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Wicked Sure to Wow Edinburgh Audiences

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 Next year will see the 80th anniversary of the famous film version of the musical ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ starring the wonderful Judy Garland as Dorothy. When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked...

Review: Shrek The Musical ****

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I had the dubious pleasure of keeping two of my grandchildren over the weekend. When I mentioned I was going to see Shrek The Musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Thursday their reaction was...

Review: Tango Moderno ****

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The story of tango goes back to South America in the 1880s, along the River Plate which divides Argentina and Uruguay. This exciting dance music has since spread all over the world and the...

Review: Cabaret ****

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When I was asked to do a review of Cabaret, performing this week at the Edinburgh Playhouse, I have to say I had reservations. I have never watched the famous 1972 film version starring...

Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace Return to Edinburgh With Tango Moderno

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Strictly Come Dancing superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace return to the stage with their most audacious and thrilling show yet, Tango Moderno. The fiery new show comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse from Thursday...

Theatregoers Encouraged to Make Their Mark at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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For more than eight decades the Edinburgh Playhouse has provided the backdrop for some of the most iconic shows and names in musical theatre and live entertainment. Now theatregoers are being given the opportunity...
The cast of Kinky Boots, a musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse from December 2018 to 5 January 2019

Kinky Boots Struts Into Edinburgh Playhouse in 2018

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Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, has announced that it will embark on a UK tour from autumn 2018, including performances at the Edinburgh Playhouse from Monday 10th December 2018...

Review: Million Dollar Quartet *****

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1956 was a memorable year. Not only did Hearts win the Scottish Cup (come on, I need something to lift my spirits) but at the end of the year there was a chance meeting...

Review: Midge Ure, The Christians & Altered Images ****

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When I got the opportunity to head to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Sunday evening to see three ‘legendary’ bands of the 1980s – as they were described by the promoters – I jumped at...

Ovation for show which keeps on coming back

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Sunset Boulevard The Edinburgh Playhouse until Saturday, October 7The history of show business is riddled with tales of faded stars who make comebacks which end in tears.Billy Wilder’s Academy Award-winning film of silent screen goddess...

Cast Announced for Wicked As It Heads to Edinburgh Next Year

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WICKED returns to Edinburgh Playhouse for five weeks only from Tuesday 8 May to Saturday 9 June 2018 -  the only Scottish dates on this new UK & Ireland Tour.The West End and Broadway...

Review: Cilla the Musical *****

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I should admit here that I was never a huge fan of Cilla Black. She had a powerful voice back in the 1960s but the loveable Scouser persona began to grow rather tiresome as...

Shrek the Musical Heads to Edinburgh in December

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Believe all ‘ogre’ again! SHREK THE MUSICAL will be at the Edinburgh Playhouse for the festive season this year from 12th December before touring the country in 2018.The musical is based on the story...

Review: Grease The Musical ***

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Grease was the word at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Monday evening as the original West End production of the famous musical commenced its six-day run in Scotland’s capital city.The cast was led by international...

Grease The Musical Comes to Edinburgh Next Month

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Grease is the word!  The original West End production of the electrifying musical, Grease, lights up the UK once again and visits the Edinburgh Playhouse from 11 – 16 September. The cast will be led by...

CHAS thanks theatre audiences for much-needed cash

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Audiences at a major Scottish-based theatre have helped raise over £80,000 for Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).The Edinburgh Playhouse has co-ordinated bucket collections, held fundraising events and donated gifts during the last 20 years.CHAS...

Theatre’s Support for Scottish Charity is a Smash Hit

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The Edinburgh Playhouse – the UK’s largest theatre - and its audiences have raised a staggering total of £82,485.83 for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).  In an almost 20-year-long run of support, the iconic live...

Will Young and Louise Redknapp Bring Cabaret to Edinburgh

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Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, and musician and presenter Louise Redknapp will add a touch of glamour to Scotland's capital city this autumn when they will star in Rufus Norri's multi-award winning production of CABARET...

Review: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage ****

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Last weekend Channel Five showed a remake of the popular film Dirty Dancing. The original, made in 1987 and starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, has become an iconic feel-good flick. However, going by...

The Playhouse on the Fringe 2017 Line-Up Announced

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A unique take on rock ‘n’ roll, a musical insight into family dynamics, an improvised one-man musical, a self-retrospective with Michelle Shocked and a show exploring the works of Annie Lennox, are to play...

Danny Mac to Star in Sunset Boulevard at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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Strictly Come Dancing star Danny Mac is to take on the role of Joe Gillis in the Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning Sunset Boulevard, which comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse...

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage – Heads to Edinburgh

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Producers Karl Sydow and Paul Elliott are delighted to announce that the new UK production of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, is mamboing back onto the road after a sensational Christmas season...

Review: Dreamboats and Petticoats ***** (Ticks All The Boxes!)

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I don’t know about you, dear reader, but I’m getting a tad weary of all the politics going on at the moment. We’ve just had the local council elections and a month from now...

Review: Funny Girl the Musical *****

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She has been described as ‘the greatest theatre star of her generation’ and there’s no denying television, film and stage star Sheridan Smith is one of the most gifted actors this country has produced...

Funny Girl Heads to Edinburgh’s Playhouse

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 Edinburgh musical fans are in for a huge treat next week when the legendary musical Funny Girl comes to Edinburgh’s Playhouse.The musical, which first opened on Broadway in 1964, is semi-biographical, based on the...

Phillip Schofield Returns to Edinburgh to Host the Knights of Music Tour

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  Television star Phillip Schofield will be heading to Edinburgh at the end of April with the hit concert tour The Knights of Music.  Schofield, who currently presents ITV's This Morning, previously starred in Joseph and...

Make Your Dog a Star at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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On March 30th 2017, The Edinburgh Playhouse will star Alyona Kistenyova and Olga Perrier on stage as the ‘most romantic opera ever written’, Puccini La Boheme, comes to the Scottish Capital.Award-winning opera director and...

Joe McElderry to play Joseph at The Playhouse

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 X Factor star Joe McElderry will be in Edinburgh next week to wear the coat of many colours in Joseph at The Edinburgh Playhouse.Unbelievably, the show is now in its 36th year and Joe...

Review: Sunny Afternoon – The Music of The Kinks****

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I’m too young to remember the early part of the 1960s – honest, guvn’r – but I do enjoy some of the music from that decade. Some of The Beatles’ early stuff was, in...

Edinburgh International Festival REVIEW – Sigur Ros ****

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Sigur Ros met with huge applause and standing ovation on Tuesday night, as they took to the  stage of The Edinburgh Playhouse for the last of their two shows. However, the set design took the...
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