Archive for May, 2019

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It Runs In The Family

It Runs In The Family

★★★★☆ Like a hurricane:

There are breezy comedies – and then there is Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s It Runs In The Family, which soon reaches gale force and stays there.

May 30, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Pauline Knowles remembered

Pauline Knowles remembered

Scholarship fund launch at unique Knives in Hens performance:

A unique concert reading of Knives In Hens is to be staged at the Lyceum as a memorial to Pauline Knowles and an opening fundraiser for a new scholarship fund in her memory.

May 30, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

★★★☆☆    Thrilling:

The world’s longest-running stage production returns to Edinburgh to thrill a whole new audience in this classic murder mystery tale at the Playhouse until Wednesday.

May 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Avenue Q

Avenue Q

★★★★☆ City slickest:

What if Sesame Street got real? If the lessons it taught weren’t aimed at kids, but young adults? What if decidedly Muppety creatures…. swore? Avenue Q at the King’s Theatre has the answers.

May 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Listings Mon 27 May – Sun 2 June

Listings Mon 27 May – Sun 2 June

All that’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week…

This week’s main event is the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, but there are also the decidedly adult matters of Avenue Q at the King’s and The Duchess [of Malfi] at the Lyceum.

May 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mamma Mia! Cast Announced

Mamma Mia! Cast Announced

Now your Mamma knows…

Full casting has been announced for the UK tour of the ABBA jukebox musical Mamma Mia! which will be opening at the Edinburgh Playhouse in September.

May 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Duchess [of Malfi]

The Duchess [of Malfi]

★★★★☆  Necessarily nightmarish:

The blood-soaked events of The Duchess [of Malfi], a co-production between the Lyceum and the Citizens Theatre, are almost unwatchably intense at times. As a depiction of timeless and timely considerations, however, this production is hard to beat.

May 22, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Lost At Sea

Lost At Sea

★★★★☆ Poignant:

Perth Theatre’s production of Lost At Sea, at the King’s until Wednesday, is emotional, humane and beautifully staged.

May 21, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Listings Mon 20 – Sun 26 May 2019

Listings Mon 20 – Sun 26 May 2019

The week on Edinburgh’s stages…

There’s a very strong showing for new Scottish writing this week, with three important works on three of the city’s main stages.

May 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun

★★★☆☆    Tootin’ ‘n’ Shootin’:

There’s no shooting of vocal blanks from Encore and Musical Youth in this thoroughly entertaining and engaging production of Annie Get Your Gun at the Brunton through to Saturday.

May 17, 2019 | By | Reply More