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“21st century shows in a theatre more suitable for ''the good old days '”

Edinburgh Playhouse
Ranked #75 of 418 things to do in Edinburgh
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Visited to see the lion king , amazing show bit the theatre is lacking . The stage enjoyed a rebuild to house larger scale touring productions but front of house needs a similar refurb. Seats are cramped, views not great, climate control poor and the auditorium is noisy . I enjoyed a fantastic show in less than comfortable surroundings ( I had a balcony seat but have previously been in circle and stalls - same issues )

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Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

The Lion King musical was amazing. Fantastic attention to detail, cast were all great and it managed to have a west-end quality despite being in a small venue. Worth seeing.

Arrive early as the entrance had long queues and late arrivals were refused admission.

Take water in with you as it gets extremely hot and the lines for drinks are horrific, as well as overpriced snacks/drinks.

The queues for the toilets were awful so be prepared to stand in long lines during the interval.

The theatre itself was really warm despite it being november, wear layers so you can strip off in there! It was a really uncomfortable heat.

We had row A circle seats, think leg room would have been limited for taller guests. The view was great as was access to bathrooms and entrance/exit when leaving.

We parked at the omni centre which is really close by and wasnt too pricey.

Thank citychick87
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Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Whilst the lion king show was undoubtably fantastic, the show was completely ruined for me by the most uncomfortable seats in the world! There is more seating room on a Ryanair plane!!! The heat was also unbearable too! I would recommend going to see the lion king as it is fantastic but avoid this menu at all costs.

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Matinee performance today...very disappointing. Have never heard such a bad rendition of "Can you feel the love". Seemed like it was a stand in cast. Show seemed to lack cohesion. Costumes superb but overall definitely not West End quality......so out of synch with other reviews but worst musical performance I have been to.

Thank Ch00ks
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Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic show. I saw this show years ago in the westerns and it was just as good if not better here. Zazoo defiantly added that little something to it with his Scottish accent which was rather amusing. The cast were fab as were the props. Music was just mesmerising. It took me back to my childhood. Would recommend this to all ages :-)

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