It’s not just London that holds the torch in terms of theatre breaks. Edinburgh has several fantastic theatres, all showing world class productions featuring stars of the stage and screen. Stay in the Edinburgh Central Hotel and enjoy an enviable location in the heart of the city, allowing easy access to the best theatres and entertainment venues. Some fantastic shows coming to Edinburgh this year are:
Showing at the Edinburgh Playhouse between the 19th of November 2014 and 10th of January 2015, this is a production not to be missed. Telling the untold story of the Witches of Oz, this hugely popular show features amazing costumes, a captivating story, toe-tapping show tunes and technical wizardry. It’s simply amazing and your friends are sure to be green with envy when you tell them you have tickets to this magical show!
Fame The Musical
Showing at the Edinburgh Playhouse between the 21st and 26th of April and based on the Oscar winning film Fame and the TV show of the same name, it’s a high energy, action packed singing and dancing extravaganza that will have you dancing in the aisles. Following the journey of a group of wannabes as they embark on their quest for fame of their own. A great feel good show.
Fans of the hit musical movie Calamity Jane will love the stage production. Featuring all of the popular musical numbers from the film, you’ll love watching sharp shooting tomboy Calamity Jane as she causes trouble wherever she goes, before watching this unlikely heroine fall in love with her nemesis Wild Bill Hickock. Showing at the Edinburgh Playhouse between the 23rd and 27th of September.
Singin’ in the Rain
This glamorous show full of excitement, romance, charm and comedy comes to the Edinburgh Festival Theatre between the 25th of February and 15th of March. One of the world’s best loved musicals, it is certainly worth booking tickets to see this fabulous show if it’s on while you’re in town.
There are, of course, plenty of other fabulous shows to see while in Edinburgh. Theatre is undeniably a wonderful part of this lively and theatrical city, but music plays a huge part too. Here you’ll find concerts from the likes of the Manic Street Preachers, Little Mix, Boy George, Matt Cardle, New Faces, The Feeling and One Direction who are playing at the nearby Murrayfield Stadium on June the 3rd. You’ll find comedy acts like Lee Mack, Sarah Millican and Ross Noble on stage here too.
Food goes hand in hand with theatre in Edinburgh and you’ll find many a great pub and restaurant offering special deals for theatre-goers and some even providing pre theatre entertainment. One such place is the Theatre Royal Bar, situated right next door to the Edinburgh Playhouse. This pub is as close to the heart of theatreland as you can get! Furnished with crystal chandeliers, dark wood, draped curtains and show posters which give even more of a hint to the theatrical roots of this bar, it is the place to go in the city for pre theatre drinks or a meal.
Whichever show you choose to see while in Edinburgh you’re guaranteed an amazing, toe-tapping time. Don’t forget the maltesers!