Amateur Company Listings

Upcoming productions from Edinburgh’s amateur companies.

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

January 2019

Thurs 17 – Sat 19 January 2019
MAMA’s Annual Revue 2019

Brunton Theatre Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA
Join MAMA as they canter through classic numbers from Movies and Musicals in their annual Revue. There will also likely be a bit of a sneak peak of a couple of numbers from their 2019 main show Blitz! (being staged in April). Book here.

February 2019

Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 February 2019
9 to 5 – The Musical (Edinburgh University Footlights)

Pleasance Theatre Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2.30pm.
EU Footlights take on Dolly Parton’s “whirlwind of bold brash musical numbers that are both empowering and entertaining”, promising a production that will be: “glitzy and glamorous with dark undertones highlighting the issues of workplace gendering, objectification and the dehumanising monotony of working life in the 1970s”. Book tickets.

Thurs 7 – Sat 9 February 2019
Dear Brutus (Threepenny Theatricals)   

Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2.30pm.
JM Barrie’s tale of a remote English village where an enchanted wood only appears on Midsummer night. One of the inhabitants invites eight strangers to stay. They all have something in common – but they don’t know what that something is… Book here.

Saturday 9 February 2019
The Brunton Players, Dramarama & Thursday Drama

Brunton Theatre Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA
Evening: 7.30pm
An evening of theatre performed by The Brunton’s adult community drama groups: The Brunton Players with The Legend of Half-Hingit Maggie; Dramarama with The Bucket List and Thursday Drama with Saturday Night (Cabin) Fever. Book here.

Wednesday 13 – Saturday 16 February 2019
The Sound of Music (A-Team Productions)

Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2.30pm.
A-Team Productions present Roger and Hammerstein’s much loved musical. Maria becomes the governess to the Von Trapp Family and brings music back into their lives during the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany. Book here.

Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 February 2019
Back to the 80s (Loretto Youth Players)
Brunton Theatre Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
Loretto Youth Players 30th Anniversary production is a musical that will delight and amuse audiences of any age. With high energy dance routines, the obligatory 80s party scene, copious amounts of blue eyeshadow, twenty cans of hairspray, as well as some of the most popular songs ever written. Book here.

Wednesday 20 – Saturday 23 February 2019
SCDA One Act Festival
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Competitive festival with 12 plays over four nights adjudicated by Dr Russell Boyce. Four teams will progress to Eastern Divisional Open Final and all youth teams will represent Edinburgh at the Eastern Divisional Youth Final.
Wednesday 20 Feb.
Mill Youth Theatre E: Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations; Arbery Productions: Bull; Harburn Players (NC): Someone For Dinner.
Thursday 21 Feb
St Kentigern’s YT- A: Antigone; Leitheatre Kirkgate: Where Are You Mary Rose?; Edinburgh Theatre Arts: Cagebirds.
Friday 22 Feb
St Kentigern’s YT -J: Just; Leitheatre Sunnyside: Zoo Story; Edinburgh Makars: Little Box Of Oblivion.
Saturday 23 Feb
Mill Youth Theatre Z: Zero For Young Dudes; Edinburgh Peoples Theatre: Our Boy; EGTG: The Actor’s Nightmare.
Book here.

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.
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. Further details.

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.

Wed 13 to Sat 16 March 2019
The Cemetary 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.

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.

Wed 20 to Sat 23 March 2019
The Effect of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds (Arkle)
Hill Street Lodge 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP
Times TBC.
Sian Fiddimore directs Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer prize winning script in a production which relocates the action to modern day Edinburgh. Further details.

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: 2.30pm.
Kally Lloyd-Jones directs this production of Mascagni’s tale of jealousy and revenge in rural Italy. Alistair Digges conducts. Company website.

April 2019

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.

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. Further details.

Thursday 11 – Saturday 13 April 2019
Prescription for Murder (Edinburgh Makars)
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Times TBC.
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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