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Hairspray the Musical

Hairspray the Musical returns to Edinburgh

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After two successful performances in Scotland’s capital city in 2016 and 2018, Hairspray the Musical will return to the Edinburgh Playhouse in the New Year.Based on the 1988 film of the same name the much-loved musical comedy...
The cast of White Christmas which is coming to Edinburgh in 2020

An Edinburgh White Christmas – for 2020!

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The Edinburgh Playhouse is confidently predicting a White Christmas – if not this year then definitely in 2020! The acclaimed West End production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is coming to the Playhouse for the 2020 festive season.This production...

Review: Disney’s The Lion King – a spectacular show ★★★★★

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There were a host of ‘well-kent’ faces at the press night for Disney’s The Lion King at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday evening. Tennis coach Judy Murray, Still Game star Sanjeev Kohli, Olympic medallist...
Amber Davies in 9 to 5 The Musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse until 16th November 2019

Review: 9 to 5 The Musical ★★★★★

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My first thoughts about 9 to 5 The Musical were – would the story be dated somewhat? The musical is based on the 1980 film of the same name with music and lyrics by...

Review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert ★★★★

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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert struts its way into the Edinburgh Playhouse this week to provide much needed feel-good factor in these turbulent times.Former Strictly Come Dancing winner and Heartbeat actor Joe McFadden is the...

Dinner and a show – Chaophraya Edinburgh offering deal on Lion King tickets

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Fancy seeing the Lion King with dinner beforehand?Chaophraya have a meal and show ticket deal available for the Lion King between 7 January and 28 March 2020. Prices are from £75 per person...

At Edinburgh Playhouse this week – The King and I

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Jose Llana and Annalene Beechey who play the lead roles in The King and I, mark the Scottish premiere of the show with a waltz in the Great Hall at the Scottish National Portrait...

Once – coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in spring 2020

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A new recording has just been released of the Academy Award-winning song Falling Slowly ahead of the award-winning musical Once coming to Edinburgh Playhouse next spring. (Listen below!)The song won the Academy Award...

Review: Mamma Mia The Musical ★★★★★

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Mamma Mia The Musical announced its arrival in Edinburgh this week for a ten-day run at the Edinburgh Playhouse. One of the country’s most iconic live shows, the musical is adapted by two members...

The King and I – at Edinburgh Playhouse in October

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Annalene Beechey and Jose Llana will star in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I when it comes to Edinburgh Playhouse next month, and they were in Edinburgh at the Waldorf Astoria a few...
Alexandra Burke and Benoit Marechal in The Bodyguard The Musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse on until 20th July 2019

Review: The Bodyguard: The Musical ****

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Having not seen the film, I headed to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Wednesday evening not sure what to expect from The Bodyguard: The Musical. The premise of the show is a star singer, Rachel...
Dita Von Teese, the American vedette, burlesque dancer, singer and actress

Dita Von Teese to glam it up in Edinburgh

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Dita Von Teese, the American burlesque dancer, singer and actress will head to Edinburgh next year for the only Scottish date on her international tour. Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix will see the Queen of...

Louise Redknapp to star in 9 to 5 at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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A former member of the band Eternal and a reality TV star are to head the cast of the hit musical 9 to 5 when it comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse in November.Louise Redknapp, who...

Review: Club Tropicana The Musical ****

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There seems to be something of a 1980s revival these days which, given some of the music and fashion from the decade that style forgot is something of a surprise. But if you still hanker after...
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Alexandra Burke heads to the Playhouse in smash hit musical

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Former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke is to return to the smash hit musical The Bodyguard when the show heads to Edinburgh next month. Burke, whose debut single Hallelujah sold over a million copies...

