriter, Paul Williams (Bugsy Malone, Evergreen, Rainy Days and Mondays). The show also contains the much-loved Happy Days theme song from the TV show. Starring popstar Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero, Ben Freeman (Emmerdale) as The Fonz and Cheryl Baker (Bucks Fizz) as Mrs Cunningham. Happy Days – A New Musical is a hilarious feelgood musical that is guaranteed to have you rockin' and rollin' all week long! Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets £36.50 - £16.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £43.50 - £37.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off all other performances ACCESS CAP Audio described & captioned: Sat 10 May (matinee), (preceded by Touch Tour)

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“Did I think it was sexy? You bet!”

Monday 19 Saturday 24 May 2014

Daily Mirror

Tonight’s the Night - The Rod Stewart Musical Written by Ben Elton

Rod Stewart is one of the best selling recording artists of all time. In a career spanning five decades he’s as popular now as ever with his acclaimed new album Time topping the UK charts, a sell-out Arena Tour in 2013 and last year’s No.1 Bestseller Rod – An Autobiography. Tonight’s The Night, the smash hit West End musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod is the all-singing, all-dancing feel good show which went on to play sold-out theatres across the UK. Our hero ‘Stu’ is a shy young man, so tongue tied that he cannot find the courage to declare his love to the girl of his dreams. How different he is to his hero, that legendary rock n’ roll vagabond Rod Stewart. Rediscover the magic of 25 classic Rod songs including Maggie May, Baby Jane, Hot Legs, Sailing, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy and Tonight's The Night in this sensational musical comedy featuring spectacular staging, a world class band and dazzling choreography. Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger. Choreographed by Denise Ranger. Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £35.50 - £16.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £40.50 - £35.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off all other performances ACCESS CAP Audio described & captioned: Sat 24 May (matinee), (preceded by Touch Tour)

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HMT Tuesday 17 Saturday 28 June 2014

West Side Story Direct from a sell-out season at London Sadler’s Wells and following international critical acclaim West Side Story comes to Aberdeen . With ground breaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story changed the face of musical theatre for ever. Now Joey McKneely’s vibrant stage production is thrilling audiences again. Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and packed with unforgettable songs including Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty, this production of West Side Story is 'still as gloriously fresh, relevant and thrilling as ever.’ (Time Out 2013) Be sure not to miss this production of the classic musical, ‘there’s nothing more exciting or engaging at the moment on stage.’ (Telegraph 2013)

★★★★

“Dazzles anew”Times 14.8.2013 Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Wed wk.1 2pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £43.50 - £20.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £48.50 - £37.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £10 off opening night and Monday night £4 off all other performances

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HMT Tuesday 23 September Saturday 4 October 2014

Top Hat

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

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

WINNER! OLIVIER AWARDS 2013 BEST NEW

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★★★★★

“A joyous

production”

BBC Radio London

★★★★★

“High class. Absolutely topping”Magic 105.4 Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £47 - £21 inc. bf R Premium seats £56 - £51 inc. bf ★APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances APA Friends early bird discount - ask Box Office for details, subject to availability. ACCESS DISCOUNTS CAP Audio described & captioned: Sat 4 October (matinee), (preceded by Touch Tour)

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★★★★★

“A musical like this comes around once in a lifetime” The Sunday Telegraph

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SCOTTISH PREMIERE

Wednesday 21 January Sunday 8 February 2015

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

★★★★

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

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

Tickets £43 - £18 inc. bf R Premium seats £51 - £43 inc. bf ★APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances APA Friends early bird discount - ask Box Office for details, subject to availability. ACCESS CAP Audio described & captioned: Sat 7 February 2pm, (preceded by Touch Tour)

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HMT Tuesday 5 Saturday 30 May 2015

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

“Wicked will entrance every generation in wonder, wit and suspense” Time Out Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm, wk 1 Wed 2pm, wk 2-4 Thu 2pm, wk 4 Tue 2pm

Tickets £56 - £26 inc. bf R Premium seats £76 - £73.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances ACCESS CAP Audio described & captioned: Sat 23 May (matinee), (preceded by Touch Tour)

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SCOTTISH EXCLUSIVE

Tuesday 4 Saturday 8 March 2014 THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

JANE ASHER IN

Moon Tiger Directed by Stephen Unwin Adapted from Penelope Lively’s Booker Prize-winning novel by Simon Reade Compelling, moving and eloquent, one of the great novels of the 20th century is brought to the stage for the first time. Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire. Claudia Hampton is a popular historian, a beautiful and difficult woman. Looking back over her life she remembers events and people who have shared her triumphs and tragedies. Against a background of world events, Claudia’s own story provokes a sharp combination of sadness, shock and amusement. Jane Asher is one of the UK’s most accomplished actresses. Her recent theatre credits include Pride and Prejudice at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Charley’s Aunt, The Importance of Being Earnest and Festen. Recent television includes Stephen Poliakoff's Dancing on the Edge, Holby City and The Old Guys and she stars in the 2013 film I Give it a Year. Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £26.50 - £19 inc. bf R Premium seats £31.50 - £19 inc. bf ★APA Friends 2 for 1 Tue/Wed £4 off all other performances ACCESS CAP Audio described & captioned: Sat 8 March (matinee), (preceded by Touch Tour)

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Tuesday 11 Saturday 15 March 2014

Pygmalion BAFTA award-winning Alistair McGowan stars as Henry Higgins in this major new revival in a centenary year production of Bernard Shaw’s enduring masterpiece directed by Tony awardwinning David Grindley. Pygmalion is one of theatre’s most entertaining and beguiling explorations of gender and class and is perhaps best known as the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady. The aristocratic and pompous Professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform the manners and speech of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle. Packed with a host of larger than life characters Pygmalion remains one of Shaw’s most popular plays and a classic British drama; full of his trademark wit, style and humour. Alistair has established himself as a formidable actor in recent years receiving critical acclaim for several West End appearances including Little Shop of Horrors, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination. Rula Lenska (Coronation Street) joins Alistair to play Mrs Higgins and Jamie Foreman (Eastenders, Layer Cake) will play Alfred Doolittle.

CLASSIC BRITISH DRAMA

“The perfect comedy of ideas…I could have watched all night and still have watched some more“ Daily Telegraph

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

Tickets £30.50 - £19.50 inc. bf R Family ticket £4 off Premium seats £35.50 - £31.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends 2 for 1 first 2 nights £4 off all other performances DISCOUNTS

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Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins

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Time Out

Tuesday 1 Saturday 5 April 2014

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Mail on Sunday Sunday Times

Chariots of Fire Direct from the West End celebrate one of this country’s most thrilling and greatest ever sporting achievements as the critically acclaimed Chariots of Fire embarks on a limited UK tour. With a cast of 21, thrilling track races thundering through the auditorium and featuring the original, hugely iconic Vangelis score this is event theatre at its best. Adapted from the legendary Oscar-winning movie, this spectacular and ingenious retelling of Eric Liddell’s and Harold Abraham’s quest to become the fastest men on earth is an electrifying and immensely moving tale of two men’s rivalry, and their unwavering determination to conquer the world in the face of prejudice, immovable beliefs and overwhelming odds. This is one theatrical event that will leave you breathless with excitement.

★★★★★

“Chariots is Flaming Fantastic....Gold Medals All Round”Daily Mail Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets £30.50 - £19.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £35.50 - £31.50 inc. bf Under 30’s £11 inc. bf, Wednesday only ★APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances ACCESS CAP Audio described & captioned: Sat 5 April (matinee), (preceded by Touch Tour)

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Tuesday 27 - Saturday 31 May 2014

Monday 13 - Saturday 18 October 2014

Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott

Directed by Lucy Bailey

When murder calls…hang up. Frederick Knott’s intense and darkly gripping thriller, Dial M for Murder, famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock, is now on a UK tour. Tony is convinced his wife is having an affair. We watch mesmerised at Tony’s precision in planning what must surely be the perfect murder… until it falters in the most unexpected way. Claustrophobic and frightening, Lucy Bailey’s exciting new production reclaims this brilliant and erotic tale of betrayal, passion and ultimately, murder. Lucy Bailey’s directing credits include The Postman Always Rings Twice in the West End and a number of productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company including The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale and Julius Caesar which also transferred to New York.

