On Stage the following week

Listings for week Monday 2 – Sunday 8 April 2018:

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.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Amma Little Light
Saturday 7 April 2018
Matinee: 2pm.
Using shadow puppetry, table-top puppets, object theatre, dance, music and animation, this new multi-media production from one of Scotland’s leading puppetry companies tells the story of a lonely boy who discovers companionship and trust through the curiosity of a mischievous star and the devotion of a faithful dog.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Ariadne Auf Naxos
Thursday 5, Saturday 7 April 2018
Evenings: 7.15pm.
Following his five-star Rusalka in 2016, director and designer Antony McDonald is back with a new production. In a large country house, two troupes of performers collide in an unfortunate double booking. Opera comes up against burlesque, and high ideals against a more ‘carefree’ approach…

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Teletubbies Live
Saturday 7/Sunday 8 April 2018
Three shows daily: 10am, 1pm, 4pm.
Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Friday 23 March – Saturday 7 April 2018.
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees from 28th: Weds, Sat: 2pm.
Zinnie Harris’s new version of Eugene Ionesco’s classic text first seen during the EIF 2017. In a sleepy French provincial town, a rhinoceros rampages across the market square. Another crushes someone’s cat. Æ’s review during the EIF: ★★★★☆ Wild.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Crazy for You
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 April 2018.
Evening: 7.30pm; Matinees: Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
The Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You features Strictly winner Tom Chambers with West End & TV star Claire Sweeney and the Truly Scrumptious Chitty Chitty Bang Bang star Charlotte Wakefield as Polly Baker.

Rose Theatre
204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ.
Dive Queer Party presents The Miss Annabel Sings Variety Show
Thursday 5 April 2018.
Evening: 8pm.
Edinburgh’s finest purveyors of weirdo cabaret and decadent performance parties invite you to enter the weird and wonderful world of Miss Annabel Sings… Join Scotland’s queen of queer cabaret, the eclectic Dive family and a kaleidoscopic pick & mix of star guests for a heady dose of Dive’s genre-defying art-tertainment.

The Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
The Worm
Tuesday 3 April 2018
Two performances: 10.30am & 1.30pm
An enchanting, musical tale celebrating the wonder of life beneath our feet, specially devised for 3-7 year olds and families.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
The Duke
Tuesday 3 – Thursday 5 April 2018.
Evening: 8pm.
Hoipoloi’s funny, poignant and playful production weaves together the tragi-comic fate of a family heirloom – a porcelain figure of The Duke of Wellington, the quandary of a scriptwriter stretching his integrity and an unfolding disaster as thousands of children flee their homes.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: McGonagall’s Chronicles
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 April 2018.
Lunchtime: 1pm; evening performance Friday 6: 7pm.
Lunchtime Theatre is Back – with Gary McNair’s biography of the late Dundonian poet Sir William Topaz McGonagall is written in ‘almost rhyming verse’ – the only way to honour the man who has come to be known as the world’s worst poet.
Locker Room Talk
Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 April 2018.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Gary McNair’s response to Donald Trump’s infamous “grab them by the pussy” comment, this is a provocative exploration of how men speak about women in men-only spaces, asking if such sexually abusive rhetoric can really be accepted as mere ‘locker room talk’, or whether such attitudes are much more ingrained and drive abusive behaviour.

*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.