On Stage Next Week

Theatre listings for week Monday 9 – Sunday 15 December 2019:

For the following week’s listings, look here: On Stage 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
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU. Phone booking: 0131 623 3030.
Le Miracle De Noel (Ou Presque!)
Fri 13/Sat 14 December 2019
Evenings: 8pm.
A French amateur theatre group decides to celebrate Christmas the British way by staging a traditional nativity play with a French twist…But it all goes wrong when Baby Jesus suddenly goes missing right before the premiere… By James Beagon, directed by Marion Geoffray. Book here.

Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL

Bedlam Theatre
11B Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Cinderella
Tue 26 Nov 2019 – Sat 4 Jan 2020
Times this week: Mon – Thurs: 10am & 1.45pm; Fri: 10am & 7pm; Sat: 2pm & 7pm
Æ Review: ★★★★☆ Oh yes it is…. Terrific!
The Brunton team up again with experienced Scottish theatre maker, John Binnie, to produce a circus-themed new family-friendly version of the traditional pantomime Cinderella. Book here.

Church Hill Theatre
33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Aladdin
Friday 13 – Saturday 21 December 2019
Evenings Fri 13, Tue 17 – Fri 20: 7pm; Matinees Sat 14 11am & 3.30pm; Sun 15 & Sat 21: 2.30pm.
EPT with Ben Crocker’s take on Aladdin’s fun filled magical adventure as he bids to save the beautiful Princess Jasmine from the clutches or the wicked Abanazar. Expect all the traditional pantomime ingredients: toe-tapping tunes, a laundry-full of laughs, loads of audience participation and a very badly behaved panda Genie-ous! Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Scottish Ballet: The Snow Queen
Sat 7 – Sun 29 December 2019
Times this week:
Evenings: Wed 11 – Sat 14: 7.30pm
Matinees: Thurs 12 – Sun 15: 2.30pm.

Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale – which was also the basis for Frozen – this glittering new production will be set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Book here.

Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre
Clark Road, EH5 3BD.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Goldilocks And The Three Bears
Sat 30 November 2019 to Sun 19 January 2020
Tue – Sat: 2pm & 7pm; Sun: 1pm & 6pm.
The King’s Panto is back, reuniting Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott as they run away to the circus for the ultimate pantomime spectacular! Joining them this year in his first Kings’ Panto is River City’s Jordan Young. Packed full of hilarious comedy routines, laughter, dazzling special effects and hair-raising displays, to blend the worlds of circus and pantomime featuring magic, music, mayhem and plenty of porridge. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848.
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol
November 28 2019 – January 4 2020
Times this week: Wed 11 – Fri 13: 7pm; Sat 14: 2pm & 7pm; Sun 15: 1pm & 6pm.
Æ review:★★★☆☆  Comedy overshadows pathos.
Writer and director Tony Cownie brings Dickens’ famous festive story back to the city of its birth with a guest appearance from Edinburgh’s best-loved Victorian – Greyfriars Bobby! Book here.

North Edinburgh Arts
15a Pennywell Road, EH4 4TZ Box Office: 0131 315 2151
Cinderella
Wed 11 – Sat 14 December 2019
Evenings Wed – Fri: 7pm; Matinees Fri/Sat: 2.30pm.
Tin Tub Theatre presents the story of a girl with a heart as pure as gold, stuck with her evil stepmother, Baroness Theresa Hardup and the two ugly stepsisters, Wonky and Stonky. Could an invite to the royal ball be Cinderella’s way out? Find out in this magical production, filled with music, dance and laughter! Book here.

The Palace of Holyrood House
Canongate, EH8 8DX
The Sprite In The Dolls House
Sat 14/Sun 15 December 2019
11am and 2.30pm,
Christmas Family Theatre: In exclusive performances just for Christmas, Some Kind of Theatre present their original take on the story of a stubborn pixie, trapped in Queen Mary’s Dolls House – with a bit of added Christmas sparkle. Book here.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
The Lion King
Thursday 5 Dec 2019 – Sun 29 March 2020
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat, Sun: 2.30pm.
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti to the evocative rhythms of Africa, The Lion King tells the story of Simba’s epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands. Director Julie Taymor uses breathtaking theatrical magic to bring Disney’s original animated feature to life in a production which has thrilled over 95 million people around the world. Book here.

Rose Theatre
GB Basement, 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Netherbow Theatre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR Box Office: 0131 556 9579
Aoife
Monday 9 December 2019
Evenings: 8pm.
Susie may seem like an awkward, emotionally confused, sex-obsessed prude, which she is. But then she meets Aoife, and soon everything starts to make a lot more sense. Book here.

