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Art

Art

★★★★☆ Sparkling:

Art, at the King’s until Saturday, is everything a high-profile touring show should be – a carefully thought out, well-directed production of a hit play featuring a big-name cast at the top of their game.

February 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dear Brutus

Dear Brutus

★★★★☆ Old world charm:

Threepenny Theatricals’ Dear Brutus at the Church Hill is a resolutely odd piece, hugely uneven in tone, but discharged with such grace and skill that is compulsively watchable.

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Touching The Void

Touching The Void

★★★★☆ Viscerally convincing:

There is a depth and grit to Touching The Void at the Lyceum that threatens to carry all before it.

January 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

★★★★★ Sublime:

Forget any controversy linked to The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven. It should be judged purely as a theatrical experience. On those terms, it is moving, profound and quite brilliantly executed.

December 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

★★★★☆ Traditionally welcome:

There is a great deal in Little Red Riding Hood at the Church Hill Theatre that is involving, warm and funny.

December 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Sparkling:
Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella, back at the Festival Theatre this Christmas, is still a festive treat with huge reserves of charm and elegance.

December 9, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece

★★★☆☆ Political emotion:

There is much to admire about the staging of Mouthpiece at the Traverse, and even more about how it is acted. In the end, however, the play tantalises rather than delivers.

December 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wendy and Peter Pan

Wendy and Peter Pan

★★★★☆  Magic:

Old and new collide in Wendy and Peter Pan, a beautifully staged Lyceum Christmas production that combines originality with fidelity to the spirit of a much-loved classic.

December 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nativity! The Musical

Nativity! The Musical

★★★★☆ Unstoppable:

Nativity! The Musical, at the Festival Theatre until Sunday, is an unashamedly cheesy romp that bears little serious examination, but whose energy and sugary optimism will brook no argument.

November 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Rambert: Life is a Dream

Rambert: Life is a Dream

★★★☆☆ Woozy poetry:

Rambert’s Life is a Dream, at the Festival Theatre to Saturday, is a peculiar, poetic piece that suffers from pulling in too many directions at once.

November 23, 2018 | By | Reply More