Reviews

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

✭✭✭✭✩ Cleanly put:
Solidly performed and cleverly directed, there is much to enjoy about Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company’s lucid production of Twelfth Night at Teviot House to Saturday.

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ruddygore

Ruddygore

★★★☆☆ Precise:
Musically rigorous and staged with clarity, there is a definition to EDGAS’s Ruddygore than compensates for a certain lack of sparkle.

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
H.M.S. Pinafore

H.M.S. Pinafore

★★★☆☆ Studiedly frivolous:
Flirty and frivolous, Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group’s H.M.S. Pinafore, at the Assembly Roxy to Saturday, sees the company mustering its resources well.

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 The Musical

✭✭✭✭✩ Fun and emotion:
Rollicking and rumbustious, but with surprisingly deep reservoirs of emotion, the Bohemians’ production of 9 to 5 The Musical at the King’s is a definite hit.

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hay Fever

Hay Fever

★★★☆☆ Too cool:
Solidly acted but only sporadically funny, the Lyceum and the Citizens Theatre co-production of Hay Fever is entirely serviceable but all too forgettable.

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

✭✭✭✭✩ Dream Team:
It’s nearly 50 years old but Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at the Playhouse until Saturday, doesn’t need to be mothballed.

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cuttin’ A Rug

Cuttin’ A Rug

✭✭✭✭✩ Cuts like mustard:
Fizzing with energy and wisecracking brio, the Citizens Theatre’s production of John Byrne’s Cuttin’ A Rug – at the King’s till Saturday – also has a careful and deep humanity.

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles

✭✭✭✭✩ Sequinned:
High kicks and high camp dominate La Cage Aux Folles, at the Playhouse to Saturday, as it explodes in a glorious melange of sequins, feathers and a timely political message wrapped up in an over-sugared package.

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

★★★☆☆ Seen in preview:
Tense, Byzantine and thoroughly hilarious the EUTC’s production of Tom Stoppard’s breakthrough play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, at the Bedlam to Saturday, is a properly entertaining affair.

March 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

★★★☆☆ Celebratory:
Full of crowd-pleasing music, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story – at the Festival Theatre until Saturday – continues to pack in crowds who can see past its flimsy storyline and lack of dimension, and concentrate instead on the rollicking rock’n’roll good time it provides.

March 1, 2017 | By | Reply More