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We Will Rock You for Playhouse

We Will Rock You for Playhouse

“Reimagined” Queen musical to return on UK tour:

The Queen and Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You is to be reimagined for a 2019 UK and Ireland tour, coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in October 2019.

November 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
All About My Mother

All About My Mother

★★★☆☆ Ambitious:

Clever in its staging and ambitious in scope, the EGTG’s Scottish premiere of All About My Mother, at the Roxy to Saturday, provides plenty to satisfy but a certain amount of confusion along the way.

November 23, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Mamma Mia! for Playhouse

Mamma Mia! for Playhouse

Here we go again in 2019:

The Abba juke-box musical Mamma Mia! is to open its 20th anniversary UK tour at the Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2019.

November 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Motown’s in town

Motown’s in town

Motown musical does much more than sing the hits:

Big of voice and oh so slick in presentation, the West End production of Motown the Musical – which is now on UK tour and hitting the Playhouse for a three week run – was everything I had expected.

November 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
It’s Gang Show Time!

It’s Gang Show Time!

The Gang is back at the King’s:

The Christmas lights might be busting out all over, but here at Æ, we don’t really believe that the Christmas season starts until the Edinburgh Gang Show hits the stage of the King’s.

November 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Listings 19 – 25 November 2018

Listings 19 – 25 November 2018

On Edinburgh’s stages this week:

There’s plenty of pre-Christmas joy to be had on Edinburgh’s stages this week, as theatres begin to gear up for the seasonal rush, the first Christmas shows open and the real harbinger of Christmas theatre takes to the King’s stage in the form of the Edinburgh Gang Show.

November 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Almodovar on stage

Almodovar on stage

Scottish premiere of Almodovar adaptation:

When All About My Mother opens at the Assembly Roxy this week, it will be the culmination of a decade-long mission from director Ross Hope to bring the stage adaptation to Scotland.

November 19, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Sunset Song

Sunset Song

★★★☆☆ Pacey:

Leitheatre’s production of Lewis Grassic Gibbons Sunset Song burls along at pace and with great vitality at the Church Hill Theatre, where is playing to Saturday.

November 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nicholls interim AD at Trav

Nicholls interim AD at Trav

Gareth Nichols made Traverse’s interim artistic director:

The Traverse board is to hold a consultation about the theatre’s future and has appointed Gareth Nichols as interim artistic director while the process is carried out.

November 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shakespeare In Love

Shakespeare In Love

★★★★☆ Superslick:

Top-notch comic performances and a production that purrs like a Rolls-Royce mean that the touring production of Shakespeare In Love at the King’s, from Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Theatre Royal Bath, is extremely seductive.

November 13, 2018 | By | Reply More