Reviews

Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday

★★★☆☆ Wholesome:
There’s a suitably wholesome charm to the Loretto Youth Player’s take on Summer Holiday which is at the Brunton to Saturday.

February 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Oliver!

Oliver!

★★☆☆☆ Disconnected:
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.

February 17, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Made In India

Made In India

★★★★☆ Intense and involving:
Combining thought-provoking intelligence and the genuinely moving, Made In India at the Traverse is a very fine production.

February 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
RENT

RENT

★★★☆☆ 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.

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale

★★★☆☆ Layered:
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.

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Judgement in Stone

A Judgement in Stone

★★★☆☆ 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.

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men

★★★☆☆ Clever
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.

February 11, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

★★★★☆ All too real:
Well performed, well directed and extremely affecting, EUTC’s Diary of Anne Frank at the Bedlam is a thoroughly timely production.

February 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Urinetown: The Musical

Urinetown: The Musical

★★★☆☆ Tuneful:
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.

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Evita

Evita

★★★★★ Star-kissed:
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.

February 8, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More