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DISNEY’S ACCLAIMED WEST END AND BROADWAY MUSICAL

Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King is now playing in Edinburgh, receiving standing ovations from sell-out audiences. Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s The Lion King is a worldwide theatrical phenomenon. It has been seen by over 70 million people worldwide and is still drawing sell-out crowds at London’s Lyceum Theatre in its 15th year. A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney’s classic film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba – the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

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‘I DEFY ANYBODY WHO HAS SEEN THIS PRODUCTION TO SAY THEY HAVE SEEN A BETTER ONE’ the stage

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‘EVITA TRIUMPHS. A PRODUCTION FULL OF PASSION. A DAZZLING SUCCESS’ THE ECHO

Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people. With more than 20 major awards to its credit, including the Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, Evita features some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall. Marti Pellow plays Che, a character who reflects the voice of the Argentine people. Linked to Eva by destiny, he brings conflict to the story of Eva’s rise to fame. As a solo-singer, recording artist, and at the beginning of his career with Wet Wet Wet, Marti Pellow has enjoyed virtually unrivalled chart success, with over 25 hits and three of the UK’s biggest number one singles, including the seminal Love Is All Around. He has performed all over the world and his West End and Musical Theatre appearances include The Witches of Eastwick, Chess, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago and Blood Brothers.

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Daily Mirror Rod Stewart is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. In a career spanning five decades, he’s as popular now as ever with his acclaimed new album Time topping the UK charts and the No.1 Bestseller Rod - An Autobiography. Tonight’s The Night, the smash hit West End musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod is the all-singing, all-dancing feel good show which went on to play sold-out theatres across the UK. Now is your chance to rediscover the magic of these timeless classic songs, from Maggie May, Baby Jane, and Hot Legs to Sailing and many more! Tonight’s The Night tells the story of a shy young man, so tongue tied that he cannot find the courage to declare his love to the girl of his dreams. One night, our hero strikes a deal with the Devil, trading his soul for Rod’s. It seems like a good idea at the time, but this guy is about to find out the hard way that you can’t find true love using another man’s moves and that, devil or no devil, there’s only one Rod Stewart! This sensational musical comedy features spectacular staging, a world class band and dazzling choreography.

Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger Choreographed by Denise Ranger

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THE RUSSIAN STATE BALLET OF SIBERIA RETURNS

Giselle

Combining powerful emotions and visual splendour in a tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave, Giselle is set to a glorious score and brought to life by magnificent costumes.

Don Quixote No ballet can equal this Russian showpiece of thrilling technique, pure panache and explosive balletic fireworks.

Sleeping Beauty The classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Sleeping Beauty features stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets.

Swan Lake

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. This compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

‘Sexy, Sassy and Superb’ Scottish Daily Mail

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Direct from the West End and starring Jason Donovan, the feel good international hit sensation Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, returns to Edinburgh for 1 week only! Winner of 4 WhatsOnStage.com awards, including Best New Musical, and based on the smash hit movie, Priscilla is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they had ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous Olivier and Tony award winning costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor favourites including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and I Love The Nightlife, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

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ELLEN KENT’S MAGNIFICENT OPERA FESTIVAL COMES TO EDINBURGH spectacular ellen kent productions for spring 2014

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SEASON HIGHLIGHTS evita Groups 10+ £5 off top 2 prices plus 1 free ticket Excludes Fri & Sat performances

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Ellen Kent’s Opera Festival featuring the celebrated Chisnau National Opera and Philharmonic with International Guest Soloists

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nabucco

Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland by the Babylonian King Nabucco. A masterpiece of revenge, destruction and jealousy, this spectacular, traditionally staged production features amazing light and special effects.

Puccini

opera festival package £75 per person includes: A top price ticket for each of the 3 operas, a pre-show talk and glass of wine with producer Ellen Kent on the opening performance, and a glossy souvenir opera programme.

la boheme

The most romantic opera ever written tells of the tragic, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. Includes Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Muzetta’s Waltz. This brand new production is traditionally staged and features sets and costumes inspired by the Bohemian art of the time, a local brass band, snow effects, a gypsy carnival and even Muzetta’s dog!

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aida

The grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas returns to the UK. A stunning, traditional production of this magnificent story of war, jealousy and revenge. The doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida and her Egyptian Hero, Radames, unfolds against sets inspired by the Valley of the Kings. Includes spectacular ballet sequences, the unforgettable arias of the Triumphal March and incredible pyrotechnics, a wall of fire and fire spinners!

