Acting Up

As the nights draw in, join Acting Up to read and explore the plays Arsenic and Old Lace, and The Weir. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic story of a drama critic who finds out that his aunts have been poisoning gentlemen callers and hiding them in the cellar. In The Weir, by Conor McPherson local Irishmen swap scary stories in an attempt to impress the sole lady in the bar. Then step onto the Eastgate stage to perform in a selection of original new spine chillers devised by Acting Up. For ages 50+ 1st Block: Saturday 3 September - 1 October (5 weeks) 2nd Block: Saturday 22 October - 19 November (5 weeks) Free sharing performance Saturday 19 November 7.30pm

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Expect jig ‘n’ reel fireworks, sublime airs and scurrilous banter from these two stellar musicians. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham are the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music and have been described by Mike Russell, of The Herald, as “probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

Body Language

A series of creative workshops exploring how we communicate through words and movement, led by creative writer Anita John and dance artist Sara Boles. The sessions will provide a stimulating and safe space for participants to play with words and movement, explore the different ways they use language and physicality, and find new ways to express themselves.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

Body Language

A series of creative workshops exploring how we communicate through words and movement, led by creative writer Anita John and dance artist Sara Boles. The sessions will provide a stimulating and safe space for participants to play with words and movement, explore the different ways they use language and physicality, and find new ways to express themselves.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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Body Language Performance

Body Language with Anita John and Sara Boles How can we best communicate our thoughts and feelings to other people? And what can we do to understand our own ideas and emotions better? This series of creative workshops will provide a stimulating and safe space for participants to play with words and movement.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Christian Garrick and the intrepid Budapest Café Orchestra celebrate more than10 years touring wondrous Scotlandia. When this band plays, a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans gives way to Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and the band’s own re-imaginings of tunes including squeezebox concertos by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. BCO is hugely entertaining, has immense skill and profound musicianship…it’s enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Cinderella

Tweed Theatre is back with its latest pantomime and this one is amazing - proper traditional panto with ugly sisters, fairies, princesses, dancing horses and the usual singing, dancing, jokes and gunge. Whatever age you are this will get your festive celebrations off to a great start. Join in with the singing, interact with the characters and above all, have fun!

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

Contemporary Dance

This contemporary dance class focuses on building strong technique and fluid movement to enhance that physical and creative connection with the body that dancers thrive on. Working towards completed pieces of choreography into which all dancers have contributed. Mondays 8 August - 26 September, 8 weeks

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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Contrapuntica

Poetry calls to the piano and the piano responds: a two-way play between spoken voice and sound. With Brian Davidson at the keyboard performing his own compositions, Anita John gives an evocative take on her relationship with nature, family and wildlife. Philip Hutton’s poems on and beyond music are given with piano interpretation.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Counterfeit Sixties

The Counterfeit Sixties perform some of the greatest songs from the most creative period in pop music. The four piece band offers a full multimedia experience, utilising live action footage of many familiar sights and sounds from the period: from specially selected events, famous people, adverts, and – of course – the original artists themselves, the two hour show covers the work of over thirty bands & singers.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Craig Hill - I Always Knew I Had it in Me!

Craig Hill is renowned world-wide for his cheeky, irreverent and uproarious live comedy. His razor-sharp wit and unsurpassed audience rapport have seen him perform all over Europe, Australia, the UK and even a season of shows off-Broadway in New York. Craig's shows are hugely popular for a good reason - get ready for an outrageously high-octane night of fantastic laughs. "A laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end... absolutely hilarious! ★★★★ List

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Earl Haig and the Buchan Connection

Peebleshire War Memorial in the quadrangle of the Chambers Institution has long been thought of as one of the finest in Scotland. It was unveiled in October 1922, by Field Marshal Earl Haig. This evening talk in the nearby John Buchan Story Museum highlights the attendance at this event of John Buchan with Haig and his other military connections. Enjoy the chance to look around this small gem of a museum in the town and appreciate this important unveiling event in 1922.

