MagicFest Interview: Juan Esteban Varela

MagicFest Interview: Juan Esteban Varela

All this week, we’ve been counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The popular festival returns to Edinburgh tonight, kicking off over a week of spellbinding performances from some of the world’s most fascinating magicians. Earlier this week, we caught up with Juan Esteban Varela to find out more about his show, From the Dark, which takes place at the Assembly Rooms on Sunday and is the only magic show in the world to…

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Ed Sheeran announces huge Scottish show

Ed Sheeran announces huge Scottish show

Following his headlining set at Glastonbury, Ed Sheeran has announced he is to play a huge outdoor gig in Scotland next year. The show, which will be the singer’s biggest Scottish gig to date, will take place at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Thursday, 1 June. It is part of Sheeran’s 2018 European stadium tour, during which he will also perform in Cork, Belfast, Galway, Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle, London and Cardiff, as well as in…

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MagicFest Interview: Billy Reid

MagicFest Interview: Billy Reid

All this week, we’ll be counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The festival, which is the UK’s biggest magic event, returns to Edinburgh this Friday. Ahead of the opening night, we’ll be chatting to some of the fascinating magicians and illusionists on this year’s line-up to find out what it’s actually like to work in one of the world’s most mysterious industries. First up is Billy Reid, one of the country’s best close-up…

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Penn and Teller to make their Scottish debut

Penn and Teller to make their Scottish debut

Penn and Teller will bring their world-famous magic show to Scotland for the very first time this week. The American duo, who have been performing together since 1975 and currently hold the record for the longest-running headliners to play in the same Las Vegas hotel, will bring their unique blend of comedy and trickery to Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium on Thursday, 15 and Friday, 16 June. Penn and Teller have spent more than 40 years as…

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Robbie Williams returns to Murrayfield

Robbie Williams returns to Murrayfield

It’s been 14 years since Robbie Williams brought his Escapology tour to Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium but tomorrow night the superstar will return to give the Capital another night of world-class entertainment. The show, which is part of the European leg of his Heavy Entertainment Show tour, comes less than a week after Robbie performed alongside the likes of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Take That, Liam Gallagher and Katy Perry at the One Love Manchester…

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Casting announced for UK tour of Sunset Boulevard

Casting announced for UK tour of Sunset Boulevard

Hollyoaks star and Strictly Come Dancing finalist Danny Mac will lead the cast of Sunset Boulevard when it arrives in Edinburgh this later this year. The actor, who has previously performed in both Wicked and Legally Blonde, has been cast as male lead Joe Gillis in the upcoming UK tour of the popular musical. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning production of Sunset Boulevard, which opens at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday 3 October, tells the…

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Line-up announced for Film Fest in the City

Line-up announced for Film Fest in the City

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Avengers Assemble and Clueless are among the films set to be screened in St Andrews Square Garden this summer as part of this year’s Film Fest in the City. It is the sixth time the free outdoor cinema event, which takes place from 16 – 18 June and is part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, has taken place in the capital. This year’s programme features a wide and varied…

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Shrek to return to the Edinburgh Playhouse

Shrek to return to the Edinburgh Playhouse

It’ll be a green Christmas in Edinburgh this year as Shrek the Musical returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse for an extended run. The larger than life production, which has previously enjoyed successful runs on Broadway and in London, will kick of a brand new UK tour in the Capital this December. The show will be directed by Nigel Harman, who originated the role of the villainous Lord Farquaad at London’s  Theatre Royal Drury Lane in…

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Win a VIP date with Leonardo Dicaprio in Edinburgh

Win a VIP date with Leonardo Dicaprio in Edinburgh

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to visit Edinburgh next month in aid of charity. The Hollywood superstar has agreed to visit the capital to raise money and awareness for homeless people. Fans are being given the opportunity to win lunch with the superstar if they spend £5 on buying a homeless person a meal and a hot drink at Edinburgh’s Home, a new restaurant from the teams behind Social Bite and Maison Bleue. One winner be selected…

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Busted announce Edinburgh gig

Busted announce Edinburgh gig

Busted have announced that they will perform at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall next year. The band, who reformed for their first full-band UK tour in over a decade earlier this year, will bring their Night Driver tour to the Capital on Saturday 25 February. It will be the first time the band have played the iconic venue. Announcing the tour via a video posted on the band’s social media channels this morning, bassist Matt Willis said:…

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