On Stage the following week

Listings for week Monday 3 – Sunday 9 December 2018:

The current week’s listings are here: On stage this week.
Listings for the coming week are here: On Stage Next Week.
Click on the name of the show to open its ticketing site in a new window.

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 December 2018 
Evenings: 7pm.
Theatre Paradok take on Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist classic. An unassuming town faces a surprising threat: siege by rhinoceroses. Bit by bit the population begins to change, and the danger turns beastly as people and opinions transform.

Bedlam Theatre
11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ  

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Jack and the Beanstalk
Tue 27 November 2018 – Sat 5 January 2018
Various times see website for details.
John Binnie writes and directs a local twist on the traditional tale, with MD Tommie Travers, lighting by Laura Hawkins and choreography from Stephanie McAulay. With Graham Crammond as Mither Mandy Moo Moo, Eilidh Weir, Ross Donnachie and Wendy Seager.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Robin Hood & Bains in the Wood
Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 December 2018
Evenings: Weds – Sat: 7.30pm; Mat Fri: 3pm, Sat: 2pm.
An original pantomime chronicling the adventures of Robin Hood as he storms through the forest with his Merry Men, stealing from the rich, giving to the poor, rescuing the two babes from the machinations of their evil uncle, the Sheriff Hall Roundabout and – of course – getting the girl. Book here.

Festival Square Spiegeltent
Festival Square, Lothian Road, EH3 9SR. Phone booking: 0131 510 0395
La Clique Noel: Part Deux
Run ends January 5 2018
Tue, Wed Fri: 8pm; Thurs: 6pm & 9pm; Sat: 5pm & 8pm. Sun: 4pm.
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.  Book here.
You Choose
Friday 30 November 2018 – January 5 2018
Tue – Thurs & Sat/Sun: 11am. Fri/Sat: 1pm.
Brand new interactive musical show for all the family based on the book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt. Nonsense Room Productions create a different show every time, what you choose! Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Scottish Ballet Cinderella
Sat 8 to Sun 30 December 2018.
Evenings (not Sun 9, 23 or 30): 7.30pm. Matinees 2.30pm (Wed 12, 19, 27 & Fri 21 Dec). No perfs Mon 24 – Wed 26 Dec.
The perfect Christmas outing that has everything you adore about the classic fairy tale – made fresh, funny and touching in Christopher Hampson’s choreography with Prokofiev’s irresistibly melodic score showing the well-loved characters in a whole new light.  Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Beauty and the Beast
Saturday 1 December 2018 to Sunday 20 January 2019
No shows: Dec 20 & 25, Jan 1.
Evenings Tue – Sat: 7pm; Matinees (not Dec 6, 12 or Jan 11, 17 &18 ): 2pm. Sundays & Mon 24, Mon 31: 1pm & 5pm.
Allan Stewart and Grant Stott return in a BEAST of a Pantomime… Andy Gray is indisposed for medical reasons. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Wendy and Peter Pan
29 November 2018 – 5 January 2019
(Preview Thurs 29 Nov: 7pm).
Various times. See website for details.
Adapted by Ella Hickson from the book by J.M. Barrie and directed Eleanor Rhode. Follow the fearless Wendy as she flies with Peter to Neverland – a world of dastardly pirates, feisty fairies and raucous lost boys.  Book here.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Motown The Musical
Tuesday 20 Nov – Saturday 8 Dec 2018
Evenings (not Sun): 7.30pm, Matinees Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Over 40 hits tell the story behind Motown, the personal relationships, the professional struggles, and – of course – the music that made history, defined the sound of a generation and got the whole world moving to the same beat. Book here.

Rose Theatre
204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ.
Doris, Dolly & The Dressing Room Divas… At Christmas!
Wednesday 21 November – Sunday 16 December.
Main Room: Weds-Sat: 7.30pm; Sun: 5pm.
Three make-up girls bitch, compete, harmonise, laugh and entertain with hilarious, heartbreaking, irreverent tales from the dressing rooms of Doris, Dolly, Judy and Liza. With Gail Watson, Jenny Hulse, Joanne McGuinness and MD Hilary Brooks.  Book here.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
McGonagall’s Chronicles (Which Will Be Remembered For A Very Long Time)
Wed 5 – Sat 15 Dec 2018
Tue – Sat (not Thurs 13): 2pm; Evenings: Fri 7/Sat 8: 7.30pm.
A biography of the late Dundonian poet Sir William Topaz McGonagall, written in ‘almost rhyming verse’ – the only way to honour the man who has come to be known as the world’s worst poet. Performed by Gary McNair.  Book here.
Saturday 1 – Saturday 22 December 2018
Evenings: 8pm.
A frank and unflinching look at the different Edinburghs which often exist in ignorance of one another, examining whether it’s possible to tell someone else’s story without exploiting them along the way. By Kieran Hurley and directed by Orla O’Loughlin.  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.