Review: White Christmas, Edinburgh Playhouse ****

Latest reports say the UK might be in store for a white Christmas – but whatever the odds, snow is falling at the Edinburgh Playhouse this December as Irving Berlin’s sparkling Hollywood musical, White Christmas, rolls in town.

Based on the 1954 Bing Crosby movie, White Christmas tells the story of army veterans Bob Wallace (Matthew Jeans) and Phil Davis (Dan Burton) as they join forces with singing sisters Betty and Judy Haynes (played by the sensational Jessica Daley and Emily Langham) to save their old army general’s (Duncan Smith) Vermont lodge with a festive show. 

Filled with all the charm and warmth of the original festive classic, the musical includes all the toe-tapping songs from the original movie – including Blue Skies, Sisters, Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep and of course, White Christmas.

This all-singing, all-dancing snowy spectacle is the perfect family treat for a Christmas night out at the theatre.

White Christmas is on at Edinburgh Playhouse until Thursday 30 December. Tickets are available at

Words: Aimee Stanton

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