Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announce Edinburgh gig – here’s how to get tickets

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announce Edinburgh gig – here’s how to get tickets

Noel Gallagher and his band High Flying Birds have revealed they will perform an intimate gig at the Edinburgh Playhouse later this year. The former Oasis man will be joined by special guest Gaz Combes – best known as the lead vocalist of Supergrass. The Capital gig takes place on Tuesday, 7 May, and tickets go on sale this Monday at 10am. Gallagher’s gig at the Playhouse is one of just four all-seated shows in…

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Review: American Idiot, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: American Idiot, Edinburgh Playhouse

When Green Day released American Idiot back in 2004, they went on to sell 15 million copies worldwide and were catapulted from being in the pop-punk ‘minority’ to an unanticipated level of mainstream success. Billie Joe Armstrong, clad in his signature black-shirt-red-tie-combo, became somewhat of a rock caricature overnight while sold-out stadium gigs and an extensive merchandise range became the norm. Most surprising of all, though, was the band’s decision to theatricalize the concept album…

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Disney’s The Lion King returning to Edinburgh Playhouse

Disney’s The Lion King returning to Edinburgh Playhouse

Award-winning musical The Lion King will return to the Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2019, the only Scottish dates on the second UK and Ireland tour. Tickets will go on sale in March 2019. Fans can sign up for priority access to tickets at www.thelionking.co.uk The tour coincides with The Lion King celebrating 20 years at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Since the UK premiere in London in October 1999, The Lion King has entertained over 15 million…

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Review: Motown the Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Motown the Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse

What do you get when you mix Motown Records’  biggest hits with a cast that’s talented enough to take on the label’s most iconic performers? A jukebox musical that’s worth dancing in the streets for. Motown the Musical, which runs at the Edinburgh Playhouse until Saturday 8 December, is based on the memoirs of Berry Gordy and tells the story of how he built the legendary pop empire from the ground up with nothing more…

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Review: Saturday Night Fever, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Saturday Night Fever, Edinburgh Playhouse

The music for Saturday Night Fever remains the second best-selling film soundtrack of all time so it comes as no surprise to see Bill Kenright’s touring production of the musical attracting sold-out audiences as it struts its way across the UK. The show follows the story of Tony Manero (played by Casualty’s Richard Winsor), a charismatic 19-year-old who is stuck in a dead-end job but escapes his mundane life by dancing his nights away at…

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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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St Vincent announces piano-led album – and shares stripped-back version of Saviour

St Vincent announces piano-led album – and shares stripped-back version of Saviour

American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist St Vincent, AKA Annie Clark, has announced the release of a reworked version of 2017’s acclaimed MASSEDUCTION. The hugely-acclaimed Texan, who appeared at the Playhouse in August as part of the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), is set to release piano-led album MassEducation next week. A collaboration with Thomas Barlett (AKA Doveman), the stripped back compositions were showcased at An Intimate Evening With St Vincent’ when the pair performed at London’s Cadogan…

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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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Review: The Band, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: The Band, Edinburgh Playhouse

The Smash Hits generation will be flocking to the Edinburgh Playhouse this week for the Scottish premiere of Tim Firth’s The Band which is, surprisingly, so much more than just a nostalgic run-through of the boyband’s greatest hits. First things first: The Band is not about Take That. Instead, it is a heartwarming tale about four estranged school friends – Rachel (Rachel Lumberg), Claire (Alison Fitzjohn), Zoe (Jayne McKenna) and Heather (Emily Joyce) – who…

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Review: An Office And A Gentleman, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: An Office And A Gentleman, Edinburgh Playhouse

It’s one of the most iconic romances ever to be told on the big screen – and now An Officer And A Gentleman flies into the Edinburgh Playhouse as part of its first ever UK tour. Based on true events and the Oscar-winning ​film of the same name, An Officer And A Gentleman tells the story of the motorbike riding, troubled army recruit Zach Mayo (Jonny Fines) and fellow cadet​ ​Sid Worley​ ​(Ian McIntosh) ​​as…

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