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Sept - Dec 2017

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Discover... FRESHLY SQUEEZED.......................................................................................PAGE 4 TRUE NORTH....................................................................................................PAGE 6 SINGER-SONGWRITERS..................................................................................PAGE 8 BANDS...............................................................................................................PAGE 11 MUSIC HALL STEPPING OUT.........................................................................PAGE 15 TRIBUTE & PARTY BANDS.............................................................................PAGE 16 ROOTS...............................................................................................................PAGE 19 NORTHERN ARC...............................................................................................PAGE 22 MUSIC HALL ‘TAKE A SEAT’..........................................................................PAGE 23 JAZZ & BLUES..................................................................................................PAGE 24 SOUND FESTIVAL............................................................................................PAGE 26 DANCELIVE.......................................................................................................PAGE 27 COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD............................................................................PAGE 29 CULTURE CAFÉ................................................................................................PAGE 35 THEATRE...........................................................................................................PAGE 36 A PLAY, A PIE & A PINT..................................................................................PAGE 39 NEW VOICES.....................................................................................................PAGE 40 FAMILY..............................................................................................................PAGE 42 AT A GLANCE...................................................................................................PAGE 46 NEED TO KNOW................................................................................................PAGE 48 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!

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 15 to find out OUT how more about the project.

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FRESHLY SQUEEZED

Friday 6 October

doors 7.30pm

INTERESTING MUSIC PROMOTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH APA PRESENTS

FRESHLY SQUEEZED WITH POSABLE ACTION FIGURES, JR GREEN +GORDON JAMES AND THE POWER

This year looks set to be a break out year for Posable Action Figures having already picked up airplay on Radio 1 for their latest single Cut, been tipped as one of, Vic Galloway of BBC Radio Scotland’s bands to watch in 2017 as well as being invited to start the year with a performance on STV. £8.80 LOUNGE (standing)

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FRESHLY SQUEEZED


Thursday 9 November FRESHLY SQUEEZED WITH DED RABBIT, BAD MANNEQUINS + SUPPORT

doors 7.30pm

Wednesday 15 November FRESHLY SQUEEZED WITH SYD

doors 7.30pm

Originally from Yorkshire, Ded Rabbit moved to the Highlands in 1996. After moving to Edinburgh to study, they started working together in the studio, releasing their EPs Wash Away, Wake Up In A Dream and Moving In Slow Motion. £7.70 LOUNGE (standing)

ARTHUR

Syd Arthur are an English psychedelic band, formed in Canterbury in 2003 by brothers frontman Liam and bassist Joel Magill, drummer Fred Rother and violinist Raven Bush. Rother was officially replaced by the Magills’ younger brother Josh in 2016. Calling their new album Apricity felt right for Syd Arthur. For one thing, the phenomenon was something they became used to as they spent chunks of last year in a forested park on the edge of Los Angeles.

£9.90 LOUNGE (standing)

FRESHLY SQUEEZED

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SINGER/ SONGWRITERS

...waxing lyrical

Sunday 29 October

NEWTON FAULKNER

doors 8pm

Moving on from what he dubs ‘an interesting, if weird, experiment’, Newton Faulkner completed his latest album Human Love with a renewed sense of purpose, and is now touring again as the fulcrum of a three-piece band featuring drummer Toby Couling and his brother Toby, a dab hand on the ukulele, mandolin, dulcimer, keyboards and bass. £24.20 LOUNGE (standing)

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SINGER SONGWRITERS


Wednesday 27 September

doors 7.30pm

GRAHAM GOULDMAN 10CC

Graham Gouldman formed Heart Full of Songs six years ago, purely for the pleasure of playing his songs in their simplest form, acoustically. Graham performed a selection of the hits he’d written for other artistes. His status as one of the world’s leading songwriters was acknowledged with his induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in New York.

£27.50

LOUNGE (standing)

Sunday 15 October

Thursday 12 October

doors 7.30pm

RODDY WOOMBLE

Having toured the world as frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble recently toured UK in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of this debut solo album, My Secret Is My Silence. A leading voice in the thriving British contemporary indie folk music scene, 2017 will see Roddy take a darker more lo fi direction held together by Woomble’s trademark poetic lyrics, “evocative vocals and consummate gift for a tune.” £16.50 LOUNGE (seated)

doors 7.30pm

GLEN MATLOCK

Punk rock veteran Glen Matlock made his name as original bassist and key creative force in The Sex Pistols. In recent years, Matlock has added stints with Earl Slick’s Slinky Vagabond, the Mike Peters fronted Dead Men Walking, and even the reformed Faces to an eclectic, everexpanding rock ‘n’ roll CV, and has also established his own group The Philistines.

£15.40

SINGER SONGWRITERS

LOUNGE (standing)

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Friday 20 October

doors 7.30pm

LUCY SPRAGGAN

For Lucy Spraggan, 2017 has been a year to remember. The singer-songwriter has already netted her fourth top 40 album and followed that success with a huge tour across the UK and Europe. Described as ‘a triumph’ by The Sun, I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing was released in January 2017, charting at number 12 in the Official Top 40 Album Chart. It was the second release under her own label, CTRL Records. £13.20 LOUNGE (standing)

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.

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

Age: 14-19 years, Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm at The Lemon Tree 10

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SINGER/SONGWRITERS


DISCOVER...

