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June 2017




Monday, May 29 – Saturday, June 3: The habits have hit the road again! The Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy Sister Act returns to the UK with a brand new production starring Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard). Alexandra Burke will not perform in matinees. Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, this is the feel-amazing musical comedy based on the smash hit movie, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm with 2pm Thursday and 2.30pm Saturday matinees. Tickets £48.50 - £19.50, Premium Seats £57.50 - £47.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Thursday, June 1 – 2: Commissioned for those with additional learning needs, Va Va Voom’s production of Doric Disney takes a fun, local twist on Disney titles such as The Lion King, Frozen, Jungle Book and Aladdin. Come along for a night of singing, dancing and laughter as the show’s heroes reach the dreich shores of Aberdeen beach and attempt to get home, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 6.30pm to 9pm. Tickets £8.80 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Saturday, June 3: Enjoy Music Festival, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen

Saturday, June 3: Anti-comedian Ed Aczel wades head long into the thorny issue of Foreign Policy in his new show. The show is a proper chance for the anti-comedian to run through the major foreign policy conundrums of our age, in a strictly linear and geographical way… in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Saturday, June 3: Silver City Soul Revue return for another night of soul, funk and partying. The expanded 10-piece band is even more exciting than last year with added vocals and stylish moves - get ready, 'cause here they come! In The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 8.30pm. Tickets £12.10 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Wednesday, June 7: As part of APA’s Culture Café season, come along to Belmont Filmhouse for a relaxing hour-long writers’ talk. James Robertson is one of Scotland’s finest novelists who has produced a body of work which is wide in its historical sweep but rich in detail and sharply observed. He tackles big themes - slavery in Joseph Knight, the Lockerbie bombing in in The Professor of Truth, 60 years of social and political change in Scotland in And The Land Lay Still.  By contrast, his latest book, To Be Continued…is a surreal and playful romp. In Belmont Filmhouse at 1.30pm. Tickets £8.80 | Meal Deal available, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Thursday, June 8 – 10: Limitless 2017 is the next instalment of non-stop dance from Aberdeen’s Danscentre. Celebrating the school’s 30th year the show is jam packed from hip hop to ballet and tinies to teens with something for everyone and a soundtrack to inspire, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7pm with 2pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £31.50 - £25.50 | Concessions, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Thursday, June 8: A band from Glasgow, Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire has caught the attention of music buffs everywhere. See them perform in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Friday, June 9: APA Junior Youth Theatre presents The Last Tree, a new devised piece which tells a story of friendship, growing up, and the environment. Trees are dying out and super-conglomerate Illuminat Inc. is expanding… exploiting Earth’s natural resources along the way. Heroes Sam and Alex have joined forces with the Eco-Warriors to stand up and fight for the planet… can they save The Last Tree? In The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £8.80 | Concessions and APA Youth Theatre multi-show discounts available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Saturday, June 10: The Bloody Marys are back in town and they are in no mood to be ignored… Following their sell-out Christmas show, Aberdeen’s first, favourite and funniest tribute band will deliver another night of great music delivered in the brilliant and chaotic way only they can pull off, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 8pm. Tickets £16.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.
Wednesday, June 14 – 17: Watch David Walliam’s Gangsta Granny come to life on stage! It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! What Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny! From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the world premiere of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7pm with 1.30pm Wednesday matinee, 10.30am performance on Thursday and Friday, and 2.30pm matinee on Saturday. Tickets £22.50 - £20.50| Children £18 - £16 | Family £66 - £58, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Thursday, June 15 – 16: APA Intermediate Youth Theatre presents Erosion, a new devised piece about society and our love-hate relationship with the plant. One island. Two kingdoms. Two leaders. Two very different ways of life. One kingdom values the simpler things, and the other values economic progress - whatever the cost. They tolerate each other’s existence… but tolerance only lasts so long. What happens when boundaries are crossed and ideologies come face-to-face? In The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £8.80 | Concessions and APA Youth Theatre multi-show discounts available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Saturday, June 17: Come down to The Lemon Tree for our Project Band Showcase with The 101. The 101 is a five-piece indie-rock/indie-pop band from the heart of the North-east and has supported the likes of Fickle Friends and The Little Kicks, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7pm. Tickets £5.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Sunday, June 18: Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards is a unique British sporting hero with an incredible story to tell, as the world’s ninth-fastest amateur downhill speed kier who went on to become Great Britain’s first Olympic (self taught!) ski jumper. He missed out on medals by some distance, but won the hearts of the nation. His show is called Try Hard, and you can see it in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7.30pm. Tickets £18.70 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Tuesday, June 20 – 24: It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Starring Jon Robyns, Cassie Compton, Ray Quinn, Lucie Jones and Ruth Madoc, The Wedding Singer is in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm Tues-Thurs and Saturday, with 8.30pm Friday show. Matinees are Thurs 2pm, Fri 5pm and Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £44 - £22| Premium £52 - £43, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Thursday, June 22: Brought to you by APA Senior Youth Theatre, This Show is Rubbish tells the story of one man’s quest to rid the streets of rubbish, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £8.80| Concessions and APA Youth Theatre multi-show discounts available, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Saturday, June 24: Hells Bells is an accomplished AC/DC Tribute Band who have performed all over the UK as well as Portugal, Austria, Russia, Belgium, Czech Republic and the Middle East. If you love AC/DC then you will love Hells Bells’ high energy performances - a show not to be missed. With support from Fubar, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.
Sunday, June 25: Following their interpretation of Daft Punk's Discovery album at The Lemon Tree in April, Start to End return for their live band's interpretation of Jeff Buckley's classic album Grace, played in full from Start to End, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Tuesday, June 27: Laughter Yoga in Kintore Church Hall at 7.30pm With Helen Spencer Professional International Laughter Yoga Teacher Entry £2.50 Refreshments provided All Welcome

