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Spring Summer 2020

Box office 01224 641122 aberdeenperformingarts.com


Contents Pop & Rock..........................................................................................Page 4 Other Music.........................................................................................Page 8 Comedy & Spoken Word.......................................................................Page 12 Dance..................................................................................................Page 16 Theatre................................................................................................Page 18 A Play, A Pie & A Pint..........................................................................Page 21 Freshly Squeezed Productions.............................................................Page 22 Creative Learning.................................................................................Page 23 Light The Blue.....................................................................................Page 23 Family..................................................................................................Page 24 Puppet Animation Festival....................................................................Page 25 At a Glance..........................................................................................Page 26 Need To Know......................................................................................Page 28

Aberdeen Performing Arts is core funded by

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The beating heart of cultural life in Aberdeen!

We’re pleased to introduce our latest season of cutting edge work at the Lemon Tree. We have the extraordinary Pictish Trail, local rock heroes Cold Years, exhilarating dance with The Spinners, something for the family at the Puppet Animation Festival and the return of our ever popular Scratch Nights. Take a chance, discover your new favourite act at the Lemon Tree.

Box office 01224 641122 aberdeenperformingarts.com

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Pop & Rock

Wolfgang Flür (ex-Kraftwerk) Sat 14 March 2020

doors 8.30pm

A member of Kraftwerk during the group’s golden era, Wolfgang Flür was the band’s electronic percussionist from 1973 to 1987. As well as being a member of the group for their international breakthrough album Autobahn (1974), Wolfgang helped create the proto-techno classics Trans-Europe Express (1977) and Computer World (1981).

Tickets £22 (doors price £25.30) 4

Lounge (standing)

Pop & Rock


Showaddywaddy

The Doors Alive

Fri 3 April 2020

Sat 4 April 2020

doors 7:30pm

SHOWADDYWADDY have long been established as Europe’s most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll. The record speaks for itself!

Tickets £22

Lounge (standing)

doors 7pm

Quite simply the most exciting, authentic, charismatic and sexually magnetic tribute band to pay homage to the 1960’s rock titans.

Tickets £22

Lounge (standing)

The Wandering Hearts Sun 5 April 2020

doors 8pm

The UK masters of harmony-laden Americana, return to Scotland following a stunning sold out show in Glasgow in January as part of Celtic Connections.

Tickets £16.50 (doors price £19.80)

Pop & Rock

Lounge (seated)

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Pictish Trail Sun 12 April 2020

The Wildhearts doors 7pm

His extraordinary vocals reveal hidden depths and have been accompanied by everything from acoustic guitar to a full-on four piece metal band to throbbing dance beats.

Tickets £15.40

Lounge (standing)

BC Camplight Sun 10 May 2020

Sun 3 May 2020

doors 7:30pm

The Wildhearts and their incendiary shows have cemented their reputation and legacy as one of the best bands the UK has produced.

Tickets £26.40 (doors price £29.70)

Lounge (standing)

Cold Years plus Special Guests doors 7:30pm

Fri 15 May 2020

doors 7pm

“This is an examination of madness and loss,” says Brian Christinzio, the inimitable force behind BC Camplight.

Cold Years are a British rock band established in Aberdeen, Scotland. Emerging in late 2014 they have attracted critical acclaim.

Tickets £16.50

Tickets £11

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Lounge (standing)

Lounge (standing)

Pop & Rock


Goodbye Mr MacKenzie Thu 30 July 2020

doors 7:30pm

One of Scotland’s most iconic rock bands is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their first album “Good Deeds and Dirty?Rags”, performing it in its entirety, plus a few extra little treats.

Tickets £25.30

Lounge (standing)

SOLD OUT

Martin Kemp - Back to the Eighties Party Fri 28 August 2020

doors 7pm

Dig out those 80’s clothes, grab your dancing shoes, and prepare to enjoy a night of pure ‘Gold’ and yes fancy dress is encouraged!