BANDS ...waxing lyrical

Tuesday 3 October

SHELLAC

doors 7.30pm

PLUS SUPPORT FROM IONA FORTUNE

Q: What should i expect from a Shellac UK tour? Well I’m going to answer that with a question from the band... Q: Do you like to Rock? If the answer is “yes” then we’d like to invite you down to these shows on these dates to participate in some of the aforementioned “rock”

£22

BANDS

LOUNGE (standing)

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Tuesday 5 September

doors 7pm

THE BEAT STARRING DAVE WAKELING

The singer, songwriter and guitarist behind the biggest 1980’s 2-Tone Band, The Beat, Dave Wakeling is the consummate showman, touring the world with an all-star line-up, performing all the hits of The Beat, General Public and his new songs. £22 LOUNGE (standing)

Friday 15 September

FRESH ABERDEEN

Fresh Music presents - for one night only - live music in Aberdeen! Fresh Music is bringing music to the city with an event for everyone - Fresh Music students showcasing their talents live onstage. All genres - celebrating music through the decades. Don’t miss The Event of the Year! Supporting Northsound Radio’s Cash for Kids charity.

£11, Under 16s £8.80

Friday 29 September

doors 7.30pm

THE BIG MOON

Wide-eyed Londoners channelling the spirit of indie’s finest. “With each new release, they continue to reach brand new heights” The Line of Best Fit “The raucous highlight of their amazing live shows finally got a proper release!” DIY “another sign of the band’s blossoming maturity and growing confidence as songwriters” Clash

£8.80 12

LOUNGE (standing)

doors 7pm

Saturday 30 September

LOUNGE (standing)

FROM THE JAM

doors 7pm

In 1977, The Jam released their debut album In the City. Almost immediately they hit a nerve with the youth of the time. The Jam became one of the biggest selling bands in British history. From The Jam features original bass player Bruce Foxton, plus Russell Hastings and Mark Brzezicki. They will be doing a select number of dates performing this album from start to finish along with a selection of the classic hits and great album tracks. £27.50 LOUNGE (standing)

BANDS


Monday 2 October

doors 8pm

THE PIGEON DETECTIVES

doors 7.30pm

TIJUANA BIBLES

Tijuana Bibles are a four piece ‘Neo-Psychedelic Rock ‘n’ Roll’ band from Glasgow. Described recently as “one of the few bands in Glasgow to have any real grit under the hood”, Tijuana Bibles have grown from inception to a unit with a highly regarded live reputation among their peers and rapidly growing fan base in the few short months they have been performing since finalising their line up.

£8.80

BANDS

doors 7.30pm

BAD BREEDING

The Leeds-based Pigeon Detectives play an exciting blend of rock’n’roll born out of a love for classic rock music and the indie rock of the 1990s. “Perfect fodder for indie fans who like to jump up and down as if it’s 1995, this band’s crunching guitar is simple but effective” says Camden Evening News, reflecting quite accurately the Pigeon Detectives’ ethos - to play exciting music to packed out venues. £19.80 LOUNGE (standing)

Saturday 28 October

Friday 27 October

LOUNGE (standing)

Drawn together by an enthusiasm for old anarcho and a complete disdain for the misrepresentation of Britain’s working- class identity, Bad Breeding is an attempt to call out the rank injustices and political distortion peddled to people existing on the fringes. Made up of friends who muddled together through state school, the band serves as an outlet from the monotony of labouring work and humiliating temp jobs. £8.80 LOUNGE (standing)

Saturday 11 November

WISHBONE ASH

doors 7.30pm

Few bands have survived as long or achieved as much as the legendary Wishbone Ash. Still rockin’ after more than 45 years and with millions of albums sold, they continue performing their iconic twin-guitar sound to audiences around the world. Mixing songs from their most recent albums with much-loved classics such as The King Will Come, Throw Down The Sword & Blowin’ Free, they continue to enthral those that were there at the start and those that have joined in along the way. £17.60 LOUNGE (seated)

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Saturday 25 November

doors 11.30am

INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL FAIR

57° North and the Scottish Music Industry Association, alongside All in Ideas and Aberdeen Performing Arts present the fourth annual Independent Record Label Market event in Aberdeen. The market will once again see some of Scotland’s best independent record labels gathering to sell their wares. The event will also feature DJ sets, a bar for refreshments, and a few surprises. Start saving! FREE LOUNGE (standing)

Friday 22 December

BIG COUNTRY

Friday 15 December

doors 7.30pm

DREADZONE

Entering an impressive 3rd decade, Dreadzone, one of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, released a brand new album Dread Times in February which stormed into the Top 40 UK Official Album Charts on release – the first time the band have charted in over 20 years. The album also made the Top 10 in the Indie and Dance Charts. £16.50 LOUNGE (standing)

doors 7.30pm

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

LOUNGE (standing)

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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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TRIBUTE & PARTY BANDS

Friday 24 November

THE SPRINGSTEEN SESSIONS

doors 8.30pm

Formed in Glasgow in 2010, The Springsteen Sessions have built up a strong following in Scotland and increasingly in England and Ireland as an energetic and dynamic 7-piece band who faithfully recreate the excitement and drive of The Boss and The E Street Band. All the anthems, all the classics, all the hits and selected album rarities are there in a stunning and spectacular two-hour-plus show which has fans leaving the venue wanting more !!! £15.40 LOUNGE (standing)

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TRIBUTE & PARTY BANDS


Saturday 26 August

doors 8pm

GROOVE CRUISE Groove Cruise are Aberdeen’s premier party band playing an irresistible mix of dancefloor classics from the 60’s to the present. From Stevie Wonder to Bruno Mars, from Pink to Paloma, Groove Cruise are guaranteed to have you shaking your booty on the dancefloor all night long.

