Church Hill Theatre

The Hollow

The Hollow

★★★☆☆   Stately:

Huge care and attention has gone into the staging of Threepenny Theatricals’ version of Agatha Christie’s The Hollow. That care, however, does mean that there is a definite absence of energy in a production that never outstays its welcome but frequently threatens to.

February 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Aladdin

Aladdin

★★★★☆    Magical:

Aladdin is Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s 67th consecutive pantomime but there is nothing tired about it. There may be baggy elements, but these are more than overcome by attention to comic detail, awareness of what really makes a panto and sheer good fun.

December 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hairspray

Hairspray

★★★★☆  Energetic:

The Balerno Theatre Company go back to Baltimore in the swinging 60s for their uplifting and energetic production of Hairspray at the Church Hill Theatre to Saturday.

December 6, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

★★★☆☆ Crystal clear:

Leitheatre’s production of On Golden Pond at the Church Hill is a warm and emotional evocation of family struggles and satisfactions that rarely ignites but is performed with diligence and grace.

November 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

★★★★☆ Up-standing:

As the political stew bubbles over the edges of the Westminster cauldron, Allegro’s big and bold production of Made in Dagenham reminds us of a time when politics was a lot more simple – and the issues were even more fundamental.

October 31, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Showcase 2019

Showcase 2019

★★★★☆  Melodic juggernaut:

Showcase 2019 at the Church Hill Theatre is an object lesson in how to ring the changes on a familiar formula and keep the result delightfully fresh.

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
It Runs In The Family

It Runs In The Family

★★★★☆ Like a hurricane:

There are breezy comedies – and then there is Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s It Runs In The Family, which soon reaches gale force and stays there.

May 30, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

★★★★★ Charity ball:

The minute you walk in the joint, you can see Sweet Charity at the Church Hill Theatre until Saturday, is a show of distinction.

April 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Prescription For Murder

Prescription For Murder

★★★☆☆ Pleasing:

Prescription For Murder, from the Edinburgh Makars at the Church Hill Theatre, is one of those odd English crime dramas that provide more reassurance than apprehension.

April 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Cemetery Club

The Cemetery Club

★★★★☆ Gravely good:

The Cemetery Club is a low-key, deeply traditional play, but in the hands of Edinburgh People’s Theatre it has a gentle resonance that is rather affecting.

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