Listings: Mon 21 – Sun 27 February 2022

February 20, 2022 | By More

What’s on Edinburgh’s Stages this week

Damn it, Janet, the Rocky Horror Show is back in town – again – and this time it’s Ore Oduba in the hot seat as Brad Majors.

So too is the National Theatre of Scotland, but with a rather more singular project – the live performance and filming of a sparkling new hybrid production of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. While the Lyceum reopens with its first previews of new play Scent of Roses on Friday.

The Cast of the Rocky Horror Show. Pic: RHS.

On Rocky Horror duty, Strictly Come Dancing winner Oduba has already been getting rave reviews as Brad in the long-running tour ahead of its arrival at the King’s on Monday, alongside Haley Flaherty as Janet.

Elsewhere in the cast, Stephen Webb is Frank, Philip Franks The Narrator and veteran of more than 1800 performances of the show, Kristian Lavercombe reprises his role as Riff Raff. Lauren Ingram is Columbia, Ben Westhea is Rocky and Joe Allen takes on the double role of Eddie and Dr Scott.

The NTS production of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has pretty much sold out as a live performance, with returns only for the three nights at Leith Theatre where the Hybrid production is being recorded. However, it will be available in cinemas across Scotland from Sunday.

dark truths and corruption

This gripping new adaptation of Stevenson is set against the background and backdrop of Victorian Edinburgh, where the wealth of the breweries is contrasted with the poverty of the Cowgate Vaults, exposing an underbelly of dark truths and corruption.

The Lyceum is returning to live theatre with what sounds like a powerful new piece, written and directed by Zinnie Harris which has previews on Friday and Saturday ahead of its opening next week.

Scent of Roses begins with a wife who decides to take her husband hostage to finally have an honest conversation.

This simple, transgressive act of demanding a straight answer sparks a chain of conversations, interrogations, obfuscations and revelations as a circle of connected lives try to work out what is real and find someone they can trust in a post-truth world.

Elsewhere, the Festival Theatre, Playhouse and the Brunton are catching up with a few of the many one-date-wonders whose tours have been put back again and again over the last two years

Listings

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
Jersey Beats: Oh What A Night
Thurs 24 Feb 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
Matt Andrews leads the vocal quartet as tribute to Frankie Valli – telling the story of the band. Comedy host Leye D Johns can’t be kept away from the stage for too long either, bringing a light hearted flavour to proceeding. The Viva showgirls complete the cast line-up bringing the moves of the 60s and 70s to the stage, bringing the era back to life! Book here.

Craig Hill: Pumped
Fri 25 February 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
Get pumped and get partying again as we are delighted to welcome Scotland’s favourite kilty treasure and his hilariously high-octane performances back to The Brunton. Cheeky, irreverent and uproarious live comedy. Book here.

The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Fri 25 – Sat 26 February 2022 – Production cancelled

The Story of Guitar Heroes
Sat 26 February 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
Presented by guitar virtuoso Phil Walker – this show’s extraordinarily talented band uses over 30 guitars to recreate and accurately reproduce the sound and ambiance of each guitar hero. Featuring video footage of historical moments, with state-of-the-art lighting and delivered with a light hearted vibe. Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Burn the Floor
Saturday 26 February 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Kevin Clifton and the sensational worldwide Ballroom dance company Burn the Floor return with a bang in 2022! This fiery, energetic and revolutionary Ballroom production will, once again, set stages alight and show audiences why it is still the world’s leading Ballroom show after more than two decades. Book here.

Ross Noble: Humournoid
Sunday 27 February 2022
Evening: 8pm
What happens when pure comedy takes human form? What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up? Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see it. This is it. Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
The Rocky Horror Show
Mon 21 – Sat 26 Feb 2022
Mon – Thurs: 7.30pm; Fri/Sat: 6pm, 9pm.
Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to the UK in 2021. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp.  Book here.

Northern Ballet’s Pinocchio
Sun 27 February 2022. 
Two Shows: 2pm & 4pm.
In a far away land, a hard-working and lonely carpenter wishes for his puppet Pinocchio to come to life. By the magic of a wishing well his dream comes true. Northern Ballet’s original ballet is based on The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.  Book here.

Leith Theatre
28-30 Ferry Road, Leith, EH6 4AE
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 
Fri 25 – Sun 27 February 2022. 
Evenings: 7pm.
Cinema screenings: Sunday 27 Feb: 7pm.
Within the century-old walls of historic Leith Theatre, something sinister is stirring. A gothic tale of double lives and inner demons, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde takes on its own hybrid identity in this unique retelling from the National Theatre of Scotland. Live performance sold out, details of cinema screenings on Sunday 27 here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.
Scent of Roses
25 February – 19 March 2022
Previews: Fri 25/Sat 26: 7.30pm.
Preview nights for Zinnie Harris’s darkly funny new play about truths, lies and how we tell them. It begins with a wife who decides to take her husband hostage to finally have an honest conversation. This simple, transgressive act of demanding a straight answer sparks a chain of conversations, interrogations, obfuscations and revelations as a circle of connected lives try to work out what is real and find someone they can trust in a post-truth world. Tickets and Details.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
That’ll Be The Day
Mon 21 February 2022
Evening: 7pm.
Rock & Roll variety show with a very special edition of the show, presenting the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring. Book here.

Whitney – Queen of the Night
Wed 23 Feb 2022
Evening 7.30pm.
Celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. Features a sensational line-up of musicians and artists, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level. Book here.

The Magic of Motown
Saturday 26 Feb 2022
Evening: 7.30pm
Celebrate the sound of a generation with one very special night of hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance routines and outstanding musicianship in a live concert spectacular. Book here.

Sing-a-Long-a Greatest Showman
Sunday 27 Feb 2022
Afternoon: 2pm
Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron and hiss Rebecca Ferguson as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud as you want. Book here.

Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody
Sunday 27 Feb 2022
Evening: 7pm.
The live host will warm up your voices in true Freddie Mercury style, teach you some iconic dance moves and show you how to use your interactive prop bags – Then sit back and sing along with the on screen lyrics! Book here.

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