On Stage New Year week

Listings for week Monday 31 December 2018 – Sunday 6 January 2019:

The current week’s listings are here: On stage this week.
Listings for the coming week are here: On Stage Next Week.
Click on the name of the show to open its ticketing site in a new window.

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 31, Thu 3/Fri 4: 1pm & 5pm; Sat 5: 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 Sat January 5 2019
Wed 2 – Sat 5: 8pm; Sat 5: 5pm & 8pm.
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
Mon 31: 11am. Wed 2 – Sat 5: 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.

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
Suns & mon 31: 1pm & 5pm; Wed 2 – Sat 5: 2pm & 7pm..
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
Sun 30: 1pm & 5pm, Mon 31: 2pm; Wed 2 – Sat 5pm: 2pm (not Thurs) & 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
Sun 31, Wed 2, Sat 5: 2pm & 7.30pm, Thurs 3: 7.30pm; Fri 4: 5pm & 8pm.
Æ preview: Best Foot Forward.
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.

*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.