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Spring 2012

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Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 January

The Sleeping Beauty

BACK BYR DEMAND POPULA

Wed-Sat 7.30pm Thur & Sat 2.30pm

Choreography Ashley Page Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Design Antony McDonald The creative team behind Cinderella and The Nutcracker presents a spellbinding re-telling of treasured fairytale The Sleeping Beauty. Princess Aurora is born into a magical world where mortals mix with the fairies of the enchanted forest. Cursed by a jealous fairy fallen from grace, Aurora falls into an enchanted hundred-year slumber from which she can only be woken by true love’s kiss. Liberally sprinkled with surprising twists and delicious wit, this magnificent version of the much-loved story features spectacular choreography, lavish sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. The Sleeping Beauty will be bringing a little magic to the winter months – let Scottish Ballet cast a spell on you! RT 2 hours 50 min inc. 2 intervals

★ Tickets £11.50 to £30.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R

Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 January PHOENIX THEATRE PRESENTS DISNEY’S

Wed-Sat 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm

Beauty and the Beast

FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS with Artistic staff Thursday 19 The Nutcracker Wed 16 - Sat 19 Jan 2013

INSIGHT Thu 19 at 11am Tickets £5/£3 concession. Suitable age 10+. FAMILY INSIGHT

Sat 21 11am Tickets £5/£3 concession, £12 family of 4. Suitable age 6+. * Must be the same number of seats for each show

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Photograph by Holly Warburton

with Music staff Friday 20 at 6.30pm.

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Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice. Book by Linda Woolverton. Directed on Broadway by Robert Jess Roth A Tale As Old As Time… Phoenix Theatre is proud to present, back by popular demand, one of the most enchanting stories ever told in Disney’s multi-award-winning musical. Adapted from the Oscar-winning animated feature film, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the story of Belle, a beautiful young woman who lives in a provincial French town and of the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved before a magical rose loses its petals, the curse will end and he will be returned to his former self. But time is running out and very soon the Beast and his household will be doomed for all eternity… With glorious music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and book by Linda Woolverton, this Disney classic is a burst of theatrical magic for the entire family. Be our guest and bring someone you love to experience the enchantment of Beauty and the Beast. This amateur production is presented by permission of JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York. RT 2 hours 10 min + interval

THIS MONTH AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE JOHN HEGLEY FRIDAY 6 JANUARY

★ Tickets £18 to £22 plus £1 per ticket bf


Grease “It’s electrifying GO GO GO!”Sky News The No.1 Greatest Musical, Grease, is back in His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen for two weeks only! Danny Bayne (winner of ITV’s Grease Is The Word, Hairspray) returns as Danny with Carina Gillespie (Grease, Buddy) as Sandy and singing sensation Mary Byrne as Teen Angel. Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as “bad boy” Danny and “the girl next door” Sandy fall in love all over again. It’s the original High-School musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more. So throw your mittens around your kittens and Hand Jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, “A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop A-wop-bam-boom!” IT’S THE MOST ELECTRIFYIN’ EXTRAVAGANZA on stage!!... Be there or be square!

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

Monday 30 January - Saturday 11 February

“The No.1 greatest musical” 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4 “Grease is STILL the word” Sunday Telegraph “A feel-good, pick-me-up musical” Sunday Express Seating Area DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE UPPER CIRCLE BALCONY

SIGNED PERFORMANCE Thursday 9 February, 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Saturday 11 February, 5pm preceded by a TOUCH TOUR

Fri Mon-Thur 8.30pm Fri 7.30pm Sat 5pm 5.30pm & 8.30pm £36.00 £36.00 £33.00 £27.00 £33.00 £30.00 £17.00

£38.50 £38.50 £35.50 £29.50 £35.50 £32.50 £19.00

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

£30.50 £30.50 £27.50 £21.50 £27.50 £24.50 £15.00

DISCOUNTS £4OFF £3OFF £2OFF FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

£10 STANDBY

SCHOOLS OFFER

NO BOOKING FEE ONLINE

APA FRIENDS –£4 off opening night, £2 off all other performances (excl. Balc). GROUPS 8 PLUS – £3 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased (excl. Balc. & Fri 8.30pm/Sat 5pm & 8.30pm). SCHOOLS – Tue/Wed wk 1 & Thu RS & UC only all tickets £15 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked.

R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND RT 1 hours 50 min + interval

ALSO AT THE MUSIC HALL BRENDAN COLE FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY

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Wednesday 15 - Friday 17 February

Saturday 18 February

Rambert Dance Company Seven for a secret... Tour 2012

JOHN MACKAY AND DAVID JOHNSON PRESENT

Rambert Dance Company is celebrating 85 years at the heart of British dance and returns to Aberdeen with a breathtaking new programme. Artistic Director Mark Baldwin’s new work, Seven for a secret, never to be told is this year’s must-see performance, adding a touch of magical humour to the Company’s repertoire. The programme also features the heartstoppingly athletic Monolith, by director of Danish Dance Theatre, Tim Rushton, plus the world première of What Wild Ecstasy, a brand-new work to mark the centenary of Nijinsky’s iconic L’après-midi d’un faune. Rambert’s version of this seminal short ballet will also be performed for the first time in 30 years. With music played live by the sensational Rambert Orchestra, the Company’s anniversary tour promises drama and spectacle in equal measure.

Fascinating Aïda THE CHEAP FLIGHTS TOUR Continuing their smash-hit. sell-out 2011 tour, three times Olivier Award nominated and now a global internet sensation, Fascinating Aïda are still Britain's best comedy cabaret trio. This brand new show will include several numbers hot off the press, plus a few old favourites including their infamous anthem to budget travel, Cheap Flights (7 million plus hits on YouTube) as well as The Dogging Song, a fond homage to the joys of al fresco sex.

“The glamour is magnetic, the satire razor-sharp, the lyrics brilliant ...intensely poignant” The Guardian "See them before you die otherwise your life will have been meaningless" Mail on Sunday

“Rambert’s dancers are terrific; intelligent and stylish.” The Independent “What a fabulous way to spend an evening… one of the most talented groups of dancers in Britain today”Sunday Express 4

Seating Area

Wed-Fri 7.30pm

SIGNED PERFORMANCE Wednesday 15 February, 7.30pm

DISCOUNTS

2for1 £3OFF £3OFF FRIENDS

DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE

£23.00 £16.00 £20.00 £16.00 £18.00

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

£10

£8

STANDBY

U21 TICKETS

SCHOOLS OFFER

NO BOOKING FEE ONLINE

APA FRIENDS – 2 for 1 opening night, £4 off all other performances (top two prices only). GROUPS 8 PLUS – £3 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased. SCHOOLS – £5 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked. SIGNED DISCOUNT – £8 per ticket. UNDER 21s – £8 per ticket, all performances.

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE R Photograph: Eric Richmond & Joe Swift

7.30pm

"It is, as the whooping audience insisted, feckin hilarious" ★★★★ The Telegraph

INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND RT 2 hours 15 min + 2 intervals

AT THE LEMON TREE STUDIO RABBIT HOLE THURSDAY 12 - SATURDAY 14 JANUARY

★ Tickets £17.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R


An Appointment with The Wicker Man On a distant and remote Scottish island, the Loch Parry Theatre Players mount a production of The Wicker Man. When their lead actor goes missing in mysterious circumstances, they call on the services of a television cop from the mainland to step in and save their production… Regularly popping up at the top of "Best Horror Film of all Time" lists, with an unforgettable sense of creeping dread, a wonderfully memorable score by Paul Giovanni, career defining performances from Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee and arguably the best ending in cinema history, The Wicker Man is regarded as a true film classic. And now, in an affectionate new adaptation, the National Theatre of Scotland gives a gallus round of applause to this immortal chronicle of strange goings-on in a wee village. Co-written by and starring one of Scotland’s wittiest performers, Greg Hemphill of Chewin’ the Fat fame, An Appointment with the Wicker Man revels in a once-in-a-lifetime line-up of comic talent including that son of Saltcoats, Johnny McKnight, widely regarded as the likely inheritor of Stanley Baxter’s glittering mantle. Johnny IS the Loch Parry Theatre Players’ director, cajoling deep and meaningful performances from his actors as they am-dram, sing and dance their way towards their production’s incendiary finale. Directed by the National Theatre of Scotland’s very own Vicky Featherstone, An Appointment with The Wicker Man is a love letter to a unique and timeless cult masterpiece, except that someone forgot to pay the postage. It is at once a deliciously wicked homage to, and a tender celebration of, a piece of cinema history that reveals for us the spooky undercurrents we always did believe were lurking just below the surface of Scottish village life. This adaptation messes with forces it can't possibly comprehend but at the end of the night, only one thing is for sure...someone's going to burn for this. Tue-Thur

Seating Area

7.30pm Sat 2.30pm

Fri-Sat 7.30pm

Thur 2pm

£22.50 £22.50 £20.50 £18.50 £19.50

2for1 £5OFF £2OFF £24.50 £24.50 £22.50 £20.50 £21.50

£16.00 £16.00 £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND

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DONALD MCLEARY Directed by

VICKY FEATHERSTONE Based on the motion picture The Wicker Man, the motion picture screenplay by Anthony Shaffer and the novel Ritual by David Pinner By Special Arrangement with StudioCanal

DISCOUNTS FRIENDS

DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE

Written by

GREG HEMPHILL

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 February

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

£10 STANDBY

SCHOOLS OFFER

NO BOOKING FEE ONLINE

APA FRIENDS – 2 for 1 Tue/Wed, £4 off all other performances. GROUPS 8 PLUS – £5 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased for Thur performance, £2 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased for other performances. SCHOOLS – £8.50 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked (Wed/Thur 7.30pm & Thu 2pm). U26 – £10 tickets available RT 2 hours inc. interval See page 16 for details

MUSIC HALL THE BAND OF HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINES SCOTLAND TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY

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Tuesday28 February-Saturday3 March THE NATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTION J.B. PRIESTLEY’S CLASSIC THRILLER

An Inspector Calls DIRECTED BY STEPHEN DALDRY WINNER OF 19 MAJOR AWARDS

★★★★★ “SUPERBLY TENSE. Breathtaking daring & faultless execution” Daily Telegraph 2010

Seating Area

Tue-Thur 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm

Fri-Sat Wed/Thur 7.30pm 2pm

DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE

£21.50 £21.50 £19.50 £17.50 £18.50

£25.50 £25.50 £23.50 £21.50 £22.50

★★★★★ “VISUALLY ASTONISHING” Daily Express 2010

From Stephen Daldry, the Oscar-nominated Director of The Reader, The Hours and one of Britain’s best-loved films Billy Elliot, comes the multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller, An Inspector Calls – direct from its fourth West End season. Hailed as the theatrical event of our generation, winning more awards than any other play in history, this landmark production from the National Theatre has thrilled audiences in the West End, on Broadway and throughout the world with its epic and wildly imaginative staging, raw emotion, evocative score, lashing rain and chilling suspense. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE Saturday 3 March, 2.30pm

£17.00 DISCOUNTS £17.00 2for1 £2OFF £2OFF £10 SCHOOLS NO OFFER £17.00 APA FRIENDS – 2 for 1 Tue/Wed 7.30pm, £17.00 £4 off all other performances. £17.00 GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE See page 16 for details

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Saturday 3 March, 2.30pm preceded by a TOUCH TOUR

R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND

FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

STANDBY

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

for every 15 purchased (excl. Fri/Sat 7.30pm). SCHOOLS – £8.50 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked (excl. Fri/Sat). RT 1 hour 45 min no interval

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ALSO AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE THE SOUTH SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY

Wednesday 29 February - Saturday 3 March

10am and 12pm

Little Princess Live on Stage Come and join in the celebration with Little Princess in the theatrical Premiere of the hit children’s book and favourite TV character. The Kingdom is brimming with excitement as it seems everyone has something to celebrate on a very special day. King & Queen, Admiral & General and even Chef & Maid have all invited Little Princess to tea and Little Princess has said yes to everyone! Oh no how can she be at three parties at once? Be part of the action and songs as Little Princess, Puss & Scruff and all her friends discover the best way to celebrate.

