On Stage This Week

Listings for week to Sunday 26 January 2020:

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The following week’s listings are here: On stage the following week.
Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.

Bedlam Theatre
11B Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ.
Bedfest 2020
Mon 20 – Sat 25 January 2020
Various times.
Bedlam’s annual mini-fest is this year celebrating 40 years of work at Bedlam Theatre. With a tonne of shows, showcases and workshops redefining the boundaries of theatre and covering a wide range of themes and topics there is plenty to get stuck in to. Further details.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years In Concert
Fri 24 January 2020
Evening: 7.30pm
Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years returns in 2019 with an all-new production. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)
By Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen
Directed by Paul Brotherston
January 23 – February 15 2020.
Preview Thursday 23 January 2020.

Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2pm.
Blood of the Young’s adaptation like no other, drawing on over two-hundred years of romantic pop history. Six overlooked and undervalued young women have a story to tell. You might have seen them, emptying the chamber pots and sweeping ash from the grate. Of course, they’ve always been running the show – after all ‘You can’t have a whirlwind romance without clean bedding’ – but tonight, the servants are also playing every part…

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
The Lion King
Thursday 7 Dec 2019 – Sun 29 March 2020
Evenings: Tue – Sat: 7.30pm.
Matinees: Weds, Sat/Sun: 2.30pm.

Æ Review: ★★★★☆ Visual feast.
In the majesty of the Serengeti, Simba takes an epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands. Director Julie Taymor uses breathtaking theatrical magic to bring Disney’s original animated feature to life in a production which has thrilled over 95 million people around the world. Book here.

Rose Theatre
Gilded Balloon Basement:
204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ.
Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard
Thurs 23 January 2020
Evening: 7.30pm
What do the widow and mistress of Scotland’s famous bard discuss over tea? After the death of Robert Burns, his wife Jean Armour and mistress Nancy Maclehose finally meet. Female-led theatre company Fearless Players bring an all-female production dedicated to the women behind Scotland’s history. Book here.
The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns
Fri 24 January 2020
Evenings: 7.30pm
Heartbroken author Emily Winters takes herself away to her aunt’s old cottage in Ayrshire to get over her cheating ex. As she celebrates Burns night alone, wishing that the right man would show up, she gets a visitation slightly different than what she’d hoped for – the ghost of Rabbie Burns (John Kielty) appears to give her some dating advice…and he knows what he’s talking about! Book here.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Netherbow Theatre:
 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR Box Office: 0131 556 9579
Burns for Brunch
Sat 25 January 2020
Two shows: 12 Noon & 3.30pm.
Æ review of #EdFringe 2019 production: “★★★★☆ Anti-Brexit Rabbie”.
Hungover, perhaps, but not yet hung out to dry, Robert Burns awakes in Auld Reekie 2019 sharing his thoughts, poems and songs, casting a satiric eye around his Scotland and ours. Well suppered and well scuppered, Rabbie reveals what it’s like to be transmogrified into a couthy wee household god.  Book here.

Wee Red Bar
Lady Lawson Street, EH3 9DF
Her Romeo
Fri 24 January 2020
Evening: 8.30pm.
Paprichoo with the premiere of their new female-led take on the classically male dominated story of Romeo and Juliet – brought to modern day and focusing on the sidelined character Benvolio (now Benvolia) and prioritising ideas of shame, guilt and unrequited love (also playing BedFest 2020 on Sat 25 at 4.30pm). 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.