Preview: Evita, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Evita, Edinburgh Playhouse

West End stars Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti will lead the cast of the latest UK tour of Evita, which opens at the Edinburgh Playhouse tonight (8 Feb). The musical tells the story of Eva Peron, the wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, and her remarkable journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status. The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical features a host of iconic songs including…

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Preview: Ghost, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Ghost, Edinburgh Playhouse

Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding will join former Hollyoaks actor Andy Moss in a new production of Ghost the Musical, which opens at the Edinburgh Playhouse tonight. Inspired by the 1990 Academy Award-winning film, which starred the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, the musical will follow the movie’s timeless story of love, despair and hope. Although the musical was performed in Edinburgh back in 2013, the current production will feature an expanded…

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Preview: Chicago, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Chicago, Edinburgh Playhouse

Tonight’s going to be about All That Jazz as hit musical Chicago prepares to open at the Edinburgh Playhouse as part of a new UK-wide tour. The hit show, which currently holds the record for the longest running musical revival on Broadway, will open at the Edinburgh Playhouse tonight and run until Saturday, June 18. The crime musical is set in Chicago in the roaring 1920s and follows the story of Roxie Hart, a sassy nightclub singer that murders her…

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Preview: The Glenn Miller Story, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: The Glenn Miller Story, Edinburgh Playhouse

Expect to be transported back to a bygone era when The Glenn Miller Story rolls into The Edinburgh Playhouse next week. Based on James Stewart’s box-office smash hit, the musical tells the story of one of America’s greatest Big Band leaders. It features a 16-piece orchestra and a cast led by Tommy Steele, Britain’s first rock ‘n’ roll icon. The 79-year-old, who has previously performed in Hans Andersen and Singin’ in the Rain, has no…

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