On Stage This Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 5 February 2023:

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The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240

MAMA Revue 2023
Thurs 2 – Sat 4 Feb 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sat Mat: 2pm (Theatre).
Join MAMA as they jet set around the world in this musical voyage as they present their Revue 2023. Expect iconic hits such as Viva Las Vegas, Fly Me To The Moon, Jet Set, plus many unique arrangements and surprises. Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
An Inspector Calls
Tue 31 Jan – Sat 4 Feb 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sat mat: 2.30pm.
Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns. Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history,  it  has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.
Macbeth (an undoing)
Zinnie Harris, in a new version after Shakespeare
Sat 4 – Sat 25 Feb 2023
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Weds & Sat: 2.30pm.
Shakespeare’s iconic Lady Macbeth is ruthless and driven, unstoppable in her pursuit of power, yet she quickly descends from strength to despair. Zinnie Harris’ thrilling new version revisits that trajectory asking if we have really heard the full story. Book here.

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

Jersey Boys
Tue 24 Jan – Sat 4 February 2023
Mon- Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat Mat: 2.30pm
Æ review “★★★★☆ Slick and seamless
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard … and the radio just couldn’t get enough of.  But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story – a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Book here .

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

Fri 3 – Sat 4 February 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm.
HIM and HER go way back. Pals since babies and totally inseparable, until they weren’t. Now their 17 and barely recognise each other… Jennifer Adam’s new play for Strange Town is a play about the damaging effects of gender inequality, the truth about consent. The only public dates of a tour of Edinburgh’s schools. Book here .

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

Arthropoda (Manipulate)
Fri 3/Sat 4 Feb 2023
Evenings: 8pm (Traverse 1)
Part of Manipulate Fest 2023
The entrance to a lobster pot never closes; it remains open, but once inside, the lobster just can’t find its way out again. Does it even recognise that it’s in a trap at all?  Paper Doll Militia with a show about how we identify our traps – and if we manage to do so, how we can find ways to escape them. Book here.

*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.