Festival Theatre

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.

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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.

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MagicFest Gala

MagicFest Gala

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

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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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Northern Ballet 1984

Northern Ballet 1984

★★★★☆ Compelling:
Northern Ballet take on a dystopian tale of oppression and scrutiny at the Festival Theatre until Saturday. But it leaves the question, could it’s bark be worse than its bite?

April 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Thriller LIVE

Thriller LIVE

★★★★☆ Hard to Beat It:
Thriller LIVE, at the Festival Theatre until Saturday, certainly shows that there’s something about Michael Jackson that you just can’t stop loving.

March 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
TOM

TOM

★★★☆☆ Foot-tapping:
When it comes to The Voice, there’s only one that counts, or at least that’s the way it should be.

March 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

★★★★☆ Runaway success:
Suitably high tempo and jaw-dropping, Cirque Berserk bring the thrills of the circus to the theatre in a pacy, thoroughly entertaining show.

March 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ariodante

Ariodante

★★★★☆ Joyous yet dark
Death hangs brooding low over Scottish Opera’s fine production of Handel’s Ariodante, at the Festival theatre for a sadly limited run.

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