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Knives in Hens

Knives in Hens

A Concert Reading from Pearlfisher

At the beginning of this one-off concert reading of Knives in Hens in memory of Pauline Knowles, playwright David Harrower related a telling anecdote about Pauline and the play in which she originated the central character.

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Twenty Five

The Twenty Five

Full cast of Knives in Hens announced:

The full cast of 25 actresses taking on the role of Young Woman in the concert reading of David Harrower’s Knives in Hens at the Lyceum on Tuesday 11 June 2019 has been revealed.

June 11, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Mina takes on Brecht

Mina takes on Brecht

Lyceum launches 2019/20 season:

The Lyceum has announced a ten-production main stage season for 2019/20, with new works by Denise Mina and Linda McLean joining the already announced premieres of Solaris and An Edinburgh Christmas Carol.

May 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Spark of Philosophy

A Spark of Philosophy

Muriel Spark at the Book Festival:

This year’s Book Festival has featured several events designed to appeal to the theatre-goer which cross over with the strand celebrating the centenary of the birth of Edinburgh’s own Muriel Spark.

August 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fat Friends The Musical

Fat Friends The Musical

★★★☆☆ Feel-good fun:

It’s been almost 20 years since Fat Friends burst onto our TV screens, but its back in the form of an entertaining touring musical making its Scottish debut at the Playhouse this week.

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
King’s Cinders nommed in panto awards

King’s Cinders nommed in panto awards

Cinderella gets two nods in panto awards:

Cinderella, the 2017/18 Edinburgh King’s pantomime, has received two nominations in the Great British Pantomime Awards – for its script and its baddie.

February 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

✭✭✭✭✩ Big and clever:
It’s Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show at the King’s this week. Or maybe it’s the Big Big BIG Variety Show. It’s hard to keep these things straight… But it’s fair to say it’s big.

March 1, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
That’s Entertainment

That’s Entertainment

★★★☆☆ Bold McDonald
A supposed tribute to Hollywood musicals at the Playhouse proves a bit of a headscratcher but That’s Entertainment.

June 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Annie

Annie

★★★★★ Captivating style:
They say you should never work with animals or children. The touring production of Annie, at the Playhouse until Saturday, proves that, boy, were they wrong.

May 17, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More