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It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.

Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams... and a soulless marriage.

JUNE

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

19 ARTHUR STREET

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Join Captain Tempest and his fearless crew on their journey into hyperspace… and beyond! This winner of the 1990 Olivier Award for Best Musical bursts with red hot rock and roll hits, including Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, Teenager in Love, The Young Ones and The Monster Mash. So fasten your seat belts, set your ray guns to stun and get ready for a cosmic adventure of meteoric proportions! Bob Carlton’s smash hit West End musical takes the 1956 film, with plot taken from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, raids the Bard’s other plays at will (and not always absolutely verbatim) and sets it to a score of great pop hits from the 1960s and 70s including: Heard it Through the Grapevine, Young Girl, Good Vibrations, Gloria and many more.

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JUNE

RETURN TO THE

FORBIDDEN PLANET

19 ARTHUR STREET

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The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

AUGUST FULL RUN

FRINGE FESTIVAL

OLIVER!

HIL STREET THEATRE

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Each evening we will be performing our sultry cabaret which includes three free samples of gin in your free shot glass as we inform you how gin are made. The cabaret will be interspersed with knowledge about each spirit, how it's brewed and what gives it its distinctive flavour. So by mixing a little bit of music with two of Scotland's major exports, a fantastic night is guaranteed for all. A brilliant way to round off or start your Edinburgh Fringe evening. A must see show and experience.

AUGUST FULL RUN

FRINGE FESTIVAL

THE GIN SHOW

HIL STREET THEATRE

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The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day's American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny's attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to execute the story line.

AUGUST FULL RUN

FRINGE FESTIVAL

AMERICAN IDIOT

HIL STREET THEATRE

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Come along and eat your free haggis, neeps and tatties as you find out the life story of Robert Burns. Told through his songs and spoken word, this is a must for anyone interested in Burns. This lunchtime show provides you with a free lunch of haggis as the cast lead you through the highs and lows of Scotland's national Bard. His songs and poetry will live forever and in this production we see how his life influenced his writings. This haunting tale will stay with you for a long time.

AUGUST FULL RUN

FRINGE FESTIVAL

HAGGIS, NEEPS & BURNS

HIL STREET THEATRE

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Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart.

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.

AUGUST FULL RUN

FRINGE FESTIVAL

AVENUE Q

HIL STREET THEATRE