Playhouse

The Glenn Miller Story

The Glenn Miller Story

★★☆☆☆ Ill-judged:
Considerable musicality and dollops of goodwill cannot hide the huge basic problems at the heart of The Glenn Miller Story.

January 27, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

★★★★☆ 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.

January 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

★★★★☆ Glorious:
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.

December 17, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
Mack & Mabel

Mack & Mabel

★★★★★ Silence is golden:
The Silent film era is the backdrop for a production of a musical that deserves to be shouted about.

November 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

★★★★☆ Spectacular:
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.

October 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

★★★★☆ 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.

October 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

★★★★☆ 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.

September 15, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Back in the Woods

Back in the Woods

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.

August 3, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Into The Woods

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.

August 2, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

★★★★☆ 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.

July 23, 2015 | By | Reply More