Scotsgay Arts was delighted to have been invited to pop along on a chilly January evening to an exclusive preview evening of the Local Amateur Dramatic companies that will be performing on the hallowed boards of the King’s Theatre Edinburgh. Hosted by local directing legend Andy Johnston whose comedy asides gave the evening true charm, it was a joy to get just a small taste of what’s on offer across the season so lets have a little look!
Starting with SLO and My Fair Lady:
My Fair Lady sparkles with wit, elegance and romance, telling the story of an Edwardian cockney flower girl’s transformation into the pride of London society. Southern Light’s beautiful new production will transport you from the streets where you live to the flower markets of London, the racecourse of Ascot and to the glittering heights of an Embassy Ball where everything is ‘Absolutely Bloomin’ Loverly’.
Musical numbers include ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE, GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME, WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY, WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK and I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE. My Fair Lady is a jewel in the crown of the great American musicals, written by Lerner and Loewe (Brigadoon, Camelot and Gigi) and based on George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’.
For tickets go to: https://www.capitaltheatres.com/whats-on/myfairlady
EDGAS presents The Mikado
Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society, the company who brought you H.M.S Pinafore last year, present the timeless G&S classic, The Mikado. Widely regarded as the greatest comic opera ever written, The Mikado has delighted audiences across the world for more than 130 years.
Discover intrigue and romance in the Town of Titipu, where flirting is punishable by death. Nanki-Poo attempts to escape from the formidable Katisha and into the arms of Yum-Yum. However, Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner has other ideas – avoiding his own decapitation being one of them!
Featuring a five-star cast and orchestra, and packed with world-famous musical numbers including The Sun Whose Rays, Three Little Maids from School, and Tit-Willow, make sure to put this stunning production of The Mikado on your list – it’s certainly not one to be missed!
For Tickets go to: https://www.capitaltheatres.com/whats-on/mikado
The Bohemians Present The Wedding Singer.
Join New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer Robbie Hart, sweet natured Julia, her best friend Holly and Wall Street bad boy Glenn in the 1980’s party of the year – with a musical that promises to get you up dancing faster than your Dad at a wedding, packed with songs which capture all the fun and energy of the Adam Sandler smash hit film.
For Tickets go to: https://www.capitaltheatres.com/whats-on/weddingsinger
Our taster of all three productions showcased the wealth of talent that comes together from across the city to make these shows possible, and the joy and enthusiasm flowed across the footlights, so why not book those tickets now for a real of show and do your bit to support the theatrical life blood of Edinburgh.