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Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing in Edinburgh

dirty dancing in edinburghThe iconic film starring Patrick Swayze has been loved by millions for 25 years. The musical took London by storm and now it is on tour!

Dirty Dancing in Edinburgh has now closed

Edinburgh Theatre Breaks’ next show: Cats

Dirty Dancing is a powerful story of love, freedom and acceptance. The hugely successful West End adaptation will show at the Edinburgh Playhouse from 4th December 2012 -9th January 2013.

America in 1963 and Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is spending summer with her family at an all inclusive holiday camp. 17 years old she is the apple of her father’s eye but in this coming of age story ‘Baby’ learns the ways of the world and her father must see her for the young woman she has become. Falling in love with the camps working class dance instructor Johnny Castle, ‘Baby’ and Johnny must face the prejudice of class differences if there love will last the summer.

The original film was released in 1987 and won an Oscar for the iconic song ‘I’ve Had the Time of My Life’. Dirty Dancing features outstanding dancing alongside the hit songs from the film including ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the phenomenal ‘I’ve Had The Time Of My Life’.

Theatre Breaks in Edinburgh featuring Dirty Dancing include tickets for the following performance times.
Evenings: Monday to Saturday at 19:30, Friday 20.00
Matinees: Saturday 14.30, Friday 17.00

Including interval the performance time is 2 hours 30 minutes.

9 to 5 in Edinburgh

9 to 5 – the musical comes to Edinburgh

9 to 5 – the musical is based on the 1980 film of the same name is coming to BACK the Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday 04 to Saturday 08 June 2013. The show is a great ne9 to 5 edinburgh playhouse for theatre breaksw musical comedy with songs written by the fabulous Dolly Parton including of course, the smash hit title track: 9 to 5

  • You will be able to book 9-5  the musical Theatre Breaks in Edinburgh soon

9 to 5 the Musical is a fantastic comedy taking the everyday grind of working life and turning it upside down as three female employees seek revenge on their misogynistic boss Franklin Hart, Jr. The three women come together in a series of outrageous and hilarious events as they try to bring equality into the work place. This show is every bit as entertaining as the original film which starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin experiencing prejudice and disappointment in their work life’s

The musical version of the film including the Tony and Grammy nominated score by Dolly Parton, opened on Broadway on April 30, 2009, before embarking on a US tour.

Tuesday 04 to Saturday 08 June 2013
Tuesday evening 20:00
Wednesday to Saturday evenings 19.30
Wednesday and Saturday matinees 14.30

9 to 5 The Musical – Edinburgh Theatre Breaks includes tickets with hotel accommodation. We also have tickets available without accommodation if you do not need hotel accommodation: click on the Book Tickets link above.

Edinburgh Shows – Sister Act Theatre Breaks

Sister Act Theatre Breaks at the Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh

Sister Act Theatre Breaks at the Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh

Just as one smash hit musical based on a film closes in Edinburgh, another opens.

Hot on the heals of Legally Blonde – the musical comes Sister Act – the musical.

Sister Act the film starred Whoopi Goldberg as Delores (a tart with a heart type character) who is  a witness to a gangland killing and is forced to hide out in a nunnery to keep her safe before the trial. If you remember she fills in the time taking over the choir and generally causing havoc!

So this is excellent musical fayre and indeed it has been providing audiences with a memorable night out everywhere it has appeared.

Even though the songs are original they have a classic quality to them. This is due to the fact that they are written by Alan Menken – the genius song writter behind many recent Disney films (including Beauty and the Beast and Alladin) and such stage classics as Little Shop of Horrors and A Christmas Carol.

Sister Act, Edinburgh is an action packed, family friendly feel good show. Full of songs inspired by Motown, funk, soul and disco you will be sure to be up on your feet dancing in the aisles.

The show stars Coronation Street’s Denise Black as Mother Superior

Sister Act Theatre Breaks in Edinburgh start at the Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh on Tuesday 01 November 2011 for two weeks.
Evenings: Mon to Sat at 19:30, Matinees: Wed and Sat at 14:30.

Edinburgh Shows – Legally Blonde Theatre Breaks

Legally Blonde Edinburgh Theatre Breaks

Legally Blonde Edinburgh Theatre Breaks

Beyond the four weeks of the year the Festival takes place, Edinburgh plays host to some of the biggest musical productions and our Theatre and Hotel Breaks start at ONLY £62pp during the week and £75pp at weekends.

So if you are looking for an autumn or winter city break to Edinburgh then we have some real treats for you!

Still playing in London, Legally Blonde – the musical is the stage show version of the smash hit comedy film starring Reece Witherspoon.

For those of you who don’t remember Legally Blonde is the story of the young and beautiful Elle Woods who is dumped by her boyfriend as he heads off to Havard. In an attempt to win him back, she follows him to Harvard to embark on a law degree.

Things don’t start well, but with the help of teaching assistant Emmett Forrest, the support of her new found friend and beautician, Paullette, not to mention her own instinct for what is right and wrong Elle soon realises what is truly important and focuses on flourishing at her law degree and helping those who can’t help themselves!

With great songs and a truly feel-good script Legally Blonde – the musical is a great highlight to you Edinburgh Break

Legally Blonde comes to the Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh for two weeks from 06 September 2011. We have availability for theatre and hotel breaks from ONLY £61.25pp but supply is short so do hurry! Book your Legally Blonde The Musical Theatre Break Now

Other Shows: We Will Rock You / Sister Act

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Edinburgh Theatre Breaks

Elegant and exciting, Edinburgh is one of Europe’s truly great cities – a thriving modern capital steeped in history.

Edinburgh is a destination awash with culture, history and art. Its home to the world’s biggest annual cultural gathering and a vibrant year-round nightlife that’s amongst the best you’ll ever encounter.

Yet Edinburgh’s also a remarkably ‘green’ place with luscious parks and gardens (including the superb Royal Botanic Garden) and it’s surrounded by some of Scotland’s finest countryside.

Royal Edinburgh 2 Day Package feat. Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Edinburgh Playhouse returned to its former glory in 1993 and is now one of the most successful theatres in Britain. This wonderful, vast old theatre hosts a wealth of world-class musicals, ballets, opera, comedy and concerts throughout the year.

Sister Act
Legally Blonde
We Will Rock You

Plus the world famous Edinburgh Tattoo