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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE “Bohème for the Gucci age”

Thursday 29 April & Saturday 1 May

Daily Mail ★★★★★

7.30pm

LA BOHÈME Giacomo Puccini

FREE PRE-SHOW TALK Saturday 1 May at 6pm Call the Box Office to book.

£10 TICKETS FOR UNDER 26s 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.

LA BOHÈME UNWRAPPED

OUTSIDE IN - Friday 7 May 4pm

Live on stage event with excerpts from the piece and interviews with the artistic team and dancers to explore all aspects of the performance. Tickets £5, with £3 discount on show price.

INSIGHT (Age 12+) - Sat 8 May 11am Take a detailed look at the music, characters and costumes of Romeo & Juliet, plus an exciting opportunity to watch Scottish Ballet dancers taking class! Tickets £5/£3 concession, £12 family of 4.

FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS

With Artistic Director Ashley Page - Thursday 6 May at 6.30pm; with Resident Conductor Richard Honner - Friday 7 May at 6.30pm

“Breathtaking – a triumph”

A FREE HOUR-LONG TASTER Friday 30 April at 6pm Call the Box Office to book.

“This gritty retelling harnesses the emotional outpouring of contemporary ballet and stages it with the evocative theatricality of a West End show… truly breathtaking” Aberdeen Evening Express

Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. When Mimi and Rodolfo meet, they fall hopelessly for each other - but the course of true love rarely runs smoothly. It’s a familiar tale, and one that rings true in any era. Tony Award-winning director Stewart Laing updates the action to the modern art scene of 21st century New York, where dreams of riches are too easily lost in the chaos of the city that never sleeps… Puccini’s passionate and evocative music carries the young lovers from heart-stopping romance to heart-breaking loss as their story tumbles towards its conclusion. From tender arias to fiery waltzes, La bohème perfectly captures the passion and the pain of being young, poor and in love.

★ Tickets £15 to £47 plus £1 per ticket bf

Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 May

7.30pm, Thur/Sat 2pm

ROMEO AND JULIET Scottish Ballet presents a powerful modern retelling of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, created by Dutch National Ballet resident choreographer Krzysztof Pastor. Scottish Ballet dancers, for whom the piece was created, bring these iconic roles to life with emotional intensity and breathtaking performances. The story, as timeless as love itself, is performed against a striking multi-media backdrop and is set to Prokofiev’s formidably dramatic score, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

★ Tickets £10.50 to £27.50 plus £1 per ticket bf

The Herald 5*

“Exploding with passion” Sunday Express

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE* (Scottish Ballet shows) Book for 3 shows and SAVE 20% (Must book the same number of seats for each show) Applies to Autumn Season and Cinderella 2011

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ALSO AT THE MUSIC HALL PAUL MERTON’S IMPRO CHUMS TUE 4 MAY


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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Monday 17 – Saturday 22 May

7.30pm, Thur 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

Starring RUPERT HILL and SARAH JAYNE DUNN. When Harry Met Sally is a delightful romantic comedy, adapted for the stage from one of the best romantic comedy films of all time, starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. The first time they met they hated each other. The second time they met, he didn’t remember her and she hated him. The third time they met, they became friends and they were friends for a long time. Then they weren’t. Then they fell in love - and it only took twelve years and three months. Featuring a soundtrack from jazz sensation Jamie Cullum and his brother Ben, When Harry Met Sally is the ultimate in feel-good theatre!

★ Tickets £12.50 to £22.50 plus £1 per ticket bf

“YES! YES! YES!.. An old favourite touched with the magic of live performances” Sunday Times

MEET THE CAST

EXCLUSIVELY FOR APA FRIENDS Monday 17 May

FREE POST-SHOW CHAT Wednesday 19 May Call the Box Office to book.

Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 June

7.30pm

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Following a sell-out season last autumn, The Vagina Monologues comes to His Majesty’s Theatre with an all-star cast! Based on author Eve Ensler’s ‘Vagina Interviews’ conducted with women from all around the world, this hilariously witty and moving collection of tales gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave and thoroughly human stories. As sharp as Sex and the City and as unmissable as Friends - bring your mum, your best friend, your sister or even your granny – this is the ultimate girls night out… trust us! The Vagina Monologues donates a percentage of revenue from ticket sales to V-Day benefiting women’s charities across the world.

★ Tickets £11.50 to £19.50 plus £1 per ticket bf

ALSO AT THE LEMON TREE DOORS ALIVE SAT 19 JUNE

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

BILL KENWRIGHT and LAURIE MANSFIELD in association with UNIVERSAL MUSIC present

Monday 10 – Saturday 15 May

DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS

“I LOVED EVERY MOMENT” Daily Telegraph

THE RECORD BREAKING MUSIC AL INSPIRED BY THE MILLI SELLING ALBUON MS

Here comes the West End sell-out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats - the musical, featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesmen and Shine On Harvey Moon, this feel-good musical production will give you ‘the greatest time of your life’. Featuring 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, Three Steps To Heaven, 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!

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

Mon–Thur 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm £27.50 £27.50 £23.50 £17.50 £23.50 £19.50 £12.50

Fri-Sat 7.30pm

Thur 2pm

£29.50 £29.50 £25.50 £19.50 £25.50 £21.50 £15.50

£17.50 £17.50 £17.50 £17.50 £17.50 £17.50 £12.50

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE SIGNED PERFORMANCE Tue 11 May, 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED & CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE Sat 15 May - preceded by a TOUCH TOUR - to book, call the Box Office.

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FRIENDS –2 for 1 opening night, £4 off all other performances (excl. balcony). GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased (excl. balcony and Fri/Sat 7.30pm). Schools – Wed/Thurs 2pm & Thurs 7.30pm - RS & UC only all tickets £7.50 + one free for every 10 booked.

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THIS WEEK AT THE MUSIC HALL BILLY OCEAN WED 12 MAY


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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

“JOSEPH RETURNS IN ALL ITS GLORY”Daily Mail

Monday 24 May – Saturday 5 June

BILL KENWRIGHT BY ARRANGEMENT with THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP presents

JOSEPH

AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s “Amazing”, “Superb”, “Wonderful” and “Brilliant” production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance. Scotland’s own Craig Chalmers, one of the most popular finalists in the hit BBC series ‘Any Dream Will Do’ returns in the title role, having wowed audiences and critics alike throughout the UK with his effortless charm and sensational voice. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and One More Angel.

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

Fri 8pm Sat 2pm, Mon–Thur Tue-Thur 2pm 7.30pm Fri 5pm 5pm & 8pm £23.50 £21.50 £25.50 £23.50 £21.50 £25.50 £20.50 £18.50 £22.50 £16.50 £14.50 £18.50 £20.50 £18.50 £22.50 £18.50 £16.50 £20.50 £11.50 £11.50 £12.50

LYRICS BY

TIM RICE MUSIC BY

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER “BILL KENWRIGHT’S PRODUCTION OF JOSEPH IS AMAZING. A REALLY FIRST CLASS MUSICAL REWARDED WITH APPLAUSE THAT SEEMED TO GO ON FOREVER” The Independent

“ GOOD LOOWKSITH HIS CHARM, AND PO ANY DREAMP STAR VOICE, ’S

CRAIG CHAL A DREAM JOMERS IS SEPH” EVENING TIMES

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE SIGNED PERFORMANCE Tue 1 June, 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED & CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE Sat 5 June Matinee

2for1

£2 OFF

£2 OFF

FRIENDS –2 for 1 opening night, £2 off all other performances. GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased. Schools – Groups 10+ tickets £7.50 + one free for every 10 booked RS & UC Tue, Wed, Thurs only).

AT THE LEMON TREE THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD FRI 28 MAY

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 June

PETER PAN

by JM Barrie. In a new version by David Greig.

All children, except one, grow up.

7.30pm, Thur 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

PETER PAN Peter Pan is a coproduction between the National Theatre of Scotland and the Barbican

Directed by John Tiffany Designed by Laura Hopkins Sound Designer – Gareth Fry Lighting Designer – Guy Hoare Musical Director – Davey Anderson Illusion Designer – Jamie Harrison Puppet Consultant & Maker – Gavin Glover

Peter Pan is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Limited

The National Theatre of Scotland brings Peter Pan home in 2010, presenting a brand new version of one of the most influential and magical stories ever told by a Scottish writer, in what will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of JM Barrie. Directed by the National Theatre of Scotland’s own Olivier Award-winning John Tiffany and written by multi award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig (Midsummer, The Bacchae) this Peter Pan reimagines the Darling family in Victorian Edinburgh. Peter’s impish arrival into the lives of Wendy, John and Michael is the beginning of a thrilling, deliciously naughty, eerie escapade. Razor-sharp fights, virtuoso flying sequences, acrobats, ticking crocodiles and one great big hook will ensure the whole family is drawn into this distinctly Caledonian other-worldly adventure. Peter Pan is ideal for the young at heart aged 7 & over.

★ Tickets £12 to £22.50 plus £1 per ticket bf

Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 June Tuesday 4pm, Wednesday 10am, 1pm & 4pm

PEPPA PIG

OINK OINK - IT’S PEPPA PIG Peppa is  a  playful  little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Through everyday adventures  she plays games, makes new friends and enjoys her absolute favourite activity – jumping up and down in muddy puddles! Today it’s a bright and sunny day. It’s a very special day. It’s Peppa Pig’s birthday. Come and join the fun with Peppa and George, Suzy Sheep, Danny Dog and Emily Elephant. A  charming, original and imaginative  show, full of brand new songs, muddy puddles, and oinks! This BAFTA award-winning children’s TV show is recreated live on stage, featuring magical puppets for first time, from the producers of LazyTown Live! and Roald Dahl’s The BFG.

★ Tickets from £12.50 Family ticket £50 plus £1 per ticket bf

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AT THE MUSIC HALL LESLEY GARRETT IN RECITAL TUE 22 JUNE


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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Friday 25 – Saturday 26 June

7.30pm

COMPANHIA DE DANÇA DEBORAH COLKER WITH CRUEL

The hottest Brazilian dance company returns to the UK in 2010 with a completely new production, Cruel, that involves love, lovers and family bonds that bind and unbind. The tour includes Aberdeen for the first time. Founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1994, Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker is famed for mixing classical and contemporary dance. Today this Olivier Awardwinning group with sixteen stunning dancers are one of Brazil’s most popular, with a reputation for excellence that stretches around the world.

★ Tickets £14.50 to £22.50 plus £1 per ticket bf

Monday 28 June – Saturday 3 July

7.30pm, Fri/Sat 5.30pm & 8.30pm

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MUSICAL IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Follow squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget, with the scandalous Frank ‘n Furter, rippling Rocky and vivacious Magenta. Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity in this thrilling production of Richard O’Brien’s classic original script! Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show is a non-stop party! Ready to thrill you with its frothy fun and naughty moments, this is the boldest bash of them all, so sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! Don’t dream it – be it. BE WARNED, THIS SHOW HAS RUDE PARTS!

FREE POST-SHOW CHAT Friday 25 June Call the Box Office to book.

