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THE AWARD WINNING MUSICAL

SARA CROWE

KAREN DUNBAR

RUTH MADOC

REBECCA STORM

DENISE WELCH

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ANNA-JANE CASEY

WHAT’S ON from May 2018

FERN BRITTON

★★★★★

DAILY MAIL, THE INDEPENDENT, METRO, MIRROR, LONDON THEATRE, THE STAGE, THE SUN, THE PEOPLE, SUNDAY MIRROR

TUESDAY 2 – SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER

WHAT’S ON from May 2018

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Welcome

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Audio Description

Touch Tours

BSL – Sign Language Interpreted

MAY

Wheelchair Spaces

Access symbols

BIRDSONG

GRUMPY OLD WOMEN THRILLER LIVE

King’s Theatre

King’s Theatre

MAY

Tue 8 to Sat 12 May (p6)

Sun 13 May (p10)

Mon 14 to Sat 19 May (p7) Festival Theatre

Leitheatre THE HOMECOMING Wed 16 to Sat 19 May (p62) The Studio

Festival Theatre Seating Plan

Join us for our first season under our new organisational name, Capital Theatres. Same outstanding service, same great shows at the Festival and King’s theatres and The Studio. For more info and to join our mailing list go to capitaltheatres.com

King’s Theatre

Festival Theatre

King’s Theatre

Scottish Opera EUGENE ONEGIN 23, 26, 29 & 31 May (p9) Festival Theatre

MAY - JUNE

Tue 22 to Sat 26 May (p8)

Screening JULIUS CAESAR

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL CURTAIN

THE AW BLACKS SING IN THE CITY

MATTHEW BOURNE’S CINDERELLA

Festival Theatre

King’s Theatre

Festival Theatre

Festival Theatre

Mon 28 May to Sat 2 June (p11)

Sat 2 June (p10)

JUNE

Fri 25 May (p14)

Tue 5 to Sat 9 June (p13)

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EUGENE ONEGIN

‘TRULY AMAZING’ Mark Brown · DAILY TELEGRAPH

LOVE FROM MARTI PELLOW A STRANGER Sun 10 Thriller_Edinburgh_Brochure_210x148.indd 1 June (p10) Tue 5 to Sat 9 June (p15) King’s Theatre

Festival Theatre

THE LAST SHIP

Tue 12 to Sat 16 June (p16) Festival Theatre

CROSS CURRENTS Fri 15 June (p18)

27/11/2017 08:15

King’s Theatre

‘A valentine to the power of love’ NORTHERN STAGE

in association with

KARL SYDOW

& KATHRYN SCHENKER

King’s Theatre Seating Plan

SUNSHINE ON LEITH

Sun 20 & Mon 21 May (p10)

A New Adventures Production

Wheelchair Spaces

SHEN YUN

Fri 18 & Sat 19 May (p12)

Tchaikovsky

Cover: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella Photo: Hugo Glendinning

DOUBLE FEATURE

Photo of previous cast member

FEATURING THE SONGS OF

MICHAEL AND THE JACKSON 5

LA Times

CAST INCLUDES

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RICHARD FLEESHMAN CHARLIE HARDWICK JOE

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JUNE Funbox DINOSAUR SAFARI

BILL MURRAY, JAN DANNY BHOY VOGLER AND FRIENDS Fri 22 & Mon 25 June (p18)

King’s Theatre

Festival Theatre

Mon 18 June (p12)

King’s Theatre

TBC Productions SPRING AWAKENING

STAN & OLLIE & FRIENDS

PEPPA PIG’S ADVENTURE!

The Studio

Festival Theatre

King’s Theatre

CAITLIN MORAN Wed 27 June (p18) King’s Theatre

JUNE - JULY

Sat 16 June (p20)

Fri 29 June (p14)

Sat 30 June & Sun 1 July (p20)

KISS ME, KATE

Wed 4 to Sat 7 July (p22) Festival Theatre

JULY

Wed 27 to Sat 30 June (p62)

JOOLS HOLLAND

CHRIS RAMSEY

Festival Theatre

King’s Theatre

Sat 14 July (p19)

THE BRATISLAVA HOT SERENADERS

DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS

Festival Theatre

Festival Theatre

Wed 18 July (p24)

Thu 19 & Fri 20 July (p25)

JULY - SEPTEMBER

Fri 13 July (p24)

Beyond Broadway Experience THE WIZARD OF OZ Thu 19 to

AVERAGE WHITE BAND

Screening REBELS ON POINTE

ROB BRYDON

OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL RIP IT UP

Festival Theatre

Festival Theatre

Sat 21 July (p25) Festival Theatre

Tue 4 September (p30) Festival Theatre

Screening THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Wed 12 September (p14) Festival Theatre

SEPTEMBER

Sat 21 July (p18) King’s Theatre

GARBAGE

Thu 13 September (p14) Festival Theatre

Fri 14 September (p30)

Sat 15 September (p19)

Sat 15 September (p21) King’s Theatre

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SEPTEMBER

BILL KENWRIGHT

Classic Screen to Stage The

PRESENTS

Theatre Company

Two Brothers. One Destiny. LITTLE BABY BUM

SARAH MILLICAN

STILL ALICE

Festival Theatre

King’s Theatre

Fri 21 to Sun 23 September Sat 22 & Sun 23 September Thu 20 & Fri 21 September (p28)THE(p21) AWARD WINNING MUSICAL (p30) Festival Theatre

King’s Theatre ANNA-JANE CASEY

SARA CROWE

KAREN DUNBAR

RUTH MADOC

REBECCA STORM

DENISE WELCH

Tue 25 to Sat 29 September (p31)

OCTOBER

FERN BRITTON

RAIN MAN

Mon 1 to Sat 6 October (p34) King’s Theatre

OCTOBER

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RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY

ON PICTURE · STORY BY BARRY

CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL

REBUS: LONG SHADOWS

Festival Theatre

King’s Theatre

Tue 2 to Sat 13 October (p32)

Mon 8 to Sat 13 October (p35)

SHALL WE DANCE? Sat 13 October (p62) The Studio

MORROW SCREENPLAY BY RONALD BASS AND BARRY MORROW

ND PRODUCED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH METR0-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. EVER’

MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE Tue 16 to Sat 20 October (p36)

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER

Festival Theatre

Photo: Matthew Murphy

National Theatre MACBETH

Tue 23 to Sat 27 October (p37) Festival Theatre

FAME THE MUSICAL

THE TROCKS

King’s Theatre

Festival Theatre

Tue 23 to Sat 27 October (p39)

Tue 30 & Wed 31 October (p29)

by William Shakespeare

“If you’re it’s

“The transformation from Belinda to Whitney is staggering...” RAVE REVIEW

DRACULA

Tue 30 October to Sat 3 November (p41)

RUSSELL WATSON

Festival Theatre

Festival Theatre

Thu 1 November (p40)

Fri 2 November (p40)

NYE & JENNIE

Fri 2 & Sat 3 November (p63)

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NOVEMBER

King’s Theatre

CHRISTY MOORE

YOUR DESIRE ROSS NOBLE

Sat 3 November (p40) Festival Theatre

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THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW Sun 4 November (p45) Festival Theatre

VULCAN VII

OH! WHAT

Mon 5 to Sat 10 November (p44) A LOVELY WAR King’s Theatre Thu 8 to Sun 11 November (p63) The Studio

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NOVEMBER

LIFE DREAM

RIGOLETTO

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE EDINBURGH GANG SHOW Mon 12 to Sat 17 November

Festival Theatre

King’s Theatre

9, 11, 15 & 17 November (p42)

(p47)

Tue 20 to Sat 24 November (p45) King’s Theatre

Rambert LIFE IS A DREAM

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Thu 22 to Sat 24 November (p48) Festival Theatre

NOVEMBER - JANUARY

Verdi Scottish Opera

WHATSONSTAGE | BIRMINGHAM MAIL WHAT’S ON BIRMINGHAM | MUSICAL THEATRE REV

Sun 25 November (p45) Festival Theatre

THE MUSIC AL PHENOMENON COMES TO EDINBURGH

NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL

King’s Panto BEAUTY Scottish Ballet AND THE BEAST MacRae/Welsh CINDERELLA

Wed 28 Nov to Sun 2 Dec (p49)

Anthropocene ‘TINSEL-TASTI

Sat 1 Dec 2018 to Sun 20 Jan 2019 Sat 8 to Sun 30 December (p52) (p50) King’s Theatre Festival Theatre

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DECEMBER - FEBRUARY

MADELEINE PEYROUX

A HEARTFELT HIT FOR ALL AGES’

Sat 19 January (p19) Festival Theatre

LES MISÉRABLES

Tue 22 January to Sat 16 Mikado ad.qxp_Layout February (p54) 1 23/03/2018 Festival Theatre

Scottish Opera ANTHROPOCENE

Thu 31 January & Sat 2 February (p43) King’s Theatre

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Gilbert and Sullivan’s

BARBARA DICKSON

DIRTY DANCING

King’s Theatre

Festival Theatre

Sun 10 February (p58)

Mon 4 to Sat 9 March (p57)

EDGAS THE MIKADO

Janáček

FEBRUARY - MARCH

The Studio

Photo of 2017 cast

Wed 12 to Mon 24 December (p63)

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

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THE TIMES

POGGLE

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Tue 12 to Sat 16 March (p58) King’s Theatre

Music & Lyrics in association with Churchill Theatre Bromley

Scottish Opera KÁTYA KABANOVÁ

Thu 21 & Sat 23 March (p42) Festival Theatre

MARCH - JUNE

present

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

WORLD PREMIERE STAGE PRODUCTION

BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL BY PAULA HAWKINS AND THE DREAMWORKS FILM SIMON REEVE

Mon 25 to Sat 30 March (p59) King’s Theatre

Sun 31 March (p58) King’s Theatre

Mozart DOCTOR DOLITTLE

The Magic Flute

Book, Music and Lyrics by

LESLIE BRICUSSE

Tue 14 to Sat 25 May (p60) Based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by Hugh Lofting and the Twentieth Century Fox Film Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.

