Reviews

Oliver!

Oliver!

✭✭✭✩✩ Less is more:
Big and bold, Southern Light Opera’s production of Oliver! is consistently entertaining but does not always convince.

March 4, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
A Winter’s Oresteia

A Winter’s Oresteia

✭✭✭✩✩ Bloody tragic:
There’s more bloodletting and familial back stabbing than a whole decade of Eastenders in James Beagon’s crafty updating of the tale of the end of the Trojan wars for Aulos Productions.

March 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fair Intellectuals

Fair Intellectuals

Lucy Porter’s witty comedy returns:
Something of a sleeper hit at last year’s Edinburgh fringe where it sold out in the Assembly Rooms, The Fair Intellectual Club returns for a two night stay at the Roxy Arthouse.

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

✭✭✭✩✩ Faithful and affectionate:
Technically impressive, the touring production of Dirty Dancing avoids any suspicion of cynically trading on the affection felt for the original film while never really succeeding in its own right.

February 27, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men

✭✭✭✭✩ Cleverly committed:
Engaging, dynamic and clever, Christopher Haydon’s hit West End production of Twelve Angry Men tours to the King’s Theatre for a week until Saturday.

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

✭✭✭✭✩ Energy and focus:
Exhilarating and involving, The Caucasian Chalk Circle makes great use of the resources available to the Lyceum. There is an uncontrolled feeling to much of the production that is paradoxically a tribute to the careful craft and intelligence on display.

February 22, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Sister Act

Sister Act

✭✭✭✭✩ Heavenly heights:
Huge and tuneful fun can be had in The Bohemians’ production of Sister Act. A move to the King’s Theatre has not daunted the company – rather, it seems to have inspired them to be bigger, grander and better.

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ragtime: The Musical

Ragtime: The Musical

✭✭✭✭✩ Bold and punchy:
An engaging and dynamic production of Ragtime: The Musical from A Team Productions showcases Edinburgh’s fantastic amateur youth talent at the Pleasance Theatre this week.

February 19, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

✭✭✭✭✩ Poster colours:
Big, slick and growing ever more gaudy, Bill Kenwright’s record-breaking touring production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse with sparkling new narrator Amelia Lily at the helm.

February 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors

✭✭✭✩✩ Fun physicality:
Retaining much of its crowd-pleasing power but decidedly lacking in freshness, One Man, Two Guvnors remains an intriguing blend of comedy, music and pure panto, but has become less compelling with age.

February 18, 2015 | By | Reply More