Tickets £11 Family ticket £40 for 4 Groups 10+ tickets £8 each plus £1 per ticket bf R


Observer

Tuesday 6 - Saturday 31 March

Dirty Dancing THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

“The biggest live theatre sensation of all time”

Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping I’ve Had The Time Of My Life. Don’t miss your chance to see this truly spectacular musical theatre event.

Seating Area

Mon-Thur 7.30pm

Fri 5pm & 8.30pm Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE BALCONY

£43.50 £43.50 £40.50 £32.50 £37.50 £24.00

£48.50 £48.50 £45.50 £36.50 £41.50 £24.00

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND

SIGNED PERFORMANCE Friday 23 March, 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED AND CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE preceded by a TOUCH TOUR Saturday 24 March, 2.30pm

DISCOUNTS £5OFF £6OFF £7OFF GROUPS 10+

GROUPS 20+

GROUPS 50+

£17.50 STANDBY

NO BOOKING FEE ONLINE

GROUPS 10 PLUS – £5 off top 3 prices GROUPS 20 PLUS – £6 off top 3 prices GROUPS 50 PLUS – £7 off top 3 prices plus two free tickets STANDBY TICKETS – 40 tickets at £17.50 on day of show for concession holders only. Max 2 per booking. Subject to availability.

“Smash hit musical gives us all the time of our lives” Bristol Evening Post

★★★★“Brilliantly staged”The Times

RT 2 hours 15 mins + interval

THIS MONTH AT THE MUSIC HALL RUSSELL KANE THURSDAY 15 MARCH

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Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 April

I Dreamed A Dream

©

Starring ELAINE C SMITH

“I am thrilled to be a part of the musical about my life story and very much looking forward to stepping on stage and performing with the cast. It is an honest portrayal of my life and has been a cathartic process to be involved in.” Susan Boyle Susan Boyle will make a guest appearance on stage at His Majesty’s Theatre in this new musical that charts her extraordinary story. Starring Elaine C Smith, best known as Mary Doll in BBC TV’s Rab C Nesbitt, the musical follows Susan Boyle’s meteoric rise from humble beginnings to global icon and features signature songs from her multi-platinum selling albums. Don't miss your chance to see this amazing production featuring a special performance from Susan herself. This astounding musical will make you laugh and cry but most of all dream. If she can dare to dream so can you.

Seating Area DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE UPPER CIRCLE BALCONY

Tue-Thur 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm

Fri-Sat 7.30pm

£36.00 £36.00 £33.00 £27.00 £33.00 £30.00 £17.00

£38.50 £38.50 £35.50 £29.50 £35.50 £32.50 £19.00

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

Thur 2pm

AT THE LEMON TREE STUDIO WORBEY & FARRELL SATURDAY 7 APRIL

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Saturday 7 April, 2.30pm preceded by a TOUCH TOUR

£30.50 CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE £30.50 Saturday 7 April, 2.30pm £27.50 £21.50 DISCOUNTS NO £27.50 £4OFF £3OFF £2OFF £10 £24.50 APA FRIENDS – £4 off opening night, £2 off all other performances. £15.00 GROUPS 8 PLUS – £3 off plus one free

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Although the Producers of I Dreamed A Dream can not guarantee the appearance of any artiste, Susan Boyle is expected to appear at all performances subject to unforeseen circumstances.

FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

STANDBY

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

ticket for every 15 purchased (excl. Balc. & Fri/Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm).


Tuesday 10 – Wednesday 11 April

1.30pm & 7pm

Science Museum Live on Tour

with International soloists, a highly-praised chorus and full orchestras

Thursday 12 April

7.30pm

La Boheme Puccini

Experience spectacular science, dangerous demonstrations and extraordinary experiments as the Science Museum takes to the stage with a fantastic live show to blow your mind and challenge your brain! Fast, furious and frenetically fun, Science Museum Live on Tour will propel you on an exploratory theatrical adventure into the wonderful world of science. Get set for a breathtaking ride that will entertain, inform and inspire.

★★★★★ “A show that lights up the world. Go and see it!” Whatonstage.com

La Boheme is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. This classic tale of Parisian love and loss, features many famous arias including Your Tiny hand is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Muzetta’s waltz.

“Authentic, tender and passionate”Daily Telegraph

Friday 13 April

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

Derek Block & Blackburn International proudly present an Ellen Kent Production Featuring the Internationally Acclaimed Ukrainian National Opera of Kharkiv

7.30pm

La Traviata Verdi A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La dame aux Camelias. The highlights include the Brindisi, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato.

“First-rate singing”The Stage

Saturday 14 April

7.30pm

Madama Butterfly Puccini Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. Suitable for all ages 7 years and above. FREE teachers’ resource pack available to download at: www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/liveontour

★ Tickets £15 Child £13 Family £48 for 4 plus £1 per ticket bf R

“This is a butterfly to cherish”Manchester Evening News ★ Tickets £16 to £34 plus £1 per ticket bf R

AT THE MUSIC HALL THE KILKENNY’S MONDAY 16 APRIL

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Wednesday 18 - Saturday 21 April ABERDEEN STUDENTS’ CHARITIES CAMPAIGN PRESENTS

Mary Torphins The discovery of a cute furry creature living in the undergrowth is threatening to scupper the completion of a multi-million pound north-east golf project, and an Aberdeen City Councillor has been tasked with sorting it out. As if Councillor Brimmond Hill hasn't got enough to worry about, his wife is heading the protest movement and his children are heading off the rails. Who could possibly step in to save the day? Aberdeen Student Charities Campaign returns once again with their unique brand of local humour, in this all singing, all dancing take on another classic story.

Seating Area

Wed,Thur & Sat 7.30pm Fri 8.30pm Sat 2.30pm

DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE UPPER CIRCLE BALCONY

£20.00 £20.00 £18.00 £16.00 £18.00 £16.00 £12.00

All proceeds from this performance will go to local charities.

Fri 5pm

£16.00 £16.00 DISCOUNTS £16.00 £4OFF £2OFF £2OFF NO £16.00 FRIENDS – £4 off opening night, £16.00 APA £2 off all other performances (excl. Balc.). £16.00 GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off per ticket (excl. Balc.). £10.00 FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

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THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK PUPPET THEATRE FRIDAY 27 APRIL

BOOKING FEE ONLINE


HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 April

The Steamie Come and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scotland’s most loved play! It’s Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells. Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year – with a little help from the not so handy Andy. First performed in May 1987, The Steamie has delighted and entertained audiences all over the world. Writer Tony Roper directs this new anniversary touring production – get your tickets now before it sells out!

"The play has a kind of hilarious perfection" Scotsman

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Saturday 28 April, 2.30pm preceded by a TOUCH TOUR CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE Saturday 28 April, 2.30pm

Seating Area

Tue-Thur 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm

Fri-Sat 7.30pm

Wed & Thur 2pm

DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE

£25.00 £25.00 £23.00 £20.00 £22.00

£27.00 £27.00 £25.00 £22.00 £24.00

£22.00 NO SCHOOLS £22.00 2for1 £5OFF £2OFF £10 OFFER £20.00 APA FRIENDS – 2 for 1 opening night, £4 off all other performances (excl. Balc). £17.00 GROUPS 8 PLUS – £5 off plus one free ticket for £19.00 every 15 purchased (excl. Balc. & Fri/Sat 7.30pm).

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND

DISCOUNTS FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

STANDBY

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

SCHOOLS – Wed 7.30pm & Wed/Thu 2pm only all tickets £8.50 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked. See page 16 for details

ALSO AT THE MUSIC HALL THE RAT PACK LIVE SATURDAY 21 APRIL

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Wednesday 2 Saturday 5 May

A Streetcar Named Desire Trying to leave a troubled past behind her, fading southern belle Blanche Dubois moves into her sister Stella’s New Orleans apartment. Stella’s brutish husband Stanley sees that Blanche is not what she appears to be, and sets out to destroy her. Set to a specially commissioned jazz-inspired score by award-winning composer Peter Salem, Scottish Ballet presents A Streetcar Named Desire in the 65th anniversary year of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The Company continues to push the boundaries of modern ballet in a collaboration with American theatre and film director Nancy Meckler and international choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, creating a powerful infusion of drama and dance.

Dinner with friends, lunch with colleagues or a special occasion...

Whatever the reason our delicious dishes will make your 1906 experience a date to remember.

FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS with Artistic staff Thursday 3 May with Music staff Friday 4 May at 6.30pm. These fascinating free half-hour talks are the perfect way to learn more about the show before you take your seat!

SUBSCRIBE

INSIGHT Sat 5 at 11am Tickets £5.50/£3.50 concession. Suitable age 14+

Book for 2 shows and

* SAVE 20% *A Streetcar Named Desire

Discover the inspiration behind the choreography, music and designs of A Streetcar Named Desire, and watch the Company taking class on stage.

and Nutcracker 2013

★ Tickets £12.50 to £28.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R

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FAMILY TICKET £61+bf R 2 adults & 2 children, Wed/Thu 7.30pm (stalls & UC only)

ALSO AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE WHO’S WHO SUNDAY 6 MAY

a date to remember Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen. To reserve a table call 01224 337677 email:1906@aberdeenperformingarts.com or book online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com


Sister Act From producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment (Hairspray), this smash hit musical comedy is coming to His Majesty’s Theatre! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun she makes the wrong impression on the strict Mother Superior. But when she transforms the choir into the most glorious musical act in town, Deloris forms a lasting bond with her newfound friends… and the gang that's chasing her finds itself up against an unstoppable team of soulful sisters! Based on the movie of the same name, this fabulous, family-friendly, feel-good show is packed with songs inspired by Motown, funk, soul & disco, which more than a million people saw in the West End!

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

Tuesday 8 - Saturday 19 May

Seating Area DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE UPPER CIRCLE BALCONY

SIGNED PERFORMANCE Thursday 17 May, 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Saturday 19 May, 2.30pm preceded by a TOUCH TOUR CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE Saturday 19 May, 2.30pm

Fri-Sat Mon-Thur 7.30pm Sat 7.30pm 2.30pm

Thur 2.30pm

£40.50 £40.50 £37.50 £29.50 £37.50 £34.50 £19.50

£38.50 £38.50 DISCOUNTS £35.50 £4OFF £3OFF £2OFF £10 SCHOOLS OFFER £24.50 APA FRIENDS –£4 off opening night, £35.50 £2 off all other performances (excl. Balc). GROUPS 8 PLUS – £3 off plus one free £31.50 ticket for every 15 purchased (excl. Balc. & Fri/Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm). £17.50 SCHOOLS – all Mon-Wed performances plus

£43.50 £43.50 £40.50 £32.50 £40.50 £37.50 £21.50

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND

FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

STANDBY

NO BOOKING FEE ONLINE

Thur 2pm RS & UC only all tickets £15 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked. RT 2 hours 40 min + interval

THIS MONTH AT THE MUSIC HALL BARRY & STUART SATURDAY 19 MAY

Images by Tristram Kenton of the UK touring production

“Pray you catch it while you can!”Oldham Chronicle

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WINNER! BEST NEW MUSICAL 2011 Olivier Awards Tuesday 22 May - Saturday 2 June

Legally Blonde OMIGOD YOU GUYS! TOTALLY FABULOUS SHOW Starring Ray Quinn as Warner, Les Dennis as Callahan and introducing Faye Brooks as Elle The international award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to His Majesty’s Theatre. Winner of 7 major awards including Best Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards) this all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got! Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. With some help from new-found friends Paulette, Emmett, her chihuahua Bruiser, she learns that it’s so much better to be smart. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winning Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray), Legally Blonde The Musical is the funniest and most fabulous musical around. The best show in town, case closed.

