Amateur Company Listings

Upcoming productions from Edinburgh’s amateur companies.

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

March 2019

Tue 5 to Sat 9 March 2019
My Fair Lady (Southern Light)
King’s Theatre 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
Æ Preview: SLO’s Fair Lady.
My Fair Lady sparkles with wit, elegance and romance, telling the story of an Edwardian cockney flower girl’s transformation into the pride of London society. Book here.

Tuesday 12 – Friday 15 March 2019
Eugene Onegin (Edinburgh Studio Opera)
Assembly Roxy 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Tue, Thurs, Fri Evenings: 7.30pm.
Robert Hersey directs the Studio Opera in Tchaikovsky’s adaptation of Pushkin’s novel about a selfish man who lives to regret his rejection of a young woman’s love and careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend. Book here.

Tue 12 to Sat 16 March 2019
The Mikado (EDGAS)
King’s Theatre 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society present Gilbert & Sullivan’s legendary smash hit, The Mikado. Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu with exotic costumes and a large and impressive cast, this production promises to be a treat for all ages. Book here.

Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 Mar 2019
The Taming of the Shrew
Pleasance Theatre Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
With disorder, deception and disguise, The Taming of the Shrew has all the makings of a classic Shakespearean comedy and yet, underpinned by misogyny and domestic abuse, contains some of the most hard-hitting themes of the canon. The EUSC’s 11th annual production will address these themes head-on in a frank and bold retelling of a controversial classic. Book here

Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 March 2019
The Cemetery Club (Edinburgh People’s Theatre)
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Wed – Fri evenings: 7.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm.
Comedy drama by Ivan Menchell about three Jewish widows’ monthly visits their husbands’ graves. Ida is the home maker type, Lucille imagines that every man is eyeing her up and Doris likes everything to be done properly. The wisecracks are flowing until one day Sam the butcher – a man! – arrives to visit his wife‘s grave and upsets the apple cart. Book online.

Tue 19 – Sat 23 March 2019
Brodie! The Musical
Portobello and Joppa Parish Church Abercorn Terrace, EH15 2DH
Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 March 2019

Evenings: 7.30pm.
Portobello and Joppa Parish Church Drama Group revive Gavin Booth and Nancy Kent’s musical based on the true story of Edinburgh’s own Deacon William Brodie, the well respected locksmith and town councillor of 18th Century Edinburgh who led a secret double life as a thief. Tickets £12 from anne.mckerchar@gmail.com.

Wed 20/Thurs 21 March 2019
Stained
Bedlam Theatre 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
Wed 20/Thurs 21 March 2019

Evenings: 7.30pm
Based on a childhood experience of the gradual buyout, by a celebrity chef, of a small town once beloved, Stained is an absurdist comedy about capitalism, isolation, and internalised transphobia. Book here.

Wed 20 to Sat 23 March 2019
The Wedding Singer (The Bohemians)
King’s Theatre 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
Join New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer Robbie Hart, sweet natured Julia, her best friend Holly and Wall Street bad boy Glenn in the 1980’s party of the year – with a musical that promises to get you up dancing faster than your Dad at a wedding. Packed with songs which capture all the fun and energy of the Adam Sandler smash hit film.
Book here.

Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 March 2019
The Effect of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds (Arkle)
Hill Street Theatre 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Beatrice Hunsdorfer is an acid tongued widow struggling to support herself and her two teenage daughters, Ruth, pretty but highly strung and prone to convulsions and Tillie, plain, painfully shy with a passion for science. In another of her get rich quick schemes Beatrice takes in a decrepit, demented lodger. Sian Fiddimore directs Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer prize winning script in a production which relocates the action to modern day Edinburgh. Book here.

Saturday 23 – Monday 24 March 2019
White
St Cecilia’s Hall 50 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG
Saturday 23 – Monday 25 March 2019

Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
The EUTC presents the UK premiere of this critically acclaimed and bracingly funny play by Philadelphia playwright James Ijames. The play tackles race, gender and the place of art in an absurdly divided society. Book here.

Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 March 2019
Iolanthe
Teviot Debating Hall, Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ
Tue/Wed, Fri/Sat: 7.30pm;
Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
EUSOG with Gilbert and Sullivans operetta telling the story of the banished fairy Iolanthe and her half fairy, half mortal son, Strephon – a satire on many aspects of British government, law and society. Book here.

Wednesday 27 – Sat 30 March 2019
Cavalleria Rusticana (Edinburgh Grand Opera)
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Wed 27, Fri 29: 7.30pm; Mat, Sat 30: 4pm.
Kally Lloyd-Jones directs this production of Mascagni’s tale of jealousy and revenge in rural Italy. Alistair Digges conducts. This intense and passionate opera features rising stars Melanie Gowie, Thomas Kinch and Arthur Bruce with guest dancers from Company Chordelia.  Book here.

Wednesday 27 – Sat 30 March 2019
The History Boys
Bedlam Theatre 11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
Wed 27 – Sat 30 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm
Alan Bennett’s classic play about an unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he’s a fool. Book here.

April 2019

Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 April 2019
Nightmare (Saughtonhall Drama Grouop)
Saughtonhall Church, 87 Saughtonhall Drive, EH12 5RJ
Tue – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm.
Suspense drama  by Norman Robbins. Marion Bishop, an elderly writer of romantic novels is dying. Follow  this web of crime with plenty of twists and turns, deceit, blackmail, and murder until  an ingenious twist brings a surprising close. Book here.

Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 April 2019
Hand to God (EGTG)
Assembly Roxy 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU.
Evenings (not Fri 12): 7.30pm.
Mild-mannered, shy Jason has sought solace in his mother’s Christian puppet ministry after the death of his father. In the basement of a conservative church in Cypress, Texas, Jason discovers a blossoming talent for puppetry and thinks that things might just turn out okay.
Book here.

Wednesday 10 – Saturday 13 April 2019
Whistle Down The Wind (Forth Children’s Theatre)
Edinburgh Academy, 42 Henderson Row, EH3 5BL
Wednesday 10 – Saturday 13 April 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee, Sat: 2.30pm.
Ben King directs Andrew Lloyd Webber’s adaptation of the 1961 film, set in America’s Deep South in the late fifties. Swallow, struggling to come to terms with the death of her mother, discovers a mysterious stranger whom she believes is Jesus. In a town where a miracle is long overdue, the children fight to protect him from an adult world determined to find an escaped convict hiding in their midst. Book here.

Thursday 11 – Saturday 13 April 2019
Blitz! (Musselburgh Amateur Musicals Association)
Brunton Theatre Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6AA.
Evenings: 7.30pm (TBC).
MAMA take on Lionel Bart’s follow-up musical to Oliver!, set in the East End of London during the WW2 Blitz. Book Here.

Thursday 11 – Saturday 13 April 2019
Prescription for Murder (Edinburgh Makars)
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm.
In the seemingly quiet town of Bere Knighton there is never a dull moment for Dr. Richard Forth. Not only does he have a hectic work schedule and an awkward friendship with his ex-girlfriend, but his wife, Barbara, is constantly ill and nobody knows what is wrong with her. Book here.

Tuesday 16 to Saturday 20 April 2019
Sweet Charity (Edinburgh Music Theatre)

Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
Join Charity Hope Valentine as she searches for love in the strangest places in New York in the Swinging Sixties. Charity is a dancer for money, as unlucky in love as she is in life, but ever hopeful of realising her dreams of romance, a comfortable life and escaping the seedy Fandango Ballroom. Book online.

May 2019

Wed 15 May to Sat 18 May 2019
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Leitheatre)
The Studio, 22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Tennessee Williams’ portrayal of a day in the life of the Pollitt family, wealthy plantation owners in 1950s’ American Deep South. A powerfully written work with strong and diverse characters, and themes of repression and dishonesty in relation to disputed wealth, dysfunctional family relationships and sexuality and mendacity.
Book here.

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