Ten Things To Do This Week 23-29 March

The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde

Lung Ha’s Theatre Company and Drake Music Scotland present Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of split personalities at the Dundee Rep Theatre on March 25th. Originally set in London, this production is instead set in 19th century Edinburgh – where Stevenson was born – creating the perfect murky backdrop for this classic dark tale.


The Wizard of Oz

Journey to the Land of Oz this week with either the Rosyth & District Musical Society at the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, or the Berwick Operatic Society at the Maltings Theatre and Cinema. Berwick Operatic Society will also host Toto’s Tea Party – a special event where you can meet the cast and enjoy games, crafts, and a lunch box tea – on 28th March. Booking is essential.


Ellen Kent at The Playhouse

For a taste of opera, you will be spoiled by the choice at The Playhouse. Stage director extraordinaire Ellen Kent will be bringing a selection of spectaculars to the Edinburgh theatre from March 26, including the famous Madama Butterfly. If you thought opera was just for the Royal Opera House, this may change your mind.


RSNO: Classic FM Hall of Fame: John Suchet’s Beethoven

Television presenter John Suchet and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra presents a series of evenings dedicated to the music of Beethoven. Expect three masterpieces that define the composer: the ‘Egmont’ Overture, the Piano Concerto No 3 and the roof-raising Symphony No 5.


Fizz Friday / Tiara Walk 2015

Calling all ladies in Aberdeen – what better way to spend your Friday evening than sipping fizz and seeing the latest fashion all in aid of supporting your local community? Cornerstone will host an evening of fun and sparkle at the Copthorne Hotel. There’s also the chance for women of Helensburgh to make a difference – join the Tiara Walk and have both a great night out and help raise money!


Craft Beer and Haggis Tour

On Friday (March 27), celebrate Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink with the folk at Stewart Brewing and Macsween haggis. Receive a tour of the brewing facilities and, afterwards, experience both tasty treats for yourself with an eating and drinking session.


Earth Hour on Dunnet Beach

Lights out on March 28 – it’s officially the World Wildlife Fund Earth Hour. For a fresh idea on the day, how about joining the Highland Countryside Rangers and Caithness Astronomy Group on Dunnet Beach for an evening of star gazing? Go on a moonlit sweetie hunt along the beach or create your own lantern at the Seadrift Centre. Free event but booking essential.


Ski-Scotland Snow Festival

Have some fun on Scotland’s mountains and discover the very best of the five ski resorts at the Ski-Scotland Snow Festival this weekend. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or snowboarder or are taking to the slopes for the first time, it’s a great time to join in. Highlights include a mass-descent down the slopes accompanied by live music from a kilter piper, as well as beginner lessons at Caingorm Mountain.


Puppet Animation Festival

Entertain the kids over the Easter holidays with the Puppet Animation Festival. It all kicks off this weekend with a series of puppetry performances and animation film screenings. Meet the Jabberwocky with the Folding Theatre Company, amuse your little horrors with the story of Little Frankenstein and don’t miss the chance to see Pixar’s Up! at the Museum of the University of St Andrews on March 29.


Eddi Reader on Tour

Best known as vocalist with Fairground Attraction, folk pop chanteuse Eddi Reader presents her latest tour. Her March date at Howden Park Centre, Livingston, has already sold out so be sure to catch her perform at Rothes Hall (29th)


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