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Scottish Opera THE MAGIC FLUTE

5, 9, 11, 13 & 15 June 2019 (p43) Festival Theatre

15/03/2018 14:38

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“It left me choked up and blinking back the tears at the end” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

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“Moving, gripping, dramatically electrifying and outstanding” THE TIMES

Tickets £18 - £31.50 Friends 2 for 1 on Opening Night or 20% off all performances Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves) Age 12+

Sat 12 May 2.30pm

Sat 12 May 1.30pm Thu 10 May 7.30pm

Tue 8 to Sat 12 May

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, Birdsong is the critically acclaimed stage show based on Sebastian Faulks’s best-selling novel. In pre-war France, Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire, turning their worlds upside down. As war breaks out over the idyll of his former life, Stephen must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme and the sprawling tunnels that lie deep underground. A mesmerising story of love and courage set both before and during the Great War. Now is your chance to experience this stunning piece of theatre live on stage.

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FEATURING THE SONGS OF AND THE

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Mon 14 to Sat 19 May

Evenings 7.30pm (Sat 8pm) Matinee Sat 4pm Festival Theatre Now in its record breaking 10th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer.

Photo of previous cast member

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER

Tickets £21 - £34.50 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% all performances

Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves)

Taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history, you will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco. Paying homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget. Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Bad, Thriller plus many more!

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WHAT’S ON STAGE

EVENING STANDARD

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A WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION

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Age 12+

Sat 26 May 2.30pm

Sat 26 May 1.30pm Thu 24 May 7.30pm

Tue 22 to Sat 26 May

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre The essential Edinburgh musical returns home for the first time since 2010 in a brand new production. Follow the highs and lows of Ally and his friend Davy as they return home to Leith from the army. Families, friendships and life are not plain sailing in this funny and moving story about love and life. With stunning songs from The Proclaimers like I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Sunshine on Leith, Letter From America, and I’m On My Way, this energetic piece of musical theatre is loved by audiences and critics alike.

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“An extraordinary, wide-ranging and fast-moving piece of family drama, firmly and lovingly set in the urban landscape of Edinburgh and Leith” THE SCOTSMAN

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Tickets £18.50 - £33.50 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat


Tchaikovsky

EUGENE ONEGIN Wed 23, Sat 26, Tue 29 & Thu 31 May Evenings 7.15pm Festival Theatre

A lovesick young girl; a cocky young man who thoughtlessly spurns her; a heart-stopping duel between should-be friends: Tchaikovsky’s sublime adaptation of Pushkin’s masterpiece is the most radiant of Russian lyric operas. Director Oliver Mears (Director of Opera, The Royal Opera) teams up with award-winning designer Annemarie Woods, setting this hopelessly romantic opera in a world full of memories and dreams, where the past is ever present. Natalya Romaniw (Rusalka 2016) sings Tatyana, while Samuel Dale Johnson (The Marriage of Figaro 2016) is Onegin.

Tickets £19.50 - £84.50 Friends £3 off* Groups (8+) £6 off (Stalls & Dress)* Concessions £3 off* Under 26 £10 (with valid ID) Unwrapped (One hour taster

performance) Thu 24 May 6pm £5 Pre-Show Talk Sat 26 May 6pm FREE Call box office to book Thu 31 May 7.15pm Thu 31 May 6pm

New production. Sung in Russian with English supertitles. Supported by The Alexander Gibson Circle. * excludes Saturdays

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Sun 13 May

7.30pm King’s Theatre Starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane & Lizzie Roper With the world in a bigger mess than ever before, is there anything that can tempt the Grumpy Old Women off their backsides to unleash their superpowers?! Join us for 90 mins of brand new ‘full-fat’, ‘batteries included’ comedy from the mistresses of grump. Tickets £27.50 Age 16+

Sun 20 & Mon 21 May Sun 6pm Mon 7.30pm Festival Theatre

Take an enlightening journey through 5,000 years of culture! Shen Yun’s unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures - the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. Tickets £60 - £100 plus £1 per ticket booking fee

Sat 2 June

7.30pm Festival Theatre The Aw Blacks are an energetic vocal group with 50 members and along with the band provide a night of music you can dance and sing along to. You can be assured of a humorous set full of songs from all decades and genres and some original material written by the Musical Directors, Kirsty Baird and Annette Hanley. Tickets £13 - £19 Groups (8+) £1.50 off (Stalls & Dress)

Sun 10 June

7.30pm Festival Theatre One of our most loved pop icons, Marti Pellow, comes to Edinburgh with The Private Collection Tour.

Marti Pellow

the private collection tour plus special guest

The tour celebrates 30 years in the industry, including number 1s and hit singles from his many albums as both a solo artist and with Wet Wet Wet. Tickets £32.50 & £37.50 plus £1 booking fee

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THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUC TIONS AND KENNY WA X PRESENT

Mon 28 May to Sat 2 June

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective? Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows. All too aware that he’s older and slower, he’s concerned that he might have lost his touch, paranoid that he is an easy target for his enemies. There have been so many over the years. He never truly believed Moriarty - his arch nemesis - died at the Reichenbach Falls.

Tickets £19 - £32.50 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves)

Sat 2 June 2.30pm

Sat 2 June 1.30pm Thu 31 May 7.30pm

Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, this new thriller reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Single Spies and Relatively Speaking.

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Fri 18 & Sat 19 May 8pm King’s Theatre

Andy Gray & Grant Stott are back in a brand-new play written by Only an Excuse’s Phil Differ. Double Feature sees their electrifying partnership in full force as they star as two old pals granted their dream job cleaning out their old cinema. In the process of stirring memories and recreating scenes from their favourite movies, their shared fanaticism for film soon makes way for bigger issues that have long-remained unresolved…

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“Laughs are frequent, entertainment value is high… with a Twilight Zone-style sting-in-the-tail you won’t expect” SUNDAY MAIL

Tickets £17.50 Groups (8+) £2.50 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £2.50 off Age 12+ Running Time 1 hour Post-Show Q&A with Grant and Andy after both performances

Mon 18 June

7.30pm Festival Theatre Bill Murray actor | Jan Vogler cello Mira Wang violin | Vanessa Perez piano A program that showcases the core of the American values in literature and music. A show that communicates the bridges artists have built between America and Europe. Twain, Hemingway, Whitman, Cooper, Bernstein, Gershwin and Foster are some of the strongest voices that influenced generations of humans in America and gave the world a picture of the charm, energy and creative force of the New World.

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends

New Wor l ds

“I am bathing in this experience, really. I can’t get enough of it” BILL MURRAY

Tickets £47.50 - £92.50

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A New Adventures Production

‘A valentine to the power of love’ LA Times

Tue 5 to Sat 9 June

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm Festival Theatre A thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the Second World War. Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the Blitz.

Tickets £19 - £48.50 Friends 20% off Tue – Thu Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat) Sat 9 June 2.30pm Sat 9 June 1.30pm

With Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous Olivier Award-winning designs, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin and video and projection designs by Duncan McLean, Cinderella will be performed in surround sound, designed by Paul Groothuis. Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score, and the sights and sounds of war-torn London.

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“STUNNING. Storytelling of the highest order” WHATSONSTAGE

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SCREENINGS

Fri 25 May

7pm National Theatre Encore Screening Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony in Shakespeare’s political drama. Tickets £14.50 Friends 20% off Concessions £2.50 off Age 12A

Fri 29 June 7.30pm

stan & ollie & friends

Celebrating masters of comedy Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, pianist Forrester Clifton Pyke accompanies four of their classic shorts: Big Business, Habeas Corpus, Wrong Again and Angora Love. Plus, live music and comedy from Andy Cannon and Wendy Weatherby, and a rare newsreel of Stan & Ollie in Edinburgh! Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Tickets £14.50 Friends 20% off Concessions £2.50 off

Wed 12 September

7pm Royal Shakespeare Company Encore Screening Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings! Tickets £14.50 Friends 20% off Concessions £2.50 off Age 12A

Thu 13 September 7.30pm

The world famous all male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo take centre stage in this fabulous behind-the-scenes documentary! The unforgettable individuals who make up the company provide exclusive backstage access and amazing dance performances. Tickets £14.50 Friends 20% off Concessions £2.50 off See the Trocks live, p29 Please note: These are broadcasts not a live performance on stage. The actors do not appear in person at the Festival Theatre.

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Tue 5 to Sat 9 June

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her new found love is not all that he seems… Electric with suspense and with a shocking twist, this edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is rediscovered in a brand new production by Lucy Bailey (Gaslight, Dial M for Murder) designed by Mike Britton.

