Festival Theatre hosts dementia friendly event

In collaboration with Edinburgh’s Health and Social Care Partnership and Alzheimer Scotland, the Festival Theatre yesterday hosted a pilot event for dementia friendly audiences. The event was the beginning of the city centre theatre’s work in making its performance and public spaces and that of its sister venue, The King’s Theatre, inviting More...

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By John Hislop On Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle to play Queen’s Hall

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions will play the Queen’s Hall on Thursday 12 March as part of a unique European tour. With both Mike More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Saturday Night Fever – Review

For many of us who grew up in the 1970s, the film Saturday Night Fever has iconic status. The disco music classic – if that’s not a contradiction in terms – made John Travolta a star and the image of him More...

By Anna Kaye On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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. More...

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...