£11

Saturday 18 November

LOUNGE (standing)

doors 7pm

SHOWADDYWADDY 2017

Showaddywaddy have long been established as Europe’s most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll. The record speaks for itself! 23 Top 40 hit singles, including 10 Top 5 hits (Under The Moon of Love, When, You Got What It Takes, 3 Steps To Heaven, Hey Rock & Roll, Etc!) 15 massive selling albums (including the Christmas number 1 in 1978) £22 LOUNGE (seated)

TRIBUTE & PARTY BANDS

Saturday 2 September

doors 8pm

FUNK CONNECTION

Continuing Aberdeen’s tradition of large and horny soul and funk tribute bands Funk Connection are a 10 piece outfit with personnel from a long line of local Funk, Soul and R&B bands. From Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5 and James Brown to the Temptations, Sister Sledge and Chic, their musical influence is drawn from Funk and Soul classics that fill the dance floors of every venue they play. Get down on the dance floor and don’t miss the chance to boogie down memory lane. £11 LOUNGE (standing)

Saturday 16 December

doors 7.30pm

THE BLOODY MARYS

CHRISTMAS STOCKING 2017 Get your Stockings stuffed at Aberdeen’s craziest Christmas party!! The Bloody Marys are back at The Lemon Tree with their legendary Christmas show. All the usual risqué nonsense and classic tunes delivered in a way only the transvestite trio can get away with. Get your tickets fast, as last year was a sell out!!

£15.50

LOUNGE (standing)

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Saturday 2 December

doors 7.30pm

MACFLOYD

MacFloyd return to the Lemon Tree with their new show for 2017. The show will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s “Animals” album. The band will perform this classic album in it’s entirety as well as favourites from The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall and many more. In a show lasting over two hours the fans will enjoy an impressive light and laser display alongside stunning visual effects.

£18.70

LOUNGE (standing)

Saturday 31 March 2018

doors 8pm

THE DOORS ALIVE

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

LOUNGE (standing)

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Friday 11 May 2018

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.

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TRIBUTE & PARTY BANDS


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ROOTS MUSIC ...waxing lyrical

Wednesday 30 August

ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS

doors 7.30pm

All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft of Sydney’s finest singer-songwriters - Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney – here combining in four-part, indie-folk harmony heaven. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of charm and songwriting prowess. Fair warning: this foursome is the most badass female folk band around. The Exes share a deep passion for vocal harmonies and heartbreakingly good songwriting. This killer combination has seduced audiences across the country and the world. £11 LOUNGE (seated)

ROOTS MUSIC

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Saturday 19 August

doors 7.30pm

BLAZIN FIDDLES

Approaching their 20th year in 2018, Blazin’ Fiddles are undoubtedly one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Since the late ‘90s, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. Whatever the hall – be it in a Highland village or London’s Royal Albert – this legendary, multi award-winning act never fails to set the hearts of their audiences alight. “the Led Zeppelin of the folk world” The Scotsman

£16.50

Sunday 24 September

LOUNGE (standing)

doors 7.30pm

ORKESTRA DEL SOL

ENERGY OF LATIN CARNIVAL...

Orkestra del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music has captured imaginations, set pulses racing and left a trail of pummelled dance floors across continents since their formation in 2004. Ska, porro, Balkan brass, klezmer and funk mix effortlessly with flavours of Bollywood, Havana and the sassy street bands of New Orleans to create a living, breathing polka-ing, pogo-ing Honkstep of immense proportions. £14.30 LOUNGE (standing)

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Monday 4 September

doors 7.30pm

LIZABETT RUSSO WITH GRAEME STEPHEN + SAM GOODWILL

Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo merges her native traditions with elements of contemporary jazz, avant garde folk and world music, a range of influence effortlessly spanned by her powerfully versatile voice. “This is simply world-class work, by any standard” Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 £8.80 LOUNGE (standing)

Wednesday 4 October

doors 7.30pm

JAMES YORKSTON/ KRIS DREVER/ WITHERED HAND SONGWRITERS CIRCLE

Three outstanding singer-songwriters, onstage together throughout, sharing songs and stories.

£16.50

LOUNGE (standing)

ROOTS MUSIC


Thursday 16 November

doors 7.30pm

ADAM HOLMES AND THE EMBERS & RACHEL SERMANNI

Sunday 26 November

doors 7.30pm

ALASDAIR ROBERTS

Two of the brightest stars on the UK music scene today, Adam Holmes and The Embers and Rachel Sermanni bring their 2017 “double bill” tour to The Lemon Tree. An altogether unmissable opportunity to hear two of the country’s most singular voices and richly melodic songwriters in one night. £13.20 LOUNGE (standing)

Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish musician, born in Germany. He is primarily a songwriter/composer, singer and acoustic fingerstyle guitarist as well as an interpreter/arranger of traditional songs and ballads from Scotland and beyond. Over the years, Alasdair has collaborated with a wide variety of fellow musicians as well as with other artists. “His twisting melodies and cryptic imagery remain a delight... by turns droll, pungent and lovely.” The Observer £11 LOUNGE (seated)

Thursday 7 December

Saturday 9 December

SKIPPINISH

doors 7.30pm

Marketing bio - Skipinnish have rocketed to the top of the Scottish music scene recently and their ascent is accelerating! 2017 has already been the biggest year yet for Skipinnish and there’s much more to come! The audience at The Lemon Tree are sure to be dancing along to the wild driving tune sets and singing along to the band’s now classic anthems, The Island, December, Western Ocean, and the massively popular Walking on the Waves. £19.80 LOUNGE (standing)

ROOTS MUSIC

SKERRYVORE

doors 8pm

Described as “The Sound of Young Scots Power Folk” (Mark Radcliff, BBC Radio 2,) Skerryvore have 6 CDs under their belt – including Chasing the Sun, described as “…their most complete and mature album to date…that album’s a cracker!” (Phil Brown, BBC Radio Lancashire), and Decade, featuring live performances of many of their songs and tunes. Their Festive return to The Lemon Tree is guaranteed to lighten the mood and create a tremendous, ‘feel good’ party atmosphere. £16.50 LOUNGE (standing)

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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.

THE LEMON TREE Saturday 4 November 8pm

THE LEMON TREE STEPPING OUT

Talisk & Symbio

Friday 16 February 2018 8pm

STEPPING OUT

Saltfishforty & Basco

Northern Arc returns with two exciting young award winning bands; Talisk from Scotland and Symbio from Sweden.

