Spring 2016 - Aberdeen Performing Arts

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Spring 2016 - Aberdeen Performing Arts
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Spring 2016
NEW SEASON
PRIORITY BOOKING
APA Friends booking from
THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER
General Booking from
TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER
Welcome
The £7 Million Music Hall Transformation begins in Spring
2016. Our national treasure – at the heart of life in the Northeast for almost 200 years – goes into sleep mode in April for 18
months. (See p5 for plans.)
Without skipping a beat, the Music Hall Stepping Out programme
will be out and about till relaunch in Winter 2017. Look for the
concert series and comedy stars at HMT with gigs, concerts and
stand-up at the Lemon Tree and around the city.
However, we’ve got a fantastic new season at His Majesty’s
Theatre, Music Hall and The Lemon Tree. There’s something for
everyone but check out our top picks…
MUSICALS
CULTURE CAFÉ
Annie | Chicago | The Commitments
Alec Frank Gemill | Bozzini Quartet | Alan Spence
The music of The Commitments comes to HMT next year and heads
up our stellar line up of musicals.
Our latest season of lunchtime recitals returns with the best music
and writers to give you a relaxing hour of culture.
DRAMA
MUSIC
IT’S A MOMENTOUS TIME IN ABERDEEN’S HISTORY
An Inspector Calls | Flare Path | Breakfast at Tiffany’s
From gripping stories to hilarious comedies to early evening plays,
our drama season will have you on the edge of your seat.
DANCE
Rambert | Scottish Ballet’s Swan Lake |
Vincent and Flavia
The fantastic Vincent and Flavia return to HMT to stun audiences
with The Last Tango. A show not to be missed!
NORTHERN ARC
Duncan Chisholm | Inge Thomson | Lau
FAMILY
Peter Pan | A Ladder To The Stars | Peppa Pig
COMEDY AND SPOKEN WORD
OPERA
The Mikado
Scottish Opera and D’Oyly Carte Opera Company present the Gilbert
and Sullivan classic.
CLASSICAL
Angela Hewitt is one of the foremost pianists of her age and
completes her Bach Masterworks with The Art of Fugue in February.
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Stalwarts of rock, jazz and opera visit the Music Hall and His
Majesty’s Theatre in a packed full music programme.
Welcoming, inviting and intimate, our Northern Arc series is a
great way to experience the best traditional Scottish musicians
collaborating with international acts.
Don’t miss out on festive family fun with our ever popular panto Peter
Pan and The Lemon Tree Christmas show A Ladder To The Stars.
Image: Russell Watson, page 57
Front cover: Nicola Benedetti, page 45
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot | Gregory Porter |
Russell Watson
And much more! Take a look and book now!
Jimmy Carr | Flying Pigs | Chris Ramsey
Jimmy Carr, Flying Pigs and Chris Ramsey lead the cast of
comedians in our latest season that will have you rolling on the
floor with laughter.
MUSIC HALL STEPPING OUT
Lulu | Jason Donovan | Sarah Millican
With the historic Music Hall restoration project about to commence,
we’re still planning a programme of shows that will perform at
other venues. Look out for details through the brochure.
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£
STUDENT
TICKET
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Look out for these symbols for shows with our
new student offers on selected performances.
Available by showing a valid student card at
the box office counters.
(Standby tickets limited to 20 per
performance, to be purchased on the day.)
Look out NEW TO
SEASON
for this
symbol;
These shows have
gone onsale with
this brochure.
Music Hall Transformation
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Musicals6
Drama19
New Voices
26
Dance28
YACNE33
Family34
Creative Learning
38
Opera40
Classical41
Culture Café47
Connect49
Roots50
51
Northern Arc
Music53
59
Comedy & Spoken Word
Something Different
61
Seating Plans
62
Ticketing/venue info
64
At a glance guide
66
For behind the scenes info
and competitions follow us
/aberdeenperformingarts
@apawhatson
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STANDBY
Aberdeen Performing Arts is core funded by
Image: Northern Arc: Inge Thomson, page 51
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MUSIC HALL TRANSFORMATION
LET THE TRANSFORMATION BEGIN!
LIGHTS OOT: doors close for 18 months
INTERMISSION: let the transformation begin!
NEW LOOK MUSIC HALL REVEAL: doors open
The £7 Million Music Hall
Transformation begins
in Spring 2016. Scotland’s
national treasure – the
Music Hall – might look the
same on the outside, but
inside, expect BIG changes:
To get involved contact Charlotte Bird
Tel: 01224 337643
or email
[email protected]
aberdeenperformingarts.com
Spring 2016
2016/17
Winter 2017
Accessibility
• Level entry from Union Street
• New stairway and lift to balcony
• Better access to balcony
Transformed, dynamic spaces
• Upgraded and restored auditorium
• New creative learning studio
• New 100 seat performance space
• New box office
• New café and bar
• New conference and meeting space
• Upgraded artist accommodation
Information
• Digital information system throughout
Thanks to the ambassadors, funders, supporters and
investors who share our vision.
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RSNO with NICOLA BENEDETTI
Sat 19 March 2016 7.30pm
The final orchestral concert in the Music Hall welcomes back favourites, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra with
Scotland’s world-class violinist. Nicola Benedetti has said “I’m in!” as an Ambassador for the Music Hall £7 Million
Transformation campaign.
CONNECT:ED
Thu 31 March 2016 7.30pm, Music Hall
A night showcasing new work created with Jason Singh and Aidan O’Rourke, APA’s Associate artists for 2015/16. This
event will showcase the work that Jason and Aidan have created through the ‘Connect’ project with groups from across
Aberdeen and with each other.
YOUR HALL | YOUR STORY
Fri 1 April 2016 7.30pm
We’re building a treasure chest of Music Hall stories to pass on to the next generation. Share your story. Join us at a
drop-in coffee morning, Saturday gathering or twilight session. Work with professionals to whip your tale into shape for
performing (maybe by you!) at this event, part of the “Lights Oot” weekend before the Music Hall is transformed. See
drop-in dates on page 26.
“LIGHTS OOT” HOOTENANNY
LIGHTS OOT + STEPPING OUT
SPRING 2016 heralds an exciting “LIGHTS OOT” celebration to mark the
point when the Music Hall goes under wraps for its multi-million pound
transformation.
Sat 2 April 2016 9pm, Music Hall
Join us for the biggest and best ceilidh that the Music Hall has seen. And then, just before we turn out the lights for the
last time, we will premiere a new work written especially for the occasion entitled ‘Hibernation’.
Written by Aidan O’Rourke and Jason Singh, APA’s Associate Artists for 2015/16,
it will be the perfect dedication to the hall before it begins the next chapter of its life.
STEPPING
OUT
STEPPING OUT PROGRAMME
In 2016 and 2017, while the Music Hall is being transformed, look out for our
STEPPING OUT programme with concerts and events in sister venues, His Majesty’s
Theatre and The Lemon Tree and around the city.
YOUR HALL | YOUR CITY | YOUR STORY
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MUSICAL
“A STUNNING PRODUCTION. FABULOUS FROM BEGINNING TO END.
DESERVES TO BE ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS...”
HMT
Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 January 2016
Daily Echo
The Sound of Music
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a
magnificent new production to enchant and enthral the young
and the young at heart.
Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this
wonderfully lavish new staging of The Sound Of Music tells
the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their
romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling
escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the
Third Reich at the start of WWll.
The Sound of Music features some of the world’s most
memorable songs, including Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, DoRe-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, So Long, Farewell and of course, the
title song, The Sound of Music.
Lucy O’Byrne, fresh from her success on BBC One’s The Voice, plays
the title role of Maria. She became the competition’s runner up earlier
this year, impressing the nation and chart topper will.i.am with her
stunning vocal range. Award winning actor and TV heart-throb Gray
O’Brien plays the dashing Captain von Trapp. With a career that
has spanned over two decades, he is best loved for starring in Peak
Practice, Casualty and of course, Coronation Street.
Starring
LUCY O’BYRNE
as Maria
and
Bill Kenwright presents
A NEW PRODUCTION OF
GRAY O’BRIEN
as Captain von Trapp
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Suggested by ‘The Trapp Family Singers’ by Maria Augusta Trapp Presented by
special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe www.rnh.com
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £37.50 - £18.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £45.50 - £40.50 inc. bf
HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off all other performances
DISCOUNTS
ACCESS
10OFF £5OFF £2OFF
£
APA FRIENDS
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
6
EARLY GROUPS
SCHOOLS
OFFER
GROUPS 8+
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
Audio described & captioned:
Sat 16 January 2016 2.30pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour).
Signed Thu 14 January 2016
7.30pm.
CAP
Photos include previous cast
Music by
Lyrics by
RICHARD
OSCAR
RODGERS HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by
HOWARD and RUSSEL
LINDSAY CROUSE
USSEL
OUSE
THE AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL
HMT
Monday 1 - Saturday 6 February 2016
Hairspray
The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is touring the
UK with a brand new production, guaranteed to have you
dancing the night away!
It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big
hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her
dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition
makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found
fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin
along the way!
With an all-star cast to be announced, Hairspray is an
irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days
- let your hair down and book now!
Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
MUSICAL
ND.
HHHHH
What’s On Stage
Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of
Music Theatre International of New York
HHHHH
“As light and bouncy as a bubble of gum”
Observer
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £47 - £18 inc. bf R
Premium seats £56 - £46 inc. bf
HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances
DISCOUNTS
4
£ OFF
APA FRIENDS
SCHOOLS
OFFER
3
£ OFF
GROUPS 8+
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
ACCESS
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
Audio described & captioned:
Sat 6 February 2016, 2.30pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour).
Signed Thu 4 February 2016,
7.30pm
CAP
Photography from the 2015 UK Tour company
‘THE ULTIMATE
FEEL-GOOD SHOW’
Guardian
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MUSICAL
HMT
Tuesday 9 - Saturday 13 February 2016
BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS
The Glenn Miller
Story
It’s been seventy years since Glenn Miller vanished over the
English Channel as he flew to Paris to entertain the troops
during the Second World War. Did he crash? Was he shot down?
Will the mystery ever be solved?
Music legend Tommy Steele, Britain’s first rock n’ roll icon who
became our greatest ever song and dance man, commands
the stage as only a very great star can in this extraordinary
tale of the world’s most famous big band leader, featuring a
spectacular 16 piece orchestra plus a full supporting company
of sensational performers and dazzling choreography.
Playing the big band era hits In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade,
Chattanooga Choo Choo and many more.
Tommy’s legendary career boasts countless hit singles,
Hollywood movie hits and award-winning stage musical hits
such as Half a Sixpence, Hans Andersen and Singin’ in the Rain
at the London Palladium, where he was recently honoured
with a prestigious plaque celebrating the fact that he remains
the theatre’s most successful ever star.
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £36.50 - £18.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £41.50 - £35.50 inc. bf
HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances
DISCOUNTS
ACCESS
2FOR1 £5OFF £2OFF
APA FRIENDS
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
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BRITAIN’S GREATEST SONG AND DANCE MAN
RETURNS IN A WONDERFUL NEW MUSICAL!
EARLY GROUPS
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
GROUPS 8+
Audio described & captioned:
Sat 13 February 2016 2.30pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour).
Signed Thu 11 February 2016,
7.30pm
CAP
“HE REMAINS A VERY
GREAT STAR”
FEATURING
A SPECTACULAR
16 PIECE
STRA
ORCHESAT
IONAL
PLUS SEN
PERFORMERS
AND DAZZLING
CHOREOGRAPHY
DAILY EXPRESS
Phoenix Theatre presents
Wednesday 24 Saturday 27 February 2016
PHOENIX THEATRE PRESENTS
Legally Blonde
For our 25th anniversary, Phoenix Theatre is delighted to
present the North-east Amateur Premiere of the award-winning
musical comedy Legally Blonde.
Perennially perky, Elle Woods is a girl who loves to be pampered
and shop for the latest all-pink outfits (and matching handbags,
of course). But don’t let this seemingly ditsy fashionista fool
you, this sorority sister is smarter than she seems and doesn’t
take “no” for an answer. So, when her boyfriend dumps her
for someone “more serious”, Elle sets out to win him back by
putting down the credit card and hitting the books. Ready to
revamp her image, Elle goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has
gone before: Harvard Law School!
With a fantastic score, the show moves at breakneck speed from
the sorority house to the halls of justice, where the daredevil in
high heels defends a workout-queen in a murder trial, defying
the odds and proving that pink can save the day! Along the
way, our heroine (who has the cutest sidekick in the world, her
Chihuahua, Bruiser) proves that being yourself and going after
what you want never goes out of style.
From the awesome opening number, Omigod You Guys, to the
fabulous finale, it’s sheer entertainment all the way!
Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £30 - £24 inc. bf R
HAPA Friends £2 off
DISCOUNTS
2
£ OFF
APA FRIENDS
2
£ OFF
MUSICAL
HMT
Music & Lyrics by
Laurence O’Keefe
and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Based on the novel by
Amanda Brown
and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
motion picture
This amateur production is presented by
arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. on behalf
of Music Theatre International of New York
CONCESSIONS
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MUSICAL
HMT
Monday 29 February Saturday 5 March 2016
Priscilla Queen
of the Desert
Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party,
Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical returns to
Aberdeen in 2016 due to overwhelming popular demand!
Based on the smash-hit movie, the feel-good international
hit sensation Priscilla is the heart-warming, uplifting
adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered
old bus searching for love and friendship and end up
finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a
dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of
dancefloor classics including, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally,
Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and
I Love The Nightlife, rush to get your tickets today for this
wildly fresh and funny hit musical that will take you on a
journey to the heart of FABULOUS!
PRISCILLA is
“HUGELY ENTERTAINING ...INSANELY GLITZY”
Daily Telegraph
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £42.50 - £20.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £50.50 - £41.50 inc. bf
HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off (Tue-Thu performances)
DISCOUNTS
4
£ OFF
APA FRIENDS
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
10
5
£ OFF
EARLY GROUPS
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
ACCESS
2
£ OFF
GROUPS 6+
Audio described & captioned:
Sat 5 March 2016 2.30pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour).
CAP
MUSICAL
HMT
Tuesday 29 March Saturday 2 April 2016
Avenue Q
Winner of the Tony Awards ‘Triple Crown’ for Best Musical, Best
Score and Best Book,
Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.
Following five years in the west end and sell-out runs
worldwide (packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political
incorrectness) this hugely entertaining show will be causing
mayhem in Aberdeen as part of it’s smash hit UK wide tour.
Created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez (Co-creator of Book
of Mormon and writer of the songs for Disney’s Frozen)
Avenue Q is an irresistibly charming musical which tells the
story of the loveable characters on a downtown New York
street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues.
Hilarious, cheeky and uproariously entertaining, with a
terrific batch of songs performed by a cast of hugely talented
performers and puppets, Avenue Q is the musical like no
other. So don’t let your life suck – book your tickets today!
HHHHH
“You’d be a muppet to miss it!”
Edinburgh Evening News
Tue - Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Tickets £36.50 - £19.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £41.50 - £31.50 inc. bf
HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances
DISCOUNTS
2FOR1 £5OFF £2OFF
APA FRIENDS
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
EARLY GROUPS
SCHOOLS
OFFER
Sunday Times
ACCESS
GROUPS 8+
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
Audio described & captioned:
Sat 2 April 2016 2.30pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour).
Signed Thu 31 March 2016 7.30pm.
“The best
musical of
the decade”
CAP
“AVENUE Q WAS
AMAZEBALLS FACE STILL HURTS
FROM LAUGHING SO MUCH KICKING
OURSELVES FOR NOT SEEING IT YEARS AGO!”
“The
funniest
thing I have
ever seen”
Kiss FM
DON’T LET YOUR LIFE SUCK
- BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
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MUSICAL
HMT
Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 April 2016
Guys and Dolls
Direct from the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End, this highlyacclaimed and “Exhilarating” (The Guardian) production
hailed as “The greatest golden-age musical of them all” (The
Times) heads to Aberdeen.
The sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub
singers will leave you “Walking on air” (Daily Telegraph) with a
glorious evening featuring some of Broadway’s greatest showstopping tunes, including Luck be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’
the Boat and My Time of Day. With dazzling choreography by
world-renowned Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta and Andrew
Wright (Singin’ In the Rain and Barnum), and direction from New
York’s Gordon Greenberg, this “Production leaves the whole
audience purring with pleasure” (The Times)
Don’t leave it to lady luck! Guys and Dolls plays at His Majesty’s
Theatre from 5 April 2016 for 1 week only.
Book now!
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £42.50 - £20.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £50.50 - £40.50 inc. bf
HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off Wed/Thu performances
DISCOUNTS
£ OFF
4
£ OFF
5*
£ OFF
APA FRIENDS
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
12
ACCESS
5
£ OFF
2
SCHOOLS
OFFER
GROUPS 10+
CONCESSIONS
6
GROUPS 20+
Audio described & captioned:
Sat 9 April 2016 2.30pm, CAP
£ OFF
GROUPS 40+
(preceded by Touch Tour).
Signed Thu 7 April 2016
£
7.30pm.
STUDENT
STANDBY
* £5 concession Wed/Thu matinees only
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NEW TO
SEASON
Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 April 2016
ABERDEEN STUDENT CHARITIES’ CAMPAIGN PRESENTS
Michty Mia!
MUSICAL
HMT
Michty Mia! the hilarious doric parody brought to you by
Aberdeen Student Show.
A local lass is ready to say I do but putting a downer on her big
day is the fact that she won’t have her dad to walk her down
the aisle. After rummaging for some skeletons in her mother’s
closet she comes across some unusual surprises that she wants
to discover more about.
Will she find he da’ to walk her doon the aisle? Will her mam be
happy to have her past paraded down the aisle? Will there be a
happily ever after?
Come and enjoy the 95th Student Show to find oot!
Wed & Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Tickets £25.50 - £19 inc. bf
DISCOUNTS
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
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MUSICAL
HMT
Monday 9 - Saturday 14 May 2016
Annie
“A Cracking New Production” (Newcastle Chronicle) of Annie,
the world’s favourite family musical, comes to Aberdeen for
one week only, starring acclaimed actress, comedienne and
panto star; Elaine C Smith (Rab C Nesbitt, Burdz Eye View) as
the tyrannical Miss Hannigan!
Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave
young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment
at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real
parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend
Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver
Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches
a plan to spoil Annie’s search.
With its award-winning book and score, this stunning musical
“pulls out all the stops” (The Northern Echo) and includes
the unforgettable songs Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t
Need Anything But You and Tomorrow. “A show no one should
miss” (Daily Post) – you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll
love it!
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £42.50 - £20.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £50.50 - £41.50 inc. bf
Family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children excl. Fri/Sat) £5 off per ticket
HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances
DISCOUNTS
4
£ OFF
APA FRIENDS
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
14
5
£ OFF
EARLY GROUPS
SCHOOLS
OFFER
ACCESS
2
£ OFF
GROUPS 8+
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
Audio described & captioned:
Sat 14 May 2016 2.30pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour).
Signed Thu 12 May 2016 7.30pm.
CAP
T H E L E G E N D A R Y 8 0 s M U S I C A L S E N S AT I O N R E T U R N S
Monday 20 - Saturday 25 June 2016
Footloose
Everybody Cut Loose as the explosive Rock ‘n’ Roll
musical Footloose bursts on to the stage in 2016.
Based on the 1980s riveting screen sensation, which took
the world by storm with its youthful spirit, dazzling dance
and electrifying music. Footloose tells the story of city boy
Ren who has to move to a rural backwater in America where
dancing is banned. All hell breaks out as Ren breaks loose and
soon has the whole town up on it’s feet.
With a dynamic cast, this fast-paced show is not only packed
full of amazing dance but serves up some classic 80s hits,
including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear
it for the Boy and of course the unforgettable title track
Footloose.
Starring Gareth Gates
as Willard.
This four-time Tony
Award nominee musical
is not to be missed.
“IT’S A BLAST”
METRO*
“ O U T S TA N D I N G ”
MUSICAL
HMT
B I R M I N G H A M M A I L*
S TA R R I N G
GARETH
G AT E S
“The happiest most electrifying show go now”Sky News*
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £36.50 - £17.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £46.50 - £41.50 inc. bf
HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off all other performances
DISCOUNTS
10OFF £5OFF £2OFF
£
APA FRIENDS
SCHOOLS
OFFER
GROUPS 8+
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
F E AT U R I N G T H E C L A S S I C H I T S O N G S ;
H O L D I N G O U T F O R A H E R O A L M O ST PA R A D I S E L E T ’ S H E A R I T F O R T H E B OY
A N D O F C O U R S E T H E U N F O R G E T TA B L E T I T L E T R A C K F O O T L O O S E
ACCESS
CONCESSIONS
Audio described & captioned:
Sat 25 June 2016 2.30pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour).
Signed Thu 23 June 2016
7.30pm.
CAP
*Reviews from previous production
FO OT LO O S E T H E M U S I C A L P re s e n te d by s p e c i a l a r ra n g e m e n t w i t h R & H Th e a t r i c a l s E u ro p e
S t a g e A d a p t a t i o n b y D E A N P I T C H F O R D a n d WA LT E R B O B B I E B a s e d o n t h e O r i g i n a l S c r e e n p l a y b y D E A N P I T C H F O R D
T O M S N O W Ly r i c s b y D E A N P I T C H F O R D A d d i t i o n a l M u s i c b y E R I C C A R M E N , S A M M Y H A G A R , K E N N Y L O G G I N S a n d J I M S T E I N M A N
Directed by R AC KY P L E WS Designed by S A R A P E R K S Musical Supervisor M A R K C R O S S L A N D
P r o d u c e d b y D AV I D H U T C H I N S O N a n d P H I L L I P R O W N T R E E f o r S E L L A D O O R T H E AT R E C O M PA N Y a n d T R I S TA N B A K E R
a n d C H A R L I E PA R S O N S f o r R U N AWAY E N T E R TA I N M E N T. I t i s p r e s e n t e d b y a r r a n g e m e n t w i t h R & H T H E AT R I C A L S E U R O P E .
Music by
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MUSICAL
NEW TO
SEASON
HMT
Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 July 2016
Jackie The Musical
Once there was a time with no mobiles, no online dating and no
Facebook, when teenage girls waited with bated breath by the
letterbox for their weekly issue of Jackie Magazine.
In Jackie The Musical we revisit those heady days, and tell the
story of a recent divorcée who seeks advice once more from the
pages of her old Jackie annuals.
The quizzes, the fashion tips, the ‘do’s and don’ts on first date’
and above all the Cathy and Claire problem pages are all eagerly
devoured by our plucky heroine as she revisits the dizzy world
of the teen bible. With her ex and a handsome new guy in tow,
the valuable lessons she learnt as a girl begin to influence her
future and Jackie discovers the one person in control of her
life is... her.
Starring Janet Dibley (The Two of Us, EastEnders, Fat Friends)
Jackie The Musical is accompanied by a pulsating sound
track of classic 70’s hits. Thrill once more to the unmistakable
sounds of pop idols Donny Osmond, David Cassidy, Marc Bolan
and many more. Written by Mike James and directed by Anna
Linstrum, with original choreography by Arlene Phillips, this
fun and feisty night out is a must see.
Age guidance 12+
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £35.50 - £18.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £40.50 - £37.50 inc. bf
HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances
DISCOUNTS
2FOR1 £5OFF £2OFF
APA FRIENDS
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
16
EARLY GROUPS
GROUPS 8+
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
Jackie ® © DC Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2016
RICHARD O’BRIEN’S
MUSICAL
LIAM TAMNE
STARRING
(Phantom of the Opera, The Voice)
HMT
NEW TO
SEASON
AS FRANK N FURTER
HMT
Wednesday 24 - Saturday 27 August 2016
Monday 5 - Saturday 10 September 2016
THE LYRIC PRESENTS
Rocky Horror Show
Made in Dagenham The Musical
NEW TO
SEASON
THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE ROCK N ROLL MUSICAL
DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER LUSCOMBE
Following a record-breaking worldwide tour Richard O’Brien’s classic is ready to thrill you
once again.
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 Rocky Horror Show is a
non-stop party!
Be warned, this show has rude parts!
Book by RICHARD BEAN Music by DAVID ARNOLD Lyrics by RICHARD THOMAS
Based on the Woolley/Karlsen/Number 9 Motion Picture
Financed by the BBC, BMS Film Finance, BFI and Lip Sync Productions. Directed by Nigel Cole.
Screenplay by William Ivory. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made In Dagenham is an uplifting new
British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.
Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each day Rita O’Grady is just trying to get
her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time.
But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the stitching room
of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’. Rita then finds
the confidence to lead her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption
of the Union supposed to protect them. This show is sure to have you laughing, crying and
remembering that it’s only right to stand up for what you believe in.
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“Still the sexiest & funniest show in town” Evening Standard
HHHHH
“Fresh, subversive, essential” Daily Telegraph Sept 2015
Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm
Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri/Sat 5pm & 8.30pm
Tickets £30 - £24 inc. bf CG
HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off other performances
Tickets £38.50 - £20.50 inc. bf Premium seats £45.50 - £25.50 inc. bf CGR
HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off other performances
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
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MUSICAL
HMT
NEW TO
SEASON
Monday 26 September - Saturday 1 October 2016
Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 March 2017
Chicago
The Commitments
“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near
and dear to our hearts”…so begins the international award winning Broadway and West End
musical, Chicago, which comes to His Majesty’s Theatre for one week only starring West End
and Eastenders actor John Partridge (Cats, A Chorus Line, Miss Saigon, Starlight Express) as Billy
Flynn and X Factor winner and real life prison warden Sam Bailey as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton!!
Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her
lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from
death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.
Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer
Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. With 6 Tony,
2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago truly is “The sharpest, slickest
show on the block” The Times.
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HMT
NEW TO
SEASON
The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally
successful, record breaking two year run in London’s West End, The Commitments is based
on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.
The Commitments received universal critical acclaim following its London World Premiere
and was quickly hailed as a smash hit musical sensation. With over 20 soul classics performed
live on stage including: Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High, In
The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The
Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can’t Turn
You Loose and more!
The Commitments musical has been adapted from the novel by Booker prize winning author
Roddy Doyle himself and is directed by award-winning Jamie Lloyd.
“still the sexiest most sensational musical”Sunday Express
HHHH “This hugely enjoyable show touches the sublime.
Wonderfully funny” Daily Telegraph
Mon - Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £41.50 - £19.50 inc. bf Premium seats £51.50 - £45.50 inc. bf CGR
HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off other performances
Tickets £45.50 - £21.50 inc. bf Premium seats £55.50 - £52.50 inc. bf CGSR
HAPA Friends £10 off opening night £4 off other performances
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 January 2016
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S
DRAMA
HMT
A Murder is
Announced:
A Miss Marple Mystery
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon.
Directed & designed by Michael Lunney.
Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to present a
lavish new production of a classic Miss Marple mystery.
“A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October
the thirteenth, at little Paddocks – at six-thirty p.m.”
The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an
advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this
coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock.
Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed
time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss
Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and
events to solve the mystery of the killer...
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £28.50 - £18.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £33.50 - £28.50 inc. bf
HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances
DISCOUNTS
ACCESS
2FOR1 2FOR1 £5OFF
APA FRIENDS
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
EARLY GROUPS
SCHOOLS
OFFER
GROUPS 8+
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
Audio described & captioned:
Sat 30 January 2016 2.30pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour).
Signed Thu 28 January 2016 7.30pm.
CAP
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DRAMA
HMT
The National Theatre Production
Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 March 2016
An Inspector Calls
VOTED SCOTLAND’S FAVOURITE PLAY*
From Stephen Daldry, the Oscar nominated Director of The
Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliot, comes the multi awardwinning West End production of J.B. Priestley’s classic
thriller, An Inspector Calls.
Hailed as the theatrical event of our generation winning
more awards than any other play in history, this landmark
production from the National Theatre has thrilled audiences
in the West End, on Broadway and throughout the world with
its epic and wildly imaginative staging, raw emotion, evocative
score, lashing rain and chilling suspense.
When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous
Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered
by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His
startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives
and challenge us all to examine our consciences.
J.B. Priestley’s
Classic Thriller
Directed by
Stephen Daldry
HHHHH
“Superbly tense. Breathtaking daring
& faultless execution”Daily Telegraph
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £30.50 - £20.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £35.50 - £30.50 inc. bf
HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances
HHHHH
‘VISUALLY ASTONISHING’ 
DAILY EXPRESS
DISCOUNTS
ACCESS
2FOR1 2FOR1 £5OFF
APA FRIENDS
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
20
EARLY GROUPS
SCHOOLS
OFFER
GROUPS 8+
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
Audio described & captioned:
Sat 12 March 2016 2.30pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour).
Signed Thu 10 March 2016 7.30pm.
CAP
ETT’s ‘My Favourite Play’ Survey 2011
*
DRAMA
NEW TO
SEASON
HMT
Tuesday 15 - Saturday 19 March 2016
THE ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY &
BIRDSONG PRODUCTIONS LTD PRESENT TERENCE RATTIGAN’S
Flare Path
Epic wartime romance
Set in 1942, against a backdrop of heartache and quiet
bravery, Flare Path paints an evocative portrait of life in
wartime Britain for the RAF bomber crews, their wives and
sweethearts, who were left awaiting their return.
RAF pilot Teddy and his wife, former actress Patricia, have
their marriage tested to the limit by the surprise arrival of her
ex-lover Peter Kyle.
