King’s

Peppa Pig’s Adventure

Peppa Pig’s Adventure

★★★★☆   Toddlertastic:

The average age of the audience for Peppa Pig’s Adventure – at the King’s Theatre this weekend and on tour – has to be about three.

June 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Love From a Stranger

Love From a Stranger

★★★☆☆     Deep waters:

Dark undercurrents flow beneath the surface of Fiery Angel and the Royal and Derngate, Northampton’s touring production of Love From a Stranger, at the King’s until Saturday.

June 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

★★☆☆☆     Undemanding:

A lavish staging and some spirited performances cannot redeem a thin script in the Theatre Royal Bath and Kenny Wax’s touring production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, at the King’s until Saturday.

May 29, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

★★★★☆ Singing back to happiness:

Raw in delivery and driven by big emotions, Sunshine on Leith returns to Edinburgh in a tough new version produced by the West Yorkshire Playhouse which retains the heart of the original 2007 musical while bringing it right up to date.

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Birdsong

Birdsong

★★★☆☆     Timely:

There is more than one large-scale depiction of World War One on stage in Edinburgh at the moment. While the juggernaut that is War Horse may cause Birdsong to be overshadowed, the returning touring production of Sebastian Faulks’s story at the King’s has much to recommend it.

May 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

★★★★☆   Distinctive:

By focussing on the music, and getting it pretty much spot on, Edinburgh Music Theatre succeed in bringing out the theatre in Guys and Dolls at the King’s all week until Saturday.

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

★★★☆☆   Puzzling:

The seminal story of a 19th century physician who uses a potion to unlock the darkness within gets a puzzling treatment as the Touring Consortium Theatre Company’s production reaches the King’s.

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The Case of the Frightened Lady

The Case of the Frightened Lady

★★☆☆☆   Static:

Reliable performances by a host of crowd-pleasing big TV names cannot quite redeem the disappointing script of The Case of the Frightened Lady.

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HMS Pinafore

HMS Pinafore

★★★★☆   Hits the heights:

There is a strong musicality and big professional polish to EdGAS’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore which is at the King’s Theatre until Saturday.

March 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Footloose

Footloose

★★★☆☆    Nostalgic:

There are some decidedly impressive production numbers in the Bohemians’ production of Footloose at the King’s. Add in some excellent singing and you have a show that will please a lot of people with fond memories of the 1980s.

March 16, 2018 | By | Reply More