Elvis – Edinburgh Filmhouse

https://youtu.be/wBDLRvjHVOY Directed by Baz Luhrmann Written by Baz Luhrmann, Sam Bromell & Craig Pearce 2022/ USA/ 159 mins ★★★ 42. That’s the age Elvis Presley was at his death. Once the heartthrob of the world, reduced to a Vegas novelty. And nearly ten years since his last feature, the fairy-tale jukebox wonder that is Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis asks the … Continue reading Elvis – Edinburgh Filmhouse

Fascinating Aïda – Festival Theatre

Directed by Paul Foster Featuring Michael Roulston on Piano ★★★★ For just shy of forty years, Fascinating Aïda has taken a harpoon to topical issues and presented their views on the world, love, life, and gin through the medium of comedic songwriting. And though cast members dip in and out, the longevity of the group survives and … Continue reading Fascinating Aïda – Festival Theatre

Figures of Speech: Music – Scottish Storytelling Centre

https://youtu.be/iboPv2E4_y4 Hosted by Nicola Meighan and author Arusa Qureshi With Performances from Dr. Katie Ailes Launching a unique and interactive means of guiding audiences through the monumental (sometimes endless) realms of Scotland’s iconic books, stories and tales, Figures of Speech’s initial outing held a focus on Music. Pairing the nation’s adoration of the written word with our … Continue reading Figures of Speech: Music – Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish Opera: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/wgzyPG68UFA Based on the work of William Shakespeare Musical Direction by Dominic Hill Conduction by Stuart Stratford ★★★★★ Shakespearean Opera – it’s a nightmare of a concoction, merging two gigantic forms of artistic expression, running the risk of overwrought emotion or needless complexity. More often than not, the scroll of failures outweighs the pleasant experiences. … Continue reading Scottish Opera: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Festival Theatre

Blood Brothers – Edinburgh Playhouse

https://youtu.be/oL3IC6Q35VM Book, Song & Lyrics by Willy Russel Directed by Bob Tomson & Bill Kenwright ★★★★ Legendary - Willy Russell’s musical Blood Brothers, beloved across the country, draws the ancient philosophical narrative of nurture versus nature into the contemporary world. Downtrodden and faced with no alternative, Mrs Johnstone is scarcely able to feed her existing children … Continue reading Blood Brothers – Edinburgh Playhouse