Winners of Best New Artist of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards 2016, musicians Johannes Geworkian-Hellman (hurdy-gurdy) and Larsemil Öjeberget (accordion) are graduates of the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. As Symbio, they’ll take you on a musical journey quite unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

For this first in the new Northern Arc series, Symbio will be joined by Talisk, winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Craig Irving (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that has created quite a stir in the folk world. Amini was also crowned the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year this is a band whose star is definitely on the ascent.

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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.

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.

HTickets £16.50 inc. bf R

ROOTS MUSIC


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.

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JAZZ & lyrical BLUES ...waxing

Thursday 31 August

In association with Jazz at the Blue Lamp

doors 7.30pm

FEDERATION OF THE DISCO PIMP

Providing unstoppable grooves since 2010, Award Winning Federation of the Disco Pimp are Scotland’s premier exponent of modern funk. Combining elements of Old-School Funk, Disco, Psychedelic and Jazz, this 7-piece band of Scots are legendary for their endless energy and blistering live sets. “God bless Federation of the Disco Pimp!” Craig Charles (Funk and Soul Show, BBC6 Music) £11 LOUNGE (standing)

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£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 7 September

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Thursday 14 September

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Anita Wardell

Perpetual Motion Machine Thursday 21 September

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Paul Harrison’s Trio Magico Thursday 28 September

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Tommy Smith Quartet Thursday 5 October

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Paul Booth Quartet Thursday 12 October

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Orange Claw Hammer

Thursday 2 November

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Thursday 9 November

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Thursday 16 November

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Thursday 23 November

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Thursday 30 November

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Thursday 7 December

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Nautilus feat Haydn Chisolm Jam Experiment Joy Ellis

Dave O’Higgins Quartet Cedric Hanriot Trio

Thursday 19 October

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Tomas Liska’s Invisible World

Thursday 26 October

doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm

Thursday 14 December

Phil Bancroft

Kirsten Berg with Arild Andersen’s ‘Rose Window’ Trio

JAZZ & BLUES

Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra

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Thursday 2 November

starts 7pm

SOUND PRESENTS

Saturday 11 November

starts 6pm

ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS AND SOUND PRESENTS

IN PLACE

soundconversation following the performance Melanie Pappenheim (voice), Nic Pendlebury (viola), Kate Halsall (keyboards), Ruth Goller (bass guitar), Stephen Hiscock (percussion) In Place explores a sense of place in the British Isles; how it informs our identity and shapes our language and dialects. Composer Colin Riley is collaborating with a number of writers for whom place is a recurring theme, forming a set of songs for vocalist and ensemble. Commissioned by sound as part of the PRS for Music Foundation’s Beyond Borders programme. £11 STUDIO

MOZART Vs MACHINE

A MAHOGANY OPERA GROUP PRODUCTION Dominic Robertson, music, words & video Frederic Wake-Walker, director Mozart vs Machine is a high-octane mash-up of opera, electronic sound and video. Raymond Scott, the father of electronic music, is developing a machine to generate random musical patterns. Accidentally tearing a hole in the universe, he begins a fantastical journey which brings him face to face with iconic artists from history. Think you know Mozart? Think again…

£11

STUDIO

ABERDEEN TOWN HOUSE Thursday 12 October

7.30pm

Scottish Ensemble

STEPPING OUT

The Power of Five

The string quintets of Mozart and Brahms are often heralded as being amongst the two composers’ most accomplished works - a bold but understandable claim once you’ve experienced the particular pleasure to be found in these perfectly formed pieces. Join the UK’s leading string orchestra for this evening of chamber music in which they share two of their favourites - Mozart’s absurdly lovely C major quintet, with its underlying dramas all bound together in satisfying lyrical sweeps, and Brahms’ gutsy, romantic adventure through contrasting musical styles.

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SOUND FESTIVAL


Saturday 21 October

starts 7pm

ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS AND CITYMOVES PRESENTS

COLETTE SADLER

LEARNING FROM THE FUTURE

A dance performance that wishes to speculate on the future of human bodies in the wake of technological and scientific progress. In the future what will bodies be used for? Will they be necessary? The choreography is built around a collage of images or tableaux, depicting a futuristic female prototype named “Body A” within a science-fiction-like setting in which the body is regarded ambiguously as both organically “alive” but also as a highly sophisticated biological machine of sorts.

Friday 27 & Saturday 28 October

MARC BREW

STUDIO

HMT

SCOTTISH BALLET AUTUMN SEASON 2017

Stravinsky

BREWBAND

This inclusive music and dance performance brings together top Scottish indie rock artists Graeme Smillie (Unwinding Hours, The Vaselines, Emma Pollock, A Mote Of Dust), Jill O’Sullivan (BDY_PRTS, Sparrow And The Workshop), Peter Kelly (Galchen/ The Kills/ Jonnie Common) with talented dancers Martyn Garside (San Francisco Ballet), Marta Masiero (Scottish Dance Theatre, Van Huynh Company) and Alice Sheppard (Axis Dance Company). The evening will meld indie rock music with Marc Brew’s distinctive choreography, to create an exciting evening as much a music gig as it is a dance performance. £13.20 STUDIO

£13.20

Tuesday 24 - Wednesday 25 October

starts 7pm

ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS AND CITYMOVES PRESENTS

7.30pm

Experience the bold, sensual power of Igor Stravinsky’s scores, performed by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Maiden, The Fairy’s Kiss was first brought to the stage by renowned Scottish choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan, adding a dark edge to an already unsettling tale. Now, 25 years after MacMillan’s death, it is recreated with stunning new sets and costumes. The Rite of Spring was widely acclaimed following its 2013 performance at the Edinburgh International Festival. Feel the raw energy of the score – and the anguish of moral conflict, brought to an end through violent sacrifice.

