Musicals

Edinburgh Musicals

Cabaret (2019), Festival Theatre, Review Vivien Devlin Wed, 6 Nov '19 5.11pm
From Cabaret - Sally Bowles and the Kit Kat Club ensemble

"I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking." Christopher Isherwood, “A Berlin Diary, 1930”

Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical (2019), Edinburgh Playhouse, Review Rhona Mackay Wed, 6 Nov '19 3.44pm
Priscilla Queen of the Desert 2019

Twenty-five years ago, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert burst into our cinemas.

I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical, Underbelly Bristo Square, Review

From Phantom of the Opera to Wicked, from West End to Broadway and beyond,  Musical theatre is big business. Wannabe actors dream of their big break and this is their behind-the-scenes story about the long hard struggle to become a star of the musical stage.

Rather than the classic “show within a show,”  this a light hearted, often hilarious, song and dance revue.

AcadePitch Presents – Romeo and Juliet: An A Cappella Tragedy, theSpace Triplex, Review

Taking Romeo and Juliet as an inspiration for this production, two a cappella groups battle it out for supremacy in this entertaining and light-hearted show. This is very loosely connected to Romeo and Juliet - with its tongue firmly in cheek, the story unfolds of two groups with a long-term grudge and a ban on romance between the two sides.

The Drowsy Chaperone, Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Review

“Let’s disappear for a while into the decadent world of the 1920’s …”

The time machine comes in the form of a gramophone, a device that our host uses whenever he is feeling a little blue. His favourite Broadway show, “The Drowsy Chaperone" provides the needed escapism with “a story, and a few good songs” that will take him away.