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Jack and the Beanstalk, King's Theatre, Leven Street

posted 20 Nov 2016, 08:31 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 20 Nov 2016, 08:36 ]

The panto will once again star Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott.

Follow Jack and climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions to cloudland in the spectacular family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.

Doomed to sell his trusty cow, join Jack as he fights to save the beautiful Princess, outwit the evil giant and win the hand of the girl he loves.

Expect laughs, music, special effects, magic beans and bundles of audience participation in this giant of a pantomime!

Source: King's Theatre

Edinburgh Gang Show, King's Theatre, Leven Street

posted 15 Nov 2016, 05:41 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 15 Nov 2016, 05:53 ]

Music, topical comedy, drama and dance at the King’s in November – it can only be the Edinburgh Gang Show back again for more fun!

With over 250 young people from Scouting and Girlguiding across Edinburgh

BSL - Louise Holden AD - Clea Friend, Janette Knibb

Source: King's Theatre

A Tale of Two Cities, King's Theatre, Leven Street

posted 6 Nov 2016, 15:03 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 6 Nov 2016, 15:04 ]

Dickens considered his novel, A Tale Of Two Cities the best story he had ever written. Interweaving one family’s intensely personal drama with the terror and chaos of the French Revolution, it is an epic story of love, sacrifice and redemption amidst horrific violence and world changing events.

In an era of regime changes and citizen protest around the world, this bold new dramatic adaptation by Mike Poulton (Wolf Hall) set to rousing original music by Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman (The Cider House Rules, Beloved) seems more relevant than ever.

BSL- Paul Michaels AD- Jo Barrow, Maureen Woods

Source: King's Theatre

The Broons, King's Theatre,  Leven Street

posted 30 Oct 2016, 07:03 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 30 Oct 2016, 07:18 ]

Maggie is really, finally, getting married. Again.

In this brand new Broons adventure, as the family work together to give her the wedding of her dreams, they all start thinking about their own plans for the future. Joe thinks he should move to London. Horace wants to explore outer space and Daphne and Hen try their hand at internet dating. But with Maw determined to do anything to keep her brood together in Glebe Street, will Maggie even make it to the Kirk this time?

This world first theatrical staging draws inspiration from the famous comic strip to bring you this brand new lively and fast paced tale.

Award-winning Scottish playwright Rob Drummond brings the iconic characters Granpaw, Paw and Maw Broon, Hen and Joe, Daphne, Maggie, Horace, the Twins and the Bairn to life for a Scottish audience in a world first production filled with laughs, love and comic-strip visuals, all set to a Scottish soundtrack.

The Glebe Street gang have featured in DC Thomson comic strips in the Sunday Post since 1936 and this production celebrates them in their 80th anniversary year.

Source: King's Theatre

The Full Monty, King's Theatre, Leven Street

posted 22 Oct 2016, 14:59 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 22 Oct 2016, 14:59 ]

The classic film about six out of work steel workers with nothing to lose took the world by storm!

Based on his smash hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, this hilarious and heartfelt production stars Gary Lucy, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Chris Fountain, Anthony Lewis, Kai Owen and a cast of fourteen and is directed by Jack Ryder.

Not only has the play been getting standing ovations every night, but it also won the prestigious UK Theatre Award for best touring production.

Featuring great songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones you really should...drop absolutely everything and book today!

Source: King's Theatre

The Mousetrap, King's Theatre

posted 16 Oct 2016, 15:22 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 16 Oct 2016, 15:42 ]

The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre, with over 26,000 performances and now the 60th anniversary production is back by popular demand following a record breaking sell out week in 2014.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

Source: King's Theatre

Gangsta Granny, King's Theatre, Leven Street

posted 30 Sep 2016, 13:01 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 30 Sep 2016, 13:10 ]

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing - staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure - it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret - and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could possibly imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

Birmingham Stage Company is delighted to bring to the stage this wonderful new production based on the amazing book by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling children’s author.

"I am over the moon that 'Gangsta Granny' is coming to the stage. It's the most popular of all my books and I am sure this production by the brilliant Birmingham Stage Company will delight not just children but their parents and of course grandparents"

Source: King's Theatre

The Toad Knew, EIF, King's Theatre

posted 13 Aug 2016, 06:09 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 13 Aug 2016, 06:46 ]

Acrobat, poet, clown, magician, James Thierrée creates indefinable visual stage works that tread a delicate tightrope between circus, dance and theatre.

Using handmade props, mime and an elusive sense of storytelling, Thierrée’s intoxicating, wordless creations capture an absurd playfulness and a naive sense of wonder, conjuring unforgettable images that lie somewhere between Salvador Dalí and Tim Burton. Expect the unexpected and you’ll not be disappointed


Bring it On, The Musical, King's Theatre

posted 3 Jul 2016, 16:13 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 3 Jul 2016, 16:15 ]

Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical and inspired by the hit film, we take you on a high-flying journey through the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading and the fierce rivalries of American high school politics!

Filled with romance, friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness.

The music is awesome too!

Source: King's Theatre

Peppa Pig's Surprise, King's Theatre

posted 27 Jun 2016, 07:16 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 27 Jun 2016, 07:18 ]

Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in Edinburgh in a brand new live stage show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise.

It’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and George – they can’t guess what it is, can you?

Enjoy fun, loads of songs and of course, surprises in this charming, colourful new show. Peppa Pig’s Surprise promises to be the perfect theatre show for all pre-schoolers!

Source: King's Theatre

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