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Dec 2017 - May 2018

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Discover... BANDS...............................................................................................................PAGE 4 MUSIC HALL STEPPING OUT.........................................................................PAGE 7 SINGER-SONGWRITERS..................................................................................PAGE 8 TRIBUTE & PARTY BANDS.............................................................................PAGE 10 ROOTS...............................................................................................................PAGE 13 NORTHERN ARC...............................................................................................PAGE 14 JAZZ & BLUES..................................................................................................PAGE 17 COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD............................................................................PAGE 20 GRANITE NOIR.................................................................................................PAGE 24 FRESHLY SQUEEZED PRODUCTIONS...........................................................PAGE 26 CULTURE CAFÉ................................................................................................PAGE 30 THEATRE...........................................................................................................PAGE 31 A PLAY, A PIE & A PINT..................................................................................PAGE 34 MANIPULATE ..................................................................................................PAGE 35 FAMILY..............................................................................................................PAGE 36 PUPPET ANIMATION FESTIVAL.....................................................................PAGE 38 MUSIC HALL ‘TAKE A SEAT’..........................................................................PAGE 39 AT A GLANCE...................................................................................................PAGE 42 NEED TO KNOW................................................................................................PAGE 44 Aberdeen Performing Arts is core funded by

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DISCOVER…SOMETHING DIFFERENT DISCOVER…THE NEXT BIG THING DISCOVER…INNOVATIVE AND CONTEMPORARY ARTS DISCOVER…NEW TALENTS AND SKILLS DISCOVER…A REALLY GREAT NIGHT OUT!

THE LEMON TREE…ABERDEEN’S VENUE FOR CULTURAL DISCOVERY! Welcome to The Lemon Tree’s brand new season brochure. We’re proud to present a dynamic and all inclusive programme of music, theatre, comedy and spoken word, which we believe includes something for everyone. Highlights of this season include the return of Granite Noir, Aberdeen’s very own crime writing festival, Rura, Velvet Evening Séance, Bollywood Brass Band, Broken Records, Stiff Little Fingers, YolanDa Brown, Lower Than Atlantis, Robin Ince, and Jimeoin . Look out for the launch of Freshly Squeezed Productions through which we produce, commission, create and champion new work and new creative voices in the North-east and beyond. We also have another fantastic season of festivals coming up with performances from Manipulate – Scotland’s visual theatre festival – and the Puppet Animation Festival. They will make their regular appearances in January and April to bring the very best of physical theatre and puppetry to our stages. We look forward to welcoming you to The Lemon Tree.

The Lemon Tree’s sister venue, the Music Hall, is closed for a multi-million pound redevelopment. During the closure, events will be taking place at The Lemon Tree and at venues across the city – look out for the Stepping Out STEPPING button. See page 7 to find out OUT how more about the project.

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BANDS

Saturday 28 April 2018

BROKEN RECORDS

doors 8pm

Empowering, hopeful and euphoric, their songs speak of obligation, joy, failed and successful relationships, parenthood, and after the relative uncertainties of the last decade, the howl of frustration at how and what you’re supposed to be in your 30’s. In their 10-year career, Broken Records have toured with the likes of Editors and The National and have also performed at some of the biggest festivals in the world including Glastonbury, SXSW, T in the Park and a main-stage slot at Latitude. Their live shows have been described as eliciting an “ecstatic reaction” by The Skinny. £8.80 LOUNGE (standing)

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BANDS


Friday 22 December

doors 7.30pm

BIG COUNTRY

Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with Producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album The Crossing in 1983.

£27.50

Sunday 4 March 2018

LOUNGE (standing)

FICKLE FRIENDS

Friday 12 January 2018

doors 8pm

THE SKIDS

The Skids are Richard Jobson, Bill Simpson, Mike Baillie, Bruce Watson & Jamie Watson, who first formed in 1977 in their home town of Dunfermline, Scotland. After releasing an independent single, the band were played by John Peel, supported The Clash in concert and then were signed to Virgin Records in 1978. Their first singles were Sweet Surburbia, The Saints are Coming and Into the Valley – the latter reaching the UK Top Ten in early 1979. £30.25 LOUNGE (standing)

start 7.30pm

Blessed with the same dedication to writing quirky anthems on their own terms as The 1975, the brittle icy synth flourishes of Chvrches and a new era indie pop IT girl in singer Natti Shiner, Fickle Friends have established themselves as the essential new British indie-pop band of 2018. They’ve played over 350 live shows together, been playlisted regularly on Radio 1 with an incredible string of singles including Brooklyn. £13.20 LOUNGE (standing)

BANDS

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Monday 19 March 2018

doors 7.30pm

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS

Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland. Along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers, et al – Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like Suspect Device and Wasted Life. In November of ’77, they released those two songs on their own Rigid Digits label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night. £22 LOUNGE (standing)

Tuesday 8 May 2018

LOWER THAN ATLANTIS

Sunday 1 April 2018

doors 7.30pm

THE SOUTH

The South feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since original singer, Dave Hemingway, left the group earlier this year, Gaz has now moved across to vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and excitement with the nine piece live band. With the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go! Come on! Let’s Carry On… Regardless! £22 LOUNGE (standing)

start 7.30pm

Following on from their huge Top 10 album Safe In Sound, as well as headlining Brixton Academy and playing the gigantic UK arena tour with Enter Shikari. Lead singer Mike Duce says, “It’s been nearly 4 years since we did a regional run in the UK and we can’t wait to get to some towns that we haven’t even been to before. We’ve got an amazing package being announced later on too plus a homecoming show in Watford, which will be massive. Grab your mates and get tickets quick as these rooms aren’t the biggest!!” £18.15 LOUNGE (standing)

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BANDS


SCOTLAND’S NATIONAL TREASURE - THE MUSIC HALL - REJUVENATED AND RARING-TO-GO FOR ANOTHER 200 YEARS While the Music Hall is under wraps we’re Stepping Out and keeping the spirit of the building alive through a programme of performances, community events and commissioned new work.

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

GIVE A GIFT www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/musichall Text ‘HALL18£10’ to 70070 Cheques made payable to ‘Aberdeen Performing Arts’ Emeli Sandé - Music Hall Transformation “I’m in!” Ambassador Thanks to our supporters, ambassadors, funders and investors who share our vision.

