We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week.
Scottish Ballet: Highland Fling
Highland Fling follows the downfall of James – a young Scot with sex, love and rock and roll on his mind. Recently married to his beloved Effie, his addiction to excess finds him in the company of a wild, gothic fairy. As his love for the strange and beautiful fairy becomes an obsession, James embarks on a fateful journey that takes him from the mean streets and nightclubs of Glasgow into a world beyond reality and reason. Presented exclusively by Scottish Ballet, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling is La Sylphide for the Trainspotting generation.
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicholson Street, Tuesday 10 April to Saturday 14 April, 7.30pm, £21–£41.50, 0131-529 6000
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
A twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars PHIL DANIELS as the extraordinary Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. During one of his audacious experiments trying to separate good from evil in human nature, the kind and gifted Dr Jekyll inadvertently unleashes an alternative personality of pure evil … the mysterious Mr Hyde.
King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Tuesday 10 April to Saturday 14 April, various times, £18–£31.50, 0131 529 6000
That’ll Be The Day
After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show. This year’s production features a fresh new line-up of sensational classic gold hits, spanning the 50s right through to the 70s and 80s, mixed as always with even more hilarious comedy. Complete with stunning costumes and incredible live music performances, we guarantee you’ll be on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over.
Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, Saturday 14 April, 7.30pm, £27.90–£54.90, 0844 871 3014
The Chicago Blues Brothers
Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers.
Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, Friday 13 April, 7.30pm to Saturday 21 April, £27.50–£52.50, 0844 871 3014
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Margaret Saves Scotland
Margaret Holt embarked on a holiday romance with a difference and it changed her life. Falling in love with Scotland filled her with a burning desire to liberate the country from the English yoke. But what could a nine-year-old lass from Yorkshire do to make that dream come true? Join Margaret as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime.
Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Friday 13 April, £13.50, 0131-228 1404
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Rachel’s Cousins
Rachel is a successful woman and, frankly, a bit of a snob. She wants nothing to do with her mother’s side of the family, whom she thinks of as a reckless bunch of benefit cheats. But when Rachel discovers she is at risk of breast cancer, she feels duty bound to let her cousins know. She didn’t mean to let them into her life but they come barging in anyway, and shake up her tidy life.
Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Tuesday 10 April to Saturday 14 April, £13.50, 0131-228 1404