Studio Theatre Listings

Upcoming shows at the Studio Theatre

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

The Studio. Pic Thom Dibdin

NB: The Studio  has now re-opened in line with Scottish Government advice. Patrons will be asked to check in to Scotland Test and Protect on arrival and everyone over the age of 5 will have to wear a mask while in the theatre. Full details here: welcomeback.

Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.

January 2022

Manipulate: The Chosen Haram
Friday 28 January 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.

This circus piece from Sadiq Ali explores themes of faith, sexuality, addiction and human connection. Blending Chinese pole with visual and physical theatre, it tells the story of two queer men, their chance meeting through a dating app and the social and personal barriers they desire to overcome in seeking happiness and fulfilment. Book here.

Manipulate: Birdie
Sat 29 January 2022 Cancelled due to Covid.

Manipulate: After Metamorphosis
Sat 29 January 2022
Matinee: 4pm.
Lewis Sherlock with a high-octane, visceral reworking of Kafka’s classic tale that weaponises the surrealism of the original text into a wild rumpus; a satire of conformity. In a world of political and ecological turmoil, where unfathomably large corporations control everything and our food supply chain is in jeopardy, are we just workers for the hive? Are we all Gregor Samsa? Tickets and details.

Manipulate: Eat Me
Sun 30, Mon 31 January 2022 
Evening: 8pm.
Part of the Manipulate festival. Loud dress, no shoes – Prey slips in the rain, every raindrop a tooth. The Man, watching his neighbours from the shadows of his flat, sees breakups, group sex, a dog die and revive, and her – melancholic, solitary. For Predator nothing will ever be the same again. Book here.

February 2022

Manipulate: Short & Sweet
Thurs 3 Feb 2022 
Evening: 7.30pm.
Part of the Manipulate festival. Created by Eleanor Perry & Daniel Hay-Gordon, this thoroughly modern variety show mixes dance, drag, lip-syncing and satire. Brings a host of famous and infamous characters to life: Sid Vicious, Twiggy, Grace Jones, Rasputin, Edith Sitwell and everyone’s favourite avant-garde duo, John Cage & Elaine Paige. Includes a preview of new work inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, commissioned by the Noh Reimaged Festival. Book here.

Manipulate: (Le) Pain
Fri 4 February 2022 
Evening: 8pm.
Part of the Manipulate festival. (le) Pain is about breadmaking, physical heroics, growing up queer in a boulangerie in the south of France, endings and new beginnings. It involves circus, dance, storytelling, Béarnaise folklore video, karaoke and laughter. Book here.

May 2022

Keepers of the Light
Fri 6/Sat 7 May 2022
Evenings: 8pm.
December, 1900. Three keepers disappear from their post on the Flannan Isles lighthouse, 20 miles west of the Outer Hebrides. What happened to the men has never been answered, and becomes the talking point for three technicians who find themselves stranded on the remote station. Book here.

Though This Be Madness
Sat 21/Sun 22 May 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat Mat: 10.30am.
How can we nurture our collective sanity? Desperate to Stay On the Ball, a recovering mum and love-struck, sleep-deprived teat attempts to… finish a sentence. Unable to reach her sister Ophelia, wrestling a psychosis, she stitches together a fractured fiction told through poetry and performance. Book here.

The Odd Couple
Wed 25 – Sat 18 May 2022
Wed – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm.
Two friends, both in failing marriages, share a flat. One is disorganised and messy – the other wants to restore order in his own life and for his friend. Leitheatre present Neil Simon’s classic of a “marriage of friends” who hilariously negotiate their differences with rage, frustration, wilful acts, but ultimately with affection. Book here.