Five Things To Do In Edinburgh - Friday 21 September

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MUSIC

JAMES YORKSTON PLUS SPECIAL GUEST KATHRYN WILLIAMS

James Yorkston was the first member of the Fence Collective to emerge from the creative oddity that is the East Neuk of Fife. James’ first solo show was supporting Bert Jansch and his first tour was supporting John Martyn. John Peel, an early supporter, dubbed him: ‘the finest songwriter of his generation’. Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 8pm, £15 (£13.50), 0131-668 2019

FILM: DREDD 3D (18)

In the near future, America has been reduced to an irradiated wasteland and more than 400 million people are crammed into Mega City One, which is patrolled by law-makers called Judges. The Chief Judge (Rakie Ayola) asks universally feared Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) to assess rookie Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a mutant with psychic powers. Reluctantly, Dredd mentors Anderson and they head to the Peach Trees mega-block, home to 60,000 impoverished denizens, to investigate reports of a triple homicide. General release, various cinemas

THEATRE

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

A new staging by Laurance Connor. Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, 7.30pm, £19.50-£56, 0844 871 3014

COMEDY

THE FRIDAY SHOW

Live comedy, with Dan Nightingale, Brendan Riley, Elaine Malcolmson and host Joe Heenan. The Stand, York Place, 9pm, £10 (£9), 0131-558 7272

THEATRE

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Wonderful characters, sparkling dialogue, gloriously improbable plot twists and a sprinkling of romance - The Importance of Being Earnest has it all. A scintillating comedy of manners, Oscar Wilde’s best loved work overflows with dazzling wordplay and comic invention. Brunton, Musselburgh, 7.30pm, £11.50 (£9.50), 0131-665 2240