Amateur Company Listings

Upcoming productions from Edinburgh’s amateur companies.

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

October 2019

Wednesday 2 and Friday 4 October 2019
Creatures of Impulse
The Canon’s Gait, 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ
Evenings: 7.30pm.
All In One Productions present W.S. Gilbert’s one act comedy. A fairy has grown sick of being good all the time and decides to have her own fun. Anyone who tries to get in her way has a spell cast on them making them act under an irresistible impulse to behave in the opposite way of their natural personality. This is a free event, no cost, no tickets! Details here.

Tue 8 – Sat 12 Oct 2019
Things I Know to be True (EUTC)
Bedlam, 11B Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
Evenings 7.30pm.
Bob and Fran have made their own little world at 25 Windarie Avenue with their four loving children; Rosie, Pip, Mark/Mia and Ben. However, as their children begin to find their own way in the world, Bob and Fran are left to come to terms with the life they have built. Book here.

Wed 16/Thurs 17 Oct 2019
Blink (EUTC)
Bedlam, 11B Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
Evenings 7.30pm
Individually dealing with bereavement Joanna and Sophie find themselves isolated in London without any real sense of direction. Peculiar, funny, and intensely human, Blink explores what it means to be alone in the digital age, the strange potential digital media has, and the weird connections one might make along the way. Book here.

Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 October 2019
RENT (B2 Productions)
Leith Theatre 28 – 30 Ferry Road, EH6 4AE
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat Sat: 2.30pm.
B2 Productions present RENT. Book here.

Wednesday 23 – Saturday 26 October 2019
Carousel (EdGAS)
Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Wed – Sat: 7.30pm, Mat, Sat: 2.30pm
EDGAS returns to the repertoire of Rodgers and Hammerstein with this time less classic, featuing well-known songs such as “If I Loved You”, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and, of course, the anthemic “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Book here.

Wed 23 – Sat 26 Oct 2019
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Bedlam, 11B Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
Evenings 7.30pm
Dirk finds himself on the trail of a gruesome murderer who is somehow involved with the works of Coleridge, quantum physics, and the enigmatic study of the Cambridge Professor of Chronology in the stage adaptation of Douglas Adams’ follow-up to The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Book here.

Wed 30/Thurs 31 Oct 2019
St Brides Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ.
Evenings: 8pm.
Agnes Sampson is not a witch. At least, not yet. But storms are brewing around North Berwick… Based on the events of the North Berwick witch trials, Jen McGregor’s script performed by Edinburgh Acting School is a tale of magic, monarchs and a murder of crows. Book here.

Wed 30/Thurs 31 Oct 2019
Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
Bedlam, 11B Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
Evenings 7.30pm
Exploring the purgatory between graduation and adulthood, Amy Yeo’s new play follows a group of friends reuniting for their annual Burn’s Night Supper. However, any hopes they have of finding a brief oasis from the realities of post uni-life are dashed by a series of secrets, rumours and revelations Book here.

November 2019

Tuesday 29 October – Saturday 2 November 2019
Made in Dagenham (Allegro)
Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat: Fri 3pm, Sat: 2.30pm.
Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is the uplifting British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. Book here.

Tue 5 – Sat 9 Nov 2019
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (EUTC)
Bedlam, 11B Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
Evenings 7.30pm.
Liz Lochhead’s poetic and passionate retelling of the tragic story of Mary Queen of Scots’s reign and her relationship with Elizabeth I. This ambitious production promises joy and tragedy; embellishing history with playful wit, poetry, and music to tell the story of these two formidable Queens. Book here.

Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 November 2019
Catch-22 (EGTG)
The Biscuit Factory, 4-6 Anderson Place, EH6 5NP
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Captain John Yossarian is a U.S. Army bombardier and the last Assyrian alive, and he would very much like to keep it that way. Convinced that an entire army is trying to kill him, Yossarian desperately tries to evade battle (and the increasing demands of his superior Colonel Cathcart), but finds that there is always a catch. Book here.

Tue 19 to Sat 23 November 2019
Edinburgh Gang Show 2019
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ.
Evenings 7pm; Matinee Sat 2.15pm
It’s November… it’s the King’s Theatre… it’s GANG SHOW time! Over 250 young people from Scouting and Girlguiding return to the King’s with their spectacular production – the 60th Edinburgh Gang Show. As always there will be show-stopping musical numbers, fabulous choreography, stunning individual performances and hilarious comedy routines. Book here.

Wednesday 20 – Saturday 23 November 2019
On Golden Pond (Leitheatre)
Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm (tbc)
Leitheatre stage Ernest Thompson’s 1979 play about ageing and family life, set in the summer home of Ethel and Norman Thayer. Book here.

December 2019

Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 December 2019
Hairspray (Balerno TC)
Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Wed – Sat: 7.30pm, Mat, Sat: 2.30pm
Balerno Theatre Company turn to the musicals for this year’s Christmas show, with Hairspray the musical, based on the film written and directed by John Waters, Book here.

Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 December 2019
Red Riding Hood (St Serf’s Players)
Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre, Clark Road, EH5 3BD.
Wed – Fri: 7.30pm, Sat: 2pm & 6.30pm
St Serf’s Players are joined by the Trinity Theatre Company for their production of this Norman Robbins pantomime. Book here.

Friday 13 – Saturday 21 December 2019
Aladdin (EPT)
Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings Fri 13, Tue 17 – Fri 20: 7pm; Matinees Sat 14 11am & 3.30pm; Sun 15 & Sat 21: 2.30pm.
EPT with Ben Crocker’s take on Aladdin’s fun filled magical adventure as he bids to save the beautiful Princess Jasmine from the clutches or the wicked Abanazar. Expect all the traditional pantomime ingredients: toe-tapping tunes, a laundry-full of laughs, loads of audience participation and a very badly behaved panda Genie-ous! Book here.

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.

February 2020

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.

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 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.

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