King’s Theatre

Sunshine cancels

Sunshine cancels

Covid blow to King’s final show

Covid-19 has caused the remaining performances of Sunshine on Leith at the Edinburgh King’s to be cancelled, from today, Tuesday 14 June 2022.

June 14, 2022 | By | 2 Replies More
Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

★★★☆☆ Overstretched

Emma Rice’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights for Wise Children with the UK National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal is full of energy and ideas. Indeed, too full for its own good at times.

May 26, 2022 | By | Reply More
Cluedo

Cluedo

★★★☆☆ Absurd

The touring Cluedo at the King’s is billed as a ‘brand new play’ and ‘an exciting comedy thriller’. It is certainly possible to quibble with those descriptions as there is little excitement, few thrills and nothing new. However, it does have considerable comic value.

May 11, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
A Murder is Announced

A Murder is Announced

★★★☆☆ Dependable

The queen of crime returns to Edinburgh in Middle Ground Theatre Company’s long-running revival of Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced, which returns to the King’s until Saturday.

May 4, 2022 | By | Reply More
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

★★★★★   Find your joy

With a title like Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, it’s unsurprising that the first night King’s audience for this touring production was mainly female.

April 27, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

★★★☆☆ Visually arresting

The big budget obviously afforded to the adaptation of The Da Vinci Code is put to good use in a stunningly designed and consistently well acted production that bowls along merrily without ever quite coming together as a dramatic narrative.

April 6, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

★★★★☆ Beyond duty

The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society bring a production of The Pirates of Penzance to the King’s which goes beyond the call of duty, being packed with high points – and no low ones to speak of.

March 24, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

★★★☆☆ Swamptastic

Just 904 days after its first rehearsal, the Bohemians Lyric Opera Company’s production of Shrek the Musical arrives on the King’s stage, battered by Covid in more ways than one, but brave and unbowed none-the-less.

March 18, 2022 | By | Reply More
Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show

★★★★★ Damn it!

Loud, brash and very, very slick, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show rock’n’rolls into the Kings with pinch of glitter, a fist-full of glitz and a whole bucket of on-the-nose comedy.

February 22, 2022 | By | Reply More
Post-Christmas shows cancelled

Post-Christmas shows cancelled

Panto and ballet to close on Christmas Eve

The King’s panto Sleeping Beauty and Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Festival Theatre will close on Christmas Eve, cancelling all remaining performances, as Nicola Sturgeon limits theatre audiences to 200 and re-imposes one metre social distancing.

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