Mamma Mia! Feel-good musical heads to Edinburgh

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Full casting has been announced for the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! tour which opens at the Edinburgh Playhouse this SeptemberTwenty years after it premiered in London, Mamma Mia will hit Scotland’s capital city...
The cast of the Mousetrap, performed at the Edinburgh Playhouse 27 -29 May 2019

Review: Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap ****

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The Mousetrap has made it name as the longest-running West End show ever, having run continuously since 1952 – before even I was born! So, when it was announced that this iconic theatrical production was heading to...
Matilda the Musical

Review: Matilda The Musical *****

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Roald Dahl was one of the most prominent British novelist, poet and screenwriters of the 20th century so when one of his many books – Matilda – inspired a musical it carried with it a ‘must-see’ tag....

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ****

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I’ve heard plenty about the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. My wife Marion loves it (particularly when Donny Osmond performed it but that’s another story) and I’m aware of how popular the show has become...

Jaymi Hensley on his dream role as Joseph

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens at the Edinburgh Playhouse tomorrow (Tuesday). Here, Union J star Jaymi Hensley, who plays Joseph, talks about making his musical theatre dream come true.What is Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat...
9 to 5 The Musical, featuring a score by music legend Dolly Parton

9 to 5 The Musical clocks in to Edinburgh

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The hit musical 9 to 5 is heading to the Edinburgh Playhouse in November. 9 to 5 The Musical is based on the book by Patricia Resnick with the Tony award-nominated score by country...
Charachter from Disney's The Lion King which will be performed at the Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2019

Disney’s The Lion King heading to Edinburgh in December

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The Walt Disney Company UK & Ireland have announced that the iconic musical The Lion King will be performed at the Edinburgh Playhouse in December – and tickets for the show will go on...
The cast of Jersey Boys starring at the Edinburgh Playhouse at the end of February 2019

Review: Jersey Boys *****

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My grandchildren, bless the little blighters, refer to the time when I was their age as ‘the black and white days’. My eldest grandson reaches 14 years of age in a few weeks. One...
The cast of Jersey Boys starring at the Edinburgh Playhouse at the end of February 2019

Jersey Boys working their way back to Edinburgh

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The ever-popular musical Jersey Boys – the remarkable story of one of the top bands in the world, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – is heading to the Edinburgh Playhouse next week.From...
Jaymi Hensley, star of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Edinburgh Playhouse in March 2019

Jaymi Hensley and the cast of Joseph head to Edinburgh

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A new UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat begins later this month and heads to Edinburgh towards the end of March.Jaymi Hensley, a member of Union J, 2013’s BBC ‘British Breakthrough Band’ of the year,...
Some of the cast of American Idiot, the musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse performing until Saturday 9th February 2019

Review: American Idiot ***

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I have to admit that when I was invited to the opening night of American Idiot at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday evening I didn’t know what to expect. I asked a couple of friends who merely...
Image of American Idiot, the musical which heads to the Edinburgh Playhouse in February 2019

American Idiot heading to Edinburgh

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American Idiot, the Tony award-winning rock musical is heading to Edinburgh at the beginning of February.Leading the cast is: Waterloo Road’s Tom Milner as Johnny; 2013’s X Factor third place runner-up Luke Friend as St Jimmy;...
Image from Let it Be, musical story of The Beatles heading to the Edinburgh Playhouse later this year.

Let it Be Gets Back to Scotland

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Last year I was mightily impressed by the musical production of Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles when it performed at the Edinburgh Playhouse. The good news for me...
Image from the Disney production of The Lion King which is on at the Edinburgh Playhouse next December.

Disney’s The Lion King Roars into Edinburgh

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Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King will return to the Edinburgh Playhouse at the end of this year. London west-end’s best-selling stage production will make Edinburgh its only Scottish date on its UK and Ireland tour.Colin...
The cast of Kinky Boots, a musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse from December 2018 to 5 January 2019

Review: Kinky Boots ****

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One of the big shows to see in Edinburgh this festive season is Kinky Boots which strode into the Playhouse this week for the start of a three-week stint. With music and lyrics by Grammy...
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