Chamber Opera Chicago presents (tickets on sale from Aberdeen Box Office - 01224 641122 or www.aberdeenperformingarts.com on Monday 22nd May)
Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A New Musical Drama - A benefit performance for the Tivoli Theatre
Saturday, July 16 at 7:30pm
Back by popular demand - ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
All ticket sales will benefit the Tivoli Theatre restoration project All seats £16 (£14 concessions) Featuring music from Jane Austen’s manuscripts and the era, fully staged with chamber orchestra, beautiful Regency costumes, projected scenery, and world-champion Irish dancers!
This new original musical adaptation has toured multiple UK and US cities over the past three years and was a popular event at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This show sold out last year at the Tivoli Theatre, so don't miss your chance to see this authentic rendering of Jane Austen's novel that will transport you back in time!
“No ‘Persuasion’ needed to see this Chicago treat for the eyes and ears...astounding!” (Isle of Wight County Press)
★★★★ (Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015)
"Flashes of humour, great dancing, a small but perfect orchestra, clever scene changes with very well done projections, and the cast of over 30 all playing their roles to perfection … one of the best evening’s entertainment I’ve had!" (Bury Free Press)
The Tivoli Theatre is awarded funding from Historic Scotland
We are pleased to announce that Historic Scotland will be supporting the regeneration of The Tivoli Theatre by awarding us funding through their Building Repair Grant. The capital will go towards strengthening the Victorian, Grade-A listed building’s internal historic features, including its ornate frescos.
Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, announced the funding ahead of her visit to the city on March 20th. She said: ‘The Tivoli Theatre is one of Aberdeen’s most historic public buildings and has been such an important performance space for the arts for over 100 years.’
Brian Hendry, the theatre’s Managing Director, commented: ‘We are absolutely delighted to have the support of a national heritage organisation like Historic Scotland and we welcome their recognition that the theatre’s interior is significant enough to attract grant support. This investment is crucial in bringing the final part of the Tivoli project to completion, through the repair of these significant and original interiors that date back over one hundred years.’
"Aberdeen's Tivoli Theatre Selling Best Seats in the House", Evening Express, 14/12/2012.
"Curtain Raised on Latest Stage of Theatre's Revival",Press and Journal, 01/12/2012.
"Aberdeen's Tivoli Theatre Opens its Doors Again", Evening Express, 30/11/2012.
" Aberdeen's Tivoli Theatre to open doors to public" http://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/Article.aspx/2871104 30/07/2012
The restoration of the outside of the Tivoli has been completed, with the building now wind and water tight. The next stage of the project will be to begin work on the interior of the theatre.
"Tivoli Future Cemented in Granite" 19/04/2012
"Aberdeen's Tivoli Revealed After Revamp" 19/04/2012
03 August 2010: Article in Press and Journal as first detailed plans are lodged with Aberdeen City Council.
30 June 2010: The Press and Journal reports on the Green THI funding.
30 June 2010: 'Major step forward' for project is discussed in