Location The John Buchan Story Museum

subvenue The John Buchan Story Museum

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Elvis

Baz Luhrmann's lates film relates the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker. It spans over 20 years set against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to the journey is Priscilla, one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis's life.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Exodus

Bold, satirical and uncomfortably funny, Exodus explores systematic deception and the indifference to human suffering. In her bid to become the country’s leader, Home Secretary Asiya Rao prepares to make a major policy announcement that will establish her as the front-runner of the political race. Alongside her cut-throat and calculating advisor Phoebe, she embarks on a publicity stunt starting with a photo shoot by the white cliffs of Dover. But rather than the tide washing her reputation clean, something else washes up… An omen or an opportunity? The women are determined to keep their eyes on the prize, no matter the cost, even if it’s a human one.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, 2022 is their 55th anniversary! During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance. This year’s Autumn Tour presents a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album, Shuffle & Go.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Finding Mary

Helped by her indefatigable friend Barbara (plus tea, wine and tikka masala) Mary navigates the downs and ups of her first year of widowhood. Then a stranger lands on her doorstep - with surprising consequences... This poignant new comedy by Clare Prenton is presented ‘script in hand’ as a professional rehearsed reading by the Eastgate Theatre and Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Firelight Trio

A brand new Scotland-based ensemble featuring musicians from Moishe’s Bagel, Gavin Marwick’s Journeyman and more. The Firelight Trio play European folk music that is evocative, inventive, and endlessly exciting. Driving fiddle and stately nyckelharpa meet deep accordion grooves in a rich tapestry of lively Swedish polskas and Scottish reels, lilting French waltzes, toe-tapping klezmer, dazzling original tunes and more.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Flow State

A very special work-in-progress collaboration between Tweed/Esk trio Cabaxis and film maker Kerry Jones. Flow State is an immersive, abstract journey through the Borders landscape mixing live music and projection. Cabaxis are Nick Jenkins (fiddle/viola), Robbie Tatler (keyboard/guitar) and Mat Clements (percussion). Kerry Jones runs Moving Images cinema caravan and is a member of the Moving Image Makers Collective, Hawick.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Good Luck to you Leo Grande

Two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson embodies the candor and apprehension of retired teacher Nancy Stokes. Newcomer Daryl McCormack personifies the charisma and compassion of sex worker Leo Grande. As Nancy embarks on a post-marital sexual awakening and Leo draws on his skills and charm, they find a surprising human connection.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Grace Petrie

Protest singer Grace Petrie has an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. She has toured to UK arenas with Frank Turner, supported Billy Bragg on a UK tour, supported comedian Hannah Gadsby, toured the UK and Australia with comedy phenomenon The Guilty Feminist. Grace has done a prestigious live session on Jo Whiley’s Radio 2 show and reached the top 40 in the UK album charts in 2021 with her album Connectivity. Festival appearances have included The Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury, Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia and Vancouver Folk Festival.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Hotel California

Expect 100 minutes of pure Eagles nostalgia including tracks from the outstanding Long Road Out Of Eden album. The Eagles’ timeless music brings back memories and continues to touch the hearts and souls of each new generation.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Jurassic World Dominion

Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live--and hunt--alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome creatures in a new Era.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Laura Cortese

American fiddler and smokey-voiced singer-songwriter Laura Cortese and her band the Dance Cards, expand the boundaries of what an indie-folk band can be. They pair sophisticated string arrangements with rich vocal harmonies and incorporate an edgy pop sensibility, to create a bold and elegant sound, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Their latest album Bitter Better is a stunning lesson in all the ways string instruments can be played…and a challenge to prevent yourself dancing!

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

Let's Pretend

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

Let's Pretend

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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Lightyear

Legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo, Darby, and his robot companion, Sox. As this motley crew tackles their toughest mission yet, they must learn to work together as a team to escape the evil Zurg and his dutiful robot army that are never far behind.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

Memory Lane Music

Weekly music sessions for all those living with dementia - adults, family and carers. A cheerful hour of song and music, led by Nomad Beat musicians Frances Taylor and Robbie Tatler. Followed by a social cafe with refreshments. Wednesdays 10 August - 5 October.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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MiP Eine kleine Nachtmusik

A Lecture-Recital by Bruce Fox-Lefriche with the Resol String Quartet, George Podkolzin (double bass) & Daniel Silcock (piano) In this illustrated lecture, Bruce Fox-Lefriche will reveal how Mozart’s mysterious miniature masterpiece evolved and morphed into its now-familiar form. He has even gone back to Mozart’s original manuscript and thematic catalogue to reconstruct the “missing” fifth movement. This will be followed by a complete performance of the five-movement work as you’ve never heard it before!

