King’s Theatre

The Gang is Back

The Gang is Back

Edinburgh Gang Show ready for 58th season:

The full run through is done, band call has passed and now the Edinburgh Gang Show is ready to take over the King’s Theatre for the 2017 edition of the annual production it has been staging since 1960.

November 19, 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.

November 7, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Rent for Shoogly summer school

Rent for Shoogly summer school

Shoogly Peg Productions to stage Rent at King’s:

The Edinburgh based youth company Shoogly Peg Productions is to stage Rent the Musical as its intensive summer programme at the King’s Theatre in July 2018.

November 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
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.

November 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Real Thing

The Real Thing

★★★☆☆   Stoppard the play, I want to get off:

It’s love among the middle classes at the King’s this week as Laurence Fox stars in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing.

October 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Son of a Preacher Man

Son of a Preacher Man

★★★☆☆    Nostalgic:

Dusty Springfield fans will love Son of a Preacher Man as the 60s return to the Kings this week with Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood on both direction and choreographic duties.

October 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

★★★★☆     Emotional:

Raw and powerful, the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel The Kite Runner has lost none of its edge as it returns to the King’s for a week-long run, three years after it was last here.

October 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

★★☆☆☆      Underwhelming:

Worthy but earthbound, Rapture Theatre’s touring production of A Streetcar Named Desire at the King’s never really convinces.

October 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spamalot

Spamalot

★★★★☆    Hilarious:

The Mercury Theatre, Colchester’s touring version of Monty Python’s Spamalot for Selladoor Productions is consistently funny and may just be the best version of the show to have come to Edinburgh.

September 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

★★★★☆    Explosive:
The Threepenny Opera continues the verve and vitality of the Attic Collective’s previous outings, adding a musical dimension that makes for an explosive extravaganza.

September 16, 2017 | By | Reply More