Listings: December 6-13

Dec 6 2015 | By More

Listings for week ending Sunday 13 December

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 (Mon-Fri 10am, Mon-Thurs 1.45pm, Fri/Sat 7pm, Sat 2pm. Run ends Sat 2 Jan 2016)
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.

Frances Mayli McCann (Snow White) with the ensemble. Photo: Douglas Robertson

Snow White at the King’s.
Frances Mayli McCann (Snow White) with the ensemble. Photo: Douglas Robertson

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Jack and the Beanstalk (Weds 9 – Sat 12: 7.30 pm; Sat mat: 2pm)
The Balerno Theatre Company with their self-written, big community take on the classic panto tale.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Cinderella (Tue-Sat: 7.30pm, Matinees Thurs, Sat: 2pm. Run ends Thursday 31 December 2015)
Scottish Ballet bring the European premiere of artistic director Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella. Acclaimed New Zealand designer Tracy Grant Lord’s luxurious costumes and extravagant sets create a glittering fantasy world peopled with touching, funny and real characters to tell the classic tale.
Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✭✩ Enchanting.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Tue-Sat: 2pm, 7pm; Sun: 1pm, 5pm. 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.
Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✭✩ Comic spectacle.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Saturday 5 December. 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.
Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✭✩ Charming.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at the Royal Lyceu.Ewan Donald and Claire-Marie Seddon as Mr Tumnus & Lucy. Photo Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at the Royal Lyceum.
Ewan Donald and Claire-Marie Seddon as Mr Tumnus & Lucy. Photo Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

Netherbow Theatre
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR Box Office: 0131 556 9579
Aladdin (Sat 12: 3pm, Sun 13: 2pm)
Strange Town Youth Theatre present their Friday 8-10s age group performing Tim Primrose’s take on Aladdin. In a distant land, the Evil Magician Abanazar is up to no good. Only Aladdin can stop him… with the help of some rather unusual friends.

Paradiso Spiegeltent
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.
Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✭✩ Cleverly engaging.
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.
Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Wed 9 – Sun 13 Dec: 9.30pm.)
S**t-Faced Shakespeare’s high concept is to combine one entirely serious Shakespeare play (albeit one cut down to an hour) with an entirely inebriated random cast member. Here they take on The Dream.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Tracks of the Winter Bear (Previews from Sat 5 Dec, opens Wed 9 Dec, run ends Thurs 24 Dec 2015)
A double bill of short plays by Rona Munro and Stephen Greenhorn, both Traverse alumni and both defining voices in Scottish theatre. The plays are inspired by ideas of wintery landscapes, Edinburgh and polar bears.
Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✩✩ Two winter’s tales.
White (Sat 12 Dec: 10am, 12pm, 2pm; then Tue-Sat. Run ends Thurs 24 Dec 2015)
Catherine Wheels’ play for 2-4 year olds recently celebrated its 1,000th performance. In its beautiful, strange world full of birdsong and birdhouses, it gleams and dazzles and shines in the night. Two friends look after the birdhouses and make sure the eggs stay safe. The world is bright, ordered and white. But high up in the trees, all is not white.

*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 use the contact form here to get in touch.


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