Archive for May, 2018

Wicked Youth Review

Wicked Youth Review

Youth reviewers return to Playhouse for Wicked:

In March the Edinburgh Playhouse put out a call for young reviewers as part of doing its bit for the Year of Young People. The four chosen young people reviewed Crazy for You and their reviews were published here on All Edinburgh Theatre.

May 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Theatre Uncut goes Traverse

Theatre Uncut goes Traverse

Power Plays for Traverse & Tron:

Theatre Uncut’s 2018 free-to-perform scripts, the Power Plays, are to get script-in-hand performances at the Traverse theatre next week, on Thursday 7 June 2018 from the Braw Fox theatre company.

May 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Spark play for Book Fest

Spark play for Book Fest

Staged reading of Doctors of Philosophy:

The Lyceum is to stage Muriel Spark’s only work for the stage, Doctors of Philosophy, as a full rehearsed reading at the Edinburgh Book Festival this August 2018.

May 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

★★☆☆☆     Undemanding:

A lavish staging and some spirited performances cannot redeem a thin script in the Theatre Royal Bath and Kenny Wax’s touring production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, at the King’s until Saturday.

May 29, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Hidden Door

Hidden Door

★★★★☆ Doors Open:

Hidden Door has returned to Leith for a second year, expanding in several directions – to put on more shows and more different kinds of shows in more spaces for longer hours.

May 27, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Rain Man Casting

Rain Man Casting

Casting Announced for Rain Man Tour:

Matthew Horne – Gavin from Gavin & Stacey – and Downton Abbey’s Ed Speleers are to play brothers Raymond and Charlie Babbit in the tour of Rain Man coming to the King’s in October.

May 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Animals

Animals

★★★★☆ Quirky:

Gentle as the velvet of a puppy’s ear, yet unafraid to take a deadpan gawp at a recently demised goldfish, Animals, Greg Sinclair’s examination of childhood tales of animals is a constant revelation of delight and surprise.

May 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Takin’ Over the Asylum

Takin’ Over the Asylum

★★★★☆ Serious comedy:

‘We are loonies and we are proud’ declare the cast of Takin’ Over The Asylum – a statement that many will find a combination of over-worthiness and bad taste.

May 24, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Macbeth

Macbeth

★★☆☆☆ Darkly modest:

The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Company take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Assembly Roxy this week, in a production which leans into all the horror and gore the tragedy reveals.

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fame Stars Announced

Fame Stars Announced

Keith Jack joins cast of Fame the Musical:

Keith Jack is to fly, high, as Nick Piazza in the 30th anniversary tour of Fame the Musical, coming to the Edinburgh King’s in October 2018 after opening in Manchester in June.

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More