Tickets £18 - £31.50 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves)

Fri 8 June 7.30pm

Fri 8 June 6.30pm Thu 7 June 7.30pm

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“Gripping entertainment” THE TIMES

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“A taut, slick psychological thriller” THE STAGE

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‘TRULY AMAZING’ Mark Brown · DAILY TELEGRAPH

MUSIC AND LYRICS

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‘A STIRRING MUSICAL’ Michael Billington · THE GUARDIAN

DIRECTED BY

LORNE CAMPBELL

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‘A TRIUMPHANT HOMECOMING’ Ron Simpson · WHATS ON STAGE

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NORTHERN STAGE

in association with

KARL SYDOW

& KATHRYN SCHENKER

The Last Ship Tue 12 to Sat 16 June

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm Festival Theatre After receiving widespread critical acclaim and five star reviews at its official opening at Newcastle’s Northern Stage, The Last Ship sets sail on a UK and Ireland Tour and will be stopping off in Edinburgh. Led by a brilliant ensemble cast including Richard Fleeshman, Charlie Hardwick, Joe McGann and Frances McNamee, this show features a moving and heartfelt story of love, life and hope.

CAST INCLUDES

RICHARD FLEESHMAN CHARLIE HARDWICK JOE McGANN FRANCES McNAMEE

This personal musical inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences shows the collective defiance of a community facing the demise of the shipbuilding industry alongside a poignant and moving romantic tale of childhood sweethearts and the adults they grew up to become. At Sting’s recent visit to Edinburgh he was presented with a copy of Ian MacDougall’s Voices of Leith Dockers. He said “When the guy gave me this book, it was wonderful. I recognise these people from growing up. They had such pride in their work. That is what I wanted to bring to this play” Featuring awe-inspiring and impressive set by award-winning 59 Productions, The Last Ship is the UK and Ireland premiere of Sting’s empowering new musical.

‘POIGNANT AND POWERFUL’

Tickets £22 - £42 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off all performances Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves) Age 15+

Kevin Donald · SUNDAY MIRROR

Sat 16 June 2.30pm

Photos: Pamela Raith

Sat 16 June 1.30pm

Thu 14 June 7.30pm

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Fri 15 June CROSS 7.30pm Matinee 2pm CURRENTS Evening King’s Theatre Cross Currents 2018 showcases the talent, diversity and expertise of the dance training on offer at Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS), featuring our signature choreographic collaborations between staff and students. Tickets £18 Concessions £2 off

Fri 22 & Mon 25 June

DANNY BHOY

7.30pm King’s Theatre

Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling. Tickets £20 Age 14+

Wed 27 June 7.30pm King’s Theatre

There’s no Glastonbury this year, and so Caitlin Moran thought she’d put on her own version. YES! SHE’S ON TOUR AGAIN! OPEN THE BARS IN VENUES ACROSS THE UK! A copy of Caitlin Moran’s new book How To Be Famous is included with every ticket. Tickets £27.50

WIZARD OF OZ THE BEYOND BROADWAY EXPERIENCE 2018

Thu 19 to Sat 21 July

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Fri 3pm, Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Join Dorothy and all her friends for this enchanting, epic production based on the 1939 film. Following the huge success of The Beyond Broadway Experience in 2016 & 2017, The Wizard of Oz promises to have you dancing down the Yellow Brick Road all the way to the Emerald City with our very own Beyond Broadway twist! Tickets £17 & £19.50 Concessions £2 off

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Sat 14 July

7.30pm King‘s Theatre Critically acclaimed and award-winning Stand-Up comedian host of his own TV entertainment show and Stand-Up show on Comedy Central, Celebrity Juice regular and the only person to ever put Katie Hopkins in her place; Chris Ramsey brings his BRAND NEW 2018 live tour to the King’s Theatre. Tickets £22.50 Age 12+

Chris Ramsey Live 2018

(The just happy to get out of the house tour)

Sat 15 September 7.30pm Festival Theatre

Surf’s up! Get your suit on and swim over to the Festival Theatre for another incredible selection of the world’s most amazing films from above and below the waves. Tickets £16 Groups (8+) £2 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £2 off Age 12A

Sat 19 January 2.30pm & 7.30pm Festival Theatre

For double the adventure, come along to both the matinee and evening shows for two entirely different film programmes. Tickets £16 Groups (8+) £1.50 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £2 off Book Both Screenings £4 off (Not available online, must be booked at same time)

Age 12A

Photo: Jeremy Bernard

The world’s most prestigious mountain film festival is back!

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Sat 16 June 2pm King’s Theatre

Get ready for some Stone Age singalong silliness as Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle) go on their most roarsome adventure yet – Dinosaur Safari. The FUNBOX gang are in a prehistoric pickle as they go on a quest to find their keys and discover different Dino-pals. Along the way they meet friends old and new including those fuzzy funsters, Fluffy and Flossie and their cheeky chum Bonzo who is finding his inner cave dog and hunting the ultimate bone. Packed with singalong favourites like The Bear Came Over The Mountain, Knick Knack Paddy Whack and Eye, Nose, Cheeky, Cheeky, Chin, as well as brand new songs, Dinosaur Safari is the gigantic treat for all the family. You might even get to help on stage. Come dressed for the safari – come as a dinosaur, an explorer or a cave person – and get ready to roar and stomp with FUNBOX! Tickets £17 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £3 off Age 2+

Limited free places for babies under 12 months

Sat 30 June & Sun 1 July 10am, 1pm & 4pm King’s Theatre

Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music!

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“A treat for your little one’s eyes and ears” DAILY EXPRESS

Tickets £17 - £22 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) 10% off (Stalls & Dress) Children £4 off

Limited free places for babies under 12 months

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Fri 21 to Sun 23 September

Fri 3.30pm, Sat & Sun 10.30am & 1.30pm King’s Theatre Step into the magical and colourful world of Little Baby Bum. Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their Nursey Rhyme Friends at the world premiere of a brand new live show. An online and digital TV sensation, Little Baby Bum is the world’s largest educational YouTube channel with over 21 million subscribers and 20 billion views.

Number 1 Educational channel on

Tickets £14 Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress)

Limited free places for babies under 12 months

Sat 15 September 7.30pm King’s Theatre

Following the smash hit success of Rip It Up Dancing Through The 50s last year, Rip It Up brings the fabulous soundtrack of the 1960s to life in an explosion of song and dance! Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd and Louis Smith MBE and people’s champion Aston Merrygold will tour together as the ultimate boy band of dance, presenting everlasting hits from the decade that changed not just your generation but the world. Backed by the exceptional Rip It Up live band and a stunning supporting cast of singers and dancers, the Strictly champions will dance to songs from British legends to American superstars, soul classics and Motown hits and celebrates some of the most iconic sounds, sights and events from that tumultuous period which transformed the 20th Century. Tickets £22.50 - £37.50 plus £1 booking fee Meet & Greet £100 plus £1 booking fee

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Kiss Me, Kate Wed 4 to Sat 7 July Evenings 7.15pm Matinee Sat 2.15pm Festival Theatre

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END Cole Porter’s Broadway classic Kiss Me, Kate is studded with some of the greatest songs of American musical theatre including Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Another Op’nin’, Another Show and So In Love. Set both on and off-stage during the production of a musical version of Shakespeare’s theatrical farce The Taming of the Shrew, Kiss Me, Kate revolves around the tempestuous love lives of actor-producer Fred Graham and his leading lady turned ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi. Add to the mix Fred’s paramour, her gambler boyfriend and a couple of gangsters and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an evening of musical mischief. The all-singing, all-dancing cast is led by international opera singers Quirijn de Lang and Stephanie Corley as Fred and Lilli alongside West End stars Zoë Rainey (An American in Paris) and Alan Burkitt (Top Hat) and the full Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North.

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THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Tickets £15.50 - £49.50 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off Under 26 £10 with valid ID

Sat 7 July 2.15pm

Sat 7 July 1pm Thu 5 July 7.15pm Music and lyrics by Cole Porter Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack Critical Edition by David Charles Abell and Seann Alderking A co-production with Welsh National Opera Supported by Arts Council England Photography by Guy Farrow Production Photography by Alastair Muir

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Fri 13 July

7.30pm Festival Theatre Musical virtuoso and legendary TV presenter Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra return to the Festival Theatre with his trademark boogie-woogie party! Joining the band on stage will be fan favourites Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Rosie Mae on vocals, plus Soft Cell singer, Marc Almond.

JOOLS HOLLAND

“An evening of joyous jumping jazz with its presrciption to live in the moment to the maximum” THE EXPRESS

& HIS RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA FEATURING GILSON LAVIS

WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARC ALMOND

Tickets £37- £54.50

AND GUEST VOCALISTS RUBY TURNER, LOUISE MARSHALL & ROSIE MAY PLUS SUPPORT: ADAM DOUBLE

Bratislava Hot SERENADERS

Wed 18 July

7.30pm Festival Theatre This simply sensational 21-piece band plays vintage swing and hot jazz and dance music from the 20s and 30s with extraordinary authenticity and pizazz. Brass, reeds and violin players combine to play the sweet and hot music that dazzled pre-war Europe, transporting audiences with brilliant musicianship, period dress, and all the genuine style of the period. It’s a unique and completely intoxicating experience, especially when the harmony group, The Serenaders Sisters and their two male vocalist colleagues add classic crooning and beautiful balladeering. They’ve sold thousands of tickets on their last appearances in Edinburgh, so here they are in the classic comfort and elegance of the Festival Theatre. Tickets £22.50 - £27.50

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Thu 19 & Fri 20 July 7.30pm Festival Theatre

The hottest ticket at recent festivals plays for two nights ONLY. Bluesy, blustery, bawdy and irresistibly fun, Davina’s barrelhouse piano and gutsy, sweet vocals are influenced by Fats Domino, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse. Her shows are filled with New Orleans charm and Memphis soul swagger. She’s an extraordinarily direct musician, who appeals to audiences in a very special way, with the power, emotion, and sincerity of her performances. And she has a brilliant band that play jazz, blues, soul, swing, rock n’ roll and anything else that Davina wants, with all the passion she needs.

