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Ghost

Ghost The Musical Edinburgh Playhouse Run-Ended A re-imagining of the 1990 film, Ghost The Musical revolves around young lovers Sam and Molly who are tragically separated when Sam is murdered. With the help of a psychic con-artist Oda Mae, who in the end can actually communicate with the dead, Sam seeks to connect with Molly […]

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Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia! Edinburgh Playhouse Runs Until 7th January Mamma Mia! has arrived in Edinburgh for the festive season. Theatregoers are transported to a Greek island where Sophie Sheridan is about to get married. Sophie wants her father to walk her down the aisle, the problem is she doesn’t know who is he is… Jonathan Allen’s […]

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Beyond the Barricade

Image courtesy of Edinburgh Playhouse Beyond the Barricade Edinburgh Playhouse Run Ended Beyond the Barricade is a musical theatre concert which has been playing for over a decade, indicating the production’s popularity and success. The audience are treated to songs from a wide variety of musicals, from Phantom of the Opera to Spamalot and, of […]

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has landed at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and it’s a story that everyone must be familiar with: the Potts family, someone Truly Scrumptious and their flying car must defeat Baron and Baroness Bomburst, who have not only set their eyes on Chitty but have banned children from Vulgaria. As Director James […]

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Billy Elliot the Musical

Billy Elliot the Musical tells the story of a working-class boy who swaps boxing gloves for ballet shoes. Set in County Durham during the politically stormy UK miners’ strike (1984-5), this is a show that is not only hilarious and heart-warming but one that does not shy away from thought-provoking themes: class warfare, class prejudice […]

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Mack and Mabel

Image courtesy of Shinya Suzuki. Mack and Mabel at the Edinburgh Playhouse Until 21st November Set between 1911 and 1938 in the silent movie era before the coming of ‘talkies’, Mack & Mabel is based on the real life romance of director Mack Sennett and his deli-girl turned film-star Mabel Normand. Whilst the plot has […]

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The Bodyguard

Image courtesy of Paul Coltas. Based on the 1992 movie of the same name, The Bodyguard – The Musical provides a fun, albeit occasionally emotional, evening for theatre goers, Whitney Houston lovers and Alexandra Burke fans alike. The musical is faithful to the plot of the film, featuring a succession of Whitney Houston’s greatest hits. Ex-Secret Service agent Frank Farmer (Stuart Reid) is hired to […]

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Musical Theatre on the Big Screen: the Pros and Cons

Given Disney’s recent reimagining of Stephen Sondheim’s classic Into the Woods, it seems fitting to reflect on the genre of the musical film. Since the multi-award winning release of Chicago back in 2002, it appears the film musical has been steadily making a comeback. The fact that Mamma Mia! grossed £404 million worldwide and is […]