On Stage the following week

Listings for week ending Sunday 11 June 2017:

The current week’s listings are here: On stage this week.
Listings for the coming week are here: On Stage Next Week.
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The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Thursday 9 June 2017.
Evening: 7.30pm.
A solo theatre work written and performed by Alice Mary Cooper. Combining new writing, highly expressive storytelling, delicate movement and humour, Waves is the amazing tale of Elizabeth Moncello and how, growing up on Gabo Island (Australia) in the 1930’s, she employed sea creatures to teach her how to swim. With the help of fish, penguins and amphibian friends, Liz, the daughter of immigrants, developed ‘the Dolphin,’ known to the world as the Butterfly.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Scottish Opera: La Boheme
Wednesday 31 May – Sat 10 June 2017
Evenings: Tue 6, Thu 8 & Sat 10: 7.15pm. Matinee Sun 4: 4pm.
The team behind 2014’s hit Don Pasquale returns with a new production of Puccini’s classic, La bohème. Director Renaud Doucet and designer André Barbe set the romance amidst the jumble of Paris’s famous flea markets. Inspired by the Jazz Age of Josephine Baker, this is packed with their trademark colour, character and style.
CATS: Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland
Sunday 11 June 2017
Afternoon event: 3.30pm.
The glittering ceremony for the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) returns to the Festival Theatre! A highlight of the Scottish theatre calendar, CATS celebrates the actors, directors, playwrights and other theatre artists who have made the most thrilling contributions of the year.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
The Wedding Singer
Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 June
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees: Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Join the party of the year – with a musical that promises to get you up dancing faster than your Dad at a wedding, packed with songs which capture all the fun and energy of the Adam Sandler smash hit film.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Glory on Earth
Saturday 20 May – Saturday 10 June 2017.
Previews: Sat 20, Mon 22: 7.30pm.
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees: Weds, Sat: 2pm.
Through the fog a ship arrives in Leith docks, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots steps ashore. She is 18 and on her young shoulders rest the hopes of the Catholic establishment of Europe. The Nation that receives her has just outlawed her church and its practices. Its leader is the radical cleric and protestant reformer, John Knox.
Both believe themselves ordained by God. Both believe themselves beloved by their people. Both were exiled and returned home… but only one can make Scotland their own. Written by Linda McLean and directed by David Greig.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Wed 7 – Fri 9 June 2017
Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold… safe return doubtful. Blue Raincoat Theatre Company return to the Traverse Theatre to perform the story of, and about, ship Endurance on the Antarctic’s icy Weddell Sea.
Crossing / Last Night Me
Sat 10/Sun 11 June 2017
Strangetown Theatre Company with a pair of plays. Crossing, devised by the company, uses text and movement to find ways forward and trace the way back. Last Night Me, scripted by Alan Gordon, asks what happens when Last Night You does something This Morning You never thought possible?

*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.