Review: The Last Ship, Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Review: The Last Ship, Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Opened on Broadway in 2014, Sting’s The Last Ship tells the story of the closure of the Swan Hunter shipyard in his hometown of Newcastle. Earlier this year, the musical set sail across the UK and Ireland for its first ever national tour and it has finally docked at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. It’s refreshing to see that Sting, one the music industry’s most well-known figures, has used his fame to create a truly interesting debut…

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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. Funbox: Underwater Adventure Anchors away with Anya, Gary and Kevin (formerly the stars of The Singing Kettle) for their all new show for 2017, where they voyage beneath the waves to the bottom of the ocean. The Funbox is locked and the gang will have to cause a splash because their magical keys are all tucked up in the sea bed. Can they find them…

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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. Agatha Christie’s Love From a Stranger A play by Agatha Christie and Frank Vosper. In association with Fiery Angel LTD. ‘Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody’ – Agatha Christie A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet. Little does she know the ghastly truth about her new beau… Electric with suspense…

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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. Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective? Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows. All too aware that he’s older and slower, he’s concerned that he might have lost his touch, paranoid that he is an easy…

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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. Edinburgh International Children’s Festival The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival presents the world’s best theatre and dance for young audiences. Various venues, Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June, various times and prices, 0131-228 1404, www.imaginate.org.uk/festival/ Pass Out Edinburgh College’s Performing Arts Studio Scotland returns to the Traverse with their unique take on showcase performances for graduate actors. This year, the students will work for two…

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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. Wicked Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of…

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Review: Wicked, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Wicked, Edinburgh Playhouse

“Are people born wicked, or do they have wickedness thrust upon them?” ponders Glinda the good witch, shortly after the curtain rises at The Edinburgh Playhouse. The answer to this question is intelligently explored throughout Wicked, the smash-hit musical which tells the story of how her unlikely friendship with Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, came to be. As one of modern musical theatre’s biggest triumphs, Wicked continues to draw sold-out crowds internationally more…

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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. Dan and Phil World Tour: Interactive Introverts Dan and Phil present their new stage show – Interactive Introverts. Two internet dwelling, insecure nerds standing under the spotlight to give the people what they want: an epic interactive experience of rants, roasts, battles, stories ..and surprises that will make you laugh, cry, cringe and puts the audience in control unlike anything before! Usher Hall, Lothian Road,…

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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. Remembering Fred Get ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire, Fred Astaire. ‘Remembering Fred’ will take you on a magical journey of dance, live music and entertainment plus audiences will see and hear video footage of famous Fred Fans including Twiggy, Darcey Bussell, Don Black and Bruce Oldfield sharing stories. Brought to life by the producer…

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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. Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience With over 70% of it improvised and some new script, every show is different – though chaos always reigns as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a three-course meal. Expect lashings of laughter, huge spoonfuls of spontaneity and plenty of participation in a true blend of ingenious comedy and unique scripting that’s ideal for comedy and theatre fans – or just…

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