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This brochure is packed with information about live performances, screenings, blockbuster films and a whole range of classes for adults and children. It covers July, August and September 2016.

Text of Eastgate summer 2016


    Borders andFrontiers At home, across the world and beyond

    Regal ReflectionsOn screen and on stage

    Peebles CelebratesAmazing creativity

    Majestic Musicwith lots of strings


    BOX OFFICE 01721 725 777www.eastgatearts.com

  • For full details of all events see centre pages of this brochure.

    Tel 01721 725777 www.peeblesartsfestival.org

    Thursday 25 August Sunday 4 September

    TalksFilm Theatre

    Visual Arts






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    So many good things coming up overthe next three months not least somebreathtaking musicians, two heart-warming documentaries, and thewonderful assortment of locally-basedwalks, talks, performances and visualarts that make up this years CreativePeebles Festival.

    And then theres our summerdrama collection a set of excitingproductions that explore some of thethings that matter most including loveand loss, families and friendships, andjourneys through space and time.

    Two of the plays go back throughhistory to consider the extraordinarycourage of men from the Borders whochose to venture much further afield:Mungo Park, from the Yarrow Valley,famously explored central Africa inthe nineteenth century; while JamesLaidlaws brave voyage from theEttrick Valley to the New World wentunrecorded until his descendantAlice Munro wrote The Viewfrom Castle Rock.

    Meanwhile the hopes and fears ofcontemporary travellers are vividlyexplored in two other new theatrepieces. In Last Dream (On Earth)director Kai Fischer creates anextraordinary soundscape withinwhich present-day refugees andthe first man in space reflect ontheir imagined futures. And thereal experiences of recent Scottishimmigrants are voiced in AsylumMonologues.

    On a lighter note, do treat yourselfto The Course of True Love another witty, wilful and wonderfulproduction by David Leddy featuringchampagne and Cleo Laine!


    2016summer...Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre

    Eastgate Peebles EH45 8AD

    Box Office: 01721 725 777Drop us a line at mail@eastgatearts.com

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    Opening timesBox Office: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Film Sundays 12.30 - 5pmuntil interval end on show nights

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

    Friend of a Friend - if you are a Friendof the Eastgate, you can bring a friendwith you for free

    Friends of the Eastgate -2 off the first ticket

    Registered Disabled/Carer - 2 off full price

    Student Discount - 2 off full price

    Child - 6 unless specified otherwise

    Family - 1 adult + 3 children or2 adults + 2 children for a group discount

    OAP - 2 off full price

    Audio Description service available.

    discounts& informationget in


    The Eastgate Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of

    Printed using vegetable inks on FSC approved paper.All the carbon emissions generated in the printing ofthis programme will be offset by planting broadleavedtrees in a local community woodland resulting in theprint becoming completely carbon balanced.


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

    JulyLast Dream (on Earth)Journeys beyond the imaginable. is there a better life somewhere else? ...5

    10 String SymphonyThis season strings are the thing andthese fiddles set the pace ...11

    AugustThe View from Castle RockThe life of an Ettrick Valley man wholeft to realise his dream ...8

    Seven Songs for a Long LifeA moving insight into limited lives,lived well ..33

    Animal MagicKids open the Funbox and singalong ...31

    SeptemberDe Temps AntanThese Quebec musicians hurt:Your feet (stomping), your face(laughing) and your hands (clapping) ..13

    Aly Bain & Phil CunninghamEnough said ...14

    The Course of True LoveAs only David Leddy could tell it ...7

    Front cover: Cows on a Hillside by Helen Tabor. See more of Helens work at www.helentabor.com

    Caroline AdamGeneral Manager

  • eg... ...Drama



    A View fromthe Bridge Auditorium

    In this dark and passionate tale Miller confrontsthe American dream. In Brooklyn,longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes hisSicilian cousins to the land of freedom. Butwhen one of them falls for his beautiful niece,they discover that freedom comes at a price.Eddies jealous mistrust exposes a deep,unspeakable secret one that drives him tocommit the ultimate betrayal.

