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The Barn

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Burn O'Bennie, Banchory, Aberdeen, AB31 5QA
  • Telephone 01330 825431
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  • Website www.thebarnarts.co.uk
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The Birds

The Birds
  • 1963
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Cast: Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren

Brilliant macabre idea from a Du Maurier tale to have our winged friends turned into malevolent killers. This is Hitch at his most mischevious. Oh and for the amateur psychologists among you, there is a glacial blonde leading lady and she is mistreated.

Sun 25 Sep

£8

Ferguson and Barton

Ferguson and Barton

Shotput presents Ferguson and Barton

‘We watched a film last night. And we can’t get it out of our heads.’

A couple wakes up in a filmic dream world. There, they re-create last night’s film and, in the process, work through the subtle power dynamics of their own relationship. Through this strange exploration, the man and woman question Hollywood norms and see each other anew. Loosely inspired by Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Ferguson and Barton is about communication and miscommunication, about voyeurism, gender roles, and sensuality. Can we ever really know the person closest to us? Would we want to?

Credits:
Co-creators and performers Lucy Ireland and Jim Manganello
Creative Producer Helen McIntosh
Designer Anna Yates
Lighting Designer and Production Manager Emma Jones
Video Designer Rob Jones
Dramaturgical Consultant Lu Kemp
Technician Lynn Wiseman

Made in association with Platform Theatre and Perth Theatre. Supported by Cumbernauld Theatre.

Sat 24 Sep

£10

National Theatre Live: Much Ado About Nothing

National Theatre Live: Much Ado About Nothing
  • 2022
  • UK
  • Directed by: Simon Godwin
  • Cast: Katherine Parkinson, John Heffernan

Escape to the Italian Riviera with a cast including Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan.

Since 1931, the legendary family-run Hotel Messina has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. 

When the current owner’s daughter falls for a dashing young soldier, the hallways are ringing with the sound of wedding bells. 

However, not all the guests are in the mood for love, and a string of deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the steadfastly single Beatrice and Benedick.

Director Simon Godwin returns following the award-winning success of his Romeo & Juliet film.

Thu 8 Sep

£16.50

£16.50 (£6)

Fri 9 Sep

£16.50 (£6 Under 16's)

National Theatre Live: Prima Facie

National Theatre Live: Prima Facie
  • 2022
  • UK
  • Directed by: Justin Martin
  • Cast: Jodie Comer

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.

Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, recorded live at the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.

Fri 9 Sep

£16.50

£16.50 (£6)

Ryan Young

Ryan Young

Ryan Young brings new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music, receiving international praise for his spellbinding interpretations on the fiddle. His debut album was recorded with Grammy winner Jesse Lewis. Ryan was twice a finalist in the BBC Young Folk Awards and twice a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Awarded Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2017, nominated for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and named Musician of the Year in 2018 (Folking.com).

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Thu 22 Sep

£15

Ryan Young (Scotland on Tour)

Ryan Young (Scotland on Tour)

Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Up and coming artist of the year 2017’, fiddle player Ryan Young brings new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music. Brimming with fresh melodic ideas, an uplifting rhythmic drive and a great depth of dynamics and precision, Ryan’s sound is very distinctive, bringing each listener on an adventurous and emotional journey.

Thu 22 Sep

£15

Scottish Opera: BambinO

Scottish Opera: BambinO

A magical piece of music theatre for infants up to 12 months, BambinO is aimed at an audience that does not often get a look-in at opera… but whose minds are wide open to new sounds and experiences.

BambinO is set in a captivating world of bright colours, fluffy clouds, and quirky characters. It tells the story of a young bird leaving its nest for the first time. Gentle, playful, and engaging, BambinO is written by Scottish composer Lliam Paterson, with original direction by Improbable’s Phelim McDermott.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this unique celebration of the power of music and the infant imagination.

Wed 24 Aug

£10–£15

£15

Thu 25 Aug

£10–£15

£15

Unbecoming

Unbecoming

Part theatre show and part music gig, Company of Wolves presents an intimate portrait of a woman fragmented by expectation, obligation and desire.

Wed 28 Sep

£10

Ventoux

Ventoux

Ventoux, presented here by 2Magpies, tells the differing life stories of Marco Pantani and Lance Armstrong during the 2000 Tour de France.

Thu 15 Sep

£12

Vertigo

Vertigo
  • 1958
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Written by: Alec Coppel, Samuel A Taylor
  • Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes

Detective Scottie Ferguson (Stewart), a man afraid of heights, falls in love with a woman who apparently commits suicide. When he meets her double, he becomes obsessed with the possibility that she is still alive. Extraordinary plotting in this undervalued Hitchcock study of romantic mania, with Stewart memorably cast against type as the distinctly on-the-edge cop. The Bernard Herrmann score is simultaneously lush and disturbing.

Sun 25 Sep

£8

WMS: Sarah Beth Briggs

Concert pianist Sarah Beth Briggs – an artist of extraordinary magnetism (Michael Kennedy, Daily Telegraph) – is a leading recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician. A long-standing pupil of the late Denis Matthews, her professional career was launched at the age of eleven when she became the then youngest-ever finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year. Four years later she gained international recognition as joint winner of the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg. Sarah’s musical interpretations have been broadcast internationally on radio and television, while recital and concerto performances have taken her across Europe and the USA. She has been the featured soloist at major British venues including Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, London’s South Bank Centre, and the Barbican Centre. The critical acclaim for her wide-ranging discography includes both Gramophone Editor’s and Gramophone Critics' Choice Awards Sarah is a celebrated artist at societies and festivals throughout the UK, acclaimed by promoters and critics for her performances and for her engaging and informative introductions to recital programmes.

Programme:
Bach arr. Hess: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Haydn: Sonata in E flat, Hob XVI/52
Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, op 13 ‘Pathetique’
- Interval -
Britten : 3 Character Pieces
Clara Schumann : 4 Pieces Fugitives, op 15 Robert Schumann : Arabeske, op 18.
Chopin : Ballade no 1 in G minor

Thu 6 Oct

£15 (£5–£12)

The Barn

The Barn is Aberdeenshire's award-winning multi-arts centre. The Barn provides an ambitious and inclusive cultural programme, encompassing music, theatre, film, dance, comedy, talks, visual art, workshops and environmental projects. We also support artists, makers and designers to research and create artwork inspired by our location and context.

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