THE Susan Boyle musical ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and music from Session A9 are just two of tomorrow’s highlights.
1 FILM: KILLING THEM SOFTLY (18)
Gripping, four-star action movie with a top-line cast. Low-level crook Johnny Amato (Vincent Curatola) learns that mob man Markie Trattman (Ray Liotta) staged a robbery at one of his own card games in order to steal the pot. So Amato hatches a cunning plan to rob another card game and point the finger of suspicion squarely at Markie. He hires Frankie (Scoot McNairy) to pull off the heist, and he in turn foolishly recruits unreliable junkie Russell (Ben Mendelsohn) as a second gun man. Against the odds, Frankie and Russell manage to hold up the game card and they make off with the booty. Mob go-between Driver (Richard Jenkins) calls in hit man Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) to identify the perpetrators and make them pay. Naturally, Markie is the prime suspect for the robbery but Jackie likes to be thorough and he searches for other likely candidates, hiring another assassin, Mickey (James Gandolfini), to do the dirty work. When Russell spills the beans about who really knocked off the card game, Jackie swiftly moves into action.
General release, various cinemas, times and prices
2 MUSICAL: I Dreamed A Dream
Leading an outstanding cast and orchestra and taking on the lead role of Susan Boyle is Elaine C Smith, and playing several roles alongside Elaine is Edinburgh pantomime favourite Andy Gray.
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £15–£39.50 (£12–£36.50), 0131-529 6000
3 THEATRE: THE Phantom of the Opera
Cameron Mackintosh presents a spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.
The Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £19.50–£56, 0844-871 3014
4 MUSIC: Session A9
Folk supergroup formed by Capercaillie’s famous fiddler Charlie McKerron.
The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 8pm, £15 (£12), 0131-668 2019
5 COMEDY: THE SATURDAY SHOW
With Dan Nightingale, Brendan Riley, Elaine Malcolmson and host Joe Heenan.
The Stand, York Place, 9pm, £15, 0131-558 7272