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We Will Rock You Set To Rock Edinburgh

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The smash hit musical We Will Rock You will head to Edinburgh’s Playhouse next autumn as part of a brand-new UK tour. Written by legendary rock band Queen and comedian Ben Elton, the show...
A scene from Motown The Musical, UK Tour

Review: Motown The Musical *****

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What’s your outlook in life? Ain’t no mountain high enough? Are you dancin’ in the street come the weekend? Or is it a case of I can’t help myself? If you’re a lover of Motown...
The starts of the show A Soulful Night to Remember which will be performed at the Edinburgh Playhouse next March.

Get Ready For A Soulful Night To Remember!

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Edinburgh fans of soul music are in for a treat next spring as what has been described as the biggest American soul compilation show ever to tour the UK heads to the Edinburgh Playhouse. A...
Alexandra Burke, star of The Bodyguard, the smash hit musical which is coming to Edinburgh next summer.

Alexandra Burke to Star in The Bodyguard at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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The award-winning hit musical The Bodyguard is heading to the Edinburgh Playhouse next summer. Leading the cast will be Alexandra Burke. Ms Burke returns to the role of Rachel Marron following her run in the...

Review: Saturday Night Fever ****

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Forty years ago, I strutted out of the ABC cinema in Aberdeen’s Union Street after watching the film Saturday Night Fever. Like most of the other young blooded males heading home that night, I...

Hair The Musical Coming To Edinburgh Playhouse

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To mark its 50th anniversary, the award-winning production of Hair the Musical will be coming to Edinburgh next June.It’s 1967 and HAIR’s hippie ‘tribe' youngsters in the East Village of New York are yearning...

Top Solo Drag Show Heads to Edinburgh

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Following two consecutive sell-out UK tours, including three sold out nights at London’s Eventim Apollo, comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio has announced that she will be returning to the...

Review: Let It Be ****

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 When I first saw Let It Be The Musical back in 2015, I was mightily impressed. So, when I heard a few weeks ago that Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of...

Romesh Ranganathan To Return to Edinburgh

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 Stand-up comedian, actor, writer and presenter Romesh Ranganathan will return to the city where it began for him as part of his 2019 UK tour. Nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2013 Edinburgh Comedy...

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Heads to Edinburgh

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A brand-new production of the hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, will be heading to Edinburgh next year. Former soap star Jason Donovan, in his first production role, will team up with Mark...

Line-Up Announced For Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals Tour

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 The 16th series of BBC TV’s Strictly Come Dancing returned to television screens on Saturday and fans of the hit show will be delighted to hear that tickets for 2019 Strictly Come Dancing -...

Cast Announced for Motown the Musical

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 There’s a pre-Christmas treat for fans of Motown music when Motown the Musical comes to the Edinburgh in November.The cast of this feel-good show includes West End star Edward Baruwa, Karis Anderson of pop...

Kinky Boots Stepping To Edinburgh

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One of the top musicals in the UK – Kinky Boots – has announced its cast for its forthcoming tour which heads to Edinburgh this December.Callum Francis will play Lola until 15 December 2018...

Tim Minchin is ‘Back’ in Edinburgh

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Award-winning comedian, actor and composer Tim Minchin heads to Edinburgh next year as part of his ‘Back’ tour.'Back' is billed as ‘old songs, new songs and **** you songs’ which may give you a...

The Secret Policeman’s Podcast Returns to the Fringe

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The Edinburgh Fringe is about to begin with August a month of frenzied activity around the capital city. Towards the end of the month, The Secret Policeman’s Podcast will be performed at the Edinburgh...

Richard Winsor To Star in Saturday Night Fever at Edinburgh Playhouse

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The highly acclaimed dancer Richard Winsor is to star in a new stage production of Saturday Night Fever which heads to the Edinburgh Playhouse this autumn.Winsor, a trained dancer who has starred in several...

Paw Patrol Live Heads to Edinburgh

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 There’s a treat in store for kids in the capital city next weekend when Paw Patrol Live! “The Great Adventure” heads to the Edinburgh Playhouse.There’s a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay and...

Let It Be – What Might Have Been – Heading to Edinburgh

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Aficionados of The Beatles who enjoyed Let It Be The Musical when it toured the country will be delighted to learn that Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles is...

Kinky Boots Stepping into Christmas at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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The casting for Kinky Boots, one of the country’s leading musicals which will grace Edinburgh this Christmas, has been announced.Callum Francis will play Lola until 15 December 2018 and Kayi Ushe will play the...

Review: Summer Holiday – The Musical ***

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Last week I attended Titanic the Musical which, by its very nature, was a sombre yet powerful production. This Tuesday I was at an all together more upbeat affair as Summer Holiday the Musical...

Review: Titanic the Musical ****

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 When I first read that Titanic the Musical was coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse I did wonder if it were a sign of the times that there is no historical event which can’t be...

Matt Terry to Appear in Madagascar – The Musical

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Matt Terry – winner of ITV’s The X-Factor in 2016 - is to play Alex the lion in the brand-new stage adaptation of Madagascar – The Musical which will hit the stage at the...

Review: Fat Friends the Musical ****

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 Some of the recent shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse that I have reviewed for The Edinburgh Reporter have been American High School orientated. While they’ve mostly been enjoyable I have to say I can’t...

Fat Friends the Musical Heads to Edinburgh

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Former Atomic Kitten singer Natasha Hamilton will be appearing in Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends the Musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse later this month.Fat Friends was a hit television series on ITV which began in...

Review: Crazy For You ***

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Crazy for You, the George Gershwin musical, landed in Edinburgh this week with a breathless performance high on energy and relentless pace.The plot - New York banker Bobby Child being sent to the outback...

Matilda the Musical Heading to Edinburgh Next Spring

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The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that Matilda The Musical will be heading to Edinburgh in April 2019 accompanied by a specially devised education programme, Change My Story. This is a new RSC education...

Review: Blood Brothers ****

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 Written by the legendary English dramatist, lyricist and composer Willy Russell, Blood Brothers is set in 1960s Liverpool and tells the story of two brothers, Eddie and Mickey, separated at birth as a result...

Award-Winning Hairspray Heads to Edinburgh

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Back in 1962, Tracy Turnblad, a girl with a big heart and hair to match, is determined to follow her dreams and dance on national television. The girl from Baltimore’s audition is a great...

The Rat Pack Live Arrives in Edinburgh

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Many moons ago, there were three singers who ruled the music world. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr - collectively known as The Rat Pack – were the headline acts at Las...

This is Elvis – At The Edinburgh Playhouse!

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It’s 1968 and legendary rock n’ roll star Elvis Presley is about to launch the major musical event of the year - his live TV special in what would come to be known as...
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