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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Mrs Brown’s Boys to visit Scotland on new arena tour

Mrs Brown’s Boys to visit Scotland on new arena tour

The award-winning Brendan O’Carroll and Mrs Brown’s Boys will return to Scotland next year, with their brand new production Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Musical? Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Musical?, which comes to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro as part of a UK tour, promises to take audiences on an exhilarating, side splitting and musical adventure. Brendan O’Carroll said: “Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Musical? will have you crying with laughter, tapping your toes and you will leave the show singing and…

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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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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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Review: The Last Ship, Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Review: The Last Ship, Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Opened on Broadway in 2014, Sting’s The Last Ship tells the story of the closure of the Swan Hunter shipyard in his hometown of Newcastle. Earlier this year, the musical set sail across the UK and Ireland for its first ever national tour and it has finally docked at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. It’s refreshing to see that Sting, one the music industry’s most well-known figures, has used his fame to create a truly interesting debut…

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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. Funbox: Underwater Adventure Anchors away with Anya, Gary and Kevin (formerly the stars of The Singing Kettle) for their all new show for 2017, where they voyage beneath the waves to the bottom of the ocean. The Funbox is locked and the gang will have to cause a splash because their magical keys are all tucked up in the sea bed. Can they find them…

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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. Agatha Christie’s Love From a Stranger A play by Agatha Christie and Frank Vosper. In association with Fiery Angel LTD. ‘Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody’ – Agatha Christie A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet. Little does she know the ghastly truth about her new beau… Electric with suspense…

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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. Edinburgh International Children’s Festival The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival presents the world’s best theatre and dance for young audiences. Various venues, Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June, various times and prices, 0131-228 1404, www.imaginate.org.uk/festival/ Pass Out Edinburgh College’s Performing Arts Studio Scotland returns to the Traverse with their unique take on showcase performances for graduate actors. This year, the students will work for two…

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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. Wicked Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of…

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