On Stage The following week

Listings for week Monday 4 – 10 February 2019:

The current week’s listings are here: On stage this week.
Listings for the coming week are here: On Stage Next Week.
Click on the name of the show to open its ticketing site in a new window.

Bedlam Theatre
11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
When The Rain Stops Falling
Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 February 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm
Andrew Bovell’s script, first performed in 2009 for the Adelaide Festival of Arts, follows the lives of four generations of two families as they unearth dark and fundamental secrets that threaten their sense of identity, family and unity. Directed by Lucy Davidson, this should be thought-provoking and bold.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
The Brunton Players, Dramarama & Thursday Drama
Saturday 9 February 2019
Evening: 7.30pm

An evening of theatre performed by The Brunton’s adult community drama groups: The Brunton Players with The Legend of Half-Hingit Maggie; Dramarama with The Bucket List and Thursday Drama with Saturday Night (Cabin) Fever. Book here.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Dear Brutus
Thurs 7 – Sat 9 February 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2.30pm.

JM Barrie’s tale of a remote English village where an enchanted wood only appears on Midsummer night. One of the inhabitants invites eight strangers to stay. They all have something in common – but they don’t know what that something is… Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Les Misérables
Tue 22 January to Sat 16 February 2019
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Sun 2pm. Matinees: Thurs, Sat, & Wed 13 Feb: 2.30pm.
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical is touring, nearly a decade after the last sell-out UK tour. This new staging has scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
The Cat In The Hat
Wed 6 to Sat 9 February 2019
Evenings: 7pm. Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 11am & 2pm.
When the Cat in the Hat steps onto the mat, Sally and her brother are in for a rollercoaster ride of havoc and mayhem! Based on the book by Dr Seuss, directed by Suba Das with design by Isla Shaw and original songs from composer Tasha Taylor Johnson. Book here.

Barbara Dickson
Sun 10 February 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Multi-million selling recording artist Barbara Dickson with her accomplished band returns to Edinburgh. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Touching the Void
24 January – 16 February 2019
Daily Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat: 2pm.
What happens when you look death squarely in the face, and how do you find the strength to crawl back towards life? David Greig adapts and Tom Morris directs Joe Simpson’s memoir, which charts his struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
A co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate & Fuel.  Book here.
Talk Show – Touching the Void
Monday 4 February, 7pm.
The Will to Survive
David Greig hosts a discussion around issues raised by Touching The Void. Panel includes Dr Mike Stroud OBE.
LYT Curtain Raiser – Touching the Void
Friday 8 February, 6pm.
The Lyceum Youth Theatre take to the main stage with a short performance in response Touching the Void.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
American Idiot
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 February 2019
Tue – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 4pm & 8pm.
Following two critically acclaimed West End runs and a sell-out UK Tour, Green Day’s explosive rock musical returns in a Selladoor production to mark the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award winning original album. Book now.

Pleasance Theatre
Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ
9 to 5 – The Musical
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 February 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2.30pm.
EU Footlights take on Dolly Parton’s “whirlwind of bold brash musical numbers that are both empowering and entertaining”, promising a production that will be: “glitzy and glamorous with dark undertones highlighting the issues of workplace gendering, objectification and the dehumanising monotony of working life in the 1970s”. Book tickets.

Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
The Singing Mermaid
Wed 6 to Sun 10 February 2019
Wed & Thurs: 10.30am & 1pm; Fri 10.30am & 2.30pm; Sat & Sun: 10.30am, 1pm & 3.30pm.
Royal & Derngate bring Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ enormously popular picture book to life with puppetry and performance. The singing mermaid is tempted away from all of her sea creature friends and her peaceful home at Silversands to join a travelling circus, but she was tricked by the wicked circus master Sam Sly. Will she ever escape? And who will help her? Book here.

Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404.
manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2019
4 February 2019 – 9 February 2019
Various times
For their 12th festival, Puppet Animation Scotland are excited to present manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2019: a dynamic, eclectic and captivating programme of Scottish and international visual and physical theatre, puppetry, object manipulation and animated film. Book here.

Performances: manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2019
Various times
4 February 2019 – 9 February 2019
As well as dynamic work from leading Scottish companies, manipulate present the UK and Scottish premieres of critically acclaimed, award-winning international productions. 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.