On Stage This Week

March 8, 2015 | By More

Listings for week Sunday 12 – Sunday 19 April:

(For next week’s listings look here: On Stage Next Week)

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (Thurs 16–Sat 18, 7.30pm)
Bertolt Brecht’s comic look at the one of the darkest periods in human history begs the question: What has really changed? In this production from Cobweb Theatre Company (from Queen Margarets Students Union), surveillance comes in many shapes and forms: the cameras aren’t the only ones watching.

Edinburgh Academy
42 Henderson Row, EH3 5BL.
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Weds-Sat: 7.30pm; Fri/Sat: 2.30pm)
Forth Children’s Theatre take on the 2002 musical version of the film about tap-dancing Kansas girl Millie Dillmount who escapes to New York City, bobs her hair (it’s 1922) and sets about marrying for money, not love.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Jenufa (Thurs, Sat: 7.15pm)
Scottish Opera present one of Janacek’s most powerful operas about a young, pregnant but unmarried woman. Inspired by traditional folk melodies and with colourful orchestration and rhythmic bite, the score sweeps the story along with tension, drama and overwhelming emotion

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
The Woman in Black (Tue-Sat: 7.30pm; Weds, Sat: 2.30pm)
Gripping tale of terror finds junior solicitor Arthur Kipps summoned to Eel Marsh House on the wide windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. One of modern theatre’s classic spine-tinglers. Click here for reviews of previous visits

Saint Ninian’s Hall
40 Comely Bank, EH4 1AG.
Tartuffe (Mon-Sat: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm)
Edinburgh Theatre Arts present Roger McGough’s 2008 adaptation of Moliere. An apparent beacon of piety, Tartuffe has manoeuvred his feet firmly under the table in the home of wealthy merchant Orgon.

Saughtonhall Church
Saughtonhall United Reformed Church, 85/87 Saughtonhall Drive, EH12 5TR. Phone booking: 0131 539 0491
Comedy Double Bill (Weds-Fri: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 3pm)
Saughtonhall Drama Group present a double bill of one act plays. Gary Diamond’s 22 Hardcastle Court finds Emily finally leaving home – only to find she has to contend with mysterious calls from Mr X thanks to the actions of her flat’s former owner. Alan Robinson’s farce: Erica And Me, sees single, nerdy Simon hiring an escort to pretend to be his girlfriend. Just to impress his boss, who likes his employees to be family men.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
PPP: Broth Traverse 2 (Tue-Sat: 1pm; Fri 7pm)
Mary is making stock again. Daughter Sheena is no help – as usual. Even granddaughter Ally seems more concerned about her Gran’s state of mind. And nobody’s talking about what’s happened to Grampa Jimmy. Tim Primrose’s wild comedy is set round an Edinburgh kitchen table and directed by Andy McNamee.
Cuckooed Traverse 1 (Wed-Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm)
Following his sell-out Festival 2014 run, Mark Thomas returns to the Traverse with his award-winning one-man show, telling the true story of how he discovered a close friend was spying on him for Britain’s biggest arms dealer.

*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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