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APA FRIENDS PRIORITY BOOKING FROM THURSDAY 21 APRIL • GENERAL BOOKING FROM THURSDAY 28 APRIL

AT HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE • MUSIC HALL • THE LEMON TREE

Summer 2011

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Monday 2 & Tuesday 3 May

A toe-tapping night of fantastic Scottish music!

7.30pm

OPERA DELLA LUNA presents

Die Fledermaus

One of the world’s most famous operettas, Die Fledermaus now gets a glittering new look by the country’s best small-scale opera and operetta company. Opera della Luna have earned themselves a matchless reputation, celebrating over 15 years of acclaimed productions of Gilbert and Sullivan and Offenbach. They now turn their hand to the ‘waltz king’ Johann Strauss and this sparkling score. Dr Falke was once left to wander home, drunk, and dressed as a bat, by his friend Gabriel von Eisenstein. To exact his revenge he arranges for Eisenstein to attend an extremely risqué party at the home of the outrageous Russian aristocrat, Prince Orlofsky. There Eisenstein seduces a mysterious Hungarian countess, who is in fact his own wife in disguise. This entirely new and saucy production is directed – with his own new translation – by Jeff Clarke and designed by Gabriella Csanyi-Wills – the team that created the company’s wonderful recent production of The Mikado. RT 2 hours 30 min + interval

★ Tickets £15.50 to £21.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R

ABERDEEN & BANCHORY STRATHSPEY & REEL SOCIETIES GRAHAM REID & JANE DAVIDSON CONDUCTORS JAMIE MACDOUGALL COMPERE • FRED MACAULAY • CALEDON BUCKSBURN & DISTRICT PIPE BAND CRAIG PATON ACCORDIONIST

Thursday 5 - Saturday 7 May

7.30pm

Fiddlers’ Spectacular “Brilliant, not to mention hilarious. The most enjoyable evening for ages” Opera Now

“Ensemble playing at its best”

Evening Standard           

Little stirs the heart more than the sounds a talented performer can coax from a fiddle – whether it’s a thumping good reel or a poignant ballad that can move you to tears. And in the hands of virtuosos such as Aberdeen and Banchory Strathspey & Reel Societies, these magical stringed instruments conjure up an amazing night of Scottish music. For these special performances, the two societies are joined by six exceptional guests, headed by the witty broadcaster and comedian Fred Macaulay, Scotland’s three top tenors Caledon and nimble-fingered accordionist Craig Paton. The evening will be brought together by the skilled compere Jamie MacDougall of Caledon and directed by the Flying Pigs’ Craig Pike. Enjoy the magic and magnetism of Scotland’s traditional music and song, skilfully performed at His Majesty’s Theatre.

★ Tickets £15.50 to £18.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R 2

THIS MONTH AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE RICHARD HERRING MONDAY 9 MAY


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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 May

Alice

Choreography Ashley Page Music Robert Moran Design Anthony McDonald Scottish Ballet and the creative team behind Cinderella and The Nutcracker present Alice, an extraordinary adventure into the depths of imagination. Drifting through episodes from Lewis Carroll’s treasured stories, Alice tumbles into a strange world full of fantastical characters, and guided by Carroll himself, she has to rely on her wits to find her way out. Featuring choreography by Artistic Director Ashley Page, otherworldly designs from Antony McDonald and a specially commissioned musical score by Robert Moran, this is an unforgettable take on the most curious of tales.

FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS With Artistic staff Thursday 12 and with music staff Friday 13 at 6.30pm. INSIGHT Thu 12 May 11am Take a little time out to discover the inspirations behind Alice’s choreography, characters, music and designs. Tickets £5/£3 concession. (Suitable age 10+).

FAMILY INSIGHT Sat 14 May 11am Tickets £5/£3 concession, £12 family of 4. ALSO BOOKING - SLEEPING BEAUTY Wed 18 - Sat 21 Jan 2012 Seating Area DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE BALCONY

Wed-Sat 7.30pm & Sat 2pm £28.50 £26.50 £24.50 £21.50 £23.50 £12.50

Thu 2pm £23.50 £21.50 £19.50 £17.50 £18.50 £11.50

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Saturday 14 May, 2pm preceded by a TOUCH TOUR

DISCOUNTS £3OFF £2OFF £2OFF SCHOOLS OFFER FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

NO

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

SUBSCRIBE SAVE 20%

Book for 2 shows and (Scottish Ballet Alice & Sleeping Beauty)

APA FRIENDS – £3 off all performances (excl. Balc). GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased (excl. Balc). SCHOOLS – Wed/Thu Stalls and UC £8.50 + one free for every 10 booked. U26 & REG UNEMPLOYED – £10 tickets available from midday on the day of the performance.

R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND

THIS WEEK AT THE MUSIC HALL AN AUDIENCE WITH DOM JOLY THURSDAY 12 MAY

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Monday 16 – Saturday 21 May PAUL WALDEN & DEREK NICOL FOR FLYING MUSIC IN ASSOCIATION WITH ADRIAN GRANT FOR KEY CONCERTS PRESENT DIRECT FROM LONDON’S WEST END

Thriller Live CELEBRATING THE UNDISPUTED KING OF POP

Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Moonwalking its way around the world, Thriller Live brings to life the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of Michael and the Jackson 5. With eye-popping multi-media effects and dazzling choreography by the shows award-winning director Gary Lloyd, Thriller Live marks the first Jackson’s dedicated live theatrical experience ever! In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jackson sold an unparalleled 750 million records worldwide with the Thriller album still the world’s best-selling recording of all time. His music continues to sell in its millions, winning new fans young and old alike. Thriller Live includes over two-hours of non-stop hit songs in a show that pays homage to the worldclass spectacle of Jackson’s legendary live performances. Expect your favourite Jackson songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and live band, including the smash hits: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, They Don’t Care About Us and Thriller plus many more!

“A glitzy concert of song and dance. THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING” Daily Telegraph

“Dazzlingly well-drilled and brilliantly done” Mail on Sunday AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Saturday 21 May, 4pm Mon-Thur Fri 8.15pm - preceded by a TOUCH TOUR Seating Fri 5pm 7.30pm Sat 8pm Area Sat 4pm DISCOUNTS NO £4OFF £2OFF £2OFF £10 SCHOOLS OFFER DRESS CIRCLE £28.50 £30.50 £21.00 FRIENDS –£4 off opening night, FRONT STALLS £28.50 £30.50 £21.00 APA £2 off all other performances (excl. Balc). MID STALLS £25.50 £27.50 £21.00 GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased REAR STALLS £21.50 £23.50 £21.00 (excl. Balc. & Fri 8.15pm/Sat 8pm). – Wed 7.30pm RS & UC only all UPPER CIRCLE £25.50 £27.50 £21.00 SCHOOLS tickets £7.50 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked. UPPER CIRCLE £22.50 £24.50 £21.00 BALCONY £17.50 £19.50 £16.00 RT 2 hours + interval R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE FRIENDS

Direct from

London’s West End

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THIS WEEK AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI THURSDAY 19 MAY

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

STANDBY

BOOKING FEE ONLINE


Monday 23 – Saturday 28 May

Yes, Prime Minister DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

Following a sell-out season at Chichester Festival Theatre and successful West End run, Yes, Prime Minister comes to His Majesty’s Theatre for one week only. The original writers of the classic BBC TV series, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn have reunited for this anniversary production, and now the Prime Minister Jim Hacker, his Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby and his Private Secretary Bernard Woolley are back in this hilarious new play. In a world of spin, Blackberrys and ‘sexed up’ dossiers, the PM is staring disaster in the face. The country is on the brink of financial meltdown, and the Government’s only apparent salvation comes from a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge?

TION TRE PRODUC STIVAL THEA FE R TE ES H A CHIC

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

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“Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey are back in truly vintage form. As politically sharp and blissfully funny as ever” Daily Telegraph “**** The audience loved it. A hit”Daily Mail

FREE POST-SHOW CHAT

Wed 25 May Gather at the front of the auditorium to participate. AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE

Mon-Thur Saturday 28 May, 2.30pm preceded by a TOUCH TOUR Seating 7.30pm Fri- Sat Thu 2pm 7.30pm Area Sat DISCOUNTS 2.30pm NO 2for1 £2OFF £2OFF £10 SCHOOLS OFFER DRESS CIRCLE £24.50 £28.50 £17.00 APA FRIENDS – 2 for 1 Tue/Wed, £2 off all other FRONT STALLS £24.50 £28.50 £17.00 performances. GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket MID STALLS £22.50 £26.50 £17.00 for every 15 purchased (excl. Fri/Sat 7.30pm). – Tue/Wed/Thu 7.30pm & Thu 2pm REAR STALLS £18.50 £22.50 £17.00 SCHOOLS £7.50 + one free for every 10 booked. RT 1 hour 55 min + interval UPPER CIRCLE £20.50 £24.50 £17.00 R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

STANDBY

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

ALSO AT THE MUSIC HALL MILTON JONES FRIDAY 20 MAY

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Tuesday 31 May

The Shaolin Warriors DIRECT FROM CHINA!

The internationally acclaimed production The Shaolin Warriors is returning to Aberdeen with a brand-new show before embarking on a new European tour. This breathtaking theatrical Kung Fu Show vividly depicts the rarely-seen Kung Fu masters’ feats of agility, strength and skill, using Buddhist Meditation and their rigorous martial arts training. The show is an extravaganza, with gorgeous scenery, atmospheric music, beautiful lights, and hundreds of costumes. This is a fully choreographed spectacular that features 22 professionally trained Kung Fu Masters; audiences will be amazed and thrilled by their death-defying Kung Fu disciplines such as qigong, animal imitation boxing, drunken boxing, and fighting with 18 kinds of dangerous traditional weapons. This show is a must see for family audiences and martial arts experts enthusiasts alike who have been excited and astounded by The Shaolin Warriors.

★ Tickets £14.50 to £22.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R RT 1 hour 40 min + interval

“…Rip roaring entertainment!” Western Australian

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Thursday 2 & Saturday 4 June

Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi

Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. Verdi’s towering opera tells a tragic tale. Rigoletto, a jester employed by a rich and dissolute Duke, is forced to keep his master well supplied with fresh conquests. As a web of court intrigue tightens around him, Rigoletto finds himself the victim of a grave curse, but to his horror, it is his carefully protected daughter Gilda who is the one to suffer. From the aching naivety of Gilda’s first love to the Duke’s unthinking revelry and Rigoletto’s tortured realisation of his failure as a father, Verdi takes the characters from elation to despair in an opera densely packed with extraordinary music, including the unforgettable ‘La donna è mobile’. Director Matthew Richardson brings this operatic classic to the stage in a stylish and theatrical production. English baritone Eddie Wade sings Rigoletto, and Edgaras Montvidas (Nemorino in 2009’s The Elixir of Love) is the Duke. Nadine Livingston (Susanna in 2010’s The Marriage of Figaro) rings a fresh innocence to the role of Gilda.

