Review: Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse

It may be 48 years since the Beatles officially split but for one night you can party with the Fab Four in Let It Be the musical. The acclaimed West End production returned to Edinburgh Playhouse last night to pay homage to one of the most influential bands in the world, the Beatles. The show follows the band’s journey from one of their early performances at the Royal Variety Show in front of the Queen…

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Preview: Shakespeare In Love UK tour comes to Edinburgh

Preview: Shakespeare In Love UK tour comes to Edinburgh

Shakespeare In Love, the critically acclaimed West End play directed by Phillip Breen, opens at King’s Theatre Edinburgh on Monday, 12 November as part of a UK wide tour this Autumn. Pierro Niel-Mee will star as Will Shakespeare with Imogen Daines as Viola, Rob Edwards as Fennyman, Geraldine Alexander as the Queen, Edmund Kingsley as Kit Marlowe, Bill Ward as Wessex, Ian Hughes as Henslowe, Giles Taylor as Tilney and De Lesseps, Edward Harrison as…

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Preview: Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles, Edinburgh Playhouse

In just two weeks, fans of The Beatles will see the new Let It Be show when it comes to Edinburgh for one week only. The updated version of Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles was premiered in Cardiff last month, with audiences across the UK and Ireland seeing the brand new second part of the show for the very first time. Let It Be comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse…

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Christina Bianco to visit Edinburgh with new show

Christina Bianco to visit Edinburgh with new show

To celebrate the release of her debut album Life of the Party, US singing sensation Christina Bianco has announced five UK dates. The ‘girl of a thousand voices’ will be appearing live in October and her new show is set to wow audiences in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Hastings and Manchester. Showcasing her soaring vocals and rapid-fire, spot-on impersonations, audiences can expect Christina’s greatest impressions along with new material from the album, which was crowdfunded by…

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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. Twelfth Night In Shakespeare’s bittersweet comedy genders blur, boundaries are crossed and the world is turned upside down, all with music as the engine for these bacchanalian shenanigans. Director Wils Wilson saturates this tale of magic and wonder with all the psychedelia and bohemian delight of the ‘summer of love’. Desire and grief collide in a heady cocktail as hidden emotions are aroused in a…

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Dangerous Giant Animals £5,000 wins inaugural SIT-UP Award

Dangerous Giant Animals £5,000 wins inaugural SIT-UP Award

The inaugural SIT-UP Award has gone to Christina Murdock for her production Dangerous Giant Animals currently wowing audiences at Underbelly. It is based on her experience of growing up with her disabled sister. The £5,000 Award will help the production to further promote its message and improve its engagement with audiences and relevant charities. A panel of judges, made up of arts and charity professionals, decided that Dangerous Giant Animals poignantly shone a spotlight on events that are rarely discussed as…

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Fringe review: Belly of a Drunken Piano

Fringe review: Belly of a Drunken Piano

Belly of a Drunken Piano **** It’s a decade since the great Tom Waits made a triumphant rare visit to Edinburgh on his impromptu Glitter and Doom tour. Cue heavy sighs from anyone lucky enough to have been in attendance at those Playhouse gigs. And yes, while we can only hope the booze-soaked bard of the barstool will grace us with his presence again one day, fans could do worse than a night in the…

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High 5, with Laurie Black

High 5, with Laurie Black

Classically trained pianist turned cabaret anarchist Laurie Black recently released third album Kink! – a collection of songs about BDSM and books. Laurie was crowned Emerging Artist at this year’s Adelaide Fringe 2018, and she is bringing her synth-rock cabaret show Bad Luck t0 the Edinburgh Fringe. AAA caught up with Laurie for a quick chat ahead of her visit. Bad Luck, Underbelly, Cowgate – Big Belly, 8.50pm, Aug 20-26, www.edfringe.com     Favourite Film  I’ve recently discovered two…

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Fringe interview: Djuki Mala

Fringe interview: Djuki Mala

Unique, infectious, high-energy… like a confetti cannon point blank to the heart! Djuki Mala wow audiences with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling that’s a marvel of timing and comedy with a hefty dose of heart and soul! Is this your first time at the Fringe? No, our first season was last year and we had a brilliant time! Really looking forward to returning this year. Tell us a bit about the…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Billie Eilish, You Should See Me In A Crown

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Billie Eilish, You Should See Me In A Crown

The precociously talented Billie Eilish is still putting the finishing touches on her debut album, but if latest single You Should See Me In A Crown is any indication of what’s to come, her career is going to go stratospheric. Still only 16, but with songwriting abilities which belie her age, this silver-haired pop sensation is starting to look like the second coming of Lorde. Eilish made a name for herself with her Don’t Smile…

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