Dazzling new shows set to thrill, inspire and entertain at His Majesty’s Theatre

Here You Come Again and The History Boys are two of the new shows just announced for HMT

THE enduring influence of a global icon, a witty coming-of-age drama, a dazzlingly scandalous
musical and an intriguing thriller all feature in four new hit shows heading for Aberdeen’s His
Majesty’s Theatre.

Dolly Parton-inspired musical Here You Come Again will be line dancing into Aberdeen from
July 30 – August 3 prior to a West End run, acclaimed coming-of-age tale The History Boys
will be at His Majesty’s from October 22-26, Chicago will be bringing the razzle dazzle from
January 14-18 2025, and multi award-winning An Inspector Calls will be back to thrill a new
generation from March 25-29 2025.

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Aberdeen Performing Arts Director of Programming and Creative Projects, Ben Torrie,
said: “We are delighted to be announcing these new shows, which all bring something
different and exciting to our programme.

Dolly Parton continues to inspire legions of fans around the world and this new musical will be
the warm, uplifting, fun night out we have all come to expect from anything Dolly related. This
is an amazing opportunity to see Here You Come Again before it hits the West End – see it
first in Aberdeen!

The History Boys is a must-see drama which is as funny as it is thought-provoking, while
Chicago never fails to wow audiences.

We’re thrilled to have the superb An Inspector Calls coming to Aberdeen. It is a gritty drama
exploring themes that really are even more relevant now than ever.”

For the first time ever, all of Dolly Parton’s biggest hits can be experienced together in
rollicking and joyous new musical comedy, Here You Come Again. Packed with the iconic
songs Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, I Will Always Love You, Here You Come Again
and more, this lively and touching new musical tells the story of a diehard fan whose fantasy
version of international icon Dolly Parton gets him through trying times. With her wit, humour
and charm, Dolly teaches him a whole lot about life, love and how to pull yourself up by your
bootstraps…even if your bootstraps don’t have rhinestones! This is one musical that is sure to
make you smile.

The 20th anniversary production of Alan Bennett’s brilliant modern classic, The History Boys
comes to His Majesty’s October 22-26. A-Level results day. Cutler’s Grammar School, 1980s
Sheffield. Eight unruly teenagers burst into adulthood with the best grades their school has
ever seen, but their sights are set on something higher: to study at the most famous academic
institutions in the world-Oxford and Cambridge. But their teachers can’t agree how best to
tutor them. There’s Hector, the maverick English teacher who believes in culture for its own
sake; Irwin-the shrewd supply teacher full of soundbites; Felix-the headmaster obsessed with
league tables and Mrs Lintott-the History teacher who thinks her colleagues are all fools.The
History Boys follows this bright bunch of boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university,
lifting the lid on staffroom rivalries and the anarchy of adolescence. This timely revival,
directed by Seán Linnen, asks what is the purpose of education? And who is it for?

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a
housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk
out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival
cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious
crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped
from today’s tabloids.

Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary
choreographer Bob Fosse, CHICAGO’s sexy, sassy score with one show-stopping song after
another includes “Razzle Dazzle”, “Cell Block Tango”, and “All That Jazz”.

Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s classic
thriller An Inspector Calls returns after a record-breaking, sell-out tour in 2022. Winner of 19
major awards and hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, An Inspector Calls has
thrilled more than five million theatregoers worldwide. When Inspector Goole arrives
unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by
his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very
foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.

Tickets go on sale to Friends of Aberdeen Performing Arts on Thursday, February 29, and on
general sale on Friday, March 1, available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, phone
(01224) 641122 or visit the box office at His Majesty’s Theatre or the Music Hall.

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