Archive for September, 2021

Groan Ups

Groan Ups

★★★☆☆ Flat

While there is real energy and commitment in Mischief Theatre’s Groan Ups at the King’s, it is in the service of a script that probably doesn’t deserve such efforts.

September 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
PPP: Rose

PPP: Rose

★★★☆☆  Important

Rose, the latest in the new series of A Play, A Pie and A Pint, produced by Oran Mor in association with Aberdeen Performing Arts and the Traverse, is an involving biographical sporting tale.

September 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
Chicago

Chicago

★★★★☆  Tight and technical

Chicago’s tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery whispers back into the Playhouse with a thrum of double bass, a twitching off-beat on the drums and a haunting moan of muted trumpet.

September 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Lyceum sets return

Lyceum sets return

Big bold plays mark the Lyceum’s return season

There have been moths, floods and ceiling collapses, but the Lyceum will finally reopen in November with a big, bold season of plays, according to its artistic director David Greig.

September 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Killer drag

Killer drag

Christie pastiche Death Drop for King’s

Death Drop, the “Dragatha Christie” murder mystery pastiche written by and starring drag queen Holly Stars has been announced for five shows only at the Edinburgh King’s in November 2021.

September 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
History

History

★★★★★  Outstanding

History by Roy Williams is not only the best so far of the offerings on the Lyceum and Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Sound Stage audio platform, it must also have a claim to be the most essential of all the audio dramas provided by theatres in the last 18 months.

September 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
EMT Chaperone Call Out

EMT Chaperone Call Out

Open Call for Drowsy Chaperone

Edinburgh Music Theatre has put out an open call for amateur performers to join the company for its Spring 2022 production: The Drowsy Chaperone, to be staged at the Church Hill Theatre.

September 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
PPP: Celestial Body

PPP: Celestial Body

★★★★☆ Brooding

The return of A Play, A Pie and A Pint to the Traverse with Morna Pearson’s Celestial Body, which runs to Saturday, is certainly something to celebrate.

September 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Aliens

The Aliens

★★★★☆  Wartime drama

Set in Leith during World War 2, The Aliens is a short slice of life, that zooms in on soldiers returning from Dunkirk at the time Mussolini announced Italy’s entry to the war in support of Germany.

September 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 The Musical

★★★★☆ Fit for work

After 545 days of darkness, the Playhouse stage lit up last night with a crisp and swinging production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical, which is playing through to Saturday.

September 15, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More