Listings: November 16-22

Nov 16 2015 | By More

Listings for week ending Sunday 22 November 2015

Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Clown Cabaret Scratch Night (Saturday 21: 7.30pm)
Twelve clowns, ranging from the emerging to the established, present new and seasoned ideas in an evening of absurd, thought provoking madnes. List of participating clowns on

Bedlam Theatre
11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
4.48 Psychosis (Wednesday 18/Thursday 19: 7.30pm)
Sarah Kane’s final, dark contribution to in-yer-face theatre follows a fragile woman as she goes through the mental health care service.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Lovers: Winners – Losers (Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21: 7.30 pm)
Leitheatre take on Brian Friel’s early work: a pair of distinct but linked plays which take a bittersweet look at the relationship between romance and the church in 1960s Ireland. Preview: Church Hill Lovers.

A scene from Gang Show 2014. Photo: Glenda Robertson

A scene from Gang Show 2014. See King’s listing. (Photo: Glenda Robertson)

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
King Charles III (Monday 16-Saturday 21: 7.30pm; Matinees: Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm)
The Queen is dead and, after a lifetime of waiting, the prince ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule? Starring Robert Powell as King Charles III in Mike Bartlett’s critically acclaimed new future history play.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Gang Show 2015 (Tuesday 17-Saturday 21: 7pm; matinee Sat: 2.15pm)
The biggest show of the year returns to the King’s. A strong music and skit-based production which has its roots in Music Hall and Variety, featuring a cast of hundreds. Expect very well-drilled performances and exciting arrangements. Æ preview: Gang Show Week!

Netherbow Theatre
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR Box Office: 0131 556 9579
Heaven Burns (Saturday 21: 7.30pm)
Rehearsed reading of a new play by Jen McGregor as part of Previously… the history festival. Based on the true story of Christian Caddell, Heaven Burns is the tale of a 17th century woman who disguised herself as a man in order to hunt witches at the height of the witch craze of the 1660s.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Mack and Mabel (Run ends: Saturday 21 November)
Daily (not Mon 9, Sun 15): 7.30pm; Matinees: Weds & Sat: 2.30pm.
Musical based on the real-life romance between legendary filmmaker Mack Sennett (Michael Ball) and his rising star Mabel Normand (Rebecca LaChance). Hollywood’s golden age, where the fun of the silent screen was dominated by the hysterical chaos of the Keystone Kops and the glamour of the bathing beauties. Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✭✭ Silence is golden

Morticia and Gomez - EUSOG Presents: The Addams Family, A Musical

Morticia and Gomez – EUSOG Presents: The Addams Family, A Musical at the Pleasance

Pleasance Theatre
Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ.
The Addams Family (Tuesday 17-Saturday 21: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm)
Eusog take on the hit musical based on the popular TV series. It’s a nightmare scenario for Gomez Addams. His daughter Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✭✩ Wildly macabre.

St Andrew Square. Box office: 0844 545 8252
Stick Man Live On Stage (Friday 20 November – Tuesday 29 December. Daily, not Mon 11am, Fri-Sun: 1.15pm; Sat/Sun: 3pm)
Scamp Theatre’s adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s book. Touching and funny this award-winning production features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.
Circa: Beyond (Friday 20 November – Sunday 3 January. Daily, not Mon 7.30pm)
Acclaimed international circus company Circa make their Edinburgh’s Christmas debut, having wowed at Edinburgh’s Fringe. Get up close and personal with extraordinary circus performers: enter an intimate, red-curtained realm which is cabaret, zoo, asylum… and a stage.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Two Minute Manifesto (Tuesday 17: 7pm)
If you only had two minutes to persuade an audience to back your idea for changing Scotland, what would it be? With music, poetry and audience participation. This month’s proposers are Alex Massie, Lesley Orr, Joyce McMillan and Christine de Luca. Music from A New International.
Magic Sho (Thursday 19-Saturday 21: 1.30pm (not Thurs), 6.30pm)
Shona Reppe’s new play about a magician and her rabbit goes beyond the realms of pure illusion to use magic to create proper narrative. Aimed at children over six, this is suitable for grown-ups too.
NordDance (Friday 20/Saturday 21: 7.30pm)
A celebration of dance that connects Scotland and the Nordic countries, created and programmed by Dance Base. Two programmes: a quadruple bill on Friday and a triple bill on Saturday.

Wee Red Bar
Lauriston Place, EH3 9DF
One, Two, Three, Yippee (Tuesday 17-Friday 20: 7pm)
A captivating Scottish drama from emerging local company: Blazing Hyena. Featuring live music and a choral narrative it tells of three siblings who are desperate to escape the soulless, suffocating mentality of a dwindling town.

Usher Hall
Lothian Road, EH1 2EA. Phone booking: 0131 228 1155
Royal Marines Band Concert (Saturday 21: 7.30pm)
The Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society provide the choir for this concert from the Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland.
Tonight: A West End Christmas (Sunday 22: 7.30pm)
London’s West End returns to Edinburgh with leading lady Ruthie Henshall joined on stage by Louise Dearman, famous for her role as Elphaba in Wicked, and – making his debut at the Usher Hall – Jon Lee, known for his roles in Les Miserables, Jersey Boys and hit pop band S Club 7.



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