Tickets £24.20

Pop & Rock

Lounge (standing)

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Other Music

The Smiths Ltd

The Shee The Shadows Tour Sat 23 May 2020

doors 8pm

An adventurous brew of Folk, Gaelic and Bluegrass music. Expect low airs, Gaelic ballads, original songs, high energy tunes, hypnotic riffs, and of course … clog dancing !

Tickets £15.40 8

Lounge (steated)

Other Music


Melvin Taylor/ Stevie Nimmo Sun 15 March 2020

Agbeko starts 7:30pm

Thu 19 March 2020

starts 8pm

Melvin Taylor, one of the greatest guitarists and vocalists in Chicago blues history. Glaswegian Stevie Nimmo opens the show.

A fierce, energetic and irresistibly danceable live show from afrobeat-inspired rock-funkpsych juggernaut.

Tickets £15

Tickets £12.50

Lounge (standing)

Hamish Stuart Band Sun 22 March 2020

You may Aberdeen also enjoy... Gin Fest starts 7:30pm

The original lead singer/guitarist with The Average White Band. Expect AWB hits and loads of great funk and soul classics.

Tickets £20

Other Music

Lounge (standing)

Lounge (seated)

Fri 3 & Sat 4 July 2020

various times

Sample lots of different tastes and styles, in a relaxed and friendly environment with live music and good local food. www.aberdeenginfest.co.uk

Tickets £25

(Early Bird ticket £20)

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Mànran

10th Anniversary Party

Lee Scratch Perry

Fri 27 March 2020

Sat 28 March 2020

doors 7:30pm

Multi award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran look ahead to celebrating 10 years at the heart of the Scottish traditional music scene.

Tickets £19.25

Lounge (standing)

doors 7:30pm

He holds status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time.

Tickets £27.50 (doors price £30.80)

Lounge (standing)

Aged 14-19?

Hone your skills and get a foot up in the music industry at

Project Band

You never know, you could be playing Belladrum or supporting big names at the Music Hall! Email: creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com for more information.

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Other Music


Thu 9 April

Thu 7 May

Thu 16 April

Thu 14 May

Cedric Hanriot Trio Mezcla Thu 23 April

Steele/Hamilton/ Cosker/Lowit with Marisha Addison Thu 30 April

Dominic Ingham Quintet

Zhenya Strigalev Duo Phil Bancroft Quartet Thu 21 May

Luca Manning and Irini Arabatzi NIMA Thu 28 May

Alex Goodman Trio For prices and more details go to www.jazzatthebluelamp.com

Other Music

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Comedy & Spoken Word

Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big in This Thu 26 March 2020

Tickets £13.20 - £5.50

starts 7:30pm

The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors 7.30pm Doors Down.

Tickets £18.70 12

Lounge

Comedy & Spoken Word


Pete Whittaker:

Fern Brady:

Tue 17 March 2020

Wed 18 March 2020

Solo and Free

Power & Chaos

starts 7.30pm

Join Pete from the sub culture of underground crack climbing and onto the side of the world’s highest big walls.

Tickets £17.60

Lounge

Featured in Vogue as one of the Top 5 Female Comedians as well as the Telegraph’s top 5 young comedians to watch, Fern’s career has gone stratospheric in the last 18 months.

Tickets £13.20

Paul McCaffrey:

Simon Brodkin:

Fri 20 March 2020

Sat 21 March 2020

Lemon

Lounge

100% Simon Brodkin

starts 6.30pm

As seen on Live At The Apollo. Most recently Paul has performed to over half a million people in supporting Kevin Bridges and Sean Lock on nationwide tours.

Tickets £14.30

starts 8pm

Lounge

Comedy & Spoken Word

starts 8pm

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, Simon takes his debut stand-up show on a nationwide tour.

Tickets £22

Lounge

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The Totally Scottish Football Podcast

Matt Forde:

Wed 25 March 2020

Thu 9 April 2020

starts 7.30pm

The Totally Scottish Football Show heads back home for their first ever live event! Joined by bona fide legend Gordon Strachan.