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SINGER/ SONGWRITERS

...waxing lyrical

Saturday 20 January 2018

doors 7.30pm

START TO END PRESENTS: SOLID AIR-JOHN MARTYN

Fresh from performing Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours at HMT for True North in September, and Daft Punk’s Discovery at Tunnels in November, Start to End return with a live band interpretation of John Martyn’s classic 4th solo studio album. Featuring Sam West on vocals, who provided the voice for their performance of Jeff Buckley’s Grace last year and a very special line-up of musicians from Pronto Mama, Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire, Admiral Fallow and more, this is a faithful and true celebration of one of the most seminal folk singer-songwriter albums ever recorded. £12.10 LOUNGE (seated)

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SINGER SONGWRITERS


Saturday 3 February 2018

doors 7.30pm

MO KENNEY

With her third album, The Details, Mo Kenney traces her own strange, devastating, and ultimately hopeful trip through the trials and tribulations of booze-fuelled breakdowns, clouds of depression, and disintegrating relationships. On each of its 14 tracks, she unflinchingly confronts her annihilation and eventual redemption, leaving nothing out. The concept album is her most personal and cohesive work to date — combining elements of bruising rock ’n’ roll, vivid psychedelia, and haunting, left-of-the-dial pop. £8.80 LOUNGE (seated)

PROJECT BAND

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

Age: 14-19 years, Tuesdays 7pm - 9pm at The Lemon Tree SINGER SONGWRITERS

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

Supported by:

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TRIBUTE & PARTY BANDS

Saturday 5 May 2018

THE SMITHS LTD

doors 8pm

The Smiths Ltd was formed in Manchester, UK the hometown of The Smiths. After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey, the band played their first gig in Manchester to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular and the band now plays at venues and festivals all over the UK. If you never saw The Smiths then this is your chance to experience the thrill of those great songs played live. If you were lucky enough to see them first time around then prepare to relive that excitement again.

ÂŁ15.40 10

LOUNGE (standing)

TRIBUTE & PARTY BANDS


Friday 29 December

THE COMPLETE STONE ROSES

doors 7pm

doors 7.30pm

HELLS BELLS

Hells Bells are an accomplished AC/DC Tribute Band who have performed all over the UK as well as Portugal, Austria, Russia, Belgium, Czech Republic and the Middle East. If you love AC/DC then you love Hells Bells high energy performances - a show not to be missed. Over 14 Only, U16s must be accompanied by an adult.

£16.50

doors 8pm

THE DOORS ALIVE

One of the UK’s most well-known and most successful tribute bands. Selling out venues across the UK and Ireland regularly, they have helped to carry on the music of one of the UK’s most influential bands - the Stone Roses who played a pivotal role in the UK’s indie music scene. Famous hits like Fools Gold, I Am The Resurrection and I Wanna Be Adored are as recognisable now as in the heyday of Madchester and the Hacienda. £22 LOUNGE (standing)

Friday 11 May 2018

Saturday 31 March 2018

LOUNGE (standing)

The Doors Alive are a British tribute band widely regarded as the closest and most enthralling representation of the legendary 1960’s rock gods The Doors in the world today. The band re-create the sound, look, presence and magic of a real 1960’s Doors concert, perfectly and effortlessly transporting the audience back in time with classic hits such as Light My Fire, When The Music’s Over, Riders On The Storm, The End and many more.

£16.50

Saturday 2 June 2018

doors 7.30pm

THE BLOODY MARYS

GET YOUR COAT YOU’VE PULLED! The boys are back in town and are in no mood to be ignored! Following their sell out Christmas Show, Aberdeen’s first, favourite and funniest tribute band are back at the Lemon Tree. Get ready for another night of great music delivered in the brilliant and chaotic way only The Bloody Marys can get away with.

£16.50

TRIBUTE & PARTY BANDS

LOUNGE (standing)

LOUNGE (standing)

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You get more, we all get more! · Discounts · Booking the best seats · Getting news and updates first · Entry into prize draws · Invites to Friends only events

· Exclusive discounts at 1906 Restaurant at HMT · Contact with our dedicated Membership Coordinator · And much more…

Being an APA Friend means you are part of a community and entitles you to discounted tickets for shows at The Lemon Tree including: Off Kilter | Fri 26 Jan | £5 off The Song of the Goat | Sat 27 Jan | £5 off Velvet Evening Séance | Fri 16 & Sat 17 Feb | £5 off Northern Arc: Saltfishforty & Basco | Sat 17 Feb | £5 off Northern Arc: Heidi Talbot & Vasen | Sat 21 Mar | £5 off

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

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ROOTS MUSIC ...waxing lyrical

Sunday 22 April 2018

THE BOLLYWOOD BRASS BAND

start 7.30pm

AS PART OF THE OTHER MUSIC FESTIVAL, APA AND OTHER MUSIC PROMTIONS PRESENT Bollywood meets Brass meets Bhangra: The Bollywood Brass Band is the UK’s pioneering Indian style wedding band, playing the great tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of the most popular music in the world. Wielding saxophones, tabla, dhol drums and a colossal sousaphone, the BBB are one of the most colourful, joyful and exhilarating acts around. Six hot horns and four funky drummers blend the hottest Hindi film hits with riotous Indian wedding music and Punjabi beats. The band offer a uniquely London take on the world’s most popular music. £15.40 LOUNGE (standing)

ROOTS BANDS MUSIC

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

Friday 16 February 2018

SALTFISHFORTY & BASCO

8pm

STEPPING OUT

To the uninitiated, Saltfishforty are Douglas Montgomery (fiddle/ viola) and Brian Cromarty (guitar/mandola/vocals), a duo hailing from Orkney. To those who are familiar with this powerhouse of a partnership, they are quite simply one of the best live acts on the folk scene. With their focus on Orkney music taking in traditional, contemporary and original material, boldly cross-fertilised with influences from Americana to East European folk, plus a high-octane whiff of heavy metal, there is simply no-one else like Saltfishforty.

Saturday 21 April 2018

8pm

HEIDI TALBOT & VÄSEN

STEPPING OUT

Heidi Talbot’s sound revels in the comforting and restorative powers of music, never maudlin or overly dark but gently uplifting, cheering and enlightening. Heidi will be performing tonight with her trio which includes her husband John McCusker on violin, cittern and whistles and Innes White on guitar.

They will be joined for this Northern Arc session by Basco, a fiddle-scraping, box-belting, cittern-smacking folk/roots band with members from Denmark, Sweden and Australia. Their music is complex and varied, from hard hitting, high-speed reels full of rosin dust and sweat, through sweet and melancholy tunes that tell of loves won and lost, of fitful fever-dreams of fractal complexity and fascinating texture, to songs that when you come down to it, are really just about sex.

All three of Väsen are instrumental virtuosos in their own right, and together they form a unique supernatural being. With origins deeply rooted in the forests and rich earth of the Swedish countryside, theirs is a tradition spiced with consummate playing skills. But this is more than just a traditional sound - there’s a playfulness to their music, a joyousness, and a delight in making exciting new arrangements of centuries-old tunes, and new originals inspired by the tradition. Rock, jazz, traditional, and classical influences weave together, making music that’s beautiful but never cloying. With Heidi’s songs of great beauty and exhilarating musicianship from Väsen, we anticipate yet another breathtaking, not to be missed, unique collaboration in our latest Northern Arc session.