£26 - £20

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Poisoned Cocktail Party

S U N D AY 2 6 NOVEMBER 6PM 1906 R E S TA U R A N T AT H M T

£25

Join us to celebrate the launch of Granite Noir 2018 at our not to be missed Poisoned Cocktail Party. Under the expert guidance of Dr Kathryn Harkup, author of A is for Arsenic, we’ll unveil the festival programme and treat you to three specially concocted cocktails, all prepared using some of Agatha Christie’s favourite poisons. Our very own Granite Noir cocktail features on the menu and non-alcoholic versions will be available

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Saturday 14 October

FERN BRADY:

starts 7pm

SUFFER FOOLS

Fern’s past two fringe shows sold out through word of mouth alone and now she’s ready for her debut tour. Scottish comedian Fern is back for another Scottish hour. Scottish. As seen on English comedian Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, English comedian Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience and Viceland’s new series Brexit Stage Left. Suffer Fools is a stunning hour of incisive, sharp and relentless comedy. As heard on BBC Radio 4’s State of the Nations and BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News. ‘An astounding hour’ ***** (List). £11 LOUNGE (seated)

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Monday 14 August

doors 7.30pm

MAKING A MURDERER

A Conversation with Steven Avery’s former Criminal Deference Attorney Jerry Buting - An evening of conversation with one of the most compelling figures featured in the Netflix documentary, Making a Murderer. Attorney Jerry Buting will participate in a moderated discussion regarding the operations of the criminal justice system, as well as the broader implications of the Steven Avery case. £19.80 LOUNGE (seated)

Thursday 7 September

starts 7pm

Friday 18 August

doors 7.30pm

NEIL HILBORN

Neil Hilborn is a bestselling author, and with over 100 million views to his credit, he is the most-watched poet ever. He the author of Our Numbered Days, published by Button Poetry Press, a book that Liam Neeson once called “Who are you and how did you get in my house.” He is a graduate of Macalester College with a degree in creative writing. Originally from Houston, Texas, he now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

£11

Saturday 16 September

LOUNGE (seated)

starts 7pm

CARL HUTCHINSON:

ALI COOK:

After a sell-out show in 2016, Carl is back this year with a brand new stand-up show. Multi-award winning and one of the UK’s most in-demand comedians today, Carl is sure to put on a great night of comedy as he always does.

Star of the West End magic spectacular Impossible, Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV1), Dirty Tricks (Ch4), Monkey Magic (Five), Psychic Secrets (Five) and the Jerry@Trick show with Jerry Sadowitz (Five). Ali Cook returns with his own brand of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy. Expect to be genuinely amazed. “You blew us away” Penn & Teller “Immensely Funny” Daily Telegraph £15.40 STUDIO

LIVE

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PRINCIPLES OF DECEPTION

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Sunday 17 September

TOM STADE:

starts 8pm

I SWEAR

After a hiatus from the touring scene, get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade! Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, the Canadian tour-de-force is back with a brand-new show for 2017. Renowned for his carefree attitude and broad-minded vision, nothing is taboo to this enlightened and captivating comedy legend. Combining off-the-scale charm, razor-sharp wit and a no-holds-barred attitude; Tom pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

£18.70

LOUNGE (seated)

Thursday 28 September

DANIEL SLOSS:

NOW

£17.60

LOUNGE (seated)

NOW is the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning stand-up. Star of TV’s Conan (a record seven appearances), to-date Daniel has performed nine sell-out Edinburgh Fringes, two solo off-Broadway seasons, released a DVD, given a ‘Tedx’ Talk (aged 19) and tours extensively to rave reviews throughout Australasia, USA, UK and Europe. NOW, what’s next….?

Sunday 1 October

JASON BYRNE:

starts 8pm

starts 8pm

THE MAN WITH THREE BRAINS

A brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny, Jason Byrne. Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the audience and room, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason’s coach, pushing him to the limit. £21.45 LOUNGE (seated)

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Thursday 5 October

starts 8pm

LAUNCH NIGHT WITH CRAIG CAMPBELL SUPPORTED BY LIAM WITHNAIL AND CHRIS MACARTHUR-BOYD

The wild man of Canadian comedy, internationally acclaimed Craig Campbell, will take to The Lemon Tree stage to kick off Aberdeen Comedy Festival 2017! £22 LOUNGE (seated)

Friday 6 October

starts 7pm

JOHN HEGLEY:

PEACE, LOVE & POTATOES JOHN HEGLEY: I AM A POETATO Join John in this family friendly show as he dips into an animal alphabet of poems about people, pets and other creatures. “Marvellous, joyful fun” The Telegraph “An incurable entertainer” The Guardian

£16.50

LOUNGE (seated)

PRESENTED BY APA AS PART OF

Thursday 12 october

PAJAMA MEN:

starts 7pm

PTERODACTYL NIGHTS

Drawing on their huge comic catalogue, always introducing new material, and lacing it all together with bizarre and hilarious improvised tangents, the Pajama Men create an anarchic night of jubilant, anarchic and inventive sketch comedy. Whether you’ve been watching them for years or are seeing them for the first time, Pajama Men’s Pterodactyl Nights will get you where you need gettin’.

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LOUNGE (seated)

Sunday 22 October

doors 6.15pm

SOFIE HAGEN: DEAD BABY FROG

Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked-about comics of the moment. A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015; her 2016 follow-up, ‘Shimmer Shatter’, was a second total sell-out. “Eye-catchingly odd and disarmingly honest” Independent

£12.10

LOUNGE (seated)

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Friday 3 November

ED GAMBLE:

doors 7.30pm

MAMMOTH

After the huge success of his 2016 tour, that gobby little toerag Ed Gamble is back with a brand new lumbering beast of a comedy show. Off of Mock the Week (BBC2), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Conan (TBS), Almost Royal (E4), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC3), Man Down (C4) as well as countless other things (3 other things).

