Review

Birdsong

Birdsong

✭✭✭✩✩ Unsettling:
Emotionally uneven, Birdsong at the King’s has much to recommend it but struggles to convince fully.

April 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

✭✭✭✩✩ Bitty but braw:
Brecht gets a comedic turn at the Assembly Roxy this week, as the QMU students of Cobweb Theatre bring a funny and relevant production of Fear and Misery of the Third Reich.

April 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Comedy Double Bill

Comedy Double Bill

✭✭✭✩✩ Well timed:
Staged with real care and featuring more than the required number of laughs, Saughtonhall Drama Group’s double bill of one-act comedies provides an enjoyable evening.

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

✭✭✭✭✩ Terrifying tales:
There’s a terrifying tale waiting to be told at the King’s Theatre this week where The Woman in Black shows just how a ghost story ought to be told – delivering 2 hours of conflict, action and suspense.

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tartuffe

Tartuffe

✭✭✭✭✩ Timelessly funny:
Energetic, well drilled and mining a rich seam of comedy, Edinburgh Theatre Arts’ production of Tartuffe is cleverly staged and particularly enjoyable.

April 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

✭✭✭✩✩ On song:
Crisply led from the pit, Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association’s production of Guys and Dolls, at the Brunton until Saturday, swings in all the right places as it pushes the music to the fore.

April 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

✭✭✭✩✩ Not enough Variety:
There is much to enjoy in Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show at the King’s this week, but overall this mixed bag will do little to bring the genre back to life.

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Fat Alice

Fat Alice

✭✭✭✭✩ Skin tight:
There’s a twitching unease about Peter and Moira as they sit down to celebrate their 10th anniversary in Fat Alice, Alison Carr’s juicily-observed two-hander which is this week’s lunchtime theatre session at the Traverse.

April 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Octonauts

Octonauts

✭✭✭✩✩ Thrills spill:
Thrills, spills and exotic undersea animals are all present as expected as the Octonauts take their audience on a Deep Sea Volcano Adventure to explore, rescue and protect.

April 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Broadway Bound

Broadway Bound

✭✭✭✭✩ All that Jazz:
Bright and crisp and even, the aspirations of the dancers on stage at the King’s on Thursday night shone through their performances. These youngsters were Broadway Bound in more ways than one.

April 3, 2015 | By | Reply More