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Anthropocene

Anthropocene

★★★☆☆ Icy:

Anthropocene, from Scottish Opera at the King’s, is a work that is constantly shifting its ground both dramatically and musically; while it is absorbing it never entirely solidifies.

February 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Glasgow Girls

Glasgow Girls

★★★★☆  Politically Powerful:

A thought-provoking and inspiring piece of musical theatre, Glasgow Girls at the Kings Theatre feels more relevant than ever as it returns for a new tour.

January 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

★★★★☆ Sparkling:

Beauty and the Beast comes to the King’s in pantomime form for the first time since 1946 in a show that continues a classic run of hits – and is sticking around well into January next year.

December 6, 2018 | By | 3 Replies More
Edinburgh Gang Show 2018

Edinburgh Gang Show 2018

★★★★☆     Spectacular:

Epic in scope, local in coverage and inclusive in its effect, the 59th Edinburgh Gang Show is a wonderful spectacle.

November 21, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Shakespeare In Love

Shakespeare In Love

★★★★☆ Superslick:

Top-notch comic performances and a production that purrs like a Rolls-Royce mean that the touring production of Shakespeare In Love at the King’s, from Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Theatre Royal Bath, is extremely seductive.

November 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Vulcan 7

Vulcan 7

★★★☆☆   Mixed bag:

There are some brilliantly imaginative elements to the touring production of Vulcan 7 at the King’s. Unfortunately, none of them are in the script.

November 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

★★★☆☆ BANG!

Noisy fun is to be had in the touring Dracula at the King’s, in a production that lacks depth but is unashamedly crowd-pleasing, not to say crowd-scaring.

October 31, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Fame The Musical

Fame The Musical

★★★★☆  High energy:

Grab your legwarmers as the King’s Theatre hosts a high energy, if not Hi-Fidelity, spin-off from the Alan Parker film Fame.

October 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Rebus: Long Shadows

Rebus: Long Shadows

★★★☆☆     Overshadowed:

Despite boasting the talents of two of Scotland’s greatest writers and a more than adequate cast, Rebus: Long Shadows, at the King’s until Saturday, is nowhere near as compelling as the stage debut of Edinburgh’s most celebrated fictional policeman should be.

October 9, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Rain Man

Rain Man

★★☆☆☆ Clunky:

There are probably enough fans of the original movie to sustain The Classic Screen to Stage Company’s touring version of Rain Man, at the King’s until Saturday. However, as a piece of theatre it never makes a successful case for itself.

October 2, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More