One Man, Two Guvnors

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

★★★★ “Dial M for Marvellous”Daily Telegraph

“The funniest show on the planet”Daily Mail

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

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

Tickets £26.50 - £19 inc. bf CGSR Premium seats £31.50 - £29.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends 2 for 1 first 2 nights, £4 off all other performances

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A PLAY, A PIE & A PINT

Not enough drama in your life? Top up after work. Following our successful opening of A Play, A Pie and A Pint series in partnership with Oran Mor we are delighted to announce the spring season dates. Its been going like a fair in Glasgow for 10 years. It does what it says on the tin. Join us after work for a tasy bite, your tipple and top new theatre from some of the country’s best talent. To avoid disapointment book early! Here’s what our customers thought….

“A great way to introduce people to theatre.” “Liked the relaxed, friendly, casual, enthusiastic and intimate atmosphere. Super actors, interesting topic; big WELL DONE to all.” “Thanks for hosting such a brilliant concept” ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS AND ORAN MOR PRESENT

Here’s what the press thought….

★★★★ “GOLD PLATED”The Herald

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Tuesday 18 March 2014

MANIPULATE VISUAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

Thursday 20 March 2014

Tuesday 11 March 2014

JULIE MADLY DEEPLY WENDY HOOSE Saturday 5 April 2014

DARE TO CARE A SLOW AIR

Tuesday 15 April 2014

FACTOR 9 Saturday 3 May 2014

CHALK FARM

MARCH MOVES Saturday 8 March 2014

Thursday 27 March 2014

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Saturday 15 March 2014

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HMT Wednesday 15 Saturday 18 January 2014 SCOTTISH BALLET

Hansel & Gretel

Choreography: Christopher Hampson Music: Engelbert Humperdinck, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra Unwrap a tasty new Christmas treat with the world premiere of Christopher Hampson's fantastical Hansel & Gretel. A 1950's town, all the children have disappeared. Plucky Hansel and Gretel embark on an exciting adventure venturing deep into the enchanted forest to find their friends. This delightfully inventive brand new Hansel & Gretel takes creative twists and turns inspired by the Grimm Brother's famous fairy tale - and the stories and imagination of the people of Scotland. A carousel of delicious treats from start to finish, Hansel & Gretel is full to the brim with magic and wit; with toys that come to life and a beautiful bewitching ballerina who is not at all as she seems. Scrumptiously surreal and with more than a sprinkle of festive magic - take an enchanting journey with Scotland's national dance company this winter. Humperdinck's evocative score is performed live by the Scottish Ballet orchestra.

Friday 17 January

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WEE HANSEL & GRETEL See page 27 for details

Call Box Office to book.

BALLET CAFE Wednesday 15 January, 2pm - 5pm FREE POST-SHOW TALK Take part in a gentle beginners’ dance session, listen to an illustrated talk and chat over a cup of tea and cake. Tickets £10 Friday 17 Jan 10 mins after end of show

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HMT Wednesday 12 Friday 14 February 2014

Rambert Featuring the return of Christopher Bruce’s

Rooster

Making a much anticipated return after a 13-year absence, dance powerhouse Rambert presents Rooster, Christopher Bruce’s electrifying celebration of the swinging sixties set to music by The Rolling Stones. The programme also features Subterrain, a striking new work by former Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet Ashley Page, and the Scottish première of Barak Marshall’s The Castaways – a humorous and uplifting tale set to a vibrant mix of Yiddish music and popular American tunes. Barak’s unique style combining popular music, inventive dance and enthralling storylines make for a compelling spectacle. Don’t miss this fabulous performance by one of Britain’s most popular dance companies, with live music by the Rambert Orchestra.

“Funny, sharp and sexy”Daily Telegraph Wed - Fri 7.30pm

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Friday 11 & Saturday 12 April 2014

Brendan Cole Licence to Thrill

Following on from his debut Theatre Tour Live and Unjudged, Brendan is once again set to dazzle audiences across the UK with his current show, Licence To Thrill. Join him and his cast of 20 musicians and dancers as they take you on a journey of music and dance in this spectacular night of theatre entertainment. Brendan, one of Strictly Come Dancing’s most charismatic choreographers and performers, will host you throughout and along with his company will treat you to an evening of Ballroom magic and Latin excitement in this, his live dance extravaganza not to be missed. With music from across the ages, there will be something for everyone in this sophisticated production set to wow audiences in 2014. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

7.30pm

Tickets £37.95 inc. bf CR ★APA Friends £2 off

Rapunzel Directed by Liv Lorent Scenario Writer Carol Ann Duffy Music composed by Murray Gold A new take on the classic fairytale, balletLORENT’s Rapunzel is as much for adults as it is for children. The story of the parents forced to give up their child, the Witch who takes her from them, the woman the child becomes, and the Prince who discovers and rescues her. Full of dark beauty, this must-see production brings together a collection of world-class collaborators; Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, and Michele Clapton, award winning Costume Designer for Game of Thrones. Full of colour and emotion, this spellbinding retelling (performed by a company of outstanding dancers) is narrated by Lesley Sharp, and choreographed and directed by Liv Lorent. Recommended age range of 7+ years.

“It promises to be the next Matilda, the must-get ticket for kids with standards”The Times Fri 7pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7pm

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Running time: 2hrs inc. interval

Wednesday 30 April - Saturday 3 May 2014

Romeo & Juliet

Dance meets drama with powerful effect in Scottish Ballet’s iconic and vivid reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s greatest love story. Choreographer Krzysztof Pastor (Dutch National Ballet) has created a Romeo and Juliet for Scottish Ballet as timeless as love itself; set against a dramatic multimedia backdrop, his story of star-crossed lovers spans three decades of Italian life. Romeo & Juliet is set to the world-famous Prokofiev score - performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra and with special rearrangement by kind permission of the Prokofiev estate.

“Breathtaking - a triumph” Sunday Herald Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2pm

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Lord of the Flies

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FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS Call Box Office to book.

Thursday 1 May 6.30pm - 7pm, Friday 2 May 6.30pm - 7pm FAMILY INSIGHT Sat 3 May, 11am - 12.30pm Learn about the characters, story and costumes in a way that will appeal to both young and old. (Age 12+) Tickets £5.50/£3.50 concession

BALLET CAFE LATE Tuesday 29 April, 7pm - 9pm

Take part in a gentle beginners’ dance session, listen to an illustrated talk and chat over a cup of tea and cake. Tickets £10

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

★★★★“A superbly visceral version of Golding’s novel.

Astonishing, memorable”The Glasgow Herald

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

Tickets £30.50 - £19.50 inc. bf CGSR Premium seats £35.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends 2 for 1 opening night, £4 all other performances


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Friday 21 Sunday 23 February 2014

Monday 7 & Tuesday 8 April 2014

The Singing Kettle

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SCOTTISH BALLET

Wee Hansel & Gretel A wee version of a big ballet... Join Hansel, Gretel and a magical ballerina on an enchanting journey into the woods filled with adventure, imagination and festive charm. This specially adapted hour-long performance features the company’s dancers accompanied live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. The perfect way for young families to discover the magic of ballet. Discover our Family Fun Pack at scottishballet.co.uk/kidszone. Recommended for age 3+

Fri 1.30pm

Tickets £11 inc. bf Family ticket (max 2 adults) £36 inc. bf plus £6 per additional child inc. bf

Running time: approx. 1hr

Magic Wishing Well

Aliens Love Underpants

Close your eyes, cross your fingers and make a wish..... The Singing Kettle will be at their brilliant best for this sensational new Show. It’s overflowing with superb audience participation, amazing costumes and lots and lots of non-stop fun. Join Anya, Kevin and Gary as they visit Kettle Village Square in search of the Magic Wishing Well. Singalong with favourite songs including, My Aunt Came Back, Burping Bears and Jelly Belly. There’ll be new songs too, as well as loads of surprises from start to finish. Magic Wishing Well is enthralling for both young and old and some lucky children will end up on stage to join in the action.

