On Stage This Week

Listings for week to Sunday 2 February 2020:

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.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Scottish Dance Theatre
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Scotland’s leading contemporary dance company with an extraordinary programme by two of the most internationally acclaimed choreographers of our times: Process Day, by choreographer Sharon Eyal and music producer Gai Behar, and Emanuel Gat’s The Circle with a hypnotic score by electronic guru, Squarepusher. Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Oor Wullie
Tue 28 January to Sat 1 February 2020
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Jings, Crivvens, Help Ma Boab! Scotland’s cheekiest, spiky-haired scamp is back! Only question is; where’s his bucket?! Join Wullie, Fat Boab, Soapy Soutar, Wee Eck, and the rest of The Sunday Post gang, in a brand-new musical adventure celebrating their 80th anniversary as Scotland’s most beloved comic strip. Noisemaker prove that even at 80 years old he’s still Oor Wullie! Your Wullie! A’body’s Wullie! Book here.

Ben Fogle: Tales from the Wilderness
Sunday 2 February 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
The much-loved TV adventurer will recount, with warmth and honesty, his thrilling tales. If you like Ben’s TV shows then you’ll love this personal and intimate evening of stories from around the world. The show will include multi-media. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)
By Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen
Directed by Paul Brotherston
January 23 – February 15 2020.
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2pm.
Æ review: ★★★★☆ Effervescent.
Blood of the Young’s adaptation like no other, drawing on over two-hundred years of romantic pop history. Six overlooked and undervalued young women have a story to tell. You might have seen them, emptying the chamber pots and sweeping ash from the grate. Of course, they’ve always been running the show – after all ‘You can’t have a whirlwind romance without clean bedding’ – but tonight, the servants are also playing every part… Book here.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
The Lion King
Thursday 7 Dec 2019 – Sun 29 March 2020
Evenings: Tue – Sat: 7.30pm.
Matinees: Weds, Sat/Sun: 2.30pm.

Æ Review: ★★★★☆ Visual feast.
In the majesty of the Serengeti, Simba takes an epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands. Director Julie Taymor uses breathtaking theatrical magic to bring Disney’s original animated feature to life in a production which has thrilled over 95 million people around the world. Book here.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Imaginate Ideas Exchange
Wed 29 Jan 2020
Traverse 2: 6pm.
An evening of new works-in-progress for young audiences by artists based in Scotland. Presented by Imaginate in partnership with Traverse Theatre. Includes Strike (12+), The Turmeric Trail (9+) and Trivial Drinking (3-6 years). Book here.

Heroine
By Mary Jane Wells
Thu 30 Jan – Sat 1 Feb 2020
Traverse 2: 8pm.
Æ’s EdFringe 2018 review:
★★★★☆ Gripping
Based on the true story of US soldier Danna Davis. A survivor of military sexual trauma, hers is a human story exploring healing, forgiveness and what speaking your truth really means. Book here.

Stephen Bailey: Can’t Be Bothered
Sat 1 Feb 2020
Stephen Bailey has made a name for himself for being a little gossip – but this year he’s grown up and decided to have a conversation with you (but a funny one – he’s still Channel 5’s darling) – about everything that is going on in the world. 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.