Listings Mon 28 Oct – Sun 3 Nov 2019

Oct 28 2019 | By More

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week:

There’s plenty of variety this week, from the dark, emotionally charged
Fibres at the Traverse to political musical Made in Dagenham at the Church Hill and the emotionally bruising Prism at the King’s.

Each of these bring big and important themes to the stage, but there is some light in the darkness, with The Rocky Horror Show dropping in to the playhouse for some high camp roc k’n’roll musical sauciness.

Emmanuel Ighodaro and Demmy Ladipo in Barber Shop Chronicles at the Lyceum. Pic: Marc Brenner


Bedlam Theatre
11B Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ.
Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
Wed 30/Thurs 31 Oct 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Exploring the purgatory between graduation and adulthood, Amy Yeo’s new play follows a group of friends reuniting for their annual Burn’s Night Supper. However, any hopes they have of finding a brief oasis from the realities of post uni-life are dashed by a series of secrets, rumours and revelations Book here.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Beyond the Barricade
Wed 30 Oct 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End in the 20th anniversary tour. Book here.

Rosie Kay’s Fantasia
Fri 1 Nov 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Choreographer of the Fringe sell out, 5 SOLDIERS and hit film Sunshine on Leith, Rosie Kay’s newest work takes ballet and tutus into the 21st century using dance and science to create an exquisite performance of pleasure, beauty and finesse. Book here.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR.
Made in Dagenham
Tues 29 Oct – Sat 2 Nov 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat: Fri 3pm, Sat: 2.30pm.
Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is the uplifting British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas
Wednesday 30 October 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Hannah Gadsby’s tenth solo show was Nanette. It did alright. While Nanette was a random barista, Douglas is a very specific dog, and the only thing they have in common is they’ve inspired Hannah to put pen to paper and turn out a show you couldn’t possibly expect. Hannah found her voice with Nanette, and with Douglas she plans to use it. Book here.

Inala Cancelled
Wednesday 30 October 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
The production of Inala has been cancelled.

Acosta Danza
Fri 1 & Sat 2 November 2019Compañía Acosta Danza - Temporada “Mitos”.
“Rooster” (Estreno en Cuba)
Coreografía: Christopher Bruce
Asistente de montaje: Steven Brett
Música: Canciones grabadas por The Rolling Stones
Diseño de luces: Tina MacHugh
Diseño de vestuario: Marian Bruce / Cristina Giannelli
Carlos Acosta, Marta Ortega, Yanelis Godoy, Julio León, Carlos Luís Blanco, Javier Rojas, Leticia Silva, Yasser Domínguez, Deborah Sánchez, Liliana Menéndez
Teatro Nacional de Cuba, Sala: Avellaneda.
Evenings 7.30pm
International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta brings his critically acclaimed Cuban company to Edinburgh ahead of his exciting appointment as Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet in January 2020. In this programme of new and existing works, Acosta himself makes a guest appearance in Christopher Bruce’s iconic Rooster.  Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Mon 28 October to Sat 2 November 2019
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
The astonishing true story of the man who made Hollywood’s greatest divas beautiful. Robert Lindsay stars in Terry Johnson’s delightfully witty and poignant play based on the extraordinary life of double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff. Book here.

James Acaster
Sunday 3 November 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
James Acaster’s latest show is called Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999. He has his reasons, but if you haven’t already got a ticket you’ll not find out, as he has already sold out. Details.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.
Barber Shop Chronicles
By Inua Ellam
Directed by Bijan Sheibani
October 23 – November 9 2019
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Sat, Wed: 2pm.

Newsroom, political platform, local hotspot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. These are places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling. Book here.
LYT Curtain Raiser: Barber Shop Chronicles
Friday 1 November. 5.30pm.
The Lyceum Youth Theatre with a short performance, created in response to Barber Shop Chronicles. Free. Phone 0131 248 4848 to book.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
The Rocky Horror Show
Mon 28 Oct – Sat 2 Nov
Mon – Thurs: 8pm; Fri/Sat: 5.30pm & 8.30pm.
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns in a production directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp. When their car breaks down in a thunder storm, squeaky clean college kids Brad and his fiancée Janet take shelter in a spooky mansion where they meet the charismatic Dr Frank’n’Furter. Book now.

St Brides Centre
10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ.
Wed 30/Thurs 31 Oct 2019
Evenings: 8pm.
Agnes Sampson is not a witch. At least, not yet. But storms are brewing around North Berwick… Based on the events of the North Berwick witch trials, Jen McGregor’s script performed by Edinburgh Acting School is a tale of magic, monarchs and a murder of crows. Book here.

Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404.
The Monstrous Heart
Wednesday 23 Oct – Saturday 2 November 2019
Tue- Sat: 7.30pm; Mat Thurs 31: 3pm. [T1]
Why would anyone want to get closer to nature? What’s that about? It’s cruel. Vindictive. Mag lives in a rustic cabin in the Canadian wilds, far from neighbours and further from her past. But when her estranged daughter Beth turns up on the doorstep having been freshly released from prison, the past becomes terrifyingly present. And it has teeth.  Book here.

Tuesday 29 – Wednesday 30 Oct 2019
8pm [T2]
A story of love, laughter and the untold legacy of Glasgow’s shipyards. Written by award-winning playwright Frances Poet (Gut), Fibres is a big-hearted and laugh out loud play about what it means to entwine our lives with another, in sickness and in health. A story told by four characters who show a very Glaswegian resilience and wit, the play asks can we ever cut the cords that bind us and who will catch us if we do? Book here.

Hope and Joy
Friday 1 – Saturday 2 Nov 2019
Daily 8pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm. [T2]
Hope’s labour is unusual and uneggspected. Happily, nothing fazes Joy, the hospital cleaner, who helps Hope escape. When Joy is sacked from her job, she moves in with Hope and her swan-boy son, Magnus. Their lives collide in chaos – can they survive this shifting world? A Scotland in a time much like ours, but not quite. Book here.

*NB: This is intended to be a complete listing of all public theatrical productions on in Edinburgh. If you are staging a show which is not listed, or a listing is inaccurate, please get in touch through the contact page, here.


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