Christmas 2017

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

★★★★★ A Christmas Cracker:

With enough spectacle and showmanship to keep kids big and small spellbound, Scottish Ballet’s revival of Peter Darrel’s Nutcracker at the Festival Theatre and on tour is the perfect Christmas present.

December 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Gorgeous:

Shona Reppe’s puppet version of Cinderella at the Traverse until Christmas Eve is a thing of airy, subtle wonder.

December 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
How to Disappear

How to Disappear

★★★☆☆ Troubling comedy:

Morna Pearson’s new play How to Disappear, which is this year’s ‘alternative’ Traverse Christmas entertainment, definitely has its heart in the right place.

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

★★★★☆ Santa… claws?

A splendid script and pitch perfect performances make a tale as old as time feel as fresh as a daisy at Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre.

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Still Sparkling:

This year’s King’s pantomime – Cinderella – is a more plot-driven and less reliant on effects than many of recent years. It also lacks some of the more interactive elements of panto, but for sheer fun and laughter it scores very highly indeed.

December 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Time for the Tin Soldier

Time for the Tin Soldier

Birds of Paradise retell Hans Christian Andersen for the stage:

The Festival Theatre Studio is being taken over by Birds of Paradise theatre this December with a brand new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s first ever story for children – The Steadfast Tin Soldier.

December 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Aladdin

Aladdin

★★★★☆ Fantastic Family Fun:

The Balerno Theatre Company whisks us away to Agrabah with their magical production of Aladdin at the Church Hill Theatre until Saturday.

December 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park

★★★☆☆ Colourful:

A great deal of straightforward fun for young and old is to be had from Shark in the Park in the Festival Square Spiegeltent as part of Edinburgh’s Christmas.

December 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

★★★★☆ Ravishing:

Beautiful to look at and clever enough to know when to be stupid, The Arabian Nights at the Lyceum is genuine family Christmas entertainment.

December 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
La Clique Noel

La Clique Noel

★★★☆☆ Spicy:

Back in Edinburgh and back in a tent, La Clique serve up a disparate collection of acts that provide some real entertainment as well as some less satisfactory moments.

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