RIGOLETTO UNWRAPPED

A FREE HOUR-LONG TASTER Friday 3 June at 6pm Call the Box Office to book.

UK PREMIERE Seating Area

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Saturday 4 June, 7.30pm preceded by a TOUCH TOUR

Thur & Sat 7.30pm

DISCOUNTS

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

£48.00 £48.00 £43.00 £36.00 £28.00 £36.00 £30.50 £15.50

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

£10 TICKETS FOR UNDER 26s

£4OFF £3OFF £3OFF FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

SCHOOLS OFFER

NO BOOKING FEE

CONCESSIONS

ONLINE

APA FRIENDS – £4 off Thursday performance GROUPS 8 PLUS – £3 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased email groups@aberdeenperformingarts.com SCHOOLS – tickets £10 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked (RS/UC only). RT 2 hours 40 min + interval

If you’re under 26 and would like to experience a night at the opera then take advantage of our fantastic £10 ticket offer. Simply book any seat for any Scottish Opera performance in advance and show valid ID when you collect your tickets.

ALSO AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE MARTIN TAYLOR & ALISON BURNS FRIDAY 3 JUNE


Tuesday 7 June – Saturday 2 July

We Will Rock You

IT’S A KINDA MAGIC! The worldwide smash-hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton comes to Aberdeen from Tuesday 7 June. Since 2002, over 11 million theatregoers in 16 countries have thrilled to this awe-inspiring production. With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the band’s legendary live performances, this theatrical phenomenon is not to be missed! Includes 24 of Queen’s greatest hits: Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody to Love, Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are the Champions, We Will Rock You.

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

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Ian Reddington

Cast includes:

(EastEnders/Coronation Street)

Jenny Douglas

Ashley J Russell

(BBC TV’s Over the Rainbow finalist)

(BBC TV’s I’d Do Anything finalist)

Leon Lopez

Noel Sullivan

(Brookside/West End star)

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

(Hear’say/Grease)

Fri-Sat Mon-Thur 7.30pm Sat 7.30pm 2.30pm £39.50 £39.50 £36.50 £28.50 £36.50 £33.50 £19.00

£41.50 £41.50 £38.50 £30.50 £38.50 £35.50 £22.00

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

SIGNED PERFORMANCE Friday 17 June, 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Saturday 18 June, 2.30pm preceded by a TOUCH TOUR CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE Saturday 25 June, 2.30pm

Thur 2pm

£35.00 £35.00 DISCOUNTS NO £32.00 £4OFF £2OFF £2OFF £10 SCHOOLS OFFER £21.00 APA FRIENDS– £4 off opening night, £2 off all other (excl. Balc and Fri/Sat 7.30pm). £32.00 performances GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for £28.50 every 15 purchased (excl. Balc & Fri/Sat 7.30pm). SCHOOLS – wk2 - Tue 7.30pm and midweek £15.50 matinees - RS & UC only all tickets £7.50 + one free FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

STANDBY

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

ticket for every 10 pupils booked. RT 2 hours 20 min + interval

THIS MONTH AT THE MUSIC HALL MAGIC OF MOTOWN SATURDAY 11 JUNE

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Friday 29 - Sunday 31 July

Fri & Sat 11am & 2pm, Sun 12pm & 3pm

The Singing Kettle - Funny Farm Songs you’ll be singing ‘til the cows come home! There’s a strange noise coming from Farmer Snooze’s Barn! What can it be? Dress as your favourite farmyard animal and join Scotland’s Number One Family Show in their brand new Funny Farm adventure. Cilla, Artie, Gary and Kevin serve up a bumper crop of top-notch singalongs songs that you won’t want to miss. The brand new, all-action Little Red Tractor and Yummy Vegetables along with favourites Dingle Dangle Scarecrow, Five Fat Sausages, and Down on the Funny Farm. Sally the Sheep, Lightning the Horse & Flora the Cow are some of the wackiest collection of farmyard friends you’ll ever meet. Join in on stage with the hilarious Sheep Dip Derby and what will happen when Bonzo the Dog meets up with the Claudine the Farmyard CAT! There’s fun for everyone, so bring Granny too and don’t forget to dress up as your favourite farmyard animal. For girls and boys of all ages.

“...superb audience participation and fabulous musical

fun creates a delightful experience that only the Singing Kettle can deliver every time”Daily Record ★ Tickets £12 Family Ticket £44

8

plus £1 per ticket bf

R

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 August

Tell Me on a Sunday Following the sell out 2010 UK tour, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s Tell Me on a Sunday returns to Aberdeen for 2011. Remodeled for Claire Sweeney by the masters of musical theatre, with an exclusive new song Dreams Never Run on Time, this is the definitive version of the classic musical, with a wonderful original score, featuring the chart topping song Take That Look Off Your Face and the title track Tell Me on A Sunday. Originally conceived for television starring Marti Webb, Tell Me on a Sunday has been performed by legendary musical theatre stars Sarah Brightman, Lulu and Denise Van Outen. In 2010 Claire Sweeney stepped into this celebrated role to rave reviews and sell-out audiences. Tell Me on a Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York. Brimming with optimism, she seeks success and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether she's been looking for love in all the wrong places. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s numerous awards include 7 Tonys, 3 Grammys, 7 Olivier’s, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, 2 Emmys and the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre. Don Black is an Oscar winning lyrist (Born Free) and penned numerous James Bond theme tunes, and chart hits Michael Jackson’s Ben and Lulu’s To Sir With Love.

***** “A great show. One of the best things I’ve seen”WhatsOnStage Seating Area

Tue-Thur 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm

Fri-Sat 7.30pm

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

£26.50 £26.50 £23.50 £18.50 £20.50 £23.50 £14.50

£28.50 £28.50 £25.50 £18.50 £21.50 £25.50 £16.50

SIGNED PERFORMANCE Thursday 11 August, 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Saturday 13 August, 2.30pm preceded by a TOUCH TOUR

Thur 2.30pm

£18.00 DISCOUNTS NO £18.00 £4OFF £2OFF £2OFF £10 SCHOOLS OFFER £18.00 APA FRIENDS– £4 off opening night, £2 off all other £18.00 performances (excl. Balc). GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for £18.00 every 15 purchased (excl. Balc & Fri/Sat 7.30pm). – Wed 7.30pm/Thur 2pm - RS & UC only £18.50 SCHOOLS all tickets £7.50 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked. £12.00 R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

STANDBY

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

“A tour de force performance. Audiences should embrace the chance to hear this gorgeous score again.”Sunday Express

RT 2 hours 20 min + interval

AT THE MUSIC HALL JOHN EDWARD WEDNESDAY 20 JULY

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Monday 15 – Saturday 20 August

Rock Around the Clock

“A Rocking, rolling, rollercoaster of a show!”

Las Vegas Press Its time to Shake, Rattle and Roll all the way back to the fantastic 50’s! Travel back to the time of Teddy Boys, quiffs, Brylcreem, poodle skirts and blue suede shoes. Featuring a phenomenal cast of singers, dancers and musicians, Rock Around the Clock is a non stop hit parade of Rock and Roll classics that is guaranteed to leave you dancing into the night! This American Jukebox sensation has already wowed audiences all over the world and includes music made famous by Buddy Holly, Bill Haley and His Comets, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, The Platters, Jerry Lee Lewis and featuring unforgettable songs such as Great Balls of Fire, Jail House Rock, Blueberry Hill, Shake Rattle and Roll, Good Golly Miss Molly, Johnny B. Goode and many more.

“A Fabulous Musical Celebration of the 1950’s” Las Vegas Today!

“The Biggest and best 50’s show of all time!”Vegas Post

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

Mon-Thur 7.30pm Fri-Sat 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm £23.50 £23.50 £21.50 £17.50 £21.50 £13.50

£25.50 £25.50 £23.50 £19.50 £23.50 £15.50

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE 10

DISCOUNTS

2for1

£2OFF £2OFF GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

£10

SCHOOLS OFFER

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

FRIENDS

STANDBY

NO

APA FRIENDS – 2 for 1 opening two nights, £4 off all other performances (excl. Balc). GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased (excl. Balc. & Fri/Sat 7.30pm). SCHOOLS – Tue/Wed/Thur 7.30pm RS & UC only all tickets £8.50 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked.

R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND

THIS MONTH AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE NIKI KING SATURDAY 13 AUGUST


7.30pm

Kist

A new show of stunning songs, stories and dynamic dance. Kist is a magical mix of musical gems from the tribal rhythms of the Gael, to contemporary toe tappers and haunting melodies of love lost and found. Those who enjoyed Fiona Kennedy's successful stage and television production Highland Heartbeat, will love Kist, which draws together a wonderful experience in music, song, story and dance. Wherever the Scots travelled, they took their Kists. These sturdy wooden chests held all their worldly possessions, their clothes, their tools, their books and their memories of home and childhood. Kist is entertainment at its best, a nation’s musical experiences gathered from around the world and distilled back home here in Scotland. Kist features outstanding young singers and musicians, special guests, the Albyn School Choir and Evolution School of Dance.

★ Tickets £17 to £21 plus £1 per ticket bf R

“Just outstanding. Everyone was blown away with the cast’s voices” STV

New restaurant to be revealed soon...

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 August FIONA KENNEDY PRESENTS

HMT Restaurant

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To book call 01224 337677

“One stop for all legal expertise” www.stronachs.com 01224 845845

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TIM RICE & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S MASTERPIECE

Monday 29 August – Saturday 3 September

Evita

BILL KENWRIGHT

BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP PRESENTS

HHHHH

‘A MONUMENTAL SHOW’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘I DEFY ANYBODY WHO SEES THIS PRODUCTION TO SAY THEY HAVE SEEN A BETTER ONE’ THE STAGE

Featuring some of the most famous and inspiring stage music ever written, including the classic songs Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, Oh What A Circus, You Must Love Me and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extraordinary musical Evita embarks on a spectacular national tour. Bringing to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita tells the story from her young and ambitious beginnings to the enormous wealth and power she gained and her ultimate rise to sainthood. With more than 20 major awards to its credit, including the Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, and featuring one of the most coveted roles in musical theatre, this brand new production of the smash hit show truly promises to be THE THEATRICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR!

