Review: Son of a Preacher Man, King’s Theatre

Review: Son of a Preacher Man, King’s Theatre

While some jukebox musicals feature a strong story, expertly woven together by an endless stream of classic hits, others fail to hit the mark by relying purely on musical nostalgia and overlooking the need for a strong cast and a plot that is both interesting and relevant. Son of a Preacher Man, which is on at the King’s Theatre until Saturday, falls somewhere in the middle. Inspired by the music of Dusty Springfield, the show…

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Review: Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

As it’s been on the go for more than 40 years, it’s easy to forget just how much fun the Rocky Horror Show can be when performed by a truly talented, energetic and fearless cast. Running at The Edinburgh Playhouse all this week, the latest touring incarnation of the sci-fi musical is a non-stop explosion of stomping tunes, filthy jokes, audience interaction and more fishnets and corsets than you’d expect to find in Courtney Love’s…

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Preview: The Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: The Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

It might be months until Halloween but be prepared for costumes galore in Edinburgh this week as The Rocky Horror Show rolls into town. Starring Diana Vickers as Janet, Ben Freeman as Brad and S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole as Eddie/Dr Scott, the latest touring incarnation of Richard O’Brien’s hit musical looks set to be non-stop party – bursting with risqué jokes, memorable songs and outrageous costumes. The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad…

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