Anne Mackenzie

Men Should Weep

Men Should Weep

★★★★☆ Timely

Seemingly endlessly delayed by Covid, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s production of Men Should Weep finally takes to the Church Hill stage. The end result is carefully observed and has considerable emotional power.

March 19, 2022 | By | Reply More
EPT Won’t Weep

EPT Won’t Weep

Men Should Weep makes the stage – eventually

Of the many productions which fell foul of the Covid lockdowns, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s production of Men Should Weep was perhaps the most unlucky not to have made it to the stage on time.

March 16, 2022 | By | Reply More
EPT casting call

EPT casting call

Boy wanted for Men Should Weep Due to unforeseen circumstances, Edinburgh People’s Theatre is looking to cast a boy aged between 9 and 13 to play Ernest in its March 2022 production of Men Should Weep. The show is due to open on March 16, exactly two years after it was cancelled due to Covid […]

January 19, 2022 | By | Reply More
Maryland

Maryland

There is cathartic release of pent up rage to Lucy Kirkwood’s Maryland, which had a semi-staged, script-in-hand performance at the Southside Community Centre on Saturday and returns in a different production to the Traverse this week.

November 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
Aladdin

Aladdin

★★★★☆    Magical:

Aladdin is Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s 67th consecutive pantomime but there is nothing tired about it. There may be baggy elements, but these are more than overcome by attention to comic detail, awareness of what really makes a panto and sheer good fun.

December 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

★★★★☆ Traditionally welcome:

There is a great deal in Little Red Riding Hood at the Church Hill Theatre that is involving, warm and funny.

December 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cambusdonald Royal

Cambusdonald Royal

★★★★☆   Knockout knockabout
Mayfield Salisbury Church (Venue 11): Fri 3–Sat 18 Aug 2018
Review by Hugh Simpson

There is an air of freshness and fun to Cambusdonald Royal from Edinburgh People’s Theatre at Mayfield Salisbury Church.

August 8, 2018 | By | 3 Replies More
Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

★★★☆☆ Emotionally charged:

There’s strong wit and a spark of real anger to Blackout Productions’ take on Steel Magnolias at the Magnusson Centre in the Edinburgh Academy to Saturday.

February 15, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

★★★★☆ Satisfying:

There is a warmth and sense of tradition to Jack and the Beanstalk at the Church Hill Theatre that makes it an extremely attractive proposition.

December 17, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
EPT’s windy bottom

EPT’s windy bottom

Has beans not has-beens in Panto land:

Edinburgh People’s Theatre doesn’t give a hill of beans for modern turns on panto tradition, just the usual bag of magic ones, as the company prepares the Church Hill Theatre for Jack and the Beanstalk, its 66th consecutive pantomime.

December 13, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More