Bugsy Malone: The Musical – Edinburgh Playhouse

https://youtu.be/hlijaVOFuwE Written by Alan Parker Words and Music by Paul Williams Directed by Sean Holmes ★★★★ What gives? We were told there was a real nice speakeasy around this joint. And instead, what presents audiences as they walk into the Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre is a melancholy of monochrome, a soft tune humming in the background … Continue reading Bugsy Malone: The Musical – Edinburgh Playhouse

Footloose – Edinburgh Playhouse

Adapted by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie Lyrics by Dean Pitchford Directed by Racky Plews ★★★ Tragedy claims the lives of four young teens in the county of Bolmont U.S. And to heal the wounds of losing his son, the local Reverend and city council outlaw the promiscuous act of dancing, which had a hand … Continue reading Footloose – Edinburgh Playhouse

Rock of Ages – Edinburgh Playhouse

Book by Chris D'Arienzo Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp ★★★ Time to dig out the Jukebox list: Lovers? Check. Back catalogue of a specified genre's finest? Check. Business Tycoon seeking to crush dreams? Ja. A flamboyantly fabulous narrator? You bet your ass. But is Rock of Ages more than that? … Continue reading Rock of Ages – Edinburgh Playhouse

Dreamgirls – Edinburgh Playhouse

https://youtu.be/P5TkbXqRB2U Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen Composition by Henry Kreiger Direction and Choreography by Casey Nicholaw ★★★★★ Everyone has a dream. For some, it’s a shiny new Cadillac, for others it’s something more simplistic; approval – and for some, this form of acceptance manifests as the desire we all strive for secretly – fame. … Continue reading Dreamgirls – Edinburgh Playhouse

Hairspray – Edinburgh Playhouse

Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Directed by Paul Kerryson ★★★★ The flasher down the street, rats around your feet and the friendly bum on his barstool - you’d be forgiven for mistaking the bright and shimmering era of the sixties in Baltimore for the streets of … Continue reading Hairspray – Edinburgh Playhouse