The Nutcracker, Festival Theatre

The Nutcracker is the lightest, most accessible of all Tchaikovsky’s ballets. It’s a Christmas delight, telling the story of a young girl named Clara who is gifted a nutcracker by the mysterious Drosselmeyer. The nutcracker comes to life as the Nutcracker Prince and helps Clara defeat the evil Rat King; the pair then travel to the magical land of More...

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By Anna Kaye On Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Review – Aladdin at The King’s Theatre

Year after year, a trio of talented actors holds the King’s Theatre pantomime together. Allan Stewart as Widow Twankey, Andy Gray as Wishy Washy and Grant Stott as Abanazar the Wizard are the lifeblood of this More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Review: ‘Wicked’ at the Playhouse *****

There is very little that Wicked cannot do. Throughout its near three hour run time, the Playhouse is bathed in a vivid green light. The magic and mystique shimmers from the stage; the stunning vocals echo from More...

By Reader On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Letters From Area C – Rehearsed Reading to be Performed

Letters From Area C is a play about a land where ordinary people have to keep going in the face of extreme hardship. Facing prison and war, they find ways to hold onto dignity and hope. This new play by poet Jim More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Funding for youth theatre in Scotland

The First Minister Alex Salmond has given a parting gift to secure the future of Scotland’s national youth theatre. He announced a £1 million package of public and private funding to engage more young people More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Review: The Kite Runner at King’s Theatre

Khaled Hosseini’s acclaimed tale of guilt and salvaging redemption through the eyes of Afghan children, The Kite Runner, has had its fair share of adaptations over the years. Adding to a list that’s More...

By John Hislop On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook returns to Capital

Following the huge success and popularity of Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook over the last 8 years, he is delighted to announce they will be returning once again and this time taking to the road for 5 More...

By Reader On Friday, September 12th, 2014

Visual feast in the woods this autumn

Visual theatre company, Vision Mechanics, is taking its new production, Embrace, to a range of woodland areas around Scotland this autumn. As well as being staged in ambitious outdoor settings, the piece features More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 8th, 2014

Not About Heroes at Craiglockhart 8-10 September

1917. After protesting against the continuance of the war, Siegfried Sassoon, a decorated war hero and celebrated poet is sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital to silence him. There he meets shell-shocked Lt Wilfred More...

By Reader On Monday, May 19th, 2014

Ninth Annual Summer Youth Theatre Project

There are currently 12 places remaining on this year’s Summer Youth Theatre Project which takes place at Southside Community Centre from June 30th – July 11th. Supported by The City of Edinburgh Council’s More...