Listings: Mon 1 – Sun 7 January 2024

Jan 3 2024 | By More

What’s on Edinburgh’s Stages this week?

Happy New Year to one and all! Sad to report that not a lot is happening on Edinburgh’s stages for this first week of the year. But what there is, is of the very highest quality.

Opening on Friday, Scottish Ballet’s Cinders at the Festival Theatre (ends Sat 20 Jan, tickets), breaths new life into the old format, with male and female dancers playing the title role in alternating performances.

Meanwhile, Wicked continues at the Playhouse (ends Sat 14 Jan, tickets). The five star production is as splendid as it ever was, with its resonances about the nature of othering having become all the more relevant over the last years. Sadly, for those without briefs, most performances this week have only single tickets remaining and none in the stalls.


Click on the name of the show or the Book here link to go to its ticketing site:

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Scottish Ballet’s Cinders
Fri 5 – Sat 20 Jan 2024.
Wed – Sat: 7.30pm; Fri 12, Sat, Sun mat: 2.30pm.
Scottish Ballet’s festive favourite returns for the winter season with a new name, glittering new designs, including a stunning art-nouveau-inspired set, and a charming twist to the tale. Book here.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA
Thurs 7 Dec 2023 – Sat 14 Jan 2024
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun: 2.30pm.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and reveals the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Book here.


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