Wednesday, June 28 – Saturday, July 1: Fresh from its sellout production of Sunshine on Leith, Aberdeen Opera Company Productions are delighted to return to HMT with Chess, a sensational musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. A powerful love story set amid the tensions of a world championship chess match, the Cold War and a frenzied media circus.  Two world class chess players, an American and a Russian, fight for supremacy both on the chess board and for the love of the same woman, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm with 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £32 - £26, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Thursday, June 29 – Saturday, July 1: Stage 4 Theatre is an exciting new amateur theatre company for people aged 18 and up in Aberdeen, staging its first show, Boogie Nights, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7.30pm with 10pm finish. Tickets £15.40 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

July 2017




July 29/30: 4TG Game Con 2017 Venue: AECC, Oil & Gas Arena, AB23 8BL Time: 10am - 8pm Details: 4TG Game Con will once again descend on the city of Aberdeen for 20 hrs of pure gaming! Our attendees will get the chance to be involved in all aspects of gaming including Esports Tournaments, VR Zones, Current Gen Gaming, Retro Zone, Indie Zone, Kids Zone, Cosplay, Youtube/Twitch Guests, Career Zone, Exhibitors & Merchandise + Much Much More! Join us on the 29th & 30th July in the Granite City for some solid stone gaming! Get your tickets here - http://www.4thegamers.co.uk/tickets/ Organiser: SEM EVENTS Ltd Admission charge: From £20 Tickets from: £20 Website: http://www.4thegamers.co.uk/ Public telephone: 07817530737

Wednesday, June 28 – Saturday, July 1: Fresh from its sellout production of Sunshine on Leith, Aberdeen Opera Company Productions are delighted to return to HMT with Chess, a sensational musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. A powerful love story set amid the tensions of a world championship chess match, the Cold War and a frenzied media circus.  Two world class chess players, an American and a Russian, fight for supremacy both on the chess board and for the love of the same woman, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm with 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £32 - £26, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Thursday, June 29 – Saturday, July 1: Stage 4 Theatre is an exciting new amateur theatre company for people aged 18 and up in Aberdeen, staging its first show, Boogie Nights, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7.30pm with 10pm finish. Tickets £15.40 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

July 4: NMN Comedy's Independence Day Spectacular Venue: Upstairs @ The Blue Lamp Time: Doors 8pm, Show Start 8.30pm Finish 10.30pm Details: A free monthly comedy night dedicated to developing and showcasing local comedic talent. No, this is not an appreciation of the Will Smith 90's blockbuster, this is an explosive night of comedy from the very best comedians the Granite City had to offer. Celebrate the American holiday with a bang, by watching Scottish comedians not give a hoot that it is 4th of July Opening Days and Times: Doors 8pm, Show Start 8.30pm Finish 10.30pm Ticket Information: FREE ENTRY Link to Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/173029179897392 Upstairs @ The Blue Lamp 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BU* *stand-up; comedy; performing arts; live shows; culture; humour; standup; local; comedians; professional; amature; free Organiser: Marc Christie Admission charge: FREE Tickets from: Website: https://www.facebook.com/newmaterialnight/ Public telephone: 07599751377