YOUTH WORKSHOP

12-18 Years Sat 10.30-12noon To book call 01224 337664 or email creativelearning @aberdeenperformingarts.com

“AT THE END OF THE SHOW, RAPTUROUS APPLAUSE, CHEERING AND WHISTLING ERUPTED EVEN BEFORE THE CURTAIN HAD LOWERED MORE THAN A FEW FEET…..KILL FOR TICKETS!” Edinburgh Evening News

“SNAZZY, JAZZY, SEXY, SLICK AND LOVELY” New York Post

“As delightfully naughty as ever” Daily Telegraph

“The sexiest and funniest show in town” Evening Standard

★ Tickets £11.50 to £32.50 plus £1 per ticket bf

ALSO AT THE LEMON TREE HEDGEHOG PIE SAT 26 JUNE

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

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ANOTHER CHANCE TO SEE THESE ICONIC SCOTTISH WORKS PRIOR TO THEIR PRESENTATION AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

Wednesday 21 - Wednesday 28 July

Thursday 22 - Wednesday 28 July

Wed 21 - 2pm & 7.30pm, Fri 23 - 7.30pm, Sat 24 - 2.30pm, Mon 26 - 7.30pm, Tue 27 - 2pm, Wed 28 - 7.30pm.

Thurs 22 - 2pm & 7.30pm, Sat 24 - 7.30pm, Mon 26 - 2pm, Tue 27 - 7.30pm, Wed 28 - 2pm.

ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS & HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE presents

ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS & HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE presents

SUNSET SONG

THE SILVER DARLINGS

By Lewis Grassic Gibbon Adapted by Alastair Cording Directed by Kenny Ireland Sunset Song follows the life of Chris Guthrie from her teenage years on a small farm and explores her relationships with her brother and domineering father. After the death of her parents, the story examines her relationship with her first love and others following his death. The novel conjures up the feel of life in the Mearns with the sights, sounds and language of the area. It gives a wonderful feeling of rural life in Scotland and of the impact of the First World War on the young men who went to the war and on the families left behind.

From the novel by Neil M Gunn Adapted by Peter Arnott Directed by Kenny Ireland Neil M Gunn’s The Silver Darlings is an epic adventure story, and one of the best loved novels of the 20th Century. Set in the early days of the herring fisheries around the Scottish coast, it combines human emotion with stormy dangerous seas in the story of a boy growing to manhood, of a man and woman finding love in the face of tragedy, and of a community recovering from the Highland Clearances to forge a new way of life from the forbidding, unpredictable ocean.

“Grassic Gibbon stands alone as the greatest writer the North-east has ever produced”

“What emerges, in the end, is a tremendously successful piece of popular theatre, not subtle, but pacey, professional and full of passion”

Jack Webster

“a slick, energetic staging... (a) tremendous production” The Press & Journal Seating Area DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE

Mon–Thur 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm £18.50 £18.50 £16.50 £14.50 £15.50

The Scotsman

Fri-Sat Midweek 7.30pm Matinees 2pm £22.50 £22.50 £20.50 £18.50 £19.50

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE

£15.00 £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

2for1

£2 OFF

£2 OFF

FRIENDS –2 for 1 opening nights for each production, £4 off all other performances. GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased (excl. Fri/Sat 7.30pm). Schools – Mat and Mon, Tue, Wed eve - £7.50 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils.

Please note - performance schedule still subject to final confirmation

LEAVE A LEGACY OF LOVE FOR MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE AND COMEDY - Call Lorna on 01224 337657 to speak confidentially about leaving a legacy to APA

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Friday 30 July – Sunday 1 August

Friday & Saturday 11am & 2pm, Sunday 12pm & 3pm.

THE SINGING KETTLE

CALAMITY CASTLE “Och aye the noo!” Scotland’s favourite children’s entertainers The Singing P DRESSRTUAN A T IN SOME CRAZY D

FOR ND FUN AN HIGHLAS AT CALAMITY GAME CASTLE

★ Tickets £10.50 Family ticket £38

plus £1 per ticket bf

Kettle are dressed to impress after being invited by the Laird of Calamity Castle to help get the castle ready for its Grand Annual Ceilidh. The action takes place in the Great Hall of Calamity Castle but things just aren’t what they should be. In fact the place is a real mess! While Cilla, Artie, Gary and Kevin get to work to put things right, there’s all sorts of strange goings-on and our four tartan heroes are easily distracted along the way. Can all the work be finished in time for the Grand Ceilidh? Yes, but only with the assistance of young helpers in the audience who have a chance to join in with the action on stage! There’s lots of fantastic new songs as well as old favourites like Shove Yer Granny and Buy Me a Banana. Making for a superb singalong, action packed adventure...full of mishaps !

Monday 2 & Tuesday 3 August

7.30pm

SINGIN’ I’M NO A BILLY HE’S A TIM

What happens when you lock up a Celtic fan with a Rangers fan on the day of the Old Firm Match? Fireworks! That's What!!!! . Celtic mad Tim and Rangers daft Billy find themselves banged up in the same police cell on the day of an Old Firm match. Can Harry the ever watchful turnkey keep them apart? Don't miss Des Dillon's powerful comedy Singin’ I’m No a Billy, He’s a Tim that goes down a storm with fans on both sides of the divide. Hail Hail, We are the People!! This play contains strong language and is recommended for people aged 16+

★ Tickets £13.50 to £16.50 plus £1 per ticket bf

Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 August

7.30pm

HIGHLAND HEARTBEAT

Following great success in America on PBS television as well as at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow and Eden Court, Inverness, Scotland's own Highland Heartbeat comes to HMT. Led by well known singer and broadcaster Fiona Kennedy, Highland Heartbeat features young and outstanding singers who won, through a tough auditioning process to take part. Don't miss this vibrant evening of great music reflecting traditional and contemporary songs for all the family.

“Fantastic variety of songs, the blend was just right and everyone was just blown away with the casts voices........just outstanding!” STV

★ Tickets £15.50 to £19.50 plus £1 per ticket bf

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* Cast can be subject to change

APA DEVELOPMENT FUND - as a Registered Charity APA has an ongoing fundraising need Call Lorna on 01224 337657 to find out more.


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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE

Monday 16 – Saturday 21 August MONTY PYTHON’S

SPAMALOT

“A truly joyous and triumphant evening”

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT... Audiences all around the world have been roaring with laughter since Monty Python’s Spamalot, by Eric Idle and John DuPrez, won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005. Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of Can celled beautiful show girls, witch burnings not to to o mention cows, killer rabbits and French people.expensi ve The show features the hilarious songs He Is Not Dead Yet, Knights Of The Round Table, Find Your Grail and of course the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song (Reader’s Digest Poll 2009) ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE. Don’t miss your night with the Knights of The Round Table at the most infectiously funny musical of the millennium.

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

Mon–Thur 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm £33.50 £33.50 £28.50 £24.50 £28.50 £26.50 £17.50

The Daily Express

Fri & Sat Thur 2pm 7.30pm £37.50 £37.50 £32.50 £28.50 £32.50 £30.50 £17.50

£26.50 £26.50 £24.50 £20.50 £24.50 £22.50 £10.50

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE AUDIO DESCRIBED & CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE Sat 21 Aug Matinee - preceded by a TOUCH TOUR - to book, call the Box Office.

£4 OFF

£2 OFF

£2 OFF

FRIENDS – £4 off opening night, £2 off all other performances (excl balcony). GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased (excl balcony & Fri/Sat 7.30pm). Schools – Tickets £7.50 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked, Tue 7.30pm & Thur 2pm).

“Glorious, irresistible silliness! Puts a goofy grin on your face for the best part of two hours” The Sunday Times

“Very funny? You bet. You have to be a dead parrot not to agree” The Times *Recorded - couldn’t afford to cart this God-like comic round the country.

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Monday 23 – Saturday 28 August

DANCING QUEEN

Calling all Super Troupers and Dancing Queens!

Celebrating timeless hits from the pop phenomenon Abba and hot on the heels of the huge success of the Broadway Musical Mamma Mia this outrageous glittering production is a non-stop, fun filled party for everyone. Featuring a dynamic cast of singers and dancers, beautiful costumes and dazzling choreography, this high octane, musical extravaganza features fabulous Broadway Style production pieces, performed to wall-to-wall mega Abba hits, including Money Money Money, Fernando, Voulez Vous, Take a Chance and many more. Fronted by four amazingly talented lead singers and a company of 16 dancers, the show also features a medley of fabulous party classics from the 70’s, and a dazzling compilation of highlights from the iconic film Saturday Night Fever. Guaranteed to have everyone dancing, singing and swinging in the aisles. So dig out those flares, put on your dancing shoes and…

Seating Area

Mon–Thur 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm

Fri & Sat 7.30pm

DRESS CIRCLE FRONT STALLS MID STALLS REAR STALLS UPPER CIRCLE BALCONY

£22.50 £22.50 £20.50 £16.50 £20.50 £12.50

£24.50 £24.50 £22.50 £18.50 £22.50 £14.50

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE 2for1

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£2 OFF

£2 OFF

FRIENDS – 2 for 1 opening night, £4 off all other performances (excl balcony). GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased (excl balcony & Fri/Sat 7.30pm). Schools – Tickets £7.50 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked, Wed 7.30pm RS/UC only).

BOOK YOUR HMT TICKETS AND RESERVE A TABLE AT THE FOYER TOGETHER CALL OUR BOX OFFICE OR GO ONLINE TODAY


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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

Monday 30 August – Saturday 4 September

CALENDAR GIRLS

Following a sell out, record breaking week in Aberdeen, Calendar Girls has triumphed in the West End.  Now it’s back for one week only but this time Scotland’s very own Elaine C Smith will play Miss October, originally played in the film by Helen Mirren. Elaine’s bringing a brand new set of Calendar Girls with her including Denise Black, Jean Boht, Jennifer Ellison, Julia Hills, Rachel Lumberg, Ruth Madoc with Joe McGann as John. A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! Based on an inspiring true story, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Last time, Calendar Girls sold out in Aberdeen before it even opened, so don’t miss out and book today for the show the Daily Mail called “a marvellous, uplifting night at the theatre”.

“A show I could see over and over again Sir Cliff Richard – and I hope I will!” “Lots of laughs and a few tears. This show should be on everyone’s calendar June Whitfield CBE THE CAST AFTER THE SHOW FREE POST-SHOW CHAT MEET EXCLUSIVELY FOR APA FRIENDS Thursday 2 September

Call the Box Office to book.

Seating Area

Mon–Thur 7.30pm Thur 2pm & Sat 2.30pm

Fri & Sat 7.30pm

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

£23.50 £23.50 £21.50 £17.50 £21.50 £19.50 £12.50

£27.50 £27.50 £25.50 £21.50 £25.50 £23.50 £16.50

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE SIGNED PERFORMANCE Tue 31 Aug 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Sat 4 Sept Matinee - preceded by a TOUCH TOUR - to book, call the Box Office.

£4 OFF

FRIENDS – £4 off opening night, £2 off all other performances (excl. balc. and Fri/Sat eve).

Monday 30 August Call the Box Office to book.

DON’T MISS AT THE LEMON TREE SKERRYVORE THURS 2 SEPT

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Based on the classic bestseller ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram. Available from Walker Books and all good bookstores.

Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 September

Monday 1.30pm & 3.15pm. Tuesday 11am, 1.30pm & 3.15pm.

GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU

Much loved characters Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare leap off the page and onto the stage! Enjoy songs, games and laughter as Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram’s classic ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ tales are brought to life by David Wood OBE, the UK’s leading writer and director of children's theatre. His many successes include ‘The Tiger That Came To Tea’, ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, ‘The Gingerbread Man’, ‘The Witches’ and ‘Babe The Sheep Pig’. With something for everybody, ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ is perfect entertainment for the young and not-so-young! For children aged 3 and above.

★ Tickets Adults £12.50 Children £10.50 plus £1 per ticket bf

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 October

7.30pm

AUTUMN SEASON Scottish Ballet’s dancers showcase their phenomenal passion, technique and artistry in a dynamic triple bill, including a brand new work by San Francisco Ballet resident choreographer Val Caniparoli.

FREE pre-show talk Fri 1 October 6.30pm Audio Described Performance Fri 1 October 7.30pm OUTSIDE IN - Sat 2 October 4pm

ALSO ON

UNDER 26’s OFFER AVAILABLE - Please call Box Office for details

★ Tickets £12.50 to £22.50 plus £1 per ticket bf

Romeo & JulieSALE t (see and Cinderella,page 2)

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7.30pm Wednesday 3–Saturday 6 November Sat 2.30pm

THE LYRIC MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS

THE PRODUCERS

IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARCHWAY

Hot on the heels of their last production at His Majesty’s Theatre, the highflying ‘The Witches of Eastwick’, Lyric is delighted to be bringing the fantastic musical ‘The Producers’ to the North-East. ‘The Producers’ is based on the 1968 American comedy film written and directed by Mel Brooks, subsequently adapted for stage, which tells the story of Max Bialystock, a theatrical producer, and Leo Bloom, a timid accountant who attempt to cheat their investors by finding the worst play ever written – ‘Springtime For Hitler’ – and turning this into a full-scale Broadway musical – with hilarious consequences! If you enjoy a good laugh, albeit a bit tongue-in-cheek, then this show is for you!

★ Tickets £14.50 to £22 plus £1 per ticket bf

AT THE MUSIC HALL THE DRIFTERS TUE 26 OCTOBER

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 October

CHESS

Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood directs an amazing company in an extraordinary new staging of the classic musical CHESS. Written by Tim Rice and ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, CHESS has one of the greatest musical theatre scores of all time including One Night In Bangkok, Pity The Child, Anthem, You And I and, of course, I Know Him So Well, which became a number one hit for Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson. Craig Revel Horwood has previously won huge critical acclaim for his thrilling productions of Boublil and Schönberg’s Martin Guerre, Spend Spend Spend, Hot Mikado and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, which transferred to the West End. His regular collaborator, Musical Supervisor and Orchestrator Sarah Travis, won the Tony Award for her work on the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd.

Make your move now and book for the must-see musical event of the year!

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

Tue–Thur 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm £31.50 £31.50 £26.50 £22.50 £26.50 £24.50 £17.50

Fri-Sat 7.30pm

Thur 2pm

£35.50 £35.50 £30.50 £26.50 £30.50 £28.50 £17.50

£24.50 £24.50 £22.50 £18.50 £22.50 £20.50 £10.50

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE SIGNED & AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE Sat 9 October, 2.30pm - preceded by a TOUCH TOUR to book, call the Box Office.

2for1 the FREE POST-SHOW CHAT Call Box Office Wednesday 6 October to book.

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£2 OFF

£2 OFF

FRIENDS –2 for 1 opening night, £4 off all other performances (excl. balcony). GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased (excl. balcony and Fri/Sat 7.30pm). Schools – Wed 7.30pm & Thurs 2pm - RS & UC only, all tickets £7.50 + one free for every 10 booked.

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SUNDAY MONDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SUNDAY

4 5 7 8 9 10 12 14 15 16 17 2 3 5 6 7 9

Seating Area

DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY JANUARY JANUARY JANUARY JANUARY JANUARY

2.30pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 2.30pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 1.45pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm 2.30pm

Adult Child

7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm

Saturday 4 December – Sunday 9 January 2011

7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm

Family Ticket

MAX 2 ADULTS

Dress Circle £19.50 £17.50 £68.00 Front Stalls £19.50 £17.50 £68.00 Mid Stalls £17.50 £15.50 £60.00 RearStalls £15.50 £13.50 £53.00 Upper Circle £15.50 £13.50 £53.00 Boxes (restricted view) 2 x Lower £83.00 5 people 2 x Upper £71.00 4 people FRIDAY 10 SATURDAY 11 FRIDAY 17 SATURDAY 18 MONDAY 20 TUESDAY 21 WEDNESDAY 22 THURSDAY 23 FRIDAY 24 SUNDAY 26 MONDAY 27 TUESDAY 28 WEDNESDAY 29 THURSDAY 30 FRIDAY 31 FRIDAY 7 SATURDAY 8

DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY JANUARY

7pm 2.30pm 7pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm 2.30pm 7pm

Seating Ticket Adult Family MAX 2 ADULTS Area Dress Circle £21.00 £78.00 Front Stalls £21.00 £78.00 Mid Stalls £19.50 £70.00 RearStalls £17.75 £63.00 Upper Circle £17.75 £63.00 Boxes (restricted view) 2 x Lower £85.00 5 people 2 x Upper £73.00 4 people Plus £1 per ticket booking fee

£4 OFF

£3 OFF

£2 OFF

SPECIAL OCCASION?...IT IS NOW!

FRIENDS – £4 off opening weekend £2 off all other performances. SCHOOLS – all 1.45pm performances and Tue 7 Dec 7pm - all tickets £8 + 1 free ticket for every 10 pupils purchased. No discounts on blue performances.

GIFT VOUCHERS GIVE THEM A TICKET TO THE STARS

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ALSO BOOKING

“THE ULTIMATE FEEL-GOOD SHOW” Guardian

Tuesday 29 March – Saturday 9 April 2011

HAIRSPRAY

The West End’s favourite musical comedy, Hairspray, is coming to Aberdeen! Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to follow her extraordinary dreams, inspire her mum and win the boy she loves. Hairspray is the musical with everything – the ultimate feel-good show that has played to sold out houses in London, on Broadway and theatres around the globe. Big Hair, Big Heart, Big Hit – Book Now!

‘‘The musical with everything - a triumph!” Observer wk Tue–Thur 1 7.30pm Seating Mon-Thur Area wk 7.30pm 2 Tue/Thurs 2pm DRESS CIRCLE £39.50 FRONT STALLS £39.50 MID STALLS £36.50 REAR STALLS £28.50 UPPER CIRCLE £36.50 UPPER CIRCLE £33.50 BALCONY £18.50

Fri-Sat 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm £42.50 £42.50 £39.50 £31.50 £39.50 £36.50 £20.50

Thur 2pm £37.50 £37.50 £34.50 £23.50 £34.50 £30.50 £16.50

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE SIGNED PERFORMANCE Thurs 31 March, 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED & TOUCH TOUR TBC CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE Sat 2 April, 2.30pm

£4 OFF

£3 OFF

£2 OFF

FRIENDS –£4 off opening night, £2 off all other performances (excl. balcony). GROUPS 8 PLUS – £3 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased (excl. balcony, Fri/Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm). Schools – wk1 - Tue/Wed & Thurs matinee - RS & UC only all tickets £15 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked.

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HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Tuesday 7 June – Saturday 2 July 2011

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 Live, Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me Know, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are the Champions, We Will Rock You.

wk Tue–Thur 1 7.30pm

Seating Area

Fri-Sat 7.30pm Sat Mon-Thur 2.30pm wk 7.30pm 2/4

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

£38.50 £38.50 £35.50 £27.50 £35.50 £32.50 £18.50

£40.50 £40.50 £37.50 £29.50 £37.50 £34.50 £21.50

Thur 2pm

£34.00 £34.00 £31.00 £20.50 £31.00 £27.50 £15.00

PLUS £1 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE SIGNED PERFORMANCE TBC AUDIO DESCRIBED & CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE TBC - preceded by a TOUCH TOUR - to book, call the Box Office.

£4 OFF

£2 OFF

£2 OFF

FRIENDS – £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances (excl. balcony and Fri/Sat 7.30pm). GROUPS 8 PLUS – £2 off plus one free ticket for every 15 purchased (excl. balcony and Fri/Sat 7.30pm). Schools – wk2 - Tue 7.30pm and midweek matinees RS & UC only all tickets £7.50 + one free ticket for every 10 pupils booked.

JOIN FOR AS LITTLE AS £25* A YEAR * From 1 April 2010

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ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL 28 July - 7 August www.aiyf.org The following details are correct at time of print. For the most up to date information please visit www.aiyf.org

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE Thursday 5 August

FESTIVAL DANCE GALA

7.30pm

Friday 6 August

7.30pm

CEOL MOR & MORE “With a huge range of styles, music and outfits, the gala was sensational” Evening Express

Classical, contemporary and cultural dance from Hungary, South Africa, North America and beyond.

Tickets £4.50 to £20.50 (+ £1 booking fee)

Our popular traditional big band will join forces with international groups plus Scotland’s Bodega (Winners of the ‘Best trad band 2009’ award) for an evening of energy and flair.

Tickets £4 to £12.50 (+ £1 booking fee) Saturday 7 August

7.30pm

INTERNATIONAL VARIETY GALA

“Absolutely spellbinding” Press & Journal A spectacular night showcasing the best of the Festival.

Tickets £6.50 to £24 (+ £1 booking fee)

MUSIC HALL Thursday 29 July

3pm

1 August WELCOME Sunday CEREMONY LUNCHTIME OPERA & SONG

The official Festival opening and inaugural welcome to this year’s participants.

Tickets £1 FREE TO FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL Friday 30 July

EDINBURGH YOUTH ORCHESTRA WITH LISA MILNE

A SERENADE TO MUSIC

Ahead of their performance with the BBC SSO at the Proms, 16 top singers from RSAMD will present a programme of English song including Serenade to Music by Vaughn Williams.

Tickets £2 to £10 (+ £1 booking fee)

Tickets £2 to £12 (+ £1 booking fee)

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7.30pm

A CELEBRATION OF ENGLISH SONG

EYO return to the Festival, this time with Aberdeen’s internationally acclaimed soprano, Lisa Milne.

STRINGS ATTACHED

An entertaining lunchtime programme performed by talented young artists from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD).

Tickets £5 (+ £1 booking fee)

7.30pm

Saturday 31 July

1pm

Friday 6th August 7.30pm

7.30pm

A LITTLE CHAMBER MUSIC

A brand new performance for AIYF, featuring a global array of string music from Russia, Canada, Uganda & the UK.

An evening of chamber music, featuring festival groups and participants of the new AIYF Chamber Project led by the renowned Hebrides Ensemble.

Tickets £2 to £12 (+ £1 booking fee)

Tickets £2 to £10 (+ £1 booking fee)

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ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL 28 July - 7 August www.aiyf.org THE LEMON TREE

AIYF SERIES OF THEATRE, MUSIC AND DANCE £5 Wednesday 28th – Friday 30th July CHILDREN OF THE HEART MITCHELL YOUTH THEATRE, ISRAEL SCHOOL OF DRAMA SCOTTISH YOUTH THEATRE Tickets

(+ £1 booking fee)

7.30pm

This boys-only acting troupe from a somewhat forgotten Tel Aviv neighbourhood bring their award-winning show to AIYF.

