Cast set to captivate with Rabbie’s tale

RABBIE The Musical, opens at the Rose Street Basement Theatre tonight, telling the story of the life and times of Scotland’s Bard.

Plaster cast of Robert Burns' skull

8 great ways to celebrate the birth of The Bard in... Burns’ Week

WHILE a Burns’ supper may be the traditional way of celebrating Robert Burns’ birthday, here are eight more of the best events in the Capital marking the birth of The Bard.

The Easter Play

Princes Street passion play seeks new players

BUDDING actors of all ages are being sought to help devise a new Passion Play which will be performed on Easter Saturday (31 March) in Princes Street Gardens.

Miss Saigon

Review: Miss Saigon - Stunning tale of love and loss is a feast for the senses

LOVE and loss as Saigon falls is the crux of the matter in Cameron Mackintosh’s stunning new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical theatre masterpiece Miss Saigon.

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Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street

An unconventional audience

Liam Rudden - Never mind the mitherers get the curtain up on time

THE poster said 7.30pm. The flyer said 7.30pm. The ticket said 7.30pm. As usual, however, a significant proportion of the audience seemed surprised the show actually started at 7.30pm.

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The Good Life - Daniel Nelson

Animal magic lies at heart of exhibition

APOLAR bear and her cub, herring gulls feeding, fish with four eyes (two in their mouth) and a red fox with its head buried in the snow, just some of the stars of the 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, which opens at the National Museum of Scotland today.

The Lover - Yosuke Kusana as The Man, Susan Vidler as The Woman and Amy Hollinshead as The Girl

New platform for Trainspotting star

SUSAN Vidler is perhaps still best remembered as Allison, Sickboy’s junkie girlfriend and mother of the ill-fated baby in Trainspotting, but at The Lyceum right now, she can be found in a very different role.

Motown The Musical - The Temptations

The timeless magic of Motown comes to Edinburgh

MOTOWN The Musical, the Broadway and West End smash hit show celebrating the songs of the legendary Berry Gordy, is to get its Scottish premiere at The Playhouse, later this year.

The Real Mary Kings Close & Wedgwood the Restaurant celebrate Robert Burns

Close encounters of the Burns Night kind

TRAVEL back in time this Burns Night with The Real Mary King’s Close and Wedgwood Restaurant.

Burke and Hare

Grave robber’s secrets to be revealed in talk

THINK you’ve heard all there is about Burke and Hare, the Capital’s infamous body-snatchers?

Janet Philp knows more.

The insiders -AE Qing Lin - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Award-winning wildlife photographs gather at Museum of Scotland

DIRECT from the Natural History Museum in London, the world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens at the National Museum of Scotland on Friday.

Psychic surgery

How To Be A Psychic Conman

EVER wondered how some people can bend metal with their mind? Want to learn how to read the thoughts of your pals? Well, a new show from local mind-reader Ash Pryce promises to teach you how to do just that.

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Review: Flashdance - Calling Gloria... sort the glitches

THERE’S a belief in theatre circles that if you have a bad dress rehearsal, you’ll have a cracking opening night - Flashdance must have had a spectacular dress rehearsal.

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The Playhouse, Greenside Place

When We Were Young: Photographs of Childhood from the National Galleries of Scotland

7 great exhibitions to visit in the Capital’s... museums and galleries

LOOKING for something to do during the short winter days? The Capital’s museums and galleries have a host of intriguing exhibitions to help you wile away the hours, and best of all, many of them are free. Here are seven of the best, currently on display.


There’s a barrel of laughs on Blair Street this week

LAUGH your way into the New Year at the award-winning Monkey Barrel Comedy Club, where the gags are already in full flow.

Bananaman The Musical

Liam Rudden: £70-odd for a ticket! Would you pay that?

AS you read this, the chances are I’ll be sitting in a theatre in London, watching a show that most theatre-goers will never get to see in Edinburgh.

Share @pizza

Dhir and Lyle want a pizza West End action

DOWN a quiet lane in the West End a pizza revolution is taking place. After months of research and development, the founders of @pizza have produced a pioneering restaurant with quality ingredients at its core.

Edinburgh Restaurant Festival 2018 participants

Edinburgh Restaurant Festival returns for fourth year

FOOD, glorious food, that’s what February in the Capital will be all about as the fourth Edinburgh Restaurant Festival finds more than 20 city eateries creating the ultimate foodie experiences.

Kim mourns Thuy

Miss Saigon set to wow Festival Theatre

THERE’S a moment in Miss Saigon when a life-size helicopter appears to land centre-stage to evacuate the American GIs trapped at the height of the fighting as the Viet Cong drive them from Saigon.


Playhouse set to bop under the moon of love

WITH their Teddy suites, crepe soled brothel-creepers and DA hairstyles, Showaddywaddy may have looked the epitome of 1950’s rock’n’roll but were in fact formed in 1973, launched upon a nostalgic public in much the same way as many of today’s chart-toppers, by winning a TV talent show, namely ITV’s New Faces.

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