Review

A Winter’s Oresteia

A Winter’s Oresteia

✭✭✭✩✩ Bloody tragic:
There’s more bloodletting and familial back stabbing than a whole decade of Eastenders in James Beagon’s crafty updating of the tale of the end of the Trojan wars for Aulos Productions.

March 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

✭✭✭✩✩ Faithful and affectionate:
Technically impressive, the touring production of Dirty Dancing avoids any suspicion of cynically trading on the affection felt for the original film while never really succeeding in its own right.

February 27, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men

✭✭✭✭✩ Cleverly committed:
Engaging, dynamic and clever, Christopher Haydon’s hit West End production of Twelve Angry Men tours to the King’s Theatre for a week until Saturday.

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sister Act

Sister Act

✭✭✭✭✩ Heavenly heights:
Huge and tuneful fun can be had in The Bohemians’ production of Sister Act. A move to the King’s Theatre has not daunted the company – rather, it seems to have inspired them to be bigger, grander and better.

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ragtime: The Musical

Ragtime: The Musical

✭✭✭✭✩ Bold and punchy:
An engaging and dynamic production of Ragtime: The Musical from A Team Productions showcases Edinburgh’s fantastic amateur youth talent at the Pleasance Theatre this week.

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Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

✭✭✭✭✩ Poster colours:
Big, slick and growing ever more gaudy, Bill Kenwright’s record-breaking touring production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse with sparkling new narrator Amelia Lily at the helm.

February 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rent

Rent

✭✭✭✭✩ Vibrant and affecting:
Brassy, colourful and oozing vitality, Edinburgh University Footlight’s production of Rent matches its good intentions with a high level of achievement.

February 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

✭✭✭✩✩ Disco flaw:
There is a fever for disco about this musical adaptation of the 1977 movie, a fever which sparks and splutters enticingly, but never really breaks into the inferno it might be.

February 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

✭✭✭✭✭ Exquisitely engrossing:
Harper Lee’s tale of morality is one loved and read by generations. Translating To Kill a Mockingbird to the stage could have been problematic, but Timothy Sheader and Regent’s Park Theatre’s production is exquisitely charming and engrossing in equal measure.

February 9, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Journey’s End

Journey’s End

✭✭✭✩✩ Travelling light:
Cruel and deceptively simple, R.C. Sherriff’s play set in the trenches of WW1 remains one of the great descriptions of what happens to humanity when it goes to war.

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