£16.50

£16.50

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ROOTS MUSIC


Sunday 11 March 2018

TWELFTH DAY

start 7.30pm

In Twelfth Day’s new album Cracks in the Room, produced by legendary English folk musician Chris Wood and mixed in the USA by Oz Fritz (Tom Waits), a new personal exposure, of fierceness and strength, is evident. It’s their most honest, raw and exciting work yet. This is not so much a duo, but a two person quartet. Their two distinctly different voices, the fiddle, and the pedal harp, build layer upon layer of a complex and ever-evolving sound, rich with rhythm, harmony and texture. Twelfth Day are happy to be hard to define.

£11

Monday 12 March 2018

THE HANDSOME FAMILY

LOUNGE (seated)

doors 7.30pm

HHHH MOJO HHHH ROLLING STONE FRANCE HHHH THE INDEPENDENT HHHH DAILY MIRROR “Rennie allowed her imagination to take hold and instead came up with a wild and wonderful tale of violent crime and small town justice. It’s what makes her such an amazing storyteller, and when accompanied by Brett’s sweeping orchestration, makes the duo such a solid and unique musical act.”

£19.25

ROOTS MUSIC

LOUNGE (standing)

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Sunday 10 June 2018

RURA

doors 7.30pm

Live Act of the Year at the 2015 Scots Trad Music Awards, RURA are “one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene” (Songlines). The five-piece’s fire first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow’s world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, where they have now appeared on a remarkable seven consecutive occasions. They are undeniably one of Scotland’s most sought-after, universally appealing acts. One listen – live or recorded – and it’s easy to see why. £15.40 LOUNGE (seated)

Friday 5 October 2018

BAHOOKIE

doors 7.30pm

A Celtic Rock 4-piece like no other, Bahookie really are different. How do you mash Fiddles with urban dance and rock grooves, then sing luscious melodies over the world’s finest Scottish anthems? Well these guys certainly know how……. Comprised of players from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Bahookie have many years of gigging experience behind them. You’ll also regularly see players in the band who play with top Scottish artists such as Blazin’ Fiddles, Manran, Fara, Rura, Fat Suit, and the RSNO. £13.20 LOUNGE (standing)

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ROOTS MUSIC


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JAZZ & lyrical BLUES ...waxing

Wednesday 4 April 2018

YOLANDA BROWN

doors 7.30pm

YolanDa Brown is without a doubt the UK’s premier female saxophonist, her latest album shot to No.1 on the iTunes chart and No.3 in the National Jazz and Blues Chart. She tours internationally, presents for a number of TV shows and will shortly have her very own television programme. This lady just does not stop. Her new show is dedicated to the music of the man who brought Reggae to the world and put a little Island called Jamaica on the map £16.50 LOUNGE (standing)

JAZZ & BLUES

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Friday 20 April 2018

doors 7.30pm

KING KING

“King King are the living, breathing, here and now of classic rock music” They are a multi-award winning rock/blues band with a back catalogue to die for. King King are a wonderfully talented bunch, with a reputation for a chemistry that lies, not only between band members, but also between band and audience. They work the audience like stadium pros, yet there is also an intimacy and genuineness to their performance that makes the whole crowd feel part of the show. £22 LOUNGE (standing)

CREATING A SPARK

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

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

What’s your point of view? Aberdeen Performing Arts is committed to delivering the highest quality service for our customers to enjoy their experience in our venues. Our customer service team are continually working towards improving the service and would be delighted to hear about the service you encountered during or after your show. Please simply pick up a feedback form or email feedback@aberdeenperformingarts.com We will respond when requested within five working days or we will acknowledge your feedback within three working days and give a full response within 14 working days.

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JAZZ & BLUES


£13.20 inc. bf £11 concessions inc. bf £5.50 inc. bf students*

(Unless otherwise stated) *Booking fees do not apply if purchased on the door

Thursday 18 January 2018

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Cloudmaker Trio ‘Five’

Thursday 25 January 2018

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

McFarlane/McNeil Quartet

Cloudmakers Trio, alongside drummer and fellow Loop member Dave Smith and virtuosic and driving bass playing Michael Janisch.

Guitarist Malcolm McFarlane and tenor sax man Gordon McNeil are both godfathers of the Scottish jazz scene and have worked together for many years.

Sunday 28 January 2018

Thursday 1 February 2018

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Kate Mullins and Will Bartlett Duo

Classic line up of piano and vocals, this night features Kate Mullins of The Puppini sisters with long-time collaborator Will Bartlett for a relaxed evening of jazz from the American Songbook.

Thursday 8 February 2018

Eyal Lovett Trio

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

This Israeli born pianist-composer is deeply immersed in the jazz tradition, as well as in the music of Israel and the Middle East.

Thursday 1 March 2018

Elliot Galvin Trio

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

The trio are embarking on a UK wide tour of their debut album Dreamland, after being named European Young Jazz Musicians of The Year 2014.

JAZZ & BLUES

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Graham Costello’s “STRATA”

From a highly varied musical background and one of Glasgow’s most unique drummers Graham uses STRATA to combine some of his key interests - jazz, minimalism and groove focused music.

Thursday 15 February 2018

Rose Room

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

The hottest ticket in Scotland right now! Classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz that combines brilliant musicianship and warm personality.

Thursday 8 March 2018

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Georgina Jackson with AJO

On International Woman’s Day, The Blue Lamp is proud to present one of the UK’s top jazz women, Georgina Jackson, trumpeter and vocalist as guest with Aberdeen’s own fabulous jazz orchestra, the AJO.

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COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD

Thursday 15 February 2018

JIMEOIN:

starts 8pm

RIDICULOUS

Notorious for being Ridiculous, Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy’s masters. His brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious stand-up has also made him the undisputed award-winning star of TV shows including Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium, John Bishop Show, CH4’s O2 Comedy Gala and the Royal Variety Performance.

£18.70 20

LOUNGE (seated)

COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD


Friday 19 January 2018

starts 7pm

BRIAN GITTINS:

DON’T FEED THE MONKEY MAN David Earl’s alter ego, Brian Gittins is an utter prat and according to the Sussex Argus, ‘The World’s Worst Comedian’. However, Brian’s not having any of it and he’s back with a live show with the might of powerhouse sponsor Rampoo (Shampoo for rams) behind him. “One of the best comedy characters of the decade.” Ricky Gervais

£11

Monday 29 January 2018

LOUNGE (seated)

starts 8pm

ANDY ZALTZMAN

Andy Zaltzman delivers his clued-up political comedy with surreal similes and often punchlines of pure silliness and has become an Edinburgh Festival staple. He writes a regular cricket blog for Cricinfo and co-presents The Bugle, a weekly satirical podcast for TimesOnline with John Oliver. ‘Political comedy at its best’ Sunday Times ‘A purveyor of subtle but excellent political satire’ Julian Hall, The Independent

£13.20

STUDIO (seated)

Saturday 27 January 2018

CRAIG HILL:

starts 8pm

SOMEONE’S GONNA GET KILT!

Weegie believe it? Scotland’s kilted comedy treasure is back – and we predict a riot (a riotous night of comedy that is…!) We love his high octane shows and his tours are selling out - so book early! ‘Flat-out hilarious...I’ve not heard a room laugh so long and hard…There isn’t anyone better at working a crowd…the audience was in absolute paroxysms of laughter…Genuinely funny.” Mirror £18.15 LOUNGE (seated)

Saturday 10 February 2018

IAIN STIRLING:

starts 7pm

U OK HUN? X

BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling is back after a summer narrating smash hit Love Island (ITV2) and now you can see his actual face on his brand new tour! Join the “star of comedy” (The i) as he explores dinner party etiquette, feminism and the pressures on a generation brought up in a world of instant gratification. A firm Edinburgh Fringe favourite, Iain has sold out the festival an impressive five times to date. £13.20 LOUNGE (seated)

COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD

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Saturday 10 March 2018

Tuesday 20 March 2018

starts 7.30pm

ANDY KIRKPATRICK:

ALUN COCHRANE:

PSYCHOVERTICAL: A HIGHER EDUCATION

Top British mountaineer, big-wall climber and winter expedition specialist, Andy has soloed the most difficult routes in the world. A leading expert on climbing gear, Andy is also an award-winning writer and film-maker with an ability to captivate any audience with his unique brand of humorous and motivational story-telling. £17.60 LOUNGE (seated)

Thursday 22 March 2018

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY

Grumpy-joyful, silly-serious stand-up. Jokes, ideas and (possibly) movement will all be deployed for your amusement during this show. As seen on blah blah and blah, and heard on various funny radio shows.

£14

STUDIO (seated)

Friday 23 March 2018

starts 8pm

starts 8pm

CRAIG CAMPBELL:

Robin’s first new stand up show in three years is a clash of the two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. From the work of Stanley Spencer to Niels Bohr, it is 90 minutes fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see and why we believe what we believe. In 2017 Robin completed a 70 date, record breaking tour with Brian Cox. £16.50 LOUNGE (seated)

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starts 8pm

EASY TIGER

The majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show Easy Tiger out of the Fringe jungle and onto the world stage for his 3rd solo tour. Queens and Toms pack some nip and prowl on down to screech and howl the night away! Expect a raucous evening of post-scratchin’ and kickin’ litter aboot the hoose while Campbell tickles chins, keeping purrs and treadles generous throughout! £16.50 LOUNGE (seated)

COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD


Sunday 29 April 2018

starts 7.30pm

AN EVENING WITH JAMES TOSELAND & NIALL MACKENZIE

Join us for a night of entertaining conversation and music with double World Superbike champion James Toseland, hosted by former Grand Prix rider and three times British Superbike champion, Niall Mackenzie. £22 LOUNGE (seated)

Sunday 27 May 2018

THE RUTLES

starts 7.30pm

As everyone knows, The Rutles story began on January 21, 1959 at 43 Egg Lane, Liverpool, where Ron Nasty and Dirk McQuickly first bumped into each other. Ron invited Dirk to help him stand up. Dirk, merely an amateur drinker, agreed and on that spot a legend was created, a legend that will last a lunchtime. They were soon to be joined by Stig O’Hara, a guitarist of no fixed hairstyle, and found their regular drummer, Barrington Womble, hiding in the van. £22 LOUNGE (seated)

Sunday 13 May 2018

starts 7pm

PATRICK MONAHAN:

Patrick is a comedian with an established career that blends TV appearances with solo stand up tours alongside occasional audience warm up work as well as circuit sets. Constantly working, last year he played over 300 gigs throughout the UK and Europe, had another successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe and appeared in far-flung hotspots including Dubai, Bahrain and Costa Rica.

£15.50

STUDIO (seated)

Saturday 17 November 2018

GARY DELANEY:

starts 7.30pm

GAGSTERS PARADISE

One of Britain’s leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary’s shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this, his brand new tour for 2018. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

£18.70

COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD

LOUNGE (seated)

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FRIDAY 23 - SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2018

GRANITE NOIR IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS, BELMONT FILMHOUSE, ABERDEEN CITY LIBRARIES AND ABERDEEN CITY AND ABERDEENSHIRE ARCHIVES.

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FEATURING

CHRIS BROOKMYRE VAL MCDERMID ANN CLEEVES DR JAMES GRIEVE HUGH FRASER ROBERT DAWS THOMAS ENGER AND MANY MORE AUTHOR CONVERSATIONS WORKSHOPS NOIR AT THE BAR CRIME WRITING PUB QUIZ POISONED COCKTAIL PARTY POISONED HIGH TEA FILM SCREENINGS CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY EVENTS

facebook.com/granitenoirfest @granitenoirfest #GN2018 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/granitenoir

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We’ve launched Freshly Squeezed Productions Friday 16 & Saturday 17 February 2018

The Freshly Squeezed Productions team is proud to be creating and commissioning new work made in Aberdeen, championing up and coming talent and ideas, and working with artists across Scotland and beyond. Look out for, and be part of, our Scratch Nights, Artist Exchanges, curated events and programmes, as well as our brand new shows.

7pm

The Lemon Tree, Studio Tickets £13.20

VELVET EVENING SÉANCE It’s Victorian 1900s. A judge has allowed his jury to witness a séance to establish the guilt or innocence of the accused. James MacGregor, a well-known medium, is on trial for the murder of his brother. This séance is James’ last chance to prove his innocence. Amidst the candles and velvet, he attempts to connect with the jury and the spirit world. Expect a journey of magic, crime and human fragility. Is James a charlatan, or a man who has found the truth? Written by multi-award winning playwright Suzie Miller and directed by magician and theatre-maker Ross MacKay. Fresh from a successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Velvet Evening Séance is produced by Freshly Squeezed Productions and Ross MacKay. Following these performances at The Lemon Tree, Velvet Evening Séance goes on tour around Scotland.

