Listings 4 – 11 November 2018

Nov 4 2018 | By More

Listings for week ending Sunday 11 November 2018:

There’s a strong musical presence in Edinburgh’s stages this week, with Verdi, Sondheim and The Tiger Lilies all being heard in shows that are old, modern, and brand sparkling new.

Those old comedy pros Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer are in town with Vulcan VII, the Playhouse is given over to one-nighters (well, the Proclaimers get two, but they’ve been sold out for months, for some reason) and a wee Puffin flies into the Netherbow.

Nigel Planer and Adrian Edmondson in Vulcan VII. Pic Nobby Clark

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Into The Woods 
Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 November 2018 
Evenings: 6.30pm. Sunday matinee: 1pm also.
Carey Irving and Sarah-Louise Donnelly direct Le Petit Verre’s production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s modern classic. The fairy tales we all know and love are intertwined and followed them past their usual conclusions (and outcomes) into the unknown. Click here to book.

Bedlam Theatre
11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
Bloody Wimmin
Tuesday 6/Wednesday 7 November 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm.
The EUTC present ex-bedlamite Lucy Kirkwood’s funny and fascinating look into the lives of women who have furthered environmental causes in the past 50 years. Click here to book.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Scottish Opera: Rigoletto
Fri 9, Sun 11, Thu 15 & Sat 17 November 2018
Evenings (not Sun): 7.15pm; Matinee Sun: 3pm.
Award-winning director Matthew Richardson (The Devil Inside 2016) and Olivier Award-winning designer Jon Morrell revive their powerful production of Verdi’s masterpiece. Set in a dark and dangerous underworld where cruelty and inhumanity are rife, the opera tells the tragic tale of seduction, revenge and a father’s suffocating love for his only daughter. Click here to book.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Vulcan 7
Mon 5 – Sat 10 November 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer shot to fame with The Comic Strip Presents…and as Vyvyan and Neil in the massive cult classic The Young Ones. They co-star in this hilarious new comedy about the actor’s life, which they have also co-written.  Click here to book.

Leith Theatre
28-30 Ferry Road, Leith, EH6 4AF.
The Last Days of Mankind
Sat 10 – Fri 16 November 2019
Sat 10 (preview) & Tue 13 – Fri 16: 7.30pm; Sun 11: 6.30pm.
One hundred years after the Armistice, Leith Theatre presents Karl Kraus’s contemporary satirical account of World War One, performed by an international cast and with live songs from The Tiger Lilies. Written in the cafes of Vienna, Kraus used contemporary accounts, newspaper reports and political speeches to create a picture of World War One as it happened. News preview: New Show for Leith Theatre.  Click to book.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
The View from 2038
Saturday 10 November 2018
Twice: 1pm and 7pm. Both performances followed by Talk Show.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Lyceum Youth Theatre, artistic director David Greig commissioned five plays from emerging playwrights, to be performed by young people and seeking to answer the question of what the world will look like in 2038. After the interval at each performance there will be a unique Talk Show, chaired by David Greig, and discussing the issues raised in the plays.  Click to book.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall
36 Dalmeny St, EH6 8RG
The Journey
Saturday 10/Sunday 11 November 2018.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
A fearless, intense and immersive production from Badac Theatre, focusing on the experiences of refugees from across the globe. Using extensive research in The Lebanon and camps on the Syrian border, as well as with UK refugee communities and support organisations, The Journey tells of the emotional, psychological and physical effects experienced by those forced to flee their homes.  Click to book.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Maximum RnB with The Manfreds
Monday 5 Nov 2018.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Sixties luminaries The Manfreds, PP Arnold and Zoot Money with an evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia.  Click here to book.
Joe Lycett: I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett
Wednesday 7 Nov 2018
Evening: 8pm.
Brand new stand-up tour, where Joe Lycett will be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently.  Click here to book.
The Proclaimers
Friday 9/Saturday 10 Nov 2018
Doors: 7pm.
Thirty one years on and the boys are still going strong. Click here to book.
Noel Fitzpatrick is the Supervet
Sunday 11 Nov 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
Noel says Welcome To My World with an immersive experience, which will transport him into a virtual theatre thanks to the very latest in creative technology, allowing him to illustrate some of his remarkable techniques. Click here to book.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Netherbow Theatre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR Box Office: 0131 556 9579
Saturday 10 November 2018
Matinee only: 11am.

Why do clouds multiply in inexplicable ways? Why do sand eels just disappear from the sea? In an uncertain world, a girl meets a puffin and a puffin meets a girl. Through their friendship they learn how to deal with change, even climate change. Snap Elastic present a classic ‘girl meets puffin’ story for everyone over seven years.  Click to book.

The Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Oh! What a Lovely War
Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 November 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.

“There was a front but damned if we knew where.” One hundred years since the guns fell silent Captivate Theatre presents Joan Littlewood’s pioneering musical. Lest we forget…  Click to book.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Tue 6 – Wed 7 Nov 2018
Evenings: 8pm.
Today the Council is coming to clear Magda’s house. She must find a way to deal with the constant shifting of stuff in her house and her head, as she revisits the past and struggles with the present to find a way to face the future.  Click to book.
The Last Witch
Wed 7 – Sat 10 Nov 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
A rich, poetic tale full of ambiguity and suspense, The Last Witch reimagines the true story of the alleged Witch of Dornoch. Did Janet Horne actually practise witchcraft? Or was she really a free-thinking woman, ahead of her time?  Click to book.

Tynecastle Park
Tynecastle Park, Gorgie Road, EH11 2NL
A War of Two Halves
Friday 2 – Sunday 11 November 2018
Twice daily (Not Mon 5, Sat 10): 6pm & 8.30pm.
Based on the WW1 story of McCrae’s Battalion, this promenade production staged in the stands and dressing rooms of Tynecastle Park relates the story of the Hearts team which went to war along with many players from other teams and football supporters. Revival of the EdFringe production reviewed here: ★★★★★ Devastating emotion.  Click to book.


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