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

MiP Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Location Peebles Old Parish Church

subvenue Main Space

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MiP Learmont Drysdale

Robert England introduces Learmont Drysdale (1866 – 1009), a composer with roots in the Scottish Borders who, in a short life of just 43 years, wrote several works which elicited high praise. His music is performed for the first time in many years by students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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MiP Patron's Concert

Patron of Music in Peebles Gina McCormack presents another Young Musicians Showcase, for which she will again hand-pick some of the finest young musicians from Scotland’s National Conservatoire. Gina McCormack is one of the UK’s leading violinists. With her will be her regular duo partner, pianist Nigel Clayton.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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MiP Rachel Podger (violin)

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Simone Tavoni (Piano)

Outstanding young pianist Simone Tavoni from Italy performs a fascinating programme traverses almost 100 years of musical history from Beethoven’s early masterpiece through works by Schumann, Chopin, Martucci, Debussy and Liszt to the rarely heard sonata by Sibelius (played here in an arrangement by Simone Tavoni himself).

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Steven Osborne (Piano)

The 75th anniversary concert of Music in Peebles It’s 75 years since the founder members of Peebles Music Club gathered to perform a series of monthly concerts for themselves and their friends. Little can they have imagined that they were laying the foundations for tonight’s Anniversary Concert, for which we welcome one of Scotland’s, and the world’s, finest pianists to perform work by Debussy, Rachmaninov and one of his own improvisations.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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MiP Tabea Debus & Alon Sariel

From early to contemporary music, young German recorder player Tabea Debus (described by The Times as ‘a charismatic virtuoso’) is challenging established perceptions of her instrument. Lutenist Alon Sariel is similarly pushing boundaries and is equally at home in early, folk and avant garde music. Together, they offer a fresh and captivating approach to all they play.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Minions: The The Rise of Gru

In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of supervillain supergroup The Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from the Minions. Together they build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions. When the Vicious 6 oust their leader Gru interviews to become their newest member. It doesn't go well and only gets worse after Gru outsmarts them and finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru has to turn to an unlikely source for guidance and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Much Ado About Nothing

National Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity. The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love. A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Music and Mayhem

Join expert tutors Mat Clements (Where's the One?) and Rob Thorburn (Circus Alba) for a week of creative play with drums and circus skills. Learn juggling, hula hoop, balancing, flowerstick and poi, then set these routines to thundering drumbeats on djembe, side drum, bass drum and percussion. Develop your skills, teamwork and self confidence through playful, fun-filled sessions building to a performance at the end of the week. Monday 1 Aug - Friday 5 August Ages: 8 - 12

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

Music in Peebles Membership

This season ticket entitles the purchaser to a free ticket for each of the eight concerts in Music in Peebles 2022/23 season.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Memberships & Passes

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Prima Facie

Jodie Comer stars as Tessa, a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending, cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. “West End debuts don’t come more astonishing than this solo tour de force by Jodie Comer’ Daily Telegraph Age 16+

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Project Smok

Project Smok is Ali Levack, Ewan Baird and Pablo Lafuente, whose nonconformist and progressive Scottish traditional music has set them apart since their formation in 2017. Known for their ability to effortlessly blend trad music with new-age pop influences, their tunes are built around the distinctive piping of BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2020 Ali Levack, paired with Ewan Baird’s skilled bodhran playing and Pablo Lafuente’s nuanced guitar, electric guitar and production.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

Rhythm Kids

Shake, rattle n roll with France Taylor during this lively musical class for ages 18 months - 3 years and their grown ups. Thursday 11 August is a fun, free taster session but places are limited and must be booked in advance. Followed by 6 week block: Thursdays 1 September - 6 October, £36.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

Roaming with Readings

Location The John Buchan Story Museum

subvenue The John Buchan Story Museum

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Staring at Mountains

Songwriter Adam Ross’s paired-back, storytelling songs have been compared to that of John Prine and Loudon Wainright III due to his knack for wordplay and humour. His critically-acclaimed debut solo album, Staring At Mountains was recorded in the unusual settings of Delgatie Castle and Todhead Lighthouse and features guest appearances from Jenny Sturgeon and Pedro Cameron. Adam is a seasoned performer, having toured the UK solo and with his indie band Randolph's Leap.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Straight Line Crazy

Ralph Fiennes stars in this exhilarating new play directed by Nicholas Hytner. Fiennes plays developer Robert Moses, initially inspired to improve the lives of New York City’s workers then faced by protest groups looking for very different solutions.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Tae Sup with a Fifer

