Archive for March, 2019

Listings: Mon 1 – Sun 7 April 2019

Listings: Mon 1 – Sun 7 April 2019

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week:

A relatively quiet week on Edinburgh’s stages this, after last week’s flurry activity, but still plenty to see and you’d be an April Fool to miss what’s on offer.

March 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Iolanthe

Iolanthe

★★★☆☆    Concise:

There is a pleasing and playful lightness of tone to the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group’s production of Iolanthe, which is at the Teviot Debating Hall until Saturday.

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

★★★☆☆ Thrilling:

Whether you know the story or not, The Girl on the Train – at the Kings Theatre until Saturday – will keep you on the edge of your seat right up until the end.

March 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
White

White

★★★★☆ Layered:

Comic, brutal and certainly confrontational, the UK premiere of James Ijames’ White at St Cecelia’s Hall delivers a well-judged prod at the often unguarded underbelly of white liberal self-satisfaction.

March 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Local Hero

Local Hero

★★★☆☆ Charming:

Local Hero, the Lyceum’s co-production with the Old Vic, has the authenticity and drive one would expect considering the source material, but fails to add much that is new.

March 24, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Listings: Mon 25 – Sun 31 March 2019

Listings: Mon 25 – Sun 31 March 2019

On stage this week:

There is a proper plethora of brilliant theatre on in Edinburgh this week, with over 20 productions of various kinds to tickle your tastes.

March 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Disruptive elements

Disruptive elements

Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller on finding and staging Ijames’ White:

This weekend the EUTC is leaving its Bedlam home for a short break at St Cecelia’s Hall where it is presenting the UK premiere of James IJames’ “truly disruptive” play, White.

March 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
David Blaine for Playhouse

David Blaine for Playhouse

First UK tour opens in Edinburgh:

David Blaine, magician, illusionist and stunt artist, is to open his first-ever U.K. and Ireland tour with two nights at the Edinburgh Playhouse in June 2019.

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

★★★★☆ Hilariously entertaining:

It’s all big hair and eighties music as The Bohemians take us back to 1985 in their annual trip to the King’s with The Wedding Singer, playing until Saturday.

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds

★★★☆☆  Inexact science:

Arkle’s production of Paul Zindel’s The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds at the Hill Street Theatre is an uneven but ultimately fulfilling exploration of angry insecurities and brittle dreams.

March 21, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More