Reviews

Sister Act

Sister Act

★★★★☆  Nun better:

Sisters are doing it for themselves – and packed houses – at the Brunton this week as Our Lady of Loretto Youth Players aim for the heights in an ambitious production of Sister Act.

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Hollow

The Hollow

★★★☆☆   Stately:

Huge care and attention has gone into the staging of Threepenny Theatricals’ version of Agatha Christie’s The Hollow. That care, however, does mean that there is a definite absence of energy in a production that never outstays its welcome but frequently threatens to.

February 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Ludicrous MacKenzie

Ludicrous MacKenzie

★★★★☆ Crackling comedy:

There’s equal measures of biting wit and pacy dialogue in the downstairs room of New Town gastro pub Little White Pig, as writer-director Mark McDonnell launches his latest production, Ludicrous MacKenzie, and a new venue.

February 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Six The Musical

Six The Musical

★★★★☆  Royally good:

You’ll lose your head over Six The Musical, which is bringing a new audience to the Festival Theatre just a week ahead of the show’s Broadway debut.

February 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Ten Times Table

Ten Times Table

★★★☆☆   Solid:

There is a pleasing solidity to the touring production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Ten Times Table at the King’s all week, but it suffers from a shortage of inspiration.

February 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Oor Wullie

Oor Wullie

★★★☆☆   Sparky:

Oor Wullie, the touring musical from Selladoor, Dundee Rep and DC Thomson has moments of comic brilliance. However, it never quite coheres into a wholly convincing story.

January 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

★★★★☆  Effervescent:

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of), presented by the Lyceum with the Tron, Glasgow and Blood of the Young, is a constantly surprising and endlessly entertaining affair.

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It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

★★★☆☆  Half-life:

They say your life flashes before you before you die and that’s certainly the impression left by Floating Brick Theatre’s version of It’s a Wonderful Life at the Storytelling Centre this week.

December 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Flutter

Flutter

★★★★☆    Charming:

The return of Tortoise in a Nutshell’s charming winter wonderland, Flutter, creates a world of possibilities where the creativity of children takes centre stage – all it takes is a little bit of snow and a lot of imagination.

December 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Aladdin

Aladdin

★★★★☆    Magical:

Aladdin is Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s 67th consecutive pantomime but there is nothing tired about it. There may be baggy elements, but these are more than overcome by attention to comic detail, awareness of what really makes a panto and sheer good fun.

December 14, 2019 | By | Reply More