Review: Priscilla, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Priscilla, Edinburgh Playhouse

Anyone unwilling to wholeheartedly embrace extravagant costumes, Eighties disco classics or risqué humour shouldn’t bother buying a ticket to see Priscilla Queen of the Desert at The Edinburgh Playhouse. However, it’ll be money well spent for those looking for a bold, brash, fun alternative to traditional pantomimes this Christmas. Based on Stephen Elliot’s cult 1994 film of the same name, this glitzy production of Priscilla has an admittedly wafer-thin plot about two drag artists and a…

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Preview: A Christmas Wish, Usher Hall

Preview: A Christmas Wish, Usher Hall

Talented students from The MGA Academy of Performing Arts are set to spread some festive cheer while raising money for charity when they star in a Christmas stage production at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall tomorrow.  A Christmas Wish is a family-friendly stage spectacular featuring a dazzling array of uplifting festive songs, spectacular costumes and stunning dance routines. Directed by Andrew Gowland, the annual show brings together more than 200 young performers from The MGA Academy, ranging from…

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Review: Circa: Beyond, The Spiegeltent

Review: Circa: Beyond, The Spiegeltent

There are few shows that will have you teetering on the edge of your seat, watching with as much fear as adoration in your eyes, more than Circa: Beyond, the centrepiece of Edinburgh’s 2015 Christmas festivities. Performed by a talented acrobatic troupe from Australia, the hallucinogenic show is set in a dream-like world where the lines between animals and people, fantasy and reality, madness and sanity have become blurred. The show lacks a cohesive narrative,…

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This Week’s Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Theatre: Top Tickets

Former Neighbours heartthrob Jason Donovan once again dons the frocks in the smash hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert. “I think for me, Priscilla is the shoe that fits, the gift that keeps giving,” says the 47-year-old Aussie ahead of his return to the Edinburgh Playhouse. “It resonates all ways. I love this musical – it’s a great Australian story, driven by the plot rather than the songs just being put together.” Elsewhere in Edinburgh’s theatres, Larry Potter…

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This Week’s Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Theatre: Top Tickets

The festive season doesn’t just mean panto – though there’s plenty of that across the Capital right now. At the Playhouse on Thursday night, there’s two hours of Christmas songs in So This Is Christmas, while Shit-Faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream is a take on the Bard like no other. Elsewhere, Circa Beyond, which is part of the fantastic Edinburgh’s Christmas programme, is an absolute must-see. So This is Christmas Performed by a talented cast…

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This Week’s Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Theatre: Top Tickets

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Auld Reekie. The city centre streets are illuminated with thousands of colourful lights, and in the Capital’s theatres there’s plenty of great shows to get all the family into the festive spirit. At the King’s, panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are currently treading  the boards in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella is charming audiences at the Brunton and The Lion, The Witch And…

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This Week’s Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Theatre: Top Tickets

It’s panto season again – oh yes it is! And in Edinburgh theatres there’s plenty of great shows to get all the family into the festive spirit. At the King’s, panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott tread the boards in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella comes to the Brunton and The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe at the Lyceum is a must-see.   The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe…

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Chicago to open in Edinburgh

Chicago to open in Edinburgh

Chicago is set to open in Edinburgh next year as part of a new UK-wide tour. The hit show, which currently holds the record for the longest running musical revival on Broadway, will open at The Edinburgh Playhouse on Monday, June 13 and run until Saturday, June 18. The crime musical is set in Chicago in the roaring 1920s and follows the story of Roxie Hart, a sassy nightclub singer that murders her lover. Jailed…

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This Week’s Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Theatre: Top Tickets

In Edinburgh theatres this week, King Charles III hits the Festival Theatre after a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, the famously dark and sadistic Wednesday Addams grows up and falls in love at the Pleasance Theatre, and Stick Man, at St Andrew Square, is a delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler’s hugely popular children’s book. King Charles III Following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, Mike Bartlett’s critically acclaimed new future…

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Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s

Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s

Over 250 young people from Scouting and Girlguiding will swap their camping gear and the outdoor life for the glitz and glamour of theatre world. Running from the 17 – 21 November at the King’s Theatre, the Edinburgh Gang Show includes incredible song and dance numbers from pop sensation Sam Smith to classic musicals such as Miss Saigon and many more, as well as laugh out loud sketches. Andy Johnston, the Edinburgh Gang Show Director said: “It is…

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