“Right up there alongside Mamma Mia and Hairspray” Daily Telegraph “Simply blows other musicals out of the water. SENSATIONAL” The Sun “The best show I’ve ever seen. BRILLIANT”Scott Mills, Radio 1 Seating Area DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE UPPER CIRCLE BALCONY

Fri 7.30pm Mon-Thur Sat 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm £42.00 £42.00 £39.00 £32.00 £39.00 £36.00 £22.00

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Tosca Giacomo Puccini - revival of the 1980 production Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. Anthony Besch’s celebrated production has travelled to opera houses around the world since it was first created for Scottish Opera in 1980. Masterfully conceived by a consummate storyteller, Besch’s much-loved production transports Puccini’s powerful drama to Fascist Italy in the 1930s, a setting entirely in tune with the dark intensity of this passionate tale. Floria Tosca, a famous diva, is engaged to Mario Cavaradossi. But Scarpia, the sadistic Chief of Police, is infatuated with her and plans to kill her lover and take her for himself. As Scarpia’s schemes unfold, Tosca and Cavaradossi are drawn into a devastating chain of events that has little chance of ending well. Puccini’s music, at times heartbreakingly tender, at times powerful and harrowing, captures the sweeping span of this epic story - from the exquisite stillness of a silent dawn in Rome, to the raw drama of Tosca’s final, desperate plight. Susannah Glanville, star of Opera North’s 2009 production, returns to the role of Tosca and English baritone Robert Poulton is Scarpia. Spanish tenor José Ferrero makes his Scottish Opera debut as Cavaradossi.

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Thursday 7 & Saturday 9 June 7.30pm

“A landmark staging in every sense”★★★★ The Guardian

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Singin’ in the Rain Screenplay and adaptation by Betty Comden and Adolph Green Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed Produced by arrangement with Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York What a glorious feelin’ – the 1952 smash-hit MGM musical Singin’ In The Rain celebrates its 60th birthday in 2012 – and shares this memorable occasion with the Lyric! What better way to celebrate than to bring the two together, as the Lyric stages this fantastic show, at His Majesty’s Theatre. Fresh from the success of their last HMT show, The Producers, come and join the Lyric to see this classic tale from the golden age of Hollywood blockbusters, telling the story of the transition from silent movies to talkies. Packed with fun, full of laughs and wonderful music and song, it’s a show to brighten up even the worst of the Aberdeen weather!

★ Tickets £19 to £25 plus £1 per ticket bf

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FULL-ON FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY! Friday 27 - Sunday 29 July

Various times

SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL Bang a pot, shake a storage tin, bring anything you can to make a din then play along with The Singing Kettle in this brand new musical extravaganza. Bursting at the seams with energy, your homemade instruments will Shake, Rattle and Roll out the rhythm of this non-stop, all action show. Cilla, Artie, Gary and Kevin invite you to come and play along with their unmistakable sound. Singalong with Jock and Jeremy the Singing Chefs and Bonzo the Dog – all there to join in the fun. With loads of audience participation and favourite songs like Music Man, Homemade Band and Ants went Marching, it’s rip-roaring fun for both children and adults alike. Shake Rattle & Roll is an unforgettable musical experience, be sure not to miss out and join the biggest and best musicmaking machine around!

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 July Various times Ahoy there me Hearties! Peppa Pig and her friends are going on a treasure hunt and need your help! Peppa, George and Danny Dog are up to fun and games on a day out on Grandad  Dog’s boat. Help them, with Pedro Pony, Polly Parrot and Zoe Zebra to follow the clues and find their treasure as they all enjoy a day of adventure. Following the incredible sell-out success of Peppa Pig’s Party, Peppa is back with a brand new show featuring true to life puppets, perfect singalong songs and a new story that will charm and delight all her fans. Full sail! Ahoy! Arrrrr!

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Sing-a-Long-a Abba A TRIBUTE TO ABBA From the producers of the smash hit Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music. The concert event Abba fans have been waiting for… The Swedish supergroup’s greatest hits performed live with onscreen lyrics so everyone can join in! With live singers on stage, a party bag for everyone, fancy dress, Dancing Queen competition, the big screen with lyrics and of course some of the best music you’ll ever hear – Sing-a-longa ABBA is the perfect night out for all! Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended!

“...a delight for kids, parents and grandparents alike. The laughter, singing and inter-action is contagious.” Edinburgh Evening News

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“QUITE SIMPLY BREATHTAKING TO WATCH” Manchester Evening News Arlene Phillips & Adam Spiegel present

Midnight Tango Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have dazzled television audiences for six series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing with their stunning Tango routines. Now they have created their own live show - Midnight Tango – a breathtaking evening bringing all the drama, sensuality and elegance of this most exciting of dance forms to life. Vincent and Flavia’s mesmerising choreography and fiery chemistry command the floor with explosive tango routines, gravity-defying moves and feather-light footwork. Set in a late night bar in downtown Buenos Aires and featuring some of the finest Tango dancers in the world and live music, Midnight Tango, takes you on a journey into a heart of this intoxicating city. As danger and excitement, joy and jealousy, pain and passion all combine – this is a spectacular and explosive evening not to be missed!

THE STARS OF STRICTLY COME DANCING IN THE THEATRICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

Vincent Simone andin Flavia Cacace

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Monday 16 - Saturday 21 July Arlene Phillips and Adam Spiegel present the stars of Strictly Come Dancing VINCENT SIMONE and FLAVIA CACACE in

“Sleek, stylish and sexy." Sheffield Star "....a spellbinding performance" Daily Info Seating Area DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE UPPER CIRCLE BALCONY

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“STRICTLY SENSATIONAL! VINCENT AND FLAVIA ARE UTTERLY SPECTACULAR– SEXY, SULTRY AND BRILLIANT” Southern Daily Echo

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Monday 3 – Saturday 8 September

Chicago “Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts” …so begins the international award winning musical, Chicago. Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” The Times A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it.

“Still the sexiest, most sensational musical” Sunday Express

Tuesday 2 – Saturday 13 October

Starlight Express Bill Kenwright presents one of the best loved and longest running musicals in theatrical history, as the sensational Starlight Express explodes back onto the stage with a new production for 2012, destined to take the UK by electrifying storm. Light years ahead of the rest, this futuristic tale about love and hope in the face of adversity promises to take you on the ride of a lifetime – with two hours of speed, spectacle, energy and turbo charged excitement, combined with an electrifying sound track, dazzling sets and costumes, extraordinary roller-choreography and some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most memorable musical hits.

Buckle up; the race is truly back on!

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‘EXPLOSIVE ENTERTAIMENT IN EVERY SENSE, UNMISSABLE’’ THE JOURNAL

‘YOU HAVE TO SEE IT, AND STILL YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘‘A MUSICAL THAT SURPASSES EVERYTHING AROUND IN EVERY DIMENSION’ DAILY EXPRESS

£37.50 DISCOUNTS £37.50 NO £4OFF £2OFF £2OFF £10 £34.50 £28.50 APA FRIENDS – £4 off opening night, £2 off all other performances (excl. Balc.). £34.50 GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for 15 purchased (excl. Balc. & Fri 7.30pm & £31.50 every 8.30pm & Sat all shows) £20.50 R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE FRIENDS

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Saturday 1 December 2012 – Sunday 6 January 2013

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

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Nurturing and developing creative talent in the North East Our youth theatre activity offers young people aged 12-25 the chance to develop skills in theatre and performance whilst also assisting them to gain confidence, improve communication skills and explore their creativity.

APA Young Persons Company

Young Promoters

Established for 18-25 year olds this group offers opportunities to aspiring actors and those who want to work backstage in lighting, stage management and wardrobe. The group is auditioned on a production basis, meeting on Monday evenings with additional rehearsals scheduled closer to performance times.

Our Young Promoters gain insider knowledge into theatre productions by attending rehearsals, specialist insights, talks and meetings with theatre professionals. They are then set challenges to market performances, gaining an understanding of the processes and roles required in staging a production.

APA Senior Youth Theatre

International projects

Our senior group for 16-18 year olds meet on Tuesday evenings and are currently taking part in the National Theatre (London) Connection’s Festival, performing a new piece of writing at both The Lemon Tree and The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.

We also deliver international projects allowing our young participants to work with their peers in countries such as Norway, Germany and America.

APA Junior Youth Theatre For those aged 12-15 our Junior YT meet on Wednesday evenings and are working on a new piece of theatre for Aberdeen International Youth Festival 2012.

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Inspiring young people and providing opportunities for them to develop their skills and fulfil their creative potential. We offer a range of educational events to support the Curriculum for Excellence, allowing both teachers and pupils to explore productions and theatre through unique and exciting experiences.

Adult singing performance classes

CPD

Adult drama classes

We are a registered CPD provider with Learning and Teaching Scotland and have developed our new Creative Learning Offers programme for schools in close consultation with teachers. A full programme can be downloaded from our website.

For first-timers as well as drama regulars, these classes offer participants the opportunity to learn theatrical techniques, build confidence and develop creativity in a fun and friendly environment. New dates for the above classes will be announced on our website in November 2011.

Insight-Making Theatre (Schools Residency)

Theatre Serendipity

Working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council’s Arts Education Team, we are delivering a year long schools residency programme in two local primary schools. Increasing their knowledge and understanding of theatre, while laying the ground work for future attendances to shows within our venues and the production of their own school performances.

Theatre Serendipity are an amateur drama group for the over 55s who meet every Monday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The group perform at The Lemon Tree every year, and also entertain various groups and organisations at venues throughout Aberdeen and the Shire.

Educational resources

Tours of HMT

We provide a range of education resources on our website to support productions across all three of our venues.

Activity days Throughout the year, we run a number of workshops for schools groups, focusing on diverse aspects of performance, from costume design to physical theatre. We also offer tours of our historic 105-year-old building, under the guidance of our knowledgeable volunteers.

Teachers news and teachers advisory group meetings Teachers news is our quarterly newsletter for teachers providing them up-to-date information on all our activities. We also host regular teachers meetings, an open forum to share information and input into our future work with schools.

Our work with schools is supported by Aberdeen Harbour Board

Inspired by our upcoming musical programme at His Majesty’s Theatre, these fun and inclusive classes offer you the chance to develop your vocal skills and learn how your voice works!

TALKS AND TOURS Explore the magic of His Majesty’s Theatre and get an insight into the 105-year-old history and inner workings. We run regular weekend tours throughout the year which you can book through our Box Office. The tours cost £5/£3 concession /APA Friends and the money goes to the Creative Learning Programme.

Pre and post show discussions Post show chats are held in the auditorium after a performance with members of the cast and creative team. These sessions are free for those attending the performance on that evening and offer an insight into the production and lives of performers. We also hold a diverse range of events linked to productions Unwrapped, Insights and Page to Stage. These are all listed on the relevant show pages in this brochure.

To find out more about any of the above events please contact the Creative Learning Department: Email: creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com Telephone: 01224 337664 Address: The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT Visit CREATIVE LEARNING at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

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One of the most beautiful theatres in Britain, His Majesty’s Theatre was designed by the legendary theatre architect Frank Matcham with his trademark proscenium arch and pillarless balconies. Since opening in 1906, it has continually attracted a huge range of top quality theatre productions from smash-hit musicals to top class drama and dance. Seating around 1470, the theatre has undergone three major refurbishments in its 100-year history, in the 1930s,1980s and most recently an £8m redevelopment in 2004/5, which successfully added a contemporary aspect to the historic Edwardian building, with new facilities such as the restaurant and cafe, giving Aberdeen a 21st century venue to be proud of.

