On Stage Next Week

Listings for week ending Sunday 3 December 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.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Beauty and the Beast
28th Nov 2017 – 6th Jan 2018.
Tue – Thurs: 10am & 1.45pm; Fri: 10am, 7pm; Sat: 1pm, 5pm.
Prince Hamish of Musselburgh was the bestest, handsomest single man in all of East Lothian – and he knew it! He was kind, and a good friend to all, but he was very, VERY vain… Brunton-produced panto from the pens of Mark Cox and David Goodal.

Festival Square Spiegeltent
Festival Square, Lothian Road, EH3 9SR. Phone booking: 0131 510 0395
La Clique Noel
Run ends Saturday 6 January 2018
Mon-Thurs: 8pm only; Fri: 6pm & 9pm; Sat: 5pm & 8pm.
Adult orientated Christmas stocking of seasonal treats – from the subterranean world of circus, comedy, cabaret, variety, magic, burlesque and subversive performance clubs – threaded together by a live band.
Shark In The Park
Friday 1 December 2017 – Saturday 6 January 2018
Fri-Sun: 1pm.
The creative team behind The Hairy Maclary show adapt all three of Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park books for the Stage. Our review of the EdFringe 2016 production of this “fin-tastic, family musical” is here: ★★★☆☆ Lively.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Legally Blonde
Monday 27 November – Saturday 2 December.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
Musical based on the movie, follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped for a more serious girlfriend she puts down the credit cards and picks up the books. Starring Rita Simons as Paulette Bonafonte, Lucie Jones as Elle Woods, and Bill Ward as Professor Callahan

Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre
1a Clark Road, EH5 3BD
The Wonderful Story of Mother Goose
Wednesday 29 November – Saturday 2 December2017
Weds-Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 2pm & 6.30pm.
St Serf’s Players with their version of Norman Robbins’ take on the portmanteau pantomime.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Saturday 2 December 2017 – Sunday 21 January 2018
Sat: 2pm, 7pm; Sun: 1pm, 5pm.
Allan, Andy and Grant lead the cast in the most popular panto title of all time, the classic rags to riches fairytale which was also the show that opened the King’s Theatre Edinburgh way back in 1906.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
The Arabian Nights
Thursday 30 November – Saturday 6 January 2018.
Thurs – Sun: 7pm; Matinees Sat/Sun: 2pm.
This Christmas, adventure awaits with three wishes, seven seas and forty thieves. From the bustling bazaar of Baghdad this sparkling adventure features tales of Sinbad, Ali Baba and mysterious genies, not to mention hidden treasure, a chess-playing monkey, a flying horse and a whole host of heroes and villains.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Tuesday 28 November  – Saturday 2 December
Daily: 7.30pm. Matinee: Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
The inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Pleasance Theatre
Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ.
Tuesday 28-Saturday 2 Novemberr 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
EUSOG’s dark spin on this classic musical returns to the bleak and sinister world that surrounded Charles Dickens in 1838. The production will “confront what you expect of this show, subverting the heightened reality of musical theatre and attacking your assumptions about the tale of the little orphan boy who dared to ask for more”. Mmm. Nice!

Rose Theatre
204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ.
A Bottle of Wine and Patsy Cline
Thursday 30 November – Saturday 30 December.
Thurs-Sat: 8pm; Sun: 5.30pm.
From humble beginnings in the Hillbilly dance halls of Virginia, rising to fame in the early sixties, Patsy was a trailblazer for female singers the world over. Gail Watson reprises her iconic role as Patsy in Morag Fullarton’s play – with songs!


*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.