A fusion of high drama and earthiness, executed with precision and real emotion, Leitheatre’s Men Should Weep at the Church Hill Theatre is thoroughly satisfying.
✭✭✭✩✩ Fast-moving piece:
Notably well sung and rattling along at speed, EUSOG’s production of Chess, at the Pleasance all week, lacks assurance at times but is largely successful.
✭✭✭✭✩ Well prepared:
There is a rarely seen bite and zip to this year’s Edinburgh Gang Show which, while it overruns by some 20 minutes, never outstays its welcome.
✭✭✭✩✩ Inventive retread:
Subverting the Princess myth is common currency in contemporary fairy-story retreads. Subverting the Hero myth is another thing all-together – at least to the extent that Charlotte productions take it at the Vault this week.
✭✭✭✩✩ Careful adaptation:
Nuanced, emotional performances in the adaptation of The Kite Runner cannot fully compensate for an overly careful adaptation that diminishes the production’s theatricality.
✭✭✭✩✩ Promises much:
There is no shortage of energy or infectious fun in Symphony, but in the end it lacks real depth.
✭✭✭✭✭ Magic and majesty:
It has been 20 years since Irish shoes first tapped into the hearts and minds of Europe and the 20th Anniversary Tour of Riverdance, playing the Playhouse to Sunday, proves that it still has the power and magic to wonder and delight.
✭✭✭✭✩ Cultural Celebrations:
In the last dates of the 2014 UK Tour, The Dance Consortium presents Grupo Corpo at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre for two nights only. The Company delivers a stunning visual display of the Brazilian culture with elements of wonder, beauty and skill.
✭✭✭✩✩ Rose-tinted pop:
Nostalgia curls around this slick, frothily up-tempo jaunt back to the early 60s, which has lit up at the King’s for a week of bright lights and sparkling vocals.
✭✭✭✭✩ 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.