Tickets £14.30

Studio

Brexit, Pursued by a Bear Britain’s leading political comedian once again promises his last show as an EU citizen. As seen on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, and The Royal Variety Performance.

Tickets £16.50

Kiri Pritchard-McLean:

Jen Brister:

Wed 15 April 2020

Wed 22 April 2020

Empathy Pains

starts 7:30pm

starts 8pm

Studio

Under Privilege starts 7pm

Multi award winning Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order) is back with her fourth full length show.

Join Brister as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of ‘privilege.’ Who has it? Who doesn’t? And why does no one like to admit they have any?

Tickets £15.40

Tickets £13.75

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Studio

Studio

Comedy & Spoken Word


The Swanson Detectives & The Aberdeen Bodysnatching Case

Steve Hall & Steve Williams

Thu 23 April 2020

Thu 30 April 2020

starts 7pm

starts 7.30pm

Adam Wood reveals the lives and careers of the detective brothers and investigates the Dunecht outrage, the first instance of bodysnatching in the UK for nearly 50 years.

After opening for Russell Howard’s sold out arena World Tour, Steve Hall and Steve Williams land in Aberdeen to deliver a double dose of stand up.

Tickets £11

Tickets £13.20

Lounge

Cathy O’Dowd:

Jessica Fostekew:

Everest & Beyond Tue 5 May 2020

Lounge

Hench starts 7:30pm

Thu 14 May 2020

starts 7:30pm

Find out how Cathy O’Dowd became the first woman in the world to climb Everest from both sides, and used that to launch her career as an international motivational speaker.

Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. You’ve seen Jess in BBC sitcoms Motherland, Cuckoo and Three Girls.

Tickets £18.70

Tickets £13.75

Lounge

Comedy & Spoken Word

Lounge

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Dance

White and Givan: Worn Thu 2 April 2020

starts 7pm

Exploring how the body is affected by time and space, and the experiences, marks and scars that become part of our history and affect our present as well as our futures.

Tickets ÂŁ13.20 Students/U26 ÂŁ5.50 16

Studio

Dance


Raw Material presents Limosani Projekts & Al Seed Productions

The Spinners Thu 28 April 2020

starts 8pm

An exhilarating ride into myth and imagination from renowned Scottish director Al Seed and awardwinning Australian choreographer and dancer Lina Limosani.

Tickets £13.20 Students/U26 £5.50

Studio

Y Dance presents

Project Y 2020 Fri 31 July 2020

starts 7pm

A collection of four new and exhilarating contemporary dance works created by choreographers Anna Kenrick, Sandrine Monin, Emma Jayne Park and Jessie Roberts-Smith.

Tickets £7.70

Dance

Studio

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Theatre

Produced by Bijli Company in Residence at National Theatre of Scotland

One Mississippi Sat 16 May 2020

starts 7pm

One Mississippi is a piece of physical verbatim theatre that explores how the impact of traumatic childhood experiences shape men’s adult lives, and the journey that takes them to breaking point.

Tickets £13.20 Students/U26 £5.50 18

Studio

Theatre


Dar a thig an t-uisge gu grad, dè chailleas sinn? When the water comes suddenly, what do we lose?

Fully accessible to non-Gaelic speakers and with integrated BSL.

Theatre Gu Leòr & Whyte In association with the Tron Theatre present

MAIM

Fri 20 March 2020

starts 7:30pm

A raw howl of grief and an act of protest for what has already been lost and what could follow. MAIM is a love song to the land and language of Mull, a burst of panic in the face of extinction.

Tickets £13.20 Students/U26 £5.50

Suitable for all ages. Studio

Independent Arts Projects present

Waves by Alice Mary Cooper Sun 5 April 2020

starts 7pm

The tale of Elizabeth Moncello and how, growing up on Gabo Island (Australia) in the 1930s, she came to be the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke.

Tickets £8.80 Students/U26 £8.25

Theatre

Studio

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Vanishing Point: After the story by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis Unplugged Sun 24 May 2020

starts 7pm

A theatre show with live music that tells the story of Gregor Samsa, an ordinary man who wakes up one morning to discover he has turned into a giant insect.

