Anne Mackenzie

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
Wedding Fever

Wedding Fever

★★★★☆  Cavalcade of laughs:
Huge fun and some genuinely good comic acting are to be found in Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s Wedding Fever.

August 9, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

★★★★☆ Necessary:

Combining delicacy, steel and emotional truth, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank is both timely and accomplished.

June 1, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Bothered and Bewildered

Bothered and Bewildered

★★★★☆ Hugely affecting:
Combining laughter and tears, all utterly genuine, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s production of Bothered and Bewildered at the Church Hill is thoroughly successful.

May 26, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Charming:
Music, dance, fun, bizarre cross-dressing and genuine enjoyment are all in evidence in Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s Cinderella at the Church Hill. In other words, it is a proper old-fashioned pantomime – and a very good one too.

December 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Guid Cause

A Guid Cause

✭✭✭✭✩ Head and heart:
Informative, intelligent and packing a considerable emotional punch, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’ world premiere of A Guid Cause is subtle, complex and intriguing.

May 28, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
When We Are Married

When We Are Married

✭✭✭✭✩ Charming fun:
Snappy, engaging and funny, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s production of J.B. Priestley’s When We Are Married mines a rich seam of humour in the timeless subjects of marital discord and snobbery.

March 19, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

✭✭✭✩✩ Pure panto:
Big on audience participation and packed with boldly bad jokes, Edinburgh Peoples Theatre version of Dick Whittington at the Church Hill Theatre to Sunday 28, will delight fans of real pantomime.

December 19, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
The Sorcerer’s Tale

The Sorcerer’s Tale

✭✭✭✭✩ Good alchemy
Pawky, earthy and of consistent quality, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s revival of The Sorcerer’s Tale is the ideal show for anyone wanting to see something very Scottish and very funny.

August 8, 2014 | By | Reply More