Reviews

The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

✭✭✭✩✩ Cheerfully direct
Bright and breezy, newly-formed Edinburgh musical theatre company Cat Like Tread trip giddily through The Pirates of Penzance at Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall.

August 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Day Sam Died

The Day Sam Died

✭✭✭✭✩ Universal message
The Day Sam Died is a production of rare emotional and theatrical power at the New Town Theatre.

August 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Really Big Diamond

The Really Big Diamond

✭✭✭✩✩ Flawed gem
Deft, daft and likeable, The Really Big Diamond is an enjoyable show from Theatre Paradok which successfully overcomes some rather obvious flaws.

August 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Letters Home

Letters Home

✭✭✭✭✩ Power of communication
Letters Home combines inventiveness, variety, sophisticated writing and sheer visual magnetism.

August 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Safeword

Safeword

✭✭✭✭✩ intriguing insights
In a witty, original and thought-provoking production of Dave Fargnoli’s new play, Safeword, Urban Fox Theatre Company show that things aren’t always black and white

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
An Island Between Heaven And Earth

An Island Between Heaven And Earth

✭✭✭✩✩ Slow but sure
Thoughtful and intelligent, AJL Productions’ An Island Between Heaven And Earth takes its time to get going but is well worth seeing.

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Soldier Box

Soldier Box

✭✭✭✩✩ Brave but uneven
Visually impressive and with considerable raw energy, Soldier Box is a promising production let down by some problems in adaptation.

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Gospel according to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

The Gospel according to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

✭✭✭✭✩ Spiritual sustenance
Peaceful, uplifting and optimistic, Jo Clifford’s The Gospel according to Jesus, Queen of Heaven provides an ideal late-night experience at St Mark’s Unitarian Church.

August 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Spectrum

Spectrum

✭✭✭✩✩ Fairly colourful
Seam Theatre’s Spectrum is a diverting and engaging piece featuring a strong central performance, but ultimately the production promises more than it delivers.

August 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Such a Nice Girl

Such a Nice Girl

✭✭✭✩✩ Sects and violence
Well acted, intriguingly written and largely successful, Such a Nice Girl can be counted as another striking contribution to the Just Festival by Black Dingo Productions.

August 20, 2014 | By | Reply More