On Stage Next Week

Listings for the week: Monday 25 September – Sunday 1 October 2023:

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

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU

Butch Ado About Nothing (Grace Petrie)
Wed 27 Sept 2023.
Evening: 7.30pm. (Upstairs)
Folk singer, lesbian and checked-shirt-collector Grace Petrie has been incorrectly called Sir every day of her adult life, and, having finally run out of things to write whiny songs about, she’s putting down the guitar to try and work out why. Book here.

Totentanz (Shotput)
Thurs 28 – Sat 30 Sept 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm. (Central)
What if, when we die, we don’t need to balance our accounts? What if, instead, we need to make a dance? A dance of death. Totentanz is a new piece of theatre from Shotput that approaches death with celebration and an open heart. Book here.

Church Hill Theatre
33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR.

Up where we belong (Showcase)
Tue 26 – Sat 30 Sept 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm
The annual celebration of all things musical in support of MacMillan Cancer Support from the company with one aim: “to raise funds for charity by staging an annual show offering the highest standard of entertainment and professionalism”. Expect a well-programmed evening of the highest quality. Book here.

The MacDougalls – Space Adventure
Sun 1 October 2023.
One show: 1pm
Join stars of stage and screen, Auntie Aggie and Max, as they fly past the planets on an intergalactic musical expedition! From a sunny stop on Mercury, to a meeting with a Martian, there’s so much to do and see on this trip of a lifetime in the homemade rocket ship!. Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.

2.22 A Ghost Story
Tue 26  – Sat 30 September 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat mats: 2.30pm.
Jenny believes her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam isn’t having any of it. They argue with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren and new partner Ben. Can the dead really walk again? Book here.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street, EH2 2PQ.

Noble Prospects (Makers)
Thurs 28 Sept 2023 
One show: 6pm.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh celebrates the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell’s iconic tour of Scotland with a script in hand reading by the Makers of Noble Prospects, a new play by Mike Appleby recounting Johnson and Boswell’s journey, encounters and experiences of Scotland in 1773, based on their own words. Followed by a panel discussion. Book here.

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

Coast (PPP)
Tue 26 – Sat 30 Sept 2023.
Matinees: 1pm. (Traverse 2).
Written and directed by Annie George.
Half-siblings, Jay and Kay, are on a road trip travelling overnight from Glasgow. After growing up apart, the recently united pair are heading for the coast down south, to go camping for a few nights and get to know each other better. A poignant and comic drama that veers off course and becomes a journey of self-discovery. Book here.

One of Two (Independent Arts Projects)
Wed 27/Thurs 28 Sept 2023.
Evenings: 8pm. (Traverse 2).
Written by Jack Hunter.
Æ review from EdFringe 2022: ★★★☆☆ Involving.
One-man comedy-drama about two twins growing up with cerebral palsy: Bec (a wheelchair user) and Jack (who walks with a limp). Each twin had a very different experience navigating life.. Book here.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, the Caledonian
Princes Street, EH1 2AB.
Edinburgh Magic
Sats 30 Sept; 7 Oct; 4, 25 Nov; 2, 9, 16 Dec 2023
Saturday evenings: 6pm & 8.30pm (Versailles Suite)
Æ Review: ★★★★☆ Rosy
Kevin Quantum performs an hour of magic that’s fooled some of the most brilliant and creative people ever to have lived, often times with strong links to Edinburgh and Scotland. An elegant, intimate and quite astonishing evening of magic, mystery and wonder in one of Edinburgh’s most historic and enchanting hotels. Book here.

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*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.