What’s on in the Borders

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Theatre

April 23

The Hard Problem, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. New play from Tom Stoppard, recorded live at the National Theatre on April 16. Tickets £14 (£12 concs). Call the box office on 01450 360688 or drop in to the Visit Scotland desk.

April 29

Normal/Madness, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7.30pm. A play by Fiona Geddes. For 25 years Kirsty accepted crazy as conventional. All mothers are slightly insane, right? But Kirsty’s mother isn’t like all mothers. Tickets £14 (£12, £5 for schoolchildren). Call 01721 725 777 or see www.eastgatetheatre.com

Film

April 23

Britrock, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7.30pm. Homegrown adventure comes to the big screen with an all-new series of films captured by Posing Productions, using state-of-the art film making kit. From cutting-edge athletes, palm-sweating solo climbers to wild mountain bikers. Tickets £8 (£6 for schoolchildren). Contact details as before.

April 24

Fifty Shades of Grey, Tower Mill, 7pm. Film version of the 2011 literary phenomenon. Tickets £6 (£4.50 concs). Contact details as before.

April 26

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Tower Mill, 2.30pm. A diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula. Tickets £6 (£4.50 concs). Contact details as before. (U)

Cinderella, Eastgate Theatre, 2.30pm. Kenneth Brannagh’s retelling of the classic tale. Tickets £8 (£6 for schoolchildren). Contact details as before.

Wild, Eastgate Theatre, 4.30pm, 7.30pm. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Wild is based on the true story of Cheryl Strayed, who, driven to the edge after a grim decade of loss and personal meltdown, sets off with no outdoors experience to trek The Pacific Crest Trail. Tickets £8 (£6 for schoolchildren). Contact details as before.

April 28

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Tower Mill, 6pm. As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy, Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. Tickets and contact info as before. (PG)

April 30

Whiplash, Tower Mill, 6pm. A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realise a student’s potential. Tickets and contact info as before.

Music

April 25

Hawick Music Live! presents Harris Playfair and Heather Cattanach, Tower Mill, 7pm. Returning once again, a local piano duo with tremendous talent and musical variety. Tickets £10 (students £2). Contact details as before.

Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years by Bookends, Eastgate Theatre, 7.30pm. This powerful live performance and multimedia show is a journey through the friendship and career of Simon & Garfunkel. Tickets £15 (£13, £5 for schoolchildren). See preview on page 31.

Andante Chamber Choir Concert, Linton Church, Morebattle, 7.30pm. Call 01890 817102 or 07906 307158. Admission free; retiring offering.

April 27

String Theory presents “Black” Colin Vearncombe, Calum MacColl and Dave Finnie. Live Music Mondays. Tickets £10. Contact details as before.

April 29

Kelso Accordion and Fiddle Club, Rugby Club, Kelso, 7pm.

April 30

Andy Cutting, Eastgate Theatre, 7.30pm. A warm and emotive performer, who engages his audiences with his self-deprecating wit before flooring them with downright staggering musicianship. Tickets £14, (£12, £5 for schoolchildren). Contact details as before.

Multimedia

April 24

Tale O’ Tweed, Eastgate Theatre, 7.30pm. The story of the Tweed, told in the words and poetry of many famous Borderers inspired by the river. Tickets £12 (£10, £5 for schoolchildren). Contact details as before.