Playhouse

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

★★★★☆ High-flying

The classic children’s story of the flying car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, swoops down to the Playhouse this week to delight audiences anew.

May 30 2024 | By | Reply More
The Drifters’ Girl

The Drifters’ Girl

★★★☆☆ Stories still unsung

The Drifters Girl, at the Playhouse this week as part of a UK tour, provides plenty of Drifters hits, hung around the story of Faye Treadwell, who managed the group up until 2001.

May 3 2024 | By | Reply More
Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

★★★★☆ Fizzing

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, at the Playhouse until Saturday, can – much like its title character – apparently never get old. Instead, it remains fresh, funny and great fun on almost every level.

Feb 28 2024 | By | Reply More
The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

★★★★☆ Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

We’ve been to see The Wizard, and oh what a Wizard it was. Yes, the Yellow Brick Road leads to Edinburgh Playhouse this week for a spectacular new production of The Wizard of Oz, the beloved 1939 musical movie based on L Frank Baum’s series about the wonderful land of Oz.

Feb 15 2024 | By | Reply More
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

★★★★☆ Rock-tastic

It’s back to basics for the Regents Park Open Air Theatre’s Jesus Christ Superstar, at the Playhouse to Saturday, in a production that soars and roars in all the right places.

Feb 9 2024 | By | Reply More
Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

★★★★☆ Fully rounded

Shrek the Musical’s return in a new production, with a new director and choreographer, is a case of more of the same in terms of plot and songs, but with vibrant new details and framing to their presentation.

Jan 23 2024 | By | Reply More
Disney’s Aladdin

Disney’s Aladdin

★★★★☆ Spectacular

Flying onto the Playhouse stage on the magic carpet of Disney, the big touring production of Aladdin which sets off on a 15 month UK tour is a big, sparkling concoction of fun.

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The King and I

The King and I

★★★★☆ Spectacular

Bartlett Sher’s opulent production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The King and I calls at the Edinburgh Playhouse this week as part of its on-going UK tour.

Sep 13 2023 | By | Reply More
Greatest Days

Greatest Days

★★★★☆ I found heaven

It’s time to Take That & Party as Greatest Days reopens Edinburgh Playhouse this week after its extended summer break for a spot of external refurbishment.

Aug 30 2023 | By | Reply More
Strictly Ballroom: The Musical

Strictly Ballroom: The Musical

★★★★☆ Ballroom bliss

Strictly Come Dancing comes full circle at the Edinburgh Playhouse this week as ‘Kevin from Grimsby’ stars in Strictly Ballroom: The Musical.

May 10 2023 | By | Reply More