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tue 3 - sat 14 apr south pacific

tue 3 - sat 14 jul starlight express

mon 22 - sat 27 oct american idiot

mon 23 - sat 28 apr chicago

fri 20 jul the magic of motown

tue 30 oct one night of elvis

mon 30 apr - sat 5 may dancing in the streets

sat 21 jul the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy radio show

wed 31 oct roy 'chubby' brown

may sun 6 may the solid silver 60s SHOW tue 8 - wed 9 may cirque du ciel thu 10 may voice in a million

fri 27 - sat 28 jul stage experience presents footloose sun 29 jul Jools Holland Tue 31 jul - Thu 2 Aug frankie boyle

november thu 1 nov ross noble fri 2 & sat 3 nov kevin bridges

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tue 6 - sat 10 nov 42nd street

fri 11 may dominic kirwan


sun 11 nov sally morgan

sat 12 may that'll be the day

fri 3 & sat 4 aug forth on the fringe

mon 12 - sat 17 nov joseph

wed 23 - sat 26 may dara o briAIn

wed 15 & thu 23 Aug dylan moran

mon 19 nov that'll be the day

wed 30 may - sat 23 jun oliver!

thu 9 aug - sat 2 sep edinburgh international festival

tue 20 nov one night of queen

june tue 26 jun sing-a-long-a grease wed 27 - sat 30 jun midnight tango


thu 22 & fri 23 nov the proclaimers

thu 13 & sat 15 sep ut sold o kevin bridges

mon 26 nov - sat 1 dec nine to five

wed 19 SEP - sat 20 oct the phantom of the opera

december tue 4 dec - sat 12 jan dirty dancing

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Directed by Bartlett Sher This breathtaking Lincoln Center Theater production reinvented Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical. It swept the 2008 Tony Awards, played for two years to sold-out houses on Broadway and was televised across America. This smash hit musical has now enchanted UK audiences, receiving huge critical acclaim and sold-out houses at London’s Barbican, before embarking on a record breaking UK tour. With a cast and live orchestra of 50, this international hit landmark production arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse for 2 weeks only. Metropolitan Opera Director and Winner of Tony Award for Best Director, Bartlett Sher, directs a stellar cast which includes British musical theatre stars Samantha Womack, Matthew Cammelle, Alex Ferns and Daniel Koek. Considered one of the finest musicals ever written, the score includes Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair and There is Nothin’ Like a Dame. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to witness one of the greatest musicals of all time, as the critics agree, ‘THIS IS A SHOW YOU WILL REMEMBER FOREVER.’ Photographs by Simon Annand

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‘still the sexiest, most sensational musical’ Sunday express

‘Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery - all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts’ So begins the international award winning musical, Chicago, which comes to Edinburgh for 1 week only starring Ali Bastian as Roxie Hart, Stefan Booth as Billy Flynn, Tupele Dorgu as Velma Kelly and Bernie Nolan as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton. Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth-talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago truly is ‘The sharpest, slickest show on the block’ The Times A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it. 6

mon 23 - sat 28 apr Mon - Thu eves 7.30pm Fri & Sat 5pm & 8.30pm tickets £13.50 - £35 (Premium seats up to £40)

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guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles! Classic hits include

I Heard It Through The Grapevine Baby Love My Girl Dancing in the Streets Shop Around Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours Please Mr Postman Reach Out I’ll Be There Stop In the Name of Love Up Tight (everything’s alright) Tears of a Clown Tracks of My Tears

WITH A FULL SUPPORTING COMPANY OF SINGERS, DANCERS AND THE ‘DANCING IN THE STREETS’ BAND After wowing audiences all over the UK and spending three years in London’s West End, Dancing in the Streets is back! Experience the energy, the excitement, the emotion and the electricity of Motown in Ivor Novello Award-winning director Keith Strachan’s production of the hit show Dancing in the Streets, the spectacular celebration of classic music from the heart of the Motor City - Detroit! Motown was a prominent force in breaking down barriers around the world and equally as important, was responsible for producing some of the world’s most influential and enduring songs of the 20th century.

