King’s

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

★★★☆☆ Overstretched

Emma Rice’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights for Wise Children with the UK National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal is full of energy and ideas. Indeed, too full for its own good at times.

May 26, 2022 | By | Reply More
Cluedo

Cluedo

★★★☆☆ Absurd

The touring Cluedo at the King’s is billed as a ‘brand new play’ and ‘an exciting comedy thriller’. It is certainly possible to quibble with those descriptions as there is little excitement, few thrills and nothing new. However, it does have considerable comic value.

May 11, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
A Murder is Announced

A Murder is Announced

★★★☆☆ Dependable

The queen of crime returns to Edinburgh in Middle Ground Theatre Company’s long-running revival of Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced, which returns to the King’s until Saturday.

May 4, 2022 | By | Reply More
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

★★★★★   Find your joy

With a title like Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, it’s unsurprising that the first night King’s audience for this touring production was mainly female.

April 27, 2022 | By | Reply More
Orphans

Orphans

★★★☆☆ Raucous

Full of comic bravado, the National Theatre of Scotland’s long-delayed musical adaptation of Orphans at the King’s is an attractive but unwieldy beast.

April 13, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

★★★☆☆ Visually arresting

The big budget obviously afforded to the adaptation of The Da Vinci Code is put to good use in a stunningly designed and consistently well acted production that bowls along merrily without ever quite coming together as a dramatic narrative.

April 6, 2022 | By | Reply More
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

★★★★☆ Welcome

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show, revived for one more time at the King’s, is reliably funny and tuneful; on this occasion, it is also oddly affecting.

March 31, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

★★★★☆ Beyond duty

The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society bring a production of The Pirates of Penzance to the King’s which goes beyond the call of duty, being packed with high points – and no low ones to speak of.

March 24, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

★★★☆☆ Swamptastic

Just 904 days after its first rehearsal, the Bohemians Lyric Opera Company’s production of Shrek the Musical arrives on the King’s stage, battered by Covid in more ways than one, but brave and unbowed none-the-less.

March 18, 2022 | By | Reply More
Sheila’s Island

Sheila’s Island

★★★★☆ Captivating

A Nineties hit is back with a twist as the King’s Theatre is transformed into Sheila’s Island, the Tim Firth comedy on tour in an Yvonne Arnoud Theatre production.

March 2, 2022 | By | Reply More