King’s Theatre

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.

December 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Listings: Mon 13 to Sun 19 December 2021

Listings: Mon 13 to Sun 19 December 2021

What’s on Edinburgh’s Stages this week…

With most Christmas productions up and running, the Playhouse and the Studio Theatre complete this years offer with new openings from the extreme ends of the Festive selection, at least in terms of size.

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Sunshine on the King’s

Sunshine on the King’s

June dates for Proclaimers Musical

Sunshine on Leith, Stephen Greenhorn’s musical based around the songs of the Proclaimers will be the final show in the Edinburgh King’s season before the venue goes dark for refurbishment.

December 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Listings: Mon 6 to Sun 12 December 2021

Listings: Mon 6 to Sun 12 December 2021

What’s on Edinburgh’s Stages this week…

The build up to Christmas sees nearly all the seasonal shows and pantomimes up and running, but there is still room for a bit of an alternative thanks to Saltire Sky who are staging bringing back their hit 1902 down in Leith.

December 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

★★★★☆  Comforting

Familiar routines, eye-catching gimmicks and cheeky swagger are naturally present in Sleeping Beauty, this year’s pantomime at the King’s. And if something is unsurprisingly missing, it does pretty well in making up for it.

December 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Death Drop

Death Drop

★★★☆☆ Premature pantomime

Death Drop, from Tuck Shop and Trafalgar Theatre Productions at the King’s until Saturday, is an uneven affair – camp, garish and ultimately entertaining.

November 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

★☆☆☆☆ Unfathomable

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow from Tilted Wig productions, touring to the King’s until Saturday, may just about pass muster for a post-Hallowe’en frightfest due to its occasional horrific moments.

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The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

★★★★☆  Still so spooky

The Woman in Black – touring to the King’s yet again this week – retains all of its mysterious power to entrance and terrify.

October 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Looking Good Dead

Looking Good Dead

★★☆☆☆ Unfortunate

Subtle as a bulldozer and only sporadically gripping, Looking Good Dead, which is at the King’s all week, works on one level as undemanding entertainment, but is not exactly guaranteed to have the crowds flocking back to the theatres.

October 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Groan Ups

Groan Ups

★★★☆☆ Flat

While there is real energy and commitment in Mischief Theatre’s Groan Ups at the King’s, it is in the service of a script that probably doesn’t deserve such efforts.

September 29, 2021 | By | Reply More