✭✭✭✭✩ Effectively affecting:
Letters To Aberlour stands out from many of the recent depictions of the horrors of the First World War by virtue of its stately staging and simple humanity.
✭✭✭✩✩ Tunefully diverse:
Tuneful, varied and unfussily melodic, A Bohemians’ Rhapsody is a thoroughly satisfactory evening out.
✭✭✭✭✭ Riotous assembly:
Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour is a massive beast of a thing, beautifully crafted in its ragged humanity and utterly irresistible.
There is a straightforward likeability to Cat Like Tread’s H.M.S. Pinafore that helps it to overcome some less confident moments.
Captivate Theatre’s Spring Awakening is a committed and occasionally thrilling production that does not quite have the conviction to carry everything off.
✭✭✭✩✩ Skilful sci-fi:
Well thought out and clever, this adaptation of Moby-Dick set in space by Seattle-based duo Charles has an individual visual style, based on a clever use of low-level technology.
✭✭✭✭✩ Swear it’s good:
Pinched! Theatre’s story of a teenage indie band’s dissolution seeks to combine comedy, theatre and indie rock, and does so with great success.
Energetic and funny, Baldynoggin’s staging of John Lennon: In His Own Write at the Voodoo Rooms on the Free Fringe has a real wit and verve.
✭✭✭✩✩ Fascinating but uneven:
Boasting impressive music and dance, Asian Music Circuit’s Umrao – The Noble Courtesan is a production with deficiencies in many areas, but is thoroughly successful in others.
✭✭✭✭✩ The unstageable, staged:
A world of hugely entertaining possibilities is on display in Lanark. The co-production between the Citizens Theatre and the International Festival has all of the excitement and weight of a capital-letter Theatre Event.