On Stage This Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 25 February 2018:

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, EH8 9SU
Ae Fond Kiss
Friday 23 February 2018.
Two performances: 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
Nonsense Room Productions with a musical journey through the major events of Burns’ life from birth to death. Rabbie Burns is your guide with quirky commentary, amusing and poignant interactions with key characters along the way, and renditions of several famous poems and songs.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Barrowland Ballet: Wolves
Friday 23 February 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
Wolves explores the stories that have been told through time to different generations, from grandparents to children, keeping us all in place. With live music by Mairi Campbell set to an evocative score by Luke Sutherland.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
SCDA YOUTH One-Act Festivals 
Sunday 25 February 2018.
Afternoon: 5pm.
Three teams compete to represent Edinburgh District at the Youth Divisional Final in April 2018:
Girls Like That by Evan Placey. (Indelible Arts Youth Theatre 1).
Ticket To Hitsville by Bill Tordoff and David Dougham. (St Kentigerns, Blackburn).
Three by Harriet Braun. (Indelible Arts Youth Theatre 2).
Read Æ’s preview here: One-Act Fest is Back.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Cirque Berserk
Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 February 2018.
Evenings 7.30pm | Matinees Sat 2pm and 5pm
Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular – created especially for the theatre. Æ review of 2016 tour: “★★★★☆ Runaway success“.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
The Weir
Tuesday 20 – Sat 24 February 2018
Evenings 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer and whisky flows, the arrival of a young stranger, haunted by a secret from her past, turns the tales of folklore into something more unsettling. The English Touring Company with Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic. Read Æ’s review here: “★★★☆☆ Ghosts – and scarier“.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
The Belle’s Stratagem
Saturday 17 February – Saturday 10 March.
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees from 21st: Weds, Sat: 2pm.
A witty riposte to Farquhar’s The Beaux Stratagem, Hannah Cowley’s rediscovered gem, adapted by Tony Cownie and now set in Georgian Edinburgh, turns the tables on the farcical goings-on and has the women coming out on top. Read Æ’s review” ★★★★☆ Exemplary comedy.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
The Sound of Music
Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 Feb.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to tell the true story of the world famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom at the start of WWll. With Lucy O’Byrne and Neil McDermott.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
The Last Bordello
Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 February 2018.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
There’s one bordello left in a brutal war zone and inside the atmosphere’s like an X-rated mad hatter’s tea party. David Ledy’s Fire Exit with its biggest production to date. Æ preview: Leddy’s Bordello Edinburgh Bound.
Project #1
Friday 23/Saturday 24 February 2018.
Evenings: 8pm.
The first development piece from the brand new Edinburgh-based company Wildfire Theatre, formed by theatre veterans Molly Innes, Pauline Lockhart, Wendy Seager and Natalie Arle-Toyne.

The Village
The Village Pub, 16 South Fort Street, Leith, EH6 4DN.
VPT Book Club
Tuesday 20 February 2018.
7.30pm (doors) for 8pm. Entry £3.
New short plays adapted from, inspired by or somehow tenuously connected to a book by Tim Barrow, Giles Conisbee, Sylvia Dow, Sophie Good, Jonathan Holt, Corinne Salisbury and Sara Shaarawi. Featuring your fave fiction, non fiction, nibbles and a second hand book stall.

*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.