Master musician James Yorkston presents 2 club nights. Sun 24 July: features Brighde Chaimbeul, writer and poet Salena Godden and Gruff Rhys. Sat 24 Sep: features indi rock songwriter Jeffrey Lewis Singer songwriter Kathryn Joseph and comedian Josie Long.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

Tap Fridays

Join tutor Jill Morton for a class ideal for those new to tap dancing or those building on previous experience and knowledge. Excellent workout for both body and brain. Fridays 26 August - 7 October

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

Tap Tuesdays

High energy and fun tap class for those with experience. Tuesdays 9 August - 27 September, 8 weeks

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

A Tony Award-winning dark comedy thriller, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, “crackles with emotional fire and the blackest of comedy that is both hilarious and horrific” (The Guardian). The play combines thrilling elements of farce and melodrama with a searing critique on the Irish belief in the sanctity of the family. Age 16+

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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The Brothers Gillespie

Described by Folk Radio UK as “showing off British acoustic music in its best possible light”, these Northumbrian brothers sing songs of great lyrical power and play inspired guitar. Their songs have a rare, intimate energy and this concert features tracks from their third album The Merciful Road

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Fiddle Music of Scotland

Leading Scots fiddle exponent Alastair Savage is joined by Orcadian pianist Laurence Wilson for a special concert. The performance will include music by legendary fiddle masters Niel Gow and James Scott Skinner alongside melodies from the Scottish islands as well as Ireland and America and some of his own entirely original material.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Lady Boys of Bangkok

The race is on …to get tickets for the UK’s biggest night out in 2022. Starring 16 of the world’s most glamorous and beautiful showgirls…….who just happen to be men. Hollywood and Bollywood meet the West End as these diamante dripping divas perform favorite hits from the world’s biggest pop icons plus plenty of fun filled comedy and outrageous cheekiness.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Railway Children Return

Father is arrested after he is falsely accused of treason. Now penniless, Mother and her children -- Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter - are forced to relocate from London to the country, where they move into a shabby little cottage that is very close to a railroad station. The children become involved with the passengers and train staff that pass through their lives, resulting in one unexpected adventure after another.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Spirit of Bad Company and Free

Five piece band Free Again perform their spectacular new show - 100 minutes of pure Bad Company and Free nostalgia. This is not a heavy rock night - it is a delicate blend of vocals, guitars and piano punctuated by a dynamic rhythm section to produce timeless, melodic classics. The lineup, featuring musicians from Hotel California Scotland, recreate the authentic sound and feel of the ultimate Paul Rodgers back catalogue.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Springsteen Sessions

The seven piece powerhouse Springsteen Sessions celebrate the music of the Boss and the E Street Band with tracks from albums across all four decades – from Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. to The Ties That Bind - taking in mighty classic tracks including The River, a spot-on rendition of the sprawling Jungleland, a rollicking Glory Days, Thunder Road, Rosalita and, of course, Born In The USA. These musicians faithfully recreate the original music.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Unthanks

The theatre's raked seating bank has sold out for this concert. The seats in the side galleries (the two rows left and right on the seating plan are UPSTAIRS and have a slightly RESTRICTED VIEW. The "stools" are theatre seats with arms but set at barstool height. If you would like more information please 'phone box office on 01721 725777.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor's retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who - to Thor's surprise - inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher's vengeance and stop him before it's too late.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Times Plague

David Hayman returns as everyman Bob Cunninghame. He is in a hospital bed. A long dark night of the soul, an understaffed ward, a single room. He’s broken – as is the world around him… And tomorrow morning? Bob is convinced he won’t survive it. This doesn’t stop him from ranting about injustice and the state of the world… laughing at everything, including himself.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Tweed Tales

Borders Pub Theatre Presents Tweed Tales Six takes on the River Tweed from six playwrights, three actors and one director. Each of these plays will be performed script-in-hand, bringing the river to life and new writing to the stage.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Ventoux

In July 2000, cycling superstars Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani raced up Mont Ventoux, the most daunting leg of the Tour de France. This momentous challenge ended in a historic battle of wounded pride and rancour. In this powerful production two actors pedal furiously on stationary racing bikes in a brutal contest against screened footage of the route

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Worn

Inspired by the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, where broken pottery is mended with gold or silver, Worn is an exquisite and emotive dance, that explores how the body is affected by the experiences, marks and scars that make us who we are. Choreographed and performed by acclaimed duo, Errol White and Davina Givan.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Acting Up

