Amateur Company Listings

Upcoming productions from Edinburgh’s amateur companies.

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

October 2018

Wed 17-Sat 20 October 2018
Sweeney Todd, Demon Barber of Fleet Street (B2 Productions)
Leith Theatre 28 – 30 Ferry Road, EH6 4AE
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee, Sat: 2.30pm.
B2’s biggest production yet sees the young company bring Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd to the Leith Theatre main stage. Sweeney returns to London having been unjustly exiled in Australia by the evil Judge Turpin. Now hailing as the Demon Barber, he swears vengeance against the Judge.

Tue 23 – Sat 27 October 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar (EDGAS)
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee, Sat: 2.30pm.
Loosely based on the Gospels Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera tells the story of the biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion.

Tue 30 Oct – Sat 3 November 2018
Popstars! The 90’s Musical (Allego)
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee, Sat: 2.30pm.
It’s boyband vs girlband in this hilarious 90’s musical. When Mark’s girlfriend, Shannon, dumps him for a chance at showbiz stardom at the State Talent Show, his grunge band changed to a boy-band in an attempt to snatch the Talent Show title from Shannon’s Candy Girls.

November 2018

Thu 8 to Sun 11 November 2018
Oh! What a Lovely War (Captivate Theatre) 
The Studio at Festival Theatre 22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
“There was a front but damned if we knew where.” One hundred years since the guns fell silent Captivate Theatre presents Joan Littlewood’s pioneering musical. Lest we forget…

Wed 14 to Sat 17 November 2018
Sunset Song (Leitheatre) 
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings Wed – Fri: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm (times tbc).
New adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s powerful evocation of how the old agricultural heritage and traditions of Scotland at the beginning of the 20th century were destroyed forever by the First World War. Told through the coming-of-age story of a young woman, Chris Guthrie.

Tue 20 – Sat 24 November 2018
Edinburgh Gang Show
King’s Theatre 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Evenings: 7pm; Matinee Sat: 2pm.
Over 250 young people from Scouting and Girlguiding present music, comedy, drama and dance – it can only be the Edinburgh Gang Show back again for more fun!

Wed 21 – Sat 24 November 2018
All About My Mother (EGTG)
Assembly Roxy 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Following the death of her son Esteban in a tragic accident, Manuela, a nurse, leaves Madrid for Barcelona in search of his father, who never knew he even had a son. EGTG bring Samuel Adamson’s Adaptation of the Pedro Almodóvar movie to Scotland.

Tue 27 Nov- Sat 1 December 2018
Let’s Face the Music and Dance 2018
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
Charity show in aid of Leukaemia care, 50 cast performing song and dance from stage and screen. In 2014 we raised £7,500, this year we would like to raise £10,000 with your help.

Tue 27 Nov- Sat 1 December 2018
The Producers (Eusog)
Pleasance Theatre Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinee Sat: 2.30pm (tbc).
The Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group take on the musical which has won a record number of Tony Awards, combining all the wit and wackiness of the 1967 Mel Brooks film with some added Broadway pizazz.

Wed 27 Nov- Sat 1 December 2018
Aladdin (St Serf’s Players)
Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre 1a Clark Road, EH5 3BD
Evenings Wed – Fri: 7.30pm; Mat & early show Sat: 2pm & 6.30pm.
The St Serf’s Players rub the magic lamp of their 70th anniversary year and discover a cavern full of sparkly traditional panto goodness in Norman Robbins’ script of Aladdin.

December 2018

Wed 5 – Sat 8 December 2018
Robin Hood & Bairns in the Wood (Balerno Theatre Company)
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: Weds – Sat: 7.30pm; Mat Fri: 3pm, Sat: 2pm.
An original pantomime chronicling the adventures of Robin Hood as he storms through the forest with his Merry Men, stealing from the rich, giving to the poor, rescuing the two babes from the machinations of their evil uncle, the Sheriff Hall Roundabout – and of course, getting the girl.

Fri 14 – Sat 22 December 2018
Little Red Riding Hood (Edinburgh People’s Theatre)
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: Fri 14, Tue 18 – Fri 21: 7pm; Sat 15: 11am & 3.30pm; Sun 16 & Sat 22: 2.30pm.
Haggy, the wicked witch, deciding enough is enough, sets out to change the “happily ever after” ending to all fairy tales – starting with Little Red Riding Hood… Mandy Black directs.

February 2019

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…

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
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.

Tue 12 to Sat 16 March 2019
The Mikado (EDGAS)
King’s Theatre 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society present Gilbert & Sullivan’s legendary smash hit, The Mikado.

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.

April 2019

Tue 16 to Sat 20 April 2019
Sweet Charity (Edinburgh Music Theatre)
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.

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