Until The Flood to receive world premiere in Edinburgh

Until The Flood to receive world premiere in Edinburgh

Arcola Theatre has announced that the European premiere of Until The Flood, written and performed by Pulitzer Prize nominee Dael Orlandersmith, will take place in Edinburgh this summer. The production, directed by Neel Keller, will be the first by Arcola Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival. It opens at the Traverse Theatre on 2 August, with previews from 1 August, and runs until 24 August. It then transfers to Arcola Theatre, London, opening on 6 September,…

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Tenth annual MagicFest brings extra sparkle to Christmas and Hogmanay

Tenth annual MagicFest brings extra sparkle to Christmas and Hogmanay

The first details have been revealed for the 10th annual MagicFest – Edinburgh’s much-loved celebration of all things magical. It will perform a special trick of its own – vanishing from its old spot in the summer only to reappear, transformed, in the festive season at the end of December and early January. The event, which will have lots to entertain adults and children, will add extra sparkle to Scotland’s Christmas and Hogmanay with mind-blowingperformances plus…

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Review: Club Tropicana, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Club Tropicana, Edinburgh Playhouse

As former X Factor star Joe McElderry bounces onto the stage and demands the audience stand up to learn a synchronised dance routine, it’s difficult to have high expectations for Club Tropicana The Musical. Thankfully, the only way is up after such an anxiety-inducing intro and what follows is a surprisingly fun and professional stage show bursting with cheese, laughter and nostalgic 80’s hits. The Club Tropicana story is simple: it follows what happens when…

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Rona Munro discusses bold new staging of Frankenstein

Rona Munro discusses bold new staging of Frankenstein

A new theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley’s seminal 1818 gothic horror novel, Frankenstein, is coming to the stage of the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh later this year. Adapted by award-winning writer Rona Munro, the production will tour nationwide from 2 September – 30 November 2019. Further dates and casting are yet to be announced. Munro’s brilliant new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her…

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Five-star sell-out show returns to Underbelly

Five-star sell-out show returns to Underbelly

Underbelly welcomes back CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation after a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2018. The show is a murder mystery with a twist. When “CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation” take to the stage, no one knows who the killer is; not even the cast! The audience provides the victim’s name, their profession and how they were killed. From there the cast improvise a comedy play set during the aftermath and investigation. With the help of…

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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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