Reviews

Homecoming: Station Stories

Homecoming: Station Stories

✭✭✭✩✩ Jewels of narrative:
Enigmatic and ethereal, the four Station Stories curated and presented by Sven Werner for Theatre Cryptic at a trio of railway stations, worm their way into the traveller’s imagination.

November 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Men Should Weep

Men Should Weep

✭✭✭✭✩ Moving:
A fusion of high drama and earthiness, executed with precision and real emotion, Leitheatre’s Men Should Weep at the Church Hill Theatre is thoroughly satisfying.

November 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Chess

Chess

✭✭✭✩✩ Fast-moving piece:
Notably well sung and rattling along at speed, EUSOG’s production of Chess, at the Pleasance all week, lacks assurance at times but is largely successful.

November 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh Gang Show 2014

Edinburgh Gang Show 2014

✭✭✭✭✩ Well prepared:
There is a rarely seen bite and zip to this year’s Edinburgh Gang Show which, while it overruns by some 20 minutes, never outstays its welcome.

November 19, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Seven Dwarves

Seven Dwarves

✭✭✭✩✩ Inventive retread:
Subverting the Princess myth is common currency in contemporary fairy-story retreads. Subverting the Hero myth is another thing all-together – at least to the extent that Charlotte productions take it at the Vault this week.

November 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Gamblers

The Gamblers

✭✭✭✭✩ Cleverly dealt:
There’s a boldness about Greyscale’s The Gamblers at Summerhall, as well as a timeless satirising of greed and hypocrisy, that makes it both intriguing and satisfying.

November 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

✭✭✭✩✩ Careful adaptation:
Nuanced, emotional performances in the adaptation of The Kite Runner cannot fully compensate for an overly careful adaptation that diminishes the production’s theatricality.

November 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Symphony

Symphony

✭✭✭✩✩ Promises much:
There is no shortage of energy or infectious fun in Symphony, but in the end it lacks real depth.

November 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Riverdance

Riverdance

✭✭✭✭✭ Magic and majesty:
It has been 20 years since Irish shoes first tapped into the hearts and minds of Europe and the 20th Anniversary Tour of Riverdance, playing the Playhouse to Sunday, proves that it still has the power and magic to wonder and delight.

November 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Grupo Corpo

Grupo Corpo

✭✭✭✭✩ Cultural Celebrations:
In the last dates of the 2014 UK Tour, The Dance Consortium presents Grupo Corpo at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre for two nights only. The Company delivers a stunning visual display of the Brazilian culture with elements of wonder, beauty and skill.

November 5, 2014 | By | Reply More