Playhouse

Annie

Annie

★★★☆☆ Optimistic:

The sun, as always, is coming out tomorrow in Annie, but in this touring production at the Playhouse to Saturday, the orphan’s optimism is more dearly bought than it might be.

October 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mamma  Mia!

Mamma Mia!

★★★★☆ Take a chance:

It’s not just one of us who was pleased to have Mamma Mia! back on the Edinburgh Playhouse stage – an air of expectation and excitement filled the entire auditorium for Friday’s show.

September 21, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

★★★★☆    A Triumph:

Alexandra Burke proves she’s Queen of the Night once more as The Bodyguard returns to the Playhouse for a fortnight residency.

July 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hair – the Musical

Hair – the Musical

★★★★☆ Lets the sun shine:

Over 50 years on and the Age of Aquarius is still providing a relevant, controversial (in parts) and – eventually – thunderously entertaining piece of musical theatre in Hair, at the Playhouse to Saturday.

June 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Club Tropicana

Club Tropicana

★★★★☆ Camp and colourful:

Passports at the ready! It’s time to jet off to the Club Tropicana Hotel in this brand new jukebox musical which is touring to the Playhouse until Saturday.

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

★★★☆☆    Thrilling:

The world’s longest-running stage production returns to Edinburgh to thrill a whole new audience in this classic murder mystery tale at the Playhouse until Wednesday.

May 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical

★★★★☆  Storytelling musical theatre:

Stories rule in the RSC’s brilliant production of Matilda The Musical in an adaptation which feels properly true to the spirit of its Roald Dahl original – complete with dangerous spikes and revolting children.

April 5, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

★★★★☆ Go Go Go Joseph!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat proves it’s still at the top of its game as it returns to the Playhouse – again – over 50 years since it first launched.

March 20, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

★★★★☆ Jersey royal:

Never mind your eyes, your ears will adore the tour of Jersey Boys which has arrived at the Edinburgh Playhouse for a fortnight turn.

February 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
American Idiot

American Idiot

★★★★☆ Rumpus rock

The tenth anniversary tour of Green Day’s American Idiot kicks up a storm – complete with an eye that isn’t so much calm as nurdling – as the Selladoor production arrives at the Playhouse for a week.

February 6, 2019 | By | Reply More