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9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 The Musical

★★★★☆ Fit for work

After 545 days of darkness, the Playhouse stage lit up last night with a crisp and swinging production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical, which is playing through to Saturday.

September 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Happy Birthday Andy!

Happy Birthday Andy!

Grand Old Lady glows in purple birthday tribute

The King’s Theatre glowed purple on Monday night, thanks to the work of the Capital Theatres tech team, who created their own tribute to the late, great Andy Gray.

September 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Bat call for Andy

Bat call for Andy

Andy Gray to be remembered in lights

Edinburgh King’s favourite Andy Gray is to be remembered in lights tonight, Monday 13 September 2021, on what would have been his 62nd birthday.

September 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
SLO Sings For the King’s

SLO Sings For the King’s

★★★★☆ Pure Theatre

Southern Light Opera burst back onto Southern Light Opera burst back onto the stage after the Covid hiatus in full celebratory mode with a portmanteau show of songs from its back catalogue which refuses to be obvious, while rounding off the night with a fanfare of show stoppers.

September 10, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
King’s Singers

King’s Singers

Southern Light opens public fundraising for the King’s

Southern Light Opera will be opening its 125th season this week with four performances at the Festival Theatre of a greatest hits package, in support of the King’s Theatre redevelopment funding campaign.

September 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Playhouse Curtain snag

Playhouse Curtain snag

Venue delays reopening as Safety Curtain snags

The Safety Curtain failed to rise at the Edinburgh Playhouse today, Sunday 5 September, for what should have been the venue’s first show for 536 days.

September 5, 2021 | By | Reply More
Playhouse to reopen

Playhouse to reopen

Venue sets September 5 opening date

The Edinburgh Playhouse is to reopen at full capacity on Sunday 5 September 2021 – after 536 days of being dark – with two performances of Shagged, Married, Annoyed with Chris & Rosie Ramsey.

August 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Save the Fringe

Save the Fringe

Year-round Fringe centre part of £7.5 million campaign

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is to include a year-round fringe centre in Edinburgh as part of a £7.5 million “Save the Fringe” fundraising campaign to secure its long-term revival after Covid.

August 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Hunt for Treasure Island

Hunt for Treasure Island

★★★☆☆ Novel hunt

In Hunt for Treasure Island, Not Cricket Productions return to the Fringe with an enjoyable romp of a treasure hunt round the New Town, seeking out the stolen manuscript of Robert Louis Stevenson’s latest novel.

August 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Bohemians Bounce Back

Bohemians Bounce Back

Rainbows all over from Bohemians

Edinburgh’s Bohemian’s have been recording all over the world for their latest production, A Bohemians Rainbow, which will be broadcast through the EdFringe online platform for five days only.

August 24, 2021 | By | Reply More