Based on the book by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort Adapted & directed by Adam Bampton-Smith Aliens love underpants Of every shape and size But there are no underpants in space So here's a big surprise! This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects, madcap action, original music (and lots of aliens of course!) this fantastically fresh and funny production will delight the whole family. You'll laugh your PANTS off! “an excellent show for the entire family!” Primary Times

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

Mon 1.30pm & 3.30pm, Tue 11am & 2pm Running time: 55mins no interval

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HMT Tuesday 13 Saturday 17 May 2014 THE BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS

Horrible Histories Barmy Britain 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 with a brand new show Barmy Britain with all new amazing 3D effects! Can you beat battling Boudicca? Has William Wallace met his match? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Can King Charles keep his head? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare, dare to dance the Tyburn jig, move to the groove with party Queen Victoria and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World War! It’s the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

Tue - Sat 7pm, Wed 1.30pm, Thu & Fri 10.30am, Sat 2.30pm

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Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 July 2014

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo Adapted & Directed by Simon Reade Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by third Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. ★★★★★ “The horrors of war and the joyfulness of life are bound up together in this magnificent show.” The Scotsman

Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Come and join Peppa and her friends for another all-singing, alldancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles! The nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it - quick! As they set up a fete to raise the money for the repairs, they'll need your help to make sure everything goes smoothly. Join Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, as well as Danny Dog, Pedro Pony and Suzy Sheep as they have fun putting up bunting, running stalls and organising a great day out. There's also a Champion Puddle Jumping competition judged by Mr Potato where everyone gets wet and Peppa needs to find her Golden Boots! Peppa Pig returns live on stage with super cute puppets and brilliant sing-along songs. So grab your wellies and brollies and get splashing!

Wed & Fri 2pm, Thu - Sat 11am, ages 8+

Sat/Sun 10am, 1pm & 4pm

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Saturday 29 November 2014 - Sunday 4 January 2015

Cinderella

Beauty and the Beast

Aberdeen audiences will have a ball this Christmas with this year’s magical family. The most popular of all pantomimes is brought to His Majesty’s stage with dazzling sets, amazing costumes, an abundance of comedy, and stunning special effects. Packed with audience participation, this will be a truly magical staging of the beautiful rags-to-riches fairy-tale.

This tale as old as time is filled with spectacular pantomime magic and filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers. Can true love set the Beast free? Only our heroine Beauty holds the power to break the spell and help deliver a happy ever after ending!

Don’t leave booking any longer, or even your Fairy Godmother won’t be able to magic you a ticket! Starring Elaine C Smith along with Alan McHugh, Jordan Young and Barbara Rafferty.

This will be a true beauty of a show and another unmissable HMT pantomime!

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Check with Box Office for full performance schedule

Tickets £26.50 - £20.50 inc. bf CGSR ★APA Friends £4 off opening weekend, £2 off selected other performances

Tickets £27 - £21.50 inc. bf CGSR ★APA Friends £4 off opening weekend, £2 off selected other performances

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A Million Miles Away A tall little girl a long way from home... Not quite sure what to do… Thinking this year Christmas might not be the same... And she’s right - it won’t. This year she’ll be on an island surrounded by stars. Stars that are magical, mischief making and fun. This year Christmas will be one in a million…

Tickets £8.80 inc. bf

Sunday 18 May 2014

MADE TO MEASURE

THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK

Saturday 26 April 2014

Join us for this delightful and inventive Christmas experience, created especially for The Lemon Tree, by Frozen Charlotte Productions (winners of the 2012 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland for Best Production for Children and Young People). Sat - Thu 10.30am & 1.30pm, selected dates 4pm

Sunday 30 March 2014

Recommended for age 3+

ROBIN HOOD Wednesday 14 Saturday 17 May 2014

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Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 February 2014

Wednesday 26 February 2014

OPERA & BALLET INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS AN ELLEN KENT PRODUCTION VERDI’S

OPERA & BALLET INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS AN ELLEN KENT PRODUCTION VERDI’S

Nabucco - with the famous chorus of Hebrew slaves

Aida - the grandest of all operas Directed by Ellen Kent featuring the Celebrated Chisinau National Opera and National Philharmonic with International Guest soloists. Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas returns to the UK with a stunning, traditional brand new production of this magnificent story of war, jealousy and revenge, at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames. Traditionally staged, this lavish production with amazing special effects includes spectacular ballet sequences, stunning sets inspired by the Valley of the Kings and costumes taken from designs found in tomb paintings. Featuring the classic Triumphal March with an incredible pyrotechnic display using the most spectacular effects including fire spinners and a wall of fire inspired by Vulcan, the Lord of Fire, under whose temple that Radames and Aida met their death in an enclosed chamber – NOT TO BE MISSED!

“Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish”The Independent Mon & Tue 7.30pm

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Directed by Ellen Kent featuring the Celebrated Chisinau National Opera and National Philharmonic with International Guest soloists. Ellen Kent returns with a new production of the very first opera she ever produced. Verdi’s haunting and melodi of the Hebrew slaves follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco. This powerful tale is laced with revenge, destruction and jealousy. A spectacular traditionally staged production featuring magnificent sets and costumes with amazing lighting and stage effects. Nabucco promises to be an evening to remember.

“Worth going a long way to hear”Manchester Evening News “A terrific production of Verdi’s epic tale”Liverpool Daily Post 7.30pm

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Thursday 12 & Saturday 14 June 2014 SCOTTISH OPERA PRESENTS PUCCINI’S

Madama Butterfly Classic, timeless and stylish, Sir David McVicar’s Madama Butterfly has been a firm favourite since it was first staged in 2000. Foregoing sentimentality to create a rich cast of characters with unflinchingly human characteristics, his production lays bare a hugely atmospheric, poignant story that still has the power to affect, over a century after it was first performed. Puccini’s sense of theatre is second to none and Butterfly sees him doing what he does best – painting beautifully exotic pictures in sound that are dramatic, often hauntingly lyrical, and full of emotion. Korean soprano Hye-Youn Lee, one of The Independent on Sunday’s ‘Faces to Watch’ in 2013, and Anne Sophie Duprels (Manon 2009) share the role of Butterfly. José Ferrero (Tosca 2012) is Pinkerton. Supported by Lord and Lady Laidlaw

Madama Butterfly Unwrapped A FREE HOUR LONG TASTER Friday 13 June at 6pm Pre-show talk Saturday 14 June at 6pm Touch Tour Saturday 14 June at 6pm Thu & Sat 7.30pm

Running time: approx. 2hrs 40 mins inc. interval

Tickets £54 - £18 inc. bf R Under 26s £10 inc. bf R ★APA Friends £4 off Thursday performance ACCESS Audio described: Sat 14 June, (preceded by Touch Tour)

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The Messiah The festive season would be incomplete without a performance of this great oratorio, written in 1741 by Georg Frederic Handel. Featuring some of the most glorious choral music ever written including the triumphant Hallelujah Chorus. Join the massed forces of the Aberdeen Choral Society accompanied by the Grampian Sinfonia led by conductor Alistair MacDonald with leading soloists for the ultimate traditional celebration of the Christmas season.

Christmas Classics Jamie MacDougall Singer and presenter Stephen Bell Conductor The BBC SSO’s annual Christmas Classics concert, recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland every year, is a highlight of Aberdeen's festive celebrations. Once again tenor Jamie MacDougall is your host for an evening of music that includes works by Tchaikovsky, Handel, and Leroy Anderson, and invites you to join in as the orchestra plays some much-loved carols. Your Christmas just wouldn't be the same without it!

7.15pm

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra Christmas Concert: The Snowman Howard Blake’s The Snowman Christopher Bell Conductor RSNO Chorus Join the RSNO and RSNO Chorus for a family celebration this Christmas! Conducted and presented by the effervescent Christopher Bell, this concert is packed full of your favourite festive melodies and traditional singalong carols. Plus, don’t miss the magical film The Snowman shown on the big screen, accompanied by Howard Blake’s timeless music and narrated by a special star guest.

