Autumn/Winter 2017 Season Announced

Published: Wed 9 Aug 2017

We're excited to announce our new season of performances and events for Autumn/Winter 2017. The programme includes magical family shows to delight and inspire, award-winning comedians, acclaimed theatre and dance companies and eclectic music acts.

Highlights of our theatre and performance programme includes The Paper Birds critically acclaimed show Mobile, an intimate production performed inside a caravan exploring class in modern Britain, and the immersive show What Once Was Ours by Zest Theatre, a promenade performance set against the backdrop of Brexit. Winner of numerous awards, Joan by Milk Presents offers a fresh take on gender-warrior Joan of Arc. We also welcome Nick Cassenbaum’s humorous, heart-warming and highly praised show Bubble Schmeisis. In Puppet State Theatre Company’s acclaimed production Leaf by Niggle, Richard Medrington recounts Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece. HighRise Theatre return with the coming-of-age story Big Foot, and in Bricking It, a brickie and a comedian swap jobs with hilarious and touching results. Ewan Wardrop brings the story and music of famed 20th-century entertainer George Formby to life in the one-man show Formby. Later in the year our performance festival of new ideas from emerging and established artists Room returns to the Creation Space.

Our comedy season features blisteringly-funny star of stand up Ed Byrne and the master of surrealist humour Paul Foot. November sees a trio of top notch comedians grace our stage, with Work in Progress shows from the always amusing Jason Manford, stand up from the mischievous and rib-ticklingly funny Jimeoin, and Penelope Solomon's autobiographical romp I Was a P*nis at the Royal Festival Hall. As we near the end of the year, Andy Parsons brings his straight talking hilarity to artsdepot with his latest show Peak Bullsh*t and beloved British performer Omid Djalili lights up the stage with Schmuck for a Night.

Celebrated all-male dance company BalletBoyz returns to artsdepot with FOURTEEN DAYS, featuring four brand new works and audience favourite Fallen, choreographed by Russell Maliphant. Part of our dance programme and festival Dance Umbrella, TORDRE presents two raw portraits of dancers Annie Hanauer and Lora Juodkaite by Rachid Ouramdane. Also part of Dance Umbrella, Award winning Spanish company Cia Maduixa presents DOT, a charming work for children aged three and over, featuring remarkably precise and choreographed digital projections.

The music season includes the sensational three part harmony group The Spitfire Sisters, bringing their toe-tapping mix of 1940s favourites and modern tunes sung with a vintage twist. Award-winning guitarist Martin Taylor and singer Alison Burns celebrate the Queen of Jazz with Ella Fitzgerald at 100.  Traditional and modern gospel will raise the roof when the dynamic CK Gospel Choir take the Pentland stage.

Our Family Theatre season is bursting with wonderful productions for children of all ages, including puppet shows, book adaptations, comic capers and interactive shows. Click here for the full family line up.

This Christmas we begin our festive programme with a charming, theatrical version of the beloved poem The Night Before Christmas. This is followed by Laura Eason’s remarkable and acclaimed adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days. We welcome back our favourite big cat and Christmas favourite, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, a delightful musical adaptation of the book by Judith Kerr. Oily Cart also return to artsdepot, with their magical, immersive show for babies and toddlers Hush-A-Bye.