On This Week

Listings for week to Sunday 20 June 2021:

Edinburgh’s theatres are dark due to the Covid-19 virus, but a start to re-opening is in sight. As they return, our aim is to list all live shows – indoors and al fresco –  and also online streams available.

For next week’s listings look here: On Next Week.
The following week’s listings are here: On the Following Week.

Click on the name of the show to open the booking/streaming site in a new window.

Out Of The Blue
30 – 38 Dalmany Street. EH x
Generation Z: The future is unwritten 
Outdoor production:

Thurs 17 – Sat 19 June.
9pm-10.45pm, every 15 minutes.
An eight minute snippet of Strange Town youth theatre’s work projected on to the side of a church just beside Out of the Blue.
Limited tickets due to Covid restrictions: Book here

Indoor Performance
Fri 18, Sat 19 June 2021.
5.45pm, 7.15pm and 8.45pm:
A mix of live, filmed, audio and installation- combining work from across our youth theatre groups made this year.
Limited tickets due to Covid restrictions: Book here

Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Port Na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR. Website: https://pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com
Adventures with the Painted People
Thurs 10 June – Sun 4 July 2021
Eves: 7pm; Mats: 2pm. Amphitheatre
Æ review: ★★★★★ Perfect timing and setting.
The long-awaited staging of David Greig’s new play, which received great acclaim on its BBC Radio 3 airing. A compelling new drama about love and culture, set on the River Tay, 2000 years ago, as a Roman poet and a Pictish witch escape together down-river. Book here.

Streaming online:

Cadaver Synod
By Ben Blow
Live recording of Reality Funds Theatre’s production.
Streamed on Facebook.

Remains online indefinitely.
RFT’s engaging historical comedy-horror from Fringe 2019 crosses boundaries of genre and taste with equal relish. A 9th-century Pope has a predecessor exhumed in order to put his corpse on trial. Based on real events in the time of Stephen VI. Æ review: ★★★☆☆ Gore of yore.

Dead White Anarchists
By Paul Case
Streaming on: Facebook.
Paris, 1892. The city is being torn apart by bombings and police crackdowns. A young anarchist prepares for his war against the State. But when he hears strange rumblings from the future, madness beckons… Writer/performer Paul Case, directed by Emily Ingram, recorded live from Case’s front room.

Mary, It began with a lass…
By Battery Theatre Company
Archive performance on YouTube.
Remains online over the summer.
A fast paced journey through the life and loves of Mary Queen of Scots, telling the story of her love for Scotland and for the men around her. Battery Theatre’s contemporary look at Mary’s story was filmed at The Battery the end of its sell-out 2019 tour.

By David F Ross
Streaming on: The Gaiety Lockdown TV.
1 – 31 August 2020.
A young Ayrshire band miraculously hit the big time in 1984, despite having a delusional teenage manager propelled by a dark, malign voice in his head. Three-handed lockdown adaptation of David F Ross’s comedy caper novel. See Æ review: ★★★★☆ Barmy army.

The Narcissistic Fish
By Samuel Bordoli and Jenni Fagan
Streaming on: YouTube via Scottish Opera.
A phone call during a busy shift in the restaurant kitchen of The Narcissistic Fish sparks a war between the owner Angus and his brother Kai. As they argue over their dead father, talented and underpaid chef Belle has a revelation of her own. With Scottish Opera emerging artists Charlie Drummond, Mark Nathan and Arthur Bruce.
(12 minute opera short)

*NB: We would like this to be a complete listing of all live theatre in Edinburgh. If you know a live public performance which is not listed, or a listing is inaccurate, please get in touch through the contact page, here. Many thanks!