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Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical

★★★★☆  Storytelling musical theatre:

Stories rule in the RSC’s brilliant production of Matilda The Musical in an adaptation which feels properly true to the spirit of its Roald Dahl original – complete with dangerous spikes and revolting children.

April 5, 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
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

★★★★☆ Jersey royal:

Never mind your eyes, your ears will adore the tour of Jersey Boys which has arrived at the Edinburgh Playhouse for a fortnight turn.

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American Idiot

American Idiot

★★★★☆ Rumpus rock

The tenth anniversary tour of Green Day’s American Idiot kicks up a storm – complete with an eye that isn’t so much calm as nurdling – as the Selladoor production arrives at the Playhouse for a week.

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Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

★★★★★ Bootiful:

ky Boots brings musical comedy with sole to the Playhouse for five glamorous weeks over Christmas and into the New Year.

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Motown The Musical

Motown The Musical

★★★★☆ Electric:

Motown The Musical, touring to the King’s until December 8, has a strangely conceived storyline, but is carried along on a wave of wonderful music.

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Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

★★★★☆  Electric:

It’s been 40 years since Saturday Night Fever hit the big screen, but the musical adaptation of the cult disco classic is back in an all-new production at the Playhouse this week.

October 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Madagascar The Musical

Madagascar The Musical

★★☆☆☆ Lackluster:

Madagascar may have been a hugely popular animated movie, but unfortunately, the musical adaptation fails to hit the right notes as it tours to the Playhouse this week.

October 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Benidorm Live

Benidorm Live

★★★★☆ Bawdy:

Boldly brash – and brazen with it – the live musical version of ITV hit Benidorm combines plenty of recognition for the show’s fans with the kind of comedy that would make a panto dame blush.

September 20, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Band

The Band

★★★★★   Poptastic

Heart-warming and bursting with pop songs, The Band perfectly captures teenage fandom as Take That’s songs shine in this brand new musical at the Playhouse this week.

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