This Week’s Theatre: Top Tickets

It’s panto season again – oh yes it is! And in Edinburgh theatres there’s plenty of great shows to get all the family into the festive spirit. At the King’s, panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott tread the boards in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella comes to the Brunton and The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe at the Lyceum is a must-see.

 

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

“It’s a magic wardrobe. There’lions a wood inside it, and it’s snowing, and there’s a faun and a witch and it’s called Narnia. Come and see.”
This Christmas, The Lyceum is delighted to present C.S. Lewis’ classic tale The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Step with us through a dusty wardrobe and into a snowy landscape filled with thrilling adventure.
Meet the majestic Aslan, the loveable Mr Tumnus and his fantastical friends and join their quest to free Narnia from the spell of the White Witch.
A festive treat of music and song from the team that brought you The Lyceum’s magical festive shows The BFG and A Christmas Carol.
Suitable for all ages.
Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, November 28 – January 3, various times and prices, see www.http://lyceum.org.uk for full details.

 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

A magical carpet ride as panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott return to the King’s for another unmissable pantomime adventure!

snowWith sensational special effects, this year’s King’s Panto will make all your wishes come true. Produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, if you ask your genie for just one thing this year, make it a trip to see Aladdin at the King’s!
King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 28 November – January 17, various time and prices, see www.edtheatres.com for full details.

 

Cinderella

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Christmas wouldn’t be the same

without a trip to The Brunton’s panto!
The Brunton’s panto this year

is full of fun and laughter with oodles of gags, local references, chart hits, outrageous costumes and lots of singing, dancing and shouting out. Our fabulous cast of professional actors are supported by a chorus of talented, local, young performers from across East Lothian.
The Brunton specialises in producing fun and interactive traditional pantomimes that are suitable for all the family, from 4 to 104!
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, November 24 – January 2, various times and prices, see  thebrunton.co.uk for full details.

 

Circa:Beyondcirca

From the circus company that brought you Wunderkammer and How Like An Angel comes an extraordinary and daring new cabaret show.
Enter the deliciously surreal world of Beyond where Rubix cubes and white rabbits meld with jaw-dropping acrobatics as bodies fly and tumble through a curiouser and curiouser universe.
Suitable for ages 14+ (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)
‘White-hot, funny and sexy, these are super-human acrobats masquerading as mere mortals.’
St Andrew Square, Friday, 20 November – Sunday, 3 January, 7.30pm, weekdays £18.50 (£17), weekends, £19.50 (£18), part of Edinburgh’s Christmas

 

Stick Man

‘Stick Man lives in the family tree
With his Stick Lady Love
and their stick children three … ’
But the world outside the family tree is a dangerousticks place for Stick Man. A dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?
Touching, funny and utterly original, this delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler’s hugely popular children’s book is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.
Based on the real-life romance between legendary filmmaker Mack Sennett and his rising star Mabel Normand, it tells the story of Hollywood’s golden age, where the fun of the silent screen was dominated by the hysterical chaos of the Keystone Kops and the glamour of the bathing beauties. A world where heroes wore capes, girls were tied to the railway tracks and it all ended with a pie in the face.
St Andrew Square, Friday, 20 November – Tuesday, 29 December, times vary, £14.50, part of Edinburgh’s Christmas