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Direct from China and beyond Gravity

'Devilishly sharp' Metro

dara o briain craic dealer

The highly awaited and internationally acclaimed production of ShangHi by Cirque Du Ciel, comes to Edinburgh for the first time. Originally directed in China by Cirque Du Soleil’s Guy Caron, this production has been theatrically reworked to appeal to audiences all ages. With over 30 amazingly multi talented and skilled performers, this marvellous two hour extravaganza, combines acrobatics, modern dance, martial arts, original music and many other traditional and modern Chinese elements in an amazing fantasy adventure.

Following 2010’s 150 date sell out tour of the UK & Ireland and best selling DVD This Is The Show Dara O Briain hits the road again with a brand new show for 2012. Dara is one of the most recognisable faces of British TV, hosting Mock The Week, The Apprentice - Your Fired, Stargazing Live and starring in 3 Men in a Boat.

‘One of the most entertaining stand up comics in the land’ The Times

‘a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up’ The Guardian Recommended for age 14+

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Brian Conley as Fagin

Following a sell-out run in London’s West End, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of one of the most beloved British musicals ever, Oliver! is making it’s first visit to Edinburgh for a strictly limited season. Vividly bringing to life Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more, Lionel Bart’s sensational score includes Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more. This is the must-see for families of all ages.

★★★★★ ‘A terrific show. A masterpiece extraordinary, powerful and gritty’ Mail on Sunday

wed 30 may - sat 23 jun Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm Wed 20 Jun 2.30pm Sun mats 3pm, No perfs Mons tickets £18.50 - £50.50 (Premium seats £55.50)

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★★★★★ ‘Ageless,Timeless and Matchless’ Sunday Express

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A DAZZLING EVENING OF DANCE NOT TO BE MISSED! presented by arlene philLips and adam spiegel


★★★★ ‘a triumph’ daily telegraph

★★★★ ‘takes the breath away’ edinburgh evening news

★★★★ ‘star presence and poise danced with exuberant delight’ independent

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have dazzled television audiences for seven series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing with their stunning Tango routines. And now they’re back by incredible popular demand with Midnight Tango - a breathtaking evening bringing all the drama, sensuality and elegance of this most exciting of dance forms to life. Vincent and Flavia’s mesmerising choreography and fiery chemistry command the floor with explosive Tango routines, gravity-defying moves and feather-light footwork. Set in a late night bar in downtown Buenos Aires and featuring some of the finest Tango dancers in the world and live music, Midnight Tango takes you on a journey into the heart of this intoxicating city. As danger and excitement, joy and jealousy, pain and passion all combine - this is a spectacular and explosive evening not to be missed! Production photography by Manuel Harlan

wed 27 - sat 30 jun Wed - Sat eves 7.30pm Sat mat 2.30pm tickets £14.50 - £35.50 (Premium seats £40.50)

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Bill Kenwright by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group presents

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘dazzling’ musical the times


‘a musical that surpasses everything around in every dimension’ daily express

‘you have to see it, and still you won’t believe it’ daily telegraph

‘extremely impressive, superb, it’s a real knock-out’ british theatre guide


‘explosive entertainment in every sense. unmissable’ the journal

‘a visually stunning, electrifying extravaganza’ the national

A new wimbledon Theatre Production Bill Kenwright presents one of the best loved, longest running and most unique musicals in theatrical history. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Rock-On-Roller skating sensation Starlight Express explodes back onto the stage with a new production for 2012, destined to take the UK by electrifying storm. Light years ahead of the rest, this futuristic tale about love and hope in the face of adversity promises to take you on the ride of a lifetime - with two hours of speed, spectacle, energy and turbo charged excitement, combined with an electrifying sound track, dazzling sets and costumes, some of Andrew Lloyd Webbers most memorable musical hits and extraordinary nonstop roller-choreography by TV’s favourite dance show judge Arlene Phillips. Buckle up; the race is truly back on!

tue 3 - sat 14 jul Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm Extra mat Wed 4 Jul 2.30pm tickets £19.50 - £39.50 (Premium seats up to £45)

