✭✭✭✭✩ Emotional realism:
John Byrne’s adaptation of Three Sisters at the King’s is poignant, funny, tragic and hugely satisfying.
Macabre and brutalised, Martin McCormick’s nerve-wracking offering for lunchtime theatre, A Play, A Pie and a Pint, has distinctly Lynchian overtones which director Finn Den Hertog relishes in bringing out.
✭✭✭✩✩ Hilarity unfettered:
There is plenty of talent on stage in the EUTC’s vibrant, crowd-pleasing production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which is upstairs at the Roxy to Friday evening.
Well put together and extremely well acted, Sell a Door and Beacon Arts Centre’s adaptation of Sunset Song is a neat piece of theatre but fails in the end to do justice to its source.
“✭✭✭✭✩ Hopelessly romantic”
A smidgeon of modernity, and Edinburgh modernity at that, is added to Elspeth Williamson’s clever production of Franz Lehar’s The Count of Luxembourg for Opera Camerata.
✭✭✭✩✩ Hugger’s delight:
Taking its audience deep into the Botanics at night time, Embrace delivers a multi-artform experience with interesting but uneven results.
“✭✭✭✭✩ Striking drama”
Scottish Ballet’s latest production is a double bill of two literary works that are alike and yet differ strikingly, creating a production that is surprising and emotional.
✭✭✭✩✩ Timely adaptation:
Flawed but utterly human, the touring production of Regeneration at the King’s all week tries to do too much, but is extremely valuable nonetheless.
✭✭✭✭✩ Brought to life:
Beginning in a museum full of tourists, Limelight Productions, magically transports the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline back to Ancient Egypt, delivering an all-singing, all-dancing tale of woe.