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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Preview: Impossible, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Impossible, Edinburgh Playhouse

Do you believe in magic? No? Well, if you head along to the Edinburgh Playhouse later this week to see their latest show then you might just change your mind. Fresh from its ground-breaking run at the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End, Impossible brings together some of the world’s best illusionists for a fast-paced show that fuses death-defying stunts, technological trickery and grand illusions with up-close magic tricks. Starring TV Escapologist Jonathan Goodwin, Cirque du Soleil’s Lee…

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Emily Atack to star in Breakfast At Tiffany’s in Edinburgh

Emily Atack to star in Breakfast At Tiffany’s in Edinburgh

Inbetweeners and Dad’s Army siren Emily Atack will play the iconic role of Holly Golightly in the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s – appearing at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre from 30 May to 4 June. She will be replacing Verity Rushworth, who has had to withdraw because she is expecting her first child. Emily will be sharing the role with pop singer Pixie Lott, whose dates, including the West End season, have been announced previously. The 26-year-old…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre, Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre, Top Tickets

It’s hits galore at the Edinburgh Playhouse this week as the ever-popular musical Jersey Boys returns to the Capital, while Arthur Miller’s classic play The Crucible continues to pack them in at the Royal Lyceum – and for good reason. At The Augustine Church, Julius Caesar sees a brand new twist on Shakespeare’s famous play, with the action recast in the cut-throat world of professional football. Jersey Boys Winner of 54 major awards worldwide, including the…

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