Davina AND The VaGabonds

Tickets £18.50 - £27.50

Sat 21 July

7.30pm Festival Theatre One of the best festival gigs of recent years was Average White Band’s triumphant 2016 show, and the best soul, r’n’b, and funk band alive are back in Edinburgh, for a repeat of that Festival Theatre smash hit. Founder members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre front the group and keep the flame of the classic sound, distilling their special blend of r’n’b, jazz, soul, and Motown into a potent funky mix. They still invest live shows with the energy and excitement that they did when Pick Up The Pieces, Cut The Cake and Person To Person were charting. Tickets £25 - £37.50

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3–27 AUGUST

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The Edinburgh International Festival is an unparalleled celebration of the performing arts. For three weeks in August the International Festival presents some of the finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre. Compelling, exciting and often surprising, the International Festival is, quite simply, an unmissable experience.

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The Barber of Seville Théâtre des Champs-Élysées 5–8 Autobiography Company Wayne McGregor 11–13 XENOS Akram Khan Company 16–18 La Cenerentola Opéra de Lyon 24–26

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Cold Blood Kiss & Cry Collective OCD Love L-E-V Dance Company Love Chapter 2 L-E-V Dance Company The Beggar’s Opera Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord HOME Geoff Sobelle

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Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis Hocus Pocus Phillipe Saire Company Eurovision Young Musicians Semi-Finals The End of Eddy Untitled Projects / Unicorn Theatre

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Mid Century Modern Tickets £17.50 - £23.50 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off Pre-Show Talk with Richard Alston Thu 20 Sep 6.30pm FREE but ticketed

Thu 20 & Fri 21 September Evenings 7.30pm Festival Theatre

Richard Alston has been making dance for 50 years. He will celebrate his half-century with a programme full of his trademark lyrical choreography performed by undoubtedly one of the world’s finest dance ensembles. The evening centres around Mid Century Modern, a journey through each decade of Alston’s career, featuring sections from Nowhere Slowly (1970), Rainbow Bandit (1977), Dutiful Ducks (1982) and the beautiful Proverb (2006). The evening will also feature brand new pieces by both Richard Alston and associate choreographer Martin Lawrance.

“As tellingly musical as any choreographer alive” NEW YORK TIMES

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DANCE CONSORTIUM PRESENTS

“Tutu delicious” THE SUNDAY TIMES

HHHHH “If you’re looking for a happy night out, it’s hard to beat the Trocks” THE TIMES

www.DanceConsortium.com

Tue 30 & Wed 31 October

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Evenings 7.30pm Festival Theatre

For more than 40 years, the all-male comedy ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (affectionately known as “The Trocks”) have been delighting audiences of all ages at sell-out performances featuring their fabulous sense of fun and their flawless dance. Established in New York, the Trocks are now loved worldwide for their sassy spoofs and hilarious homages to classical ballet, where 18 dancers each transform into two personas, both male and female! Every performance frivolously froths with tutus and testosterone, blush-pink ballet pumps, fierce false eyelashes and prima ballerina attitude however, what makes this company extraordinarily special, is their immaculate technique, daring physicality, surpassed only by their impeccable comic timing.

15/03/2018 Tickets £21.00 - £34.50 Friends 20% Groups (8+) £3 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off Post-Show Q&A Tue 30 Oct

14:32

Join us for a screening of the official Trocks documentary, Rebels on Pointe on Thu 13 Sep (p14)

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garbage 2.0

with special guest

HONEYBLOOD

Tue 4 September 8pm Festival Theatre

Don’t miss Garbage at the Festival Theatre this September, plus special guests Honeyblood. In order to gain entry to the venue, ticket holders will be asked to present photo ID matching the name printed on their order. Tickets £35.50 & £38.50 plus £1 booking fee Age 16+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18)

Fri 14 September 8pm Festival Theatre

Rob Brydon is perhaps best known for the television shows Gavin and Stacey, Would I Lie To You? and The Trip and Q.I. I Am Standing Up represents Rob Brydon’s first stand up tour since his sell-out national tour and West End run of 2009. Tickets £35 Age 16+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Sat 22 & Sun 23 September 8pm Festival Theatre

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. Tickets £30 (max 8 tickets per booking) Age 16+

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MICHAEL PARK FOR THE INFINITE GROUP PRESENTS THE WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION OF

Tue 25 to Sat 29 September

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Alice Howland is stubborn, clever and driven – a professional at the top of her game. But, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 50, she is compelled to confront her new reality and draw on her resilience to remain independent for as long as possible. Alice strives to remain true to the woman she has always been, while relationships shift within her family, in her work and most importantly with herself. Uncompromising yet tender, this new adaptation of the award-winning novel truthfully acknowledges life with a progressive disease - its conflicts and burden, and its small, priceless victories.

Tickets £18 - £31.50 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% all performances

Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves)

Sat 29 Sep 2.30pm

Sat 29 Sep 1.30pm Thu 27 Sep 7.30pm

Featuring Scottish actress Sharon Small as Alice, this play is a unique insight into the experience of a woman fighting to maintain her identity as her world changes.

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“Captivating and powerful” ALWAYS TIME FOR THEATRE

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THE THE AWARD AWARD WINNING WINNING MU M

RUTHREB ANNA-JANESARASARA KAREN FERN ANNA-JANE KAREN RUTH FERN MADOCST MADOC CASEY CROWE CROWE BRITTON CASEY DUNBAR BRITTON DUNBAR


Calendar Girls Tue 2 to Sat 13 October

USICAL MUSICAL

REBECCA BECCA DENISE DENISE STORMWELCH TORM WELCH

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm Festival Theatre Calendar Girls the Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth is the award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls - a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. This marvellous musical comedy which received fantastic five star reviews in London’s West End now comes to Edinburgh. Starring Fern Britton, Anna-Jane Casey, Sara Crowe, Karen Dunbar, Ruth Madoc, Rebecca Storm and Denise Welch. Don’t miss your chance to see this glorious production straight from London’s West End.

“Pure gold” THE TIMES Tickets £20 - £45 Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves)

Fri 12 Oct 7.30pm

Fri 12 Oct 6.30pm

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BILL KENWRIGHT

Classic Screen to Stage The

PRESENTS

Theatre Company

Two Brothers. One Destiny.

BASED ON THE MGM MOTION PICTURE · STORY BY BARRY

MORROW SCREENPLAY BY RONALD BASS AND BARRY MORROW

PRODUCED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH METR0-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC.

Tickets £18 - £31.50 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off all performances

Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves)

Sat 6 Oct 2.30pm

Sat 6 Oct 1.30pm Thu 4 Oct 7.30pm

Mon 1 to Sat 6 October

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Inspired by the heart-warming oscar winning movie which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, Bill Kenwright presents the inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company with a production of Rain Man, which won Oscar’s for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor for Hoffman. When self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that he has a long-lost older brother, Raymond, who has inherited the family multimillion dollar fortune, he sets out to get ‘his half’. Raymond is an autistic savant, has a remarkable memory and a genius for numbers. Determined to get his hands on the money, Charlie ‘borrows’ Raymond from the institution where he has spent most of his life. As the two brothers embark on a trip across America, Charlie soon discovers that Raymond is worth more than he could have ever imagined. Following previously acclaimed adaptations of films for the stage such as The Exorcist, A Few Good Men, The Shawshank Redemption and Twelve Angry Men, this will be the premiere production in a brand new series under the Classic Screen to Stage Company banner.

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DANIEL SCHUMANN AND BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENT

DIRECTED BY ROXANNA SILBERT

FEATURING CHARLES LAWSON AS REBUS

Mon 8 to Sat 13 October

Tickets £18 - £31.50 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or

The new story exclusively on stage.

Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Detective Inspector John Rebus is retired but the shadows of his former life still follow him through the streets of Edinburgh. Whisky helped but now he’s denying himself that pleasure. But when the daughter of a murder victim appears outside his flat, he’s back on the case and off the wagon. Rebus will need help from his ex-colleagues but one of them is already looking for him. DI Siobhan Clarke was Rebus’ greatest ally on the force but is worried that his past actions may stop them finally convicting a dangerous killer.

20% off all performances

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Sat 13 Oct 2.30pm

Sat 13 Oct 1.30pm Thu 11 Oct 7.30pm

Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels have dominated the detective fiction market with the ensuing television series ensuring the detective’s legendary status. Now, alongside award-winning playwright Rona Munro, Ian Rankin is bringing his beloved creation to the stage for the very first time.

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A New Adventures Production

‘AS BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL AS EVER’ DAILY Telegraph

Photo: Matthew Murphy

Tickets £19 - £48.50 Friends 20% off Tue to Thu Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off Tue to Thu Sat 20 Oct 2.30pm Sat 20 Oct 1.30pm

Tue 16 to Sat 20 October

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm Festival Theatre Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century. Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production. Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award in the UK and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

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by William Shakespeare Tue 23 to Sat 27 October

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm Festival Theatre Sleep no more… The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. The National Theatre, creators of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, bring this epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy on a tour of the UK and Ireland immediately following a sold out run in London.

Tickets £10 - £35 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night if

booked before 22 July then 20% off all performances Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress)* Concessions £3 off* *excl. Fri & Sat eves Age 13+

Fri 26 Oct 7.30pm

Fri 26 Oct 6.30pm

Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, This House) this new production propels Shakespeare’s classic title into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.

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Tue 23 to Sat 27 October

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film of the same name, Fame The Musical is the international smash-hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts, as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance. Featuring the Oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singers, musicians and rappers as they transform from star-struck pupils to superstars, Fame The Musical will indeed live forever.

