On track for great season

ABERDEEN Performing Arts are on the right track for a starlight struck new season of sizzling shows.

The new performances include the smash-hit roller-skating musical sensation Starlight Express (October 2 to 13) and the sharpest and slickest show on the cell block Chicago (September 3 to 8), adding their names to an already formidable line-up of musicals for next year including Grease, Dirty Dancing and Sister Act.

APA has also announced the cast for the international award-winning hit Legally Blonde (May 22 to June 2) with Ray Quinn as Warner, Les Dennis as Prof Callahan and introducing Faye Brooks as Elle.

With an affectionate take on the cult classic movie, the National Theatre of Scotland will premier their exhilarating new production of An Appointment With The Wicker Man (February 21 to 25) at HMT and for the younger show goers there is a double bill that will thrill and delight – from the theatrical premiere of Little Princess – Live on Stage (HMT Feb 29 to March 3) to the much-worshipped Peppa Pig, with Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt (HMT July 7 and 8). Dance fans will not want to miss Scottish Ballet’s blistering production of A Streetcar Name Desire (HMT May 2 to 5) or the breath-taking return to Aberdeen of the Michael Clark Company with come, been and gone at a date yet to be announced. Tickets for the new shows go on sale on Thursday, December 1at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com or phone at 01224 641122.