Amélie musical to visit Edinburgh this summer

Amélie musical to visit Edinburgh this summer

Amélie The Musical – an adaptation of the much-loved 2001 award-winning film Amélie – comes to the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh this summer from 25-29 June. With music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas, this new musical adaptation of the five-time Oscar-nominated film written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, will be directed by Michael Fentiman. Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman…

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Review: American Idiot, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: American Idiot, Edinburgh Playhouse

When Green Day released American Idiot back in 2004, they went on to sell 15 million copies worldwide and were catapulted from being in the pop-punk ‘minority’ to an unanticipated level of mainstream success. Billie Joe Armstrong, clad in his signature black-shirt-red-tie-combo, became somewhat of a rock caricature overnight while sold-out stadium gigs and an extensive merchandise range became the norm. Most surprising of all, though, was the band’s decision to theatricalize the concept album…

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Disney’s The Lion King returning to Edinburgh Playhouse

Disney’s The Lion King returning to Edinburgh Playhouse

Award-winning musical The Lion King will return to the Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2019, the only Scottish dates on the second UK and Ireland tour. Tickets will go on sale in March 2019. Fans can sign up for priority access to tickets at www.thelionking.co.uk The tour coincides with The Lion King celebrating 20 years at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Since the UK premiere in London in October 1999, The Lion King has entertained over 15 million…

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Review: Wendy and Peter, Lyceum

Review: Wendy and Peter, Lyceum

While Ella Hickson’s Wendy And Peter Pan presents a very modern take on JM Barrie’s classic children’s story, it retains much of the magic of the original. Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, the Lyceum’s Christmas show is a well-acted and beautifully crafted production that really seems to be connecting with both children and adults. And deservedly so. All your favourite characters are present as Wendy (Isobel McArthur) and Peter (Ziggy Heath) fly together to Neverland,…

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Review: Kinky Boots, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Kinky Boots, Edinburgh Playhouse

As one of musical theatre’s biggest hits, expectations for the Edinburgh run of Kinky Boots were as high as the heel on sparkly red stiletto boot that’s featured on the show’s poster. Thankfully, the touring production is as polished, bold and glitzy as its West End and Broadway counterparts and promises to bring some much-needed sparkle to Edinburgh’s festivities. With original music and lyrics written by pop superstar Cyndi Lauper, the Tony Award-winning musical tells…

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Preview: Sing Sistah Sing!, Rose Theatre

Preview: Sing Sistah Sing!, Rose Theatre

A British-American opera singer and an award-winning Edinburgh-based former politician and professional pianist will perform a festive adaptation of a five-star Fringe hit show in the Capital next month. Andrea Baker, the internationally-renowned mezzo soprano, and former SNP councillor Richard Lewis will present a tinsel-tinged edition of Sing Sistah Sing, a celebration of Christmas and the sound and breadth of the African American female voice. It will run from December 20-23 and 27-30 show at…

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Review: Nativity, Festival Theatre

Review: Nativity, Festival Theatre

Nothing conjures up childhood festive memories quite like a traditional school nativity. The chaotic nature of the annual school show was captured perfectly in 2009’s big screen hit Nativity so it’s a pleasure to see that the nostalgic charm which made the movie such an unexpected hit has been translated so well to the stage adaptation. Debbie Issit’s Nativity the Musical opened on London’s West End in 2017 and follows the story of what happens…

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears announced as King’s Theatre panto for 2019/20

Goldilocks and the Three Bears announced as King’s Theatre panto for 2019/20

On the eve of this year’s panto opening, it has been announced that Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be the King’s Theatre Edinburgh panto for 2019/20, opening on Saturday, 30 November 2019 and running until Sunday, 19 January 2020. Join the cast in the big top of panto dreams as the King’s Theatre Edinburgh transforms into a sensational circus world where anything is possible. Three is the magic number as Allan Stewart, Andy Gray…

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The Traverse reveals January-April 2019 season

The Traverse reveals January-April 2019 season

Traverse Theatre has revealed its January-April 2019 season – with three home-grown productions returning for a special run, before travelling worldwide. With queues for return tickets during Traverse Festival 2018 hours long, one of the most talked-about shows of the Edinburgh Fringe, the award-winning Ulster American (20 Feb-2 Mar), written by David Ireland, returns by audience demand. Exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice in a…

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Review: Motown the Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Motown the Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse

What do you get when you mix Motown Records’  biggest hits with a cast that’s talented enough to take on the label’s most iconic performers? A jukebox musical that’s worth dancing in the streets for. Motown the Musical, which runs at the Edinburgh Playhouse until Saturday 8 December, is based on the memoirs of Berry Gordy and tells the story of how he built the legendary pop empire from the ground up with nothing more…

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