Listings: Mon 25 – Sun 31 March 2019

Mar 24 2019 | By More

On stage this week

There is a proper plethora of brilliant theatre on in Edinburgh this week, with over 20 productions of various kinds to tickle your tastes.

Assembly Roxy
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU. Phone booking: 0131 623 3030
Leyla Josephine: Daddy Drag
Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm (Downstairs).
This is a show about dads. Good dads, daft dads, dads who wear slogan t-shirts, dads that put on barbecues, dads that tell dads jokes, dads that are bad at dancing. This is a show about dads who are absent and dads who are not very good dads at all. Daddy Drag asks us to consider how the relationships with our fathers affect us for the rest of our lives. What are the imprints they leave behind? Book here.

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist
Wednesday 27 March 2019
Evenings: 7.45pm (Central).
The debut stand-up hour from the multi award-winning co-writer of The Vicar of Dibley. A one man show about the therapeutic power of comedy from a man who is not contagious but he is still worth catching. Book here.

Bedlam Theatre
11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
The History Boys
Wed 27 – Sat 30 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm
Alan Bennett’s classic play about an unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he’s a fool. Book here.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Friday 29 March 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Light hearted with something for all the family, Heroes mixes aerial skills with dance theatre and contemporary circus. Asking profound universal questions with humour, straight talking and lots of moving, we follow the journey of the two performers as they navigate their way through the world of idolising and being idolised. Tony Mills of Room 2 Manoeuvre and Jennifer Paterson of All or Nothing form a creative partnership, adding performer Beverley Grant into the mix. Book here.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Cavalleria Rusticana
Wednesday 27 – Sat 30 March 2019.
Wed 27, Fri 29: 7.30pm; Mat, Sat 30: 4pm.
Kally Lloyd-Jones directs this production of Mascagni’s tale of jealousy and revenge in rural Italy. Alistair Digges conducts. This intense and passionate opera features rising stars Melanie Gowie, Thomas Kinch and Arthur Bruce with guest dancers from Company Chordelia.  Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
In The Willows
Wed 27 – Sat 30 March 2019
Evenings 7pm, Matinee Sat 2pm.
The classic story – remixed! With epic show tunes and killer beats, Metta Theatre bring the Wind in the Willows popping and locking into the twenty first century in an extraordinary new hip-hop musical. Featuring fast bikes, fierce moves and fabulous vocals. Book here.

Remembering The Movies
Sunday 31 March 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
 very own Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara are back on tour with a brand new show, a ride through some of the most successful, Oscar winning and most memorable films of all time from the Golden Age of Hollywood through to the modern mega musical. Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
The Girl on the Train
Mon 25 – Sat 30 Mar
Evenings 7.30pm. Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears… Samantha Womack stars in this adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ novel that will keep you guessing until the last moment. Book here.

An Audience with Simon Reeve 
Sun 31 March 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Simon Reeve’s first-ever theatre tour will feature the world-famous BBC TV presenter and journalist recount tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet. 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.

North Edinburgh Arts
15a Pennywell Road, EH4 4TZ Box Office: 0131 315 2151
Rouse Ye Women
Friday 29 March 2019
Evening: 7pm.
Townsend Theatre Productions make a welcome return with a new folk-song opera that tells the story of Mary Macarthur and the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath, and shares the story of the lives of the workers and campaigners through rousing, heartfelt traditional song and music. Book here.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
The Solid Silver 60s Show
Wednesday 27 March 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
The original sixties show with classic hits performed by the original hit makers. This year it’s Peter Noone, Brian Poole and Dave Berry with Vanity Fare. Book now.

Wannabe – The Spice Girls Show
Saturday 30 March 2019 
Evening: 7.30pm. 
Featuring the greatest Spice Girls hits, this musical celebration recreate the era of Girl Power from the chart stomping Spice Up Your Life through to the hip-shaking Who Do You Think You Are? Book now.

St Cecilia’s Hall
50 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG
Saturday 23 – Monday 25 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
The EUTC presents the UK premiere of this critically acclaimed and bracingly funny play by Philadelphia playwright James Ijames. The play tackles race, gender and the place of art in an absurdly divided society. Book here.

Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Get a Life!
Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 March 2019
Evenings 7.30pm
John Shedden and Finlay McLean (plus skeleton!) perform a series of weird and wonderful sketches, so wacky and off-the—wall, they boggle your mind! You’ll meet a variety of hilarious characters from the land of the living (and the dead). Book here.

1 Summerhall Square, EH9 1PL.
Aulos: Double bill
Thursday  28 – Saturday 30 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Aulos Productions celebrates its fifth anniversary with a double-bill revival or expanded versions of the critically-acclaimed Women of the Mourning Fields (Æ review: ★★★★☆ Ambitious historical drama) and “Antigone na h’Éireann (Æ review: ★★★☆☆  Intriguing modernisation). Book here.

Teviot Debating Hall
Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ
Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 March 2019.
Tue/Wed, Fri/Sat: 7.30pm;
Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
EUSOG with Gilbert and Sullivans operetta telling the story of the banished fairy Iolanthe and her half fairy, half mortal son, Strephon – a satire on many aspects of British government, law and society. Book now.

Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404.
We Are All Just Little Creatures 
Thurs 28 – Sat 30 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat Sat: 2.30pm (Trav 1) 
We Are All Just Little Creatures celebrates the weird and wonderful things about being alive. We’re all born and we all die but so much else that connects us happens in between…Book here.

(Can This Be) Home
Thurs 28 Mar 2019
Evening: 8pm (Trav 2)
Half music gig, half spoken word, (Can This Be) Home, a show literally in the making since the summer before the EU referendum, takes stock of where we are now. Can we ever feel at home again? Book here.

Wee Red Bar
Lady Lawson Street, EH3 9DF
Edinburgh Alternative Theatre Festival
Wed 27 – Sat 30 March 2019
Join Theatre Paradok for the first Edinburgh Alternative Theatre Festival. This four day event at The Wee Red Bar fosters new writing, devising and physical theatre. It is a space for experimentation, inclusivity and creativity. Besides the performances listed below there are workshops and an open mic session. Further details.
Wed 27 – Sat 30: 7.30pm
New devised theatre that exposes the magical realism of everyday lives. Five characters explore the human condition through the metaphor of their mythological existence. Book here.
Upside Down
Thurs 28 – Sat 30: 6pm.
A new play by Sekai Waterman explores the definitions of relationships, genders and mental conditions. Further details.
Urban Inferno
Thurs 28 – Sat 30: 9pm.
A comedy about lust,, greed and anger in the age of the internet. Very loosely based on Dante. Book here.
Soup Group
Sat 30: 4.30pm
Phil O’Shea and James McIntosh are trying to warm up the audience. To that end, they will make a soup. Book here.



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