Tickets £18.50 - £33.50 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off

Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves)

Age 12+

Sat 27 Oct 2.30pm

Sat 27 Oct 1.30pm Thu 25 Oct 7.30pm

This definitive 30th anniversary tour comes from Selladoor Productions, critically-acclaimed producers of Flashdance The Musical, Spamalot and Avenue Q.

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Thu 1 November 8pm Festival Theatre

One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore has a universal fan base and still continues to entertain; cementing him as an Irish icon. Tickets £ 27.50 & £30 plus £1 per ticket booking fee

RUSSELL W AT S O N Canzoni d’Amore

Fri 2 November 7.30pm Festival Theatre

Having sold more than seven million albums worldwide, Russell Watson is firmly established as the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time. Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell Watson continues to wow audiences with his enigmatic and entertaining live performances. Tickets £35 - £45

Sat 3 November 8pm Festival Theatre

Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand-up show. At some point, he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy. Book now to see the one they call El Hablador* Tickets £27.50 Age 15+ *Ross is the only one that calls himself El Hablador

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THE TOURING CONSORTIUM THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

FEED YOUR DESIRE Tue 30 Oct to Sat 3 Nov

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Don’t miss the European premiere of a brand-new stage adaptation of the classic thriller. Completely re-imagined by a world-class creative team from London’s West End, discover the story that started them all. In Transylvania, enter the castle of Count Dracula and his three brides. The Count, who feeds on the elixir of young blood to look youthful, will take you on a deliciously evil ride as he pursues his victims and encounters Jonathan Harker, Professor Van Helsing and Dr. Seward along the way. This brand-new stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s book is brought to opulent and irresistible life in a contemporary interpretation that includes all the definitive characters and spine-chilling fear.

Tickets £18 - £31.50 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves)

Age 16+

Sat 3 Nov 2.30pm

Sat 3 Nov 1.30pm Thu 1 Nov 7.30pm

Emotionally fulfilling, utterly terrifying, spellbindingly addictive, will this Dracula ever die?

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Fri 9, Sun 11, Thu 15 & Sat 17 November Evenings 7.15pm Matinee Sun 3pm Festival Theatre

Verdi

Award-winning director Matthew Richardson (The Devil Inside 2016) and Olivier Award-winning designer Jon Morrell revive their powerful production of Verdi’s masterpiece. Set in a dark and dangerous underworld where cruelty and inhumanity are rife, Rigoletto tells the tragic tale of seduction, revenge and a father’s suffocating love for his only daughter. Verdi’s score is packed with passion, colour and some of the best-loved music in opera, including the rousing ‘La donna è mobile’. Revival of the 2011 production. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Pre-Show Talk Sat 17 Nov 6pm Unwrapped Mon 12 Nov 6pm £5

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Sun 11 Nov 3pm

Sun 11 Nov 1.45pm

Thu 21 & Sat 23 March 2019 Evenings 7.15pm Festival Theatre

Janáček

y Kabanová Kátya

Renowned British director Stephen Lawless brings his trademark theatricality to Janáček’s intense drama, illuminating the shattering effects of oppression and isolation. In a small industrial community, lost in the vast landscape of Russia, Kátya is torn between her love of a younger man and her duty as a wife. With romance, drama and an orchestral scoring that encompasses an extraordinary range of colours and textures, Janáček’s music is both heartrending and hugely uplifting. A new co-production with Theater Magdeburg. Sung in Czech with English supertitles. Supported by The Alexander Gibson Circle.

Pre-Show Talk Sat 23 Mar 6pm Unwrapped Fri 22 Mar 6pm Sat 23 Mar 7.15pm

Sat 23 Mar 6pm

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Wed 5, Sun 9, Tue 11, Thu 13 & Sat 15 June 2019 Evenings 7.15pm Matinee Sun 3pm Festival Theatre

Sir Thomas Allen returns to Scottish Opera to revive his acclaimed production of Mozart’s most inventive opera. Set in a spectacular world inspired by the Victorian futurism of HG Wells and Jules Verne, this enthralling Magic Flute perfectly balances the opera’s beguiling mix of comedy, fantasy and pantomime with a profound story of the search for wisdom, love and truth. All are given life in Mozart’s sublime blend of lyrical love duets, folk-like ditties and the explosive coloratura of the Queen of the Night arias.

Mozart

The Magic Flute

Revival of the 2012 production. Sung in English with English supertitles.

Pre-Show Talk Sat 15 Jun 6pm Unwrapped Thu 6 Jun 6pm Dementia Friendly Fri 7 Jun 3pm

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THE SCOTSMAN

Sun 9 Jun 1.45pm

Festival Theatre Book all three operas and save up to £50 (must be booked at the same time) Tickets £20-£87 Friends £3 off* Groups (8+) £6 off (Stalls & Dress)* Concessions £3 off* *Excl. Fri, Sat, Dementia Friendly Performance and Unwrappeds Under 26 £10 (with valid ID)

Thu 31 January & Sat 2 February 2019 Evenings 7.15pm King’s Theatre

The award-winning team behind 2016’s five-star The Devil Inside returns with a gripping new work. This fourth collaboration between composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh promises a night of unrelenting dramatic tension and superb storytelling. Director Matthew Richardson once again teams up with designer Samal Blak to bring this work to the stage.

MacRae/Welsh

Anthropocene

World premiere. Commissioned by Scottish Opera. Sung in English with English supertitles. Supported by Scottish Opera’s New Commissions Circle.

Tickets £16.50 - £32 Pre-Show Talk Sat 2 Feb 6pm Sat 2 Feb 7.15pm

Sat 2 Feb 6pm

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Tickets £19 - £32.50 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% off other performances

Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves)

Sat 10 Nov 2.30pm

Sat 10 Nov 1.30pm Thu 8 Nov 7.30pm

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Mon 5 to Sat 10 November

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer shot to fame with The Comic Strip Presents… and as Vyvyan and Neil in the massive cult classic The Young Ones. They co-star in this hilarious new comedy about the actor’s life, which they have also co-written. Gary Savage and Hugh Delavois were students at RADA together. Now in their sixties, they meet in an Icelandic wasteland, on the set of a fantasy movie. Hugh has had a plodding career but has landed the role of Vulcan’s butler – a small but regular role – and he’s making his seventh film for the franchise. Gary is a one-time Hollywood A-lister who has fallen on lean times, and is playing a guest monster with four hours in make-up and one word in the script. Sparks fly inside the trailer as old wounds are opened and outside things are not going to plan either: the director’s gone AWOL, the catering truck’s on the wrong side of the of a ravine, and the volcanic activity is growing more and more lively by the minute...

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Sun 4 November

“The transformation from Belinda to Whitney is staggering...”

7.30pm Festival Theatre

RAVE REVIEW

The Whitney Houston Show is a critically acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston. Featuring the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids, this is a beautifully crafted homage to one of the world’s most revered singers. This two-hour production will fill you with joy and nostalgia as you are taken on a heartfelt musical journey through Houston’s greatest hits including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, Run to You, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, Greatest Love of All, I’m Every Woman, Queen of the Night, and more. Tickets £32.50 & £37.50 Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off

Tue 20 to Sat 24 November

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Evenings 7pm Matinee Sat 2.15pm King’s Theatre Over 250 young people from Scouting and Girlguiding present music, comedy, drama and dance – it can only be the Edinburgh Gang Show back again for more fun! Tickets £11 - £18 Groups (15+) 1 free ticket

Sun 25 November 8pm Festival Theatre

American singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux makes a welcome return to Edinburgh with a full band and new album Anthem. Written with a string of major co-writers (except for the title song by Leonard Cohen), Peyroux describes the album as containing a “cast of Raymond Carver-esque characters.” Tickets £24.50 - £34.50 plus £1 booking fee

Madeleine Peyroux

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e r a e p s e k a h S inLove BASED ON THE SCREENPLAY BY MARC NORMAN A ND TOM STOPPARD AND ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY LEE HALL, WITH MUSIC BY PADDY CUNNEEN


Shakespeare in Love Mon 12 to Sat 17 November

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre

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Winning no less than seven Academy Awards, including best screenplay, the 1998 film of Shakespeare in Love, starring Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow, became an instant classic. Adapted by Lee Hall for a triumphant West End run, this epic Elizabethan extravaganza is exuberant, witty, funny, and a beautiful homage to love, art, and theatre itself. Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block... the deadline for his new play - a comedy called Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter - is fast approaching; he’s struggling to finish the first line of a sonnet and he’s in dire need of inspiration. Then he meets the beguiling Viola de Lesseps, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant. Viola is prepared to do anything – including risking the regal disapproval of Queen Elizabeth I - to fulfil her illicit dream of performing on the London stage and pursuing a passionate affair with the greatest playwright of the age. Tickets £19 - £32.50 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or 20% all performances Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves)

Sat 17 Nov 2.30pm

Sat 17 Nov 1.30pm Thu 15 Nov 7.30pm

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RM233 Tickets Festival Theatre Edinburgh £16.50 - £30Advert AW.indd 1

Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or

20% off all other performances Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off Age 15+ Fri 23 Nov 7.30pm

Pre-Show Talk Fri 23 Nov 6.30pm

FREE but ticketed

Thu 22 to Sat 24 November

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Evenings 7.30pm Festival Theatre

In the same room, many decades apart, three parallel stories unfold. As they do, the room transforms and the characters are transported to a bustling city, a dense forest, an opulent garden and an arid plain. It’s possible that too many of their dreams are coming true… Life is a Dream is a spectacular new show from Kim Brandstrup who made the award-winning Transfigured night for Rambert in 2015. The show combines lyrical dancing from Rambert’s brilliant ensemble, a symphony orchestra playing the rich music of Witold Lutosławski and stunning imagery from filmmakers the Quay Brothers. It explores eternal desires that feel particularly relevant to today’s world: the longing for an authentic experience, and the need to dream.

