Listings Mon 22 – Sun 28 April 2019

Apr 21 2019 | By More

On Edinburgh’s Stages This Week

Happy 21st birthday to LYAMC, which is celebrating up at the Church Hill with This Is Us for a three night run in what is otherwise a slightly limited week of theatre.

If you want to see the RSC’s rather excellent production of Matilda the Musical, this is its final week at the Playhouse so get booking fast, particularly if you want to see it on Saturday 27, when there are just three seats at the Matinee and a dozen in the evening show.

Best availability is Monday to Wednesday, when you can still get decent seats. There is rather less choice on Thursday and Friday. Click here for further details and to book.

Helen Logan, Joanne McGuinness, Damian Humbley and Simon Rouse in Local Hero. Pic: Stephen Cummiskey

With Local Hero also close to the end of its run on May 4, seats at the Lyceum are getting like gold dust. No performance is completely sold out – yet – although several have only restricted view seats available. Click here to check availability.

After last week’s triumphant return of What Girls Are Made Of, the Traverse is bringing back Locker Room Talk, the show which confronts misogyny head on with verbatim texts of men talking about women.

The Traverse also has the third of this season’s Play Pie and Pint shows, with the horribly timely The Mack, about the burning down of the Glasgow School of Art.


Click on the name so the show to go to the ticketing site.

Assembly Roxy
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU. Phone booking: 0131 623 3030.
The Wake-Up Call
Thursday 25 April 2019
Evenings: 7pm
Colin McGuire’s serious, urgent, and sharply funny theatre piece centred round the process of sleep. It embraces the restorative properties of a good night’s sleep, whilst acknowledging the increasingly unstable, insomniac qualities of a world that can’t seem to find any lasting peace. Book here.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Sherlock Holmes The Sign Of Four
Friday 26 April 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Sign of Four is brought to life by Blackeyed Theatre in this spectacular new stage adaptation with original live music, stylish theatricality and magical storytelling. The game’s afoot!. Book here.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR.
This is Us (LYAMC)
Thurs 25 – Sat 27 April 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
Come along and join in the fun as the Lothian Youth Arts & Musicals Company celebrates its 21st birthday LY Style! An evening full of song and dance from past, present and future productions! Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
An Evening of Eric and Ern
Wed 24 Apr 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
A show full of Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest. Book here.

In the Night Garden
Fri 26 – Sun 28 Apr 2019
Fri: 1pm & 4pm; Sat/Sun 10am, 1pm & 4pm
Join Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends for a brand new show on their first ever UK theatre tour in 2019. 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.
Locker Room Talk 
Tue 23 – Wed 24 Apr 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm (Trav 1) 
Following overwhelming response from previous runs at the Traverse Theatre, Abbey Theatre, Latitude Festival and The Scottish Parliament, Locker Room Talk returns to continue a conversation about misogyny and masculinity which has become even more urgent since its premiere. Book here.

PPP: The Mack 
Tue 23 Apr 2019 – Sat 27 Apr 2019
Lunchtimes Tue – Sat: 1pm; Fri evening: 7pm (Trav 2). 
Ninety years after his own demise, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s internationally acclaimed masterpiece lies in ruins. For the second time in four years a fire has torn through Glasgow’s most venerable building. Should we save the Mack or just let it go? Are there really things “more precious more beautiful – more lasting than life itself?”. Book here.

PASS Out 2019 
Thurs 25 Apr 2019
Two performances: 5pm & 8pm (T2) 
Edinburgh College’s Performing Arts Studio Scotland returns to the Traverse with their end of year showcase. Book here.



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