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We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week.
Agatha Christie’s Love From a Stranger
A play by Agatha Christie and Frank Vosper. In association with Fiery Angel LTD.
‘Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody’ – Agatha Christie
A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet. Little does she know the ghastly truth about her new beau…
Electric with suspense and with a biting twist in its tail, this edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is reimagined in a brand new production by Lucy Bailey (Gaslight, Dial M for Murder).
King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Tuesday 5 June to Saturday 9 June, various times, £18-£31.50, 0131-529 6000
The Darkness Or Else The Light
An anonymous hack – an act of sabotage or revenge – kicks off a chain of events that changes the whole of society. Suddenly a group of young people must learn how to survive in a world where the private has become public, everyone’s data is out there for all to see, and a person’s every action can apparently be predicted.
Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Friday 8 June to Saturday 9 June, £6-£12, 0131-228 1404
Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
The Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, Tuesday 8 May to Saturday 12 May, various times, £22.50-£92.50, 0844-871 3014