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MAMA Annual Revue 2019

MAMA Annual Revue 2019

★★★☆☆ Dramatic:

Starting as it means to go on Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association’s Annual Revue 2019 kicks off with a song from The Greatest Showman – but not the one which became ubiquitous over the panto season.

January 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

★★★☆☆  Profound:

The heartbeat of humanity which lies at the core of Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life is brought to the stage in a straightforward but never simple adaptation by Floating Brick Theatre, at the Cornerstone Centre to Saturday.

December 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

★★★★★ Sublime:

Forget any controversy linked to The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven. It should be judged purely as a theatrical experience. On those terms, it is moving, profound and quite brilliantly executed.

December 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

★★★★☆ Traditionally welcome:

There is a great deal in Little Red Riding Hood at the Church Hill Theatre that is involving, warm and funny.

December 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Poggle

Poggle

★★★★★ Disarmingly charming:

There is real delight for pre-school kids to be had at the Studio of the Festival Theatre this Christmas, as the clever and playful Poggle is revived by Barrowland Ballet.

December 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

★★★★★ Bootiful:

ky Boots brings musical comedy with sole to the Playhouse for five glamorous weeks over Christmas and into the New Year.

December 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

★★★☆☆ Interactive:

Theatre Paradok’s interpretation of Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist Rhinoceros at the Assembly Roxy is a bold attempt to bring the text into a modern setting.

December 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Sparkling:
Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella, back at the Festival Theatre this Christmas, is still a festive treat with huge reserves of charm and elegance.

December 9, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece

★★★☆☆ Political emotion:

There is much to admire about the staging of Mouthpiece at the Traverse, and even more about how it is acted. In the end, however, the play tantalises rather than delivers.

December 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Robin Hood & Bairns in the Wood

Robin Hood & Bairns in the Wood

★★★★★  Hugely entertaining:

From Sherwood Forest to the Church Hill Theatre, Robin Hood and his Bairns in the Wood shine in this year’s fun and entertaining pantomime from the Balerno Theatre Company.

December 6, 2018 | By | Reply More