Review: 9 to 5, Edinburgh Playhouse ***

Review: 9 to 5, Edinburgh Playhouse ***

They say it’s a man’s world – but not under Dolly Parton’s watch. The legendary Queen of Country has brought her Broadway and West End hit musical, 9 to 5, to the Edinburgh Playhouse for nearly a week long run this November. Based on the 1980 film of the same name, 9 to 5 tells the story of three office secretaries in 80s New York who, after incessant bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment from their…

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Review: The Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: The Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

Suspenders at the ready, The Rocky Horror Show is back in town. Based on Richard O’Brien’s cult 70s musical of the same name, The Rocky Horror Show is a mind-warping production that’ll transport you straight to Transexual, Transylvania. This outrageous horror/comedy musical is like nothing else – it’s camp, it’s queer, it’s intergalactic and it will have you dancing all night, or at least doing The Time Warp. The Rocky Horror Show tells the story…

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Review: The King and I, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: The King and I, Edinburgh Playhouse

Tradition states that your head should never be above the King of Siam’s but on this occasion you would be forgiven for a more relaxed meeting with his majesty as the The King and I rolls into Edinburgh for the latest part of its world tour. Set in the 1860s, this classic musical tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young English widow and the King of Siam after she accepts a job…

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Listen: Noel Gallagher shares new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Listen: Noel Gallagher shares new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of his visit to the Edinburgh Playhouse next week (May 7), Noel Gallagher has announced new EP Black Star Dancing and shared the title track. You can listen to it here. The latest offering from the former Oasis man is his first new material since 2017’s Who Built The Moon. “It manages to combine the influences of David Bowie, INXS, U2, Queen, Indeep AND ZZ Top FFS!,” said Gallagher. “I might have been watching…

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Noel Gallagher hints at new material ahead of Edinburgh gig

Noel Gallagher hints at new material ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh next week, Noel Gallagher has sparked rumours of imminent new material with a Twitter post that appears to be a smidgen of lyrics – or even a song or album title. The tweet, “Nature is dancing but we ain’t done yet”, has fans of the former Oasis man speculating that something new is on its way. Last month, The Who‘s Pete Townshend revealed that Gallagher was working with producer…

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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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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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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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