Highly charged drama with a truly authentic taste of the fear,
camaraderie and passion combine when an unexpected and
dangerous mission over Germany puts Patricia at the centre of
an emotional conflict as unpredictable as the war in the skies.
This major revival comes from the producers behind the hit
touring production of Birdsong.
“I was very moved by this play. It is a masterpiece”
Winston Churchill
HHHH
“A terrific play, perfectly constructed”
Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £29.50 - £19.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £34.50 - £29.50 inc. bf
HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
EARLY GROUPS
SCHOOLS
OFFER
DIRECTED BY
JUSTIN
AUDIBERT
HHHH
I COMMEND IT HEARTILY.”
Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph
ACCESS
2FOR1 2FOR1 £5OFF
APA FRIENDS
TERENCE RATTIGAN’S
“A RALLYING-CRY FOR DECENCY AND HOME-FRONT HEROISM.
Libbly Purves, TheatreCat
DISCOUNTS
From the producers of the critically acclaimed BIRDSONG
GROUPS 8+
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
Audio described & captioned:
Sat 19 March 2016 2.30pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour).
Signed Thu 17 March 2016 7.30pm.
CAP
Photos of 2015 cast
The Guardian
The Daily Mail
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DRAMA
HMT
Thursday 24 - Saturday 26 March 2016
Canned Laughter
It’s the late 1970s and funny men Alec, Angus and Rory are
one of Scotland’s top comedy acts.
And now they’re hitting the big time - top of the bill at HMT
Aberdeen - and it looks like they’re getting a TV show. This
comedy trio are riding high and nothing’s going to stop them.
Fast forward to today and the three find themselves
together again for the first time in decades. What happened
to break the group up? Will they be able to put their past
differences behind them? And why do they still care who
gets the biggest laugh?
Starring Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott this
brand new comedy written and directed by Ed Curtis (I
Dreamed A Dream, Never Forget, Jolson & Co) tells a tale of
friendship, ambition and regret. And of course laughter - lots
and lots of laughter.
BOOK EARLY FOR THE FUNNIEST PLAY IN 2016!
Thu - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £32.50 - £27.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £42.50 inc. bf
HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances
DISCOUNTS
2FOR1 £10OFF £2OFF
APA FRIENDS
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
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EARLY GROUPS
SCHOOLS
OFFER
GROUPS 8+
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
DRAMA
HMT
Monday 2 - Saturday 7 May 2016
COLIN INGRAM AND PETER KANE PRESENT
A CURVE LEICESTER PRODUCTION
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Based on the novel by Truman Capote
Adaptor Richard Greenberg
Director Nikolai Foster
Designer Matthew Wright
Music Grant Olding
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the classic tale of Holly Golightly written
by Truman Capote and so memorably portrayed by Audrey
Hepburn in the iconic 1961 film, is being given a new lease of
life as a stage play with music in a sparkling, sophisticated
production starring the award-winning Verity Rushworth (Best
Scene Soap Awards 2015 for Emmerdale, The Sound of Music,
Hairspray) as Holly.
Adapted by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony and Olivier Awardwinning playwright Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai
Foster, this tale of vivacious, good-time girl Holly Golightly and
her fantastical existence in 1940s New York City, is told through
the eyes of a young writer, completely fascinated by this
exquisite extrovert who every woman wants to be, and every
man wants to be with.
With memorable songs from the era, this stylish production
is set to capture the hearts of audiences and sparkle like a
diamond in a Tiffany’s window.
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £32.50 - £22.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £37.50 - £32.50 inc. bf
HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night £4 off all other performances
DISCOUNTS
ACCESS
2FOR1 2FOR1 £5OFF
APA FRIENDS
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
EARLY GROUPS
SCHOOLS
OFFER
GROUPS 8+
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
Audio described & captioned:
Sat 7 May 2016 2.30pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour).
Signed Thu 5 May 2016 7.30pm.
CAP
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DRAMA
DRAMA
PICK UP A LEMON TREE BROCHURE FOR
FULL DETAILS AND MORE SHOWS!
Aberdeen Performing Arts and
Oran Mor present
Thursday 14 - Saturday 16 January 2016
It’s better
when you go
TOGETHER!
APA YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS
THE LIFE
TO COME
Friday 29 - Sunday 31 January 2016
MANIPULATE
Saturday 6 February 2016
TAILOR OF
INVERNESS
Not enough drama
in your life?
Top up after work.
MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR
FRIENDS ARE PART OF THE
EXCITEMENT OF LIVE SHOWS
AND GIGS!
Whether it’s a school trip, work’s night out,
girly giggle or family treat, it’s a case of the
more the merrier as far as we’re concerned.
To take advantage of our great
Groups offers get in touch today!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint - a tasty bite, your
favourite tipple and top new theatre.
To arrange a Group booking
email: [email protected]
or call 01224 337605
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om
Festive Dinner
Festive Lunch
Winter Spiced Butternut Squash soup (v)
Smoked Duck Breast with Fig Chutney & Seasonal Salad
Sweet Sliced Melon with Plump Prawns & Creamed Celeriac
Main Courses
Scotch Beef Rib Eye Steak with a Pink Peppercorn
& Grainy Mustard Sauce (supplement)
Shetland Isles Salmon Fillet with a Pine Kernel Pesto Crust
Roast Aberdeenshire Turkey with Festive Trimmings
Nut Roast with Festive Trimmings (v)
Soup of the Day
Chicken Liver Parfait
Melon and Prawn Cocktail
Vegetable Tartlet (v)
Starters
Starters
Main Courses
Scampi and Fries
Steak Pie and Mashed Potato
Roast Aberdeenshire Turkey with Festive Trimmings
Nut Roast with Festive Trimmings (v)
Desserts
Desserts
Warm Chocolate Brownie with Crème Fraiche & Caramel Sauce
Classic Christmas pudding served with Vanilla Custard and Cream
Cheese Plate served with Locally Made Oatcakes
Sticky Toffee Pudding with warm caramel sauce and cream
Festive Pannacotta with winter berries and a red berry coulis
Selection of ice creams
1 course £12 | 2 courses £16 | 3 courses £20
1 course £8 | 2 courses £12 | 3 courses £16
Festive Kids Menu
Festive Afternoon Tea
Tomato soup (v) or Sweet Sliced Melon or Garlic Bread
Served Tue - Sat 12 - 4pm, Sun 11am - 4 pm
Starters
Main Courses
Sandwiches
Mini-burgers with vegetables and Baked Potato or
homemade Potato Wedges
Chicken goujons with vegetables and Baked Potato or
homemade Potato Wedges
Roast Turkey with Festive Trimmings
Nut Roast with Festive Trimmings (v)
Smoked salmon and cream cheese
Turkey and stuffing
Cheese and festive chutney
Desserts
Cakes • Tray bakes
Mini mince pies • Festive scones
Warm Chocolate Brownie or Ice Cream
Soft Drink • Activity Pack
1 course £7 | 2 courses £11 | 3 courses £14
Savouries
Sausage Rolls • Cheese Puffs
Sweet
Make your festive booking now on 01224 337677
email: [email protected]
or online at aberdeenperformingarts.com
£10 per person
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:NEW VOICES:
:NEW TALENT:
:NEW THEATRE:
Alongside our usual Scratch Nights and Artist
Exchanges, our New Voices: New Talent: New
Theatre strand celebrates the closure of the
Music Hall and provides you with the opportunity
of getting involved. The stories and memories
we’re gathering over the coming months will
influence the new work we’ll create while the
building is closed, as well as informing our plans
for the future.
Supported by
We look forward to hearing your story.
MUSIC HALL
Throughout the winter, as we prepare to transform the Music Hall in Spring 2016 (see p4), we’re
gathering stories and memories from those who have stood on its stage, sat in its dark warmth or
worked behind the scenes over the decades to celebrate our national treasure.
Some will weave their way into the last night’s performance before the transformation begins.
Others might appear on our website, in print or become part of our story bank – a digital legacy to
share with future generations.
WHAT’S YOUR STORY OR MEMORY OF THE MUSIC HALL?
First date, best concert, magic moment? We’d love to hear your memories and share them with
an audience. If your story is selected to be part of the last night in the Music Hall we’ll help you
perform it yourself or we’ll perform it for you.
TALK: Come to a drop-in date and tell us your story. It should take no more than 5 minutes to tell.
WRITE: Email an outline of your story to [email protected] It should be
no more than 500 words. Stories must be true. (As far as you know.)
Deadline 1 March 2016.
DROP-IN DATES - MUSIC HALL CAFÉ:
10am - 12 noon, Wed 9 or Sat 12 Dec 2015 | Wed 20 or Sat 23 Jan 2016 | Wed 10 or Sat 13 Feb 2016
6pm - 8pm, Tue 19 Jan or Tue 9 Feb 2016
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SCAN HERE TO
FIND OUT MORE
YOUR HALL | YOUR STORY
| YOUR HALL |
| YOUR STORY |
| THE PERFORMANCE |
Friday 1 April 2016 7.30pm
Tell your story as part of the “Lights
Oot” celebration as the Music Hall goes
under wraps for transformation. It’s
one of the last performances in the
Music Hall as we know it. And you could
be in it! See page 5 for other events.
BE PART OF HISTORY
SCRATCH NIGHTS
Thursday 28 January 2016
THE LEMON TREE
7.30pm
Stars in Their Eyes
Tonight who are you going to be? Share with us your
talent show act, your superstar dreams, the person you
most want to be.
£5.50
Script submission to the Stars in Their Eyes Scratch Night
is open to anyone with each script being no longer than
ten minutes and written for between one and three actors.
Contact [email protected]
for details.
Deadline: Monday 11 January 2016, 5pm
ARTIST EXCHANGE:
Akiha Den Den
You can hear me. I know you can. I need your help.
Our Artist Exchange is with writer Neil Cargill and musician and composer Simon James of black
channels. Between them Neil and Simon are creating an exciting new radio drama series with links to the
North-east called Akiha Den Den. Akiha Den Den is a strange abandoned community whose mysterious
transmissions have been picked up by radio ham Mr Cuttings. Words and music cut through the night like
an arrow through thick fog. Someone, somewhere, is trying to contact you. Listen carefully – it may be the
last voice you ever hear.
Thursday 4 February 2016 7pm
Tonight we’ll be presenting a pilot episode of Akiha Den Den. This is your first opportunity to experience
transmissions from this other world all accompanied by a live synthesiser performance by Simon James. If
you’re a budding writer or musician we’ll also be sharing ways you can get involved with future episodes.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT
Image credit LuckyLouie
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DANCE
HMT
Wednesday 20 Saturday 23 January 2016
SCOTTISH BALLET
Cinderella
Next winter discover the enchanted, sparkling world of
Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella, in the European
premiere of this most beloved fairy tale.
In her grief, the young Cinderella plants a rose at her mother’s
graveside. When her father remarries, the future seems bleaker
than ever. Her wicked stepmother is intent on pushing aside
kind and beautiful Cinderella in favour of her two nasty step
sisters. The course of true love never did run smooth but
Cinderella does meet her prince and romance blossoms.
Acclaimed New Zealand designer Tracy Grant Lord’s
luxurious costumes and extravagant sets create a glittering
fantasy world peopled with characters that are touching,
funny and real. Dazzling against the light and dark of
Prokofiev’s powerful score, this ravishing interpretation of the
timeless rags-to-riches romance is everything you could wish
for and more.
The Scottish Ballet Orchestra accompanies live, performing
the world famous Prokofiev score. Photograph by Nisbet Wylie.
FAMILY INSIGHT Sat 23 January 11am
Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2pm
Tickets £31.50 - £13.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £41.50 - £37.50 inc. bf
Family ticket £62 inc. bf (Wed/Thu eve only)
HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances
DISCOUNTS
4
£ OFF
2
£
£ OFF
APA FRIENDS
£ OFF
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CONCESSIONS
2
GROUPS 8+
10
STUDENT
STANDBY
BALLET CAFE Wed 20 January 2pm
Take part in a gentle beginners’ dance session, listen to an
illustrated talk and chat over a cup of tea and cake.
FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS Book online
ACCESS
Audio described:
Sat 23 January 2016 2pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour).
Learn about the characters, story and costumes in a way that
will appeal to both young and old. Age 6+.
Tickets £5.50/£3.50 concession.
CAP
Thu 21 January 6.30pm (focus on dance)
Fri 22 January 6.30pm (focus on music)
DANCE
HMT
Wednesday 17 - Friday 19 February 2016
Rambert
The Three Dancers
plus other works
Rambert presents a triple bill full of passion, drama, worldclass dancing and live music.
Love, desire and betrayal are the ingredients of the shocking
true story which inspired a Picasso masterpiece. Now Rambert
springs the painting from the canvas to the stage, bringing to
life the artist’s vivid Cubist imagery and the themes of ecstasy
and doom which haunt his work. Choreographed by Didy
Veldman, The 3 Dancers features music by leading Australian
composer Elena Kats-Chernin.
Two lovers meet by moonlight in Transfigured Night. Their
confrontation is shown from different points of view, revealing
their hopes, fears and secrets. Created by two-time Olivieraward winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup, it is a dramatic
love story through virtuosic dancing to Schoenberg’s achingly
beautiful score.
The programme is completed by Frames, an inventive, visually
arresting piece by dancemaker Alexander Whitley. 12 performers
skilfully manipulate 70 interlocking metal bars, forming shapes,
structures and spaces which, quite literally, frame their dancing
in a different light.
HHHH
”Celebratory and
uplifting - wow!”
The Herald (on Frames)
Wed - Fri 7.30pm
Tickets £25 - £17 inc. bf R
HAPA Friends 2 for 1
DISCOUNTS
2FOR1 £5OFF £3OFF
APA FRIENDS
GROUPS 8+
CONCESSIONS
SCHOOLS
OFFER
Photo: Tristram Kenton
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DANCE
HMT
Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 April 2016
SCOTTISH BALLET
Swan Lake
World Premiere
Scottish Ballet’s breathtaking production of Swan Lake is set
to enchant a whole new generation with an imaginative retelling of the timeless tale.
Swan Lake portrays the love story of Siegfried and the beautiful
swan queen Odette. As fate has it, Siegfried betrays Odette as
he mistakenly declares his love for Odile, the dark seductress.
Eventually Odette forgives Siegfried, but the trust between
them has been broken and Siegfried is forced to face life
without her forever.
Choreographed by the award-winning British dance maker
David Dawson, Swan Lake will demonstrate his visceral and
daring work which has made him one of the most innovative
dance makers working in classical ballet today.
With ethereal and stylish sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s
iconic score performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra,
don’t miss the Company’s first tour of this classic ballet in
over 20 years.
