On Stage This Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 2 April 2017:

For next week’s listings look here: On Stage Next Week.
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.

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH 9SU
Doctor Faustus
Monday 27/Tuesday 28 March.
Evenings: 7.30pm (Upstairs)
Doctor Faustus, now tired with her subject study, chooses to begin investigating the dark arts and necromancy. Following her research, Faustus uses a ritual to summon a demon known as ‘Mephistopheles’. Edinburgh company Amplify Theatre take on Christopher Marlowe.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Horse McDonald in Careful…
Thursday 30 March.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Singer-songwriter Horse McDonald’s autobiographical play, Careful, is an inspirational story of her triumph over adversity through music. Written by Lynn Ferguson and directed by Maggie Kinloch. The second half of the evening is a live audience Q&A with Horse and Maggie Kinloch and a mini set of her greatest hits, performed by Horse.

Checkpoint
3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY
The Nether
Tuesday 28 March – Saturday 1.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
In the near future, you will be able to dive into the Nether, a virtual reality that provides endless possibilities for fulfilling any dreams and desires you may have – just log in and choose an identity. Theatre Paradok take on Jennifer Haley’s multi-award-winning play.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
The Importance of Being Earnest
Wednesday 29 March – Saturday 1 April.
Evenings Weds – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat, matinee only: 2.30pm.
It’s back to basics for Edinburgh People’s Theatre, with Oscar Wilde’s most brilliant tour de force. Helen Hammond directs with Helen Hymers getting her lungs around the power of Lady Bracknell’s lines. Pat Hymers and Mike Brownsell take on Jack and Algie, with Steph Hammond and Kelly Simmonds as Gwendolen and Cecily.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Brendan Cole – All Night Long
Sunday 26 March 2017
Following his sell out tours of the UK, Brendan returns to Edinburgh with his brand new 2017 show All Night Long.
Chess the Musical
Thursday 30 March to Sat 1 April
Evenings 7.30pm Matinee Sat 2.30pm
Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, two Soviet and American chess grandmasters engage in strategic battle, fighting for their beliefs, personal glory, and the love of the same woman. Andrew Panton directs the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Anita and Me
Tuesday 28 March– Saturday 1 April 2017
Meera Syal’s much-loved novel bursts on to the stage for the very first time.

Leith Depot
138-140 Leith Walk, EH6 5DT
Capital Converse
Saturday 1/Sunday 2 April.
Evenings: 7pm.
It’s a bitterly cold December night in Edinburgh and twenty-somethings Frank and Malky are together in the flat they share at the foot of Leith Walk. Iain Davie directs Daniel Campbell and James Garvock in Mikey Burnett’s play for Trig Point Theatre.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Hay Fever
Friday 10 March – Saturday 1 April.
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2pm.
Revelation, romance, and outright outlandish behaviour set the tone of this 1920s dark comedy. The Lyceum joins with Citizens Theatre to present this riotous farce charting the unconventional antics of a self-dubbed ‘bohemian’ family of four. Dominic Hill takes the helm for this funny and biting exploration of the games people play to avoid confronting the realities of life.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Motown’s Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is
Wednesday 29 March.
Evening: 7.30pm.
“This stunning 100% live show combine’s first class music together with slick choreography, and an amazing band.”
Ellen Kent’s La Bohème
Thursday 30 March.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Opera & Ballet International present Puccini’s tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer.
Ellen Kent’s Nabucco
Friday 31 March.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Opera & Ballet International present Verdi’s haunting and melodic take on the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco.
Ellen Kent: Aida
Saturday 1 April.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Opera & Ballet International present Verdi’s tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames.

Saughtonhall Church
85-87 Saughtonhall Drive, EH12 5TR
Hatches, Matches and Dispatches
Tuesday 28 March – Saturday 1 April
Evenings Tue – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat, matinee only: 2.30pm.
Saughtonhall Drama Group follow up their EdFringe 2016 hit  version of Alan Cochrane’s Ne’er the Twain (✭✭✭✭✩ Funny) with its companion piece. Set in the 1920s, as Leith and Edinburgh are about to be joined, the McIvor family from Leith and the Burns family from Edinburgh are also about to be brought together – by the marriage of their children.

The Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Heroine
Friday 31 March/Satirday 1 April 2017.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Based on the true story of Danna Davis and her 10 years in the US Army. A survivor of military sexual trauma, hers is a human story exploring healing, forgiveness and what speaking your truth really means.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Offside
Thursday 30 March – Saturday 1 Apr 2017
Four women from across the centuries live, breathe, and play football in Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish’s new play for Futures Theatre. Each faces very different obstacles in pursuing their dream profession, but the possibility that the beautiful game will change their future – and the world – is tantalisingly close.

*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.