Tuesday, July 4: Yorkston, Thorne & Khan released their new album, Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars, earlier this year. See the trio perform songs from this and their previous album, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

July 7: Tor Na Coille Whisky Club Venue: Tor Na Coille Hotel, Inchmarlo Road, Banchory, AB31 4AB Time: 7pm-9pm Details: This is not your father’s whisky tasting. There will be no corduroy, cardigans or chin-stroking. Just good whisky. And lots of it. oin whisky connoisseurs Sandy Kenneway and Steven McConnachie for a guided tour of Scotland’s national drink, sampling malts from across the country and learning about what makes good whisky. For just £20 per person, you can sample several whiskies in some of the most beautiful surroundings on Royal Deeside on 5 May, 2 June, 7 July and 4 August. Or, for those keen to visit all sessions, get four for the price of three with a block booking. With decades of experience in the whisky industry between them, Sandy – who has led tastings at festivals across Scotland – and Steven – a whisky expert from renowned bottler Murray McDavid – will debunk the myths surrounding the whisky making process and highlight the subtle differences between different regions and expressions. Sitting amongst acres of private wooded ground, the four-star Tor Na Coille Hotel offers stunning panoramic views of Royal Deeside. Each of the Victorian country house hotel’s rooms and suits is uniquely decorated, giving them all a distinct personality of their own. The Tor Na Coille Whisky Club will run from 7pm on 5 May, 2 June, 7 July and 4 August at £20 per person. Block book all four sessions and pay just £60. Visit www.tornacoille.com for more information about the hotel, and email info@tornacoille.com or call 01331 822242 to book. Organiser: Tor Na Coille Hotel Admission charge: £20 per person per session, or £60 to block book all four sessions Tickets from: info@tornacoille.com or 01331 822242 Website: http://www.tornacoille.com Public telephone: 01330 822242

Friday, July 7 - 8: Whether you’re a confirmed gin lover, or just curious to explore the amazing range of traditional or trendy gins bursting onto the market, Aberdeen Gin Fest will have something for you, showcasing a number of gin producers. There will be talks by some of the producers, live music, great local food and a bottle shop, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen. Friday session: 7pm – 11pm. Saturday sessions: 2pm – 5pm and 7pm – 11pm. Tickets £25 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

July 12: Blink 182, AECC

Thursday, July 13: Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more, they take traditional Scottish music and bring it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £17.60 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Monday, July 17 - 21: Are you in secondary school and looking for a fun way to spend the summer holiday? APA Engage! Summer School: Seniors 2017 is for pupils in S1 to S6. This course is an opportunity to learn and develop skills in devising and performance. Participants will learn a play in a week, working with theatre and music specialists to create and perform a fully staged production in Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree. The course takes place from 10am – 4pm each day at His Majesty’s Theatre Studio. The end-of-course performance takes place at The Lemon Tree on Friday, July 21 at 7pm. Places cost £90 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

July 18: Kintore & District Community Council meeting 7pm Kintore Primary School. All interested welcome to attend.

July 21: Olly Murs, AECC

Friday, July 21: Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club comes to Aberdeen for a Summer Party. Yes, the legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles of Red Dwarf, Robot Wars and Coronation Street fame is also one of the UK’s best loved Funk and Soul DJ’s. Broadcasting for over 10 years on BBC 6 Music with their primetime Saturday night Funk and Soul show, Craig Charles has gone from strength to strength. After smashing it with sold out shows at The Lemon Tree in 2016, the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen. Doors 9pm, 1am finish. Tickets £15.40 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Saturday, July 22: Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £24.50 - £23.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Monday, July 24 – 28: Is your youngster looking for a fun way to spend their summer holiday? APA Engage! Summer School: Juniors 2017 is for primary school pupils in P4 – P7. This exciting course allows young people to learn the building blocks of theatre and music performance in His Majesty’s Theatre, a venue at the heart of Aberdeen’s arts scene. The participants will create a unique performance to share with family and friends at the end of the course. The course takes place from 10am – 4pm each day at His Majesty’s Theatre Studio. The end-of-course sharing of work takes place at HMT on Friday, July 28 at 3pm. Places cost £80 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Tuesday, July 25 – 26: Direct from a smash-hit WEST END and international tour, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage. Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 1.30pm on Tuesday and 10.30am & 1.30pm on Wednesday. Recommended for ages 3+ with approx. 55minute running time. Tickets £15.50 | Family tickets available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

