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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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week… Hay Fever “Couldn’t you see that all my flippancy was only a mask, hiding my real emotions – crushing them down desperately!” Welcome to a village idyll, home to the eccentric Bliss family. Revelation, romance, and outright outlandish behaviour set the tone of this 1920s dark comedy. Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh joins with Citizens Theatre to present this riotous farce charting the unconventional antics of…

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Edinburgh Theatre: This Week’s Top Tickets

Edinburgh Theatre: This Week’s Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week… Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly…

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Shrek to return to the Edinburgh Playhouse

Shrek to return to the Edinburgh Playhouse

It’ll be a green Christmas in Edinburgh this year as Shrek the Musical returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse for an extended run. The larger than life production, which has previously enjoyed successful runs on Broadway and in London, will kick of a brand new UK tour in the Capital this December. The show will be directed by Nigel Harman, who originated the role of the villainous Lord Farquaad at London’s  Theatre Royal Drury Lane in…

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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 Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns in 2017. This innovative drama is based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel, and has been adapted for the stage by award-winning Playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning Director Marianne Elliot. The Curious Incident of the…

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Preview: Evita, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Evita, Edinburgh Playhouse

West End stars Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti will lead the cast of the latest UK tour of Evita, which opens at the Edinburgh Playhouse tonight (8 Feb). The musical tells the story of Eva Peron, the wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, and her remarkable journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status. The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical features a host of iconic songs including…

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Wicked to fly back to Edinburgh

Wicked to fly back to Edinburgh

It has been confirmed that Wicked will fly back into Edinburgh for a limited run next summer. The musical, which was seen by more than 175,000 people when it took up residence in the Capital back in 2014, will return to the Edinburgh Playhouse for five weeks from Tuesday 8, May until Saturday, 9 June 2018. Based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling novel, the Broadway and West End phenomenon tells the incredible untold story of Oz’s…

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Review: Marvel Universe Live, The Hydro

Review: Marvel Universe Live, The Hydro

Fast-paced, loud and thrilling, Marvel Universe Live is an immersive superhero experience that more than managed to justify its expensive price tag. Produced by Feld Entertainment, the team behind the renowned Disney on Ice franchise, the all-new arena show will appeal primarily to children who have outgrown the company’s Princess-centric tours, as well as teens and adults familiar with the Marvel comic books and movies. Whilst the show’s plot, which follows a gaggle of iconic…

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Review: MagicFest Christmas Special, George Square Theatre

Review: MagicFest Christmas Special, George Square Theatre

With Christmas being the most magical time of the year, it seemed only fitting that the organisers of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival decided to launch a festive special to top off 2016. Taking place in George Square Theatre, MagicFest Christmas Special: A Collection of Wonders followed a cabaret format and comprised several spellbinding performances from some of the world’s leading magicians. Hosted by likeable festival founder Kevin Quantum, the family-friendly show lasted two hours…

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