“Dawson takes the classical steps and bends them in a way
that perfectly appeals to a modern audience.” The Telegraph
Wed - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2pm
Tickets £31.50 - £17.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £41.50 inc. bf Family ticket £62 inc. bf*
HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances
DISCOUNTS
4
£ OFF
SCHOOLS
OFFER
£
APA FRIENDS
30
2
£ OFF
GROUPS 8+
10
STUDENT
STANDBY
*
2
£ OFF
Wed/Thu eve only
INSIGHT Sat 30 April 2016 11am
Hear all about the ideas and inspiration behind David
Dawson’s choreography; and the set and costume
designs for his new production of Swan Lake.
This insight offers the fascinating experience of watching
the Company taking class on stage and, time permitting,
talking to one of the dancers about their career.
Tickets £5.50/£3.50 concession. Age 12+
FREE PRE-SHOW TALKS
Book online
Thu 28 April 2016 6.30pm (focus on dance)
Fri 29 April 2016 6.30pm (focus on music)
CONCESSIONS
Photograph by David Eustace
DANCE
HMT
Monday 13 - Saturday 18 June 2016
Vincent & Flavia:
The Last Tango
Fresh from their sell-out hit shows Midnight Tango and Dance
’Til Dawn, Strictly superstars Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace
have created their most moving production yet as they
prepare to dance in their final ever theatre tour.
Twenty years of dancing together has seen them become
Strictly Come Dancing favourites, World Dance title-holders,
create and star in their own West End productions – but now
it is finally time for the nation’s best loved Argentine Tango
Champions to say goodbye to the stage in a thrilling, new, live
performance.
Don’t miss your last chance to see this beautiful couple do
what they do best live, in an intimate, passionate and explosive
experience – it’s time for The Last Tango.
HHHH “Star presence and poise
danced with exuberant delight”
The Independent (on Midnight Tango)
Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £40.50 - £19.50 inc. bf R
Premium seats £48.50 - £43.50 inc. bf
HAPA Friends £4 off opening night £2 off all other performances
DISCOUNTS
4
£ OFF
APA FRIENDS
2
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
2
£ OFF
GROUPS 8+
ACCESS
Audio described & captioned:
Sat 18 June 2016 2.30pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour).
CAP
5
£
STUDENT
STANDBY
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DANCE
MH
Sunday 28 February 2016
Brendan Cole
A Night to Remember
Always a sell out in Aberdeen, Strictly
Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole is once
again set to dazzle audiences across
the UK with his latest show A Night to
Remember.
Brendan, one of Strictly Come Dancing’s
most charismatic choreographers and
performers, wlll host throughout as he
leads his cast on a journey of music and
dance in a spectacular night of theatrical
entertainment.
Loaded with ballroom magic and Latin
excitement, Brendan’s newest live music
and dance extravaganza will be 2016’s
must see show!
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HMT
Wednesday 29 June - Saturday 2 July 2016
NEW TO
SEASON
SCOTT SCHOOL OF DANCING PRESENTS
Feel - Evolve - Transform...
After a 3 year break, Scott School of Dancing are ecstatic to return to HMT in 2016. This will be our 16th show (the 4th one in HMT), and wow
have we came a long way since then. I am a very proud teacher and delighted that some of my pupils are now dancing professionally and some
have achieved diplomas and degrees. I have fabulous teaching staff which is enhanced by my classroom assistants and helpers. It’s ‘A special
family’ and I’m left wondering where would I be without them? … My pupils range from the very cute 2 year old’s to the mature and stunning
26 year old’s, the latter are looked up to for guidance and help. My students work extremely hard at all times, but more so over the next few
months when they will be striving to where we want them to be by show time! All my students are stars in my eyes. With an array of colour,
sparkle and enthusiasm for dance, the show will keep you on the edge of your seat!!
7.30pm
Wed - Sat 7pm
HTickets £40.15 - £36.85 inc. bf CR
Tickets £26 - £18 inc. bf CR HAPA Friends £2 off
Creating
opportunities for
young people 0–25
PARTICIPATE
EXPLORE
DEVELOP
For more information or to get involved contact Allan McIntyre, Youth Arts Development Coordinator:
[email protected]
Supported by
YouthArtsCollectiveNE
youthartscollectivene
@YACollectiveNE
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FAMILY
HMT
HMT
Saturday 28 November 2015 - Sunday 3 January 2016
Saturday 3 December 2016 - Sunday 8 January 2017
Peter Pan
Dick McWhittington
His Majesty’s Theatre invites you to the most spectacular family pantomime
Beauty and the Beast.
Join Aberdeen favourites Elaine C Smith, Alan McHugh and Jordan Young
in this magical story featuring unforgettable characters, lots of comedy, plenty of
glitz and glamour and sensational musical numbers
- this is pantomime at its best!
STILL
Join our hero Dick McWhittington (and his trusty cat Tommy) as he seeks fame,
fortune and happiness to become Lord Mayor of Aberdeen on an adventure that
sends him from the North Sea to the High Sea headed for Morocco.
Don’t miss the action-packed pantomime full of laughter, music and dance. Can he
outwit the evil rodent King Rat, free Aberdeen from his team of revolting rodents
and win the beautiful Alice’s hand in marriage?
OPENING
WEEK
Y
AVAILABILIT
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NEW TO
SEASON
Tickets are selling fast so –
don’t leave it any longer to book.
Find out in the ultimate magical pantomime adventure!
Check with Box Office for full performance schedule
Check with Box Office for full performance schedule
Tickets £28.50 - £22.50 inc. bf Family ticket £97 - £73 inc. bf CGSR
HAPA Friends £4 off opening weekend £2 off selected other performances
Relaxed Performance Monday 21 December 2015 1pm, £10.50 inc. bf (all tickets)
Tickets £30.50 - £24.50 inc. bf Family ticket £94 - £78 inc. bf CGSR
HAPA Friends £4 off opening weekend £2 off selected other performances
Relaxed Performance Friday 6 January 2016 1pm, £12 inc. bf (all tickets)
FAMILY
Why not make a day of it and join
the Lost Boys for your
Christmas dining package**
2 courses from £17.50
3 courses from £21.50
Kid’s Deal £9.50
(**no discounts apply and tickets are not included.
Package available on all 1.45pm/2.30pm
& 7pm performances.)
Festive Menu £27.50
LT
Monday 7 - Thursday 24 December
VISIBLE FICTIONS AND ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENT
A Ladder to the Stars
DON’T MISS
THE LEMON TR
EE
Christmas
Show!
By Simon Puttock, adapted by Dougie Irvine
Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl’s birthday wish . . . she wishes she could dance with the stars.
Wanting to make this wish come true, the star tells the moon, the moon tells the sun, the sun tells the wind and the rain, and
together they dream up a wonderful plan.
Told through a magical mix of music, light and imagination, A Ladder to the Stars is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can
happen when the universe hears your dreams.
Join us at The Lemon Tree this Christmas for the perfect festive treat for a young audience aged 3-7, their parents and carers.
Mon - Sat 10.30am & 1.30pm
Book your table now on 01224 337677
email [email protected]
or online at www aberdeenperformingarts.com
Tickets £11 inc. bf Children £8.80 inc. bf Family ticket £33 inc. bf (weekend performances only)
Schools £6.60 inc. bf (midweek until 17 December only)
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FAMILY
MH
HMT
HMT
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 January 2016
Friday 22 January 2016
Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 April 2016
Funbox:
Wee Cinderella
Mister Maker
Sat 2pm, Sun 12pm & 3pm
1.30pm
Wed 10am, 1pm, 4pm Thu 10am, 1pm
Tickets £15.40 inc. bf GR
Family ticket £57.20 inc. bf R
Tickets £11 inc. bf
Family ticket £62 inc. bf (Wed/Thu eves only) R
Tickets £15.50 inc. bf R Children £12 inc. bf R
Family ticket £44 inc. bf R
Santa’s Sleepover Show
FUNBOX – formerly of The Singing Kettle - are having a
sleepover and you are all invited !
Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo who are too excited
about Xmas to get any sleep. There are keys to find,
a funbox to open and friends old and new to meet –
including the Funsters.
Packed with Singalong favourites like Aiken Drum, 10 in
the bed and Jingle Bells - don’t miss this festive family
treat. Who knows, you might even see Santa !
DRESS FOR BED AND BRING A SANTA HAT.
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A wee version of a big ballet…
Discover Cinderella’s enchanted world as her fairy
tale comes to life and her dreams come true. This
specially adapted hour long performance features the
Company’s dancers accompanied live by the Scottish
Ballet Orchestra.
Wee Cinderella takes all the magic of the full ballet and
packages it up into an entertaining and captivating
performance for Wee ballet fans. With a presenter
to guide you through the story and some audience
participation, it is the perfect way for young families to
discover the magic of ballet.
Recommended for age 3+
Evolution Productions presents
Mister Maker and The Shapes Live!
Come and join your ultimate arts and craft hero, CBeebies’
Mister Maker, for his first ever live theatre tour!
Packed full of arty adventures there’ll be a big ‘make’
to take part in, super songs to join in with, a fabulous
supporting cast, and not forgetting, The Shapes!
Yes, you’ll be able to share the fun with Mister Maker’s
colourful all-dancing friends Circle, Square, Rectangle
and Triangle too! This show is tons of arty fun for all
the family!
Mini Makers, get ready to make some amazing arty
creations and book your tickets today!
NEW TO
SEASON
HMT
HMT
Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 July 2016
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 July 2016
Peppa Pig’s Surprise
Funbox: Superheroes
Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back
in Birmingham in a brand new live stage show, Peppa
Pig’s Surprise.
It’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her
friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise
for her and George – they can’t guess what it is, can you?
Enjoy fun, games and of course, surprises in this
charming, colourful new show with new songs and new
life size puppets, Peppa Pig’s Surprise promises to be
the perfect theatre show for all pre-schoolers!
HHHHH
“A treat for your little one’s eyes and ears.”
Daily Express
HHHH “Enjoyably inventive.” Time Out
Crash! Bang! Kapow! Grab those capes and warm up
your super powers as Funbox goes on their craziest
adventure yet in their brand new show Superheroes!
Join Gary, Anya and Kevin – former stars of the Singing
Kettle - on a super quest to find their keys and open the
Funbox. Crime fighting Funster duo Fluffy and Flossie
will be back and Bonzo’s alter ego, the mysterious Dog
in Pants, will deliver his own brand of doggy justice!
With family singalongs like Bunny Fou Fou, My Boy’s
a Corker (oompahpah) and My Aunt Came Back along
with brand new songs and silliness, Superheroes is
supersonic family fun and And an exciting entertainment
experience not to be missed!
FAMILY
A most
REWARDING
Friendship
EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS,
PRIORITY BOOKING AND
GREAT PARTNER OFFERS!
or give a
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and make it an
extra special occasion
Sat - Sun 12pm & 3pm
Wed & Thu 10am, 1pm, 4pm
Tickets £18 inc. bf R Children £16 inc. bf R
Family ticket £61 inc. bf R
Tickets £15 inc. bf GR
Family ticket £53 inc. bf R
Early Bird ticket £11 inc. bf (if booked by 30 Jan 2016)
To become an APA Friend visit
aberdeenperformingarts.com
or pop into the Box Office
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CREATIVE LEARNING
FAMILY
SHOWS
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March 2016
PICK UP A LEMON TREE BROCHURE FOR
FULL DETAILS AND MORE SHOWS!
THE LOST THINGS
Saturday 19 March 2016
ONE MAN SHOE
Sat 19 March - Sat 9 April 2016
PUPPET
ANIMATION
FESTIVAL
Other Formats
Did you know our brochure is available
in BSL on our website, on CD and in large
print. For information on signed, captioned,
audio described and other accessible shows
please visit aberdeenperformingarts.com
or call 01224 641122.
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If you want to be part of the creative life of APA,
if you want to start a lifelong relationship with our
venues - His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall and
The Lemon Tree and if you are aged between 2 - 18,
then Engage! is for you.
Creative learning is at the heart of everything we do, engaging and inspiring young
people of all ages and abilities to explore and participate in music making and
drama. Our programmes and projects are led by experienced industry professionals
in a safe and friendly environment. We offer you art form skills and techniques to
a high level, performance opportunities on our stages and the chance to have fun
and make friends. Your chance to get involved and be creative.
Bursary places are available in each class for those who qualify for them.
Please contact us for more details.
APA Engage!
Your chance to get involved and be creative
Supported by:
Member of:
Play!
P1 – P3)
Introducing you to the world of theatre through games,
story and play. This class is designed to be the first step
of a child’s journey with APA Youth Theatre by gently
encouraging participants to enjoy performing and
telling stories.
Saturday 10am - 11am
PRIMARY 4 - 7
Create! (P4 – P7)
Creating a spark of confidence by developing a love
for performing and building acting skills. In Create! We
explore performing skills and we encourage you to use
your imagination and develop your creativity.
Saturday 11.30am - 1pm
SECONDARY 1 - 2
Junior Youth Theatre
(S1 & S2)
Creating a spark of creativity through developing
theatre making skills and learning the building blocks
of performance. Over the three terms you will work
together as an ensemble to devise a short play which
will be shared with an invited audience.
Saturday 4.30pm - 6pm
NEW FOR 2016…
A variety of music classes for ages 2-18
coming to APA in January 2016!
Contact our Creative Learning team for
further information on how to sign up.
SECONDARY 3 - 6
Intermediate Youth
(S3 & S4)
Theatre
CREATIVE LEARNING
PRIMARY 1 - 3
Creating a spark of understanding by honing performance
skills and learning how to stage a performance. You will
work with theatre professionals– directors, actors, and
technical teams - to devise a production which will be
fully staged in The Lemon Tree Studio for two nights at
the end of term 3.
Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Senior Youth Theatre
(S5 & S6)
Creating a spark of ignition by reviewing and further
developing skills and working with scripts to produce
high quality theatre productions. You will represent
Aberdeen at national events and festivals.
Tuesday 6.30pm - 9pm
Come and create
a spark with APA
Find out about our classes, about our
workshop programme, or any other query
about creative learning email
[email protected]
or call 01224 337684.
[email protected]
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OPERA
HMT
Sung in English with English supertitles
Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 May 2016
SCOTTISH OPERA AND D’OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY
PRESENT GILBERT & SULLIVAN’S
The Mikado
The team behind 2013’s smash hit The Pirates of Penzance
returns with another Gilbert & Sullivan comedy classic. A stellar
cast, in the hands of director Martin Lloyd-Evans, brings the
fun to life with a delicious mix of cheeky English Music Hall and
exquisite Japanese tradition.
The Mikado has decreed that flirting should be punishable
by death. But when his son Nanki-Poo falls for the beautiful
Yum-Yum, it looks like someone might be heading for the
executioner’s block…
Packed with anti-Establishment silliness, and full of larger
than life characters including self serving politicians that
are all too recognisable today, this playful show features
some of G&S’s most popular tunes, including Three little
maids, Tit-willow and I’ve got a little list. Several of the cast
from The Pirates of Penzance return, including Richard
Suart, Nicholas Sharratt, Rebecca Bottone and former
Scottish Opera Emerging Artist Sioned Gwen Davies,
alongside baritone Stephen Richardson and comic genius
Andrew Shore.
