Listings Mon 10 – Sun 16 April 2023

Apr 12 2023 | By More

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week?

The last week of the Easter break marks the arrival of what might be the hottest ticket to come to town this year –  Isobel McArthur’s latest venture into classic adaptations with Kidnapped, at the Lyceum for a limited season.

Elsewhere, Matthew Bourne re-awakens his Sleeping Beauty at the Festival Theatre, the Traverse has the intriguingly titled Sean and Daro Flake It ‘Til They Make It, the big tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory enters its final week at the Playhouse and sparkling new company Never Ending Theatre have bare at Augustine United Church

Malcolm Cumming, Karen Young, Christina Gordon, Isaac Savage, Ryan J Mackay and David Rankine in Kidnapped at the Lyceum. Pic: Mihaela Bodlovic.

At he Lyceum Studio the Lyceum Young Company are presenting The Multiverse is Gay by Lewis Hetherington who said: “I wanted to set the play in Edinburgh, to locate it here in this city and acknowledge and celebrate the richness and breadth of people who live here – in particular the young people.

“Those young people who are navigating the turbulent waters of identity, relationships, sexuality, gender, parties, exams, what to wear, what not to wear, what to do with their lives, and so much more. I also wanted it to feel irreverent and expansive, to celebrate the playfulness, curiosity and energy of young people.”


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

Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL
bare (Never Ending Theatre)
Thurs 13 – Sun 16 April 2023.
Thurs – Sat: 7pm; Sun: 6pm; Sat Mat: 2pm.

Never Ending Theatre, a brand new company “creating accessible and inclusive theatre”, with the contemporary rock/pop musical which follows a group of students at catholic boarding school struggling with their sexuality and identity Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty 
Tue 11 – Sat 15 April 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm, Mats Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty reawakens, celebrating 10 years since its premiere, when it became the fastest selling production in the company’s history. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.

The Multiverse is Gay
A Lyceum Young Company production by Lewis Hetherington.
Tue 11 – Sat 15 April 2023 (Lyceum Studio)
Tue/Wed, Fri/Sat: 7pm, Thurs: 6.30pm; Sat Mat 2pm.
A play for everyone, from every Universe! It’s the last day of school and a raggle-taggle group of friends break into some fancy private gardens to have a party. In a world that feels like it’s falling apart, they are trying to hold themselves together. Others cast them as the outsiders; the geeks, the queer kids, the school dropouts. But they know they are a community, a family. Except for Amber… Book here.

Adapted from RLS by Isobel McArthur with MJ McCarthy
Tue 11 – Sat 22 April 2023
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Weds & Sat: 2.30pm.
A swashbuckling rom-com adventure from the makers of Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of). Nineteen-year-old Davie has never left home, never been kissed and never fired a gun. Armed with nothing but a hand-drawn map, he heads off on an adventure like no other – quickly realising that he has a lot of catching up to do… A National Theatre of Scotland production. Book here.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical
Wednesday 29 March – Saturday 15 April 2023
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7pm; Sun 2 April: 7pm.
Matinees: Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm; Sun: 2pm.

Roald Dhal’s devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectionary wizard Willy Wonka. Using songs from the Warner Bros. film, a book by David Grieg and in a new production by James Brinning with design by Simon Higlett. Book here.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High St, EH1 1SR. Phone booking: 0131 556 9579
The Seven Ravens
Wed 12 April 2023.
One show: 1pm.
Part of Puppet Animation Festival 2023. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name, this tells the story of Ada, a young girl who is unhappy at school. She is visited by a Raven and thrust into a dream world of quests, feathers and a Glass Mountain. Book here.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404.

We Were Promised Honey
Wed 12/Thurs 13 April 2023
Evenings: 8pm (Traverse 2)
A lone performer tells the story of the future of the audience; what’s going to happen to them in the decades, centuries, millenia after the end of this show. Everything has already been decided. This is the story of the end. Book here.

Sean and Daro Flake It ‘Til They Make It
Fri 14 – Sun 23 April 2023.
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Sun 23: 2pm. (Traverse 1).
By Laurie Motherwell
Looking for a way out of their humdrum lives in the outskirts of Glasgow, straight-laced Sean, fresh from dropping out of uni, and the gallus Daro, overflowing with charisma and business ‘acumen’, reckon they can be the dream team of frozen treats. Fuelled by Irn Bru and baccy, the two go from the heady heights of summer to the perilous cold of winter in their slightly clapped-out van of destiny. But surely it’s always ice cream season? Book here.


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