Review: Legally Blonde, Festival Theatre

Review: Legally Blonde, Festival Theatre

Ohmigod, you guys – Legally Blonde the Musical is back and it’s better than ever. Based on the popular book and 2001 movie of the same name (starring Reece Witherspoon), the show follows the story of what happens when a pink-clad Californian ‘fashion merchandising’ graduate named Elle Woods enrols at Harvard Law School in a desperate attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend who has cruelly dumped her because she’s not ‘serious’ enough. Wales’ Lucie Jones,…

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Gig preview: Paramore, Usher Hall

Gig preview: Paramore, Usher Hall

Paramore will perform in Edinburgh tonight, following the tenth anniversary of their breakthrough album, Riot! The gig comes just days after the Nashville rockers performed one of their biggest headline shows to date at London’s Royal Albert Hall, during which they played songs from Riot! and their latest album, After Laughter. Frontwoman Hayley Williams recently sat down for an in-depth interview for popular web series Behind the Brand, during which she discussed the band’s turbulent…

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Review: Gangsta Granny, King’s Theatre

Review: Gangsta Granny, King’s Theatre

David Walliams’ colossal success as a children’s novelist (he’s sold more than 4 million to date) may have shocked adults who only know him for his involvement in noughties sketch show Little Britain and his work as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent. Yet, as evidenced by the hundreds of smiling faces enjoying the stage adaptation of Gangsta Granny at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre last night, his energetic and over-the-top approach to everything he does clearly…

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Review, Elton John, Meadowbank Stadium

Review, Elton John, Meadowbank Stadium

Blue skies, Brexit and a back catalogue that would make even the most established recording artists green with envy ensured that Elton John fans in Edinburgh were given a Saturday night that was much, much more than alright. “There are only blue skies because you voted to remain and you’re the only sensible people in the fucking country,” announced Elton, as the sun shone brightly over Meadowbank Stadium. After provoking cheers so loud that they…

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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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Review: Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

As it’s been on the go for more than 40 years, it’s easy to forget just how much fun the Rocky Horror Show can be when performed by a truly talented, energetic and fearless cast. Running at The Edinburgh Playhouse all this week, the latest touring incarnation of the sci-fi musical is a non-stop explosion of stomping tunes, filthy jokes, audience interaction and more fishnets and corsets than you’d expect to find in Courtney Love’s…

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Preview: The Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: The Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

It might be months until Halloween but be prepared for costumes galore in Edinburgh this week as The Rocky Horror Show rolls into town. Starring Diana Vickers as Janet, Ben Freeman as Brad and S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole as Eddie/Dr Scott, the latest touring incarnation of Richard O’Brien’s hit musical looks set to be non-stop party – bursting with risqué jokes, memorable songs and outrageous costumes. The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad…

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Placebo to play Scotland on 20th anniversary tour

Placebo to play Scotland on 20th anniversary tour

Placebo have announced that they will head out on a world tour later this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut album. Fans are in for a treat as they have promised that the setlist for the tour will span their entire career and include all of the band’s biggest hits, which they rarely perform live. Frontman Brian Molko explained: “Let’s just say there will be songs in the set…

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Gig preview, Ryan Hamilton, Sneaky Pete’s

Gig preview, Ryan Hamilton, Sneaky Pete’s

“I’m not sure what my connection is with Edinburgh other than roasted pork, but it is probably my favourite UK city.” Thankfully for his fans of his music, Ryan Hamilton has more than one reason to return to the Capital from his native Texas after falling in love with the city – and a particular eaterie here – during a visit with his People On Vacation [POV] group in April 2011. The Liquid Room gig…

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Mariah Carey to kick off UK tour in Scotland

Mariah Carey to kick off UK tour in Scotland

Mariah Carey has announced that she will kick off her first UK tour in more than 10 years in Scotland. The superstar, who has sold over 220 million albums and is the best-selling female artist of all time, will bring her Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour to The SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Tuesday 15 March. She will then perform dates in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London before taking the extravaganza to Europe. It will…

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