MSD will return to AIYF for the 4th time with an innovative and entertaining piece.

Scotland’s national theatre for and by children and young people returns to AIYF with a specially devised piece aimed at audiences of 7 yrs and older.

Saturday 31st July

2.30pm & 8pm

PROJECT Y (Y-DANCE)

TEATR TANCA TEST, POLAND

These newcomers to the Festival will perform a range of dance forms including jazz, modern and Belarussian.

These AIYF regulars will bring together the best Scottish youth talent in a contemporary dance night to remember.

KUTAISI YOUTH THEATRE, GEORGIA

Sunday 1st – Thursday 5 August

An accessible piece of physical theatre that will blur the boundaries between drama and dance.

Performances at 11am, 2.30pm or 8pm from some of the following companies (exact dates & time to be confirmed).

PACE THEATRE COMPANY, PAISLEY PACE will return to the Festival to perform a modern adaptation of a children’s classic aimed at 5-8 yr olds.

ROSE BRUFORD COLLEGE, UK

AIYF presents YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, performed by students from one of the UK’s most prestigious theatre schools.

PURE BRASS ENSEMBLE

2009 Festival favourites return with a selection of pieces, ranging from the traditional to the theatrical.

Friday 6th August 8pm & Saturday 7th August 2.30pm

LEMON TREE PROJECT A unique collaboration between youth theatre groups from Aberdeen, Stavanger and Regensburg. Supported by Aberdeen City Twinning fund.

ALSO AT THE LEMON TREE ORKESTRA DEL SOL FRI 20 AUG

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Thursday 1 April

LOUNGE Sunday 11 April

8pm

DAN ANTOPOLSKI – SILENT BUT DEADLY

Newcastle duo Jinski are two highly individual guitarists with strong and distinctive voices, drawing upon acoustic roots and country music whilst remaining resolutely modern.

Tickets £10 doors 8pm

FIVEFIFTEEN + CHRIS HELME, VESUVIAN AND REBEL ROULETTE Four of Aberdeen’s best indie-rock acts in one night, showcasing the quality of the local music scene.

Tickets

£6

Friday 9 April

doors 7.30pm

ROBYN HITCHCOCK + SUPPORT

Modern-day renaissance man brings his eclectic singer-songwriter show to Aberdeen.

Tickets

£12

doors 7.30pm

JINSKI

Winner of the Dave Award for the Funniest Joke at the Fringe 2009 and triple Perrier Award nominee Dan Antopolski will tour his acclaimed sixth solo Edinburgh show Silent but Deadly. “Spectacular displays of verbal pyrotechnics…A confident, splendidly silly and sometimes dazzling show.” Stephanie Merritt, The Observer

Friday 2 April

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Tickets

£8

Thursday 15 April

doors 7.30pm

BEN MONTAGUE & LEDDRA CHAPMAN

A special evening showcasing two of the UK’s brightest and fastest rising singer-songwriter talents.

Tickets

Monday 12 April

Friday 16 April

7pm

SOLD OUT

SIMON KING

- LOOK WHO’S TALKING Tickets

£5

Saturday 17 April

STUART GOLDSMITH, ALI COOK & DOC BROWN

THE ARISTOCATS

The 11-strong jazz outfit from Aberdeen prove that the big-band sound is still alive and kicking. With a deft ability to switch genres at the drop of a hi-hat, they perform a mixture of songs from the American Songbook and re-imagined pop songs.

Tickets

£6

8pm

CHRIS MARTIN, JIMMY MCGHIE & GUEST Chris Martin: “He made matter-of-fact, dryly witty observations on life that never failed to hit the mark. He was my favourite of the night” BBC “Jimmy McGhie stole the show…excellent comic timing and a generally charming manner ensured this show is not to be missed.” Three Weeks

Monday 7 June doors 9pm

8pm

Stuart Goldsmith: “A pitch-perfect performance, every nuance carefully calculated for maximum impact…a set rich with wordplay” Chortle Doc Brown: “Looks as if he was born on stage... with an irresistibly amiable demeanour that gives him an effortlessly charismatic aurahe could yet be the Bill Bailey or Tim Minchin of rap.” Chortle Ali Cook: “A pleasing mixture of cheesy and sinister” The List ****

Monday 10 May

£7.50

Books available to purchase

GILDED BALLOON COMEDY PRESENTS:

8pm

TOM WRIGGLESWORTH, PATRICK MONAHAN & SUSAN CALMAN “Comedy giant...Tom Wrigglesworth is definitely one of the big comedians of the future” Time Out “Monahan’s tightrope walk between laughter and embarrassment singles him out as a star-in-the-making” Daily Telegraph Susan Calman: “A consistently engaging hour of pointed observations and snappy one-liners” Metro

Tickets £12

ALSO AT HMT THE SOUND OF MUSIC WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH - SATURDAY 17 APRIL

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Saturday 1 May

doors 8pm

MARK BEAUMONT – THE MAN WHO CYCLED THE WORLD

GUS TAWSE PLUS SUPPORT

Described as the ‘deadpan master of mirth’, the Aberdeen-based comic excels in well-written, carefully crafted gags that have you hanging on the edge of your seat. A love for writing topical news jokes, coupled with a wealth of material mean that no two sets are ever the same. Not suitable for under 16s or easily offended!

Tickets

£6

16+

Saturday 24 April

doors 7.30pm

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BRITISH BLUES QUARTET WITH MAGGIE BELL & DAVE KELLY Tickets

Tickets £14

Thursday 6 May

EMILY SMITH

Since winning the 2002 ‘BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award’, she has released three critically acclaimed albums, toured extensively with her band on the international folk circuit and is recognised not only as one of Scotland’s finest interpreters of traditional song but also as a talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Tickets

£10

Saturday 8 May doors 8pm

SANDI THOM

Friday 7 May doors 7.30pm

BRANDI CARLILE

American singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile’s third album, Give Up The Ghost, unveils her talents in their truest form. After two albums and non-stop touring, she has let her guard down and offers her most candid recording to date, giving her the chance to work with the likes of Elton John and Tom Petty.

£10

As seen on BBC Scotland’s Hogmanay Live

Voted Scots Singer of the Year 2008/9

doors 7pm

£16

Friday 30 April

Tickets

7.30pm

doors 7.30pm

HUGH CORNWELL

Due to public demand the groundbreaking Stranglers’ first album Rattus Norvegicus IV will be performed in its entirety by Hugh Cornwell and his band, after blasting through Hooverdam, his critically acclaimed new album. Two classics... one evening. “[A] prolific performer who’s songwriting retains its fiery eloquence and whose gigs still crackle with electricity” Classic Rock

Tickets

£15

Having topped the charts in seven countries with her first single, and shifted a million copies of her album, Sandi Thom is officially the 47th biggest-selling female artist of the 21st century! In 2009, Sandi toured with blues powerhouse Joe Bonamassa, and the result is her new album Merchants And Thieves, highlighting Sandi’s ability to diversify and explore deep and organic musical roots.

Tickets

£12

ALSO AT THE MUSIC HALL KATE RUSBY FRIDAY 16 APRIL

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LOUNGE

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Friday 14 May

doors 9pm

CANONGATE IRREGULAR NIGHT

An exciting departure for Word – a noir-themed late-night session with ubercool writers, live band and DJ. Irregular has been a huge success in Edinburgh, and we’re thrilled to have it in Aberdeen. A great line-up, including Louise Welsh and Dan Rhodes with music from The Black Diamond Express and DJ Francis Bickmore. 

Saturday 15 May

doors 8pm

KAREN DUNBAR - DRUNK WOMAN LOOKS AT THE THISTLE

Star of her own eponymous TV show and Chewin the Fat and Happy Holidays, Karen Dunbar has won a host of awards for her acting and stand-up comedy. Here she reprises her outstanding Edinburgh Festival success, a rollicking, earthy monologue by Denise Mina. Not for the faint of heart!

Tickets

£5

For more info on the 10th WORD Festival visit www.abdn.ac.uk/word

Wednesday 19 May

Tickets

£12.50

doors 7.30pm

CRAIG HILL – 40 LOVE…?

This show is soooo not about tennis! In his tenth annual tour Craig has decided to come out and admit that, having reached the dreaded milestone of 40 (70 in gay years), he is single, back on the road and back on the market. And guess what – he’s having the time of his life! “Simply a legend…an hour with Hill makes for a cracking show.” The List

Tickets

£14.50

16+

doors 7.30pm

DUNCAN CHISHOLM & IVAN DREVER With their dynamic performance of fiddle, guitar and song, former Wolfstone members Duncan and Ivan are now established as one of Scotland’s top duos, playing venues and festivals across the UK, Europe and the USA.

Friday 21 May

Saturday 22 May

doors 8.30pm

WHO’S WHO & THE FRIDAY STREET CLUB

Widely recognised and respected by their musical peers, Who’s Who’s interpretation of the original sound is widely regarded as the best (and closest) that anyone will ever get to the feeling and energy of The Who at their peak. Hosted on the night by Friday Street, Scotland’s premier mod club.

Tickets

£15

Friday 28 May

doors 8pm

THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

Tribute to Elton John Spanning over four decades of hits this group of talented musicians capture the spirit and energy of the legendary Rocket Man himself and their live shows are a must see for any Elton or for that matter any live music fan.

Tickets

ALSO AT HMT DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS MONDAY 10 - SATURDAY 15 MAY

£12.50

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8pm

Thursday 3 June

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Saturday 29 May

doors 7.30pm

CELEBRATING THE FIDDLE THE UNTHANKS A SPECIAL LAUNCH CONCERT

Using a kaleidoscope of unlikely instruments, their unique approach to storytelling involves the complex relationship between modernism and learning from the past. Staunch traditionalism and sonic adventure ought to be polar opposites, yet they are easy bedfellows in the gentle hands of The Unthanks; the British counterpart to the leftfield folk leanings of Sufjan Stevens, Tom Waits and Fleet Foxes.

FOR THE AMAZING 2010 NORTH ATLANTIC FIDDLE CONVENTION

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Showcasing some of Scotland’s world-class traditional musicians - Charlie McKerron and Marc Clement, Paul Anderson and other artists. Visit the NAFCo website for more details about the five-day event in July - www.abdn.ac.uk/nafco

Tickets

Tickets

£15

Friday 4 June

£10

Sunday 30 May 7.30pm

LUCY PORTER – FOOL’S GOLD

In these times of recession, gold is prized more highly than ever as other forms of currency grow worthless. What’s so special about gold, and why is it we have long been obsessed with the yellow, shiny stuff? Featuring live alchemy, a tribute to Mr T. and a very valuable big gold thing with security guards and everything!

Tickets £13

doors 7.30pm

LUKA BLOOM

Irish folk-rock guitarist and brother of Irish folk phenomenon Christy Moore who has achieved a loyal following across America.