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‘TINSEL-TASTIC. A HEARTFELT HIT FOR ALL AGES’

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Wed 28 November to Sun 2 December Evenings Wed to Sat 7.30pm, Sun 5pm Matinees Thu and Sat 2.30pm, Sun 1pm Festival Theatre

Your favourite festive film is now a major new musical adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films. Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’re attempting to mount a musical version! Only trouble is teacher Mr Maddens has promised that a Hollywood producer is coming to see the show to turn it into a film. Join him, his teaching assistant the crazy Mr Poppy, hilarious children and a whole lot of sparkle and shine as they struggle to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true.

Tickets £22 - £55 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Sat / Sun)

Sun 2 Dec 1pm

Sun 2 Dec 12 noon

Feel-good, funny and full of yuletide joy, Nativity! The Musical features all of the favourite sing-a-long hits from the films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth, One Night One Moment, She’s the Brightest Star and a whole host of new songs filled with the spirit of Christmas! Join us for some MAYHEM in Bethlehem!

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SAT 1 DECEMBER 2018 SUN 20 JANUARY 2019

Sat 1 December 2018 to Sun 20 January 2019 King’s Theatre

TICKET PRICES FROM STALLS DRESS CIRCLE BOXES (4 seats) UPPER CIRCLE

£35 £32.50 £35 £32.50 £130 £26 £23.50

£32 £29.50 £32 £29.50 £118 £23.50 £20.50

£25.50 £23.50 £25.50 £23.50 £94 £20.50 £17.50

schools all seats £13

Friends 2 for 1 on Tue 4 Dec 7pm or 20% off Tue 4 to Sun 9 Dec or Tue 8 to Sun 13 Jan

Groups (8+) £4 off (excl. 14 to 31 Dec) Children £3 off (excl. boxes) Concessions £2 off (Red & Green performances only, excl. top price seats and boxes)

Fri 14 Dec 7pm & Sat 5 Jan 2pm

1 hour before AD performances

Limited free places for babies under 12 months (Excl. boxes)

RELAXED PERFORMANCE THU 17 JANUARY 2PM £12 each ticket Performance adapted for people with additional needs and their families. Please book in person or on 0131 529 6000 (not available online).

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“You’re guaranteed to have a ball” THE SUNDAY MAIL IN SCOTLAND

Sat 1 Dec Sun 2 Dec Mon 3 Dec Tue 4 Dec Wed 5 Dec Thu 6 Dec Fri 7 Dec Sat 8 Dec Sun 9 Dec Mon 10 Dec Tue 11 Dec Wed 12 Dec Thu 13 Dec Fri 14 Dec Sat 15 Dec Sun 16 Dec Mon 17 Dec Tue 18 Dec Wed 19 Dec Thu 20 Dec Fri 21 Dec Sat 22 Dec Sun 23 Dec Mon 24 Dec Tue 25 Dec Wed 26 Dec Thu 27 Dec Fri 28 Dec Sat 29 Dec Sun 30 Dec Mon 31 Dec Tue 1 Jan Wed 2 Jan Thu 3 Jan Fri 4 Jan Sat 5 Jan Sun 6 Jan Mon 7 Jan Tue 8 Jan Wed 9 Jan Thu 10 Jan Fri 11 Jan Sat 12 Jan Sun 13 Jan Mon 14 Jan Tue 15 Jan Wed 16 Jan Thu 17 Jan Fri 18 Jan Sat 19 Jan Sun 20 Jan

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2pm 7pm 2pm 7pm 2pm RP 7pm 7pm 2pm 7pm 1pm 5pm

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Cinderella Sat 8 to Sun 30 December Festival Theatre

The ultimate spectacle. Primary colours that burst out of the darkness. Billowing ball gowns whisking you into a magical world. And Prokofiev’s irresistibly melodic score showing well-loved characters in a whole new light – performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella is everything you adore about the classic fairy tale – made fresh, funny and touching. We meet Cinderella at the saddest of times, then see her taken for granted by her wicked stepmother and two nasty stepsisters. But there’s no time for despair: Cinderella’s fairy godmother is casting spells of dressmaker spiders, magical roses and a very special glass slipper. Will love conquer loneliness, and light chase away the dark? Be part of the spectacle, and rediscover this classic tale. Devised by our artistic director for Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2007, Scottish Ballet staged the European premier of Cinderella to widespread acclaim in 2015.

“All in all, magic” THE OBSERVER Tickets £18.50 - £45.50 Friends 20% off Wed 12 or Wed 19 Groups (8+) Evenings £6 off

Stalls & Dress Circle seats (excl. Sat & Sun), Matinees £5 off Stalls & Dress Circle seats (excl. Sat & Sun)* Concessions £3 off (excl. Sat & Sun)* Children £ 22 (Stalls & Upper). £3 off adult price (Dress Circle)*

7.30pm

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

Wee Cinderella Fri 21 December 2.30pm

This specially adapted hour-long performance features the company’s dancers accompanied live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. The perfect way for young families to discover the magic of ballet. Tickets £16.50 Age 3+

*Excludes Wee Cinderella and Inclusive Performance

Sat 15 Dec 2.30pm

Sat 8 Dec 2.30pm Sun 9 Dec 2.30pm Wed 12 Dec 7.30pm Thu 13 Dec 2.30pm Fri 14 Dec 2.30pm Sat 15 Dec 2.30pm Wed 19 Dec 7.30pm Thu 20 Dec 2.30pm Fri 21 Dec 2.30pm Sat 22 Dec 2.30pm Sun 23 Dec 2.30pm Thur 27 Dec Fri 28 Dec 2.30pm Sat 29 Dec 2.30pm Sun 30 Dec 2.30pm

Limited free places for babies under 12 months

Sat 15 Dec 1pm

INCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE Relaxed and Dementia Friendly THU 13 DECEMBER 2.30PM £12 each ticket For people with additional needs and their families. Please book in person or on 0131 529 6000 (not available online).

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Les Misérables Tue 22 January to Sat 16 February Festival Theatre

After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables will play the Festival Theatre in 2019. This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21stCentury”. With scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, the magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs; I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, One Day More, Master Of The House and many more. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 45 countries and in 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Storm the barricades for a ticket! The performance includes gunfire, smoke and flashing light effects. Tickets £32 - £65 Running Time 2 hours 50 minutes (including interval)

Wed 30 Jan 7.30pm

Wed 6 Feb 7.30pm

Tue 22 Jan 7.30pm Wed 23 Jan 7.30pm Thu 24 Jan 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm Fri 25 Jan Sat 26 Jan 2.30pm 7.30pm Sun 27 Jan 2pm Mon 28 Jan No Performances Tue 29 Jan 7.30pm Wed 30 Jan 7.30pm Thu 31 Jan 2.30pm 7.30pm Fri 1 Feb 7.30pm Sat 2 Feb 2.30pm 7.30pm Sun 3 Feb 2pm Mon 4 Feb No Performances Tue 5 Feb 7.30pm Wed 6 Feb 7.30pm Thu 7 Feb 2.30pm 7.30pm Fri 8 Feb 7.30pm Sat 9 Feb 2.30pm 7.30pm Sun 10 Feb 2pm Mon 11 Feb No Performances Tue 12 Feb 7.30pm Wed 13 Feb 2.30pm 7.30pm Thu 14 Feb 2.30pm 7.30pm Fri 15 Feb 7.30pm Sat 16 Feb 2.30pm 7.30pm

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‘SURPASSES ALL PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS’ NORTH WEST END, BLACKPOOL

Mon 4 to Sat 9 March

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Mon to Thu 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm Sat 3pm & 7.30pm Festival Theatre Have the time of your life with the ultimate live experience Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage as it returns to Edinburgh! Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing, the record-breaking production is even better than before in this new tour. Following three blockbuster West End runs and three hit UK tours, the classic story of Baby and Johnny returns featuring the hit songs Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.

Tickets £35 - £65.50 21/03/2018 Friends 20% off Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat

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Sat 9 Mar 3pm

Sat 9 Mar 2pm Thu 7 Mar 7.30pm

“The biggest live theatre sensation of all time”

THE OBSERVER

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Sun 10 February 7.30pm King’s Theatre

Multi-million selling recording artist Barbara Dickson with her accomplished band returns to Edinburgh.

BARBARA DICKSON

SIMON REEVE AN AUDIENCE WITH

Barbara will perform a wonderful range of material drawing on her folk roots as well as performing globally known hits such as The Caravan Song, Another Suitcase in Another Hall plus lots more. Tickets £27 & £32

Sun 31 March 7.30pm King’s Theatre

Simon Reeve’s first-ever theatre tour will feature the world-famous BBC TV presenter and jounalist recount tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet. From being chased by pirates, hounded by the Mafia and bombed by Columbian barons, Simon Reeve has travelled through over 120 countries and his BBC documentaries have sold to over 60 countries around the world! Tickets £27.50

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Tue 12 to Sat 16 March

Evenings 7.30pm Matinee Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Gilbert and Sullivan’s

Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society present Gilbert & Sullivan’s legendary smash hit, The Mikado. Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu with exotic costumes and a large and impressive cast, this production promises to be a treat for all ages. Tickets £17 - £25 Friends 20% off Opening Night Groups (10+) 1 additional ticket free Concessions (Over 65s & Students) £2 off Tue, Wed & Sat eves Under 16s £10

Fri 15 Mar 7.30pm

Fri 15 Mar 6.30pm

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WORLD PREMIERE STAGE PRODUCTION

BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL BY PAULA HAWKINS AND THE DREAMWORKS FILM

Mon 25 to Sat 30 March

Tickets £18 - £31.50 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night or

Rachel Watson longs for a different life.

Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm King’s Theatre Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated. Adapted from Paula Hawkins’s novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.

20% off all performances

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Sat 30 Mar 2.30pm

Sat 30 Mar 1.30pm Thu 28 Mar 7.30pm

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Music & Lyrics in association with Churchill Theatre Bromley present

Book, Music and Lyrics by

LESLIE BRICUSSE Based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by Hugh Lofting and the Twentieth Century Fox Film Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.


Doctor Dolittle Tue 14 to Sat 25 May

Evenings 7.30pm, Sun 19 at 5pm Matinees Thu 16, Thu 23 & Sat 25 at 2.30pm, Sun 19 at 1pm Festival Theatre You’ve never seen anything like it! Doctor Dolittle returns to the stage in Leslie Bricusse’s acclaimed family musical. Join the eccentric Doctor, his human companions and his exotic menagerie of animal friends on an extraordinary adventure to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail, that holds the secret of life and making the world a happier place. With help from the Pushmi-Pullyu and his trusty sidekick Polynesia the parrot, the larger-than-life Doctor Dolittle teaches us not only to talk to the animals but to listen to them as well! Based on the popular 1967 film with Rex Harrison, this stage version has music, book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. From the producers of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, this production promises stunning visual puppetry and fun for all the family. Tickets £27 - £47 Friends 2 for 1 Opening Night if booked before 22 July

then 20% off all performances Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls & Dress) Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eves)

Fri 24 May 7.30pm

Fri 24 May 6.30pm Thu 23 May 7.30pm

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Leitheatre The Homecoming by Harold Pinter

Wed 16 to Sat 19 May Evenings 7.30pm

The Homecoming tells the story of the return to his old family home of university professor Teddy. Following up last year’s success with Bouncers, Leitheatre return to The Studio with their production of Pinter’s classic 1965 play. Tickets £12 Concessions £2 off (students, children & over 65s only) Groups (8+) £2 off Age 12+

Sat 26 May to Sun 3 June

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival returns with some of the best theatre and dance from around the world.

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TBC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

From intimate, immersive theatre designed for babies, to high-energy and thought-provoking shows for teenagers, the festival presents the gold standard for young audiences. Tickets www.imaginate.org.uk/festival

Wed 27 to Sat 30 June

Evenings 7.30pm Matinee Sat 2.30pm

Based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakenings original Broadway production took home eight Tony awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. Tickets £15 (Thu, Fri & Sat eves) £14 (Wed & Sat mats) Friends 20% off Opening Night and Matinee Concessions £2 off (Over 65s / students) Age 16+

Sat 13 October 7pm

Join us for a contemporary, laid-back, fun and glittering evening of ballroom dancing. Learn the basics with instruction from professionals, dance the night away with live music from Radio Pachuco and watch a fabulous showdance by champion dancers. Open to all skills, from beginner to advanced. Tickets £19 Age 16+

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Fri 2 & Sat 3 November

Evenings 7.30pm Matinee Sat 2.30pm

Aneurin Bevan and Jennie Lee were comrades and flatmates who together fought and preached for socialism as they saw it; he the Tredegar firebrand on the Labour backbenches, she the miner’s daughter from Fife who became a Socialist MP before she was old enough to vote. This is the story of a partnership that became one of the outstanding political marriages of the twentieth century. Tickets £15 Friends 20% off Concessions £2 off Age 12+

NYE & JENNIE

Thu 8 to Sun 11 November

Evenings 7.30pm Matinee Sat 2.30pm “There was a front but damned if we knew where.” One hundred years since the guns fell silent Captivate Theatre presents Joan Littlewood’s pioneering musical. Lest we forget … Tickets £18.50 Concessions £2 off Age 12+

OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR

Wed 12 to Mon 24 December 10.30am & 1.30pm

Poggle is the story of Vince, who wants to explore the forest but is too scared, until one day he meets Poggle, a friendly creature. Together they go on an adventure through the forest where they discover the magical musical tree. A warm hearted sensory dance theatre piece with live music, clapping rhythms and comedy throughout in an imaginatively changing world which the children have the chance to explore. Tickets £10 Concessions £2 off Running time 40 mins Age 2-5

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Take Part

The Festival Theatre, the King’s Theatre and The Studio are run by Capital Theatres, a registered charity. In addition to the shows on our stages, we engage people of all ages in our learning & participation programme. We encourage you to join in. Get in touch!

Hannah Griffiths, Head of Learning & Participation, hannah.griffiths@capitaltheatres.com 0131 622 8099 Cat Sheridan, Learning and Participation Coordinator, catrin.sheridan@capitaltheatres.com 0131 622 8427 Paul Hudson, Dementia Friendly Projects Coordinator, paul.hudson@capitaltheatres.com 0131 622 8444

Capital Theatres - Access All Areas Thu 11 , 18, 25 Oct & 1, 15, 18 Nov 3.30pm-5.30pm

National Theatre, Macbeth Page to Stage Thu 25 October 11am -12:30pm Festival Theatre

Specifically designed to unlock the extraordinary creative learning opportunities of Macbeth.

This 6-week course offers you an exclusive look at the inner workings of one of the largest independent theatre organisations in Scotland. Sessions cover programming, operations, marketing, fundraising, learning & participation, technical and the history of our three venues. If you’re wondering about careers in the arts, or simply want to take an in-depth look behind the scenes at the Festival, King’s and Studio theatres, this is for you. Cost £60, including tours of the Festival and

King’s theatres, plus weekly refreshments Bursaries are available. For a confidential conversation, please contact Cat Sheridan, catrin.sheridan@capitaltheatres.com

Young people will have the unique experience of interacting with members of Macbeth’s creative team and the National Theatre’s learning team to explore some of the background to the rehearsal and technical processes that have brought this magical production to life, as well as a chance to ask questions of company members at the end. Free Schools

National Theatre, Macbeth CPD Fri 26 October 2pm-4pm The Studio

A hands-on understanding of how to create characters through staging and physicality; the workshops give a taste of the rehearsal processes bringing this classic text to life. This workshop will be facilitated by the Associate Director of Macbeth. Free Limited numbers

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You can also Play your Part and help us bring more theatre to more people. To learn more, visit www.capitaltheatres.com/support

EIF - The End of Eddy Workshop for Teachers

15 June

The Studio “My crime wasn’t doing something. My crime was being something. Being different in a way everyone else could see.” The Edinburgh International Festival is keen to work with schools booking for The End of Eddy. To explore the themes of the production and gain an insight into the development and staging process, the International Festival is offering a CPD session for teachers, workshops for students and additional learning resources, led by creative practitioners from Unicorn Theatre. Workshops for students and teachers will be held in schools in August. Places are limited and those booking for the production will get priority.

designs provided by Edinburgh College lecturer Anya Glinski. Free Simply drop in

For more information contact the Creative Learning team at the Edinburgh International Festival: creativelearning@eif.co.uk

10.30am-12.30pm Festival Theatre, Milburn Gallery

Performing Arts Studio Scotland – Edwardian Costume Exhibition 5 to 19 June 10am-6pm Festival Theatre, Milburn Gallery

Twelve incredibly detailed and historically accurate costumes will be on display for two weeks. Take an up-close look at the beautiful pieces and explore how they have been translated from the original designs. As part of their training, students adopted the role of a costume cutter and maker, working on a period production set and producing costumes and accessories using

Vintage Chorus 1 May to 3 July

The Vintage Chorus is an informal choir for older singers who have time on their hands and a song in their heart. Led by singer & cellist Wendy Wetherby with pianist Duncan Black, the group sings all sorts of music and everyone’s welcome. You don’t need to be able to read music to join. The focus is on singing together in a relaxed atmosphere, in the lovely surroundings of the Festival Theatre.

Curious?

Want to find out more? The first two rehearsals are free taster sessions. Please call Paul in advance on 0131 622 8444 or email paul.hudson@capitaltheatres.com The cost for the remainder of the term (15 May to 3 July) is £32. Bursaries are available. Call Paul for a confidential conversation.

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Take Part Richard Alston Dance Company The Studio

Public open rehearsal

Tue 18 September 5pm-6.30pm

Richard Alston Dance Company returns to Edinburgh with two brand new creations. Be the very first to catch a glimpse at our open rehearsals led by Richard Alston and the dancers. Cost £5

Polish workshop

Wed 19 September 12.30pm-3pm

Join dancer Ania Jurek from Richard Alston Dance Company for an hour-long workshop, led in Polish! This taster session will introduce some of the movement used by Richard Alston and his company. No experience needed. Free

Taster sessions

Wed 18 September 4pm-6.50pm For ages 14-24

Fri 21 September 12.30pm-3pm For ages 55+

With these workshops you get the chance to explore some of the material created by Richard Alston, not as audience members but as active participants in a practical workshop, working in the Studio with teaching artists from the company. There will be a warm up class to introduce Alston’s style of movement then a chance to learn sections of repertoire. Some dance experience would be useful but not essential. Cost £10

CPD workshop

Fri 21 September 4pm-6.30pm

Join a teaching artist from Richard Alston Dance Company for a dose of inspiration! This CPD session gives teachers a chance to understand the meaning behind the movement. The workshop will focus on learning a section of Richard’s repertoire and looking at tasks to develop compositional skills for students including background information on how Richard uses music. Cost £20

Backstage tours The first Saturday of each month: 5 May & 2 June 10.30am-12.30pm Festival Theatre King’s Theatre

A great chance to get behind the scenes and see the workings of our two iconic theatres. Refreshments included. Cost £10 (£8 friends) BSL and enhanced hearing tours available but must be booked in advance online, email: bookings@capitaltheatres.com Unless otherwise stated, for all events please book through the Box Office

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Proud to be dementia friendly These events and performances are suitable for people living with dementia, their family and friends.

