Theatre brings you the well loved tale of a young mother who goes to Siam to work under the eccentric palace roof of the King. Suitable for the whole family, and full of classic Broadway hits such as ‘Getting To Know You’, ‘Shall We Dance’, and ‘I Whistle A Happy Tune’. See preview, page 113. ST SERF’S PARISH CHURCH 280 Ferry Road Sinbad the Sailor Wed 30 Nov–Fri 2 Dec, 7.30pm; Sat 3 Dec, 2pm & 6.30pm. £7 (children £3; family ticket £17). The St Serf’s Players present their annual panto, with all the fun and audience participation you’d expect.

GUILTY LILY 284 Bonnington Road, 554 5824. Guilty Pleasures Burlesque Presents: A Night At The Movies Fri 25 Nov, 8.30pm–midnight. £7. Glamorous burlesque and song with Hollywood glamour-puss Miss Hell’s Belle, showgirl queen and burlesque satirist Wild Card Kitty, rock n’ roll bombshell Daiquiri Dusk and your host Rufus T.

HOPETOUN HOUSE Shore Road, South Queensferry. Tickets via Hub Tickets, 473 2000. A Christmas Carol Thu 8 Dec, 7.30pm. £12 (£8). Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents the heart-warming tale of the miserly Scrooge. KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. Star Quality Until Sat 19 Nov, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £14.50–£27.50. Amanda Donohoe steps backstage in Noel Coward’s typically wicked and uproarious final play, set among the hot tempers of a West End show. Edinburgh Gang Show 2011 Tue 22–Sat 26 Nov, 7pm (Sat mat 2.15pm). £9–£15. Annual variety show performed by Scouts, Cubs, Guides and Brownies. Cinderella Sat 3 Dec–Sun 22 Jan, times vary. £10.50–£24.50 (children £9.50–£21.50). Usual suspects Alan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are all present and correct in the King’s traditional hootenany.

THE PLEASANCE 60 Pleasance, 556 6550. Fiddler On the Roof Tue 22–Sat 26 Nov, 7.30pm. £8 (students £5). The classic tale of the various woes of Tevye, a Jewish patriarch in Tsarist Russia, presented by EUSOG. One Snowy Night Wed 7–Sat 10 Dec. See Kids listings. The Sugar Revue Sat 10 Dec, 8pm. £12 (students £9). The delectable Madame Myfanwy, Welsh Diva and Comedienne, is your host for this evening of dazzling burlesque and cabaret in the Cabaret Bar, from the likes of Miss Leggy Pee, Gilda Lily, Wild Card Kitty, Miss Hell’s Belle and Daiquiri Dusk. ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 248 4848. Beauty & the Beast Fri 25 Nov–Sat 31 Dec, times vary. £18–£24 (£9–£22; family ticket £60; Fri 25 Nov & Thu 1 Dec previews, all tickets £10). Another typically magical and luxuriant festive treat is promised by the Royal Lyceum’s annual Christmas show, which this year tells the story of a brave Beauty who honours her foolish father’s word and goes to live with a reclusive beast.

ST BRIDE’S CENTRE 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. Dinner with the Family Wed 23–Sat 26 Nov, 7.30pm. £10 (£8.50). The Edinburgh Makars present a dramatic comedy set in 1930s France about an unhappily married man who invents a fantasy family to impress a girl he has fallen in love with. Antigone by Sophocles Tue 29 Nov–Fri 2 Dec, 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Random Act Theatre Company presents a powerful production of Robert Fagles’ translation of the great Greek tragedy. Revolution Dance Christmas Showcase Sat 10 Dec, 2pm & 7.30pm. £7 (£5; under 3s £2). A festive family show from the students of Revolution Dance school.

TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street, 228 1404. La Nuit Intime Fri 18 & Sat 19 Nov, 8pm. £17 (£13). A revival of Liv Lorent’s nocturnal fantasy, in which vulnerability and eroticism combine to tell an intimate, hazy tale. Miranda Sun 20 Nov, 7.30pm. £15 (£6–£11). Psychological thriller about a spoilt young girl who finds herself in an abandoned and house and not altogether alone. A new work choreographed and directed by Kally Lloyd-Jones, presented by Company Chordelia.

✽✽ Little Match Girl Passion Tue 22 & Wed 23 Nov, 7.30pm. £15

(£6–£11). Cryptic presents a multimedia interpretation of David Lang’s Pulitzer prize-winning choral work, including live music, dance and film work by Jack Phelan. The story combines Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl with responses from Bach’s St Matthew Passion. See review, page 113.

✽✽ Nowwhatnow? Thu 24 Nov, 7.30pm. £6. Dance Base presents a brand new work inspired by the here and now. Featuring Andy Howitt, Alan Greig, Steinvor Palsson and Matthew Hawkins. See Q & A, page 114.

✽✽ Phoenix Dance Theatre: Declarations Fri 25 Nov, 7.30pm.

£17 (£13). A programme of four innovative pieces from the acclaimed dance collective, including the return of Philip Taylor’s Haunted Passages and a more recent work from Warren Adams inspired by the words of Barack Obama. See preview, page 114.

