Chicago, The Musical – Edinburgh Playhouse ****

Chicago, The Musical – Edinburgh Playhouse ****

Jazz hands at the ready — Chicago has rolled into town for a week long run at the Edinburgh Playhouse. The critically acclaimed 1975 American musical by Kander and Ebb tells the story of Roxie Hart (played by the magnificent Faye Brookes of Coronation Street fame) who dreams of escaping the daily grind and her lacklustre husband, Amos (Joel Montague), for the bright lights of Chicago’s roaring 20s jazz clubs.  But dreams don’t always go…

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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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