Archive for November, 2019

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

★★★☆☆  Comedy overshadows pathos:

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, the Lyceum’s Christmas re-invention of Dickens, is a full-on comic display that is undoubtedly pleasing despite apparently missing some important points.

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Playhouse & SEC Black Friday Ticket Deals

Playhouse & SEC Black Friday Ticket Deals

Ticket Deals for Edinburgh and Glasgow still available:

Black Friday ticket deals for both Edinburgh and Glasgow are still available at the Edinburgh Playhouse and Glasgow’s King’s, Theatre Royal, SECC and O2 Academy.

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆  Oh yes it is…. Terrific!

It’s Cinderella with a touch of The Greatest Showman at this year’s fun-filled Brunton-produced panto, running through the festive season until January.

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

★★★☆☆ Festive:

The touring version of Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is a suitably frothy confection for the upcoming festivities; not particularly full of nutrition but oddly irresistible all the same.

November 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
It’s Hairspray for the 45!

It’s Hairspray for the 45!

Balerno TC hit Baltimore:

Balerno Theatre Company is moving away from its traditional pantomime for this year’s seasonal offering at the Church Hill Theatre and returning to its roots to stage the Edinburgh amateur premiere of Hairspray, The Musical!.

November 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dreamgirls for Edinburgh

Dreamgirls for Edinburgh

November 2020 date for R’n’B smash hit:

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Dreamgirls, the 1960s-set musical about the rise and rise of a three person R’n’B girl group, which is set to hit the Edinburgh Playhouse in November 2020.

November 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
A West End Winter Wonderland

A West End Winter Wonderland

★★★★★    Christmas Cracker:

Christmas came early in aid of a great cause at St Giles’ Cathedral on Friday night.

November 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Kerry Ellis for Edinburgh

Kerry Ellis for Edinburgh

West End Star to play two Edinburgh dates:

West End and Broadway star Kerry Ellis is playing a major fundraising concert at Edinburgh’s St Giles tonight, Friday 11 November 2019, to raise funds and awareness for Edinburgh based charity, Make 2nds Count.

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

★★★★☆  Shady:

There’s laughter, edged with more than little darkness, to the Eusog’s splendid and convincing production of Into The Woods playing the Pleasance theatre to Saturday.

November 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

★★★☆☆ Crystal clear:

Leitheatre’s production of On Golden Pond at the Church Hill is a warm and emotional evocation of family struggles and satisfactions that rarely ignites but is performed with diligence and grace.

November 21, 2019 | By | Reply More