Festival Theatre

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon

★★★★★     Triumphant tragedy:

Miss Saigon, a musical tale of love, longing and sacrifice, lands at the Festival Theatre this week in a rather impressive chopper.

January 20, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

★★★★★ A Christmas Cracker:

With enough spectacle and showmanship to keep kids big and small spellbound, Scottish Ballet’s revival of Peter Darrel’s Nutcracker at the Festival Theatre and on tour is the perfect Christmas present.

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Legally Blonde The Musical

Legally Blonde The Musical

★★★★☆ Hilarious:

“OMG You Guys!” The Festival Theatre is awash with pink as the hilarious Legally Blonde arrives in Edinburgh at the end of the first leg of its extensive UK tour.

November 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
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.

October 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
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.

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
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.

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
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.

May 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
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.

May 10, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More