On Stage Next Week

Mar 8 2015 | By More

Listings for week Sunday 19 – Sunday 26 April:

(For the following week’s listings, look here: On Stage the Following Week)

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Oklahoma! (Tue-Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm)

Lucy May Barker as Ado Annie and Gary Wilmot as Ali Hakim in the National tour of OKLAHOMA credit Pamela Raith

Lucy May Barker as Ado Annie and Gary Wilmot as Ali Hakim in Oklahoma! Photo: Pamela Raith

Oh, what a beautiful morning! It’s the big new touring production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s original feel-good musical. Celebrating the vigour of America’s pioneering spirit with classic tunes and boot-stomping dances, Curly and the girl of his dreams, Laurey, travel down love’s highway on an extremely bumpy surrey ride.

Hill Street Theatre
19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP. Phone booking on 0131 332 6150
Under the Blue Sky (Wed 22-Sat 25, 7.30pm)
Three couples, who happen to be teachers, feature in David Eldridge’s intertwined trio of two-handers, best known for its 2008 West End revival staring Catherine Tate. John Lally directs this Arkle Theatre production.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Birdsong (Tue-Sat: 7.30pm, Weds, Sat: 2.30pm)
The hit adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ novel set before and during the Great War follows young Englishman Stephen Wraysford as he embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire in pre-war France. As the war breaks out over the idyll of his former life, Stephen must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme and through the sprawling tunnels that lie deep underground.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
The Venetian Twins (Fri/Sat 7.30pm. Previews. Opens 28 April, ends Sat 16 May)
Carlo Goldoni’s follow up hit to The Servant of Two Masters (recently seen in a new version as One Man, Two Guvnors). Estranged twins, Zanetto and Tonino are unlike each other in every way… except that they look exactly the same. When they both arrive in the same town on the same day each seeking a bride-to-be, romantic entanglements soon become hopelessly confused. Adapted by Tony Cownie, who also directs.

St Columba’s by the Castle
14 Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW.
Uisge-Beatha Gu Leor / Whisky Galore (Mon 20: 7.30pm)
The National Theatre of Scotland, Robhanis and A Play, A Pie and A Pint present a new, Gaelic adaptation of Compton MacKenzie’s novel Whisky Galore, adapted for the stage by Iain Finlay MacLeod and directed by Guy Hollands. This is the only Edinburgh date of the production which is on a month-long tour of the village halls and arts centres across Scotland.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
The Straw Chair Traverse 1 (Thurs-Sat: 7.30pm)
Originally premiered at the Traverse Theatre in 1988, Borderline and Hirtle revive Sue Glover’s captivating play about liberty and love – both lost and found in the most unlikely of settings. It’s a stormy start to an 18th-century marriage for 17-year old Isabel and her minister husband Aneas, arriving from Edinburgh on the remote island of Hirta (St. Kilda).
O is for Hoolet Traverse 2 (Thurs-Sat: 8pm)
Ishbel McFarlane presents collected fragments – stories, interviews, memories, characters and attitudes – to challenge and disrupt our expectations and prejudices about language. By interrogating the history of Scots, and the ways in which it is taught and subdued, the audience is invited to question the way forward for minority languages. Winner of The Arches Platform 18: New Directions Award 2014.

*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 use the contact form here to get in touch.


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