Review: Penn and Teller, Glasgow Armadillo

Review: Penn and Teller, Glasgow Armadillo

They’re as synonymous with Las Vegas as scantily-clad showgirls and blinding neon lights so it was no surprise to see a full house of excited fans turn out in force to see Penn and Teller perform in Scotland for the very first time last night. The iconic duo brought countless illusions and jokes with them but their most impressive trick was the way in which they were able to play their audience –revealing their ‘secrets’…

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Alan Longmuir rules out Bay City Rollers reunion, saying “hit show is where my heart is”

Alan Longmuir rules out Bay City Rollers reunion, saying “hit show is where my heart is”

Alan Longmuir has ruled out a Bay City Rollers reunion, but says he’s looking forward to turning the Fringe tartan this summer in I Ran With The Gang. The hit show, which captures the nostalgia of a period in musical history forever known as the time of ‘Rollermania’, returns to Le Monde Hotel on George Street this August – and original Roller Longmuir told AAA Edinburgh that he can’t wait to run with the gang again….

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Review: Dirty Dancing, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Dirty Dancing, Edinburgh Playhouse

For die-hard fans who didn’t exactly have the time of their lives watching last week’s televised remake of the hit 1987 film, Dirty Dancing, the stage production (thankfully) doesn’t disappoint. Raunchy, passionate and fun, this all new record breaking, concept show directed by Federico Bellone has already taken a staggering £10 million since hitting the road last August and looks set to get audiences hot under the collar on its current UK tour. Based on…

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Penn and Teller to make their Scottish debut

Penn and Teller to make their Scottish debut

Penn and Teller will bring their world-famous magic show to Scotland for the very first time this week. The American duo, who have been performing together since 1975 and currently hold the record for the longest-running headliners to play in the same Las Vegas hotel, will bring their unique blend of comedy and trickery to Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium on Thursday, 15 and Friday, 16 June. Penn and Teller have spent more than 40 years as…

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Review: The Wedding Singer, King’s Theatre

Review: The Wedding Singer, King’s Theatre

Nothing brings out the best, the worst and the downright ridiculous in people more than a good wedding. It’s an ideal premise, then, for an upbeat, laugh-a-minute musical about love, heartbreak and the skewed idea of living happily ever after. The UK tour of The Wedding Singer has a lot to live up to in order to satisfy its excited audience, most of whom probably spent their formative years rooting for Adam Sandler and Drew…

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Preview: Stand By Me, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Stand By Me, Edinburgh Playhouse

A show charting the musical history of one of the most iconic R&B and doo-wop groups of all time is coming to Edinburgh for one night only. Stand By Me, which celebrates the music of Ben E King and The Drifters, will be performed at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Friday 2 June. The musical revue features a plethora of the group’s most well-known hits including Save the Last Dance for Me, Under the Boardwalk, Saturday…

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Casting announced for UK tour of Sunset Boulevard

Casting announced for UK tour of Sunset Boulevard

Hollyoaks star and Strictly Come Dancing finalist Danny Mac will lead the cast of Sunset Boulevard when it arrives in Edinburgh this later this year. The actor, who has previously performed in both Wicked and Legally Blonde, has been cast as male lead Joe Gillis in the upcoming UK tour of the popular musical. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning production of Sunset Boulevard, which opens at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday 3 October, tells the…

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Underbelly’s Fringe shows on sale now

Underbelly’s Fringe shows on sale now

Underbelly’s full Edinburgh Fringe season of over 150 shows is now on sale, with over 40 shows announced today, including exciting theatre, comedy, circus, musicals and children’s shows. Part of a stellar line-up in comedy for 2017, Jason Manford performs seven shows in the infamous upside down purple cow, Ruby Wax brings her new show Frazzled for three nights only and Al Porter and Alexei Sayle both grace the stage of the Cowbarn. Alexei says:…

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Top Tickets: This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre

Top Tickets: This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week… Ruddygore Robin Oakapple’s plans to marry sweet little Rose Maybud are thwarted when he discovers that he is a bad baronet of Ruddygore. If he fails to commit a crime a day then his ghostly ancestors will descend from their picture frames to torture him. Does this mean that Rose will marry the dastardly sailor, Dick Dauntless? King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Tuesday 21 March to…

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Theatre: 9 To 5 The Musical, preview

Theatre: 9 To 5 The Musical, preview

Every once in a while, an am-dram theatre group comes along that gives the impression they’re actually a professional touring company instead. Case in point: Edinburgh’s Bohemians Lyric Opera Company. Formed in 1909, their production of Legally Blonde at the King’s Theatre last year was on a par, if not better, than the West End touring version. In short, a show well deserving of the general public’s cash, and not just invited friends and families….

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