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West Side Story tue 18 - sat 29 mar 2014

Operas sung in Italian with English surtitles

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the no.1 Greatest musical of all time the times top 50 musicals 2013

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‘The brilliance is rediscovered’

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‘Go see this show and be stunned by genius’ the Telegraph

‘catch it if you can’

the observer

Based on a conception by Jerome Robbins Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Leonard Bernstein Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Entire original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

Direct from a sell-out london season and following international critical acclaim, West Side Story comes to EDINBURGH. With groundbreaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story changed the face of musical theatre for ever. Now Joey McKneely’s vibrant stage production is thrilling audiences again. Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and packed with unforgettable songs including Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty, this production of West Side Story is

‘still as gloriously fresh, relevant and thrilling as ever’ Time Out 2013

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Be sure not to miss this production of the classic musical.

‘there’s nothing more exciting or engaging at the moment on stage’ Telegraph 2013

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Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show Dance ’Til Dawn! After wowing Edinburgh audiences with two spectacular visits of Midnight Tango, the dazzling duo return in a sensational dance show straight from the Golden Age of Hollywood. In 1940s LA, a romance unfolds between a beautiful starlet and her handsome lover. Dance ’Til Dawn will transport you to a time of elegance with stunning sets, a live band, world class dancers and Vincent and Flavia themselves with their flawless footwork and spellbinding choreography. Dance ’Til Dawn is a classic love story that brings vintage Hollywood glamour to the present. This unforgettable evening of timeless sophistication and breathtaking dance is a must see.

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‘Both Cacace and Simone radiate charisma, confidence and above all an irresistible joy in dance’ daily TELEGRAPH

‘Simone and Cacace free up the action in a thrilling way, regularly raising the roof with impossibly fast and irresistibly exciting big finishes’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

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it’s back and it’s gonna live forever! bill kenwright presents

direct from the west end

‘A feel-good triumph’ Mail on Sunday

‘Sensational’

‘If you’re not on your feet, shame on you’

The Daily Express

‘Breathtaking’ The Independent

Directed and Choreographed by Gary Lloyd

The Sun

‘High-energy feel-good nostalgia that will put a smile on your face’

Design Diego Pitarch Sound Dan Samson Lighting Tim Oliver musical supervisor and arranger Tom de keyser

Sunday Express

Based on the Oscar winning musical film and hugely successful TV series; Fame the Musical is back and it’s gonna live forever! This brand new production will take you on a hi-octane roller coaster ride through dizzy heights and crashing lows as a group of star-struck wannabes embark on their quest for the ultimate accolade - fame. At the world famous High School for Performing Arts New York, young talented hopefuls undertake the journey of their lives. Ambition, triumph, heartbreak and romance conspire to steer them off course, and the pressure is too much for some. But, these kids are determined to live forever and as they rocket through breathtaking dance routines and show stopping tunes Fame is the feel-good sensation that you will never forget! Bursting with dynamic dance routines and unforgettable songs including; Play a Love Scene and Fame. Fame has enjoyed seven West End runs since premiering in the USA in 1988 and continues to be performed all over the world.

the eternally inspiring musical seen by over four million people

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‘a sexy smasher that will have you laughing and rocking in equal measure’ the daily star

Still rocking after 5 years on Broadway and following 3 years of ovation-inducing performances in London’s West End, the legendary Rock of Ages now comes to Edinburgh. This 80s-themed hilarious musical features over 30 eyebrow scorching tunes including: Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight This Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is.

rocking Edinburgh in May 2014!

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Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles

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tonydibbin, dibbin, tony capitalgold gold capital Come together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let It Be, the spectacular concert jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits! Direct from the West End, this international hit show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces, with live performances of early tracks including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. Travel back to the magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

‘You won’t get better than this West End show!’ Sunday Mirror

‘After two glorious hours I left the show feeling as high as a kite. For those who love The Beatles,this show is about as good as it gets’ daily telegraph

★★★★★

‘You absolutely must go and see Let It Be’ Daily Star

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special events solid silver 60s show Wed 2 apr 7.30pm

A unique opportunity to step on stage, go up to the fly floor for a bird’s eye view of the stage and much, much more! Tours are available on selected Saturdays and midweek matinee mornings for a number of shows in this brochure. Tours begin at 10.30am and last approximately 90 minutes. For a full list of upcoming dates, please visit www.atgtickets.com/edinburgh* For bespoke group tours please contact us on 0131 524 3321 or email emmabentley@theambassadors.com Prices £12.50 Adults £9.50 Concessions/ATG Theatre Card £6.50 Groups 10+/Schools Call 0844 871 3014* to book *Transaction fee applies Tour routes are subject to change and availability. Tours involve a number of stairs. If you have any access requirements please call 0131 524 3301

