Amateur Company Listings

Upcoming productions from Edinburgh’s amateur companies.

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

April 2017

Tue 4 – Sat 8 April 2017
The Drowsy Chaperone
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Evenings Tues – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat, matinee only: 2.30pm.
The Twilighters have chosen the multi-Tony Award-winning parody of 1920s American musical comedy for their second outing. A grouchy musicals fan plays a recording of his favourite musical – which takes on a life of its own as he listens.

Wed 5 – Sat 8 April 2017
Fiddler on the Roof
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sat Mat: 2.30pm.
Edinburgh Music Theatre with Fiddler on the Roof, the story of the Jewish Milkman, Tevye and his family in early 20th Century Russia. Overflowing with humour and passion it is one of the most-loved musicals of all time featuring If I Were a Rich Man, Sunrise Sunset, Matchmaker Matchmaker and many more.

Wed 5 – Sat 8 April 2017
MAMA: Spamalot
Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Evenings: 7.30pm. Sat Mat: 2pm.
Musselburgh Amateur Musicals Association present the East Lothian premiere of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with book by Eric Idle and score by Idle and John Du Prez, it comes complete with clip-clopping cocoanuts, strong language and adult themes.

Mon 24 – Sat 29 April 2017
The Memory of Water
St Ninians, 40 Comely Bank, EH4 1AG.
Evenings: 7.30pm (to be confirmed)
Edinburgh Theatre Arts take on Shelagh Stephenson’s emotionally-charged – but hugely funny – The Memory of Water.

May 2017

Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 May
The Edinburgh Makars: Good Things
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
The Edinburgh Makars take on Liz Lochhead’s bittersweet romantic comedy about finding love later in life. Conceived as a loosely thematic sequel to Perfect Days, it is set in a charity shop where Susan – newly single (dumped for a girl half her age) – works as a volunteer.

Wednesday 10 – Saturday 13 May 2017
The Grads: The Ladykillers
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
When criminal mastermind Professor Marcus and a motley crew of misfits pose as amateur musicians to rent rooms from the sweetly eccentric Mrs Wilberforce, the police have no idea that they’re planning a daring bank robbery – but Mrs Wilberforce is not too easily deceived. The Grads present the classic Ealing Studios comedy, reimagined for the stage by the creator of Father Ted, Blackbooks, and The IT Crowd

Wednesday 10 – Saturday 13 May 2017
Encore present: Oklahoma!
The Brunton Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Encore bring their production of the classic musical to the Brunton’s main stage. There’s enough humour, bold characters and hot musical hits to ensure a foot stomping evening. Here’s to Oh, What A Beautiful Morning, The Surrey With the Fringe on Top, People Will Say We’re in Love and, of course, the rousing title song.

Friday 12 – Sunday 14 May 2017
VoiceArc: Don Giovanni
Broughton St Mary’s Church 12 Bellevue Crescent, EH3 6NE.
Evenings: 7pm.
VoiceArc return with their unique take on their third of W. A. Mozart’s Da Ponte operas: Don Giovanni. The Don and his fellow characters are brought together on a prison spaceship in a new and exciting reworking of the concept, but the music, libretto and the singing is, as always with VoiceArc, faithful to the original Mozart and Da Ponte masterpiece. Reserve tickets (£13) by emailing voicearc@gmail.com or purchase on the door.

Wed 17 – Sat 20 May 2017
Leitheatre: Bouncers
Studio @ The Festival Theatre, 22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Leitheatre take on John Godber’s early hit. Judd, Les, Lucky Eric and Ralph man the doors of a nightclub. They’re mad, occasionally bad, but full of bravado and brawn and insist you dress to impress. These four lads watch girls dance around their handbags and the lads on the pull and play all the guys and gals that arrive.