On Stage This Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 27 May 2018:

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

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Macbeth
Wednesday 23 – Saturday 26 May 2018.
Evenings: 7.30p.
The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group, EGTG, launches its 2018 season with a modern-dress production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Naomi Wallis-Ryder.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Alpha Dance Academy: Around the World
Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 May 2018
Evenings: 7pm, Sat Matinee: 1pm.
Alpha Dance Academy’s annual show featuring an array of talented dancers ranging from the school’s eager 3 year olds to their experienced seniors create a jam packed performance of ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and cheerleading.
Animals
Thursday 24 May 2018
One show: 1.30pm.
Created by Greg Sinclair, this is a show for six year-olds and their families about animals. Big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones. But it is also a show about us, and our emotions. Big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones…

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Takin’ Over The Assylum
Weds 23 – Sat 26 May 2018
Evenings Weds – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat, Mat only: 2.30pm.
When Ready Eddie McKenna, Soul Survivor and double-glazing salesman, arrives to re-launch a defunct hospital radio station in a psychiatric unit, he turns more than the ramshackle station upside-down. EPT take on Donna Franceschild’s bittersweet comedy.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Eugene Onegin
Wed 23, Sat 26, Tue 29 & Thu 31 May 2018
Evenings 7.15pm.
Tchaikovsky and Pushkin: two of Russia’s greatest artists come together in this sweeping tale of unfulfilled love. A lovesick young girl; a cocky young man who thoughtlessly spurns her; a heart-stopping duel between should-be friends. Set in a world full of memories and dreams, where the past is ever present.
Eugene Onegin Unwrapped
Thursday 24 May 2018
Evening: 6pm.
A one-hour taster version of the main event.

Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre
1a Clark Road, EH5 3BD
The House on the Cliff
Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 May 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm.
St Serf’s celebrate its 70th anniversary with George Batson’s 1957 whodunnit. The House on the Cliff is rumoured to be the last stop of the Civil War Underground Railroad and overlooks one of the Great Lakes. Years ago, an excursion boat sank in a storm and it’s said the lake is haunted.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Sunshine on Leith
Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 May 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Follow the highs and lows of Ally and his friend Davy as they return home to Leith from the army. Families, friendships and life are not plain sailing in this funny and moving jukebox musical about love and life using the songs of the Pretenders.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Wicked
Tuesday 8 May – Saturday 9 June 2018.
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm. Matinees: Thurs 10, Weds from May 16 and all Sats.
The untold backstory of the Wizard of Oz shows an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Martin’s review is here: ★★★★★ What’s it all about, Elphie?

Rose Theatre
204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ.
Shattered
Wednesday 23 May 2018.
Two perfs: 4pm & 8pm.
Three years on from the sudden death of their baby, Lucy and Ben are struggling to find some kind of normality in their fractured world… New play from Lisa Nicoll and In Motion Theatre Company.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Netherbow Theatre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR Box Office: 0131 556 9579
Arandora Star
Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 May 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm.
World premiere of new play from Theatre Objektiv about the WW2 tragedy of the SS Arandora Star, seen through the eyes of three generations. Rebecca’s review is here.: ★★★★☆ Poignant tragedy.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Pass Out 2018
Wednesday  23 – Thursday  24 May 2018
Evenings: 8pm
Edinburgh College’s Performing Arts Studio Scotland returns to the Traverse with their unique take on showcase performances for graduate actors. This year, the students will work for two weeks with cutting edge European directors including Aleksander Ivanovski (National Theatre, Macedonia) and Laurentiu Blaga (National Theatre, Romania) to create new pieces on the theme of ‘Revolting!’.
Rehearsed Reading: Variant by Peter Arnott
Thursday  24 May 2018
Evening: 7pm
Zinnie Harris and Peter Arnott, two of Scotland’s foremost dramatists collaborate on an exciting new project exploring the nature of theatre and beyond.

*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.