Five Things To Do In Edinburgh - Friday 12 October

Your pick of the city’s nights out


Scottish Ballet

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Autumn Season 2012 This exciting new programme features Martin Lawrance’s Run For It, a high energy work inspired by the power of Olympic athletes and featuring set designs by Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Boyce, William Forsythe’s breath-taking Workwithinwork in which the dancers create a display of fascinating angles and lines, and Hans van Manen’s fiery 5 Tangos, a sizzling work combining classical ballet with the passion of the tango.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, 7.30pm, £18.50 (£15.50), 0131-529 6000


Haunting Julia

Duncan Preston, Richard O’Callaghan and Joe McFadden star in the first ever UK tour of the critically acclaimed London production of Alan Ayckbourn’s haunting study of grief, obsession and the supernatural.

King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 7.30pm, £14–£29 (£11–£26), 0131-529 6000


John Hegley

Peace Love and Potatoes John Hegley, poet laureate of dogs and glasses as well as mandolin-player and Poet in Residence at Keats House in Hampstead, dishes up delicacies from his new collection, Peace, Love and Potatoes - “Passionately committed to bringing the pleasures and benefits of poetry to as wide an audience as possible”

Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, 6.30pm, £7/£5 0131-557 2876


2many djs

Musika presents a rare Edinburgh outing from Belgium’s Dewaele brothers, the men behind Radio Soulwax. Earlier in the evening Reverend And The Makers are due at 7.30pm. Reverend And The Makers are the brainchild of Sheffield musician Jon McClure, who recorded the original RATM demos with members of the Arctic Monkeys and Bromheads Jacket. The group uses a combination of indie rock, electro and funk to complete their signature sound, which has earned them headline tours across the UK and numerous bouts of critical acclaim. Tickets £12.50.

Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 10.30pm, £23, 0131-225 2564


THE Authorised Kate Bane

The award-winning play about family mythologies and memory.

Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 8pm, £15.50–£17.50 (£6–£13.50), 0131-228 1404