King’s

Son of a Preacher Man

Son of a Preacher Man

★★★☆☆    Nostalgic:

Dusty Springfield fans will love Son of a Preacher Man as the 60s return to the Kings this week with Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood on both direction and choreographic duties.

October 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

★★★★☆     Emotional:

Raw and powerful, the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel The Kite Runner has lost none of its edge as it returns to the King’s for a week-long run, three years after it was last here.

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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

★★☆☆☆      Underwhelming:

Worthy but earthbound, Rapture Theatre’s touring production of A Streetcar Named Desire at the King’s never really convinces.

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Spamalot

Spamalot

★★★★☆    Hilarious:

The Mercury Theatre, Colchester’s touring version of Monty Python’s Spamalot for Selladoor Productions is consistently funny and may just be the best version of the show to have come to Edinburgh.

September 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

★★★★☆    Explosive:
The Threepenny Opera continues the verve and vitality of the Attic Collective’s previous outings, adding a musical dimension that makes for an explosive extravaganza.

September 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Divide Parts One and Two

The Divide Parts One and Two

★★★☆☆     Long time coming:
The official Festival’s flagship production of Alan Ayckbourn’s The Divide at the King’s contains multitudes.

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Fame – The Musical

Fame – The Musical

★★★★★   Electrifying
Edinburgh youth group The Beyond Broadway Experience introduce the new intake of students to the King’s stage in this electrifying performance of the classic musical.

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American Idiot

American Idiot

★★★☆☆    Explosive and Energetic:
Explosive and full of energy, Edinburgh based youth company Shoogly Peg bring the house down at the King’s with rock’n’roll musical American Idiot.

July 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shakedown’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakedown’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

★★★★☆    Shaken & stirred
Shaking down Shakespeare is a well-worn pastime, but Pab Roberts has taken it to a new level with his Shakedown version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, staged at the King’s for two performances only.

June 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

★★★★☆    Haunting
A quiet profundity burns at the heart of the Royal and Derngate, Northampton’s touring production of Arthur Miller’s Death Of A Salesman at the King’s. Largely eschewing the showy and portentous, it is anchored by a couple of outstanding performances.

June 21, 2017 | By | Reply More