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Ten Times Table

Ten Times Table

★★★☆☆   Solid:

There is a pleasing solidity to the touring production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Ten Times Table at the King’s all week, but it suffers from a shortage of inspiration.

February 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Oor Wullie

Oor Wullie

★★★☆☆   Sparky:

Oor Wullie, the touring musical from Selladoor, Dundee Rep and DC Thomson has moments of comic brilliance. However, it never quite coheres into a wholly convincing story.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

★★★★☆ Spectacular:

Goldilocks And The Three Bears, this year’s King’s pantomime, is an odd creation in many ways, but it retains enough of the tried and tested formulas to convince – to say nothing of good old-fashioned variety stardust.

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Edinburgh Gang Show 2019

Edinburgh Gang Show 2019

★★★★☆  Feast of dance:

The lungs and the legs of the over 100 main cast of the Edinburgh Gang Show are made to work overtime in this year’s show, at the King’s to Saturday, which is a veritable cornucopia of song and dance.

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The Exorcist

The Exorcist

★★☆☆☆    Unholy error:

If the Devil truly is in the details then the Devil is sadly absent from this curiously flat adaptation of The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty’s classic novel of demonic possession at the King’s to Saturday.

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Prism

Prism

★★★★☆    Sad but true:

There is a deeply felt emotional core to Prism at the King’s. Written and directed by Terry Johnson, the play benefits from an excellent central performance by Robert Lindsay.

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

★★☆☆☆    Not chilling:

Confused in its execution, Selladoor’s touring version of Frankenstein has high production values but offers little in the way of pre-Hallowe’en excitement.

October 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Night Watch

The Night Watch

★★★☆☆ Uneasy retelling:

The touring adaptation at the King’s of The Night Watch, the best-selling novel by Sarah Waters, has a great deal of emotional clarity, but little in the way of dramatic power.

October 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

★★★★☆    Worryingly compelling:

The revival of a much-garlanded take on J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls at the King’s is wonderfully staged, relevant and more than a little troubling.

October 9, 2019 | By | 4 Replies More
A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

★★★☆☆  Curiosity value:

A Woman of No Importance, Classic Spring Company’s touring production at the King’s, is an accomplished piece of theatre whose stately nature contains little in the way of excitement.

October 2, 2019 | By | Reply More