✭✭✭✭✩ True showmanship:
Roll up, roll up! Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Barnum, revised in 2013, illuminates the stage at the Edinburgh Playhouse every night until Sunday.
✭✭✭✭✩ Entertaining and engaging
The music that inspired a generation now thrills the Playhouse stage, as director Des McAnuff showcases the rise to fame of four young men from New Jersey, America.
✭✭✭✭✩ Whip cracks along
There ain’t no dead wood on the Playhouse stage this week as a sparkling Calamity Jane staring Jodie Prenger lights into town at the start of its long tour around the UK.
✭✭✭✩✩ Glitz and Glamour
Spirit Productions takes the audience on a journey back to 1920s Hollywood in a glitzy, glamorous production of Puttin’ on the Ritz.
✭✭✭✩✩ Crack-shot Annie
Annie Oakley, one of America’s first superstars, demonstrates at the Playhouse all this week that Anything You Can Do, she can do better.
✭✭✭✩✩ A great gig
The Fab Four are back, delivering hit after hit at the Playhouse every night until Saturday.
✭✭✭✩✩ Believe the Noize
Big hair, big licks and a big ending provide a return to the world of late eighties codpiece rock, as Rock of Ages sticks a pair of socks down its tight leather trousers and struts into the Playhouse where it runs to Saturday.
✭✭✭✩✩ Learning to fly
Souped-up, remixed and updated, Fame returns to town in a new production that is – as it boasts – “like you’ve never seen it before”.
✭✭✩✩✩ What a drag
Priscilla Queen of the Desert – which tells of a trio of drag queens who journey deep into the boiling heart of Australia on a bus called Priscilla – is, of course, fahbulous dahling.
✭✭✭✩✩ Ooh La La
It’s fast and furious fun, featuring one hit after another for the Rod Stewart jukebox musical, Tonight’s the Night, which is at the Playhouse to Saturday.