On Stage This Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 21 October 2018:

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
Tour de Ned 
Sunday 21 October 2018 
Evening: 7.30 
ITV’s cycling commentator Ned Boulting returns with an all-new production, built with wobbly precision on the edifice of the greatest bike race on earth.

Bedlam Theatre
11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
Going Slightly Mad
Wednesday 17 – Thursday October 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Max has just been sectioned and she doesn’t know why. She’s completely healthy, or so she thinks. But how does she know what’s healthy and how can she tell what’s real?

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show 
Thursday 18 October 2018 
Afternoon: 2pm. 
Think Science is boring? Think again! Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with fireballs, fire tornadoes and explosive chemical reactions. Mark Thompson presents science like you have never seen it before. (Ages 4 years +).
Shackleton’s Carpenter 
Friday 19 October 2018 
Evenings: 7.30pm. 
Shackleton’s Endurance sank in Antarctica leaving 28 men stranded. The carpenter, Harry McNish from Port Glasgow played a vital role in saving them. He also defied Shackleton, so was never awarded the Polar Medal. Now ill and destitute, he challenges The Boss one last time on the dockside. Can he lay his ghosts to rest?
Swan Lake 
Sat 20 October 2018 
Evening: 7.30pm. 
After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Balletreturns with the most famous Ballet of all time, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance.

Drummohr House
Meet Wallyford Park & Ride, 33 The Loan, Wallyford, Musselburgh EH21 8BU
Quest for Oz
Thursday 4 – Sunday 28 October.
Evenings (not Mondays): 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm & 8pm.
Augmented reality theatre adventure from giant specialists Vision Mechanics sees the Yellow Brick Road destroyed. Download the Quest for Oz app to help the Wizard of Oz rebuild the Road and reunite the Land of Oz.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
Tue 16 to Sat 20 October 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Now it returns with a fresh look for the 21st century, while retaining the iconic elements of the original production. A passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

Leith Theatre
28-30 Ferry Road, Leith, EH6 4AE
Sweeney Todd, Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Wed 17-Sat 20 October 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee, Sat: 2.30pm.
B2 Productions’ biggest show yet sees the young company bring Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd to the Leith Theatre main stage. Sweeney returns to London having been unjustly exiled in Australia by the evil Judge Turpin. Now hailing as the Demon Barber, he swears vengeance against the Judge.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Cyrano de Bergerac
12 October – 3 November 2018
Daily Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat: 2pm.
The hugely romantic Cyrano de Bergerac is given a Caledonian heart in a new production of Edwin Morgan’s legendary Scots translation, directed by Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill. Æ review: ★★★★★ Irresistible.
A co-production with the NTS and Glasgow Citizens.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Some Guys Have All the Luck – The Rod Stewart Story
Sunday 21 Oct.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Paul Metcalfe stars in this theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, from street busker through to international superstar.

The Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Dance Ihayami 
Fri 19 October 2018
Evening: 7pm
Join WHALE Arts and Dance Ihayami for a celebration of Indian dance. Enjoy pieces choreographed and performed by young people created in our Inspire partnership project plus work by professional dancers and friends from Dance Ihayami. Supported by Cashback for Creativity, Creative Scotland.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
PPP: The Last Picture Show
Tue 16 – Sat 20 Oct 2018
Daily: 1pm; Fri: 7pm.
Before the war, Billy was a budding musician, playing along to silent movies in the picture houses of Glasgow. December 1918, he returns blinded, scarred and stuck in a small town with no job prospects. Between the last few months of WW1 and the immediate aftermath, a strange encounter brings Billy the hope that he may not have played his last picture show.
Arctic Oil
Sat 6 – Sat 20 Oct 2018
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs 11, Sat 20: 3pm.
A mother and daughter battle to save their children. While Ella fights for her son’s future, Margret is terrified that Ella’s activism will her get killed. Not all mothers know best. Arctic Oil gets under the skin of what climate change could make us do to the people we love.
The Macbeths
Tue 16 Oct 2018 – Sat 20 Oct 2018
Evenings (not Fri): 8pm.
At the heart of Shakespeare’s darkest play is a disintegrating marriage. This new adaptation using a radically cut version of the text focuses on the relationship between one of the most famous killers in literature and his ambitious wife.

The Village
The Village Pub, 16 South Fort Street, EH6 4DN
VPT: 666
Thursday 18 October.
Evening: 8pm.
Halloween has come early to Leith as the The Village Pub Theatre celebrates six years with an evening of six spooky shorts by six their our most spooky playwrights: Grace Cleary, Nicola Jo Cully, Jill Franklin, Sophie Good, James Ley and Corinne Salisbury. Expect devilish baking and a ghost story or two, so don your creepiest clothes and get ready to party!

*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.