On Stage This Week

Listings for week to Sunday 17 November 2019:

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The following week’s listings are here: On stage the following week.
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Assembly Roxy
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU. Phone booking: 0131 623 3030.
Bleach
Wed 6, Fri 8, Thurs 14, Sat 16 Nov 2019
Evenings: 8pm.
Bloodied sheets, scattered belongings. A body, crumpled amongst piles of trash. Armed with nothing but the discarded items she is found in, we follow one woman’s rageful reckoning with romance. Created by Estlin Love in collaboration with Al Seed. Book here.

Salt
Thurs 7, Sat 9, Wed 13, Fri 15 Nov 2019
Evenings: 8pm.
In a place where the only food is salt and the only companions to be found are those that can be conjured from the objects around her, she hides under a table. Terrible rumblings can be heard above: of monsters; or something worse? By Fiona Oliver-Larkin in collaboration with and directed by Al Seed. Book here.

Bedlam Theatre
11B Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ.
Ezra
Wed 13/Thurs 14 Nov 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Written in response to hostile British attitudes towards Jewishness, Stella Green’s new script is an exploration of secular British Jewishness, trauma, memory and what it means to protect someone from themselves. Book here.

The Biscuit Factory
The Biscuit Factory, 4-6 Anderson Place, EH6 5NP
Catch-22
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 November 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm.

Æ Preview: EGTG Catch their 22.
Captain John Yossarian is a U.S. Army bombardier and the last Assyrian alive, and he would very much like to keep it that way. Convinced that an entire army is trying to kill him, Yossarian desperately tries to evade battle (and the increasing demands of his superior Colonel Cathcart), but finds that there is always a catch. Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Frank Skinner
Tue 12 November 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
An unmissable opportunity to see comic legend Frank Skinner perform brand new stand-up. Well, you can miss it, but you would be a fool to do so. Book here.

Scottish Opera – Tosca
Thu 14, Sun 17, Thu 21 & Sat 23 November 2019
Thu & Sat 7.15pm, Sun 3pm
Passion, glamour, love worth dying for – Anthony Besch’s Tosca has it all. In 1940s Rome, in the shadow of Mussolini’s tyrannical rule, the ill-fated lovers come to life against a backdrop of political corruption and intrigue. This superb production is beloved the world over – don’t miss it as it comes home to the Scottish Opera stage. Book here.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
9 to 5 The Musical
Tue 12 – Sat 16 November 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble along to the Edinburgh Playhouse for the return of Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical, telling the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Book here.

Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour Featuring Shawn Klush and Dean Z
Sun 17 Nov 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Direct from the USA, the world’s biggest, best and most successful Elvis Tribute show returns to the UK by popluar demand. Starring America’s finest together in one show – Shawn Klush and Dean Z, along with the UK’s own Ben Thompson. Book here.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR Box Office: 0131 556 9579
The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton
Thurs 14 & Sat 16 November 2019
Evenings: 7pm
Based on the handwritten notebooks of Alice Thornton (1626-1707). Playwright and performer Debbie Cannon reflects on one woman’s life and experiences across the span of the seventeenth century, against the turbulent backdrop of civil war, plague, the Great Fire of London… and the treacherous world of North Yorkshire society. Book here.

Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404.
Class Act
Wednesday 13 – Thursday 14 Nov 2019
7.30pm [T1]
Bringing you brand new short plays written exclusively for the Traverse stage by young people from across Edinburgh, Class Act is a must-see for anyone who wants to see the world afresh. This year’s playwrights are pupils from Boroughmuir High School, Craigroyston Community High School, Trinity Academy and Wester Hailes Education Centre. Class Act is the Traverse’s flagship education project. Now in its 28th year, it challenges senior pupils from schools across Edinburgh to become playwrights, creating brand new scripts which are premiered on the Traverse stage. Book here.

Alex & Eliza
Wednesday 13 – Thursday 14 Nov 2019
8pm [T2]
As a girl she lived through the death and destruction of the 1947 partition between India and Pakistan, but now Zubair’s grandmother is like everyone else’s grandmother. Old and wrinkly, slow in speech and speed. The separation, isolation and loss of that time are a distant memory. She had lived in the same house on the same street for 40 years of her life. Nothing out of the ordinary. Until she gets on a plane to visit Zubair seven seas afar. Book here.

Emergence 2019
Friday 15 – Saturday 16 Nov 2019
8pm [T2]
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland presents a celebration of bold new works-in-progress from the country’s leading youth theatre directors. Each new piece is the culmination of a 3-month long artistic development programme in which each director has been exploring and expanding their practice in collaboration with some of Scotland’s most talented young performers. 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.