Musicals and Opera (musical theatre)

  • Paradise in Augustines - The Sanctuary
  • 17:30
  • Aug 12
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Thistle N' Thorn Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of sexual violence, Strobe lighting, More information
  • 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 do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


1963: On the eve of their deployment to Vietnam, a group of young American Marines devise a cruel bet. The rules are simple: pay $50 to throw a party and the man with the ugliest date wins the pot! But when Eddie chooses Rose as his date she rewrites the rules of the game and his last night turns into a lesson on the power of compassion and kindness. With soaring music from Pasek and Paul this hauntingly beautiful show is based on the 1991 Nancy Savoca film of the same name.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Audience enters from George IV Bridge, with a couple of steps from the street into the building. A temporary ramp is available when required. The Sanctuary has level access from front of house. The audience enter down the side of a raked seating rig, with one row of seats on the floor and several further rows accessed via steps on a central aisle.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Level Access

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Kenneth 48 days ago

A talented cast of singers and actors work together to make this story believable and hold the audience's attention throughout.
The company do a fine job of balancing the aggressive misogyny of the youthful Marines' challenge with the developing tender relationship between Eddie and Rose. The standard of performance is high throughout, with exceptional perfomances by Scott Binnie as Eddie and Kirsty Allan as Marcy.
The live band is excellent and the simple set allows for effective use of the space.
All in all, this is definitely a show to recommend and the rest of the audience clearly shared my enthusiasm - get along to Paradise Green on George IV Bridge to see it before the run ends

Anne Mitchell 49 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed tonight's show. Cast were brilliant .Full of enthusiasm and really brought out the story line with great passion, feeling and humour. Well worth seeing

Simon Beattie 50 days ago

I saw this show tonight and was blown away by all of the performances, especially the central couple -played by Scott Binnie and Riodhna Walsh. Other standouts for me were Charlie Corliss, Seumas Cross and Sam Eastop. The rest of the ensemble brought the story to life wonderfully and by the last few scenes, the audience were routing for the main characters. The stage is not big, yet Director Mairi Cross was able to make the most of split levels and limited props. All together a great show, with good songs, a great live band and strong performances. A must see for 2023.

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All Edinburgh Theatre (3/5 stars) 45 days ago

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