‘quite brilliant’ The Times ‘Technically, visually, aurally and politically, it’s a tremendous show’ The Scotsman

Saturday 17 February 2018

2pm – 6pm The Lemon Tree

Velvet Evening Séance workshop Join the producing and creative team behind Velvet Evening Séance as they explore and explain the process of creating a piece of touring theatre. Find out how ideas are developed from concept to fully formed production. This workshop is for young people interested in finding out more about a variety of roles within the theatre – producing, writing, design and production and aimed at aged 16+ Tickets £25 including a ticket to the evening performance of the show.

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Commissions

As part of Granite Noir we’ve commissioned Crime Scene Aberdeen.

Friday 23 - Saturday 3 March 2018 Seventeen, 17 Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Crime Scene Aberdeen:

Exhibition of Crime Scene Photographs Created by Diarmid Mogg, this exhibition displays a selection of crime-scene photographs from the Grampian Police archive.

Friday 23 February 2018

3.30pm - 4.30pm, Seventeen, 17 Belmont Street, Aberdeen. Tickets £8.50

Hidden Treasures: Narrative Non-Fiction From Historical Archives Writer and researcher Diarmid Mogg shares his experience of delving into historical archives to uncover fascinating but forgotten crimes and explains how he brought them to life in the Granite Noir exhibition – Crime Scene Aberdeen - and through Small Town Noir, his online exploration of the stories behind a unique collection of salvaged mug shots. https://smalltownnoir.com

Artist Exchanges Through our programme of Artist Exchanges, Freshly Squeezed Productions champions ideas, projects and people at the early stages of finding their feet, discovering their voice and honing their craft.

Saturday 24 February 2018 The Lemon Tree, Lounge Tickets £5.50

9pm

FOLK As part of Granite Noir 2018, Aberdeen’s new crime writing festival, supported by an Artist Exchange and inspired by ‘folknoir’, we present a work-in-progress performance of FOLK. When Grace discovers her estranged mother has died, she journeys back to her island home. But the circumstances of her mother’s death unlock a strange new world that challenges everything Grace believes in. Led through a dark journey by a talking crow, a pedantic husband, a rebellious minister and spirited daughter, Grace’s scientific mind is overwhelmed by mythology, religion and spiritualism. FOLK is a contemporary folktale - a story of faith and love – exploring human existence in in our modern world.

Image credit: Kate Steenhauer

Thursday 26 April 2018 The Lemon Tree, Studio

6pm FREE (ticketed)

The Shelter

The Shelter is a multidisciplinary piece about real life on the streets of Aberdeen which combines live drawing and verbatim theatre. Sound and sight give different perspectives on the city’s bus shelters through a gradual accumulation of brush strokes and repeated snippets of ever-growing conversations. Watch a beautiful work of art evolve at the hands of multiaward-winning artist Kate Steenhauer, alongside a vibrant verbatim text performed by writer Shane Strachan. This is a work-in-progress sharing of The Shelter.

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Climate Action Week

Freshly Squeezed Productions has curated a small season as part of Climate Week, North East which takes place around Aberdeen and the Shire from 16 – 25 March 2018. The week is full of exciting events designed to raise awareness of climate change and prompt action to live more sustainably www.climateweekaberdeen.org

Wednesday 21 March 2018

7pm, The Lemon Tree, Studio. Tickets £5.50

Everything I Bought In a Year and How it Made Me Feel A show-and-tell about consumerism and anxiety. Harry’s got a problem. Maybe you do too. He keeps buying things to feel better, but they just make him more miserable. So he started keeping a diary… For a full year, Harry logged every transaction he made at everythingibought.tumblr.com. In painstaking detail, he wrote about how each purchase made him feel – his hopes, dreams, fears, and utter failure to come to a liveable compromise with consumerism. Now he’s sharing what he’s learned in a performance lecture that dissects shopping until it all falls apart. Framed as a presentation of pie charts and bell curves and statistics about consumption, it’s really about being miserable, being afraid, and trying to find a way out.

Following the performance there will be an informal sharing of some of the ideas and thoughts generated through an afternoon workshop on alternative forms of economy hosted in partnership with Creative Carbon Scotland.

What’s the ‘value’ of theatre? What would you offer in exchange for a ticket to Everything I Bought In a Year and How it Made Me Feel? In the spirit of alternative forms of economics you can barter for a ticket to the show on the night. An idea, an object, a service, what’s theatre ‘worth’ to you?

“Bar running out into the road without your shoes on shouting STOP at the consumer treadmill, I can’t recommend the show highly enough to citizens who seek sanity in a mad, mad world.” – Lucy Neal, Co-Founder of the London International Festival of Theatre.

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Scratch Nights If you’re starting out as a writer or musician, finding your voice in spoken word or seeking your first comedy slot, our regular Scratch Nights could be the step up and the stage you are looking for.

Saturday 24 March 2018 ECO DRAMA PRESENTS

1pm & 3pm The Lemon Tree Studio

The Worm

Underneath your feet in the muddy brown soil squirms the world’s best kept secret…a wonderful, magical creature called the Worm. Join Wilma and William, two nature lovers, on a journey underground as they discover a family of friendly, musical worms and their colourful miniature world. With laugh out loud songs, The Worm is a fun filled musical tale guaranteed to make everyone giggle, wiggle and love the squirmy wonders beneath our feet. After the performance, the audience are invited to see some real worms in a specially designed wormery. HHHHH Broadway Baby.

£7.70

Tuesday 20 March 2018

(see Family Section page 36)

7.30pm, The Lemon Tree Lounge

Tickets £5.50

Climate Action Scratch Night As part of this season, we’ve programmed one of our infamous Scratch Nights and invite you to submit your short scripts, spoken word, or new music all inspired by climate action. Join us for a night of new work, raw talent and the call for action against climate change. Submissions to our Scratch Nights are open to anyone. Scripts must be no longer than ten minutes and written for between one and three characters. If you are a spoken word artist or an up and coming musician or comedian, please submit samples of the work you are interested in performing. Deadline for submissions: Monday 26 February at 5pm. For more information, or to submit work, contact Kirsty.Bailey@aberdeenperformingarts.com

Apply for a Climate Action Artist Exchange Freshly Squeezed Productions is looking to ‘invest’ in the research and development of an idea for a performance, music or cross art form project that creatively explores alternative forms of economics. If you’re an artist, economist, activist or team of all three, we’d like to hear from you and potentially support your ideas. For more information contact Kirsty.Bailey@aberdeenperformingarts.com. Full details will be released in early 2018. 29


ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS MORE LITERARY LUNCHTIME TREATS

Culture Café Wednesday 7 February 2018

1.30pm

DOUGLAS DUNN

Douglas Dunn is a major Scottish poet and an influential editor, teacher and critic. He has been Professor in the School of English at the University of St Andrews since 1991, overseeing the University’s exceptional Creative Writing programme. His own collections include the deeply moving Elegies, and many other award-winning volumes, including Terry Street, Barbarians, The Year’s Afternoon and New Selected Poems. Anthologies edited include The Faber Book of Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry and The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories. He was awarded an OBE in 2003.