As the nights draw in, join Acting Up to read and explore the plays Arsenic and Old Lace, and The Weir. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic story of a drama critic who finds out that his aunts have been poisoning gentlemen callers and hiding them in the cellar. In The Weir, by Conor McPherson local Irishmen swap scary stories in an attempt to impress the sole lady in the bar. Then step onto the Eastgate stage to perform in a selection of original new spine chillers devised by Acting Up. For ages 50+ 1st Block: Saturday 3 September - 1 October (5 weeks) 2nd Block: Saturday 22 October - 19 November (5 weeks) Free sharing performance Saturday 19 November 7.30pm

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Expect jig ‘n’ reel fireworks, sublime airs and scurrilous banter from these two stellar musicians. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham are the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music and have been described by Mike Russell, of The Herald, as “probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

Body Language

A series of creative workshops exploring how we communicate through words and movement, led by creative writer Anita John and dance artist Sara Boles. The sessions will provide a stimulating and safe space for participants to play with words and movement, explore the different ways they use language and physicality, and find new ways to express themselves.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

Body Language

A series of creative workshops exploring how we communicate through words and movement, led by creative writer Anita John and dance artist Sara Boles. The sessions will provide a stimulating and safe space for participants to play with words and movement, explore the different ways they use language and physicality, and find new ways to express themselves.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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Body Language Performance

Body Language with Anita John and Sara Boles How can we best communicate our thoughts and feelings to other people? And what can we do to understand our own ideas and emotions better? This series of creative workshops will provide a stimulating and safe space for participants to play with words and movement.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Christian Garrick and the intrepid Budapest Café Orchestra celebrate more than10 years touring wondrous Scotlandia. When this band plays, a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans gives way to Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and the band’s own re-imaginings of tunes including squeezebox concertos by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. BCO is hugely entertaining, has immense skill and profound musicianship…it’s enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Cinderella

Tweed Theatre is back with its latest pantomime and this one is amazing - proper traditional panto with ugly sisters, fairies, princesses, dancing horses and the usual singing, dancing, jokes and gunge. Whatever age you are this will get your festive celebrations off to a great start. Join in with the singing, interact with the characters and above all, have fun!

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

Contemporary Dance

This contemporary dance class focuses on building strong technique and fluid movement to enhance that physical and creative connection with the body that dancers thrive on. Working towards completed pieces of choreography into which all dancers have contributed. Mondays 8 August - 26 September, 8 weeks

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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Contrapuntica

Poetry calls to the piano and the piano responds: a two-way play between spoken voice and sound. With Brian Davidson at the keyboard performing his own compositions, Anita John gives an evocative take on her relationship with nature, family and wildlife. Philip Hutton’s poems on and beyond music are given with piano interpretation.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Auditorium

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Counterfeit Sixties

The Counterfeit Sixties perform some of the greatest songs from the most creative period in pop music. The four piece band offers a full multimedia experience, utilising live action footage of many familiar sights and sounds from the period: from specially selected events, famous people, adverts, and – of course – the original artists themselves, the two hour show covers the work of over thirty bands & singers.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Craig Hill - I Always Knew I Had it in Me!

Craig Hill is renowned world-wide for his cheeky, irreverent and uproarious live comedy. His razor-sharp wit and unsurpassed audience rapport have seen him perform all over Europe, Australia, the UK and even a season of shows off-Broadway in New York. Craig's shows are hugely popular for a good reason - get ready for an outrageously high-octane night of fantastic laughs. "A laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end... absolutely hilarious! ★★★★ List

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Earl Haig and the Buchan Connection

Peebleshire War Memorial in the quadrangle of the Chambers Institution has long been thought of as one of the finest in Scotland. It was unveiled in October 1922, by Field Marshal Earl Haig. This evening talk in the nearby John Buchan Story Museum highlights the attendance at this event of John Buchan with Haig and his other military connections. Enjoy the chance to look around this small gem of a museum in the town and appreciate this important unveiling event in 1922.

