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Summer 2019 Box office 01224 641122 aberdeenperformingarts.com


Contents Bands..................................................................................................Page 4 True North...........................................................................................Page 8 Singer-Songwriters..............................................................................Page 10 Tribute & Party Bands..........................................................................Page 12 Roots...................................................................................................Page 15 Jazz & Blues........................................................................................Page 19 Comedy & Spoken Word.......................................................................Page 20 Granite Noir.........................................................................................Page 24 Music Hall Exhibitions..........................................................................Page 25 Dance..................................................................................................Page 26 Drama..................................................................................................Page 28 A Play, A Pie & A Pint..........................................................................Page 31 Freshly Squeezed Productions.............................................................Page 32 Family Theatre.....................................................................................Page 34 Creative Learning.................................................................................Page 36 At A Glance..........................................................................................Page 38 Need To Know......................................................................................Page 40 Aberdeen Performing Arts is core funded by

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The beating heart of cultural life in Aberdeen!

From Indie Icons Turin Breaks to the soaring harmonies of Cattle & Cane. From hearing about the extreme adventures of James Ketchell to the delightful family show Atlantis, the Lemon Tree is at the cutting edge of innovative contemporary arts in the North-east. Discover the Lemon Tree, discover the beating heart of cultural life in Aberdeen!

Box office 01224 641122 aberdeenperformingarts.com

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Bands

The Smiths Ltd

She Drew the Gun Sat 2 November 2019

doors 8.30pm

Louisa Roach isn’t a protest singer. The ambitious, melodic psych pop this Merseyside artist makes under the moniker She Drew The Gun is too abstract for that label, more dreamy than didactic.

Tickets ÂŁ13.75 4

Lounge (standing)

Bands


The LaFontaines Sun 16 June 2019

Arthur Russell Night doors 7pm

This four-piece deliver a unique sound and a style that pushes the boundaries of rock.

Visit www.thelafontaines.co.uk for tickets and album packages Lounge (standing)

Fresh Aberdeen Sat 31 August 2019

Wed 21 August 2019

doors 7.30pm

A celebration of the music of the great Arthur Russell featuring Peter Broderick and a live band made up of members of C Duncan, Admiral Fallow, Monoganon, Yous and WOLF.

Tickets £16.50

Lounge (standing)

The Holydrug Couple doors 7pm

Sun 1 September 2019

doors 7.30pm

Fresh Music is bringing music to the city with an event for everyone - Fresh Music students showcasing their talents live onstage.

The Holydrug Couple began in Santiago, Chile in 2008 and have applied their cerebral psych tone to a particularly melodic set of songs on 2018’s Hyper Super Mega.

Tickets £15.40

Tickets £11

Bands

Lounge (standing)

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Cattle & Cane Thu 24 October 2019

doors 7pm

Sibling duo Joe and Helen Hammill display a confidence and maturity that sees their soaring harmonies and timeless song-writing come to the fore.

Tickets £11

Studio

Wishbone Ash Sun 10 November 2019

doors 7.30pm

WISHBONE ASH 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR It’s a remarkable milestone few bands have achieved… 50 years of continual touring and recording… and always at the highest level.

Tickets £22 6

Lounge (standing)

Bands


Mike Peters presents The Alarm - Hurricane of Change

Turin Brakes

Fri 22 November 2019

Sun 24 November 2019

doors 7pm

doors 7pm

The tour will honour The Alarm’s late 1980’s trilogy of iconic album’s and will feature intimate acoustic readings of some of their most famous songs.

A chance to see the band in their first full stripped back acoustic tour since way back in 2002. They will be playing a range of songs spanning their 20 year career.

Tickets £19.80

Tickets £22

Lounge (standing)

The Sweet

Ride Thu 5 December 2019

Lounge (standing)

doors 7pm

Fri 13 December 2019

doors 7pm

Having formed part of the 90s shoegazing scene, Ride return in 2019 with new album This Is Not A Safe Place and come to the Lemon Tree to play hits new and old.