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7.30pm Running time 2hrs 5mins inc. interval

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One Night in Vienna Johann Strauss Gala

7.30pm

Running time 2hrs inc. interval

Tickets £22 - £10.50 CG

Back with a new show for 2014 - A Viennese Party starring irrepressible showman and conductor Rainer Hersch, who takes you on a light-hearted journeythrough a fizzing assortment of music and dance. Dancers twirl and whirl in graceful unison with billowing gowns and distinctive elegance. The Blue Danube Waltz, Radetzky March, Emperor Waltz, Lucifer Polka, Perpetuum Mobile, Il Bacio ‘The Kiss’ Plus many more of your favourite waltzes and polkas from the Strauss family and friends. Featuring sparkling soprano Kristy Swift, Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious costumes of the period and the Johann Strauss Orchestra.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra Paris Masterworks

Mozart Symphony No 32 Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp K299 Debussy Danses Sacrée & Profane Bizet Symphony in C Joseph Swensen Conductor Alison Mitchell Flute Sivan Magen Harp SCO Conductor Emeritus, Joseph Swensen, returns to Scotland with a programme with Paris at its heart. His delightful concerto pairs the world-class SCO Principal Flute Alison Mitchell with harpist Sivan Magen. Debussy’s virtuoso showpiece should give him plenty of opportunity to shine. Swensen closes with the miraculous symphony Bizet wrote at the age of just seventeen – and to this day it is one of the most popular works in the world.

Friday 17 January 2014

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Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947) Schubert Symphony No 4 ‘Tragic’ Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 Douglas Boyd Conductor John Lill Piano John Lill may be one of Britain’s best-loved pianists, but he hasn’t let it mellow him! Critics have hailed his “fiercely passionate and romantic temperament”: and that’s exactly what’s needed for Brahms’ grand, tempestuous heartbreaker of a First Piano Concerto. Under the inspirational Douglas Boyd, this will be terrific – and a spectacular contrast to Stravinsky’s ritualistic Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Schubert’s dramatic Fourth Symphony. Pre-concert Talk 6.45pm (free to ticket holders)

Friday 7 March 2014

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Grieg Piano Concerto

American Classics

Elgar Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town) (c.14') Grieg Piano Concerto (c.30') Shostakovich Symphony No.1 (c.31') Lars Vogt Piano Donald Runnicles Conductor A playfulness and inner glow gives Grieg's youthful Piano Concerto its perennial freshness, and few pianists are better equipped than Lars Vogt to draw out the Concerto's latent poetry. It's followed by one of the most extraordinary explosions of youthful energy in all 20th century music: the teenage Dmitri Shostakovich's brilliant First Symphony. Donald Runnicles reveals both the boy-poet and the raspberry-blowing prankster behind this deliciously deadpan masterpiece.

Barber Adagio for Strings (c.8') Barber Violin Concerto (c.22') Copland Symphony No.3 (c.42') Sarah Chang Violin David Alan Miller Conductor Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings may have begun life in a neglected string quartet, but it's become one of those rare pieces that echo the heartbeat of a nation. On the eve of war, that same blossoming lyricism made Barber's Violin Concerto an instant modern classic, its glorious tunes perfect for the gleaming tone of Sarah Chang. And seven years and a victory later, Aaron Copland saluted a new era in a symphony of blue skies and boundless optimism, crowned by - what else? - a Fanfare for the Common Man.

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Benjamin Grosvenor: A Romantic Journey APA is thrilled to have secured sought-after superstar pianist Benjamin Grosvenor for three stellar concerts. It’s the ideal way to sample some of the great Romantics: Beethoven, Ravel, Brahms, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert. Internationally recognised for his electrifying performances, Benjamin was launched into the public eye in 2004 aged 11 as a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year. His exquisite technique and ingenious flair have made him one of the most talked about young concert pianists in the world.

“youthful exuberance and impeccable technique”The Observer Monday 27 January 2014

Monday 14 April 2014

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Repertoire will include; Beethoven String Quartet in B Flat op. 18 no. 6 Ravel String Quartet Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor op. 34

Repertoire will include; Mendelssohn Quartet in E-Flat Major Op. 12 Dvorak Piano Quintet

“understanding of the music way beyond his years”The Independent “his pungency and force are things to marvel at”Gramophone Image by Sussie Ahlburg

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Saturday 29 March 2014

Aberdeen Sinfonietta

Garry Walker Conductor Lyn Fletcher Violin Haydn “London” Symphony Vivaldi “Spring” from The Four Seasons Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Brahms Haydn Variations Grieg Norwegian Dances Johann Strauss Voices of Spring This colourful and varied spring programme includes two popular spring masterpieces by Vivaldi and Vaughan Williams, in which Aberdeen Sinfonietta will be joined by the outstanding leader of the Hallé Orchestra, Lyn Fletcher, as soloist. Sponsored by BP.

Tuesday 25 March 2014

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Ligeti Melodien Haydn Symphony No 73 in D ‘La Chasse’ Dvorak Cello Concerto Robin Ticciati Conductor Steven Isserlis Cello This concert brings together the music of three composers who occupied neighbouring territories in Eastern Europe at different times over the past three centuries - a fascinating timetravelling blend of much-loved masterworks with the perhaps less familiar, but no less brilliant music of Ligeti. But there is a further hidden theme here: the horn. Instrument of postmen and hunters, beloved of misty-eyed Romantics, full-blooded dramatists and sharp-witted avant-gardistes… this concert brings the SCO’s Horn section to the fore.

Thursday 24 April 2014

Aberdeen Choral Society Dvorák Requiem

7.30pm

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Scottish Ensemble Scottish Variations Gesualdo Sally Beamish Dvorák Various Composers

This a rare chance to hear one of this ever popular Czech composer’s mightiest works. Experience drama in abundance as well as enjoying some of Dvorák’s most irresistible melodies. Aberdeen Choral Society combine with Grampian Sinfonia and a team of eminent soloists to perform this thrilling concert.

7.30pm

Tickets £22 - £17.60 inc. bf C

‘Moro lasso’ Concerto Grosso Cypresses (arr. Suk) Scottish Variations (SE new commission) Suk Serenade for Strings in E Flat Major This concert marks the end of the Scottish Ensemble 21 – 24 April City Residency in Aberdeen. During the residency the Ensemble will be out and about across the city in a wide-ranging programme of concerts and events. The four days of the Scottish Ensemble residency builds to a main-season evening concert. In this programme you will hear contemporary string music inspired by traditional Scottish melody, Czech music also influenced by home-grown folk traditions, and the intensely expressive music of Gesualdo, which provided inspiration for an SE commission from Sally Beamish.

Pre-concert Talk 6.45pm (free to ticket holders) Full details of the Scottish Ensemble residency will be announced at scottishensemble.co.uk

7.30pm

Running time 2hrs inc. interval

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Friday 25 April 2014

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Saturday 17 May 2014

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Mahler 9 Arvo Pärt Cantus In Memoriam Benjamin Britten (c.7') Mahler Symphony No.9 (c.85') Donald Runnicles conductor Every performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony is a unique occasion, and given Donald Runnicles' special relationship with late Romanticism, this will prove to be one of the highlights of the BBC SSO’s Aberdeen season. Arvo Part's minimalist elegy for Britten is a perfectly chosen upbeat to Mahler's overwhelming symphonic swansong. Please note there will be no interval in this concert.

Saturday 26 April 2014

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra Benedetti Plays Mozart Beethoven Overture, Egmont Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A ‘Turkish’ Beethoven Symphony No 4 Jérémie Rhorer Conductor Nicola Benedetti Violin Brilliant, tuneful, rhythmic, exotic – that’s what ‘Turkish’ meant to Mozart, and his violin concerto is a joyous showstopper for Scotland’s favourite violinist. Jérémie Rhorer is a formidable conductor who has been building a terrific career in Europe, especially in the opera house. Egmont’s fiery blast will be special – a perfect complement to the softer loveliness of the fourth symphony. Pre-concert Talk 6.45pm (free to ticket holders) Nicola Benedetti talks about the music in tonight’s programme.

