Hugh Simpson

Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Gorgeous:

Shona Reppe’s puppet version of Cinderella at the Traverse until Christmas Eve is a thing of airy, subtle wonder.

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How to Disappear

How to Disappear

★★★☆☆ Troubling comedy:

Morna Pearson’s new play How to Disappear, which is this year’s ‘alternative’ Traverse Christmas entertainment, definitely has its heart in the right place.

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Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Still Sparkling:

This year’s King’s pantomime – Cinderella – is a more plot-driven and less reliant on effects than many of recent years. It also lacks some of the more interactive elements of panto, but for sheer fun and laughter it scores very highly indeed.

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The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

★★★★☆ Ravishing:

Beautiful to look at and clever enough to know when to be stupid, The Arabian Nights at the Lyceum is genuine family Christmas entertainment.

December 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
La Clique Noel

La Clique Noel

★★★☆☆ Spicy:

Back in Edinburgh and back in a tent, La Clique serve up a disparate collection of acts that provide some real entertainment as well as some less satisfactory moments.

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Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

★★☆☆☆  Disjointed:

Tabula Rasa at the Traverse is a collaboration between Scottish Ensemble and Vanishing Point that contains moments of heartfelt beauty but never coheres.

November 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Steamie

The Steamie

★★★★☆   Far from mince:

There is genuine warmth as well as hilarity in The Steamie, at the King’s until Saturday.

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Duet For One

Duet For One

★★★☆☆   Solid:

Thought-provoking and icily emotional, Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s version of Duet For One at the King’s until Saturday is wonderfully acted but never really takes flight.

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Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!

★★★★☆  Spirited:

Melodic drive and fine performances make EDGAS’s Oklahoma! at the Church Hill until Saturday a real treat.

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Our Fathers

Our Fathers

★★★☆☆ Charming:

Our Fathers at the Traverse has a great deal of talent behind it. The end result is amusing and entertaining but ultimately somewhat too frothy.

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