Reviews

Fat Friends The Musical

Fat Friends The Musical

★★★☆☆ Feel-good fun:

It’s been almost 20 years since Fat Friends burst onto our TV screens, but its back in the form of an entertaining touring musical making its Scottish debut at the Playhouse this week.

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
War Horse

War Horse

★★★★★   Magnificent:

The National Theatre’s touring production of War Horse at the Festival Theatre is involving, emotional, visually spectacular and every bit as good as you have probably heard.

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cocoa and Cuddles

Cocoa and Cuddles

★★☆☆☆ Curiously disconnected:

Saughtonhall Drama Club opens its 70th anniversary year with Cocoa and Cuddles by Jane Lockyer Willis, a strange and worryingly disconnected piece of theatre.

April 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
PPP: Margaret Saves Scotland

PPP: Margaret Saves Scotland

★★☆☆☆   Sugary:

Margaret Saves Scotland, the latest offering in the Play, A Pie and A Pint season, marks the return of Val McDermid to the stage. Anyone expecting a taut and bloody crime thriller, however, should be warned that this is a low-key piece, wistful and almost wilfully slight.

April 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

★★★★☆   Giddy up for a giddy show:

Oh, the Deadwood stage is a-rolling on over the plains… and stopping at the Brunton Theatre for MAMA’s production of Calamity Jane.

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Loserville

Loserville

★★★☆☆  Geektastic fun:

Grease meets Glee, as the Forth Children’s Theatre show what it’s like to be an American teenager in this fun and energetic performance of Loserville.

April 12, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Moon over Buffalo

Moon over Buffalo

★★★☆☆   Comic capers:

A strong sense of purpose and plenty of pace ensure that Edinburgh Theatre Arts’ production of Moon Over Buffalo at St Ninian’s Church Hall is farcical for all the right reasons.

April 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
PPP: Rachel’s Cousins

PPP: Rachel’s Cousins

★★★★☆    Clever comedy:

Upbeat and often very funny indeed, Rachel’s Cousins, this week’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint lunchtime theatre at the Traverse, doesn’t allow the prospect of cancer to get in its way.

April 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

★★★☆☆   Puzzling:

The seminal story of a 19th century physician who uses a potion to unlock the darkness within gets a puzzling treatment as the Touring Consortium Theatre Company’s production reaches the King’s.

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Young Reviewers Winners

Young Reviewers Winners

Youth reviews from Crazy for You:

When Crazy for You was in town last week, the Edinburgh Playhouse organised a competition to see the show and write a review, the best of which would be published on All Edinburgh Theatre.

April 10, 2018 | By | 3 Replies More