On Stage This Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 28 May 2017:

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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
Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show
Thursday 25 May 2017.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star. Complete with live musical accompaniment, this critically acclaimed tribute show is full of magic and mirth and is the perfect celebration of Britain’s favourite comedian.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Remembering Fred
Sunday 21 May 2017.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Staring Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara, this exciting new show features song and dance in celebration of the legacy of one of Hollywood’s true screen legends and entertainers, Fred Astaire.
Out of this World
Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 May 2017
Ellen has been in an accident. She’s disorientated, in pain, and her husband Anthony is missing. Once safely cocooned her crashed imagination takes over the show – creating a vivid inward cinema in which she reviews her life. But Ellen is left with a heart-breaking decision to make – her life or her love. Aerial movement, live original music, special effects and interactive projection combine in Mark Murphy’s psychological thriller.

Former Royal High School
Regent Road. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
War In America
Wednesday 24 (preview) to Saturday 27 May 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinee: Sat 2pm.
The Attic Collective with a searing insight into the political elite and the games they play in the pursuit of power. Jo Clifford’s epic piece of contemporary theatre finally comes to light twenty years after it was written in a unique location for one week only.
18+ Contains very strong language and strong sexual violence.

Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre
1a Clark Road, EH5 3BD
The haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle
Wednesday 24 – Friday 27 May 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm.
St Serf’s Players with their take on David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr.’s comedy. The ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society are staging a spin-chilling murder mystery. Vigorous sound effects enhance their production, a tale of murder and mayhem that is guaranteed to bring down the house or at least a substantial part of the set.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 May 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm. (NB: Running time: 3 hrs 30 mins)
Late one evening after a university faculty dinner, George, a professor of history, and his wife Martha, invite unsuspecting young couple, Nick and Honey, for drinks to their home. A marathon night of drink, debauchery and duplicity ensues,as Martha and George enticingly draw their naïve guests into their world of “Fun & Games.” The drinks flow, and as night turns to morning haunting secrets are revealed.

Leith Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Hidden Door Festival
Friday 26 May – Saturday 4 June 2017
The Hidden Door peeps do it again. This time opening up the Leith Theatre with a week of brilliant music, pop-up theatre and great art installations.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Glory on Earth
Saturday 20 May – Saturday 10 June 2017.
Previews: Sat 20, Mon 22: 7.30pm.
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees: Weds, Sat: 2pm.
Through the fog a ship arrives in Leith docks, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots steps ashore. She is 18 and on her young shoulders rest the hopes of the Catholic establishment of Europe. The Nation that receives her has just outlawed her church and its practices. Its leader is the radical cleric and protestant reformer, John Knox.
Both believe themselves ordained by God. Both believe themselves beloved by their people. Both were exiled and returned home… but only one can make Scotland their own. Written by Linda McLean and directed by David Greig.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound
Tuesday 23/Wednesday 24 May 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Live-scored by electronic sound artist Anneke Kampman this new production from Blood of the Young and the Tron Theatre tells of Daphne Oram who, aged 17 and inspired by a seance, founded the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – thus shaping the entire development of electronic sound.
Music is Torture
Thursday 25 – Satuday 27 May 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Jake owns a recording studio. He’s been recording the same album with the same band for the past fifteen years. Tromolo Productions’  jet-black comedy is set in Limbo Recording Studios, featuring live music and new songs from A Band Called Quinn.

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