Considerable musicality and dollops of goodwill cannot hide the huge basic problems at the heart of The Glenn Miller Story.
★★★★☆ No problems with this Maria:
The Playhouse was alive with the sound of a singalong as the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returned for a too-short run, on this week until Saturday.
It’s a boogie wonderland at the Playhouse as Priscilla Queen of the Desert returns for a three week run – and proves to be in better shape than ever, with a few judicious tweaks and a brace of top guest performers for Edinburgh.
★★★★★ Silence is golden:
The Silent film era is the backdrop for a production of a musical that deserves to be shouted about.
There’s enough inventive designs and well-honed performances about Shrek the Musical, at the Playhouse to November 8, to ensure that it hits the spot.
★★★★☆ Timeless power:
Half gig, half musical and all theatre, The Bodyguard bursts into town for a fortnight’s residency at the Playhouse, riding shotgun on the back of the blockbuster movie.
★★★★☆ That Riviera touch:
The South of France is the setting for this West End musical that’s lighting up the North as it arrives at the Playhouse for a week.
Æ’s young critics go Into the Woods:
Four young Edinburgh-based theatre critics will be reviewing for All Edinburgh Theatre this fringe, in a new mentoring scheme. Here are their early reviews of Into the Woods.
★★★★☆ Dark magic:
Wise beyond their years, the young performers of Stage Experience find the dark corners of Sondheim and Lapine’s great musical Into the Woods at the Edinburgh Playhouse.
★★★★☆ Loves me true
Crisp, knowing and contagiously fun, Love Me Tender thrusts and gyrates its hips upon the Playhouse Stage for a week-long run as part of its UK tour.