Listings Mon 17 – Sun 23 June 2019

Jun 17 2019 | By More

On Edinburgh’s stages this week:

Plenty to see here, as the various youth companies of Edinburgh Little Theatre, Strangetown and MGA Academy put on their end of year shows.

There are still a couple of incoming big hits to enjoy, too, as Captain Corelli arrives at the King’s and Hair brings its whiff of sixties peace, love and understanding to the Playhouse.

Stephen Arthur, Abi Brydon and Katie Milne in the 2018 tour of Downs With Love

However, the really interesting show to see this week is at Assembly Roxy where Downs With Love returns for one night only. Staring Abi Brydon as Beth, it explores society’s attitudes to people with Down’s Syndrome and asks some very tricky questions in a brilliant way.

Listings Mon 17 – Sun 23 June 2019

Arthur Street Theatre
19 Arthur Street, EH6 5DA
Reach for the Stars
Wed 19 – Sat 22 June 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat Thurs: 2.30pm.
When four OTT directors go looking for the next big star the find a problem. No talent! This fast moving comedy is ideal for the younger audience. But who will get the contracts? Presented by Edinburgh Little Theatre. Book here.

Assembly Roxy
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU. Phone booking: 0131 623 3030.
Downs With Love
Sat 22 June 2019
Evening: 8pm.
Cutting Edge theatre with the story of Beth, a young woman with Down’s Syndrome, and her new support worker, Tracy, whose visits to the pub to see local singer Mark hit rocky ground: Beth loves Mark but the problem is – Mark loves Tracy who loves both of them. Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Tue 18 – Sat 22 June 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Æ News: Corelli’s Mandolin for King’s.
Melly Still directs Rona Munro’s adaptation of the bestselling novel is an unforgettable love story set on the Greek island of Cephallonia against the turbulent backdrop of World War II. Book here.

Funbox: The Wild West Show
Sun 23 June 2019
Matinee 2pm.
Get your cowboy or cowgirl boots and spurs on and join Funbos for a rootin’ tootin’ hoedown with Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle). Who’s the quickest draw in town? Who will wear the Sheriff’s silver star? Can you eat too many baked beans? And will they find their missing keys by High Noon? Book here.

Leith Theatre
28-30 Ferry Road, Leith, EH6 4AE
Mon 17/Tue 18 June 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
MGA Academy’ dance course students with a programme inspired by the greatest works of literature. Choreographers Alex Orbell, the MGA Dance Faculty team and guest choreographer Ricky Jinks take classic pieces of writing and retell these stories through dance. Book here.

Little Shop Of Horrors
Wed 19/Thurs 20 June 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm.
MGA Academy’s graduating Musical Theatre course students with the deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical which sees meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumble across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush Book here.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall
36 Dalmeny St, EH6 8RG
Thurs 20 – Sat 22 June 2019
Thurs, Sat: 7pm; Fri: 6pm & 8pm.
Inspired by the current Save Leith Walk campaign, The Sideshow continues the successful partnership between Active Inquiry and Strange Town, this year in collaboration with All or Nothing. It is part of the Displaced project exploring gentrification and regeneration in Leith and beyond. Book here.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
Hair The Musical
Mon 17 – Sat 22 June 2019
Daily: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Fiftieth anniversary tour of the liberated Sixties musical. Welcome to the Age of Aquarius – it’s 1967 and the hippies are yearning to change the world, questioning authority and the American flag. Wild, colourful, sexually liberated and free, they are united in protest and song, under the shadow of the Vietnam War. Book now.

Rose Theatre
The Gilded Balloon Basement, 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ.
As You Like It
Fri 21/Sat 22 June 2019
MGA Academy’s graduating Acting students are directed by Paul Brotherston in Shakespeare’s sparkling comic tale of romance, intrigue, gender-swapping and wrestling… Rosalind and her cousin Celia look for safety – and find love – in the Forest of Arden. Book here.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Netherbow Theatre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR Box Office: 0131 556 9579
Where the Land Meets the Sea
Fri 21/Sat 22 June 2019
Evening: 7pm.
In a flooded city the young people have claimed a place as their own. Spilt in two, they are divided. But a creature from before is out there, lines will need to be crossed, if not a life could be lost. Ellen Shand directs Strangetown’s Friday 11-14s youth theatre group in Diane Stewart’s play. Book here.

The Ollissey
Fri 21/Sat 22 June 2019
Evenings: 9pm.
It’s Penny’s birthday and Ollie has to get all the way to Colinton from deepest, darkest Trinity. Simple. Now if only he knew where his bus pass was… Five boys. Six miles. One mission. No bus pass. Adam Rosa directs Strangetown’s Wednesday 11-14s youth theatre group in Tim Primrose’s script. Book here.

Eleanor the Adventurer and the Land of Splendiferous Hats
Sat 22/Sun 23 June 2019
Sat: 3pm; Sun: 11.30am.
Madness! Mystery! Mild peril! Can one brave explorer and her pluckiest of sidekicks prevent all-out war in a strange and distant land? Adventure beckons! Catherine Ward-Stoddart directs Strangetown’s Friday 8-10s youth theatre group in Tim Primrose’s script. Book here.


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