Tea Party with Live Music Now Mon 21 May, Mon 16 July, Mon 17 September 2pm-3.30pm Festival Theatre

Refreshments and live music are provided. There are limited car parking spaces available in the courtyard. Car parking spaces can be booked by calling stage door on 0131 622 1112. Call 0131 529 6000 to book tickets. £2 per person

Festival Theatre Drop in Café The last Wednesday of each month 2pm-3.30pm Festival Theatre Café The drop-in café at the Festival Theatre is for anyone affected by dementia. Our next café is on Wed 30 May. Call Paul on 0131 622 8444 for more information

Tour of the Festival Theatre Sat 16 June 10.30am-2.30pm

A dementia friendly tour of the historic Festival Theatre with the opportunity to go on stage and socialise after the tour over teas, coffee and cake. Meet in the Festival Theatre café. Call 0131 529 6000 to book tickets £2 per person

Capital Focus

We have secured a further 2 years funding for our dementia friendly theatres work and are inviting people affected by dementia to help us shape the next stage of the project. Could you help us choose our programme of events, tell us what you would like to see at our theatres and generally just let us know how we are doing? Contact Paul Hudson for more information (details below). For more information on Capital Theatres dementia friendly programme of events call project coordinator Paul Hudson on 0131 622 8444 or email paul.hudson@capitaltheatres.com

The dementia friendly communities project is supported with funding from the Life Changes Trust.

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Access Wheelchair users Please book wheelchair spaces in advance. All spaces have adjacent seats for companions Festival Theatre has 8 spaces in the stalls. The Studio has 2 spaces at the front. King’s Theatre has 8 spaces in the stalls. Assistance Animals are welcome at all three theatres Headsets and Personal Induction Loops Available for all performances. Collect from a member of staff on arrival. The number of headsets and loops are limited. Box Office staff can advise on best seats for reception. Captioning Captioning is a bit like subtitles on TV. Captions are shown on two raised display units either side of the stage. The text is in large print and delivered at the same time as the words are spoken or sung. Please mention if you wish to use this service when booking your tickets. BSL – Sign Language Interpreted A BSL Interpreter will stand on one side of the stage and interpret all spoken or sung speech. Please mention if you wish to use this service when booking your tickets. Audio Description Audio Description is a form of audio-visual translation. Through a headset (collect on arrival) a describer will tell you where the characters are on stage, what they are wearing, how they gesture and what the set looks like. Please mention if you wish to use this service when booking your tickets. Touch Tours Touch Tours of the set, costumes and props are usually available from one hour before the Audio Described show. Touch Tour tickets are free and should be requested in advance. Touch Tours are exclusively for those using the audio description service and their companions. Accessible Parking The Festival Theatre has a limited number of spaces available for accessible parking and pickup/dropoff in the courtyard. Please check with Stage Door for availability on 0131 662 1112. For full access information please visit: capitaltheatres.com/festival-access or capitaltheatres.com/kings-access. To request a large print, braille or audio brochure, please contact us on 0131 622 8410 68 Call 0131 529 6000 to book or to book a group (8+) call 0131 529 6005


Information

How to book

Tickets for all our shows can be purchased from any of our venues. w Online capitaltheatres.com w I n Person at the Festival or King’s Theatres (Mon to Sat 10am-6pm or until curtain-up) wP  hone 0131 529 6000 (Mon to Sat 11am-6pm) wG  roups (8+) 0131 529 6005 (Mon to Fri 11am-6pm) wN  ext Generation Text (NGT) Relay 18002 0131 529 6003 (a text relay assistant will relay the phone conversation between you and our Box Office)

How to find us

w Festival Theatre 13-29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9FT wK  ing’s Theatre 2 Leven St, Edinburgh EH3 9LQ wT  he Studio 22 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BL BY CAR No parking on Nicolson St or Leven St. Single yellow lines and Pay & Display spaces available on side streets. BY TAXI Drop-off points outside front doors at both theatres. We are happy to order a taxi after the performance for those with mobility issues.

w Student/Young Scot Standby Tickets from £10 on the day from midday to half an hour before curtain. Stalls and upper only and subject to availability. Valid ID required. w Babes in Arms On selected family shows, babies under 12 months will   e admitted to sit on their parent/carer’s lap. b A limited number of free Babes-in-Arms tickets are available per performance – please book at the time of purchase. All babies require a ticket for entry. Babies do not qualify as group members for group discounts. w Concessions Available for full-time students, senior citizens (65+), unwaged (with proof), people with disabilities, Young Scot cardholders, school parties, children, Edinburgh Leisure Cardholders. All Concessions are advertised on show pages where available. Exclusions may apply to all discounts and are subject to availability and not available on all shows. Discounts can be withdrawn at any time. Discounts apply to full price tickets only. Only one discount per ticket. Proof of status must be shown where appropriate. Booking T&Cs can be found on our website: edtheatres.com/terms

Theatre Development Fund

Ticket prices include a contribution to our theatre development fund which pays for the restoration and up keep of our theatres

Terms

Please see our website capitaltheatres.com/ terms for full terms and conditions or capitaltheatres.com/faq for some frequently asked questions.

Discounts

w Friends 2 for 1 ticket offers or 20% off a pair of tickets for many opening nights, or 20% off many other performances all year round. w Groups (8+) Discounts apply for most shows please see individual show pages for details – only available through Group Sales on 0131 529 6005. All info correct at time of going to print

w Refunds Sorry, we do not offer refunds on ticket purchases. w Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance, which could be the interval. The Latecomers Policy is set on a show-by-show basis. We advise you to arrive at least 30min before the performance to avoid queues, especially if collecting tickets. w Admission Policy Management reserves the right to refuse admission. w Cancelled Performance If a performance is cancelled we will make every effort to accommodate you at another time, or offer a refund.

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PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS Dedicate a seat in the King’s and Festival Theatres to celebrate a life, mark a special occasion or simply show your love of theatre. Arrange your seat dedication by calling 0131 622 8087 or by emailing catriona.boyce@capitaltheatres.com 70 Call 0131 529 6000 to book or to book a group (8+) call 0131 529 6005


Welcome

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Audio Description

Touch Tours

BSL – Sign Language Interpreted

MAY

Wheelchair Spaces

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BIRDSONG

GRUMPY OLD WOMEN THRILLER LIVE

King’s Theatre

King’s Theatre

MAY

Tue 8 to Sat 12 May (p6)

Sun 13 May (p10)

Mon 14 to Sat 19 May (p7) Festival Theatre

Leitheatre THE HOMECOMING Wed 16 to Sat 19 May (p62) The Studio

Festival Theatre Seating Plan

Join us for our first season under our new organisational name, Capital Theatres. Same outstanding service, same great shows at the Festival and King’s theatres and The Studio. For more info and to join our mailing list go to capitaltheatres.com

King’s Theatre

Festival Theatre

King’s Theatre

Scottish Opera EUGENE ONEGIN 23, 26, 29 & 31 May (p9) Festival Theatre

MAY - JUNE

Tue 22 to Sat 26 May (p8)

Screening JULIUS CAESAR

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL CURTAIN

THE AW BLACKS SING IN THE CITY

MATTHEW BOURNE’S CINDERELLA

Festival Theatre

King’s Theatre

Festival Theatre

Festival Theatre

Mon 28 May to Sat 2 June (p11)

Sat 2 June (p10)

JUNE

Fri 25 May (p14)

Tue 5 to Sat 9 June (p13)

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EUGENE ONEGIN

‘TRULY AMAZING’ Mark Brown · DAILY TELEGRAPH

LOVE FROM MARTI PELLOW A STRANGER Sun 10 Thriller_Edinburgh_Brochure_210x148.indd 1 June (p10) Tue 5 to Sat 9 June (p15) King’s Theatre

Festival Theatre

THE LAST SHIP

Tue 12 to Sat 16 June (p16) Festival Theatre

CROSS CURRENTS Fri 15 June (p18)

27/11/2017 08:15

King’s Theatre

‘A valentine to the power of love’ NORTHERN STAGE

in association with

KARL SYDOW

& KATHRYN SCHENKER

King’s Theatre Seating Plan

SUNSHINE ON LEITH

Sun 20 & Mon 21 May (p10)

A New Adventures Production

Wheelchair Spaces

SHEN YUN

Fri 18 & Sat 19 May (p12)

Tchaikovsky

Cover: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella Photo: Hugo Glendinning

DOUBLE FEATURE

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FEATURING THE SONGS OF

MICHAEL AND THE JACKSON 5

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CAST INCLUDES

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RICHARD FLEESHMAN CHARLIE HARDWICK JOE

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THE AWARD WINNING MUSICAL

SARA CROWE

KAREN DUNBAR

RUTH MADOC

REBECCA STORM

DENISE WELCH

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ANNA-JANE CASEY

WHAT’S ON from May 2018

FERN BRITTON

★★★★★

DAILY MAIL, THE INDEPENDENT, METRO, MIRROR, LONDON THEATRE, THE STAGE, THE SUN, THE PEOPLE, SUNDAY MIRROR

TUESDAY 2 – SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER

WHAT’S ON from May 2018

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