On Stage Next Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 9 April 2017:

For the following week’s listings, look here: On Stage the Following Week.
The current week’s listings are here: On stage this week.
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The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
MAMA: Monty Python’s Spamalot
Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 April 2017.
Evenings: 7.30pm. Sat Mat: 2pm.
Musselburgh Amateur Musicals Association present the East Lothian premiere of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with book by Eric Idle and score by Idle and John Du Prez, it comes complete with clip-clopping cocoanuts, strong language and adult themes.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
The Drowsy Chaperone
Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 April.
Evenings Tues – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat, matinee only: 2.30pm.
The Twilighters have chosen the multi-Tony Award-winning parody of 1920s American musical comedy for their second outing. A grouchy musicals fan plays a recording of his favourite musical – which takes on a life of its own as he listens.
SCDA Youth Festival
Sunday 9 April.
Evening: 6pm.
Killin Drama Club with Can You Hear the Music? by David Campton go head-to-head with Indelible Arts Youth Theatre and Sparkleshark by Philip Ridley in the Eastern Division 2017 1-Act Youth Final.

Edinburgh Academy
42 Henderson Row, EH3 5BL
Bugsy Malone
Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 April.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee, Sat: 2.30pm.
Forth Childrens’ Theatre take on the slapstick musical comedy based on Alan Parker’s film. In New York, 1929, a war rages between two rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan. Dan is in possession of a new and deadly weapon – the dreaded splurge gun.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Scottish Opera: Bluebeard’s Castle and The 8th Door
Wednesday 5 and  Saturday 8 April 2017.
Evenings: 7.15pm.
Bartók’s beautiful, mysterious opera is staged in collaboration with visionary Scottish theatre company Vanishing Point, and directed by its founder Matthew Lenton. Presented alongside The 8th Door, a new music theatre work Lenton has co-created with Scottish Opera Composer in Residence Lliam Paterson. They explore the ‘before’ of Bluebeard’s gruesome story – creating an ambitious double bill to enthral and intrigue.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Fiddler on the Roof
Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 April.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
Edinburgh Music Theatre presents the story of the Jewish Milkman Tevye and his family in early 20th Century Russia. Overflowing with humour and passion it is one of the most-loved musicals of all time featuring If I Were a Rich Man, Sunrise Sunset, Matchmaker Matchmaker and many more.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
A Number
Thursday 6 – Saturday 15 April 2017.
Preview: Thurs 6: 8.30pm.
Evenings Tue – Sat: 8.30pm; Matinee: Sat: 2pm.
Zinnie Harris directs Caryl Churchill’s compelling drama in partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Bernard has spent 35 years believing he’s an only child, one of a kind, until he learns the chilling truth. He’s one of ‘a number’ of clones resulting from a nefarious genetic experiment. When he confronts his father, Salter, questions of identity and morality result in an explosive exchange with dire consequences.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Sister Act
Monday 3 – Saturday 15 April 2017
Evenings Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees: Weds, Sat.
An all new production of the smash hit musical comedy, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, starring Alexandra Burke. See news preview for further details: Sister Act for Edinburgh. NB: Alexandra Burke will not be performing on Wednesday matinees.

The Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Uncanny Valley
Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 April.
Twice daily: 12 noon & 2.30pm.
The story of Ada and her best friend OKAY (Outstandingly Knowledgeable Android Youth). In this interactive performance, the audience watch as OKAY grows and learns, ask their own questions and see if they can tell the difference between a robot and a human. Written by Rob Drummond and presented by Borderline Theatre.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Girl in the Machine
Monday 3 – Saturday 22 Apr 2017
Previews: Mon 3 (7pm)/Tue 4 (7.30pm).
Evenings: Tue – Sat: 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 12, Sat 15, Sat 22: 2.30pm.
Do you want to live forever? Click ‘YES’ or ’NO’. A disturbing but compassionate take on our potential digital future, and what it might mean for ‘life’ as we know it. Written by Traverse associate artist Stef Smith and directed by Orla O’Loughlin this is a timely exploration of technology in a world that is falling apart.
PPP: Ding Dong (A bit of a farce)
Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 April.
Lunchtimes: 1pm; Evening Friday only: 7pm.
Hilary Lyon opens this Spring’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint season of lunchtime theatre with her tale of Susie and Jennifer who have the same postcode but share little else. A minor incident involving Susie’s teenage son exposes major differences, and triggers a darkly comic domestic crisis of epic proportions.

*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.