Burns Prod Shot

Burns

Live at
Edinburgh Playhouse
Fri 20 Jan - Sat 21 Jan 2023
  Tickets available from £30.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.80
Burns. A reimagination of the life of the Scottish 'People's Poet', Robert Burns.

Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 20 Jan - Sat 21 Jan 2023
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
Fri and Sat at 19:30
Sat at 14:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Why go and see it?

“You have to look back to see the way forward...”

Robert Burns is alive and well and living in the modern world! A genius with weakness? Yes. A womaniser, yes, but a cheat, no. Gifted, passionate and flawed, this farmer's son wants to make his father proud but is pulled between a life of duty and the calling of his creative destiny.

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When his musical masterpiece written for 'The King of Pop' thrills the world, the fame Robert earns burns brightly...his new social media virality shining on both the light and the dark of his deeds, ultimately sparking a return to his roots to reach his salvation.

Hilarious, harrowing and heart-warming, Burns gives you an inside view to the man you raise a glass to - for auld lang syne! Written by Scottish composer, musician and playwright Tish Tindall, this musical is an evolution of a Burns project now over 30 years in the making, first premiering in Hollywood as the Michael Jackson and David Gest collaboration Red Red Rose.

Helmed by Tish Tindall as the Narrator and featuring an all-female cast outwith the bard himself, Burns will debut at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 20th January 2023.

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Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
Edinburgh Waverley Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
The theatre bars are located on the stalls, mezzanine, circle and balcony levels offering a wide selection of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks. Why not be added to the Managers Guest List and reserve a table for you and your party in our luxurious new bar The Boards. Contact the venue direct to book your table 0131 524 3372.
Select one of our bespoke packages, or we can tailor individual events to your requirements. Please note the Greenside Lane Bistro is located 25 steps up from street level and the Ambassador Lounge is located 33 steps up from street level.
There is no cloakroom available at this venue.

Edinburgh Playhouse started life as a large, single screen cinema in 1929. In 1980, the building was sold again and reopened as a fully functional theatre. Since then, the Playhouse has been host to some of the world's biggest musicals, including Les Misérables and Mamma Mia.

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Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 20 Jan - Sat 21 Jan 2023
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
Fri and Sat at 19:30
Sat at 14:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: