Introducing our fantastic new line-up of shows...

Introducing our fantastic new line-up of shows...

Our fantastic new line-up of shows has just been announced and we'd like to give our APA Friends the opportunity to have a look at our Spring 2017 season.

Top of the bill is best-selling crime writer Ian Rankin, whose work includes the hugely successful series of novels featuring Detective John Rebus. The author will speak about his work at Culture Café (5 April) as part of the Music Hall’s Stepping Out programme of events.

Rankin is joined on the Culture Café bill by authors James Robertson (7 June), Louise Welsh (6 September), and one of the country’s finest living poets, Kathleen Jamie (8 February). They will speak about their work in the new hour-long events which will be chaired by former Aberdeen University Professor of Creative Writing and WORD festival director Alan Spence.

Other shows new to the season include Shout! The Mod Musical, (9 - 13 May), which includes the chart-topping hits, takes you back to the music, the fashion and the freedom of the 60s, with chart-topping hits Son of a Preacher Man, Goldfinger and You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.

Next up in the season is Chess, presented by Aberdeen Opera Company (28 June - 1 July) . With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, formerly of ABBA, this award-winning show features hits such as I Know Him So Well, One Night in Bangkok, Anthem and Pity the Child.

One of Scotland’s best-loved plays, The Steamie, comes to HMT next autumn (12 - 16 September). It’s Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells - join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year. First performed in May 1987, The Steamie has delighted and entertained audiences all over the world. Writer Tony Roper directs this new 30th anniversary touring production.

Family shows new to the brochure include Justin's Party (23 April), Babe, The Sheep-Pig (17 - 19 July) and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (25 & 26 July).

And it might not be Christmas just yet – but here in APA panto land we are already planning next year’s magical HMT pantomime, which will be Aladdin (2 December 2017 - 7 January 2018)– a stunning display of festive cheer complete with flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp full of laughs.

Tickets for all new shows are on sale to APA Friends NOW and to general bookers on November 29, online at, by phone at 01224 641122 and at our box offices at His Majesty's Theatre and The Lemon Tree.

Posted on Wednesday 23 November

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