Location The John Buchan Story Museum

subvenue The John Buchan Story Museum

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Elvis

Baz Luhrmann's lates film relates the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker. It spans over 20 years set against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to the journey is Priscilla, one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis's life.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Exodus

Bold, satirical and uncomfortably funny, Exodus explores systematic deception and the indifference to human suffering. In her bid to become the country’s leader, Home Secretary Asiya Rao prepares to make a major policy announcement that will establish her as the front-runner of the political race. Alongside her cut-throat and calculating advisor Phoebe, she embarks on a publicity stunt starting with a photo shoot by the white cliffs of Dover. But rather than the tide washing her reputation clean, something else washes up… An omen or an opportunity? The women are determined to keep their eyes on the prize, no matter the cost, even if it’s a human one.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, 2022 is their 55th anniversary! During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance. This year’s Autumn Tour presents a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album, Shuffle & Go.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Finding Mary

Helped by her indefatigable friend Barbara (plus tea, wine and tikka masala) Mary navigates the downs and ups of her first year of widowhood. Then a stranger lands on her doorstep - with surprising consequences... This poignant new comedy by Clare Prenton is presented ‘script in hand’ as a professional rehearsed reading by the Eastgate Theatre and Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Firelight Trio

A brand new Scotland-based ensemble featuring musicians from Moishe’s Bagel, Gavin Marwick’s Journeyman and more. The Firelight Trio play European folk music that is evocative, inventive, and endlessly exciting. Driving fiddle and stately nyckelharpa meet deep accordion grooves in a rich tapestry of lively Swedish polskas and Scottish reels, lilting French waltzes, toe-tapping klezmer, dazzling original tunes and more.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Flow State

A very special work-in-progress collaboration between Tweed/Esk trio Cabaxis and film maker Kerry Jones. Flow State is an immersive, abstract journey through the Borders landscape mixing live music and projection. Cabaxis are Nick Jenkins (fiddle/viola), Robbie Tatler (keyboard/guitar) and Mat Clements (percussion). Kerry Jones runs Moving Images cinema caravan and is a member of the Moving Image Makers Collective, Hawick.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Good Luck to you Leo Grande

Two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson embodies the candor and apprehension of retired teacher Nancy Stokes. Newcomer Daryl McCormack personifies the charisma and compassion of sex worker Leo Grande. As Nancy embarks on a post-marital sexual awakening and Leo draws on his skills and charm, they find a surprising human connection.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Grace Petrie

Protest singer Grace Petrie has an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. She has toured to UK arenas with Frank Turner, supported Billy Bragg on a UK tour, supported comedian Hannah Gadsby, toured the UK and Australia with comedy phenomenon The Guilty Feminist. Grace has done a prestigious live session on Jo Whiley’s Radio 2 show and reached the top 40 in the UK album charts in 2021 with her album Connectivity. Festival appearances have included The Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury, Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia and Vancouver Folk Festival.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Hotel California

Expect 100 minutes of pure Eagles nostalgia including tracks from the outstanding Long Road Out Of Eden album. The Eagles’ timeless music brings back memories and continues to touch the hearts and souls of each new generation.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Jurassic World Dominion

Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live--and hunt--alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome creatures in a new Era.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Laura Cortese

American fiddler and smokey-voiced singer-songwriter Laura Cortese and her band the Dance Cards, expand the boundaries of what an indie-folk band can be. They pair sophisticated string arrangements with rich vocal harmonies and incorporate an edgy pop sensibility, to create a bold and elegant sound, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Their latest album Bitter Better is a stunning lesson in all the ways string instruments can be played…and a challenge to prevent yourself dancing!

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Let's Pretend

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

Let's Pretend

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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Lightyear

Legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo, Darby, and his robot companion, Sox. As this motley crew tackles their toughest mission yet, they must learn to work together as a team to escape the evil Zurg and his dutiful robot army that are never far behind.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Memory Lane Music

Weekly music sessions for all those living with dementia - adults, family and carers. A cheerful hour of song and music, led by Nomad Beat musicians Frances Taylor and Robbie Tatler. Followed by a social cafe with refreshments. Wednesdays 10 August - 5 October.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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MiP Eine kleine Nachtmusik

A Lecture-Recital by Bruce Fox-Lefriche with the Resol String Quartet, George Podkolzin (double bass) & Daniel Silcock (piano) In this illustrated lecture, Bruce Fox-Lefriche will reveal how Mozart’s mysterious miniature masterpiece evolved and morphed into its now-familiar form. He has even gone back to Mozart’s original manuscript and thematic catalogue to reconstruct the “missing” fifth movement. This will be followed by a complete performance of the five-movement work as you’ve never heard it before!

