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INSTITUTE

INSTITUTE

✭✭✭✭✭ All-consuming:
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.

October 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Three Sisters

Three Sisters

✭✭✭✭✩ Emotional realism:
John Byrne’s adaptation of Three Sisters at the King’s is poignant, funny, tragic and hugely satisfying.

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
PPP: Squash

PPP: Squash

✭✭✭✭✩ Troubling
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.

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Our House

Our House

✭✭✭✩✩ 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.

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

✭✭✭✩✩ 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.

October 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Waiting in the Wings

Waiting in the Wings

✭✭✭✭✩ Wonderful tribute:
Radiating warmth, fun and affection, Waiting In The Wings is a great evening for a good cause.

October 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

✭✭✭✭✩ 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.

October 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sunset Song

Sunset Song

✭✭✭✩✩ Faithful
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.

October 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Count of Luxembourg

The Count of Luxembourg

“✭✭✭✭✩ 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.

October 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Embrace

Embrace

✭✭✭✩✩ Hugger’s delight:
Taking its audience deep into the Botanics at night time, Embrace delivers a multi-artform experience with interesting but uneven results.

October 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More