Liam Rudden - Lovely Rita is still rockin’ and rollin’ like a youngster

HER name is Rita and she’s lovely, but unlike her namesake made famous by The Beatles back in 1967, this Rita was never a meter maid.

Killian Donnelly as Jean Valjean. Photo Matt Crockett

Broadway and West End favourite Killian Donnelly comes to Edinburgh to star in Les Miserables

BROADWAY and West End star Killian Donnelly, is set to reprise his acclaimed performance of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables when the smash hit musical returns to the Capital next year.

Superheroes relax

Pop up geeks celebrate with Inifity War parties

As the release date for Avengers: Infinity War nears, The Pop Up Geeks have been hard at work creating ‘the drinks of superheroes’.

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Author Lesley Kelly on The Shore, which features in her books

Interview: Lesley Kelly, a fine author from Trinity

THERE’S a key scene in one of Lesley Kelly’s Health of Strangers crime novels, in which a Leith gallery owner escapes the attentions of some heavies by escaping through a secret trap door in the ceiling of his gallery in to the vacant flat above.

Sheridan-Smith'actress and singer

Sheridan Smith is back and on song in concert tour

FUNNY Girl was the last musical to bring Sheridan Smith to The Playhouse.


Lyceum pay credit to Strindberg

THE Royal Lyceum travel all the way back to 1888 for inspiration as their 2017/18 season continues next week with Swedish playwright August Strindberg’s Creditors.

Adam Lyal (Deceased)

8 great Edinburgh tours that aren’t just for tourists

AFTER their success at the Fringe last August, Silent Disco tours are set to become a common sights on the streets of the city, with visitors and locals alike guided around the top tourist sites while dancing along to a funky playlist on high-tech wireless headphones.

The Silent Disco tours are just one of whole host of tours now available throughout Edinburgh, and many are not just for tourists. Here are our Top 8 Edinburgh tours to entertain and inform.

Peter Purves walking the cable of the Forth Bridges.

EXCLUSIVE: Iconic Blue Peter legends head to Edinburgh Fringe

LOOK out the sticky-backed plastic, toilet rolls and coat-hangers, five of the UK’s most iconic children’s TV presenters are heading to the Fringe to star on stage together for the very first time.

Anyone for tennis? Calling budding Andy Murrays

Anyone for tennis? Calling budding Andy Murrays

have a budding Andy Murray in the family?

Edinburgh Leisure is taking part in Tennis For Kids, organised by the Lawn Tennis Association.

Catriona Morrison, Project Coordinator for IRONKIDS Scotland (centre),joins Midlothian Year of Young People Ambassadors Anya Freeman (left) and Neve Wilson (right), at Dalkeith Country Park

Ironkids to the rescue at fun family weekend

THE organisers of Ironkids Scotland, a series of three fun-packed running events for 3 to 14 year olds, are looking for young volunteers.

Ironkids Scotland is an exciting addition to the Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh triathlon race weekend, in June.

My Dad Wrote A Porno stars Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine

Hit podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno is live on stage at the Playhouse

THE team behind the smash hit podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno leave the virtual world behind this week to bring a ‘lost chapter’ of Jamie’s dad’s book to the stage of The Playhouse, live.

Fat Friends

Fat friends gather for a feast of fun on stage

ELAINE C Smith, Two Doors Down’s outrageous Christine, tours to The Playhouse later this week in another TV comedy favourite, Fat Friends.

Scottish Ballet perform Matthew Bourne's Highland Fling

Liam Rudden: Scottish Ballet dances to a different tune in ‘Trainspotting’ ballet

IT was an email from Nicola Cutler at Scottish Ballet that persuaded me to see Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling.

Bradley Welsh and Christy Stephen from the Helping Hands organisation  handed out new bikes  to the kids at Canal View Primary

Helping hands make a difference

BRADLEY Welsh opened Holyrood Boxing Gym 12 years ago to “engage with the local community”, it’s also the base from where he operates registered charity ABA Ltd, which has given hundreds of local kids the chance to participate in huge amateur boxing events in venues such as the Usher Hall and Princes Street Gardens, raising in excess of £240,000 for charity in the process.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Review: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - Gothic drama fails to live up to Stevenson’s classic tale

IF Mr Hyde is the worst of the worst, this production of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde starts off as Hyde, but unlike Stevenson’s creation lacks the ability to transform.

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KING’S THEATRE, Leven Street

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Bradley Welsh

Interview: Bradley Welsh - his mother’s son

AMATEUR boxing is everything to Bradley Welsh. Note the ‘amateur’. It’s important.

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Comic Con 2018

Annual Comic Con set to prove a huge draw for superhero fans

STAR names, life-size props, and some of the best comic book artists in the world head to Edinburgh this weekend for the fifth Edinburgh Comic Con, which runs Saturday and Sunday at the EICC, on Morrison Street.

Sario Solomon, Nick Carsberg, Curtis T Johns, Yazdan Qafouri and AJ Bentley in The Band,

10 smash hit musicals coming to Edinburgh in 2018

THE hottest musical on the planet right now, Hamilton, won a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards on Sunday, the most ever won by a production that started its life overseas, but while we might have to wait a few years to see it on an Edinburgh stage, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some top musicals heading to town in 2018. Here are 10 you should be booking tickets for now.

War Horse

War Horse falls in at Festival Theatre

JOEY gallops back onto the stage of the Festival Theatre next week as Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning tale War Horse returns to the Capital for the first time since its sell-out run in 2014.

Art-tastic fun for all the family at Galleries

Art-tastic fun for all the family at Galleries

PAINTING, outdoor exploring and BYOB tours (that’s bring your own baby), are just three of the activities planned by the National Galleries of Scotland as they get creative this Spring with a series of free and fun events for all the family.

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