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Bon Iver returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse for a sparse but emotive set

27th September Bon Iver returned to Edinburgh this Wednesday for the first time since the release of his third studio album 22, A Million. This LP was a relative departure from his previous two, marking his first foray into folktronic as opposed to his previous modern folk and accordingly was met with considerable critical acclaim. […]

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Theatre

Nabucco

Verdi’s Nabucco is the second in a set of three operas, which occupied the Edinburgh Playhouse from 30 March to 1 April. This trio, including La Boheme and Aida, is curated and directed by Ellen Kent in conjunction with Opera & Ballet International. Kent’s strictly traditional interpretation of Nabucco is no more and no less […]

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Culture Theatre

Wonderland

Wonderland Edinburgh Playhouse Run-Ended One of the first productions to hit the Playhouse this year is Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland, a musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.   The curtain opens on Alice, a downtrodden divorcee, having the worst day of her life – getting fired, learning her ex […]

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Culture Theatre

Jersey Boys

Image courtesy of the Edinburgh Playhouse. Jersey Boys The Edinburgh Playhouse Run Ended Jersey Boys, having recently finished its run at the Playhouse Theatre, is a musical which has been touring America since 2004. In Edinburgh, one of the destinations on its first, hugely successful UK tour, this success was exemplified by a standing ovation at […]

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Culture Theatre

Barnum

The audience were immediately placed into the world of the circus as acts were performed amongst them before the show began. Lights were strung from the ceiling to create the impression of the big top. The spectacle captured attention and set the precedent for what was to be a captivating performance.

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Culture Theatre

Jersey Boys

Driesen’s falsetto was incredibly controlled and seemed effortless – singing like Frankie is no mean feat.