On Stage Next Week

Listings for the week: Monday 3 – Sunday 9 October 2022:

For the following week’s listings, look here: On the Following Week.
The current week’s listings are here: On Stage This Week.

Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
The Satyricon 
Tue 4 – Sat 8 October 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sat mat: 2.30pm. (Roxy Central).

Encolpius, Ascyltos and Giton are three penniless young men footloose in the Roman Empire. With narrator Gaius Petronius as their guide and a cantankerous group of Actors who bring to life everyone they encounter, the trio find themselves at the heart of adventures of seduction, deception, love, thievery, violence and more. Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
James IV – Queen of the Fight
Fri 30 Sept – Sat 8 October 2022 
Tue – Sat 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Employing the same wit and theatricality of the first three James Plays, acclaimed playwright Rona Munro takes you back to a thrilling and uncharted period of Scottish history. Scotland, 1504, the dazzling, dangerous world of the Scottish Court of James IV. It’s a world where war is never far away, words of love and promises of peace are not what they seem and where poets might turn out to be more dangerous than any assassin.  Book here.

Harry Hill: Pedigree Fun!
Sun 9 October 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Harry is back with brand-new amazing jokes in an all-singing, all-dancing one-man spectacular. “I hadn’t realised how much I missed performing live until lockdown stopped me from doing it,” says Harry, “It’s great to be going back on stage and the good news is I am planning a very silly show.”  Book here.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
The Book of Mormon
Run ends: Sat 8 Oct 2022
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Fri/Sat: 2.30pm.
Outrageous musical comedy from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, and Bobby Lopez, co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, which follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of Mormon missionaries well outside their comfort zone. Book here.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High St, EH1 1SR. Phone booking: 0131 556 9579
Storm Lantern
Saturday 8 October 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Written by Duncan Kidd. Produced by Strange Town.

It only takes one voice to resist. Caught by the Nazis distributing forbidden leaflets, Sophie Scholl is facing the guillotine. Only one route remains: confession and betrayal of everything she stood for… but will she take it? What would you be willing to die for?. Book here.

Southside Community Centre
117 Nicolson Street EH8 9ER.

Studio Theatre
The Studio, 22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
PPP: He Who Opens the Door by Neda Nezhdana 
Tue 4 – Sat 8 October 2022
Lunchtimes: 1pm (Traverse 2)
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Ukraine, the present: two woman wake up to find themselves trapped in a morgue. Are they actually dead and being held in limbo…? Is a nuclear war or pandemic outside…? And if the door does open, will it be safe to leave? John Farndon adapts leading Ukrainian playwright Neda Nezhdana is highly topical black comedy reflecting the limbo for some people in eastern Ukraine, caught between opposing forces. Book here.

Don’t. Make. Tea.
Wed 5 – Sat 8 October 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm (Traverse 1).
NB: Fri 7 is a socially-distanced, mask-wearing performance.
New dark comedy from Rob Drummond by Birds of Paradise explores a near future in which the benefits system has undergone a transformation. For the better? We shall see.  When Ralph arrives at Chris’ home to prove she is fit to work, Chris knows he is wrong. Knows her life will be over if his verdict stands. Can she persuade him to change his mind? And, if not, how far is she willing to go to save herself? Book here.

*NB: This is intended to be a complete listing of all public theatrical productions on in Edinburgh. If you are staging a show which is not listed, or a listing is inaccurate, please get in touch through the contact page, here.