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Spinal Chords In assocation with sound APA is working with sound, Scotland’s festival of new music, to bring one of classical music’s most innovative and unique ensembles to Aberdeen for the first time. Corelli Concerto Grosso in D Op 6 No 1 Vivaldi Sinfonia in B minor (Al santo sopolcro) Sally Beamish Spinal Chords (SCOTTISH PREMIERE) Bach Violin Concerto in A minor Handel Concerto Grosso in A Op 6 No 11 Matthew Truscott Director/Violin Juliet Stevenson Narrator (subject to confirmation) The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment was founded in 1987 by a group of inquisitive London musicians who created a group which pushed the boundaries of orchestral music. Resident at the Southbank Centre and Glyndebourne Festival, the OAE continues to explore, question and reinvent, working with world-class musicians along the way including principal artists Sir Mark Elder and Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra leader Matthew Truscott directs a programme centred around the Scottish premiere performance of Spinal Chords, a work for orchestra and narrator by Scottish composer Sally Beamish. The text for the work was written by award-winning journalist Melanie Reid, who broke her neck and back in a riding accident in 2010. The OAE commissioned the piece as part of the London 20x12 Cultural Olympiad. The concert in the Music Hall, performed entirely using period instruments, also includes some of the best-loved ensemble repertiore of the Baroque era. 7.30pm

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“For this remarkable ensemble, its all about the music” The Independent

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra Oundjian Conducts Beethoven 7 Haydn Violin Concerto No 1 Adès Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony No 7 Peter Oundjian Conductor Augustin Hadelich Violin What a song and dance! Violinist Augustin Hadelich’s glorious sound and stunning technique has left critics reeling – and we’ll get to hear plenty of both, as he tackles two equally entertaining violin concertos from two very different centuries. And then, hold onto your seat as Peter Oundjian and the RSNO let rip in Beethoven’s electrifying Seventh Symphony: 40 minutes of pure, headlong rhythm and some of the most glorious tunes that even Beethoven ever wrote. Irresistible.

Sunday 25 May 2014

7.30pm

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Aberdeen Sinfonietta

Summer Concert

Peter Parfitt Eleanor Dennis Aberdeen Bach Choir Mozart Mozart Delius

SCOTTISHE PREMIER “…the piece managed to communicate something profound about the power of human endurance.” The Telegraph on Spinal Chords

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Serenata notturna Exultate jubilate Three pieces: Song before Sunrise; Walk to the Paradise Garden On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine Rutter Magnificat The orchestra welcomes the opportunity to work with the fast rising star, Aberdeenshire-born soprano Eleanor Dennis, and to continue their well established association with Aberdeen Bach Choir and their popular and inspiring conductor Peter Parfitt.

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CULTURE CAFE AT THE MUSIC HALL

LOOKING FOR SOME STIMULATING LUNCH COMPANY? ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS

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Following our star studded opening season of lunchtime events, Culture Café is back with four more top quality performers to whet your appetite. Pop in during your lunch hour, take a break from shopping, or meet some chums for a unique and relaxing hour of classical music and writers’ talks. WRITERS EVENTS ARE PROGRAMMED AND CHAIRED BY ALAN SPENCE, PROFESSOR OF CREATIVE WRITING AT UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN.

Wednesday 5 February 2014 CELLO Wednesday 2 April 2014

Philip Higham

Jennifer Pike

Philip is one of the first British cellists in generations to have won top prizes at three major international competitions including 2008 Bach Leipzig, 2009 Lutoslawski Competitions, and 2010 Feuermann Competition. Born in Edinburgh, he studied at the RNCM with Emma Ferrand and Ralph Kirshbaum. He was selected for representation by YCAT in 2009 and plays a Tecchler cello c.1730. Debussy Cello Sonata Schumann 3 Romances Op.94 Brahms Cello Sonata No2 in F, Op.99 “Philip Higham is undoubtedly one of the most impressive young British cellists….he has all the qualities of a worldclass artist.” The Strad Wigmore Hall June 2012

Having been, at the age of 12, the youngest-ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, Jennifer is now firmly established amongst the finest violinists of her generation, in demand around the world. Mozart Violin Sonata in G K301 Janácek Violin Sonata Dvorák Four Romantic Pieces Op. 75 Rózsa Variations on a Hungarian Peasant Song Op. 4 “Simply spectacular” The Independent

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Wednesday 5 March 2014

Janice Galloway

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WRITER Wednesday 7 May 2014

Janice Galloway is one of Scotland's finest writers, an awesome talent and an electrifying performer of her own work. From her first, groundbreaking novel, The trick is to keep breathing (now a set text in Scottish schools), through her books of short stories, more award-winning novels (Foreign Parts and Clara) to her recent volumes of memoir, This is not about me and All Made Up, her work is sharp, beautifully written and searingly honest. A rare visit to Aberdeen and an event not to be missed. “Every page has you tipping your hat and staring into space at what language can help create... Staggeringly well done.” Observer

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Denise Mina is the brightest star in the dazzling firmament of Scottish crime writers and her work achieves that rare balance of being hugely popular and critically acclaimed. She has published eleven novels, most recently The Red Road, and won a host of awards. She also writes comics, including Hellblazer and has adapted the Stieg Larsson Millennium trilogy as graphic novels. Prolific, versatile and prodigously talented, she is also a witty, incisive and , above all, entertaining speaker. “One of the most exciting writers to have emerged in Britain for years” Ian Rankin.


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Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts - 79th Season

Monday 13 January 2014

The Wu String Quartet Mozart, Ligeti and Beethoven Monday 17 February 2014

The Doric Quartet

Haydn, Britten, and Schubert Monday 17 March 2014

The Leonore Piano Trio

Haydn, Arensky, and Dvorak

Cowdray Hall All events 7.30pm

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Saturday 7 December

Sunday 15 December

Tuesday 31 December

Wednesday 12 March 2014

MG ALBA Scottish Traditional Music Awards

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Concert

Hogmanay Concert

The Fureys & Davey Arthur

The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards is an amazing event that attracts folk fans from across the country. The 'folk oscars' go out live on TV and feature top musicians and singers from Scotland's traditional music. Featuring live performances and a music club after the ceremony with a great party. See you there!

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.

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. A great celebration of all things Scottish for all the family. Join Scots fiddle legend Paul Anderson, Scots Singer of the year (2011) Siobhan Miller, the hilarious North-East humor of Robert Lovie and several yet to be confirmed artists for what has become one of the most popular and eagerly anticipated Hogmanay shows in Scotland. With an internationally respected cast of traditional Scottish entertainers this is guaranteed to be the perfect way to see out 2013.

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The Fureys & Davey Arthur have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 36 years. The legends of Irish music and song are renowned for their hit songs I will love you, When you were sweet 16, The Green fields of France. A Fureys concert is always a night to remember!

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Saturday 19 April 2014

Saturday 3 May 2014

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Foster and Allen

Scottish Fiddle Orchestra

Bucksburn and District Pipe Band

Jethro Tull’s

For over three decades Foster and Allen have been entertaining audiences all over the world and performing all hits including A Bunch Of Thyme, Maggie and After All These Years. Their music and easy listening sound remains as fresh and exciting as ever and they love entertaining, especially playing to a live audience.

7.30pm

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The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra returns to it's 'home ' in Aberdeen once again with it's blend of music, singing and dancing which is enjoyed the world over. Last year the audiences in China were as enthralled with their blend of traditional music as the ones here at home. With the Bucksburn Junvenile Pipe Band adding to the spectacle this promises to be a real feast of Scottish entertainment. Compered by our own Jim McColl MBE there will be something for everyone - young and old - in this evening of Scottish Music at it's best.

7.30pm

★Tickets £22 - £19.80 inc. bf CGS

It’s finally here - The concert that everyone has been waiting for!! 9 times and current Grade One World Champions, Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band will perform at this well established pre-season concert. The night will once again include showcasing young local talent alongside the best in Grade one which gives the youngsters a feel of what it’s like to play on stage beside the best. Everyone in Bucksburn is immensely excited and honoured to welcome FMM to Aberdeen. The concert will highlight the young piping and drumming talent being developed by bands such as Bucksburn and District.

Ian Anderson

Following the great success of his current Thick As A Brick tour, legendary Prog Rock icon Ian Anderson will be coming to town. Ian will be joined by his band, featuring John O'Hara on keyboards, bassist David Goodier, guitarist Florian Opahle and drummer Scott Hammond.

