email@example.com 0131 229 3555 - option 1 ArtsAccess What’s On Autumn 2009 Theatre Lyceum Theatre, Friday 16th October - Saturday 7th November, 2.30pm/7.45pm Confessions Of A Justified Sinner James Hogg‟s classic novel, thought to be the inspiration behind Stevenson‟s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, adapted and directed by Mark Thomson. Kings Theatre, Tuesday 3rd - Saturday 7th November, 2.30pm/7.30pm The House Of Bernarda Alba National Theatre of Scotland present a new version of the play by Federico Garcia Lorca. Set in contemporary Scotland, Rona Munro‟s bristling, edgy translation is directed by John Tiffany and features Siobhan Redmond in the title role. The show contains strong language throughout. Traverse Theatre, Thursday 29th October - Saturday 7th November, 8pm/6pm An Argument About Sex Helen and Charlie work for a hedge fund in the city. Against a backdrop of global financial crisis, they try to settle a drunken argument from an office party the night before. Please note, this is a promenade performance. Scottish Storytelling Centre, (old Netherbow Theatre), Saturday 7th November 2.30pm & 7pm Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Mike Maran has adapted Louis de Bernieres‟ best selling novel as a storytelling extravaganza for the stage. Supported by two musicians, Maran performs a passionate story that sweeps you up with joy one minute then makes the fright and rage of war boil in the stomach the next. Traverse Theatre, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November 12pm/7.30pm Il Panico Di Pantalone Finally, dreams seem to be coming true for Pantalone. His servants have set things up for their sleazy old master. He will inherit the largest of wills, marry the most beautiful woman and own the largest estate in the region. Could redemption be coming the way of Pantalone? A production by Lung Ha‟s Theatre company. Lyceum Theatre, Friday 15th January - Saturday 13th February 2.30pm/7.45pm The Price One of Arthur Miller‟s most commercially successful plays, this is a pithy, funny and deeply moving story of two brothers reunited after many years to sort through the belongings of their long dead father. Christmas Theatre Traverse Theatre, Saturday 5th - Thursday 24th December, times vary Zorro If you‟re looking for some swashbuckling fun this Christmas, come and lock swords with Zorro. Watch as our masked champion ricochets from one sticky situation to another in a world where adventure is the name and justice is the game! Festival Theatre, Thursday 3rd - Saturday 19th December 2.30pm/7.30pm Corstorphine Road Primary Nativity Acclaimed writer Tim Firth lifts the tea-towel of festive cheer to uncover a hotbed of complex power politics also known as...the school Nativity! Adults play children in an hilarious, chaotic world of mishaps, misunderstandings, Christmas Carols and brazen upstagings.... Kings Theatre, Saturday 28th November - Sunday 17th January 2pm/7pm Robinson Crusoe And The Caribbean Pirates Always popular, the Kings panto has parrots and pirates, as well as all the usual hi-jinks to get you in the festive spirit! Lyceum Theatre, Friday 27th November - Sunday 3rd January 2.30pm/7pm Peter Pan JM Barrie‟s legendary boy hero soars onto the Lyceum stage to entertain, astound and inspire. Gasp as Peter, Wendy, John and Michael (not to mention Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys!) do battle with the wicked Captain Hook and his pirate crew. Brunton Theatre, Friday 20th November - Saturday 2nd January various times Sinbad A fun and interactive panto suitable for everyone. The Little Mermaid is washed ashore on Fisherrow Beach, where she meets Sinbad and his comical family. Join them on their quest to find Neptune, and defeat the Sea Witch. Dance Festival Theatre, Tuesday 10th November, 7.30pm Richard Alston Dance Movements from Petrushka celebrates the centenary of Diaghilev‟s Ballets Russes. To Dance and Skylark is a celebration of dance energy, performed to Bach‟s vigorous concertos. Traverse Theatre, Thursday 26th November 8pm Solo Works by David Hughes An intimate evening with veteran performer Hughes, a rare opportunity to see the acclaimed solo show, Map. Traverse Theatre, Friday 27th November 8pm Pool The best new work from the dance centres of Scotland. A new generation of Scottish contemporary choreography emerges. Traverse Theatre, Sunday 29th November 8pm Dog & Luxuria Scottish Dance Theatre perform two works. Luxuria by Liv Lorent is a feast for the senses. Dog is by Hofesh Shechter, and is urban and tribal, raw and ironic. Festival Theatre, Tuesday 12th - Sunday 17th January 2.30pm/7.30pm Stomp