Following their sold-out Still Got the Rock European Tour, this legendary 70’s rock band embark upon the perfect Christmas gift for their UK fans, a nationwide tour.

Tickets £31.35

Tickets £28.60

Bands

Lounge (standing)

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Singer/ Songwriters

The Smiths Ltd

John Newman Wed 3 July 2019

doors 7pm

Having sold millions of albums worldwide and collaborated with Rudimental and Calvin Harris, this is a great chance to see this chart-topping, Brit Award nominee up close and personal.

Tickets ÂŁ16.50 10

Lounge (standing)

Singer/Songwriters


Broken Chanter Friday 18 October 2019

doors 7pm

Broken Chanter is the adopted name of David MacGregor. MacGregor spent the past decade as the principal songwriter of Scottish Alt-Pop darlings Kid Canaveral.

Tickets ÂŁ9.90

Lounge (standing)

Hugh Cornwell Electric Thu 14 November 2019

doors 7pm

The Monster Tour. All big hits, all great songs, all written and sung by Hugh Cornwell, the songwriter behind The Stranglers.

Tickets ÂŁ27.50

Singer/Songwriters

Lounge (standing)

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Tribute/ Party Bands

Macfloyd Fri 30 August 2019

doors 8pm

In a show lasting over two hours the fans will see an impressive light and laser display alongside stunning visual effects. It promises to be a unique experience.. don’t miss it!

Tickets ÂŁ18.70 12

Lounge (standing)

Tribute/Party Bands


Bay City Rollers Thu 5 September 2019

doors 7pm

Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is back on tour! A unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his Legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts

Tickets £26.40

Lounge (standing)

Funk Connection Sat 7 September 2019

Hells Bells doors 8pm

Fri 13 September 2019

doors 7.30pm

Continuing Aberdeen’s tradition of large and horny soul and funk tribute bands. Get down on the dance floor and don’t miss the chance to boogie down memory lane.

Hells Bells have performed all over the world. If you love AC/DC then you’ll love our high energy performance - a show not to be missed.

Tickets £11

Tickets £16.50

Lounge (standing)

Tribute/Party Bands

Lounge (standing)

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Hayseed Dixie Sun 20 October 2019

Porkpie Ska Night doors 7.30pm

Sat 26 October 2019

doors 8pm

Hayseed Dixie are the undisputed creators of the musical genre, Rockgrass. There are many copycats, converts, and disciples out there. Accept no imitations.

This band are the real deal, from the classic ‘big’ ska band mould, with a full brass section, keys, guitars and porkpie hats to match and everyone gets up to dance!

Tickets £20.35

Tickets £11

Lounge (standing)

Lounge (standing)

Complete Stone Roses Sat 28 December 2019

doors 7.30pm

One of the UK’s most well-known and most successful tribute bands. They have helped to carry on the music of one of the UK’s most influential bands - the Stone Roses.

Tickets £16.50 14

Lounge (standing)

Tribute/Party Bands


Roots

Flook Sat 14 September 2019

doors 7.30pm

Taking inspiration from their roots in the Irish and English traditions, Flook have a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance and delicate ensemble interaction.

Tickets ÂŁ15.40

Roots

Lounge (seated)

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NORTHERN ARC Old Blind Dogs with Startijenn

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

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doors 7.30pm

Tickets ÂŁ17.60

Lounge (standing)

Roots


Keith James: The Songs of Nick Drake

The Alex Green Memorial Concert

Fri 11 October 2019

Fri 8 November 2019

doors 7.30pm

doors 7.30pm

A haunting and immaculately crafted concert. This concert by Keith James features a set of the most timeless songs by the brilliant Nick Drake.

Promoted by The Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland.

Tickets £16.50

Tickets £16.50

Lounge (seated)

Jenny Sturgeon Trio

Bahookie Sat 9 November 2019

Lounge (seated)

doors 8pm

Sat 23 November 2019

doors 7pm

Bahookie are well established as a top band in the scot/rock/ceilidh scene. Their live show is a unique blend of traditional ceilidh with mash ups into modern rock music.

