The Traverse reveals January-April 2019 season

The Traverse reveals January-April 2019 season

Traverse Theatre has revealed its January-April 2019 season – with three home-grown productions returning for a special run, before travelling worldwide. With queues for return tickets during Traverse Festival 2018 hours long, one of the most talked-about shows of the Edinburgh Fringe, the award-winning Ulster American (20 Feb-2 Mar), written by David Ireland, returns by audience demand. Exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice in a…

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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. Fat Friends: The Musical The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor (creator of Band of Gold, The Syndicate and In The Club) is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber. Join the infamous group of TV’s most loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch…

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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. Teletubbies Live! Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone, Noo-noo and Sun Baby in a fun, bright and safe world which captures young children’s imaginations and encourages them to explore the world around them. King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Sat 7 April – Sun…

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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… The Steamie It’s Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells. Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year – with a little help from the not so handy Andy. First performed in May 1987, The Steamie has delighted and entertained audiences…

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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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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week… The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns in 2017. This innovative drama is based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel, and has been adapted for the stage by award-winning Playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning Director Marianne Elliot. The Curious Incident of the…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

Still showing at the Festival Theatre is the sensational Mary Poppins, the magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane. This crowd-pleasing production has been triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. At the Playhouse this week, catch Annie, the world’s favourite family musical, starring Elaine C Smith (Rab C Nesbitt, Burdz Eye View) as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. If it’s dance you crave, then look…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

Anyone who is yet to see the sensational new stage version of Mary Poppins is advised to make a beeline for the Festival Theatre at the very first opportunity, while Shakespeare lovers will find much to admire in both a Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry V at the King’s Theatre. At the Playhouse, there’s plenty fun to be had for kids as Horrible Histories dishes up another hilarious helping of disgusting facts and vile stories. At The…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

There really is something for everyone in Edinburgh’s theatres right now – whatever your tastes. Directed by Lyceum artistic director Mark Thomson, The Iliad brings Homer’s great tale of gods and heroes, love, jealousy and revenge to visceral life. At the Playhouse, a talented cast take you on an incredible journey through the legend that is The Carpenters story. While the Festival Theatre is the place to be for Mary Poppins, the magical story of the world’s favourite…

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