Archive for October, 2018

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

★★★☆☆ BANG!

Noisy fun is to be had in the touring Dracula at the King’s, in a production that lacks depth but is unashamedly crowd-pleasing, not to say crowd-scaring.

October 31, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Popstars The 90s Musical

Popstars The 90s Musical

★★★★☆ Well risen:

Light in substance and heavy on the cheese, Allegro’s production of Popstars the 90s Musical which is at the Church Hill Theatre to Saturday feels more like a soufflé than a 90s jukebox musical.

October 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Amelie for Edinburgh

Amelie for Edinburgh

Amélie the Musical to play King’s:

The UK premiere production of Amélie the Musical is set to tour to the Edinburgh King’s in June 2019 with dates at the Glasgow King’s in August 2019.

October 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jerusalem

Jerusalem

★★★★☆ Furious energy:

The EUTC’s production of Jez Butterworth’s celebrated Jerusalem at the Bedlam has so much drive and chutzpah that it is an undoubted success.

October 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

★★★☆☆ Hobbled:

There are some bright elements to the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which is at the Church Hill Theatre all week.

October 26, 2018 | By | 3 Replies More
Macbeth

Macbeth

★★★☆☆ Fractured:

There is a peculiar absence of majesty at the heart of the UK National Theatre’s touring production of Macbeth, at the Festival Theatre until Saturday.

October 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

★★★★☆  Electric:

It’s been 40 years since Saturday Night Fever hit the big screen, but the musical adaptation of the cult disco classic is back in an all-new production at the Playhouse this week.

October 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fame The Musical

Fame The Musical

★★★★☆  High energy:

Grab your legwarmers as the King’s Theatre hosts a high energy, if not Hi-Fidelity, spin-off from the Alan Parker film Fame.

October 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Pauline Knowles

Pauline Knowles

Brilliant and much-loved actress has died:
Pauline Knowles, the Edinburgh-born actor, has died suddenly. The circumstances of her death are not known, although Æ understands she passed away on Thursday, 18 October 2018.

October 22, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Ulster American Returns

Ulster American Returns

Eleven dates for Traverse’s #EdFringe hit:

The Traverse Theatre company production of Ulster American by David Ireland, a sell-out and critical hit of #EdFringe 2018, is to return for a strictly limited run in Spring 2019.

October 18, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More