Festival Theatre

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

★★★★☆  Seasonal feast

Scottish Ballet’s much-loved version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is back at the Festival Theatre over Christmas. This time round, it seems reinvigorated and remarkably fresh.

December 3, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

★★★★☆ Raunchy

Every night is Friday night this week at the Festival Theatre where Dirty Dancing (the classic story on stage) provides enough tight buns, iconic moments and hot dance moves to keep them whooping and cheering to the very rafters.

November 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
SLO Sings For the King’s

SLO Sings For the King’s

★★★★☆ Pure Theatre

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.

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Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

★★★☆☆   Zip(po)’s into town:

Newbury based circus company Cirque Berserk! appears at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre as part of its 2020 tour. The company brands itself as ‘Real Circus made for Theatre’ and it does exactly what it says on the tin.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

★★★★☆ Joyous:

Everybody is talking about Jamie, and for all the right reasons, in this funny, heart-warming and joyous show which plays at the Festival Theatre until Saturday and tours to Glasgow in June.

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

★★★★☆  Nowt wrong:

Brilliantly silly and utterly hilarious, Mischief Theatre returns to Edinburgh with Peter Pan Goes Wrong, spending the half term holiday until Sunday at the Festival Theatre.

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Six The Musical

Six The Musical

★★★★☆  Royally good:

You’ll lose your head over Six The Musical, which is bringing a new audience to the Festival Theatre just a week ahead of the show’s Broadway debut.

February 5, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

★★★☆☆ Festive:

The touring version of Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is a suitably frothy confection for the upcoming festivities; not particularly full of nutrition but oddly irresistible all the same.

November 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cabaret

Cabaret

★★★★☆  Have a Kit Kat (Klub):

Emotional truth and powerful staging make Bill Kenwright Productions’ touring version of Cabaret at the Festival Theatre to Saturday nigh unmissable.

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

★★★★☆ Haunting:

Birmingham Royal Ballet put on a truly magical and haunting performance of David Bintley’s Beauty and the Beast, playing the Festival Theatre until Saturday.

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