Eight performers use boots, bins, brooms and everything including the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel good rhythm. Festival Theatre, Wednesday 17th - Friday 19th February 7.30pm Rambert Dance Artistic Director Mark Baldwin creates a brand new work commemorating Charles Darwin year. Dance at Christmas Festival Theatre, Tuesday 29th December - Saturday 2nd January 2.30pm & 7.30pm Off Kilter Scottish culture gets a make-over this Hogmanay. Combining traditional Highland, ballet, hip-hop, Indian classical and contemporary dance, this feisty new production is a spectacular showcase of styles that are alive and kicking in Scotland today. Festival Theatre, Wednesday 6 - Saturday 9 January 2pm & 7.30pm The Nutcracker With choreography by Ashley Page, this fresh and vivid retelling of the famous Christmas story is a dreamlike surrealist narrative not to be missed. Scottish Opera at the Festival Theatre The Adventures of Mr Broucek Wednesday 14th & Friday 16th April 2010 7.15pm By turns funny, surreal, tender and thrilling, the opera is full of wonderful portraits and parodies - of artists, poets, soldiers, and the ordinary people of Janácek‟s homeland. La Boheme Sunday 18th April 2010 4pm Tuesday 20th, Thursday 22nd, Saturday 24th April 7.15pm The welcome return of an audience favourite, this production presents a traditional tale in a meaningful contemporary context - the exciting modern art scene of 21st century New York. Musicals Kings Theatre, Monday 1st - Saturday 6th February 2.30pm & 7.30pm Beauty and the Beast Southern Light Opera present the UK Amateur Premiere of Disney‟s Beauty and the Beast, featuring all your favourite songs. Playhouse, Tuesday 19th January - Saturday 20th February 2.30pm & 7.30pm The Sound of Music Connie Fisher appears as Maria in this lavish and critically acclaimed production which works its magic once again. Kings Theatre, Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th March 2.30pm & 7.30pm Utopia Limited The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents the story of an idyllic South Sea island whose peace is shattered when their monarch decides to remodel his land on British principles. Kings Theatre, Tuesday 23rd - Saturday 27th March 2.30pm & 7.30pm Singin’ in the Rain The Bohemians present the story of the „talkies‟ featuring classic songs including „Make „em laugh‟, „Good morning‟ and of course, „Singin‟ in the Rain‟. Playhouse, Tuesday 18th May - Saturday 5th June 2010 2.30pm & 7.30pm Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The most fantasmagorical stage musical in the history of everything, hits the road again. Bursting with magical songs including Truly Scrumptious, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Scottish Storytelling Centre The Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile holds a variety of events, including storytelling with music and song. The Storytelling Cafe takes place on one Wednesday evening of each month. For details, please see the Storytelling Centre brochure. If you would like a brochure for the Storytelling Centre, please contact Artlink and we will send you one Cinema Artlink is very happy to arrange cinema outings. We can help your outing go smoothly by finding out where and when the film you want to see is playing, and organising a volunteer to go with you. Just let us know which film you would like to see, and we will do our best to sort out an outing. Up is the new film from Disney Pixar. By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn‟t alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip. This film has been hailed as one of the best of the year. Released 9th October. Filmhouse The Filmhouse on Lothian Road is Edinburgh‟s foremost independent cinema, showing a varied programme of new releases, classics, retrospectives and world cinema. Screen One has the facilities to show subtitled and audio described films where available. If you would like us to send you out the Filmhouse programme, please get in touch. Citizen Kane showing at Filmhouse from Friday 30th October - Sunday 8th November. Regularly cited as the greatest movie ever made, Orson Welles‟ masterpiece is rereleased this year. A fictional biography of media magnate Charles Foster Kane, this is one not to be missed. Visit the Scottish Parliament From Monday 21st September, guided tours of the Scottish Parliament are free of charge. Guided tours run regularly through the day, at various times. Tours usually take place on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. If you would like to visit the Parliament with an Artlink volunteer, please give us a ring. We will book you