Jenny Sturgeon’s passion for music lies in her interest in traditional folk song, combined with creating fresh, new compositions.

Tickets £13.20

Tickets £13.20

Roots

Lounge (standing)

Lounge (seated)

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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 just like The 101, Project Band Alumni! Email creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com for more information.

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Thu 12 September

Thu 10 October

Jacqui Dankworth Tommy Smith and Charlie Wood Quartet Embodying The Thu 19 September Light Rory Ingham’s Bonsai Thu 17 October Orange Claw Thu 26 September Hammer Colin Steele’s Auld Alliance Thu 24 October Calum Gourlay Quintet Band Thu 3 October Brian Molley Tickets £13.20 - £5.50 Doors 7.30pm Quartet Jazz/Blues

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Comedy & Spoken Word

Simon Caine:

Every Room is a Panic Room if you Overthink Enough Thu 25 July 2019

starts 8pm

Simon Caine will be returning with his 2018 Edinburgh Fringe show, but will also be performing his new, never before seen, 2019 Fringe show. A double whammy!

Tickets ÂŁ11 20

Lounge (seated)

Comedy & Spoken Word


James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 Tue 24 September 2019

starts 9.15pm

Once I bought a lasagne, ate a bit, put it in the fridge and later on I ate a spoonful of cold lasagne and it was delicious. The next day I was asked to name my new show.

Tickets £20.35

Lounge (seated)

Fern Brady:

Paul Foot:

Power and Chaos Thu 3 October 2019

Image Conscious starts 8pm

Sat 5 October 2019

starts 7.30pm

With her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft, Fern is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Known for being totally unique and completely fearless.

I’m here to tell ye about my show. Have you ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? Well I have. That animal is absolutely ridiculous.

Tickets £14

Tickets £16.50

Studio

Comedy & Spoken Word

Lounge (seated)

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Abandoman

Robert Newman:

aka Rob Broderick Tue 8 October 2019

Total Eclipse of Descartes starts 8.30pm

Sat 19 October 2019

doors 7pm

Ireland’s finest hip hop musical comedian uses audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation to take you on a magical journey with songs and captivating tales.

In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help? Rob’s sparklingly brilliant new show tries to give you the answer.

Tickets £14

Tickets £15.40

Lounge (seated)

Lounge (seated)

Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties Sun 27 October 2019

starts 8pm

Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being a d***. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.

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Lounge (seated)

Comedy & Spoken Word


Darren Harriott:

James Ketchell:

Good Heart Yute Fri 8 November 2019

Chasing Extremes starts 7pm

Sat 16 November 2019

starts 7.30pm

Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person. Now he’s 30 and he’s never been in love. It can’t always be someone else’s fault?

The only person on the planet to have summitted Everest, rowed the Atlantic and cycled the world! Despite a serious motorbike accident in 2007, which left his leg shattered.

Tickets £13.75

Tickets £16.50

Studio

Lounge (seated)

Susie McCabe: Born Believer Sat 23 November 2019

starts 8pm

A firm festival favourite, Susie has completed hugely successful solo runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and sell-out shows at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Tickets £14.30

Comedy & Spoken Word

Studio

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THURSDAY 20 – SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2020

Granite Noir, Aberdeen’s unique crime writing festival, returns in 2020 with author conversations, film screening, theatre productions, music gigs, workshops, games and more.

LOCALS IN THE LIMELIGHT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Locals in the Limelight is an opportunity for North-east based writers to showcase their noir fiction alongside some of the festival’s top crime authors. Deadline 19 September. Submit an extract of up to 5000 words and a biog to lesleyanne.rose@aberdeenperformingarts.com

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Music Hall Exhibitions and Art Explore the art spaces at the Music Hall and be inspired! STEPPING IN DIGITAL ARTSPACE | CODA CAFÉ-BAR RONDO RESTAURANT | PICCOLO MEETING ROOM Image: Look Again Festival, Design and Code and Jo Gilbert.