“Everything about this show is spectacular... as good if not better than any of its predecessors... Truly magnificent”WhatsOnStage “Evita triumphs. A production full of passion. A Dazzling Success” The Echo “A show with passion, endless emotion and style” Daily Post Seating Area

S H E

LYRICS BY

12

S E D U C E D

TIM RICE

MUSIC BY

A

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

Thur 2pm

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

£33.00 £33.00 £28.00 £24.00 £28.00 £26.00 £19.00

£37.00 £37.00 £32.00 £28.00 £32.00 £30.00 £19.00

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

DISCOUNTS £4OFF £2OFF £2OFF

N A T I O N

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

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

£26.00 £26.00 £24.00 £20.00 £24.00 £22.00 £12.00

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 – £2 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased (excl. Balc. & Fri/Sat 7.30pm). SCHOOLS – Thur 2pm RS & UC only all tickets £8.50 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked. RT 2 hours + interval

R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND

ALSO AT THE LEMON TREE STUDIO UNTITLED LOVE STORY SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER


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BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH AGATHA CHRISTIE LTD PRESENTS

Verdict

Directed by Joe Harmston Designed by Simon Scullion Following the huge success of The Hollow, The Unexpected Guest, And Then There Were None, Spider’s Web, and most recently Witness For The Prosecution, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company, now in its sixth outstanding year, is proud to present Verdict, the most riveting and compelling drama by the undisputed ‘Queen of Crime.’ Having been forced to flee persecution in his home country, the brilliant and idealistic Professor Karl Hendryk leads a content and morally upstanding life, but his world is turned upside-down when the prospect of life-saving treatment for his invalid wife persuades him to take on a new pupil against his better judgement; the spoilt, conniving minx Helen who will stop at nothing to get her way. With murderous intentions afoot, it only remains to be seen what verdict will be delivered, and if justice will prevail...

‘ONE OF CHRISTIE’S BEST PUZZLES, WHICH KEEPS THE SUSPENSE BUZZING TO THE LAST’ GAZETTE AND HERALD

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

BILL KENWRIGHT

Monday 5 – Saturday 10 September

AGATHA CHRISTIE® Copyright © 2010 Agatha Christie Limited (a Chorion company). All rights reserved.

“Outstanding, flawless performances from an extremely polished cast; utterly absorbing theatre” South Wales Argus

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

SIGNED PERFORMANCE Thursday 8 September, 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Saturday 10 September, 2.30pm preceded by a TOUCH TOUR

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

Thur 2pm

£24.00 £24.00 £22.00 £18.00 £21.00

£16.00 DISCOUNTS £16.00 2for1 £2OFF £2OFF £10 SCHOOLS NO OFFER £16.00 APA FRIENDS– 2 for 1 opening night, £4 off all other £16.00 performances. £16.00 GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for

£26.00 £26.00 £24.00 £21.00 £23.00

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND

FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

STANDBY

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

every 15 purchased (excl. Balc & Fri/Sat 7.30pm). SCHOOLS – Wed 7.30pm/Thur 2pm all tickets £7.50 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked.

RT 2 hours + interval

★★★★ SURREY HERALD

THIS MONTH AT THE MUSIC HALL JANE MCDONALD WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

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Tuesday 20 - Wednesday 21 September EUROPEAN CHAMBER OPERA & BANGKOK OPERA PRESENT

Grand Opera Gala Join international sensation Opera Siam on a journey through some of opera’s greatest and best-loved hits. Starting with a haircut or shave from the Barber of Seville, joining in the famous drinking song from La Traviata, witnessing the tumultuous story of the Bizet’s heroine Carmen, Opera Siam bring you the greatest opera tunes ever written. Opera Siam (formerly Bangkok Opera) has been at the cutting edge of new and innovative opera productions for the last 10 years. Now joined with European Chamber Opera to form our exciting new international touring company.

**** “Searing drama. Unforgettable” The Times *****”Sublime” Independent

A donation from each ticket sold will be made to the Poppy Appeal - supporting The Royal British Legion

★ Tickets £16 to £34 plus £1 per ticket bf R

Monday 12 - Saturday 17 September

Journey’s End

Photograph: Jim Marks

Following critical acclaim in the West End, David Grindley's international multi-award winning production of R.C. Sherriff's masterpiece Journey’s End is one of the must sees of British theatre. The play is a tale about ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances that has captured hearts and minds, engaging audiences with a compelling insight of how in the face of adversity, the human spirit will always triumph. Based on the author's experiences at the Front and life in the trenches, this moving play celebrates humour and courage, exposing the impact of war past and present and why in remembrance, sacrifices will never be forgotten.

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****“David Grindley’s flawless touring production captures every nuance of this magnificent text” The Scotsman RT 2 hours 20 min + interval ★ Tickets £16.50 to £24.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R

THIS MONTH AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE FUNK CONNECTION FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

7.30pm


Tuesday 27 September - Saturday 1 October EDEN COURT THEATRE AND OPEN BOOK PRESENT

Para Handy

- A voyage round the stories of Neil Munro Written and Directed by John Bett Original Music by Robert Pettigrew Starring Jimmy Chisholm as Para Handy Designed by Annette Gillies Eden Court Theatre, Inverness and Open Book Productions are delighted to present a major new stage version of Neil Munro's Para Handy tales. The irrepressible captain of The Vital Spark and his ramshackle crew have become some of Scotland's best-loved characters since they first appeared in 1906. This breathtaking 21st century take on the adventures of Para Handy, his mate Dougie, engineer Macphail and cabin-boy Sunny Jim travels from Clydeside breakers yard to the lochs of the Highlands. With a cast led by Inverness' very own Jimmy Chisholm as the eponymous captain and with a foot-tapping live score, this modern Para Handy will be as engaging and entertaining in 2011 as the original stories were more than 100 years ago.

Nigel Havers

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★ Tickets £15.50 to £23.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R

Monday 3 - Saturday 8 October

Basket Case

BY NICK FISHER

Nigel Havers, one of our most popular stage and television actors, stars in this stylish new comedy by BAFTA awardwinning writer Nick Fisher (Manchild, Hustle, Holby City). When Miranda and her ex-husband Guy are drawn back together by the ill health of their elderly pet dog Toby, a fast-paced exchange of accusations begins. Joined in turn by genial vet Martin and long-time family friend James, this rapid-fire foursome mines belly laughs and touching observations in equal measure as the sanctity of family life is torn apart. Basket Case is a perfectly crafted, quick-witted contemporary comedy, which rips the lid off a so-called ‘civilised’ modern divorce and reveals the dark and complex emotions that lurk beneath.

“The quintessential English actor”The Daily Telegraph on Nigel Havers RT 2 hours + interval

★ Tickets £16 to £26 plus £1 per ticket bf R

THIS MONTH AT THE MUSIC HALL THE DRIFTERS FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER

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Monday 24 – Saturday 29 October DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

End of the Rainbow

Olivier award-winning Tracie Bennett has taken the West End by storm as Judy Garland in Peter Quilter’s End Of The Rainbow. London, December 1968, and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback... again. Determined to reclaim her crown as the greatest talent of her generation, she battles with a tornado of drugs and alcohol and a gruelling schedule of exhausting concerts at The Talk Of The Town. Despite a series of failed marriages, Judy has her latest and youngest husband-to-be by her side, a man as determined as she that, at any cost, these concerts will mark the revival of her battered career. Tracie Bennett's remarkable portrayal of this tough, talented, compelling woman has been rewarded with standing ovations. This extraordinary production - thrilling, hilarious, moving and tragic - is directed by Tony and Olivier-award winner Terry Johnson and features a six piece onstage band and includes Garland’s most memorable songs The Man That Got Away, Come Rain Or Come Shine, The Trolley Song and -of course - Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

“Bennett is phenomenal, someone give that woman an award” Julie Carpenter, Daily Express

Wednesday 12 - Saturday 22 October

The Silence of the Bams

Since forming in 1998, Aberdeen’s own Flying Pigs have been entertaining ever growing audiences throughout the North East and beyond, enjoying sell out runs at HMT with their shows, Desperate Fishwives, in 2007 and How To Look Good Glaikit in 2009. Since then the team who brought you The Seagull has Landed and The Madness of Kingswells have made 3 radio series, a Hogmanay special and a TV pilot for BBC Scotland. Nae bad for a bunch of chancers! Now the “punk ‘Scotland the What?’ are back with a new stage show; packed with laughs and their distinctive Northeast flavour and sure to delight old fans and newcomers alike. Join Archie and Davie, Mither and Faither, Maurice the Liar and a host of characters old and new for the best laugh you’ll have in ages. But don’t take our word for it…

“Fabulously funny, outstanding… can’t be recommended enough”Press and Journal “If you have a ticket - hold on to it tightly... you'll love every hilarious minute.”Evening Express

Warning This show m: contain trac ay es of Robbie Shepherd

★ Tickets £14 to £24 plus £1 per ticket bf R 16

“ONE OF THE GREATEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCES I HAVE EVER WITNESSED” Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph Seating Area DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE UPPER CIRCLE BALCONY

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

Thur 2pm

£28.50 £28.50 £25.50 £21.50 £22.50 £25.50 £17.50

£21.00 £21.00 £21.00 £21.00 £21.00 £21.00 £16.00

£30.50 £30.50 £27.50 £23.50 £24.50 £27.50 £19.50

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

THIS MONTH AT THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE MACFLOYD FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE TBC - preceded by a TOUCH TOUR CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE TBC

DISCOUNTS £4OFF £2OFF £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 – £2 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased (excl. Balc. & Fri/Sat 7.30pm). SCHOOLS – Wed 7.30pm RS & UC only all tickets £8.50 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked. RT 2 hours + interval

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4 OLIVIER AWARD NOMINATIONS Independent

★★★★★ Daily Telegraph ★★★★★ Sunday Express

★★★★★ Daily Express ★★★★★

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

★★★★★ The Times ★★★★★

WhatsOnStage

“Tracie Bennett’s STAR turn as Judy Garland will be talked about for years to come, DAZZLING AND UNFORGETTABLE” Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

“YOU MUST SEE IT” Rachel Cooke, Observer

Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 November

Men Should Weep

Written by Ena Lamont Stewart Directed by Graham McLaren Supported by Bank of Scotland Set amid the grinding poverty of Glasgow's infamous tenements in the 1930s, Men Should Weep has long been a favourite with audiences in Scotland. Following the misfortunes and trials and tribulations of the Morrison family, Ena Lamont Stewart’s landmark play is a searing, unflinching depiction of the hand to mouth poverty that many working class people lived in at that time. At the centre of the story and the Morrison family is Maggie, the hard working, care-worn matriarch. Supported and hindered in equal measure by a network of neighbours and family from whom it is impossible to keep any secrets and with whom there is a constant battle to maintain appearances - she does her very best in the worst of circumstances, always putting herself last. By turns laugh out loud funny, at times tragic, but always thought provoking, Men Should Weep was remarkably ahead of its time when written in 1947. This major new production by the National Theatre of Scotland will introduce this much-loved work to a new generation of theatergoers and remind those who have seen it before why it has become universally hailed as a contemporary Scottish classic. Age Guide – 14+

“Peter Quilter’s beautiful script”

★ Tickets £16 to £24.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R

Libby Purves, The Times

THIS WEEK AT THE MUSIC HALL BILL WYMAN’S RHYTHM KINGS TUESDAY 1 NOVEMBER

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Tuesday 8 November

7.30pm

Scottish Dance Theatre presents

Letters from America

Performing two works from two American choreographers, and celebrating its 25th anniversary year, SDT is delighted to return to His Majesty’s in Autumn 2011.