Tickets

£12

Thursday 10 June

7.30pm

CHAS & HIS BAND – ROCK, RABBIT AND ROLL TOUR

Chas & His Band will perform all the Chas & Dave hits in the second half of the show including Gertcha, Sideboard Song, London Girls and many more along with tracks from Chas’ new solo album. The first half will feature Chas’ tribute to rock ‘n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis, with songs and stories from when Chas toured and recorded with him.

Tickets

£10

Sunday 13 June

doors 7.30pm

DAIMH + BUILLE

Irish super-band Buille and Scots Gaelic festival favourites Daimh come together in a Tune Up tour which will see a cultural meeting of Celtic music cultural traditions from Scotland, Ireland and Canada. ‘Their music is powerhouse stuff, and their gigs are an overwhelming and exuberant experience.’ Songlines

Tickets

£12

Thursday 17 June

doors 7.30pm

JAZZ AT THE LEMON TREE presents

ANITA WARDELL + WORKSHOP

Exciting and breathtaking, noted for mesmerizing and captivating vocal improvisations. Using the voice as her instrument, she displays precision and agility mixed with heartfelt emotion. "World-class vocalist with the ability to delve deep into the meanings of the lyrics of the great jazz songbooks, and then to improvise over them with fluency, fluidity and a horn-like intonation" Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Australia Anita Wardell will give an intensive 2 day workshop for jazz vocalists on Sat 19 & Sun 20 June, culminating in a performance on the Sunday evening by the participants. This is an opportunity not to be missed. For more info contact cindy.douglas@zen.co.uk

Tickets

£15

ALSO AT THE MUSIC HALL MAGIC OF MOTOWN SATURDAY 5 JUNE

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LOUNGE

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Saturday 19 June

Wednesday 23 June doors 7.30pm

DOORS ALIVE

The No.1 tribute band to the legendary sixties Californian rock gurus. Using vintage equipment, they recreate the sound, look and feel of a real Doors concert perfectly and effortlessly, transporting the crowd back in time with such classic hits as ‘Light My Fire’, ‘When the Music’s Over’ and many more.

Tickets

Tickets

8pm

Friday 16 July

Tickets

8pm

CELTIC ROOTS TO ROOTS ROUTES A grand opening concert with Scottish Celebrating a common heritage of fiddle performers and guests.  Featuring Sophy and Emily Ball (England); Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (Ireland); Kimberley Fraser & Troy MacGillivray (Cape Breton, Canada). 

Thursday 15 July

8pm

traditions from different nations. Featuring Bulla Timpánica (Galicia, Spain); Lauren MacColl (West Highlands); Liz Doherty & Martin McGinley (Donegal, Ireland). 

Saturday 17 July

8pm

ROUTES ROUTES ATLANTIC NORTHERN A celebration of fiddle music north, south, Celebrating the fiddle traditions of the northern seas. Featuring Gaila Kirdien (Lithuania); Laura Ellestad (Norway);   Rab Cherry & Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí (Donegal, Ireland); Anne Lederman & First Nations Fiddlers (Canada). 

Tickets £10

HEDGEHOG PIE

£8

NORTH ATLANTIC FIDDLE CONVENTON

east and west from around the big pond. Featuring: Ronan Martin (Skye); Fidil (Donegal, Ireland); Ditte Fromseier Mortensen (Denmark); Britt Pernille Frøholm and Irene Tillung (Norway); Bruce Molsky & Nic Gareiss (USA).

doors 7.30pm

The local favourites have been playing together for over 40 years, performing covers of rock ‘n’ roll and 60s classics. This will be a great show for loyal fans and newcomers alike.

In the 1980’s The Ideal Band was one of Scotland’s most highly-respected Celtic folk bands, performing throughout the UK and beyond, following in the footsteps of Glasgow’s “Bob Smith’s Ideal Band” of the 1930’s. The re-formed Ideal Band brings together three of Scotland’s most respected and experienced musicians in Ken Campbell, Seylan Baxter and Gavin Paterson.

£12.50

Wednesday 14 July

Saturday 26 June

KEN CAMPBELL’S IDEAL BAND

doors 7.30pm

£10

NAFCO FAMILY FESTIVAL NAFCO LATE DANCES Lemon Tree Studio 14 – Sat 17 July 10.30pm – 1am CLUB AT THE LEMON TREE Wed Dance away the night and shake away the cobwebs. Wed 14 – Sat 17 July FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Lemon Tree Lounge

12.30pm – 2pm

Celebrating the ‘Roots and Routes’ of fiddle traditions around the North Atlantic.

LATE NIGHT FESTIVAL CLUB Lemon Tree Lounge & Kate’s Bar 10.30pm – 2am Chill out, hang out, and take in a few tunes. NAFCo’s late-night Festival club welcomes all ages, and all abilities.  A great chance to have a tune or a chat with one of NAFCo’s world-class musicians, or have a go at your newly-perfected medley of fiddle tunes. Free with a Festival ticket

All welcome!  No prior dancing experience required! Wednesday – Scottish, Shetland & Orkney Thursday – Appalachian, ‘New England’ & ‘Old England’ Friday – Cape Breton, Norway & Sweden Saturday – Irish & Scottish Ceilidh

Tickets

£7.50

WORKSHOPS Fiddle, Dance, and Instrumental Workshops. Wed 14 – Sun 17 July 11am-12.15pm, 14pm-3.15pm & 3.45pm-5pm Unlimited Festival Workshop Pass £60 (conc. £45) 3-Workshop Pass £15 (conc. £11) Single Workshop £6 (conc. £4) Over 100 workshops, master classes, demonstrations, and conversations, to suit all ages, abilities, and interests.

Visit the NAFCo website to find out more about concerts, workshops and the Festival Club - www.abdn.ac.uk/nafco/

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BLACKHEART

Combining traditional acoustic folk instruments with a totally modern approach to their songwriting, Blackheart has a unique style of beautifully crafted, instantly memorable songs, which take their audiences on an emotional roller-coaster ride from sadness and sensitivity to energetic rocking folk that has audiences on their feet.

Tickets

£9

Friday 27 August

doors 7.30pm

ORKESTRA DEL SOL

Flamboyant, brassy and irresistibly euphoric, Edinburgh’s Orkestra del Sol blend the best of brass with swinging sounds of New Orleans, rolling rhythms of the Middle East and bouncing beats of UK ska, packing a punch and making mincemeat of musical categories.

Saturday 3 July

doors 7.30pm

Tickets

SALTFISHFORTY + SPIERS & BODEN

Tickets

£12

Saturday 24 July

HELLS BELLS

The UK’s leading tribute act to seminal hard rockers AC/DC. “Never go on after Hells Bells., they are LETHAL!” Don Airey (keyboardist with Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Deep Purple)

Tickets

£15

Tickets

£15

AMY WADGE

doors 7.30pm

Widely recognised as one of the finest blues singers that the United Kingdom has ever produced. “That woman makes my heart sing” BB King

£15

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 ‘Tradrock’ fusion for the 21st Century. "We may well have found a Runrig for the 21st Century" The Herald

Tickets

Playing punk songs on folk instruments, not as a gag but because they really like the noise. They think the songs are better than people remember: they love folk instruments. It works. Covering songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash and many more, even Kraftwerk!

doors 7.30pm

Thursday 2 September doors 8pm

ADRIAN EDMONDSON & THE BAD SHEPHERDS

Thursday 23 September

CONNIE LUSH & BLUES SHOUTER Tickets

doors 7.30pm

£12

Wednesday 1 September

“A foot-stomping feast of fun” Living Tradition Combining traditional music of Orkney with original composition and a ‘go for it’ attitude, Douglas Montgomery (fiddle/viola) and Brian Cromarty (guitar/mandola/vocals) create a sound more akin to a fullon band than a duo. Performing alongside, the twice BBC Folk Award Best Duo, Spiers & Boden. “the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene” Guardian

Thursday 16 September

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£10

With years of touring experience under her belt (she has supported Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, Damien Rice and Eric Bibb amongst others), Amy has developed an absolutely captivating and quite magical live experience. "Pint sized poetess with valley quaking voice. Her songs have a raw vibrancy that suit her earthy voice and emotionally mature lyrics" Q Magazine "The new Joni Mitchell, with her distinctive voice and well-crafted songs" London Evening Standard

Tickets £10

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Thursday 15 – Friday 16 April

NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND PRESENTS

Friday 2 April

TFD: EMPTY

by Catherine Forde When you’re only 16, could the events of one night really shape the course of your life? Divert you from becoming the man you might have become, stunt you, burden you, trap you, destroy you, change the very core of you? Leave you empty? Fast, furious and like a piece of music it grows and swells to a mind-altering crescendo.

Saturday 3 April

7.30pm

Va Va Voom presents

7pm

7pm

A MURDER ATWEEN ACTS

There’s been a murder! Everything is not as it should be at the city’s X Factor style “Hiz Aiberdeen Ony Talent?” competition. Join Va Va Voom for a mystery adventure behind the scenes of the North East’s newest reality show.

TFD:MIRACLE MAN

Tickets £5

LAUREL & HARDY

by Tom McGrath With some of their finest routines, musical numbers, dance and slapstick, the charm and wit of Stan and Ollie are reborn in this warm and affectionate play.

Writers & Actors Collaboration presents

Tickets £10

NEW WRITING FESTIVAL PLAY IN A DAY WORKSHOP 10.30am – 3.30pm £5 + bf WRITE NOW! INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING 1pm – 3.30pm £3 + bf PERFORMANCE OF WORK PRODUCED BY THE WORKSHOPS 6pm REHEARSED READING (TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED) 7pm, £5 + bf

U18 £5

Tuesday 6 April

Sunday 18 April

2pm

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre presents

MYTH OF THE VIKINGS Thursday 8 April

2pm

Ailie Cohen presents

RUMPELSTILTSKIN Saturday 10 April

2pm

Storybox Theatre presents

THE FISHERMAN Tickets £5

LOVE SONG IN SIXTEEN BARS

7pm

by Colin Garrow Ever been in one of those relationships? You know the ones that don’t work? Whenever Shona embarks on a new relationship, she always ends up getting dumped. So when her latest one starts to hit the rocks, she decides to find out why. PAGE TO STAGE, EXPLORING THE CREATIVE PROCESS BEHIND THE PLAY, 4PM.

Tickets £5

7pm

Mull Theatre presents

Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 April

by Douglas Maxwell Holding on to your virginity, getting a ring for your pains and something to believe in, that’s what Dawn, Rob and Fawziya want. Ozzy, their loser PE teacher needs to believe in something too. It will all be fine when the Miracle Man gets here. Won’t it?

Thursday 22 April

Tickets £12

Sunday 25 April 6.30pm Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society presents

SCOTTISH MUSIC EVENING From soulful slow airs to rattlin’ reels a great night of traditional entertainment is assured.

Tickets

£8

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Right Lines Productions presents

Two international collectors battle for a fabled malt whisky – The Glenigma. Is it destined for USA, Japan, or will the Ultimate Dram remain in Scotland forever? “A brilliantly funny romp” The Times As seen on BBC TV’s ‘MacMusical’.

Tickets £12

7.30pm Scottish Opera presents

KATYA KABANOVA

Torn between her love for a younger man and what she knows to be her duty as a wife, Kátya Kabanová examines the private horror and public shame of an unhappily married woman living in a claustrophobic Russian community.

Tickets

Wednesday 12 May

7pm

London Classic Theatre presents

THE CARETAKER Tickets £12

Friday 14 May

Tickets

Adult + child £6

7pm

Seabright Productions presents

THE WORLD’S WIFE

starts 10.30am, 11.30am and 2.30pm

Introduce your baby to a world of sound and song. Enter our secret garden, full of ducks and busy bees, wellie boots, water and umbrellas and have fun while our singers create a magical, musical soundscape for you to enjoy together. For 6 – 18 months.

Centre Stage, one of the University’s largest and most active societies, offers students the chance to take part in all aspects of drama and production.  This one-off performance of A Man for All Seasons chronicles the final years of Sir Thomas More, a man who refuses to accept the authority of his friend and King, Henry VIII.

In partnership with WORD Adapted from the poems of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy Starring West End favourite Linda Marlowe A new stage version of the acclaimed poems that imagine the wives’ perspective of famous men through the ages. From Mrs Faust and Frau Freud to Queen Kong and Mrs Midas, this delightful show slices through history and myth, whilst casting an astute glance over the modern world.

Tickets

£5

Tuesday 18 May

7pm

NLP Theatre presents

by Harold Pinter Davies, an ageing down-and-out, is given shelter by the kindly Aston. He quickly settles in, making himself at home until Aston’s brother arrives.  A battle of wits begins as they seek to manipulate the old man to their own ends.  But Davies has his own agenda and not everything is as it seems...

Friday 30 April & Saturday 1 May

BABY O

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS  Tickets

£13

Scottish Opera presents

4.30pm

Centre Stage presents

WHISKY KISSES

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 April

Sunday 16 May

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Saturday 8 May

£8

BLUE HEN

by Des Dillon Starring Charles Lawson (Coronation Street). Two ordinary working class guys, out of work and out of luck, hit on a scheme to keep them occupied and keep their bellies full; they’ll rear chickens and sell the eggs for profit! But it’s not easy being the only honest men in Coatbridge’s roughest scheme…

Tickets £12

Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 May

7pm

Aberdeen College presents Charles Dickens’

DAVID COPPERFIELD

adapted by Matthew Francis Aberdeen College HNC Acting & Performance students present as their final production assessment, the play by Matthew Francis adapted from the well known novel by Charles Dickens. Set in the early 1800’s, it tells the story of the boy David from birth to manhood and examines the influences on his life of his family, friends and acquaintances.

Tickets

£7.50

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Saturday 12 June 7.30pm and 10pm

BARRY & STUART

Thursday 17 & Saturday 19 June

“The most consistently original and exciting force in British magic” Derren Brown

Scottish BAFTA award nominated magicians Barry & Stuart return to home turf with their critically acclaimed hit “Powered By Demons” following sell out seasons in Edinburgh, Malaysia and New Zealand. The stars of Channel 4’s Dirty Tricks and Tricks From The Bible were recently awarded the prestigious award that is Best Comedy Illusionist at the World Magic Awards. “Darkly brilliant...Pure magic” ***** The List

“Brilliant magic, just brilliant...witty, tight, slick, clever, fun, incredible, mindboggling, skilful, did I say brilliant?” ***** ABC Edinburgh

£12

16+

7pm

Aberdeen Performing Arts Young Person’s Company presents

THE WALL

by D.C. Jackson Norma has a problem. She’ll be in big trouble if her dad finds out. Norma needs to find Rab fast. Her big brother Barry’s no use. He’s in love for the first time. Michelle loves Barry too, but her mum and Aunt Alice won’t let them be together. This summer everything’s changing! Not suitable for under 16s.

Tickets

£6

Friday 17 September

TIMES WHEN I BITE: THE MOIRA MONOLOGUES Written and performed by Alan Bissett Whether defending her ‘snookelums pookelums’ from the local rottweiler, attempting to seduce a teacher in the school where she works as a cleaner, or belting out Diana Ross for the Scotia karaoke night, Moira Bell, Falkirk’s hardest woman, is hilarious and heart-warming company. A thoroughly entertaining performance from one of Scotland’s most exciting young writers.

Tickets

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Tickets

16+

Wednesday 22 September

THE BOOKIE!

A Scottish-Vegas Musical by Douglas Maxwell. Following on from their stunning adaptation of The Wasp Factory, Cumbernauld Theatre returns to The Lemon Tree with a brand new musical all about love, loss and the thrill of the spin. With a book by renowned Scottish playwright Douglas Maxwell and an original score by Aly MacRae, this is set to be a fabulous story of the highs and lows of a small town in Scotland.

Tickets 7pm

7pm

Cumbernauld Theatre presents

£12

Saturday 25 September

7pm Isosceles presents

ON OUR WAY TO LISBON

by Patrick Prior Two fans look back and fondly recreate how, in 1967, Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup with victory over the mighty Inter Milan. The whole campaign comes to life as the two become everything from a vicious Swiss football team to the entire population of Lisbon!

Tickets £12

Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 October 7pm & 2.30pm matinee on Sat

Red Rag Theatre presents

DOORWAYS IN DRUMORTY

by Mike Gibb Inspired and based on the writings of Lorna Moon, from Strichen who became the highest paid Hollywood screenwriter of her era, interweaving 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, when the chief currency was gossip!

£8

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Tickets £10

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FREE MUSIC • GREAT FOOD

FRIDAY LIVE!

The best blues and folk singers, and incredible singer-songwriters grace the Lemon Tree stage every Friday. Allow the melodies and lyrics of some great talents from around the country to bring your week to the perfect end.

2nd April 9th April 16th April 23rd April 30th April 7th May 14th May 21st May 28th May

Myke Black Bellevue Rendezvous Hedgehog Pie Jamie Smith & Friends Kate Gieben JJ Bull TBC Los Acoustico Bandidos Peter Jagger

4th June 11th June 18th June 25th June 2nd July 9th July 16th July 23rd July 30th July

AT ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS

HedgHog Pie Dave Manning Esther O’ Connor Papa Mojo Smith, Byrnes & O’Sullivan Starsky North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Flora Cook AIYF 2010

We regularly exhibit local artists at the Dress Circle Bar HMT and The Lemon Tree Lounge. This gives both new talent and established artists working with a range of media the chance to showcase their work in two of Aberdeen’s busiest entertainment venues.

SATURDAY SC&T and Creative Kids! Sponsored by Argus Care

Local traditional music talent

Take the kids along to be thoroughly entertained with activities such as face-painting, balloon decorating, and many more. Whilst they are occupied you can relax with your lunch and listen to traditional music provided by Scottish Culture and Traditions. Creative Kids runs from 12.30pm every Saturday.

BELHAVEN SUNDAY JAZZ

The ever popular jazz sessions every Sunday are guaranteed to leave you feeling chilled and ready to tackle the week ahead.

4th April 11th April 18th April 25th April 2nd May 9th May

2-Bit Hip Marisha Addison Mary May Victoria Bennett Alan McKay Hyldie Grinstead

16th May 23rd May 30th May 6th June 13th June 20th June

The Aristocats Jon Hall Cindy Douglas Quartet McCool Jazz Marisha Addison Andrea Turner Quartet

Next time you’re at one the venues, make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to view and perhaps purchase one of these striking pieces.

HELP KEEP FRIDAYS LIVE We are looking for a sponsor

to save friday lunchtime live Call 01224 337657 27th June 2-Bit Hip to get involved. 4th July Mary May 11th July Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra Sextet 18th July Dias Quartet 25th July Jazz Attic

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CREATIVE LEARNING

CORPORATE CREATE LEARN JOIN IN

Get Involved! Apart from keeping you entertained at all three venues, His Majesty’s Theatre, The Music Hall and The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen Performing Arts offers a whole host of activities and opportunities for you to get involved with.

CREATIVE LEARNING, formerly the Education Department, provides a range of events including theatre tours, adult drama workshops, post show chats and singing classes! For more info visit CREATIVE LEARNING at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com Or email: creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com Tel: 01224 337664 Mail: Creative Learning, Aberdeen Performing Arts, His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL Johanna Duncan - Creative Learning Manager Claire Davidson - Creative Learning Worker Paul Hudson - Creative Learning Worker

Thursday 17 & Friday 18 June 7pm

HELP KEEP

FRIDAYS LIVE Fancy a free lunch with free music every Friday? Want your company associated with a year round programme of top class music events? Want widespread brand recognition in Aberdeen and throughout the North East? Then find out more about sponsoring our ‘Friday Lunchtime Live’ sessions at The Lemon Tree by contacting: LORNA CHRISTIE Development Manager 01224 337657 lorna.christie@aberdeenperformingarts.com SHONA BYRNE Head of Customer Services, Sales & Marketing 01224 337648 shona.byrne@aberdeenperformingarts.com THANKS TO THESE COMPANIES FOR SUPPORT DURING THE REDEVELOPMENT OF HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE: Major Sponsor

Prime Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Shell U.K. Limited

Aberdeen Solicitors’ Property Centre

The Press and Journal

Key Sponsor

Key Sponsor

Qdos

Rizza’s of Huntly

Honorary Friend

Honorary Friend

Robertson Construction Eastern Ltd

ExxonMobil

THANKS TO THESE COMPANIES FOR CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP, SUPPORT AND CURTAIN SPONSORSHIP

Aberdeen Performing Arts Young Person’s Company presents

Argus Care

THE WALL by D.C. Jackson

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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

Access 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.

Seating Plans 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, except number 20. 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, Access or Maestro/Switch. Cheques are accepted when supported by a guarantee card. Tickets for all shows are subject to a booking fee (unless otherwise stated).

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

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

In Person

HMT & Music Hall Box Office - Mon to Sat 9.30am to 6pm The Lemon Tree - seven days 10am to 4pm 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

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.

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

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

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18+

U16+A BAL

Groups & Schools Welcome The more the merrier as far as we are concerned, e-mail groups@aberdeenperformingarts.com or call 01224 337643 to speak to our groups team.

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).

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. Charges are made for exchanges, refunds or reprints. 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. 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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MUSIC HALL Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 April

7.30pm

FRANKIE BOYLE

I WOULD HAPPILY PUNCH EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THE FACE Thursday 1 April 7.30pm

NICOLA BENEDETTI IN RECITAL

Internationally-acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti brings her "Fantasie" recital tour to Aberdeen, performing popular favourites from the solo and chamber music repertoire with Leonard Elschenbroich (Cello) and Alexei Grynyuk (Piano). Nicola Benedetti has had a meteoric rise to the peak of her profession since winning the BBC's coveted Young Musician of the Year in 2004. She now regularly plays to sell-out audiences all over the world, but is extremely pleased to be touring her beloved Scotland with some of her favourite repertoire. Pre-concert interview 6.15pm (free tickets available to ticket holders).

Friday 2 April

7.30pm

BAD BOY JOHNNY AND THE PROPHETS OF DOOM

From the producers of Vampires Rock and Bat The Symphony comes the award-winning musical Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom. Sex, Religion, Satire, Comedy and Rock ‘n’ Roll, all delivered by an incredible cast, this show is not to be missed! Johnny is a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Dreaming of a better life, he starts up a band, unaware of the rollercoaster ride this venture will take him on! Steve Steinman takes on the role  of the evil Father Maclean, a role coveted by Russell Crowe, who played Johnny in the original Australian production.

