On Stage Christmas Week

Theatre listings for week Monday 24 – Sunday 30 December 2018:

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
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU
Bugle Boys – Christmas Crackers 
Tuesday 11 – Sunday 30 December 2018 
Sun 23 & 30: 5pm. Thurs 27 – Sat 29: 8pm; Fri 28/Sat 29: 2pm.
Frocked up to the nines in faux military costumes, these three queens of Minnesota will dance their shapely legs off and sing (not lip-synch) the songs of The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Wham, Kylie, Mariah and a whole lot more in this comedy/cabaret holiday hoot… With Ewan James Armstrong, Martin MacLennan and Tom Harlow. Book here.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Jack and the Beanstalk
Tue 27 November 2018 – Sat 5 January 2019

Mon 24 & Fri 28: 1pm & 5pm; Thu 27 & Sat 29: 2pm & 7pm
Æ review: ★★★★☆ Giant fun.
John Binnie writes and directs a local twist on the traditional tale, with MD Tommie Travers, lighting by Laura Hawkins and choreography from Stephanie McAulay. With Graham Crammond as Mither Mandy Moo Moo, Eilidh Weir, Ross Donnachie and Wendy Seager. Book here.

Festival Square Spiegeltent
Festival Square, Lothian Road, EH3 9SR. Phone booking: 0131 510 0395
La Clique Noel: Part Deux
Run ends January 5 2019
Suns 23 & 30: 4pm; Weds 26, Fri 28/Sat 29: 8pm; Thurs 27: 6pm & 9pm; Sat 29: 4pm.
Æ review: “★★★★☆ Spectacular“.
Adult orientated Christmas stocking of seasonal treats – from the subterranean world of circus, comedy, cabaret, variety, magic, burlesque and subversive performance clubs – threaded together by a live band.  Book here.
You Choose
Friday 30 November 2018 – January 5 2019
Sat/Sun: 11am. Wed 26 – Sat 29: 1pm.
Æ review: “★★★☆☆ Energetic”
Brand new interactive musical show for all the family based on the book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt. Nonsense Room Productions create a different show every time, what you choose! Book here.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Scottish Ballet Cinderella
Sat 8 to Sun 30 December 2018.
Thurs 27 – Sat 29: 7.30pm. Matinees Sun 23, Fri 28 – Sun 30: 2.30pm.
Æ review: “★★★★☆ Sparkling”
The perfect Christmas outing that has everything you adore about the classic fairy tale – made fresh, funny and touching in Christopher Hampson’s choreography with Prokofiev’s irresistibly melodic score showing the well-loved characters in a whole new light.  Book here.

The Georgian House
7 Charlotte Square, EH2 4DR
Enlightenment House
Run ends 5 January 2019.
Daily, not Mon, Four times daily.
A “play in five rooms” from playwright and director Ben Harrison. Immersive production takes audiences through the restored house while offering a fascinating insight into the wit and ambition of the Scottish Enlightenment period. Book here.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Beauty and the Beast
Saturday 1 December 2018 to Sunday 20 January 2019
Twice daily Wed 26 – Sat 29: 2pm & 7pm; Suns & Mon 24: 1pm & 5pm.
Æ Review: ★★★★☆     Sparkling

Allan Stewart and Grant Stott return in a BEAST of a Pantomime… Andy Gray is indisposed for medical reasons. Book here.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
Wendy and Peter Pan
29 November 2018 – 5 January 2019
Suns 23 & 30: 1pm, 5pm; Wed 26 – Sat 29: 2pm & 7pm.
Æ review: ★★★★☆ Magic
Adapted by Ella Hickson from the book by J.M. Barrie and directed Eleanor Rhode. Follow the fearless Wendy as she flies with Peter to Neverland – a world of dastardly pirates, feisty fairies and raucous lost boys.  Book here.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Kinky Boots
Monday 10 December 2018 – Saturday 5  January 2019
Wed 26 – Sun 30: 7.30pm; Matinees Mon 24, Thurs 27, Sat 29/Sun 30: 2.30pm.
Æ preview: Best Foot Forward.
Æ review: “★★★★★ Bootiful”.

Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, ‘London’s hottest musical’ (Smooth Radio) Kinky Boots is spending the Festive season in Edinburgh. Book now.

Rose Theatre
204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ.
Sing Sistah Sing! The Christmas Celebration
Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 December 2018
Evenings: Thurs – Sat: 7.30pm; Sun: 5pm.
A joyous, soulful mix of jazz, blues, gospel and popular holiday favourites from internationally renowned singer Andrea Baker and MD Richard Lewis who bring the joy and spirit of an African American Christmas to Edinburgh Book now.

The Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Poggle
Wednesday 12 – Mon 24 Dec 2018
Mon 24: 10.30am, 1.30pm.
Æ review: “★★★★★ Disarmingly charming”.
Barrowland Ballet present the story of Vince, who wants to explore the forest but is too scared, until one day he meets Poggle, a friendly creature. A warm-hearted sensory dance theatre piece with live music, clapping rhythms and comedy for those aged 6 months to 5 years. Book now.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404
The Miracle of Christmas Future
Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 December 2018
Twice daily: 2pm and 7pm.
A Christmas collaboration between Scottish magician-scientist hybrid Kevin Quantum and Swedish high-tech wizard Charlie Caper in which magic, robots and humans come together to create a glimpse of the not so distant future, fusing age-old sleight-of-hand with the state-of-the-art tech and phenomenal illusions with futuristic science. 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.