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Mancub and The Children

Mancub and The Children

Reviews from All Edinburgh Theatre’s new writers
This August, All Edinburgh Theatre is proud to be taking on four young Edinburgh-based reviewers in a new mentoring initiative.

July 23, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

✭✭✭✭✩ Loves me true
Crisp, knowing and contagiously fun, Love Me Tender thrusts and gyrates its hips upon the Playhouse Stage for a week-long run as part of its UK tour.

July 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Summer on Stage 2015

Summer on Stage 2015

Mancub: ✭✭✭✩✩ Complex
The Children: ✭✭✭✭✩ Stylish
Children are at the heart of both the drama and the performance of this year’s Summer on Stage double bill, but the Lyceum Youth Theatre are anything but childish in their delivery.

July 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Driver’s Seat

The Driver’s Seat

✭✭✭✩✩ Fury and fear:
The National Theatre of Scotland’s adaptation of Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat has a righteous fury, combined with a drive born out of cleverly harnessed technology and a tight ensemble.

June 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

✭✭✭✭✭ Cult classic:
Based on Frank Wedekind’s 1891 German play about repressed sexuality and its manifestations, Spring Awakening gets a a surprisingly refreshing production from MGA that mixes 19th century Germany with rock music. And does so exceptionally well.

June 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man

✭✭✭✩✩ Impressive energy:
Accomplished, athletic dancing and clever staging are present and correct in The Car Man. However, it lacks the emotional punch to be an unqualified success.

June 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Yer Granny

Yer Granny

✭✭✭✩✩ Saucy:
Hugely – if inconsistently – funny, but lacking real dramatic impact, Yer Granny at the King’s is certainly crowd-pleasing but does not seem destined to linger long in the memory.

June 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Carousel

Carousel

✭✭✭✩✩ Visually stunning:
Opera North’s production of Rodger and Hammerstein’s Carousel is a curious combination of drama, dance and song that on occasion both hits and misses the mark.

June 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Showcase 2015

Showcase 2015

✭✭✭✭✩ Showstoppers:
Working the surprise factor to great effect, Showcase rises to the challenges of staging a big choral show on the King’s stage with significant success.

May 30, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Dolly West’s Kitchen

Dolly West’s Kitchen

✭✭✭✭✭ Feisty fighting:
Dolly West’s Kitchen tells the tale of war: war between countries, war within families and the personal wars everyone fights. Leitheatre’s production at the Studio is feisty, fun and it certainly grips and entertains.

May 29, 2015 | By | Reply More