Classics for Aberdeen’s HMT

New shows announced for His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen include two gems of British theatre, national and local dance productions and a children’s all-time favourite.

The two top dramas heading the city’s way include Willy Russell’s unforgettable play Educating Rita (June 11 to 16), starring Matthew Kelly and Claire Sweeney in the story of the relationship between a feisty Liverpudlian hairdresser and a jaded university professor.

The second is the first UK tour of a British theatre legend – the record-breaking Box Office smash hit thriller The Mousetrap (Feb 25 to March 2, 2013), as part of the landmark whodunnit’s 60th anniversary.

It is the world’s longest-running stage show, with more than 24,000 performances, and a great piece of theatrical history, a stage version of a novel by the most famous crime writer of all time, Agatha Christie

And for the youngest theatre-goers, The Gruffalo makes a welcome return this summer (August 13 to 15) direct from an acclaimed West End season with the magical modern classic tale of the quick-thinking mouse braving the deep, dark woods.

Tickets for the new shows go on sale to APA Friends on Friday, February 24 and to the general public the following Tuesday (February 28) online at, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.