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Review: Welcome To The Carbaret!

Edinburgh Footlights’ Welcome To The Cabaret! by its Showchoir is a welcome, blissful two-hour escape from the realities of life. Energetic numbers are astutely intertwined with evocative character developments under the creative direction of Amy Stinton. We get snippets of the characters’ lives as they deal with their overbearing producer (Ruby Loftus). The clever use of characters […]

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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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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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Review: The Rocky Horror Show

Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Picture Show directed by Christopher Luscombe has been touring for fifteen years and it radiates the flawlessness one would expect from a run of that length. The magic of the Rocky Horror Show has always been that it relishes in itself; the nonsensical plot dancing on the edge of what polite […]

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Review: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is the latest Disney film turned into a Broadway musical. The theatre production is based on a much-loved film and book (‘The Magic Bedknob’), so there was a lot of pressure and expectation for the production. In a lot of ways, the production was a success! The show is infused with magic […]

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Interview with Edinburgh University Footlights on The Wedding Singer

Founded in 1989, Edinburgh University Footlights is a musical theatre group that puts on two shows annually. This spring, they perform The Wedding Singer’s musical from 16 to 19 February at the Rose Theatre. The production team, including director Katie Slater, producer Aisling Anderson and musical director Rebecca Kelly, and cast members Chris Kane, Lucy […]

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Omigod – EUSOG’s Legally Blonde: The Musical Review

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Legally Blonde: The Musical is a classic. It follows Elle, who lives a perfectly happy life with her Californian sorority sisters and Chihuahua. She abruptly falls out of her pink clouds when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her. He thinks she is not ‘serious’ enough for him- a prospective Harvard Law student. So, to win […]

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Behind the Scenes of Click to Connect: a EUSOG Musical

At the end of last semester, the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group (EUSOG) released an original musical – Click to Connect. Created entirely online, the show follows eight people on the search for socially distanced love. Ahead of their cast album being released later this semester, I sat down with Rachel Chung (co-writer, co-director) and […]