Amateurs

The Pride

The Pride

★★★☆☆ Involving:

The Pride, the debut production by Different Works at the Assembly Roxy, is very good at showing how the repressive urge for conformity destroys everyone, not just those who are seen as ‘different’.

June 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted Evening

Rodgers & Hammerstein focus for Ed’s G&S outfit:

The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society is focussing on a different pairing than usual for its summer concert outing at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church on George Street this Saturday 9 June 2018.

June 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
Takin’ Over the Asylum

Takin’ Over the Asylum

★★★★☆ Serious comedy:

‘We are loonies and we are proud’ declare the cast of Takin’ Over The Asylum – a statement that many will find a combination of over-worthiness and bad taste.

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Macbeth

Macbeth

★★☆☆☆ Darkly modest:

The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Company take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Assembly Roxy this week, in a production which leans into all the horror and gore the tragedy reveals.

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie

★★☆☆☆   Shiny-edged:

Exhilarating moments and a couple of great individual performances ensure a shiny edge to Encore’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Brunton to Saturday.

May 18, 2018 | By | 1 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
Teddy’s coming home

Teddy’s coming home

Leitheatre stage Pinter’s The Homecoming:

Leitheatre is returning to the Studio at the Festival Theatre this week, with four performances of Harold Pinter’s morally ambiguous and darkly humorous The Homecoming, from Wednesday 16 May 2018.

May 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

★★★★☆   Distinctive:

By focussing on the music, and getting it pretty much spot on, Edinburgh Music Theatre succeed in bringing out the theatre in Guys and Dolls at the King’s all week until Saturday.

May 4, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
EUSC Open Call

EUSC Open Call

Much Ado About Nothing for EdFringe:

Edinburgh University Shakespeare Society is to stage its first ever EdFringe production and has put out and open call to auditions for Much Ado About Nothing, running in week three of EdFringe 2018.

May 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Oedipus & Hands Across the Sea

Oedipus & Hands Across the Sea

★★★★☆   Double Dose:

Congratulations to which ever member of the Edinburgh Makars thought of staging Sophocles’ bloody Oedipus in a seemingly incongruous double bill with a Noel Coward one-act farce. Truth is, the incongruity works.

April 28, 2018 | By | Reply More