“Give yourself over to absolute pleasure”, declares the tantalising Dr Frank’N’Furter – and Edinburgh was ready to envelop itself in Richard O’Brien’s camp c
"I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking." Christopher Isherwood, “A Berlin Diary, 1930”
Twenty-five years ago, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert burst into our cinemas.
A sumptuous, visually stunning, atmospheric feast.
The time is the future, the place is the planet once known as Earth.
Want to solve climate change? Educate girls.
A glittering production of “The King and I” is set to gild the Edinburgh Playhouse this October.
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.
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.
“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.