Bill Kenwright

Rain Man Casting

Rain Man Casting

Casting Announced for Rain Man Tour:

Matthew Horne – Gavin from Gavin & Stacey – and Downton Abbey’s Ed Speleers are to play brothers Raymond and Charlie Babbit in the tour of Rain Man coming to the King’s in October.

May 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Case of the Frightened Lady

The Case of the Frightened Lady

★★☆☆☆   Static:

Reliable performances by a host of crowd-pleasing big TV names cannot quite redeem the disappointing script of The Case of the Frightened Lady.

March 27, 2018 | By | 3 Replies More
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

★★★★☆   Timeless classic:

It may be a cliché, but Edinburgh is definitely “alive with the Sound of Music” once again as the classic musical returns to the Playhouse.

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cilla The Musical

Cilla The Musical

★★★★☆    Mersey hard to beat:
Step inside the Playhouse, love, and see the triumphs and tragedies on the way to Cilla Black becoming an entertainment legend.

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

✭✭✭✭✩ Dream Team:
It’s nearly 50 years old but Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at the Playhouse until Saturday, doesn’t need to be mothballed.

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles

✭✭✭✭✩ Sequinned:
High kicks and high camp dominate La Cage Aux Folles, at the Playhouse to Saturday, as it explodes in a glorious melange of sequins, feathers and a timely political message wrapped up in an over-sugared package.

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Judgement in Stone

A Judgement in Stone

★★★☆☆ Not such a class act:
The Ruth Rendell murder tale A Judgement in Stone, at the King’s until Saturday, promises much but shoots itself in the foot with unbelievable characters and relationships.

February 14, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Evita

Evita

★★★★★ Star-kissed:
Evita returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse with more than a little starryness about the turns, to match the starry nature of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical.

February 8, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Ghost the Musical

Ghost the Musical

★★★☆☆ Unbelievable:
Part thriller, part romantic comedy, part Sarah Harding casting error, Ghost: the Musical, at the Playhouse to Saturday, does just about everything expected of it.

November 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rehearsal For Murder

Rehearsal For Murder

★★★☆☆ Accomplished:
Efficiently staged, well acted and cleverly paced, Rehearsal for Murder has everything you would want from a large scale touring production.

March 22, 2016 | By | Reply More