There’s a suitably wholesome charm to the Loretto Youth Player’s take on Summer Holiday which is at the Brunton to Saturday.
A pair of very fine interpretations, backed by a company intent on performing at the peak of their abilities mark out an Oliver! which aims high but suffers from the constraints of its own conceit.
★★★★☆ Intense and involving:
Combining thought-provoking intelligence and the genuinely moving, Made In India at the Traverse is a very fine production.
★★★☆☆ Lacks dirt:
There is plenty of energy and spectacle in Bruce Guthrie’s 20th anniversary production of Rent, at the Festival theatre until Saturday, but it is too careful and just too clean to fully persuade.
Lucid and engaging, the Lyceum’s Scottish-set production of The Winter’s Tale has much to recommend it, even if it does not quite convince.
★★★☆☆ Not such a class act:
The Ruth Rendell murder tale A Judgement in Stone, at the King’s until Saturday, promises much but shoots itself in the foot with unbelievable characters and relationships.
Tightly paced and with a solidly constructed script from West Wing writer Aaron Sorkin, Beam Theatre’s A Few Good Men has plenty to offer, at the Assembly Roxy to Saturday.
★★★★☆ All too real:
Well performed, well directed and extremely affecting, EUTC’s Diary of Anne Frank at the Bedlam is a thoroughly timely production.
Accomplished musicality and some excellent dancing distinguish Edinburgh University Footlights’ Urinetown at the Church Hill. However, it is at the service of a damp satire that never truly ignites.
Evita returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse with more than a little starryness about the turns, to match the starry nature of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical.