Festival Theatre

Slava’s Snow Show

Slava’s Snow Show

★★★★☆  Spirited:

There are clowns, snowflakes and bubbles galore as the spectacular Slava’s Snowshow returns to Edinburgh’s Festival theatre until Sunday.

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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

★★★★☆  Modern:

Stark and tense, Ivo van Hove’s production of Hedda Gabler for the English National Theatre and touring to the Festival Theatre all week, is a thoroughly unnerving reading of Ibsen’s great play.

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Greek

Greek

★★★★☆  Dark and inventive:
Mark-Anthony Turnage’s operatic version of Greek, based on Steven Berkoff’s play, brings dark humour to the Festival Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

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Out of This World

Out of This World

★★★☆☆ Thrilling spectacle:
Visually stunning yet lacking in substance, Out of This World at the Festival Theatre is an exhilarating fusion of theatre and film that doesn’t quite deliver.

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

★★★★☆ Pure theatre:
Resolutely theatrical and visually arresting, the version of Jane Eyre at the Festival Theatre retains the flavour of that well-loved book while succeeding admirably on its own terms.

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Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

★★★★☆ Modern elegance:
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, on national tour and at the Festival Theatre all week, is an exquisite celebration of classical ballet with Bourne’s typical modern twist.

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Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

★★★★☆Beautiful and dangerous:
Love, lust, obsession and despair are given colourful and vigorous life in Matthew Bourne’s adaptation of The Red Shoes, touring to the Festival Theatre this week.

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The Addams Family

The Addams Family

★★★★☆ Slick:
Hugely energetic, reliably tuneful and packed with more fun that could reasonably be expected, The Addams Family is always going to be a great success.

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Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

★★★☆☆ Celebratory:
Full of crowd-pleasing music, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story – at the Festival Theatre until Saturday – continues to pack in crowds who can see past its flimsy storyline and lack of dimension, and concentrate instead on the rollicking rock’n’roll good time it provides.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

✭✭✭✭✩ Spectacular:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the UK National Theatre’s celebrated, award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel, is back at the Festival Theatre until Saturday, and remains a beautifully staged, complex piece.

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