Studio Theatre Listings

Upcoming shows at the Studio Theatre

The Studio
The Studio, 22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000

The Studio. Pic Thom Dibdin

Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.

May 2019

The Tailor of Inverness
Saturday 11 May 2019
Evenings 7.30pm
Matthew’ Zadjacs tells of the impact of war on ordinary people and families using his father’s own story as inspiration. A story of a boy who grew up on a farm in Galicia (Eastern Poland, now Western Ukraine) and became a tailor in Inverness, of how a life and an identity can be reconstructed. Book here.

Leitheatre present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Wed 15 May to Sat 18 May 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Tennessee Williams’ portrayal of a day in the life of the Pollitt family, wealthy plantation owners in 1950s’ American Deep South. A powerfully written work with strong and diverse characters, and themes of repression and dishonesty in relation to disputed wealth, dysfunctional family relationships and sexuality and mendacity. Book here.

Little Top
Tue 21 – Wed 22 May 2019
10.30am & 1pm
Starcatchers and SUPERFAN’s first circus experience for babies aged 0-18 months and their adults.
At a time in their development when young children are discovering their own physicality, and the pleasures and perils of gravity, Little Top invites babies to experience all the fun of the circus with a gently thrilling performance which includes spectacular balances, astonishing tumbles and inventive juggling. Book here.

Tidy Up
Thursday 23 May 2019
11am & 1.30pm
When it starts out ship-shape, there’s only one way for it to go… this dance-theatre show gets all messed up! As we wriggle our way through the muddle of life we often discover things anew. So why can’t tidiness be exciting for children or chaos joyful for adults? Who said there’s a ‘right way’ anyway? Book here.

June 2019

Curious Shoes
Thursday 6/Friday 7 June 2019
Thurs: 10.30am, Fri: 2pm.
A joyful performance for people living with dementia and their loved ones to share. This funny, entertaining and beautifully simple story comes to life through live music, movement and very few words. Book here.

Sat 29 June 2019
Matinee 2.30pm & Evening 7.30pm
An exploration into the public and private personas of the legendary Scottish entertainer Sir Harry Lauder, this new production of the musical play is adapted by director Kally Lloyd-Jones and tenor and broadcaster Jamie MacDougall from the original script by Jimmy Logan. Book here.

July 2019

Shall We Dance
Saturday 6 July 2019
Evening: 7pm.
After our last sell-out evening, join us for a contemporary, laid-back, fun and glittering evening of ballroom dancing. Learn the basics with instruction from professionals, then dance the night away with live music from Radio Pachuco and watch a fabulous showdance by World Champions and stars of Channel 5’s Baby Ballroom, Andrei Toader and Mia Linnik Holden. Book here.

The Vagina Monologues
Sunday 7 July 2019
Evening: 7pm.
In a one-off amateur performance in aid of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, come and join a resounding chorus of desire, pain, joy, and anger. The personal is political and for 21 years, Eve Ensler’s play has given a voice to women’s experiences. These stories need to keep being told and shared over and over again. Say the words. Take up space. Take control. Book here.

September 2019

Stick By Me
Fri 13 September 2019
1.30pm & 3.30pm
A “joyful and funny show” (The Guardian) about friendship and play, and the importance of treasuring little things. This “charming, delightful, inventive show” (The Wee Review) is created by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron, co-creators of international hit show White Book here.

The Stornoway Way
Fri 11 October 2019
Adapted by Kevin MacNeil from his best-selling novel, The Stornoway Way is full of wit and wisdom, both a romantic evocation and a scabrous critique of the Isle of Lewis – “a great and symbolic chip off Scotland’s shoulder.” With a variety of voices from Lewis and a musical soundtrack featuring original and traditional songs in Gaelic and English, The Stornoway Way is irreverent, witty and honest, a bittersweet theatrical romcom, twisted, squeezed out and hungover, a story about the search for the ideal, the desire for happiness and the struggle to come to terms with who you are, versus who you want to be. Book here.

Wed 11 to Tue 24 December (not Mondays) 2019
10.30am & 1.30pm
Join two sisters and their mischievous penguin as they discover the magic of a back garden in winter. Flutter is an interactive, immersive performance that takes its audience on a multi-sensory journey through a world of winter snow. Part installation and part performance, Flutter will transport you to a world filled with snow drifts, winding paths and twinkling stars. A rich palette of materials, puppetry and music combine to create a tactile and multi-sensory show for small hands, eyes, ears and noses. Book here.