HAVING been closed for two years the curtain goes up at Gardyne Theatre once more this month revealing a full and varied programme for autumn.
From Scottish Opera to Cinderella; Hi-de-Hi to Hello Dolly; Bugsy Malone to Mary Slessor; there really is something for everyone coming to what is set to be a premier Scottish venue.
Deacon Blue front man Ricky Ross kicks off the new season with his one man show (supported by Gregor Philp) on Wednesday, August 24. Lovers of camp comedy are in for a treat when Act IV Theatre Company presents Hi-de-Hi, the stage adaptation of the hugely popular TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft set in a holiday camp around 1960.
Theatre goers can visit ‘Maplin’s’ from Wednesday, September 14 to Saturday, September 17.
A feast of fun awaits local fashionistas when Tay FM presents Face of 2011 on Friday, September 23 – one of the biggest hair, beauty and fashion shows of the year.
For those who can Can-can, or for those who just love the music, Scottish Opera is bringing an oversize slice of Offenbach with Orpheus in the Underworld.
This brand new translation by comedian and satirist Rory Bremner brings the action to the present day and the composer’s catchy tunes and wicked sense of humour overlays our media-savvy, celebrity-obsessed world. Curtain up 7.30pm on Saturday, October 8.
A Gala Night of Music will strike the right note for audiences as a large choir, 10-piece band and soloists perform popular music. This Gardyne Theatre and Radio Tay presentation takes place on Saturday, October 15.
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida runs from Tuesday to Saturday, October 25-29, courtesy of Apex productions. This contemporary musical is packed with popular songs including: Written in the Stars, Elaborate Lives and My Strongest Suit.
Members of Thomson Leng Youth Music Theatre take the stage for two separate productions celebrating both gunge and green-fingers – Bugsy Malone, Wednesday to Saturday, November 9-12 and Little Shop of Horrors, Wednesday toSaturday, November 16-19.
Jazz fans will flock to Gardyne Theatre from Tuesday to Sunday, November 22-27, when Dundee Jazz Festival will be based at the venue. Visit www.jazzdundee.co.uk for details.
Broughty Ferry Amateur Operatic Society bring the famous tale of Dolly Levi with their production of Hello Dolly running from Wednesday, November 20 to Saturday, December 3.
In the run-up to Christmas, Cinderella will be on stage when the Thomson-Leng Musical Society present a 21st century pantomime experience, Monday to Saturday, December 5-10. A change of mood follows in March with Mother of All The Peoples, presented by the ‘Friends of Mary Slessor’. The story of the mill-worker turned missionary runs from Thursday to Saturday, March 22 to 24,
For bookings for any of the above phone 01382 434940 or visit www.dundeebox.co.uk.