On Stage Next Week

Listings for the week: Monday 22 – Sunday 28 April 2024:

For the following week’s listings, look here: On Stage the Following Week.
The current week’s listings are here: On Stage This Week.

Click on the name of the show or the Book here link to go to its ticketing site.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Run ends – Sat 27 April 2024
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm (+Tue 3 April)
Æ Review: ★★★★★ The storm’s eye.
The story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today. Book here.

Hill Street Theatre
19 Hill Street EH2 3JP.

Cyrano de Bergerac (Arkle)
Wed 24 – Sat 27 April 2024.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Swordsman, Philosopher, Poet, Raconteur… Cyrano de Bergerac is all these things, but none of them makes him happy. What he desires above all is the love of the beautiful Roxane. But his problem is as plain as the nose on his face. Surely he is too ugly ever to be loved? Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.

In aid of The Lyceum: An evening with… Ian Rankin
Mon 22  April 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.
An evening with Sir Ian Rankin, in aid of The Lyceum, hosted by our Artistic Director, David Greig. In this special one-off event as part of our ‘Evening with…’ fundraising series, we will get an intimate and personal insight into Sir Ian’s writing, and his career. Prepare your burning questions as afterward there will be an engaging Q&A session. Book here.

The Girls of Slender Means
By Gabriel Quigley, adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark
Sat 13 April – Sat 4 May 2024
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Weds & Sat: 2.30pm.
Set in the summer of 1945, in a hostel for the ‘Pecuniary Convenience and Social Protection of Ladies of Slender Means below the age of Thirty Years, who are obliged to reside apart from their Families in order to follow an Occupation in London.’, The Girls of Slender Means follows the adventures of the women who live there. They do their best to act as if the war never happened. But behind the girls’ giddy literary and amorous explorations hides an exquisite fragility and sinister peril, as they strive to survive ‘when all the nice people were poor’. Book here.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014

Madagascar the Musical
Thurs 25 – Sat 27 April 2024
Thurs/Fri: 7pm. Sat: 11am & 3pm.
Join all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Book here .

Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High St, EH1 1SR. Phone booking: 0131 556 9579

Tue 23 April 2024.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Page2Stage is back at the Storytelling Centre, with another exciting line up of new writing. Showcasing extracts from four brand new plays read in front of a live audience, and industry panel providing dramaturgical feedback giving a rare insight into the creative process. You will then have a chance to carry on discussions, meet the team, writers and actors in the comfort of the Storytelling Centre bar. Book here.

Elegies (Pomegranates 2024)
Sat 27 April 2024.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Æ review: ★★★★☆ Evocative and relevant
Weaving together dance theatre, spoken word and live music, this is the first dance adaptation of the poetry book Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica (1948) by Hamish Henderson, Scottish soldier-poet, singer-songwriter and scholar-folk revivalist. Book here.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Rage Room
Sat 27 Apr 2024
Shows at 8pm (Trav 2).
Mhairi Quinn with the second of Tandem Writers’ series of short play reading. Local ‘celebrity’/podcaster/influencer Jos has invited her mum and older sister along as her ‘plus 2’ to sample the delights of Glasgow’s first ever Rage Room. Three women, one rage room, a few baseball bats and a lifetime of things unsaid – what could possibly go wrong? Book here.

Studio Theatre
The Studio, 22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.

*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.