A selection of the latest media releases and general news from the Eastgate.

Music to make the Ears Glad

Folk music of the most exquisite kind takes centre stage at the Eastgate Theatre over the next fortnight with performances by some of the finest talent from either side of the Irish Sea.

Peebles Hosts International Film Festival

Final preparations are being made ahead of the inaugural Scotland International Festival of Cinema – a chance for cinephiles to meet the stars of tomorrow as an international cast of actors, directors and crew descend on Peebles for a six-day celebration of the very best in independent film.

Fantasy Epic Comes to the Stage

Phillip Pullman’s tale of a terrifying manhunt and a tiny child who holds the fate of the future comes to the stage in dazzling fashion in the National Theatre’s production of The Book of Dust (La Belle Savage).

Food for the Body, Mind and Spirit

An acclaimed series of dance and movement sessions designed to support those who live with Parkinson’s disease (and their friends and carers) is being extended by the Eastgate Theatre with a new block running weekly from 28 April through until June.

Trees inspire Tunes

Scottish multi-instrumentalist and composer Hamish Napier brings music from his award winning album The Woods to the Eastgate Theatre on Friday 18 March at 7.30pm

Playing it for Laughs

Jack Docherty, the BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, reveals a distinct change of direction when he performs his semi-autobiographical play Nothing But at the Eastgate Theatre on 17 March.

Make Music with the Mad Hatter

There is musical fun for all the family at the Eastgate Theatre this weekend when Children’s Classic Concert’s percussion-crazed Mad Hatter returns with a wacky musical Wonderland.

Righting a Historical Wrong

The Scottish witch trials, an infamous period in Scotland’s history, are brought into sharp focus on 19 Feb when folk duo Rachel Newton and Lauren MacColl use fiddle, harp and spoken word to tell stories of some of those who were persecuted when they come to Peebles on the last night of their current UK tour.

Love is in the Air

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated in style at the Eastgate Theatre this 14 February with a screening of the most famous love story of all – a performance of Romeo & Juliet by the world-class dancers of The Royal Ballet.