On Stage This Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 18 June 2017:

For next week’s listings look here: On Stage Next Week.
The following week’s listings are here: On stage the following week.
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The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Morag Alexander School of Dance: Annual Show
Saturday 17  – Saturday 24 June 2017.
Evenings: 6.30pm, matinees Sat 17/Sun 18: 2.30pm.
The school’s 49th annual show at The Brunton… This year the children are performing a variety of styles including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Tap and Modern Ballet. The programme included several numbers from The Jersey Boys, Karen and the Red Shoes and Foot Loose as well as a selection of Pop numbers.

Constitution Bar
48-52 Constitution Street, EH6 6RS
Muriel of Leith
Thursday 15 – Saturday 18 June 2017.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
The Shannon family home has overlooked the Mural on the gable end wall in North Junction Street for almost 30 years. In 2016 it continues to remind them both of their own family history, and that of Leith itself. Based on the memories of Leithers of all ages, written by Jim Aitken, adapted for stage and directed by Karen Douglas for SpartaKi Theatre

The Dry Dock
Leith Links Bowling Pavilion, Leith, EH6 7EZ
Ladies Day Out
Tuesday 13 – Sunday 18 June 2017.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Set in a private box at a prestigious race course, Ladies Day Out is a brand new comedy celebrating women’s solidarity, independence and love of mayhem from Theatre Imperative. With an entirely Edinburgh-based cast and crew, this is Philip Rainford’s second play for the Leith Festival following the success of The Wee One in 2016.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Tuesaday 13/Wednesday 14 June 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Internationally celebrated tango choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui collaborates with a cast of 17, uniting Argentinean tango dancers, contemporary dancers and live musicians to create a show that brings his own unique style to tango. Milonga is the term for a tango dance party. Inspired by the late night milonga scene held in the intimate bars of Buenos Aires, Cherkaoui draws on traditional influences and adds a contemporary twist. The result is a seductive and fascinating exploration of tango for the 21st century.
The Awfey Huge Variety Show: 2
Friday 16 June 2017
Evening: 6pm.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Awfey Huge Variety Show, the creative extravaganza is back in its second year with an electrifying mix of film and live performance. Created by nine schools and a group of young people from WHALE Arts Centre, the showcase features a cast of children from all over Edinburgh ranging in ages from 7 to 18.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Cross Currents
Friday 16 June
Evening: 7.30pm; Matinee: 2pm.
The Performing Arts Studio Scotland, of Edinburgh College with a unique choreographic collaboration; creating work which fully integrates the experience and expertise of staff with the passion, energy and creativity of our student body. Students from BTEC to degree level take part in a performance that showcases their diversity; highlighting the variety of dance disciplines and genres that PASS offers.
Funbox: Underwater Adventure
Saturday 17 June
Matinee only: 2pm.
The former stars of The Singing Kettle with their brand new show where they voyage beneath the waves. There’s somefin fishy going on in their latest singalong tail – the FUNBOX is locked and the gang will have to cause a splash because their magical keys are all tucked up in the sea bed. Can they find them all in time?

Leith Dockers Club
17–17a Academy Street, EH6 7EE
Stories of the Sea
Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 June 2017
Evenings Tue, Thurs: 7.30pm, Matinee Weds: 2.30pm.
A double bill of new plays from Citadel Arts Group, inspired by the untold stories of women and Leith’s maritime legacy.
Dazzle by Alan Mountford is based on the true story of Eva Harriet Mackenzie who attended Edinburgh Art College, drove ambulances in WWI and painted the Dazzle designs on warships.
Whit Aboot the Wimmen by Jim Brown is set in 1963 and explores the experiences of the Leith women whose men went on the last whaling trip.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Dirty Dancing
Monday 12 – Saturday 17 June 2017.
Evenings: 7.30pm (not Fri), Fri 16: Two perfs: 5.30pm, 8.30pm.
Matinees Weds & Sat: 2.30pm.
Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing, the worldwide smash hit tells of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and of course (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.

The Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Shall We Dance
Saturday 17 June 2017
Evening: 7pm.
A contemporary, glittering evening of ballroom dancing for everyone to enjoy, bringing the halcyon days of dancing at ‘the palais’ into the 21st century. Participate in learning the basics of partner dancing or simply warm up before dancing the night away to the live music of Radio Pachuco and watch a fabulous showdance by the current Scottish Ballroom champions, Tibor Poc and Hilary Mouat.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
As We Make It
Thursday 15/Friday 16 June 2017
Leith’s Village Pub Theatre make their way up town to present a bunch of rehearsed readings of new plays by four playwrights from their writing collective. Enjoy some quality fresh new work, as they make it.
By Sylvia Dow. Thursday 15: 8pm.
Maven is about belief – what we believe, why we believe. In a world of fake news and false prophets how can we tell what and who is true? Thomas the Guardian and his followers must decide which path to take when a new member joins their group and shakes their faith in their beliefs and in themselves.
Safe House
By Grace Cleary. Friday 16: 8pm.
How do we feel when we lose control of our lives or our situation? Grace Cleary examines the issues of power and control through a darkly comic lens. A motley crew of characters, conflicted staff members, a student, a sinister resident and a pedophile, are thrown together and trapped within a rehabilitation care hostel, fighting for survival.
Dive presents The Miss Annabel Sings Show
Sunday 18 June 2017
Noon – 4pm
Post Pride reality check, with Dive’s chief weirdo and queen of Queer cabaret flinging open the curtains for an afternoon of dancing, delicious themed cocktails, good food and top-notch performance.
Disco juiciness from noon with Bonzai Bonner (Shoot Your Shot/Gorge/Lezzer Quest)
Then at 2pm, join the Dive family for live performance at its silliest and Saturday-morning-tele-but-on-a-Sunday-best-est. Think anarchic cabaret, chaotic current affairs, scintillating special guests (Mamoru Iriguchi, The Institute of Lighter Living and the Dive family), riotous audience games, jaw dropping competitions… and GUNGE.

*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.