Listings: November 22-29

Nov 22 2015 | By More

Listings for week ending Sunday 29 November 2015

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
Cinderella (Previews/School performances from Tuesday 24, opens Friday 27)
Richard Conlon and Mark McDonnell return as the Ugly Sisters in a classic take on Cinders written and directed by Mark Cox (Still Game’s Tam Mullen) and with design by the Brunton’s former artistic director, Robin Peoples.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Ministry of Science Live (Tuesday 24: 6.30pm)
From the creative team behind Brainiac Live and a whole load of other explosive science shows, this new production takes an anarchic approach to science communication whilst looking at the inventors and engineers who have shaped and inspired the modern world that we live in.

Rambert - Dark Arteries. Photo: Johan Persson

Rambert – Dark Arteries. Photo: Johan Persson

Rambert: Dark Arteries (Thursday 26-Saturday 28: 7.30pm)
Britain’s national dance company brings brass band-powered dance to the Festival Theatre. Joined live on stage by the full ranks of Whitburn Band, reigning Scottish Brass Band Champions, Rambert presents Dark Arteries, a powerful, emotion-filled work about community and change, inspired by the 30th anniversary of the end of the miners’ strike.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Previews from Saturday 28, opens Tuesday 2 December, run ends Sunday 17 Jan, 2016)
Edinburgh’s panto triumvirate of Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Andy Gray return with their big sparkly production values and familiar old routines in a pantomime take on the Snow White story.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Opens Saturday 28 November, run ends Sunday 3 January 2016)
Theresa Heskins’ 2009 adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic novel about the four children who go through the wardrobe into Narnia and an epic battle between good and evil. Brought to the stage by director Andrew Panton and the team behind last year’s production of the BFG.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Dynamo Live Tour 2015 (Wednesday 25 – Sunday 29 November, 8pm. Sat matinee: 2.30pm)
He’s walked on water, levitated above the Shard, walked down the LA Times Building, predicted the World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus. Now the renowned street magician takes to the stage as he embarks on his first ever live tour.

The Pond
Bath Road, Leith, EH6 7JT.
It’s Getting Hot In Here (Sunday 29 November, 8pm)
Village Pub Theatre take to a new venue for this one-off event which is part of Artcop Scotland with a selection of new plays in response to COP21- UN Climate Change negotiations in Paris which will begin the next day.

Stick Man (previous cast) Photo Steve Ullathorne

Stick Man (previous cast) Photo Steve Ullathorne

St Andrew Square. Box office: 0844 545 8252
Stick Man Live On Stage (Run ends Tuesday 29 December. Daily, not Mon 11am, Fri-Sun: 1.15pm; Sat/Sun: 3pm)
Scamp Theatre’s adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s book. Touching and funny this award-winning production features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.
Circa: Beyond (Run ends Sunday 3 January. Daily, not Mon 7.30pm)
Acclaimed international circus company Circa make their Edinburgh’s Christmas debut, having wowed at Edinburgh’s Fringe. Get up close and personal with extraordinary circus performers: enter an intimate, red-curtained realm which is cabaret, zoo, asylum… and a stage.

1 Summerhall, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
To Breathe (Tuesday 24-Saturday 28: 7.30pm)
Four humours, four seasons an four elements. Theatre Paradok create a physical exploration of how each body and each life breathes as it moves through cycles of being. Sanguine. Choleric. Melancholic. Phlegmatic.

Usher Hall
Lothian Road, EH1 2EA. Phone booking: 0131 228 1155
Tonight: A West End Christmas (Sunday 22: 7.30pm)
London’s West End returns to Edinburgh with leading lady Ruthie Henshall joined on stage by Louise Dearman, famous for her role as Elphaba in Wicked, and – making his debut at the Usher Hall – Jon Lee, known for his roles in Les Miserables, Jersey Boys and hit pop band S Club 7.



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