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the Playhouse on the Fringe the edinburgh festival fringe 2012 See the very best Fringe productions at The Playhouse on the Fringe. A dedicated intimate studio space created especially for August with a programme full of variety. Last year at The Playhouse on the Fringe HAMLET HOUSE OF HORROR Nominated for 4 MTM:UK Awards ‘startling invention’ Observer The Curse of Macbeth ‘Every element is seemingly flawless’ HHHH Three Weeks Happiness ‘Thought provoking and smart’ HHHH Three Weeks James Galea ‘Galea is a master of close-up magic’ HHHH The Scotsman Slim in Wonderland ‘A comic to watch’ HHHH The Scotsman Come and see what happens this year! Our 2012 programme will be announced in April. Check out all the information on our website 16

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season highlights include: south pacific Groups 10+ £5 off top 2 prices £3 off 3rd price £2 off 4th price chicago Groups 10+ £5 off top 3 prices dancing in the streets Groups 10+ £3 off oliver! Groups 10+ 1 in 10 free £5 off

midnight tango Groups 10+ £6 off starlight express Groups 10+ £7.50 off top 2 prices £5 off 3rd & 4th prices phantom of the opera Groups 10+ £5 off top 3 prices american idiot Groups 10+ £7.50 off top 3 prices dirty dancing Groups 10+ £5 off top 3 prices PLEASE NOTE The concessions above apply to certain prices and performances only. Concessions apply to standard prices only, and are sometimes subject to quota control.


edinburgh playhouse stage experience presents

BASED ON THE HIT 80’S MOVIE Now in its seventh year, and following in the footsteps of critically acclaimed productions including Oliver!, High School Musical, Fame and last year’s phenomenon, The Glee Club Experience, the Edinburgh Playhouse Stage Experience is back with the electrifying toe-tapping smash-hit musical FOOTLOOSE. Based on the hit 80’s movie this high energy musical is packed full of exhilarating dance routines and classic anthems including Holding Out For A Hero, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and of course the hit title track Footloose.

‘amazingly energetic dance routines’ edinburgh guide fame 2010

‘effortlessly professional’ edinburgh evening news fame 2010

‘If only a few of these budding stars and starlets continue on to a professional acting career, then tomorrow can’t come soon enough’ Edinburgh Evening News Annie 2008

‘A life transforming experience; and for us, it feels like a privilege to be there, watching the magic in action’ Scotsman High School Musical 2007

‘Left many professional productions wilting in the shade’ Edinburgh Evening News Oliver! 2006 18

fri 27 - sat 28 jul Eves 7.30pm Sat mat 2.30pm tickets £15 (Premium seats up to £19.50)

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the spectacular new production






Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success The Phantom Of The Opera will be arriving at The Edinburgh Playhouse as part of a national tour. With a brilliant new design by Paul Brown, costumes by the much missed Maria Björnson, a new staging by Laurence Connor, director of the recent acclaimed 25th anniversary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall and with new choreography by Scott Ambler. Lighting design is by Paule Constable and sound design by Mick Potter. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh.

wed 19 sep - sat 20 oct Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm No mat on Thu 20 Sep tickets £19.50 - £51.50 (Premium seats up to £56)

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The most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season

‘The most adventurous musical to brave Broadway in the past decade’ The New York Times

Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season. Based on Green Day’s GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum album, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. The result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares, ‘thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!’ Featuring the hits Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Holiday and the blockbuster title track, American Idiot features the music of Green Day and the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, direction by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Black Watch), music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), Tony Award® winning set design by Christine Jones and Tony Award® winning lighting design by Kevin Adams. 22

American Idiot contains adult content and strong language

‘The first great musical of the 21st century!’ The Toronto Star

mon 22 - sat 27 oct Mon - Thu eves 8pm Fri 5pm & 8.30pm Sat 4pm & 8pm tickets £18.50 - £43.50 Atg theatre card Half Price on Mon 22 Oct eve* Tue - Thu eves & Fri early £5 off* *Top 3 prices only

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‘a top night of entertainment’ the scotsman


Dave Willetts & Marti Webb

‘full of broadway razzamatazz’ manchester evening news


Come and meet those dancing feet!