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Dance

Y Dance presents

Project Y Fri 26 July 2019

starts 7pm

A collection of four new and exhilarating contemporary dance works, created by top choreographers and performed by some of the UK’s best young contemporary dancers.

Tickets ÂŁ7.70 26

Studio

Dance


Part of Dancelive 2019 – a contemporary dance festival that celebrates the art form of dance and the people who make dance in Scotland and beyond.

Thursday 17 October

7pm

Rob Heaslip Endling LT Studio Friday 18 October

5.30pm

Friday 18 October

7.45pm

Julia James Griffiths The Box LT Studio Éowyn Emerald & Dancers LT Studio

Become an APA Friends member to support our work on and off the stage. From as little as £42 per year, enjoy early access for booking the best seats, receive exclusive invitations to Friends events, discounts, prize draws and more

Visit aberdeenperformingarts.com, drop in, or call our Box Office on 01224 641122. Dance

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Drama

Mitchell School of Drama and Garidge Theatre presents

Mr Francis and the Village of Secrets Wed 31 July & Thu 1 August 2019

starts 7.30pm

This brand new play with music from award-winning playwright Alan Bissett with music and lyrics by Ashley Forbes tells the true story of Francis Lathom, a Gothic novelist with a mysterious past.

Tickets ÂŁ11 28

Studio

Drama


Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble 2019 present

Act Of Repair Wed 24 July 2019

starts 7.30pm

Act Of Repair is a brand new piece of political theatre which explores emerging forms of capitalism and the technological forces at work around us; on us; in us.

Tickets £11

Studio

A Co-Production between Stellar Quines and Pearlfisher

A National Theatre of Scotland production

Hope & Joy

The Drift

Wed 2 October 2019

starts 7pm

Wed 30 & Thu 31 October 2019

Rec. age 12+

starts 7pm *starts 10.30am

This autobiographical, poetic spoken word show sees writer and performer Hannah Lavery exploring her legacy of being “mixed” in Scotland.

From award winning writer Ellie Stewart and director Caitlin Skinner, comes a playful production that explores love, loss and parenthood in a changing climate.

Tickets £13.20

Tickets £13.20 *Baby friendly performance Studio

Drama

Studio

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The Moira Monologues and More Moira Monologues double-bill Written and performed by Alan Bissett Wed 6 November 2019

starts 7pm

Meet the hardest woman in Falkirk…twice! Moira Bell is the rip-roaring, chain-smoking, nae-messin’ heroine from Alan Bissett’s original and classic ‘one-woman show’, here with its award-winning sequel.

Tickets £13.20

Studio

Being Human Festival presents

Stanley Robertson Event Sat 16 November 2019

starts 7pm

A cast of storytellers, singers and academics will remember the storyteller, ballad singer and author. One of the most influential Scottish Traveller voices on the folk scene.

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Studio

Drama


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

A PL AY•A PIE & A PINT

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

Tue 24 - Sat 28 September 2019 Tue-Fri 6pm, Thu & Sat 1pm

Number One Fan by Kim Miller Tickets £11 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.

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Freshly Squeezed Productions

The Freshly Squeezed Productions team is committed to providing inspirational opportunities, creating and commissioning new work made in Aberdeen, championing up and coming talent and ideas, and working with artists across Scotland and beyond.

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Freshly Squeezed Productions Drama


Artist Exchange Open Call Freshly Squeezed Productions supports artists to take time out to develop a project, expand their practice or work in a new way with new people. We are looking for great ideas from a diverse range of artists. Deadline 1 July.

Scratch Night Elsewhere & Home Where is home and what does it feel like to be elsewhere? Submit your short scripts (max 10mins, 3 actors), or samples of spoken word or new music inspired by stories of ‘home and away’. Deadline 19 August.

Tue 10 September 2019 starts 7.30pm Join us for a fascinating evening of brand new work and discover the best in emerging talent from the North-east.

