✭✭✭✭✩ Thoroughly musical:
Forth Children’s Theatre have another winner in Thoroughly Modern Millie, which contains enough quality singing and dancing to fill several shows.
✭✭✭✩✩ Bitty but braw:
Brecht gets a comedic turn at the Assembly Roxy this week, as the QMU students of Cobweb Theatre bring a funny and relevant production of Fear and Misery of the Third Reich.
✭✭✭✩✩ Well timed:
Staged with real care and featuring more than the required number of laughs, Saughtonhall Drama Group’s double bill of one-act comedies provides an enjoyable evening.
✭✭✭✭✩ Terrifying tales:
There’s a terrifying tale waiting to be told at the King’s Theatre this week where The Woman in Black shows just how a ghost story ought to be told – delivering 2 hours of conflict, action and suspense.
✭✭✭✭✩ Timelessly funny:
Energetic, well drilled and mining a rich seam of comedy, Edinburgh Theatre Arts’ production of Tartuffe is cleverly staged and particularly enjoyable.
✭✭✭✩✩ On song:
Crisply led from the pit, Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association’s production of Guys and Dolls, at the Brunton until Saturday, swings in all the right places as it pushes the music to the fore.
✭✭✭✩✩ Not enough Variety:
There is much to enjoy in Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show at the King’s this week, but overall this mixed bag will do little to bring the genre back to life.
✭✭✭✭✩ Skin tight:
There’s a twitching unease about Peter and Moira as they sit down to celebrate their 10th anniversary in Fat Alice, Alison Carr’s juicily-observed two-hander which is this week’s lunchtime theatre session at the Traverse.
✭✭✭✭✩ Star quality:
Seventies rock bombast and the story of the death of Jesus are brought together to thrilling effect in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s early rock musical, which lights into the Playhouse for a week.
✭✭✭✩✩ Thrills spill:
Thrills, spills and exotic undersea animals are all present as expected as the Octonauts take their audience on a Deep Sea Volcano Adventure to explore, rescue and protect.