Listings Mon 30 Sept – Sun 6 Oct 2019

Sep 29 2019 | By More

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week

Plenty good things to see this week, with the return of Annie to the Playhouse and a very well received piece of Lunchtime theatre at the Traverse.

There’s the last chance to see David Greig’s adaptation of Solaris at the Lyceum and, most intriguingly, a performance of W.S. Gilbert’s one act comedy in a pub…

Roy Hudd, staring in A Woman of No Importance at the King’s this week. Pic: Robert Day

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
The Stornoway Way
Thursday 3 October 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Adapted by Kevin MacNeil from his best-selling novel, The Stornoway Way is full of wit and wisdom, both a romantic evocation and a scabrous critique of the Isle of Lewis – “a great and symbolic chip off Scotland’s shoulder.” With a variety of voices from Lewis and a musical soundtrack featuring original and traditional songs in Gaelic and English. Book here.

Funbox: The Space Race
Sat 5/Sun 6 Oct 2019
Two shows daily: 1pm & 3.30pm.
Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo as part of the crew of the Starship FUNBOX as they take a space odyssey across the universe to explore strange new worlds and dimensions on their galaxy hopping quest to find their keys. Find out if the moon is really made of cheese? What is the stinkiest planet? Where are the friendliest aliens? Book here.

The Canon’s Gait
232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ
Creatures of Impulse
Wednesday 2 and Friday 4 October 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm.
All In One Productions present W.S. Gilbert’s one act comedy. A fairy has grown sick of being good all the time and decides to have her own fun. Anyone who tries to get in her way has a spell cast on them making them act under an irresistible impulse to behave in the opposite way of their natural personality. This is a free event, no cost, no tickets! Details here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
An Audience with Elaine C Smith
Fri 4 October 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Elaine C Smith fresh from her BAFTA award winning performance as the unhinged Christine in the BBC2 hit sitcom Two Doors Down and her RTS award for the STV production Burdz Eye View returns to the stage with her hugely successful one woman show. Smith presents a sparkling mix of intelligent stand-up, storytelling, music and occasional outbursts of communal singing with a couple of more than interesting guests plus there is even a chance to question the woman herself. Not to be missed! Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
A Woman Of No Importance
Tue 1 to Sat 5 October 2019
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. In A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama created a vivid new theatrical voice. Directed by Classic Spring’s Artistic Director, Dominic Dromgoole, and starring the much-loved television and theatre star, Liza Goddard. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.
By David Greig, adapted from Stanisław Lem’s novel
Directed by Matthew Lutton
September 12 – October 5 2019.
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat (not 15): 2pm.
Within hours of arriving on a space station in orbit around the mercurial planet Solaris, psychologist Kris is troubled by the evasive habits of her fellow scientists who each seem haunted by ghosts. It’s not long before she herself is confronted by the spectre of an old love. Book here.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
Mon 30 Sept – Sat 5 Oct 2019
Daily: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
See our news story: Lesley Joseph for Miss Hannigan.
In 1930s New York, brave young Annie lives in misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. But spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas… Book now.

Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: The Signalman
Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 Oct 2019
Daily 1pm; Fri 7pm [T2]
Winter 1919. Thomas Barclay is transported back in time, to the night when he was the Signalman who sent the Edinburgh/Burntisland train onto the Tay Rail Bridge, 40 years before. Who is responsible when accidents occur? Why is there a difference between what we feel and what we know? Why do we need somebody to blame… even if it’s ourselves? Book here.

Clybourne Park
Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 Oct 2019
7.30pm [T1]
How many white men does it take to change a lightbulb? It’s 1959 and President Eisenhower is in the White House. Bev and Russ are moving after the tragic death of their son, and they have inadvertently sold their house to the neighbourhood’s first black family. Fifty years later, in 2009, with the first Black President just having taken office, a young white couple buy the same house in what is now a predominantly black neighbourhood. A razor-sharp satire about the politics of race. Book here.



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