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Once On This Island

Once On This Island

★★★★☆    Poignant energy:

There is real emotional pull to Forth Children’s Theatre’s Once On This Island at the Edinburgh Tabernacle. Director Alex Gordon has fashioned a production that relies on careful staging and a fidelity to the story that makes for an expressive, impressive production.

August 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
Whistle Down The Wind

Whistle Down The Wind

★★★☆☆ Solid:

Forth Children’s Theatre put in a solid production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman’s musical version of Whistle Down the Wind, at the Edinburgh Academy until Saturday.

April 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

★★★★☆ Hilariously entertaining:

It’s all big hair and eighties music as The Bohemians take us back to 1985 in their annual trip to the King’s with The Wedding Singer, playing until Saturday.

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
All Shook Up

All Shook Up

★★★☆☆ Energetic:

There is a spirited tunefulness to LYAMC’s All Shook Up that makes it cheerfully compelling despite occasional raggedness.

September 6, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

★★★☆☆ Codpiece rock-out:

Big and silly, much like the hair, Allegro’s production of retro Eighties soft-rock musical Rock of Ages at the Church Hill knows how to hit the highs with ease.

November 2, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

★★★☆☆ Sunny intervals:
Tuneful and committed, Allegro’s production of Sunshine on Leith at the Church Hill is almost torpedoed by some peculiar staging choices.

October 19, 2016 | By | 5 Replies More
A Bohemians’ Rhapsody

A Bohemians’ Rhapsody

★★★☆☆ Tunefully diverse:
Tuneful, varied and unfussily melodic, A Bohemians’ Rhapsody is a thoroughly satisfactory evening out.

August 28, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Aida – The Musical

Aida – The Musical

✭✭✭✭✩ Brought to life:
Beginning in a museum full of tourists, Limelight Productions, magically transports the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline back to Ancient Egypt, delivering an all-singing, all-dancing tale of woe.

October 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Grease  – Review

Grease – Review

✭✭✭✭✩ A smooth operation

The Bohemians’ snappy and agile production of Grease fairly flies across the stage at the Church Hill, providing a great deal of deftness and dexterity allied to boisterous amusement.

March 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – Sweet Charity

Review – Sweet Charity

✭✭✭✩✩ Enjoyably ambitious

Consistent entertainment and a high level of skill mark out Allegro’s production of Sweet Charity at the Church Hill all this week, despite the occasional mis-step.

October 17, 2013 | By | Reply More