nottingham evening post

Winner of the 1980 Tony Award for Best New Musical and the 2001 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. 42nd Street, the timeless, inspiring tale of small town Peggy Sawyer's rise from chorus line to Broadway star. And those songs! Lullaby of Broadway, We're in the Money, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Keep Young and Beautiful, I Only Have Eyes For You and the spectacular title number, danced down a flight of steps that lights up as brightly as the faces of the cast.

tue 6 - sat 10 nov Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £15 - £35 (Premium seats up to £45)

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the best of the tim rice and andrew lloyd webber musicals ‘a superb piece of entertainment i was thrilled’ daily mirror

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‘amazing’ sunday telegraph

‘utterly irresistible’ mail on sunday tue 13 - sat 17 nov Tue - Thu eves 7.30pm Fri & Sat early 5pm Fri & Sat eves 8pm Wed & Thu mats 2.30pm Sat mat 2pm

‘the show of the century’ entertainment news Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ‘Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and One More Angel. 24

tickets £12 - £29.50 (Premium seats £35)

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‘the biggest live theatre sensation of all time’ The Observer

★★★★ ‘smash hit musical gives us all the time of our lives’ bristol evening post

★★★★ ‘i’m desperate to see it again and again’ evening Standard

An unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping I’ve Had The Time Of My Life. Don’t miss your chance to see this truly spectacular musical theatre event.

tue 4 dec 2012 sat 12 jan 2013 Mon - Thu eves 7.30pm* Fri 5pm & 8.30pm Sat mat 2.30pm & 7.30pm tickets £19.50 - £49.50 (Premium seats £75)

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Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009 26


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Patricia Resnick Dolly Parton

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Directed by jeff calhoun 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious new musical comedy, based on the hit movie and centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. They conspire to take control of the company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do - even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thoughtprovoking and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business. FEiSTY, FUN AND OH SO FABULOUS! This show features Dolly Parton’s original hit title song, 9 to 5 which won her an Oscar nomination and 4 Grammy Award nominations along with her new Tony® and Grammy nominated score. With 18 original numbers, including Backwoods Barbie and Shine Like the Sun, that mix Broadway and pop with Dolly’s signature witty lyrics it will have you kicking up your heels. Leave your daily grind behind and join in on the fun.

mon 26 nov - sat 1 dec Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm tickets £15 - £34 (Premium seats £41)

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one night shows

the solid silver 60s show

the voice in a million choir

sun 6 may 7.30pm Tickets £21 - £25

thu 10 may 7.30pm TICKETS £18.50 - £19.50

They say that if you remember the 60s you weren’t there! Fill that gap in your memory with The Solid Silver 60s Show and relive the 60s with original artists singing their greatest hits!

Having grown from 32 members in 2009, there are now over 22,000 members of the choir nationwide. They sold out arenas including the O2 and Wembley, but have also released a studio album and have appeared on stage with rock legends Foreigner and Rick Wakeman and Jon Anderson of YES.

Now in its 27th year, the show features the truly unforgettable talents of Peter Noone, Chris Montez, Brian Hyland with Brian Poole and all backed by Vanity Fare. Hear the classics performed by the original hit makers.

that’ll be the day

sing-a-long-a grease

sat 12 may 7.30pm Tickets £19.50 - £22.50

tue 26 jun 7.30pm G Tickets £16

That’ll Be The Day, the nation’s favourite Rock ’N’ Roll variety show is back by popular demand with their hit 2012 production! Now in its 26th year of touring, this hugely entertaining Rock ’N’ Roll spectacular features an all new line up of knock-out hits from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Mixed with hilarious, zany comedy routines, the show produces that real ‘feel-good party atmosphere!’

This fully interactive screening will get you singing and dancing in the aisles. Beginning with a live show in which your host will lead a vocal warm-up, judge the fancy dress competition and award the prizes. Then, you sit back and watch John Travolta, Olivia Newton John and the gang, while singing along to the lyrics which are shown on the screen. It couldn’t be easier, or more fun! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential!


