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Anything Goes

Anything Goes

★★★★★ Just go!

The West End hits central Edinburgh this week, as Cole Porter’s seaborne musical Anything Goes sails into the Festival Theatre for a very limited run until this Sunday.

May 12, 2022 | By | Reply More
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

★★★★★   Find your joy

With a title like Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, it’s unsurprising that the first night King’s audience for this touring production was mainly female.

April 27, 2022 | By | Reply More
Hairspray

Hairspray

★★★★☆ Pump up the volume

Unlikely civil rights heroine Tracy Turnblad dances her way to a social justice triumph as Hairspray returns to the Playhouse for a week until Saturday and comes back to Glasgow at the end of the month.

March 15, 2022 | By | Reply More
Sheila’s Island

Sheila’s Island

★★★★☆ Captivating

A Nineties hit is back with a twist as the King’s Theatre is transformed into Sheila’s Island, the Tim Firth comedy on tour in an Yvonne Arnoud Theatre production.

March 2, 2022 | By | Reply More
Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

★★★★☆ Spellbinding

Bedknobs and Broomsticks, the musical based on the 1971 Walt Disney film, flies into the Festival Theatre for a short but spellbinding stay, until this Sunday.

February 18, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

★★★★☆   Sweet treat

It’s back! Oh yes it is. After Covid sent the 2020 Brunton panto online, the regulars are once more live on stage before a very appreciative audience. Hansel and Gretel brings festive fun back to Musselburgh, bigger and better than ever.

December 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Heathers The Musical

Heathers The Musical

★★★★☆ Magnificent mean girls

When a beloved film turns stage musical, you can bet that the original’s best-remembered line will become a song. Not Heathers, whose most-quoted piece of dialogue involves, shall we say, the recreational use of a chainsaw.

December 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Rapunzel: The Pantomime

Rapunzel: The Pantomime

★★★★★  Towering achievement

The Brunton’s panto is a little different this year – Oh yes it is! Covid means the Brunton’s 2020 offering was filmed, with smaller audiences able to watch Rapunzel in the venue’s cinema. As it turned out, tier changes meant that plan was abandoned, but a web link ensures kids of all ages don’t have to miss out.

December 19, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Anything Goes

Anything Goes

★★★★★    It’s the Tops!

Everything goes extremely well in Southern Light’s take on the timeless Cole Porter musical, playing at the King’s this week until Saturday.

March 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder

★★★★☆ Engaging:

Classic British play Dial M For Murder is at the King’s all this week before going to Glasgow’s Theatre Royal next, and no one is phoning it in.

February 25, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More