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‘Ocean Mist’ hosts stars of ‘Anything Goes’ prior to Festival Theatre opening

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The critically acclaimed show, 'Anything Goes', features a new star cast including: WhatOnStage Award Winner, Kerry Ellis, as Reno Sweeney and Olivier Award Winner, Denis Lawson, as Moonface Martin. Joining them on board is...

Scottish Ballet to present ‘The Scandal at Mayerling’ at Festival Theatre in May

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'The Scandal at Mayerling', Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic ballet about a dysfunctional royal family was boldly created in 1978 and is now reimagined and redesigned by Scottish Ballet, in a sumptuous production that is...

Bedknobs & Broomsticks at Festival Theatre ★★★★★ 

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks has its roots in a true story, based somewhat on the Christian occultist Dion Fortune who (with others) practised magic during the war effort against Nazi Germany. The musical’s opening is...

The 2022 panto is announced

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Oh yes it is! And in 2022 Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Jordan Young will be back on stage in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The panto will be at the Festival Theatre...

A year of Premiers in 2022 for Scottish Ballet

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Focusing for a year and a half on its, already prolific, digital and film output, Scottish Ballet returned to stages in autumn 2021 to rapturous audiences and star-studded reviews. Both dancers and producers demonstrated...

Scottish tour dates go on sale for ‘James IV – Queen of the Fight’

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In autumn 2022 Rona Munro returns to Scottish stages with a bold new production: 'James IV – Queen of the Fight', directed by Laurie Sansom - the formidable duo who brought us James I,...

Scottish Ballet launches 2021-22 tour with ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Festival Theatre

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Originally choreographed by Scottish Ballet founder, Peter Darrell, in 1972, Scottish Ballet’s 'The Nutcracker' was re-imagined in 2014 by CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, working with multi-award-winning Designer Lez Brotherson. It includes unforgettable scenes such...

‘Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage’ at Festival Theatre in November

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Returning to the stage, following two successful West End runs, three hit UK tours, and multiple international productions, 'Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage' is the iconic story of Baby and Johnny,...

Live Festive theatre returns to Edinburgh this Christmas

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Edinburgh’s favourite pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, returns to the King’s for 2021-22. Allan Stewart and Grant Stott return to their pantomime home as Queen May and Carabosse. They’ll be accompanied by panto-favourite Jordan Young in...

Grease – it’s The One That You Want

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At The Festival Theatre people are all aquiff, excited with the announcement of the first new production in 25 years of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE - which comes to the...

Southern Light to sing for The King’s

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Southern Light will kick start the public phase of fund-raising for the transformational redevelopment of Edinburgh’s historical King’s Theatre with the performance of SOUTHERN LIGHT SINGS FOR THE KING’S With the recent announcement of Scottish...

At Festival Theatre – Ocean Film Festival 2021

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Dive into a night of maritime adventure with a new collection of ocean-themed films at the Festival Theatre on 3 September 2021. Returning as a live theatre tour, the Ocean Film Festival features a selection of short...

Edinburgh International Festival – ‘Falstaff’ at the Festival Theatre

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Freeloader, past-it playboy, incorrigible rake, – Sir John Falstaff needs a ruse so that he can continue his life of excess. He decides to try his luck with two of Windsor’s upstanding married women,...

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 2019 This 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  2019 Strictly 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 KATE Wednesday 4 to Saturday 7 July 2018 Though 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 Misérables Festival Theatre | January 22-February 16 2019 Cameron 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 Kilmarnock The 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...

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