Listings: January 10-17

Jan 10 2016 | By More

Listings for week ending Sunday 17 January

There is only a trio of shows on this week, but all ones to look forward to. And not to forget the Traverse’s fundraiser on Friday.

It’s the last chance to see the King’s excellent pantomime, which closes on Sunday. MAMA, the Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association, is the first local amateur company out of the traps for 2016 with its Annual Revue at the Brunton. And the first previews for The Weir open at the Lyceum on Friday – opening night is Tuesday 19 January.

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

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association: Revue 2016
Thurs 14-Sat 16
Daily: 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 16: 2pm
Musical entertainment for all the family from MAMA with well loved songs from hit musicals alongside pop, ballads and old favourites – no doubt including a few numbers from Anything Goes, their April 2016 production.

Amanda Gaughan (Director) in rehearsals for The Weir at the Lyceum's Roseburn Workshops. Photo: Aly Wight

Amanda Gaughan (Director) in rehearsals for The Weir at the Lyceum’s Roseburn Workshops. Photo: Aly Wight

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Sun 10, Tue 12-Sun 17
Sun 10, Sun 17: 1pm, 5pm. Tue 12-Sat  16: 7pm, Matinee: Tue 12/Wed 13, Sat 16: 2pm.
Edinburgh’s panto triumvirate of Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Andy Gray are better than ever, with their big sparkly production values and familiar old routines in a pantomime take on the Snow White story.
Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✭✩ Comic spectacle.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 48488
The Weir
(Previews: Fr 15/Sat 16, Mon 18). Tue 19 Jan – Sat 6 Feb
Daily Tue-Sat: 7.30pm. Matinees Wed, Sat (from Jane 20): 2pm
Amanda Gaughan directs Conor McPherson’s award winning tale set in Brendan’s Bar county Leitrim. When a young woman arrives from Dublin, the fellas impress her with their local ghost stories – but as the night draws in, Valerie will share a haunting tale of her own.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
First Foot To Arrival
Fri 15, 7.30pm.
A special free event in the Traverse bar, curated by Zinnie Harris and Joe Douglas. Part fundraiser, part awareness-raiser, part scratch night, part winter warmer, it is a response to the overwhelming nature of the current refugee crisis.

The Scottish theatre community has already responded generously through a Just Giving page. Inspired by that, Harris and Douglas invite you to this fundraiser in which writers, musicians, performers and speakers will be sharing work on themes of ‘welcome’, ‘arrival’ and the current situation.

Money raised on the night will be donated to the Edinburgh-based Refugee Survival Trust and the Scottish Detainee Visitors, two charities that do important work for vulnerable people within Scotland.


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