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Festival Theatre transformed by new artwork from emerging artist Sophie Fields

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A statement of thanks to all who have supported Capital Theatres over the past few months has created by Edinburgh-based emerging artist Sophie Fields with her textile-based installation 'Hanging by a Million Threads'.The work...

Government announce emergency funding for The King’s and Festival Theatres

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The Scottish Government has announced emergency funding for Capital Theatres who run The King’s Theatre and Festival Theatre.Capital Theatres – which operates the Festival Theatre, the King’s Theatre and The Studio in Edinburgh...

Hang on for some capital nourishment – virtually unbeatable…..

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Edinburgh's very own Thespian powder-keg of volatile creativity announces an innovative, imaginative, wily and well wired-up Digital Engagement Programme.Get ready then to raise your glasses; raise your great expectations - maybe even raise...

Allan Stewart is Mother Superior

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Allan Stewart will play Mother Superior when Sister Act opens at Festival Theatre Edinburgh from 20 April to 12 May 2021.The Scottish comedian and impressionist has a career which spans over 60 years and...

Come To The Cabaret at Festival Theatre

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Meine damen und herren, Bienvenue und Willkommen to The Festival Theatre’s award-winning production of Kander & Ebb’s iconic, classic musical set in the deliciously distracting dives of the fading days of the Weimar Republic.The...

Dance away the heartaches – Alston Style

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RICHARD ALSTON DANCE 'FINAL EDITION' Festival Theatre Edinburgh 27 and Sat 28 September 2019This is Edinburgh's last chance to dance the night away in the enthralling awop-bop-a-loola, Baroque n' Roll company of RICHARD ALSTON...

Caps off to Capital Theatres this winter

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Tickets for Capital Theatres Autumn/Winter Season 2019/20 go on general sale on Monday 2 September 2019.Already on sale to ‘Friends’ since 26th August and on general sale from 10am on Monday 2 September, Capital...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – Komische Oper Berlin’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ at The Festival Theatre

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Eugene Onegin marks the return of Komische Oper Berlin and its Artistic Director Barrie Kosky to the International Festival after their spectacular The Magic Flute in 2015.Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera features some of his...

Acclaimed West End show comes to Capital

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The critically-acclaimed West End musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie is coming to Edinburgh as part of a UK tour from March 2020. It smash-hit show has has been on London's West End and comes to...

Brum’s Beautiful Beast Feast Ballet coming to Edinburgh

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A national tour of David Bintley’s gothic fairytale from January 2019 with exclusive Scottish dates at the Festival Theatre.The storybook fantasy of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast unfolds on a national...

Theatre -Strictly stars Remembering the Movies

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Festival Theatre 31 March  2019Strictly Come Dancing’s very own Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec have confirmed they will be heading back out on tour in 2019 with their brand new show Remembering The Movies.  Following...

At the Festival Theatre – Kiss Me Kate

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COLE PORTER’S KISS ME KATEWednesday 4 to Saturday 7 July 2018Though Shakespeare’s original conceit might be sailing perilously close to the buffeting winds of politically incorrectness and cocking a snook, so to speak, at gender...

Capital Theatres 2018/19 Programme is packed with goodies

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This is the first brochure under the new organisational name, Capital Theatres,  as they announce their redesigned Autumn/Winter 2018/19 programme, now available online  or by picking up a copy at their venues.There are details...

Theatre : ‘Les Mis’ – Killian Donnelly is the biz

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Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed Broadway production of Les MisérablesFestival Theatre | January 22-February 16 2019Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce that Killian Donnelly will play ‘Jean Valjean’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the...

Review – War Horse, Festival Theatre*****

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Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel echoed the subtle homage to Erich Maria Remarque's 1928 devastating anti-war polemic, All Quiet On The Western Front, later filmed by Lewis Milestone in 1930. (Unsurprisingly,...

Police Scotland’s Mounted Unit comes Nose-to-Nose with War Horse, Joey

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'War Horse' launched with a little help from Lewis and KilmarnockThe Festival Theatre marked the opening of the Edinburgh run of the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse by introducing Joey to riders...

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends Heading to Edinburgh

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Hollywood star Bill Murray is to appear at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on 18 June - an exclusive Scottish date for the American’s collaboration with classical cellist Jan Vogler and friends.The American actor, writer and...

Theatre – This House, Festival Theatre ****

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 A week is a long time in politics: an adage that needs qualifying with the ever prescient caveat - the weak do not remain a long time in politics.Clearly written in 2016 for its...

At the Festival Theatre this week – This House

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Imagine the Mother of all Parliaments in full agreement on every pressing issue of the day. Full cooperation and compliance. Ideology and historical precedent, class and status left at the Speaker’s door-step. Deference and...

Theatre review – The Little Mermaid, Northern Ballet ****

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One classical school of thought holds that the mermaid phenomenon derives from ancient sailors, who combined sightings of lithe flanked silver dolphins with the plaintive cries and rheumy-eyed  inquisitiveness of a solitary seal. A leap...

Theatre preview – War Horse returns

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WAR HORSE Festival Theatre Edinburgh Wed 18 Apr – Sat 12 May 2018The Festival Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to welcome back the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse for a three-week run following its sell-out...

Theatre Review – The Play That Goes Wrong ****

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     Honestly! Five minutes before curtains up and they've only gone and lost crucial canine cast-member, Winston, again.In reaching for the stars (or a review rating of 1* at least) Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society throw...

Theatre – ‘Les Mis’ Is The Biz at the Festival Theatre

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S acclaimed BROADWAY production of LES MISÉRABLES22 January – 16 February 2019After nearly a decade since the last UK tour sold out in only a few days, Cameron Mackintosh said, “Since I first conceived the...

Theatre – ‘The Scottish Play’ comes to The Festival Theatre

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Blood will have blood, they say...blood will have blood!The National Theatre brings Rufus Norris's new production of Macbeth to The Festival Theatre this Autumn, 23-27 October.Following its sold-out London run, the National Theatre will tour...

Theatre – The Little Mermaid, Festival Theatre

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Northern Ballet presents THE LITTLE MERMAID Festival Theatre Edinburgh | 22 - 24 March 2018Northern Ballet is bringing Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale to Edinburgh on the final leg of its World Première tour of The Little Mermaid. Telling the story of...

Theatre – This House, Festival Theatre

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Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong present The National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production of THIS HOUSE Directed by Jeremy Herrin |Festival Theatre|27 – 31 March 2018 1974. The UK faces economic crisis and a hung parliament.In a...

Dementia friendly projects at Festival and King’s theatres

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The Festival City Theatres Trust, which runs the Festival and King’s Theatres and The Studio in Edinburgh, marks the culmination of three years funding from The Life Changes Trust for its dementia friendly communities...

Theatre – Calendar Girls The Musical at The Festival Theatre

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David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, the producers of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls,...

At the Festival Theatre – Ballet Hispánico with CARMEN

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Ballet Hispánico Performs the UK Debut of CARMEN.maquia and Linea Recta Festival Theatre | 6 to 10 March 2018Ballet Hispánico, the US premiere Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to Edinburgh.Don't...

Theatre – The Play That Goes Wrong

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 The Play That Goes Wrong | Festival Theatre |12 – 17 March 2018DISCLAIMER - The Edinburgh Reporter accepts no liability for injuries sustained through audiences laughing themselves in to apoplectic stupor.Creator of the 'Art...

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