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The Osmonds: A New Musical

The Osmonds: A New Musical

★★★★☆ I hear music

They were whipping out their Osmond fan club scarfs in the front row of the Festival Theatre on opening night of The Osmonds: A New Musical. It’s that sort of show.

September 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

★★★★☆ Big sings

Huge performances, memorable staging and a strong message make Southern Light’s 125th anniversary production, The Sound of Music at the Festival Theatre, a fabulous night out.

September 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
Grease

Grease

★★★★☆  The Word

The Beyond Broadway Experience production of Grease, at the Festival Theatre for three performances only, is as vibrant a staging of the show as you could want.

July 31, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Duggee’s Scottish dates…

Duggee’s Scottish dates…

It’s time to earn your Theatre Badge, Squirrels!

Hit children’s show Hey Duggee is to tour the UK in a vibrant and interactive stage show that will come to the Edinburgh Festival Theatre from Fri 27  Sun 29 January, 2023 and the King’s Glasgow Thurs 25 – Sat 27 May 2023.

June 27, 2022 | By | Reply More
Anything Goes

Anything Goes

★★★★★ Just go!

The West End hits central Edinburgh this week, as Cole Porter’s seaborne musical Anything Goes sails into the Festival Theatre for a very limited run until this Sunday.

May 12, 2022 | By | Reply More
Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

★★★★★ Gloriously ebullient

They have turned the tap full on at the Festival Theatre this week, for the return of Jonathan Church’s phenomenal production of Singin’ in the Rain, adapted from the classic MGM movie.

April 28, 2022 | By | Reply More
Magic Goes Wrong

Magic Goes Wrong

★★★★☆ Cleverly stupid

Magic Goes Wrong is the latest touring offering from Mischief Theatre, the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong and its sequels. It represents a return to their comic roots, together with a considerable sprinkling of glitter.

April 14, 2022 | By | Reply More
Addams Family Cancels

Addams Family Cancels

Festival Theatre’s June dates fall to Covid

The producers of The Addams Family have cancelled its dates in the Festival Theatre, where it was booked to run Tue 14 – Sat 18 June 2022, blaming the effects of Covid in its audiences.

April 14, 2022 | By | Reply More
Beautiful – The Carol King Musical

Beautiful – The Carol King Musical

★★★★☆ A beauty

Clever staging and a spot-on cast of actor-musicians bring director Nikolai Foster’s slick new production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical to life on the Festival Theatre stage this week.

April 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
SIX The Musical

SIX The Musical

★★★★☆   Spitting rhymes

Six new queens have taken up royal residency in the cast of SIX, which drops into the Festival Theatre for an extended stay through to March 26 and returns to the Glasgow Theatre Royal in Midsummer.

March 16, 2022 | By | Reply More