Thu - Sat 7.30pm
Tickets £55 - £18.50 inc. bf R U26s £10 inc. bf R
HAPA Friends £4 off Thursday performance
DISCOUNTS
4
£ OFF
3
SCHOOLS
OFFER
£ OFF
APA FRIENDS
£ OFF
CONCESSIONS
40
3
GROUPS 8+
ACCESS
Audio described:
Sat 28 May 7.30pm,
(preceded by Touch Tour, 6pm)
The Mikado Unwrapped
A FREE HOUR LONG TASTER
Wednesday 25 May 2016 at 6pm
Pre-show talk
Saturday 28 May 2016 at 6pm
CLASSICAL
Monday 29 February 2016
7.30pm
Angela Hewitt
Bach Masterworks - The Art of Fugue
Canadian pianist, Angela Hewitt OC OBE, has become one of the
foremost pianists of her age and regularly performs in recital and with
orchestras across the globe. Following a ten year project to record
all of the major keyboard works of J.S. Bach, she is now heralded as
today’s leading exponent of that composer’s work, and has won a
huge following. The catalogue was described by The Sunday Times as
“one of the recorded glories of our age”, and she now brings two of
its highlights to the stunning acoustic of the Music Hall. The Goldberg
Variations and The Art of Fugue are two of the most significant works
of one of the most important and influential composers of all time.
Tickets £16.50 inc. bf Students/U26 £5 U16 FREE
“What a pianist.
What a performance.
What an experience”
The Herald
“It was a positive sensation. The Canadian pianist is one
of the reliably mesmerising musicians of the day!”
The Sunday Times
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CLASSICAL
ORCHESTRA DISCOUNTS: RSNO and SCO - U26 £6, U16 GO FREE BBC SSO - U16/STUDENT £6
(from Monday on week of performance) Aberdeen Sinfonietta - U16 GO FREE, STUDENT £5 inc. bf
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Tuesday 15 December
MH
ABERDEEN CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS HANDEL’S
The Messiah
Get into the spirit of Christmas and come
and hear Aberdeen Choral Society perform
Handel’s ever popular oratorio Messiah.
100 voices, a team of eminent soloists, including
Jamie MacDougall from BBC Radio Scotland’s Classics
Unwrapped, and Grampian Sinfonia under the expert
baton of musical director Alistair Macdonald combine
to create an evening of scintillating music in the
splendid Music Hall – an opportunity not to be missed!
Thursday 17 December
MH
Royal Scottish
National Orchestra
Christmas Concert:
The Snowman
We’re walking in the air…it isn’t Christmas until The
Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through
the winter sky. Enjoy this special showing of the festive
classic on the large screen, accompanied by the RSNO
and narrated by a special guest star. Hosted by the
irrepressible Christopher Bell, this Christmas party for
the whole family is filled with seasonal favourites, carols
old and new – and, of course, a chance for everyone to
sing along!
Friday 18 December
MH
BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra
Christmas Classics
Jamie MacDougall singer and presenter
Richard Balcombe conductor
For its much-loved festive special, the orchestra brings
a fine selection of Christmas music including carols for
all the family, favourite works by Handel, Tchaikovsky,
Malcolm Arnold, Irving Berlin – and many more! Once
again tenor and BBC Radio Scotland presenter Jamie
MacDougall holds the whole affair together with wit and
panache.
Image © Snowman Enterprises Ltd 2015
7.15pm Tickets £22 - £17.60 inc. bf C
7.30pm Tickets £23 - £11.50 inc. bf G
7.30pm HTickets £21.50 - £11 inc. bf
MH
Scottish Chamber
Orchestra
CPE Bach
Symphony in E-flat Wq 183/2
Violin Concerto No 1 in B-flat K207
Mozart Rondo Concertante in B-flat K269
Mozart Piano Concerto No 3
Beethoven Director/Violin
Alexander Janiczek Piano
Llyr Williams Directing the Orchestra from the violin, SCO Associate
Artist Alexander Janiczek continues his survey of
concertos by Mozart and Beethoven. Mozart’s youthful
First Violin Concerto is full of joyous high spirits, and his
brief Rondo Concertante gives the violin soloist plenty of
memorable melodies.
Llyr Williams joins Janiczek and the Orchestra for the
startling drama of Beethoven’s turbulent Third Piano
Concerto, and the concert opens with CPE Bach’s equally
stormy, exhilarating E flat Symphony.
7.30pm HTickets £23 - £11.50 inc. bf CG
Saturday 23 January 2016
MH
Friday 12 February 2016
MH
Scottish Chamber
Orchestra
BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra
Haydn Symphony No 99 in E-flat
Mozart Basta, vincesti…Ah non lasciarmi,
K486a/295a
Mozart Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio! K418
Mozart Voi avete un cor Fedele, K217
Beethoven Symphony No 7
Antonio Mendez
Conductor
Regula Mühlemann Soprano
Antonio Méndez is one of the classical world’s fastestrising stars, in demand across Europe and the US by some
of the world’s leading orchestras. He makes his SCO debut
with two powerful symphonies: Mozart’s compelling 25th,
with its turbulent drama and restless rhythms, and the
bracing energy of Beethoven’s Seventh, described by
Wagner as ‘the apotheosis of the dance’.
In between, highly regarded Swiss-born opera soprano
Regula Mühlemann joins the Orchestra for a collection
of vivid concert arias by Mozart, as well as Beethoven’s
striking Ah, perfido!,
Glinka Valse fantaisie (c.7mins)
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1 (c.40 mins)
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel)
Pictures from an Exhibition (c.35 mins)
Boris Brovtsyn violin
Alexander Vedernikov conductor
Glinka and Mussorgsky made Russian music glitter with
the colours of a Fabergé egg; a century later in the Soviet
Union, Dmitri Shostakovich is said to have lamented
a life turned grey. But there are few more gripping
documents of that life than his First Violin Concerto; a
brooding political thriller of a piece, with a core of raw
emotion. The award-winning Moscow-born violinist Boris
Brovtsyn grew up immersed in its world; as the former
music director of the Bolshoi, meanwhile, Alexander
Vedernikov, is perfectly placed to bring out all the drama,
the spectacle, and the undercurrent of passion in both
Glinka’s ballroom romance and Mussorgsky’s fantastic
musical picture gallery.
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
7.30pm HTickets £23 - £11.50 inc. bf CG
Pictures from an Exhibition
7.30pm HTickets £21.50 - £11 inc. bf
ORCHESTRA DISCOUNTS: RSNO and SCO - U26 £6, U16 GO FREE BBC SSO - U16/STUDENT £6
CLASSICAL (from
Monday on week of performance) Aberdeen Sinfonietta - U16 GO FREE, STUDENT £5 inc. bf
Saturday 19 December
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CLASSICAL
ORCHESTRA DISCOUNTS: RSNO and SCO - U26 £6, U16 GO FREE BBC SSO - U16/STUDENT £6
(from Monday on week of performance) Aberdeen Sinfonietta - U16 GO FREE, STUDENT £5 inc. bf
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Sunday 21 February 2016
MH
Aberdeen
Sinfonietta
Garry WalkerConductor
Gina McCormack
Violin
Four Scottish dances
Malcolm Arnold Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Two pieces for strings Holst’s Brook Green Suite
and Raymond Dodd’s Gratiae
Borodin Second Symphony
The main works in this concert are two Russian
masterpieces – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, played by
violinist Gina McCormack, well known both as soloist
and as chamber musician, and Borodin’s equally colourful
Second Symphony. Music by British composers, including
Raymond Dodd’s beautiful and deeply felt Gratiae,
completes this exciting and varied programme.
7.30pm Tickets £12 inc. bf C U16 FREE
Saturday 27 February 2016
MH
Scottish Ensemble
Quintets
Mozart
String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K516
Brahms
String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op.111
Martin Suckling Nocturne for Cello and Violin
G minor has long been associated, in Mozart’s work, with
agitation, anguish and desperation (look to his 40th
Symphony or his first Piano Quartet for evidence). This
quintet is no different, sinking as it does into an out-ofcharacter contemplative melancholy. With the addition
of the extra viola adding that essential extra flesh, it’s
easy to see why this and Mozart’s five other quintets
are considered so spectacular, paving the way for the
romantic model…
…the model that was perfected and, arguably,
transcended by Brahms, whose second quintet was
intended as his last ever work. His Opus 111, he claimed,
had said all he could as a composer and no more works
should be expected.
Glasgow-born composer Martin Suckling’s Nocturne is
something different altogether: its feather-light, ethereal,
lingering slides and tones will stay with you long after the
performance ends.
7.30pm Tickets £13 inc. bf U26 £5 U16 FREE
Friday 11 March 2016
MH
BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra
Runnicles conducts the
‘Pastoral’ Symphony
Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (c.9 mins)
Mozart Piano Concerto No.24, K.491 (c.31 mins)
Beethoven Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’ (c.46 mins)
Christian Blackshaw piano
Donald Runnicles conductor
Mozart’s dramatic Piano Concerto No.24, played here by
British pianist and Mozart specialist Christian Blackshaw,
is an ideal companion-piece for Beethoven’s much-loved
(and deceptively relaxed) ‘Pastoral’ symphony. To open
the evening, the quiet revolution of Debussy’s sensuous
Prélude à l’aprèsmidi d’un faune.
7.30pm HTickets £21.50 - £11 inc. bf
MH
Saturday 19 March 2016
MH
Scottish Chamber
Orchestra
Royal Scottish
National Orchestra
Widmann Ikarische Klage Scottish Premiere
Schumann Violin Concerto
Brahms
Symphony No 4
Robin Ticciati Conductor
Alina Ibragimova Violin
Brahms was an utterly romantic, secretive, self-critical
and revolutionary composer, who inspired many
including Schoenberg and Stravinsky. He was, however,
fundamentally conservative, drawing inspiration from
Bach and Beethoven. Symphony No 4 closes with a
passacaglia modelled directly on Bach.
The back-story of criticism and suppression of
Schumann’s majestic Violin Concerto is at last fading
in the face of genuine fascination. Russian-born Alina
Ibragimova is a persuasive advocate of the work.
Borodin Overture to Prince Igor
Szymanowski Violin Concerto No2
Interval
Symphonie fantastique
Berlioz There’s a reason why Nicola Benedetti is the nation’s
favourite violinist. She brings an unmatched charisma
to everything else she touches - and any chance to
hear her immerse herself in the sensuous, shimmering
sound-world of Karol Szymanowski is certain to be a
treat. There’s only one way to follow that - so Peter
Oundjian and the RSNO go for broke, in Berlioz’s
fabulous, opium-fuelled blockbuster of a symphony.
Witchcraft? Heartbreak? Guillotines?
Hearing is believing: it’s simply... well, fantastic!
Brahms Symphony No. 4
Oundjian and Benedetti
Tuesday 22 March 2016
MH
ABERDEEN CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS MENDELSSOHN’S
Elijah
Aberdeen Choral Society and the Grampian Sinfonia,
combining with the Aberdeen University Choral
Society, will be celebrating its 70th season with a gala
performance of Mendelssohn’s monumental oratorio
Elijah. Four of Scotland’s finest young singers will be
featured as soloists – this is truly a concert that cannot
be missed!
Sponsored by Capital Document Solutions
7.30pm HTickets £23 - £11.50 inc. bf CG
7.30pm HTickets £23 - £11.50 inc. bf CG
7.30pm Tickets £22 - £17.60 inc. bf C
ORCHESTRA DISCOUNTS: RSNO and SCO - U26 £6, U16 GO FREE BBC SSO - U16/STUDENT £6
CLASSICAL (from
Monday on week of performance) Aberdeen Sinfonietta - U16 GO FREE, STUDENT £5 inc. bf
Saturday 12 March 2016
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CLASSICAL
Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts at The Sanctuary, Queens Cross Church
The Aurea Quartet
Monday 18 January 2016
The Aurea Quartet has held the residency
with Enterprise Music Scotland. Two of
its members are Graduates of the Royal
Conservatoire in Glasgow and they are
making a name for themselves as a dedicated
and skilled quartet. One of their most recent
appearances was with pianist Susan Tomes in
Glasgow, which received a rave review in the
Glasgow Herald.
We are proud of ACMC’s ability to spot the stars of the future (remember the Belcea Quartet!)
and we think you will hear a lot about this group in the future.
Rosemary Attree (second violin)
Philip Brett (violin)
Christine Anderson (viola)
Abby Hayward (cello)
Haydn: Quartet in G minor op.20 no.3
Lajtha: Quartet no. 7 op. 49
Mendelssohn: Quartet in D major op. 44 no. 1
Britten: Three Divertimenti
Trio Isimsiz
Monday 15 February 2016
Trio Isimsiz (meaning “without a name”
in Turkish) are a piano trio of three very
talented young men from Madrid, Bulgaria
and Suffolk, who are supported by the Young
Concert Artists Trust, a guarantee of real
quality. The Trio was formed in 2009 at the
Guildhall School of Music, under guidance which included Alastair Tate, former cellist with the
Belcea String Quartet. More rising stars for us to look forward to!
Erdem Misirlioglu (piano)
Pablo Hernán Benedí (violin)
Michael Petrov (cello)
Schubert: Notturno in E flat, D 897
Beethoven: Piano Trio in E flat, op. 70, no. 2
Dvorák: Piano Trio in F minor, op. 65
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On the door or from Aberdeen Box Office
Hans Gál
Mini Festival
Sunday 13 - Monday 14 March 2016
This is very different and special: a Mini-Festival of
two concerts on consecutive days to celebrate the life
and music of Hans Gál (1890-1987). It is likely that you
may not know of this composer, a refugee from Nazi-occupied Austria who settled in
Edinburgh, where he lived for the rest of his life, and taught in the Music Department of
Edinburgh University. Although he composed prolifically throughout his long life, even
into his 90s, his music was seen as too romantic and not “avant-garde” enough for the
music establishment of the 50s ,60s and 70s. Thankfully, after the neglect his music
suffered during his lifetime, there is now a much renewed interest in it.
Sunday 13 March 2016 3pm
This concert will feature five musicians, all of whom have either recorded some of Hans
Gál’s music, or who have his music in their repertoire and enjoy the opportunity to
perform it. Pianist Leon McCauley, who recorded all of Gál’s piano music on a 3-CD set
in 2005, will play some piano solos. Sarah Beth Briggs, also a pianist, will perform Gál’s
oboe and piano sonata with oboist Fraser Kelman, the Five Songs for Mezzo-Soprano
with Judy Brown, and the Suite for cello and piano with Mark Bailey, the cellist of the
Edinburgh Quartet. Altogether this is quite a line-up!
