Hugely energetic, reliably tuneful and packed with more fun that could reasonably be expected, The Addams Family is always going to be a great success.
There are some very good performances of recognisable human dilemmas in Edinburgh Theatre Arts’ production of The Memory of Water at St Ninian’s.
★★★☆☆ Grace notes:
Quincy meets Crossroads as the latest adaptation of a Peter James thriller, Not Dead Enough, hits the King’s Theatre. Literally.
Some Kind of Theatre’s quirky and comprehensive take on Virginia Woolf’s Orlando – at the Banana Barrel theatre to Saturday – plays directly with its literary antecedents
★★★★☆ Considerable presence:
Tuneful and comedically brilliant, Sheridan Smith truly shines in the touring production of Funny Girl, at the Playhouse until Saturday.
★★★★☆ Bonne bouche:
Theatre is all about stories and performance, but when the two turn in on themselves, things get messy and out of control – as His Final Bow, this week’s lunchtime theatre at the Traverse shows.
★★★★☆ Bawdy, never boring
The most famous mistress of Charles II rules at the King’s Theatre this week, with the English Touring Theatre’s production of Nell Gwynn.
Channelling Jabez, the latest A Play, A Pie and A Pint production at the Traverse, is a charmingly inconsequential story that is cleverly staged and strangely attractive.
★★★★☆ Human intelligence:
Philosophical questions that have puzzled us for centuries are given a contemporary yet timeless spin in A Number, presented by the Lyceum in partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
Staged with great exuberance by the Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association, Spamalot! – at the Brunton to Saturday – is an infectiously joyful affair.