Reviews

salt.

salt.

★★★★☆   Sharp:
There is huge rage and tight focus in Selina Thompson’s salt., a one-woman show about the legacy of slavery, and how the attitudes that fuelled it still persist.

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Sorcerer

The Sorcerer

★★★★☆   What larks:
For careful execution and straightforward fun, it is difficult to imagine many recent productions of Gilbert and Sullivan have beaten Cat-Like Tread’s The Sorcerer at Paradise in Augustines.

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stand By

Stand By

★★★★★    Gripping:
Adam McNamara’s outstanding Stand By profoundly examines the relationship between four officers amidst the unpredictable rhythms of life on the job.

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Any Suggestions, Doctor?

Any Suggestions, Doctor?

★★★☆☆  Sweetly funny:
Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure In Space And Time, the Doctor Who-based improvised comedy from the Any Suggestions Improv, has a wide appeal for Whovians and others.

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Death In Venice

Death In Venice

★★★★☆   Charming:
Death in Venice, Thomas Mann’s 1912 novella, is a graceful spin in a dance theatre adaptation full of character from Edinburgh Ballet Circle.

August 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Out Of The Bad

Out Of The Bad

★★★★☆   Comes good:
Out of the Bad, by Fair Pley at the New Town Theatre, is a warm and politically informed production distinguished by outstanding performances.

August 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sunshine At The Rose

Sunshine At The Rose

★★★☆☆  Showstopper overload:
Sunshine At The Rose, a collection of songs from musical theatre featuring some of Captivate’s most accomplished performers, is a spirited and melodic entertainment that shows you can have too much of a good thing.

August 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

★★★☆☆  Stately:
There is a comic and political bite to the Edinburgh Makars’ Neighbourhood Watch that gives it as much impact as other Alan Ayckbourn productions of twice the length and many times the budget.

August 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Enterprise

Enterprise

★★★★☆   Entertaining:
Enterprise, Americana Absurdum Productions’ inventive comedy at Assembly George Square, is an original and funny experience.

August 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nothing

Nothing

★★★☆☆    Teenage nihilism:
One of the glories of the Fringe is how natural it seems to come across a two-handed adaptation of a Young Adult novel about nihilism by a Danish company. While Nothing at Summerhall is largely as intriguing as that sounds, the production does not quite impress as much as it could.

August 20, 2017 | By | Reply More