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The Northern Arc sessions are back with two thrilling partnerships featuring four of Scotland and Scandinavia’s top acts! 7.30pm

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Saturday 31 May 2014

Peatbog Faeries & Hedningarna

Treacherous Orchestra & Tuva Livsdatter Syvertsen

The Peatbog Faeries have been at the forefront of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance for many years. We needed to find an international artist who could match their energy, high octane performance, and unbelievable musicianship. Cue Hedningarna, ‘The Heathens’, from Sweden. The trio weild a forest of strange instruments, and a unique style that has awarded them the accolade of ‘best live act’ many times.

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Treacherous Orchestra take Scottish dance music into a thrilling new dimension. Comprising ten of Scotland’s, and two of Ireland’s, finest young instrumentalists, this truly turbocharged collective have incited merry mayhem at every one of their previous appearances. They are joined by extraordinary young Norwegian musician Tuva Livsdatter Syvertsen who sings like an angel and plays the Hardanger fiddle like a demon.

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Saturday 21 December

Sunday 21 September 2014

Christmas Ceilidh with Shindig

Kate Rusby Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby. A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, of touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination. Audiences are sure to be thoroughly entertained by Kate’s choice of much-loved classics from her back catalogue stretching over her two decades of music making. As ever, she will be joined on stage by the cream of British folk musicians who form her band. These virtuoso artists are sure to delight you with their exceptional talents. 7.30pm

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Friday 24 January 2014

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Friday 7 February 2014

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Shindig

SAT 21 DEC

Friday 28 February 2014

Thursday 16 January 2014

NORTHERN LIGHTS Tuesday 18 February 2014

KRIS DREVER & EAMONN COYLE Monday 17 March 2014

EWAN MACLENNAN

Danse McCabre

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Friday 21 March 2014

Saturday 19 April 2014

The New Distillery Ceilidh Band

BLAZIN’ FIDDLES 8pm

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Sunday 8 December

Monday 9 December

Slade & Sweet

Evening Express Grampian Hospitals Carol Concert Christmas Carol Concert

Throughout the seventies, Slade became one of Europe's biggest bands, touring and recording continuously, producing a catalogue of hits and providing a soundtrack to the glam generation. Slade today are still one of the most exciting live bands on the road, their stage performance is a dynamic, powerful and exhilarating roller-coaster ride of pure unadulterated rock 'n' roll. Sweet are a national treasure and a rock music phenomena who have taken every continent by storm for more than four decades. The quintessential glam rock band have spent over three years in the UK charts alone. They have sold over 55 million records worldwide, and, including their no.1 hit Blockbuster, have had 34 number 1 hits worldwide and still play to sell out audiences throughout the world. 7.30pm

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

in aid of CLICSargent Cancer Care for Children

7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 30mins inc. interval

Tickets £8.80 inc. bf C

Ocean Colour Scene With a background that can boast several top 10 singles, tourmates with Paul Weller and a support slot Oasis at Knebworth, Ocean Colour Scene are certainly a band to be reckoned with. Their albums Moseley Shoals and Marchin’ Already hit number 2 and number 1 in the charts respectively and launched the band to the big time. With classic tracks such as The Day We Caught The Train and The Riverboat Song you can expect a hit filled show at the Music Hall.

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Doors 6.30pm

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Tuesday 10 December

Saturday 14 December

Monday 23 December

Saturday 1 February 2014

Courteeners

Aberdeen Music Centre Christmas Concerts

One Night of Queen

Vampires Rock

Courteeners toured the UK earlier this year with a huge sold out tour which was their biggest headline tour yet and included a packed out Brixton Academy show in London. The band performed at UK festivals this year including Glastonbury, T in the Park and V Festival, which were all second headline performances, and recently performed at their own sold out two night concert at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl with support from the likes of Miles Kane and The Strypes. Courteeners released their third top ten album ANNA earlier this year which followed a two year break since the band’s last album Falcon and will be announcing the release of a new single from the album soon. Courteeners lead singer Liam Fray will also be heading out on a sold out acoustic tour next month.

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

1pm

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

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Classic Rock Spectacular Celebrating its 10th year as one of the best touring show Steve Steinman plays the supremely evil Baron Von Rockula, owner of the Live and Let Die club. 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 forever in Rock N Roll Hell. A full cast of superb singers, dancers and formidable band 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, Devil Gate Drive, I Love Rock n Roll and Poison. All teamed with an amazing stage set and pyrotechnics to blow your mind and comical story line this classic rock spectacular is not to be missed! 7.30pm

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Saturday 8 February 2014

Saturday 15 February 2014

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Wednesday 26 February 2014

The 1975

Ultimate Rhythm and Blues

Mike + The Mechanics

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines

Up and coming indie rockers The 1975 take in the Music Hall as part of their upcoming tour in support of their self titled debut album. Having shot to fame with a series of Eps including hits such as Chocolate and The City and led to support slots with Muse on their stadium tour and The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park. Tipped for big things, this is a great chance to see them before their careers skyrocket.

50th Anniversary Tour The Zombies, The Animals, The Yardbirds, Spencer Davis, Maggie Bell With this amazing line-up that had 37 hit records in the UK charts for over 300 weeks you are guaranteed an unforgettable night. Come and celebrate 50 years of Rhythm and Blues with the artists that shaped music for generations to come. DON’T MISS THIS CHANCE TO HEAR THE MUSICAL REVOLUTION OF 1964.

Formed in 1984 by Genesis founding member, guitarist, bass-player and songwriter Mike Rutherford, Mike + The Mechanics was a side project that would go on to sell over 10 million records worldwide. Originally featuring vocalists Paul Carrack and Paul Young (formerly of Sad Café), the group developed a rich catalogue of hit after hit including Silent Running, All I Need Is A Miracle, Over My Shoulder and the massive worldwide hit single The Living Years. In 2010, Rutherford joined forces with one of the UK's most successful R&B acts Andrew Roachford and Canadian born actor and singer Tim Howar for a new generation of Mike + The Mechanics who have been touring together across the UK and Europe ever since.

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland present their annual concert with a stirring selection of traditional military music, the splendid Corps of Drums, some light classical including best loved favourites from the shows, a few exquisite solo pieces and, for contrast, a session of Jazz. This will be a wonderfully colourful show with 45 Royal Marines Bandsmen on stage – an evening not to be missed! 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. www.seafarers-uk.org

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Sunday 16 March 2014

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Around the World in Music

Saturday 22 Sunday 23 March 2014

Having performed 500 major concert shows to over a half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the UK to present a spectacular new stage production celebrating the music of the legendary rock super group Fleetwood Mac. Replicating perfectly the power and subtlety of Fleetwood Mac at their brilliant best, let timeless classics such as Black Magic Woman, Albatross, Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Gypsy, Say You Love Me, Sara, Oh Diane, Little Lies, Everywhere and many more, take you on a nostalgic evening of breathtakingly outstanding musicianship; and all performed in the context where the songs work best – a live stage

Join us for a music journey around the world organised by Westhill and District Rotary Club. Over 300 talented performers from ten local schools will transport you from Scotland to distant places. Benefiting from this concert will be Childline, nominated Rotary charities and the participating schools.

Aberdeen Music Centre The ever popular Aberdeen Music Centre visit the Music Hall for two nights in to give us a taste of the top class local talent we have in Aberdeen. The centre provides opportunities for pupils to perfom in a wide variety of musical groups which includes choirs, bands and orchestras and we’re pleased to be providing a stage to showcase their abilities.

Bringing you the next big bands and singers SCAN HERE FOR LISTINGS

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Wednesday 26 March 2014

Friday 28 March 2014

Thursday 3 April 2014

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Aberdeenshire Music Centre

Scottish National Solid Silver Jazz Orchestra Sixties with Courtney Pine

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

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Courtney Pine is a musical visionary who has consistently fascinated audiences by blending world music, reggae, funk, and soul with jazz traditions and heads a new generation of exciting and innovative musicians who have turned their talents to the demanding requirements of jazz. He joins The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra as their special guest soloist to celebrate one of the most influential saxophonists in jazz history, John Coltrane. In a rare treat for jazz fans, they trace the Giant Steps of genius in A Love Supreme, Naima and Afro Blue to create a swirling storm of vibrant, spiritual energy.

