Preview and listings: Mon 6 – Sun 12 May 2024

May 6 2024 | By | Reply More

What’s on Edinburgh’s pages this week?

Not a lot, it would seem. EdGAS is celebrating is centenary with a production of The Gondoliers at the Festival Theatre, while the BA students from PASS at Edinburgh College have showcase productions around town as part of GLOW Festival.

It seems that Edinburgh’s theatre has something of a hungry gap, as my old dad would call it; that point when the winter veg was all finished and the summer crop had yet to come into season.

So there is plenty of behind the scenes activity around Edinburgh’s theatre companies. Casting calls for EdFringe shows, both amateur and grassroots, are still ongoing and plenty of companies are in the midst of rehearsals for shows that are to come.


La Belle Angele
11 Hasties Close, EH1 1HJ
Karaoke Karma (PASS)
Thurs 9 May 2024.
Evening: 8pm (doors at 7pm).
Six former colleagues meet for a reunion in a karaoke booth. The mood is tense and as the night unfolds, we learn the truth about each person. But what really happened to Chris? Book here.

Monkey Barrel
Monkey Barrel 4, 9-12 Blair Street, EH1 1QR
Bygones (PASS)
Fri 10 May 2024.
Evening: 8pm (doors at 7pm).
Tread the void and watch your back, it seems somethings can’t be left to lie. Finding peace for those who have passed away will prove to be much more difficult than anyone could have guessed. A tale of ghosts, wraiths, and unfinished business. Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
The Gondoliers (EDGAS)
Wed 8 – Sat 11 May 2024 
Evening: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.
The Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society celebrate their centenary year with an enchanting new production of The Gondoliers – take to the streets of Venice, where love, laughter, and mistaken identities abound. Book here.

Portobello Town Hall
147-149 Portobello High St, Portobello EH15 1AF.
How to Make it Stop (PASS)
Tue 7 May 2024.
Evening: 7pm.
What goes on inside your head? Do you ever find yourself drifting off into your own little world? Drift into a not so little world and see how to make it stop in this ensemble piece from Mind Over Matter. Exploring the themes of over thinking and intrusive thoughts.. Book here.

Studio Theatre
The Studio, 22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Plus or minus 40 winks (PASS)
Wed 8 May 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.
Delves into the complexities of sleep through the lives of Penelope, a sleep yoga tutor, and Cameron, a self-proclaimed ‘insomniac by choice.’ As their clashing ideologies unfold, Penelope’s quest to understand Cameron’s unconventional views leads to unexpected revelations about the importance of rest, the human psyche and family. Book here.

The Collie’s Shed (Shelley Middler)
Fri 10 May 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.
Æ review from EdFringe 2022: ★★★☆☆ Moving Drama
Based in a local Men’s Shed in East Lothian, The Collie’s Shed follows four retired miners as they discover how a review into the policing of the mining strikes in the 80s by the Scottish Government suddenly affects them, their friendships and their relationships. Book here.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, the Caledonian
Princes Street, EH1 2AB.
Edinburgh Magic
Sat: 11 May 2024
Saturday evening: 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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