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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 | 1 Reply More
Mamma  Mia!

Mamma Mia!

★★★★☆ Take a chance:

It’s not just one of us who was pleased to have Mamma Mia! back on the Edinburgh Playhouse stage – an air of expectation and excitement filled the entire auditorium for Friday’s show.

September 21, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Avenue Q

Avenue Q

★★★★☆ City slickest:

What if Sesame Street got real? If the lessons it taught weren’t aimed at kids, but young adults? What if decidedly Muppety creatures…. swore? Avenue Q at the King’s Theatre has the answers.

May 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Red Lion

The Red Lion

★★★★★  Back of the net:

Rapture Theatre shoots, and scores, in a soccer drama by Patrick Marber that even non-sports fans will love.

May 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Verdict

The Verdict

★★★★☆    Engrossing:

It’s no trial watching this stage version of the classic film The Verdict at the King’s. In fact, it’s a real pleasure seeing washed-up Boston lawyer Frank Galvin get his mojo back as he takes on a case of alleged medical malpractice.

May 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

★★★★★ Charity ball:

The minute you walk in the joint, you can see Sweet Charity at the Church Hill Theatre until Saturday, is a show of distinction.

April 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Blitz!

Blitz!

★★★★☆  Explosive:

The Blitz spirit is alive and well and living in Musselburgh. More particularly, the Brunton Theatre, which is where you’ll find Lionel Bart’s unjustly forgotten follow-up to Oliver!, Blitz!.

April 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

★★★☆☆ Variety packed:

Fake folkies and Armenia’s greatest boogie-woogie pianist stand out in the sixth instalment of Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show.

February 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

★★★★☆ Jersey royal:

Never mind your eyes, your ears will adore the tour of Jersey Boys which has arrived at the Edinburgh Playhouse for a fortnight turn.

February 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

★★★★☆ Without a Hitch:

The Lady Vanishes, but audiences won’t as a stage version of Alfred Hitchcock’s beloved thriller comes to the King’s as part of its UK tour.

February 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More