On Stage Next Week

Listings for the week: Monday 13 – Sunday 19 December 2021

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Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
TSOS Christmas Cabaret
Mon 13/Tue 14 Dec 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm.
This festive season, The Theatre School of Scotland Edinburgh, invites you to join them for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show. Their hugely talented students will be taking over the beautiful Assembly Roxy for an evening filled with Christmas cheer. Book here.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Hansel and Gretel The Pantomime
Tue 7 – Fri 31 Dec 2021
Various dates and times.
Produced by The Brunton, written and directed by John Binnie. The traditional tale of Hansel and Gretel as they escape from the witch and realise the value of true friendship is presented in full pantomime style with songs and slapstick and plenty joining in. Oh yes it is! Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
The Nutcracker
Weds 1 – Fri 31 Dec 2021
Evenings: 7.30; Matinees: 2.30pm.
Costumes plucked from the most gorgeous chocolate box; Tchaikovsky’s score to transport you to a land of dreams; and a story lifted straight from the pages of a classic fairy tale. Scottish Ballet with founder Peter Darrell’s sumptuous choreography. Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Sleeping Beauty
Sat 27 Nov 2020 – Sun 16 Jan 2022
Tue to Sat, 2pm & 7pm; Sun 1pm & 5pm
Rise and shine for the pantomime of your dreams! Grant Stott and Allan Stewart return with a script that will no doubt provide tribute to the late great Andy Gray amidst its bundle of fun and laughter. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.
Christmas Dinner
By Rob Alan Evans
In association with Catherine Wheels
Weds 8 December – Sun 2 January 2022
Various times. Evenings: 7pm (6pm Sun 12, Sun 19, Fri 24, Fri 31). Matinees 2.30pm (1pm 
Written by Rob Alan Evans and directed by Gill Robertson, this is a delightful feast of festive fun, celebrating the power of imagination and community at Christmas. Tickets and Details.

Studio Theatre
The Studio, 22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
The Enormous Turnip
Fri 17 – Fri 31 Dec 2021
Various times, two shows daily (Not 20, 25, 26)
Xmas show for ages 2 – 7.
Help two playful bunnies get ready, set, and grow grow grow – but what happens when one vegetable grows a little too big…? Rabbits get a bad rap. Everyone thinks they steal your carrots and poo everywhere. Well, these rabbits are growing their own delicious vegetables for a great big festive feast and there’ll be plenty for everyone! That’ll be a turn-ip for the books. Book here.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
White Christmas
Tue 14 Dec 2021 – Sun 2 Jan 2022
Evening shows: 7.30pm; Matinees: 2.30pm; Suns & Xmas Eve: 1pm & 5pm.
The spectacular brand-new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas arrives in Edinburgh for Christmas direct from the West End and brought to life by Curve artistic director Nikolai Foster (Annie) and two-time Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins). Book here.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Wilf
Traverse 1
Wed 8 – Fri 24 Dec
Evenings: 8pm;
Mats 2pm: Fri 17/Sat 18, Thurs 23/Fri 24.
Riotous and heartfelt new play from James Ley (Love Song to Lavender Menace), directed by the Traverse’s Artistic Director Gareth Nicholls (Ulster American, Crocodile Fever). “Takes audiences on a hilarious and unapologetic ride through Scotland as Calvin and Wilf attempt to escape loneliness, cope with mental illness and learn to love themselves, with the help of one another. 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.