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Ticket Information

About our venues We welcome you to our venues and hope that your visit is perfect! If you would like to comment, compliment or tell us about a problem with the service we provide then let us know, by completing our customer service cards, speaking to a member of staff or emailing tickets@boxofficeaberdeen.com

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

In Person HMT & Music Hall Box Office - Mon to Sat 9.30am to 6pm For that personal touch visit our Box Offices, which are open late on performance nights. The Lemon Tree Box Office opens 30 minutes before the performance start time. The Lemon Tree box office is open 11.30am - 2.30pm, Fri - Sun.

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If you are a student, under 16, over 60, disabled or CONCESSIONS companion, unemployed or a Young Scot you may be entitled to reduced price tickets – remember to ask. Standby tickets are subject to availability at £10 per ticket + booking fee for HMT shows (maximum of two per customer - can be withdrawn at any time).

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Other Formats

We welcome all children of all ages, unless a specific performance has an age restriction. Children under two go free as long as they are seated on your knee! If children or babies disturb a performance, we can ask that you leave to be fair to other customers and the performers.

This brochure is available on CD or in large print. Please call 01224 337642.

RT - RUNNING TIME Please note all running times are approximate.

Most buses come along Union Street. Aberdeen Railway Station is just a few minutes walk from all our venues. For information visit firstgroup.com

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Photography and recording

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

Photography, sound and video recording are not allowed during any performance.

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

Once purchased, tickets are not refundable but may sometimes be exchanged up to 24 hours before the date of a performance. Please put your tickets in a safe place! Lost tickets can only be reprinted on the night for reserved seated performances. We are happy to reserve tickets for up to three days.

U16+A BAL - Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult, balcony seating only.

We have made every effort to ensure that the information in this brochure is correct but it is subject to change. Latest listing information can be found online, and remember that casts are subject to availability and can change. All discounts are subject to availability and exclude the balcony at HMT and certain days of the week.

Access

£1 of the ticket cost for this show will go towards the APA Restoration Fund, the current priority of which is to improve the seating in our three venues.

Latecomers The performance spaces open half an hour before the start time; if you are late, you will have to wait to be seated, which may be at the interval.


Parking and wheelchair access Car parking is available at a special reduced rate at Bon Accord Harriet Street car park, and at Denburn car park (behind the theatre on Spa Street) and Chapel Street (multi-storey). There is disabled parking on Union Terrace adjacent to Pavarotti’s restaurant and outside Aberdeen Art Gallery on Schoolhill. Level access is available through the Donald Entrance on Rosemount Viaduct. There is also a drop-off point in front of the theatre.

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

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

Refreshments Enjoy a drink in our stalls or dress circle bars, which are open 45 minutes before performances. Interval drinks can be pre-ordered. Tea and coffee are also available.

1906 Restaurant and Café The restaurant is located upstairs from the Box Office in the Donald entrance. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a la carte and pre-theatre menus with a strong focus on fresh and simple classic dishes. Drop in to the café bar for coffee and cake, a light lunch or a snack. Reserve your restaurant table direct with the box office when buying HMT tickets or direct at the number below.

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

Music Hall

Parking and wheelchair access Car parking is available at a reduced rate at Bon Accord Harriet Street car park, as well as in Golden Square and Chapel Street (multi-storey). Disabled parking is also available in Golden Square, and there is a green badge space in South Silver Street. A wheelchair lift is situated in the Box Office entrance, or level access is gained by ringing the doorbell at the first door on Golden Square.

Sound enhancement An infra-red sound enhancement system (supported by BT and Aberdeen Choral Society) is available for customers with impaired hearing. Headsets or necklacetype receivers (for use with hearing aids) are available from customer service staff in the foyer.

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

His Majesty’s Theatre

Deaf alerter A Deaf Alerter fire alarm warning and messaging system is installed for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Refreshments Enjoy a leisurely drink in our Concert Bar, which offers drinks half-an-hour before the performance and at the interval. Interval drinks may be pre-ordered. Tea and coffee are also available.

The Lemon Tree

Parking and wheelchair access Car parking is available at a reduced rate at Bon Accord Harriet Street car park, as well as in East or West North Street car parks. Level access is available via Shoe Lane by ringing the doorbell.

Refreshments The Lemon Tree provides refreshment before, during and after performances in both the Lounge and Studio. However the bar may be closed throughout a performance at the performer’s request. The Lounge is open for lunchtime performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week. Kate's Bar is located on the first floor next to The Lemon Tree Studio and is open before performances and during intervals for drinks.

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Thursday 15 December

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Christmas Concert: The Snowman

7.30pm

LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING

Howard Blake’s The Snowman Christopher Bell Conductor RSNO Chorus Join the RSNO and RSNO Chorus for a family celebration this Christmas! Packed full of your favourite festive melodies and traditional sing-along carols, don’t miss the magical film The Snowman shown on the big screen, accompanied by Howard Blake’s timeless music and narrated by Scottish actress Siobhan Redmond. Sponsored by ScotRail

Saturday 14 January

7.30pm

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Handel’s Water Music

Schumann’s ‘Rhenish’ Symphony

Handel Water Music in D and G Rameau Suite from ‘Dardanus’ Handel Cantata: Delirio Amoroso Emmanuelle Haïm Conductor/Harpsichord Camilla Tilling Soprano Emmanuelle Haïm brings a special élan and grace to everything she touches. She returns to the SCO to spark up January with zesty dance suites and a sensational showpiece for soprano Camilla Tilling - a passion-fired display of fireworks and musical fantasy composed by Handel as a young man in Italy.

Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.4 Richard Strauss Prelude to Act 1 of Guntram Schumann Symphony No.3 (Rhenish) Jun Märkl Conductor Denis Kozhukhin Piano Prokofiev’s Fourth Piano Concerto is a mercurial gem for left hand alone. Till Eulenspiegel is one of Strauss’s most brilliant orchestral showpieces, and the Act 1 Prelude to his first opera Guntram has a Wagnerian breadth that makes it a fitting introduction to Schumann’s 'Rhenish' Symphony, with its grand sonic vistas.

★ Stalls/Balcony £10-£20 CG Saturday 11 February

7.30pm

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

7.30pm

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

★ Stalls/Balcony £10-£20 CG Thursday 22 December

Friday 17 February

7.30pm

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

★ Stalls/Balcony £9.50-£20 CG Saturday 18 February

7.30pm

Scottish Ensemble

Emperor and Eroica

with Lawrence Power, viola

Jamie MacDougall Presenter Roderick Dunk Conductor Star tenor and BBC Radio Scotland presenter Jamie MacDougall is once again your genial host. Including visits from RimskyKorsakov’s Christmas Eve Polonaise, The Little Drummer Boy, a Sleigh Ride from Delius, and favourite carols for all the family, Christmas Classics is a long established hit, so make sure you book early!

Cherubini Overture, Démophoon Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 ‘Emperor’ Beethoven Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’ Andrew Manze Conductor Llŷr Williams Piano Hear Beethoven alongside the contemporary he most admired (Cherubini’s Requiem was sung at Beethoven’s funeral), as the great man celebrates both an emperor and a revolutionary in the same evening. Llŷr Williams’ Beethoven is not to be missed. He brings immense authority but also something fascinatingly unworldly to this music.

Haydn Symphony No 44 in E minor ‘ Trauer’ Luke Bedford New work – world première Alwyn Pastoral Fantasia Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K364 A joyful celebration of two musical revolutionaries, Mozart and Haydn, whose magnetic vitality continues to fascinate. Plus works by two British composers. A new work from Luke Bedford written for Lawrence Power and Jonathan Morton, reaches out to Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante combining innovation and tradition; a trademark of the Scottish Ensemble’s concerts..

★ Stalls/Balcony £9.50-£20 CG

★ Stalls/Balcony £10-£20 CG

Stalls/Balcony £10 C

Christmas Classics

Free pre-concert talk with Lawrence Power

ORCHESTRA DISCOUNTS - Royal Scottish National Orchestra - U26 £5, U16 GO FREE (Except The Snowman U26/U16 £5) Scottish Chamber Orchestra - U16/STUDENT £5


7.30pm

Saturday 28 April

7.30pm

Aberdeen Sinfonietta

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune Nielsen Pan and Syrinx Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer Puccini Gloria Conductor Tenor Baritone

Benedetti: Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Michael Downes Peter Auty Mark Stone St Andrews Chorus An exciting new partnership with the St Andrews Chorus and their Musical Director Michael Downes.

★ Stalls/Balcony £12 CG Friday 23 March

7.30pm

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Runnicles Conducts the Romantics

Vivaldi Concerto in D ‘Il Grosso Mogul’ RV208 Rameau Suite from ‘Les Paladins’ Vivaldi The Four Seasons Christian Curnyn Harpsichord / Director Nicola Benedetti Violin A baroque extravaganza of exotica and virtuosity starring Scotland’s favourite violinist. Benedetti is exploring the Vivaldi repertoire at the moment, and here she juxtaposes his most famous set of concerti with a scintillating rarity: Il Grosso Mogul. The colourful programme also features Rameau’s sensational dances from Les Paladins.

★ Stalls/Balcony £10-£20 CG

Friday 11 May

7.30pm

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto Mozart Clarinet Concerto Bruckner Symphony No.7 Donald Runnicles Conductor Martin Fröst Clarinet Composed for the basset clarinet, Mozart’s Concerto has a special colour; here it is played by one of the world’s leading clarinettists. Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony is perhaps his most popular. In Donald Runnicles the BBC SSO is fortunate to have a Chief Conductor who understands better than most how to shape Bruckner’s magnificent musical architecture.

★ Stalls/Balcony £9.50-£20 CG

Thursday 3 May

7.30pm

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Sunday 27 May

7.30pm

Aberdeen Sinfonietta

Au revoir Stéphane: Rite of Spring

Richard Strauss Don Juan Haydn Cello Concerto in C major Brahms Symphony No.1 Donald Runnicles Conductor Martin Storey Cello Brahms’s First Symphony is one of the truly life-affirming masterpieces of romantic music. BBC SSO Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles starts the concert with the explosion of heroic energy that is Strauss’s orchestral showpiece Don Juan, and the orchestra’s talented principal cellist Martin Storey shows his mettle in Haydn’s delightful C major Concerto.

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Barber Violin Concerto Stravinsky Rite of Spring Stéphane Denève Conductor James Ehnes Violin Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune astonished the world of western music. Two decades later, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring blew that world sky-high. Stéphane Denève and the RSNO will deliver some serious voltage in Stéphane’s final appearance in Aberdeen while Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto played beautifully by James Ehnes will act as the calm before the storm.

★ Stalls/Balcony £9.50-£20 CG

★ Stalls/Balcony £10-£20 CG

Saint-Saëns Suite Algérienne Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez Brahms Second Symphony Garry Walker Conductor Ian Watt Guitar Brilliant young guitarist Ian Watt joins Aberdeen’s own orchestra for a fitting end to Aberdeen Sinfonietta’s MH concert season.

★ Stalls/Balcony £12 CG

Free pre-concert talk with John Poulter

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - U16/STUDENT £5 Scottish Ensemble - U26 £5, U16 GO FREE Aberdeen Sinfonietta - U16 GO FREE, STUDENT £5

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Saturday 10 December

8pm

Ceilidh with Danse McCabre The all-girl ceilidh band in the North of Scotland, formed in 2003, Danse McCabre has an eclectic, lively style, playing a mixture of old favourites and less familiar dances as required.

★ Stalls£10+10%bf C Thursday 15 December Saturday 3 December

Doors 7.30pm

Emeli Sande One of the greatest songwriting talents of 2011, Emeli Sande returns to her native North-east on her first headline tour. Her debut single Heaven set the charts alight earlier this year and found critical acclaim with a timeless euphoric feel.