Leon McCawley (piano)
Sarah Beth Briggs (piano) Mark Gurney (cello)
Fraser Kelman (oboe)
Judy Brown (Mezzo Soprano)
Piano Solos, Cello Suite, Oboe Sonata, Five Songs for Mezzo Soprano
Monday 14 March 7.30pm
The Edinburgh
String Quartet
Tristan Gurney (violin)
Gordon Bragg (violin)
Fiona Winning (viola)
Mark Bailey (cello) & guest viola
Hans Gál: Quartet no.1 in F minor, op. 16
Mendelssohn: Quintet in A, op. 8
Hans Gál: Quintet
Wednesday 27 January 2016
1pm
Alec Frank Gemmill (horn)
& Alasdair Beatson (piano)
Wednesday 3 February 2016
Bozzini Quartet
1pm
In association with
(string quartet)
Beethoven
Horn Sonata
John Casken
new piece
Kalevi Aho
Solo X
Schumann Adagio and Allegro
Two of Scotland’s most
promising and exciting talents
perform together in an inventive
programme of music for horn
and piano, reflecting the
diversity of the instrument and
the unknown breadth of its
repertoire.
Wednesday 8 March 2016
Alan Spence (writer)
Pop in during your lunch hour, take a break from
shopping or meet up with some friends for a
relaxing hour of classical music and writers’ talks.
Writers events are programmed and chaired by Alan Spence,
Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen.
1pm
Alan Spence is one
of Scotland’s best
loved writers, with
a strong connection
to the North East. He
is an award-winning
poet and playwright,
novelist and short
story writer.
For many years he taught Creative Writing at Aberdeen
University, where he founded the WORD Festival and ran it
for 12 years. His most recent books are the novel Night Boat
the poetry collection Morning Glory and the play No Nothing
which was performed to great acclaim last year at The
Lemon Tree. His earlier play Sailmaker is a set text in Scottish
schools. Join Alan for a memorable reading of new work with
a few of his greatest hits!
ABERDEEN PERFORMING ARTS
PRESENTS
CULTURE CAFE
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Linda Catlin Smith
J.S.Bach BWV 1080 Robert Schumann
Gondola (string Quartet No. 4)
The Art of the Fugue
(excerpts)
String Quartet No. 1 op. 41,1
Since 1999, the Bozzini Quartet has been an original voice in
new, contemporary, experimental and classical music. Their
skew is radically contemporary, propelling the hyper-creative
Montréal scene, and beyond. Not content to parlay received
wisdom, the quartet cultivates an ethos of risk-taking, and
boldly venture off the beaten track.
With rigorous qualitative criteria, they have nurtured a vastly
diverse repertoire, unbiased by the currents of fashion.This has
led to over a hundred and thirty commissioned pieces, as well
as close to two hundred other premiered works.
A Bozzini Quartet concert is an art happening, with
meticulous and sensuous attention to detail.
Event starts at 1pm, doors
will open an hour early for
soup and sandwich
HTickets £8.80 inc. bf CG
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CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE
CREATING A SPARK
Did you know
Aberdeen Performing Arts was
the FIRST and remains the ONLY
arts organisation in Scotland
to have the Customer Service
Excellence award?
This rigorous customer
standards scheme is a
hallmark of quality and
is a trademark of the
Cabinet Office.
What’s your
point of view?
Aberdeen Performing Arts is committed to
delivering the highest quality service for
our customers to enjoy their experience
in our venues. Our customer service team
are continually working towards improving
the service and would be delighted to hear
about the service you encountered during
or after your show.
Please simply pick up a feedback form or
email
[email protected]
We will respond when
requested within five
working days or we
will acknowledge your
feedback within three
working days and give
a full response within
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APA’s Associate Artist Programme 2015
The Associate Artist Programme is a new initiative for APA, inviting
artists to work in residence at the Music Hall and The Lemon Tree.
The programme seeks to unite local musicians/composers/creatives
from different artforms with the aim of nurturing and developing
Aberdeen’s creative scene; while also supporting the artists in
developing their own practice and creating new work. This year
we’ve invited contemporary folk musician and composer Aidan
O’Rourke and vocal sculptor Jason Singh to work with us on
investigating the idea of CONNECT.
Since June of this year Aidan and Jason have been working with different groups from across the
area and with around 30 individual instrumentalists and vocalists, all from different musical genres,
experience and age. They have been playing and composing together, improvising and having fun.
The project is building towards a fantastic conclusion to coincide with the temporary closure of the
Music Hall.
CONNECT:ED – Thursday 31 March 2016, 7.30pm, MH
This night will showcase the new work created by Aidan and Jason through the “Connect” project with
artists from across the region.
LIGHTS OOT HOOTENANNY, Saturday 2 April 2016, 9pm, MH
Following the biggest and best ceilidh the Music Hall has seen, Aidan and Jason will provide the perfect
dedication to the hall with the premiere of their new work “Hibernation” as the lights go out for the last
time before the multi-million pound transformation.
GET INVOLVED
If you are an instrumentalist or vocalist interested in working with Aidan or Jason, please get in touch.
Or if you would just like to listen, let us know and we’ll invite you along to open sessions. Follow the
sounds being created at apaconnect.wordpress.com.
facebook.com/APAAssociateArtists
@assocartistsAPA
#connect
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Friday 1 April 2016
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Saturday 5 December
Monday 21 December
Thursday 31 December
The Red Hot
Chilli Pipers
Phil
Cunningham’s
A Traditional Scottish
From a cameo appearance at T in the
Park in 2004 with The Darkness to
opening the main stage in their own
right in 2014, the past ten years has
seen The Red Hot Chilli Pipers become
the most famous bagpipe band on the
planet – ever! Bagpipes with attitude,
drums with a Scottish accent and a show
so hot it carries its own health warning.
The band’s achievements have reached
incredible heights with their ground
breaking fusion of traditional Scottish
music and Rock/Pop Anthems which they
proudly call ‘Bagrock’.
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Christmas Concert
Phil Cunningham returns again with his
Christmas songbook. Eddi Reader, Karen
Matheson, John McCusker and Phil, will
lead you through a great fun night of
modern and traditional Christmas music.
Featuring Kris Drever, Ian Carr and
Kevin McGuire along with a special guest
Brass Band.
OIL YOUR VOCAL CHORDS AND BRING
THE FAMILY!
Hogmanay
Hosted once again by Robert Lovie, this
year’s show is headlined by International
opera star Richard Morrison whose
father Peter was one of the best known
faces on Scottish TV throughout the 70’s
and 80’s. The Jonny Hardie Ceilidh
Band are guaranteed to get the party
going with a swing and we’re delighted to
introduce one of Scotland’s finest young
pipers, Calum Brown.
Finally, internationally renowned fiddler
and the show’s producer, Paul Anderson
will feature in a new musical collaboration
with Calum Stewart (flute and pipes) and
multi-instrumentalist Ali Napier (Dougie
MacLean Band) in a new band called
“The Doric” More special guests to be
announced later.
7.30pm
7.30pm
7.30pm - 10pm
Tickets £27.50 inc. bf R
HTickets £24.20 inc. bf CR
Tickets £19.80 inc. bf
MANRAN
Tuesday 12 April 2016
ALTAN
Monday 16 May 2016
RURA
ROOTS
Genre-defining, ground-breaking artists from Scotland collaborate with the finest roots talent from across the Northern
hemisphere in these unique, exclusive Music Hall sessions. Explore the contemporary folk music of Scotland, Canada,
Scandinavia, the Baltic region and more with the very best musicians from these regions.
OCHURE FOR
HOWS!
Saturday 13 February 2016 7.30pm
MH
Saturday 9 April 2016 8pm
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Duncan Chisholm with Inge Thomson with
Lindsay Lou
Kardemimmit
& The Flatbellys
Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland’s most recognised and
accomplished fiddle players and composers. Fiddle playing
at its best, Duncan’s feather-light handling of dynamics and
ornamentation lends its characteristic spine-tingling magic
to his music. Blazing hot Michigan ensemble, Lindsay Lou
and the Flatbellys play music bursting with new ideas and
youthful energy, from bluesy works of wonder to blistering
bluegrass beauty.
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Well known for her accordion work, innovative vocal
harmonies and rich instrumental textures with award winning
songwriter Karine Polwart and the ‘other-worldly’ glitch-folk
of her solo campaign, Inge’s latest project “Da Fishing Hands”
is a collection of songs inspired by Fair Isle’s intimate and
essential relationship with the sea.
Kardemimmit are a Finnish folk music group and players of
the kantele, the national instrument of Finland, in its 15 and
38 stringed forms. Their vocal harmonies are tight and fit so
well together they could be sisters.
Tickets £16.50 inc. bf HAPA Friends £11 inc. bf Students/U26 £5.50 inc. bf R
Friday 27 May 2016 9.15pm
STEPPING
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LT
Lau with
Dreamers’ Circus
Lau are modern folk music’s most innovative band. Brilliant
musicians, thrilling performers and free-thinking visionaries.
In February 2013 Lau won the award for Best Group at the
BBC Radio 2 Folk awards for a fourth time.
Dreamers’ Circus are a unique blending of precocious talent,
remarkable technical skill and bold artistic vision. They are
one of the main forces behind the current movement towards
contemporary and vibrant Danish folk music.
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CEILIDH SEASON
Friday 4 December 2015
Christmas Ceilidh
with Clachan Yell
Friday 22 January 2016
Danse McCabre
Friday 19 February 2016
Clachan Yell
Friday 4 March 2016
Shindig
Friday 18 March 2016
Clachan Yell
8pm
HTickets £11 inc. bf C
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up those darkening
nights with some of
the best ceilidh bands
in the North-east.
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MUSIC
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Thursday 3 December
Thursday 10 December
Sunday 20 December
Sunday 17 January 2016
Glitz, Blitz
& 70s Hitz
Abbamania
One Night
of Queen
The Classic
Rock Show
Glitz, Blitz & 70s Hitz: Sweet & Mud 2 and
special guests The Rubettes featuring
Alan Williams.
Legendary British rock band Sweet
announce their last ever UK tour! Three
of the greatest, most exuberant, live
bands of the seventies team up for Glitz,
Blitz & 70s Hitz!
ABBA tribute band Abbamania, the UK’s
original ABBA tribute are widely regarded
as one of “Europe’s Premier ABBA tribute
Bands”.
Their sensational LIVE concerts
have taken them all over the World.
ABBAMANIA’s tribute to ABBA at the
height of their popularity is incredible,
and their performance is of the highest
quality. Re-live the memories of ABBA
with this the Official tribute Show; the
wonderful, catchy songs, melodies and
lyrics, indeed, the music that has sold
millions of records worldwide.
Performed by Gary Mullen
and The Works
Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars In Their
Eyes Live Grand Final, with the largest
number of votes ever received in the
shows history. He then formed a band
The Works, to pay tribute to rock legends
Queen. Since then, Gary Mullen and the
Works have performed throughout the
UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New
Zealand to sell-out audiences. They have
also twice rocked the prestigious BBC
Proms in the Park. One Night of Queen is
a spectacular live concert, recreating the
look, sound and showmanship of arguably
the greatest rock band of all time.
Top 20 Greatest
Guitar Riffs Of All Time
– LIVE! ‘Part 2’
For 2016 Classic Rock Show will focus
on a new batch of rock gems best known
for their irresistible hooks, instantly
recognisable songs that have earned a
golden status in the history of classic
rock music. Celebrating their sixth year,
this critically acclaimed show will toast
the occasion in the best possible fashion,
with some of the greatest moments in
rock guitar history.
7.30pm
7.30pm
7.30pm
7.30pm
HTickets £31.90 - £29.70 inc. bf R
Tickets £24.75 inc. bf CR
HTickets £23.10 inc. bf CR
Tickets £36.85 - £25.85 inc. bf R
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MH
Wednesday 10 February 2016
Sunday 14 February 2016
Thursday 18 February 2016
Wednesday 24 February 2016
Runrig The Story
The King is Back
The Ultimate
Eagles
Rumours of
Fleetwood Mac
Winner of Elvis Presley Enterprise
Memphis Ultimate Elvis competition
UK Elvis tribute artiste, Ben Portsmouth
topped the bill on David Letterman
show 8th February 2013. In August 2012,
Ben made history when he won the
Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis
Tribute Artist Contest which took place in
Memphis, crowning Ben as the Worldwide
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist the only artist
from outside the USA to ever win this
prestigious title.
With stunning costumes and superb
musicianship, this is one of the best Elvis
tributes performing today.
Ultimate Eagles have performed to over
200,000 fans worldwide, clocking up 4
million YouTube hits along the way.
Ultimate Eagles are definitive devotees
to the music of The Eagles, performing
songs from every album and every
era, delivering more than forty years
of brilliance with both accuracy and
reverence. The band is comprised of
seasoned professionals who have spent
their time performing alongside Queen,
Joe Cocker, Paul Young, Roger Daltrey,
Lulu, Bonnie Tyler, Tom Jones, Colin
Blunstone and Thunder.
Experience the most comprehensive
and accurate homage to the Eagles you
are ever likely to hear.
The Ultimate Tribute To One Of Rock
and Roll’s Most Remarkable Groups
Having performed to over a million fans
since they formed over a decade ago,
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac returns to the
Music Hall. Recognised internationally as
the world’s leading Fleetwood Mac tribute
show, and with the priceless golden seal
of approval from founding member Mick
Fleetwood, this stunning new show takes
you on an epic musical journey.
The band perform all the classic hits live
including Black Magic Woman, Albatross,
Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Gypsy, Say
You Love Me, Sara, Oh Diane, Little Lies,
Everywhere and much much more.
Doors 7pm
7.30pm
7.30pm
7.30pm
Tickets £31.35 - £28.60 inc. bf
HTickets £28.60 inc. bf CR
HTickets £25.30 inc. bf CR
Tickets £36.85 - £25.85 inc. bf R
Plus Special Guests
Back together, refreshed and invigorated
and recently celebrated 40 remarkable
years in the music business, Runrig are
back touring their latest album The Story.
With a catalogue of huge headline shows
of their own they’ve also shared the
stage with legends of music such as The
Rolling Stones, U2 and Genesis.
Now is your chance to see them bring
their stunning live show to the Music Hall
in 2016.
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Starring
Ben Portsmouth
World Tour
MUSIC
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Thursday 25 February 2016
Wednesday 2 March 2016
Saturday 5 March 2016
Sunday 6 March 2016
Parton Sings
Parton
Sabaton and
Alestorm
Aberdeen City
Music School
Simply
The Best!
This wonderful show brings the story
of growing up in East Tennessee, the
music and laughter as experienced
by the Parton family. The show stars
Hit Recording Singer / Songwriter
and Actress Stella Parton, sister of
International Super Star Dolly Parton.
Stella will take us back to her roots via
audio/visual, with stories of her and
Dolly growing up in Tennessee.