Wednesday 18 April 2018

1.30pm

GRAEME MACRAE BURNET

Graeme Macrae Burnet is one of Scotland’s brightest new literary talents. His novel His Bloody Project was a huge international success and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the LA Times Book Award. It also won him the Glasgow Herald’s Author of the Year Award. It’s a tour-de-force, a dark historical thriller, beautifully written and brilliantly crafted and drew high praise from Ian Rankin and Val McDermid as well as the Booker judges. His new novel, just published, is The Accident on the A35 which returns to the French setting of his debut novel The Disappearance of Adele Bedau and has drawn favourable comparison with the Maigret novels of Simenon.

Wednesday 13 June 2018

1.30pm

SEAN O’BRIEN

Sean O’Brien is an outstanding poet, among the best of his generation. He grew up in Hull and studied at Cambridge. He lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne where he teaches at the University, and he is a visiting Professor at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. Awards include the Eric Gregory Award and the Somerset Maugham Award, and he is one of only two poets to receive the prestigious TS Eliot Prize and TS Eliot Poetry Prize for the same volume (The Drowned Book) in 2007. Other collections include The Frighteners, Night Train and November. and he’ll be reading from his most recent work Europa, just published and widely praised.

STEPPING OUT

£8.80 Add £4 for lunch 30


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THEATRE

Friday 16 & Saturday 17 February 2018

starts 7pm

FRESHLY SQUEEZED PRODUCTIONS AND ROSS MACKAY PRESENT

VELVET EVENING SÉANCE

It’s Victorian 1900s. A judge has allowed his jury to witness a séance to establish the guilt or innocence of the accused. James MacGregor, a well-known medium, is on trial for the murder of his brother. This séance is James’ last opportunity to prove his innocence. Amidst the candles and velvet, he attempts to connect with the jury and the spirit world. Expect a journey of magic, crime and human fragility. Is James a charlatan, or a man who has found the truth?

£13.20

THEATRE

STUDIO

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By Moises Kauffman and Members of Tectonic Theater Project Directed by John Naples Campbell

Wednesday 28 February - Friday 2 March 2018 starts 7pm

Saturday 3 March 2018

In October 1998 in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard, a 21 year old student at the University of Wyoming, was tied to a fence post, severely beaten, robbed, tortured and left, alone, to die. His body -- battered, bloody, barely clinging to life -- was discovered eighteen hours later. The reason for this brutal crime? Matthew Shepard was gay. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project.

BY ELLIE STEWART. DIRECTED BY PHILIP HOWARD. Inspired by the true story of Martin Guerre, The Return is a gripping play about the mystery of identity and the survival instinct, and asks whether we can ever truly know even those we love the best. Commissioned and premiered by Eden Court, and written by Ellie Stewart, a rising star of Scottish playwriting, The Return is produced by the same creative team behind Eden Court’s Not About Heroes in 2015. £13.20 STUDIO

THE LARAMIE PROJECT

£13.20

Friday 16 March 2018

STUDIO

THE RETURN

starts 7pm

starts 7pm

THEATRE GU LEÒR PRESENTS

CEILIDH

BY CATRIONA LEXY CHAIMBEUL AND MÀIRI SÌNE CHAIMBEUL Tha a’ bhana-bhàrd Màiri Ruadh air èirigh às an uaigh airson ciall shònraichte na cèilidh ath-bheòthachadh anns an dealbh-chluich ùr seo, làn ceòl beò, òrain agus sgeulachdan. Poet Màiri Ruadh is back from the grave determined to resurrect the true meaning of the cèilidh in this new play with subtitles, live music and songs. £13.20 STUDIO

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THEATRE


Wednesday 9 May 2018 RIOTBOX PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

starts 7pm RECOMMENDED AGE 12+

AMY CONWAY’S SUPER AWESOME WORLD

A brand new autobiographical show about video games that invites the audience to join Amy Conway as allies in her fight against depression. A performance that explores, through the prism of gaming, what depression is like and what it is like to fight it. A show for adults, teenagers and anyone that has ever battled the darkness inside.

£13.20

STUDIO

Saturday 19 May 2018

starts 7pm

ON THE BUTTON PRESENTS

DON’T PANIC! IT’S CHALLENGE ANNEKA

Bum-bag? Check. Luminescent shell suit? Check. Positive attitude in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges? Hell yeah! Inspired by real life stories, Don’t Panic... presents a frank, funny and open exploration of a topic that too often remains taboo: the challenge of overcoming anxiety. HHHH The Scotsman. £13.20 STUDIO

YOUTH

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

Engaging and inspiring young people to participate in theatre.

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

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

THEATRE

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

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Not enough drama in your life? Top up after work. Aberdeen Performing Arts and Oran Mor present

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

Tuesday 27 February - Saturday 3 March 2018

Tue-Fri 6pm, Thu & Sat 1pm

Tuesday 27 - Saturday 31 March 2018

Tue-Fri 6pm, Thu & Sat 1pm

Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 April 2018

Tue-Fri 6pm, Thu & Sat 1pm

Party Politics by Lorna Martin

For the Love of Chekhov by Alex Robertson Margaret Saves Scotland by Val McDermid

Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 May 2018

Tue-Fri 6pm, Thu & Sat 1pm

Chic’s Last Laugh by Stuart Hepburn Doors will open an hour early at which point the pie and the pint will be available

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Tickets £11 inc. bf (Includes a pint, a glass of wine or soft drink and a pie (inc. veggie option))

THEATRE


MANIPULATE VISUAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

Friday 26 January 2018

OFF KILTER

starts 7pm

At work and in his home, Joe Kilter has his daily set routines. Although some people think Joe is obsessive, Joe would prefer not to be thought of at all. When an unexpected event changes his everyday habits Joe’s world is turned askew. His life is no longer his own, he’s off his game… Joe Kilter is most definitely off-kilter. Exploring mental well-being, identity, and those unsettling times when you feel a little bit different from everyone else, Off-Kilter is a darkly comedic visual theatre production, incorporating illusions, masterful physicality and dynamic, non-verbal storytelling. Ramesh Meyyappan‘s award-winning solo performances and collaborations have toured extensively to much critical acclaim, most recently with his production, Butterfly. He is part of the Design Team for new BA Degree for Deaf Actors at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Off-Kilter, Co-produced with Ramesh Meyyappan Productions, Torn Theatre, Glasgow & TheatreWorks, Singapore.

