King’s

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 | 1 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.

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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.

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Shirley Valentine

Shirley Valentine

★★★☆☆ Vibrant:
Raw, potent and very real, Jodie Prenger’s performance in Shirley Valentine at the King’s and on tour, is a class act.

May 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox

★★★☆☆ Entertaining:
Fantastic Mr Fox is a musical for children based on the classic book by Roald Dahl. It is the same basic story as the book, but lots of things that Mr Fox does are not the same.

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Sasha Regan’s All Male The Mikado

Sasha Regan’s All Male The Mikado

★★★★☆ Entertaining:
Clever, witty and tuneful, Sasha Regan’s all male The Mikado, at the King’s to Saturday, ticks the necessary boxes for a successful night of G&S operetta.

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Not Dead Enough

Not Dead Enough

★★★☆☆ Grace notes:
Quincy meets Crossroads as the latest adaptation of a Peter James thriller, Not Dead Enough, hits the King’s Theatre. Literally.

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nell Gwynn

Nell Gwynn

★★★★☆ Bawdy, never boring
The most famous mistress of Charles II rules at the King’s Theatre this week, with the English Touring Theatre’s production of Nell Gwynn.

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

★★★★☆ Strong theatre:
Sweeping along on the back of a strong emotional charge, Edinburgh Music Theatre has made good of its move down the hill for a short stay at the King’s with its Fiddler on the Roof.

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Anita and Me

Anita and Me

★★★☆☆ Indistinct:
Seventies teenager Meena lives in Tollington, a former mining village in England’s Black Country in Anita and Me, on at the King’s until Saturday.

March 29, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More