Stalls/Balcony£15+10%bf Friday 2 December

7.30pm

Red Hot Chilli Pipers Bagpipes with Attitude, Drums with a Scottish accent, a blazing rock band and a show so hot it should carry its own health warning! Voted Scotland’s ‘Live Act of the Year in 2007 and 2010 at the Scots Trad Music Awards, with their unique sound and fusion of classic bagpipes and rock anthems (Bagrock!) have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless! “The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are sassy, sexy and hugely entertaining. They are enormously talented musicians who are so skilled they make it all look effortless. This album stirs the blood and will enliven any party.” Lorraine Kelly

Stalls/Balcony£22.50+10%bf R

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Monday 5 – Tuesday 6 December 8pm

Sarah Millican LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Christmas Concert: The Snowman ★ Stalls/Balcony £10-£20 CG Friday 16 December

8pm

Xmas Ceilidh with Clachan Yell A true Scot’s Christmas celebration with Clachan Yell – widely regarded as one of the best ceilidh bands in the world, ever.

– Thoroughly Modern Millican Stalls/Balcony £21+10%bf R 16+

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★ Stalls/Balcony£10+10%bf C

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7.30pm

Johann Strauss Gala

Performed by GARY MULLEN AND THE WORKS

Waltz back in time to the glittering ballrooms of 19th Century Vienna with an enchanting mix of music, song and dance from the Strauss Family and Friends. David Juritz will direct from the violin in the traditional Viennese manner and the Johann Strauss Orchestra will be joined by the Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious period costume. Featuring Tritsch Tratsch Polka, The Blue Danube Waltz, Radetzky March, Wiener Blut, Thunder and Lightning Polka, Pizzicato Polka, Perpetuum Mobile, Overture and The Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus.

★ Stalls/Balcony£18.50+10%bf CGR Thursday 22 December 7.30pm

Christmas with the Rat Pack

7.30pm

One Night of Queen A spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. Featuring such hits as, I Want to Break Free, A Kind of Magic, Fat Bottomed Girls, and of course Bohemian Rhapsody. This show will ROCK you!

Sunday 18 December

Friday 6 January

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Christmas Classics ★ Stalls/Balcony £9.50-£20 CG

‘Tis the season to be merry!’ Beat the winter blues with the special Christmas version of the hit show for the festive season. Beat the winter blues with the special Christmas version of the hit show. Take a trip back in time to the glamorous nights of Las Vegas in the late 1950s and early 60s where Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr & Dean Martin, the fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band performed at the famous Sands Hotel.

A traditional Scottish celebration which will set you up, ready to see the bells in style. Featuring Paul Anderson, Shona Donaldson, MC Robert Lovie and many more special guests.

★ Stalls/Balcony£24-£27+10%bf R

Stalls/Balcony£17+10%bf

Saturday 31 December

7.30pm

Hogmanay Concert

MUSIC HALL

Tuesday 20 December

Stalls/Balcony £19.50-£28.50+10%bf Monday 9 January

Ed Sheeran

Doors 7pm

SOLD OUT!

In April, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran appeared on Later… with Jools Holland performing his song The A Team, subsequently released as a digital download the song entered the chart at number 3 selling over 58,000 copies in the first week. It was followed by his debut album, +, which stormed to the top of the charts in September.

Stalls/Balcony£15+10%bf

ALSO AT HMT JACK AND THE BEANSTALK SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER - SUNDAY 8 JANUARY

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Saturday 14 January

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra Handel’s Water Music ★ Stalls/Balcony£10-£20 CG Friday 27 January Sunday 22 January

7.30pm

The Soldiers Following their latest album Thinking of Home OR Home in my Heart, The Soldiers embark on a new UK Tour. The Soldiers created history by being the first group of serving soldiers to hit the British pop charts. They are soldiers first and foremost, having served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. They are real life heroes, have several medals between them and can be called up at any time. Their two top 10 albums, Coming Home and Letters Home, released in the space of a year, exceeded sales of 800,000 and have helped raise over half a million pounds for army charities. The Soldiers have performed for Her Majesty The Queen at the Royal Variety and at The Festival of Remembrance two years in a row.

8pm

The Classic Rock Show

Saturday 28 January

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The classic rock fan’s ultimate live juke box! The finest musicians on the planet perform an amazing mix of selected album tracks from the ten best-selling rock albums of all time plus a special anthem-by-anthem show climax. Featuring highlights from, The Eagles - Greatest Hits, Led Zeppelin - IV, Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms, Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon & The Wall, Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run, AC/DC - Back In Black and Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell... plus encore songs from Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Who. Two and a half hours of classic rock’s best moments! An unforgettable evening of guitar rocking, air punching, chorus singing,

The ultimate tribute to one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most truly remarkable stories. From the raw innocence of the innovative blues of the sixties Peter Green era, we travel through the band’s reincarnation to the decade-defining album of the seventies, Rumours and their metamorphosis into one of the eighties most successful supergroups. Featuring timeless classics such as Black Magic Woman, Albatross, Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Sara, Oh Diane, Little Lies and Everywhere this is a nostalgic evening of breathtaking musicianship.

Stalls/Balcony£21-£31+10%bf R

★ Stalls/Balcony£23.50+10%bf CGR

Friday 3 February

7.30pm

Brendan Cole Live and Unjudged

★ Stalls/Balcony£20.50-£22.50+10%bf CGR

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7.30pm

Into it’s fourth Season and back by overwhelming demand Brendan will once again be bringing his sensational dance show to the Music Hall. If it’s dance you want, dance you will get! Brendan alongside some well-known faces will perform all of your Strictly favourites, from the Paso Doble to the Tango and Quickstep to the Jive, there really is something for everyone. Joining him on stage along with his two phenomenal singers and fantastic 14-piece band will be former Strictly Come Dancing professionals Nicole Cutler, Andrew Cuerden, Hanna Haarala, Izabela Hanna and Brendan's very own brother Scott Cole. Scott himself promises not to hold back on offering some intimate insights into the real Brendan!

Stalls/Balcony£30.50+10%bf R

THIS MONTH AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE CRAIG HILL FRIDAY 27 JANUARY

Don’t miss your chance to see some of the Ballroom magic created on Strictly first hand by one of its most charismatic choreographers and performers. He’ll have you dancing in your seat and bursting with the excitement of dance that is gripping the nation!


Friday 17 February 7.30pm

Paul Carrack Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics is back on tour in the autumn to promote his acclaimed new album I Know That Name. With a back catalogue of hits including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years, Paul's marvelously soulful voice is known to millions around the world; he is undoubtedly a key figure in Britsh pop history. And as his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is always something very special.

Stalls/Balcony£28.50+10%bf R

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Schumann’s ‘Rhenish’ Symphony ★ Stalls/Balcony£9.50-£20 CG Saturday 18 February

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MUSIC HALL

Monday 13 February

Scottish Ensemble - with Lawrence Power, Viola Stalls/Balcony£10 C

Thursday 9 February

7.30pm

The Circus of Horrors – The Ventriloquist The Show that Rocked Britain's Got Talent is back with an awe-inspiring sensation. Featuring hair hanging beauties, twisted contortionists, flying aerialists, demon dwarfs, gyrating jugglers, voodoo warriors, pickled people, sword swallowers and its latest and greatest new found star The Ventriloquist. Inspired by movies Devil Doll & The Dead of Night the story twists and turns, sending a shiver down your spine as the demonic dummy seems to take on a life of its own.

★ Stalls/Balcony£13-£23+10%bf CR 16+ Saturday 11 February

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra Emperor and Eroica

Sunday 19 February

7.30pm

Sally Morgan - Psychic Sally: On The Road Fresh from her new TV Series - Psychic Sally On The Road on SKYLIVING, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan returns by overwhelming public demand. Sally has used her gift over the years to help many people, most notably famous for her work with the late Princess Diana. Her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high profile celebrities. Sally now brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening.

Stalls/Balcony£23+10%bf R This show is for educational and entertainment purposes only and should be judged as an experiment!

★ Stalls/Balcony£10-£20 CG

AT HMT SCOTTISH BALLET - THE SLEEPING BEAUTY WEDNESDAY 18 - SATURDAY 21 JANUARY

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Tuesday 21 February

7.30pm

Seafarers UK is proud to present

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CAPTAIN IAN DAVIS RM

The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Scotland The amazingly talented musicians of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland present their annual concert with a stirring selection of traditional military music, the splendid Corps of Drums, some light classical including best-loved favourites from the shows, a few exquisite solo pieces and, for contrast, a session of Jazz. This will be a wonderfully colourful show with 45 Royal Marines Bandsmen on stage – an evening not to be missed! Proceeds to ‘Seafarers UK’ which is the primary fundraising organisation for all maritime charities serving Fishermen, Merchant Navy and the Royal Navy personnel in need.

★ Stalls/Balcony£14-£16+10%bf CG

Friday 24 – Sunday 26 February

Various Times

The Singing Kettle – Fancy Dress Party

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The Singing Kettle host their sensational Fancy Dress Party and everyone is invited! Superb audience participation and amazing costumes offers the perfect singalong treat. See what happens when Cilla, Artie, Gary and Kevin rummage deep into their giant toy box to find wacky costumes to dress up some classic songs. Three of a Kind, West is Best and Swallowed by a Snake all get the fancy dress treatment. Even Bonzo the Dog dresses up. Jock and Jeremy the Singing Chefs have to make the nibbles in time for the party and some lucky children will join in on stage as train drivers for Puff Puff, Choo Choo! Don’t delay, book today and join the Singing Kettle at the Fancy Dress Party of the year!

Stalls/Balcony£12.50+£1 bf Family ticket£46 G +£1 bf Sunday 4 March

3pm

Around the World in Music Following on from three very successful charity concerts, Westhill Rotary returns with their Around the World in Music afternoon of musical entertainment. The concert features choirs from many local primary schools as well as more seasoned entertainers. This year we will be supporting: CHAS, MacMillan, End Polio Now and many other Rotary good causes.

★ Stalls/Balcony£5-£12+10%bf C PRINCIPAL SPONSORS: Aker Solutions, Scots Bearings, Bon Accord Glass, Balmoral Group, GPH Builders Merchants. 8

"... a real treat for the whole family, see for yourself and join them for an unforgettable experience." The Herald "... a delight for kids, parents and grandparents alike. The laughter, singing and interaction is contagious." Edinburgh Evening News

Saturday 10 March

7.30pm

Bucksburn & District Pipe Band and Inverarary & District Pipe Band present REIGNITED Reignited is the follow up to Bucksburn & District Pipe Band’s phenomenal debut concert Fired Up from 2010. Reignited will host Inveraray & District Pipe Band as the main attraction, entertaining with an evening full of traditional and modern piping and drumming music. Inveraray’s meteoric rise to the top of grade 1 in recent years has been a true inspiration to every pipe band worldwide, showing that home-grown talent can beat some of the best in the world. Inveraray and Bucksburn both hold firm key values for teaching from the grass roots up. Teaching youth to keep their organisations alive, in recent years, has blessed both bands with great success. Join us for another magical night of piping and drumming.

