Festival Theatre

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
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

★★★★☆ Starry night

There is nothing rushed about Dominic Hill’s compelling new production of Benjamin Britten’s opera of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Scottish Opera at the Festival Theatre until Saturday.

March 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

★★★★☆ Spellbinding

Bedknobs and Broomsticks, the musical based on the 1971 Walt Disney film, flies into the Festival Theatre for a short but spellbinding stay, until this Sunday.

February 18, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Indoor Covid restrictions extended

Indoor Covid restrictions extended

Shows cancel as Covid measures continue to Jan 24

Indoor events will not resume at normal capacity until Monday 24 January 2022 at the earliest, as the Scottish Government extends indoor Covid mitigation measures for an extra week.

January 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
Bring It On cancels

Bring It On cancels

Selladoor pulls UK tour of Bring It On

Bring It On: The Musical, has  been cancelled at the Festival Theatre after producers Selladoor Worldwide pulled the show’s UK tour, blaming the impact of rising Covid-19 cases and self-isolation requirements.

January 10, 2022 | By | Reply More