Big Band Does... Broadway

Cabaret and Variety (musical theatre, music)

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  • 22:45
  • Aug 17
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: BBD Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


BBD Productions make their debut at the Fringe with Big Band Does… Broadway. Join an 18-piece band and a cast of singers and dancers to journey through Broadway’s greatest hits from the 40s to current day. From Company to A Chorus Line, Hairspray to Hamilton, and West Side Story to Wicked we can guarantee there will be something for everyone in this high energy, fast paced celebration of musical theatre.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access is via a different route across the courtyard of the Royal College of Surgeons, our box office can advise.
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Barbara Grant 149 days ago

Disappointing. We felt the show was pretty amateurish - only one real performer as the others were very wooden. Voice amplification was inadequate with a 17 piece band and ideally it should have been in a larger space as everything and everybody were very cramped. 5/10

Suzanne Roy 157 days ago

This high energy show delivered feel good factor in buckets. Just the pick me up I needed for the last week of the school holidays! The hour flew by, packed with show tunes delivered by amazingly talented performers and musicians. I was very impressed with the quality of vocals from the performers who were able to hold their own with the 18 piece band and deliver slick, superbly choreographed numbers.
This show has something for everyone. My 12 year old daughter loved the more recent songs from musicals such as Wicked and Frozen while 85 year old granny loved the older tunes.
The final testament of the quality of the show was the fact that everyone leaving had a smile on their face. There certainly was ' Something About this Night'! Get your tickets before they're gone.

Jill Robertson 158 days ago

What a superb opening night for this show a definite must for all musical theatre lovers! Superb vocals and choreography throughout the show with the added sound of the amazing instrumentals from the 18 piece band. It takes you on a musical theatre journey across the decades. A standing ovation on the first night sums it up! This is a must see show!

Gregor Dickson 158 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this - a must-see for anyone who loves musical theatre, fusing superb vocals from a 10 strong cast and great instrumentals from an 18 piece band ... this is no small-scale show!
Five musicals are featured in the first five minutes alone - Oklahoma!, Carousel, On The Town, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy - and this sets the pace for a superb hour.
What makes this show really stand out from other musical theatre showcases is the novel arrangements - beautiful female harmonies in ‘Nowadays’ from Chicago, a trio gender-swap ‘You Could Drive A Person Crazy' (following the lead of the recent West End production of Company), and even the obligatory Les Miserables medley gets a shake-up, with an effective fusion of 'I Dreamed A Dream' and 'On My Own'.
A memorable band arrangement brings Legally Blonde, The Producers and Hamilton together, and there is a good balance between the well-knowns (Wicked, Annie) and the less well-knowns (Finding Neverland, Young Frankenstein).
And 'Let It Go' is worth the ticket price alone. Go see!

Dave B 158 days ago

OMG - we saw the first night this was amazing - a cast of thousands (well it seemed like it in the room), amazing music, singing and dance. Slight issues with some of the artistes mic's but i'm sure they will fix that in future shows - highly recommended

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ScotsGay (4/5 stars) 156 days ago

BBD productions make their Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut with this impressive late-night extravaganza of the best of Broadway featuring a magnificent 18-piece big band and what a great evening’s entertainment it is. Taking us on a journey of the great white way from the 1940s to the present day, a...

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