Listings: Mon 16 – Sun 22 Sept 2019

Sep 15 2019 | By More

On Edinburgh’s Stages This Week.

Plenty good theatre in Edinburgh this week, with Solaris continuing at the Lyceum and that Mamma Mia! opening at the Playhouse.

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

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Clybourne Park
Friday 20 September 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Rapture Theatre with Bruce Norris’s razor-sharp satire about the politics of race. It’s 1959, Eisenhower is in the White House and Bev and Russ have inadvertently sold their house to the neighbourhood’s first black family. Fifty years later, with the first Black President just having taken office, a young white couple buy the same house in what is now a predominantly black neighbourhood. Book here.
The Chosen
Saturday 21 September 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
World premiere tour of the new show from Scotland’s acclaimed Company Chordelia, The Chosen is a deeply personal reflection on how we experience the time left to us, created and directed by Kally Lloyd-Jones. Book here.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR.
Showcase 2019
Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 September 2019
Wed – Sat: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.
With a cast of over sixty top performers and a fabulous fourteen piece orchestra, Showcase presents another musical extravaganza with an eclectic mix of songs. Featuring hits from the current award-winning Broadway musicals Kinky Boots and Dear Evan Hansen, as well as classics from the musicals Blood Brothers and Chess. Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Eye Of The Storm
Thurs 19 to Sat 21 September 2019
Evenings 7pm, Matinees Thu & Sat 2pm
Meet Emmie Price. For the last 5 years her life has been a whirlwind. It’s a world torn between caring for her bipolar mum, pursuing a passion for tornados, and proving she’s got what it takes at school. But Emmie knows one day that’s all going to change. One day she’s going to become a storm chaser… in America. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.
By David Greig, adapted from Stanisław Lem’s novel
Directed by Matthew Lutton
September 12 – October 5 2019.
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat (not 15): 2pm.
Within hours of arriving on a space station in orbit around the mercurial planet Solaris, psychologist Kris is troubled by the evasive habits of her fellow scientists who each seem haunted by ghosts. It’s not long before she herself is confronted by the spectre of an old love. Æ review: ★★★★☆ Questioning intelligence. Book here.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
Mamma Mia!
Thursday 19 – Saturday 28 September 2019
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs 26 & Sat: 2.30pm; Sun 22: 3pm.
See our news story here: Mamma Mia! for Playhouse.
It’s a new UK tour of Mamma Mia! And guess what? It kicks off in Edinburgh! Cast features Emma Mullen, Rob Fowler. Sharon Sexton and Toby Miles. Yippee! Book here.

Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Number One Fan
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 Sep 2019
Daily 1pm; Fri 7pm [T2]
Jan McArthur is raging. Her husband just left her for a woman 20 years her junior. She’s lost her job. Her cat just died. And to cap it all, the menopause is on the rampage, leaving her a hot flashing mess. When Jan reads Jack Bonham’s women-hating column, he becomes the embodiment of everything that is wrong in her life. Jan sets out for revenge. Book here.

Black Men Walking
Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 Sep 2019
Daily: 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. [T1]
We walk. Though we are written into the landscape you don’t see us. We walked England before the English. Thomas, Matthew and Richard walk. They walk the first Saturday of every month. Walking and talking. But this walk… Maybe they should have cancelled, but they needed the walk today. Out in the Peaks, they find themselves forced to walk backwards through two thousand years before they can move forwards. Book here.



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