Stalls/Balcony£17+10%bf Sunday 11 March

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Aberdeen Sinfonietta ★ Stalls/Balcony£12 CG

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7.30pm

Wednesday 21 March

7.30pm

Aberdeenshire Music Centre Spring Concert ★ Stalls/Balcony£7 C Friday 23 March

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Runnicles Conducts the Romantics Five brilliant comic maestros perform classic Ennio Morricone soundtracks from the iconic Clint Eastwood movies The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, For A Few Dollars More and Once Upon a Time in The West recreating every punch up, gunshot, and jangling spur with hilarious effect! “Take five multi-talented, unashamedly theatrical Australians and let them loose on 100 instruments and you have some idea of Spaghetti Western Orchestra. A joyous celebration.”**** London Evening Standard

★ Stalls/Balcony£20+10%bf R Thursday 15 March

★ Stalls/Balcony£9.50-£20 CG Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 March

Aberdeen Music Centre Spring Concerts

1.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday 29 March

8pm

Doug Stanhope America’s top comic returns to the UK for a mammoth 40 date tour. Brutal, shambolic, savage and unpredictable…. no-holdsbarred comedian who displays scant respect for any personal, moral, or social boundaries. He is a raging, vitriolic, viciously brilliant critic of the stupidity of our social and political systems and the moronic saps who sustain it… and he’s the funniest comic you will ever see. “A freewheeling articulacy of which this stillthrilling comic is capable…electrifying comedy.” The Guardian “If there's a comedian out there who is as notably quotable and as vital as Stanhope I haven't heard him or her yet.” The Independent *****

MUSIC HALL

Wednesday 14 March

Stalls/Balcony£21+10%bf R

★ Stalls/Balcony£4-£8 C 8pm

Russell Kane Manscaping Join Fosters Comedy Award Winner and star of loads of stuff on telly, Russell Kane, as he mercilessly explores the ridiculous state of masculinity in the modern world. He shaves his chest fur; you watch and laugh. 16+ “A seriously good comedian.” *****The Times

Stalls/Balcony£18.50+10%bf R

ALSO AT HMT DIRTY DANCING TUESDAY 6 - SATURDAY 31 MARCH

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Sunday 15 April

7.30pm

Grampian Youth Orchestra ★ Stalls£10+10%bf C Friday 20 April

7.30pm

The Hollies 50 Years on Thursday 5 April

Still pure Hollies. Still the tight, clean vocal harmonies, meticulously honed, precisely melded. Though the band’s composition has changed since emerging in the 1960s, a component of the magnificent British Pop Revolution, The Hollies’ hallmark sound has not wavered. Along with the Beatles and the Stones, this band helped shape the world of Pop and Rock as we now know it. No support act is needed as they perform their Classics – The Air That I Breathe, Bus Stop, Carrie Anne, Just One Look, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother and many more. A very special event – not to be missed.

Doors 7pm

The Waterboys Formed in 1983 by Mike Scott, The Waterboys are back performing their mix of Celtic folk music and rock and roll with new material and classic hits like The Whole of The Moon.

Stalls/Balcony£24.50-£26.50+10%bf

★ Stalls/Balcony£24.50+10%bf CG Monday 16 April

7.30pm

The Kilkennys FINE GIRL, YE ARE! Saturday 14 April

7.30pm

Scottish Fiddle Orchestra The SFO returns to it's home in Aberdeen with Conductor Blair Parham and Compere Jim MacColl. With singers, dancers and pipers the programme will consist of pieces by, and in tribute to, the late John Mason MBE.

★ Stalls/Balcony£16-£18+10%bf CG

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More than a quarter of a century since the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem were last heard singing together, their memory as Ireland’s greatest musical export including The Holy Ground, I’ll tell me Ma!, and The Irish Rover lives on. Narrated by RTE’s Cathal MacCabe the music is provided by The Kilkennys, Ireland’s most exciting young folk and ballad group. Growing up just 25 miles from the Clancys’ hometown of Carrick-on-Suir, they were raised in the same musical tradition and perform the great Clancy songs with excitement and authenticity.

★ Stalls/Balcony£18.50+10%bf CGR

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Thursday 3 May 7.30pm

The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain™ World Tour

The Rat Pack Live with special guest Matt Monro Jr.

★ Stalls/Balcony£19+10%bf CGR

7.30pm

They were the definition of cool during their Fifties and Sixties Vegas heyday – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Combining the full sound of big band swing with charisma, panache and swagger, the trio – collectively known as the Rat Pack – had attitude to spare. Join the UK’s original Rat Pack concert show, it’s a lavish production with real musical pedigree. Featuring all the patter and razzamatazz of the Rat Pack’s infamous live stage show, join UK’s number one live tribute to Frank, Dean and Sammy. Prepare to experience the definition of cool… “Three dead ringers for Frank, Dean and Sammy” The Stage Newspaper “This guy really is Sinatra” Vegas legend Buddy Greco

★ Stalls/Balcony£24.50+10%bf CGR Monday 23 April

The Osmonds

LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING

– Up Close and Personal Final UK Tour Stalls/Balcony£27.50-£29.50+10%bf

Au revoir Stéphane: Rite of Spring

Friday 4 May

7.30pm

Solid Silver 60s Show They say that if you remember the 60s you weren’t there! Fill that gap in your memory with The Solid Silver 60s Show and relive the 60s with original artists singing their greatest hits! Now in its 27th year the show features the unforgettable talents of Peter Noone, Chris Montez, Brian Hyland with Brian Poole and all backed by Vanity Fare. HEAR THE CLASSIC HITS PERFORMED BY THE ORIGINAL HITMAKERS! Peter Noone - I’m into Something Good - No Milk Today Chris Montez - Let’s Dance - The More I See You Brian Hyland - Ginny Come Lately - Sealed with a Kiss with Brian Poole - Silence is Golden - Here Comes My Baby.

Saturday 28 April 7.30pm

Royal Scottish National Orchestra ★ Stalls/Balcony£10-£20 CG

From the North Pole to Sydney Opera House, via Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, The Ukes of GB™ are touring planet Earth with their funny, stomping, toetapping, all-singing, all-plucking obituary of Rock and Roll and melodious light entertainment. You’ll hear music you love and music you just didn’t ‘get’ transformed into a joyous, headlong stream of transcendent sounds, musical delight and warm personality featuring only the ‘bonsai guitar’ and a menagerie of voices.

Saturday 21 April

See page 3 for details

MUSIC HALL

Friday 27 April

★ Stalls/Balcony£25-£27+10%bf R See page 3 for details

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Friday 11 May

See page 3 for details

Benedetti: Vivaldi's Four Seasons

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

★ Stalls/Balcony£10-£20 CG

★ Stalls/Balcony£9.50-£20 CG

ALSO AT HMT THE STEAMIE TUESDAY 24 - SATURDAY 28 APRIL

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Saturday 12 May

8pm

Stewart Lee Carpet Remnant World

★ Stalls£18.50+10%bf CR

7.30pm

Ladies of Country UK Tour 2012 This fantastic, nostalgic show features direct from the USA, hit recording star, the legendary Billie Jo Spears performing all her popular hits including Blanket on the Ground, What I’ve Got in Mind, 57 Chevrolet and many more. Billie Jo is joined on stage by America’s sweetheart Jeannie C Riley, singing all her hits including her worldwide no. 1 hit Harper Valley PTA. Guesting from Ireland Patsy Cline and Queen of Country Sandy Kelly and the fabulously talented Sarah Jory and her band will round off this amazing show. An amazing line-up, an amazing show!

★ Stalls/Balcony£20.50-£23.50+10%bf R 12

8pm

Brit Floyd A Foot in the Door - the best of Pink Floyd Live

A new full-length touring show from the acclaimed star of BBC2’s Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. “The funniest thing on television" The Guardian What can a sexless middle aged married man, whose life now consists mainly of watching Scooby Doo cartoons with a four year old boy, possibly find to write comedy about? Once he lived on the pleasure planet. Now he is trapped in Carpet Remnant World. And so are you. "Fascinating, funny stuff" The Times **** "a deeply unpleasant slimepit of bitterness" Jan Moir, Daily Mail

Sunday 13 May

Friday 18 May

A brand new show celebrating the amazing musical legacy of Pink Floyd. Especially created by Brit Floyd musical director Damian Darlington to celebrate release of the brand new official Pink Floyd Best Of album, Brit Floyd will perform a collection of Pink Floyd's best work, in its entirety - track by track - and as selected, personally, by the Pink Floyd band members themselves. As an extra bonus Brit Floyd's new show will also include it's full 23 minute showstopping rendition of Echoes, taken from Pink Floyd's classic 1971 album, Meddle. “Blindingly brilliant, jaw-droppingly authentic... at last Pink Floyd have the tribute show they deserve...” Portsmouth News “Mesmerising, absolutely mesmerising.” Ticketmaster

Stalls/Balcony£28.50+10%bf R

Saturday 19 May

7.30pm

Barry & Stuart Show & Tell Stars of BBC1’s The Magicians and winners of the World Magic Awards: Best Comedy Illusionists, twisted warlocks Barry & Stuart will be stunning audiences with their amazing new show, Show & Tell. Expect their trademark innovative tricks and devious illusions and be prepared to have your minds blown as they exclusively reveal all the secrets behind the magic, in showing you, for the first time ever, exactly how those tricks were done! ★★★★★“A triumph of astonishing illusions” Time Out ★★★★”Delighting & horrifying in equal measure” Metro ★★★★★”Darkly brilliant… pure magic” The List

Friday 25 May

7.30pm

Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn With special guests ROY ORBISON, CONNIE FRANCIS & from West End Buddy THE BIG BOPPER. Joining the UK’s number one Buddy Holly, Marc Robinson, is star of West End Buddy John-Simon Rawlings as the Big Bopper plus – this year – Roy Orbison and Connie Francis revues. Marc revives classic hits like Peggy Sue, That’ll be the Day and Oh Boy, backed by a band reminiscent of the Crickets in their Fifties heyday. The star-studded spectacular also features Roy Orbison, with hits like Oh, Pretty Woman and You Got It sensationally brought to the stage by the UK’s number one Roy Orbison, Connie Francis – with Who’s Sorry Now, Stupid Cupid and Lipstick on Your Collar performed by the UK’s number one revue show and the Big Bopper – includes Chantilly Lace and Running Bear from the night’s compere.

★ Stalls/Balcony£21.50+10%bf CGR THIS SHOW IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12

★ Stalls/Balcony£15+10%bf CGR

Sunday 27 May

See page 3 for details

Aberdeen Sinfonietta ★ Stalls/Balcony£12 CG

AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE THE ULTIMATE EAGLES SATURDAY 12 MAY


ALSO BOOKING at the MUSIC HALL 8pm 7pm

MUSIC HALL

Saturday 30 June & Saturday 14 July

Jimmy Carr Gagging Order Saturday 16 June

7.30pm

Magic of Motown Get ready – for the smash hit concert show from the States. Authentically recreating the harmonies, slick moves, stylish looks and legendary musicianship that were the making of Motown. A super-talented cast, fresh from sell-out shows in London’s O2, perform hits from The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves, Lionel Richie...

★ Stalls/Balcony£23.50+10%bf CGR Tuesday 3 July

11am & 2pm

CBeebies’ favourite doubleact Chris and Pui are coming to Aberdeen!

Chris & Pui Roadshow 2012

Fresh from their hit show Show Me Show Me, Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee have been the main faces on CBeebies since it started and remain top of the tots with their high-rating show every weekday. Now you can meet them and have a giggle too in their fabulous new roadshow packed with songs, games and a few surprises along the way.

Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. Gagging Order promises to be an hilarious night out... let's see shall we. The show will be packed with one-liners, stories & jokes. Some clever, some rude & a few totally unacceptable. Everybody’s welcome. Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency & moral compass at home & come on out for a laugh. Jimmy has sold over one million DVDs & hosted countless TV shows but live comedy is what he does best, so come and see for yourself. 16+

★ Stalls/Balcony£26+10%bf R

Tuesday 30 October

7.30pm

Joan Armatrading with special guest Chris Wood BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the Year Recognised as one of the World’s leading singers, songwriter and guitarists, three-times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novella winner singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading MBE remains fresh, vibrant and current. No more so than when live, on stage, where music comes to life. A fantastic mix of magical old favourites plus brand new songs to fall in love with including Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Me, Myself I. Don’t miss the chance to see one of the most truly gifted performers of our time on what will surely be a night to remember.