Lay Me Down Safe Choreographed by Kate Weare “Note to self: Try not to miss any performances by Kate Weare…” Village Voice

Khaos Choreographed by Benjamin Levy “Talent: You’ve got it or you don’t. And from the start of Benjamin Levy’s precocious choreographic career, it’s been clear this guy has serious gifts.” San Francisco Chronicle

★ Tickets £12 to £18 plus £1 per ticket bf R Tickets £10 each BEST AVAILABLE SEAT IF PURCHASING FOR BOTH SHOWS

Tuesday 15 November

Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 November

Hormonal Housewives

Starring CAROL SMILLIE

Following last year’s sell out tour the Hormonal Housewives are back in town! Join Carol Smillie and friends as they battle against weight gain, weight loss, mood swings, wine, PMS, men, going to the gym, men, waxing, stretch marks, men, chocolate, upper-lip hair, chocolate, men, chocolate... and all of the other joys of being a 21st Century girl! Did we mention men and chocolate? Book now to make sure you don’t miss this hilarious evening of excessive laughter! RT 1 hour 50 min + interval

★ Tickets £17.50 to £24.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R

7.30pm

National Dance Company Wales

Ravishing and entrancing new triple bill from international choreographers

12 spectacular dancers perform the world renowned Ohad Naharin’s Black Milk & Bolero. Alongside the gorgeous Quixoteland by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano with the Minkus ballet score is a brand new work from choreographer and dancer Eleesha Drennan with a production that delights the senses.

“Pure Contemporary genius” The Guardian “If full-on contemporary dance is what you’re after, then this work is just the ticket” The Times

★ Tickets £12 to £18 plus £1 per ticket bf R 18

Wed-Fri 7.30pm Sat 5pm & 8pm

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Monday 21 – Saturday 26 November

BILL KENWRIGHT and LAURIE MANSFIELD in association with UNIVERSAL MUSIC present

Dreamboats and Petticoats Inspired by the smash hit multi-million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two, Three and Four, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats the musical, featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era, returns to His Majesty’s Theatre by phenomenal public demand! The dazzling success of the first three albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over 2 millions copies sold and several weeks at the Number One spot in the compilation charts, the Great British public were saying that they didn’t just want to listen to pure nostalgia: they’d love to see it as well. Thus ‘Dreamboats’ was born as a musical, opening at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley in February 2009 to rave critical reviews and widespread audience acclaim. Over a million people have since been enchanted by an evening of pure hedonistic affection for a more innocent era, when love was young and so was rock ‘n’ roll. Dreamboats and Petticoats the musical features classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, and many more, including Let’s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Shaking All Over, Bobby’s Girl, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Runaround Sue, Happy Birthday Sweet 16, Let It Be Me, Great Pretender, C’mon Everybody, Let’s Twist Again and many more hits from music’s golden era! In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition – and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons… Dreamboats and Petticoats - the songs will live forever!

Seating Area

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

Mon-Thur 7.30pm Fri-Sat 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm £29.00 £29.00 £25.00 £19.00 £21.00 £25.00 £14.00

£31.00 £31.00 £27.00 £21.00 £23.00 £27.00 £17.00

Book by LAURENCE MARKS & MAURICE GRAN THE RECORD BREAKING MUSICAL INSPIRED BY THE MILLION SELLING ALBUMS

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL, DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

“Tremendous, tub-thumping fun” Sunday Telegraph

“Superb. A great night out” Thur 2pm

Daily Express

“I loved every moment” Daily Telegraph

£19.00 DISCOUNTS NO £19.00 2for1 £2OFF £2OFF £10 SCHOOLS OFFER £19.00 APA FRIENDS – 2 for 1 opening night, £4 off all £19.00 other performances (excl. Balc). 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for £19.00 GROUPS every 15 purchased (excl. Balc & Fri/Sat 7.30pm). SCHOOLS 2pm & 7.30pm RS & UC only all £19.00 tickets £7.50– Thur + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked. £14.00 PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE R INCLUDES £1 PER TICKET FOR RESTORATION FUND FRIENDS

GROUPS 8+

CONCESSIONS

STANDBY

BOOKING FEE ONLINE

RT 2 hours 10 min + interval

AT THE MUSIC HALL SARAH MILLICAN MONDAY 5 DECEMBER

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Saturday 3 December 2011 - Sunday 8 January 2012

Monday 30 January - Saturday 11 February 2012

The record-breaking trio of Elaine, Alan and Jordan return to lead the cast of this year’s GIANT pantomime! Jack and the Beanstalk will have all of the ingredients of another unmissable His Majesty’s Theatre pantomime: more comedy than you can shake a bag of magic beans at, stunning sets and outrageous costumes - and with ticket prices to suit all pockets, there’s no need to sell the family cow to enjoy Scottish pantomime at its best! Last year over 59,000 people saw our superb pantomime Sleeping Beauty, so don’t disappoint family and friends - book early to grab the best seats for Jack and the Beanstalk!

“It’s electrifying GO GO GO!”Sky News

Jack and the Beanstalk

SIGNED PERFORMANCE Saturday 17 Dec 7pm & Friday 23 Dec, 2.30pm

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AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Tuesday 13 Dec, 1.45pm & Saturday 17 Dec 2.30pm preceded by a TOUCH TOUR

NO BOOKING FEE ONLINE

★ Tickets £18 to £23.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R

SPECIAL OCCASION? ... IT IS NOW!

Grease

The No.1 Greatest Musical, Grease, is back at His Majesty’s Theatre for 2 weeks only! Danny Bayne (winner of ITV’s Grease Is The Word, Hairspray) returns as Danny with Carina Gillespie (Grease, Buddy) as Sandy. Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, “A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop A-wop-bam-boom!” Featuring the unforgettable songs from the hit movie; You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more It’s the most electrifyin’ extravaganza on stage!!

“Grease is STILL the word” Sunday Telegraph RT 1 hour 50 mins + interval

★ Tickets £15 to £38.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R

GIFT VOUCHERS GIVE THEM A TICKET TO THE STARS


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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

Tuesday 6 - Saturday 31 March 2012

Dirty Dancing THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE 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. RT 2 hours 20 min + interval

Tickets £24 to £48.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R

BOOK NOW

FOR ‘THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!’

Tuesday 8 - Saturday 19 May 2012

Sister Act

From producers Whoopi Goldberg & Stage Entertainment (Hairspray) this smash hit musical comedy is coming to Aberdeen! 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 convent’s 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!

★ Tickets £17.50 to £43.50 plus £1 per ticket bf R RT 2 hours 40 min + interval

JOIN FOR AS LITTLE AS £25 A YEAR

PRIORITY BOOKING, DISCOUNTED TICKETS AND EXCLUSIVE DEALS

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ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL 27 JULY - 6 AUGUST HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

MUSIC HALL

Wednesday 3rd August

7.30pm

An Evening of Musical Theatre AIYF bring together groups from the United States, England, Israel and Scotland for a celebration of Musicals and Music Theatre. The show will include well known songs and music from the West End and Broadway as well as original material premiered for AIYF.

★ Tickets £8 to £15+£1bf C

Thursday 4th August

7.30pm

AIYF International Dance Gala The ever popular AIYF dance gala showcase will once again be full of wonderful international and local performers presenting a spectacular range of traditional and contemporary dance including visiting groups from the Basque Country, Ireland, Israel, Jordan and Russia.

★ Tickets £8 to £21+£1bf C

Saturday 6th August

2.30pm & 7.30pm

AIYF International Variety Gala The Variety Gala is a fantastic range of music, dance, song and theatre all presented by highly talented young performers from the UK and across the world in a fast moving celebration of the festival programme. Now with an extra opportunity to attend this sell out show at a matinee performance.

Tickets £10 to £24+£1bf C

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Friday 29th July

7.30pm

London Schools Symphony Orchestra in Concert First time participants to AIYF, LSSO are celebrating their 60th season with this tour. Through performing major symphonic repertoire the LSSO, who have previously worked with such names as Sir Colin Davis and Sir Simon Rattle showcase the talents of London’s youth. This concert will be conducted by Artistic Director, Peter Ash who is also Music Advisor to the Roald Dahl Foundation. The programme for this concert tour as part of AIYF will include Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5.

★ Tickets £8 to £13+10%bf C

Saturday 30th July

7.30pm

Choral Evening An evening of choral singing featuring four fantastic choirs. With a wide range of repertoire and styles the evening will present the unique voices and talents of two of the National Boy Choirs from the National Youth Choir of Scotland, Hamrahlídarkórinn from Iceland & Stord Ungdomskor from Norway.

★ Tickets £8 to £13+10%bf C

Sunday 31st July

3pm

Welcome Ceremony Official festival Opening and welcome to all of our participants. A colourful celebration to which everyone is warmly invited.

★ Tickets £1+10%bf

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ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL 27 JULY - 6 AUGUST

www.aiyf.org

THE LEMON TREE Tuesday 2nd August

7.30pm

Singapore National Youth Orchestra Returning to AIYF is the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) under new Music Director, Mr Darrell Ang. SNYO are on their 10th Anniversary tour since becoming the national youth orchestra and continues to inspire young musicians with its pursuit of musical excellence.

★ Tickets £8 to £13+10%bf C

Friday 5th August

7.30pm

The Youth Orchestra of Netherlands The 95 strong Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands (YON) make their first visit to AIYF with a wonderful reputation and exciting performance repertoire under the baton of Jurjen Hempel and with cello soloist Pieter Wispelwey. With music including Adagio for Orchestra by Otto Ketting, Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo:Hebraic Rhapsody and Symphony no.1 Titan by Gustav Mahler this promises to be a concert of the highest quality.

★ Tickets £8 to £13+10%bf C

Tickets £5+10%bf

Once more the Lemon Tree becomes the focus of the theatre and dance programme with performances especially for young children, teenagers and families. We welcome international, national and local groups to the busy programme with well known and new pieces of theatre. Full programme details to be confirmed.

Wednesday 27, Thursday 28, Friday 29 July

8pm

MITCHELL SCHOOL OF DRAMA present William Shakespeare’s

Comedy of Errors This local company of young entertainers have performed highly successful runs in the last 3 Festivals with innovative and entertaining pieces. AIYF is delighted to welcome them again this year.

Saturday 30th July

8pm

Y-Dance Y-Dance brings together the best young dancers Scotland has to offer for Project Y 2011. Audiences can look forward to an exciting programme of new contemporary dance work. Also appearing as part of The Lemon Tree programme - times and dates TBC

Scottish Youth Theatre & PACE Theatre both return to AIYF with original pieces for under 7’s – daytime performances.

Kinderspieltheater Medienschule from Germany Performing for the first time with a new production of The Three Musketeers.

