Stars to bring Broadway to Edinburgh

Stars to bring Broadway to Edinburgh

G4 frontman Jonathan Ansell is teaming up with fellow star of London’s West End and Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall to bring the glittering lights of Broadway to Edinburgh this evening. The smash-hit live concert Ansell’s Les Musicals opens as part of a UK tour at The Usher Hall tonight (Wednesday 23 March) for one night only, bringing together two of the world’s finest voices delivering sensational performances from some of the most beloved…

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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: Hairspray, Edinburgh Playhouse ****

Review: Hairspray, Edinburgh Playhouse ****

“Please sit back and enjoy this show, but remember in life “Just to sit still would be a crime”, writes Producer Mark Goucher in the programme for the new UK tour of Hairspray. The latest production of the iconic musical takes its audience on a whirlwind tour of 1960s Baltimore through the eyes of vivacious teen Tracey Turnblad as she battles against social prejudice in her quest to dance on live TV.  From the moment…

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High 5, with Will And The People

High 5, with Will And The People

Brighton four-piece Will And The People visit The Mash House in Edinburgh on Sunday (December 6). Consisting of frontman Will Rendle, his brother Jamie Rendle on bass, keyboard player Jim Ralphs and drummer Charlie Harman, the band released new album Past The Point Of No Return in late November. The album was self produced and recorded at The Libertines’ The Albion Rooms over the course of a week. Likened to The Police and The Specials,…

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Review: Beauty and the Beast The Musical at Edinburgh Playhouse *****

Review: Beauty and the Beast The Musical at Edinburgh Playhouse *****

What’s your favourite Disney film? We’ve all got one and mine happens to be Beauty and the Beast so the stakes were high when reviewing Disney’s latest production this week at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Afterall, how do you capture the movie magic of your beloved childhood film in a stage production?  Well, whatever your age, or your preferred Disney film, it would be impossible not to fall in love with this spellbinding musical. Members of…

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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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Review: 9 to 5 The Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse ****

Review: 9 to 5 The Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse ****

There is a lot the world can thank Dolly Parton for: her multi award-winning country music; her iconic style and character; her philanthropy; and of course her $1 million donation to the lifesaving Moderna vaccine —which makes it so fitting for 9 to 5 the Musical to be the opening show as the Edinburgh Playhouse comes back to life. Based on the 80s cult film of the same name, 9 to 5 the Musical tells…

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Kiwi pop sensation Lorde to visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Solar Power world tour

Kiwi pop sensation Lorde to visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Solar Power world tour

Lorde has just announced a massive world tour – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh. The Kiwi singer-songwriter’s Solar Power tour, in support of her upcoming new album of the same name, will include a visit to the Usher Hall on May 26, 2022. The UK leg of the tour also includes dates in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham, and concludes with two shows in London at Camden’s Roundhouse. Tickets for all UK gigs go…

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Manic Street Preachers announce Edinburgh show and share brand new single – listen

Manic Street Preachers announce Edinburgh show and share brand new single – listen

Welsh rock giants Manic Street Preachers have added new dates to their 2021 UK tour – among them a visit to Edinburgh in September. The Gwent band kick off their run of shows in Newcastle on September 6, before travelling north the following evening for a gig at the Capital’s Usher Hall. The Manics then visit Dundee’s Caird Hall on September 2 and, in between shows in England, return north of the border once more…

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Chubby and the Gang to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Chubby and the Gang to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

London pub punks Chubby and the Gang have announced a mammoth UK tour – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh. The hotly-tipped five-piece, who hit the road this winter on a 40-date jaunt around the UK and Ireland, will stop off at the Capital’s Mash House on November 13. Alongside the tour announcement, Chubby and the Gang have also shared new single Lightning Don’t Strike Twice – and you can listen to it below….

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