On Stage Next Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 7 May 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.
Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Wednesday 5 May 2017.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Touring production of Linda Duncan McLaughlin’s clever, witty and intricately developed play about ageing. 50-somethings Rob and Cathy are looking forward to reclaiming their own lives now that their daughter Nicola is grown-up and settled; but looming over them is a threat that could rip their future apart. Descent explores what happens as they try to hold on to each other – and themselves – in the face of early onset dementia.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Tuesday 2 May 2017
Evening: 7.30pm.
Jasmin Vardimon Company presents a brand new adaptation of the classic tale Pinocchio.
Breakin’ Convention
Friday 5/Saturday 6 May 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm
The world’s biggest festival of hip hop dance theatre showcasing the very best from around the world and around the corner, is coming back to Edinburgh! Spilling off stage and taking over the whole building, dance workshops, graffiti, DJs, and freestyle sessions make Breakin’ Convention an unforgettable experience for all the family.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live
Sunday 30 April
Two shows: 1.30pm & 4pm
For ages: 2 – 7.
Bring your tiddlers along to join Mr Bloom and the Veggies on their first ever live tour!
Running Wild
Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 May.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Direct from Regent’s Park Theatre’s sensational summer season, Michael Morpurgo’s novel, based on a true story, is brought to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour. Directed by Dale Rooks and Timothy Sheader with puppetry design and direction by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, both Puppetry Directors on War Horse.
Grant Stott’s Tales From Behind The Mic
Sunday 7 May
Evening: 7.30pm.
Grant tells funny, strange, bizarre and slightly awkward tales of his 27 year journey in radio, TV and panto; from pounding the beat as a police officer to treading the boards as a Kings Panto baddie…

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Charlie Sonata
Saturday 29 April – Saturday 13 May 2017.
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees: Weds, Sat: 2pm.
Chick arrives back in Scotland for a reunion with his old mates Gary and Jackson only to find Gary’s daughter has been the victim of a life-changing car accident. The antiseptic smell of the wards, the relentless beep of the life support and the sterile hospital bed contrast sharply in Chick’s eye with the young wild-haired girl lying there unconscious; inspiring this downtrodden man to embark on a quest to save her life. Matthew Lenton directs a new script from Douglas Maxwell.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Dive Cabaret: Celebrating LGBT History
Sun 30 Apr 2017
Evening: 6pm.
Join Dive, Luminate and LGBT Age for an extra special dollop of proper entertainment as they celebrate our rich and diverse cultural history in the sumptuous surroundings of the Traverse Bar Café.
PPP: Safe Place
Tue 2 – Sat 6 May 2017
Daily: 1pm, evening performance Fri 5: 7pm.
In the middle of the night a young woman arrives at Martine’s door looking for shelter. Martine, a lifelong feminist and writer, invites the woman into her comfortable spacious home. What follows challenges all Martine’s beliefs and it becomes clear that Rowan is not quite what she seems.

*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.