Reviews

The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

★★★★☆    A Triumph:

Alexandra Burke proves she’s Queen of the Night once more as The Bodyguard returns to the Playhouse for a fortnight residency.

July 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
___Is Where The Heart Is

___Is Where The Heart Is

★★★☆☆ Plenty to say:

Ideas of identity and displacement lie at the centre of ___ Is Where the Heart Is, Birds of Paradise and Creative Electric’s new co-production which began its Scottish tour with two performances at North Edinburgh Arts.

July 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Women in Parliament

Women in Parliament

★★☆☆☆ Attic Crude:

Crude on several levels, amateur company Athens of the North’s project to stage Andrew Wilson’s new translation of Aristophanes’ Women In Parliament is both fascinating and infuriating.

June 27, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Amélie The Musical

Amélie The Musical

★★★★☆ Half-step Toodeloo:

Peppered with emotion and fizzing with energy, the touring production of Amélie the Musical – at the King’s to Saturday – is the sort of treat which gives musical theatre a good name.

June 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Sideshow

The Sideshow

★★★☆☆ In the zone:

In the week when moves to regulate AirBnB failed and it was decided to curtain Princess Street Gardens off during commercial gigs, Active Inquiry’s The Sideshow feels remarkably relevant.

June 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

★★★★☆ Intense:

The heart and soul of Louis de Bernières’ 1994 novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is caught with sometimes burning intensity in this stage version, at the Edinburgh King’s until Saturday.

June 19, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Hair – the Musical

Hair – the Musical

★★★★☆ Lets the sun shine:

Over 50 years on and the Age of Aquarius is still providing a relevant, controversial (in parts) and – eventually – thunderously entertaining piece of musical theatre in Hair, at the Playhouse to Saturday.

June 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Club Tropicana

Club Tropicana

★★★★☆ Camp and colourful:

Passports at the ready! It’s time to jet off to the Club Tropicana Hotel in this brand new jukebox musical which is touring to the Playhouse until Saturday.

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

★★★☆☆ Curiouser and curiouser:

While it is difficult to go too far wrong with Alice In Wonderland, it can definitely be done. Blue Raincoat Theatre’s version uses enough of the book to satisfy, but its own slant on the story does not quite convince.

June 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Lark

The Lark

★★★★☆ Fiery:

There is fire in the belly of EGTG’s telling of The Lark – Jean Anouilh’s take on the story of Joan of Arc – at Bellfield in Portobello to Saturday.

June 5, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More