THE RAT PACK vegas spectacular show

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! Now in its 29th year the show reunites Brian Poole and The Tremeloes and features the unforgettable talents of Chris Farlowe, Chris Montez and Wayne Fontana, all backed by Vanity Fare.

mon 7 apr 7.30pm C G Celebrating 15 fantastic years with a sensational new show for 2014, the UK’s longest running musical theatre concert, re-creates original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity and features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables. This new production looks back over the show’s amazing history, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Miserables!

sat 15 feb 3pm matinee 7.30pm evening

Purveyors Of Cool return again for 2 great shows featuring the greatest music of the 20th century. Wonderful memories of legendary performers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Come Fly With Me, Mr Bojangles, Mack The Knife Fly Me To The Moon, Sway, That’s Life, My Way and many more of your favourites. ‘MAGNIFICENT’ BBC ‘SUPERB’ The Stage Always fun and a great night out! www.ratpack.biz

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Share in the friendships, the secrets, the laughs, the tears and the ups and downs of four ordinary women - and one man - living extraordinary lives. More fun than joining a gym and cheaper than botox, Hot Flush! might even leave you feeling 34 1/2 again! So wipe away the credit crunch blues and grab your girlfriends together for an unmissable night at the theatre and bring your man along as well, you’ll all love it.

Retrospective tour In 1980, The Eagles took a 14-year break and returned with the now classic album Hell Freezes Over. The legendary tribute band Illegal Eagles, have no intention of taking any time off and are back this year with their Retrospective Tour, bringing you all the classic songs.

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motown’s greatest hits how sweet it is

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Tap Factory is a new award winning concept in the genre of Stomp, Tap Dogs and Blue Man Group. This amazing production is a blend of music, percussion, tap dance, urban dance and acrobatics, all performed with skill, poetry and humour. This dynamic work was created by Vincent Pausanias and comes to the UK direct from sell out tours in Europe and South America.

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beyond the barricade

Now in its 12th successive year, this stunning 100% live show combines first class music together with the slickest choreography and an amazing band to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have!

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riverdance

Get Your Bake On!

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tue 29 apr Doors 7pm TV’s baking star Paul Hollywood brings his first ever live show to the UK in 2014. Get Your Bake On will see Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood demonstrate recipes, reveal secrets of being a TV chef and take the audience on a journey through his life in baking. The show will culminate with four lucky randomly chosen audience members coming on stage to bake with Paul.

elvis presley - on stage sat 3 may 8pm G If you’ve never seen Elvis Presley live in concert, this is the closest you’ll ever get! Using the latest technology, Elvis performs via state-of-the art video screens singing lead vocals backed by a live band, singers and an orchestra. Following the worldwide success of the popular arena production, Elvis Presley – On Stage, this new show is designed for all Elvis fans past, present and future in a more intimate and theatrical setting.

With an incredible two decades of global success since the show first burst into the public’s heart at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994, this is an unmissable chance for UK audiences to reconnect with what the Irish Times rightly described as ‘The Original. The Best.’ This 20th Anniversary UK Tour gives Riverdance fans old and new the opportunity to celebrate an incredible milestone for an incredible show. Twenty years after it took its first steps, a truly phenomenal piece of theatrical entertainment is back by popular demand. Don’t miss this anniversary tour! ‘The show is quite simply incredible’ The Washington Times ‘a family evening unlike anything else’ The Times

lee mack

hit the road mack wed 12 nov 8pm The multi-award winning star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You?, Lee Mack, is going back on the road with his first live tour in over 4 years. Expect his trademark brand of high energy banter, well-crafted gags and sharp one-liners in one of the most hotly anticipated shows of the year. ‘Gut-bustingly funny’ The Sunday Times PLEASE NOTE: OCCASIONAL STRONG LANGUAGE

Homeground Concert

with Russell Watson and guests sat 17 may 7.30pm Join us for an evening of entertainment at its best to raise money for The Falklands Veterans Foundation and Coming Home (Haig Trust). The evening will be one of continuous high quality acts from start to finish including music from Russell Watson, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Welsh Guards. There will also be dance from classical and contemporary dance artists and a number of other guest acts. A fabulous night is guaranteed!

