Edinburgh Festival Theatre

REVIEW – Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Festival Theatre Edinburgh


By Danielle Farrow Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (from New York) has built a great reputation over its 38 years and counting, and is definitely for your viewing pleasure whether you are a ballet enthusiast, just want to dip your toe – en pointe – into ballet waters, enjoy physical comedy or fancy the […]

REVIEW – Ruddigore, Edinburgh Festival Theatre


By Danielle Farrow Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse, sees WS Gilbert in fine satirical form and Arthur Sullivan accompanying his partner’s ironies and amusing characterisations with a score that offers light pathos and dastardly drama alongside its jolly tunes. The Baronets of Ruddigore, due to an ancestor’s penchant for persecuting witches, are cursed to commit […]

PREVIEW – The Barber of Seville, Scottish Opera

Scottish Opera bring their acclaimed and popular production of The Barber of Seville to the Edinburgh Festival Theatre this week, with performances of Rossini’s classic on the 15th, 17th and 19th of November. Tenor Thomas Walker plays Count Almaviva, matched by Claire Booth’s soprano turn as Rosina with Ville Rusanen as Figaro, in a production […]

REVIEW – Rhinestone Mondays, Festival Theatre


By Danielle Farrow A spotlight before the raising of the curtain centres on a solo male singer whose gyrations make you wonder what kind of show Rhinestone Mondays really is, but certainly stimulate the predominantly female audience – and actually it is just a slightly raunchy rendition of a country song to start this light […]

PREVIEW – Rhinestone Mondays, Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Rhinestone Mondays opens the Edinburgh Festival Theatre’s Autumn season Rhinestone Mondays, a brand new romantic comedy written by Joe Graham and directed by Phil Wilmott arrives at the  Edinburgh Festival Theatre on Tuesday 20th September until Saturday 24th September 2011. Grab your Stetson and pop on your cowboy boots, as this new feel-good comedy rides […]

EVENT – UK premiere of Lion King 3D (and competition)

Lion King 3D has its UK premiere in Edinburgh on Saturday 25th June 2011 Disney is celebrating the UK premiere of its epic masterpiece, The Lion King, in dazzling Disney Digital 3D, at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 25th June by staging a very special performance of ‘The Circle of Life’ from London’s award […]

REVIEW – Alice by Scottish Ballet, Edinburgh Festival Theatre


By choosing to focus on the surreal nature of Lewis Carroll’s classics, Scottish Ballet’s original production of Alice drips with imaginative visual flair and contemporary design, but as a result sacrifices a little in its narrative direction and clarity. Conceived by Ashley Page and designer Antony McDonald, Scottish Ballet’s Wonderland is a mysterious, colourful and […]

EVENT – Waverley Care Comedy Gala, 16th August 2011

Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Gala tickets on sale now Tickets are now on public sale for the annual Comedy Gala at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. This event on Tuesday 16th August 2011 always sell out.  All proceeds from the event go to Waverley Care. The full line-up is never known until the night, but previous appearances have included Adam Hills, […]

REVIEW – Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo, Edinburgh Festival Theatre


As the curtain rises, the familiar setting of Swan Lake unfolds; Prince Siegfried dances with his princess-turned-swan lover … who has chest hair?! The Trockadero is an all-male cast of professional ballet danseurs playing both male and female characters from famous ballets. Their embodiment of the characters is complete with tights, tutus, pointe shoes and […]

REVIEW – The Secret Garden, Edinburgh Festival Theatre


The Secret Garden runs until 8th January 2011 at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.  Times and prices vary.     By Danielle Farrow  This triple Tony Award winning musical by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon focuses strongly on relationships and the harm people do to themselves in being ‘contrary’ to avoid pain. When newly orphaned Mary Lennox […]