£15.40

Friday 19 January 2018

LOUNGE (seated)

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

LOUNGE (seated)

Friday 17 November

JAMES ACASTER:

starts 8pm

CLASSIC SCRAPES BOOK TOUR

James Acaster is releasing his first ever book this year, James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes, which is going to be a collection of selfdeprecating anecdotes about scrapes James has gotten himself into over the years, famed from the slot of the same name on Josh Widdicombe’s XFM radio show. “There’s no one better at constructing a show than Acaster” (Guardian) £17.60 LOUNGE (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)

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Saturday 10 February 2018

IAIN STIRLING:

starts 7pm

Thursday 15 February 2018

JIMEOIN:

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)

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

LOUNGE (seated)

STEPPING OUT AT THE TIVOLI STEPPING OUT

Monday 12 March 2018

starts 7.30pm

Friday 23 March 2018

starts 8pm

STEWART LEE:

CRAIG CAMPBELL:

After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new fulllength show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World. “The most consistently funny show of his brilliant career … I laughed till it hurt.” The Times

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)

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EASY TIGER

LOUNGE (seated)

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ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS MORE LITERARY LUNCHTIME TREATS

Culture Café Wednesday 6 September

Wednesday 8 November

Louise Welsh

Bernard MacLaverty

Louise Welsh is an award-winning novelist, renowned for her exquisitely-crafted psychological thrillers, from her first book, The Cutting Room to her most recent, A Lovely Way to Burn. Awards include the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award, the John Creasey Memorial Dagger and the Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Award. She has written libretti for Scottish Opera - Ghost Patrol and The Devil Inside, as well as a number of plays for stage. She is currently Professor in Creative Writing at Glasgow University and she is a relaxed and entertaining reader of her own work.

Bernard MacLaverty is a renowned and much loved novelist and short story writer, born in Ireland but living in Glasgow for many years. (His connection with Aberdeen is also strong - he was the University’s Writer-in-Residence in the 1980s). His short stories have been compared to those of Chekhov and his novels include Cal and Lamb, both of which have been made into successful films. This year he publishes his first new novel in 16 years, Midwinter Break. It has been favourably received by the likes of Colm Toibin and Richard Ford and is already being hailed as a masterpiece.

1.30pm

HTickets £8.80 inc. bf CG Add £4 for lunch

STEPPING OUT

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Friday 10 November

starts 7pm

MAGNETIC NORTH IN A CO-PRODUCTION WITH TRAVERSE THEATRE COMPANY

OUR FATHERS

Our Fathers is a playful, personal new play threading together Edmund Gosse’s Father and Son with an exploration of faith and conflictresolution in the 21st century. A first collaboration between two distinctive theatremakers; Rob Drummond’s work includes Bullet Catch, Nicholas Bone’s work with Magnetic North includes Walden. Rob Drummond and Nicholas Bone will be available pre-show to talk to members of the audience.

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Saturday 30 September

starts 7pm

Saturday 7 October

starts 7pm

UTTER IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE BYRE THEATRE, ST ANDREWS PRESENTS

GREENGOLD PROJECTS AND AUTHENTIC ARTIST COLLECTIVE PRESENT

Four Police Officers sit in a riot van. We wait with them, experiencing the relationships forged through the stress of the job. Written by a former Police Officer, Stand By shows the modernday Police Service laid bare. A unique performance, audiences are asked to wear single-earpiece headphones, as Police Officers do, to tell this urgent story in a multi-sensory way. £13.20 STUDIO

Following the Edinburgh Fringe, musician Mairi Campbell presents Pulse, her one-woman show. A homecoming in viola, voice, movement, animation and storytelling it is Mairi’s quest to heal cultural wounds. “a mesmerising performer...an exhilarating blend of music, movement and animation” Scotsman

STAND BY

Wednesday 18 October

starts 7pm

LUNG HA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

THINGUMMY BOB

Bob has lost something important, something that might make him happy - but for the life of him he just can’t remember where he left it. It might be in his old house but he’s in a wheelchair and he can’t make the journey alone and none of the staff in the care home will take him. So Bob decides to take matters into his own hands.

£13.20

THEATRE

STUDIO

MAIRI CAMPBELL: PULSE Directed by Kath Burlinson

£13.20

Wednesday 25 October

STUDIO

starts 7pm

IN ASSOCIATION WITH ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE, SUPPORTED BY RED BRIDGE ARTS

LOVE SONG TO LAVENDER MENACE

It’s 1987 and shop workers Paul and David are getting ready for a celebration of the 5th anniversary of LAVENDER MENACE, Scotland’s foremost lesbian, gay, feminist bookshop which has become the beating heart of Edinburgh’s LGBT community. But can it survive in Thatcher’s changing Britain.

£13.20

STUDIO

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

Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 September

Witches of West Fife by Jane Livingstone

Tuesday 31 October - Saturday 4 November

From the Air by Anita Vetesse

Tue-Fri 6pm, Thu & Sat 1pm Doors will open an hour early at which point the pie and the pint will be available

Tickets ÂŁ11 inc. bf (Includes a pint, a glass of wine or soft drink and a pie (inc. veggie option))

YOUTH

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

INTERMEDIATE - SECONDARY 3 & 4

THEATRE Engaging and inspiring young people to participate in theatre.

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

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:NEW VOICES: :NEW TALENT: :NEW THEATRE:

SCAN HERE TO FIND OUT MORE Supported by

Our current New Voices programme focuses on a sense of place as we partner with Paines Plough, to present Come To Where I’m From - four new short plays set against the backdrop of the North-east. Our famous Scratch Nights go from strength to strength and this time we’re calling for new work inspired by the theme trick or treat. Through our new producing umbrella – Freshly Squeezed Productions – we’ve teamed up with Ross Mackay and The Uncertainty Principle to create a brand new show for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Velvet Evening Séance. And we are delighted to welcome the National Theatre of Scotland to The Lemon Tree with Engine Room.

