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May
23
Thu
Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany @ Perth Theatre
May 23 @ 6:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany @ Perth Theatre

Adapted by Ingrid Garner. Directed by Craig Tyrl. Ages 12+

During the great depression, when she is nine, Eleanor’s family moves from her beloved America to Germany, where a new job awaits her father. But war breaks out as her family is crossing the Atlantic and return to the United States becomes impossible. Eleanor struggles to maintain stability, hope and identity in a world of terror and contrasts.

This true story, with its themes of social and political turmoil, is strikingly relevant almost 80 years later. Ingrid Garner, the show’s writer and sole performer, enacts the universal yet seldom reported experience of civilians in wartime. In a thoroughly physical production, accompanied by sound, images and video, the audience is immersed in her grandmother’s harrowing journey of survival.

Telegraph’s #1 Theatre Pick, Edinburgh Fringe 2017

WINNER! ‘Critics Choice Award’ Fringe World 2015, Perth, Australia.

★★★★★ “The powerful story is unforgettable – a must-see for history buffs and theatre-aficionados alike”

The Young’uns: The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff @ Perth Theatre
May 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Young'uns: The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff @ Perth Theatre

Three time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners, The Young’uns, present a new and unique piece of modern folk theatre.

The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff is the story of one man’s adventure from begging on the streets in the north of England to fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War, taking in the Hunger Marches and the Battle of Cable Street. It’s a timely, touching and often hilarious musical adventure following the footsteps of one working-class hero who witnessed some of the momentous events of the 1930s.

With their trademark harmony, honesty and humour, the Teeside trio bring together 16 specially-composed songs, spoken word, striking imagery, and the real recorded voice of Johnny himself to tell a remarkable human story oozing with modern relevance.

“The harmonies are glorious, the wit is waspish. The songs are powerful, the banter is relentless and the audience is happy. What’s not to like?”
★★★★★ The Guardian
“Glorious….celebrating the uncelebrated with warmth, vigour and passion”
★★★★ MOJO
“A heartfelt secular hymnary for these troubled times and a rallying call for humanity.”
★★★★ The Scotsman
Running time approx. 1 hour 50 minutes, including interval.

May
30
Thu
Hidden Door presents: Ray BLK, Let’s Eat Grandma, The Honey Farm, Sarra Wild, Chuchoter @ The Leith Theatre
May 30 @ 6:00 pm
Hidden Door presents: Ray BLK, Let's Eat Grandma, The Honey Farm, Sarra Wild, Chuchoter @ The Leith Theatre

Thursday 30 May will be presented in partnership with The List, offering an eclectic opening night that once again makes a strong statement of intent to address the gender imbalance rife in UK music festival lineups, with a female-led roster of acts including the groundbreaking R&B star Ray BLK, winner of BBC Sound of 2017, and the universally acclaimed experimental pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma. Bass-heavy hip hop direct from the East Coast (of Scotland) is provided by the all-female rhyme-masters The Honey Farm, with Edinburgh’s underground, electronic duo Chuchoter and notorious Glasgow DJ Sarra Wild bookending the celebratory bill.

Hidden Door is an arts organisation which aims to open up urban spaces as a platform for new and emerging artists, musicians, theatre makers, performers, film makers and poets. Through organising temporary events Hidden Door works to showcase new work and create engaging environments for the public to experience, explore and discover.

Over 18s only. All tickets sold subject to licence.

Exact times are still to be confirmed and the programme is subject to change by Hidden Door.

May
31
Fri
Hidden Door presents: George FitzGerald, Nathan Fake, Kelly Lee Owens, Maranta @ The Leith Theatre
May 31 @ 6:00 pm
Hidden Door presents: George FitzGerald, Nathan Fake, Kelly Lee Owens, Maranta @ The Leith Theatre

Friday 31 May will see Hidden Door offer its first ever nine-hour show of seamless music from 6pm – 3am, bringing together some of the finest electronica currently being made in the UK with a live set from London-based George FitzGerald fresh from his BBC Radio 1 residency, and Ninja Tune’s Nathan Fake taking us through til 3am alongside local duo Maranta and acclaimed producer and singer Kelly Lee Owens.

Hidden Door is an arts organisation which aims to open up urban spaces as a platform for new and emerging artists, musicians, theatre makers, performers, film makers and poets. Through organising temporary events Hidden Door works to showcase new work and create engaging environments for the public to experience, explore and discover.

Over 18s only. All tickets sold subject to licence.

Exact times are still to be confirmed and the programme is subject to change by Hidden Door.

Aug
30
Fri
Harbour Sleights: Aberdeen Lifeboat Presents an Evening of Magic @ The Tivoli Theatre
Aug 30 all-day
Harbour Sleights: Aberdeen Lifeboat Presents an Evening of Magic @ The Tivoli Theatre

Aberdeen Lifeboat presents an evening of magic and mystery, in association with Aberdeen Magical Society.

Expect the unexpected in a magical extravaganza suitable for ages 8-108, featuring incredible feats of magic, mindreading, escapology and illusion.

Allow the North East’s top magicians to amaze and astound you – while raising vital funds for the Aberdeen Lifeboat Station.

For more information about the Aberdeen Lifeboat, visit www.rnli.org.uk

For more information about Aberdeen Magical Society, visit www.aberdeenmagic.com