Tickets £13.20 Students/U26 £5.50

recommended for age 14+ Studio

Stage 4 presents

Rent

Wed 24 - Sat 27 June 2020

starts 7:30pm

Loosely based on Puccini’s opera La Bohème, Rent tells the story of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Tickets £17.60 20

Studio

Theatre


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

A PL AY•A PIE & A PINT

A PL A PIE

“One of the most magical theatre initiatives of the last decade” The Scotsman

Tue 7 - Sat 11 April 2020 Tue - Fri 6pm, Thu & Sat 1pm

The Infernal Serpent by Dave Gerow

Tue 19 - Sat 23 May 2020 Tue - Fri 6pm, Thu & Sat 1pm

The Silver Superheroes by Morna Young Tickets £12 Includes a pint, a glass of wine or soft drink and a pie (vegetarian option available). Doors will open an hour early at which point the pie and pint will be available.

Box office 01224 641122 aberdeenperformingarts.com Theatre

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Freshly Squeezed Productions is all about talent and ideas – giving a stage to fantastic artists and stories, creating and commissioning new work made in Aberdeen, and providing inspirational opportunities. Freshly Squeezed Productions presents

Scratch Night: Memories are Made of This Tue 24 March 2020

starts 7:30pm

How does childhood shape our later lives? Will our pasts come back to haunt us? When do we need to let go of our memories? The next Freshly Squeezed Productions Scratch Night explores the topics of memory, the past and childhood. Join us for an evening of fresh, new work by exceptional local talent. The evening will also include a work in progress performance of a new production being developed by leading Doric poet and performer Jo Gilbert as part of our Artist Exchange programme. Also featuring a special surprise musical performance!

Tickets ÂŁ5.50

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Lemon Tree


Music & Drama Music and drama classes, workshops and events for people of all ages and abilities. Our inspiring Creative Learning programme offers a range of arts activities and is a fantastic opportunity to start a lifelong relationship with our prestigious venues! For more details of our classes, please visit: aberdeenperformingarts.com/creative-learning or contact: creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com

Aberdeen Performing Arts presents

LIGHT THE BLUE Youth Arts Festival - where sparks ignite!

17 - 21 June 2020 #lighttheblue 23


Family

A Unicorn/ The Polar Bears production

The Polar Bears Go Go Go! Tue 21 July 2020

starts 10.30am & 1.30pm

The Polar Bears are back with another adventure and this time they are off on their holidays. What could go wrong? Join the very lovable but slightly hapless duo as they set off on their holiday adventures.

Tickets ÂŁ8.80 24

Ideal for children aged between 2 & 5 years. Studio

Family Theatre


Tickets £8.80 Family of 4 £7.70 per ticket Buy for all three shows £6.60 per ticket

Hopeful Monster presents recommended for ages 5+ years

Hopeful Monster Mon 30 March 2020

starts 10.30am &1:30pm

An innovative and playful visual journey combining visual theatre, an original soundtrack and puppetry. A playful exploration of all living things being made of the same fundamental building blocks. Lemon Tree Studio

Ipdip Theatre presents

recommended for ages 0-5 years

Anonymouse Fri 10 April 2020

starts 10.30am

Musical, tactile, curious and sweet, this play is a love letter to living moment to moment. A lyrical story created for small children and their adults to cosy in and enjoy together blending puppetry and poetry. Big Sky, Music Hall

Sokobauno Puppet & Object Theatre presents recommended for ages 3+

Doing the Dishes Fri 17 April 2020

starts 2pm

With live music throughout, this highly visual and mischievous performance showcases the musicality and expert puppetry skills of Shane Connolly, one of Scotland’s leading puppeteers. Lemon Tree Studio

Family Drama Theatre

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March 2020

April 2020

Sat 14 Sun 15 Tue 17 Wed 18 Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 Sun 22 Tue 24 Wed 25 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sat 28 Mon 30

Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12 Wed 15 Fri 17

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Wolfgang Flür (ex-Kraftwerk) Lounge 4 Melvin Taylor Blues Band, Lounge 9 Stevie Nimmo Trio - Aberdeen Jazz Festival Pete Whittaker “Solo & Free” Lounge 13 Fern Brady: Power and Chaos Lounge 13 Agbeko - Aberdeen Jazz Festival Lounge 9 Paul McCaffrey Lounge 13 MAIM Studio 19 100% Simon Brodkin Lounge 13 Hamish Stuart Band Lounge 9 - Aberdeen Jazz Festival Memories are Made of This Studio 22 - Freshly Squeezed Scratch Night The Totally Scottish Studio 14 Football Podcast Arabella Weir Lounge 12 Mànran Lounge 10 Lee Scratch Perry Lounge 10 PAF - Hopeful Monster Studio 25

White & Givan | Worn Studio Showaddywaddy Lounge The Doors Alive Lounge The Wandering Hearts Lounge WAVES - Alice Mary Cooper Studio PPP - The Infernal Serpent Lounge by Dave Gerow PPP - The Infernal Serpent Lounge by Dave Gerow PPP - The Infernal Serpent Lounge by Dave Gerow Matt Forde: Studio Brexit, Pursued by a Bear PPP - The Infernal Serpent Lounge by Dave Gerow PAF - Anonymouse - Big Sky, Music Hall PPP - The Infernal Serpent Lounge by Dave Gerow Pictish Trail Lounge Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Studio Empathy Pains PAF - Doing the Dishes Studio

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The Lemon Tree at a glance


Wed 22 Thu 23 Tue 28 Thu 30

Jen Brister: Under Privilege The Swanson Detectives and the Aberdeen Bodysnatching Case The Spinners Steve Hall, Steve Williams

Studio 14 Lounge 15 Studio 17 Lounge 15

May 2020 Sun 3 Tue 5 Sun 10 Thu 14 Fri 15 Sat 16 Tue 19 Wed 20 Thu 21 Fri 22 Sat 23

The Wildhearts Cathy O’Dowd: Everest & Beyond BC Camplight Jessica Fostekew: Hench Cold Years One Mississippi PPP - The Silver Superheroes by Morna Young PPP - The Silver Superheroes by Morna Young PPP - The Silver Superheroes by Morna Young PPP - The Silver Superheroes by Morna Young PPP - The Silver Superheroes by Morna Young

Lounge Lounge Lounge Lounge Lounge Studio Lounge

6 15 6 15 6 18 21

Lounge 21 Lounge 21 Lounge 21 Lounge 21

Sat 23 The Shee Lounge 8 Sun 24 The Metamorphosis Unplugged Studio 20

June 2020 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20 Sun 21 Wed 24 Thu 25 Fri 26 Sat 27

Light The Blue Light The Blue Light The Blue Light The Blue Light The Blue Rent Studio Rent Studio Rent Studio Rent Studio

23 23 23 23 23 20 20 20 20

July 2020 Tue 21 The Polar Bears Go Go Go! Thu 30 Goodbye Mr MacKenzie Fri 31 Project Y 2020

Studio 24 Lounge 7 Studio 17

August 2020 Fri 28

Martin Kemp: Back to the 80s

For constantly updated listings please visit aberdeenperformingarts.com Drama

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The Lemon Tree Buying tickets

Online 24 hours a day: aberdeenperformingarts.com has all the latest listings and ticket info. In person: at HMT, Music Hall 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. On the phone: call 01224 641122 (option 1) Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm.

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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.

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Where is it?

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 Friends of Aberdeen Performing Arts – 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.

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.

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Return address: Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

The Lemon Tree Buying tickets

Online 24 hours a day: aberdeenperformingarts.com has all the latest listings and ticket info. In person: at HMT, Music Hall 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. On the phone: call 01224 641122 (option 1) Mon-Sat 9.30am-6pm.

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How much?

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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.

St rth t No Wes

Where is it?

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 Friends of Aberdeen Performing Arts – 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.

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.

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