July 28 - August 8: Aberdeen International Youth Festival www.aiyf.org

August 2017




July 28 - August 8: Aberdeen International Youth Festival www.aiyf.org

Tuesday, August 1: NMN Comedy's Pre-Fringe Blowout Venue: Venue Detail: Upstairs @ The Blue Lamp 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU Time: Doors 8pm, Show Start 8.30pm Finish 10.30pm Details: A free monthly comedy night dedicated to developing and showcasing local comedic talent. Want to see comedians testing and honing their craft but can't afford (or be bothered) to travel to Edinburgh and pay extortionate prices for everything? *Have no fear as we have you covered. We have the very best local acts Beta Testing their material. Come along and have a laugh. Opening Days and Times: Tuesday 1st August Doors 8pm, Show Start 8.30pm Finish 10.30pm* REE ENTRY https://www.facebook.com/events/1953334011615788 Venue Detail Upstairs @ The Blue Lamp 21 Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BU Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows, Stand-up, Comedy, live shows, culture, humour, standup, local, comedians, professional, amateur, free, Comedy Organiser: Marc Christie Admission charge: FREE Tickets from: Website: https://www.facebook.com/newmaterialnight Public telephone: 07599751377

Wednesday, August 2: Dramatic Troop for Artistic Creation (Morocco) and Jamaican Youth Theatre come together for a double bill as part of AIYF. Black & White by The Dramatic Troop explores different types of conflict in the world through a fiercely competitive fight for the love of a mysterious woman. Jamaican Youth Theatre's piece called Jamaica Drum chronicles the importance of the drum through the history of Jamaica, +, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £6.60 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Thursday, August 3: As part of AIYF, Dance Studio Light (Czech Republic) and Jamaica Youth Festival present a double bill. Dance Studio Light return to AIYF with two new pieces of choreography that explore migration, identity, isolation and acceptance. Jamaican Youth Theatre presents Jamaica Drum, which chronicles the importance of the drum through the history of Jamaica, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £6.60 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Thursday, August 3: The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland will perform as part of AIYF, with a programme, inspired by The Americas theme, that includes “American in Paris” from George Gershwin and “Symphony No 3” by Arron Copeland, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm with 9.30pm finish. Tickets £18.50 - £12.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

August 4: Tor Na Coille Whisky Club Venue: Tor Na Coille Hotel, Inchmarlo Road, Banchory, AB31 4AB Time: 7pm-9pm Details: This is not your father’s whisky tasting. There will be no corduroy, cardigans or chin-stroking. Just good whisky. And lots of it. *Join whisky connoisseurs Sandy Kenneway and Steven McConnachie for a guided tour of Scotland’s national drink, sampling malts from across the country and learning about what makes good whisky. For just £20 per person, you can sample several whiskies in some of the most beautiful surroundings on Royal Deeside on 5 May, 2 June, 7 July and 4 August. Or, for those keen to visit all sessions, get four for the price of three with a block booking. With decades of experience in the whisky industry between them, Sandy – who has led tastings at festivals across Scotland – and Steven – a whisky expert from renowned bottler Murray McDavid – will debunk the myths surrounding the whisky making process and highlight the subtle differences between different regions and expressions. Sitting amongst acres of private wooded ground, the four-star Tor Na Coille Hotel offers stunning panoramic views of Royal Deeside. Each of the Victorian country house hotel’s rooms and suits is uniquely decorated, giving them all a distinct personality of their own. The Tor Na Coille Whisky Club will run from 7pm on 5 May, 2 June, 7 July and 4 August at £20 per person. Block book all four sessions and pay just £60. Visit www.tornacoille.com for more information about the hotel, and email info@tornacoille.com or call 01331 822242 to book. Organiser: Tor Na Coille Hotel Admission charge: £20 per person per session, or £60 to block book all four sessions
Tickets from: info@tornacoille.com or 01331 822242 Website: http://www.tornacoille.com Public telephone: 01330 822242

