What’s on Friday 14/10/2011

Your complete entertainment listings


A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Dig: play by Katie Douglas. Ticket price includes a pie and a drink. Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 1pm, £12, 0131-228 1404

Para Handy: The irrepressible captain of The Vital Spark and his ramshackle crew have become some of Scotland’s best-loved characters since they first appeared in 1906. Now, this major new stage version presents a 21st century take on Neil Munro’s beloved tales. Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, 7.30pm, £16.50–£27.50 (£13.50–£24.50), 0131-529 6000

The Elephant Man: Edinburgh University Theatre Company performs the true story of John Merrick.= Bedlam Theatre, Bristo Place, 7pm, £5 (£4.50), 0131-225 9893

Mary, Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off: Liz Lochhead’s acclaimed interpretation of the lives, loves and rivalry of two famed queens, whose insurmountable differences will tear them apart. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 7.45pm, £14.50–£29, 0131-248 4848

Apocalypse: Highly visual, bitingly original, with humour as black as midnight, Apocalypse combines satire, music, song and grotesquery in an anarchic evening of spectacular mayhem. Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 8pm, £15–£17 (£6–£13), 0131-228 1404

Bob, the Man on the Moon: A fun, atmospheric show for the young ‘uns (ages 3+). The Pleasance Theatre, The Pleasance, 2pm, £7 (Students £6), 0131-650 4673

The Salon Project: An immersive music-theatre event that looks at the exclusive world of the 19th century salon. Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 6pm, £25, 0131-228 1404


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THE FRIDAY SHOW: Line-up includes Seymour Mace, Dominic Woodward and Antony Murray. Hosted by Jo Caulfield. The Stand, York Place, 9pm, £10, 0131-558 7272

HIGHLIGHT COMEDY: A different line-up of comedians every weekend. Omni Centre, Greenside Place, 8.30pm, £13, 0844-844 0044



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Rossco Galloway: The singer/songwriter/guitarist with his unusual, original songs, plus friends on stage. The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 6pm, free, 0131-220 4298

Fidelio Trio: Nigel Osborne’s The Piano Tuner, Judith Weir’s Piano Trio 2 and a new work from Alasdair Nicolson. Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, 1.10pm, free, 0131-650 2427

The Doors Alive: Tribute to Jim Morrison’s seminal Los Angeles band. HMV Picture House, Lothian Road, 7pm, £12.50, 0844-847 1740

Michelle Shocked: You might not have heard much from Michelle Shocked since her early ‘90s hit ode to Los Angeles, ‘Come A Long Way’, but she’s been keeping busy. After the release of Arkansas Traveler in 1991, Shocked embarked on a quest for artistic freedom that’s seen her blossom into the most accomplished do-it-yourselfer this side of Ani DiFranco. The Caves, Niddry Street, 7pm, £15, 0131-557 8989


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Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat: Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat’s collaboration has been eight years in the making. Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, 7pm, £10, 0131-226 6176

Ralph McTell: Somewhere Down the Road Continues: Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album Eight Frames a Second and the 1974 release of Streets of London earned him an Ivor Novello Award and catapulted him to a worldwide audience. In 1993, Nanci Griffith recorded From Clare to Here on her Grammy Award winning album and in 2002 he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 7.30pm, £20, 0131-668 2019

John Gomm: Experimental acoustic guitarist. Voodoo Rooms, West Register Street, 8pm, £7, 0131-556 7060

Junkman’s Choir, Frank Satan & His Husbands, Norman Silver & the Gold: More live music on the menu at busy underground venue. Henry’s Cellar Bar, Morrison Street, 8.30pm, £5, 0131-228 9393


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MIDNIGHT CLUB: Arrive in plenty of time, because at midnight every week, something pretty special and a little insane will be going down. 12 Picardy Place, 10pm-3am, £5 before midnight/£6 thereafter, 0131-557 0952

Entice: Fridays are the New Saturdays @ Shanghai with Entice. Join Resident DJ’s Barrie Wilkins and Andy Opal as they kick start your weekend in style. Guest appearances weekly. Shanghai, George Street, 10pm-3am, £5, 0131-270 3900

DEPARTURE LOUNGE: Friendly and unique space for open-minded souls to enjoy a mix of jazz, hip-hop, Latin, Afrobeat, Brazilian, soul, house and drum’n’bass. The Caves, Niddry Street South, 10pm, £10/£8 in advance, 0131-557 8989


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EVOL: Indie, hip-hop, alterative beats and rock. Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 10.30pm-3am, £5, 0131-225 5583

MISFITS: DIY indie, eletro, punk, rock and retro. The Hive, Niddry Street, 11pm, free before 11.30pm, £4 after, 0131-556 0444

OPAL LOUNGE: Funked up vocal house and dance classics from Jez Hill. George Street, 9pm, £4 before 11pm, £8 after, 0131-226 2275

PLANET EARTH: Music from 1976 through to 1989. So a healthy dose of punk, new wave, new romantic and electro-pop. Now with added 90s power. Citrus Club, Grindlay Street, 10.30pm, £5 after 11pm, 0131-622 7086


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EVERYBODY: Indie/pop/rock and all the latest dance tracks. Electric Circus, Market Street, 10.30pm, £5 before midnight/£6 after 0131-226 4224