King’s Theatre

Rebus casting

Rebus casting

Cathy Tyson joins Rebus cast as Siobhan:

Cathy Tyson and John Stahl are to join Charles Lawson in the first Rebus play, Long Shadows, which is touring to the King’s for a week this October 2018.

August 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

★★★★☆   Force of nature:

There’s plenty of passion, commitment and many nuggets of true talent at the end of the rainbow of the  Beyond Broadway Experience’s production of The Wizard of Oz, at the King’s to Saturday.

July 20, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
The Oz Experience

The Oz Experience

Wizard of Oz at King’s this week:

The ruby slippers, Yellow Brick Road and Emerald City are all in place at the King’s, ready for the many students of this summer’s Beyond Broadway Experience to go over the rainbow with The Wizard of Oz.

July 18, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Peppa Pig’s Adventure

Peppa Pig’s Adventure

★★★★☆   Toddlertastic:

The average age of the audience for Peppa Pig’s Adventure – at the King’s Theatre this weekend and on tour – has to be about three.

June 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Love From a Stranger

Love From a Stranger

★★★☆☆     Deep waters:

Dark undercurrents flow beneath the surface of Fiery Angel and the Royal and Derngate, Northampton’s touring production of Love From a Stranger, at the King’s until Saturday.

June 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted Evening

Rodgers & Hammerstein focus for Ed’s G&S outfit:

The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society is focussing on a different pairing than usual for its summer concert outing at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church on George Street this Saturday 9 June 2018.

June 5, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

★★☆☆☆     Undemanding:

A lavish staging and some spirited performances cannot redeem a thin script in the Theatre Royal Bath and Kenny Wax’s touring production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, at the King’s until Saturday.

May 29, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Rain Man Casting

Rain Man Casting

Casting Announced for Rain Man Tour:

Matthew Horne – Gavin from Gavin & Stacey – and Downton Abbey’s Ed Speleers are to play brothers Raymond and Charlie Babbit in the tour of Rain Man coming to the King’s in October.

May 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

★★★★☆ Singing back to happiness:

Raw in delivery and driven by big emotions, Sunshine on Leith returns to Edinburgh in a tough new version produced by the West Yorkshire Playhouse which retains the heart of the original 2007 musical while bringing it right up to date.

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Birdsong

Birdsong

★★★☆☆     Timely:

There is more than one large-scale depiction of World War One on stage in Edinburgh at the moment. While the juggernaut that is War Horse may cause Birdsong to be overshadowed, the returning touring production of Sebastian Faulks’s story at the King’s has much to recommend it.

May 9, 2018 | By | Reply More