Reviews

As If We Never Said Goodbye…

As If We Never Said Goodbye…

★★★★☆ Celebratory

Showcase, the annual portmanteau production of showtunes and classics in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, returns to the Church Hill Theatre in fine fettle after its enforced three year hiatus.

September 23, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Osmonds: A New Musical

The Osmonds: A New Musical

★★★★☆ I hear music

They were whipping out their Osmond fan club scarfs in the front row of the Festival Theatre on opening night of The Osmonds: A New Musical. It’s that sort of show.

September 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Sally

PPP: Sally

★★★★☆ Worryingly funny

The uneasy relationship between politics and theatre is laid comically bare in James Ley’s Sally, the first in the new run of A Play, A Pie & A Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse.

September 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Herd

The Herd

★★★☆☆  Ruminating

There is plenty to chew over in Threepenny Theatricals studied production of The Herd, by Rory Kinnear, at the Church Hill Theatre until Saturday.

September 16, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

★★★☆☆  Problematic

The juggernaut that is The Book of Mormon rolls into the Playhouse in all its filthy excess for an extended stay until Saturday 8 October, 2022.

September 15, 2022 | By | Reply More
School Days & Matilda Jr

School Days & Matilda Jr

School Days: ★★★★★     Outrageously good
Matilda Jr: ★★★☆☆      Rebellious

The LYAMC are back where they belong: on stage at the Church Hill Theatre in a double bill combining a portmanteau concert with the junior version of the musical of Roald Dhal’s Matilda.

September 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
(There Are) No Strangers Here

(There Are) No Strangers Here

★★★☆☆ Poetic

(There Are) No Strangers Here, a lively and pointed new piece from local community writing group, One Foot in the Future, is at the Netherbow theatre for three performances only.

September 10, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

★★★★☆ Big sings

Huge performances, memorable staging and a strong message make Southern Light’s 125th anniversary production, The Sound of Music at the Festival Theatre, a fabulous night out.

September 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Not So Ugly Duckling – A Play for Grownups.

The Not So Ugly Duckling – A Play for Grownups.

★★★★☆ Transformative

The Not So Ugly Duckling – A Play for Grownups at the Scottish Storytelling Centre by Jo Clifford and Maria MacDonell, is a delightful retelling of Hans Christian Anderson from two adept storytellers.

September 2, 2022 | By | Reply More
Book Festival Round-up Part 2

Book Festival Round-up Part 2

More theatre-interests at the Book fest

The last week of the Book Festival featured the usual quota of theatrical presentations, ‘theatre-adjacent’ events, and other writers so entertaining as to need no apology for being featured here.

August 30, 2022 | By | Reply More