a tour at a time that suits you, and organise a volunteer to go with you. The tour is a one hour walking tour, and includes steps. However, the Parliament Building is fully accessible, and we will make sure the tour is suitable for your access needs. Art Tour of the Parliament, Saturday 31st October 4pm This hour-long tour features some of the paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations that form part of the Scottish Parliament Art Collection. The tour explores the Parliament building and the artworks encountered along the way. Visit The National Museum Of Scotland The National Museum of Scotland is still open, while the Royal Museum Project is underway. The Treasured exhibition, has highlights of the museum‟s collection, and is worth a visit. The Connect Gallery is an interactive science and technology gallery, where you can find out about space travel, robotics, genetics, transport, and energy and power, and get hands on with many of the displays. Exhibitions National Gallery of Scotland, Picturing Britain: Paul Sandby (1731- 1809), 7 November - 7 February Paul Sandby is chiefly known for his outstanding watercolours. He was one of the most influential of all eighteenth-century British artists. This exhibition will consider all aspects of his achievement. Queen’s Gallery, The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography, until 11 April 2010. This exhibition of remarkable Antarctic photography by Herbert George Ponting and Frank Hurley marks the 100th anniversary of Captain Scott‟s ill-fated journey to the South Pole. Ponting‟s dramatic images record Scott‟s Terra Nova expedition of 1910-13, National Library of Scotland, John Murray Archive and Treasures The John Murray Archive has reopened after flooding. This changing interactive exhibition is well worth a visit. The library is also displaying treasures from its collections. From hand-written documents to printed books, maps, musical scores, bindings and other art work, all the treasures are important pieces of Scotland‟s cultural heritage, and many are rarely seen in public. Throughout the year we will change the theme of the treasures display, bringing to light more of the millions of items we hold Dean Gallery, Running Time: Artist Films in Scotland, 17 October - 22 November A unique selection of film and video works made in Scotland over the past fifty years. The first ever exhibition dedicated exclusively to artist films in Scotland, it includes more than 100 films by over 60 artists. Inverleith House, Karla Black, 14 November - 14 February Glasgow artist Karla Black makes sculptural pieces, often using familiar domestic materials such as Vaseline, clothing and flour. Her method involves intensive periods spent meticulously creating abstract tableaux interventions. Stills Gallery, Elin Jakosdottir, 6 November - 14 March Exhibition of work by this Scottish artist, who has recently completed her MA at Glasgow school of art. Fruitmarket Gallery, The End of the Line: Attitudes in Drawing, 14 November - 10 January This exhibition of new and recent work by eleven highly acclaimed young international artists explores a diverse range of contemporary approaches to drawing. From small, intricately-crafted pencil drawings to expanded installations in which the „drawn‟ lines are made from masking tape, or in which drawings mutate into animation, the exhibition celebrates a resurgence in drawing. Gallery of Modern Art, Artist Rooms until 8th November A new display at Artist rooms offers a rare opportunity to experience the ethereal beauty of the late paintings of Agnes Martin, the influential American abstract painter, which brings together works from the Artist Rooms collection with paintings lent especially for the display. The Heart of the Great Alone at the Queen‟s Gallery has an admission charge. All the other exhibitions are FREE (plus admin fee). Classical Music Queen’s Hall, Emma Johnson, Natalie Clein, John Lenehan, Monday 2nd November 7.45pm Ireland: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano; Brahms: Clarinet sonata Op.121 No.2; Bridge: Cello Sonata; Brahms: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano Usher Hall, Scottish Philarmonic Orchestra - Karl Jenkins, Sunday 8th November 7.30pm British composer Karl Jenkins will conduct the Scottish Philharmonic Orchestra and choirs including the Edinburgh Youth Choir and the Glasgow Youth Choir in a performance of his work „The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace‟. Queen’s Hall, Simon Thacker and the Nava Rasa Ensemble, Wednesday 11th November 7.45pm Guitar virtuoso Simon Thacker leads a unique Indian and Western