On Stage This Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 26 February 2017:

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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.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern
Friday 24 February 2017
Evening: 7.30pm.
The UK’s premier comedy family drag variety show is back with a brand new fabulous show for 2017.
A Life With The Beatles
Saturday 25 February 2017
Evening: 7.30pm.
Ian Sexon plays Neil Aspinall who joined The Beatles as their driver in 1961. He served the Fab Four for 46 years before stepping down as CEO of Apple Corps, their corporate conglomerate. This energetic and intimate solo drama tells his unique story.
See preview: A Tour with the Beatles.
Original reviewed here at #EdFringe 15  ✭✭✭✩✩ Cleverly angled retelling.

City Cafe
19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR
The Vagina Monologues
Sunday 26 and Tuesday 28 February 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm
Student production of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, based on her interviews with more than 200 women. With humour and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Monday 20 – Saturday 25 February 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
The award-winning National Theatre production returns to Edinburgh following a critically acclaimed run in 2015 (Reviewed here: ✭✭✭✭✭ Perfect equation).

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Southern Light Presents Titanic
Tue 21 to Sat 25 February 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
RMS Titanic was the ‘ship of dreams’ and ‘unsinkable’ but in the early hours of 15 April 1912 the biggest ocean liner in the world struck an iceberg before sinking with the loss of 1517 souls.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
The Winter’s Tale
Friday 10 February – Saturday 4 March 2017.
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2pm.
The Lyceum returns to the Shakespearian canon with acclaimed director Max Webster (King Lear with Michael Pennington; Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe) presenting a uniquely Scottish take on this bitter-sweet masterpiece. Read Æ’s review: ★★★☆☆  Layered.
Variety Night
Sunday 26 February 2017.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Sian Bevan, the second Lyceum Variety Night will feature a special performance from Aidan Moffat, music from Rachel Sermanni and Glasgow band Pronto Mama!, and spoken word and poetry from Adele Hampton, Don Paterson and acclaimed Scottish actor Gerda Stevenson.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Moscow City Ballet – The Sleeping Beauty
Friday 24 – Saturday 25 February 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee, Sat: 2.30pm.
Moscow City Ballet is currently at its outstanding artistic best – winning new invitations to perform internationally. The orchestra, choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performances win repeatedly rave reviews. The Sleeping Beauty, the evergreen tale of the love of a handsome prince and beautiful princess, is the glamorous jewel in its repertoire.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Pink Mist
Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 Feb 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm.
The Bristol Old Vic production of Owen Sheers’ Pink Mist tells of three young men deployed to Afghanistan. As the physical and psychological aftershocks of war take their toll on the loved ones they left behind, Arthur, Hads and Taff find their journey home is their greatest battle.
Heads Up
Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 Feb 2017
Evenings: 8pm.
A city. Just like this. Right now. Multi award-winner Kieran Hurley weaves a picture of a familiar city at its moment of destruction, asking what we would do if we found ourselves at the end of our world as we know it.

*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.