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Brochure of live shows, films, workshops, classes and more April, May & June 2013

Text of Eastgate Brochure Spring 2013

  • NabuccoPLACIDO DOMINGOlive from Covent Garden

    Four Farces Fast, furious, fun

    Women of NoteTwo bands, six women, sublime music

    springAPRIL MAY JUNE

    BOX OFFICE 01721 725 777www.eastgatearts.com

    EASTGATE THEATRE & ARTS CENTRE

    2013

  • ...32... EASTGATE PEEBLES EH45 8AD BOX OFFICE 01721 725 777 for more information visit www.eastgatearts.com

    AprilLive opera onthe Eastgate stageMadame Butterfly ...9

    Fast, furious and very funny Four Farces ...6

    Placido Domingo isNabucco ...4

    MayNursery rhymes cometo life in Each Peach,Pear, Plum ...15

    A musical ride ona mercurial donkey.Platero ...7

    String Sisters Vamm ...24

    JuneGloriana Elizabeth 1as never before ...5

    Power trio with footpercussion Genticorum ...25

    highlights...

    BOX OFFICE IS OPENMONDAY - SATURDAY 10am - 5pmUNTIL 8pm ON PERFORMANCE NIGHTS

    BOX OFFICE 01721 725 777MORE INFO www.eastgatearts.com

    Printed using vegetable inks on FSCapproved paper. All the carbon emissionsgenerated in the printing of this programmewill be offset by planting broadleaved trees ina local community woodland resulting in theprint becoming completely carbon balanced.

    Theres a great sense of out andabout-ness running right throughthe Eastgates spring programme.

    Landscape Theatres Secrets, Treesand Stars is based on one womansexploration of the Borders landscape,from tiny flowers to big skies. InRowan Tree Theatre Companysdouble-bill of new writing FromScript to Stage the debatablelands also provide an atmosphericbackdrop to two contrasting tales ofmodern life. Meanwhile the Spanishsierras are the setting for MikeMarans charming new show, Platero Travels with a Donkey.

    Musically the mix is just as wide-ranging, counterpointing homegrownScottish talent with some excitingbands from much further afield.The Henry Girls enrich their ownIrish tradition with a generous dashof Americana. Genticorum bringan inimitable concoction of FrenchCanadian tunes and rhythms. AndBudapest Caf Orchestra (whomay not be entirely Hungarian!)return with the most eclecticselection of European soundsthat you could imagine.

    Familiar fare or far horizons the choice is yours.

    Caroline AdamGeneral Manager

    spotlight

    2013springEastgate Theatre & Arts Centre

    Eastgate Peebles EH45 8AD

    Box Office: 01721 725 777Drop us a line at [email protected]

    Visit our website www.eastgatearts.comfor more information about the theatreand to sign up to receive regular emailsabout things you're interested in.

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    Opening timesBox Office: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Film Sundays 12.30 - 5pm and until 8pm onshow nights.

    CafMonday - Saturday 10am - 5pmFilm Sundays 12.30 - 5pm and 6.30pmuntil interval end on show nights.

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    The Eastgate Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of

    Friends of the Eastgate -2 off the first ticket.

    Friend of a Friend offer - if youre aFriend of the Eastgate, you can bring a friend with you for free.

    Groups Ring Box Office to findout about group booking discounts.

    Family Tickets - 1 adult + 3 kids or2 adults + 2 kids for the price of 4 kids.

    Registered Disabled/Carer - 2 off full price.

    Child Discount - 5 unless specified otherwise.

    Student Discount - 2 off full pricefor full-time students.

    Audio Description service available.

    OAP - 5 unless specified otherwise.

    5Calling all School students

    A 5 note is your passport to entertainment on yourdoorstep. From Robert Pattinson and Natalie Portman toDaniel Sloss and the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Show, thelatest films, comedy all kinds of music, plays, dance andmore are playing most evenings, most weeks at the EastgateTheatre in Peebles. Look out for this symbol in the brochure.

    Cover photo M Uehara

    We offer a range of discounts onselected shows. Look out for theicons on the event listings.

    Discounts& Information

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    ROYAL OPERApresents

    GlorianaAuditorium

    Brittens portrait of the public and privatefaces of Elizabeth I is a brilliant depiction ofthe Tudor court and the tension betweenaffairs of state and affairs of the heart, thepublic image of the Virgin Queen and herseething personal feelings.

    Award-winning Richard Jones directs aGloriana for our time, in a setting thatre-creates the excitement of our ownQueens Coronation year.

    Starring Susan Bullock as Queen Elizabeth I,this is a unique tribute both to the nationsmonarch and to its greatest opera composer.

