Festival Theatre

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.

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
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.

March 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
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.

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
RENT

RENT

★★★☆☆ Lacks dirt:
There is plenty of energy and spectacle in Bruce Guthrie’s 20th anniversary production of Rent, at the Festival theatre until Saturday, but it is too careful and just too clean to fully persuade.

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rambert: Ghost Dances

Rambert: Ghost Dances

★★★★☆ Bitty:
Vicious, enthralling, politically charged and emotionally engaging, Rambert’s revival of Ghost Dances, is still powerful, 35 years after it was created.

November 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet

★★★★☆ Highly entertaining:
Pulsating and vibrant, Million Dollar Quartet provides a pleasing, high-tempo fictionalised account of one of the great jam sessions in the history of Rock’n’Roll.

November 1, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

★★★★☆ Scrumptious, truly:
The famous car is big, gleaming and flies just as it should in the new production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, at the Festival Theatre until Oct 15, but the surrounding musical has a much more homely feel to it.

October 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
MagicFest Gala

MagicFest Gala

★★★★☆ Classy entertainment:
Varied, impressive and thoroughly entertaining, this year’s MagicFest Closing Gala was another crowd-pleaser.

July 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Swan Lake

Swan Lake

★★★★☆ Love shock:
Bold and surprising, David Dawson has completely reworked Swan Lake for Scottish Ballet, cutting away the fat of its fusty baggage, although he discards some elements of clarity at the same time.

May 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

★★★★★ Chim chim charming:
Practically perfect in every way, that’s Mary Poppins according to, well, Mary Poppins. She’s not wrong, though. The magical nanny really is rather wonderful.

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