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Location Peebles Old Parish Church

subvenue Main Space

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MiP Learmont Drysdale

Robert England introduces Learmont Drysdale (1866 – 1009), a composer with roots in the Scottish Borders who, in a short life of just 43 years, wrote several works which elicited high praise. His music is performed for the first time in many years by students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Patron's Concert

Patron of Music in Peebles Gina McCormack presents another Young Musicians Showcase, for which she will again hand-pick some of the finest young musicians from Scotland’s National Conservatoire. Gina McCormack is one of the UK’s leading violinists. With her will be her regular duo partner, pianist Nigel Clayton.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Rachel Podger (violin)

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Simone Tavoni (Piano)

Outstanding young pianist Simone Tavoni from Italy performs a fascinating programme traverses almost 100 years of musical history from Beethoven’s early masterpiece through works by Schumann, Chopin, Martucci, Debussy and Liszt to the rarely heard sonata by Sibelius (played here in an arrangement by Simone Tavoni himself).

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Steven Osborne (Piano)

The 75th anniversary concert of Music in Peebles It’s 75 years since the founder members of Peebles Music Club gathered to perform a series of monthly concerts for themselves and their friends. Little can they have imagined that they were laying the foundations for tonight’s Anniversary Concert, for which we welcome one of Scotland’s, and the world’s, finest pianists to perform work by Debussy, Rachmaninov and one of his own improvisations.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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MiP Tabea Debus & Alon Sariel

From early to contemporary music, young German recorder player Tabea Debus (described by The Times as ‘a charismatic virtuoso’) is challenging established perceptions of her instrument. Lutenist Alon Sariel is similarly pushing boundaries and is equally at home in early, folk and avant garde music. Together, they offer a fresh and captivating approach to all they play.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Minions: The The Rise of Gru

In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of supervillain supergroup The Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from the Minions. Together they build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions. When the Vicious 6 oust their leader Gru interviews to become their newest member. It doesn't go well and only gets worse after Gru outsmarts them and finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru has to turn to an unlikely source for guidance and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Much Ado About Nothing

National Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity. The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love. A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Music and Mayhem

Join expert tutors Mat Clements (Where's the One?) and Rob Thorburn (Circus Alba) for a week of creative play with drums and circus skills. Learn juggling, hula hoop, balancing, flowerstick and poi, then set these routines to thundering drumbeats on djembe, side drum, bass drum and percussion. Develop your skills, teamwork and self confidence through playful, fun-filled sessions building to a performance at the end of the week. Monday 1 Aug - Friday 5 August Ages: 8 - 12

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

Music in Peebles Membership

This season ticket entitles the purchaser to a free ticket for each of the eight concerts in Music in Peebles 2022/23 season.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Memberships & Passes

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Prima Facie

Jodie Comer stars as Tessa, a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending, cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. “West End debuts don’t come more astonishing than this solo tour de force by Jodie Comer’ Daily Telegraph Age 16+

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Project Smok

Project Smok is Ali Levack, Ewan Baird and Pablo Lafuente, whose nonconformist and progressive Scottish traditional music has set them apart since their formation in 2017. Known for their ability to effortlessly blend trad music with new-age pop influences, their tunes are built around the distinctive piping of BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2020 Ali Levack, paired with Ewan Baird’s skilled bodhran playing and Pablo Lafuente’s nuanced guitar, electric guitar and production.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Rhythm Kids

Shake, rattle n roll with France Taylor during this lively musical class for ages 18 months - 3 years and their grown ups. Thursday 11 August is a fun, free taster session but places are limited and must be booked in advance. Followed by 6 week block: Thursdays 1 September - 6 October, £36.

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

Roaming with Readings

Location The John Buchan Story Museum

subvenue The John Buchan Story Museum

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Staring at Mountains

Songwriter Adam Ross’s paired-back, storytelling songs have been compared to that of John Prine and Loudon Wainright III due to his knack for wordplay and humour. His critically-acclaimed debut solo album, Staring At Mountains was recorded in the unusual settings of Delgatie Castle and Todhead Lighthouse and features guest appearances from Jenny Sturgeon and Pedro Cameron. Adam is a seasoned performer, having toured the UK solo and with his indie band Randolph's Leap.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Straight Line Crazy

Ralph Fiennes stars in this exhilarating new play directed by Nicholas Hytner. Fiennes plays developer Robert Moses, initially inspired to improve the lives of New York City’s workers then faced by protest groups looking for very different solutions.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Tae Sup with a Fifer

