Edinburgh festivals cancelled due to coronavirus

Edinburgh festivals cancelled due to coronavirus

For the first time in over 70 years, the five festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world’s leading cultural destination every August are not going ahead this year due to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. Edinburgh Art Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are not happening as planned in 2020. Together, the five August festivals comprise over 5,000 events across Scotland’s capital each…

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Beck to visit Edinburgh on 2020 tour

Beck to visit Edinburgh on 2020 tour

Musical chameleon Beck will visit the Usher Hall in Edinburgh this summer as part of a wider UK and European tour. Beck will play in the Capital on Tuesday 7, July in support of his most recent album, 2019’s Hyperspace. The multi-talented Californian has also added a second London date to his summer tour plans. Due to demand for tickets, he will now perform at the O2 Academy Brixton on July 12, in addition to…

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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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Josh Widdicombe to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Josh Widdicombe to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Josh Widdicombe, the guy everyone can do an impression of, is back with a brand new stand up tour. Josh’s Bit Much…tour began on October 3 with a sold-out show in York and the rest of the dates have been met by exceptional demand, so now he is adding a further run of UK shows taking the tour in to spring 2020, and ending with a huge show at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Details below. Josh…

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Fringe Q&A: Do Our Best

Fringe Q&A: Do Our Best

Self-obsessed Sephie finds herself back in the sanctuary of the Girl Guides following the death of her Mother. In a last ditch effort to fend off eternal unhappiness she attempts achieving her Entertainers badge for the fourth time. A devastating comedy about how to harness your grief, find your pack and never giving up. From 2018’s double Fringe-First winning Francesca Moody Productions. AAA caught up with Remy Beasley, writer and performer… Is this your first…

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Fringe Q&A, Robin Morgan

Fringe Q&A, Robin Morgan

Following a sell-out 2018 Fringe and debut UK tour, stand-up Robin Morgan returns with a new hour. AAA caught up with Robin for chat. Is this your first time at the Fringe? It is not. It’s my third hour show, my first was about a proposal, the second about my honeymoon, and this one is about my divorce son, amongst others things. Tell us a bit about the show you’re in this year? It’s a…

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Kylie Minogue heading to No.1 ahead of Edinburgh Castle concerts

Kylie Minogue heading to No.1 ahead of Edinburgh Castle concerts

Ahead of her visit to Edinburgh, Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue is heading towards a seventh UK No.1 with her latest album Step Back In Time – The Definitive Collection. The 51-year-old is believed to be outselling her closest rival, Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi, whose debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent is currently atop the charts. Kylie’s new album was released only two days before she performed to a massive Glastonbury crowd in…

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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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