Performing with her band all her own
hits, which include, Danger Of A Stranger,
I Want To Hold You In My Arms Tonight,
Standard Lie Number One and Undercover
Lovers to name just a few, plus many of
Dolly’s hits, also songs written by other
members of the Parton family.
with guests Bloodhound
Swedish band Sabaton have been a
major force in the power metal field
since the mid-2000s, but had to battle
through significant difficulties to get
there, which may explain their eventual
creative obsession with everything warrelated. The band became increasingly
successful across Europe, witnessed on
2011’s live album, World War Live: Battle
Of The Baltic Sea, featuring a dozen
tracks and ten different countries.
Scotland’s own Alestorm’s music is
characterised by a pirate theme and
they refer to their genre as “True
Scottish Pirate Metal”.
Aberdeen City Music School is a national
music school based at Dyce Academy
in Aberdeen. The aim of the music
school is to allow talented musicians to
continue their general education whilst
receiving expert tuition and additional
time for music study.
Divas
From the producers and director of
West End smash hit Thriller Live and
starring X-Factor’s Amelia Lily and
Niki Evans comes a brand new live
concert spectacular of the world’s most
celebrated divas and their biggest hits!
Performed by Simply The Best West
End performers, this show promises
to be the ultimate concert experience!
Expect your favourite divas and classic
tracks such as Like A Virgin, Single
Ladies, Rolling in the Deep, Spinning
Around, Chain Reaction, If I Could Turn
Back Time, and many more!
7.30pm
Doors 6.30pm
5pm
7.30pm
Tickets £25.85 inc. bf R
Tickets £20.90 inc. bf
Tickets £6.60 inc. bf
HTickets £32.45 - £30.25 inc. bf R
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HMT
Monday 7 March 2016
Tuesday 8 March 2016
Tuesday 15 March 2016
Tuesday 22 March 2016
Scott Bradlee’s
Postmodern
Jukebox
HMT
Paul Heaton &
Jacqui Abbott
An Evening
with Lulu
Jason
Donovan
By popular demand, star of stage and
screen, Jason Donovan is returning to
his roots for a solo tour of his debut 5x
platinum, 1989 album Ten Good Reasons
and Greatest Hits.
Ten Good Reasons became the biggest
selling album of 1989 and remains a
massive fan favourite with two solo No.1
singles Too Many Broken Hearts and Sealed
with a Kiss. It also featured a duet with
Kylie Minogue, Especially for You, which
reached No.1.
Described by one British national paper
as “one of our finest songwriters”, Paul
was a member of The Housemartins until
they disbanded in 1988 when he became
a member of The Beautiful South, who
had great success with a series of hits
inc. the number-one single A Little Time.
Jacqui joined the line up in 1994 and
among their most successful hits during
her stint were Rotterdam, Perfect 10, Don’t
Marry Her and Dream a Little Dream of Me.
After The Beautiful South disbanded in
2007, Paul subsequently reunited with
Jacqui in 2011 to perform in his musical
The 8th, and they recorded their first
album together What Have We Become?
last year.
Doors 7pm
8pm
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets £22 inc. bf
Tickets £35.75 - £31.35 inc. bf
Tickets £27.50 inc. bf
The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern
Jukebox has been viewed on YouTube
well over a hundred million times. Most
of those doing the viewing, however,
are not fully aware of the method to
Bradlee’s madness.
On the surface, the method is video – clips
of full-band performances (that’s Bradlee
on piano) shot in the bandleader’s living
room with a single stationary camera.
In fact, Bradlee’s method runs deeper.
He’s educating his audience about 20thcentury song styles; he’s commenting
on the elasticity of the pop form; he’s
confounding cultural context; he’s uniting
generations; he’s breaking the rules.
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Thursday 19 May 2016
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Ten Good Reasons
STEPPING
OUT
The incredible Lulu still has plenty to
shout about and is back with another
fantastic tour. The Grammy-nominated
singer will be performing hits from her
50 year career, such as To Sir With Love,
The Man Who Sold The World, Relight My
Fire, and of course Shout.
As well as performing songs from some
of her musical heroes, such as soul
legends, Ray Charles and Otis Redding,
she will also be taking us on a musical
journey recalling personal anecdotes,
song writing experiences, and other
entertaining stories.
7.30pm
Tickets £48 - £38 inc. bf R
Premium Package £92* inc. bf R
*Includes tour pass, signed programme and
post-show meet & greet.
MUSIC
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HMT
Wednesday 23 March 2016
Monday 11 April 2016
Friday 15 April 2016
Monday 4 July 2016
Aberdeenshire
Music Centre
Gregory Porter
Whitney
Russell Watson
Gregory Porter exploded onto the
international music scene with his
debut CD, Water in 2010, and has racked
up a continuing stream of amazing
accolades and awards. Porter’s Water
garnered a ‘Best Jazz Vocal’ Grammy®
nomination (a rare feat for a debut
recording), rocketed to #1 on both
iTunes and Amazon in the UK and
soared onto an international array
of year-end ‘Best Of’ lists for 2010 in
several genres, and within a scant 15
months established him as a formidable
international touring artist. Be Good,
his sophomore release has gained
even more acclaim, plus a Grammy®
nomination in a crossover R&B category.
”The next great voice in Jazz.”
L’Express
A stunning celebration of the music and
life of one of the greatest singers of our
time. This award winning production
features a stellar line-up with rising
West End star Rebecca Freckleton
delivering a powerhouse and breathtaking
performance as Whitney.
Taking us on a magical rollercoaster
ride through three decades of classic
hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With
Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m
Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So
Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All
My Love, I will Always Love You, and many
more, this show beautifully remembers
the most highly awarded female artiste
in the world ever!
2015 was a phenomenal year for Russell,
with a sell-out UK tour, special guest
performances at US National Memorial
Day in Washington DC, the Caracalla
Unicef Concert in Rome and BBC Proms
In the Park. The UK’s best selling classical
crossover artist of all time returns to the
stage with his brand new show Songs
From The Heart, featuring a stunning
collection of our best loved songs.
Captivating to watch and enchanting
to listen to, Russell continues to wow
audiences with his enigmatic and
entertaining live performances.
“He sings like Pavarotti, and
entertains the audience like
Sinatra” NY Times
Aberdeenshire Music Centre take their
Spring concert to the Music Hall for what
will be an enthralling night of music played
by local talent. With a comprehensive
service meeting the needs of pupils of all
ages, this is a great opportunity to see the
best of what Aberdeenshire offers from the
centre aiming to enhance and inspire the
musical and social development of young
musicians.
STEPPING
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HMT
STEPPING
OUT
Queen of the Night
HMT
STEPPING
OUT
Songs From the Heart
7.30pm
7.30pm
7.30pm
7.30pm
HTickets £9.35 inc. bf C
Tickets £41 - £36 inc. bf
HTickets £24 inc. bf CGR
Tickets £48 - £35.50 inc. bf R
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HEAR THEM HERE FIRST
What have Radiohead, Emeli Sandé, The Libertines and Biffy Clyro got in common?
They've all played The Lemon Tree!
With our Freshly Squeezed series of gigs, we aim to bring tomorrow's huge acts to the
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ROACHFORD
Monday 1 February 2016
Sunday 24 April 2016
Wednesday 17 February 2016
Saturday 28 May 2016
GRETCHEN THE
BLUETONES
PETERS
GO GO
SPRINGSTEEN
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Friday 11 December
Friday 26 February 2016
Thursday 10 March 2016
Monday 14 March 2016
Stewart
Francis
Ed Byrne
Chris Ramsey
Dylan Moran
That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No,
not the bald one. The other one. You know
him. The one Carol from work really likes.
Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway.
Funny chap. Has a new show!
“Comedy’s holy grail.... Go see!”
The Sunday Times
“Hilarious anecdotes! l assure
you Ed Byrne is one comedian
you should DEFINITLEY see”
Edinburgh Festival Magazine
“Jokes come so fast that hecklers
don’t have a chance to get a word in
edgeways” The Times
“Byrne is at the top of his game” ★★★★
Sunday Telegraph
For ages 12+
Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian,
Celebrity Juice regular, star of BBC2’s
Hebburn, and the man who once got
pizza delivered to a moving train
embarks on his biggest stand-up tour
yet! Following sell-out runs of his last
three UK tours, Chris is back with a
brand new show for 2015.
Join him as he explores getting older,
finding yourself, taking responsibility,
realising you are no longer a child and
all of the other terrifying realisations
that come with being dragged kicking
and screaming into modern adulthood.
Dylan Moran star of Black Books, Shaun
of the Dead and Calvary is back with his
new stand up show.
★★★★★ “Jokes as sharp as barbed
wire and a comedy brain quicker
than a steel trap… Rarely have the
rafters of the Playhouse shook so
dangerously to the sound of laughter”
The Scotsman
★★★★ “A supremely confident
performer, his timing for delivering
punchlines is something special” The
Telegraph
★★★★ “It didn’t falter for a
moment. This is stand-up comedy of
the first order... there’s scarcely a
word wasted... seriously good fun”
The Times
Suitable 15+
8pm
8pm
8pm
8pm
Tickets £21.45 inc. bf R
Tickets £22 inc. bf R
Tickets £20.35 inc. bf R
Tickets £28.60 inc. bf CR
Pun Gent Tour
The star of Mock The Week, Michael
McIntyre’s Roadshow and Live At The
Apollo, embarks on a brand new stand
up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new
show!
“A brilliant comic brain... this stand-up
cracks some of the best one liners I’ve
ever heard” Guardian
“Perfectly crafted gags” Sunday Times
Outside, Looking In
All Growed Up
COMEDY / SPOKEN WORD
OCHURE FOR
HOWS!
Off The Hook
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COMEDY / SPOKEN WORD
HMT
HMT
STEPPING
OUT
Saturday 16 April 2016
Craig Campbell
HMT
Thursday 2 - Saturday 11 June 2016
Don’t Look Down
FLYING PIG PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
With Craig Campbell’s record Everest
base camp show looming beyond his
hip-reshaping operation and a winter
of snowboarding comedy shows, the
challenge of keeping the wounded
Moose’s chin up ensures Don’t Look Down
is his most appropriately titled show yet!
The internationally acclaimed comedian
is one of stand-ups most charismatic
and inventive performers with hilarious
tales of globetrotting adventure never
failing to impress (one expectant mother
laughed so hard her waters broke!).
Don’t miss this brand new show from
Canada’s funniest export!
“Loud, beautifully crafted tales of
outsider adventure” Independent
Aberdeen’s own comedy team, the Flying Pigs have been entertaining ever growing audiences
since 1998, and enjoyed sell out runs at HMT with Desperate Fishwives, How To Look Good
Glaikit and Finzean in the Rain.
They’ve also made 3 radio series, a Hogmanay special and a TV pilot for BBC Scotland. Nae
bad for a bunch of chancers!
Now the “punk ‘Scotland the What?’ are back with a brand new show, packed with laughs and
their distinctive North-East flavour. Whether you’re a toonser, a teuchter or an inabootcomer,
we guarantee the best laugh you’ll have in ages.
But don’t take our word for it…
“Father Ted meets The Broons” Scottish Daily Express
“A hoot, pure genius” Evening Express
“Hilarious...” The Scotsman “...albeit lowbrow” The Herald
Dreich Encounter
Tue - Fri 7.30pm, Sat 5pm & 8.30pm
8pm
Tickets £18 inc. bf R
60
Tickets £28.50 - £17 inc. bf CGR
HAPA Friends 2 for 1 opening night and both Sat 5pm perfs £2 off other performances
STEPPING
OUT
Saturday 16 July 2016
Return of the
Grumpy Old
Women
Fifty Shades Of Beige
Returning after a critically acclaimed,
total sell-out spring 2015 tour the
Grumpies are back to knock some sense
into the nation. Perrier Award-winning
comedian, writer and original star of
Grumpy Old Women Jenny Eclair will
be joined by fellow recruits Susie Blake
(Mrs Brown’s Boys BBC One, Coronation
Street, ITV1) and actress and singer
Kate Robbins (Where The Heart Is ITV1,
Casualty BBC One).
“Expect a party” **** The Times
“jaw-dropping one-liners” The Stage
8pm
Tickets £27 inc. bf R
PICK UP A LEMON TREE BROCHURE FOR
FULL DETAILS AND MORE SHOWS!
Tuesday 9 February 2016
HMT
STEPPING
OUT
Friday 12 August 2016
Jimmy Carr:
The Best Of, Ultimate,
Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his
very best jokes along with brand new
material for the ultimate comedy show.
A man who has devoted his life to
crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail
of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new
tour will distil everything we love to laugh
at and be shocked by, into one incredible,
unparalleled night of entertainment.
Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up
scene for a decade and a half.
Now all that experience is being put to
good use - you can see all the greatest
material from his extraordinary career
in one show - this is the very best of
Jimmy Carr.
Suitable 16+
HMT
STEPPING
OUT
Thursday 18 Saturday 20 August 2016
Sarah Millican
Outsider 2016
In the past when you put Sarah Millican
outside, she asked things like:
‘Why? Where is the taxi? Do I need a
cardie?’ and said things like: ‘There’ll be
wasps. I’ve nothing to sit on. Is that poo?
Can we go home?’
But things have changed. Now she has
outside slippers. She can tell a chaffinch
from a tit (hey). But she still can’t tell if it’s
an owl or her husband’s asthma.
Sarah Millican is venturing outside. Bring
a cardie.
“To watch Sarah Millican is to watch a
box of comedy fireworks going off”
The Independent
Suitable 16+
JOE LYCETT
MH
Sunday 21 February 2016
Friday 5 February 2016
IAIN
STIRLING
Thursday 10 March 2016
TONY LAW
Thursday 24 March 2016
MARK
STEEL
The Circus
of Horrors
SOMETHING DIFFERENT
COMEDY
The show that stormed into the finals
of Britain’s Got Talent & now a West End
smash is back to mark its 21st Anniversary
in spectacular style.
The latest incarnation Welcome to the
Carnevil is set in Victorian London in 1899,
Jack the Ripper was still at large & this
was the age of the Freakshow, a young girl
dreamt of running away to join the Circus
only to see her dream become a nightmare
in a decrepit & corpse ridden Carnevil,
plagued by a swamp of Killer Klowns,
Sword Swallowers, Demon Drawfs, Death
Deifying Aerialists and lots lots more, a
show ruled by the undead & climaxing in
an awesome flaming apocalypse.
7.30pm
7.30pm
7.30pm
Tickets £30.50 inc. bf R
Tickets £27 inc. bf R
HTickets £28.60 - £17.60 inc. bf CR
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Opening times
UPPER CIRCLE DRESS CIRCLE
Front-of-house facilities include a restaurant, a
café bar, stunning corporate hospitality facilities
and a box office in the glass foyer.
Enjoy our bars, a café, corporate hospitality
facilities and a box office, which has a separate
Union Street entrance and is open from 9.30am
to 6pm Monday to Saturday, and re-opens at
6.30pm on show nights.
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HMT is open from 9.30am Monday to Saturday and
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Harriet St
Car Park
Schoolhill
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Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS
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About our venues
We welcome you to our venues and hope that
your visit is perfect!