The 2012 show is a new production in the choir’s repertoire, bringing ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunities to talented local school children.

magic of motown fri 20 jul 7.30pm TICKETS £24.50 - £26 Ain’t no mountain high, no valley low, no river wide enough to keep The Magic of Motown from getting to you. Direct from The States, the UK’s biggest Motown concert tour presents 36 massive hits from The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie. An allnew show, all-star cast, that original Detroit sound, stunning costumes, amazing choreography: The Magic of Motown will be getting to you in 2012.

frankie Boyle the last days of sodom tUE 31 JUL, wed 1 & Thu 2 Aug 8pm TICKETS £26 Frankie Boyle has been pilloried, misrepresented and demonised. And for what? For telling it like it is. Now he will attempt a final tour, to heal Britain’s fools. To support its rioters. To offer the inchoate laughter of despair to a culture in freefall. These are The Last Days of Sodom.

the hitchiker's guide to the galaxy radio show - live sat 21 jul 7.30pm TICKETS £19 - £29.50 G From the saga that changed life, the universe and everything - starring Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoff McGiven as Ford Perfect, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Bebblebrox, and the voice of Stephen Moore as Marvin the Paranoid Android. You may think it’s a long way down the street to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.

The most talked about comic of recent years is back on the road in 2012 bringing his sharp one-liners and excoriating wit to venues around the UK, taking no prisoners with his final live stand-up tour The Last Days of Sodom. With many dates already sold out and more being added all the time this will be the last chance to catch Frankie at his untrammeled live best. ‘The comic laureate of broken Britain’ The Times ‘His stand-up act is honed to giltedged perfection’ The List Recommended for age 16+

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one night shows

forth on fringe fri 3 & sat 4 aug 7.30pm TICKETS £16 Radio Forth on the Fringe is back for 2012. Radio Forth on the Fringe brings you some of the biggest names in entertainment all under one roof. Previous appearances have been from KT Tunstall, Ruby Wax, Adam Hills, Stephen K Amos, Danny Bhoy, The Proclaimers, Flawless, Patrick Monahan and Craig Hill. 2012 line up still to be announced! Complete sell out in 2008, 2009 and 2010!

jools holland and his rhythm AND blueS orchestra sun 29 jul 7.30pm TICKETS £33.50 - £38.50 Featuring Gilson Lavis and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. From playing pubs in London’s East End docks as a teenage greaser, to leading his rhythm and blues orchestra and selling millions of records this century, it is his passion for music that has made Jools Holland into a doyen of the music scene. Britain’s best known bandleader and pianist is back to provide the grandstand finale to this year’s Jazz and Blues Festival with another foot-stomping, show-stopping performance that never ever fails to leave audiences wanting more. ‘I didn’t think anybody could play like that. Jools has got that left hand that never stops’ BB King

kevin bridges thu 13 & sat 15 sep, fri 2 & SAT 3 nov 8pm TICKETS £26 all dates sold out Kevin Bridges returns to the road in the Autumn of 2012 with a brand new show which follows up the huge success of his sell-out UK & Ireland tour of 2010. Kevin Bridges What's The Story is now on BBC1 and a new DVD Kevin Bridges The Story Continues... will be recorded in Oct 2012 for Nov 2012 release. ‘The most exciting talent in Scottish stand-up’ The Herald


one night of elvis tue 30 oct 7.30pm TICKETS £20 - £22 Brand new show for 2012! Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, Lee Memphis King, presents the ultimate tribute to The King. From the 1950’s rock’n’roll heyday to the ’68 comeback special to a rousing expo of Elvis’s years in Vegas, Lee brings the majesty of the voice and the electrifying power of Elvis’s performance back to life. A world class band, backing singers and large screen projections make this the biggest Elvis show to tour the UK.