Cindy
Fri 13 – Sat 14 December 2019
Evenings: 7pm.
Strange Town’s Friday 11-14s youth theatre group with Amy Drummond’s Cindy. Once upon a time in a (Pound) Land far far away, Cindy is plotting her escape from her wicked Step Mum (and boss from hell). Could a TV talent show be the end to her woes or is ‘happily ever after’ just a pipe dream…? Book here.

Sno Wite & The 7 Dickensians
Fri 13 – Sat 14 December 2019
Evenings: 9pm.
Strange Town’s Wednesday 11-14s youth theatre group with Isla Cowan’s Sno Wite & The 7 Dickensians. An envious evil Queen, a selfie-obsessed Prince Charming and a bikerbooted Sno Wite. In this Insta inspired Panto, Sno’s Dickensian discovery could save her life… Book here.

Jaq & The Beanstalk
Sat 14 – Sun 15 December 2019
Sat: 3pm, Sun 11.30am.
Strangetown’s 8-10s youth theatre group with Tim Primrose’s Jaq & The Beanstalk. Have you ever sold your cow for magic beans? No? Well, Jaq has. And you’ll never guess what she did next… Book here.

Strange Town: 4ID
Sun 15 December 2019
One performance: 1pm (15 mins)
4 ID is a collaborative performance project involving Strange Town and youth arts organisations from Slovenia, Finland and the Netherlands. The chosen theme of the collaboration is European identity and what it means to be a young European today. Book here.

It’s a Wonderful Life!
Sun 15 – Sat 21 December (not Fri) 2019
Evenings (not Fri): 7.30; Sat Mat: 4pm.
Æ review of the 2018 production: ★★★☆☆ Profound.
Floating Brick Theatre present their live stage version of It’s a Wonderful Life! George Bailey has always dreamed of escaping his small hometown of Bedford Falls and travelling the world; however, he always puts others first. Æ Review of the 2018 production: Book here.

The Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Flutter
Wed 11 to Tue 24 December 2019
Daily, not Mondays: 10.30am & 1.30pm
Join two sisters and their mischievous penguin as they discover the magic of a back garden in winter. Flutter is an interactive, immersive performance that takes its audience on a multi-sensory journey through a world of winter snow. Part installation and part performance, Flutter will transport you to a world filled with snow drifts, winding paths and twinkling stars. A rich palette of materials, puppetry and music combine to create a tactile and multi-sensory show for small hands, eyes, ears and noses. Book here.

Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404.
Strange Tales
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 21 December 2019
Evenings: Tue – Sat : 7.30pm
Mats: Fri 13: 2.30pm, Sat 21: 2pm. [T1]

Written in China centuries ago, Pu Songling’s Strange Tales are now adapted for stage by the acclaimed immersive theatre company Grid Iron in co-production with the Traverse Theatre. Filled with intrigue, mysticism, magic, sensuality, and a dash of terror, Strange Tales will draw you into a world full of mischievous fox spirits, yearning ghosts and enchanted swords where anything and everything is possible. Book here.
I Can Go Anywhere
Saturday 7 – Saturday 21 Dec 2019
Previews: Sat 7, Mon 9.
Evenings: Tue – Sat : 8pm
Mats: Thu 12, Sat 14, Thu 19 & Sat 21 Dec: 2.30pm. [T2]

Stevie is a disillusioned academic who once wrote an unfashionable book on youth movements in Britain, now struggling to cope after a painful break-up. His misery is interrupted by Jimmy who lands unexpectedly on his doorstep beaming with excitement. Jimmy is 100% Mod: oversized military parka, fitted Italian suit, dessy boots, pork pie hat. The full package. Jimmy is seeking asylum in the UK. With just a few days before the substantive interview that’s going to decide his fate, the stakes are high. So he came up with a brilliant plan. Book here.
I Can Go Anywhere
Saturday 7 – Saturday 21 Dec 2019
Previews: Sat 7, Mon 9.
Evenings: Tue – Sat : 8pm
Mats: Thu 12, Sat 14, Thu 19 & Sat 21 Dec: 2.30pm. [T2]

Stevie is a disillusioned academic who once wrote an unfashionable book on youth movements in Britain, now struggling to cope after a painful break-up. His misery is interrupted by Jimmy who lands unexpectedly on his doorstep beaming with excitement. Jimmy is 100% Mod: oversized military parka, fitted Italian suit, dessy boots, pork pie hat. The full package. Jimmy is seeking asylum in the UK. With just a few days before the substantive interview that’s going to decide his fate, the stakes are high. So he came up with a brilliant plan. 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.