Amateur Company Listings

Upcoming productions from Edinburgh’s amateur companies.

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

2020
January 2020

Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 January 2020
MAMA Revue 2020
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA.
Thurs – Sat: 7.30pm, Mat, Sat: 2pm
An excellent concert for the whole family to enjoy. MAMA entertain with a great mix of songs from stage, screen and the charts, including a song or two from their fabulous spring musical, Chess. Book here.

Thurs 30 Jan 2020
ELYT: An Evening Of Theatre
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6AA
Evening: 7pm.
The Brunton Youth Theatre 12-15’s have been working hard on their biggest project in years, a scripted version of the 1990’s favourite, The Demon Headmaster, while the 15-18’s have taken control of their devised production this year, Murder Mystery, with each of them taking responsibility for the production skills. Book here.

February 2020

Tue 4 – Sat 8 Feb 2020
Chicago (EU Footlights)
Pleasance Theatre, Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ.
Evenings 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2.30pm
“Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to see a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery. All the things we hold near and dear to our hearts.” The EU Footlights with their take on Kander and Ebb’s musical tale of Roxie Hart – and all that jazz…. Book here.

Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 February 2020
The Hollow (Threepenny Theatricals)
Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm, Mat, Sat: 2.30pm
An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at ‘The Hollow’, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell. Nearly everyone has a motive and most had the opportunity in Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit. Enter Inspector Colquhoun and Sergeant Penny to solve the crime. Book here.

Sat 8 Feb 2020
Brunton Players, Thursday Group & EL Youth Theatre
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6AA
Evening: 7pm.
The Brunton Players perform comedy Charity Begins at Home, the Thursday Group stage To Be or Not To Be – a “celebration of lives hopes and dreams” – and the ELYT Haddington 8 – 12s present their very own sequel to Roald Dahl’s The Twits Book here.

Thurs 13 – Sat 15 Feb 2020
Sister Act (OLOLYP)
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6AA
Evenings 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2pm
Our Lady of Loretto Youth Players with the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Book here.

Wed 26 – Sat 29 Feb 2020 2020
Annie (Captivate Theatre)
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6AA
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2pm.
After two years at the Edinburgh Fringe with sell out audiences and great reviews Captivate is bringing this much-loved family favourite to the Brunton Theatre. Young but determined orphan Annie’s luck changes when she gets to spend Christmas with billionaire Daddy Warbucks. Book here.

March 2020

Tue 3 – Sat 7 March 2020
Anything Goes (Southern Light
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ.
Evenings 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2.30pm
Probably the best known of all Cole Porter’s musicals this show is full of well-known songs including I Get a Kick Out of You, You’re the Top, Friendship, It’s De-Lovely… and of course Anything Goes. Southern Light take a voyage not to be missed! Book here.

Tue 17 – Sat 21 March 2020
Patience (EdGAS)
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ.
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 2.30pm
Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience – Inspired by the Victorian aesthetic movement, with willowy poets, sighing maidens, hearty milkmaids and burly officers galore, this Savoy opera tells the story of two rival poets and the superficiality of the women who blindly follow and adore them. Book here.

Wed 18 – Sat 21 March 2020
Men Should Weep (EPT)
Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 2.30pm
Ena Lamont Stewart’s extraordinarily moving play of women surviving in the East end of Glasgow in the 1930s. In the lives of Maggie, her friends, and neighbours, it finds not only all the tragedy that appalling housing, massive unemployment, and grinding poverty can produce, but also a rich vein of comedy – the sense of the ridiculous, and the need for a good laugh. Book here.

Wed 25 – Sat 28 March 2020
Shrek the Musical (The Bohemians)
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ.
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 2.30pm
The Bohemians present the musical adaptation of the animated movie about a big big, green, terrifying ogre who is turfed out of his lonely swamp and sets off with a wisecracking Donkey to save the feisty princess Fiona from a fire-breathing dragon. Book here.

April 2020

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 April 2020
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (EMT)
Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm, Mat, Sat: 2.30pm
Life is good for Lawrence Jamieson. He lives a lavish life on the French Riviera thanks to a steady supply of wealthy, gullible women who are all too willing to fall for his cons. But the arrival of lowbrow hustler Freddy Benson threatens to scare them all away… Sophisticated, suave and silly, this musical comedy features hilarious character, toe tapping numbers and great, big laughs. Book here.

Thurs 23 – Sat 25 Apr 2020
Chess The Musical (MAMA)
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6AA
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2pm.
Featuring the music of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (of ABBA fame) and lyrics from Tim Rice, this fantastic story is based around two chess Grandmasters and their fight over world titles and the love of a woman, and is truly one of the greats. Book here.

July 2020

Thurs 23 – Sat 25 July 2020
High School Musical (The Beyond Broadway Experience)
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ.
Evenings 7.30pm; Matinees Fri/Sat: 2.30pm
Follow Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High in this modern day cult-classic as they get you dancing in the isles to hits such as “We’re All In This Together” and “Status Quo” Book here.

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