£13.20

THEATRE

STUDIO

Saturday 27 January 2018

starts 7pm

THE SONG OF THE GOAT

In a perfect suburban setting three neighbours gather for the funeral of a goat, a victim of a heinous crime. A tiny but universal tragedy, played by three comedians and a crazy musician. An acerbic, funny, bitter-sweet tale that questions: is life worth living? Does love really exist? Is revenge a dish better served hot or cold? And how much is the love of a goat really worth? Combining humorous, poetic object theatre and highly-skilled clowning, this tragicomic story describes how a new neighbour with harmless differences can unknowingly shatter fragile surface harmonies which shelter much darker tones, a cautionary tale about the illusory lure of contemporary consumer society… starring a goat. Since 2003 Compagnie à has created brilliantly funny and challenging productions which, behind the humour and play, explore the social and political contexts within which we live through the absurdities and nonsense of everyday life. Song of the Goat has been presented to great acclaim throughout Europe.

£13.20

STUDIO

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DISCOVER...

FAMILY

Photo: Jassy Earl

Saturday 24 March 2018

starts 1pm & 3pm

ECO DRAMA PRESENTS

THE WORM

Underneath your feet in the muddy brown soil squirms the world’s best kept secret…a wonderful, magical creature called the Worm. Join Wilma and William, two nature lovers, on a journey underground as they discover a family of friendly, musical worms and their colourful miniature world. With laugh out loud songs, The Worm is a fun filled musical tale guaranteed to make everyone giggle, wiggle and love the squirmy wonders beneath our feet. After the performance, the audience are invited to see some real worms in a specially designed wormery. HHHHH Broadway Baby.

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STUDIO

FAMILY


Friday 6 April 2018

starts 2pm

Saturday 14 April 2018

starts 11.30am & 2.30pm

THE LETTER J PRESENTS

STARCATCHERS AND HAZEL DARWIN CLEMENTS PRESENT

Grandad and Me is a living storybook about loss, longing and the treasures of memory and imagination. We meet a young girl who is missing her Grandad – he has gone, even though his favourite job was being her Grandad. Led by found objects and her imagination, she traces his footsteps on a magical adventure through time and space.

Grandma and Lucy are up in the attic where all the memories are stored. Hidden in dusty containers at the top of the house, they have been waiting a long time to come out and play. Set to a live, original piano score, join our two playful characters as they discover a magical place filled with hidden treasures. Little ones and their carers are invited to watch and then join in an extravagant tea party under the stars. For children aged 2 - 5 £7.70 STUDIO

THE ATTIC

GRANDAD AND ME

£7.70

Friday 11 & Saturday 12 May 2018

STUDIO

AGES 2-5

starts Fri 1.30pm, Sat 10.30am

CREATED BY CHRISTINE JOHNSTON, ROSEMARY MYERS AND SHONA REPPE. COMMISSIONED BY IMAGINATE AND WINDMILL THEATRE CO

BABA YAGA

AGE RECOMMENDATION: 7–12 (P3-P7)

Vaselina lives the quiet life, safely tucked away on the third floor of a very tall apartment. But all that changes when she is forced to confront the terrifying Baba Yaga who plays her music far too loudly. A new take on an old Russian folktale guaranteed to give you lots to chew on… Supported by the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. £7.70 STUDIO

FAMILY

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Tuesday 3 April 2018 LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS

starts 2pm Age 5+

THERE AND BACK AGAIN, AN ODYSSEY Tickets £7.70 Children £6.60 Family of 4 £6.05 per ticket Buy for all three shows £5.50 per ticket

Tuesday 10 April 2018

starts 2pm

Follow CBeebies’ Patrick Lynch as he uses a pioneering mix of live cinema and theatre to take you on a thrilling ride across the magical world of ancient Greece. With miniature sets Patrick directs the lights, camera and action in front of your eyes to show the Cyclops, the Siege of Troy, the Floating Island, the Land of the Dead, and the whirlpools and mythical creatures which make up the earliest of all fantasy books, Homer’s The Odyssey.

Thursday 12 April 2018

starts 2pm

Age 7+

VISION MECHANICS & HAYA CULTURAL CENTRE, AMMAN PRESENTS

A Heart at Sea uses haunting live music to tell the story of a young Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Set to breath-taking visuals centered around a beautifully carved wooden chest that holds the secrets to the story. Intricate puppets are swept through a transforming wooden world as backdrops flip up, pirouette and change, sending the Boy tumbling through danger and discovery. Puppets roam on this unique contraption to recount the story of whales, tiny boats, sea captains and beards.

Age 5+ Using shadow puppetry, table-top puppets, object theatre, dance, music and animation, this new multi-media production tells the story of a lonely boy who discovers companionship and trust through the curiosity of a mischievous star and the devotion of a faithful dog. Inside a replica of a Bedouin tent the audience sits on pillows and cushions. Around the top of the tent a starlit sky is visible. From one constellation, a small, flicker of light falls from the sky, meeting a small boy and his father and the story begins…

HALF A STRING PRESENTS

A HEART AT SEA

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LITTLE LIGHT

FAMILY


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

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

Media sponsors

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Mini Maestros is a fun and interactive session for small musicians in P1-3. Join us for songs, games, music and stories!

Supported by:

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

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

Supported by:

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


TINY TOTS 1-2 year old 3-4 year old Interactive and lively sessions for little musicians. Join us for songs, rhymes, movement and fun in this exciting weekly workshop.

Supported by:

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

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

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

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DISCOVER THE LEMON TREE...

AT A GLANCE Sun 4 Mar DECEMBER Fri 22 Dec Fri 29 Dec

Big Country Lounge 5 The Complete Stone Roses Lounge 11

JANUARY Fri 12 Jan Fri 19 Jan Sat 20 Jan Sat 27 Jan Mon 29 Jan

The Skids Brian Grittins Start To End Presents: Solid Air-John Martyn Craig Hill Andy Zaltzman

Fickle Friends

Lounge 5

Sat 10 Mar

Andy Kirkpatrick

Lounge 22

Sun 11 Mar

Twelfth Day

Lounge 15

The Handsome Family Ceilidh Stiff Little Fingers Alun Cochrane Robin Ince

Lounge 15 Studio 32 Lounge 6 Studio 22 Lounge 20

Mon 12 Mar Fri 16 Mar Lounge 5 Lounge 21 Mon 19 Mar Lounge 8 Tue 20 Mar Thu 22 Mar

