Listings Mon 15 – Sun 21 April 2019

Apr 14 2019 | By More

On Edinburgh’s Stages this week

There is a surfeit of great theatre on Edinburgh’s stages this week. From Cora Bissett’s What Girls Are Made Of to The Myth of the Singular Moment and Local Hero, music shines through.

Click on the name of the show to go to the ticketing link.

Assembly Roxy
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU. Phone booking: 0131 623 3030.
Ladder to the Stars
Thurs 18 Apr 2019
Matinee: 2.30pm
Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl’s birthday wish . . . she wishes she could dance with the stars. Simon Puttock’s story is adapted and directed for Visible Fictions by Douglas Irvine. Book here.

What I Know (About What My Grandfather Didn’t Know)
Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 April 2019
Evenings: 7pm (Downstairs).
Based on the true story of Sònia’s Great Grandfather. Breaking the silence established three generations ago, Sònia dives into a sea of old photographs, interviews, memories, fantasies, expectations, frustration and answers that awake more questions, to ultimately celebrate lost youth and the path towards finding our own identity while pursued by the ghost of family expectations. Book here.

The Myth of the Singular Moment
Sat 20 April 2019
Evening: 7pm (Upstairs)
Two musician-performers take us on a fantastical journey that links four characters interconnecting tales across the multiverse, in a story that explores an existential conundrum of belief. Somewhere out there, has another version of you followed a better path? Book here.
This performance will be followed by a fundraising ceilidh for Tortoise in a Nutshell, with music from Ulysses Jones and finishing with the music from Myth, played by a seven piece band.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
The Tailor Of Inverness
Thursday 18 April 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Written and performed by Matthew Zajac and inspired by the life of his father, this is a story of the impact of war on ordinary people and families, 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.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR.
Sweet Charity
Tuesday 16 to Saturday 20 April 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
Join Charity Hope Valentine as she searches for love in the strangest places in New York in the Swinging Sixties. Charity is a dancer for money, as unlucky in love as she is in life, but ever hopeful of realising her dreams of romance, a comfortable life and escaping the seedy Fandango Ballroom. Book online.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Abigail’s Party
Tue 16 – Sat 20 April 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Jodie Prenger leads the cast in a brand-new production of Mike Leigh’s comedy classic set in 1970’s suburbia. Beverley and husband Laurence are throwing a party for their newlywed neighbours. Joining them is highly strung Susan whose been banished from the party of her teenage daughter Abigail. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Local Hero
Thurs 14 March – Sat 4 May 2019
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2pm.
A wry comedy about a man who sets out to buy a beach, but ends up losing his heart to a village, Bill Forsyth’s magical Local Hero takes to the stage with new music and songs by the legendary Mark Knopfler.
A co-production with The Old Vic. Book here.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
Matilda The Musical 
Tuesday 2 – Saturday 27 April 2019
Evenings (not Suns): 7.30pm; Matinee Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, this Royal Shakespeare Company production is the story inspired by the book by Roald Dahl.of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Book now.

Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404.
PPP: Lion Lion 
Tue 16 – Sat 20 Apr 2019
Lunchtimes Tue – Sat: 1pm; Fri evening: 7pm (Trav 2). 
George & Joy Adamson, like many others, loved the animal kingdom as much, probably more, than their fellow humans. Camping for years where humans were few, but dangerous wildlife teemed around them. With no mobiles, to relieve isolation, how did they react to the wilderness? Did they conduct themselves like civilised human beings? Or draw from the animals they studied? Book here.

What Girls Are Made Of
Tue 16 – Sat 20 Apr 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm (Trav 1) 
Fresh from an award-winning, sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, performed with a live band, Cora Bissett’s What Girls Are Made Of returns to the Traverse Theatre. Book here.



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