Listings Mon 2 – Sun 8 Oct 2023

Oct 4 2023 | By More

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week?

Plenty, is the answer! The Lyceum opens its 2023/24 season, Sister Act is at the Festival, the Traverse has an urgent new play from Stellar Quines, the Studio has a triple bill of deaf-driven drama, there’s another triple bill (of Tennessee Williams short works) at the Roxy, and, and, and Strangetown is at at the Traverse, showcasing a work that is otherwise touring schools.


Click on the name of the show or the Book here link to go to its ticketing site

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU

A Trio of Tennessee Williams (Fox & Hound Theatre)
Sat 7 Oct 2023.
Evening: 7.30pm. (Upstairs)
Three of Williams’ lesser known works encompasses strong female characters and their entrapment with the poetic writings of a literary giant. Featuring: Ivan’s Widow: A Widow Struggles to differentiate between fantasy and reality. Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen: A couple find themselves in a cycle of deprivation. 27 Wagons Full of Cotton:A disturbing look at abuse and how one woman may find her silver lining.. Book here.

Bedlam Theatre
11B Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ.
Memento Mori (EUTC)
Wed 11 – Sat 14 Oct 2023.
Evenings: 7pm; Sat Mat: 2pm
The studies of Five Edinburgh University history students leads them to find a gravestone in Greyfriars Kirkyard with the inscription ‘Memento Mori’. Their exploration of the phrase forces them to confront personal challenges and embrace the unknown, whilst forging unexpected friendships. Book here.

The Brunton @ Loretto School
Loretto School Theatre, Millhill, Musselburgh. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240

Battery Park (Sleeping Warrior Theatre)
Fri 6 Oct 2023.
This date has been cancelled and all ticket holders contacted by The Brunton.
The tour is scheduled to play the Traverse on Thurs 26/Fri 27 October.
Written and Directed by Andy McGregor

It’s 1992 and Tommy McIntosh is the next big thing in Britpop Britain. His band Battery Park, a raucous female-fronted 4-piece from Greenock are recording their debut album and preparing to tour the country supporting Oasis. But then, out of the blue, they disappear from the scene and are never heard of again. A play with live music from the writer/director of Spuds and Crocodile Rock. Book here.

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

Sister Act
Mon 2  – Sat 7 October 2023
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats: Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
This sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Brace yourselves Sisters: The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical, has been reimagined for the 21st century. Book here.

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

Group Portrait in a Summer Landscape
By Peter Arnott
Wed 4 – Sat 14 Oct 2023
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Weds & Sat: 2.30pm.
This intense and riveting story is set in a Perthshire country house during the Scottish Independence referendum of 2014. It revolves around retired academic and political heavyweight, George Rennie and his fractured family and former students, coming together for a dramatic reckoning. There are secrets to be exposed. Book here.

Studio Theatre
The Studio, 22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000

Wake Up
Tue 3 Oct 2023
One show: 7.30pm.
A triple bill of visual theatre by three trailblazing directors. You’ll be transported to a world torn apart by conflict, to a future impacted by climate change, and to a small flat at the morning after the night before.. Book here.

My Doric Diary
Wed 4/Thurs 5 Oct 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Æ review ★★★☆☆ Affa fine
It’s December 31st, 2010, in Fraserburgh. But all is not sparkly balloons. Daisy is desperate to attend the town’s New Year’s Eve party but Granny will not allow it. After an argument, a disgruntled Daisy locks herself in her room amongst her music and old schoolbooks… Book here.

Boy’s Khaya (Tavaziva Dance)
Sat 7 Oct 2023
One show: 7.30pm.
A mesmerising journey through Bawren Tavaziva’s early life in Zimbabwe told through a combination of contemporary, ballet, and African dance, music and spoken word. Book here.

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

The Sheriff of Kalamaki (PPP)
Tue 3 – Sat 7 Oct 2023.
Matinees: 1pm. (Traverse 2).
Written by Douglas Maxwell

Kalamaki is a tourist trap at the southern tip of the Greek island of Zante – and to Dion, it’s heaven. He came here on holiday thirty years ago and he’s never gone home. A sun-drenched comedy-drama about the myths we tell ourselves about living a “good” life. Book here.

Disciples(Stellar Quines)
Thurs 5 – Sat 7 Oct 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sat mat: 2.30pm (Traverse 1).
By Rachel Drazek and Ellen Renton

A joyful, dynamic show created by an ensemble of women and non-binary performers who identify as D/deaf, disabled and/or neurodiverse. Together they fiercely and honestly bring the stories of their bodies to life through music, movement and words. Book here.

And… And… And… (Strangetown Touring Company)
Fri 6/ Sat 7 Oct 2023.
Evenings: 8pm. (Traverse 2).
Written by Isla Cowan

An urgent new play about the impacts of climate anxiety and the mounting pressures on young people today. Exploring the double-edged power of social media and collective action, this play asks, how do we come together when we feel so much like falling apart? Book here.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, the Caledonian
Princes Street, EH1 2AB.
Edinburgh Magic
Sats 30 Sept; 7 Oct; 4, 25 Nov; 2, 9, 16 Dec 2023
Saturday evenings: 6pm & 8.30pm (Versailles Suite)
Æ Review: ★★★★☆ Rosy
Kevin Quantum performs an hour of magic that’s fooled some of the most brilliant and creative people ever to have lived, often times with strong links to Edinburgh and Scotland. An elegant, intimate and quite astonishing evening of magic, mystery and wonder in one of Edinburgh’s most historic and enchanting hotels. Book here.



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