Reviews

Sunset Song

Sunset Song

★★★☆☆ Pacey:

Leitheatre’s production of Lewis Grassic Gibbons Sunset Song burls along at pace and with great vitality at the Church Hill Theatre, where is playing to Saturday.

November 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shakespeare In Love

Shakespeare In Love

★★★★☆ Superslick:

Top-notch comic performances and a production that purrs like a Rolls-Royce mean that the touring production of Shakespeare In Love at the King’s, from Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Theatre Royal Bath, is extremely seductive.

November 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Last Days of Mankind

The Last Days of Mankind

★★★★☆  A glorious mess:

The Last Days of Mankind, an international co-production at the reborn Leith Theatre, is an exasperating but ultimately worthwhile exploration of the horrors of the 1914-1918 war. Both resolutely adult and appealingly childish, it convinces and confounds almost equally.

November 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Oh! What A Lovely War

Oh! What A Lovely War

★★★★☆ Powerful:

Brutal yet hilarious, Captivate Theatre’s production of Oh! What A Lovely War at the Festival Theatre Studio feels relevant beyond its obvious significance to Sunday’s centenary of the WW1 Armistice.

November 10, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Last Witch

The Last Witch

★★★★☆ Hard as rock:

There is a visceral compulsion to Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Firebrand’s The Last Witch at the Traverse. While apparently telling of a disappeared world, its evocations of fears, suspicions and power imbalances are worryingly contemporary.

November 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Vulcan 7

Vulcan 7

★★★☆☆   Mixed bag:

There are some brilliantly imaginative elements to the touring production of Vulcan 7 at the King’s. Unfortunately, none of them are in the script.

November 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

★★★☆☆ BANG!

Noisy fun is to be had in the touring Dracula at the King’s, in a production that lacks depth but is unashamedly crowd-pleasing, not to say crowd-scaring.

October 31, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Popstars The 90s Musical

Popstars The 90s Musical

★★★★☆ Well risen:

Light in substance and heavy on the cheese, Allegro’s production of Popstars the 90s Musical which is at the Church Hill Theatre to Saturday feels more like a soufflé than a 90s jukebox musical.

October 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jerusalem

Jerusalem

★★★★☆ Furious energy:

The EUTC’s production of Jez Butterworth’s celebrated Jerusalem at the Bedlam has so much drive and chutzpah that it is an undoubted success.

October 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

★★★☆☆ Hobbled:

There are some bright elements to the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which is at the Church Hill Theatre all week.

October 26, 2018 | By | 3 Replies More