Listings January 17 – 24

January 17, 2016 | By More

Listings for week Sunday 17 – Sunday 24 January 2016:

Edinburgh’s theatre year doesn’t really begin until the first Lyceum production opens and the Traverse presents its annual Class Act evenings of new writing from its schools project.

Welcome, then, to 2016 with the opening of The Weir at the Lyceum and Class Act at the Trav. Very much looking forward to what Amanda Gaughan makes of Conor McPherson’s  script – and the school’s project is always worth a look for the invention of the writing.

Up at the Bedlam the EUTC is staging its annual Bedfest. There’s a half dozen productions on as well as 14 different workshops over five days. Æ is very happy to be taking part in the Reading Reviews workshop on Friday 22 – do come and throw things!

The Festival Theatre is the place to be for dance this week. BalletLORENT bring their Snow White over the weekend, and there is major burst of young dance on Tuesday, with Dancefest (previewed here), which should be utterly splendid.

As always, click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.

Bedlam Theatre
11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
The Bedlam Festival
Tue 19-Sat 23. Various times.
The EUTC’s annual festival of all things theatrical. With performances, workshops and talks. Updates on the dedicated facebook page:BedlamFestival

Golden Arm Theatre Project @ The Traverse, Fri 22. Photo: Mihaela Bodlovic

The Golden Arm Theatre Project @ The Traverse, Fri 22. Photo: Mihaela Bodlovic

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Dancefest
Tue 19: 7pm.
A celebration of Youth Dance with an evening of dance performed by young people from across Scotland. Click here for Æ’s preview.
balletLORENT: Snow White
Fri 22: 7.30pm; Sat 23: 2pm.
balletLORENT’s dance theatre adaptation of one of the most well loved Brothers Grimm fairytales is a tale of magical mirrors, unexpected friendships and the importance of inner beauty.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 48488
The Weir
Tue 19 Jan – Sat 6 Feb.
Daily Tue-Sat: 7.30pm. Matinees Wed, Sat: 2pm
Amanda Gaughan directs Conor McPherson’s award winning tale set in Brendan’s Bar in 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.

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

Netherbow Theatre
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR Box Office: 0131 556 9579
The Secret Sex Life of Robert Burns
Thurs 21: 7.30pm.
Keara Murphy has adapted her acclaimed BBC Radio Scotland show for the stage as a Scottish Storytelling Centre commission. Featuring the good, the bad and the ugly side of Burns – what happened to the women when Burns moved on?
Lords Of The Creation… And Other Beasts
Sat 23: 7pm.
Burns often used animal dialogue to illustrate his situation or to make comment on social issues. IDEOMS theatre company use this to present his poems in a quirky and entertaining play. Half-time Haggis provided.
Part of Burnsfest.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Class Act 2016
Wed 20/Thurs 21: 7.30pm.
Two evenings of new work from the Traverse Theatre’s schools’ project where senior pupils from across Edinburgh create new scripts to be premiered in Traverse One.
This year,pupils from Craigmount High School, Firrhill High School, Holy Rood High School, Trinity Academy and St Augustine’s RC High School have been working with playwrights Clare Duffy, Lewis Hetherington, John McCann, Nicola McCartney and Isabel Wright.
Golden Arm Theatre Project
Fri 22: 7.30pm.
An eclectic mixing of live music and theatre, featuring new short works by Clare Duffy, Isobel McArthur, Meghan Tyler and Isabel Wright – all inspired by the songs of Edinburgh indie-pop band Golden Arm.

*NB: This is intended to be a complete listing of all public theatrical productions on in Edinburgh. If you are staging a show which is not listed, or a listing is inaccurate, please use the contact form here to get in touch.

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