Acorn Youth Theatre from Aberdeen make their debut at AIYF with a one act play.

Youth Music Theatre:UK A brand new music theatre production Tales from the World’s End.

ENJOY THE BEST OF LOCAL MUSIC TALENT AND OUR TOP QUALITY LUNCH MENU

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Be Inspired! DRESS CIRCLE 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.

Come along, explore your creativity and be inspired!!

Would you like to take advantage of a range of excellent benefits for you and your staff while supporting one of Scotland’s leading arts charities? Join us before 30 May 2011 and you will receive a FREE BOTTLE OF BUBBLY to enjoy on your first use of our ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS CORPORATE MEMBERS CLUB corporate hospitality suite!

INNER CIRCLE UPPER CIRCLE

Whether you are looking to entertain clients in style, provide your staff with high quality entertainment benefits or meet your corporate social responsibility objectives, we can work with you to achieve your goals. As a registered charity we need your support. We have a vital ongoing fundraising need to maintain and improve our three venues, provide excellent education opportunities for children and adults and continue to develop home-grown, nationally renowned productions. We are dedicated to providing the highest possible quality of entertainment and fundraising enables us to enrich this experience for all our customers while planning for future generations.

join now

For more information contact Lorna Christie, Development Manager lorna.christie@aberdeenperformingarts.com Telephone 01224 337657

THANKS TO THESE COMPANIES FOR SUPPORT DURING THE REDEVELOPMENT OF HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE: Major Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Key Sponsor

Key Sponsor

Shell U.K. Limited

Aberdeen Solicitors’ Property Centre

The Press and Journal

Qdos

Rizza’s of Huntly

To find out more visit CREATIVE LEARNING www.boxofficeaberdeen.com or email creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com Tel 01224 337664 Johanna Duncan – Creative Learning Manager Claire Davidson – Creative Learning Worker Paul Hudson- Creative Learning Worker

WANT TO SEE BEHIND THE SCENES? Explore the magic of His Majesty’s Theatre and get an insight into its 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 with all funds raised contributing to the APA Creative Learning Programme. 24

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Honorary Friend

Robertson Construction Eastern Ltd

ExxonMobil

THANKS TO THESE COMPANIES FOR CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP, SUPPORT AND CURTAIN SPONSORSHIP CURRENT CORPORATE ASSOCIATES Argus Care

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Venue & Ticket Information 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

Online boxofficeaberdeen.com

Buy your tickets securely and safely at a time that suits you.

Access

Over The Phone

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.

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.

By Post

Seating Plans

If you want to buy tickets by post then that’s fine, but allow at least 10 days for us to process your request. Cheques payable to Aberdeen Performing Arts Ltd please. Put your details on the back and remember to tell us what you want to see! Add 75p for postage if you want your tickets sent out to you.

Pick up a copy of the seating plans for our venues from the box office or download them from the INFO section online.

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

There are lots of ways to buy your tickets We accept Mastercard, Visa or Maestro. Cheques are accepted when supported by a guarantee card. Tickets for all shows are subject to a booking fee (unless otherwise stated).

Print @ Home Purchase and print your tickets at home for selected shows at APA venues.

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U16+A BAL

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

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

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The more the merrier as far as we are concerned, e-mail groups@aberdeenperformingarts.com or call 01224 337605 to speak to our groups team. GROUPS 8+

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Concessions

If you are a student, under 16, over 60, disabled or 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). CONCESSIONS

Keep Your Tickets In A Safe Place 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.

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

Accessible Performances 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.

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Friday 6 May

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7.30pm

One Man Star Wars

Canadian actor Charles Ross spent much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over, and over, and over again. The result of this mis-spent youth is this hilarious show. He single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into just sixty minutes! One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All ‘Star Wars’ elements property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

★ Stalls/Balcony £15+10%bf CG

Sunday 8 May

Uncaged Monkeys

8pm

– A Night of Science and Wonder

The finest names in science broadcasting gather to talk of dark matter, black holes, the Big Bang and anything else they can cram into two hours. With Robin Ince, Professor Brian Cox, Dr Ben Goldacre and Simon Singh. A night like no other, mixing live presentations and fabulous projections of the phenomenal. Prepare to be amazed!

“A delight for fans...but there’s enough here to satisfy casual observers too” The Independent

Saturday 7 May Saturday 30 April

7.30pm

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Celebrating one plucking thing after another, on instruments bought for loose change, the Ukes appear on stage with one ukulele each. No gimmicks, no tricks, no vocal enhancers or over-produced wizardry. Hilarious comedy mixed with talented musicianship – you’ll never think about music in the same way once you’ve seen and heard The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

★ Stalls/Balcony £19+10%bf CGR

Olari Elts Conductor Jean-Guihen Queyras Cello Jane Atkins Viola Brahms Variations on a theme of Haydn Haydn Cello Concerto in C major Wolf Italian Serenade Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 ‘Italian’ Playing a pair of ideas off against each other can achieve as satisfying a musical menu as you could wish for. In this concert, Brahms plays Haydn – the grand master of variation form – at his own game, before we hear Haydn’s long-lost cello concerto. Then two great German composers travel south for a taste of Italian song and dance.

★ Stalls/Balcony £9.50-£20 CG

Thursday 12 May

8pm

An Audience with Dom Joly

– Welcome to Wherever I Am

An hilarious evening with one of the UK’s most innovative comedians. Star of Trigger Happy TV, Dom talks us through the perils of skiing down volcanoes, holidaying in Chernobyl and North Korea, flying across the Grand Canyon strapped to a rocket, being arrested in Switzerland while dressed as a yeti and eating from Gillian McKeith’s pants in the Australian jungle.

Stalls/Balcony £20.50+10%bf R

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra – Italian Serenade

★ Stalls/Balcony £26+10%bf C R 7.30pm


Ladies of Country

BILLIE JO SPEARS, PHILOMENA BEGLEY and SINEAD TAGGART, with special guest LENA MARTELL

This wonderful show features international star Billie Jo Spears, who skyrocketed to world fame with her multi-million selling record Blanket On the Ground. Walk down memory lane with Billie Jo’s fabulous live performance of hits such as Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad, What I’ve Got in Mind, 57 Chevrolet and Misty Blue.

★ Stalls/Balcony £17.50-£19.50+10%bf G

FREE

2 hour live Brit Floyd promo DVD with every ticket!

Sunday 15 May 8pm

The British Pink Floyd Show – Pink Floyd Greatest Hits, World Tour 2011

From the producer of The Australian Pink Floyd Show comes a brand-new and even bigger Pink Floyd live spectacular. Incorporating the winning formula of grandiose production values and impeccable musicianship, this extravagant new show brings together all the best elements of a real Pink Floyd show – world-class musicians, amazing new cuttingedge Floydian animation and a staggering new stage production.

Stalls/Balcony £10-£37.50+10%bf

Thursday 19 May

7.30pm

Buddy Holly A Legend Reborn Special guests:

THE EVERLY BROTHERS, ELVIS PRESLEY & THE BIG BOPPER

Joining the UK’s number-one Buddy Holly, Marc Robinson, is the star of West End Buddy John-Simon Rawlings as The Big Bopper, plus special guests the Fortt Brothers as the Everly Brothers. Extra special guest is Paul Lillie, Winner of the National Elvisly Yours competition. Featuring the classic hits Peggy Sue, That’ll be the Day and many more, this show is an authentic slice of rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia that ensures Buddy’s legacy of unforgettable hit songs lives on.

★ Stalls/Balcony £19.50+10%bf CG

Friday 20 May

8pm

MUSIC HALL

7.30pm

Milton Jones – Lion Whisperer

You know the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock the Week, as well as star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, the voice of eight series for Radio 4, and all sorts of other radio and telly as well. Well it’s his new show with new stuff, not in his last show. ‘Sultan of the surreal’ The Guardian

★ Stalls/Balcony £15+10%bf C Saturday 21 May

7.30pm

Foster & Allen

The beautiful melodies of Foster and Allen have made them a phenomenal success all over the world. Since their first hit record in 1978 they have gone on to record 20 gold award-winning albums and tour the world extensively. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a wonderful evening with this well-loved Irish duo.

★ Stalls/Balcony £19.50+10%bf CG

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Saturday 14 May


Wednesday 25 May

Sunday 29 May

8pm

Jenny Eclair

Aberdeen Sinfonietta

–As Old Dog New Tricks seen on ITV1’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Jenny Eclair is 50 years old which, in dog years, would qualify for The Guinness Book of Records. Recently de-wormed and teeth newly bleached, she’ll be prancing around doing her comedy tricks for a ‘nice biscuit and a glass of Chardonnay’. Don’t expect any jumping through hoops – her hips are too big and she’ll fall over. Do expect a Lady Gaga tribute and some dancing on her back legs.

Stalls/Balcony£18.50+10%bf

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Saturday 28 May

7.30pm

Jason Manford: Live LAST FEW SEATS REMAINING

Garry Walker Conductor Alec Frank-Gemmill Horn Mozart “Prague” Symphony Richard Strauss Horn Concerto No 1 Beethoven Fourth Symphony For the final concert of the season, Aberdeen Sinfonietta looks forward to working with Principal Horn of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Alec Frank-Gemmill, on Richard Strauss’ youthful and engaging Horn Concerto No 1. The orchestra is also delighted to be continuing its successful partnership with conductor Garry Walker, who always brings great energy, insight and inspirations to his work with the Sinfonietta.

★ Stalls/Balcony£12 CG

As seen on Live at the Apollo, BBC1; Walk on the Wild Side, BBC1; As Seen on TV, BBC1; 8 out of 10 Cats, Channel 4; Royal Variety Performance 2009, ITV1; Jason Manford & Friends, BBC Radio 2. “Sharp observational comedy…inspired one-liners… Manford certainly knows how to get the laughs.” Metro “A very funny, very engaging performer…a joy” Scotsman

Monday 6 June

with special guest

The voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo marry the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds of Christian gospel music. Musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience, their musical efforts over the past four decades have garnered praise and accolades within the recording industry, but also solidified their identity as a cultural force to be reckoned with.

