Archive for March, 2018

Production Team Call-Out

Production Team Call-Out

EMT seeks creative team for EdFringe 2018:

Edinburgh Music Theatre has put out an open call for a creative team to work on its forthcoming 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival productions.

March 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Footloose

Footloose

★★★☆☆    Nostalgic:

There are some decidedly impressive production numbers in the Bohemians’ production of Footloose at the King’s. Add in some excellent singing and you have a show that will please a lot of people with fond memories of the 1980s.

March 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
How to Act

How to Act

★★★★☆ Multi-faceted:

How to Act, the National Theatre of Scotland’s acclaimed production, is intriguingly named. There are shades of meaning behind that phrase, dealing with the expectations of society as well as the actor’s craft – coupled with a hint of know-it-all prescription.

March 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
EIF Theatre Announced

EIF Theatre Announced

Seven plays for EIF 2018:

The Edinburgh International Festival has launched its 2018 programme with seven pieces of theatre, a musical theatre production of The Beggar’s Opera, two staged operas and four pieces of contemporary dance.

March 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Heaven Burns the Roxy

Heaven Burns the Roxy

McGregor wins 2018 Assembly Roxy Theatre Award:

Edinburgh-based playwright Jen McGregor has won this year’s Assembly Roxy Theatre Award for her script Heaven Burns, which will now be staged at the Roxy during this year’s Edinburgh fringe.

March 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Matilda for Playhouse

Matilda for Playhouse

2019 date for Matilda the Musical:

Smash hit show Matilda the Musical has been booked for the Edinburgh Playhouse in 2019 as part of its extended UK tour, which has just started at the Leicester Curve.

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Hairspray

Hairspray

★★★★☆   Colourful

It’s time to grab a giant can of Hairspray and get your big hair ready to be transported back to the swinging 60s as the smash hit musical returns to the Playhouse in Edinburgh this week.

March 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bingo!

Bingo!

★★★☆☆    Energetic:

A musical about women at the bingo would seem a natural for a warm-hearted, reassuringly couthy comedy. Instead, Bingo! ends up as a much swearier, somewhat darker affair that provides entertainment but is let down by its structure.

March 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

★★★★☆ Frothy:

Southern Light Opera’s production of Hello, Dolly! at the King’s combines showbiz pizzazz with real emotion to great effect.

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Little Women

Little Women

★★★★☆ Wholesome entertainment:

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women gets a sensitive and thoroughly entertaining musical theatre adaptation at the Assembly Roxy from new Edinburgh amateur company Shoots Theatre.

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More