On Stage This Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 22 October 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.

Bedlam Theatre
11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
Number Please
Wednesday 18/Thursday 19 October.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
New writing from Becca Chadder. When switchboard operator Sheila Chadwick answers a mysterious call from a dying woman, she is entrusted with a top-secret message. Comedy set in 1952, but with actual roles for women.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Three Half Pints: The Three Musketeers
Wednesday 18 October.
Afternoon only: 2pm.
Chaos, mayhem and stupidity reign supreme as the Three Half Pints swish their swords, buff their boots and flourish their feathers in their most ridiculous adventure yet!
Fire Exit: Horizontal Collaboration
Friday 20 October.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Sex, power and politics collide in this courtroom drama with a dark twist, from David Ledy’s Fire Exit.
Keith Jack: Movie Nights
Friday 20 October (Venue 1)
Evening: 7.30pm.
To celebrate the release of his anticipated fourth album, Keith Jack will be performing tracks from iconic movies.
Shaper Caper: Within This Dust
Saturday 21 October.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Sixteen years after the events of 9/11, Thomas Small’s dance piece is inspired by photographer Richard Drew’s iconic images of a man falling from the World Trade Centre during the attacks.

Drummohr House
Meet Prestongrange Museum Visitor Centre, Morrisons Haven, Prestonpans, EH32 9RX
Dragons of Drummohr
Tuesday 10 – Sunday 28 October.
Evenings (not Mondays), Showings start at 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm & 8.30pm.
An augmented reality theatre adventure in the grand surroundings of Drummohr House from giant specialists Vision Mechanics. Using the Dragon Matrix augmented reality app, audiences assist the Dragon Protection League in finding all of the lurking mythical beasts inside the house and around the grounds. See preview: Saving the fire-givers.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Hedda Gabler
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 20 October.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Ivo van Hove’s National Theatre production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre
1a Clark Road, EH5 3BD
Little Shop of Horrors
Friday 13/Saturday 14 and Friday 20/Saturday 21.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Saturday matinees: 2.30pm.
B2 Productions, the offshoot company from Forth Children’s Theatre, take on the horror comedy rock musical about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. Say hello to Audrey!

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Son of A Preacher Man
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 20 October
Evenings: 7.30pm. Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm
The Dusty Springfield Jukebox musical directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood. Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them… Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love. Æ Review: ★★★☆☆ Nostalgic.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Cockpit
Friday 6 – Saturday 28 Oct.
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2pm.
Enter the foyer of the Lyceum in 2017 – but take your seats in Germany, 1945 in a provincial playhouse being used as a makeshift transit camp for displaced persons from across the continent. The whole theatre becomes a stage and all of Europe the actors in this revival of Bridget Boland’s explosive 1947 drama. Æ review: ★★★★☆ Necessary.

Lyceum Studio
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Love Song To Lavender Menace
Thursday 12 – Saturday 21 October.
Previews: Thurs 12.
Tue-Sat: 8pm, Matinees, Sat: 2.30pm.
James Ley’s funny and moving exploration of the life and times of Edinburgh’s Lavender Menace bookshop, started by two friends Bob and Sigrid in a basement on Forth Street in the 1980s.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Netherbow Theatre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR Box Office: 0131 556 9579
Living With The Lights On
Tuesday 17 – Thursday 19 October.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
In this Actors Touring Company production, directed by Ramin Gray, Mark Lockyer shares his true story of an actor living life on the edge, from his on-stage meltdown as Mercutio at the RSC to his fiery relationships and ultimate recovery. Æ Preview: Mark Lockyer Interview.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
PPP: Hysteria!
Tue 17 – Sat 21 October 2017
Lunchtimes: 1pm, evening performance Friday 13 only: 7pm.
A darkly comic political cabaret exploring the impact of sexism on mental health, partly inspired by the 2016 US election and the 2017 global women’s marches, and written in dialogue with over 100 people.
Our Fathers
Sat 21 – Sat 28 October 2017
Previews Sat 21, Tue 24.
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm.
Two atheist sons of clergymen are on a quest to find out how we disagree with someone we love in a new play inspired by Father and Son, Edmund Gosse’s Victorian memoir about growing up in an evangelical Christian family. Written and performed by Nicholas Bone and Rob Drummond.

*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.