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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
Sister Act

Sister Act

★★★★☆  Nun better:

Sisters are doing it for themselves – and packed houses – at the Brunton this week as Our Lady of Loretto Youth Players aim for the heights in an ambitious production of Sister Act.

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Six The Musical

Six The Musical

★★★★☆  Royally good:

You’ll lose your head over Six The Musical, which is bringing a new audience to the Festival Theatre just a week ahead of the show’s Broadway debut.

February 5, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

★★★☆☆  Half-life:

They say your life flashes before you before you die and that’s certainly the impression left by Floating Brick Theatre’s version of It’s a Wonderful Life at the Storytelling Centre this week.

December 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆  Oh yes it is…. Terrific!

It’s Cinderella with a touch of The Greatest Showman at this year’s fun-filled Brunton-produced panto, running through the festive season until January.

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
A West End Winter Wonderland

A West End Winter Wonderland

★★★★★    Christmas Cracker:

Christmas came early in aid of a great cause at St Giles’ Cathedral on Friday night.

November 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cabaret

Cabaret

★★★★☆  Have a Kit Kat (Klub):

Emotional truth and powerful staging make Bill Kenwright Productions’ touring version of Cabaret at the Festival Theatre to Saturday nigh unmissable.

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
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 | 2 Replies More