Listings Mon 13 – Sun 19 March 2023

Mar 14 2023 | By More

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week.

There is plenty going on this week, with two big musicals returning to the Playhouse and the Festival theatres, a five star show at the Lyceum and two crackers of amateur theatre at the Church Hill and the Central Hall Tollcross.

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit
Sun 12/Mon 13 March 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sun mat: 2.30pm. (Roxy Upstairs).
Forbidden to leave his country, Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour distilled the experience of an entire generation in a wild, utterly original play. A different actor reads the script cold for the first time at each performance. No No rehearsals. No director. No set. Just the actor and Soleimanpour’s words. Book here.

Thurs 16 – Sat 18 March 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sat mat: 2.30pm. (Roxy Upstairs).
Footlights Showchoir returns with a night of musical theatre, rock and original music celebrating the creative, free spirited and rebellious. Performed by an energetic live band and eighteen strong cast, the show will transport you to an eccletic bohemian bar, and will leave you feeling uplifted. Book here.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240

Sat 18 March 2023.
Evening: 7.30pm (Theatre).
NB Event cancelled due to structural issues at the Brunton. See news story: Brunton temporary closure. Unbecoming will play Summerhall for two nights, Fri 24.Sat 25 March. See next week’s listings for details.

Central Hall
2 West Tollcross, EH3 9BP.
And Then There Were None
Thurs 16 – Sat 18 March 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Strawmoddie Theatre Company with Agatha Christie’s classic adaptation of her own novel. It’s 1939 and ten strangers are summoned to Soldier Island. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland they uncover the purpose of their visit – and the dark secrets that bind them all. Book here.

Church Hill Theatre
33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR.
Brassed Off
Wed 15 – Sat 18 March 2023
Wed – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm.
EPT with Paul Allen’s adaptation of the film screenplay. Grimley Colliery is set to close with 1200 job loses, a dying town and the loss of its brass band. But under the leadership of Danny, coughing with coal-dusted lungs, the band is somehow transformed into British champions with local lass Gloria whipping up the money needed to get them to the Albert Hall. Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

Tue 14 – Sat 18 March 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a multi-talented cast of actor-musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his Texas rockabilly beginnings to international stardom and his legendary final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic death at the age of just 22.  Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.
You Bury Me
By Ahlam, directed by Katie Posner
Tue 7 – Sat 18 March 2023
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Weds & Sat: 2.30pm.
Æ review: ★★★★★ Essential
This story is about a city. A city of exhaust fumes, drunken phone calls, first kisses, hysteria, sweat and laughter. Cairo. Coming of age in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, six young Egyptians navigate friendship, loss and secret Grindr dates in the city that made them. Book here.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014

The Rocky Horror Show
Mon 13 – Sat 18 March 2023
Mon – Thurs: 8pm; Fri/Sat: 5pm & 8.30pm.
Æ review: “★★★★☆ Anything but rocky
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to Edinburgh with all its audience interaction and icy put-downs from your trusty Narrator intact – as Brad and Janet come face to face with that rascally old Dr Frank’n’Furter, Riff Raff and Rocky, himself. Book here.

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

Tue 14 – Sat 18 Mar 2023.
Matinees: 1pm. (Traverse 2).
By Morna Young
Young quine Lisa has been dumped by her best mate for a new man, and she’s raging. That’s their annual holiday to Ibiza out the window, and it’s looking like a summer alone in Aberdeen for poor Lisa. That’s until Lisa’s fortunes change, and she finds herself at a forest sanctuary run by eccentric oracle Babs… but her house on chicken legs isn’t quite the destination Lisa expected… Book here.

Class Act 2023 
Wed 15/Thurs 16 Mar 2023.
Evening: 7.30pm. (Traverse 2).
Traverse Company
Annual script-writing showcase. This year’s scripts have been created by young people from four local secondary schools – Craigroyston Community High School, Craigmount High School, Trinity Academy, Tynecastle High School – and Intercultural Youth Scotland. Each script will be brought to life by a team of professional theatre-makers including directors, actors, filmmakers and musicians. Book here.



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