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

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.

Bikes on Film

Given how bikes and the Tweed Valley go hand in hand, Peebles is a perfect port of call for the Big Bike Film Night – a carefully curated touring collection of short and documentary films with a distinct Kiwi twist. Covering every possible cycling discipline, from road to gravel, mountain biking, triathlon and more, this treasure chest of films from around the world is a true celebration of all things two-wheeled.

Life on Earth

As the world’s attention turns to the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, the Eastgate Theatre welcomes a pioneering natural history cinematographer whose work in the polar regions has given him a front row seat when it comes to documenting our changing climate.

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.