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Review: The Scandal at Mayerling

The Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling is a fascinating blend of history, intrigue, and tragedy. The show is aesthetically stunning with an equally entertaining storyline full of mistresses, political mayhem, and murder. Audiences will undoubtedly find the true story of  Prince Rudolph, the deranged crown prince of Austria-Hungary, to be thought-provoking.  Crown Prince Rudolph […]

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Review: Six The Musical

Six celebrates the six wives of Henry VIII in the most bombastic, dazzling fashion imaginable. The show deserves every bit of acclaim that it has earned and any audience member will surely see why this smash hit has taken the nation by storm.  Firstly, the all-female cast of the six singers and the four ladies-in-waiting in […]

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Grease! – Review

Nikolai Foster’s cheerful and upbeat production of Grease! celebrates the long overdue return of musical theatre in the best way possible. From the offset, the production demands your attention with its catchy songs and energetic cast. In a nutshell, Grease! is a fun-filled, lively night of music and dance, with an incredible selection of young […]

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Scottish Dance Theatre’s Process Day & The Circle at Festival Theatre

On Wednesday, Scottish Dance Theatre came to Festival Theatre to present for one night only Process Day & The Circle, two acts of contemporary dance performed by a group of 12 dancers to a striking electronic score. Process Day is abstract and stunning. Through intense contortion and movement, it is able to express a kind […]

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‘Cannot fail to move’ ‒ Kátya Kabanová review

Leoš Janáček’s tragic tale of a woman torn between passionate love and marital duty is beautifully framed by the industrialist Soviet Union in Scottish Opera’s production which follows the eponymous Katya (Laura Wilde), as sin leads to a deadly descent into madness. The sensitive precision of the orchestra, the raw emotion communicated by the singers, and […]

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‘A masterpiece of gothic ballet’ ‒ Beauty and the Beast review

Ambitious yet triumphant, the Birmingham Royal Ballet Company presents a dark, mystical retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Filled with enchanting moments, here is everything required for the perfect fairytale ballet.  Immediately, designer Philip Prowse stuns us with the opening scene: Belle amongst a library of books, reading as the story of the curse comes […]

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Backstage tour of Festival Theatre

Edinburgh is famous for its unique cultural history, preserved not only in its museums and art galleries but also in its theatres. The backstage tour of Festival Theatre represents this by revealing the incredible history of this cornerstone of the Edinburgh theatre scene, showcasing a captivating journey that creates an immersive, engaging experience for locals […]

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

On the penultimate stop of their long 2018 tour, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is a well-anticipated breath of fresh air at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. Here, a full house awaits the imaginative performance from the all-male troupe. Now in their 43rd year, ‘The Trocks’ bring legend in their wake, a unique mix of comedic routine, […]