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Boaby pulls the CATS

Boaby pulls the CATS

Gavin Mitchell to compere Scottish theatre awards:
Gavin Mitchell, known to millions as Boabby the constantly sneering barman of the Clansman pub in Still Game has been announced as presenter for the 15th Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, to be held on Sunday 11 June 2017.

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Out of This World

Out of This World

★★★☆☆ Thrilling spectacle:
Visually stunning yet lacking in substance, Out of This World at the Festival Theatre is an exhilarating fusion of theatre and film that doesn’t quite deliver.

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

★★★★☆ Pure theatre:
Resolutely theatrical and visually arresting, the version of Jane Eyre at the Festival Theatre retains the flavour of that well-loved book while succeeding admirably on its own terms.

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

★★★★☆ Modern elegance:
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, on national tour and at the Festival Theatre all week, is an exquisite celebration of classical ballet with Bourne’s typical modern twist.

May 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

★★★★☆Beautiful and dangerous:
Love, lust, obsession and despair are given colourful and vigorous life in Matthew Bourne’s adaptation of The Red Shoes, touring to the Festival Theatre this week.

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Addams Family

The Addams Family

★★★★☆ Slick:
Hugely energetic, reliably tuneful and packed with more fun that could reasonably be expected, The Addams Family is always going to be a great success.

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

✭✭✭✭✩ Spectacular:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the UK National Theatre’s celebrated, award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel, is back at the Festival Theatre until Saturday, and remains a beautifully staged, complex piece.

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
RENT

RENT

★★★☆☆ Lacks dirt:
There is plenty of energy and spectacle in Bruce Guthrie’s 20th anniversary production of Rent, at the Festival theatre until Saturday, but it is too careful and just too clean to fully persuade.

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Relax? Let’s do it!

Relax? Let’s do it!

Relaxed Xmas perfs mapped:
Four Edinburgh theatres are included in a new map of all the relaxed performances of Christmas shows around the world created by Edinburgh academic Dr Ben Fletcher-Watson.

December 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rambert: Ghost Dances

Rambert: Ghost Dances

★★★★☆ Bitty:
Vicious, enthralling, politically charged and emotionally engaging, Rambert’s revival of Ghost Dances, is still powerful, 35 years after it was created.

November 24, 2016 | By | Reply More