Master musician James Yorkston presents 2 club nights. Sun 24 July: features Brighde Chaimbeul, writer and poet Salena Godden and Gruff Rhys. Sat 24 Sep: features indi rock songwriter Jeffrey Lewis Singer songwriter Kathryn Joseph and comedian Josie Long.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Tap Fridays

Join tutor Jill Morton for a class ideal for those new to tap dancing or those building on previous experience and knowledge. Excellent workout for both body and brain. Fridays 26 August - 7 October

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

Tap Tuesdays

High energy and fun tap class for those with experience. Tuesdays 9 August - 27 September, 8 weeks

Location Eastgate Theatre

subvenue Anne Younger Studio

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

A Tony Award-winning dark comedy thriller, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, “crackles with emotional fire and the blackest of comedy that is both hilarious and horrific” (The Guardian). The play combines thrilling elements of farce and melodrama with a searing critique on the Irish belief in the sanctity of the family. Age 16+

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Brothers Gillespie

Described by Folk Radio UK as “showing off British acoustic music in its best possible light”, these Northumbrian brothers sing songs of great lyrical power and play inspired guitar. Their songs have a rare, intimate energy and this concert features tracks from their third album The Merciful Road

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Fiddle Music of Scotland

Leading Scots fiddle exponent Alastair Savage is joined by Orcadian pianist Laurence Wilson for a special concert. The performance will include music by legendary fiddle masters Niel Gow and James Scott Skinner alongside melodies from the Scottish islands as well as Ireland and America and some of his own entirely original material.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Lady Boys of Bangkok

The race is on …to get tickets for the UK’s biggest night out in 2022. Starring 16 of the world’s most glamorous and beautiful showgirls…….who just happen to be men. Hollywood and Bollywood meet the West End as these diamante dripping divas perform favorite hits from the world’s biggest pop icons plus plenty of fun filled comedy and outrageous cheekiness.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Railway Children Return

Father is arrested after he is falsely accused of treason. Now penniless, Mother and her children -- Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter - are forced to relocate from London to the country, where they move into a shabby little cottage that is very close to a railroad station. The children become involved with the passengers and train staff that pass through their lives, resulting in one unexpected adventure after another.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Spirit of Bad Company and Free

Five piece band Free Again perform their spectacular new show - 100 minutes of pure Bad Company and Free nostalgia. This is not a heavy rock night - it is a delicate blend of vocals, guitars and piano punctuated by a dynamic rhythm section to produce timeless, melodic classics. The lineup, featuring musicians from Hotel California Scotland, recreate the authentic sound and feel of the ultimate Paul Rodgers back catalogue.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Springsteen Sessions

The seven piece powerhouse Springsteen Sessions celebrate the music of the Boss and the E Street Band with tracks from albums across all four decades – from Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. to The Ties That Bind - taking in mighty classic tracks including The River, a spot-on rendition of the sprawling Jungleland, a rollicking Glory Days, Thunder Road, Rosalita and, of course, Born In The USA. These musicians faithfully recreate the original music.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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The Unthanks

The theatre's raked seating bank has sold out for this concert. The seats in the side galleries (the two rows left and right on the seating plan are UPSTAIRS and have a slightly RESTRICTED VIEW. The "stools" are theatre seats with arms but set at barstool height. If you would like more information please 'phone box office on 01721 725777.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor's retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who - to Thor's surprise - inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher's vengeance and stop him before it's too late.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Times Plague

David Hayman returns as everyman Bob Cunninghame. He is in a hospital bed. A long dark night of the soul, an understaffed ward, a single room. He’s broken – as is the world around him… And tomorrow morning? Bob is convinced he won’t survive it. This doesn’t stop him from ranting about injustice and the state of the world… laughing at everything, including himself.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Tweed Tales

Borders Pub Theatre Presents Tweed Tales Six takes on the River Tweed from six playwrights, three actors and one director. Each of these plays will be performed script-in-hand, bringing the river to life and new writing to the stage.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Ventoux

In July 2000, cycling superstars Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani raced up Mont Ventoux, the most daunting leg of the Tour de France. This momentous challenge ended in a historic battle of wounded pride and rancour. In this powerful production two actors pedal furiously on stationary racing bikes in a brutal contest against screened footage of the route

Location Eastgate Theatre

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Worn

Inspired by the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, where broken pottery is mended with gold or silver, Worn is an exquisite and emotive dance, that explores how the body is affected by the experiences, marks and scars that make us who we are. Choreographed and performed by acclaimed duo, Errol White and Davina Givan.

Location Eastgate Theatre

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