Hear the classic hits performed by the original hitmakers! They say that if you remember the 60s then you weren’t there so come and fill in your memory gap with The Solid Silver 60s show. Now in its 29th year the show reunites the unforgettable talents of Chris Farlowe, Chris Montez and Wayne Fontana, all backed by Vanity Fare. Come and celebrate the UK’s original and premier 60s show!

Jane McDonald

Singer and TV star Jane McDonald, one of the nation’s favourite entertainers is back on tour, live in concert with her brand new show! Jane presents an exciting and emotionally charged evening of music and laughter. Featuring many of Jane’s best loved songs and hits from her incredible career, including some of her own compositions, amazing medleys and selections from her new album The Singer Of Your Song. Together with her fantastic musicians and backing singers Jane brings the audience to their feet night after night in the ultimate feel-good show. This is one night you won’t want to miss!

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Saturday 12 April 2014

Thursday 8 May 2014

Sunday 11 May 2014

Monday 12 May 2014

Abbamania

Magic of Motown

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Daniel O’Donnell

ABBA are one of the most popular groups in the world today, from Dancing Queen to Waterloo their record breaking songs are timeless and continue to thrill generations. Abbamania are widely regarded as the UK’s Top ABBA Tribute Show with countless sensational LIVE performances to their credit which has taken them throughout Europe.Noone can deny that Abbamania have hit GOLD with their representation of ABBA at the height of their supremacy. Abbamania will have you dancing in the aisles, creating nearly 2 hours of pure ABBA nostalgia.So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come and enjoy an unforgettable night with Abbamania.

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Tickets £20.35 inc. bf U12 £10 inc. bf* R *Must be accompanied by adult 18+

All-new for 2014: 36 back-to-back massive Motown hits, dazzling dance moves, glittering costumes and five-star performances authentically revive the style and sophistication of the Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie Jackson 5, and more. Just call its name, the Magic of Motown will be there.

From his first hits in the 1950s right up to his last, the band plays a tribute to Cash with astounding accuracy capturing the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! This is no ordinary concert, you will be treated to a feast of sound and vision with the band closely replicating the unmistakable sound of Johnny Cash accompanied with a visual backdrop containing hundreds of evocative images and clips taken during his lifetime. The Johnny Cash Roadshow celebrates the music of one of America’s greatest music performers in a unique and authentic show, unparalleled by any other within its genre.

Daniel O’Donnell has been entertaining his fans for years and comes to the Music Hall next May. Best known for being a singer and television presenter he has had considerable success at home and abroad and in 2012 became the first artist to have a different album in the UK charts every year for 25 consecutive years. Having first taken the stage in his sister’s band in 1982 he hasn’t looked back and steadily built up a loyal following through hard work and touring. Always popular and never a disappointment, book your tickets and catch him on his UK Spring tour now!

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Saturday 7 December

Wednesday 18 December

Tuesday 31 December

Saturday 25 January 2014

ALABAMA 3

MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HOGMANAY

FEDERATION OF THE DISCO PIMP & KAGOULE

Monday 16 December

Sunday 29 December

Friday 17 January 2014

Saturday 15 February 2014

YOUNG FATHERS

TERRY MCDERMOTT

LINDI ORTEGA

THE JOHN KNOX SEX CLUB

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Sunday 16 February 2014

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Thursday 20 March 2014

Friday 16 May 2014

THE BEAT

FRASER FIFIELD AND GRAEME STEPHEN

MARTIN TAYLOR

BAND OF FRIENDS

Sunday 2 March 2014

Saturday 15 March 2014

Friday 18 April 2014

Saturday 10 May 2014

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Friday 11 April 2014

Jason Manford

Everybody’s favourite northern comedian, Jason Manford is back with a new tour featuring a wealth of comedy anecdotes, comic mis-understandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit. “What Manford does best: classic, chirpychappie stand up” Guardian

Rich Hall

Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries Rich Hall’s Continental Drifters, Rich Hall’s The Dirty South, How The West Was Lost plus Channel 4’s topical late night show Stand Up For The Week. His renowned grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and king of rapid-fire wit. See this comic genius from Montana discuss a variety of topics all delivered in his own hilarious unique way. Rich has won critical acclaim across the Globe by performing to sell-out audiences each year at the Edinburgh Fringe, sell-out UK tours and at comedy festivals worldwide. “Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else” The Scotsman “Top drawer stuff from a comedian who just seems to get better and better” STV

Sarah Millican The British Comedy Award’s Queen of comedy Sarah Millican is giving up the party scene (Ann Summers), easing off on the drinking (fizzy pop equals wealthy dentists) and is settling down (taking her bra off). Determined to put down some roots, she now has a cat (furry baby) and even a tree (she has a lot of mugs). On this, her third national tour, you will learn what to take on a dirty weekend, the easiest way to blend in, in posh restaurants and how to teach a pensioner to swear. Join her for some hilarious domestic bliss.

Alan Davies

Following the sell out success of his longawaited return to stand up, Alan Davies returns with his highly anticipated follow up show, Little Victories. Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or the charming but reticent crime solver Jonathan Creek, Davies virtuosic story-telling and whip-smart funny bones combine to make this a show not to be missed. “Had the audience in stitches…hilarious” ★★★★ The Age "Alan Davies has lost none of his appeal… heart-tugging and deeply funny" Big Issue ★★★★ "One of the best Stand-up comics out there…. packed with deft silliness and shrewd observation" The Guardian

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Tickets £18.70 inc. bf R

Tickets £28.60 inc. bf R

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Saturday 7 June 2014

Russell Kane

What is it with us and smallness? We Brits love it - being tiny but fierce, close but distant. This Jedward-haired award-winning twat is the same, and he returns with a new blisteringly big-small show. Watch him ejaculate thoughts about smallness; on keeping things small when life gets big. “A seriously good comedian.” The Times “Russell Kane delivers magic in spades.” The Scotsman “A smart, probing brain lurks below the vertiginous quiff” The Evening Standard

Jimmy Carr Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’. Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive. It’s like being the ‘Tallest Dwarf’ or the ‘Healthiest Glaswegian’. Really not that big a deal. Funny Business is Jimmy’s brand new stand up show. Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition. Multiple choice. Jimmy Carr’s ‘Funny Business’ will be: a) Packed with jokes b) Rude and offensive c) A great night out If you answered a) b) or c) you were right!

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7pm

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Tickets £28.60 inc. bf R

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STEVE HUGHES Sunday 5 January 2014

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Monday 17 February 2014

STUART MACBRIDE

The Circus of Horrors

BOOK LAUNCH Friday 31 January 2014

CRAIG HILL Thursday 20 February 2014

STUART MACONIE Friday 21 February 2014

ANDREW LAWRENCE Monday 10 March 2014

ANDY KIRKPATRICK Wednesday 2 April 2014

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London After Midnight The show that stormed the finals of Britain���s Got Talent is back with an awe-inspiring rock ‘n’ roller coaster of show celebrating an astounding 18 years of shock n’ roll. Inspired by the legendary and sinister lost movie London after Midnight the show is packed with new shocks will take you on a whirlwind journey though a plague ridden London in 1665, culminating during the great fire of London in 1666. Sword swallowers, daredevil balancing acts, hair hangers,demon dwarfs, a pickled person and astounding aerial acts, all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek to the devil driven rock n’ roll of Dr Haze & The Interceptors from Hell. 7.30pm

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT

HMT Monday 7 Saturday 12 July 2014

Derren Brown: Infamous

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion returns to the stage with his latest one-man show Derren Brown: Infamous. The show promises to demonstrate once again why Derren is one of the world’s most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control. For Infamous, a more ‘personal’ show, Derren is re-united with his close collaborator and friend actor, writer Andy Nyman. Infamous is Derren’s 6th show since 2003. He has toured every year since then and been watched by an estimated audience of over 2 million people. He has won two prestigious Olivier Awards, for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012), and confesses that touring is still his favourite thing to do.

