THEATRE listings



Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. TT Help: AA]

Cinderella Until Sat 9 Jan. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £6—£‘) (concs available). David Mark Thomson directs .latnes Murray's take on the ever-popular tale for children. with original songs by George Drennan and James Murray. See review. page 83.


339 Morningside Road. Tickets: 558 9800.

Snow White: A Pantomime Wed 23—Sun 3 Jan. 7pm; mat 2.30pm. £5. The Edinburgh People's Theatre present this version of the popular panto tale by Margot Brownlie.


2 Leven Street. 529 6000. "FT. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. 1R. G. C. Help: A. AA]. Headsets for Infra Red System for the hard of hearing available frotn front of house manager.

Aladdin Until Sttn 17 Jan. times vary. £6-£ 14.50 (concs available). A big. lavish glitterball of a traditional panto. starring Gerard Kelly. Allan Stewart and David Rintottl. See review. page 83.


43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (i. C. Help: A. AA]

Bring Back Christmas! Until Tue 23 Dec;Thu l7—Fri 18. 7.30pm; Sat 19. 10.30am. 2.30pm. 7.30pm; Sun 20. 7.30pm; Mon 21 & Tue 22 2.30pm 6'; 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). The Scottish Actors Initiative stage a show for children by Edinburgh-based Nick Davies. in which a young girl accidentally cancels Christmas. Can she save the day witlt the help of a time-machine. a giant hamster and a mad uncle'.’ See review. page 83. A Christmas Carol Wed 23 & Thu 24 Dec. llam & 2pm. £4 (£3). Wee Stories

Ridicule is nothing to be scared

Theatre retell this classic story of grumpy old Scrooge attd how he discovers the true meaning of Christmas


Greenside Place. 557 2590. [.Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. (i. C]

Grease Wed 2.3 Dec - Sat 16 Jan. 7.30pm; mat 2.30pm. £10-—£22.50 (cones available). l.uke Goss stars iii this popular. slick and large-scale rev ival of the famous rock 'n' roll musical. set tn the 1950s.

ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 248 4848. T'l‘. [.-\ccess: P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. ('i. C. T Help: A. AA] Closed Suns attd Mons. The Snow Queen l‘ntil Sat 9.1an. times vary. £8—£l5 (conc available). Stuart Paterson‘s hugely successful take on the Hans Christian :‘tntlersen tale about the Snow Queen who threatens to smash the es il mirror and bring winter oit forever. See review. page 83.



of: Carter Ferguson as Prince Ch rming, with ugly sisters Sandra McNeeley and Catherine Cook in Cinderella at Cumbernauld Theatre

THEATRE WORKSHOP ll Bellissimo Silenzio (The Beautiful

Silence) Until Thu 24 Dec. times vary; sortie performances are open to schools 1 only.£0.50(i}l)’lhealn:\Vorkshtnrs

Christmas show draws on the traditions ofcommedia tlell'arte. the ltalian tradition which is strong in storytelling. knockabout humour aitd stock

characters. See review. page 83.


EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. [ACCCSSI I.. I‘hilc‘ililic‘si \VC. \VS. AS. 11.

C. '1‘. llel )i A]

Cinderel 3 Thu 17 Dee. Mon 21 -llttl 24 Dee. 7.30pm. mat 2.30pm. £4.50 £30 (cones available). See


La Fille Mal Gardee lit 18 & Sat 1‘) Dec. 7.30pm; titat Sat 2.30pm.

1 £4.50-£30 (concs available). See Touring.

The drinks are on you: Patti Clare and Anne Myatt in The Killing 0f Sister George at the Citizens' Circle Studio



Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. Tl”. [Accessz PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] Cinderella: The True Story Until Sat 26 Dec. £6.75 (£4.75). Cumbernauld‘s artistic director Simon Starkey adapts and directs the classic fairy tale for this colourful show for family audiences.


()ld Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 01355 261 000. (Access: R. Facilities: H].

Robin Hood (And His Babe In The Wood) Sat 19. Mon 2 l-Wed 23 Dec. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Alternative panto front local amateur company KYBO. See review. page 83.


Howden Park. Livingston. ()1506 433634.

Jack And The Beanstalk Sat l9 Dec. llatn & 2pm. £4 (£2.50). Glasgow- based children's company Hopscotch Theatre presents this classic fairy tale of .lack and his magic beans.


f University of Stirling. Stirling. ()1786 461081. [Access: 1’. PPA. 1.. R.

Facilities: WC. WS. H. G]

Beauty And The Beast Until Tltu 31

Dec. times vary. £9 (£6.50). Stuart Paterson's adaptation of the classic fairy tale. lixpect colourful designs. exciting storyline and lots of knockabout fun and games. See review. page 83.

3 M-dTHERWELL THEATRE & CONCERT HALL Civic Centre. Windmillhill Street. 01698

267515. (P. H. WC. WA]

Aladdin Until Sat 2 Jan. 1.30pm &

7.30pm. £5.75 (£4.75). Andy Cameron.

.Iackie Farrell. Jonathan Wilkes and ' Rachel ()gilvy star in Motherwell's

annual panto.


9 Green Street. 01563 523590. Cinderella Until Sat 9 Jan. 7pm. Stars from TV's High Road and My lift-mi star in this traditional panto for all the family.


1 This section lists all future dates in

the Central Belt of shows that are on tour.

Cinderella Seasonal revival of Peter Darrell's Scottish Ballet production of

Rossini's score. based on the popular

fairy tale. For further information.

contact Scottish Ballet on 0141 331 2931. lit/iii/mr‘e/i Festival Theatre Thu 17 Dec;

Mon 2 l—«Thtt 24 Dec. times vary. 'l‘lit'ttlrt' Rut‘til. (i/tisemv Wed 6 Jan.

7.15pm; Thu 7 Jan. 1.30pm & 7.15pm; lit 8 Jan. 7.15pm; Sat 9 Jan. 2.15pm & 7.15 )m.

La FIIIe Mal Gardee Scottish Ballet

' revives its popular production from last

year. featuring the famous Widow‘s clog

dance. For fttrther information. contact Scottish Ballet on 0141 331 2931.

i Ift/i/t/m/je/t Festival Theatre Fri I8 Dec. ; 7.30pm; Sat 19 Dec. 2.30pm & 7.30pm.

'l‘ltt'ttlrt' Rural. (Iltiiemr Wed 30. 1.30pm

: & 7.15pm: Thu 31 Dec. 1.30pm.

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