Charlie West

Sweet FA

Sweet FA

★★★★★ Sparkling

Sweet FA, This Is My Story’s tuneful evocation of women’s football during World War I, is back for a rematch at Tynecastle Park. It remains an inspiring and beautifully performed piece, which seems even more impressive and important at a second viewing.

August 10, 2022 | By | Reply More
A War of Two Halves

A War of Two Halves

★★★★★   Resonant

This Is My Story Productions’ storied A War of Two Halves remains essential viewing.

August 8, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Orphans

Orphans

★★★☆☆ Raucous

Full of comic bravado, the National Theatre of Scotland’s long-delayed musical adaptation of Orphans at the King’s is an attractive but unwieldy beast.

April 13, 2022 | By | Reply More
Sister Act

Sister Act

★★★★★   Nun better:

Tuneful, wonderfully acted and with the comic momentum of a juggernaut, Forth Children’s Theatre’s Sister Act at the Edinburgh Tabernacle is almost unimaginably entertaining.

August 4, 2018 | By | 4 Replies More
The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

★★★★☆    Explosive:
The Threepenny Opera continues the verve and vitality of the Attic Collective’s previous outings, adding a musical dimension that makes for an explosive extravaganza.

September 16, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Stories of the Sea

Stories of the Sea

★★★★☆    Factual:
There’s a braw bundle of insight to be had in Citadel Arts Group’s double bill of plays that explore some of the varying aspects of the women of Leith’s relationships with the sea.

June 14, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
War in America

War in America

★★★★☆ Timely:
The Attic Collective’s War in America is passionate, emotional and committed – but not over-earnest, and certainly not polite.

May 27, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Lysistrata

Lysistrata

★★★★☆ Ebullient energy:
Fizzing with righteous anger and frothing with near-the-knuckle humour, the Attic Collective’s Lysistrata at the King’s is a breath of fresh air and an undeniable statement of intent.

January 28, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

★★★★★ Divine
Tuneful, committed and utterly enthralling, Forth Children’s Theatre’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar features enough talent on and off stage to make any other Fringe productions green with envy.

August 7, 2016 | By | 4 Replies More
Triple Decker of Comedy

Triple Decker of Comedy

★★★☆☆ Funny:
Full of energy and laughter, St Serf’s Players’ Triple Decker of Comedy is a patchy affair, but extremely endearing.

June 2, 2016 | By | Reply More