Five Things To Do In Edinburgh: Tuesday 18/09/2012

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CINEMA

The Sweeney

Winstone and Ben Drew explode onto the screen as the legendary London crime fighters. Nailing villains is all that matters to Flying Squad officers Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) and his loyal partner George Carter (Ben Drew). They get results by ignoring the rulebook, much to the exasperation of the Guv (Damian Lewis). But when a bank heist takes place, they suspect an old adversary has returned. As the stakes are raised, hard-as-nails Regan will stop at nothing in pursuit of the villain.

General release, various cinemas, times and prices

THEATRE

A Beginning, A Middle and An End

Greyscale and Stellar Quines present a new play by Sylvia Dow – her first, written at the age of 73.

Greyscale will also present a reading of Sylvia Dow’s new radio play. The reading is directed by Artistic Director of Stellar Quines, Murial Romanes and performed by Edith MacArthur.

Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 7.30pm, £15.50 (£6–£11.50), 0131-228 1404

MUSIC

Get Organised: John Kitchen

Organist John Kitchen presents another programme of audience requests, to include some music from South Pacific, along with pieces by Mendelssohn, Howells, Karg-Elert and others - nothing if not a varied programme!

Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 1.10pm, £3, 0131-228 1155

THEATRE

Skin Tight

Skin Tight takes us on a journey that reveals Tom and Elizabeth’s darkest secrets, deepest passions and heart breaking truths. An ordinary couple with an extraordinary love relive the physical, violent and pleasurably episodic remembrances of their first words, first date, and first intimacy.

St Stephen’s Centre, St Stephen Street, 7.30pm, £10 (£8), 07526-287026

MUSIC

Dexys

There are few bands who can cause the reaction that Dexy’s Midnight Runners do. Massively successful and misunderstood, they are in the middle of making the biggest and most interesting musical comeback of the year.

The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 7.30pm, £25, 0131-668 2019