Adaptations of 80s musical movies, hits from the 50s and 60s and classical music are just some of the events happening in Edinburgh this week.
The Play that Goes Wrong, until March 17, Festival Theatre.
The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! www.edtheatres.com
Footloose, until March 17, King’s Theatre.
The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company presents Footloose featuring classic hits Footloose, Let’s Hear It for the Boy and Holding Out for a Hero, Footloose the Musical sizzles with rebellion and romance. www.edtheatres.com
SCO: Dvorák Violin Concerto, March 15, Usher Hall.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform Schubert’s ‘Great’ C major Symphony, completed shortly before the composer’s untimely death, was his final contribution to the genre. www.usherhall.co.uk
Hairspray, until March 17, Edinburgh Playhouse.
It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way! www.atgtickets.com
Pride of Ireland St Patrick’s Night Show, March 16, Queen’s Hall.
Get set for a night of Irish entertainment hosted by top entertainer and radio presenter George Jones and starring TV’s ‘Keep it Country’, Lisa Stanley and Ireland’s Newest Young Singing Star Barry Kirwan. www.thequeenshall.net
Edinburgh Quartet, March 16, Queens Hall.
Continuing the Quartet’s “North-South-East-West” project, this concert alludes to the East through Haydn’s “Sunrise” quartet, nicknamed after the glorious rising theme that begins the quartet, as well as by featuring works by two of Eastern Europe’s most eminent composers. www.thequeenshall.net
Let’s Hang On – The music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, March 18, Usher Hall.
This award-winning production takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. www.usherhall.co.uk