Who is it that ascribes meaning? Is it the director, the artists or the watcher? With Gecko Theatre’s latest creation, it’s sixth in a decade, it is all of these.
✭✭✭✭✩ Emotional realism:
John Byrne’s adaptation of Three Sisters at the King’s is poignant, funny, tragic and hugely satisfying.
Macabre and brutalised, Martin McCormick’s nerve-wracking offering for lunchtime theatre, A Play, A Pie and a Pint, has distinctly Lynchian overtones which director Finn Den Hertog relishes in bringing out.
✭✭✭✩✩ Bursting with potential:
There is a bouncy, big-hearted party production of Our House, the Madness jukebox musical, which is desperate to burst on to the stage of the Church Hill Theatre.
✭✭✭✩✩ Hilarity unfettered:
There is plenty of talent on stage in the EUTC’s vibrant, crowd-pleasing production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which is upstairs at the Roxy to Friday evening.
✭✭✭✭✩ Wonderful tribute:
Radiating warmth, fun and affection, Waiting In The Wings is a great evening for a good cause.
✭✭✭✭✩ Entertaining and engaging
The music that inspired a generation now thrills the Playhouse stage, as director Des McAnuff showcases the rise to fame of four young men from New Jersey, America.
Well put together and extremely well acted, Sell a Door and Beacon Arts Centre’s adaptation of Sunset Song is a neat piece of theatre but fails in the end to do justice to its source.
“✭✭✭✭✩ Hopelessly romantic”
A smidgeon of modernity, and Edinburgh modernity at that, is added to Elspeth Williamson’s clever production of Franz Lehar’s The Count of Luxembourg for Opera Camerata.
✭✭✭✩✩ Hugger’s delight:
Taking its audience deep into the Botanics at night time, Embrace delivers a multi-artform experience with interesting but uneven results.