On Stage Next Week

Listings for the week: Monday 6 – Sunday 12 December 2021

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

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

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Lawrence Chaney: Purple Reign Tour
Thurs 9 Dec 2021
Evening: 8.30pm.
The queen of queens, Scottish drag royalty and winner of Drag Race UK Season 2 is coming to Edinburgh with her brand new one woman show, The Lawrence Chaney show. Expect an evening of fabulous drag, hilarious comedy and best of the best local queens supporting the show. Book here.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Hansel and Gretel The Pantomime
Tue 7 – Fri 31 Dec 2021
Various dates and times.
Produced by The Brunton, written and directed by John Binnie. The traditional tale of Hansel and Gretel as they escape from the witch and realise the value of true friendship is presented in full pantomime style with songs and slapstick and plenty joining in. Oh yes it is! Book here.

Cloudbusting – The music of Kate Bush
Fri 10 Dec 2021
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1)
Cloudbusting have been championed by BBC One as one of the most authentic tributes in the world. Their passion for Kate’s music has won over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging perceptions of what a tribute band can be and resulting in sell out performances across the UK. Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
The Nutcracker
Weds 1 – Fri 31 Dec 2021
Evenings: 7.30; Matinees: 2.30pm.
Costumes plucked from the most gorgeous chocolate box; Tchaikovsky’s score to transport you to a land of dreams; and a story lifted straight from the pages of a classic fairy tale. Scottish Ballet with founder Peter Darrell’s sumptuous choreography. Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Sleeping Beauty
Sat 27 Nov 2020 – Sun 16 Jan 2022
Tue to Sat, 2pm & 7pm; Sun 1pm & 5pm
Rise and shine for the pantomime of your dreams! Grant Stott and Allan Stewart return with a script that will no doubt provide tribute to the late great Andy Gray amidst its bundle of fun and laughter. Book here.

Leith Arches
6 Manderston Street, EH6 8LY.
Mon 6  – Sat 11 Dec 2021 
Mon – Thurs: 6pm & 8.15pm; Fri/Sat: 5pm.
Saltire Sky’s Bobby Award-winning dark comedy, delves into the world of Scottish football. The story of Hibernian FC’s victory in the 2016 Scottish Cup Final following a 114 year wait, seen through the eyes of four young Hibs supporters and giving an access-all-areas approach to working class life in Scotland. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.
Christmas Dinner
By Rob Alan Evans
In association with Catherine Wheels
Weds 8 December – Sun 2 January 2022
Various times. Evenings: 7pm (6pm Sun 12, Sun 19, Fri 24, Fri 31). Matinees 2.30pm (1pm 
Written by Rob Alan Evans and directed by Gill Robertson, this is a delightful feast of festive fun, celebrating the power of imagination and community at Christmas. Tickets and Details.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
Heathers the Musical
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Dec 2021
Evenings: 7.30, mats Thurs – Sat: 2.30pm.
High octane, black comedy rock musical based on the 1988 film. Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day. But when she’s unexpectedly taken under the wings of the three beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity finally start to come true Book here.

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
Traverse 1
Wed 8 – Fri 24 Dec (previews Wed 8/Thurs 9)
Evenings: 8pm;
Mats 2pm: Fri 17/Sat 18, Thurs 23/Fri 24.
Riotous and heartfelt new play from James Ley (Love Song to Lavender Menace), directed by the Traverse’s Artistic Director Gareth Nicholls (Ulster American, Crocodile Fever). “Takes audiences on a hilarious and unapologetic ride through Scotland as Calvin and Wilf attempt to escape loneliness, cope with mental illness and learn to love themselves, with the help of one another. 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.