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Barnum

Barnum

✭✭✭✭✩ True showmanship:
Roll up, roll up! Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Barnum, revised in 2013, illuminates the stage at the Edinburgh Playhouse every night until Sunday.

October 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thriller Live

Thriller Live

✭✭✭✩✩ Smooth operation:
Tight as a drum, the national tour of Thriller Live circles back round to Edinburgh, calling in for a week at the Festival Theatre with a fresh crop of young things ready to bring the music of Michael Jackson to life.

October 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

✭✭✭✩✩ Sturdy nostalgia:
There may be nothing new in the latest touring version of the institution that is Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, but the production gives its large audiences exactly what they are looking for.

October 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bondagers

Bondagers

✭✭✭✭✩ Relevant revival:
There is a poetic, spooky resonance to the Lyceum’s revival of Sue Glover’s Bondagers that makes the production compelling.

October 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
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