On Stage This Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 28 January 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, EH8 9SU
Elephants 
Thursday 25 – Saturday 27 January 2018.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
Threepenny Theatricals with Rose Heiney’s sharp black comedy with a tender heart that explores the paths we take in life and their repercussions on the people we love most. Christmas Eve, and behind the shiny façade, nothing is quite right. As cracks start appearing, attempts to paper over them make for an explosive evening of revelations and dark secrets exposed. See preview: Elephants at the Roxy.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Miss Saigon
Wednesday 17 January – Saturday 17 February 2018.
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees: Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm; Sun: 2pm.
In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17 year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar where she meets and falls in love with an American GI. Torn apart by the fall of Saigon, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find him. Æ review here: “★★★★★ Triumphant tragedy“.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
The Lover
20 January – 3 February 2018.
Previews: Sat 20, Mon 22: 7.30pm.
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2pm.
In 1929, a fifteen year old girl crossing the Mekong Delta first catches the attention of an older Chinese man and accepts a ride in his chauffeured limousine. She has no idea how this chance meeting will change her life forever. Stellar Quines and Scottish Dance Theatre bring Marguerite Duras’s exotic tale of remembered passion to new life in an original stage adaption.

Rose Theatre
204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ.
Rabbie
Tuesday 23 – Sunday 28 January 2018.
Evenings: 7pm.
Captivate Theatre stage Andrew Dallmeyer’s musical about Rabbie Burns. Distils the essence of Burns’ life and his paradoxical personality through his poetry, music and the witty and poignant words of Dallmeyer.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Netherbow Theatre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR Box Office: 0131 556 9579
Play In A Day: Tam’s Mare Meg
Saturday 27 January 2018.
11.30am (Four hours).
Celebrate inclusive folk traditions by creating & performing a play in a day. A chance for all the family to participate in dance, drama, costume making & music before performing together in front of a live audience. Light refreshments provided.

Summerhall
1 Summerhall Square, EH9 1PL
Oor Rabbie
Thursday 25 January 2018
Evening: 7pm.
Storyteller Andy Cannon and musician Wendy Weatherby present some of Burns’s most popular works – including Tam O’ShanterTae a MouseTae a Louse and the Address to a Haggis – with lots of audience participation, poetry, storytelling and live music,

Trafalgar Lodge
St Anthony Place Off Henderson Street, Leith, EH6 6B.
Malky.
Sunday 21 January 2018
One performance only: 2pm.
Citadel Arts Group launch Whaling Days (a book of memories of Leith’s ex-whalers) with performance of Malky, a short play by Jim Brown inspired by the whaling stories that uses humour and music to paint a vivid picture of Leith’s whaling industry. Live music from Al Clement, the Shanty Boys and Laure Paterson, plus refreshments and a bar. Details and tickets: Malky.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Manipulate Festival
Saturday 27 January – Saturday 3 February 2018.
As well as dynamic work from leading Scottish companies, Manipulate presents the UK and Scottish premieres of critically acclaimed, award-winning international productions from Belgium, France (in association with the Institut Français d’Écosse) and Italy.

*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.