Theatre preview: Sound Symphony

Theatre preview: Sound Symphony

Sound Symphony is a highly interactive, sensory music theatre performance made specially for young audiences with profound autism (8 years and older). The show celebrates making music your own way by weaving together live classical instruments, singing and a wide range of weird and wonderful sounds. Sound Symphony provides a sensory-rich environment, where the audience can feel the music through their whole body. Sound Symphony is created and directed by Ellie Griffiths and is performed…

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Wallace & Gromit are coming to Edinburgh

Wallace & Gromit are coming to Edinburgh

Wallace & Gromit will bring their Musical Marvels show to Edinburgh for the first time in June, featuring the iconic characters on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment. Ticket holders will be treated to brand new music to accompany Musical Marvels, which was first screened at the BBC Proms in 2012, along with interactive escapades and enthusiastic entertainment by presenter Matthew Sharp and the Picture House Orchestra. This is a fantastic opportunity for young…

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Review: Matilda The Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse *****

Review: Matilda The Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse *****

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding Matilda The Musical. After all, this Royal Shakespeare Company production has already bagged over 90 awards, and it doesn’t take a minute to see why Roald Dahl’s beloved tale has become such a global smash-hit. Starring the fabulous Scarlett Cecil as Matilda Wormwood, this delightful show tells the story of an extraordinary little girl who develops magical powers on her quest to find happiness. But that’s not without…

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Edinburgh International Festival line-up unveiled

Edinburgh International Festival line-up unveiled

Jarvis Cocker, Teenage Fanclub, Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry are among the stars appearing at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. Names from classical and contemporary music, theatre, opera and dance are among 2,600 artists taking part in the 72nd festival, which will be held between 2 and 26 August. Pulp singer Cocker will perform at the Capital’s Leith Theatre, which also hosts gigs by Neneh Cherry, Anna Calvi, Kate Tempest, Sharon Van Etten and…

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David Blaine to kick off first-ever UK tour in Edinburgh

David Blaine to kick off first-ever UK tour in Edinburgh

Magician and illusionist David Blaine has announced first-ever UK and Ireland live tour – and it kicks off at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Blaine, who is well-known for his ambitious public stunts, will bring his Real Or Magic Tour to the UK and Ireland in June for his first live dates on these shores. The show promises an “interactive experience” and a set of “death-defying stunts”, as well as the assertion that no two shows on…

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Ian Kelsey and Denis Lill to star in The Verdict at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre

Ian Kelsey and Denis Lill to star in The Verdict at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre

Following the phenomenal success of its world premiere tour, Ian Kelsey and Denis Lill will star in gripping courtroom sensation The Verdict at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh this spring. The critically-acclaimed play tells the story of Frank Galvin, a washed-up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic. He is presented with one last chance to redeem himself when he is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win. Up against the…

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Review: Dirty Dancing, Festival Theatre

Review: Dirty Dancing, Festival Theatre

“Sorry for the interruption, folks, but I always do the last dance of the season,” announces Michael O’Reilly as Dirty Dancing draws to a close on opening night. The iconic line is met with the type of deafening whoops and cheers that are usually reserved for chart-topping boy bands. Considering his likeness to the late Patrick Swayze, both physically and in the way he embraces his role as the tough-but-loveable Johnny Castle, it’s not surprising…

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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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