■ BEDLAM THEATRE 11b Bristo Place, 225 9893. The Education of Skinny Spew Thu 18 Nov, 2.30pm; Fri 19 & Sat 20 Nov, 7.30pm. £5 (£4.50; members £4). Student production about a baby born with the wisdom of an adult. The Phantom of the Panto Thu 2 Dec, 7.30pm. £5 (£4.50; members £4). Love and tragedy at Christmas time in this new production from Edinburgh University Theatre Society. ■ BLACKHALL ST COLUMBA’S PARISH CHURCH HALL Muirdale Terrace, 07788 757297. The Other Fellow’s Oats Wed 24 Nov–Fri 26 Nov, 7pm. £6 (£3). Blackhall Drama Society presents a good-natured comic farce.
■ BRUNTON THEATRE Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. Mother Goose Tue 23–Fri 26 Nov & Mon 29 Nov–Thu 2 Dec, 10am, 2pm & 7pm. Sat 27 Nov, 2pm & 7pm; various times until Fri 31 Dec. £13.50–£15.75 (£10.50–£12.75; family ticket £46–£55). Traditional family panto fun as Mother Goose flies into Musselburgh. ■ CHURCH HILL THEATRE 33a Morningside Road, 529 4147. A View From the Bridge Thu 18–Sat 20 Nov, 7.30pm. £9 (£7). Leitheatre presents a new production of Arthur Miller’s fateful story of Eddie and the unravelling of his livelihood. Contact the Queen’s Hall box office for tickets. Bonnie and the Beast Wed 1–Sat 4 Dec, times tbc. £tbc. A local Christmas panto from Balerno Theatre Company. Tickets and details available from Balerno Post Office or by calling 449 2932.
■ KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. Edinburgh Gang Show 2010 Tue 23 Nov–Fri 26 Nov, 7pm; Sat 27 Nov, 2.15pm & 7pm. £9–£15. Over 200 young people from the local area perform their annual show of song, music and laughter. ■ PLAYHOUSE 18–22 Greenside Place, 0844 847 1660. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Thu 18 Nov, 1.30pm & 7.30pm; Fri 19 Nov, 5pm & 8pm; Sat 20 Nov, 2pm, 5pm & 8pm; Sun 21 Nov, 1pm & 4pm. £12–£28. Bill Kenwright’s production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical returns, starring ‘Any Dream Will Do’ finalist Keith Jack as the boy with the troublesome coat. How Now Mrs Brown Cow Tue 30 Nov–Sat 4 Dec, 7.30pm. £16–£25. Brendan O’Carroll is back with part five of the Mrs Brown trilogy.
■ THE PLEASANCE THEATRE 60 Pleasance, 650 4673. The Gruffalo Fri 19 Nov–Sat 11 Dec. See Kids listings.
■ ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 248 4848.
✽✽ The Importance Of Being Earnest Thu 18 Nov–Sat 20 Nov,
7.45pm. £11–£28 (£5–£26). Mark Thomson directs Oscar Wilde’s comedy of misunderstandings, double lives, Ernests and a handbag.
■ ST BRIDE’S CENTRE 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. The Secret Rapture Thu 18 Nov–Sat 20 Nov, 7.30pm. £9 (£7). Family feuds, romantic obsessions and corporate cannibalism in the 80s, courtesy of Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group. Over 16s only. Catriona Hogg School of Dance Presents Steppin’ Out 2010 Sat 27 Nov, 6pm; Sun 28 Nov, 2pm. £8.50 (£7). Pupils show off their latest moves. ■ ST GEORGE’S WEST CHURCH 58 Shandwick Place, 225 7001.
Great Expectations Tue 23 Nov–Fri 26 Nov, 7.30pm; Sat 27 Nov, 2pm & 7.30pm. £5 (£4; QMU students £1). The last cohort to graduate from the acting and performance course at QMU performs a new adaptation of Great Expectations by Nick Ormerod and Declan Donellan. ■ ST SERF’S CHURCH HALL 280 Ferry Road. Aladdin Wed 1–Fri 3 Dec, 7.30pm; Sat 4 Dec 2pm & 6.30pm. £6 (children £3). Aladdin and his magic lamp return for some seasonal silliness, courtesy of the St Serf’s Players. See www.stserfsplayers.org.uk for tickets.
■ TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street, 228 1404. Disgo Thu 18 Nov, 9.30pm; Fri 19 Nov, 7pm & 9.30pm. £14 (£6–£10). Riotous and powerful dance from Fleur Darkin Company, exploring minds, organs and nervous systems against a backdrop of striking lighting and set design. Part of the Traverse Autumn Festival. Now What Now? Fri 19 & Sat 20 Nov, 7.15pm. £6. A programme of dance and physical theatre put together by Dance Base linked by an engagement with the crucial question of what it feels like to be alive. Part of the Traverse Autumn Festival. Gareth K Vile’s Chat Show Sat 20 Nov, 9.30pm. £6. The Skinny’s Performance Editor takes on the accusation that critics are just (bitter) failed performers, and introduces a ‘chummy chat show’ with three special guests and much pretentious referencing and blurring of the boundary between entertainment and criticism. Part of the Traverse Autumn Festival. Scottish Dance Theatre Sun 21 Nov, 7.30pm. £14 (£6–£10). See Glasgow, Tramway. Part of the Traverse Autumn Festival.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
■ BYRE THEATRE Abbey Street, St Andrews, 01334 475000. Spring Awakening Thu 18 & Fri 19 Nov, 7.30pm; Sat 20 Nov, 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Just So Society present this rock musical about teenagers struggling to discover their sexual identities in an oppressive adult-centric society. A Beggar’s Mantle Fringed with Gold Thu 25 Nov, 7.20pm. £12 (children £6). A new work as part of the Celebrating Fife events. ■ DUNDEE REP Tay Square, Dundee, 01382 223530. Scottish Dance Theatre Thu 18 Nov, 8pm. £15 (£8–£11). See Glasgow, Tramway.
Sleeping Beauty Mon 29 & Tue 30 Nov & Thu 2 Dec, 7.30pm; various times until Sat 8 Jan 2011. £9–£16.50 (£6–£12). Hiss the baddies and cheer on the goodies in Dundee Rep’s warm and witty take on the classic tale of a young man’s attempts to rescue his soporific sweetheart.
■ MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 466666. Snow White of the Seven De’Wharffs Wed 24 Nov–Fri 26 Nov & Mon 29 Nov–Thu 2 Dec, 10.15am & 7.30pm & 2pm. Sat 27 Nov, 2pm & 7.30pm; various times until Wed 5 Jan 2011. £6.50–£14.50 (£6.50–£10.50). An unruly Snow White meets her match in musical nanny Maria Shut-Yon-Trapp in this hectic mash-up. A macrobert original with all the classic ingredients of family Christmas fun. Mr Snow Tue 30 Nov–Thu 2 Dec, 10am & 1.45pm; various times until Fri 31 Dec. £7–£8. The charming story of Mr Snow and his collection of strange and secret objects. Ages 3–5.
Family tickets just £60*
By Stuart Paterson From the original by Hans Christian Andersen
2–31 December 2010 BOX OFFICE: 0131 248 4848 GROUPS 10+: 0131 248 4949 www.lyceum.org.uk/snowqueen
* four Stalls seats, at least one Under 18, subject to availability
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