Archive for December, 2019

Boxing Day Sale

Boxing Day Sale

Discounts at Playhouse and ATG venues:

ATG Venues has a Boxing Day sale on selected shows in 2020 touring to venues including the Edinburgh Playhouse and Glasgow King’s and Theatre Royal.

December 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Playhouse Comedy update

Playhouse Comedy update

Howard brings RESPITE; Mrs Brown adds date:

Russell Howard has announced he is to bring his Respite stand-up world tour to the Edinburgh Playhouse in August 2020, with tickets on sale 10am, Friday 20 December 2019.

December 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

★★★☆☆  Half-life:

They say your life flashes before you before you die and that’s certainly the impression left by Floating Brick Theatre’s version of It’s a Wonderful Life at the Storytelling Centre this week.

December 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Flutter

Flutter

★★★★☆    Charming:

The return of Tortoise in a Nutshell’s charming winter wonderland, Flutter, creates a world of possibilities where the creativity of children takes centre stage – all it takes is a little bit of snow and a lot of imagination.

December 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
White Christmas for Edinburgh

White Christmas for Edinburgh

Playhouse to host Irving Berlin classic in Xmas 2020:

The West End production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will be blowing into the Edinburgh Playhouse for the Festival season 2020/2021, with tickets now on sale, Monday 16 December 2019.

December 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Aladdin

Aladdin

★★★★☆    Magical:

Aladdin is Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s 67th consecutive pantomime but there is nothing tired about it. There may be baggy elements, but these are more than overcome by attention to comic detail, awareness of what really makes a panto and sheer good fun.

December 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Creeping Beauty

Creeping Beauty

★★★★☆  Fairy dust:

In the midst of panto season, Edinburgh’s Pretty Knickers grassroots company get their mitts on the genre, give it a twist the traditionals and plump it slap back down in the 21st century as Creeping Beauty.

December 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sunny Afternoon for 2020

Sunny Afternoon for 2020

Kinks musical for Playhouse in November:

Ray Davies’ Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon is set to return to the Edinburgh Playhouse in November 2020 as the only Scottish stop on a 15 date tour. Tickets go on sale today Friday 13 Dec 2019.

December 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Lion King

The Lion King

★★★★☆ Visual Feast:

Visually arresting, the touring production of The Lion King which is booked into the Playhouse until March 2020, wants for nothing in terms of spectacle or budget.

December 12, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
I Can Go Anywhere

I Can Go Anywhere

★★☆☆☆  Uneven two-hander:

A good premise is overshadowed by a lumbering script in Douglas Maxwell’s exploration of identity and belonging, I Can Go Anywhere, at the Traverse Theatre as part of Edinburgh’s Christmas to 21 December.

December 11, 2019 | By | Reply More