The Studio at Festival Theatre

The Singing Mermaid

The Singing Mermaid

★★★★☆ Tuneful:

All the delight of the original picture book story of the singing mermaid who gets swept away in the circus is brought to the stage in this puppet adaptation from the Little Angel Theatre. And more.

February 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Poggle

Poggle

★★★★★ Disarmingly charming:

There is real delight for pre-school kids to be had at the Studio of the Festival Theatre this Christmas, as the clever and playful Poggle is revived by Barrowland Ballet.

December 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Oh! What A Lovely War

Oh! What A Lovely War

★★★★☆ Powerful:

Brutal yet hilarious, Captivate Theatre’s production of Oh! What A Lovely War at the Festival Theatre Studio feels relevant beyond its obvious significance to Sunday’s centenary of the WW1 Armistice.

November 10, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Ludus: Playful Love

Ludus: Playful Love

★★★☆☆ Diverting:

Ludus: Playful Love, Theatre Broad’s production of two contrasting plays by early 20th century poet and playwright Clifford Bax provides an evening that is high on period charm but never really stakes its claim to contemporary relevance.

September 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

★★★★☆ Spring in the step:

Dark and bruising in many parts, TBC Productions has created a properly adult production of alt rock musical Spring Awakening, which is at the Festival Studio to Saturday.

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Homecoming

The Homecoming

★★★☆☆ Reverent:

Fidelity to the text characterises Leitheatre’s The Homecoming at the Festival Theatre Studio. The result is a well-crafted production that could probably do with showing a little less respect.

May 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Sunshine Ghost

The Sunshine Ghost

★★★☆☆    Reassuring:

Spirited and melodic, the first small-scale run of The Sunshine Ghost is not yet the finished article but shows signs of developing into something popular.

October 8, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

★★★☆☆    Midsummer fun:
There’s bundles of fun and bonkers B-movie mayhem in Little Shop of Horrors, the debut musical from TBC Productions, which is at the Studio on Potterrow to Saturday.

June 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bouncers

Bouncers

★★★★☆ Well observed:
Crisp in its delivery and twisting in its purpose, Leitheatre’s production of John Godber’s Bouncers hits many of its marks in a strong production at the Festival Theatre Studio

May 20, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Heroine

Heroine

★★★★☆ Raw
Hilarious and chilling by turns, Heroine – Mary Jane Wells’ one-woman show at the Studio of Festival Theatre – tells a compelling story while digging deep into subjects so raw they are still taboo.

April 4, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More