On Stage The following week

Listings for week Monday 4 – Sunday 10 March 2019:

The current week’s listings are here: On stage this week.
Listings for the coming week are here: On Stage Next Week.
Click on the name of the show to open its ticketing site in a new window.

Assembly Roxy
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU. Phone booking: 0131 623 3030

Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 March 2019
Evenings: 8pm (Snug Bar)
Tragic Carpet’s radical new work, based on detailed research by the Rendition Project, tells of one man’s nightmare experience as the first suspect to be taken into the CIA’s detention programme. First performed at Hidden Door Festival in May 2017 and then at Manipulate Snapshots at the Traverse in February 2018, Rendition has been developed into a full-length work that aims to visualise the research findings using an innovative mix of puppetry, soundscapes and visual theatre. Book here.

Approaching Empty
Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm (Central)
In a scruffy minicab office, Mansha decides it’s time to create his own destiny and offers to buy the business from his lifelong friend Raf. As the realities of the state of the company slowly unravel, these two best friends must confront the difficulties of going into business with those closest to them. By Ishy Din and directed by Pooja Ghai. Book here.

From Morning Sun ’till Dine
Thursday 7 – Friday 8 March 2019
Evenings: 8pm (Downstairs)
Chris, the son of wealthy, middle-class Scots, lives in the basement of his parents’ New Town house with fellow student Paul, a working-class Irishman. Tension arises between the two when Paul begins to suspect Chris is bulimic. Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Dirty Dancing
Mon 4 to Sat 9 March 2019
Mon to Thurs: 7.30pm; Fri: 5pm & 8.30pm; Sat: 3pm & 7.30pm
Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Southern Light: My Fair Lady 
Tue 5 to Sat 9 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
My Fair Lady sparkles with wit, elegance and romance, telling the story of an Edwardian cockney flower girl’s transformation into the pride of London society. Book here.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
Russian State Ballet of Siberia – Giselle 
Thursday 7 March 2019
Evening: 7.30pm. 
The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave. Book now.
Russian State Ballet of Siberia – Swan Lake 
Friday 8 – Saturday 9 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm. 
The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. Book now.

Teviot Debating Hall
Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ
Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 March 2019.
Evening: 7.30pm.
EU Footlights showchoir with their interpretation of the deadly sins, given a positive and enlightening twis as they repurpose the traditional interpretation of the sins to create a compelling and powerful piece of theatrical entertainment, promoting pride of identity, liberation, feminism and mental health awareness.  Book now.

Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Miss Julie
Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 March 2019
Evenings 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
It is the mid-1920s, Scotland, and the General Strike is in full swing. On a stifling Midsummer’s evening – while the protest explodes into dancing outside – Miss Julie, the Laird’s daughter, and John, the Laird’s manservant, reach out to each other. Set alight by the promise of revolution escalating outside, the pair grasp at the possibility of a different life until only one desperate choice remains. Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of August Strinberg.  Book here.

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

The Dark Carnival 
Wed 6 – Sat 9 Mar 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat Thurs 2.30pm (Trav 1) 
A music and theatre spectacle, The Dark Carnival features sixteen performers and musicians who tell the story of newcomers to the afterlife who discover that death is not actually the end. Incredulous at their continuity, they form their own necropolitan community where every night is party night. Created and performed by Vanishing Point and A New International. Book here.

The Funeral Director 
Thurs 7 – Sat 9 Mar 2019
Evenings: 8pm (Trav 2) 
Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn’t always easy, but Ayesha has things pretty sorted. She and Zeyd share everything: a marriage, a business, a future. 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.