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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

★★★★★ Bountiful

The roses are back at the Edinburgh Playhouse and they smell sweeter than ever – be they named Belle or Beast – in Disney’s newly reimagined version of Beauty and the Beast, playing to the end of November.

October 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

★★★★☆ Compelling tragedy

All may not be right in the world but some things just don’t change. Judging from the opening night audience at the start of its week long stay at the Playhouse, Blood Brothers is still the musical guaranteed to end with a standing ovation.

October 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Chicago

Chicago

★★★★☆  Tight and technical

Chicago’s tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery whispers back into the Playhouse with a thrum of double bass, a twitching off-beat on the drums and a haunting moan of muted trumpet.

September 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
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 | 1 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
9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 The Musical

★★★★☆  Packs ambition:

There’s enough ambition delivered with sustained ability to get the blood pumpin’ in the touring production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical, which is at the Playhouse through to Saturday.

November 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert – The Musical

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert – The Musical

★★★☆☆ Shimmering:

There is enough flash and dazzling costume changes in Priscilla Queen Of The Desert to convince all but the most curmudgeonly.

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

★★★★☆    Blue moves:

Big, camp and packing a glitter-ball attitude to rock’n’roll, the latest touring production of The Rocky Horror Show piles in to the Playhouse for the final week of its extended UK tour.

October 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The King and I

The King and I

★★★★★  Fit for a King:

Shall we dance? You’ll certainly be singing the praises of this Broadway production of  The King and I as it lights up the Playhouse stage.

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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