If you would like to comment, compliment or tell
us how we can improve our services then let us
know, by completing one of our Comment Cards,
speaking to a member of staff or emailing
[email protected]
Parking and wheelchair access
Car parking is available at a special reduced
rate at Bon Accord Harriet Street car park.
Further parking available at Denburn car park
and Chapel Street (multi-storey). There is disabled parking on Union
Terrace and outside Aberdeen Art Gallery on Schoolhill. Level access is
available through the Donald Entrance on Rosemount Viaduct. There is
also a drop-off point in front of the theatre.
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:
[email protected]
Public transport
Deaf alerter
Certain performances are British Sign Language (BSL)
interpreted and/or audio described. Seats are reserved for
lip readers at the BSL performance and deaf customers
for up to four weeks before the performance. Look out for
these symbols in the brochure.
show chat
P S C Pre/Post
PSC indicates a pre or post-show chat with cast or creative
Children
Enjoy a drink in our stalls or dress circle bars, which are
open 45 minutes before performances. Interval drinks can
be pre-ordered. Tea and coffee are also available.
Photography, sound and video recording are not
allowed during any performance.
Latecomers
The performance spaces open half an hour before
the start time; if you are late, you will have to wait
to be seated, which may be at the interval.
Car parking is available at a special reduced
rate at Bon Accord Harriet Street car park.
Further parking is available in Golden Square
and Chapel Street (multi-storey). Disabled parking is available in Golden
Square and South Silver Street. A wheelchair lift is situated in the Box
Office entrance, or level access is gained by ringing the doorbell at the
first door on Golden Square.
Signed, lip reading and
audio-described performances
team is available at one or more performances. Please
contact box office for more details.
Photography and recording
Parking and wheelchair access
Sound enhancement
Most buses come along Union Street. Aberdeen
Railway Station is just a few minutes walk from all
our venues. For information visit firstgroup.com
We welcome all children of all ages, unless a
specific performance has an age restriction.
Children under two go free as long as they are
seated on your knee! If children or babies disturb
a performance, we can ask that you leave to be
fair to other customers and the performers.
Music Hall
Sound enhancement
There is an infra-red system for hearing impaired customers.
Headsets for volume control or necklace-type receivers (for
use with hearing aids) are available from customer service
staff in the foyer.
Access
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His Majesty’s Theatre
Refreshments
1906 Restaurant and Café
The restaurant is located upstairs from the Box Office in the
Donald entrance. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant
offers a la carte and pre-theatre menus with a strong focus
on fresh and simple classic dishes.
Drop in to the café bar for coffee and cake, a light lunch or
a snack. Reserve your restaurant table direct with the box
office when buying HMT tickets or direct at the number below.
Private hospitality room also available
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01224 337677
An infra-red sound enhancement system (supported by BT
and Aberdeen Choral Society) is available for customers
with impaired hearing. Headsets or necklace-type receivers
(for use with hearing aids) are available from customer
service staff in the foyer.
A Deaf Alerter fire alarm warning and messaging system is
installed for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Refreshments
Enjoy a leisurely drink in our Concert Bar, which offers
drinks half-an-hour before the performance and at the
interval. Interval drinks may be pre-ordered. Tea and coffee
are also available.
The Lemon Tree
Parking and wheelchair access
Car parking is available at a special reduced
rate at Bon Accord Harriet Street car park.
Further parking is available at West North Street
car park. Level access is available via Shoe Lane by ringing the doorbell.
Refreshments
Enjoy a leisurely drink in our Concert Bar, which offers
drinks half-an-hour before the performance and at the
interval. Interval drinks may be pre-ordered. Tea and coffee
are also available.
Ticket information
Online aberdeenperformingarts.com
Buy your tickets securely and safely at a time that
suits you.
Over the phone
Tel: 01224 641122 - Mon to Sat 9.30am to 6pm
Lines can get busy but calls are answered in the order
received, as quickly as possible.­
In person
HMT & MH Box Office - Mon to Sat 9.30am to 6pm
For that personal touch visit our Box Offices, which
are open late on performance nights. The Lemon Tree
Box Office opens 30 minutes before the performance
start time.
Print @ home
Purchase and print your tickets at home for selected
shows at APA venues.
16+ 18+
U16+A BAL
Age restrictions
Recommended age guidance.
U16+A BAL - Under 16’s must be accompanied by an
adult, balcony seating only.
APA Friends
Discounts available (excludes balcony seating).
RUNNING TIME Please note all running times are approximate.
We have made every effort to ensure that the information in this brochure
is correct but it is subject to change. Latest listing information can be
found online, and remember that casts are subject to availability and can
change. All discounts are subject to availability and exclude the balcony
at HMT and certain days of the week. All ticket prices printed relate to
bookings made in advance of the performance. Occasionally event
promoters request an increase in price for any tickets purchased at the
venue directly before the performance. Please contact the box office for
further details.
Thank you for
your support
Groups & schools welcome
£
£ OFF SCHOOLS
OFFER
The more the merrier as far as we are
concerned, discounts are available for groups
of 8+. Book early to get the best seats and discounts – some shows feature
much greater discounts if you confirm and pay for your tickets earlier - email
[email protected] or call 01224 337605 to speak to
our groups team for more details.
GROUPS 8+
£
£ OFF
Concessions
If you are a student, under 16, over 60, disabled or companion,
job seeking or a Young Scot you may be entitled to reduced
price tickets – remember to ask. Standby tickets are subject to availability
at £11 inc. bf for some HMT shows (maximum of two per booking, eligible
concession holders only – can be withdrawn at any time).
CONCESSIONS
£1 of the ticket cost for this show will go towards the APA Restoration Fund,
the current priority of which is to improve the seating in our three venues
Booking Fees – all prices within the brochure are inclusive of our booking fees.
10% on ticket price for Music Hall and The Lemon Tree and £2 for His Majesty’s
Theatre.
Keep your tickets in a safe place
Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable but may sometimes be exchanged
up to 24 hours before the date of the performance. Please put your tickets
in a safe place! Lost tickets can only be reprinted on the night for reserved
seated performances. Please note exchanges or ticket reprinting is subject to
an admin fee of £2 per ticket (to a maximum £10 per booking).
Other Formats
This brochure is available in BSL on our website, on CD or in large print.
Please call 01224 337642.
CAP 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
aberdeenperformingarts.com, or call 01224 641122.
Your support is vital to deliver
our ambitious vision across all our
venues for the future.
• B ring the best nationally and internationally
renowned companies to Aberdeen
• Nurture the next generation of artistic talent coming
out of the North East
• Grow our flourishing young peoples theatre company
• Offer transformational opportunities for young
people and communities to participate in the arts
• Create and commission unique, home grown
productions
• Invest in our stunning cultural venues, the Music Hall,
The Lemon Tree and His Majesty’s Theatre
If you can imagine it,
you can achieve it.
If you can dream it,
you can become it...
To get involved contact Charlotte Bird
Tel: 01224 337643
or email
[email protected]
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AT A GLANCE
Plan your next great experience
JANUARY
Date
Show
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Sat 2 Jan
Sun 3 Jan
Sat 9 Jan
Sun 10 Jan
Tue 12 Jan
Wed 13 Jan
Thu 14 Jan
Peter Pan
Peter Pan
Funbox: Santa’s
Sleepover Show Funbox: Santa’s
Sleepover Show The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music (BSL)
HMT34
HMT34
MH36
MH36
HMT6
HMT6
HMT6
APA YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS
Thursday 14 - Saturday 16 January 2016
THE LIFE TO COME
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Fri 15 Jan The Sound of Music
HMT6
Sat 16 Jan The Sound of Music (AD/CAP)HMT6
Sun 17 Jan The Classic
MH53
Rock Show
Wed 20 Jan Scottish Ballet:
HMT28
Cinderella
Thu 21 Jan Scottish Ballet:
HMT28
Cinderella
Fri 22 Jan Scottish Ballet:
HMT36
Wee Cinderella
Ceilidh Season:
MH52
Danse McCabre
Sat 23 Jan Scottish Ballet:
HMT28
Cinderella (AD/CAP)
SCO Beethoven
MH43
Symphony No 7
Tue 26 Jan Miss Marple:
HMT19
A Murder is
Announced
Wed 27 Jan Miss Marple:
A Murder is
Announced
Culture Cafe:
Alec Frank Gemmill & Alasdair Beatson
Thu 28 Jan Miss Marple: (BSL)
A Murder is
Announced
Fri 29 Jan Miss Marple:
A Murder is
Announced
Sat 30 Jan Miss Marple:
A Murder is
Announced (AD/CAP)
HMT19
MH47
HMT19
HMT19
HMT19
FEBRUARY
Date
Show
Mon 1 FebHairspray
Tue 2 FebHairspray
Wed 3 FebHairspray
Culture Cafe:
Bozzini Quartet
Thu 4 FebHairspray
Fri 5 FebHairspray
The Circus of Horrors
Sat 6 FebHairspray
Tue 9 Feb The Glenn
Miller Story
Wed 10 Feb The Glenn
Miller Story
Runrig
Thu 11 Feb The Glenn
Miller Story
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HMT7
HMT7
HMT7
MH47
HMT7
HMT7
MH61
HMT7
HMT8
HMT8
MH54
HMT8
Fri 12 Feb The Glenn
HMT8
Miller Story
BBC SSO
MH43
Pictures At
An Exhibition
Sat 13 Feb The Glenn
HMT8
Miller Story
Northern Arc:
MH51
Duncan Chisholm
with Lindsay Lou
& The Flatbellys
Sun 14 Feb ‘The King Is Back’ MH54
Starring Ben
Portsmouth
Wed 17 FebRambert:
HMT29
The Three Dancers
plus other works
Thu 18 FebRambert:
HMT29
The Three Dancers
plus other works
The Ultimate Eagles
MH54
Fri 19 FebRambert:
HMT29
The Three Dancers
plus other works
Ceilidh Season;
MH52
Clachan Yell
MH44
Sun 21 Feb Aberdeen Sinfonietta
Wed 24 Feb Legally Blonde
HMT9
Rumours of
MH54
Fleetwood Mac
For behind the scenes info
and competitions follow us
/aberdeenperformingarts, @apawhatson
HMT9
MH55
HMT9
MH59
HMT9
MH44
MH32
HMT10
MH41
MARCH
Date
Show
Tue 1 Mar Priscilla Queen
of the Desert
Wed 2 Mar Priscilla Queen
of the Desert
Sabaton and
Alestorm
Thu 3 Mar Priscilla Queen
of the Desert
Fri 4 Mar Priscilla Queen
of the Desert
Ceilidh Season:
Shindig
Sat 5 Mar Priscilla Queen
of the Desert (AD/CAP)
Aberdeen City
Music School
Sun 6 Mar Simply The Best
Mon 7 Mar Scott Bradlee
Tue 8 Mar An Inspector Calls
Jason Donovan
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HMT10
HMT10
MH55
HMT10
HMT10
MH52
HMT10
MH55
MH55
MH56
HMT20
MH56
HMT20
Wed 9 Mar An Inspector Calls
Culture Cafe:
MH47
Alan Spence
Thu 10 Mar An Inspector Calls (BSL) HMT20
Chris Ramsey
MH59
HMT20
Fri 11 Mar An Inspector Calls
BBC SSO
MH44
Pastral Symphony
Sat 12 Mar An Inspector Calls (AD/CAP) HMT20
SCO Brahms
MH45
Symphony No 4
Mon 14 Mar Dylan Moran
MH59
Tue 15 Mar Flare Path
HMT21
Paul Heaton
MH22
& Jacqui Abbott
Wed 16 Mar Flare Path
HMT21
HMT21
Thu 17 Mar Flare Path
Fri 18 Mar Flare Path
HMT21
Ceilidh Season:
MH52
Clachan Yell
Sat 19 Mar Flare Path
HMT21
RSNO Oundjian
MH45
& Benedetti
Tue 22 MarLulu
HMT56
Aberdeen
MH45
Choral Society
Wed 23 MarAberdeenshire
MH57
Music Centres
Thu 24 Mar Canned Laughter
HMT22
HMT22
Fri 25 Mar Canned Laughter
Sat 26 Mar Canned Laughter
HMT22
HMT11
Tue 29 Mar Avenue Q
Wed 30 Mar Avenue Q
HMT11
HMT11
Thu 31 Mar Avenue Q (BSL)
APRIL
Date
Show
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Fri 1 Apr
Sat 2 Apr
Tue 5 Apr
Wed 6 Apr
Thu 7 Apr
Fri 8 Apr
Sat 9 Apr
Avenue Q
Avenue Q (AD/CAP)
Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls (BSL)
Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls (AD/CAP)
HMT11
HMT11
HMT12
HMT12
HMT12
HMT12
HMT12
AT A GLANCE
Thu 25 Feb Legally Blonde
Parton Sings Parton
Fri 26 Feb Legally Blonde
Ed Byrne
Sat 27 Feb Legally Blonde
Scottish Ensemble:
Quintets
Sun 28 Feb Brendan Cole
Mon 29 Feb Priscilla Queen
of the Desert
Angela Hewitt:
The Art of Fugue
Saturday 9 April 2016
NORTHERN ARC PRESENTS
INGE THOMSON & KARDEMIMMIT
HMT57
Mon 11 Apr Gregory Porter
Wed 13 Apr Mister Maker
HMT36
Thu 14 Apr Mister Maker
HMT36
Fri 15 AprWhitney
HMT57
Queen of the Night
Sat 16 Apr Craig Campbell
HMT60
Wed 20 Apr Michty Mia!
HMT13
Thu 21 Apr Michty Mia!
HMT13
Fri 22 Apr Michty Mia!
HMT13
Sat 23 April Michty Mia!
HMT13
HMT30
Wed 27 Apr Scottish Ballet
Swan Lake
Thu 28 Apr Scottish Ballet
HMT30
Swan Lake
Fri 29 Apr Scottish Ballet
HMT30
Swan Lake
Sat 30 Apr Scottish Ballet
HMT30
Swan Lake
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Curtain raisers
and encores
Join us for contemporary dining at its very best,
full of character, flavour and style.
• Pre-theatre
• Afternoon tea
• Private functions
• Panto package
• Special events
Return address: Aberdeen Box Office, Aberdeen AB10 1QS
a date to remember
To book Tel: 01224 337677
Email: [email protected] or visit aberdeenperformingarts.com
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Aberdeen Performing Arts is a charity registered in Scotland, No.SC033733
Curtain raisers
and encores
Join us for contemporary dining at its very best,
full of character, flavour and style.
• Pre-theatre
• Afternoon tea
• Private functions
• Panto package
• Special events
a date to remember
To book Tel: 01224 337677
Email: [email protected] or visit aberdeenperformingarts.com
Aberdeen Performing Arts is a charity registered in Scotland, No.SC033733