Festival Theatre

Macbeth

Macbeth

★★★☆☆ Fractured:

There is a peculiar absence of majesty at the heart of the UK National Theatre’s touring production of Macbeth, at the Festival Theatre until Saturday.

October 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

★★★★★ Magnificent:

It’s 23 years since Mathew Bourne changed the gender of the swans in Swan Lake for his choreography of the ballet, which is at the Festival Theatre all week to Saturday.

October 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Calendar Girls – The Musical

Calendar Girls – The Musical

★★★★★  Heartfelt:

Big, powerful emotions are harnessed to most glorious effect by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth in this musical version of the Calendar Girls story, which is touring to the Festival Theatre for a fortnight.

October 4, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Kiss Me, Kate

Kiss Me, Kate

★★★★☆   Sparkling:

Visually and musically, Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate is something of a feast at the Festival Theatre until Saturday.

July 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
Thriller LIVE

Thriller LIVE

★★★★☆   Dangerously thrilling:

The undeniable talent of the controversial Michael Jackson is fully on display in Thriller Live, an energetic and thoroughly exciting showcase of his greatest hits.

May 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
War Horse

War Horse

★★★★★   Magnificent:

The National Theatre’s touring production of War Horse at the Festival Theatre is involving, emotional, visually spectacular and every bit as good as you have probably heard.

April 19, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
It’s Capital Theatres!

It’s Capital Theatres!

New name for body running Festival and King’s:

The arms-length charity which runs Edinburgh’s Festival, King’s and Studio theatres, is changing its name to Capital Theatres.

February 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Les Mis for Festival

Les Mis for Festival

Broadway production of Les Miserables coming Jan 2019:

Cameron Mackintosh’s Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Miserables is to play Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre as part of a UK tour opening at the Curve Leicester in November 2018.

February 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon

★★★★★     Triumphant tragedy:

Miss Saigon, a musical tale of love, longing and sacrifice, lands at the Festival Theatre this week in a rather impressive chopper.

January 20, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Nail pulled from Last Ship

Nail pulled from Last Ship

The Last Ship to sail without Jimmy Nail

Principal casting has been announced for Sting’s musical, The Last Ship, which plays the Edinburgh Festival Theatre in June 2018. However, after “protracted negotiations”, Jimmy Nail will be replaced by Joe McGann.

January 10, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More