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Culture Theatre

Review: Edinburgh Footlight’s The Wedding Singer

As the audience settles into the old-fashioned wooden benches of the Rose Theatre, a loudspeaker announcement warns of the “slightly ridiculous number of weddings” that the audience is about to experience. The Wedding Singer is a musical produced by The Edinburgh University Footlights based on the 1998 romantic comedy that premiered on Broadway in 2006. […]

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Culture Theatre

“A Vibrant Performance”: Chicago review

The Edinburgh University Footlights, one of the biggest student-run musical theatre companies in Edinburgh, presents the musical Chicago to audiences this week. As many will know, Chicago is a satirical, dynamic and entertaining musical, inspired by real-life happenings in the city of Chicago in the nineteen-twenties. Already running for decades on Broadway and in the […]

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Fringe Theatre

‘Sacrifices visual impact’: Edinburgh University Footlights RENT review

RENT is a demanding musical in terms of vocal ability and subject matter, and the Edinburgh University Footlights rise to the challenge with consistently strong vocals that encapsulate the humour and tragedy of the story. The Footlights front-focus their musical prowess by positioning their live band onstage, immersing the audience in the musical world of […]

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Fringe Interview

Interview: Footlights’ Elliott Gruzin

The Edinburgh University Footlights are bringing their adaptation of the stage musical American Idiot to the Edinburgh Fringe this year, following their sell-out run in 2017. The Student caught up with one of the musical’s stars, Elliott, who was more than happy to lay down his skateboard for a bit to answer our questions about a musical that […]

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Culture Theatre

Interview with Edinburgh University Footlights on ‘Fame’

The Edinburgh University Footlights are known for their upscale musical theatre productions with impressive dances and dynamic vocals. What better choice for their highly anticipated annual production than Fame, the 80s classic about students at a performing arts high school in New York City, inspired by the real-life LaGuardia High School which helped the likes […]