Stalls/Balcony £18 - £23

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16+

Wednesday 7 April

7.30pm

SOLID SILVER 60S SHOW

THE UK’S ORIGINAL AND PREMIER 60S SHOW IS BACK CELEBRATING 25 SENSATIONAL YEARS! Bringing together the unforgettable talents of Dave Berry, Mike Pender, Brian Poole, Peter Sarstedt all backed by Vanity Fare with The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Troggs. Expect all your favourite 60s hits including The Crying Game, Little Things, Sweets for My Sweet, Needles & Pins, Twist and Shout, Do You Love Me, Where Do You Go To My Lovely, Frozen Orange Juice Wild Thing, Love is All Around, Hippy Hippy Shake , Good Golly Miss Molly and many more. THE ONLY PLACE TO HEAR THE CLASSIC HITS PERFORMED BY THE ORIGINAL HITMAKERS!

Stalls/Balcony £20 - £22

Friday 9 April

See page 11 for full details

ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA A LITTLE KNIGHT MUSIC! Stalls/Balcony £8.50 - £19

UNDER 16’S GO FREE

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MUSIC HALL Saturday 10 April

7.30pm

FIDDLERS BID

“FOLK MUSIC DOESN’T GET ANY COOLER THAN KATE RUSBY”

Shetland’s internationally renowned fire-brand fiddle band ‘Fiddlers Bid’ return with a  universally  acclaimed new  album ‘All Dressed in Yellow’ and a live show that combines a veritable feast of furious fiddle playing,  shot through with equal amounts of intricacy,  emotion and musical colour.

Q magazine

Stalls/Balcony £15

Friday 16 April 7.30pm

KATE RUSBY

Thursday 15 April

7.30pm

RHYTHM OF THE DANCE

The defining voice of contemporary English Folk Music, Kate Rusby’s exquisite interpretations of Traditional songs and finely wrought self-penned tunes have won her an audience that reaches beyond the genre. A rare achievement for a folk artist but entirely understandable given Rusby’s expressive vocals that invest whatever she sings with irresistible emotional depth. On stage Rusby delivers every time. Her bands never cease to amaze, always comprising the cream of Britain’s folk instrumentalists, while her between-song stories and introductions are cut through with a hugely engaging Yorkshire wit. She is truly an artist to be cherished by lovers of good music everywhere.

Stalls/Balcony £19

Saturday 17 April

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SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

ZACHARIAS AND SCHUBERT Stalls/Balcony £8.50 - £19

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE 3 IRISH TENORS Having played to over 3 million people in 43 countries and produced by The National Dance Company of Ireland, this stunning 10th anniversary production, features breathtaking dance with the very best music and song of the Emerald Isle as performed by many of the world’s finest dancers and musicians. Together with beautiful costumes and wonderful production this fully live phenomenon delivers the premier Irish dancing experience!

Stalls/Balcony £19 - £21

Monday 19 April

7.30pm

SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE EIGHT SEASONS

Jonathan Morton violin Vivaldi Four Seasons PiazzollaFour Seasons of Buenos Aires

Stalls

£14.50

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MUSIC HALL Thursday 22 April

8pm

HOT FLUSH! - THE MUSICAL THE ULTIMATE GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT!

Starring Lesley Joseph (Birds of a Feather, Night & Day). Meet Myra, Sylvia, Helen and Jessica in this outrageous musical that’s the perfect girls’ night out! Share in the friendships, the secrets, the laughs, the tears and the ups and downs of four ordinary women - and one man - living extraordinary lives. More fun than joining a gym and cheaper than botox, Hot Flush! might even leave you feeling 34 1 /2 again! So wipe away the credit crunch blues and grab your girlfriends together for an unmissable night out.

Stalls/Balcony £20

Monday 26 April

7.30pm

GLEN CAMPBELL

Glen Campbell is a bonafide living legend. One of the hottest guitar players in the world he has recorded songs that will stand the test of time — standards such as By the Time I Get To Phoenix, Wichita Lineman and Rhinestone Cowboy.

Stalls/Balcony £30 - £32.50

Tuesday 27 April

8pm

JOAN ARMATRADING When first you hear the voice, rich, warm, remarkable, it’s a voice that suits a secret sharer, a woman who tells the truth. For 36 years, Joan Armatrading has done just that— in songs crafty, subtle and sublime. Armatrading’s songs are in the truest sense soul music; even at their boldest, driven by her passionate guitar, they touch the listener like a whisper to the ear, like confessions from heart to heart.

Saturday 24 April

SCOTTISH FIDDLE ORCHESTRA

7.30pm

Stalls/Balcony £29.50

This Concert celebrates, almost to the day, the 30th birthday of the orchestra here in Aberdeen. The chosen concert programme will mirror the “weel-kent” pieces which have made the orchestra famous coupled with modern material. Accompanied by their guest singers, young dancers, pipers and the pawky humour of Jim McColl, M.B.E. of Beechgrove Garden, the concert of toe-tapping, visual and truly Scottish entertainment promises to be a superb evening.

Stalls/Balcony £14 - £16

See page 11 for full details

BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stalls/Balcony £9.50 - £20

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MUSIC HALL Tuesday 4 May

8pm

PAUL MERTON’S IMPRO CHUMS

Paul Merton, one of the country’s funniest and best-loved performers, sets out in Spring 2010 on a brand new UK-wide tour with his world renowned Impro Chums. Paul and his chums, Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster will create a new and unique comedy show every single night, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off.

Thursday 13 May

ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA

See page 11 for full details

UNDER 16’S GO FREE

SEASON FINALE: ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO Stalls/Balcony £8.50 - £19

Stalls/Balcony £20

Friday 14 May

7.30pm

BAT THE SYMPHONY Wednesday 12 May

7.30pm

BILLY OCEAN

All the classics including: Love Really Hurts Without You Caribbean Queen When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car

Billy Ocean is the biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced, one who has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime. He has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK. Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both artist and songwriter.

Stalls/Balcony £25

Steve Steinman, the creator and singing force behind Vampires Rock and The Meat Loaf Trilogy, now brings you the ultimate rock experience. Bat the Symphony  combines a 40 piece orchestra with the power of a rock band and the vocals of Steinman, generating a mind-blowing musical event. Hits include; Paradise By The Dash Board Light, Bat Out Of Hell and Dead Ringer For Love.

Stalls/Balcony £22.50 - £27.50

Saturday 15 May

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SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MARIA JOÃO PIRES PLAYS BEETHOVEN Stalls/Balcony £8.50 - £19

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MUSIC HALL Monday 17 May

7.30pm

SIR JAMES GALWAY 70TH BIRTHDAY RECITAL WITH LADY JEANNE GALWAY

Sir James Galway is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries. As one of the most recorded classical artists performing today, Sir James has made himself a legend, a modern musical master whose virtuosity on the flute is equalled only by his limitless ambitions and vision. Michael McHale (pianist).

Saturday 22 May

CROWDED HOUSE Stalls/Balcony £35

“…THERE WAS ONLY ONE WORD FOR GALWAY: INIMITABLE” The Herald. Stalls/Balcony £10 - £27

Thursday 20 May

Monday 24 May

8pm

KEVIN BRIDGES

Following his performances at The Lemon Tree and His Majesty’s Theatre in 2009, Kevin Bridges completes the venue trio in 2010. His recent Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination and his stand out performance on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1, June/October 2009) have highlighted an exceptional 12 months for the young Glaswegian comic. With his hotly anticipated DVD on the way and a string of high profile television appearances including Live at the Apollo (BBC1), 2010 is destined to be his year.

Stalls/Balcony £15

Friday 21 May

ABERDEEN GOSPEL CONCERT

16+

Doors 5pm

Aberdeen Gospel Concert is set to fulfil the word of God in Aberdeen, Scotland and the Nations through inspiring music in worship. Lifting the heart of the downcast, bringing hope, joy and celebration to all. Indeed we are true worshippers. The concert features Aberdeen City Gospel Mass Choir and Muyiwa, a talented artiste based in London, who has been inspiring lives around the world with his unique mix of gospel music. Together with Riversongz and EMMA Award winning producer Eddie Martin, he has sold over 80,000 copies of his albums to date.

Stalls/Balcony £10

SOLD OUT

U16+A BAL

7.30pm

JUAN MARTIN ENSEMBLE

Voted one of the top guitarists in the world by US Guitar Player magazine, Juan Martín brings his line up of the finest dancers and musicians. Martín’s ensemble is at the vanguard of modern flamenco with a unique style of music that succeeds in embracing classical, jazz and modern harmonies. An evening of exhilarating music and dance not to be missed!!  ‘A GIANT OF THE FLAMENCO GUITAR TRADITION’ The Times.

Stalls/Balcony £16

Wednesday 26 May

7.30pm

AN EVENING WITH

LISA MILNE AND THE ACCLAMATIONS IN AID OF VSA YOUNG CARERS PROJECT

Main sponsor Brewin Dolphin If you enjoy listening to a solo soprano, choral singing or both you are in for a treat. Aberdeen–born soprano Lisa Milne and the Acclamations choir are giving a concert in aid of the VSA Young Carers’ project. They will even be singing a few pieces together!

Stalls/Balcony £16 - £18

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Doors 7pm


MUSIC HALL Sunday 30 May

Saturday 5 June

7.30pm

ABERDEEN SINFONIETTA

7.30pm

MAGIC OF MOTOWN

Live on stage the music of the TEMPTATIONS, DIANA ROSS and the SUPREMES, FOUR TOPS, STEVIE WONDER, JACKSON FIVE, MARVIN GAYE, LIONEL RICHIE, MARTHA REEVES, SMOKEY ROBINSON, MARY WELLS, ISLEY BROTHERS, JIMMY RUFFIN & scores more.

Garry Walker conductor Timothy Robinson tenor Haydn Symphony No 70 Britten “Les Illuminations” Beethoven Second Symphony The full orchestra, under the baton of the inspirational Garry Walker, plays symphonies by Haydn and Beethoven.  The well-known tenor Timothy Robinson joins the strings of the orchestra to complete the programme with a performance of Benjamin Britten’s early song-cycle “Les Illuminations”, a setting of poems by Rimbaud.

Stalls/Balcony £12

UNDER 16’S GO FREE

Friday 4 June 8pm

REGINALD D HUNTER

Reginald D Hunter’s uniquely nonsecular approach to comedy continues.

“HE SHIMMERS WITH STAGE PRESENCE AND HIS COMIC TIMING IS SHARP ENOUGH TO BURST BALLOONS.” Independent

In 1960, Motown scored their first million-selling single. The Magic of Motown marks this golden anniversary with a brand-new production featuring 36 magical Motown hits. Whether you’re young, young at heart, or old enough to know better, this is a show for all those who just can’t help themselves...a stunning spectacular for all the family.

Stalls/Balcony £20.50

FEW R LASTKETS FOHOWS TIC 0pm S 7.3 Friday 11 7.30pm & 10.15pm Saturday 12 June 7.30pm

JIMMY CARR A well-known face on primetime television shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and QI, Reginald is also a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You and has just finished starring alongside Andy Hamilton in BBC4’s It’s Only A Theory. “ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANTLY UNPREDICTABLE COMICS IN THE COUNTRY” Sunday Times

RAPIER WIT A heady mix of artistic integrity, loyalty and greed has put Jimmy back on the road. If you only see one comedy show this year… what’s the matter with you? Get out more. A ‘rapier’ is the long sword of a gentleman. ‘Rapier wit’ is defined as clever, quick, intelligent humour.

