Five Things To Do In Edinburgh: Tuesday October 9

Your pick of the city’s nights out

• THEATRE: Haunting Julia Joe McFadden (Andy), Duncan Preston (Joe) and Richard O’Callaghan (Ken) star in in the first ever UK tour of the critically acclaimed London production of Alan Ayckbourn’s haunting study of grief, obsession and the supernatural. Preston is an actor of 40 years experience of many British TV prog-rammes from Acorn Antiques and Dinner-ladies, to Emmerdale and Casualty as well as Kevin’s dad in Harry Enfield. Haunting Julia is an eerie tale about a young musical prodigy who is discovered dead in a pool of blood. “It is scary and we have people screaming in the audience, and that’s what we’re after. You can hear a pin drop at times and it’s not often you can say that about an Ayckbourn play,” says Preston. King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 7.30pm, £14-£29, 0131-529 6000

• BOOKS: Peter Hook. The Joy Division and New Order bassist signs copies and talks about his new book and answers questions on his life in music. Waterstone’s, Princes Street, 6.30pm, £5, 0131-226 2666

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• EXHIBITION: Of Natural & Mystical Things. This exhibition presents RSA members and artists who have recently come through the RSA Awards & Exhibitions programme. Loosely based on the idea of the Wunderkammer or Kunstkammer, this exhibition presents a number of artists whose work explores the physical, philosophical and mystical nature of the world. Most of the works are for sale. Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, 10am-5pm, free, 0131-225 6671

• MUSICAL: 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, 7.30pm, £19.50–£56, 0844-871 3014

• THEATRE: JAson and the Argonauts. Visible Fiction’s take on the Greek legend, filled with drama and adventure. Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, 7pm, £6.50 (family £24), 0131-665 2240

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