King’s

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

★★★★☆  Comforting

Familiar routines, eye-catching gimmicks and cheeky swagger are naturally present in Sleeping Beauty, this year’s pantomime at the King’s. And if something is unsurprisingly missing, it does pretty well in making up for it.

December 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Death Drop

Death Drop

★★★☆☆ Premature pantomime

Death Drop, from Tuck Shop and Trafalgar Theatre Productions at the King’s until Saturday, is an uneven affair – camp, garish and ultimately entertaining.

November 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

★☆☆☆☆ Unfathomable

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow from Tilted Wig productions, touring to the King’s until Saturday, may just about pass muster for a post-Hallowe’en frightfest due to its occasional horrific moments.

November 9, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
The Enemy

The Enemy

★★★☆☆ Fussy

The Enemy, Kieran Hurley’s updating of Ibsen for The National Theatre of Scotland at the King’s this week, is an uneven proposition. Much of the production is timely and compelling, and the acting is excellent, but other elements cohere less convincingly.

October 21, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

★★★★☆  Still so spooky

The Woman in Black – touring to the King’s yet again this week – retains all of its mysterious power to entrance and terrify.

October 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Looking Good Dead

Looking Good Dead

★★☆☆☆ Unfortunate

Subtle as a bulldozer and only sporadically gripping, Looking Good Dead, which is at the King’s all week, works on one level as undemanding entertainment, but is not exactly guaranteed to have the crowds flocking back to the theatres.

October 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Groan Ups

Groan Ups

★★★☆☆ Flat

While there is real energy and commitment in Mischief Theatre’s Groan Ups at the King’s, it is in the service of a script that probably doesn’t deserve such efforts.

September 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

★★★★☆ Comfortable

There is a reassuring feel to Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show at the King’s until Saturday.

March 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Anything Goes

Anything Goes

★★★★★    It’s the Tops!

Everything goes extremely well in Southern Light’s take on the timeless Cole Porter musical, playing at the King’s this week until Saturday.

March 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder

★★★★☆ Engaging:

Classic British play Dial M For Murder is at the King’s all this week before going to Glasgow’s Theatre Royal next, and no one is phoning it in.

February 25, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More