On Stage Next Week

Listings for the week: Monday 5  – Sunday 11 December 2022:

For the following week’s listings, look here: On the Following Week.
The current week’s listings are here: On Stage This Week.

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Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
The Ghost of a Smile
Sat 10/Sun 11 December 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sun mat: 3.30pm (Roxy Upstairs).
Two of Charles Dickens’ creepy tales – with a comic twist. Tales with a tingle, but also a giggle! Two yarns to chill and charm, adapted and directed by Gavin Robertson and performed by Nicholas Collett. A traveller encounters a ghostly chair; and, in a deserted Edinburgh carriage-works, a tipsy reveller is spirited away by…well…spirits. Book here.

The Bedlam Theatre
11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Sinbad the Pantomime
Fri 25 Nov – Sat 31 Dec 2022
Various times, but generally Evenings: 7pm (Fri 5pm): Sat mat 2pm. (Theatre).
Æ Review: ★★★★☆ Sin-good
Join Sinbad on his fantastic journey as he voyages from Fisherrow over the sea searching for fortune, and finding romance with a runaway Princess-in-disguise. Sinbad’s interfering mammy follows in hot pursuit, along with the evil, power-hungry Mayor. Nail-biting drama, dastardly pirates, riding on the back of a giant whale and ferocious creatures guarding hidden treasure. Tickets and full details of times: Book here.

Church Hill Theatre
33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR.
Babes in the Wood (Edinburgh People’s Theatre)
Fri 9  – Sun 18 Dec 2022
Weekday Evenings (not Mon): 7pm; Sat/Sun: 2.30pm.

Baron Hardup has just received the most devastating news – his wealthy brother has died leaving two orphaned children. The bad news is that the entire fortune has been left to the children he is now required to look after. Traditional festive treat for the whole family.  Book here

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Scottish Ballet – The Snow Queen
Sat 19 Nov – Sat 10 Dec 2022
Tue 6, Wed – Sat: 7.30pm,  Fri-Sun: 2.30pm..
Æ review: ★★★★☆ Beautifully wintry.
Scottish Ballet’s spectacular production of The Snow Queen returns. Hans Christian Andersen’s tale – set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, choreographed by Christopher Hampson and designed by Lez Brotherston – travels from the bustle of a winter’s market to the shivers of a fairy tale forest and the icy fragments of an enchanted mirror in the Snow Queen’s castle. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol
Tonie Cownie adapts Charles Dickens’ novel
Thurs 24 Nov – Sat 31 Dec 2022
Evenings: 7pm; Mats Weds & Sat: 2pm; Suns: 1pm & 6pm.
Æ review: ★★★★☆ Timely.
Writer and director Tony Cownie brings this famous festive story back to the city of its birth with a guest appearance from Edinburgh’s best-loved Victorian – Greyfriars Bobby… Join us on the snowy streets of the Old Town for a festive comedy as we revisit this celebrated Christmas tale of a miser redeemed. Book here.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
1974: The ABBA Tribute Show
Wed 7 December 2022.
One performance: 7.30pm.
It’s not ABBA – not even their avatars – but it is all their hits, along with some album tracks, wonderful costumes and a few surprises along the way. Live. On Stage. Yes, after 16 years on the road, Bjorn Again are, well, born again. Book here.

Jurassic Live
Thurs 8 December 2022.
Two perfs: noon & 5pm.
Featuring mind blowing special effects, a brand new show for 2023, professional puppeteers and the UK’s most realistic dinosaurs this 90 minute full stage production isn’t a show to miss! Jurassic Live really is the greatest dinosaur show on earth! Book here.

The Proclaimers
Fri 9/ Sat 10 Dec 2022.
Evenings 7.30pm.
2022 will see The Proclaimers heading into the recording studio to record their 12th studio album, followed by festival appearances in the summer and a 35-date UK & Ireland tour from October to December. Sold Out.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High St, EH1 1SR. Phone booking: 0131 556 9579
Needles
Fri 9/Sat 10 Dec 2022
Fri 7pm; Sat 9pm.
Christmas Eve and all the lights are out. When the clock strikes midnight, ten kids get out of bed. They can’t sleep, but it’s nothing to do with Santa Claus… Performed by Strange Town’s  11-14 group (Fridays). Book here.

A Christmas -Micheal- Miracle
Fri 9/Sat 10 Dec 2022
Fri 9pm; Sat 7pm.

When the drama teacher suddenly skips the dress run of the School Nativithy, due to stress, the kids are left to pull this inexplicably George Michael-themed Nativity together all by themselves. Performed by Strangetown’s 11-14 group (Wednesdays). Book here.

Dungeons and Flagons
Sat 10/Sun 11 Dec 2022
Sat: 3pm; Sun: 11.30am.
It’s Midwinter and master storyteller Sir Quilliam is attempting to teach his apprentice, Scribe, how to create the perfect Midwinter story. However, thanks to Scribe’s impatience and some stray magic, everything starts to go wrong! Performed by Strangetown’s 8-10s group (Fridays). Book here.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Once Upon a Snowstorm.
Fri 9 – Fri 23 December 2022
Two shows a day: Fri 9 – Sun 11, Wed 14 – Sun 18, Wed 21 – Fri 23. (Various times. Trav 2)
A gentle winter tale for young audiences aged 5-8 and their families.
Jo Timmins adapts Richard Johnson picture book for the stage. The story of a father and son who live an isolated life in the woods. When one day a howling snowstorm separates them, the boy falls asleep in the shelter of the trees. When he awakes, he is surrounded by some inquisitive woodland creatures – are they friends or are they foe? Show times and booking here.

The Wee Hub
(former Debenhams store) First Floor, Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, 74 Ocean Drive, Leith, EH6 6JJ
Beauty & The Beast: the Panto (Forth Children’s Theatre)
Thurs 8 – Sat 10 Dec 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat Mat: 2.30pm.

FCT invited you to Be Our Guest for their rather magical Christmas pantomime. Join Belle, the Beast and a cast full of fairytale characters for a Tale as Old as Time. Book here.

*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 get in touch through the contact page, here.