Amateurs

It’s Hairspray for the 45!

It’s Hairspray for the 45!

Balerno TC hit Baltimore:

Balerno Theatre Company is moving away from its traditional pantomime for this year’s seasonal offering at the Church Hill Theatre and returning to its roots to stage the Edinburgh amateur premiere of Hairspray, The Musical!.

November 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Into the Woods

Into the Woods

★★★★☆  Shady:

There’s laughter, edged with more than little darkness, to the Eusog’s splendid and convincing production of Into The Woods playing the Pleasance theatre to Saturday.

November 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

★★★☆☆ Crystal clear:

Leitheatre’s production of On Golden Pond at the Church Hill is a warm and emotional evocation of family struggles and satisfactions that rarely ignites but is performed with diligence and grace.

November 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh Gang Show 2019

Edinburgh Gang Show 2019

★★★★☆  Feast of dance:

The lungs and the legs of the over 100 main cast of the Edinburgh Gang Show are made to work overtime in this year’s show, at the King’s to Saturday, which is a veritable cornucopia of song and dance.

November 20, 2019 | By | 5 Replies More
Six Decades of Neckies

Six Decades of Neckies

Gang Show Goes 60:

This coming Tuesday, 19 November 2019, the Edinburgh Gang Show will open its sixtieth production, having first hit the King’s stage on Monday November 14 1960.

November 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Catch 22

Catch 22

★★★★☆  Catchy:

As with so many great books, Catch-22 seems to have defied dramatic representation over the years. And while EGTG’s version at the Biscuit Factory does not necessarily kill off such an idea, is still an extremely impressive production.

November 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
EGTG Catch their 22

EGTG Catch their 22

Pace, Panto and Pathos promised at Biscuit Factory:

Stage adaptations of literature have been pouring off Edinburgh’s stages in the last wee while, but amateur company EGTG has gone to the top of the tree marked Iconic.

November 10, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

★★★★☆ Up-standing:

As the political stew bubbles over the edges of the Westminster cauldron, Allegro’s big and bold production of Made in Dagenham reminds us of a time when politics was a lot more simple – and the issues were even more fundamental.

October 31, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
A second life in theatre

A second life in theatre

Susan Wales Hampson’s autobiographical notes:

Today, we remember Susan Wales Hampson who died on Sunday 15 September 2019 at the age of 72. Susan was a strong and integral part of Edinburgh’s amateur and community theatre scene for almost 20 years.

September 25, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Susan Wales Hampson

Susan Wales Hampson

Amateur theatre stalwart dies aged 72:

Susan Wales Hampson, a pillar of Edinburgh’s amateur theatre scene in both an official and personal capacity, has died on Sunday 15 September 2019. She was 72.

September 19, 2019 | By | 6 Replies More