■ BRUNTON THEATRE Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. The Ballet of the State Theatre Cottbus Thu 12 Nov. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50; under 18s £6). The German ballet company performs a new version of The Badly Sheltered Daughter (first performed in 1887) by choreographer Dirk Neumann. ■ CHURCH HILL THEATRE 33a Morningside Road, 668 2019. Whose Life is it Anyway? Wed 11–Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). A poignant and witty play by Brian Clark about a paralysed sculptor’s struggle for the right to die. Performed by Leitheatre.
■ FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000.
✽✽ Mark Morris Dance Group Fri 6 & Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £12.50–£27.50
(£9.50–£24.50). See preview, page 85.
✽✽ Richard Alston Dance Company Tue 10 Nov. 7.30pm.
£10–£16. See preview, page 84. Grassic Gibbon Sun 15 Nov. 7.30pm. £12.50–£16.50 (£9.50–£13.50). See Glasgow, Theatre Royal.
■ KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. The House of Bernarda Alba Until Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £12.50–£25 (£9.50–£22). The National Theatre of Scotland’s major new production is a fresh and edgy translation of Federico Lorca’s final play. Rain Man Tue 10–Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm (Wed mat 2.30pm, also Sat 4pm). £12.50–£25 (£9.50–£22). See Glasgow, Theatre Royal. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Thu 12–Sat 14 Nov. See Kids listings. Edinburgh Gang Show 2009 Tue 17–Sat 21 Nov. 7pm (Sat mat 2.15pm). £7.50–£13. Over 200 young people from the local area perform their annual show of song, music and laughter for all the family for the 50th year.
■ KITSCH COFFEE BAR 36 Bernard Street. Is That Baby What / It’s Not Real Love Fri 13–Sun 15 Nov. 8pm; Sun 6.30pm. £5 from 0131 553 7046. A double-bill by Edinburgh-based theatre company ineffect. See picture caption, page 86.
■ PLAYHOUSE 18–22 Greenside Place, 0844 847 1660. We Will Rock You Until Sat 9 Jan (not Sun). 7.30pm. (Sat 7, Wed 11, Sat 14 & Wed 18 mat 2.30pm). £16–£40. All your Queen favourites in this musical penned by Ben Elton and members of Queen. ■ THE PLEASANCE 60 Pleasance, 07940 968312. Guys and Dolls Tue 10–Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group presents Frank Loesser’s classic musical about a bunch of small time gamblers and their gals.
■ ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 248 4848. Confessions of a Justified Sinner ●●●●● Until Sat 7 Nov (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm (Sat 7 Nov mat 2.30pm). £12–£27. Mark Thomson directs his adaptation of the James Hogg novel. ■ QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY Musselburgh, 474 0000. FREE QMU Conversations with Joyce McMillan Mon 16 Nov. 5.15pm. Theatre critic Joyce McMillan interviews David Hayman, actor and director of Trial and Retribution. Booking essential via Joanna Murray on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 474 0000.
■ SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE 43–45 High Street, 556 9579.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Sat 7 Nov. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £10–£15 (£8–£12). Mike Maran and company weave music and storytelling to bring Louis de Berniere’s novel to the stage.
■ ST BRIDE’S CENTRE 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. Wit Wed 11–Sat 14 Nov. 8pm. £9 (£7). Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group presents Margaret Edinson’s Pulitzer- winning play about a literary professor facing ovarian cancer. ■ ST STEPHEN’S CENTRE St Stephen Street, Stockbridge. The Suicide Until Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £5 (£4). Farce by Nikolai Erdman about a man who’s offered the opportunity to be a heroic martyr. Performed by 3rd year acting students from QMU. Tickets from email@example.com
■ TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street, 228 1404. An Argument About Sex ●●●●● Until Sat 7 Nov (not Mon). 8pm; Sun 6pm. £13–£16 (£5–£12). Writer Pamela Carter and director Stewart Laing’s new work examines gendered attitudes towards risk-taking and settling arguments. The Dough is Rising: Bodies Unfinished Fri 6 Nov. 12.30pm. £8 (£5). Lunchtime drama by Lewis Hetherington. Ticket includes soup and a sandwich. Pamela Carter: Thinking in Images Sat 7 Nov. 10.30am–4.30pm. £16 (£8). A practical writers’ workshop exploring the use of images and photography as a creative stimulation in playwriting. Booking required. FREE Words, Words, Words Mon 9 Nov. 8pm. Informal readings of short pieces (2–4 pages) by playwrights at all stages of their work. Story of a Rabbit Wed 11–Sat 14 Nov. 8pm. £13–£16 (£5–£12). A gentle comedy about dealing with death in life from Hugh Hughes. The Dough is Rising: The Moira Monologues Fri 13 Nov. 12.30pm. £8 (£5). Lunchtime drama by Alan Bissett. Ticket includes soup and a sandwich. Il Panico di Pantalone and Il Panico di Capitano Fri 13 & Sat 14 Nov. Noon; 7.30pm. £13 (£5–£8). See Glasgow, Scottish Youth Theatre. Ten Sun 15 Nov. 6pm. £5. Ten new ten-minute plays from ten emerging playwrights: Rachel Ballantyne, Erlend Clouston, Graham de Banzie, Caroline Dunford, Corene Lemaitre, Marta Mari, John McCann, Lisa Nicoll, Joel Symonds and Lesley Wilson. Letters of a Love Betrayed Tue 17 Nov. 7.30pm. £13 (£5–£8). Based on a short story by Isabel Allende, this is a chamber opera set in South America from Jamaican-born composer Eleanor Alberga and librettist Donald Sturrock. Part of the Traverse Autumn Festival. Outside the Cities
■ DUNDEE REP Tay Square, Dundee, 01382 223530. The Steamie Mon 9–Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm (Thu & Sat mat 2.30pm). £15 (£13). See Glasgow, Theatre Royal. Scottish Dance Theatre: Interactive Thu 19 Nov. 1–2.45pm. £5. Learn what goes into bringing together a dance performance. ■ PERTH CONCERT HALL Mill Street, Perth, 07838 621031. Bob the Builder Live! – Spud’s Big Mess Tue 17 Nov. A fun-packed show about building an eco-centre and wind farm in Sunflower Valley.
■ PERTH THEATRE 185 High Street, Perth, 07838 621031. Grassic Gibbon Fri 13 & Sat 14 Nov. 7.45pm. £10–£14. See Glasgow, Theatre Royal.
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