✽✽ The Shoogle Project Sat 26 & Sun 27 Nov, 8pm. £15 (£6–£11). Dance company Plan B team up with high-octane folk band Shooglenifty for an evening that’s part gig, part dance performance and part ceilidh. See Stage Whispers, page 111. The Tree of Knowledge Thu 8–Sat 24 Dec, (not Sun/Mon), 7.30pm (Thu 15, Sat 17 & Sat 24 Dec mats 2.30pm). £15–£17 (£6–£13). Traverse stalwart Jo Clifford (Losing Venice, Light in the Village, Every One) presents a major new work in which David Hume (played by Gerry Mulgrew) and Adam Smith (Neil McKinven) awake in present-day Edinburgh and react with joy and horror to the way their Enlightenment world has developed. Suitable for ages 14+. Lost Sock Princess Wed 14– Fri 23 Dec. See Kids listings. Lyceum Youth Theatre’s Kick Ass Christmas Thu 15 & Fri 16 Dec, 7pm & 8pm. £8 (£6). Senior groups (ages 14–18) from the Lyceum Youth Theatre perform pieces they have devised over the last term.

OUTSIDE THE CITIES ADAM SMITH THEATRE Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 583302. Oliver! Sun 20–Sat 26 Nov, 7.15pm (Sun mat 3pm; Sat mat 2.30pm). £11–£12.50. KAOS presents the classic musical, with a talented local cast to get you singing along with ‘Food Glorious Food’ and ‘Oom-Pah-Pah’ in no time. Cinderella Wed 14 Dec–Sat 14 Jan, times vary. £9–£15.50 (family ticket £42). The classic fairytale is given a Scottish twist and features Billy Mack reprising his role as Nanny Mac.

ALHAMBRA THEATRE 35 Canmore Street, Dunfermline, 01383 740384. Sleeping Beauty Fri 25 Nov, 7.30pm. £21.50 (seniors £19.50; under 16s £16). Moscow Ballet weaves the magical tale of Princess Aurora and her rescue by the

Prince’s kiss, set to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score. Vampires Rock Sat 26 Nov, 7.30pm. £22.50. Expect to find yourself air- guitaring along to this unique vampirific musical as Steve Steinman’s band The Lost Boys blast their way through some of the world’s best known rock anthems, featuring tunes by Led Zeppelin, Meatloaf, AC/DC, Bon Jovi and the like. Fangtastic.

BYRE THEATRE Abbey Street, St Andrews, 01334 475000. Children of Eden Thu 17–Sat 19 Nov, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £8. A musical, from the writer of Wicked, based on the plot of the book of Genesis. Aladdin Wed 30 Nov–Sat 31 Dec, times vary. £10–£17.50. A musical performance of the classic panto favourite from Byre Theatre in association with NLP Theatre. DUNDEE REP Tay Square, Dundee, 01382 223530. Scottish Dance Theatre: Backstage Pass Thu 17 Nov, 6pm & 8pm. £10 (£8; students £5). A performance in various alternative spaces around the theatre, offering audiences some close encounters with the dancers. Cinderella Tue 29 Nov–Sat 31 Dec, times vary. £15.50–£17.50 (£12.50–£14.50; children £7; family ticket £42). Dundee Rep Ensemble presents Phil Porter’s modern take on Cinderella, set on a floating retirement home and with plenty of silly characters that will make you laugh anew at a classic tale.

MACROBERT University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 466666. Jackie And the Beanstalk Wed 23 Nov–Sat 7 Jan, times vary. £7–£16.50.


Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum, it’s time for some panto fun. Join Macrobert for their production of Jackie and the Beanstalk, and boo and hiss to your heart’s content. Polar Molar Tue 29 Nov–Sat 31 Dec, times vary. £7.50–£8.50. It’s 2020 and Captain Scott is on an expedition to find the last living polar bear, but without knowing what one looks like, he is bound to face a few giggle-worthy difficulties. Ages 3+.

✽✽ Too Many Penguins? Wed 7–Sat 24 Dec, times vary. £7. Frozen

Charlotte Productions present a Christmas show that packs fun, laughs, entertainment and penguins into the mix. Ages 0–3. See feature, page 112.

PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, Paisley, 887 1010. Snow White Fri 25 Nov–Sat 31 Dec, times vary. £13.50–£17.50 (£10.50–£13.50). Annual panto from PACE Theatre Company with Paisley’s favourite dame, David Wallace, in the starring role.

PERTH THEATRE 185 High Street, Perth, 01738 621031. Men Should Weep ●●●●● Until Sat 26 Nov, 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £10.50–£19 (under 16s £8). The National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Ena Lamont Stewart’s seminal 1947 play. Jack and the Beanstalk Fri 9 Dec–Sat 7 Jan, times vary. £17–£20 (£14–£17; family ticket £52–£60). Boy sells cow, boy meets ogre and they all live happily ever after (sort of).

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Christmas 2011 at macrobert A treat for every age and taste Jackie and the Beanstalk

Written, directed by and starring Johnny McKnight

One of Scotland’s best pantomimes

23 Nov 7 Jan Tickets from only £11 To find out more about our panto, Christmas shows for under 5s and a special VIP panto party head to