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

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.

Wayward Jane Makes Live Return at the Eastgate

With music that offers a delicious blend of American folk and Old Time traditions, it’s no surprise that Wayward Jane have been described as just that little bit different to any other band currently playing in Scotland.   Audiences will get a chance to find out just how different when this colourful quartet plays live at the Eastgate Theatre on Fri 28 Jan.

A Year Like No Other

‘Normal’, as so many have discovered, is something that can disappear quickly but return only slowly. Recovering from the uncertainty of complete shutdown was a gradual process for the Eastgate Theatre this year but with the generous support of friends, the hunger of people to experience creative activities and performances again, plus the continuing development of the programme, the theatre is now fully back up and running, welcoming regular customers and new visitors.

Ready, Steady, Splosh…

Pre-school children aged from three to five years old will have an opportunity to explore their feelings about the challenges of the past 18 months in a series of free drama workshops at the Eastgate Theatre early in the New Year.

Let the Festivities Begin

With Christmas all but cancelled these past two years, the Eastgate Theatre is making up for it this December with a bumper festive programme, covering everything from panto to drama, magic and variety.

Musical Love Letter to the Mountains

Musician and songwriter Jenny Sturgeon returns to the Eastgate Theatre later this month with The Living Mountain – a spellbinding audio-visual interpretation of what is widely regarded as one of the finest books ever written on Britain’s nature and landscape. Nan Shepherd’s book of the same name, written during the Second World War, describes the author’s many journeys into the Cairngorm mountains. Drilling down to the finest detail, her writing explores the rocks, rivers, wildlife and hidden aspects of the landscape to create a powerful meditation on the magnificence of mountains and our relationship with wild places.