DYLAN MORAN yeah, yeah wed 15 & thu 23 aug 8pm TICKETS £24 Following his smash hit sell out tour, Dylan Moran, star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Run Fat Boy Run is about to spread a little happiness with his return to the Festival. Ageing, religion, kids, relationships intertwine with the general absurdities of life. Searing observations and sumptuous imagery, painted across a large fraying canvas with cruel, curmudgeonly 'Moranesque' brush strokes and all delivered with Dylan's renowned, shambolic charm… It’s simply Unmissable. Tickets for Dylans 2011 tour sold out so it is advised to book early. ‘As sharp as barbed wire' The Scotsman

HHHH 'It didn’t falter for a moment. Scarcely a word wasted. Seriously good fun' The Times Presented by Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Suitable 15+

roy chubby brown wed 31 oct 7.30pm TICKETS £22 G Roy Chubby Brown is back in town! Get ready for a barn-storming night of jokes, banter and hilarious mickey-taking from Britain’s most outrageous comedian, bar none! Laugh till it hurts as Chubby rips into his live audiences with a non-stop battering ram of laugh-out-loud comedy guaranteed! Get the hottest ticket in town but be warned, if easily offended please stay away! Strictly over 18s only.

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one night shows

sally morgan psychic sally on the road sun 11 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £23.50 Sally Morgan, star of Sky LIVING’s Psychic Sally On The Road, returns for another phenomenal nationwide tour. Sally’s live stage shows are completely unpredictable; no two shows are ever the same. Often referred to as the Psychic to the Stars, Sally has read for many celebrities over the years including George Michael, Uma Thurman and more recently Alesha Dixon and The Only Way Is Essex heart throb Mark Wright.

ross noble mindblender thu 1 nov 8pm TICKETS £25 After a two year break, Ross Noble the demonic scarecrow himself is back doing what he does best with a new live tour. Famed for his fiery and fluid freewheeling style, Noble creates comedy gold from tiny particles of random nonsense. This is your chance to see one of the world’s most critically acclaimed stand ups in a hysterical night with the Mindblender. ‘brilliantly inventive' The Sun ‘every night is different and every night is a total joy’ Time Out


one night of queen gary mullen and the works tue 20 nov 7.30pm TICKETS £17.50 - £19.50 G c In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes with the largest number of votes ever received in the show's history. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band The Works, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of the greatest rock band of all time.

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Bars The theatre bars are located on the stalls, mezzanine, circle and balcony levels. We offer a wide selection of wines, spirits, beers & soft drinks.



Parking There is a 24-hour NCP car park located next to the Theatre.


Admission Latecomers may not be admitted to the show until a suitable break in the performance and in some instances, not until the interval. The management reserves the right to refuse admission.











Photography Photography and the recording of events are strictly forbidden at all times.





Corporate Hospitality Select one of our bespoke packages, or we can tailor individual events to your requirements. For further information please call our Development Manager on 0131 524 3321.



How to find us The Edinburgh Playhouse is situated on Greenside Place, at the top of Leith Walk and close to the east end of Princes Street.



Where we are The Edinburgh Playhouse 18 - 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA


Theatre information


18-22 Greenside Place Edinburgh EH1 3AA Details can be faxed to 0131 524 3350 or email edinburghplayhouse@the Restoration Fund £1 of the ticket price on most shows goes to The Edinburgh Playhouse Restoration Fund. Recent projects funded by this include a new and improved air cooling system in the auditorium and a top-of-the-range modern fire alarm system for the building. Lost Property Should you leave any items of personal property in the theatre, please call 0131 524 3333 between 12pm & 5pm, Mon - Fri. Medium / Therapist / Clairvoyant By attending this event you agree that you have sought the services provided of your own accord and understand that this is an holistic experience. The medium/therapist/ clairvoyant may give you information that could bring about a positive change in your life, but any changes that you make are your personal and legal responsibility.


Ambassador theatre group Co-founded by Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire in 1992, the Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) is the largest owner/operator of theatres in the UK with 39 venues, an internationally recognised theatre producer and a leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets. ATG’s impressive portfolio of West End theatres includes historic buildings such as the Apollo Victoria, Donmar Warehouse, Duke of York’s, Fortune, Harold Pinter, Lyceum, Phoenix, Piccadilly, Playhouse, Savoy, Trafalgar Studio 1 and Trafalgar Studio 2. ATG’s regional theatres include The Ambassadors Woking encompassing the New Victoria and Rhoda McGaw Theatres and the award-winning 6 screen cinema complex, Ambassador Cinemas; Aylesbury Waterside Theatre; New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham; Theatre Royal Brighton; Bristol Hippodrome; Churchill Theatre Bromley; Edinburgh Playhouse; Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone; King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal, Glasgow; Grimsby Auditorium; Liverpool Empire; Palace Theatre and Opera House, Manchester; Milton Keynes Theatre; New Theatre, Oxford; Richmond Theatre; Southport Theatre; Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent; Sunderland Empire; Princess Theatre, Torquay; New Wimbledon Theatre and New Wimbledon Studio; Grand Opera House, York. ATG has been behind some of the most successful and innovative productions in Britain and internationally. Current and recent ATG co-productions include Ghost The Musical, South Pacific, All New People, Monkee Business, Matthew Bourne’s The Nutcracker!, Legally Blonde The Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Misanthrope, West Side Story, Elling, Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd, Company, Exit the King and The Rocky Horror Show.


