Phil Daniels to star in Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde in Edinburgh

Phil Daniels to star in Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde in Edinburgh

Quadrophenia star Phil Daniels will lead the company in the titular role of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh (Tuesday 10-Saturday 14 April 2018) in a new production, adapted by David Edgar and directed by Kate Saxon. A twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars Daniels as both Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. “I’m playing Jekyll as a posh Edinburgh…

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Review: Legally Blonde, Festival Theatre

Review: Legally Blonde, Festival Theatre

Ohmigod, you guys – Legally Blonde the Musical is back and it’s better than ever. Based on the popular book and 2001 movie of the same name (starring Reece Witherspoon), the show follows the story of what happens when a pink-clad Californian ‘fashion merchandising’ graduate named Elle Woods enrols at Harvard Law School in a desperate attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend who has cruelly dumped her because she’s not ‘serious’ enough. Wales’ Lucie Jones,…

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Hacienda Classical announces Edinburgh Festival debut

Hacienda Classical announces Edinburgh Festival debut

Hacienda Classical will be returning with a new set and soundtrack for 2018 – and it will make its Edinburgh Festival debut at the Capital’s Royal Highland Centre next summer. These events – see the full list below – will feature the third new set of Hacienda Classical which is currently being prepared by DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering alongside executive producer Peter Hook musical director Tim Crooks. This version will once again see…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

La Clique Noël The international hit La Clique returns to Edinburgh with a new show at the Festival Square Spiegeltent. The outrageous and unforgettable theatrical phenomenon La Clique brings its trademark inspirational mix of cabaret, new burlesque, circus and contemporary vaudeville in a new, sexy, dangerous show which is over your head, under your skin, and below the belt. Born out of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2004 in a genius moment by David Bates,…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week. Trainspotting A coarse, intense and often hilarious rollercoaster ride through the darkest backstreets of the heroin scene of Thatcher-era Leith. In a world where work and opportunities are scarce Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud rail against the trappings of a successful lifestyle held out of their reach, and seek life through the point of a needle. Published in 1993, Trainspotting defined a generation and…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week… The Steamie It’s Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells. Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year – with a little help from the not so handy Andy. First performed in May 1987, The Steamie has delighted and entertained audiences…

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Kinky Boots strutting into Edinburgh Playhouse next Christmas

Kinky Boots strutting into Edinburgh Playhouse next Christmas

Kinky Boots – the winner of every major Best Musical award – arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse for a two-week run from Monday, 10 December 2018. This heart-warming British story has become a favourite with UK theatregoers having won three Olivier Awards for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Actor in a Musical for Matt Henry who played Lola. Kinky Boots also won the London Evening Standard BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week… Rock Of Ages It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock…

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Review, Million Dollar Quartet, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review, Million Dollar Quartet, Edinburgh Playhouse

It’s a tall ask for a jukebox musical to do justice to the music of not one but four of the world’s most iconic performers. However, the team behind Million Dollar Quartet manage to do so with utter ease, resulting in a fun and uplifting show that transports its audience right back to the 1950s. Based on the popular book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, Million Dollar Quartet follows the true story of the…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week… Our Fathers What would you do if a stranger asked you to father her child? If your dad thought dance school turned you gay? If you’d never seen the man behind the mask? A moving and unforgiving tribute by three performers whose faraway fathers might just make an appearance. International company Babakas take inspiration from stand-up comedy, contemporary dance and The Sopranos to tell a…

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