Listings: Nov 29 – Dec 6

Nov 29 2015 | By More

Listings for week ending Sunday 6 December

Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.

Bedlam Theatre
11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
The Hunger Pantomime (Wednesday 2-Saturday 5 December: 7.30pm)
The time has come to select one courageous young man and women for the honour of representing district 12 in the 74th Christmas hunger games! Through a journey of song, dance and cleverly lit blanks of wood – Hunger Panto will reveal all this Christmas.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Cinderella (Mon-Fri 10am, Mon-Wed 1.45pm, Thurs-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.

Central Library
George IV Bridge, EH1 1EG
Ferocious Banditti (Sat 5 Dec: 2pm)
Citadel Arts Group give a script-in-hand reading of this new play by Carolyn Lincoln of the WEA Playwrights Workshop. Based on real events, it tells of the Hogmanay riots of 1811/12 in which gangs of youths combined and for a few hours took control of the Edinburgh’s streets, felling and robbing gentlemen (tradesmen carefully excluded).

Mark McDonnell, Sean Hay, Richard Conlon. Photo Colin Hattersley

Mark McDonnell, Sean Hay, Richard Conlon. Photo Colin Hattersley

Edinburgh Tabernacle
41 Inverleith Gardens, Ferry Road, EH3 5PR
Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates (Wednesday 2-Saturday 5. Wed-Fri 7.30pm; Sat: 2pm, 6.30pm)
St Serf’s Players in their temporary home with some swashbuckling fun for all the family. Robinson and his family go in search of buried treasure but will the villainous Blackbeard or the mysterious Crimson Hawk get there first?

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Cinderella (Saturday 5: 7.30pm. 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.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Opens Wednesday 2 December. Tue-Sat: 7pm; Wed-Sat 2pm; 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.

The Lab @ CC Blooms
23-24 Greenside Lane, EH1 3AA
Caravaggio was right! (Wednesday 2/Thursday 3: 8pm)
A theatrical love story exploring the vicissitudes of dating all the men in town – while trying to find “that” guy… Followed by a Q&A discussion.
Lanes and Doorways (Sunday 6: 2.30pm and 7pm)
Geez a Break productions bring their story of three very different homeless people on a typical Saturday night on the street, as part of Edinburgh’s first ever Winter Gay Pride Event and in association with the teenage homeless charity – Rock Trust.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Fri 4/Sat 5: 7pm; Sat 5: 2pm. 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.

Christian Ortega (Edmund), Pauline Knowles (White Witch) Photo: Tommy Ga Ken Wan

Cristian Ortega (Edmund), Pauline Knowles (White Witch) Photo: Tommy Ga Ken Wan

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.

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.
Æ preview: VPT in ArtCOP beat.

Queen’s Hall
85 – 89 Clerk Street, EH8 9JG. Phone booking: 0131 668 2019
Hirda (Thursday 3/Friday 4 November 7.30pm)
This new opera, commissioned by New Opera In Scotland Events tells the story of Alastair, a once successful actor who returns to his island home for the wedding of his brother Iain to Muireall, a young archivist working in the local museum.

*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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