Gordon Horne

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

★★★★☆ Melodic

The steeply-raked seats of the Brunton are alive with the Sound of Music this week as Musselburgh Amateur Musicals Association bring the singing Von Trapp family to Musselburgh.

May 2, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Chess

Chess

★★★☆☆ Re-opening gambit

Musselburgh Amateur Musicals Association make a spirited return to live with a production of Chess at the Brunton which hits all the high and the low notes while making a solid fist of the tricky ones in between.

March 5, 2022 | By | Reply More
Iolanthe

Iolanthe

★★★☆☆    Concise:

There is a pleasing and playful lightness of tone to the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group’s production of Iolanthe, which is at the Teviot Debating Hall until Saturday.

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

★★★☆☆ Hobbled:

There are some bright elements to the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which is at the Church Hill Theatre all week.

October 26, 2018 | By | 3 Replies More
Elephants

Elephants

★★★★☆ Accomplished debut:

Some excellent acting distinguishes ‘festive black comedy’ Elephants from new company Threepenny Theatricals upstairs at the Roxy.

January 26, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Elephants in the Roxy

Elephants in the Roxy

3T’s debut, Elephants, is Main event:

New Edinburgh amateur company Threepenny Theatricals is staging Rose Heiney’s black comedy Elephants as its debut production at the Assembly Roxy next week, 25 – 27 January 2018.

January 15, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Dolls of New Albion

The Dolls of New Albion

★★★★☆    Eager:
A cast which is not just devoted but also talented makes The Dolls of New Albion a pleasure to watch, while elegant scene changes and professional lighting let the musical just flow along.

August 16, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Back in the Woods

Back in the Woods

Æ’s young critics go Into the Woods:
Four young Edinburgh-based theatre critics will be reviewing for All Edinburgh Theatre this fringe, in a new mentoring scheme. Here are their early reviews of Into the Woods.

August 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Into The Woods

Into The Woods

★★★★☆ Dark magic:
Wise beyond their years, the young performers of Stage Experience find the dark corners of Sondheim and Lapine’s great musical Into the Woods at the Edinburgh Playhouse.

August 2, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More