Stalls/Balcony£30.50+10%bf R Thursday 19 & Friday 20 July

8pm

Frankie Boyle The Last Days of Sodom Frankie Boyle has been pilloried, misrepresented and demonised. And for what? For Telling It Like It Is. Now he will attempt a final tour, to heal Britain's fools. To support its rioters. To offer the inchoate laughter of despair to a culture in freefall. These are The Last Days of Sodom. 16+

Stalls/Balcony£12 Family ticket£44+10%bf G

★ Stalls/Balcony£26+10%bf R

ALSO AT HMT SCOTTISH OPERA - TOSCA THURSDAY 7 & SATURDAY 9 JUNE

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Opening hours The Music Hall is open from 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and for evening performances, opens about 45 minutes before the show starts. The amenities include bars, a café, corporate hospitality facilities and a box office, which has a separate Union Street entrance and is open from 9.30am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, and re-opens at 6.30pm on show nights.

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Located in the heart of the city centre, the Music Hall is Aberdeen’s premier concert hall venue, hosting a wide variety of gigs, performances, shows and events, from classical concerts to contemporary comedy. Since 1882, it has been the heart and soul of community life not just in the city but in the North-east, drawing young and old alike through its famously-pillared front door. An iconic landmark in Union Street, it is a proud example of the work of Aberdeen’s most celebrated architect Archibald Simpson, who designed a building for the citizens of the city which is still serving them faithfully to this day.

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Friday 16 December

Bedford Records Xmas Party with Indian Red Lopez, Deportees, Velvet Audio, Stanley, The Maydays Wednesday 7 December Saturday 3 December

doors 7.30pm

The Ordinary Boys

doors 7.30pm

Stephen Fretwell Tickets£10+10%

Plus The Heartbreaks Mod-revivalists, blending the sounds of bands such as The Specials and The Smiths, The Ordinary Boys stormed to success with breakout albums, Over the Counter Culture and Brassbound. After a brief hiatus (and a Celebrity Big Brother appearance by lead singer Preston) the Boys are back to once more lead The Ordinary Army!

Tickets£12+10%bf

Saturday 17 December

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Friday 9 December

Tickets£6+10%bf

doors 7pm

Mark Watson Request Stops Tickets£15+10%

doors 7.30pm

The Bloody Marys’ Christmas Stocking

THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE

doors 7.30pm

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Thursday 15 December

doors 7.30pm

DF Concerts present

Kassidy Tickets£12+10%

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Sunday 4 December

Join The Bloody Marys for a raunchy Christmas stocking that’s sure to set your festive season off with a bang. Irreverent takes on Christmas standards join Abba, Take That and Rocky Horror tributes all wrapped up in a sizzling hot package only The Bloody Marys can deliver.

doors 7.30pm

Peatbog Faeries Tickets£15+10%

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Wednesday 28 December

doors 7.30pm

The Fridge Magnets Plus Support Tickets£6+10%bf Monday 19 December

doors 7.30pm

The Rezillos The Rezillos – part new-wave, part glam-rock, part pop-punk, the band behind hits like Top of the Pops and Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight – are passionate about great UK rock 'n' roll bands like The Kinks and The Dave Clark Five, preferring a planet where growing up doesn't happen until after you’re dead and the world runs on high-octane, guitar-driven, melodic anti-mope rock.

Tickets£15+10%bf Thursday 29 December Friday 23 December

doors 7.30pm

The Lorelei’s Festive Frenzy

The Complete Stone Roses

A fantastic festive treat from local label Fat Hippy Records, with four of Aberdeen’s best bands.

The Complete Stone Roses are now one of the UK's most well-known, most seen and most successful tribute bands. Selling out venues across the UK and Ireland regularly, they have helped carry on the music of one of the UK's most influential bands, The Stone Roses. "They do our songs real justice. At times, they play even better than we did" Mani, Stone Roses bassist.

Tickets£7+10%bf

Tickets£15+10%bf

Plus Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band, Brothers Reid and The Ruckus

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doors 7pm

Friday 30 December

doors 8pm

APB Plus Support They supported James Brown, The Clash and The Jam. They inspired Red Hot Chilli Peppers. New York adopted them as their own. All of this from some kids from Ellon! APB are possibly the most influential band to come out of the North East. Favourites of the late John Peel, their post-punk/funk sound can be heard in modern acts like Franz Ferdinand, Kasabian and many more.

Tickets£12+10%bf

AT THE MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS CEILIDH WITH CLACHAN YELL FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER


doors 7pm

THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE

Friday 27 January

Saturday 31 December doors 8pm

Craig hill

Aberdeen Performing Arts present

Blown by a fan….!

Friday 20 January The hugely popular North East band bring in the New Year in style, performing everything from Ceilidh standards to their own fantastic covers of the hits from the 1950s through to the present day.

Tickets£15+10%bf

doors 7.30pm

Paul Jones & Dave Kelly These long-standing co-vocalists with The Blues Band get a big buzz out of taking things down a level, simplifying the music a little, and plying their trade as a duo, thus imbuing their very own personal and individual approaches to a dynamic, rootsy and exhilarating set of country blues.

Tickets£15+10%bf

Friday 6 January

Scotland's favourite kilted treasure puts the wind in your willows! After his last smash-hit tour that sold out across the globe, Craig breezes back in an exhilarating evening of pure-and-simple comedy. “Absolutely hilarious… He has the rare ability to make any audience feel like part of an intimate gathering… Magical!... Irresistible!” The List

★ Tickets£15+10%bf CG

doors 7pm

John Hegley Family Wordship

Saturday 21 January

doors 7.30pm

On the twelfth day of Christmas songs about dogs, dads and Daleks, verses about voles, and an attempt at some unicorn noises. John Hegley is widely known as one of the country's most innovative comic poets with several best-selling collections to his name, as well as being a regular sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival. "Fabulously funny" Time Out

Moving Pictures

Friday 3 February

Scotland's ultimate tribute to Canada's ultimate live band, the sensational Rush. The trio from Edinburgh perform over two hours of select classics from Rush's early repertoire, the Terry Brown era in particular.

Rachel Sermanni Tickets£8+10%

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doors 7.30pm

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THIS MONTH AT HMT GREASE MONDAY 30 JANUARY - SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY

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Wednesday 15 February

doors 7pm

Steve Hall’s Very Still Life Star of We Are Klang and tour support for Russell Howard.

"The most intelligent stand-up you've never heard of" GQ "Wonderfully misanthropic"

Friday 17 February

Sunday Times

"Deadpan brilliance" Time Out Tickets£12+10%bf

doors 7.30pm

Wednesday 22 February

doors 7.30pm

Midge Ure Plus Support

Band Of Skulls

Tickets£18+10%bf

Alternative rockers Band Of Skulls have announced plans to release the first single from their second album which was recorded at Rockfield studios in Wales with producer Ian Davenport and mixed in Los Angeles and New York by Nick Launey (Nick Cave / PIL / Yeah Yeah Yeahs).

Saturday 18 February

doors 7.30pm

The South

Tickets£15+10%bf

After 20 years, ten albums, 15 million record sales worldwide and performing in front of millions, when time was called on The Beautiful South not everyone was ready to leave the party. Dave Hemingway and Ali Wheeler, along with departed songwriter Paul Heaton, were having too much fun to get out the pipe and slippers, and so The South was formed.

Tickets£20+10%bf Thursday 16 February

doors 7.30pm

Steve Hackett

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Former lead guitarist with Genesis, Steve Hackett's solo career has spawned dozens of albums. Drawing on influences from blues, jazz, classical and ethnic music, along the way he has collaborated with many of the music world’s leading lights - Steve Howe, Brian May, John Wetton and Paul Carrack chief amongst them - and influencing countless guitarists.

Saturday 25 February

Tickets£20+10%bf

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Errors Plus Support

AT THE MUSIC HALL THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS THURSDAY 9 FEBRUARY

doors 8pm


Saturday 3 March

Peacock & Gamble Emergency Broadcast “Unfettered roars of laughter” The Guardian.

★ Tickets£10+10%bf C G Wednesday 14 – Sunday 18 March

Thursday 22 March

Aberdeen Jazz Festival

Black Stone Cherry

Lunchtime performances and evening shows as part of the hugely popular Aberdeen Jazz Festival. See aberdeenjazzfestival.com for further details.

Following the global success of their self-titled debut, Black Stone Cherry (Roadrunner Records) are back on the road with new long-player, Folklore and Superstition. Blending vintage arena rock with the idiosyncrasies that define the sound of bands like Lynard Skynard, the songs are packed with riffs that put hair on your chest and fist-raising rebel rousing choruses.

doors 7.30pm

Saturday 24 March

doors 7pm

Richard Herring

Tickets£16+10%bf

What Is Love, Anyway? Does anybody love anybody anyway? So asked insane, Welsh, poet philosopher Howard Jones in 1983. Finally someone dares answer. Having sorted out religion (Christ on a Bike), politics (Hitler Moustache) and penises (Talking Cock), Richard Herring seeks to define and destroy love. Before love destroys him. Again. “Stimulating, exhilarating… utterly hilarious” ***** Chortle

THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE

doors 7pm

Tickets£15+10%bf

Monday 19 – Tuesday 20 March

doors 7pm

Rich Hall

Friday 23 March

doors 7pm

Steve Hughes Big Issues

Monday 26 March

doors 7pm

Jon Richardson Funny Magnet

His renowned grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and king of rapid-fire wit. Since appearing in the guise of redneck alter-ego Otis Lee Crenshaw in 1998, award-winning Rich has won critical acclaim across the globe, performing to sell-out audiences each year at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as sell-out UK tours and at comedy festivals worldwide.

Inimitable Australian comic and ex-heavy metal drummer, Steve Hughes embarks upon his eagerly-awaited debut tour. Expect intelligent, straight-talking social commentary from one of the most original and thought-provoking performers to grace the UK circuit. As seen on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC 1) and One Night Stand (Dave). “Outstanding” Metro “Hard-edged social commentary at its best” Times

Discussing everyday items that have a profound effect on his outlook, the 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) star works his pessimism with some hilarious consequences, and, as always, with his loveable vivacious delivery. "Sublimely brilliant, stunning....He is a comic right on the verge of greatness. If you haven't seen him yet get your finger out and sort it." Time Out

Tickets£15+10%bf

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Tickets£14+10%bf

ALSO AT HMT AN INSPECTOR CALLS TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY - SATURDAY 3 MARCH

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Saturday 7 April Saturday 31 March Tuesday 27 March

doors 7.30pm

YolanDa Brown

doors 8.30pm

State Road Ten Plus Support Tickets£6+10% bf

MOBO Award-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown is regarded as the emerging voice of mainstream jazz in the UK. Returning to the venue following a jaw-dropping performance as part of Northern Edge Jazz Festival in 2009, Brown has toured with The Temptations, Courtney Pine, Diana Krall and played with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

doors 8pm

Los Palmas 6 The Los Palmas 6 only play Madness, offering ALL the hits from the early days right up to today. From the beginning the band established a huge following and are without doubt the most authentic Madness tribute, with drummer Woody frequently filling in and Steve Turner playing sax for LP6 and Madness for the last eight years.

Tickets£15+10%bf

Tickets£15+10%bf

Friday 6 April Photograph © Nobby Clarke

Wednesday 28 March

doors 7.30pm

Gallagher & Lyle The iconic and hugely influential song-writing duo perform an intimate evening of material spanning their five decade career.

