The King’s and the Festival Theatre have some amazing shows lined up for you in the New Year.

In January they have everything from Shakespeare to Simon & Garfunkel for you. The listing is below.

RSC Live Screening: The Tempest
Festival Theatre
Wed 11 January, 7pm
Simon Russell Beale plays Prospero in this ground-breaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran, using today’s most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical play.

National Theatre Encore Screening: No Man’s Land
Festival Theatre
Thu 12 January, 7pm
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage, followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias

Festival Theatre
Tuesday 17 January, 7pm
An evening celebrating the best of youth dance. Talented performers from across Scotland present contemporary and classical work in an evening of diverse performances.

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
King’s Theatre
Fri 20 January (2pm & 4.30pm); Saturday 21 January (10.30am & 1.30pm)
Michael Rosen’s award-winning book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation. Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure!

Simon & Garfunkel Tribute
Festival Theatre
Fri 27 January, 7.30pm
Accompanied by a live string quartet, Bookends perform the most authentic sounding tribute to the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Made up of Dan Haynes & Pete Richards,
Bookends have toured extensively with their concerts being described as “simply breathtaking”.

Banff Mountain Film Festival
Festival Theatre
Sat 28 January, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. Different film programmes will feature on the matinee and evening shows.

King’s Theatre
Fri 27 & Sat 28 January 7.30pm & Sat Mat 2.30pm

War. Sex. Power.
After two decades of war the men are dying and the women feel powerless to stop it. Lysistrata gathers together women from every state to enact her plan. The men will be denied what they desire the most. To get it back, they must agree to peace. Full of raucous humour, buffoonery and packed with doublé entendre this radical adaptation will challenge and excite.

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