Stalls/Balcony £22.50 Stalls/Balcony £17

EX LATE SHOTWRA Fri 10.15pAmDDED 16+

16+

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MUSIC HALL

Monday 12 July

Doors 7pm

DANCE NATION WITH BASSHUNTER & SASH! Tuesday 22 June

Headlined by the king of a dance, Basshunter, this will be his first UK tour since his hugely popular appearance on Celebrity Big Brother! Performing his #1 smash ‘Now You’re Gone’ the anthems ‘All I Ever Wanted’ & ‘Angel In The Night’, along with an exclusive performance of his forthcoming new material this will be an epic experience! Returning to the Dance Nation stage is the legend that is Sash! With hits including ‘Raindrops’, ‘Ecuador’, ‘Mysterious Times’, ‘Stay’ & the classic ‘Encore Une Fois’

7.30pm

LESLEY GARRETT IN RECITAL

Stalls/Balcony £20

U16+A BAL

Britain’s most popular soprano presents a recital evening of songs and arias from the well known operas, musicals and popular music. Lesley will be accompanied by pianist Andrew West and joined by a special guest singer. The programme will include works by composers including Mozart, Vivaldi and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Renowned for her unique talents which cover opera, television, radio, concerts and the West End, Lesley has recently starred in ‘Carousel’ and ‘The Sound of Music’  appeared on television in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ‘Loose Women’ and sung with the English National and Welsh National Opera.

Saturday 17 July

7.30pm

NORTH ATLANTIC FIDDLE CONVENTION EVENING CONCERT

The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention presents the gala concert of the Festival with the very best of fiddlers and dancers from Scotland and beyond. Featuring: Bryan Gear & Violet Tulloch (Shetland); Anne Lederman & First Nations Fiddlers (Canada); Göran Premburg (Sweden); Kimberley Fraser & Troy MacGillivray (Cape Breton, Canada); Gaorsach Rapper & Step (Aberdeen); Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (Scotland & USA). MC Paul Anderson. Visit the NAFCo website to find out more about concerts, workshops and the Festival Club – www.abdn.ac.uk/nafco

Stalls/Balcony £29.50 - £31.50

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Stalls/Balcony £13.50


MUSIC HALL Thursday 16 September

7.30pm

AN EVENING WITH PETER ALLISS Friday 3 September 7.30pm

JANE MCDONALD

Brian Shaw presents a magical evening of music and laughter, starring Britain’s best loved diva, international recording artiste and television star Jane McDonald, together with her fabulous musicians and singers, in this sensational, smash hit concert. Definitely an evening not to be missed.

Stalls/Balcony £24.50 - £27.50

Tuesday 7 September 7.30pm

THE LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK

Born in Berlin in 1931, Peter is the son of the famous British professional Percy Alliss one of Britain's leading players between 1920 and 1939. He has twice been captain of the Professional Golfers' Association and was the first president of the European Women's Professional Golfers Association, as well as past president of the British Greenkeepers' Association. He is recognised around the world for his television commentaries for ABC in the United States and the BBC in Europe, as well as working for the Australian and Canadian Broadcasting Corporations. Humour, anecdotes and the stories you want to hear, followed by a question and answer session.

Stalls/Balcony £20

Friday 17 September

7.30pm

THE ABERDEEN CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES WITH GUEST ARTISTES THE FLYING PIGS AND THE GRANITE CITY CHORUS

The Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines presents an evening of superb close harmony singing together with their guests The Granite City Chorus and the now renowned local comedy troupe, The Flying Pigs. All proceeds will be donated to local charities.

FEATHERS AND FANTASY TOUR 2010

After its fantastic success in 2009 this fantastic Party Night returns to Theatres in 2010 with a brand new production with over 400 new costumes in a glamorous and exciting new stage production. Combining the heady spice of Bangkok’s exotic nightlife with the glamorous showgirl appeal of Las Vegas this spectacular and flamboyant show is performed by 16 of the world’s most beautiful showgirls, every single one of them a Thai male, in a glamorous and funny review show – you won’t believe your eyes. Seen by over 1 million people “THE LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK are here to entertain you!” “A SHOW THAT IS OUTRAGEOUSLY EXTRAVAGANT, WITTILY UNIQUE AND ABOVE ALL GREAT FUN….ITS FUN, FUN, FUN ALL THE WAY.” Manchester Evening News

Stalls/Balcony £19

18+

Stalls/Balcony £12

Saturday 18 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 singer Paula MacAskill, Fochabers Fiddlers Frontline, Comedian Eddie Rose, Marlene Lowe Dancers, Turriff & District Pipe Band and Compere Robert Lovie.

Stalls/Balcony £18

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MUSIC HALL Saturday 25 September

ALSO BOOKING 7.30pm

HADDO HOUSE CHORAL AND OPERATIC SOCIETY

Tuesday 26 October

7.30pm

THE DRIFTERS

A TRIBUTE FOR JUNE GORDON - MASS IN B MINOR, BACH

A special tribute to the founder of HHCOS. Lady Aberdeen's most often performed choral work, performed by her beloved Choral Society, other choristers from the North East, soloists and musicians with a special connection to Haddo House.

Stalls/Balcony £22

Wednesday 29 September

ALSO BOOKING

7.30pm

SALLY MORGAN

PSYCHIC SALLY ON THE ROAD

Fresh from her new TV Series - ‘Psychic Sally On The Road’ on LIVING TV, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan returns by overwhelming public demand for her 2010 National theatre tour. Sally has used her gift over the years to help many people, most notably famous for her work with the late Princess Diana. Her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high profile celebrities. Sally now brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening. Sally Morgan has taken the UK by storm!! This show is for educational and entertainment purposes only and should be judged as an experiment!

Stalls/Balcony £19.50

As one of the biggest selling and longest serving bands of all time, The Drifters have sold to date over 214 million singles and 114 million albums across the world. The line up of The Drifters has undergone many changes with more than 60 different singers, including icons such as Clyde McPhatter, Ben E King, Rudy Lewis and Johnny Moore. Some of the group’s biggest hits include classics such as ‘Saturday Night at the Movies,’ ‘There Goes My First Love’, ’Under The Boardwalk,’ ‘Can I Take You Home Little Girl,’ ‘You’re More Than A Number in My Little Red Book’, ‘Love Games,’ ‘Hello Happiness’, ‘On Broadway,’ ‘Kissing In The Back Row’ and many more. This dynamic non-stop show combines classic songs, top flight choreography and world class musicians with some of the group’s newer material from recent releases as well as the stunning new track ‘Do You Dream of Me.’

Stalls/Balcony £20

Thursday 25 November

8pm

RHOD GILBERT

& THE CAT THAT LOOKED LIKEFollowing NICHOLAS LYNDHURST last year’s sell-out tour, the Welsh Wonder is back on the road with a brand new show. Last year, he punched a shopassistant over the duvet tog-rating system and went berserk over a mince pie. Stung by accusations that he overreacts, this year Rhod sets out on an emotional rollercoaster of a journey to discover the truth.

ALSO BOOKING RETURNING UT AFTER SELL WO FEB SHO Stalls/Balcony

ALSO BOOKING Tuesday 12 October

£20

7.30pm

KODO

TAIKO DRUMMERS For nearly thirty years, Kodo has explored the boundless potential of the ancient Japanese drum, the taiko. Inspired by the powerful natural beauty of their home on Sado Island in the Sea of Japan, Kodo infuses traditional forms with fresh global influences to create new musical expressions that are utterly unique.

Stalls/Balcony £26.50

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ORCHESTRAS APRIL/MAY 2010 Friday 9 April

7.30pm

ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA AAlexander LITTLE KNIGHT MUSIC! Lazarev

conductor Daniel Müller-Schott cello Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings R Strauss Don Quixote A concert showcasing the superbly talented sections of the RSNO: Stravinsky’s Symphonies is a short work for wind and brass, whilst the strings of the RSNO have their chance to shine in Tchaikovsky’s beautiful Serenade. “This is a piece from the heart,” said the composer. All sections will unite for Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote, featuring the fabulous cellist Daniel Müller-Schott. Pre-concert talk 6.45pm Duncan Swindells (RSNO Principal Bass Clarinet).

Stalls/Balcony £8.50 - £19

Saturday 17 April

7.30pm

SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA ZACHARIAS AND SCHUBERT

Christian Zacharias conductor / piano Schubert Sonata in D major D850 Schubert Symphony No 9 Christian Zacharias could well be the only musician who could give this concert. One of the greatest living Schubertians, he is at the piano for the sonata and on the podium for the symphony. It’s a deeply enjoyable combination: Schubert up close and personal (he himself must have played this sonata), and also Schubert the visionary: the symphony was never heard in his lifetime because everyone believed it was too difficult to play. History tells a different tale.

Stalls/Balcony £8.50 - £19

Friday 30 April

BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

EXPERIENCE YOU’LL NEVER FORGET!

Thursday 13 May

7.30pm

ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA

SEASON FINALE: ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO Stéphane Denève conductor Natalie Clein cello Schumann Symphony No4 Elgar Cello Concerto Janáček Taras Bulba What a finish! The RSNO pays tribute to Schumann‘s bicentenary with the composer’s wonderfully melodic Fourth Symphony.  Natalie Clein joins the Orchestra for the stirring, elegiac Elgar Cello Concerto – a moving, heart-breaking work. And, to bring the Season to a spectacular close, Janáček’s powerful orchestral rhapsody Taras Bulba: a true celebration of the insurmountable Cossack spirit.   Sponsored by TOTAL E&P UK Ltd  Pre-concert talk 6.45pm Jeremy Fletcher (RSNO Associate Principal Cello).

Stalls/Balcony £8.50 - £19

Saturday 15 May 7.30pm

Boris Brovtsyn violin Vassily Sinaisky conductor Lyadov Eight Russian Folk-Songs Stravinsky Violin Concerto Rachmaninov Symphony No.2  Vassily Sinaisky, always a welcome visitor to Aberdeen with the BBC SSO, ends the season with the vast, richly romantic canvas of Rachmaninov’s most popular symphony. The stormy drama and endless outpouring of great melodies in the Second Symphony make for a perfect climax to the season. As an ideal foil for the Rachmaninov - Stravinsky’s cool, elegant Violin Concerto, played by young Moscow-born violinist Boris Brovtsyn.

Stalls/Balcony £9.50 - £20

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7.30pm

SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

MARIA JOÃO PIRES PLAYS BEETHOVENconductor Trevor Pinnock Maria João Pires piano Mendelssohn The Fair Melusine Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 Mozart Symphony No 39 The SCO’s season ends on a high with a rare Scottish appearance by Maria João Pires. One of the truly great pianists in the world today, famed for the beauty of her tone and the lyricism and depth of her interpretations, Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto is an ideal work for her. Trevor Pinnock makes a welcome return to the SCO.

Stalls/Balcony £8.50 - £19

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