7.30pm

Des O'Connor

Des O’Connor is today established as one of the world’s most popular and best-loved entertainers. Since landing his first television series in the UK in 1963, he has starred in his own mainstream television show every year since then – longer than anyone anywhere in the world. Join him for a fantastic evening of entertainment. “Des is the ultimate professional... The man is everything that show business was meant to be: he’s talented, polished, immensely likeable and liked...” Mail on Sunday

★ Stalls/Balcony£23+10%bf

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7.30pm

Ladysmith Black Mambazo MUNTU VALDO

★ Stalls/Balcony£20+10%bf CG Friday 27 May

7.30pm


Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 June

Al Murray The Pub Landlord

Jimmy Carr – Laughter Therapy

– Barrel of Fun Extra

Following the huge success of his 2010 tour, Al Murray The Pub Landlord is extending time at the bar by adding more dates to his Barrel of Fun Tour. Barrel of Fun Extra will see the Guv going back to basics; returning to many of the intimate venues where he made his name. Tickets are guaranteed to sell-out fast, so get your order in now. “The way he integrates the crowd into the show is aweinspiring” The Times “A Magical Touch” The Times

Stalls/Balcony£26.50+10%bf R 16+

Sat 7pm & 10pm Sun 7.30pm

Saturday 11 June

7.30pm

Magic of Motown

Since the turn of the century, Jimmy has been a ‘fun slinger’ of international repute. Laughter Therapy is his ninth solo show. It’ll be an evening of non-stop jokes, gags and banter. If you’ve got a sick sense of humour then maybe laughter is the best medicine. Not to be taken if you have a sensitive disposition or an overactive moral compass.

Stalls/Balcony£25+10%bf

The UK’s number-one live Motown concert show returns bigger than ever before with its all-new 2011 spectacular. The smash hit from the States authentically recreates the sublime harmonies, slick moves, stylish looks and legendary musicianship that were the making of Motown. A huge, super-talented cast perform solid-gold hits from The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

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8pm

16+

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★ Stalls/Balcony£21.50+10%bf CG Sunday 12 June

7.30pm

Tony Christie With the classic hits Las Vegas, Avenues and Alleyways, Walk Like a Panther and Is This the Way to Amarillo, which sold over one and a half million copies, Tony Christie is back on the road in 2011 to celebrate his 50th anniversary in music and the release of his new album, Now’s The Time! The new album sees Tony going back to his soulful, musical roots, working with Jarvis Cocker and Roisin Murphy.

★ Stalls/Balcony£21.50-£23.50+10%bf CGR

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Friday 10 June


Saturday 25 June

8pm

Danny Bhoy

– Messenger (Please Do Not Shoot) Monday 20 June

8pm

Dylan Moran – Yeah, Yeah

Scotland’s Danny Bhoy embarks on a limited 10-date city tour of the UK on the back of his spectacular TV debut in Live at The Apollo. His unique brand of personal storytelling and razorsharp wit, combined with his easy-going relaxed style, has made him one of the most critically acclaimed comedians. ‘Subtle. Intelligent. Perceptive. And very, very funny.’ The Scotsman

Stalls/Balcony £16+10%bf R

16+

The star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Run Fat Boy Run is about to spread a little happiness with a brand-new tour for 2011. Searing observations and sumptuous imagery, painted across a large fraying canvas with cruel, curmudgeonly 'Moranesque' brush strokes and all delivered with Dylan's renowned, shambolic charm…it's simply unmissable. ****"It didn’t falter for a moment. This is stand-up comedy of the first order... there’s scarcely a word wasted... seriously good fun" The Times

Sunday 26 June

7.30pm

Beyond the Barricade

The most successful and popular touring show of its kind, Beyond the Barricade returns with a brandnew 2011 production. Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, this show features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables. Including songs from Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and many more.

★ Stalls/Balcony£19.50+10%bf CG R Friday 1 July

7.30pm

Simply Big Band

★ Stalls/Balcony £23+10%bf CR 16+ Thursday 23 June

8pm

Greg Davies

Simply Big Band takes the audience back to when music meant magical songs, larger-than-life performers and legendary venues. You’ve seen Strictly Come Dancing on TV. Now witness your favourite dances first-hand on stage, accompanied by an electrifying 26-piece orchestra of some of the finest musicians in the land – the perfect complement for spine-tingling performances by a roster of top singers.

★ Stalls/Balcony£25.50-£28.50+10%bf G

– Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog Greg Davies’ hotly anticipated debut stand-up show was a critically lauded sell-out smash hit at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival. Known as the psychotic Mr. Gilbert in The Inbetweeners, from the new series of Live at The Apollo and Have I Got News for You, as well as appearances on Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats, it promises to address every single issue important to the human race. But it lies – it won’t address any. Come though, it’ll be funny. ***** Mail on Sunday ***** The Independent ***** Sunday Telegraph ***** Chortle

Stalls/Balcony £16+10%bf R

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An Evening with Colin Montgomerie

2010 European Ryder Cup Captain A unique chance to hear the incredible story behind Monty’s dramatic Ryder Cup triumph at Celtic Manor in November 2010. Interviewed by friend and commentator Dougie Donnelly, Monty will give the inside track on his Ryder Cup selection, team tactics and how he motivated his victorious players, as well as anecdotes on his 20 years playing top-level professional golf. Questions for Monty can be submitted at info@elizabethmontgomerie.org

Wednesday 20 July

John Edward

7pm

Star of SKYLiving’s Crossing Over with John Edward Internationally acclaimed psychic medium John Edward has captivated audiences worldwide. Edward is one of the world’s foremost psychic mediums and author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best sellers One Last Time; What if God Were the Sun, After Life: Answers from the Other Side, Final Beginnings and most recently Practical Praying: Using the Rosary to Enhance Your Life.

U16s £20

(Limited availability)

Saturday 17 September

7.30pm

Saturday Night at the Auld Meal Mill

This year's line-up promises to live up to the usual high standards from Ross Records, with North Sea Gas, accordionist Craig Paton, Marlene Lowe Dancers Turriff & District Pipe Band and Compere Robert Lovie.

Stalls/Balcony£40-£60+10%bf

Stalls/Balcony£20+10%bf

Jason Byrne – Cirque Du Byrne Mont Maggie’s y’s Appeal to

★ Stalls/Balcony£12+10%bf C

This show is for educational and entertainment purposes only and should be judged as an experiment.

Thursday 1 September

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With various guest artistes, including The Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines presents an evening of superb close-harmony singing together with various guests, including Fifth Dimension – a locally renowned group of magicians, providing humour, illusions and sleight of hand.

8pm

As seen on Live at The Apollo, Celebrity Juice, and as heard on The Jason Byrne Show and The Odd Half Hour Father Figure, Jason Byrne is back on tour to hotwire your comedy funny bones once more. Jason’s inspired, original brand of high-energy intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him. Indeed, his sell-out shows have attracted accolades, including Chortle and Perrier Award nominations. “Full-on, doubled-up, gasping-for-oxygen hilarious”**** Chortle

Stalls/Balcony£17.50+10%bf R

16+

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7.30pm

The Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet AdelinesFIFTH DIMENSION

7.30pm

MUSIC HALL

Friday 16 September

Tuesday 5 July


Wednesday 28 September

7.30pm

Jane McDonald Sunday 25 September Friday 23 September

7.30pm

Thank You for the Music

– The Ultimate Tribute to ABBA and the Bee Gees

You’ve seen the record-breaking movie, taken in the smash-hit West-End musical, bought the chart-topping albums and singles… now experience the UK’s number-one concert show Thank You for the Music! The famous live show features solid-gold ABBA hits Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper and Waterloo and show-stealers Bee Gees Magic performing Staying Alive, Night Fever, How Deep is Your Love, Islands in the Stream and Chain Reaction.

★ Stalls/Balcony£21.50+10%bf CGR Saturday 24 September

7.30pm

Essence of Ireland

–NowBigger and Better with their biggest and most talented cast of

Britain’s favourite diva brings her fabulous new show to town for a sensational evening of music, warmth and laughter. Fresh from record-breaking appearances across the UK in 2010, which brought capacity houses to their feet wherever she appeared, this is truly one of the hottest tickets in town. It’s a show that has the audiences dancing in the aisles night after wonderful night.

★ Stalls/Balcony£26.50-£28.50+10%bf

dancers, singers and musicians, Essence of Ireland combines breathtaking dance routines with the very best of Irish music – and a touch of Irish craic. Whether looking to experience this sensational show for the first time, or returning for the fifth, Essence of Ireland Bigger and Better tour is not to be missed. “If you liked Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, and Spirit of the Dance, you will love this show, because it’s even better!” Southampton Echo

★ Stalls/Balcony£24.50+10%bf CGR

7.30pm

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

–TheThe Silver Year year 2011 sees Aly and Phil celebrate 25 years on the road. It seems like a moment ago that they embarked on their first small 'experimental' tour as a duo, and the rest is history! For years Aly and Phil have been touring Scotland for the months of August and September. “Probably the finest traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear” Mike Russell

★ Stalls/Balcony£17+10%bf CGR

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8pm

MUSIC HALL

Reginald D Hunter

– Sometimes Even The Devil Tells The Truth Reginald D Hunter is one of the best-known and most distinctive performers on the UK comedy circuit. Often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out, he is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the highly coveted main Perrier Award in three consecutive years and has become a well-known face on primetime television shows such as Live at The Apollo and QI. “Excitingly intelligent... comedy from the head and the heart, delivered with charm and control” The Times

★ Stalls/Balcony£21+10%bf R

16+

Friday 21 October

Tuesday 1 November

7.30pm

8pm

The Drifters

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings

★ Stalls/Balcony£25+10%bf CGR

legendary former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has seen it all and continues to live life to the full. For more than 30 years, he was part of the best rock 'n' roll band in the world. As the driving force behind the fabulous Rhythm Kings, he returns to his musical roots. This set of virtuoso musicians superbly bring back to life the kind of classic rhythm 'n' blues that first inspired Wyman to pick up the guitar as a teenager.

As one of the biggest-selling groups of all time, The Drifters has featured more than 60 different vocalists in nearly six decades. The current recording line-up perform new material alongside the group’s greatest hits, including Under The Boardwalk, Save The Last Dance and Up On The Roof. They pay homage to the prestigious former recording artists of the group, highlighting the numerous musical reincarnations – from Doo Wop to Rock ’n’ Roll, and from Pop and Disco.

–RockBack In The UK 'n' roll icon, author, restauranteur and photographer –

★ Stalls/Balcony£29.50+10%bf R Monday 5 December

An Evening of Burlesque Direct from London’s West End, tantalising yet tasteful, camp and colourful – elegant showgirls combine Parisian charm with Las Vegas glamour. Comedy, magic and vocal harmony combine with couture costumes, superb choreography, a fabulous score and even virtuoso classical piano performances! Prepare to be taken on a playful journey from its music hall roots to the modern day in the ultimate tease.

★ Stalls/Balcony£23.50+10%bf CGR

Sarah Millican

7.30pm

18+

- Thoroughly Modern Millican After selling out all 120 dates on her debut "Watch her transition to re su national treae." begin her Sunday Times

tour, Sarah Millican is back on the road with a new show. Ever wondered how to make a home made treadmill? The practicalities of an orgy? Or what to do when you don't like parties but do like party food? Wonder no more. If your glass is half full, she'll top it up.

Stalls/Balcony£21+10%bf R 16+

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Thursday 13 October

8pm


Saturday 30 April

doors 7.30pm

Twin Atlantic + Support

Glasgow based indie-rockers who have already supported Biffy Clyro, Smashing Pumpkins and Blink 182 make their Lemon Tree debut.