How to book In Person Box Office The Edinburgh Playhouse 18 - 22 Greenside Place Edinburgh EH1 3AA Visit the theatre’s Box Office. Open Mon - Sat 12 noon - 6pm (8pm on perf days) NB - A 10% charge applies to certain events when paying by credit/debit card. By Phone Telephone bookings 0844 871 3014 Mon - Sat 9am - 10pm, Sun 10am - 8pm. Online Why not log on and subscribe to receive regular updates and special offers on theatrical and music events at The Edinburgh Playhouse & associated venues? By Fax Fax through your ticket requirements on 0131 524 3350 By Post Please make cheques payable to The Ambassador Theatre Group Venues Ltd, enclose SAE and send to the above address.

An additional surcharge may apply for certain events.

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Concessions Shows with these symbols have the following concessions available: C Seniors / Children / Students / Reg. Unemployed


G Groups of 10 or more e Schools f Family Concessions may be restricted to certain price levels and performances and can be withdrawn by management

without notice. Only one concession can be applied at any one time and proof of status is required. ATG Theatre Card ATG Theatre Card offers are subject to availability on selected seat prices and for a max. of 4 tickets per Card. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Group Sales Our in-house group sales department is open Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm & group discounts are available for many shows. For details call 0844 871 3034. Exchange Policy Tickets are non refundable, however at certain performances tickets may be exchanged for a £2 charge for this service. Contact the Box Office for details. Babes In Arms Policy The Edinburgh Playhouse is a child and family friendly venue. However for the comfort of our patrons, children under the age of 2 are not permitted in the theatre unless the show is specifically for pre-school children. At pre-school children’s shows, infants under 2 do not need a ticket as they cannot occupy a seat and are the responsibility of their parent / guardian. Children over the age of 2 must have a valid theatre ticket. To find out about all our facilities for parents with children, or if you have a special request, please call 0131 524 3333.

will always endeavour to meet individual needs. • Up to eight wheelchair spaces per performances. Call 0131 524 3301 for availability. • Wheelchair access & accessible toilet on circle level. • A Sennheiser infrared system for the hearing impaired. To obtain a headset contact a Duty Manager on arrival. • Registered disabled concessions available at many performances. • Guide Dogs welcome, please tell the theatre when booking. • Sign interpreted & audio described performances for some shows. If you would like an audio brochure contact 0131 524 3301 Calls via Typetalk are welcome, please dial 18001 0131 524 3301 For details of facilities for people with disabilities, call our Group Sales department on 0131 524 3301. enhanced performances The Edinburgh Playhouse regularly schedule enhanced peformances for certain shows. See individual pages for details. For more information or to book call 0131 524 3301 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm) Prices are correct at the time of going to press, however we reserve the right to change or vary prices at any time, all discounts are limited and subject to availability.

General Enquiries Please call 0131 524 3333 between 12pm & 5pm, Mon - Fri Patrons with aDisability We offer many facilities for people with disabilities and we

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Seating plan

The Edinburgh Playhouse, Scotland’s home to Broadway, is the largest all seated theatre in the UK with over 3000 seats. The Circle is located on street level with 614 seats and accessible seating is also located in this area. The Stalls is four flights of stairs down from the Circle and is the largest seating area within the theatre with 1587 seats in total.



The Balcony is situated up 2 flights of stairs and has a capacity of 838 seats. Please note that the rear of the Balcony is very steep.


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