Edinburgh Fringe: Showstoppers’ Kids Show review

Edinburgh Fringe: Showstoppers’ Kids Show review

Whoever said you should never work with children or animals had clearly never been in the audience for a performance of The Showstoppers’ Kids Show. Interactive, fun and completely crazy, the improvised musical gives an audience full of kids the rare opportunity to create the stage musical of their dreams by deciding everything from who the characters are to where the story is set and what happens to them. It’s an interesting concept, and one…

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Edinburgh Fringe: I Ran With The Gang review *****

Edinburgh Fringe: I Ran With The Gang review *****

In the last eight or nine months, fans of veteran rockers the Bay City Rollers have been well and truly spoiled. Indeed, after years of silence, 2016 has been a vintage one for followers of the tartan-clad Seventies sensations; what with the big reunion which saw Les McKeown, Alan Longmuir and Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood rocking once again to the Shang-A-Lang sound of the music at a series of sell-out gigs in the UK, talk of a new world tour,…

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Preview: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Festival Theatre

Preview: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Festival Theatre

It inspired one of the most glamorous films of all time and now, with the opening of a new stage adaptation at the Festival Theatre, fans of Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be able to see Truman Capote’s iconic book come to life. Set in New York City in 1943, Breakfast at Tiffany’s follows the story of what happens when a poor writer from Louisiana meets Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious society girl who every woman…

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David Greig’s first season leading the Royal Lyceum announced

David Greig’s first season leading the Royal Lyceum announced

Scottish playwright David Greig’s first season leading the Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre, which includes four world premieres, has been announced. Greig, the writer of acclaimed plays such as The Events, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Dunsinane and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, said: “I am honoured and privileged to be taking up the artistic directorship of a theatre which has meant so much to me personally and which sits at the heart of both Edinburgh’s…

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Stars to go the Full Monty on stage in Edinburgh

Stars to go the Full Monty on stage in Edinburgh

IN 1997, a British film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose (except their trousers) became one of the most successful British films ever made. Now, the boys are back – live on stage and heading for Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre in October. The cast will be led by Gary Lucy (Danny Pennant in EastEnders, DS Will Fletcher in The Bill, Kyle Pascoe in Footballer’s Wives, Luke Morgan in Hollyoaks, winner of Dancing on Ice)…

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Preview: Guys and Dolls, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Guys and Dolls, Edinburgh Playhouse

Richard Fleeshman, Louise Dearman and Maxwell Caulfield are set to the lead a cast of over 40 when Guys and Dolls arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse tonight (April 12) Having first premiered on Broadway in 1950, the Tony Award-winning show is one of the world’s most legendary musical theatre productions. A gloriously vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York, Guys and Dolls is based on stories by the renowned American journalist Damon Runyon and follows the…

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This Week’s Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Theatre: Top Tickets

This week, Strictly superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace shuffle into the Edinburgh Playhouse for The Last Tango, Blackadder comes forth again at the Church Hill Theatre, and I Am Thomas, a riotous and unsettling drama which swings between 1696 and the present day, enters its final week at the Lyceum Theatre. The Last Tango Fresh from their sell-out hit shows Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn, Strictly superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have created their…

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Edinburgh schoolboy lands role in hit show

Edinburgh schoolboy lands role in hit show

An Edinburgh schoolboy has been chosen to play Oliver alongside some of the hottest names in show business in Tonight From The West End, which comes to The Usher Hall next month. Liberton lad Max Coussins, pictured right, will perform Consider Yourself from the famous film and stage show Oliver! The talented 10-year-old will be joined on stage by an ensemble of boys from Fierce Theatre School, Edinburgh, who will make up Fagin’s gang. The glitzy…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

It’s all about the bass in Edinburgh theatres this week. Fans of Michael Jackson can hear his peerless pop songbook at the Festival Theatre as Thriller Live – a show that’s been around for a decade now – returns to the Capital. At the Royal Lyceum, I Am Thomas is a wildly comic and provocative piece of music theatre, while The Producers, at the Church Hill Theatre, is Edinburgh Music Theatre’s take on the riotous musical comedy which…

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Interview: Jerrard Doran, The Producers

Interview: Jerrard Doran, The Producers

Theatrical conventions take a pasting at the Church Hill Theatre from Tuesday, 22 March when Edinburgh Music Theatre roll up to Morningside for a week to perform Mel Brooks’s zany, multi-award-winning, Nazi-themed comedy, The Producers. A subversive send up of the theatre world, the musical focuses on penniless New York producer, Max Bialystock, who hires gauche accountant Leo Bloom to help him pull of Broadway’s greatest scam. Question is: will they get away with it?…

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