EASTGATE THEATRE & ARTS CENTRE
Borders andFrontiers At home, across the world and beyond
Regal ReflectionsOn screen and on stage
Peebles CelebratesAmazing creativity
Majestic Musicwith lots of strings
summerJULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 2016
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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!
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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
NATIONAL THEATRE (ENCORE)presents
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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NATIONAL THEATRE (ENCORE)presents
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
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
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
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE (LIVE)presents
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
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
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