Review

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

★★☆☆☆ Inconsistent entertainment:
Spirited but patchy and somewhat confused, the Edinburgh University Footlights production of Guys and Dolls at the Church Hill Theatre is enjoyable but falls short of what it might be.

February 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
The James Plays

The James Plays

The James Plays Trilogy: ★★★★☆
Eighteen months after their first outing, the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of the James Plays trilogy remains a theatrical event worth anybody’s time and money.

February 7, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
In Love and Warcraft

In Love and Warcraft

★★★☆☆ Fulfilling:
Love is reduced to a set of rules in Beam Theatre’s fascinating and timely take on Madhuri Shekar’s quirky script, at the Roxy for a three night stint until Saturday.

February 5, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Pillowman

The Pillowman

★★★☆☆ Ambitious:
Spirited and clever, EUTC’s production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman has all the requisite cartoon violence, but in the end lacks the necessary punch.

February 3, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
A Murder Is Announced

A Murder Is Announced

★★★★☆ There’ll be a murder:
A classic tale by Queen of Crime Agatha Christie enjoys a timeless adaptation at the King’s this week.

February 1, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
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
Snow White

Snow White

★★★★☆ Distinctive:
There’s a macabre twist to a classic fairytale in the second of a trilogy of adaptations by balletLORENT, co-produced with Northern Stage.

January 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Weir

The Weir

★★★★☆ Quietly affecting:
Superbly judged performances and a clever, organic approach to staging make for an effectively spooky time in the Lyceum’s production of Conor McPherson’s The Weir.

January 20, 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
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Charming:
Music, dance, fun, bizarre cross-dressing and genuine enjoyment are all in evidence in Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s Cinderella at the Church Hill. In other words, it is a proper old-fashioned pantomime – and a very good one too.

December 23, 2015 | By | Reply More