Live comedy, music and theatre is back next week as pandemic restrictions are once again eased – so here’s what you can see,
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced earlier this week that, as of Monday, January 24, Covid restrictions on indoor gatherings would be lifted.
Many of us will be keen to get back to live entertainment and support the bealeagued businesses and individuals who have taken a major financial hit over the last two years – from actors and comedians to front of house staff and lighting assistants.
Anxious venues have cancelled a huge number of shows and events for the majority of January, but some still remain on the calendar.
So, here are 10 live shows you can see next week.
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1. Tony Law
Former Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Tony Law will be visiting Edinburgh's Monkey Barrel Comedy Club with new show 'A Now Begin In Again' on Sunday, January 30, at 5pm. His subjects include "half baked thoughts on the last couple of years and a little time travel to boot".
Photo: Tony Law
2. The Stand Comedy Club
Edinburgh's Stand Comedy Club can run at full capacity again and have several shows scheduled for the reast of January - including 'The Best of Scottish Comedy', featuring a bill of homegrown talent, on January 25 and 27.
Photo: Canva/Getty Images
3. Round the Horne
From the producers of the UK tours of The Goon Show and Hancock’s Half Hour comes another radio comedy classic live on stage. Round the Horne was one of the biggest radio programmes in the UK in the 1960s and now you can see it faithfully recreated on stage - with all the classic spoofs and characters that entertained 15 million listeners every week. It's on at Edinburgh's King's Theatre on Saturday, January 29, at 7.30pm
Photo: Capital Theatres
4. From the Jam
Playing the Usher Hall on Friday, Janaury 28, are From the Jam - featuring Bruce Foxton, the original bassist in Paul Weller's former band. They are celebrating the 40th anniversary of 'Sound Affects', the fifth studio album by The Jam, which they will perform in full, along with the band's greatest hits. Support comes from The Selecter, led by 'Queen of Ska' Pauline Black.
Photo: From the Jam