On Stage the following week

Listings for week ending Sunday 10 December 2017:

The current week’s listings are here: On stage this week.
Listings for the coming week are here: On Stage Next Week.
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Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Reckless (The Grads)
Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 December 2017.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
A somewhat alternative Christmas tale, this is pitch black comedy. At home on Christmas Eve, Rachel is informed by her guilty husband that it isn’t Santa Clause she hears breaking in, but a hitman he’s hired to kill her…

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Beauty and the Beast
28th Nov 2017 – 6th Jan 2018.
Mon – Weds: 10am & 1.45pm; Thurs/Fri: 10am, 7pm; Sat: 2pm & 7pm.
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.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Aladdin (Balerno Theatre Company) 
Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 December 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Fri: 3pm &  Sat: 2pm.
Audrey Jones and Mike Davies’ take on Aladdin, with the Balerno Theatre Company.

Festival Square Spiegeltent
Festival Square, Lothian Road, EH3 9SR. Phone booking: 0131 510 0395
La Clique Noel
Run ends January 6 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
Run ends Saturday 6 January 2018
Tue-Thurs, Sun: 11am; FRi/Sat: 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
Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker
Saturday 9 – Saturday 30 December 2017.
Sat: 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Matinee Sun: 3pm.
The return of Scottish Ballet’s much-loved production created by founder, Peter Darrell. Clara falls asleep after a Christmas party and dreams of helping the Nutcracker Prince defeat an army of mice. Tchaikovsky’s score is performed live by  the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Run ends Sunday 21 January 2018
Tue-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.
Weds – 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.

Rose Theatre
204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ.
A Bottle of Wine and Patsy Cline
Thursday 30 November – Saturday 30 December.
Weds-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!

The Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
The Tin Soldier
Thursday 7 – Saturday 23 December.
Tue-Sat Evenings: 7pm; Matinees: 2pm Thu 14, Fri 15, Wed 20, Thu 21, Fri 22 and Sat 23 December.
Birds of Paradise Theatre Company retell Hans Christian Andersen’s first ever children’s story. The Tin Soldier is about two people who find each other in a rough tough world, although, like winter, nothing lasts forever. Written by Mike Kenny and featuring designs by Victor Nikonenko this is a magical tale of derring do, devotion and never giving up.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Thursday 7 – Sunday 24 December 2017
Thurs – Sat: 6.30pm; Fri: 10.30am; Sat: 2pm, Sun 12am, 2pm.
The classic fairytale is beautifully re-imagined by Shona Reppe and performed by acclaimed puppeteer Rick Conte, in this highly visual award-winning production featuring secret hatches, hidden drawers and a handbag full of magic. Æ’s review of Reppe’s 2010 production: ★★★★★ Magic.
How To Disappear
Wednesday 6 – Saturday 23 December 2017
Previews Wed 6 & Thu 7 Dec: 7.30pm
Daily, not Mon: 7.30pm.
When Helen Daniels from Neighbours died, Robert shut his door on the world. And he’s not opened it since. Merging biting social commentary and fantasy in unexpected ways, How to Disappear by Morna Pierson is a pitch-black comedy which gives a voice to those who often go unheard.

*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.