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Riverdance 25th Anniversary Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nostalgia is the theme of Riverdance’s 25th Anniversary show. Now closer to 27 years of running, factoring in the recent time off, the beloved show has returned with an already triumphant UK tour. The subtle changes that have been added over the years to a near perfect formula of tight choreography, electric energy, and […]

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American Idiot

From the punchy opening number, the musical American Idiot takes the audience on an unexpected exploration of the American youth’s identity in the form of three friends, Johnny (Tom Milner), Will (Samuel Pope) and Tunny (Joshua Dowen). Their aim is to break free from a suffocating suburban lifestyle and the restrictions of their families. American […]

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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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Hairspray

Image courtesy of Ellie Kurttz. Hairspray The Playhouse Run Ended On Monday February 22 the Playhouse theatre welcomed the Hairspray national tour to its stage, a brilliantly fun musical that is impossible not to enjoy so long as the the cast and creators do the classic story justice. Hairspray was colourful and bright in its […]

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The Sound of Music

Image courtesy of Sarah Moyes. Edinburgh Playhouse. Run Ended. The story of an enthusiastic Austrian nun who, when sent to nanny seven unruly children by the Mother Abbess, unwittingly falls in love with not only the children but their damaged naval commander father on the eve of the Anschluss, is a true classic in both […]

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Let’s stop adapting for the stage for the sake of it

Image courtesy of ING Nederland/Flickr. Adapting from novels and films has long been a part of the theatrical tradition but there is arguably a need to discuss whether or not we have become too reliant on them. Looking at how adaptations are faring at the awards, we can make broad strokes about their dominance on […]

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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 […]