Semi-Toned Presents: Life on Mars

Music (a cappella, comedy)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
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Internationally renowned a cappella sensation Semi-Toned return to Edinburgh, following two consecutive sell-out runs at the Fringe. This time, the boys in burgundy want to go further. 140 million miles further – to Mars. Using their unique blend of stellar vocals, astronomical harmonies and out-of-this-world choreography, the group battle to get there. A comedy music show that is sure to wow audiences of all ages, so buckle in and get ready for blast off.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Ramp into building.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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ANNA AITCHISON 148 days ago

This show was such fun; brilliant singing, witty script and gentle self deprecation. You could not help but smile.

Henry Edwards 149 days ago

Year on year, Semi-Toned’s fringe show is strung together using themes which provide something different to your standard a cappella group. This year, the group attempts to become the first a cappella performers on Mars - and in my opinion it’s their strongest script yet! They don’t take themselves too seriously, whilst (almost) all the jokes are funny and well-placed. Their songs cover a huge variety, from Space Oddity to the Pina Colada Song, and everything in between... all sung with great musicality and their trademark choreography. Although occasionally it may make you groan a little at some of the quips, this show will definitely make you smile, laugh and be suitably impressed by the group’s abilities. By all accounts, they have been selling very well - and rightly so. Recommended watching!

Ann 150 days ago

Wonderful Acapella music with all the boys singing strongly - loved the background beatbox. Have not seen the group before, and I suspect they were trying something different with acting a little - this needs some work boys! Great to see them after the show

James 150 days ago

A lifelong hater of a cappella, these talented and hilarious boys have made me reluctantly admit that actually, it can be pretty great. Worth seeing even if it's not usually your thing - make this the one group you see!

Maurice McKeown 152 days ago

I saw 27 shows in 4 days but this was one of my favourites. The guys are so talented as singers but their personalities and flair for comedy really shone through. I just loved the show. Highly recommended - 5 stars.

Alessia 152 days ago

Semi-toned gave an energetic and fresh performance in their show ‘Life on Mars’ setting a high standard of A cappella at the Fringe. Their impressive vocals and imaginative choreography paired with their comedic acting made for a spectacular performance.
The punchy and witty script writing and intriguing concept kept the transitions from song to song light-hearted and consistently entertaining.
Stand-out songs were ‘Rocketman’, ‘Ain’t Nobody’ and ‘For Island Fires and Family’ featuring effortlessly flawless solos.
I thoroughly enjoyed this show and would highly recommend! (Warning: contains hilarious audience interaction)

Sarah Talbot 155 days ago

I have been to see Semi Toned at the Fringe the past four years and the shows have all been great fun. This year with Life on Mars the boys have delivered a funny and slick performance yet again. The humorous story line is well delivered, the beat boxing is superb and the choreography and harmonies spot on. The audience loved it and as always the guys were outside to meet the crowd after the show. I would recommend anyone who wants to hear a Capella of high standard and leave the show was a smile on their face to go see Life on Mars

Peter Land 158 days ago

I saw Semi-Toned in their show last year and it sold out every night. This year the new show is brilliant and I'm certain it will do the same when word gets round - it combines their trademark humour, energy, crazy choreography and of course brilliant singing to give a fun, lively evening, the audience was a broad mix of families and couples and everyone came out laughing, singing and chatting through what they'd just seen. The boys were all around after the show and happy to chat with everyone. Thanks for a really good start to my Fringe!

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ScotsGay (5/5 stars) 149 days ago

Opening with a good bump-inducing rendition of the Final Countdown, these boys know how to make an entrance, from start to finish I was in love with their voices, humour and the personality they brought to the stage. These boys are far from amateur,  they are by this point considered...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 158 days ago

The whole thing is endearing and keeps us laughing...

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 158 days ago

Pop-loving harmonisers turn their sights to infinity (and beyond)...

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