Festival Theatre

Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

★★★☆☆   Zip(po)’s into town:

Newbury based circus company Cirque Berserk! appears at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre as part of its 2020 tour. The company brands itself as ‘Real Circus made for Theatre’ and it does exactly what it says on the tin.

March 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

★★★★☆ Joyous:

Everybody is talking about Jamie, and for all the right reasons, in this funny, heart-warming and joyous show which plays at the Festival Theatre until Saturday and tours to Glasgow in June.

March 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

★★★★☆  Nowt wrong:

Brilliantly silly and utterly hilarious, Mischief Theatre returns to Edinburgh with Peter Pan Goes Wrong, spending the half term holiday until Sunday at the Festival Theatre.

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Six The Musical

Six The Musical

★★★★☆  Royally good:

You’ll lose your head over Six The Musical, which is bringing a new audience to the Festival Theatre just a week ahead of the show’s Broadway debut.

February 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

★★★☆☆ Festive:

The touring version of Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is a suitably frothy confection for the upcoming festivities; not particularly full of nutrition but oddly irresistible all the same.

November 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cabaret

Cabaret

★★★★☆  Have a Kit Kat (Klub):

Emotional truth and powerful staging make Bill Kenwright Productions’ touring version of Cabaret at the Festival Theatre to Saturday nigh unmissable.

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

★★★★☆ Haunting:

Birmingham Royal Ballet put on a truly magical and haunting performance of David Bintley’s Beauty and the Beast, playing the Festival Theatre until Saturday.

March 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ghost The Musical

Ghost The Musical

★★★★☆ Believable:

A refreshingly strong turn from Rebekah Lowings ensures that the latest touring production of Ghost The Musical is alive and vibrant at the Festival Theatre, despite the show’s cloying sentimentality.

February 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Sparkling:
Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella, back at the Festival Theatre this Christmas, is still a festive treat with huge reserves of charm and elegance.

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Nativity! The Musical

Nativity! The Musical

★★★★☆ Unstoppable:

Nativity! The Musical, at the Festival Theatre until Sunday, is an unashamedly cheesy romp that bears little serious examination, but whose energy and sugary optimism will brook no argument.

November 29, 2018 | By | Reply More