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sat 5 jul 7.30pm C This is The Drifters most spectacular show to date as they present The Optimum Tour, featuring the current line up Pierre Herelle, Michael Williams, Ryan King and Carlton Powell. Following on from the success of the 60th Anniversary Diamond Dynasty World Tour, they are proud to bring a fast moving, exhilarating show bringing the optimum of their own historical legacy along with events, people and culture over the decades of the dynasty, along with brand new recordings released late 2013.

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The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s top male glamour show. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced. If you’re looking for the very best girls night out in the UK, then look no further then these incredible stripping hunks. An action packed 2 hour show from start to finish - these boys will literally have you begging for more!!!

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The Edinburgh Playhouse, Scotland’s 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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West Side Story Mon - Thu eves £39.50 £35 £29.50 £19.50 Midweek mats, Fri & Sat perfs £45 £39.50 £29.50 £19.50

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Russian State Ballet of Siberia £36.50 £32.50 £26.50 £22.50 £17.50

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Restoration Fund: £1 of the ticket price on most shows goes to The Edinburgh Playhouse Restoration Fund **A £2.85 single transaction fee applies to online & telephone bookings for all shows except Disney’s The Lion King and Wicked where a £4 single transaction fee applies (excludes Theatre Card holders & Group Bookings). *A number of performances are subject to a 1% per ticket booking fee for all credit and debit card bookings at the Box Office.

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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.

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

By Phone Telephone bookings 0844 871 3014 Mon - Sat, 9am - 10pm; Sun 10am - 8pm.

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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. Parking There is a 24-hour NCP car park located on Greenside Place next to the theatre. 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. Mailing List If you would like to be added to our free mailing list to receive details of forthcoming attractions, send your name and address to:

The Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA. Details can be emailed to edinburghplayhouse@ theambassadors.com

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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.

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Lost Property Should you leave any items of personal property in the theatre, please call 0131 524 3333 between 12 noon & 5pm, Mon – Fri.

Concessions Shows with these symbols have the following concessions available:

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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. General Enquiries Please call 0131 524 3333 between 12pm & 5pm, Mon - Fri. Venue ACCESS INFORMATION We will always endeavour to meet individual needs. Our Venue Access Team are available Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm. For more information, details about applicable access rates or to book please call the Venue Access Team on 0131 524 3301 or email edinburghgroupsales@ theambassadors.com • Level access to the theatre is through the Main Entrance to Circle Level. Accessible toilet and bar located on Circle Level. The Stalls are located 40 steps from street level, the Balcony is located 25 steps up from street level. Please note that the Edinburgh Playhouse does not have a lift. The Circle Level is our easy access point and we would recommend booking in the Circle for any of our patrons with limited mobility. • Up to 8 wheelchair spaces per performance located in Row M of the Circle. Call 0131 524 3301 for availability and to book. • Sennheiser Infrared System for the hearing impaired. To obtain a headset please ask a member of the Front of House team on arrival. • Guide Dogs welcome. Please advise the theatre when booking. • Audio Brochures & Large Print Brochures are available upon request by calling 0131 524 3301. Calls via Typetalk are welcome, please dial 18001 0131 524 3301.

enhanced performances The Edinburgh Playhouse regularly schedules sign interpreted, audio described and captioned performances for certain shows. For details, see individual show pages. To join our database for upcoming enhanced performances, please email edinburghadministrator @theambassadors.com If you require a headset for an audio described performance please advise our team when booking. 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.

This brochure is printed on responsibly sourced FSC® paper. Please continue to help the environment by recycling it.

Ambassador theatre group Co-founded by Sir Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire OBE in 1992, the Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) has grown to be the UK’s largest theatre group with a total of 40 venues in Britain and on Broadway and an internationally recognised award-winning theatre producer with co-productions in New York, across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It is also a leader in theatre ticketing services (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. In New York, ATG owns The Foxwoods Theatre, the largest theatre on Broadway. 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 and the Grand Opera House, York. Current and recent ATG co-productions include Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride, Passion Play, Posh, Jumpy and Constellations (Royal Court at the Duke of York’s), 9 To 5 The Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Legally Blonde The Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Rocky Horror Show, Goodnight Mister Tom, The Mystery of Charles Dickens, South Pacific, All New People, Dandy Dick, Blue/ Orange, Ghost The Musical, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!, Exit the King, The Mountaintop, Being Shakespeare, The Misanthrope, West Side Story, Elling and Guys and Dolls.

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