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

On Thin Ice

Mountain enthusiasts have a chance to step into a world that few inhabit when The Alpinist – one of the most keenly anticipated climbing films since the 2018 Oscar-winning Free Solo – screens at the Eastgate next week. A gripping new documentary by Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen, whose previous films include The Dawn Wall and Valley Uprising, The Alpinist tells the story of Marc-André Leclerc, a young Canadian climber with a love of climbing remote, vertical walls of ice alone and without the safety net of a rope.

Carmen becomes The Car Man

Think you know Bizet’s Carmen? Then think again. Rep-imagined by acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne, The Car Man transports the classic opera from the familiar 19th century Spanish cigarette factory to a garage-diner in 1960s America, where the dreams and passions of a community are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger.

RANT Reel into Peebles

A decade on from their first performance, and with three acclaimed albums under their belt, RANT are now established as one of Scotland’s finest fiddle bands – as audiences will discover when the all-female quartet perform at the Eastgate Theatre on 8 October.

When Jamie met Phil

When Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham played to a packed Eastgate Theatre on 22 September, one member of the audience was particularly impressed by the performance.  Thirteen year old accordionist Jamie Webster enjoyed the concert as a guest of the theatre after he had been invited backstage to chat and share a tune with Phil.

Comedy Crime Caper Comes to Peebles

The curious Case of the Prime Minister, the Floozie and the Lummock Rock Lighthouse may be unfamiliar to most, but that will all change when legendary duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson head to Peebles as part of a fond farewell tour on 30 September.

Eastgate Expands Health & Wellbeing Programme

The Eastgate Theatre’s recently launched autumn programme includes an expanded series of health & wellbeing classes for participants (and their carers) who are living with dementia and Parkinson’s.

Music Month at the Eastgate

Traditional, classical, tribute, local and internationally acclaimed – music is the heart of the October programme at the Eastgate Theatre.
The Eastgate Theatre’s recently launched autumn programme – its first season launch for almost two years – will have trad music fans in particular licking their lips in anticipation, with a host of talent from near and far playing live between now and November.

Step into the Surreal World of Gary Meikle

Live stand-up returns to the Eastgate Theatre in style later this month when Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle takes to the stage as part of his second tour show, Surreal!