From panto pair to Pinter, pick your play this week
PANTO favourites Andy Gray and Grant Stott return to their spiritual home this weekend when the bring the curtain down on the current tour of Phil Differ's comic two-hander Double Feature at The King's.
For those who missed the show when it premiered on last year’s Fringe, Double Feature sees River City star Gray and BBC Scotland Radio presenter Stott star as Davey and Mikey, two old pals who have been granted their dream job clearing out their old local cinema.
In the process of stirring memories and recreating scenes from their favourite movies, their shared fanaticism for film soon makes way for bigger issues that have long remained unresolved…
Set against a backdrop of fading film posters, abandoned reels of film and cinema sets covered in dust, Double Feature sees Stott and Gray act out iconic moments from the history of Hollywood, but can they agree on an ending?
Double Feature, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May, 8pm, £17.50, 0131-529 6000
ALSO on this week, Leitheatre bring their production of Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming to the stage of Potterrow’s Studio.
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway in 1967, this classic dark comedy was written in 1964 and tells the story of the homecoming of college professor Teddy, the eldest son of a working-class family.
Teddy brings with him his wife, Ruth, who is quickly accepted by the family in a way Teddy could never have planned.
As the sexual tension mounts things can only end badly.
The Homecoming, The Studio, Potterrow, Wednesday 16-Saturday 19, 7.30pm, £12, 0131-529 6000