Tickets £9.50+10%bf Wednesday 4 May

doors 7.30pm

The Alarm

Friday 6 May

doors 7.30pm

JAZZ AT THE LEMON TREE presents

Mixing amped up acoustic guitars, harmonica and passionate vocals that invited the description of "Bob Dylan meets The Clash", The Alarm have been a fixture on the uk music scene for over 30 years and continue to release challenging and inspiring alternative rock.

Tickets £14+10%bf

Brass Jaw

Working without a traditional rhythm section, iconoclastic Glasgow based four-piece create a performance that is truly unique in sound and direction, bringing a vibrant new sound to the world of jazz. "Brass Jaw's idiosyncratic approach to jazz lacks for nothing in the way of drive, rhythm or sheer muscle." Kenny Mathieson, The Scotsman **** "Quite simply stunning." Samara Ginsberg , BBC Radio 3

Tickets £12+10%bf

Saturday 7 May

doors 7.30pm

Tijuana Sun, Kashmir Red, Vesuvian & Glassman Aberdeen continues to produce bands and musicians of the highest quality. This night aims to showcase four of the very best rock bands in the city.

Tickets £6+10%bf Sunday 8 May

doors 7.30pm

The Wave Pictures Thursday 5 May

plus support Defiantly treading their own path, mining the lost essence of

doors 7.30pm

Session A9

In the true spirit of traditional Scottish music, the band formed during a session on the famous A9 - the road between Glasgow and the Highlands. Regularly bumping into each other at stops along the road, sessions began and a band formed from some of the scottish folk scene's most talented and experienced performers. "Gloriously epic sound…..just inspiring" Froots

Tickets £12+10%bf

Tickets £8+10%bf

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british indie rock, Dave Tattersall, Franic Rozycki and Jonny ‘Huddersfield’ Helm are fixtures on the live circuit, renown for their electric performances and blistering guitar solos. “At their helm the Wave Pictures have a writer who captures expertly the bitter romance of british life.” ***** Time Out “original, intelligent, and utterly heartwarming.” **** The Fly


doors 8pm

Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band, The Lorelei + Brothers Reid Monday 9 May

doors 7.30pm

Richard Herring

Thursday 12 May

doors 7.30pm

JAZZ AT THE LEMON TREE presents

– Christ on a Bike: The Second Coming Hitler moustache star and avowed atheist resurrects and revamps his first and favourite solo show, exploring his strange obsession and affinity with the Messiah, asking all the great theological questions like “Why did Jesus always call Simon “Peter”? Is it like the way Trigger always calling Rodney “Dave”?”

Tickets £15+10%bf

Lorna Reid’s Jazz Café featuring Graeme Stephen

Three top bands from Aberdeen’s Fat Hippy Records. Featuring bluegrass five-piece Brothers Reid, "total thrash speed folk" Rock n Reel Magazine merchants The Lorelei and the powerhouse blues-rock of the formidable Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band.

THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE

Saturday 14 May Fat Hippy Records Night

Tickets £6+10%bf

Described as "cool and classy” The List, Edinburgh-born vocalist Lorna Reid sings a collection of jazz and blues standards with influences from Anita O'Day to Peggy Lee. She will be accompanied by Aberdeen-born guitarist Graeme Stephen.

★ Tickets £12+10%bf CG Friday 13 May

doors 7.30pm

Lau Shooglenifty

doors 7.30pm

Famous the world over for inventing techno ceilidh, acid croft and hypnofolkadelia, Shooglenifty's wild uptempo mix of trad talent and super funky phonics has launched the band on an international career.

Tickets £14+10%bf

Tickets £14+10%bf

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Wednesday 11 May

Highly regarded musicians in their own right, the combined talents of singer/guitarist Kris Drever, accordionist Martin Green and fiddler Aidan O’Rourke make for a fantastic and all-conquering trio. Lau create a cutting edge sound which garners praise from far beyond the roots scene, and their humble beginnings. Their now infamous live shows are a mustsee experience with an energy and musicianship which is spellbinding. “Lau are so special” The Guardian


Thursday 19 May

Sunday 15 May

Studio 7.30pm Lounge 8.30pm

WORD 2011 presents

At the Loch of the Green Corrie A Celebration of Norman McCaig

The closing event of this year’s festival is a multi-faceted celebration of the life and work of Norman MacCaig, one of Scotland’s greatest ever poets. Poet Andrew Greig will read from his wonderful At the Loch of the Green Corrie, a quest-book and tribute to MacCaig. Director Douglas Eadie will discuss his film, Fishing for Poetry, based on the book, which featured Greig, Billy Connolly and the great Shetland fiddler Aly Bain who will also be on hand. A screening of the film, readings of MacCaig’s poetry and live music from Aly guarantee a memorable evening.

★ Whole event £8+10%bf CG ★ Gig only £5+10%bf CG

doors 7.30pm

Hardeep Singh Koli

–Following ChattheMasala huge success of his 2010 tour The Nearly Naked Chef, the turban-sporting Glaswegian funnyman hits the road with this all-new show, combining his first true loves of cooking and chatting into a delightful and mouth watering evening of entertainment. "Kohli’s evening of cookery and anecdotes left a reassuringly warm aftertaste." **** The Times

★ Tickets £15+10%bf CG Saturday 21 May

doors 7.30pm

Glenn Hughes Wednesday 18 May

Vocalist/bassistt/songwriter Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. The former lead singer and bassist of Trapeze and Deep Purple. Now part of rock super group Black Country Communion, presents an unforgettable career retrospective from his extensive cannon of hits.

doors 7.30pm

Rob Rouse

–RobThe Great Escape has a girlfriend. He also has a toddler and a dog. Rob struggles to make plans, faffs a lot and generally makes bad decisions, making his life very awkward. The good news for you is, the more Rob behaves like an idiot, the more scrapes he gets into! “Missing this show means missing something wonderful" ***** Edinburgh Evening News

Tickets £20+10%bf AL SPECISTS E U G TO BE CED UN ANNO

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doors 7.30pm

Jeremy Hardy Sunday 22 May

doors 7.30pm

Joanne Shaw Taylor

A stand-up comic since 1984, best known for his work on Radio 4, notably on The News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. In 2010 he published a book, my family and other strangers, chronicling his desperate search for interesting ancestors. “One of the sharpest comedians on the circuit” The Guardian “Hilarious, detailed, gently self-depreciating act from a stand-up comic in complete control” The Independent “ A comic genius” Sandi Toksvig

★ Tickets £14+10%bf CG

Plus P-A-U-L Joanne Shaw Taylor is a phenomenal guitarist, singer and songwriter taking England, and the U.S., by storm. Mixing many different genres into her blues-based music, including borrowing the best attributes from rock, funk, soul and pop, Taylor and her tight, two-piece rhythm section build gradually upon solid, riff-driven grooves, showcasing a remarkable range of sound. Winner of Best Female Vocalist at the British Blues Awards 2010.

Boothby Graffoe

doors 7.30pm

Kan

Featuring Brian Finnegan (Flook) on flutes and whistles, Aidan O’Rourke (Lau) on fiddle, Ian Stephenson on guitar and Jim Goodwin on percussion, performing fast and furious jigs and reels alongside striking, lyrical melodies they bring both new compositions and traditional tunes to life in scintillating style.

Tickets £12+10%bf Thursday 2 June

doors 7.30pm

Craig Campbell

Tickets £12.50+10%bf Saturday 28 May

Wednesday 1 June

THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE

Sunday 29 May

doors 7.30pm

Following a break from stand up, writing shows for Radio 4 and for Omid Djalili's two award-winning BBC series, and extensive touring with The Barenaked Ladies, we’re delighted to welcome Boothby back to The Lemon Tree. "...it's not fair to call them comedy songs, they are much more than that, there are some I would dare to call genius." The Times “Boothby Graffoe conceals sharp political satire under a veneer of funny folksy whimsy, like Iron Man in a velvet romper suit.” Stewart Lee

“Bringing a tale to life like a young Billy Connolly” Edinburgh Evening News

ADDITIONAL DATE DUE TO SELL OUT IN MARCH Tickets £12+10%bf C

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THIS MONTH AT HMT THRILLER LIVE! MONDAY 16 - SATURDAY 21 MAY

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Wednesday 8 June

Friday 17 June

doors 7.30pm

State Road Ten + Support

Eliza Carthy Band Friday 3 June

doors 7.30pm

Tickets £5+10%bf Wednesday 22 June

Grammy award-winning guitarist is joined by the exceptional jazz singer Alison Burns to perform gems from the great american songbook. “Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument.” Pat Metheny “[Burns] has the ability, rare in all but the best jazz singers, to make even the most frequently heard, over-recorded standards sound fresh and interesting.” Jazz Journal

Tickets £17.50+10%bf

Carol Kidd sings Gershwin with Nigel Clark Renowned for her impeccable phrasing and distinctive delivery, Carol Kidd has an innate ability to breathe fresh life into jazz standards. Widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest living jazz singers, Carol Kidd returns to Aberdeen, joined by her long-time guitarist Nigel Clark, with a brandnew show celebrating the works of American Songbook royalty, George and Ira Gershwin. “Perfection” The Herald ***** "One of the best singers I have heard" Ronnie Scott "Carol Kidd is the best kept secret of British jazz" Frank Sinatra "Her control is thrilling....she is world class" Cleo Laine

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doors 7.30pm

Devon Sproule & The Unmarked Animals

Born on a hippie commune in Canada, growing up in a commune in Virginia, it seems Devon Sproule inhabits a hall of 1,000 people just as gracefully as she does a dive bar, showcasing her equally powerful and nuanced style performing on an original 1954 Gibson ES-125. " You could call it alt-folk-indie-country-Americana-swing. Or you could cut the crap and just call it brilliant." Ade Edmondson

Tickets £12+10%bf

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doors 7.30pm

JAZZ AT THE LEMON TREE presents

Tickets £15+10%bf

Martin Taylor & Alison Burns

Saturday 4 June

This four piece blend their varied influences to create a classic rock sound with a modern twist. Combining some of the catchiest guitar riffs and vocals you’ll hear this year with a backdrop of thundering bass and pounding drums, State Road Ten are a live act not to be missed.

Musician, singer, producer, curator, multi-prize winner, scion of a UK folk royal family, Eliza is one of the UK’s pre-eminent modern musicians. Well known for not just her 20 years performing folk, but her numerous innovative boundary-crossing projects and collaborations. “Effortlessly confident, wildly varied and almost impossible to categorise. Magnificent.” The Guardian

JAZZ AT THE LEMON TREE presents

doors 7.30pm


Thursday 29 September

doors 7.30pm

Hedgehog Pie

The Jamm

The local favourites have been playing together for over 40 years, performing covers of rock n roll and 60s classics alongside their own original material. This will be a great show for fans and newcomers alike!