Tickets £5.50

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For more information on either project, or to submit your work contact lesleyanne.rose@aberdeenperformingarts.com

Freshly Drama Squeezed Productions

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Family Theatre

Andy Manley and Red Bridge Arts present

Stick By Me By Andy Manley and Ian Cameron Sat 28 September 2019

For ages 3-6 years

starts 10.30am & 1.30pm*

“It’s a stick. It’s just a stick.” But for one, all alone, this stick has something special. And soon the two are the best of friends. They run, play, hide and rest…and stick together when things get tough.

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*Relaxed performance Studio

Family Theatre


Shona Reppe, in collaboration with Vélo Theatre, France presents

Atlantis Banal : Beneath the Surface (an exhibition) Ages 8+ Tue 15 October 2019

10.30am and 1.30pm

Hold your breath as we go beneath the surface with Atlantis Banal. Set in an intimate ‘pop-up’ art gallery, art installation meets fashion and animation mingles with song in this immersive theatrical exhibition.

Tickets £8.80

Studio

ON SALE SOON! The Lemon Tree Christmas Show

Family Drama Theatre

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Creative Learning Engaging and inspiring people of all ages and abilities to explore and participate in music and making drama. Our Creative Learning programme offers a range of arts activities for all ages, and offers a fantastic opportunity for participants to start a life-long relationship with our venues. For more details of our classes, please visit: aberdeenperformingarts.com/creative-learning or contact: creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com

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The Lemon Tree at a Glance July Wed 3 July Wed 24 July Thu 25 July Fri 26 July Wed 31 July

September John Newman Act of Repair Simon Caine Project Y Dance Mr Francis & the Village of Secrets

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Mr Francis & the Village of Secrets Arthur Russell Macfloyd Fresh Aberdeen

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August Thu 1 Aug Wed 21 Aug Fri 30 Aug Sat 31 Aug

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Sun 1 Sep Thu 5 Sep Fri 6 Sep Sat 7 Sep Fri 13 Sep Sat 14 Sep Tue 24 Sep Wed 25 Sep Thu 26 Sep Fri 27 Sep Sat 28 Sep

The Holydrug Couple Bay City Rollers Northern Arc- Old Blind Dogs with Startijenn Funk Connection Hells Bells Flook PPP- Number One Fan James Acaster PPP- Number One Fan PPP- Number One Fan PPP- Number One Fan PPP- Number One Fan Stick by Me

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At a glance


More shows will be added. Visit aberdeenperformingarts.com for up-to-date listings. October Wed 2 Oct Thu 3 Oct Sat 5 Oct Tue 8 Oct Fri 11 Oct Tue 15 Oct Thu 17 Oct Fri 18 Oct Sat 19 Oct Sun 20 Oct Thu 24 Oct Sat 26 Oct Sun 27 Oct Wed 30 Oct Thu 31 Oct

The Drift Fern Brady Paul Foot Abandoman (Rob Broderick) Keith James Atlantis Dancelive Broken Chanter Dancelive Robert Newman Hayseed Dixie Cattle and Cane Porkpie Ska Night Geoff Norcott Hope and Joy Hope and Joy

At Drama a glance

November Studio 29 Studio 21 Lounge 21 Lounge 22 Lounge 17 Studio 35 Studio 27 Lounge 11 Studio 27 Lounge 22 Lounge 14 Studio 6 Lounge 14 Lounge 22 Studio 29 Studio 29

Sat 2 Nov Wed 6 Nov Fri 8 Nov Fri 8 Nov Sat 9 Nov Sun 10 Nov Thu 14 Nov Sat 16 Nov Fri 22 Nov Sat 23 Nov Sun 24 Nov

She Drew The Gun Lounge The Moira Monologues Studio & More Moira Monologues The Alex Green Lounge Memorial Concert Darren Harriott Studio Bahookie Lounge Wishbone Ash Lounge Hugh Cornwell Lounge James Ketchell Lounge Stanley Robertson Event Studio Mike Peters Presents The Alarm Lounge Hurricane of Change Tour Jenny Sturgeon Trio Lounge Susie McCabe Studio Turin Brakes Lounge

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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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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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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?

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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