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Five things to do in Edinburgh: 30 October 2012

Our pick of the best arts and entertainment in the Capital tomorrow...

1 CINEMA: LOOPER

One Bruce Willis stars in a mind-boggling sci-fi action movie about a time-travelling assassin hired to kill his future self! One of the biggest problems facing any mobster is how to whack someone without leaving messy evidence behind. By 2072, the technology for time travel exists, even though it’s illegal to make use of it. This doesn’t stop the criminals, who employ assassins known as loopers. Their job is to nip back 30 years to 2042, before the advent of time travel, and eliminate targets sent from the future. That way, there’s no evidence the victim ever existed. There’s just one rule: never let your target escape. But that’s exactly what happens when looper Joe (Joseph Gordon Levitt) finds that the man who’s just materialised in front of him is his future self (Bruce Willis)! From the director of cult hit ‘Brick’, ‘Looper’ is a ferociously clever and exciting time travel thriller.

General release, various cinemas, times and prices

2 THEATRE: THE MOUSETRAP

Famous for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre – with over 23,000 performances it is a play to be proud of. And to celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it’s going on tour for very first time.

King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 7.30pm, £11.50–£29.50 (£8.50–£26.50), 0131-529 6000

3 COMEDY: ALEXEI SAYLE

The comedian returns to live performance with his first stand-up tour in over 16 years – test-driving new material at the best small venues in the UK.

The Stand, York Place, 8.30pm, £13, 0131-558 7272

4 THEATRE: BATSHEVA ENSEMBLE

Deca Dance: First performed in 2000, Deca Dance is a celebration of ten years of Naharin’s work with Batsheva Dance Company. Highlighting many facets of his repertoire, Naharin reconstructs his oeuvre by taking sections of existing works and reorganising them into a fresh new experience.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, 7.30pm, £12.50–£22.50 (£9.50–£19.50), 0131-529 6000

5 MUSIC: ED ROMANOFF

Americana singer-songwrier.

Leith Folk Club, Victoria Park Hotel, 7.30pm, £7, 0131-454 2060

 

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