King’s

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 | 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
A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

★★★☆☆ What the Dickens?
The adaptation of one of Charles Dickens’ most famous works, A Tale of Two Cities, at the King’s this week has more than a few misfires but finally proves an entertaining melodrama.

November 9, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Broons

The Broons

★★★★☆ Cheery:
Loud, hugely enjoyable and instantly recognisable, The Broons, playing the King’s to Saturday, is every bit as much fun as you would hope.

November 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Full Monty

The Full Monty

★★★★☆ Appealing:
Cheeky and rollicking, the touring production of The Full Monty also has its share of pathos and politics, and is a satisfying affair.

October 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

★★★★☆ Blindingly Good Mice:
Agatha Christie’s legendary murder mystery, The Mousetrap, finds a stately – if temporary – home at the King’s Theatre this week.

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Democracy

Democracy

★★☆☆☆ Static:
Much in Rapture’s touring production of Democracy at the King’s could speak to audiences in 2016 Scotland. However, it is buried in a slow, seemingly interminable production.

September 30, 2016 | By | Reply More