Festival Theatre

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

★★★★★ Just go!

The West End hits central Edinburgh this week, as Cole Porter’s seaborne musical Anything Goes sails into the Festival Theatre for a very limited run until this Sunday.

May 12, 2022 | By | Reply More
Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

★★★★★ Gloriously ebullient

They have turned the tap full on at the Festival Theatre this week, for the return of Jonathan Church’s phenomenal production of Singin’ in the Rain, adapted from the classic MGM movie.

April 28, 2022 | By | Reply More
Magic Goes Wrong

Magic Goes Wrong

★★★★☆ Cleverly stupid

Magic Goes Wrong is the latest touring offering from Mischief Theatre, the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong and its sequels. It represents a return to their comic roots, together with a considerable sprinkling of glitter.

April 14, 2022 | By | Reply More
Beautiful – The Carol King Musical

Beautiful – The Carol King Musical

★★★★☆ A beauty

Clever staging and a spot-on cast of actor-musicians bring director Nikolai Foster’s slick new production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical to life on the Festival Theatre stage this week.

April 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
SIX The Musical

SIX The Musical

★★★★☆   Spitting rhymes

Six new queens have taken up royal residency in the cast of SIX, which drops into the Festival Theatre for an extended stay through to March 26 and returns to the Glasgow Theatre Royal in Midsummer.

March 16, 2022 | By | Reply More
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

★★★★☆ Starry night

There is nothing rushed about Dominic Hill’s compelling new production of Benjamin Britten’s opera of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Scottish Opera at the Festival Theatre until Saturday.

March 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

★★★★☆ Spellbinding

Bedknobs and Broomsticks, the musical based on the 1971 Walt Disney film, flies into the Festival Theatre for a short but spellbinding stay, until this Sunday.

February 18, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

★★★★☆  Seasonal feast

Scottish Ballet’s much-loved version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is back at the Festival Theatre over Christmas. This time round, it seems reinvigorated and remarkably fresh.

December 3, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

★★★★☆ Raunchy

Every night is Friday night this week at the Festival Theatre where Dirty Dancing (the classic story on stage) provides enough tight buns, iconic moments and hot dance moves to keep them whooping and cheering to the very rafters.

November 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
SLO Sings For the King’s

SLO Sings For the King’s

★★★★☆ Pure Theatre

Southern Light Opera burst back onto the stage after the Covid hiatus in full celebratory mode with a portmanteau show of songs from its back catalogue which refuses to be obvious, while rounding off the night with a fanfare of show stoppers.

September 10, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More