Tuesday 26 September 7.30pm

Tickets £5.50

Come to Where I’m From

Since 2010 writers from across the UK have returned to their home towns to pen plays about the places that shaped them. At theatres from Bristol to Belfast, Cardiff to Coventry and Nottingham to Newcastle, these plays have been performed by the playwrights themselves, coming home to tell their tale. Now Come To Where I’m From visits Aberdeen to invite four of the Granite City’s finest playwrights – Lesley Hart, Neil Cargil, Morna Young and Shane Strachen - to join this celebrated nationwide project by performing their own short plays about their home. 130 previous Come To Where I’m From plays are available in audio form, for free, on the App Store.

Tuesday 3 October 2pm

“A reminder of the enormous tug that place has on us all.” The Guardian

THIS IS A FREE BUT TICKETED EVENT

St Katherine’s Club 100th Anniversary Celebration Prior to its incarnation as The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street was home to St Katherine’s Club – a club for working class girls in Aberdeen. St K’s, as it was known, started in a room in Ship Row in October 1917 before moving to West North Street in 1939. Join the Aberdeen Women’s Alliance and five former members of St K’s as they share their memories and experiences of the Club. This event includes a Q&A with the ladies of St K’s and will be followed by refreshments.

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Monday 2 – Thursday 5 October

Engine Room National Theatre of Scotland has launched a new nationwide artist development programme called ENGINE ROOM, which puts their founding ethos – theatre without walls - at the heart of how they engage with artists. Engine Room works with venues across Scotland to build creative spaces where artists from all art-forms and backgrounds can learn, play, develop ideas and meet together. All opportunities are free. This October, National Theatre of Scotland are partnering with The Lemon Tree and other local venues to bring Engine Room to Aberdeen. In recognising the city’s vibrant dance, visual art and music scenes, Engine Room: Aberdeen will have a cross-art form approach and opportunities will be offered any artist interested in exploring theatre or live performance, regardless of the art-form they are currently working in. These opportunities will include moments for artists of different backgrounds to come together and share their practice, to play and explore ideas and techniques. We will also be offering one-on-one focused surgeries and workshops for directors, playwrights and theatre makers. Engine Room is led by Anna Hodgart. Drop her a line if you’ve any questions or (even better - any ideas!) about what might happen at Engine Room : Aberdeen. Anna.Hodgart@nationaltheatrescotland.com Specific dates, times and opportunities will be announced online on National Theatre of Scotland’s website: www.nationaltheatrescotland.com

SCRATCH NIGHTS

Tickets £5.50

We’ve expanded our Scratch Nights to include music, comedy and spoken word, as well as new short scripts. We are still seeking submissions for short scripts as normal, but if you are starting out as a musician, finding your voice in spoken word or seeking your first comedy slot, please get in touch.

Tuesday 24 October

Trick or Treat Scratch Night

7.30pm

Join us if you dare for a night of new work themed around trick or treat. We’re looking for new scripts, new music and spoken word that delves into the realms of the unexplained, the unknown and the most haunted. Expect an evening of high jinks, things that go bump in the night and scare you the most. Script 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 up and coming comedian, please submit samples of the work you are interested in performing. Deadline for submissions: Trick or Treat Scratch Night Mon 2 October 5pm For more information, or to submit a script, contact Kirsty.Bailey@aberdeenperformingarts.com

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FAMILY

Photo: Jassy Earl

Sunday 29 October

starts 2pm

CATHERINE WHEELS PRESENTS

THE STORY OF THE LITTLE GENTLEMAN

All the Little Gentleman wants is a friend… A friend he can sit in the sun with and listen to the birds. A friend to walk with and share his cookies. But nobody seems to like the Little Gentleman and nobody wants to be his friend. The Little Gentleman thinks he will live a sad and lonely life forever… Until one day he is woken up by a curious dog who just wants to play. An energetic two-hander with an original score by Danny Krass and design by Karen Tennent, this is a playful celebration of friendship and acceptance. £7.70 STUDIO - Suitable for 4+/P1-3

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Tuesday 5 - Sunday 24 December

Tue - Sun 10.30am & 1.30pm

TORTOISE IN A NUTSHELL AND FRESHLY SQUEEZED PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

FLUTTER

Crunch, crunch, crunch Flutter, flutter, flutter A magical world of winter falls overnight A crisp clean canvas Smooth, untouched, inviting

Join us as we adventure through winter. Be tickled on the nose by a snowflake as a rumbling cascade of snow swooshes by. Flutter is an interactive, immersive performance for 2-6 year olds that combines puppetry, music and stunning visuals to create a multi-sensory performance for small hands. Part installation and part performance, Flutter will transport you to a world filled with snow drifts, winding paths and twinkling stars.

Adults £11, Children £8.80, Family of 4 £8.25 per ticket, Schools £6.60 per ticket

FAMILY

STUDIO

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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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AT A GLANCE Tue 26 Sep AUGUST Mon 14 Aug Fri 18 Aug Sat 19 Aug Sat 26 Aug Wed 30 Aug Wed 31 Aug

Making a Murderer Lounge 30 Neil Hilborn Lounge 30 Blazin Fiddles Lounge 20 Groove Cruise Lounge 17 All Our Exes Live In Texas Lounge 19 Federation Of the Disco Pimp Lounge 24

