Burns

Burns

Live at
Edinburgh Playhouse
Fri 20 Jan - Sat 21 Jan 2023
Closed
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
2 hours 30 minutes incl. interval
Fri and Sat at 19:30
Sat at 14:30
Age guidance: 12+ Contains adult scenes
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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.

Burns

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.

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.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Ambassador Lounge - Pre-show & interval table service (Charge applies)
Membership Benefits - 10% off drinks

Although designed as a variety theatre, the Edinburgh Playhouse opened in 1929 as Scotland’s second largest cinema. It was hugely successful and remained so until the downturn in cinema attendance in the early 70s. When it closed in November 1973, the building was at risk of demolition, but following several years of public ‘save the Playhouse’ campaigns it was eventually saved. It reopened in 1980 as the fully functional theatre it was always intended to be. Since then, it has hosted some of the world's biggest music and stand-up comedy acts including, Elton John, The Who, Nick Cave, Kevin Bridges and Tim Minchin and international hit musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, We Will Rock You, Wicked, Matilda and Disney’s The Lion King. 

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Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 20 Jan - Sat 21 Jan 2023
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
2 hours 30 minutes incl. interval
Fri and Sat at 19:30
Sat at 14:30
Age guidance: 12+ Contains adult scenes
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
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Flexible tickets
25% off drinks at the bar at our members' happy hours (10% in Scotland)
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