King’s

Ruddygore

Ruddygore

★★★☆☆ Precise:
Musically rigorous and staged with clarity, there is a definition to EDGAS’s Ruddygore than compensates for a certain lack of sparkle.

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 The Musical

✭✭✭✭✩ Fun and emotion:
Rollicking and rumbustious, but with surprisingly deep reservoirs of emotion, the Bohemians’ production of 9 to 5 The Musical at the King’s is a definite hit.

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cuttin’ A Rug

Cuttin’ A Rug

✭✭✭✭✩ Cuts like mustard:
Fizzing with energy and wisecracking brio, the Citizens Theatre’s production of John Byrne’s Cuttin’ A Rug – at the King’s till Saturday – also has a careful and deep humanity.

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

✭✭✭✭✩ Big and clever:
It’s Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show at the King’s this week. Or maybe it’s the Big Big BIG Variety Show. It’s hard to keep these things straight… But it’s fair to say it’s big.

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Titanic

Titanic

✭✭✭✭✩ Huge:
Epic in sweep, thoroughly musical and breathtakingly staged, Southern Light Opera’s Titanic The Musical has some real drawbacks but provides marvellous entertainment overall.

February 22, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
A Judgement in Stone

A Judgement in Stone

★★★☆☆ Not such a class act:
The Ruth Rendell murder tale A Judgement in Stone, at the King’s until Saturday, promises much but shoots itself in the foot with unbelievable characters and relationships.

February 14, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Trial

The Trial

★★★★☆ Brutal:
Dark, brooding and brutal, Scottish Opera’s take on Kafka’s The Trial, catches several areas of resonance and delivers a piece which is as glorious as it it is forbidding.

February 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lysistrata

Lysistrata

★★★★☆ Ebullient energy:
Fizzing with righteous anger and frothing with near-the-knuckle humour, the Attic Collective’s Lysistrata at the King’s is a breath of fresh air and an undeniable statement of intent.

January 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

★★★★☆ Raucous:
The celebrated trio of Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Andy Gray are front and centre in this year’s King’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk – a production that is low on storyline but high on childlike fun and a headlong, effervescent energy.

December 3, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Edinburgh Gang Show 2016

Edinburgh Gang Show 2016

★★★★☆ Ambitious:
Ambitious yet satisfying, this year’s Gang Show – at the King’s to Saturday – refuses to resort to many of the habitual sure-fire crowd pleasers.

November 16, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More