THEATRE listings

Get steaming on Hogmanay: The Steamie, Netherbow Arts Centre, Edinburgh




282 Hope Street, 332 9000. [P, H, WC, WA]

The Sleeping Beauty Mon 20—ch 2‘) Dec (not Fri 24—Sun 26) 27—29 Dec 1.30pm & 7.15pm, 23 Dec 1.30pm £5—L‘32. One of eastern Europe‘s most distinguished ballet companies, The National Ballet Company of Latvia tour with their own orchestra.



Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. IP, 11, '1'1‘, WC, WA]

Beauty And The Beast Until Sat 8 Jan (not Sun 19, Sat 25—Sun 26, Fri 31 Dec—Tue 4 Jan). Times vary, phone theatre for details. £10 (£6); family ticket £28. All ages. Brunton Theatre Company capture the magic of the traditional panto with a show full of audience participation, jokes and original songs.


13-29 Nieolson Street, 5296000. [11, we, WA]

Scottish Opera - The Marriage Of Figaro Tue 21 & Thu 23 Dec, 7.15pm.

Sec Classical listings page 60.

Scottish Opera - Carmen Wed 22 Dec, 7.15pm. See Classical listings page 60. The Happy Gang’s Happy Hogmanay! Tue 28 Dec. 1.30—2.45pm. See Kids listings page 87.

family to see the international theatre companies who will be performing at the Virgin and McEwan’s Street Party. Featured groups include France’s Big Barouf and the UK's very own Notting Hill Carnival. See panel in The Lisr’s special Hogmanay supplement.


43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. [WC, WA

TheISteamie Fri 17 Dec—Wed 5 Jan (not Sat 25—Sun 26). 4pm & 7.30pm; 17 Dec 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Scottish Actors Initiative present Tony Roper’s washhousc drama, a celebration of community life in 1953. Set at Hogmanay, this should get you in the mood for the Millennium festivities. Rashiecoats: The Scottish Cinderella Sat 18 Dec—Wed 5 Jan (not Sun 19—Tue 21, Sat 25—Sun 26). 11am & 1.45pm. £4 (£3). Age 4+. Wee Stories Theatre bring to life the forgotten tale of Scotland’s very own Cinderella. This seasonal tale combines music, colour and fun for a festive treat.


18—22 Greenside Place, 557 2590. [H, WC, WA]

Phantom Of The Opera Until Sun 19 Dec. 7.30pm; Sat 8; Sun 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £7—£32.50. The Lloyd-Webber blockbuster ends its mammoth three month Edinburgh run.


Info: 473 2000.

Transhumance: Moving To The Higher Ground Tue 28—Wed 29 Dec. 7.30—9pm. Free. Parisien theatre company Oposito stage the UK’s biggest ever open-air theatre spectacular, an amazingjourney from the Old Testament into the New Millennium. See panel in The Lisr’s special Hogmanay supplement.


By Assembly Rooms, 473 2000.

Libera Me Fri 31 Dec (part of Hogmanay Street Party): Sat 1 Jan 5pm. Free. Edinburgh’s Flying Splinter Group present the world premiere of this street theatre spectacular, which carries a warning for those with a fear of heights! Friday’s performance will be part of the George Street Fiesta, time the. See panel ill The List‘s special Hogmanay supplement.


2 Leven Street, 529 6000. [H, Tl‘, WC, WA

(in erella Until Sun 16 Jan (not Mon 20. Sat 25, Mon 27, Sat 1 & Mon 3). Times vary, phone theatre for details. £6—£15 (£6—£l2). Lots of seasonal panto fun with Dorothy Paul, Allan Stewart and Andy Gray.

THE MOUND Info: 473 2000. Street Theatre Afternoon Thu 30 Dec.

330—6an Free. A chance for all the


Grindlay Street, 248 4848. [P, H, T1“, WC, WA]

Peter Pan Until Sat 8 Jan (not Sun 19, Sat 25 Dec, Sat l—Sun 2 Jan). Times vary, phone theatre for details. £8—£15 (£4—£12). Stuart Paterson’s version of the J.M. Barrie classic promises a festive fairy tale packed with adventure.


5 York Place, 558 7272.

Turn Tum Tinker Mon 27 Dec-Tue 4 Jan. 3.30pm. £4 (£3). Ages 4—12. After this year’s Fringe success, Mark Pencak returns with his trademark mix of fantastical stories for children, supplemented with a rich selection of



34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. [H, WC, WA]

The Little Lamp Until Fri 24 Dec (not Thu 16, Sun 19). 7.30pm; 20—23 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm; 24 Dec 2.30pm. £6 (£3.50); family ticket £14. Theatre

Workshop’s festive family tale is a Palestinian story of a Princess and her quest for the sun.


Cambridge Street, 228 1404. [P, H.T1', WC, WAII

King Of he Fields Until Sat 18 Dec. 8pm. £9 (£4.50). From the pen of Stuart Paterson, better known for his pantomimes, comes this story of sibling rivalry as two brothers are forced confront their past as well as an uncertain future in the rural Ayrshire of the 19305.



13-29 Nieolson Street, 529 6000. [H, WC, WA]

The Sleeping Beauty Until Sat 18 Dec. Tue, Wed & Fri 7.30pm; Thu 2pm & 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £10—£30 (£7—£27). See Glasgow Dance, Theatre Royal.


18—22 Greenside Place, 557 2590. [H, WC, WA]

The Nutcracker Mon 3-ch 5 Jan, 7.30pm (Wed mat 2.30pm); and Swan Lake Thu 66m 8 Jan, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). A double-bill of classical dance from the world-renowned Moscow City Ballet.



Greenock Road, Largs. 01475 689777. The Nutcracker Fri 17 Dec. llam & 5pm. £4.50 (£3.50). An innovative puppet production based on Hoffmann’s famous story of fantasy and magic.

Down Memory Lane Tue 21—Thu 23 Dec. 2pm. £5 (£4). An evening of nostalgia, songs, music and comedy with Ron Coburn.


Kildrum, 01236 732887. [R H, TI‘, WC. WA

Litt e Snow White Until Fri 24 Dec (not Sun 19). Times vary, phone theatre for details. £7 (£5.25); family ticket £21. Simon Sharkey reworks this classic Brothers Grimm fairytale.


East Port, Dunfermline. 01383 314127. [R H, WC, WA]

Cinderella Until Thu 30 Dec (not Mon 20, Sat 25). Times vary, phone theatre for details. £5—£7 (£4.50—£5.50). One of the most popular of pantomimes, Cinderella comes to the Carnegie Hall with the usual mix ofjokes, audience participation and songs.


Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. [R H, wc, WA]

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