Musicals

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

★★★★★ Bootiful:

ky Boots brings musical comedy with sole to the Playhouse for five glamorous weeks over Christmas and into the New Year.

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Nativity! The Musical

Nativity! The Musical

★★★★☆ Unstoppable:

Nativity! The Musical, at the Festival Theatre until Sunday, is an unashamedly cheesy romp that bears little serious examination, but whose energy and sugary optimism will brook no argument.

November 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Producers

The Producers

★★★☆☆ Dedicated:

Taking on the maestro of satire, Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group drags the Pleasance theatre onto Broadway for their performance of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, swastikas and all.

November 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
We Will Rock You for Playhouse

We Will Rock You for Playhouse

“Reimagined” Queen musical to return on UK tour:

The Queen and Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You is to be reimagined for a 2019 UK and Ireland tour, coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in October 2019.

November 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas… at Christmas

Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas… at Christmas

★★★★★ A Christmas cracker:

The Gilded Balloon Basement in the Rose Street Theatre hosts top-tier talent this Christmas as five fabulous female stars tell their stories… via three spookily talented backstage assistants.

November 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Popstars The 90s Musical

Popstars The 90s Musical

★★★★☆ Well risen:

Light in substance and heavy on the cheese, Allegro’s production of Popstars the 90s Musical which is at the Church Hill Theatre to Saturday feels more like a soufflé than a 90s jukebox musical.

October 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

★★★☆☆ Hobbled:

There are some bright elements to the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which is at the Church Hill Theatre all week.

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Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

★★★★☆  Electric:

It’s been 40 years since Saturday Night Fever hit the big screen, but the musical adaptation of the cult disco classic is back in an all-new production at the Playhouse this week.

October 24, 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
Showcase 2018

Showcase 2018

★★★☆☆     Fun and Eclectic:

The biggest songs in rock, pop and musical theatre are celebrated in Showcase 2018 on at the Church Hill Theatre until Saturday

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