Friday, August 4: Y dance, Scotland’s national dance agency for young people once again bring some of the brightest talent from across Scotland to AIYF for an evening of new contemporary dance. With guest choreographers from the UK and abroad the young dancers are challenged by some of the best professional artists in the business and create exciting and innovative dances for audiences of all ages, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £6.60 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Saturday, August 5: The AIYF International Variety Gala offers a celebration of the wide range of both local and international performers attending AIYF this year. Showcasing many of the best in dance, theatre, music and song performances that have entertained audiences over the previous nine days. The gala will see groups taking part from Jamaica, Czech Republic, USA, Ghana, Russia, Italy and many more including from across the UK, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 2.30pm, 5pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £28.50 - £13.50, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Tuesday, August 8 – 12: The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to Aberdeen. Christopher, 15 years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under the suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm with 2pm Thursday and 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £32 - £13, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Thursday, August 10: Aberdeen Performing Arts hosts a Practitioner Training event in collaboration with Touchstone and the National Theatre inspired by the award-winning production, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. This event is a unique training workshop with Touchstone and will be followed by two Curious Incident Insight Sessions led by Kim Pearce (National Theatre Resident Director on both UK tours), which will explore the making of the production. The day will conclude with the performance of Curious Incident itself, and catering will be provided throughout, in His Majesty’s Theatre from 10am, with performance at 7.30pm. Full day £50, ½ day £40, ¼ day £25, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Thursday, August 10: This National Theatre Insight Session: Inside the Rehearsal Room offers an overview of how the creative team worked collaboratively to bring The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time to life, as well as practical demonstrations of how the actors and directors work together in rehearsals to unlock the script!, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Tickets £5, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Thursday, August 10: This National Theatre Insight Session: Technical in Focus offers a multi-media insight into the processes used by the design team when imagining The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time for the first time. It will explore how the audio/visual elements have evolved in line with the staging of the production, and offer you an understanding of the stagecraft displayed on stage, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 5pm to 6pm. Tickets £5, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
SOLD OUT - Monday, August 14: Making a Murderer - A Conversation with Steven Avery’s former Criminal Deference Attorney Jerry Buting will be an evening of conversation with one of the most compelling figures featured in the Netflix documentary, Making a Murderer, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £19.80 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Friday, August 18: Neil Hilborn is a bestselling author, and with over 100 million views to his credit, he is the most-watched poet ever. See him in his element in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.
Saturday, August 19 – 20: Anchors away with Anya, Gary and Kevin (formerly the stars of The Singing Kettle) for their all new show for 2017 – Underwater Adventure where they voyage beneath the waves to the bottom of the ocean. There’s somefin fishy going on in their latest singalong tail - the FUNBOX is locked and the gang will have to cause a splash because their magical keys are all tucked up in the sea bed. Can they find them all in time? Find out in His Majesty’s Theatre at12pm & 3pm. Tickets £16 | family ticket available, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Saturday, August 19: Kintore Church Organ Recital by Philip Berg MVO FRCO ARCM Master of the Music, The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, London playing a varied & inspiring selection of music Kintore Parish Church donations will be welcomed

Saturday, August 19: Approaching their 20th year in 2018, Blazin’ Fiddles are undoubtedly one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Since the late ‘90s, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. This legendary, multi award-winning act never fails to set the hearts of their audiences alight, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Wednesday, August 23 – 26: Lyric Musical Society’s Anything Goes tells the story of the hilarious antics on an ocean liner on its way from New York to London and the lives and loves of the characters on board. Come along and join The Lyric to celebrate their special birthday in style as they cast off and set sail on a voyage of fantastic music and song! in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm with 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £32.50 - £26.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

