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Cilla The Musical

Cilla The Musical

★★★★☆    Mersey hard to beat:
Step inside the Playhouse, love, and see the triumphs and tragedies on the way to Cilla Black becoming an entertainment legend.

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
From Broadway to Hollywood

From Broadway to Hollywood

★★★☆☆  Hearing impaired:
A few minutes into this concert by The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company at St Cuthbert’s Church I wanted to walk out. But I wanted to take the singers and musicians with me.

August 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Atlantic Double Bill

Atlantic Double Bill

★★★★☆ Ambitious
★★★☆☆ Ambitious with a different accent
Here’s something unique at the Assembly Hall, two new musicals by groups in the UK and US, linked across the Atlantic by the theme of posing the same question.

August 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Desperation Bingo

Desperation Bingo

★★★☆☆    Not quite clickety-clicking:
There’s silliness with a social conscience at Creative Electric’s bingo-based show, Desperation Bingo, at the Biscuit Factory.

August 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Company

Company

★★★★★    Side by Side by Eusog:
The ups and downs of Seventies singledom in New York in Stephen Sondheim’s Company make for an unmissable Fringe show for aficionados of musicals at Paradise in Augustine’s.

August 12, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

★★★☆☆  The very definition of Bless
Good Grief, Peanuts comes to life at theSpace on Niddry St in a fun production of Clark Gesner’s sixties musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, that could be a little sharper.

August 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Not Dead Enough

Not Dead Enough

★★★☆☆ Grace notes:
Quincy meets Crossroads as the latest adaptation of a Peter James thriller, Not Dead Enough, hits the King’s Theatre. Literally.

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nell Gwynn

Nell Gwynn

★★★★☆ Bawdy, never boring
The most famous mistress of Charles II rules at the King’s Theatre this week, with the English Touring Theatre’s production of Nell Gwynn.

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sister Act

Sister Act

★★★★☆ Habit forming:
If you like musical comedy you really should catch up with nun on the run Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act at the Playhouse this week.

April 5, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Anita and Me

Anita and Me

★★★☆☆ Indistinct:
Seventies teenager Meena lives in Tollington, a former mining village in England’s Black Country in Anita and Me, on at the King’s until Saturday.

March 29, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More