Listing Mon 14 – Sun 20 Oct 2019

Oct 14 2019 | By More

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week…

Assembly Roxy
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU. Phone booking: 0131 623 3030.
The Adventures Of Curious Ganz
Fri 18/Sat 19 Oct 2019
Two shows daily: 3pm, 7pm.
A fictitious story based on the true life of 16th century copper smelter Joachim Ganz. It is a celebration of the new, the strange, the brave and the curious! Told through design, table-top puppetry, music and a few words, all wildly based on the principles of alchemy. Book here.

Bedlam Theatre
11B Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ.
Wed 16/Thurs 17 Oct 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm
Bob and Fran have made their own little world at 25 Windarie Avenue with their four loving children; Rosie, Pip, Mark/Mia and Ben. However, as their children begin to find their own way in the world, Bob and Fran are left to come to terms with the life they have built. Book here.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
There was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Fly
Wed 16 Oct 2019
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly…But The People’s Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams’ bestselling book! Book here.

Scottish Opera: Opera Highlights 2019
Sat 19 Oct 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Scottish Opera is touring venues up and down Scotland with a celebration of all that is opera. Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Rip It Up: The 70’s
Mon 14 Oct 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
From the Producers of Rip it Up the 50s and 60s comes the greatest music decade ever! Join Olympic champion Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens (S Club 7), Melody Thornton (Pussycat Dolls) and Lee Ryan (Blue) for a groovy evening of singing & dancing. Book here.

The Crucible
Thursday 17/Friday 18 Oct 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
After a thrilling world premiere at the EIF, Scottish Ballet brings back its gripping new production of The Crucible before its USA tour. Helen Pickett’s choreography unleashes the emotional force of Miller’s masterpiece, vividly accompanied by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra performing Peter Salem’s haunting new score. Book here.

Eddie Izzard – Wunderbar
Saturday 19/Sunday 20 October 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm.
The comedian is going back to his roots with an all-new rather personal show which expands on his own very unique, totally surreal view of life, love, history and his ‘theory of the universe’. Book here.

The Whirlybird
Sunday 20 October 2019
Two shows: 11am & 2pm.
An uplifting theatre show for children aged 3-7, featuring movement, music, bird song, puppetry and lots of things that spin! Performance takes place in the level 1 foyer. Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
The Night Watch
Tue 15 to Sat 19 October 2019
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
London in the 1940s. A time when hearts beat faster and life burned more brightly. A tender, tragic and beautifully poignant portrait of four ordinary people caught up in the aftermath of an extraordinary time. Hattie Naylor creates a gripping and theatrically inventive adaptation of this great modern novel. From the team behind Birdsong, The Habit of Art and The Importance of Being Earnest. Book here.

Leith Theatre
28 – 30 Ferry Road, EH6 4AE
Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 October 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat Sat: 2.30pm.
B2 Productions present RENT. Book here.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
The King and I
Wednesday 16 – Saturday 26 October 2019
Evenings Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds 23, Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.

The Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s great collaboration tours with a 50 strong cast and full orchestra. A sight to behold. Book now.

Rose Theatre
204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ.
You Choose
Saturday 19 October 2019
Two shows: 1pm & 3pm.
Nonsenseroom Productions (producers of Hairy Maclary and Friends, and Shark in the Park) present the stage version of You Choose by Nick Sharatt – an interactive show for the whole family where you the audience get to choose the show location, characters, costumes and much more! Book here.

The Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Tricky Hat presents The Flames
Saturday 19 October 2019
Two shows: 3pm & 7pm.
The Flames will reignite in a striking, innovative mix of film, music and performance presenting a fresh look at how we age. Exploring themes of love, death and how to rule the world in 6 days, this unique performance of devised work takes inspiration from everyday life, challenging pre-conceived ideas of how older people think, and what they aspire to. Book here.

Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: The Sweetest Growl
Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 Oct 2019
Daily 1pm; Fri 7pm [T2]
In the 1950’s, Gorbals-born Mary McGowan was the sensational singer with cult Scottish jazz band The Clyde Valley Stompers. She was reckoned by Louis Armstrong to have one of the best voices in the business. However, at the height of her fame, she gave it all up to become a Glasgow housewife. But did she have any regrets? Book here.

The Panopticon
Friday 11 – Saturday 19 Oct 2019
Daily: 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. [T1]
A snarling counterculture outlaw, a bohemian philosopher in sailor shorts. Fifteen-year-old Anais Hendricks is smart, funny and fierce. She has also been let down by about every adult she has never met. Sitting in the back of a police car she is taken to the Panopticon, a young offender institution. A visceral, bloody and brutal testament to life and friendship. We have a new kind of heroine for the 21st century. Book here.

Build A Rocket
Wednesday 16 – Thursday 17 Oct 2019
8pm [T2]
Yasmin is a bright 16-year-old from a small seaside town. In an instant, her life is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant with her son, Jack. Suddenly her Scarborough isn’t sandcastles, arcades, and donkey rides. Abandoned by both the father of her child and her alcoholic mother, Yasmin faces one of life’s great challenges completely alone – it’s just Yasmin and Jack against the world. Book here.


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