On Stage This Week

Listings for week to Sunday 27 January 2019:

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.

Bedlam Theatre
11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
Bedlam Festival 2019
That annual Bedlam Festival offers several public performances. Click on the name of the show for details and ticketing information.
Monday 21 January 2019
6.30-7.30pm: Barry: A Work in Progress
8.30-9.30pm: Mother
10.30-11.30pm: How The Other Half Love
Tuesday 22 January 2019
6.30-7.30pm: Our Culture
8.30-9.30pm: EUSC Shakespeare Monologue Show
10.30-11.30pm: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
6.30-7.30pm: How The Pope Stole Christmas
Thursday, 24 January 2019
6.30-7.30pm: Flock
8.30-9.30pm: Paper Bullets
10.30-11.30pm: The Closing of a Small and Insignificant Bowling Alley
Friday, 25 January 2019
6.30-7.30pm: Going Slightly Mad
8.30-9.30pm: Chagos 1971
10.30-11.30pm: The Improverts
Saturday, 26 January 2019
6.30-7.30pm: Project X
8.30-9.30pm: In Five Minutes

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Les Misérables
Tue 22 January to Sat 16 February 2019
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Sun 2pm. Matinees: Thurs, Sat, & Wed 13 Feb: 2.30pm.
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical is touring, nearly a decade after the last sell-out UK tour. This new staging has scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Glasgow Girls 
Wed 23 to Sat 26 January 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
Æ Preview: Glasgow Girls for King’s.
Cora Bissett’s life-affirming, song-filled Scottish musical drama, based on the true story of seven feisty teenagers fighting for the rights of their asylum-seeking best friend. Biggest selling show at #EdFringe 2016 Æ review: ★★★★☆ GallusBook here.

Sandi Toksvig Live! National Trevor 
Sun 27 January 2019.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Sandi thinks that being called a National Treasure is bit embarrassing and she has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Touching the Void
24 January – 16 February 2019
(Preview Thurs 24: 7.30pm)
Daily Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat: 2pm.
What happens when you look death squarely in the face, and how do you find the strength to crawl back towards life? David Greig adapts and Tom Morris directs Joe Simpson’s memoir, which charts his struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
A co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate & Fuel.  Book here.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Shen Yun
Thursday 24/Friday 25 Jan 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Fri 2pm.

Epic production featuring stories from five millennia of Chines culture using classical Chinese dance – along with patented scenographic effects and all-original orchestral works. “Opens a portal to a civilisation of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom.” Book now.

Rose Theatre
204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ.
The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns
Tuesday 22 January 2019 2019
Evening: 7.30pm (Basement)
Heartbroken author Ariel Winters takes herself away to her aunt’s old cottage in Ayrshire to get over her cheating ex in Gillian Duffy’s new comedy. As she celebrates Burns night alone, wishing that the right man would show up, she gets a visitation slightly different than what she’d hoped for. Book here.
Rabbie Burns The Musical
Wednesday 23/Thursday 24 Jan 2019 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm (Basement)
Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe this new and energising take on the life of the bard is a show not to be missed. Originally by Fringe First winner the late Andrew Dallmeyer this adapted version by Sally Lyall and Ian Sutherland is tremendous fun and musically stunning. Book here.

Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404.
#Hypocrisy
Wednesday 23 January 2019 2019
Evening: 8.30pm (Bar)
The debut collaboration between performance poet Imogen Stirling, and musician/composer Ross Somerville. Fusing a modern take on poetry with an original supporting score, whip-cracking with energy and dark humour, it unsettles in order to encourage change. Book here.

Moon Fly Theatre Company: Rehearsed readings
Saturday 26 Jan 2019 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm (Bar)
Moon Fly Theatre Company presents an evening of one-act plays. Writers Cameron Forbes and Sean Dennis Langtree showcase brand new works in informal script-in-hand readings in the Traverse Bar Café. Book here.

*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.