Lounge 21 Fri 23 Mar Craig Campbell Studio 21 Sat 24 Mar The Worm Tue 27 Mar For the Love of Chekhov FEBRUARY (PPP) Sat 3 Feb Mo Kennedy Lounge 9 Wed 28 Mar For the Love of Chekhov Wed 7 Feb MH Stepping Out Belmont 30 (PPP) Culture Café: Douglas Dunn Thu 29 Mar For the Love of Chekhov Sat 10 Feb Iain Stirling Lounge 21 (PPP) Thu 15 Feb Jimeoin: Ridiculous Lounge 22 Fri 30 Mar For the Love of Chekhov Fri 16 Feb MH Stepping Out Lounge 14 (PPP) Northern Arc: Sat 31 Mar For the Love of Chekhov Saltfishforty (PPP) Tue 27 Feb Party Politics (PPP) Lounge 34 Sat 31 Mar The Doors Alive Wed 28 Feb Party Politics (PPP) Lounge 34 APRIL Wed 28 Feb The Laramie project Studio 32 Sun 1 Apr The South MARCH Wed 4 Apr YolanDa Brown Thur 1 Mar Party Politics (PPP) Lounge 34 Fri 6 Apr Grandad And Me Thur 1 Mar The Laramie project Studio 32 Sat 14 Apr The Attic Fri 2 Mar Party Politics (PPP) Lounge 34 Wed 18 Apr MH Stepping Out Fri 2 Mar The Laramie project Studio 32 Culture Café: Sat 3 Mar Party Politics (PPP) Lounge 34 Graeme Macrae Burnet Sat 3 Mar The Return Studio 32

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Lounge 22 Studio 36 Lounge 34 Lounge 34 Lounge 34 Lounge 34 Lounge 34 Lounge 11 Lounge 6 Lounge 17 Studio 37 Studio 37 Belmont 30


Sat 21 Apr MH Stepping Out Lounge 14 Northern Arc: Heildi Talbot and Vasen Fri 20 Apr King King Lounge 18 Sun 22 Apr The Bollywood Brass Band Lounge 13 Tue 24 April Margaret Saves Scotland Lounge 34 (PPP) Wed 25 April Margaret Saves Scotland Lounge 34 (PPP) Thu 26 April Margaret Saves Scotland Lounge 34 (PPP) Fri 27 April Margaret Saves Scotland Lounge 34 (PPP) Sat 28 April Margaret Saves Scotland Lounge 34 (PPP) Sat 28 Apr Brocken Records Lounge 4

MAY Wed 9 May Fri 11 May Fri 11 May Sat 12 May Sun 13 May Sat 14 May Sat 19 May Tue 22 May Wed 23 May Thu 24 May Fri 25 May Sat 26 May Sun 27 May

Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World Hells Bells Baba Yaga Baba Yaga Patrick Monahan The Smiths LTD Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka Chic’s Last Laugh (PPP) Chic’s Last Laugh (PPP) Chic’s Last Laugh (PPP) Chic’s Last Laugh (PPP) Chic’s Last Laugh (PPP) The Rutles

Studio 33 Lounge 12 Studio 37 Studio 37 Studio 23 Lounge 11 Studio 33

JUNE Sat 2 Jun Sun 10 Jun Wed 13 Jun

The Bloody Marys Rura MH Stepping Out Culture Café: Sean O’Brien

Lounge 12 Lounge 16 Belmont 30

The Lemon Tree’s sister venue, the Music Hall, is closed for a multi-million pound redevelopment. During the closure, events will be taking place at The Lemon Tree and at venues across the city – look out for the Stepping Out button. See page 7 to find out how more about STEPPING OUT the project.

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NEED TO KNOW... BUYING TICKETS

Online 24 hours a day: aberdeenperformingarts.com has all the latest listings and ticket info. In person: at HMT or Lemon Tree Box Offices (Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm) or take a chance on the door, The Lemon Tree Box Office opens just before every show. PLEASE NOTE: the Box Office at the Music Hall is now closed for it’s transformation. On the phone: call 01224 641122 (option 1, then option 3) Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm.

WHERE IS IT?

You will find The Lemon Tree right behind Marischal College on West North Street – just in case you’re not sure, here’s a map:

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Bon Accord Harriet St Car Park

By bus: there is a bus stop right outside and we’re just round the corner from Union St, King St and Broad St so lots of buses By car: try the car parks at Frederick St, Marischall College and Gallowgate.

Street Union

HOW MUCH?

We’ve printed the whole price of ticket in the brochure, this includes the booking fee (the only extra you’ll have to pay for is postage, but why not print your own at home?) – there could well be discounts for students, children, over 60s or APA Friends – just ask or check online.

DO I SIT OR STAND?

A bit of both – we try and create the right atmosphere for each gig, some will have seats, some won’t – we’ve tried to list it where we can here. If it says ‘doors’ then that’s when the doors open and you get inside for a drink. If it says ‘start’ that’s when the show starts. Some shows have support acts, we can’t always confirm this until nearer the time and ‘start’ can mean the start of the support act, not the main act

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE?

All ages are welcome, but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, and under 18s can’t be near the bars.

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a charity registered in Scotland. No: SCO33733

WHAT DO THE TIMES MEAN?


Return address: Aberdeen Performing Arts, Aberdeen AB24 5AT

NEED TO KNOW... BUYING TICKETS

Online 24 hours a day: aberdeenperformingarts.com has all the latest listings and ticket info. In person: at HMT or Lemon Tree Box Offices (Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm) or take a chance on the door, The Lemon Tree Box Office opens just before every show. PLEASE NOTE: the Box Office at the Music Hall is now closed for it’s transformation. On the phone: call 01224 641122 (option 1, then option 3) Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm.

t duc Via

Schoolhill

Street Union

et King Stre

St rth t No Wes

t oun em Ros

Bon Accord Harriet St Car Park

WHERE IS IT?

You will find The Lemon Tree right behind Marischal College on West North Street – just in case you’re not sure, here’s a map: By bus: there is a bus stop right outside and we’re just round the corner from Union St, King St and Broad St so lots of buses By car: try the car parks at Frederick St, Marischall College and Gallowgate.

HOW MUCH?

We’ve printed the whole price of ticket in the brochure, this includes the booking fee (the only extra you’ll have to pay for is postage, but why not print your own at home?) – there could well be discounts for students, children, over 60s or APA Friends – just ask or check online. A bit of both – we try and create the right atmosphere for each gig, some will have seats, some won’t – we’ve tried to list it where we can here.

WHAT DO THE TIMES MEAN?

If it says ‘doors’ then that’s when the doors open and you get inside for a drink. If it says ‘start’ that’s when the show starts. Some shows have support acts, we can’t always confirm this until nearer the time and ‘start’ can mean the start of the support act, not the main act

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE?

All ages are welcome, but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, and under 18s can’t be near the bars.

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a charity registered in Scotland. No: SCO33733

DO I SIT OR STAND?

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