Wed 27 Sep Thur 28 Sep Fri 29 Sep Sat 30 Sep Sat 30 Sep

Studio 40 Lounge 9 Lounge 31 Lounge 12 Studio 37 Lounge 12

OCTOBER

Sun 1 Oct SEPTEMBER Sat 2 Sep Funk Connection Lounge 17 Mon 2 Oct Tue 3 Oct Mon 4 Sep Lizabett Russo Lounge 20 With Graeme Stephen Tue 3 Oct Plus Support Wed 4 Oct Tue 5 Sep The Beat starring Lounge 12 Dave Wakeling Thu 7 Sep Carl Hutchinson Studio 30 Thu 7 Sep True North: Wild Beasts Lounge 6 Thur 5 Oct Fri 8 Sep True North: Dutch Uncles Lounge 6 Fri 6 Oct Sat 9 Sep True North After Party: Lounge 6 Pictish Trail & DJ Support Sun 10 Sep True North: Lounge 6 Fri 6 Oct Scott Hutchinson Sat 7 Oct & Kathryn Joseph Fri 15 Sep Fresh Aberdeen Lounge 12 Thur 12 Oct Thur 12 Oct Sat 16 Sep Ali Cook – Studio 30 Principles Of Deception Sun 17 Sep Tom Stade Lounge 31 Sat 14 Oct Sun 15 Oct Tue 19 Sep Witches of West Fife (PPP) Lounge 38 Wed 20 Sep Witches of West Fife (PPP) Lounge 38 Wed 18 Oct Thur 21 Sep Witches of West Fife (PPP) Lounge 38 Fri 20 Oct Fri 22 Sep Witches of West Fife (PPP) Lounge 38 Sat 21 Oct Sat 23 Sep Witches of West Fife (PPP) Lounge 38 Sun 24 Sep Orkestra Del Sol Lounge 20 Sun 22 Oct 46

Come to Where I’m From Graham Gouldman 10CC Daniel Sloss: Now The Big Moon Stand By From The Jam

Jason Byrne Lounge 31 The Pigeon Detectives Lounge 13 St Katherine’s Club 100th Lounge 40 Anniversary Celebration Shellac Lounge 11 James Yorkston, Kris Drever Lounge 20 & Withered Hand: Songwriting Circle Aberdeen Comedy Festival Lounge 32 Launch Freshly Squeezed with Lounge 4 Posable Action Figures, JR Green & Support John Hegley Studio 32 Mairi Campbell: Pulse Studio 37 Roody Woomble Lounge 9 Pajama Men: Studio 32 Pterodactyl Nights Fern Brady Studio 29 Glen Matlock Lounge 9 Thingummy Bob Studio 37 Lucy Spraggan Lounge 10 Learning From The Future (Colette Sadler Dance Live 2017) 27 Sofie Hagen Lounge 32


Tue 24 Oct Wed 25 Oct Fri 27 Oct Fri 27 Oct Sat 28 Oct Sat 28 Oct Sun 29 Oct Sun 29 Oct Tue 31 Oct

Trick or Treat Scratch Night Lounge 41 DECEMBER Love Song to Studio 37 Sat 2 Dec Flutter Lavender Menace Sat 2 Dec Macfloyd Brewband (Marc Brew – Studio 27 Sun 3 Dec Flutter DanceLive 2017) Tue 5 Dec Flutter Bad Breeding Lounge 13 Wed 6 Dec Flutter Brewband (Marc Brew – Studio 27 Thur 7 Dec Flutter DanceLive 2017) Thur 7 Dec Skippinish Tijuana Bibles Lounge 13 Fri 8 Dec Flutter The Story of Studio 42 Sat 9 Dec Flutter the Little Gentleman Sat 9 Dec Skerryvore Newton Faulkner Lounge 8 Sun 10 Dec Flutter From The Air (PPP) Lounge 38 Tue 12 Dec Flutter

NOVEMBER

Wed 13 Dec Flutter Wed 1 Nov From The Air (PPP) Lounge 38 Thur 14 Dec Flutter Thur 2 Nov From The Air (PPP) Lounge 38 Fri 15 Dec Flutter Thur 2 Nov In Place (sound 2017) Studio 26 Fri 15 Dec Dreadzone Fri 3 Nov From The Air (PPP) Lounge 38 Sat 16 Dec Flutter Fri 3 Nov Ed Gamble Studio 33 Sat 16 Dec The Bloody Marys Xmas show Sat 4 Nov From The Air (PPP) Lounge 38 Sun 17 Dec Flutter Thur 9 Nov Freshly Squeezed with Lounge 5 Tue 19 Dec Flutter Ded Rabbit, Bad Mannequins Wed 20 Dec Flutter + Support Fri 10 Nov Our Fathers Studio 36 Thur 21 Dec Flutter Fri 10 Nov Hells Bells Lounge 18 Fri 22 Dec Flutter Fri 22 Dec Big Country Sat 11 Nov Mozart Vs Machine Studio 26 Sat 23 Dec Flutter (Sound 2017) Sat 11 Nov Wishbone Ash Lounge 13 Sun 24 Dec Flutter Wed 15 Nov Freshly Squeezed Lounge 5 with Syd Arthur Thur 16 Nov Adam holmes and Lounge 21 the Embers and /AberdeenPerformingArts Rachel Sermanni Fri 17 Nov James Acaster (book tour) Lounge 33 /LemonTreeAberdeen Sat 18 Nov Fri 24 Nov Sat 25 Nov Sun 26 Nov

Studio 43 Lounge 18 Studio 43 Studio 43 Studio 43 Studio 43 Studio 21 Studio 43 Studio 43 Studio 21 Studio 43 Studio 43 Studio 43 Studio 43 Studio 43 Studio 14 Studio 43 Studio 17 Studio 43 Studio 43 Studio 43 Studio 43 Studio 43 Studio 14 Studio 43 Studio 43

Showaddywaddy Lounge 17 @APAWhatsOn Springsteen Sessions Lounge 16 /AberdeenPerforming Independent Record Lounge 14 Label Fair Alasdair Roberts Lounge 21 47


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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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 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?

The Lemon Tree: September - December 2017  

Aberdeen Performing Arts presents the new season at The Lemon Tree from September - December 2017 http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/