classical ensemble to present a powerful and innovative programme exploring the confluence of Asian and Western cultures. Queen’s Hall, Meadows Chamber Orchestra, Sunday 29th November 7.45pm Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Stravinsky: Concerto in D for String Orchestra; Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041; Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 1; Stravinsky: Concerto for 12 instruments; Bach: Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 Queen’s Hall, Scottish Ensemble: Winter Light, Friday 11th December 7.45pm The Scottish Ensemble continue their tradition of „Christmas with a twist‟ in this candlelit concert. The composer John Woolrich has curated a special programme to frame his new work for the Scottish Ensemble, „Capriccio‟. Usher Hall, Russian Gala, Tuesday 29th December 7.30pm Capture the true spirit of Russia with romantic favourites from the great Russian composers. Usher Hall, Johann Strauss Gala, Saturday 9th January 2.30pm/ 7.30pm A trip back in time to the glittering ballrooms of 19th Century Vienna. Queen’s Hall, Anthony Marwood & Aleksander Madzar - New Town Concerts, Monday 25th January 7.45pm Brahms: Sonata in A, Op.100; Schumann: Sonata NO.2 in A minor, Op.121; Schubert: Sonatina in D, Op.137 No.1; Schubert: Fantasy Op.159 Queen’s Hall, Scottish Ensemble:Toby Spence sings Jacques Brel, Friday 12th February 7.45pm Brel‟s Songs, accompanied by accordion, piano, percussion and strings, are complemented by Satie‟s “delicious and shocking” Parade, and Kurt Schwertsik‟s tangoinspired Adieu Satie, written for strings and accordion. Queen’s Hall, Kuss Quartet - New Town Concerts, Monday 15th March 7.45pm Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op.135; Schubert: String Quartet in G, Op.161. The Berlin-based Kuss Quartet are at the leading edge of international quartet playing. Usher Hall, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Brewer Sings Strauss, Sunday 21st March 7.30pm The wonderful overture from Tannhäuser makes a superb start to this programme which features one of the world‟s finest sopranos, Christine Brewer, in a selection of songs by Richard Strauss. Queen’s Hall, Scottish Ensemble: Eight Seasons, Friday 23rd April 7.45pm A performance bursting with life and brilliance as the Scottish Ensemble with soloist/director Jonathan Morton perform Vivaldi‟s The Four Seasons, paired with Astor Piazzolla‟s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Christmas Concerts Usher Hall, Lesley Garret Chrismas Gala, Monday 7 December 7.30pm Britain‟s most popular soprano presents a gala evening of favourite carols and seasonal songs to celebrate Christmas. Queen’s Hall, Kevock Choir, Saturday 12 December 7:30pm A programme of seasonal and other favourite music which features carols for the audience, all narrated by Alasdair Hutton. Usher Hall, Lothian Hospitals and Friends Carol Concert, Wednesday 16 December 7.30pm Special guest solist Nicola Benedetti performs as part of her role as patron of CLIC Sargent. Usher Hall, RSNO Christmas Concert, Friday 18 December 7.30pm Conducted and presented by the irrespressible Christopher Bell and including the magical family film The Snowman. Queen’s Hall, Faculty of Advocates Christmas Concert, Friday 18 December 8pm Come and sing your favourite carols and share the Christmas readings, sacred and secular. Queen’s Hall, Carols by Candlelight, Saturday 19 December 7:30pm The musical magic and mystery of Christmas with virtuoso voices and scintillating brass. Usher Hall, Christmas with the Ratpack, Saturday 19 December 8pm Beat the winter blues with the special Christmas version of the hit show. The coolest party in town! Usher Hall, Christmas Classics, Sunday 20 December 3pm Music for all the family that perfectly captures the true spirit of Christmas. Queen’s Hall, Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook, Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 December 8pm Phil will be joined by guests including Eddi Reader and Karen Mathieson, and a special guest brass band to lead you through a great fun night of festive music. Usher Hall, White Christmas, Tuesday 22 December 7:30pm May your celebrations be magical, merry and bright with this wonderful show of all-time favourite Christmas songs. Queen’s Hall, The Messiah, Wednesday 23 December 7:30pm Dunedin Consort and Players return to The Queen‟s Hall for their annual performance of Handel‟s Messiah. Usher Hall, Carols by Candlelight, Wednesday 23 December 7:30pm Carols and seasonal classics performed by the UK‟s most elegant ensemble in full period costume in a candle-lit setting. Folk,World