Dolly Drops a Date

Mar 3 2018 | By More

The latest on snow-affected performances in Edinburgh

After the disruptions of the week, most productions will be going ahead this weekend, although the knock-on effect of the snow is that SLO is opening Hello Dolly! at the King’s a day later than planned.

There are also extra performances over the weekend for Our Country’s Good at Bedlam (Sat: 2pm) and for Dogfight at the Biscuit Factory (Sun: 7.30pm).

Hello Dolly! is opening a day later than planned…

Hello Dolly! was intended to open on Tuesday, running through to Saturday. It will now open on Wednesday 7 March at 7.30pm. It runs five performances to Saturday, including a Saturday matinee.

The company had to cancel rehearsals and costume calls for safety reasons, and the opening has also been affected by the logistics of getting scenery and costumes to Edinburgh.

The theatre is contacting those who booked through them. The SLO box office is working through the Tuesday bookers. Anyone with a Tuesday ticket can now exchange this for another performance for the same price.

The only full cancellation on Saturday is at the Traverse, where today’s performance (Sat 3 Mar, 7.30pm) of TuTuMucky / RITUALIA has been cancelled. Customers do not need to do anything at this stage as full refunds will be made shortly.

Flight goes ahead

The Traverse admin office and box office will remain closed today, although tickets for future shows may still be purchased through its website and the bar will be open from 2pm.

Scottish Opera’s Flight. Pic: James Glossop

At the Festival Theatre, Scottish Opera has decided to go ahead with its production of Flight, although, due to continuing travel disruption in some areas, the show will be performed with piano accompaniment rather than with full orchestra.

Scottish Opera says: “Much as we’ll miss the wonderful players of The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, we hope you’ll agree that it’s a better option to go ahead with the show rather than cancel.

“We’re really proud of this 5-star production and our great cast, and we want to share it with as many people as possible.”

The company is also offering refunds to those who would prefer not to travel to attend. Call the Box Office if you would like a refund.

Shoogly Peg inform us that they are running both shows of Dogfight at the Biscuit Factory today, having had to cancel three shows in the week. They are also running an extra show on Sunday evening, 7.30pm.

And the foolhardy EUTC performers, already fighting through clouds of their own steaming breath at the Bedlam have added an extra matinee performance of their very excellent Our Country’s Good on Saturday at 2pm.

Full Listings for Saturday 3 March 2018:

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

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Dido & Aeneas and Gianni Schicchi
Saturday: 7.30pm.

Bedlam Theatre
11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
Our Country’s Good
Saturday: Two performances at 2pm and 7.30pm.

The Biscuit Factory
4-6 Anderson Place, EH6 5NP
Saturday: 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Sunday: 7.30pm.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Les Misérables
Saturday: Two performances at 2pm & 7.30pm.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Saturday: 7.15pm.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show
Saturday: 7.30pm.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
The Belle’s Stratagem
Saturday: Two performances: 2pm and 7.30pm.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
The Rat Pack – Live From Las Vegas
Saturday: Two performances: 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

1 Summerhall Square, EH9 1PL
The Man From Earth
Saturday: 7pm.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Saturday performance at 7.30pm cancelled.



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  1. Bruce Hendersons says:

    George Heriot’s Junior School production of ‘Sound of Music’ hopefully will go ahead
    ( rescheduled) next week.