The Edinburgh Playhouse
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LEITH Academy's motto is Persevere – and considering the radical changes that Leith has undergone since the school's founding, it is fairly apt.
Kitsch Theatre Cafe, Bernard Street
THE laughs are queuing up to jump off the stage at the Church Hill this week in Edinburgh People's Theatre fast-paced production of Michael Cooney's Cash on Delivery.
IT'S laughter all the way at the Traverse this week, as physical theatre company Spymonkey take on one of the great American novels and twist its vast, symbol-laden narrative into a brief encounter with slapstick.
The Festival Theatre
SUNSET Song, and indeed the whole trilogy of novels which Lewis Grassic Gibbon called A Scots Quair flavour this new, semi-staged production about the novelist who many claim to be Scotland's greatest.
ROGER CORMAN'S 1960 cult classic The Little Shop of Horrors is notable for three things: our first introduction to the triffid, known as Audrey, Jack Nicholson's first and most disturbing motion picture performance and Mrs Krelborn's immortal health-related line: "Bring me the Evening News, they're running a self diagnosis competition. The winner gets to go to the male clinic."
IS STEWART Laing monkeying around? Two of Scotland's most important theatre venues, the Tramway and the Traverse, have entrusted the director with their biggest performance spaces. There's much excitement about what he'll do. And what has he filled these big spaces with? A lawn. That's it. It's not even a very nice lawn; it's a cheap-looking plastic thing with a few plastic chairs on it.
The Sleeping Beauty ****
Scottish Ballet return to the capital with a near faultless performance of their witty, visually stunning and exceedingly well-told production of Sleeping Beauty.
Anna Innan, 16, school pupil, Morningside: "I enjoyed all of it, it was very good. It was quite easy to follow the main story. Princess Aurora was very good as a leading dancer. It seemed like they have tried to modernise the story a bit which was quite interesting and maybe made it more accessible."