Reviews

The Last Bordello

The Last Bordello

★★★★☆   Sharp:

There is nothing straightforward about David Leddy’s The Last Bordello for his Fire Exit company, which is at the Traverse to Saturday.

February 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

★★★★☆   Timeless classic:

It may be a cliché, but Edinburgh is definitely “alive with the Sound of Music” once again as the classic musical returns to the Playhouse.

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Weir

The Weir

★★★☆☆ Ghosts – and scarier:

An evening of tall tales puts a spotlight on the human heart as the King’s presents Conor McPherson’s modern Irish classic, The Weir.

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Belle’s Stratagem

The Belle’s Stratagem

★★★★☆ Exemplary comedy:

Vivacity, wit and downright stupidity abound in The Belle’s Stratagem at the Lyceum, a production of verve and cheek that produces as much laughter as anything seen on the Edinburgh stage in recent years.

February 18, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Things I Don’t Say

The Things I Don’t Say

★★★☆☆ Intense:

There is an edge of guerilla theatre to Neon Eye’s theatre debut, The Things I Don’t Say, set and performed in a Bruntsfield flat, which makes it feel special before it even starts.

February 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

★★★☆☆    Budding genius:

The classic horror musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors, takes root at the Brunton courtesy of Our Lady of Loretto Youth Players – and it may not be what you expect.

February 15, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

★★★☆☆ Emotionally charged:

There’s strong wit and a spark of real anger to Blackout Productions’ take on Steel Magnolias at the Magnusson Centre in the Edinburgh Academy to Saturday.

February 15, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Showtime from the Frontline

Showtime from the Frontline

★★★★★ Popular and political:

What happens when a comedian runs a comedy club in one of the most violently repressed areas of the world? Showtime from the Frontline sounds like it should be a recipe for disaster.

February 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Match Box

The Match Box

★★★☆☆ Slow burn:
Matches are resolutely old-school and capable of being taken for granted, but are just as capable of flaring into life as they always were. Which is pretty much the case with Firebrand’s The Match Box, at the Traverse until Saturday.

February 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
In The Heights

In The Heights

★★★☆☆    Fiery:

The tuneful commitment of the young performers in A-Team’s production of In The Heights means that problems of a less than ideal staging are soon forgotten.

February 14, 2018 | By | 3 Replies More