Eating & Drinking: Joseph Pearce’s

Eating & Drinking: Joseph Pearce’s

For more than a century, Joseph Pearce’s was a traditional drinking man’s boozer. It has long since ditched the spit and sawdust feel. These days its white-walled, split-level interior is padded out with comfy sofas and armchairs under large windows, giving it a light, airy atmosphere. The revamp of this Elm Row, street-corner establishment came about in 2008 and was the work of Anna and Mike Christopherson, the Swedish couple behind Boda and The Victoria…

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Review: White Christmas, Edinburgh Playhouse ****

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…

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Chart star Tom Grennan to visit Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on UK tour

Chart star Tom Grennan to visit Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on UK tour

Tom Grennan has announced a visit to Edinburgh in September as part of a UK tour. The Little Bit of Love singer, whose second album is due for release in March, visits the Corn Exchange on Thursday, September 16. The previous night, Grennan opens his UK tour at Glasgow’s 02 Academy. Tickets will be available for pre-sale from March 3, with first access to tickets to all fans who pre-order new album Evering Road from…

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Edinburgh festivals cancelled due to coronavirus

Edinburgh festivals cancelled due to coronavirus

For the first time in over 70 years, the five festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world’s leading cultural destination every August are not going ahead this year due to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. Edinburgh Art Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are not happening as planned in 2020. Together, the five August festivals comprise over 5,000 events across Scotland’s capital each…

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Beck to visit Edinburgh on 2020 tour

Beck to visit Edinburgh on 2020 tour

Musical chameleon Beck will visit the Usher Hall in Edinburgh this summer as part of a wider UK and European tour. Beck will play in the Capital on Tuesday 7, July in support of his most recent album, 2019’s Hyperspace. The multi-talented Californian has also added a second London date to his summer tour plans. Due to demand for tickets, he will now perform at the O2 Academy Brixton on July 12, in addition to…

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Review: 9 to 5, Edinburgh Playhouse ***

Review: 9 to 5, Edinburgh Playhouse ***

They say it’s a man’s world – but not under Dolly Parton’s watch. The legendary Queen of Country has brought her Broadway and West End hit musical, 9 to 5, to the Edinburgh Playhouse for nearly a week long run this November. Based on the 1980 film of the same name, 9 to 5 tells the story of three office secretaries in 80s New York who, after incessant bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment from their…

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Review: The Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: The Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

Suspenders at the ready, The Rocky Horror Show is back in town. Based on Richard O’Brien’s cult 70s musical of the same name, The Rocky Horror Show is a mind-warping production that’ll transport you straight to Transexual, Transylvania. This outrageous horror/comedy musical is like nothing else – it’s camp, it’s queer, it’s intergalactic and it will have you dancing all night, or at least doing The Time Warp. The Rocky Horror Show tells the story…

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Review: The King and I, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: The King and I, Edinburgh Playhouse

Tradition states that your head should never be above the King of Siam’s but on this occasion you would be forgiven for a more relaxed meeting with his majesty as the The King and I rolls into Edinburgh for the latest part of its world tour. Set in the 1860s, this classic musical tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young English widow and the King of Siam after she accepts a job…

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Josh Widdicombe to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Josh Widdicombe to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Josh Widdicombe, the guy everyone can do an impression of, is back with a brand new stand up tour. Josh’s Bit Much…tour began on October 3 with a sold-out show in York and the rest of the dates have been met by exceptional demand, so now he is adding a further run of UK shows taking the tour in to spring 2020, and ending with a huge show at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Details below. Josh…

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Fringe Q&A: Do Our Best

Fringe Q&A: Do Our Best

Self-obsessed Sephie finds herself back in the sanctuary of the Girl Guides following the death of her Mother. In a last ditch effort to fend off eternal unhappiness she attempts achieving her Entertainers badge for the fourth time. A devastating comedy about how to harness your grief, find your pack and never giving up. From 2018’s double Fringe-First winning Francesca Moody Productions. AAA caught up with Remy Beasley, writer and performer… Is this your first…

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