Archive for October, 2019

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

★★★★☆ Up-standing:

As the political stew bubbles over the edges of the Westminster cauldron, Allegro’s big and bold production of Made in Dagenham reminds us of a time when politics was a lot more simple – and the issues were even more fundamental.

October 31, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Footloose for Playhouse

Footloose for Playhouse

Gareth Gates to star in UK Tour:

Gareth Gates is to star in the 2020 UK tour of Footloose The Musical, coming to the Playhouse in July and on to the Glasgow King’s in August.

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Prism

Prism

★★★★☆    Sad but true:

There is a deeply felt emotional core to Prism at the King’s. Written and directed by Terry Johnson, the play benefits from an excellent central performance by Robert Lindsay.

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

★★★★☆    Blue moves:

Big, camp and packing a glitter-ball attitude to rock’n’roll, the latest touring production of The Rocky Horror Show piles in to the Playhouse for the final week of its extended UK tour.

October 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Listings Mon 28 Oct – Sun 3 Nov 2019

Listings Mon 28 Oct – Sun 3 Nov 2019

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week

There’s plenty of variety this week, from the dark, emotionally charged Fibres at the Traverse to political musical Made in Dagenham at the Church Hill and the emotionally bruising Prism at the King’s.

October 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Barber Shop Chronicles

Barber Shop Chronicles

★★★★☆    Razor sharp:

Barber Shop Chronicles, the production by Fuel, the UK National Theatre and Leeds Playhouse at the Lyceum, has a momentum that is impossible to resist.

October 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Listings Mon 21 – Sun 27 Oct 2019

Listings Mon 21 – Sun 27 Oct 2019

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week…

There’s a pretty extreme choice of entertainment on Edinburgh’s stages this week, from the quirky brilliance of Live Art cabaret Anatomy at the Traverse to the full-on splendour of The King and I at the the Playhouse.

October 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Heathers for Playhouse

Heathers for Playhouse

West End hit musical on tour in 2020:

Westerberg High is coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse in July 2020, as Heathers The Musical sets out on a UK tour.

October 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

★★☆☆☆    Not chilling:

Confused in its execution, Selladoor’s touring version of Frankenstein has high production values but offers little in the way of pre-Hallowe’en excitement.

October 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
The King and I

The King and I

★★★★★  Fit for a King:

Shall we dance? You’ll certainly be singing the praises of this Broadway production of  The King and I as it lights up the Playhouse stage.

October 19, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More