Reviews

Son of a Preacher Man

Son of a Preacher Man

★★★☆☆    Nostalgic:

Dusty Springfield fans will love Son of a Preacher Man as the 60s return to the Kings this week with Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood on both direction and choreographic duties.

October 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
La Belle Helene

La Belle Helene

★★★☆☆ Fizzing:

Fun and flighty, Opera Camerata has ensured that they leave us wanting more, with a production of Offenbach’s La Belle Helene at the Church Hill Theatre which hits its high notes.

October 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Man to Man

Man to Man

★★★★☆ Impressive:

Imaginative staging and superb acting give Man To Man at the Traverse a fascination that cannot prevent it from running out of steam slightly before the end.

October 12, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Cockpit

Cockpit

★★★★☆ Necessary:

There are huge and troubling resonances throughout the Lyceum’s startling Cockpit. Fascinating staging and committed performances make for a thoroughly vital production – albeit one that falls tantalisingly short of greatness.

October 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
PPP: Love and Death in Govan and Hyndland

PPP: Love and Death in Govan and Hyndland

★★★☆☆    Recognisable

Excellent acting and directing distinguish Love and Death in Govan and Hyndland, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint offering at the Traverse. In the end, however, the play treads overly familiar ground.

October 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

★★★★☆     Emotional:

Raw and powerful, the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel The Kite Runner has lost none of its edge as it returns to the King’s for a week-long run, three years after it was last here.

October 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Sunshine Ghost

The Sunshine Ghost

★★★☆☆    Reassuring:

Spirited and melodic, the first small-scale run of The Sunshine Ghost is not yet the finished article but shows signs of developing into something popular.

October 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

★★☆☆☆      Underwhelming:

Worthy but earthbound, Rapture Theatre’s touring production of A Streetcar Named Desire at the King’s never really convinces.

October 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

★★★★★    Triumphant:

There is no doubt that Ria Jones, as Norma Desmond, owns the Curve theatre’s production of Sunset Boulevard that lights into the Playhouse this week, on the first date of its major UK tour.

October 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
PPP: Pleading

PPP: Pleading

★★★★☆  Tensely human:

Rob Drummond’s Pleading gets the latest series of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at the Traverse off to a particularly strong start.

October 3, 2017 | By | Reply More