and Popular Music Queen’s Hall, The New Music Experience, Monday 26th October 7:45pm Sample the sounds of today with young virtuosi - Richard Craig, flute; Su-a Lee, cello; Simon Smith, piano Queen’s Hall, Julie Fowlis, Tuesday 27th October 8pm Julie has won Folk Singer Of The Year at BBC Radio 2 Folk Music Awards, and Album Of The Year and Gaelic Singer Of The Year at Scots Trad Music Awards. This Autumn she is releasing her third solo album. Usher Hall, Buena Vista Social Club, Wednesday 28th October 7.30pm Following their last sell out tour, this fantastic band returns to the UK, direct from Havana. Queen’s Hall, TMSA Archie Fisher and Barbara Dickson, Friday 30th October 8pm Archie and Barbara will be performing two songs as part of a special one-off concert to raise funds for the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland. Also appearing will be Sheena Wellington and a special platform of Young Trad musicians showcased by the TMSA. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh Light Orchestra, Saturday 7th November 7.30pm Enjoy an evening of „easy-listening‟ in the company of Edinburgh‟s premier concert orchestra, as we resume our highly successful series of popular programmes of favourites from the musical stage, cinema and the world of light music. Queen’s Hall, Scott Matthews, Sunday 8th November 7.30pm Wolverhampton-based Scott Matthews has been compared to such icons as Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and John Martyn and with his incredible song writing craft, it‟s easy to see why. Usher Hall, The Proclaimers, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th November 7.30pm Craig and Charlie Reid play a gig in their hometown of Edinburgh, expect old favourites and new material. Usher Hall, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Saturday 14th November 7.30pm This GRAMMY winning a cappella group that merges South African music and dance traditions with Christian messages of compassion, love and global harmony. Usher Hall, Staff Benda Billis, Tuesday 17th November 8pm Led by street musicians from the Congo, and backed by a younger, all-acoustic rhythm section, they make music of astonishing power and beauty. Queen’s Hall, Melody Gardot, Wednesday 18th November 7.30pm Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Gardot has a gift for transforming the traditions of jazz and blues with her “personal kiss of life.” The smoky-voiced singer, mixes Latin rhythms, finger-snapping blues, and smouldering torch songs. Queen’s Hall , Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, Thursday 19th November 7.30pm A spectacular concert of heart-pounding excitement and an unmissable opportunity to see this innovative and visually stunning group as they celebrate their 15 year anniversary. Queen’s Hall, Madeleine Peyroux, Monday 23rd November Doors 7pm American vocalist Peyroux has crafted her best album yet with Bare Bones, an artistic breakthrough that finds her sublime voice wrapped around a collection of songs that she helped craft from their inception. Usher Hall, National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, Saturday 28th November 7.30pm The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland is a non-competing cutting edge performance pipe band for 10-25 year olds in Scotland. Queen’s Hall, Ryuichi Sakamoto: Playing the Piano, Wednesday 2nd December 7pm Sakamoto‟s best-known solo work is probably the soundtrack to Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, but his 1987 score for Bertolucci‟s The Last Emperor won him an Oscar, and many other awards. Queen’s Hall, Lau, Saturday 5th December 8pm Lau are a formidable trio of three of the finest and most innovative exponents of modern traditional music in Britain today. Their live shows are a must-see experience with an energy and musicianship which is spellbinding. Usher Hall, Bootleg Beatles, Wednesday 9th December 8pm The Bootleg Beatles are back with hit after hit that will get you all nostalgic and definitely have you singing along! Queen’s Hall, James Grant, Thursday 10th December 8.30pm James Grant returns with Strange Flowers, his most upbeat record since Love And Money‟s legendary Strange Kind of Love, and a live band featuring the talents of Donald Shaw (Capercaillie), Ewen Vernal (ex Deacon Blue), Che Beresford (Capercaillie) and Gordon Goudie (Echo And The Bunnymen). Usher Hall, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Monday 28th December 3pm and Tuesday 29th December 7.30pm Join legendary band director Ray McVay as he directs the UK‟s greatest big band.
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