Edinburgh’s highly acclaimed theatre scene has long been associated with the annual Fringe Festival, which in recent years has nurtured experimental new work including hit musical SIX. However, the city is also a hugely popular destination for big-budget shows on tour. Anyone daunted by the long trip down to London’s West End can happily hum along to show tunes from the best musical theatre scores, right on their own doorstep.
2022 is a bumper year for Edinburgh musicals, with Disney’s sensational The Lion King visiting over the summer, alongside Olivier Award winners including Dreamgirls, Waitress and the outrageous The Book of Mormon.
The Lion King
Running for over twenty years, this classic Disney family musical will wow young and old alike with its stunning costumes and choreography.
Menopause The Musical 2
This hilarious and moving look at menopause, love, and friendship with will show all of the highs and lows that go along with them.
Ren has just moved to town, but soon finds that music and dancing are banned. He takes it upon himself to show them how wrong they are.
The Book of Mormon
This raucous musical comedy from the creators of South Park follows two Mormon missionaries on their mission trip.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic family musical comes to Edinburgh. Starring Jason Donovan as Pharaoh.
This love letter to soul is a real feel-good musical! This rockin' production will leave you wanting to "Try a Little Tenderness."
From a small town to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this cracking musical brings all the hits of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to life!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The classic Roald Dahl tale is deliciously brought to life through sumptuous song and dance.