August 26 - September 25: TechFest, Aberdeen

Saturday, August 26: Groove Cruise are Aberdeen's premier party band playing an irresistible mix of dancefloor classics from the 60's to the present. From Stevie Wonder to Bruno Marrs from Pink to Paloma, Groove Cruise are guaranteed to have you shaking your stuff on the dancefloor all night long, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 8pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Monday, August 28 – Saturday, September 2: Following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre, the classic story of the trailblazing Jane Eyre is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm with 2pm Thursday and Saturday matinee. Tickets £31.50 - £12.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Tuesday, August 29 – Tuesday, November 14: APA Engage! Senior Youth Theatre (S5 +_S6) participants will develop skills in performance, theatre making and staging a performance. Participants will work as an ensemble alongside theatre professionals to create a production which will be fully staged in The Lemon Tree for two nights at the end of Term 3. This course takes place at His Majesty's Theatre Education Studio. There is a priority booking period for attenders of the previous term, this class may have limited availability prior to going on sale. Classes take place every Tuesday from 6.30pm to 9pm and places cost £80 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Tuesday, August 29 – Tuesday, June 19, 2018: Project Band is a course unlike any other, where you will work towards a showcase in The Lemon Tree at the end of the academic year. It offers the chance to fine tune your song writing skills and get a foot up in the music industry. Workshops will be offered in areas including sound recording, event planning, marketing, as well as plenty of time to develop practical music skills. This course takes place across three terms, on Tuesday evenings from 7pm – 9pm, in His Majesty’s Theatre Education Suite. Places cost £70/term or £210 in advance, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Wednesday, August 30 – Wednesday, November 15: APA Engage! Intermediate Youth Theatre (for S3 + S4) will hone your performance skills and further develop your understanding of how to stage a performance. You will work as an ensemble alongside theatre professionals to devise a production which will be fully staged in The Lemon Tree Studio for two nights at the end of Term 3. Throughout the three terms you will explore a range of theatre styles and techniques and have the opportunity to take part in a variety of skills workshops lead by industry professionals. This course takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, in His Majesty’s Theatre Education Suite. Places cost £75/term, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Wednesday, August 30: All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft of Sydney’s finest singer-songwriters - Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney – here combining in four-part, indie-folk harmony heaven. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of charm and songwriting prowess, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Thursday, August 31 – Thursday, November 16: APA Engage! Mega Maestros is an opportunity for children of Primary 4-7 age to develop a love for performing, build on their confidence and develop skills in singing and music making. In Mega Maestros we explore different genres of music, develop musicianship skills through games and creative exercises and perform a sharing of work at the end of term for friends and family. This course takes palce on Thursday afternoons from 4pm – 5.30pm, in His Majesty’s Theatre Education Suite. Places cost £70/term, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Thursday, August 31: Providing unstoppable grooves since 2010, award-winning Federation of the Disco Pimp are Scotland’s premier exponent of modern funk. Combining elements of Old-School Funk, Disco, Psychedelic and Jazz, this 7-piece band of Scots are legendary for their endless energy and blistering live sets, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

September 2017



August 26 - September 25: TechFest, Aberdeen

September 5-8: SPE Offshore Europe, AECC - Europe’s leading oil event.

September 9-17: North East Open Studios (NEOS), Art Festival.

September 23: The Prime Four Beast Race - Banchory Venue: Knockburn Loch, Strachan, By Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 6LL Time: For times, please see website www.beastrace.co.uk Details: BEAST yourself on an epic 10k obstacle course race over tough Scottish terrain. Run, climb, slide, wade & crawl round 25 mega obstacles; giant water slides; icy loch water; thick mud & swamp crossings. It’s the ultimate team, or solo, challenge. Test your stamina at Scotland’s ‘beastliest’ obstacle race. It all starts on the banks of Knockburn Loch, within the picturesque Scottish landscape near Banchory, in the heart of Aberdeenshire. Don’t be fooled by the pretty heather and Scots pine setting - this Beast has a sting in its tail! As well as having a brilliant time taming the Beast you can choose to support our charity partner, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland: a vital charity that improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness. Free pledge places available – please see http://www.beastrace.co.uk/charity.html. Organiser: Firetrail Events Ltd. Website: www.beastrace.co.uk Public telephone: 0330 321 1145

October 2017



October 14: Emeli Sande, AECC. The Aberdeenshire singer returns to Aberdeen for a home gig.

October 17/19: John Bishop, AECC

October 28: Illuminator Run Venue: Glen Tanar estate. Event base: Aboyne Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5JN
Time: PLease see website for times. Details: Go wild through the night on Scotland’s toughest night half marathon+. Run or walk 15 dark miles over rugged hill trails with just the glow of your head torch to lead the way. See the natural beauty of Glen Tanar’s ancient Scots pine forest in a spectacular new light. Walk the route, race hard or just jog round – the average finishing time for runners is 2.5 hours and 6 hours for walkers. The course is clearly way-marked and there will be a hot drinks station with stunning light effects at the halfway point. Total ascent over the course is 600m. At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits … well deserved after tackling 15 miles of trails and tracks through the dark Scottish forest! Braemar Mountain Rescue Association is our nominated charity partner. Pledge places are available – please see website www.illuminatorrun.co.uk. The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with our professional staff and first aid teams. Organiser: Firetrail Events Ltd. Website: www.illuminatorrun.co.uk Public telephone: 0330 321 1148

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December 2017



Grateful thanks to Aberdeen Performing Arts for supplying events information for His Majesty's Theatre, Music Hall and Lemon Tree.

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