Review: An Office And A Gentleman, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: An Office And A Gentleman, Edinburgh Playhouse

It’s one of the most iconic romances ever to be told on the big screen – and now An Officer And A Gentleman flies into the Edinburgh Playhouse as part of its first ever UK tour. Based on true events and the Oscar-winning ​film of the same name, An Officer And A Gentleman tells the story of the motorbike riding, troubled army recruit Zach Mayo (Jonny Fines) and fellow cadet​ ​Sid Worley​ ​(Ian McIntosh) ​​as…

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St Vincent says poptastic rework of Slow Disco was inspired by Taylor Swift

St Vincent says poptastic rework of Slow Disco was inspired by Taylor Swift

Ahead of her eagerly-awaited visit to Edinburgh this summer, St Vincent has said that the pop reworking of her track Slow Disco was encouraged by Taylor Swift. Last week, the American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, real name Annie Clark, unveiled an uptempo version of the 2017 ballad. Fast Slow Disco sees St Vincent go into full-on pop mode – and it’s been a standout moment from her recent live shows. In Matt Wilkinson on his Beats 1 show,…

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Review: Wicked, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Wicked, Edinburgh Playhouse

“Are people born wicked, or do they have wickedness thrust upon them?” ponders Glinda the good witch, shortly after the curtain rises at The Edinburgh Playhouse. The answer to this question is intelligently explored throughout Wicked, the smash-hit musical which tells the story of how her unlikely friendship with Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, came to be. As one of modern musical theatre’s biggest triumphs, Wicked continues to draw sold-out crowds internationally more…

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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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Ben Howard to visit Edinburgh Playhouse in June

Ben Howard to visit Edinburgh Playhouse in June

Two-time Brit Award winner Ben Howard has returned with a new single, a new album, and details of a UK tour that sees him visit Edinburgh’s Playhouse Theatre in June. You can listen the seven-minute-long A Boat To An Island On The Wall below, and check out Howard’s full touring schedule. Tickets for all dates on the tour go on sale from 9am on Friday, April 13. The new single is a taster of the British troubadour’s forthcoming third…

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Review: Crazy For You, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Crazy For You, Edinburgh Playhouse

You don’t need to know the name Gershwin to be familiar with ​their memorable ​songs ​dating back to the early 20th century. In fact, chances are you’ll probably know the words and recognise ​a number of the score​s written by the Gershwin brothers, George and Ira, who remain one of the most renowned songwriting duos in history. The legendary Jazz Age composers produced some of the greatest musicals of all time, including Funny Girl, Shall We…

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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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St Vincent announces summer gig at the Edinburgh Playhouse

St Vincent announces summer gig at the Edinburgh Playhouse

American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist St Vincent, AKA Annie Clark, has announced three more UK headline shows for her upcoming 2018 tour – including a visit to the Edinburgh Playhouse in August. The hugely-acclaimed Texan has also added headline shows in Leeds and Cambridge. St Vincent’s full upcoming UK tour dates are below. The public on-sale for the Leeds and Cambridge dates begins 10am on Friday, March 16, before Edinburgh goes on sale from 10am on…

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Review: Hairspray, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Hairspray, Edinburgh Playhouse

When Hairspray ran in London’s West End in 2008, the musical comedy won four Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. So, naturally, Edinburgh had high expectations with the hit production coming to town. Based on John Waters’ cult 1988 movie of the same name, Hairspray tells the story of the big girl with the big hair, Tracy Turnblad (played by​ an ever-enthusiastic Rebecca Mendoza​), and her overnight transformation from high school nobody to television star…

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Matilda the Musical to open in Edinburgh

Matilda the Musical to open in Edinburgh

Matilda the Music will have its Scottish premiere in Edinburgh next year. The popular musical, which has already enjoyed successful runs both on Broadway and in London’s West End, will run at the Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday 2 – Saturday 27 April 2019. Inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved book about a little girl with magical powers, Matilda the Musical was  commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2010 and has since been seen by more…

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