Reviews

Edinburgh Gang Show 2019

Edinburgh Gang Show 2019

★★★★☆  Feast of dance:

The lungs and the legs of the over 100 main cast of the Edinburgh Gang Show are made to work overtime in this year’s show, at the King’s to Saturday, which is a veritable cornucopia of song and dance.

November 20, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 The Musical

★★★★☆  Packs ambition:

There’s enough ambition delivered with sustained ability to get the blood pumpin’ in the touring production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical, which is at the Playhouse through to Saturday.

November 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Catch 22

Catch 22

★★★★☆  Catchy:

As with so many great books, Catch-22 seems to have defied dramatic representation over the years. And while EGTG’s version at the Biscuit Factory does not necessarily kill off such an idea, is still an extremely impressive production.

November 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert – The Musical

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert – The Musical

★★★☆☆ Shimmering:

There is enough flash and dazzling costume changes in Priscilla Queen Of The Desert to convince all but the most curmudgeonly.

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mary Queen of Scots got her Head Chopped Off

Mary Queen of Scots got her Head Chopped Off

★★★★☆  Clear bright corbie:

The EUTC bring a strong understanding and sense of purpose to this production of Liz Lochhead’s great 1987 play Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, at the Bedlam to Saturday.

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Exorcist

The Exorcist

★★☆☆☆    Unholy error:

If the Devil truly is in the details then the Devil is sadly absent from this curiously flat adaptation of The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty’s classic novel of demonic possession at the King’s to Saturday.

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cabaret

Cabaret

★★★★☆  Have a Kit Kat (Klub):

Emotional truth and powerful staging make Bill Kenwright Productions’ touring version of Cabaret at the Festival Theatre to Saturday nigh unmissable.

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

★★★★☆ Up-standing:

As the political stew bubbles over the edges of the Westminster cauldron, Allegro’s big and bold production of Made in Dagenham reminds us of a time when politics was a lot more simple – and the issues were even more fundamental.

October 31, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Prism

Prism

★★★★☆    Sad but true:

There is a deeply felt emotional core to Prism at the King’s. Written and directed by Terry Johnson, the play benefits from an excellent central performance by Robert Lindsay.

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

★★★★☆    Blue moves:

Big, camp and packing a glitter-ball attitude to rock’n’roll, the latest touring production of The Rocky Horror Show piles in to the Playhouse for the final week of its extended UK tour.

October 29, 2019 | By | Reply More