Church Hill Theatre
There’s a truth and vulnerability to Leitheatre’s take on Brian Friel’s early pair of conjoined plays, Lovers: Winners and Losers, at the Church Hill to Saturday.
✭✭✭✭✩ Slick and sassy:
The vibrant colours of a lush, South Pacific tropical garden, with views to a distant volcanic island, frame Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s offering for this dreich October up at the Church Hill all week.
There is sufficient speed and energy to Allegro’s Loserville at the Church Hill to make for a satisfactory time, despite what can only be seen as the most unpromising source material.
✭✭✭✩✩ Enjoyable fantasy:
Lively and hugely likeable, Opera Camerata’s production of The Tales of Hoffmann is a largely pacy and accomplished affair.
✭✭✭✩✩ On song:
Returning to the Church Hill Theatre for their 25th annual production, Showcase provide a fitting tribute for the theatre’s own fiftieth anniversary on 25 September 2015.
“✭✭✭✩✩ Paddling hard”
Boasting a succession of well-choreographed ensemble moments, LYAMC’s production of Honk!, at the Church Hill Theatre to Saturday, also hits strong notes on the vocal front.
✭✭✭✭✩ Head and heart:
Informative, intelligent and packing a considerable emotional punch, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’ world premiere of A Guid Cause is subtle, complex and intriguing.
✭✭✭✩✩ Intoxicating talent:
Edinburgh Grand Opera’s version of L’elisir d’amore is a reduced arrangement, it’s cut in places and designed to suit the intimate Church Hill Theatre. That doesn’t mean that it cuts out any of the drama.
✭✭✭✭✩ Charming fun:
Snappy, engaging and funny, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s production of J.B. Priestley’s When We Are Married mines a rich seam of humour in the timeless subjects of marital discord and snobbery.
✭✭✭✭✩ Pawn free:
Attention to theatrical detail brings out some gloriously complex and layered moments in Edinburgh Music Theatre’s production of Chess, at the Church Hill Theatre to Saturday.