We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week…
“Couldn’t you see that all my flippancy was only a mask, hiding my real emotions – crushing them down desperately!”
Welcome to a village idyll, home to the eccentric Bliss family.
Revelation, romance, and outright outlandish behaviour set the tone of this 1920s dark comedy. Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh joins with Citizens Theatre to present this riotous farce charting the unconventional antics of a self-dubbed ‘bohemian’ family of four.
Royal Lyceum, Grindlay Street, Until 1 April, various times and prices, 0131-248 4848
9 to 5 The Musical
The Bohemians appear with the upbeat and high energy 9 to 5 – The Musical. Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick it’s a hilarious story of friendship, gossip and revenge. Pushed to boiling point by their sexist, egotistical, lying, bigot of a boss, three unlikely female friends take control of the company learning there’s very little they can’t do – even in a man’s world!
King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Wednesday 15 March – Saturday 18 March, 7.30pm (Saturday matinee, 2.30pm), £16–£20, 0131-529 6000
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
X-Factor winner Joe McElderry dons the coveted coat. Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s “Amazing”, “Superb”, “Wonderful” and “Brilliant” production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance.
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door To Me.
Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, Tuesday 14 March – Saturday 18 March, various times and prices, 0844-871 3014