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Celebration: Revue 2018

Celebration: Revue 2018

★★★☆☆     Magic in Musselburgh:

The Honest Toun’s am dram clan banishes the winter blues with a production filled with fun and talent in the 2018 version of their annual revue: Celebration.

January 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon

★★★★★     Triumphant tragedy:

Miss Saigon, a musical tale of love, longing and sacrifice, lands at the Festival Theatre this week in a rather impressive chopper.

January 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

★★★★☆ Enjoyably educational:

Brave Macbeth, presented by Gilded Balloon in the Rose Theatre Basement, is a beautifully pitched children’s musical combining the Scottish Play with tunes, humour and shameless messing about.

December 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Christmas Wish 2017

A Christmas Wish 2017

★★★★☆ Christmas Cheer:

The MGA Academy gets right into the Christmas spirit with a selection of the best festive songs in A Christmas Wish at the Usher Hall.

December 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Little Red Riding Hood’s Christmas Adventure

Little Red Riding Hood’s Christmas Adventure

★★★★☆ Upbeat:

Think Christmas and think kids and you think panto – but not anymore. It’s not all about the dames and double entendres, thanks to Nonsense Room Productions.

December 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

★★★★☆ Satisfying:

There is a warmth and sense of tradition to Jack and the Beanstalk at the Church Hill Theatre that makes it an extremely attractive proposition.

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Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

★★★☆☆  Breezy:

Big, bright and brash, there are plenty of laughs in the new touring production of Shrek the Musical, which is debuting at the Playhouse until the first week of the new year.

December 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

★★★★★ A Christmas Cracker:

With enough spectacle and showmanship to keep kids big and small spellbound, Scottish Ballet’s revival of Peter Darrel’s Nutcracker at the Festival Theatre and on tour is the perfect Christmas present.

December 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Gorgeous:

Shona Reppe’s puppet version of Cinderella at the Traverse until Christmas Eve is a thing of airy, subtle wonder.

December 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
How to Disappear

How to Disappear

★★★☆☆ Troubling comedy:

Morna Pearson’s new play How to Disappear, which is this year’s ‘alternative’ Traverse Christmas entertainment, definitely has its heart in the right place.

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More