Goldilocks and the Three Bears announced as King’s Theatre panto for 2019/20

Goldilocks and the Three Bears announced as King’s Theatre panto for 2019/20

On the eve of this year’s panto opening, it has been announced that Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be the King’s Theatre Edinburgh panto for 2019/20, opening on Saturday, 30 November 2019 and running until Sunday, 19 January 2020. Join the cast in the big top of panto dreams as the King’s Theatre Edinburgh transforms into a sensational circus world where anything is possible. Three is the magic number as Allan Stewart, Andy Gray…

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Review: Peppa Pig’s Adventure, King’s Theatre

Review: Peppa Pig’s Adventure, King’s Theatre

To those of a certain age, Peppa Pig has near pop-star-like status. That much was evident when she arrived on stage at the King’s Theatre last week, her grand entrance eliciting high-pitched screams befitting of the billion-dollar grossing global icon she has become. Sure, those excitable pre-schoolers in attendance will eventually have their little heads turned by the pop stars of tomorrow. But for now the precocious piglet is the object of their affection. Peppa…

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Phil Daniels to star in Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde in Edinburgh

Phil Daniels to star in Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde in Edinburgh

Quadrophenia star Phil Daniels will lead the company in the titular role of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh (Tuesday 10-Saturday 14 April 2018) in a new production, adapted by David Edgar and directed by Kate Saxon. A twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars Daniels as both Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. “I’m playing Jekyll as a posh Edinburgh…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week. Trainspotting A coarse, intense and often hilarious rollercoaster ride through the darkest backstreets of the heroin scene of Thatcher-era Leith. In a world where work and opportunities are scarce Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud rail against the trappings of a successful lifestyle held out of their reach, and seek life through the point of a needle. Published in 1993, Trainspotting defined a generation and…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week… Our Fathers What would you do if a stranger asked you to father her child? If your dad thought dance school turned you gay? If you’d never seen the man behind the mask? A moving and unforgiving tribute by three performers whose faraway fathers might just make an appearance. International company Babakas take inspiration from stand-up comedy, contemporary dance and The Sopranos to tell a…

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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: The Wedding Singer, King’s Theatre

Review: The Wedding Singer, King’s Theatre

Nothing brings out the best, the worst and the downright ridiculous in people more than a good wedding. It’s an ideal premise, then, for an upbeat, laugh-a-minute musical about love, heartbreak and the skewed idea of living happily ever after. The UK tour of The Wedding Singer has a lot to live up to in order to satisfy its excited audience, most of whom probably spent their formative years rooting for Adam Sandler and Drew…

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Top Tickets: This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre

Top Tickets: This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week… Ruddygore Robin Oakapple’s plans to marry sweet little Rose Maybud are thwarted when he discovers that he is a bad baronet of Ruddygore. If he fails to commit a crime a day then his ghostly ancestors will descend from their picture frames to torture him. Does this mean that Rose will marry the dastardly sailor, Dick Dauntless? King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Tuesday 21 March to…

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Jarvis Cocker signs huge book deal ahead of Edinburgh gig

Jarvis Cocker signs huge book deal ahead of Edinburgh gig

Hot on the heels of the announcement of his Edinburgh International Festival appearance, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has signed a deal worth more than £100,000 to write a book on creativity. The Sheffield-born music icon has written a six-page proposal for a tome called This Book Is A Song, which is expected to combine biographical details, essays, illustrations and photographs. Those understood to have put offers on the table to Cocker’s literary agent Mónica Carmona include…

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Theatre: 9 To 5 The Musical, preview

Theatre: 9 To 5 The Musical, preview

Every once in a while, an am-dram theatre group comes along that gives the impression they’re actually a professional touring company instead. Case in point: Edinburgh’s Bohemians Lyric Opera Company. Formed in 1909, their production of Legally Blonde at the King’s Theatre last year was on a par, if not better, than the West End touring version. In short, a show well deserving of the general public’s cash, and not just invited friends and families….

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