Playhouse

Cabaret

Cabaret

★★★★☆ Chilling:

Chilling in all the right places, the revival of the award-winning tour of Cabaret starring Will Young as the Emcee feels as important a piece of musical theatre as it ever did.

November 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

★★★★★    Triumphant:

There is no doubt that Ria Jones, as Norma Desmond, owns the Curve theatre’s production of Sunset Boulevard that lights into the Playhouse this week, on the first date of its major UK tour.

October 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cilla The Musical

Cilla The Musical

★★★★☆    Mersey hard to beat:
Step inside the Playhouse, love, and see the triumphs and tragedies on the way to Cilla Black becoming an entertainment legend.

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Grease

Grease

★★★☆☆    Over greased
There’s enough pizzaz and passion for a whole production in the opening number of Grease, at the Playhouse to Saturday.

September 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Funny Girl

Funny Girl

★★★★☆ Considerable presence:
Tuneful and comedically brilliant, Sheridan Smith truly shines in the touring production of Funny Girl, at the Playhouse until Saturday.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sister Act

Sister Act

★★★★☆ Habit forming:
If you like musical comedy you really should catch up with nun on the run Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act at the Playhouse this week.

April 5, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

✭✭✭✭✩ Dream Team:
It’s nearly 50 years old but Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at the Playhouse until Saturday, doesn’t need to be mothballed.

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles

✭✭✭✭✩ Sequinned:
High kicks and high camp dominate La Cage Aux Folles, at the Playhouse to Saturday, as it explodes in a glorious melange of sequins, feathers and a timely political message wrapped up in an over-sugared package.

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Evita

Evita

★★★★★ Star-kissed:
Evita returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse with more than a little starryness about the turns, to match the starry nature of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie

★★★☆☆ Not strictly brilliant:
Pop quiz. Hum a song from Thoroughly Modern Millie, which is at the Playhouse until Saturday. Aha, Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen’s title number. Very good. And?

February 1, 2017 | By | Reply More