The Jam may have 'Beat Surrendered' in 1982, but you can still relive the excitement, feel the energy and power of a real live show with The Jamm, without doubt the most dynamic and genuinely authentic Jam tribute in the World! The ultimate tribute to the Mod icons!

★ Tickets £10+10%bf CG Saturday 13 August

Tickets £12.50+10%bf doors 7.30pm

Niki King A highlight at our Northern Edge Jazz Festival last year, jazzsoul diva Niki King returns to The Lemon Tree with her new up-tempo soul-funk band on the back of recording her new album of self-penned songs with the cream of New York's musical talent. "A voice that makes strong men weak and poets reach for their pen" Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ***** "Everything about Niki King’s performance smouldered. From her red silk dress, to her seductive dancing and her alluring voice (she) set The Lemon Tree alight." Evening Express

Saturday 20 August

doors 7.30pm

Orkestra Del Sol Bombastic brass and good time honkstep from Edinburgh’s explosive 9-piece Orkestra. Back with a brand new album! Expect high speed riffs, tall tales ad plenty of brass bravado! “Magnificent” The Independent

Tickets £12+10%bf Saturday 3 September

Skerryvore

doors 7.30pm

Blazing bagpipes, fiddle and accordions, electrically fused with funky rhythms and soul-gripping songs Skerryvore are an award-winning Scottish band creating a ‘trad-rock’ fusion for the 21st century. "We may well have found a Runrig for the 21st Century" The Herald

Tickets £10+10%bf

Friday 30 September

doors 7.30pm

Funk Connection

Continuing Aberdeen's tradition of large and horny funk and soul tribute bands, Funk Connection are a 10 piece outfit with personnel from a long line of local funk, soul and R&B bands. From Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5 and James Brown to the Temptations, Sister Sledge and Chic, their set is drawn from funk and soul classics that fill the dance floors of every venue they play.

Tickets £8+10%bf

ALSO BOOKING… Friday 14 October

doors 8pm

Macfloyd Tickets £13+10%bf

Thursday 27 October

doors 7.30pm

Focus + The Crazy World of Arthur Brown Tickets £20+10%bf

ALSO AT HMT WE WILL ROCK YOU TUESDAY 7 JUNE - SATURDAY 2 JULY

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doors 8pm

THE LEMON TREE LOUNGE

Saturday 25 June


Thursday 12 May

7pm

GERARD LOGAN presents

The Rape of Lucrece Thursday 5 May

7pm

SEABRIGHT PRODUCTIONS presents

Lockerbie – Unfinished Business

Written and performed by David Benson When 270 people were killed in Britain’s worst terrorist atrocity, grieving father Jim Swire found his faith in his own country’s legal system shattered. His full shocking story is told in this Fringe First awardwinning production by writer/performer David Benson, and director Hannah Eidinow. "Illuminating and profoundly moving." ***** Whats On Stage

★ Tickets £12+10%bf CG Saturday 7 May

Written by William Shakespeare Following a 5-Star winning run at the Fringe and sell-out performances in London, RSC actor Gerard Logan now brings his astonishing, internationally-acclaimed performance of Shakespeare's brilliant, brutal narrative poem, giving an account of the terrible crime of rape and its dreadful consequences.

★ Tickets £10+10%bf CG

Saturday 14 May

6.30pm

The Songs of Leonard Cohen

The most enigmatic, mysterious and sub textual songwriter the English speaking world has ever known, Leonard Cohen has an exact sense of prose, wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line. Keith James gives a concert of this amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable. “Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear” The Independent

★ Tickets £12+10%bf CG Wednesday 18 May

7pm GLASGOW ACTORS THEATRE COMPANY presents

King of Scotland Written by Iain Heggie Starring Jonathon Watson Tommy believes 28 consecutive years of unemployment is a great achievement, "the work of a lifetime". Then he’s forced on to a government training-for-work scheme. This turns out to be a chance to escape from the high flats, the mysterious Big Fat Jackie's bronchitis and the constant pressurising of the housing association about chronic mould.

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7pm

CLAIRE CUNNINGHAM presents

ME (Mobile/Evolution) A double bill from award-winning dancer/ choreographer Claire Cunningham showcasing her exceptional dance technique and impressive power. ME (Mobile/Evolution) is a show woven from humorous stories; about doctors and dancing, bikes and ballet; all threaded together and balanced upon, hanging from, spinning on and swinging on crutches.

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THE LEMON TREE STUDIO

Thursday 2 - Saturday 4 June Thu 10.30am and 1.30pm; Fri 10.30am and 7pm; Sat 3pm VISIBLE FICTIONS AND SCOTTISH OPERA present

Clockwork

By Philip Pullman Imagine starting to tell a story but not knowing how it will end... Fritz begins to tell a story to the townsfolk of Glockenheim. Gathered in the tavern around a roaring fire, safe and warm from the winter weather, they listen, entranced. But the more Fritz unravels his tale of kings, queens and mysterious clockwork machines, the more it comes to life… Told through a captivating mix of puppetry, live action, music and singing, taking you to a world where past merges into present, life merges with machine, and fiction becomes scarily real. For ages 8 +

Wednesday 8 June

£5+10%bf for schools 11am and 2pm

REELING & WRITHING presents

The Presents

Once there was a boy, and one day he found a present. And the present was… each present contains an object, colour or world of sound. Stillness descends as each gift unfolds - what will you see? Expertly crafted to complement babies’ concentration-span and eager eye contact, this show captivates both parent and child, providing a perfect vehicle to boost sensory development. For babies +10%bf for 1 baby + adult 6-18 months

Tickets £5

Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 June

7.30pm

Barry & Stuart Live!

Join the World Magic Awards Best Comedy Illusionists and stars of BBC1’s The Magicians for a night of devious, jaw-dropping magic in a rare chance to see their uniquely inventive illusions live on stage. This show is not suitable for children under 14. “The most consistently exciting force in British magic” Derren Brown

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Saturday 18 June

7pm

LONDON CLASSIC THEATRE presents

Ghosts

By Henrik Ibsen; adapted by Frank McGuiness Helene Alving is preparing for the opening of an orphanage, built in memory of her late husband. Her beloved artist son has returned from Paris to honour the occasion, but his longawaited homecoming rapidly descends into tragedy as his presence triggers the exposure of a dark story of hypocrisy and betrayed love. “A stunning reworking of Ibsen’s masterpiece.” The Stage

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THIS MONTH AT HMT THE SHAOLIN WARRIORS TUESDAY 31 MAY

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Saturday 25 June

7pm

The Space Cadets Dance Company The Space Cadets are the graduate performing company from the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance. The 2011 programme features work by three exciting choreographers based in Scotland. Tom Dale is known for his fluid, stylish work. Joan Cleville (Scottish Dance Theatre) will create a humourous, though-provoking interpretation of Ravel’s Bolero. Finally, Gary Clark will showcase his quirky, innovative style. Featuring a performance by Aberdeen group Fusion.

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Tuesday 21 5pm - Wednesday 22 June 5pm NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND presents

5 Minute Theatre On 21st June 2011, to celebrate the 5th birthday of the National Theatre of Scotland, an entire day filled with five minute pieces of theatre will be broadcast online to the world. 24 hours will be filled with live performance, created by anyone for a worldwide audience of everyone. The Lemon Tree is a Five Minute Theatre live broadcast ‘Hub’. Local groups, artists and audiences can gather at the venue to watch and perform live Five Minute Theatre throughout the day. You can get involved and find out how to take part online www.fiveminutetheatre.com Facebook and Twitter #fiveminutetheatre

Tickets will be FREE Full schedule to follow, see boxofficeaberdeen.com

7pm

A New Brain

By William Finn Gordon is a songwriter, struggling to come to terms with middle age and lack of success. A lunchdate with his agent takes a turn for the worst and he finds himself in a hospital bed suffering from a serious form of brain tumour. Flitting between reality and a coma-induced fantasy world, Gordon contemplates his future and whether he will ever write something to be remembered by, while his friends and family have to deal with the real world around him. From the company that brought you ‘Tick, Tick...Boom’, ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ and ‘The Last Five Years’.

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7pm

NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND presents

Knives in Hens

By David Harrower In a pre-industrial landscape, an unsettling and threatening love triangle emerges between the young woman, the ploughman and the hated miller. As the young woman journeys from ignorance to knowledge, her liberation is found through language and her need to name things to understand their place and hers in the world. Knives in Hens is a remarkable play about the transformative power of knowledge and an emerging consciousness as the world moves from rural to the urban and industrial.

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Thursday 25 – Saturday 27 August GREENROOM PRODUCTIONS present


7pm

Wednesday 28 September

Animal Farm

By George Orwell Gary Shelford's magnificent solo performance of Orwell's classic satire has to be seen to be believed! Using nothing but a wooden box, some amazing sound effects and brilliant physical and vocal dexterity, Shelford ignites this famous yarn bringing a modern sinister relevance to Orwell's masterwork.

Saturday 10 September

7pm

7pm

RED RAG THEATRE in association with ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS presents

Doorways in Drumorty By Mike Gibb Inspired by and based on the writings of Lorna Moon, the lass from Strichen who became the highest paid Hollywood screenwriter of her era, the play interweaves several of her controversial Doorways in Drumorty stories into a work that is warm, charming and humorous and captures the mood of the rural North East in the 1920’s, an era when the chief currency was gossip!.

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DAVID LEDDY & FIRE EXIT presents

Untitled Love Story

A serene and elegant meditative drama set in Venice by ‘one of Scotland’s leading theatre-makers’ (Scotsman) whose multiaward-winning work tours the world to sell-out audiences. Four characters in four decades glide along silky Venetian canals after midnight but never meet. A meditative priest accused of heresy. A historian suffering sudden night sweats. A writer abandoned by her fiancé. A famous art collector drowning songbirds in cognac then roasting them whole.

THE LEMON TREE STUDIO

Friday 16 – Saturday 17 September THEATRE TOURS INTERNATIONAL presents

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7pm

ALSO BOOKING

2pm

WEE STORIES presents

Tickets £7.50+10%bf

INDIGO MOON THEATRE presents

Aladdin Tickets £6+10%bf

Tickets £6+10%bf Thursday 27 – Friday 28 October 7pm, 2pm and 7pm Friday Family £5.50 per person VISIBLE FICTIONS presents (min 2 adults 2 children) Tickets £7.50+10%bf

Wolf

Arthur, Story of a King Tuesday 11 October

2pm

How the Koala Learnt to Hug

Lord of the Flies Tickets £12+10%bf Saturday 8 October

Thursday 13 October

PEOPLES THEATRE COMPANY presents

SELL A DOOR THEATRE presents

Tuesday 18 October 7pm Thursday 3 November 2pm

PUPPET LAB presents

7pm

AJTC THEATRE COMPANY presents

The Lost Sock Princess The Tempest By William Shakespeare Tickets £6+10%bf ★ Tickets £12+10%bf CG

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