Amateur Company Listings

Upcoming productions from Edinburgh’s amateur companies.

(Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site).

September 2017

Wed 6 – Sat 9 September 2017
High School Musical (LYAMC) 
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee, Sat: 2.30pm.
LYAMC, the Lothian Youth Arts & Musicals Company, exists to allow up to 120 youngsters to perform in a musical every year. This year’s spectacular is the Disney classic.

Tue 26 – Sat 30 September 2017
Showcase 
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee, Sat: 2.30pm.
The annual musical extravaganza in a variety of musical styles and sources. Showcase draws on the rich vein of amateur musical talent in the Edinburgh area to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

October 2017

Wed 11 – Sat 14 October 2017
La Belle Helene (Opera Camerata) 
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Weds 11 – Fri 13: 7.30pm; Sat 14: 2.30pm only.

Wed 25 – Sat 28 October 2017
Oklahoma (EdGaS) 
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee, Sat: 2.30pm.

Tue 31 October – Sat 4 November 2017
Rock of Ages (Allegro) 
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee, Sat: 2.30pm.

November 2017

Tue 31 October – Sat 4 November 2017
Rock of Ages (Allegro) 
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee, Sat: 2.30pm.

Fri 3 November 2017
Autumn Colours (The Makars) 
Columcille Centre 2 Newbattle Terrace EH10 4RT
One performance only: 7.30pm.
The Edinburgh Makars present two one-act plays: Gino of the Lamp by Paul Bovino, directed by Joyce Wood with Giulia Frontalini and Mike Appleby; and The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish by David Tristram, with Dario Dalla Costa directing Emma Swift and Chester Parker.

Tue 21 – Sat 25 November 2017
Edinburgh Gang Show
King’s Theatre 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Over 250 young people from Scouting and Girlguiding are back for another spectacular week!

Weds 22 – Sat 25 November 2017
The Crucible (Leitheatre) 
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm.
The story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the fledgling Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1692. A powerful, moving emotional roller-coaster of a play whose issues of intolerance and communities facing change still resonate in our “post-truth” society today.

Weds 29 Nov – Sat 2 Dec
The Wonderful Story of Mother Goose
Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre 1a Clark Road, EH5 3BD
Weds-Fri Evenings: 7.30pm; Saturday: matinee: 2pm, evening: 6.30pm.
St Serf’s Players team up with the new local Trinity Theatre Company for their annual pantomime which this year is Norman Robbins’ take on the Mother Goose story.

December 2017

Weds 6 – Sat 9 December 2017
Reckless (The Grads) 
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH 9SU.
Daily at 7.30 pm.
A somewhat alternative Christmas tale, this is pitch black comedy. At home on Christmas Eve, Rachel is informed by her guilty husband that it isn’t Santa Clause she hears breaking in, but a hitman he’s hired to kill her…

Weds 6 – Sat 9 December 2017
Aladdin (Balerno Theatre Company) 
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings daily; Matinees: Fri/Sat. Times tbc

Fri 15 – Sat 23 December 2017
Jack & The Beanstalk (Edinburgh People’s Theatre) 
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Fri 15: 7pm; Sat 16: 11am, 3pm; Sun 17: 2.30pm; Tue 19-Fri 22:7pm; Sat 23: 2.30pm.
Fee Fi Fo Fum, here’s fabulous fun for everyone! Except for the poor villagers of Old Windy Bottom, one of Edinburgh’s lesser known suburbs…

2018
January 2018

Thurs 18 – Sat 20 January 2018
Revue (Musselburgh Amateur Musicals Association)
Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA.
Times tbc.

Thurs 25 – Sat 27 January 2018
Elephants (Threepenny Theatricals) 
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH 9SU.
Daily at 7.30 pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
For its own debut, new amateur company Threepenny Theatricals has chosen Rose Heiney’s debut play – a sharp black comedy with a tender heart that explores the paths we take in life and their repercussions on the people we love most.

February 2018
March 2018

Tue 6 – Sat 10 March 2018
Hello Dolly (Southern Light Opera)
King’s Theatre 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Jerry Herman’s perennial Broadway block-buster Hello, Dolly! is packed full of romance, energetic dancing and some of musical theatre’s greatest songs including Call On Dolly, Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Before the Parade Passes By, and the show-stopping titular song!

Wed 7 – Sat 10 March  2018
Little Women, The Broadway Musical (Shoots Theatre) 
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH 9SU.
Daily at 7.30 pm; Matinee Sat: 2pm.
The debut from new amateur company Shoots Theatre is the Edinburgh premiere of the Broadway version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, with book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein.

Wed 14 – Sat 17 March 2018
Footloose (The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company)
King’s Theatre 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
City boy Ren thinks life is over when he is forced to move to an American rural backwater where dancing is banned. Ren can’t resist breaking the rules, he’s not alone…

Weds 21 – Sat 24 March 2018
The Pearl Fishers (Edinburgh Grand Opera) 
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Times tbc.

April 2018

Thurs 12 – Sat 14 April 2018
Calamity Jane (Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association) 
Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA.
Times tbc.

May 2018

Wed 2 – Sat 5 May 2018
Guys and Dolls (Edinburgh Music Theatre)
King’s Theatre 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
This sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers features some of Broadway’s greatest show-stopping tunes, including Luck be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat and My Time of Day. A guaranteed spectacular evening of entertainment – so roll the dice, get lucky and book now!