    Mon 24 June7.15pm

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    THE ROYAL OPERApresents

    NabuccoAuditorium

    A masterwork containing some of the greatestchoral music, wonderful arias and ensembles.

    Domingo takes another thrilling step into thebaritone repertory, following his triumphs asSimon Boccanegra, as he sings the title role ofNabucco for the first time. Acclaimed directorDaniele Abbado makes his Royal Opera debutwith this co-production with La Scala, Milan.

    Verdis rich score does full justice to the operasepic themes of nationhood, faith, love andredemption and calls upon the full might of theOrchestra of the Royal Opera House and theRoyal Opera Chorus.

    Mon 29 April7.15pm

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    for more information visit www.eastgatearts.com4... EASTGATE PEEBLES EH45 8AD BOX OFFICE 01721 725 777

    ROYAL OPERApresents

    La Donna del LagoAuditorium

    A masterpiece set in the Scottish Highlands.Based on The Lady of the Lake by Sir WalterScott, this is the most fully romantic of RossinisItalian operas with expansive ensembles andshimmering orchestration.

    John Fulljames staging provides an insight intothis rich but under-explored seam of operaticgold. Featuring three of the leading bel cantovoices of our time (Juan Diego Flrez, JoyceDiDonato and Colin Lee) La Donna del Lagopromises to be a musical revelation.

    Mon 27 May6.45pm

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    All performances are screened live fromThe Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,unless otherwise specified. Child price: 10

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  • MIKE MARAN PRODUCTIONS AND MARJANISHVILI THEATRE, TBILISIpresents

    Platero. Travels with a DonkeyAuditorium

    Spend a year in the timeless Andalusian landscape of sunny southern Spain witha poet and his constant companion, a little silver donkey called Platero.

    Master storyteller Mike Maran, internationally renowned director Levan Tsuladzeand puppeteer Nino Namitcheishvili create a beautiful adaptation of Juan RamonJimenezs stories, accompanied by a new score from Craig Ogden.

    A joy to watch... this is storytelling at its finest The Stage****

    Stunning... incredible attention to detail` Fringe Guru****

    Suitable for 11+

    Sat 18 May 7.30pm

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    in association with NorwichPuppet Theatre, ColchesterMercury Theatre and NFAInternational Arts & Culture

    A musical ride on amercurial donkeydeep into the soul ofa small Spanish town

    ...Drama

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    EUROPEAN ARTS COMPANYpresents

    Four FarcesAuditorium

    Duelling pistols, mistaken identity, double-crossing,intoxication, cross dressing, romance and a shot inthe darkjust some of the ingredients of these fouruproarious one act comedies.

    European Arts Company is now in its tenth year,touring the UK and internationally.These four farces will be performedin its usual breathlessly imaginative,inventive style. This promises tobe a night of raucous laughterand great fun.

    European Arts Company reallytakes the audience by storm. Asurreal performance, witty andhilarious, full of energy, talentand creativity Culture Guide

    Thu 18 April 7.30pm

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    Drama

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  • TRICKY HAT PRODUCTIONSIn association with Cumbernauld Theatrepresents

    Unusual Places to Dance(part 2)Auditorium

    What does growing older in Scotland looks andfeel like today?

    This multi media production, with film and music,is inspired by stories gathered from theatre basedprojects with older people. It illuminates aspectsof older peoples lives that society often ignores.

    Your partner rips your clothes off at 20 and at 78.Same action, different meaning. A neighbourshakes a womans hand the first time anyone hastouched her in 19 years since her husband died.

    Tricky Hat produces thought-provoking andinsightful theatre that challenges preconceivedideas and assumptions, accessing voices andstories seldom seen or heard.

    Utterly engagingunseen voices spokevividly of love found on the dance floor.Mary Brennan, The Herald

    Thu 2 May 7.30pm

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    ... Opera

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    Drama

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    OPERA BOHEMIA presents

    Madame ButterflyAuditorium

    This fresh, new production of PuccininsMadame Butterfly is set in modern day Japan.Rising Scottish star Catriona Clark sings the roleof the nave Cio-Cio San, leading a cast of upand coming professional artists. This tale oflove, sacrifice and heartbreak promises to be amemorable night for opera lovers andnewcomers alike.

    Opera Bohemia has built its reputation forexciting and high energy productions byengaging young performers to create suchcritically acclaimed touring operas as La Bohmeand Lucia di Lammermoor.

    Wed 17 April 7.30pm

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    One of the most exciting newopera companies in the countryThe Herald

    This company is a wealth ofextraordinary fresh talent The List

    A breath of fresh air on theoperatic circuit The Courier

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