On Stage Next Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 8 October 2017:

For the following week’s listings, look here: On Stage the Following Week.
The current week’s listings are here: On stage this week.
Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
The Ching Room
Thursday 5 & Saturday 7 October 2017.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
A poet rushes into a toilet cubicle in a Sauchiehall Street nightclub only to find it occupied by Darren, who is not so much a drug-dealer as a high priest of the religion of cocaine-induced euphoria.
Welcome My Son
Saturday 7 October 2017.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
A unique interpretation of Frankenstein; as told through the monsters’ eyes. The piece explores themes of isolation, loneliness, conformity and prejudice, themes that are just as culturally and politically relevant as they were 200 years ago.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Streetcar Named Desire
Tue 3 to Sat 7 October
Rapture Theatre, presents a sultry new production of an iconic theatrical classic. Fading southern rose: Blanche DuBois, seeks solace with Stella, her sister, after her world crumbles. But her downward spiral brings her face-to-face with Stella’s husband: the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Cockpit
Fri 6 – Sat 28 Oct.
Previews: Fri 6, Sat 7, Mon 9.
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2pm.
Enter the foyer of the Lyceum in 2017 – but take your seats in Germany, 1945 in a provincial playhouse being used as a makeshift transit camp for displaced persons from across the continent. The whole theatre becomes a stage and all of Europe the actors in this revival of Bridget Boland’s explosive 1947 drama.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Sunset Boulevard
Tue 3 – Sat 7 Oct.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees: Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond (Ria Jones), lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer, Joe Gillis (Danny Mac), on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. The Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning adaptation.

The Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
The Sunshine Ghost
Thurs 5 – Sat 7 Oct.
Evenings: 7.30pm (Preview Thurs)
A new musical from Andy Cannon and Richard Ferguson, directed by Ken Alexander. The Sunshine Ghost tells the comic tqle of the acquisition of Castle MacKinnon by a love-struck billionaire. Brought brick by brick from a remote rocky outcrop on a small Scottish Island all the way to Florida, they soon discover that the castle’s previous owner has not quite ‘left’ the building…

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
PPP: Pleading
Tue 3 – Sat 7 October 2017
Lunchtimes: 1pm, evening performance Friday 6 only: 7pm.
Freya and Michael have been travelling around the world, celebrating their freedom before University. Everything had been going reasonably well, until they are arrested at customs. Now they find out the choices they face; pleading guilty or innocent.
Jury Play
Tue 3 – Sat 7 October 2017.
Evenings: 8pm.
Inspired by the pioneering work of Dr Jenny Scott, this immersive co-production from Grid Iron and the Traverse transforms Traverse 1 into a courtroom where barriers are deconstructed and jurors take centre stage. Peter the Judge is disaffected. For years he has watched as the jurors struggled with understanding the complexities of evidence and cross-examination. Maybe it’s time for a change, for an experiment in democracy.

*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.