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

Waitress – Edinburgh Playhouse

https://youtu.be/z_RMZURPGQ8 Book by Jessie Nelson Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles Directed by Diane Paulus ★★★★ The kitchen. The hub of the home where secrets are spilt, wine is poured, and all the best parties happen. A chore for some, the escape of cooking is a (literal) lifesaver for others, a place to have autonomy … Continue reading Waitress – 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

Bat Out of Hell – Edinburgh Playhouse

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Steinman Directed by Jay Scheib ★★★★★ Roaring into Edinburgh, the streets may never be the same again. It'll certainly take a while to remove the tire tracks. Enveloping the Playhouse with its leather-clad embrace – Bat Out of Hell lands to thunderous applause and revelry. A dystopian fairy-tale, a manipulated and … Continue reading Bat Out of Hell – Edinburgh Playhouse