Review: Six, Festival Theatre ******

Review: Six, Festival Theatre ******

Ever wondered what it would look and sound like if you put Little Mix, a history book about Henry VIII and a bucket-load of sass into a blender? Welcome to Six, the unlikely superstar Fringe show that continues to break records and take the musical theatre world by storm, grossing over $1million in its opening week on Broadway. With a modest running time of just 80 minutes, Six is a fast-paced, upbeat and empowering show…

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Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The King’s ****

Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The King’s ****

Nearly 50 years before Harry Potter started enchanting readers, C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia was captivating fantasists by transporting them to another world. Thankfully, director Michael Fentiman has reignited the magic of Narnia with a stunning new stage adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe which is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.  Set in WW2 Britain, the show follows evacuated siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they embark on…

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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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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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Run of dates announced for new comedy The Booth

Run of dates announced for new comedy The Booth

Producer and director Colin Scougall has announced a string of dates for hilarious new comedy The Booth, written by Peter Paterson. The play is set in a Glasgow working-class pub where the lives of regulars and staff unfold in a comedic tale of love, loss, and friendship, guided along the way by a narrator who explores the relationship between the characters and this special place they like to call their own. Audiences can expect raw…

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Review: Cabaret, Festival Theatre ****

Review: Cabaret, Festival Theatre ****

Bill Kenwright’s multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret was never going to disappoint, and if you like your musicals with all the glitz and glamour of a 1930s nightclub then it is not to be missed. Based on the musical adaption of Christopher Isherwood’s novel, Goodbye to Berlin, Cabaret tells the story of an aspiring young writer named Clifford Bradshaw (played by Charles Hagerty) who becomes involved in the wonderfully debauched lives of…

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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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Fringe Q&A: Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

Fringe Q&A: Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

Captain Flinn is ready for an adventure! Les Petits return to the high seas after their hugely successful shows David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Adventures in Wonderland. Join Flinn as he attempts to rescue his kidnapped friends who have been forced to hunt for the Magic Cutlass by his nemesis, the tyrannical Mr T-Rex. The children are whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep-sea dangers…

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Fringe Q&A: BROMANCE

Fringe Q&A: BROMANCE

International award-winning smash hit Bromance is back! Five-star circus about camaraderie and affection. Audacious, touching, exhilarating tour-de-force of physical heroics where handshakes become handstands and backslaps become backflips. Among the UK’s hottest circus companies, Barely Methodical Troupe are at the forefront of a new kind of physical performance, creating highly entertaining shows that mix the showstopping acrobatics of circus with the emotional punch of theatre.  AAA caught up with performers Beren D’Amico, Louis Gift and…

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Fringe Q&A: BIRTH, Guillaume Pigé

Fringe Q&A: BIRTH,  Guillaume Pigé

Following a sell-out run at London International Mime Festival 2019, Theatre Re presents a powerful, poignant and uplifting visual theatre piece with live music exploring the bond between three generations of women, their shared loss and the strength they discover in each other. AAA caught up with Interviewee: Guillaume Pigé, show director and Artistic Director of Theatre Re. Is this your first time at the Fringe? No, it’s not. We’ve been before… And we are…

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