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“Remarkable…astounding…memorable” Daily Express Mon - Sat 7.30pm

Running time: 2hrs 30mins inc. interval

Tickets £38.50 - £20.50 inc. bf R Premium seats £48.50 - £46.50 inc. bf ★APA Friends £4 off opening night

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CREATIVE LEARNING

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APA Youth Theatre APA Play

Intermediate Youth Theatre

APA Create

(Secondary 3 and Secondary 4) Take your theatre skills to the next level by devising a piece of contemporary theatre with a professional team!

(primary 1 – primary 3) A fun and engaging introduction to drama! (primary 4 – primary 7) Developing theatre skills and exploring new ideas in a fun and exciting way!

Junior Youth Theatre (Secondary 1 and Secondary 2) Further explore the world of theatre by devising a brand new piece of theatre with a director!

Nurturing and developing creative talent in the North East APA's Creative Learning team provides groups, children, adults and the wider community with opportunities to develop their creative potential and their love of the arts. We host a wide range of educational and creative activities across all three of our venues which help participants to develop new skills, explore their creativity and increase confidence.

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Senior Youth Theatre (Secondary 5 and Secondary 6) Produce a high quality scripted piece of theatre, enhance theatre skills and learn from some of the best theatre companies in the country!


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Interchange 2014

Teeny, Tiny Tunes (3 – 5 years)

From 21-23 March 2014 Aberdeen Performing Arts is hosting Interchange – a national exchange of leading practice in youth theatre arts. Produced by Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, Interchange is Scotland’s only annual training conference for professionals who use drama and theatre in their work with young people. This training event is a must for: • youth theatre practitioners; • undergraduates studying all areas of the performing arts;  • primary and secondary school drama teachers; • creative learning managers of theatre companies; • artists who work in participatory settings and • youth workers who use creativity to engage young people. For further information visit www.ytas.org.uk or call 0131 538 0591

Starting in January, a fun and interactive musical intro for wee ones!

APA Glee (primary 4 – 7 and secondary 1 – age 18) Develop arrangements for the songs of your choice, create harmonies and sing your heart out!

Young Musicians (secondary 3 – aged 19) A brand new opportunity for budding singers, songwriters and bands! Play a gig at The Lemon Tree, record a song and learn from some of the best musicians in the country!

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

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DECEMBER 2013 Date

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Cinderella Slade & Sweet 3 Dec Cinderella 4 Dec Cinderella Evening Express Carol Concert 5 Dec Cinderella 6 Dec Cinderella 7 Dec Cinderella MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 8 Dec Cinderella Grampian Hospitals Carol Concert 9 Dec Ocean Colour Scene 10 Dec Cinderella The Courteeners 11 Dec Cinderella 12 Dec Cinderella 60

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13 Dec Cinderella 14 Dec Cinderella Aberdeen Music Centre Xmas Concerts 15 Dec Cinderella Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Concert 17 Dec Cinderella The Messiah Aberdeen Choral Society 18 Dec Cinderella 19 Dec Cinderella RSNO – The Snowman 20 Dec BBC SSO – Christmas Classics 21 Dec Cinderella Christmas Ceilidh 22 Dec Cinderella 23 Dec Cinderella One Night of Queen 24 Dec Cinderella

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17 Jan Wee Hansel & Gretel – Scottish Ballet Hansel & Gretel – Scottish Ballet BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 18 Jan Hansel & Gretel – Scottish Ballet 21 Jan Ghost 22 Jan Ghost 23 Jan Ghost 24 Jan Ghost Ceilidh with Danse McCabre 25 Jan Ghost 27 Jan Ghost Benjamin Grosvenor & the Maxwell Quartet

28 Jan Ghost 29 Jan Ghost 30 Jan Ghost Royal Scottish National Orchestra 31 Jan Ghost

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Ghost Vampires Rock Ghost Ghost Culture Café – Philip Higham Ghost Ghost Ghost Ceilidh with Shindig Ghost The 1975 Rambert

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13 Feb Rambert 14 Feb Rambert 15 Feb Rent in Concert Ultimate Rhythm & Blues 17 Feb Circus of Horrors 19 Feb Hello, Dolly! 20 Feb Hello, Dolly! 21 Feb The Singing Kettle – Magic Wishing Well Hello, Dolly! 22 Feb The Singing Kettle – Magic Wishing Well Hello, Dolly! 23 Feb The Singing Kettle – Magic Wishing Well 24 Feb Aida 25 Feb Aida Mike & the Mechanics 26 Feb Nabucco The Band of Her Royal Majesty’s Marines 28 Feb Ceilidh with Danse McCabre

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MARCH 2014 Date

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac Moon Tiger Culture Café – Janice Galloway Moon Tiger 6 Mar Moon Tiger 7 Mar Moon Tiger BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 8 Mar Moon Tiger 9 Mar Aberdeen Sinfonietta 11 Mar Pygmalion Brendan Cole – License to Thrill 12 Mar Pygmalion The Fureys 13 Mar Pygmalion

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Chariots of Fire Culture Café – Jennifer Pike Chariots of Fire Chariots of Fire Solid Silver 60s Chariots of Fire Chariots of Fire Foster & Allen Beyond the Barricade Aliens Love Underpants Sarah Millican Aliens Love Underpants Sarah Millican

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Skip the lines! Pre-order your favorite drink before the show. Simply stop by one of our bars prior to the performance, place your order and pre-pay, and your selections will be waiting for you at intermission.

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Jane McDonald Rapunzel – Ballet Lorent Alan Davies Rapunzel – Ballet Lorent Abbamania Northern Arc: Peatbog Faeries & Hedningarna Benjamin Grosvenor & the Escher Quartet Let It Be Let It Be Let It Be Let It Be Let It Be Movies & Musicals in Concert Let It Be Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Wullie Wonkie & the Fine Piece Factory – Student Show

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

His Majesty’s Theatre

Parking and wheelchair access

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

Sound enhancement

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

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

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Signed, lip reading and audio-described performances

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

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. Further parking is available in Golden Square and Chapel Street (multi-storey). Disabled parking is available in Golden Square and South Silver Street. A wheelchair lift is situated in the Box Office entrance, or level access is gained by ringing the doorbell at the first door on Golden Square.

Sound enhancement

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. Further parking is available at West North Street car park. 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.

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

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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Ticket Information

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

Online aberdeenperformingarts.com

Buy your tickets securely and safely at a time that suits you.

Over The Phone Tel: 01224 641122 - Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 6pm Lines can get busy but calls are answered in the order received, as quickly as possible.

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

Print @ Home Purchase and print your tickets at home for selected shows at APA venues.

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

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. Occasionally event promoters request an increase in price for any tickets purchased at the venue directly before the performance. Please contact the box office for further details.

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Groups & Schools Welcome

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+

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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 £11 inc. bf for some HMT shows (maximum of two per booking, eligible concession holders only – can be withdrawn at any time). £1 of the ticket cost for this show will go towards the APA Restoration Fund, the current priority of which is to improve the seating in our three venues. Where booking fees apply they are shown as inc. bf and are included in the ticket price. CONCESSIONS

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

THANKS TO THESE COMPANIES FOR SUPPORT DURING THE REDEVELOPMENT OF HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE: Prime Sponsor Aberdeen Solicitors’ Property Centre

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

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

The Press and Journal

Shell U.K. Limited

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

Major Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Key Sponsor Qdos

Key Sponsor Rizza’s of Huntly

Honorary Friend Robertson Construction Eastern Ltd

Honorary Friend ExxonMobil

THANKS TO THESE COMPANIES FOR THEIR SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT Anderson Anderson & Brown • Aberdeen Harbour • ASPC • Belhaven • Capture • Core • Duncan and Todd • ENI Saipem • Evening Express • Grampian Police Federation • Kudos Financial Services • Lloyd’s Register • MAC • Red Spider • SPEX • Strategic Resources 65


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

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Opening times HMT is open from 9.30am Monday to Saturday and on Sundays we open if there is a performance on, please check productions for details. Front-of-house facilities include a restaurant, a café bar, stunning corporate hospitality facilities and a box office in the glass foyer.

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Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL

Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

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


Aberdeen Performing Arts Spring 2014