Archive for November, 2017

The Wonderful Story of Mother Goose

The Wonderful Story of Mother Goose

★★☆☆☆ Not enough zip:

There is plenty to enjoy in St Serf’s Players’ take on one of the oldest pantomimes of all, The Wonderful Story of Mother Goose. However, despite some pleasing traditional elements, it is missing that sparkle of fairy dust that makes panto so enjoyable.

November 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Travels with my Arkle

Travels with my Arkle

Arkle casting call and 2018 Season announced:

Edinburgh amateur company Arkle has put out an open call for its Spring 2018 production of Travels With My Aunt as it announces is full schedule for 2018.

November 30, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Oliver!

Oliver!

★★★☆☆ Dangerous:

There’s a fascinating concept behind the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group’s production of Oliver!, at the Pleasance Theatre until Saturday evening.

November 30, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

★★★★★ Oh Carole:

Beautiful, the musical life story of a pop legend Carole King makes for perfect entertainment at the Playhouse all week until Saturday.

November 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Legally Blonde The Musical

Legally Blonde The Musical

★★★★☆ Hilarious:

“OMG You Guys!” The Festival Theatre is awash with pink as the hilarious Legally Blonde arrives in Edinburgh at the end of the first leg of its extensive UK tour.

November 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Crucible

The Crucible

★★☆☆☆ Half-baked:

Leitheatre has made a bold and audacious stroke in its production of The Crucible, using a contemporary setting for Arthur Miller’s great allegory for the anti-communist hysteria in 1950s America.

November 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gang Show 2017

Gang Show 2017

★★★★☆ Great show:

Big ensemble numbers, some high-kicking choreography and a clutch of stellar solo vocal moments ensure that Gang Show 2017 hits all the expectations for a grand night out.

November 26, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
La Clique Noel

La Clique Noel

★★★☆☆ Spicy:

Back in Edinburgh and back in a tent, La Clique serve up a disparate collection of acts that provide some real entertainment as well as some less satisfactory moments.

November 24, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
Tango Moderno

Tango Moderno

★★★★☆ Someone’s been tangoed:
There’s a hitch at Tango Moderno, the latest Playhouse dance extravaganza which is playing to Saturday – but there are no missteps.

November 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pomona

Pomona

★★★☆☆ Mixed bag:

Flirting with darkness, Theatre Paradok’s Pomona – at Summerhall until Saturday – is well performed, but ultimately more staid than it first appears.

November 22, 2017 | By | Reply More