Amateur Company Listings

Upcoming productions from Edinburgh’s amateur companies.

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

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!

Wed 16 – Sat 19 May 2018
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Encore)
Brunton Theatre Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Small town girl Millie Dillmount arrives in New York with a modern plan – to marry for money, not for love! Full of fun, mishaps and lively dance routines.

Wed 16 – Sat 19 May 2018
The Homecoming (Leitheatre)
The Studio at Festival Theatre 22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Leitheatre return to the Studio, with their production of Pinter’s classic 1965 play, The Homecoming. It tells the story of the return to his old family home of university professor Teddy. Old family tensions and resentments are stirred up as Teddy’s family react to meeting his mysterious new wife.

Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 May 2018
Alpha Dance Academy: Around the World
The Brunton Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Evenings: 7pm, Sat Matinee: 1pm.
Alpha Dance Academy’s annual show featuring an array of talented dancers ranging from the school’s eager 3 year olds to their experienced seniors create a jam packed performance of ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and cheerleading.

Wed 23 – Sat 26 May 2018
Macbeth
Assembly Roxy 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Evenings: 7.30p.
The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group, EGTG, launches its 2018 season with a modern-dress production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Naomi Wallis-Ryder.

Weds 23 – Sat 26 May 2018
Takin’ Over The Assylum
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings Weds – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat, Mat only: 2.30pm.
When Ready Eddie McKenna, Soul Survivor and double-glazing salesman, arrives to re-launch a defunct hospital radio station in a psychiatric unit, he turns more than the ramshackle station upside-down. EPT take on Donna Franceschild’s bittersweet comedy.

Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 May 2018
The House on the Cliff
Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre 1a Clark Road, EH5 3BD
Evenings: 7.30pm.
St Serf’s celebrate its 70th anniversary with George Batson’s 1957 whodunnit. The House on the Cliff is rumoured to be the last stop of the Civil War Underground Railroad and overlooks one of the Great Lakes. Years ago, an excursion boat sank in a storm and it’s said the lake is haunted.

June 2018

Sat 9 June 2018
Flying High (Dance Pointe Academy)
The Brunton Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Twice: 1.30pm & 6.30pm..
The Dance Pointe Academy students showcase all the hard work and dedication they have put in throughout the year in this energetic and vibrant extravaganza of dance and song.

Fri 15/Sat 16 June 2018
ELYT: Journey
The Brunton Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Evenings: 7pm.
The young members of East Lothian Youth Theatre perform onstage at the Brunton. Each year the show has a different theme. This year it is Journey with each group performing their own interpretation of what this means to them in a short sketch.

Sat 16 – Sat 23 June 2018
Morag Alexander’s Annual Show
The Brunton Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Evenings: 6.30pm. Matinees: Sun 17, Sat 23: 2.30pm.
A variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap and modern ballet, from Morag Alexander School of Dance’s talented dancers. The school’s annual performance demonstrates a culmination of the pupils’ work and progression over the year and showcases the diverse styles the school has to offer.

Sun 24 June 2018
Razzamataz Theatre Schools Edinburgh: This Is Our Story
The Brunton Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Evening: 7pm.
And evening of dance, drama and singing by the talented students of Razz Edinburgh.

July 2018

Sun 24 June 2018
Wizard of Oz
King’s Theatre 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Following the huge success of The Beyond Broadway Experience in 2016 & 2017, the Wizard of Oz promises to have you dancing down the Yellow Brick Road all the way to the Emerald City with our very own Beyond Broadway twist!

August 2018

Mon 6 – Sat 18 Aug 2018
The Front Page
St Ninian’s Hall 40 Comely Bank, EH4 1AG (Venue 20 )
Daily (not 12, 16): 7.30pm (Matinees Sats: 2.30pm) ( 2 hrs 45 mins )
Edinburgh Theatre Arts
ETA’s 25th anniversary production of The Front Page, an irresistible comedy with thrills and derring do set in a news room. An amazing array of characters capture the mood of 1920s Chicago in the intimate surroundings of St Ninian’s Hall.

Mon 6 – Sat 11 Aug 2018
Skirt
The Royal Scots Club 29-31 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE (Venue 241 )
Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group
Daily 6.30pm ( 1hr 20mins )
Becs is a single mum and leader of the opposition party in Scotland. Oldest daughter Ellie is about to go off to university while Neve is still at primary school and struggling. Becs is offered the chance to head up the party at Westminster. But her mum has early onset Alzheimers. Her best friend Nina and her teenage daughters need a bolthole. And Becs isn’t quite sure that she could do the job anyway. The party need her to go. Her family and friends need her to stay. Are women ever really free to choose?

Mon 6 – Sat 11 Aug 2018
Much Ado About Nothing
The Royal Scots Club 29-31 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE (Venue 241 )
Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group
Daily 8.45pm ( 1hr 45mins )
Multi award-winning, Edinburgh-based EGTG, return with this Shakespearean classic. May 1945: the war is over. The Prince and his courtiers, returning from war, have come to visit Leonata and her household. Upon arrival, Claudio falls madly in love with the fair Hero. Not content with their own happiness, they conspire to bring their long-suffering cousins Beatrice and Benedick together.

Mon 13 – Sat 18 Aug 2018
Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)
The Royal Scots Club 29-31 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE (Venue 241 )
Daily 6.15pm ( 1 hr 30 mins )
Arkle Theatre Company
Follow an eclectic group of twenty-somethings as they navigate wacky text messages, misleading profile pictures and awkward dates in search of true love. Overlapping storylines are woven together to reveal that, ultimately, everyone just wants to love and be loved for all their quirks.

Mon 13 – Sat 18 Aug 2018
You Remind Me of You
The Royal Scots Club 29-31 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE (Venue 241 )
Arkle Theatre Company
Daily 8.30pm ( 1hr 40 mins )
Girl meets boy. Boy meets girl. It’s a familiar story which becomes complicated when he can’t remember her face. She has her own reasons to distance herself. Adele and Vincent meet in a bar, where most modern love stories begin. But love is never easy and the pair have family and neurological disease in their way of happiness. They say that love is blind – can it truly conquer all?

Mon 20 – Sat 25 Aug 2018
Plaza Suite
The Royal Scots Club 29-31 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE (Venue 241 )
The Edinburgh Makars
Daily 7.30pm ( 2 hrs 45 mins )
Neil Simon’s hilarious portrait of three couples successively occupying Suite 719 at New York’s Plaza Hotel. A couple return after 20+ years to their honeymoon suite but can’t agree the number of years, their anniversary date or if this is the same suite. A successful Hollywood producer meets an old flame but the outcome is not what he anticipated. Parents struggle to persuade their daughter to emerge from the bathroom on her wedding day while the guests wait downstairs. Three vignettes about marriages in trouble or the trouble with marriage.