Review: The King and I, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: The King and I, Edinburgh Playhouse

Tradition states that your head should never be above the King of Siam’s but on this occasion you would be forgiven for a more relaxed meeting with his majesty as the The King and I rolls into Edinburgh for the latest part of its world tour. Set in the 1860s, this classic musical tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young English widow and the King of Siam after she accepts a job…

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Thom Yorke to kick off solo tour in Scotland next summer

Thom Yorke to kick off solo tour in Scotland next summer

Thom Yorke has announced a series of solo dates in the UK and Europe for 2020, with the tour kicking off in Glasgow. The Radiohead frontman will be taking his Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes live project featuring producer Nigel Godrich and audiovisual composer Tarik Barri on the road next summer – calling at Glasgow’s SEC (Scottish Events Centre) and Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse before two nights at the Eventim Apollo in London. They’ll be touring material…

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Foals to kick off 2020 UK tour at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall

Foals to kick off 2020 UK tour at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall

Ahead of the release of their eagerly-anticipated new album, Oxford indie band Foals have announced a major UK tour for 2020 – and kicks off at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh in April. The Yannis Philippakis-fronted outfit release new album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 on October 18, and fans who pre-order the record from the band’s website until October 21 will gain early access to tickets for the UK headline…

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Biffy Clyro confirm release date for eighth studio album

Biffy Clyro confirm release date for eighth studio album

Scottish alt-rockers Biffy Clyro have confirmed that their eagerly-awaited eighth album will be released in the “first half” of 2020. The Ayrshire band revealed they were back in the studio last month, sharing a video of lead singer Simon Neil laying down vocals in Los Angeles. Speaking to music magazine NME, bassist James Johnston confirmed that Biffy fans won’t have long to wait long to hear the band’s new material. When pushed for a release…

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Yungblud to visit Edinburgh on ‘Intimate As Fuck’ tour

Yungblud to visit Edinburgh on ‘Intimate As Fuck’ tour

Dominic Harrison, otherwise known as Yungblud, has announced a trio of intimate UK shows for 2019 – including a visit to Edinburgh’s Liquid Room. The Doncaster musician, who releases new EP The Underrated Youth next week, will be showcasing his latest material on The Intimate As Fuck Tour, due to begin later this month. Yungblud will perform at Kingston’s Pryzm venue on October 23, before playing Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on November 26 and The Wardrobe…

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Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul says fans shouldn’t expect sequel series after El Camino

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul says fans shouldn’t expect sequel series after El Camino

Aaron Paul has shot down the chances of a Breaking Bad sequel series on the back of the cult show’s spin-off movie that premieres on Netflix this month. The actor, who reprises his role as Jesse Pinkman in the new film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, said the Netflix film doesn’t ratify another Breaking Bad series. “People were just so passionate, and wanted answers,” he told The Guardian as he recalled fans’ responses to…

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Josh Widdicombe to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Josh Widdicombe to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Josh Widdicombe, the guy everyone can do an impression of, is back with a brand new stand up tour. Josh’s Bit Much…tour began on October 3 with a sold-out show in York and the rest of the dates have been met by exceptional demand, so now he is adding a further run of UK shows taking the tour in to spring 2020, and ending with a huge show at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Details below. Josh…

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Irvine Welsh hints at another Trainspotting film

Irvine Welsh hints at another Trainspotting film

Edinburgh-born author Irvine Welsh has said that a third Trainspotting, which would complete a “Holy Trinity” of films, is on the cards. T2 Trainspotting opened in cinemas in 2017 and followed on from the hit 1996 original, directed by Danny Boyle. The sequel saw the original cast (including Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller) return, with Boyle again at the helm. Now, Leith-raised novelist Welsh has hinted that the story might not be…

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Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival to open next month

Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival to open next month

The 2019 Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival presents a total of 17 feature films and eight short films in Spanish over the months of October and November. Alongside the Filmhouse and the University of Edinburgh, the festival will take place at the University of Stirling, the University of Strathclyde, the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester, the Belmont Picturehouse in Aberdeen and the Glasgow Film Theatre. The sixth Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival will be held across Scotland from…

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Jason Donovan to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Jason Donovan to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Eighties icon Jason Donovan will visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall next year as part of a 52-date UK and Ireland tour. To mark the 30th anniversary of his hugely successful debut album, Ten Good Reasons, the Australian singer is returning with the Even More Good Reasons Tour, which comes to the Capital next September. Tickets for the tour go on sale on Monday 30, September at 9am via www.jasondonovan.com. Speaking about the tour, Donovan said: “The…

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