Author: Hugh Simpson
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.
There are some very good performances of recognisable human dilemmas in Edinburgh Theatre Arts’ production of The Memory of Water at St Ninian’s.
★★★★☆ Considerable presence:
Tuneful and comedically brilliant, Sheridan Smith truly shines in the touring production of Funny Girl, at the Playhouse until Saturday.
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.
★★★★☆ 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.
Harnessing the skills of another clutch of ludicrously talented young performers, Forth Children’s Theatre’s production of Bugsy Malone is almost ridiculously enjoyable.
★★★★☆ 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.
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.
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.
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.