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doors 7.30pm

Letz Zep Letz Zep is not an exercise in nostalgia, but of revolt against the time, a heart-rending shout against mediocrity and forgetfulness, faithfully recreating the sights and sounds of Led Zeppelin at their awesome best. "Letz Zep are now critically acclaimed as the number 1 tribute to the music of the greatest rock band in the world ever! Led Zeppelin'' Kerrang

Tickets£12+10%bf

Sunday 15 April

doors 7.30pm

Oli Brown Winner of Best Band and Best Album at this year's British Blues Awards, fresh from touring with the Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, Oli Brown brings his powerful blues to The Lemon Tree, performing his own material alongside R&B staples such as Fever and his cover of Blackstreet's No Diggity. "the hottest young pistol in British blues" MOJO

Tickets£12.50+10%bf

AT THE MUSIC HALL SPAGHETTI WESTERN ORCHESTRA WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH


doors 8pm

THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE

Sunday 29 April

Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes Albert Lee, by common consent one of the world’s finest guitar players, needs no introduction to country and rock fans. He has worked with some of the world's top artists, from Emmylou Harris to the Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton to Eric Clapton. Joined by Gerry Hogan on guitar, Peter Baron on drums, Brian Hogson on bass and pianist Gavin Povey.

Tickets£18+10%bf Sunday 6 May Friday 20 April

doors 8pm

Who’s Who Tickets£12+10%

doors 8pm

Hells Bells

The ultimate tribute to the iconic rock band.

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The ultimate tribute to one of the all-time greats of rock return to The Lemon Tree. Are YOU ready to rock?! “Never go on after Hells Bells – they are lethal!” Don Airey (Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple)

Tickets£15+10%bf Friday 27 April

doors 7pm

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Saturday 12 May

The Ultimate Eagles

The stars of stage, screen and YouTube bring you a brand-new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence. "Endlessly barmy" The Independent “An absolute winner” ***** Chortle "For sheer energy and laughs per hour, these comic stockings are the biz... denier miss it." **** The Scotsman

★ Tickets£11+10%bf CG

doors 7.30pm

The Ultimate Eagles recreate the music with reverence, excitement and with a new stage show that focuses its bright lights and flash on the 1970’s, when the Eagles were at their mightiest, you just might find yourself whisked away to the sunny climes of Southern California.

Tickets£16.50+10%bf £18.50+10%bf on the door

AT HMT I DREAMED A DREAM TUESDAY 3 - SATURDAY 7 APRIL

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Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 January

Monday 5 – Saturday 24 December

7pm

The Vinyl Theatre presents

Scottish Youth Theatre & APA Present

Rabbit Hole

Jack and the Magic Beans Meet Jack! He seems like any other ordinary boy you might meet. But do ordinary boys have magic beans? Jack does! But how did he get them? What do they do? Where did his pet cow disappear to? And more importantly, what will his mum say? Scottish Youth Theatre, in partnership with Aberdeen Performing Arts, is delighted to present its second festive production at The Lemon Tree this December. This accessible, engaging and interactive adventure is set to delight children aged 3-7 and their families. “the audience are spellbound… a festive treat…where the audience is every bit as much the star of the show as the actors” Evening Express on The Puddock & The Princess

Tickets£7.50+10%bf

Thursday 23 February

7pm

Random Accomplice presents By David Lindsay-Abaire

A Pulitzer-winning play (2007), Broadway success and Oscarnominated movie (2010), Rabbit Hole is the heart-wrenching drama of a young family fighting to cope with tragedy. At times painful, the play brilliantly finds flashes of wit and warmth to illuminate this emotional journey through grief. A modern, must-see masterpiece!

Double Nugget Hot on the heels of sell out productions with the National Theatre of Scotland and the New York Times Critics Award for their 2011 productions, Random Accomplice showcase two ingenious, hilarious and incredible stories.

★ Tickets£12+10%bf CG Thursday 2 February 7pm Mark Makin Projects present

Sherlock Holmes... TheRogerLast Act Llewellyn

Mary Massacre

Starring directed by Gareth Armstrong The world's greatest fictional detective confronts the most complex case of all - his own psyche. Drawn from retirement for the funeral of Dr. Watson, Holmes returns to Baker Street to resolve the last act of his epic career. Stripping away the infamous clinical façade, Holmes reveals fears, weaknesses and the devastating consequences of the dramas of his formative years.

A bitter sweet, emotional rollercoaster story of two women waiting. On the surface there are overlapping stories of women sharing a secret and a love of psychics. Underneath, a tale of deceit, loss and betrayal.

★ Tickets£12+10%bf CG

Thursday 9 February

doors 7pm

Harry The Polis Even the Lies are True The best-selling author and ever-engaging storyteller Harry Morris served for over 30 years as an officer for the Strathclyde Police. During his working life he wrote about the many characters and funny stories he encountered in the internal newsletter, and this soon became his real passion, forming the basis for the hugely popular Harry the Polis series of short stories.

★ Tickets£10+10%bf CG

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Seven Year Itch This true story of the brutal slaying of an office worker in America is interwoven with the delightfully flamboyant tales of two Glasgow co-workers, one of whom is obsessed with Dolly Parton.

★ Tickets£12+10%bf CG

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THE LEMON TREE STUDIO

Thursday 8 - Saturday 10 March

7pm

APA Senior Youth Theatre present

Little Foot

by Craig Higginson

As part of National Theatre Connections; a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people. Deep within the South African underground caves, a group of young friends unleash the nightmarish stories of their ancestors. Craig Higginson's play draws on Greek Tragedy and twenty-first century relationships.

★ Tickets£6+10%bf CG Thursday 29 - Saturday 31 March

Wednesday 14 March

APA Young Person’s Company present

IAM

The Pillowman

Thur/Fri 7pm Thur 1.30pm, Sat 6.30pm by Martin McDonagh

A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town. Warning: a viciously funny, seriously disturbing tale. 16+ "An outstanding performance… they had the power to take over an audience and turn their heads in new, unseen directions" Press and Journal on Eight

SPRING SEASON

Under the pressure of sound and light, a group of dancers discover the very nature of one another through the fabric of their own personal histories. Intimate duets weave between one another, probing for surfaces and space, taking the audience on a journey through a world of fractured timelines charged with clarity and power.

★ Tickets£10+10%bf CG Friday 23 – Sunday 25 March

★ Tickets£7+10%bf CG

Monday 16 April

Friday 13 April

7pm

APA Junior Youth Theatre present

7pm

World Voice Day

Drawing on inspiration from young voices who have changed the world, APA Youth Theatre find their own voice and bring you a powerful and moving evening of theatre.

Members of APA Young Person’s Company, Youth Theatre, Adult Drama and Singing classes will celebrate voice and communication with a performance of songs, scripts and signing. World Voice Day is celebrated annually on 16th April. The idea began in Brazil and then spread to the USA and across the world. The idea is to celebrate healthy voices and highlight the importance of voice at work and in society.

★ Tickets£6+10%bf CG

★ Tickets£6+10%bf CG

Hear Me Now?

7pm

Citymoves & Errol White Dance present

Fri/Sat 7pm, Sun 2.30pm

Present Tense Productions presents

Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg Exploring how the private worlds of one generation are reinterpreted by the next, the play follows Walker Janeway and sister Nan who reunite for the reading of their father’s will in the Manhattan loft where he lived. A wealthy architect, Ned’s legacy is an iconic house designed with his late business partner Theo. Joined by Theo’s son Pip, they discover Ned’s diary, containing the mysterious words ‘three days of rain’, the only clue to the truth about their parents’ past.

★ Tickets£9-£11+10%bf CG

EVERY WEEK AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE LUNCHTIME LIVE! FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

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Puppet Animation Festival 2012 Tuesday 3 April

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre presents

2pm

Ages 4-10

Peter & The Wolf Follow the adventures of Peter’s visit to his grandfather’s cottage at the edge of The Great Forest. Meet all the familiar characters – the Duck, the Cat, the Little Bird and of course, the wonderful life-sized WOLF! A large scale puppet show with life-sized animal puppets and actors, ideal for family audiences.

Thursday 5 April Freehand Theatre presents

2pm Ages 3-7

Little Red... You Know Who Taking a well-known traditional story, this spellbinding play follows a magical path through the woods. A memorable, reassuring journey with delightful use of puppetry, colour and specially composed music. Listen to the song of the red box, watch a forest grow before your very eyes and find out how an endearing bear gets in on the action!

Tuesday 10 April

Mousetale Puppets presents

2pm

Ages 4+

Oscar & The Quest For The Underground Princess How can a mother mouse keep her son out of mischief? She can’t! Oscar is drawn into an underground myth when he receives a mysterious riddle to solve. Martin, a prince in the Mole Kingdom, needs Oscar’s help to find the beautiful Princess Emily. But the evil rat, Snotter, has plans of his own...

Saturday 14 April Thursday 12 April Ailie Cohen presents

2pm Ages 4-7

Cloud Man Cloudia always has her head in the clouds. A cloud expert, all her life she has dreamt of seeing a Cloud Man, an extremely rare creature who lives high up in the sky. Follow the clues to the very top of Cloud Mountain where the views are always surprising, and if you are lucky, you may see something very special indeed.

Storybox Theatre presents

2pm Ages 5+

The Pea, The Bean & The Enormous Turnip Combining exceptional puppetry and wonderful storytelling, take a trip into the extraordinary garden of the imagination. Hear of a pea which finds a real princess, of the biggest turnip in the world, and a bean which runs away to make its mark.

Tickets£6+10%bf Groups of 4+ £5 per ticket Book 4 or more shows £5 per ticket

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THIS MONTH AT THE MUSIC HALL THE HOLLIES - 50 YEARS ON FRIDAY 20 APRIL


7pm

NLP Theatre presents

Passing Places by Stephen Greenhorn (River City & Sunshine on Leith)

Saturday 7 April

Starring The Stage 'Best Actor Winner 2010' Scott Kyle Alex and Brian, desperate to leave mundane lives and dead-end jobs, decide to get out the only way they know how - doing a runner with a prized surfboard owned by Alex’s psychopathic boss in a “borrowed” worn-out Lada. They hit the road and head north for Thurso, where the surf's up all year round... From the group behind the critically-acclaimed Singin' I'm No' a Billy He's a Tim.

7pm

Objective Talent Management presents

Worbey & Farrell Well Strung The internationally acclaimed musical comedy duo take a “hugely impressive” (Chortle) and hilarious look at the piano’s most famous pieces and players. Expect exquisite musical virtuosity, utter stupidity and rapier wit combined with a breathtaking display of gymnastic piano-playing talent - all with four hands on one grand piano.

THE LEMON TREE STUDIO

Tuesday 1 May

★ Tickets£12+10%bf CG

★ Tickets£13+10%bf CG Saturday 21 April 7pm Greycard presents

Piaf written by and starring Christine Bovill

Thursday 26 April

7pm

Mike Maran Productions presents

Italia ‘N’ Caledonia by Mike Maran and Philip Contini with music performed by David Vernon

The life of the French singing sensation Edith Piaf, dubbed The Little Sparrow, was often as dark as her iconic black dress. This breath-taking musical homage explores the highs and lows of an incredible yet ultimately tragic life, providing insights into the very essence of the singer's character. "She brings the songs to life with terrific panache and dramatic flair" The Scotsman ***** "A star is born" The Herald

A heart-warming story of adventure, tragedy and success following the migration of Italians from their sunny hillsides to towns all over Scotland, celebrating everything that is great about Italy and Scotland. They opened cafes, sold ice cream and fish and chips, but were ostracised and vulnerable during the Second World War. In the post war years, second- and third-generation Italians made a unique contribution to life in Scotland.

★ Tickets£12+10%bf CG

★ Tickets£12+10%bf CG

AT HMT SISTER ACT TUESDAY 8 - SATURDAY 19 MAY

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APA What's On Spring 2012  

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