Amateur Company Listings

Upcoming productions from Edinburgh’s amateur companies.

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

September

Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 September 2019
The Vackees (LYAMC)
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Wed – Sat: 7.30pm; Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Set at the outbreak of the Second World War, this is the funny, moving story of the invasion of a Somerset village by child evacuees from London – the Vackees – and their adventures with the (at first) hostile native children. The musical centres around a young London lad, Kip, and follows his first experiences of love and war. Book here.

Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 September 2019
Showcase 2019
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Wed – Sat: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.
With a cast of over sixty top performers and a fabulous fourteen piece orchestra, Showcase presents another musical extravaganza with an eclectic mix of songs. Featuring hits from the current award-winning Broadway musicals Kinky Boots and Dear Evan Hansen, as well as classics from the musicals Blood Brothers and Chess. Book here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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