Reviews

Nightmare

Nightmare

★★★☆☆    Oddly enjoyable:

A frankly implausible plot, that breaks several of the cardinal rules of crime fiction, is largely overcome by the committed performances in Saughtonhall Drama Group’s Nightmare.

April 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stones In His Pockets

Stones In His Pockets

★★★☆☆ Clever:

There’s plenty of life and bundles of irony in the latest production of Marie Jones’ magnificent two-hander, Stones In His Pockets, which is at the King’s all week as part of a major UK tour.

April 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Iolanthe

Iolanthe

★★★☆☆    Concise:

There is a pleasing and playful lightness of tone to the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group’s production of Iolanthe, which is at the Teviot Debating Hall until Saturday.

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

★★★☆☆ Thrilling:

Whether you know the story or not, The Girl on the Train – at the Kings Theatre until Saturday – will keep you on the edge of your seat right up until the end.

March 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
White

White

★★★★☆ Layered:

Comic, brutal and certainly confrontational, the UK premiere of James Ijames’ White at St Cecelia’s Hall delivers a well-judged prod at the often unguarded underbelly of white liberal self-satisfaction.

March 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Local Hero

Local Hero

★★★☆☆ Charming:

Local Hero, the Lyceum’s co-production with the Old Vic, has the authenticity and drive one would expect considering the source material, but fails to add much that is new.

March 24, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

★★★★☆ Hilariously entertaining:

It’s all big hair and eighties music as The Bohemians take us back to 1985 in their annual trip to the King’s with The Wedding Singer, playing until Saturday.

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds

★★★☆☆  Inexact science:

Arkle’s production of Paul Zindel’s The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds at the Hill Street Theatre is an uneven but ultimately fulfilling exploration of angry insecurities and brittle dreams.

March 21, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

★★★★☆ Go Go Go Joseph!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat proves it’s still at the top of its game as it returns to the Playhouse – again – over 50 years since it first launched.

March 20, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Mikado

The Mikado

★★★☆☆  Solid

There are big ambitions and some sparkling moments to Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s latest take on The Mikado, which at the King’s Theatre all week to Saturday.

March 15, 2019 | By | 3 Replies More