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The Addams Family

The Addams Family

★★★★☆ Slick:
Hugely energetic, reliably tuneful and packed with more fun that could reasonably be expected, The Addams Family is always going to be a great success.

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Memory of Water

The Memory of Water

★★★☆☆ Fluid:
There are some very good performances of recognisable human dilemmas in Edinburgh Theatre Arts’ production of The Memory of Water at St Ninian’s.

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Funny Girl

Funny Girl

★★★★☆ Considerable presence:
Tuneful and comedically brilliant, Sheridan Smith truly shines in the touring production of Funny Girl, at the Playhouse until Saturday.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
PPP: Channelling Jabez

PPP: Channelling Jabez

★★★☆☆ Frothy:
Channelling Jabez, the latest A Play, A Pie and A Pint production at the Traverse, is a charmingly inconsequential story that is cleverly staged and strangely attractive.

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Number

A Number

★★★★☆ Human intelligence:
Philosophical questions that have puzzled us for centuries are given a contemporary yet timeless spin in A Number, presented by the Lyceum in partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

April 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

★★★★☆ Effervescent:
Harnessing the skills of another clutch of ludicrously talented young performers, Forth Children’s Theatre’s production of Bugsy Malone is almost ridiculously enjoyable.

April 7, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

★★★★☆ Sheer enjoyment:
Considerable musicality, high production values and dollops of good fun make the Twilighters’ production of The Drowsy Chaperone at the Church Hill a real treat.

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
PPP: Ding-Dong (A Bit of a Farce)

PPP: Ding-Dong (A Bit of a Farce)

★★☆☆☆ Slight
The first offering in the new series of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at the Traverse, has its heart in the right place and provides some laughs, but ultimately fails to convince either as a farce or as a more conventional comedy.

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Offside

Offside

★★★★☆ Inspiring:
Offside, Futures Theatre’s touring production at the Traverse, is a heartfelt, energetic and ultimately uplifting play about women’s football that explores wider issues with humour and intelligence.

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

★★★☆☆ Judicious:
There is a studied air to Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest that pays dividends, but also brings disadvantages.

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More