On Stage Next Week

Theatre listings for week Monday 1 – Sunday 7 October 2018:

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
Girls Night Oot! 
Thurs 4/Fri 5 October 2018 
Evenings: 7.30pm. 
Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget, with a smash hit retro sound track and songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and now! Age guidance: 18 plus only.

Drummohr House
Meet Wallyford Park & Ride, 33 The Loan, Wallyford, Musselburgh EH21 8BU
Quest for Oz
Thursday 4 – Sunday 28 October.
Evenings (not Mondays): 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm & 8pm.
Augmented reality theatre adventure from giant specialists Vision Mechanics sees the Yellow Brick Road destroyed. Download the Quest for Oz app to help the Wizard of Oz rebuild the Road and reunite the Land of Oz.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Calendar Girls the Musical
Tue 2 to Sat 13 October 2018
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat: 2.30pm.
Created by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, this award winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls – a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. Starring Fern Britton, Anna-Jane Casey, Sara Crowe, Karen Dunbar, Ruth Madoc, Rebecca Storm and Denise Welch.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Rain Man
Mon 1 – Sat 6 October 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Inspired by the heart-warming Oscar winning movie. When self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that his long-lost brother Raymond, an autistic savant with a genius for numbers, has inherited the family fortune, he sets out to get ‘his half’. With Mathew Horne as Raymond  and Ed Speleers as Charlie.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Twelfth Night
14 September – 6 October 2018
Daily Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat: 2pm.

In Shakespeare’s bittersweet comedy genders blur, boundaries are crossed and the world is turned upside down, all with music as the engine for these bacchanalian shenanigans. Director Wils Wilson saturates this tale of magic and wonder with psychedelia and bohemian delight. A co-production with Bristol Old Vic. Read Hugh’s review here: ★★★★☆ Kaleidoscopic.
Talk Show – Twelfth Night
Friday 5 October, 5pm
The Whirligig of Time – Shakespeare, Psychedelia and the ‘60s
David Greig hosts a discussion around issues raised by Twelfth Night. Panel includes Andrew Greig, Mike Heron and Tim Crouch.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure
Tuesday 2 -Saturday 6 Oct 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture.

Soul Unlimited: Heatwave, Odyssey, Jaki Graham & Gwen Dickey
Sunday 7 Oct 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
Return to the glory days of disco, funk and soul with real dance music legends.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
PPP: Tipping the Hat
Tue 2 – Sat 6 Oct 2018
Daily: 1pm; Fri: 7pm.
Presented in classic revue format, Tipping the Hat brings the satirical songs of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, a stage duo of the 50s and 60s, to a contemporary audience. Two men and a piano invite you to enjoy some silliness, be touched by elegant sadness, savour humanity and revel in delicious wit.

Workshop: Playing with Big Questions
Sat 6 Oct 2018
Afternoon: 3pm.
Connected to Traverse commission Arctic Oil, this workshop offers the opportunity to work with playwright Clare Duffy to explore writing about the being and politics of Environment.

Arctic Oil
Sat 6 – Sat 20 Oct 2018
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs 11, Sat 20: 3pm.
A mother and daughter battle to save their children. While Ella fights for her son’s future, Margret is terrified that Ella’s activism will her get killed. Not all mothers know best. Arctic Oil gets under the skin of what climate change could make us do to the people we love.

*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.