    Described by the Evening Standard asmagnetic, electrifying and astonishingly bold,this Young Vic production of Millers tragicmasterpiece won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards -Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong andBest Director for Ivo van Hove.

    Emotionally devastating.Unforgettable Independent

    Grips like a thriller Mail on Sunday

    Thu 14 July7pm14, 10 for schoolchildren

    Drama on Screen

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    The Audience Auditorium

    In the year of the Queens 90th birthday, theNational Theatre is screening The Audience,its multi-award winning production starringHelen Mirren.

    For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth IIhas met with each of her twelve Prime Ministersin a private weekly meeting known as TheAudience. From the old warrior WinstonChurchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher,right up to todays meetings with DavidCameron, the Queen advises on all mattersboth public and personal. Through theseprivate audiences, we see glimpses of thewoman behind the crown and witness themoments that shaped a monarch.

    Thu 11 August7pm14, 10 for schoolchildren

    KAI FISCHERpresents

    Last Dream (On Earth)Auditorium

    A traveller stands on a beach in North Africa, with a group of friends. Tonight, theywill try it. Tonight they are getting ready, for the journey to change their lives. Wewill never know their names. Decades earlier, a young man is strapped into a tinysphere. He is ready for his mission: to become the first human being in Outer Space.Everyone will know his name, it is Yuri Gagarin.

    As if out of nowhere, a musical dialogue starts and the story of the trip of a lifetimefilled with hope and dreams, of beauty and of sheer inhumanity emerges. LastDream (On Earth) draws on accounts of those who risk their lives for a distantdream. It explores journeys beyond the imaginable, and quests to find a betterfuture in faraway places.

    Audiences will experience an immersive soundworld on headphones interweaving a live musicscore performed on stage with a soundtrackby Matt Padden.

    Last Dream (On Earth) was created anddirected by Kai Fischer and is presentedin association with the National Theatreof Scotland and Tron Theatre.

    a vital snapshot of universaldisplacement, in which bothGagarin and the refugees areleft hanging, without a planetor land of any kind to call home.Herald

    Thu 28 July7.30pm14

  • ...Drama

    FIRE EXIT presents

    The Course of True Love by David Leddy


    An everyday tale of caution, courage and Cleo Laine.

    Celia and Oliver are in the worlds most expensive hotel, drunk on the worlds most expensive

    champagne. Its not good. They have thirty minutes to make up their minds about a risky proposal

    that could tear their lives apart. A powerful politician waits downstairs for their decision. Will they

    retreat to the daily disillusionment of running a failing charity? Or will they find the courage to

    reveal their true feelings and speak truth to power?

    This playful and heart-warming new

    production comes from writer and director

    David Leddy, who has been called a

    genius (Scotsman), an innovator (Times)

    and an institution (Independent).

    Gorgeous... witty... resonantThe Scotsman

    Absolutely sublime Across the Arts

    Thu 29 September7.30pm14

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    eg...Opera on Screen



    Antonio Pappano conducts an all-star cast led byAnna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja in a newproduction of Bellinis operatic masterpiece.

    The life of a close-knit community is threatenedby unstoppable change. The people want war.Their priestess Norma, who is secretly in lovewith one of the enemy, resists. But now herlover has found a new love. In the face of hisbetrayal, it seems Norma is prepared to makethe ultimate sacrifice.

    This new production is directed by lex Oll ofLa Fura dels Baus.

    Mon 26 September7.15pm17, 10 for schoolchildren


    SeasonOpera Live Cosi Fan Tutti (New production)Mon 17 October6.30pm

    Ballet Live: AnastasiaWed 2 November7.15pm

    Opera Live: Les Contes DHoffmanTue 15 November6.15pm

    Ballet Live : The NutcrackerThu 8 December7.15pm

    Opera Live: Il TravatoreTue 31 January 20177.15pm

    Ballet Live: Woolf WorksWed 8 February 20177.15pm

    Ballet Live: The Sleeping BeautyTue 28 February 20177pm

    Opera Encore: Madama ButterflySun 2 April 20172pm

    Ballet Live: JewelsTue