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Tragic Magic

Tragic Magic

✭✭✩✩✩ Promising fusion

Part of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival, this one man show by Michael Neto fuses together magic with theatre in the story of a man who has to make a choice between the thing that he loves and the one that he loves.

July 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Addams Family

The Addams Family

✭✭✭✭✩ Addams fine show

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, and they’re altogether on stage at the King’s Theatre.

June 28, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Magic and Variety Gala Show

Magic and Variety Gala Show

✭✭✭✭✩ Magic and Music Hall

Sleight-of-hand, stagecraft and comedy combined to make an entertaining gala opening to this year’s Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

June 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thief

Thief

✭✭✭✭✩ Hello Sailor

Following its award-winning debut at the Brighton Festival in May, one man show Thief makes its wayward progress towards this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

June 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun

✭✭✭✩✩ Crack-shot Annie

Annie Oakley, one of America’s first superstars, demonstrates at the Playhouse all this week that Anything You Can Do, she can do better.

June 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

✭✭✭✭✩ Wise and wonderful

The dales are alive with the sound of animals. We don’t see ‘em on the stage of the King’s Theatre, though. Maybe that’s down to the old ‘never work with children or animals’ edict, or health and safety rules.

June 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Avenue Q

Avenue Q

✭✭✭✭✭ Streets ahead

An adults-only take on Sesame Street, Avenue Q teaches us a thing or two about life while being one of the wittiest, most tuneful shows in Broadway history.

June 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
First Cosmonaut

First Cosmonaut

✭✭✭✭✩ Simple but not simplistic

Charming, funny and with deceptive depth, First Cosmonaut from Sligo-based Blue Raincoat Theatre tells the story of the first man in space entertainingly.

June 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Duty Free

Duty Free

✭✩✩✩✩ Wearisome

A lame retread of past successes, Duty Free is a slow and thoroughly unsatisfactory affair at the King’s to Saturday.

June 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Let It Be

Let It Be

✭✭✭✩✩ A great gig

The Fab Four are back, delivering hit after hit at the Playhouse every night until Saturday.

June 3, 2014 | By | Reply More